Semi #1: Suarez vs. Dementieva -
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2004, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Semi #1: Suarez vs. Dementieva

Both should feel some kind of nerves here.

Dementieva is more solid off the ground, Suarez has the better serve/net play.

Should be interesting.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2004, 08:14 PM
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I think since both players have been known to let their nerves get to them, it will in the end come down to who can hold their nerve better. I think this could be a really close match, and a really, really, hope Paola can win it, but IMO it's anyone's match.

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The match is on Elena's racket but where will she send it to remains to be seen.

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I hope Saurez in 3!

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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2004, 08:40 PM
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I hope it's a decent match and not just a battle of nerves.
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I voted for Suarez in 3

But I hope Dementieva wins, coz it can be the turn of the tide for her career

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2004, 08:49 PM
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I think Suarez in 3, she's the master of the clay, even more so then Elena.
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2004, 08:53 PM
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Elena last beat suarez when they played and the Elena of 2002 was different to the Elena of 2004.

Elena has become more consistent and controlled in her baseline attack and has been to a GS semi final before. Paola could get overwhelmed by the court, the occasion and Elena's game.

Paola can win, every opponent has a chance, but I hope Elena takes it
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Totally depends on Dementieva. If Saurez wins it will be because LENA lost. And vise-versa.
Lena in 3 or VERY tough 2.

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2004, 10:16 PM
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Dementieva should win this, but Suarez will make her earn it. It really does come down to Dementieva in the end. She has weapons that Suarez can only dream of having. Paola's greatest asset is her speed and movement, but Dementieva can match her in that area quite easily.
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elena d has impressed me more than anyone in the draw, and i predict she will continue to impress. i think she will win in straights.
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I think Paola will win this, and maybe should win this. She is consistent, and great at the net. I don't think Elena will deal with her style well and she will make mistakes. I think the latter will make loads of UEs tomorrow.

I like both, so good luck to both!

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I voted for Suarez in 3! It will be a difficult, close match and I want Suarez to win...

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