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Serena in 2 87 43.28%
Serena in 3 38 18.91%
Simona in 2 34 16.92%
Simona in 3 42 20.90%
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post #136 of 181 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 05:54 PM
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Re: WWW Wimbledon 2019? Serena Williams or Simona Halep?

I can see all the threads now:
"Is Serena done?"
"Bold prediction: Serena won't win another slam"
"Will Halep win the career grand slam?"
"Is Halep the best player since Graf?"

As a player I don't mind Simona but I'd love for Serena to get 24 here.
(The forum will probably be a lot more tolerable too, in the aftermath, lol)
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Moderators will have to unlock this thread https://www.tennisforum.com/12-gener...ther-slam.html if Serena wins. It will be only fair to her fans.
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The media is hyping 24, not Serena, I don't think you understand what's going on here, it's a good story for the media so they run with it.
I can see what's going on. It's Serena losing her shit several times over the last few Slams cause the pressure is there.

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The fact that Simona has more than a third of the votes on TN when the H2H is 1-9 and most of the specialists are going with Serena is proof that Halep's fans here are quite numerous and the haters are not many, just more vocal.
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The fact that Simona has more than a third of the votes on TN when the H2H is 1-9 and most of the specialists are going with Serena is proof that Halep's fans here are quite numerous and the haters are not many, just more vocal.
I think a lot of us fans voted for Serena, though

But agreed about the fact that the haters are just more vocal. Simona is better liked here than you would think reading her threads, which can turn toxic on a dime.

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The fact that Simona has more than a third of the votes on TN when the H2H is 1-9 and most of the specialists are going with Serena is proof that Halep's fans here are quite numerous and the haters are not many, just more vocal.

Yes but h2h isn't everything. Also that isn't a 9-1 h2h full of beatdowns. They tend to have very competitive matches against each other outside of their YEC matches.
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I'm rooting for Serena. Simona Halep cannot be allowed to win Wimbledon.
This is very worrying . It can't bode well for Serena's chances that her biggest hater on this board is suddenly rooting for her to win the tournament. By now heavyhorse has probably drawn so much bad karma towards himself by spending years spewing petty hate on message boards and relishing in schadenfreude delight that the Universe might now have cause to intervene and frustrate his hopes by giving the win to Simona. Poor Serena

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Unfortunately for him, the Universe doesn't run on his mood. Poor soul.
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Yeah, Fedal felt like the disappointing sequel that came out about 7 years too late. Good beginning and end but everything in the middle was pretty shit. But those two as well as Djokovic and his opponent sure did a number on Central Court today in 6+ hours of play. But it also could have been worse, like playing there for 9+ hours or something.

And yes, the H2H here doesn't mean as much as people would like to believe it does. These two have played the most Slam finals in the last two years, Serena has lost both her previous in straight sets while Simona took them to three and won one. Sure, it's the Romanian's first final here, so there absolutely will be butterflies in her stomach going out there while Serena will have none of that. But realistically, going into this match I'd say it's more like 55% Serena to win, and she has that lead only because she is Serena frigging Williams. If anyone else was there with Serena's route to the final and her exact same results I'd go for Simona Halep 55% because she made it to the final by getting through a tougher draw and she actually did it in a more dominant fashion. But again Serena is Serena so she gets that extra 10% by default, so I stand by those numbers, 55-45 in favor of Serena. That could mean either two close sets or three just as contested ones.
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I can see what's going on. It's Serena losing her shit several times over the last few Slams cause the pressure is there.
What a position to be in where such pressure even exists.
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Serena runs Strycova around the court all much long with crafty short angle shots. But the headline reads:
Serena overpowered Strycova
They never see her skills, only power.
How is she supposed to win to change the headlines? play each point like a pusher-in-chief with 20-shots rallies ?
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It's hard to say who will win. Base on the level that Serena displayed in the previous round, she should win this easily. But it has become useless predicting her chances to win based on her semi-final form. She is almost a semi-final specialist at this point. How many times have she wows us with an imperious display by dismissing her opponent with authority in the semi-final only to go on to crap the bed in the final? Too many times in my book. If Serena can keep her nerves in check, she should win this. But if she becomes nervous as she is apt to be lately, chances are Simona will steal the title out from under her.

With that said, lets go Serena
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Yup. Still can't get over the loss to Vinci. That should have never happen.
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Dear Gewa76 I beg you to do what's is need to do and move your hand to "WWW Wimbledon 2019? Serena Williams or Simona Halep?"thread and write something how Serena will destroy Simona,. I'm very serious, I believe in your jinx.Please,please do that,I will remain deeply grateful! Please for the sake that I had read so many posts of you
Just Simona's luck that when she's playing well enough to win Wimbledon, she gets Real Serena, not 2018's Imitation Serena, in the final.
It seems like Serena will never forget that 0-6, 2-6 loss in Singapore. One wonders what she would've done to Konta in the SF after her 1-6, 0-6 loss in San Jose last year.

I see a replay of the AO 4th round. Serena will be in control, maybe let Simona come back to make it interesting for the crowd, but never be in remote danger of losing.


Re-upping my post after Serena's loss to Kenin:

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How could Serena in her current form be a threat to Halep?

That's a rhetorical question, as Serena at her worst would still beat Simona 4 times out of 5.
I would say Serena's best chance at #24 is a draw like Wimbledon and the USO last year, but facing Halep in the final.
Called it.
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Just Simona's luck that when she's playing well enough to win Wimbledon, she gets Real Serena, not 2018's Imitation Serena, in the final.
It seems like Serena will never forget that 0-6, 2-6 loss in Singapore. One wonders what she would've done to Konta in the SF after her 1-6, 0-6 loss in San Jose last year.

I see a replay of the AO 4th round. Serena will be in control, maybe let Simona come back to make it interesting for the crowd, but never be in remote danger of losing.


Re-upping my post after Serena's loss to Kenin:



Called it.
You need to dig deeper, this won't cut it. Need the usual won't be able to hold a single service game, that sort of deal. You know, what you've been preaching since the beginning of the tournament. So find the Gewa, BE the Gewa, none of this reasonable prediction bullshit, come on now!
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