Falconi is solid, but Sabine should take this match in straight sets.
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Really should win R3 and another chance probably against Zvonareva who she's been close to beating but lost under unfortunate circumstances. Big chances for Sabine in New York, really hopes she takes them!
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I like her chances of making the QF. Sounds like Sabine is the only one who can beat herself when she plays Falconi. Plus, Bepa wasn't playing that great yesterday. Went to 3 sets against K Bond who Sabine beat in straights in Dallas no?
The "problem" is that Vera never plays great against Sabine, she played quite bad at RG and San Diego, well, just average like her whole season is but Sabine just couldn´t take advantage of it as she didn´t make the important points although she had all chances to win, I hope this changes this time, but she has to beat Falconi first anyway!
I'm not too upset about this loss, to be honest. They've lost to the Power of Love before and King/Shvedova were waiting in the next round anyway and I don't think they would have beaten them this time around. They're just not balanced enough to be a top-level double.