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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 07:19 PM   #46
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Re: Around the world - and back into Top 50!!!

Joke quarter, seriously, and Errani in the semis whose state of health is still unknown.

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Old Feb 19th, 2012, 09:05 AM   #47
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Re: Around the world - and back into Top 50!!!

Big chance of winning this tournament for Sori
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Old Feb 19th, 2012, 03:46 PM   #48
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Re: Around the world - and back into Top 50!!!

a quite acceptable draw for Sori but she has to be careful and not underrate her opponents... the draw looks quite easy but Voegele can make her life tough and Babos has played well in Bogota so far anyway Sori has a big chance to go very deep in tournament....

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Old Feb 19th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #49
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Voegele troubled Lisicki and beat Jarka in recent matches, although Sorana is a different style of player and I'm confident she'll handle Voegele.
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Re: Around the world - and back into Top 50!!!

Everybody beats Jarka lately so..I think Sori will do well
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Old Feb 20th, 2012, 02:56 AM   #51
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GL Sori!!
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Re: Around the world - and back into Top 50!!!

hope there will be a stream but I don´t reckon much with that possibility.... anyway good luck and fingers crossed, Sori!

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Old Feb 21st, 2012, 06:50 AM   #53
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Re: Around the world - and back into Top 50!!!

Round one is gonna be a tough match for Sori. I saw Stefanie play a bit over this summer and she's a good player who is also a bit of an all court player with some nice volleying skills.
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Sori won 6-2 3-6 7-5

was up 3-0 in final set though.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2012, 02:31 AM   #55
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Re: Around the world - and back into Top 50!!!

Not surprised it would be a battle for Sori. A win's what counts
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Old Feb 22nd, 2012, 02:33 AM   #56
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Monterrey R1: (3)Sorana Cîrstea def. Stefanie Voegele 6-3 2-6 7-5

The most nervwrecking sh*t I've seen for a long time and being a proven fan of headcases this has to mean something, but let's start off from the beginning.

Set 1:
Both players struggling on the return so either one held serve pretty easily, when Sorana was able to break for the first time, followed by an immediate rebreak, until she took her 2nd BP at 4-3 to break the Swiss for the second time and eventually serve it out with an ace. Also saved a couple of BPs in the run to consolidate her break lead.

Set 2:
Sorana got the early break, but was unable to hold serve for the rest of the set going from decent Top 50 level to club tennis in about 2 minutes, giving it kind of up in the end with the dumbest errrors for a while.

Set 3:
Sorana back to her 1st set level going up 3*-0 by a double break, saving a couple of BPs on the way, just to let it go back to 3-3. Then the comedy began. Sorana missing 2 BPs to go up a break again, so that Stefanie was able to hold with her 4th game in a row to 4-3. I thought it was over and nearly felt confirmed by following BPs on Sorana's serve after very sloppy errors, however she hit GOAT mode all of a sudden again hitting 2 crushing baseline winners and an ace to make it 4-4. She was able to maintain her confidence in the following return game hitting further winners, but benefitting from 2 Swiss DFs in the end, 1 on BP. At 5-4 30:30, she completely misstimed a return from Voegele which she already thought to be out, even going for the fistpump just to get broken with another terrible error to 5-5. I thought once again, too much fail, that's it and Steffi cruised to a fast 40-0 lead. But for another time, I underestimated random GOATrana coming up with a couple of beautiful strokes to make it from 40-0 to BP when Voegele dumped a forehand smash in front of the open court into the middle of the net. Heck, Sorana serving for the match again getting 2 MPs. But fitting the match, the 1st one got saved by a Voegele netcord, still Sorana was somehow able to take the match on the 2nd try releasing me from that mental torture.

Brilliant comedy, but messy match throughout. Sorana swinging between world class and utter crap within her regular 5 minute intervals. However, Voegele was probably the toughest opponent she has to face until the semis, so I hope this very ugly win can boost her confidence to make it another good tournament.
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Re: Around the world - and back into Top 50!!!

I saw only the third set and it was, well let's say interesting . Frankly it was the worst set I watched Sorana played this year (if I don't take in consideration the last two sets from Errani match when she was suffering). But I give her credit because she made o long trip from Doha to Monterrey and there are also 9 hours difference in time zone.

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Re: Around the world - and back into Top 50!!!

Sori
I knew it was going to be tough and I could only follow livescores and she gave me a heart attack but she pulled through in the end
Babos shouldn't really trouble her but you never know with Sori...and Dulko is in serious trouble now against Mayr-Achleitner so this draw is looking better and better
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So I assume this tournament will only have live scores?
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no there was a stream
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