PDA

View Full Version : WWW US Open QF : Sam Stosur versus HC Genius Victoria Azarenka ?


Vikapower
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:47 AM
The H2h is 6-0 and Sammy hasn't taken a single set to Victoria on this surface. Their closest match was Los Angeles 2008 Victoria won 6-4 7-6(4) since then Victoria hasn't lost more than 3 games.

Can't see Sammy giving problems to Victoria in her prime on this surface. A routine win for Victoria though Stosur shouldn't be dissatisfied. She would have made the most out of her difficult draw. Let's do this Vika. :cheer:

Jimmie48
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:48 AM
The only one that can possibly stop Vika this week is Serena, she won't lose to anybody else.

Serenita
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:49 AM
Vika is going to wipe the floor with Sam.
6-2 6-1

flareon
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:49 AM
I think sam will win a set this time around, I just feel it but we shall see.

John.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:49 AM
Can't see Sam even making this close. Vika in 2

pierce85
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:50 AM
Hard court germ will win

sxeraserhead
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:50 AM
Stosur will be lucky to win 4 games with her groundstrokes today...

Miracle Worker
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:51 AM
Bye Sammy :wavey:

Patrick345
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:52 AM
The only one that can possibly stop Vika this week is Serena, she won't lose to anybody else.

Sharapova could. She plays that court like it is clay. And Im not completely writting off Stosur either. She seems so at ease with her game at the US Open, when she is not wasting nine matchpoints against Robson.

Jimmie48
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:55 AM
Sharapova could. She plays that court like it is clay. And Im not completely writting off Stosur either. She seems so at ease with her game at the US Open, when she is not wasting nine matchpoints against Robson.

Sharapova has her hands full getting past Petrova first.

You`re clearly right, they`re both dangerous opponents. But Vika has been so stable so far, just look at today's match. Tatishvilli made her work for it but she still won with a comfortable scoreline, most other players would have at least dropped a set to her.

I really don't see any of these players hurting her this week. Just Serena, because she's the only one who intimidates her.

saul1333
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:59 AM
Hopefully she can keep up the dominance :)

Aliz Molik
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:59 AM
I agree that their h2h is pretty lopsided but nothing is ever that certain in SEWTA. Sam has had a much tougher draw than Vika and has come through it pretty well.

GrandMartha
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:00 AM
The only one that can possibly stop Vika this week is Serena, she won't lose to anybody else.

Wozniacki can. Ooops, she's now on a golf course chasing after her fugly boyfriend :oh:

dok-stos
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:02 AM
People didn't think Stosur could beat Williams last year, look how that turned out ;)
Sam will be the under dog, Sam will have the crowd on her side.
Hopefully Sam, but it's going to be a great match either way :cheer:

Fighterpova
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:03 AM
4 games max for Sam.

DragonFlame
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:03 AM
Vika is going to rip that backhand apart... Stosur has got to really improve.

hingisGOAT
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:06 AM
All these stupid boring flat ball-bashing screamers that Serena beats routinely every time need to GTFO, I'm sick of them ruining WTA by winning or losing every match against each other 6-1 6-0. We need more players with variety of play styles. Bartoli beating Kvitova was already an EXCELLENT result for the sport, and if Petrova can knock out Screamapova it will be an excellent result as well. Stosur winning would be best for WTA.

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:07 AM
Vika is going to wipe the floor with Sam.
6-2 6-1

i hope that you're right. :yeah: :wavey:

cellophane
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:08 AM
I hope Sam doesn't embarrass herself again...:unsure:

it-girl
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:08 AM
Vika is looking pretty strong.

StoneRose
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:13 AM
Vika is going to rip that backhand apart... Stosur has got to really improve.Agree,Sam's backhand was awful today but Laura didn't play enough balls to it. Vika will.

jameshazza
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:17 AM
I don't know these courts REALLY suit Sam, if she's relaxed she can certainly trouble Azarenka. The main thing is though that the only players Sam rips her BH against are Maria and Serena. Clearly she needs to do that against Azarenka and if she does, she can more than trouble her.

Keadz
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:18 AM
I just want Sam to be somewhat competitive off the ground. Usually these matches involve Sam playing passive from the start due to nerves, then gets smothered from the start of the match till the end, with her serve getting a few cheap points.

She has changed her luck with Sharapova of late, keeping the matches competitive. I don't see any reason why she can't do the same with Azarenka.

The crowd should play their part as well. But straight sets for Azarenka obviously.

