i know she "can" prevail, if i base it on everyone else on this boards believe, that every player in any match "can and does have a chance to win it no matter what" but i grew up from da hood, and i go by the numbers, and by the players ability and performance. Serena has to much for Eleni, and everyone is all about her serve, her serve is no different than that of Lindsay Davenport, and I class hers w/ lindsay b/c Serena has a field day w/ lindsays first and second serves. Serena Venus has the best return in the game. They like the pace and power. Take for instance w/ Venus was beating up on Justine at the OZ. Pam Shriver hinted on the fact that Justine was winning more points on her second serve than on her first serve. Mary Carillo summed that philosiphy up really good. Venus and Serena practice against eachother, and they reutrn 115mph serves plus every day. So they really don't have any problem w/ the pace of first serves. A Serve is key, but against Venus and Serena you need much more than a Serve to beat them. And w/ Elenis serve "on" that doesn't me much to me and probably serena. Serena's return of serve is just too good right now. I mean she was hitting back venus' 115mph + back w/ no problem, i really don't see Eleni giving her the same amount of trouble. And another thing now that i think about it. Eleni needs to learn to spin her second serve over to Serena's backhand more, yes Serena's backhand has more margin for error than Serena's forehand, but its harder to try and hit an outright winner of the backhand for a second serve. She was directing so many of her second serves to serenas forehand. And her second serve is too short and its sits up long enough that most of the time serena was able to runaround her backhand (which she hardly ever does) and hit the forehand deep and hard. Serena brings to much power, skill, ability, she is going to take Eleni out in 2 sets. And the sets will go no further than a 6-4!
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