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post #76 of 85 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 09:57 PM
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Re: WWW The "Disrespectful QF": Serena vs. Sloane?

For some reason this is going to be closer than it needs to be and not because of the quality of the opponent but because of the background stuff. I expect one break a set.

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Re: WWW The "Disrespectful QF": Serena vs. Sloane?

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Here's a small excerpt from Sloane's presser about Rena
Nice. Really tactful answers

Prove them wrong and try to win at least more than 4 games, Solane

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Well, at least Simona was able to beat Serena once, Maria... never good enough to do that.
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What are you talking about!? It clearly wasn't a joke and she was right.
I took it as a joke when she said it on-court, and again when she reiterated it was a joke.


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Originally Posted by TrojanStallion View Post
Completely annoying how this whole situation with Sloane complaining of Rena's come on's has blown up!!!
If you bothered to watch the match, or even just the on-court coaching when she made this statement, you can clearly see it was a dry joke, that her coach and Sloane laughed about.
With that said, Rena will roll in 2 sets. Sloane is a good athlete, but this is a slam, and Rena doesnt care who is in her way
Naw, sorry, don't even try to rewrite the script on this.
I viewed during the match and watched a clip on this several times, and neither her, nor her coach even came close to thinking of it as a joke when initially stated.
She was visibly bothered by it, and it's so easy to see this.
Plus, she was dead wrong to consider that "come-on" from Serena disrespectful.

No biggie though, because its obvious that she's not quite professionally mature yet.
Most newbies require some time on the tour to understand what is typical of professional play and what isn't.

If anyone is having trouble determining whether Sloane was serious or not, here is the clip of the complaint once again.

Again, it can easily be marked as professional immaturity on Sloane's part, as other opponents she's faced have done this countless times to boost their competitive juices.

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Sloane definitely threw in the joke card to protect herself in the media.
She did look bothered by it clearly, and it's not exactly a "joke" that would make you feel better during matches.
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Sloane will be lucky to take games. Serena wins in a blowout something like 6-1 6-1
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Originally Posted by Sir Stefwhit View Post
Quick question: are we in danger of Serena not being as motivated to step on her throat as she would against any other QFinalist? No doubt Serena will win, but will she be motivated show her what she's all about and try to dish out bagels- Or does the whole mentor admiration aspect soften her just a wee bit? I surely hope that's not the case but her friends on tour play her tougher than the girls she's not as close to.

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I figured the respect thing would get Sloane a few games in the beginning. I will be watching to see if Rena can kick it into stingy gear and be motivated to slay the dragon in her normal ruthless fashion.

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Re: WWW The "Disrespectful QF": Serena vs. Sloane?

Originally Posted by koyak View Post
Serenita 6-2, 6-2
Originally Posted by bandabou View Post
Serena's so dominant on serve right now, it's gonna be awfully tough for Sloane. And of course: grand slam Serena is different than Brisbane Serena.
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Serena in 2. If Sloane plays like she did in the last two sets of her 4R, it'll be over in 45 mins.
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This is over, that girl will be in a world of pain
Originally Posted by mdterp01 View Post
Oh Sloane. Girl you needed 3 sets to get past Jovan (however u spell that child's name). And this is a major, not a lead up tournament. Get ready to be disrespected again.
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Serena by domination and destruction 6-0 6-1
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I'd love to see Sloane make it competitive. And who knows, she might to some extent. But at best she'll make Serena sweat a bit in two tight sets. At worst, well ....
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I've really grown to like you Sloane, but gurl you'll get slaughtered.
Sarin said she had nothing to lose, we all know that means a bloodbath within an hour.
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Serena 6-2 6-2 in a completely anticlimatic trashing.
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Please disrespect her in under an hour, Serena!
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OMG this girl is so gonna get a spanking from Rena .

Serena 6-0,6-3
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Serena will teach Sloane a lesson, would be surprised if Sloane won more than four games.

Sloane will want to make a point, but Serena is just too strong and in great form.
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Sloane will need luck to win a game or two. Serena in 2 in 50 minutes.
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I wonder how disrespectful will Serena be this time.
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It'd be nice to say I hope Sloane puts up a fight but we know Serena will beat the holy spirit out of the child.
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Might be similair to the Muguruza match.
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Sereta will probably win 6-0 6-0 to try and snatch the record for reaching the semis by losing the least number of games.
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Bakery products will be served, serena will keep that bakery open the next round
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I hope Serena wipes the court with Sloane.

I like Sloane a lot, she's engaging. But I want Serena to kick her ass.
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I think Sloane will be a pest for Serena. Sloane won't be blown off the court, i don't think.

I predict something like 6-3 6-3
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Sloane will do well to win a game here. At best gonna be 6-1, 6-2
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Serena might double bagel Sloane, she's never held back against fellow Americans at slams and I don't expect this match to be any different.

Sloane won't be afraid though so I hope this is a eye opener for her, she needs to see Serena in full flight to truly learn what Greatness is.
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Serena wins 61 63
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Serena in straight sets preferably a bagel in set 1 or 2 or both sets.

Sloane is due for a beatdown.
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I won't even be pretty. Serena gonna smash Sloane.
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I want after the first point Serena wins to launch a big COMON in Sloane's face. Then I wanna see some heavy bitching as she goes down 6-0 6-0 in 45 minutes
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The one overwhelming truth, as I see it, is that Brisbane is no slam tournament, and that Sloane will see a completely different and scary Serena across the net.
Serena will see Sloane as purely an opponent to defeat and this match will be a severe learning experience for Sloane.
Friendship off the court does not supersede competitive match-play.
Plus, the best thing Serena can do as a friend is play Sloane as if her life depended on it, because that's how she plays any other slam opponent.

I expect a straight set win for Serena here.
Sloane is a great athlete and has a very powerful, consistent, and reliable forehand.
Her net play is surprisingly good as well. She's a bit of a pusher, but that may actually buy her a few points off of Serena's serves, IMHO.
Still, I can't see to where she possesses enough weapons or a slam-level maturity to throw Serena off-balance or threaten Serena with any sort of strategy. Add to that, when Serena REALLY starts motivating herselfe with "COME ONs!!", it's unsure how Slaone will react.
I'm simply hoping that this isn't a complete blow-out and that Sloane doesn't fall into despair.
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Rena in 2
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Sloane will be lucky to take games. Serena wins in a blowout something like 6-1 6-1
Good to know y'all knew what you were talking about.

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Re: WWW The "Disrespectful QF": Serena vs. Sloane?

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Good to know y'all knew what you were talking about.
Serena got hurt
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Re: WWW The "Disrespectful QF": Serena vs. Sloane?

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Serena got hurt
She was moving just fine. Her groundies were off.

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