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... which type of player will it be? A surprise winner? Or a veteran that was expected to do it sooner? There has been at least one new winner each of the past 5 years, and the pattern seems to alternate, with surprises in odd years, and ones who were expected to do so sooner coming through in even years.

1995- Pierce-OZ surprise<br />1997- Hingis- OZ- a mild surprise<br />1997 Majoli- RG- surprise<br />1998- Novotna- vet finally winning<br />1998- Davenport- US- could count as either<br />1999- S.Williams- US- surprise<br />2000- V.Williams- WM- sort of a vet- expected to win sooner<br />2001- Jen- OZ - surprise, Was expected to win when younger, but given up on.

2002- vet=? surprise=?
 

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2002 OZ - Kim Cijsters - a mild surprise
 

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Only one Vet and that will be a big suprise as well.. Sandrine Testud ( chances to win a slam less than 10%)

Suprises.... Kim Clijsters/Justine Henin/Amelie Mauresmo/Jelena Dokic ( if you can call them that)

a bigger suprise would be Mary Pierce.

And for me ....a dream a Russian winners <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 

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I agree, out of the vets that haven't won, Sandrine is the only one that can keep up with these girls.

If Kim, Justine, Amelie win I wouldn't be surprised, though. <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
 

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I say Clijsters or Henin will win as a 'suprise'!
 

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Hmmm for me Kim and Juju would no longer be surprise winners (If they had won their finals this year then yes it would have been a surprise but next year no.)

MGM will surprise you all next year <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Would it be alos a surprise when Martina would win AO next year after her injury??
 

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Mary Pierce will win another Grand Slam title... maybe next year at Australian Open or Roland Garros <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Allez Mary!
 

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The story of a vet finally winning would be Conchita at the French. I doubt it will happen, but then I didn't seriously think Steffi would win in 1999 after such a poor clay court season.<br />Who knows?

<br />Hey...even better would be Anke coming out of retirement and winning the US Open!!! Guess that's too much fantasy though! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />We can dream!
 

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If this going to happen, it will be a surprise for French Open - Clijsters, Henin or Mauresmo!!??

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A sort of surprise would be if Serena win Roland Garros (which is not Impossibçe) defeating Monica Seles 6-1 6-0 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> !<br />Hm not surprise for me, but for other people would be!

I am starting to not consider this a surprise, cause Serena can win in Paris <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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Big surpise: Iroda Tulyaganova/Lina Kranaroutskaya

I'd be surprised: Jelena Dokic

Mild surprise: Amelie Mauresmo

I wouldn't call that a surprise: Kim Clijsters/Justine Henin

Surprise vet: Sanchez-Vicario. (Sadly, I think I'd put her ahead of Sandrine, just cause I don't think I've really seen Arantxa choke. Whereas Sandrine... <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> )

Would you be surprised: Anna Kournikova
 
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