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Who will win the Aussie Open?

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by Mark Orlovac (U1647666) 11 January 2009
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Maria Sharapova's lengthy spell on the sidelines will continue for a while longer as the defending champion has pulled out of the Australian Open.

news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/ten...

The world number nine, who has not played since August last year, has failed to recover from the long-standing shoulder injury that forced her out of the Olympics and the US Open.

How disappointed are you that she is out and more importantly, who do you think will take her Aussie Open crown?

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posted Jan 15, 2009

".. flu hit JJ."

It's over and done with, temporary impediment.
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Knocked her preparation a bit hasnt it ?

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posted Jan 15, 2009

Yes it did affect her 'match' preparation of course.
You kindly previously provided, Duggietoo, as I've said earlier, a submission of JJ's pre-tournament schedule/training/preparation.

I don't know about you, but if I even breathed the air at the height JJ was preparing, I would be struggling, spouting (just)
'more oxygen...MORE OXYGEN!!'

JJ's alright.
Only those listed in my previous post, more than a few I concede, can stop her quietening down the criticism and enabling me to submit an article in February titled, 'World number one-Jelana Jankovic' without the repetitive, boring, puerile 'no-slam' <doh> responses.

THEN it will be...'only ONE slam, how on earth can you call her 'great' compared to......<doh>.
And... 'STOP using long words you don't know the meaning of..'
( I would've/will describe JJ as having 'onamatopeic' success!).

For me, one hurdle at a time.

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posted Jan 15, 2009

I would've/will describe JJ as having 'onamatopeic' success!).
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Hope you learn to spell it ;)

All I did was mention her flu <yikes>

Why the high altitude stuff ?

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posted Jan 15, 2009

Why the high altitude stuff ?
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I meant for JJ :) - Is it to do with her breathing - you dont usually do that unless you are playing high altitude ?

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comment by C2 (U9956155)

posted Jan 15, 2009

Duggietoo

I can't find your relevant post (the post in which you included the relevant JJ link) speedily enough at the moment.

As I recall, the link indicated Jelena did some close season work at high altitude.

The World number one (sixteen weeks and rising) as always, is very thorough!

I'm not totally sure, but I don't think Jelena's won a slam as yet, so she has put in much more extra training. <run>



Incidentally, I notice Maria Sharapova is now scheduled to return February 9-15, Paris, indoors.

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comment by C2 (U9956155)

posted Jan 15, 2009

JJ spent two weeks at altitude in Mexico.
Building stamina and strength with fitness coach Pat Etcheberry, immediately after the Christmas break.

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posted Jan 15, 2009

I'm not totally sure, but I don't think Jelena's won a slam as yet, so she has put in much more extra training
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Surely that cannot be true ;)

So how you gonna vote if JJ meets Dementieva ?

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comment by C2 (U9956155)

posted Jan 15, 2009

"Surely that cannot be true" <laugh><laugh><laugh>

I like that Duggie (perhaps you can tell).

And, of course, I like your question. (One, at least, I will try to answer).

Duggie, JJ is my second or third favourite tennis player.
My first is Maria and my second is between JJ and Andy.
Elena, who I've respected and admired for a decade, is either sixth or seventh.
Elena has dropped in my personal ratings.
She has been as high as number two/three (to Martina Hingis/Anna Kournikova).

Don't be too nauseous... you asked, I'm answering. ;)

It has to JJ.
Not least, as I've stated above, because it will move dissenters to
"World number one ?....She's only won ONE slam!....Look at '......' she's won 87!"

I'd love it to happen Duggie.Elena is simply fantastic, however,
it would have to be..... JJ!!!
<cheers>

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posted Jan 16, 2009

Another win for Dementieva <ok>

Is this her time ?

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posted Jan 16, 2009

On paper, the prospect of a JJ/Elena final in Melbourne is now possible.

It's a slam, and when I look at the one hundred and twelve names (and assessed the sixteen final round qualifiers) I really, really DO want to (and will) lie down in a darkened room.

That's just women.
Someone told me MEN are participating too!
If that is so....LATERS!!!

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