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Unhappy IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

Tough loss Riza, you really showed a lot of guts this week! I never thought Riza had the goods to turn pro, but this tournament might be a catalyst for a decent career if she decides on it!
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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

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5-3 up the last set and choked away...too bad indeed, but i guess there are a lot of positives. Now let's get back to work and beat those trojans this Thursday, it should be a piece of cake for you!!!
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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

I guess her lack of experience in these matches really showed towards the end of the match.
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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

Riza led 4-0 in tiebreak, showed the nerves. Great win Alla!

Expected it to be much easier after her 2 0 win yesterday.

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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

Good fight Riza
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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

Soooooo cloooose
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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

Sounds like Alla is still off form. At least she came thru.

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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

Even though Riza lost this match (albeit by the smallest of margins) she is, in my mind anyway, the biggest story of the Indian Wells qualifying. Her victory over Goerges in the previous round looked like a fluke and something of an embarressment for Goerges at the time. But Riza backed that result up nicely against a girl who lost only two games in her previous match. Coming so close to beating Kudryavtseva and defeating Goerges yesterday adds up to an experience Riza Zalameda should be very proud of. Who knows whether this will encourage her to commit to the game professionally or not. But whatever she choses to do in the future she covered herself in glory here which is more than can be said for the other nine American players that entered the qualy draw. Who would have guessed that out of the ten players from the USA in the qualification draw, Riza Zalameda would display the best tennis? Well done to her.

Oh yes, and mustn't forget the girl that won the match , nice job Alla, good luck in the main draw.

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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

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Even though Riza lost this match (albeit by the smallest of margins) she is, in my mind anyway, the biggest story of the Indian Wells qualifying. Her victory over Goerges in the previous round looked like a fluke and something of an embarressment for Goerges at the time. But Riza backed that result up nicely against a girl who lost only two games in her previous match. Coming so close to beating Kudryavtseva and defeating Goerges yesterday adds up to an experience Riza Zalameda should be very proud of. Who knows whether this will encourage her to commit to the game professionally or not. But whatever she choses to do in the future she covered herself in glory here which is more than can be said for the other nine American players that entered the qualy draw. Who would have guessed that out of the ten players from the USA in the qualification draw, Riza Zalameda would display the best tennis? Well done to her.

Oh yes, and mustn't forget the girl that won the match , nice job Alla, good luck in the main draw.

Nicely written.

Yes, for me the biggest stories were Zalameda and Rodina. I'm very impressed with Rodina (first serve notwithstanding ).
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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

I'd love to see Riza get a LL position, get a second chance. All MD players are still in, I guess?
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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

What a great performance by Riza this week!!! You know she doesn't hit as big as her USC and longtime rival Lindsay Nelson, but unlike Linds, Riza has a great all-court game that I have to agree could give her a possible decent shot at a good tennis career.

Best of luck to her the rest of the year.
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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

I thought Alla would have won something like 6-1 6-0, I've never been that impressed with Riza before this

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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

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I'd love to see Riza get a LL position, get a second chance. All MD players are still in, I guess?
Would Riza even get the LL? Isn't it given to the next highest ranked player who lost in the last round of qualifying? I don't think Riza's even ranked at all. But yea, another chance to play would be great, but not before she help UCLA beat the trojans this Thursday..haha

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Re: IW QR2: (5)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) def. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)

phew Alla......... nice comeback in 3rd but got away with it.

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I'd love to see Riza get a LL position, get a second chance. All MD players are still in, I guess?
Just to clarify....LLs are determined by ranking. As Riza is almost certainly the lowest ranked player out of the 12 losers yesterday she does not have the remotest chance of lucky loser spot...sorry.

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