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I have followed, actually.
Don't get me wrong, I also want Begu to win. Four years ago I was so infatuated with her, I could have swore she will be the next best thing, and I'm talking top 10 level. But she failed to deliver. And her results are only going from bad to worse. I am not even talking about matches with big players, I am talking about losses to the likes of King, Zhou, Panova, Dellacqua or Khromacheva. Big potential, smart and talented player, but weak mentality.
We'll just have to wait and see who of those 2 players will make it in the 3rd round. I put my money on the Chinese, no matter how inconsistent her game or results are.
As expected, Na Li Is in the third round, while Begu is out. Lost 3&4 to Lepchenko (the one on a losing streak, yeap)
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Ok! Another opportunity lost. C'est la vie!
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Ok! Another opportunity lost. C'est la vie!


Hopefully Halep will bring some light tomorrow, because I have a feeling that lovely Sorana will also choke. Soler-Espinosa won't let her go easy.
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As expected, Na Li Is in the third round, while Begu is out. Lost 3&4 to Lepchenko (the one on a losing streak, yeap)
Regarding one of your previous quotes, I haven't really been a fan of women tennis for long time, but what I've learnt in quite a short time is not to declare any player the next best thing until she actually becoms the next best thing. That seems to oftenly be the case with the young Romanian players.
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Well, those 30 points more or less won't kill her. It's important she won her 1st round match at least, because na Li would have killed her.

Let's hope that Shoulderina can find back to old strength on her serve. It was exceptional against Wozniacki for example, but she just can't deliver on a regular basis for different reasons.

Let's not fool ourselves. Irina-Camelia is playing at 50% at the moment and the only reason why she is still winning matches even without her serve, is because her ground game is still better than the one of 80% of the tour. If it starts clicking again and I'm sure it will through years, the girl is a lock for Top 20. I won't give up on her as for now.
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Regarding one of your previous quotes, I haven't really been a fan of women tennis for long time, but what I've learnt in quite a short time is not to declare any player the next best thing until she actually becoms the next best thing. That seems to oftenly be the case with the young Romanian players.
And that makes you a wise man, my friend
I guess my genetic code has a strong gene for hope. As I'm witnessing the underachievements of the actual "golden generation" of Romanian tennis players, I'm waiting for the next one to take the courts, hoping that perhaps Csoregi, Rosca or Jaqueline Cristian will be the next best thing
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Well at least she beat a player she was supposed to beat in the previous round. Still, it's frustating that she couldn't get past a struggling seed, she won't get such draws in every big tournaments
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she won't get such draws in every big tournaments
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hoping that perhaps Csoregi, Rosca or Jaqueline Cristian will be the next best thing
Yep, those are the players I had in mind too. I hope too but I am determined to refrain my enthusiasm

Back to the subject. I noticed that Irina is on the list for Katowice. Is she going to play Charleston in the meantime?
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Who is this cutie?
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It's Silvia Soler Espinosa and this is actually a good picture of her, most of the time she looks awful )
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Back to the subject. I noticed that Irina is on the list for Katowice. Is she going to play Charleston in the meantime?
Don't know, she used to play in Barcelona, but with that being cancelled she must have changed her schedule.
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Irina-camelia has never played on green clay in her life and I don't think that this will change in the next couple of years.
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Irina-camelia has never played on green clay in her life and I don't think that this will change in the next couple of years.
What's the problem with the green clay? I honestly don't know.
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She had Woz in R1 tho. That was a shitty draw.
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