2019 Miami - WTA Premier Mandatory - General Discussion

Who will gains the title?


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Major choking from Wang. Very good fighting spirit from Halep from so far behind in the score. I guess that's what differentiate regular players from players with champion mentality. It's a good run nevertheless for Qiang Wang.
 

JJGUY

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Major choking from Wang. Very good fighting spirit from Halep from so far behind in the score. I guess that's what differentiate regular players from players with champion mentality. It's a good run nevertheless for Qiang Wang.
I am not sure it's a good run for Qiang, she benefited from Serena W/O, also it's quite lucky she met the compatriot Yafan Wang at R16, whom she has a very good H2H record against. Talking about Yafan, I have watched a few matches she played this year, very solid and consistent. Qiang might be able to produce some good tennis on a good day but Yafan impressed me more with her mental fortitude, her R32 match against a super aggressive Collins was really impressive. Once she got a little momentum to turn things around in the first set, she just kept going, never wavered, it's a stark contrast with Qiang's collapse today. The fact Yafan can win it all at Acapulco speaks the volume. When an opportunity presents, a player must be ready to take the final prize, not just stop at the final or semis, that's the quality that Qiang lacks. She had some good results last year as q-finalist, semi finalist or even finalist but she always failed to grab the final trophy.
 
Well, Halep better push to win the title to secure some much needed points more than anything else (e.g. regain #1).

She has half of her current points to defend during the clay season where the others don't have as much (see below)..... If she doesn't make a good clay season she could fell out of top 10 after RG for the first time in 6 seasons ....

Osaka - 255 pts
Halep - 2900 pts
Kvitova - 1410 pts
Kerber - 675 pts
Svitolina - 1195 pts
Stephens - 1525 pts
Pliskova - 990 pts
Bartens - 1310 pts
 
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elkwood

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Well, Halep better push to win the title to secure some much needed points more than anything else (e.g. regain #1).

She has half of her current points to defend during the clay season where the others don't have as much (see below)..... If she doesn't make a good clay season she could fell out of top 10 after RG for the first time in 6 seasons ....

Osaka - 255 pts
Halep - 2900 pts
Kvitova - 1410 pts
Kerber - 675 pts
Svitolina - 1195 pts
Stephens - 1525 pts
Pliskova - 990 pts
Bartens - 1310 pts

Clay season where she normally does so well. I just hope she doesn't exhaust herself during it like she normally seems to
 
I am not sure it's a good run for Qiang, she benefited from Serena W/O, also it's quite lucky she met the compatriot Yafan Wang at R16, whom she has a very good H2H record against. Talking about Yafan, I have watched a few matches she played this year, very solid and consistent. Qiang might be able to produce some good tennis on a good day but Yafan impressed me more with her mental fortitude, her R32 match against a super aggressive Collins was really impressive. Once she got a little momentum to turn things around in the first set, she just kept going, never wavered, it's a stark contrast with Qiang's collapse today. The fact Yafan can win it all at Acapulco speaks the volume. When an opportunity presents, a player must be ready to take the final prize, not just stop at the final or semis, that's the quality that Qiang lacks. She had some good results last year as q-finalist, semi finalist or even finalist but she always failed to grab the final trophy.
Quiang is pretty solid Svitolina's injury was more significant in that section of the draw, both would beat Williams who can't run anymore. Playing that style on that court Simona always had the edge when her head was on. Better serve, sharper shotmaker. Qiang is making good strides up the rankings though I liked the disposal of Konta. Quiang will be effective against the big lumps.
 
Quiang is pretty solid Svitolina's injury was more significant in that section of the draw, both would beat Williams who can't run anymore. Playing that style on that court Simona always had the edge when her head was on. Better serve, sharper shotmaker. Qiang is making good strides up the rankings though I liked the disposal of Konta. Quiang will be effective against the big lumps.
Are you safe, saying Williams can't run anymore? Doesn't that insult mothers?
 
I am not sure it's a good run for Qiang, she benefited from Serena W/O, also it's quite lucky she met the compatriot Yafan Wang at R16, whom she has a very good H2H record against. Talking about Yafan, I have watched a few matches she played this year, very solid and consistent. Qiang might be able to produce some good tennis on a good day but Yafan impressed me more with her mental fortitude, her R32 match against a super aggressive Collins was really impressive. Once she got a little momentum to turn things around in the first set, she just kept going, never wavered, it's a stark contrast with Qiang's collapse today. The fact Yafan can win it all at Acapulco speaks the volume. When an opportunity presents, a player must be ready to take the final prize, not just stop at the final or semis, that's the quality that Qiang lacks. She had some good results last year as q-finalist, semi finalist or even finalist but she always failed to grab the final trophy.
Agree, out of the Quarter Finalist, I think Wang Q, Kontaveit and Pliskova are the ones who got relatively easy opponents.
 

JJGUY

Hall of Fame
Also, shoutout to the doubles pairing of Mertens/Sabalenka who after winning Indian Wells last week, were given a WC into Miami where they're into the SF with wins over Collins/Ostapenko, #3 seeds Hsieh/Strycova and #5 seeds Dabrowski/Xu.

They'll play Barty/Azarenka for a spot in the finals.
it will be an interesting semi, Barty/Aza looks like a promising pair too. Barty had a very good double result a few years ago with Delaqua. During their short one season? partnership, I believe they went to 2 slam finals, lost both though.
 
it will be an interesting semi, Barty/Aza looks like a promising pair too. Barty had a very good double result a few years ago with Delaqua. During their short one season? partnership, I believe they went to 2 slam finals, lost both though.
Three slam finals in 2013 and Ash was only 16/17. They split when Ash went to go play cricket but when she returned to tennis in 2016 they reconnected the following year and made the final at the French which meant they’d made the final of all 4 slams. They lost to team Bucie. They won some more titles together but Dellacqua retired from the sport in early 2018. Barty then partnered with Coco and the pair won Miami and the US Open. Ash also won Rome and Canada with Schuurs.
 

JJGUY

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Three slam finals in 2013 and Ash was only 16/17. They split when Ash went to go play cricket but when she returned to tennis in 2016 they reconnected the following year and made the final at the French which meant they’d made the final of all 4 slams. They lost to team Bucie. They won some more titles together but Dellacqua retired from the sport in early 2018. Barty then partnered with Coco and the pair won Miami and the US Open. Ash also won Rome and Canada with Schuurs.
wow, even more impressive than I thought, now with her rising single career, she might need a better management on double duty.
 
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