Which natural surface slam is going to be the hardest to win for Osaka?

RG or Wimbledon?


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Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
She's got hard courts on lock down and will easily win more in the future but which one of RG or Wimbledon is going to be the toughest to crack for her?

I'm pretty sure her and her team's goals is gonna be to make some big strides on the natural surfaces now, it's the only thing left to do.
 

Phoenix1983

G.O.A.T.
The woman wants to be the female tennis icon of her generation.

She shall therefore do everything in her power to win Wimbledon.

Methinks she shall experience one or two late-stage defeats there, before becoming a multiple times champion at SW19.

RG shall be an afterthought for the Japanese jewel.

So be it.
 

dkmura

Rookie
There are so many great clay court players on the WTA tour that I think that'll be a huge factor. With the pandemic still holding sway over Europe, there's a question about whether the spring clay court season will even get played like usual. If there's any shortage of time to prepare for clay, it'll favor players who have been raised on it and can hit it running (or sliding). Clay will also neutralize Osaka's big serve, and she'll be relying on her kicker quite a bit. Much will depend on how much emphasis Naomi and company put on her preparation for Paris, but even a few wins will help her quest to earn the #1 ranking for '21.
 

zipplock

Hall of Fame
The woman wants to be the female tennis icon of her generation.

She shall therefore do everything in her power to win Wimbledon.

Methinks she shall experience one or two late-stage defeats there, before becoming a multiple times champion at SW19.

RG shall be an afterthought for the Japanese jewel.

So be it.
I like your thought process. Pretty sure any pro tennis player would rather win at Wimbledon vs RG.
 
With the 56-person team working for her, she'll eventually figure out how to play clay and grass...

On her own she'd maybe reach a FO QF in ten years.

Grass should be easier.
 

dkmura

Rookie
With the 56-person team working for her, she'll eventually figure out how to play clay and grass...
On her own she'd maybe reach a FO QF in ten years. Grass should be easier.
A 56-person team working for Osaka? You must know something I've never heard of. Please elaborate...
 

RaulRamirez

Hall of Fame
I think that based on her big serve - and power game - that she'll eventually do every well on grass.
Clay may be a little tougher for Naomi, and I think that Swiatek will win a handful over the years at RG.
Other good players abound -- perhaps, more of them are more proficient on clay than on grass.
 

-NN-

G.O.A.T.
I think that based on her big serve - and power game - that she'll eventually do every well on grass.
Clay may be a little tougher for Naomi, and I think that Swiatek will win a handful over the years at RG.
Other good players abound -- perhaps, more of them are more proficient on clay than on grass.

I kinda feel this just comes down to how much Naomi actually gives a damn, because there's not really any good reason why she can't achieve success anywhere. Especially grass with her attacking game and big serve and perfectly adequate return. Maybe she has a slight problem with finesse, in being able to utilise net play and to bring players in with a short slice - dat sorta thing. That sort of finesse is maybe more pronounced on clay and grass than HC.
 
A 56-person team working for Osaka? You must know something I've never heard of. Please elaborate...
I hope you don't do this every time someone uses sarcasm...

Maybe after a Python sketch you ask your friends... "Why would anyone want to confuse a cat?"

The point is that playing for Japan, she'll have a large team. They won't all be in the stands, naturally...

The other point is... I'll let you figure that one out yerself. I can't give you everything on a plate for free. It won't help you learn quicker.
 

dkmura

Rookie
I hope you don't do this every time someone uses sarcasm...

Maybe after a Python sketch you ask your friends... "Why would anyone want to confuse a cat?"

The point is that playing for Japan, she'll have a large team. They won't all be in the stands, naturally...

The other point is... I'll let you figure that one out yerself. I can't give you everything on a plate for free. It won't help you learn quicker.
I've got no problem with sarcasm, but the way you presented this, it sounded like you had some facts (which you clearly don't). I don't think Osaka plays for Japan (anymore than Fed plays for Switzerland), she plays for herself, her team, and her fans around the world. The last point is... your snarky remarks won't help anybody learn quicker, but you may not be able to figure that one out yerself.
 
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