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DPJ
Sep 13th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Who really knows. Personally, I think this whole US Open has been surreal. The upsets of several top seeds, a lot of whom looked like contenders to win. The Oudin drama. The untimely rain delays. The (unfortunate, weird, bizarre... pick an adjective) Serena debacle. An unranked player on the cusp of winning a major. Everything combined just seems all too weird to be, well, real. Certainly won't forget about this US Open for a long, long time...

RenaSlam.
Sep 13th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Strange U.S. Open. These happen every now and then, though.

DPJ
Sep 13th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Strange U.S. Open. These happen every now and then, though.

Ugh... Out of everyone in this forum, I would have expected YOU, renaslam, to have a little more firepower than that. Tepid response! I'm still in shock about Serena... I think I realized how much I actually really love her after all of this undeserved crap.

colt13
Sep 13th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Yes!

1. Serena's meltdown.
2. Zvonareva's meltdown.
3. End of the Lisicki/Rodionova match.
4. Every Safina match.
Plus the Oudin, Wickmayer, K. Bondarenko runs

Craig.
Sep 13th, 2009, 11:48 PM
More like WORST overall GS ever.

GoldenGophers
Sep 13th, 2009, 11:58 PM
This was seriously the worst Grand Slam I have ever witnessed.

supergrunt
Sep 13th, 2009, 11:59 PM
yeah it was weird

manu
Sep 14th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Yes!

1. Serena's meltdown.
2. Zvonareva's meltdown.
3. End of the Lisicki/Rodionova match.
4. Every Safina match.
Plus the Oudin, Wickmayer, K. Bondarenko runs
What happened there? I heard Lisicki got injured or something, right?

jfk
Sep 14th, 2009, 12:05 AM
This has been one of the best and dramatic slams on the women's side in recent memory. So very compelling with all of the things listed so far. It's gotten people talking about women's tennis again. I'd rank the stories in order of most compelling as follows:

1. Oudin's run
2. Serena's rage
3. Clijsters' comeback
4. Zvonareva's meltdown
5. All of the upsets

It would be funny if Wozniacki won, given that she's avoided all of the drama and has pushed her way through the draw unscathed and with relatively little attention.

MarieC
Sep 14th, 2009, 12:13 AM
The US Open 2009 has definitely won the weird and wacky award for the most surreal slam in recent memory.

the top 5 stories have definitely been:

Oudin's run
Serena's outburst
Clijsters comeback
Zvonareva's meltdown
The seeds falling like crazy

Renalicious
Sep 14th, 2009, 12:19 AM
Cery weird.

And Serena's outburst is most DEFINTELY the #1 story of the US Open as of now. Just crazy. :weirdo:

WonderfulLee
Sep 14th, 2009, 12:20 AM
it's better than watching Federer win over and over again!

John.
Sep 14th, 2009, 12:23 AM
It's been unpredictable that's for sure :lol:

venusallday
Sep 14th, 2009, 01:08 AM
is there a video for the Zvonareva breakdown?

I liked this US Open, and I'm a Venus fan. Usually, I'm about finished when she's out of a tourny, but Clijsters, Oudin, and Serena (not to mention double-faulting Maria) kept it quite interesting...

Best Major this year for sure!

Sir Stefwhit
Sep 14th, 2009, 01:57 AM
Yes!

1. Serena's meltdown.
2. Zvonareva's meltdown.
3. End of the Lisicki/Rodionova match.
4. Every Safina match.
Plus the Oudin, Wickmayer, K. Bondarenko runs

-Serena's meltdown.
-Zvonareva's meltdown.
-End of the Lisicki/Rodionova match.
-Every Safina match.
-Sharapova 21 double faults and surprise loss to Oudin
-The 6-0,0-6 match Kim played against Venus
-The Roddick surprise loss
-The triple 6-2 beating of Nadal
-Two unseeded players in the women's final
-Oudin's Russian slaying of Masha, Petrova, and Kuznetsova
-Sunday women's final
-Monday men's final
-No American man making it to the QFs for the very first time
-300 people watching the ladies SF (the smallest crowd in US Open history)

Strange indeed!
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cartmancop
Sep 14th, 2009, 02:08 AM
Don't forget Pam trying to get a glimpse of Michael Phelp's speedo! :lol:

DragonFlame
Sep 14th, 2009, 02:11 AM
I´m actually most stunned about the final thus far. Wozniacki is very close to stealing the first set. :speakles:

goldenlox
Sep 14th, 2009, 08:18 PM
This is the strangest I can remember. One semi has Wickmayer-Wozniacki and the other ends at match point with a foot fault call and the linesperson getting verbally abused.

Very wacky and unusual.

Monica_Rules
Sep 14th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Very strange but just what womens tennis needed right now. I think its going to kick on and get back to where it used to be. I just got a good feeling about womens tennis during cinncinnati that i've not had for a while.

Steff_forever
Sep 14th, 2009, 08:25 PM
-Serena's meltdown.
-Zvonareva's meltdown.
-End of the Lisicki/Rodionova match.
-Every Safina match.
-Sharapova 21 double faults and surprise loss to Oudin
-The 6-0,0-6 match Kim played against Venus
-The Roddick surprise loss
-The triple 6-2 beating of Nadal
-Two unseeded players in the women's final
-Oudin's Russian slaying of Masha, Petrova, and Kuznetsova ...[and Pavlyuchenkova!!!]
-Sunday women's final
-Monday men's final
-No American man making it to the QFs for the very first time
-300 people watching the ladies SF (the smallest crowd in US Open history)

Strange indeed!
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wrong, one unseeded, but a WC without ranking and 3 tourns ahead of the USO


but everything else sums it up quite well, for me a special shadow: the Lisicki drama