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Guangzhou R2: (q) Lizette Cabrera def. (3) Anett Kontaveit 6-0 7-5

What an upset.
Great to see Cabrera finding her place in WTA.

Seems like it is too much tennis for Anett this season.

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Re: Gusngzhou R2: (q) Lizette Cabrera def. Anett Kontaveit 6-0 7-5

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Lizette played so well. Shocking stuff from Anett, though. She looks to be done for the season.
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OMG, what a run for Lizette!
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This match from Anett Reminds me of Kvitova against Bellis except she really tried to get back into it at 0-6 1-4, just didn't have the energy/tennis in her today I think It really wasn't an injury or motivational issue (maybe a little nauseous or something small like this), it looked to me like she was actually trying too hard: she was so uptight until that 0-6 1-4 point and she was just constantly over-pressing and unable to finish points. She simply wasn't there today. I think she'll do a lot better in the bigger events in Wuhan/Beijing and back in Europe where she undoubtedly plays her best tennis. I don't think she's comfortable being far from home, she has no good results in Australia, USA or Asia this year

Cabrera was so good though. I mean the way she played at 5-5 was astonishing, she hit many winners and just played point by point. She capitalised well on her opportunities and just didn't go away. Even if Anett brought a far better level I think it would have been close

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Career best win for Lizette! Held her nerve and was solid throughout!

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Re: Guangzhou R2: (q) Lizette Cabrera def. (3) Anett Kontaveit 6-0 7-5

Cabrera really did play an extraordinary match. Kontaveit hits the ball extremely hard but that seemed to play into Cabrera's hands. Lizette was incredible at redirecting Anett's big hits for winners of her own. Unfortunately for Anett she doesn't seem to have a B-game to go to when her A-game isn't working. She plays a very all or nothing game and these days that doesn't always work as there are quite a few players on the tour who are pretty comfortable against power hitters. And when Anett isn't always hitting her spots as she wasn't today it is not easy for her.

Great match from Lizette though. She looks a very smart player and her ability to redirect a tennis ball is amazing.

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OK. I need to give some slack to Anett. I suspected it but now she said it herself. Was feeling extremely bad, also did not sleep. So i can see why her energy level was 0 today. Get better soon!

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Re: Guangzhou R2: (q) Lizette Cabrera def. (3) Anett Kontaveit 6-0 7-5

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Cabrera really did play an extraordinary match. Kontaveit hits the ball extremely hard but that seemed to play into Cabrera's hands. Lizette was incredible at redirecting Anett's big hits for winners of her own. Unfortunately for Anett she doesn't seem to have a B-game to go to when her A-game isn't working. She plays a very all or nothing game and these days that doesn't always work as there are quite a few players on the tour who are pretty comfortable against power hitters. And when Anett isn't always hitting her spots as she wasn't today it is not easy for her.

Great match from Lizette though. She looks a very smart player and her ability to redirect a tennis ball is amazing.
100% agree ! Although I am in no way an expert, it seems to me that her response to her power game not working is to hit the ball even harder, and with it come even more inconsistenties than before. Anett has proven that if her game works, she is very difficult to beat (see the first two (almost three) matches at Wimbledon) and there were some glimpses of it today (for example, on Cabrera's first match point), but overall it was disappointing. She also seems to struggle a bit with the humidity and the heat (which might explain that she generally plays better in Europe).

However, Lizette was very solid today. Never seen her play, but it looks promising.
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Re: Guangzhou R2: (q) Lizette Cabrera def. (3) Anett Kontaveit 6-0 7-5

The way Cabrera used Kontaveit's pace was breathtaking, some of her redirected BH winners

Cabrera's had trouble adjusting to WTA level all year but to her credit, she's refused to play down - aside from two Australian 25Ks in March she's exclusively played WTA qualies and high-level ITFs in 2017. This is actually the first time this year she's won consecutive matches (aside from those AUS 25Ks) and she's won four so far - it's paid off at last.
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OK. I need to give some slack to Anett. I suspected it but now she said it herself. Was feeling extremely bad, also did not sleep. So i can see why her energy level was 0 today. Get better soon!
I thought it might be something like this. She just had no energy, her footwork was so sluggish and she looked like she was going to pass out at times in my opinion. Just so meek and unfocused. She was clearly motivated and not injured but having this little energy was just not enough. She will do far better in Wuhan I expect

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