Huntress55
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:19 AM
I feel like Sam will player a better match than she usually does against Vika. Can she get the win though? I dont know, doesnt look good but I just want a competitive match. Sam wont be the favourite which will help her.

danieln1
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:24 AM
Go Sam :rocker2:

Fighterpova
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:44 AM
I take back what I previously said about Sam winning 4 games. She seems to love playing here and I think it can be competitive if she plays her best.

6-3 7-5 for Vika best case scenario.
6-1 6-2 for Vika worst case scenario.

hobahobaspirit
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:46 AM
All these stupid boring flat ball-bashing screamers that Serena beats routinely every time need to GTFO, I'm sick of them ruining WTA by winning or losing every match against each other 6-1 6-0. We need more players with variety of play styles. Bartoli beating Kvitova was already an EXCELLENT result for the sport, and if Petrova can knock out Screamapova it will be an excellent result as well. Stosur winning would be best for WTA.

Yeah right, cause Bartoli and Petrova don't hit the ball flat and hard like Kvitova and Sharapova :haha:

RenaSlam.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:50 AM
Victoria will destroy Sam's backhand.

hingisGOAT
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:17 AM
Yeah right, cause Bartoli and Petrova don't hit the ball flat and hard like Kvitova and Sharapova :haha:

If you can't tell the difference between all those players I feel sorry for you :shrug: I'll spell it out though: Azarenka and Sharapova are slow as hell ball-bashers, hitting the same ball over and over again all match long.

Petrova, in addition to being able to hammer serves at 120mph, is a great volleyer and hits with pretty heavy spin on her forehand.

Bartoli takes the ball early and plays a lot of angles, in addition to having a nice slice serve.

Neither of them are robotic, one-tone ball-bashers

Chance
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:18 AM
i just saw their H2H . Well it's good to see Sam get this far....

Chim
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:01 AM
It's a nightmare match-up for Sam. But she usually plays well when she is the underdog. Mircale could happen!

tennisfan5
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:03 AM
People didn't think Stosur could beat Williams last year, look how that turned out ;)
Sam will be the under dog, Sam will have the crowd on her side.
Hopefully Sam, but it's going to be a great match either way :cheer:

yes, but sam had troubled serena in the past

tennisfan5
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:04 AM
Sam needs to serve lights out to make this competitive

LUVMIRZA
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:21 AM
Victoria knows how to play Sam. Dont think it will be a competitve match. Sam lost a set against Lapchenko or someone right? Straights for Vika:cheer::cheer:

Serenus Christ
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:41 AM
You've tugged at it before Vika, but now its time to SNATCH.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/coconutsodas/anime/sheree-wig.gif

stromatolite
Sep 3rd, 2012, 06:21 AM
Sam will find her serve from the first three rounds and Vika won't get a look in. Contrary to popular opinion, Vika doesn't return Sam's serve effortlessly, Sam's problem in the past has that she has rarely served well against her. Her serving in the first three rounds, and even in flashes last night, has been GOAT. Sam in 2.

Buitenzorg
Sep 3rd, 2012, 06:29 AM
again, people seems underestimated Stosur :lol:

this is WTA, and anything can happen, looks what was happen today when Bartoli def Kvitova :p

Yashal
Sep 3rd, 2012, 06:53 AM
The crowd won't be a problem, Vika has already played and won matches with the stadium against her.
I hope something like 6-3 6-2, but maybe there will be a tie-break, but still Vika in 2.

graffite
Sep 3rd, 2012, 07:10 AM
I guess ever since they cloned that sheep, anything is possible </frasier>.

Talula
Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:12 AM
Vika. Better all round player.

Beat
Sep 3rd, 2012, 09:26 AM
fingers crossed stosur will be GOAT and make the impossible possible.

oh yeah i guess
Sep 3rd, 2012, 09:31 AM
Sam will find her serve from the first three rounds and Vika won't get a look in. Contrary to popular opinion, Vika doesn't return Sam's serve effortlessly, Sam's problem in the past has that she has rarely served well against her. Her serving in the first three rounds, and even in flashes last night, has been GOAT. Sam in 2.

I disagree however I must say that's a pretty ballsy call to suggest that Stosur would win in straights against a player who has no problem defeating her time after time and who has never really even gone close to losing against Stosur. And I haven't seen much to suggest that this QF result will be any different.

ArmAroundYou
Sep 3rd, 2012, 09:50 AM
Should be closer than their previous meetings. Not sure if Stosur will take a set this time, but she's been looking in fine form and, most importantly, extremely relaxed. That's the mindset she needs going into this match. Serve must remain unshakeable. This match-up shouldn't yield such a lopsided H2H.

With that said, I expect Azarenka to come through in two sets.

stromatolite
Sep 3rd, 2012, 09:56 AM
I disagree however I must say that's a pretty ballsy call to suggest that Stosur would win in straights against a player who has no problem defeating her time after time and who has never really even gone close to losing against Stosur. And I haven't seen much to suggest that this QF result will be any different.

If Sam serves as well as the first three rounds I think Vika will struggle to break her, whereas Vika's serve is always vulnerable. In that case a straight sets win is more likely than a 3-set win IMO. Of course if Sam doesn't serve well the usual result - a straight sets win for Vika - is the more likely outcome. We will see.

gc-spurs
Sep 3rd, 2012, 10:10 AM
Vika will win but it will be something like 6-3/4 7-5. Sam won't be slayed, match will last at least 90 mins.

Shivank17
Sep 3rd, 2012, 10:22 AM
Sammy it was a nice tourney. :hug:

Pops Maellard
Sep 3rd, 2012, 10:34 AM
Accidentally voted Stosur :lol:.

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 3rd, 2012, 10:34 AM
I still think that Sam will win this one. In three sets.

35435
Sep 3rd, 2012, 10:49 AM
If Stosur wins this match, she'll win the title. I think she'll win 0-6 6-4 7-6!

ArmAroundYou
Sep 3rd, 2012, 10:56 AM
If Stosur wins this match, she'll win the title. I think she'll win 0-6 6-4 7-6!

That would be one hell of a story and I can't think of a nicer, humbler player for it to happen to. Beating her two masters back-to-back and proving last year's title wasn't a fluke by beating Serena Williams, again. I'd take that.

Hlavackova
Sep 3rd, 2012, 11:04 AM
Vika please

Sam L
Sep 3rd, 2012, 11:07 AM
Let's put it this way, she won't be "dancing" after this round. :lol:

But in a way I want her to reach the final against Serena. She's going to be crushed. :lol:

cehowardrx7
Sep 3rd, 2012, 11:20 AM
The only one that can possibly stop Vika this week is Serena, she won't lose to anybody else.

Not only that, Serena must have her A game to win too.

IMO, Ararenka, is the next heir to the Woman's Tennis Throne after Serena steps down. IMO, she is more consistent then most of the top players. Just my opinion, and I don't even like her. Hate that noise!!

:(

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:30 PM
Sam may surprise. But Vika should take this in 2 close sets.

Ballbasher
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:25 PM
I agree that their h2h is pretty lopsided but nothing is ever that certain in SEWTA. Sam has had a much tougher draw than Vika and has come through it pretty well.
Panova = Martic
Flipkens = Gallovits-Hall
Zheng > Lepchenko
Tatishvili < Robson

Where has Sam's draw been tougher? :confused:

Cosmic Voices
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:29 PM
It sucks for Sam to be in vikas quarter!
Wish she was in the bottom half on the draw

Michalka
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:33 PM
Vika in 2 - 6-3 6-2

dangalak
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:35 PM
Sharapova has her hands full getting past Petrova first.

You`re clearly right, they`re both dangerous opponents. But Vika has been so stable so far, just look at today's match. Tatishvilli made her work for it but she still won with a comfortable scoreline, most other players would have at least dropped a set to her.

I really don't see any of these players hurting her this week. Just Serena, because she's the only one who intimidates her.

Why, because she's black and is built like David Ferrer? :lol:

Nobody intimidates Azarenka. I think you should've gotten that memo around USO R3 11, YEC F 11, W SF 12.

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:44 PM
Why, because she's black and is built like David Ferrer? :lol:

Nobody intimidates Azarenka. I think you should've gotten that memo around USO R3 11, YEC F 11, W SF 12.

Matches which she all lost :tape:.

Beat
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:46 PM
Panova = Martic
Flipkens = Gallovits-Hall
Zheng > Lepchenko
Tatishvili < Robson

Where has Sam's draw been tougher? :confused:

the draw is what you get at the beginning of the tournament, stosur had clijsters and na in her section. just saying.

