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

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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.
The majority of WTA players have poor second serves or two first serves. Decent kick serves are rare.
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Wow Vika!! I am SO impressed with her! She finished so beautifully and so strong!! Let's go!!!!
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Azarenka closed so well. Given her fitness issues and historically bad stamina, this was impressive, and hopefully a sign of improvement.

And Barty locks down a top 8 seed for RG! I figured she'd get there in time for Wimbledon, didn't think she'd hit top 8 by the French.
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This year this tournament is meaningless. Impossible conditions to play. The whole event should be cancelled. Whoever wins I'll still consider Elina the current undefeated champion. Let her play loserenka in daytime heat during spring or summer and see what happens.
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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

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This year this tournament is meaningless. Impossible conditions to play. The whole event should be cancelled. Whoever wins I'll still consider Elina the current undefeated champion. Let her play loserenka in daytime heat during spring or summer and see what happens.
Send them a memo.
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This year this tournament is meaningless. Impossible conditions to play. The whole event should be cancelled. Whoever wins I'll still consider Elina the current undefeated champion. Let her play loserenka in daytime heat during spring or summer and see what happens.
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Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

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Worst result of the year. This tournament ended today. And by the way Azarenka did nothing, rain defeated Elina.
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Azarenka remains a finished player.
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This year this tournament is meaningless. Impossible conditions to play. The whole event should be cancelled. Whoever wins I'll still consider Elina the current undefeated champion. Let her play loserenka in daytime heat during spring or summer and see what happens.
Geez I wonder if Elina is as stressed (or should I say pressed?) as you are over this match

You talk as if the bad conditions were affecting one side of the court only. You know, it speaks about the players that can't adapt to different circumstances as well
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Pusholina was dreadful, but congrats to Vika she keeps improving every round.
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Nobody cares? It's been hours since the match ended
Vika came back from 2-5 vs the 2-time defending champion. When was her last top-10 victory?

Kerber just a month or two ago?

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Kerber just a month or two ago?
Actually Pliskova less than three weeks ago .
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vikas crisp BH and volleys tho...
def feel it for elina tho, the moment vika upped it in third set and shrugged off the MP with gutsy play it seemed inevitable. that's always the danger if you play elite returners out for blood, the moment the stats drop on serve you're second best most of the time regardless of the abilities on serve by your opponent.


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