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Sorana's 2017 Adventure Cheering Thread!

Sorana starts things in the MD of Shenzhen:

(1) Radwanska vs (WC) Duan
Kucova vs Cirstea
Pironkova vs Voskoboeva
(8)Riske vs (WC)Zhu


Sorana's 2016 season was a success—she finished ranked #80, her best showing since 2013. Can she continue her upward trajectory in 2017?
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Re: Sorana's 2017 Adventure Cheering Thread!

Won a close one with Kučová - 63 46 64 - in a bit of a roller coaster (much like all our Romanian girls these past couple of days... but at least Sori won hers): went to 3-0 in the decider, even had game point on her serve for 4-0, but then lost the serve and let Kučová win the 4 games in a row; then regrouped to win the match.

Next is Radwanska, so I guess this is where Shenzhen stops for her.

Well, at least she started the year with a win.
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What a really great way to start the year
A bit unfortunate she was drawn so close to Radwanska but at least she doesn't have anything to lose here. She's the same generation as Aga but hasn't beaten her since 2009...


Enjoyed her racket smash as well, very profesionally done Sorana Cîrstea, criz? de nervi la primul meci al anului. Momentul psihologic

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As usual Sori made some amazing shots at times, hit blistering winners... but overall Radwanska just outplayed her. Basically a double bagel with a small run of games for Sori in the middle

Shenzhen Open (CHN)
R16: (1)Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 60 63


Nest for Sorana: Kooyong Classic, with Lisicki, Quing Wang and Aiava.
http://kooyongclassic.com.au/player-field/

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Re: Sorana's 2017 Adventure Cheering Thread!

Shocked at that racket smash . Also funny . Don't remember seeing any of the Romanian girls doing it like that in the last years. Halep was the closest lately, but she just broke a string or two at most.

Wickmayer replaced Lisicki in Kooyong. IDK if it's the best decision, instead of going for qualies in Sydney, but we'll see.
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I see Sorana beat Destanee Aiava 6-1 7-6 at Kooyong yesterday. Not a bad win.

She will play the winner of Wickmayer and Wang Qiang.

What's the deal with the Kooyong Classic, anyway? This is just an exhibition where the players can earn a bit of money, I guess?
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Re: Sorana's 2017 Adventure Cheering Thread!

AO draw:

(10)Carla Suárez Navarro v Jana Cepelova
Irina Khromacheva v Sorana Cirstea
Alison Riske v Madison Brengle
Q v (20)Shuai Zhang

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Not the worst draw. Hope she makes the most of it.
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It's a really good draw for Sori Everyone wanted to land in Carla's section given her injury.
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Re: Sorana's 2017 Adventure Cheering Thread!

Beat Aiava in Kooyong Exhibition. Lost to Wickmayer (playing only one set though 4-6) .

Pretty decent draw in Melbourne. I don't think I ever saw Khromacheva play though. Should be beatable anyways, but everything is possible .
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Ran over Irina, 2 & 1.

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Such a good match by Sorana Really happy for her that she's winning grand slam matched again... deserves this so much

She will face Carla next who didn't really show any signs of an injury during her match but admitted afterwards that she fells pain and it's hard for her to serve. I don't know what to think... but Sori actually won all three H2H matches on hard, although all in ITF and last one was exactly 10 years ago in 2007

An article with some quotes after the match (she came in front of the reporters with a big bag of ice on her shoulder but said it's nothing, just her normal post-match routine): Coresponden?? de la Melbourne - Victorie cu sacrifiu pentru Sorana Cîrstea. Românca a povestit ce trebuie s? fac? zilnic pentru a putea juca tenis | adevarul.ro
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Big win for Sori 76(1) 63 over Carla to reach the third round in Melbourne
Took full advantage of playing Carla who was not fully fit and missing quite a lot. Still, first set was competitive throughout, with Sorana playing a great TB to win it

Plays Riske next who looks to be in a great form atm, so good luck Sori
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Re: Sorana's 2017 Adventure Cheering Thread!

Been a while since she was the last Romanian standing in a Slam. Nice to have her start the year off well & GL in round 3
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Re: Sorana's 2017 Adventure Cheering Thread!

Well done, Sori!
I couldn't stay awake for the match as I was worn out from the previous two nights. I see she managed to keep her one hold lead in the 2nd set.
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