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Re:2018 Charleston draw and results

Post by rex » Apr Wed 04, 2018 4:10 pm

Petra K. loses to Kris Pliskova in 3. Didn't see this match 'til the end (last 2 games), Petra on the rebound from a 5-1 defecit, only to belly up on Kris' service to win by blowing makeable balls to lose. Typical......

Taylor loses to Vesnina in 2. Asha Rolle 2.0......

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Post by Graveller » Apr Wed 04, 2018 4:36 pm

When Kvitova is in the top 10, one should always pick her as fmKO; in 2015 or 2016, she was the top10’player with most losses in her first match... and she still delivers... thank you for the points, Petra!
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Post by Graveller » Apr Thu 05, 2018 2:54 am

Gonna try somehow to see Bertens vs Stollar this evening. #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#I know that this hungarian teenager won Wimbledon doubles a junior, and yesterday she defeated Konta.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#About time to have a good look at her game.
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Post by Ace2Ace » Apr Thu 05, 2018 12:08 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>Graveller</b>:</font>
 Kvitova never been good on clay.. so no surprise.
The top-10 take turn losing their first match. We just have to pick the right one each week. :)
I got Wozniacki in Miami. Didn't Muguruza lose her first match at IW? and before that it was another top-10 ... Next week it's gonna be a different one.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Apr Thu 05, 2018 12:10 pm

Barty and Osaka heading home.
That was quick.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Apr Thu 05, 2018 12:11 pm

Errani drove Buzarnescu crazy and beat her... lol.. Towards the end, the Romanian could barely walk. She was so exhausted. :)

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Post by Graveller » Apr Thu 05, 2018 12:42 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>Ace2Ace</b>:</font>
 
Not surprised at all by the loss of Osaka and Barty... it is clay, remember.

Expect even lesser poorer results for both on the slower red clay... But they'll be back on grass or during the US HC season.
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Post by Grossefavourite » Apr Thu 05, 2018 12:47 pm

I don't think a top player will win RG this year.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Apr Thu 05, 2018 12:57 pm

Agree. Serena is not a top player. May your statement come true. :)

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Post by Graveller » Apr Thu 05, 2018 2:53 pm

Clean win by Kasatkina: beating Begu on clay 6-2 6-1 is a statement... I totally can see her defend her title here.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Goerges in the QF is probably her toughest opponent that is left in the draw. #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#So if you look for a top player winning RG: think Kasatkina! :-)#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Edit: and guess what: I actually had the audacity to predict this beating correctly in hte PGame... predicted 6-2 6-1... now THAT is what you call "knowing your fave" hehehe...#ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by rex » Apr Thu 05, 2018 2:58 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>Graveller</b>:</font>
 
Naomi's loss to Julia today had nothing to do with a surface. Naomi was not mentally, nor emotionally ready to play today and had checked out long ere the match even started, admitting that she woke up this morning "depressed" for some reason, though she could have won the lst set, 6-3 on serve. Her crying after the lst set with Sascha and declaring to him that she didn't want to be there was a clear sign that Naomi didn't want to play today. Too much has happened to her during and after IW, then meeting Serena in the lst rd at Miami, the announcement coming no less than an hour after winning Indy, which gave her no time to relax and savor her lst Tour title. She was even brooding immediately after beating Siegemund yesterday, not happy at all after winning a tough match.

Players today don't have the mental/emotional makeup to handle the success of winning a Slam or a top-heavy premier mandatory event w/o falling apart after such, disappearing for months after such a victory. They lack the consistency and the mental/emotional strength of a Seles, the Sisters, the Belgians, J'Cap, Lindsay to name a few while dealing with the demands of success that winning such titles entails.
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Post by Graveller » Apr Thu 05, 2018 3:05 pm

#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#rex#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#&nbsp;OK, did not know that... makes me wonder why she entered the event in the first place... she knew that there were potential 6 matches to be played.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Kasatkina also played the IW final, and now has the pressure of defending a title, but she seemed well OK today....#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Grossefavourite » Apr Thu 05, 2018 3:12 pm

A lot of girls in the sport today were motivated to become tennis player by seeing the money, celebrity and glamour surrounding Anna K. who had won nothing. Eugenie is prime example. It appeared tennis was merely an accessory, a steppingstone. When you read that Serena has even forgotten to claim her prize money, you know she's in in for the tennis and not just for the money.

Same for Venus, Caroline and Sharapova. These girls want to showcase their grit and grind, hopefully culminating in victories....and wealth.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Apr Thu 05, 2018 5:00 pm

Ostapenko doesn't know what "pressure" or "depression" means.
She just swings and moves on. You think she has ADD? :)
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Post by Ace2Ace » Apr Fri 06, 2018 9:51 am

Cornet vs Bertens
Pera vs Keys

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Goerges v Kasatkina
Sevastova v Kr Pliskova

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