Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru! - Page 201 - TennisForum.com

 11Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #3001 of 3856 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2012, 10:31 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Meelis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 78,115
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

QF: Raluca Olaru (ROU) d. Danka Kovinic (MNE) 16 76(2) 62

was 16 13 down.
Meelis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #3002 of 3856 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2012, 12:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Pebbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,856
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

Amazing fight Ralu
Pebbles is offline  
post #3003 of 3856 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Senior Member
 
Dan_Doe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sibiu
Posts: 3,768
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

Wow, that was impressive. A comeback from Ralu And Danka is a good prospect.
Dan_Doe is offline  
post #3004 of 3856 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2012, 05:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 26,882
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

I'm seriously confused. Some matches are completely thrown away by her and in others she is fighting till the last point.

She became such a moody player, but she is still able to grind out some decent wins here and there considering her current situation. She has still some fighting spirit left in her.
Curcubeu is offline  
post #3005 of 3856 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2012, 08:26 PM
Senior Member
 
$uricate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Under the sea.
Posts: 20,373
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

At least she's winning sometimes

Is there really any improvement though?

Danielle Ma$ha SvittyGOAT Pushu PirruGinnyBooze
$uricate is offline  
post #3006 of 3856 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2012, 02:04 PM
Senior Member
 
soimu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: fcpi ROU
Posts: 1,025
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

Raluca only 3 games vs Mitu in the Sofia semifinal.
soimu is offline  
post #3007 of 3856 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2012, 03:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 21,576
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

Raluca reached her 4th semifinal of the year. Sofia was a 100K last year, and she reached the second round as a qualifier, so she won't pick up many more points. She needs to string SFs together consistently to start to see any real movement in her ranking.

BARBIE
is coming for your towel, too.



Keys
MakarovaBeguKasatkinaGavrilovaBarthelAllertovaPutintsevaKrisPliskovaKhromacheva
SmitkovaTownsendAbandaPuchkova

Tennis Fool is offline  
post #3008 of 3856 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 2012, 04:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 26,882
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

Defeated #3 seed Khromacheva in Telavi 50k, R1

Irina is slumping, but a straight set win sounds very promising and R2 shouldn't be much of a problem either.
Curcubeu is offline  
post #3009 of 3856 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 2012, 04:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 26,882
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

(Q)Anna Shkudun (UKR) d. Raluca Olaru (ROU) 64 16 64

At this point I really want to know her general motivation to keep on playing, because this is just ridicolous. I don't mean the way she fell down the rankings, but whenever she kind of made an impact by beating a higher ranked opponent, she is losing to the next uber scrub.

Where does she see herself in the future? Becoming an eternal journeywoman?
Curcubeu is offline  
post #3010 of 3856 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 2012, 04:35 PM
country flag grs
Senior Member
 
grs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,584
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Curcubeu View Post
(Q)Anna Shkudun (UKR) d. Raluca Olaru (ROU) 64 16 64

At this point I really want to know her general motivation to keep on playing, because this is just ridicolous. I don't mean the way she fell down the rankings, but whenever she kind of made an impact by beating a higher ranked opponent, she is losing to the next uber scrub.

Where does she see herself in the future? Becoming an eternal journeywoman?
You can find some answers here.

http://treizecizero.ro/raluca-olaru-...etrecut-viata/

http://treizecizero.ro/editorial-ral...-meu-preferat/

and

http://treizecizero.ro/raluca-olaru-...a-pe-cealalta/
grs is offline  
post #3011 of 3856 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 2012, 05:46 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 26,882
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

Thanks!

I haven't seen these so far.

However, I can't believe that she is happy with the current situation. Does she expect that progress will come without work? I know she tells otherwise, but words are words.



Even if she only plays 1/20 of the above, it should be enough to beat players like this Shkudun with ease. She must be a shadow of her former self, that's sad.
We are discussing about players like Wozniacki whose games detoriate, but in case of Olaru, it's more than detoriation, it's like forgetting how to play tennis.

And talking about the rivalry in the team, it's good to see that she is positive about it, but in all honesty, it really went downwards with her when Dulgheru and Halep emerged, which is actually a good proof how that concurrence really influenced her...

Last edited by Curcubeu; Sep 27th, 2012 at 05:52 PM.
Curcubeu is offline  
post #3012 of 3856 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2012, 04:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 16,072
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

What actually happened to Raluca? She was the most promising young Romanian at one stage...and then just disappeared.
Ollie. is offline  
post #3013 of 3856 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2012, 04:20 PM
Senior Member
 
soimu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: fcpi ROU
Posts: 1,025
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

^
Hard to say an explanation.

Brasilia 3 ITF 25k
QF Raluca def J Cohen 6-3 6-3.
soimu is offline  
post #3014 of 3856 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2012, 04:31 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 26,882
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

Like a boss this week so far.
Curcubeu is offline  
post #3015 of 3856 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2012, 05:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Djezonfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 10,249
                     
Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

A double bagel and a win over Cohen ? She's definitely back
Djezonfly is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome