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WWW USO R4: 2011 Slam Slayer Laura v Defending Champ Sam

2011 AO & FO champs have been slain by Laura. Will she snatch the defending champ?

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Re: WWW USO R4: 2011 Slam Slayer Laura v Defending Champ Sam

I actually think this match up could suit Laura.
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Re: WWW USO R4: 2011 Slam Slayer Laura v Defending Champ Sam

This match will be a fascinating one. Pretty an sure it'll be an AA night match: defending champion vs. tournament darling.

The key will be how well Laura handles Sam's serve and top spin (doubt she'll have faced anything like it before), if she can use her height, time her shots right, get on the return and rush Sam (like Masha does) she really has the game to cause the Aussie some major trouble!

Not seen her play yet, but it sounds like Sam's playing well. Have to say though, the pressure will really ramped up on her, we'll see if she can handle it!



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Re: WWW USO R4: 2011 Slam Slayer Laura v Defending Champ Sam

I'm much more optimistic about Laura's chances against Stosur than I was about Li.

I love both women though. Too hard to choose.
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sam has handled the pressure here well. She's looked alot better here than kim or na did

im saying sam takes this one in 3
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I didnt think Robson played as well today as against Clijsters and she really won because Na played a super bad match. I would say Stosur in 2. She has played well so far.
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Sam's draw has been ridiculously soft and Laura is tall and playing/serving well. She has a decent shot if she keeps her nerves together.
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Laura is playing really well and can definitely challenge Sam, but Sam has played a lot better so far in this tournament than either Kim or Na, so I think she still has to be clear favorite. But an upset wouldn't be a complete shock either.
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Re: WWW USO R4: 2011 Slam Slayer Laura v Defending Champ Sam

Stosur should just withdraw to avoid the humiliation. We saw this match-up of her in past years many times, with barely any success.
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ermagerd if Laura wins!!

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Thanks to my vote, Laura winning the poll now.

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Re: WWW USO R4: 2011 Slam Slayer Laura v Defending Champ Sam

Stosur in straights. Despite many naive people thinking Robson will emulate Sharapova's and Azarenka's success against Stosur, you still need great footwork to get on top of Stosur's kick serves and to redirect everything into the Stosur BH, which Robson does not have. I will also add that Stosur's BH has looked quite OK so far in this tournament, not limpdick as usual.
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Re: WWW USO R4: 2011 Slam Slayer Laura v Defending Champ Sam

Laura please take her out

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I think if Laura somehow manages to win this the entire nation of Australia will explode then fall into the ocean.
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Re: WWW USO R4: 2011 Slam Slayer Laura v Defending Champ Sam

I'm kinda sure Sam will win this, but I will be rooting for Laura
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