Originally Posted by Relinquis
I love Sloane Stephens and think she has a fabulous tennis future, but...
if Serena wasn't injured Sloane would have been toast. The teen would have put of an admirable and noteworthy fight, but she would have been out in straight sets.
are we really doubting this?
I think the question is really how injured Serena really was. She was serving 115+ in the 3rd set. She was running just fine despite her claims that her ankle was THIS big. Commentators noted how Serena allows physical issues to get deep into her head.
It's a convenient excuse. Serena is always "injured" so it's just a question of how hard she fights through it. What a hero! Not.