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lizchris
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:23 PM
Good for Eleni, bad for Myskina.

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:26 PM
Must have been a hell of a match...

So probably late night-match tomorrow, good for both players since eleni had to fought hard against Maggie having played 2,5 hours and Myskina had two tough three setters today, should be a good match-up tomorrow.

azza
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:29 PM
:bounce: Eleni

Tennisfan-Mtl
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:32 PM
Eleni :D :yeah:

KV
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:36 PM
Well done Eleni :)

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:39 PM
Eleni was in agony in 3rd set, went down with cramps and still mananged to win :)
dunno if she would have done it anywhere else.

the crowd went MAD every pt she won.

and No i didnt see it
heard some reports on BBC Radio :)

gmak
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:40 PM
great fighting spirit from eleni :hug: :worship: :bowdown:

she got cramps at 4-2 and stayed on the ground for about 5 minutes .. she couldn't move at all! it was looking really bad ( remember the anna smashnova incident at Roland Garros )

eleni was in tears and everyone thought it was over :sad:
but she kept on fighting and broke maggie again to win that last game

i don't think she will play tomorrow but who knows?

Jericho
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:53 PM
Eleni!!!! :d

azza
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:55 PM
( remember the anna smashnova incident at Roland Garros )


Tell me. :confused:

veera
Aug 17th, 2004, 10:00 PM
Eleni!!! :) :hearts:
Great win. Please get well so that you can play tomorrow!

gmak
Aug 17th, 2004, 10:09 PM
anna got cramps in fact her whole body was in pain at the start of the third set against elena dementieva... she was in agony!

the difference is that eleni managed to continue :D

if they were playing anywhere else she would have retired

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2004, 10:27 PM
anna got cramps in fact her whole body was in pain at the start of the third set against elena dementieva... she was in agony!

the difference is that eleni managed to continue :D

if they were playing anywhere else she would have retired

Yep, the france incident was awful, I couldn´t even watched it. I just saw some pics of Eleni, lying down on the court with two physios helping her, it´s incredible that she won that match. Amazing.

I hope she´s ok tomorrow and is in full shape again, she deserved it (though I want her opponent to win).

mboyle
Aug 17th, 2004, 10:31 PM
No, Smashnova was up a set and like 4-1 or 4-2 against Dementieva, just cruising, when the cramps came. Mauresmo or Suarez or even LD could have made the RG finals had Anna not collapsed.

pcrtennis
Aug 17th, 2004, 10:32 PM
Go Eleni!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!

Bette_Midler
Aug 17th, 2004, 10:46 PM
OOOOOOEEEEE OOEEEE OEEEEE OEEEEEEE OEEEEEEEEEE VAMOS DIOSA DEL OLIMPO !!!!!

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

esquímaux
Aug 17th, 2004, 10:59 PM
anna got cramps in fact her whole body was in pain at the start of the third set against elena dementieva... she was in agony!

the difference is that eleni managed to continue :D

if they were playing anywhere else she would have retired
That Pistolesi/cramps incident was nasty indeed :eek::sad: I'm really glad that Eleni pulled this out as well because the pics of her laid out on the court didn't look good :unsure:....but she was looking great in that blue outfit with the matching shoes :p

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:07 PM
That Pistolesi/cramps incident was nasty indeed :eek::sad: I'm really glad that Eleni pulled this out as well because the pics of her laid out on the court didn't look good :unsure:....but she was looking great in that blue outfit with the matching shoes :p

We feel sorry for her and you noticed her fashionable matching shoes :D ...gotta say, yeah, I´ve noticed it too, this blue colour is nice, Adidas should have that as a regular outfit, it´s better than this light weird not blue/not-green colour!

crazillo
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:10 PM
Maggie :sad: You are a headcase. She HAD to win it. She will retitre at then end of the year for sure IMO.

Lapin
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:14 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20040817/all/l1198464.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20040817/all/l1198480.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20040817/all/l1198502.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20040817/sge.bef37.170804214543.photo00.default-234x384.jpg

Poor Eleni! I'm so happy for her that she won, but this final pic doesn't look too good for the remainder of the Olympic Games.... :sad: Wish I'd seen the match, it must have been so exciting!! :D Well played Eleni :bigclap:, and please get well soon for your match against Anastasia...

