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Tokyo QF Epic: Francesca Schiavone def. Kaia Kanepi 7-5 4-6 7-5

WHAT AN EPIC

This match had everything
Kanepi even had 2 sp's at 5-4 in the first.
Another at 5-2 in the second
Kanepi also led 3-1 in the 3rd
Fran then lead 5-3, having MP at 5-4

You've got to give Kanepi some credit

She has come from 140 in May to be back in the top 25 after this tournament
She did the hard yards qualifying for alot of events and winning on the itf circuit to get herself back.

After her epic choke at Wimbledon, she won her first tour title shortly after and has never looked back, she is showing some real promise

I just want to give her a big

Schiavone also deserves credit, played some excellent attack and defense.
She even did her signature tweener
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Congratulations Girls
3 Hours and 10 min, what a match!

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Re: Tokyo QF: Francesca Schiavone def. Kaia Kanepi 7-5 4-6 7-5

Want to use another emoticon then?

Kaia's serve really deserted her at the end, she had so many chances. Either way, a very tired victim for Elena or Vera.
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FANTASTIC WIN !!!


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a long long long long ... match
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Re: Tokyo QF: Francesca Schiavone def. Kaia Kanepi 7-5 4-6 7-5

Fran should have closed it out at 5-4 but she hit some volleys.

48 winners

Kaia fought well

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Fran. Kick ass in the semis now.

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Kaia's serve really deserted her at the end, she had so many chances. Either way, a very tired victim for Elena or Vera.
Yes that df at 5-5 40-AD was very dishearting
But she has to look at the positives from this match

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Franny has really grown on me

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Re: Tokyo QF: Francesca Schiavone def. Kaia Kanepi 7-5 4-6 7-5

Was this match a record for most consecutive breaks by both players? I only caught the last set but I thought the commentator said that neither player held from sometime in the first set till midway through the second. Weird match.
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what a fight. in the end the difference was 2 points.

well-done schiavone. kaia had the opportunities but did not take them. better luck next time, kaia!
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Was this match a record for most consecutive breaks by both players? I only caught the last set but I thought the commentator said that neither player held from sometime in the first set till midway through the second. Weird match.
no not quite. there were 15 breaks of serve in total.
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Re: Tokyo QF Epic: Francesca Schiavone def. Kaia Kanepi 7-5 4-6 7-5

congrats fran!!

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Re: Tokyo QF Epic: Francesca Schiavone def. Kaia Kanepi 7-5 4-6 7-5

Fran is such a warrior

Beat the shit out of Vera or Elena in the Semis - you can play smarter than these girls


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Re: Tokyo QF Epic: Francesca Schiavone def. Kaia Kanepi 7-5 4-6 7-5

well done girls, hopefully Fran will be fresh enough for tomorrow's game

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Re: Tokyo QF Epic: Francesca Schiavone def. Kaia Kanepi 7-5 4-6 7-5

There was so little in between them. I think it was the best match by Kaia this year, such a shame she had to lose it

They had some great points

winners/ue

Fran 48/52
Kaia 29/54

Fran's fun to watch, I hope she'll get 2 more wins here
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