View Full Version : who will win aus open?

Nov 29th, 2004, 06:46 PM
i say myskina

Nov 29th, 2004, 06:50 PM
Serena, Lindsay, Amelie, and Anastasia are going to be the front-runners for the title, I think.

Serena showed flashes of her '02 - '03 form during the YEC and I think if she is full healthy by Australia and focused she will have a good chance at winning the Australian title for the second time in her career.

Kim and Justine are questionable. If they make it through the first week comfortably and showing great form, I wouldn't be suprised if we see 'em both in the finals.

Nov 29th, 2004, 06:53 PM
Well, I hope that Lena D take this.

jimbo mack
Nov 29th, 2004, 07:01 PM
as much as i dont want her to, i think maria sharapova will probably win :(

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:08 PM
Out of that list, Henin - I just really hope she has recovered!

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:13 PM
I will be very confused if Lindsay doesn't win this assuming she's not injured.

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:19 PM
I think Steffi Graf will beat Monica Seles in straight sets, as usual.

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:22 PM
I hope that one of my two favourite top players Amelie Mauresmo or Anastasia Myskina will win the Australian Open. :worship:
Especially Amelie would really deserve a title! :D

:worship: :worship: GOOD LUCK IN 2005 AMELIE AND ANASTASIA!:worship: :worship:

:worship: :worship: GO LUXEMBOURGISH GIRLS IN 2005: :worship: :worship:

Claudine Schaul
Anne Kremer
Mandy Minella

Also good luck in 2005 to: Elena Dementieva, Karolina Sprem, Ai Sugiyama Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina!

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:29 PM
i think myskina's on form and she might just win the aussie open. AHAHA. maybe cos she's my fave that's why i picked her. otherwise i'd go with amelie.

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:30 PM

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:30 PM
I'm hoping Lindsay can stay injury free and kick ass :cool:

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:34 PM
Lindsay, if she plays as she did in last July/August

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:35 PM
I think Steffi Graf will beat Monica Seles in straight sets, as usual.

At Australian Open that never happened........

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:37 PM
Myskina vs. Sharapova in the final...with Nastya winning of course;)...no offense!

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:39 PM
id love lena d to win of course...;)
but if not..maybe momo finally deserves one.......definately not masha!! :lol:

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:51 PM
This is going to be an interesting grand slam as it is so open. Last Aus Open we expected Justine to win, but there are so many possibilities as to the winner in the 2005 tournament.

I hope Anastasia.

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:51 PM
I think serena will take it

Nov 29th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Alicia Molik :D

Nov 29th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Alicia Molik :D

I was just thinking of her...I guess, if I had some extra money to spare I would put my money on her as dark-horse.

Nov 29th, 2004, 08:24 PM
At Australian Open that never happened........
Oh, that's right! They have that funky rubberized surface that slowed the ball down and made it bounce higher.

Nov 29th, 2004, 08:45 PM
i have a feeling jen might do very well at aus this year.

Nov 29th, 2004, 08:56 PM
Would love Elena D to come out with a new serve and complete a russian slam :)

Nov 29th, 2004, 08:59 PM
I'm sure Lindsay is going to come out with one last surge, but I doubt her body will be able to hold up. Kim, IMO isn't playing this event. Svetlana is a one-timer. Anastasia is the best on clay and Jennifer is too inconsistent...Amelie might win, so might Serena. But, Venus looks ready and she's working hard.

PS: I'm hoping for Dementieva!

Nov 29th, 2004, 09:00 PM
If Lindsay does'nt win this "injury free"!!!! then I would say she is done mentally!!!!

Lindsay by the book should be the winner of the last 2 slams and this comming AO.

Nov 29th, 2004, 09:01 PM
Kim Clijsters

Nov 29th, 2004, 09:02 PM
I hope Lindsay but I'd say Myskina over Serena or Davenport

Belgium = Best
Nov 29th, 2004, 09:05 PM
Maybe Myskina :shrug:

Nov 29th, 2004, 09:12 PM
it's in more than a month, but I think Nastya is in great position to win it.

Nov 29th, 2004, 10:14 PM
Have chosen Lindsay out of the above-mentioned players. Where is Jen in that list? :(

Nov 29th, 2004, 10:15 PM
Molik! :worship:

Nov 29th, 2004, 10:21 PM
DHANTUCHOVA! but i put Lena D!

