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vogus
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:36 AM
looking at the draw, if Mauresmo and Kuznetsova are in rusty form, it's a near certainty that a player who has not previously been a Grand Slam finalist will come through the bottom half.

The most likely candidates for a suprise finalist are Peer/Golovin (same section), Vaidisova, and Petrova, who all have good draws in the early rounds. As does Dementieva, but she has a poor history in Australia. Jankovic could also be in the mix but i doubt she'll get past Petrova, due to having over-played. Williams is also in that section and has to be considered a threat, IF she can get out of the 1st round against seeded Santangelo.

In the top half, Hingis got a terrible draw having to face the winner of Safina/Li in R16, followed by Clisters in the QF. Sharapova has an easy ride into R16, where she'll face her first test against the Ivanovic/Vera Z winner.

golo
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:44 AM
jankovic will beat petrova ! :)

Dexter
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:52 AM
It's gonna be Nicole probably. :)

cartmancop
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:48 AM
I definitely think Jankovic can make it happen...Great draw and she's on a great run lately. Idk if she's ready to win the whole thing, but a final is attainable IMO.

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:51 AM
Tati and Shahar over Janković? :haha: :haha:

She is sooo getting to the final with this draw :D

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:52 AM
yeah i think the winner of the petrova/jankovic match (if all goes according to plan) has a good chance of making the final...

vogus
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:10 AM
Tati and Shahar over Janković? :haha: :haha:

She is sooo getting to the final with this draw :D


No chance. Jankovic will be out of gas. If Bartoli doesn't get her in 3R, Petrova will get her in R16, and if Petrova somehow doesn't get her, Kuznetsova or Golovin will get her in the quarters.

You Jankovic partisans can only hope she'll be smarter about scheduling by the time the FO rolls around. :p

~Eclipsed~
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:19 AM
Jankovic has a really good chance of getting through to the final. Not an easy path, but with the way she has been playing...she can definitely make it happen.

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:26 AM
No chance. Jankovic will be out of gas. If Bartoli doesn't get her in 3R, Petrova will get her in R16, and if Petrova somehow doesn't get her, Kuznetsova or Golovin will get her in the quarters.

You Jankovic partisans can only hope she'll be smarter about scheduling by the time the FO rolls around. :p

Bartoli :haha: :haha: :haha:

You are ill... You have "I hate Janković cuz she is playing great - virus"...
Well you gotta live with it :)

But Bartoli :lol: :lol: OMG :help:

Golovin also :rolleyes: with that oversize racquet only way that she can "get" Janković is to smash it in hers head :lol:

So, Janković is going to the final, and there is nothing you can do it about it :p :p :p

vogus
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:37 AM
So, Janković is going to the final, and there is nothing you can do it about it :p :p :p




if Jankovic wasn't so greedy to play stupid Tier 4 Auckland tournament, then yes, with this draw, she would have a great chance to go to the final. But now, with TEN matches already in the tank, it's not going to happen :p

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:40 AM
Yes...it's gonna happen :) :p

Don't resist it, enjoy it man!

Junex
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:46 AM
if Jankovic wasn't so greedy to play stupid Tier 4 Auckland tournament, then yes, with this draw, she would have a great chance to go to the final. But now, with TEN matches already in the tank, it's not going to happen :p

:rolleyes:

sure she played a lot, but why are you wishing her to run out of gas?

vogus
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:46 AM
Yes...it's gonna happen :) :p

Don't resist it, enjoy it man!


we'll have a nice talk once Janky is booted out of the tournie around next Friday or Saturday. Next time you see her at a party, tell her to lay off the Tier 4's. :p

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:53 AM
:lol: :lol:

You are funny :D

Next time I see her, she will be holding three trophy's!!! Auckland, Sydney, AO!

Take that up yours ass :ras: :bounce:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:54 AM
P.S. I don't see her on party's ;) She rarely attends them in Belgrade :)

Oh I just love how much you hate her :haha:

!<blocparty>!
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:57 AM
Ugh. Annoying Jankovic fans.

I hope she makes the final - a straight sets match today would help, and the couple of days off. She doesn't practice much at all, so she should be fine. :)

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:01 AM
That's the spirit :p :)

vogus
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:18 AM
P.S. I don't see her on party's ;) She rarely attends them in Belgrade :)

Oh I just love how much you hate her :haha:


LOL i don't hate Jankie. I merely predicted she's not going to do very well at this AO. And i'm usually objective in my predictions. :p

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:21 AM
I think if Jekki doesn't lose to Nadia/Serena then she'll make it to the finals for sure.

égalité
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:26 AM
Nicole's gonna make the final. :hearts:

Ana&Jelena Fan
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:34 AM
Ugh. Annoying Jankovic fans.



Not fans, fan. :wavey:

I agree that bottom half is much easier especially because Nadia and Sveta are not healhty 100%...

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:44 AM
Ugh. Annoying Jankovic fans.

