2020 Australian Open - Women's Singles - General Discussion

Who will win AO 2020?


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bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
This is gonna be a tough go for CoCo to win - as it should be since Kenin is the 14 seed. But since Kenin isn't a big name or Slam champion, I think people forget that she should be favored. I actually haven't even seen Kenin play that much.
 

insideguy

Legend
This is gonna be a tough go for CoCo to win - as it should be since Kenin is the 14 seed. But since Kenin isn't a big name or Slam champion, I think people forget that she should be favored. I actually haven't even seen Kenin play that much.
She is a pretty rock solid player day in and day out as far past the wta goes anyway. Nice all around game. Nothing spectacular but nothing bad either.
 

JJGUY

Hall of Fame
Uhh what? What has she done?

By the way, have you seen Danielle Collins? ...
yep, I have seen both of them playing, Collins is loud, picky and sometimes obnoxious but somehow you are still able to stand her, but Kennin just plain "unpleasant" on court.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
Yea she really has no glaring weak spots. Can be mentally fragile at times believe it or not because she doesn't appear to have that demeanor.
Seeing that fragility in these last two games. So aggravated from an everyday break back - like it's way to early to be this upset. But, she's hanging in. Nice point there.
 

beltsman

Legend
yep, I have seen both of them playing, Collins is loud, picky and sometimes obnoxious but somehow you are still able to stand her, but Kennin just plain "unpleasant" on court.
Completely disagree. Kenin doesn't do anything obnoxious. She is fiery, but it is mostly internal.

Collins is a complete a-hole.
 

insideguy

Legend
Seeing that fragility in these last two games. So aggravated from an everyday break back - like it's way to early to be this upset. But, she's hanging in. Nice point there.
Yes she always comes out very stoic and serious. But as matches move on can start to break. But like I said there are not many more consistent in what they are trying to do day in and day out. She is sort of like a David Ferrer type. But she always rushes and doesn't slow down to think.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
I just don't know about CoCo's forehand. She always seems to be halfway between truly driving it and looping it as a positioning shot. She needs to make a choice one way or the other -- never mind the seemingly unnecessary complexity of the stroke mechanics.
 

beltsman

Legend
I just don't know about CoCo's forehand. She always seems to be halfway between truly driving it and looping it as a positioning shot. She needs to make a choice one way or the other -- never mind the seemingly unnecessary complexity of the stroke mechanics.
To be real, she is having success now because of two things: 1) She is playing completely freely with zero expectations; 2) her opponents are incredibly tight because they don't want to lose to a 15 year old. Once those two factors wear out, she will be toast unless she improves her game a lot.
 

insideguy

Legend
To be real, she is having success now because of two things: 1) She is playing completely freely with zero expectations; 2) her opponents are incredibly tight because they don't want to lose to a 15 year old. Once those two factors wear out, she will be toast unless she improves her game a lot.
Yea to be real no.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
To be real, she is having success now because of two things: 1) She is playing completely freely with zero expectations; 2) her opponents are incredibly tight because they don't want to lose to a 15 year old. Once those two factors wear out, she will be toast unless she improves her game a lot.
I mean, she does have some actual talent and is pretty resilient within matches - give her some credit.

Maybe No. 1 is an issue, but I'm side-eyeing No. 2. There have been new teenagers on the women's side for as long as there has been tennis. CoCo, not even a year removed from her Wimbledon breakthrough is a known quantity since the modern media train latched on to her. I don't think many people are stressing that much to losing to a 15 year old. If you're playing the 60 something ranked player and have a real opportunity with the 3-seed out, how is the pressure any different if the opponent is 15, 17, 20. There have been too many great young players throughout tennis history to be embarrassed simply because of the opponent's age.
 

beltsman

Legend
I mean, she does have some actual talent and is pretty resilient within matches - give her some credit.

Maybe No. 1 is an issue, but I'm side-eyeing No. 2. There have been new teenagers on the women's side for as long as there has been tennis. CoCo, not even a year removed from her Wimbledon breakthrough is a known quantity since the modern media train latched on to her. I don't think many people are stressing that much to losing to a 15 year old. If you're playing the 60 something ranked player and have a real opportunity with the 3-seed out, how is the pressure any different if the opponent is 15, 17, 20. There have been too many great young players throughout tennis history to be embarrassed simply because of the opponent's age.
You joking? You think a 20-something year old professional doesn't think about losing to a 15 year old? Heck, even Osaka mentioned that it was a factor. Come on lol. ANY profession would be under huge pressure against a 15 year old.
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
What a treat that first set was. Wow. Great to watch. Love the fast (for this day and age) pace of play. For you youngsters out there, this was how the game was played until recently before the towel and the balls and the posturing came onto the scene . Coco / Sofia should be a sweet rivalry for awhile.
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
Can I make a suggestion for all y'all? Mute the GD TV and listen to music, talk radio, a basketball game, anything. I haven't had the sound on for a TV sporting event in about 40 years. Don't hear the grunts. Don't hear the hype. Don't hear the hate.
 
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