View Full Version : Will a top 5 player win the Gold Medal

Aug 12th, 2008, 01:53 AM
3 out of 5 are no longer in the draw :
1. Jelena Jankovic
2. Ana Ivanovic - out
3. Svetlana Kuznetsova - out
4. Serena Williams
5. Maria Sharapova - out

Aug 12th, 2008, 02:10 AM
So basically the question is will Serena Williams or Jankovic win the gold. Jankovic certainly will not. I don't know what will happen in her next match. She might not play at all. If she does I think she has a good chance of winning as her opponent Alona Bondarenko is just coming back from an injury herself and on in the basis of Alona's scoreline in her last match certainly doesn't seem any more fit than Jelena. But Jelena is unlikely to progress much beyond that, if she plays at all.

Serena on the other hand has very good chance to win the gold. I would say right now she is the favourite to do so. But I wouldn't say she was an odds on favourite. I'd probably give her a 30 maybe 35% chance on winning the Olympic gold. Other players like Safina, Venus Williams, Dementieva, Zvonereva, Radwanska, Li and Zheng have chances too, albeit smaller ones than Serena, but add their chances up and the total is greater than that of Serena.

So to answer the question, maybe, there is a reasonable possibility. But on balance, more likely no than yes.

In The Zone
Aug 12th, 2008, 02:14 AM

Aug 12th, 2008, 02:14 AM
No, Venus will:p

Aug 12th, 2008, 02:24 AM
I enjoy JJ but what a shocker to see her take home gold.
At this point Serena is the fave. I can just picture her with the shiny yellow.

Aug 12th, 2008, 02:48 AM
At this point, the favorites are the Williamses, Li, Zheng, Safina, and Dementieva.

Aug 12th, 2008, 03:33 AM
The question is Will Serena win.... JJ is Injured upon Injured her best assest is her speed and defending, I havent seen her play, but from reports she cant move for shit right now. and the fact that she hasnt even made the final of a BIG event yet be it nerves or whatever I doubt she'll do it crippled.....

Serena could win. It's shaping up to be Venus v Serena for the Gold with Safina playing Spoiler....

Aug 12th, 2008, 03:35 AM
With that 6-2 6-0 win over Stosar I think Serena did just become odds on. :eek:

Very impressive win.