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Aliona :cheer:
She played a very tidy and clever match, moving Alexandrova and taking her out of position many times, making her leek many UEs and accelerating when necessary.
It was really a very mature performance, you couldn’t see she was playing her first Slam here and aiming for Second week.
She gets to last 16 not dropping a set and coming from Qualies with hardly any experience beyond ITF level :worship:

Also Congrats on making Top 100 :bounce: :D


OTOH Alexandrova is a terrible clay player, she is just worthless out of indoor or very fast hardcourts. Has no brain, no sense of timing, no B plan, she just ballbash brainlessly even from awkward positions.
She can be very dangerous when she gets a short ball or is in position of dictating but she needs to add some more variety and nuances to her game to be successful on clay.
Just flat ballbashing from the baseline won’t work.

From the middle of second set she upped her level but it wasn’t enough.

So typical that she finished with a DF on the first MP against she faced.
 

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Aliona on a quiet, fantastic run here and into the top 100 for the first time :yeah: Well deserved, she's a talent on this surface.

Wonder if she's ready for a WTA level on hard though.
 

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Congratulation Aliona and making top 100
Pushy at time when she is leading BH could be weakness
 

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Alexandrova was lucky to reach 3rd, but she's a ballbasher, and a ballbasher on a good day can be very dangerous.
 

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In second set she got a bit nervous, and it’s true she pushed a few times, I sensed a potential choke but gladly she had a brainless player like Alexandrova in the other side of the court who could never capitalize on that.
 

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Alionaaaaaaa! :hysteric: :woohoo: :inlove:


GL in R4! :cheer:
 

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She looked beyond thrilled. :) What a sweet run she's on, she's probably going to make more money this week than she ever has in her career before.

Alexandrova always looks so glum. She's probably just waiting for Wuhan Linz and Luxembourg. :lol:
 

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This Bolsova is a pagan witch? She said something about Isis the god?
No she has been studying ancient history and is fascinated by ancient Egypt etc. She has been down to the Louvre to see all the antiquities on her days off. She is clearly making the most of this trip to Paris on all fronts!! :worship: Veni, vidi, vici as Julius Caesar would say! ;)
 
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