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Strange Dementieva Comments...

"She was playing unbelievable today. In the second set, you know, I just missed a great chance to make it 5-4 for me on my serve," Dementieva said.


"Justine, she plays even better than she was before her illness," she added.

Didn't Dementieva say that about Kim, too? I don't think this is true. Justine and Kim probably don't even think this yet. They both believe there is room for improvement, and there is. I just found it odd how she made this comment about both Kim and Justine.
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2005, 02:23 AM
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i don't think it's true either, you know how players will just say random stuff sometimes after a match.
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"She was playing unbelievable today. In the second set, you know, I just missed a great chance to make it 5-4 for me on my serve," Dementieva said.


"Justine, she plays even better than she was before her illness," she added.

Didn't Dementieva say that about Kim, too? I don't think this is true. Justine and Kim probably don't even think this yet. They both believe there is room for improvement, and there is. I just found it odd how she made this comment about both Kim and Justine.

At least this is a very pleasing and classy comment of a player in defeat.

I hope her "best-friend" can learn from her.

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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2005, 03:40 AM
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dont know about justine because i havent seen her play yet upon her return to the tour this year but it looked to me that kim was playing at least as well as she was before the injury if not better, which makes it even more exciting to see what else she has to show us once she is fully back into the tour and back into the rhythm.

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I think Elena meant to say that they are playing better now, than when they were injured. Elena didn't explain it well Illness same thing as being sick, hurt, samething to Elena.

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As far as Kim, I actually do think she is playing better than before. I think she feels like it's a blessing to play again, along with the fact that she is starting from the bottom again, which takes off the pressure. It shows in her game. Like after being down 4-0 to Davenport, I really don't think the Kim before injury would have fought back so well. I think now she realised "Hey, Davenport is #1 right now and she just beat Sharapova 6-0 and 6-0, and here I am just coming back from injury, so just play my game and see how it goes." Just a completely different outlook.

Now when Kim gets back to the top and is expected to win again, which now people will already expect her to do well, we will see if the outlook remains and how long she plays without pressure.







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Well it was true that she blew chance after chance but it's not true that Justine is playing better than before....Justine had so many double faults (two) and ue's in the game that Dementieva won to tie the score 4-4 all. Everytime Dementieva would get a lead on Justine's serve she would follow it up with a ue or 2...Then in the 2nd set she was double fault queen. If Elena played half the points when in a lead in a game better she would've won. Even on Elena's own serve when she was in a lead like 40-15 she would then double fault and hit a ue...Justine played well but I wouldn't say great.
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If it would make me feel better, I'd say my opponent was playing amazing. Whether it's true or not is irrelevant for her as long as she believes it, than it's all good for Elena! Too bad she lost that final. It may have been nerves. Her record in finals isn't too good is it?
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If it would make me feel better, I'd say my opponent was playing amazing. Whether it's true or not is irrelevant for her as long as she believes it, than it's all good for Elena! Too bad she lost that final. It may have been nerves. Her record in finals isn't too good is it?
Well if I was on the comeback trail or in my first final she's the one I would want to be playing against.
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Well...in Justine's case. I think there may be some sort of truth.
Elena played her exhibition back in December. Justine was very
wonky and kept on hitting the frame on her returns. Zero confidence
back in December.

Maybe she likes Justine. That Gold Diamond encrusted
Rolex wrist watch she got as a gift from Justine at the exhibition
may have done the trick.

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I guess I'm just too lazy to analyse every little thing players say!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Maybe she likes Justine. That Gold Diamond encrusted
Rolex wrist watch she got as a gift from Justine at the exhibition
may have done the trick.


...wait...was it Justine who bought the watch from her own pockets or was it a promotional gift from tournament organisers?

Anyway, I don't really agree with Elena. Justine struggled a bit leading up to the finals, plus clay is her strongest surface, so I don't think Justine was playing "better" than pre-illness.
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well, of course she said that. i mean, losing to a player who's been out that long and on only her 2nd tournie back is pretty embarrassing.

but with kim, its true, kim is better now. great serving and much improved forehand.

i hope elena finally wins a big one this year. not a GS but a tier 1. moscow, hopefully.

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Elena, you're so hot





...wait...was it Justine who bought the watch from her own pockets or was it a promotional gift from tournament organisers?
Maybe she got a discount from the sponsors; but everyone who
went will tell you that the hosts announced that this year's
presents to the players will be from Justine personally
and then she gave Elena, Sveta and Dechy those watches in
boxes during the finale of the exhibition.

We had a big laugh over at H2HQ in how if Justine knew
she would get her ass kicked by her best buddy Dechy,
and lose to Elena she may have purchased SWATCH
watches instead to give away.

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