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Amanda has the weapons to put the match on her racket. Her relative lack of experience and tendency to anger, could cost her. Of course, many said the same about Ostapenko when she faced Halep at RG 2017. I think Halep will take this in three sets but she will be greatly tested.
 

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Halep can be overpowered. It's just gonna depend on whether she can move Amanda enough to cause a high UE count.
 

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This was unnecessary.

Halep is so much more talented than Anisimova and also consistent. Maybe Anisimova will be a good player in the future - who knows? She can also be next Bouchard or Vaidisova - Nicole also made a QF in FO at 17 yo and where she is now? She was seen as next big superstar and she faded away into irrelevancy. Anisimova is just playing as young fearless teenager who has nothing to lose, but wait a few years if her head and game will keep up. ;)

To me Anisimova has just a few good runs in a very weak year, and soon she wont be getting into later stages of slams.
Halep is not necessarily "much more talented" than Anisimova. They have different strengths and weaknesses.

Halep is a much better mover, with more variety and experience.

Anisimova has much better ball striking skills.

Anisimova is already a good player.

Just because Vladisova flamed out, it has no bearing whether the same will happen to Amanda.

Yes, she is playing fearlessly with nothing to lose. This makes her extremely dangerous to somebody like Halep, who does not always have the match in her hands.

You have no way of knowing whether she will soon not make the latter stages of slams. She is progressing nicely. Fourth round at AO. Now, QF at FO.

So far, except for the long period she missed because of injury, her trajectory has been steadily upward.

There is nothing to indicate she is a flash in the pan.
 

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The total washout will help Anisimova. The conditions may still l be sloe tomorrow, but not ad bad as if they had played today with stops and starts.
 
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