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Tokyo Premier R2: [7] Kerber def. Kasatkina 76(5) 63

Watched just the 1st set and it was such a nail-to-nail battle. Kasatkina's FH is as lethal as always. Had a strategy to serve only to Angie's BH side from what I saw, but Daria started leaking errors at the important points at the very end.

Kasatkina had all kinds of leads in the first set and the TB (3-0, 4-3, 5-4, 6-5, 3-1 in the TB) but Angie would come back and serve pretty strong to reply to them. Impressed with her mental game today.

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Re: Tokyo II: [7] Kerber def. Kasatkina 76(5) 63

oh finally, things were starting to look dire. Still far from a strong match, but the saving 0-40 in the second set is good sign.
Dasha needs to work on consistency, she was close but yet so far.

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Tokyo R2: #7 Kerber def. Kasatkina 7:6 6:3

Nice match from Kerber. She had a huge hold when she was 0:40 and breaked Kasatkina soon after (probably affected Kasatkina's mind). Finally she partially fixed their H2H. Trying not to create expectations but let's hope we can end up having one of those great Kerber-Muguruza matches.

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Re: Tokyo R2: #7 Kerber def. Kasatkina 7:6 6:3

Best match I have seen Kerber play in months!
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Re: Tokyo Premier R2: [7] Kerber def. Kasatkina 76(5) 63

Angie beating two Top 50 players in a row is not a given in 2017

It's a tough match-up for her but in the end she was more consistent than Kasatkina, especially in the TB when Kasatkina hit three errors from 4-4 onwards. Angie was a bit calmer in the second set and had that important hold at 2-2 00-40 which was decisive in the end.
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Real #1, when not ranked top 10, holding a major and convinced nobody is watching.

I´ll just pretend Benni E. fine-tuned her offense again, cause the idea that she wasted the whole year by messing up her own head for no reason is just too stupid.

Imagine what Angie would have done to herself as a Slam-less #1, when she´s been so stressed out about being a two-time major champion #1.
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Re: Tokyo R2: #7 Kerber def. Kasatkina 7:6 6:3

A total unnecessary defeat. I fully understand the frustration at Kasatkina, which I had too. Kasatkina played well, but lost through some nasty unnecessary mistakes at decisive moments. And of course Kerber's annoying game, which hit only high balls, which has nothing to do with tennis.

Strange that Kerber looked at Kasatkina at handshake, and after her last 2 defeats against Kasatkina, that did not

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Re: Tokyo Premier R2: [7] Kerber def. Kasatkina 76(5) 63

Pretty good mentally today from Angie. Won all the bigger points. Unusual stuff in 2017.
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Re: Tokyo R2: #7 Kerber def. Kasatkina 7:6 6:3

I am falling in love with GOATber!
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I was very tough when criticising her but let me tell you now: most honest congratz for this latest performances, this is Angie that can only be liked and respected!

Dasha player really well as well what decided the match was the determination of German here. Kerber fans must be proud with this win really and with the way she won absolutely not giving up and tearing Dasha down as the game progressed.

Dasha, keep those nerves calmer you have the game and all the shots dont be down on yourself now!
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Re: Tokyo Premier R2: [7] Kerber def. Kasatkina 76(5) 63

A total unnecessary defeat. I fully understand the frustration at Kasatkina, which I had too. Kasatkina played well, but lost through some nasty unnecessary mistakes at decisive moments. And of course Kerber's annoying game, which hit only high balls, which has nothing to do with tennis.

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Kerber's Asian Revenge Tour continues. Victories over two of the young players who booted her out in early rounds this year.
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Re: Tokyo II: [7] Kerber def. Kasatkina 76(5) 63

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oh finally, things were starting to look dire. Still far from a strong match, but the saving 0-40 in the second set is good sign.
Dasha needs to work on consistency, she was close but yet so far.
Always same from Dasha. You remember that Brisbane match vs. Mugu. She was bossing her around but opposite player won. I am still expecting more amazing results from her bcs she is overly talented but she must do sth to make it happen and not become yet another fckn headcase player who plays warm/cold.
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Re: Tokyo Premier R2: [7] Kerber def. Kasatkina 76(5) 63

Two fairly consistent, more aggressive matches in a row from Kerber. In 2017, we haven't really seen that.

Could be dangerous in the QF if she raises her level one more notch and goes for it. Interested to watch Pliskova-Kerber in the next round.
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Re: Tokyo II: [7] Kerber def. Kasatkina 76(5) 63

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Always same from Dasha. You remember that Brisbane match vs. Mugu. She was bossing her around but opposite player won. I am still expecting more amazing results from her bcs she is overly talented but she must do sth to make it happen and not become yet another fckn headcase player who plays warm/cold.
She needs to be a smarter player. Having all the shots in the book is useless if you can't play them at the right time. It's like she has too many solutions sometimes she just goes with what feels easiest to her without rhyme or reason. Maybe it's just her reserved personality, seems like a really nice girl. The other Dasha has some technical deficits in some areas but has generally good court sense and knows what shot to use most of the time and how to construct it, she's always on the point. With this Dasha I feel the energy come in and then dramatically disappear for some periods. Baffling to watch sometimes. That said she didn't play that badly, but there were moments she was not present to take advantage of her opportunities and sort of coiled back into her shell.
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