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#761 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 07:27 PM

While she gave it all she had, that wasn't a pretty showing for Serena at Wimbledon today, nor did it come against a formidable opponent (Tan was ranked #115 coming in). Gotta think that might well be her swan song, at least when it comes to singles in the majors.



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Posted 28 June 2022 - 10:34 PM

I was worried this would be the popular take. Tan played very well and deserved to win. Serena looked like her old self in spurts but hasn’t played enough to be sharp. She’s not done if she wants to continue grinding.

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#763 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 08:55 AM

Serena just looked exhausted in the third set.



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Posted 29 June 2022 - 02:51 PM

I only saw the highlights of the match, which of course are subject to cherry-picking to suit the narrative of who is telling the story. But every account I've seen indicates Serena looked rusty at the start (to be expected when you haven't played a competitive singles match in a full year), found her groove in the second set, but just couldn't sustain it in the decisive third set.

 

If this were 5 years ago, I could believe that going back to "grinding" could elevate her back to a point where she could make a serious run at a title in a GS. At 40 years old, in a sport where players are usually over-the-hill by their mid-30s, I don't see it. Not in tournaments where you have to win 7 rounds against increasingly elite competition.

 

Naturally the media dug at her after the match for some sign of her future plans, and she understandably deflected....no good reason to make or announce such a big decision at that moment. But this is a point in time where people will naturally speculate whether this is it for arguably the greatest player the sport has known.



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Posted 03 July 2022 - 09:41 AM



#766 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 07 July 2022 - 01:12 PM

Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon with an abdominal tear, which puts Kyrgios into the final.



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Posted 07 July 2022 - 01:32 PM

Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon with an abdominal tear, which puts Kyrgios into the final.

Krygios is a hothead and has been up to his usual antics during this tournament.  It will be interesting to see if he can keep his cool should he face Novak( a guy that he hates) in the final.



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Posted 10 July 2022 - 05:52 PM



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Posted 11 July 2022 - 06:51 AM

And might not even be at the U.S. Open



#770 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 08:40 AM

Serena announces that she's retiring after this year's US Open.



#771 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 30 August 2022 - 09:19 AM

On August 29, 2001, Serena Williams won her match at the US Open and Albert Pujols hit a home run.  Last night, 21 years later, Serena Williams won her match at the US Open and Albert Pujols hit a home run.


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Posted 30 August 2022 - 09:26 AM

On August 29, 2000, Serena Williams won her match at the US Open and Albert Pujols hit a home run.  Last night, 22 years later, Serena Williams won her match at the US Open and Albert Pujols hit a home run.

There was more to that stat.. Vlad, Bichette and Biggio also recorded a hit in 2000 while in 2022 their kids each had a hit.


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Posted 01 September 2022 - 08:21 AM



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Posted 02 September 2022 - 09:31 PM

I very seldom watch tennis. Tonight, I'm reminded of when I got drawn into that US Open run Jimmy Connors went on back in 1991, making it all the way to the semifinals at 39 y/o. Unfortunately it came to an early end for him as well as for Serena tonight.



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Posted 05 September 2022 - 10:06 AM

That was fun rooting for Serena. It seems like she can still be competitive for another year if her health cooperates and she were to start ramping up earlier. I would like to see it, but if this is it, she retires with the most grand slams in the Open Era. GOAT

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Posted 08 September 2022 - 09:43 AM



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Posted 09 September 2022 - 09:56 PM

Exciting match going on right now between Alcaraz and Tiafoe.

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Posted 09 September 2022 - 10:00 PM

Alcaraz just played tough 5 sets til 230 in the AM.  No reason not to take him if this goes 5 sets



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Posted 09 September 2022 - 10:13 PM

Alcaraz is really talented and likely has a very bright future ahead of him, but let's gooooo Tiafoe!!!

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Posted 09 September 2022 - 10:55 PM

Tip of the cap to Alcarez. Dude’s a total beast. But Tiafoe left it all out there and was a ton of fun to watch.
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