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Junex
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:14 AM
So who are the members of the Dark-Horse Nation @ SW-19?

Please be reminded that in this thread's definition of Dark-Horse are those players that have not made the cut of the Top-16 Seeds. Players who are not seeded to be in the 2nd week of Wimbledon.


I guess with the good birmingham performance, we can name Jam-jam member of the DH nation.

for me:

Jamea Jackson
Vera Zvonareva
Misa Krajicek
Anna C. :kiss:

cartmancop
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:26 AM
Jackson for sure.. nebody who can beat Sharapova on grass, regardless of how she played has the potential to be dangerous.

Molik- never underestimate a talented player who can volley & has a big serve.

Sam Stosur- *see Molik* :)

Sprem-her go for broke style can take her far or send her home in the 1R, really a tossup. if she's on, she can beat anyone though...

Azarenka & Radwanska- both talented young players who are capable of a surprise..

space_gracie
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:27 AM
Dementieva

AjdeNate!
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:39 AM
Sprem, cuz she can.
Kirilenko, just cuz she's due to shine at a major.

Junex
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:49 AM
Dementieva


errr....i think i have clearly defined the term "dark-horse" for this thread... :tape:

iPatty
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:50 AM
Karolina Sprem and Vera Zvonareva. Both are capable of handling a big stage. I think Jamea Jackson could have a good run, but I doubt she can go really far....yet.

tennisbuddy12
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:54 AM
jamea jackson-she whooped maria on grass...
vera zvonareva- birmingham winner....HELLO!
aga radwanska- she won jrs last year
alicia molik-damage can be made by her

SzavayFi
Jun 19th, 2006, 05:18 AM
Dementieva
:retard:

I think Jamea Jackson and my wild pick of the day.........Elena Vesnina :p

QUEENLINDSAY
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:09 AM
Nicole Vaidasova

SAEKeithSerena
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:35 AM
i'll wait for the draw to come out, but anyone who beats maria like that has to be a contender.

ctan88
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:12 AM
Zvonareva and if is she is fit, Golovin ...

Pheobo
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:20 AM
Molik, fo' sho'

Lulu.
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:22 AM
Jackson
Sprem
Molik
Zvonareva
Golovin

BUBI
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:24 AM
Anna Chakvetadze :yeah:

FedExpress
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:00 AM
Molik
Kirilenko
Hantuchova
Vaidisova
Golovin (if she's healthy)

jas_aussie
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:10 AM
Molik, Stosur both can serve and volly really well

dagamezbest
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:13 AM
Jackson for sure
Sprem
Zvonareva
Jankovic

SM
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:19 AM
If Jelena Dokic qualifies, and has 3 matches under her belt, I dont think many people would want to see her name next to theirs in the draw as they would have no idea how she's playing..she could be in her Wimbeldon 99-2000 form..

I just hope she can qualify

ewbangkok
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Tanasugarn,
Hingis,
Zvonareva,
Ivanovic,

Junex
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:36 AM
Tanasugarn,
Hingis,
Zvonareva,
Ivanovic,


I miss those years when tammy consistently goes deep in Wimbledon..

she loves grass just unlucky she got injured, and honestly i believe she is past her prime now..

prove me wrong tammy!! :kiss:

FrenchY52
Jun 19th, 2006, 10:20 AM
Tati if she plays
Mary if she plays
Bepa

Hachiko
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:25 PM
Dementieva.

Craigy
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:37 PM
Kirilenko

Marcus1979
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:39 PM
molik

LostGlory
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Eleni Daniilidou

Viktymise
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:44 PM
Well Dementieva but shes a top 10 player and former slam finalist even with poor form and it being on grass it wouldnt be amazingly suprising considering what she has done in her career so i dont think lena can be called a dark horse. My pick is Tszvetana Pironkova, Tszveti has a good game for grass well except her serve, she hits the ball hard but with margin for errors, she moves well and she has a cool head, she has already shown she can beat vee in a tight situation in a slam on her debut, and in her first grass MD tournie she won 2 matches the same day and then took a set off the world number 11 Schiavone so i think she could spring a surprise or two and get maybe to the 4th round or maybe more well good luck Vee, Lena and Tszveti

Aaron.
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:46 PM
Camille Pin and Henin

adam_ads_n
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:50 PM
Aga Radwanska
Vika Azarenka
Jamea Jackson
BEPA Zvonareva :)

maybe Alicia, but it depends on the draw

FedExpress
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:52 PM
Camille Pin and Henin

Why is Juju a darkhorse for you? :confused: She isn't bad on grass.

Aaron.
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:55 PM
Why is Juju a darkhorse for you? :confused: She isn't bad on grass. It Was a Joke :tape:

FedExpress
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:59 PM
It Was a Joke :tape:

:scratch:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:01 PM
Shahar Peer will go far.

Alicia Molik could get on a roll and is a dangerous floater.

Radwanksa & Azarenka are capable of upsets.

Jackson is high on confidence and can really make a mark on this tournamnet.

Zvonareva looks likely to be back to her 2004 Form so could do some big things.

