Re: Estoril R1: (Q)Duque Marino def Niculescu 6-4 6-3
It is a strange thing, Monica like all Romanian tennis players grew up on clay and up till the last summer had played the majority of her tennis on clay. But her game is so much more suited to faster surfaces. The collapse is disappointing and I hope her ankle is ok, but I'm not too suprised about the result, Duque Marino is a good clay court player. I hope Monica can get a couple of wins during the clay season at least, I think she should be able to, but honestly I expect much more from Monica on Grass and Hardcourts.