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azmad_88
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:41 PM
good fight!

azmad_88
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:42 PM
Elena had 39 winners
patty had 17 winners

Double fault elena: 7
patty 2

Elena won the last 8 games in a row..from 4-4 in the 2nd until 6-0 in the third

total points won Elen 81
{atty 78

azmad_88
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:43 PM
wat a stats elena

vettipooh
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:43 PM
I don't believe this sh**. Patty choked the match away.:rolleyes: 6/0 in the 3rd??? Damn!! Congrats Elena. Good luck against Justine tomorrow.

Kouhin
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:44 PM
henin now :s im not confidente :(

GoDominique
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:45 PM
Patty totally lost it in the third, had chances early on but her mind was elsewhere. Tanked the last two games.

LefandePatty
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:45 PM
I'm so sad :sad: :bigcry: :sobbing: :tears: :crying2:

xan
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:45 PM
39 winners from Elena.

She caught fire at the end of the 2nd set and won the next 8 games with some amazing winners off forehand and backhand sides.

Schnyder was blitzed.

alexusjonesfan
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:46 PM
tanktastic 3rd set Patty :p

azmad_88
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:47 PM
REVENGE baby
look at the winners stats

jonny84
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:48 PM
:yeah:

Well done Elena - this is a great win for you - good luck in the final - i hope it becomes your first Tier I title!!!!! :bigclap: :tennis: :bounce: :yeah:

auntie janie
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:49 PM
Nice work, ED. Losing a first set means nothing to this tough cookie! :)

Nice tank job at the end there, Patty! She kills me. :D

TiK-Tee
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:50 PM
Elena :worship: :hearts:

exoneuk
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:50 PM
What happened in that last set!!! :S

Zl@tko
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:51 PM
Congrats Elena, all the best in the final!

Elena was much more active than Patty, she went for her shots, she was really impressive since the beginning of the second set smashing one winner after another... great to see her play well.

Kouhin
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:51 PM
I'm so sad :sad: :bigcry: :sobbing: :tears: :crying2:
dsl purté :sad:

crazillo
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:52 PM
Dementieva deserved to win here, because Patty wasn't aggressive at all today.

xan
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:53 PM
Elena's shown she's a real fighter this year, with lots of weapons. She moved well despite the strapping. She hung in the rallies and stayed aggressive, and she has blistering forehands and backhands.

She did drift in and out of form until the end of the 2nd set. then it was all Dementieva. However the new improved serve didn't make an appearance here.

Anyway, is this Elena's time to take her first Tier 1 title?

azmad_88
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:55 PM
yes..ur first tier 1 title elena..
please elena.
do it for us

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:57 PM
just awesome Lena :banana: :D :)
held it together when it mattered in 2nd :)
now good luck in final :)

Mathijs
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:57 PM
Yay Lena!!! :aparty: :bounce: :bigclap: :woohoo:

Very good win, hope u can go for the title now :)

selyoink
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:57 PM
Great win Lena. I hope you can get your first title of the year tomorrow.

A good tournament for Patty may get a little overshadowed by the 3rd set today. Her horrible finish aside she continued her good season today.

Can't wait to watch the final.

Mathijs
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:58 PM
yes..ur first tier 1 title elena..
please elena.
do it for us

indeed Lena just do it!! :bounce:

Natasc
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:59 PM
What happened in that last set!!! :S
Elena was much more agressive and wasnt making UE's
Patty took the 1º set cause Elena was making loads of UE's and not all that winners

And Patty drop shots was just maing elena gain more confidence in net
23/29 in net (or was 25)

Give confidence to Elena and...bye bye

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:00 PM
I love to see Elena competing at a high level. When she gets into a zone she's so exciting to see. I love to see her take the ball early, hit winners, and at the same time play awesome defensive tennis- great stats from Elena.

Now win the title!!!!

yukon145
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:02 PM
please beat Justine Elena!

azmad_88
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:05 PM
elena did beat justine in belgium december last year..it was an exhibiton match in charleroi
then it ws 5-7 6-2 6-2..
but this is green clay..and elena did beat justine on green clay 2 years ago..amelia island semifinals..having to save a matchpoint

xan
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:08 PM
Sorry Patty, but that last set was Bagelacious!

