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GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:19 pm
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Surprising to me is that she was last ranked No. 1 way back on July 8, 2002.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serena_Williams
I think that's when she was first ranked No. 1.

Yeah, she was No. 1 as recently as 2017.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... is_players
Ah, that makes more sense, thanks. I got confused by:
"Highest ranking No. 1 (June 21, 2010)," which I think is partly Wiki's fault. :oops:

Wiki also says:
"Current ranking No. 407 (July 11, 2022)"

Winning the 2022 US Open would be quite the coup.

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Vrede too wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:38 pm

Wiki also says:
"Current ranking No. 407 (July 11, 2022)"

Winning the 2022 US Open would be quite the coup.
That'll happen when you don't play your second tournament and get your first win until August.

And yeah, it would be epic.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:20 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:38 pm

Wiki also says:
"Current ranking No. 407 (July 11, 2022)"

Winning the 2022 US Open would be quite the coup.
That'll happen when you don't play your second tournament and get your first win until August.

And yeah, it would be epic.
6-3, 6-3.

Serena Williams’ Opening Night U.S. Open Victory Breaks Ratings Record For ESPN

U.S. Open Crowd Pays Stadium-Sized Tribute To Serena Williams After Match

:clap: :clap:

Second Round
7:00 PM EDT today
A. Kontaveit (2), Estonia
S. Williams, USA

Ut-oh.

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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:57 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:20 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:38 pm

Wiki also says:
"Current ranking No. 407 (July 11, 2022)"

Winning the 2022 US Open would be quite the coup.
That'll happen when you don't play your second tournament and get your first win until August.

And yeah, it would be epic.
6-3, 6-3.

Serena Williams’ Opening Night U.S. Open Victory Breaks Ratings Record For ESPN

U.S. Open Crowd Pays Stadium-Sized Tribute To Serena Williams After Match

:clap: :clap:

Second Round
7:00 PM EDT today
A. Kontaveit (2), Estonia
S. Williams, USA

Ut-oh.
Yeah, that's why they gave the tribute after the first round match.

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Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:24 am
Yeah, that's why they gave the tribute after the first round match.

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It must be hard for Anett Kontaveit. The crowd groans every time she wins a point, 29K roar every time Serena does. Long first set and it's only 4-3 Kontaveit. One would think she has the stamina advantage, but -0-? .

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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:53 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:24 am
Yeah, that's why they gave the tribute after the first round match.

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It must be hard for Anett Kontaveit. The crowd groans every time she wins a point, 29K roar every time Serena does. Long first set and it's only 4-3 Kontaveit. One would think she has the stamina advantage, but -0-? .
I was thinking the same thing regarding Anett. Hopefully she'll have a long time in front of her, but not tonight!


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Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:22 pm
... 1-0 Serena!
Barely, 7(7) - 6(4)
Set #2, 2-6
Ut-oh

Edit:
Service break! 4-1
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Oh My!
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Oh My!
:happy-cheerleaderkid: If Serena can beat #2 she can . . .

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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:51 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:45 pm
Oh My!
:happy-cheerleaderkid: If Serena can beat #2 she can . . .
She's feeding off the crowd....if she stays healthy... 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
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Serena lives to fight another day. Do we know who she plays next?

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Serena lives to fight another day. Do we know who she plays next?
... What is Serena Williams' path to US Open 2022 final?

The field was always going to be difficult for Williams to navigate based on her current ranking. She is the No. 605 singles player in the world.

Of course, the field no longer has a challenge of Kontaveit's level until the final. And Williams won't face a seeded player until at least the quarterfinals.

Williams will play Ajla Tomljanovic, who is ranked 46th by the WTA, in the third round Friday. There was a chance that she could have faced No. 14 Leylah Fernandez or No. 23 Barbora Krejcikova in the Round of 16. Instead, it will be either Liudmila Samsonova or Aleksandra Krunic. Samsonova is the world No. 35 player and Krunic is at No. 96.

(speculation about even later rounds)

Why does the seeding matter? In her career, Williams has dominated unseeded players, particularly at the US Open. She is 57-3 against unseeded players in the tournament and she has never lost to them prior to the semifinals....

That's plenty of high-ranking potential opponents, but after defeating the No. 2 player in the world, there's no reason to think that one of the greatest tennis players of all time, who's playing without "anything to prove" or "anything to win," as she said after the match, couldn't make a run in an event she has won six times while playing in front of a supportive crowd.

What is Serena Williams' potential US Open 2022 schedule?

Perhaps the biggest obstacle could simply be the amount of tennis she still has left to play. Williams has made it past the third round just three times in 10 singles tournaments since the 2020 US Open; she reached the quarterfinals of the 2021 Yarra Valley Classic, the semifinals of the 2021 Australian Open and the Round of 16 in the 2021 French Open.

But on top of having the singles schedule to navigate, she is also entered in doubles with her sister, Venus Williams. The last time she participated in both singles and doubles in the same tournament was at the ASB Classic 2020. She won the singles tournament and lost the doubles while paired with Caroline Wozniacki.

