2019-12-07 03:19:26|马会财经总岗诗


  PARIS — It was the preseason in South Florida last year, and Sofia Kenin, in search of the ultimate practice partner, sent a text message to Serena Williams’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, to see if Williams was available.

  Mouratoglou politely demurred. .

  “He said she was all set,” Kenin said.

  Last month, Kenin was expecting to join forces with Williams on the United States Fed Cup team against Switzerland. But Williams, still dealing with a knee problem, was unable to play.

  Kenin’s wait is set to end on Saturday in the third round of the French Open. A 20-year-old American on the rise, she will finally face Williams, the 37-year-old American icon intent on returning to the fore.

  “It’s going to be a different kind of excitement and nerves and just a lot of emotions for me, I guess,” Kenin said in an interview at Roland Garros on Thursday. “I know she’s a true champion, and she’s the best among the best. She’s obviously Serena for a reason. I’ve always watched her, so it will be a little different to be actually playing against her.”

  The Williams aura — hard-earned through 20 years of recurrent dominance — is one of her weapons against the new wave. Not only must youngsters deal with her powerful serve and aggressive returns, they also must cope with their own state of mind and with making the adjustment from observing Williams on a screen to facing her in the flesh.

  That transition has not kept Naomi Osaka from defeating Williams in their only two encounters, including last year’s United States Open final. But Osaka, now the world No. 1, is no doubt a rare big-stage player. She proved it again on Thursday by coming back to defeat the former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, in a second-round duel that lasted nearly three hours and lived up to the anticipation at Suzanne Lenglen Court.

  Kenin, the daughter of Russian immigrants to the United States, has shown signs of being able to embrace the big moment. She has already played a center-court match in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament against one of her childhood role models: She lost, 7-5, 6-2, to Maria Sharapova in a night session in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the 2017 United States Open.

  “Maria has always been my idol,” she said. “I feel we kind of have similar Russian traits. We’re fighters. We’re feisty. We’re blondes. It was an amazing experience.”

  That run in New York convinced Kenin to turn down college scholarship offers and to turn professional instead.

  Coached by her father, Alex, and ranked No. 35, she just missed being seeded in Paris. She is a clever, adaptable player who is not physically imposing at 5 foot 7 but is quite capable of generating pace with her forehand or feeding off power in counterpuncher mode. She also volleys adroitly and is, on her good days, consistent from the baseline.

  “She’s a machine, a machine, I’m telling you,” said Andrea Petkovic, the German veteran who is playing doubles with Kenin. “It’s just impossible to push her back. You really have to hit a winner.”

  Kenin, who received a walkover on Thursday when the Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu withdrew from their second-round match because of right shoulder pain, is also catching Williams at a moment of uncertainty.

  She has had a frustrating, injury-filled season. Williams played only one match in the two months before the French Open, and the rust showed in the opening set of her first-round victory over Vitalia Diatchenko on Monday. But Williams stomped on the accelerator to win, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0.

  She did the same at 3-3 in the first set on Thursday against Kurumi Nara, a Japanese qualifier. Williams, taking the ball very early to smack return and groundstroke winners, went on to win that second-round match, 6-3, 6-2.

  Despite her recent knee issues, Williams is moving convincingly and pushing forward regularly. Her ability to find a high level after a long layoff remains exceptional.

  “It’s impressive to me still, even after seeing her do it many times,” said Kim Clijsters, a former No. 1 who won three Grand Slam singles titles after returning from pregnancy. “Those great moments under pressure in the past will stick with you and give you the experience when you need it. I don’t know where it is stored in our brain, but it definitely comes up, and you can channel it.”

  Williams, who returned to competition in February 2018 after giving birth to her daughter, Olympia, has yet to win a tournament since her comeback. But her aim remains a 24th Grand Slam singles title, which would tie Margaret Court’s record.

  “The way she was playing today, it will take a very tough player to beat her here, someone who has a strong mentality and hits the ball very well,” Clijsters said. “Kenin is somebody who is not intimidated, or at least doesn’t seem to be.”

  Williams said she had been watching Kenin from afar.

  “She has a lot to bring to the table,” Williams said.

  Though Williams has rarely practiced with WTA youngsters, favoring male hitting partners, she has been supportive. She comforted 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova in the locker room at the Miami Open in March after Anisimova lost early.

  “That was really nice of her, and I’ll remember it forever,” Anisimova said on Thursday after defeating Aryna Sabalenka, the No. 11 seed, to reach the third round.

  Williams said she might have held back in the past.

