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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Thu 11, 2019 10:16 am

Sadly, I foresee this result as Ree has yet to come close to winning a set in her GS finals since her return. Although the Ancient Greeks warn against suffering in anticipation of a painful event, suffer I will.

Onto the USO where we no doubt will relive the drama from last year.

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Post by djmm1962 » Jul Thu 11, 2019 10:20 am

I think Serena has this ~ It's her best chance yet!!

Go Ree :)

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Thu 11, 2019 10:23 am

djmm1962 wrote:
Jul Thu 11, 2019 10:20 am
I think Serena has this ~ It's her best chance yet!!

Go Ree :)
The hurdle is purely mental, I think. She seemed overwhelmed.

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Re: SIMONA, Wimby Champ 2019!

Post by sekasi » Jul Thu 11, 2019 10:39 am

Grossefavourite wrote:
Jul Thu 11, 2019 10:16 am
Sadly, I foresee this result as Ree has yet to come close to winning a set in her GS finals since her return. Although the Ancient Greeks warn against suffering in anticipation of a painful event, suffer I will.

Onto the USO where we no doubt will relive the drama from last year.
:lol: :lol:

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Thu 11, 2019 11:43 am

Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep feels 'mentally stronger' for Serena Williams final

Simona Halep says she feels "mentally stronger" for the "big challenge" of facing Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Halep beat Elina Svitolina 6-1 6-3 to reach her maiden final at the All England Club, where she will meet seven-time champion Serena Williams.

The Romanian has won just one of her 10 meetings with American Williams, coming at the WTA Finals in 2014.

"I will believe that I have my chance to win against her," said Halep, 27.

"Of course, I respect a lot what she has done and what she's doing.

"But now I feel stronger mentally facing her. We will see what is going to happen. It's just a big challenge for me."

Seventh seed Halep - whose previous best finish at Wimbledon was reaching the 2014 semi-finals - wrapped up victory over Ukrainian eighth seed Svitolina in one hour 13 minutes.

"It is one of the best moments of my life," she told the BBC.

"I'm really excited but also nervous. I'm just trying to enjoy it as much as possible.

"It was not as easy as the score shows. I fought really hard, [Svitolina] is an amazing player and it's always tough to play against her."

On what has changed since 2014, she said: "I have more experience, I am positive on court and I am not giving up anymore. I have learnt many things in five years."

Halep and Svitolina, 24, had not met at a Grand Slam since the 2017 French Open but if the first game of their maiden grass meeting was anything to go by, it was going to be a lengthy affair.

Lasting almost 10 minutes, it featured two 23-shot rallies before Svitolina - who had held three break points - conceded the game off her backhand.

Halep converted her third break point to go 2-0 up with the following two games also going against the server.

At 4-1 down, Svitolina lost her serve once more as Halep - who hit 16 winners but also 12 unforced errors in the opener - went on to serve out the set with a forehand down the line on her sixth set point.

If she hadn't already, Halep demonstrated her desire to win in the second set, holding her first three service games to love before going a break up at 4-3.

And she was to finish on a break too, sealing match point on the second time of asking after Svitolina slammed a backhand into the net.

"I didn't take my chances which was disappointing. You want to play well, you want to make a statement that you are there for the fight," said Svitolina.

"Simona played unbelievably today. The score was a little bit of me making poor decisions and her playing unbelievable [tennis]."

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Post by Mytiwtiw » Jul Thu 11, 2019 10:48 pm

The hunt for the 24th going on forever 😃 if only ace2ace count backward she'll be counting in the zeros by now. Looking forward to Maria's NY Big D 👠👠👠👍
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Post by Mytiwtiw » Jul Sat 13, 2019 12:12 pm

When Simona or whoever played like Maria 👠 she could easily dominate Serena. Proof : 2004 Wimbledon finals, 2019 Wimbledon finals 👍👍👠😊
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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Sat 13, 2019 2:33 pm

Mytiwtiw wrote:
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When Simona or whoever played like Maria 👠 she could easily dominate Serena. Proof : 2004 Wimbledon finals, 2019 Wimbledon finals 👍👍👠😊
Yes, Maria has shot to beat Serena in a final. In the early rounds, no, but in the final, yes. if Serena doesn't sort out her mental prep.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Sat 13, 2019 2:36 pm

Serena is right, she needs to battle to a final in a non-GS to get that feeling of winning a title. She's entered in Toronto and Cincy, the max she wants to play on HC before the USO. The knee she says is ok but she's unsure how it'll respond to HCs.
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Post by Graveller » Jul Sat 13, 2019 3:59 pm

Imo, that goes for many in the top 20; they need to play more. So many failed at Wimbledon, and guess what: almost none is bothered to play next week. Only Sevastova and Goerges will be the top20 players in action.
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Post by Graveller » Jul Sat 13, 2019 4:27 pm

Grossefavourite wrote:
Jul Sat 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Serena is right, she needs to battle to a final in a non-GS to get that feeling of winning a title. She's entered in Toronto and Cincy, the max she wants to play on HC before the USO. The knee is says is ok but she's unsure how it'll respond to HCs.
Imo, the wrong selection of events. Would be smarter to enter San Jose or Washington in two weeks, then a week of rest, followed by Cinci, and then another week of recovery prior to the US Open.

