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ZeroSOFInfinity
Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:49 AM
Only Maria and Venus have been in the finals before. Jelena, Ana, Daniela and Radwanska have not been in the final... yet.

Imagine that! :drool:

Cp6uja
Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:57 AM
XXI century AO champions:

2000 Lindsay Davenport
2001 Jennifer Capriati
2002 Jennifer Capriati
2003 Serena Williams
2004 Justine Henin
2005 Serena Williams
2006 Amelie Mauresmo
2007 Serena Williams
2008 NEW CHAMPION

scoobsuk
Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:04 AM
Good call.

It's always nice to see a new champion crowned.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:15 AM
If (touchwood) Maria and Venus loses before the final... we will have a 1st time GS winner since... AO 2006.

Wow. :eek:

scoobsuk
Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:18 AM
If (touchwood) Maria and Venus loses before the final... we will have a 1st time GS winner since... AO 2006.

Wow. :eek:
Which is funny cos before that, it seemed like a new champion every Grand Slam for ages, almost.

madamtennis
Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:25 AM
cool to have a new champ in Aussie.i hope it will be Ana,but it's most likely that Sharapova or Venus will be crowned

DemWilliamsGulls
Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:26 AM
Les Go Big Vee!!!!!!! Lol

Mightymirza
Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:28 AM
Vee and maria have a great chance here..But ajde ana!!!

jerryxiao1988
Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:28 AM
Venus, take it and revenge for serena

ViennaCalling
Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:31 AM
Don´t think so ... Hantuchova and Radwanska are not that far.

saniapower
Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:58 AM
Venus will not win it. If Sania Mirza had some more brain she would have been out by now

Fan_of_Venus
Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:24 AM
Maria or Venus for the win. :shrug: Who knows? But I hope Venus makes it to the final.

So Disrespectful
Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:43 AM
It would cause such a sensation if Daniela won the entire thing. I know it can't happen, but I can dream big, right?

Direwolf
Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:48 AM
One person that I think could cause an upset is

Radwanska..
she has beaten
them before...

Pureracket
Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:48 AM
Venus will not win it. If Sania Mirza had some more brain she would have been out by nowNah, it's not the brains to simply play tennis. It's a brain to invest her money into getting some superrior security guards so she can comfortable enough to wear suitable tennis clothes and not a burlap sack.

She may have won a few more games if her outfit were more aerodynamic. WTF!

Tennisaddict
Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:50 AM
I hope Venus makes the final and wins it. But she has a tough road ahead of her.
I think she will beat Ana but her semifinal is probably against Radwanska and her game is exactly the kind of game that troubles Venus.

I think it's time Venus won her first AO. I also would not mind if Ana, Maria or Radwanska won it but they have many years to win it. It is becoming very exciting though. At this point you can't really predict who will win it IMO. Although Hantuchova and Jankovic definitely won't win it.

So Disrespectful
Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:52 AM
One person that I think could cause an upset is

Radwanska..
she has beaten
them before...

But she's lacking experience in the second week of slams more so than anyone else left in the draw.

DimaDinosaur
Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:53 AM
I think Venus will mostly like win it, followed closely by Sharapova

Then the rest of the field is:

Ivanovic, followed very closely by Jankovic

then Radwanska


and then finally



finally



Hantuchova :hug:

s_j
Jan 22nd, 2008, 12:02 PM
I think Venus will mostly like win it, followed closely by Sharapova

Then the rest of the field is:

Ivanovic, followed very closely by Jankovic

then Radwanska


and then finally



finally



Hantuchova :hug:

You would put Venus as the favourite ahead of Maria?...despite the performance Maria gave against Justine today? Hmm ok...?

TTomek
Jan 22nd, 2008, 12:03 PM
Imagine if Radwanska or Hantuchova will win :lol:

<Sven>
Jan 22nd, 2008, 12:06 PM
I would love to see Jankovic win it now...
I never expected her to beat Serena
But after seeing the match, Maria is favorite hands down

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 22nd, 2008, 12:18 PM
I would support remaining players except Maria and Daniela.:)

Tennisaddict
Jan 22nd, 2008, 12:19 PM
You would put Venus as the favourite ahead of Maria?...despite the performance Maria gave against Justine today? Hmm ok...?

Why not? A lot of people expected Maria to win last year after her impressive win against Clijsters. She had a very good tournament except for her first round, until the final where Serena reached a level that was untouchable. Venus is capable of the same thing. Venus has been struggling in some of her matches just like Serena last year. She could easily reach her peak in the next three rounds. I feel that Venus and Maria are co-favourites at this moment for the title but I would not be surprised if Venus would reach the final and beat Maria in straight sets.

Just Do It
Jan 22nd, 2008, 12:27 PM
The winner of Maria/Jelena SF match will win it.

Cp6uja
Jan 22nd, 2008, 12:37 PM
Why not? A lot of people expected Maria to win last year after her impressive win against Clijsters. She had a very good tournament except for her first round, until the final where Serena reached a level that was untouchable. Venus is capable of the same thing. Venus has been struggling in some of her matches just like Serena last year. She could easily reach her peak in the next three rounds. I feel that Venus and Maria are co-favourites at this moment for the title but I would not be surprised if Venus would reach the final and beat Maria in straight sets.What about you talking here :confused::confused::confused:


AO 2007 - road to Semifinal:
R128 H2H PIN, CAMILLE FRA 62 W 6-3 4-6 9-7
R16 H2H (22) ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS 24 W 7-5 6-4
Q H2H (12) CHAKVETADZE, ANNA RUS 13 W 7-6(5) 7-5


AO 2008 - road to Semifinal:
R64 Lindsay Davenport 6-1 6-3
R16 Elena Dementieva 6-2 6-0
Q Justine Henin 6-4 6-0


I dont see any 2007-2008 connections.

Calypso
Jan 22nd, 2008, 12:49 PM
Please Venus, take this title!

eck
Jan 22nd, 2008, 12:54 PM
I think should Maria win AO, Serena will come back even more motivated, seeing as how she called her predecessor overrated once.

-VSR-
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:01 PM
Jelena will make the final, since she almost went out in the first round. (ala Sharapova last year) But Jelena will lose to someone in the bottom half, is my bold prediction.

missvarsha
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:04 PM
Aaaah Maaaaaaah Gaaaaaaaaaaaah. This is the sort of situation which I have always been most afraid of - the top contenders all either beat each other up or get upset on an off day, and then some troll like Jankovic who has no buisness even being in the semifinals sneaks away with a grand slam win.

Uranium
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:04 PM
Venus def. Jankovic for her first AO title in 2008:bounce:

StarDuvallGrant
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:06 PM
Good luck to all those still in the draw. There definitely will be a happy new champion :clap2:

Martian KC
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:10 PM
Hopefully a new slam winner.

V-MAC
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:20 PM
Good Lord I just hope Vee takes full advantage of this opportunity for her to win this title, or at the very least make the finals.

SAEKeithSerena
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:54 PM
Ana Ivanovic def. Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 in the final :)

Cp6uja
Jan 22nd, 2008, 05:39 PM
Ana Ivanovic def. Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 in the final :)No chances for that because Sharapova in best shape and in 2nd set she already bageled here 3 girls (including Dementieva and even Henin). So she will also bageled Ana in 2nd set OR atleast breadsticked :sad: and 3rd set Ana will also finish with bagel AND breadstick.

My prediction AO final:

M.Sharapova ' 6 6 8
Ana Ivanovic ' 7 0 10

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:09 AM
^you couldn't wait could you :p you just froth at the mouth lol...ana for the title plz...plz plz plz