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PointBlank
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:42 AM
Ok every year lately there is a semi-finalist no one really expected to get there(except maybe there favorites but hey)..anyways..here are some examples:

04 - Suarez
03 - Petrova
02 - Fernandez
01 - Clijsters/Henin-Hardenne

So who do you think this year?..please dont put Zvonareva..even though she is slumping she is still a top player..

I think maybe Karatantcheva..she won juniors this year..and she loves clay..and she gets to play it finally pro this year..

SzavayFi
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:44 AM
I think Schnyder could surprise everyone.

Marcus1979
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:47 AM
Schnyder plays well on clay.

anyone think Fabiola could make a suprise :shrug:

thelittlestelf
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:48 AM
I think Schnyder could surprise everyone.I wouldn't call it a surprise. Patty has an excellent game for clay.

Oneofakind0490
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:50 AM
I sorta agree with you and Karatantcheva. I don't think she will make the semifinals but she will show her potential on clay this year.
I don't know who will be the surprise player this year.

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:52 AM
Lindsay Davenport. Yeah she's the number one player in the world but who really thinks she could make it that far.

Marcus1979
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:52 AM
Could we call it a suprise if Mauresmo won a semifinal or won the event ;)

PointBlank
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:55 AM
Ok people obviously missed the end of my post. :p

Marcus1979
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:56 AM
Sorry,

Went off on our own dirrection didn't we :lol:

*Jool*
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:00 AM
Conchita will be the surprise winner of the whole thing :yeah:
dreaming is sweet :kiss:

PointBlank
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:01 AM
Sorry,

Went off on our own dirrection didn't we :lol:

Yep :p

Shonami Slam
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:05 AM
if it's a surprise - we can't know :P

smashnova! for the heck of it.

for real, safina.

fOxYLiCiOuS
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:07 AM
Farina-Elia :kiss: I just love how she always floats around the GS draws. :D

The 4th Rnd is where she normally loses in the last few of GS events.... But i'd love to see her do well in RG ... Perhaps QF .


Flavia Pennetta :kiss: Her GS record is not too good. Only been playing in GS since '03. RG debut = 3rd rnd ... She's already won 2 events this season. I think Flavia could surprise a few. :)

exoneuk
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:32 AM
Currently I'd say Pennetta could spring a surprise if she brings her clay court game with her.

Hmmm... otherwise I really don't know! To me, Roland Garros tends to be bring most of the surprises in terms of Grand Slams! Tim Henman anyone? :P :lol:

Geisha
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:33 AM
Maybe Pascual? If she's on, who knows?

*Jool*
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:34 AM
Tim Henman anyone? :P :lol:

I take this , it's good to see him play on clay, it brings change to the clay courters game , last year I wanted him to take the title

faboozadoo15
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:40 AM
amy frazier
or
conchita martinez
hell maybe
k sprem

deja_entendu
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:40 AM
Gisela Dulko... she's a clay-court vixen through and through...

JenFan75
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:48 AM
Pierce.

switz
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:49 AM
i'll be dissapointed if patty loses before the quarters of roland garros so i wouldn't put her in the surprise category.

suarez was a surprise but you can't look over the fact that she benefitted from her draw (i credit her for that though - it's not a criticism at all)

petrova was in great form leading into that tournament from memory

clijsters/henin were big prospects.

fernandez was the only major shock and i think she beat someone good early and then beat suarez in that dramatic quarter-final.

switz
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:51 AM
yeah i would put mary in there. if she's healthy and has decent draw she can beat anyone.

i think golovin might do something - maybe not semi.

exoneuk
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:54 AM
I take this , it's good to see him play on clay, it brings change to the clay courters game , last year I wanted him to take the title

Don't get me wrong, so did I when he reached the semis but my GOD what a shock! Especially for a guy who doesn't play that well on clay (a general British trait really!)

Anyway... Erm... ladies...er... Vaidisova, Vaidisova, Vaidisova. That makes this post valid. Sort of.

RenaSlam.
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:19 AM
Pierce.

Chunchun
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:35 AM
Ivanovic maybe

rada
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:40 AM
hope ivanovic

New
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:56 AM
Would Dokic be given a wildcard? If she is maybe it would be her.

Of course I would hope Tammy be the surprise semifinalist.

And given last year's breakthrough by Zheng, perhaps a Chinese girl (Li, Peng or Zheng might reach the semifinals.)

PaulieM
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:49 AM
I take this , it's good to see him play on clay, it brings change to the clay courters game , last year I wanted him to take the title
at this point i want to see him win any slam, i'd hate to see him retire without one.

