Moscow QF :Belinda Bencic def Flipkens 7-6 (10-8) 6-1 - TennisForum.com
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Moscow QF :Belinda Bencic def Flipkens 7-6 (10-8) 6-1

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2 chokers down, 1 to go for Belinda. It was hilarious how badly Flipkens did not want to win today. The way she refused to convert 2 set points on serve in the 1st set tiebreak was vintage Flipkens if you know what I mean. Russian Indoors tournament specialist Mlad has beaten Bencic 4 times in a row, so maybe not all is lost.
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Re: Moscow QF :Belinda Bencic def Flipkens 7-6 (10-8) 6-1

Good job Belinda


Her smashes though left much to be desired.
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Funny how in the interview she spoke as if she already missed the cut for Shenzhen. Clearly the pressure tomorrow will be enormous.
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Her smashes though left much to be desired.
Her smashes are usually quite good, must have been the lights or something. Players complaining all week about people moving in the crowd too.
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Her smashes are usually quite good, must have been the lights or something. Players complaining all week about people moving in the crowd too.
For some reason I do smash much better under the sun that the artificial light.
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Re: Moscow QF :Belinda Bencic def Flipkens 7-6 (10-8) 6-1

Bencic's H2H against Mladenovic is 1-3. Bencic has not beaten Kiki since s'Hertogenbosch 2016.

Mlad, please do the job tomorrow!
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Her smashes are usually quite good, must have been the lights or something. Players complaining all week about people moving in the crowd too.
More likely just got a bit tight, they were both big points (first down BP at 6-5, second at 7-7 in the TB). Bencic came back really well after a slow start in the first set but struggled to close it out generally. Once she had it under her belt (with some help from Flipkens, though Bencic played the last two points magnificently) she cruised.
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Mladenovic and Bencic are not friends anymore as far as i know.
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Mladenovic and Bencic are not friends anymore as far as i know.
I wonder what happened between them. They used to be like BFF. Anyone know reason why?
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Mladenovic and Bencic are not friends anymore as far as i know.
I wonder what happened between them. They used to be like BFF. Anyone know reason why?
Must be something from mlad's side. She used to be friends with Pliskova too, and with few other players.


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Things are not looking good for Naomi in Shenzhen if Belinda manages to win her match tomorrow
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Re: Moscow QF :Belinda Bencic def Flipkens 7-6 (10-8) 6-1

Flipper. Another match that was kind of hers for the taking (at least the first set was). Still a positive week. Hopefully in 2020 she can make more of a dent in singles.
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Must be something from mlad's side..
It's Bencic who unfollowed Kiki Mlad (Kiki still follows BBencic)

So it appears like it's not Mlad but Bencic who killed #belikiki


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