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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2016, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Lucie's Red Hot Return to the Red Clay

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Made a RG thread as the draw is out. Plays the first round against Diatchenko (didnt even know she was still playing). But she's currently ranked 223 and seems to be infinitely injured. All in all not a terrible draw. Riske is a possible R2 and Stosur R3.
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A good draw, but so was the Rome one (at least I thought so). I only hope Lucie doesn't feel too much pressure given how many ranking points are at stake. Being healthy and ready to play is much more important.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/sp...rnational&_r=0 this is a good article about how she's feeling. I wonder what's happening with Rob...
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Re: Lucie's Red Hot Return to the Red Clay

I'm so happy Lucie is feeling ok now. Staying healthy matters most.

Since her comeback, she really did play well against Pliskova at Stuttgart, and then during all of her matches in Prague there was way more confidence. Madrid was such an opportunity with that draw (and Stosur) but it couldn't be helped. I wasn't too convinced with Lucie against Doi though because it looked like she was just pushing until it came to saving MPs - but Doi played so well.

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Diyas vs Witthoeft
Lucic-Baroni vs (Q) Hantuchova
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She really needed the first-round draw she got! Just to settle nerves, it was a must. Riske doesn't play well on clay, so I think Golubic is a possibility (she beat Strycova & Pliskova during Fed Cup) and she's been playing well so a little dangerous. Stosur is a very good draw, and with Stosur's serve I expect her to beat Doi. Not saying anything after that.....would be a massive jynx.
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Really lucky with the draw, Diatchenko was a walking bye. Lucie was lucky to get done despite the rain and 6-0 6-2 is pretty good.

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Re: Lucie's Red Hot Return to the Red Clay

Lucie into French Open R2 !

Diatchenko was a VERY lucky draw. Good for Lucie. Keep going !

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Golubic has been slaying left and right.
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Golubic has been slaying left and right.
Lucie doesn't care.

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Loved, loved the way Lucie played today!
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Lucie doesn't care.
Lucie was ridiculous today. She could be moving forward so much more and taking balls out of the air when she sets points up, but it wasn't a problem this time. Talk of Lucie not being 100% in the doubles match thread, did anyone see it??

Stosur next.
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Re: Lucie's Red Hot Return to the Red Clay

Lucie into French Open R3 !

A big opportunity to reach R4 with Stosur next. Lucie leads Head To Head 11-3

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