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MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:18 PM
In the second round of Ameila, defending champ Elena Dementieva, is already down a break against someone ranked outside of the top 50, and has already served a double! Will this dismal serve of hers spell the end of her top-10 dreams, and place her on the outskirts of top tennis, until she can fix her serve, and serve to the level of her ranking?

The Guilty
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:22 PM
I think some people are really starting to be obsessed with Elena's serve. She was broken once, it's not like she didn't hold serve during all the match :rolleyes:

lizchris
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:25 PM
She just got broken again after being up 40-15.:rolleyes:

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:31 PM
Lizchris is right. After being up 40-15 on your serve, a top ten player should be able to hold. Alicia Molik, just finished off her match, and wasn't broken even ONCE! That's how a top ten player should play, and I think that because of top ten players like Dementieva, who gets broken lots of times in lots of matches, and other players who have high rankings, but don't play to the level of their ranking, give the WTA a huge loss in depth and personal credibilty. Even Serena, in her match against Dementieva only lost two games, but she was BROKEN twice. This is the reason that without Serena and Venus to give the game excitement (family drama), the game is boring, because everyone knows that women's tennis is a game of breaks, and until other top players, besides the Williamses, Davenport and the Beligians can consistently hold serve, and always play to the level of their ranking, the WTA is seriously in trouble!

Darop.
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:32 PM
She already hit 5 DF's.

SelesFan70
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:33 PM
Dementieva has always had a rinky-dink serve. Why the obsession now? Regardless of her serve in general, she DOES have a shoulder injury and it's kindah hard to serve with a sore shoulder! Unless, of course, she's acting like she's got a sore shoulder? :scratch:

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:36 PM
Dementieva has always had a rinky-dink serve. Why the obsession now? Regardless of her serve in general, she DOES have a shoulder injury and it's kindah hard to serve with a sore shoulder! Unless, of course, she's acting like she's got a sore shoulder? :scratch:


Maybe her little sister could play for her! hahahahaha

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:37 PM
Tack up ANOTHER BREAK. Now she's down 3-5

LindsayRulez
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:38 PM
She's already got 7 double faults in the first set, that's ridiculous. I mean, I love her ground game and she could be a real contender if she'd do something with her serve; it's just a shame that she won't.

lizchris
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:41 PM
Dementieva has always had a rinky-dink serve. Why the obsession now? Regardless of her serve in general, she DOES have a shoulder injury and it's kindah hard to serve with a sore shoulder! Unless, of course, she's acting like she's got a sore shoulder? :scratch:
If she has a short shoulder, then she shouldn't have played the tournament because she will only make it worse.

Glenn
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:41 PM
She's already got 7 double faults in the first set, that's ridiculous. I mean, I love her ground game and she could be a real contender if she'd do something with her serve; it's just a shame that she won't.
5-4, my bet is she'll still win the first set and the match.

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:41 PM
48% 1st Serve...........WHAT IS THIS, A CLINIC?!?!?!?! GET IT TOGETHER DEMENTIEVA!

Glenn
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:41 PM
7 double faults in 4 service games is :rolleyes: though.

lizchris
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:41 PM
5-4, but she will probably double fault the set away.

DeDe4925
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:41 PM
She already hit 5 DF's.
:eek:

Glenn
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:42 PM
:eek:
7...

Darop.
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:44 PM
up to 7...:sad:

DeDe4925
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:45 PM
Maybe her little sister could play for her! hahahahaha
:haha: :haha: :haha:

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:46 PM
OMG! SHE HELD SERVE! Good job! 5-5

Glenn
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:46 PM
5 games all. :)
Elena will win 7-5 6-0. :p

lizchris
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:46 PM
OMG! SHE HELD SERVE! Good job! 5-5
There is still a chance she could lose the set 7-5.

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:48 PM
There is still a chance she could lose the set 7-5.

OH I KNOW! The way she's playing, I want Kostanic to win, at least she's playing to her level!

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:49 PM
Kostanic just held Dementieva's down 5-6! GO JELENA!

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:53 PM
And another thing, Kostanic's differential (winners/unforced) is -6, Elena's -14! If she wins this match, based on the way she's playing this first set, it'll be a miracle!

lizchris
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:57 PM
They are in the tievreak; Jelena is leading 1-0

Glenn
Apr 7th, 2004, 05:58 PM
4-2 for Kostanic in the tiebreak.

lizchris
Apr 7th, 2004, 06:00 PM
Jelena now leads 5-3

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 7th, 2004, 06:02 PM
Jelena won it 7-5! GO KOSTANIC!

fried_beans
Apr 7th, 2004, 06:03 PM
Dementieva is averageing 90 mph on the serve that's a little better ...Maybe she is actually going for 2nd serves this match.

xr6turbo
Apr 7th, 2004, 06:06 PM
Go Jelana 7-6(5) in the first. Elena has 10 double faults. :o

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 7th, 2004, 06:17 PM
Hmm....second set, Dementieva broken already....sounds familiar?!?!?!?!?!?

Rocketta
Apr 7th, 2004, 06:19 PM
It says she retired. :confused:

DeDe4925
Apr 7th, 2004, 08:02 PM
Well, what was the outcome of the match??? Come on people LOL

LuckyStrike
Apr 8th, 2004, 05:41 PM
Maybe her little sister could play for her! hahahahaha

Maybe your little Sister should post for you!!!!!!! :mad: :fiery:

Insane in the Brain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 8th, 2004, 05:52 PM
Maybe your little Sister should post for you!!!!!!! :mad: :fiery:

Insane in the Brain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My little sister died in a car accident last year. And besides, I only said it because that's what Dementieva said when she accepted her runner-up trophy!