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s_j
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:34 AM
Who do you think will win the Indian Wells Pacific Life Open?

samsam4087
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:38 AM
Elena Dementieva

In The Zone
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:40 AM
Chakvetadze or Kuznetsova.
Anna C. is looking amazing.
All of the players who trouble Svetlana are not here. Should be interesting.

empressionist
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:43 AM
if jelena takes care of her injury she is really a strong favorite this time!!
they way she faught against JH (injured) was amazing.

Mina Vagante
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:47 AM
Jelena Jankovic

Nicolas
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:49 AM
Come on Elena!

Iceland
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:49 AM
.... Tati, of course ! ;)

Sexysova
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:50 AM
NICOLE!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Dexter
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:57 AM
I just hope it's neither of Top4 seeds.

ce
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:01 AM
jj

Rosslyn
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:02 AM
Its about time for Jankovic or Vaidisova to win something but...

LucasArg
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:02 AM
I hope Jelena Jankovic.:)

stefi62
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:07 AM
I really hope that's someone else! Why not Tatiana Golovin? :D

AaronJoyB
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:10 AM
Lucic

Williams Rulez
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:12 AM
Maria or Sveta

ioni
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:28 AM
i hope Maria will defend her title ! come on Maria ! :bounce: :bounce:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:31 AM
Maria should win it easily

Emina.
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:33 AM
C'mon Mashenka..take that nice trophy again!!! :)

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ioni
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:48 AM
C'mon Mashenka..take that nice trophy again!!! :)

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that trophy is anything but nice it's actually ugly and ridiculous ! :lol: but still she should win it ..:lol:

Emina.
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:51 AM
i like it.

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shirley
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:54 AM
maria sharapova

ioni
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:56 AM
what's to like ? only the girl who holds the trophy ! :)

disco_rage
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Either Shaparova, Petrova or Jankovic. Pls, pls, pls be Jankovic!

watchdogfish
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:59 AM
I think Petrova (Sharapova if she's fit enough).

Emina.
Mar 4th, 2007, 10:11 AM
what's to like ? only the girl who holds the trophy ! :)

i like it cause its diffrent..i'm not too fond of crystal vases or bowls ;) :)

http://img129.imagevenue.com/loc48/th_06590_sharapovashoot5_122_48lo.jpg (http://img129.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=06590_sharapovashoot5_122_48lo.jpg)

SoClose
Mar 4th, 2007, 10:16 AM
Go Maria

ASP0315
Mar 4th, 2007, 10:36 AM
i voted for Martina. C'mon Martina

Dino?Dino.Dino!
Mar 4th, 2007, 11:21 AM
Gut feeling says Vaidisova.

Langers
Mar 4th, 2007, 11:33 AM
One thing is for certain, Ivanovic > Safina.

Ana should be on the poll.

Just Do It
Mar 4th, 2007, 11:54 AM
J J :rocker:
By the way i thought Jelena will be seeded 6 not 7 ?

CORIA01
Mar 4th, 2007, 11:57 AM
I WANT MARTINA TO WIN IT BUT MARIA S IS MORE LIKELY TO WIN THE HOLE TOURNAMENT!!!

Kampi
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:03 PM
Hopefully JJ, if everything is ok with her ankle, because it's still questionable and the time is very short in terms of IW. :shrug:

But anyway, positive thinking is the key...go Jelena.:rocker2:

Kai
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:04 PM
Elena :hearts: :D

Just Do It
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:04 PM
13.68% 4Martina :eek: Guys do u really think she can win it ???????

HenryMag.
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Anna or Nicole

cheno79
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:06 PM
shahar...:fiery:

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:09 PM
Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS).

Langers
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:13 PM
shahar...:fiery:
And yet you're angry about this? :tape: ;)

maja.amelie
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:19 PM
I hope Nicole or Jankovic. Elena :help:I dont think so

Il Primo!
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:31 PM
Maria Sharapova (RUS). The draw is empty so she should win easily if she's not injured. The gap is huge between her and the rest of the field.

supergrunt
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:35 PM
You know its going to be Maria! Why are we debating :shrug: ?

