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Who Will Win the US Open?

  • Serena in 2

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  • Andreescu in 2

    Votes: 41 24.0%
  • Serena in 3

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  • Andreescu in 3

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terrible argument there.

but oh well, hope serena doesn't freak out again.
 

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Serena hasn't been able to handle the moment since coming back so I won't know until I see the first few games of the match on Saturday. Regardless of how well she has played going into these finals, it has all seemed to fall apart in the final so until she shows me otherwise, I will not at all be surprised if Andreescu wins. For me, its all about which Serena shows up.
 

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It is going to be a battle of who hates to lose the most....i'm not choosing...
 
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Ugh, I'm so conflicted. Against literally any other player, I would want Serena to win. But I love Bianca's spirit and would love to see her take it all the way.
 

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Serena will be the favourite...but I see Bianca winning in 3. She has been battle-tested and just needs to clean up her game a bit. Thank God she has a day to rest.

And normally, I would want Serena to win but this Bibi girl...
 

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Interesting match.

Too bad the Rogers Cup final ended in a Serena retirement so we can't really gauge how they will match-up in styles in just that 4 games played.

I don't know. Bianca hasn't looked very convincing all tournament with regard to her level of play (even she admitted this in her post-QF press conference), but she's been showing a lot of determination, grit, and mental strength. That'll take her a long way, but I'm not sure if that alone would be enough to beat Serena in a USO final.

Then of course Serena - if she plays well, we know she's very hard to beat. But then again, she has been a nervous wreck in her past three GS finals and her footwork has gotten from bad to worse in those three finals. Plus, she has those demons from the final here last year.

Honestly, everything depends on Serena's mental state. If she's a nervous mess, Bianca wins in easy two; but if she's focused and not thinking about 24 and just playing the ball, then it'll be a tough battle, and if that's the case, I think Serena will edge it.

Maybe it's just me, but I do think Williams will finally get her hands on #24 now. It took her 3 or 4 tries to shake off the nerves and get to #18 too, and I think this time she is ready for it, especially since the crowd will be fully behind her.

But anyway, I'll be happy with whoever wins the final. Serena for history, Bianca to mark the birth of a true star. Win or lose this one, Bianca will be winning many more GS titles in the years to come.
 

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If they can mentally get her ready. If someone can get her to visualise Sharapova on the other side of the net....then Serena wins.

If Serena comes out soooo tight like she has the last three slam finals, then yeah....she ain't gonna do it.
 
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I really hope I'm wrong, but I think Andreescu in straight sets :sobbing:

Serena has been moving well in this tournament and her ground game has improved considerably when compared to the start of the year. Still, even at her current best, she is no longer the best player on tour and can be outplayed.

Andreescu has a mental fortitude at 19 that very few players have exhibited in the 21st century. She is fearless and has the benefit of not having any pressure on her shoulders. That aside, she has all the tools to outplay Serena and win the match on her own terms.

Regardless of the outcome, I'm incredibly proud of Serena :hug: Making all these consecutive deep runs at slams is only enhancing her already immense legacy.
 

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Will be interesting. It all depends on which Serena is gonna show up, coz we all know her form up until the final is irrelevant these days. Bianca has to hit the balls cleaner. Let’s see how she is gonna react mentally to her first slam final. She looked impressive under pressure in her first slam semi today.

I just hope Serena would not create another dramatic mess out of this final (especially if she is losing). Please just not another one Serena.
 

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Believe me,Williams will have to put this one away like 6-4,6-3 otherwise she's losing. Andreescu has dug deep and fought through so many tough moments this tournament,Williams hasn't. I just don't know if Williams has the killer instinct she used to have to fight fire with fire so I'll guess Bianca in 3...
 

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Interesting match.

Too bad the Rogers Cup final ended in a Serena retirement so we can't really gauge how they will match-up in styles in just that 4 games played.

I don't know. Bianca hasn't looked very convincing all tournament with regard to her level of play (even she admitted this in her post-QF press conference), but she's been showing a lot of determination, grit, and mental strength. That'll take her a long way, but I'm not sure if that alone would be enough to beat Serena in a USO final.

Then of course Serena - if she plays well, we know she's very hard to beat. But then again, she has been a nervous wreck in her past three GS finals and her footwork has gotten from bad to worse in those three finals. Plus, she has those demons from the final here last year.

Honestly, everything depends on Serena's mental state. If she's a nervous mess, Bianca wins in easy two; but if she's focused and not thinking about 24 and just playing the ball, then it'll be a tough battle, and if that's the case, I think Serena will edge it.

Maybe it's just me, but I do think Williams will finally get her hands on #24 now. It took her 3 or 4 tries to shake off the nerves and get to #18 too, and I think this time she is ready for it, especially since the crowd will be fully behind her.

But anyway, I'll be happy with whoever wins the final. Serena for history, Bianca to mark the birth of a true star. Win or lose this one, Bianca will be winning many more GS titles in the years to come.
In the bolded. IF Ree keeps her nerves mostly in check and she can play from start to finish in the way she can still play, 24 is hers. Not that Bianca won't be in the match, she's tough. But then again, she really didn't have to be too tough vs Belinda who gave away so many chances to actually give herself a chance at this match--even with her dodgy play.

Both players will give it all they can. And now that I think about it, how do we know that Bianca won't be nervous? We may see an all-nerves match. We'll see this Saturday how the stars align and for whom. I want for them to align for Ree of course.
 
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