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This is actually a really good point. But the plus for Vika is that it does take usually a very inform hard hitting player to actually beat her (examples being Serena, Maria, to a lesser extent Cibulkova). There is yet to be a really solid gameplan that everyone can apply to her (like with Wozniacki) which shows a way to beat her everytime.

I don't think there will be an easy way to beat her either, she's too adaptable unlike Caro.
No doubt there is no simple masterplan to beat Vika, but attacking her serve makes a lot sense. It also seems more players use Vika´s own ROS tactics against her and try to return deep through the middle. Noticed a few times Vika´s footwork is not ready and she leaks short balls from there that the opponents can attack. Now just an aggressive ROS doesn´t guarantee you victory, but it is a strategy Vika needs to handle in the future and tbh, if she can develop a 20-30% better serve because of it, she´d be in great shape for the next few years.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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Is Vika injured? Vika's odds have near trebled in the space of about 30 minutes. Hundreds of thousands opposing her...
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

What?

Just so you know: I'm better than you because my fave is better than your fave. Your fave is a bitch and a shrieking BBB. Or was it pusher? Who cares. She's a classless brat anyway. But don't you dare insult my fave, idiot.
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There is seemingly an infinite supply of money willing to oppose her at crazy odds. No-one is doing that unless they know something. They better be wrong .
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Where ?? William Hill and bet 365 give 1.22.. nothing special
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Where ?? William Hill and bet 365 give 1.22.. nothing special
Go to an exchange. Bookies are always slow because they have retirement protection.

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Ok, it's time!!
GOOD LUCK, VICTORIA!!!
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There is seemingly an infinite supply of money willing to oppose her at crazy odds. No-one is doing that unless they know something. They better be wrong .
Great another Indian wells/Miami/Wimbledon moment before her match. Let hope this time it works out better. But i agree, very suspicious when the odds start to change a lot.

Good luck Vika, final in sight!
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Is Vika injured? Vika's odds have near trebled in the space of about 30 minutes. Hundreds of thousands opposing her...
1.35 seems fair. I don´t think Pennetta is a good match-up at all. She hasn´t dropped a set yet either. More likely that people feel Pennetta is a good bet at 5.0-6.0. If she drifted to 1.5, I´d be concerned.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Mouratoglou telling Pennetta to go after Vika´s serve.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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1.35 seems fair. I don´t think Pennetta is a good match-up at all. She hasn´t dropped a set yet either. More likely that people feel Pennetta is a good bet at 5.0-6.0. If she drifted to 1.5, I´d be concerned.


Its gone somewhat normal now. It's the approx £500k that out of nowhere decided it wanted to oppose her that is somewhat worrying. There are a number of theories you can take from this, but that's not normal.
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Lets gooooo Vika


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Is it really her? because one time i had a two week conversation with Kirsten Dunst, before i realised she was a fake one
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No doubt there is no simple masterplan to beat Vika, but attacking her serve makes a lot sense. It also seems more players use Vika´s own ROS tactics against her and try to return deep through the middle. Noticed a few times Vika´s footwork is not ready and she leaks short balls from there that the opponents can attack. Now just an aggressive ROS doesn´t guarantee you victory, but it is a strategy Vika needs to handle in the future and tbh, if she can develop a 20-30% better serve because of it, she´d be in great shape for the next few years.
I'd love to see Vika play her cloned self to see if either can hold serve in the match


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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Wow, couldn't see the match so no idea about quality. But another grand slam final!! Very happy!
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That was nice of Pennetta to reduce herself to playing like Cornet. She was far too passive. In the 2nd set she also appeared to tire, so not sure what the gameplan was there. Whenever she was down she actually showed how she could have done her damage. As for Vika, waste of time to talk about the serve. I was positively surprised that she can actually open the racquet head and hit forehands with an outward trajectory to the backhand of her opponent. That´s a shot that has sorely been lacking. Bad timing on the volleys. Always stuck in no woman´s land.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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