Re: If Serena or Sharapova don't win US OPEN will anyone be surprised?
If Serena doesn´t win YES
Serena out, Sharapova doesn´t win NO
Sharapova just went three sets with Zvonareva and Jankovic. Kvitova, Petkovic and Na Li have already beaten her at Slams this year. Radwanska did anything in her power, not to beat Maria at the French Open. Azarenka beat her in the big Miami final. Last time I saw Venus play elite tennis was last years US Open, and Sharapova ain´t as good as Clijsters at the USO. Literally the only top 15 player, that would shock me, if she beat Maria was Stosur and only Rory knows what the Woz is up to.
Sharapova´s low odds are a combination of her name, her great consistency this year and her Slam champion status, that gives her a little mental edge, but I´d say on a match by match basis, she is just as vulnerable as all the other top players, except for Serena.
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
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