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SamuelMertensBertens
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An action packed week this week with 5 main tour tournaments. And I believe the last week in a while with main tour tennis being played on different continents.
Badosa has no luck with the draws. Woz R1 and Sabalenka R2, and this week she plays Collins R1 in Charleston. If she shows up after having just won Miami. Speaking of "if she shows up", Amanda Anisimova is meant to play her first tournament since January.
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Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 4:10 PM BST
That umpire who did Moutet's matches in Chile is needed for this match.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 4:11 PM BST
recap:
https://twitter.com/EstorilOpen/status/1776265676077908305
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 4:24 PM BST
Borges has made three challenges, and lost all, in this first 6 points in this tb.
Report edy April 5, 2024 4:29 PM BST
Sad
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 4:30 PM BST
why did Garin get the point? should have been let replay the point, clearly.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 4:30 PM BST
Sousa will not be proud of this. Borges shook Garin's hand and I think the umpire's hand as well, and Garin was able to turn the crowd around by saying "I love Portugal".
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 4:31 PM BST
because the idiots shouting "out!" during the point interrupted the point, and therefore we should replay. or, we carry on the point and Garin then misses his next shot so the point goes to Borges
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 4:32 PM BST

Apr 5, 2024 -- 4:30PM, wisewords wrote:


why did Garin get the point? should have been let replay the point, clearly.


umpire had a brain fart. There's no reason whatsoever to reward the point to Garin here. One of the worst calls I have ever seen.

Report wisewords April 5, 2024 4:34 PM BST
and it made edy all blue
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 4:35 PM BST
btw, it's Dasha against Count Jaqula in Charleston right now
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 4:36 PM BST
although Cristian says she's now retired her Count Jaqula gimmick because she's more mature now
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 4:36 PM BST
they moved Transylvania Open to February too, which killed it for her
Report edy April 5, 2024 4:37 PM BST
She still dressed up as a mummy today.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 4:38 PM BST
now she's an Emmaslayer instead Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 4:39 PM BST

Apr 5, 2024 -- 4:36PM, wisewords wrote:


they moved Transylvania Open to February too, which killed it for her


could even give them Valentine's week. It would have been something to work with.

Report wisewords April 5, 2024 5:31 PM BST
wonder if Dasha and Jaqueline want to try to beat KV/AR match length
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 5:43 PM BST
Count Jaqula is owning Daria today
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 6:00 PM BST
no WTA tour events next week!
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:04 PM BST
Billie Jean King Cup qualifying round next week
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:05 PM BST
then Stuggart, then Madrid, then Rome, then Strasbourg (and Rabat) and then Roland Garros!!!
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:06 PM BST
wow I wrote Stuggart instead of Stuttgart LaughSad
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:07 PM BST
edy imagine in a different universe we could have "Bremen" in that slot instead of "Stuttgart"
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:09 PM BST
BJK qualifying ties:

Australia vs Mexico
Switzerland vs Poland
France vs Great Britain
United States vs Belgium
Japan vs Kazakhstan
Brazil vs Germany
Slovakia vs Slovenia
Ukraine vs Romania
Report edy April 5, 2024 6:09 PM BST
Nine women's ITF events of level W35 and higher. Who needs WTA?
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:09 PM BST
pipe down blue hipster!
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:10 PM BST
we have parity Happy
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:10 PM BST
Cristian is gonna try what she did to Emma yesterday, but I think Daria can hold her off and win!! (maybe)
Report edy April 5, 2024 6:13 PM BST
Ha, France is making Great Britain play on (indoor) clay at the BJK Cup.
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:13 PM BST
edy iyo should I trust Maria Sakkari later against the one they call "Koodz"?
Report edy April 5, 2024 6:16 PM BST
No
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:17 PM BST
because she gets all angry at herself when she starts missing?
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:20 PM BST
Sakkari enjoys the wit of David Witt!
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 6:23 PM BST

Apr 5, 2024 -- 6:09PM, wisewords wrote:


BJK qualifying ties:Australia vs MexicoSwitzerland vs PolandFrance vs Great BritainUnited States vs BelgiumJapan vs KazakhstanBrazil vs GermanySlovakia vs SloveniaUkraine vs Romania


but this is weekend, no?

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 6:24 PM BST
I don't mind though. Monte Carlo and US Masters in golf will keep me busy.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 6:24 PM BST
maybe I can get more than 90 mins sleep like ths morning.
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 6:25 PM BST
April 12th and 13th I think yeah, so quiet week
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 6:28 PM BST

Apr 5, 2024 -- 6:13PM, edy wrote:


Ha, France is making Great Britain play on (indoor) clay at the BJK Cup.


that's what Sweden used to do in DC finals at home.

Report edy April 5, 2024 6:29 PM BST

Apr 5, 2024 -- 6:17PM, wisewords wrote:


because she gets all angry at herself when she starts missing?


And random Kudermetova peaking.

