Dulgheru put up a good fight taking a 5-2 lead in the 2nd set and then 6-5, but Wickmayer has too much talent for Dulgheru, even when Yanina was clearly not in her best form.
I like watching Yanina,Sabine Lisicki,Kvitova,Klaybanova,Pav,Shvedova and Hercog more than some of the top 10 players.
Well Wickmayer is hardly the most likable player on the tour but she is good and she is going to get better so I think we will all have to get used to her. I got to say she does have a strong game with good power but also some nice savy too. I enjoy watching her play. Her personality might somewhat rub me the wrong way but her game definately does not.
As for Alex, I got to say I was very impressed with her. This girl can flat out play. Obviously a tough draw against a girl as inform as Wickmayer twice in a row but both times Alex has aquitted herself well. She reminds me so much of Arantxa Sanchez both in the way she plays and the spirit in which she plays. You can tell she loves a challenge and doesn't get fazed by whatever the situation. Today Yanina was just a little too good but considering she is still learning on the job this was another excellent performance and I can't wait to see Alexandra competing on the tour regularly in 2010.