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dsanders06
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:04 AM
In case anyone's forgotten what happened the last time these two met, here's a recap :oh: :

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VeeJJ
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:07 AM
Seething bitches :lol:

bushido brown
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:13 AM
order shall be restored
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Gdsimmons
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:18 AM
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I dont know if Makarova is ready for the ass whooping that will bestowed upon her on Saturday. First it was Bartoli, then it was Stosur...twice. Next up is Makarova.

Serena in 2 6-2 6-3

cellophane
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:20 AM
First it was Bartoli, then it was Stosur...twice.

In a slam it wasn't.

Depends on how bad Serena is, but I doubt she'll be at AO levels, so Serena in 2.

dsanders06
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:23 AM
I actually think Makarova is a toughish match-up for Serena :shrug: She plays a bit like Kerber (except a far inferior version).

That said, it'll be hard for Serena to play as badly off the ground as she did in their AO match (that was dire even for her 2012 standards), and losing again to her in front of her home crowd would be something else even beyond the humiliations she's had in Slams this year, so she'll probably pull through, having been pushed to a tiebreak or two or maybe even having a set pinched off her.

flareon
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:26 AM
Serena in two :scared: I am so worried for this match up after last time it could be Ekat again, however it might be a night match and will be so tough for Ekat in USA.

TheDream
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:29 AM
I actually think Makarova is a toughish match-up for Serena :shrug: She plays a bit like Kerber (except a far inferior version).

That said, it'll be hard for Serena to play as badly off the ground as she did in their AO match (that was dire even for her 2012 standards), and losing again to her in front of her home crowd would be something else even beyond the humiliations she's had in Slams this year, so she'll probably pull through, having been pushed to a tiebreak or two or maybe even having a set pinched off her.



It's funny you don't even bring up the fact that Serena had a very bad ankle injury that she was recovering from in this match. :rolleyes: That's a crucial detail that needs to be attributed to that loss. It happened in Brisbane and took months to fully recover. That was almost entirely responsible for her loss to Makarova, that damn ankle injury.

Stonerpova
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:31 AM
Serena will get through, but it will be fugly

dsanders06
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:31 AM
Serena in two :scared: I am so worried for this match up after last time it could be Ekat again, however it might be a night match and will be so tough for Ekat in USA.

It probably won't be a night match. The USO on the first weekend tends to put their box-office matches on in the day session (I think the main US stations don't broadcast the night sessions at weekends).

John.
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:32 AM
Serena in 2

pattyclijsters
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:33 AM
May the best player of that day win... And all people hope it will be EKat who plays better that day.

dencod16
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:35 AM
I think Serena will take it easily, it will be like Stosur, Bartoli and Sharapova after losing to them convincingly she will be determined here.

Serenita
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:36 AM
Day or Night does not matter. Serena in 2.

Break My Rapture
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:53 AM
Williamsova will probably romp through this one LOL. :lol: Her serve was very inconsistent today tho.

Clijsters28
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:15 AM
Not surprising someone with a Maria avatar would be praying for that result. You must know full well Maria's chances of the title are non existent unless Serena goes out somewhere.

Spring Pools
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:21 AM
Serena 6-1 6-0

Pump-it-UP
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:31 AM
Serena just enthusiastically told Pam Shriver on ESPN that she looks forward to playing her. :angel:

danieln1
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:33 AM
We all know what happen when Serena is on revenge mode, she just murders anyone in front of her

Serena 6-2 6-2

Moveyourfeet
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:42 AM
Makarova seems to be a plucky sort of girl, which is good, because she's going to need it because Serena is coming for that scalp!

Nevertheless
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:36 AM
:oh:

Should be interesting considering how bad Williams was against Martinez-Sanchez. She'll probably win in a mediocre snoozefest though.

SVK
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:37 AM
Serena is the favourite here, but Makarova can pull a big upset from time to time.

ivanban
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:42 AM
Well, Makarova didn't go beyond 3r since June, so.....I'll comfortably say Serena :shrug:

LUVMIRZA
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:55 AM
Come on Ektha:cheer::cheer:

Mistress of Evil
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:02 PM
Poor thing will not know what will hit her. :awww:

bandabou
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:50 PM
Really Dsanders?! :lol: Humilation, huh?! I guess you haven't watched the scorelines of Masha's losses at majors this year. It's good though.

Let's go do this, Serena. :bounce:

Halepsova
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:12 PM
Slamrena wouldn't be bothered. :shrug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 31st, 2012, 02:32 PM
I'm expecting Rena to come out with vengeance and slay Makarova until pieces.:oh:

Pureracket
Aug 31st, 2012, 02:37 PM
For the life of me, I can't figure out why I'm the only one who finds it totally bizarre that the opening poster openly hates Serena but starts threads about her as if he is fair and balanced regarding her.

