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Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

Strange match but Dinara, she played ok

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Re: Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

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So many chances gone begging, lead 5-3 in the first set, and then 3-0 in the second.
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Re: Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

Yay Dinara

5-3 down in the first, 3-0 down in the second

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Re: Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

Huge choke from flav in both sets.


Good match for Dina, patchy but played well at the end, good warm up match for AO Worked out all the kinks! Her serve is still though

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Re: Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

Flavia lead 5-3 in the first set.

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Re: Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

Flavia lost 6 games in a row after being double break up in the second set. Pitiful.
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Re: Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

A bit too streaky but the good patches were very good. Flavia can always be counted to lose against Dinara so this was really never in doubt.
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Re: Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

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A bit too streaky but the good patches were very good. Flavia can always be counted to lose against Dinara so this was really never in doubt.
Given how Flavia played to gain that lead in the first set (lead in the second was really created by bad play from Dinara), this could change in the future.
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Re: Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

Big choke from Flavia, 5-3 in first set, 3-0 in second set. OK match, to many doubles from both. Would have been better if it wasn't their first match of the season.

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Re: Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

flavia... work on the overhead smash
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Re: Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

Until 3-0 2nd set it wasn't that bad from Flavia at all.
Ok, she missed quite a few (easy) shots, but at least you could see all the improvements from least season are still there. The form just aint

As iPatty said, Dinara owns Flavia anyway.


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Re: Hopman Cup: Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-3 | RUS 1-0 ITA

Flavia had her chances but Dinara did enough to win the match closing it by getting a virtual bagel.

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