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Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

This is not because if they lost to so and so they would most certainly lose to the next higher ranked layer. they are both championsand when they get going they really get going.
Both had a decent chance at the title and if only maria ahd converted mp or serena had shown up for her match, who knows. So who is kicking herself more?

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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

Serena was the favorite for the title while people were already expecting Safina to beat Maria.
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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

serena..

losing to srebotnik.. and playing schnyder on the 4th round, with a chance of revenge.. reaching quarterfinals..

i believe serena lost a bigger shot


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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

Heart says Serena, but head says Maria.

She BLEW... I mean CHOKED a 5-2 lead during the 2nd set BP and then proceed to lose the match...

This might be the best chance for her to win the GS, but.... guess next year then...

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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

Serena.

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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

serena blew it away..she played shit..she deserved it..she was the favourite for the title
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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

Maria with that easy draw of hers,
Serena still had Schnyder who she never beat on clay, Ana who is looking impressive and who I hope takes the title, Jelena and then whoever in the final.

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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

Serena, this tournament was hers for the taking and she played awfully to lose.

But she didn't lose in as spectacular fashion as Maria

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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

Who cares, they're out.

They'll both be waiting for Wimbledon.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

Serena had the most legitimate chance ever to win a second RG and just didnt show up...and welll the same could be said about Maria with the WS gone the only players left were ones which have yet to prove themselves mentally on the big stage. Personally, i think this tournament is a great chance for Kuznetsova to get some confidence in her game and really believe she can win...never has their been such an open grandslam and in a way it's great someone is going to benefit greatly confidence wise. Still, JJ FOR THE TITLE!
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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

Serena had an amazing chance to win

I expected Safina to beat Sharapova - i would have also expected Dementieva, Kuznetsova and whoever Sharapova played in the final (iavnovic or Jankovic) to beat her aswell. Sharapova is only a top ten player at best on clay. It has been proved time and again.
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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

Neither. They didn't even make it to the quarters. Mute conversation.
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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

serena had the draw. and the momentum. however, she often flakes on the red clay. so it's not THAT surprising.

however, maria was up so many times and blew it. she had such a chance to hold all 4 slams. so i'd say maria blew it more.

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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

maria, match point... nuff said...
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Re: Maria/Serena: Who blew a bigger chance at the title?

The chance was equal, but the stage and the level of the opponent made Serena’s exit more surprising.

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