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Question Caroline almost beat Serena earlier this year, why couldn't she in US Open Final???

In Sydney this year Caroline played Serena tough 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(3)... She could beat Serena if they play in the final.
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Re: Caroline almost beat Serena earlier this year, why couldn't she in US Open Final?

Because it's a Grand Slam you moron.
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In Sydney this year Caroline played Serena tough 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(3)... She could beat Serena if they play in the final.
beacuse it's a slam.
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Because it's a Grand Slam you moron.
you beat me to it.
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Re: Caroline almost beat Serena earlier this year, why couldn't she in US Open Final?

for the same reason the girl serena lost to the next day in the semi, serena beat a week later at the AO. It is adifferent match, different occasion. On paper Oudin beat players much tougher than the one she lost to this fortnight. If serena makes the final and caro does, throw out any h2h or prior meetings, it is a new day and the better player will reign. For me I hope that will be serena.

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Re: Caroline almost beat Serena earlier this year, why couldn't she in US Open Final?

It depends. It would be one of those moments where she would need to use her strengths to the absolute maximum.

Which obviously are:

-Deep-High Topspin tricking an opponent to hit more balls to her backhand.
-Hit her backhand consistently well down the line.
-Serve well. (she's a good server for a pusher)
-Run down everything, making serena hit the extra shot.


If she does this well i could see her take a set for sure.

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Re: Caroline almost beat Serena earlier this year, why couldn't she in US Open Final?

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Because it's a Grand Slam you moron.
LMAO

But she cud def take somekind of confidence from that
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It depends. It would be one of those moments where she would need to use her strengths to the absolute maximum.

Which obviously are:

-Deep-High Topspin tricking an opponent to hit more balls to her backhand.
-Hit her backhand consistently well down the line.
-Serve well. (she's a good server for a pusher)
-Run down everything, making serena hit the extra shot.


If she does this well i could see her take a set for sure.
It hardly does any damage. Unless the whole court was already open.

If Serena brings a B version of her shock and awe game, I don't see her winning.
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Re: Caroline almost beat Serena earlier this year, why couldn't she in US Open Final?



It's a slam and not any, but USO. Serena 100% fit, 100 focused.
But first of all, the girls have to win their semis

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ask elena how beating serena in sydney worked out

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It hardly does any damage. Unless the whole court was already open.

If Serena brings a B version of her shock and awe game, I don't see her winning.
It does deal damage, Oudin is a good mover and she got exploited by the backhand more then a dozen times. Even though she might not get direct winners off it, it sets up points very nicely for her.
I think the reason why Serena has so much trouble with Dementieva could be the exact same thing why she will have much trouble with Wozniacki in the future. Wozniacki will get everything back, eventually frustrating the hell out of her opponents. Her game will keep growing.

Obviously i see serena winning this easily in 2 sets right now. Wozniacki should be incredibly nervous if she gets to the final and obviously won't live up to standard. That's why we have to see this as a learning experience. Almost all multiple grandslam champions have reached a grandslamfinal before they turned 20. This would be a great breakthrough for Wozniacki, something to build on. Her game might not look spectacular right now, but wait till she matures a bit more.

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Re: Caroline almost beat Serena earlier this year, why couldn't she in US Open Final?

saying that Serena struggles more against pushers than ballbashers.
still cant see it happening, not in a final especially
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