View Full Version : Shenzhen R1: Niculescu def. Zheng (WC) 6-4 7-5

Dec 30th, 2012, 08:11 AM
It took them over 30 min to get to 2-2. :hysteric:

Dec 30th, 2012, 08:12 AM

Dec 30th, 2012, 08:17 AM
14 breaks on serve overall, 9 of them consecutive till Monica held for first set :)

Dec 30th, 2012, 08:21 AM
Easy match for Niculescu, just warm-up...

Dec 30th, 2012, 08:25 AM
That wasn't easy. Just about as tough as a two setter gets.

But the nice thing is that Monica raised her game at the end of both sets getting the crucial breaks in the penultimate games of each set and consolidating each time with a big hold, in a match where holds were of a very high premium.

Probably Laura Robson next, which will be an entirely different kind of match and challenge for Monica. Honestly don't know what to expect from that one but I'm looking forward to it. Good thing seems to be that Monica is continuing to play with the same focus she showed in the later part of the 2012 season, judging by the manner in which Monica won today.

Dec 30th, 2012, 08:39 AM
I don't know how this scoreline can warrant 2 hours worth of a match. Oh wait it's Niculescu :oh:

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Dec 30th, 2012, 09:02 AM
Good mental attitude, it seems.


Dec 30th, 2012, 09:40 AM
can more

Dec 30th, 2012, 10:01 AM
SaiSai :sobbing:

Fantasy Hero
Dec 30th, 2012, 10:20 AM
a win is a win, so we just take it and move on, it's hard to start well from first match of the season. :yeah: keep improving Monica!