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Direwolf
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:26 PM
You heard it hear first

muniu
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:26 PM
:oh:

VIKA?
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:27 PM
Jinx.

Jane Lane
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:29 PM
The jinx threads have gotta stop. :lol:

Miracle Worker
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:31 PM
I totally agree. She will win US Open 3 months after Dulgheru's title in French Open.

saul1333
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:31 PM
Hmmm :o

joćo.
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:35 PM
Get it Vika :cheer:

moby
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:42 PM
I don't see Azarenka winning a slam on a fast high-bouncing hardcourt. She needs time to set up and time her loopy shots, and doesn't have the strength to be decisive on quick high balls. Speed of court also makes it difficult for her to impose her underpowered grinding game - she's not all that fast of a mover either. The strength of her game - her return - is neutralised on the US courts, while her weakness - the serve - is magnified.

Wozniacki has a much better shot. Bounce of the court helps out her higher rally shots, speed of court allows her to be that bit more aggressive.

Vee Williams
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:44 PM
this statement is a bit premature. if she had just won a second straight US hard-court summer event, then some might believe it, but at this point this remains a thread that few will take seriously

danieln1
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:53 PM
It“s going to be bumped for sure

Sammo
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:55 PM
hahaha no

Beny
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:55 PM
Too early :o

But if we moved in time atm right to US Open, currently, she would win it :D

Kairi
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:57 PM
soooooooooooooo....ummm where is serena gonna be during Vika's pre-ordained 1st USO gs?

Setsuna.
Apr 2nd, 2011, 11:03 PM
mmmmmmm....





























































NO. Next.

Vikapower
Apr 2nd, 2011, 11:32 PM
If the US Open was to be played in 5 days then why not... until then... this is a desperate jixing attempt. :lol:

Vikapower
Apr 2nd, 2011, 11:33 PM
If the US Open was to be played in 5 days then why not... until then... this is a desperate jixing attempt. :lol:

eck
Apr 2nd, 2011, 11:41 PM
*bookmarks this thread*

Break My Rapture
Apr 2nd, 2011, 11:49 PM
Not another one for the USO. :hysteric:

Please don't get a concussion in the gym before R2, Vika.

LindsayRulz
Apr 2nd, 2011, 11:57 PM
USO is the only slam she hasn't reached the QFs yet so that would be surprising. IMO she has a better shot at AO than USO since she seems to prefer slower hard courts over faster hard courts. :p

Mary Cherry.
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:01 AM
soooooooooooooo....ummm where is serena gonna be during Vika's pre-ordained 1st USO gs?

Karaoke bar.

debby
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:06 AM
I don't see Azarenka winning a slam on a fast high-bouncing hardcourt. She needs time to set up and time her loopy shots, and doesn't have the strength to be decisive on quick high balls. Speed of court also makes it difficult for her to impose her underpowered grinding game - she's not all that fast of a mover either. The strength of her game - her return - is neutralised on the US courts, while her weakness - the serve - is magnified.

Wozniacki has a much better shot. Bounce of the court helps out her higher rally shots, speed of court allows her to be that bit more aggressive.

I think that actually her best shot is RG.

fede33
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:12 AM
no lo creo, a lo sumo llegara a QF ...

!VamosRafa!
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:18 AM
Is it the USO already?:confused:
I thought she won Miami:rolleyes:

DownInAHole
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:24 AM
Maybe, but I think it's very premature to be making such predictions. Let's wait and see how she does in Cincinnati and Toronto.

Temperenka
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:25 AM
Jinx thread :o

moby
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:26 AM
I think that actually her best shot is RG.Her best shot is obviously AO. She just needs to make sure she doesn't run into an in-form shotmaker.

KV
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:30 AM
Congrats Vika, though I'd rather wanted Masha to win.the Miami title But when on you deserve it Vika :) ,I woudn't mind if Vika wins the US-Open on one day.

debby
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:34 AM
Her best shot is obviously AO. She just needs to make sure she doesn't run into an in-form shotmaker.

Well, I think the heat is always going to get the best of her... At RG, it is not that hot... she knows how to play on clay, she just needs to focus on the ball.
Henin gone, Serena not playing RG, Stosur MIA, Venus MIA, Sharapova beaten on purple clay, Ivanovic likely to return in a huge slump because of Clijsters, Clijsters has not played on clay for a few matchs since 2006, Schiavone may crumble under the pressure of a defending champion, Kuznetsova is Kuznetsova...