PaulieM
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:51 AM
wild guess... pennetta

Ty-Ty
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:52 AM
I'll go out on a limb and say Jankovic.

Andy.
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:55 AM
I dont think there will be a suprise this year the top players are all back and it will be tough to try and beat them.

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:45 AM
Farina-Elia :kiss: I just love how she always floats around the GS draws. :D

The 4th Rnd is where she normally loses in the last few of GS events.... But i'd love to see her do well in RG ... Perhaps QF .


Flavia Pennetta :kiss: Her GS record is not too good. Only been playing in GS since '03. RG debut = 3rd rnd ... She's already won 2 events this season. I think Flavia could surprise a few. :)


I agree with Flavia :kiss: If she brings her Clay Court game, she will no doubt advance beyond the 3rd Rnd :hearts:


Mary Pierce :hearts: She seems to perform well on Clay the last few years :)

Edman
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:53 AM
Pierce

Stamp Paid
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:09 AM
LOL, shockingly, Momo will be the surprise semifinalist. :crazy:

Paldias
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:11 AM
Nancy Leoffler-Caro :) or maybe Amy Dillingham

wta whore 79
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:17 AM
Ivanovic or Pierce. Neither one would be a surprise to me as they are both AMAZINGLY kickass.

azza
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:38 AM
Pratty hopefully :o

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 5th, 2005, 07:50 AM
LOL, shockingly, Momo will be the surprise semifinalist. :crazy:


:lol: I know! It will be a surprise if she makes a SF! :o


Momo! :sad:

Foot's Fingers
Apr 5th, 2005, 08:14 AM
Panova
Jidkova

Shoulderpova
Apr 5th, 2005, 08:15 AM
Myskina :tape:

syd
Apr 5th, 2005, 08:17 AM
momo

whitecamero
Apr 5th, 2005, 08:36 AM
I'll go out on a limb and say that I think the surprise player will be Shahar Peer or Ana Ivanovic. At least that's what I am hoping. I think these two girls can do some damage on the clay!

Lemonskin.
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:16 AM
Molik in the SF's would be a huge upset...

Clay... :scared:

tennnisfannn
Apr 5th, 2005, 10:15 AM
the top twelev players to include kim and justine are not going to be upset, if one is upset there is still a host of other players. Quite frankly, the top four are not too far away from the pack. as of now,
the no.s 5-8 are elenaD, myskina, kuzy and venus
9-12 molik, veraZ, jen petrova.
and there there is justine and kim.acording to seeding if anyone on the the 5-8 is uspset by the 9-12 or the belgians, no surprises there. hard to imagine some virtual unknown having to beat molik, kim and venus just to make the semis. Upsetting one yea, all three not possible.

hingis-seles
Apr 5th, 2005, 11:11 AM
Nadia played very well in 2003 beating Monica (injury retirement) in Rome, and then Monica (last pro match she played), Jennifer and Vera at RG.
Clarissa Fernandez beat Kim 6-4, 6-0 at RG in 2002 on her way to the semis.
Kim and Justine were already known on the tour by the time they played RG 2001. Kim had beaten Martina in the semis at Indian Wells in 2001.
Suarez was not a surprise. She is a brilliant clay-court player. Respect.

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 5th, 2005, 11:14 AM
Kirilenko.

propi
Apr 5th, 2005, 11:55 AM
I didn't see Paola as a surprise at all, more considering she could have been there some years before, so it was pretty natural to see her up there in her best surface... hell it was much more shocking to see her doing great in Wimbledon.
And about the thread... not sure at all if they will reach semis, but some who may surprise could be Penetta, Serna (she has to stop her slump anytime), Medina or Benesova if she's on :p of course add as well an unknown russian who will come from somewhere and whose surname will be impossible to say for most of the population in the world :p

tom2791
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:10 PM
Possibly Medina Garrigues could shock or even Parra who I think made the third round last year

Pdm1987
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:26 PM
Serna (she has to stop her slump anytime)

Serna?!?! Don't be saft

maybe Kveta Peschke

Oizo
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:30 PM
Safina ;)

:Rawwb:
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:35 PM
love to see pennetta there

vettipooh
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:38 PM
Peer, Castano, or Pinetta hopefully.

Ellery
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:40 PM
As Zheng reached the 4th round of Roland-Garros least year, I hope she will have an even better result this time...

tom2791
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:41 PM
Castano also could have a chance

propi
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:51 PM
Serna?!?! Don't be saft

maybe Kveta Peschke
Sorry Peter, shall I say Baltacha??? :tape::tape:
:p

Pdm1987
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:20 PM
Sorry Peter, shall I say Baltacha??? :tape::tape:
:p

well she's got more chance than Magui, even the clay court specialist Amanda Janes is more likely to do better than Magui :o

controlfreak
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:34 PM
Chladkova, if the draw opens up for her ;)

timray
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Anastasia Myskina
Lindsay Davenport
Venus Williams
Nathalie Dechy

jonny84
Apr 5th, 2005, 04:09 PM
I think Flavia has a very good chance to go deep at this years French Open - she is currently unbeaten on clay this year and has titled twice on this surface - all her titles are on clay as are her final appearances so clay is definitley her best friend.

