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Sp!ffy
Oct 30th, 2011, 08:31 PM
Many people can say that 2011 was a giant mess but in perspective, it was quite an interesting year.

A look at some of the newbies and their major wins/success:

Petra won Wimbledon, Madrid and the YEC. (+YE #2 ranking)
Caroline won IW (and Brussels :oh:...and SF of AO, USO + other titles, also claimed YE #1 ranking)
Agnieska won Beijing (and San Diego, Tokyo after adding to her game)
Victoria won Miami (and made SF of Wimbledon and the F of the YEC + YE #3 ranking).


In regards to the veterans, we saw Maria have some some success, reaching the SF of RG and the F of Wimbledon but nothing to indicate she will be a dominant force next year, despite being #4 in the ranking. Serena came back from an injury but showed that she's not quite where she needs to be, despite a nice streak in the USO hard court season. Clijsters had a great run at the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011 but fell off the face of the planet for reasons I don't even remember anymore.

We also had some of the old players find success with Na reaching 2 major finals (and winning one). We also saw Stosur win the USO in breathtaking fashion.

A lot of players also went missing, either away from the tour or from their brains: Henin, Safina, Chakvetadze, Dementieva, Clijsters, Kleybanova (get well soon), Jankovic, Ivanovic, Serena (back), Venus (coming back in '12)

So, in a sense, 2011 was a battle of the old and new generation. How do you see things panning out in 2012, with the potential of seeing all of the familiar faces in Australia? How about after the Olympics when some players are expected to retire?

Personally, I see Kvitova having major success in a few parts of the year, but not all. I also see Radwanska, Azarenka, and even Wozniacki making improvements in their games and possibly reaching the finals of some of the majors. I also see Maria having success at RG, just based on past years. As to everything else, I don't have the slightest clue. :shrug:

Mr.Sharapova
Oct 30th, 2011, 08:45 PM
It will be an interesting year for sure. Kvitova is really shaping up to be a kind of player who isn't afraid to compete with the top of the game and do well and that's what I wanted to see and is the least I expect from her :yeah:.

I see the Aussie Open being won by either Kvitova or Azarenka, but If Serena is on full force she might win it.
The French is Maria's :yeah:, she's been working on her game to be more consistent on clay and with a new serve (that she'll be working out in the off season :oh: ) she'll win it :yeah:.
Wimbledon will be won by Kvitova again. I mean she loves the place, and when she's on she's unplayable there :help:.
USO will be won by either Rena,Venus,Kim,Kvitova,Sharapova :yeah:.

I want to see matches such as : Rena-Stosur :oh:, Maria-Kvitova, Rena-Kvitova :worship:.

I expect Kvitova to snatch the 1# rank from Wozniacki after the Aussie Open, and I expect for Maria,Kvitova,Azarenka,Serena,Zvonareva/Wozniacki to be the top 5 for most of the year.

Sp!ffy
Oct 30th, 2011, 08:48 PM
Rena-Kvitova final at Wimbledon. :drool:

Juju Nostalgique
Oct 30th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Pushniacki quits top-10! :woohoo:

Soliloque
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:03 PM
Kim wins 2 slams and an Olympic medal.
Marion wins a medal too and reach a slam final.
Vika is the best ranked player of the young generation.
Wozniacki leaves the top 10 and doesn't reach any slam QF.
Kinda wish Venus to have a last very good result too.

vozas
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:05 PM
In a perfect scenario, the mess that will be known as 2011 really was a change of guards and we have Victoria and Kvitova dominating the tour, which quite frankly is something I expected Vika to have been doing for some time now.

In that case, watch out for Azarenka at the Australian Open and especially the French Open. She'll likely win one of those. Stosur will be trouble at those events as well.

Kvitova should win Wimbledon and will be a big contender at all slams. I expect her to become #1 right after the Australian.

Maria won't make any impact next year if you ask me. She'll contend and lift her vintage fans' hopes up, only to falter in the latter stages. As much as we try convincing ourselves in the contrary, she really doesn't seem to care that much about her game or her future.

Kim, Serena and Venus will retire.

The Empresseses, Sexlanas and Baby Ancies out there will remain irrelevant to the tour as they proceed their slow march into retirement.

Wozniacki will be a top 10 player who gives opponents a lot of headaches, but her game is broken and she'll be steamrolled by everyone who's behind her in the rankings. That includes Radwanska who I expect to have a good year too.

So yeah, I expect Kvitova and Azarenka to comfortably dominate the tour. They have the game and mental set to do so. And I'm hoping for a terrific rivalry, 'cause they are pretty amazing and could be giving us some good years to come if they keep it up.

John.
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:12 PM
Next year should be a transition year, so I'mhoping all the top players are healthy, and we have some good matches between the old guard and Generation Suck.

GeeTee
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:13 PM
Yep, it will be an 'end of an era' with many players retiring. The Olympics have probably kept a few players in for 'one more year'. It will probably be the last season for Clijsters, Schiavone, Na Li, Venus and a bunch more.

