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    Originally posted by Jason A View Post
    I would be surprised at a Schiavone victory, but any of the other three have a great shot at this. I agree that beating Henin and Williams back to back certainly means she'll be able to hang in with anyone on the big stage. Her nerves held up, and that's been a problem for Janvokic and especially Dementieva.
    The women are notorious for folding under pressure - the ones that hold their **** together are few and far between. You really pick up on it in their service games (double faults and horrible second serves that get destroyed by aggressive returns). I don't know what to expect from Dementieva - she's either really good or flat out awful.

    My gut tells me the winner will come out of the Stosur-Jankovic side.

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      Nadal advances in straights over Almagro (7-6, 7-6, 6-4) - competitive match, but Almagro couldn't get it done in the tie-breakers.

      ... and Djokovic loses in the quarterfinal to Melzer. He won the first two sets and lost the last three.

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        Originally posted by Bakunin View Post
        You really pick up on it in their service games (double faults and horrible second serves that get destroyed by aggressive returns).
        That's really more of a physiological difference. Everyone gets a little tight in big spots, but women don't have the strength to generate racquet-head speed, and subsequently, spin on a second serve, like a man can. That gives them way less margin for error on a second serve.
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          What happened to Dementieva? It syas she retired after losing the first set in a tiebreaker.

          That Djokovic loss is a head-scratcher. His career has stagnated since he switched racquets.

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            Don't know, but this tournament is now clearly Stosur's to lose.

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              Stosur cruises past Jankovic. The fans didn't exactly get their money's worth today.

              A Stosur-Schiavone final. Nope, didn't have that one in my brackets.

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                Dementieva is claiming a left calf muscle tear; trainers are saying it's a strain.

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                  Soderling in trouble here, down two sets to one to Berdych.

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                    Another great prediction by me . . .
                    Originally posted by Jason A View Post
                    I would be surprised at a Schiavone victory, but any of the other three have a great shot at this. I agree that beating Henin and Williams back to back certainly means she'll be able to hang in with anyone on the big stage. Her nerves held up, and that's been a problem for Janvokic and especially Dementieva.

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                      The men's final is win win for me. If Nadal wins Federer's streak at #1 is over.

                      If Soderling wins potentially a new player to challenge Nadal and Federer for Grand Slams now that Djokovic has disappointed.
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                        Watching the Williams sisters play doubles, wow.
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                          Originally posted by Jason A View Post
                          Another great prediction by me . . .
                          That caught everyone off guard. I didn't see the match - how would you explain this? Did Stosur simply lose her edge after going against tougher opponents? Did Schiavone play out of her mind...?

                          I can't imagine how insane the odds were of her winning this thing when it started.

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                            It looked to me like Schiavone played the match of her life. She could do no wrong in the second-set tiebreaker.

                            Nadal-Soderling on serve early in the first set.

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                              Nadal up 6-4, 6-2. Soderling is playing okay but Nadal is just amazing.

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                                That was quick.

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