:yeah:

Slumpsova
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:58 AM
Nicole's gonna make the final. :hearts:
:kiss:

Viktymise
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:11 AM
If Dementieva gets past Nicole somehow she's got a great shot for the final :yeah:

star
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:11 AM
Jankovic and Vaidisova have a good chance, and Petrova if she's okay. I kind of hope someone completely random can make the final though.

Shimizu Amon
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:12 AM
That would be very exciting. Well it's my opinion that the winner of the AO is going to be Klijsters or Sharapova.

austennis
Jan 12th, 2007, 09:49 AM
I see Jankovic making the final if she can keep herself from getting to injured.. shes got the skills, confidence and determination to go far... jankovic vs clijsters/sharapova...

goldenlox
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:26 PM
Sveta has a great draw here. If she's okay, she will have her best AO so far.

Wayn77
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:33 PM
Nadia due to meet the in-form JJ Express in the 4th round :hehehe: :unsure: :hatoff:

HenryMag.
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:27 PM
I think Vaidisova or Jankovic to reach the final

FrenchY52
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Ugh. Annoying Jankovic fans.



You said it. :help:
Jankovic will be too tired ;)

matthias
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:45 PM
i think the Bottom-Draw is the great chance for Jankovic

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:48 PM
It should be Jankovic :shrug:

Nicolás89
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:49 PM
i think nicole will be a surprise:wavey:

why tenis srbija always monopolize the threads whe we talk about jelena?:tape:
he is the only fan of jankovic here?:lol:

Hashim.
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:54 PM
even i like Jelena..:p :ras:

Neptune
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:59 PM
i think nicole will be a surprise:wavey:

why tenis srbija always monopolize the threads whe we talk about jelena?:tape:
he is the only fan of jankovic here?:lol:

She could be Jelena herself! :lol: Look how she writes!:lol: :lol:

:ras: :ras: :ras:

Sexysova
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:13 PM
Nicole will reach minimally semifinal I think if she will play better or as in Sydney :)

LH2HBH
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:17 PM
Good Analysis.

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:24 PM
She could be Jelena herself! :lol: Look how she writes!:lol: :lol:

:ras: :ras: :ras:

I am a man...nice to meet you ;) :wavey:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:26 PM
LOL i don't hate Jankie. I merely predicted she's not going to do very well at this AO. And i'm usually objective in my predictions. :p

Objectiv? :haha: :haha: :haha:

But you are funny :p that's for sure :hatoff:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:28 PM
i think nicole will be a surprise:wavey:

why tenis srbija always monopolize the threads whe we talk about jelena?:tape:
he is the only fan of jankovic here?:lol:

Look a bit around...look how many people said JJ, and how many Nikki :p :p :p

Ballbasher
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:56 PM
I hope it'll be Sveta but I doubt it Iroda will be already tough.Perhaps Nadia if she keeps her head together but Jankovic will be as said before to tiredI really hope Tai can go really far and Makiri beats Sprem :D

Mina Vagante
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:02 PM
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm...................................... ......................................:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: SERENA WILLIAMS:bounce:

vogus
Jan 21st, 2007, 06:11 PM
bump.

Viktymise
Jan 21st, 2007, 06:13 PM
I had a feeling at the start of the year Nicole was gonna do great in AO i even said it in her forum, but when i saw the draw i was like no lenaD is gonna do it of course, but Serena really could do something, her gave Jankovic a pasting

Joana
Jan 21st, 2007, 06:14 PM
LOL i don't hate Jankie.

I believe you, but you do seem to have something against her. I noticed it almost a year ago.

And good call.

vogus
Jan 21st, 2007, 07:58 PM
I believe you, but you do seem to have something against her. I noticed it almost a year ago.

And good call.


there is just something that bugs me about Jankovic. I operate a lot off of intuition and i don't make these kind of Grand Slam predictions lightly. Jankovic seems to act in ways that aren't in her best interest. She came out of her slump just in time last year. Another 2 months and she could have totally train-wrecked. And i think it could happen again.

LeRoy.
Jan 21st, 2007, 09:04 PM
Funny how Serena was a total non-factor in this thread :tape:

Now she is one of four players who will be in the finals

manu32
Jan 21st, 2007, 09:06 PM
serena is not a surprise

LindsayRulz
Jan 21st, 2007, 09:09 PM
serena is not a surprise

After her lost to Bammer in Hobart, I think she will be a surprise if she makes it to the final.

vogus
Jan 21st, 2007, 09:15 PM
Funny how Serena was a total non-factor in this thread :tape:




go back and read the first post of the thread.

LeRoy.
Jan 21st, 2007, 09:21 PM
100 people said JJ would be in the final , 1 said Serena and you named her with the rest of the more obvious ones - she was almost a non-factor in the whole discussion

Joana
Jan 21st, 2007, 09:44 PM
Funny how Serena was a total non-factor in this thread :tape:



Had Jelena lost to Bammer the previous week she'd have been a non-factor too. :shrug:

vogus
Jan 22nd, 2007, 01:56 AM
After her lost to Bammer in Hobart, I think she will be a surprise if she makes it to the final.


i felt like Serena might have showing less than what she was really capable of in Hobart. Because when she came out and thrashed Santangelo, it probably gave quite a few people an extra jolt.