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Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Graveller » Jul Mon 15, 2019 3:10 pm

Five events, but it seems that top players refuse to play, despite so many failing miserably in the first rounds of Wimbledon (yes, I am looking at you, Thiem, Tsitsipas, Zverev, Osaka, Kerber, Bencic, Bertens, Stephens, Sabalenka,....
you obviously NEED the practice!!!

I picked one uWP: Rybakina in Bucharest. At some point she needs to have a breakthrough event where all her potential is translated into result. Bucharest looks like a good option :-)

At least she won her R1 today. Come on, 4 more to go :-)
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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Mon 15, 2019 3:13 pm

Someone let me know when Muchova or kaja Juvan are playing next. I won't mind selecting them for uWP in small events.

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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Graveller » Jul Mon 15, 2019 3:32 pm

I also try to pick my underdog-faves in the MM-events. I am still too competitive in the main events.
So far, 2019 has been mediocre in WTA PGame (2 prem's, 2 internationals), but with Wimbledon under my belt, my year is OK :-).
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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Mon 15, 2019 3:34 pm

Never seen that Ribakina's game. I have to youtube her one day.

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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Graveller » Jul Tue 16, 2019 8:33 am

Ace2Ace wrote:
Jul Mon 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Someone let me know when Muchova or kaja Juvan are playing next. I won't mind selecting them for uWP in small events.
Juvan won her first match in Bucharest today... you missed an opportunity to pick her as uWP ;-)
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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Tue 16, 2019 10:07 am

ah nice. Just saw the scoreboard. 6-1 6-1 in the last 2 sets. But she was playing an unknown ITF queen so that doesn't count. :)

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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Graveller » Jul Wed 17, 2019 2:54 am

A win is a win... Many top players once were unknown ITF-queens...


Juvan plays vs Begu this afternoon (probably too early in the States). Rybakina only plays her R2 on thursday.
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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Wed 17, 2019 9:22 am

Scoreboard shows she lost to Begu.
Oh well.

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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Graveller » Jul Thu 18, 2019 2:43 pm

That was impressive, Rybakina: OK, it was against a low-ranked player, but still a R2 of an international event. And it was a bagel and a breadstick...

three more to go!! go go go!!!
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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Thu 18, 2019 7:41 pm



she's got game. Another power player.. and a smart one. Great addition to the tour. Let's knock out all the pushers.

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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Thu 18, 2019 7:42 pm

I never seen this match. but this is how I thought people should play Nadal's looping balls. Wow. When was this? lol lol


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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by djmm1962 » Jul Fri 19, 2019 6:48 am

2015 second round!!

That was a goodie :)

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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Graveller » Jul Fri 19, 2019 7:31 am

Ace: That event (2018 St.Petersburg) was when I really started to follow her....

She is a break down vs Kuzmova now, but nothing is lost yet.
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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Graveller » Jul Fri 19, 2019 7:46 am

Kuzmova serves for the set, Rybakina breaks. Knowing when to break :-).. 5-5..

Edit: Tie-break.... and Rybakina wins it 7-4...
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Re: Post Wimbledon PGames

Post by Graveller » Jul Fri 19, 2019 8:42 am

And Rybakina broke Kuzmova twice in that second set: 7-6 6-3.

Just turned 20, and finally enters the top100 (88 or 89 in the live rankings after today). Some may think that she should have gotten into the top100 earlier, but when you are from Kazachstan, WCs in mayor events are not given that easily.
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