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Morrissey
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:55 PM
The media are clear that the two favourites to win the US OPEN are Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. However, what if Serena and Sharapova are in the same side of the draw or could meet early? Does anyone think another player can win the whole event? Unpredictable things tend to happen on the WTA. Nobody thought Li Na was going to win the French Open but she did. Kvitova was considered a contender but was she a real favourite to win Wimbledon?

Where is Serena going to be seeded? Can the USTA bend the rules and give Serena a higher seeding like they did for Monica Seles in 1995? Serena's been off the tour for a year couldn't she get a special seeding?

@little levity
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:03 PM
I keep trying to kid myself they won't but, for some reason I just keep coming back to one of them.

@little levity
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:19 PM
Well, we've had Vera Zvonareva, Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Mary Pierce and Elena Dementieva in 6 of the last 7 years finals. So, I'm kind of thinking we'll get a player who's won at least 3+ slams in the final playing, either a player making her debut or a player who has won a slam or at least been to the final of 1+, am I making any sense? :lol:

Anyway, it's usually a sr8 sets win for someone, whens the last time we had a 3 set final? Must be nearly 20 years ago?

tennisbum79
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:25 PM
Look, Maria has not been that impressive.

In my opinion, the chance of winning should be ranked like this


SERENA
...
...


Li Na
Kvitova
Azarenka
Maria
Vera
Caro
Aga


Venus (unknown quantity)



If I had to create a thread like this one, I will only use Serena in the title

Patrick345
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:25 PM
If Serena doesnŽt win YES
Serena out, Sharapova doesnŽt win NO

Sharapova just went three sets with Zvonareva and Jankovic. Kvitova, Petkovic and Na Li have already beaten her at Slams this year. Radwanska did anything in her power, not to beat Maria at the French Open. Azarenka beat her in the big Miami final. Last time I saw Venus play elite tennis was last years US Open, and Sharapova ainŽt as good as Clijsters at the USO. Literally the only top 15 player, that would shock me, if she beat Maria was Stosur and only Rory knows what the Woz is up to. :tape:

SharapovaŽs low odds are a combination of her name, her great consistency this year and her Slam champion status, that gives her a little mental edge, but IŽd say on a match by match basis, she is just as vulnerable as all the other top players, except for Serena.

18majors
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:26 PM
Yes.

@little levity
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:30 PM
Look, Maria has not been that impressive.

In my opinion, the chance of winning should be ranked like this


SERENA
...
...


Li Na
Kvitova
Azarenka
Maria
Vera
Caro
Aga


Venus (unknown quantity)



If I had to create a thread like this one, I will only use Serena in the title

Kirilenko 5th on the list? You're kidding, right?

Patrick345
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:33 PM
Kirilenko 5th on the list? You're kidding, right?

Dud, itŽs Maria Camerin.

Linguae^
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:33 PM
I would be. Then, it would be probably Venus. :lol:

tennisbum79
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:36 PM
Kirilenko 5th on the list? You're kidding, right?
No, that is the American Maria, not the Russian one.:)

I just wanted to remove her form the thread title, not from contention!:)

Excelscior
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:38 PM
Well, we know how well the Media favorites worked out for the French Open and Wimbledon. Right?

Yes. I would be very surprised if either one of them won, especially Sharapova.

PS: Kvitova was one of the top 4-6 betting favorites from the very start of the tournament (including Clijsters and Venus), as a virtual unknown and a defending semi-finalist.

Of course she was a serious contender (whether the media chose to put her matches on Television or not).

Just like in this tournament, she started off as a tie with Serena as a 3:1 betting favorite, and now she dropped to 4th position as a 14:1 betting favorite. So if she wins, they gonna pretend it's a shock again (especially as her odds would increase with good play)? Lol

@little levity
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:39 PM
No, that is the American Maria, not the Russian on.:)

I just wanted to remove her form the thread title, not from contention!:)

You have her pic stuck on your dartbaord, don't ya? :);)

tripwires
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:39 PM
I would be surprised if Sharapova won. :lol: That is, pleasantly and joyfully surprised.

Volcana
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:41 PM
The media are clear that the two favourites to win the US OPEN are Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams.Anybody in the media who thinks Sharapova is a favorite hasn't been watching her play. I'd be shocked if Sharapova wins the USOpen. the commentators themselves said in last week's final that she wasn't playing the kind of tennis that wins the USOpen. And Sharapova was winning.


