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Re: Rome R2: Vondrousova exposes Simona Halep once again 2-6 7-5 6-3

It feels like Halep always loses when she has to play twice in a day. Weird for someone who is supposedly so fit.

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Re: Rome R2: Vondrousova exposes Simona Halep once again 2-6 7-5 6-3

Halep just doesn't seem to have the lethality needed to put away Vondrousova in a point. She can't hit through her reliably (see the unforced error count) and her complete lack of competence at the net means she can't even think about punishing a dropshot, much less a generically short ball. Variety won today, because Vondrousova always found a way to win the point before Halep could (how could she not - she has so many more ways to play a shot). This is going to be a matchup Halep wants to avoid going forward I think.
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She was dragged in Mugdrid, fans said RG is more similar to Rome because of altitude.

She's dragged in Rome, what do fans have to say?

She's just a basic pusher. Can't figure why some people love losing to her.

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Simona is such a confusing player. I see y'all trying to claim she threw this because she didn't want to play twice in one day, but I don't buy that because she had two marathon matches in her first day of Montreal last year before going on to win the title. It seems like Vondroušová has gotten in her head . And somehow despite all this talk about "playing free" her matches this year seem to have been taking quite a toll on her; she is winning often and playing quite well but always seems to be at the brink of collapse.

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Given how lifeless she was against Barbie I didn't think she'd have much of a chance today, but as the match went on her level improved dramatically. Her draw would look great if she didn't have to play again later on, but I fear she'll be too tired: hopefully she'll prove me wrong again with another Kasatkina roast IW style.
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It feels like Halep always loses when she has to play twice in a day. Weird for someone who is supposedly so fit.

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When exactly is that? Fed Cup where she fought her ass off and won in singles and then almost managed to carry helpless Niculescu to a doubles victory? Or Montreal last year where she had to win twice in one day and then went all the way to the title?

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Halep really needs to find some form and consistency quickly. Even with good performances at RG, Wimbledon and USO series she could still tumble out of the Top 10. RG Title, Montreal Title and Cinci RU is an enormous proportion of her ranking (63% ). It was cute and all that she was a match from #1 last week but her hot streak last summer really hides just how in danger her ranking is. I know last week she made a PM Final but that seems more like the exception than the rule based off her form this year, and her draw was very meek considering the surface and conditions.

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Maky,Dropshotting to death, Vondrousova.

Those 14 Dropshot winners were delicious and a dream R3 against Dashka.
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Re: Rome R2: Vondrousova exposes Simona Halep once again 2-6 7-5 6-3

Happy for Marketa.
She has backed up her win on HC at Indian Wells with another victory over Halep on clay.

Vondrousova is a "more complete" player and really uses that to her advantage in their matchup.
She drags Halep into the forecourt, where she's uncomfortable, and just doesn't give her any rhythm.
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Help-less lost FOURTEEN points to dropshots!

No wins was enough!
More players should try this against Halep. She is so clueless in the forecourt net that even a bad dropshot is going to put you in a good position
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