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post #191 of (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 2012, 07:15 AM
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Re: Marija Abramovic

Since we last spoke of her Maria hasn't done much in either singles or doubles. There are rare exceptions like a close, three set QF defeat in the doubles of Albuquerque 75k to eventual finalists Falconi/Sanchez, where Maria played in an unseeded team with Amra Sadikovic. She failed to defend quite a few points from last year in the past 3 months, so her ranking slid some 50 places in singles and 40(ish) in doubles.

This week, in 50k Las Vegas, she did an excellent job of taking out the 5th seed Falconi in straight sets but then failed to take her chance by losing to a 20 y.o. qualifier Perez, who is ranked just a few spots higher than Maria. In doubles she again teamed up with Sadikovic and they again won a round (again as an unseeded team), scraping a tough one against wild-cards Burdette/Embree, but then ran into the top seeded Rodionovas and went down in straights.

All in all, Maria is showing signs of improvement from the past few months, but she is defending quite a few doubles points in the next 3 weeks - a 50k title, a 50k semi and a 25k title On top of that, there's a 50k QF in singles, coming up in late October.

Busy weeks ahead. Best of luck Maria!
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