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Dawson.
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:30 AM
This thread has kinda become a tradition of mine :lol:

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but as it stands the #32 seed will be Bondarenko (#34) because of the withdrawals of Li & Srebotnik.

So who the most most dangerous floater at the Aussie open?

Mina Vagante
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:33 AM
Vaidisova

frenchie
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:36 AM
Vaidisova

well you obviously haven't seen her play in Auckland:tape::help:

Tennisstar86
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:38 AM
i dont really think any of them are all that dangerous

Mina Vagante
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:40 AM
well you obviously haven't seen her play in Auckland:tape::help:

:lol: I think she'll find her game for AO.

patch.
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:40 AM
<----

Dawson.
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:41 AM
^^ I like, I like :D

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:41 AM
none of them really - stosur maybe?

Dawson.
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:43 AM
i dont really think any of them are all that dangerous

Well there is noramlly a suprise run from an unseeded player at each grand slam, no one is saying they will win or anything, just who the top seeds should fear facing in round 1 the most :)

simonsaystennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:46 AM
Maybe Dellacqua? She has points to defend and seems to play well in front of a home crowd. Maybe she'll rise to the occasion and go on a run again this year.
Keothavong has been playing well recently too. She could do some damage as well.

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:46 AM
Well there is noramlly a suprise run from an unseeded player at each grand slam, no one is saying they will win or anything, just who the top seeds should fear facing in round 1 the most :)



All the top girls will dread seeing three letters playing them in the first round - P-I-N.


If ana drew her, I think Camille would go through

Ciarán
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:47 AM
Dokic
Vaidisova
Keothavong
Vesnina
Paszek ( I hope )

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:47 AM
Maybe Dellacqua? She has points to defend and seems to play well in front of a home crowd. Maybe she'll rise to the occasion and go on a run again this year.
Keothavong has been playing well recently too. She could do some damage as well.



Problem Keothavong has is a lack of weapons - she isnt going to beat a top 20 player, but if someone can cause a shock, she is more than capable to take advantage of the draw opening up for her.

The Dawntreader
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:50 AM
Despite the chokes and UE's on key points, Safarova looked very sharp in Brisbane last week. Seemed somewhere near her early 07 form. She'll be dangerous, just because she's so erratic. The danger is the uncertainty with her.

Dokic too, she's definitely not going to be a wallflower against top players IMO. Those groundstrokes have lost none of their potency. The serve on the other hand:help:

The Dawntreader
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:51 AM
Problem Keothavong has is a lack of weapons - she isnt going to beat a top 20 player, but if someone can cause a shock, she is more than capable to take advantage of the draw opening up for her.

Yeah Anne has a solid game, but she lacks a big weapon and top players can read that from the off. Could be a nightmare to play though if a top player was having a major-off day, because she does compete quite well.

patch.
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:54 AM
Problem Keothavong has is a lack of weapons - she isnt going to beat a top 20 player, but if someone can cause a shock, she is more than capable to take advantage of the draw opening up for her.

defenetly agree with the second bit.
I think her forehand is her biggest weapon, her mentality and fitness should help her on the big occasion and out in the heat and the serve, if its on.

Kworb
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:55 AM
Sesil Karatantcheva

hellas719
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:55 AM
Although I am biased to vote for Eleni Daniilidou in the others category, I voted for Nicole Vaidisova, and I think that this will be a big 'comeback' tournament for her.

Uranium
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:56 AM
Dokic.

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:57 AM
defenetly agree with the second bit.
I think her forehand is her biggest weapon, her mentality and fitness should help her on the big occasion and out in the heat and the serve, if its on.

Her forehand is her weapon but when compared with a lot of the girls in the top 75, it isnt huge. Her mentality has only recently became a strength, it will be interesting to see how it handles losing a tight match against Vesnina.

ninanina19
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:58 AM
No Dokic option?

Dawson.
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:02 AM
I forgot about Dokic to be honest :tape: :smash: sorry

Kipling
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:10 AM
If she plays like she did at Auckland, Aravane Rezai could be dangerous. She hits so damn hard and on that Plexicushion, her pace could be a problem for some of the higher seeds.

I'd like to think Paszek will be healthy but now I am starting to wonder. If she is, she could make a run.

juki
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:16 AM
I really think Gajdosova could cause some upsets. She has been in good form for a while now and will have support of the Aussies. And she DOES have the weapons to take down a top player when she is on. With the right draw, she could easily go on a run like Casey did last year

mckyle.
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Vesnina, out of those.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:24 AM
Anne K could take someone from 25-32 range out... maybe?

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:26 AM
Dokic

danieln1
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:38 AM
Anne played quite well in Auckland, so it will be interesting to see her at AO!

Dominic
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:45 AM
Dokic

Callum
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:51 AM
Lucie for me, she looked good and probably should have beaten Vika.

Anne and Dokic will exceed expectations too I think.

Dominic
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:02 AM
Dokic would probably be winning that poll and she is not even in the options.

Mina Vagante
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:03 AM
Dokic would probbaly be winning that poll and she is not even in the options.

