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May 17th, 2019 07:44 AM
gold fangs
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

Some wonderful shotmaking in this match, a treat to watch. Both of them use varying types of spin so well, fascinating to see these duels of heavy topspin and extreme slice interspersed with flat power.

That combination made this match feel like a template for the future of the women's game, actually. Not saying these two will necessarily be the ones to change the game themselves but their skillset is where it's going.

Anyway, stamina has been an issue for Vondrousova in the past so it was great to see her able to win that battle. Kasatkina still has all the shots and talent but it's a knock-on effect of her slump that she's not playing her best on the biggest points - but she's going in the right direction again.

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Originally Posted by STRONG-ERA View Post
I love seeing a balanced, sustained rise like Vondrousova's. Her record this year has been amazing. If she keeps it up she'll be Top 20 by year's end.
I love seeing her pare her schedule down but hit it out of the park with a good-to-great result every time.

I felt playing so many matches in her 2017 rise had a long knock-on effect with fatigue and injuries, and it's good that she's learned from that.
May 17th, 2019 07:31 AM
StephenUK
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

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Originally Posted by rucolo View Post
Marketa

Bye overrated Kasatkina

Marketa means business! She's played 5 MD matches in every WTA she has played since the AO and she will be doing that here in Rome if she beats Konta today. She is reaching the stages of tournaments top 10 players should be making and most of the time she is the one beating them en route - Halep at Indian Wells and here, Bertens at the US Open. Her improvement from 12 months ago is massive and she has little to defend pointswise until the US Open, only an sf in Gstaad, which is not as good as any of the last five events she has played. She is going to be a danger player at RG, especially if she is unseeded.
May 16th, 2019 11:15 PM
rucolo
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

Marketa

Bye overrated Kasatkina

May 16th, 2019 10:16 PM
RookiePundit
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

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I think if Konta was tied with Sasnovich she'd get the seed because by then she'd have 390 points from Rome - the rule is that the player with the most points from all the Premier 5, Premier Mandatory and Slams gets priority. If that's then tied, it goes on to other criteria, but in this case despite Sasnovich's Wimbledon R4 which is 240 points, Konta's 390 from Rome trumps it heavily and they're about equal everywhere else. As it's all of the points from those events combined, in this case Konta would seal it.
Most points mean sum of points surely. Sasnovich wins then. Or she doesn't but then they are not tied anymore and konta would be ahead by point total already.
May 16th, 2019 10:04 PM
DropShotAce
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

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Originally Posted by STRONG-ERA View Post
I love seeing a balanced, sustained rise like Vondrousova's. Her record this year has been amazing. If she keeps it up she'll be Top 20 by year's end.
I can see her being Top 10.
May 16th, 2019 10:00 PM
Pierre.
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

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Originally Posted by RookiePundit View Post
I might be missing something but Sakkari and Azarenka winning one or two matches respectively would mean Konta being tied with Sasnovich and losing the tiebreaker by havng worst Slam and PM result. Isn't that the case?
I think if Konta was tied with Sasnovich she'd get the seed because by then she'd have 390 points from Rome - the rule is that the player with the most points from all the Premier 5, Premier Mandatory and Slams gets priority. If that's then tied, it goes on to other criteria, but in this case despite Sasnovich's Wimbledon R4 which is 240 points, Konta's 390 from Rome trumps it heavily and they're about equal everywhere else. As it's all of the points from those events combined, in this case Konta would seal it.
May 16th, 2019 09:59 PM
STRONG-ERA
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

I love seeing a balanced, sustained rise like Vondrousova's. Her record this year has been amazing. If she keeps it up she'll be Top 20 by year's end.
May 16th, 2019 09:52 PM
RookiePundit
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

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Originally Posted by WilliamsOhanian View Post
Winner of her match with Konta will be seeded at the French!
I might be missing something but Sakkari and Azarenka winning one or two matches respectively would mean Konta being tied with Sasnovich and losing the tiebreaker by havng worst Slam and PM result. Isn't that the case?
May 16th, 2019 08:31 PM
LewisCarroll
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

Maybe Daria Kasatkina is not as bleak for this season as some thought. Lots of people vituperated her (maybe deservedly), and even though this time Marketa has hobbled her progress, there were promising signs nonethless. I still think her mental fortitude is a bit wanting and that it's reckless of her not having a coach, but a mettlesome attitude I must say. With RG on the corner she probably won't be bereft after this.
May 16th, 2019 08:26 PM
Parisman
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

Congrats, Marketa!!
May 16th, 2019 08:22 PM
Cow.
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

Don't see an awful lot of tennis these days but very pleased I caught this one. 2 skilful players giving effort and passion, so enjoyable to watch. Seems everyone agrees

Vondrousova is just great and should go far

Credit to Dash for the close first set and the second. Didn't have enough but her season can improve
May 16th, 2019 08:20 PM
Stefberg
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

Bravo Marketa !
Well done !
Daria
May 16th, 2019 08:18 PM
WilliamsOhanian Winner of her match with Konta will be seeded at the French!
May 16th, 2019 08:13 PM
Penc
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

Petra can learn a lot from Maky.
May 16th, 2019 07:58 PM
Thewtaoath97
Re: Rome R3: Vondrousova def. Kasatkina 7-5 2-6 6-2

That the kind of tennis I love, 2 talented players playing tennis.

Terrific atmosphere some amazing rallies,we saw every shots you can see on a tennis court.I really thought Kasatkina had the momentum at the start of the 3rd but she just couldn't finish points as she still sucks with sitters and she refused to come to the net.

Maky fought on every points she really dug deep for this win.
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