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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

Yes croat123, but her results recently haven't been impressive (to say the least) and if you take into account that Donna could've drawn the likes of Giorgi, Larsson, Dolonc, Krajicek, Lucic etc., this seems like quite a nice draw. Not to mention the 2nd round against a qualifier. And even the eventual (hopefully) QF against the top seeded Niculescu is something that could be beneficial for Donna's learning curve. Overall I like this draw.

P. S. Vekic vs Minella...could be streamed, don't you think?
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Last match tomorrow, not before 5 PM CET, on court 1 - does that mean no stream?
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It seems that way. As far as I can tell, the tournament website only streams centre court matches. http://www.ifv86.com/
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Tough first round

I would absolutely love to see Donna on stream against Niculescu. That would be huge challenge for Donna.
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

A bit of pondering ahead...am I the only one who thinks Donna should play some green clay events next year? It strikes me that hardcourters who struggle on red clay tend to be quite good at that surface and it serves them as a sort of transition step onto the "real" clay. For instance start with Charleston and then add maybe one of those 50k's played in the States during April (at least they were held at that time this year). Inbetween these two she can play WTA Monterrey again if it suits her schedule. Basically it's an idea very similar to her choice of playing Istanbul 50k on hard this year, but with a difference that this surface could IMO help her more to prepare for the clay events in Europe. Any thoughts?
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A bit of pondering ahead...am I the only one who thinks Donna should play some green clay events next year? It strikes me that hardcourters who struggle on red clay tend to be quite good at that surface and it serves them as a sort of transition step onto the "real" clay. For instance start with Charleston and then add maybe one of those 50k's played in the States during April (at least they were held at that time this year). Inbetween these two she can play WTA Monterrey again if it suits her schedule. Basically it's an idea very similar to her choice of playing Istanbul 50k on hard this year, but with a difference that this surface could IMO help her more to prepare for the clay events in Europe. Any thoughts?
I think Green Clay would be a great surface for her and Croatians in general It serves somewhat as a combination of Clay and Hard with a lower bounce, a faster surface and a harder surface Anett likes it

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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

A tough match so far it seems, Donna grabs her chance on her very first BP in the 4th game, but Minella then does the same in the following game. A total of 35 points played in 5 service games, Donna leading by just a 3 point lead overall. So 3:2*
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

4*-2 30-30

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

bp minella

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

They both still pretty much suck on serve. Donna breaks to 15, Minella to 30 and it's back to 4:3*
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Donna should be the one winning this set now as Minella has won just 6 points on serve in three service games, but even if she wins the match unless she does better on serve herself in the upcoming encounters she'll so get killed by Niculescu...
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

A long break and the live score is not frozen...medical time-out?
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

I hope it's not for Donna! I mean, I hope neither player is injured but especially not Donna
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

The match has resumed, Donna currently at 2 DF's from 4 service games. Not exactly a good sign considering she is the favorite in this one.
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

donna in big trouble now

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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