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If Andreescu wins the USO, will Canada's greatest hero Dudley Do-Right declare a national holiday in Canada?
I assume, only Snidely Whiplash would oppose the holiday.
 

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if gauff gets any award i will throw up. beating a hopeles venus & 4 mental midgets doesn't cut the mustard.
Anisimova has much bigger chance to win it than Gauff
 

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It should be pointed out not just that she is winning but the way she is winning. She is 16-3 in 3rd set matches this year. In some of those 3rd sets she was down 5-1 and 5-2 and she came back to snipe the match. Losing makes her play even better. It's when she's ahead that she has a tendency to daydream and walkabout. But when behind she runs down everything and plays through pain, fatigue and soreness. The fight in this girl is off the charts.
 

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I think it is unbelievable that she started the year as a complete outsider and barely lost a match all season. She obviously didn't play much but that makes it even more astonishing to come back and win Cincinnati the way she did.
 

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I think it is unbelievable that she started the year as a complete outsider and barely lost a match all season. She obviously didn't play much but that makes it even more astonishing to come back and win Cincinnati the way she did.
It was actually Toronto she won, which is actually more impressive given that it’s her home town (she lives like 20 minutes away from Aviva Centre) and all the pressure, press, etc she had to contend with that week...

Really that’s another slam for her... She was also out 4 months with the shoulder injury, aside from playing one match (and winning it) at the French Open before pulling out again with injury...

If she is playing to her potential, she should get to the final... But that’s why the matches are played... I’d personally love to see her play Bencic in the semi and Serena in the final.
 

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I think there are dozens of women outside of the Top100, who like Bianca just need some little things to click or their body staying healthy, to have an impressive rise in the rankings. But most of the time it does not happen because most of them are not well surrounded nor well supported by their Federation. Bianca was lucky that Tennis Canada could do everything in their power to help her, providing her with a great team. If Canada had too many good players to deal with, she could have been left struggling with injuries and poor funding like Abanda.
 

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I think there are dozens of women outside of the Top100, who like Bianca just need some little things to click or their body staying healthy, to have an impressive rise in the rankings. But most of the time it does not happen because most of them are not well surrounded nor well supported by their Federation. Bianca was lucky that Tennis Canada could do everything in their power to help her, providing her with a great team. If Canada had too many good players to deal with, she could have been left struggling with injuries and poor funding like Abanda.
Sometime ago either in the 1970s or in the 1980s I recall legendary tennis great Rod Laver was on a tennis promotional tour in Canada. A Canadian reporter asked what advice did he have for an up and coming Canadian tennis player. His answer was: “Get out of Canada”. I presume his remark were directed at inadequate tennis training facilities available in Canada at that time, and was suggesting tennis players were better off going to the US to train and get superior coaching. I gather with Bianca’s rise and the support she has had in coaching in Canada, Laver’s advice no longer is valid.
 

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@tkutsaar2020: I would agree to that on ATP tour. So many lower ranked players are great and they aren't missing much to get to the top (50 or sth).
But women's tennis is far away from that.

There is no doubt that Andreescu is very special because there's never been such a debut year before! She's 7-0 vs Top Ten players, comes out of nowhere and has been one of the title favorites for the US Open from the very beginning on.
 

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Well Bianca is "already" 19 but this is probably the most impressive tour debut year since

- Williams-sisters
- Hingis
- Capriati
- Seles

Bianca lost in the qualifying of each Slam last year and now she can go all the way to the finals at her main draw debut in New York.
I think only Venus Williams in 1997 and Pam Shriver in 1978 did so.
 

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Best Newcomer of the Year and Most Improved Player at WTA Awards this year will be very interesting. Many young players stepping up this year.
Newcomer is locked for her. She can even win POTY if she grabs USO title. She has some massive titles in her pocket right now and it weighed more than some top players' such as Osaka or Halep. If she ends up being a slam winner this year, only Barty can challenge her.
 

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Here is an interesting Quote from Bianca's Coach Sylvain Bruneau:

Bruneau, a calming presence in the player’s box, understands the dangers better now after being part of Eugenie Bouchard’s support team in 2014, when she broke new ground for Canada at age 20 by reaching the final at Wimbledon and hitting No. 5 in the rankings. She is now outside the top 100.

“We just need to be calm about it, and not get too excited,” Bruneau said. “And believe me, it’s exciting, but at some point you need to take a step back and say, ‘Listen, this is something we would like to see keep happening for a few years, so we need to just be very poised, keep our heads down and keep doing what she needs to do.’”


I agree with Bruneau. Having this huge success this early will be a double-edged sword going forward and I don't want her to suffer the same fate Genie Bouchard did.

This is directed to all Canadian Posters her on TF: Please take it easy and do not get too excited. The girl is just 19.
 

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Bianca is the real deal. She reminds me so much of Clijsters. Firepower and finesse. Very versatile game and likable personality, and thank God she's not being overhyped unlike others who only have beat journey women and now are treated absurdly as if the were the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Do you have Cori ''Call me Coco'' Gauff in your mind? :eek:h:


But it also implies that Venus is a journeywoman ... well she kinda is this year.
 

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Here is an interesting Quote from Bianca's Coach Sylvain Bruneau:

Bruneau, a calming presence in the player’s box, understands the dangers better now after being part of Eugenie Bouchard’s support team in 2014, when she broke new ground for Canada at age 20 by reaching the final at Wimbledon and hitting No. 5 in the rankings. She is now outside the top 100.

“We just need to be calm about it, and not get too excited,” Bruneau said. “And believe me, it’s exciting, but at some point you need to take a step back and say, ‘Listen, this is something we would like to see keep happening for a few years, so we need to just be very poised, keep our heads down and keep doing what she needs to do.’”


I agree with Bruneau. Having this huge success this early will be a double-edged sword going forward and I don't want her to suffer the same fate Genie Bouchard did.

This is directed to all Canadian Posters her on TF: Please take it easy and do not get too excited. The girl is just 19.
TLDR... too busy hyping Bianca, and her mom's wig.

CATCH THE WAVE!



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Bianca is the real deal. She reminds me so much of Clijsters. Firepower and finesse. Very versatile game and likable personality, and thank God she's not being overhyped unlike others who only have beat journey women and now are treated absurdly as if the were the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Do you have Cori ''Call me Coco'' Gauff in your mind? <img src="http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="oh" class="inlineimg" />


But it also implies that Venus is a journeywoman ... well she kinda is this year.
Yep I'm meaning the kid Coco, and Venus I wouldn't call her a journey woman but she's not at the same level she used to be before.
 

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If Serena and Andreescu both make the final, Serena will have a tough time beating her. She's fearless, plays smart tennis, can pounce on the ball, and throw junk at you. I'm afraid it'd be another easy straight set loss for Serena if Serena starts out slow again. Andreescu is the youngster with the most potential right now. Her game is exciting unlike Barty or Pliskobot.

Serena needs her serve to be at its best against Andrescu. Based on what I saw in those few games of the Toronto final, Serena was not in control in the baseline exchanges and looked very uncomfortable. I know her back was hurting but still...
 
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