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Post by luvsports! on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:25 am

Halep (50) v stephens (80)

Guess correct number of sets.

Halep in 3

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Post by bogbrush on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:39 am

Very much hope Halep wins this..

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Post by Jahu on Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:09 pm

I'll go for Steph in 3.

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:25 pm

Halep in 3.....woudl have been my guess....but for the sake of making a difference I am going for

Halep in 2!

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:31 pm

Halep in 2.

I can’t imagine her win any other way.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:27 pm

What boring, safe, grunting, mediocre tennis this is!

A glorified hitting session.

Gimmie back Serena and Sharapova any time!

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:43 pm

Any payer that sends deliberate moonballs and balloons like Halep is doing does not deserve to win a slam.

So I am not surprised she hasn't won one so far.

The title should go to Stephens. At least she grunts less and clears the net lower.

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:44 pm

Once again, Halep too passive....this is why I expected her to lose the first set.

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Post by barrystar on Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:45 pm

It feels uncomfortably that an all-to-familiar version of Halep is struggling on the big occasion.

Listening on radio - horrible noises.

I was watching the women's Wimbledon Final 2004 the other day and neither of them made any noise at the beginning of the match - the intensity increased a bit as the match went on, but nothing compared to today.  It's obvious that they can exhale breath when they hit their shots without making the the noises.  They are obviously intended to gain an advantage.  

Wake up the WTA!

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:46 pm

noleisthebest wrote:Any payer that sends deliberate moonballs and balloons like Halep is doing does not deserve to win a slam.

Yes but moonballing won many slams....we were using this term (moonballing) already when Wilander won it in 82. It might be even older.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:48 pm

Tenez wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:Any payer that sends deliberate moonballs and balloons like Halep is doing does not deserve to win a slam.

Yes but moonballing won many slams....we were using this term (moonballing) already when Wilander won it in 82. It might be even older.


I have never seen any player send balloons like Halep in at this stage of a slam...probably at all.

And in my club those who play them are the lowest of the low in anyone's book.

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Post by Jahu on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:05 pm

Come Steph, crush herrrr

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:09 pm

It's interesting how the "angles" haven't got to women's tennis yet, and Halep could really do with them to break through Stephen's excellent counterpunching.

Instead, she is just whacking the ball brainlessly like Thiem.
(mind you, Thiem goes for the lines and is eons ahead of Halep in every aspect of the game.)

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:11 pm

Wow, Komanechi has gone blonde!

Come on Simona, unglue yourself from the bloody baseline!

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:14 pm

This final is a comedy of unforced errors!

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Post by barrystar on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:23 pm

Oh Halep - breaks aren't worth jack if you don't consolidate them.

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Post by Jahu on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:27 pm

come onnnnn

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:30 pm

Ostapenko was such a worth and fantastic winner last year.

These two...I can't believe they managed to get past the entire field to the final...

Halep's ridiculous grunting makes her appear like she is attacking, but she is not...all she is doing is whacking the ball as hard as possible pretty safely.

Shephens produced 3-4 semi-decent shots in the whole match and that's all.

There is not even the proverbial catfight!

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Post by barrystar on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:38 pm

Probably a better dymanic for Halep to reach a decider by having to fight from behind than the other way around.  Surely she can't reset and choke again?

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Post by Jahu on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:48 pm

Come on Steph, focus focussss

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Post by barrystar on Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:08 pm

If she fails now, it's Novotna on triple acid and we'll need more than the Duchess of Kent.

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Post by barrystar on Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:15 pm

Good; well done.  Good to see #1 a slam winner.  In fact, #1, #2, #3, and #4 are the current slam holders in the women's game.

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Post by bogbrush on Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:19 pm

I hadn’t noticed before... but what the Hell has happened to Marion Bartoli??!!! Yikes

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Post by barrystar on Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:21 pm

bogbrush wrote:I hadn’t noticed before... but what the Hell has happened to Marion Bartholdi??!!! Yikes


Is she now emaciated or very big - she had a pretty nasty illness.

The poor woman went from one extreme to the other, but I think she's over the worst of it https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/tennis/3754934/wimbledon-marion-bartoli-french-open-pictures/

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Post by bogbrush on Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:39 pm

She’s absolutely enormous. It’s a terrible thing she’s gone through.

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Post by DEC1M7 on Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:43 pm

A person who hasn't won a slam before beating the 2017 USO champion.
A repeat in the men's final upcoming?

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Post by naxroy on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:27 pm

very happy for halep

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