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tennisbum79
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:06 AM
Kim:
Having done poorly at the Aussie after knocking off Serena at The the USO, she now has the burden to validate her winning the USO
Even if she does not win another GS, she has to go deep in the draw to validate the USO title.

Venus:
Serena winning Wimbleon last year and Henin motivated mean Venus has major competition to return to center court and raise the trophy that bears her name.
Wimbledon is considered home advantage for Venus, but with Serena's new found motivation to go for records, it could become difficult for Venus.

Dementieva:
Where does she go now to increase her odds? Time is running out.

Ana:
How many times is she going to say her game is getting better and she'll keep pushing.
Serena wants to win RG, Henin is back. There is no other way of measuring the maturing of her game than go against these 2 at RG, as Wimbledon is going to be crodwed with super motivated women who see the window closing for them.

Henin:
Justine came back to win Wimby. Would she save herself by having a light workout at the French in order to be in full and top form for Wimby?
This is a risky propostion that may end up cost her both: No RG, NO wimby.

JJ/Safina
There is still time, but they must show progress to be considered in the mix GS threats.

mckyle.
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:16 AM
Kim:
Havinf done poorly at the Aussie after knocking Serena at The the USO, she now has the burden to validate her winning the USO.
Even if she does not win another GS, she has to go deep in the draw to validate the USO title.

Doesn't winning the USO title validate winning the USO title?

Oh boy...

tennisbum79
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:21 AM
Doesn't winning the USO title validate winning the USO title?

Oh boy...
NO. Not quiet.
Winning, another big title or going deep in the draw at the next GS would validate the USO title.

Had Kim gone deep at the Aussie open, it would have validated her USO title.

mckyle.
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:27 AM
Oh me...

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 2nd, 2010, 07:52 AM
What may I ask does any of this have to do with Round-Robin? :shrug:

Betten
Feb 2nd, 2010, 08:00 AM
NO. Not quiet.
Winning, another big title or going deep in the draw at the next GS would validate the USO title.

Had Kim gone deep at the Aussie open, it would have validated her USO title.

Kim Clijsters is a former world number 1 (singles and doubles) who has won 36 singles titles in her career, including two Grand Slam tournaments. On the way to her last US Open she defeated both Williams sisters and she has a recent win over Henin. She doesn't need to validate or prove anything to anyone anymore.

I could understand your point if we were talking about a new possible one hit wonder (similar to Majoli, Myskina), but Kim has already proven herself.

tennisbum79
Feb 5th, 2010, 10:23 PM
Kim Clijsters is a former world number 1 (singles and doubles) who has won 36 singles titles in her career, including two Grand Slam tournaments. On the way to her last US Open she defeated both Williams sisters and she has a recent win over Henin. She doesn't need to validate or prove anything to anyone anymore.

I could understand your point if we were talking about a new possible one hit wonder (similar to Majoli, Myskina), but Kim has already proven herself.
As Justine says, this is a second career.
In some way. winning GS so early ramped up the pressure for Kim.

Now she has to prove it was not a fluke.
It is probably unfair, but people will be looking for it.

Donny
Feb 5th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Doesn't winning the USO title validate winning the USO title?

Oh boy...

The same logic applies to the grand slams Serena won in the absence of the Belgians. Yet many on and off this board said her recent AO win 'validated' those past wins.

sammy01
Feb 5th, 2010, 10:32 PM
The only thing kim has to decide is what she wants? i would assume the whole coming back was geared towards getting that 2nd slam, now what?

the thing she needs to ask herself is whats her next goal, another slam, the #1 ranking, playing for fun. if anything kims in limbo with her career, i hope she picks, trying her best to dominatte the tour as i feel it is realistic along with serena and henin.

tennisbum79
Feb 5th, 2010, 10:34 PM
Posters, there are players in the OP, not just Kim.

sammy01
Feb 5th, 2010, 10:41 PM
ok;

venus - don't see her winning a slam again.

dementieva - it aint gonna happen

ana - shes over-achieved as it is

henin - the french should be hers, but does she want wimbledon more?

jj/safina - they should be happy with staying top 10 this year.


i cant see anyone outside of serena, kim or henin winning the remaining 3 slams this year. i wouldn't be suprised if those 3 win the remaining 3 slams, henin french, serena wim, kim the us open which courts suit her game.

Denise4925
Feb 5th, 2010, 10:43 PM
I think people are counting out Vee too soon.

NoChokes
Feb 6th, 2010, 12:06 AM
Vee might have a chance of winning another slam if they make the court 2 yards wider and the net 2 feet lower.

I've noticed she's having trouble getting the ball to bounce in the court even if she manages to get it over the net.

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 6th, 2010, 12:18 AM
As Justine says, this is a second career.
In some way. winning GS so early ramped up the pressure for Kim.

Now she has to prove it was not a fluke.
It is probably unfair, but people will be looking for it.

Agreed..., IF she buys into it. I don't think she HAS to though. She's come out and done what Justine could not - win the first slam after her return. In the battle of Belgium, Kim clearly has the upperhand and it's now Juju's serve, so to speak, so that's has to be a good bit of relief for Kim. In the macro, perhaps there is pressure to back up her USO result, but I don't think that much. IF she continues getting pasted by the likes of Petrova again and can't maintain her edge over Juju and Vee and Serena get the range of her again, THEN the pressure's on, but that's a lot of "ifs."