  “I was heartbroken when she walked into that locker room, and I wanted to be there for her, because I have been there,” she said of Anisimova. “And it’s an interesting position, because it’s just like no one ever says anything, even though I feel like a lot of people want to.”

  Among Kenin’s qualities are a feisty, combative approach and a short memory.

  “She would get angry, but she never transported that negativity into the next point,” Petkovic said of playing doubles with her. “And I think that is a huge asset Sofia has apart from her game, and hopefully she can go really far.”

  Kenin is intent on it, even if life on tour is full of risk, above all the possibility of injuries, as the leaders of her talent-rich peer group are discovering. Kenin’s friend CiCi Bellis, 20, was the first American their age to break into the top 40. But Bellis has been out for more than a year with elbow and wrist injuries.

  Andreescu, an 18-year-old with a complete game, was transcendent in winning the BNP Paribas Open title in March in Indian Wells, Calif. But she did not play for more than two months coming into the French Open because of a small tear in the subscapularis, the largest of the rotator cuff muscles, which is in the front of the shoulder.

  “I wanted to just take my time and heal it properly, because with a shoulder injury you have to be really careful, because it’s really easy to reinjure it,” Andreescu told me before the tournament.

  She now could have some tough choices to make, including whether to have surgery.

  Kenin said she admired not just Williams’s game but also her staying power, and on Saturday, she will get to experience Williams at Roland Garros from the other side of the net.

  “I’ve been watching her for so long,” Kenin said. “I always want to see Serena play, and this time I will get to see it in another way.”



  马会财经总岗诗【这】【这】【这】,【刚】【刚】【还】【在】【这】【里】【的】【人】,【怎】【么】【这】【就】【踪】【影】【全】【无】【了】?! “【奇】【怪】【了】” 【女】【子】【不】【由】【得】【一】【脸】【疑】【惑】,【却】【不】【知】【身】【后】【有】【一】【只】【手】【正】【在】【慢】【慢】【靠】【近】,【啪】【嗒】【一】【下】,【落】【在】【了】【她】【的】【肩】【头】。 “【嘿】!” “【啊】!” 【感】【受】【到】【肩】【膀】【处】【的】【力】【道】,【女】【子】【心】【里】“【咯】【噔】”【一】【下】,【惊】【跳】【而】【起】,【耳】【边】【却】【响】【起】【一】【阵】【似】【在】【玩】【笑】【般】【的】【声】【音】。 “

【宋】【暖】【伊】【只】【觉】【得】【平】【时】【足】【够】【宽】【敞】【的】【饭】【厅】,【顿】【时】【逼】【仄】【起】【来】。 【忽】【然】【间】【见】【到】【他】,【她】【心】【底】【有】【些】【无】【措】,【为】【了】【掩】【饰】【自】【己】【的】【慌】【张】,【她】【仿】【佛】【很】【淡】【定】【的】【开】【口】,“【你】【回】【来】【了】?” 【她】【的】【声】【音】【一】【向】【有】【些】【软】【糯】,【甚】【是】【好】【听】,【几】【乎】【让】【人】【听】【不】【出】【她】【情】【绪】【里】【的】【端】【倪】,【可】【她】【却】【清】【晰】【的】【感】【受】【到】【心】【底】【那】【股】【浓】【重】【的】【酸】【涩】。 【南】【谦】【淡】【淡】【的】“【嗯】”【了】【一】【声】,【随】【即】【慢】【条】

“【根】【据】【看】【守】【左】【右】【的】【小】【妖】【描】【述】,【当】【天】【晚】【上】【它】【们】【先】【是】【听】【到】【一】【声】【沉】【闷】【的】【声】【音】。” “【然】【后】【等】【到】【周】【围】【的】【看】【守】【小】【妖】【前】【去】【查】【看】【的】【时】【候】,【地】【面】【上】【只】【有】【脱】【落】【的】【锁】【链】【和】【倒】【在】【血】【泊】【中】【的】【小】【妖】。” “【所】【以】【我】【认】【为】,【那】【个】【仙】【族】【妖】【魂】【并】【没】【有】【被】【锁】【链】【的】【力】【量】【封】【印】【住】【体】【内】【的】【灵】【力】。” 【尸】【鬼】【低】【着】【头】【解】【释】【道】,【它】【明】【白】,【这】【次】【的】【事】【件】【说】【大】【很】【大】,【但】【说】【小】

