Monica and Yari, my two favourite players playing together.
I was so excited when this happened and they did damn good too, making the Semi Finals. I would never in a million years have never expected to see any video footage of this event, so all I can do is say thank you so so much Arina's_fan.
Hopefully this won't end up the last time these two girls play together. They could be a great team.
The best thing is this gives Monica a good challenging but winable 2nd round match. I would love for Monica to get a shot at revenge against Errani. Errani is playing good and she is a tough match up for Monica but this surface should favour Monica a lot more than AO did. I think Monica has a chance against her indoors. And playing Mauresmo would be great too. Again this would be a good test for Monica and I think Monica is up to it.
Semis of the doubles and of course she is still in the singles too . She clearly likes the surface in Paris. I think the poor start in Australia was more to do with the surface than her not playing well. Whatever happens from now, Monica has had a successful week as far as I'm concerned. A singles QF would be amazing but even if she doesn't get that, this has still been an ideal week to kickstart her season properly.
As for doubles, I think it's clear that her fellow Romanian, Sorana, is her favourite partner as they now have a 9-5 tour record and Sorana is the only player she has reached 2 semifinals with now (and indeed, the only player she has won a semifinal with). I'd love to see them play the whole year.