View Full Version : Outside of your favorite who would you like to see take home the Roland Garros trophy

Dawn Marie
Apr 18th, 2003, 06:48 AM
My top 3 picks outside of my favorite's(Venus and Serena) that I would like to see win RG are as follows:

In no particular order and why:

1.Henin-Well since she first started playing she has always wanted to win this slam. I mean come on, how can you not one day be glad to see her win RG? The story of her being a little girl and telling her mom, that she would one day win on the red clay is endearing. I want her to win one for her mother. She has the game for it.. could this be her year?

2.Rubin-She is a great person who has put in the hard work. She has the court savy to win here. If anyone deserves it it is Chanda! Imho this is the slam that Chanda can very well take on home. It would be so sweet to see her holding up the trophy, smiling away. Without a doubt a kodak moment and a VCR tape for the future.

3.Amelie-She is French, she is a clay courter. She really wants to win here. She has the court savy to win RG and the crowd would be thrilled. I mean who wouldn't want Momo to win her first slam at home. In front of the crowds. It's been awhile since a French women has won it at home. (I'm not countin Mary Pierce). Momo deserves to win a slam in France, she is a hard worker, has overcome her mental mindset and nerves. Could this be her year?

In short I think it would be nice for Chanda to have a slam under her belt, she's not getting any younger, Justine's win woud be tearful, because of her mother and the story that surrounds it. Amelie would finally win one for France.

Apr 18th, 2003, 06:55 AM
My favourtie is Justine...

Who I would want to see win it besides her....

NO ONE! no j/k

#1 would be Monica, cause it would be great to win one more slam in her career and after this year I think she will have 0% chance of ever winning a slam again

I can't really think of nayone else I'd pick for this...maybe conchita martinez?

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:00 AM
Kim Clijsters because she is the slamless person who was the closest at winning one, it would be tragic if she never did.

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:01 AM
Amelie Mauresmo, Jelena Dokic, Iva Majoli.

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:03 AM
Kim Clijsters because she is the slamless person who was the closest at winning one, it would be tragic if she never did.

Notable mention to Conchita Martinez as well.

Dawn Marie
Apr 18th, 2003, 07:05 AM
Agree, notable mention to Conchita Martinez.

Venus Forever
Apr 18th, 2003, 07:13 AM
Besides my next three favorites who would never win, I'd pick:

Monica Seles, Chanda Rubin, and Iva Majoli

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:16 AM
I have so many favourites, it's hard to come up with a list. But if I limited my favourites to just Venus and Serena, then I'd want:

1. Monica
2. Kim
3. DINARA!!! :angel:

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:24 AM
Monica Seles
Lindsay Davenport--to complete the Grand Slam for her
Chanda Rubin

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:25 AM
Monica Seles

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:26 AM
conchita's my favourite, so i'll go for lindsay davenport

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:51 AM
1. Seles (a QF would be nice)
2. Alicia (I'll be happy if she makes the 3rd Round or better)
3. Jelena (a QF or SF would be awesome ;) )

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:53 AM
of course Justine is my number one favourite..

but besides her... I wouldn't mind if Kim won

Apr 18th, 2003, 08:00 AM
conchita or monica

Apr 18th, 2003, 08:35 AM
baring TOP 12,
1. Anna Kournikova...for obvious reasons
2. Sandrine Testud....she actually has a ranking
which means she can still go in there and play
3. Ai Sugiyama.....1st Asian to do so....

Apr 18th, 2003, 08:39 AM
Besides Venus or Serena (In that order :-)

My pics would be

in no particular order

Justine - She works so damn hard and she doesn't get enough respect :-) Nice to see the little guy/gal win one.

Kimmie- She almost one it before and ... I just like her.

Jennifer- Was on my shitlist for quite sometime, but, miracles happen and I would like to see her continue to be at the top of her game.

Apr 18th, 2003, 09:08 AM
are you serious?? I'm confused

Apr 18th, 2003, 09:11 AM
I'm talking about the guy/gal thing :rolleyes:
ya, guys dont like to be called gals......:)

Apr 18th, 2003, 09:15 AM
...oooh I wasn't calling her a guy ... its more of a saying "the little guy", but she isn't a guy so I modified and added gal ...that came off wrong .....sorry

Apr 18th, 2003, 09:17 AM
oh, ok

Apr 18th, 2003, 09:17 AM
LOL I thought you were offended I was calling her little :-) I'm 5'2" so I can relate to being the little guy ...gal actually :-)

The Guilty
Apr 18th, 2003, 09:32 AM
Monica or Kim

Apr 18th, 2003, 09:38 AM
My favorite Justine aside, I'd love to see Martina Hingis return to the tour and win the only slam she hasn't won yet! :sad:
I would also be happy if Seles won it, or Mary Pierce, or Anna Kournikova to finally get everyone off her back!