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 6:30 PM BST
woah Jaqueline!
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 6:50 PM BST
They play Roar for everyone, not just Danielle. Lame!
Report Angela Rebecchi April 5, 2024 6:53 PM BST
Daria is glorious and victorious !!
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 7:00 PM BST
glorious!
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 7:09 PM BST
Toad do you think I should trust Maria Sakkari later on against the one they call "Koodz"?
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 7:30 PM BST
edy did you stay up all night until 8am your time to bet the Laura match? that match seemed an amazing one but it started so late
Report edy April 5, 2024 8:48 PM BST
no
Report edy April 5, 2024 9:26 PM BST
Vika has now saved 15/20 break points, four of them having been match points for Pegula.
Report edy April 5, 2024 9:45 PM BST
Pegula converts her first match point in the tiebreak, fifth overall. Azarenka missed out on four match points of her own in the tiebreak.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 5, 2024 9:45 PM BST
You think Jess made Leo sad? Or is Leo happy he get mets more time with mom?
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 9:46 PM BST
SUCCESSICA!!!!!!
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 9:49 PM BST
that was absolutely freakin' epic
Report wisewords April 5, 2024 10:19 PM BST
was so clutch how she hung in at *6-3 down in the tiebreak. Jess is ice cool HappyHappy
Report wisewords April 6, 2024 12:32 AM BST
Danielle marches on, and now Sakkari is trying super hard for her new bestie coach David Witt
Report wisewords April 6, 2024 12:56 AM BST
Thiem will play Monte Carlo qualies starting tomorrow
Report wisewords April 6, 2024 2:15 AM BST
Jessica Pegula vs Daria Kasatkina
Danielle Collins vs Maria Sakkari
Report wisewords April 6, 2024 2:25 AM BST
La La is such a huge fighter, just saved 2 MPs and it's 5-5 in the 3rd!
Report edy April 6, 2024 10:07 AM BST
This time last year Halys ran Ruud to a final set tiebreak in the Estoril semifinal. This year he lost in the first round of the Barcelona challenger to.....Nick Hardt.
Report edy April 6, 2024 11:26 AM BST
Kind of mad that Osorio ended up coming back against Tadde Maria and stole the Errani free munnies.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 6, 2024 4:17 PM BST
https://twitter.com/josemorgado/status/1776612604779106700
players reacting to the Borges call and Cornet chiming on this umpire being a complete mug.
Report edy April 6, 2024 7:38 PM BST
Cornet's incident was at the US Open. Gotta protect the kids' purity from seeing women in sports bras.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 6, 2024 7:48 PM BST

Apr 6, 2024 -- 10:07AM, edy wrote:


This time last year Halys ran Ruud to a final set tiebreak in the Estoril semifinal. This year he lost in the first round of the Barcelona challenger to.....Nick Hardt.


Ruud not really good at Estoril semifinals.

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 6, 2024 7:58 PM BST
Every game in Charleston is a tussle at the moment.
Report Angela Rebecchi April 6, 2024 8:24 PM BST

Apr 6, 2024 -- 4:17PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


https://twitter.com/josemorgado/status/1776612604779106700players reacting to the Borges call and Cornet chiming on this umpire being a complete mug.


Think players should show integrity so pathetic from Garin. That's how I see it anyways. Glaring error from the umpire obviously. But just like Bielsa insisting his team let in a goal when they scored unfairly, I believe this should be the truth in all sport and competition !

Report edy April 6, 2024 8:25 PM BST
Losing 11 consecutive points, 7 of them on his own serve, wasn't the best game plan from Ruud for the final set.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 6, 2024 8:41 PM BST

Apr 6, 2024 -- 8:24PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


Apr  6, 2024 --  4:17PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:https://twitter.com/josemorgado/status/1776612604779106700players reacting to the Borges call and Cornet chiming on this umpire being a complete mug.Think players should show integrity so pathetic from Garin. That's how I see it anyways. Glaring error from the umpire obviously. But just like Bielsa insisting his team let in a goal when they scored unfairly, I believe this should be the truth in all sport and competition !


yeah, I can understand not active interfering with an umpire's bad calls in your favor, but when you're straight up asked, give an honest answer. Borges's offer to at least replay was very fair and Garin wouldn't even go for that.

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 6, 2024 8:41 PM BST
*actively
Report edy April 6, 2024 8:42 PM BST
What did Garin say? "I don't remember, soz!"?
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 6, 2024 8:42 PM BST
and don't quote that reply because you will be triple quote bugged.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 6, 2024 8:42 PM BST

Apr 6, 2024 -- 8:42PM, edy wrote:


What did Garin say? "I don't remember, soz!"?


I haven't watched, but from what I understand yes.

Report Angela Rebecchi April 6, 2024 11:27 PM BST
Frances moving slightly gingerly here. Would be slightly concerned if it goes to 3. 1.2x looks plenty short enough.
Report wisewords April 7, 2024 1:57 AM BST

Apr 6, 2024 -- 7:58PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Every game in Charleston is a tussle at the moment.


hopefully the final will be the same!

