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Doha QF: (3)Stosur def. Niculescu 6-2,2-6,6-3

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Re: Doha QF: Samantha Stosur def. Monica Niculescu 6-2 2-6 6-3

Great match

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Stosur's framing was peak as always and her blowing in the hands + backhand annoying as always.

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Re: Doha QF: Samantha Stosur def. Monica Niculescu 6-2 2-6 6-3

good fight, Monica. Veray streaky but entertaining to watch.

Sam is regaining her lost confidence after the horror in Australia

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Re: Doha QF: Samantha Stosur def. Monica Niculescu 6-2 2-6 6-3

so happy for sam. But some brilliant tennis from monica. Overall it was a good match, but there were spells which were awful. If sam can keep her forehand the whole match, I think she can rise up the rankings even more.

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Re: Doha QF: Samantha Stosur def. Monica Niculescu 6-2 2-6 6-3

Monica seemed to have the momentum in the middle of the third, but Stosur was very clutch from there on and got herself back in an impressive manner!

Still, a good week, another well deserved QF and so many chances to get her ranking even higher on the upcoming big HC events. With her current game she is able to beat more than half of the current Top 20 player, taking into account that most of them are in poor form anyway.

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Too bad the psychotic wannabe bitch didn't go at full force in this one I wish she was way more vocal and expressive.
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Re: Doha QF: (3)Stosur def. Niculescu 6-2,2-6,6-3

Up and down match from both, but good quality overall.

Sam was GOAT until 5-0 in the 1st set, then Niculescu become a factor.

Monica played I think about 5 game plan during the match, she threw absolutely everything at Sam including aggressive ball-bashing

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Thank goodness Sam got through that. Glad she picked up her level again at the end there

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Re: Doha QF: Samantha Stosur def. Monica Niculescu 6-2 2-6 6-3

Didn't expect this to go 3 sets so Monica did very well. She was very aggressive in the second set and used the backhand DTL to great effect. As expected, Sam was able to neutralize most of Monica's versatility with her heavy topspin shots so Niculescu had no choice but to rally from the baseline with Stosur - always a losing battle if you don't have enough power to exploit her poor footwork. Overall a good match with a worthy winner.

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