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Seriously...Kim for #1 this year?

Seriously, does Clijsters have a chance at #1 this year?

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Serena's defending/adding until after US Open:
-Winner Rome
-Winner Roland Garros [will lose points regardless]
-Winner Wimbledon [may not lose, but it will be tough, as she beat #1 last year]
-ADDING Stanford, as far as we know
-QF LA [will add]
-DNP Canada [will add]
-Winner US Open

Clijsters
-SF in Rome [can add]
-3rd in Paris [will add--probably a lot]
-QF in Grass warm up [may not play? not sure...will add if she does]
-2nd in Wimbledon [will add]
-Finals in Stanford [may not add]
-QF in San Diego [probably will add]
-2nd in LA [will add]
-3rd in Canada [will add]
-4th in US Open [will add]

While Kim's played so much more, she has MUCH more room to improve. We all know that the chances of Serena adding any more events are slim to none...

I am beginning to think that Kim has a good chance at #1 by US Open, assuming she does well at the majors...and I see no reason why she wouldn't.
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I would love to see her to be the new no.1, but she got to train more, and perform better against the Williams, be more mentally strong.

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You are right tennisIlove, Kim has a chance but it will probably depend on RG and Wimbledon. If Serena can defend these titles then she'll probably be safe.
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I also believe it is possible. If she wins one slam then it will most likely be a definite coz she plays a full schedule. Without crunching the numbers she could possibly make it if she does well in all the other tournys even if she doesn't win a slam. Unless of course Serena won two more slams then it may be a big ask. Lindsay ended the year 2001 at no.1 without even making to a slam final!
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kim no.1 won't ever happen.. no worries
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maybe it'll happen ... but even with her scant schedule, Serena has still amassed more points on the year than Kim. Kim would have to do it the old-fashioned way.... by being the better player.
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Clijsters would to win like 15 or 14 out of her best 17 and be making it to the SF of all the slams or better

I think right now if anyone will over take Serena it will be Venus

and that wouldn't be untill after the Us Open
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I don't know if it's possible. ... Her game on clay isn't there yet and on grass she doesn't have that great results .. so I don't know ... and I don't think Serena will let this happen

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She'll get it. She plays much more than Serena.. and Kim's form is better than last year.

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kim has done zero to derserve #1.

After she beats Venus and Serena at a Grand Slam, then we can talk.

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whether she derserves it is moot

the rankings may give it to her
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kim has done zero to derserve #1.

After she beats Venus and Serena at a Grand Slam, then we cant talk.
Exactly, we can'T talk, never.
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i'm sure serena wouldn't want that. and we know that if serena sets a goal, most likely she can do it. she's far too confident and consistent.




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Exactly, we can'T talk, never.
I meant can.

What are you talking about?
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I know you meant can. It was just a reaction to what I read sometimes:
"Hingis was n°1 because the opposition was weak"
"Serena is n°1 because she doesn't play a lot of tournaments. If she played a full year, she wouldn't be. Plus she's only strong physically."
Now "Kim won't be a real n°1 unless she beats the Williams in a Grand Slam". What's next? Should she beat them playing left handed?

None of these girls bought their points at the supermarket (at that line of Thomas ). If Clijsters becomes number one, she'll have earned it as rightfully as the others.

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