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Freewoman33
Mar 26th, 2005, 09:58 PM
This kid, Linetskaya seems to be taking advantage of Dementieva's poor serve. She has broken her twice already. That might be a big blow to Dementieva because she's defending finalist points. I'm keeping my eye on this one.

matthias
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:01 PM
go evgenia

jonny84
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:02 PM
Dementieva is a FIGHTER!!!!!

I'm sure she will take this match - she has the experience and the skill and the nerve to hold out on tight and hard matches.

eyesy
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:03 PM
Linetskaya is strong for sure, but I prefer Elena.

lizchris
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:03 PM
I wouldn't be so quick to predict an upset. Linetskaya might have broken twice, but she was also broken twice. I say Demetieva wins this one, but she will not defend her finalist points.

bmxbandit
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:04 PM
Um....First #s are Dementieva's

Fastest Match Serve Speed109 MPH100 MPHAverage Match Serve Speed92 MPH90 MPH

lucashg
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:05 PM
It's not like Linetskaya has the best serve on tour, eh? Dementieva's fastest serve was at 109MPH while Linetskaya's was at 100MPH.

It's been a break-fest so far. I hope Dementieva gets through.

SilK
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:05 PM
yeah, she has to win. I put Vcash on Dementieva! :p

jonny84
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:10 PM
Upset? I think lets not be so hasty

Elena serving at 4-2 :)

crazillo
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:20 PM
I think Elena D. will come through here.

Happy Guy
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:20 PM
6-3 Elena

Not much trouble so far

RenaSlam.
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:52 PM
4-2 Linetskaya in the second set

RenaSlam.
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:00 PM
Freewoman may be right. They just split sets. WOW.

No Name Face
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:05 PM
ugh...i love lena but i wish i could just expect her to win matches like serena

then again, linetskaya is top 20 bound so lena just got a hard draw. hopefully she'll pull this one out...and geez, lena is serving a LOT better, what do you guys expect? her fastest is 111 mph!

BoucharDRules
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:05 PM
Freewoman is a stinkin' Dementieva-hater. :fiery: :fiery:

FLL
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:06 PM
Elena does that allllllllll the time! 3 sets win are what makes her fun to watch :D

No Name Face
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:07 PM
Elena does that allllllllll the time! 3 sets win are what makes her fun to watch :D

they're not fun to me...well, they are, but not in 2nd round matches...i just want her to close this one out. bagel this girl in the final set, lena and i'll be happy again

Freewoman33
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:14 PM
It does seem like she's serving better, but the dfs are killing her. If Linetskaya had a better serve, Dementieva would be gone by now. Struggling early on in a tournament against a much lower ranked player isn't a good sign at all.

I Don't understand why she hasn't fixed that serve, especially knowing how vital the serve is in today's game. It's like Venus and her Forhand/second serve except, Dementieva's situation is much worse.

No Name Face
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:23 PM
It does seem like she's serving better, but the dfs are killing her. If Linetskaya had a better serve, Dementieva would be gone by now. Struggling early on in a tournament against a much lower ranked player isn't a good sign at all.

I Don't understand why she hasn't fixed that serve, especially knowing how vital the serve is in today's game. It's like Venus and her Forhand/second serve except, Dementieva's situation is much worse.

that's not true...linetskaya defeated the #1 seed in this tournament about a week ago. the reason why lena is double faulting more is because she's going for every serve instead of slicing it in. it's going to take time.

linetskaya is no joke, she's in the top 40. she's lower ranked, yes, but she's risen over 60 spots in like...three months. she's on the rise and is getting better. a lot of the russians play power games, so lena has to fight to win this one. i wish she could close out matches faster, but she didn't get the opponent myskina and kuznetsova got..she got a russian on the rise with a huge power game and confidence after taking out both mauresmo and zvonareva.

Freewoman33
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:24 PM
Freewoman is a stinkin' Dementieva-hater. :fiery: :fiery:


Hate is very strong word. I don't hate Dementieva, I just think that she's a bitter person because of her insecurities. I dislike the fact that she talks ill about some of the other players.

starr
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:25 PM
Linetskaya is great!!

I hope she wins today, but I see Elena is up a break in the third.

Linetskaya's serve is :rolleyes: But then so is Elena's. :)

wta whore 79
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:25 PM
LenaD up a break in the third!!
:)

ETA: or she was.

starr
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:27 PM
that's not true...linetskaya defeated the #1 seed in this tournament about a week ago. the reason why lena is double faulting more is because she's going for every serve instead of slicing it in. it's going to take time.

linetskaya is no joke, she's in the top 40. she's lower ranked, yes, but she's risen over 60 spots in like...three months. she's on the rise and is getting better. a lot of the russians play power games, so lena has to fight to win this one. i wish she could close out matches faster, but she didn't get the opponent myskina and kuznetsova got..she got a russian on the rise with a huge power game and confidence after taking out both mauresmo and zvonareva.

