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Guangzhou SF: Aleksandra Krunić def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

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GUANGZHOU SF: Krunic def. Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

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Re: GUANGZHOU SF: Krunic def. Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

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Re: Guangzhou SF: Aleksandra Krunić def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

Another wonderful performance from Aleks. 22 winners and only 9 unforced errors. She was that good. Everything today was great. The slice was so effective, the serve was awesome at times, the dropshots were inspired and fiendish, and some of Aleks' winners were insanely audacious. It is such a delight to see Aleks playing so well.

The 1st set was flawless. In the 2nd set there were a couple of hiccups but each time Aleks bounced back immediately. She never got down on herself today and she oozed confidence.

The final will be tough. Shuai Zhang is clearly playing super. But if Aleks plays as well as she has the last couple of matches I feel confident that at the very least Aleks will give a good account of herself and that's all one can ask for.

Prior to this match, Aleks was 0-3 against Yanina. But then she was 0-4 against defending champion Lesia too. So Aleks is comfortably taking care of players she has never beaten before this week. That is reflective of how much tangible improvement there has been in Aleks' game the last few months.

Speaking personally, it is really enjoyable to see one's favourite player playing the way one always hoped and believed they could. Watching Aleks play this week has been way cool. Somebody pinch me.

Commiserations to Yanina. She played pretty well but just came up against someone in inspired form. But if she continues playing at this level she should have a decent year in 2018.

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Re: Guangzhou SF: Aleksandra Krunić def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

Didn't catch all the match but what I saw was the usual inspired stuff we can expect from Krunic these days.

Nerves got the better of her at the start of the 2nd but NID she would close this out in two. Wickmayer's game was just flat out exposed.

Bookies continue to underestimate her, much to my benefit.

I do think Zhang will be too solid for her, unfortunately. But I hope she'll at least keep it close.
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Re: Guangzhou SF: Aleksandra Krunić def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

Aleksa gonna win the whole shyt now!

My prophecy becoming true it is a new Serbian empress!
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Re: Guangzhou SF: Aleksandra Krunić def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

Aleks Nina was pretty much getting better match after match so I didn't see this one coming.

22/9 are crazy stats. Aleks has been one of the steadiest defenders lately so this first final is a much deserved (and long delayed) one. Congrats
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Re: Guangzhou SF: Aleksandra Krunić def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

So well done Aleks
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Re: Guangzhou SF: Aleksandra Krunić def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

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Re: Guangzhou SF: Aleksandra Krunić def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

Well done Aleks!
Please win the title now!
I believe she can disrupt the rytham of Zhang and create a good opportunity for herself.
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Re: Guangzhou SF: Aleksandra Krunić def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

Aleks has been playing well lately, good to see.
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Re: Guangzhou SF: Aleksandra Krunić def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

Zhang was so error-prone against a rather average Rodina, if nerves don't kick in, Alex is winning her first title
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Re: Guangzhou SF: Aleksandra Krunić def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3

Win the fucking title!
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