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Natural Joe
Dec 6th, 2012, 10:09 PM
What do you think? Multiple choice is possible!

Kuzzy24
Dec 6th, 2012, 10:13 PM
Serena at Wimbledon

Cosmic Voices
Dec 6th, 2012, 10:19 PM
Masha will win AO [her 07 scrubbing > her 08 triumph] :oh:
Hoping Masha gives a respectful performance at RG :hearts:
Rena will win Wimbledon
Vika will win USO

so Rena I'm guessing :shrug:

Stonerpova
Dec 6th, 2012, 10:23 PM
Serena at Wimbledon is the easy choice. Maria has a great shot to defend RG as well. I'm thinking Serena pulls a 2009-10 and wins AO and Wimbledon, Maria defends Paris, and the big 3 duke it out for the Open.

Fighterpova
Dec 6th, 2012, 10:25 PM
Serena at Wimbledon definitely.

gc-spurs
Dec 6th, 2012, 10:29 PM
I don't think Serena will win USO, but she'll replace that with AO to go with Wimbledon.

Also Maria has a good shot because there aren't really many good clay players who are also generally good players.

Alejandrawrrr
Dec 6th, 2012, 10:30 PM
If only one of them can do it, it's definitely Serena at Wimbledon. Due to her serve she can play mediocre in every other department and still cruise past most of the tour on grass, only the real top players and a truly inspired opponent can make her raise her game or defeat her there. Pretty large gap, then the alleged winner of RG, as the ladies who can challenge that player have clay as their worst surface and will likely be taken out before meeting them. Vika's AO and God's USO are both doable, but not as NID/highly likely as the first two mentioned.

edificio
Dec 6th, 2012, 10:32 PM
At the least, Serena at Wimbledon. I don't know about the rest.

sweetadri06
Dec 6th, 2012, 10:40 PM
Serena at Wimbledon, it will take a heck of an effort to beat her there.

JarkaFish
Dec 6th, 2012, 10:44 PM
The only person to successfully defend a FO title since the 00s has been Henin, I doubt Maria will do it.

CanIGetAWhat
Dec 6th, 2012, 11:37 PM
Serena at both Wimbledon and USO.

Cosmic Voices
Dec 6th, 2012, 11:45 PM
Serena at both Wimbledon and USO.

oh my,
which male model is that in your avi/sig? :oh:

Queen_Vee_92
Dec 6th, 2012, 11:57 PM
Unlike in previous years, i think taking each slam individually an argument could be made for a successful defense of each one. Of course all 4 would be unlikely, but i think 2 or 3 isn't out of the question.

AO- Vika goes through draws with minimum fuss these days, and the slow hardcourts in Melbourne mean even an on fire BBB probably doesn't get enough help from the court to beat her here. The only person she really has to fear on plexicushion is Serena and she won't have to face her til the semis or final so who knows. Definately the clear second favourite for me.

RG- Maria's 2012 proved that 2011 wasn't a fluke and for all the stick she gets about the weak clay era, she is generally just very suited to clay now with how she likes to hit. Coupled with the fact that there aren't many good clay court specialists anymore, and that Rena tends to go crazy here and again she's the second favourite (as of now) if not the first. She defended Rome last year, why not RG this year???

Wimbledon- Serena, the serve, lack of grass court superstars, 5 time winner,she's defended it twice before. The most likely defending champion of the four. Slight wildcards are that the very unpredictable Petra and Venus have in the past shown form that could match Serena but the chances are slim.

USO- Serena has made back to back finals in 11 and 12, is comfortably the best player on a quick hardcourt, and usually schedules herself well in the summer months and looks better rested than the competition when September rolls around. Plus never defending any of her previous wins could motivate her to back up last year strongly. Serena's hit and miss history in New York and the competence of the rest of the field on hard courts makes her more susceptible to mucking up here though, and i think this slam is the least likely defended.

Stab at next years winners:

AO: Serena
RG: Maria
Wimbledon: Serena
USO: Vika

Craig.
Dec 6th, 2012, 11:59 PM
Serena at Wimbledon for sure unless she goes wacko.

Maria and Vika can defend their titles, I just don't think they will.

PROTENNIS
Dec 7th, 2012, 12:42 AM
Probably Serena at Wimbledon.

fedhingis67
Dec 7th, 2012, 01:52 AM
Serena at Wimbledon. Every time she's won she's managed to defend at least once (2002-2003, 2009-2010) and with her serve it's hard to not see it happen.