C'est La Vie.

HenryMag.
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:53 PM
...Clijsters had a great run at the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011 but fell off the face of the planet for reasons I don't even remember anymore.


Radiation side effects :oh:


Anyway, I actually think Petra will have a bad start at 2012 after such a demanding and tiring season (still not over) where she had no pressure on her shoulders.

For 2012, she (and Serena) will be the press favourite for the title at AO and all the attentions will be on her, which may affect her. IDK, she seems to work on small streaks in tournaments, then disappear and comeback after 2/3 months (Brisbane-AO-Paris; Madrid-RG-Eastbourne-Wimbledon; Linz-YEC-Fed Cup?). Azarenka is probably a bigger threat at AO, she only lost to either Serena or RU Li since they changed the surface.

Setsuna.
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:56 PM
Sveta winning RG 2012.

Steven.
Oct 30th, 2011, 10:12 PM
I actually think generation suck won't win a slam next year.

sdflkalufhafukj first Aga hype, and now Vika. Wake up people, Vika has had good runs in back to back weeks multiple times in her career already but it means jack. Doesn't indicate anything for the future at all.

Sp!ffy
Oct 31st, 2011, 04:47 AM
I actually think generation suck won't win a slam next year.

sdflkalufhafukj first Aga hype, and now Vika. Wake up people, Vika has had good runs in back to back weeks multiple times in her career already but it means jack. Doesn't indicate anything for the future at all.

Of course it does. :lol: Who will be winning the majors when the old guard is out?

Potato
Oct 31st, 2011, 04:52 AM
Kim for sure is going to retire next year.

Amalgamate
Oct 31st, 2011, 04:56 AM
Serena will win the golden slam. duh.

BikezAreForever!
Oct 31st, 2011, 04:59 AM
I am looking forward to 2012!! Kim and Serena playing big tourneys, Vika and Petra playing well, that makes up for a great year of tennis. Also, Petko will do well, wining a few good titles. Thats my bold prediction!!

Caro will hit skids. Her looking for a new coach is a bit of a disaster. She hasnt improved for almost a year, while the other players did. She is going backward.

Temperenka
Oct 31st, 2011, 05:00 AM
I expect two majors from Petra.

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 31st, 2011, 05:15 AM
I expect two majors from Petra.

How about Vika?:oh:

Sp!ffy
Oct 31st, 2011, 05:39 AM
How about Vika?:oh:

Miami. :oh:

Temperenka
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:20 AM
How about Vika?:oh:

I give her about a 30% chance of winning a slam next year. :)

Miami. :oh:

What's wrong with Miami? :shrug: Behind the majors and the YEC, it's probably the best title to win.

You know it's a big title when it is one of ~6 tournaments a year that Serena bothers to try at. :wavey:

Don't be so hateful.. it can't be good for you. :oh:

Sp!ffy
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:28 AM
I didn't even say anything.......:oh:

Temperenka
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:39 AM
Maybe it's your evil looking avatar that makes me think you're always being condescending.

My bad. :oh:

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:44 AM
Vika: to reach a slam final at least next year. She's improving though slowly in terms of her results. Plus hope she can stay consistent and less retirements please. She can be #1 next year, replacing Caro.;)
Caro: well, win a slam for sure. She's done everything but winning a slam. not expecting her to hold on to her #1 but not surprised if she does it. that's it.
Petra: mainly reach #1 some point next year since she's pretty close to it and win a slam/defend Wimbledon. play better in the American hardcourts and be more consistent.
Rena: win a slam.:oh:
Nadia/JJ/Sveta: win a title and stay top 20 please.:oh: especially JJ, if you still playing, don't suck like this year although I'm expecting both Nadia and JJ to retire after this year if nothing is improving. I'd feel Sveta to rise again soon but not sure it'll be next year but don't mind another slam.:oh:
Bepa: do your thing and suck at major finals, then cry out loud and make more drama like bang your head to the court after some :weirdo: loss.:hearts: and stay healthy since she's so fragile. maybe a big title soon as you're not younger anymore.
Ana: Ajde and surprise me more.:oh: don't mind winning titles and come back at peak form but not against Petra.:oh:
Aga: Seems like she's playing more aggressive tennis lately. Keep up and stay healthy as well and win at least a title?:oh:
Na: Not expecting anything. Don't think she'll win anymore slam but at least don't keep sucking like lately.:o she'll be having more endorsement which won't help in building her career up to be more successful. winning a title will be enough for me, even if she'll be out of top 20.:o
The other faves I support: do well, win a title will be good for me.:oh: especially Sabine, Andrea, Kimiko, Misa, Tamira.:oh:

Steven.
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:48 AM
Of course it does. :lol: Who will be winning the majors when the old guard is out?

