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FED CUP SF: Halep def. Mladenovic 63 61(ROU leads 1-0)

Kiki didn't play bad at all but Fed Cup really brings the best out of Simona!
Next Garcia-Buzarnescu
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Re: FED CUP SF: Halep def. Mladenovic 63 61(ROU leads 1-0)

This really is one of those "Way closer than the score shows" matches. Kiki was really there until about the last 2 games.
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Re: FED CUP SF: Halep def. Mladenovic 63 61(ROU leads 1-0)

Kiki tried but it was not enough vs such a good Halep

LOT OF WORK to do, hopefully she'll be improving in the next weeks, months with Bajin help
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Is he in Rouen?
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The surface was bad for a while, it disadvantaged Halep big in the first set. Then Halep stated to play really well. There is big difference between these two players, Bajin is kinda losing his time with Kiki. Well, I hope Mladenovic will prove us wrong and can enter the top.

Next is Caro Garcia who is favourite against Miki Buzarnescu.

Beautiful atmosphere in the attendance from both sides, and a sold out!
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Re: FED CUP SF: Halep def. Mladenovic 63 61(ROU leads 1-0)

bad scoreline for the new Kiki
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Re: FED CUP SF: Halep def. Mladenovic 63 61(ROU leads 1-0)

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bad scoreline for the new Kiki
The new Kiki starts... right now.
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Is he in Rouen?
no I don't think he is, didn't see him in the crowd
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Re: FED CUP SF: Halep def. Mladenovic 63 61(ROU leads 1-0)

Despite displaying today her best tennis in a long while, Kiki looks like a lost bet; it seems she can't upset the top players in the tour.
In the next seasons I'd rather figure her less on courts and more in the stands cheering for Thiem. Slowly she will transform in a WAG.

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Halep is another Cibulkova, some TOP 12 or TOP 10 for some shorter time. Her body is a big disadvantage, she is too small for being a part of TOP 10 tennis.
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Re: FED CUP SF: Halep def. Mladenovic 63 61(ROU leads 1-0)

Simona !

She is a great Fed Cup player.
High quality and very motivated
She wants the Fed Cup title this year !
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The surface is so bouncy in Rouen, can't believe it!
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It seems that Romania played like home in Rouen, with 1200-1500 fans in the stands.

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Re: FED CUP SF: Halep def. Mladenovic 63 61(ROU leads 1-0)

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Despite displaying today her best tennis in a long while, Kiki looks like a lost bet; it seems she can't upset the top players in the tour.
In the next seasons I'd rather figure her less on courts and more in the stands cheering for Thiem. Slowly she will transform in a WAG.
Last I checked Mladenovic did upset a top player only two months ago, the number 1 player actually, Naomi Osaka, so you are being way over-dramatic right now.

Kiki played great but Halep was on another level today, not a whole lot she could have done today. The harder Halep pushed her, the more UEs came out of her. Not many players can hang with this Halep on clay, Mladenovic despite having a positive H2H until today (now 3-3) was never among those players. Not even at her peak when she did manage to take a set from Halep in the 2017 Madrid final (and even that was a very close tiebreak).

Let's not even go into the surface discussion again, it's like the French federation wants Romania to be in the final instead of the country they're supposed to represent. And it's not even the type of indoor clay she seems to hate, which makes this choice all the more bizarre. Why give the best female player in the world on clay the surface she so loves when you're supposed to want to win this rubber?
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