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2018 Charleston draw and results

Post by Ace2Ace » Apr Sun 01, 2018 5:11 pm

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Re:2018 Charleston draw and results

Post by BJM123 » Apr Sun 01, 2018 6:59 pm

Wow....This tournament actually spread out the talent! Top half (based on form only) Sloane or Garcia should get through with the major edge going to Sloane should she get past Keys in likely the 4th rd, which she will...Bottom half( based on form only) Watson will likely get past Townsend, Osaka should get past her matches as she really doesn't have a lot of players that can trouble her, Kvitova has a tougher portion of the draw with Siniakova or Kr Pliskova but she should get through. But...later down the line she may have to play Osaka who is playing some of the best tennis of her young career. I pick: Osaka to get through but not by much if the two players should meet.

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Re:2018 Charleston draw and results

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Re:2018 Charleston draw and results

Post by Graveller » Apr Mon 02, 2018 5:34 am

#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#BJM123#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl#You got a lot of confidence in Osaka (because of IW, I assume)... but this is clay-season, and her record on clay on the WTA-tour is not that amazing:#ed_op#br#ed_cl#In 2016-2017 combined, she has a W:L record of 4:6 on clay, and several times she did not get through quaifying too...#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#In her quarter, on the other hand, are several players that have had (very) good results on clay:#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#R2 possibly Siegemund, winner of Stuttgart (on clay) last year and Bastad on cay in 2016, Also won 11 ITF-titles, ALL on clay. On top of that, she had an easy win vs Osaki in Rome (clay) last year.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#R3: Goerges (former winner of Stuttgart too, also Badgastein on clay) or Stosur  #ed_op#br#ed_cl#QF: title defender Kastkina...#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#So no, I will be surprised to see Osaka in the final stages (SF and beyond) of this event. Also because this is a 64-draw; six matches to be played in seven days, no rest between rounds, overall longer matches, and harder to blow away an opponent.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#It would be a huge success to get past Siegmund in R2, given the latter her results on this surface.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Ace2Ace » Apr Mon 02, 2018 1:22 pm

It's always obvious that if Jabeur can't win in 2 sets, forget it.
When I saw the scoreboard, I knew all Gavrilova had to do is win the 2nd set and Jabeur would go away. :)

More interested in Naomi and Zanevska...
For Naomi, just curious about how she'll perform now that the spotlights are on her.
For Zanevska, I want to know how her big game plays on the Green Clay against decent players. This is no ITF jungle where anybody can munch on anybody in the middle of nowhere any time of the day.
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Post by Ace2Ace » Apr Mon 02, 2018 2:32 pm

Garcia v Lepchenko
Hercog v Cornet
Bertens v Krunic v Mattek-Sands
Stollar v Konta

[LL] Yastremska v Pera
Bouchard v Errani v Buzarnescu
Gavrilova v Giorgi
Haddad Maia v Arruabarrena vs Keys

---------- Bottom Half -----------

Goerges v Ahn v Stosur
Siegemund v Osaka
Begu v Garcia Perez vs Liu v Linette
McHale v Kasatkina

Sevastova v Larsson v Dolehide
Davis v Maria vs Kenin v Barty
Vesnina v Brengle vs Watson v Townsend
Siniaková v Kr Pliskova vs Kvitova
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Re:2018 Charleston draw and results

Post by rex » Apr Mon 02, 2018 2:32 pm

Sloane withdrew.

Naomi wins in 2 with 6-4 scores. Jennifer Brady hits big. Serve is big time and her forehand does massive damage. Backhand isn't bad either. Has the dropper. Just has to put the package together to make a name for herself. Definitely not a scrub ranked in the 80's.

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Re:2018 Charleston draw and results

Post by rex » Apr Mon 02, 2018 2:44 pm

Hercog retruns Zaneveska to the ITF circuit, 6-1 6-4. Z' was up in the 4th 4-1 ere Polona recovered, then sent her on her way to the next event. Polona's tats have got to go....... :wink:
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Post by Ace2Ace » Apr Mon 02, 2018 2:45 pm

Zanevska is out.. 1-6 4-6 ... was up 4-1 in the 2nd.. lost 5 games in a row.
maybe she is one of these big ballers who can't do jack on clay. :)
Got to learn to be patient on that stuff.

Naomi held steadily since that first game. Nice to see. I read she was more patient than the natural pushers. Nice way to adjust.
But now she is facing darling Siegemund, a clay specialist armed with all kinds of drop shots. Not gonna be easy.
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Re:2018 Charleston draw and results

Post by BJM123 » Apr Mon 02, 2018 3:08 pm

Graveller:

I have a lot of confidence in Osaka because she's shown that she's playing a lot better than she did. Her record on clay was before she really started to come into her own. I think that she's a different player now.

She could get past Siegemund even if it's clay but I do like Siegmund and she's underrated! Goerges is another great player but sometimes her mental progress is what's lacking. Kasatkina has a beautiful game but if Osaka can keep her pinned like she did last time, she will win. This is a very workable draw for her but once she gets past Siegmund, she will loosen up even more.

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Post by Graveller » Apr Wed 04, 2018 9:14 am

OK, Kasatkina won her R2-opener... Actually quite good to have that on Day2. she now has a day of resting, and then possibly 4 matches in a row (like Garcia). All the rest will have to play 5 days in a row if they want to win this title.

And even if Daria loses her R16, she still stays in the top15 (thanks to IW final). S she keeps a decent seeding throughout the clay season.
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Post by Grossefavourite » Apr Wed 04, 2018 9:32 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>Graveller</b>:</font>
 
There are people in their 80s and 90s who play tennis every day.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Apr Wed 04, 2018 2:10 pm

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Post by Grossefavourite » Apr Wed 04, 2018 2:45 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>Ace2Ace</b>:</font>
 
So do the 80 and 90 year olds, and without sitting down for a snack, beverage and massage after every 2 games.
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Re:2018 Charleston draw and results

Post by rex » Apr Wed 04, 2018 3:43 pm

Naomi dismisses Laura Siegemund in 2, the 2nd set a breaker. Nice match and highly competitive for Laura as this is her lst Tour event for the year after recovering from a torn ACL. She previously played a 25K ITF earlier in March to get match play. Somewhat worried about this match, for Laura is a clay specialist and loves to drop, exploiting the lack of net play from Naomi. However, Naomi was about 50/50 on the net today, won the lst set on a dropper from Laura, putting same away nicely.

2nd set got tight, Naomi couldn't hold a 4-2 lead, donating her service game and Laura held to tie. Nip and tuck 'til the end with Laura having set point on a couple of occasions in the breaker, but DFed twice, feeling the pressure. 8-all tie when Laura on serve dropped again, but Naomi recovered to put away the volley up-the-line. Then, aced Laura on serve to seal the deal ere a packed house on Althea Gibson Court, which was clearly pro Naomi (Osaka is quietly drawing well). However, Naomi wasn't all that elated after her win, sat down with a towel over her looking straight ahead. I don't think she was happy with her performance, especially after she failed to hold serve, then enabled Laura to tie. Her on-court presser after the match was strange, as Naomi said that she hears the interviewer's questions, but isn't paying attention, for her mind was elsewhere. Nevertheless, a good win against a very good clay specialist in Laura, especially since she made Naomi work at something she loathes to do which is to play the net and react to droppers.

Taylor's match with Vesnina followed Naomi's match on AGC, but the house clearly is not the same. The bleachers beneath the overhead expressway aren't nearly as filled, as well as the bleachers behind the Chair.
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