Chances of Serena winning SJ or Washington are much higher. SJ is close to L.A., whereas Washington is closer to the eastcoast. So both have their advantages.
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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Sat 13, 2019 7:51 pm

Graveller wrote:
Jul Sat 13, 2019 4:27 pm
Grossefavourite wrote:
Jul Sat 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Serena is right, she needs to battle to a final in a non-GS to get that feeling of winning a title. She's entered in Toronto and Cincy, the max she wants to play on HC before the USO. The knee is says is ok but she's unsure how it'll respond to HCs.
Imo, the wrong selection of events. Would be smarter to enter San Jose or Washington in two weeks, then a week of rest, followed by Cinci, and then another week of recovery prior to the US Open.

Chances of Serena winning SJ or Washington are much higher. SJ is close to L.A., whereas Washington is closer to the eastcoast. So both have their advantages.
Are Cincy and Toronto mandatory? In any event, she said she isn't playing SJ.

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Post by Mytiwtiw » Jul Sat 13, 2019 10:45 pm

If Venus on the opposite side of the net .. Serena6 gonna win ...sisterly love 😀😀Maria 0-1 osaka 0-1. Halep 0-1 henin 0-4 even stosur 0-1 only over sister Venus Serena got something like 8-0 in the Slam finals.... #fraud slam wins. #😆
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Post by Graveller » Jul Sun 14, 2019 1:42 am

Grossefavourite wrote:
Jul Sat 13, 2019 7:51 pm
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Imo, the wrong selection of events. Would be smarter to enter San Jose or Washington in two weeks, then a week of rest, followed by Cinci, and then another week of recovery prior to the US Open.

Chances of Serena winning SJ or Washington are much higher. SJ is close to L.A., whereas Washington is closer to the eastcoast. So both have their advantages.
Are Cincy and Toronto mandatory? In any event, she said she isn't playing SJ.
I was under the impression that the mandatory rules changed when you reached a specific age...
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Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Sun 14, 2019 8:40 am

Grossefavourite wrote:
Jul Sat 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Serena is right, she needs to battle to a final in a non-GS to get that feeling of winning a title. She's entered in Toronto and Cincy, the max she wants to play on HC before the USO. The knee she says is ok but she's unsure how it'll respond to HCs.
no.. she doesn't need any of that in my opinion. She is capable of going straight to the US Open and show up in the final again... playing all those tournaments is not her problem. Things are deeper than that.
I think I found a rational to explain that loss to myself, in such a way that it makes some kind of sense to me.

Serena has a temper problem and it really hit her hard after the Naomi fiasco. Remember I said here that receiving a code violation because of Patrick's hand signal shouldn't be a reason for all that drama? I think she realized that later. And it hurt her. She said she couldn't sleep and had to see a psychiatrist. I think she learned a lot about herself through that process and decided to work on the problem.

Then she loses in Paris and there it was again: another drama. She DEMANDED a conference room RIGHT NOW because she was so upset about her loss that she wouldn't wait for her press conference... That's called throwing a tantrum.
Organizers kicked Thiem out of the room and we all know the rest. She was surprised of the drama she caused yet again... and she might have gone back to talk to her psychiatrist ....

She arrives at Wimbledon, and during practice, before the tournament starts, another rage. She destroys a racket on the grass and gets fine $10,000. She had to do something. She accepted Andy Murray's offer to play Doubles.

And she promised herself that no matter what happens next here at Wimbledon, she was going to be super nice.. no drama with ref, linesmen, the press, the organizers, any player.... She didn't want the news to be that all is only fine when Serena wins ... if somehow she lost to Halep, there was not going to be another drama... I think she started believing that losing was better. She was going to show everyone she is not a sore loser. And she liked the idea so much that she basically programmed herself to lose, without realizing it. The brain is a powerful machine.

She shows up against Halep. Although she WANTED TO WIN the match and was going to TRY EVERYTHING to win it, her subconscient had already handcuffed her and she couldn't get out it. She was subdued. Couldn't serve. Couldn't return, and couldn't move. (I said before the match that she needed at least 2 of those 3 to win).
She may not have realized it but she took herself out of any victory before the match even started.

And you saw how happy she was after losing. It's like she was finally freed from all the demons. Everyone was going to write how nice she was after the loss and what a "nice person" she is... playing with Andy, ... not causing any drama after the loss ... etc. She was glowing in this defeat. She lost, but her mind was clear. She was very happy inside, believing now that people would like her.... That's some MENTAL SHITTTT !!!!! ... but we are all human and psychiatry is real science.

So that's my theory. And I am happy with it. Maybe, talking like this, I am the one with the mental problem. lol lol lol.. But that's ok. I feel liberated with that theory and have now accepted that tough loss.

I want to believe that she thinks now she has erased that sore loser image with the display of all that joyful behavior after this loss... If she is healthy and reaches the US Open final, I believe she will play tennis like the Serena Williams we know. (I will not watch that final LIVE if it happens. ). Her problem is not about playing US Open series, it's in her mind more than anything.

So there's my take on the whole thing.

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