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post #31 of 54 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 2019, 10:51 AM
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

looks like a very tough draw for me don't get the random hype for Belinda all of a sudden ,she choked an International title and now everybody is saying she is going to win Wimbledon and be the next new no.1 let's see what happens ..
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

Honestly in all seriousness Belinda did not get the rub of the green from the draw gods this time around. It is true she is playing very well and had she wound out in any of the other three quarters her chances at reaching at least a semifinal would be pretty good. But she really did draw the short straw. I will say this however. If somehow she can manoeuvre her way through the draw from hell then there is no reason she can't win the title. I personally think anyone who can get through this top quarter has a pretty good shot to win the title. But yeah, it will be tough for her with that draw.
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What a bullshit. Most of those player, who she is SUPPOSED to play, won't make it that far, and/or are injured, and/or are out of form anyway. You can find exactly the same kind of draw in every possible slam for multiple players.

Just to remind you, Barty was "supposed" to play Hsieh, Williams, Osaka/Azarenka, Halep, Bertens/Stephens/Muguruza/whoeverelsewasthere to win her French Open. Did not meet even one of those players.

And can anyone enlighten me why unfit Serena Williams, whose level is barely top50 at very best, is presented as threat here?
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

Honestly, I have to agree that this is the best chance she'll have of reaching a semi for a while. There are a lot of big names in her quarter, but how many of them actually have the form to back it up at the moment?

1R: Pavlyuchenkova has been a walking bye since she beat Sloane in Melbourne - she's earned only 298 points since then. I see absolutely no reason for her to turn things around here.
2R: Kanepi hasn't won a match at Wimbledon since 2014.
3R: Vekic will still be mentally destroyed from her loss in the Nottingham final. She beat Bencic on clay because she had no pressure and Bencic hates the surface more than her, but here she will face the pressure of defending big points for the first time, while Bencic can hit freely. This looks like a straight-forward win to me. Riske has never been to the second week at Wimbledon and this won't change this year.
4R: Barty is the only person she might meet here that could give her problems, but this is a nice matchup for Belinda, as she can use Ashleigh's forehand pace and has the rally tolerance to deal with her slice spam. She would eat Muguruza for breakfast, too
QF: She already beat Kerber on grass this year and she'd eviscerate Serena for her lack of movement. No chance she gives either of these a look at the match.

There isn't actually a single player she could meet in this tournament that she shouldn't expect to win against. I see no reason why she can't make the semi, and once she does that the tournament is essentially hers. Even if Peak Pliskova came to play, which it won't, we saw how that matchup goes in Indian Wells. It'll only be worse on grass.
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

Ha. No.
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

With that draw it is not very likely.

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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

I put a bet on her to win the whole thing a few days ago cause the odds were 25/1 which I thought was harsh. I don't see why the odds are so stacked against her, she plays well on grass and has had a great year so far.
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

Belinda just mowed through Pavs...meanwhile Kanepi barely crawled past Voegele. Belinda should win her next round, though it may be a little tougher than Pavs.

One down, four to go. Belinda's 20% of the way there!!!

Sloane and Venus and Su-Wei and Angie and Donna and Danielle and Pavs and Alize and Margarita and Amanda and Elise and Kiki B and Xinyu and Anett and Kaia and Cici and Mandy and Petko and Lauren and Vika and Bianca and Naomi and AKS and Vera and Belinda and Cori and Shelby and Eugenie and Serena
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

This draw is horrible, isn't it?

Pavlyuchenkova and Kanepi are probably the best unseeded players in the draw
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

A routine win for Belinda over Kanepi...Riske next! That could be tough, but Belinda's in stunning form right now.

Sloane and Venus and Su-Wei and Angie and Donna and Danielle and Pavs and Alize and Margarita and Amanda and Elise and Kiki B and Xinyu and Anett and Kaia and Cici and Mandy and Petko and Lauren and Vika and Bianca and Naomi and AKS and Vera and Belinda and Cori and Shelby and Eugenie and Serena
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

I was just thinking she has a great chance to do so. Her draw is not easy, but she's been due for a slam breakthrough since the beginning of 2018 and seems to be playing pretty well. I did not watch today's match, and Kanepi is hot or cold, but beating her easily at a slam is nothing to scoff at. BB will also fly under the radar, which often helps.

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Yeah. I think she will. She is probably the strongest player left in the top half. Serena doesn't look like she will last. Bencic is perfect against Riske (R3) and beat her here last year. Then there's Barty (R4), they have never played but Bencic won't be bothered by the slice at all. It will go directly into Bencic's backhand who will swat it on the rise. QF could face Serena, but more likely Suarez. Against either she has an excellent chance. Then, SF could be Sloane or Petra. That could be where it ends for her.
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

Riske and Barty, that's the trickiest you can face on grass to reach the quarter. Riske will be the first step to only earn this five stars trophy.

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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

Bencic is out, great comeback from Alison, but a HUGE implosion from Bencic. The biggest thing stopping her from making a slam semi is herself.
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I don’t yet trust her to deliver without calling her coach every 5 minutes.

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