One day after her victory against Kontaveit, the Williams sisters will face Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova at 7 p.m. ET Thursday in their first doubles match.

Here's how Serena's schedule could look if she keeps advancing in both singles and doubles:

Doubles first round Thu., Sept. 1
Singles third round Fri., Sept. 2, or Sat., Sept. 3
Doubles second round Fri., Sept. 2, or Sat., Sept. 3
Singles Round of 16 Sun., Sept. 4, or Mon., Sept. 5
Doubles third round Sun., Sept. 4, or Mon., Sept. 5
Singles quarterfinals Tue., Sept. 6, or Wed., Sept. 7
Doubles quarterfinals Tue., Sept. 6, or Wed., Sept. 7
Singles semifinals Thu., Sept. 8
Doubles semifinals Fri., Sept. 9*
Singles final Sat., Sept. 10
Doubles final Sun., Sept. 11

Given how the scheduling for these matches usually works, it would be expected that Williams would not play both her singles and doubles matches on the same day at any point. However, that would still mean playing a round of tennis every day between Wednesday and Sept. 11, if she were to make it all the way in both singles and doubles.
:crazy: That's a lot, theoretically, for 'dem 40 year old bones.

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... One day after her victory against Kontaveit, the Williams sisters will face Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova at 7 p.m. ET Thursday in their first doubles match....
Awww, 6-7, 4-6. Oh well, at least Serena gets to focus on Singles and rest. If this is it for Venus, thanks for the memories!

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:57 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:51 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:45 pm
Oh My!
:happy-cheerleaderkid: If Serena can beat #2 she can . . .
She's feeding off the crowd....if she stays healthy... 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
Oh my, 5-7, 7(7)-6(4), service break! 1-0.

Edit: Aww, break back, 1-2.
Edit: Aww, break back again, 1-3, ut-oh.

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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Sep 02, 2022 9:40 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:57 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:51 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:45 pm
Oh My!
:happy-cheerleaderkid: If Serena can beat #2 she can . . .
She's feeding off the crowd....if she stays healthy... 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
Oh my, 5-7, 7(7)-6(4), service break! 1-0.

Edit: Aww, break back, 1-2.
Edit: Aww, break back again, 1-3, ut-oh.
This has been incredible....I'm exhausted.
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This has been incredible....I'm exhausted.
:crybaby: :-||

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Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:24 pm
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Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:20 pm
This has been incredible....I'm exhausted.
:crybaby: :-||
😥😥

She gave it her all.

Credit to Ajla Tomljanovic, she played a great match.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:30 pm
😥😥

She gave it her all.

Credit to Ajla Tomljanovic, she played a great match.
There's a new great storyline:
Frances Tiafoe makes U.S. Open semifinals, ends American men’s drought

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Frances Tiafoe beat Andrey Rublev to become the first American man to reach the U.S. Open semifinals since Andy Roddick in 2006.
2006 :wtf: They should call the Men's side the Non-U.S. Open.
Tiafoe, a 24-year-old ranked 26th in the world, took out the 11th-ranked Russian Rublev 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0), 6-4 for his best run ever in a Grand Slam tournament.
Take that, Putin. They call him The Javelin.
The victory came two days after Tiafoe ousted 22-time major champion Rafael Nadal, becoming the first American born in 1988 or later to beat Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer at a Slam....

Tiafoe, the son of immigrants from Sierra Leone who as a kid slept at the tennis center where his dad was a janitor, gets fourth-ranked Carlos Alcaraz of Spain or 13th-ranked Jannik Sinner of Italy in Friday’s semifinals.

Since Roddick was runner-up at the 2006 U.S. Open, four different American men combined to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals seven times, all of them losing, before Tiafoe this year. Tiafoe is the first American man to reach the semifinals of any Slam since John Isner at 2018 Wimbledon.

The last U.S. man to make a major final was Roddick at 2009 Wimbledon. Roddick was also the last U.S. man to win a major at the 2003 U.S. Open. Both of those droughts are by far the longest in U.S. men’s tennis in history.
TV said he is the first Black American man - or Black from anywhere, I wasn't listening closely - to reach the U.S. Open semifinals since Arthur Ashe!

GoFrancesGo!

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GoFrancesGo!
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:18 pm
Vrede too wrote:
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GoFrancesGo!
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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:09 pm
... Tiafoe, the son of immigrants from Sierra Leone who as a kid slept at the tennis center where his dad was a janitor, gets fourth-ranked Carlos Alcaraz of Spain or 13th-ranked Jannik Sinner of Italy in Friday’s semifinals....
Carlos Alcaraz's Absurd Behind-The-Back Tennis Shot Leaves U.S. Open In Awe
The 19-year-old tennis player pulled off a victory thanks to a spectacular move that made the U.S. Open crowd go wild.




:shock: :-||
alacaraz is an artist who just happens to play tennis (i.e. steph, messi etc.)
well that settles that i have a new favorite tennis player it’s this guy whoever he is
Article and more tweets at the link.

GoFrancesGo!, but I won't hate it if the Spaniard advances.

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