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Posted: Feb Mon 19, 2018 1:28 pm       Budapest.....
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Petra dismissed Lottner 6-4, 6-2. Watched this match because I'm a follower of Petra M. However, noticed the game and talent of her opponent, Antonia. lst time seeing her. After watching her play, I can't believe at age 21 that her highest ranking ever has been 139th, currently ranked 150th. She has loads of talent and game. Tho' too skinny for my tastes, tall at 6'1 has a damaging lst serve, comes forward oft on deep balls and can finish with the volley at the net, drops, can finish from either side from the baseline, moves nicely and knows how to construct points. Her game and talent is top-60 at the least. I've got to see more of her to understand why she's not cracked the top-100 with what she has. I wish Naomi had the game that Antonia has. Duly impressed by this girl and I'm going to keep her in mind from this point. Her game clearly belies her ranking.
     
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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 7:59 am       
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Well maybe this is the year my girl Kuzmova makes the top-100.
One of the 4 girls I picked early last year (Aiava, Kuzmova, Haddad and Vondrousova) to make the top-100, she basically disappeared.
She's taking on Cirstea right now. Hope she wins this. She really needs the points. Too good to be ranked in the ITF jungle.. Heard she got injured last year... Girl got to get it together.

I added Kristie Ahn later, in March I think.. She didn't make the top-100 either. Sad
This year,  I am hoping they'll make it..
Plus, Bernarda Pera. This one was already #112-115 when I sppoted her.. A bit too late for predicting a top-100 run. But we've seen players get to #102-105 and go right back to ITF ... Sad  So it's still a good prediction.
     


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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 8:05 am       
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Top half
1 Cibulkova vs WC Stollar
Niculescu vs Flipkens
Larsson vs LL Frech
Q Garcia Perez vs 7 Krunic

3 Babos vs Maria
Barthel vs Kozlova
Q Bonaventurw vs Sorribes Tormo
WC Udvardy vs 8 Vekic

---- Bottom half ----
6 Sasnovich vs Q Vinci
Lottner vs Martic
Parmentier vs PR Lisicki
LL Kuzmova vs 4 Cirstea

5 Buzarnescu vs Arruabarrena
Dodin vs Van Uytvanck
Qualifier vs Witthoeft
Q Ar. Rodionova vs 2 Zhang
     
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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 8:06 am       
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Didn't know Kuzmova was a LL...
Got to make the most of it, girl.
     
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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 8:17 am       
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And Kuz takes the first set 6-4. One break was enough. She was never broken. Nice powerful serve. good powerful ground strokes... That's like it.
Don't let it go to 3 sets or you're done. Smile Smile
     
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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 8:30 am       
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Wow Kuzmova.. that was delightful power tennis.
Facing a break point, unleashes a deadly forehand in the middle of a rally. And Cirstea could not move. Deuce. Next game. 3rd shot, 4th shot.. another dazzling forehand winner: AD ... and she holds..
Beautiful.. Love players who defend break points with guts... Well done.
Even if she ends up losing this match, I love what I see...

And she breaks while I was typing.. another forehand, fearless winner... 2-1. wow. Loving it.
Haven't seen her play since last year.. Australian ITFs. Love this girl's game.
     


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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 8:35 am       
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40-love. Cirstea couldn't touch that serve.
and 3-1. Another un-returnable serve.. Smile Smile
     
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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 8:36 am       
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Great passing shot: 0-15
0-40 .. 3 BP..
dang!! missed that forehand in the net ..
And she breaks.. nope, Cirstea challenges.. Point stands: 4-1...
Let's do this.. Miss Lucky Loser. grab the points. If you win this, you got Lisicki next.. You can take her out too.
     


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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 8:41 am       
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Great serve.. Cirtea can't touch it.. Another one... challenge? Yes it's in.
and another big serve. A short ball and she puts it away. 2 game points.. ACE !!!
5-1 .... wow.. wow wow .. Kuzmova is ON !!!!

Got to serve it out next.. I want to see those dazzling serves again. Smile
     


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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 8:44 am       
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Break Point!!!
May not even have to serve again.
     
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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 8:51 am       
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Deuce #2.
another MP
Deucd #3 Smile Smile great play from Cirstea
Winner from Kuz: MP
Forehand sales long.
winner; AD
Deuce #4
AD Cirstea
Winner kuz
Deuce #5... exciting !!!!
AD Cirstea.. unreturned serve.
Deuce #6 lol lol.. What a match!!!
Great serve Cirstea. AD
Ridiculous winner from Kuz... spanked that first serve like an angry Serena. lol lol
Deuce #7
Unreturned serve: AD Cirstea.
And Cirstea holds... What a fight that was !!!
Now, please serve it out !!
     


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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 8:53 am       
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Great lob 15-0
wonderful drop shot 30-0
she is showing all her skills
Return long; 40-0 3 MP
ACE !!!! Game-Set-Match !!!!
LOVE this girl.
Congrat !!!

off to work. Good luck against Lisicki in your next match. You can do it!!!!
     
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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 10:36 am       
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I am glad I decided to watch this match this morning... No regret..
I saw the same girl I discovered last year during the Aussie ITFs.. YES, she can play. She has her place in the top-100. Just a delight to watch her power game. This 19-year old is no ball basher.
I can't wait for her to run into the Sugar lady, one fine day. Smile Smile Smile
     


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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 1:27 pm       
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------- Top half ------
[1] Cibulkova vs WC Stollar vs Niculescu vs Flipkens
Larsson vs [7] Krunic

[3] Babos vs Maria vs Barthel
[Q] Bonaventure vs [8] Vekic

---- Bottom half ----

[6] Sasnovich vs Martic
[PR] Lisicki vs [LL] Kuzmova

5 Buzarnescu vs Van Uytvanck
[Q]Cepelova vs Witthoeft vs [Q] Ar. Rodionova vs [2] Zhang
     


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Posted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 4:08 pm       
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Totally surprised with the double bagel that was dished out by Belgian Ysaline Bonaventure; In knew she could be top100, but beating someone 6-0 6-0 in the MD of a WTA event is way better than expected.
     

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