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The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread) Vol.2

If anyone deserves a thread in the new Romanian Forum, it is this girl. Monica Niculescu is currently ranked 205 in the World but will be very close to her career high of 188 when the rankings after Wimbledon come out. She is not yet 20 years old and so she still has plenty of time to get that ranking up and become a fixture within the top 100.

Personally I for one hope very much that she does. Monica is an exceptional unique talent in the tennis world as anyone who has seen will attest. Almost certainly she has the most unusual game with the top 200 (okay she 205 right now but I'm quite sure she won't be out the top 200 again for a very long time).

Describing her playing style is not easy but I will try. Both her forehand and backhand are played sometimes with one hand and sometimes with two. When she hits with two hands it usually means she is going for more pace whereas when she hits with one hand it usually means she going for an offpace shot of some kind often with underspin. She hits some very strange slices that I really couldn't begin to describe. She is also an exceptional volleyer with amazing improvisational skills and has great touch on dropshots and a nice lob. Quite simply she has so many shots at her disposal that one never knows what is coming next. It must be very hard indeed to get any sort of rhythm against her. This is just one attempt to describe the strange unusual play of Monica Niculescu but it would certainly be fun to read other descriptions of her game within this thread.

Monica is a player who should have the support of everyone who loves Women's tennis but gets tired of loads of women with the same style just wacking the ball back to each other as hard as they can. For fans who love slice and touch shots, who prefer the artistry of Fabrice Santoro to the ball bashing of most of the modern game, Monica Niculescu is the girl for you.

Lets support her in this thread, because tennis will be so much richer with someone with her unique and special skills in the mix.
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With Halep OUT till IW I hope Moni will play singles @ Fed Cup!

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With Halep OUT till IW I hope Moni will play singles @ Fed Cup!
Well she'll definitely play on Day 1 against Flipkens... #sliceupyourlife will be trending yet again
Not sure about Day 2, possible they'll rest her in case it comes down to the dubs.

Anyway from what short videos I've seen from training she looks really good. Not sure about the serve, it was so important in the Hobart win against Flipkens, but hopefully if they've nominated her it means she's all good
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Yeah, the question about her serve was answered... it's still really bad Lost easy to Flipkens 36 46 as she struggled to hold serve throughout the match. I really don't understand with so many people and coaches around the team, how they let someone play who isn't able to serve properly

Still at least Monica put up a decent fight after a horrible first set, where she was like a headless chicken running around and rushing the net at all the wrong times. Finished with more UE's then Flipkens (24) and a dismal 5/18 (27%) in net points won. For sure she won't play singles tommorow, but looks like it might come down to the dubs match so let's hope she gets a chance to redeem herself.
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Didn't see the singles match, but saw her Live in Doubles and she played great , alongside Cirstea who is at her 2nd dubs match in over 2 years.

I didn't expect a straight set loss vs. Flipkens. Anyway, moving on, Dubai Premier 5 is next.
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Hoping for a decent draw in Dubai because she has 3rd round P5 points to defend.

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Great? She was superb
With all the pressure off she really put on a show in that match. I see a great future for her touring the world with Bahrami when she's done with the pro stuff
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F*ck . She withdrew from Dubai . Reason : right knee injury (which she had taped in Fed Cup) .

No chance for being seeded in IW now ...and she'll probably drop out of Top 40 .
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Her knee now? The season started less than two months ago and Monica's already had more injuries than I can keep track of

This is worrying... Monica wouldn't miss Dubai if it wasn't something serious
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What a horrible start ..always injured

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Monica's draw in Indian Wells: R1 Cirstea and potential R2 Bacsinszky. The match that didn't happen at the USO against Cirstea... aka InjuryBowl 2017
Also in dubs Monica will play with McHale

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Christina is quite decent in doubles from what I've seen. Remember she played with Dulgheru at the US open a while back & she definitely knew what to do both up at net and from the back court. If you mean not sticking to one partner, am assuming all the injuries and uncertainty around her schedule probably don't help
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Christina is quite decent in doubles from what I've seen. Remember she played with Dulgheru at the US open a while back & she definitely knew what to do both up at net and from the back court. If you mean not sticking to one partner, am assuming all the injuries and uncertainty around her schedule probably don't help
Well I guess we're all used to Monica changing partners all the time by now... in a way it's fun, she's played dubs with like half the tour almost

Never thought of McHale as a decent dubs player tbh. I see she entered the top100 last year by winning a couple of tournaments. I was pretty excited about Monica playing with Spears and Krejcikova, who I like a lot in dubs.... McHale, not so much... but hopefully they'll play good together and go far in IW and Miami
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