2021 US Open - WTA Official Thread

Who gets the title?


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Kralingen

Hall of Fame
Feel like Pliskova is going to mention an injury or sickness of some sort bc that was exceptionally flat and dull even for her standards.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
I find it exciting when a woman is able to hold her serve consistently since they hardly ever do. Most matches seem to go one way, then another, and back again over and over again.
 

Devtennis01

G.O.A.T.
You know Sakkari is going to bring it to the semi. Will be interesting to see how Raducanu responds. Raducanu got quite a gift from Bencic today like a Sakkari did from Pliskova.
 

gogo

Legend
Well...that seals it for me. I'll be cheering for Leylah. (Emma next.) I'm just worried that Leylah has been playing so well based on adrenaline, that she might not be able to bring it if she's not the underdog.
 
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vsdtrek

Semi-Pro
Really disappointing women's matches today, especially from the so-called "favourites".
I was still hopeful, but now I just want these younger and hungrier players to take the tour by storm and start dominating.
Enough of these perennial "favourites" who never deliver. Even Myskina won a Slam, for god's sake.
Absolutely. I wanted to cheer a bit for Pliskova as I sort of felt she gets a bad rap but I really am tired of her looking bored.
 
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Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
I know I'm dreaming, but wouldn't it be something to have an all-Canadian final?
Andreescu vs. Fernandez?
Well we still can get an all-Canadian final!
Leylah and Emma are one match away from it. :)
Leylah born in Montreal, Canada
Emma born in Toronto, Canada
both Canadians.
 

romeo8880

G.O.A.T.
You know Sakkari is going to bring it to the semi. Will be interesting to see how Raducanu responds. Raducanu got quite a gift from Bencic today like a Sakkari did from Pliskova.
First grand slam semi I won’t watch in quite sometime. A player who’s not interesting vs a player who should be on the ATP. The other semi is interesting tho!
 

ScentOfDefeat

G.O.A.T.
I find it exciting when a woman is able to hold her serve consistently since they hardly ever do. Most matches seem to go one way, then another, and back again over and over again.
Pliskova has a terrible return game though.
Especially in this match.
I wouldn't extrapolate this to mean Sakkari has an amazing serve all of a sudden.
 
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Devtennis01

G.O.A.T.
First grand slam semi I won’t watch in quite sometime. A player who’s not interesting vs a player who should be on the ATP. The other semi is interesting tho!
Do you think Radacanu should be on ATP? Because I think her games does remind me more of typical ATP than it does WTA
 

Devtennis01

G.O.A.T.
Come on bro. Did you see the ridiculous speed difference in mixed relay at the Olympics? Tennis would be even worse.
Lol I don't want her to play on the ATP. But Raducanu's style makes me think of standard ATP player. Personally, I think it would be bad for any ATP player if Radacanu faced them as I imagine they would be quite distracted!
 

gogo

Legend
What a BS interview of Sakkari by this old hag. Took the glory away from her. Pam Shriver is the worst !!@
Yup. She's always like that.
Instead of asking about the winning player, she asks them questions about the players that she is interested in ...and the storyline. I'm surprised she didn't find a way to fit a question about Serena or Coco in there. Why ask about the teens? Why ask about Djoko? For freak sake, the woman just made it to the semis! Celebrate her.

ETA: added a comment about Serena/Coco. (nothing against them, BTW.)
 

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame
Well...that seals it for me. I'll be cheering for Leylah. (Emma next.) I'm just worried that Leylah has been playing so well based on adrenaline, that she might not be able to bring it if she's not the underdog.
I'm assuming you're referring to if Leylah ends up playing Emma in the final? Let's cross that bridge when we get there... she's still a huge underdog in the semis against Sabalenka.
 

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame
I don't even understand why being a teen is suddenly such a magical thing.
If there's anything that is not rare in tennis history it's teenage success.
Back in the 80's and 90's maybe... not so much since the start of the 21st century.

The game is completely different now. Back then, players hit their peak by their early 20's and were washed up by their late 20's. Now many guys are peaking in the late 20's or even early 30's.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
And just why on earth is this? You don't like players that can actually play? :(

GO MARIA! Stupid servebots out, please.
Because I know what people will say about a random player coming out of nowhere and winning a slam and then going on to do nothing. This feels like Ostapenko all over again. I hope these ladies have amazing careers and aren't like Ostapenko but two of the ladies are outside the top 50. Sakkari is so godly inconsistent and that just leaves Sabalenka. At least Pliskova is at the top, Wimbledon RU etc.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
A just for fun prediction because let's face it the women's matches are pretty much impossible to predict, but I think the final will be Sabalenka vs. Sakkari. But I honestly would not mind any of the various combinations for the final! I know I will be happy no matter what!
 

ark_28

Legend
So sick of all the hype for Coco Gauff ): The media treats her like she has won a Grand Slam already. The pro-U.S. bias of ESPN and Tennis Channel is nauseating. We don't need to see every single match CG plays, especially when there is a great men's match happening at the same time.

I am rooting for Maria Sakkari to be the fourth semi-finalist; so I will predict Pliskova - to jinx her!!! (;
So you don’t like Tiafoe and you don’t like CG… hmmm interesting
 

ScottleeSV

Professional
Very tough to call both of those semi finals! I think Sabalenka should beat Fernandez but she might get the collywobbles knowing what's at stake. Fernandez seems to be utterly ruthless if anyone gives her an opening back into a match.

Struggling to call the other one. Raducanu will return Sakkari's serve a lot better than Pliskova did. Beyond that, no idea. Might just favour Rad overall but not by much.
 

Bubcay

Professional
It's funny that only Sabalenka has remained from the players listed in the poll at the top. Talking about the unpredictable tournament.
 
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Desertman

Hall of Fame
Chris Evert talking right now about how Coco had the tougher draw than Leylah and Emma. Nice play by Sloane in R2 but good grief, what a stretch . . .
The Yanks desperately want to have Gauff as the only "Wonderkid" of women's tennis and are rattled that her thunder has been well and truly stolen by two non-Americans. Gauff is now just a teenage tennis player who hasn't made it past the quarter finals of a Grand Salm yet. Her time as the new wonder of women's tennis is well and truly over.
 
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