Remains Wozniacki and Jankovic. But Jankovic... :o

tkutsaar
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:40 AM
You heard it hear first

And nowhere else.

Sharapovian
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:41 AM
US Open is still a while away :lol:

gorecki
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:52 AM
You heard it hear first
I didn't hear a thing. :bigwave: :lol:

You and BepaMaria really should be locked in a room blasted with VikaMasha squalling on repeat. :oh:

Smitten
Apr 3rd, 2011, 01:03 AM
:lol: The Azarenka hype is starting. She is not winning anyone's slam.

I don't see Azarenka winning a slam on a fast high-bouncing hardcourt. She needs time to set up and time her loopy shots, and doesn't have the strength to be decisive on quick high balls. Speed of court also makes it difficult for her to impose her underpowered grinding game - she's not all that fast of a mover either. The strength of her game - her return - is neutralised on the US courts, while her weakness - the serve - is magnified.

Wozniacki has a much better shot. Bounce of the court helps out her higher rally shots, speed of court allows her to be that bit more aggressive.

Azarenka does best on medium to slow hardcourts because it helps mitigate everyone else from overpowering her. She would get eaten up by certain players on DecoTurf. Her movement is not capable of withstanding high-pace rallies on a surface that quick.

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Here even an undeveloped Karolina beats her in straights when Azarenka was seen at the time as a better player and had better results.

moby
Apr 3rd, 2011, 02:23 AM
:lol: The Azarenka hype is starting. She is not winning anyone's slam.It's hard to call someone a legit slam contender if their slam record is worse than Radwanska's.

Polikarpov
Apr 3rd, 2011, 03:30 AM
It's hard to call someone a legit slam contender if their slam record is worse than Radwanska's.

:happy:

Shadowcat
Apr 3rd, 2011, 03:55 AM
NO! Not another jinx thread...:eek:

hingisGOAT
Apr 3rd, 2011, 03:57 AM
Wouldn't that be the damn day :help: A miserable, screeching, one-dimensional ball basher hasn't won a slam since 2008 -- and I hope it stays that way :lol:

BepaMaria
Apr 3rd, 2011, 05:41 AM
http://i46.tinypic.com/4kcg1z.gif

new-york
Apr 3rd, 2011, 06:29 AM
Too Fast and Too Furious.

Shivank17
Apr 3rd, 2011, 07:11 AM
She may win a Slam,but not so soon I guess.
She will take another one or two years,or if US Open is held at Miami,then she may win it anytime. :o :p

rimon
Apr 3rd, 2011, 07:16 AM
Not if Kim, Venus and Serena play. They will only lose to each other.

tea
Apr 3rd, 2011, 07:24 AM
I do not know guys if you have been informed but the US Open 2011 title is already not vacant and has been distributed.:p

Corswandt
Apr 3rd, 2011, 03:40 PM
The effectiveness of Azarenka's turbo grinding is nothing short of astonishing considering what she's working with - below average footspeed, average ballstriking skills [stellar by Generation Suck standards, granted, but I'm not yet willing to lower my own standards to such an extent], no serve and a shit FH.

It really shows you that talent isn't everything - what matters is what you make of it. And Azarenka plays at 90%+ of her limited abilities as a matter of course.

She isn't even playing that differently from the way she was playing earlier this season - at the later rounds in Miami, she was just taking the ball a bit earlier, and hitting it a bit deeper, and that alone made a world of difference.

And it's the sort of game that works on every surface, now that the differences between all of them have been brought down to a minimum. It's much the same game Djokovic or David Ferrer play.

Corswandt
Apr 3rd, 2011, 03:43 PM
I don't see Azarenka winning a slam on a fast high-bouncing hardcourt. She needs time to set up and time her loopy shots, and doesn't have the strength to be decisive on quick high balls. Speed of court also makes it difficult for her to impose her underpowered grinding game - she's not all that fast of a mover either. The strength of her game - her return - is neutralised on the US courts, while her weakness - the serve - is magnified.

Wozniacki has a much better shot. Bounce of the court helps out her higher rally shots, speed of court allows her to be that bit more aggressive.

I don't see Azarenka winning a Slam period, but that has little to do with the playing surfaces. She won Stanford last year, and Stanford is probably the fastest outdoor hardcourt in the calendar right now. Like I said, Azarenka plays a generic baseline game that works well on all surfaces.

