Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 - TennisForum.com
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Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Great mental strength and focus from Jo today.



So much for "Little Navratilova".

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re: Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

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Great mental strength and focus from Jo today.



So much for "Little Navratilova".
Are you blind? Marketa was clearly hindered. Lol. Stop being so cocky.
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Another fine win for Jo, regardless of any hindrance.
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re: Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

LOL the OP sounds pressed
Nice to see Jo having this renaissance on clay. Her game is primarily based on confidence so hopefully with these runs on her least favorite surface she can maybe be seeded at RG and win a match or two there. She's been ranked way too low the past two years or so.
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Are you blind? Marketa was clearly hindered. Lol. Stop being so cocky.
But not so hindered that she couldn't win the 2nd set.

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re: Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

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re: Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

17 days ago when Konta was facing those successive match points against Wang Yafan in Rabat first round, you'd be absolutely crazy to think she'd end up a seed at Roland Garros, but that's happened.

NINE clay wins already!
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Excellent result! So pleased for Jo!

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re: Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Klayta is here to slay!!!



Such fearless from Jo.. Not afraid to just go for it, finishing off points at the net.. I also really liked her backhand slice today, which she used well to keep Marketa back until she could hit a more aggressive two handed backhand shot.

Marketa fought her little heart out.. She was hindered but still a dangerous opponent, if she'd caught momentum earlier on.

I think Joko fans have the right to be cocky, considering her form gonig into the clay season and with little expectations for it to pick up.

Also, her next opponent is the inform clay courter of 2019, so we need to ride this wave while we still can.
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re: Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Marketa's got a fun game when she's allowed to play it. Will be great to watch her dismantle the counterpunchers over the next 10 years.

Bad news for the top players for Marketa to be unseeded at RG, but potentially good news if Konta ends up seeded at Wimbledon.
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Poor Marketa had nothing left to give. Too bad. Her game is rapturous.

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re: Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Mladenovic or Sakkari are both tall orders in the next round, so hopefully a long GRUELLING game between those 2.

If she's now seeded for RG, then Wimbledon should be a lock in too - especially if she manages to string a few wins together on the terre battue. She didn't have a particularly awesome grass court season last year, so the only significant points that she has to defend in the gap are the points from last years Nottingham final.
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re: Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Maky got a second wind in that second set. But the wind disappeared for the third.

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re: Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Jo Nine wins on clay in one season Marketa looked knackered out there but still a very good effort from Jo to come through this. She's looking confident at the moment and I hope she can keep it up.
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re: Rome QF: Jo Konta def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

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Mladenovic or Sakkari are both tall orders in the next round, so hopefully a long GRUELLING game between those 2.

If she's now seeded for RG, then Wimbledon should be a lock in too - especially if she manages to string a few wins together on the terre battue. She didn't have a particularly awesome grass court season last year, so the only significant points that she has to defend in the gap are the points from last years Nottingham final.
She's facing Bertens.
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