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Megi
06-02-2010, 04:20 PM
Um... the scoreline in Nadal's match so far... :shuffle:

ETA: OK, things going back to normal now...

oleada
06-02-2010, 04:22 PM
Um... the scoreline in Nadal's match so far... :shuffle:

I think it went something like that in the last Nadal/Almagro match which Nadal ended up winning.

Novak up two sets and a break :)

judgejudy27
06-02-2010, 04:24 PM
Novak is quietly playing his way into form and playing some first rate tennis. However he did the same thing in Australia and rather than see if he could mantain that vs Federer he couldnt even get past Tsonga his first truly tough opponent. It will be interesting to see how Djokovic mentally responds to playing Nadal (likely) in the semis. Is he ready for another big win in a slam finally again?

Megi
06-02-2010, 04:29 PM
Novak's match is going by really fast. I got a quick task when it started and now that I'm done it's 2 - 0 already. I'm not complaining though, go Novak! :cheer2:

Uh oh... Novak starting to miss...

topaz
06-02-2010, 04:34 PM
I think the complete opposite. The winner of Jankovic/Stosur has got to be the favorite.

H2Hs:

Jankovic leads Stosur 3-1 (Sam won the last match, though, in Miami)
Jankovic leads Schiavone 3-1 (1-0 on clay and Jelena won last 3 matches)
Jankovic leads Dementieva 7-3 (1-1 on clay; Jelena has won the last 3 matches)
Dementieva leads Stosur 4-1 (but Stosur won their only meeting on clay - at the FO last year)
Dementieva leads Schiavone 6-4 (won their last 3 meetings and 1-0 on clay)
Stosur leads Schiavone 4-1 (2-0 on clay; won their last 3 matches)

Looks good on paper, I agree for your predictions. However, Jankovic doesnt' really have any weapons. She's a counterpuncher and I think she's the weakest mentally of all 4 semi finalist. Jankovic has a very good all around game but no real weapons.

Elena D is the strongest mentally. Her serve has gotten better over the last 2 years, she's a two time glam slam finalist.

Francesca Schiavone is a vet and she never gives up. I"ve always liked Frankie's game. She's got a good forehand and great speed, she's the fastest at the age 29 than any the remaining players. She's the hot player in the tourney right now. The "beat down" she gave Wozniacki was impressive. She has no pressure on her and she's playing very free. Her game really frustrates the power players on this surface. She uses angles and top spin better than anyone on this surface.

oleada
06-02-2010, 04:38 PM
I honestly think it will be Stosur, the way she is playing and beating Serena & Henin in a row. But she might suffer a let down after those two matches.

Jelena has gotten a lot tougher mentally in the last year or so. Her serve has improved a lot, and she's tougher to break. And her backhand down the line can definitely be a weapon.

I disagree that Elena D. is the strongest mentally, but I don't think that any from this group can be called mentally strong. I'm surprised that she's gotten as far as she has - she hasn't had the best season so far, and she had that thigh injury. Her play can be completely brainless at times and she doesn't have much variety. Aside from that one FO final, clay isn't historically her best surface.

Schiavone...I don't know. She's the wildcard. She'll probably end up winning a la MJMS in Rome :rofl:

Aaron W
06-02-2010, 04:44 PM
Per wikipedia, the last Australian woman to win a Grand Slam title was Evonne Goolagong Cawley at the 1980 Wimbledon. The three decade drought could certainly come to an end this weekend.

Rottie
06-02-2010, 04:49 PM
Stosur!!! :cheer2:

neptune
06-03-2010, 01:37 AM
Sam has got to be considered the title favorite

But now come much bigger expectations. Up till now, she's been a pretty big underdog. Not so much anymore. At this point, I think whichever woman can keep her head together the best will win. Anyway, after the results of the last couple of rounds, I'm glad that I can be happy for whoever wins either the men's or women's event.


... having shown Henin and Williams the door in consecutive matches, and having had the overall claycourt season she's had.

What is her best surface overall?

I wonder if the results here give any indication of what Wimbledon will be like? Probably not. Women's tennis is about as predictable as the weather. ;)

Coco
06-03-2010, 01:40 AM
I disagree that Elena D. is the strongest mentally, but I don't think that any from this group can be called mentally strong.

HA!!! Too true!