2013 Us Open Final: Serena V. Azarenka

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Roy125, Sep 6, 2013.

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Winner?

Poll closed Sep 9, 2013.
  1. Serena in 2

    29 vote(s)
    39.2%
  2. Serena in 3

    16 vote(s)
    21.6%
  3. Vika in 2

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  4. Vika in 3

    17 vote(s)
    23.0%
  5. One of them gets disqualifed

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  1. brinkeguthrie

    brinkeguthrie Semi-Pro

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    Yeah, I will. That and her consistent "If I had played well, I would've won" response in the rare times she loses. Never ever congratulate the winner.
    Ever.
     
  2. dafinch

    dafinch Banned

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    If that helps you sleep at night, sweet dreams.
     
  3. Vanhool

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    1) never ever? completely untrue

    2) It's hard for her because she rarely has a chance to practice congratulating the winner!
     
  4. THUNDERVOLLEY

    THUNDERVOLLEY G.O.A.T.

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    ...yep, and meanwhile, Serena is the 2013 US Open champion, while others continue to hate SW for no reason.
     
  5. THUNDERVOLLEY

    THUNDERVOLLEY G.O.A.T.

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    Quoted for truth. Henin was not "the answer" to either Williams sister. Bad investment for her fans.
     
  6. Sentinel

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    Thanks.
    I did get to see a replay of the third set the next day.
    The second set was quite amazing ... being up 4-1 and then losing the set, twice serving for the match.
     
  7. Duncan Bell

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    I wasn't really on here for the final, nor did I watch it as I don't have the appropriate TV coverage, but did listen to the match on the radio.

    Firstly, massive congrats to Serena and her fans - she's an incredible player and undoubtedly the best player in the women's game currently. From what I heard it sounded like an utterly deserved victory. It's super to see how much the wins mean to her as well - really fuels this rivalry we have between No. 1 & No. 2.

    I was really pleased that Vika continued to fight, even at 4-1 down in the second and made a real final of it. She's got incredible mental strength and resiliance which many of the women on tour don't have - I love following a player who I know won't just crumble mentally at the first sign of trouble.
    However, from what I picked up, she really checked out at times and made really dumb double-fault errors and missed basic groundies on key points. Mental toughness doesn't necessarily mean you don't whiff at big moments, and I feel like she did that on Sunday.
    Technically her serve is terrible, and she really needs to improve if she's going to be a true No. 1 player.

    Disappointed Vika lost, but really looking forward to the next 12 months following her and her rivalry with Serena.
     
  8. Surfer Rosa Rack

    Surfer Rosa Rack New User

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    Long time lurker but this warrants comment. Ribald joke met with hostile sarcasm by moral authority who gets put in their place. That was pure poetry.
     
  9. Vanhool

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    Congrats to Vika for back to back 3 set finals and for a great fight. I'm glad Serena won (besides fandom) because she was on form the whole tournament while Vika was pretty off her game. When she beats Serena at a slam, which is inevitable, I want her to be playing well all week and get full credit for her achievement, not leave crumbs on the table for people to pick at and complain about. I believe she will improve her serve. She has made concentrated efforts to improve her other liabilities and this now her biggest one, the next obvious step. This is one of the things I respect about her. She has the fire to be the champion and backs it up with hard work. Go Vika (but not til Serena breaks a few records)!
     
  10. Incognito

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    Just came back from Bodrum Turkey after a week with my two girlfriends and therefore I missed the finals, both men and women's :(

    But WOW!! GOATrena GOATrena GOATrena is THE Greatest. From 2004-2011, with all her injuries (minor, severe and even life threatening), family tragedy, lots of extra curricular activities, I never thought she would get to 14 majors. Now she has 17 and has more focus on the game than when she was younger. She would have had at least 23 today if she did. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed another GOATrena victory because even though I didn't see it, I spent the whole day today reading about it and it felt like I was watching it live. :)
     
  11. Incognito

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    Yeah, she really did that in their last match in Australia. Oh wait, she lost to a one-legged GOATrena so she decided to retire again. :oops:
     
  12. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    Yes, which makes the idea of Henin putting anyone in their "place" a complete joke---much like some rather odd individuals who thought Stephens was going to defeat Sereana at the USO--based on no talent at all.

    Makes you wonder about the motives of some people.
     

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