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kosmikgroove
Nov 29th, 2005, 08:26 PM
2006 should prove to be the year of great expectations, as well as fabulous tennis for fans and players alike.

We have the re-emergence of past players like Hingis and Dokic, and a field of veterans playing out of their minds (Davenport, Pierce, and Mauresmo). Combine that with the greatest champions of the last few years (Williams x2, Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne, Sharapova) and that's sure to be a spectacular season! But what makes this even more interesting is that all these players will be competing with a whole slew of young players, eager to make their mark on the tennis world. Vaidisova & Ivanovic are looking to steal the spotlight, as well as some others with big games. Look out for Dementieva and Petrova to make some leaps and bounds as well...

I for one, despite some great wins from my favorite players, am looking forward even more to 2006 and the potential match-ups from some very talented players.

jimbo mack
Nov 29th, 2005, 08:27 PM
it's going to be very interesting

i cant wait til the first week of tour :)

Andy T
Nov 30th, 2005, 08:51 PM
11 Grand Slam Singles Winners are likely to be on Tour in 2006 (# of majors won in brackets):

Reigning Champions:

Kim Clijsters (1)
Venus Williams (5)
Justine Henin (4)
Serena Williams (7)

The class of 2004:
Svetlana Kuznetsova (1)
Maria Sharapova (1)
Anastasia Myskina (1)

Champions of 1997-2002
Lindsay Davenport (3)
Mary Pierce (2)
Jennifer Capriati (3)
Martina Hingis (5)

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In addition we may just see 3 stars of the 1990s playing WTA singles matches

Monica Seles (9)
Conchita Martinez (1)
Martina Navratilova (18)

.......plus Steffi Graf (22) could put in a repeat performance at WTT and I wouldn't be surprised if she and André don't enter a slam mixed doubles event to make one of his dreams come true in what could possibly be his last year.

That would mean that 15/20 of the women who won a major in the last TWENTY years with the exceptions of ASV (4 in-89-94-98), Gaby (1 in 90), Hana (1 -in 87), Jana (1 -in 98) and Iva (1 -i 97), would be playing competitive pro tennis in 2006. That translates into the winners of 72 of the last 80 majors (90%).

dinhd82
Nov 30th, 2005, 08:53 PM
Wouldn't it be great if Hingis reclaimed everything that was once hers and also winning the French?

No Name Face
Nov 30th, 2005, 08:54 PM
i'm really excited...i just hope my ultimate favorites (elena and serena) can shine amidst all that (formidable) competition.

however, it's not serena i'm worried about. it's elena. :unsure: :scared:

Robbie.
Nov 30th, 2005, 09:06 PM
Wouldn't it be great if Hingis reclaimed everything that was once hers and also winning the French?

Indeed it would ;)

Lemonskin.
Nov 30th, 2005, 10:06 PM
Wouldn't it be great if Alicia Molik reclaimed everything that was once hers and also winning the French?

Yes. :)

Grachka
Nov 30th, 2005, 10:10 PM
Wouldn't it be great if Saori Obata reclaimed everything that was once hers and also winning the French?
Yes it would! :yeah:

R&J
Nov 30th, 2005, 10:11 PM
If Monica Seles comes back, then yes.

Mana
Nov 30th, 2005, 10:14 PM
Go Nadia in 2006!!!!!

Hachiko
Nov 30th, 2005, 10:15 PM
If Monica Seles comes back, then yes.

Hopefully she'll follow the comeback trend.

dinhd82
Dec 1st, 2005, 08:31 AM
I'm hoping Martina Hingis will have the best year of her tennis career in 2006! I would crap in my pants, die and comeback to life, only to crap in my pants and die again!!

JohnBoy
Dec 1st, 2005, 08:44 AM
It gonna be a fab year, I for one think that the Russians are really going to struggle - and all the hype about them will die down !

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 1st, 2005, 09:14 AM
It gonna be a fab year, I for one think that the Russians are really going to struggle - and all the hype about them will die down !

keep dreaming then :devil:

why everyone looking backwards 5-6 yrs :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

one week of tennis is a long one
a yr an eternity.

Spunky83
Dec 1st, 2005, 09:17 AM
TOTALLY excited...with 2005 being a total disaster tenniswise, I am really curious to see how 2006 will work out especially with Martina back on the tour;)

dinhd82
Dec 1st, 2005, 09:21 AM
I hope people will love and welcome Martina's return, and hopes that she fully embraces it! I feel like baking a pie.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 1st, 2005, 09:56 AM
i think she will fall back in to place straight away she will be a force withink weeks