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USO R2: Sloane Stephens d. [Q]Tatjana Malek 57 64 62

I cannot. Please step it up vs Ivanovic.

Sloane had 5-3* in the 1st set, got moonballed to death when she served for it at *5-4, then totally fell apart after a controversial overrule at 5-5. Malek hit a serve that was called a fault, the umpire overruled and said "replay the point", Malek started arguing that it was an ace, the umpire changed her mind and decided to give Malek the ace, then Sloane started arguing with the umpire for 10 seconds and then said "well whatever, can I just challenge?" and the umpire refused to let her challenge. Hawkeye later showed that it was a fault and the umpire was wrong to overrule.

That 16 minute game at *2-3 in the 2nd set was huge. Malek had 4 BP's for 7-5 4-2 and Sloane finally loosened up afterwards.

Regrouped nicely in the 3rd set though apart from that game where she gifted Malek the break with 3 DF's.
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23 winners from Malek
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Malek had 5 BP in that long game , normally Stephens is the much better player, for sure, but because of the error-festival of Sloane she had the chance to win

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Re: USO R2: Sloane Stephens d. [Q]Tatjana Malek 57 64 62

Haven't seen Malek for like three years and although she has improved a little bit, her backhand is still a hot mess: She should hit through her forehand a lot more cuz it is not that bad actually.

Absolutely horrendous errors from Stephens though, esapcially up at the net.

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Sloane was a mess, but at least she pulled out a win.
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The first two sets were a horrible "comedy of errors" by Stephens, who seemed to have no idea whatsoever how to construct points against such players as Malek.

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Re: USO R2: Sloane Stephens d. [Q]Tatjana Malek 57 64 62

Sloane was terrible. Chrissie is right - her mental side hasn't caught up to all her talent and physical gifts. This is a great win though, she really battled.

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So many mistakes from Sloane. She was not prepared to face a counter-puncher like Malek, and it really showed.

But on the other side, it was a good match because she persevered. She struggled mightily, but she had the mental ability to win (with help from Malek's even worse play).

She'll do better against Ivanovic and her average serve, I think.
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Stephens has a lot of work to do. Ivanovic is going to dismantle her.
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Stephens has a lot of work to do. Ivanovic is going to dismantle her.
That´s a total different match. I learned that with Ana nothing is guaranteed,like when she played well in Wimbledon and then almost got double bagelled against Vika. There is no tennis reason Ivanovic shouldn´t be in the quarterfinal, but she´ll find a way to screw it up.

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Re: USO R2: Sloane Stephens d. [Q]Tatjana Malek 57 64 62

This was pretty hilarious. I have never seen Malek play, so I don't know if that peculiar sort of junk is her natural game, but it was giving Stephens fits. The slices were usually high and non-biting, moonballs had no topspin really. Tactics which work superbly on rec courts and I had no idea would make so much headway on the pro circuit

Stephens also has no idea what sort of player she wants to be. She seems to prefer rallying to going for shots, when she makes ludicrous errors, even if her forehand really is quite a big shot.

By the way, does she use a special racket or strings? Every shot she hits sounds like a cannonball. I read somewhere that her racket is not used on the WTA tour.
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