2020 Australian Open - Women's Singles - General Discussion

Who will win AO 2020?


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fundrazer

Legend
Was a bit sloppy at times but the serve really picked up in the 2nd set. Good to stay calm and not lose too much focus.

I did not really expect this at all, but she looks much improved and more confident to start this year.
 

Josh Lyman

Hall of Fame
am watching this Muguruza vs Pavlyuchenkova match.
Garbine has pretty pronounced pokies! Don't the girl players worry about such things? Don't their coaches or whoever tell them before they walk out on to the court?
So did the woman who interviewed her. When your blood is flowing, sometimes it happens and can’t be helped.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
One way traffic.

With all due respect to Barty, this AO is Halep’s to lose.
Not what the odds guys are saying. Ash is a strong favorite over Sofia. Simona is only a moderate favorite over Garbine. Outrights show Ash more favored than Simona.

 

D-Lite

Professional
Not what the odds guys are saying. Ash is a strong favorite over Sofia. Simona is only a moderate favorite over Garbine. Outrights show Ash more favored than Simona.

Reckon if Ash makes the F it'll be dictated by how she rises to the home crowd pressure? You either collapse under it or rise with it...
 

D-Lite

Professional
At least she has reached QFs of all four Slams. Also kind of achievement.
It is, of course, but repeated QFs at the same slam is looking like a road block in the person's career. I mean, at least she's putting herself in that position.
In her GS QF appearances, she lost to Schiavone at the French, Serena Williams at the US and Wimbledon, and Venus Williams, Danielle Collins and Muguruza at the AO. I mean, Schiavone, Serena and Venus all made the F of the slam that year, Serena won one, and Collins made the semis (Mugu tbc). Not sure any of them were really winnable matches, maybe Collins but she's pretty hard to play against when she isn't missing. Schiavone on paper but 2010 and 2011 she was solid at the French.
 

AM75

Hall of Fame
It is, of course, but repeated QFs at the same slam is looking like a road block in the person's career. I mean, at least she's putting herself in that position.
In her GS QF appearances, she lost to Schiavone at the French, Serena Williams at the US and Wimbledon, and Venus Williams, Danielle Collins and Muguruza at the AO. I mean, Schiavone, Serena and Venus all made the F of the slam that year, Serena won one, and Collins made the semis (Mugu tbc). Not sure any of them were really winnable matches, maybe Collins but she's pretty hard to play against when she isn't missing. Schiavone on paper but 2010 and 2011 she was solid at the French.
She probably still have couple of years to overcome this trend. There's always hope, Kerber won her 1st slam at 28. And Pavs has all the weapons (on a good day).
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
Down to 4. Anyone have the betting odds?
Looks pretty even to me among the top 3. Kenin, obviously, quite a bit behind.
I pick Halep to win. But, I'm always wrong.

If Barty wins, does Court come on court to congratulate her? That could be interesting.
 

AM75

Hall of Fame
The level of tennis in Pavs vs Muguruza was extremely high. The best 1/4 of four, and definitely the best 1/4 Pavs ever played.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Just a terrible match from Pavlyuchenkova.
Muguruza was there for the taking, didn't play well at all, especially in the first set.
She had multiple chances to break and to consolidate breaks but was more interested in handing the set to Muguruza on her own serve.
Once again, Anastasia failed to make it through to a semifinal, and it's becoming apparent why it's very likely she never will.
The level of tennis in Pavs vs Muguruza was extremely high. The best 1/4 of four, and definitely the best 1/4 Pavs ever played.
You 2 watching the same match? Perhaps in differing parallel universes? I would suggest posting in the same universe in which you warched the match. Less confusing for the rest of us.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Absolutely abysmal scheduling for the women this tournament. Barty on 2PM on a Thursday for her first Australian Open SF is awful. Everyone either at work or at school. The stadium is not sold out I can confirm.
 
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