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post #5001 of (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 07:17 AM
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Re: Womens Tennis in General

I'm so happy that this is not going to be another slam where Serena just destroys the competition. I'm not happy that she was unable to compete at her best but she is fairly old (for a tennis player) and these kinds of injury problems are only going to become more common. It's easy to just assume that she is going to win everything but I think this loss really underscores how phenomenal she was last summer/fall. Winning Wimbledon, Olympic Gold, the U.S. Open and the YEC? That is an incredibly impressive run and most players would be thrilled to end their careers having won any one of those tournaments.

As far as who is left, well, any one of them could win. Sloane is obviously the least likely and I'm not sure how she would handle being in a slam final. For that reason I hope that she doesn't make it. We have seen quite a few Vika/Maria matches over the last two years so I guess I am hoping for Vika/Na. I don'rt recall seeing them play each other before and as far as slam finals go they are kind of similar in terms of experience. Not having a dog in the fight the thing that I am most hopeful for is a competitive three set match. I definitely do not want a repeat of the 2012 final!

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