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Mar 26th, 2005, 11:47 PM
it seems all her matches are three setters lately?

Mar 26th, 2005, 11:48 PM
Elena :D

Mar 26th, 2005, 11:48 PM
Lena :yeah:

Good try Linetskaya.

No Name Face
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:48 PM
it seems all her matches are three setters lately?

yeah...wish i can say i am happy with this result, but i'm not. not to discredit evgenia though...it's just i want lena to win convincingly every now and then...

Mar 26th, 2005, 11:48 PM
Yes, it does. She's pretty clutch though in the tight situations...usually. She whipped out 3 winners in that last game to clinch the match.

Mar 26th, 2005, 11:49 PM
yay Elena!!!! A win's a win!! Winning tough matches will just give her more confidence in the future!!

Mar 26th, 2005, 11:52 PM
Elena :)

wta whore 79
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:52 PM
YAY LenaD!!!!

Mar 26th, 2005, 11:57 PM
i kind of am getting sick of these three setters, just cause my heart cant take it! lol

i am happy to see that she is winning tight matches where it comes down to the mental aspect of the game... take a look at mauresmo, she just lost to linetskaya and dementieva was playing equally as bad as momo was, but elena pulled through it and still found a way to win... that is the mark of a true top player

Mar 26th, 2005, 11:58 PM
Goooooood Job Elena!!

Mar 27th, 2005, 12:01 AM
very exciting for this math

Yeah! Elena

Mar 27th, 2005, 12:02 AM
Congrats Lena :)

Looks like Linetskaya will be one to look out for in a draw ;)

Mar 27th, 2005, 12:11 AM
elena nad becoms the queen of three setters, only problem for her is the deeper she goes into the draw, the tougher it will be for her, at some point, something is gonna give! Remeber at IW, she ended up straining her groin.

Mar 27th, 2005, 12:25 AM
Elena :yeah:
Three sets might be a bit more nerve racking, but a win is a win, and Linetskaya is a dangerous player.
Roll on Round 3

Mar 27th, 2005, 12:26 AM
:worship: phew.......

Mar 27th, 2005, 01:21 AM
That was too close for comfort!

Good win anyways though lena!

Mar 27th, 2005, 01:22 AM
Linetskaya was a potential spoiler, so I'll take this win gladly.

Lena had 2 ACES and, unfortunately, 13 double-faults. She had 30 winners, and it must have a large number of UE's.

Mar 27th, 2005, 01:26 AM
Elena hit a 111mph serve this match!

Mar 27th, 2005, 01:29 AM
Elena :yeah:

Bad luck Zhenya. :sad: But she's had an amazing start to 2005. :hearts:

Mar 27th, 2005, 02:23 AM
well done Elena :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mar 27th, 2005, 03:14 AM
match stats:

Match Summary
1st Serve % 61%
Aces 2
Double Faults 13
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 30 of 52 = 58%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 15 of 33 = 45%
Winners (including service) 30
Unforced Errors 47
Break Point Conversions 7 of 11 = 64 %
Net Approaches 11 of 16 = 69 %
Total Points Won 91
Fastest Match Serve Speed 111 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 97 MPH

Match Summary
1st Serve % 61%
Aces 0
Double Faults 4
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 32 of 54 = 59%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 10 of 34 = 29%
Winners (including service) 13
Unforced Errors 39
Break Point Conversions 7 of 15 = 47 %
Net Approaches 8 of 12 = 67 %
Total Points Won 82
Fastest Match Serve Speed 104 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 87 MPH

honestly, i am pretty much liking elena's numbers except her doublefault count... 13 is way too much, but it looks like she has completely given up on the powder puff serve... high of 111mph with an average of 97mph!? thats great... if only she could execute more effectively, she wouldnt have so many three-setters

Mar 27th, 2005, 03:19 AM
Elena D.'s statistics aren't bad at all, except for the double faults. But, in her second round match, this shouldn't be happening. She gets tired and injured when she plays these matches early on, she needs to focus.

Mar 27th, 2005, 04:15 AM
Hope Elena can win the next matches easily... she needs to conserve her energy for Kim!!

Mar 27th, 2005, 04:33 AM
Pozdravliayu, Elena!!

Mar 27th, 2005, 05:07 AM
yay!!! congrats elena :)
good luck in ur next match~~ hope its much easier

Mar 27th, 2005, 05:19 AM
A great win for Elena against an emerging star in Linetskaya. Glad Elena is moving on. Tough draw for Evgenia.

Foot's Fingers
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:21 AM
Good win Lena ;)

Great start of th year Zhenya!

Mar 27th, 2005, 07:46 AM
Well done, Lena! :yeah:

13 double faults, though... EEK. :eek: :banghead: Yikes. That better not happen in the next rounds...

Anyway: Good win! :kiss:

Mar 27th, 2005, 08:13 AM
Well Done Elena!! A good win ,if a tough one ,but Linetskaya is no useless Qualifier or low ranked palyers ,shes in the top 50 and can sure play some tennis!! Remeber she beat Momo the other week!!
Lena ,too many DFs ,but i hear it was windy so ,ok ,but get them down ,u gave away the second set!!

BUT 2 aces!! 111mph serve and 30 winners ,so pretty good!! I am quite impressed and Lena always has probs with her first round matches!!

Sorry Linetskaya ,hell u did good ,but there was 6ft of determined Lena on the other side of the net so really what else could happen?? YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED!!!

Mar 27th, 2005, 08:43 AM
Again, double fault numbers don't worry me at this point. As long as its happenning because she's going for her serve, that's fine.

I do wish she'd win some matches in two, but I'm glad she got through this. I was looking at Linetskaya's record this year, and I was a little worried.

What exactly happened? Some people say Elena played well, and so did Evgenia, others are saying Elena just played poorly.

Mar 27th, 2005, 09:00 AM
Elena with 14th doubles faults to success! :bolt: :woohoo:

This shows again what a great player she is. Go on Elena and make it to a mouthwatering quarterfinal against Anastasia Myskina! :D

Mar 27th, 2005, 09:05 AM
Nice Job Lena.

Keep it up, especially the speed of Lena's serve is amazing!!!!! :worship:
I am positive bout Lena's serve, i think it'll be better and better whithin the tournament.... ;)

Mar 27th, 2005, 09:20 AM
My Alyona!!! :kiss:
She always struggles to play against her fellow countrywomen.... I was a bit worry before the match as she injured herself at Indian Wells a week ago.

Keep it going, Alyona!!!! :bounce:

Mar 27th, 2005, 11:49 AM
I never get worried about the first match for Elena.

But it seems like it was all Elena, winner or UE. Elena did take successful control, so I hope she focuses on the positives now she has accustomed to the court.

This win was good, as Linetskaya just knocked off World No. 2 Amelie. And she has talent.

Elena just outfought her in the end. Well done and good luck!

wta whore 79
Mar 27th, 2005, 12:10 PM
I just love the plethora of LenaD fans on this forum! I'm new, but it feels like I just got home! :)

Mar 27th, 2005, 04:32 PM
The most important thing is she won and is through to the next round and is defending her points from last year (which is important she has lots to defend from now on) - and three sets = great match practise!

Good luck in the next round Elena!

Mar 27th, 2005, 04:36 PM
I think the reason for all her double faults is because she's not serving those slow, slice serves anymore. We need to give her time to get used to the new serve, I think within the next few months, her double faults numbers should lower by a bit! But great win Elena :yeah:

Mar 27th, 2005, 04:40 PM
keep it up, Lena :kiss: