H2Hs and Quarter Picks: After all the upsets, it's leading to a Serena/Kim showdown
Serena (1)v. Amelie (5)
H2H: Serena leads 5:1
1999-02-22 Paris Indoor Hardcourt F Serena Williams (USA) 6-2 3-6 7-6(4)
2000-02-14 Hannover Indoor Hardcourt SF Serena Williams (USA) 6-2 6-7(4) 7-6(3)
2002-01-07 Sydney Hardcourt QF Serena Williams (USA) 6-4 7-6(6)
2002-06-24 Wimbledon Grass SF Serena Williams (USA) 6-2 6-1
2003-02-03 Paris Indoor Hardcourt F Serena Williams (USA) 6-3 6-2
2003-05-12 Rome Clay SF Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 1-6 7-5 6-3
Analysis: Although Serena has historically dominated, Amelie won their only meeting on clay three weeks ago.
However, word from Mary C. is that Amelie is still very tight in the locker-room.
This could be a very good match, if Amelie keeps her nerves under control. Serena will also be reeling from the loss of her sister in the draw.
Pick: Serena in three
Justine (4) v. Chanda (8)
Justine leads 3:2
2000-01-10 Hobart Hardcourt QF Chanda Rubin (USA) 7-5 0-6 6-2
2001-01-08 Canberra Hardcourt QF Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6-2 6-4
2001-10-08 Filderstadt Indoor Hardcourt R16 Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 7-5 3-6 6-3
2002-10-21 Linz Indoor Carpet SF Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 7-6(1) 6-4
2003-03-17 Miami Hardcourt QF Chanda Rubin (USA) 6-3 6-2
Analysis: This is another "silent rivalry" (almost anything with Rubin is). Chanda won their lastest meeting at Miami, but these two have never played on clay. Already both had face hard 3 setters, and Justine will feel the pressure increasing as she goes through the rounds. Can Chanda pull an upset?
Pick: Justine in straights
Nadia v. Vera (22)
The Battle of the Russian Starlets
Analysis:These two have never played each other, but both posted upsets in the 4th rd., beating Jennifer and Venus. I haven't seen Nadia play, but Vera looked very convincing in her win against Venus. I think she has a date with the SFs.
Pick: Vera in three.
Conchita (24) v. Kim (2)
Kim leads 2:1
2000-07-31 San Diego Hardcourt R32 Conchita Martinez (ESP) 6-3 6-4
2000-10-02 Filderstadt Indoor Hardcourt QF Kim Clijsters (BEL) 7-5 7-5
2003-03-03 Indian Wells Hardcourt SF Kim Clijsters (BEL) 6-3 6-2
Analysis: Although they have never played on clay, Kim has won their last two meetings, including a win over Conchita on her winning run of Indian Wells.
Pick: Kim in straights.
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Last edited by Tennis Fool; Jun 1st, 2003 at 10:27 PM.