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I, more or less, remember mine.

It would be pretty interesting to compare it to what we predicted an year, so before giving new predictions, look at how our previous preditions worked..

Of course, Capriati's run to the top couldn't really be predicted. Anyways..

One by one, as I remember them from one year ago:

Prediction 1, Foursome of Dementieva, Clijsters, Dokic and Henin will challenge the dominance of Big Four, reshape the Top 10 and that mere concept ( Big Four) ceases to exist.

Assessment: I consider this prediction pretty much correct, except that I thought that Elena will play major role in that while her contribution was insignificant, two Grand Slam finals of Belgians and the latest stride by Jelena make them three permanent residents of Top 10 for now.

Prediction 2: The following group of players will make the next step to retirement and their rankings will drop drastically: Testud, Tauziat, Martinez, ASV, Pierce.

Assessment: I consider this prediction being mostly <br />right for two Spaniards, incorrect for two older Frenchwomen, and not applicable in case of Pierce.

Prediction 3: Davenport will slump from being a Top player and finish year no higher than #5.

Assessment: Obviously incorrect.

Prediction 4: Seles will end year at the bottom of Top 10.

Assessment: Correct on paper. Quite incorrect by what was originally meant by that prediction. I thought that Seles will be the major of victim of attack of young wave. Instead, Seles showed some indication of getting back to where she really belongs. We'll see next year.
 

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I predicted that Venus would retain all of her titles especially Wimby and the U.S. Open, and was literally laughed at on the Sanex board... Many said it was just a fluke <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> Anyway, with the expection of BOW , she successfully defended all , won the ericsson for the 3rd time and even won a tournament on clay <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

[ October 27, 2001: Message edited by: Infiniti2001 ]</p>
 

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I always type up my predicitons (for the 4 grand slams and final rankings) before the season starts, so here is what I said.

Australian Open<br />WINNER - Venus Williams<br />Finalist - Martina Hingis

Semi-finals - Seles, Kournikova

Quarter-finals - Davenport, Serena, Dementieva, Clijsters

Fourth Round - Martinez, Rubin, CAPRIATI, Tesud, Dokic, Schnyder, Tanasugarn, and Henin

People I predicted to be a seed and that I predicted to lose before the 4th round - Pierce, Coetzer, Mauresmo, Huber

<br />Roland Garros<br />Winner - Martina Hingis<br />Finalist - Monica Seles

Semi-finals - Venus, Kournikova

Quarter-finals - ASV, Martinez, Pierce, Dementieva

4th round - Davenport, Serena, Clijsters, Schnyder, Dokic, Maleeva, Henin, Dragomir

People I predicted to be a seed and I predicted to lose before the 4th round - Tauziat, Rubin, CAPRIATI

<br />Wimbledon<br />Winner - VENUS WILLIAMS<br />Finalist - Serena Williams

Semi-finals - Hingis, Davenport

Quarter-finals - Kournikova, Dementieva, Clijsters, Dokic

4th round - Seles, Martinez, Pierce, Tauziat, Henin, Rubin, Tanasugarn, Raymond

People I predicted to be a seed and I predicted to lose before the 4th round - ASV, Schnyder, Capriati

<br />US OPEN<br />Winner - Serena Williams<br />Finalist - VENUS WILLIAMS

Semi-finals - Seles, Davenport

Quarter-finals - Hingis, Kournikova, Dementieva, Clijsters

4th round - Dokic, Henin, Schnyder, Martinez, Capriati, ASV, Frazier, Maleeva

People I predicted to be a seed and I predicted to lose before the 4th round - Tauziat, Pierce

<br />YEAR-END RANKINGS<br />1 - Venus Williams<br />2 - Martina Hingis<br />3 - Monica Seles<br />4 - Serena Williams<br />5 - Anna Kournikova<br />6 - Lindsay Davenport<br />7 - Elena Dementieva<br />8 - Kim Clijstes<br />9 - Jelena Dokic<br />10 - Justine Henin<br />11 - Patty Schnyder (I know, this was a heart-felt prediction)<br />12 - Martinez<br />13 - Pierce<br />14- Capriati (I was way off)<br />15 - Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario<br />16 - Chanda Rubin<br />17 - Tamarine Tanasugarn<br />18 - Magdalena Maleeva<br />19 - Ai Sugiyama<br />20 - Nathalie Tauziat<br />21 - Barbara Schett (about right on target)<br />22 - Amanda Coetzer<br />23 - Amelie Mauresmo<br />24 - Amy Frazier<br />25 - Magui Serna<br />26 - Sandrine Testud<br />27 - Anke Huber<br />28 - Lisa Raymond<br />29 - Meghann Shaughnessy (I knew she would rise, but not as high as she is now, go Megs!)<br />30 - Anne Kremer<br />31 - Lina Krasnoroutskaya<br />32 - Nadia Petrova<br />33 - Anastasia Myskina<br />34 - Corina Morariu (we miss you girl!)<br />35 - Daja Bedanova<br />36 - Meilen Tu<br />37 - Kristina Brandi<br />38 - Lilia Osterloh<br />39 - Karina Habsudova (way off....sorry Randy)<br />40 - Cara Black<br />41 - Tathina Garbin<br />42 - Jana Kandarr

that's as far as I predicted......what do ya'll think?
 
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i really like your ranking prediction, that effort and though and you know, just how cool that you did that. big big big thumbs up!!!!

and also the reality you gave to kournikova's actual skill is very much appreciated, too many people brush her off and i think you neither played her up or put her down but rather gave her appropriate predictions. and based upon her end/beginning of year performance in 2000/2001 your ranking is pretty accurate for what she probably would have ended up as as well.

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I don't remember specifically, but certain predictions stand out in my mind.

Venus Williams will finish the year at #1.

Serena Williams will win the USOpen

Venus Williams will win the French

Serena Williams would end the year ranked in the top 4.

Lindsay Davenport will win a GS title.

Elena Dementieva would at least make a GS semi.

The 1999 top four would end 2001 ranked as the top four.

Mary Pierce will retire and have children.

I was right about a couple things.

Martina Hingis will not won a GS title.

Monica Seles will not won a GS title.

Venus will win Wimbledon

Basically, except Venus winning Wimbledon, I was 0-for-the-year.

So next year, I'm bound to be more right than this year. <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />
 

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Don't feel too bad about your Monica prediction. Most people made that prediction last year, and most have made it again for next year. And, once again at the end of next year, they will be lucky if they are right even on paper. Monica's current ranking is much like Serena's, more indicative of how much she's played as opposed to how well. (2 Slams and no Clay season)
 

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well almost everyone predicted coetzer,tuaziat and<br />a.s vicario out of the top 20 and some out of the top 50 so.........<br />Amanda Coetzer#16- a usual for her<br />Tuaziat#11- was in top 10 most of te year<br />A.S Vicario#18-dropped a bit but not out of the top 20 or 50........................

I'm not gonna start with my predictions from last year i was like right about 15-100 which is horrible<br />my problem is i'm to biased to predict right sometimes, like i keep on thinking amanda coetzer will win a grandslam.
 

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Yeah! didn't I say that Arantxa OR Conchita would win RG01? <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> Well, I just got one year ahead of time! One of them will win it in 2002!!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I have no idea what my predictions were, but I am sure they were probably way off <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> I think I said something along the lines of the slam winners being Venus Hingis Venus Davenport. Definetly didn't think Capriati would be so high! <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Josh, I really liked your ranking predictions, especially that you went so far down the list! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> And although she was far off the mark, I'm pleased that I'm not the only one who has faith in Karina's abilities <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> Also liked the Meilen Tu prediction, she had a solid year and lived up to your expectations <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
 

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disposablehero said:
Don't feel too bad about your Monica prediction. Most people made that prediction last year, and most have made it again for next year. And, once again at the end of next year, they will be lucky if they are right even on paper. Monica's current ranking is much like Serena's, more indicative of how much she's played as opposed to how well. (2 Slams and no Clay season)
Note the date of this post. October 28, 2001.
 

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#7 isn't bad considering she missed the majority of the clay and summer hard court season. And that ranking, again, is more due to injury than being hit by the new wave players, who seemed to have fallen off or stayed the same as last year. :rolleyes:
 

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Well These are my predictions for next year.

OZ
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Venus d. Serena

SF
Venus d. Mauresmo
Serena d. Monica

Upsets
Capriati, Henin, Hingis

FO
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Monica d. Clijsters

SF
Clijsters d. Serena
Monica d. Venus

Upsets
Mauresmo

Wimbledon
Venus d. Serena

SF
Venus d. Mauresmo
Serena d. Davenport

Upsets
Clijsters

UsOpen
Serena d. Venus

SF
Serena d. Monica
Venus d. Davenport

Upsets
Dokic

Year-End Top 10
1. Venus Williams
2. Serena Williams
3. Lindsay Davenport
4. Monica Seles
5. Kim Clijsters
6. Amelie Mauresmo
7. Martina Hingis
8. Justine Henin
9. Jelena Dokic
10. ?

Titles
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Venus-12/17
Serena-10/15
Lindsay-7/17
Monica-5/15
Amelie-4/17
Dokic-4/20
Clijsters-4/20
Henin-4/20
Hantuchova-2/22
Hingis-2/15
 
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My Predictions For Next Year ( If Hingis is dedicated)

Australian Open:

Final: Mauresmo d. Hingis

Semi: V. Williams, S. Williams

Quarter: Capriati, Henin, Hantuchova, Clijsters


French Open:

Final: Hingis d. Henin

Semi: Mauresmo, S. Williams

Quarter: Clijsters, Capriati, V. Williams, Rubin


Wimbly:

Final: Hingis d. V. Williams

Semi: S. Williams, Capriati

Quarter: Clijsters, Henin, Rubin, Mauresmo


US Open:

Final: Hingis d. S. Williams

Semi: V. Williams, Mauresmo

Quarter: Rubin, Capriati, Davenport, Henin


Year End Top 10:

1. Hingis
2. Mauresmo
3. V. Williams
4. S. Williams
5. Henin
6. Clijsters
7. Rubin
8. Capriati
9. Davenport
10. Hantuchova
 

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Yes, I remember all my predictions quite clearly in fact:

1. VENUS might win three GS titles
Reality: VENUS made it to three GS finals

2. SERENA would win at least one GS title
Reality: SERENA won three GS titles

3. Capriati would not repeat as the AO champ
Reality: Capriati repeated as the AO champ

4. VENUS would be ranked #1 & SERENA #2 at the end of the year
Reality: SERENA #1,; VENUS #2

5. Anna K. would win 1 title
Reality: Anna K is no closer to a title than Dementieva

6. This message board would be history by October 1, 2002
Reality: Guess

:) LOL
 

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I'm gathering that a lot of people haven't noticed this thread was from the end of 2001, asking people what their predictions for 2001 had been.
 
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