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Niculescu is capable of slicing Simona to death.
What is their H2H?
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What is their H2H?
1-0 for Simona but on clay. But is irrelevant from all aspects.
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I'm really curious how Simona will handle with Monica in a possible QF .
Only one H2H to go on - 2012 Brussels (clay) Round of 16, Simona beat Moni 6-1 6-1.

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Niculescu is capable of slicing Simona to death.
That sounds so wrong. I think Simona can handle her pace and junk shots but she isn't playing well it seems based on that match against Kaia.
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Re: Simona Halep Cheering thread - volume 2

Monica seems such an unpredictable player anyway. But because she plays so strangely, it's not uncommon for top players to struggle a bit against her. Still, I think it's a somewhat good sign that pre-GOAT Simona beat her so easily, even if it was on clay.
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Actually i prefer playing against Erani ( but first simona wins today )

she is higher ranking than simona and it will be a valuable win

and i'm very curious how simona do against this kind of playing also i think monica game will bother simona

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That sounds so wrong. I think Simona can handle her pace and junk shots but she isn't playing well it seems based on that match against Kaia.
I'm not sure, Simona seems off when she is tired or isn't the mood of enjoying her time on court. Niculescu has a consistent defensive game, I'm sure she would be bothered by those slices. But Simona should be the favorite, that's for sure.

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It might be academic. Errani has just taken the 2nd set.

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Yeah, I think Sara will win it now.
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It would be something special, but the game isn't over yet, and also Simona has a difficult game with Beck. so let's see what this day brings to us )
I just hate myself when i do that ... but ...
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If errani plays like in the niculescu 3rd set , halep will have a lot of trouble .

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It will be exciting to see how she behaves tomorrow against Errani, if she wins her match today. Last time against the Italian she barely moved on court.
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Re: Simona Halep Cheering thread - volume 2

I'm off out for the evening so I will miss Simona's match. However, right now, I'm trying to transmit my positive vibes to her across Europe and the Arabian desert.

If she plays like she did against Kanepi then I believe Annika stands little chance. I like Annika a lot - she's a good, scrappy fighter but she's no match for a Simona regaining her spark.

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I hope it will be streamed , even if it would move on Court 1 . Because the matches on Central Court are taking like, forever

I would get really pissed off if it will be moved on Court 2/3/4

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You don't think Simona played well? I was very pleased, especially with the top and tail of the match. For the middle half, Kanepi was playing great tennis & Simona's level dropped a little bit (whilst still playing decent tennis). However, Simona managed to stick in there and raise herself again at the end. I agree with stromatolite - it wasn't vintage Simona but, IMO, it was the best she has played this year. Good aggression, really going for her shots (there was some huge hitting finished with lovely winners by both players). Good depth on her groundstrokes and a much better willingness to use angles and go for the lines. All very encouraging. If she can find another 10-15% in her game she will be a big force again. Who knows, that could happen this week ...

PS The switch to centre court is confirmed. Not before 8pm Doha time.
Of course I was pleased , but I compare with time, when sportcaster enthusiastically yelling "unbelievable!! Simona does not make errors at all!"
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