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Today 01:23 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

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Originally Posted by Not A Fan View Post
Yes and usually those seeds are the ones that ask to play in that day Clearly a star player who can just ask the organizers for a dubs WC and immediately receive it... would have no problem also asking them to play in the first or second day in this kind of situation. Nothing unusual here
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It's a Premier 5 though, where all players go. Not a Premier or an International and she's no Serena.

IDK, but I have my reservations here that she asked specifically to play singles on Monday and Doubles on Tuesday.


As for doubles, any tournament of any category would give a doubles WC to a top 5 singles player without too much hesitation.
Yesterday 10:18 PM
Not A Fan
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightcrawl3r View Post
some seeds have to play Monday / earlier than the others in these kind of tournaments. It happens all the time.
Yes and usually those seeds are the ones that ask to play in that day Clearly a star player who can just ask the organizers for a dubs WC and immediately receive it... would have no problem also asking them to play in the first or second day in this kind of situation. Nothing unusual here


Pics from Wuhan and one from the USO





Yesterday 02:02 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

Not good . (the withdrawal) .

I don't think Halep necessarily wanted to play earlier, as she kept indicating about problems in adapting to the conditions, but some seeds have to play Monday / earlier than the others in these kind of tournaments. It happens all the time.
Yesterday 01:09 PM
Rads101
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

^ To be fair, Simo is playing doubles tomorrow, so playing the day after shouldn't have been so "unfair" to Irina. What was unfair, was that he doubles was scheduled for today i/o tomorrow (though she might have withdrawn anyway). Anyway, her odds wouldn't have been much higher tomorrow anyway... It's maybe just a pity she didn't get to play doubles either (she might have won at least one round).
Yesterday 12:45 PM
Not A Fan
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

So late in the season it gets harder to recover after long three setters. Probably couldn't recover properly after yesterdays battle. Some good points here and there but you could see she wasn't fully fit, I was wondering from the beginning why she was serving so poor Organizers really favored Halep with the schedule, making Irina play two days in a row in order to give Simona tomorrow off before R3.

Withdrew from dubs as well
Yesterday 11:19 AM
Rads101
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

Had to retire at 3-6 0-2 down due to some problems with the lower back. It looked like something happened towards the end of the 1st set, as she was holding her back a few times around the 3-5 game. Took an MTO between sets, played pretty well (in spite of getting broken) for two more games, but when she had to serve again she couldn't. I guess that means no doubles either.

It's indeed very good (for her morale) that she managed to bag that R1 win though.

Get well for Beijing!
Sep 25th, 2016 07:16 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

Much needed win. Kulichkova had *5-3, 30-15 and MP at 6-5* in the 2nd set.

Halep next, tomorrow, 3rd match on Center Court. Live on Digi Sport Romania as well.
Sep 24th, 2016 04:28 PM
soimu
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

Elizaveta Kulichkova will be the Wuhan R1 opponent.
The Russian qualified by defeating Gibbs and Riske with the same score 2-1.
Go Irina !
Sep 22nd, 2016 07:37 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

I wanted to say something, but that face almost made me shed a tear . Better luck in Wuhan maybe .
Sep 22nd, 2016 07:04 PM
Not A Fan
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

Poor Irina Took this loss pretty bad it seems...




Pics from WTA Seoul





Sep 22nd, 2016 10:00 AM
Not A Fan
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

She was playing really good after the first set but seemed she lost focus when she was a break up, especially when she served at 32. Still, it was not like she was playing alone. Cepelova is not a bad player, you don't win against Serena, Muguruza and Halep just by accident. She didn't miss a shot in the last games and Irina was feeling the pressure.

Also I didn't like that Irina didn't shake hands with the umpire just because a few close calls went for her opponent at the end
Sep 22nd, 2016 09:26 AM
Rads101
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

^ Called it. Sort of...

That ego pampering combined with the final question crawled unto her mind and probably messed up her "i gotta get out of this slump" mentality that she probably started the tournament with.

Lost 3-6 6-4 3-6, after being 3-1 up in the 3rd.

I don't know if it was more the presser, the DF's, or some questionable umpiring in the 3rd as someone mentioned... maybe a little bit of all; but it looks like she may have lost it on a mental level. If it's the presser, she should learn to not give a rat's eye for all the bull* one often gets at these small tournaments interviews.

Better luck next week... Bigger and more relevant tournament, so please prepare well and forget about this.
Sep 21st, 2016 07:32 AM
Rads101
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

^ That was some dangerous ego-pampering from the Korean press. I hope it doesn't get to her before the next match.

And I was surprised (South) Koreans don't speak much English.

Anyway... if they didn't want their #1 to get such "beating" in R1, they should have given Irina a BYE.
Sep 20th, 2016 10:09 PM
Not A Fan
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

Good win against the local Hope she can take a revenge in the next round over Cepelova who beat her pretty badly in the only meeting so far.

Press conference after the match... pretty awkward when they asked her if she wasn't "too harsh" today on Jang, the korean no 1



Sep 20th, 2016 12:58 PM
soimu
Re: Irina-Camelia Begu Cheering Thread!

Seoul R1
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) [23] - Jang Su Jeong (KOR) [171] 6-2 6-1
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