As for being shocked if anyone other than Serena wins, Zvonareva was the finalist last year, so that'd be no shock, Li Na would be no surprise, she's made a hard court slam final, and won a slam, Azarenka has the physical skills, Kuznetsova does have two slam singles titles already. She could play above her level a third time. And Kvitova could be ready to do the WB-US double.


Serena isn't a lock.


And, while I discount Sharapova, she COULD have a flashback to her 2006 level, and there are certain players on the tour who really can't generate enough pace to exploit Sharapova's lack of movement. The right draw (NOT a soft draw, just the right one) and she could win it.

Oh yeah, and whatshername? The world #1. #1 ranked players HAVE won slams before. In fact, it was commonplace, once a upon a time.

chuvack
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:43 PM
I'll be very surprised if anyone other than Vika wins it.

(cough, cough)

aselto
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:44 PM
Sharapova isn't going to win this, she got a cupcake draw in Cincinatti but it doesn't make her favorite for USO. Serena is the favorite, yes, but even she can have a worse day so anything can happen at USO.

Adrian.
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:45 PM
No :shrug:

fifty-fifty
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:48 PM
I'd be surprised if Sharapova wins

Excelscior
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:49 PM
To the original Poster:

PS: The media doesn't really believe Sharapova can win these Majors. She's just part of the marketing campaign or their wish list.

It's just like the finals at Wimbledon. By the time they played that game, all the ESPN announcers conceded that Kvitova was clearly the better player, and they would only give Maria a chance, based off of experience, if at all.

So what happens? Kvitova wins, and the mainstream media still calls it an upset. Yeah. Right!? Lol.

Sharapova, also got steam rolled by Li Na. I guess if she's lucky enough, and the draw falls perfectly for her, maybe she'll win a major sometime? But so much needs to happen for her, in a major, with her kind of game, and up and down play game to game, match to match.

She better pray she don't see Serena, Li Na, Kvitova (or even Vika and Wozniaki), 3 people who know how to stand up to her on the court.

Fighterpova
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:56 PM
I would be quite surprised if Maria won it :shrug:

BepaMaria
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:33 PM
Well they are obviously the favourites, but they are not really heavy favourites like Clijsters last year or Henin in 2007. There are many people who can pose a problem and take them out on a good day, so I really wouldn't be surprised if they do not win the title. This has got to be one of the most open USOs in many many years.

Sharapova for example can lose to Voskoboeva:o and as for Serena, I'm still doubtful of whether her body is fit enough to endure 7 matches to take the title after seeing what happened in Cincy. Really it's perfectly normal for a Zvonareva, Venus, Schiavone, Kvitova or Li to take the title. What would really surprise me though is if Pushniacki wins:facepalm:

PLP
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:35 PM
Sharapova isn't going to win this, she got a cupcake draw in Cincinatti but it doesn't make her favorite for USO. Serena is the favorite, yes, but even she can have a worse day so anything can happen at USO.


We'll see. :angel:

TBH, I would love it if Maria or Serena won, they both have the desire and are playing well(ish).
:shrug:
Does anybody else want it more? If they do, they will have a chance to prove it.

SAEKeithSerena
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:44 PM
Serena will win this. Mark my words.

Gdsimmons
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:54 PM
I would be incredibly shocked if Serena did not take the title *knock on wood. Like dumbfounded. Not so much for Maria.

John.
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:57 PM
Serena - Yes

Maria - No. Still not convinced she's in GS winning form :shrug:

ZODIAC
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:58 PM
Sharapova will not win the USA Open....not happening.Serena is playing well and is healthy and if she is not cheated on by the USTA she will win.

@little levity
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:05 PM
Last players to complete the USO/Rogers cup double.

Justine Henin 2007

Kim Clijsters 2005

Justine Henin 2003

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1994

hablo
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:11 PM
I can't see Sharpie winning. Her tennis hasn't been that convincing. Look how many times she got angry at herself vs Jankovic during Cincinnati final. That is not Sharpie-like and screams insecurities at her own game.

Her loss at the Rogers Cup also was pretty indicative of her form.

