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dsanders06
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:36 AM
:oh:

Jajaloo
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:38 AM
Stosur :oh:

Bluish
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:40 AM
1. Serena
2. Kvitova
3. Sharapova
4. Clijsters
5. Stosur
6. Azarenka

7. Wozniacki/Radwanska/Zvonareva/Li/Petkovic/Bartoli/Venus etc.

SilverPersian
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:40 AM
It's really difficult to say at this point. Especially given that Kim and Serena (and to a lesser extent, Venus), are all slightly unknown quantities.

I'd like to see Vika get a good draw and have a breakthrough win. It will also be interesting to see if Petra can keep some consistency going (I think that she will).

It is obvious who I will be cheering for, though :cheer:

dsanders06
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:41 AM
Contenders at this point in order imo:

01 Serena
02 Kvitova
03 Clijsters
04 Sharapova
05 Stosur
06 Azarenka
07 Li
08 Wozniacki
09 Radwanska
10 Kuznetsova

Trih
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:43 AM
Isn't it a little too early for this? :D

ExtremespeedX
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:44 AM
Petra is the favorite for AO. People still clinging to semi-retired players pushing 30 are amusing. If Petra plays at 70% or more, she won't lose a set on the way to the title. It's as simple as that :shrug:

Brad[le]y.
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:45 AM
to me, the favorites are Serena and Kvitova; the slow hard courts will give them more time to set up their big shots.

Bluish
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:46 AM
Contenders at this point in order imo:

01 Serena
02 Kvitova
03 Clijsters
04 Sharapova
05 Stosur
06 Azarenka
07 Li
08 Wozniacki
09 Radwanska
10 Kuznetsova

We have the same TOP 6 :)

dsanders06
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:48 AM
Petra is the favorite for AO. People still clinging to semi-retired players pushing 30 are amusing. If Petra plays at 70% or more, she won't lose a set on the way to the title. It's as simple as that :shrug:

My bet is actually on Petra, but I think Serena's record there (5 wins in her last 7 appearances) means she has to be considered the favourite :shrug:

Aryman3
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:59 AM
That's nice change. Finally I can legally vote for Radwanska

justineheninfan
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:04 AM
This is a tough one to call. I think there are exactly 6 women capable of winning the title. Serena, Kvitova, Azarenka, Clijsters, Stosur, and if healthy Sharapova. I am thinking right now the most likely winner will be one of Kvitova, Serena, or Azarenka. I am going out on a limb and picking Azarenka to break through and win a big event at last.

I give Clijsters only an outside shot since she is just coming back. Still it wouldnt surprise me that much if she won. Sharapova I give only an outside shot since she hasnt won a major event since January 2008 and didnt exactly end the season in a great way. Stosur I give only an outside shot as she has a tough time with all of Azarenka, Kvitova, and Sharapova it seems.

I am pretty sure Li Na is done now. I will be surprised if she doesnt retire before the end of the year. Cant see Wozniacki ever winning a slam now, and pretty sure her decline which has already started will continue and see her drop significantly in the rankings soon. None of the German girls are ready to win a slam yet (if ever). Radwanska seems to be making progress but the WTA Championships shows she still has more work to do on her game to be good enough vs the top players. Definitely dont see any of Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, Venus, Schiavone, Pavly, Jankovic, or anyone else I havent mentioned winning either.

SAISAI-GOAT
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:21 AM
how many of these polls will we have before the AO :facepalm:

Mary Cherry.
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:24 AM
I want another Petra v Vika final :oh:

Macomere
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:26 AM
Dude, its NOVEMBER 2nd :hysteric: ...anyway, i say Serena or Venus :oh:

Sp!ffy
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:28 AM
Bartoli?! :oh:

debby
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:29 AM
That's nice change. Finally I can legally vote for Radwanska

Finally no more of Aryman complaining.

Macomere
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:30 AM
Bartoli?! :oh:

if the trophy is made out of Cake, then yeah :oh:

lang26
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:23 AM
01 Serena
02 Vika
03 Sharapova
04 Kvitova
05 Clijsters
06 Caro
07 Vera
08 Venus
09 Aggie
10 Jankovic
11.Pavlyuchenkova
12. Li

Yoncé
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:46 AM
:hysteric: Li in the poll :happy:

Probably Serena, because everyone knows Australia is her favourite place to snatch weaves.

The Kaz
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:53 AM
0 votes for Sunshine :oh:

Either Sam, Serena, Petra or Kim.

BikezAreForever!
Nov 2nd, 2011, 07:13 AM
Dude, its NOVEMBER 2nd :hysteric: ...anyway, i say Serena or Venus :oh:
This. Exactly, so many things will change, so many players will withdraw in more than two months!!

Maybe you guys can move Woz into 'Others' and put Petko on as well??

the jamierbelyea
Nov 2nd, 2011, 08:03 AM
I feel like everyone wrote Na Li off at the end of last year as well, when she finished the USO Series/USO/Fall with a 6-6 record, including a 4 & 2 loss to Chakvetadze at the end of the year.

Sure she ended 2011 a little worse at 4-8, it honestly is not that big a difference. She came into this year and did well, so I really think the off season will help her out.

I really can't see her retiring in the off season like someone mentioned, with the Olympics looming.

HawkAussie
Nov 2nd, 2011, 08:11 AM
Petra or Maria will win the Australian Open

Pasta-Na
Nov 2nd, 2011, 08:12 AM
two of top 4 seeds will face Kim and Serena in R4, right? :p

i voted for sucky na. :oh:

LUVMIRZA
Nov 2nd, 2011, 08:20 AM
Supporting Vika for the title:cheer::cheer:

Mistress of Evil
Nov 2nd, 2011, 08:58 AM
In the final:

Queen Renochka will slay Princess Petra in a 4-hour, epic, breathtaking, bloody battle full of barking, moaning and ultrasonic sounds! :bowdown:

eDonkey
Nov 2nd, 2011, 09:14 AM
Kimiko, who makes an outstanding season finale ... by winning a 100k.:drool:

Miracle Worker
Nov 2nd, 2011, 09:20 AM
Do we know who is going to play there?

bandabou
Nov 2nd, 2011, 09:59 AM
Petra is the favorite for AO. People still clinging to semi-retired players pushing 30 are amusing. If Petra plays at 70% or more, she won't lose a set on the way to the title. It's as simple as that :shrug:

:spit: She was already dropping sets THIS YEC and that was without Kim and Serena missing. Sorry son..Petra's good, but to say that a Serena playing well doesn't stand a chance against ANYBODY let alone Petra is just foolish.

bandabou
Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:09 AM
This is a tough one to call. I think there are exactly 6 women capable of winning the title. Serena, Kvitova, Azarenka, Clijsters, Stosur, and if healthy Sharapova. I am thinking right now the most likely winner will be one of Kvitova, Serena, or Azarenka. I am going out on a limb and picking Azarenka to break through and win a big event at last.

I give Clijsters only an outside shot since she is just coming back. Still it wouldnt surprise me that much if she won. Sharapova I give only an outside shot since she hasnt won a major event since January 2008 and didnt exactly end the season in a great way. Stosur I give only an outside shot as she has a tough time with all of Azarenka, Kvitova, and Sharapova it seems.

I am pretty sure Li Na is done now. I will be surprised if she doesnt retire before the end of the year. Cant see Wozniacki ever winning a slam now, and pretty sure her decline which has already started will continue and see her drop significantly in the rankings soon. None of the German girls are ready to win a slam yet (if ever). Radwanska seems to be making progress but the WTA Championships shows she still has more work to do on her game to be good enough vs the top players. Definitely dont see any of Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, Venus, Schiavone, Pavly, Jankovic, or anyone else I havent mentioned winning either.

Very interesting comments. Serena has shown that she's still a contender. Her losing to stosur was a shocker, but she always has problem with big matches after lay-offs, soooo...I think she still can be a force.

Petra obviously seems like she already made the leap and nobody from generation suck is gonna trouble her in big matches.

Good points about Caroline. It's looking more and more that her window for winning a major has come and gone. Unless she learns to be aggressive.

Sam L
Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:13 AM
Serena, if not, Azarenka or Kvitova.

No. 1 Wozniacki has 0 votes. :help:

bandabou
Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:48 AM
No. 1 Wozniacki has 0 votes. :help:

:facepalm: Must be a first ever for a no.1! :bolt:

goldenlox
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:03 AM
If Caro would have won that match point vs Li in the SF, maybe she'd get some votes.
Not that votes in TF polls mean anything

bandabou
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:23 AM
if, if, if...

Fighterpova
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:33 AM
Petra or Serena.
I see Vika and Stosur going far at this tournament.

StephenUK
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:46 AM
I have no idea whatsoever as there is no clear favourite so I am not voting yet.

Kvitova is the form player at the end of 2011 but often winning the YEC does not translate into winning the AO. Plus extra pressure, plus she has not done that well outdoors on hard courts in recent matches. Interesting to see how she does.

Serena is the favourite on past performance but there must be question marks about her now that she is 30 and after that terrible loss to Stosur at the US. No 30 year old has won a GS singles for over 20 years.

Kim is the defending champion but is she even going to play? She has been out so long, I find it hard to see her coming back strong this soon in the year.

Stosur always seems to feel the pressure at home, can she handle it here?

Vika is probably the best of the rest. Reaching sf Wimbledon and final YEC have been big breakthroughs for her, let's see if she can build 2012.

