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Old Feb 18th, 2013, 05:17 PM   #91
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

another terrible loss following last week Stephens just has trouble keeping focused during her matches. We've seen plenty of matches she should have won after having the lead but somehow found a way to screw it up. I think she'll do better during the IW/Miami swing
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Old Feb 18th, 2013, 05:21 PM   #92
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

Wait a minute, this is the lady that several weeks ago beat Serena!! This can't be!!!
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Old Feb 18th, 2013, 05:25 PM   #93
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

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Really? I'm not a fan of either player but I would have expected Stephens to win this.
I view it from the standpoint that Cirstea has a few more pro years of experience than Stephens, thus a better nuanced feel for what she need to do to win. Conversely, Stephens, though talented, feels that she's better than she actually is, which is probably why she was frustrated out there.
I do believe that Stephens is talented, but also that she needs to polish whatever weapons will allow her to exploit her strengths. To me, her strength is a net game, but she's trying to play a baseline game.
Also, I agree with others who stated that her rank (and 'image') is inflated due to her recent AO run.
Defeating an injured Serena made people over-hype her abilities and this is why I said..."Expected".
Sloane just needs to forget about feeding into her own hype and concentrate on improving her game, and the rest will follow.

P.S.
I forgot to include one of her most glaring weakness...

She is one of the most mentally deficient players of the most recent up-n-comers.
That's a tough one to overcome, but with time,and titles under her belt, she should be able to be a solid top 10 player in a season or two.
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

People shocked for Sloane maybe this is the rise of Cirstea




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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

Sloane

But congrats to Sorana on the win
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

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Expected.
Why all the surprised responses to this loss?
a top100 player losing to Cirstea should be always unexpected.
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

And people said she is responsible for the changing of the guards....puhlease
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

Oh Sloane and her little girls go home early comment
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

Not expected but it's not surprise neither. These days Sloane is the most overrated player in tour.
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

Well, Sloane's bandwagon has deteriorated so fast and painful
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Old Feb 18th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #101
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

But, but, but, but....she was the new star of the WTA!!!
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Old Feb 18th, 2013, 06:47 PM   #102
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

Oh my gosh, I'm so totally shocked in my boots.
This is like Serena losing in the first round.
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

Sorana is better than Sloane
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Re: Dubai R1: Upset? Sorana Cirstea def. Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-3 6-2

Sorana Love her game when she's playing well.
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LOL at the stats. 15 winners and 51 UEs for Sloane
Sloane has 0 fuks to give in WTA tournaments. Someone needs to tell that child she isn't good enough to only focus on slams
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