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post #2431 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 2012, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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I'd be perfectly happy with a 108-110 finish for Donna this year, cause that would most likely guaratntee her a place in the main draw of Melbourne. At the moment, she is 53 points from reaching #108 and with 68 left to defend it gives a total of 121 (which is, incidentally, her current ranking). If she'll play 3 events by the year's end, that's very much achievable, even if she suffers a surprising early loss in one of those tournaments. On the other hand, top 100 is currently 99 points away, which gives a total required of 167 points. Not impossible, but not easy either.
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GL Donna!!! I think the draw is probably about the best she could have gotten. Avoided Timea and Shuai until final and I don't think Caroline will cause her any problems.
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A loss in the first two rounds is impossible at this stage. Also, I can't take into consideration a loss for Garcia until the QF.
A Donna - Garcia QF would be interesting, but Donna is be the fave there, because Garcia's poor form and lack of consistency.
You can't expect a teenager to back up their form every week. Asian players can be really weird, and if you look at all the 10Ks in China, some random qualifier often wins. Don't set yourself up to get upset if she loses early But if all goes as expected, SF is likely

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True, but not those. Donna doesn't need to back up her Tashkent game to beat them. A Lagos 2011 Donna should be more than enough
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But not those. Donna doesn't need to back up her Tashkent game to beat them. A Lagos 2011 Donna would be more than enough
Don't underrate some of these players, especially Chin-Wei
Look what happened with Genie...

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Just want my first round match to start!. Really enjoying the welcome and kind hospitality from the Chinese people. Feeling strong and ready for the match; my first opponent is Yue-Yue Hu (CHN) tomorrow 10.30 am (Shanghai time) on centre court.
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Don't underrate some of these players, especially Chin-Wei
Look what happened with Genie...
What happened to Genie might happen to anyone, and yet this Chin-Wei is not Khumkhum. You'll say Genie has struggled with Hozumi too and you'd be right I don't know, I just think Donna is good enough to make the QF without problems.
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What happened to Genie might happen to anyone, and yet this Chin-Wei is not Khumkhum. You'll say Genie has struggled with Hozumi too and you'd be right I don't know, I just think Donna is good enough to make the QF without problems.
I completely agree. But I still think it can happen

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Re: Donna Vekic

Vekic def Hu 6:3, 6:4
Honcova def Chan 6:3, 6:2
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^ Nice win for Donna. She has now defended ~1/4 of her Lagos I/II points (18 out of 68).

She'll go in as the clear favorite against Honcova. Let's hope the Slovak doesn't spring a nasty surprise.
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Honcova had some good results earlier this year, but lost 6 matches in a row this summer. May be quite tough on a good day actually.
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On 3:3 in the first set, Donna saved 3 break points.
In second set Donna had 4:1 and servis than she lost 3 games in a row ...4:4...and broke for 5:4...and 6:4.
It wasn't such an easy.
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A bit of a struggle but she got through! Honcova shouldn't be too much trouble but we'll see.

It was a very tough match and I'm delighted to reach the second round. I beat home crowd favourite Yue-Yue Hu, (6-3, 6-4). The first round at a big event is always tricky and I have lots of room for improvement in the next round.

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Good start in tournament!
Like she said first match is never easy, especially because she hasn't played since Tashkent.
Good luck vs Honcova!
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Donna withdraw from Saguenay

Week from 22 october she is only on list for 25K event in Seoul, South Korea

She will spend one month in Asia
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