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Aga over Maria: Aga overcomes 6-match losing streak 6 7.69%
Stosur over Serena: Sam overwhelmes a 13-time GS champion in fine form 72 92.31%
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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2012, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Open)?

Both Serena and Sharapova were expected to win the US Open and Miami tournaments after reaching the finals. But both fell in straight sets to the underdogs. Which was the more surprising result?

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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

Why is this even a question? Hands down Stosur over Serena. Serena was the best player of the US summer hardcourts going undefeated AND beating Stosur in straight sets along the way. On the other hand, Stosur is well Stosur and NOBODY expected her to win a slam let alone the US Open.
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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

winning Miami over Sharapova or winning GS over home crowd in form favourite Williams. Easy, isn't it.
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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

I will be shocked if this is even close. I thought Stosur had, maybe, if she was lucky, a 1-5% chance of beating Serena at last year's U.S. Open. Serena's form was excellent and she looked motivated and confident.

Maria has been terrible in finals for the past year now, I thought it was 50-50 as to who would win. I gave Aga a great shot to beat Maria considering how tight Maria has been in finals lately.

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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

Stosur beating Serena in a slam final is a infinity more dificult task to do than to beat out of sorts Finalpova in Miami Final.
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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

Not even a question. Next.

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Serena crashed Sam in Toronto final. She was the clear favourite. And besides everyone knew before the match that Stosur usually sucks in finals.

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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

No doubt in my mind that it was Stosur beating Serena. I suspect, however, that Serena approached the US Open Final too confident and as a result, underestimated her rival. On the contrary, Sharapova seemed to approach the Miami Final very well prepared, physically, and tactically, even if in the end this didn't work.
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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

Enough.
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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

The answer seems evident. Another interesting poll would be what's more surprising - Stosur d Serena at USO or Caro d Serena at Miami?


Maria Sharapova, Sam Stosur, Jamie Hampton, Sofia Arvidsson, Mona Barthel, Julia Georges, Ana Ivanovic, Tsvetana Pironkova, Camila Giorgi.
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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

I wasnt even surprised Radwanska beat Sharapova. I slightly picked her in the final despite Maria's dominant H2H, considering Radwanska's form of the last 6 months, the competitiveness of many of their recent matches, and Maria's trouble performing in finals.
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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

Stosur beating Serena at the French in 2010 would be a better poll option. Stosur beating Serena at the 2011 U.S Open was far and away a bigger big match upset then we have had recently.
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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

What surprise in Miami are u talking about ?? Bets were 1.67 - 2.10
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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

Yeah, cause Sharapova's had such a great record in finals as of late
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Re: Which is the bigger surprise: Aga over Maria (Miami) OR Stosur over Serena (US Op

Either.
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