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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Is Sloane Stephens the new star USA have been waiting for?

Oudin failed to live up to the hypes so far. Have USA finally found their new star in Sloane Stephens?



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Oudin failed to live up to the hypes so far. Have USA finally found their new star in Sloane Stephens?
No she is a potential star tennis has been waiting for. Lot of promise coming through in terms of game and personality for the WTA and to be politically incorrect "from the correct places". If Robson and Stpehens were from the Czech Republic and Belarus the journalists wouldn´t be nearly as excited.

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For the moment yes. I somewhat suspect Keys to become better though.

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Third option "Too early to tell" would have been useful.
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Too early too tell. Her draw was a joke and her matches were mostly error fests. America fell in love with Oudin too when she was winning error fests at the US Open. Expectations will be risen now and apparent so you have to see how she responds. Her ceiling is easily higher than Oudin's talent wise, but I still don't see a future #1 like some are claiming.
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I don't think so. I'm generally not impressed with her game, but I guess we'll have to wait and see if this run is a fluke before we crown her the next star.
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I think Stephens's serve is a lot better than Oudin's. Also, Stephens transitions from defense to offense very well. Oudin had a nice forehand, but it wasn't a weapon from anywhere on the court the way Stephens's forehand is.

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I think we are jumping the gun too much, i agree Keys has more of a future than Stephens with her current game. When she has pulled of consistent results against top players then let's talk. Serena is only her 4 win over a top 20 and her first over a top 10. I think Oudin has shown us what hype can do, i thought we learned from her.
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I wonder how long it will take for her charm and personality to be called arrogance.
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Is she weird? Will she come out with more "sucks toes" comments, and will Americans embrace that?

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I think we are jumping the gun too much, i agree Keys has more of a future than Stephens with her current game. When she has pulled of consistent results against top players then let's talk. Serena is only her 4 win over a top 20 and her first over a top 10. I think Oudin has shown us what hype can do, i thought we learned from her.
And saying Keys has a better future than Stephens is not hype? Who has Keys beaten? There is a case to be made that Kerber´s poor passive play all tournament was a result of own her back injury and Keys couldn´t take advantage like Stephens today. Stephens has shown an all around game with a good serve, a big forehand, some variety on the backhand and good volley skills. All I have seen from Keys so far is a big forehand and a big serve. Hradecka and Gajdosova possess those, too. Doesn´t mean shit, if you cannot defend.

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