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Post by Ace2Ace » Feb Wed 28, 2018 9:26 pm

After adding Kuzmova to my 2018 new top-100 playres list, I am selection two new fine players: Jill Teichmann and Rebecca Peterson. #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#I watched Peterson's match yesterday. She was good. Today, she was even better. Such a clean ball striker. Great serve( 8 aces vs 0 for Puig), very well calibrated powerful ground strokes. ..Doesn't spray at all... Plays a pretty clean game. Great defense. Excellent movement.. #ed_op#br#ed_cl#Very nice to see these girls take matter in their own hands instead of pushing and waiting for errors.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#Forgot to update my default Prediction... Hope I picked Peterson and Teichmann to beat the veterans today in the PDGame. I am sure I didn't.. :(#ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Re:2018 ITF General talks

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Fri 02, 2018 2:04 pm

CHALLENGER WOMEN - SINGLES: Indian Wells (USA), hard

Anisimova vs Dolehide in the QF. The last 2 USA players left in the draw.
The winner gets a WC in Indian Wells Main Draw.
Very interesting.

Anisimova takes the first set 6-3
Another ova. Hope she never touches Meldonium.
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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Fri 02, 2018 2:33 pm

It's Anisimova 6-3 6-3.
Well done.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Thu 15, 2018 10:42 pm

60K Shenzhen#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#QF:#ed_op#br#ed_cl#Kuzmova smoking former top-60 Zheng Shuai right now.. Shuai coming back from injury, has to rebuild her ranking. She destroyed her first 2 opponents, before running into red hot Kuzmo.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#So far, no contest. Kuzmo throwing bombs across the net. :) :) love this girl.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#First set 6-1.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Thu 15, 2018 11:17 pm

6-1 6-1#ed_op#br#ed_cl#Over. Done. Next opponent please.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#Got to get out of the ITF jungle. Your brand of tennis is too big for those courts in the middle of nowhere. I understand you have to go through the process, as  the Philadelphia 76ers say. #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#19-year old #ed_op#b#ed_cl#Kalinskaya #ed_op#/b#ed_cl#should join the coveted Ace2Ace prospects. Girl got game.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Fri 16, 2018 7:25 am

SF:#ed_op#br#ed_cl#Blinkova vs Kuzmova#ed_op#br#ed_cl#Kostyuk vs Kalinskaya#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#it's Power Players' derby !!!!!
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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Sat 17, 2018 12:04 am

Final:#ed_op#br#ed_cl#Kuzmova vs Kalinskaya#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Two smart bomb throwers. These two should be playing WTA events, not ITF.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#Kuzmova once more, one win away from the top-100. It's gonna  happen, here or at the next tournament. :)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Re:2018 ITF General talks

Post by rex » Mar Sat 17, 2018 1:38 am

If Kuzmova wins the final she'll be in the top-100 at 98th.

Wanted to watch her match this evening, but there were so many sports events occurring simultaneously (Venus and Naomi), college hoops and the NBA (Heat v Lakers and Philly v the Nets), my attention span was severely divided. Caught a few points of her semi but that's all. (Russian stream is very effective).

Too bad tourneys don't give WCs to promising players beyond the host nation for the most part. Miami is the exception, but they appear to be IMG sponsored players for their event. Would like to see Kuzmova get a WC to Charleston (qualies at least) where the draw is more than decent and compete with the other promising youngsters. Oh well.....she'll be a solid Tour mainstay soon, nevertheless.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Sat 17, 2018 12:10 pm

Agree.. Kuzmova could do some damage in Charleston. Not sure how she plays on clay though. But her backhand short angled cross-court is devastating for any opponent. That shot should be effective on any surface... The serve and the forehand are a nightmare at those ITF... Will they be as potent on the WTA tour? Lots of questions. #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#One win away from the top-100. But her opponent, Kalinskaya is no small tasks. This match could go either way. #ed_op#br#ed_cl#I am OK with Kalinskaya winning. I like her game too. #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#The other bomb thrower, Zanevska, got injured in the QF and withdrew. I hope it's nothing serious. #ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Sun 18, 2018 12:36 pm

Kuzmova won the tournament in Singles... and in Doubles where she paired with Kalinskaya, the girl she beat in the Final. #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#The first set was strange though.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#First 4 games were a typical Kuzmova show. Winners from everywhere on the 2nd or 3rd shot. Big Serve and ROS.. She quickly moved to 4-0 in 5 seconds.. lol lol.. That was fun to watch. I could smell the bagel from here. #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Then some spectators started making noises as she was serving for 5-0... people talking, kids crying.. umpire's repeated calls were in vain.. Kuzmoza got interrupted multiple times by the crying kids and stuff when she was trying to serve... She got frustrated and the strange thing happened. Girl lost focus completely. Was not even bending her knees to hit the balls.. like she was ready to just quit and go home. I swear it was like every ball was hit long or in the net, without any kind of effort. strange.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#You can't just quit like that. As a pro, you got to be able to adjust to all the noises... . I almost turned it off, disgusted by the attitude. She lost the next 5 games spraying the ball everywhere but on the court.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Serving at 4-5, somehow she decided not to lose. She started playing again and won the next 3 games. 7-5 .. It's like she was winning it or losing it, although her opponent was hitting some nice winners but that didn't matter much.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Videos started going really bad at the start of the 2nd set so I turned it off. It was hard to watch. #ed_op#br#ed_cl#Nice to see this morning she won that 2nd set 6-3. But, girl, you can't pack your bag and go home because of noises. Got to stay focus and play on.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#She now enters the top-100 at #98 in the LIVE Ranking. But I don't think she'll be there after Miami. She is not playing next week. I think a few girls on the outskirt of the top-100 will overtake her.. But I have no doubt she'll get back after her next tournament.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Congratulation Lady Kuz...!!! ... !!! #ed_op#br#ed_cl#You should build your residence in District Top-100.. Time to get out of the ITF jungle.
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