AO 2013 - Semifinals - Vika Azarenka v. Sloane Stephens

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American Teen or Experienced Gunner?

Poll closed Jan 24, 2013.
  1. Sloane in 2

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  2. Sloane in 3

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  3. Vika in 2

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    46.2%
  4. Vika in 3

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  1. BlewByU

    BlewByU Semi-Pro

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    Yes,, Stephens rallies back to 3-4 second set!

    I almost feel a new match starting here now..

    . . . . .
     
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  2. beast of mallorca

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    Shriver and Evert, the worst of them.
     
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  3. BlewByU

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    Stephens play a little bit defensive tennis.
    But hanging in there.
    15:15
     
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  4. bluetrain4

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    LOL. Seriously. People write LOL reflexively, but that honestly made me laugh out loud upon reading it.

    I had no idea that Azarenka was dating Berry Gordy's 37-year old son. How did they meet?
     
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  5. BlewByU

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    Ah,, defense isn't maybe the best offense after all.
    its 3-5 Stephnes...
     
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  6. bluetrain4

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    She's battling and competing well, but she's actually not playing that great. I wish she'd hit through her backhand more. She seems to pull off it when tight and it leads to a lot of errors.
     
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  7. BlewByU

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    Stephens finally attacks and wins it.
    15:15
     
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  8. BlewByU

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    Geez,, both seem to be pushing now.
    Can't watch this any more..
     
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  9. BlewByU

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    some way, some how.
    its deuce at 3-5
     
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  10. Bobby Jr

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    Azarenka's screaming is a plain embarrassment to the sport - nothing less. There is just no need at all for her to moan like that when she hits every shot.

    If more of her and Sharapova's opponents started complaining out loud to the umpire over and over during matches something would be done about it really quickly. Either that of they should start shuffling their feet loudly before Vika/Maria make their shot and then say it was their normal preparation... split step or whatever.
     
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  11. BlewByU

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    deuce again.
    some way, some how.
     
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  12. BlewByU

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    wow.. Advantage Stephens.
     
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  13. celito

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    Azarenka acting as if she is losing. Never seen someone so frustrated while ahead.
     
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  14. Djoker

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    Because she beat her? lol
     
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  15. Raindogs

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    Jack Sock likey!
     
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  16. James Bond

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    Azarenka's grunt is the most annoying I think I've ever heard
     
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  17. JadeC

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    #5 MP for Azarenka.
     
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  18. Raindogs

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    I see your choke and raise you one choke.
     
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  19. BlewByU

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    Wow,, Deuce again.
    If Stephens wins this game, the match is hers..
     
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  20. James Bond

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    Nail biting
     
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  21. BlewByU

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    deuce again
     
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  22. BlewByU

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    YESSSSSSS.
    Advantage Stephnes !!!
     
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  23. James Bond

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    Cmonnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  24. Raindogs

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    Jack Sock likey!!!!
     
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  25. Cheetah

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    that was pretty cool
     
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  26. BlewByU

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    Yes !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Stephens Takes The Game With Beautiful Forehand Down The Line !!!

    . . . . .
     
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  27. powerangle

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    Interesting Aza screwed up 5 mps....
     
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  28. James Bond

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    How many MP was that? 6?
     
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  29. egn

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    Stephens forehand when it's on gives me faith in women's tennis.
     
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  30. Sid_Vicious

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    I love Sloane's forehand. Nice looking shot.
     
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  31. James Bond

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    Medical timeout?
     
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  32. powerangle

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    Sloanes playing another injured/"injured" top opponent. lol.
     
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  33. smoledman

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    I can't believe Sloane broke.
     
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  34. Mike Sams

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    Come on Sloane! Kill 2 annoying birds back to back!!!! :lol:
     
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  35. Raindogs

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    Azarenka begins the histrionics.
     
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  36. bluetrain4

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    Wow! Sloane with a break, saving 5 match points. Not pretty, a lot of errors, but some nice winners in there as well.

    Again, it's been said to death - Sloane has a LOT of work to do, and there's no guarantee she'll be a Top 10 player despite the media's obvious obsession with her after her Serena upset.

    She plays fearless when down, she needs to do that when she's ahead. She has a lot of kinks to work out. But, what really impresses me is her ability to compete and not give up, and say calm. That mental tool kit is necessary to make it to the next level.
     
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  37. BlewByU

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    What ?????
    Medical time interruption from Azarenka ???

    This is very convenient timing, isn't it ???

    Boo to you, Azarenka !!!

    . . . . .
     
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  38. President

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    Wow this is some bush league stuff, world #1 player taking a medical timeout while her inexperienced opponent is waiting to serve for the match. Reminds me of the US Open final last year...
     
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  39. jjk20

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    ****in medical timeout. as if this isn't being used as a "timeout"....
     
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  40. jokinla

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    WTF!!!!!!! Can someone please explain why you can leave the court for some lame excuse before your opponent serves to stay in the match. She was fine to serve herself, but now she needs to leave the court, BULLSHIZIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  41. TMF

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    I hope they go to 3rd set. This is too good.
     
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  42. Shangri La

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    Wow.. Stephens
     
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  43. pundekman

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    "serve for the match"? She's 1 set down and 4-5?
     
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  44. scootad.

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    Aza is such a loser. Such a phony. injured my @ss. LAME
     
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  45. RadicalMPfan

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    Since when does being out of breath constitute a medical time out?
     
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  46. bluetrain4

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    Yeah, it's BS, but there's no way to prevent it, unless you ban all medical timeouts. Azarenka did pull up a couple of times, and she does have problems with the heat, so unless you hook her up to a lie detector, you can't stop her from doing this. It's unfortunate.
     
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  47. RadicalMPfan

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    Tipsarevic should start training with Azarenka
     
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  48. Shangri La

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    Come on Azarenka, this is pretty lame..
     
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  49. dunlop_fort_knox

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    wow what a travesty.
     
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  50. jdubbs

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    Sloan has a top 10 game. Tons of power, nice touch. She's big and imposing her game at times. She's only 19...win or lose she's top 10 material.
     
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