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The only memorable thing Osaka contributed to this match were those forced smiles as the winners whooshed past her. She hit five winners the entire match, to 18 UEs, and was a total passenger throughout.

This result highlights not only how much Serena has improved in terms of movement, endurance and confidence, but also how much Osaka has regressed. She was made to look like a second rate player, just like Serena has made basically everyone look throughout the years.

Serena was serving bigger, hitting bigger off the ground and redirecting better. Just so many more tools at her disposal.
 

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Guys, she's finally back fit and unplayable most of the time. She could not even bother to chase down dropshots a month ago but crashed high speed into net trying to get one of Osaka's droppers down 15-40 in return game. Slam finals' revenge tour will continue with Halep demolition on Saturday. Simona still has some time to opt out and give Bouzkova a Premier SF and Serena experience 2in1. No.24 all set in NYC a year late.
 

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Expected this result, Serena looks fitter and moves better.

12 aces! :cheer:

Naomi was just lacklustre. I really want a rematch of the Wimbly final :D
 

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Anti-climatic. Serena serve botting like there's Sharapova on the other side, and Osaka never really getting into it. It won't hurt Naomi, and Serena needed it more, so all good :yeah:
 

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No break points.

Handed some really strong groundstrokes well and redirected some for winners.

Big and well directed serves.

Even being drawn to the net wasn’t and issue.

This is good.
 

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She really is in a slump.
 
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Didn't really live up to the potential. Naomi wasn't her best and was so timid/passive.
Pleased for Serena and happy this is all out the way. She looked great.
 

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That is one great serving lesson by serena in wind. This loss isn't hurful compared to the last losses in few mnths. Naomi must take this as lesson and improve her game in windy conditions.

Serena will always be the one to beat when she peaks like this and boy her serve. Her second serve was also unreturnable today.
Though disappointed by naomi in rallies. She wasnt taking any risks at all. Serena was going for all killer shots . Well deserved win.
 

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Serena was saving the serve and the uber movement for this match. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Next up Halep, hopefully that arm is fine when she hit the pole or whatever that thing is called.

Oh Naomi, what can I say? JJ must be fortified with a real coach. He ain't cutting it. Outplayed, outaced, outpaced, out...
 

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Well done, Serena :yeah:
31 to 5 winners...
Osaka: just keep having fun, ok? :eek:h:
 
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