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As always, Vera is so lucky with draws. She plays Sabalenka in round 1 :( . I like Aryna as well, but Vera needs it more, so go Vera!
 

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Vera had not much of a chance, she lost 16 26 to Aryna :(
 

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Vera defeated Misaki in the first of Rome qualifying 4-6 6-3 6-3. :)

Just needs to defeat Kiki Mlads now for a place in the MD. Though that may or may not be easy. While generally awful Kiki can still have her inspired days....
 

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She fought back well from a break down in the second set. Christina beat Leela Fernandez and Patricia Tig and has recently found a bit of form after a long while so I wouldn't underestimate her, it's certainly winnable for Vera but also not a super easy one I think.
 

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It will be a tough match, but if Vera wants a singles comeback, she has to win main draw matches against Mchale and Ferro. Sabalenka is too tough, but this is who you want to draw in a 1000 field
 

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Well done Vera, on making MD again :) , And a decent draw for once, make the best of it!
 

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Vera beat McHale 63 60. Kvitova next. They've played before and Vera can beat her if she can make her run and not make those down the line errors. And hold serve!
 
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Wow that was a convincing win against Christina. Petra has been up and down and this is not her best surface (she won today 16 60 62) but I'm still not really expecting Vera to beat her- still, she can, especially if Petra loses her rhythm somewhat.
 

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Very nice victory, Vera :D . Happy she made advantage of a better draw. Curious how she will fare against Petra. Hope it will be a decent match.
 

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WOW, Vera beat Kvitová 64 36 64
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Third set was a rollercoaster, Vera was down 02, won 5 games in a row and had MP for 6 in a row. Kvitová came back 54 15-40, but Vera won 4 points in a row to seal the victory. First win on a Top 10 player this year, back in top 100! Well done Vera!
 
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Amazing! Had match point on her serve after having match point the game before and won on Kvitova's serve
Next is Pliskova, so Vera has to be ready. Now she can get some points and be in main draws every major if she can focus and hold serve
 

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R3: (9) K. Plíšková def V. Zvonareva 7-5 6-3

Didn't see any of the match but in the doubles Vera's serve was missing in action and she also had to lie down after the match so maybe all this winning has taken it out of her. :(

Actually won in the doubles though so hopefully will be fit to continue this terrific week.

R2: Zvonareva/ Vesnina def (3) Melichar/Schuurs 7-5 1-6 11-9
 

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Vera won round one of French Open qualies 61 62. She did okay in doubles after making the round of 16 in singles in Rome. She has to get into slam main draws by ranking.
 
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Great start, Vera :D
 

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Another quick easy win. In qualies. Vera is getting close to very good form. She has to focus when she is serving. If that part improves, she can do some good things this year and next few years
 
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Indeed, very quick and easy again. Next round she could face AKS again, who she beat last month in Madrid comfortably as well. Looking good so far :cool:
 

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Ouch. Vera was up 62 51 and lost 62 57 36. Was up 31 in the third set too. Poor Vera, just couldn't finish it, should have won like 2 and 2.
 
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