I think Irina had SP in the TB at 7-6 and the serve.
Definitely better than last year.
I was at the tournament and watched from 5-6 first set until the end.
Irina just hit too many UE's on important moments. Pironkova did save the setpoint with a great rally and some defensive skills. maybe best rally of the match Unfortunate for Begu
in the 2nd set she imploded with UE's.
She had a very good gameplan of hitting everything to Pironkova's FH, seriously to the point that I got pissed all I got to see was that ugly armstrike
Irina really hit so many UE's, incredible. she also threw her racket multiple times and I think I may have learned some Romanian cursewords.
The umpire gave her a warning at some point when she threw her racket...
She hit some nice FH's but overall she just lost the plot with weird points. (bad drophot to get broken)
But on a good note, she looked pretty
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