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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

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ESPN's McKendrick (?) : "This is all the makings of icing the kicker. You call a time out before the kicker has a game winner."

like Sloane was about to serve out this match?

Was she on the verge of beating Azarenka?


why is everyone in an uproar?
Azarenka could have easily taken a bathroom break instead of MTO for the same reason.

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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 09:13 AM   #2
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

She's really lucky to get as many games as she did in.
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

Umm no
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

we will never know, momentum is a powerful thing, if it had got to 5 all who knows? Even if Sloane had won the second set, Vika still had plenty of tie to regain composure in the 3rd set.
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

Oh please, give me a break she should have gotten another breadstick if anything. Its not like Azarenka was playing that well but Stephens was just terrible.
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

Don't be ridiculous!
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 10:46 AM   #7
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

Dont think so
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

Is the current Pope Jewish?
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

No.

You never know what might have happened, but...no.
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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #10
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

I doubt it but Sloane obviously had the momentum and to stop play because you were scared of her groundstrokes and couldn't handle it so you had trouble breathing...well
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

No.

Did this really need a new thread?
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

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I doubt it but Sloane obviously had the momentum and to stop play because you were scared of her groundstrokes and couldn't handle it so you had trouble breathing...well
lol Sloane had the momentum, but it wasn't her FH keeping her in the match
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

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I doubt it but Sloane obviously had the momentum and to stop play because you were scared of her groundstrokes and couldn't handle it so you had trouble breathing...well
Uh what? Sloane's groundstrokes weren't doing anything, it was her pushing and Azarenka's choking/injury/whatever that kept her in the match.

And I disagree that she had momentum, everything that was happening was happening because of Azarenka. Sloane never had an ounce of momentum in the entire match.
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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #14
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

Sloane never settled into the match, but tactically she didn't use any of her strengths to be competitive with Azarenka. There were glimpses of what she could do/can do in the future, but it wasn't nearly enough to get a set.
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Re: Was Sloane on the verge of beating Azarenka?

lol, no
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