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Direwolf
Feb 6th, 2008, 07:07 PM
tournaments such as...
Doha-
Dubai-
Indian Wells-
Miami-
Charleston-
Berlin-
Rome-
French Open-
Wimbledon-
Montreal-
Olympics-
US Open-
Stuttgart-
Moscow-
Zurich-
Doha Championships-
???
:confused::confused:

Direwolf
Feb 6th, 2008, 07:11 PM
mine are........

Doha- Venus Williams
Dubai- Justine Henin
Indian Wells- Maria Sharapova
Miami- Venus Williams
Charleston- Venus Williams
Berlin- Justine Henin/Venus Williams
Rome- Justine Henin/Venus Williams
French Open - Serena Williams
Wimbledon- Venus Williams
Montreal- Jelena Jankovic
Olympics- Venus Williams
US Open - Venus Williams
Stuttgart - Lindsay Davenport
Moscow - Lindsay Davenport/Maria Sharapova
Zurich - Lindsay Davenport
Doha Championships - Serena Williams

thats my guess..!!

serenus_2k8
Feb 6th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Lol I couldnt even start to make such predictions! Im guessing there is going to be some fierce competition though this year :D

Dodoboy.
Feb 6th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Doha- Venus
Dubai- Venus
Indian Wells- Maria Sharapova
Miami- Ana Ivanovic
Charleston- Venus
Berlin- Ana Ivanovic
Rome- Justine
French Open- Venus Williams
Wimbledon- Serena Williams
Montreal- Lindsay Davenport
Olympics- Jelena Jankovic
US Open- Serena Williams
Stuttgart- Serena Williams
Moscow- Serena Williams
Zurich- Ana Ivanovic
Doha Championships- Venus Williams



wow...even i find that ^^^ stupid

Direwolf
Feb 6th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Lol I couldnt even start to make such predictions! Im guessing there is going to be some fierce competition though this year :D

oh well.. 2004 was the the only year i remember
in this current generation that has multiple winners...

other than Hingis/Venus/Davy/Serena/Capriati

heytennis
Feb 6th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Maria will win the AO, Dubai, Rome, Birmingham, the Olympics, Stuttgart and Moscow.... at least.

sweetpeas
Feb 6th, 2008, 07:42 PM
ha ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!

VeeTennisFan
Feb 6th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Doha- Venus Williams
Dubai- Justine Henin
Indian Wells- Maria Sharapova
Miami- Serena Williams
Charleston- Lindsay Davenport
Berlin- Jelena Jankovic
Rome- Svetlana Kuznetsova
French Open - Venus Williams or Justine Henin
Wimbledon- Venus Williams
Montreal- Ana Ivanovic
Olympics- Venus Williams or Serena Williams
US Open – Serena Williams
Stuttgart - Maria Sharapova
Moscow - Lindsay Davenport
Zurich - Lindsay Davenport
Doha Championships - Venus Williams

Tamus
Feb 6th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Doha- Justine Henin
Dubai- Justine Henin
Indian Wells- Justine Henin
Miami- Justine Henin
Charleston- Justine Henin
Berlin- Justine Henin
Rome- Justine Henin
French Open- Justine Henin
Wimbledon- Justine Henin
Montreal- Justine Henin
Olympics- Justine Henin
US Open- Justine Henin
Stuttgart- Justine Henin
Moscow- Justine Henin
Zurich- Justine Henin
Doha Championships- Justine Henin

felipe2004
Feb 6th, 2008, 07:58 PM
Doha - Maria Sharapova
Dubai - Justine Henin
Indian Wells - Ana Ivanovic
Miami - Justine Henin
Charleston - Justine Henin
Berlin - Justine Henin
Rome - Jelena Jankovic
French Open - Justine Henin
Wimbledon - Justine Henin
Montreal - Ana Ivanovic
Olympics - Justine Henin
US Open - Maria Sharapova
Stuttgart - Justine Henin
Moscow - Anna Chakvetadze
Zurich - Justine Henin
Doha Championships - Justine Henin