Maria I doubt will be a factor. She needs time to add something extra back into her game, notably a reliable serve under pressure, and being injured at the end of 2011 may not have given her time.

Caroline seems under a dark cloud, the weight of that top ranking with no significant victories, is dragging her down.

Li Na will do well to reach her seeding, it will be amazing if she makes the final again; then again, as a streaky player, maybe the hot streak will come back some time.

StephenUK
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:48 AM
Another interesting factor will be unseeded Venus Williams! Imagine if she faces Serena in round 1!!!

Meelis
Nov 2nd, 2011, 12:00 PM
Current odds:

Serena Williams: Avg: 3.03
Petra Kvitova: Avg: 5.56
Victoria Azarenka: Avg: 10.03
Samantha Stosur: Avg: 10.33
Caroline Wozniacki: Avg: 12.29
Maria Sharapova: Avg: 13.25
Kim Clijsters: Avg: 14.44
Na Li: Avg: 19.55
Vera Zvonareva: Avg: 20.68
Sabine Lisicki: Avg: 22.93
Andrea Petkovic: Avg: 28.35
Agnieszka Radwanska: Avg: 28.97
Venus Williams: Avg: 37.14
Ana Ivanovic: Avg: 50.14
Julia Goerges: Avg: 51.24
Marion Bartoli: Avg: 51.93
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Avg: 52.79
Svetlana Kuznetsova: Avg: 53.15
Jelena Jankovic: Avg: 60.97
Francesca Schiavone: Avg: 88.03
Shuai Peng: Avg: 90.00

Break My Rapture
Nov 2nd, 2011, 12:07 PM
I want another Petra v Vika final :oh:
Yah this. :cheer:

Mynarco
Nov 2nd, 2011, 12:24 PM
Current odds:

Serena Williams: Avg: 3.03
Petra Kvitova: Avg: 5.56
Victoria Azarenka: Avg: 10.03
Samantha Stosur: Avg: 10.33
Caroline Wozniacki: Avg: 12.29
Maria Sharapova: Avg: 13.25
Kim Clijsters: Avg: 14.44
Na Li: Avg: 19.55
Vera Zvonareva: Avg: 20.68
Sabine Lisicki: Avg: 22.93
Andrea Petkovic: Avg: 28.35
Agnieszka Radwanska: Avg: 28.97
Venus Williams: Avg: 37.14
Ana Ivanovic: Avg: 50.14
Julia Goerges: Avg: 51.24
Marion Bartoli: Avg: 51.93
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Avg: 52.79
Svetlana Kuznetsova: Avg: 53.15
Francesca Schiavone: Avg: 88.03
Shuai Peng: Avg: 90.00

jankovic???:o

Meelis
Nov 2nd, 2011, 12:26 PM
jankovic???:o

Jelena Jankovic: Avg: 60.97

Lord Choc Ice
Nov 2nd, 2011, 12:42 PM
I'm voting for Masha until she wins a slam :oh:.

SilverPersian
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:27 PM
Current odds:

Serena Williams: Avg: 3.03
Petra Kvitova: Avg: 5.56
Victoria Azarenka: Avg: 10.03
Samantha Stosur: Avg: 10.33
Caroline Wozniacki: Avg: 12.29
Maria Sharapova: Avg: 13.25
Kim Clijsters: Avg: 14.44
Na Li: Avg: 19.55
Vera Zvonareva: Avg: 20.68
Sabine Lisicki: Avg: 22.93
Andrea Petkovic: Avg: 28.35
Agnieszka Radwanska: Avg: 28.97
Venus Williams: Avg: 37.14
Ana Ivanovic: Avg: 50.14
Julia Goerges: Avg: 51.24
Marion Bartoli: Avg: 51.93
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Avg: 52.79
Svetlana Kuznetsova: Avg: 53.15
Jelena Jankovic: Avg: 60.97
Francesca Schiavone: Avg: 88.03
Shuai Peng: Avg: 90.00

Oh ok. So the bookies have Stosur as the fourth favourite?

I'm not sayin' nothing.

AcesHigh
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:37 PM
I can't see Sharapova, Stosur or Azarenka winning this. I give them a 1% chance or less.

I see Serena winning but I also see Na Li, Kvitova and even Woz doing well. Woz wont win though it would be funny and great for the WTA and TF if she did :lol:

Kim and Vee are unknown quantities although if Vee is healthy she will have a great chance to catch everyone offguard. I think AO is where she has had the most of her 3rd set inexplicable meltdowns

Johnbert
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:45 PM
julia görges

QuietPlease
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:48 PM
A lot can happen the next 10 weeks.
Who is gonna withdraw, is Vika gonna get Serena in the 4th round again? Who'll play defending champ Kim in 4R? Will Venus get back re-energized, and who's the first seed to meet her?

I'll vote with my heart then.
Sweet Caroline!

StoneRose
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:50 PM
Serena. But maybe Kim if she's fully fit and motivated.

ViceUltramontain
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:51 PM
Kim.

Who else ?

debby
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:54 PM
Kim.

Who else ?

Maybe your beloved Karolina?

tejmeglekvár
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:55 PM
Caroline needs more pity votes. :hug:

currently Clijsters is #13, if noone w/d she gets a top4 seed in R4, that can make the draw bit more interesting.
or a Serena-Stosur rematch in R4. :lol:
well, its too early anyway.

ViceUltramontain
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:55 PM
Maybe your beloved Karolina?

I think that Sprem retired. Plus, she would have been a very long shot.

debby
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:57 PM
I think that Sprem retired. Plus, she would have been a very long shot.

According to this board, retired players are all better than active players so yeah why not ?

Blu€
Nov 2nd, 2011, 01:58 PM
Caroline needs more pity votes. :hug:

Nah, Caro does better when she's underrated just like last year :p .

ViceUltramontain
Nov 2nd, 2011, 02:00 PM
According to this board, retired players are all better than active players so yeah why not ?

Even Justine ?

Mynarco
Nov 2nd, 2011, 02:01 PM
I am surprised Petra is the 2nd favourite to win an OUTDOOR hardcourt slam after her horror show in USO this year :eek:

I hope Sarin or Azarenka takes it.
I hope Pennetta can have a deep run as well

Johnbert
Nov 2nd, 2011, 02:03 PM
I am surprised Petra is the 2nd favourite to win an OUTDOOR hardcourt slam after her horror show in USO this year :eek:


bandwagon ftw :p

just like aga before the yec...

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 2nd, 2011, 02:04 PM
I'd like Rena, Petra, Na, Aga or Caro to take it.

debby
Nov 2nd, 2011, 02:06 PM
Even Justine ?

One word : Floptine.

I mean, she lost thrice against Kimberly. :angel:

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 2nd, 2011, 02:07 PM
oh and Vika.:oh:

debby
Nov 2nd, 2011, 02:15 PM
oh and Vika.:oh:

Basically everyone? :angel:

omg your sig :eek: MINDBLOWN.

bandabou
Nov 2nd, 2011, 02:40 PM
I have no idea whatsoever as there is no clear favourite so I am not voting yet.

Kvitova is the form player at the end of 2011 but often winning the YEC does not translate into winning the AO. Plus extra pressure, plus she has not done that well outdoors on hard courts in recent matches. Interesting to see how she does.

Serena is the favourite on past performance but there must be question marks about her now that she is 30 and after that terrible loss to Stosur at the US. No 30 year old has won a GS singles for over 20 years.

Kim is the defending champion but is she even going to play? She has been out so long, I find it hard to see her coming back strong this soon in the year.

Stosur always seems to feel the pressure at home, can she handle it here?

Vika is probably the best of the rest. Reaching sf Wimbledon and final YEC have been big breakthroughs for her, let's see if she can build 2012.

Maria I doubt will be a factor. She needs time to add something extra back into her game, notably a reliable serve under pressure, and being injured at the end of 2011 may not have given her time.

Caroline seems under a dark cloud, the weight of that top ranking with no significant victories, is dragging her down.

Li Na will do well to reach her seeding, it will be amazing if she makes the final again; then again, as a streaky player, maybe the hot streak will come back some time.

Pretty good....very interested to see what and if anything Serena still has got left in the tank. Her losing to Stosur? She's this thing that she doesn't perform well in big matches after long lay-offs...see wimbledon ' 04, sooo..:shrug:

J4m3ka
Nov 2nd, 2011, 03:15 PM
When Serena loses a match like she did at the USO it generally super motivates her to do better, I put her as the favourite at the AO. She will also feel like she is defending a title since she didn't play this year.

My list would be:

#1 Serena
#2 Kvitty
#3 Vika
#4 Kim
#5 Stosur

One thing is for sure though, AO is looking to be more of a contest than it has been in recent years. If Kim is wanting to defend her title she had better play much better than she has the last two years. I can't see anyone making their way through the second week with 40+ errors and sloppy play next year.

Mightymirza
Nov 2nd, 2011, 03:32 PM
I would love if petra wins it :lol: But most prolly Sarin.. Would be great if Caro/Isia can win too :lol: :o

MB.
Nov 2nd, 2011, 03:39 PM
This thread...are you fucking kidding me?

dsanders06
Nov 2nd, 2011, 03:53 PM
I can't see Sharapova, Stosur or Azarenka winning this. I give them a 1% chance or less.

