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tennisbum79
Jun 6th, 2010, 01:36 AM
Fran, Stosur, Rezai, Pertova made a very good impression in Paris.

Kim, Henin, JJ, Sharapova are working on their way back.


How will they do in London based on their performance in Paris?

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:02 AM
:scratch: The thread title doesn't make sense but I know what you're trying to say.:p (the question wasn't complete and you should delete the full stop before "Fair" and change its spelling to "fare" I guess).:p

MBM
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:21 AM
I guess it's all down to the draw. With Sharapova/Henin/Kuznetsova/Safina outside the top 16, the third round could be very interesting. Even if someone in the top 16 pulls out or someone is bumped, there will still be tough encounters as early as R16.

Slutati
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:22 AM
Maria will win Maria is the best

Mary Cherry.
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:23 AM
It'll be an all-Williams final again, hard to see anything but.

Most of those mentioned will be flops.

omoruyi
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:25 AM
is elena d. okay?

MBM
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:26 AM
Maria will win Maria is the best

It's odd. I enjoy watching Maria play, but there are a hell of a lot of people before her on my favourites list. Yet, I still feel that I would enjoy watching her win Wimbledon again. I guess it's just sad to see her out of the elite group, even if she is slowly getting back there.

split-step
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:56 AM
Venus will lose early.
You heard it here first.

hdfb
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:57 AM
All Williams final. :inlove:

tennisbum79
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:00 AM
:scratch: The thread title doesn't make sense but I know what you're trying to say.:p (the question wasn't complete and you should delete the full stop before "Fair" and change its spelling to "fare" I guess).:p
Too picky. aren't we.
Thanks for the feedback
By "full stop" I guess you mean period.

tennisbum79
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:04 AM
Venus will lose early.
You heard it here first.
I did not mention Venus, but I make noe of your prediction.

I wanted to confine this to players who are in some sort of transition and are feeling their way right now.

cellophane
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:07 AM
You forgot MJMS

tennisbum79
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:27 AM
You forgot MJMS
I did not, because I did not think she was in transition and had a breakthrough in Paris.

Now that you mentioned her, how do you feel she will do in London?

tennisbum79
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:34 AM
How soon they forget... I want to hear comment about Rezai.

Feel free to also comment on her possible choice of outfit for Wimbleon.

cellophane
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:40 AM
I did not, because I did not think she was in transition and had a breakthrough in Paris.

Now that you mentioned her, how do you feel she will do in London?

Well, neither did Rezai :shrug: She had her breakthrough in Madrid. Both broke through right before the French.

I don't know. I hope she does well... it'll be good to watch her S&V on grass

cellophane
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:41 AM
Feel free to also comment on her possible choice of outfit for Wimbleon.

I hope It will not include gold :lol:

tennisbum79
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:43 AM
Well, neither did Rezai :shrug: She had her breakthrough in Madrid. Both broke through right before the French.

I don't know. I hope she does well... it'll be good to watch her S&V on grass
Rezai lost, but I think she was impressive, not withstanding her many feuds with other players.

If she bring that forehand in Wimbledon, she can do some damage.

cellophane
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:45 AM
Rezai lost, but I think she was impressive, not withstanding her many feuds with other players.

If she bring that forehand in Wimbledon, she can do some damage.

MJMS was injured anyways... I'm sure she would have won a few matches at least with her draw. Heck, she could have won, given what Fran did.

goldenlox
Jun 6th, 2010, 12:19 PM
From that list, I think anyone besides Henin making a deep run would be a surprise.

thetennisutopian
Jun 6th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Sam: R16|QF... maybe better, all depends on her draw. Tough draws don't seem to mean much to Sam these days tho ; ]
Fran: R16. Only because she's feisty.
JJ: She probably won't make the R16. The seeds are looking tough.
Rezai: She hits the ball HARD as hell but for some reason her timing doesn't seem to translate well anywhere but on clay. This is her chance to prove she's headed for bigger things. Her draw at Birmingham is pretty cake so i'll pass judgement on her after that.`
Henin: QF|SF She's changed a lot about her game, way more agressive these days. I can see her making a deep run.
Maria: QF She hasn't played well here the last cpl of years. Hopefully she can change that this year.

