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

Playing Serena is much a mental game. If someone beats her in a small warm-up event, she will eat their lunch the next time they play.

If Vika wins today and Serena and Vika happen to meet in Melbourne, I will be terrified.

Feisty, vengeful Serena is an absolute nightmare to play, I would imagine.

I'll be on vacation for the next couple weeks (getting back just in time for the AO)... so I hope everyone enjoys the Autsralian season!

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I wish somebody could just tell me the result of the SF right in the face.
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Those first two matches in this tournament showed at least that Vika hasn´t lost her consistency against lower ranked players outside top10 or top20. At the moment it seems that Li Na will win in Shenzhen, Agnieszka Radswanska in Auckland, and Vika and Serena Williams will decide who wins in Brisbane. All the other top 10 players have flopped more or less, and Maria Sharapova, Nadia Petrova and Maria Kirilenko haven´t played any matches in this season yet.

About tomorrow´s semi-final it is hard to say what we should expect. If Vika won a match, it should give her extra boost in her confidence against any future matches against Serena. Tomorrow´s match should be a real test before Melbourne e.g. how Vika´s serve is working and what kind of weapons she has to stop Serena. Against easier opponents Vika usually makes great comebacks and saves breakpoints if it is necessary. Now it is about 14,5 hours to the moment when the battle on the court starts. Let´s see what happens then.
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I think Vika will win tomorrow.
Not a slam, not a PM

She has a better chance
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Can't wait for tomorrow's match. Kick some ass Vika, show'em you can resist the pressure and won't tank this year
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Watched the match against Sabine, her second serve was eaten alive, back hand was not deep enough and not many great forehand DTLs but when she made them they were good, missed some returns also. I'd say she is in a 60% form which is not good enough even to stretch Serena. So I am not looking forward to that Semifinal

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I hope Vika takes as many risks as possible tomorrow including on her second serve because Serena is always going to return a winner if Vika does one of her half hearted second serves
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Watched the match against Sabine, her second serve was eaten alive, back hand was not deep enough and not many great forehand DTLs but when she made them they were good, missed some returns also. I'd say she is in a 60% form which is not good enough even to stretch Serena. So I am not looking forward to that Semifinal
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I don't think I'll watch tomorrow. I'll just let the match pass me by.
Exactly. We've seen one Serena beatdowns too many.

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Cowards When she somehow finally beats Serena you will have missed it.
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Cowards When she somehow finally beats Serena you will have missed it.
We still have youtube
Of course we all secretly believe that Vika's going to win, but we're afraid to admit it (to not jinx)
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Cowards When she somehow finally beats Serena you will have missed it.
u know we want it so much for her to win this match, but the negative mentality jus makes it easy to cope if she loses U know I didnot even try to watch the USO final but at 3AM in the night, I checked the score and Vika was leading in the 3rd set, I ran & switched on the TV only to watch her choke it

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I don't think I'll watch tomorrow. I'll just let the match pass me by.
And this one will happen around 2-3AM PST, so not possible to watch too

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I don't think I'll watch tomorrow. I'll just let the match pass me by.
I won't watch too, but I know myself, and though I have doubts about the outcome of the match, I'm surely going to check the livescore every few minutes
Anyway, Good luck for Vika tomorrow, oh no, already today in Australia!
And for those who are going to watch - I'm with you in my thoughts
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i'll be ready to watch at 9am with a snickers. looking forward to it.

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