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Week 38 – WTA125 – Parma, Italy - Clay


L16:- Ali Collins (GBR) / Alexandra Osborne (AUS) CR349 (120+229) v Isabelle Haverlag (NED) / Eva Vedder (NED) CR358 (175+183)

L16:- Angelica Moratelli (ITA) / Camilla Rosatello (ITA) CR208 (105+103) v Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) / Katarina Zavatska (UKR) CR739 (261+478)

L16:- Amina Anshba (RUS) / Emily Appleton (GBR) CR242 (101+141) v Aliona Bolsova (ESP) / Andrea Gamiz (VEN) CR169 (79+90) (2)



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Could be a short week... The Italians just won the 125k in Bucharest to break the top 100, and are a strong pair. And does look like Freya and Ali have parted company for a while at least.



-- Edited by PaulM on Sunday 17th of September 2023 04:08:37 PM

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PaulM wrote:

Could be a short week... The Italians just won the 125k in Bucharest to break the top 100, and are a strong pair. And does look like Freya and Ali have parted company for a while at least.



-- Edited by PaulM on Sunday 17th of September 2023 04:08:37 PM


 Also note that Emily A and Isabelle aren't playing together this week.



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PaulM wrote:

Could be a short week... The Italians just won the 125k in Bucharest to break the top 100, and are a strong pair. And does look like Freya and Ali have parted company for a while at least.

 


 I'm very happy about that

Tennis is a global sport, there's absolutely no reason you should play with a local teammate, in fact, by definition you're creating a tiny short-list because there are so few candidates and therefore severely limiting your choice and so not getting the best choice

It's also very 'educational' to change partners

I've always thought Freya had a lot of potential as a tennis player. Personal issues seem to have held her back in singles and she lacks a cerain lucidity on court. But doubles seems to suit her better and she'd be a good partner for many top doubles contenders. Ali may well benefit from trying a new partner too.



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Totally agree CD. And we have another pairing who could probably do with the courage to try some new things for a few months too.

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PaulM wrote:

Could be a short week... The Italians just won the 125k in Bucharest to break the top 100, and are a strong pair. And does look like Freya and Ali have parted company for a while at least.



-- Edited by PaulM on Sunday 17th of September 2023 04:08:37 PM


 I hope they haven't fallen out.



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L16:- Ali Collins (GBR) / Alexandra Osborne (AUS) CR349 (120+229) LOST TO Isabelle Haverlag (NED) / Eva Vedder (NED) CR358 (175+183) 2-6 2-6

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Not a particularly close one that...



-- Edited by PaulM on Monday 18th of September 2023 03:03:39 PM

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L16:- Angelica Moratelli (ITA) / Camilla Rosatello (ITA) CR208 (105+103) def Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) / Katarina Zavatska (UKR) CR739 (261+478) 6-1 6-1

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That was a really odd match, much closer than the scoreline (lost 5 of 6 deuces) and they played pretty well, but the Italians were so strong and never looked like they were going to get into trouble.  

Plus, as happens when you are in good form the Italians get the 3 or 4 miss-hit winners, reflex volleys clipping lines, net cords etc... that tell you it's your day.

Over to you EmApp...

 



-- Edited by PaulM on Tuesday 19th of September 2023 04:46:13 PM

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L16:- Amina Anshba (RUS) / Emily Appleton (GBR) CR242 (101+141) def Aliona Bolsova (ESP) / Andrea Gamiz (VEN) CR169 (79+90) (2)  7-6(2)  5-7  11-9  biggrin

QF:- Amina Anshba (RUS) / Emily Appleton (GBR) CR242 (101+141) v Eleonara Alvisi (ITA) / Jennifer Ruggeri (ITA) (734+661)  [WC]

 



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Hopefully Emily will have a chance to ham it up wink



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QF:- Amina Anshba (RUS) / Emily Appleton (GBR) CR242 (101+141) def Eleonara Alvisi (ITA) / Jennifer Ruggeri (ITA) (734+661) [WC] 7-5 6-2

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With updated rankings

SF:- Amina Anshba (RUS) / Emily Appleton (GBR) CR224 (88+136) v Dalila Jakupovic (SLO) / Irina Khromacheva (***) CR187 (116+71) [3]

57 points for the SF, with 95 on offer for the final and 160 for the title.

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SF:- Amina Anshba (RUS) / Emily Appleton (GBR) CR224 (88+136) LOST TO Dalila Jakupovic (SLO) / Irina Khromacheva (***) CR187 (116+71) [3] 5-7 4-6

Pretty close - they lost by 4 breaks to 2

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