2022 Citi Open, Washington DC (WTA 250)

Devil_dog

Hall of Fame
Emma Rads playing in the heat of the day? I hope she doesn’t wash out like Simona had to yesterday…
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
There's a heat advisory today, with temperatures hitting 95°F between 2pm-4pm. Considering how hot it gets there, I wonder why they start so late at noon. :unsure:
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
A scorcher of a match, Samsonova vs. Tomljanović.
32C.
You can probably count the number of fans in the seats, on your two hands and feet!
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
It's funny, Tomljanovic has been on tour for more than a decade and I just discovered her
for the first time this year. :)
 

ttwreader

Hall of Fame
You can call her a journeywoman since she has been in top 100 for the last 10 years but never won a singles title. Anyway, after taking the first set, she let Samsonova to come back and lost the match in 3.
 

Devil_dog

Hall of Fame
Geezus, Could the Tennis Channel tell the camera operator to keep from panning back and forth during a point? I got nauseated trying to watch a game.
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
Camila fighting back in this one.

Woaaah. That dropshot looked way too floaty and it ended up being absolutely perfect.
 

ttwreader

Hall of Fame
Osorio is up a break now. Raducanu starts the match better but Osorio catches up in the middle of the 1st set and forces Raducanu to play a lot of rallies.
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
Broken with 2 or 3 doubles when serving for set, 2 doubles on set points.

Holds at 15 to get us to breaker. lol
 

Kralingen

G.O.A.T.
Emma actually plays a very nice TB there, 4 points in a row including 3 clean winners from 3-5 to 7-5.

Side note, did she bulk up a bit? She looks physically stronger than she did at Wimbledon
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
That's probably it. Seems like Emma has enough in the tank to wrap this up. Osorio too many errors in this set already and now she's under more pressure to break back.
 

Devil_dog

Hall of Fame
A tired-looking Osorio manages to hold serve. Emma to serve 3-2.

And... a physio has been called for Osorio for what looks like an irksome blister on her right foot. Ewww, tv cameras zoomed in on her big toe with the blister...
 

UnderratedSlam

G.O.A.T.
Emma actually plays a very nice TB there, 4 points in a row including 3 clean winners from 3-5 to 7-5.

Side note, did she bulk up a bit? She looks physically stronger than she did at Wimbledon
She didn't bulk up, nobody bulks up that quick, she hired Tursunov.

He probably told her he wouldn't coach her unless she busted her ass off.
 

UnderratedSlam

G.O.A.T.
Apparently she was training at the IMG academy (former Bollettieri academy). Perhaps she has been introduced to the secret stuff.

It’s not a big difference but her arms look stronger imo.
Her arms look the same, they're relatively thin and girly still. Hopefully that doesn't change. She doesn't need to giorgify or tsurenkofy herself.

As for the "secret stuff", well, I wouldn't say it's impossible...
 

Devil_dog

Hall of Fame
How did Emma manage to give away a love-40 return game? Credit to Osorio for hanging in there. Emma up 4-3.
 

Devil_dog

Hall of Fame
Six unforced errors and a double fault and Emma gets broken, 4-all. I bet she's kicking herself for not breaking Osorio's last service game when she had her down love-40.
 

PSNELKE

Legend
Man Donna Vekić had so much potential but she's obviously not right in the head. No lead is ever safe with this girl
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
Somehow this match is still going and now Emma has to serve to stay in the set. Physio called for somebody the ump says.

Physio is out for Emma.
 

ScottleeSV

Hall of Fame
How she hasn"t put this girl away I've no idea. So many chances to finish this off. If she doesn't win in two sets I can't see her recovering for the quarter final.
 

ScottleeSV

Hall of Fame
Thank god that's over. Osario is one of those irritating pests who just keeps the ball on a length, never seems to go for much.

Samsonova will be a much tougher test though.
 

zvelf

Hall of Fame
Was that Raducanu match the longest WTA 2-setter ever? I think it was nearly 3 hours long.
 

Devil_dog

Hall of Fame
How she hasn"t put this girl away I've no idea. So many chances to finish this off. If she doesn't win in two sets I can't see her recovering for the quarter final.
ER definitely had her opportunity at 4-2 in the 2nd and then it all fell apart. Good work on her part to fight back and win that TB.
 

insideguy

Legend
The heat sucks. But seeing how this has now become a combined atp/wta event shows you how much it’s growing. Impressive
 
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