2019 US Open

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  1. Shadowlight

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    Since they sadly abandoned the women's New Haven Open, which would have started this week, there are no more significant tennis tournaments before the US Open so I figured I would get the ball rolling.

    On the men's side some intrigue is brewing. We all know about the big three of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer. There is also what I would term the little three of Stefanos Tsitsipas (ST), Daniil Medvedev and Denis Shapovalov(DS). Although to be fair I am only including DS on potential since after his break out last year he has stalled this year. But he is the youngest of the three and ST is only 21.

    The tall lanky and lithe Russian Medvedev is 23 but he has been on a role lately. He is ranked in the top ten now and even though he was destroyed by Nadal in a Masters tournament last week I believe yesterday was his third straight finals appearance. He handily took care of 28 year old David Goffin in straight sets in the most prestigious tournament in the Midwest, The Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

    Goffin is a very quick but slight player who doesn't seem to have that knock out punch necessary to win a major. Medvedev is tall but doesn't play like the other tall players on tour. Most all of the tall players are noted for their powerful serves and crushing groundstrokes and lack of movement.

    Medvedev is the opposite. He lacks a power serve and relies on precise flat ground strokes to keep opponents off balance. He is also the best mover of all the big men, gliding effortlessly around the court.

    Medvedev is one of the newer names to look out for in the US Open which starts next week. The Greek ST though is still the most gifted and talented of the three young players I mentioned above. They are all very athletic but do they have the stamina, core strength and mental capacity and toughness to overhaul the big three? That has been a lingering question that they have not accomplished for over a year now. Medvedev did just beat Djokovic in Cincinnati and ST has beaten the big three at various events. But none of those events were majors either. The buck stops there.

    That story line where the youngsters butt up against the big three will be a key story line heading into New York next week.

    On the women's side Simona Halep will be front and center after her sublime and sterling Wimbledon victory. But a big word of caution. The last time a white female tennis player won Wimbledon and the US Open in the same year was Steffi Graf in 1996. Graff pulled that daily double in 1995-1996,88-89 and 1993.

    Martina Navratilova pulled it off in 1983-84 and again from 86-87.

    Chris Evert accomplished it in 1976.

    Billie Jean King hit the daily double in 1967 and 1972.

    Venus Williams did it back to back years in 2000 and 2001.

    Serena Williams has done it in 2002 and 2012.

    Apart from possibly Venus, this list contains the all time best women's tennis players of the modern era.

    Point being it will be a daunting task for Halep to bag the 2019 US Open. But just imagine if she does somehow manage to pull it off and win it?
     
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  2. Shadowlight

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    Opening day today and fading Maria Sharapova plays Serena in the first round. Serena has beaten Maria since the turn of the century it seems.

    But I say with absolutely no pressure whatsoever on Maria, who know one expects to do much anymore, this is a prime opportunity for her to play loose and fast and beat Serena. Knock her annoying ass out of the tournament nice and early.
     
  3. Shadowlight

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    Watching Maria Sharapova sheepishly escape into the locker room after getting thrashed I think for the 19th straight time by Serena I wonder if the end is near. Maria's best result of late was a QF appearance at the French Open last year but she is not a factor anymore. Chris Evert though was very harsh in her evaluation of Maria after the match. I thought it was piling on. Evert can be downright annoying at times.

    Despised by seemingly all of the female players and apart from maybe Djokovic, Maria was left out in the cold when she was suspended. It is turning into a sad ending for a player who was once on top of the world. Injuries have been a major factor but all told she has had an historic career winning a grand slam on every surface. Those later day French Open victories were a complete surprise since her power game was not suited for clay. 5 career grand slam titles is nothing to sneeze at. I am sure a fall from grace biography will appear some day and I will be the first in line to gobble it up. One of the most fascinating and beautiful female tennis players in the history of the sport.

    Elsewhere Sloane Stevens got knocked off by a plucky 20 year old Russian Anna Kalinskaya and Elina Svitolina knocked off Venus. Good.

