2020 Australian Open - Women's Singles - General Discussion

Who will win AO 2020?


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fundrazer

Legend
@fundrazer you must be really happy eh?

I missed the match tho.
Yes! Great win and that part of the draw has opened up a bit with Karolina going out.

I missed it too. Played a match last night and was pretty tired after. Thought I could stay awake but I tapped out around 130am when the match was due to start at 3. Was catching the highlights this morning. Backhand down the line was very nice and she it seemed like she did a great job finding opportunities to come forward.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Count me as another who had never heard of Swiatek till I just looked at last night's results.
Guess you weren't paying attention during RG last year. Iga had a decent run and made it to the 2nd week with wins over Wang and Puig. Stopped by Halep in 4R. I believe that she moved from top 200 to top 50 (summer 2019)
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
Guess you weren't paying attention during RG last year. Iga had a decent run and made it to the 2nd week with wins over Wang and Puig. Stopped by Halep in 4R. I believe that she moved from top 200 to top 50 (summer 2019)
That's a great run. 2nd round of a major. - RG's tough to watch for us Fed fans ...

I have seen her play, sort of. I go to IW qualies every year. Looking at last years sched of play, one day while I was watching M Niculescu play Blinkova - and losing - on the adjoining court was Arruabarrena, who I watched during the breaks in the Niculescu match. Arruabarrena was playing, you guessed it, Iga Swiatek.
 
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Fedinkum

Legend
I heard they were a bit of trouble makers, even Tsitsipas asked them to tone down. But Sakkari definitely loves feeding off their supports. Personally, I am not a fan of the football crowd culture in a tennis match.

https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/tennis/greek-supporters-kicked-out-of-australian-open-after-wild-scenes-in-melbourne/news-story/dcfa2c0ed59cdf58ffb33ad50007dc14

Sakkari takes the first. The Greek fans will be happy with that since Tsitsipas already lost.
 

FakeEmpire

Professional
A competitive match, albeit not a particularly well played one. Those last serves by Sakkari in the tiebreak were life saving (losing that first set after having 2 chances to serve it out would have been very damaging), but she is finding it really hard to make a difference with it for long stretches. Her first serve percentage is rather low and Kvitova isn't showing a great difficulty to deal with it. But Kvitova being Kvitova, she's erring when she shouldn't (her forays into the net have been poor) and her own serve is letting her down.

Sakkari's movement is very impressive, though.
 
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bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
Who was the Greek female player from years ago? She had some real game and a few moments, but really never panned out into a big star. Watching Sakkari made me think about past Greek players.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
Going to be a disappointing end for Sakkari after a promising start, but this match shows exactly why she's never made a QF before. Too many things she needs to improve before she can take that next step.
 
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