Emma is also the British number one from Monday.
I'm basing my hopes around his total collapse in the final last year.Anyway, we need to turn this thread’s collective jinxing powers at the German man on court right now.
Only if Felix wins.EDIT: I'd forgotten they were on the same side of the draw. At least this means there'll be someone to root for in the final, I guess.
Have you seen the angles and the pace Leylah generates? It looks like wizardry at times! That's far from being passive at all. Her opponents self-distruct because of Leylah's tennis and she hits a really decent number of winners herself while making far less errors than them.
It is counterpunching and it's bloody effective. You can't defeat Osaka, Angie, Elina AND Sabalenka during the same tournament by being a sitting duck and hoping for them to miss. Leylah is there.
Also @Lego 's point is valid as well. Granted, I've only watched Emma's match against Bencic thus far but it's not hard to imagine Sakkari's tennis going to hell as soon as the match started and she realised she was one step away from a GS final.
Anyway, let's just give both these young, formidable players credit where it's largely due and hope the match tomorrow will live to its potential.
New Also, I wouldn't want to write off anyone given the unpredictable nature of the WTA, but at what point do we say Pliskova and Svitolina just don't have it?