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Time for Maky to go to TOP5 and win some GSs.
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HAHAHHHAAHAHA... Maky has her number.... Screamona and her "injury" timeout...k girl....
The commentator even said during Halep's massage "It didn't really look like she was struggling there..." -- they knew she was lying!!
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I mean let's be honest here, losing 5-7 5-7 to Halep in Madrid is pretty outstanding, bodes very well for Barty's future on clay if she can stay this close to the queen of clay at her favorite tournament.
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At least we are spared hearing “Simona Halep can be number one if....” for another couple of months.

I still think Simona’s master game plan is to become the number one player without actually winning a title. She just needs to avoid bombing out in Wimbledon and the US Open.
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Help-less lost FOURTEEN points to dropshots!

No wins was enough!
Drop shot winner. There was some she lost because it was set up by a drop shot.
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This ends #1 talk for a while. Not playing twice in one day is not bad. Now get ready for a slam title defense

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Dafuq was that? Just turned on when Marketa was serving for the match, and looked like Simona deliberately lost the last couple of points?
Simona was getting dragged. She was getting frustrated cause everytime she hit a soft ball or a short ball, marketa hits a drop shot. Halep was trying to play like an aggressive player.
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Where do all these Czech players come from? A nice scalp for Markéta Vondroušová, and Naomi Osaka secured her #1 spot again...
Czechia and tennis really is the best talent pipeline in all sports. The ability to consistently produce top 50 and 20 talents on both tours, comparative to its population, is absolutely unmatched.

The men's side has been in the doldrums since Berdych's decline, but even pre-Berdych, the Jiri Novak-Radek Stepanek years were still consistently chock full of mid-ranked Czech players.
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Halep loses Rome final points.

Now to defend RG victory points

It's gonna be good y'all

Simona has to pray she doesn't have to play against Maky.
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Re: Rome R2: Vondrousova exposes Simona Halep once again 2-6 7-5 6-3

Halep just has no net games and got drop shotted to death.

The Wimbledon match against Hsieh and this one totally exposed her.

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This ends #1 talk for a while. Not playing twice in one day is not bad. Now get ready for a slam title defense
For Halep, maybe, but in general, maybe not. Depending on Rome results, Bertens, Kvitova, and Pliskova can all be well within striking distance at the French. And all three are better bets to go deep in Paris than Osaka.

Unless Osaka maintains this solid play on clay and picks up some big points at Wimbledon, or one of the three listed above runs the table on clay and grass, I don't think we'll be more than a tournament or two away from a #1 ranking change this season until the YEC is finished.
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Re: Rome R2: Vondrousova exposes Simona Halep once again 2-6 7-5 6-3

Was it last year when someone asked of the current players who has the best dropshots? Marketa was one - this was after I saw embarrassing Bertens in their match at the USO 2018.

Hopefully Halep remains no. 2.
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I am happy 😊
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Re: Rome R2: Vondrousova exposes Simona Halep once again 2-6 7-5 6-3

Dropshotousova beats Halep v2.0, or is it v2.9 now?

That was funny to watch

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She just cant hit the winner today

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Called this in the WWW Rome thread. Halep didn't play her best in either matches against Marketa this year but those lefty angles, spins, and variety really upset her relatively one-dimensional play and she struggles to adjust (14 dropshot winners for Marketa today). Bringing Halep into the forecourt where she often unintentionally revealed her lack of instincts in that part of the court.

She must be tired, because if not I would have penciled her in to beat Kasatkina. Also Venus/Konta in the QF isn't a bad draw for a P5 on clay. Lmao if Bertens loses later today can Osaka make the F here in Rome? <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/rolls.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Rolls" class="inlineimg" />
Do you reckon that’s why kerber has beaten Simona so many times as well?..
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