Nastyafan
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:17 PM
I saw the match too, it was an incredible drama. At 4-2 30-40 serving,Eleni get an acute cramp in her left hip, she fell on the baseline, she wasn't able to move and it was necessary the trainer to give her help there. Her face was so painful and it seemed she couldn't continue but she did. Mggie broke here and held to level 4-4, but Danilidou held too and at 5-4* 40-30 she had another MP, tried a winner but it was out and she fell in cramp again. The trainer came again but Eleni hadn't right of another break and the umpire warned her but didnt judge a point to Maggie. Showing indescribable pain on her face Eleni got up and in long rallies won the next 2 points and fell again. The public was in extasies.
Nastya should win that match tomorrow especially if Danilidou doesn't recover quickly, but there is a factor in her disadvantage and if the match is close it may be decisive - the crowd. The crowd is much worse than RG - they clap loudly opponent's DF and they boo linesmen for every decision not in their favour

charmedRic
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:24 PM
That Pistolesi/cramps incident was nasty indeed :eek::sad: I'm really glad that Eleni pulled this out as well because the pics of her laid out on the court didn't look good :unsure:....but she was looking great in that blue outfit with the matching shoes :p
Ditto

crazillo
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:26 PM
Should Maggie have gotten a point???

Pengwin
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:27 PM
this is either really good or really bad news for myskina

Andrew.
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:29 PM
Should Maggie have gotten a point??? No.

Andrew.
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:30 PM
this is either really good or really bad news for myskina I agree. If Eleni can recover and play like she did today, Myskina could be in for some serious trouble. If she's not doing well with the cramps, Myskina could just go on easily or not even play at all.

esquímaux
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:31 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20040817/all/l1198464.jpg
Oh my, did she have cramps or lose a leg :eek: I know, I know, it's just the camera angle :p

GermanBoy
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:32 PM
Spunkylein, next is your fave Myskina.... :devil:

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:38 PM
this is either really good or really bad news for myskina

Yeah...it´s weird. Normally I would say Nastya definetly in two since she has won all their previous three meetings and I can´t imagine that Eleni will be 100 % fit tomorrow, but on the other side, Nastya played for like four and a half hours today, she had a bad close three sets win against Brandi and apparently she just sucked today and just like someone mentioned already, the crowd will be mainly behind their countrywoman and try to mentally kill Nasyta...it will be a great atmosphere, that´s for sure, like Fed Cup but with viewers who probably mainly used to watch football and other loud sports (no offense).

I wished I could be on that centre court tomorrow with all my three fave players playing on the same court consecutively... :hearts: what a line-up.

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:38 PM
Spunkylein, next is your fave Myskina.... :devil:

Yes GigiBoy, you were right!

Nastyafan
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:39 PM
Should Maggie have gotten a point???
I don't know exactly the rules, I think the first warning may be unofficial - without a penalty point, every next should be penalized, but sometimes I have seen a penalty point with the first warning

crazillo
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:41 PM
Its just with the second Nastyafan.
Maggie had to win this right? :sad:

GermanBoy
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:42 PM
Yes GigiBoy, you were right!
:eek: Gigi? :eek: Fernandez? :confused:

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:46 PM
:eek: Gigi? :eek: Fernandez? :confused:

:lol: ...hey, in which city do you live, maybe we should go out on a date, you and me, trying to get on our little fist-fight in the real world... :hug: ;)

Nastyafan
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:47 PM
I said it Spunky, the crowd is really bad and may affect linesmen and Nastya if the match is close. Nastya shouldn't give them a chance to roar

Andrew.
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:48 PM
I said it Spunky, the crowd is really bad and may affect linesmen and Nastya if the match is close. Nastya shouldn't give them a chance to roar You know not every tournament has a conspiracy formed against Russians....

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:52 PM
I said it Spunky, the crowd is really bad and may affect linesmen and Nastya if the match is close. Nastya shouldn't give them a chance to roar

I know but, well, that´s just the way it is. She´s a pro and has to get through this, the more famous she becomes, the worse it will get...she should talk to Justine, Martina H. and Serena about this :cool: ...and we all know how shaky Nastya is when she has to serve for the second time, I am interested to see how she will react to it.

