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Elena in 2 sets 4 11.76%
Elena in 3 sets 11 32.35%
Anna in 3 sets 6 17.65%
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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2004, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Dementieva vs. Smashnova-Pistolesi

Will Elena get some serves in and have another good result for this season?
Or will Anna get over her Grand Slam troubles and finally break through?
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i guess rd 3 is already a breakthrough of sorts for anna

anna fairly easily.


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Impossible to tell, although I voted for Lena in 3. Lena has to keep her game clean and have some ( a lot) of patience. I can easily picture a 2.5 hour match.

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Anna is 2-0 head to head. Both close three setters in 2002.

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Realy hard to tell Anna is playing great in the last paw weeks, and Elena is not having the best year so far. I think (and hope) Anna in 3.

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Good posts.
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though i am a bit biased, i am going with elena in three sets... she has been playing relatively clean tennis with disregard to her serve, and i believe that her return game will trouble the smashnova-pistolesi serve as well

i expect a long match filled with breaks and long rallies... probably not going to be a very clean match either... GO ELENA!

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heres the very interesting Head-To-Head

2002 San Diego Hard (O) 16 Anna SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI 6-2 5-7 7-6(2)
2002 Linz Hard (I) 16 Anna SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI 6-3 3-6 7-5

I would go with Anna... in 2 sets...
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heres the very interesting Head-To-Head

2002 San Diego Hard (O) 16 Anna SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI 6-2 5-7 7-6(2)
2002 Linz Hard (I) 16 Anna SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI 6-3 3-6 7-5

I would go with Anna... in 2 sets...
It's going to be a 3 set match

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tough to say indeed, i voted for Lena in 3 cuz i'm not sure about it , this is gonna be tough for Lena but if Lena plays quite the same as against Pratt , i see some chances then she has to serve very well, but she can do it looking to the only 8 DF's that she made yesterday so there will be chance the Lena will win only i don't think she's not gonna do it in 2

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Anna in 3 sets. But I hope I'm wrong and Elena wins.

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i guess rd 3 is already a breakthrough of sorts for anna

anna fairly easily.
She got to the 4th round in 95 and 98, so not really.
Go Anna!

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Elena barely escaped her 1st round match.

Clay isn't Nicole Pratt's best surface, so I guess Elena didn't have to worry herself too much there.

But Anna's a very talented player, and I reckon she has a good chance to finally break into the 4th round (or even the QF).

I like Elena, but I'm being realistic. Her clay performances this year are pretty bad, so I'm not going to start expecting strong results from her yet.
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