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Yep! Great win down 5-2 in the second set after losing the first and then showing grit and toughness fought her way back and got a hard win. Great stuff.
 
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Fugly match and win, but they still count. Watched each of Coco’s 3 singles matches and interviews, obviously she’s very good, unusually calm on the outside for a 15 year old kid, and potentially could be great. Time will tell; rather challenging next single’s opponent. Fun to watch!
 
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And she wouldn't leave the court until she had signed an autograph for everyone that wanted one. None of this quick bit of signing 3 or 4 on the way back to the locker room. :)
 
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And she wouldn't leave the court until she had signed an autograph for everyone that wanted one. None of this quick bit of signing 3 or 4 on the way back to the locker room. :)
Devils advocate: Coco’s 15, it’s new, and might not last more than a few years. Enjoy it now. Beyond enthusiastically signing lots of stuff, I was equally or more impressed by the kid posing for pictures with at least one or more of the several WW II veterans seated courtside.
 

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Never heard of her. Impressive for a young kid. But very young players have done well before.
 
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Never heard of her. Impressive for a young kid. But very young players have done well before.
I don't think anybody here had heard of her until this week. She's ranked in the 300's.
 
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This is great for USA Tennis and badly needed, so many public tennis courts are empty these days if they even have a net. The two sports that have died in popularity since the 80's are boxing and tennis. A new young superstar will help.
 

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Serena wins in singles again today- she’ll play mixed doubles with Andy Murray tonight
 

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Interesting how American women are so much better than American men, as a whole, at Olympic sports now.
 

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Interesting how American women are so much better than American men, as a whole, at Olympic sports now.
When was the last time you played tennis? I did as a kid but it seems to have vanished.
 

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Starting now on ESPN
 
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This is great for USA Tennis and badly needed, so many public tennis courts are empty these days if they even have a net. The two sports that have died in popularity since the 80's are boxing and tennis. A new young superstar will help.
Having worked in the sports industry for the past 8 years primarily building/repairing/resurfacing tennis courts I can say that your statement is categorically false. Towns can't keep up with the demand for usable tennis courts. A lot of people travel to other courts outside their towns that are in better shape to play. One company I am a sub contractor for asked if i would move to kansas city for the next 2-4 years as they already have 100 courts on contract for this upcoming year and are expecting another 80-100 from the school system

Tennis is alive and well
 

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Having worked in the sports industry for the past 8 years primarily building/repairing/resurfacing tennis courts I can say that your statement is categorically false. Towns can't keep up with the demand for usable tennis courts. A lot of people travel to other courts outside their towns that are in better shape to play. One company I am a sub contractor for asked if i would move to kansas city for the next 2-4 years as they already have 100 courts on contract for this upcoming year and are expecting another 80-100 from the school system

Tennis is alive and well
Not with this body.:(
 

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She lost today unfortunately but gave Halep a decent run for her money. I’ll be interested to see where she plays next

In other news, Djoker, Fed, and Nadal won handily on the men’s side. If they both win their quarterfinal matches we have a Fed v Nadal semifinal coming on Friday.

Serena won with ease. I’d be shocked if it isn’t her vs Halep for the final.
 

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Serena v Halep for the finals Saturday.


Fed v Nadal tomorrow morning will be awesome. First time they’ve played on grass since the 2008 final when Nadal shocked Fed in 5 in what was the best match I’ve watched. Can’t wait.
 
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