Pink Princess
Mar 4th, 2007, 01:03 PM
Chakvetadze:hearts: C'mon Anna:bigclap:

polly
Mar 4th, 2007, 01:04 PM
i dont think martina will win it, but maybe if she had a bit of luck she will win it

cypher_88
Mar 4th, 2007, 01:13 PM
some people here are posting their wishes instead of predictions:lol:

Aaron.
Mar 4th, 2007, 01:13 PM
Sharapova,Jankovic and Maybe Vaidisova have a chance.

Corswandt
Mar 4th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Who will win IW?

Somebody I hate.

trufanjay
Mar 4th, 2007, 01:49 PM
HOPEFULLY Kuznetsova or Jankovic

Hashim.
Mar 4th, 2007, 01:59 PM
Jelena..

jazar
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:11 PM
sharapova beating jj in the final

LDF
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:26 PM
If Maria's sorted out her serving problems, then she should win it.

I still think Jankovic should pull out, because her ankle did not look good against Justine in Doha, and she could worsen it even more by playing here. :shrug:

LoveFifteen
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:28 PM
I just hope it's neither of Top4 seeds.

None, not neither. :ras:

Mother_Marjorie
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:28 PM
IW is always a great tournament!

As long as Maria is healthy, she always has a great chance!

Viktymise
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:29 PM
lenaD, she is way overdue a really great tournament ;)

Derek.
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:32 PM
lenaD, she is way overdue a really great tournament ;)


Elena fans say this every time she plays a tournament. :o

PatrickRyan
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:32 PM
wow this field is really is week. No Henin, Clijsters, Mauresmo, Serena, Venus.
I hope Tati wins :yeah:

tennisrocks123
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:42 PM
Why is it, that Mauresmo, Clijsters, nor Henin are playing this event?? anyone know?

goldenlox
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Over the last year, Nadia, Maria and Justine have won the most titles.
So probably Nadia or Maria. But Sveta seems to be getting her form back, and she has a shot.

Viktymise
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Elena fans say this every time she plays a tournament. :o

Well it happens when everyone least expects it

drory
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:45 PM
shahar!

orfeus
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:48 PM
mademoiselle Golovin!!!:bounce: :bounce:

lecciones
Mar 4th, 2007, 05:12 PM
13.68% 4Martina :eek: Guys do u really think she can win it ???????


The mark of a true hingis fan :P I personally think she can. :P Just as much as a Maria fan would think she could win it too!

kinglear
Mar 4th, 2007, 05:29 PM
I'm going with Anna C or Lena. I think they'll play each other in the final. :)

radwanska
Mar 4th, 2007, 05:41 PM
Ana Ivanovic

Dexter
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Elena fans say this every time she plays a tournament. :oNot Lenafans, just lenavee says it all the time, before EVERY tournament. :haha:

RJWCapriati
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Safina

lucashg
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:04 PM
I hope Tati or Sveta. :p
But it'll probably be Maria or Martina.

Just Do It
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:15 PM
The mark of a true hingis fan :P I personally think she can. :P Just as much as a Maria fan would think she could win it too!

Yeah, but the only difference is that Maria has a great chance of winning ;)

Frode
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:19 PM
Maria Sharapova has got to be the favorite. Look out for JJ and Petrova too.

I hope Caroline W. does well.

TaxPower
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Unfortunately Maria
But I would love Tax or Franci, just for fun

ivanban
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:34 PM
I think Jankovic has very good chance if she fully recovers. It's about time for her to finaly win a big title. She really deserved it.

PLP
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:45 PM
13.68% 4Martina :eek: Guys do u really think she can win it ???????

Absof-inglutely!

Martina loves IW, and despite losing to JJ and Dani the past few weeks I feel that she is playing well.
Also she should have some more confidence as she just won Doha doubles w/Makiri!

tennismaster8820
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:17 PM
Lucic

:drink:
Kuznetzova is my pick!

Viktymise
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Not Lenafans, just lenavee says it all the time, before EVERY tournament. :haha:

:lol: i hope it happens so i can bump the thread :p

amirhendel
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:30 PM
I say Safina..

skanky~skanketta
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:38 PM
i want either kuzzy or demented to win it.

Ferosh
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:42 PM
I just hope it's neither of Top4 seeds.


It won't be Ana's title either. The field might be depleated, but it has not yet reached Montreal proportions. :lol:

Ben.
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:42 PM
I would have to pick Maria hands down to win this title. If she plays at a close level to 100% then she'll definitely win for sure.

DarkchildSwiss
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:43 PM
Masha

PLP
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:53 PM
:lol: i hope it happens so i can bump the thread :p

Wouldn't surprise me if Lena wins this title either, especially as everyone is writing her off :lol:

PLP
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:55 PM
It won't be Ana's title either. The field might be depleated, but it has not yet reached Montreal proportions. :lol:

How did I miss that Nadia was entered in this tournament! :lol:

Ok...now I want a Hingis/Petrova final! :p

Andy.
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:57 PM
Masha

Dexter
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:57 PM
It won't be Ana's title either. The field might be depleated, but it has not yet reached Montreal proportions. :lol:Did I say Ana will win it? Why did you have to bring her up? Obsessed, anyone? :tape:

Wayn77
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:57 PM
How did I miss that Nadia was entered in this tournament! :lol:

Ok...now I want a Hingis/Petrova final! :p

with Princess Petrova avenging her desperately unlucky YEC defeat! :p :D

adrovi
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:13 PM
María :lick: :lick:

MaRtInA-rUlEs
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:14 PM
i hope matina wins:kiss:

goldenlox
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:17 PM
I'm surprised Nadia is near the bottom. I think she has the 2nd best chance. And who knows if Sharapova is healthy.
But we'll see..

Orion
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:09 PM
For all the talk that this is a weak field, it has the world # 1, three very hot up-and-comers (Chakvetadze, Jankovic, Safarova) plus really dangerous floaters (Kuznetsova, Hingis, Dementieva, Vaidisova, Safina), two of whom are on good rolls at the moment.

starin
Mar 4th, 2007, 10:20 PM
For all the talk that this is a weak field, it has the world # 1, three very hot up-and-comers (Chakvetadze, Jankovic, Safarova) plus really dangerous floaters (Kuznetsova, Hingis, Dementieva, Vaidisova, Safina), two of whom are on good rolls at the moment.

it's just that almost all the most recent slam winners are not playing. Henin, Clijsters, Serena, Mauresmo, Sharapova, Venus. All have won slams in the last three years and only Sharapova is playing. Favorites are Sharapova and Petrova. My next favorite would be Vaidisova.

mm1147
Mar 4th, 2007, 11:10 PM
i really hope martina win oh well i would say vaidisova

madame_maria
Mar 5th, 2007, 01:47 AM
Maria has to complete her Indian Wells-Miami double this year. it's time. it's time!

Shahar27
Mar 5th, 2007, 03:12 AM
I hope Martina or Maria....

I also hope Shahar Peer would do well she needs to :bounce: back from Memphis

égalité
Mar 5th, 2007, 03:38 AM
Martina! :hearts: :hearts:

serena_fan
Mar 5th, 2007, 05:52 AM
Elena Dementieva

hingisGOAT
Mar 5th, 2007, 05:56 AM
I can't believe Maria is leading this poll. Her tennis this season as been terrible. Every last match.

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:05 AM
I hope Stosur but Nicole Vaidisova or Lucie Safarova if she is playing!

faboozadoo15
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:23 AM
I can't believe Maria is leading this poll. Her tennis this season as been terrible. Every last match.

What a joke.
I bet Maria would have relished bitchslapping Hingis around the court if Kim had played badly enough to let Martina win at the Australian Open.

DOUBLEFIST
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:30 AM
JJ is gonna take this!! :woohoo:

Bruno71
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:30 AM
What a joke.
I bet Maria would have relished bitchslapping Hingis around the court if Kim had played badly enough to let Martina win at the Australian Open.

Maria wouldn't have bitchslapped ANY player at that tournament ranked higher than 30...oh wait, what was Camille Pin ranked?