As for Serena: she can will herself to win slams even when she was not at her fittest. :lol::mad:

Honestly, a surprise winner is not out of the question. As a fan of tennis, that would be quite entertaining to see. I like this chaotic WTA. You never know what you're going to get!! :p

I wouldn't mind Venus winning it all. I want her to stick around for the Olympics, since it's on grass! :devil:

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:11 PM
I think there are too many players that could beat Sharapova, so she would need a draw that consists of Stosur, Petrova, Hantuchova, Zvonareva, etc... Girls that are pretty much her bitch.

But if she runs into Venus, Li Na, Azarenka, Wozniacki, Serena or someone like Dulko when they are on, forget it! I think she would beat Kvitova on hard courts though.

Excelscior
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:16 PM
I think there are too many players that could beat Sharapova, so she would need a draw that consists of Stosur, Petrova, Hantuchova, Zvonareva, etc... Girls that are pretty much her bitch.

But if she runs into Venus, Li Na, Azarenka, Wozniacki, Serena or someone like Dulko when they are on, forget it! I think she would beat Kvitova on hard courts though.

If Kvitova made it that far/deep into the Open, on a fast US hardcourt, I hardly doubt that.

Sharapova would be toast!

You gotta get Kvitova early (which somebody may) in these tournaments, unless she was playing up and down, while advancing, to begin with.

Plus, if Kvitova is serving well, I don't see how Sharapova would deal with her excellent serve, and return game, compared to Sharapova's excellent return (which Kvitova handled at Wimby), and suspect Serve game.

ZODIAC
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:20 PM
for pova to win they will give her Petrova,Vera,Jankovic,Jovanoski,Petkovic,Peng or Goerges

moby
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:23 PM
Anybody in the media who thinks Sharapova is a favorite hasn't been watching her play. I'd be shocked if Sharapova wins the USOpen. the commentators themselves said in last week's final that she wasn't playing the kind of tennis that wins the USOpen. And Sharapova was winning.


As for being shocked if anyone other than Serena wins, Zvonareva was the finalist last year, so that'd be no shock, Li Na would be no surprise, she's made a hard court slam final, and won a slam, Azarenka has the physical skills, Kuznetsova does have two slam singles titles already. She could play above her level a third time. And Kvitova could be ready to do the WB-US double.


Serena isn't a lock.


And, while I discount Sharapova, she COULD have a flashback to her 2006 level, and there are certain players on the tour who really can't generate enough pace to exploit Sharapova's lack of movement. The right draw (NOT a soft draw, just the right one) and she could win it.

Oh yeah, and whatshername? The world #1. #1 ranked players HAVE won slams before. In fact, it was commonplace, once a upon a time.
So you'd be shocked if Sharapova wins, but not if Zvonereva and Kuznetsova, both of whom lost to Maria in Cincy and who are in dire slumps, win. OK.

@OP: I'd be shocked if Serena loses. But if she loses, I think it will come down to a small group of people (of which Maria is part of, but Zvonereva/Kuznetsova are not).

Chrissie-fan
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:26 PM
Tier 1 fave - 55% chance of winning:
Serena

Tier 2 faves - 30% chance of one of them winning:
Sharapova, Li

Tier 3 faves - 10% chance of one of them winning:
Zvonareva, Azarenka, Kvitova, Radwanska (going on recent form), Stosur, Venus, Lisicki

Tier 4 faves - 4% chance of one of them winning:
Bartoli, Wozniacki (going on recent form), Petkovic, Jankovic, Schiavone, Kuznetsova, Ivanovic

1% chance of anyone else winning.

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:28 PM
We all know they will have Stosur eliminate Li Na for Sharapova. And Azarenka will probably be on the other side of the draw with Serena. Im sure Serena's draw will be filled with players she have trouble with like Jankovic and Bartoli.. Hell I wouldn't be surprised if they summoned Henin, Dementieva and Clijsters to try to knock her out. lol

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:30 PM
With every fibre of my being, it PAINS me to say this, but I think people are really underestimating pova. :sobbing: Other than Serena, I really don't see who is going to challenge her as things stand right now.

