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Thirty All
Dec 15th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Probably Serena :rolleyes:
I see Kvitova making a good run, with Azarenka losing early. Sharapova will also make a good run. Na will get to the quarters, and so will Bartoli. Wozniacki will make a decent run, and prove the haters run. :kiss:

Jimmie48
Dec 15th, 2012, 06:34 PM
Serena or Vika, if they are in different halves this will be the final as well.

Natural Joe
Dec 15th, 2012, 06:35 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=470444

Roookie
Dec 15th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Hopefully Vika or Maria but Serena is the overwhelming favourite.

Ana'sProcess
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:06 PM
Maria Sharapova or Serena Williams.

Azarenka should provide a semifinal spot, but I think she will not make it to the final. If Serena or Maria fail in early rounds, then we could have Kerber or even Stosur in the final. I feel she is finally ready to show stellar tennis to home crowd. I also expect from Kvitova and Ivanovic to go far, quarterfinals or even semis for one of them, maybe both, who knows. :)

Royals.
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:09 PM
Probably Serena :rolleyes:


PRESSED.
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9mrz5xZ9L1r3yueco1_500.gif


If LordRena wins, why's that a problem?

netphobia
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:19 PM
Cause people get tired of her beating their faves :p

It will be Serena but I hope Petra can equal her SF result or even make finals. Or ideally win. :sobbing:

Thirty All
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:24 PM
PRESSED.
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9mrz5xZ9L1r3yueco1_500.gif


If LordRena wins, why's that a problem?

hopefully venus gets serena in the early rounds and beats her 0 and 0. :drool:
venus is better than serena. :drive:

Ana'sProcess
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:25 PM
Perfect semis for me would be:

Serena Williams vs Petra Kvitova
Ana Ivanovic vs Maria Sharapova

Pls make it happen :angel:

AjdeNate!
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:52 PM
I'd love for Kvitova to return to form, but honestly it's all about Serena.

matthias
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Serena is the one to beat for sure


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Mr.Sharapova
Dec 15th, 2012, 10:09 PM
I want Serena-Maria and Vika-Petra semifinals here :inlove:.

Jack.
Dec 15th, 2012, 10:24 PM
I just want to see Vika - Kvitova and Vika - Caro matches :cheer:

Annie.
Dec 15th, 2012, 10:32 PM
hopefully venus gets serena in the early rounds and beats her 0 and 0. :drool:
venus is better than serena. :drive:

http://i.imgur.com/Toz4p.gif

Cosmic Voices
Dec 15th, 2012, 10:41 PM
^Oprah looks so tired in that gif :hysteric:






if that is Oprah

Petronius
Dec 15th, 2012, 10:48 PM
I want Serena-Maria and Vika-Petra semifinals here :inlove:.

:yeah:

The Dawntreader
Dec 15th, 2012, 11:52 PM
Regina Serena.

blistering
Dec 16th, 2012, 05:26 PM
The final will be a rematch of last year's final between Sharapova and Azarenka. None of them will have to face Williams, who will have fallen in the QFs to Kerber in the same fashion she fell to Jankovic back in 2008.

QFs
Azarenka def Petrova (Nadia will draw Errani in the 4th round)
Kerber def Williams
Li def Ivanovic (Ana will draw Radwanska 4th round)
Sharapova def Kvitova

SFs
Azarenka def Kerber
Sharapova def Li

Fs
Sharapova def Azarenka 61 57 97. Both will save match points in an Australian Open classic.

Morning Morgan
Dec 16th, 2012, 05:28 PM
The final will be a rematch of last year's final between Sharapova and Azarenka. None of them will have to face Williams, who will have fallen in the QFs to Kerber in the same fashion she fell to Jankovic back in 2008.

Here's the QF line-up

Azarenka-Petrova (Nadia will draw Errani in the 4th round)
Williams-Kerber
Ivanovic-Li (Ana will draw Radwanska 4th round)
Sharapova-Kvitova

This prediction makes no sense. How can you be so sure of the draw?

blistering
Dec 16th, 2012, 05:31 PM
This prediction makes no sense. How can you be so sure of the draw?

I'm Stacey Allaster's grandkid... :facepalm:

It's for fun dude. A possible scenario if the rankings remain unchanged from now until the AO, or at the very least players remain in the same seed brackets.

Morning Morgan
Dec 16th, 2012, 05:45 PM
I'm Stacey Allaster's grandkid... :facepalm:

It's for fun dude. A possible scenario if the rankings remain unchanged from now until the AO, or at the very least players remain in the same seed brackets.

Then use words like "predict", "speculate", "could be", etc. Don't use will in every sentence ffs as if you WILL be correct in your prediction.

blistering
Dec 16th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Then use words like "predict", "speculate", "could be", etc. Don't use will in every sentence ffs as if you WILL be correct in your prediction.

Omg did THAT seriously annoy you? :spit: get a clue

i.will2
Dec 16th, 2012, 06:08 PM
Perfect semis for me would be:

Serena Williams vs Petra Kvitova
Ana Ivanovic vs Maria Sharapova

Pls make it happen :angel:

I would love to see this or you could swap Ana with Venus and I would be soooo happy! Lol

Royals.
Dec 16th, 2012, 06:25 PM
The final will be a rematch of last year's final between Sharapova and Azarenka. None of them will have to face Williams, who will have fallen in the QFs to Kerber in the same fashion she fell to Jankovic back in 2008.

QFs
Azarenka def Petrova (Nadia will draw Errani in the 4th round)
Kerber def Williams
Li def Ivanovic (Ana will draw Radwanska 4th round)
Sharapova def Kvitova

SFs
Azarenka def Kerber
Sharapova def Li

Fs
Sharapova def Azarenka 61 57 97. Both will save match points in an Australian Open classic.


http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdrki7JQYO1rxr01i.gif


.................................... ..................... :help: :help: :help: :help:

In The Zone
Dec 16th, 2012, 06:34 PM
I'd like Vika and Aga to be on the same, but with Petra in Aga's QF and taking her place in the semis with Maria and Serena on the other half.

:D It's nice to actually look forward to tournaments again instead of thinking, how will the draw unravel this time?

Aryman3
Dec 16th, 2012, 10:13 PM
Rather Aga than Ula

ZeroSumGame
Dec 16th, 2012, 10:58 PM
Serena or Maria but I don't wanna see a FINAL between these two ....Serena's probably mad at her early exit this year's AO.

1st I would like to see all the contenders staying fit and healthy coz the Australian heat can be very unforgiving, w/o proper fitness can lead to W/Ds & early retirements.