Break My Rapture
Sep 3rd, 2012, 01:58 PM
Matches which she all lost :tape:.
And what does that have to do with not being intimidated?
the draw is what you get at the beginning of the tournament, stosur had clijsters and na in her section. just saying.
That poster was talking about "the draw she has had", in other words the players she has faced, which are not tougher. Stosur didn't even end up facing Li and Clijsters so I don't know why your claim would make sense.

Sammo
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:06 PM
Hardvcourt genius Azarenka? Stosur's won the US Open which is more relevant than the AO :)

Shivank17
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:36 PM
^ And why is that? :cuckoo: All slams are equally important. :shrug:

Rest Maria!
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:39 PM
Plus Vuvurenka has won way more HC titles than Stosur and Sam is as good on clay as she is on HC, not the case with Vuvurenka whose best surface is HC by far.

Sammo
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:40 PM
^ And why is that? :cuckoo: All slams are equally important. :shrug:

Hahaha, NO. Lindsay Davenport already said it when she won Wimbledon: I've won the 2 most important tournaments in the world, Wimbledon and the US Open, few people can say that. US Open is the most important hardcourt tournament and Wimbledon is Wimbledon, and Roland Garros is a mess with an obnoxious crowd, the least prizemoney of the 4 GS, and the worst facilities.

SAEKeithSerena
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:40 PM
Azarenka in two easy sets.

Shivank17
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:44 PM
Hahaha, NO. Lindsay Davenport already said it when she won Wimbledon: I've won the 2 most important tournaments in the world, Wimbledon and the US Open, few people can say that. US Open is the most important hardcourt tournament and Wimbledon is Wimbledon, and Roland Garros is a mess with an obnoxious crowd, the least prizemoney of the 4 GS, and the worst facilities.

Talking about facilities, roof? :shrug:
Just cause Lindsay said that, it doesn't mean its true. :rolleyes:
Serena says she prefers AO over USO, and Serena has more slams than Lindsay. :wavey:

And besides, we will see who is better, the reigning AO champ or the reigning USO champ. :oh:

hurricanejeanne
Sep 3rd, 2012, 03:58 PM
Hahaha, NO. Lindsay Davenport already said it when she won Wimbledon: I've won the 2 most important tournaments in the world, Wimbledon and the US Open, few people can say that. US Open is the most important hardcourt tournament and Wimbledon is Wimbledon, and Roland Garros is a mess with an obnoxious crowd, the least prizemoney of the 4 GS, and the worst facilities.

Seeing as Lindsay won Wimbledon in 1999 and turned around to win the Australian Open in 2000 this negates your point. Now on an emotional level the US Open is important to Lindsay because she's an American and Wimbledon because it's fucking Wimbledon. But I recall Lindsay jumping around with joy after she won the Australian Open so I think it's a fair guess that winning that slam was just as important to her as her two earlier wins.
If the Australian Open wasn't good enough to be a major it wouldn't be, it's that simple. Same goes for any of the four majors. Just because a particular player is really good on a said surface or not does not cost the slam it's credibility.

shaktincredible
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:07 PM
Vika in easy two sets!

Jane Lane
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:05 PM
Hahaha, NO. Lindsay Davenport already said it when she won Wimbledon: I've won the 2 most important tournaments in the world, Wimbledon and the US Open, few people can say that. US Open is the most important hardcourt tournament and Wimbledon is Wimbledon, and Roland Garros is a mess with an obnoxious crowd, the least prizemoney of the 4 GS, and the worst facilities.

Pretty sure Stosur would give her left arm not to flop time and again in front of her home crowd. :shrug:

JeMa
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:09 PM
I can't call this because Vika has had absolutely no challenges at all this tournament so far. She can't be all that match tough coming into the tournament with one match on hard court before this tournament and all her matches here have been like some practice session.

If Sam comes out strong at the start she could pull it off if she doesn't collapse in the 2nd.

JeMa
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:12 PM
If Stosur wins this match, she'll win the title. I think she'll win 0-6 6-4 7-6!

No I think it might be Sam at 6-2 (after a 4-0 start against slow starting Vika),3-6,7-6

ikemstar
Sep 3rd, 2012, 11:28 PM
That would be one hell of a story and I can't think of a nicer, humbler player for it to happen to. Beating her two masters back-to-back and proving last year's title wasn't a fluke by beating Serena Williams, again. I'd take that.

It would be one hell of a story! And finding that "pot of gold" at the end of a rainbow is also one hell of a story. So was Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, come to think of it. In common with this Sam Stosur wish-fulfilment quote above, all are also fantasies!
I really wish people on TF would stop talking about what they "wish" would happen or "hope" for. Sam's a nice girl, a lovely humble girl. Awesome for her, but is that really a strategy to defeat her Master, who has bageled and bread-sticked her on multiple occasions? If you have a concrete reason for believing it, please state it! Goodness.

Reptilia
Sep 3rd, 2012, 11:57 PM
Samantha ain't putting up much of a fight :lol:

6-2 6-3

Excelscior
Sep 4th, 2012, 12:06 AM
Sam may finally pull this one off, especially after beating Robson (who's a bigger hitter with a better serve than Vika). It may of given her some confidence to beat the taller players with the flatter shots.

Plus, you gotta beat your nemesis sometime. :eek:

mdterp01
Sep 4th, 2012, 12:07 AM
Bye Mugsur!!!!!

jack daniels
Sep 4th, 2012, 02:25 AM
This will be a tight 3 set thriller

Pump-it-UP
Sep 4th, 2012, 02:28 AM
Azarenka fairly comfortably. But this court should allow Sam to make the sets a little closer than their previous meetings.

Brad[le]y.
Sep 4th, 2012, 02:29 AM
Stosur to win 5 games max. So NID :lol:

tennisfan5
Sep 4th, 2012, 02:35 AM
Sam may finally pull this one off, especially after beating Robson (who's a bigger hitter with a better serve than Vika). It may of given her some confidence to beat the taller players with the flatter shots.

Plus, you gotta beat your nemesis sometime. :eek:

Robson played like crap, Sam didn't play well. She'll need to pick it up a LOT

Stonerpova
Sep 4th, 2012, 02:48 AM
If Stosur returns well she's in with a shot. If she doesnt play relentlessly aggressive throughout Vika will rip her apart. Im thinking Vika in 2 tight sets.

Mistress of Evil
Sep 4th, 2012, 03:03 AM
The Falsetto Nightingale will devour Stosur's soul!

The 2nd Law
Sep 4th, 2012, 04:09 AM
I think Sam might make this interesting.

Linda R
Sep 4th, 2012, 07:16 AM
I really hope so, go Sammy!

Edy.
Sep 4th, 2012, 01:12 PM
Vika 62 61

Maria4Ever
Sep 4th, 2012, 02:09 PM
Sam in 3 sets

Patrick345
Sep 4th, 2012, 02:48 PM
The schedule certainly is an advantage for Stosur. Azarenka played three night matches and looked pretty awesome from the ground in all of them. The daytime match against Flipkins was by far her worst performance.

Raiden
Sep 4th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Sam may finally pull this one off, especially after beating Robson (who's a bigger hitter with a better serve than Vika). It may of given her some confidence to beat the taller players with the flatter shots.

Plus, you gotta beat your nemesis sometime. :eek:What? Sam is gonna beat Vika cuz she beat Robson? :haha:
Your ability to leap to that new bandwagon is worthy of a Charlton Heston stunt double. Wasn't Robson also a bigger flat hitter than Stosur herself before she lost? I guess the "what have you done for me lately" school has made a U-turn and put Stosur back ahead of her :lol:
.

Excelscior
Sep 4th, 2012, 03:48 PM
What? Sam is gonna beat Vika cuz she beat Robson? :haha:

Your ability to leap to that new bandwagon is worthy of a Charlton Heston stunt double. Wasn't Robson also a bigger flat hitter than Stosur herself before she lost? I guess the "what have you done for me lately" school has made a U-turn and put Stosur back ahead of her :lol:

Nah.

Just a joke/fate/inevitability thing. :lol:

I know Robson didn't play that well (and neither Sam for that matter). But since no one seemed to be picking her, I just threw it out there as "overcoming the hurdle pick".

However, when I thought about the possibilities after (another potential Masha vs Serena televised sacrifice/drubbing), I tempered my flippant thoughts and predictions. :haha:

justineheninfan
Sep 4th, 2012, 03:51 PM
Sam wasnt that impressive vs Robson. Robson herself played by far her best match vs Clijsters. She came down quite a bit for Na, but fortunately for her ErrorNa showed up and played a major crap match, then she went down a bit more for Sam and Sam still struggled to finish her off. Stosur looked awesome in the first 2 matches, and herself hasnt been able to keep up that level as the opponents got a bit tougher. Early last week I would have said she might have a shot vs her ultimate master Vika, but definitely not with her level of play the last couple rounds.