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tennnisfannn
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:28 PM
First it was Venus:eek:
next alicia:eek:
next sveta:eek:
who is next?

LindsayRulez
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:29 PM
wow this is bizarre

PaulieM
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:31 PM
at least they all still get their appearance fees ;)

thelittlestelf
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:32 PM
I know... wow!

steve2005
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:33 PM
the only way it could be more shocking is if Serena or Lindsay loses.

~Rachel~
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:35 PM
I'm glad I haven't bet any VCash so far :lol:

Maria Croft
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:36 PM
wow, must be great for the viewers lol

thelittlestelf
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:38 PM
the only way it could be more shocking is if Serena or Lindsay loses.

I hope that doesn't happen :scared:

tennnisfannn
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:41 PM
will serena, lindsay and myskina survive their second rd matches? yesterday I wouldn't have thought it possible but hey, strange things have happened.

jogoss_78
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:42 PM
maybe myskina is the next

Shoulderpova
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:43 PM
the top players want to get well prepared for the next two Tier 1 tournaments ;) :p

wipeout
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:44 PM
The Daniela/Alicia result is not total craziness given they were tied at 2-2 for last year. :)

Serena+LenaDrule
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:45 PM
What are the chances of Linds being upset by Zheng :scared:
One thing for sure...........this tourney has still got some surprises in stock for us.

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:48 PM
It's not very surprising. Kuznetsova hasn't being playing great since Beijing.
She didn't look herself at the YEC. The pressure from the drug allegations is getting to her as well. Molik might be a little tired but hantuchova has always played her close.
Venus has never played up to her standards at Dubai.

St.Sebastian
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:52 PM
I'm glad I haven't bet any VCash so far :lol:

lol, alicia lost all my money :p

JLDementieva
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:53 PM
and I'm loving all these shock results! :D

jfk
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:55 PM
None of them shocked me at all, except the scoreline in Sania's match. I thought she could win but not so easily....it does sound like the crowd helped take Kuznetsova out of it toward the end though.

Venus losing is not surprising...she loses a lot these days. And Hantuchova beat Molik at the US Open, right? Also not a huge upset.

John.
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:58 PM
I'm glad I haven't bet any VCash so far :lol:

What is this V Cash? :confused:

Smackie
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:01 PM
While presenting the trophy and cheque, Justine barges pass the security and yanks the winners hair and grabs the prize and says

'How dare you, it's my tournement and I should be the winner regardless of whether I played or not'

THAT would be shocking!

fammmmedspin
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:06 PM
the only way it could be more shocking is if Serena or Lindsay loses.

Lindsay has already lost her doubles did I see? Elena B beating Serena isn't entirely impossible.

_LuCaS_
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:23 PM
Dubai becomes very exciting.

wipeout
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:26 PM
While presenting the trophy and cheque, Justine barges pass the security and yanks the winners hair and grabs the prize and says

'How dare you, it's my tournement and I should be the winner regardless of whether I played or not'

THAT would be shocking!

Given the winner is likely to be a lot bigger than her, it'd also be deeply unwise! ;)

bandabou
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:31 PM
Serena losing......considering that you can count her losses in 1st rounds since 1999 on two fingers, it'd be shocking..

Piotr'ek
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:37 PM
Now i just realized how great sharapova is :smoke:

She is the real deal :smoke:

jonny84
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:39 PM
All these shock wins/losses make the tournament more exciting, don't you all reckon??

Shooter
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:48 PM
at least they all still get their appearance fees ;)

Yeah - well - maybe that's the problem. Maybe the motivation to win just isn't there when you know you're going to be getting a good chunk of change - win or lose. Maybe the players getting large appearance fees look at this week as a vacation?

LeRoy.
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:49 PM
Yeah i think "shocking" results are always good for the game :)

cadiac
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:07 PM
About Dani vs Molik match was not that shocked

Pengwin
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:08 PM
This is an awful tournament to have the first vBetting on ;)

Elldee
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:22 PM
Lindsay has already lost her doubles did I see? Elena B beating Serena isn't entirely impossible.

Yeah, but she lost to the number 4 seeds... that's not an upset. Hopefully it helped her get used to the courts too.

Pengwin
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:24 PM
BTW I hope judging by the results so far that Jie Zheng can beat Lindsay Davenport 6-1 6-0 ;)

DelMonte
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:24 PM
Furchtbar! Schrecklich!

Vee :sad:
Alicia :sad:
Sveta :sad:

manu32
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:37 PM
lindsay and serena are better than molik and kuznetsova ...

martirogi
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:42 PM
the most shoking result would be if nastya won a match

squash
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:54 PM
Very shocking result so far! I sure do hope that Serena does not fall.

I think I have seen some of the worst tennis in this tournament. Most of the players are playing poorly. Very Bad! Jelena Jankovic is struggling against Silvia Farina- Elia. What next

I don't know who will win, I have to wait and see how good Lindsay and Serena play tomorrow.

