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Apr 26th, 2017 07:44 PM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Trying a new sport:
https://streamable.com/sz5ks

Apr 17th, 2017 10:10 PM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

She posted a comment on Instagram:

"A tough night and day for me. Sorry to everyone who came to watch and support me today to watch my finals. I'd like to thank you all and also the tournament and all it's staff for making it such a good week."

Still no idea exactly what was wrong. Sounds like a virus or food poisoning. It was enough to keep her away from the final and the trophy ceremony.
Apr 16th, 2017 06:31 PM
angie/sofya
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Just read there is a walkover, hopefully nothing serious
Apr 16th, 2017 05:08 PM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

It seems Sofya is unwell and has had to pull out of the final. Khazaniuk is playing an exhibition match against Michaela Honcova instead.

Hope it's nothing serious and she gets well soon. How unlucky!
Apr 16th, 2017 12:59 PM
HuHu
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Apr 16th, 2017 10:55 AM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

SF: [3] Sofya Zhuk def. [7] Katie Swan 6-4 6-1

That was a performance where Sofya got better as the match went on (and Katie possibly got worse).

Her first serve was very good, really set up her points for her. The second serve is still a little attackable but she was winning a similar level on it to Katie.

And with her groundstrokes, particularly in the second set she was moving the ball around and hitting very flat into the corners. She was also employing a tactic of occasionally throwing in moonballs to push Katie back and then trying to flatten it out for a winner - didn't always work and she was doing it less towards the end.

Sonya played the big points better. There were lots of close games but she almost always got herself out of trouble. Converted most of her BPs and saved most of the ones Katie got.

Katie was having some trouble with her right arm which may have affected her as the second set wore on. She eventually was trying to serve and volley to change things up. Sonya actually won the last 11 points in a row.

Faces top seed Deniz Khazaniuk in the final.
Apr 16th, 2017 06:45 AM
RR-87
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Sofya in the final
Apr 16th, 2017 12:27 AM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

I guess it must have rained there after all.
Apr 16th, 2017 12:18 AM
HuHu
Re: Sofya Zhuk

https://www.facebook.com/canaldeteni...2641481493584/ Stream is on.
Apr 15th, 2017 11:39 PM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

SF: Zhuk v Swan

Katie broke in the opening game, then Sofya broke back immediately. They were 20 minutes in, on serve at 3-2* when the match was halted.

No idea why. The weather reports there are good, say little chance of rain.

Can't see a livestream for it so no clue what's going on.
Apr 15th, 2017 03:57 PM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Quote:
Originally Posted by HuHu View Post
35:17
Hostile crowd?
Apr 15th, 2017 12:37 PM
Poltergeist
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Sonya get that title gurl
Apr 15th, 2017 12:32 PM
HuHu
Re: Sofya Zhuk



35:17
Apr 15th, 2017 12:37 AM
angie/sofya
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Sofya somehow managed to turn the turnaround in set 3 and won 6:1 3:6 6:4
Apr 14th, 2017 11:57 PM
angie/sofya
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Second set lost 3:6
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