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

Who wins the women's final?


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weakera

Legend
Serena forehand feeds into Bianca's hitting zone, Bianca actually has trouble with the low balls but there aren't many of them.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Andreescu is on fire. If her level doesn't drop she will be holding that trophy after this set. Serena serving at 50% has no chance in this. She has been totally outclassed so far and if she can't lean on her serve, then it's lights out.
 
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.
Do you mean to say "Serena would have won if only she were properly energised"?
 

MasturB

Legend
SW is playing fine, she is just not used to seeing a player like this. Not another one like Andre for some time now.
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.
 

ACE of Hearts

Talk Tennis Guru
So fascinating to see a WTA player who is not intimidated by Serena's power and is giving it all back to her.

Her returns are going deep and forcing Serena to go for smaller margins on serve and she's missing a lot of first serves.
Serena is out of shape facing a young phenom who has power. Are you shocked?
 

MasturB

Legend
The first serve percentage is the story of the set (and probably the match).

I’m honestly worried she’s getting steamrolled now.

Her 1st serve percentage is going down because Bianca is returning well. Her returns are going deep and forcing Serena to go for more.

Nobody has ever absorbed and returned Serena's serve this consistently.
 
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.
Yep, tactical power. Backhand better than sharapova though.
 

MeatTornado

Legend
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.
She walks on court like that all the time. She has the worst body language you'll ever see. It takes a big point in a big moment before she really lets out a roar and gets going.

But when the opponent is dominating the majority of the points, there's no opportunity for a big point.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Bianca got broken by TT, you wanna tell me that she’s a better returner than SW?

She’s serving way better today than thus far in the tournament.
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.
 

James P

Hall of Fame
If this is straight sets, I wonder if Serena ever recovers. And by that, I mean her career and shot at Court.
 

fundrazer

Legend
Bianca with a let’s go come on after holding serve. You’ve won like 3 games straight, chill. Lol
It's obnoxious but at the same time it's interesting to see Serena playing against another "alpha" type of personality. It's probably her way of showing that she's not going to be intimidated by anything Serena does, including Serena's roaring grunts/come on's on big points.
 
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Chadalina

Guest
Serena has the weirdest hairline ive ever seen, has hair on her forehead
 
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.
She lost her last three slam finals in straight sets. Not surprising.
 

Fed881981

Hall of Fame
She might be nervous (those DF are certainly atypical), but she's being throughly outplayed by Andreescu. She's out-serving her and being super aggressive with a gigantic depth of shot, variations of spin and wicked angles, making Serena look out of balance most of the time. She doesn't have the speed and, as consequence, the footwork to make her groundstrokes fly.
Forgot about being outplayed. She’s serving at 50%. That’s nerves.
 

ACE of Hearts

Talk Tennis Guru
If this is straight sets, I wonder if Serena ever recovers. And by that, I mean her career and shot at Court.
She could if she actually lost 20 pounds. She’s out of shape. She will lose everytime she faces a player that can push her around the court.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
SERENA-BIANCA 3:6, 0:2
Serena created DF at first Bianca's BP in the 2nd game of the 2nd set. Bianca have a break in the 2nd set.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Professional
I had a very strong feeling that Andreescu would win this match - and tournament. Unless a miracle happens that will be happening very soon indeed...
 

MasturB

Legend
Yep, tactical power. Backhand better than sharapova though.
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.
 
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