The_roof
Aug 31st, 2012, 02:40 PM
Poor thing will not know what will her. :awww:

is there a verb missing?

zigga
Aug 31st, 2012, 02:59 PM
Makarova 6-2 6-3 :oh:

Just kidding, Serena will probably win in 2.

Mynarco
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:28 PM
Serena 61 62

toxina90
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:36 PM
Not sure if the conditions in New York will benefit one player over another...not sure about Makarova's form but obviously Serena is in better. I can still see Makarova dictating with her backhand and wearing down Serena's forehand like in their last match though, so Makarova in 3 ;)

toxina90
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:39 PM
For the life of me, I can't figure out why I'm the only one who finds it totally bizarre that the opening poster openly hates Serena but starts threads about her as if he is fair and balanced regarding her.

It's because everyone else realises he's an attention whore :shrug:

miffedmax
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:11 PM
Ekat will start a Pussy Riot in NYC and win in three.

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faboozadoo15
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:23 PM
is there a verb missing?

"know" is a verb.

Anyway, Serena will win, dropping 4-6 games in a relaxed match. Makarova would need to think she's in Melbourne or Eastbourne to make it more competitive.

Temperenka
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:30 PM
Serena 6-4, 6-2.

Vikapower
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:33 PM
It's funny you don't even bring up the fact that Serena had a very bad ankle injury that she was recovering from in this match. :rolleyes: That's a crucial detail that needs to be attributed to that loss. It happened in Brisbane and took months to fully recover. That was almost entirely responsible for her loss to Makarova, that damn ankle injury.

:lol: Serena's ankle wasn't a factor in the Australian Open -- she was winning all her matches in straights and less than 3 games in average. You're just a silly excuse machine The Dream, like always.

Serena's hard-court game isn't even near hers on Grass, that's the crucial detail you need to take into consideration for all her mediocre slow hard-court turn (don't deny the defeat too, to Wozniacki on LayKold) -- you need to open your eyes and see her decline on this surface ; she's past her peak/prime there.

Now I wait for your typical nostalgic "Didn't you know Serena has won how many Australian Opens in the past" defense which has nothing to do with the present times.

dencod16
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:58 PM
:lol: Serena's ankle wasn't a factor in the Australian Open -- she was winning all her matches in straights and less than 3 games in average. You're just a silly excuse machine The Dream, like always.

Serena's hard-court game isn't even near hers on Grass, that's the crucial detail you need to take into consideration for all her mediocre slow hard-court turn (don't deny the defeat too, to Wozniacki on LayKold) -- you need to open your eyes and see her decline on this surface ; she's past her peak/prime there.

Now I wait for your typical nostalgic "Didn't you know Serena has won how many Australian Opens in the past" defense which has nothing to do with the present times.

Yeah that's why just last year she defeated Azarenka in straights back to back on hard courts, just last year. And the only win your vikapower has on Serena was when Serena was injured and could barely play and was advised not to play, she just felt bad for VIka then so she gave her a win. Don't be so bitter than your vikapower cannot defeat Serena even at her best.

Thirty All
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:09 PM
:oh:

Vikapower
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:26 PM
Yeah that's why just last year she defeated Azarenka in straights back to back on hard courts, just last year. And the only win your vikapower has on Serena was when Serena was injured and could barely play and was advised not to play, she just felt bad for VIka then so she gave her a win. Don't be so bitter than your vikapower cannot defeat Serena even at her best.

We've had this discussion 10 000 times already, Serena has not faced Vika in her prime on hard-courts so from there on now I'm exhausted of repeating the same thing over and over again. :lol: In between the time Serena beat Vika in the US Open 2011 and now, she won a major and 4 other HC tournaments until they face again on Victoria's peak surface with Victoria in her prime, this discussion is pretty useless.

As for your Miami 2009 excuses, I'll move on -- I was just merely pointing the fact to The Dream that Serena's ankle so much for being a factor was steam-rolling in her early rounds in this year's Australia and she lost in Miami against Wozniacki where the ankle was even much less of a factor. :lol:

GoofyDuck
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:39 PM
Makarova is so on and off every week.. She hasn't done anything the past month.

so yeah she'll probably play a great match :angel:

bandabou
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:49 PM
We've had this discussion 10 000 times already, Serena has not faced Vika in her prime on hard-courts so from there on now I'm exhausted of repeating the same thing over and over again. :lol: In between the time Serena beat Vika in the US Open 2011 and now, she won a major and 4 other HC tournaments until they face again on Victoria's peak surface with Victoria in her prime, this discussion is pretty useless.

As for your Miami 2009 excuses, I'll move on -- I was just merely pointing the fact to The Dream that Serena's ankle so much for being a factor was steam-rolling in her early rounds in this year's Australia and she lost in Miami against Wozniacki where the ankle was even much less of a factor. :lol:

:lol: Vika, Vika, Vika...you ain't paying attention. Look at the facts. Aren't you realising: the one HC major Vika won was the one she didn't have to face Serena in?! :lol:

All the Oz opens she lost at, at the u.s. open..when she met Serena?! It was bye bye.. so maybe it ain't about Vika peaking, it was about Vika not meeting Serena. :lol: :wavey:

miffedmax
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:00 PM
:lol: Vika, Vika, Vika...you ain't paying attention. Look at the facts. Aren't you realising: the one HC major Vika won was the one she didn't have to face Serena in?! :lol:

All the Oz opens she lost at, at the u.s. open..when she met Serena?! It was bye bye.. so maybe it ain't about Vika peaking, it was about Vika not meeting Serena. :lol: :wavey:

So you're conceding Vika is a master strategist who knows how to win slams? ;)

Israel
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:04 PM
Serena can't lose this, she won't. I think.

bandabou
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:21 PM
So you're conceding Vika is a master strategist who knows how to win slams? ;)

;)

Vikapower
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:55 PM
:lol: Vika, Vika, Vika...you ain't paying attention. Look at the facts. Aren't you realising: the one HC major Vika won was the one she didn't have to face Serena in?! :lol:

All the Oz opens she lost at, at the u.s. open..when she met Serena?! It was bye bye.. so maybe it ain't about Vika peaking, it was about Vika not meeting Serena. :lol: :wavey:

:spit: You're quoting me to repeat the exact same thing I correct The Dream for. :unsure:

It is obvious she was going to "struggle emotionally/mentally" in these matches against a more accomplished player, she hadn't sorted her mental/emotional game yet which is now the case -- and even with these mental wholes she was still 6-4 2-4 and 6-4 4-0 in Australia and schooled her in Miami's F.

2011 this was the year Victoria wanted to quit tennis, it was the year where she made her first SF in a major ever... which corroborates the above. She then made her first big F in a big tournament in Istanbul which was definitively the key she was looking for to open the door. Since then she has taken another dimension on HC and they have NEVER faced on this surface for now, get it now. :unsure:

Your first argument here is illogical -- a draw is a draw and you play whom has enough game to come and face you, simple as that.

A-Bond
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:57 PM
On one hand I really want Serena to win, but on the other hand it would be very funny to see her lose twice in a slam to this girl.

fifty-fifty
Sep 1st, 2012, 12:05 AM
This time Serena will be prepared.

Tennis Fool
Sep 1st, 2012, 01:05 AM
What has been you best memory in tennis so far?
EM: That would be beating Serena Williams (http://www.wtatennis.com/player/serena-williams_2257889_9044) at the Australian Open (http://www.wtatennis.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781%7E836,00.html) this year. She's a great player and it's really tough to play against her. But on that day, I don't know, I felt so comfortable and I really thought that I could beat her. I played so well that day and to beat such a great player at a Grand Slam was just an amazing feeling.

http://www.wtatennis.com/page/GettingToKnow/Read/0,,12781~2864735,00.html

Rolling-Thunder
Sep 1st, 2012, 01:12 AM
We shall see. I am sure Serena will be highly motivated and there will not be any ankle issues in this match. I did not see the Aussie match, so I can't comment on it.

cautiouslip
Sep 1st, 2012, 01:40 AM
probably gonna be a beatdown

MrProdigy555
Sep 1st, 2012, 04:05 AM
Is that greasy mut really trying to claim that the ankle injury didn't impact how Serena played in Australia this year? :lol: Boy, bye!

Michalka
Sep 1st, 2012, 11:38 AM
Serenka's quarter will be one of the biggest messes ever if she screws this match up :o

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 1st, 2012, 01:05 PM
Serena needs to lose before the final for my Masha to stand a chance at winning this tournament :sobbing: but not in this round :oh:.

Serena in two 6-0,6-1.

bandabou
Sep 1st, 2012, 03:33 PM
:spit: You're quoting me to repeat the exact same thing I correct The Dream for. :unsure:

It is obvious she was going to "struggle emotionally/mentally" in these matches against a more accomplished player, she hadn't sorted her mental/emotional game yet which is now the case -- and even with these mental wholes she was still 6-4 2-4 and 6-4 4-0 in Australia and schooled her in Miami's F.

2011 this was the year Victoria wanted to quit tennis, it was the year where she made her first SF in a major ever... which corroborates the above. She then made her first big F in a big tournament in Istanbul which was definitively the key she was looking for to open the door. Since then she has taken another dimension on HC and they have NEVER faced on this surface for now, get it now. :unsure:

Your first argument here is illogical -- a draw is a draw and you play whom has enough game to come and face you, simple as that.

And Serena isn't still the more acomplished player?! :shrug: :lol: Anyways Vikapower, you know what..let's wait and hopefully both can reach the final and then we'll see how it goes.

bandabou
Sep 1st, 2012, 04:00 PM
Let's go, babygirl! :bounce:

MrProdigy555
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:46 PM
*sips water*

MrSerenaWilliams
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:52 PM
*sips water*

Pass the cup!