View Full Version : Pick your Grand Slam Champions for 2003

go hingis
Nov 13th, 2002, 04:32 AM
Pick a different person for each slam, so you should have four different winners.

My Picks:

Australian Open - Alicia Molik
French Open - Martina Hingis
Wimbledon - Eleni Daniilidou
US Open - Monica Seles

This was tougher than I thought, I would love to see Martina win here in Aus, she plays so well here, and has been dissapointed three years in a row after making the finals, but I'm sure she wants the F.O to complete the career slam. Then I thought Kournikova, but I think it would be great to see an Aussie Girl Win in OZ, it would get more people interested in womens tennis. Wimbledon and the US where easier to pick. With me not able to pick Martina for all of them.

Nov 13th, 2002, 04:55 AM
Aus - Kim
RG - Amelie
Wimbledon - Venus
US - Serena

But please don't anyone bet the farm on those guesses!!

Also, I think those 4 will win one each but I'm not confident in my predictions of which will win which.

Nov 13th, 2002, 09:34 AM
Nothing wrong with the Hingis and Seles bet...

but Molik and Danilidou? LOL they have weapons, a great serve, great all court game but that kind of game takes longer to put together for some...and even when they put everything together there is just too much competition to warrant picking even a SF from either

Nov 13th, 2002, 09:45 AM
Judio, actually those picks although they may look outrageous all of those players can be pretty good players.

AO - molik: big serve, volley's a lot (probably more suited to wimbledon), should play well with home crowed support and has taken monica seles to three tough sets. but with her form this year if she plays that way it is unrealistic.

FO - hingis: already been in the final and suits her game being a slow surface so she can run balls down. hasn't played well lately and is on a break but if she rgains form from a few years ago she can do well. and i don't think the sisters looked all that great there this year although both made the final.

wimby - daniilidou: took jen to three sets this year and is always improing her game. she is powerful, thinks well and volley's every now and again. if she plays like when she won her title this year she could be the riser of 2003.

us open - seles: always a contender these days but doesn't seem to play at her best in grand slams. if she finds her form of the lead up tournaments to the us open in 2001 then she will definately be up there.

as for my picks i would like molik, baltacha, bielik, and viele (i am a fan and can't stop being one for some reason). but i know this won't happen.

i think the sisters are up there and each will definately make a final. i think mauresmo will make the final of the oz open and possibly seles. i also think clijsters will at least be in a final and justine probably at roland garros. i'm hoping jen can gete in there somewhere and i think dokic with a coach may do something at wimby.

Nov 13th, 2002, 10:27 AM
My picks would be :

AO : Kim
RG : Justine
W : Venus/Serena
USO : Serena/Venus

Nov 13th, 2002, 10:39 AM
AO: Lindsay
FO: Martina H
W: Venus W
USO: Kim C

Nov 13th, 2002, 11:55 AM
Although I would love to see Alicia Molik win the Australian Open I feel she is maybe 2 years from making any real impact in Grand Slams.

My Pics.

AO: Capriati....has the fire power to match the Williams Sisters who seem not to be in best form here In Australia. The "Rebound-Ace" suits her groundy's.

FO: Serena....if she plays like this year there again...I don't think anyone can go close to her. (Hantuchova for a dark-horse there)

WIMB: Ummm Venus coz I'm not allowed to say Serena hehe :-)

US: Lindsay Davenport....great champs don't stay off the podium for too long :-)

P.S I Hope Capriati wins them all...but that would be biased wouldn't it? :-)

Keep smiling


Nov 13th, 2002, 12:17 PM
AO Serena
RG Justine
Wimb Justine
UO Kim


Nov 13th, 2002, 12:22 PM
how about this.....
AO: Anna K.........my beloved Anna finally wins one,
RO: Bartoli.......hey she is from France isnt she?
WO: Stevenson.......finally, the year for her to shine
USO: after 5 yrs being won by American,
this time someone else is gonna take it,
Amanda Coetzer finally got her Slam and
retired afterwards...............

if this happens, wont it be great?:hearts:

Nov 13th, 2002, 12:30 PM
Molik - no way. has a great game. very capable of upsets. But once the opponent adapts to her game they just pin her at the baseline untill those errors creep in ..... and trust me ..... they always do - i have seen it time and time again.
Also her backhand..... although attractive - it is a big liability. Its weak and the topspin on it just leaves it sitting in the air mid-court. Its really quite ridiculous that u pick her to win a slam when she has done next to nothing promising in singles all year.
I would not even have her to make the quaters.
Beautiful game when she puts it together though... but she can't keep it going 3 matches in a row..... let alone 7!

Nov 13th, 2002, 12:37 PM
If I have to pick four you make it easy.

OZ - Serena, completing the 'Serena Slam'

RG - Kim Clijsters. It's close to home, so all her friends can come. THey remember her fondly from 12-10 in the third set. And after her performance in the Tour Champs, I HAD to give her one.

WB - Venus returns, defeating Monica in the final. And we spend the next three weeks arguing whether the crowd was pro-Monica, or anti-Venus.

US - Chanda Rubin defeating Monica Seles US players have won this championship the last four times in row. I expect an all US final, but shockingly not the one we'd expect.

BTW, if 4 diff players realy win the 4 Slams, Monica will be in the running for year-end number one. She'll make the semis of all 4 slams.

Nov 13th, 2002, 01:02 PM
Aus Open: Lindsay
RG: Justine
Wimbledon: Kim
USOpen: Serena

Nov 13th, 2002, 01:22 PM
Oz Open - Lindsay
French Open - Kim
Wimbledon - Serena
US Open - Venus

Nov 13th, 2002, 01:24 PM
Aus Open: Lindsay
French Open: Amelie
Wimbledon: Venus
Us Open: Serena

Princess Fiona
Nov 13th, 2002, 02:41 PM
Eleni win a Slam? Much as I would love that to happen (and Eleni on top form is a serious threat to all!) I don't know if she'll do it in 2003... but 2004, maybe? :cool: :)

Let's see...

Oz: Mauresmo
RG: Henin :)
Wimb: Venus
US: Serena

King Aaron
Nov 13th, 2002, 03:26 PM
OZ : Martina
RG : Kim
WIM : Jelena ;)
US : Serena

Nov 13th, 2002, 03:29 PM
AO: Lindsay Davenport
RG: Kim Clijsters
WIMBY: Venus Williams
US: Lindsay Davenport

Nov 13th, 2002, 03:54 PM
Aus : Serena
French : Serena
Wim : Serena
US : Venus

Martian KC
Nov 13th, 2002, 04:24 PM
Australian Open
Kim Clijsters d. Jen Capriati

Roland Garros
Justine Henin d. Martina Hingis

Serena Williams d. Venus Williams

US Open
Monica Seles d. Lindsay Davenport

Nov 13th, 2002, 05:38 PM
Australian Open Champ - Serena Williams def. Kim Clijsters

French Open Champ - Monica Seles def Jennifer Capriati

Wimbledon Champ - Venus William def. Lindsay Davenport

Us Open Champ - Daniela Hantuchova def. Chanda Rubin

Nov 13th, 2002, 05:42 PM
Australian Open - Kim Clijsters
French Open- Amelie Mauresmo
Wimbledon- Venus Williams
US Open- Serena Williams

Nov 13th, 2002, 05:45 PM
Australian Open - Kim Clijsters
French Open - Martina Hingis
Wimbledon - Justin Henin
US Open - Daniela Hantuchova

Nov 13th, 2002, 05:50 PM
1. Serena - The real Serena will show up down under.

2. Serena/Justine/Amelie - all great clay court players

3. Venus/Serena - Just look at the last 3

4. Serena/Venus - Just look at the last 4

The Sisters had a great 2002, but wait until next year. :p

Nov 13th, 2002, 06:02 PM
AO - Lindsay (2nd choice Hingis)
FO - Hingis (2nd choice Kim)
WB - Lindsay (2nd choice Venus)
UO - Serena (2nd choice Lindsay)

Nov 13th, 2002, 06:54 PM
Australian Open
Daniela Hantuchova d. Lindsay Davenport

Roland Garros
Monica Seles d. Jennifer Capriati

Justine Henin d. Amelie Mauresmo

US Open
Amelie Mauresmo d. Kim Clijsters

Nov 13th, 2002, 07:12 PM
Autralian Open
Kim Clijsters Def. Martina Hingis
French Open
Martina Hingis Def. Justine Henin
Serena Williams Def. Lindsay Davenport
US Open
Lindsay Davenport Def. Chanda Rubin

Nov 13th, 2002, 07:16 PM
Well I think it's always good to have a small bet on Mary Pierce at a GS. Chances are she'll be ranked 1100, and still have a chance at winning. Maybe not Wimbledon though.

Nov 13th, 2002, 07:49 PM
AO: Lindsay Davenport
RG: Kim Clijsters
WIM: Amelie Mauresmo
US Open: Serena or Venus

Serendy Willick
Nov 13th, 2002, 07:55 PM


Nov 13th, 2002, 08:03 PM
AO- Capriati
RG- Serena

Nov 13th, 2002, 10:25 PM
Australian ---> Venus

French ---> Venus/Kim/Serena/Justine/Jennifer

Wimbledon ---> Venus/Kim/Jennifer/Serena

US Open ---> Venus/Serena/Jennifer/Kim

Who me? Indecisive? What makes you say that?:rolleyes:

Nov 13th, 2002, 10:30 PM

Nov 14th, 2002, 01:10 AM
AO: Monica df Serena
FO: Serena df Monica
W: Venus df Serena
USO: Serena df Venus

Venus Forever
Nov 14th, 2002, 01:52 AM
Australian Open: VENUS WILLIAMS def. Kim Clijsters
Roland Garros: VENUS WILLIAMS def. Justine Henin
Wimbledon: VENUS WILLIAMS def. Serena Williams
US Open: SERENA WILLIAMS def. Venus Williams

Nov 14th, 2002, 02:45 AM
Obviously I want it to be Serena then Venus then Venus then Serena respectively, but I will stick to the one per slam guidelines...

Aussie - Serena completes the "Serena Slam"

French - Venus joins Serena in winning the one the sisters weren't ever supposed to win.

Wimby - Monica gets her career slam as the tabloids are too busy focusing on Kournie to run their "Grunt-o-Meters" (Martina N.'s low point) and declare Monica pregnant or whatever...

U.S. Open - Kournie or another young hot babe not currently in the top 30.

Nov 14th, 2002, 03:00 AM
Originally posted by go hingis
Pick a different person for each slam, so you should have four different winners.

My Picks:

Australian Open - Alicia Molik

Alicia? :eek: I like her, but I can't see her winning unless everyone in the top 20 gets injured

Nov 14th, 2002, 03:01 AM
My predictions:
AO: Kim
French: Kim or Serena
Wimbledon: Serena
US: Serena

Nov 14th, 2002, 03:20 AM
AO: Clijsters d. Hingis (hopefully other way around)
RG: Hingis d. Henin
W: Hingis d. Baltacha
US: Hingis d. Venus

Nov 14th, 2002, 03:29 AM
OZ Open 2003 : Daniela HANTUCHOVA def Serena WILLIAMS

FRENCH Open 2003 : Justine HENIN def Kim CLIJSTERS

WIMBLEDON 2003 : Martina HINGIS def Jelena DOKIC

US Open 2003 : Kim CLIJSTERS def Martina HINGIS

Nov 14th, 2002, 07:31 AM
AO - Capriati
RG - Henin
W - Henin (Justine usually has a great time in between these 2 slams) or either Venus or Serena
USO - Clijsters, Venus or Serena

go hingis
Nov 15th, 2002, 01:46 AM
I know I have some long shots in there, just picking who I would like to win if Martina couldn't win them all.

Just using my Imagination.

Nov 16th, 2002, 02:20 PM
AO: Mary Pierce
FO: Mary Pierce
W: Venus or Davenport
US: Serena

Nov 16th, 2002, 03:36 PM
AUS: Capriati def. S Williams
FRA: Clijsters def. V Williams
GBR: S Williams def. Hantuchova
USA: S Williams def. Davenport

Nov 16th, 2002, 03:41 PM
LMAO@Alicia Molik! With her form this year she wont win if everyone in the top 100 get injured!

Nov 16th, 2002, 07:06 PM
AO: Kim :)
RG: Justine :)
W: Venus
US: Serena

Nov 16th, 2002, 08:59 PM
AO: Kim def. Serena
RG: Justine def. Kim
W: Venus def. Serena
US: Daniela def. Serena

Nov 17th, 2002, 01:47 AM
Australian Open Monica Seles def Amelie Mauresmo
French Open Serena Williams def Kim Clijsters
Wimbeldon Lindsay Davenport def Venus Williams
U S Open Chanda Rubin def Lindsay Davenport

Nov 18th, 2002, 12:11 PM
All the way ...

Nov 18th, 2002, 12:21 PM
AO: Clijsters d. S Williams
FO: Henin d. S Williams
W: S Williams d. Davenport
US: S Williams d. V Williams

Nov 18th, 2002, 01:45 PM
ozie open : clijsters
roland garros : serena
wimbledon : henin
us open : venus