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The inevitable?

I happen to be gettting the exact same feeling I had after the round of 16 at Wimbledon. That, for no particular reason, (other than the power of cumulative white-middle-aged-male fantasy), Sharapova is going to win the tournament.

There is nothing associated with reason attached to this feeling. It's best described as dread. But still, there it is.

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I happen to be gettting the exact same feeling had after the round of 16 at Wimbledon. That, for no particular reason, other thanthe power of cumulative white-middle-aged-male fantasy, Sharapova is going to win the tournament.

THere is nothing associated with reason attached to this feeling. It's best described as dread. But still, there it is.
You're quite encouraging
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Unless someone rediscovers the ability to play two good sets against her you may well be right.
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And that's a problem cos....
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I think Serena beats her.

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Volcana, kindly shut the fuck up.
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And that's a problem cos....
Cos' she's a one-dimensional, all=swinging, robotic clothes horse?

Seriously, I was getting seriously irritated with her fist-pumping in the Kuznetsova match. And i don't get that irritated easily.

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I happen to be gettting the exact same feeling had after the round of 16 at Wimbledon. That, for no particular reason, other thanthe power of cumulative white-middle-aged-male fantasy, Sharapova is going to win the tournament.

THere is nothing associated with reason attached to this feeling. It's best described as dread. But still, there it is.
I'm getting the same dread in the pit of my stomach. She has not played a champions game and yet somehow is into the semi's. But chin up, she may actually play some champion style tennis against serena in which case, good on her.
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Cos' she's a one-dimensional, all=swinging, robotic clothes horse?

Seriously, I was getting seriously irritated with her fist-pumping in the Kuznetsova match. And i don't get that irritated easily.
The fist pumping has to stop. Please would some player actually complain to the umpire. it's really really unpleasant to watch.
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She's still here. She beat the US Open champ, which is probably the surface closest to this one, and she beat Serena at Wimbledon. This is a slower court, which I think favors Serena, but Sharapova has the ability to raise the level of her game. SO does Serena of course, but losing a first set 1-6 is simply no indicator of inning and losing with Sharpaova.

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Volcana, kindly shut the fuck up.
That would be a 'no'. But rest assured you're in good company.

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I happen to be gettting the exact same feeling I had after the round of 16 at Wimbledon. That, for no particular reason, other thanthe power of cumulative white-middle-aged-male fantasy, Sharapova is going to win the tournament.

There is nothing associated with reason attached to this feeling. It's best described as dread. But still, there it is.
Nah. Serena's gonna be just fine. I will honestly be surprised if Serena loses against Maria this time around. At the YEC, Serena was on her way to a comanding win til she injured herself, which tells me that she's figured out Maria's game. Either way, it's gonna be a slug-fest. Whoever wins this will more likely do it in 2.
Good luck to both.

Of course, I pick Rena to win.

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I'm an unconditionnal Maria's fan but honestly, I think she's grilled, roasted. She won't make it to the final unless Serena helps her.
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I have had a similar dread ever since she beat Lee-Waters. My money's on her to win. Hopefully I'll be losing money by week's end.
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I actually think Serena has the edge in this one. I think the heat and fatigue has gotten to her. I still hope that it'll be a closely contested match no matter who comes out on top.
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