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tennnisfannn
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:31 PM
She has had a great summer and going thru her matches like a no. 1 should!

jonny84
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:36 PM
I would love Flavia to win the US Open, or any slam. But lets be likely here.......it would be a dream come true, and you know Kuznetsova won the US Open at a similar rank five years ago............but I'm not sure, and she will likely to face Serena in QF who I dont think she will be able to beat.

Effy
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:37 PM
of course i'd like her to win it but i really doubt it.

what makes you think she can win it though?

fish_wilson
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:38 PM
oh that would have been sweet, wouldn't it? Flavia rocks!

The Untouchable
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:40 PM
Unless she meets someone like Clijsters, Wozniacki who is a good defender, against who she just doesn't have enough offensive power and weapons, she could do it. Safina, Williams', Azarenka, Sharapova, are perfect matchups for her, as she has the game to force them into errors, and she can also throw an ocassional winner here and there.The serve can be a liability at times, also questionable how that would look against a good returner. But definitely a candidate for bigger things.

tennnisfannn
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:41 PM
of course i'd like her to win it but i really doubt it.

what makes you think she can win it though?
she has barely broken a sweat, she is moving so well, producing some incredible shots and most of all she is full of confidence. If she is serena's qf, I fear for serena coz of one quaterena babe:tape: at this rate if she gets past serena ie. if they both get that far, not even venus/kim can stop her.

Mrs. Peel
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Flavia's fabulous footwork can get her the victory. Its possible.

RenaSlam.
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:55 PM
No chance in hell.

Stevecw
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:56 PM
I hope so, just destroyed Wozniak there now 6-1, 6-1. She is playing awesome stuff :)

AcesHigh
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:58 PM
If she plays Venus in the final, yes :lol:

alwayshingis
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Don't know about that, but the potential Flavia/Serena QF is looking like it will be the most interesting one.

Fantasy Hero
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:00 PM
that will be a dream come true...but as she said: better one round at time! :lol:

is1531
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Unless she meets someone like Clijsters, Wozniacki who is a good defender, against who she just doesn't have enough offensive power and weapons, she could do it. Safina, Williams', Azarenka, Sharapova, are perfect matchups for her, as she has the game to force them into errors, and she can also throw an ocassional winner here and there.The serve can be a liability at times, also questionable how that would look against a good returner. But definitely a candidate for bigger things.

If she wants to beat Wozniacki she would need to stay away from long rallies. Shorten the rallies on Caroline and hit her with drop shots and attempt winners quickly.

Golovinjured.
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Only if Quarterena is in NYC.

Joana
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:01 PM
She's not going to play against Mirzas and Wozniaks all the way through.

sammy01
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:04 PM
yes if her opponents keep gifting her 2 or 3 UE's a game like her 3 opponents so far.

Darop.
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:06 PM
I hope so but I really doubt it

The_roof
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:08 PM
Hopefully, NO)

tea
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:11 PM
No. Surely no.

But I don't care. She gave me so many positive emotions latest months that non of my other faves combined did during the last couple of years.:D

Mrs. Dimitrova
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:19 PM
It's possible that she could reach the final, but only a few players win their first Grand Slam final, so it depends who she might be facing in the final too.

She has a great chance, considering how well she's doing so far.

Inktrailer
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:29 PM
She has a great chance, she's probably the most reliable player on tour right now.

jimbo mack
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:31 PM
barbara schett had a similar run here ten years ago dropping very few games and i remember everyone was speculating if she could go all the way...then she lost to venus in the quarters 6/4 6/3

i think the same will happen to flavia against serena, should they both get that far

markedman
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Possibly. She is playing the best tennis of her career at present. The potential match up with Serena in the QF's is the cruncher. She would really have to believe she can beat Serena. Quite a few players have had Serena on the ropes in GS but didn't believe enough and failed. It would be an interesting match up and a good match to watch.