It does to an extent but the future is uncertain. I don't think players from the current emerging generation will take out the slams next year though. I mean, I could be wrong but somehow I just can't see Vika, Woz and Aga holding up a slam trophy... Kvitova maybe, but I'm gonna assume she's going to have a drought next year.

I think next year will start out with Serena losing in the QF or SF of Brisbane, but take out the AO title.

Kvitova, Azarenka, Radwanska and Wozniacki will not be winning RG, nor will they be winning the US Open. They have the best chance at capturing another Wimbledon crown for Generation Suck though. Kvitova has shown her grass-court prowess, Azarenka has shown her capabilities, and Radwanska has always (long before the other two) been dangerous on grass.

Pasta-Na
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:55 AM
Na somehow wins a G.S in AO or FO.
Serena vs Kvitova Wim Final.
Serena wins gold medal in London Olympics.
A new #1.

Reptilia
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:08 AM
The tour needs the younger generation to step up, no more random veteran slam winners, ala Stosur. 2011 ended pretty well with Aga, Vika and Kvitty playing well, but i'm not convinced that any of them will continue their good play into 2012. In an ideal world the younger players would start to take out the big girls to make it atleast seem like a changing of the guard before they all retire :lol:

Oh, and Martha needs a slam. It's been 4 years :(

In a perfect scenario, the mess that will be known as 2011 really was a change of guards and we have Victoria and Kvitova dominating the tour, which quite frankly is something I expected Vika to have been doing for some time now.

In that case, watch out for Azarenka at the Australian Open and especially the French Open. She'll likely win one of those. Stosur will be trouble at those events as well.

Kvitova should win Wimbledon and will be a big contender at all slams. I expect her to become #1 right after the Australian.

Maria won't make any impact next year if you ask me. She'll contend and lift her vintage fans' hopes up, only to falter in the latter stages. As much as we try convincing ourselves in the contrary, she really doesn't seem to care that much about her game or her future.

Kim, Serena and Venus will retire.

The Empresseses, Sexlanas and Baby Ancies out there will remain irrelevant to the tour as they proceed their slow march into retirement.

Wozniacki will be a top 10 player who gives opponents a lot of headaches, but her game is broken and she'll be steamrolled by everyone who's behind her in the rankings. That includes Radwanska who I expect to have a good year too.

So yeah, I expect Kvitova and Azarenka to comfortably dominate the tour. They have the game and mental set to do so. And I'm hoping for a terrific rivalry, 'cause they are pretty amazing and could be giving us some good years to come if they keep it up.


Based on what? 1 Tournament. Please :lol: I can't at the Azarenka hype :help:

Break My Rapture
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:01 PM
Dementieva was already gone in 2010. Jankovic and Ivanovic have been irrelevant since before 2011 as well.

Kvitova will win Wimbers and OG, that much's for certain.

BikezAreForever!
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:10 PM
...2011 ended pretty well with Aga, Vika and Kvitty playing well, but i'm not convinced that any of them will continue their good play into 2012. ...:

Are you suggesting that all of them goes into slump in 2012?? I find it hard to believe.Not all of them may in form at the same time, but overall, they'll be succesful. I think the group of Vika, Petra, Agnieszka and Petko will win at least one GS in 2012.:drool: Pity Ana totally disappeared. I still have no idea how did that happened!! :confused:

longtin23
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:42 PM
Peng in top 10
Caro will finish at YE #1 and win USO
NaNa will get a medal and win AO/RG
Petra will dominate all indoor and grass tournaments she played
Kim and Serena will win another slam
Zheng in top 20

Soliloque
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:55 PM
^ There's so much slams in your year ?

longtin23
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:02 PM
Well, Petra can;t win Wimbledon coz Serena will get her title :oh:

Soliloque
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:19 PM
Well, Petra can;t win Wimbledon coz Serena will get her title :oh:

Ok fine ;) Then Na can have the AO, I'll be fine with Kim winning Roland Garros.

Novichok
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:21 PM
I don't have any expectations. Just wishes.
Serena and Caroline to win slam(s).
Caroline to remain #1 to the detriment of the mental health of most members of this board. :hearts:

Irute
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:25 PM
I would like to see the younger generation solidify its position in the top; win more slams and be less straky
I would like also to see Aga capitalize on her capabilities by playing with more conviction and self-esteem and furthering her improvements
Furthermore I would like to have some of the old timers still make it a strong year. These three would make it an exceptional year
I don't know if I expect those things but they are possible.

danieln1
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:28 PM
Ivanovic reaching a final.... Any final :facepalm:

Maria winning a slam would be cool, and Caro winning one also..... Roland Garros will have another random winner

Big_Banana
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:49 PM
Na somehow wins a G.S in AO or FO.


:angel:

just hope that Na will be able to play tennis at high levels again. then she should have a chance to win another gs imo.