Denise4925
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:58 PM
lol, alicia lost all my money :p
I only bet $100 on that match...thank goodness. :p

Denise4925
Mar 1st, 2005, 07:00 PM
None of them shocked me at all, except the scoreline in Sania's match. I thought she could win but not so easily....it does sound like the crowd helped take Kuznetsova out of it toward the end though.

Venus losing is not surprising...she loses a lot these days. And Hantuchova beat Molik at the US Open, right? Also not a huge upset.
Didn't Sania give Serena some competition at the AO?

Denise4925
Mar 1st, 2005, 07:03 PM
Lindsay has already lost her doubles did I see? Elena B beating Serena isn't entirely impossible.
Nothing is impossible, but it's improbable, because Bovina has no weapons to hurt Serena with, unless Serena is injured.

Lemonskin.
Mar 1st, 2005, 08:10 PM
Could Dubai be more BORING now? :p

Some bastard has been spiking the water for sure.

SzavayFi
Mar 1st, 2005, 08:30 PM
I LOOOOOOVE Dubai! Daniela :woohoo:

_LuCaS_
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:21 PM
the most shoking result would be if nastya won a match
:lol:
She better win tomorrow, lots of money at stake :scared:
Actually today :p

jogoss_78
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:26 PM
the most shoking result would be if nastya won a match



:lol: :lol: Marion is a good player but I think Nastya will win ;) ;)

_LuCaS_
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:42 PM
Hey guys, Nastya is a sure bet on the title here :secret:

Pengwin
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:51 PM
Hey guys, Nastya is a sure bet on the title here :secret:

On her current form she should beat Davenport 6-1 6-1 and Serena 6-0 6-0 ;) :worship:

ASTRID
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:49 PM
I still cant believe Molik lost !

switz
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:59 PM
i put 50 on hantuchova so i feel like i have really achieved onr of my major life goals as i now have 562 of this Vcash, and i have no idea what it actually does.

now when patty wins the tournament i will have much more of this life enhancing Vcash because i have 50 on her as well. why did i not bet it all? it's a lock!!

peanuts
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:53 AM
at least they all still get their appearance fees ;)

i think this is what some people call: "take the apperance fee and run" (i.e. run as in lose in the early rounds, better yet the first round) :lol: ;)

kidding aside, so far this year, dubai has been the most suprising. its has become the tournament of upsets.

i wouldn't be surprised anymore if mirza wins the title :lol:

peanuts
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:57 AM
the top players want to get well prepared for the next two Tier 1 tournaments ;) :p

exactly what i'm thinking. ;)

"the hell with dubai, i'm taking the money (appearance fee) and run." :p :lol:

IW and Miami is coming up. :)

peanuts
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:01 AM
the most shoking result would be if nastya won a match

i like nastya but that was :haha:

nastya its time to get in the freaking finals :yeah:

Dave B
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:06 AM
It could be...I got my first 6 picks right in PAW, and that has never happened before!

Of course, maybe that DOES make it shocking ;)

tennischick
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:09 AM
i wasn't surprised by Alicia's loss -- she must be dog-tired. the others are surprising tho'.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 2nd, 2005, 02:09 AM
Didn't Sania give Serena some competition at the AO?

She did actually. Serena had to serve her off the court to win. I think she hit like 12 aces in that match. Serena had 2 match points at 5-3 in the 2nd set...and Sania made Serena close it out at 5-4.

Gowza
Mar 2nd, 2005, 02:56 AM
kuznetsova/mirza, mirza has been in form sveta hasnt really and mirza has made great leaps this year and has a lot of confidence so the chance was always their, but still would have expected sveta to win. alicia/dani kind of surprising, would have expected molik to win but hantuchova seems to be getting better and better and molik has had some tight matches in the early rounds at the last couple of tournaments as well. venus/silvia, expected venus to win but there was always doubt (as there has been the last year or so) and silvia is a decent enough player.

myskina on results this year will be the next if anyone.

Chunchun
Mar 2nd, 2005, 05:14 AM
First it was Venus:eek:
next alicia:eek:
next sveta:eek:
who is next?

MYSKINA :devil:

Huntress555
Mar 2nd, 2005, 05:40 AM
if it weren't shocking for people it would be boring lol

I hope daniela wins the whole thing....! :D:D

@m@nd@
Mar 2nd, 2005, 05:50 AM
maybe myskina is the next
yeah.... :o

Wombat
Mar 2nd, 2005, 06:46 AM
Next to go home is Nastya (hope she'll stick around for a couple of days more)))
And Mirza wins the event. :wavey:
Will that be enough?

VeeDaQueen
Mar 2nd, 2005, 07:17 AM
Myskina and Schnyder have tough opponents.