Join Date: Nov 2004
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Re: Alexandra Artamonova
Artie somehow managed to up her ranking from #440 in 2011 to #332 in 2012, while still having a losing record by 1 match.
She's coming off a strong performance in Dubai, and really shouldn't be challenged until the quarters here.
Artie benefited from a lot of favorable first round 25k draws. Trouble was, she wasn't good enough to step it up in the second round when her opponents, did. Not to mention the almost regular supply of bagels, and mostly double she received.
In saying that though, she was almost always good enough to beat a lower or similar ranked player. And managed to shake off that embarrassing run of double bagles.
She was good in Tashkent, and Dubai. And she's started well her, losing 4 games in advancing to the second round.
Frolova in the quarters presents a problem.
Last edited by Mana; Dec 26th, 2012 at 05:55 AM.