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Seles v. Clijsters - Hopman Cup 2002 Predictions

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Who will win?
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This isn't a WTA match. But it is actually the first match between top ten players of 2002.

Certainly it's the match we'll look back at tyhe next time either of them plays someone really good. I wonder if Kim realizes that Monica will step it up a level this match. If she doesn't, the first set could be over before Kim gets rolling. Kim is the better athlete, and should prevail, but with a set in hand Monica could go all out, and Monica could take a second set tie-break. Remember what happened to kim's serve at the Sanex Championships in the tie-break. Two double faults. (A belgian thing? <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Just kidding. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> )

If that happens here, it's over.
I chose Kim in 3. To be honest I want Kim to beat Seles coz I want Belgium to beat USA. It will be interesting if Belgium, USA & Italy get tied <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
If Kim serves well and hits clean ground stroke she can tie Seles up in a running much but if she is a little bit off Monica will eat her alive...
I respect Kim Clijters, cause she is a very fast player, but she is not consistent these days. That's why I go for MONICA, and because I like her a lot <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
I think Monica would win in 2 sets.
Both my head and my heart are split.

Logic tells me that Kim should win (whether it be in 2 or 3 isn't wholly irrelevant. I don't think it's 2 or bust for Monica, or for Kim).

But Logic also tells me that Kim hasn't gotten that close to Monica, and that Monica will always raise her game against a Top 10, nay Top 5 player.

But since Kim has to break her duck sometime, I'll go for a Kim victory.
It's interesting to see that both Seles and Clijsters have lost to... Schiavone!
I think a three setter anyway and Monica will probably take it in the end.
Kim in two, who could doubt that <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
10 votest for Monica in two, 10 for Kim in two, 8 for Monica in three, 8 for Kim in even can you get? <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

I voted for Kim in two. It's no longer 10am New Year's Day.
Kim will win in 2 sets
I hope that Monica will win - to do so, I think she'll need to close it out in two sets.
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