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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 8:18 am       
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And Kasatkina, retired while down 5-7 1-4 15-40?
You mean she would have retired had she been leading 4-1 40-15 in that second set? I don't think so.
Just stand up like a woman and take the beating. You are only 1 game away. Won't make much a difference. I hate when girls retire at something like 6-2 5-1. play that last game. Don't deny your opponent a straight victory.











     


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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 10:13 am       
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Ace2Ace wrote:
And Kasatkina, retired while down 5-7 1-4 15-40?
You mean she would have retired had she been leading 4-1 40-15 in that second set? I don't think so.
Just stand up like a woman and take the beating. You are only 1 game away. Won't make much a difference. I hate when girls retire at something like 6-2 5-1. play that last game. Don't deny your opponent a straight victory.


Maybe she couldn't move and was carried off the court.
     
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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 10:57 am       
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Pretty flimsy excuse.
     
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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:01 am       
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Excuse me. Cool
     
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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:18 am       
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Kasatkina actually had neck issues....

as for denying the opponent the victory: I doubt that any of you would act differently if you have serious discomfort.

Imagine that you have a real sting of pain in your knee that really hurts every time that you land on your feet. It gets worse and worse with every shock that your knee gets.
You know that you will lose anyway. would you REALLY volunteer to get at least 5 more painful stings (that possible are getting worse all the time) just for the sake of making your opponent more happy?

Any normal person - me included - would put my health as priority #1. I would not volunteer to suffer more - just for the sake of suffering and the "good-feel" of the opponent. Bellis knew anyway that won against an injured opponent.

Now I am not saying that the neck injury was that bad as the knee-situation that I used as an example. I do not know if it was something that got worse during the match. None of us knows. Therefore I do not judge and none of you should. It may happen to your fave's too (and probable already happened).
All I know is that I would retire too if my physical discomfort gets too big. And the scoreline would be the last of my worries.
     

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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:28 am       
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Maria in a battle.
     
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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:33 am       
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I would retire as well, one more step and you could jeopardize your whole season. And the spectators don't want to see you stand there and watch the ball go by just because you want to complete the match.
     
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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:38 am       
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Those commenters make you dislike Maria... Niculescu holds serve, yet they find a wat to praise Maria in every point - even in the 4 points that she lost).
Niculescu is the one making Maria move, using slice, come to the net... hardly any acknowledgement of that....

Break her now, Niculescu, and give us a 3rd set!!
     

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3rd set.
     
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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:41 am       
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Hahaha, Maria gets broken on love with nothing but UE's...

And we have a third (this is the time when Meldonium really started to help her)
     

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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:47 am       
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In the past, pre-meldonium bust, she would now surreptitiously sip from a little black bottle she ensconced in a white towel and proceed to flatten her rival.
     


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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:50 am       
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They need to get their Stats on Set 2 correct in Doha... how can both have two breaks if Niculescu won the set 6-4?????
     

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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:51 am       
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Now she just disappeared in the locker-room for 5 minutes...
     

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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:53 am       
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Sharapova making so many errors on the Niculescu-slice at the moment... too limited in her skills.

She can bash like no other, but to see all those parts of the game where Niculescu outclasses her atm. If Niculescu sticks to her current game plan, she got  a shot in this match. If she reverts to playing like Maria, she is toast.

Keep the UE's low, and throw all kind of balls at Maria, and make her move. 


     


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Posted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 12:06 pm       
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MS needs to up the ante on the screaming to distract Niculescu at critical junctures to ensure victory.
     
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