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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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Atithee wrote: Sat Oct 21, 2023 5:16 pm:damn:
Yeah... Just when you think that Zeel could be back, this happens. The Beninese may be really talented but still it is bad to see her lose to a 30th ranked 17 year old junior.
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Glass is half-full: you and I both learned at least one new word. :D
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jayakris wrote: Sat Oct 21, 2023 5:36 pm
Atithee wrote: Sat Oct 21, 2023 5:16 pm:damn:
Yeah... Just when you think that Zeel could be back, this happens. The Beninese may be really talented but still it is bad to see her lose to a 30th ranked 17 year old junior.
Well she’s back. Her career best is only 549 and she’s probably playing at that level right now. It’s her breakthrough to the next level that we are still waiting for. Based on her junior results, I thought that she can at least be in the 300s in the ranking and hoping she can still get there.
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Refreshed my memory on her junior career, she made the QF at Aus Open juniors losing to multi GS winner Rybakina. Also made PQF at Wimbledon juniors. Lost in US open round 1 to Osorio who is a solid WTA tour regular.
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After a couple of weeks of break, Zeel is back on court at the Monastir M15 as the 4th seed. She was on a 1-6 losing streak, but I hope the break will help her break others and break out of the slump...

[R1] (4) Zeel Desai (IND,590) vs Camilla Zanolini (ITA,801)
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Forgot to update yesterday...

[R1] (4) Zeel Desai (IND,590) d. Camilla Zanolini (ITA,801), 46 75 64
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Zeel is in the QF at the Monastir W15, and plays the 6th seed Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez (COL,594) next.

[R2] (4) Zeel Desai (IND,590) d. (Q) Lan Mi (CHN,NR), 36 75 75
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Finally a good win for Zeel after quite a while... At the Monastir W15,

[QF] (4) Zeel Desai (IND,590) d. (6) Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez (COL,594), 64 75
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[SF] (4) Zeel Desai (IND,590) vs Daria Khomutsianskaya (RUS,681)
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She plays her doubles partner for this week. Should be an interesting match.
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[SF] (4) Zeel Desai (IND,590) l. Daria Khomutsianskaya (RUS,681) 46 16
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Zeel is the top seed at the Monastir W15 this week and plays a qualifier TBD this week.
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At the W15 in Monastir, Tunisia (Hard),

[R1] (1) Zeel Desai (IND,550) vs (Q) Sara Dols (ESP,1316)
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At the W15 in Monastir, Tunisia (Hard),

[R1] (1) Zeel Desai (IND,550) d. (Q) Sara Dols (ESP,1316) 61 16 62

Next,

[R2] (1) Zeel Desai (IND,550) vs. Alexandra Lordache (ROM,1069)

I am surprised why Zeel is not playing W35 which is in Tunisia itself instead of fighting her in W15 for meagre points.
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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sameerph wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 4:11 am I am surprised why Zeel is not playing W35 which is in Tunisia itself instead of fighting her in W15 for meagre points.
I guess she is a bit low on confidence and is feeling point pressure too. Maybe she wants to get whatever points she can get now.
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