MarkNL
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:52 PM
Serena and Petra will be dominating and Caro will fall back in the rankings. I hope Sam will do very well, and pick up titles and do well at Grand Slams and the Olympics. :)

flyingmachine
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:57 PM
Kvitova - no 1 please :worship: and at least one GS.
Lisicki - reaching final of GS.
Sveta - back to top 5 and a title. ;)

I think Kim and the Williams will be retried at the end of 2012.
Of course lots great matches. I mean great quality matches. :devil::angel:

VeeJJ
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:58 PM
I think Aga ill replace Caro in terms of consistency but not ranking. Everything else is up in the air.

Kworb
Oct 31st, 2011, 03:06 PM
I expect Venus, Serena and Kim in Petra's half of the AO draw. Wozniacki will have an easy road to the F (Sharapova loses early) while Kvitova fails to improve upon her QF. Wozniacki is beaten by Serena in the F in a close three set match.

We enter outdoor hard season so Kvitova accomplishes nothing. Wozniacki defends Dubai and IW and keeps a hold on her #1 although Azarenka is breathing down her neck. But when Serena wins Miami, Azarenka loses a lot of points.

Wozniacki has a much better clay season than this year and gains more points here and there. Serena does not play at all until RG, where she again reaches the final, this time losing to another surprise winner: Andrea Petkovic. Serena becomes #2 behind Wozniacki.

Wimbledon is another free-for-all as Venus gets upset by Pironkova a third time and Serena falls to Radwanska in a tightly contested QF. Kvitova fails to find the necessary consistency and is beaten by some tricky pusher. Wozniacki as usual loses early to someone who can hit the ball. In the end Radwanska beats Azarenka for her first Slam title. Wozniacki stays #1.

US hardcourt season sees Serena failing to match the results of the previous year, as she is satisfied again with only showing up for Slams and Miami. But she does manage to win the gold medal in singles which has eluded her for so long. A resurgent Clijsters wins both Canada and Cincinnati and snatches the silver in London.

At the US Open Wozniacki beats Clijsters in the SF and Serena in an epic final. With good showings in Asia and at the YEC, she ends the year at #1 for a third time, this time with a Slam to her name.

Year end top 10:

1. Wozniacki
2. Serena
3. Azarenka
4. Radwanska
5. Petkovic
6. Clijsters
7. Kvitova
8. Sharapova
9. Zvonareva
10. Jankovic

bandabou
Oct 31st, 2011, 03:13 PM
:lol: Kworb...

Kvitova soldifies her status as queen of generation suck
Caro? Don't know..I think more and more people are gonna figure her out, forcing her to come with new things.
Serena and Kim will win a major next year.
Olympics will be FUEGOOO!!

C. Drone
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:38 PM
^ Kworb, epic. :tears:


so...
Petra wont win everything, obviously. But takes #1 ranking, perhaps not long. Australia wont be easy.
Carolina gets pregnant just to make daddy angry.
NastiaPavs hires Sergey, Vera jelis.


AO Serena. Or anybody.
IW winner = Danka. This is her home. In every 5 year.
clay season gonna be a mess, again. Schiavone wont bullshit her way into final again, so RG final most likely a Pavs-Stosur.
Wimbledon Petra def Serena, needs to rig the draw obvs.
Olympics another mess, Vera and Sabine crying at medal ceremony.
Kim takes USO
mass retirement before/after USO.

Jane Lane
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:49 PM
I don't know if anyone's said it in this particular thread but I'm gonna bring it up anyway because it's relevant. I seriously am not understanding why a bunch of people are all like "sfjkajsfiauedjal Nastya Pavs is going to win a Slam/has the most talent of Generation Suck/Whack/whatever one she's in." She is the youngest of all of them but at the same time her fitness has gone nowhere in the past 2 years and her serve has totally regressed. I like her but I just don't see it happening in the near future.

:haha: at people thinking Kim will contend for anything, I fully expect a baby announcement by RG.

Roookie
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:52 PM
AO Serena
RG random player
WI Petra
OG Serena
US Wozniacki

Soliloque
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:56 PM
:haha: at people thinking Kim will contend for anything, I fully expect a baby announcement by RG.

Kim has done everything to be ready to have a good year. She's training for weeks, she has a new coach, she's scheduled for some exhos. She'll be there and she'll contend for everything if she stays healthy. I'm pretty sure she knows how to avoid to get pregnant for some more months. Plus, she said she wanted to adopt.

Mynarco
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:59 PM
1. Serena or Kim wins a slam, preferably AO or USO
2. Azarenka or Kvitova wins a slam, preferably RG/Wimbledon
3. Pavlyuchenkova wins a title bigger than MM
4. Peng wins a title (just any, even Trashkent or Otrashka)
5. Li tries not to be a journeywoman

Wert.
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:24 PM
Safarova to enter Top 20 :)

and this is how will top 5 look when season ends

1 serena
2 ugly girl :o
3 azarenka
4 wozniacki
5 sharapova :o

Molok
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:39 PM
Kvitova will improve but not fully fullfill all expectations and will have some colaps during year, she will win one slam but will be not Wim as she will loose in semi with Serena in best match of year. She will be changing number 1# with Vika

Azarenka will reach final of one slam and will be more consistent player at tour changing on 1# position with Petra to be 2012 season ending 1#

Wozniaki will dissapeared in start of year from positions to 5th place paradoxly will have her best year for slams reaching semi in Wim and final in US to be number 3 in year end

Sharapova win RG struggling with injuries returning back to tour and out during year

Serena will have better year than Kim to win her last slam of carrier in Wimbledon.

