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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:48 PM

Wow a new American tennis star is born

Sloane Stephens to the semis taking out Serena Williams

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Reply Wow a new American tennis star is born (Original post)
malaise Jan 2013 OP
malaise Jan 2013 #1
dsc Jan 2013 #4
malaise Jan 2013 #5
fishwax Jan 2013 #13
farminator3000 Jan 2013 #2
malaise Jan 2013 #3
farminator3000 Jan 2013 #7
Lucy21 Jan 2013 #10
farminator3000 Jan 2013 #12
malaise Jan 2013 #14
Logical Jan 2013 #6
a kennedy Jan 2013 #8
farminator3000 Jan 2013 #9
TDale313 Jan 2013 #11
malaise Jan 2013 #15
xchrom Jan 2013 #16

Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:53 PM

1. She's the first American to reach a semi-final grand slam

On Edit - Correction - that's wrong Lindsay Davenport reached the Wimbledon semis in 2005.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:59 PM

4. yeah that really does

The Williams sisters are getting up there in terms of a professional sports career so we need someone to step up.

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Response to dsc (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:02 AM

5. Yep - this kid can play

I wish her well

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:27 AM

13. Capriati made a few semis in that time, too

Most recently the US Open in 2004, I think (maybe the Australian the same year or the year after) ...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:55 PM

2. she's great

she seems like a total sweetheart, too.

http://www.sloanestephens.com/

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:56 PM

3. Hope she goes all the way although

Serena does have that ankle injury

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:13 AM

7. azarenka can be kind of fragile mentally.

serena just got busted for the mics picking up her saying 'this has been the worst 2 weeks'

the ankle maybe, i think the back thing was a bit of drama (not serena!)

i can see her beating azarenka, but maria is playing almost as well as last time she won the aussie open (2008?), when she destroyed serena AND henin, so i say sloane loses 6-2, 6-3 in the final.

i have been in love with maria for 8 years, so i'm biased...

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:11 AM

10. Sharapova did not beat

Serena at the AO in 2008. She has not beaten Serena in 9 years, and has a 2-10 H2H against her with both wins coming in 2004.

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Response to Lucy21 (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:21 AM

12. you're right, jelena beat serena then

but maria crushed justine. and ivanovic. and everyone else.

if she could keep it together for the rest of the year, she could win all 4 slams.

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:11 AM

14. Truthfully that ankle has been a problem since the first match

Ah well - life goes on

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:11 AM

6. Just finished watching! Wow! Great girl! n-t

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:27 AM

8. I posted this in the "sports" forum......

and I am so happy the American women are coming along....it's been quite a ride the William sisters. Good luck Sloane.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:58 AM

9. sloane has 16,000 new followers on twitter

in the last hour or so!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:12 AM

11. So happy for her.

She's got game, for sure.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:12 AM

15. Her mother was a Division 1 swimmer at Boston College and

her dad was NFL - she's got genes, socialization and game

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:16 AM

16. here she is



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