IT'S GONNA BE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST :worship:

Vartan
Dec 16th, 2012, 11:05 PM
Maria Sugarpova

Stonerpova
Dec 17th, 2012, 01:01 AM
The final will be a rematch of last year's final between Sharapova and Azarenka. None of them will have to face Williams, who will have fallen in the QFs to Kerber in the same fashion she fell to Jankovic back in 2008.

QFs
Azarenka def Petrova (Nadia will draw Errani in the 4th round)
Kerber def Williams
Li def Ivanovic (Ana will draw Radwanska 4th round)
Sharapova def Kvitova

SFs
Azarenka def Kerber
Sharapova def Li

Fs
Sharapova def Azarenka 61 57 97. Both will save match points in an Australian Open classic.

I'm down. :lol:

andyjason
Dec 17th, 2012, 01:08 AM
Predict:
4R
Azarenka
Cibulkova

Kvitova
Bartoli

Li Na
Wozniacki

Kuznetsova
Radwanska

Serena
Zheng

Petrova
Kerber

Zvonareva
Stosur

Venus
Sharapova

Dominic
Dec 17th, 2012, 01:17 AM
Mariaaaa, you gotta see her!

Trickle
Dec 17th, 2012, 01:21 AM
Right now it's just blind speculation. This thread would be much more interesting after the pre-GS tournaments are underway.

fede33
Dec 17th, 2012, 02:19 AM
The final will be a rematch of last year's final between Sharapova and Azarenka. None of them will have to face Williams, who will have fallen in the QFs to Kerber in the same fashion she fell to Jankovic back in 2008.

QFs
Azarenka def Petrova (Nadia will draw Errani in the 4th round)
Kerber def Williams
Li def Ivanovic (Ana will draw Radwanska 4th round
Sharapova def Kvitova

SFs
Azarenka def Kerber
Sharapova def Li

Fs
Sharapova def Azarenka 61 57 97. Both will save match points in an Australian Open classic.

Aga losing to the Scrub ? Jaja
this is a joke

jameshazza
Dec 17th, 2012, 03:11 AM
Serena's the one to beat. However, the AO is always the most interesting simply because it's right at the start. I'll be intrigued to see how Kerber, Petra, Errani and Caro can do.

That said it's hard enough to look past Vika, Maria, Serena as it is, never mind that all three seem to play their best in Oz.

Lucyxx
Dec 17th, 2012, 04:48 AM
Kerber def Williams

Can't see that happening right now.

Is the Australian summer in full swing now or more towards the AO?

It's already mid 80s F in Brisbane which is very warm.

Warm weather would favor Rena IMO.
________________________

I see Ivanovic with a real possibility to make a surprise SF.

Top three AO surface players right now are:

1) Azarenka
2) Serena
3) Sharapova

Saraya!
Dec 17th, 2012, 04:51 AM
Serena will win!!!

Full of hope for a good Draw for Caro!!!!!

friendsita
Dec 17th, 2012, 05:36 AM
Serena.

doomsday
Dec 17th, 2012, 05:57 AM
Serena or Maria.

Royals.
Dec 17th, 2012, 06:06 AM
I'm down. :lol:

Bitch, of course you would be. :lol:

Cindy and Kate
Dec 17th, 2012, 09:10 AM
Right now, anything but Azarenka or Williams winning will be, i think, a big surprise. Maria follows close, but after the three of them the gap with the rest is just too big. Only Li, Kvitova or Petrova, if they are on, have the weapons to get to the SF or even to the final, but with their inconsistency they also could be out the first week.

améliemomo
Dec 17th, 2012, 09:23 AM
I hope Kvitova since she would have decided to work hard during this off season:o

if not well Serena...

faboozadoo15
Dec 17th, 2012, 11:19 AM
Perfect semis for me would be:

Serena Williams vs Petra Kvitova
Ana Ivanovic vs Maria Sharapova

Pls make it happen :angel:

:hearts:

faboozadoo15
Dec 17th, 2012, 11:25 AM
Then use words like "predict", "speculate", "could be", etc. Don't use will in every sentence ffs as if you WILL be correct in your prediction.

Thread title?

Ana'sProcess
Dec 17th, 2012, 01:37 PM
Top 3 favourites are obviously:

1. Serena Williams
2. Maria Sharapova
3. Victoria Azarenka

Following them:

4. Na Li
5. Petra Kvitova
6. Angelique Kerber

Possible surprises (one of these girls might have a semifinal spot):

7. Agnieszka Radwanska
8. Caroline Wozniacki
9. Ana Ivanovic
10. Samantha Stosur

Upgraded
Dec 17th, 2012, 02:11 PM
Of course JJ.

ReboundAce
Dec 17th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Serena def Petra in the final :)

asdas
Dec 17th, 2012, 07:40 PM
serena :worship:

missvarsha
Dec 17th, 2012, 08:16 PM
Sereta of course.

Joe.
Dec 17th, 2012, 08:47 PM
Everybody knows Queen Maria only wins slams on even years :angel:

So Vika.

MrProdigy555
Dec 17th, 2012, 09:56 PM
I expect a tough draw for Serena.

MashaAzarenka
Dec 17th, 2012, 11:44 PM
I really don't see Serena winning it.... I'm gonna stick with Vika!

MrProdigy555
Dec 18th, 2012, 12:13 AM
I really don't see Serena winning it.... I'm gonna stick with Vika!
You "seeing" or not "seeing" it means absolutely nothing. You probably didn't "see" Serena going 8-0 against Azarenka and Sharapova in 2012 either, but alas, here we are...

MashaAzarenka
Dec 18th, 2012, 12:32 AM
You "seeing" or not "seeing" it means absolutely nothing. You probably didn't "see" Serena going 8-0 against Azarenka and Sharapova in 2012 either, but alas, here we are...

Haha oh sorry, didn't know I would get attacked by Serena fans just because I don't think she's gonna win a tournament. MY BAD.

champion88
Dec 18th, 2012, 12:33 AM
Venus gonna slay them all! :armed:

Okay, maybe not but would like to see her make QF with a nice draw.... I really think Serena will win this one and rectify the mess of last year!

ReboundAce
Dec 18th, 2012, 01:06 AM
Venus gonna slay them all! :armed:

Okay, maybe not but would like to see her make QF with a nice draw.... I really think Serena will win this one and rectify the mess of last year!

now you are on the right place ;)

missvarsha
Dec 18th, 2012, 01:14 AM
I really would love to see Venut win another grandslam, but sadly it won't happen. In the unlikely event that Sereta crashes and burns early (as she sometimes does), Venut will promptly follow her out of the tournament the next day (as she ALWAYS does) after committing 9,000,000 unforced errors. Once Sereta gets to the quarters and/or saves a few matchpoints, she will just COMMONsteamroll her way to the title.

