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Shimizu Amon
Nov 27th, 2006, 05:13 PM
MARIA IS GOING TO WIN 2 GRAND SLAMS IN 2007!

Well that's our opinion anyway :lol: .

According to the votes:
26 are sure she's going to win at least 2 Grand Slam titles;
10 are sure she's going to win at least 1; and
6 are sure she's not going to win any?

Most of us think she has the best shots at winning the Australian Open, Wimbledon and/or the U.S. Open.

I wonder why we don't think she could be able to win Roland Garos ;) .


http://www.maria-sharapova.ru/pic/pic3-a.jpg
Let's hope we'll get to relive this moment as often as we can next year!

Thank you all for taking an interest and for voting, much appreciated. :wavey:

Shimizu Amon
Nov 27th, 2006, 05:15 PM
I think she'll win the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Maria Croft
Nov 27th, 2006, 07:05 PM
If she can play like she did this season I would also go for the AO and Wimbledon, with 2 SF at the AO I just feel she can go all the way, and it seems like forever since she won Wimbledon, and she has the game to win it.

DaniMasha3
Nov 28th, 2006, 01:48 AM
A0 WIMBLEDON AND US OPEN i also think first semi at the french but this all depends on her staying healthy.

kjn
Nov 28th, 2006, 11:43 AM
I hope that she wins 3 and will be a finalist on the other one!

Aravanecaravan
Nov 28th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Probably two. Hopefully three.

ioni
Nov 28th, 2006, 05:36 PM
:scratch: well the french is out of question so maybe wimbledon it would be nice and australian open , 2 slams will be just fine ;) :angel:

Maria Croft
Nov 28th, 2006, 07:02 PM
The expectations are very high I see :eek:

I would already be overjoyed if she could win one next year :)

Edward.
Nov 28th, 2006, 09:15 PM
I have a hunch she will win two. Just a hunch.

I'd be very happy with just the one. http://messenger.msn.com/MMM2006-04-19_17.00/Resource/emoticons/wink_smile.gif

Andy.
Nov 28th, 2006, 10:34 PM
I think she might win one which i would be really happy with but like ED said two could be on the cards

morningglory
Nov 28th, 2006, 11:08 PM
two is not an unrealistic hope at all... I say TWO! IF she wins one I'd be happy, but just a "meh..." happy after all I'm expecting her to pick up at least one every year from now on :lol:

TennisPlayingFox
Nov 28th, 2006, 11:38 PM
I voted two. Wimbledon and the Us Open

lakan kildap
Nov 29th, 2006, 07:46 AM
Wow, nobody's predicted or wished that Maria would be able to defend her current GS title, the US Open. OTOH, everyone's willing her to win the AO.

I agree that one would be nice enough, and that's what I predict, she successfully defends the USO.

Two would be fantastic, and if that happens, I think it would be AO and USO, but I hope it would be Wimbledon and USO. Nothing against the AO, actually, it would be better if she wins all three next year.

payrol
Nov 29th, 2006, 08:24 AM
i voted for two...AO7 and she'll defend her US Open....i'd be happy if she's in the semi for FO ;)

Kitten63
Nov 29th, 2006, 09:04 PM
i think wimbledon and AO or US open. i really wish she could win roland garros though.

Maria Croft
Nov 30th, 2006, 03:47 PM
If she would win Roland Garros (doesn't matter when) I think I won't be able to stop laughing :lol:

Slampova
Nov 30th, 2006, 03:51 PM
I think she will win 2: The Australian Open & a title defense at the US Open, I'd like her to win Wimbledon though! :)

XCoco
Nov 30th, 2006, 03:56 PM
I say 2.

As you Caoimhan, I think the Aussie Open and the US Open too.

Shimizu Amon
Nov 30th, 2006, 05:56 PM
If she would win Roland Garros (doesn't matter when) I think I won't be able to stop laughing :lol:

If she ever would win RG I would start laughing hysterically. You would have to pinch me like, for crazy, 'cause I would be thinkin' I was dreamin'.

*Babo*
Nov 30th, 2006, 08:41 PM
Two, I hope. Australian Open and Uso. And maybe Wimbledon. But certainly not Roland Garros.

XCoco
Dec 1st, 2006, 09:43 AM
Yeah, the FO is the most difficult to win for her.

Andy.
Dec 1st, 2006, 10:33 AM
I think she will win Roland Garros one day maybe in 3 or 4 years.

XCoco
Dec 1st, 2006, 10:41 AM
Yeah, I think so too :) .

Princeza
Dec 1st, 2006, 02:51 PM
australian open & wimby

Maria Croft
Dec 2nd, 2006, 07:33 AM
For her to win RG one day she would have to have a very good draw with power players, because she's not gonna slice, defend and dropshot her way to victory :lol:

usatoffeefan
Dec 2nd, 2006, 01:12 PM
wimbly and the us open for me.... definitely her two best surfaces... and if she doesnt win the us open she will probably make the final.

~lollipop_girl~
Dec 2nd, 2006, 01:52 PM
wimbly and the us open for me.... definitely her two best surfaces... and if she doesnt win the us open she will probably make the final.
You just said in the other thread that u think she will win AO :p

Shoulderpova
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:47 AM
I'd be extremely happy if she could win 1. Any. :)

xan
Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:48 PM
For her to win RG one day she would have to have a very good draw with power players, because she's not gonna slice, defend and dropshot her way to victory :lol:

I thinki Maria plays better on clay than most people give her credit for. She can beat most of the moderate "clay court specialists". The people who will give her trouble on clay are the usual suspects Justine, Kim, Patty, and maybe Martina, Demented or Saffy

lakan kildap
Dec 4th, 2006, 02:06 AM
unfortunately, those are the players she will have to get through to win it all.

lakan kildap
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:26 AM
For her to win RG one day she would have to have a very good draw with power players, because she's not gonna slice, defend and dropshot her way to victory :lol:

it's possible, because that's what happened to Serena Williams in 2002. Remember, Venus also made the final that year, which is amazing because she was always an early loser at RG. Serena of course validated her 2002 RG result with another strong showing the following year. she was simply unbeatable during that two year span, at least when she's 100%.

Sometimes (more often than athletes would admit), luck, in whatever form, helps a lot. Maria would need a lot of luck with RG.

Maria Croft
Dec 4th, 2006, 03:07 PM
I thinki Maria plays better on clay than most people give her credit for. She can beat most of the moderate "clay court specialists". The people who will give her trouble on clay are the usual suspects Justine, Kim, Patty, and maybe Martina, Demented or Saffy

I agree, she is better on clay then people would wanna believe, but that doesn't change the fact that she has to win 7 clay matches in a row, I just don't see that happening anytime soon.

jacobruiz
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:21 PM
Maria has a good chance of winning three slams. She came very, very close to beating Serena in the semis of AO 2005 as we all know and Serena easily defeated Lindsay in the finals as Lindsay was not playing well. After winning both Wimbledon and the US Open, there is no reason to count her out as a very possible 2007 winner.

That being said, I would be very happy to see her win one slam and ecstatic with two.:D

klok
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:58 PM
I reckon one, either AO or Wimbledon.

miura
Dec 7th, 2006, 08:08 PM
Wimbledon, she is good on grass, and US Open, she owned earlier this year.

Agassi Fan
Dec 28th, 2006, 06:37 PM
one

Stroba
Dec 29th, 2006, 08:24 AM
People expect a lot of her, but I think we have to remember she isnīt dominating (yet atleast). When playing someone like Henin, Clijsters and Mauresmo, I still feel there is a 50% chance she might lose. Also we have young guns from whom at least someone might take a significant step forward and become a real threat.

I expect her to win 1, Wimbledon or US. Iīd be very happy if she could win 2.

But to predict her, or anyone else, to win 3 or more I think you have to be as dominant as Federer. And unfortunately I donīt see that happening.

andrewbroad
Dec 29th, 2006, 10:41 PM
When playing someone like Henin, Clijsters and Mauresmo, I still feel there is a 50% chance she might lose.

I believe Maria turned a corner with Clijsters and Mauresmo when she beat them at San Diego and the US Open. Clijsters is no longer the force she was in 2005, and will retire at the end of 2007, while Mauresmo isn't getting any younger at 27.

I think Henin will be Maria's major obstacle in 2007, as Maria struggles against her tactically, and in the continuing absence of Monica Seles (http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/seles/), Henin is the one player who can match Maria's mental strength and intensity. Maria has probably a 50% chance of beating Henin on hardcourts, a 70% chance of beating her on grass, and a 20% chance of beating her on clay.

And then there's the new generation, particularly Nicole Vaidišová (http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/vaidi/) who I believe has the potential to be a multiple Grand Slam champion. Maria has never lost to a player younger than herself on the WTA Tour or in a Grand Slam, but she did lose a World Team Tennis rubber to Nicole on 14th July 2004, and they have never met since...

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