Re: Moscow r2 - Schiavone def. Niculescu 6-2 7-5
I hoped for a better performance from Monica but I suppose, being realistic, considering Monica's results this year and her current ranking of 84 and also considering Schiavone's current form (finalist last week) and ranking of 24, 2-6 5-7 was a respectable scoreline for Monica.
Hopefully Monica will still be able to find the ranking points she still needs during the remaining ITFs this year to hold onto her place in the top 100 for next year. I do still have faith next year will be better.
Well done to Francesca, who is clearly on a nice run right now.