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Poll: Who takes the women's title?

Jelena Jankovic: 6% (1 vote)
Serena Williams: 73% (11 votes)
Venus Williams: 0% (0 votes)
Ana Ivanovic: 0% (0 votes)
Elena Dementieva: 6% (1 vote)
Dinara Safina: 13% (2 votes)
Other: 0% (0 votes)
This poll has ended

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Australian Open 2009 - Women by FOD(m): 9:59am On Jan 19, 2009
Discussions on the women's game should be done here for clarity. Thanks.

Seeds: 1Jelena Jankovic (SRB), 2Serena Williams (USA), 3Dinara Safina (RUS), 4Elena Dementieva (RUS), 5Ana Ivanovic (SRB), 6Venus Williams (USA), 7Vera Zvonareva (RUS), 8Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS), 9Agnieszka Radwanska (POL), 10Nadia Petrova (RUS), 11 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN), 12Flavia Pennetta (ITA), 13Victoria Azarenka (BLR), 14Patty Schnyder (SUI), 15Alize Cornet (FRA), 16Marion Bartoli (FRA), 17Anna Chakvetadze (RUS), 18Dominika Cibulkova (SVK), 19Daniela Hantuchova (SVK), 20Amelie Mauresmo (FRA), 21Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP), 22Jie Zheng (CHN), 23Agnes Szavay (HUN), 24Sybille Bammer (AUT), 25Kaia Kanepi (EST), 26Ai Sugiyama (JPN), 27Maria Kirilenko (RUS), 28Francesca Schiavone (ITA), 29Alisa Kleybanova (RUS), 30Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN), 31Alona Bondarenko (UKR), 32Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)

Defending Champ, Maria Shriekapova is out with a shoulder injury. Davenport is also out because she's pregnant.

Who takes the women's title?
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by A40(m): 6:38pm On Jan 20, 2009
Is it just me or is Serena's bootay getting bigger by the tournament? grin grin
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by viee(f): 12:20pm On Jan 22, 2009
Venus jus got beaten and im sooooo heart broken! sad
wotz with her and AO sef?
the only thing that will make me hapi is for Andy Murray to loose. . . lets c undecided
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by A40(m): 12:48pm On Jan 22, 2009
Hey ya!! The Aussie Open has never really been her strong point
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by FOD(m): 6:15pm On Jan 23, 2009
Some Third Round Results:

Kleybanova - Ivanovic 7-5, 6-7, 6-2 
Dokic - Wozniacki 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 
Jankovic - Sugiyama 6-4, 6-4 
Bartoli - Safarova 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 
Cornet - Hantuchova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 
Zvonareva - Earrani 6-4, 6-1 
Safina - Kanepi 6-2, 6-2 
Petrova - Voskoboeva 6-1  abandoned

Other Third Round Fixtures:

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchz (ESP)
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs. Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
Virginie Razzano (FRA) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs. Elena Dementieva (RUS)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs. Alyona Bondarenko (UKR)
Jie Zheng (CHN) vs. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
Peng Shuai (CHN) vs. Serena Williams (USA)
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Nobody: 8:15pm On Jan 23, 2009
And wetin happen to Serena?
Crashed OUT
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Nobody: 8:17pm On Jan 23, 2009
. . . or is it Venus who crashed OUT
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Nobody: 9:21pm On Jan 23, 2009
This is Jelena Jankovic's to lose.
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by A40(m): 12:43am On Jan 24, 2009
Ivanovic is out angry angry yet another cutie-pie fallen by the way side
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by dinozzo(m): 3:05am On Jan 24, 2009
Serena is through to the fourth round winning in straight sets

Suarez-Navarro, the spanish lady that beat Venus is also through to the fourth
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Nobody: 3:09am On Jan 24, 2009
A-40:

Ivanovic is out angry angry yet another cutie-pie fallen by the way side

the girl is all face . . . no serve no ground strokes.
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by A40(m): 3:19am On Jan 24, 2009
I agree she has a poor ground stroke she would need to work on that if she is ever going to win a Grand Slam
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Nobody: 3:26am On Jan 25, 2009
and Jelena "play 1000 tournaments to be number one even without a slam" Jankovic is out. Duly flogged 6-1, 6-4 by my favorite female tennis player Marion Bartoli the doctor's daughter.
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by dinozzo(m): 5:45am On Jan 25, 2009
the majors still eludes her. Safina through to the quarter finals in three sets.
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by bagoma(f): 2:20pm On Jan 25, 2009
Jelena out. just heard now.
when is she going to win a grand slam?
indeed, female tennis is downhill now, no clear leaders.
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by bawomolo(m): 7:36pm On Jan 25, 2009
less cloth for serena please please cheesy
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by A40(m): 11:19pm On Jan 25, 2009
bawomolo:

less cloth for serena please please cheesy
Grand Slam TV Ratings would drop to an all-time low!! what do you think 90% of the male audience look out for?