@little levity
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:33 PM
USO finalist seedings from 2000-2010

2010: 2 def 7

2009: WC def 9

2008: 4 def 2

2007: 1 def 4

2006: 3 def 2

2005: 4 def 12

2004: 9 def 6

2003: 2 def 1

2002: 1 def 2

2001: 4 def 10

2000: 3 def 2

So the chances of a player seeded outside the top 10 winning is REMOTE.

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:35 PM
With every fibre of my being, it PAINS me to say this, but I think people are really underestimating pova. :sobbing: Other than Serena, I really don't see who is going to challenge her as things stand right now.

I definitely think she can win it... Unless she runs into specific people.. Good thing for her there is not much chance of that happening until later rounds. I expect her draw to be very similar to Wimbledon or Cinicinnati. She does have some awfully good luck with draws.

Ballbasher
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:39 PM
Well they are obviously the favourites, but they are not really heavy favourites like Clijsters last year or Henin in 2007. There are many people who can pose a problem and take them out on a good day, so I really wouldn't be surprised if they do not win the title. This has got to be one of the most open USOs in many many years.

Sharapova for example can lose to Voskoboeva:o and as for Serena, I'm still doubtful of whether her body is fit enough to endure 7 matches to take the title after seeing what happened in Cincy. Really it's perfectly normal for a Zvonareva, Venus, Schiavone, Kvitova or Li to take the title. What would really surprise me though is if Pushniacki wins:facepalm:
Why hasn't she done so yet?
I would be surprised, if it is not Serena with the trophy.

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:46 PM
We all know they will have Stosur eliminate Li Na for Sharapova. And Azarenka will probably be on the other side of the draw with Serena. Im sure Serena's draw will be filled with players she have trouble with like Jankovic and Bartoli.. Hell I wouldn't be surprised if they summoned Henin, Dementieva and Clijsters to try to knock her out. lol

LOL indeed. I got a good chuckle from this. You're on a roll. :lol:

ZODIAC
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:48 PM
With every fibre of my being, it PAINS me to say this, but I think people are really underestimating pova. :sobbing: Other than Serena, I really don't see who is going to challenge her as things stand right now.with all the fibre of my being pova will not win the Open:tape:she will not surprise anyone because of the dfs.The Cincy courts suit her game because its very fast faster than the Open.The Open is more like Toronto with the swirling winds...pova will lose to someone who will surprise her.Azarenka can stop pova:(Na li and a lot of players that will make her hit an extra ball like Caro

Gothamn
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:51 PM
with all the fibre of my being pova will not win the Open:tape:she will not surprise anyone because of the dfs.The Cincy courts suit her game because its very fast faster than the Open.The Open is more like Toronto with the swirling winds...pova will lose to someone who will surprise her.Azarenka can stop pova:(Na li and a lot of players that will make her hit an extra ball like Caro

azarenka can only meet her in the final though, maybe some random players like Mchale:lol:

joăo.
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:52 PM
I would be surprised if Sharapova won. :lol: That is, pleasantly and joyfully surprised.

Lol, basically this.

BluSthil
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:03 PM
Serena is the only one I wouldn't be surprised about, not at all. Everybody else will be sucking up to finish #2 !!!

bandabou
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:16 PM
Serena looked pretty good the last couple of tourneys, sooo..but anything can happen. She's still coming back.

Masha? What can you say..the df's are still there, not convinced yet.

doomsday
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:22 PM
I'm not impressed by Maria's serve and level of tennis going in US but again last year she was ridiculously good especially in the final against Clijsters before choking then her level definitely dropped in US so I guess we'll have to wait and see but Serena is a bigger favorite, no doubt about that.

dsanders06
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:51 PM
So you'd be shocked if Sharapova wins, but not if Zvonereva and Kuznetsova, both of whom lost to Maria in Cincy and who are in dire slumps, win. OK.

Willytards are sinking to new lows in their logic. :lol:

Tier 1 fave - 55% chance of winning:
Serena

Tier 2 faves - 30% chance of one of them winning:
Sharapova, Li

Tier 3 faves - 10% chance of one of them winning:
Zvonareva, Azarenka, Kvitova, Radwanska (going on recent form), Stosur, Venus, Lisicki

Tier 4 faves - 4% chance of one of them winning:
Bartoli, Wozniacki (going on recent form), Petkovic, Jankovic, Schiavone, Kuznetsova, Ivanovic

1% chance of anyone else winning.