Golovin & Sprem can both put pressure on and get some good wins if there games are on.

tennisIlove09
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Lisa Raymond has to be mentioned as well, just because she plays the serve/volley game.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:18 PM
zvonareva + molik are the obvious ones being former top tenners

peer's looking good this year-she could be trouble for the top seeds

azmad_88
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:28 PM
have to agree with the majority here

zvonareva and molik

rockstar
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:30 PM
DH is for both daniela hantuchova and dark horse ;)

DomenicDemaria
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:33 PM
Ana Ivanovic. I think her high risk game is suited to grass.

So Disrespectful
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:44 PM
Molik of course. If she gets a good draw, she can play herself into form. If she only runs into a top 20 opponent in the 3rd or 4th round, she has the potential to beat them.

muniu
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:45 PM
1.Ivanovic
2.Kirilenko
3.Dokic
4.Radwanska
5.Sprem

RenaSlam.
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:47 PM
Molik
Peer
Jackson
Perry
Zvonareva
Groenfeld

tiptop
Jun 19th, 2006, 02:01 PM
Santangelo - good serve, flat shoths

morethanperfect
Jun 19th, 2006, 02:14 PM
anna chakvetadze , perry ,molik ,mirza
but goodluck tammy ,raymond,danilidau,meghan, :kiss:

ste86
Jun 19th, 2006, 02:26 PM
Mara Santangelo

vwfan
Jun 19th, 2006, 02:54 PM
This is Wimbledon, not RG. Hardly ever any real surprises here. That said, I'd say Sprem. Only she and Sharapova have ever beaten a Williams in recent years. Ok, almost beat! :devil:

selyoink
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:02 PM
I think Vera Zvonareva is an obvious dark horse. Jamea Jackson as well with her play the past week. Maybe Alicia Molik as well.

And whoever plays Patty Schnyder has to be considered a darkhorse seeing as how Schnyder lost to Serra Zanetti last year.

pierce0415
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Zvonareva
Jackson
Li
Danillidou
Krajeck
Ivanovic (well, she won't be in the top 16 :tape:)

deep bass
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:11 PM
Good Bepa, not Crazy Bepa
Danka

SelesFan70
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Why don't people on WTAWorld READ... :retard:

I'll add Amy Frazier's name to the list. She should do well on Le grass.

sfselesfan
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:54 PM
Ivanovic

Eldoth Kron
Jun 19th, 2006, 05:32 PM
henin

.ivy.
Jun 19th, 2006, 05:55 PM
Karolina Sprem, because her go for broke style can work really well, especially on grass.
Jamea Jackson, because we saw what she was capable last week at Birmingham.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 19th, 2006, 05:59 PM
Chadvetadze

Dexter
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:02 PM
Ana. It's about bloody time for her to start shining!

©@®eLess
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:02 PM
Jankovic-even though she lost to Jackson she bagelled her in 2nd set, and the loss was probably a head-case momment. So Jelena, especially after winning doubles title. She's back and could go further then 3r round

V-MAC
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:29 PM
I think Sprem is ready for another good showing at Wimbledon.
JamJam just needs a break-through slam now and I think Wimbledon could well be it, but depends completely on the draw at this point.

miranda_lou
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:12 PM
I want to say Jamea because she beat Maria . . . however she lost to Vera Z, something nobody has done lately.:lol: So, I'm still concerned about Jamea's lack of consistency. She should have beaten Vera in the finals.:rolleyes:

At any rate, I'll root for her, along with Shahar Peer. If either of them make the quarters, I will be thrilled.:kiss:

Aaron.
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:12 PM
Alexandra Stevenson

SzavayFi
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:13 PM
And now after that Daniela did AWFUL at Eastbourne, whe WILL NOT be a top 16 seed. So she is definately a dark horse in this tournament because of her effective grass court game. She always brings her game face to the slams so look out Wimbledon of 2006 :armed:

Brooklyn90
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:15 PM
Kirilenko

DarkchildSwiss
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:41 PM
Zvonareva
Hingis
Dementieva
A. Radwanska

Dann
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Azarenka
Jackson
Chakvetadeze
Peer
Radwanska

Dawn Marie
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:53 PM
Hingis,Na Li,Peng Shuai. Also Ana Ivonivic and Nicole V, Perry,Jackson ,Stevenson.

stevos
Jun 19th, 2006, 10:06 PM
Jamea Jackson, girl better make it past second round in this one!
Krajicek, has a great grass game!
Sprem obviously is a contender
Zvonereva, obvi

Junex
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:48 AM
And now after that Daniela did AWFUL at Eastbourne, whe WILL NOT be a top 16 seed. So she is definately a dark horse in this tournament because of her effective grass court game. She always brings her game face to the slams so look out Wimbledon of 2006 :armed:

:cool:

Ferosh
Jun 20th, 2006, 05:13 AM
And now after that Daniela did AWFUL at Eastbourne, whe WILL NOT be a top 16 seed. So she is definately a dark horse in this tournament because of her effective grass court game. She always brings her game face to the slams so look out Wimbledon of 2006 :armed:

With the withdrawls of Davenport and Pierce, Hantuchova will be seeded 16th.