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rimon
May 4th, 2011, 10:23 AM
Now that she's won both hard courts slams, which natural surface slam does she have more chance of winning? This isn't about whether she'll win them, but which one she has more chance to do so.

KBlade
May 4th, 2011, 10:31 AM
There are far better players than Kim on both surfaces, but I'd have to give it say Roland Garros. Her track record there is better than Wimbledon, and she's come oh-so close to winning it before.

!VamosRafa!
May 4th, 2011, 10:46 AM
Roland Garros,but I think she will win both this year + the USO

Linguae^
May 4th, 2011, 10:59 AM
She won't play them. Or she will? :lol:

franz_loko
May 4th, 2011, 11:40 AM
i think FO..:wavey: although i want maria to win FO to complete her slams:drool: so kimy for wimby...:D- 2 active players from the circuit who can actually complete their slam collections..:worship:

bright
May 4th, 2011, 11:48 AM
According to William Hill she has twice the RG chances to win the Championship. Makes sense since the French Open is almost a lock for Wozniacki.:)

Miracle Worker
May 4th, 2011, 12:00 PM
Roland Garros, cause I hope in Wimbledon we will see Serena and Venus.

RenaSlam.
May 4th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Roland Garros. Her loopy swings can be exposed on the courts of the All England Club.

TennisFanForever
May 4th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Roland Garros because most of the top players can't play well on clay.

In The Zone
May 4th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Roland Garros. Her strokes have too much spin and not enough bite to win Wimbledon.

Of course, she has the raw talent to win both but she is far more likely to win Roland Garros. However, her mental forfeiture of being successful on red clay will make it so that she wins neither.

Uranus
May 4th, 2011, 02:23 PM
Kim doesn't care about clay and will come to Paris with no matches under her belt. This year, her Wimbledon chances are slightly better.

Berlin_Calling
May 4th, 2011, 02:28 PM
Wimbledon cause Kim will never play RG again.

BlueTrees
May 4th, 2011, 03:03 PM
Wimbledon seeing as that's the only one which she's actually going to be playing in. :shrug:

The Witch-king
May 4th, 2011, 03:19 PM
Is it confirmed that she won't play RG?

Soliloque
May 4th, 2011, 03:34 PM
Is it confirmed that she won't play RG?

She's not out yet and she still want to be ready for it.

danieln1
May 4th, 2011, 03:51 PM
Where is the option "none of the above'?

Fiona can only win titles on hardcourts now

hurricanejeanne
May 4th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Of the two, Roland Garros.

Saint Kim's ground strokes aren't flat enough to really do well on the grass. That said, her winning Roland Garros isn't a pretty high option either since she distains the clay and is injured again this clay season.

Londoner
May 4th, 2011, 04:32 PM
RG. And if she doesn't have the guts to play it I hope she doesn't win Wimbledon.

OsloErik
May 4th, 2011, 04:41 PM
As good as Clijsters used to be on clay (she was probably the 2nd-3rd best clay-courter in the world for about 4 years running) she just doesn't like the surface. She hasn't actually played Roland Garros since what, 2006? And while she tended to do pretty well (she's made it out of the QF more times than Serena, for example) she also tends to have weird losses (she's lost before the QF as many times as Serena, and she's played 4 fewer tournaments).

Here's a stat for you: Clijsters has only played the French 6 times in her career. That's crazy. Victoria Azarenka will play her 6th French Open this year. Alize Cornet has ALREADY played 6 French Opens.

Just putting that out there. Clijsters straight-up does NOT like clay. Strange, because I'd think it would be gentler on her legs, but I think the topspin that clay encourages is tough on her wrist.

Frankly, I don't give her much of a shot to win either event ever. She's the best hard-court player in the world, but she's a hardcourt specialist at this point.

Justin
May 4th, 2011, 04:47 PM
Overall, RG. This year, Wimbledon- just b/c of her injury and lack of match practice going into RG, if she even does play it.

QuietPlease
May 4th, 2011, 05:17 PM
I don't think she'll win any of them. But chances are bigger at the French imo.

MiiMo
May 4th, 2011, 05:24 PM
I'd say none of them ...

Soliloque
May 4th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Chances are bigger in Wimbledon at this point of her career, especially this year with Serena and Venus just coming back. If she's in form, she has a shot.

Apoleb
May 4th, 2011, 05:48 PM
She's better on clay. The bounce variations on grass give her no rhythm and really bother her and she doesn't have a 1/2 strike tennis. She tried to be ultra-aggressive against Zvonareva but it didn't work.

But without Serena/Venus in Wimbledon, she still has a very good shot.

starin
May 4th, 2011, 05:54 PM
Wimbledon.
After the WS, Wimbly is a free for all where almost anyone could win it.

justineheninfan
May 4th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Venus and Serena probably arent playing Wimbledon this year so Kim probably wins it actually. The French she would have had a great shot if she wasnt injured right now, and still might. The WTA is pitiful right now.

Mistress of Evil
May 4th, 2011, 06:41 PM
with today's field if healthy she can win both :shrug: