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Week 8 - ITF W15 Monastir, Tunisia - Hard


Talia two breaks up in the 2nd, serving for the match.

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Well that's a turn up, Talia qualified and beat the top seed in R1. smile



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R1:- Talia Neilson-Gatenby (GBR) WR1090 [Q] def Nina Radovanovic (FRA) WR532 [1] 6-4 6-2   biggrin

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L16:- Talia Neilson-Gatenby (GBR) WR1090 [Q] v Beatrice Ricci (ITA) WR769



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Coup Droit wrote:

It's always irritating to draw the top seed but, honestly, Nina has barely won a match in the last 6 months

She probably should be ranked about 700 at best, if you look at her results sheet

Allez, Talia


 I knew she could do it biggrin

Partly an endorsement of Talia

and partly because Nina has really been in a mega slump 

When the two come together, it's a slamdunk smile



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Coup Droit wrote:
Coup Droit wrote:

It's always irritating to draw the top seed but, honestly, Nina has barely won a match in the last 6 months

She probably should be ranked about 700 at best, if you look at her results sheet

Allez, Talia


 I knew she could do it biggrin

Partly an endorsement of Talia

and partly because Nina has really been in a mega slump 

When the two come together, it's a slamdunk smile


 Well done Talia. Did not start well. I believe that she was 0-3 down but then she rallied and showed that she had not forgotten how to play biggrin



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Even at 0,-3 down, though, she'd had break points
The score seemed pretty close

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Great news.

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Brilliant. Well done Talia.

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Nix wrote:

Brilliant. Well done Talia.


Nice to see her back out on the ice smile



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the addict wrote:

R1:- Talia Neilson-Gatenby (GBR) WR1090 [Q] def Nina Radovanovic (FRA) WR532 [1] 6-4 6-2   biggrin

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L16:- Talia Neilson-Gatenby (GBR) WR1090 [Q] v Beatrice Ricci (ITA) WR769


 Talia has taken the first set 7-6 (6)



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And the second

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L16:- Talia Neilson-Gatenby (GBR) WR1090 [Q] def Beatrice Ricci (ITA) WR769 7-6(6) 6-4

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QF:- Talia Neilson-Gatenby (GBR) WR1090 [Q] v Manon Arcangioli (FRA) UNR (CH268 in 2015) [Q]

 

(They are playing each other in doubles as I type this)



-- Edited by the addict on Thursday 22nd of February 2024 03:20:49 PM

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QF:- Arina Bulatova (***) / Talia Neilson-Gatenby (GBR) UNR (1071+UNR) [ALT] LOST TO Audrey Albie (FRA) / Manon Arcangioli (FRA) UNR (1515/CH228+UNR/CH189) 4-6 3-6

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Great to see Talia get to the QF next match looks interesting. Could be very tough.

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the addict wrote:

L16:- Talia Neilson-Gatenby (GBR) WR1090 [Q] def Beatrice Ricci (ITA) WR769 7-6(6) 6-4

*****

QF:- Talia Neilson-Gatenby (GBR) WR1090 [Q] v Manon Arcangioli (FRA) UNR (CH268 in 2015) [Q]

 

 

Manon is a very interesting case, and an example of the French tennis system in action.

She was a promising young player, reached 268 as the addict noted above. But couldn't quite get up any further. 

And so she decided to step back from ITF and WTA and just play money tournaments in France (on the CNGT - which is the circuit for big money events)

So last year, for instance, she only played one ITF event (which has a special place in her heart, she says), not because she was injured but because she was focusing just on domestic events 

She was playing about 2 - 3 money tournaments a month and, in her words, it earned her enough to get by, with far lower costs (trains are cheap, she says - which is true - and the event puts you up), and also with a far nicer, friendlier atmosphere because you're not travelling around the world, on your own, feeling stressed, in a very adversarial, often rather nasty, situation, she says 

She's still playing the CNGT - but this little trip to Monastir is her first event outside of France for nearly 2 years, and might be signs that she's enjoying her 'second wind', as she says, and is looking to extend again 

 

 



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