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justineheninfan
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:09 AM
Of all those left in the draw who has the best chance to beat Serena. I feel almost stupid including Maria on the poll but I might as well use up all the poll options just for the heck of it (although if I am completely honest I think her chances of beating Serena are about the 13th most of the other 15 left, only above 2 of the relative nobodies).

I am not sure who it is. I picked Petra for lack of a better option though, not that I think Petra has the 2nd best chance of winning the U.S Open which I dont, just the best chance in a hypothetical head to head with Serena.

Expat
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:12 AM
kerber? because of her style of play

JRena
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:13 AM
I'd say Stosur and her topspin

Michalka
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:14 AM
from what i've seen of serenka for the past few slams, she is more vulnerable to upsets/losing to players ranked lower than her than losing to her fellow top players. she seems to raise her level of play according to her opponent quite often, so i'll go with a player not named sharapova/azarenka/radwanska

Lisickinator
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:17 AM
Serena

Setsuna.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:23 AM
Kerber>Sam>Azarenka

Alarmed
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:24 AM
:lol: Seriously? Just let her take it one match at a time. She could lose any match that she plays. Nothing is a given.

graffite
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:24 AM
The un-likeliest. I mean, we thought she was invincible last year. We thought Vika's streak was unbeatable earlier this year. They both eventually lost to someone.

It could be anybody. Personally, I'm hoping Sam or Masha but it could be Bartoli or Kvitova or even Kerber [/Chakvetadze].

cellophane
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:29 AM
Kerber, but I seriously doubt she is losing in this slam. Her draw is a complete cakewalk (as is Sharapova's)

Mustafina
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:30 AM
It won't be someone who can't serve because Serena's returning is ridiculous.

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:39 AM
Kerber, Sam and maybe Petra

Purple_Rain
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:42 AM
Pironkova's style and her success vs. the WS ranks her pretty high, but I'm going with Stosur.

I still don't see Kerber as an elite player, just a very consistent one this season. Remarkably, Kvitova's season has told a similar tale (unlike last year, when it was trendy to deem an in-form Petra the GOAT and the only one who could beat Serena). Kvitty's been out of form and fat all season and still managed to maintain her top-5 ranking.

Petronius
Sep 2nd, 2012, 08:59 AM
Kerber, Sam and maybe Petra

This.

Alarmed
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:03 AM
Pironkova's style and her success vs. the WS ranks her pretty high, but I'm going with Stosur.

I still don't see Kerber as an elite player, just a very consistent one this season. Remarkably, Kvitova's season has told a similar tale (unlike last year, when it was trendy to deem an in-form Petra the GOAT and the only one who could beat Serena). Kvitty's been out of form and fat all season and still managed to maintain her top-5 ranking.

Success vs. the Williams sisters? I think you mean success against Venus. Serena defeated Pironkova in her first match back after a year off tour, on Pironkova's best surface. So no.

DemiCrayanhan
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:05 AM
maria's got votes? oh boy.

love her but 2004 was a loooong time ago.

btw, only serena's beating serena in this tournament. since that was not an option, i picked the distant second...kvittygoat with a generous 1% chance. first she has to get through maria AND vika just to even put herself in that position. pretty much hopeless all around.

Andy.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:09 AM
Kerber....really people???? I guess her style of play is the type that bothers Serena the most. I just dont see it.

sweetadri06
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:15 AM
based on style of play maybe kerber? Really it depends on which Serena shows up. If she plays her best she beats everyone.

bandabou
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:37 AM
A player like Kerber..the rest Serena already got them figured out, I think. Kerber if Serena is off can coax enough errors to pull off the upset, but even that...we'll see. one match at a time.

evana
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:48 AM
Stosur, and Kerber but only if Serena is not in the zone

Cosmic Voices
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:51 AM
Shino, lines judges, razzano, French open crowd, herself?

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:53 AM
Maybe Kerber has the best chance :shrug:. I don't think that anyone from the other half of the draw could challenge her :shrug:.

But if she has an off day practically anybody can beat her, even Ivanovic.