I love the French Open as it can be so unpredictable.

Ivanovic, Vaidisova and Mirza will also probably do quite well too.

Borris
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:21 PM
The field is much stronger then the past few years, so I pedict four top-players in the semis.

IVI
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:28 PM
Jankovic, Kirilenko, Medina and Martinez could make semis

Paco
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:03 PM
Maybe Kirilenko or Linetskaya

NicoMary
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:06 PM
PIERCE:hearts:

hotandspicey
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:06 PM
probably an upcoming Chinese player...Na Li or Zheng. Wouldn't be surprised by Mirza or Ivanovic either.

Aquanetta
Apr 5th, 2005, 07:31 PM
Ok every year lately there is a semi-finalist no one really expected to get there(except maybe there favorites but hey)..anyways..here are some examples:

04 - Suarez
03 - Petrova
02 - Fernandez
01 - Clijsters/Henin-Hardenne

So who do you think this year?..please dont put Zvonareva..even though she is slumping she is still a top player..

I think maybe Karatantcheva..she won juniors this year..and she loves clay..and she gets to play it finally pro this year..

Schiavone is my choice.

LefandePatty
Apr 5th, 2005, 07:33 PM
Patty will do it :)
I'm sure :D

Whatzup
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:36 PM
Michaella Krajicek?? She's pretty good on clay! Though that wouldn't happen I think.. but I think that she has a good chance to reach at least the fourth round. It would be great for France if Tati or Momo can reach the semis at Roland Garros! :p

azza
Apr 6th, 2005, 08:25 AM
Dominikovic

Lemonskin.
Apr 6th, 2005, 10:07 AM
Pratty? :D

goMervana
Apr 6th, 2005, 11:07 AM
QF

Myskina
Henin-Hardenne
S. Williams
Sharapova
Ivanović
Dulko or Castano
Safina and
black hourse

BH: Krajicek, Karantacheva, Benešova, Jugić-Salkić, Mirza, Na Li...

azza
Apr 6th, 2005, 11:09 AM
Pratty? :D

Dominikovic Vs Pratty in SF :D

Xian
Apr 6th, 2005, 11:21 AM
Barbara Schwartz when she comes back :D ;) ;)

honestly I think Ivanovic, Vaidisova or Zuluaga

Hardiansf
Apr 6th, 2005, 12:55 PM
Hantuchova

*Jool*
Apr 6th, 2005, 12:59 PM
come on ppl , castano took a set to Venus, doesn't mean she'll be a huge danger in the French :rolleyes:
If so, then you'd better look at Conchita , who , along with Lindsay, has been the only one out of 13 players to take a set to Kim .

New_balls_please
Apr 6th, 2005, 02:06 PM
Parra Santonja

PointBlank
Apr 9th, 2005, 03:55 AM
Ok Suarez was a surprise..I mean if you looked at the draw you wouldnt have suspected it with Justine there..but she benefited from it..so it was a surprise..no one figured it before the tournament

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 9th, 2005, 04:12 AM
fernandez was the only major shock and i think she beat someone good early and then beat suarez in that dramatic quarter-final.

Yep, she beat Clijsters in the 3rd round, and then Dementieva in the 4th. :eek:

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 9th, 2005, 04:13 AM
Perhaps Zhenya Linetskaya? She's been playing awesome in 05.

manu32
Apr 9th, 2005, 01:25 PM
four moonballers

andrewbroad
Apr 12th, 2005, 11:54 PM
please dont put Zvonareva..even though she is slumping she is still a top player..

Vera Zvonareva... the surprise champion! :D

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SpikeyAidanm
Jun 2nd, 2005, 01:14 PM
Ok every year lately there is a semi-finalist no one really expected to get there(except maybe there favorites but hey)..anyways..here are some examples:

04 - Suarez
03 - Petrova
02 - Fernandez
01 - Clijsters/Henin-Hardenne

So who do you think this year?..please dont put Zvonareva..even though she is slumping she is still a top player..

I think maybe Karatantcheva..she won juniors this year..and she loves clay..and she gets to play it finally pro this year..
Nearly right with Karatantcheva :clap2:

I guess

05 - Likhovtseva :p