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Asian race to YEC 2012

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Guangzhou MD out. R1 vs Q/LL.

Schedule :
- Guangzhou
- Tokyo
- Beijing
- Moscow
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I'm not optimistic.

She was awful against Kimiko and 12 double faults today...
Not suprising given her form in her last two matches i.e. pre US Open 4th round form, but she did lead 6-3 1*-0 40-15 and had at least one additional game point before losing six of the next seven games.

Sara was holding so comfortably in the last two sets so I'm guessing Marion's return game must have been pretty poor.
Happy birthday :aparty:

Hoping for the same result as last week tomorrow.
My only criticism today besides a few costly double faults was the standing inside the baseline to return the first serve. I mean, she got burnt so many times by wide serve and never stood back, but other than that it was a very good match for her. Azarenka was just better.
This was a Bipolar year.

Some highlights:
- GS QF US Open (Peak Marion up until the rain delay against Sharapova, defeat over Kvitova)
- PM SF Miami (Win over world #1 Vika win streak)
- PM QF Indian Wells
- P F Paris (Great comeback against Vinci in the QF)
- P F Carlsbad (Played horrendously but still managed to get revenge on Mchale in an epic)
- P5 S Doha
- PM S Beijing
- CHR at #7

Low Points
- 3rd loss to Zheng at AO
- 2nd round loss to Martic at FO
- 2nd round loss to Lucic at Wim
- 4 match losing streak during the clay season (Stuttgart to Barthel, Madrid to Cirstea, Rome to Georges, Brussels to U. Radwanska)
- Loss in the SF of Eastbourne to Pazsek leading 4-6 0-4 :tape:
- Early losses during the US Hardcourt season (Montreal, Stanford, Cincinatti and New Haven

Random Facts:
- Was the leader of 2012 DF by over 100 :sobbing: after being last years ace leader :lol:
- Win loss of 41-25
- Less than 50 wins away from 500
- 2 (big) top 10 wins (#1 Azarenka, #5 Kvitova)
- 6 losses to players outside the top 50

My aims for 2013:
- Reach top 8 again
- A title!
- A GS semi

Have a good offseason Marion! :D:cheer:
Great post. I would also add making over $1.2 million as a high point.

Despite all the low points, it was a good season overall, certainly better than 08 and 10. I'm so happy she completed the career QF slam. Would've loved it if she had won that Paris final, but it was a very good match at least. She fought so hard.

I have mixed feelings about losing the top 10 spot right at the end. One on hand, she can play unlimited internationals (as mentioned that could serve her well in the clay season next year) but then she doesn't have the prestige of finishing the season in the top 10. I guess she's done it twice before anyway :p

Regarding 2013- I would love if she could have another good season and gain direct entry into the YEC next year for a change. She's come so close so many times- Just pipped to the post by Hantuchova in 07, Radwanska last year and was the second alternate this year, but she needs to stop having these horrible slumps.
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