Its clearly nerves. As I hinted yesterday, the magnitude of this being the chance to bookend her first USO victory (the first majors victory of her career) and matching Court could get to her. I do believe if there were no record tied to winning another major (IOW, no Grand Slam, or anniversary of her first major), this would be a different case. Right now, it is sort of an emotional trap--as long as the Court record sits in front of her, the nerves will be there no matter who she faces, and I'm not at all convinced she will ever overcome that.Got to be nerves, she hits sitter balls back to Bianca. Fed admitted he started getting nervous more as he aged.
A rout?!?! Have you watched Andreescu play before?Man, I thought this was going to be a rout with Williams taking it in straight sets. But now, I think it is the other way. I simply don't understand Serena. She has absolutely zero energy since the first ball. She has had this issue repeatedly for I don't know how many years now.
She gets all pumped up and excited for everything but a final match. Then all of a sudden, she's walking around the court moping... I mean it is almost so bad that I would say she almost should get a lack of effort violation. Jeezus.
Best backhand ever? Maybe when she gets it lined up, but her movement has been bad and she has to slice way too much. So I have to disagree.Sharapova has one of the best backhands in women's tennis history.
But she never could slice like Bianca. And she doesn't absorb pace on backhand like Bianca.
Very fascinating to watch. Bianca can absorb pace on the run very well without losing key positioning.
Bianca is on fire and she is letting Serena know
Sure, but I don't think anyone doubted she'd bring her best.Yeah because she was always going to bring her A game in the final against Serena and anybody who couldn’t see that was silly. The girl lives for pressure.
I say this as someone who likes Svitolina and I know everyone is allowed their opinion but how are people comparing her (favourably) to Andreescu?
Svitolina is not in Andreescu’s realm. Not even remotely. Svitolina is a a solid top 10 worthy player, who could nick a slam if things fall her way. I would be surprised if Andreescu didn’t win at least 3 slams honestly, she is that good.
Andreescu, along with Osaka obviously and possibly Barty and Bencic, is the future of women’s tennis providing she can stay healthy.
She is refreshingly cerebral (I say this with no disrespect, lots of brainless play on ATP too), has incredible feel and good power to top it off.
Ding ding ding!Sharapova had power but Serena always put an end to that.
Kerber had great defense and awkward shots.
Halep had great defense but not the same power Bianca has. And she certainly isnt comfortable at net and doesn't have the variety.
Bianca is showing mental fearlessness, power, and court IQ. Her point construction is amazing. So refreshing to not see the typical ball bashing.