    Coco made it into the second round and if she keeps winning the US Open media coverage will transform itself into a black supremacy summit. The media will suck all of the oxygen out of the universe.

    Biggest disappointment of the year? The once Greek sensation young Stefanos Tsitsipas was bounced in the first round. Is the use of social media turning too many young tennis players into mush? Ultra talented. Just bewildering.

    Old Roger is still around advancing into the third round today. Word on the street is that Wimbledon loss took a huge emotional toll on him. Some privately think he will never recover.
     
  4. Shadowlight

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    In 2018 Simona Halep couldn't follow up her French Open title the rest of the season. She stumbled and lost her mojo.

    In a replay, Halep couldn't follow up her memorable Wimbledon victory this summer as she was bounced in the second round in a tight match that went into a tiebreaker. Halep's play fell off this hard court season and it was going to be difficult to win here but a second round bounce is still disheartening. Already I am starting to get bad vibes from the US Open.
     
  5. Shadowlight

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    Halep played chubby black American Taylor Townsend who rushed the net a lot. Halep kept trying ringing passing shots. Some worked. Other didn't. But there were several chances to hit a simple lob but Halep just kept hitting line drives.

    This is one of the things that separates Justin Henin from Halep. The ability to adjust on the fly. Versatility.

    The Coco show has hit full steam. Kobe Bryant was a guest in the booth and as you can imagine the lovefest was beyond anything I have witnessed in tennis in years. Chris Fowler, who I have never liked and Chris Evert mentioned Coco's speed every 47 seconds and it was just another nauseating racially tainted display that is difficult to swallow. Coco plays number one Osaka next. White chicks come out wherever you are?

    Keep an eye on lanky Medvedev. He has been playing sharp hard court tennis this summer.
     
  6. Shadowlight

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    Osaka polished off media queen Coco Gauff in short fashion. The after match scene though is instructive. Like sister's in arms, they were both weeping as they embraced each other and spoke in whispered tones for a while. It was all awash in black victimhood and black supremacy as they both "understood" their special trials and tribulations of being black and as rising black players, their so called importance to the world at large. Never mind the women's tour has been dominated by two black sisters in what feels like a century now.

    And the media was lapping it up pretending this is some key social movement in the history of the world. Blacks succeeding in sports as if that is a bright new concept. It is as old and as stale as one year old bread. It was a perfectly calculated "moment" designed to give most casual observers instant nausea.
     
  7. white is right

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    The broadcast leading up to the start of the (mis)match between Osaka and Gauff was nuts as one screaming Australian commentator was saying Gauff and her entourage needed to win now, by the end of the match Gauff was waving the white flag and holding back tears and in need of a teddy bear or some stuffed animal.

    The 1000 pound elephant in the room concerning her becoming a Jaeger or Capriatti was never mentioned but is real possibility if she was playing anything close to a full schedule on the WTA tour.
     
  8. La France Blanche

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    That whole sad performance was a clown show for a clown world. Just shake hands and say, "Good game" and be done with it. The idea of those two players being "victims" is laughable. They're getting paid big money to play a game for a living. I want in to that kind of "victimhood."

    The (((media))) want us to believe that blacks and other crybaby protected groups have this special bond with one another through which they can convey the deepest feelings and most heartfelt emotions to create a magical connection that the wicked otherkin (AKA whitey) can never understand or be part of. One only has to look at a few of the thousands of ghetto/hoodrat/ratchet fight videos between black females available on YouTube or WhirrlStahh to realize how ridiculous that premise is.
     
  9. Shadowlight

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    The media is still basking in that ridiculous post Coco/Osaka match cuddle. Yes it should have been a handshake, a pat on the shoulder and a "nice play kid" and be done with it.

    But no. The media looks at it as some sort of watershed moment. Of what I ask? Black empowerment. Black supremacy fantasies. Move aside honky wish fulfillments?

    Tennis has one of the worst black athlete fetishes going. Whenever one springs up the entire production crew gets involved.

