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post #1751 of (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Despite ending it strongly, overall Monica had a disappointing 2012, falling out of the Top 50, where she had been in 2011.
2012 58
2011 30

She'd like to right her ship quickly, as she has 160 points to defend at the Australian Open.

Here's her Shenzhen draw:

Robson v Hall
Zheng v Niculescu
Espinosa v Chang
Q v Jankovic

It's a good thing she chose this tournament over Auckland this year, as the Zheng she will meet in her draw is Saisai, not Jie. (Jie, the Auckland champion, dumped her out of Auckland last year, 0 & 2.)

This is a great draw for her, and with Jankovic on the downturn of her career, Monica has the great opportunity to make a SF.

is coming for your towel, too.


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