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pierce0415
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:00 AM
Grand Slam Champion Showdown :boxing:
(1) Justine vs. Mary

Well my opinion on this match can be found on the other thread I created ... Mary is hitting the ball HARD at the moment and moving better than I have seen her move in a LONG time ... :bigwave: will be sunk 7-5, 6-4.


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(3) Myskina vs. Schiavone :yawn:

People are complaining about Amelie's cakewalk draw? Well Myskina has managed to get a dream draw for this Olympics ... Serna / Brandi / Danilidou :tape: :tape: :tape: None of whom she should have struggled against ... And her dream will continue against Fran ... May be tight but Myskina in straight sets

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040818/s/r547140087.jpg (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?g=events/sp/081204olympictennis&a=&tmpl=sl&ns=&l=1&e=10&a=0&printer=)http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040817/s/r4135683523.jpg (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?g=events/sp/081204olympictennis&a=&tmpl=sl&ns=&l=1&e=101&a=0&printer=)


(8) Sugiyama vs. Molik (Oceania War) :bolt:

Two players w/ contrasting styles should make for an entertaining match ... Molik has more power and should be able to control the match but she could also erupt into errors or choke :tape: on the eve of getting to her first major semifinal in the biggest match of her career. Ai has alot of experience on her side and will prevail in three sets. :worship:


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(5) Sveta vs. (2) Amelie (Big Babe Showdown of the Day) :armed:

Well we will all keeping an eye on all of Amelie's skin as she walks out onto the court tommorrow to see if this RASH :devil: is still there. If Amelie is unhampered, she should be able to frustrate Sveta w/ her loops and also match Sveta for power. Amelie will win in 3 sets with the third one being 6-2


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tennisIlove09
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:05 AM
I think:

Pierce def. JHH
Myskina def. Fran
Sugiyama def. Molik
Mauresmo def. Kuznetsova

I want:

JHH vs. Pierce--either way, I'm happy
Myskina def. Fran
Molik def. Sugiyama
Kuznetsova def. Mauresmo

switz
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:09 AM
Pierce def Henin 6-2, 6-4
Myskina def Schiavone 6-2, 6-3
Molik def Sugiyama 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 (please don't question this prediction prctennis)
Mauresmo def Kuznetsova 7-6(4), 6-3

Mr. Myskina
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:13 AM
the only one that matters is Myskina def. Schiavone 6-1 6-0

Andy.
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:14 AM
My predictions:
1. Mary vs Justine- Mary is plating very well at the moment and seems to lift under team conditions. she is the hardest hitter in the womens game and is moving better, this will be justines first real match and i think Mary will Suprise her to win in straight something like 6/3, 7/5.

2. Myskina vs schiavone- I think this match is on myskina's raquet. she has a better game all round and if she plays well i predict she will win in straight 6/2, 7/6

3. Molik vs Sugiama- Sugiama is a very frustraighting opponent running down so many big shots and counter punching terrifically. she showed us that in the last round. Molik is by far the more powerfull but her movement is supect. i predict Ai will run too many of alicia's shots down and anoy her into error i think i will win 3/6, 6/4, 6/3.

4. Kuznetsova vs Mauresmo- Both of these players are pretty evenly matched in power but Amelie has a lot more variety and experince and i predict that she will prevail in 3 sets 2/6, 7/5, 6/1.

Jakeev
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:16 AM
1. Justine over Mary: But Mary would be wise to try and exploit how much stamina Justine has on court. I like Justine because she is quicker around the court and although Mary is probably at her best in years, I still think Justine has the edge.

2. Myskina over Schiavone: I don't think Myskina is playing great ball but I still think she does everything better than Francesca. But the Italian would be wise to exploit the Russian's mobility since supposedly, she has an injured hip.

3. Molik over Sugiyama: Alicia is red hot right now and the only weapon Ai will have against her is her patience and great defending on court. Molik is slower on court but her serve and game has been huge in these Olympics. I see Sugiyama being overpowered.

4. Mauresmo over Svetlana: Two of the biggest strikers of the ball, but I think Amelie is doing everything one step further. Amelie has the game that can frustrate Svetlana if she stays aggressive and I think the momentum is much more on the Frenchwoman's side.

fabifan#1
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:36 AM
i think henin-hardenne beats pierce
myskina beats schiovone
sugiyma beats molik
kuznetzova beats mauresmo in upset all very tough matchess

Anna F'd Enrique
Aug 19th, 2004, 02:29 AM
Henin Hardenne def Pierce 6-1 6-3 i want Pierce to win 6-0 6-0....

mboyle
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:16 AM
I want either Justine to win or Amelie to lose. I don't care about the rest. I guess I love Mary, and really want to see her do well, so vamos Sveta. Let's have a Pierce/Myskina/Molik/Kuznetsova semi-final lineup.

