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vogus
Sep 3rd, 2004, 07:03 AM
Golovin is by far the most potentially dangerous 3rd round opponent Serena could have drawn. Will it be a rerun of the Wimbie schooling, or did Tati learn her lesson well and is coming back ready this time? Tune in tonight for the answer...

VW#1
Sep 3rd, 2004, 07:06 AM
If the Serena that showed up against Lee Waters then by all means yes it could be an interesting match. I still think that Serena's knee is not hundred percent and if she allows Golovin to run her around or once she gets to a big babe where she'll need her defense then things will get very interesting. But I think Serena moves on in straight sets, but at this US Open where the top players have been challeneged you never know.

GoldenSlam
Sep 3rd, 2004, 07:09 AM
No, she is not. She is just no match. But that's the interesting part, because there are so many players who are no match and still make it close. It's all about the attitudes:). Tatiana I believe wants to be a star, and this may well be the match that can make her one.

MaSharapovaFan
Sep 3rd, 2004, 07:12 AM
Golovin is by far the most potentially dangerous 3rd round opponent Serena could have drawn. Will it be a rerun of the Wimbie schooling, or did Tati learn her lesson well and is coming back ready this time? Tune in tonight for the answer...
No. Bovina and Pierce are much more dangerous matchups for Serena.

Serena will crush Tati again.

Volcana
Sep 3rd, 2004, 07:15 AM
Yes.

harloo
Sep 3rd, 2004, 07:40 AM
No and Yes.

No because if Serena is playing her A game she should beat Tati easily.

Yes, because Serena is not playing her A game. I say she's at about a C+ now. She has movement problems because of her knee injury, and lack of match play. So if this is the round that she may be upset early, this will be it.

Hopefully she comes out and demolishes Golovin and make a statement to the other girls that she is ready to take the title.

Greenout
Sep 3rd, 2004, 07:44 AM
It depends. I heard Golovins outfit at the US OPEN has been making
teenage boys swoon.

Lemonskin.
Sep 3rd, 2004, 08:37 AM
Not yet.

flyingmachine
Sep 3rd, 2004, 08:53 AM
It depends. I heard Golovins outfit at the US OPEN has been making
teenage boys swoon.
:rolls: You mean like the one at Wimblendom. Golovin has a good varity game but I'm still don't think she is mentally ready for that. Even if Serena is not playing her A game you still need to be mentally tough to beat her. So not yet.

Greenout
Sep 3rd, 2004, 08:58 AM
:rolls: You mean like the one at Wimblendom. Golovin has a good varity game but I'm still don't think she is mentally ready for that. Even if Serena is not playing her A game you still need to be mentally tough to beat her. So not yet.


What? We're talking about tennis? Oh. I thought it was the "threat"
to who can pass off the most un-tennis outfit in a grand slam game. ;)

SerialKiller#69
Sep 3rd, 2004, 11:47 AM
Tati will soon be teaching Serena a thing or two about tennis.

6-2 7-5 Golovin.:bounce:

Lemonskin.
Sep 3rd, 2004, 11:48 AM
Hope so!

Greenout
Sep 3rd, 2004, 12:19 PM
Tati will soon be teaching Serena a thing or two about tennis.

6-2 7-5 Golovin.:bounce:


Your bold. ;)

beauty_is_pink
Sep 3rd, 2004, 12:29 PM
oh i will be tuning in tonight for sure!

allez Tati!!!

bandabou
Sep 3rd, 2004, 12:55 PM
Depends....if Tatiana has found a serve, then yeah...she might make things interesting. I recall at Wimbledon she only held serve once or twice...that wonīt cut it.

Tennisfan-Mtl
Sep 3rd, 2004, 12:57 PM
Serena 6-4, 6-3.......;)

deminator
Sep 3rd, 2004, 12:58 PM
everybody could be a threat! if Tati plays well and Serena doesnt ,well it will be over
for Serena,u can never underestimate your oppo,just ask Myskina about that,so Serena
will have play well, but I suspect she will and will prevail in straight sets,mind u, then again Hmmmmmmm ah well let wait and see!

SWP
Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:00 PM
Just cos Golovin got demolished at wimbledon by Serena doesn't mean she doesn't have a chance now. I mean Maria destroyed Serena in the final, that doesn't mean Serena will get trashed again if they were to play here.

I think Golovin has to be on top of her game to stand a chance to beat Serena!

bandabou
Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:33 PM
Just cos Golovin got demolished at wimbledon by Serena doesn't mean she doesn't have a chance now. I mean Maria destroyed Serena in the final, that doesn't mean Serena will get trashed again if they were to play here.

I think Golovin has to be on top of her game to stand a chance to beat Serena!


Where did anybody say that?! But fact is that for Tatiana to have a chance she has to serve better than she did at wimbledon....simple.You canīt beat Serena if you donīt serve well.

Truthwillout
Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:39 PM
Although I suck at prediction-making I don't think Tati's yet ready to down so powerful and experienced a player as Serena. I'd say two straight sets for the American champ. So far, Serena, Venus and Davenport have been the only potential finalists to win all their matches in two clean sets.

