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Old Nov 11th, 2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Biggest Romanian Choke of 2012

Hobart, QF:
Angelique Kerber def. Sorana Cirstea 6-0 3-6 7-5, Sorana blew a 5-2* lead with 2 MPs at 5*-3, DFed to get broken.

Indian Wells, R2:
Aleksandra Wozniak def. Monica Niculescu 4-6 6-3 6-4, Monica blew a 4*-0 lead in the 3rd

Indian Wells, R2:
Heather Watson def. Sorana Cirstea 6-3 3-6 7-6(4), Sorana blew a 5-0* lead in the 3rd and 2MPs at 5-4

Indian Wells, R3:
Marion Bartoli def. Simona Halep 6-4 7-6(6), Simona blew 8 SPs in the 2nd set

Madrid, R1:
Lourdes Dominguez-Lino def. Monica Niculescu 6-0 7-6(6), Monica blew a 6*-5 40-0 and 2 SPs at 6-4 in the TB

s'Hertogenbosch, R2:
Francesca Schiavone def. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2 2-6 7-6(8), Irina-Camelia led by 4-2 40-30 in the final set and had 6 consecutive MPs at 6-0 in the final set tiebreak, as well as 2 further ones at 7-6 and 8-7

Tokyo, R2:
Nadia Petrova def. Simona Halep 7-6(4) 6-0. Halep lead by a break twice in the 1st set and had a SP at 5-3*, couldn't convert, failed to win a single point on serve in the TB and completely collapsed afterwards.

Asuncion, F:
Veronica Cepede Royg def. Raluca Olaru 5-7 7-6(7) 6-2. Raluca led 7-5 4-2 and had 2 consecutive MPs at 6-4 in the 2nd set tiebreak.

Bercuit, F:
Thiemo De Bakker def. Victor Hanescu 6-4 3-6 7-5. Victor led 4-2* 40-0 and 5*-3 in the final set. Wasted 1 MP at 5-3 and 2 MPs at 5-4.

Australian Open, SF:
Bryan/Bryan def. Lindstedt/Tecau 4-6 6-3 7-6(5). The Romanian/Swedish pairing led by 5*-2 in the final set tiebreak with 2 serves on their own, dropping the next 5 points in a row.



Honourable mentions:

Most can be seen in the Choker Thread

Gstaad, R1: Lopez def. Ungur 2-6 6-4 7-6(6). Adrian wasted 1 MP at 6-5 in the 3rd set tiebreak.

Noticeable Semi-chokes:

Palermo, R2: Alexandra Cadantu def. Alize Cornet 6-3 5-7 6-2. Alexandra wasted 4 MPs at 5-4* in the 2nd set, but was able to prevail because of her better fitness.

Irina-Camelia's Linz Run:
QR1: Choked from 7-6 5-2 MPs up against Rezai
QR2: Choked from 6-1 4*-1 and MPs up against Voegele
R2: Choked from 6-4 5-4 and 6-3 up in the tiebreak against Bertens.
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