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Monterrey QF: Monica Niculescu def. Timea Babos 7-5 6-2

Patchy match.

Timea completely fell apart in that second set and even Monica lost her calm a couple of times, but got the job done reverting to simple retrieving most of the times..

3rd semifinal of the year already for Niculescu. Amazing season so far. Onwards!
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this is gonna haunt me in my nightmares.


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Monica still not at her best, and way too many bps missed today but still a substantial improvement on her match against Wickmayer. There were a lot of good rallies today and I do like Timea. She has a good mix of shots. But Monica really knows how to break down a young player's game and she did that today pretty effectively.

Fun match overall even if it was NID.

Congrats to Monica, it's already been a good week, would love to see Monica now make it a great week. As for Timea, she is still young and still very raw. She will get better and I expect to see her back in the top 100 pretty quickly.

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Re: Monterrey QF: Monica Niculescu def. Timea Babos 7-5 6-2

Monica's win was NID. She's better player than Timea.

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Better for Ivanovic to lose to Babos than to Niculescu

That´s how low she got

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monica well done!!

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Better for Ivanovic to lose to Babos than to Niculescu

That´s how low she got
Oh well, maybe next time Ana will draw Monica earlier in the draw and she will get the opportunity to lose to Monica as well.

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Oh well, maybe next time Ana will draw Monica earlier in the draw and she will get the opportunity to lose to Monica as well.
Please no... but if Ana plays like their last encounter then I´m all for it

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Please no... but if Ana plays like their last encounter then I´m all for it
In their last encounter Monica was still in a deep slump. I would love to see another match between these two.

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Monice still teaching all those monodimentional youngsters what it is to slice

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