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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:13 am

You have to wonder why she failed to qualify for the main draw.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Ace2Ace » Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:18 am

What's the thing about Sharapova?
Coco distanced herself from Aiava.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:19 am

Ace2Ace wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:18 am
What's the thing about Sharapova?
Coco distanced herself from Aiava.
One is now inside the top 100 and the other outside.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:06 am

Coco Gauff has reached the semi-finals of a WTA Tour event for the first time as her run continued at the Linz Open.

The American, 15, beat top seed and world number eight Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands, 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 in Austria.

It was Gauff's first win over a top-10 player, at an event in which she only came into the draw as a lucky loser.

"I'm really happy and proud of myself," said Gauff, who will face Germany's Andrea Petkovic in the semi-finals on Saturday.

She becomes the youngest player to reach a semi-final on the WTA Tour since the Czech Republic's Nicole Vaidisova won in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 2004.

After a tight first set, Gauff came through the tie-break convincingly. She then grabbed the only break of serve at 1-1 in the second set and held her nerve for a memorable win.

It continues the breakthrough year in Gauff's fledgling career after she reached the last 16 at Wimbledon, which included a win over five-time former champion Venus Williams, and got to the third round at the US Open.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:06 am

Coco can beat Petkovic.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:11 am

She's in the semi for singles and doubles.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Ace2Ace » Oct Fri 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Grossefavourite wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:06 am
Coco can beat Petkovic.
Even if she doesn't beat Petko, beating Bertens to make the SF is a pretty good result. She earned herself lost of points and a nice paycheck, while Taylor Townsend is watching badminton on her ipad.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Fri 11, 2019 1:23 pm

Ace2Ace wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Grossefavourite wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:06 am
Coco can beat Petkovic.
Even if she doesn't beat Petko, beating Bertens to make the SF is a pretty good result. She earned herself lost of points and a nice paycheck, while Taylor Townsend is watching badminton on her ipad.
So, why is this about the iconic TT?

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Ace2Ace » Oct Fri 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Because Taylor said she doesn't want to spend her money to go to Europe and lose in R1. See the connection?

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by djmm1962 » Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:57 pm

Again, why would the reporter say this: It continues the breakthrough year in Gauff's fledgling career

WTH??

Who was that reporter??

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by djmm1962 » Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:00 pm

Taylor was betrayed by the USTA & Patrick Mac!!

Her talents weren't developed because they thought she was too fat ~ They could've worked with her!!

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Ace2Ace » Oct Sat 12, 2019 8:46 am

No doubt they were right telling her she had to make extra effort to lose weight.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Sat 12, 2019 2:18 pm

The final I wanted, Coco v Ostapenko.
Great job, Coco, distancing yourself further in the rankings from Sharapova.

In any event, learn from history and not become Vaidisova 2.0., as you're now the WTA's youngest tennis finalist since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004. .

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Sat 12, 2019 2:28 pm

My dream is to see more sprinters play tennis.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Sat 12, 2019 2:56 pm

Interesting how mater-of-fact Coco was at the end of the match. I love that. Now she expects to win these matches.

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