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Lena D's newest fan

Yesterday I saw an incredible match. It was Elena Dementieva vs Amelie Mauresmo. This match really made me sit up and take notice of this young lady. I can't believe I didn't see her sooner.

Despite her serve being constantly broken, she kept fighting back. Despite the fact that she had 2 injury timeouts, she kept fighting. Despite hardly being able to breathe late in the last set, she kept going. Then she completely broke Amelie's spirit be destroying her 7-1 in the tiebreak.

This battle, against all odds, against one of the favourites to win the tournament, against a woman who was playing for a definate spot at world #1, really grabbed my attention.

Not only that, but I loved her game, too. Her firecracker forehand, her beautiful volleying (no doubt as a result of her extensive doubles experience). OK, so she has a rotten serve. But she's managed to built her game around it so that even when she commits 15 DF's, she can still come up with quality play, and win a tough match. I think that if she could build up a weapon serve, she could be one of the best players in the game.

Good work Lena! And good luck! You've got a new fan in me ^_^.

Why is it that the world never remembered the name of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 2004, 11:23 AM
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Welcome aboard the Good Ship "Lena D" Lemonskin
She really is glorious and you are dead right that match was something else!!!
Lena is one of the strongest girls out there and fights to the end!
Yes her serve is a problem but not always (see second set) but she is the only player
who can and does ge away with it by her athleticsism and powerful forehands.
Plus I hate serve dominated tennis its boring much better to have rallies that is why I love WTA!!!
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^_^ I look forward to seeing more great Lena D matches!

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Plus I hate serve dominated tennis its boring much better to have rallies that is why I love WTA!!!
So do I, but unfortunately that is how it is sometimes. If Lena could beef up her serve (I believe that she had a session with Aussie tennis legend Fred Stolle who offered to help her) that she could win slams a lot easier

Why is it that the world never remembered the name of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-
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knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-
grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-
nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönedanker-
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Welcome LS
You wont be disappointed, Lena always gives it her best as we saw against Mauresmo
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Welcome LS, great to have a new fan of Lena aboard enjoy your stay around here

I have a feeling Lena is going to beat Jenn today, and will reach and win the USO final

good luck Lena and GOOOO!!!

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Good Luck Lena!!!

Why is it that the world never remembered the name of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-
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knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-
grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-
nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönedanker-
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