Re: Tsvetana Pironkova Cheering Thread! vol2
Truly depressing match to watch. I thought Niculescu may have to retire at 5-4 in the first set as she seemed to be having some weird breathing problems/chest pains and had an injury timeout. But she just continued to slice and float balls down the middle and wait for Tsvetana to hit the ball out.
I played a match like this at the local club last year -- opponent just kept getting the ball back using slices and lobs -- I couldn't get it past him. Then I tried to play his game. Same result as Tsveti, very frustrating.