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Doha R3: Niculescu def. K. Bondarenko 7-6(5) 6-4

Well done Monica, I don't see any reason why she can't have a competitive QF
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Re: Doha R3: Niculescu def. K. Bondarenko 7-6(5) 6-4

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Re: Doha R3: Niculescu def. K. Bondarenko 7-6(5) 6-4

good for her, she is going to be a solid top30 player.
Good for Bondarenko as well, would be even better if she wouldn't be a choker like this (5-2 first set)...
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No way..
Niculescu has special powers, soon in the TOP 15

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Re: Doha R3: Niculescu def. K. Bondarenko 7-6(5) 6-4

QF at a Tier I again, wow, just wow!

Both sucked at BPs, but Monica was the better player on the important stages of the match. She came back from 2-5 in the 1st set and broke to win the match. Awesome week and another rise in the ranking.

I'm just satisfied that Niculescu already proved once again that last year wasn't a fluke and that she is someone to look for at the moment. Deal with it!

And now against Stosur/Cetkovska in the QF with nothing to lose!
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Very well Monica! Job done!
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Re: Doha R3: Niculescu def. K. Bondarenko 7-6(5) 6-4

Monica is actually pretty good on outdoor hardcourts.
Maybe another QF in Indian Wells/Miami?
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Re: Doha R3: Niculescu def. K. Bondarenko 7-6(5) 6-4

Nice effort by Kateryna who put herself in a good position to win the 1st set, leading first 5-2 in games and then 5-2 in points in the tiebreaker. But these days Monica is pretty tough mentally and I think in the 1st set that was the big difference between the two players as it often is in close matches.

Good to see Monica having yet another good week and I'm looking forward to tomorrow's quarterfinal which will be another good test for her.

Have to say, it is a good time to be a Monica Niculescu fan, right now.

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Oh God, she's going to make another Tier1 Semifinal isn't she

Please Stosur, save our souls
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Re: Doha R3: Niculescu def. K. Bondarenko 7-6(5) 6-4

Well done monica. But if your up against stosur the next round, please lose

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Re: Doha R3: Niculescu def. K. Bondarenko 7-6(5) 6-4

Monica has been playing very consistently. She's had fairly few losses to players she should have beat, starting from the US Open last year. Most of her losses have been to top ten players or players that ended up winning the tournament.
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Re: Doha R3: Niculescu def. K. Bondarenko 7-6(5) 6-4

Expected. Monica is playing extremely well at the moment, probably the highest level she played ever. I think she will lose to Stosur though.

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