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Poll: Who ya got in the battle of former champions?
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Serena in straights 63.64% 7 63.64%
Serena in 3 sets 36.36% 4 36.36%
Sveta in straights 0% 0 0%
Sveta in 3 sets 0% 0 0%
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2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
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2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
Serena leads the H2H 6-2

http://www.wtatennis.com/head2head/playe...ayer2/4467

They haven't played since the tour championships in Doha 2009. They have split two meetings on clay. The most important match in this rivalry was a 3 set loss for Serena in 2009 Roland Garros QF. Sveta has many weapons in her arsenal. Serena is #1 and currently on a tear.

Who ya got in the battle of former RG champions?

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vs.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
Kuzy is a better clay court player than Serena but it won't matter much.
Serena in 3 sets.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
Serena in probably 3, but I think it is crucial for Serena to take the first set. Give Sveta more reasons to have to go for broke and be erratic.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
Serena will not drop a set...
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
(02-Jun-2013 08:43 AM)kskate2 Wrote:  Serena leads the H2H 6-2

http://www.wtatennis.com/head2head/playe...ayer2/4467

They haven't played since the tour championships in Doha 2009. They have split two meetings on clay. The most important match in this rivalry was a 3 set loss for Serena in 2009 Roland Garros QF. Sveta has many weapons in her arsenal. Serena is #1 and currently on a tear.

Who ya got in the battle of former RG champions?

[Image: th?id=H.4797196009604234&pid=1.7...p;amp;rs=1]
vs.
[Image: th?id=HA.209804987570&pid=1.7&am...p;amp;rs=1]

This the matchup that puts me on edge more than any other, because Kuzzy can run with Serena if Kuzzy is at her best. But, that being said, this Serena is better and more focused then the Serena of 2009.

Why do you consider their FO 2009 encounter as their most important?

Serena beat Kuzzy in the AO that same year in the quarters, and Sveta was serving for the set in that match.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
I would just say it is important for Serena to get on top of the match early against Sveta as an unhappy Sveta is an erratic Sveta.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
(02-Jun-2013 04:12 PM)tossip Wrote:  Serena will not drop a set...

Agreed.. There is a reason that Serena is ranked #1 and Sveta isn't on anyone's radar these days
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
(02-Jun-2013 04:12 PM)tossip Wrote:  Serena will not drop a set...
Why not?

Lana has a FO championship under her belt, so does Serena, I say Serena will lose a set, you say she won't...
Wanna make a bet?

Big Smile
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
Serena is a much better player than her 2009 form, like wise Sveta is a much worse player than her 2009 form. Logically speaking Serena in two comfortable sets. But that is RG... and who knows with the RG demons
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
(02-Jun-2013 05:54 PM)Kiu Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 04:12 PM)tossip Wrote:  Serena will not drop a set...
Why not?

Lana has a FO championship under her belt, so does Serena, I say Serena will lose a set, you say she won't...
Wanna make a bet?

Big Smile

If I recall correctly, weren't you certain Vika was going to defeat Serena in straight sets in Rome?

I for one hope you continue to make predictions against Serena. I like your track record.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
(02-Jun-2013 05:54 PM)Kiu Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 04:12 PM)tossip Wrote:  Serena will not drop a set...
Why not?

Lana has a FO championship under her belt, so does Serena, I say Serena will lose a set, you say she won't...
Wanna make a bet?

Big Smile
the Serena of 09 was not confident and fit,2013 Serena is very focused and will not let Sveta into the match plus they played on a very slow Lenglen surface andthey kept on watering the courts for some reason...I feel that this year is the year..for redemption.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
Serena in straight sets
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
redemption will win the day....tennis is its own reward..
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
(02-Jun-2013 04:17 PM)Calvy Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 08:43 AM)kskate2 Wrote:  Serena leads the H2H 6-2

http://www.wtatennis.com/head2head/playe...ayer2/4467

They haven't played since the tour championships in Doha 2009. They have split two meetings on clay. The most important match in this rivalry was a 3 set loss for Serena in 2009 Roland Garros QF. Sveta has many weapons in her arsenal. Serena is #1 and currently on a tear.

Who ya got in the battle of former RG champions?

[Image: th?id=H.4797196009604234&pid=1.7...p;amp;rs=1]
vs.
[Image: th?id=HA.209804987570&pid=1.7&am...p;amp;rs=1]

This the matchup that puts me on edge more than any other, because Kuzzy can run with Serena if Kuzzy is at her best. But, that being said, this Serena is better and more focused then the Serena of 2009.

Why do you consider their FO 2009 encounter as their most important?

Serena beat Kuzzy in the AO that same year in the quarters, and Sveta was serving for the set in that match.

The 09 RG meeting is important because of all the parallels:
1. Serena was #2 at the time, chasing down Safina
2. It's an RG QF
3. You said it yourself. Sveta served for the set in AO and Serena won it eventually, but Serena was up a break in the final set of the RG match and lost it 7-5.

I'm not saying Serena will be nervous. If anything, she'll probably use it as fuel to avenge that loss, but it is an important match in the rivalry because of the surface and venue of Tuesday's match.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
(02-Jun-2013 09:21 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 04:17 PM)Calvy Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 08:43 AM)kskate2 Wrote:  Serena leads the H2H 6-2

http://www.wtatennis.com/head2head/playe...ayer2/4467

They haven't played since the tour championships in Doha 2009. They have split two meetings on clay. The most important match in this rivalry was a 3 set loss for Serena in 2009 Roland Garros QF. Sveta has many weapons in her arsenal. Serena is #1 and currently on a tear.

