View Full Version : Wimbledon: The dark horses (outside top 16 seeds)

Jun 20th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Not including sharapova:)

Who's the dark horse that could push into the finals?

Yanina Wickmayer- Great showing at 's-Hertogenbosch this week
Jelena Dokic- Looked the goods at french...dangerous on grass, very tough draw
Tamarine Tanaugarn- Grass giant killer, beat safina yesterday, and had good run last year
Sesil Karatantcheva- seems to always cause a huge upset
Aleksandra Wozniak- Good form, pushed wozniacki
Sam Stosur- Very dangerous if she has right mental attitude, amazing run at french 2 weeks ago
Na Li- Good at Birmingham, when playing well very tough to beat
Amelie Mauresmo- has the potential and has a reasonable draw

please mention if you think another player has the potential

Jun 20th, 2009, 02:26 AM
Sesil Karatantcheva is not making the final :p :lol:

Idk if Mauresmo has the ability to step it up anymore, hope she does :hearts:

Dawn Marie
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:26 AM
Alona Bondarenko, just a feeling.

Jun 20th, 2009, 02:29 AM
Sesil strong on grass?:lol: And she never beat Sharapova.

Jun 20th, 2009, 02:31 AM
Razzano is in a very winnable draw to the quarters, based on her form. She has Zvonareva for a third round, who doesn't perform at her best at Wimbledon and is coming back from injury and she has a possibility of either Marion or Aleks for a 4th round opponent. I'd say given the fact that Dementieva is the scheduled quarter final opponent, I have no reason to believe that Razzano cannot make it to the semis.

Jun 20th, 2009, 02:39 AM
Sesil strong on grass?:lol: And she never beat Sharapova.
my bad..i accidently mixed sesil karatantcheva with Alla Kudryavtseva.:lol: anyway..i guess we'll just have to keep sesil on their despite her recent bad form:p

Jun 20th, 2009, 03:07 AM
Tanasugarn is a dark horse!

Jun 20th, 2009, 03:59 AM
Peng :(

Jun 20th, 2009, 04:05 AM
Tammy vs. Serena is going to be :drool:.

Jun 20th, 2009, 05:00 AM

Jun 20th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Yanina will make the final.

Jun 20th, 2009, 05:29 AM
mmm...Stosur is a tossup. I still think she's weak mentally despite making the Semi's of the French.

Sesil...no she's not in form anymore really, her game is hit and miss.

Dokic, depends if she can stay injury free. She has always done great on the grass.

Wozniak looks like she has been having great results. Haven't seen her play though.

Mauresmo...shadow of her former self.

Tanasugarn - I expect her to make the 3rd round and play Serena. Then she'll probably lose :sad:

Na Li - again a mentally weak player.

Of that list, I pick Dokic :)

Jun 20th, 2009, 06:18 AM
...Stosur .

Jun 20th, 2009, 06:32 AM
I'd add Rybarikova to the list. Likes the grass and won Birmingham. Saying that she's got a tough draw, even the first round against Vinci isn't easy.