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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2010, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Whose 1st Premier win was more impressive: Makarova or Dulgheru?

Seriously, both girls pulled off the improbable in winning their 1st title... and a Premier at that.

Both went in as qualifiers. Both took out quality players. In Dulgheru's case, her win in '09 was backed up with defending the title successfully this year and her rank has gradually improved. Won her debut WTA event at that.

Makarova's 3rd time in a final proved to be the charm. Came into Eastbourne playing rather poor, but emerged victorious. This will certainly bump her rank some spots, but I think it will certainly boost her confidence even more so.

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Re: Whose 1st Premier win was more impressive: Makarova or Dulgheru?

Makarova...came through qualifying and then beat five top 20 players in a row. not even Serena can boast this record.
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Re: Whose 1st Premier win was more impressive: Makarova or Dulgheru?

Um, Makarova, without question.




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Re: Whose 1st Premier win was more impressive: Makarova or Dulgheru?

Makarova much tougher field in Eastbourne.
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Re: Whose 1st Premier win was more impressive: Makarova or Dulgheru?

of course Dulgheru. It's not even close.
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of course Dulgheru. It's not even close.



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Qual 1 Dulgheru - Lenka Wienerova 5-7 7-5 6-2
Qual 2 Dulgheru - Anna Korzeniak 5-7 6-4 6-2
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1 Dulgheru-Q - Agnes Szatmari-Q 6-3 6-4
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Re: Whose 1st Premier win was more impressive: Makarova or Dulgheru?

I am impressed with the way Makarova plays. If she stays healthly, this girl could soon challenge the "big girls" !
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of course Dulgheru. It's not even close.
The poll result indeed shows it isn't that close.
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Re: Whose 1st Premier win was more impressive: Makarova or Dulgheru?

Obviously it's Makarova, but I believe Dulgheru is the better player.

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of course Dulgheru. It's not even close.
Why? I'd like to hear this argument.
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Re: Whose 1st Premier win was more impressive: Makarova or Dulgheru?

Dulgheru's was out of nowhere whilst Makarova had won 5 matches in a row in her two previous outings at Eastbourne. But Makarovas was more impressive due to the far superior quality, and how she won all in straight sets.

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Re: Whose 1st Premier win was more impressive: Makarova or Dulgheru?

I am a very big fan of Alexandra Dulgheru but I admire Katya Makarova too. I think overall in terms of who the two girls beat one has to give the nod to Katya. 5 top 20 players speaks for itself. That does not happen very often at any level of tournament, even in a Grand Slam that is quite rare. And to pull something like that off coming through qualifying and to win one's 1st tournament in such a manner is truely remarkable. So overall who's win was more impressive? I got to say Makarova's by a substantial margin.

But Alex still gets credit for having the more surprising and amazing of the two tournament wins as she came from absolutely nowhere to accomplish her win. Makarova had already had many outstanding wins in the past, been a top 40 player and reached a couple of finals. Prior to winning Warsaw, Alex had yet to crack the top 200, had not a single match at WTA maindraw level and had yet to record a single top 100 victory. Although Alex's form in the weeks leading up to her breakthrough suggested she was ready to make a move up the rankings the manner in which she broke through was something no one could have anticipated. What also makes Alex's breakthrough so impressive is the way she has backed it up and built on it and just a bit more than a year later she is top 30 and still rising. This truely was one of the most rapid and unexpected, although clearly very deserved, breakthoughs in WTA history.

It really is hard to compare these two acheivements though. Both accomplished something great and neither result should in anyway be undermined by what the other did. I am sure both girls will forever be very proud of and always have great memories of the week they won their 1st title and so they should.


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Re: Whose 1st Premier win was more impressive: Makarova or Dulgheru?

What I think speaks for Makarova, is the quality of the draw in Eastbourne.
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