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After rising from the ashes in Cincinnati, Saint Venus continues her quest to win her long overdue 8th slam, save American tennis, and qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo.



Now 18 and 19 years after lifting the title, Ebony Starr (the statuesque statue of liberty herself) returns to Flushing Meadows to complete the hatrick. This slam has gotten away from us too many times :( …. prayers up for a deep run and another title!





[space reserved to insert photo of her third USO trophy lift in two weeks' time].

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This thread is kindly sponsored by Asutra, as Jamba Juice have filed for bankruptcy.

Draw below:

(1)Naomi Osaka - Anna Blinkova
Astra Sharma - Magda Linette
Anastasia Potapova - (WC)Coco Gauff
Qualifier - (28) Carla Suárez Navarro

(21)Anett Kontaveit - Sara Sorribes Tormo
Ajla Tomljanovic - Marie Bouzkova
Alize Cornet - Jessica Pegula
Mandy Minella - (13)Belinda Bencic

(9)Aryna Sabalenka - Viktoria Azarenka
Yulia Putintseva - Madison Brengle
Kaia Kanepi - Tatiana Maria
Qualifier - (23)Donna Vekic

(26)Julia Goerges - Natalia Vikhlyantseva
(WC)Francesca Di Lorenzo - Veronika Kudermetova
Pauline Parmentier - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Qualifier - (7)Kiki Bertens

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(4)Simona Halep - Qualifier
Qualifier - Kateryna Kozlova
Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea - Katerina Siniakova
Aliona Bolsova - (31)Barbora Strycova

(19)Caroline Wozniacki - Yafan Wang
Danielle Rose Collins - Polona Hercog
Lesya Tsurenko - Mona Barthel
(WC)Katie Volynets - (15)Bianca Andreescu

(11)Sloane Stephens - Qualifier
Kristie Ahn - Svetlana Kuznetsova
Alexandra Krunic - Jelena Ostapenko
Alison Riske - (24)Garbine Muguruza

(25)Elise Mertens - Jil Belen Teichmann
Kristyna Pliskova - (WC)Diane Parry
Andrea Petkovic - Mihaela Buzarnescu
Qualifier - (6)Petra Kvitova
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(5)Elina Svitolina -(WC)Whitney Osuigwe
Saisai Zheng - Venus Williams
Monica Puig - Rebecca Peterson
Monica Niculescu - (32)Dayana Yastremska

(20)Sofia Kenin - Coco Vandeweghe
Shuai Zhang - Laura Siegemund
Lin Zhu - Qualifier
Misaki Doi - (10)Madison Keys

(16)Johanna Konta - Darya Kasatkina
Margarita Gasparyan - Qualifier
Ekaterina Alexandrova -(WC)Samantha Stosur
Viktorija Golubic - (17) Marketa Vondrousova

(27)Caroline Garcia - Ons Jabeur
Aliaksandra Sasnovich - Jennifer Brady
Qualifier - Bernarda Pera
Qualifier (3)Karolina Pliskova

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(8)Serena Williams - Maria Sharapova
(WC)Caty McNally - Timea Bacsinszky
Qualifier - Karolina Muchova
Qualifier - (29)Su-Wei Hsieh

(22)Petra Martic - Tamara Zidansek
Qualifier - Qualifier
Ivana Jorovic - Iga Swiatek
Eugenie Bouchard - (12)Anastasija Sevastova

(14)Angelique Kerber - Kristina Mladenovic
Fiona Ferro - Daria Gavrilova
Viktoria Kuzmova - Alison Van Uytvanck
Qualifier - (18)Qiang Wang

(30)Maria Sakkari - Camila Giorgi
Qualifier - Qualifier
Lauren Davis - Qualifier
Zarina Diyas - (2)Ashleigh Barty
 

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Yeah, her two titles here were so different and I LOOOOVED each one so much! Just so steady in 2001, absolutely NOTHING phased her. And incredible fight in 2000 to hold onto that win match streak and show that her one slam wasn't going to just be some wonder.
 

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Ahh back then Vee was so calm, nothing fazed her.. Remember that stare down?! Anyway that is in the past...

Vee's body needs to hold up and mentally V needs to take her chances!!!

We need a deep run!

Vee is up on Monday! Third match on Louis Armstrong court
 

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Yeah, her practices have looked very encouraging this week. Hopefully a good sign that she can bring a decent level to a R1 match for once. :tears:


She booked a practice court from 12:00-12:30pm today for her warmup.

Then her match is 3rd on Armstrong. The matches before her should be quick. I'm anticipating a 2:30pm local start time, though I'm selfishly hoping it gets pushed to 3:00. :eek:
 
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