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post #1285 of (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2011, 05:45 PM
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Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Originally Posted by Curcubeu View Post
Lost the final against Azarenka as expected 2-6 2-6

But she can only learn from matches against such strong opponents and to consider that she has already spent 12 hours on court this week, 4 games are quite ok!

Of course she withdrew from Poitiers next week and now should enjoy some rest and then come back to full cruising mode in 2012!

She hasn't that much to defend at the beginning of 2012 apart from her R3 showing at the AO, although she will be seeded and therefore has a big chance to defend those points as well!

WTA says Auckland will be her first stop!

Hopefully she can gain a lot of points at the beginning of next year. I never got a chance to see her final but I heard she had break point opportunities, and she made it quite difficult for Petkovic to hold serve in their match in Beijing, so it seems to me she makes her opponents work harder to win their serve. Of course, I've not had the opportunity to see her play that much, but I do get that impression from what I've seen so far. But I also think she may struggle a bit on her own serve, but maybe that's just because she's been playing some tougher players. Anyway, I'm sure whatever her weak points, they can be improved on so she can kick some butt
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