:inlove:

So Disrespectful
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Safarova, Dokic, Gajdosova, Keothavong, Groenefeld and Vesnina.

Drake1980
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:33 AM
Probably Nicole because she has done so well in Slams!

Inger67
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:59 AM
I'm a fan of Cirstea so I hope she can pull something off :) It will be nice for her career in the coming future.

Inger67
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:59 AM
I'm a fan of Cirstea so I hope she can pull something off :) It will be nice for her career in the coming future.

Seyz
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:06 AM
I'm thinking Vaidisova (just because we know what she can do when she's on), Mirza (because I've always thought that she has potential), and Dokic (just for fun).
What counts as a floater though? Not seeded? I think Mattek and Shuai peng could also be dangerous.

For seeded dark horses though, Mauresmo is probably the most dangerous.

NeeemZ
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:29 AM
Based on today's form and if she pulls her head together, I think Stosur could be a real floater.

hablo
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:33 AM
I would have suggested Mauresmo as a (seeded) darkhorse but considering her issues with her adductors, who knows...

sammy01
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:42 AM
i think tammy will be seeded with sharapovas withdrawal, as alona bondarenko was the last player to be seeded with pullouts so it should be tammy now.

Tennisstar86
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:54 AM
Well there is noramlly a suprise run from an unseeded player at each grand slam, no one is saying they will win or anything, just who the top seeds should fear facing in round 1 the most :)

yeah...i got that, but i dont think any of the players listed are dangerous to the top players.....:rolleyes:

OsloErik
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:58 AM
Lisicki, Paszek, and Vesnina are all good players due a stretch of good form. Of course, Vesnina's in pretty good form, actually.

I'll go with Vesnina. I'd be surprised if Keothavong could knock off a player much above #25 unless they have a real off day.

DownTheLine21
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:59 AM
I would say that Dokic has the most potential of the non-seeded players. If Safarova is truly back in form, she will be dangerous as well.

Craig.
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:05 AM
Sharapova's clone.

Lulu.
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:09 AM
Dokic and Safarova.

Mikey.
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:17 AM
Probably Nicole because we know what she can do, but she will mostly likely come out playing like she did in Auckland. :o

Keadz
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:24 AM
Well if Dokic and Stosur can hold the choking in, I would say they are the most dangerous.

Rex59
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:34 AM
Liked what limited action I saw of Dokic against Amelie at Brisbane. Most impressed by her ground game. If she can gather a serve or develop a serviceable serve prior to and during the AO, if she emerges from the qualies, she's better than any of the other players on the list. Nicole would be a dangerous floater, if she's shown some consistency. However, she' hasn't looked good at all so far this year, after an extremely poor '08, and her game is dropping like a rock. Bad choice in dismissing her stepdad as coach and bad choice of personal, male companion. Don't see the rest of the player's in the poll having any significant impact.

Shonami Slam
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:01 AM
it's the grandslam that supports OKish players going far the most.
Eranni, Makarova, Kudryavtseva could all do better than thier ranking implies.

Pavlyuchenkova vaidisova safarova and kvitova could all make more big runs.
but my pick for "how the hell did she make 4th round?! will go to lisicki. she'll go through Sugiyama and one of the russian head-cases, something like that.

kittyking
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:45 AM
I'd have to say Vesnina, reason being because Caro and Nicole didn't lose - Elena BEAT them. If Elena can lift her game once again to that level then shes a very dangerous floater at the Aussie Open. Also I see Aravane as a bit of a dangerous floater, when shes on shes bloody terrific!
Special mentions - Kittyqueen Pavlyuchenkova, Anne Keothavong, Yung-Jan Chan

In The Zone
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Vaidisova, for sure. She is the MOST dangerous. However, will it come out? Who knows. I wouldn't want to take the risk, though.

Andy.
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Stosur

FedererBulgaria
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Pironkova will beat one(or more) of the big names!:devil:

Sexysova
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:03 AM
I'd have to say Vesnina, reason being because Caro and Nicole didn't lose - Elena BEAT them. If Elena can lift her game once again to that level then shes a very dangerous floater at the Aussie Open. Also I see Aravane as a bit of a dangerous floater, when shes on shes bloody terrific!
Special mentions - Kittyqueen Pavlyuchenkova, Anne Keothavong, Yung-Jan Chan

sry, I saw the match, Elena served pretty well in the first set but still Nicole beat herself :o

Optima
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:14 AM
Lucie - She can beat anyone, anywhere, anytime. I really believe she can beat anyone when she's on.

InsideOut.
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:19 AM
All of them are dangerous IMO. Any could take out Ana in straights in the early rounds. :rolleyes:

Dawson.
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:00 PM
Typical - I include Tanasugarn and Cirstea in this poll and it turns out they both could be seeded now that Maria and possibly Nadia have pulled out. No many people have voted for them anyways :o

yeah...i got that, but i dont think any of the players listed are dangerous to the top players.....:rolleyes:

Attitude :speakles: i could only include 10 people in the poll, hence why there is an 'others' option. BTW I'm sure you thought that Pironkova wasn't a threat to Venus a few years ago or that Pin would push Sharapova to 9-7 a couple of years ago too, right? Broaden your horrizon :o

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:08 PM
dokic, nicole, or lucie....

sunsfuns
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:23 PM
ALG if she can play like she did at USO last year

Nina.
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:43 PM
I'd love to see Nicole come back to strength and do some damage. She is capable of it but will it happen? I have to say that I doubt it but I'm glad if I'm wrong.
Other than that I hope Lisicki to do well but I don't think she is ready to be called "most dagerous floater".

