Re: Cincy R2 Amanmuradova/Niculescu def. Bondarenko/Bondarenko 6-4 4-6 10-6
Monica has been winning with so many different partners that there is pressure for every player who partners Monica that she will be able to maintain the level that Monica has had with her previous partners. Monica, is quite a special player but she can't win matches all on her own and although she has been on a great winning run lately undoubtably her partners have all contributed to that success. I am really happy to see Akgul has maintained the high level of Monica's recent partnerships with Kudryavtseva, Kleybanova, Chan and King. That says a great deal for Akgul.
As for Monica, what can I say? She is plain and simply the best woman currently playing doubles without a regular partner and I look forward so much to seeing all the great things Monica can accomplish in doubles over the next ten plus years.
Oh yes, it is worth noting the Bondarenkos are now 8-2 in their last 10 matches. They are playing very well. In both their losses they have had to face Monica.