Re: $25,000 Buenos Aires (ARG) 2012 | Oct 29 (Draws)
Thanks for the reports Fiber!
The only thing I didn't get is Carreras and Pella's gamestyle, you say they're similar, but what is their gamestyle like?? rsrs hardhitter, moonballer, variaty, netgame?
Both agreed they play very similar but Carreras plays a lil bit lower while Cata hits the ball higher. Today I managed to talk with Amanda about her story. She's pretty interesting.
I am kind of exhausted from the long day... long matches and really hot weather. I saw Molinero's match almost completely and I have to admire Brugues' intensity. She is very fierce and electric despite her lack of height but plays a step into the court and putting pressure to her rival. Brugues had match point but Pompi managed to pull it through fighting really hard on every game. After 2 sets, the momentum went in Molinero's favour who has more game and weapons but props to the spanish fighter.
Again, they put Bacsinzsky in the middle court (court 2) so I couldn't really see much of that match... such a pity. Carreras is playing well while Nanda didn't have one of those days off your mind and body gives you from aches and the usual illness of a regular pro.
Irigoyen-Olaru was a dirty match. Olaru got a warning for taking way too much time and dragged the match down to a mindgame of complaining and messing with the chair umpire. Irigoyen got pissed after so many time wasting because every tricky bounce was a dispute with the umpire and Olaru would just be a real pain in the butt. She played well though, Irigoyen is a natural defender and was hanging there, around 2 or 3 feet behind the baseline and didn't attack -if Irigoyen had taken the match into an attack fight, the outcome would have been different-. After the 1st set, it was Mery who was arguing with the umpire asking why is he allowing all these time wasting and eventually told him this jewel: "Why don't you go have a coffee break?"
The moment she got into Olaru's mindgame, it was GSM for the romanian.
EDIT: I realize I didnt answer the original question: Pella's game is aggresive , trying to dictate play but thought through.. not many crazy shots or anything. Trying to take the lead and being in control of the situation... so is Amanda. Usually taking the court by standing 1 step inside and waiting for the right moment to go for winners, but always trying to be in charge of the situation
Singles: 24(27) - Doubles: 5(5)
Singles:WMemphis,Fes,Barcelona,SF Rosmalen, Istambul
CH Singles:WOpole, SF Belfort
Doubles(w/Hotzenplotz):WWimbledon,Indian Wells,Moscow,Fes,F Istambul,Silver Medalist Beijing (w/manu86) SF YEC Doha
CH Doubles(w/Hotzenplotz):WLas Vegas,Waikoloa,Perth,Sorrento,F Dothan,WSan Diego,F Opole
Last edited by FiBeR; Nov 2nd, 2012 at 02:28 AM.