Andiyan
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:54 PM
Cirstea, Kvitova and Dokic

justine schnyder
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:52 PM
I'll take Paszek and Lisicki, maybe Kvitova too :)

Vaidisova? well I wouldn't bet on a match of her.. she could reach wither QF or a 1st round loss :o

A'DAM
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:54 PM
I say Vesnina but dont really think any of them will dig deep

Mic-190286
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:58 PM
Nicole is dangerous, her slump will end sometime.

I don't think Dokic or Sesil could beat seeded players but it'd be nice to see if they did. To be fair anyone could beat Dani right now!

I think everyone's expecting Anne to do quite well and i hope she does but if she gets a tough draw i'm not sure how well she can really do against top names.

Oh, ALG could be dangerous too.

QuicKyMonSter
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:58 PM
Is Zheng seeded?

Lucemferre
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:59 PM
<----

That's a very nice pic of Anne. Hope she gets a good draw.

Slutiana
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Problem Keothavong has is a lack of weapons - she isnt going to beat a top 20 player, but if someone can cause a shock, she is more than capable to take advantage of the draw opening up for her.

Yeah Anne has a solid game, but she lacks a big weapon and top players can read that from the off. Could be a nightmare to play though if a top player was having a major-off day, because she does compete quite well.

Her forehand is her weapon but when compared with a lot of the girls in the top 75, it isnt huge. Her mentality has only recently became a strength, it will be interesting to see how it handles losing a tight match against Vesnina.
I disagree, after watching her forehand at wimbledon esp. vs King and then vs Dementieva at the US, some of the forehands she was hitting were HUMUNGOUS. I mean its no Goloforehand but when shes playing well, her forehand can be quite huge.

Slutiana
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Lucie - She can beat anyone, anywhere, anytime. I really believe she can beat anyone when she's on.
Well she was on vs Jelena in Wimbledon 07 and lost. :shrug:

Demska
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Pratt

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:32 PM
I disagree, after watching her forehand at wimbledon esp. vs King and then vs Dementieva at the US, some of the forehands she was hitting were HUMUNGOUS. I mean its no Goloforehand but when shes playing well, her forehand can be quite huge.

occassionly it is, like the forehand against Vesnina down the line to save a BP. But do you really think she is going to hit anyone of the seeds off the court with that shot. I love Anne and have always believed she was a top 75 player but I think people are starting to expect too much from her. Her only top 50 wins have been Schiavone which was fantastic and Suarez Naverro on a hardcourt.

n1ko0
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:50 PM
Anne!

PLeblanc87
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:07 PM
Amelie!

Willam
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:10 PM
Golovin.. Oh wait :o

Marty-Dom
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:22 PM
Here is my pick. One of these two will reach quarters- unless they play top 3 player early on:
44 (46) SUAREZ NAVARRO, CARLA
45 (50) GOVORTSOVA, OLGA

Apoorv
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:13 PM
sania will come out swinging that forehand and will take out a few wannabees :rocker:

joe87
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Hopefully Tamira :angel:

I think Kvitova could be very dangerous.

SOA_MC
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Whoever plays Ivanovic or Jankovic in the early rounds

Dawson.
Jan 22nd, 2009, 10:23 AM
Here is my pick. One of these two will reach quarters- unless they play top 3 player early on:
44 (46) SUAREZ NAVARRO, CARLA
45 (50) GOVORTSOVA, OLGA

This may well turn out to be the prediction of the year so far :worship:

Thanos
Jan 22nd, 2009, 10:25 AM
dokic will make a good run at the grandslam with the crowd on her side.

Lemonskin.
Jan 22nd, 2009, 10:41 AM
Man I just lobbed a dangerous floater... Oh sh#t, you meant with the tennis.

Stosur.

Marty-Dom
Jan 26th, 2009, 12:39 AM
Here is my pick. One of these two will reach quarters- unless they play top 3 player early on:
44 (46) SUAREZ NAVARRO, CARLA
45 (50) GOVORTSOVA, OLGA

Tut Tut!,

(Just tutting my own horn) :D:D:D

Michael.
Jan 26th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Jelena Dokic!

AnomyBC
Jan 26th, 2009, 12:57 AM
Tut Tut!,

(Just tutting my own horn) :D:D:D

I was pretty on the money too!

I think Dokic and Suarez Navarro BOTH have a great chance of making the Quarterfinals at the Australian Open this year... or maybe going even further than that! Also, I think Jankovic, Ivanovic and Venus will all go out early... and sadly I think my girl Wozniacki might have some trouble too, but that's OK because I think she's going to win all the other slams this year!

Wow, I guess this means this is going to be a great year for Wozniacki! :banana: