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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2019, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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ITF Dothan 1R: Kucova def Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Kucova R# 279 beats last weeks Bogota finalist Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Kucova a 28 y/o field filler, overweight and out of gas on the long points, still had enough to beat Sharma.

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Re: ITF Dothan 1R: Kucova def Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Sharma had little rest, considering she played finals in singles and doubles and had to travel from Bogotá and Kucova is a decent player.
She still has a bright future I think.
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Re: ITF Dothan 1R: Kucova def Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

a little setback indeed but I wouldn't read too much in that loss either
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Re: ITF Dothan 1R: Kucova def Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Kristina appeared without being heavily bandaged, which means, hopefully, that she was able to cure her knee problems. She's good player, who sure has a top 100 game on clay.

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Re: ITF Dothan 1R: Kucova def Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Kucova is talented with a unique game but her fitness and injuries have held her back. It's not as if Sharma was beating any world class players in Bogota, it was impressive solely because she's so green to the tour. Wasn't exactly an Andreescu Auckland run.
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Re: ITF Dothan 1R: Kucova def Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

You can watch these US ITF matches on the USTA site -- search for usta pro circuit live streaming -- then look for womens matches -- the video is small and you must hit the button at the bottom that looks like a flag to expand the video. The normal button for full screen doesn't work.
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Re: ITF Dothan 1R: Kucova def Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

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You can watch these US ITF matches on the USTA site -- search for usta pro circuit live streaming -- then look for womens matches -- the video is small and you must hit the button at the bottom that looks like a flag to expand the video. The normal button for full screen doesn't work.
THanks for letting us know.
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Re: ITF Dothan 1R: Kucova def Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

People underestimate how tough it is to come back to ITF's after having a great run at a "big" tournament, so this result is hardly a surprise. Especially considering that Kucova is by far not as bad as the OP makes her out to be.
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Re: ITF Dothan 1R: Kucova def Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

I can imagine that going from chilly mountains in Bogota to sea level air so humid you could drink it with no real adjustment time would be tricky. I was honestly surprised Astra ayed this week given she's down to play all the green clay US events.
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Kucova is solid on this surface. She qualified and won a few rounds at Charleston a few years ago.

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Re: ITF Dothan 1R: Kucova def Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Better player won.
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Re: ITF Dothan 1R: Kucova def Sharma 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Kucova just needs to stay healthy enough to play a full schedule - She's been derailed by injuries through her career but she can be a tricky player especially when she finds her rhythm. Mix that with Sharma surely being tired from a quick turnaround and probably not a big surprise really.
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