Mr_Molik
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:22 AM
Henin-Hardenne def Pierce: Justine has had 3 matches to get her back in the groove and should be too good for Mary (I hope not though)
Myskina def Schiavone: Schiavone just doesn't have the weapons to beat top players.
Molik def Sugiyama: Alicia is in RED HOT form (17 aces in 2 sets against Raymond :worship: ) and should have no problem with Ai if she continues to play this way.
Mauresmo def Kuznetsova: Amelie usually plays her best tennis at big non slam events and should be too good for Sveta

AjdeNate!
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:22 AM
J2H in 2, a tight one and a not-so-tight one.
Mykina in 2.
Sugiyama in a 3 set marathon.
Mauresmo in 3, but I won't be surprised if Kuzy wins.

Dan23
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:37 AM
My tips:
Henin-Hardenne over Pierce in 3 sets
Myskina over Schiavone comfortably in straights
Sugiyama over Molik in 3 tough sets (though i'd much prefer Molik and wouldnt be surprised :) CMON AUSSIE! )
Mauresmo over Kuznetsova in straights

tennnisfannn
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:41 AM
Justine vs mary, ordinarily a no contest but with JHH just back from illness, mary is in with a chance, she beat a venus who seemed to have been playing well. 60% chance for mary.
Don't really care about the others but ALICIA BRING THIS HOME!

charmedRic
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:09 AM
Best Of Luck To:

Henin, Fran, Alicia and Sveta

FaceyFacem
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:19 AM
i want pierce of course, but i can't believe people are so excited for her to win, justine has looked near perfect and nothing about her mental state should make us think she could collapse in this one (unlike venus who has had a crappy year and i KNEW would lose before medal rounds) gonna go justine in this one but mary has been playing well, good for her
myskina should kill schiavone, typical francesca tournament, make a nice run through horrible people then lose to who she should lose to
molik was my fark horse from the start, not gonna be shocked if it is a close one with molik winning, closest match to pick for sure, think i'm gonna stick with alicia, who will probably end up medal-less in the end sadly
amelie should beat sveta, that being said, she very well could not, unfortunately US likes to ignore kuzie and therefore i can't gauge her, i'm giving amelie the edge anyway, sveta's been tough all year, but her BIG wins are few and far between
i don't see justine or anastasia losing back to back matches and i see either amelie of svetlana beating molik, so i think alicia is gonna be 4th, medal picture as such:
gold: myskina
silver: mauresmo
bronze: henin
4th: molik
(sub kuzie in for amelie if need be, and swap justine and nastya need be)

Dana Marcy
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:26 AM
I think Juju, Myskina, Sugiyama and Momo will win. Pierce will have to return out of her mind to beat Juju.

VeNuS#1LoVa
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:44 AM
I think:

Justine Def. Pierce 2 Sets
Myskina Def. Shiavone 3 Sets
Sugiyama Def. Molik 3 Sets
Momo Def. Sveta 3 Sets

I want:

Pierce Def. Henin 2 Sets
Nastya Def. Francesca 2 Sets
Molik Def. Sugiyama 6-0,6-0
Sveta Def. Momo 2 Sets

LucasArg
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:45 AM
Pierce in 3 sets
Myskina in 2 sets
Sugiyama in 3 sets
Mauresmo in 2 sets

pcrtennis
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:54 AM
Henin-Hardenne in 3 sets (Pierce is on fire...though she did beat my Venus!)
Myskina in 2 sets
Sugiyama in 3 sets (Though it could go 2 as well...will be a fun match!)
Mauresmo in 3 sets

Daniel
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:57 AM
Go Sveta and Nastya :)

Lemonskin.
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:03 AM
JHH
Myskina
Molik
Mauresmo

Glenn
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:05 AM
Henin-Hardenne def. Pierce easy
Myskina def. Schiavone easy
Sugiyama def. Molik in 3
Mauresmo def. Kuznetsova 2 tough sets

Beat
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:05 AM
henin
myskina
sugiyama
mauresmo

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:12 AM
Ok, okay...

1. Justine over Mary in 2 sets...I have the feeling that Juju is right back on track again

2. Nastya over Schiavone in 2 easy sets...should be no problem for the russian

3. Sugiyama over Molik in three weird sets

4. Momo over Sveti in two sets...why am I the only one who thinks that Momo won´t struggle today???

...though to be honest, it would be good for Justine and Nastya if Momo loses, but...well, don´t wanna be mean;)

Ekkekko
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:29 AM
Pierce dft Henin 7-6, 6-4
Schiavone dft Myskina 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Sugiyama dft Molik 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Mauresmo dft Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-2

Jakeev
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:15 AM
Its pretty sad when I read stuff from posters like mboyle and another who calls himself tennisfan (what a contridiction) who say they don't care about how players not their faves do in the Olympic quarters.

