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Exclamation Nasdaq-100 Women's Semifinal Predicitons

First Semifinal:
(1) Serena Williams vs. (25) Eleni Daniilidou
Though Serena has dropped a set while Eleni has not and Serena has not faced a top ten player while Eleni upset a top ten player (Jennifer Capriati), Serena is a much better player than Eleni and she has at this point in the past four years while I don't think Eleni has played a Teir I semifinal and that is going to be the difference in this match.
Serena in two sets, possibly 6-4, 6-3 or 6-4

Second Semifinal:
(5)Elena Dementieva vs. (8)Nadia Petrova
Of the four players left, Nadia has given up the least amount of games and seems to have a solid serve, something that cannot be said for Elena. In addition, she has a pretty good head to head and a winning record on hardcourt. It looks as if she will finally reach her first Tier I final (as she and Maria Sharapova are the only Russian who I think have to ability to win tournaments like this and Grand Slams in the future).
Nadia in two sets (If Elena DF alot), possibly 6-3, 6-3 or three sets if Elena can control her DF's
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I say Serena in three, I think Eleni's got the game to take a set, maybe even two, If she can control the points she may be able to beat serena she's playing pretty well. However, I'd give the edge to Serena..
and Elena in two, nadia is playing well, but Elena is coming off a moral victory.. and she's been fighting this whole tourney, she's not about to stop now.

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Daniilidou in 2
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serena in 2, she will b too solid for eleni
elena in 3, nadia is a more solid player, way better serve, but after beating venus elena should be pumped to make the final
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You know what is remarkable.. Three out of four semifinalists are just coming from injuries. Serena plays her first tournament in nearly 8 monthes. Nadya playing her second tournament since January. Elena plays her first tournament since early February. It turns out, Miami is the right place for comebacks..

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ys, which russian would you like to see win?

"On the coin toss Martina said, "Do you want me to break your serve first or hold?" The umpire looked shocked. But we just both cracked up."
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ys, which russian would you like to see win?
Elena is one of my most favourite players, but I like Nadya too, and she probably needs this more, her titlelessness is worrisome and undeserved. Soon she will be the highest ranked player with no title since, I think, 1987.

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I say Serena in three, I think Eleni's got the game to take a set, maybe even two, If she can control the points she may be able to beat serena she's playing pretty well. However, I'd give the edge to Serena..
and Elena in two, nadia is playing well, but Elena is coming off a moral victory.. and she's been fighting this whole tourney, she's not about to stop now.

I don't know what you mean by moral victory, but here is one fact re players who beat a Williams sister in a tournament:

Only four players (to date) have beaten them in the same tourament and only one (Aranxta Sanchez) went on to win the title (she beat Venus in a final in the late 1990's I think) (I don't count Kim Clijsters winning the WTA Tour Championships because Venus retired during their match). In addition, the last person who attempted to do it at this tournament (Jennifer Capriati) lost in three sets in the final, so things aren't looking up for Elena even if she wins her semifinal, which I don't think she will.
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I don't know what you mean by moral victory, but here is one fact re players who beat a Williams sister in a tournament:

Only four players (to date) have beaten them in the same tourament and only one (Aranxta Sanchez) went on to win the title (she beat Venus in a final in the late 1990's I think) (I don't count Kim Clijsters winning the WTA Tour Championships because Venus retired during their match). In addition, the last person who attempted to do it at this tournament (Jennifer Capriati) lost in three sets in the final, so things aren't looking up for Elena even if she wins her semifinal, which I don't think she will.
Are you just trying to pick fights with m e in every thread? You are entitled to your opinion, you think elena will lose, and by moral victory, i mean beating venus is a big win for her. and I never said she would beat Serena, the question was who do you think will win the semi finals and i said Elena.

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Are you just trying to pick fights with m e in every thread? You are entitled to your opinion, you think elena will lose, and by moral victory, i mean beating venus is a big win for her. and I never said she would beat Serena, the question was who do you think will win the semi finals and i said Elena.
Meghann had a big win against Venus last year at this same tournament.
Result: She lost in the quarterfinals

Vera had a big win against Venus at the FO.
Result: She lost in the quarterfinals

Lisa had a big win against Venus at the AO.
Result: She lost in the quarterfinals

Svetlana had a big win against Venus at Dubai.
Result: She lost in the final

Elena had a big win aginst Venus today.
Result: TBD

As you can see, all these players had big wins against Venus and weren't able to parlay it into a tournament win. That could change on Saturday, but I don't think so.
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Its going to be a Serena-Nadia final
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I think Serena and Elena will win
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Serena in two easy set: 6-0 6-2 Have you people seen how Daniilidou runs. It's like a piano on her back. If Serena is serving big, which is most likely to happen, Daniilidou will be running nonestop. Also, her serve isn't a big weapon, so when Serena attacks it, its going to be over. HA

Elena in two hard set: 6-4 7-6 Im hoping that Elena makes it to the final hehe. I dont know, even though Venus played bad, I think she played pretty good tennis and hopefully she will tomorrow.
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Meghann had a big win against Venus last year at this same tournament.
Result: She lost in the quarterfinals

Vera had a big win against Venus at the FO.
Result: She lost in the quarterfinals

Lisa had a big win against Venus at the AO.
Result: She lost in the quarterfinals

Svetlana had a big win against Venus at Dubai.
Result: She lost in the final

Elena had a big win aginst Venus today.
Result: TBD

As you can see, all these players had big wins against Venus and weren't able to parlay it into a tournament win. That could change on Saturday, but I don't think so.
That's great, am i arguing with your opinion, no? I still think Elena will win tonite, why are you still posting?

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?_?Didn't you predict elena to win in 3 sets as well, lizchris?

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