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I decide to open this forum for WTA funs . Please post here news,surprises ,tips ,everything ... here !

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19 July 2017 - 4:06pm
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Good call Ed...it's almost like you already seen that match 😉

Not any Williams fan so I'm glad for the Spanish girl.

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29 August 2017 - 8:58pm
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Sharapova is back, winning at US Open and I guess you will have a word for that Ed?

Kerber lost 1st round, not so strange but in the Serena absence I don't think anyone from the rest could dominate and let's say winning 2 GS in a row, so from that perspective...it wont be Muguruza...but who then?

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30 August 2017 - 11:52pm
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Maybe Sharapova should be racing 100m with Gatlin? 😉

I can't pick a winner on this one. Pliskova? Venus Williams? Wozniacki?

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31 August 2017 - 7:00am
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Maybe Sharapova should be racing 100m with Gatlin? 😉

And maybe she could even win that... 😀

but she probably take those pills by mistake Ed... 😉

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I can't pick a winner on this one. Pliskova? Venus Williams? Wozniacki?

I'll stick with Pliskova although it's like a lottery to guess a female winner these days..

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4 September 2017 - 3:22am
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😂

Well Wozniacki is gone and Muguruza lost today, though Venus is still going. But most of the top seeds are gone now apart from Pliskova and Svitolina.

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4 September 2017 - 8:42pm
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Pliskova was almost out but saved a match ball and now she could win it...usualy when I'm saying that she losing in the very next round...Vandeweghe playing her best tennis..so who knows..

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5 September 2017 - 12:07am
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Not to worry, she won 6-1 6-0 in the round of 16, once again demonstrating the enormous depth in women's tennis!

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5 September 2017 - 5:57pm
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Kvitova is back, defeated Muguruza and now against Venus - should be a thriller , still hope it should be a Pliskova's tournament.

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7 September 2017 - 9:23am
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Finally someone spoiled what would be all American party at the semis, still the winner would be a US born most likely but 4 Americans at the semis without Serena participating would it be too much!

I suppose it's time for Venus to grab yet another title after she lost 2 GS finals this year, there's always a reward if you're consistent enough in your dedication and hard work...I guess.

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8 September 2017 - 1:46am
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Nope, Venus is gone now to an unseeded player that I have never heard of. I just looked it up: Sloane Stephens was ranked #934 in the world last month. Amazing.

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11 September 2017 - 8:22am
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Even more amazing now that she won it. Well at least we were right when we agreed that it was difficult to pick a winner in this year's US Open.

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21 September 2017 - 7:28pm
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Even more amazing now that she won it. Well at least we were right when we agreed that it was difficult to pick a winner in this year's US Open.

Yes, that was almost like mission impossible, but it's ever like that since Serena absence I think.

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25 January 2018 - 7:06pm
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Should be an exiting final between Halep and Wozniacki, maybe the two best players in the last decade (or even more) who didn't won a GS title.
Usually I believe man & women at the GS tourneys shouldn't be equally paid as they just not making equal efforts (with the duration of matches, sponsors,& tv interests and so on) but this time I believe women's final could bring equal if not more interest than the mens.
Halep - Kerber was a great match, maybe the best one on this years tournament.

If I had to put a money on this... it would probably be on Halep, maybe in three sets.

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The old prize money debate is a good one. If you evaluate it purely on the length of matches then I completely agree that it isn't warranted. But I don't think it is that simple because you have to consider sponsorship, audience size, and all the commercial aspects. It may well be that the split in money brought into the sport is close to equal between the sexes - but I don't know the answer to that one.

I'll pick the Woz for the win... lets see who wins 😉

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26 January 2018 - 12:20pm
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I'm agree with what you saying about prize money Ed, it's not that simple, if you ask me Halep deserved her's paychcek at this years AO with couple of 3+ hour matches one of which been the tournament record for a long lasted female match.
Sometimes I feel there's just too much money in this sport but when you see some of the 'gladiators' matches you feel it's not that undeserved.
I believe women should play best of 3 sets as the men at the GS which would make everybody happy (except for female tennis players I suppose 🙂 )
No doubt Both Woz and Halep deserved but I'm ready to bet it would be Halep this time..I guess 🙂

Here is it, in $ I bellieve it is:

Men's & Women's Singles

Winner 4,000,000
Runner-up 2,000,000
Semifinalists 880,000
Quarterfinalists 440,000
Round of 16 240,000
Round of 32 142,500
Round of 64 90,000
First Round 60,000

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28 January 2018 - 11:18am
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Good guess Ed, although Halep had fully deserved the win too, hopefully she would be able to win a GS title sooner or later because it was another heart braking loss for her at a final.

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29 January 2018 - 2:46am
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Man I wish I was a tennis player! Even if you only play the first round at every major you are earning a load.

It was a very good women's final and its always great to see a new winner, which we would have had no matter who won. Wozniacki was just a bit too good when it mattered. Halep ended up in hospital with dehydration which shows the decision to not close the roof was incredibly stupid and maybe a little dangerous.

