2018 WTA US Open Discussion Thread

Women's Champion


  • Total voters
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SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Untrue. They have played great matches mostly when Venus was in better shape. As for Giorgi, she only hits out. You cannot seriously expect a good match from her.
The sisters have played nearly 30 pro matches against each other in their careers. Can probably count the number of exciting, quality matches between the two on one hand — perhaps a few more. Maybe 1/4 of their h2h matches at best. Not enuff.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Who the heck is Sabalenka and why is she important now? o_O
She started making a splash last year in Fed Cup and her first WTA 125k title (Mumbai Open). Also has 6 ITF titles (5 singles). A WTA final this year in April. Another splash at Eastbourne with wins over Radwanska, Mertens, Goerges and Pliskova. Tough match in the final there vs Caro Woz.

She got her revenge vs Caro W in Montreal earlier this month. Great run in Cincy with wins over Maddy Keys, Jo Konta, Pliskova (again) and Caro Garcia. Lost to Halep the SF. Just won New Haven with wins over Goerges (again) and Carla SN.

No. She's just riding high in the moment. Ostapenko is far better and also Osaka and Kasatkina. They are one year older than her tho but still next gen.
Aryna S looks to be the real deal. Rising faster and doing better than Jelena O lately. Jelena at #10 but #14 in the Race. Aryna closing in her. She’s #20 (on Mon) but #18 in the Race.

Ostapenko had an incredible run Last year at RG — snatching the final from Halep. Decent runs on the W grass the past 2 yrs but not seen much else of the promise of her early slam success. Not much since W, early July. 1R loss in Montreal to Jo K. Another 1R loss in Cincy to Alize Cornet.
 
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SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Lol, why can't you just like her P!

@SystemicAnomaly @helixx

That being said, I still love Aryna. My order is Ana, Naomi, Aryna, Dasha, Jelena. Don't like: Bencic.

Aryna looks like that punk girl who doesn't give a **** in HS.
Aryna, kinda cute but also has a bit of a masculine look/vibe. Comes off like a jock. Not unlike Gaby Sabitini — looked like a model but walked like a guy. And hit with a lot of sound and fury... signifying (something).

Ana? Blanking on this. Senior moment? Bogdan? Ivanovic still comes to mind when I see a player referred to as simply, Ana.

My girl is still CiCi. Hope she recovers soon. Maybe not at quite the same level as Aryna and others but easily top 20 if she remains healthy. Top 10 if she fixes her serve.
 

FakeEmpire

Professional
Ana? Blanking on this. Senior moment? Bogdan? Ivanovic still comes to mind when I see a player referred to as simply, Ana.
I believe he/she's referring to Ana Konjuh.

My favourite youngster is Bencic, but I've warmed to Ostapenko (even though her attitude can be quite aggravating at times). But I can find things to like about almost all the youngsters - or players, for that matter. Not a fan of Sharapova, though. I respect her fighting spirit, but everything else rubs me the wrong way.

Tomorrow's OOP: https://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/index.html
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
No Serena votes? :eek:
That is odd given that betting odds have either Serena or Simona as the most likely to win the championship. OddsChecker has Serena a bit higher than Simona. OTOH, both players are in the same quarter and their odds for taking this section is somewhat higher for Simona than Serena.
 

helixx

Hall of Fame
i actually like all youngsters except vondrousova, i also thought buzarnescu is youngster but then i found out she is already 30 :D never paid attention to her
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
Lol, why can't you just like her P!

@SystemicAnomaly @helixx

That being said, I still love Aryna. My order is Ana, Naomi, Aryna, Dasha, Jelena. Don't like: Bencic.

Aryna looks like that punk girl who doesn't give a **** in HS.
I liked her initially in that she just seemed so free on the ball. But this has become tiresome in her inconsistency.
And her constant pouting at her box is boring.
Plus l can't get the image of an umpa lumpa out of my head.
 
Aryna, kinda cute but also has a bit of a masculine look/vibe. Comes off like a jock. Not unlike Gaby Sabitini — looked like a model but walked like a guy. And hit with a lot of sound and fury... signifying (something).

Ana? Blanking on this. Senior moment? Bogdan? Ivanovic still comes to mind when I see a player referred to as simply, Ana.

My girl is still CiCi. Hope she recovers soon. Maybe not at quite the same level as Aryna and others but easily top 20 if she remains healthy. Top 10 if she fixes her serve.
Ana Konjuh. Poor gitl is injured for a year.
 

FakeEmpire

Professional
Halep in trouble. Already a set down (6-2). Kanepi has been the aggressor like expected, but Halep is not only failing to frustrate her with her defence, but also throwing some untimely mistakes. Her 2nd serve is being destroyed too. Only 29% of 2nd serves won.
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
Kanepi up 2-0 against Halep in set 2, finishing game 2 with an amazing down the line bullet. I wonder if nerves will get to her, but so far she looks solid.
 

FakeEmpire

Professional
Halep already destroying rackets, showing some signs of impatience. She's standing so far behind the baseline and making her life so much more difficult as a result. Kanepi's depth of shot admittedly is forcing that to an extent, but she's running and running and her shots getting shorter and shorter as the time goes by. Her serve isn't helping at all.

Kanepi playing outstanding tennis, though. Excellent pace and placement.

Kanepi 3-0 in the 2nd.
 
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