Mattographer
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:57 AM
Kerber....really people???? I guess her style of play is the type that bothers Serena the most. I just dont see it.
I don't see it either :happy:

C. Drone
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:00 AM
Injury, officials/umpires, crowd. In this order.

bobcat
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:07 AM
I'd give Petrova a better chance over most of the players listed.

Shvedbarilescu
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:12 AM
Serena Williams is a very strong favourite for this tournament. But if she were to lose the most likely player to beat her would have to be Angelique Kerber. While it would be stretching it to say she is a tough match-up for Serena, I think it is fair to say that relatively speaking Kerber does match-up better against Serena than probably any other player on the tour. To beat Serena you have to play incredible defense while also having the offense necessary to take advantake of any openings that come your way. No player in the game fits that criteria as well right now as Angelique. That said, even for Angelique to beat her, would require an off day for Serena. It's possible but I wouldn't count on it.

MrProdigy555
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:13 AM
I'd give Petrova a better chance over most of the players listed.
This.


I feel like Kerber is going to get eaten alive if she plays Serena. Venus (who hit 60+ unforced errors, right) was in a WINNING position against Kerber...that is telling. And Venus didn't even a have a serve.

I give Petrova the best shot. And after that I'd say Kvitova. Then Azarenka. And Stosur after those 3.

Cp6uja
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:45 AM
Quarterrena is unbeatable atm, so only hers old and own demons from past (famous GS QF round Serena self-destruction crisis) can stop her, no matter who will be hers opponent in quarterfinal.

Ballbasher
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:49 AM
Angelique will get murdered, if she was to meet Serena.
I see Samantha and possibly Nadia as the biggest threats. But it's not like Nadia will reach the F and have the mental fortitude to compete against Serena at her best in a slam final. :rolls:

Alizé Molik
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:55 AM
Cannot believe Kerber is leading this poll. TF bandwagoning at its finest.

StoneRose
Sep 2nd, 2012, 11:10 AM
Vika. Angie second.

Bijoux0021
Sep 2nd, 2012, 11:16 AM
Shino, lines judges, razzano, French open crowd, herself?

Injury, officials/umpires, crowd. In this order.

These.

Olórin
Sep 2nd, 2012, 11:20 AM
Stosur I suppose (not that I expect her to get to the final), as she is the only one who could match Serena on serve, which in itself is odd enough to unsettle Serena. But she had that...interesting...learning experience against Stosur at this tournament last year.

traralgon
Sep 2nd, 2012, 11:25 AM
Only Robson can beat Serena at the moment.

mac47
Sep 2nd, 2012, 11:45 AM
Kvitty has always played Serena tough. Always lost, but always by one break per set.

But I think Carebear is even more likely -- despite the revenge factor that always raises Serena's level against players who beat her sis. She gets to so many balls, and sends them back with decent power and placement.

Pova? Would be lucky to win a game.

misty1
Sep 2nd, 2012, 12:19 PM
realistically i'd give kerber the best chance with petrova close behind and the stosur and kvitova after them

Tennisvampire
Sep 2nd, 2012, 12:37 PM
Kerber, but I seriously doubt she is losing in this slam. Her draw is a complete cakewalk (as is Sharapova's)

If you call Petra in the quarters and Vika in the semis a cakewalk draw, then I don't know what would qualify as a tough one. Majority of top players had pretty easy draws up until the QF stage (Serena, Vika, Maria all included).

If somebody were to beat Serena, Kerber would probably have to be the favorite based on her style. But she still hasn't convinced me that she has the mentality of a champion. She can beat anybody in the earlier stages of a tournament, but she managed to lose to Radwanska in the Wimbledon semis, despite IMO being the better player at that point. And I just think that playing Serena in a semifinal of a GS in front of Rena's home crowd would be too much. Performance wise, if we look at this tournament, my first pick would be Azarenka. She has been looking pretty sharp, but again, she has her own demons while playing Serena. The problem is that Serena basically owns half of these players, so the likelihood of her falling to those on the top is small. She tends to struggle more with lower ranked players. I'm hoping that Ana could stir up some trouble if she plays like she has nothing to lose, but I think that in this tournament only Serena Williams can beat Serena Williams. I'm counting Sam out, because she is so not reaching the final from that half...

miffedmax
Sep 2nd, 2012, 12:50 PM
Andy!!!!!

















in doubles.

