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AO R1: K. Knapp def. M. Wejnert 7-6 6-4

Second set could have been easier. Karin was pounding the ball insanely at the beginning of the second set going up 4-0.

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AO R1: Karin KNAPP (ITA) (#81) def. Monika WEJNERT (AUS) (WC/#522) 7-6(6) 6-4

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Great effort though from the 16 y.o. Queensland rookie. Playing in her first Grand Slam main draw she held her own very well. She was hardly smacked off the court, and really hung tough for most of the match

In the opening set Knapp had several set points with Wejnert serving at 4-5. But Monika cooly saved them all and then went on to break Knapp's serve to take a 6-5 lead. She was within two points of winning the opening set but was forced to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak Wejnert was down 3-5 but won three points in a row to earn a set point. However Knapp closed it out 7-6(6) in just under an hour.

In the second Knapp ran out to an early 4-0 lead. Wejnert then struggled to hold serve for 4-1, but when she did she was right back in the match. She picked up her game and got it back to 3-4 where she had chances to level at 4-4. Unfortunately she couldn't take them and Knapp ran out a 7-6(6) 6-4 winner in a hotly contested match.

Mon's serve let her down, 12 double faults and only 56% of first serves into play. But she still managed to save 10/13 break points, thanks largely to her forcing play. Obviously Mon played her heart out and did a good job. You will definitely hear of her again in the future. She is very promising for the future of Australian tennis!
Well done to Karin, good luck in R2.

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Re: AO R1: K. Knapp def. M. Wejnert 7-6 6-4

Very impressed by this 16 year old. Hope to see a lot more from her in the future...

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Re: AO R1: Karin KNAPP (ITA) (#81) def. Monika WEJNERT (AUS) (WC/#522) 7-6(6) 6-4

Not a bad result, Knapp did used to be a pretty decent player (her ranking isn't a good representation, mind you neither is Monikas).

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Re: AO R1: Karin KNAPP (ITA) (#81) def. Monika WEJNERT (AUS) (WC/#522) 7-6(6) 6-4

Urghh, what crap news to come home to. I seriously thought she could win a set in this match. She showed she could get herself in a position to win but couldn't finish it off

Still it was a great effort. I can't wait to watch when I have time!

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Re: AO R1: Karin KNAPP (ITA) (#81) def. Monika WEJNERT (AUS) (WC/#522) 7-6(6) 6-4

Monica played quite well and fought hard

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Bad luck Monika, but good performance in her Slam debut. Hope to see more of her at next year's Open
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Re: AO R1: Karin KNAPP (ITA) (#81) def. Monika WEJNERT (AUS) (WC/#522) 7-6(6) 6-4

I'm glad we have girls like Wejnert and Holland to look forward to as future prospects.

It's all been a quick process for Monika, give her some more time and she'll be a great player.

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No shame here, and it was a decent scoreline. Lots to look forward to it seems

Well done Monika on a good fight, and congrats Karin.
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Good fight, Monika!

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Is she in the girls' event?

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Re: AO R1: Karin KNAPP (ITA) (#81) def. Monika WEJNERT (AUS) (WC/#522) 7-6(6) 6-4

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Re: AO R1: K. Knapp def. M. Wejnert 7-6 6-4

Aw Mon ... good fight though. A case of if only, especially the first set.

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Re: AO R1: K. Knapp def. M. Wejnert 7-6 6-4

Monika's serve return position looks like she is just standing there. A couple of times I thought she was waiting for something.
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