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:53 PM
You know not every tournament has a conspiracy formed against Russians....

It doesn´t matter which player it is I guess...if I were there I would root for my countrywoman as well, who wouldn´t?

Nastyafan
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:54 PM
Its just with the second Nastyafan.
Maggie had to win this right? :sad:
Yes, she had to win she played flawless tennis in the first set, but then Eleni started playing better, the crowd roaring and Maggie lost her confidence and aggressiveness. She was to pasive in the end when Eleni was hardly moving

Bette_Midler
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:58 PM
http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-08-17T205510Z_01_OLY594D_RTRIDSP_2_OLYMPICS-TENNIS.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-08-17T210136Z_01_OLY596D_RTRIDSP_2_OLYMPICS-TENNIS.jpg

:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:


we love you lenita, thanks :sad:

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-08-17T221505Z_01_OLY595D_RTRIDSP_2_OLYMPICS-TENNIS.jpg


:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:00 AM
I don't think any crowd could be as bad as RG.

Serena or Hingis fan? ;)

GermanBoy
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:03 AM
:lol: ...hey, in which city do you live, maybe we should go out on a date, you and me, trying to get on our little fist-fight in the real world... :hug: ;)
Oh you are a brave boy, Spunkylein... :tape: :lol:

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:07 AM
You know not every tournament has a conspiracy formed against Russians....
Who is talking here about a conspiracy. Is there a conspiracy against Americans in France? I said what I saw and there weren't Russians today

crazillo
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:13 AM
Maggie :sad:

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:16 AM
Oh you are a brave boy, Spunkylein... :tape: :lol:

But my I´m not a boy...I thought you were one (name)...don´t say you´re gay...oh no :sad:

GermanBoy
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:20 AM
But my I´m not a boy...I thought you were one (name)...don´t say you´re gay...oh no :sad:
No, I am not and I am not willing to be a gay guy just for you. Spunky - heißen so Leute, die in `nem Brunnen hausen? :tape:

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:23 AM
No, I am not and I am not willing to be a gay guy just for you. Spunky - heißen so Leute, die in `nem Brunnen hausen? :tape:

Rocko´s modern Life...the dog. Good night (immerhin können wir uns drauf einigen, dass wir beide Andy mögen, das ist doch was)

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:26 AM
I know but, well, that´s just the way it is. She´s a pro and has to get through this, the more famous she becomes, the worse it will get...she should talk to Justine, Martina H. and Serena about this :cool: ...and we all know how shaky Nastya is when she has to serve for the second time, I am interested to see how she will react to it.
I didn't mean Nastya can't handle the pressure. If she was in full condition I wouldn't have worried. But now she is too unsteady wit her tiredness, injuries and GQ story and every additional factor like the crowd may be too much for her :unsure:

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:32 AM
I didn't mean Nastya can't handle the pressure. If she was in full condition I wouldn't have worried. But now she is too unsteady wit her tiredness, injuries and GQ story and every additional factor like the crowd may be too much for her :unsure:

Don´t worry...which top-player doesn´t have a tragic story or pressure/acting/model jobs from the outside on her/his shoulders? We´ll see how it works out tomorrow. If she loses she will still have the 8 Million;)
Sleepy time for me.

Emerald
Aug 18th, 2004, 01:10 AM
Go Eleni :bounce::bounce:

Please recover in time for the match tomorrow! :):)

forever_rafter
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:23 AM
OMG, my heart is bleeding when I see her in such a pain but at the same time I am so proud of her, that she managed to overcome the pain and win this match. I hope she'll be able to play Myskina :worship:

Beat
Aug 18th, 2004, 09:16 AM
yesssssss.... brilliant, eleni! :worship:

veryborednow
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:28 PM
I can't believe the BBC stopped the tennis coverage after Andy and showed football instead :fiery:

Bероника
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:44 PM
Oh my poor Eleni :sad: this images are so :sad:

But at the same time I feel so proud she ended the match winning.Eleni you are a heroine.I love you more than ever my greek goddess!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: