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Mar 14th, 2014 03:51 AM
hellas719
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread, updated for 2013

http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/News/T...terfinals.aspx

Simona said that the Romanian girls are all mentally strong
Jun 26th, 2013 08:01 PM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread, updated for 2013

Wimbledon:

R1: Barthel def. Niculescu 6-4 4-6 7-5, Monica served at 5*-3 in the final set and blew triple MP at 4*-5 0-40

R2: Giorgi def. Cirstea 7-6(7) 7-6(6), Sorana led twice by a break in the 1st, served for it at 6*-5, led 3-0 and 6-4, 7-6 in the TB, led 5-2 in the second and blew another 2 SP at 6-4.
Apr 11th, 2013 02:59 PM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread, updated for 2013

I'm always hard with chokes, but in all honesty, compared to her choke against Vinci in Budapest final where she was missing sitters left and right, this time she was just being worn down.

Would have been a different story if this wasn't streamed and I would have just judged from scoreboard. She was pretty much finished already at the end of the first set, nothing left in the tank.
Apr 11th, 2013 02:56 PM
grs
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread, updated for 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by Curcubeu View Post
Irina-Camelia didn't choke, she was finished.

On the other hand, she well deserves an entry for her come back from MPs down in R1.
She did choke - from *3-1 to 3-6 in second set she lost her concentration after a service called out.
and from *4-1 in the third after a long game won of Alexandra's service when I thought that she had the mental advantage.
Apr 11th, 2013 02:51 PM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread, updated for 2013

Irina-Camelia didn't choke, she was finished.

On the other hand, she well deserves an entry for her come back from MPs down in R1.
Apr 11th, 2013 02:45 PM
grs
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread, updated for 2013

Two new entries today?
Feb 26th, 2013 04:54 AM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread, updated for 2013

First 2 fighter entries of the year. Keep it up, girls!
Feb 13th, 2013 06:23 PM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread, updated for 2013

Updated

1st entry for Sorana this year.
Jan 29th, 2013 11:03 AM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread, updated for 2013

Monica striking for the first time in 2013.
Jan 11th, 2013 05:27 AM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread

Year-End results 2012

Chokes

Sydney:
Sofia Arvidsson def. Alexandra Dulgheru 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, Alexandra led by a break in the 2nd and had a MP at 6*-5.

Hobart:
Angelique Kerber def. Sorana Cirstea 6-0 3-6 7-5, Sorana blew 5-2* and 2 MPs at 5*-3

Indian Wells:
Aleksandra Wozniak def. Monica Niculescu 4-6 6-3 6-4, Monica blew a 4*-0 lead in the 3rd
Heather Watson def. Sorana Cirstea 6-3 3-6 7-6, Sorana blew a 5-0* lead in the 3rd and 2MPs at 5-4
Marion Bartoli def. Simona Halep 6-4 7-6, Simona blew 8 SPs in the 2nd set

Barcelona:
Yuliya Beygelzimer def. Alexandra Cadantu 6-3 7-6(4), Alexandra had 3 SPs at 5-4* in the 2nd set, but couldn't convert.

Madrid:
Lourdes Dominguez-Lino def. Monica Niculescu 6-0 7-6(6), Monica blew 6*-5 40-0 and further SPs in the TB
Anabel Medina Garrigues def. Sorana Cirtsea 6-1 3-6 7-5, Sorana 0/7 on BPs in the 3rd to AMG's 1/1 (1st MP on DF)

French Open:
Nina Bratchikova def. Monica Niculescu 0-6 6-3 6-3, Monica led H2H 3-0 against a player who has lost 9 of her last 10 matches, completely lost plot after the early bagel.

s'Hertogenbosch:
Francesca Schiavone def. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2 2-6 7-6(8), Irina-Camelia led by 4-2 40-30 in the final set and had 6 consecutive MPs at 6-0 in the final set tiebreak, as well as 2 further ones at 7-6 and 8-7.

Montreal:
Samatha Stsour def. Simona Halep 7-5 4-4 Ret., Simona wasted a 5-1 lead in record time and was able to play a competitive second set until the retirement.

US Open:
Silvia Soler-Espinosa def. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4 7-6(5), Begu wasted a 5-2 lead in the 2nd set tiebreak. Of course this loss was a back-up followed by the victory against a Top 10 player.

Tokyo:
Nadia Petrova def. Simona Halep 7-6(4) 6-0. Halep lead by a break twice in the 1st set and had a SP at 5-3*, couldn't convert, failed to win a single point on serve in the TB and completely collapsed afterwards.

Linz:
Petra Martic def. Sorana CÓrstea 6-4 6-3. Sorana finishing the match with a 0/10 BP conversion.

Asuncion:
Veronica Cepede Royg def. Raluca Olaru 5-7 7-6(7) 6-2. Raluca led 7-5 4-2 and had 2 consecutive MPs at 6-4 in the 2nd set tiebreak.




Fights

Miami:
Sorana Cirstea def. Iveta Benesova 4-6 7-5 7-6, Sorana came back from break down in both sets, saving numerous BPs in the decider
Irina-Camelia Begu def. Lucie Hradecka 4-6 7-5 6-2, Irina saved 2 MPs at 5-4 in the 2nd set.

Fes:
Irina-Camelia Begu def. Svetlana Kuznetsova 1-6 7-5 3-2 Ret., Irina saved a MP at 5-2 in the 2nd.

Brussels:
Simona Halep def. Jelena Jankovic 6-2 3-6 7-6(3), Simona saved 3 MPs, 2 at 5*-3 and 1 at 5-4*.
Simona Halep def. Dominika Cibulkova 0-6 6-4 6-3, fighting back impressively even through the rain breaks.

Bad Gastein:
Irina-Camelia Begu def. Katrin Woerle 7-5 1-6 6-3, Irina trailed by 0-2 and 1*-3 0-40 in the final set.

s'Hertorgenbosch
Monica Niculescu def. Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova 7-6(6) 6-3, Monica saved a SP in the 1st set tiebreak, as well as 6/7 BPs of her opponent.

Tashkent
Irina-Camelia Begu def. Galina Voskoboeva 3-6 7-6(1) 7-5, Irina-Camelia saved 2 BPs at 5-5 in the 2nd, came back from 2-5 15-30 in the decider, broke her opponent on her 1st BP in the 3rd and saved 4 GPs just to break her again to serve it out at 6-5.


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ITF circuit:
Only honourable mentions because most of the results can't be followed on livescores.

100k Cali:
Alexandra Dulgheru def. Lourdes Dominguez-Lino 3-6 6-2 7-5, saving 3 MPs at 2-5* in the deciding set, winning 5 games in a row to win the match.

100k Bucharest:
Raluca Olaru def. Virginie Razzano 2-6 6-2 7-6(2) after trailing 2*-5 in the decider and saving 2 MPs at 5*-6 to achieve her biggest result for some time.

Moscow:
Simona Halep def. Nadezda Petrova 3-6 7-5 7-5. Simona won after trailing by a set and 0-2 breaking her opponent's serve whenever she had a chance to do so.
Nov 11th, 2012 09:51 AM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread

Updated after the very last noticeable match of the year.

Feel free to comment.
Aug 9th, 2012 04:35 PM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread

Updated.
Jul 17th, 2012 07:13 PM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread

Updated.
Jul 17th, 2012 07:03 PM
grs
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread

ITF? Yes, your right but she play against Serena's conqueror
Jul 17th, 2012 06:49 PM
Curcubeu
Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread

Should I include ITF?

Because then I must add Alexandra D.'s epic comeback against LDL from Cali earlier this year as well.
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