2019 Wimbledon - Women's Singles - General Discussion

Who will win Wimbledon?


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D-Lite

Semi-Pro
Lol you serious? Osaka will be a significant favorite against putintseva
She lost to her last week, and she's exactly the kind of players that upsets Osaka's game. I am an Osaka fan, and I really don't get a great vibe from Putintseva, but I think she will be a handful. You're right though, WTA is so random that Osaka could show up full force and leather her 2 and 0 - who knows!
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Just realised Halep drew Sasnovich in the first round. The Belarusian knocked out Kvitová last year in the 1R and many had Petra as their title picks. Tough match although Sasnovich is on a 5 match losing streak right now.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Quite a few early upsets on the cards:

Sasnovich over #7 Halep. As mentioned above.

Putintseva over #2 Osaka. Poots just beat Osaka in Birmingham. Rough for Naomi.

Rybarikova over #10 Sabalenka. Sabalenka faces the 2017 SFist who loves grass.

Tomljanovic over #29 Kasatkina. Darya has had an awful year while Ajla has had a good one.

Ostapenko over #28 Hsieh. This one is going to be impossible to predict. Two crazy different game styles. Ostapenko a SFist here last year while Hsieh made the 4R after beating then #1 Halep.

Gavrilova v #8 Svitolina. Elina is looking terrible on court and while Dasha hasn’t been great either, this one will be interesting.

Jabeur over #6 Kvitová. In theory this is easy for Petra but Jabeur just made the Eastbourne SF although she withdrew with injury. Petra however is herself shrouded in injury concerns so who knows.

Riske over #22 Vekic. Rosmalen Champ vs Nottingham finalist. Both love grass!
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
All Barty & Serena picks from ESPN.

Who will win the Wimbledon women's title?

McEnroe: Barty. She has a great, pure grass-court game, now with confidence as the French Open champ.

Evert: Serena. She's the best and most experienced grass-court player. I think she's worked hard getting ready for grass season.

Gilbert: I thought there might be 15 who could win Paris, and maybe there are 10 who can do it at Wimbledon. Barty is on a tremendous roll, even though she is in a group of death quarter of the draw. I think she can make it two Slams in a row.

Fernandez: Serena. Even though she hasn't played much this year, this is her best surface. If she's 100% healthy, she will be very tough to beat with her weapons on serve and return.

Drysdale: There are several "ifs" in the women's draw. The No. 1 if: If Petra Kvitova is playing injury-free, she is even in the winner's stakes with Serena Williams.

Shriver: Barty. Her athleticism and game style are perfect for grass. On the heels of Naomi Osaka's surprising back-to-back majors at the US Open and Australian Open, Barty will keep the pattern going during the most unpredictable and balanced 1 through 15 seeds in WTA history at Wimbledon.

Cahill: Serena. We will see the best of Serena this year at The Championships. She is in a brutal quarter of the draw, but that's just how she likes it. Grand Slam title No. 24 is waiting, and Serena will bring it from the opening round to send a message to the field.

Stubbs: I have no idea, but I am going to go with Serena. I think it might be her last stand to break the record for all-time slams. (Williams has 23, one behind Margaret Court.)

Bodo: It's a big ask of Barty, who has played an awful lot of tennis lately, but she is a tough young player, and she has a refreshing, no-nonsense, old-school Aussie way about her. No drama, no complications, no overthinking any aspect of it. Just what the WTA tour needs at this moment.

Roenigk: Barty stands up to the pressure of her first Grand Slam as the No. 1 seed (and No. 1 player in the world) and delivers.

Maine: Barty. Aside from that whole winning her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros just a few short weeks ago and becoming the new world No. 1, the 23-year-old Australian just won a grass title at Birmingham and believes herself to be stronger and more dangerous on the surface than she is on clay. She looks virtually unstoppable right now, so I'm banking on the Barty Party continuing at Wimbledon and into the hard-court season.

