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Pliskova/Petkovic together :dance:
 

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So we have the 4 teams formed. No more changes now, only if someone doesn't send. :yeah:

So far I have points of Lauren Albanese, Maria Sharapova, Karolina Pliskova and Andrea Petkovic. Waiting for the others...
 

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I miss points of Venus Williams and Yanina Wickmayer. I give them until tomorrow morning if they don't send then Minella and Sprem or Ivanovic will replace them.

In any case we start tomorrow :yeah:
 

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can't wait! I'm so excited
 

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So, no points from Wickmayer nor Venus. Which means Minella replaces Wickmayer and Sprem replaces Venus.

Later today we will have 1st draw matches. :)
 

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Day 1 Schedule



Center Court

Lauren Albanese (USA) vs. Mandy Minella (LUX)
Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. Jelena Dokic (AUS)
Lauren Albanese (USA) / Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. Mandy Minella (LUX) / Jelena Dokic (AUS)

Court 1

Karolina Sprem (CRO) vs. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs. Andrea Petkovic (GER)
Karolina Sprem (CRO) / Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) / Andrea Petkovic (GER)

 

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Round Robin - 1st Draw



Mandy Minella (LUX) def. Lauren Albanese (USA)
6-0 6-4

Mandy started better today with more consistence, she as more solution and is more versatile than Lauren. Lauren has better groundstrokes but she was just too eratic today. ;)

Albanese/Sharapova vs. Minella/Dokic 0-1

 

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Round Robin - 1st Draw



Maria Sharapova (RUS) def. Jelena Dokic
6-3 6-3

Dokic was amazing with her serve and return, but more than that she couldn't stand against Masha's power and speed. The tie will now be decided on the doubles. :scared:

Albanese/Sharapova vs. Minella/Dokic 1-1

 

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Round Robin - 1st Draw



Lauren Albanese (USA) / Maria Sharapova (RUS) def. Mandy Minella (LUX) / Jelena Dokic (AUS)
6-4 6-1

The tie was decided in the doubles with Lauren and Maria taking a confortable win based on their amazing backhands and their superior mental stregthness. :yeah:

Albanese/Sharapova def. Minella/Dokic 2-1

 

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Round Robin - 1st Draw



Karolina Pliskova (CZE) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO)
7-6(0) 6-4

Great battle between Pliskova and Sprem, decided only in the most important points where Pliskova stood out with her forehand down the line and her amazing net skills. :worship:

Sprem/Hsieh vs. Pliskova/Petkovic 0-1

 

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Round Robin - 1st Draw



Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) def. Andrea Petkovic (GER)
7-6(6) 6-4

Another though match in this tie. Both players were a lot consistent but in the end Hsieh's footwork and net skills gave her this great win. Another match to be decided in doubles. :eek:

Sprem/Hsieh vs. Pliskova/Petkovic 1-1

 

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Round Robin - 1st Draw



Karolina Sprem (CRO) / Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) def. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) / Andrea Petkovic (GER)
7-5 7-6(0)

Great finish for this amazing match with no 3-sets matches but with a lot of emotion coming from this 2 close sets wins. Pliskova/Petkovic were amazing on their serve part of the game, fiering aces with a lot of power. In the end it was the great returns from Klina and Su-Wei that decided the tie-break and the rubber. :)

Sprem/Hsieh def. Pliskova/Petkovic 2-1

 

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Great way to start Season 2 of WCTT :)
Two amazing matches decided in the last rubber, the doubles one.

Good start for Lauren and Maria, a great showing of power and amazing groundstrokes. :yeah:
Mandy and Jelena are the opposites team. Jelena misses the versatility of Mandy and Mandy misses the weapons Jelena has.
Good win for Season 1 returners Su-Wei and Karolina who showed their game in three amazing battles. It was a great rubber that could have gone to anybody. ;)
Karolina and Andrea should still be happy with their exhibition. :hug:

Tomorrow we have Day 2 with 2nd Draw matches of Albanese/Sharapova vs. Sprem/Hsieh and Minella/Dokic vs. Pliskova/Petkovic :drool:
The winner of the first will have a foot in the final and the winner of the second will have one foot in Brisbane. :lol:
 
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