Irish
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Too bad we didn't see this match.

Wish you the very best Elena in two. :D

No Name Face
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:15 PM
i love you lena...now take this title!

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:21 PM
It was a good match. Till Dementieva stepped it up a level and schynder crumbled. Schynder has played the most consistent at Charleston this week but Dementieva in that seocnd set was hitting winner after winner after winner. Dementieva started off slow against Schynder in the first set. 4 serves from Schynder. 1-0. Then Dementieva serve looked like the one in the previous match and Schynder bokre without breaking a sweat. That was hte difference in the first set. Dementieva was making errors. Schynder had time to make her shots and did so. The second set where things changed. Dementieva was hitting more into the ball. She wasn't being moved as much and she was hitting into the ball. Schynder started to get frustrated and I knew that if she didn't win in straights it was over. Schynder was a little bit out of it in the third set and Dementieva was on fire. Schynder did not play as good as she could have. When Schynder beats the top players. She hits line after line. She didn't do that today. Dementieva gets payback at Schynder's most consistent tournament. Isn't tennis grand?

cometz9
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:21 PM
Lena :banana: Go win the title now :yeah:

smarties
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:27 PM
The queen of the 3-setter has struck again. Good luck tomorrow girl!!!

Shoulderpova
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:20 AM
Lena :woohoo: :hug: :smooch:
Great fighting spirit :kiss:
and especially a bagel :drool: :lick:
Go go go Lena :bounce: :bounce:

fammmmedspin
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:30 AM
wasn't only the fight wot won it, Elena was very aggressive to take the second and third sets and she also played patty at Patty's game pretty well some really some really neat angles on key points to answer Patty angles.

Don't know about the thigh tapings though - is there anyone in the top 10 who isn't injured?

lauryn
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:44 AM
Well done, Elena! She played some amazing tennis in set 2 and 3 :D

Chunchun
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:54 AM
PHEWWWWWWWWWWW great revenge darling!! :hearts:

:banana: :banana: :banana: nothing to say, good luck in the final!!!

[Amelia Island 2003 Campaign Repeat]

Chunchun
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:56 AM
elena did beat justine in belgium december last year..it was an exhibiton match in charleroi
then it ws 5-7 6-2 6-2..
but this is green clay..and elena did beat justine on green clay 2 years ago..amelia island semifinals..having to save a matchpoint

actually 6-2 5-7 6-2 :kiss:

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:08 AM
:bounce: Elena!!! :hearts: :kiss: :drool: :lick: :bounce:


Take the title!! :D :hearts:

BoucharDRules
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:31 AM
Must have been a poor first set for Lena.......Patty only had a handful of winners and took it 6-3.

But of course she fought through the second set, and took command in the third as she improved her play, especially on her serve. :bounce:

azmad_88
Apr 17th, 2005, 03:20 AM
did u guys watch the news?
i watched it
elena was soo happy
she jump with joy and shrieks when she won the last point
and also a very cute outfit
long sleeved yonex in red with short black pants

@m@nd@
Apr 17th, 2005, 03:47 AM
:woohoo:
elena u rock! good job :D
good luck in final!! take the title!

vogus
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:16 AM
did u guys watch the news?
i watched it
elena was soo happy
she jump with joy and shrieks when she won the last point
and also a very cute outfit
long sleeved yonex in red with short black pants


how was the handshake? Friendly, or rather on the cold side? I could be mistaken, but i get the feeling the two girls arent particularly fond of each other.

I'm a bit disappointed for Patty but i knew it was a tough assignment for her today. They both have great games but Lena has a stronger heart. Patty was very close to winning at 4-4 in the second. It's quite a good rivalry that they have got going.
I have a ticket for the Lena vs JHH final tomorrow! :bounce:

bigshow21
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:18 AM
:woohoo: :bounce: :banana: Congrats Elena!!!! :banana: :bounce: :woohoo:

..ikke..
Apr 17th, 2005, 05:33 AM
Patty :sad:
But played a good tournament

VeraNuVirgosFan
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:32 AM
Otlichno!!

Good luck all the way, Elena!!

switz
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:36 AM
how was the handshake? Friendly, or rather on the cold side? I could be mistaken, but i get the feeling the two girls arent particularly fond of each other.

