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Svetlana's 2019 Tournaments! Back on clay after injury break

WTA INTERNATIONAL LUGANO

1st round: [WC] Kuznetsova vs. Alexandrova

Sveta is back in action, I hope that she will stay healthy now and that she will have a decent year from now on, I guess that she will retire at latest after 2020, so let's hope for some good results before she says goodbye.

No expectations against Alexandrova, who was in good shape lately but clay suits Sveta more at least, good luck!!
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Its a tough draw, and could be a bad weather week. So Sveta has to stay focused and have a lot of music lined up for during weather deays

(1)Bencic v Q
(wc)In-Albon v Kr. Pliskova
Bacsinszky v Korpatsch
(wc)Kuznetsova v (6)Alexandrova

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Re: Svetlana's 2019 Tournaments! Back on clay after injury break

Kuznetsova def. Alexandrova 36 62 76(6)

What a mess

I was able to watch the 3rd set, Alexandrova was a mess, tons of UEs with some good winners in between but it was visible why she prefers faster courts, her serve was a mess also, had no rhyhtm there at all.
Sveta had the *41 lead and all chances to win it quickly in the 3rd set also but she was just too up and down and not confident enough in the crucial moments but that is something which you have to expect after such a long injury break.
In the end she can be happy that Alexandrova turned into an UE machine again when Sveta was down *56 as she was just pushing too much, especially at the important points, at 6-2 in the TB it was awful, she even started to slice her FH, just waiting for errors...I think Alexandrova had ca. 70 UEs in the end but Sveta with over 40 UE also.

Serve obviously is an issue also, her placement is not bad but her serves are often just too slow although she used her kick serve nicely a few times at least.

Happy that she was able to win her first match, quality was not great but she looked healthy and that's most important!
Probably Bacsinszky next, I don't expect her to win that but that match will help her as well on her way back.

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Good start. A full days workout.

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Welcome back, Kuz. Nice to start with a win, however scrappy.
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back, back, back yeeeeeeeeeeees
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Kuznetsova def. Bacsinszky 57 63 64

Nice win, Bacsinszky was not that great lately but I did not expect Sveta to win this on clay at her first tournament, nice surprise.
1st set was messy after she had the 4-1 lead but only got broken once in sets 2 and 3!

Directly in RG Main Draw now, important win

Lottner or Kr. Pliskova next, good chances to go even further now, Sveta is the last big name in the draw actually but step by step, it's her first tournament since September, so QF is a great result already anyway!

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Main draw which Sveta drserved as a former champion in Paris. Now its locked in.

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impressive


well done...absolutely delighted
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and i forgot, Sveta in black outfit


I want...
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opening a bottle of a great wine...


Gl against Pliskova (most probably)---you can beat her
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Lost to the lefty Pliskova. There goes a chance at some points. But she's back!

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was a close defeat but Pliskova had a good day and Sveta did not take her chances for an early 2-0 lead in 3rd set, shame as she had a good draw and good chances for the win even but as i said before, surely can't be too disappointed with that comeback, I hope that some good results will follow now (she needs some good draws now also)

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Re: Svetlana's 2019 Tournaments! Back on clay after injury break

INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL

(1) Suárez Navarro vs Arruabarrena
Peterson vs (wc) Ozgen
(wc) Buyukakcay vs (wc) Kuznetsova
Vondrousova vs (5) Tomljanovic

Buyukakcay in front of her home crowd could be a bit tougher but Sveta should surely win this, Buyu is not even top 200 anymore these days with quite bad results lately, 2nd round will be much tougher!
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Sveta won round 1, 63 76
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