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Halep or Svitolina in the final of a grass slam I'm about ready to give up on tennis at this point lol

On the other hand, only 1 in 4 chance of my initial Serena/Petra/Elina/Simona prediction going wrong, I guess I should feel proud of myself?
And then Strycova did that .

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And then Strycova did that .
... I cheered for Jo, so that was not so good for me

I had a very successful day of 0/4 on "who I want to win" yesterday. I barely want to watch the semis now, the're lucky I love tennis

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These are grass courts in name only (sadly)

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Moucha means Fly in Czech
I take it "mucha" is an alternate, now obsolete form of "moucha"?

I have a hardcover book on famous Czech artist Alfons Mucha in my library. Bought it when I was about your age. I liked the way he drew women.
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In portuguese fly is "mosca" so maybe there's something in common??

This 6th Champions League title is really costing a lot in terms of other sports by the zero sum thing, but still worth it. Ostapenko is doing well in a bizarre way at Mixed Doubles. Would love to see her win the title. She needs to have one Wimbledon at least.

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First time in ages I'll be rooting for Serena to win anyway I'm a prediction genius, bow to me

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These are grass courts in name only (sadly)

I take it "mucha" is an alternate, now obsolete form of "moucha"?

I have a hardcover book on famous Czech artist Alfons Mucha in my library. Bought it when I was about your age. I liked the way he drew women.
It still gives a bad name to them though

Yeah, kinda, I mean, you still pronounce it "mucha" in some dialects, so it's more of a substandard form of the word, like, "moucha" is in dictionaries, but mucha is not, although you could say it like that/write it like that, but your bosses or teachers would not be happy

Clothed? Nah, just kidding, I can kinda see it I guess, good silhouettes Anyway, his paintings are awesome. I really love his "times of day" collection especially. I was in a Mucha museum in Prague once and I really enjoyed it. My absolute favorite of his must be Night's rest, I even got it on a bookmark from there (look at me knowing some stuff about art )
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Serena to save the slam from travesty. And she got literally the worst player i finals. LOL

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First time in ages I'll be rooting for Serena to win anyway I'm a prediction genius, bow to me
I think Simmons will win. Williams form is getting overrated like before last years' Wimbledon and US Open final. Playing all those uncompetitive opponents makes her game look better than it actually is.

There were only two decent opponents (Juvan, Riske) during this fortnight coming her way, and she struggled a lot against them. Like in 2018, she will face a world class defender in the final which will be her first real test in the tournament.

And honestly, I don't even think that Halep would make a bad Wimbledon champion.
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I think Simmons will win. Williams form is getting overrated like before last years' Wimbledon and US Open final. Playing all those uncompetitive opponents makes her game look better than it actually is.

There were only two decent opponents (Juvan, Riske) during this fortnight coming her way, and she struggled a lot against them. Like in 2018, she will face a world class defender in the final which will be her first real test in the tournament.

And honestly, I don't even think that Halep would make a bad Wimbledon champion.
Oh yeah, she's definitely overrated. Simona has a big chance. But I'm also counting in the fact that this is a slam final, against Serena - the probability for a choke is really big with her at this point So it could really go either way. Honestly my ideal final would be with neither of them in it, but what can you do. At least Simona has had some entertaining ones, so I hope it won't be one way street once again.

I think Halep deserved it with her match against Shuai, and her match against Shuai only. Awful "just getting the ball back" tennis from her until and after that Just like Serena deserved it with her match against Alison only. Really, they're evenly matched!
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Oh yeah, she's definitely overrated. Simona has a big chance. But I'm also counting in the fact that this is a slam final, against Serena - the probability for a choke is really big with her at this point So it could really go either way. Honestly my ideal final would be with neither of them in it, but what can you do. At least Simona has had some entertaining ones, so I hope it won't be one way street once again.

I think Halep deserved it with her match against Shuai, and her match against Shuai only. Awful "just getting the ball back" tennis from her until and after that Just like Serena deserved it with her match against Alison only. Really, they're evenly matched!
Simmons will have a much harder time than Angie last year, that’s for sure.

Angie has exactly the tools to get an aging Serena off-balance and make her feel uncomfortable, even in her own service games.

Compared to Angie’s game, Simona’s counterpunching lacks the surprising elements, and that’s why Williams will find her rhythm rather quickly in the upcoming final.

But somehow, in contrast to the painful three-set losses in her first three slam finals, I rather see Simona on the winning end of a nailbiter this time.

The scoreline will be something like 26 75 64.
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First time in ages I'll be rooting for Serena to win <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh Out Loud" class="inlineimg" /> anyway I'm a prediction genius, bow to me <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh Out Loud" class="inlineimg" />
It only counts if you open a thread about it. Just kidding, congrats to us.
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Well, Roger is the last chance the tournament has.

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Thank God Roger won. I really wasn't expecting, but what a great game.

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Amazing baseline play in the last two sets from the old man - really didn't expect him to be so solid and win so many extended rallies. He showed nerves of steel at times.

He can still produce such high-level (and enjoyable) tennis at his age.

As expected, Nadal didn't go down without a fight and really made him work for it at the end. Great drama and intensity in the last couple of games.
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