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tennisIlove09
Aug 19th, 2003, 06:48 AM
Justine edges Kimmy

By Matthew Cronin
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Elena Dementieva

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1. Justine Henin-Hardenne: Let's go to the scoreboard: Roland Garros winner, Wimby semifinalist and a hardcourt combination romp through Carlsbad (over Clijsters) and Toronto. She's the best player around and the favorite to win the Open.

2. Kim Clijsters: Not far behind Justine, but needs to prove in NY that she can win a Slam when she's supposed to. Says she wants revenge over Justine, so we'll see who's the meaner Belgian.

3. Elena Dementieva: The only player other than Clijsters who pushed Justine on hard courts. However, Elena is still mentally weak when matches reach the third set.

4. Lindsay Davenport: She'll drag her bad foot into Flushing and make a good showing, simply because she's a standout, experienced player in NY.

5. Amelie Mauresmo: Played very decent ball in Toronto for a player who has been out most of the summer. Could be a serious threat at the Open.



Svetlana Kuznetsova

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6. Jennifer Capriati: She'll play her heart in New York, but will her shoulder and head hold up in the second week?

7. Vera Zvonareva: Decent showing in Toronto given how bad her wrist injury was. A true Open dark horse.

8. Ai Sugiyama: This hard court lover over has US Open semifinalist written all over her with a decent draw.

9. Svetlana Kuznetsova: The sky may not be the limit for Kuzy, who needs to flatten out her strokes more, but she's a very tough competitor who's punched the clock all summer.

10. Venus Williams: She's still questionable for the Open, but if she plays at even 80 percent, she'll reach the semis on guts alone.

Knizzle
Aug 19th, 2003, 06:52 AM
:tape:

bandabou
Aug 19th, 2003, 07:00 AM
Venus at no.10? And then 80 % Venus reaches the semi´s?!

tennisIlove09
Aug 19th, 2003, 08:37 AM
Venus at no.10? And then 80 % Venus reaches the semi´s?!

yes. IT's actually Cronin's weekly top 10 on the TennisReporters website

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 19th, 2003, 08:42 AM
this isn't his weekly part
as alot of these players didnt even play last week

doloresc
Aug 19th, 2003, 11:30 AM
Justine edges Kimmy

By Matthew Cronin
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1. Justine Henin-Hardenne: Let's go to the scoreboard: Roland Garros winner, Wimby semifinalist and a hardcourt combination romp through Carlsbad (over Clijsters) and Toronto. She's the best player around and the favorite to win the Open.

2. Kim Clijsters: Not far behind Justine, but needs to prove in NY that she can win a Slam when she's supposed to. Says she wants revenge over Justine, so we'll see who's the meaner Belgian.

3. Elena Dementieva: The only player other than Clijsters who pushed Justine on hard courts. However, Elena is still mentally weak when matches reach the third set.

4. Lindsay Davenport: She'll drag her bad foot into Flushing and make a good showing, simply because she's a standout, experienced player in NY.

5. Amelie Mauresmo: Played very decent ball in Toronto for a player who has been out most of the summer. Could be a serious threat at the Open.

6. Jennifer Capriati: She'll play her heart in New York, but will her shoulder and head hold up in the second week?

7. Vera Zvonareva: Decent showing in Toronto given how bad her wrist injury was. A true Open dark horse.

8. Ai Sugiyama: This hard court lover over has US Open semifinalist written all over her with a decent draw.

9. Svetlana Kuznetsova: The sky may not be the limit for Kuzy, who needs to flatten out her strokes more, but she's a very tough competitor who's punched the clock all summer.

10. Venus Williams: She's still questionable for the Open, but if she plays at even 80 percent, she'll reach the semis on guts alone.

very nice assessments! if venus plays the open, cronin is accurate about how well she'll do. :)

wwins
Aug 19th, 2003, 12:57 PM
:tape:
I am not sure if he does his analysis according to how he feels the
players are capable of winning the US Open. If he did, then he might
be a good analyst cause putting Venus, two time champion at
10th, is a worst one I ever read in my life.