I see Serena winning but I also see Na Li, Kvitova and even Woz doing well. Woz wont win though it would be funny and great for the WTA and TF if she did :lol:

Kim and Vee are unknown quantities although if Vee is healthy she will have a great chance to catch everyone offguard. I think AO is where she has had the most of her 3rd set inexplicable meltdowns

Thank you for conclusively proving how nuts/deluded you've become by giving Venus a better chance than Maria and Stosur AGAIN :lol:

Nah, Caro does better when she's underrated just like last year :p .

Uh, she was "underrated" and had no "pressure" at both Wimbledon and the US Open this year as people had realised she couldn't hack it at Slams so she wasn't considered a favourite, yet she still went out of both Slams in pathetic fashion. In contrast, the two Slams where she actually was considered a favourite (US Open 2010 and Australian 2011) were probably where she played her best tennis at Slams to date...so this theory that she plays her best when she's "underrated" makes about as much sense as the Woztards' other theory that she'd win the YEC because she'd be "motivated" to play top players :spit:

Blu€
Nov 2nd, 2011, 03:59 PM
Uh, she was "underrated" and had no "pressure" at both Wimbledon and the US Open this year as people had realised she couldn't hack it at Slams so she wasn't considered a favourite, yet she still went out of both Slams in pathetic fashion. In contrast, the two Slams where she actually was considered a favourite (US Open 2010 and Australian 2011) were probably where she played her best tennis at Slams to date...so this theory that she plays her best when she's "underrated" makes about as much sense as the Woztards' other theory that she'd win the YEC because she'd be "motivated" to play top players :spit:

Yeah yeah whatever Maria will win all 4 slams, she's been the best this year, she has the best record bla bla...

Wozniacki had been bageled by Vera and lost her first official match against Dominika in Sydney. Everyone was saying that she would crash out in the first round (or against Domi again) and yet she was one point away from the final. So make us a favour and just fermez la bouche s'il vous plait!

madmax
Nov 2nd, 2011, 03:59 PM
so Venus now has a better chance of winning AO than Maria and Vika? LMAO, gotta love TF and it's grand delusions...

dsanders06
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:02 PM
Wozniacki had been bageled by Vera and lost her first official match against Dominika in Sydney. Everyone was saying that she would crash out in the first round (or against Domi again) and yet she was one point away from the final. So make us a favour and just fermez la bouche s'il vous plait!

:lol: Maybe about two people were saying that. Most were realistic enough to see that she had a cakewalk to the semis, and bookies made her the 2nd favourite for the title (which they certainly won't this time) :wavey:

Gdsimmons
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:17 PM
I just cant wait for this draw. With Kim and Serena both ranked 12/13, it'll be very interesting where they are placed. 2 top players will get them in the 4R.

Break My Rapture
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:19 PM
I just cant wait for this draw. With Kim and Serena both ranked 12/13, it'll be very interesting where they are placed. 2 top players will get them in the 4R.

Azarenka will draw Serena as always, nothing new.

dsanders06
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:22 PM
Azarenka will draw Serena as always, nothing new.

Actually, if the rankings stay as they are, Azarenka (#3) can't draw Serena (#12) in the 4R... though they could play in the Qtrs.

justineheninfan
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:23 PM
so Venus now has a better chance of winning AO than Maria and Vika? LMAO, gotta love TF and it's grand delusions...

Maybe I am missing something but Venus doesnt even have her own option in the poll so who is saying this. :shrug:

JoPova
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:27 PM
I think it's silly not to consider Serena the frontrunner for the top prize. The other main contenders are certainly Kvitova, Clijsters, Azarenka and Sharapova.

Mynarco
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:29 PM
Actually, if the rankings stay as they are, Azarenka (#3) can't draw Serena (#12) in the 4R... though they could play in the Qtrs.

Will Kvitova possibly draw Kim/Serena in early rounds?

dsanders06
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:33 PM
Will Kvitova possibly draw Kim/Serena in early rounds?

With the rankings as they are, Kvitova (and Azarenka, Wozniacki, Sharapova) could all draw Kim in the 4R, #5-8 could draw Serena.

ViceUltramontain
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:33 PM
I'll pray for Kim to draw Caroline :hearts:

Mynarco
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:34 PM
^Thanks.

I can totally see Stosur draw Serena :lol:

Gdsimmons
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:40 PM
The seeds are done the week Sydney starts right?? So only Brisbane can change the seeds?

Meelis
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:41 PM
The seeds are done the week Sydney starts right?? So only Brisbane can change the seeds?

yes

Break My Rapture
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:44 PM
Actually, if the rankings stay as they are, Azarenka (#3) can't draw Serena (#12) in the 4R... though they could play in the Qtrs.
:speakles: I'm stunned.

ViceUltramontain
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:45 PM
But Vika can draw Kim round 4 and then Serena in QF :oh:

Coconut91
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:07 PM
But Vika can draw Kim round 4 and then Serena in QF :oh:

Oh I have no doubts that's what's going to happen. No matter what, Vika always finds a way to draw Serena. And she always draws her before the semifinals, too.

I think that is the only thing we know for sure about the AO, up until today. :lol:

tejmeglekvár
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:39 PM
But Vika can draw Kim round 4 and then Serena in QF :oh:

11 Schiavone, Francesca 3900
12 Williams, Serena 3180
13 Clijsters, Kim 3161
14 Jankovic, Jelena 3115

both Kim and Serena entered Brisbane. if Kim goes 1 round further she´ll be #12, and Serena as #13 draws the top4 seed. :lol:
(assuming noone w/d from top11)

Wiggly
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:45 PM
I know you can't never underestimate a Williams Sister but to think that Venus is a contender is borderline crazy.

She played 13 tournaments in the last two years ( 6 of her last 7 were Slams), is struggling with injuries and a syndrome.
If she were to make it to the QFs, it would be unbelievable.

bandabou
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:50 PM
^Thanks.

I can totally see Stosur draw Serena :lol:

For sureee....as soon as you beat Serena once, you're gonna be linked to her forever.

dsanders06
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:52 PM
I know you can't never underestimate a Williams Sister but to think that Venus is a contender is borderline crazy.

She played 13 tournaments in the last two years ( 6 of her last 7 were Slams), is struggling with injuries and a syndrome.
If she were to make it to the QFs, it would be unbelievable.

This. Not to mention she struggled to beat any top 20 players on slow hardcourt even in her prime. I still highly doubt she'll even play anyway.

tennisforadults
Nov 2nd, 2011, 09:59 PM
For sureee....as soon as you beat Serena once, you're gonna be linked to her forever.

Sam has beaten Serena 3 times. They have met about twice every year since 08. Pretty normal.

Siderophyre
Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:02 PM
I can totally see Stosur draw Serena :lol:


I'm more worried about Stosur drawing Kirilenko!

mb011
Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:12 PM
jelena jankovic of course. cause she is not on the list ;)

killerqueen
Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:22 PM
I think Serena, but I have a strange feeling that a slam is coming in Azarenka's near future. I know people have been saying this for years, but I can see it coming together sooner rather than later.

Sombrerero loco
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:27 PM
i think caro can take the title here =)

Sammo
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:37 PM
For sureee....as soon as you beat Serena once, you're gonna be linked to her forever.

More like three times :cool:

AcesHigh
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:52 PM
Of course pathetic haters will twist my post. I never said Venus would win AO. I said she would catch players off guard if healthy.

justineheninfan
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:54 PM
Venus hasnt even made the semis of the Australian Open since her final appearance here in 2003. Baffling since she should have had the game for the surface (either rebound ace or Plexicushion) over most of those years. Even fully healthy I wouldnt expect too much from her, and likely being unseeded and with virtually no tennis in the last year, and iffy health and advancing age, I would be surprised if she wins more than maybe 2 rounds, if she even plays that is.

Sombrerero loco
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:57 PM
pironkova would destroy her :oh:

KBlade
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:02 AM
For sureee....as soon as you beat Serena once, you're gonna be linked to her forever.

:lol: I hope Serena and Stosur do draw each other. It's only fair that Serena should get an opportunity to inflict a beat down on Stosur in her own country, like Stosur dished out to her. I think Serena tended to slightly under-estimate Stosur though on many occasions, until she snatched such an important victory from her. It will be interesting to see their next meeting.

SwingVolley93
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:03 AM
I want Aga! :devil:

KBlade
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:04 AM
Venus hasnt even made the semis of the Australian Open since her final appearance here in 2003. Baffling since she should have had the game for the surface (either rebound ace or Plexicushion) over most of those years. Even fully healthy I wouldnt expect too much from her, and likely being unseeded and with virtually no tennis in the last year, and iffy health and advancing age, I would be surprised if she wins more than maybe 2 rounds, if she even plays that is.

She was pretty damn close in 2010 until she imploded against Li. I thought for sure she was going to make it. I wouldn't underestimate Venus's ability on surface, it's really hardly anything to do with her game, and more to do with her mentality off grass.

AcesHigh
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:43 AM
Venus hasnt even made the semis of the Australian Open since her final appearance here in 2003. Baffling since she should have had the game for the surface (either rebound ace or Plexicushion) over most of those years. Even fully healthy I wouldnt expect too much from her, and likely being unseeded and with virtually no tennis in the last year, and iffy health and advancing age, I would be surprised if she wins more than maybe 2 rounds, if she even plays that is.

She was pretty damn close in 2010 until she imploded against Li. I thought for sure she was going to make it. I wouldn't underestimate Venus's ability on surface, it's really hardly anything to do with her game, and more to do with her mentality off grass.

