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Naomi Gets a Nice Warm Bath (Kiki Mladenovic)

First match back following a double grand slam and major coaching drama can be tricky, but Naomi manages to get probably the easiest second round match humanly possible in Dubai (Kiki Maldenovic).

Naomi has to thank the Dubai organizers for granting a wild card to Fatma Al Nabhani in the main draw, which enabled Kiki to actually post a win in a WTA singles event.

This is great for Naomi, Kiki, and Al Nabhani (who should really be contesting club matches against Alexandra Stevenson), so everybody wins!
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You don't want to undermine your opponent and be too confident. It's Kiki's home slam.
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It is a match Naomi should win but I don't look past any opponent. Kristina has been poor for a while but you never know in sports.
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It is a match Naomi should win but I don't look past any opponent. Kristina has been poor for a while but you never know in sports.
Me too. This Match is all about where Naomi's mind is. If it's on the job she wins, if it's not she'll have a real dogfight on her hands.
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It is a match Naomi should win but I don't look past any opponent. Kristina has been poor for a while but you never know in sports.
If Kiki manages to even get a set, then maybe Bajin was actually doing something
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Yes, it could have been trickier. Kiki had a poor 2018 in singles but she is a talented player and might fancy her chances in a match where she has nothing to lose. All eyes will be on Naomi.
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Great opening post....I have that earmarked as my very first signature post if Kiki beats her, you'll never live it down
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Watch Caitriona Mladenovic beat her in 2 now

"Sometimes we've wondered if Martina actually knew what she was saying. Maybe it was her age or inexperience or something got lost in the translation. But I don't know. She comes out with something astounding and then just stares at you like, 'What did I say?' But then she'll have that glint in her eye."
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If Kiki manages to even get a set, then maybe Bajin was actually doing something
already done (6-3 Kiki at the moment )
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nice jinx


It's rather a cold bath so far ....
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6-3 6-3

Kiki is winning RG y'all
she's coming back with vengeance
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Best thread ever!
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Naomi doesn't like warm baths. Thanks
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Anyone shocked? Osaka does pretty poorly in the majority of tournaments she has played.
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First match back following a double grand slam and major coaching drama can be tricky, but Naomi manages to get probably the easiest second round match humanly possible in Dubai (Kiki Maldenovic).

Naomi has to thank the Dubai organizers for granting a wild card to Fatma Al Nabhani in the main draw, which enabled Kiki to actually post a win in a WTA singles event.

This is great for Naomi, Kiki, and Al Nabhani (who should really be contesting club matches against Alexandra Stevenson), so everybody wins!

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