Jose.
Dec 18th, 2012, 02:51 AM
Azarenka over Serena in the final :oh:

djbueno
Dec 18th, 2012, 05:18 AM
Semifinalists: Serena, Vika, Na, and Venus/Sharapova

Justin SW
Dec 18th, 2012, 05:23 AM
Serena OR Vika

Outsiders:

Maria
Li (always plays good tennis in Australia)
Kvitova (if she's ON, she's a very good player)
Venus (She's capable of a few good runs in GS after last year's debacle)

Stonerpova
Dec 18th, 2012, 05:46 AM
You "seeing" or not "seeing" it means absolutely nothing. You probably didn't "see" Serena going 8-0 against Azarenka and Sharapova in 2012 either, but alas, here we are...

It's a prediction thread, so "seeing" or "not seeing" is precisely what all of us are doing here :rolleyes:

Viennalover
Dec 18th, 2012, 11:20 AM
Serena def Petra in the final :)

same here...:(

Juju Nostalgique
Dec 18th, 2012, 11:53 AM
Alexandra Stevenson!












:lol:
http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30200000/Taylor-Swift-Laughing-Gif-taylor-swift-30258989-500-245.gif

StoneRose
Dec 18th, 2012, 02:47 PM
Serena def Petra in the final :)

same here...:(Based on what :confused::lol:. Only the bolded part of this statement makes sense to me.

Start da Game
Dec 18th, 2012, 02:54 PM
they can imprint the name "serena williams" on the trophy already......

Cp6uja
Dec 18th, 2012, 03:12 PM
I don't want to say my prediction here in public because more than 5 years in the row I can't predict WTA AO winner correctly.

But in 2008 I was really close!

hurricanejeanne
Dec 18th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Serena. It's just a question of what peasant* she'll beat in the final.

*Probably Peasants being Pova and Vika.

Exordes
Dec 18th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Hopefully the defending champion will beat the current world no.3 in the Australian Open final in 2013...

http://imageshack.us/a/img811/6988/nostradamus1558newholla.jpg

Aryman3
Dec 18th, 2012, 05:05 PM
Aga just said she wants to be no.1 in 2013
High time to treat her seriously on this Forum
Primitive jokes just don't work

TheLegendof
Dec 18th, 2012, 06:34 PM
Serena.

ReboundAce
Dec 18th, 2012, 07:26 PM
Based on what :confused::lol:. Only the bolded part of this statement makes sense to me.

JUst wait and you'll see...patience dear :cool:

Joe.
Dec 18th, 2012, 09:01 PM
It's a prediction thread, so "seeing" or "not seeing" is precisely what all of us are doing here :rolleyes:

Don't rise to the bait. Williams fans- Serena Fans in particular, are incredibly defensive and argumentative. Just like Serena herself.

;)

dragonflies
Dec 18th, 2012, 09:11 PM
Don't rise to the bait. Williams fans- Serena Fans in particular, are incredibly defensive and argumentative. Just like Serena herself.


;)




I think you are right. :lol:

Just adding that I see Maria fans, in particular on this board, just as defensive and argumentative, perhaps even more aggressive. Just like Maria herself. ;)

Israel
Dec 18th, 2012, 11:34 PM
I hope Petra will do well but I can't bet on her to win. If i had to choose I would have chosen Serena.

Dominic
Dec 19th, 2012, 12:33 AM
I think you are right. :lol:

Just adding that I see Maria fans, in particular on this board, just as defensive and argumentative, perhaps even more aggressive. Just like Maria herself. ;)

Yes that is true, I remember when Maria death threatened a lines person and berated an umpire endlessly I though that was VERY argumentative and aggressive! :(

dragonflies
Dec 19th, 2012, 01:43 AM
Yes that is true, I remember when Maria death threatened a lines person and berated an umpire endlessly I though that was VERY argumentative and aggressive! :(










When will you be able to detect the differences between a real death threat with words that comes out from people when they are being provoked? It's called exaggeration.






When TFers said Kvitova and Na was making 10 millions UEs and killing ticket buyers in stands, did they really make that many UEs, or some people did really get killed?





Do you really believe yourself that Serena was really going to push a tennis ball down to that women throat in front of thousands people in the stadium and millions people all over the world? Is that really possible to do? Have you ever tried to do that yourself? Until you are able to post a clip that you push a ball down to someone's throat to prove it's physically possible, please retire your tired accuse " death thread" on Serena.



Judging by that standards, isn't M Sharapova would be a serial rapist to all the Frenchies when she threatening " Up your ****king asses" ?




And she said that after being provoked by the French guys, no point was taken away from her, at a crucial moment.

Dominic
Dec 19th, 2012, 01:58 AM
When will you be able to detect the differences between a real death threat with words that comes out from people when they are being provoked? It's called exaggeration.

Wow you have so little judgment that you seriously disgust me :help:
First of all, death threats are very often (pretty much always) said when one is being provoked. Does that make it a more acceptable behavior? If you think so, go see a psychiatrist right now. Second of all if Serena felt provoked by the fact that someone was doing her job, then that's another mistake from her.

If an angry guy comes running at you with a baseball bat screaming he's gonna behead you will you be like: "Oh beheading someone with a baseball bat is hardly possible so no worries.."


When TFers said Kvitova and Na was making 10 millions UEs and killing ticket buyers in stands, did they really make that many UEs, or some people did really get killed?

I can't believe you would say something that dumb :weirdo: It's an expression, an image, and it doesn't evoke violence or threatening behavior in any way. A 5 year old child would know that.




Do you really believe yourself that Serena was really going to push a tennis ball down to that women throat in front of thousands people in the stadium and millions people all over the world? Is that really possible to do? Have you ever tried to do that yourself? Until you are able to post a clip that you push a ball down to someone's throat to prove it's physically possible, please retire your tired accuse " death thread" on Serena.

First of all from Serena, that wouldn't be all that surpring, plus a huge aggressive woman pointing you and telling you they're gonna hurt you is scary, second of all, who cares if I believed she would do it or not, like I said, physically threatening linesjudges when you are not happy is not acceptable behavior. do you agree or do you think everyone should do that?

Judging by that standards, isn't M Sharapova would be a serial rapist to all the Frenchies when she threatening " Up your ****king asses" ?


You need to look up the word "threaten" in the dictionary cause it doesn't apply to this situation at all. That's not even remotely comparable no matter how stupid one is.

dragonflies
Dec 19th, 2012, 02:47 AM
Wow you have so little judgment that you seriously disgust me :help:
First of all, death threats are very often (pretty much always) said when one is being provoked. Does that make it a more acceptable behavior? If you think so, go see a psychiatrist right now. Second of all if Serena felt provoked by the fact that someone was doing her job, then that's another mistake from her.

If an angry guy comes running at you with a baseball bat screaming he's gonna behead you will you be like: "Oh beheading someone with a baseball bat is hardly possible so no worries.."


