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With Serena confirmed out for the rest of the year, who are your Slam faves now?

Serena made the finals of three of the last four slams, winning two of them. Needless to say, this is a massive opportunity for the rest of the tour.

With Serena out, who do you guys see as favorites for the next three slams?
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RG: Sharapova ,her record there speaks for itself and she will have had enough match play to prepare !
W: No fav ,but watch out for Keys !
USO: Sharapova, Azarenka, Kerber (she has to find form at some point, Wozniacki ..
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Kuznetsova - French Open
Venus - Wimbledon
Azarenka, Wozniacki, Kuznetsova or Venus - US Open

That would be more than decent.

We all know it's going to end up as Bacsinsky, Pliskova and Svitolina.

These girls better step up because the WTA doesn't have many journalists friends and it could get ugly real quick. They will go in for the kill if Bacsinsky def. Strycova 6-2 6-1 for a spot in the French Open final.
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it's up for grabs.

I would like to see Jankovic beat Kuznetsova at RG(not likely)
Radwanska beat Venus at Wimbledon
Venus beat Sharapova at US Open


those finals would be fun to watch.
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Re: With Serena confirmed out for the rest of the year, who are your Slam faves now?

Muguruza at the French.

Venus at Wimbledon.

Kerber at the US Open.

Sharapova won't make the 2nd week of any slam.
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Re: With Serena confirmed out for the rest of the year, who are your Slam faves now?

I'm not into the narrative that all slams are NOW up for grabs, because IMO Serena was declining already (and I now this is sort of a hot take). I thought that with her history of injuries and her not being used to be as present and constant in the tour as she was for the last 3 or 4 seasons, finally age was catching up on her. I really believed that a hungry and more-than-ever fired up Sharapova (and I'm sooo not a stan of hers) would finally beat her this year if their paths crossed, but now we'll never know.
My predictions are the same as they were before: Halep, Kerber, Pliskova.
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I'm not into the narrative that all slams are NOW up for grabs, because IMO Serena was declining already (and I now this is sort of a hot take).
Certainly is, considering her performance at the Australian Open.

Sharapova hasn't been a factor in her matches vs Serena for over a decade. That wasn't going to change this season and it certainly won't change next season when Serena returns.
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Re: With Serena confirmed out for the rest of the year, who are your Slam faves now?

French open: I think Muguruza is gonna defend her title. If not her maybe Kuznetsova or even Halep
Wimbledon: Hopefully Angie.
US Open: Pliskova, Angie or Konta.
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Pliskobot targeting a kill. Konta could also.

Kerber if she gets her act together might even find no.3, unlikely given her form though.

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Re: With Serena confirmed out for the rest of the year, who are your Slam faves now?

I think Wimbledon especially is up for grabs. Ill be rooting fot Venus, but it would be such a great story if Kvitova comes back and wins Wimby. She is the 3rd best grass player by far out of everyone else not named Williams. Darkhorses: Keys and Pliskova.

I'm thinking Mugu can win RG again. I liked what I saw of her in IW and Miami. Halep could also sneak through, I wouldnt mind. Darkhorses: Kuzzy and Stosur.

The US Open every year is just impossible to predict..Pliskova has been kicking ass on hardcourts. Wozniacki always does well in NY and everyone is tired. Konta has been a top hardcourt player. Kerber could find form. Darkhorse: Svitolina.
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Re: With Serena confirmed out for the rest of the year, who are your Slam faves now?

Venus, Angie, a Pliskova twin. I wouldn't mind Simona.

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