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 7, 2024 4:09 PM BST
Charleston has been a sad story for me betting wise this week.
Got caught out by arbing mid points and having points go against me and both the Emma and Jess losses ended in tears. Lots of fun matches though.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 7, 2024 6:20 PM BST
https://www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2024/04/03/danielle-collins-destroyer-of-second-serves/
After reading this I fear for Dasha K tonight.
Report wisewords April 7, 2024 6:32 PM BST
walk like a champion, talk like a champion!
Report wisewords April 7, 2024 6:34 PM BST
if you're a good doubles team and want people to see you play, playing Charleston is a very good option. probably 10x the crowd watching the Charleston doubles final that you'd get watching a women's (or men's) Grand Slam doubles final. well, definitely compared to at the Aussie Open for sure
Report wisewords April 7, 2024 6:35 PM BST
very smart scheduling also, putting the doubles final before the singles final
Report Angela Rebecchi April 7, 2024 6:43 PM BST
Fritz 1.4x backers early on may now be wondering, why !
Report edy April 7, 2024 6:43 PM BST
Khromacheva's eye disagrees.
Report edy April 7, 2024 6:44 PM BST
Wait, that was Bogota.
Report wisewords April 7, 2024 7:03 PM BST
what happened to her eye?
Report edy April 7, 2024 7:24 PM BST
Almost blinded on her right eye by Bucsa today in the Bogota doubles final.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 7, 2024 7:30 PM BST
the people of Charleston love tennis.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 7, 2024 7:32 PM BST
Dasha with tape on her leg.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 7, 2024 7:38 PM BST
how many games for Dasha?
Report wisewords April 7, 2024 7:41 PM BST

Apr 7, 2024 -- 7:24PM, edy wrote:


Almost blinded on her right eye by Bucsa today in the Bogota doubles final.


Bucsa hit the ball at her face?

Report wisewords April 7, 2024 7:42 PM BST

Apr 7, 2024 -- 7:38PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


how many games for Dasha?


no comment

Report edy April 7, 2024 7:45 PM BST
I don't know what happened exactly. Only saw Khromacheva's eye and a lot of ice during a medical timeout and later read it was Bucsa's doing.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 7, 2024 7:52 PM BST
Cami won Bogota again!
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 7, 2024 7:56 PM BST

Apr 7, 2024 -- 7:42PM, wisewords wrote:


Apr  7, 2024 --  7:38PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:how many games for Dasha?no comment


should have left out the word commment Mischief

Report Angela Rebecchi April 7, 2024 8:04 PM BST

Apr 7, 2024 -- 7:52PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Cami won Bogota again!


Love

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 7, 2024 8:52 PM BST
will be interesting to see what Danielle can do on the European clay.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 7, 2024 8:57 PM BST
4th in the race. Up to 15 in the rankings, has nothing to defend til August really so that's top 16 for Wimbledon and RG pretty much guaranteed which means no top players til R16. And only a QF here and there to defend for the rest of the year, so room for big improvements in the rankings.
Report edy April 7, 2024 9:18 PM BST
Finishing her career with a 70+ match win streak and three slams is going to read extremely well on her cv.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 7, 2024 9:23 PM BST
Excited
Report wisewords April 7, 2024 10:31 PM BST

Apr 7, 2024 -- 8:52PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


will be interesting to see what Danielle can do on the European clay.


I was thinking this. she did well in Miami, especially beating Rybakina in the final. I feel like she's flat track bullied her way through Charleston a bit. I'm especially interested in how her Danielle 3.0 gamestyle will match up against Sabalenka. Next week is BJK Cup and USA are drawn at home, on hard court, against Belgium. She'll be part of that team I assume, but the hardest opponent is Elise Mertens so there shouldn't be any problems there. Is she down for Stuttgart? I assume she isn't, so it would be Madrid next followed by Rome. I can't wait to see how she gets on playing these events

Report edy April 7, 2024 11:19 PM BST
Wim Fissette only has Marie Benoit available as his best player for the BJK Cup qualifiers (plus Costoulas, Vandewinkel and Zimmermann).

Soccermom is not listed for BJK Cup, but is listed for Stuttgart qualification.
Report edy April 7, 2024 11:29 PM BST
Though I guess with it being on hard courts, Costoulas should be considered their best player.
Report wisewords April 8, 2024 12:02 AM BST
I came here to post that Danielle isn't playing BJK Cup. thanks for the info on Stuttgart edy
Report wisewords April 8, 2024 12:03 AM BST
do you expect her to play? when does her new ranking kick in for stuff? surely not qualies for Madrid?
Report edy April 8, 2024 10:07 AM BST
Direct entry into WTA tournaments uses the rankings four weeks before the Monday of the week in which the tournament starts.

So for e.g. Madrid it should be March 25th rankings where Collins was ranked 53.
Report wisewords April 10, 2024 3:30 AM BST
ok thanks edy. I don't think Danielle is going to play Stuttgart, and will turn up at Madrid after a nice rest
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