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Well it's definitely surprising, but I would not say biggest ever.  Vinci isn't no one, she's been around for a long time, was no 11 in the world 2 years ago, and this is the semi finals of The US Open. You don't get to final 4 of a grand slam if you don't at least stand a chance...   It is surprising yes, the number one of the world losing is always surprising, tbh Serena Williams in general losing is always suprising.  But i've seen way bigger upsets than this tbh. I've seen bigger Serena upsets than this even. Her 3rd round loss to Alize Cornet in Wimbledon 2014 comes to mind for example.  

 

Imo  a semi finals loss in a grand slam to a respectable player who was once no 11 on the world ranking, can hardly be one of the biggest upsets ever, when there have been times when the number 1 of the world lost in the first round to a player barely in the top 100. Remember Justine Henin losing to Tatiana Garbin in the second round of Roland Garros in 2004...



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Yes, I agree. This one maybe had the most attention of Serena's upsets because of how anticipated the calendar slam was, but it's hardly the biggest pure upset.

 

I know I'd be happier for Vinci if I was able to watch the match because I can always get caught up in stuff like that but right now it just feels like a name on paper, so instead I'm mostly just sad for Serena.

 

But it's definitely cool for Vinci and I'm interested to see her play in the final - I'm always a big fan of underdogs and watching people win for the first time when it's unexpected.

 

I hope no one paid $72,000 to watch Serena :)



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Always so great to see the disbelieve of a GS winner that didn't expect to ever win a GS :wub:

 

 

Flavia  :clap:  :clap:

 

 

 

I once was ball kid during a match of Vinci.  She had this thing that she only wanted to get her balls from me because she won the first point with a ball from me. So the other ball kids always had to pass all their balls through to me :' )

 

 


edit:  Oooooh Flavia is quitting tennis ;( ;( ;(   Now i emotional ;(  What an incredible way to quit though ;(

Wow she already decided to quit after the US Open a month ago!!!!!!  That's incredible!!

edit2 : oh she just said she's finishing out the season!



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Happy for Flavia! Sad that she is leaving tennis. 

 

In the post match interview, she talked about her friendship with Vinci since they were young. She also told a story. Apparently they were in the same restaurant the day of the final and exchanged words and laughter. Boris Becker approached them and asked if they remembered they were playing against each other in a grand slam final later that day. They both just laughed and basically said "Yeah we know...it is ok."  :) Flavia also told them she does not have any idea what she will do with her life after tennis. It is all she has ever known. 

 

I am sad Serena did not get her calendar year grand slam but it just shows you what an amazing accomplishment it was for Steffi Graf to do it. Serena is arguably the best ever female tennis player and she could not accomplish it. 



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Hello ....

 

 

on a totally unrelated note, I really like Gilles Simon



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Hello ....

 

 

on a totally unrelated note, I really like Gilles Simon



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I have to leave for work soon and this match is going to a final set :queen:  I'm not even a Nadal fan, but I'm here for an all Williams and Nadal-Federer finals.



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MY HUSBAND

 

MY LOVE

 

MY EVERYTHING

 

 

WE GOT MARRIED WHEN I WAS 12 AND HE 15 AND IT IS FOREVER BUHR89

 

 

I HAVE BEEN FUCKING WATCHING THIS FOR 5 HOURS



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I'm at work now, I missed end  ;(



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I'm at work now, I missed end  ;(

 

 

my husband won



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it's as if we went back 10 years in time ;(

 

 

Where Kim Clijsters ;( i miss so much



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I hated the time when the Belgians dominated  :)

 

(But much moreso because I didn't like Justine Henin)



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Henin is my arch enemy. I was a very passionate supporter of her losing every match she played. she was the devil

 

 

 

KIM THE LOVE OF MY LIFE ;(    i swear my life officially lost all its purpose when she quitt tennis, that's when it all started go wrong, i had no more direction  :queen:



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Congrats Serena :wub:   She now also has the official stats to back up her "greatest of all time-ness". With 23 slams, she officially does better than  Steffi Graff's 22. (but anyone who denied she was the GOAT already, was just a morron :queen: ).  Also, she won grand slams under 4 different presidents now! :)   Clinton, Bush, Obama and cheeto.

 

Also, Venus :wub:   I have such a soft spot for her ;(

 

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I set my alarm because I knew couldn't stay up, but I couldn't get up at 3:30AM either  :lol: I still got up early though because I already watched the replay before I got on line. I'm so happy for Serena :wub:  :wub:  :clap:  And I looove Venus too, I can't help but root for her - I wanted Serena to win today because of the history and to 'officially' be the GOAT - but I also want to see Venus win on a big stage one more.



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OK, I'm up. Perfect timing  :lol:



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IVE BEEN WATCHING SINCE START AND IM GOING CRAZY


OK, I'm up. Perfect timing  :lol:

 

 

Go back to bed he was doing so great!!!



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Nah I'm good...all Roger for me today :P

 

BUT THIS IS AS AMAZING AS I HOPED IT WOULD BE



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i am incredibly sad. Please don't talk to me for a few days



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This video cracked me up. 

 

Federer's "Backhand Boys" Take On Chicago

Published on Mar 17, 2017

Grigor Dimitrov, Tommy Haas and Roger Federer give their rendition of the classic hit song from Chicago, "Hard To Say I'm Sorry", during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Video courtesy Roger Federer





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