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Victoria Came back from 2-5 down in the third set to save the tournament! Now the Italian Open doesn’t have to suffer the indignity of having Basiclina as vulture champion for the third time in a row!

Another fun stat - Svitolina won just 4 of 35 points on her second serve Pathetic for a top 10 player. Why don’t the other girls go after those puffballs the way Vika did today?!

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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Great result!!!
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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Dammit you guys, my thread title was much better!

Yes yes yes YEEEEESSSSS!!! Delicious choke. 900 points less for the pusher. And Vika finally a tough win going her way, on the slowest clay court of all time no less. Always keeps fighting.

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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Where is a Halep when you need one? I'm pretty sure that if it was Halep on the other side of the net, that hugely mishit drive volley from the net of Svitolina at 5-2, 40-30 with MP would have hit Halep at full speed at 3-4 meters outside the court
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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

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Even though it says that the last post in Live Commentary thread was 1 minute ago, when I open the thread, I cannot see any post posted in last 2-3 hours..Did anyone else face the same issue?
Livescore Thread Vikalume Vol. 8 was a mess too, basically all the posts from today's match disappear...
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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Oh my goodness 3 threads

Only saw the final set, a highly entertaining mess. Svitolina rushed out to a double break lead with *3-0 and was REALLY feeling her FH CC, she must have had like 10 winners from that shot alone in the final set. Then she slowly lost the plot and a breakfest ensued, which wasn't surprising. What WAS surprising was Svitolina hitting an atrocious drive volley while having MP at *5-2, then proceeding to stink up the court with errors. Once again showing how she fails to find a fine line between defense and aggression in important moments (also exemplified by the breadstick she ate in the second set, I assume).

Vika though was amazing after being gifted another look into the match and never looked back. 3rd Top 10 win this season for Vika, a good chance for the QF too with Collins/Muguruza next. Her level is pretty good apart from some concentration blips and her 2nd serve (so bad), she's been playing good matches but not having deep runs yet so we'll see. It's a matter of time. As for the 'Queen of Rome', coming back from injury is hard and she loses a shitload of points. No Top 8 seeding for her at RG.

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Victoria Came back from 2-5 down in the third set to save the tournament! Now the Italian Open doesn’t have to suffer the indignity of having Basiclina as vulture champion for the third time in a row!

Another fun stat - Svitolina won just 4 of 35 points on her second serve Pathetic for a top 10 player. Why don’t the other girls go after those puffballs the way Vika did today?!


Her 2nd serve is still so bad. So many girls with poor 2nd serves in Top 10, but you're right opponents haven't caught on to Svitolina's bad 2nd serve, or Osaka's—I think their powerful 1st serves deceive the others into thinking their 2nd serves are similarly strong when they ain't.

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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Svitolina and Zverev are really brother and sister separated: both masters, both glorious underperformers in majors, both struggling this season
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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

I absolutely love both but I was hoping for Vika to win because I need her to go on a roll and get back up ASAP.

I am happy that Elina looks healthy enough. I think the rain delay and how late (cold, windy, wet) this match was affected her. I hope this loss doesn't affect her too much.

Vika took on the second serve so much in this match. It was really a rare case for her to actually not win one. This affected Elina with the first serve too.

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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

I feel bad for Elina this time.
But great comeback from Azarenka.
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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

That was a fine thriller.
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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Worst result of the year. This tournament ended today. And by the way Azarenka did nothing, rain defeated Elina.
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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

That was pure madness, how Azarenka turned that 3rd set around. And now Svitolina's reign in Rome has ended. To think where Azarenka was only a year ago here in Rome and where she is now, truly amazing. Not that Svitolina was in any way exceptional today, but this time last year Azarenka was getting tossed around pretty badly by Osaka in R1, the same Osaka who would be rolled over into a bagel and a breadstick by Halep in the very next round. Look at Azarenka now, beating the defending Rome champion only a year later.

She has Collins or Muguruza next, so I could see her making at least the quarterfinals now.
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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

I hope Elaine isn't too affected mentally by this match. I think she will be fine though considering she survived Roland Garros 2017 and the dark days of last year's skinny phase.

It was such a weird match because overall the third set was extremely high quality from both at many points (Elaine was practically unplayable until 5-2), but both also threw in several inexplicable misses. Tough conditions though.
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Svitolina and Zverev are really brother and sister separated: both masters, both glorious underperformers in majors, both struggling this season
This comparative coincidence with Zverev is just too hilarious
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