Apoleb
Apr 3rd, 2011, 05:20 PM
There's no reason to be so dismissive of Azarenka's slam chances. I think people are still imagining that her competition will always be the WS, or Kim. If she can win 6 straight matches in Miami twice in her career with a second that included an easy dismantling of Sharapova, Zvonareva and out of form Kim, she can do it in a slam.

She already had two decent showing on the AO before GOATrena stopped her, and also a very good showing against Safina (at her peak) in RG before falling off mentally.

Of course there's always the likelihood of her getting into a slump, but I'm assuming she'll keep this kind of form (in and out) for some time.

Hurley
Apr 3rd, 2011, 05:31 PM
You heard it hear first

Just like the last time she won Miami :cheer:

Ryusuke Tenma
Apr 3rd, 2011, 05:47 PM
Azarenka won't beat Wozniacki...

Smitten
Apr 3rd, 2011, 09:44 PM
There's no reason to be so dismissive of Azarenka's slam chances. I think people are still imagining that her competition will always be the WS, or Kim. If she can win 6 straight matches in Miami twice in her career with a second that included an easy dismantling of Sharapova, Zvonareva and out of form Kim, she can do it in a slam.

She already had two decent showing on the AO before GOATrena stopped her, and also a very good showing against Safina (at her peak) in RG before falling off mentally.

Of course there's always the likelihood of her getting into a slump, but I'm assuming she'll keep this kind of form (in and out) for some time.

So who do you think Azarenka could beat right now to win a slam if asked if they're playing at a decent level?

Apoleb
Apr 3rd, 2011, 10:06 PM
So who do you think Azarenka could beat right now to win a slam if asked if they're playing at a decent level?

The ones she beat this time around bar Kim?

The draw she got is not unlikely in a slam at all. And this is Maria's usual level. You can tell she wanted Miami badly and was desperate for the win, and still got her ass handed to her in two straight sets 1 and 4. She was also beaten at the fastest hard courts last year by Azarenka.

Miami is the closest you'll get to a slam. So yeah, I really don't get those "she'll never win a slam!!".

pav
Apr 3rd, 2011, 11:15 PM
There's no reason to be so dismissive of Azarenka's slam chances. I think people are still imagining that her competition will always be the WS, or Kim. If she can win 6 straight matches in Miami twice in her career with a second that included an easy dismantling of Sharapova, Zvonareva and out of form Kim, she can do it in a slam.

She already had two decent showing on the AO before GOATrena stopped her, and also a very good showing against Safina (at her peak) in RG before falling off mentally.

Of course there's always the likelihood of her getting into a slump, but I'm assuming she'll keep this kind of form (in and out) for some time.
I love the way you have her beating up Shara and Zvon. but had to make an excuse for perfect Kim by adding the out of form prefix:)

ReboundAce
Apr 3rd, 2011, 11:19 PM
I don't see Azarenka winning a slam on a fast high-bouncing hardcourt. She needs time to set up and time her loopy shots, and doesn't have the strength to be decisive on quick high balls. Speed of court also makes it difficult for her to impose her underpowered grinding game - she's not all that fast of a mover either. The strength of her game - her return - is neutralised on the US courts, while her weakness - the serve - is magnified.

Wozniacki has a much better shot. Bounce of the court helps out her higher rally shots, speed of court allows her to be that bit more aggressive.

:worship: absof***inglutely i guess clay suits her game more

MBM
Apr 3rd, 2011, 11:20 PM
I totally agree. She will win US Open 3 months after Dulgheru's title in French Open.

If Dulgheru won the French, I would never be off tennisforum!!

ReboundAce
Apr 3rd, 2011, 11:33 PM
There's no reason to be so dismissive of Azarenka's slam chances. I think people are still imagining that her competition will always be the WS, or Kim. If she can win 6 straight matches in Miami twice in her career with a second that included an easy dismantling of Sharapova, Zvonareva and out of form Kim, she can do it in a slam.

She already had two decent showing on the AO before GOATrena stopped her, and also a very good showing against Safina (at her peak) in RG before falling off mentally.

Of course there's always the likelihood of her getting into a slump, but I'm assuming she'll keep this kind of form (in and out) for some time.

Can someine post a link from the azarenka-safina match at french open i cannot find it anywhere,tnx

shoparound
Apr 4th, 2011, 04:09 AM
The legend of Madusah resides in the US Open so I think not