Donna Vekic - Page 169 - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #2521 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 03:34 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 378
                     
ivananda is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2522 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 03:57 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 8,004
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

Go Donna!
xcrtbckhnd is offline  
post #2523 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 04:30 AM
.
 
BlueTrees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 13,451
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

Donna lost to Hsieh 7-6(6) 6-1

Still a great tournament
BlueTrees is offline  
post #2524 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ma re's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 15,578
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

Can't say I remember when was I this satisfied with a defeat. Pulling world's number 31 into a tie-break is major in my book. Not only that, but this is #31 who also has good defensive skills and is quite fast out there, not to mention varies her game a lot and is tactically superior (to put it mildly) to any 16 y.o. This fact that she mixes things up a lot and uses a good deal of the court is probably the best thing for Donna in this match, as there's hardly a better way to learn on court than to watch someone who is very good in many different aspects of the game. If she would've won the tie-break who knows how things would develop by the end of the match, but this, combined with 2 marathons in the previous rounds, probably created too high of an obstacle. Oh well, we can at least say that she'll surely get another chance

Anyway, good job this week, as the 3rd seed she did what she was supposed to and that's the most important thing. She got some match play in, faced some solid opposition and can be satisfied before planning a trip to Korea.
ma re is online now  
post #2525 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 09:05 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 31,503
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

Thanks Donna and Sam for putting Su-Wei in Sofia
chingching is offline  
post #2526 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 09:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,524
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

Excellent week for Donna, she did what was expected from her. I did some calculations and if she wins 25K Seoul and if she reaches second round in Delhi she will be in AO main draw. If she will reach 1/8 final in Delhi she will be around WTA 100, but if she will make it into quarters she is definetely in top 100.

Can't wait to see can she make it.
vladekCRO is offline  
post #2527 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 11:10 AM
Senior Member
 
tennismaster8820's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Safe place.
Posts: 20,191
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

Another successful week is over for Donna!
She was so close to win first set but it would be too much to expect a win vs player who is in form of a lifetime and with career high ranking of 31.
I am almost certain now that Donna will accomplish her mission in following tournaments!
tennismaster8820 is offline  
post #2528 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 31,503
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

It will be interesting
I just had a look at the field in Seoul and it is not nearly as weak as I thought: Sema almost took a set off Stosur this week and there are dangerous players like Abduraimova Still, Donna is the favourite

Delhi will be interesting because I actually have no idea who is playing
chingching is offline  
post #2529 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 11:56 AM
Senior Member
 
Dan_Doe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sibiu
Posts: 3,768
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

Too bad she couldn't win that first set against Hsieh after being a break up I'm a bit disappointed about the struggle in the first 2 rounds, but it doesn't matter anymore, as she defeated Garcia and put up a good fight against a player like Hsieh. Our girl is slowly closing in the top 100
Now, win Seoul!
Dan_Doe is offline  
post #2530 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 12:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 8,004
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

Good event for Donna! Win Seoul now!
xcrtbckhnd is offline  
post #2531 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 12:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Wintermute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 9,012
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

A good week for Donna and her ranking is really right where she wants it to be at this point.

Anna Chakvetadze
Agnieszka Radwanska Vera Zvonareva • Laura Robson • Donna Vekic Heather WatsonElina Svitolina Melanie Oudin • Andrea Petkovic
Wintermute is online now  
post #2532 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2012, 02:32 PM
Senior Member
 
croat123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,348
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

Very good fight against a nightmare opponent. She might be seeded in New Delhi...

ugh, why do they all suck????????
croat123 is offline  
post #2533 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2012, 11:45 AM
Senior Member
 
paulmara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,792
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

Quote:
I've had a great week in China and enjoyed competing in every one of the four matches I've played here. It's sad to be leaving but I'm happy with my improvement this week. THANKS for the BIG support from the Chinese crowd!! I loved it here so will be back in China for sure.


Quote:
Disappointed to lose today (6-7 (6), 1-6) but Su-Wei Hsieh is a top player on the WTA circuit. I had so many chances in the first set but couldn't make them count. Proud to reach another semi and it's priceless experience for me.
paulmara is offline  
post #2534 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2012, 01:27 PM
.
 
BlueTrees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 13,451
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

British Eurosport are in love with Donna Seriously these past two weeks I swear they mention her at least once a day

So $25K Seoul starting 22nd October and then $125K New Delhi starting 5th November? I looked at the entry list for Seoul, she should have no problems winning the title there. As vladekCRO said, if she wins Seoul and reaches QF in New Delhi she'll almost definitely be Top 100. But we'll see what happens.

Are those her last two tournaments of the year?
BlueTrees is offline  
post #2535 of 5115 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2012, 02:12 PM
Senior Member
 
Wintermute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 9,012
                     
Re: Donna Vekic

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueTrees View Post
British Eurosport are in love with Donna Seriously these past two weeks I swear they mention her at least once a day
They really do don't they? Only because Felgate is working for them in his spare time. Him and Bradnam seem to be quite good mates. I guess they've both coached in London for a long time.

Anyway, they are hyping an interview they've done with Donna which will be broadcast during their coverage of Istanbul. So look out for it.

Anna Chakvetadze
Agnieszka Radwanska Vera Zvonareva • Laura Robson • Donna Vekic Heather WatsonElina Svitolina Melanie Oudin • Andrea Petkovic
Wintermute is online now  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome