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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 4:10 am       Rome - Thursday action
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R16 with a great start now...
Kasatkina, Svitolina and Ostapenko have appeared on court....

I want Kasatkina to win (she could enter the top12 in this event, giving her an "easier" R16 draw at RG as she would avoid the top 4 at that stage).
But I got a feeling that Svitolina may do very well here...
     

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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 4:22 am       
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Both playing really well, and Kasatkina has no problems in finding the court, no matter what shot she executes.

So a deserved 3-0 lead for Darya in Set#1...
     

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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 4:26 am       
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And Kasatkina breaks again (on love!).. 4-0...

This has been one of her best performances so far...

Edit: and another love-game puts her on 5-0... Wham-bam.... every shot works : high balls, low balls, slices, lobs... DTL, crosscourt...
Name it and she delivers...
     


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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 4:35 am       
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A bagel with three love games in a row...

now fearing a drop of level in set 2... I know Darya by now
     

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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 4:36 am       
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And she delivers (as feared): Elina breaks right at the start with a love-game.
     

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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 4:50 am       
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Halep into the QF because Madison Keys withdraws with rib injury.

And despite playing really well in this set, Elina was not able to keep the break:
6-0 3-2 for Kasatkina...

Svitolina faced BPs in every service game so far, and could avoid the break only once...


     


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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 4:54 am       
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From the on-court coaching I get the impression that Svitolina is getting a bit desperate. Yet imo Svitolina is playing really well.
Kasatkina is just better atm...
     

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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 6:01 am       
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OMG, Kasatkina.... when she was leading 3-2 in the second, I never saw it coming that she would only win 3 more games...

Svitolina wins. Deserved, but if Kasatkina had played like she did in Set 1, she never would have lost this.

A match where you can see the good and the bad parts of Kasatkina.


Oh well, I always say that the era of the 1997 generation really starts in 2020 - all that we get before then, is a bonus.
     

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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 8:26 am       
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Why does Vee struggle against Kontaveit?
     
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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 8:52 am       
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@ Grossefavourite:
 
She's 38.....
     
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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 8:56 am       
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Quite an improvement lol 2nd round 😁
     

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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 9:00 am       
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@ Mytiwtiw:

 I hope that this comment comes back to you like a boomerang after the Gavrilova-Sharapova match....


     


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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 10:24 am       
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@ Mytiwtiw:
 Would be nice if Gavrilova could send this cheater back to Siberia.
WADA should test her some more. Looks like she found another Latvian gem.
Long bathroom breaks. Comes back on court with plenty of energy...
Once a doper, always a doper.
     


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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 11:05 am       
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Not the same Gravelr, for Venus it was an improvement big time from round ONE in Madrid, Dos in Rome. For naria a minor let down if she God forbids, lost to gabrilova. Quarters to round two a minor letdown.
     

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Posted: May Thu 17, 2018 11:15 am       
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Taking a supplement that’s going to ban after 10 years was not cheating, maria a was victim of conspiracy, too dominating her only fault.
     

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