Serge007
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:50 AM
russian final, please. Maria vs Sveta, Maria vs Nadia or Maria vs Anna.

starin
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:52 AM
Maria wouldn't have bitchslapped ANY player at that tournament ranked higher than 30...oh wait, what was Camille Pin ranked?

ummm well she beat everyone else but camille pin in straight sets on the way to the final. She beat Clijsters, Chakvedatze. Both good players coming in to the AO in good form. And hingis couldn't close out Clijsters when clijster made something like 60+ UE. Obviously Sharapova's serve wasn't at its best but even with her serving problems she still made it to the final beating plenty of top players. i love how everyone keeps knocking Sharapova even though she made it to the final of the AO. And, she also beat Clijsters quite convingly (and clijsters was the 2nd or 1st favorite to win the tourney) in her semifinal. So I def. think she could win Indian Wells. Even if her 2nd serve was still the same as it was in the AO. ONly person who might give her problems would be ivanovic, or Vaidisova. Petrova, maybe but she has a terrible H2H against Sharapova, and always crumbles against her. The only time Petrova beat Sharapova was during the Year End Championships when Sharapova had already clinched teh semifinal spot and let Petrova win.

hingis2002cn
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:53 AM
Hingis

mandy7
Mar 5th, 2007, 07:15 AM
We Want The Whale Back.

austennis
Mar 5th, 2007, 07:18 AM
I really hope martina can claim this and book herself a top four seeding for the FO..

Pasta-Na
Mar 5th, 2007, 07:22 AM
shuai peng or na li :rocker2:

CiuMH
Mar 5th, 2007, 07:24 AM
13.68% 4Martina :eek: Guys do u really think she can win it ???????

Yeah, she can....

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 5th, 2007, 07:34 AM
I don't see anyone stopping Sharapova even if her serve isn't up to par. If Justine or the sisters were in it, that'd be a different story.

kittyking
Mar 5th, 2007, 07:50 AM
I think we could see one of the less favoured players come out here and really shine - One of Jankovic/Anna C/Vaidisova could make a strong run to the final

faboozadoo15
Mar 5th, 2007, 08:15 AM
Maria wouldn't have bitchslapped ANY player at that tournament ranked higher than 30...oh wait, what was Camille Pin ranked?

what would you call what she did to kim despite hitting 10+ double faults. she dominated that match.

faboozadoo15
Mar 5th, 2007, 08:20 AM
I really hope martina can claim this and book herself a top four seeding for the FO..

She could do that, but it's far more likely that she'll put up better points at Miami, Warsaw, and Berlin.

Martina could have a good tournament and lose in the semifinals again.

faboozadoo15
Mar 5th, 2007, 08:21 AM
I don't see anyone stopping Sharapova even if her serve isn't up to par. If Justine or the sisters were in it, that'd be a different story.

Oh dear, you win Memphis, and all of a sudden, you're hot shit.

Alberto
Mar 5th, 2007, 08:25 AM
Anabel Medina

Kunal
Mar 5th, 2007, 08:45 AM
its really frustrating....how all the top players cannot be in the same tourney...it robs fans interest

faboozadoo15
Mar 5th, 2007, 08:56 AM
its really frustrating....how all the top players cannot be in the same tourney...it robs fans interest

Well Justine really frontloaded her schedule to catch up after missing the australian open. She also wants to get back to #1 if you ask me. She picked Miami because there's more to improve on there from last year.

Venus and Serena don't play at IW for reasons I certainly won't disagree with.

Mauresmo and Clijsters probably don't want to be playing possibly 4 weeks in a row because Mauresmo plans to play a lot on clay, and Clijsters is planning on keeping injury free.

Sharapova can play 4 weeks in a row, as she proved last year. She really needs to do as well on hardcourts as possible because she doesn't plan on doing as well on clay. Though some would argue she should focus on clay more because she hasn't even won a title on the surface even though she's done surprisingly well at Roland Garros.

Shoulderpova
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:37 AM
anyone but Hingis and Vaidisova :)

Apoorv
Mar 5th, 2007, 10:38 AM
Elena Dementieva

kjn
Mar 5th, 2007, 10:51 AM
MASHA MASHA MASHA MASHA!!!!!!!!!!no.1

majuu
Mar 5th, 2007, 10:58 AM
Its strange, but i have a reaaalllyyyy strong feeling that someone quite unexpected is gonna win it this year!!! Don't ask me why!

bellascarlett
Mar 5th, 2007, 11:00 AM
Maria wouldn't have bitchslapped ANY player at that tournament ranked higher than 30...oh wait, what was Camille Pin ranked?

ANY? ANY? Please do go on. :lol: :help:

what would you call what she did to kim despite hitting 10+ double faults. she dominated that match.

Stop making sense.

Oh dear, you win Memphis, and all of a sudden, you're hot shit.

:rolls:

Bruno71
Mar 5th, 2007, 11:35 AM
ummm well she beat everyone else but camille pin in straight sets on the way to the final. She beat Clijsters, Chakvedatze. Both good players coming in to the AO in good form.

True. However, she didn't bitchslap either one of them in my opinion. And Clijsters left in worse form than she came in. Masha did annihilate one player (Rodionova? I get all the lower ranked Russians mixed up nowadays), but she's obviously not top 30.

Look, I'm the first one to admit that an in-form and on Sharapova would likely handle Hingis on most days...but she hasn't been in form all year so far.

MasterFreak
Mar 5th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Nadia will win!

bandabou
Mar 5th, 2007, 12:17 PM
probably maria...arguably best hard-court player out there right now.

volta
Mar 5th, 2007, 12:23 PM
Maria will even though i want Hingis or JJ to get it

John.
Mar 5th, 2007, 12:23 PM
I think Maria

But I hope Tati

mauresmofan
Mar 5th, 2007, 12:25 PM
Maria - the only one I see getting close would be Jankovic but she's injured so I'd be surprised if Maria drops a set!

fifiricci
Mar 5th, 2007, 12:25 PM
I don't see anyone stopping Sharapova even if her serve isn't up to par. If Justine or the sisters were in it, that'd be a different story.

I completely agree.

Shimizu Amon
Mar 5th, 2007, 12:34 PM
If Masha is healthy and gets into her game, she is gonna win this title for sure!

gelrad
Mar 5th, 2007, 01:52 PM
Maria - the only one I see getting close would be Jankovic but she's injured so I'd be surprised if Maria drops a set!

Last year only Peer came close to geting a set from Maria (Peer lost the first set only in a TB), since Peer improved her game since last year she should be able to get at least 1 set from Maria if they will meet...

aisha
Mar 5th, 2007, 02:06 PM
I'm feeling Vaidisova - in a rout. :scared:

améliemomo
Mar 5th, 2007, 02:52 PM
sharapova,she is n°1 and must prove that she is worthy of this.:o

ioni
Mar 5th, 2007, 03:02 PM
sharapova,she is n°1 and must prove that she is worthy of this.:o

:scratch: and the :o what's for ?

LUIS9
Mar 5th, 2007, 03:12 PM
None, not neither. :ras:

Would I have put neither? Hmm I am starting to doubt myself. Gosh maybe I should go back to grammar school. :tape: :o

LUIS9
Mar 5th, 2007, 03:17 PM
On another note, I am not too convinced Sharapova is still the heavy favorite. On paper yes and should she find her good form she'l be; nonetheless, the past two tournaments she's played have been rather unconvincing. Her serve has greatly suffered and she's still to find her best form.

Furthermore, the possible and most likely candidates as winners are Maria, Svetlana and Nadia. Jankovic and Vaidisova have the best outside chances, and perhaps Hingis may step it up for a change especially with a favorable draw.

Bounty Hunter
Mar 5th, 2007, 03:18 PM
Hmm don't know... My pick is Jelena Jankovic ..

3.2
Mar 5th, 2007, 03:27 PM
mine goes to Elena - but its more like a wish
I'd like to see a Dementieva - Chakvetadze final:D

LindsayRulz
Mar 5th, 2007, 03:54 PM
Jankovic.

