DY wins the last 2 to take the set.
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.Sharapova vs Barty and potentially Kerber vs Swiatek should be interesting; see if the new wave can displace the old timers consistently.
Wozniacki is 50th in liverace, Ostapenko 75, Kasatkina 80. Bad year for those 3.Ostapenko too... she's 14/21 win/loss this year and out of Cincy 1R.
Sharapova and Woz up in few hrs for their 1R match.
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.So does a player like Sharapova get wildcards for like the rest of her life?
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.
She's working with Annabel, so let's see. Annabel part of what makes Ostapenko FO champ.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 Might make up for the disappointing tennis.
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.She's working with Annabel, so let's see. Annabel part of what makes Ostapenko FO champ.
The perks of living in NY!
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.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.