King Lindsay
Apr 18th, 2003, 09:43 AM
Uhhh, if Lindsay or Amelie can't.....

I guess Justine.

Monica, I suppose. would be sentimental.

Irina Spirlea ..... (shut up! It's still more likely than Anna)

Apr 18th, 2003, 10:18 AM
If not Monica,

then Amelie



Apr 18th, 2003, 11:09 AM
Well if I have to discount Seles & Lucic I would like to see any of these three win it:

Venus Williams

Apr 18th, 2003, 11:15 AM
Mary Pierce

Iva Majoli

Daniela Hantuchova

Apr 18th, 2003, 12:02 PM
Aside from Jen and Elena D

I'd say Venus, Monica and Justine

Apr 18th, 2003, 12:04 PM
if venus doesn't win, i would love to see seles prevail. she's not getting any younger and it would be wonderful to see her retire with her grand slam total in the double digits.

if seles doesn't win, clijsters would be my next choice. she lost that heartbreaker to capriati in 2001 and rebounded nicely (whereas some players would go into a slump).

Apr 18th, 2003, 12:12 PM
Outside of my faves, would be Justine Henin, Amelie Mauresmo and Serena.

Helen Lawson
Apr 18th, 2003, 12:29 PM
Anyone but Neely!

Apr 18th, 2003, 12:53 PM
my fave is anna which i have no delusions of winning RG


monica seles
conchita martinez
mary pierce

before it's too late...

Apr 18th, 2003, 01:13 PM

then Kim, Justine or Venus :)

auntie janie
Apr 18th, 2003, 01:23 PM
My #1 fave now is Justine, and I'd love to see her win it :kiss:, but aside from her:

MONICA :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: Oh how happy I would be!!!

AMELIE!!!! :hearts:

LINDSAY! :hearts:

CONCHITA! :hearts:

CHANDA! :hearts:


VENUS! :hearts:

The players would be the same but the order a little different if we were discussing Wimbledon. :) :) :)

Apr 18th, 2003, 01:45 PM
If Martina couldn't win(which she wont:() then...

Henin-I'd love to see her win on clay, amazing game for it.

Venus-Yes, I've come to like Venus a LOT more as of late. I would love to see her beat Serena in the RG final or something, sweet sweet justice.:angel:

Coetzer-Mandy works so hard every match and has had an amazing career, I would love to see it pay off for her.

Rubin-Chanda's one of top top 4 faves, and I'd love to see her win here or anywhere else. I love her game and attitude, she really deserves a slam.



Apr 18th, 2003, 01:56 PM
Clijsters or Davenport. It would also be nice if Pierce did it, but right now it doesn't seem too realistic...

Apr 18th, 2003, 02:05 PM
of course Justine is my number one favourite..

but besides her... I wouldn't mind if Kim won
The other way around for me.

Juju can win RG, provided that Kim takes Wimbledon :)

Apr 18th, 2003, 02:41 PM
Probably Clijsters. If Jen does not win RG, I really do not care who does

Apr 18th, 2003, 02:45 PM
Justine definitely....her story.

and Amelie because she is lesbian and FRENCH.

and Hantuchova because she needs a WIN.

Apr 18th, 2003, 02:50 PM

Apr 18th, 2003, 02:56 PM

Apr 18th, 2003, 03:04 PM
It would be super cool if Arantxa would come back, win it and then retire again. How great would that be?

Since she won't though I'd say:

1. Seles
2. Pierce
3. A wild card or qualifier from nowhere

Apr 18th, 2003, 03:14 PM
My fave is Serena, if she cant win then Venus, then Chanda, Mary or Amanda Coetzer. It would be great if Kim won too.

Apr 18th, 2003, 03:50 PM
asides from venus and serena...

Henin-Hardenne: She really deserves a slam because shes very underrated and good on clay.

Seles: A great ending for a great career.

Vera Zvonareva or Eleni Daniilidou: Wow that would be surprising!

