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Old Jan 11th, 2013, 05:27 AM   #25
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Re: Romania Choker/Fighter Thread

Year-End results 2012

Chokes

Sydney:
Sofia Arvidsson def. Alexandra Dulgheru 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, Alexandra led by a break in the 2nd and had a MP at 6*-5.

Hobart:
Angelique Kerber def. Sorana Cirstea 6-0 3-6 7-5, Sorana blew 5-2* and 2 MPs at 5*-3

Indian Wells:
Aleksandra Wozniak def. Monica Niculescu 4-6 6-3 6-4, Monica blew a 4*-0 lead in the 3rd
Heather Watson def. Sorana Cirstea 6-3 3-6 7-6, Sorana blew a 5-0* lead in the 3rd and 2MPs at 5-4
Marion Bartoli def. Simona Halep 6-4 7-6, Simona blew 8 SPs in the 2nd set

Barcelona:
Yuliya Beygelzimer def. Alexandra Cadantu 6-3 7-6(4), Alexandra had 3 SPs at 5-4* in the 2nd set, but couldn't convert.

Madrid:
Lourdes Dominguez-Lino def. Monica Niculescu 6-0 7-6(6), Monica blew 6*-5 40-0 and further SPs in the TB
Anabel Medina Garrigues def. Sorana Cirtsea 6-1 3-6 7-5, Sorana 0/7 on BPs in the 3rd to AMG's 1/1 (1st MP on DF)

French Open:
Nina Bratchikova def. Monica Niculescu 0-6 6-3 6-3, Monica led H2H 3-0 against a player who has lost 9 of her last 10 matches, completely lost plot after the early bagel.

s'Hertogenbosch:
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.

Montreal:
Samatha Stsour def. Simona Halep 7-5 4-4 Ret., Simona wasted a 5-1 lead in record time and was able to play a competitive second set until the retirement.

US Open:
Silvia Soler-Espinosa def. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4 7-6(5), Begu wasted a 5-2 lead in the 2nd set tiebreak. Of course this loss was a back-up followed by the victory against a Top 10 player.

Tokyo:
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.

Linz:
Petra Martic def. Sorana CÓrstea 6-4 6-3. Sorana finishing the match with a 0/10 BP conversion.

Asuncion:
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.




Fights

Miami:
Sorana Cirstea def. Iveta Benesova 4-6 7-5 7-6, Sorana came back from break down in both sets, saving numerous BPs in the decider
Irina-Camelia Begu def. Lucie Hradecka 4-6 7-5 6-2, Irina saved 2 MPs at 5-4 in the 2nd set.

Fes:
Irina-Camelia Begu def. Svetlana Kuznetsova 1-6 7-5 3-2 Ret., Irina saved a MP at 5-2 in the 2nd.

Brussels:
Simona Halep def. Jelena Jankovic 6-2 3-6 7-6(3), Simona saved 3 MPs, 2 at 5*-3 and 1 at 5-4*.
Simona Halep def. Dominika Cibulkova 0-6 6-4 6-3, fighting back impressively even through the rain breaks.

Bad Gastein:
Irina-Camelia Begu def. Katrin Woerle 7-5 1-6 6-3, Irina trailed by 0-2 and 1*-3 0-40 in the final set.

s'Hertorgenbosch
Monica Niculescu def. Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova 7-6(6) 6-3, Monica saved a SP in the 1st set tiebreak, as well as 6/7 BPs of her opponent.

Tashkent
Irina-Camelia Begu def. Galina Voskoboeva 3-6 7-6(1) 7-5, Irina-Camelia saved 2 BPs at 5-5 in the 2nd, came back from 2-5 15-30 in the decider, broke her opponent on her 1st BP in the 3rd and saved 4 GPs just to break her again to serve it out at 6-5.


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ITF circuit:
Only honourable mentions because most of the results can't be followed on livescores.

100k Cali:
Alexandra Dulgheru def. Lourdes Dominguez-Lino 3-6 6-2 7-5, saving 3 MPs at 2-5* in the deciding set, winning 5 games in a row to win the match.

100k Bucharest:
Raluca Olaru def. Virginie Razzano 2-6 6-2 7-6(2) after trailing 2*-5 in the decider and saving 2 MPs at 5*-6 to achieve her biggest result for some time.

Moscow:
Simona Halep def. Nadezda Petrova 3-6 7-5 7-5. Simona won after trailing by a set and 0-2 breaking her opponent's serve whenever she had a chance to do so.
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