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Anyone think Petrova has a chance against Kim?

I haven't seen Petrova play at all recently, so I find it quite difficult to judge. I think it'll depend on her attitude to an extent - she might just feel happy to have got this far and therefore not put everything into her match with Kim. But, if she's motivated and serves well, I think she's in with a chance of upsetting Kim who hasn't been tested yet except for a very strange first set in the Maleeva match.
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I think if she continues her form, she has a great chance to win the whole damn thing!! She will be dangerous for Kimmie. Just like Capriati, she really hasn't been tested, and then Petrova comes along with her missles..... upset in the making
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Unfortunately, yes.

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Slim to none. Just a wild guess.

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most definitely. she didnt back down against monica, jennifer, or vera. what would make anyone think that kim will be any different. she may not win, but i EXPECT 3 sets...
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It's very exciting to think that Nadia can make sure a great comeback and surge in rankings at such a huge event! I am very happy for her and proud of her!! It's tough to be focused and consistent for so many matches and she has shown that she's matured so much on the courts. No more injuries, I hope!

Of course she has a chance against Kim. She has been tested and beat much higher-ranked players than Kim has. But like everything else with tennis, it all depends how these two women will play that day. Odds are highly stacked in Kim's favour. We shall see.

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If she can beat Jennifer by playing so good, beating Vera playing good and patient, she has a chance against Kim.

Maybe her nerves can harm her the most!

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One has to think that Nadia would be tired. Having played 6 competitive sets altogether the last two matches, surely has to take a toll on her. I mean, Vera and Nadia had 49 hit rallies going on. And Nadia surely can't be fit since she basically came back from a lon g injury.
I'll be rooting for Nadia, she was, and still is one of my favoourite players behind Venus and Serena.
Go beat Kimberaly on Thursday Petrova
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Kim=Jennifer......Nothing but defense against someone like Nadia on her game. Kim will be ran from corner to corner. The difference in this match compared to the Jennifer match will be the sheer fact that Kim will be getting more balls back then what jennifer did. Nadia has a real good chance here. She has played very well. And I smell an upset. If Nadia pressures kim to play an offensive game, it could cauz Kim to make some errors and not play as well. And if you look at the big picture, and if you have been watching Kim's matches, easy scores, but mainly decided on 1 point each game. Basically Kim has been winning the big points. In this semi there will be a lot of big points. I think Kim will win in three only b/c I don't know if Naida is ready to all of a sudded out of nowhere be a top player and play her first slam final. Nevers will be a very big factor. And I think kim will start off underestimating her and drop the first set. Some might not like this statement. But I think Nadia has this match in her hands. The way she has been playing, if she plays like she did against cappy and vera she is the sure bet winner. But I think again nerves will really call this matches winner.

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I don't think so! i predicted that if Kim won the match against Maggie (after the - loss in the 1st), she would win the whole thing! And I really believe she can make my dream come true! Come on Kim, it's up to you now! But we Kim-fans believe in you! Beat Petrova and than maybe a Belgian finale! Oh wouldn't that be great! But I know that if Serena keep playing like this, it will be difficult, but it is possible! COME ON KIM, TAKE THAT FIRST GS-TITLE ! MAKE US BELGIANS PROUD AGAIN!
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def she got
she is playing some excellent tennis this week so she will have chances to win


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Nadia is up to number 31 now

She i think will definetly keep this up. And if she upsets kim, she could be top 20?

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Anything is possible. As Pam said, Petrova is majorly "in the zone" right now. I've been a fan of hers since seeing her play in the early rounds at La Costa a few years ago. Man, what a serve she had even back then. But then she had all the injuries and was out for a long time. I'm glad she's healthy and putting together this run.
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Kim=Jennifer......Nothing but defense against someone like Nadia on her game.
LOL. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, Sparky. You do watch tennis, don't you? I said Petrova has a chance. I didn't say it was a fantastic one. BTW, Kim has more skills than "bash to this side, bash to that side".

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Very tough match for Kim I think. Which she will not underestimate. Petrova has a chance but if Kim plays well, she should be able to make it to the final.

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