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Is Francesca Schiavone an opportunistic and her Slam just a fluke?

She got an easy draw including useless Caro and Dementieva who gave her a semi-walkover. But she did play out of her mind in the final against another journey woman Sam Stosur.

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Re: Is Francesca Schiavone an opportunistic and her Slam just a fluke?

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Re: Is Francesca Schiavone an opportunistic and her Slam just a fluke?

Are you trying to be NA-GOAT?

I guess it's kind of rude to call it a fluke, but yes, it was lucky.... Of course she beat whoever was in her way, so kudos to her. Is she going to win another slam? Not unless she gets the same kind of draw.




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Re: Is Francesca Schiavone an opportunistic and her Slam just a fluke?

Does it matter? She won a Slam, I think anyone would be happy to win a slam, whether it was by getting an easy draw or by winning tough matches.
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Re: Is Francesca Schiavone an opportunistic and her Slam just a fluke?

She beat the best player of the clay season to win her slam. I think not.

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She got an easy draw including useless Caro and Dementieva who gave her a semi-walkover. But she did play out of her mind in the final against another journey woman Sam Stosur.

What do you think?
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It's as fluke-ish as Ana's slam thats for sure
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Re: Is Francesca Schiavone an opportunistic and her Slam just a fluke?

Fluke is too harsh a word, as it's not like she was just rolling dice or laying a bet on a roulette wheel, and it was strictly up to the mathematical odds.

She worked her ass off to win her trophy.

But on the other hand, some draws are easier than others. If she'd been on Stosur's side of the draw, I doubt she's in the final.

But, as they say, you play who's in front of you, and she is hardly the only slam winner who's had a few breaks go her way.

Is she likely to duplicate it? Probably not. Does that mean she didn't earn it? Definitely not.

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The thing is, in a normal environment her run wouldn't be weak at all. She had to play three top 11 players, the defending champion killa and had a tough first round match. The only reason people call her draw weak is because of who Sam faced, most draws are not that hard but she thoroughly outplayed Sam, her owner and the heavy favourite, in the final so it is completely well deserved.
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Re: Is Francesca Schiavone an opportunistic and her Slam just a fluke?

A top ten player is a journeywoman?

Fran has had a consistent career of good results and top 15-20 level of play, bar the expected slump periods that come with sustained professional play. It took long enough, but she finally made the step to the next level at the tail end of her career.

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Re: Is Francesca Schiavone an opportunistic and her Slam just a fluke?

Definitely a fluke, but she totally deserved it.
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Re: Is Francesca Schiavone an opportunistic and her Slam just a fluke?

She's not a fluke in that she earned her win fair and square. But she ain't gonna be doing it again.
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