Stosur, Petkovic and Radwanska will have same or better season
Zvonareva, LiNa, Shavione and Bartoli will have worse season

1 or 2 of these players will reach TOP10 this year .. Cibulkova, Pavly, Lisicki, Peng, Georges

Vaidisova will divorce with Stepanek and enter the tour :lol:

Fighterpova
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:42 PM
AO: Rena beats Vika in final
FO: Vika beats Stosur in final
Wimby: Petra beats Rena in final
Olympics: Rena beats Vera in final, Li wins bronze, beating Masha.
USO: Kim beats Woz in final

bbjpa
Oct 31st, 2011, 08:45 PM
Wozniacki retires :devil:

Chip.
Oct 31st, 2011, 08:53 PM
I know it hasn't been five years yet but I hope Sveta plays a bit better :lol:
Can't wait for Vee to return, hopefully she can get back into the top 10, if not 20.
As for the big winners, hard to say. The two YEC finalists are sure bets for bigger tournaments, and I'm looking forward to how Aga does in the new season. Caro had better pick up her game, she's been too inconsistent of late.
I can see Ree and Kvitova winning at least a slam each. Oh and Ana, Beijing form throughout please ;)

Chip.
Oct 31st, 2011, 08:55 PM
Vaidisova will divorce with Stepanek and enter the tour :lol:

And this PLEASE :hysteric:

Burisleif
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:03 PM
Caroline will turn up at the AO with a lump thus explaining her late 2011 form. `she goes on to defeat all comers 6-0 6-0 utilising a new shot, the "bump volley", finally giving birth at the trophy ceremony and naming her daughter Matilda.

Maria and Vika go a full year not winning a match both receiving 48 hindrance calls at each attempt to do so, thus setting a joint all time record in straight double bagels. Maria and Vika set up a joint venture selling bagels under the brand name Mashareneka Bakery.

Rolland Garros will erect a tent above centre court turning Petra into a clay Queen, and Melanie Oudin discovers writing believe on the sole of her shoe gives her extra grip and clinical sliding abilities. Melanie wins the final in part due to her customised shoes but also because of a spring storm and due to the tents shoddy construction, the tent blows away night before the final. Petra sets an all time record of UE's in a 12 knt westerly.

Wimbledon will see Serena meet Petra in round one, where in a tight first set Petra barks at Serena who's subsequent roar blows her off the court, and frightens all the other players so much they run from London quivering leaving her to win by default. setting a new record of zero games lost at a Grand Slam.

The Olympics sees Wimbledon change to clay at the last minute because the grass wasn't ready, and Melanie having lost her marker pen in Rolland Garros looses to Aga in a one sided final. Aga signs the camera with Melanie's marker.

US Open, Kim and Caro walk on court only to bump heads at the post warm up changeover, passing out, and leaving Matilda to defeat Jada in a close final becoming the youngest ever slam champion at under 1.

Realising that Melanie is the YE#1, the WTA call a press conference to mention that they switched to Windows on the ranking computer, and due to a virus, all data post 2011 YEC is lost and Caro is awarded her 3rd YE#1, with the YEC itself being replaced by a Badminton tournament instead.

No other tournaments in 2012 took place due to a popular vote on TF declaring them all MM's and as such irrelevant and not worth playing.

Temperenka
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:10 PM
The year starts with Wozniacki winning Sydney over Petkovic. The Australian Open will be well-contested with the semifinalists consisting of Kvitova vs. Serena and Wozniacki vs. Sharapova. Kvitova will defeat Sharapova in the final and claim the #1 ranking.

Wozniacki/Azarenka will split the Middle Eastern events as no one else seems bothered (Zvonareva will have strong showings in both as well).

Clijsters will defeat Wozniacki in Indian Wells and Serena will defeat Azarenka in Miami. The spot for #1 will be incredibly close between Kvitova, Azarenka, and Wozniacki moving into the clay season.

Kvitova will defend her title in Madrid and Schiavone (on her last legs) will win her home event, Rome by defeating Sharapova. The French Open will be fuckery-filled with Stosur and Li being the finalists with Stosur winning her second slam.

The only true contenders at Wimbledon will be Serena and Kvitova and this time, Serena will triumph.

Serena will then win gold at the Olympics, Wozniacki silver, Clijsters bronze, and Sharapova 4th.