DiscoStick
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:47 PM
No.

brent-o
Sep 4th, 2009, 06:05 PM
She's certainly playing with so much confidence right now, and there are very few players in the draw who'll take her down. That being said, I can see her getting far but not winning it.

spiritedenergy
Sep 4th, 2009, 06:46 PM
don't jinx please! even a final or SF would be amazing... Italy would go crazy for her:lol:

If she was in the top half she could have made the final... shame she's in Serena quarter, stupid rigged draw:rolleyes:

fufuqifuqishahah
Sep 4th, 2009, 06:48 PM
She's on the wrong side of the draw.

jimbo mack
Sep 4th, 2009, 06:48 PM
omg talk about jumping on the bandwagon, u lot are disillusioned!

serenus_2k8
Sep 4th, 2009, 06:53 PM
omg talk about jumping on the bandwagon, u lot are disillusioned!

:rolls: :worship:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 4th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Flavia to emulate Pannatta :bounce:

I like how it sounds

V-MAC
Sep 4th, 2009, 07:22 PM
Pity she isn't in the top half of the draw. I would really fancy her chances to make the final then but likely that Serena will take her out in the quarters:(

Edinboro
Sep 4th, 2009, 07:28 PM
You never know. I was thinking about this even before the US Open started and my gut feelings are usually correct. I dont think she can win but I can see her making the final. I think half the people here sayin hell no havent seen her play this tournament. She is a one of a kind player and her net approaches.! :O

belzebub
Sep 4th, 2009, 07:34 PM
Pennetta: can she win the USO?

:haha:

serenus_2k8
Sep 4th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Dont see her beating:

R4: Vera
QF: Serena
SF: Venus/Kim
Final: Maria/Dinara

Ferg
Sep 4th, 2009, 07:39 PM
If she was in the top half, she'd nearly be a favourite to make the final. Shes not unfortunatly, and i dont think she'll beat Serena, unless she has the match of her life. Having such a H2H vs. Vee though, she wont be afarid going into that match, and with so many quick matches she'll have a lot in the tank.

MaBaker
Sep 4th, 2009, 07:41 PM
God forbid.

Loungy
Sep 4th, 2009, 07:56 PM
No, she can't. But that's ok, because what she's done in the past few months is already great, anyway.

FORZA SARITA
Sep 4th, 2009, 08:40 PM
i'm already happy if she reaches again QF :bounce:

Mynarco
Sep 4th, 2009, 08:44 PM
It really depends how she plays against serena in QF. If she beats Serena, she wins the whole thing.

vwfan
Sep 4th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Love Flavia.

But no.:help:

Zamboni
Sep 4th, 2009, 11:37 PM
She could, but she can't.
Many players still left in the draw could win this tournament, considering how everyone is beating everyone on the WTA these days (admittedly, it would help if someone would eliminate Serena), but we all know they won't.
Flavia is one of these players:shrug: Like Francesco, I'm happy if the makes the QF again. Vera should be a lot tougher than her first 3 opponents have been, and it'll be interesting so see how she handles that.


She won't win it, no way, but of course I am dreaming about it anyway:hearts::hearts:

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 5th, 2009, 01:12 AM
No

Caralenko
Sep 5th, 2009, 01:23 AM
My bracket challenge had her hitting the final :tape: Of course, it also had her beating Ree, so :help: :eek:

edificio
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:35 AM
No. But she's having a great season. No one can take that away from her now.

mdterp01
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:36 AM
For the sake of the WTA tour...I hope not.

young_gunner913
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:36 AM
Stosur already lost so she cant face another scrub in a big final. Hell to the no.

BournemouthBoy
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:39 AM
i hope so i have money on her at 100/1 !

TheFifthAvocado
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:43 AM
She won't get past Zvonareva :lol:

Stevecw
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:46 AM
She can beat Vera for sure...but then Serena :eek: That is a big ask!
But Flavia is playing in the form of her life....this is her time to do it! :)

I reckon Flavia v Serena qf will produce winner of US Open 09!!

KournikovaFan91
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:53 AM
I hope she can, it would be great for Italian tennis and great to show the older players they can achieve stuff later in their career.

nashi
Sep 5th, 2009, 03:08 AM
It is time to end

Stevecw
Sep 5th, 2009, 03:14 AM
It is time to end
Not gonna end anytime soon!!! :) Well prob will for the chinese :)

Flavia v Serena qf....winner of that = winner of US Open:)

kman
Sep 5th, 2009, 03:34 AM
No. Caroline Wozniacki just spanked her in New Haven.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 5th, 2009, 03:49 AM
No. Caroline Wozniacki just spanked her in New Haven.

