The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread) - Page 268 - TennisForum.com
 42Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #4006 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2014, 05:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Not A Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5,517
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Quote:
Originally Posted by Djezonfly View Post
A shame. I expected Simona to blast Monica off the court but she was actually very beatable today.

Still a great week for Monica on clay
For sure... greatest week ever actually Well, Halep was very passive but you know, even on a bad day she doesn't give you many free points. Too bad Monica couldn't keep her UE's in check today, but she got so tight at times... really blew a big chance in the third
Not A Fan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4007 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2014, 05:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 26,885
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Monica is a decent player, even on clay, just a ridicolously bad match-player.

I missed the match, but I hope this week will give her some confidence boost for her preferred second half of the season.
Curcubeu is offline  
post #4008 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Senior Member
 
Not A Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5,517
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Quote:
Originally Posted by Curcubeu View Post
a ridicolously bad match-player.
Honestly, very few players wouldn't have been able to finish Halep off in the third today Poor girl was sooo drained, really looking down and out
Not A Fan is offline  
post #4009 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2014, 05:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Nightcrawl3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Romania
Posts: 8,572
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

I hope she won't force in Istanbul if the injury is bad . Or play only doubles with Kookie.

.

*** Halep, Niculescu, Mitu ██████ Begu, Dulgheru, Olaru ***

* Mihai, Romanov, Simionescu, Ruzici, Cristea, Sandu, Spirlea, Dragomir, Ehritt-Vanc, E.Bogdan, Gallovits-Hall, Cadantu, Cirstea *



TT-s: #89 - W: Vero Beach, Astana, Antalya I ('14); TT-d: #95 - W: Astana, Landisville w/ Palin6o, Zawada w/ traddles ('14); RUP: Beinasco, Prague w/ Crux S, Contrexeville ('14); FITD: #10 - W: Rome, Baku ('14)
Nightcrawl3r is online now  
post #4010 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2014, 08:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Not A Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5,517
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Postmatch Reaction:



Photo gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1249459&type=1
Not A Fan is offline  
post #4011 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2014, 11:37 PM
country flag Dan
Senior Member
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bucharest
Posts: 16,657
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu






Simona Halep. Sorana Cîrstea,Jelena Janković,Samantha Stosur,Victoria Azarenka,Sabine Lisicki,Ana Ivanović,Caroline Wozniacki,Monica Niculescu,Petra Kvitová,Belinda Bencic,Irina-Camelia Begu,Lucie Šafářová,Madison Keys,Donna Vekić,Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova,Angelique Kerber,Elina Svitolina,Agnieszka Radwańska,Venus Williams,Andrea Petkovic,Camila Giorgi,Zarina Diyas,Karolína Plíšková,Carina Witthöft
Best Romanian Songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZah...Dst_z6&index=1
Dan is online now  
post #4012 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2014, 01:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Nightcrawl3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Romania
Posts: 8,572
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

http://www.prosport.ro/alte-sporturi...ce-ul-12931424

.

*** Halep, Niculescu, Mitu ██████ Begu, Dulgheru, Olaru ***

* Mihai, Romanov, Simionescu, Ruzici, Cristea, Sandu, Spirlea, Dragomir, Ehritt-Vanc, E.Bogdan, Gallovits-Hall, Cadantu, Cirstea *



TT-s: #89 - W: Vero Beach, Astana, Antalya I ('14); TT-d: #95 - W: Astana, Landisville w/ Palin6o, Zawada w/ traddles ('14); RUP: Beinasco, Prague w/ Crux S, Contrexeville ('14); FITD: #10 - W: Rome, Baku ('14)
Nightcrawl3r is online now  
post #4013 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2014, 01:48 AM
country flag Dan
Senior Member
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bucharest
Posts: 16,657
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Bucharest semifinal photos

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1249459&type=1

Simona Halep. Sorana Cîrstea,Jelena Janković,Samantha Stosur,Victoria Azarenka,Sabine Lisicki,Ana Ivanović,Caroline Wozniacki,Monica Niculescu,Petra Kvitová,Belinda Bencic,Irina-Camelia Begu,Lucie Šafářová,Madison Keys,Donna Vekić,Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova,Angelique Kerber,Elina Svitolina,Agnieszka Radwańska,Venus Williams,Andrea Petkovic,Camila Giorgi,Zarina Diyas,Karolína Plíšková,Carina Witthöft
Best Romanian Songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZah...Dst_z6&index=1
Dan is online now  
post #4014 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2014, 12:37 PM
Wimbledon Champion
 
Djezonfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 10,249
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Istanbul MD

[5] Rybarikova vs Q
Niculescu vs Doi
Voegele vs Pironkova
Kovinic vs [4] Svitolina
Djezonfly is offline  
post #4015 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2014, 01:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Nightcrawl3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Romania
Posts: 8,572
                     
Good luck, but no doubles ... why !? Koukalova said they will play

Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App

*** Halep, Niculescu, Mitu ██████ Begu, Dulgheru, Olaru ***

* Mihai, Romanov, Simionescu, Ruzici, Cristea, Sandu, Spirlea, Dragomir, Ehritt-Vanc, E.Bogdan, Gallovits-Hall, Cadantu, Cirstea *



TT-s: #89 - W: Vero Beach, Astana, Antalya I ('14); TT-d: #95 - W: Astana, Landisville w/ Palin6o, Zawada w/ traddles ('14); RUP: Beinasco, Prague w/ Crux S, Contrexeville ('14); FITD: #10 - W: Rome, Baku ('14)
Nightcrawl3r is online now  
post #4016 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2014, 02:50 PM
Wimbledon Champion
 
Djezonfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 10,249
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

It's official they hate each other now
Djezonfly is offline  
post #4017 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2014, 03:36 PM
Senior Member
 
Not A Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5,517
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Quote:
Originally Posted by Djezonfly View Post
It's official they hate each other now
Moni doesn't want to force here, she picked up an injury this week! They will play together in the US

Good luck! I hate it that yet again she starts the hard season already injured
Not A Fan is offline  
post #4018 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2014, 06:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 26,885
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

And despite the injury, Queen was generous enough to play lackey, preparing Simona for the Vinci slice and how well it worked.

Quote:
Monica Niculescu îi ţine pumnii Simonei Halep în lupta pentru trofeul BRD Bucharest Open, împotriva italiencei Roberta Vinci. "Cred că o să câştige", a spus singura jucătoare care a reuşit să îi smulgă un set principalei favorite a turneului, în drumul spre finală.

"Am încălzit-o puţin pe Simona pentru mâine. Vinci joacă şi ea multe slice-uri", a glumit Niculescu. "Simona joacă super! Are foarte meciuri în spate şi cred că are foarte mare încredere. Mie mi-a crescut încrederea după o singură semifinală! Iar Simona, cu finala de la Roland Garros, semifinala de la Wimbledon... îmi imaginez cum se simte", a mai punctat "Moni", cea care o vede pe Halep lider mondial, în cel mai scurt timp: "de ce nu ar fi numărul unu mondial? Are lovituri minunate şi un mental senzaţional!".

Eleva lui Călin Ciorbagiu a încheiat în semifinale o săptămână de vis la BRD Bucharest Open. "Turneul acesta din România a fost cel mai bun pentru mine. Mi-ar fi plăcut să fiu în cealaltă jumătate şi poate să mă întâlnesc cu Simona în finală. Îmi pare rău că nu voi juca şi mâine", a spus a 68-a jucătoare a lumii.

Monica a reconstituit, la conferinţa de presă, momentele importante ale semifinalei decise în trei seturi. "Nu ştiam la ce să mă aştept în primul set. A fost şi o vreme ciudată, a bătut vântul din toate părţile, am resimţit puţin şi oboseala, după acel meci de două ore şi 40 de minute, mă şi doare puţin piciorul drept. În setul doi m-am dezlănţuit puţin. Păcat că în setul trei... totul s-a terminat atât de brusc, speram la un 1-0, 1-1, 2-1" a spus Monica Niculescu. "Publicul a fost super, ne-a încurajat în mod egal egal".

Următorul turneu din programul Monicăi este în Turcia. Mâine, tenismena va pleca la Istanbul, sperând ca accidentarea să nu fie gravă, iar organizatorii să îi ofere un start târziu, marţi, în loc de luni. "Am un sentiment foarte bun legat de acest turneu. Sper să joc!", a încheiat într-un ton optimist Monica Niculescu.
So many delicious match-ups for Monica in her section in Istanbul. I hope she is ok enough to play.
Curcubeu is offline  
post #4019 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2014, 12:15 AM
Senior Member
 
Not A Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5,517
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Quote:
Originally Posted by Curcubeu View Post
Quote:
A fost şi o vreme ciudată, a bătut vântul din toate părţile...
Classic Monica blaming the wind

More from Bucharest's Kids day

Last edited by Not A Fan; Jul 15th, 2014 at 12:11 PM.
Not A Fan is offline  
post #4020 of 4872 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2014, 09:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Belle de Jour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 8,364
                     
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

WTA Istanbul (TUR), R32:

Misaki Doi (JAP) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 53 Ret.

goes only for playing there when injured (same goes for Irina). Instead of buying the plane tickets they should have paid the WTA fines for not going there and rest.
Belle de Jour is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome