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Simona needs to win absolutely.
I want to see "interesting" semi-finals. And Simona vs Barty (I hope) is a lot more interesting than Anisimova vs Keys. Like I want Sloane vs I don't care.
 

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Amanda does pretty well against top players since she's on tour so I'm not expect a total massacre if she plays well and she doesn't feel too much the pressure of Chatrier, she could play one competitive set. I expect something like 7-5 6-2 for Halep.
 

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I'd love it if Amanda could peak and drag Halep the way Osaka did in her breakout tournament (IW) last year.

It's unlikely she'll win, but Amanda should at least test the defending champ.
 

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From WTA's point of view the best would between Halep and Stephens or Konta.

So I hope Halep will win this.
 

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Interesting match <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/drool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Drool" class="inlineimg" /> Can we compare this to the 2017 final <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/erm.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Erm" class="inlineimg" />? I think Osta hits a heavier ball and moves a bit better. Amanda movement is bad. Anyway, Bogota slam winner in QF is awesome. This is the warm up everyone should play ?
 

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We will see if Halep is for real or just a lucky draw. Her opponent has already beaten Bolsova and Begu, Thats a draw!
 

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QF is enough ishes! :banana:

Anisimova to vanquish the irritating, grunting pusher. :hearts:
 

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We will see if Halep is for real or just a lucky draw. Her opponent has already beaten Bolsova and Begu, Thats a draw!
I see what you did there, but seriously, it should at least be more competitive than today's match as Anisimova seems to have quite a bit more experience playing top players than Swiatek has. I think she will manage to hold her own for at least one set, but that will also depend on how Halep is right from the start because if she's beginning the match the way she did today and Anisimova is not yet there, well you know what would happen.
 

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Halep should expose Amanda's bad movements and her slow footwork.I just hope Amanda will showcase a glimpse of those cleanest groundstrokes of the tour.:drool:
 

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I don't think anyone is really giving Amanda many chances here, so hopefully that could alleviate some pressure. I'm sure she will be nervous about her 1st GS QF, but nothing to lose, at all... She's got a bright future ahead of her!

Just think, when Halep was 17, she was just a big boobed girl that no one saw any potential of being a top player, barely ranked in the Top 300.... so Amanda already has a big head start for the future.
At 17 Halep was the French open junior champ. So it's a blatant lie that she wasnt seen as a player with potential. You're just a hater.
 

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At 17 Halep was the French open junior champ. So it's a blatant lie that she wasnt seen as a player with potential. You're just a hater.
I don't hate anyone. I didn't hear a peep about Halep, even after she won juniors... she wasn't playing WTA events and beating good players then. All I am saying, is no pressure on Amanda, as she is surely further along that Halep at this age, so she has a big future to look forward to as Halep has been a top 5 player for awhile now and has a Grand Slam.
 

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At 17 Halep was the French open junior champ. So it's a blatant lie that she wasnt seen as a player with potential. You're just a hater.
I don't hate anyone. I didn't hear a peep about Halep, even after she won juniors... she wasn't playing WTA events and beating good players then. All I am saying, is no pressure on Amanda, as she is surely further along that Halep at this age, so she has a big future to look forward to as Halep has been a top 5 player for awhile now and has a Grand Slam.
Then maybe you're a casual tennis fan. At 18 Simona was already a top 100 player and had also played a WTA level final and took Jankovic to thre sets at the US open.
 
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I don't hate anyone. I didn't hear a peep about Halep, even after she won juniors... she wasn't playing WTA events and beating good players then. All I am saying, is no pressure on Amanda, as she is surely further along that Halep at this age, so she has a big future to look forward to as Halep has been a top 5 player for awhile now and has a Grand Slam.
So Halep is a top player now?
 

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Amanda can be dangerous if hitting well so Halep needs to keep her moving. Should be interesting.
 

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Halep's draw to a slam semi has to be the biggest ND joke i've ever seen. No disrespect to the up and coming girls but its clearly a very big gift to her.

The fact that Linette and Tomaljanovic were the only ones to take off a set is an indicator of the spanking she might get once she meets Keys or Barty in the SF if she's not ready for a high calibre opponent
 
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