Less mentality, more health.

It makes sense that Venus was recently diagnosed and probably has been suffering for a while now. How do you account for the inexplicable 2nd and 3rd set collapses she's had against Pironkova, Suarez-Navarro and Li. Against Ivanovic and Molik, she just wasn't at her best and the opponent had enough game to take advantage.

And it's a little strange to say she had the game for Rebound Ace because she definitely did not. The slow, almost suction-like quality of the court was not good for a flat-hitting power player who wants her shots to zip through the court. Also, Vee doesnt have the greatest footwork and the rebound ace, especially on those hot days was not the best for a scrambling player darting back and forth trying to maintain her footing without the best technique. The change in the court should have helped her..

dsanders06
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:51 AM
Of course pathetic haters will twist my post. I never said Venus would win AO. I said she would catch players off guard if healthy.

So you'd give Maria more chance of winning than Venus? :)


It makes sense that Venus was recently diagnosed and probably has been suffering for a while now. How do you account for the inexplicable 2nd and 3rd set collapses she's had against Pironkova, Suarez-Navarro and Li. Against Ivanovic and Molik, she just wasn't at her best and the opponent had enough game to take advantage.

And why exactly would it be any different now?

AcesHigh
Nov 3rd, 2011, 01:09 AM
So you'd give Maria more chance of winning than Venus? :)



And why exactly would it be any different now?

Sharapova has a much more realistic chance of winning the Australian than Venus. I don't see either winning however.

And Venus is being treated for this disease, or whatever it is. At least she knows what is going on.. so she can approach her preparation, her health..and her match differently.

Maybe that means avoided protracted long matches at all costs.. maybe that's medication in addition to altering her practice sessions. I totally understand her loss to Molik and her loss to Ivanovic. Those players were playing well.. and honestly, Venus never plays her best in Australia.
However, the losses to Pironkova, Suarez-Navarro and even Li last year.. were crazy. Just the way she lost them was as if something was physically wrong with her. Maybe she would have lost all those matches either way.. but if there is something she is doing differently now, I give her a good chance to not lose those kinds of matches and rather lose a poor rather than a horrendous facepalm match.

ExtremespeedX
Nov 3rd, 2011, 01:26 AM
i think caro can take the title here =)

:happy::happy::happy:

KBlade
Nov 3rd, 2011, 01:39 AM
Sharapova has a much more realistic chance of winning the Australian than Venus. I don't see either winning however.

And Venus is being treated for this disease, or whatever it is. At least she knows what is going on.. so she can approach her preparation, her health..and her match differently.

Maybe that means avoided protracted long matches at all costs.. maybe that's medication in addition to altering her practice sessions. I totally understand her loss to Molik and her loss to Ivanovic. Those players were playing well.. and honestly, Venus never plays her best in Australia.
However, the losses to Pironkova, Suarez-Navarro and even Li last year.. were crazy. Just the way she lost them was as if something was physically wrong with her. Maybe she would have lost all those matches either way.. but if there is something she is doing differently now, I give her a good chance to not lose those kinds of matches and rather lose a poor rather than a horrendous facepalm match.

I do think Sharapova, on paper, has a more realistic chance of winning the Australian Open, but she's been as good as side-lined since the beginning on the Asian swing and will be quite rusty when the beginning of the season. Nobody is more of an expert about coming back to play after long lay-offs than Venus. Sharapova generally needs a couple of tournaments before she returns to reasonable form and starts hitting the ball well, so I think their chances are a little more close than many would think.

I agree with your summary though. I never saw the loss to Molik, but I don't think the Ivanovic loss was a result of Venus's illness. She had strapping which was quite visibly slowing her by that essential extra step, and Ivanovic was probably playing one of the best matches of her career. Some of the forehands she made were ridiculous.

But I too am hopeful that now the issue has been identified, preventative measures and the appropriate preparation to matches can now be given to compensate. It certainly does explain why we have seen in a lot of crucial matches that Venus has been playing rather well, and then inexplicably, her ground game becomes less penetrating, and she enters and spiral that she can't escape from.

justineheninfan
Nov 3rd, 2011, 03:16 AM
And it's a little strange to say she had the game for Rebound Ace because she definitely did not.

Watch her play at the 2003 Australian Open and it is evident she had the game for Rebound Ace. She would have won many of the Australian Opens since with that kind of play. She inexplicably just didnt bring it often to the Australian Open in future years. In the early years she also played quite well there, minus 2001 (where she still made the semis despite not playing well). She was unlucky in 1998 and 1999 to draw he early career nemisis Davenport in the quarters both times too, then with her injury in 2002 (although Seles played a great match and might have beaten her anyway). Plexicushion there is less evidence of to date, although she was playing quite well in 2010 until the choke from a clear winning position against Li Na.

Anyway hopefully Venus medical condition being discovered and treated will help her though, and even overcome the effects of aging and years of other niggling injuries.

Brad[le]y.
Nov 3rd, 2011, 06:09 AM
:lol: Maybe about two people were saying that. Most were realistic enough to see that she had a cakewalk to the semis, and bookies made her the 2nd favourite for the title (which they certainly won't this time) :wavey:

:secret: she was supposed to lose to Justine in the QFs

Anyways Serena is the favorite here; she'll be hungry after what happened to her in NY

gc-spurs
Nov 3rd, 2011, 06:54 AM
Serena.... oh shit I clicked on Sharapova :oh:

AcesHigh
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:43 PM
Watch her play at the 2003 Australian Open and it is evident she had the game for Rebound Ace. She would have won many of the Australian Opens since with that kind of play. She inexplicably just didnt bring it often to the Australian Open in future years. In the early years she also played quite well there, minus 2001 (where she still made the semis despite not playing well). She was unlucky in 1998 and 1999 to draw he early career nemisis Davenport in the quarters both times too, then with her injury in 2002 (although Seles played a great match and might have beaten her anyway). Plexicushion there is less evidence of to date, although she was playing quite well in 2010 until the choke from a clear winning position against Li Na.

Anyway hopefully Venus medical condition being discovered and treated will help her though, and even overcome the effects of aging and years of other niggling injuries.

Well you have to look at more than 2003, and you look at her matches her entire career on that surface and it just doesn't match up.

The 2003 AO is an aberration b/c Venus was just not going to be stopped by anyone not named Serena in that 2002-2003 run.

Juju Nostalgique
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:54 PM
No Kimiko option? :weirdo: :spit:

Is Critters really coming back AGAIN? :scratch:

Mr.Sharapova
Nov 3rd, 2011, 01:24 PM
Petra will be in the final :yeah:. And as far as her opponent is concerned then I have no Idea. It could be either Masha,Vika or Rena :angel:.

hBence
Nov 3rd, 2011, 05:10 PM
Come on Serena, Venus, Petra :)

John.
Nov 3rd, 2011, 05:11 PM
Serena's the favourite I think

VishaalMaria
Nov 3rd, 2011, 05:15 PM
Serena, Kim, Venus.

BuTtErFrEnA
Nov 3rd, 2011, 05:32 PM
Sharapova has a much more realistic chance of winning the Australian than Venus. I don't see either winning however.

And Venus is being treated for this disease, or whatever it is. At least she knows what is going on.. so she can approach her preparation, her health..and her match differently.

Maybe that means avoided protracted long matches at all costs.. maybe that's medication in addition to altering her practice sessions. I totally understand her loss to Molik and her loss to Ivanovic. Those players were playing well.. and honestly, Venus never plays her best in Australia.
However, the losses to Pironkova, Suarez-Navarro and even Li last year.. were crazy. Just the way she lost them was as if something was physically wrong with her. Maybe she would have lost all those matches either way.. but if there is something she is doing differently now, I give her a good chance to not lose those kinds of matches and rather lose a poor rather than a horrendous facepalm match.

yea there was a difference to her being "beaten" rather than just the li loss....i mean sometimes, especially in ao, i'd go to sleep thinking i knew the outcome of matches especially with how she started then i'd wake up and see she lost...or i'd be watching and can't believe HOW she's missing... i think she explained it when she said she'd lose feeling and then start missing my miles....

maybe with a diagnosis done, she can prepare differently, and find a way to cope during matches...

Macomere
Nov 3rd, 2011, 05:32 PM
Petra will be in the final :yeah:. And as far as her opponent is concerned then I have no Idea. It could be either Masha,Vika or Rena :angel:.

i still dont trust petra on outdoor HC..not yet anyway :o ...but i agree with ur other choices, Maria (granted her ankle is fine and she serves great(BIG IF) , Serena OBVIOUSLY :rolls: , and Vika i guess, if she carries over her form from Istanbul.. Vee on the other hand, i think i'll wait until Auckland :)

Excelscior
Nov 3rd, 2011, 05:33 PM
I have a feeling that either Petra or Serena are going to win the Australian Open (and maybe with Stosur as a dark horse if she can deal with the pressure and/or doesn't run into Kvitty first).

It would be great if they met each other in the finals (Petra and Serena). Depending on the Fed Cup Results, Petra must be brimming with confidence now, and Re Re would like to establish that the old sherrif never left town.

Li Na, Zvonareva, Azarenka and Petkovic, may make a strong showing, as well.

I'm not thinking too hard right now, but it'll be interesting to see where Wozniaki fits into all this (compared to last year)?

Balltossovic
Nov 3rd, 2011, 06:14 PM
Ana FTW:rocker2:












I know... no need to tell me:haha:

Tatcher
Nov 3rd, 2011, 06:22 PM
I can't believe it :lol: Sharapova isn't winning

Mistress of Evil
Nov 3rd, 2011, 06:46 PM
Marta being in the 4th place tied with Jokesur :hysteric: She can't even a fucking TF poll nowadays :crying2:

Tennisfan06
Nov 3rd, 2011, 07:09 PM
Marion will win it all :hearts:

justineheninfan
Nov 3rd, 2011, 08:47 PM
Well you have to look at more than 2003, and you look at her matches her entire career on that surface and it just doesn't match up.

The 2003 AO is an aberration b/c Venus was just not going to be stopped by anyone not named Serena in that 2002-2003 run.

I see a big difference to say her run to the 2003 AO final than her run to the 2002 FO final though. At the 2003 Australian Open she made it by playing dominating tennis, crushing Justine (who would end up as best player of 2003 by years end), crushing everyone, and losing only to Serena who she had a mental block against at the time. Not to take away from her FO final run, but she probably lucked out with all of Serena, Capriati, and Henin in the other half, and all of Henin, Clijsters, and Mauresmo losing early. I have defended her clay abilities before and IMO she was a good clay courter from 99-2004 but still a very beatable one, yet on rebound ace the tennis she showed at the 2003 Australian Open was almost unbeatable.

As I mentioned I do think she played strong tennis at the 98, 99, and 2002 Australian Opens too. She got a bit unlucky, losing a close match to her early career nemisis Davenport in 98, and having an injury and losing in 3 sets to an uber determined Seles in 2002. She was capable of taking the title both years otherwise IMHO, or atleast making the final. 2001 was impressive in that it showed even a very bad Venus is still good enough to make the semis on rebound ace, which in a way also shows the force she was on the surface at the time. It has only been since 2004 she inexplicably keeps not bringing the goods there, but I dont think it is through lack of ability. JMO.

Mr.Sharapova
Nov 3rd, 2011, 09:16 PM
Marta being in the 4th place tied with Jokesur :hysteric: She can't even a fucking TF poll nowadays :crying2:

We need a "Sharapova has passed her peak and will never win a TF poll again" thread asap :sobbing::hysteric::crying2:.

marineblue
Nov 3rd, 2011, 09:31 PM
Caroline
Kim
Serena (noooo)

gc-spurs
Nov 3rd, 2011, 10:23 PM
I have a feeling that either Petra or Serena are going to win the Australian Open (and maybe with Stosur as a dark horse if she can deal with the pressure and/or doesn't run into Kvitty first).

It would be great if they met each other in the finals (Petra and Serena). Depending on the Fed Cup Results, Petra must be brimming with confidence now, and Re Re would like to establish that the old sherrif never left town.

Li Na, Zvonareva, Azarenka and Petkovic, may make a strong showing, as well.

I'm not thinking too hard right now, but it'll be interesting to see where Wozniaki fits into all this (compared to last year)?

Nah, even if Stosur is playing well she's gonna Hewitt it out and not win on home soil. The pressure coming from the Aussies is gonna be bigger than last year cause she's now won a slam. You could argue that since she's won that slam that she is over the mental hurdle, but like I said- Hewitt couldn't get over that pressure, and she was very low key in USO.

danieln1
Nov 3rd, 2011, 11:58 PM
Contenders at this point in order imo:

01 Serena
02 Kvitova
03 Clijsters
04 Sharapova
05 Stosur
06 Azarenka
07 Li
08 Wozniacki
09 Radwanska
10 Kuznetsova

Kuznetsova over the Serbians???

Sveta is done, didn´t do shit all year! Even Ivanovic, Jankovic or Hantuchova has better chances than Sveta! But maybe you thought she might play well again right of nowhere just like last year :shrug:

dsanders06
Nov 4th, 2011, 12:43 AM
Kuznetsova over the Serbians???

Sveta is done, didn´t do shit all year! Even Ivanovic, Jankovic or Hantuchova has better chances than Sveta! But maybe you thought she might play well again right of nowhere just like last year :shrug:

Kuznetsova's proven so many times that she can come out of nowhere and have a great run at a Slam :shrug: Even at the US Open this year, she had an absolutely DIRE lead-up in the warmup events, but then in the real thing almost beat Wozniacki (and if she'd won that, she'd've been pretty much guaranteed a place in the SFs). For me, she's always an outside contender at every Slam other than Wimbledon :shrug:

Excelscior
Nov 4th, 2011, 12:53 AM
Doesn't Sveta win a major once every 4-6 yrs?

That was a good top 10 list you had DSanders.

@GC Spurs.

I know what you mean. But I guess we'll just have to see with Stosur?

It should be a fascinating Australian Open though.

There's #2 Petra, Clinging To #1 by a thread Caroline Woes-be-at-me, Big Mama Serena, US Open Champ and Aussie Girl Stosur, Almost Aussie Girl, Kim Clijsters, Ms. Azarenka, and Slumping/former finalist, Li Na, etc.

AcesHigh
Nov 4th, 2011, 01:03 AM
I honestly don't think there's any favorite for this slam right now. I think it's Serena by default just because she's Serena and everyone else.. meh.

People are hyping up Kvitova right now (I do think she will win more than one slam) but they did the same thing after Wimbledon and she lost opening round of USO.

So she is no sure bet to win. I love that she won YEC and I believe I, along with most people, picked her to win the tournament.. but even there, no one was playing that well.

Kim might lose in the first few rounds if she even shows up.. Sharapova hasn't shown any promise, Stosur has one title all year and outside of USO was quite dreadful, Azarenka is Azarenka and the rest? Well there's not much to say.

I personally am not looking forward to AO until I see some great form in the warm-up tournaments and even then, i'll be skeptical.

Nicolás89
Nov 4th, 2011, 03:01 AM
how many of these polls will we have before the AO :facepalm:

Someone is bitter he didn't make this poll first.
Oh and the final will be Kim vs Petra.

dsanders06
Nov 14th, 2011, 07:08 PM
Thought I'd bump this :angel: seeing as Tennisforum collectively has surely already exhausted this offseason's share of 'peak vs. peak' threads :tape:

dsanders06
Nov 14th, 2011, 07:24 PM
Current odds:

S.Williams 2/1
P.Kvitova 3/1

V.Azarenka 6/1
S.Stosur 8/1
M.Sharapova 10/1
K.Clijsters 10/1
C.Wozniacki 10/1

N.Li 14/1
A.Radwanska 14/1
S.Lisicki 14/1
A.Petkovic 15/1
V.Zvonareva 16/1

V.Williams 25/1
A.Ivanovic 33/1
M.Bartoli 40/1
J.Jankovic 49/1
S.Kuznetsova 50/1
F.Schiavone 66/1
N.Petrova 150/1
J.Dokic 750/1
I.Falconi 1500/1

Sp!ffy
Nov 14th, 2011, 07:48 PM
Overrated Azarenka will once again lose people lots of money. :lol:

Excelscior
Nov 14th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Thought I'd bump this :angel: seeing as Tennisforum collectively has surely already exhausted this offseason's share of 'peak vs. peak' threads :tape:

Yeah. And I'm sure that latest "Australian Open 2012" thread/post, had something to do with it to? :lol: :devil: :lol:

mac47
Nov 14th, 2011, 08:11 PM
The bookies apparently think Petra is three times more likely to win than Pova or Woz.

lang26
Nov 14th, 2011, 08:16 PM
01 Serena
02 Kvitova
03 Vika
04 Sharapova
05 Caro
06 Kim
07 Vera
08 Radwanska
09 JJ
10.Stosur
11 Li
12.Kuznetsova

nate89
Nov 14th, 2011, 09:02 PM
Lisicki is a strong outsider, and I wouldn't write off Ana.
Don't believe Serena will win either.

dsanders06
Dec 9th, 2011, 04:27 PM
Bump (again) :angel:

How the hell does Radwanska have 13 votes? :spit:

Apoleb
Dec 9th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Safe bets would still be Serena/Kim, remarkably. :lol: For all the work Generation Suck has made last year.

razzer
Dec 9th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Caro. I'll bet she'll lose if she will not win!

The Dawntreader
Dec 9th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Between Serena and Kvitova IMO. Possibly Saint Sin, but i doubt it. Radwanska isn't going anywhere near a Slam title:lol:

goat
Dec 9th, 2011, 04:38 PM
I voted Azarenka as an outside shot, I hope she does off season conditioning though.
Notable players
Kvitova to win
Serena semis
Stosur quarters
Li fourth
Sharapova semis
Clijsters, Radwanksa, and Kuznetsova to finish off the final 8.

Miss Amor
Dec 9th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Radwanska :rolls: :rolls: :rolls: Might as well have put Junkovic and Ivanovic in there. :spit:

evana
Dec 9th, 2011, 05:51 PM
Radwanska :rolls: :rolls: :rolls: Might as well have put Junkovic and Ivanovic in there. :spit:

Ana at least has won a slam, she should be in the poll :wavey:

Linguae^
Dec 9th, 2011, 06:17 PM
Watch out everyone tipping Kim now. :lol:

VishaalMaria
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Bump (again) :angel:

How the hell does Radwanska have 13 votes? :spit:

Probably the same reason Sharapova has 17: deluded fans.

Sp!ffy
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Probably the same reason Sharapova has 17: deluded fans.

I would say the same about Venus but she's not even a poll option. :happy:

Inger67
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:29 PM
I would say the same about Venus but she's not even a poll option. :happy:

No surprise looking who made the poll :rolleyes:

dsanders06
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:31 PM
No surprise looking who made the poll :rolleyes:

Do you really consider Venus to be one of the top 9 contenders for the title? :spit: The only one in the poll who there's even a vague case for including Venus over is Radwanska.

Inger67
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:31 PM
Bump (again) :angel:

How the hell does Radwanska have 13 votes? :spit:

So then why again would you include her in the poll if you didn't expect her to get votes? You're not even trying to mask your Venus trolling anymore, it's pathetic.

Inger67
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:34 PM
Do you really consider Venus to be one of the top 9 contenders for the title? :spit: The only one in the poll who there's even a vague case for including Venus over is Radwanska.

Are you kidding me?

dsanders06
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Are you kidding me?

??

The Dawntreader
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:39 PM
Do you really consider Venus to be one of the top 9 contenders for the title? :spit: The only one in the poll who there's even a vague case for including Venus over is Radwanska.

I don't include Sharapova either.

Inger67
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:42 PM
If you really want me to run through all of the options and make a case for why they can't win then I can, but surely that's a waste of my time. If you want to count out a 7 time grand slam champion fine, show your ignorance. I'm not saying she WILL win it but I'm saying she has a chance, and rightfully so deserves to be in the poll. Especially over Radwanska.

The fact that you yourself were surprised how many votes she has proves that you don't actually consider her to be of any factor. So why not put Venus in?

dsanders06
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:47 PM
If you really want me to run through all of the options and make a case for why they can't win then I can, but surely that's a waste of my time. If you want to count out a 7 time grand slam champion fine, show your ignorance. I'm not saying she WILL win it but I'm saying she has a chance, and rightfully so deserves to be in the poll. Especially over Radwanska.

The fact that you yourself were surprised how many votes she has proves that you don't actually consider her to be of any factor. So why not put Venus in?

Because as little chance as Radwanska has, Venus has even less. And the bookmakers agree with me - the shortest odds you can get on Venus winning the AO are 20/1, compared to 14/1 for Radwanska (Lisicki, Petkovic and Zvonareva all also have shorter odds than Venus, none of whom I included in the poll).

I may have strong opinions, but I'm not out of touch with reality - I included Serena and Wozniacki even though I don't like them. But the reality Venus simply isn't in contention :shrug:

Vikapower
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:47 PM
Are you kidding me?

Venus is not a contender for AO... it's hard to contend for a title when you've never passed the QF since 6-7 years...

Anyways Victoria, Clijsters or Petra... Serena is not favorite because Victoria will finally defeat her.

Macomere
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:49 PM
shouldnt you be selling nuts/drinks on the roadway? why are you here? :unsure:

madmax
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Serenka leading the poll by a fair amount...looks like that ass whooping in US Open final is already forgotten. And then they call Pova fans "deluded":haha:

Inger67
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Venus is not a contender for AO... it's hard to contend for a title when you've never passed the QF since 6-7 years...

Anyways Victoria, Clijsters or Petra... Serena is not favorite because Victoria will finally defeat her.

Isn't it hard to be a contender for a title when you've never gotten past a slam semi final in your LIFE?!

Macomere
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:55 PM
Serenka leading the poll by a fair amount...looks like that ass whooping in US Open final is already forgotten. And then they call Pova fans "deluded":haha:

Pennetta........

Vikapower
Dec 9th, 2011, 08:03 PM
Isn't it hard to be a contender for a title when you've never gotten past a slam semi final in your LIFE?!

Vika has lost 3 of her last 4 AO to Serena in which 2 of 3 the american ended winning the title in Victoria's place, 2009 and 2010. You don't make by so any sense at all... Serena denied Victoria 2 consecutive AO...

Furthermore Vika is only just 22... Venus is 10 years older... and facts say she hasn't contended for the AO title since 2003 her last SF and F... so there's not a problem in neglecting Venus from a pole where grass is not the surface. :)

Inger67
Dec 9th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Vika has lost 3 of her last 4 AO to Serena in which 2 of 3 the american ended winning the title in Victoria's place, 2009 and 2010. You don't make by so any sense at all... Serena denied Victoria 2 consecutive AO...

Furthermore Vika is only just 22... Venus is 10 years older... and facts say she hasn't contended for the AO title since 2003 her last SF and F... so there's not a problem in neglecting Venus from a pole where grass is not the surface. :)

I'm so glad you're using facts to assume Vika would have won those titles :lol:

Oh and Venus isn't 32 ;)

BuTtErFrEnA
Dec 9th, 2011, 08:33 PM
Serenka leading the poll by a fair amount...looks like that ass whooping in US Open final is already forgotten. And then they call Pova fans "deluded":haha:

good thing we never learned after the 2004 wimbledon final spanking either :lol:

Holdsworth
Dec 9th, 2011, 08:34 PM
WTF.. Is Sharapova not leading ?? :eek: :lol:

Holdsworth
Dec 9th, 2011, 08:37 PM
Serenka leading the poll by a fair amount...looks like that ass whooping in US Open final is already forgotten. And then they call Pova fans "deluded":haha:
Pova won the poll before the YEC :haha:

madmax
Dec 9th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Pova won the poll before the YEC :haha:

Pova was unfit and still injured during the YEC:wavey:

Holdsworth
Dec 9th, 2011, 09:01 PM
Pova was unfit
It was absolutely clearly before the YEC... Why did she win that poll ?? -))

justineheninfan
Dec 9th, 2011, 09:01 PM
ROTFL at all the Radwanska and Wozniacki votes. Seriously people. It is called the Autralian Open not "Pushers R us" contest.

VishaalMaria
Dec 9th, 2011, 09:02 PM
It was absolutely clearly before the YEC... Why did she win that poll ?? -))

She was also one of the favourites for the US Open.........:lol::lol:

Sergius
Dec 9th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Pova won the poll before the YEC :haha:

Pova wins almost every poll on here. No need to say what her results are :lol:

Macomere
Dec 9th, 2011, 09:05 PM
She was also one of the favourites for the US Open.........:lol::lol:


we all know how that turned out :oh: :rolls:

VishaalMaria
Dec 9th, 2011, 09:07 PM
we all know how that turned out :oh: :rolls:

Now that's she's seeded higher, she'll have an easier draw at the AO. But that still won't stop her dfing.

evana
Dec 9th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Seriously Sharapova isnt going to win, she will again lose to Pennetta or something :facepalm:

cn ireland
Dec 9th, 2011, 09:09 PM
Serena Williams

Sergius
Dec 9th, 2011, 09:10 PM
Now that's she's seeded higher, she'll have an easier draw at the AO. But that still won't stop her dfing.

Can't she draw Serena/Kim in the 4th?
Upd. Plus Pennetta was seeded 26th lol

TuxedoSlam
Dec 10th, 2011, 12:15 AM
Voted Kim.

She's very fit, highly motivated and doesn't need much match preparation to win a slam as history has shown. Go Kim go!

ExtremespeedX
Dec 10th, 2011, 02:52 AM
Kvitova is the favorite for any slam starting from 2012 to 2018.

longtin23
Dec 10th, 2011, 02:56 AM
Much depends on the draw...
Hope NaNa will win!!
2010 : SF --> 2011 : FInal --> 2012 : Another slam:oh:

Lachy
Dec 10th, 2011, 02:57 AM
Hoping that Vika isn't anywhere near the final four :cheer: :unsure:

Stamp Paid
Dec 10th, 2011, 02:59 AM
S. Williams.

Bluish
Dec 10th, 2011, 03:01 AM
Ashleigh Barty :shrug:

pav
Dec 10th, 2011, 03:16 AM
ROTFL at all the Radwanska and Wozniacki votes. Seriously people. It is called the Autralian Open not "Pushers R us" contest.
I'm not voting but I would piss myself laughing if one of these two won just to shut overcocky buggers like you up!

ExtremespeedX
Dec 10th, 2011, 03:18 AM
I'm not voting but I would piss myself laughing if one of these two won just to shut overcocky buggers like you up!

Aga can win AO - because she has variety and intelligence on court. Dullniacki has zero chance because all she does is moonball and wait for errors.

Macomere
Dec 10th, 2011, 03:22 AM
the only way i can possibly see Aga winning the AO, would be if the bigger hitters go out early,(Rena, Vee, Petra Maria etc), luck of the draw etc .. certainly not impossible :shrug:

young_gunner913
Dec 10th, 2011, 03:23 AM
Serena.

I'm not voting but I would piss myself laughing if one of these two won just to shut overcocky buggers like you up!

I think we'd still win in the end knowing that you pissed yourself. :p

Brad[le]y.
Dec 10th, 2011, 04:00 AM
The favorites are Serena and Kvitova; but this is the WTA so either Petkovic or Radwanska will come out of nowhere to win it :hearts:

lang26
Dec 10th, 2011, 04:04 AM
The favorites are Serena and Kvitova; but this is the WTA so either Petkovic or Radwanska will come out of nowhere to win it :hearts:

this

lang26
Dec 10th, 2011, 04:10 AM
I will need too see the draw To pick. but I would say I don't think Li Na, Stosur, nor Clijsters will win it. i agree with Skyblue101 that the favorites are Serena and Kvitova. if neither one of those to win My guess will be Vika, or Woz. I would too see
Pavlyuchenkova win a GS this year but she still got alot improvement to be done

StephenUK
Dec 10th, 2011, 12:00 PM
I have no clue on this yet because there is no clear favourite.

In one corner are the old stagers - Serena, Kim and Maria. These players have proved they can win here in the past but can they do it again?:

Kim is the holder and was the best hard court player during the Kim II era, but who knows whether 2012 will bring a contination of Kim II or an inferior Kim III version.

Serena has the best record at this event and on paper should be the favourite, but sooner or later Father Time will call time on her GS victories. Maybe the 2011 US Open indicates that this has already happened. Or maybe it was a sign that Serena is on her way up again. Who knows?

Maria had a good year overall in 2011 but not a great year as whenever it came to the crunch, her serve and her game faltered. Until she can remedy this, I can't see her as other than a GS finalist at best.


In the other corner are the new pretenders, headed by Kvitova but I would bracket Azarenka and Stosur in there. They have all improved substantially in the last year but will this continue in 2012 or will there be a reaction year?

Kvitova proved at the YEC that Wimbledon was not a fluke and if she continues to improve, she could well be the first player to dominate the tour since Justine 2007 and Serena 2002. But she has yet to perform her best tennis on an outside hard court grand slam and her last GS outing was a nervous failure.

Stosur has been one of the most consistent performers over the last 2 years and her US Open demolition of Serena was huge. But she has always struggled with the pressure at her home slam and turning that consistency into actual tournament wins has also been a handicap for her.

Azarenka has been quietly improving and moved out of her quarter-final rut with a Wimbledon semi and a YEC final. But she still hasn't won anything major so the question marks remain.

Outside these six, I am highly doubtful. Wozniacki's credibility as No 1 is just pathetic after the YEC and I just don't think anyone takes her seriously as a contender. Radwanska played really well in Asia but her poor head-to-head against other top players, underlined by her YEC performance, shows how hard it will be for her to make any headway in the second week of slams. Li Na looks like a busted flush, she has a lot to prove that she has not totally lost it. Venus is all about surviving in the event long enough despite her virus to salvage her ranking and get that Olympic place; even in her best years, she was pretty hopeless in Australia.

Break My Rapture
Dec 10th, 2011, 12:19 PM
ROTFL at all the Radwanska and Wozniacki votes. Seriously people. It is called the Autralian Open not "Pushers R us" contest.
:hysteric:

Radwanska has more votes than Wozniacki. :sobbing:

sammy01
Dec 10th, 2011, 12:22 PM
i'd be stunned if this title doesn't go to either serena, kim or kvitova. the only way i can see one of them not winning is by all being in the same half and then a good players battles through a weak half and plays the match of her life in the final (stosur us open style). though it happening in 2 straight slams seems highly unlikely.

however i can see serena, kim and kvitova in the same half and the one to come through that half making a mock of a vera or petkovic in the final.

Mistress of Evil
Dec 10th, 2011, 12:38 PM
:hysteric:

Radwanska has more votes than Wozniacki. :sobbing:

the more hilarious thing here is that both HBIC of the Polish Mafia are ahead of Kimberly :spit:

Break My Rapture
Dec 10th, 2011, 12:41 PM
the more hilarious thing here is that both HBIC of the Polish Mafia are ahead of Kimberly :spit:
:sobbing: What in the world.

KBlade
Dec 10th, 2011, 12:46 PM
Venus :sobbing:

Holdsworth
Dec 10th, 2011, 12:59 PM
:hysteric:
Radwanska has more votes than Wozniacki. :sobbing:
:hysteric:
Sharapova has more votes, than Woz, Aza, Aga and Kim :sobbing:

Matt01
Dec 10th, 2011, 01:03 PM
I'm not voting but I would piss myself laughing if one of these two won just to shut overcocky buggers like you up!


This. Same here.

young_gunner913
Dec 10th, 2011, 01:08 PM
This. Same here.

Another one with soiled pants. :cheer:

Break My Rapture
Dec 10th, 2011, 01:31 PM
:hysteric:
Sharapova has more votes, than Woz, Aza, Aga and Kim :sobbing:
:hysteric:
You need to get a life. :sobbing:

frenchie
Dec 10th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Definitely Serena

She'll have a good preparation in Brisbane as she won't have to tank not to get too tired (like Sydney 2009...)

evana
Dec 10th, 2011, 02:09 PM
Wozniacki-Ivanovic final is what wta needs right now.

~MashyOwnThemAll
Dec 10th, 2011, 02:09 PM
:spit:

danieln1
Dec 10th, 2011, 02:42 PM
I´d be happy with ANYONE but Fiona, her slams wins are the most boring ever, playing craptastic tennis to scrape her win. :facepalm:

Actually, Stosur winning would be nice, because the home slam, I used to dislike her but now I like her because her composure in that US Open final.

MashaFan01
Dec 10th, 2011, 03:12 PM
This woman - but I'm of course totally biased :lol: and my opinion is more based on admiration than actual facts or rational thinking - Still - I'm convinced that she can surprise us all and show us that she's not done yet by far

You GO gurl!!!

http://s017.radikal.ru/i408/1112/cc/7a4f0307bffa.jpg

dsanders06
Dec 10th, 2011, 04:01 PM
´d be happy with ANYONE but Fiona, her slams wins are the most boring ever, playing craptastic tennis to scrape her win. :facepalm:

Actually, Stosur winning would be nice, because the home slam, I used to dislike her but now I like her because her composure in that US Open final.

This is such a myth :lol: Kim played spectacular tennis to win the US Open in 2005 and 2009, and good tennis to win in 2010. The only Slam she's won playing average (relatively) tennis was the AO this year.

Macomere
Dec 10th, 2011, 04:35 PM
Wozniacki-Ivanovic final is what wta needs right now.

:haha:

CWTennis
Dec 10th, 2011, 05:30 PM
I know who will win...I had a dream! But I can't tell, otherwise it won't come true :oh:

InsideOut.
Dec 10th, 2011, 06:27 PM
I know who will win...I had a dream! But I can't tell, otherwise it won't come true :oh:

How convenient. Then when the winner is revealed you can just say that that's what you dreamed. :rolleyes:

atominside
Dec 10th, 2011, 06:28 PM
:haha:

:worship:

Fighterpova
Dec 10th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Wozniacki-Ivanovic final is what wta needs right now.

:help:

tejmeglekvár
Dec 10th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Wozniacki-Ivanovic final is what wta needs right now.

:haha:

:help:

agree, sounds like a disaster, Caroline would trash BabyAnci not longer than 42 minutes. We need at least Peak Serena or Peak Kvitty in the final to challenge Caroline and win 5-6 games overall.

Macomere
Dec 10th, 2011, 06:54 PM
:spit: :yeah:, they win 5-6 games (6-0), before Caro pulls a Justine and retires out of fear of being double bagelled :oh:

InsideOut.
Dec 10th, 2011, 07:04 PM
agree, sounds like a disaster, Caroline would trash BabyAnci not longer than 42 minutes.

As a Wozniacki fan you should know that she never wins in 42 minutes because her gameplan is to extend the rallies as long as possible and keep the ball in play. The only way she would win in 42 minutes would be if she was playing a dire Gajdosova.

We need at least Peak Serena or Peak Kvitty in the final to challenge Caroline and win 5-6 games overall.

:facepalm: I think Caro was the one winning 5-6 games when 50% Serena or Kvitova showed up at the USO and YEC respectively... 6-2 6-4 :oh:

AjdeNate!
Dec 10th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Kvitty or Woz.

tejmeglekvár
Dec 10th, 2011, 07:24 PM
As a Wozniacki fan you should know that she never wins in 42 minutes because her gameplan is to extend the rallies as long as possible and keep the ball in play. The only way she would win in 42 minutes would be if she was playing a dire Gajdosova.
who in their right mind would actually think Ana is any better than a dire Gajdosova? :p


:facepalm: I think Caro was the one winning 5-6 games when 50% Serena or Kvitova showed up at the USO and YEC respectively... 6-2 6-4 :oh:
playing ~20% of her abilities.

young_gunner913
Dec 10th, 2011, 07:27 PM
playing ~20% of her abilities.

20%, 100% it's all the same with Caro. :shrug:

Vikapower
Dec 10th, 2011, 08:30 PM
I'm so glad you're using facts to assume Vika would have won those titles :lol:

Oh and Venus isn't 32 ;)

Perhaps not, perhaps yes, perhaps I'm biased but the level of play Victoria displayed in both 2009/2010 were incontestably and by far the highest of all the tournaments... it's not delusional to believe that the best player of the moment would have clinched both trophies...

Seeing how in 2010 the Russian mafia, including Kuzzy or Safina who barely realized she was in a final before it was over... :lol:

It's pretty encouraging that she hasn't been losing to noObs in the that specific major... once she gets past the select few then she's taking a trophy for sure even against Vee. :)

justineheninfan
Dec 10th, 2011, 08:32 PM
20%, 100% it's all the same with Caro. :shrug:

Pretty much. She doesnt even have an A game. Her 100% is a C game, her 20% is a C- game.

goldenlox
Dec 10th, 2011, 08:38 PM
As a Wozniacki fan you should know that she never wins in 42 minutes because her gameplan is to extend the rallies as long as possible and keep the ball in play. The only way she would win in 42 minutes would be if she was playing a dire Gajdosova.