Wayn77
Mar 5th, 2007, 03:58 PM
Nadia

starin
Mar 5th, 2007, 05:02 PM
Oh dear, you win Memphis, and all of a sudden, you're hot shit.

lol...you jerk face. Seeing as Venus hasn't won a tourney in over a year. And hasn't played a match in months and on top of that hasn't played a decent match in over a year. I'd say a little excitement over her memphis win is not unwarranted. She finally beat a young up and comer and more importantly she played well, no 50 UE, clean hitting, and good strong serving. I'd say if she can keep this form up, ppl better watch out in Miami.

s_j
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:10 PM
What time is the draw released?

Mikey B
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:20 PM
i hope maria will win, its been so long since she's successfully defended a title!! lol! i think the last 1 was birmingham in 05... (correct me if im wrong)

if not maria then i want jelena to get it... so im hoping for a maria-jelena final or semi final, depending on the draw...

Ferosh
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:22 PM
What time is the draw released?


In about an hour or so.

cellophane
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Maria or Nadia. :help: at Nadia having the second fewest votes.

Russian-fan
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:38 PM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photos/150x200/310623.jpg :inlove:

I hope that my SUPER-FAVOR, Anna Chakvetadze, will win IW 2007.

But it's going to be hard for Anna.

Btw. Anna celebrates her 20th b-day today, March 5 :music:

V-MAC
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:40 PM
Injury permitting, Jelena Jankovic

Ferosh
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:58 PM
Maria or Nadia. :help: at Nadia having the second fewest votes.

:secret: People here misunderstood the question for "Who do you want to win Indian Wells? :tape:

*Jool*
Mar 5th, 2007, 08:42 PM
I think Nicole Vaidisova

RenaSlam.
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:04 PM
:secret: People here misunderstood the question for "Who do you want to win Indian Wells? :tape:

Oh shut up. You do the same thing. :rolleyes:

Lulu.
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Tati will win her first title here

bellascarlett
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:18 PM
:secret: People here misunderstood the question for "Who do you want to win Indian Wells? :tape:

OMG...:haha:

Don't be too defensive. You really think Maria would be winning the poll significantly if the question was "Who do you want to win IW?" Seriously? :tape:

Where have you been? Certainly, if that was the question someone like Dementieva or Hingis would be leading by a large margin, not Sharapova.

Derek.
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:20 PM
:secret: People here misunderstood the question for "Who do you want to win Indian Wells? :tape:


Nadia has like three fans here, so naturally she will get only a few votes. :o

Ferosh
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:24 PM
OMG...:haha:

Don't be too defensive. You really think Maria would be winning the poll significantly if the question was "Who do you want to win IW?" Seriously? :tape:

Where have you been? Certainly, if that was the question someone like Dementieva or Hingis would be leading by large margin, not Sharapova.

:lol:

I'm not being defensive at all. I'm simply implying that Nadia has a better chance than most of the players listed. I never said she was the frontrunner or anything like that.

Sharapova hasn't been playing spectacular tennis, but she still reached the finals of the Australian Open with that kind of play. She should most cenrtainly be considered the frontrunner.

pierce0415
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:33 PM
I'm sorry but Nadia ain't winnin Indian Wells even with this weak draw

Ferosh
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:34 PM
I'm sorry but Nadia ain't winnin Indian Wells even with this weak draw

I know, I mean who can beat Na Li at the moment?

Wayn77
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:34 PM
I'm sorry but Nadia ain't winnin Indian Wells even with this weak draw

what makes you so sure 'Smarty Pants'? :( :rolleyes:

Corswandt
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Nadia has like three fans here

And Nicole has two.

Anyways

I feel that most of the people who are now saying Maria is the one big favourite for the title, that it's impossible for her not to win it and so on, will, should she lose in QF or SF or something of the sort, be the first ones to bash her for failing to live up to "the hype", this when said hype is very much of their own making (cue the closeted Maria haters among WTAW's resident punditry coming in here to solemnly proclaim "She's the #1 seed, and that makes her the favourite" - don't bother). Maria haters are getting a bit more subtle nowadays.

Same with those people who say stuff like "Vaidisova is one of the few who can trouble Sharapova on this depleted field" [depleted field/weak tournament being WTAWese for "tournament the Williams sisters aren't playing"]. When Nicole crashes out spectacularly to Na Li or Golovin, they'll be here saying that the "overhyped brat" again "failed to deliver".

Yeah, as you may have guessed I'm overflowing with optimism at the moment.

Wayn77
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:40 PM
Nadia has like three fans here, so naturally she will get only a few votes. :o

All three of us are over 16 which disqualifies us from being in Nikki's gang. :D

doris_hdz
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:41 PM
1-. Martina Hingis
2-. Nicole Vaidisova
3-. Anna Chakvetadze

pierce0415
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:42 PM
I know, I mean who can beat Na Li at the moment?

LOL we will see when Nadia and Na meet :wavey:

Blu€
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:42 PM
OMG...:haha:
Don't be too defensive. You really think Maria would be winning the poll significantly if the question was "Who do you want to win IW?" Seriously? :tape:


:lol: :lol: :tape:

Ferosh
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:44 PM
LOL we will see when Nadia and Na meet :wavey:

I'm afraid it will not be happening at Indian Wells. Nicole Pratt looks destined to take out Na Li in round 2. :angel:

bellascarlett
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:50 PM
I feel that most of the people who are now saying Maria is the one big favourite for the title, that it's impossible for her not to win it and so on, will, should she lose in QF or SF or something of the sort, be the first ones to bash her for failing to live up to "the hype", this when said hype is very much of their own making (cue the closeted Maria haters among WTAW's resident punditry coming in here to solemnly proclaim "She's the #1 seed, and that makes her the favourite" - don't bother). Maria haters are getting a bit more subtle nowadays.


Exactly! :banana:

I refrained from saying it but this is the reason why I dislike threads like these.

Anyway, Corswandt, I'd really recommend that you open your eyes a bit more. Your saying that Nicole has only 2 fans is getting quite old (oh and you know I like you :hug: ). Try to look at the signatures of people. I'd say she even has a bigger mini-fanbase than Maria. The reason I say mini is that the only problem this may not be visible to you is that it is very seldom that people have Nicole as their MAIN favorite, but certainly, look around, and you'll see she's part of many posters' 'other faves.' A contrast to Maria who I believe has a lot of fans who have her as main fave and not a lot who have her as 'other faves' (the ones you cheer for when your main fave isn't playing :lol: ). I guess, with Masha, you either love her or hate her.

Corswandt
Mar 5th, 2007, 10:08 PM
Anyway, Corswandt, I'd really recommend that you open your eyes a bit more. Your saying that Nicole has only 2 fans is getting quite old

Let me whine. I'm in the mood for whining.

Several weeks on a diet of ALG, Schnyder, Kuznetsova and JH no longer H can make you lose the will to live. :help:

bellascarlett
Mar 5th, 2007, 10:15 PM
Let me whine. I'm in the mood for whining.

Several weeks on a diet of ALG, Schnyder, Kuznetsova and JH no longer H can make you lose the will to live. :help:

:lol:

Fine. I get ya.

I'm so pumped up for this tourny myself. :bounce:

Derek.
Mar 5th, 2007, 10:23 PM
Corswandt, why exactly is Nicole in your signature? :o

Corswandt
Mar 5th, 2007, 10:53 PM
Corswandt, why exactly is Nicole in your signature? :o

Because I like her.

Derek.
Mar 5th, 2007, 11:49 PM
Because I like her.


So you think you're 1/2 fans of her? :spit:

Corswandt
Mar 5th, 2007, 11:56 PM
So you think you're 1/2 fans of her? :spit:

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers

Dementieva Guts
Mar 6th, 2007, 12:03 AM
My top half contenders are in the same block; Peer, Safarova, Chakvetadze; The winner of that group will go to the finals.

My bottom half contenders will be Dementieva or Golovin vs Kuznetsova

For records, I'll say Kuznetsova will win the title over Safarova.

Upset picks: Pennetta over sharapova (3r), Mattek over Vaidisova (2r), domachowska over safina (2r)

two 1st round wanna see: Granville vs Pin, Pascual vs Pratt.

swissmisshingis
Mar 6th, 2007, 02:18 AM
Tina bebe :hearts: