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squash
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:04 PM
I sure do think Serena can win all 4. With practice and determination of course Serena can do it. :lick:

*Jool*
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:07 PM
Of Course !!

She's the player to beat for me
Her final in Melbourne proved me she was a GREAT tennis player, I was kinda sick actually seeing this tragic return, but at the same time , astonished

So, yes, definitely, she can win all 4 slams this year.

Shonami Slam
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:10 PM
i think someone might steal RG from her.
it's the thorn in the sides of all the greats.

Chunchun
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:12 PM
No cuz the remaining GS will all go to LenaD's pocket ;) :cool:

RenaSlam.
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:14 PM
I sure as hell hope she does. GO RENA!

jj74
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:14 PM
Obviously she can, she did it in the past. But Serena is very far from being dominant at this time and i don't think she will do it

SelesFan70
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:15 PM
:worship: She "can" because she has the talent, but she won't...Wimbledon will go to Davenport.

V-MAC
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:17 PM
I think that is the most likely scenario. I'd love Venus to win a major this year (Wimbledon would be awesome for her) but I can definitely see Serena winning the remaining three.

VRee_Willario
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:17 PM
Yes! :worship:

lindsayno1
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:20 PM
Wimbledon will go to Davenport.

gawsh i sure hope so!!!!


But if lindsay isnt to win any of them this year, then id rather serena will all of them than maria win any!

VRee_Willario
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:21 PM
Obviously she can, she did it in the past. But Serena is very far from being dominant at this time and i don't think she will do it
But, she won the Australian after ending last year with an injury, having very little preaparation time. And I think she played pretty well against Amelie
(62 62) and Won the last two sets against Lindsay convincingly. She played some good tennis there. And she's told that she wants to win the French 'cause all other majors she's won twice. She'll play better there. She has a great change, (just like Tracy said ;) )

RussiansFan
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:22 PM
She has the ability to win all the 4 slams but I think the she won't succeed, because there are other players (first of all Masha, Lindsay, but also Molik) that are playing very good... or she could lost her condition during one of the 3 remaining...
And, however, if only 3 girls have won all the 4 slams in the same year in the past, this means that it's very difficult to achieve...

fleemke³
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:32 PM
She can do it for sure :) but she won't :)

nash
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:32 PM
She can, but it will be very, very tough.

jonny84
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:43 PM
Maybe, but i think an injury reoccurance might keep her out of at least one slam. :(

Geisha
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:59 PM
I'd love to see Serena win the GRAND SLAM, but I want Venus to win a Slam this year. I think it would be great for both of them to win a couple Slams each.

Of course Serena CAN win all four this year. She won all four in 7 1/2 months back in 2002/2003. But, the question is, who can stop her?

At the French Open, we don't have many contenders. Justine Henin-Hardenne is a serious contender, but I don't think she will be at top form then. Anastasia has shown poor play so far this year, but she has been known to poke some surprises at the French. How will she handle being the defending Champion? Elena D. has a shot, but her serve just isn't strong enough. If Momo can get her head straight, she can cause damage, but I don't think she will. Svetlana, Maria, Venus, Alicia, all rely too much on power and don't have enough claycourt mind and talent. So, I really have to pick Serena if she is at even 75%.

John.
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:00 PM
Absolutely. I have a feeling she will do the Grand Slam this year

mandy7
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:05 PM
No!

Smackie
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:06 PM
I think Maria S will win one.

I dislike her but having seen her played over the last year or so, I realise she is quite tough mentally and her tennis is improving. However she has yet to show she not only can beat power players but also the more 'tactical'/'manipulative' players. It would be interesting to see her play Amelie and how she will cope.

Only if she could play muted, I may appreciate her a bit more.......

To answer the post, no, Maria may steal one from her. Serena will win at least another GS, possibly Wimbledon. RG....I really don't know...it could be anyone's!
Maria may steal the USO.

-cata-
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:06 PM
NO!

tennnisfannn
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:12 PM
The grand salm is very difficult to do but if anyone can do it it is serena, she can win on any surface and has proven she can win four in a row.

TonyP
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:27 PM
It depends upon the health of a lot of people. If Kim stays healthy, if Justine comes back someday, and if all the Russians stay healthy, it will be difficult.

Right now, Maria is her biggest rival and she looks like she is bound to get a slam or two herself.

Serena's fortunes also depend upon how healthy she herself stays, how much tennis she plays, and how dedicated to tennis she is this year. I think to get the other three slams, she would have to put everything else out of her mind and whether she is prepared to do that or not is hard to say.

Hingis could have had the slam in '97, but for that horseback riding accident. Like Serena, Martina was never willing to make tennis her "everything" and so it didn't happen. And Martina and Serena are in many ways very similiar people.

My guess is, it will NOT happen.

Serena+LenaDrule
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:52 PM
Maybe she can maybe she can't but The Fact that makes me happy is she is the only player to be able to do it so why not go for it ;) :bounce:

She said if things go well at FO then she has got a big shot :yeah:

blumaroo
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:54 PM
I don't think so.

Shoulderpova
Mar 1st, 2005, 02:54 PM
I hope you just jinx her by opening this thread :devil:

tennisjunky
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:05 PM
i agree that she's one of very few that has the talent to accomplish this feat, but i don't think she will. i see her getting two, with a slight chance at three but i don't see her winning all four. between the pressure that she would be under and the fierce competition it would be asking for too much.

bandabou
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:39 PM
She already has shown us she CAN win four in a row.....so she has the talent...but I don't think this Serena is as good as the Serena back then...the trick will probably be winning RG..if she can do that, then the odds increase enormously.

Good luck babygirl...you can!!

Tati & Dani
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:42 PM
i don't think she gonne win all 4.