Roland Garros is a mess every year. It'd be shocking to see a shred of consistency there if Maria manages to defend. She doesn't have much competition there with Serena always screwing it up, Li Na being a mental midget, Kvitova's level dropping, and Vika not being as strong on clay.

Tough to say for AO and USO since there's so much competition on hard-courts. Serena has never defended any of her USO titles and the last players to defend the AO were Capriati (2001-2002) and Serena (2009-2010).

2012 was such a good year, can't wait for 2013.

Vincey!
Dec 7th, 2012, 03:35 AM
Serena is the most likely to defend Wimbledon then I'd go with Sharapova defending RG. I doubt Azarenka can repeat her 2012 beginning of the season, with Serena and Sharapova now back at their slam best Azarenka will have too much pressure. USO is too soon to be decided for Serena, I suspect she'll have too much pressure or end up injured again.

Aryman3
Dec 7th, 2012, 03:39 AM
Only Serena at US Open

yoke
Dec 7th, 2012, 03:41 AM
None. Serena will win AO though.

Pops Maellard
Dec 7th, 2012, 03:45 AM
Martha at RG :drool:...

And Serena at Wimbledon. It's not fun to watch but her serve is just too much there, even if she's playing otherwise middling.

Steffibestever
Dec 7th, 2012, 06:03 AM
Serena at Wimbledon for sure. Second best chance would be Azarenkat at the Australian, if Serena somehow messes up it is hers for sure. Serena at the U.S Open is 3rd most likely. Maria at Roland Garros is least likely, although the clay court field is super weak, it will still probably be yet another random winner.

Singleniacki
Dec 7th, 2012, 06:06 AM
I actually just think Vika at AO. Maybe I'm just being a delusional fan but I think shes the mostly likely to repeat.

Steffibestever
Dec 7th, 2012, 06:07 AM
I am surprised Azarenka at the Australian doesnt have more votes. Yeah there is the Serena factor, but outside Serena there isnt even a single player who has a chance against her there. Sharapova on a slow hard court beating Azarenka at this point is delusional, and I wont even get into the others.

Jajaloo
Dec 7th, 2012, 06:12 AM
Mooria at the French Open.

Charlatan
Dec 7th, 2012, 06:14 AM
I am surprised Azarenka at the Australian doesnt have more votes. Yeah there is the Serena factor, but outside Serena there isnt even a single player who has a chance against her there. Sharapova on a slow hard court beating Azarenka at this point is delusional, and I wont even get into the others.

Hi forehand27 :wavey:

bandabou
Dec 7th, 2012, 07:21 AM
Serena at Wimbledon..in fact it's the only major she's ALWAYS defended successfully. With her serve, it's gonna take almost a miracle for her to loss at Wimby.

Steffibestever
Dec 7th, 2012, 07:23 AM
It is pretty much a foregone conclusion Serena will break Navratilovas Wimbledon singles record in 2017.

doomsday
Dec 7th, 2012, 07:40 AM
Serena to defend Wimbledon for sure.
I'm not sure FO will be Maria's top priority next year so it's a no.
Vika it's a no as well.

Cosmic Voices
Dec 7th, 2012, 11:45 AM
Serena to defend Wimbledon for sure.
I'm not sure FO will be Maria's top priority next year so it's a no.
Vika it's a no as well.

actually that is true about masha, her goal this year was the clay season
but she's always gunned for wimbledon. it's just a shame rena is so dominant on the surface - even if she can utilise just one shot [her serve]

bandabou
Dec 7th, 2012, 12:59 PM
actually that is true about masha, her goal this year was the clay season
but she's always gunned for wimbledon. it's just a shame rena is so dominant on the surface - even if she can utilise just one shot [her serve]

Oh noo..:facepalm: We're gonna go down the 'Serena's just serve'-route again?! :sobbing:
Then Mashatards wanna cry about those bad Williams-fans?! :rolleyes:

Cosmic Voices
Dec 7th, 2012, 01:01 PM
Oh noo..:facepalm: We're gonna go down the 'Serena's just serve'-route again?! :sobbing:
Then Mashatards wanna cry about those bad Williams-fans?! :rolleyes:

omg bandabou wth is wrong with you reading my comments incorrectly? :facepalm:
rena fans before were saying she can win wimbledon playing ok tennis but with her outstanding serve. i wasn't saying she was just ONE SHOT if you read my comment i say - utilise - which means using her best shot to the best of her ability

Fantasy Hero
Dec 7th, 2012, 01:13 PM
the lack of any decent claycourter sets Masha as a favourite again :facepalm:
still I believe that the only one sure of the title is Serena in Wimbledon, she can only lose it herself

ZeroSumGame
Dec 7th, 2012, 01:21 PM
Serena to defend all & scoop more ...I really wanna see the top players in top shape & healthy, so there are no excuses for poor play during matches!

NashaMasha
Dec 7th, 2012, 01:23 PM
Serena - 95% chance for defending Wimbeldon
Masha - 70% chance for defending Roland Garros
Serena - 50% chance for defending USO
Vika - 25% chance for defending AO

bandabou
Dec 7th, 2012, 01:25 PM
omg bandabou wth is wrong with you reading my comments incorrectly? :facepalm:
rena fans before were saying she can win wimbledon playing ok tennis but with her outstanding serve. i wasn't saying she was just ONE SHOT if you read my comment i say - utilise - which means using her best shot to the best of her ability

can utilise sounded like she can only use/ has one shot..but okay, I understand. No problemos. :cool:

StoneRose
Dec 7th, 2012, 01:34 PM
Something like this.

Vika 30% defending AO
Maria 20% defending RG
Serena 60% defending Wimbledon
Serena 35% defending USO

Steffibestever
Dec 7th, 2012, 02:54 PM
Masha - 70% chance for defending Roland Garros


That is quite the joke. This is Sharapova, not Henin on clay.

NashaMasha
Dec 7th, 2012, 02:57 PM
That is quite the joke. This is Sharapova, not Henin on clay.

so it was a joke that she defended her Rome's title, wasn't it?

Steffibestever
Dec 7th, 2012, 03:00 PM
so it was a joke that she defended her Rome's title, wasn't it?

So now anyone who defended a title is 70% likely to do it. Sharapova has NEVER defended a slam title anywhere. That isnt to say she couldnt and might not do it, but 70% chance hell no, not on this planet. Even if she were the favorite that would probably only give her 20%, as the field on clay is too wide open now for anyone to have more than that. Henin her prime was only about 55-60% likely to win the French each year, and prime Henin >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> prime Sharapova on clay. Speaking of jokes, the Rome final this year yeah was pretty much just that, an epic joke, and fodder for the bashers of womens tennis today.

NashaMasha
Dec 7th, 2012, 03:08 PM
So now anyone who defended a title is 70% likely to do it. Sharapova has NEVER defended a slam title anywhere. That isnt to say she couldnt and might not do it, but 70% chance hell no, not on this planet. Even if she were the favorite that would probably only give her 20%, as the field on clay is too wide open now for anyone to have more than that. Henin her prime was only about 55-60% likely to win the French each year, and prime Henin >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> prime Sharapova on clay. Speaking of jokes, the Rome final this year yeah was pretty much just that, an epic joke, and fodder for the bashers of womens tennis today.

it's not like Sharapova is new Henin , it's more like almost all current players are not favourites vs Sharapova on red clay , except Serena for whom it's hard to reach later rounds of RG

and Henin in her prime had 90% chances for winning RG

Chrissie-fan
Dec 7th, 2012, 03:18 PM
AO Vika 25%
FO Masha 40%
WI Serena 50%
USO Serena 40%

If percentages appear to be a bit low, the're not actually. A percentage of 40 makes those players the top fave by a considerable margin to win the tournament while 50% means that she's the overwhelming favorite. 25% sounds more modest, but it still means that in this case there is only one player that I'd give a better chance. And a lot can and will happen throughout the course of a season. Injuries, sudden loss of form, someone else doing a lot better than we're expecting now, etc... Considering all those things saying half a year beforehand or more that someone has a 40-50% chance of winning something is stretching it actually.

