View Full Version : IW R1 Monica Niculescu d Anastasia Rodionova 6-3 6-1

Mar 10th, 2011, 01:04 AM

How about that then. A third consecutive easy victory. I'm loving this. Monica has really caught fire this week.

Obviously if you are a Monica Niculescu fan there is much to be delighted about this week. Monica is now well on the way back to the top 50. Her brief post-AO slump is very empathically a thing of the past too but I think the thing that most grabs me is this rather impressive stat....Monica has played 3 matches this week. Her opponents have served 26 times in those three matches. Monica has broken serve 18 times out of those 26 service games. That is pretty damn good by any standard in the world. :eek:

Next match will be a huge step up in class as Monica will be up against Marion Bartoli. I don't know what to expect from that one except I'm sure it will be tough. Bartoli frequently makes mincemeat of lower ranked opponents. Yet, given Monica's form this week I do actually hold out a fair bit of hope that Monica can at least give a good account of herself in this match. I really do hope so, but whatever happens in that one this has been a fine week for Monica and I'm very happy with her. :yeah:

Mar 10th, 2011, 02:08 AM
Wow, Nastya sucks this year.

Mar 10th, 2011, 04:23 AM
Moni! Such great tennis this week! :cheer:

Now upset Bartoli! :devil:

Mistress of Evil
Mar 10th, 2011, 06:30 AM
Rodionova :drool:

Mar 10th, 2011, 07:47 AM
nice one :lol:

Mar 10th, 2011, 07:54 AM
Monica :) Great to see her making her way back up ;)

Mar 10th, 2011, 08:09 AM
Rodionova has been really bad in singles this year. I thought she played some really good tennis towards the end of last year but she seems to have regressed.

Well done Monica though. :) :yeah:

JJ's biatch
Mar 10th, 2011, 09:45 AM
Monica :hearts:

mik loves dani
Mar 10th, 2011, 10:17 AM
daniela would thrash these 2 lets be honest...

Juju Nostalgique
Mar 10th, 2011, 10:54 AM
My Nasty Radio... :awww: :sobbing: :hug: What a terrible 2011! :awww:

But I luv Monica so congrats babe! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Randy H
Mar 10th, 2011, 10:56 AM
Monica :) Nice score

Nastya, terrible start to 2011 :o

Mar 10th, 2011, 12:38 PM
Monica :)
Rodionastya :hug: