Makedonas 903 Posted February 11 #31 Share Posted February 11 On 2/9/2023 at 10:55 PM, Monzanator said: Ons Jabeur has WD from Doha & Dubai so if there's any hope for some Arab support then it's your best guess now. Sherif probablt got WC line as the second best Muslim player on tour but Mattek-Sands and Zvonareva make no sense whatsoever. Muguruza has WD from Doha & Dubai anyway. Rybakina is out of Doha too. This Middle East swing is taking some hits but the more important Indian Wells/Miami double lies ahead after all. In the end some of these WCs were wrong (I saw on Wikipedia so forgive me), however, they are still making Pliskova play qualifying. So ridiculous. 29 minutes ago, Monzanator said: Maria Sakkari fell to 7-20 in WTA semi-finals by losing to Martic 6-3 3-6 4-6 @Makedonas I saw the match, I don't think she played poorly, Martic was really good and served brilliantly. Maria gets a lot of criticism for her SF record although last year she won 4 semifinals and lost 3, so I think she has overcome that now. Now she needs to fix the problem of finals, where she has 1 win and 6 losses. The only bad loss she had in a final was against Sherif in Parma. The St. Petersburg loss stung because she was up 5-2 (one break) in the third set but Kontaveit played well indoors at that time and was winning every tournament on the surface. When she won in Rabat 2019, which people always make jokes about, she was not even expected to win and actually had a really tough draw (defending champion and top seed Mertens in QF, and then Konta in F, who went on to make the Rome F and Roland Garros SF that year). I think if she keeps putting herself into these positions she will win more titles, but WTA has stupid rules that limits top 10 players from playing many 250s in a season, whereas on the ATP for example guys like Ruud and Sinner are able to play endless 250s and inflate their trophy cabinets... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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