Romania Choker/Fighter Thread, updated for 2013
Enough is enough, people. It's not about blaming, emberrassing or exposing our players. Let's consider it more as an antijinx for the future (Dulgheru winning watch) - of course fighting performances can be named as well.
Australian Open, QR2: Michelle Larcher de Brito def. Cristina Mitu 1-6 7-5 6-2, Cristina led by 6-1 3-0 40-0 and 4-1* in the second set.
Rais-Bercy, R1: Carla Suarez-Navarro def. Monica Niculescu 6-3 7-6(3), Monica led in the 2nd set by 4*-0, 5*-3, had 2 SPs at 5-4*, got broken at 5-5 on a DF. She broke serve in every game she had BPs apart from the one she had SPs in.
Doha, R2: Caroline Wozniacki def. Sorana Cīrstea 7-6(7) 6-0, Sorana wasted a 4*-1 lead and 4 SPs in the TB before falling apart completely.
Florianopolis, R1: Monica Niculescu def. Anabel medina Garrigues 5-7 7-6(7) 6-1, Monica won the 2nd set TB from 3-6 down saving 3 consecutive MPs.
Acapulco, R1: Irina-Camelia Begu def. Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2 3-6 7-5, Irina-Camelia came back from 0-3* and 4-5* 0-30 down in the 3rd set. Also saved another 2 BPs at 5-5.
IMPORTANT: Losing after being a break up or the opposite, as well as getting broken by serving for the set or the other way round isn't enough to enter the list - only bigger leads or a poor/strong BP conversion is worth mentioning.
Last edited by Curcubeu; Feb 26th, 2013 at 05:53 AM.