Re: Is Sloane Stephens the new star USA have been waiting for?
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.
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: Cibulkova (President), Mladenovic, Wozniacki, Kerber, Cornet, Watson.
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