Maria Croft
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:44 PM
yeah, she might be able too, but it will be very difficult

jmcfarla
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:59 PM
I think she has the ability, but I don't think she will.

I think the problem could be winning the French followed by Wimbledon.
It would be an emotionally and physically draining effort to win the French, with the number of top players she would have to go through.
And there is not much time to recover for SW19: where venus, molik, lindsay, amelie, and maria, will all be tough (not to mention potentially the belgians, other russians and capriati) .

TonyP
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:02 PM
I also think the competition today is better than it was in 2002/2003, meaning that the Belgians had not yet emerged, nor had the Russians, and Hingis had left the tour, but hadn't really been a factor since the first few months of 2002. Davenport was not playing well, either, and was plagued by injuries. And Capriati didn't really do anything at all after the 2002 AO.

Today there are a lot of girls hitting the ball as hard as Serena.

bandabou
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:14 PM
To say nothing of the tour of ' 97......

_LuCaS_
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:19 PM
Not impossible. Just highly improbable.

~CANUCK~
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:20 PM
No, i think someone will beat her at RG, the others she has a great chance at.

GertAlert
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:23 PM
One word: No!

(But I might reconsider if she wins Rolland Garros though...)

Volcana
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:25 PM
If she made that her SOLE priority for the year, no worries about ranking, other titles, clothing design or guest appearances on TV, I'd bet money on her doing it. As it is, she'll be the favorite for each individual title, barring injury, but that guarantees nothing. Roger Federer would be just as heavily favored, and he didn't even get through OZ.

PaulieM
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:33 PM
I'd love to see her do it :banana:

Julia1968
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:13 PM
By default (winning the first grand slam of 2005), she is the only player to have a shot. However, the last player to do such was the Great Stefanie Graf 17 years ago. At this point in her career, Serena isn't as dominate as Graf was when Graf won a real calendar year Grand Slam.

Realistically speaking, the women on tour right now are too good for this to be a calendar year slam for Serena.

And there's always the Sharapova factor....Serena's persistent achilles heel. Until Serena can shake off Sharapova, she'll never enjoy the same dominance she had for 15 months from 2002-2003.

Serena!
Mar 1st, 2005, 08:05 PM
Yeah, I definately think she "can" win all three. It's just a matter of determination and lack of injuries. If serena stays healthy this year, sticks to tennis and plays like she did in 02-03, SHE WILL win the next three slams this year! Another way she won't win the three remaining slams, is if at Roland Garros, some other great clay player beats her. So, you never know, anything can happen :bounce: :worship: :hearts: ;) :D :) :p

DA FOREHAND
Mar 1st, 2005, 08:21 PM
It depends upon the health of a lot of people. If Kim stays healthy, if Justine comes back someday, and if all the Russians stay healthy, it will be difficult.

Right now, Maria is her biggest rival and she looks like she is bound to get a slam or two herself.

Serena's fortunes also depend upon how healthy she herself stays, how much tennis she plays, and how dedicated to tennis she is this year. I think to get the other three slams, she would have to put everything else out of her mind and whether she is prepared to do that or not is hard to say.

Hingis could have had the slam in '97, but for that horseback riding accident. Like Serena, Martina was never willing to make tennis her "everything" and so it didn't happen. And Martina and Serena are in many ways very similiar people.

My guess is, it will NOT happen.


And Majoli SPANKING THAT ASS!!...Funny how people let that fact slide.

tennislover
Mar 1st, 2005, 08:22 PM
I hope not: otherwise women's tennis would be like this: :yawn:

DA FOREHAND
Mar 1st, 2005, 08:25 PM
I also think the competition today is better than it was in 2002/2003, meaning that the Belgians had not yet emerged, nor had the Russians, and Hingis had left the tour, but hadn't really been a factor since the first few months of 2002. Davenport was not playing well, either, and was plagued by injuries. And Capriati didn't really do anything at all after the 2002 AO.

Today there are a lot of girls hitting the ball as hard as Serena.


The Belgians hadn't arrived by 02/03? LOL Let me guess, when Venus and Serena opened the door to leave to heal from thier injuries, the Belgians walked through and started dominating....what a coincidence. :rolleyes:

Brooks.
Mar 1st, 2005, 08:27 PM
The Belgians hadn't arrived by 02/03? LOL Let me guess, when Venus and Serena opened the door to leave to heal from thier injuries, the Belgians walked through and started dominating....what a coincidence. :rolleyes:

somebody with common sense :eek: ..........thank you :worship: :worship:

DA FOREHAND
Mar 1st, 2005, 09:14 PM
Every player on the tour is talented if they weren't they wouldn't be getting payed to play a sport we all love.

Skill and confidence seperate the best from the rest of the pack. When you lose some of that confidence from a bad loss or series of losses, injury or personal setbacks your true greatness is revealed. Some players battle back (Navratilova/Graf/Seles/Capriati/Serena/Venus/BJK/Court), others fade away and limp back to the mountains.

1jackson2001
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:23 PM
Can she? Yeah she can. But then any player who's won the Australian open theoretically can complete the Grand Slam. ;)

But Serena has a decent shot. She's won all of them before so she has it in her. I think she'll need to peak at all the majors and play with full confidence while having some luck. Luck as in not getting horrible draws or facing consecutive top players playing at their best...and not being injured in anyway.

If she does do it, then her legacy would jump up at least another 2 levels. :yeah:

Stamp Paid
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:11 PM
Her biggest obstacle is Roland Garris. If she wins that, she really should ride off the momentum of having won two slams back to back on her least favorite surfaces and take Wimbledon and the USO.

23TwentyThree23
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:33 PM
I think if she wins at Roland Garros she can well win the other two. However, I hope not - that would mean none others for amélie and masha!:sad: