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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

I always felt uneasy, whenever Serena is in the slam QF
There's always chance for drama
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 09:29 AM   #2
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

another thread? Player forums..
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 09:30 AM   #3
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

Any examples?
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 10:59 AM   #4
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

There is no quarter finals curse where Serena is concerned. She has won 16 grand slam titles and she's not gonna win them all. I think a lot of people believe that she's gonna win this grand slam because she was given the title before she won her seven matches.

Anything can happen in a grand slam and a lot of times Chrissy, Pam, and the tennis media automatically say that Serena is gonna win, but a lot can happen in 2 weeks. Just look how she went out at the FO.

All of these players still must win 7 matches to hold up the title and anything can happen on that road. Sloane would just love to get this one title and she had better fight like hell because she's come too far not to fight til the end and her game is good enough to take out Vika if she can mentally keep it together and execute her game.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

I remember there were Sarin stans calling Serena Quarterena in 2007 or so
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

It's the round she's lost at most - 12 times now.

She even did the Quarterena Slam - RG 07 - Oz 08
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

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It's the round she's lost at most - 12 times now.

She even did the Quarterena Slam - RG 07 - Oz 08
Jankovic did Sarin a favour
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

Her QF @ the AO are always a mess except for 2003 and 2005.

2001 vs Hingis
2007 vs Peer
2008 vs Jankovic
2009 vs Kuznetsova
2010 vs Azarenka
2012 vs Stephens

Usually she still manages to find a way to win though.
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

She has 3 curses
The 21 match winning streak
Quater finals
Three peat
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

Serena has made it to 34 slam QFs in her career (that ranks her 4th all time behind Steffi, Chris, and Navrat). She has made it to 22 SFs, so that means she's lost in the Quarters 12 times...
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

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It's the round she's lost at most - 12 times now.

She even did the Quarterena Slam - RG 07 - Oz 08
That was actually her 2nd QuarterRena Slam. The first QuarterRena Slam was 2000 USO - 2001 Wimbledon.
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

Yeah...the QF is the most difficult round..but boy once she gets past it, there ain't stopping her.
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

I wouldnt say she has a QF curse at all the slams but I would for sure say she has one at Roland Garros. It all goes back to that 2003 French Open SF Henin def S. Williams 6-2 4-6 7-5.

The tough part for Serena had to be that she was leading this match in the 3rd set. I don't feel this completely changed Serena's career because she obvisouly went on to win Wimbldeon right after this loss, however she was defending champion at the FO she had proven she can win here and in the midst of the "hand" incident the crowd totally went against her. Serena lost her focus and Justine took advantage and the match. Following this loss she has NEVER gotten past the QF in Paris.

I hate when people say her 02 run was a fluke or anything close to it when she beat the defending champion in route to slam #2 in Paris but I think this loss to Justine in 03 just tarnished Serena's record at the FO. Had she not won so emphatically against Capriati in 02 she wouldn't have the career slam and the 02 FO started her Serena Slam.

04- L to Capriati in QF 6-3 2-6 6-3

05-06- DNP Serena (has missed the FO 4 times in her career more than she has missed any other slam)

07- L to Henin in QF 6-4 6-3

08- L to Srebotnik in 3R 6-4 6-4

09- L to Kuznetsova in QF 7-6(3) 5-7 7-5

10- L to Stosur in QF 6-2 6-7(2) 8-6

11- DNP

12- L to Razzano 1R 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-3. (There is no coincidence Paris has had some of the worst moments in Serena's historic career)

All of these losses it just seems in close situations the FO (especially the QF) has been the ONLY exception to Serena's great play at slams. She is usually always been capable of saving MPs and coming back to win a tight match in a GS situation but in Paris it has not been the case. She has lead in many of these losses and besides 07&08 she took a set.

IMHO Serena has a mental block in her matches and she is never able to get herself over the "hump" in the QF or in Paris in general.

I hope this is the year she can break the "curse."
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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 04:43 AM   #15
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Re: Serena and Slam Quarter Finals Curse

As far as I'm concerned she could skip the FO for the rest of her career and it would be no loss. It's not like she's going to win there again.
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