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Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!
Saw a few games from the first set which Bratchikova romped through and the tie break at the end when presumably Raluca was playing her best. Wasn't that it was quite as bad as at Eastbourne two years ago when nothing was working, no one feature of her game particularly bad, just everything not quite up to the level she was playing at (100-200 in world). 200-300 maybe. She hasn't come on in two years. She also doesn't play with any particular spirit either, as if she knows she'll probably lose. She carries herself professionally but doesn't give anything more.
Bratchikova seemed quite powerful for this level, but nothing to be scared of.
Maybe Raluca doesn't know what else to do?
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