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View Poll Results: Who will win?
1 Naomi Osaka (defending champion) 12 12.12%
2 Simona Halep 20 20.20%
3 Petra Kvitova 13 13.13%
4 Sloane Stephens 6 6.06%
5 Karolina Pliskova 4 4.04%
6 Elina Svitolina 3 3.03%
7 Kiki Bertens 3 3.03%
8 Angelique Kerber 7 7.07%
Seeds 9-32 (please specify in post) 20 20.20%
Other (please specify in post) 11 11.11%
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There were definite signs of improvement from Azarenka in Acapulco, certainly in her first two matches anyway. Then she got her yips back on her FH. Will be interesting to see what version of Vika shows up. I don't see anything else than a straight sets win for Serena regardless, but stranger things have happened...

It's not like Serena's draw gets any easier from there though
The forehand was bad in all of her matches. But Kenin was the first quality opponent that could put pressure on the weaker aspects of her game.
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The forehand was bad in all of her matches. But Kenin was the first quality opponent that could put pressure on the weaker aspects of her game.
That's true. I guess it's not until it's put under sustained pressure that it really starts breaking down. Kenin, who's normally not known for her FH, was having the time of her life trading crosscourt
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That's true. I guess it's not until it's put under sustained pressure that it really starts breaking down. Kenin, who's normally not known for her FH, was having the time of her life trading crosscourt
Yh.

But I find that a player’s weakness will always show its face irrespective of whether their opponent is aware of it. Let’s assume that Kenin was simply retrieving well or serving well, Azarenka will feel the need to raise her level to pierce Kenin’s defence or to match Kenin’s easy service holds. And so she will naturally put pressure on all aspects of her game to produce this higher level of tennis. But because the forehand is such a technical mess, she routinely fails to achieve it.

It sounds almost redundant but Azarenka will always look great right up until the point that she doesn’t. That’s why people keep getting excited when she dominates a weak opponent that doesn’t pressure every aspect of her game & they make ridiculous claims that she is “back” or even that she is playing “top 5 tennis”.
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But I find that a playerís weakness will always show its face irrespective of whether their opponent is aware of it. Letís assume that Kenin was simply retrieving well or serving well, Azarenka will feel the need to raise her level to pierce Keninís defence or to match Keninís easy service holds.
Yes, at least in some cases. I was just thinking about how someone like Garcia can look great on her FH wing when allowed to dominate with it, while it will often spray like an unattended garden hose when put under pressure. Not sure exactly about the technical nature of Azarenka's FH as I don't follow her closely enough.
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Serena

Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."


Serena Williams Maria Sharapova Jelena Jankovic
A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki P. Kvitova
N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
A. Kournikova T. Paszek K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova
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R2

Top half

1 Osaka vs Mladenovic
Flipkens vs 25 Collins
23 Bencic vs Van Uytvanck
Alexandrova vs 13 Wozniacki

11 Sevastova vs WC Brengle
Puig vs 21 Kontaveit
28 Vekic vs (Q)Bonaventure
(Q)Doi vs 5 Ka. Pliskova

3 Kvitova vs Venus
(Q)McHale vs 30 Pavlyuchenkova
17 Keys vs Barthel
Kanepi vs 15 Goerges

9 Sabalenka vs Tomljanovic
WC Pegula vs 24 Tsurenko
26 SuŠrez Navarro vs (Q)Vikhlyantseva
Putintseva vs 8 Kerber

Bottom half

7 Bertens vs Linette
Konta vs 27 Hsieh
20 Muguruza vs WC Davis
Azarenka vs 10 Serena

16 Mertens vs WC Anisimova
Pera vs 18 Q. Wang
32 Cibulkova vs WC Andreescu
(Q)Voegele vs 4 Stephens

6 Svitolina vs Kenin
Gavrilova vs 29 Buzărnescu
19 Garcia vs Brady
Maria vs 12 Barty

14 Kasatkina vs Vondrousova
Zhang vs 22 Ostapenko
31 Sasnovich vs (Q)Kozlova
Strycova vs 2 Halep
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^^Some great R2 matches there, I hope they deliver starting today.
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Is Brady gonna kill Garcia's career lol

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Not a good tournament for many of the young girls

Potapova, Danilovic, Swiatek, Bouzkova, Stollar lost in Quali
Yastremska, Kuzmova and Lapko flopped in R1 of the main draw
(And Kostyuk, Zhuk, Galfi, Juvan and Zavatska did not even make the Quali draw.)

Only Andreescu, Vondrousova and Anisimova play well, won their R1 matches
And McNally - who qualified for the main draw - had a good tournament.

Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."


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A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki P. Kvitova
N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
A. Kournikova T. Paszek K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova
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18 yo Andreescu and 19 yo Vondrousova impressed so far !

Also sometimes people forget that Sabalenka (also into R4) is only 20 yo too


Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."


Serena Williams Maria Sharapova Jelena Jankovic
A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki P. Kvitova
N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
A. Kournikova T. Paszek K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova
GNTM 2018
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18 yo Andreescu and 19 yo Vondrousova reached the QF !

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Typical TF, all 4 leaders of the poll did not even reach the QF...

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At this point I am expecting a Bencic-Andreescu final. I hope Kerber takes it though just for that insufferable thread in GM to die.
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