tennisbum79
Jun 6th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Sam: R16|QF... maybe better, all depends on her draw. Tough draws don't seem to mean much to Sam these days tho ; ]
Fran: R16. Only because she's feisty.
JJ: She probably won't make the R16. The seeds are looking tough.
Rezai: She hits the ball HARD as hell but for some reason her timing doesn't seem to translate well anywhere but on clay. This is her chance to prove she's headed for bigger things. Her draw at Birmingham is pretty cake so i'll pass judgement on her after that.`
Henin: QF|SF She's changed a lot about her game, way more agressive these days. I can see her making a deep run.
Maria: QF She hasn't played well here the last cpl of years. Hopefully she can change that this year.
I am very curious about Rezai and Stosur.

How they will handle their newly found "up-and-comer" (for lack of better word) reputation. Yes I know know, "late bloomer" will be more appropriate.

They have powerful forehand, with a 1-2 punch on serve, which can be great asset for grass.
But their movement is suspect

gc-spurs
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:08 PM
I hope Fran can ride on a wave of confidence and do well here. I doubt she'll be all guns a blazing like in the final, but I think she will do well.

Sharapova should fare well if she keeps with this low [for her] DF and UE trend we saw on clay. She's probably due for a good one too.

tennisbum79
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:13 PM
I hope Fran can ride on a wave of confidence and do well here. I doubt she'll be all guns a blazing like in the final, but I think she will do well.

Sharapova should fare well if she keeps with this low [for her] DF and UE trend we saw on clay. She's probably due for a good one too.
I am afraid Fran may not have enough time to recover from high she is riding now.
She is a total commitment player: mind, heart and physical

tennisbum79
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:20 PM
http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/sam-stosur-eyes-wimbledon-glory-after-french-open-loss/story-e6frg1wu-1225876179065

Sam Stosur eyes Wimbledon glory after French Open loss

A DISAPPOINTED Sam Stosur believes her chances of grand slam glory are far from over despite her heartbreaking loss to Francesca Schiavone in the French Open final.

Stosur was outclassed by Schiavone in Saturday night’s final, with the eccentric Italian veteran emerging victorious 6-4 7-6 (7-2).
But the 26-year-old Queenslander is confident her success over the past fortnight – which included wins over Justine Henin, Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic – would hold her in good stead for future grand slam tournaments.

“Everyone around me has done a very good job of telling me I’m going to have another shot and this is only going to be the first one,” she said.
“I hope they’re all correct and I do get another chance, but at the end of the day I do have to think I’m going to have another chance.


“I got close last year and I was able to get even closer this year so I don’t think I should doubt myself that I can do it again, but obviously right now it’s hard not to let that creep into your mind.
“It’s been an unbelievable two weeks, right from the first match to the last one. It’s been pretty emotional and obviously it’s probably even worse right now because I’m so disappointed.”
Speaking via teleconference on Sunday, Stosur insisted she did everything possible to beat 29-year-old Schiavone.

“They’re the matches you dream of playing when you’re growing up and when you get out on tour,” Stosur said.
“It is the next level of everything – the highs, the lows. It can be the absolute best and then you think how close you got when you didn’t quite get it.

“Now I can think how all these past players, when you see them get up on the podium and can’t quite hold it all together, and understand why and how it all affects you when you get up there.”
Stosur said she would consider speaking to Australian greats Lleyton Hewitt and Pat Rafter about how to handle the disappointment of losing a grand slam final.
Hewitt (Australian Open in 2005) and Rafter (Wimbledon in 2000 and 2001) both lost finals they were expected to win.

After a sleepless night pondering what might have been, Stosur woke on Sunday morning determined to go one step better at her next major event – Wimbledon.
Grass has been Stosur’s worst surface since turning professional, with her best result at the All England Club being a third-round appearance last year.

Eager to prove she’s not a one-surface-wonder, Stosur said she would draw inspiration from Rafael Nadal, who won Wimbledon in 2008 and has also twice been a finalist after critics dubbed him a “clay dog”.
“He’s the latest example of someone who had that reputation and nobody really knew if he was going to do it on anything else, then he goes out and wins Wimbledon and beats Roger (Federer) in the final,” Stosur said.

“It is definitely a result I look at a think it is possible. Grass has never really been my favourite surface, but I don’t think I should go into it thinking it’s not going to be a good tournament for me.

“No matter what the surface, having wins like I have had help for any tournament in the future. Wimbledon’s my next big one and I’m going to give it my best shot. It’s going to be difficult but I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Stosur said there were only a couple of players on the women’s circuit who felt at home on the grass, including five-time champion Venus Williams.

But Stosur won’t have it all her own way, with more players and coaches set to scrutinise her powerful style of play following her stellar run at Roland Garros.
“I’m sure people are going to try and come up with ideas to beat me and take away my strengths on the court, but that’s all part of tennis and you have to constantly keep trying to improve yourself and better your game so you don’t get predictable,” she said.

“I’ve had a great run this clay court season and that’s my last year of the match on clay, so I guess now I wait until next year to do it all over again.”

GeeTee
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:32 PM
I can't wait for the Sam Stosur/Kaia Kanepi final

tennisbum79
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Sam's confidence has taken a big hit and she need reassurance


“Everyone around me has done a very good job of telling me I’m going to have another shot and this is only going to be the first one,” she said.
“I hope they’re all correct and I do get another chance, but at the end of the day I do have to think I’m going to have another chance.


“I got close last year and I was able to get even closer this year so I don’t think I should doubt myself that I can do it again, but obviously right now it’s hard not to let that creep into your mind.
“It’s been an unbelievable two weeks, right from the first match to the last one. It’s been pretty emotional and obviously it’s probably even worse right now because I’m so disappointed.”
Speaking via teleconference on Sunday, Stosur insisted she did everything possible to beat 29-year-old Schiavone.

“They’re the matches you dream of playing when you’re growing up and when you get out on tour,” Stosur said.
“It is the next level of everything – the highs, the lows. It can be the absolute best and then you think how close you got when you didn’t quite get it.

OneSlamWonder
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:44 PM
I would be happy for every win of JJ really. I mean from R1, cause with what happened in Paris, I wouldn't be surprised if she is completely mentally deranged.

tennisbum79
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:53 PM
I would be happy for every win of JJ really. I mean from R1, cause with what happened in Paris, I wouldn't be surprised if she is completely mentally deranged.
But she is a much better palyer this year.

OneSlamWonder
Jun 6th, 2010, 02:54 PM
But she is a much better palyer this year.

I hope so :cool:

Sammo
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:01 PM
I think that Sam will reach quarterfinals, and then who knows what can happen after that..

Direwolf
Jun 6th, 2010, 03:18 PM
How will Dementieva fare???

since she got injured

tennisbum79
Jun 7th, 2010, 09:46 PM
bump

oleada
Jun 7th, 2010, 11:45 PM
I would be happy for every win of JJ really. I mean from R1, cause with what happened in Paris, I wouldn't be surprised if she is completely mentally deranged.

Yes.
Also, it's grass. :help:

BluSthil
Jun 7th, 2010, 11:47 PM
I believe that Sharapova :lick: has the best chance of scoring big at Wimby. I think it would be good for the WTA if Rezai, Stosur and Francesca do well at this tournament as well. This could be an exciting fortnight. Maybe not as unpredictable as RG, but "Excellent", as Garth & Wayne would say...

edificio
Jun 8th, 2010, 12:08 AM
Venus will lose early.
You heard it here first.

Maybe you should put some money down on her opponents if you are so sure.


As for me, I can see Rezai, Stosur, and Maria doing reasonably well. Also, was Justine tinkering with her game in order to win at Wimbledon? If so, what has happened to her serve? Not going to work. She is a champion, so...probably will do decent if not semis.

tennisbum79
Jun 8th, 2010, 05:52 AM
I believe that Sharapova :lick: has the best chance of scoring big at Wimby. I think it would be good for the WTA if Rezai, Stosur and Francesca do well at this tournament as well. This could be an exciting fortnight. Maybe not as unpredictable as RG, but "Excellent", as Garth & Wayne would say...
Rezai: If her forehand and serve is working, she could do damage
Stosur: Still seems to be affected by RG loss, not sure she has had time to recover
Francesca : Still on cloud nine. The Ana syndrom could affect her