... Caro's been in a lot of quick matches. Not 42, but quick. Like beating Sharapova 61 62 at IW.
It depends how much her opponents want to fight.
The AO last year she had one of her worst losses. Up a set and a break with a matchpoint on her serve to make the final.

I guess Serena is the favorite, but a few majors recently have had surprising winners. Interesting to see how the 30+ age group does in 2012

VishaalMaria
Dec 10th, 2011, 08:43 PM
Can't she draw Serena/Kim in the 4th?
Upd. Plus Pennetta was seeded 26th lol

True.

She could also draw Venus in the first round. But it's alright. Shouldn't be too much of a problem for Maria's fans! ;)

marineblue
Dec 10th, 2011, 09:05 PM
I think Woz will win this. Another tips are Kim or Serena who now know very well that these are their last opportunities because the new generation is coming.
But, since womens tennis has had so many random slam winners last year (except for Kim) I wouldn't be surprised if everyone choked and AO had a new winner.

postalblowfish
Dec 10th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Simona Halep.

Doully
Dec 10th, 2011, 09:09 PM
AO is always Serena's to lose. She just plays so well in Melbourne.

Matt01
Dec 10th, 2011, 09:48 PM
20%, 100% it's all the same with Caro. :shrug:


Another poster who doesn't know anything about tennis :awww: ;)

Corswandt
Dec 10th, 2011, 11:41 PM
How the hell does Radwanska have 13 votes? :spit:

Radwanska :rolls: :rolls: :rolls: Might as well have put Junkovic and Ivanovic in there. :spit:

+1

Corswandt
Dec 10th, 2011, 11:43 PM
agree, sounds like a disaster, Caroline would trash BabyAnci not longer than 42 minutes.

I know you're being somewhat sarcastic, but bear in mind that on paper VIP is a bad matchup for Woz.

InsideOut.
Dec 11th, 2011, 07:00 AM
who in their right mind would actually think Ana is any better than a dire Gajdosova? :p

Because Ana likes to become a junkballer when she's down in a match. Something which Gajdosova can't do. But then...

playing ~20% of her abilities.
...but then who in their right mind would think that 100% Caro would destroy peak Serena. Seriously. YouTube is here for a reason. Watch some peak Serena and get back to me.

Caro's been in a lot of quick matches. Not 42, but quick. Like beating Sharapova 61 62 at IW.

It's kind of hard for anyone to play as badly as Sharapova did there. Over 40 UE's in 15 games and tons of DFs. I think you're just reinforcing the idea that Caro only wins easily because her opponents make a load of errors.

The AO last year she had one of her worst losses. Up a set and a break with a matchpoint on her serve to make the final.

She was lucky to even make the SFs when Schiavone got tired being a set and a break up. And Li Na stepped up several gears at crunch time, which Wozniacki has never been able to do.

Brad[le]y.
Dec 11th, 2011, 07:25 AM
Because Ana likes to become a junkballer when she's down in a match. Something which Gajdosova can't do. But then...


...but then who in their right mind would think that 100% Caro would destroy peak Serena. Seriously. YouTube is here for a reason. Watch some peak Serena and get back to me.



.

he was being sarcastic :lol: let it go

tejmeglekvár
Dec 11th, 2011, 09:55 AM
I know you're being somewhat sarcastic, but bear in mind that on paper VIP is a bad matchup for Woz.
I think we can switch that fact around somehow, "VIP is a bad matchup for 90% of the players". Or "90% of players are bad matchup for Woz".
On paper. Too bad they are playing on HC, clay or grass.

(meh, shouldnt have wasted so many characters on VIP, she is too irrelevant in a WWW thread anyway.)

Apoleb
Dec 16th, 2011, 06:51 AM
Shouldn't this thread be upadted to include the upcoming and smashing new GOAT Raphaline Wozerer?

Lord Choc Ice
Dec 16th, 2011, 09:21 AM
I know you're being somewhat sarcastic, but bear in mind that on paper VIP is a bad matchup for Woz.
Every good player's a bad matchup for Woz :oh:.

sammy01
Dec 16th, 2011, 11:18 AM
i wanna cry at aga having more votes than kim, are people insane?

Corswandt
Dec 16th, 2011, 11:25 AM
I think we can switch that fact around somehow, "VIP is a bad matchup for 90% of the players". Or "90% of players are bad matchup for Woz".
On paper. Too bad they are playing on HC, clay or grass.

Hohoho Look at me making a clever pun hohoho.

Wozniacka's loopers bounce right up into VIP's hitting zone. Plus VIP is one of the very few players who actually have the raw power to hit through Wozniacka from the baseline - with a single shot.

[Joysey mobster accent] 'Tink abouddid. [/Joysey mobster accent]

The Dawntreader
Dec 16th, 2011, 11:32 AM
i wanna cry at aga having more votes than kim, are people insane?

Don't worry. When Radwanska loses to some randomer in round 2, it will all dissipate.

Landon92
Dec 16th, 2011, 11:59 AM
Polish buckmachers called Fortuna says that:
1. Serena Williams 3,3
2. Petra Kvitova 4,4
3. Victoria Azarenka 7
4. Samantha Stosur 9
. Kim Clijsters 9
6. Caroline Wozniacki 12
7. Maria Sharapova 13
8. Vera Zvonareva 15
9. Agnieszka Radwanska 25
10. Sabine Lisicki 30
. Andrea Petkovic 30
. Li Na 30

I think everything will depend on the draw. If Kvitova won't face Serena before final, she will take the title. Otherwise - chances for both are quite equal. Wozniacki and Clijsters will be more dangerous than Azarenka. Stosur, Radwanska and Petkovic can do a lot of damage. We have to remember, that Venus won't be seeded and she may be some kind of darkhorse. Tow Serbians also may have some kind of breakthrough, especially Ivanovic. But what is clear - Serena and Petra are two the greatest favorites.

Johnbert
Dec 16th, 2011, 12:15 PM
woz and federer :drool:

centipede
Dec 20th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Serena is sooo good in Australia. It's so hard to bet against her. But Kim or Petra could upset her.

Bonfire
Dec 20th, 2011, 05:31 AM
holy sh*t
I just realized something
Serena
Kim
Petra
Venus
Caroline
Maria
Sam
Vika
etc....
things are gonna get real:lol:
I am so psyched for this AO:bounce:

Sally Todd
Dec 20th, 2011, 05:44 AM
Kinda surprised Clijsters' % is so low, Azarenka's % also actually seems lower than it should be -- for once.

High percentage for Serena, though as of now I'd favor her. I'm not voting until right before the tournament.

vozas
Dec 20th, 2011, 09:26 AM
I have high hopes for this Australian Open. Loads of contenders and breakthroughs waiting on the wings to happen. Potential comebacks from Serena, Maria and Kim are just icing on the cake.

I'm going with Azarenka on this one. Hoping she beats Serena on her way to the title, that'd mean so much.

Bonus prediction: Na-Flop bombs out in the 1st round against some Aussie WC.

Maddox
Dec 20th, 2011, 09:49 AM
Serena for the title!!!

Emina.
Dec 20th, 2011, 10:32 AM
Kvitova.:(

MiiMo
Dec 20th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Maria Sharapova for the title, when she wears white, she always does right in Australia !

No Seriously, she's been training with Bollitieri and if she gets her serve fixed, she could do some damages
Petra Kvitova and Serena Williams are definetly faves too :)

Huntress55
Dec 20th, 2011, 11:51 AM
I think either Serena, Petra or Kim will most likely win AO. Masha has a chance too, and I think Sam is just outside that, but Im voting for Sam purely because I want her to :p

Londoner
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:14 PM
I hope it's not a part time player that wins the Tournament.

I'd like to see Stosur, Sharapova or Azarenka lift the trophy.

Langers
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Azarenka.

Linguae^
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:10 PM
I'll go with Kim, Ana or Serena.

chirag
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:34 PM
Its serena williams to lose but I hope Petra wins it :D

vozas
Dec 20th, 2011, 02:02 PM
I'll go with Kim, Ana or Serena.

Hew?

rjd1111
Dec 20th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Petra is the favorite for AO. People still clinging to semi-retired players pushing 30 are amusing. If Petra plays at 70% or more, she won't lose a set on the way to the title. It's as simple as that :shrug:


Pat Cash:

"I hold my hands up in apology, I got it wrong all ends up about Serena Williams. In my defence, I was not alone. Tracy Austin, who knows more about women’s tennis than me, laughed at the suggestion that the former world No 1 had a legitimate shot at climbing back to the top. Yet here are the two of us, and many more besides, eating humble pie after Serena collected a third Australian Open title ..............


I would have put a lot of money on Serena not even being around for the second week of the tournament, let alone winning the whole thing? Foremost, it proves she is a a dynamic athlete and quite simply the strongest female player the game has ever known. It defies belief that she can turn up for a Grand Slam after playing just four tournaments in the past 12 months and win the thing"

Macomere
Dec 20th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Petra is the favorite for AO. People still clinging to semi-retired players pushing 30 are amusing. If Petra plays at 70% or more, she won't lose a set on the way to the title. It's as simple as that :shrug:

OMG will you stop, ur like Petra's own WordLife/MegaDC :facepalm:
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ll9e1ndNJr1qg945w.gif

TheHangover
Dec 20th, 2011, 08:21 PM
flavia panetta