View Full Version : Doha R3: Niculescu def. K. Bondarenko 7-6(5) 6-4

Feb 16th, 2012, 03:53 PM
Well done Monica, I don't see any reason why she can't have a competitive QF :)
Good week for Katya :hug:

Feb 16th, 2012, 03:53 PM
Katya :(

Feb 16th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Monica :cheer:

Feb 16th, 2012, 03:54 PM
good for her, she is going to be a solid top30 player.
Good for Bondarenko as well, would be even better if she wouldn't be a choker like this (5-2 first set)...

Feb 16th, 2012, 03:55 PM
No way..
Niculescu has special powers, soon in the TOP 15 :(

Feb 16th, 2012, 03:56 PM
QF at a Tier I again, wow, just wow! :worship:

Both sucked at BPs, but Monica was the better player on the important stages of the match. She came back from 2-5 in the 1st set and broke to win the match. Awesome week and another rise in the ranking. :)

I'm just satisfied that Niculescu already proved once again that last year wasn't a fluke and that she is someone to look for at the moment. Deal with it!

And now against Stosur/Cetkovska in the QF with nothing to lose!

Feb 16th, 2012, 04:00 PM

Feb 16th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Very well Monica! Job done!

Miracle Worker
Feb 16th, 2012, 04:03 PM
Monica :bowdown:

Another day, another win. I hope she will play another good match in QF.

Feb 16th, 2012, 04:05 PM
Monica is actually pretty good on outdoor hardcourts.:eek: :oh:
Maybe another QF in Indian Wells/Miami?:oh:

Feb 16th, 2012, 04:10 PM
Nice effort by Kateryna who put herself in a good position to win the 1st set, leading first 5-2 in games and then 5-2 in points in the tiebreaker. But these days Monica is pretty tough mentally and I think in the 1st set that was the big difference between the two players as it often is in close matches.

Good to see Monica having yet another good week and I'm looking forward to tomorrow's quarterfinal which will be another good test for her.

Have to say, it is a good time to be a Monica Niculescu fan, right now. :bowdown:

Feb 16th, 2012, 04:14 PM
Oh God, she's going to make another Tier1 Semifinal isn't she :bigcry:

Please Stosur, save our souls :awww:

Feb 16th, 2012, 04:26 PM
Well done monica. But if your up against stosur the next round, please lose:devil:

Feb 16th, 2012, 04:49 PM
Monica has been playing very consistently. She's had fairly few losses to players she should have beat, starting from the US Open last year. Most of her losses have been to top ten players or players that ended up winning the tournament.

Feb 16th, 2012, 04:55 PM
Expected. Monica is playing extremely well at the moment, probably the highest level she played ever. I think she will lose to Stosur though.

Sombrerero loco
Feb 16th, 2012, 05:52 PM
peak wta :bowdown:

Feb 16th, 2012, 07:39 PM
Monica is actually pretty good on outdoor hardcourts.:eek: :oh:
Maybe another QF in Indian Wells/Miami?:oh:

Perfect time for her to be getting her ranking up.