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Osaka hangs tough at French Open; Williams, Djokovic win

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Would love to see Naomi and Serena in the finals here! With Naomi winning, then on to Wimbledon for a true "Grand Slam!"

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Yubaru, they're slated to meet in the QFs, barring upsets. B/C Serena is a 10 seed. My family and I watched the match live online last night. Typical Osaka performance, up and down, drawn out to 3 sets but she ended up winning. Good thing she's so young--these 3 setters would take a toll on an older player as the tourney advances.

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That Azarenka's moaning with every shot was killing me. Should be banned because not necessary.I had to put on headphones because it was so annoying. But Naomi overcame that constant noise and her ragged playing to win. Nice win.

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cracaphat, us too about the moaning. I wanted to Osaka to scream God bless you. Still has nothing on Seles' shrieking back in the day.

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I feel you on Seles jcapan, though she was actually my favorite player back in those days!

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Other than the screeching, I liked her but I was decidedly team Graf. Haven't really had a favorite player since. Guess it was more of an adolescent thing for me. Still love to watch the sport but I certainly preferred the days of Agassi, Sampras, even back to Becker. I miss serve and volley. I'm so old I grew up watching the end of Borg-McEnroe-Connors, not to mention my childhood sweetheart, Chrissie Evert.

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I certainly preferred the days of Agassi, Sampras, even back to Becker. I miss serve and volley.

Agreed wholeheartedly. That type of tennis was so much more interesting than today's game. You had such a wider variety of styles from player to player, and surface to surface, compared to today where basically everyone is a power baseliner. Loved Agassi.

Nice win by Osaka. Azarenka isn't what she used to be, but she's still a tough customer with a very sound mental approach to the game.

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Other than the screeching, I liked her but I was decidedly team Graf. Haven't really had a favorite player since. Guess it was more of an adolescent thing for me. Still love to watch the sport but I certainly preferred the days of Agassi, Sampras, even back to Becker. I miss serve and volley. I'm so old I grew up watching the end of Borg-McEnroe-Connors, not to mention my childhood sweetheart, Chrissie Evert.

I was a Martina fan myself and at first I liked Connors,but liking serve and volley switched to Johnny Mac.But that era along with the Swedes and the others, was when I last followed tennis faithfully.I feel you on the age thing,mentioning those blasts from the past!!

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C'mon Naomi, these rubbish first sets are not good for the old ticker. Do you really want people flipping channels to desert like rats?

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Would love to see Naomi and Serena in the finals here! With Naomi winning

Naomi has beaten Serena both times she's played her, and she'll beat her again if they ever meet again.

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First set, at 0-4; ugh! I was screeching at the computer monitor, "Come on, Girl!

Whew! When Naomi got back in the game, and there after, boy, did I let out a few sighs of relief. Good luck with the upcoming game. But please ............. me ticker was working overtime during this match.

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me ticker was working overtime during this match.

Naomi tends to do that to us, lol.

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