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At least she is playing better on her own serve. I hope she at least pushes Serena into a tiebreaker.
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nice return by Serena
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post #4803 of 5704 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 2013, 10:13 PM
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Ups, I stepped away for a minute and match is already over. Damn!
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that was quite ugly, but at least she avoided a complete beatdown

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I will throw the biggest party ever when this "classy lady" will announce her retirement.

Hai, Simona! Better luck in New Haven!
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Wow! only 3 winners to Serena's 26
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Perfect!!! you will most likely not be the only one
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Well, Simona tanked that match in view of US Open final
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Mine will be bigger than the ones USTA and Wimbledon will throw
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A classic match that's lost from the locker room. A better resistance in the second set though.
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That bit of thuggery Serena pulls at the net after a match? [A less than sportsmanlike handshake and a turning to block the opponent from the referee so that Serena greets her first] That can only be resolved on court, I'm afraid, by Halep's beating her on court.

And to do that, Halep has to get some practice getting a 110 mph serve back, and start getting into Serena's service games. But surely this prize-money Halep is winning can be re-invested in a hitting partner with a big serve?
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That bit of thuggery Serena pulls at the net after a match? [A less than sportsmanlike handshake and a turning to block the opponent from the referee so that Serena greets her first]
This!
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post #4813 of 5704 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 2013, 10:25 PM
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First of all losing to the world #1 is no shame especially not after having had long matches on road to a Tier I QF. It has been a successful week for her, but this was simply not a good match.

She had problems to read Serena's serve and her timing was completely off. So many shanked and misshit balls that landed shortly, it was quite ugly. Still, she just gave up somewhere in the first set which was pretty bad to see because there is no reason for her at the moment to do so. She is still far away from the best player and that should actually be enough motivation for her to try even harder in practice.
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Simona is already hated by most of tennis "fans" on twitter people are calling her a weaponless pusher had she been American she would be the next big thing...oh wait, they already have Stephens for that
That was actually my biggest fear after that first set let-down. That she would completely ruin her reputation so far with this non-showing and reputation is ruined fast for Romanian tennis player.

Cadantu receiving a double bagel by later tournament champion Sharapova at RG = worst player in Top 100, which is thankfully exposed as a joke now thanks to Alexandra's fine showings in 2013.

Even when Sorana was having her run, everyone was playing down her achievemenets.
Kvitova, Jankovic, Li all out of form and stuff.

One week later JJ is proclaimed to be back again and even hated Woz when beating Kvitova was cheered.

Simona as well never got anything gifted, not that she or I care that much, but it's exhausting to see the double standards day by day.
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I think Simona didn't believe in herself. I don't think she should care about Twitter, she just needs to win New Haven and show them who she really is.

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