Re: WWW Australian Open SF: Victoria Azarenka vs Sloane Stephens
The only comparable match stylistically I can think of is Stephens/Petkovic. That was a long time ago, but Stephens struggled to keep up with the consistent hard hitting and lost something like 2-6 2-6. Nevertheless she has nothing to lose in the semifinal and these 900 points will go a long way of putting her into the top 10 this year.
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
You made the list: NEW President Bouchard, Cibulkova, Mladenovic, Wozniacki, Kerber, Cornet, Watson, Broady.
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