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This is a fast surface, blue or red, combine with the less reliable bounce and it favours the server more than hardcourt. She never got her return game going here last year either.

Apart from each time she had to serve it out her serving was sound.

She had butterflies in her stomach After a long time, it was clearly understandable that she had doubts while closing out

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

She now has to play Makarova, who always gives me flashbacks in the Eastbourne final a couple of years where she beat Vika and I never understood why. That was grass though, and this is clay. Its not like clay is Ekat's favorite surface anyways, right? GO VIKA
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She now has to play Makarova, who always gives me flashbacks in the Eastbourne final a couple of years where she beat Vika and I never understood why. That was grass though, and this is clay. Its not like clay is Ekat's favorite surface anyways, right? GO VIKA
She was returning from an injury I remember. And in those days Vika succumbed to power players at their peak. Remeber she lost to Petra 7-5 6-0 in Wimbly 2010. She defeated Ekat in RG2011 6-2 6-3 if I remember correctly. Vika is quite a superior player now and defends well, uses her forehand much better. Should be easy this time.

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

closing out was never her forte.

after 2 months though i think she played ok. high level play and mistakes sandwiched in between.
she was not making herself easier with the relinquishing of the advantages. up a break both sets, failed to serve out twice. had chances both 5-2 ad 5-3 with 2 points away, not getting it done. needing more determination and intensity. break points conversation is dismal compared to earlier part of the year.

i like her emotions though, closed and intact and not losing it. and her fighting spirit. she will be fine.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Vika is 2nd after 10:50am CET (after Suarez Navarro vs Kanepi) on Manolo Santana court.
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She now has to play Makarova, who always gives me flashbacks in the Eastbourne final a couple of years where she beat Vika and I never understood why. That was grass though, and this is clay. Its not like clay is Ekat's favorite surface anyways, right? GO VIKA
Vika could hardly move in that final after she lost the first set in a TB I remember. We were all really worried about her chances at Wimbledon at the time because her knees were giving her a lot of bother.

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Has almost not played a match all year outside of the centre court. (or?).

I think she was unlucky in the draw here. Serena and Maria got much easier first rounds, which i think would have been needed for Vika. Both her opponents would have been seeded in most other tournaments.

If she can get through one more tough match, i think she might be ready to raise her game a lot.

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

I don't think makatova is that difficult. Not a powerful player so vika won't be blown off easily. Plus she beat her 3 times after eastbourne. I don't see her changing that trend soon
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Yeah, I'm far less worried about her match against Makarova than I was before her encounter with Pavs. Should be easier this time (hopefully ).

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Vika is 2nd after 10:50am CET (after Suarez Navarro vs Kanepi) on Manolo Santana court.
According to LiveScoreHunter there should be live streams available tomorrow for Suarez Navarro vs Kanepi (10:50 CET), Lepchenko vs Goerges (11:00 CET), Azarenka vs Makarova (12:30 CET) , Kerber vs Kuznetsova (15:00 CET), Kirilenko vs Mladenovic (16:30 CET), Kvitova vs Hantuchova (18:00 CET) and Ivanovic vs Robson (21:30 CET). http://www.streamhunter.eu/tennis-li...ing-video.html

The starting time 12:30 CET for Vika's match is naturally only a rough estimation.

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

A load of bs one would assume.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

^^even with Google translate I couldnt understand that exactly

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

And I'm not exactly understand the whole situation. I can hardly imagine Vika with Redfoo on some eurovision party to support this «superstar». I doubt Vika even know who is she. And may 11, no less. Like Vika already know that she's not going to make final in Madrid
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And I'm not exactly understand the whole situation. I can hardly imagine Vika with Redfoo on some eurovision party to support this «superstar». I doubt Vika even know who is she. And may 11, no less. Like Vika already know that she's not going to make final in Madrid
thats wat I was wondering

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