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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Thu 07, 2018 9:47 am

Congratulation... That's how you do it. Back2Back in French Open Final.
This time, there is no Latvian connection: Meldonium and Ostapenko.
Got to take it.

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Post by Graveller » Jun Thu 07, 2018 9:48 am

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Thu 07, 2018 9:55 am

Sadly, Maria gets to smile today seeing her victor swatted in like manner.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Thu 07, 2018 10:18 am

Expecting the same scoreline in the 2nd semi.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Thu 07, 2018 11:04 am

SIMONA HALEP [1] VS. GARBINE MUGURUZA [3]

Despite playing their quarterfinals 24 hours later than Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens, Muguruza and Halep will go first on Thursday. If that has an effect on anyone, it’s probably going to be Halep, who played one more set, and one more hour, of tennis than Muguruza on Wednesday.

Even if both women are at full strength, though, the Spaniard would seem to be a slight favorite. She has rolled through the draw without dropping a set. She’s coming off a career-highlight 6-2, 6-1 win over Maria Sharapova, a woman she had never beaten before, and she has a 3-1 record against Halep. Muguruza has been in the zone, and if she can stay there, no one is likely beat her.

But she’s still only a slight favorite over Halep. The Romanian won their only meeting on clay, in three sets, in 2015. She bounced back from early adversity against Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals, which should help her if she has a slow start against Muguruza. And Halep plays a different game from Muguruza’s last two opponents, Sharapova and Sam Stosur. Muguruza can’t expect, as she did in the quarterfinals, that her well-hit shots won’t be coming back, and won’t be coming back over and over again. Still, Muguruza appears up to the challenge of making those extra putaway balls.

Winner: Muguruza
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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Thu 07, 2018 11:21 am

Good. Even though Sloanie struggles mightily against Halep, it would've been worse had Keys won today.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Thu 07, 2018 11:32 am

If Serena was playing the SF today, I'll be working from home so I can watch. She's the only player who rearranged my work schedule. :) :) For everyone else, I am just a fan.

Sloane vs Halep.
They both are in their 2nd Finals in less than 52 weeks. That's amazing.
I am a Halep fan so obviously, rooting for my girl.
But if Sloane wins it, it's great news for USA tennis. She's been doing the right thing winning all those big events. Girl knows her own game.
Sloane already got her slam. Halep, it's your turn. Got to snatch this time. You are not going to get endless opportunities.

Good luck ladies.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Thu 07, 2018 11:54 am

riff wrote:Sloane knew she was going to win and wanted to do it with minimum effort. At least it looked like this.
She was half asleep.
No she was not half asleep. That's her game. It always looks that way. But it works for her.
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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Thu 07, 2018 12:09 pm

Well the final Will be a sure snoozefest.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Thu 07, 2018 12:14 pm

No it won't be. Sure there will be long rallies but the match won't be boring IMHO.
Sloane has great defense, so does Halep. But Halep is the more aggressive of the two. She will go more for winners than Sloane. If she misses most of them, Sloane wins. If she makes them, Sloane will bring a lot of them back but Halep will still make enough of them to win.
Interesting match-up. Halep dominates the H2H 5-2.

Great opportunity for both to win a slam. They are not facing Serena.
Dang!!! still mad she withdrew. Her ground game was so great, the serves were shining and the returns were deadly. :( :(
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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Thu 07, 2018 12:18 pm

Nothing but boredom in the offing.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Thu 07, 2018 12:19 pm

1 ace, 2 winners max.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Thu 07, 2018 2:22 pm

Will Woz be No.2 after RG?

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Thu 07, 2018 2:39 pm

Dear Graveller and Ace:

In case you missed it.

Kisses,

Caroline Wozniacki, GS Champion and Former World No. 1.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Thu 07, 2018 3:14 pm

“She started playing very well immediately, and I wasn't able to reach the level that she was playing,” said Muguruza. “She made very few unforced errors, and she went high very fast. She played better and better.”

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