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will Simona ever win a 2nd slam now ?

everyone was saying that Simona was a shoe-in for her second slam ,that no one left in the draw could stop Claylep from hoisting another RG trophy turns out not to be the case .

she's not getting any younger and there are some serious young players getting better and better by the day ,including ones that can play on clay ..so will Simona ever win a second slam or no
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Will she ever win another title? She thinks she's too big to play MMs now, but she can't win anything above that level. I'm still at a loss to explain how she lost a final to Mertens.
She needs a real coach, but I'm not sure any big-time coach is interested in working with her. They know she's a limited talent who seems satisfied with what she's already achieved, and she's too emotionally attached to Cahill. Look at all the younger girls coming up now with so much more potential. Anisimova, Vondrousova, Andreescu, Swiatek, Osaka...Taking on Simona at 27/28, with her established refusal to develop her game beyond grinding, seems a fool's errand. I've been saying for years she'll retire by 29, and it's looking more and more like her only goal left is the 2020 Olympics. Once she loses there, she'll quit.
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Re: will Simona ever win a 2nd slam now ?

Barring any serious injury, she is still in contention for most slams as long as she keeps up her form. If her game fades like Sam Stosur, then can be safe to say she's done.
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Hopefully not. I was reading a New Yorker profile before the French and it was pretty obvious she lacks the motivation to do so. Never seemed like a multi-Slam winner to me.

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She was extremely lucky to win her 1st with Sloane choking massively in the final. I thought this unbelievable cakewalk draw was going to result in the same amount of luck but thankfully she was stomped out by a 17 year old.

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She will win Wimbledon next month!
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Yes. She will.

Whatever happens definitely wont be decided by a retarded poll on TF.
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She looks satisfied with her one slam and countless other achievements, much like Wozniacki.

But while Caroline still has to overcome challenges that have haunted her for all her carreer, like getting past Wimbledon R4 e finally winning the USO, and therefore goals to reach, Simona has literally no unfinished business.

So who knows? she might get one more, but I frankly see her retiring in 2020 once/if she slips away from top 30.
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Will she ever win another title? She thinks she's too big to play MMs now, but she can't win anything above that level. I'm still at a loss to explain how she lost a final to Mertens.
She needs a real coach, but I'm not sure any big-time coach is interested in working with her. They know she's a limited talent who seems satisfied with what she's already achieved, and she's too emotionally attached to Cahill. Look at all the younger girls coming up now with so much more potential. Anisimova, Vondrousova, Andreescu, Swiatek, Osaka...Taking on Simona at 27/28, with her established refusal to develop her game beyond grinding, seems a fool's errand. I've been saying for years she'll retire by 29, and it's looking more and more like her only goal left is the 2020 Olympics. Once she loses there, she'll quit.
honestly Halep should feel Lucky with this one slam trophy, and maybe she can surprise and go on playing a bit longer than we think, maybe just no longer having the high hopes of winning something but more playing for fun

a Pennetta, Schiavone also went on for quite a while, despite all those near trophy wins but just barely ended up losing in a semi final or final, with Pennetta winning a slam in the last career days being a bit of a miracle

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Re: will Simona ever win a 2nd slam now ?

What we've seen at RG this year is many of the seeds knocked out early for various reasons, being badly prepared, ill, or unfit. There will always be opportunities. Few players on WTA seem to be good at defending the big points. If she can stay fit, she can go to the next few slams with few points to defend, I think Simona can do it again.
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Sometimes a generation that sucks needs to be sacrificed for the good of the sport. The post Belgians and pre Ostapenko generation falls in that case, they'll probably never dominate the tour, which is actually good.

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Re: will Simona ever win a 2nd slam now ?

Not sure if she'll Never Win Another. However, I feel she's done winning one for the rest of the season, and maybe into 2020 AO?

She may have her chances at next years FO, wanting to redeem herself. But she maybe happy with her one...We'll see?

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Re: will Simona ever win a 2nd slam now ?

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Hopefully not. I was reading a New Yorker profile before the French and it was pretty obvious she lacks the motivation to do so. Never seemed like a multi-Slam winner to me.

She never seemed like even a single slam winner to me, but since there are so many very generous women on the WTA willing to gift wins on a whim, you just never know.


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Re: will Simona ever win a 2nd slam now ?

I think she can. On her day, she's still the best clay courter out there. And she's pretty good on hard courts, too. I agree that her mentality isn't as dynamic at the moment, but if she sticks around for three to five more years, she may rediscover that fire. Right now, the French Open is wide-open, and if she can keep her form at a fairly decent level, she's going to be a good choice to win another one for the next few years. Until this loss, she looked like the best choice to win the French, didn't she? She came out flat against Amanda today and paid the price. But it doesn't suddenly mean she's no longer a threat.
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Hopefully we will always have talent like Anisimova to stop that happening.

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