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Buitenzorg
May 6th, 2003, 12:56 AM
W T A

Most Likely to WIN

Serena Williams
Venus Williams (I doubt it!)
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin-Hardenne
Lindsay Davenport
Amelie Mauresmo
Jennifer Capriati

Dark Horses/The Determinators

Anastasia Myskina
Monica Seles
Elena Dementieva
Amanda Coetzer
Conchita Martinez
Magui Serna
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Clarisa Fernandez
Denisa Chladkova
Vera Zvonareva
Nathalie Dechy
Elena Bovina

The Photographers Friend

Daniela Hantuchova
Ashley Harkleroad
Daniela Hantuchova

A T P

Most Likely to WIN

Juan Carlos Ferrero
Carlos Moya

The Dark Horses/The Determinators

Albert Costa
Guillermo Coria
Sjeng Schalken
Alex Corretja
Yevgeny Kafelnikov

salima
May 6th, 2003, 12:59 AM
what else to watch?
http://www.racingpost.co.uk/nags/graphics_v2/one_to_watch.jpg

Gowza
May 6th, 2003, 01:01 AM
Buitenzorg, top 10ers are certainly not darkhorses.

Buitenzorg
May 6th, 2003, 01:03 AM
Buitenzorg, top 10ers are certainly not darkhorses.

Oh.... :)

Maybe this one is a different one then? let say Outside Top 5 ;)

CJ07
May 6th, 2003, 01:05 AM
I dont think you characterized those correctly

for example

Amelie Mauresmo is an outside threat to win
Magui Serena is an outside threat to beat a top player

theres definately a difference

Monica Seles is someone who's wedged between the two, favoring the ladder

someone like i dunno Elena Dementieva is in the same boat

Gowza
May 6th, 2003, 01:06 AM
mauresmo, capriati and davenport aren't darkhorses. a darkhorse would be a lower seed someone unexpected.

WhatTheDeuce
May 6th, 2003, 01:07 AM
monica should be a favorite or a darkhorse...

hantuchova should not be a photographers best friend twice...kournikova should be in that list twice...even more ;)

Dava
May 6th, 2003, 01:10 AM
Most likly to win the WTA...

Williams
Clijsters
Henin

Darkhorses

Zvoneva
Bovina
Rubin


ATP

Most Likely

Agassi
Moya
JCF

darren cahill
May 6th, 2003, 01:12 AM
I dont think you characterized those correctly

for example

Amelie Mauresmo is an outside threat to win
Magui Serena is an outside threat to beat a top player

theres definately a difference

Monica Seles is someone who's wedged between the two, favoring the ladder

someone like i dunno Elena Dementieva is in the same boat


i like the 'favoring the ladder' part...sounds kinda porn-ish to me! i believe its 'latter' (unless you really meant ladder! LOL)

WhatTheDeuce
May 6th, 2003, 01:13 AM
Most likly to win the WTA...

S. Williams
Clijsters
Henin
V. Williams

Darkhorses

Seles
Mauresmo
Davenport
Capriati

Photographers friend

Kournikova
Dokic

tennisIlove09
May 6th, 2003, 01:21 AM
Favorites
In Order
Serena Williams--4 straight majors
Venus Williams--8 of the last 11 majors, she's been in the finals
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin-Hardenne

Dark Horses/Top 10
Amelie Mauresmo--will she have a breakdown in Paris again?
Lindsay Davenport--can she overcome the top players?
Jennifer Capriati--See Davenport

Dark Horses/Outside Top 10
Patty Schnyder--clay is her surface...but where's her head?
Elena Dementieva--B&L made a believer out of me, but consistently can she do damage?
Vera Zvonareva--took a set off Serena last year; has been steady all year
Meghann Shaughnessy--has been hot this year, but has seemed to cool down recently

Total Long Shots
Clay "specialists"
Paola Suarez
Clarissa Fernandez
Magui Serna
Alicia Molik
Dinara Safina
Anna Kournikova
Conchita Martinez

CJ07
May 6th, 2003, 01:25 AM
Will Most Likely Win
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Has A Shot
Justine Henin-Hardenne
Amelie Mauresmo
Kim Clijsters
Lindsay Davenport

It Could Happen..But I Doubt It
Monica Seles
Jennfier Capriati
Chanda Rubin
Jelena Dokic
Anastasia Myskina


Everyone else

Havok
May 6th, 2003, 02:03 AM
come on people, Dokic should be in the darhorses list. but some of ur darkhorses list are way too long

Venus Forever
May 6th, 2003, 02:04 AM
Most Likely To Win:

Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin-Hardenne


Dark Horses:

Amelie Mauresmo
Lindsay Davenport
Jennifer Capriati
Monica Seles

Really Dark Horses:

Chanda Rubin
Vera Zvonareva
Magui Serna



Men:

Most Likely To Win:

Andre Agassi
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Carlos Moya

Dark Horses:

Lleyton Hewitt
Albert Costa
Gustavo Kuerten

Really Dark Horses:

