Vraiștea continuă la Cincinnati. În timp ce atpworldtour.com continuă să suțină că Yanina Wickmayer va juca împotriva Soranei Cîrstea, protennislive.com anunță că belgianca va juca cu Niculescu, în postură de învins norocos. Culmea ar fi să vedem că pe teren intră… Begu!

Apropo de Cîrstea, siteul WTA a dezvăluit ce i-a spus Darren Cahill la 4-3 pentru Kvitova: „He came at 4-3 in the second set, and he pointed at a little girl in the stand and said, «Where does she want to be?» […]. I said, «Here in my place playing.» So he said, «Okay, so that’s why you are here. That’s why you have been doing all the work. That’s why you have been sacrificing everything for these moments. There is no other place in the world where you’d rather be.»

That speech had nothing to do with tennis. It was just motivational […]. From then on, I was like, «That’s it.» I took the pressure off my shoulders. I’m here to play, here to enjoy. I’m here to give my best.

If she’s better than me, she’s going to beat me, but I’m not going to give it to her. I’m going to fight until the last point. I have to give a lot of credit to Darren for that. He was amazing.

There was incredible atmosphere and it made me feel like home […]. I was surprised to see so many Romanians and how many flags were out there. It seemed almost everyone was wearing yellow t shirts!

The whole time they were so loud and supportive and saying positive things to keep me going. It was very, very nice to see, and I’m very grateful for their support.

I’m looking forward to come back here, because it’s been an amazing week. Hopefully I can keep this going for the rest of the year."

Update: Ultimul cuvânt îl are Cahill, care a publicat în contul Twitter al Soranei: „Darren Cahill ‏@darren_cahill 12 Aug

So you finally busted through my career high ranking @sorana_cirstea? Took you long enough!!… ps. well done #21 pic.twitter.com/CqC0KM7MiC

Între timp a început și meciul. E cu Niculescu, care conduce cu 3-1 în primul set.

Florin Silea