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Winner 12 40.00%
Final 8 26.67%
SF - Momo? 1 3.33%
QF - Kuzzie? 5 16.67%
4th - Lindsay? 4 13.33%
3th - Ai? 0 0%
None of the above. 0 0%
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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 2005, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Wimbledon 2005 - How far will Kim go?

Why aren't there any polls anymore? There wasn't one for Eastbourne (at least I didn't see one), there still isn't one for Wimbledon - how come? Lots of people enjoyed to vote, I think, so if nobody else is doing one, I thought I'd post one this time.

And if people would be afraid of jinxing - don't be.
I have put a protective charm on the poll, an anti-jinxing spell of unprecedented power .
No amount of jinxing tried here could possibly work, believe me .



So take your pick. And please leave a comment, if you feel like it - it's always interesting to hear the opinion of other fans .



PS: to give us all a bit more time to vote I have assumed Kim will get through the first two rounds. This way the poll hasn't to close before Friday morning (or possibly Thursday evening).

I did include the item "None of the above", though, just to give pessimists an option.

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I'll kick off then.

I posted this poll partly because I wanted to vote myself, of course. Why? Ahhh, you see... I have this feeling...
Not that I believe in feelings - (I don't) - but it's there, you know.

I didn't vote at the RG poll because I hadn't a good feeling about RG at all - and I didn't want to predict an early loss. But since a week or two I have been getting very good vibes about Wimbledon. It's the first time ever I think she's going to win a slam .

Reasons? I don't have any, really. It has nothing to do with her win in Eastbourne, that's for sure. Not many Eastbourne-winners have gone on to take Wimbledon. If I consult my brain, it flatly tells me that Lindsay might very well take her out again. My brain has the irritating habit of being right ... but my gut isn't impressed this time, and keeps insisting that she's going to win Wimbledon .

I could rationalize reasons of course. Like: if she wins from Lindsay - (and we now she can beat her) - there is a big chance she'll be in the final. And if she is in the final anything can happen...

Something tells me that JHH, Kim's demon from the previous slams, isn't going to do well here - don't ask me why. I was convinced she was going to win RG, and she did - and now I'm convinced she isn't going to make it to the final.

I think everybody will agree that Justine's quarter is deadly. Whoever survives it (that might be her; chances are Serena is not fit enough yet) will probably have to get past Masha... and Masha can beat Serena on grass and Justine on hard court and very probably on grass too.
But even if JHH would make it to the final, I still think Kim would win . Only if a Williams sister found her former self again I would begin to have second thoughts .


There: my head is firmly on the block, my jugular hopelessly exposed.
Bite me!

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well i generally agree with your theory, but i'm still afraid of lindsay in the 4th round
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My brain agrees with you . (My gut only makes obscene noises )
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My brain agrees with you . (My gut only makes obscene noises )
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Mark! Thanks for the Poll... Well I'm not sure what to think really. I saw her play in Eastbourne and she did make lot of mistakes and wasn't consistent... So I don't want to put my hopes too high But I'll still go for SF, as I'm sure she'll go a few rounds and I don't want to jinx her Prove me wrong Kim!

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Mark! Thanks for the Poll... Well I'm not sure what to think really. I saw her play in Eastbourne and she did make lot of mistakes and wasn't consistent... So I don't want to put my hopes too high But I'll still go for SF, as I'm sure she'll go a few rounds and I don't want to jinx her Prove me wrong Kim!


My brain is jumping up and down right now and yelling "I TOLD you so! Don't you come crying to me if you get egg all over your face!" My gut just doesn't care.

So you're going for Amélie as a finalist? Or possibly Elena, or Anastasia?
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Slams are always hard to predict IMO: the top favourite can lose in the 1st round, a qualifier can reach the semis. I voted for "QF", just because I think Kuznetsova is a really dangerous player. On a good day she can really beat anyone! Kim's play didn't impress me last week, to be honest. Sure she won Eastbourne, which is great of course , but her level of play wasn't that high. So she might beat Davenport this time but I don't know about Kuznetsova...
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My brain is jumping up and down right now and yelling "I TOLD you so! Don't you come crying to me if you get egg all over your face!" My gut just doesn't care.

So you're going for Amélie as a finalist? Or possibly Elena, or Anastasia?
As Bram said in GS (or most tourneys for that matter), it's hard to predict who's gonna go how far... If you'ld told me i'ld see a Kim vs Douchevina final last week I wouldn't have believed you (I'm not complaining of course ). Plus I said I didn't want to jinx her and you know amélie, the chances are she might not get that far Amélie I'm still pissed off I didn't see you in Eastbourne last week ...

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Whilst I have enormous respect for Lynx and its obvious that he can charm the birds from the trees in his sleep, , I was not aware that he was a full blown magician, so I do believe he is fibbing about the anti jinxing spell *sorry my sweet * and I've put Kim down for the quarters . This is because I think that the Kim/Sveta encounter, if it is in the quarters, will be very very close and could be Kim's main stumbling block here. Personally I dont see Lindsay as a big threat, even on grass. Kim's performance against Lindsay in Paris sucked and she knows it and I'm sure that was a one off. Before that Kim owned Lindsay and I think she will again here if they meet in the 4th round.

Despite my pathetically cowardly voting in this poll, I really do believe that Kim could win this one. Like Lynx, its not based on anything scientific, its just an enormous gut feeling that she is going to do well (and believe me, my gut gets more enormous by the month ).

Obviously, I don't actually believe that my whereabouts make any difference to Kim's success, but another feel good factor is that I will be on holiday in the Tuscan hills from Saturday, so will miss the second week of Wimbly. Bearing in mind that I am the girl who is ALWAYS in the toilet when Wales score a crucial try in a rugby international and that this would be the first GS final involving Kimmy C that I will not be able to watch live, you can practically bet your house on it that she will win the whole thing.

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you can practically bet your house on it that she will win the whole thing.
I wouldn't go as far as the house but pretty close
(fi I can't find my french mobile SIM card so use my uk one until I get another one (or finish unpacking and find it ) I am happy to update you scores during the second week! and For a bloody change, I have coverage on 2 channels of WImbly from home ( and it's far too hot to be on the beach before the evening )

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hihi, i let my computermouse decide over the poll options and guess what?

he ended up with the "winner" option!!!! hmmm wouldn't that be a sign? ...

i hope it comes true!
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OK, I have faith I think she can win this. Her draw gets tough from the 4th round, with Lindsay, Kuzi and Momo waiting in line (if they make it). But I think Kim can beat all 3 of them (revenge for the loss at RG will be so sweet ) and to be honest, the bottom half is a minefield, so I really don't have a clue as to who she can expect as an opponent if she makes it to the final. But Kim seems very relaxed, sure, the pressure has gone up a bit after Eastbourne, but she seems to handle everything quite well. And I think that winning the first 3 rounds here and getting into the second week will give her even more confidence then she already has. And if she beats Lindsay in the 4th, then it could happen in my opinion (hey, jinxing is allowed here). So.....4th round for sure and after that...owwww, that would be a dream

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hihi, i let my computermouse decide over the poll options and guess what?
he ended up with the "winner" option!!!! hmmm wouldn't that be a sign? ...


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i hope it comes true!
Well I spoke to a kim fan after the final who had a dream that she wins Wimbledon so if we all start having premonitions like that it must be a sign!!! but I didn't vote for it , no jinxing

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lol So much positivism here!

Okay, I admit, I also voted for her to win I don't normally do that, but it's just that I want her to win and that I have a feeling she has a shot at it... I also think the difficult draw will motivate her (she's still in the second toughest quarter IMO) Of course, this is all so easily said before a tournament, you never know... Sugiyama in the 3rd round might already spell major trouble!! And I agree, I wasn't all that convinced by her play at Eastbourne, except her last set there was pretty good. But I think this was exactly what she needed: match play! Since Indian Wells and esp Miami, Kim hasn't played her absolute best. There's been 2 and a half months of more mediocre play, and I think she *could* be building a positive curve again with her Eastbourne win - excellent timing if that would be true Kim .

Still, I think it would be extremely difficult! Whereas on other surfaces most people would favor Lindsay over Kim, grass evens things out. It's definitely 50/50 on grass, or even to Lindsay's slight advantage. Still, you feel there's a realistic chance. Sveta IMO is also extremely dangerous, and who knows what maybe Amélie could do in the semi's, if you know she did great against Serena last year? The final opponent is one big mistery to me! I feel that from the 4th round, every match will be very difficult, but always possible... Good luck Kim!
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