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post #4066 of 5311 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2014, 01:10 PM
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Thanks ioana_sk8r... yup that sure sounds like her. Now I'm imagining it went something like:

It was more of the 'talk to the hand' variety, but still very close . Doubles match was fun to watch and having their coaches behind us was hilarious. I lost it when Moni's coach kept saying 'Scoate-ti rautatea! loveste-o!' since I couldn't get this revenge for Wimbledon mental image out of my head. He clarified on later points that he meant the ball .
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So... was it a "cold war" there with Moni and Kookie or what?? I can so see Moni going for bodyshots at the net
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So... was it a "cold war" there with Moni and Kookie or what?? I can so see Moni going for bodyshots at the net
She did with Groenefeldt (bigger target ?), but there was a little awkwardness with Kookie. They both served aces and fist pumped while looking in the other's general direction across the net. And there was a point where Moni kept trying to half-smash or volley at the net and she hit it right at Kookie both times. Klara won the point with a good fh return. Am pretty sure I noticed these things since I knew they used to play together since nobody else in the audience seemed too concerned. They did shake hands at the end of the match, so it wasn't Berlin wall level -or anywhere near .

eta: Couple of phone pics from New Haven.

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Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

US Open MD:

Zahlavova Strycova vs Q
Shvedova vs Niculescu
Cirstea vs Watson
Govortsova vs Bouchard


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It's not easy, but Slava had some really bad losses after Wimbledon. Haide Moni
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Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

If there's someone in that section that she can beat right now, that player is Cirstea. And she also has a pretty good chance against Slava, but I don't think she'll enter the court as the favorite here. Anyway, hai Monica!
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If there's someone in that section that she can beat right now, that player is Cirstea. And she also has a pretty good chance against Slava, but I don't think she'll enter the court as the favorite here. Anyway, hai Monica!
That means both should make R3 .

Favorites are Bouchard / Watson and Zahlavova Strycova unfortunately, not 'our' girls.

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That means both should make R3 .

Favorites are Bouchard / Watson and Zahlavova Strycova unfortunately, not 'our' girls.
You didn't get any of it. I know who the favorites are. Read my post once more.
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Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

If there's someone she can beat atm.... well, that would be Bouchard
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Great win against top seeds Black/Mirza... and in straights no less
SF against old bff Erakovic and Parra Santonja

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Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Monica's only been past the first round here once; she also doesn't have the easiest opponent-- she's tied 2-all against Yarolsava, 2:1 on hardcourt, but they haven't played each other in 5 years. However, as been mentioned, Yaroslava has been in a bit of a slump; but so has Monica.

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Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

Connecticut Open ‏@connecticutopen
Erakovic/Parra Santonja def. Garcia/Niculescu 6-2, 5-7, [11-9] to advance to the doubles final. They'll face Klepac/Soler-Espinosa #CTOpen14

Apparently they had 8-2 and 9-7 in the supertie Anyway it was about time Monica heads to New York...
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Monica should win this one, to be honest.
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Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

All the pressure now on Monica Let's go, you got this
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Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu

"players warming up" Haide Moni
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