Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu
Yes. I would like to see Monica find a regular partner for doubles this year. She did great with scratch pairings last year but I think having a regular team would be so much better. I can think of three players I would be really happy to see Monica team with regularly, Yari, Sorana and of course Marina. Any of those three would suit me fine (please not Kleybanova
) and I think Monica could make a great team with all three.
So yeah, I really hope team M/M does well this week and that they continue to work together in the future. The fact they are such good friends is a great bonus too.
The fact that Marina and Monica grew up on the juniors scene together, playing with each other so many times in so many different level tournaments surely gives them an advantage over other doubles teams. They know each others games inside out, and yes being friends just ads to their advantage.
...well yea it also helps that both are stunning at the net, Marina has a great serve and that Monica can do perfect drop shots from 5 metres behind the baseline
Thank you for everything Mercedes, now please be nice to Socrates for me, perhaps fetch him a bird or two. We love you, always.