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Serena will never win #24

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:13 am

Forget it .. This is not happening.
No serve. No return. No ground strokes.
She needs 2 of those working to win matches. Today, even with Halep playing her best tennis, at least tennis could have serve.
1 aces an entire match. almost no service winners ... that's astonishing.

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:16 am

She's not handling the pressure well at all.

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:19 am

An entire match, Serena hit 1 ace.
If you are hitting 20 aces and Halep beats you, I can understand that. But nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Halep was running after every ball. But Serena couldn't even put the easiest balls over the net. Did Halep prevent her from serving?

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:20 am

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An entire match, Serena hit 1 ace.
If you are hitting 20 aces and Halep beats you, I can understand that. But nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Halep was running after every ball. But Serena couldn't even put the easiest balls over the net. Did Halep prevent her from serving?
Her knee might've been an issue again.

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:22 am

no.. she's been saying her knee is fine. All tournament long.. The knee couldn't just give up on the eve of the biggest match.
Who can believe Serena playing an entire match hitting only 1 ace.
Even Coco Gauff hist 7 aces

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:24 am

Ace2Ace wrote:
Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:22 am
no.. she's been saying her knee is fine. All tournament long.. The knee couldn't just give up on the eve of the biggest match.
It does happen plus she might've been bluffing about the knee.

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:27 am

She plays great again Riske who gave her more than Halep. Serena couldn't hit a ball over the net.
26 UE? 4 winners, 1 ace.
Forget #24. She could make the Final at the USO, and lose to Lauren Davis in the final

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:29 am

Ace2Ace wrote:
Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:27 am
She plays great again Riske who gave her more than Halep. Serena couldn't hit a ball over the net.
26 UE? 4 winners, 1 ace.
Forget #24. She could make the Final at the USO, and lose to Lauren Davis in the final
She would've lost to anyone today, literally anyone. Coco would've won today for sure.

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:30 am

I'll stop talking about #24. :)
no more #24 in my Skan title.. Sticking with #23. There must be a curse on #24
Serena should not win Semi Final if she's gonna be a no show in the Final

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Graveller » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:30 am

Halep is a good returner, worked on her serve, and Serena was the same Serena as I saw in the previous rounds: decent serve (remember those 3 winning serves when 0-30 down at 2-4 in the second). Aces don't matter if it is a winning serve, or you finish it in the next shot.
But her movement is killing her. And she is constantly on the losing end in longer rallies.

She had a dream run towards the final with only one Top20 player (Goerges), and that probably blinded some (it did blind the commenters), but the fact she needed 3 sets against some opponents that she used to double-bagel in her prime, is a sign. Had she faced a decent Barty in the QF, or a decent Kvitova in the SF, she may have lost earlier. But she can't help it that all those higher ranked players lost so early.

Nerves affected her; at times is was brainless ball-bashing with no point construction. And because Simona kept on defending well, she went for too much.
There was one game when I thought that she figured it out; she actually played a great dropshot (when Simona slipped), and at that point I expected her to start coming up with variation. But no... not a single slice, no further dropshots, nothing.... she has all the shots, and refused to use 75% of them...
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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:33 am

Ace2Ace wrote:
Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:30 am
I'll stop talking about #24. :)
no more #24 in my Skan title.. Sticking with #23. There must be a curse on #24
Serena should not win Semi Final if she's gonna be a no show in the Final
The real record is 23 for the Open Era. Margaret won an additional title as an amateur.

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:35 am

Halep didn't prevent Serena from Serving.
Serve is the only shot Serena controls. There was no serve. If she was serving her usual serve and Halep beat her, I could understand. Halep played her usual game: runs after every ball.
And no, this match is not like all her previous matches. She hit 19 aces against Riske. More than 1 against Juvan and Julia. Here there was nothing.
All the 3 components I listed were MIA. She did nothing.

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Graveller » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:35 am

ps: OMG!! I won the PGame!!! I defended Wimbledon!!!

None of those in front of me picked Halep??? I already entered that score after the QF, and that was a good guess it seems....
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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:37 am

And she wonders why people hater her. lol lol. All those people pouring money on her in the betting games.
They are maaaaad. lol lol.. They want to strangle her right now.
If she played her best game and lost, yeah, I can take that. But today she was totally lethargic.

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Re: Serena will never win #24

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:40 am

Serena giving people all kinds of reason. "You got to move her, blah blah".. She couldn't even hit balls that were sitting in front of her.
even the balls sitting in her left palm, she couldn't hit. Didn't see a single big serve. Nothing.

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