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Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!

7-5 6-2 in QF over Despina, 6-7(5) 0-6 in SF against Maria Sakkari GRE (#568)

However, she won her doubles semi 6-4 7-6(4) and then the final over (3) Papamichail GRE/Sakkari GRE 6-7(6) 6-3 10-5 for her first career doubles title, which is great since she lost the finals two weeks in a row. Third time is a charm!

This week's 10K Heraklion:
Valentini was a late entrant so she was the top seed in qualies
QR2 d. Risako Sugihara JPN (NR) 6-3 6-1
Seeded 6th in the main draw
R1 d. Natalie Proese GER (#900) 6-0 6-4
R2 vs. Natalia Siedliska POL (#677)

On paper it might have seemed like an easy R1, but Valentini drew her in the first round of a 25K last year which seemed like it would be an easy 8 ranking points for Valentini and she ended up losing7-6(5) in the third so Proese definitely gives Val some trouble. If she won that match last summer, she would've been easily in the top 500

No doubles this week, which I think is a good move since she's played a lot the last few weeks

Daniilidou. Venus. Azarenka. Halep. Wickmayer.
Cornet. Ivanovic. Vesnina.. Vaidisova. Krajicek.
Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
Pironkova. Stephens. Tatishvili. McHale. Flipkens.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
I'm obsessed with the Greek players. Deal with it.

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