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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 05:41 AM   #31
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Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Let's hope she is drawing Cadantu at the Open so that at least one of the Romanian byes can win a match.

Although at this point I would favour Alexandra here because even she can throw in a serve and hit 2 balls without an easy error.
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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 07:43 AM   #32
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But not surprising after R1.
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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 07:47 AM   #33
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Sori's Hobart press conferences:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KU_YDcAVPg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSaSh4HRWWo
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Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Following a very used phrase on this forum, Sorana has weapons to hurt any opponent, but it seams that now she can hurt only ball kids, line judges or persons from attendance. I wish her to be drawn against Kvitova in 3rd round at AO just to see an UE's fest for the enjoyment of big hitter fans, but I really doubt that one of these two girls can win 2 matches in row at this moment.
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The sad thing is that Sorana in contrast to Kvitova for example, comes across as a very smart woman which makes the way in which she goes into these matches even more shocking.

A mess.
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Bad bad loss, but maybe that illness was a factor. lets wait and see what happens nxt week.
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Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Sorana seems to have upped her 1st serve %, but % of pts won on 1st serve is down so far this year. Is she making a conscious decision to take something off her 1st serve to get it in?
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Yes, the way she seems to be thoughtful offcourt but completely brainless oncourt is quite confusing.
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Old Jan 8th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #41
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Sorana seems to have upped her 1st serve %, but % of pts won on 1st serve is down so far this year. Is she making a conscious decision to take something off her 1st serve to get it in?
I only saw her match against Bratchikova and the serve is really her least problem.

She probably doesn't win many points on it, because if it isn't a service winner and the ball is back in play, her chances to win the point are quite slim for obvious reasons.
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Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

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Barely beat Bratchikova and got hammered by Davis?
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Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Drew Vandeweghe first round at the AO. Coco leads the h2h, 1-0. Based on her form, I expect Sorana's Melbourne trip to be short.
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Old Jan 11th, 2013, 01:56 AM   #45
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Well, CoCo is about as brainless as Sori and she's also an epic choker, so I'm not that pessimistic.
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