Fantastic
Sep 3rd, 2004, 02:36 PM
Let's just say that if I was a betting man, I would not bet against Serena Williams. If I wanted to take a risk, then Tatiana Golovin is where the money's at. I think with more time, Tatiana could certainly trouble Serena and maybe even beat her someday, but tonight I think Serena should get through. Has Tatiana ever played under lights before? That could also be a factor, apart from Serena's lethal serves. I'd like to see Tatiana improve upon the match she played against Serena at Wimbledon. If she can somehow beat her, then even better.

bandabou
Sep 3rd, 2004, 02:39 PM
Should be a good match. Nice challenge for serena, but when all is said and done: babygirl will prevail.

Fantastic
Sep 3rd, 2004, 02:40 PM
When it comes down to experience versus youth, I'd say it doesn't really matter so much anymore. You only have to look at how Anna Chakvetadze took apart Anastasia Myskina to see that experience counts for nothing when you've got a free-swinging shoulder and nothing to lose. Still, the calibre of Serena is strong. But is the will of Tatiana even stronger?

thelittlestelf
Sep 3rd, 2004, 02:44 PM
I guess if Golovin isn't nervous she'll be a threat, but if she is Serena will spank her like she did at Wimby.

bandabou
Sep 3rd, 2004, 02:45 PM
Myskinaīs game is more suspectible to upsets, because she doesnīt have a definitive weapon...her game is more about moving people around, run balls down, more mental. If she is not willing to run, then she CAN be beaten.

But Serena has something to fall back to: her serve...if her serveīs working, then itīs gonna be tough for most people to beat her. We will see...this tournament seems to be the one of the unexpected. Hopefully Serena, will be aware of that......and is gonna be ready to keep her march.

Crazy_Fool
Sep 3rd, 2004, 02:46 PM
Possibly if she plays at the top of her game and isn't nervous. Even saying that I think Serena will win in straight sets.

Experimentee
Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:01 PM
It depends on how Serena plays. If Serena is playing bad and having an off day then Golovin is a threat. But if Serena is playing well, Golovin just doesnt have the weapons to challenge her.

Pureracket
Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:46 PM
I'm an HUGE Serena fan, but with every match, I'm waiting for everything to unravel. I have studied her game for a long time. She's not moving as well and has actually gained a little weight from lack of training time.

She's always had power, but when she's in shape, she uses her finesse shots much more in order to set up a grueling match. If Tati doesn't give her problems, her next round opponents will.

(Methinks that Serena is anxious for this USOpen to be over and is going to put her all into the offseason heading into the Aussie. I fully expect her to skip the Championships too).

bandabou
Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:56 PM
I'm an HUGE Serena fan, but with every match, I'm waiting for everything to unravel. I have studied her game for a long time. She's not moving as well and has actually gained a little weight from lack of training time.

She's always had power, but when she's in shape, she uses her finesse shots much more in order to set up a grueling match. If Tati doesn't give her problems, her next round opponents will.

(Methinks that Serena is anxious for this USOpen to be over and is going to put her all into the offseason heading into the Aussie. I fully expect her to skip the Championships too).


:confused: I donīt think Serena looks fat?!

sartrista7
Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:03 PM
Serena's by no means fat, but she's not as fit as she was at her peak. I've never seen her look visibly tired as often as I have this year. Fitness and weight aren't necessarily linked.

That said, I don't think Tati's ready unfortunately... put it this way, if Tati couldn't beat Capriati in New Haven - and Capriati is in much worse form than Serena right now, and an inferior player anyway - she won't beat Serena tonight.

englishjenfan
Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:07 PM
It all depends on how Serena plays and how Golovins attitude is!

bandabou
Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:09 PM
Serena's by no means fat, but she's not as fit as she was at her peak. I've never seen her look visibly tired as often as I have this year. Fitness and weight aren't necessarily linked.

That said, I don't think Tati's ready unfortunately... put it this way, if Tati couldn't beat Capriati in New Haven - and Capriati is in much worse form than Serena right now, and an inferior player anyway - she won't beat Serena tonight.

Aaah....o.k.

SWP
Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:12 PM
The big problem is that Serena actually thinks she's good looking :tape:

WF4EVER
Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:12 PM
Who said Serena was fat???? "Gaining a little weight" is not "fat".

I agree with pureracket, tho, that Serena is not moving well. her footwork is not as it should be and she's not getting enough time to strike the ball the way she wants to.

Yes, to the original question. Everyone is a threat, but I don't honestly think Tatiana will beat Serena. Stringing enough points together to win a game is a lot different from winning one or two points in a game.

NTL, anything can happen; after all, this is tennis.

martirogi
Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:21 PM
ANything is possible, and they don't call Golovin the ice coldest for nothing.

SzavayFi
Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:23 PM
i do not think that Golovin is gonna be a threat to serena, but Hantuchova or Schnyder definately is.

sartrista7
Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:25 PM
Uhhhh, Golovin is ten times the threat that Hantuchova is. Schnyder... ehh, probably not on hard courts, but if she's not being grumpy she can beat anyone.

Mrs. Peel
Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:28 PM
The big problem is that Serena actually thinks she's good looking :tape:
:rolleyes: What is she supposed to think? That she is ugly? :rolleyes: Ugh...some people

SWP
Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:37 PM
:rolleyes: What is she supposed to think? That she is ugly? :rolleyes: Ugh...some people

She should try and avoid commenting on her physical appearance cos its just embarrasing. :lol:

*kaz*
Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:38 PM
Golovin isn't in the same league as Serena. Maybe in a couple of years time.