Flavia tanked the semifinal match in New Haven

Watching how the italian is playing right now , that is something as clear as water

Sean.
Sep 5th, 2009, 03:52 AM
I believe Zamboni would die of happiness if she did...:p

kman
Sep 5th, 2009, 04:05 AM
Flavia tanked the semifinal match in New Haven

Watching how the italian is playing right now , that is something as clear as water

Caroline spanked her in Båstad too a few weeks earlier. Tanked my ass. She just isn't good enough, much less good enough to win the US Open.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 5th, 2009, 04:09 AM
Caroline spanked her in Båstad too a few weeks earlier. Tanked my ass. She just isn't good enough, much less good enough to win the US Open.

Better than Wozniacki at least

One makes winners , the other pushes the ball . Huge difference

Caralenko
Sep 5th, 2009, 04:09 AM
Getting 'spanked' by Pushniacki (And I support Caro :rolleyes:) and Vera/Serena are two very different things. Just because Caroline has won their last meetings doesn't tell you jack shit about how she will play against Vera and Serena.

kman
Sep 5th, 2009, 04:10 AM
Better than Wozniacki at least

One makes winners , the other pushes the ball . Huge difference

One makes winners and loses. The other wins.

nashi
Sep 5th, 2009, 05:15 AM
Not gonna end anytime soon!!! :) Well prob will for the chinese :)

Flavia v Serena qf....winner of that = winner of US Open:)
Wake up :)
Now is Chinese time
Na Li is ture winner of US Open :hearts:

Edinboro
Sep 5th, 2009, 06:56 AM
Pfft. I beg to differ mister. ;)

Stevecw
Sep 5th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Caroline spanked her in Båstad too a few weeks earlier. Tanked my ass. She just isn't good enough, much less good enough to win the US Open.
Not to worry anyway as Sorana will end Caros run later on yet again!! :)

Fantasy Hero
Sep 5th, 2009, 08:12 AM
^:worship:

Zamboni
Sep 5th, 2009, 09:33 AM
I believe Zamboni would die of happiness if she did...:p
:lol:
I cannot even imagine how I would react:tape:
Not that I have to worry about it ;)

babuska6
Sep 5th, 2009, 12:30 PM
No. But she can make her very first grandslam semifinal in US Open.

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 5th, 2009, 12:59 PM
No. But she can make her very first grandslam semifinal in US Open.

Sure. She is so gonna beat Serena in the quarters...

thegreendestiny
Sep 5th, 2009, 01:11 PM
Can she? Objectively speaking(in a scientific way), yes, there is still probability for her to win just as everyone left in the draw can.

Will she? (which is the more important one), NO. No science (physical and paranormal) will allow that. Its against the laws of nature. :shrug:

FORZA SARITA
Sep 5th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Caroline spanked her in Båstad too a few weeks earlier. Tanked my ass. She just isn't good enough, much less good enough to win the US Open.

63 46 61 or something like this is called spanking now?:tape:
go and watch your pushniacki who can't even reach a QF in a slam :rolleyes:

Nikkiri
Sep 5th, 2009, 01:36 PM
63 46 61 or something like this is called spanking now?:tape:
go and watch your pushniacki who can't even reach a QF in a slam :rolleyes:

Well according to that poster Wozniacki murdered Dementieva with a 6-4 5-7 7-5 win. :lol:

young_gunner913
Sep 5th, 2009, 01:42 PM
Well according to that poster Wozniacki murdered Dementieva with a 6-4 5-7 7-5 win. :lol:

i thought GM moved on from boring words like "murdered" "bitchslapped" "spanked" and moved onto more exciting happenings such as "so and so stuck a chopstick in, poured soy sauce over and devoured so and so like marion to a doughnut."

FORZA SARITA
Sep 5th, 2009, 01:49 PM
Well according to that poster Wozniacki murdered Dementieva with a 6-4 5-7 7-5 win. :lol:

:o