I would pretty much agree with this, except I would put Kvitova in the Tier 2 category along with Maria and Na. I'd also shockingly be less harsh on Karolina than you and still put her in Tier 3 :lol:

Chrissie-fan
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:08 PM
I'd also shockingly be less harsh on Karolina than you and still put her in Tier 3 :lol:
I will as well if she has a good run in New Haven, but not on the basis of her performance in her last two events.

justineheninfan
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:14 PM
So you'd be shocked if Sharapova wins, but not if Zvonereva and Kuznetsova, both of whom lost to Maria in Cincy and who are in dire slumps, win. OK.

@OP: I'd be shocked if Serena loses. But if she loses, I think it will come down to a small group of people (of which Maria is part of, but Zvonereva/Kuznetsova are not).

I agree. It is a laugher to say Maria has no chance but Zvonareva and Kuznetsova do right now.

I agree with your last line too. No way Vera or Svetlana are winning the Open this year, but if Serena goes out Maria is one of the most likely to win.

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:16 PM
I agree. It is a laugher to say Maria has no chance but Zvonareva and Kuznetsova do right now.

I agree with your last line too. No way Vera or Svetlana are winning the Open this year, but if Serena goes out Maria is one of the most likely to win.

yup, pretty much.

Gilas.
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:17 PM
I would actually be surprised if Sharapova wins it :shrug:
Likewise if Serena doesn't win it.

freeandlonely
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:34 PM
No

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:35 PM
I agree. It is a laugher to say Maria has no chance but Zvonareva and Kuznetsova do right now.

I agree with your last line too. No way Vera or Svetlana are winning the Open this year, but if Serena goes out Maria is one of the most likely to win.

I agree. No chance in hell those Russian head cases will beat Maria. And Zvonareva uggghh. Talk about boring and weaponless. I hope she lose in the first round. She is way over-ranked. I would rather watch any player in the top 20 play instead of Zvonareva (unless she has a temper tantrum)

dybbuk
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:47 PM
Lmao at the couple people saying Vera is more likely than Maria. :sobbing: Aren't we past the fairy tale days when people thought she might win a Slam?

Mightymirza
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:48 PM
Serena I would be surprised.. Pova not so much :shrug: If serena doesnt win it then anyone can..

DragonFlame
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:55 PM
IŽd be SURPRISED if sharapova wins the usopen...

You people are mad, no way is she winning it. :wavey:
IŽd actually be insulted if she won it playing the way she has.

it-girl
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:57 PM
I would be surprised if Serena did not win. I would not be surprised at all if Maria did not, as a matter of a fact I would be shocked if she did.

Wert.
Aug 23rd, 2011, 06:02 PM
IŽd be SURPRISED if sharapova wins the usopen...

You people are mad, no way is she winning it. :wavey:
IŽd actually be insulted if she won it playing the way she has.


T H I S. :worship:

pav
Aug 23rd, 2011, 06:55 PM
I agree. No chance in hell those Russian head cases will beat Maria. And Zvonareva uggghh. Talk about boring and weaponless. I hope she lose in the first round. She is way over-ranked. I would rather watch any player in the top 20 play instead of Zvonareva (unless she has a temper tantrum)
I hope you never apply to be a judge on "America's got Talent" because you clearly don't know it when you see it, I hope Zvon. lasts for round after round until it further damages your already affected brain. Shoving your petty view aside, I wouldn't be surprised if those two (rena and screecher)didn't win, Rena is no doubt the favourite though.

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 07:02 PM
I hope you never apply to be a judge on "America's got Talent" because you clearly don't know it when you see it, I hope Zvon. lasts for round after round until it further damages your already affected brain. Shoving your petty view aside, I wouldn't be surprised if those two (rena and screecher)didn't win, Rena is no doubt the favourite though.

That Dummy Zvonareva is not winning anything.. Only thing she winning is a spot in the insane asylum with her tantrums

ZODIAC
Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:02 PM
I dont want to see Vera in the later rounds of a slam,she is super boring and has spoiled too many finals with her boring ass.

MaruSharapova
Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:11 PM
I think Serena is the no.1 fav BY FAR. Still if she doesn't win it, Maria might. Other contenders IMHO are Li, Kvitova, Azarenka, Venus (but that's a big question mark atm)

vozas
Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:13 PM
I'd be shocked at anyone else winning it. They are miles ahead of the other bitches.

Bijoux0021
Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:15 PM
To the original Poster:

PS: The media doesn't really believe Sharapova can win these Majors. She's just part of the marketing campaign or their wish list.

It's just like the finals at Wimbledon. By the time they played that game, all the ESPN announcers conceded that Kvitova was clearly the better player, and they would only give Maria a chance, based off of experience, if at all.

So what happens? Kvitova wins, and the mainstream media still calls it an upset. Yeah. Right!? Lol.

Sharapova, also got steam rolled by Li Na. I guess if she's lucky enough, and the draw falls perfectly for her, maybe she'll win a major sometime? But so much needs to happen for her, in a major, with her kind of game, and up and down play game to game, match to match.

She better pray she don't see Serena, Li Na, Kvitova (or even Vika and Wozniaki), 3 people who know how to stand up to her on the court.

Sharapova will not win the USA Open....not happening.Serena is playing well and is healthy and if she is not cheated on by the USTA she will win.
These.

hingis-seles
Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:23 PM
Anyway, it's usually a sr8 sets win for someone, whens the last time we had a 3 set final? Must be nearly 20 years ago?

The US Open has had the most boring women's finals of any GS in the past 15 years. The last three set final at the US Open was Graf-Seles in 1995.

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:45 PM
I dont want to see Vera in the later rounds of a slam,she is super boring and has spoiled too many finals with her boring ass.

LOL I agree. And there is no Sergei to drool over.

hpme
Aug 24th, 2011, 01:33 AM
Maria will win only if she could meet Samantha in the final

mdterp01
Aug 24th, 2011, 02:20 AM
Umm...the way Maria played her last two matches they shouldn't even put her in there with Serena as the favorites. Serena to me seems to be the CLEAR favorite while Maria is a contender. I was not at all impressed with her win over Jankovic. All it will take is one bad serving day and someone who is not a pusher like Jankovic will take her out. She's just too inconsistent. Sad state for WTA that after that horrible final performance and inconsistent summer that she's in the same breath as Serena. I have always given Maria credit for her fight and she is one of the best. It ain't over until the umpire says game, set, match but I am not convinced. I would be more surprised if Serena didn't win and a bit surprised if Maria did given her still serve woes. Fast US Open courts and if her serve isn't on...goodbye darling.

gc-spurs
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:18 AM
If Serena didn't win I'd be surprised. No brainer.
If Maria didn't win- well I would be surprised and not be surprised at the same time :lol:

She's so inconsistent that its a real mind fuck. And not NaNa/KvittyGOAT inconsistent where their success varies by the week, but this psycho way where she varies by the match/hour. She plays boss against Sveta, bosses Stosur, gets her ass handed to her by Bepa in the first set before coming out a blazin', comes out a blazin against the Empress, before melting down into the super fun shitfest that was my monday morning. Yet somehow she won Cincy. And played pretty average throughout Wimbly but reached the finals.

So given the way she's playing it would be surprising, but compared to the shit other players are bringing I'd consider her some hot tamale. Of the other contenders: KvittyGOAT is in the post-Wimbly phase, NaNa did well in AO and of course won the French but hasn't brought it elsewhere, Venus is kinda old, Caro is- how do we describe her atm?, and Vika is held together by blu-tack and giftwrap ribbon. Vera, Franny, Sammy, Petko are players I don't think many would see winning it, and the others in Maria's cohort- Sveta, Empress, Ana- are ass.

Gdsimmons
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:43 AM
Umm...the way Maria played her last two matches they shouldn't even put her in there with Serena as the favorites. Serena to me seems to be the CLEAR favorite while Maria is a contender. I was not at all impressed with her win over Jankovic. All it will take is one bad serving day and someone who is not a pusher like Jankovic will take her out. She's just too inconsistent. Sad state for WTA that after that horrible final performance and inconsistent summer that she's in the same breath as Serena. I have always given Maria credit for her fight and she is one of the best. It ain't over until the umpire says game, set, match but I am not convinced. I would be more surprised if Serena didn't win and a bit surprised if Maria did given her still serve woes. Fast US Open courts and if her serve isn't on...goodbye darling.

Wow you said everything that needed to be said