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martin white
Dec 27th, 2006, 04:11 PM
with the exception of the williams sisters[if they do actually play] which players loom as threats for the seeds?and can cause a few suprises in the early rounds? i list dechy, dulko,azarenka,peng!

goldenlox
Dec 27th, 2006, 04:13 PM
Darkhorses with a real chance to win? Very few.
Darkhorses to make the QF's - I'd say Vera Z, Golovin, Vesnina

cartmancop
Dec 27th, 2006, 04:15 PM
Molik for sure...

Modiac.
Dec 27th, 2006, 04:23 PM
Sammy Stosur or Shuai Peng.

Farina Elia Fan
Dec 27th, 2006, 04:24 PM
I have a feeling Flavia might have a good event here :)

Viktymise
Dec 27th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Darkhorses that will be unseeded likely that could cause a few upsets:

Rezai
Sprem
Mirza
Pironkova
Azarenka
Peng
Vesnina
Radwanska
King
Kutuzova (if she qualifies)
Molik
Stosur
Krajicek
Poutchkova
Safarova
Razzano (can always be dangerous too in early rounds as she has proven)

Karolina_Sprem
Dec 27th, 2006, 06:19 PM
Vania King.... She is next US numb. 1, and with the big chance to become world num. 1 player in the world.....

gmak
Dec 27th, 2006, 06:57 PM
Eleni Daniilidou :)

she finished 2006 very well and she's had some good wins downunder

alwayshingis
Dec 27th, 2006, 07:02 PM
Stosur


Stosur will be seeded, but still no one will want her in their section. She'll be seeded into the third round, but with a favorable draw a 4R or QF is certainly not out of the question.

gumoll
Dec 27th, 2006, 07:08 PM
I hope maybe a polish girl

but I doubt we will have a surprising winner!!!

-sugi-
Dec 27th, 2006, 07:10 PM
Aiko Nakamura, as a qualifier two years ago she made the second round and put up a spirited challenge against Molik. Last year she beat Cornet in 3 sets, destroyed seeded Dulko 61 61 before bowing out to Patty Schnyder.

Akiko Morigami also, her coach mentioned recently she has been in great form.

Derek.
Dec 27th, 2006, 07:18 PM
Viktoria Azarenka (BLR)
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
Tamira Paszek (AUT)
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)

Edit: Not sure if Caro will get in.

disco_rage
Dec 27th, 2006, 07:44 PM
Dark horse to WIN... i'm not really sure one can.. maybe Martina Hingis but is she really a dark horse?

I can see Tatiana Golovin and Jie Zheng in the QUARTERFINALS

Maybe Vania King and Aleks Wozniak in 4TH ROUND

alwayshingis
Dec 27th, 2006, 07:49 PM
I would say also watch out for Yung Jan Chan. I think we're going to see a lot from her in 07.

LefandePatty
Dec 28th, 2006, 08:53 AM
Elena Vesnina.

Ben.
Dec 28th, 2006, 08:57 AM
Alicia Molik for sure :yeah:

papru
Dec 28th, 2006, 09:20 AM
Vania King.... She is next US numb. 1, and with the big chance to become world num. 1 player in the world.....

not to fast? :tape: :help: :lol: ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 28th, 2006, 09:49 AM
I would say also watch out for Yung Jan Chan. I think we're going to see a lot from her in 07.

looks like too much, she's gonna play the Aus jr's also :help: trying to win a slam is she :o

LUXXXAS
Dec 28th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Jelena Jankovic is my pick! watch out!

kittyking
Dec 28th, 2006, 10:19 AM
I think Nicole Vaidisova is the ultimate darkhorse here - shes got a stunning serve and an almighty forehand

austennis
Dec 28th, 2006, 10:56 AM
From the seeds id have to say Ivanovic as darkhorse 2 win followed by golovin, peer, stouser 2 reach QF..
non seeds who can threaten.. molik,venus, serena, and possibly dokic if shes there

jas_aussie
Dec 28th, 2006, 12:25 PM
sammy i would be careful of and Alicia because you dont know how she will play

jazar
Dec 28th, 2006, 05:12 PM
stosur
molik
ivanovic
golovin
radwanska

Just Do It
Dec 28th, 2006, 05:33 PM
Vesnina ! i'd like to add Jankovic, but JJ winning a tournament wouldnt be BIG surprise :shrug:

Derek.
Dec 28th, 2006, 06:00 PM
Vania King.... She is next US numb. 1, and with the big chance to become world num. 1 player in the world.....

:spit:

Are you crazy? :help:

Big chance to become #1 in the world? :tape:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Just Do It
Dec 28th, 2006, 06:13 PM
:spit:

Are you crazy? :help:

Big chance to become #1 in the world? :tape:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

who knows :cool:

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 28th, 2006, 08:35 PM
:worship: Sofia Arvidsson :worship:

* Beat Dinara Safina In ROUND 3 in 2006 6/4 6/0
* Junior Finalist In 2001 lost to JANKOVIC

obiku
Dec 28th, 2006, 09:03 PM
Misa Krajicek,last year 3nd round,maybe this year QFs:tape: :angel:

goldenlox
Dec 28th, 2006, 10:39 PM
I don't see a real darkhorse. Unless there are a lot of injuries, week 2 will have most of the favorites playing.