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post #601 of 692 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2015, 08:10 PM
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Nobody's talking about the H2H being reversed Still 6 slams is better than 5 at this stage

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Does it really matter if Sharapova wins this one? Serena is in the fall of her career and has dominated Sharapova for a decade, the peak of that domination being the 0 & 1 slaughter in the gold medal match at the London Olympics. If Sharapova wins, the storyline is just going to be that she was finally able to (or lucky to) beat an old and possibly slightly ill Serena. She can't undo a decade of domination by getting one win over Serena at this stage.
More important is Serena getting her 19th slam while she can, who knows what the rest of the year will bring. Plus I do favour Sharapova in the next slam in the absence of someone else putting together a great clay season, so this is really Serena's time as far as I'm concerned.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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Would LOVE Maria to win this but Serena in 3!

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More important is Serena getting her 19th slam while she can, who knows what the rest of the year will bring. Plus I do favour Sharapova in the next slam in the absence of someone else putting together a great clay season, so this is really Serena's time as far as I'm concerned.
Don't get me wrong, I'm rooting for Serena to get the 19th. But I'm just wondering about the significance of this match, should she not win. To me it's just kinda insignificant… If Serena wins it's just due to the usual match-up issues; if Sharapova wins, she's just lucky to beat an old and ailing Serena, no?
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Preferably Serena winning this in two sets. I would take authoritative, but a win is a win. 19 please
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Preferably Serena winning this in two sets. I would take authoritative, but a win is a win. 19 please
No doubt. I'm fine with a first round KO or a 12 round decision just get #19.... please.
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A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
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Just watched some parts of this match




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A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
The record can indicate whatever you want it to indicate.

Serena's dominance and a clear indication that Pova doesn't have what it takes to be her.

Or...

A record so gaudy and lopsided that, just be the sheer law of averages, the odds are moving more and more in Maria's favor.

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A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
Never mind that Nadal had been out of tennis with injury for about 5-6 months and had lost to the likes of Berrer, a 34-year old qualifier ranked 122. Nadal was nowhere near his best, while Berdych played lights out.

Serena has beaten Maria for 10 straight years--it's not nonsense, it's evidence that Serena is a better player. It does not guarantee a Serena win (nothing does) but it is legitimate evidence that one player is significantly better than the other.
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Does it really matter if Sharapova wins this one? Serena is in the fall of her career and has dominated Sharapova for a decade, the peak of that domination being the 0 & 1 slaughter in the gold medal match at the London Olympics. If Sharapova wins, the storyline is just going to be that she was finally able to (or lucky to) beat an old and possibly slightly ill Serena. She can't undo a decade of domination by getting one win over Serena at this stage.
And we thought the hype and praise was over the top after her 2004 Wimbledon win If she wins this one, she'll be Saint Maria and they'd make this day a Holy Holiday. Serena knows this, so she's gonna beat Maria like she stole something (2004 Wimbledon)
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The record can indicate whatever you want it to indicate.

Serena's dominance and a clear indication that Pova doesn't have what it takes to be her.

Or...

A record so gaudy and lopsided that, just be the sheer law of averages, the odds are moving more and more in Maria's favor.
Why do people keep bringing this up about this head to head
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A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
Wrong as usual. The narrative is reminding us how dominant Serena has been. The individual can infer what it wants from that.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/31063354
Like this article from the BBC:
  • "It's been a really difficult match-up for me" said Sharapova, seeded second.
  • "The top two players in the world should provide a compelling final, but there have been some one-sided encounters since Sharapova's back-to-back wins at Wimbledon and the WTA Finals"
  • "Williams lost just three games in the 2007 Australian Open final and thrashed Sharapova 6-0 6-1 in the 2012 Olympic final."
  • "The American has won their last 15 meetings, stretching back to a dramatic semi-final in Melbourne 10 years ago"
  • "I think my game matches up well against her" said Serena.

Yeah, these are all compelling reasons why Sharapova will win

When Serena wins her 19th slam, I will quote all your delusional posts and put your moronic ass on blast. If you have a shred of self-respect, I would start deleting your delusional blabber now.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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No doubt. I'm fine with a first round KO or a 12 round decision just get #19.... please.
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