Who ya got in the battle of former RG champions?

[Image: th?id=H.4797196009604234&pid=1.7...p;amp;rs=1]
vs.
[Image: th?id=HA.209804987570&pid=1.7&am...p;amp;rs=1]

This the matchup that puts me on edge more than any other, because Kuzzy can run with Serena if Kuzzy is at her best. But, that being said, this Serena is better and more focused then the Serena of 2009.

Why do you consider their FO 2009 encounter as their most important?

Serena beat Kuzzy in the AO that same year in the quarters, and Sveta was serving for the set in that match.

The 09 RG meeting is important because of all the parallels:
1. Serena was #2 at the time, chasing down Safina
2. It's an RG QF
3. You said it yourself. Sveta served for the set in AO and Serena won it eventually, but Serena was up a break in the final set of the RG match and lost it 7-5.

I'm not saying Serena will be nervous. If anything, she'll probably use it as fuel to avenge that loss, but it is an important match in the rivalry because of the surface and venue of Tuesday's match.
Serena is playing peerless tennis at this point,just cant see Sveta beating Serena...she has covered too much real estate to lose at this point
this is a win I am very certain about...
Go Rena!
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
(02-Jun-2013 06:06 PM)Calvy Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 05:54 PM)Kiu Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 04:12 PM)tossip Wrote:  Serena will not drop a set...
Why not?

Lana has a FO championship under her belt, so does Serena, I say Serena will lose a set, you say she won't...
Wanna make a bet?

Big Smile

If I recall correctly, weren't you certain Vika was going to defeat Serena in straight sets in Rome?

I for one hope you continue to make predictions against Serena. I like your track record.
May be you should make your prediction, it seems not many do!
We have a total of 4 votes?
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
(02-Jun-2013 10:06 PM)tossip Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 09:21 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 04:17 PM)Calvy Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 08:43 AM)kskate2 Wrote:  Serena leads the H2H 6-2

http://www.wtatennis.com/head2head/playe...ayer2/4467

They haven't played since the tour championships in Doha 2009. They have split two meetings on clay. The most important match in this rivalry was a 3 set loss for Serena in 2009 Roland Garros QF. Sveta has many weapons in her arsenal. Serena is #1 and currently on a tear.

Who ya got in the battle of former RG champions?

[Image: th?id=H.4797196009604234&pid=1.7...p;amp;rs=1]
vs.
[Image: th?id=HA.209804987570&pid=1.7&am...p;amp;rs=1]

This the matchup that puts me on edge more than any other, because Kuzzy can run with Serena if Kuzzy is at her best. But, that being said, this Serena is better and more focused then the Serena of 2009.

Why do you consider their FO 2009 encounter as their most important?

Serena beat Kuzzy in the AO that same year in the quarters, and Sveta was serving for the set in that match.

The 09 RG meeting is important because of all the parallels:
1. Serena was #2 at the time, chasing down Safina
2. It's an RG QF
3. You said it yourself. Sveta served for the set in AO and Serena won it eventually, but Serena was up a break in the final set of the RG match and lost it 7-5.

I'm not saying Serena will be nervous. If anything, she'll probably use it as fuel to avenge that loss, but it is an important match in the rivalry because of the surface and venue of Tuesday's match.
Serena is playing peerless tennis at this point,just cant see Sveta beating Serena...she has covered too much real estate to lose at this point
this is a win I am very certain about...
Go Rena!

I think you're probably right on this one, tossip. No one is betting against Serena at this point....her game is solid, and all she has is the pressure. I'd say it's not Serena against the field, but Serena against herself. And she seems to be handling the pressure very nicely.
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
(02-Jun-2013 10:32 PM)Kiu Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 06:06 PM)Calvy Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 05:54 PM)Kiu Wrote:  
(02-Jun-2013 04:12 PM)tossip Wrote:  Serena will not drop a set...
Why not?

Lana has a FO championship under her belt, so does Serena, I say Serena will lose a set, you say she won't...
Wanna make a bet?

Big Smile

If I recall correctly, weren't you certain Vika was going to defeat Serena in straight sets in Rome?

I for one hope you continue to make predictions against Serena. I like your track record.
May be you should make your prediction, it seems not many do!
We have a total of 4 votes?


I rarely make predictions, because I've been wrong to often, and after awhile, one whom has been incorrect a lot should be smart enough to keep certain thought and beliefs to themselves. So, that what I've done..Smile
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
We will see if she makes it past Sveta then I can't see anyone taking this title from Serena that is left in the draw. She has looked the best of all the top players this tournament. I hope she comes out with a positive mindset tomorrow and brings her A Game!
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RE: 2013 French Open QF: Serena vs. Sveta
I like Sveta's abilities. However, she can go completely off track at times. Serena has too many weapons and will not underestimate this opponent. Serena in 2

I like Sveta's abilities. However, it can go completely off track at times. Serena has too many weapons and will not underestimate this opponent. Serena in 2

I like Sveta's abilities. However, it can go completely off track at times. Serena has too many weapons and will not underestimate this opponent. Serena in 2
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