Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Among The Greats
Why Serena Williams WILL NOT LOSE Saturday's Final Against Elena Dementieva
I know that Serena will win on Saturday.
Not because of stupid jinxes
Not because of my profile name
Not because I think she's the best player on tour
Not because I know she has more fire than anyone (even Justine)
Not becuase she's going for a piece of history, and joining Steffi Graf in another elite stat group
...but BECAUSE CONSISTENTLY, SERENA HAS PLAYED BETTER TENNIS THAN DEMENTIEVA.
Look beyond your personal preferences and see that the stats clearly show that Serena will be the victor on Saturday afternoon.
I agree with many of you that Serena will win, but let me share some stats with all of you that you may not have known.....
Serena (through 5 matches) -averages 6.2 aces per match
Dementieva (through 5 matches) -3 total
Serena (...) -averages 1.8 Doubles per match
Dementieva (...) -averages 9.6
Serena (...) -averages a winners/unforced differential of +5.6 per match
Elena (...) -averages -8
During Elena's 3 Set Tie-break victory over Venus (while serving for the set @ 5-4 and being broken at love), Venus hit 51 unforced errors, Serena has never hit more than 34, also, Venus had 11 doubles faults, Serena's hit, at most, 4.
There's no way that Elena can possibly beat Serena, she has the serve, the ground strokes, the return game, and the x-factor: she belives and KNOWS that she'll win.
My pic: Serena in two, in less than 90 minutes