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The Women's Field

Here's how things look to us, with players' chances rated
from one star (forget about it) to five (good bet)


JENNIFER CAPRIATI, 27,
Saddlebrook, Fla.
* * * * ½
She's got the right mix of power and consistency to win here again, but she needs to overcome her Serena-phobia. 2002 result: Semifinals. Lost an excruciating three-setter to—who else?—Serena Williams.

KIM CLIJSTERS, 20, Belgium
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The best active woman player never to have won a Grand Slam, and therein lies the big question mark: Can she beat any of the multiple-Slam winners to bag her first major? 2002 result: Third round. Ambushed by Clarisa Fernandez.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT, 27,
Palos Verdes, Calif.
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Davenport says she can't be bothered to learn how to slide on clay. She'll have to hit a lot of flat-footed winners to compensate. 2002 result: DNP. She was on crutches at this time last year recovering from knee surgery.

DANIELA HANTUCHOVA, 21, Slovakia
* *
Talented newcomer started 2003 in a sophomore slump. Her game is about shotmaking, not the consistency that's key to winning seven straight matches on clay. 2002 result: Fourth round. Gave Seles all she could handle.

JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE,
20, Belgium
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She's light on her feet and blessed with a versatile game. That means she can outmaneuver and slice up opponents, as she did to Serena Williams on clay in April. 2002 result: First round. Felt sick enough to lose to a qualifier.

AMELIE MAURESMO, 23,
France
* * *
She has a creative game and the power to slug it out with anyone, but she gets very nervous in front of the home fans. 2002 result: Fourth round. Good start, but if you’re Mauresmo in Paris, you shouldn't lose to Paola Suarez.

CHANDA RUBIN, 27,
Lafayette, La.
* * ½
Rubin has matured into a solid veteran with a serviceable game that occasionally catches fire and burns a big name. 2002 result: Fourth round. Overpowered in straight sets by Venus Williams.

MONICA SELES, 29,
Sarasota, Fla.
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Although she still isn't losing to many players ranked below her, she isn't beating anyone ranked above her, either. 2002 result: Quarterfinals. After a good win over Hantuchova, she was put in her place by Venus Williams.

SERENA WILLIAMS, 21,
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
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As close to a sure thing as you can find. Serena puts on an amazing display of power tennis, but she doesn't get enough credit for her powerful will to win. 2002 result: Champion. She beat Venus for the first time in a major (and hasn't looked back since).

VENUS WILLIAMS, 22,
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
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Her long legs are ideally suited to the labor-intensive challenge of winning at Roland Garros. But if Venus doesn't pay attention, she could lose—even to someone not named Williams. 2002 result: Runner-up. Seemed to hate losing to her sister less than she hates beating her.
 

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Jen with 4 1/2 stars, ok. I guess he was going with last year results.. In that case why didn't venus get the 4 1/2 stars that she deserves. He rationed in some of this year's result which is smart so in that case, why is capriati still those many stars and Amelie,Kim, and Justine got so few stars?
 

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Jen definitley has a solid chance, best of luck to her!!!!!
 

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i think lindsay has a better chance this year..... compared to the past...
 
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