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Azarenka; Aus Open 9 15.00%
Azarenka; After Aus Open 2 3.33%
Kuznetsova; Aus Open 7 11.67%
Stephens; Aus Open 2 3.33%
Sharapova; Aus Open 19 31.67%
Sharapova; After Aus Open 3 5.00%
Radwanska; Aus Open 6 10.00%
Radwanska; After Aus Open 4 6.67%
Na Li; Aus Open 4 6.67%
Na Li; After Aus Open 4 6.67%
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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

Stuff like:

2001 Aus Open QF Martina Hingis(1) - Williams(6) 6-2 3-6 8-6
2001 US Open QF Williams(10) - Lindsay Davenport(3) 6-3 6-7(7) 7-5
2002 Berlin F Justine Henin(5) - Williams(4) 6-2 1-6 7-6(5)
2003 Roland Garros SF Justine Henin(4) - Williams(1) 6-2 4-6 7-5
2005 Aus Open SF Williams(7) - Maria Sharapova(4) 2-6 7-5 8-6
2007 Miami F Williams(13) - Justine Henin(2) 0-6 7-5 6-3
2009 Wimbledon SF Williams(2) - Elena Dementieva(4) 6-7(4) 7-5 8-6
2010 Aus Open QF Williams(1) - Victoria Azarenka(7) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-2
2010 Roland Garros QF Samantha Stosur(7) - Williams(1) 6-2 6-7(2)8-6



Pleeeeeease! It'd be so fun to watch that isn't over before dinner is even cooked.

Who do you think will be Serena's "next epic, close match" opponent and when?
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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

Did u really put Sharapova as an option? I'd pick any of those BUT Sharapova to even get a set off Serena going forward. Yes, even Kuzzy.

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Jankovic at an ITF event.

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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

Li Na has the best chance despite her record and only having won the one match, most of their matches are quite tight.
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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

If you are talking about who challenges Serena everytime they play, that would be Na Li, but she usually doesn't make it far enough in tournaments to play her. Therefore I'd have to go with Azarenka.

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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

USO 2012 F was a classic even despite the quality aside the third set, I really think Azarenka or Na.
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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

Sveta would be the worst matchup for Serena in Australia, but I don't think she will get to play her..

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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

Zheng Jie whenever they meet.
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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

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Did u really put Sharapova as an option? I'd pick any of those BUT Sharapova to even get a set off Serena going forward. Yes, even Kuzzy.
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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

From that list would be Azarenka and then Na.
or Sam and Kuzzy on clay
or Zheng Jie on grass
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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

Dream: Li Na makes the final.
The match goes 5-7 7-6 10-8. I don't care in whose favor.
I think Li Na has the best chance.

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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

If Serena plays well, winning five games in a set should be considered a great achievement. Na is the only one with a chance. The others will get trashed in two easy sets.

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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

Azerenka really is the only person that is giving Serena competition....

Venus and Serena ....Often imitated NEVER duplicated!!!!!!!
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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

Maybe Stosur on clay?
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Re: Serena's Next "Epic, Close Match" Opponent?

sharapova as an option is a joke right? Didn't she last beat Serena like 10 years ago when she could actually move on the court?

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