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That scoreline is probably gonna shatter the small amount of confidence she had built from her wins in the first two rounds. A shame.
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Pretty much sums up why Raluca is ranked where she is.

Putting her a bit under pressure, even if the pressure is made by herself, playing against a compatriote who hasn't won a lot of matches this year so far and she folds like a tent.

Has happened far too many times in her career now and this is also why she can't get anything going. She is mental trainwreck and she can try so hard to look confident in interviews, she steps on court and completely loses her mind.
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I still blame Sever Dron for her downfall. Actually not only for her downfall, but for the ones of Florin Mergea and (future downfall) of Cristina Dinu as well.
The same way Firicel messed up Hanescu and (partially) Halep.

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Raluca needed more security in her career. She had a bad streak like it happens to every player from time to time and she just couldn't recover at all. Instead she is crashing down the rankings like I have barely seen before from a player without injury. How can you lose your game like that, unbelievable.

I guess Simona has made the right decision, but she really needs to find herself a new Coach. i'm not a fan of those family affairs.
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Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

Probably hiding out here after that debacle:


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Probably hiding out here after that debacle:

I think she's pointing at her current situation.

Rock bottom.

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That scoreline is probably gonna shatter the small amount of confidence she had built from her wins in the first two rounds. A shame.
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Ralu in Katowice.

Qualified for the quaterfinals in doubles with Solovyeva after they defeated Polish Linette/Piter 64 61
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Ralu will play qualies for Marrakesh
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She looks great in the pictures
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I really hope that result doesn't shatter her confidence. She has so much game....hoping she does well in Marrakesh.
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Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

Right, so I managed to catch Olaru four times this week (2x singles, 2x doubles) plus sat like 10 metres away from her when she joined the Cadantu vs Begu match in the VIP box. It's funny because I thought she's like 26 or 27 now due to the fact when Spirlea retired she was the first of the new wave of Romanian players I managed to notice (even before Cirstea), yet it turns out she's only 24 this year. Yeah, she looks kinda great on pics but even better in real life tbh And for one she has this Meditternean look about her unlike Begu or even Dulgheru who don't look much Romanian to me in first place I failed to notice the reason but why has she dropped Ioana from her official name nowadays? I recall several Romanian sportspeople using both their names in the past but the trend seems to be going away these days for whatever reason?

Anyway some pics from yesterday.

Katowice Doubles SF (w/Solovyeva) vs Domachowska/Rosolska


IMG_7740 by KowalWTA, on Flickr


IMG_7727 by KowalWTA, on Flickr


IMG_7730 by KowalWTA, on Flickr


IMG_7732 by KowalWTA, on Flickr


IMG_7733 by KowalWTA, on Flickr


IMG_7740 by KowalWTA, on Flickr


IMG_7750 by KowalWTA, on Flickr


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Re: Romania's Finest, Raluca Olaru!

^They probably just do it for practical reasons. It's not that you speak to a Romanian Girl always using her two given names, so the one being used in daily life is enough.




WTA Marrakesh, Quali Draw:

(2)Karin Knapp v Severine Beltrame
Anna Schmiedlova v Stephanie Vogt
Maria Elena Camerin v Tadeja Majeric
Raluca Olaru v (8)Stephanie Foretz Gacon


Foretz is beatable on clay, but Camerin will be too much, I fear.
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I doubt that she'll win against Foretz though...
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