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Tough for both. It’s been a tough week for Kanepi and very bad luck to score the best current tennis player (if she bothered) in the first round. But if anybody can shock here its Kanepi.
 

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Osaka seemed in good spirits and positive after her loss to Gauff. Kanepi is slugging it out in DC and very well may make the final there and be a little wore out. But Kanepi loves an upset special.
I will take Osaka though. Ready for her to continue moving up.
 

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A great opening match for both. It has been a minute.
 

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Kanepi's road:

4/8 3-sets vs Zhu in scorching heat
5/8 3-sets vs Kalinskaya in scorching heat
6/8 expected very long match vs Saville (Saville usually doesn't lose in 1-6 2-6 fashion)
7/8 expected tough final vs a MEGA hitter in form of Samsonova or Xiyu Wang
8/8 travel & match vs Osaka ......

yea sure. That's just not gonna happen, not at that age.
 

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Kanepi's road:

4/8 3-sets vs Zhu in scorching heat
5/8 3-sets vs Kalinskaya in scorching heat
6/8 expected very long match vs Saville (Saville usually doesn't lose in 1-6 2-6 fashion)
7/8 expected tough final vs a MEGA hitter in form of Samsonova or Xiyu Wang
8/8 travel & match vs Osaka ......

yea sure. That's just not gonna happen, not at that age.
Congrats Nostradamus, Saville didn't lose 61 62, but 63 61, 1 more game makes a big difference.
 

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Congrats Nostradamus, Saville didn't lose 61 62, but 63 61, 1 more game makes a big difference.
This was predictable. The only match Saville lost this year in 1-6 2-6 fashion was vs Bencic in Miami. Bencic lost 4-6 3-6 vs Kanepi in IW R1 just before that.

What does this tell us? Bencic & Kanepi are very good, top 10 material. Saville struggles with top players, her level is more like top 50-100 with no big PEAK.
 

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the last time they played was in 2017 at the USO and Naomi lost in the third 5-7

now that she's a much much better player and Kanepi is old, tired & slow, it should be Osaka in 2.
 

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Kanepi's road:

4/8 3-sets vs Zhu in scorching heat
5/8 3-sets vs Kalinskaya in scorching heat
6/8 expected very long match vs Saville (Saville usually doesn't lose in 1-6 2-6 fashion)
7/8 expected tough final vs a MEGA hitter in form of Samsonova or Xiyu Wang
8/8 travel & match vs Osaka ......

yea sure. That's just not gonna happen, not at that age.
I feel like you should stop predicting…

63 61 :oh:


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