Andy Roddick
Alex Corretja

Seles1
May 6th, 2003, 02:09 AM
I don't see how ppl put Vera as a darkhorse. What top player has she beat? She took a set off Serena at the French last year but I don't think that qualifiers her for a title run this year.

faboozadoo15
May 6th, 2003, 02:09 AM
most likely
serena
juju
kim
venus (if she plays)

dark horses (don't care how high they are ranked, it's ridiculous to have more than four "most likely")
monica seles
jennifer capriati
amelie mauresmo
vera zvonereva

photographers friend
anna, although i have a sneaky suspicion she will make the 3rd or 4th round...
daniela- just hasn't put it together, but will make 3rd round or better no matter how badly she plays
dokic probably more of a darkhorse, but i want to see how she does the next 2 weeks... she hasnt beaten anyone she wasn't supposed to yet this year and she has played quite a few tournaments.

fammmmedspin
May 6th, 2003, 02:18 AM
Mot likely to win
Serena Williams
Venus Williams (probably injured and needs someone to take out Serena)
Kim Clijsters (she's been to GS finals - time for a win?)
Justine Henin-Hardenne (hands up who wants to see if she can beat Kim/)


Dark Horses:

Amelie Mauresmo (right draw, right mindset)

Players you hate to see in your draw on their good days.

Patty S (she must be coming out of hibernation soon)
Elena D - on the way up (till this week)
Elena B - time to move on?
Francesca S (building up to taking down a top 5 player - 3 recent near misses)
Vera Zvonareva - miss with momentum
Magui Serna - filling in for ASV?
Iva M - must wake up soon, might remember she won the thing.

¤CharlDa¤
May 6th, 2003, 03:08 AM
Well I think Mikaelian could be dangerous too! She can be very tricky on every surface!

Buitenzorg
May 6th, 2003, 05:58 AM
Martina Hingis could be a Dark horse too (if she's play) ;)

Gowza
May 6th, 2003, 06:08 AM
faboozadoo15, yes it ridiculous to have more than 4 most likely but there is a group in the middle who are outside chances there is really 3 groups.

LucasArg
May 6th, 2003, 06:11 AM
W T A

Most Likely to WIN

Serena Williams
Venus Williams (I doubt it!)
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin-Hardenne
Lindsay Davenport
Amelie Mauresmo
Jennifer Capriati

Dark Horses/The Determinators

Anastasia Myskina
Monica Seles
Elena Dementieva
Amanda Coetzer
Conchita Martinez
Magui Serna
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Clarisa Fernandez
Denisa Chladkova
Vera Zvonareva
Nathalie Dechy
Elena Bovina

The Photographers Friend

Daniela Hantuchova
Ashley Harkleroad
Daniela Hantuchova

A T P

Most Likely to WIN

Juan Carlos Ferrero
Carlos Moya

The Dark Horses/The Determinators

Albert Costa
Guillermo Coria
Sjeng Schalken
Alex Corretja
Yevgeny Kafelnikov


Paola Suarez?????????????????????? :o

Ewe r ... ?
May 6th, 2003, 06:34 AM
:d

Kirt12255
May 6th, 2003, 06:51 AM
:wavey: Dark- Horses.....

Rubin ......can make the final...has the athleticism required on clay.

Coetzer.....professional all the way...can run untill mum says the apple pie is ready.

Molik.....not this year...but watch out next year...her results are proof enough.

Serna.....Perhaps a break-thru????

Bovina.....depending on who gets upset to help her.

In the end it will be Kim's tourney IMO...Jen won't get past the 3rd Round :sad: and Venus is under a cloud of injury.

Hardiansf
May 6th, 2003, 09:02 AM
WTA
Most likely to win :
1. Williams, Serena
2. Clijsters, kim
3. Williams, Venus (hope she can play :bounce: )
4. Henin-Hardenne, Justine
5. Seles, Monica :worship: (she's my favorite player :angel: )

Followed by :
1. Davenport, Lindsay
2. Capriati, Jennifer
3. Mauresmo, Amelie
4. Rubin, Chanda
5. Shaughnessy, Meghann
6. Dechy, Nathalie
7. Myskina, Anastasia
8. Kuznetsova, Svetlana
9. Mikaelian, Marie-Gaianeh

Could be dangerous :
1. Ruano-Pascual, Virginia
2. Zvonareva, Vera
3. Safina, Dinara

Harju.
May 6th, 2003, 09:18 AM
Most Likely to win :
Serena Williams
Justine Henin
Venus Williams

Dark Horse:
Amelie Mauresmo
Lindsay Davenport
Jennifer Capriati
Kim Clijsters

"The Upsetter"
Elena Dementieva
Meghann Shaughnessy
Paola Suarez
Magui Serna

SM
May 6th, 2003, 02:06 PM
cant believe some people put people like alicia, dechy etc over jelena. how quickly they forget that she had won two clay titles as a teen, and one of them being a tier 1!!!!! She also made the qtrs at last years french pushing the defending champ to 3 sets.

i know its stating facts y'all know but it had to be said