I'm a bit disappointed for Patty but i knew it was a tough assignment for her today. They both have great games but Lena has a stronger heart. Patty was very close to winning at 4-4 in the second. It's quite a good rivalry that they have got going.
I have a ticket for the Lena vs JHH final tomorrow! :bounce:

you keep saying that but their their handshake at the aus open was very friendly even though elena must have been very disappointed and they both siad positive things after that match and before this one. i think they are fine with each other from everything i have seen.

Drimal
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:07 AM
:woohoo: :aparty: Elena in the final! :aparty: :woohoo:

:worship: Now take your first title of the season! :worship:

JenFan75
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:22 AM
w00t! :bounce:

Dementinator
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:33 AM
Well Elena ,what to say? U have made your Captain a very happy guy!!

Well Sorry Patty ,but I am afriad no repeat of the AO this time , you have had a great tourny and this match was always gonna be tough but the outcome is as was expected really , YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED!!

KV
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:35 AM
Well done Lena :)

gmak
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:50 AM
lena :worship: :yeah: :woohoo: :hug:

great fight in the second, and an almost flawless final set with only 3 UE :D
in total "only" 7 DF ( 0 in the last 8 games ) and 39 winners! :D


now good luck in final, win your first Tier1 baby! :hearts:

Elldee
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:07 AM
I hope she wins, after all her success last year she only came away with a tier III. Good luck!

Prizeidiot
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:25 AM
That's fantastic.... Patty had a lot of nice things to say, so there's probably a mutual respect there. Serve was alright again I hear....

Good luck Elena!

RussiansFan
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:27 AM
:banana: :worship: WELL DONE ELENA!!! Now win the title!!! :bounce: :worship: :bounce: :banana:

jmp
Apr 17th, 2005, 10:24 AM
I don't believe this sh**. Patty choked the match away.:rolleyes: 6/0 in the 3rd??? Damn!! Congrats Elena. Good luck against Justine tomorrow.

I'm :crazy: about Patty. But, she can really frustrate a fan with her blase attitude. I still want to see her play every chance I get.

Great job, Elena! Good luck in the final. :) But, go JHH! :D

vogus
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:32 AM
I'm :crazy: about Patty. But, she can really frustrate a fan with her blase attitude. I still want to see her play every chance I get.
:D


i remember that no less an authority than Monica Seles once said that Patty's blase attitude is actually a psychological tactic to get the opponent to let their guard down. I thought that was an interesting analysis...

Ellery
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:38 AM
Well done, Elena! :worship: :D

Patty, what happened in the third set? :sad: :sad:

vogus
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:44 AM
you keep saying that but their their handshake at the aus open was very friendly even though elena must have been very disappointed and they both siad positive things after that match and before this one. i think they are fine with each other from everything i have seen.


well, maybe i am wrong about that then, but either way it is quite an impressive rivalry if you look at the recent matches they have played against each other.

azmad_88
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:08 PM
handshake was rather plain
nothing special..
patyy looked so down

DEETHELICK
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:20 PM
I saw the highlights and Elena really did hold it together when it counted.

I still hear people cuss her serve but when you compare what she is doing now to USO 2004, the difference is huge, better pace, placement and no puffballs. And she still gets shit for it.

I thought she started playing amazing. The way she broke Patty to take the 2nd set was amazing.

The court is playing very fast and that suits Elena better than Justine IMO.

Good luck today Elena, hope she can handle Justine's spins and power them back at her :)

DEETHELICK
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:22 PM
BTW, they did exchange some words at the net with a smile.

I actually think both girls like each other. There is definitely a lot of respect for one another, especially looking at Patty's post match quotes.

azmad_88
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:22 PM
actually she is hitting winners might be harder than sharapova and davenport i think
just saw the highlightss

hablo
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:47 PM
Congrats Lena!!! Now take the title!!!!!!!! :kiss: :bounce: :worship:

azmad_88
Apr 17th, 2005, 01:11 PM
just check a stats

LenaD has won their only meeting on clay against henin..
amelia island 2003
saving a mp there

goldenlox
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:23 PM
Lena and Justine played a great match. And that was Lena's first title, when she beat Davenport.

Jenny.C.Fan
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:30 PM
Dissapointing from patty, but another consistent tournament :)