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Aug 20th, 2016 10:53 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

I don't like this gap either. I don't want her turned into a Doubles specialist (too soon).

Great partner, but IDK how much Mirza will care. She's currently in Cincy Final (to be played tomorrow) , battling with the recently "divorced" teammate Hingis for #1 .
Aug 20th, 2016 10:48 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Managed to beat Garcia/Mlad but lost the quarterfinal to Team Servebot - Goerges/Pliskova

There's a bit of a gap opening up now between Monica's singles and dubs ranking. As a result she didn't make the MD in singles and is only playing dubs in New Haven. Vania's not there but still, it's fair to say Monica got herself a pretty decent partner...

Connecticut Open
Doubles Draw


Dabrowski/Martinez Sanchez v Bertens/Larsson
Irigoyen/Kalashnikova v (3)Klepac/Srebotnik
Jurak/An.Rodionova v Arruabarrena/Knoll
(wc)Chirico/Riske v (2)Mirza/Niculescu
Aug 17th, 2016 12:45 AM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

But also struggled to hold serve, actually didn't hold serve at all in the second set. Not a great sign, even if the serve wasn't really Monica's strong point even without back probs... so might not mean anything after all.

Teamed up again with Queen Vania for Cincy and looks like for the whole US swing Good win 76 63 in R1 against Liang/Wang, R2 against 1st seeds Garcia/Mlad
Aug 14th, 2016 01:35 PM
ioana_sk8r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Lost to Nara in two close sets yesterday, but hopefully the fact she kept in close in the second is a good sign and means her back is starting to feel better
Aug 13th, 2016 05:17 PM
simostorm
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

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Originally Posted by Not A Fan View Post
Western & Southern Open - Cincinnati
Qualifying Draw


(12)Monica Niculescu (ROU) v Kurumi Nara (JPN)
Karin Knapp (ITA) v (18)Camila Giorgi (ITA)
Tough draw vs 2 runners like Nara and Giorgi who will test her back. I hope she is careful and not go over the limits.
Aug 13th, 2016 04:43 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

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Originally Posted by Nightcrawl3r View Post
She barely trained after she played full force in women's doubles . IDK what to expect here.
I have no expectations for singles... maybe a few matches in dubs if she signs up. Just hopefully she can train well during this week and do her back exercises to be as fit as possible in NYC
Aug 13th, 2016 04:15 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

She barely trained after she played full force in women's doubles . IDK what to expect here.

And her coach Ciorbagiu is still in Romania ... (comenteaza Murray - Nishikori pe TVR HD)
Aug 13th, 2016 04:10 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Remained in Rio even with a day lost because of the rain but just before the mixt match she and Mergea decided to withdraw as he had also made the dubs final, to be played the following day

Anyway, even with the injury messing things up again, hope Monica enjoyed her experience at the Olympic Games Back to the tour now...

Western & Southern Open - Cincinnati
Qualifying Draw


(12)Monica Niculescu (ROU) v Kurumi Nara (JPN)
Karin Knapp (ITA) v (18)Camila Giorgi (ITA)
Aug 9th, 2016 05:57 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Mixt draw is out. Monica didn't play mixt in like years, she only has one win in 2010 with Tecau and one other win in 2009 with Andrei Pavel . Good luck


Rio Olympic Games
Mixt Doubles Main Draw


Niculescu/Mergea (ROU) v. Suarez Navarro/Ferer (ESP)
Stosur/Peers (AUS) v. (4)Mirza/Bopanna (IND)
Bertens/Rojer (NED) v. V. Williams/Ram (USA)
Vinci/Fognini (ITA) v. (2)Mladenovic/Herbert (FRA)
Aug 9th, 2016 02:56 AM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Another chance in mixed .

https://twitter.com/danielradutenis/...44496044232705

Aug 9th, 2016 02:36 AM
Tennis Fool
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Monica
Aug 8th, 2016 04:39 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Probably woke up with the back killing her after playing yesterday late in the evening the dubs first round match, hard fought 3-set loss 75 46 36 Was pretty cloudy and rainy yesterday evening in Rio as well.

Probably won't be able to play mixt now as well

le. A decision regarding dubs will be taken after medical evaluation.

Comitetul Olimpic si Sportiv Roman
Tenis - Monica Niculescu nu va juca cu Kuznetsova din motive medicale. O decizie privind evolutia de la dublu mixt pentru Niculescu se va lua dupa o noua evaluare medicala. Sportiva este supusa unui tratament fizioterapeutic chiar in aceste momente ‪#‎TeamRomania‬ ‪#‎rio2016‬
Aug 8th, 2016 04:25 PM
ioana_sk8r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Just saw that on the schedule page
Aug 8th, 2016 04:18 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)



Niculescu withdraws from singles
A second walkover of the day sees Romania's Monica Niculescu pull out of her second round clash with Svetlana Kuznetsova in the women's singles with a lower back injury.
Aug 7th, 2016 06:31 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

So it's Kuznetsova in R2 tomorrow. Really difficult and surprisingly they have never met before

Also the stats from the first round... good serving, decent winners count maybe a bit too many UE's:



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Originally Posted by Nightcrawl3r View Post
It was true at those moments, given that she arrived hours before the match . They'll wait to see what next days bring before signing up for mixed.
Well, perhaps... given that there was never any official news from her side, I wouldn't want to speculate. All that's important now is that she indeed plays singles, dubs and intents to sign up for mixt also.... so basically what she said from the very beginning
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