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Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

The folks that matter in tennis will pay some respect to her anyway
A few nobodies from around here will eat s..t about her no matter what!
Life goes on!
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So cute off-court , so deadly on-court ! Simona Halep
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Yeah the only player who has been consistent at the top for last 5 years but she has such a boring game to watch

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Her career is full of ups and downs, openly spoke about dealing with pressure and nerves. Never had argument with an umpire, never beef with a player or say anything controversial. Just pure professional tennis player competing against bigger and stronger players.
This is similar to the point Louisa Thomas makes about Simona in her piece about her, in the New Yorker. She's someone in whom we are gifted, to be able to see in her how difficult the emotional component of the game is. The physical component of Simona's game is, in my view, unquestionable. It may well win out against Serena -- the game's most dominant athlete, only now not at her best. But it's her emotions I love -- because she's so clearly human, and so clearly decent. For me -- one of the great sportswomen of our time.
Catherine Whitaker british journalist and tennis podcast presenter said when simona won her first slam. She never seen so many journalist be happy for a player. Said so many of them have been there for her failures and felt with her and when she won it was like party atmosphere in the press conference. That speaks a lot of what kind of person she is
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Who did she beat though? This was her easiest draw yet
Um she beat Azarenka, it-girl Gauff, and top eight Svitolina. Ignoring that players reach slam finals all the time without being a top eight opponent, including whoever she will face in the final, the first two were tough mental tests too considering they came into the match with lots of form/hype. Huge fail of a post.
She beat a washed up former top player (what hype/form have you invented for Azarenka?) <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/scared.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Scared" class="inlineimg" /> a 15yo Slam debutante and a nervous player in her Slam SF debut? Let's not pretend her draw has been above MM level.
Don’t make me bring up Svitolina’s draw

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Sasnovich 6-4 0-6 6-3 Osaka 6-4 6-1 Halep 6-3 3-6 6-4 Bencic 6-2 3-6 7-6(3) Andreescu 6-3 2-6 6-4 Y. Wang 6-2 6-4 Parmentier 6-4 7-6(6) Azarenka 4-6 6-1 7-5 Muguruza 6-3 6-3 Gasparyan 6-3 3-6 6-4 Cornet 6-3 7-6(3) Halep 6-1 6-3

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Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

Simona played a wonderful match yet, she's still getting dragged by some posters. I wonder why?
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This thread says it all about Halep fans' neediness.

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Simona played a wonderful match yet, she's still getting dragged by some posters. I wonder why?
They’re pressed that their basic fave couldn’t win more than four games and couldn’t hit more than 10 winners in a slam SF
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Sasnovich 6-4 0-6 6-3 Osaka 6-4 6-1 Halep 6-3 3-6 6-4 Bencic 6-2 3-6 7-6(3) Andreescu 6-3 2-6 6-4 Y. Wang 6-2 6-4 Parmentier 6-4 7-6(6) Azarenka 4-6 6-1 7-5 Muguruza 6-3 6-3 Gasparyan 6-3 3-6 6-4 Cornet 6-3 7-6(3) Halep 6-1 6-3

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Review of Simona Halep - please read:

- beat Sharapova in last 2 meetings, one being 6-2 6-2
- beat Venus Williams in last 4 meetings: 6-2 6-1; 6-2 6-2; 6-2 6-3; 6-3 6-3.
- beat Azarenka in last 3 meetings (ALL in Slams!): 6-3 4-6 6-4; 7-6 6-2; 6-3 6-1.
- beat dangerous Svitolina for her in last 2 meetings (in Slams won 2/2 against Elina)
- beat Zhang Achilles finally and in straight sets
- beat Kerber 3 times in a row in the last 3 years, before losing to her but at Eastbourne (less important anyway like Simona's Stuttgart win); beat Kerber at AO and FO!
- got revenge on Muguruza and beat her at FO 6-1 6-4

- leads 7-3 against Pliskova
- leads 7-2 against Stephens
- leads Kvitova 4-1
- leads Osaka 4-1
- beat Serena 6-2 6-0 in 2014
- beat Barty in their last meetings, at Madrid (straight sets)

Conclusion: nobody than Serena Williams reigns the tour more than Simona Halep. So it will be battle for everything. NOBODY IN THE CURRENT TOP 10 LEADS SIMONA HALEP HEAD-TO-HEAD (!!!!!).
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This thread says it all about Halep fans' neediness.
What is it that you think we need?
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beat Kerber 3 times in a row in the last 3 years, before losing to her but at Eastbourne; beat Kerber at AO and FO![/B]

The 3 times in a row happened before 2016.

The third "win" over Angie in the past three years was a BYE in Stuttgart.

It went like this:

Simona 1 0 Angie
Simona 2 0 Angie
Simona 3 0 Angie
Simona 3 1 Angie
Simona 3 2 Angie
Simona 4 2 Angie
Simona 4 3 Angie
Simona 4 4 Angie
Simona 5 4 Angie
Simona 6 4 Angie
- BYE for Simona (not the same as a win) -
Simona 7 5 Angie

H2H includes a BYE for Simona. In actual played matches, it's 7-6 to Simona.

You can count the BYE in the H2H but you can't say she beat Angie 3 times in a row including that bye.

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Stosur - Venus - Hingis - Diyas - Jankovic - Niculescu - Barty - Sabalenka
Gavrilova - Wozniacki - Kvitova - Zvonareva - Osaka - CSN - Sevastova
Aga - Cibulkova - Lisicki - Bencic - Cornet - Halep - Mladenovic - Davenport - Ostapenko
Some level of love/fascination for Ivanovic, Giorgi, Azarenka, Sharapova, Makarova, Kuznetsova
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Yes, Halep deserves respect, she is such an underrated player and with such a "weak" game as her haters say, she is already in her 5th final and 1st Wimbledon final. If she wouldnt be a headcase she would already have 2+ slams.
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Who did she beat though? This was her easiest draw yet
Um she beat Azarenka, it-girl Gauff, and top eight Svitolina. Ignoring that players reach slam finals all the time without being a top eight opponent, including whoever she will face in the final, the first two were tough mental tests too considering they came into the match with lots of form/hype. Huge fail of a post.
She beat a washed up former top player (what hype/form have you invented for Azarenka?) <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/scared.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Scared" class="inlineimg" /> a 15yo Slam debutante and a nervous player in her Slam SF debut? Let's not pretend her draw has been above MM level.
Don’t make me bring up Svitolina’s draw <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/bigwave.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Bigwave" class="inlineimg" />
Where did I claim Svitolina had a tough draw? This thread is about Halep reaching a final, therefore her draw is up to scrutiny and the receipts aren't as impressive as people are trying to claim.

Btw is your fave still in doubles relying on a man's serve to win matches these days? Talk about basic

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What's the big deal of making the final if you can't win it?
What kind of stupid question is this?
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Where did I claim Svitolina had a tough draw? This thread is about Halep reaching a final, therefore her draw is up to scrutiny and the receipts aren't as impressive as people are trying to claim.

Btw is your fave still in doubles relying on a man's serve to win matches these days? Talk about basic
R1: Slumping Gavrilova, who's about to take a long break from tennis.
R2: Two points from losing to Gasparyan who retires from injury/cramps.
R3: Useless Sakkari.
R4: Injured Martic.
QF: Exhausted and Inexperienced Muchova.
SF: Dragged by Halep

Saviours of Tennis - 2019
Sasnovich 6-4 0-6 6-3 Osaka 6-4 6-1 Halep 6-3 3-6 6-4 Bencic 6-2 3-6 7-6(3) Andreescu 6-3 2-6 6-4 Y. Wang 6-2 6-4 Parmentier 6-4 7-6(6) Azarenka 4-6 6-1 7-5 Muguruza 6-3 6-3 Gasparyan 6-3 3-6 6-4 Cornet 6-3 7-6(3) Halep 6-1 6-3

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'Never had argument with an umpire, never beef with a player or say anything controversial.'

imagine how boring she is
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