View Full Version : Dubai QR2 Monica Niculescu d. Alisa Kleybanova 76(2) 26 75

Feb 24th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Absolutely wonderful result for Monica. :woohoo:

In many ways the best win of her rapidly improving career so far. Over the last few months Monica has shown the ability to completely destroy those ranked below her in the rankings. The next challenge for has been to show she can beat those ranked above her and especially to beat them in close matches. Almost all Monica's wins the last few months have come in easy straight set affairs. Today Monica proved she can take on and stay with another rapidly rising star in Kleybanova and beat her 7-5 in the third in over three hours.

Not many ranking points for this win but in terms of satisfaction and confidence this win is just massive. Last year when Monica was winning all those ITF 25k matches people asked how she would against the worlds top 100. This year Monica is showing she can do just fine against the top 100 thank you very much. :bounce:

Feb 24th, 2008, 10:20 AM
Monica :yeah:

Very good result. :D

Feb 24th, 2008, 10:24 AM
I was wondering just how big ChrisCHorse would consider this one if she got it. :lol:

Still never seen her play, but here's to hoping this is just one good win to start of many. :yeah:

Who does she face in the third round of qualifying?

Feb 24th, 2008, 10:25 AM
Monica :banana:

Alisa :sobbing: :sad: :hug:

Feb 24th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Alisa :( :( so disappointing :(

Feb 24th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Congrats, Monica.

Alisa :sad:

Feb 24th, 2008, 10:51 AM
Alisa :rolleyes:

4-2 and ton of points to go 5-2 in the 3rd... Just fell apart after that.

Feb 24th, 2008, 11:41 AM
Alisa :crying2:

Feb 24th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Alisa :sad:

Feb 24th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Kleybanova not living up to the expectations here, seems like lack of fitness payed off at the end
congrats MN :)

Feb 24th, 2008, 11:46 AM
Nice work. :)

Feb 24th, 2008, 03:00 PM
Monica :yeah:

Feb 24th, 2008, 09:30 PM
monica, alisa, wick, morita and e.m... a heap of young dangerous players this year :eek:

Feb 24th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Monica. :woohoo: :yeah:

Feb 24th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Monica! Keep it going!

Feb 24th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Alisa :( :(