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Can Seles Win the U.S. Open?

SURE! With Serena, Venus, Lindsay, and Jennifer all possible or confirmed injury no-shows, and Kim still unable to clear her throat (maybe Lleyton really is the problem), Justine Henin-Hardenne looms at the only real possible threat in Monica's way: IT'S HER BEST CHANCE SINCE THE STABBING!!!
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Would love to see Seles win another Slam, but you need to add her to your list of "all possible or confirmed injury no-shows"
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It's a pity she's not 100 % healthy herself. If she's 100 % fit, wich I really hope she will be, she certainly has a chance.
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If she was fit I would say yes. Even if she does get fit in time, she'll be seriously out of practice in the big practices. I'm just hoping she has a decent run (if shes playing) and rests more, preparing for a good 2004 (if shes playing!)
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BY no means her 'best chance since the stabbing'. Be serious.

First of all, SHE'S injured. But let's assume

a) she can play at least New Haven,

b) she comes back 20 pounds lighter

c) is not on Venus' side of the draw

d) does not face one of the top 7 seeds before the semis

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BY no means her 'best chance since the stabbing'. Be serious.

First of all, SHE'S injured. But let's assume

a) she can play at least New Haven,

b) she comes back 20 pounds lighter


c) is not on Venus' side of the draw

d) does not face one of the top 7 seeds before the semis
I'm usually the one who's too serious- thought a change of pace was in order... and I'd say 35-40 pounds off, then 4 months of flex/stress muscle conditioning which would add 15 pounds of solid muscle mass, then maybe some speed training, and voila! Seles is back in the top 3!
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I'm usually the one who's too serious- thought a change of pace was in order... and I'd say 35-40 pounds off, then 4 months of flex/stress muscle conditioning which would add 15 pounds of solid muscle mass, then maybe some speed training, and voila! Seles is back in the top 3!
She doesn't need to be in the top three to win the US Open. Just get to the semis playing as little as possible, preferably against sub-standard opposition. Once she's in the semis, party time.

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It's a pity she's not 100 % healthy herself. If she's 100 % fit, wich I really hope she will be, she certainly has a chance.
Great post - I believe Seles can do anything when she is healthy. She is that good. But there is still a good possibility that she might not play of course. It will be interesting for sure, if she plays or not.

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It is so frustrating that when so many are out and possibly injured that includes Seles. This would be a great chance for her, especially if she got on the other side of Venus/Justine.
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