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That is not an easy draw...Olga is in awful form however. You never know what to expect from her.
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Bafta Irina!
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Oh GOD ! The chocking in the 2nd set .....No words.....

Lost 3-6 6-7(9)

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WTA 's-Hertogenbosch, Q-R32:

Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. (3)Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 63 76(9)

Both Irina and Alex Cadantu are ready for Wimbledon.
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Irina in s'Hertogenbosch TBs since 2012:

vs. Schiavone 6-7(8)
vs. Mestach 6-7(6)
vs. Pironkova 6-7(7)
vs. Govortsova 6-7(9)


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Why does she even bother going there Hopefully she fares better in doubles with Vania
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Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

This was a 50-50 match.
I still remember the random good match Govortsova made at Wimbledon vs Simona last year.
Irina's game should work nicely on grass so my hopes for a decent Wimbledon are intact.

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Irina's game should work nicely on grass so my hopes for a decent Wimbledon are intact.
I still don't know if Irina-Camelia and grass will ever become close friends. There are aspects of her game that should benefit from grass courts, but it also exposes many of her weaknesses:

1.) Lackadaisical return of serve: You don't get as many chances on the return here on grass than on other surfaces. The ball bounces lower and you have to be focused to get in every return. Irina-Camelia is still carelessly botching many into the net.

2.) Footwork: While Irina's defense is pretty ok for a player of her height, it's still nowhere near the to. To handle the flat ball bounce, one needs strong legs. She will have problems on the baseline once she allows her opponent to dictate a rally.

3.) Long Swing: Irina has huge swings on her groundstrokes. Grass takes the time away from her and balls tend to skid through close to the lines.

4.) Topspin: While the flatness of her backhand will surely serve as a weapon, her topspin-heavy forehand will be much less effective.

5.) Lack of net game and versatility: She can definitely play some cute stuff from time to time, but also on a surface as fast as grass? Her play at the net is deplorable for someone of her height, but this has been elaborated here before.

6.) TBs: Even though grass is slower than it used to be, the amount of TBs played on this surface still outnumbers the other surfaces. They also tend to be longer and closer, every point matters and Irina-Camelia is zooming out far too often which explains why she is 0-6 in TBs on this surface.
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Well Olga is very difficult to beat when she has one of her very random good days...still disappointed for Irina Both girls are notorious chokers.

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I have still wondered what happened to Azarenka in that second set at London Olympics Games.

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If someone wants to watch , her R1 Doubles match is streamed . Has even a commentator

http://www.drakulastream.eu/tennis-l...ing-video.html

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I have still wondered what happened to Azarenka in that second set at London Olympics Games.
almost forgot about this one.

As far as I can remember, Azarenka was more engaged with the umpire than with the actual match. It doesn't change the fact that Irina-Camelia played some decent tennis in the second set while not hitting a ball in court for the other two.
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Both Begu and Raluca lose. Onto Wimbledon.

Simona Halep. Sorana Cîrstea,Jelena Janković,Samantha Stosur,Victoria Azarenka,Sabine Lisicki,Ana Ivanović,Caroline Wozniacki,Monica Niculescu,Petra Kvitová,Belinda Bencic,Irina-Camelia Begu,Lucie Šafářová,Madison Keys,Donna Vekić,Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova,Angelique Kerber,Elina Svitolina,Agnieszka Radwańska,Venus Williams,Andrea Petkovic,Camila Giorgi,Zarina Diyas,Karolína Plíšková,Carina Witthöft
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Simona Halep. Sorana Cîrstea,Jelena Janković,Samantha Stosur,Victoria Azarenka,Sabine Lisicki,Ana Ivanović,Caroline Wozniacki,Monica Niculescu,Petra Kvitová,Belinda Bencic,Irina-Camelia Begu,Lucie Šafářová,Madison Keys,Donna Vekić,Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova,Angelique Kerber,Elina Svitolina,Agnieszka Radwańska,Venus Williams,Andrea Petkovic,Camila Giorgi,Zarina Diyas,Karolína Plíšková,Carina Witthöft
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http://www.dolce-sport.ro/sporturi/t...100-wta-34997/

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