2019 US Open Women's Final - (8.) SERENA Williams vs. (15.) BIANCA Andreescu

Who wins the women's final?


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Lozo1016

Semi-Pro
1st set:

% of 1st serve points won: 76% Serena, 76% Bianca
% of 2nd serve points won: 33% Serena, 25% Bianca
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Serena praying for a Halep or Sloane style implosion in a slam final. They both led by a set and 2-0 or 3-0 before losing their RG finals.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Martina courier is makes for an amazing team. Just need petchey for the terrific threesome. Add in Becker and you have the perfect foursome.
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
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.
And there was a time when it was totally different. Serena could always potentially lose to a nobody in an early round, in contrast to another ATGs like Graf where that almost never happened. If she was in a SF or Final though, she was almost unbeatable.

But she surely isn’t immune to pressure. For me her strangest loss was in the 2015 US Open SF when she seemingly had the CYGS in the pocket with only Vinci and Pennetta left in the draw.
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Girls are really catching fire these days playing against her.
They are doing their job. Unlike the ATP, where 2 generations never stepped up to dethrone three players, on the WTA side, players see this as their life's work--meaning why else are they on the court? They are there to win majors, not just show up. All three majors winners this year were there for that reason, and took what they felt was theirs. If Andreescu wins this, she earned it, she did job of every player, and the women's tour continues to be the strongest in tennis.
 

MasturB

Legend
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.
She's slicing balls on defense that most WTA players wouldn't get a neutral ball back with.

Serena normally pounces on those shots because almost every WTA player can't absorb her power on the defensice run and keep Serena deep. Bianca is doing that.
 

Lozo1016

Semi-Pro
Another thing I should mention...In the Open Era, Serena is the only woman with a winning record in Slam matches when she drops the first set (42-40).
 

Jokervich

Semi-Pro
Serena
She couldn't just say "challenge"? She had to stick her arms in the air like that? :-D
I don't think she actually wanted to challenge, she was raising her hands in the air because she thought she won the point from the crowd reaction. Then she was basically forced to challenge because the umpire stopped the point for her.
 

MeatTornado

Legend
She couldn't just say "challenge"? She had to stick her arms in the air like that? :-D
It's really loud in there. You don't want to get into an argument with the ump about when you said challenge. Best to make it obvious you're stopping the point.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Dreadful choke from Andreescu when serving to consolidate the break. Has she got the focus and determination to see this out?
 
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