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Where to start?

I suppose at the beginning. 1st up Alexandra Dulgheru shows us why so many people in this forum are excited about her and think she is going to soon be in the top 100 by making the quarterfinals in Warsaw (in her 1st ever WTA main draw) beating top 50 ranked clay court specialist Sara Errani for the best win of her career. Her results this week will drive her ranking to around 160 from outside the top 200 this week. Pretty good especially when one considers three months ago Alexandra was ranked a lowly 362. She is moving up fast. :rocker:

Then Raluca Olaru, like Dugheru a qualifier, beats the very powerful and talented Julia Goerges in a third set tiebreak. Raluca manages to do this despite at one point being 3-0 down in the 3rd set having lost a mind boggling nine games in a row. Not too many matches get won after having lost nine games in a row I think it is fair to say. This result will take Raluca comfortably back in the top 100 with a ranking probably in the top 90. :dance:

Then Monica Niculescu fights back from 0-3 down in the 3rd, like Raluca, and wins 6-4 in a very hard fought third set. With this win Monica confirms her dreadful slump of the last couple of months is history. Having already beating Daniilidou and Groenefeld previously this week and having already won 3 three set matches this week it is clear Monica is fighting fit again. :bounce:

As if all this isn't enough there is more...

In Roland Garros qualifying two more of Romania's talented youngsters scored impressive 1st round victories over higher ranked and much more experienced opponents. Irina-Camelia Begu had a great win over former top 100 player Mervana Jugic-Salkic beat her 6-2 6-4 in her 1st ever Grand Slam qualifying match. And Simona Halep, also in her 1st ever Grand Slam qualifying match had an even more impressive victory over former top world 31 Michaella Krajicek winning 6-4 7-5. :bowdown:

Today has been perhaps the best day for Romanian tennis since the heyday of Spirlea, Dragomir and Cristea. Both unlike then the great thing this time is that Romania have far more than three players to be excited about. :banana:
 

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can someone buy Sori a win :shrug:
 

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and the irony is that the top Romanian player is in a big slump :sad:

Irina Spirlea was one of my faves :hearts: :)
she could achieve a lot more if she was truly dedicated to tennis :(
 

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and the irony is that the top Romanian player is in a big slump :sad:

Irina Spirlea was one of my faves :hearts: :)
she could achieve a lot more if she was truly dedicated to tennis :(
Sorana should have played this week. I'm sure Romania's winning ways would have carried over to Sorana as well. :sad:
 

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I would like to see Alexandra Dulgheru on TV anytime soon. :)
 

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Yeah, she wasn't ranked high enough at the time of the cutoff. But next year she won't even have to qualify. ;)
Yes i agree, she is in very good form now, and she can be maybe in TOP 100 when she will play in this form...but maybe she can play great tennis just on clay and in others surfaces not

Btw. I think she was doublebageled by Lubomira Kurhajcova last year:rolls:
 

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I would like to see Alexandra Dulgheru on TVhttp://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=15682524#post15682524
A simply wonderful day for Romanian tennis. :) - TennisForum.com anytime soon. :)
She was supposed to be on TV tomorrow but they changed scheduling :)sad:). But if she wins one more match (against Voskoboeva, and I truly hope she won't do that ;) ) she'll be televised.

And indeed Romanian tennis - out of nowhere for me - is getting closer to become another tennis empire :) Besides those mentioned there are also Bogdan sisters
 

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A pretty good day for Kazakhstan tennis too...
 

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Could someone be so kind as to explain Dulgheru's style of play for me? It's nice to see her having such a great tournament.
 

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All five? :unsure:

:bigcry:
I would normally expect 2 to make it through, but on 2nd thoughts this does have some rather ominous feeling of a jinx thread...
 
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