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The most exciting hardcourt season in a long time?

I really can´t wait for the US hardcourt season:

The five best players of this year (Wozniacki, Kvitová, Na Li, Sharapova and Azarenka) are able to play very well on hard courts; it will be interesting to see how successful they will be on the US hard courts this year.

Then there are Serena, Kim and Venus -- will they find their best form on hard courts once again?

Bartoli and Zvonareva are very good hardcourt players as well.

Then you have Petkovic, Shuai Peng, Pavlyuchenkova, Goerges, Wickmayer, Cibulková, Lisicki and Gajdošová ... young players who have had a very good year so far and they can play a good tennis on hard courts, too.

Kuznetsova, Stosur, Jankovic, Radwanska and Ivanovic -- the experienced players who had good results on hard courts in the past ... how will they fare on US hard courts this year?

The always dangerous Hantuchová who has had a great year so far.

Will the forever looming Šafářová bitterly dissappoint her fans once again? or

All in all, we can expect a great hardcourt season this year, I think (or rather - I hope).

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I just hope it lives up to the potential! Lets have all these girls play the big tournaments and stay HEALTHY; and we're definitely going to have some awesome matches.
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I anticipate when Wozniacki wins everything in sight it's because of the fact she beat no one and only had weak competition (zero top ten, no slam champs, etc etc, only beat up on Radwanska and Azarenka).

The people are no different than last year, and it was pretty uncompetitive last year.

The US series hasn't been interesting in years, IMO, with players' morale and incentives lower for these non-slam events and burn out high, or just not playing at all.

But if players I like win the events and Wozniacki loses early then I'll change my mind and say it was high quality, NID and competition's never been better.

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It will finally be interesting because Serena and Venus will care about the warmup events in order to be fine tuned for the Open. Can't wait.
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Shushu is kind of a veteran, she's been here for a while now :P

We'll see how Na does on the quick hard court as opposed to the slow that she's had success on.

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I anticipate when Wozniacki wins everything in sight it's because of the fact she beat no one and only had weak competition (zero top ten, no slam champs, etc etc, only beat up on Radwanska and Azarenka).

The people are no different than last year, and it was pretty uncompetitive last year.

The US series hasn't been interesting in years, IMO, with players' morale and incentives lower for these non-slam events and burn out high, or just not playing at all.

But if players I like win the events and Wozniacki loses early then I'll change my mind and say it was high quality, NID and competition's never been better.
Well, Kvitová, Azarenka, Sharapova and Na Li seem to have better form than last year; Venus and Serena didn´t play hardcourt tournaments after Wimbledon last year (well, Venus played just at the US Open).

And Petkovic, Pavlyuchenkova, Goerges, Wickmayer and Lisicki definitely stepped it up compared to the last year.

Kvitova ~ Šafářová ~ Garcia ~ Madison Keys

Cetkovská ~ Hradecká ~ Siniaková ~ Gavrilova ~ Bencic ~ Allertova ~ Smitkova ~ Makarova ~ Chakvetadze ~ Laura Robson ~ Pliskova twins
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I think its going to be interesting but most of TF views the rest of the year as 1 result at 1 tournament in NY. Who wins USO.

But I expect a lot of good matches at a lot of tournaments

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The US Open Series™ is going to suck balls as always, with only the usual hoggers and vultures bothering to put in best effort before the USO. The objective of everybody else will be just to reach the USO uninjured and in good enough form.

The sisters no longer having a lock on the English Open and therefore it being now open to other contenders has fundamentally changed the dynamics of the season. The US Open Series™ already got the short end of the stick even before this, and it will only get worse from now on.

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It will finally be interesting because Serena and Venus will care about the warmup events in order to be fine tuned for the Open. Can't wait.
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Re: The most exciting hardcourt season in a long time?

It only shows how relevant are the WS for the tour. I personally think I wouldn't be that excited without them playing. And it will be funny to see them looming and kicking butt

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It only shows how relevant are the WS for the tour. I personally think I wouldn't be that excited without them playing. And it will be funny to see them looming and kicking butt
That's exactly what I'm thinking.

I too think this will be an exciting season.




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it can get any worse from last year so hope for some exciting matches
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Last year it was boring as hell. The only match that is worth to remember was the final between Sharapova and Clijsters in Cincy.

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