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post #2486 of (permalink) Old May 30th, 2013, 04:22 PM
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Today was really not a day to play tennis... these rain-delays are really quite annoying and I would bet the one at 5-1 first set kind of threw Victoria off her rhythm (would have to read her post-match interview to see how she addresses that leak).

That said, Victoria will always be due to extraordinary mental lapses on clay so after all this is quite a good performance - Beck is also quite a solid clay-courter, she was really comfortable in these slow humid conditions ; good practice for Victoria.

On a side-note, Victoria really needs learn to move forward on clay much more often and naturally ; rallying ad aeternam to finally miss a poor shot after the 99 000th rally against a player who defends very well on such an extremely slow wet clay doesn't really work all that well... she reproached herself that many times during this match and you can only corroborate with that.
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