2020 Australian Open - Women's Singles - General Discussion

Who will win AO 2020?


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skyline

Legend
Barty starting to pull ahead now. Expected when the 1st set was Kenin's best lucky to edge out the set over Barty's worst. I sense a 6-3, 6-2 type score for Barty in the last 2 sets. The match is entirely on her racquet, Kenin is irrelevant to the outcome.
I felt the same way and yet.....

Fellow American or not, Kenin really has no business getting into slam final. Barty, what are you doing?!
 

elkwood

Hall of Fame
I can not believe this upset !! What happened to Barty she just faded at the end !!

Got to hand it to kennin though since she just wouldn't give up !!
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
Barty was awful today. And it was inexplicable how she kept hitting to Kenin’s backhand. She should fire whomever is feeding her scouting reports.
 

fundrazer

Legend
ANd hey look how Kenin took that last slice a bit early and hit that nice wide angle cross court forehand. Very nice shot.

Kenin's had a great rise over the past yea. Good for her.

Why is Chis Evert blabbing about how other players have overshadowed Kenin when she's part of the reason for that?
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
Wow, just wow!!

Barty melted down, but Kenin was there to take advantage and played TOUGH when it counted and never stopped competing.

This is why they play the matches,, folks. Maybe Barty is better overall at this point, but you have to go out and prove that, and if another player can take it from you, that's that.

Again, that was just a crazy fast turn of events.

Kudos, Kenin.
 

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.
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Yea she has no chance in the final if she plays like she did today, especially if it’s Halep. Halep would be giving her bakery products.
She did play her best today and got lucky Barty was about 5 levels below her best (and still need Barty choking) but yeah even a poor Halep is far too much for Kenin's best. The luck she has had with choking opponents and easy draw is bound to run out.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
There’s a freeness to playing in your first slam semifinal. You lose, so what you were a surprise to make it that far in the first place. You win, great. If it’s you’re second slam semifinal and in your hoe country, that freeness isn’t there but the pressure is.
 
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skyline

Legend
You mean Kenin? Her “luck” will probably take her to the top she is GOOD!
She's by no means a bad player. I like her spirit and I certainly enjoy her interviews. BUT, she really doesn't have a game good enough to be a slam champ just yet. She ought to hope that either of the other two drops their level massively or she's getting steamrolled.

I'm always with fellow Americans by default, but being honest here, Barty is a much more complete player and ought to have won in two relatively straightforward sets.
 

insideguy

Legend
She's by no means a bad player. I like her spirit and I certainly enjoy her interviews. BUT, she really doesn't have a game good enough to be a slam champ just yet. She ought to hope that either of the other two drops their level massively or she's getting steamrolled.

I'm always with fellow Americans by default, but being honest here, Barty is a much more complete player and ought to have won in two relatively straightforward sets.
People say that but she won three titles last year. The first 3 of her career. Don't count her out.
 
I felt the same way and yet.....

Fellow American or not, Kenin really has no business getting into slam final. Barty, what are you doing?!
Yeah it is too bad Barty picked now of all times to play probably her worst match in many years. The scary thing is she still should have won both sets, particularly the 2nd, playing so awful, and with Kenin playing out of her mind.

Watch for a beatdown of Kenin in the final most likely. Shame for Barty to underperform so badly on home soil in what could have been an epic moment for her.

Kenin isn't a slam final calibre player at all, but we have a high number of non slam final caliber women making slam finals in recent years with the strange and open WTA. She is just another.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
I can not believe this upset !! What happened to Barty she just faded at the end !!

Got to hand it to kennin though since she just wouldn't give up !!
I can absolutely believe Kenin beating Barty, even if Barty is better. But, I can't believe those last three games. It all unraveled so quickly for Barty.

I love that Bethanie Mattek Sands brought her "i'm gonna do me" style to the broadcast booth.
 
I must admit I have not watched Kenin's run so far but was she really lucky to get there?
Bigtime. She was even lucky to survive Gauff. And so lucky today. Barty playing literally some of her worst ever tennis and still had many points and chances to win both sets, and a big lead in the 2nd.
 

davced1

Professional
She's by no means a bad player. I like her spirit and I certainly enjoy her interviews. BUT, she really doesn't have a game good enough to be a slam champ just yet. She ought to hope that either of the other two drops their level massively or she's getting steamrolled.

I'm always with fellow Americans by default, but being honest here, Barty is a much more complete player and ought to have won in two relatively straightforward sets.
There is a very underestimated quality in tennis and that is to make the opponent play worse. Kenin seems to have that quality.
 

skyline

Legend
People say that but she won three titles last year. The first 3 of her career. Don't count her out.
That's fine, no one said she has no business winning titles. She's top 20 for a reason, and I expect a T20 player to win titles. Slam, not so sure about, but we'll see soon enough.
 

Vanhalen

Professional
Sorry, Kenin fan, but it's a message board and we don't all need to share your undying admiration for her game. I read critical posts about my fave players all the time and deal. I recommend you do the same.
Still clueless. I’m not a Kenin fan, but I suggest you read up on her before you spout off with absolutely zero knowledge of what you are talking about. You are embarrassing yourself and you don’t even realize it.
 
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