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Re: China Open

bad version totally prevailed in the end of the 1st set 6 4 pironkova,
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Pinokova held for 4-1 2nd set after facing a break point. Hold Maria.

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Seriously? Maria broken for 1-5 2nd set at love on a double fault.

What the heck happened to Seoul Maria?

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Sigh. Pironkova holds for 6-1 2nd set at 40-30 from 40-0 (double fault there I think) on a 2nd serve. The match was 1 hour 16 minutes long.

This is a big letdown after Maria's run in Seoul.

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not good performance, too many UE, volleying was not working and bad shot selection throughout the match, also physically she seemed not ok, hope the knee is well.
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not good performance, too many UE, volleying was not working and bad shot selection throughout the match, also physically she seemed not ok, hope the knee is well.
I hope she isn't having some sort of physical problem. This is only her 2nd tournament back and she did have a week off after Seoul.

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The wind was a big hassle and it was uncomfortable but Kiri was too distracted, unfocused. She should consider happens when is her turn to serve. The only under of Pironkova was passing the ball. Is a real misstep after the tournament seoul ... I hope she have a bad day and not another injury.
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And ranking going down, she'll be 175. or worse on Monday.
I thought that she'll beat Pironkova, so this is a step back for Kiri.

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I think THE WIND killed Kiri's accuracy (and temper), and she was NOT WISE enough to re-focus her game from the light ball placements to bashing.
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I also thought she would win

what's next for her? Moscow?

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what's next for her? Moscow?
Possibly yes. In the next year she must be ready to play qualifications. I don't think it would be bad for her (she needs sharp matches).
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low ranking is not gonna be a problem for good maria. If she remains healthy for a long period i really do believe that her best tennis might be well in front of her and how great would be to see good maria because she does belong in the very top of todays game.
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Not playing Moscow
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Yes, and this is a DISASTER, I think! Because she could have got into some really good form obtaining very important points, and even the tournament could have been MUCH MORE exciting for the audience (many top players are out). Practically there remained only two players I can root for (Camila Giorgi and Ekaterina Makarova).

(I suppose the organizers were not willing to give her a MD WC, when it still seemed there's going to be many top players. Now they can see the result.)
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Yes, and this is a DISASTER, I think! Because she could have got into some really good form obtaining very important points, and even the tournament could have been MUCH MORE exciting for the audience (many top players are out). Practically there remained only two players I can root for (Camila Giorgi and Ekaterina Makarova).

(I suppose the organizers were not willing to give her a MD WC, when it still seemed there's going to be many top players. Now they can see the result.)
Kiri's career is stuck in the mud. What a shame. Her ranking is 175. What? Damn. Not playing Moscow? Ridiculous. Especially if they chose not to give her a main draw wildcard. The event could use Makiri on and off court.

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