Re: Rocking Australia: The 2011 Aussie Season Thread
Izzy I hope you bring good luck, otherwise you'll never wanna open a thread again I'm excited for the new season...I'd be more excited if she was playing Brisbane but Hopman Cup is the next best choice
We can celebrate here Ana winning Hopman Cup, Sydney and AO!
Sorry... but only in yours dreams
Ana will tank-job Sydney and will win only HC and AO this january
BTW I just visit site of worlds most famous bookmaker William Hill to check odds for upcoming Hopman Cup (winner). Today's odds are: SRB-1.91, GBR-4.50, BEL-7.00, USA-10, ITA-13, AUS-15, FRA-26, KAZ-34. But bigger impression on me have odds from "WTA specials" link there which I notice, where for Who Will Be 2011 Year End WTA Number One? W.Hill give odds: Caro-3, Kim-4, Serena-7, Vera-7, Ana-9, Henin-11, Vika-21, Stosur-26, JJ-26, Venus-34, Maria-34, Fran-34. Is that just me, or W.Hill very overrated chances of Caro, Kim, Serena and Vera?!? Nobody knows how many times Serena will spend to be back on high level and will she be (ever again) full ready; Clijsters with hers Hardcourts big events ONLY reduced schedule already have maximum in 2010 (#3) and no signs that she will change anything in 2011, Vera cant be better than in 2010, and Caro which more than 60% points traditionally coming from fast hardcourts (August-October) no way that will be so lucky again like in 2010 that both Williams and both Belgians will not play anything after USO. But OK, W.Hill is most famous bookmaker in the world with reason, so we must to live with fact that Ana will start 2011 like player which chances to finish 2011 at WTA#1 is rated just at #5
and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is
AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)