Volcana
Dec 7th, 2012, 03:55 PM
Serena wins OZ and WImby,
Azarenka or Sharapova wins US
RG will final will be Kerber vs Errani

Nabalonge
Dec 7th, 2012, 05:02 PM
Serena - 95% chance for defending Wimbeldon
Masha - 70% chance for defending Roland Garros
Serena - 50% chance for defending USO
Vika - 25% chance for defending AO

Serena has made the final of the US Open two straight years. 50%?

dencod16
Dec 7th, 2012, 05:41 PM
i really see Serena winning AO and Wimbly. something about the USO and Serena, that it makes Serena very tight during the last stages of the event that it is very hard to trust her on that Slam. i think Azarenka or Sharapova might win USO. Well French, who knows, maybe Petrova, Errani, Vinci, no one really knows who will win that slam, and by this time very few cares who wins the French, it has become so random, for the sake of the slam i hope the like of Stosur, Serena, Li, Ivanovic, Sharapova even Schiavone wins it just to set a real leader in clay.

edificio
Dec 7th, 2012, 06:13 PM
Martha at RG :drool:...

And Serena at Wimbledon. It's not fun to watch but her serve is just too much there, even if she's playing otherwise middling.

No! It is incredibly fun to watch someone with a supreme serve serve supremely, whether man, woman, or even your fave. ;)

Hopefully, we will see supreme Serena next season. :worship:

CanIGetAWhat
Jan 27th, 2013, 04:07 PM
1 down. 3 to go. Only 10 people voted for Victoria. :worship:

NashaMasha
Jan 27th, 2013, 04:15 PM
1 down. 3 to go. Only 10 people voted for Victoria. :worship:

It looks like 10 people voted for Serena's injury..... Not something to be proud of

T-rex
Jan 27th, 2013, 04:16 PM
Serena is a huge favorite for Wimby and US open.

I don't like Sharapova's chances at RG.

In order I would say...

1) Wimby
2) US Open
3) RG

danieln1
Jan 27th, 2013, 04:30 PM
10 people :happy:

Sir Stefwhit
Jan 27th, 2013, 05:03 PM
Well I got one right! Voted Azarenka and US Open for Serena...

And last year I won racquet bracket and correctly picked Azarenka to win the title then as well.

Exordes
Jan 27th, 2013, 05:31 PM
I voted Vika for Australian Open, and Serena for Wimbledon, so at least one is correct.

friendsita
Jan 27th, 2013, 08:14 PM
Vika & Serena x2

Jeffery
Jan 27th, 2013, 08:21 PM
No one will stop Maria from winning RG'13.

shoryuken
Sep 12th, 2013, 08:31 PM
Congrats to Serena and Vika! The only 2 players to defend at least 1 of their slams.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9FKuRKndHXc/UjIiLCKX4PI/AAAAAAAABmM/2Eu1ftxqoDM/s400/VIkaHug.gif

Little Dreamer
Sep 12th, 2013, 08:35 PM
Well I got one right! Voted Azarenka and US Open for Serena...

And last year I won racquet bracket and correctly picked Azarenka to win the title then as well.

I need your crystal ball

iWill
Sep 12th, 2013, 08:36 PM
No one will stop Maria from winning RG'13.

:spit:


Good job for Vika and Rena! Doing the near impossible these days and defending a slam :oh:

Bobisa
Sep 13th, 2013, 01:15 AM
Jelena Jankovic - her Bogota slam title :rocker2:

SilverSlam
Sep 13th, 2013, 08:10 AM
Serena at Wimbledon..in fact it's the only major she's ALWAYS defended successfully. With her serve, it's gonna take almost a miracle for her to loss at Wimby.

LMAO :bigcry:

Sir Stefwhit
Sep 14th, 2013, 05:43 PM
I need your crystal ball

Well what do u know, I ended up getting them all righ, since I only voted for Azarenka and Serena at the US Open!!

Lucky I posted the predictions earlier in the thread or there would be no proof I predicted correctly since Bandanou made a mistake and forgot to make the votes in the poll public.

Hmmm... How can I top myself? ...BOLD PREDICTIONS:
Serena will defend her RG title and win another slam (so 2 next season) and
Vika won't win Oz, but will win the US Ooen

Of course I just got finish cleaning my house with ammonia so if my prediction skills have come and gone blame it on the fumes....:lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Sep 14th, 2013, 05:58 PM
Serena at Wimbledon..in fact it's the only major she's ALWAYS defended successfully. With her serve, it's gonna take almost a miracle for her to loss at Wimby.

LMAO :bigcry:


Well....I mean how many times have you seen Serena get out aced? Or out-winnered...by 10? :shrug:

It was kinda miraculous.

rjd1111
Sep 14th, 2013, 08:10 PM
No one will stop Maria from winning RG'13.

Except She who always stops her....

at least for the last 10 years.