Azarenka will win Montreal and Sharapova will win Cincinnati.

The USO semifinalists will be Serena, Clijsters, Azarenka, and Radwanska. Serena will triumph over Azarenka in the final.

Wozniacki will win Tokyo and Kvitiova Beijing.

YEC competitors will be Serena (who is now #1), Kvitova, Wozniacki, Azarenka, Stosur, Sharapova, Pavlyuchenkova, and Radwanksa. (Alts: Kuznetsova (solid during parts of the year) and Li)

Serena will defeat Stosur in the YEC final finishing an amazing year (2 slams, OG, and YEC and YE #1).

Retirees: Venus, Clijsters, Schiavone, and Petrova. Pennetta will be focused almost exclusively on doubles by the end of the year.

Richie's
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:13 PM
Olympic year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dream run of Daniela and winning IW title once more!

Setsuna.
Oct 31st, 2011, 10:37 PM
My fav player retires from tennis. Won't bother to follow womens tennis anymore if that really happens next year. Maybe i will watch only Slam SFs/Fs but that's it.

Mary Cherry.
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:08 PM
Azarenka will eat Petra.


No, really :eek:

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/WTA+Championships+Istanbul+2011+Day+Six+O_R1_ToVQD Ql.jpg

Siderophyre
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:09 PM
I would love to see Woz get a slam just so I can sit back and enjoy the epic meltdown that is sure to follow in GM. :devil:

Other than that? Bring it at RG Sam. :yeah:

Coconut91
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:21 PM
I seriously am not understanding why a bunch of people are all like "sfjkajsfiauedjal Nastya Pavs is going to win a Slam/has the most talent of Generation Suck/Whack/whatever one she's in." She is the youngest of all of them but at the same time her fitness has gone nowhere in the past 2 years and her serve has totally regressed. I like her but I just don't see it happening in the near future.


I understand why people say it, because she IS very talented. Whether she fulfills it or not is another story. We don't know if she's going to improve her serve/fitness/whatever, but we do know she's talented, so I'm not surprised people have expectations.

Having said that, I don't think she'll win a slam in the near future either. She's not there yet. Maybe she could make her first SF at a slam, or even win a premier, but she needs more time to develop her game. The good thing is that, like you said, she's the youngest of all of them and has the time to do it.

Linguae^
Nov 1st, 2011, 12:01 AM
EITHER
Transition year, newbies, new number ones, Kvitova and Azarenka rivaly

OR
Old faces coming back, dominating the Tour for the last damn time, waking up the old tennis soul during The Olympcics

:confused:

Soliloque
Nov 1st, 2011, 12:04 AM
Oh. I also want Kim to be the flag bearer for Belgium. Marion being flag bearer for France would be fierce to but it's not gonna happen.

Break My Rapture
Nov 1st, 2011, 12:43 AM
Azarenka will eat Petra.


No, really :eek:

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/WTA+Championships+Istanbul+2011+Day+Six+O_R1_ToVQD Ql.jpg
:spit:

bbjpa
Nov 1st, 2011, 01:01 AM
Larcher De Britto will be back in the Top 100 :happy:

Yakimova will win Bogota :spit:

Vesnina will lose another MM final :help:

Jankovic will be out top 30 at the end of the year

Dulgheru beats Wozniacki in Brussels final :haha:

Malou Ejdesgaard beats Wozniacki in first round of Copenhagen :rolls::rolls::rolls:

Irina Begu reach Roland Garros SF after an all romanian QF by defeating Cirstea :eek:

Brad[le]y.
Nov 1st, 2011, 01:48 AM
I expect Venus, Serena and Kim in Petra's half of the AO draw. Wozniacki will have an easy road to the F (Sharapova loses early) while Kvitova fails to improve upon her QF. Wozniacki is beaten by Serena in the F in a close three set match.

We enter outdoor hard season so Kvitova accomplishes nothing. Wozniacki defends Dubai and IW and keeps a hold on her #1 although Azarenka is breathing down her neck. But when Serena wins Miami, Azarenka loses a lot of points.

Wozniacki has a much better clay season than this year and gains more points here and there. Serena does not play at all until RG, where she again reaches the final, this time losing to another surprise winner: Andrea Petkovic. Serena becomes #2 behind Wozniacki.

Wimbledon is another free-for-all as Venus gets upset by Pironkova a third time and Serena falls to Radwanska in a tightly contested QF. Kvitova fails to find the necessary consistency and is beaten by some tricky pusher. Wozniacki as usual loses early to someone who can hit the ball. In the end Radwanska beats Azarenka for her first Slam title. Wozniacki stays #1.

US hardcourt season sees Serena failing to match the results of the previous year, as she is satisfied again with only showing up for Slams and Miami. But she does manage to win the gold medal in singles which has eluded her for so long. A resurgent Clijsters wins both Canada and Cincinnati and snatches the silver in London.