I don't know who does this ranking but what is Jankovic still doing at the top of the World rankings?
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Nobody: 2:03am On Jan 26, 2009
A-40:

I don't know who does this ranking but what is Jankovic still doing at the top of the World rankings?

I think someone shld revamp the rankings so you cant just play 1000 tournaments and then claim to be number 1. Jankovic plays so many tournaments that even reaching the semis in all of them shld give her enough points to vault over people like Venus.

They should scale it so ranking points are relative to tournaments played. Venus won Wimbledon and the yr end championships and yet she's only no 6.
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Eastbay: 1:58pm On Jan 26, 2009
Well,you might be right.
Some way,the rankings have to give credence to the No1 Spot with regards to Grand Slams.
However,if you look at it from the angle of Masters titles,then maybe Jankovic deserves it.Though with her latest outster,the no.1 ranking is in severe jeopardy.
I think she does just enough to make her no.1.However it's kind of puzzling that the top female player in the world is yet to register a GS to her name.
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Nobody: 4:04pm On Jan 26, 2009
Eastbay:

Well,you might be right.
Some way,the rankings have to give credence to the No1 Spot with regards to Grand Slams.
However,if you look at it from the angle of Masters titles,then maybe Jankovic deserves it.Though with her latest outster,the no.1 ranking is in severe jeopardy.
I think she does just enough to make her no.1.However it's kind of puzzling that the top female player in the world is yet to register a GS to her name.


Jankovic won 4 titles all through last season and only one was a masters title (Rome) . . .
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Eastbay: 5:21pm On Jan 26, 2009
So how come she's no1?
Like OI said,she does enough to be top.
If she finishes in the latter stages of all tournaments,she will be No.1.
I think she's consistenet though.I just thought she could take the title in Melbourne.
But like I also said,it's odd she hasn't won a GS
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by dayokanu(m): 5:45pm On Jan 26, 2009
Serena is the only form of entertainment in female tennis.
I wish kournikova and those Russian divas back to the game jor
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Nobody: 10:55pm On Jan 26, 2009
Eastbay:

So how come she's no1?
Like OI said,she does enough to be top.
If she finishes in the latter stages of all tournaments,she will be No.1.
I think she's consistenet though.I just thought she could take the title in Melbourne.
But like I also said,it's odd she hasn't won a GS

consistency is not playing 200 more tournaments than everyone, finishing in the QF of 75% of them, winning 4% and getting knocked out early in the remainder but scoring enough points to be World number 1.

It took Rafa Nadal winning 8 titles including 2 GS, 1 olympic gold and 3 masters titles to be world number 1 . . . kinda shows you why female tennis is a joke really.

Jankovic - 4 titles, no GS, no olympic title, 1 masters shield . . . the rest tier II titles.
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Eastbay: 7:08am On Jan 27, 2009
Nadal's case was different inthe sense that there was only one dominator in the men's game.
The women's game is a lot more open,i.e. there isn't one person winning all the grand slams.That's why it's easy to be consistent in your own example to become number one.
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Nobody: 4:20pm On Jan 27, 2009
Eastbay:

Nadal's case was different inthe sense that there was only one dominator in the men's game.
The women's game is a lot more open,i.e. there isn't one person winning all the grand slams.That's why it's easy to be consistent in your own example to become number one.

- There was only one dominator in the mens game because the guy is just damn too good.

- the womens game is "more open" because frankly they are just a collection of average ball bashers so anyone can beat the other on their lucky day.
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by A40(m): 10:35pm On Jan 27, 2009
Jankovic is out too!!! Very good all hands are on deck for my baby momma Serena to win her 3rd or is it 4th Australian Open grin grin
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by ogre(m): 11:02pm On Jan 27, 2009
It's hard to pick a winner in the women's game. Form doesn't count and certainly not the ranking(those are nothing more than numbers), i think it'ld be better to just list the women top twenty, close your eyes and pick someone. You just might pick the winner. In that case, i pick, sharapova-sorry she didn't come for her fashion parade this time so it's jankovic-sorry,she'll have to continue her search for a grandslam some other time. alright,this time i can go wrong. Venus. Ahhhh. I give up.
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by dayokanu(m): 6:02am On Jan 28, 2009
Serena bt Kutnesova to advance in the Aussie open

This female title seems to have Serena written all over it
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by Nobody: 10:17pm On Jan 28, 2009
She's yet to play Dementieva
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by dayokanu(m): 4:55am On Jan 29, 2009
Serena leads by a set 6-3
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by dayokanu(m): 5:36am On Jan 29, 2009
Serena in the finals.
Beats Dementieva 2 straight
Re: Australian Open 2009 - Women by sexyLeamon(f): 6:13am On Jan 29, 2009
Serena or no one smiley

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