  【张】【小】【剑】【之】【所】【以】【问】【这】【个】【问】【题】,【其】【实】【是】【想】【问】【出】【叶】【墨】【竹】【真】【正】【想】【做】【的】【是】【什】【么】。 【但】【对】【于】【叶】【墨】【竹】【来】【说】,【这】【是】【一】【个】【假】【想】【题】【没】【有】【花】【不】【完】【的】【钱】,【所】【以】【答】【案】【也】【有】【些】【扯】【淡】,【可】【却】【启】【发】【了】【张】【小】【剑】。 【用】【钱】【让】【这】【个】‘【世】【界】’【变】【得】‘【让】【我】’【看】【得】【更】【顺】【眼】【一】【点】 【这】【句】【话】【稍】【微】【有】【点】【绕】,【张】【小】【剑】【一】【字】【一】【顿】【的】【在】【自】【己】【心】【里】【念】【了】【一】【遍】,【却】【觉】【得】马会财经总岗诗【钢】【铁】【王】【国】【帝】【都】,【公】【爵】【俯】,【王】【后】【奎】【琳】·【恩】【尼】【斯】【从】【德】【克】【大】【公】【手】【中】【拿】【过】【那】【份】【符】【文】【信】【件】【认】【真】【看】【了】【一】【下】,【然】【后】【马】【上】【就】【冷】【笑】【道】:“【哼】!【想】【不】【到】【这】【个】【嘉】【文】·【德】【玛】【西】【亚】【居】【然】【还】【有】【点】【小】【能】【耐】。【秘】【银】【军】【团】【居】【然】【能】【够】【完】【好】【无】【损】【地】【翻】【越】【了】【传】【闻】【中】【危】【机】【四】【伏】【的】【瓦】【兰】【筑】【山】【脉】。【传】【闻】【果】【然】【都】【是】【夸】【大】【的】。” 【厄】【尔】【利】·【德】【克】【微】【笑】【地】【摇】【了】【摇】【头】,【说】:“【这】【份】【情】

  【片】【刻】【之】【后】,【法】【则】【破】【碎】【化】【为】【天】【地】【本】【源】【反】【补】【世】【界】,【而】【悲】【风】【连】【同】【他】【的】【后】【代】【也】【都】【被】【牵】【连】【抹】【杀】,【可】【以】【说】【死】【得】【其】【所】【了】。 【至】【此】,【逆】【风】【帝】【国】,**! 【少】【绝】【和】【尼】【禄】【事】【了】【拂】【衣】【去】,【深】【藏】【功】【与】【名】。 【而】【此】【时】,【夏】【尔】【米】【带】【着】【她】【的】【精】【灵】【公】【主】【才】【来】【到】【隔】【壁】【狮】【子】【帝】【国】【的】【边】【陲】【城】【市】,【她】【们】【要】【在】【这】【里】【修】【整】【几】【天】。 “【公】【主】,【逆】【风】【帝】【国】【出】【现】【了】【巨】【人】,

  “【我】【不】【把】【它】【扎】【成】【刺】【猬】,【我】【就】【不】【姓】【刘】!”【某】【位】【一】【向】【和】【蔼】【娴】【静】【的】【女】【医】【生】【如】【是】【说】【道】。 【此】【时】【的】【刘】【敏】,【表】【面】【看】【起】【来】【没】【有】【丝】【毫】【的】【异】【常】,【与】【狼】【狈】【的】【他】【人】【不】【同】,【连】【头】【发】【都】【没】【乱】,【只】【是】【脸】【色】【因】【愤】【怒】【变】【得】【通】【红】。 【王】【平】【自】【问】【不】【是】【那】【种】【报】【复】【医】【生】【的】【人】……【獾】,【所】【以】【刘】【敏】【的】【房】【间】【里】【压】【根】【就】【没】【有】【什】【么】【机】【关】。【实】【际】【上】,【王】【平】【只】【是】【从】【她】【那】【拿】【了】【点】【东】【西】

  “【上】【车】!【上】【车】!【快】【上】【车】!”【警】【察】【将】【一】【个】【个】【的】【妇】【女】、【儿】【童】,【送】【上】【了】【卡】【车】,【儿】【童】【很】【少】,【大】【部】【分】【都】【是】【妇】【女】。 【艾】【什】,【托】【瑞】【贝】【卡】【的】【关】【系】,【得】【以】【一】【起】【上】【了】【一】【辆】【卡】【车】。 【其】【他】【的】【青】【壮】【男】【子】,【甚】【至】【也】【有】【女】【人】,【他】【们】【手】【里】【拿】【着】**、【防】【爆】【盾】【牌】【这】【种】【近】【战】【武】【器】,【也】【都】【做】【好】【了】【准】【备】。 【不】【要】【小】【看】【这】【种】【装】【备】,【这】【可】【是】【专】【门】【对】【付】【暴】【徒】【的】【止】【暴】【制】