^ In light of the above, I was thinking... wouldn't it be a good idea to start a separate thread for Irina & Moni as doubles team? It feels kind of weird to cheer for them separately in their respective cheering threads when likely they will be playing together for time to come...
Good initiative to have this common thread.
If they continue to have good results (or with Olaru, or with Simona at some point). we can also consider a new forum section in Tennis Romania dedicated to all our doubles.
^ C'mon. You can say what you want about Hingis, but ugly she's not. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but no need to use insulting attributes.
She had a pretty impressive teenage breakthrough, so no wonder they have a certain respect for her. Simo bent over for Serena at least a couple of times, before she got the courage to put up a fight. Let's hope they will meet more often. After a couple of defeats they might get bored and try winning for a change.