Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu
I can't say how long I have been waiting for this match-up.
Obviously there are times when Petra is absolutely unbeatable by anyone other than perhaps Serena.
But there are plenty of other times when Petra is very vunerable and Monica is exactly the kind of player who can cause her trouble in those occasions. And Petra very often works her way into tournaments playing poorly at first but improving round by round. Sometimes that can work but other times she can get caught out.
To win this match, Monica will need Petra to be having one of those days, but Petra has been having a lot of those days so a win isn't that unrealistic.