2018 Wimbledon - WTA general discussion

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Who will win the 2018 Wimbledon tournament?

Poll closed Jul 2, 2018.
  1. Halep

    2.9%
  2. Wozniacki

    2.9%
  3. Muguruza

    14.7%
  4. Sloane

    2.9%
  5. Svitolina

    2.9%
  6. Kvitova

    38.2%
  7. Kerber

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Sharapova

    2.9%
  9. Serena

    14.7%
  10. Other? (post in thread)

    17.6%
  1. Service Ace

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    As always, the match will be on Serena's racquet. Just depends on what form of Serena shows up on Saturday.
     
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  2. skyline

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    Serena is just lethal when she gets her 1st serve in.
     
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  3. NoleFam

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    That lob looked like it was going wide.
     
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  4. sbengte

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    What is this absolute mug of a player doing in a Wimbledon SF ? How did she get there ?
     
  5. sbengte

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    It was.
     
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  6. fundrazer

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    For sure. Might be a case of Goerges forgetting where exactly she was on the court.
     
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  7. zagor

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    Kerber will indeed have a shot because she plays a different game (instead of trying to beat Serena at her own one) but it's not a great chance, she'll be the clear underdog for certain.
     
  8. Vanhool

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    I often wonder what her career would look like if 2-3 of the majors were played on grass like old times. We only get to see her (or anybody) play one (maybe two) tournament a year on grass, so we don’t get to see her fully dialed in on the surface til half way through the tournament. 2012 Olympics she got to play a second tournament and it was epic level.
     
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  9. Adv. Edberg

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    Why doesn't Goerges try a different tactic? Cause plan A clearly doesn't work. How about a slice?
     
  10. fundrazer

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    Well this one's over. Bit of a letdown day compared to what happened yesterday.
     
  11. tennis4me

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    Looks like this match is a done deal for Serena.
     
  12. zagor

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    It's hard to say, more big tourneys on grass would also mean a tougher field on it, everyone would be gearing their game towards grass. However, I do think it's her best surface so she'd probably have even more slams than she does now.
     
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  13. NoleFam

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    Serena said thank you very much. Goerges totally didn't know where she was on the court.
     
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  14. ACE of Hearts

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    Kerber needs to hope that Serena has an off day on her serve. That’s her only shot imo
     
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  15. AM75

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    Görges is done :( Btw is Serena pregnant again?
     
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  16. Midaso240

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    You'll find a lot of people over the next day or two will be picking Kerber to win. Yeah,she's the underdog but not a big one it's 60/40
     
  17. AM75

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    Görges shot selection is not ideal today.
     
  18. skyline

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    I think she’s just feeling overcome at this point.
     
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  19. FakeEmpire

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    All of you talking about grass and I suddenly asked myself: where's Pironkova? After a short search, I found out she's pregnant. I had no idea.
     
  20. fundrazer

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    Another mom for ESPN to blabber about.

    Just wait, pretty soon they're gonna add an extra stat for Serena. Win/loss vs other moms.
     
  21. ACE of Hearts

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    And Serena has a brain fart on her serve. Match not over.
     
  22. Vanhool

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    Damn. Just when I stopped worrying she got broken :(
     
  23. AM75

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    Gosh, I hope Görges will hold her serve!
     
  24. SystemicAnomaly

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    Go, go Goerges!
     
  25. fundrazer

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    lmao. 2 unforced errors off her best shot and a double fault.
     
  26. skyline

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    Wow Serena didn’t serve it out. Didn’t see that coming.

    Anyone’s match if it goes to third.
     
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    You try losing a stomach after having a complicated pregnancy and c-section.
     
  28. ACE of Hearts

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    With the exception of the loose service game very good match from Serena.
     
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  29. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    In studio, Bethanie Mattek-Sands was giving Goerges every chance to defeat Serena, and said as much about Kerber's chances, if Serena moves forward. So on that note, I don't think Serena is the overwhelming favorite here or if she made the final, in the minds of some.
     
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  30. heftylefty

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    Let the mashing of teeth begin.
     
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  31. skyline

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    So she broke back only to completely fold on her own serve. Oh well.

    Happy for the S-A final.
     
  32. skyline

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    Big gift from Jules in that final game but yeah, overall this is Serena’s best match.

    Goerges suits her.
     
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    Wow, did anyone's ice in their drinks melted in the audience from these two matches? o_O
     
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  35. ACE of Hearts

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    She’s not the overwhelming favorite but i just can’t see her losing the final. We will see. The match’s on her racquet in my humble opinion.
     
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  36. AM75

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    I just think the the cut of her dress is very suspicious.

    Anyway, congrats to Serena fans. Görges had her chances but obviously couldn't handle the pressure.
     
  37. tennis4me

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    New Mom to Final. I'll have to say I had my doubts about her prospect in Wimbledon when I saw her early matches when she was just getting back to tour. Impressive comeback.
     
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  38. skyline

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    Wimbledon’s decision to seed Serena has really been vindicated.

    She now moves to #28 and can be seeded on her own in NYC.
     
  39. Vanhool

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    I’m feeling a lot better about Serena’s chances in the final, but Angie is a very different (and better) player than Julia, so we’ll see.
     
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  40. Mr.Lob

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    You saying she's baby doping again?
     
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  41. skyline

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    Yeah I am also feeling more hopeful based on this match. It was a very good display from her.

    But Kerber will be a lot tougher.
     
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  42. ACE of Hearts

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    So what will be serena williams’s ranking if she somehow wins Wimbledon? I know she has been away for awhile but it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know she’s a top 5 player maybe even top 3 or maybe the best when healthy even at this stage of her career.
     
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  43. MarcusInKensington

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    Apparently Serena is a mother. It hasn’t been mentioned much in commentary...
     
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    Even tho she did not prevail today, Julia G has secured her spot back in the top 10 (since Jelena O also lost in the SF today). Congrats Julia.
     
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  45. ACE of Hearts

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    Lol i have no doubts that Kerber will push her hard but Kerber has to hope that Serena has a bad serving day and spraying errors left and right.
     
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    She back to the top 30 with today’s win. In the top 20 if she wins on Sat.
     
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    https://live-tennis.eu/pt/ranking-wta-ao-vivo

    According to this, the maximum of points she could achieve is 2315. So, she would be ranked 19 (Osaka is the 18th, with 2350).
     
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  48. marc45

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    how many months pregnant do you think Serena could be and still win a major?
     
  49. MatsPhilander

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    Totally predictable-stopped watching after the start of the second set-tuned back in to see her break Serena & then mugged her service game to lose by love. Doubt I will bother with the final.
     
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    Form!????????
     

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