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Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Incredibly sloppy match from Bertens (I'm guessing rusty rather than tired?) but she lives to fight another day.
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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

I saw up until 6-2 *3-0.

How did this get so complicated?

Needed a quick start to the day really, but a win's a win.

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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Absolute shite match from Kiki. She was showing Anisimova all corners of the court until 6-2 3-0 and suddenly couldn't hit a ball right anymore. Especially the FH was very unreliable. Serve was also terrible and easy pickings for the American's return.

Only compliments I can make are about the tenacity and her amazing netgame, couldn't do wrong there no matter how difficult the shot.

But really wasting so much energy on a day she has to play two matches.

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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Thank god. She pulled it off somehow. Her mind was gone whenever she had the lead. Was fucking this up so hard. Can't believe she held at *4-5. Thought it was done. Somehow she pulled it off.

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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

In the 2nd and 3rd sets Bertens looked like Sabalenka reborn.
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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

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Incredibly sloppy match from Bertens (I'm guessing rusty rather than tired?) but she lives to fight another day.
No excuse there. She was playing lights out until 3-0 in the second. You can't suddenly become rusty in a match right?

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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Much closer than expected for Amanda but still hurts.
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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Nest up Cornet or La Carla. Could be a decent interval between matches, though.

I do think Bertens sloppiness was more about the 5-day wait to play a match rather than fatigue.
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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

I didn't realise it was on, tuned in at the 4-4 game in the second set where she had approx. three million break points, and changed when Anisimova held knowing full well that Kiki would immediately break herself. Sounds like the rest of the match was just as messy as that game, but at least she got the win.
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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

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No excuse there. She was playing lights out until 3-0 in the second. You can't suddenly become rusty in a match right?
Agree. Her focus was totally off. Aside of the anisimova return, Kiki really played stupid. Forehand was totally off, she was looking for the Anisimova backhand way too much with her serve. Should've picked her spots way better, got broken far too much because of stupid placement with the serve.


On to the next match, later this afternoon... Please pull it off kiki. With a win this afternoon she'll pass Kerber in the ranking and be #3 virtually.
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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

In other times, Bertens would have lost this. But like her last match with Halep, she didnt fold at all and served huge when she needed it and no wild forehand errors on big points
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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Disappointed Amanda couldn’t pull this off...it was so close. Bit great to see her challenging the top girls. She will be one of them in a few years.
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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

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No excuse there. She was playing lights out until 3-0 in the second. You can't suddenly become rusty in a match right?
You totally can! After roughly an hour of what felt like a practice session for Bertens, the opponent started playing a bit better and, due to dulled competitive instincts, Bertens doesn't adjust. That's a rust problem!
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Re: Rome R32: (6) Bertens d. (LL) Anisimova 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Russia should desperately try to get Anisimova back. She is the future.
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