2020 Australian Open - Women's Singles - General Discussion

Who will win AO 2020?


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bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
Barty is a major winner and she’s this nervous?
Nervy players often stay that way no matter if they overcome it on occasion and win a major. Novatna never lost her nerves - she blew a lead to Hingis at the USO the very same year she finally won Wimbledon. Mauresmo, Stosur, Sabatini - more examples of players who won majors but were still nervy at times.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
They're both playing fairly awful, but there have been few breaks of serve - odd for a WTA match. Have there been any breaks of serve? I started the match around 3-3 in the set.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Barty's BH looks in need of improvement. Either that or she likes her slice way too much. Too many slices often gets Barty in trouble.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
Is it just me or are we seeing a lot of defensive forehand slices/squash shots at the AO? It's a great thing to have and makes more sense than trying to hit a normal forehand if it's that far out of reach.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Barty-Kenin 6:7(6)
Kenin saved two SPs in TB and wins 1st set!
Ash's performace in rallies is worst, which showed during the AO 2020, many errors.
 

fundrazer

Legend
How's this one going? Just tuning in now. See Kenin took the first.

Thought Kenin might have a decent shot at getting the win here. Kenin is pretty solid and I felt she'd be able to stick with Barty in most of these points without too many headaches..but I dunno.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
How's this one going? Just tuning in now. See Kenin took the first.

Thought Kenin might have a decent shot at getting the win here. Kenin is pretty solid and I felt she'd be able to stick with Barty in most of these points without too many headaches..but I dunno.
Sloppy first set. Lots of nerves and errors from both, though a few nice shots sprinkled here and there. Hoping the quality will get better.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Yeah, the gameplan against Barty is obvious. Her BH is well below average, and her slice isn't good enough to cover for it. She even slices some 2nd serve returns which is a total no-no in the women's game.
 
Barty will probably still come back and win easily. Kenin is playing her absolute best and Barty at about 30% of her potential and Barty still should have won the set. Will be surprised if she doesn't win. Also LOL at Evert's pathetic grandstanding and overrating of Kenin in the commentary booth.
 

insideguy

Legend
Yeah, the gameplan against Barty is obvious. Her BH is well below average, and her slice isn't good enough to cover for it. She even slices some 2nd serve returns which is a total no-no in the women's game.
Her slice is ok and I'm sure its more effective against some players but not all. Some players just hate slice.
 

insideguy

Legend
Barty will probably still come back and win easily. Kenin is playing her absolute best and Barty at about 30% of her potential and Barty still should have won the set. Will be surprised if she doesn't win. Also LOL at Evert's pathetic grandstanding and overrating of Kenin in the commentary booth.
??? Kenin isn't playing well at all. Its not even close to her absolute best.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
Barty will probably still come back and win easily. Kenin is playing her absolute best and Barty at about 30% of her potential and Barty still should have won the set. Will be surprised if she doesn't win. Also LOL at Evert's pathetic grandstanding and overrating of Kenin in the commentary booth.
Have you watched any of Kenin's matches? She's playing poorly as well. We'll see who starts playing well first. That will determine the ultimate outcome, I think. I'm not watching the ESPN Evert coverage. Is it that bad? Funny, as she was completely dogging Kenin when she played Coco. I can't stand Evert in the commentary booth.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
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Barty will probably still come back and win easily. Kenin is playing her absolute best and Barty at about 30% of her potential and Barty still should have won the set. Will be surprised if she doesn't win. Also LOL at Evert's pathetic grandstanding and overrating of Kenin in the commentary booth.
LOL! Agree with you that Evert is a knobhead!
 
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