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I watched the third set and just rewatched the tiebreak. There were some bad mistakes (like the DF in the TB) but I'm not sure if I'd call that "tanking".
Call it what you want, but they weren't killing themselves to win this match. The "bad mistakes" began already in the second set. And if you've been following them for a couple of years you can read their body language as well. This was pretty similar to the R3 match at RG last year (also similar circumstances with Johanna and Bol) where they got thrashed by [3]Hingis/Chan (on clay!). But this year their opponents were so bad (error prone) they almost won by accident.

I don't think it's a huge deal, BTW. But we can at least be honest about it amongst ourselves, no?
 
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