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Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
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Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
The qualifier gets through to the SF. Well done.

Now what?
(This post was last modified: 17-May-2013 12:03 PM by tented.)
17-May-2013 12:03 PM
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
The qualifier will steal a set from Serena.

H2H is 1-0 in favor of Serena, a 3 setter in Wimby 2011
17-May-2013 12:12 PM
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
(17-May-2013 12:12 PM)Kiu Wrote:  The qualifier will steal a set from Serena.

H2H is 1-0 in favor of Serena, a 3 setter in Wimby 2011

Hmm ... I already voted for Serena in 2, but now you have me questioning that. Confused
17-May-2013 12:16 PM
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
(17-May-2013 12:16 PM)tented Wrote:  
(17-May-2013 12:12 PM)Kiu Wrote:  The qualifier will steal a set from Serena.

H2H is 1-0 in favor of Serena, a 3 setter in Wimby 2011

Hmm ... I already voted for Serena in 2, but now you have me questioning that. Confused

Don't question yourself, Kui is always questioning Serena regardless who she plays.

Plus, remember, that Wimbledon was her second tournament back from the medical issue. I think she lost a few set before bowing in the fourth round.
17-May-2013 12:25 PM
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
Serena is looking good so far, and she will be the fresher of the two. I am going with Serena!
17-May-2013 12:30 PM
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
(17-May-2013 12:25 PM)Calvy Wrote:  
(17-May-2013 12:16 PM)tented Wrote:  
(17-May-2013 12:12 PM)Kiu Wrote:  The qualifier will steal a set from Serena.

H2H is 1-0 in favor of Serena, a 3 setter in Wimby 2011

Hmm ... I already voted for Serena in 2, but now you have me questioning that. Confused

Plus, remember, that Wimbledon was her second tournament back from the medical issue. I think she lost a few set before bowing in the fourth round.

I forgot about that. Thanks for reminding me.

OK, I'm sticking with Serena in straights. In fact, I'd be willing to bet she wins the tournament without dropping a set.
17-May-2013 12:34 PM
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
I fail to see how Serena does not win in straights. Then again, when she is not "up" for a match, she can get lazy with footwork and make bundles of errors--until crunch time; then she rights the ship.

Virgil Cane is the name ...
17-May-2013 12:36 PM
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
Serena in 2
17-May-2013 03:14 PM
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
Serena in straights
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
I went with Serena in straights, too. Isn't Halep a qualifier? Come on.
17-May-2013 05:55 PM
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
Serena in straights,Halep must be exhausted after her qtr final match....
17-May-2013 06:05 PM
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
Interesting stat: since her breast reduction surgery Halep has moved up 450 places in the world rankings. Man those puppies were big before! I can see how the reduction helped her mobility. The photo of her above doesn't do her justice. Actually a very pretty girl.

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o496...-Halep.jpg

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2010...lep-14.jpg

Pre surgery tennis shots of old puppies in full flight lol. Can see how those would make playing tennis harder alright!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7xb62...1_1280.jpg

http://www.matchballmonteroni.net/wordpr...halep2.png
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
Serena in 2 sets
Must give credit to Halep who was a qualifer in this tournament and made the s/fnal.......well done
18-May-2013 12:00 AM
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
Serena is starting out a bit sluggish. She better pick it up!

First serve percentage is quite low. She will have to bump that number up for the final!
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
(17-May-2013 07:27 PM)Front242 Wrote:  Interesting stat: since her breast reduction surgery Halep has moved up 450 places in the world rankings. Man those puppies were big before! I can see how the reduction helped her mobility. The photo of her above doesn't do her justice. Actually a very pretty girl.

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o496...-Halep.jpg

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2010...lep-14.jpg

Pre surgery tennis shots of old puppies in full flight lol. Can see how those would make playing tennis harder alright!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7xb62...1_1280.jpg

http://www.matchballmonteroni.net/wordpr...halep2.png

The pre surgery ones look unnatural, but I can see how she would move better afterwards. She's got a nice game on clay, I hope she draws confidence from this week and gets better.
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
Serena through comfortably though she started out with a first serve percentage in the lower 40's. She can't have that for future matches. Congrats to Serena for putting together a nice clay court game before Roland Garros. Now keep it together and take it a match at a time.
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
On to the finals!
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
(18-May-2013 06:18 AM)kskate2 Wrote:  
(17-May-2013 07:27 PM)Front242 Wrote:  Interesting stat: since her breast reduction surgery Halep has moved up 450 places in the world rankings. Man those puppies were big before! I can see how the reduction helped her mobility. The photo of her above doesn't do her justice. Actually a very pretty girl.

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o496...-Halep.jpg

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2010...lep-14.jpg

Pre surgery tennis shots of old puppies in full flight lol. Can see how those would make playing tennis harder alright!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7xb62...1_1280.jpg

http://www.matchballmonteroni.net/wordpr...halep2.png

The pre surgery ones look unnatural, but I can see how she would move better afterwards. She's got a nice game on clay, I hope she draws confidence from this week and gets better.

Yeah hope to see her do well rest of the season too. Nice player. And also hadn't realized she's only 21 so plenty of time to improve.
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RE: Rome 2013 SF: S. Williams v. Halep
6-3 6-0
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