Nov 29th, 2004, 10:27 PM
Ushh!!I dont tell who really she is :p but I give you a clue, she WILL NOT be russian :o

she is "classy" on the court and out the court :cool:

you still dont know??? :angel:

my pseudo names her :kiss:

you find it!!AMELIE MAURESMO!!!!!! :bounce: :worship:

Vamos Feńa
Nov 29th, 2004, 10:28 PM
Lindsay deserves the title, Elena also :)
I have no idea. I was shoked when Kuznetsova won in NYC.
I hope Lena D. passes her 1r match and will show us a new good serve!Wpieriod Elena! :kiss: :kiss:

Nov 29th, 2004, 10:29 PM
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Nov 29th, 2004, 10:37 PM
I think Jen will have a good ozzie open,as nobody thinks she will and she is working her ass off as we speak! I also think Itll be between Lindsay Justine Serena and Sharapova(though for soem reason I see her going out early here)

Nov 29th, 2004, 11:43 PM
Amelie will win!! Hurrah!!

Nov 29th, 2004, 11:52 PM
I think Venus-Serena-Kim-Justine will come back to show who is boss

Nov 30th, 2004, 12:02 AM
I would def. add Molik and Jcap to that list . Think they both stand a chance!!! Would love for Vee or Rena to take it, but I wouldn't count out Molik and Jcap as contenders.Both Momo and Lindsay want to prove something, so watch out.

Nov 30th, 2004, 12:22 AM
I think Amelie & Serena will play the final with Serena winning in 3. Although it would be nice to see Venus win her first AO or for Amelie to win her first GS ever.

Nov 30th, 2004, 12:25 AM
None of the above: Alicia Molik :D

Nov 30th, 2004, 01:39 AM
If what we saw of Serena at times at the YEC were only glimpses of things to come when she´s had a full off-season to rehab, work-out and recharge.......only thing is: watch out!!

Nov 30th, 2004, 02:23 AM
If playing well, Maria has a very good chance.

Nov 30th, 2004, 02:26 AM
Amelie for sure!!!
She will have to beat Serena in a classic thirller 3 setter to do that!
GoGoGo Momo!

Nov 30th, 2004, 03:10 AM
Lindsay has a good chance but she had better ones and didn't make it. Fit?

Momo is talking herself up but increasing he pressure on herself is the last thing a player with her problem wants to do.

Nastya is playing well, should have taken Serena and Maria at the YEC and took out Lindsay and Elena. Nastya doesn't seem to have much of a break though - she played the fed Cup final and is back on 1/1/2005 for the hopman Cup and then Sydney. add in some Fed Cup celebrations and its not a long break and then a lot of tennis.

Maria is playing well but would need the right draw.

Sveta may have to recover after the Fed Cup but the court is better for her. Depends whether she is rested and redy to move on or stillin a lull.

Elena - you wonder what she has been doing since the YEC. If she turned up with a consistent serve who knows?

Serena? Fit? ready? Consistent?

Jen - someone has to beat Serena early.

Vera - ought to do well sometime in 05.

Patty - lots of points on the line.

Nov 30th, 2004, 03:20 AM
I would love to See Masha win but i think to my delight as well Serena will show everyone she is still the Empress of Tennis and take the title.

Nov 30th, 2004, 04:39 AM
Venus Williams! :bounce:

Nov 30th, 2004, 04:42 AM
Would love Elena D to come out with a new serve and complete a russian slam :)I will second that!

But realistically speaking, Elena does not do well usually at AO for whatever reason, her offseason was spent more on holidays than working out.. etc.

Nov 30th, 2004, 04:59 AM
Again, the thread starter decided not to include JCap for some reason, but that's ok, she seems to play better when the spotlight is elsewhere. My pick would be Jen, and I'd be silly not to include some from the YEC that played well and on a roll... Lindsay, Serena, Sharapova, and Mauresmo. Of course, if Monica enters then my *hope* would be for her to win it, but reality then sets in and I think it's possible, but not probable.

Nov 30th, 2004, 07:16 PM
i think jen cap

Nov 30th, 2004, 07:18 PM
I think Justine!!!
Allez juju

Nov 30th, 2004, 07:31 PM
I have a weird feeling that Capriati will win the Aus Open. I think a lot of the Russians will not do so well for some reason. I also think Cjlisters will make a big return reaching the SFs.

Nov 30th, 2004, 07:41 PM
I have a weird feeling that Capriati will win the Aus Open. I think a lot of the Russians will not do so well for some reason. I also think Cjlisters will make a big return reaching the SFs.

God, I hope the Aussies won´t be pissed at Kim and just continue to be nice to her :confused:

Nov 30th, 2004, 07:43 PM
I hope so too... they seem to be a pretty laid back crowd and just genuinely friendly. I do think that if anything does happen, hewitt will stick up for her

Nov 30th, 2004, 07:51 PM

Nov 30th, 2004, 07:55 PM
I think Venus-Serena-Kim-Justine will come back to show who is boss

Venus already knows who is the boss!!!!! She played 16 tournaments and did'nt qualify to top YEC. need to say anymore????

As for the other 3, yes they could comeback, but its already crowded, I'm not sure if there is still room for everyone.