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Paris 2007

Dinara hasn't played well since Gold Coast


(7)SAFINA, Dinara vs KRAJICEK, Michaella
PIN, Camille vs QUALIFIER

MULLER, Martina vs QUALIFIER
BYE vs (4)PETROVA, Nadia

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Davai & Udachi Dina !

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Dawaj Dinara!!!

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good draw.
krajicek hasn't done anything recently and pin is pin. i expect at least a quarterfinal, maybe a semi if nadia isn't playing too well.

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Good Luck today Dinara !!!
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Good luck Dinara
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Dinara won 1st match 64 75. Keep going!

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Both of them have brothers who won a slam

Safina battles through
  • <LI class=byline>By Barnaby Chesterman in Paris
  • February 06, 2007
DINARA Safina struggled to find her rhythm early but eventually battled through to the second round of the WTA Paris Open today, beating Michaella Krajicek 6-4 7-5.

In a clash between two sisters of considerably more famous tennis-playing brothers, a solitary break of serve in each set sufficed to send the No.7 seed from Russia through at the expense of the Dutchwoman.
Safina, who was champion in Paris in 2005, made the most of a loose ninth game from Krajicek before serving out for the set at the first opportunity.
The second set followed a similar pattern but this time it was a poor 11th game from Krajicek that handed her opponent another break and Safina served out the match despite dropping to 15-30 in the final game.
The Russian has been in fine form this year, claiming the Gold Coast title last month by beating Martina Hingis in the final.
"This was a tough first round, she's a good player and I lost to her the last time," Safina said.
"I tried to stay focused and just play my game."
Safina won a thrilling three-set battle against world No.3 and home favourite Amelie Mauresmo in 2005 before the Frenchwoman claimed the title for the second time last year.
"This tournament has always been good for me. The first time I came here I reached the semi-finals," added Safina.
"The people working here are very nice so it feels like a little family and it's really nice to always come back here."
The Russian was the biggest name playing on the opening day and did not let the centre stage get to her, upping her game at the vital moments in both sets.
Belgian world No.2 Justine Henin-Hardenne is the top seed and both she and Mauresmo, who have first round byes, are due to launch their campaigns either tomorrow or Thursday.
Henin is playing in her first tournament since pulling out of last month's Australian Open because of her split from husband Pierre-Yves Hardenne.
Eight of the world's top 13 players are competing in Paris, including a strong Russian presence comprising five of the top eight seeds.

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Congrats!!!!

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Hope she is in good form now
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Good Luck in doubles today
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Dinara won 26 62 76(5).

Camille served for the match @ 5-6*
Argh, too close to comfort. Nadia will crush her!

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Dinara hasn't played well since Gold Coast. She has to step it up against Nadia.

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Nadia hasnt played brilliant herself lately either...

Good that she pulled out the win today though and didn't give up.

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at least she wophewww

Too close

Pin becomes a real danger for high ranking Russians

But good that Safina was not fell apart but managed to win

2-3 years ago she would become mad and lost - from this point she improves a lot
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Dinara Safina (Who defeated Camille Pin 2-6, 6-2 7-6): « I was expecting a tough match as I knew she had amost defeated Sharapova in Australia, and oh, was I right! At the end of the third set, I decided to give all I had and to play more aggressively, even if I was taking the risk of losing, because that's the only way to win, I had no choice. After the first set, I tried to pretend it hadn't happen, it had just been a warm-up, because it had gone so fast... Physically speaking, it was very hard, and I actually had a cramp in my hand in the last few games but I tried not to show it. It was very frustrating not to be able to implement my game plans at times, but eventually, I managed to do what I had to do.»
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