Peterk07
Feb 6th, 2008, 08:19 PM
So, in wtaworld translation "Who's your bet to win the big titles?" means "who is your fav", doesn't it? :)

Pasta-Na
Feb 6th, 2008, 08:50 PM
i thought u meant the size of the trophy :o

attis765
Feb 6th, 2008, 10:06 PM
So, in wtaworld translation "Who's your bet to win the big titles?" means "who is your fav", does it? :)

'n

Dexter
Feb 6th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Doha- Justine Henin
Dubai- Justine Henin
Indian Wells- Justine Henin
Miami- Justine Henin
Charleston- Justine Henin
Berlin- Justine Henin
Rome- Justine Henin
French Open- Justine Henin
Wimbledon- Justine Henin
Montreal- Justine Henin
Olympics- Justine Henin
US Open- Justine Henin
Stuttgart- Justine Henin
Moscow- Justine Henin
Zurich- Justine Henin
Doha Championships- Justine HeninGood one, you just have to get it right at some point. :lol:

s_j
Feb 6th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Doha- Sharapova
Dubai- Sharapova
Indian Wells- Sharapova
Miami- Sharapova
Charleston- Venus Williams
Berlin- Henin
Rome- Henin
French Open- Henin
Wimbledon- Sharapova
Montreal- Serena Williams
Olympics- Sharapova
US Open- Sharapova
Stuttgart- Davenport
Moscow- Sharapova
Zurich- Sharapova
Doha Championships- Sharapova



I seriously think 2008 is Maria's year.

random fan
Feb 6th, 2008, 10:52 PM
Winning titles depends more on form of the players involved than anything else. And to predict the form in 3 months is very ungrateful business

SvetaPleaseWin.
Feb 6th, 2008, 11:50 PM
Doha-Henin
Dubai-Henin
Indian Wells-Sharapova
Miami-Venus
Charleston-Jankovic
Berlin-Henin
Rome-Kuznetsova
French Open-Kuznetsova :worship:
Wimbledon-Serena
Montreal-Henin
Olympics-Serena
US Open-Kuznetsova
Stuttgart-Henin
Moscow-Sharapova
Zurich-Sharapova
Doha Championships-Serena

mankind
Feb 7th, 2008, 12:45 AM
Maria will win the AO, Dubai, Rome, Birmingham, the Olympics, Stuttgart and Moscow.... at least.

Bold, considering she's never made a clay final in her life. And winning a single match at Moscow seems to be a stretch for her at the best of times.

My guess (I'm not going to go through each tournament) is that the following players will win the "big" titles this year:

Henin
Sharapova
Ivanovic
Chakvetadze
Serena
Kuznetsova
Jankovic
Hantuchova
Dementieva
Golovin

I think it's going to be a poor year for American players.
I think Ivanovic will win more than people expect and Henin will lose more than people expect.
And Hantuchova will do some great things this year, with an even greater year lined up for Sveta.
Jankovic will continue to be consistent, with Dementieva and Golovin picking up the odd title when the top players drop their level a bit.

Sharapova's riding on confidence at the moment, like she did after winning the US Open in 2006, but her first real test will be a match against Serena or Venus. I think she was lucky in Melbourne to avoid both of them because, unlike the players Maria did beat, the Williams' have the ability to overpower her without giving her a lot of free points from errors. Aside from that, they both have a mental edge over her at the moment, considering the humiliating losses she had to them last year. If she manages to hand either of them a beatdown or 2, she'll be set for a good year.

venus_rulez
Feb 7th, 2008, 12:54 AM
^ I tend to agree. The toughest thing for Maria against the sisters is their movement. No one moves like they do with their ability to hit winners from everywhere.

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 7th, 2008, 01:14 AM
I have now see 7 people make their selections. In 7 selections I have see the same names over and over again. Sharapova, Henin, Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Davenport. Oh and few occasional picks for, Jankovic, Ivanovic and Kuznetsova. And one single pick for Chakvetadze. And not a single pick for anyone else.

I have news for you. In the last six years Venus has won 3 Big 16 tournaments. That is one every two years. It gets worse, Davenport has won only 3 of these tournaments in the last seven years. Serena Williams has done a little bit better than her sister having won 4 such tournaments over the last four years a respectable one a year. So providing these three Americans sustain the rate they have been displaying for the last few years we can expect these three players to combine for no more than two of these 16 titles.

Sharapova and Henin have both been much more consistant winning these events over the last few years. But even Sharapova has won only 10 such events over the last 4 and a bit years, roughly two and a half per year. Henin has clearly been the strongest player in the world over the last five years having won 17 such titles, over three a year. Still even if all five of these players sustain the stardard they have shown over an extended amount of years they are still only likely to combine for only half of these titles.

Even last year the big five only combined for 9 of those 15 (no Olympics) titles. That was mostly due to Henin having a bumper year winning 5 of the 15 titles. But even then we saw players no one expected to win with Hantuchova and Dementieva both winning Tier I titles.

Fact is, these big titles, particularly the Tier 1s don't always go to the biggest superstars. Upsets to occur and normally 3 to 5 Tier 1's produce a surprise winner.

I won't try to put names to the titles but I will predict that Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport will not will a single title out of these 16. Venus Williams could very well win one and she would have a small outside chance in my book to win two. Sharapova and Henin will win three or four each, roughly 7 combined. That leaves about 8 titles still to be determined. 3 or 4 will go to the two Serbian girls. Kuznetsova should find a way to win one. And that leaves three or four titles to players not a single person has mentioned. Who will these players be? I don't know. They will be the surprise winners. Perhaps Szavay, perhaps Radwanska, possibly Hantuchova again. I don't know. But would bet a tenner that the amount of these titles that go to players absolute no one has mentioned yet will outnumber the amount that go to Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport combined.

Ntour
Feb 7th, 2008, 05:59 AM
Henin is practically a lock for dubai she has never lost there and is going for title number 5

HenryMag.
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:37 AM
tournaments such as...
Doha- Maria Sharapova
Dubai- Justine Henin
Indian Wells- Maria Sharapova
Miami- Serena Williams
Charleston- Venus Williams
Berlin- Justine Henin
Rome- Jelena Jankovic
French Open- Justine Henin
Wimbledon- Venus Williams
Montreal- Ana Ivanovic
Olympics- Elena Dementieva
US Open- Serena Williams
Stuttgart- Ana Ivanovic
Moscow- Elena Dementieva
Zurich- Maria Sharapova
Doha Championships- Maria Sharapova

heytennis
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:48 AM
Bold, considering she's never made a clay final in her life. And winning a single match at Moscow seems to be a stretch for her at the best of times.


Maria hasn't played a real clay season since 2005 where she lost twice to Henin and once to Schnyder in 3 (Rome semis). She definately has the ability to win Rome. I say Rome and not Berlin as Henin obviously doesn't play Rome and the clay in Rome is the fastest (even Roddick has been to the semis there).

Josh.
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:13 AM
:spit: at this thread.

lecciones
Feb 7th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Doha-Henin
Dubai-Sharapova
Indian Wells-Sharapova
Miami-Justine
Charleston-Henin
Berlin-Sharapova
Rome-Ivanovic
French Open-Ivanovic
Wimbledon-Sharapova
Montreal- Ivanovic
Olympics-Henin
US Open-Sharapova
Stuttgart-Henin
Moscow-Henin
Zurich-Sharapova
Doha Championships-Ivanovic

Hehehe only three players HEHEHEHEHEHE

missvarsha
Feb 7th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Henin can't win Doha since she isn't playing...

Shoulderpova
Feb 7th, 2008, 02:18 PM
So, in wtaworld translation "Who's your bet to win the big titles?" means "who is your fav", doesn't it? :)

exactly my thought :lol:
this kind of prediction thread is nothing but a place for everybody to say who are their faves :tape:

Mightymirza
Feb 7th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Doha - Maria Sharapova
Dubai - Justine Henin
Indian Wells - Ana Ivanovic
Miami - Justine Henin
Charleston - Justine Henin
Berlin - Justine Henin
Rome - Jelena Jankovic
French Open - Justine Henin
Wimbledon - Justine Henin
Montreal - Ana Ivanovic
Olympics - Justine Henin
US Open - Maria Sharapova
Stuttgart - Justine Henin
Moscow - Anna Chakvetadze
Zurich - Justine Henin
Doha Championships - Justine Henin
I second that :bounce: except

USO-Ana 'ajde' ivanovic :rocker2:

jonny84
Feb 7th, 2008, 04:01 PM
So difficult to predict but:

Doha & Dubai - always does well in this stretch of the tour; I think she can take both titles
Indian Wells- Maria Sharapova - previous Champion, sure she can carry on her Australian form here
Miami- Serena Williams
Charleston- Jelena Jankovic
Berlin- Justine Henin
Rome- Svetlana Kuznetsova
French Open - Justine Henin
Wimbledon- Venus Williams/Serena Williams
Montreal- Ana Ivanovic
Olympics - "Serbian", more likely Ana than Jelena
US Open - Ana/Jelena/Maria
Stuttgart - Davenport/Mauresmo/Henin
Moscow - "Russian winner"
Zurich - Maria Sharapova
Doha Championships - Serena Williams/Sharapova

Direwolf
Feb 7th, 2008, 04:07 PM
exactly my thought :lol:
this kind of prediction thread is nothing but a place for everybody to say who are their faves :tape:

actually.. if you notice..
and actually read what people has to say..

They only put the people who have reached the final of that
slam to win...

i.e. none put Hantuchova to win any GS...

people in WTAWORLD have brains too...
and they know where to use it:rolleyes:

except when 1 guy chose Justine to win everything..
even when she got bagelled...

:tape::rolleyes::rolleyes::tape:

sakya23
Feb 7th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Doha- Venus
Indian Wells- Sharapova
Miami- Henin
Charleston- Serena
Berlin- Henin
Rome-Kuznetsova
Paris- Ivanovic
Wimledon- Sharapova
Montreal- Jankovic
Olmypics- Williams
US Open- Williams
Moscow- Ivanovic
Doha- Sharapova

missvarsha
Feb 7th, 2008, 04:18 PM
except when 1 guy chose Justine to win everything..
even when she got bagelled...


Its not as bad as choosing her to win a tournament which she isn't even playing. (Doha).
And on a side note, just because Sharapova bagelled her on a combined good day/bad day doesn't mean Henin still isn't the favorite in almost every match she enters.
Remember when Sharapova got DOUBLE bagelled by Fatvenport ? Then her career was over and now suddenly she's the second coming. Very few people in GM have any perspective at all and of course she isnt going to win each and everything, but come on, Henin is an easy lock to win the vast majority of tournaments she enters.

Tamus
Feb 7th, 2008, 04:25 PM
actually.. if you notice..
and actually read what people has to say..

They only put the people who have reached the final of that
slam to win...

i.e. none put Hantuchova to win any GS...

people in WTAWORLD have brains too...
and they know where to use it:rolleyes:

except when 1 guy chose Justine to win everything..
even when she got bagelled...
:tape::rolleyes::rolleyes::tape:

Must you take everything seriously? I still bet I'll get more right than you though. :D

AcesHigh
Feb 7th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Yea.. people just picking their favorites. :)

Destiny
Feb 7th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Basically Justine henin
But hope its The williams sister
Yeah hope these dreams come true :p

Direwolf
Feb 7th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Must you take everything seriously? I still bet I'll get more right than you though. :D

Nope..
and NOPE..@@@
:p
i'll bump this after DoHa Championships!!!
:lol::lol:

Its not as bad as choosing her to win a tournament which she isn't even playing. (Doha).
And on a side note, just because Sharapova bagelled her on a combined good day/bad day doesn't mean Henin still isn't the favorite in almost every match she enters.
Remember when Sharapova got DOUBLE bagelled by Fatvenport ? Then her career was over and now suddenly she's the second coming. Very few people in GM have any perspective at all and of course she isnt going to win each and everything, but come on, Henin is an easy lock to win the vast majority of tournaments she enters.

Davenport isnt that fat...
im not those dumb posters who says that that Sharapova is over...
if you didnt know..
Monica, Hingis, Pierce have all been double bagelled...

Justine could easily take a wild card into a TIER I,
and the site of the Championships..
and you say that its not as bad by
picking her to win everything
as picking her to win Doha??

:wavey:

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 7th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Doha-Venus Williams
Dubai-Justine Henin
Indian Wells-Maria Sharapova
Miami-Serena Williams
Charleston-Serena Williams
Berlin- Justine Henin
Rome- Serena Williams
French Open -Serena Williams
Wimbledon-Serena Williams
Montreal-Jelena Jankovic
Olympics-Venus Williams
US Open -Serena Williams
Stuttgart -Lindsay Davenport
Moscow -Maria Sharapova
Zurich -Maria Sharapova
Doha Championships -Serena Williams

BartoliBabes
Feb 7th, 2008, 05:26 PM
how can u predict the winners of the 16 big tournaments? don't be silly. however, i can see marion winning one of them. it's the usual suspects like henin, sharapova, williams', ivanovic etc.

Direwolf
Feb 7th, 2008, 06:22 PM
how can u predict the winners of the 16 big tournaments? don't be silly. however, i can see marion winning one of them. it's the usual suspects like henin, sharapova, williams', ivanovic etc.

its a BET...

like all those betting odds...!!!

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:23 PM
This is the last thing I am going to say in this thread. The WTA isn't the ATP. It is not as simple as putting Federer, Nadal and Djokovic down for every single tournament. The WTA still produce surprises and upsets. Additionally, although many posters on this board don't seem to want to face this fact, 2008 looks very much to be a year of transition to a new generation of tennis players. I believe we will see many very clear signs of the that in the months to come. No folks, Henin, Sharapova and the Williams sisters are not going to win everything in sight. Far from it.

Muffin the Mule
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Doha - Henin
Dubai - Sharapova
Indian Wells - Ivanovic
Miami - Sharapova
Charleston - Kuznetsova
Berlin - Jankovic
Rome - Henin
French Open - Henin
Wimbledon - Sharapova
Montreal - Henin
Olympics - Sharapova
US Open - S Williams
Stuttgart - Kuznetsova
Moscow - Vaidisova
Zurich - Henin
Doha Championships - Sharapova

Dodoboy.
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Henin isnt at Doha

missvarsha
Feb 7th, 2008, 11:01 PM
you say that its not as bad by picking her to win everything as picking her to win Doha??

Well obviously she can't win everything since she WON'T play everything - Indian Wells, Rome and Moscow for example. So anyone who picks her to win everything is crazy. But picking her to win everything ELSE, while unlikely is at least POSSIBLE.

Tamus
Feb 8th, 2008, 03:55 PM
This is the last thing I am going to say in this thread. The WTA isn't the ATP. It is not as simple as putting Federer, Nadal and Djokovic down for every single tournament. The WTA still produce surprises and upsets. Additionally, although many posters on this board don't seem to want to face this fact, 2008 looks very much to be a year of transition to a new generation of tennis players. I believe we will see many very clear signs of the that in the months to come. No folks, Henin, Sharapova and the Williams sisters are not going to win everything in sight. Far from it.

Obviously they're not going to win everything and upsets happen. But they have a better chance at winning these tournaments than lower ranked and/or younger players. So if you want to pick one player to win a given tournament, your going to pick from the traditional favorites.

And yes, I know Henin isn't playing all these tournaments.

danieln1
Feb 8th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Doha- Maria Sharapova
Dubai- Justine Henin
Indian Wells- Lindsay Davenport
Miami- Serena Williams
Charleston- Ana Ivanovic
Berlin- Ana Ivanovic
Rome- Amelie Mauresmo
French Open- Justine Henin
Wimbledon- Lindsay Davenport/Maria Sharapova
Montreal- Ana Ivanovic
Olympics- Venus Williams
US Open- Maria Sharapova
Stuttgart- Ana Ivanovic
Moscow- Maria Sharapova
Zurich- Lindsay Davenport
Doha Championships- Maria Sharapova

AcesHigh
Feb 8th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Additionally, although many posters on this board don't seem to want to face this fact, 2008 looks very much to be a year of transition to a new generation of tennis players. I believe we will see many very clear signs of the that in the months to come.

You've been saying that for a while now and seem to be salivating at every chance that the past generation falters.
Last time I checked, we haven't had a new slam winner under the age of 25 since Kuzy 2004. The tour is still dominated by the Big 4(Henin, Sharapova, WilliamsX2) and every tourney they play they have a huge chance of winning.

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 8th, 2008, 09:31 PM
You've been saying that for a while now and seem to be salivating at every chance that the past generation falters.
Last time I checked, we haven't had a new slam winner under the age of 25 since Kuzy 2004. The tour is still dominated by the Big 4(Henin, Sharapova, WilliamsX2) and every tourney they play they have a huge chance of winning.

I've been saying this for a few months yes, and I have been refering to this year which has only just begun.... and infact so far it does actually seem to be panning out that way too. Look at what happened in the AO quarterfinals and look at the average age of the four AO semifinalists. As for Sharapova, I may not like her but regardless there is no getting away from the fact that she is 20 years old and very much part of the new generation of which I speak. Get back to me at the end of the year and we will assess what happens this year then okay? :)

Cp6uja
Feb 8th, 2008, 09:54 PM
australiAN open - mAria
pAris - eleNA
dohA - sereNA
dubAi - jeleNA
indiAN wells - mAria
miAmi - sereNA
chArlestoN - mAria
berlin - svetlANA
rome - ANnA
rolANd gArros - justine
wimbledon - ANA
montreAl - liNdsAy
olympics - svetlANA
us open - ANA
stuttgArt - eleNA
moscow - dANielA
zurich - tatiANA
dohA champioNships - mAria

slamchamp
Feb 8th, 2008, 09:58 PM
australiAN open - mAria
pAris - eleNA
dohA - sereNA
dubAi - jeleNA
indiAN wells - mAria
miAmi - sereNA
chArlestoN - mAria
berlin - svetlANA
rome - ANnA
rolANd gArros - justine
wimbledon - ANA
montreAl - liNdsAy
olympics - svetlANA
us open - ANA
stuttgArt - eleNA
moscow - dANielA
zurich - tatiANA
dohA champioNships - mAriaWe get you Are aN IvAnovic fan :lol:

AcesHigh
Feb 8th, 2008, 10:03 PM
I've been saying this for a few months yes, and I have been refering to this year which has only just begun.... and infact so far it does actually seem to be panning out that way too. Look at what happened in the AO quarterfinals and look at the average age of the four AO semifinalists. Get back to me at the end of the year and we will assess what happened then okay?

Jankovic(22), Hantuchova(24), Sharapova(20) and Ivanovic(20) are all proven players. IMO, it wasnt a signal of a shift at all. The average age of the RG semifinalists was like 21. Didnt really affect any change. Henin/Williamsx2 are still the better players as long as they don't play as poorly as they did at AO.
Last year, the younger players had their chance.. and Ivanovic and Jankovic did superbly. Maybe they do better this year, but I dont see anyone else doing as well their age. Henin is healthy, Venus is having a resurgence since post-Wimby, and Serena looks fitter. Davenport is back, Dementieva seems to have gotten her game back. I think 2008 is the year for the 25+ crowd, but obviously no one knows... we'll have to wait and see.

Sean.
Feb 8th, 2008, 10:18 PM
I'm bias so I wont specify which tornarments,


Multi title winners:

1. Henin
2. Sharapova/Ivanovic


A few titles:

Williams sisters
Jankovic


I think this will be an interesting year.

Henin - will need to prove she can back up last year, and it is possibly her last chance to win Wimbledon.

Sharapova- will need to stay injury free and show everyone if she is capable of winning 6+ slams

Ivanovic - will have to prove she can stay at the top and win slams. this is a make or break year for her where is will either follow a pierce like career or seriously contend with Sharapova for 'best in generation'

WS - have to prove they are still major threats