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Old Apr 20th, 2014, 12:39 PM   #796
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Re: Fed Cup

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Dolce Sport interviewing everyone they can get on camera, including Cristina Dinu. Do they ask why she hasn't been playing lately? Nah, just her thoughts on Halep-Ivanovic head:wall.

I think Sorana should do well in her next game. She seems to play well with the crowd behind her & I don't think it's coincidence she played some of her best tennis yesterday or last year in Toronto which turned into a home tournament for her.
Chill , they probably don't even know who Dinu is , how old is she or what place in the WTA Rankings she occupies .

Would interview even the homeless for a little more "audience"

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Old Apr 20th, 2014, 12:40 PM   #797
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Re: Fed Cup

Sorana may or may not win.... but we can count on Moni and Irina to save the day if it comes to that!

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49 ue uau. I don't remember when she had last time so many ue. For sure she wasn't 100% fit to play with a good player today.
lol... even Sori had less yesterday in three sets ))))
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Chill , they probably don't even know who Dinu is , how old is she or what place in the WTA Rankings she occupies .

Would interview even the homeless for a little more "audience"
They introduced her a top 200 player and Fed cup reserve player, so they did have some clue. I was probably asking for too much thinking they could click on 'activity' on the ITF site and notice she hasn't played for a while. Could risk injuring a pinky finger with all that mouse clicking
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49 ue uau. I don't remember when she had last time so many ue. For sure she wasn't 100% fit to play with a good player today. For sure she will look better in Stuttgart. Now Sorana save the day girl please!
90 minutes between finishing off Bojana today, and then facing big-hitting Ivanovic is brutal. Ana had been well-rested for 24 hours while Simo was clearly flat. That's why, in WTA events, if players have to play twice in a day, there's usally a 5 or 6 hour break.
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They introduced her a top 200 player and Fed cup reserve player, so they did have some clue. I was probably asking for too much thinking they could click on 'activity' on the ITF site and notice she hasn't played for a while. Could risk injuring a pinky finger with all that mouse clicking
Well , the wrong clues (as expected). Not a top 200 player in this period and not a reserve Fed Cup player this year . Cadantu, Olaru and Dulgheru were the reserves.

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Old Apr 20th, 2014, 12:51 PM   #801
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Well , the wrong clues (as expected). Not a top 200 player in this period and not a reserve Fed Cup player this year . Cadantu, Olaru and Dulgheru were the reserves.

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They actually said Fed Cup team member, as she played in 2013 for Romania
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Re: Fed Cup

Let's hope that Sorana will hold her nerves. Serving good so far.

I wouldn't read much into Simona's loss. The conditions were tough for her.
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Re: Fed Cup

As for Simona, hate to say this but the thing that stands out is that the pressure of being the favorite in these Fed Cup matches does more bad to her than good. She was 6-0 in singles before this year and after her top 10 debut she's 3-2. Not so great. And I don't think playing 3 sets and a half in one day is the reason, as her father and commentators wanted to let us believe. Someone just likes being a dark horse
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Old Apr 20th, 2014, 01:09 PM   #804
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Re: Fed Cup

Does Jovanovski talk to herself as she hits the ball, or is that "just" an elaborate grunt?
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Re: Fed Cup

At this level, between two top players every little thing counts! Even things like changing the racket before/after new balls, that to me always seem crazy... so having more rest is definably a big competitive advantage that can make the difference in a close encounter.
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Re: Fed Cup

Is obvious that Bojana is tired. If Sorana only keeps this lvl she will win the match without problems.
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Re: Fed Cup

Oh Sori you didn't hold.
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As for Simona, hate to say this but the thing that stands out is that the pressure of being the favorite in these Fed Cup matches does more bad to her than good. She was 6-0 in singles before this year and after her top 10 debut she's 3-2. Not so great. And I don't think playing 3 sets and a half in one day is the reason, as her father and commentators wanted to let us believe. Someone just likes being a dark horse
It is a reason. Playing 2 matches within 90 minutes against to completely different players is taxing. Not to mention, she was playing a solid top 20 opponent who had a full 24 hours of rest. It was clear as day Simo was flat and sluggish. She didn't have the zip on her shots, and her movement was slower than usual. She had glimpses of her best form, but was unable to maintain it.

Same thing can be said about Jovanovski in her match against Sorana.
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Old Apr 20th, 2014, 01:35 PM   #809
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It is a reason. Playing 2 matches within 90 minutes against to completely different players is taxing. Not to mention, she was playing a solid top 20 opponent who had a full 24 hours of rest. It was clear as day Simo was flat and sluggish. She didn't have the zip on her shots, and her movement was slower than usual. She had glimpses of her best form, but was unable to maintain it.

Same thing can be said about Jovanovski in her match against Sorana.
Simona returned short and was slower than usual also in her first match today against BoJo, when she was supposedly fresh. I think the fact that Simona was protecting her injured ankle in the last 2-3 weeks (Ruzici said that she was even forbidden to run or ride the bike) has more to do with her loss today (and the form she showed) than the tiredness factor you all mention. I'm not saying it's easy to play two different opponents in less than 2 hours, but when you're 5th in the world this shouldn't be an issue. That's all
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Re: Fed Cup

Peak Sori in that last game from 0-30
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