I wouldn't say Linetskaya has the stereotypical Russian baseline game, i.e. a big babe on the baseline whacking rockets. Linetskaya is a speed demon, very mobile, and very athletic.

RenaSlam.
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:27 PM
Not anymore.

Freewoman33
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:27 PM
that's not true...linetskaya defeated the #1 seed in this tournament about a week ago. the reason why lena is double faulting more is because she's going for every serve instead of slicing it in. it's going to take time.

linetskaya is no joke, she's in the top 40. she's lower ranked, yes, but she's risen over 60 spots in like...three months. she's on the rise and is getting better. a lot of the russians play power games, so lena has to fight to win this one. i wish she could close out matches faster, but she didn't get the opponent myskina and kuznetsova got..she got a russian on the rise with a huge power game and confidence after taking out both mauresmo and zvonareva.

What's not true?

starr
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:28 PM
LenaD up a break in the third!!
:)

ETA: or she was.

:bounce: 2 all. :)

No Name Face
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:30 PM
What's not true?

that lena is struggling against a much lower ranked player...rankings aren't everything, i'd argue that linetskaya is playing much better than zvonereva and even bovina this year.

RenaSlam.
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:31 PM
0-30 on Elena's serve.

wta whore 79
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:33 PM
LenaD up 4-2!!

No Name Face
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:33 PM
lena's up a break and she held...although i'm liking evgenia more and more, i love her style of play...i'll be surprised if she's not top 25 by the U.S. open

Happy Guy
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:36 PM
5-2 Lena :)

Better luck next time, Evgenia~ ;)

No Name Face
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:37 PM
5-2 Lena :)

Better luck next time, Evgenia~ ;)

lena's been up this much before and still managed to choke away a few crucial games...i won't be content till it's over :o

mishar
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:37 PM
Linetskaya's serve unfortunately is no better than Dementieva's. She double-faults less, but otherwise...

RenaSlam.
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:37 PM
5-2 Lena :)

Better luck next time, Evgenia~ ;)

Isn't Dementieva SUPPOSED to win? She's the seeded player right, Evgenia has nothing to feel ashamed about.

RenaSlam.
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:40 PM
Don't look now, but Demented was broken serving for the match at 5-2...go Evgenia...

No Name Face
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:44 PM
ugh lena just close this out already

Freewoman33
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:45 PM
that lena is struggling against a much lower ranked player...rankings aren't everything, i'd argue that linetskaya is playing much better than zvonereva and even bovina this year.

Okay, so she's not ranked that much lower, but still, Dementieva as the #5 player shouldn't be in such a tight spot. Not good!

RenaSlam.
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:45 PM
Bet Happy Guy feels like an ass right now LOL

Happy Guy
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:47 PM
Isn't Dementieva SUPPOSED to win? She's the seeded player right, Evgenia has nothing to feel ashamed about.

Did I SAY that Evgenia have to feel ashamed? You are too obsessed with pride, probably.

And Elena wins! :bounce:

Better luck next time, Evgenia! ;)

Happy Guy
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:49 PM
Bet Happy Guy feels like an ass right now LOL

Thanks for joining Lena's Party, though you were not invited.

crazillo
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:50 PM
Yay Elena. :D

eyesy
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:50 PM
Elena won!!!
Party time!

No Name Face
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:51 PM
Okay, so she's not ranked that much lower, but still, Dementieva as the #5 player shouldn't be in such a tight spot. Not good!

i agree with you...although this isn't nearly as embarrasing as the almost-loss to beltrame at indian wells.

it's weird, it's like for every match, it doesn't matter if the person's ranked #6 or #86, it never seems that easy for lena. i still have faith though because she's my favorite player...

tenn_ace
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:52 PM
the whole thread is wasted for nothing...

starr
Mar 27th, 2005, 12:03 AM
Never a waste!

Too bad for Linetskaya. I hope she continues to improve and that we see more of her.

BoucharDRules
Mar 27th, 2005, 12:11 AM
:bounce: :bounce:

Elena slacks off sometimes but eventually she takes out the trash. :p

Greenout
Mar 27th, 2005, 01:53 AM
:bounce: :bounce:

Elena slacks off sometimes but eventually she takes out the trash. :p

Some of this thread was funny. People hoping, hoping that ED would
lose. :lol:

Sorry....Whoo! Into the 3rd! :wavey:

DA FOREHAND
Mar 27th, 2005, 02:04 AM
mAJOR upset...phew...at least that means Venus is safe!

Stamp Paid
Mar 27th, 2005, 02:49 AM
LOL at this point, a Dementieva upset would be major ONLY to her fans.