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    Which of these WTA 1 Slam Champion gets their 2nd?

    Ostapenko was in good form going into Wimbledon this year but fell to Tomljanovic and embarrassed herself. She would have to be in that form again, but I'm not sure the pressure will ever be as low as 2017's RG. Kenin and Andreescu will be back I'm pretty sure of it. Providing Andreescu can play...
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    2021 US Open - WTA Official Thread

    Excited for the upcoming big tournaments!
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    2021 US Open - WTA Official Thread

    Teenage tennis players have bratty moments (actually, many tennis players in general, including the adults). I'm not sure why people on these boards are expecting players not to show frustration, not to smash rackets... It's happened for decades and won't stop. As long as they aren't abusing or...
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    2021 US Open - WTA Official Thread

    It was Wang Qiang that beat Serena at the AO in 2020 I believe. And unfortunately, she's achieved very little since. Zhang Shuai's singles career picked up massively after the AO win over Halep alongside her doubles results.
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    2021 US Open Final - [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [2] Daniil Medvedev

    3rd time lucky for Med - congrats! Djokovic will be back with a vengeance in Melbourne, that's for sure.
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    Yeah, Emma cited Li vs Schiavone RG final from 2011. She was also coached for a while by Nigel Sears. Her serve looks a little like Ivanovic's who he coached, albeit her ball toss isn't so wild. Emma reminds me of Li Na's game crossed with Halep's margin and poise. A good fit given her lineage.
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    Unbelievable! So tense! This is super, super sweet as a Brit. Also, incredible to see someone who cites Li Na as an idol win a major so soon after her retirement.
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    Fernandez seems to need to be down to play her best. Not sure how she just won 5 points in a row there, that was a massive opportunity for a break.
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    Emma had 4 days of rest between here 3x straight sets qualifying wins and her 1R straight sets win. I doubt that's much of a factor now, more it was an advantage to have played matches on the USO courts. It's not really different to other players playing a tournament the week before a slam - as...
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    Not sure how many people know he's called Radu! Haha
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    I think Fernandez is playing well enough to win this title - she's certainly beaten far more decorated opponents. Having said that, she's played what, 4x 3-set matches in a row now? At what point does fatigue come into this? Raducanu hasn't had to play such established names in the game, but her...
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    Former WTA #38 Rebecca Marino (Can) is back! How far now?

    She's up to 177 in the rankings (+43), so that's not too bad for a couple of wins. Sabalenka is ferocious, and in the form of her life so it's not a huge surprise that Marino didn't progress.
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    Naomi Osaka Racquet Specs

    New collaboration PJ alert - just seen on IG.
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