People want to know what the problem is in women's tennis? Read those two posters comments and you will see what a big part of the problem is.

fifiricci
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:33 AM
Its pretty sad when I read stuff from posters like mboyle and another who calls himself tennisfan (what a contridiction) who say they don't care about how players not their faves do in the Olympic quarters.

People want to know what the problem is in women's tennis? Read those two posters comments and you will see what a big part of the problem is.
Well this is all very laudable, but haven't you noticed yet that the vast majority of posters on this board are only interested in their favs and don't give a shit about how the others do?! I think its a little unfair of you to single these two out!

If you want impartial/intelligent commentary I would suggest you duck out of here and go buy some broadsheets.

Elldee
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:38 AM
Pierce will defeat Henin Hardenne 6-4 6-4
Myskina will win in easy straight sets.
Sugiyama will win in three sets, with an easy third set win.
Mauresmo will win in straight sets.

Lemonskin.
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:42 AM
Barely anyone believes that Molik will win :(

Ekkekko
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:43 AM
Its pretty sad when I read stuff from posters like mboyle and another who calls himself tennisfan (what a contridiction) who say they don't care about how players not their faves do in the Olympic quarters.

People want to know what the problem is in women's tennis? Read those two posters comments and you will see what a big part of the problem is.
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

GermanBoy
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:48 AM
the only one that matters is Myskina def. Schiavone 6-1 6-0
Dreams are nice but not real! :rolleyes: :)

Jakeev
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:49 AM
Well this is all very laudable, but haven't you noticed yet that the vast majority of posters on this board are only interested in their favs and don't give a shit about how the others do?! I think its a little unfair of you to single these two out!

If you want impartial/intelligent commentary I would suggest you duck out of here and go buy some broadsheets.
Fuck that. If you have paid attention to my posts in the past, this is my one peeve about this board: a vast majority don't support the women's game as a whole.

I speak the truth and sure is hell will not backdown from my comment or "duck" out of here because perhaps you cannot see throught the crap that is said.

Unfair my ass.........

Ekkekko
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:36 PM
Well this is all very laudable, but haven't you noticed yet that the vast majority of posters on this board are only interested in their favs and don't give a shit about how the others do?! I think its a little unfair of you to single these two out!

If you want impartial/intelligent commentary I would suggest you duck out of here and go buy some broadsheets.
Why would you think it's a lil unfair that Jakeev singled those two out? Don't you know that nothing's ever fair in this world that we live in today?

Jakeev was merely stating an example and since those two, well..you could kinda say that you'll probably find them at most threads talking about their faves and pissing off other posters' views. I do not think it's fair to just post stupid and irrational comments about other players. Pop over to one of these threads and you'll see why. Unless of course, you'd not been paying attention to any of these threads or you'd been asleep in some Cinderella land. Whatever it is, these posters are only rooting for their favourites impartially, without any form of reasoning. They can go on and on forever saying, "I know player A is not going to win a GS anytime soon" and yada yada.

Why would you even suggest to Jakeev to duck out of the board when he/she has every right to stay in here whether His/Her Royal Highness likes it or not. The board is here to stay and so are we. Commentaries by some posters make an intellectual read too! You just gotta know how to look for them and to read their posts.. Am I making any sense to you? :confused:

Jakeev, great post!:worship:

Pengwin
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:39 PM
Henin-Hardenne def. Pierce
6-0 6-1

Myskina def. Schiavone
6-2 6-3

Sugiyama def. Molik
6-4 3-6 7-5

Mauresmo def. Kuznetsova
7-5 6-2

QuicKyMonSter
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:42 PM
mary over justine
schiavone over myskina
sugi over alicia
kuzzie over amelie

GermanBoy
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:45 PM
Mary :hearts:

Francesca

Alicia :hearts:

Amélie

Nicoleke
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:51 PM
I want :

M. Pierce def J. Henin - Hardenne
A. Myskina def F. Schiavone
A. Molik def A. Sugiyama
A. Mauresmo def S. Kuznetsova

I think :

J. Henin - Hardenne def M. Pierce
A. Myskina def F. Schiavone
A. Sugiyama def A. Molik
S. Kuznetsova def A. Mauresmo

lizchris
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:01 PM
The players who will go on to the medal round are:

Henin-Hardenne
Myskina
Sugiyama
Kuznetsova

fifiricci
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:19 PM
Fuck that. If you have paid attention to my posts in the past, this is my one peeve about this board: a vast majority don't support the women's game as a whole.

I speak the truth and sure is hell will not backdown from my comment or "duck" out of here because perhaps you cannot see throught the crap that is said.

Unfair my ass.........
Oh dear, we are pre-menstrual today! Hope you realise what an arrogant fuck this post makes you sound like!