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Rome R1: Monica Niculescu def. Jill Craybas 64 36 64

Well done Monica! Could've been 63 tho lol. GL
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Rome 1r: [Q] Monica Niculescu beats [Q] Jill Craybas 64 36 64.

...and gets into top100 for the first time. Well done, Monica!

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Re: Rome 1r: [Q] Monica Niculescu beats [Q] Jill Craybas 64 36 64.

...It's 6-4 3-6 6-4.

But MAJOR choke from 6-4 *3-0 in second set, I thought she had it in straights! Then she served for it at 5-3 third set.

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Re: Rome 1r: [Q] Monica Niculescu beats [Q] Jill Craybas 64 36 64.

Next match against Bammer or Azarenka
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Re: Rome 1r: [Q] Monica Niculescu beats [Q] Jill Craybas 64 36 64.

Surely she got nervous... Isn't it her first MD win?

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Re: Rome 1r: [Q] Monica Niculescu beats [Q] Jill Craybas 64 36 64.

Great match!! I'm happy she managed to win such a tough match, but i thought she could win in 2... Anyway, 3rd consecutive victory against higher ranked players here in Rome. It's a great result for her!!!
Cool comeback in the match!

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Re: Rome 1r: [Q] Monica Niculescu beats [Q] Jill Craybas 64 36 64.

Good lord. Niculescu had 1,000 opportunities to choke and she used 999 of them.

Good job though

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Surely she got nervous... Isn't it her first MD win?
Correction. She beat Ditty in Doha.

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Good lord. Niculescu had 1,000 opportunities to choke and she used 999 of them.

Good job though
The one chance she missed let her win the match

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Re: Rome 1r: [Q] Monica Niculescu beats [Q] Jill Craybas 64 36 64.

Great tournament for Monica, another romanian in the top 100
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Re: Rome 1r: [Q] Monica Niculescu beats [Q] Jill Craybas 64 36 64.

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Surely she got nervous... Isn't it her first MD win?
2nd. She beat Julie Ditty in Doha.

But yeah I agree about the nervousness, and very understandable. This was a huge match. And also let's not forget the opponent. Craybas has been outstanding all year. She is 37th in the race this year and has been a tough opponent in pretty much every match she has played this year. She took Aga Radwanska to a third set tiebreak and fought back from a big deficit in the third set against her in the final of Pattaya. Craybas is one tough cookie who doesn't know when to give up and for Monica to have fought her way through in three sets against such an opponent.....well I'm just thrilled for her.

This was a super win. I love to see Monica winning in three tough sets. And she has done it twice this week. This tournament really has been like a coming of age for her. That Monica has the talent to be a top player is without question, it is just great to see she is starting to acquire the fight too.

Congratulations Monica on your 3rd top 75 scalp this week. Congratulations on showing what a fighter you can be. Congratulations on getting to the top 100 for the first time. I believe you are going to be there a long time.

Monica is a special player. She plays a tennis game that isn't remotely like anyone else's in the top 100. In a world of clones, Monica is unique. She doesn't yet have a lot of fans on this board. This is understandable as she hasn't been televised much at all and she has only this year begun to play tour level events. But I hope this will change. Monica deserves fans. She plays a brand of tennis that had me grinning from ear to ear when I saw her last year. I really do hope those folks on this forum who don't know her and/or haven't seem her play yet do so at the 1st opportunity. You won't regret it. Monica Niculescu rocks.


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Re: Rome 1r: [Q] Monica Niculescu beats [Q] Jill Craybas 64 36 64.

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Good lord. Niculescu had 1,000 opportunities to choke and she used 999 of them.

Good job though
I didn't see the match, but don't get the impression Monica choked at all. Jill Craybas, is one tough player who fights to the end every match and never gives up. She is one of those players who you know you have a hell of a lot more work to do even when you are a set and break up. Monica winning 6-4 in the third is a fine result with me. I will take it in a second. I always knew Monica was capable of winning against Jill but I never expected it to be easy and I was never surprised when Jill fought back. Monica did what she had to do in the end.

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Re: Rome R1: Monica Niculescu def. Jill Craybas 64 36 64

Whoa Moni !

Keep slicing them and please don't scream too much in matches otherwise you are needing to take a medical timeout and callin for the trainer to check your vocal cords
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