View Full Version : Dementieva vs. Hantuchova

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:27 AM
What does everyone think of this match-up?

Daniela has been playing very well lately, and Alyona can always be bipolar in her tennis.

Go Alyona! :D

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:34 AM
:eek: TiEvaDemEN, how do u put the pics in your siggy??

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:34 AM
Go LenaD on Saturday! :rocker2:

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:35 AM
Dementieva in straight sets

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:36 AM
TiEvaDemEN I love your signature :)

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:36 AM
Lena D by plenty :D

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:37 AM
Elena Of Course :)

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:42 AM
TiEvaDemEN I love your signature :)
ditto :yeah: :yeah: :)

i think lena d will win :sad: :sad: but i love both (a lil preference to dani) and i wanted both to meet in SF at least!

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:42 AM
:eek: TiEvaDemEN, how do u put the pics in your siggy??

I used the font "Wingdings", which are pictures. :)

Thanks Five! :wavey:

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:52 AM
Trashing time - ELENA D in easy two sets

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:56 AM
I dont care if my head says Elena I just cant vote againts Danka.. so Danka :p :hug: :kiss:

Foot's Fingers
Jan 20th, 2005, 08:13 AM
Lena :)

Happy Guy
Jan 20th, 2005, 08:38 AM
Elena. She has never been playing so well at the start of a season, remaining unbeaten in both singles and doubles, with wins over Maria and Venus in the HK exhibition. Daniela plays better than 2003 or 2004, but is still far from her best time, while Elena is currently playing one of her best.

Jan 20th, 2005, 09:03 AM
Elena! No doubt.

Dani have already reached past 2nd round. She and her fans should be happy with her 3r result.

Jan 20th, 2005, 09:09 AM
I like Dani and Lena D, tough for me to chose. :sad: But realistically, Elena'll win.

Jan 20th, 2005, 09:10 AM
lena should take this one.

Jan 20th, 2005, 09:14 AM
this time last year, i think daniella could have won it.
not this time though

Jan 20th, 2005, 09:16 AM
daniela 6-0, 6-0. for patty.

Jan 20th, 2005, 09:16 AM
i'm not serious btw for those that are going to tell me that i'm stupid for thinking that.

Jan 20th, 2005, 09:57 AM
Go Elena :D

Jan 20th, 2005, 10:12 AM
Go Elena

Jan 20th, 2005, 10:14 AM
Elena has been playing really well, and I expect her to beat Dani :) :D

6-2 6-4 :banana:

Jan 20th, 2005, 10:18 AM
i think Elena will win in 2 (although i dun like this match at all :()

Jan 20th, 2005, 11:39 AM
I don't underestimate Daniela. However she has never really troubled Elena. She defeated Elena twice in 2002, Elena's worst year IMO. And Elena still had MPs in one of those defeats.

Elena is faster and stronger from the ground and is much more consistent. She just needs to play her game and fire that awesome forehand and she'll come through.

Good luck Elena!!! :D

Jan 20th, 2005, 11:45 AM
I like them both, probably like Danka more but either way I'll be happy.

Jan 20th, 2005, 11:52 AM
Hopefully, Elena should come through this one.

Jan 20th, 2005, 01:43 PM
The match of my dreams! :hearts:

Um...I think Lena will win it in two.

Jan 20th, 2005, 01:55 PM
they are my favs :sad:
but of course i like Lena lots more :angel:
so good luck lena!!! :bounce:

Martian Melissa
Jan 20th, 2005, 02:07 PM
Elena for sure!

Dirty Sanchez
Jan 20th, 2005, 02:59 PM
If Dani goes in positively and starts well than who knows?! :yeah: Dementieva can go a bit funny at times and with any luck that'll happen here and Dani will progress! :p On her day she can beat anyone...... GO DANKA!!!! :worship:

Jan 20th, 2005, 03:04 PM
I think this match will be very interesting. This is depends a lot at Dani if she play aggressively than she mighty have a chance. If Dani play too defensively than it will be an other easy day for Elena.

Jan 20th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Never-ending belief in Hantuchova revival continues - 25 voted for her (thanks for the laugh, guys)

Jan 20th, 2005, 03:06 PM
62 61 for Dementieva

Jan 20th, 2005, 03:09 PM
Never-ending belief in Hantuchova revival continues - 25 voted for her (thanks for the laugh, guys)

It's certainly not impossible. If Dani serves well, she can win. Her returns already ausome, so that's important aswell. She just needs to make Elena pay for that serve. Since Daniela's is better hopefully she can take control of the point early, but I think she has to get alot of first serves in. Coming to net would also help her aswell

GO DANI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

foreva lindsay
Jan 20th, 2005, 03:15 PM
Lets Go Dani

Jan 20th, 2005, 03:38 PM
I'm loving this match up! I think Elena will pull through this one

Jan 20th, 2005, 03:40 PM
i love them both, Daniela a bit more probably. but i think Elena should get thru without much trouble.

Jan 20th, 2005, 04:03 PM

Jan 20th, 2005, 05:23 PM
I like Dani and Lena but i pick Lena to win in 3 sets. Good luck to both :D

Jan 20th, 2005, 06:23 PM
I hope Daniela :)

Jan 20th, 2005, 06:44 PM
Stilts has no chance against the golden goddess.


Jan 20th, 2005, 07:19 PM
i really love this matchup, my two favorites

dani played really well against babsi, but i can only guess how babsi was playing since she is 0-6 (now 0-7) against daniela, so i cant really take that match into consideration.. against morigami, dani's serve was looking very very bad and she marginally own the second set since akkiko had at least 4 set points at 5-3, and 5-4

elena has played well in both matches, especially yesterday where she look very very solid

based on that... my prediction: elena in 2 sets, one tough one easy
7-5, 6-1

by the way, i agree... tievademen, great name and great sig

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:28 PM
This is great because i know one of my faves will be in the round of 16 on patty :p . I like Dani more than Lena but as long as Dani makes the makes the match close and proves she can play, i wont mind Lena winning. I put Dani just because i would feel bad if a didnt. Good luck they BETTER show this on ESPN. Cmon Aussies put em on Rod Laver!!!!!!!!

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:31 PM
Dementieva gonna win it imo. she could loose the match to the other Daniela not this one althought i want Daniela to win it i think it won´t happen

Jan 20th, 2005, 07:55 PM
Good luck Elena!!!! :)

Jan 20th, 2005, 08:25 PM
Elena in two

Jan 20th, 2005, 08:41 PM
The only way Dani could win is if Lena's ground game is off. We all know that doesn't happen verry often ...

Jan 20th, 2005, 08:43 PM
alyona 6-2 6-2 ;) :)

RatedR Superstar
Jan 21st, 2005, 02:14 AM
i hate to say this, but i think Elena will win, although Im still hoping that Daniela might surprise a lot with this one and get the W :)

Jan 21st, 2005, 02:24 AM
I really hope that ESPN will broadcast this match!! But I doubt it though! :(

Jan 21st, 2005, 03:18 AM
Go Daniela!

Jan 21st, 2005, 03:24 AM
What does everyone think of this match-up?

Daniela has been playing very well lately, and Alyona can always be bipolar in her tennis.

Go Alyona! :D

Dani better hope Elena is on the down end of her bipolar or this one will end early... Yes Dani has been playing well but has only played someone once (Molik) and lost handily...

Jan 21st, 2005, 03:51 AM
Dani better hope Elena is on the down end of her bipolar or this one will end early... Yes Dani has been playing well but has only played someone once (Molik) and lost handily...
dont forget Petrova

Jan 21st, 2005, 04:03 AM
dont forget Petrova

Yea, don`t remind me Ernie... :lol:

Jan 21st, 2005, 05:09 AM
Such a short time ago I'd have assumed Hantuchova would win this in two easy sets. In 2003 and 2004 combined she made ONE semi. And that was on grass. I have to pick Demetieva, because everything about Hantuchova is rumor.

Bulimia. Anorexia. Parental problems. Allergic to people trying to make her a sex symbol.

Who knows? Her form collapsed.

Whereas Dementieva was the only player on the tour to play in two GS finals last year. And yet she lost in the first round at the other two. Including OZ.

Where's my Ouiji board?

Jan 21st, 2005, 06:00 AM
i haven't seen an Alyona match in a year, hoping against hope that espn2/tsn will show :sign: why can't i get a tennis network. Btw, i have been late for school everymorning this week since AO is on. Those fools at TSN would rather rotate poker, bowling, junior hockey and golf than show tennis...

Jan 21st, 2005, 06:02 AM
You guys are all completely out of your mind. I watched both of Dementeds matches and i was dismayed that she could even be ranked int he top 20! she shows little experience against both of her 1st round young unknown easy opponents. she just tried to pound the ball as hard as she could and missed 3 quarters of them. Both of her opponents were just nervous. Even the commentators were saying that she will be an easy target for the next few round which is what i think will definetly happen tmr!

the commentators were non stop laughing at her serve and by the end of the match they were past the laughter stage and feeling sorry for her serve! one actually said "wow lets see if dementieva can hold her serve for the match...the likelihodd is extremely low". dementieva learn how to serve and she was the only top 10 player who lost 1rd in 2 grand slams last year and the year b4! the french should also have been a 1st or at least 3rd round loss after smashnova retired.

dementieva, get bent and i hope u lose! (by the way u and natalie DECKHEAD were not victims in the whole drug scandal.

ROTFLMAO @ the US OPEN FINAL!!!!!!! demented u stink
I see we have another hater....

One gets the feeling your existence on this board is just to piss people off. Other haters have tried for months to produce the level of stupidity you have shown in that one post. Unless you have something of relative intelligence to say, you probably should spend more time off this board and maybe in school.

That aside, I will back Elena to win, but not as comfortably as most think. Could be two tight sets, or possibly three if Daniela plays really well.

Jan 21st, 2005, 07:31 AM
I like Daniela. I mean, I really like her. But she's far from the '02 and early '03 form she enjoyed, and Elena's played quite well since starting off strongly in HK earlier this year. I'm expecting a straight sets win for Elena, though Daniela might be able to stretch it into 3-sets.

And for the record, the last time both played was in the QF of '03 Amelia Island, with Elena winning 6-1, 6-0 :)