OT: Wimbledon 2019 - Gauff (15 yr old girl)



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Manic Monday with most of the ladies going first.

Alison Riske (US) vs Barty (#1). After losing set 1 6-3, Alison took 2nd set 6-2. Third set is on serve 2-1 Alison. Unlike Coco, Alison has been steadily improving her game over many years. One of the nicest players on tour (so they report), it would be a nice morning wakeup if she can get to the quarters. Lets go Alison.

Edit. Alison wins playing almost flawless tennis. For once, me writing about a result in progress does not jinx the result. :D:D:D:D:D
Perhaps Barty thinks you did jinx the result! ;)
 
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Perhaps Barty thinks you did jinx the result! ;)
Alison played beautifully in the last 2 sets and it was really not Barty's fault. I really like Ash Barty and her story so I guess in abstract, I would have liked to see her make another deep run but such a big win for Alison who never made it to the Quarters of a grand slam. I also saw her post game interview. Very nice person who really appreciates this moment.
 

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Alison played beautifully in the last 2 sets and it was really not Barty's fault. I really like Ash Barty and her story so I guess in abstract, I would have liked to see her make another deep run but such a big win for Alison who never made it to the Quarters of a grand slam. I also saw her post game interview. Very nice person who really appreciates this moment.
I do not know anything about Barty, and I would defer to your assessment of her. I know that Ms Riske is from a suburb south west of Pittsburgh. She was the WPIAL high school women's tennis champion at Peter's Township in maybe 2006.
 
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Serena vs Riske in the Quarters. Start time 8AM on ESPN. Would love to see an upset.
 

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I was lucky enough to watch the match in real time (Boss is away :p ) on WatchESPN. She is a real treat to watch. Very composed player with above average serve, real nerve on her second serves, strong ground strokes with nice clearance from both wings (not sure of her winner / undfoeced error numbers but I am sure they are at least 2 to 1) and tactically strong.

She also was unbelievably gracious on the handshake. She teared up and told Venus that without her, she would never have had this opportunity. Apparently, she was a qualifier and went roughshod through her 3 qualifying matches.

Oh and catch her post match interview. Unbelievable maturity for a 15 year old.
Very straight forward answers without trying to be too cute.

and apparently, she is being managed by some version of the Federer Management team (from 13 years old) so I am sure she will continue to
learn from the best.

and on a day where Osaka just crumbled.

I watched some of her 3rd match. Does she ever advance to the net. Seems her game is all at or behind the line. Is that a fair assessment?
 

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Alison played beautifully in the last 2 sets and it was really not Barty's fault. I really like Ash Barty and her story so I guess in abstract, I would have liked to see her make another deep run but such a big win for Alison who never made it to the Quarters of a grand slam. I also saw her post game interview. Very nice person who really appreciates this moment.
Riske went down to Serena today, and was ever so gracious in her loss. Tough to beat a 121 mph serve!
 
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you got your wish...
It was a great match. Riske was very good but Serena looked as good as I can remember in the last few years. I think she will win the tournament and maybe the mixed doubles too.
 

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It was a great match. Riske was very good but Serena looked as good as I can remember in the last few years. I think she will win the tournament and maybe the mixed doubles too.
down goes Serena
 
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Don't blink or you will miss the Djokovic Agut match. :rolleyes:

Looking to sneak some time to catch Federer Nadal
 
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Don't blink or you will miss the Djokovic Agut match. :rolleyes:

Looking to sneak some time to catch Federer Nadal
Well, I was wrong on the first match. Much closer than I thought. Agut played very well but Djokovic was too strong. Very impressive. His confidence is unreal. I do not see him losing to anyone.
 

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