Break My Rapture
Sep 2nd, 2012, 12:54 PM
Stosur and then Kerber.

Tennisvampire
Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:04 PM
Mariah, then Aga.

I'm a huge Maria fan, but when it comes to her playing Serena, she is a lost cause :sobbing:

nazzac
Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:17 PM
I'll say Kerber, seen as though i've predicted Kerber to make the final ;)

colt13
Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:17 PM
Robson, Kerber, Kvitova. Got to go with all the lefties first. Robson's advantage is that they haven't played, so she might go into a funk like at AO.

Sharapova and Azarenka are at the bottom, Stosur and Bartoli have beaten her at a slam so they rank low because it wont happen again.

Pironkova actually has taken a set off of Williams at a slam.

Realistically, only weather may throw her off. Both the 2009 semi-played on saturday instead of friday, and 2011 final-played on sunday instead of saturday were rain delayed.

bandabou
Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:19 PM
I'm curious to see what adaptions Serena will bring if/when she's to face Kerber. That Cincy match was all about her slow-starts in both sets and not taking her own chances afterwards. So that's an interesting match.

bandabou
Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:20 PM
Robson, Kerber, Kvitova. Got to go with all the lefties first. Robson's advantage is that they haven't played, so she might go into a funk like at AO.

Sharapova and Azarenka are at the bottom, Stosur and Bartoli have beaten her at a slam so they rank low because it wont happen again.

Pironkova actually has taken a set off of Williams at a slam.

Realistically, only weather may throw her off. Both the 2009 semi-played on saturday instead of friday, and 2011 final-played on sunday instead of saturday were rain delayed.

Good calls..Serena HATES playing lefties, it's obvious she's issues against them.

Feyd
Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:24 PM
Kerber, Maria and Vika. The rest has really not much chance because they will not pass these in the first place.
Get ready for another less than an hour beatdown final. :yawn:

Renalicious
Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:27 PM
I'd say Stosur...

Yashal
Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:31 PM
Among these:
1 Kvitova
2 one of the other 6
3 Robson
4 Bartoli
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100 Radwanska&Kerber
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1000 Me
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9999 Cohen
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Vika, Ana, Sam and Masha

romismak
Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:33 PM
I don´t get this Kerber leading th epoll, if they met it will SF and Serena will beat her in straight sets. Venus will be revenged.

Firstly Serena must have off day bad day, because if she is at least playing her standard , her serve is to big weapon - to many aces+fre points on serve. My pick is she can loose F match vs somebody in form and i would say either Kvitova or Azarenka - Kvitova in form has pretty great lefty serve + powerfull groundstrokes - can go toe-to-toe with Serena in rallies + her ROS is great can kill 2nd serves.

Azarenka - if she makes F she would be playing great- consistency + quality groundstrokes, she can play offense, deffense, Serena will be moved on the court.

Either Vika or Petra in form can beat average Serena, but still Serena would be favorite in that match - but if her serve is ,, on,, nobody stands a chance. 20 aces, another 20 unreturnables, no way they can hold their serves at least for 2 long sets vs Serena and won´t win 2 tie-breaks.

MrProdigy555
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:16 PM
Good calls..Serena HATES playing lefties, it's obvious she's issues against them.
She has only lost one match against Lefties, right?


Huge issue with them. :rolleyes:

bandabou
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:24 PM
She has only lost one match against Lefties, right?


Huge issue with them. :rolleyes:

Dude, who are you?! Come :rolleyes: at me?! You crazy or what?!

Serena being Serena it doesn't matter who the opponent is, she can beat them all. But historically she's had issues with lefties ( schnyder, etc..) and doesn't enjoy playing ' em. Her own words.

MrProdigy555
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:27 PM
Dude, who are you?! Come :rolleyes: at me?! You crazy or what?!

Serena being Serena it doesn't matter who the opponent is, she can beat them all. But historically she's had issues with lefties ( schnyder, etc..) and doesn't enjoy playing ' em. Her own words.
Serena has said she hates playing tennis...so what?! :lol:

She's had tough matches with lefties and she's given lefties beatdowns. Step.

*:rolleyes:

bandabou
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:40 PM
Serena has said she hates playing tennis...so what?! :lol:

She's had tough matches with lefties and she's given lefties beatdowns. Step.

*:rolleyes:

And where did I say anything to the contrary?! The thread's about who's likelier for Serena to struggle against, no?!

But yeah, anyways. Let's go Serena! :bounce:

Geo33
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:04 PM
Serena looking unbeatable, until she gets into her funk and gets beat. She beats herself. Lefties, those with unusual style like Pironkova; Kick-serve Sam, etc. so it could be anyone but SHOULD be no one. :cool:

dangalak
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:04 PM
btw, only serena's beating serena in this tournament.

And this is why Serena Williams is the most overrated player in tennis history, male or female. :lol:

Seriously, I wonder why people act as if Kvitova is in Serena's pocket. Serena can't overpower her. The only thing she can do is servebot her way through her. (which is what happened at Wimbledon) She couldn't really return Kvitova's serve.

Similar things could be said about Stosur. (except for that match where she beat Sammy 6-1,6-1, wherein Stosur played 2 matches in one day before she played Serena the next day, one of them being Venus. Can you even imagine ANYBODY getting credit for beating Serena after she had to play 2 matches the day before? :lol:)

If she serves slightly worse than usual and Kvitova is on, I think it's possible that she may beat her harder than you think. Stosur is a bit less likely, as she doesn't usually crush second serves like it's nobody's business (USO final was an anomaly, where she was killing Serena's second :lol:)

So yeah, these 2.

hobahobaspirit
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:05 PM
I'm surprised so many people are picking Stosur. Even if she has the game, I believe she will be super nervous and I don't think Serena will EVER allow herself to lose to Stosur again, and certainly not here in New York.

NashaP
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:07 PM
Probably Kerber at this point.

Serena has the most sugar-filled, saturated fat cakewalk draw ever. NID

Larrybidd
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:14 PM
Kerber....really people???? I guess her style of play is the type that bothers Serena the most. I just dont see it.

Man, what does Kerber have to do to get respect? It is true she doesn't serve hard, but she does serve smart. She gets a lot of first balls in (sliders out wide in the ad court), and has a lot of action on the ball. Lefties throw better curve balls in baseball AND tennis. Besides her great defense, she has a lethal backhand. Hard and flat. I wonder if some fans understand what they are seeing?

acetoace
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:18 PM
Probably Kerber at this point.

Serena has the most sugar-filled, saturated fat cakewalk draw ever. NID



Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!! Why don't you name any player pova has played going into R4 that is superior to or better than any player Serena has beaten thus far?

dangalak
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:19 PM
I'm surprised so many people are picking Stosur. Even if she has the game, I believe she will be super nervous and I don't think Serena will EVER allow herself to lose to Stosur again, and certainly not here in New York.

Yes dumbass, because Serena is God and only loses when she chooses to. :lol: :facepalm:

Should Stosur meet her (never gonna happen) she would probably have her hands full unless Stosur plays like shit. Serena is short. She doesn't grind her opponents out like Azarenka and Sharapova. She has artrocious footwork. On top of everything, Serena recently is very weak mentally. Almost "choked" to Radwanska. Choked to Razzano. "Choked" to Sam last year. The mental part of the game hurt her more than Stosur I'd say.

Luckily for her though, Azarenka and Sharapova are virtually certain to sweep her up.

reptar
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:19 PM
Kerber gets my vote. She's a good reciever and if she makes Serena run around the court and keep the rallies going she's got a chance.

serenaforever
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:24 PM
Serena is God and only loses when she chooses to.

I see no lies.

bandabou
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:31 PM
Yes dumbass, because Serena is God and only loses when she chooses to. :lol: :facepalm:

Should Stosur meet her (never gonna happen) she would probably have her hands full unless Stosur plays like shit. Serena is short. She doesn't grind her opponents out like Azarenka and Sharapova. She has artrocious footwork. On top of everything, Serena recently is very weak mentally. Almost "choked" to Radwanska. Choked to Razzano. "Choked" to Sam last year. The mental part of the game hurt her more than Stosur I'd say.

Luckily for her though, Azarenka and Sharapova are virtually certain to sweep her up.