At the US Open Wozniacki beats Clijsters in the SF and Serena in an epic final. With good showings in Asia and at the YEC, she ends the year at #1 for a third time, this time with a Slam to her name.

Year end top 10:

1. Wozniacki
2. Serena
3. Azarenka
4. Radwanska
5. Petkovic
6. Clijsters
7. Kvitova
8. Sharapova
9. Zvonareva
10. Jankovic

:worship:

Radwanska winning wimbledon and Petkovic winning RG; I love it :inlove:

Kairi
Nov 1st, 2011, 02:05 AM
I expect Venus, Serena and Kim in Petra's half of the AO draw. Wozniacki will have an easy road to the F (Sharapova loses early) while Kvitova fails to improve upon her QF. Wozniacki is beaten by Serena in the F in a close three set match.

We enter outdoor hard season so Kvitova accomplishes nothing. Wozniacki defends Dubai and IW and keeps a hold on her #1 although Azarenka is breathing down her neck. But when Serena wins Miami, Azarenka loses a lot of points.

Wozniacki has a much better clay season than this year and gains more points here and there. Serena does not play at all until RG, where she again reaches the final, this time losing to another surprise winner: Andrea Petkovic. Serena becomes #2 behind Wozniacki.

Wimbledon is another free-for-all as Venus gets upset by Pironkova a third time and Serena falls to Radwanska in a tightly contested QF. Kvitova fails to find the necessary consistency and is beaten by some tricky pusher. Wozniacki as usual loses early to someone who can hit the ball. In the end Radwanska beats Azarenka for her first Slam title. Wozniacki stays #1.

US hardcourt season sees Serena failing to match the results of the previous year, as she is satisfied again with only showing up for Slams and Miami. But she does manage to win the gold medal in singles which has eluded her for so long. A resurgent Clijsters wins both Canada and Cincinnati and snatches the silver in London.

At the US Open Wozniacki beats Clijsters in the SF and Serena in an epic final. With good showings in Asia and at the YEC, she ends the year at #1 for a third time, this time with a Slam to her name.

Year end top 10:

1. Wozniacki
2. Serena
3. Azarenka
4. Radwanska
5. Petkovic
6. Clijsters
7. Kvitova
8. Sharapova
9. Zvonareva
10. Jankovic

:oh:

ExtremespeedX
Nov 1st, 2011, 02:07 AM
Kvitova will easily take #1 spot :yeah:

aloeball
Nov 1st, 2011, 02:31 AM
Petra to take the number 1 spot.

Serena to win 1-2 slams.

Sabine to ascend to the top 10.

Safina to come back ... hopefully. Has everyone forgotten who this girl is?

Stonerpova
Nov 1st, 2011, 02:32 AM
Expectations:
-Mass retirements
-Kvitova getting to number 1
-Clijsters having one last good run
-Serena going into damage control mode and acting like Mother Theresa
-Wozniacki not winning a slam
-Azarenka not winning a slam
-I will see Venus play (it's been ages)
-Capriati in an exo :hearts:
-Radwanska having that elusive breakthrough major
-Lisicki getting to the top 10

Hopes:
-Sharapova winning #4
-Ivanovic winning matches
-Jankovic getting a brain transplant
-Kuznetsova getting a brain translant
-Eva Asderaki chairs a Serena match
-The Williams sisters play each other again

LuvSerena?MeToo
Nov 1st, 2011, 08:13 PM
the announcement of a 5TH SLAM to be played by 2016(I just hope Caro can wait this long and Rory hasnt got her pregnant)

Vikapower
Nov 1st, 2011, 08:52 PM
- Serena/Venus/Clijsters/Kuznetsova/Zvonareva retires
---> That Vika gets an opportunity or 2 to finally beat-down Serena in AO or Wimbledon finally.

- That the big 2 Petra/Vika confirm their form... Petra is incontestably #1 ahead everyone but Vika is #2 behind not too far... Wozniacki is toast...

- Maria finds some kind of serve somewhere and then she's always going to be up there with the big 3.

- That Julia dominates the clay season (Charleston, Stuttgart, Rome and Madrid) and then wins RG to make the big 4.

JoPova
Nov 1st, 2011, 08:58 PM
Serena and Petra to dominate the season along with Clijsters, Azarenka and Sharapova. Wozniacki won't win a slam and won't end the year in the top 5. Lisicki, Goerges and Pavlyuchenkova in the top 10.

MB.
Nov 1st, 2011, 10:02 PM
As much as I hope for it, I don't see either Jelena or Ana breaking through their eternal slump.

Kvitova isn't showing any signs of slowing down--no reason she can't get another GS next year (Wimbledon defense, even?).

Wozniacki I expect to stick around the top 5--she's too consistent not to. Aga's game has also improved the last two or three months; expect her to solidify herself within the top 8.

Serena? Kim? Giant questions marks. Who will be the young break outs? Who'll be the surprise in the top 10 by the end of next year, and who'll have taken a long tumble down the rankings?