Hamilton: Barty has had a nagging arm injury, but she is best placed to make it two Slams in a row to continue her remarkable run of form after winning the French Open. With injury doubts clouding Serena Williams and Kvitova, Barty could dominate the women's draw.

Bembry: With nine different winners in the past 10 Grand Slam events, the question among the women is less "Who will win?" and more "Who's next?" I'll go with the woman who has had the most success at Wimbledon: Serena Williams, even with the tough draw.

Cambers: Barty. Her win at the French Open was a joy to see, a player with real variety able to blunt the power games of some of the big hitters to win her first Grand Slam. A former junior champion at Wimbledon, Barty's game is even more suited to grass. If she can handle the pressure, she is the woman to beat.
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Nobody giving Osaka a chance?
No reason to give her chance at the event right now. Yeah, anything can happen, but she's not the first person one thinks of as being in serious running for the title.

What happened to Lisicki? Just a bunch of injuries and she’s never recovered?
She's also past her "player shelf life"--and no matter how much she loved / focused on Wimbledon, she was never going to win the title.

Are you ****ing kidding me with that top quarter?

SEVEN slam champions with THIRTY SEVEN slams between them. Even if you subtract Serena from that there is still six slam champs with FOURTEEN slams between them.
That's how strong the women's tour is. The men's side cannot come close to that diversity/numbers of majors champions all actively in the mix.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
That's how strong the women's tour is. The men's side cannot come close to that diversity/numbers of majors champions all actively in the mix.
This is because of the power of Big 3, which prevents other players from reaching their first GS victory. If Big 3 members disappeared from the world today, male GS tournaments would have new winners and in a few years the number of active players with a GS title would be similar to a women's tour.
 

fundrazer

Legend
This is because of the power of Big 3, which prevents other players from reaching their first GS victory. If Big 3 members disappeared from the world today, male GS tournaments would have new winners and in a few years the number of active players with a GS title would be similar to a women's tour.
Yes...I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that if you want to win a slam you probably have to go through 2 of the 3 best players of all time. Very few players are capable of this. Although with that said, there have also been a few better opportunities for players to sneak through, but they have not been able to do so...

On the women's tour it's not like there are multiple "gatekeepers," and this probably a contributing factor as to why more women have won slams. You still probably have to go through a few very good players, but maybe only 1 or 2 opponents who have really proven themselves as slam champion material.
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
The problem with all of Enceladus’ tweets screwing up each page is you can’t block him because then this thread disappears from your feed too.
 
This is wide open. I can’t pick only one. I’d go with either Pliskova or Osaka to right the ship and make it 3 out of 4.

Dark Horse. I’m going with Azarenka to bow out in the QF to Osaka.

Early upset. Once again I’m going with Svitolina failing to make it to round 3.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Just realised Halep drew Sasnovich in the first round. The Belarusian knocked out Kvitová last year in the 1R and many had Petra as their title picks. Tough match although Sasnovich is on a 5 match losing streak right now.
They're dead even on the h2h = 0-0.

Given their lack of play vs each other, it might take Simon a while to figure out the game of Aliaksandra. While grass is not necessarily the best surface for Sasnovich, she has fared better at SW19 (5-4) than at RG or USO. She managed to make it to 4R at Wimbledon last year. Other than upsetting Kvitova last year on the hallowed grass, she's had wins over Svitolina (2019), Bertens (2018), Ka Pliskova (2016) and Kasatkina (2019).
 
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AM75

Hall of Fame
Cori Gauff has a brilliant PR-agent. The way they promote and hype her reminds me of promotion of Kournikova and Sharapova back 20 years ago. She's all over the news, as if she already won Wimbledon and 100 of other tournaments.
 
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THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
No Kerber interesting :unsure:


Despite the loss today she is Still the favourite imo
Yes, as I said elsewhere, Kerber is sharp, and she knows how to win here. I've picked her in past years and do so this time around.

One thing seems strange: no one even mentions Sharapova anymore. On, I know some are diehard fans who will not say a thing, hoping she quietly finds her way into a final and wins, but others are simply not mentioning her at all.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Hehehehe,,, AEC really wants Heather Watson to win a round here.. she is playing McNally in the 1st round. this is winnable match for heather
Alas, Heather has dropped off the radar big time. Being given winnable matches is no guarantee she will win them. Things have got that bad! :(
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Giorgo broken. Yas goes up 5-3. These 2 are very easy on the eyes. And decent tennis to boot.

Yas holds to take the 1st set.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
This fawning over Serena... I really don’t get it. She’s been invisible since the US Open.
Wimbledon is such a hard slam to predict because a lot of the top players perform poorly here. Halep, Wozniacki, Pliskova, Svitolina, Sloane and more just don't do well. On top of that you've got Kvitova injured so there's a huge question mark over her, Osaka isn't used to the grass so her winning on grass is rare and Barty has never gone past the 3R here. Although Serena's results have been mediocre her history is just hard to ignore especially making the final here last year on her return. The only other good candidate on paper is Kerber but she hasn't even won a title since winning Wimbledon last year so it's just very hard to predict.

Who do you think we should be fawning over? Honestly i'm open for ideas, it's just impossible to predict in my eyes.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Wimbledon is such a hard slam to predict because a lot of the top players perform poorly here. Halep, Wozniacki, Pliskova, Svitolina, Sloane and more just don't do well. On top of that you've got Kvitova injured so there's a huge question mark over her, Osaka isn't used to the grass so her winning on grass is rare and Barty has never gone past the 3R here. Although Serena's results have been mediocre her history is just hard to ignore especially making the final here last year on her return. The only other good candidate on paper is Kerber but she hasn't even won a title since winning Wimbledon last year so it's just very hard to predict.

Who do you think we should be fawning over? Honestly i'm open for ideas, it's just impossible to predict in my eyes.
No one. The women’s game right now is a total toss up at any event. And grass just exaggerated that even more. But seeing Martina on the BBC saying Serena is unbeatable and is favourite I dont understand. Her saying stuff like Serena can beat everyone playing on one leg and stuff. She’s not the same player anymore. Players like pliskova and Barty are far better players to compliment and put your hopes on, if any, in my eyes. Just seems to me that people take a hiatus from the game and base their predictions on last year’s Wimbledon.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
No one. The women’s game right now is a total toss up at any event. And grass just exaggerated that even more. But seeing Martina on the BBC saying Serena is unbeatable and is favourite I dont understand. Her saying stuff like Serena can beat everyone playing on one leg and stuff. She’s not the same player anymore. Players like pliskova and Barty are far better players to compliment and put your hopes on, if any, in my eyes. Just seems to me that people take a hiatus from the game and base their predictions on last year’s Wimbledon.
Ug is that what Martina said? Yikes. Words like unbeatable are just stupid in this context. They all said the same thing last year going into the Wimbledon final and I said Kerber would get it and commentators had the audacity to call it an upset....
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Lot of deuce/ads in Giorgi's serve games. Broken again in the 3rd game of set 2. Yas has been holding rather easily most of the time but is being challenged in the 4th game... Back & forth but Yas finally holds.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Out of curiosity, who do people tip to make the final from the bottom half?

I'm just trying to fully analyze the draw and I just have no idea.

I was going to say Pliskova until I realized she will likely face the winner of Hsieh/Ostapenko in the 3R and I can see either of them knocking her out considering Karolina's form at Wimbledon compared to their's. That entire 3rd quarter of the draw is wide open, none of the seeds in that section have ever made the QF:
Svitolina
Sakkari
Martic
Sevastova
Vondrousova
Kontaveit
Hsieh
Pliskova

In fact only 2 people in that 3rd section of the draw have ever made a Wimbledon QF and that's Ostapenko and Flipkens who have both made the SF. And both of them are unseeded here!

The bottom quarter has a few more players and features former SFist like: Halep, Azarenka, Rybarikova as well as 5x champ Venus but still so hard to predict.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Guess I missed it but Giorgo broke the serve of Yas 2x early in the 1st set. But Yas broke 3x.

Giorgo broken again in 2nd set.. Yas serving for the match at 5-2.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Svitolina beats Gavrilova 7-5 6-0.

2nd set was very easy. looked surprisingly good.

Has a weak draw so watch out.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Wimbledon picks from tennis.com

PRAKASH AMRITRAJ:
Women's Champion: Karolina Pliskova
Women's Dark Horse: Alison Riske
Women's Bust: Naomi Osaka

JIMMY ARIAS:

Women's Champion: Karolina Pliskova
Women's Dark Horse: Amanda Anisimova
Women's Bust: Naomi Osaka

BRETT HABER:
Women's Champion: Petra Kvitova
Women's Dark Horse: Garbine Muguruza
Women's Bust: Elina Svitolina

MARK KNOWLES:
Women's Champion: Karolina Pliskova
Women's Dark Horse: Sofia Kenin
Women's Bust: Sloane Stephens

TED ROBINSON:
Women's Champion: Madison Keys
Women's Dark Horse: Sofia Kenin
Women's Bust: Elina Svitolina

CHANDA RUBIN:
Women's Champion: Ashleigh Barty
Women's Dark Horse: Maria Sakkari
Women's Bust: Elina Svitolina

STEVE WEISSMAN:
Women's Champion: Karolina Pliskova
Women's Dark Horse: Sofia Kenin
Women's Bust: The Ash Barty Quarter

Champs: 4 for Pliskova, 1 for Barty, 1 for Keys, 1 for Kvitova
Dark horse: 3 for Kenin, 1 for Sakkari, 1 for Anisimova, 1 for Muguruza, 1 for Riske
Bust: 3 for Svitolina, 2 for Osaka, 1 for Sloane, 1 for the Ash Barty Quarter
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Kenin knocks out Sharma in straights
Yastremska takes out last years QFist Giorgi 6-3 6-3
Bouzkova also wins 6-3 6-3 against Barthel
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Wimbledon picks from tennis.com

PRAKASH AMRITRAJ:
Women's Champion: Karolina Pliskova
Women's Dark Horse: Alison Riske
Women's Bust: Naomi Osaka

JIMMY ARIAS:

Women's Champion: Karolina Pliskova
Women's Dark Horse: Amanda Anisimova
Women's Bust: Naomi Osaka

BRETT HABER:
Women's Champion: Petra Kvitova
Women's Dark Horse: Garbine Muguruza
Women's Bust: Elina Svitolina

MARK KNOWLES:
Women's Champion: Karolina Pliskova
Women's Dark Horse: Sofia Kenin
Women's Bust: Sloane Stephens

TED ROBINSON:
Women's Champion: Madison Keys
Women's Dark Horse: Sofia Kenin
Women's Bust: Elina Svitolina

CHANDA RUBIN:
Women's Champion: Ashleigh Barty
Women's Dark Horse: Maria Sakkari
Women's Bust: Elina Svitolina

STEVE WEISSMAN:
Women's Champion: Karolina Pliskova
Women's Dark Horse: Sofia Kenin
Women's Bust: The Ash Barty Quarter

Champs: 4 for Pliskova, 1 for Barty, 1 for Keys, 1 for Kvitova
Dark horse: 3 for Kenin, 1 for Sakkari, 1 for Anisimova, 1 for Muguruza, 1 for Riske
Bust: 3 for Svitolina, 2 for Osaka, 1 for Sloane, 1 for the Ash Barty Quarter
Not familiar with this "Women's Bust" category. Likelihood of winning based on bra size???
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Pliskova doing very well against Zhu up 6-2 2-1.

2017 SFist Rybarikova also doing well against #10 Sabalenka up 5-1.
 
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