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Aug 26th, 2016 04:16 PM
Spiritof42
Re: Anna Blinkova!

Anna lost to (Q)Giovine 6-1 5-7 1-6

The serve was a problem throughout the match (she faced 9 BPs in the first set alone even though she was only broken once). The second set was a mess - Anna took a 3-1 lead but fatigue was already becoming a factor, and from that point on she only managed to hold serve once (!) for the rest of the match. Watching the stream, it was fairly obvious to me that despite her stellar three-set record, she needed to win it in straight sets this time; in the decider, she predictably ran out of gas and lost 6 games in a row.

I found Giovine's behavior somewhat annoying - her part-time grunting was really over-the-top at times, and her loud celebrations felt like an attempt to intimidate her much younger opponent more than anything else.
Aug 26th, 2016 07:16 AM
Spiritof42
Re: Anna Blinkova!

Good win over top seed and Antalya-10K-GOAT Dinu, despite choking the first set away

Improves on her already excellent three-set record. I wasn't sure she'd have the energy to mount that kind of comeback, well done.
Aug 26th, 2016 12:48 AM
vodnar
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Aug 25th, 2016 11:16 PM
vodnar
Re: Anna Blinkova!

Blinky def. #1 Cristina Dinu 6(5):7, 6:2, 6:2

she is 11:2 at three-setter's this year

The first set she had lost unnecessarily, she was 5:3 up and also in TB 3:0 and 5:3, but temporarily she lost the concentration. But no problem in further course she was focused and has controlled the match.
Aug 24th, 2016 04:58 AM
HuHu
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Aug 23rd, 2016 08:18 AM
Spiritof42
Re: Anna Blinkova!

Anna (and Olesya Pervushina) are making headlines on the ITF website

Blinkova and Pervushina record career-best wins


No rest for Anna as she's already back in action today. She's entered the 25K in Bagnatica (Italy), which is played on clay (Westende was on hard). In R1, she'll face Emilie Francati, a 19 yo qualifier from Denmark (with an Italian-sounding surname )

Not expecting her to go far this week, especially on clay, but GL to her
Aug 22nd, 2016 05:22 AM
Northstar
Re: Anna Blinkova!

Its a good title
Aug 21st, 2016 07:52 PM
vodnar
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Aug 21st, 2016 04:27 PM
Tennis Fool
Re: Anna Blinkova!

Really impressive match for her first hardcourt title

Now will break the Top 300, provisionally at #285 after the US Open. On the march for AO qualies.
Aug 21st, 2016 03:08 PM
Spiritof42
Re: Anna Blinkova!

She was? Wow, that's some comeback, especially in a final!

I only started following the score after the end of Olesya's match and missed most of the first set
Aug 21st, 2016 02:55 PM
HuHu
Re: Anna Blinkova!

She was 5-0 down in the first set
Aug 21st, 2016 02:51 PM
Spiritof42
Re: Anna Blinkova!

Anna def. Grammatikopoulou in straight sets (7-5 6-2) to win her second pro title, and her first 25K

It's been a great week for the PPPPPs
Aug 20th, 2016 03:35 PM
Spiritof42
Re: Anna Blinkova!

Westende 25K SF: Anna d. Khazaniuk 6-3 6-2

She'll face (2)Grammatikopoulou for the title

Go Blinky!
Aug 19th, 2016 02:19 PM
Spiritof42
Re: Anna Blinkova!

Anna d. (4)Vrljic 6-3 2-6 6-3

Nice win over a very experienced opponent
Aug 18th, 2016 10:03 AM
Spiritof42
Re: Anna Blinkova!

Anna's back in action this week, playing 25K Westende where she had direct MD entry:

R32: Anna d. (WC)Daniel 6-3 6-2
R16: Anna d. (5)Boeykens 6-1 6-2


Will play veteran (4)Ana Vrljic (CHR 180) in the QF on Friday
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