The Australian Open is getting closer and closer so who do you predict will win it this year? One thing is sure the defending champion Maria Sharapova won't defend her title because her shoulder is still not fit enough for her to take part in this tournament. Another last year finalist Ana Ivanovic isn't exactly showing her best form so we're having reasonable doubts about her going all the way, it looks like her form is on downhill since winning French Open. Jelena Jankovic current world No.1 is definitely among favorites, and she's really eager to win her first Grand Slam, especially because some believe that she doesn't deserve No.1 spot because she hasn't yet won Grand Slam. So this is a nice chance for her. The usual suspects that could stand on her way are the Williams sister that on their best are simply too much for competition to handle. Beside the powerful Williams sister among pretenders for Aussie throne are also the likes of Elena Dementieva and Dinara Safina, and couple of other Russian girls, that are also force to be reckoned with.
Regarding the young guns it will be interesting to see the progress of Dominika Cibulkova, and Caroline Wozniacky because these girls have showed that they have enough talent to get far so they could perhaps be a surprise package at this year Aussie open. One thing is sure though, it should be a fantastic tournament, even without the defending Champion Maria Sharapova.
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