    That said there is only one black chick standing and she plays a bum today so once again Serena greases through a major without playing anyone of note in the early rounds. So expect her in another semifinal.

    If Medvedev is on the rise as a youngster who might move into the semifinals, Bianca Andreescu is another one. Out of Canada she has played good tennis this summer and disposed of chubby/fat Taylor Townsend last night. Unlike Halep, Bianca played smart tennis against the net charger including a few lobs. She showed me something last night.

    Djokovic retired in his match but Fed and Nadal are still alive and well.

    Croat Donna Vekic moved into the quarterfinals. She is a cute blond who dates Stan Warwinka (who beat Djokovic). There is an obvious age difference between the two.



     
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    Trying to understand the state of tennis today is nearly impossible.

    A no name no talent Qiang Wang defeated Ashleigh Barty leading to a chance to get to the semifinals against Serena. Why did so called up and comer and winner of the French Open go so quietly against a bum?

    And bum barely captures it. In 44 minutes in one of those disgusting black cat suits Serena dismantled Wang in 44 minutes 6-1,6-0. Serena hit 25 winners. Wang had 0 winners. Somebody call an ambulance.

    Serena once again waltzes to a major semifinal without playing anyone with a pulse. Next up is Svitlona who I like a lot because she can move. She made it to the Wimbledon semis this year but was beaten by a focused Halep. Her history suggests a major choke job but she has the tools to beat Serena at this stage. But that mental hump is always a big hurdle.

    Federer lost in five sets to Dimitrov to advance to the semis. Dimitrov is a stylish player who many cited as the next big thing but it never materialized. He is ranked in the 70s. Federer had some injury issue but he has looked weathered ever since that horrifying defeat at Wimbledon. The end is near folks. But he has some time to take stock and get refreshed so who knows?

    Nadal plays 5'7" Schwartzman in the quarters tonight. The other has Monfils against Matteo Berrettini. A new name for sure. He is 23 and has been playing well.

    Rising Medvedev made it into the semis but not without controversy. I guess he flipped a bird in a match and the crowd has been on him. But they should come around if he keeps on winning. Excellent athlete at his height which I believe is around 6'7".
     
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    Despite the hype around the African women: Serena, Coco, Osaka, Madison Keys, Taylor Townsend, and Sloan Stephens...only Serena made it to the quarterfinals. A major blow to ESPN and the NY fans. Also, Gael the magical negro Monfils was eliminated in the quarterfinals, ruining the love story angle as his girlfriend Svitolina advanced to the semifinals.
     
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    The young Italian Matteo Berrettini beat Monfils in five sets. It's the first time Berrettini has reached the semis in a slam event and it showed as he let numerous match points get away before Monfils helped him out by starting to double-fault left and right as he was completely gassed. Monfils has made it to the semis only three times in his career and he's 33 now. But he's a "tremendous athlete" as the announcers assure us repeatedly every single time he plays a match.
     
  13. Old Scratch

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    Serena has a big bloated stomach yet has huge ab muscles. She looks like a bodybuilder. 100% on HGH. She and her sister are proven cheats too, which WADA endorses. BSPN is constantly running worship pieces on her, and did a whole special about how unfairly she was treated by the line judge when she threw her temper tantrum, it's pathetic.

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  14. white is right

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    I saw the Wang match and the Belgian army put up a better fight to the Germans in WWI and WWII, similar to a prime Mike Tyson if you are there to survive Williams will run you over and finish her opponent quickly. Against Barty she looked like she at least could put up a fight, against Serena it was an impersonation of the proverbial deer in the headlights.

    PS, I just saw the end of the semifinal match and the Williams tank is still rolling, her PED guru Mackie Shilstone was in the stands cheering her on.

    Also unabashed lesbian BJ King was openly rooting for Serena to tie the record and pass Court's total of majors in Australia because of Court's Christian values and her views on homosexuality.
     
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  15. BeyondFedUp

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    All the more reason to cheer on any opponent of the Linebacker...
     
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    Bouncing back and forth between the football and tennis 19 year old Bianca Andreescu ( BA) continues to impress as she faces "Serena the Gross" in the finals Saturday afternoon. Svitolina lacked verve and aggressiveness last night and let Serena get comfortable and wail away on her.

    BA has shown the type of toughness, serve and power necessary to knock off cat suit woman. She might become overwhelmed due to her youth but if she can contain herself she has enough grit and game to knock Serena out and prevent her from tying Margaret Court's all time 24 major wins. Although I am not really sure in context if Court's record can be accurately be compared to more modern day players due to amateur rules and such back then. Either way I hope BA takes care of business and Serena falls short yet again. God almighty we have had enough of her already. It is endless.

    By the way BA's mother looks, how do I put it, a little weird. Romanians from Canada. Isn't that where Transylvania is located? That might explain things. Ha.
     
  17. white is right

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    Yes Bianca will be fighting to the last point at least which the key to beating Serena Williams. Chris Evert had a point that Bianca's on court personality is because of her Romanian ancestry and that could well be true as she is fiery and won't give up. In this PC era I'm shocked she would attempt to say this publicly, lord knows if Bianca were Gauff utterances like that would get an immediate suspension by ESPN and immediate grovel sessions with Jackson and Sharpton with a crying session on national tv with Oprah.....

    PS, Bianca is a live dog who is a good bet to beat Ray Lewis Jr, her pugnacious personality is what's needed to beat Williams, it just can't get in her mind if he is down a set off the hop in the match.
     
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    Strangely, no black celebrities at the Dimitrov/Medvedev match?!? Oh yeah, they only care about tennis when blacks are playing...
     
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    Yes only the Cablanasian is seen in non Black matches. I expect to see Black supremacist Jay Z and his diva wife court side for the Williams match, maybe the Dutchess will fly to New York for the match too...
     
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    It’s being setup as a full blown coronation for the roided linebacker. The half-bred negress princess is indeed flying to NY to watch her friend play. Numerous black celebrities will no doubt be in attendance. US Open chairwoman Katrina Adams, (yet another negress) must be super excited to present the obese cat-woman with the winner’s trophy after lamenting last year “this wasn’t the result we were hoping for” when the tanned Japanese girl spoiled the party.

    We can hope for a miracle, but the bigunreal in me thinks it’s a done deal. They know she’s over the hill and can’t win another major even with the pathetic state of women’s tennis, so the 2019 US Open was chosen as the venue to finally get her the record. It started with her first round demolition of the pitiful Maria Sharapova (who should never again set foot on a tennis court against Williams, just forfeit the match), which gave the obese one the momentum to roll over all the other nobodies she has faced on her way to the final.
     
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    Adreescu could run the whale around a lot and win that way. It would be that much more sweet to have all these Commie anti-White, Negrophiliacs show up to cheer on that PED user and see her lose again. Last year was sweet with another set of her tantrums in getting killed by lil' Osaka. It'd be even sweeter this time. Her photos in the US Open site are revolting. Her swollen fat legs in that outfit and her mere presence is just horrible. I really hope she loses and it's not even close, AGAIN.
     
  22. Shadowlight

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    There is only one thing left to do to interrupt the coronation of Serena the Gross. Conjure up some good old fashioned spook spells straight from Transylvania. Something I sort of think Bianca's mother has been utilizing here at the open. Although perhaps the presence of the Duchess of who knows where ( those Brits and their traditions)) might be enough to jinx Serena all by herself. That would be so appropriate.

    See below cool castles and spook myths associated with Transylvania.

    Hope you enjoy your stay Serena.

    https://www.tripsavvy.com/the-most-haunted-places-in-transylvania-4150086
     
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    Andreescu wins the first set 6-3. She looks very strong and confident. The crowd is rooting hard for Brutus.
     
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    Please finish strong Andreescu
     
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    Bianca up 3-1 in the second set. She's broken Brutus twice.

    Now up 4-1. A few points Williams has just stopped playing in the middle of the action, as if hoping Andreescu would commit an unforced error.
     

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