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    Emma Raducanu: 1 GS Wonder?

    Of course they are hyping Raducanu, as seen with other WTA players in recent years. She won a major and that's great--she did her job, but one should examine why some choose to start building temples to certain players who either won their first major, or a couple--but were not seen as a...
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    She is not retiring, so it must suck to base so much hate on a dream that's not coming true. The only people talking about "behavior are the same people who hated her since the start of her career, and it never had a damn thing to do with "behavior". She is legend who transcended the sport...
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    She was outplayed; all of what got her to that final--particularly against former winners--was not to be seen in that final.
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    I doubt your praise lines up with marketing reality, aside from her now being a majors winner.
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    5 - 10 majors? That's a wild overestimation of her skills at this point.
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    Fernandez brought nothing to this final. Well, so much for the "she's the next __________ in tennis!" hype-drunk posts over the past two weeks. In any case, time for the updated list of majors winners (not named Serena) since 2010: Schiavone: FO - 2010 Clijsters: USO 2010 & AO 2011 Li Na: FO...
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    2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

    Fernandez in a the fierce sets. I give her the edge in that she might be fully aware of how she made it to the final, and the last time a woman came from seemingly nowhere to beat past majors winners and take the title.
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    US Open SF: Fernandez vs Sabalenka

    Good point. But placement of that serve is the key, as in going wide to keep Fernandez triggered to run after everything so Sabalenka has an easy put-away.
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    2021 US Open SF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [4] Alexander Zverev

    Djokovic is on a mission. THE most important mission in the sport's history. All others should clear the streets.
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    2021 US Open - WTA Official Thread

    They're all hyped to varying degrees, but with some players, their ascent was so undeniable that they earned all of the celebratory statements and predictions (Serena more than the rest).
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    2021 US Open QF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs [6] Matteo Berrettini

    Only if Berrettini is playing a cardboard cutout of Djokovic instead of the real man.
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    2021 US Open - WTA Official Thread

    Kerber, to be sure. While Fernandez's run is interesting, some are already making big predictions about her career from a few matches, and cannot see that the same kind of fireworks were set off about Bouchard, Stevenson, Vaidisova, Oudin and other players who made a splash at a major, but...
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