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So what would you consider to be a good 2007 season for Dementieva?

Last year: two titles, two Slam QFs, one 2 week TI final, year end top 10 = good.

This year, if Lena D. was able to repeat her 2006 season (in which she actually played worse than in late 2005, yet achieved better results), I would be more than content, but I doubt she will considering her results since last year's USO.

So I'd say that the following would be good:

- year end top 10 + one title/two Slam QFs or better

Year end top 10 without any titles would be decent, but would give more ammo to the haters who contend she has no business being in the top 10.

If she finishes the year out of the top 10 (quite possible), her season may still be considered decent if she wins a title/makes it to two Slam QFs or better (only if she did make it to two Slam QFs or better, it would very unlikely she'd end 2007 out of the top 10).

Out of the top 10, no titles, not even a Slam QF - bad.

I don't consider making the YEC as an objective because Lena unfailingly embarrasses herself once in it.

Your take: is this asking too much or too little?

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Re: So what would you consider to be a good season for Dementieva?(request to moderators)

Request to moderators: could you please move this thread to Player Forums/Russian Roulette/Dementieva's Gardens of Edem, where I should have posted it to begin with?

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Re: So what would you consider to be a good season for Dementieva?(request to moderators)

Given her career, the only sucessful season is one with a GS singles title. What's one more Tier II title, or a GS semi? Been there, done that.

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Re: So what would you consider to be a good season for Dementieva?(request to moderators)

2 covers of Men's Magazine- stuff and FHM;
SI photoshoot;
breaking with Maxim and dating Marat

Just joking....
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2 covers of Men's Magazine- stuff and FHM;
SI photoshoot;
breaking with Maxim and dating Marat

Just joking....


You forgot: to top all of those useless "sexiest athlete" polls.

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Re: So what would you consider to be a good 2007 season for Dementieva?

Oh, and a big "thank you" for the anonymous moderator who moved this as requested.

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Re: So what would you consider to be a good 2007 season for Dementieva?

2- 4 titles and top 6 - 8
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Given her career, the only sucessful season is one with a GS singles title. What's one more Tier II title, or a GS semi? Been there, done that.

You know what, you're right. Lena's had an exceptional year of tennis, but she needs a Slam to complete it. This is kind of what I trying to say in the Lena topic in the General Messages section. Take someone like Carlos Moya, he's won a Slam, but minus the Slam, I'm guessing that Lena has accomplished more. Do you understand what I'm saying? I just want Lena to win a Slam to validate her success. She has four more years to win a Slam, so we'll see what happens. I'm sticking with her until the death.

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Re: So what would you consider to be a good 2007 season for Dementieva?

To have a better season than last one, simply that.
Not only in results but also in her game.
If I can see a real improvement in her game, the results will come, but she needs to speed up, or even not have a step back in her tennis, because time is running out

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To have a better season than last one, simply that.
Not only in results but also in her game.
If I can see a real improvement in her game, the results will come, but she needs to speed up, or even not have a step back in her tennis, because time is running out

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Re: So what would you consider to be a good 2007 season for Dementieva?

Another Tier I, a Slam SF anywhere, beat more than two or three top 10 players--I'd be happy with that.

And I know it's early in the year, and she's been injured since Tokyo, but not a great start to the year at all. The only plus is that she started even worse in 2004.

Oh Elena. Make something of this season.
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Re: So what would you consider to be a good 2007 season for Dementieva?

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Another Tier I, a Slam SF anywhere, beat more than two or three top 10 players--I'd be happy with that.

And I know it's early in the year, and she's been injured since Tokyo, but not a great start to the year at all. The only plus is that she started even worse in 2004.

Oh Elena. Make something of this season.

You know what, I'd be happy with what you just proposed because it would give her confidence for 2008, which is what really matters. And if she makes a Slam final, that would be good too.

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You know what, I'd be happy with what you just proposed becaue it would give her confidence for 2008, which is what really matters. And if she makes a Slam final, that would be good too.
A slam final ................but I'm not sure if I would stand to see her loosing in a GS final so.................

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A slam final ................but I'm not sure if I would stand to see her loosing in a GS final so.................

If she wins one ..................I will pee in my black panties
You're too much!! I couldn't stand to see her lose either. I'd rather her not make a Slam final if she's going to lose it. She just needs to be focused and loose. You know, not nervous.

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Re: So what would you consider to be a good 2007 season for Dementieva?

another year without Lena reaching at least a GS semifinal cannot be considered a good year.

That said, if Lena replicates '06, it won't be a terrible year. But that's not a very high standard to meet. It's like, she played 2 good high Tier events, 2 steady if unspectacular slams, and was basically crap the rest of the year.
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