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Dianka beat Valentina Ryser (18 yo, #60/CHR 44) 3-6 6-3 6-1 in R1 of RG today

Poor Dianochka looked like a child as compared to her opponent. She was looking quite down and pissed with her play throughout the whole match, but despite that kept moving on the next point with increased focus, and ended up settling.
I thought the Swiss was quite lucky in the first set, everything seemed to be going her way (netcords, balls on the lines); Dianka was struggling with her movement (especially the lateral one), but she gradually woke up and eventually found her game, especially her serve, which was becoming quite a weapon in the 2nd half of the match (she hit quite a few aces and serve winners).
The Swiss had a few people supporting her in the stands, while there only seemed to be one man cheering Dianka on. By his looks, I assume he was father. After she won, a woman and a boy joined them - probably the rest of the family, but I hadn't noticed them in the stands (they weren't sat next to her father, at least).
She looked quite relieved after she won. I really hope she will keep growing because she really has a nice game, and her being too short for today's physical game in pros is my main concern. Not quite sure what her current size range is though... Also, she was sporting her iconic headscarf, and wearing the Adidas dress from the current collection. Not sure whether she is now sponsored by them, or she just bought it with her own money, though.
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post #197 of 206 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 2019, 09:48 PM
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especially her serve, which was becoming quite a weapon in the 2nd half of the match (she hit quite a few aces and serve winners).
Wow really? How is her serve form? Still Caroline Garcia-esque?
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Diana

Another strong leftie that will come to the WTA

From what I have seen Diana has a good mentality, power and depth in her strokes.

I think I saw mama and papa Schneider after the match. They seem nice

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Still Caroline Garcia-esque?
Yeah It may look a bit awkward, but it's not like Garcia has a bad serve

Serve worked yesterday, but it only was Valentina Ryser across the net...
Tomorrow in R2, Dianka will face (10)Joanna Garland (17 yo, #18/CHR 14, WTA Top 750), who however had a close match against WC Léonard in R1 (dropped a set). Hopefully Dianka plays a good one!

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I am just watching a replay of Diana's R1 match. She has a fine service motion and quite powerful groundstrokes, considering her age.

Good luck to her for the rest of the tournament !!
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Hopefully she has gets stronger physically (she was out for about 6 months, I think she was injured, though) and has a late growth spurt
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Get her a mega tub of protein powder.


Hoping to catch some of her matches on ES Player when I get a chance. Joanna Garland will be a big test.
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Diana is 6th seed at J1 Nottingham. Possible 3rd round clash with Carole Monnet.


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Diana is 6th seed at J1 Nottingham. Possible 3rd round clash with Carole Monnet.
She had a bye in R1, beat Indianna Spink 0-6 6-3 6-3 in R2, before getting thrashed by 16 yo (Q)Alexandra Yepifanova (who dragged 10th Monnet in R2) in R3, 1 & 1

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