Apr 18th, 2003, 04:20 PM
Hmmmmm...outside of Serena (1st) then Venus (2nd) I would want the following to win:

Lindsay Davenport -- Winning the French would give her a career Grand Slam.

Justine Henin-Hardenne -- She's one of my favorite players and the story of her winning at the French would be incredible.

Monica Seles -- So that she can win a Slam in the twilight of her great career.

Mr. Man
Apr 18th, 2003, 04:31 PM
Outside my favs....hmm...Proabably I'd love to see Iva or Mary hold it up once again. Besides them Chanda or Kim.

Apr 18th, 2003, 04:49 PM
I would love to see Amelie win Roland Garros, for all the obvious reasons.
Plus I love to see all the emotion of players when they play in their own country. :smile:

Apr 18th, 2003, 05:00 PM
Henin : Because she deserves it.. She has the perfect game for clay and it would be so touching if she dedicates this for her mom :)

Monica : It would be cool to see her winning again here

thats all :| execpt for them and Serena, I don't want anyone winning RG title :eek:

Apr 18th, 2003, 05:21 PM
Monica, Anna K. or any cute young American who hasn't won a slam yet.

Apr 18th, 2003, 05:35 PM
Someone outside the top 20. that would be cool.

I will settle for anybody whose last name is not williams or capriati. We need some variety.

Apr 18th, 2003, 05:41 PM
Although it hurtens me to say....I want Conchita Martinez to win..I am still mad when Conchita beat Arantxa in their 2000 SF encounter and said..ok if she beat Arantxa then she better win the title lol But she was MEANT to win the title IMO and considering she's always been in the shadow of Arantxa a French Open title would give her some security along with that Wimbledon title Arantxa never had...

Apr 18th, 2003, 05:43 PM
outside of Venus and Serena...

MONICA- definitely my #1 favorite for getting a career slam. :hearts:
KIMMY- so close to getting it against Jen. I think she'll get it in a few years, if not sooner.
JUSTY- amazing if she does it... not a dry eye in the house.
CHANDA- I'd like to see her win a slam and why not here?
Dinara, Alicia, Eleni, etc.- if one of the talented juniors took it, it would be GREAT!

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:15 PM
Wouldn't mind if Serena repeated but...
I am really hoping Venus ( :kiss: ) this year, if not then...

Monica - Lucky #10
Lindsay - Career Slam
Kim - Great person, would love to see her face if she wins trophy.
Chanda - Deserves reward for hard work.
Alexandra - I can dream. She would vault herself from chronic underachiever to GS champion.

Cybelle Darkholme
Apr 18th, 2003, 07:17 PM
Well If Venus can't win and Serena can't win Then I want RUBIN TO WIN!!!! She has been on tour for so long and she would be just so happy to win one as her career winds down. Everyone else in the top has either won majors or have time to do so.

GO RUBIN if venus and serena lose WIN THAT SLAM BABY GIRL!

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:33 PM
If Venus can't
Then Serena
Then Amelie Mauresmo
Then Chanda Rubin
Then Iva Majoli (but that's a long shot!)...

Apr 18th, 2003, 08:36 PM
If Venus or Serena can't win then I will go for:

Monica-I think it would be so great if she made a comeback. She is so sweet.

Chanda-This would really put the icing on her career. If she did win one she should retire out on top. JMO.

AI-this would be a total suprise, and would make Japan happy.

Kim-she was so close during her match with Capriati in the 2001 finals. It would be great to see her win this time.

Apr 18th, 2003, 08:41 PM
Well, my favorite players are Amélie & Eleni, so if I can't choose either of them (even though I would love Momo to win at Roland Garros :hearts: ) but if I have to say someone else......

1. Conchita Martinez :worship:
2. Justine Henin-Hardenne
3. Kim Clijsters

Apr 18th, 2003, 08:41 PM
Well. if it can't be Cappy, then I would pick Mandy Coetzer. She's had an amazing career and works so damn hard - she deserves a slam. Plus she is super hot!!!

Brian Stewart
Apr 18th, 2003, 09:01 PM
If not my fave, then Momo would be my next choice. After them, there are a bunch of different options. Perhaps Amanda, to show that hard work pays off. Or Dally, Ai, Tammy, or Paola, to give a boost to tennis in their region.

