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SIMONA HALEP  VS. GARBINE MUGURUZA 
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.
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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.
No she was not half asleep. That's her game. It always looks that way. But it works for her.
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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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“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.”