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Smile Who can possibly stop the domination by the Williams &/or the 2 Belgians in 2004?

Simply take a look back at the Grand Slams history in 2003, we realize its either being dominated by the Williams sisters or the 2 Belgian girls.....

Australian Open 2003:
Champion: Serena Williams
Final: Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams
Semis: Serena Williams vs. Kim Clijsters / Venus Williams vs. Justine Henin-Hardene

French Open 2003:
Champion: Justine Henin-Hardene
Final: Justine Henin-Hardene vs. Kim Clijsters
Semis: Justine Henin-Hardene vs. Serena Williams / Kim Clijsters vs. Nadia Petrova

Wimbledon 2003:
Champion: Serena Williams
Final: Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams
Semis: Serena Williams vs. Justine Henin-Hardene / Venus Williams vs. Kim Clijsters

US Open 2003:
Champion: Justine Henin-Hardene
Final: Justine Henin-Hardene vs. Kim Clijsters
Semis: Justine Henin-Hardene vs. Jennifer Capriati / Kim Clijsters vs. Lindsay Davenport

I think majority of people will expect this rivalry between the Williams and the 2 Belgians to be continued in 2004 and simply dominates the Grand Slams in 2004 too......

But my question is, is there anyone on the tour right now can possibly stop this to be happened in the Grand Slams 2004? If there is one, who will this player be?

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I think it will be a 3 way battle in 2004, Serena, Justine and Kim

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It'll be a 3 way battle between Serena, Justine and Venus.
Kim will be just behind those 3 people (but in front of probably 2 in the rankings !).
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Vera Zvonareva can challenge all four on clay.
ditto for Sharapova on grass/fast hard court
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a healthy amelie

i'm also eager to see what maria can do next year at Wimbledon

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Daniela Hantuchova!

Luvya DANIELA the top ten beckons!


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Sugiyama can probably stop Kim every once in a while.

Chanda can perhaps take on Justine when they play on a fast surface, and she can take both William sisters.

Shaughnessy can take Venus pretty well.

Sandrine will probably resume troubling Serena

Nadia can trouble all if she plays well.
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I find it amusing how so many people have such faith in Maria. Maria will be good someday, but she ain´t challenging the top 4 just yet.

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I find it amusing how so many people have such faith in Maria. Maria will be good someday, but she ain´t challenging the top 4 just yet.
She lost 0-6 3-6 to Kim recently
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She lost 0-6 3-6 to Kim recently
And that against Kim.....wanna see what Serena and Venus will do to her?! Same as they did with Dani: DESTROY her!

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And that against Kim.....wanna see what Serena and Venus will do to her?! Same as they did with Dani: DESTROY her!
She took a 6-1 set off of Kim with her big shots, it's just a matter of consistency with Sharapova. I have a small clip if you would like to see.
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She took a 6-1 set off of Kim with her big shots, it's just a matter of consistency with Sharapova. I have a small clip if you would like to see.
That´s what I said....she will be good someday, but for next year it is too soon to expect her to be really challenging the top 4.

Post the clip for moi, no.

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I would agree that you're a little deluded if you think that Sharapova will be challenging the top 4 next season. She's had some great results and will no doubt get there someday, but next season? Please!

At the moment Jen & Amelie are the closest to the top 4, but both have question marks over their fitness and mental strength. The other possibility is Daniela who started out her career with a huge variety of shots but seems to have dwindled into a one-dimensional erratic power player. If she gets her act together, and dumping Sears should help, she's definitely got the talent.
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Didn't Sharapova lose something like 6/0 6/2 against Clijsters ?
Of course Sharapova beat 6-1 : and in the interview, CLijsters said that if she plays this way, she's unbeatable.
I haven't seen that match, but for me the reason why Kim said that, was because Sharapova is a new talent : just to encourage her !!
THat's just my point of view
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