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And now she wasted 15-40 to start set 3. I dunno how many chances she wants.

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And now down a break. Total collapse, but what else could we expect from her. Just like last year at the USO when she lead 6-2 4-1 and lost. She cant close out matches at slams sometimes, it's so frustrating.

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Re: Lucie Ready to Rumble at Roland Garros

Very much expected at the moment, unfortunately. Lucie had her chances to kill this match off whilst was Goerges was sleeping and now she is struggling to fire. She needs something to rev her up again because the match is slipping away.

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The BP at 3-1 is coming back to haunt her now. She didnt really take it on, and she has been struggling since. It's just frustrating, I wouldn't be mad had she lost from the start, but she totally had the match and she gave it away.

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Yes, so many players would say thank you to an ugly and scrappy win from that point on but Lucie refuses to.
Now she leaves an impossible mountain to climb and can only hope her opponent falters which isn't the right way to win in any case.

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Yeah, I really don't get her. She just totally buckles when she has the match in slams. The minute some pressure is back on her, she crumbles and you can just always see it coming.

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Another thing, on return this set she has lost every single 30-30 point. Which have been every game (minus the first that she had 15-40 and wasted it). She just refuses to take chances.

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I'll never understand it. It would be almost comical all these wasted chances and opportunites if I wasn't so much of a fan.

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Yeah, it's just depressing She should be in the locker room now, with a good win and a chance at R4

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Well, that's that then. Another massive choke to add to the list.

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Heartbreaking. The worst part is that we spotted the opportunity early on when the game might turn because of mental fragility and she duly obliged.

In all honesty she played nothing near like what she's capable of and the victory wouldn't be much to celebrate on merit; but a grand slam win is what it's all about. Even in the Dokic match she fought whilst choking with aces and winners but there wasn't much there today.

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Yeah, she was very flat but she was still winning...so all she needed to do was up her level a little at the end. But as you noted, we knew it was coming and pretty much right on time it came and she lost it. It was too obviously going to happen So disappointing, no wimbledon seeding so once again at the mercy of the draw.

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Lucie . Didn't see it but sounds dramatic from all accounts.
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Court 2 is officially off limits for both Lucie and Tomas now.

I'm trying desperately for positives, all I can think of is that she has very little to defend for the rest of the year and she will have a long preparation for the US Open, whether she does anything at Wimbledon or not. No first round exit at a grand slam so far this year either, clutching at straws I know!

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Re: Lucie Ready to Rumble at Roland Garros

Lucie

Couldn't watch it, but maybe that's for the best. Must be frustrating, all though missed chances


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