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29 January 2018 - 2:45pm
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So if the roof was closed that would of lead to lower humidity? Or just because of the sun ED?
Because the commentators here said it wasn't the hottest day in Melbourne.

I though Halep's cramps are caused by dehydration during a match and I didn't see her drinking a lot of water too but probably it would of been too late anyway, weirdly enough I think she played not worst and maybe even better with the cramps ...if that makes any sense, probably she just stopped thinking too much.

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Both I think. It was still very hot in Melbourne on Saturday (it got up to 33) and humidity was high. Also remember the court surface temperature is always higher because that surface radiates heat. There were a few super hot days in Melbourne over the course of the tournament which probably builds up on the players.

They use this thing they call the wet bulb temperature reading which takes into account both temperature and humidity and if it is over a certain number they close the roof. They raised the threshold a few years ago because they reckoned there were too many stops and starts to open and close the roof when it was being exceeded. But now I think they have probably made it too high.

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It's hard for us in Europe to exactly understand what the high humidity could cause to the players because we just didn't have it here, but I guess it's really exhausting for the players.
That roof decision should of probably been took pre-match and like you said it's maybe it wasn't the right one.
I've noticed they play American football indoors when the weather is perfect for an outdoor play really, so I think you're right Ed they should of close the roof, but then they could say we're not making exceptions just for the final, why they should be privileged?!...still think Halep should of hydrate herself a lot more and it's probably strange mistake for so experienced player I think, but whether certainly was the main factor.

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31 May 2018 - 3:21pm
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I'm having a tough time to discern the differences between the Pliskova sisters 🙂
I was forgot about there's two of them and I wondered what's going on after Serena beat Pliskova than she played back at the next day 😕 then I remembered that Karolina has a sister - I checked - Kristyna but I didn't have a clue they are a twins, when I think again the tattoos also looked different 😀
So Serena beat the lower rated one, OK I think I've sort it out that now.

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The injury retirements are not good for the tournament this year. Williams vs Sharapova was an exciting matchup until Serena pulled out. And now Muguruza gets the equivalent of a walk over after Tsurenko retired after only 2 games. She must not be warming up properly if she's pulling a leg muscle in a stretch in only the second game.

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Well I can't really felt sorry the girls while the workload to the men is just ridiculous on clay best of 5 sets, they all looks exhausted exept for Nadal maybe.
What we could say more after the 8th seeded lucky looser get a spot in the main draw and so many retirements in the tournament too.

Halep will win it, I'm convinced ever since her's 2nd round match.

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7 June 2018 - 12:41am
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I don't know. Muguruza has been flogging her opponents this tournament. She won't be easy to beat in the semi.

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Yeah for sure, except that she's very fresh too after plying just two games in the previous round and then beat Sharapova quite easily and fast so definitely she's a threat but I'll stick to mine guess - it would be Halep.

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Yeah well that match turned out to be a non event. 6-1 6-4 and Halep was way too good especially in the first set. Though it could have been different at 2-4 then 4-4 in the second set when Mugurzua had a few chances to break in a long deuce game. But she couldn't and then she caved on serve in the next game and Halep won it.

I couldn't help thinking what is it with Halep grunting now? She never used to. Its annoying to hear while you're watching. She's as bad as Sharapova now.

So its Halep vs Stephens in the final, Halep should win it but stranger things have happened.

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9 June 2018 - 5:17pm
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And she does it, Stephens has very cool and collected attitude and play but in the end Halep wanted it more I think.
I started doubting when the American had a 2-0 lead in the second but this is just the way Halep lost the final last year...so some kind of justice I believe, looks like she never stopped believing and that was the difference really.
Also I think Halep has the better B-game of the two and generally looks the more completed player really, they're both relatively young (25) so there's might be a few finals ahead of them still.

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And about Sharapova and Halep's grunting - yeah it's annoying but you kind of get use to that watching more of their matches, there's some kind of a rhythm if you will in that.
I saw most of their matches and almost stooped pay attention really, I think it's same with the opponents they play often, Stevens for example was stunned and stopped move in one of the points when Halep didn't produced any sound, it was almost hilarious.

Serena Williams use it only in a certain points for example (usually the most important one) and sometimes after the play is over she screaming almost hysterically which I think influence her opponents even more than what the regularly noisy players doing, don't know but it seems to me that way.

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2 July 2018 - 12:42pm
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Don't know what to expect from the women's tourney as ever in the last year or two.

After what we saw from her in France I think Serena should be considered as one of the toughest favourites, second according bookies at 7.00 odds just after Kvitova at 5.50, to be honest I would like to see someone else outside those two winning it.

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The perfect day at Wimbledon was completed after the Serena's loss, 7 time champion and still looking ridiculous when she should execute a simple volley, that would of be something hilarious in the old times.
Kerber looked as calm...as only a German can be.

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