Won her two matches in qualifying draw. Win over Cirstea gave her a lot of confidence for sure. This is Magda, she needs one good match to all of sudden start playing better and more confident on court.
then why she got bageled by an unranked girl?
we'll see in MD(if she reaches it) whether she really is more confident now
Lost set means nothing. If she lost, we would be more woried. Today she lost only six games to van der Meet. A month ago she wouldn't even win a set.
She was on a losing streak since a few months so as I said this win over Cirstea was huge for her.
Q-R1:(2/wc)Magda Linette (POL) d. Jaimy-Gayle van de Wal (NED) 61 06 61 Q-R2:(2/wc)Magda Linette (POL) d. Angelique van der Meet (NED) 63 63 Q-FR:(2/wc)Magda Linette (POL) d. Fatma Al Nabhani (OMA) 64 63
R1: (Q)Magda Linette (POL) v Maria Elena Camerin (ITA)
Disappointing loss for Magda but making it to the semifinals is still a very good performance, as at the beginning, her draw seemed pretty tough.
And at least, she has defended 24 of the 34 points she earned last year Now she has almost no point to defend until... French Open I guess? If she continues to play better and better (because she played well the last few weeks), she will be able to be back into top 200. She should play again some 25k's first.
She's going to enter Bratislava MD next week as a Special Exempt now, isn't she?