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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 04:32 AM   #16
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And saying Keys has a better future than Stephens is not hype? Who has Keys beaten? There is a case to be made that Kerber´s poor passive play all tournament was a result of own her back injury and Keys couldn´t take advantage like Stephens today. Stephens has shown an all around game with a good serve, a big forehand, some variety on the backhand and good volley skills. All I have seen from Keys so far is a big forehand and a big serve. Hradecka and Gajdosova possess those, too. Doesn´t mean shit, if you cannot defend.
The paradigm from the 1990s/early 2000s was to identify the young player with the most power. The assumption was that said player would eventually learn to harness that power and then dominate.

I think, for me, Henin really changed the paradigm a little. Defense matters a lot more than it used to, particularly the transition from defense to offense. Also, the reality is that many players have power they never learn to harness consistently.

I think we shouldn't hype either Stephens or Keys, but Stephens is the first teenager into a slam semi-final in since 2009 US Open (Wozniacki).
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 04:34 AM   #17
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It's too early too tell, luck played a huge role in her run.
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The paradigm from the 1990s/early 2000s was to identify the young player with the most power. The assumption was that said player would eventually learn to harness that power and then dominate.

I think, for me, Henin really changed the paradigm a little. Defense matters a lot more than it used to, particularly the transition from defense to offense. Also, the reality is that many players have power they never learn to harness consistently.

I think we shouldn't hype either Stephens or Keys, but Stephens is the first teenager into a slam semi-final in five years, I believe.
Don't forget about court speed. Slowing down all the damn courts turned defense into a luxury.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 05:08 AM   #19
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After her win @sloanetweets went from 17,000 followers to 35,000 followers
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For the moment yes. I somewhat suspect Keys to become better though.
yea looking at their games ud think that once they have matured further, madison keys would have a bigger game than sloane.

that being said..temperament is another big factor and sloane looks solid in that department. madison hasnt been around as long for us to make a case in this regard.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 05:19 AM   #21
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the angel, my baby Julian, you don't even like this chick. why are you creating all these threads about her? lemme go wake slamchamp up.
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the angel, my baby Julian, you don't even like this chick. why are you creating all these threads about her?
I only created this 1 thread about her and I don't have to like someone to create a thread about him/her, do I?
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Re: Is Sloane Stephens the new star USA have been waiting for?

GM always does the absolute most whenever an upset happens, proclaiming players as 'future' 'next big thing' 111

It's funny cause Solane fans, who have been following her, are not the ones hyping her up, but the fairweather fans. This match is probably the first time some of you even saw her play.
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I only created this 1 thread about her and I don't have to like someone to create a thread about him/her, do I?
no you're right. i'm sorry. but i don't like her anymore and so sick of seeing her name everywhere.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 05:32 AM   #25
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The hype machine is wild now. I hope Sloane can handle it.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 05:32 AM   #26
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Re: Is Sloane Stephens the new star USA have been waiting for?

She seems so motivated, fit, and full of weapons. I can't see her not being successful. Yes, this run has been somewhat lucky, but a lot of us saw this coming for a while now.

And maybe Keys will be a threat by Wimbledon.
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GM always does the absolute most whenever an upset happens, proclaiming players as 'future' 'next big thing' 111

It's funny cause Solane fans, who have been following her, are not the ones hyping her up, but the fairweather fans. This match is probably the first time some of you even saw her play.
EXACTLY. None of them took interest on Sloane before. Now they wanna jump in the bandwagon.
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no you're right. i'm sorry. but i don't like her anymore and so sick of seeing her name everywhere.
Why? Because she beat Serena?
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The hype machine is wild now. I hope Sloane can handle it.
I hope Laura knows how hard you work for her.
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Why? Because she beat Serena?
she's right up there with your girl.
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