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post #392 of (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 2012, 07:37 AM
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Re: Safina: Serena must play full year to be real No. 1

Had Azarenka won the U.S Open final over Serena many would consider her the best player now. Sure we would know Serena reaches higher peak levels of play, but Azarenka would have 2 slams to Serena's 1 for the year, and have beaten Serena head on to give her that edge. That would be enough for most people. However she choked trying to serve it out even against a Serena far form her best form that day, lost, and so will have to be satisfied for being the first non controversial #1 (apart from Serena) since Justine in 2007, the shot at year end #1, a major title winner, and maybe a shot at Player of the Year if she wins the WTA Championships. Anything more will need to wait for 2013.
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