Iroda withdrew from next weeks Deauville $50k. Still committed to qualifying for $100k Poitiers, 17th November.
Iroda was listed as an MDO for Deauville so she must have known she wasn't going to get into the MD with her ranking atm. Plus travelling from Asia to Europe to play more matches (in such a small period of time) may not have been the smartest option.
If Iroda w/d's from Poitiers than I may get worried
First 2 games are missing, 56 minutes long. He's working on a DVD download.
One positive: She’s not as out-of-shape as some photos, and some people reporting on the match, would have us to believe. She’s a lot closer to her ideal fighting weight, compared to Wimbledon
i cant wait for it!!!! i miss iri alot and im so excited to see the match!
she definitely looks more fit in the video..i think she just needs to continue..when she gets to full fitness she will get her movement back which was so big for her when she was top 20..she will definitely start to win matches.. i remember this time last year she was up there with Na Li..she has what it takes to be back in the top 20
Just d/l the video, Iroda didn't look as 'sluggish' as some posters made her out to be.
Would loved to have seen a few points from the match though
Hopefully Mike will be able to post the video soon
Did you notice the colour of her racquet changed? I’m guessing it’s a different model. I think she was using a Drive Z Lite, and going by the colour, the new racquet is either an Aeropro Drive or Aeropro Drive + , the same Nadal uses. Apparently gives you slightly more power at the expense of control. That might explain the over-hitting last week http://www.babolat.com/
DVD version has been abandoned temporarily, this being a smaller 700mb file. I started downloading without first reading the instructions and it cut off after 255mb. You need a download manager, which works with their passport system. There’s one available at the bottom of the download page.