:rolls: OMG! Who's this guy?! :spit: Yeah..let Vika or Sharapova beat Stosur for Serena, so they then come take their own spanking. :lol:

dangalak
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:32 PM
I see no lies.

Man, why did she let Stosur embarrass her then. :sad: Or Razzano :spit:

producer88
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:34 PM
And this is why Serena Williams is the most overrated player in tennis history, male or female. :lol:

Seriously, I wonder why people act as if Kvitova is in Serena's pocket. Serena can't overpower her. The only thing she can do is servebot her way through her. (which is what happened at Wimbledon) She couldn't really return Kvitova's serve.

Similar things could be said about Stosur. (except for that match where she beat Sammy 6-1,6-1, wherein Stosur played 2 matches in one day before she played Serena the next day, one of them being Venus. Can you even imagine ANYBODY getting credit for beating Serena after she had to play 2 matches the day before? :lol:)

If she serves slightly worse than usual and Kvitova is on, I think it's possible that she may beat her harder than you think. Stosur is a bit less likely, as she doesn't usually crush second serves like it's nobody's business (USO final was an anomaly, where she was killing Serena's second :lol:)

So yeah, these 2.

Oh I'm sorry I didn't realize you can break someone by serving them! Please explain to me how Serena breaks her opponents by serving them?

The statement that she is a "server bot" is obviously wrong. She does have to brake her opponents to win a match, and considering she usually destroys them, her ROS is also incredible, hence why the only person that could beat Serena is Serena.

Her record against Kvitova is 3-0, and Serena usually dominates her either in the match, or a set. Kvitova only makes it compete in one set, their 3 matches:

6-2 6-1 Hardcourt
7-6 6-2 Grass
6-3 7-5 Grass


Stosur got lucky in the final. I'm 100% sure she'll never beat Serena again.

hobahobaspirit
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:35 PM
Yes dumbass, because Serena is God and only loses when she chooses to. :lol: :facepalm:

Should Stosur meet her (never gonna happen) she would probably have her hands full unless Stosur plays like shit. Serena is short. She doesn't grind her opponents out like Azarenka and Sharapova. She has artrocious footwork. On top of everything, Serena recently is very weak mentally. Almost "choked" to Radwanska. Choked to Razzano. "Choked" to Sam last year. The mental part of the game hurt her more than Stosur I'd say.

Luckily for her though, Azarenka and Sharapova are virtually certain to sweep her up.

1) See their match at Charleston, Serena WANTED to crush Stosur and she did
2) See the H2H with Azarenka and Sharapova, dumbass. When Serena wants to beat someone badly and humiliate them, she usually does it pretty successfully.
3) :lol: at the bolded statement. I'm not even gonna waste my time on it.

bandabou
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:39 PM
Man, why did she let Stosur embarrass her then. :sad: Or Razzano :spit:

ONCE, ONCE...what's with the stupidity? Nobody wins every match...stuff happens sometimes.

C. Drone
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:47 PM
Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!! Why don't you name any player pova has played going into R4 that is superior to or better than any player Serena has beaten thus far?

at least she'll meet a seed before SF, unlike Serena. :spit:

dangalak
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:52 PM
:rolls: OMG! Who's this guy?! :spit: Yeah..let Vika or Sharapova beat Stosur for Serena, so they then come take their own spanking. :lol:

That's exactly what will probably happen. :scratch:

I don't really get you. You saying you disagree with me?

Oh I'm sorry I didn't realize you can break someone by serving them! Please explain to me how Serena breaks her opponents by serving them?

The statement that she is a "server bot" is obviously wrong. She does have to brake her opponents to win a match, and considering she usually destroys them, her ROS is also incredible, hence why the only person that could beat Serena is Serena.

Her record against Kvitova is 3-0, and Serena usually dominates her either in the match, or a set. Kvitova only makes it compete in one set, their 3 matches:

6-2 6-1 Hardcourt
7-6 6-2 Grass
6-3 7-5 Grass


Stosur got lucky in the final. I'm 100% sure she'll never beat Serena again.

HOW did she get lucky? Serena literally played the same way she played all tournament. This time though, there was somebody who could take her behind the shed. :lol:

The first 2 matches are irrelevant. The only one that matters is the last one. How is 6-3, 7-5 a dominant win? :confused:

And yes she did servebot her way through that match.

Why are Serena fans so hurt when people refer to the fact that she basically serves her way through matches? Considering that she is short, that's a compliment.

Her ROS is good against average servers, but against big servers, that James Blake style returning isn't really that much of a good idea.

1) See their match at Charleston, Serena WANTED to crush Stosur and she did
2) See the H2H with Azarenka and Sharapova, dumbass. When Serena wants to beat someone badly and humiliate them, she usually does it pretty successfully.

Azarenka has no weapons to hurt her. Sharapova has a too mediocre serve to and too pathetic movement to hurt Serena. She also has very little variety. She could crush them because they are worse players than her and easy matchups.

Thank you for proving how pathetic you are by seriously giving Serena credit for winning that match in Charleston. :rolleyes: One more time, so that even you can understand:

STOSUR PLAYED TWO MATCHES THE DAY BEFORE SHE PLAYED SERENA, ONE OF THEM BEING VENUS, WHOSE BITCH SHE IS. SERENA DESERVES AS MUCH CREDIT FOR THAT BEATDOWN AS STOSUR WOULD GET IF SHE BEAT SERENA IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES.

It is no coincidence that the last victory before that (Miami) Serena won a tight match against Stosur, where Sammy had her chances.

LCS
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:56 PM
Kerber. Then Stosur and Azarenka.

machinist
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:02 PM
Robson is the only player in with a chance. Her level of play is extraordinary at the moment and they have never met.

Thirty All
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:03 PM
Kerber is like Cappy's German cousin so...

Olórin
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:05 PM
You classless piece of shit HOW did she get lucky? Serena literally played the same way she played all tournament. This time though, there was somebody who could take her behind the shed. :lol:


She was very lucky on numerous accounts, that Serena self-destructed mentally never allowing herself a chance at a comeback, that Serena's form had been declining all tournament and since Cincinatti generally, that she herself came out and played a flukily good match which she hasn't come close to replicating since or before in a Grand Slam. All perfectly valid excuses for an appalling loss.

Deal, clown.

hingis-seles
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:19 PM
Please. No one is beating Serena.

bandabou
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:26 PM
That's exactly what will probably happen. :scratch:

I don't really get you. You saying you disagree with me?



You classless piece of shit HOW did she get lucky? Serena literally played the same way she played all tournament. This time though, there was somebody who could take her behind the shed. :lol:

The first 2 matches are irrelevant. The only one that matters is the last one. How is 6-3, 7-5 a dominant win? :confused:

And yes she did servebot her way through that match.

Why are Serena fans so butthurt when people refer to the fact that she basically serves her way through matches? Considering that she is short, that's a compliment.

Her ROS is good against average servers, but against big servers, that James Blake style returning isn't really that much of a good idea.


Servebot, huh?! So how did she break Petra then?! :lol:

Charlatan
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:30 PM
is dangalak vikapower's long lost twin? :unsure:

NashaP
Sep 2nd, 2012, 05:15 PM
is dangalak vikapower's long lost twin? :unsure:

LOL, loves it

NashaP
Sep 2nd, 2012, 05:19 PM
Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!! Why don't you name any player pova has played going into R4 that is superior to or better than any player Serena has beaten thus far?

Ummm child, Maria is playing a seed in her fourth round while Serena is playing Hlavakwatever.

MrProdigy555
Sep 2nd, 2012, 06:20 PM
I see no lies.
:lol:!!!!!!!! YAS!

Vincey!
Sep 2nd, 2012, 07:19 PM
Kerber>Sharapova>Azarenka

Spring Pools
Sep 2nd, 2012, 07:33 PM
Hlavackova... She will get Serena crazy drunk on Pilsner Urquell the night before and Serena will sleep through the match and get defaulted.

dangalak
Sep 2nd, 2012, 07:46 PM
She was very lucky on numerous accounts, that Serena self-destructed mentally never allowing herself a chance at a comeback, that Serena's form had been declining all tournament and since Cincinatti generally, that she herself came out and played a flukily good match which she hasn't come close to replicating since or before in a Grand Slam. All perfectly valid excuses for an appalling loss.

Deal, clown.

BUT SHE'S THE MENTALLY TOUGHEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME. :lol: (except when it's time to take away credit from her opponents for beating her)

I watched that match live. At no point was she choking. She just couldn't return Stosur's serve. Stosur OTOH was killing her on the seconds. She wasn't DFing. She played the same way she played every other player in the draw. (except for the first set of her match against Azarenka) How is that self destructing?

Also, do you realize the stupidity of calling a player lucky cuz they peaked just when it mattered? Isn't that what real champions are supposed to do? :lol:

Please. No one is beating Serena.

Just like in FO. Just like in AO. Just like in USO last year. Hell even in Wimbledon she won many matches where she looked beatable and where her fans were crying that she was gonna "choke another tournament away". :lol: Radwanska, Zheng, Shvedova...

Servebot, huh?! So how did she break Petra then?! :lol:

By being a highly ranked WTA player. They fact that Kvitova couldn't do the same is owing to the fact that she is a servebot.

From what I saw she wasn't outhitting Kvitova at all. She was cruising through her service games, as was Kvitova. Kvitova had loose service games though (unlike Sarin) so she was broken.

Usually those kind of loose games don't make a big difference, as she can break back. Not so much against this one though.

Long story, Serena wasn't overpowering Kvitty, but outserving her. You can't seriously say that she was overpowering her off the ground, can you. :lol:

is dangalak vikapower's long lost twin? :unsure:

If you actually looked up what dangalak means, you would realize that it's a word worthy of describing him. :lol:

Dodoboy.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 08:56 PM
Still laughing so so much at the 9 people that voted Maria!

Dodoboy.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:04 PM
Venus without a serve led Kerber 4-2 in the third. Venus without a brain broke Kerber twice in the first set. Then again, Venus's offensive game although a lot less consistent is probably a tad more potent than Serena's. Venus broke Kerber for fun throughout that match (except of course when it counted). Venus =/= Serena, but it does tell us something.

I did vote Kerber, but that's not saying a lot. Serena's toughest opponent is Serena this tournament.

bandabou
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:15 PM
BUT SHE'S THE MENTALLY TOUGHEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME. :lol: (except when it's time to take away credit from her opponents for beating her)

I watched that match live. At no point was she choking. She just couldn't return Stosur's serve. Stosur OTOH was killing her on the seconds. She wasn't DFing. She played the same way she played every other player in the draw. (except for the first set of her match against Azarenka) How is that self destructing?

Also, do you realize the stupidity of calling a player lucky cuz they peaked just when it mattered? Isn't that what real champions are supposed to do? :lol:


By being a highly ranked WTA player. They fact that Kvitova couldn't do the same is owing to the fact that she is a servebot.

From what I saw she wasn't outhitting Kvitova at all. She was cruising through her service games, as was Kvitova. Kvitova had loose service games though (unlike Sarin) so she was broken.

Usually those kind of loose games don't make a big difference, as she can break back. Not so much against this one though.

Long story, Serena wasn't overpowering Kvitty, but outserving her. You can't seriously say that she was overpowering her off the ground, can you. :lol:



If you actually looked up what dangalak means, you would realize that it's a word worthy of describing him. :lol:

:lol: So you saying that Stosur was the servebot last year in the final?! Hmmm...interesting.

Who's the servebot then?! Petra...because she couldn't break, no?! :shrug:

And Petra wasn't overpowering Serena from anywhere either, but hey..:lol: :wavey:

dangalak
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:48 PM
:lol: So you saying that Stosur was the servebot last year in the final?! Hmmm...interesting.

Who's the servebot then?! Petra...because she couldn't break, no?! :shrug:

And Petra wasn't overpowering Serena from anywhere either, but hey..:lol: :wavey:

Considering how Stosur was killing Sarin's 2nd serves, hitting groundstroke winners all over the place, destroying her offense with good slices, she was a bit more than a serve bot in that match. (but yes, overall she is a servebot too)

I said Serena servebotted her way through that match. Which means it's uncalled for that people act like Kvitova is in her pocket. Sharpie and Azarenka are in her pocket. Kvitova isn't until proven otherwise though.

Coconut91
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:18 PM
BUT SHE'S THE MENTALLY TOUGHEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME. :lol: (except when it's time to take away credit from her opponents for beating her)

I watched that match live. At no point was she choking. She just couldn't return Stosur's serve. Stosur OTOH was killing her on the seconds. She wasn't DFing. She played the same way she played every other player in the draw. (except for the first set of her match against Azarenka) How is that self destructing?

Also, do you realize the stupidity of calling a player lucky cuz they peaked just when it mattered? Isn't that what real champions are supposed to do? :lol:



Just like in FO. Just like in AO. Just like in USO last year. Hell even in Wimbledon she won many matches where she looked beatable and where her fans were crying that she was gonna "choke another tournament away". :lol: Radwanska, Zheng, Shvedova...



By being a highly ranked WTA player. They fact that Kvitova couldn't do the same is owing to the fact that she is a servebot.

From what I saw she wasn't outhitting Kvitova at all. She was cruising through her service games, as was Kvitova. Kvitova had loose service games though (unlike Sarin) so she was broken.

Usually those kind of loose games don't make a big difference, as she can break back. Not so much against this one though.

Long story, Serena wasn't overpowering Kvitty, but outserving her. You can't seriously say that she was overpowering her off the ground, can you. :lol:



If you actually looked up what dangalak means, you would realize that it's a word worthy of describing him. :lol:

That is true.

justineheninfan
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:42 PM
For the record I dont think there is a hope in hell Serena loses to anyone at this tournament at this point. I was just curious who people thought had the best chance of upsetting the overwhelming favorite, if anyone.

bandabou
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:28 PM
Considering how Stosur was killing Sarin's 2nd serves, hitting groundstroke winners all over the place, destroying her offense with good slices, she was a bit more than a serve bot in that match. (but yes, overall she is a servebot too)

I said Serena servebotted her way through that match. Which means it's uncalled for that people act like Kvitova is in her pocket. Sharpie and Azarenka are in her pocket. Kvitova isn't until proven otherwise though.

And that isn't something does all the time to other opponents?! :shrug: You trying too hard son. Well let's wait and see how Stosur is gonna do with Vika..we all know how Serena does with Vika..so if Sammy is as good as you wanna make us believe, shouldn't be no problem at all. :lol:

Kvitova IS in Serena's pocket till the day she beats Serena oh no wait..let's just make it: takes a set off of Serena.
:wavey:

danieln1
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:30 PM
Anyone but Sharapova and Azarenka.

Whenever Srrena plays them, she just has hate in her eyes, and will seek revenge for life after losing that 04 Wimbledon final to sharapova and losing that Miami final to Azarenka.

dangalak
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:41 PM
And that isn't something does all the time to other opponents?! :shrug: You trying too hard son. Well let's wait and see how Stosur is gonna do with Vika..we all know how Serena does with Vika..so if Sammy is as good as you wanna make us believe, shouldn't be no problem at all. :lol:

Kvitova IS in Serena's pocket till the day she beats Serena oh no wait..let's just make it: takes a set off of Serena.
:wavey:

Sammy is going to get pawned by Azarenka.

As for Kvitova, 2 of those matches were before 2011. Considering you guys whine how Hingis was lucky to embarrass WS so often cuz they were still "raw" even though they were GS champions at the time, those 2 losses mean nothing.

bandabou
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:45 PM
Sammy is going to get pawned by Azarenka.

As for Kvitova, 2 of those matches were before 2011. Considering you guys whine how Hingis was lucky to embarrass WS so often cuz they were still "raw" even though they were GS champions at the time, those 2 losses mean nothing.

;)

Embarass who?! Serena beat Hingis quite handily to win the ' 99 u.s. open, no?! :shrug:
Anyways, fine...then the h2h is still 1-0. :wavey:

goldenlox
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:47 PM
I also expect Vika to get past Sam. I think Vika is going to be in the final.
On their best days, Stosur probably has the most game after Serena, and maybe Petra.
But Sam and Petra have so many off days.
Vika, Maria, and Kerber are more solid, but have less chance to beat in form Serena than Sam(on Stosur's best day)

Mary Cherry.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:54 PM
Shino.

Adrian.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:55 PM
Shino.

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:haha::haha::haha::bowdown: