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WilderWildeWelles

It might be a hot take, but I think Casper has the best odds of winning the title. I think he’ll get through Karen tomorrow in 3, maybe 4 somewhat competitive sets. If so, he’ll be well rested for the final. On the other side, you have Frances-Carlos. I think this will be a tight, 4 or 5 set match. If Frances advances, I think Casper would slightly be favored over him. If Carlos does and the match goes for a while, that would be three grueling matches in a row for him. Despite his age, I don’t know how much he would have left for the final. In reality, the only surprising outcome to me would be Karen winning it.


domithiemsass

I expect khachanov to win the title 🤣🤣 this tournament isn’t predictable even from this stage


OddsTipsAndPicks

Khachanov can win, but he has to serve lights out for two more matches and that’s asking a lot. But assuming Ruud advances, I quite fancy his chances against Alcaraz or Tiafoe. Zero expectations for him against Alcaraz. Not much of an advantage over Nadal at the French Open, definitely an advantage over a 19 year old in his first slam final. Alcaraz is better, but Ruud is still *very* good. And then against Tiafoe he’d rightfully be the favorite to win, so it’s not 1:1. But if Tiafoe can beat Alcaraz, he won’t be playing with house money any more. He’ll have eliminated two of the three overwhelmingly favorites, and while he’ll have the crowd, he’ll also have the pressure of being the first American man to win a Slam in forever.


sriv_ak_04

Prediction for Swiatek-Jabeur Final ??


pirateangel99

Kind of crazy that if Iga wins she’ll have more than twice the amount of points as the number 2


swirkh

It's wide open, everything can happen man. But honestly, Iga's probably slight favorite. Her record in finals speaks for itself too. I can't predict, it can go either way depending who will have good or bad day


sriv_ak_04

Reasonable


WilderWildeWelles

Iga 4-6 7-5 6-2


Nabucodonosor89

Bold prediction considering Iga lost 5 games max in her last 9 finals: def. Kenin 6/4 6/1 def. Bencic 6/2 6/2 def. Pliskova 6/0 6/0 def. Kontaveit 6/2 6/0 def. Sakkari 6/4 6/1 def. Osaka 6/4 6/0 def. Sabalenka 6/2 6/2 def. Jabeur 6/2 6/2 def. Gauff 6/1 6/3


OddsTipsAndPicks

On one hand all but two (I believe) were on clay or very slow hard courts where it’s easier to break and she’s just better. On the other, this is still absolutely ridiculous especially given the quality of her opponents.


swirkh

Ons would have to rise to level of the GOAT Polona Hercog, the only woman known to defeat or take a set off Iga in a final of WTA tournament.


Cloudy0-

Of any tournament I think.


WilderWildeWelles

We’ll see


sriv_ak_04

Cool


MisterDisinformation

My heart says Ons. My brain says Iga. Regardless, I hope it's a fun match. Vegas puts it at ~63-37 in favor of Iga.


Flimsy-Piglet-5263

Wta has world number 1 and 2 in live rankings competing in grand slam final. Now ATP is a joke. Lol.


jsnoodles

ATP has the same possibly happening lol


Nabucodonosor89

I would never bet against Swiatek in a final, no matter how bad she played before that match. Stuttgart is a great example. Iga in finals = Beast Mode.


The-MJ-Theory

Ikr. When she's in a final, she's prepared. I don't know if Ons has the mental strength to deliver. There is so much pressure on her. I would like to see Jabeur win, it would be a great statement for Tunisia, especially for Tunisian women and also for Africa as a continent.


shegotofftheplane

Iga must be loving them USO balls now huh


domithiemsass

Let’s go Karen bring it home baby 🥶🥶


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Pegula lost so the Bills could win


wabazai

Omg waking up to my top two fav WTA players reaching the finals


swirkh

After everything that happened this year in WTA, this is truly the most fitting final.


TarcuttaShade

Swiatek/Jabeur was my pick for the final before the tournament, but only because it's what I wanted, not because I thought it was actually most likely! Was pretty surprised to tune in today to see Ons two breaks up and serving three aces down the tee in a row.


Striking_Town_445

This sub in shambles if its Iga and Carlos winning finals


jsnoodles

If only they had a US Open ball


aweap

What? This sub is LITERALLY praying for that scenario! It will be a meme goldmine!


Cloudy0-

They’re going to be in shambles out of happiness.


aweap

Aaah! That makes sense. ☺️


swirkh

Some are praying that Ruud becomes #1. Just for the meme


aweap

I would still say Alcaraz has way way way more fans than Ruud here. Not a Ruud hater personally but just how it looks considering the number of posts and interactions either of the players have generated here.


Striking_Town_445

Either way Rafa is happy for his sons and prodigal daughter basically all his kids to be going through. Without a doubt, I am still kind of there, no?


Lazy_Left_Eye

Ruud victory would benefit Nadal more from business standpoint since he is/was a member of Nadal academy.


Neverslept2mins

Iga is currently thanking Sabalenka and Ons for taking out Collins and Garcia. Those were the ones I’m most scared of for Iga. Against Ons I’m not scared because I love Ons as well so I’m okay with the world number 2 winning the tournament.


Sweetcarolinelove

And Ostapenko is out too, Iga has never won against her


swirkh

If Garcia showed up against Iga like she did for SF today, she would've been blown off the court. Iga has some type of fortitude that allows her to push through and win the most important matches, like a true No.1. There's a reason she's 9-1 in finals, 9 wins without a set lost


Conceite

I suppose calling out the typical r/tennis sexist bullshit makes me a “lefty femnazi” lmao


BoiRacers

The guy's a moron but why exactly is not wanting to watch women's tennis sexist


throwawayforreddits

No one forces anyone to watch it but why complain about it and criticise it without being asked I don't watch doubles but I don't post in this thread complaining about too many players messing up the enjoyment of the game or whatever lmao, plus with women's sports often being underappreciated and ridiculed comments like that have oppressive (= sexist) connotations


BoiRacers

Yeah fair enough, agree with the added context


aweap

Today Iga and Caroline truly embodied that saying..."You're only as good as your worst day." Caroline on her best days has been unplayable this season, but today on her worst day was absolutely clueless and incapable of changing anything about her game. Iga on the other hand has had cracks in her armour ever since the hardcourt season began but she still put her head down, persevered and got down to business trying to look for answers when none were visible. There's a reason she's the best we have today and she's been showing us that time and again! 😌


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redmilk7

Rooting for the exact opposite pair XD


dasheeshblahzen

Geez it’s been annoying the past 2 nights people I want to win being up a break in deciding sets lol.


Nastypav12

I like Iga as a person and happy that the #1 is from Poland. Wish she'd drop some of her on-court stuff (presumably learned in Juniors) like waving her arms while opponent is hitting (vs. Lauren Davis) and going to towel for long stretches while server is ready (with Jule Niemeier).


firelord-azulon

the storyline of this match would have been so much better if Ons Jabeur had won wimbledon like she was supposed to man… still salty about that


redmilk7

Supposed to? You earn a win or you don’t.


hadrian-blackwater

Why was she supposed to win it?


Lazy_Left_Eye

Two best WTA players will fight out for the last slam of the year. Very fitting.


bigtice

"*Well, you know, it's always tough. I'm pretty sure it's going to be physical, she has such good hands, you know. She's solid on the baseline and when she's going in, so yeah, I just gotta be careful. I don't know what's going to happen, but right now, I'm just going to try and enjoy being in the Final.*" - Swiatek


Psychological_Bug676

Iga is a true champion. Complained about the balls but she coped with it and reached the final. All the other players who complain about court allocations, lights, umpires and crowds have a lot to learn from her.


Nabucodonosor89

They also made Iga play 3 of the first 4 matches on Armstrong instead of Ashe, which is a bit disrespectful for the #1 and top seed player but I didn't hear her complaining (correct me if I'm wrong).


Sweetcarolinelove

Rybakina complained about her treatment as wimbledon champion


jsnoodles

Ons would’ve already been number two after Wimbledon if she’d gotten points right?


Sweetcarolinelove

Rybakina would be number 3 too


Kordas

Yes, and we'd have the first #1 vs #2 women's final since Australian Open 2018


vingegaard_windu

I want to die


Striking_Town_445

Ugh so happy for Iga and Carlos to be going through


bigtice

"*Honestly, I'm really happy after my match with Jessie, even though I know that there's always something to improve, I was really happy that I was just able to play in such a solid way and keep my focus and actually overcome these obstacles that I felt since the beginning of the tournament. And I just continued to do that today, so yeah, that's true, that I'm always hard on myself, but for the last couple of games, I'm just grateful to be on this stage of the tournament.*" - Swiatek


souse03

Iga always sounds like she is about to cry


shihtzu_knot

But only in post match interviews. In press she sounds totally different; it’s so weird.


redmilk7

Isn’t it down to high heart rate?


Hotbaby63

Iga has really FOUGHT for a place in the finals here. Good match from both—hope Saba gets some rest and comes back and wins a slam soon. Also lowkey happy it’s over early I was dead to the world today after being up until 2:30 last night


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Gonna go with Ons 7-6 6-4


bigtice

"*Well, honestly, I think just try to put the first serve in because she was really aggressive on the second serve. So she was putting pressure on me and I realize that even though in the second set, I broke her a couple of times, it's going to be tough because she can serve well and I feel like she did progress with her serve so I needed to be careful and even though I lost the first game, I just had hope. But honestly, I wasn't expecting too much from myself because yeah, as I said, Aryna is a good server so I wasn't sure if I was going to break her back, but um, I feel like I just played at even another level so that's good.*" - Swiatek


redmilk7

I gather everyone seems to love Ons, and that’s cool. Myself I’m not much of a fan. But even if Iga loses the final I’m just so happy she made it this far with such subpar game, it builds confidence


_Crazy_Asian_

Just curious, why don't you like Ons?


redmilk7

I don’t dislike her! I just don’t love her


eggoed

Ok but why do u hate Ons tho :’(((((( . . . . . (Sorry, I couldn’t help it)


shegotofftheplane

When I’ve made better predictions on the women’s side than men’s side this tournament…I had Fritz, Medvedev, Coric, and Nadal in the semis 🤡


Kordas

When women's side of the Grand Slam is more predictable than men's... what a time to be alive lol.


jsnoodles

I had Halep v Swiatek I think… 1/2 ain’t bad.


shegotofftheplane

I had Garcia over Bencic in the finals with Pera and Samsonova as the other semi finalists lol


Nuclearguy1652

Pera? Really? Are you sure you didn’t mean someone else, like Gauff?


shegotofftheplane

Pera was in really good form and on a winning streak. Looking back I must have been on something lol that’s a wild pick. Coco rolling her ankle in Cincinnati and retiring in her match didn’t give me much assurance


jsnoodles

Man that’s so flattering for bencic.


Popoye_92

Btw if Iga wins it all Halep gets the USO Wooden Spoon lol


9metalman3

One more reason to support Ons then


recuerdamoi

What does this mean?


lenny_ray

The person with the biggest loser chain Simo lost to Daria who lost to Marino who lost to Zhang who lost to Coco who lost to Caro who lost to Ons


Popoye_92

In sports, you get the Wooden Spoon of a tournament if you finish last. In tennis, that means you lost R1 to the player who lost R2 to the player who lost R3 etc... until the final.


Cloudy0-

It means that she lost in the first round to the person who lost in the second round, and so on up to the champion.


ExcuseYou-What

Here's the route: Halep - Snigur - Marino - Zhang - Gauff - Garcia - Jabeur - Swiatek


queenofhades

What a feel good final we’re getting


Jaamun100

I’m actually more excited for the woman’s final than the mens this time - should be a close, interesting match.


shihtzu_knot

But we don’t know who’s in the mens final yet 🤔


lenny_ray

Everyone's assuming Ruud-Alcaraz, which means obvs it's going to be Kachanov-Tiafoe


Jnitzel505

Wait a WTA GS final with two top 10 players, no way!


ZiraelR

worth to note that If Wimbledon awarded points, this would have been a #1 vs #2 match


binsonfiremiss

Why are Woodbridge and Dokic in matching brown suits? They look like a set of couches lol


Slambodog

This is the dream Final, f'real. Maybe Iga versus Simona for old time's sake, but this is the best match-up. Two best players all year


thebede003

The number 1 took a number 2 during the bathroom break lol


bigtice

"*I tried to use that time to really try to think about what to change and I did it in a good way because I remember earlier when I was younger, all I did in the bathroom between sets when I lost was cry. This time, I can actually think about what to change and actually problem solve, as I told you before the match, so I'm pretty glad that I did that because I had a new idea for the second set and that's great.*" - Swiatek


BaguetteDeTradition

Did she really say that?


bigtice

Yes, these are from her on-court post match interview.


stoic_trader

Iga specifically gave a ball to that old lady and she's so happy, that's too much cuteness


MovieMuscle25

Choked when it mattered most. Good for Iga


verismonopoly

If it was a Carlitos/Ruud final, it's probably the best US Open for top 5 seeds in both draws since 2013 where both had 1/2 seeds advance to the finals (Serena/Vika and Rafa/Novak).


jsnoodles

Both finals will be 1 v 2


hadrian-blackwater

Jabeur is seeded 5


jsnoodles

She’s second in the live rankings.


shihtzu_knot

1 and 2 seeds aren’t left in mens side…


Jaded-Sapphire3546

No, but in the scenario of a Casper/Carlos final those two would come out of it #1/#2 in the world depending on who won


jsnoodles

Carlos and Casper will be one and two in the live rankings if they make the final and the winner will be world number one.


shihtzu_knot

Right but we’re talking about seeds, not ATP live rankings.


sr-egg

We should all experience a reporter asking us how our bathroom break was and what did we do!


Striking_Town_445

Somehow not sure reporter would have maybe asked Carlos the same question re. Bathroom break in similar situ


lo0ilo0ilo0i

Judd Hirsch!!!! Looking like a mensch.


Darius0995

question is... did she wipe doe? 👀👀👀


LaunchGap

did Iga get invisalign or something?


yzzildiamond

Her teeth have always been nice, her mom and sister are both dentists


redmilk7

Did you wash your ass today?


MoreDblRainbows

Just remembered Aryna is on the Netflix show, this gonna be insane


Kordas

Iga as well, they started following her during Wimbledon and supposedly continued in the US. I'm guessing we might get a great storyline with Iga struggling with the conditions, but then making the final.


WhoWantsPizzza

What show?


MoreDblRainbows

They're making a tennis show like the F1 one. I forget the others but Fritz, Stef and Aryna are all being filmed. Those three alone with what has happened to each this year. Fire up the emmys!!!


jyeatbvg

What show?


lenny_ray

They're making a tennis docu. Following both tours for the year.


Jarby316

/u/SirGorti in shambles


Adariel

Maybe it's reverse psychology and calling her done since 2 hours ago was his special way of cheering her on lmao


SmoothLettuce

Iga deserves 2 slams for this season


NieThePiet

but Ons two final without a title would be harsh too.


firelord-azulon

After the seasons she’s had man… absolutely. I live Ons but… I want Iga to never forget the 2022 season where she won 5 Master 1000s and 2 Grand Slams…


ExcuseYou-What

The #1 and #2 in the race being in the final? LOVE. ICONIC. #Consistency #StanWTA Iga always being *too* candid about herself sometimes is what makes her so likable. I hope she never sheds that part of her lmaoo and Ons is honestly the same. It's gonna be a great occasion, no matter what happens.


firelord-azulon

she’s so quirky and cute, that’s what makes me like her so much 😭


bubblegumonyourshoe

Aww Iga telling Rennae that they should cut that line she made about what she did in the bathroom….honey, this is LIVE!!!!


skrtskerskrt

I love her sense of humor but what the fuck are these type of questions honestly 🤣


NieThePiet

Number 1 & 2 in the final, what a match.


South-Tangerine-1876

hoping for a JAAAAAAAAAzda Finals for men & women sides


Gaburiasu

Last Slam of the year and two best players this season will meet. That's the best outcome we could have wished for.


thelastattemptsname

She still has one more step to go but this is a bigger deal than Iga winning the Fencb* Open. Not being at her best and scrapping up wins over good players unlike RG where she was pretty much expected to sweep the whole thing comfortably and dropped just one set


KnowledgeNate

I think Ons win it.


bitter_vet

I kinda feel the same when comparing their two semis, even tho I love iga....


KnowledgeNate

Me too. But Ons is riding massive confidence and Iga is still telling herself to have low expectations.


WislaHD

Where you at /u/Big_booty_ho It's Iga Hours :-)


Big_booty_ho

Damn. Terrible news to wake up to


constance_a_l

Iga giving life to my favorite shirt: https://ohmonah.shop/products/good-poop-shirt


escherbach

I'm glad they put both women's SF matches on same night, having to sit through one of these tomorrow before the main entertainment would be annoying


Conceite

Take your sexism somewhere else.


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Conceite

> It’s not sexist to not want to watch women’s sport. Have you ever thought as to *why* you prefer not to watch women’s sport? The answer is pretty obvious.


escherbach

Yeah because men have more physical strength and speed which makes their encounters much more amazing and exciting to watch


joshskj

Is that why you were so triggered you called somebody a fucking lefty femnazi?


escherbach

oh, did bad words upset you? poor thing


Nastypav12

Not upsetting but do reveal what type of person you are.


escherbach

A failed scientist, but managed to get two girls to be mathematical stars


joshskj

Well you’re the one who said fucking lefty femnazi so you seem pretty upset.


joshskj

It’s not sexist to not want to watch women play sports. It’s sexist to complain that women suck at sports.


escherbach

Yeah, of course it's ALWAYS SEXIST to complain, isn't it?? Even when the women are putting on the worst performances in living memory, of course it's sexist to point that out, of course it is. Even hard core lefties are starting to get fed up with the irrational fems these days.


joshskj

Yeah it’s pretty sexist when instead of simply turning the tv off you waste your energy on complaining about women? Doesn’t make sense. Not even one of the worst performances in recent memory lol. Why are you so desperate to categorize me as one of the groups you hate on for simply disagreeing with you? I think sexism is wrong, simple as that.


escherbach

yeah but I bet you're someone who cries sexism to stop debate, probably cries racism too at the slightest hint, probably doesn't cry ageism or similar for agendas which don't really fit your trigger criteria.


joshskj

Now you’re just making shit up. I only see you crying. Complaining about women’s tennis when you could just turn the tv off and accusing people who disagree with you of being a “fucking lefty femnazi” and having agendas lmao.


escherbach

well now you've become abusive too so maybe we end this


joshskj

Like a lot of things that come out of your mouth this comment did not make sense. Bye bye


jsnoodles

It’s pretty easy to keep these thoughts to yourself.


bigtice

"*It's more what I did, I kind of needed to go. Well, for sure, I felt lighter. Sorry, that's disgusting.*" - Swiatek


ChanceVance

We stan for our honest champion.


morninghacks

GOATek


Zealousideal_Speed47

Honestly Saba was too nervous even the service game she held on 4:2, you can feel the nerves


BarmyDevonian

Sabalenka played really well but she couldn’t find her serve and her groundstrokes failed her under pressure here. It can work for most of a tournament, but just crushing the ball every single point is hard to pull off for 7 straight matches. You need to have a fallback option. Iga lost her way for stretches but she can rely on her movement and flexibility to keep points alive. That was the difference in this match and why she’s the world #1. One of her best wins of her career no doubt.


Small_Weight6868

What a 🔥 womens final we’re getting


rhombusdiphthong

Did Iga just tell the world she had to drop a deuce after the first set?


inheritedkarma

She had to drop one to win one


grezzor

It’s never fun to take dumps at work but it always feels good


blackb0xes

If Iga comes out on Saturday with empty bowels, it's over for Ons.


OSUfirebird18

Iga is loading up on the fiber!!


Ravensfan967

Imagine the stress of trying to squeeze out a turd with 20,000 ppl (?) waiting for you lol


rhombusdiphthong

I bet it’s easier than you think


Collecting_Cans

Pressure is a privilege


TOMA_TAN

The sign should be hung on every stall door


Grunge_bob

LMFAO SOMEONE NEEDS TO RECORD HER SAYING SORRY THATS DISGUSTING


ChanceVance

It'll be on the front page within the hour.


MoreDblRainbows

Iga Swiatek is into her second major final of the year!!! Will take on fellow double finalist, Ons Jabeur for her first major off the red clay of Roland Garros There have been questions almost every round but like champions before her, she has found a way.


Jondoes6996

Lmao “that’s disgusting”


bigtice

"*I just think that against Aryna you have to really have the energy, you know, to kind of push her back and be able to just play back those fastballs. First set for sure, I lacked a little bit of that, so I needed to kind of get it together, drink some energy shot and just go with it, so I'm pretty glad that I did that.*" - Swiatek


Stock-Improvement610

I felt lighter! 🤣


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I always wondered if players drop massive dookerinos during matches because I always get the urge when I'm playing i think it just shakes everything loose


kdiuro13

Takes a huge shit. Comes back. Wins grand slam semifinal. Legendary.


WadeDMD

“I feel lighter” Serena said that in her R2 presser 🤔


mimaluna

Sponsored by Tums


Automatic_Effort

“The battle of the dumps”


Grouchy_Square

Iga said yeah I took a FAT SHIT


Zealousideal_Speed47

At least the second set was one of her best performance in the tournament, if she keeps playing like that, gurrrrlll Ons is in dager


Stock-Improvement610

Why assume that a bathroom break was just a strategic move??


ThisGuy182

Strategic bowel movement


Sad_Consideration_49

because it often happens after losing the set (not just iga, it's a common thing among many players)


Stock-Improvement610

Ok, it happens. But give them the benefit of the doubt that it's a break taken in earnest.


458steps

That was such a strange question


Tricky-Author-8226

Jabeur vs Iga is the final WTA deserves for its last slam of the year. They've been the best two players of the season. Rooting for Jabeur to win it all 🤞


asxasy

WTA US Open winner will have a 3 letter first name and be the first from her country to win.


QuickRundown

What did you do in the bathroom? Lol.


mkl122788

LOL did Iga just imply she took a shit in the bathroom break?