View Full Version : Prague Round 1: M.Niculescu (Rou) def. K.O'Brien (GB) 6-3 6-2

Europe rocks
Jul 14th, 2009, 01:03 PM
Some awful serving by Katie, 9 double faults and only held serve 3 times. Hopefully Monica will be able to start putting some wins together again now

Jul 14th, 2009, 01:03 PM
should never of played here or Zagreb. Was points chasing to try to make the US Open cut, but its backfired, and now her hardcourt prep has been severly compromised.

Jul 14th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Clay isn't really Katie's thing but good for her not avoiding it. In the long run it will make her a better player. I saw her match against Iveta at Wimbledon and she has talent, hopefully she will have some success in North America this summer. :hug:

As for Monica, well I'm not going to pretend Katie on clay was the toughest opponent she could face, but the way things have been going for Monica in singles the last few months any win is a good win. On a positive note with Monica, I am really pleased that Monica hasn't let her slump in singles affect her doubles game, far from it. Last week Monica won her 1st WTA level doubles title and she is now ranked in the top 30 in doubles for the 1st time. Monica is developing into being as outstanding doubles player and that is good to see. As for singles, I am not going to read too much into this win and make any assumptions as to when Monica's ranking will start moving back towards the top 50 but Monica is clearly very committed to the game and I haven't lost faith. If Monica doesn't get back to the top 50 this year she will do it next year. :)

Jul 14th, 2009, 01:50 PM
finally a win for Monica:bounce:

Jul 14th, 2009, 03:49 PM
On a brighter note, it probably means Katie isn't going to be stuck with a mandatory first round loss counting in her points from the US Open. :lol:

The Dawntreader
Jul 14th, 2009, 03:53 PM
Oh Katie on clay:o She's probably a whale on ice, never mind a cow:lol:

Just not her surface, to put it midly.

Niculescu is slowly trying to reverse her slump. It will take some doing.

Jul 14th, 2009, 03:57 PM
Katie is Monica's bitch :(

Jul 14th, 2009, 03:58 PM
Now please don't lose 0 and 1 in the next round, Monica :o Katie :hug:

Jul 14th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Monica hit the jackpot, and she really needed a win
why couldnt Nicole draw Katie :o