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I know I will receive so much hate but I do find it funny that Donna is almost Top 50 with Main Draw wins at only 5 WTA Tournaments and more than 1 win at only 2 events (although she did make the final at both which says something about her consistency, something we can't see at some tournaments)
It is not funny because I am pretty sure her points gain only at Grand slam/Wta tournament are about the same than the other players within her ranking range. So she is ranked where she should be.
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For those of you who watched her Tashkent final, how do you think her performance today compares? After giving it some thought, I think Hantuchova deserves more credit for taking charge of more of the rallies (too much running by Donna). I do think it's handy that Donna can pull the reins in and be more consistent (like against Sanchez), but to beat a great ball-striker like Dani, Donna should have tried to dictate more, or at least get the first hit in a few more rallies.

Edit: After reading my own assessment, I even forget that Donna is about to turn 17. A lot of this will come with experience.
Very few big serve at key moment today. Who knew what would have happen if she played better in the tiebreak
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Sad that she lost today but great week for her. Reaching another final and career high ranking future is bright

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It is not funny because I am pretty sure her points gain only at Grand slam/Wta tournament are about the same than the other players within her ranking range. So she is ranked where she should be.
A) I found it funny: you may not have but I have my own opinion which is as valid (if not more) than yours

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Cilic serving for the set, let's see what he's made of. Can he bring the title to Croatia today ? Not likely but who knows after that slip from Muzza things started to change.
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Donna this year hasn't lost to any player that is ranked worse than her. Actually it happen once, in Kuala Lumpur, when she lost to Mattek-Sands (then WTA 197th) but Mattek-Sands is now already 55th in the rankings which shows no shame in that loss too. In all other matches Donna has beaten all her opponents who are worse ranked than her or even better ranked than her in that moment (Hlavackova, Putintseva, now Cristea, Radwanska, Rybarikova). So, so far she has 5 wins over better ranked players but 1 loss (and that player improved significantly in ranks since that match and in few months became also better ranked than Donna) against lower ranked player. Does that actually suggest that Donna is over or under ranked?
Furthermore, not to mentioning she is STILL just 16 and has restrictions to play full calendar as others in top 100 don't have! Well done Donna!

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A) I found it funny: you may not have but I have my own opinion which is as valid (if not more) than yours
Yours is not valid because it is not based on facts(what you are really implying is that she is over ranked). As I said her GS/WTA points are more or less the same than the other players around her
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Furthermore, not to mentioning she is STILL just 16 and has restrictions to play full calendar as others in top 100 don't have! Well done Donna!
When are the restrictions coming down ? Is it at her 17th birthday, in 12 days ?
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When are the restrictions coming down ? Is it at her 17th birthday, in 12 days ?
No...when she accomplish 18.

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@DonnaVekic Donna Vekic 12:13 PM
Thanks for all of your support this week - many more finals to come

@DonnaVekic Donna Vekic 12:14 PM
And passing on the champagne to daddy for fathers day!!



She has the most beautiful smile. :melts:

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No...when she accomplish 18.
Ok, that sucks, but is there a difference between being 16 and being 17 when we're talking restrictions ?
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What I like of her is that she smile when there is a good rally no matter if she won or lose it! She ia nice person

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Ok, that sucks, but is there a difference between being 16 and being 17 when we're talking restrictions ?
Yes, she will get (I think two more) few more tournaments to play.

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So Wimbledon and USO open I hope?

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When are the restrictions coming down ? Is it at her 17th birthday, in 12 days ?
As a 17 years old, she will be able to play 16 tournaments + 4 merited increases(getting directly in the main draw or qualifying of Grand Slam and mandatory tournaments). You can only use 2 merited increases for the Grand Slam. So in short she will be able to play about 20 tournaments form her 17th birthday until she turns 18
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