View Full Version : Who Will Win?

Jan 9th, 2003, 04:04 PM
who's gonna win? this should be obvious, but given injuries and doubles matches, things could get interesting.

(2)Kim Clijsters - she dropped 4 games in her opening match and 3 in her destruction of seventh seeded Chanda Rubin. she's clearly playing the best out of everybody right now, but her doubles matches will leave her completely worn out. along with singles, she played 2 doubles matches yesterday, both of which went 3 sets (one was even 3 full tiebreaks).

(3)Justine Henin-Hardenne - given her tendencies against her countrywoman, it's hard to say which justine is going to show up. the last time they played, indoors, henin got destroyed. but now, it's on hardcourt and clijsters is almost certain to be tired.

(6)Lindsay Davenport - she never really came back from her injury i guess. she looks fitter, she plays well, but she crumbles under the pressure. in her last 5 finals, she's 0-5, though one was a w/o. two of those were indoors - surprising for the supposed "queen of indoors." the win over hantuchova is sure to leave her tired, but it could be the one match she's been waiting for to pump her up.

Tatiana Panova - the surprise semifinalist, her claim to fame is taking out top seeded and third ranked Jennifer Capriati. she destroyed olga in her QF match, but will that be enough to take on davenport?

Jan 9th, 2003, 04:26 PM
Kim only played the last set of that 7-6 6-7 7-6 win today...it was an unfinished match :)

E. Blackadder
Jan 9th, 2003, 04:41 PM
Without a doubt the final will be Lindsay vs Kim, but I have no idea who would win :)

Jan 9th, 2003, 04:51 PM
Lindsay or Kim :D

Jan 9th, 2003, 05:15 PM

Venus Forever
Jan 9th, 2003, 05:21 PM
I think Kim will win, but I want Justine to win.

GO JuJu!!

Jan 9th, 2003, 05:21 PM
It's hard to say.

Kim may be tired from playing such long matches, but I did read that she has been in Australia for the last month training to be in shape for this tourney, so who knows?

Justine has lost her mental edge against Kim, but she was spot on in her destruction of Husarova and managed to comeback twice in her match against Coetzer. She may be pumped up to beat Kim.

Lindsey had trouble last year closing out matches, but she managed to come back and beat Hantuchova yesterday, which is a match she may have lost last year. That match should give her confidence to make it to the final.

Tatiana may be the next in line to take over the reigns of the little assassin once Coetzer retires, but I honestly don't see her beating Lindsey.

My semifinal predictions:

Davenport vs. Panova- Davenport wins in two

Henin vs. Clijsters- Clijsters wins in three

Jan 9th, 2003, 05:27 PM
I hope and think that Kim will win!

Against Henin in 2 sets and than against Davenport in 3 sets!

Ciao Freija


Jan 9th, 2003, 05:28 PM
I think that the winner comes from the Belgian match ... and I hope it's Justine ... but she'll have to play better than today!

Go Justine!

Jan 9th, 2003, 05:30 PM
Kim is in great shape at the moment.....so Kim...

Jan 9th, 2003, 05:42 PM
Kim Clijsters

Jan 9th, 2003, 06:01 PM

Jan 9th, 2003, 06:21 PM
I want Justine to win but will be very hard to beat Kim.
So, I think Kim will win in a very interesting final against Lindsay.

Jan 9th, 2003, 06:32 PM
Lindsay will win :bounce:

Jan 9th, 2003, 08:17 PM

Jan 9th, 2003, 09:23 PM
i want Tatiana to win :hearts: but maybe Kim will grab the title

Jan 9th, 2003, 09:40 PM
I don`t know

Good luck Justine, Lindsay and Kim !!!:bounce: :bounce:

Jan 10th, 2003, 01:20 AM
Kim! :D

Jan 10th, 2003, 01:41 AM
I would like Lindsay to win...but given her current form and Kim's current form, my guess is Kim will win it.

Jan 10th, 2003, 02:04 AM
Kim but I hope she is not too exhausted after her marathon evening tonight.

Otherwise Lindsay, which would also be nice to see.

darren cahill
Jan 10th, 2003, 02:51 AM
I hope Kim, but wouldnt mind Lindsay either.

Jan 10th, 2003, 03:58 AM
I REALLY hope Lindsay win it....It's about time she wins another title...Kim will have plenty of time to do it ;)

Jan 10th, 2003, 06:03 AM

Jan 10th, 2003, 06:29 AM
I hope Kim wins it. I think the final will be Kim/Lindsay. Lindsay is obviously a great player..however she seems to have developped a habit of letting her opponents back into matches...if she does that against Kim, I think she's finished..so I give the edge to Kim.

Jan 10th, 2003, 07:15 AM
I really really hope it is Kimmie:angel:

Jan 11th, 2003, 03:50 AM
thank you to everyone who voted

surprisingly, most people commented without a bias - which is great :D

i hope lindsay wins because her confidence is constantly shrinking :sad: but i do think that kim will win still :sad: :sad: hopefully, it will at least by 3 sets, so lindsay can feel like she accomplished something :)

btw - we're pretty good :D - 83% of people picked 1 of the 2 people in the final ;)