2019 Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati) - WTA Thread

Who gets the title?


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ALEXT

Semi-Pro
Sharapova vs Barty and potentially Kerber vs Swiatek should be interesting; see if the new wave can displace the old timers consistently.
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
Sharapova vs Barty and potentially Kerber vs Swiatek should be interesting; see if the new wave can displace the old timers consistently.
I don’t see Sharapova beating Barty. Serve and groundstrokes were very shaky at times, and she didn’t look very fast around the court either. Very curious whether it will be a rout or somewhat close.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
So does a player like Sharapova get wildcards for like the rest of her life?
Possibly as long as she is considered box office. Even if she only goes 2 rounds, she will put some butts in the seats. Her match vs Barty should sell tickets. Might be obligated to do some meet and greet as a WC at this event as well.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Congrats to upcoming stars: Dayana Yastremska over Caro Woz and Iga Swiatek over Caro Garcia.

Sorry to hear that Amanda Anisimova is still injured. Saw her break down, crying uncontrollably, after losing the 2nd set in her QF match vs Saisai Zheng in San Jose a couple of weeks back. Was likely extremely distraught that she had to play a 3rd set after serving for the match in set 2. After an MTO with a doctor and a trainer, she managed to finish that match. But subsequently pulled out of Toronto with the hopes of playing Cincy.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
What a difference a few month makes: Kerber is ranked 13th and Andreescu 14th. Love to see a together again for another interesting match! Want to see the after match handshake ritual!
 
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fundrazer

Legend
Wonder how long it will take for Garbine to get things back on track. I hope she's not stubborn and plays a few more smaller events to get some matchplay in. She could very well go the entire summer playing less than 5 matches. 0-2 since the French Open...

She is hosting some wine/food tasting meet and greet with Thiem in Manhattan next week though. I will still be in the area so I might buy VIP tickets for the guaranteed photo :D Might make up for the disappointing tennis.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
No On Demand (replays) for Cincy on Tennis Channel (Plus)??? Have live action access for Cincy and replays for previous tournaments but no content under On Demand for this tournament. What gives?
 
She is hosting some wine/food tasting meet and greet with Thiem in Manhattan next week though. I will still be in the area so I might buy VIP tickets for the guaranteed photo :D Might make up for the disappointing tennis.
She's working with Annabel, so let's see. Annabel part of what makes Ostapenko FO champ.
The perks of living in NY!
 

fundrazer

Legend
She's working with Annabel, so let's see. Annabel part of what makes Ostapenko FO champ.
The perks of living in NY!
Ahhh, that's right. I'm still kind of curious to see how she would do with a former ATP player as a coach, but this should be a good fit for now. Like you said, we'll see how it goes.

I'm actually here as part of a training program for my job. Well, in Jersey City anyway. But I can take a train right over to Manhattan no problem. I actually did that today to go shopping at one of the Lacoste stores. I'm not sure if I will go to the Smash Bash as it's called, but we'll see about that too. It's not really my type of party/event, but I would love to get a photo and maybe chat with her briefly...If I wasn't too nervous anyway :D
 
I just googled How to have body like Maria Sakkari.

And found out she squats 100kg and I don't know how much she dead lift but looks a lot.
Petkovic is also a body goal but really these girls are crazy.
 
I think everyone knew this was coming... my question is, why did she even bother traveling to Cincy? Should've just pulled out after the Toronto final. At least she did so before the match to give someone else a chance to play.
In presscon she said usually it was better after 48hrs, she took the chances but yeah no sh1t.
Wonder what Pegula is doing when suddenly asked "Hey you wanna play today?"
 

PeteD

Legend
Kenin-Julia: the youngster is playing a lot of good tennis. Julia has way more chops though. On serve in the 1st
 
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