I don't know if anyone's said it in this particular thread but I'm gonna bring it up anyway because it's relevant. I seriously am not understanding why a bunch of people are all like "sfjkajsfiauedjal Nastya Pavs is going to win a Slam/has the most talent of Generation Suck/Whack/whatever one she's in." She is the youngest of all of them but at the same time her fitness has gone nowhere in the past 2 years and her serve has totally regressed. I like her but I just don't see it happening in the near future.

:haha: at people thinking Kim will contend for anything, I fully expect a baby announcement by RG.

Definitely agree about Pavlyuchenkova. People are saying the same things now that they say 12 months ago--if anything, Pavs is in a worse position than she was then. I haven't seen her serve as badly as she has the last half year, and her fitness will be an eternal issue.

Disagree with Kim, however--she's shown she can go away and come back and still win Slams--why not do it again?

aloeball
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:03 AM
Azarenka will eat Petra.


No, really :eek:

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/WTA+Championships+Istanbul+2011+Day+Six+O_R1_ToVQD Ql.jpg

:lol: Coming from fans of a country named after a potential food source, not to be so unexpected.

Also not to be so unexpected coming from a country without great tennis history.

And one where the fans enjoy pretty girls ... if they last reason is true, I guess there could be more than just one interpretation of 'eat' :lol:

cowsonice
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:47 AM
Expectations? I have none with the current state of the WTA. Surprises are fun! :drool:

Brad[le]y.
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:50 AM
you have lost your damn mind.... :sobbing: Radwanska beating Serena..on grass.. :bigcry: i cant

She lost to Craybas on grass once :oh:

DemWilliamsGulls
Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:32 AM
I'm expecting Serena to get her 1 or 2 slams this year now that she's back to playing again without any medical issues. Venus I expect to play random tournaments and probably make the 2nd week of the Australian and Wimbledon.

debby
Jul 5th, 2012, 08:48 PM
I expect Venus, Serena and Kim in Petra's half of the AO draw. Wozniacki will have an easy road to the F (Sharapova loses early) while Kvitova fails to improve upon her QF. Wozniacki is beaten by Serena in the F in a close three set match.

We enter outdoor hard season so Kvitova accomplishes nothing. Wozniacki defends Dubai and IW and keeps a hold on her #1 although Azarenka is breathing down her neck. But when Serena wins Miami, Azarenka loses a lot of points.

Wozniacki has a much better clay season than this year and gains more points here and there. Serena does not play at all until RG, where she again reaches the final, this time losing to another surprise winner: Andrea Petkovic. Serena becomes #2 behind Wozniacki.

Wimbledon is another free-for-all as Venus gets upset by Pironkova a third time and Serena falls to Radwanska in a tightly contested QF. Kvitova fails to find the necessary consistency and is beaten by some tricky pusher. Wozniacki as usual loses early to someone who can hit the ball. In the end Radwanska beats Azarenka for her first Slam title. Wozniacki stays #1.

US hardcourt season sees Serena failing to match the results of the previous year, as she is satisfied again with only showing up for Slams and Miami. But she does manage to win the gold medal in singles which has eluded her for so long. A resurgent Clijsters wins both Canada and Cincinnati and snatches the silver in London.

At the US Open Wozniacki beats Clijsters in the SF and Serena in an epic final. With good showings in Asia and at the YEC, she ends the year at #1 for a third time, this time with a Slam to her name.

Year end top 10:

1. Wozniacki
2. Serena
3. Azarenka
4. Radwanska
5. Petkovic
6. Clijsters
7. Kvitova
8. Sharapova
9. Zvonareva
10. Jankovic

It's okay, given that everything in this post is wrong, Radwanska ain't winning Wimbledon.

debby
Jul 5th, 2012, 08:51 PM
you have lost your damn mind.... :sobbing: Radwanska beating Serena..on grass.. :bigcry: i cant

:oh: :oh: :oh:

Kworb
Jul 5th, 2012, 08:52 PM
It's okay, given that everything in this post is wrong, Radwanska ain't winning Wimbledon.

Or it's the one thing that will be right :oh:

rnwerner
Jul 5th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Most predictions were wrong so far but i found some good ones.



Vesnina will lose another MM final :help:
Jankovic will be out top 30 at the end of the year


True, Vesnina lost in Budapest final to Errani and lead in both sets.

Jankovic is still in Top 30 but who knows...

Expectations:

-Radwanska having that elusive breakthrough major
Hopes:
-Sharapova winning #4


Both true.


Sharapova win RG struggling with injuries returning back to tour and out during year

Serena will have better year than Kim to win her last slam of carrier in Wimbledon.
Zvonareva, LiNa, Shavione and Bartoli will have worse season


True apart from the injury,
the last four have indeed a bad season so far, all of them.

Kairi
Jul 5th, 2012, 09:05 PM
:oh: :oh: :oh:

:hysteric: :o