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ttaM
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:10 AM
10 in a row won by American women. Who will be the one to stop this?

Jarrett
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:13 AM
I don't see anyone else doing it besides Ameile.

Mark43
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:29 AM
I thought it was around 14 in a row. Isn't Mary Pierce really American? Wasn't the last non-American Steffi at the '99 FO??? Am I forgetting someone??

Gowza
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:32 AM
the only possibles would be petrova, krasnoroutskaya, bovina and tulyaganova. but that's if they have an amazing two weeks with the way they're playing at the moment

CJ07
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:34 AM
Mary Pierce is actually Canadian

Probably Amelie or Clijsters, most likely Amelie

Gowza
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:35 AM
actually i would also say kim and amelie have good chances as well

Jarrett
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:35 AM
Originally posted by Gowza
the only possibles would be petrova, krasnoroutskaya, bovina and tulyaganova. but that's if they have an amazing two weeks with the way they're playing at the moment

Are you joking?

Gowza
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:39 AM
petrova was challenging venus before she got injured, lina k. was quickly moving up the rankings and tulyaganova has beaten kim, henin and has pushed capriati to three sets.

but they have to be at their very best.

more likely candidate would be clijsters. amelie hasn't really come all that close to beating them. dokic has an outside chance if they are playing badly on that day

Crazy Canuck
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:45 AM
Mary Pierce plays for France, she is French.

She was born in Canada though, so she is more ours than yours :p Stop trying to claim her :D

Anyhow, I pick Amelie Mauresmo.

2284
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:52 AM
If Kim keeps playing at this level, it will be her

angele87
Oct 13th, 2002, 06:12 AM
Those with the best chance are Kim and Amelie... and maybe Justine at RG... Dani or Dokic has an outside chance too i suppose

geoepee
Oct 13th, 2002, 06:46 AM
I agree with angele87. The only ones that I see winning a Slam outside of the US are Amelie, Kim and Justine. I could see all three winning RG, but besides that it's going to be really really tough. Especially with the USA having Venus, Serena, Jennifer, Lindsay, Monica and Chanda.

Gowza
Oct 13th, 2002, 06:56 AM
don't forget the USA also have danger players that can always make upsets as well like stevenson, bielik, raymond, shaughnessy and irvin

Aerien
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:19 AM
As much as I hate to say it ( since I want J. Cap to retain her AO title), I think Amelie will break the streak at AO '03.

Hey she's made the finals before.

jadore
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:28 AM
CONCHITA MARTINEZ! VAMOS CONCHITA, VAMOS! :)

TeeRexx
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:51 AM
Mary is an American in her heart, but refuses to admit that fact because the French Tennis Federation bought her off when she was a junior.

The American women will continue to rule because most are willing to dedicate themselves to winning.

tennisIlove09
Oct 13th, 2002, 07:57 AM
Let's look at the top American's vs. Non-Americans

American
Serena, Venus, Jennifer, Lindsay, Monica, Chanda

Non-American
Amelie, Kim, Justine, Jelena, Martina, Daniela, Anastasia

To me, those are the contenders for Slams.

Out of the non-American's Amelie has the best chance to compete with all the American's. I think Justine it would have to be at Roland Garros or Wimbledon. Kim's very inconsistent. It's too bad the Aussie Open wasn't indoors, because Kim would have a great shot. Jelena, Martina, Anastasia are very inconsistent, and Daniela seems to make a lot of errors in big matches.

tommyk75
Oct 13th, 2002, 12:20 PM
At this time, I gotta agree with Mauresmo, Henin, and Clijsters. Dokic's a real long shot, and maybe Hanchtuova can get in the mix if her game matures a bit more. Out of the bunch, I have the most positive vibe from Clijsters. She's starting to play well (finally), and she doesn't have the weight of expectations she once did. Of course, there is one big name people haven't mentioned: Hingis. I really hope she'll get her game back during her time off and get her groove back. I truly believe that if she gets her A-game back, she's capable of winning more Slams.

As for Tulyaganova, Lina K, and Petrova, man what were you smoking? This thread's about winning grand slams, not posting an upset or two. If you go out on a limb any farther, your arm's going to fall off.

Williams Rulez
Oct 13th, 2002, 12:23 PM
Hmm... I think the streak will last for a few more slams given that Lindsay is back and healthy now to add to the trouble.

Messenger
Oct 13th, 2002, 12:30 PM
I would have to say Martina Hingis. She did reach a Grand Slam final this year, and had four match points. I'm not a fan, but seriously how can you not say that she doesn't have as good a chance as all of the other non-Americans? Think about it, if there had been a sudden gust of wind when Capriati hit the ball during match point she could have won the AO, and this question wouldn't be asked!