I can't believe you would say something that dumb :weirdo: It's an expression, an image, and it doesn't evoke violence or threatening behavior in any way. A 5 year old child would know that.








First of all from Serena, that wouldn't be all that surpring, plus a huge aggressive woman pointing you and telling you they're gonna hurt you is scary, second of all, who cares if I believed she would do it or not, like I said, physically threatening linesjudges when you are not happy is not acceptable behavior. do you agree or do you think everyone should do that?


You need to look up the word "threaten" in the dictionary cause it doesn't apply to this situation at all. That's not even remotely comparable no matter how stupid one is.






:lol: typical horny crazy rabbit fan boy who is not very bright. I suggest you consult someone else, preferably an educated one who is able to read, before you continue to post, because I'm not wasting my time on you.


First of all, since you are unable to read, let me tell you there was no place in my post that you could say I would agree with what Serena did, or saying that was an acceptable behavior. Don't put words into my mouth. That would mean something different. Unlike you, I can distinguish what is a genuine threat and what people might say when they lose their mind by being provoked.


Threatening a person doesn't have to require that you have to say that in front of that person ( Oh, Maria did scream that directly to those French guys). If it required so, the guy who threaten to kill Obama on his own Facebook didn't have to be put into jail since he didn't say that directly to Obama.


Finally, I'm not going to argue with guys like you on a tennis message board since what you said didn't make sense at all. Too much for someone with English as their mother language. I'd rather discuss things with my lawyer friends despite I'm kind of a science guy and English is not a language that I grow up with. At least, those guys are able to hold their discussion and not prone to use words like " dumb" and " stupid" freely, irrationally like you did. Have a good evening.:cool:

Dominic
Dec 19th, 2012, 03:11 AM
:lol: typical horny crazy rabbit fan boy who is not very bright. I suggest you consult someone else, preferably an educated one who is able to read, before you continue to post, because I'm not wasting my time on you.
Wow it's fun to talk to you because you manage to be wrong in EVERY single thing you say.
That made like no sense at all and it had no substance whatsoever, the only thing that made sense (that you suggested inadvertantly) was that you're uneducated and can't read. :lol:

First of all, since you are unable to read, let me tell you there was no place in my post that you could say I would agree with what Serena did, or saying that was an acceptable behavior. Don't put words into my mouth. That would mean something different. Unlike you, I can distinguish what is a genuine threat and what people might say when they lose their mind by being provoked.

Oh really? then what are you arguing about then? If we are both saying it wasn't acceptable behavior? That is basically my whole point :weirdo: Like I already said, ppl who lose their minds and are provoked can be very dangerous and are susceptible to be agressive and violent, you trying to say that somehow Serena's threats were somehow ok, or not to be taken seriously because she was losing her mind and going crazy is nonsensical.

Plus the fact that she did feel provoked and she did lose her mind is inexcusable in itself.
Threatening a person doesn't have to require that you have to say that in front of that person ( Oh, Maria did scream that directly to those French guys). If it required so, the guy who threaten to kill Obama on his own Facebook didn't have to be put into jail since he didn't say that directly to Obama.

Dude whatever the hell you say about that what Maria said can't be called a threat because it wasn't said in the form of a threat at all, she didn't say she was gonna do anything to anyone, all she did is cuss basically. Plus having something up your ass is not even physically threatening in any way :lol:

Finally, I'm not going to argue with guys like you on a tennis message board since what you said didn't make sense at all. Too much for someone with English as their mother language. I'd rather discuss things with my lawyer friends despite I'm kind of a science guy and English is not a language that I grow up with. At least, those guys are able to hold their discussion and not prone to use words like " dumb" and " stupid" freely, irrationally like you did. Have a good evening.:cool:
:lol: first of all english is not even my first language, it is french, second of all, all I said was that physically threatening linesjudges and berating umpires endlessly when you're not happy is waaaaay more aggressive behavior than anything Maria did, if you don't think that makes sense, go back to first grade.

Sorry for the name calling but you have showed a few times you have absolutely no judgment so they were not used freely and irrationally.

SilverPersian
Dec 19th, 2012, 04:13 AM
I'm feeling another Azarenka slam, to be honest.

Royals.
Dec 19th, 2012, 06:24 AM
When will you be able to detect the differences between a real death threat with words that comes out from people when they are being provoked? It's called exaggeration.






When TFers said Kvitova and Na was making 10 millions UEs and killing ticket buyers in stands, did they really make that many UEs, or some people did really get killed?





Do you really believe yourself that Serena was really going to push a tennis ball down to that women throat in front of thousands people in the stadium and millions people all over the world? Is that really possible to do? Have you ever tried to do that yourself? Until you are able to post a clip that you push a ball down to someone's throat to prove it's physically possible, please retire your tired accuse " death thread" on Serena.



Judging by that standards, isn't M Sharapova would be a serial rapist to all the Frenchies when she threatening " Up your ****king asses" ?




And she said that after being provoked by the French guys, no point was taken away from her, at a crucial moment.

Thank you!

Thanks for putting these scrubs in their places. :kiss:

Royals.
Dec 19th, 2012, 06:30 AM
Wow it's fun to talk to you because you manage to be wrong in EVERY single thing you say.
That made like no sense at all and it had no substance whatsoever, the only thing that made sense (that you suggested inadvertantly) was that you're uneducated and can't read. :lol:



Oh really? then what are you arguing about then? If we are both saying it wasn't acceptable behavior? That is basically my whole point :weirdo: Like I already said, ppl who lose their minds and are provoked can be very dangerous and are susceptible to be agressive and violent, you trying to say that somehow Serena's threats were somehow ok, or not to be taken seriously because she was losing her mind and going crazy is nonsensical.

Plus the fact that she did feel provoked and she did lose her mind is inexcusable in itself.


Dude whatever the hell you say about that what Maria said can't be called a threat because it wasn't said in the form of a threat at all, she didn't say she was gonna do anything to anyone, all she did is cuss basically. Plus having something up your ass is not even physically threatening in any way :lol:


:lol: first of all english is not even my first language, it is french, second of all, all I said was that physically threatening linesjudges and berating umpires endlessly when you're not happy is waaaaay more aggressive behavior than anything Maria did, if you don't think that makes sense, go back to first grade.

Sorry for the name calling but you have showed a few times you have absolutely no judgment so they were not used freely and irrationally.

Oh purleaaaase. Masha ain't no angel. That bitch was darn right RUDE to the French crowd. Just because she ain't... You know.. I won't even go into details. I think we all know why nothing was said of it.

Serena made a mistake, we all acknowledge that. But don't act as if Masha is some sort of Angel. Because she can get just as bitchy and aggressive as anyone else. At least Serena manages to keep it cute... At times.

bandabou
Dec 19th, 2012, 06:40 AM
Dominic...are you STILL going about this?! Get a life man! :lol:

So who's gonna win the Oz open? Isn't that what the thread was about?! :shrug:

Royals.
Dec 19th, 2012, 06:46 AM
Dominic...are you STILL going about this?! Get a life man!:lol:

So who's gonna win the Oz open? Isn't that what the thread was about?! :shrug:

LMAO. :lol:

Then I'm told I have "issues" it's clear certain people do too... :lol:

doomsday
Dec 19th, 2012, 06:57 AM
Oh purleaaaase. Masha ain't no angel. That bitch was darn right RUDE to the French crowd. Just because she ain't... You know.. I won't even go into details. I think we all know why nothing was said of it.

Serena made a mistake, we all acknowledge that. But don't act as if Masha is some sort of Angel. Because she can get just as bitchy and aggressive as anyone else. At least Serena manages to keep it cute... At times.

She ain't what :help:
Don't go there the thread was perfectly fine before you came in here baiting on Masha fans, sth you're doing quite well these days I have to say.

Joe.
Dec 19th, 2012, 01:47 PM
Just adding that I see Maria fans, in particular on this board, just as defensive and argumentative, perhaps even more aggressive. Just like Maria herself. ;)

Example? :weirdo:

Joe.
Dec 19th, 2012, 01:55 PM
Oh purleaaaase. Masha ain't no angel. That bitch was darn right RUDE to the French crowd. Just because she ain't... You know.. I won't even go into details. I think we all know why nothing was said of it.

Serena made a mistake, we all acknowledge that. But don't act as if Masha is some sort of Angel. Because she can get just as bitchy and aggressive as anyone else. At least Serena manages to keep it cute... At times.

When has Maria ever been as aggressive as Serena has been on NUMEROUS occasions? The answer is never.

How on earth can you compare Maria's response to the crowd at the FO? I doubt any of the crowd heard her and it lasted all of 3 seconds.

How can these outbursts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFFOP63vMBY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUmTldUOGiI

be compared to this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNPYU4TZBb4

They can't. End of dicussion.

aguy9797
Dec 19th, 2012, 02:38 PM
I hope Vika will come stronger next year. There is still so much room for improvements in Vika's game, as opposed to Serena, who pretty much played her best tennis last year, and can't really make any dramatic improvements in her game anymore.

Vika also seems very motivated and committed, plus, she has really good team of people who will make these improvements happen. I hope to see some better serve in Australia. This should give her another title, imo.

Also curious of what Petrova will show. I always thought she has completely underutilized potential. Just wonder how long this positive change associated with a new coach will last. Maybe, Nadia will finally put her s**t together at least for one good year before she retires :scratch:

ZeroSumGame
Dec 19th, 2012, 04:49 PM
Haha oh sorry, didn't know I would get attacked by Serena fans just because I don't think she's gonna win a tournament. MY BAD.

Thread clearly says "Predict who will win" not who will most likely lose, ...pick ur fav & move on, why hate & troll an entire fan base for the comments of one stan? :wavey:

dragonflies
Dec 19th, 2012, 09:03 PM
When has Maria ever been as aggressive as Serena has been on NUMEROUS occasions? The answer is never.

How on earth can you compare Maria's response to the crowd at the FO? I doubt any of the crowd heard her and it lasted all of 3 seconds.

How can these outbursts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFFOP63vMBY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUmTldUOGiI

be compared to this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNPYU4TZBb4

They can't. End of dicussion.




Please use your brain for once and stop making ignorant comments. You can't compare Serena's extreme circumstances with Maria's when the similarities didn't applied. In the above mentioned, Serena was robbed crucial points that could cost her the match and Grand Slam titles while Maria never has experienced anything like that ( wonder why?).




Eva Aderaski's inconsistence in her umpiring can't be tolerated as " doing her job" because she wasn't. With the similar circumstance in a previous match , she was giving out a warning, while at a more important match ( finals), she was blatantly took away a point from Serena and gave it to Stosur while Serena was hitting a clear winner and Stosur barely had her racquet on the ball. It was a clear winner and only sad ignorant people could deny it. The rule in this case, as debated several times on multiple forums, was to make it fair, not to be unfair, since it was a poor excuse as " hindrance" when the sound occured right at the time Sam ran and extent her full reach yet still barely touch the ball with her frame, as if she was listening to the sound and pull back.




I didn't want to bring it up again, so I mentioned without any examples as those have been debated, but people like you forced it by asking again and again ( with the retard sign which represented yourself well).



In normal circumstances, which are not happened in the heat of the matches, Maria is often more aggressive than Serena.





In response to Aga's remark, Maria was mocking " Isn't she back to Poland already?", When told about Aga (? ) needed a medical time out, she mocked" Is her last name Jankovic? ". When Aga was running back and forth trying to keep the ball in play and frustrated Maria, she creamed in Aga's face " Run, run!!!" implying " You keep running, ****, and this is what for you for all your running! ". And the " Up your **** asses!!!!" as mentioned earlier.




Serena usually is more tolerated when she was being attacked by other players. Responded to Hingis that her family are " they have big mouths". She responded" You could see my mouth isn't that big" and only referred to the attacker as a result of a " having lacking of a formal education".




When Serena was being mocked of her physical shape by many players on the tours ( Caroline included), she didn't care or even commented on or asked them to stop.




Overall, you can come to the conclusion that Maria is more aggressive than Serena in normal circumstance in interviews, actually I mentioned more "aggressive" in my original post was more about her style of play which is more aggressive, but even when you talk about her interviews, then she isn't someone who stayed there for people attack her without having her share of saying.

Serena is more aggressive in the matches when they were pushed to extreme circumstances which is something Maria has the luxury of not having experienced yet.

MrProdigy555
Dec 19th, 2012, 09:51 PM
It's a prediction thread, so "seeing" or "not seeing" is precisely what all of us are doing here :rolleyes:
False, bitch.

"Seeing" and not "seeing" is NOT what we're doing. We're chiming in on who we think have the best chances of hoisting the trophy. Me saying I can't "see" Sharapova or Azarenka winning would be ignorant as hell, seeing as they were 2 of the 3 players that pretty much dominated in 2012. Sooo...mind your business.

Also, it says "predict who will win the Australian Open," if you don't think Serena will win that is completely fine, but this thread isn't about that. It's about selecting someone whom you believe WILL win, soooo...again, Serena shouldn't have been typed (if you can't see her winning).

*middle fingers up* kiss mah ass.

Joe.
Dec 19th, 2012, 10:06 PM
Serena is more aggressive in the matches when they were pushed to extreme circumstances which is something Maria has the luxury of not having experienced yet.

Somehow I can't see Maria directing a tirade of abuse (which includes threatening to shove a f**king ball down her f**king throat) directly a line judge OR informing an Umpire that she doesn't want to bump into her in the corridor OR calling an Umpire 'ugly on the inside'. Serena is 10 times more aggressive than Maria and that's a fact. Arguing your point is irrelevant as there is no proof of Maria even coming close to Serena's levels of aggression. It doesn't matter how bad the call is, Maria would never behave the way Serena has done in the past.

And also, if you think I'm going to read the whole of that post you're mistaken.

False, bitch.

"Seeing" and not "seeing" is NOT what we're doing. We're chiming in on who we think have the best chances of hoisting the trophy. Me saying I can't "see" Sharapova or Azarenka winning would be ignorant as hell, seeing as they were 2 of the 3 players that pretty much dominated in 2012. Sooo...mind your business.

Also, it says "predict who will win the Australian Open," if you don't think Serena will win that is completely fine, but this thread isn't about that. It's about selecting someone whom you believe WILL win, soooo...again, Serena shouldn't have been typed (if you can't see her winning).

*middle fingers up* kiss mah ass.

Are you 12 years old? You're immaturity is laughable.

MrProdigy555
Dec 19th, 2012, 10:23 PM
Somehow I can't see Maria directing a tirade of abuse (which includes threatening to shove a f**king ball down her f**king throat) directly a line judge OR informing an Umpire that she doesn't want to bump into her in the corridor OR calling an Umpire 'ugly on the inside'. Serena is 10 times more aggressive than Maria and that's a fact. Arguing your point is irrelevant as there is no proof of Maria even coming close to Serena's levels of aggression. It doesn't matter how bad the call is, Maria would never behave the way Serena has done in the past.

And also, if you think I'm going to read the whole of that post you're mistaken.



Are you 12 years old? You're immaturity is laughable.
:shrug: :kiss:

dragonflies
Dec 19th, 2012, 10:37 PM
Somehow I can't see Maria directing a tirade of abuse (which includes threatening to shove a f**king ball down her f**king throat) directly a line judge OR informing an Umpire that she doesn't want to bump into her in the corridor OR calling an Umpire 'ugly on the inside'. Serena is 10 times more aggressive than Maria and that's a fact. Arguing your point is irrelevant as there is no proof of Maria even coming close to Serena's levels of aggression. It doesn't matter how bad the call is, Maria would never behave the way Serena has done in the past.

And also, if you think I'm going to read the whole of that post you're mistaken.


.





Your argument is failed on so many levels.


1. As mentioned, the aggression that I mentioned about Maria was more about her style of play. You chose to interpreted it in a different way, then went on argue and only listening to your own side of "reasons".



2. Supporting your own argument based on materials like " I can't see it happen...., etc" is weak and laughable, because you just can't guarantee anything about another person that you have no control on, when the things haven't had chances to happen yet. It's fortunate for you ( and for others) that you are not a police officer or a judge, or you will set to be in several " surprises" everyday. Many of serial killers were viewed as " good persons, never had anything controversial" by people who met them daily. And before some morons who can't read jump in and accuse me of comparing Maria to a serial killer, this is only a support details for saying you can't judge unknown people merely by their appearances of behaviors.


3. I didn't expect you to read the entire post. Most ignorant people usually jump on some small details and limited, failed argument then say" End of discussion" like they are given the authority to say which is the truth. Unfortunately, it's not.


Besides, if you don't want to read it or afraid of getting involved , then don't bring it up.

Charlatan
Dec 19th, 2012, 10:41 PM
False, bitch.

"Seeing" and not "seeing" is NOT what we're doing. We're chiming in on who we think have the best chances of hoisting the trophy. Me saying I can't "see" Sharapova or Azarenka winning would be ignorant as hell, seeing as they were 2 of the 3 players that pretty much dominated in 2012. Sooo...mind your business.

Also, it says "predict who will win the Australian Open," if you don't think Serena will win that is completely fine, but this thread isn't about that. It's about selecting someone whom you believe WILL win, soooo...again, Serena shouldn't have been typed (if you can't see her winning).

*middle fingers up* kiss mah ass.

:hug:

Nabalonge
Dec 19th, 2012, 10:51 PM
They can't. End of dicussion.


The discussion was centered around predicting who would win the Australian Open. That is until you decided to derail it.

dragonflies
Dec 19th, 2012, 10:58 PM
The discussion was centered around predicting who would win the Australian Open. That is until you decided to derail it.






This.


He was shading " Serena's aggression" in a thread about predicting the AO's winners, then shut off others who disagreed by " End of discussion." As if he is the voice of God. :tape:

Dominic
Dec 19th, 2012, 11:14 PM
Your argument is failed on so many levels.
1. As mentioned, the aggression that I mentioned about Maria was more about her style of play. You chose to interpreted it in a different way, then went on argue and only listening to your own side of "reasons".

Are you really trying to make us believe that!? Everyone was talking about how some posters are on the defensive and get really aggressive easily and you said most Maria fans are like that, just like her and you're now trying to make this pass for something else now that you've been completely pwned :o

2. Supporting your own argument based on materials like " I can't see it happen....,"
How about basing it on materials like: IT NEVER HAPPENED.


3. I didn't expect you to read the entire post. Most ignorant people usually jump on some small details and limited, failed argument then say" End of discussion" like they are given the authority to say which is the truth. Unfortunately, it's not.

I think he saw the beginning of your post was so incredibly biased and lacked judgment that it wasn't worth it to read the rest, which I unfortunately did.

Dominic
Dec 19th, 2012, 11:24 PM
Please use your brain for once and stop making ignorant comments. You can't compare Serena's extreme circumstances with Maria's when the similarities didn't applied. In the above mentioned, Serena was robbed crucial points that could cost her the match and Grand Slam titles while Maria never has experienced anything like that ( wonder why?).

First of all Serena has been a bitch and said disrespectful things VERY often in the past in interviews and such (comments about ATP players, the completely disgusting comment belittling Safina's achievments, comments about Hingis etc. the list is very long) and second of all, she wasn't "robbed" anything, there are rules in tennis you realize that?


Eva Aderaski's inconsistence in her umpiring can't be tolerated as " doing her job" because she wasn't. With the similar circumstance in a previous match , she was giving out a warning, while at a more important match ( finals), she was blatantly took away a point from Serena and gave it to Stosur while Serena was hitting a clear winner and Stosur barely had her racquet on the ball. It was a clear winner and only sad ignorant people could deny it. The rule in this case, as debated several times on multiple forums, was to make it fair, not to be unfair, since it was a poor excuse as " hindrance" when the sound occured right at the time Sam ran and extent her full reach yet still barely touch the ball with her frame, as if she was listening to the sound and pull back.

You're right, let's change the rules of tennis just to make Serena look less like a psycho during that incident :rolleyes: If you scream "COME ON" before or during the time someone is touching/hitting the ball you lose the point. End of discussion. Serena wasn't robbed a point the rules were applied EXACTLY the way they should, and if they weren't in the past, the mistake was made at that moment.

I'm sure (in fact, I know) Maria has been involved in matches where the footfault rule or the hindrance rule was applied and she did not react like that. In fact, no other player besides Serena did.

dragonflies
Dec 19th, 2012, 11:31 PM
Are you really trying to make us believe that!? Everyone was talking about how some posters are on the defensive and get really aggressive easily and you said most Maria fans are like that, just like her and you're now trying to make this pass for something else now that you've been completely pwned :o

How about basing it on materials like: IT NEVER HAPPENED.


I think he saw the beginning of your post was so incredibly biased and lacked judgment that it wasn't worth it to read the rest, which I unfortunately did.









I only responded to posters ,who I thought are able to carry somewhat reasoning arguments and restraining from calling names, aka, adults or with mature manners. Unfortunately, you are not included.




Since most, if not all, of your " arguments" have no substances and no logical base, so I refuse to exchange words with you. Your positive rep to me earlier to apologize about your " rudeness" was definitely insincere and not going to change my mind about you.


Go on and call me names because it's gonna say more about you as a person than about me, if you know what I mean. Good luck with your posting. ;)

Cajka
Dec 19th, 2012, 11:38 PM
Are you 12 years old? You're immaturity is laughable.

Apart from the finger part, his post was OK. :shrug:

Dominic
Dec 19th, 2012, 11:41 PM
I only responded to posters ,who I thought are able to carry somewhat reasoning arguments and restraining from calling names, aka, adults or with mature manners. Unfortunately, you are not included.

Since most, if not all, of your " arguments" have no substances and no logical base, so I refuse to exchange words with you. Your positive rep to me earlier to apologize about your " rudeness" was definitely insincere and not going to change my mind about you.

Go on and call me names because it's gonna say more about you as a person than about me, if you know what I mean. Good luck with your posting. ;)

Yes it's not logical to say that there shouldn't be an exception to the rules because it's Serena :haha: And it's not logical to say that you can't say Maria would have been more agressive than Serena because very similar circumstances happened to her and she wasn't agressive at all :lol:

Well it was sincere actually, hence I didn't call you names in my next replies (although you make it SOOO hard with your ignorance and bias).

I'm just gonna take this as you failed really bad, your arguments were exposed as completely ridiculous and filled with double standards and lack of judgment, so you no longer want to reply :lol:

I agree that name calling used randomly says more about the one who says them than otherwise but I mean you did show you have no judgment, you're very biased and you have no logic (always pulling out a completely nonsensical excuse for Serena's inexcusable behavior) so in this case it's appropriate to be less than nice.

MashaAzarenka
Dec 20th, 2012, 01:22 AM
Thread clearly says "Predict who will win" not who will most likely lose, ...pick ur fav & move on, why hate & troll an entire fan base for the comments of one stan? :wavey:

PLEASE tell me how I was hating on Serena. I said I don't see Serena winning, sue me. Also, I clearly picked Vika to win. So you bitches can hop off :)

Douce
Dec 20th, 2012, 01:32 AM
Anyways, moving forward...I believe that Serena will take the Oz this year!

Aryman3
Dec 20th, 2012, 02:45 AM
It's so hard to determine: Aga or Ula

bandabou
Dec 20th, 2012, 06:15 AM
:hug:

your sig is cute. Was this at the time she was losing to Radwanska at the U.S. open?!

kudos to Masha, never expected her to have a Pierce-like pattern ( one major every four years.)

doomsday
Dec 20th, 2012, 07:31 AM
your sig is cute. Was this at the time she was losing to Radwanska at the U.S. open?!

kudos to Masha, never expected her to have a Pierce-like pattern ( one major every four years.)

No it wasn't but even if it was, I'm sure now you can understand Dsanders's thread a lot more after Serena's loss to Razzano :lol:

And just so you know, Pierce pattern was 1 major every 5 years, not that it matters since she never had to deal with a shoulder injury unlike Maria.

bandabou
Dec 20th, 2012, 07:50 AM
No it wasn't but even if it was, I'm sure now you can understand Dsanders's thread a lot more after Serena's loss to Razzano :lol:

And just so you know, Pierce pattern was 1 major every 5 years, not that it matters since she never had to deal with a shoulder injury unlike Maria.

Uhhmmm...I made my comment when masha went two YEARS without even going past QF's at any majors.
Douchesanders made the comment one day or so after Serena's loss. big difference, no?! :shrug:

TheDream
Dec 20th, 2012, 08:03 AM
No it wasn't but even if it was, I'm sure now you can understand Dsanders's thread a lot more after Serena's loss to Razzano :lol:

And just so you know, Pierce pattern was 1 major every 5 years, not that it matters since she never had to deal with a shoulder injury unlike Maria.

Don't get it twisted dumbsday. Dslanders started that thread without anticipating Serena dominating everything after. He keeps saying that nothing in that thread he created was disproven but he's being facetious. He said he didn't expect her to win more than 3 majors in her career, and there's no way in hell he figured she would limit that gap from 3 to 1 so quickly. So, he's being facetious to even believe we would fall for his :bs: about his thoughts haven't been disproven when he knows he wouldn't have started that thread if he had any approximation she would dominate the end of the season like she did.

doomsday
Dec 20th, 2012, 08:05 AM
Uhhmmm...I made my comment when masha went two YEARS without even going past QF's at any majors.
Douchesanders made the comment one day or so after Serena's loss. big difference, no?! :shrug:

So? Serena had already lost early at Wimbledon, lost the US final( big shock here) early at the OZ and finally the first round loss to Razzano.
And the difference is I think he expected Serena to win majors again though, not that fast but still he expected so, you didn't at all.


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bandabou
Dec 20th, 2012, 08:12 AM
So? Serena had already lost early at Wimbledon, lost the US final( big shock here) early at the OZ and finally the first round loss to Razzano.
And the difference is I think he expected Serena to win majors again though, not that fast but still he expected so, you didn't at all.


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'11 Wimby first major back after a year...you're gonna hold it against her?
'11 u.s. open..already improvement after Wimby ( remember..it took Masha 3 years to reach another final)
'12 oz open..still after-efects from that ankle-injury, tough loss..but foot wasn't totally healthy.
'12 rg..shocker. only real shocker.

And then well...:lol:

But whatever...if you REALLY REALLY believe that Douchesanders actually believed that Serena would win another 3 majors, then you're REALLY DUMBSday.

doomsday
Dec 20th, 2012, 08:25 AM
'11 Wimby first major back after a year...you're gonna hold it against her?
'11 u.s. open..already improvement after Wimby ( remember..it took Masha 3 years to reach another final)
'12 oz open..still after-efects from that ankle-injury, tough loss..but foot wasn't totally healthy.
'12 rg..shocker. only real shocker.

And then well...:lol:

But whatever...if you REALLY REALLY believe that Douchesanders actually believed that Serena would win another 3 majors, then you're REALLY DUMBSday.

Calm down :lol: I already said that he expected her to win majors again, but not so fast that's for sure. I didn't either, she really knocked us on the end of the season.

The point is, you wrote Maria completely off in your comment.
I was just wondering how you could hold it against him so baaaadly when we know that you were doing worse.:shrug:

Joelina
Dec 20th, 2012, 08:36 AM
Serena, Maria, Vika and hopefully Kvitova will come back stronger in 2013, these four are my picks

bandabou
Dec 20th, 2012, 08:37 AM
Calm down :lol: I already said that he expected her to win majors again, but not so fast that's for sure. I didn't either, she really knocked us on the end of the season.

The point is, you wrote Maria completely off in your comment.
I was just wondering how you could hold it against him so baaaadly when we know that you were doing worse.:shrug:

He's a total joke. He knew the thread would come to bite him. He didn't even have the cojones to say what he REALLY meant..him writing 3 more majors at most, was just to not to totally lose face..but well, we'll talk next year :lol:

At the time I didn't see Maria winning another major and well: nobody saw Maria becoming Claypova. :lol:
But she proved me wrong. :hatoff:

Now let's wait and see if Douchesanders would ever admit that he was wrong.

NashaMasha
Dec 20th, 2012, 02:49 PM
He's a total joke. He knew the thread would come to bite him. He didn't even have the cojones to say what he REALLY meant..him writing 3 more majors at most, was just to not to totally lose face..but well, we'll talk next year :lol:

At the time I didn't see Maria winning another major and well: nobody saw Maria becoming Claypova. :lol:
But she proved me wrong. :hatoff:

Now let's wait and see if Douchesanders would ever admit that he was wrong.

i guess Maria will be proving you wrong next year either :)

bandabou
Dec 20th, 2012, 03:44 PM
i guess Maria will be proving you wrong next year either :)

I expect Maria to do well next year. So there wouldn't be much proving wrong there, no?! :shrug:

At the time I made that comment it was 2 years and I think Maria just lost to Caro at the U.S. open, so she had just one QF ( at RG) in those two years and only one other 4r..so it was a good sample.

Douchesanders opened his big mouth when it wasn't even a year into Serena's return and she had already netted a final at the Open, so there wasn't no need to make no thread and then paint it cute by saying: 3 majors tops. :wavey:

KeysisGOAT
Dec 20th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Well ultimately there are four options that can be considered likely. The first is Serena. She is, and will continue to be in with a very good chance of winning any given tournament if she's on form. However, the fact that she's just had surgery may impact her ability to play at her highest level. She could win, or she could crash out disappointingly early to a worse player. Who knows.

The second is Sharapova. If Serena crashes out early (or at least before the semis/finals) she was a consistent threat in the Slams last year, making the finals of the Australian Open. If her nemesis is out of the picture, the possibility of her taking the title can't be overlooked.

Thirdly there's Azarenka. She's been consistently good on hardcourts and is the defending champion. She can't be overlooked. There's nothing else that needs to be said.

The fourth is someone completely unexpected. This is the WTA, shocking results and surprising outcomes border on being the norm. Petra winning? Perhaps! Na beating Serena and Azarenka only to lose to an unseeded player in the final? Why not! Wozniaki beating Serena in the final? Well OK... that's not going to happen, but you see my point.

I'm going to bet on Azarenka defending though.

crystal ball
Dec 20th, 2012, 06:36 PM
It's nice to see that most people don't even consider Aga Radwanska as a contender for the title. Usually that's when she is most dangerous :)

Stonerpova
Dec 20th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Well ultimately there are four options that can be considered likely. The first is Serena. She is, and will continue to be in with a very good chance of winning any given tournament if she's on form. However, the fact that she's just had surgery may impact her ability to play at her highest level. She could win, or she could crash out disappointingly early to a worse player. Who knows.

The second is Sharapova. If Serena crashes out early (or at least before the semis/finals) she was a consistent threat in the Slams last year, making the finals of the Australian Open. If her nemesis is out of the picture, the possibility of her taking the title can't be overlooked.

Thirdly there's Azarenka. She's been consistently good on hardcourts and is the defending champion. She can't be overlooked. There's nothing else that needs to be said.

The fourth is someone completely unexpected. This is the WTA, shocking results and surprising outcomes border on being the norm. Petra winning? Perhaps! Na beating Serena and Azarenka only to lose to an unseeded player in the final? Why not! Wozniaki beating Serena in the final? Well OK... that's not going to happen, but you see my point.

I'm going to bet on Azarenka defending though.

Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest :lol:

Adrian.
Dec 20th, 2012, 06:47 PM
Rena will win it :cheer:

Start da Game
Dec 20th, 2012, 07:07 PM
serena beats xxxxxx 6-3, 6-2 in the final......

marineblue
Dec 20th, 2012, 07:19 PM
If she is healthy then Serena. If not her then anything goes and it is all wide open. I wouldn´t be surprised to see another first-time slam winner come out of this.

MrProdigy555
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:58 PM
It's so hard to determine: Aga or Ula
:lol:!

Third Mall
Dec 29th, 2012, 10:03 PM
I'm going to go completely crazy and say Errani.

Ana'sProcess
Dec 29th, 2012, 10:13 PM
Speaking of favourites, it will be Serena or Maria. If they get eliminated before the final, than Azarenka comes as a third favourite, but I do believe there is a 50% chance that non of these three reaches final, so this AO might go to some of these girls: Stosur, Ivanovic, Kerber, Wozniacki, Li. Let's see what happens. :)

Jack.
Dec 29th, 2012, 10:27 PM
Hopefully Li Na can make a good run to the quarters and then we'll see from there! :cheer:
and Caroline please make 4r at least to redeem some credibility. :hysteric:
Vika and Serena for the title IMO.

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 10:30 PM
Li or Petra vs Masha in the final I hope :)

if its Li - expect a shitfest :hysteric:

Gaby Gasparyan
Dec 30th, 2012, 10:42 AM
I need to see the draw first also, the Sydney tournament will give you a good guide as to who is 'G'EEED-UP' the most

oneshot
Dec 30th, 2012, 11:06 AM
Na beating Serena and Azarenka only to lose to an unseeded player in the final?

This is so going to happen :sobbing: