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Week 37 - WTA250 - Japan Open, Osaka, Japan - Hard


Treated myself to watching the final set and it was really high level from Harriet. Serve was working, very clever tennis, confident at the net, some lovely drop shots. Just executed her game very well.

Did amuse me slightly that in conditions which are very tough, and Linda needed a MTO after 3 games because of the heat making her feel unwell, Harriet was playing in a long sleeved top like it was an indoor bubble in October. I'm sure it might have been to do with the sun or maybe compression benefits but still made me smile.

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L16: (4) Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls CR 192 (95+97) lost to Anna-Lena Friedsam & Nadiia Kichenok (GER/UKR) CR 215 (158+57)  2-6  6-4  9-11

Had match points in the MTB as well



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R1: DART, Harriet (GBR) 144 def FRUHVIRTOVA, Linda (CZE) 56 7-5 5-7 6-2

R2: DART, Harriet (GBR) 144 (CH=84 2022) v KALINSKAYA, Anna ( ) 92 (CH=51 2022)
They have met twice before with Harriet winning 4 &1 in 2018 and Anna winning 4 & 4 in 2019.

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The girls led 9-6* in the MTB but got a little tight. Frustrating.

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Predictable only by her unpredictability, our Harriet.....

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PaulM wrote:

The girls led 9-6* in the MTB but got a little tight. Frustrating.


 Could really have done with the points this week as well. Seem to be struggling in MTB's this season.



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dodrade wrote:
PaulM wrote:

The girls led 9-6* in the MTB but got a little tight. Frustrating.


 Could really have done with the points this week as well. Seem to be struggling in MTB's this season.


 I make them 6-8 for 2023



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Did not expect that result from Harriet after her recent outings.

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Rich2310 wrote:

Did not expect that result from Harriet after her recent outings.


 THat's probably because you hadn't watched Linda's recent matches  



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Harriet led 5-2* but was broken easily when serving for the set, which she eventually lost in the breaker.

6-7(5) *0-0

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Loses 7-6(5) 6-2

She'll be disappointed to have let that first set slip, and given how this draw has fallen apart it was a big opportunity this week. But she had a great win in round one and Kalinskaya is obviously on he way back after injuries.

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Naiktha and Maia take their 8th set point to win the opener 6-4

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PaulM wrote:

Naiktha and Maia take their 8th set point to win the opener 6-4


 And got the second set too, in a TB smile



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Looks like the made heavy weather closing out both sets but who cares, wins a win! Lovely stuff. Keeping moving forward with Australian Open Direct Entry surely the goal.

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L16:- Naiktha Bains (GBR) / Maia Lumsden (GBR) CR 185 (92+93) [3] def Diane Parry (FRA) / Nadia Podoroska (ARG) CR 268 (81+187)  6-4  7-6(2)

 

QF:- Naiktha Bains (GBR) / Maia Lumsden (GBR) CR 185 (92+93) [3] v Anna Kalinskaya (***) / Yulia Puntiseva (KAZ) CR801 (104+697/Singles 88)



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