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Disgusting, didn't try to hold serve in first set and that was it. Didn't try to volley. There goes another commanding H2H.

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Re: Wimbledon SF: Halep d. Svitolina 61 63

I suspect it was the pressure clouding Svitolinaís mind - because otherwise she and her coach should know itís not a good idea to let Halep dictate points.
Also surprised about how well Simona played drop shots.
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Halep d. Svitolina 61 63

1 hour and 13 min..... whether that will be the longest SF of today we’ll soon find out
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Halep d. Svitolina 61 63

Well, it's over.

Svitolina to me will always have this problem of being unable to raise her level or implement the right tactics when it counts (like Pliskova). That was an atrocious display, almost as if she didn't know why she was playing a Wimbledon SF (to be fair, neither do most of us). Its like she thought it was a P5 again and Halep will be subdued with her predictable CC grinding but it turns out its a Slam and Simona wasn't having it

Simona Didn't expect to see her at this stage of a Slam so soon after that lackluster display at the French, and all those weird comments about "chilling" in multiple interviews and press conferences, which really just made it seem like she lacked ambition to do anything more. But its worked! A final against Serena would be delicious

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Re: Wimbledon SF: Halep d. Svitolina 61 63

My God, what a performance by Simona! Elina obviously wasn't very good, but Simona was close to perfect. Just the one blip getting broken to love at 2-1.

I know Elina is no Serena, but if Simona plays like this Saturday, she can win. I guess I will have to pick against her once more. Can't risk jumping on the bandwagon now.
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Halep d. Svitolina 61 63

Congrats to Simona for her maiden Wimby final ... take a rest a show your best
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Halep d. Svitolina 61 63

Better player won. Halep in this form on this court can beat Serena as well
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Halep d. Svitolina 61 63

Good riddance, seriously how did she get this far in Wimbledon with that kind of game.
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Halep d. Svitolina 61 63

Congrats to Halep - far superior to Svitolina. At the same time, I still don't think Halep's play was all that great. Svitolina mostly didn't hit hard and kept hitting cross court shots barely past the service box into Halep's strike zone for her to blast it down the line. Serena (barring a major upset by Strycova) will not be giving balls like that to Simona in the final. She will not be able to regularly rally comfortably for 6+ shots until she gets the perfect shot to hit a winner. Excited to see the final.
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Halep d. Svitolina 61 63

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I can't @ all the short balls and passive groundstrokes she was hitting today, and expecting Halep to gift her the errors her opponents in R3, R4 and QF did.
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Elina has to realize that sitting back and waiting for errors against an opponent who barely makes them is not a recipe for success.
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Svitolina...tried pushing and scrambling meters behind the baseline but Halep was too solid and this play won't work on grass.
Looks like we're all on the same page. I was bit surprised to see such a weak game plan from Svitolina, but then again, I probably shouldn't have been.
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This is so boring,
Elina is so extra pushy here
And I fall asleep in the middle of the second set

Congratulation Simone for the first Wimbledon final
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I thought this would be so long after the first 2 games

Simona was the agressive one from beginning to end(26 winners!). Svitolina just didn’t know what she wanted to do. She seemed very apathetic.
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As if we have to rely on Serena to save tennis

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Re: Wimbledon SF: Halep d. Svitolina 61 63

Halep was fantastic.

<svi>tolina was abysmal. Literally had no plan out there. Just pushed the ball to the middle of the court.
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Halep d. Svitolina 61 63

Elina generally reverts to push mode when she's nervous, and she was always going to be nervous in her first grand slam semi (there's a reason she's never got to this point before). I'm not at all surprised that she came out so incredibly tentative, and I'm pleased that Simona was able to expose that and win by being the more aggressive player. It's a good lesson for Elina that pushing just isn't good enough to win at this stage of a tournament, and she'll be happy just to have broken her slam duck regardless.

Hopefully we get the Simona/Serena final we've been waiting for! Excellent match from Simona which is really fantastic to see after the somewhat tough year she's had.
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