Apr 18th, 2003, 09:05 PM
Outside my fav: Justine, I would say: Amanda, Seles, Iva Majoli

Astro Jetson
Apr 19th, 2003, 09:37 AM
Outside Justine, I would love to see Amelie or Chanda win. (I'm restricting myself to the top 10)

Apr 19th, 2003, 09:40 AM
Venus , Chanda , Iva

Apr 19th, 2003, 10:38 AM
I would like to see

Monica Seles
Kim Clijster
or mayb Anastasia Myskina
or even Jelena Dokic

Apr 19th, 2003, 12:20 PM
besides capriati i want Henin to win (she deserves it) and also I think it would be great for Lindsay to complete a career slam ----- go girls :wavey:

Apr 19th, 2003, 12:30 PM
apart from jen i wud have to say:

Apr 19th, 2003, 01:04 PM
Chanda, Kim, Justine or J Cap

Apr 19th, 2003, 01:57 PM
it would be
because> She almost won in 01'.

And > It would make her hometown fans go crazy.

Because> She needs a slam to give her extra confidence.

Apr 19th, 2003, 02:27 PM
Kim's my favourite, so I pick Justine. Yeah, I know, I'm Belgian.

Apr 19th, 2003, 02:34 PM
It would be fantastic for any WC to win, or someone that is considered a "no name" player.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 19th, 2003, 02:45 PM
1-Monica Seles - without a doubt. I would literally cry my heart out if she won.

2-Amanda Coetzer-could you imagine her winning at age 31(?) for the first time? It would be the perfect ending for her.

3-Martina Hingis-I know I know....but it would just be so cool for her.

4-Amelie Mauresmo-need I say more?

5-Justine or Kim

Jun 16th, 2003, 11:51 PM


je t'aime justine!!!

i can't wait to take pics with the 2003 roland garros champion this summer in toronto!!!! YYEEEEEAAAHhHH!!!


Jun 20th, 2003, 04:11 AM
hey Dawn! ...wow its good to FINNALY meet you... LOL King Lindsay has this perverse fantasy that we are one and the same LOL! (do you hate him as much as i do???) well pleasssse tell him that i am trish and that you are dawn and that we are , not in fact, the same woman??? thanxs a bunch!

oooh and my top three are... well it doesnt matter the french has been and gone anyways... so ill just say

Justine... cause im pretty sure shel win it... in fact i know!

Dawn Marie
Jun 20th, 2003, 04:39 AM
Hey Trish... with your bad ass self!! lol.

King Lindsay is way off base. I am me and I only post under my username. By the way I have KL on ignore so I haven't heard from him or her in awhile.

It seems that I have been suspected of so many people..it literally cracks me up.:) hahahahaha

Jun 20th, 2003, 06:08 AM

Jun 20th, 2003, 07:33 AM
Hey Dawn!...god i dunno about you, but i just want to beat King Lindsay over the head with a shovel, what an ass!...and he thought i was you to boot! hahaha what a tool!

i mean and what a mouth! he called me everyname under the sun and between his legs! God id like to beat some respect into him, his a macho pig who likes nothing more than to call you (thats right he said "dawn) a "prostitute...of course he thought i was you (do you guys have a past...share!) anyways i told him "whoever this dawn girl is...i already like her!" lol

well i dont speak to him either...actually im in the process of trying to get him banned but my friend "griffin" is taking her sweet ass time to get of her ass and kick him out! (thats ok baby girl still luve yeah!) (he also thinks im...and you apparently ...are lesbians!! hahaha!... what a moron hey???) i just have to remind him that i DO like men...just not little boys!

well im really liking you Dawn...your exactly the person i expected you to be...opinionated (like me) and a total bitch to king lindsay (we should be best friends!) hahaha thanxs for the advice i think i will also ignore him!

trish stratus- ps. Dawn...any relation to my dawn from work?

Jun 20th, 2003, 08:49 AM
1. Dokic
2. Sugiyama
3. Hantuchova

Dirty Sanchez
Jun 20th, 2003, 11:04 AM
Elena Baltacha, a surprise British Grand Slam winner on clay!!! :) :bounce:

Jun 20th, 2003, 12:16 PM
Kim Clijsters
Daniela Hantuchova :bounce: :cool:

Jun 20th, 2003, 05:16 PM
OK Trish its time to finally come clean.. Are u a double poster with a secret identity or what??? And whats the happenings on my story, hook me up... And by the way if u need my help with the KL guy let me know... That way I can direct my attention to that loser and wont have to diss the former champ in my spare time ;)

Jun 20th, 2003, 05:18 PM
Serena, Mauresmo, Pierce