But before that, check out Andy Murray's tape job on his right knee. Perhaps you want to start believing in my prediction and why he is not my favourite to win at the Australian Open?
Image via downthelinetennis.com
Now click here for ththe women's singles draw. Who do you think is the favourite to win?
Let's start with Ana Ivanovic the runner-up last year.
Ana Ivanovic - November 6, 1987
The year of the Ox is well suited to the rabbit nature. The slower pace of this year will see you spending more time with friends and family. A good year to upgrade your home, or for buying or selling a house.
AO Prediction: Just like Nole and Murray, this could be a slower pace for Ana too compare to the last year or so. Perhaps she should consider getting another multi-million dollar villa? Although Ana is a runner up here last year and now back working together with her former coach Sven Groenefeld before she finds a replacement, I still don't think Ana is a favourite to win here.
Jelena Jankovic - February 28, 1985
This is not a year to be outrageous. A slow but steady year. This Ox year will bring stability and growth where patience and diligence pays off.
AO Prediction: Perhaps the Ox year offers stability for JJ in terms of $$$. She could have signed off a lucrative deal with ANTA. She will win lotsa tournaments this year but what about a Grand Slam? I think it will take more than hard work. She needs the extra edge and luck to win at this level of the game.
Serena Williams - September 26, 1981
Elena Dementieva - October 15, 1981
Great opportunities for rooster this year. A good time to recoup losses. You will make great progress at work, reaping rewards of your labor. Emotional ties bring joy. Your prestige and reputation increase.
AO Prediction: Looks like we have a potential final match between the players. Elena has proved her presence for the past 2 weeks, in Auckland and Sydney. And Serena still proves she can still create magic on hardcourt at a high level tounament like this.
Venus Williams - June 17, 1980
This is a year of moderate progress for monkeys. Work will slow down this year allowing the monkey more personal time. It also allows for quality time with friends and family.
AO Prediction: I don't think we'll see much progress from Venus just yet. Not until the Wimbledon, which seems to her favourite tournament.
Dinara Safina - April 27, 1986
This is the year for keeping a low profile, tiger. Because of the slow pace of the Ox year, it will be a frustrating time for you. You like things to be move quicker, you will need to show restraint.
AO Prediction: Last year we've seen tremendous progress from Safina but this year, she has to slow down a bit. I don't think she dominates at the recent Hopman Cup and she failed to overcome Elena in Sydney. I guess she will not be ready for the Grand Slam yet. Perhaps in a year or 2 she will.
The year of Ox could see either
Elena or Serena in the final!
Elena or Serena in the final!
That's it for my prediction. AO will start tomorrow. So stay tune for more updates.
Click here if you haven't check out the men's singles predictions.
*'Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi', also spelt 'Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie, Oy Oy Oy', is a cheer or chant often performed at Australian sport events.
(Original prediction via earthyfamily.com)