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Girls U12/U14 Junior Orange Bowl, USA (Week 50)


That looked another 6-0 set for Hannah

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I make that a 6-0 6-0 win for Hannah.

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Only caught the very end of Hannah's match. Her opponent has already been decided - Emerson Jones the JWR40, who has reached the semis or better of her last 5 under 18 tournaments (between Grade 2 and Grade A level)

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(1) Hannah Klugman v (3) Emerson Jones (AUS)



-- Edited by DavidC on Sunday 18th of December 2022 06:14:09 PM

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I saw a fair bit, in between football moments.....

Hannah was looking so comfortable, she wasn't even playing particulalry well, and the Brasilian girl defended very well, but there was no contest (as the score shows)

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DavidC wrote:

Only caught the very end of Hannah's match. Her opponent has already been decided - Emerson Jones the JWR40, who has reached the semis or better of her last 5 under 18 tournaments (between Grade 2 and Grade A level)

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(1) Hannah Klugman v (3) Emerson Jones (AUS)



-- Edited by DavidC on Sunday 18th of December 2022 06:14:09 PM


 Should be a much tougher match, was looking at the world tennis numbers as Hannah is a 13.4 and Emerson a 17.3.
Previous round opponents had the following:
1/4 finals: 23.2
4th round: 16.4
3rd round: 19.5
2nd round: 21.5
1st round: 22.0



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Hannah has just held her opening service game to 15 on court 1

This is from Colette's report yesterday;

""I'm feeling really confident," said the 13-year-old Klugman, who lost in the 14s quarterfinals last year. "I'm playing really solid, really well. I think it was a really good match today. The other girl played really well, I just played well, although my serve wasn't as good as yesterday."

Although as the top seed, with an ITF Junior ranking of 152, Klugman is obviously the player most likely to get her opponents' best efforts, she is trying to deflect the pressure that comes with that target.

"I'm trying to stay as relaxed as I can," Klugman said. "If I get too tense out here, you can't finish the point, so staying relaxed that's my main thing here. I'm enjoying it, you know, it's such a great tournament."

Klugman will face No. 3 seed Emerson Jones of Australia, who defeated the last American girl in the draw, No. 9 seed Maria Aytoyan, 6-4, 6-0. 

"I've watch her a bit and I've hit with her in practice," Klugman said of Jones. "She's a really great player, it's going to be really tough tomorrow, but I'm really excited. It will be a good match."

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Hannah wins a competitive first set 6-2. Has the clear edge on consistency, but Jones has enough power to dictate her fair share of points.

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Emerson challenged Hannah in the second set going a break up 3*-2 at one point before falling away and looking a frustrated figure, so Hannah wins 6-2 6-3. The match to decide her final opponent between the second seed and fourth seed is currently on court 2

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Was a good match. Every time Emerson looked like she might get the upper hand Hannah seemed to just stick with in it. 6-2 6-3 score line looks a bit more straightforward than I would say it was.

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The final is set. According to Colette "Lachinova, a semifinalist two weeks ago at the Eddie Herr, has managed to excel on the Tennis Europe and ITF Junior Circuit this year, with 11 titles, including four J5s this fall, despite having no one to train with." She beat Hannah's 2009 rival Ksenia Efremova in the quarters and Eddie Herr champion Yihan Xu today

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(1) Hannah Klugman v (4) Adelina Lachinova (LAT)


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Hannah has lost the first set 1-6

Started rather tight, over-hitting, looked a bit rattled

AND just before tje first break point against her, said 'f*ck' and got docked an immediate point and so was broken.

Which REALLY rattled her

Others are saying it was over-zealous by the umpire - there should have been a warning

But, tbh, I like the umpires being strict with kids - she'll not forget it - it's a learning moment


The second set has started better - Hannah is 2-1*

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The second set has been junior tennis in all it's 'glory'

Hannah played well to break and go 4-2 up

Then played a shocker of a game, and did lots of 'dying duck' am-dram around the court

(also had an MTO as she tweaked herself slightly lunging for a wide ball, but it was a short one, nothing of any note)

Lost three games on the trot, leaving Adelina to serve for it, who is now jumping up and down, racing her points

Who then promptly got easily broken. Hannah held serve in a tight game and then Adelina rather collapsed, practically in tears, and Hannah won the second set 7-5

No matter what happens, Adelina's tennis is nothing of any real note - she has a tidy but nothing much serve, not a lot of pace on her balls, but relies on being very dogged, and has a nice way of taking the ball early to push it back well, and not get herself too out of position. But it's not really anything to get excited about (IMHO)
Hannah, on the other hand, has a lot of options, great aces, is the dominant player in most points....

I remember Naomi Cavaday talking about playing as a youngster when she was a LOT stronger and more aggressive than a lot of her opponents, and being able to see tons of places for winners, coming in, taking the ball out of the air, hitting winners - BUT the dogged ones would take it out of you, and often wrangle their way to the win and she was left thinking: how did that happen? BUT, as Naomi said, none of them were still around at age 19.....

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It's very hard to hear the umpire but I think Hannah was a break up in the final set and has just been broken back, so it's 4-3* - she got a(nother) warning during that game, not sure what for.

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steven wrote:

It's very hard to hear the umpire but I think Hannah was a break up in the final set and has just been broken back, so it's 4-3* - she got a(nother) warning during that game, not sure what for.


 Think it was a time violation.



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I don't know the exact scoreline* but Lachinova has just broken to win the title cry

*Edit: 6-1 5-7 6-3 (according to Zootennis, in which case obviously I misheard the 4-3 earlier)



-- Edited by steven on Tuesday 20th of December 2022 05:09:16 PM

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