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On the ATP side, I heard "Coric has a big FH" the other day I think.
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Chris Evert and Cliff Drysdale were discussing how Kerber had such a good year last year but why now she has slipt. Evert basically said it's both physical and mental, and then Drysdale asked Shriver for her opinion....she waited a second and said..."I think it's a very different feeling to play with the roof being closed. There's so many more people watching this match because all the other courts have stopped play..."


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In 2009 Her sister spelled it B-E-L-E-I-V-E causing quite an awkward moment in the stadium.
No. The awkward moment was when Pam replied "Close enough" and ran off


Then later another awkward moment with the "your next opponent is "Wick-meyer"
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In 2009 Melanie had a run to the USO QFs as an unseeded 17 year old. She beat four better known and higher ranked Russians, including Sharapova and world #4 Dementieva, each time by losing the first set and coming back to win in three. As an American making such an unexpected run, a lot of buzz and hype was generated at the time. Part of it was the "BELIEVE" slogan, which the Oudin family, coach, etc. all had stamped in large letters on their T-shirts (Melanie herself closed her retirement announcement this year with the word "Believe").

So before the QF started, Pam interviewed Melanie's little sister (around 12, I think) in the player's box and said something to the effect "I am sure you can spell BELIEVE for me", probably thinking she was giving an easy opportunity to the girl, since it had been on her shirt and her family's shirts all these days. Her sister spelled it B-E-L-E-I-V-E causing quite an awkward moment in the stadium.
to be fair. I think the girl was younger than 12. but it was cringe-worthy for sure.

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"I wonder if her dad said to her when she was 12, listen, you're not gonna be a looker, you're not gonna be a Sharapova"

Besides being sexist and all - this is very stupid cuz there wasn't a Sharapova when Bartoli was 12.
That was said by John Inverdale from the UK, everyone hates him including lots of British Athletes. He is an idiot and a woman hater. There have been calls for him to be sacked time and time again but it never happens!
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Usually I listen to Cantonese (my home language) commentating matches.

They just love to say many players are very powerful, generate a lot of pace in their shots, and can blow their opponents off. For example: Svitolina, Halep, Kerber and sometime Wozniacki. I mean seriously, do they know tennis? In my eyes, only Serena, Kvitova, Keys and Pliskova can be in this category. Even Muguruza and Sharapova doesn't have that kind of fire power now.

Another example is they (including English) always say Maria Sharapova has the greatest mentality, I agree when she is in behind, but when she is leading, you can almost for sure she will lose the service game she is serving for the set/match for the 1st time, and always neglect her vulnerability in service faults
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The only player with more firepower than Maria is Serena. Those two are in a class all by themselves
false. Maria doesnt serve that fast and she doesnt have that big a ground game. I wouldnt even put her in the top five. Theres several players that have more firepower than her and even serena. The girl who just destroyed the defending champion (osaka) hits harder than both of them.

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"The world No. 5 sounded particularly peeved Thursday morning that Sharapova, the former No. 1 who has dropped all the way to No. 146 after serving a 15-month drug suspension, has played both her matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium while Wozniacki was exiled to an outside court."

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oh, I also heard an American commentator during Sloane's 1st round match, saying she was named among the best players not to win a title there.
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Her sister spelled it B-E-L-E-I-V-E causing quite an awkward moment in the stadium.
I would have been like "Close enough, back to you in the booth Chrissy"...
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Clerc is one of the commentators for ESPN Latin America. I feel like he always searches on Google which former player was the idol of whoever is playing at the moment so he can say that their games are so alike.

He was non-stop saying during the Konta v. Halep match at Wimbledon that Konta's forehand is SO like Graf's
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When Chris Evert said that Radwanska will win Roland Garros
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Years back Chrissie Evert said that Stosur's BHDTL was her "signature" shot Stosur's BHDTL could not be more awkward.

Chrissie also stated once that Ivanovic and Aga have "similar game styles"
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My friend is volunteering at the Miami Open and she said they both were in the bathroom at the same time after the second set and Bianca was making loud grunts possibly fake-shitting in order to annoy Angie between the second and third sets. But because of the handshake it's Angie that doesn't look very ladylike. Another well-constructed point by Bianca!
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Anything that comes out of McEnroe's ignorant mouth.
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Anything and any single letter Chris Ever says is stupid.
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