AO 2013 - Quarterfinals - Serena Williams v. Sloane Stephens

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by TennisFan436, Jan 22, 2013.

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Who will win - the Mentor or the Mentee?

Poll closed Jan 23, 2013.
  1. Serena in 2

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  2. Sloane in 2

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  3. Serena in 3

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  4. Sloane in 3

    56.3%
  1. quest01

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    Come on Serena! If she doesn't win at least an American will win.
     
  2. Ico

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    Agreed. They should both be removed from the tournament grounds immediately. One needs spine treatment and the other needs to find one.
     
  3. ChiefAce

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    At least Stephens is smart enough to chip back plenty of first serves from Serena and make her play longer rallies where she isn't ball bashing. Injury or not, I don't think Sloane fears Serena and is exposing some of the areas where Serena can be exploited.

    Sloan is hitting the ball higher and heavier which is exposing Serena's poor backwards movement.
     
  4. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    Since Serena is out of this--whether she survived this match or fell in the next, i think the smart money is on Azarenka, as it will be her best chance to regain any majors form she's lost since...last January.
     
  5. rk_sports

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    wow!! what a shot from Sloane ... cant believe she could play that so well
     
  6. db10s

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    Those Under Armour shoes look pretty cool.
     
  7. kishnabe

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    Come on Williams 6 more points.
     
  8. beast of mallorca

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    I understand that. But do they have to enumerate all the hyperbole there is to put her in the highest pedestal and make her a "Saint and a Goddess". A matter of fact commentating will do fine.
     
  9. nikdom

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    Yeah. She hurt her back trying to stop running into the net. Her feet stopped but the butt kept moving forward.
     
  10. rufus_smith

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    they sure are bashing the heck out of the ball! no moonballs here
     
  11. Ico

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    Whoever wins this game will likely take the match.
     
  12. soyizgood

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    BP Serena....
     
  13. Defcon

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    Serena please lose.
     
  14. F L O B B E R

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    Glad I'm not the only one to notice. These announcers sound like they would lick The dirt off Serena's shoes if she asked them to.
     
  15. rufus_smith

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    100 mph forehand winner for SS
     
  16. TMF

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    Great fh to save BP!
     
  17. soyizgood

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    Now AD Stephens.....
     
  18. db10s

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    I don't usually laugh at posts... But this is hilarious!!
     
  19. rk_sports

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    matter of fact commentating on ESPN? come on now ;)
     
  20. kishnabe

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    She the best player....why hate.
     
  21. db10s

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    And back to deuce...
     
  22. powerangle

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    some great points now
     
  23. guitarplayer

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    Mary Jo just said Sloane is playing her "hero" and her "idol". Please, I've never heard Sloane say that.
     
  24. Prisoner of Birth

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    Hehehehehehehehehehehe
     
  25. kishnabe

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    Smart slice by Sloane.
     
  26. nikdom

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    There are more commentators in the booth than players on the court. It's irritating.
     
  27. TMF

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    5-4 Sloane.

    Pressure on Serena to hold to stay in the match.
     
  28. soyizgood

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    And Sloane somehow holds. 5-4.
     
  29. Ico

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    She's called her a close friend and mentor so it's not that much of a stretch.
     
  30. db10s

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    YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    Sloane holds
     
  31. powerangle

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    Sudden death for Serena now.
     
  32. kishnabe

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    :(...Sloane better win the whole event if she wins this.
     
  33. Nostradamus

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    All over, Teenager wins. Look for Maria to celebrate her 2nd Aussie open in few days.
     
  34. nikdom

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    Yeah something like whiplash you could say :)
     
  35. TennisA

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    I'm not sure if I should be irritated or happy about the quality of this match. On one hand, the two aren't pushing, and the points are interesting. On the other hand, it seems like both of them are having a crapton of trouble holding and/or breaking serve.
     
  36. Ico

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    Not a chance. Vika will wreck Stephens if they both play at their respective levels today.
     
  37. Prisoner of Birth

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    Why is it all over? Serena's still on serve, isn't she?
     
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    Enough reason for me to root against Azarenka in every match she plays
     
  40. James Bond

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    Is this her first GS?
     
  41. guitarplayer

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    Cracked me up
     
  42. bluetrain4

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    Better stuff in these last few games. And Sloane comes in again and forces he error. Right up the center. Smart.
     
  43. cdub

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    The pressure is on!
     
  44. rk_sports

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    2 points from amazing win!!!!
     
  45. TMF

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    15-40, 2 match points for Sloane.
     
  46. soyizgood

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    2 match points!!!
     
  47. rufus_smith

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    matchpoint #1 coming up
     
  48. beast of mallorca

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    I know. But hey, a guy can wish, can I not.....:twisted:
     
  49. soyizgood

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    And it's over!!!! Stephens wins!!!!

    3-6 7-5 6-4.
     
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    :lol: this is hilarious
     

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