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tennisIlove09
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:08 PM
... to win her second major before she retires.

JHH is out; Mauresmo says she's not 100% fit; Kim owns Sharapova (a record of 4-1 or 3-1 ... maybe not "owns", but good chance against her); Venus is out; Serena is not at her best.

And she's playing well ... Kim could go all the way!

Good luck Kimmie! :worship:

jenny161185
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:26 PM
even if these players were playing I think she still has a great chance we ll see how she gets on against Jankovic :) nice for kim to win in her final year ?? imagine she won all four slams wonder would she reconsider retirement then!!!

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:40 PM
JJ will stop her... Sorry :p

KishG
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:42 PM
JJ will stop her... Sorry :p

Juju isn't playing. She withdrew because of personal reasons.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:43 PM
Juju isn't playing. She withdrew because of personal reasons.

He's talking about Jelena Jankovic

swissmr
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:45 PM
... to win her second major before she retires.
...Kim owns Sharapova (a record of 4-1 or 3-1 ...

4-2 actually :p

KishG
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:45 PM
He's talking about Jelena Jankovic

:confused:

Nicolás89
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:49 PM
i waiting for martina to beat kim after her comeback for the first time:bounce:

I<3Myskina
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:51 PM
JJ will stop her... Sorry :p

Sorry, I think Jankie will be out by the QF's. She's not capible of beating the likes of Sharapova and Clijsters, plus her winning run has gotta come to an end, even if she wins sydney.

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:51 PM
:confused:

JJ, not J2H
:lol:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:08 PM
:confused:

Jelena Janković - JJ
Justine Henin Hardenne - JuJu

:D

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:09 PM
Sorry, I think Jankie will be out by the QF's. She's not capible of beating the likes of Sharapova and Clijsters, plus her winning run has gotta come to an end, even if she wins sydney.

Nope...she is winning it :)
She isn't capable??? :lol: Last summer she played twice with Kim, and both matches went to third set. And back than she wasn't playing like now :)

polly
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:09 PM
i really would love to kim winning in melbourne especially when it is last year:rolleyes:

Mileen
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:20 PM
4-2 actually :p

non-officially 5-2 actually. :p

Thread starter wrote Kim is playing well. I don't think she is playing well.

WIMBLY2004
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:39 PM
non-officially 5-2 actually. :p

Thread starter wrote Kim is playing well. I don't think she is playing well.

Well, two of them happened when Maria was 16 and ranked around 40/50.

Kipling
Jan 11th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Well, two of them happened when Maria was 16 and ranked around 40/50.


Shhhhh! You don't want to confuse the haters with actual facts.

16 years and about 4-5 months, to be exact.

Which goes to show you how stupid the reliance on head-to-head records is. An older player will almost always have a better head to head record against a significantly younger one. Arguably, the only relevant portion of a head-to-head record is the most recent 12 months.

There have been exactly four true competitive matches between Clijsters and Sharapova during the era when both of them have been at or near the tops of their games.

1. Miami 2005 Clijsters def. Sharapova 6-3, 7-5

That match took place in atrocious conditions--high wind and intermittent rain showers. Clijsters kept the ball in play and won, while Maria predictably had trouble with her serve in the wind. The match was rather closer than the score indicated.

2. US Open 2005 Clijsters def. Sharapova 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3

Kudos to Kim. I thought she was just better that day, but you can't argue with the way Maria fought. She refused to die in that 2nd set.

3. San Diego 2006 Sharapova def. Clijsters 7-5, 7-5

For the first time, Maria played aggressively against Kim and dictated points rather than reacting to what Clijsters was doing. This one went a long way in giving Maria the confidence she needed to break through at Flushing.

4. YEC 2006 Sharapova def. Clijsters 6-4, 6-4

This was clearly the most one-sided of the four matches. The score really doesn't indicate how one-sided a match this was.


The above isn't to suggest anything more than that Maria and Kim are quite evenly matched. They are both hugely talented players who at or near their peaks (to date), and personally, I'd love to see them square off in the AO final.

Filippo-Nastya
Jan 11th, 2007, 08:34 PM
Sorry, I think Jankie will be out by the QF's. She's not capible of beating the likes of Sharapova and Clijsters, plus her winning run has gotta come to an end, even if she wins sydney.

At the moment, Jelena can beat everybody!