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xan
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:55 PM
Vote.

Knizzle
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:56 PM
She never won a Tier 1. :eek:

cerbero
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:58 PM
YYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSS...

jonny84
Apr 16th, 2005, 11:59 PM
Not yet - I hope this is Dementieva's title. She really deserves it. Go Elena!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:00 AM
I hope Dementieva can take it. Fight Lena FIGHT!!!

selyoink
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:00 AM
I think Lena will win it in 3 sets. I think Justine may run out of gas. Plus I have thought Lena would win from the get go.

Tati & Dani
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:05 AM
nope , justine win in 2 sets

lizchris
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:05 AM
I think Justine will pull this one out because her serving, while not where it used to be, is better than Elena's at her best and I think that it (serving) will be the difference in tomorrow's match.

No Name Face
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:18 AM
come on Lena, do this! Justine looks fatigued but anyway, I'm so happy to be able to see you on TV tomorrow. I think Lena will take this in three sets.

azmad_88
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:26 AM
take in elena..

SelesFan70
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:33 AM
:shrug: I honestly don't know which one to pull for! :shrug: I want Justine to win to get her ranking way up, but I want Demetieva to win because she's never won a Tier 1. I suppose I'll root slightly more for Elena since Justine's ranking will be up regardless. :bounce:

cometz9
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:35 AM
If Lena wins tomorrow, i wil dedicate my 1000th post to her :woohoo: Cmon u can do it!!!

skanky~skanketta
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:49 AM
i want justine to win so that everone can take notice that even though she's not at her best, she is a big time threat.

Zippy
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:50 AM
Will Elena D take her First Tier 1 Title against Justine?
I doubt it....but then again even Myskina's a Slam Champion, so hey, anything can happen ;)

tennisIlove09
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:51 AM
Dementieva has never lost to JHH on clay :devil: She saved match points in Amelia Island in 2003 (???) 36 64 75

Serena!
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:15 AM
I hope Elena wins! It will definately be three sets, but I'm not sure who will win, GO ELENA!

Chunchun
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:16 AM
Dementieva has never lost to JHH on clay :devil: She saved match points in Amelia Island in 2003 (???) 36 64 75

exactly:worship: i just hope this can repeat. whatever the scores :bowdown:

Go Lena!!

jojoseph
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:18 AM
I'll say ya. Let's hope her serve shows up.

clementine
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:27 AM
I love Dementieva but I can't see her getting past Justine. I'd be shocked if she did.

Besides, I want JHH to win a comeback title so that she and Kimmy can complement each other and tell the (mostly) overrated Russian brigade to shove it. :lol:

Leo_DFP
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:32 AM
Henin-Hardenne isn't playing particularly well in her comeback yet so the opportunity is there. However, Dementieva in finals...

Leo_DFP
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:33 AM
I love Dementieva but I can't see her getting past Justine. I'd be shocked if she did.

Besides, I want JHH to win a comeback title so that she and Kimmy can complement each other and tell the (mostly) overrated Russian brigade to shove it. :lol:

The Belgian Duo is definitely superior. Russian Revolution over.

shap_half
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:36 AM
I very badly want Justine to win this tournament.

maxomax
Apr 17th, 2005, 03:00 AM
I hope that Dementieva wil won!!

DiZZiA
Apr 17th, 2005, 03:31 AM
Elena can definitely win this one.
I pick Elena to win in 2 close sets actually.

The quality of play from her at the last one and half sets against Patty Schnyder will definitely boost her confidence.

kfh_9118
Apr 17th, 2005, 03:38 AM
Hope Elena will win :angel:

tennnisfannn
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:21 AM
it would be nice for justine to complete a good comeback, at the same time it is time elenaD actually won a big title.
ElenaD on the other hand needs to stop dropping sets everywhere esp if she wants to win a slam, those three setters will eventually be her undoing.

azmad_88
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:24 AM
i think elena can win if she shows the form she played in the 3rd set against patty
flawless..
cant stop hitting winners

@m@nd@
Apr 17th, 2005, 04:48 AM
come on elena! u can do it
good luck :)

bigshow21
Apr 17th, 2005, 05:23 AM
I honestly don't know who will win it. It is up in the air and both are very capable of winning. Maybe a slight edge to Justine (just a gut feeling). I don't care who wins of the two of them. I like them both and am cheering for both of them. So good luck girls!!! :banana: Play a kick ass match full of excitement!!! :)

..ikke..
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:32 AM
No, Justine will win :devil:

Jakeev
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:04 AM
This biggest obstacle for Elena could be her serve. But Elena does one thing better on clay than say a Lindsay Davenport and that is move well.

What Justine was able to get away with on Friday against Lindsay, she may have a tougher time against Elena in the final.

Should be very interesting to see if Dementieva will dictate the points.

SilviaFan
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:05 AM
Justine will win :worship:

UDiTY
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:10 AM
I think Elena's fight should be tough for JHH. But Justine is definitely the favorite.

But I can also see Elena sort of fizzling out, because she's reached the final of a tier 1, and I can see her being happy with that.

Who knows tho, Justine should be kinda tired.

Best of luck to both.:D

JustineTime
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:11 AM
ya might wanna take a gander at Justine's results in finals. ;)

Elena beat Justine in the semis at AI a coupla years ago...

If she needed a little more motivation, that is. :shrug:

VeraNuVirgosFan
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:28 AM
Yes!! Why not?!

Davai, Elena!! Udachi!!

Wombat
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:41 AM
I would like Elena to win so badly but
To be realistic, it's great she's in the finals
Justine just woun't let go this one

JLDementieva
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:42 AM
Come on Elena!! Time for that Tier I title!!!

Lemonskin.
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:57 AM
I'll say ya. Let's hope her serve shows up.
Let's hope her serve DOESN'T show up and someone elses does!

T-T
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:13 AM
Predicting women's matches is like predicting the lottery. . . you never know how they turn out. While you have clear favourites in the men's top 10, any top 10 girl can beat any other, any day.

It's impossible to say. Specially with such an unpredictable player like Dementieva.

Maria Croft
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:30 AM
maybe, but she has to fight for it

Wojtek
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:33 AM
Dementieva has never lost to JHH on clay :devil: She saved match points in Amelia Island in 2003 (???) 36 64 75

and how many matches they played on clay :rolleyes:

Prizeidiot
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:49 AM
Elena should take this. Justine, despite playing good tennis, I don't think is at her best.

jimbo mack
Apr 17th, 2005, 10:38 AM
too unpredictable to call

iced gem
Apr 17th, 2005, 10:40 AM
Well, I hope Elena can win, but I think it will be a very unpredictable match.

Mathijs
Apr 17th, 2005, 10:40 AM
Yes Lena will take home the title, although it's gonna be a tough 3 setter

Allez-H
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:11 AM
I have no idea actually, we'll see ;) I hope it'll be a great fight and a nice match :yeah:

saki
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Justine has an amazing record in finals - my money's on her. She may not play as well as Elena in the final, but I think she'll grind out a win.

xan
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:53 PM
It depends which Elena turns up...

Terminator-Elena of the last set of the semi against Schnyder, who never gives up, and hits scorching winners. has a very good chance of winning the final against a tired-looking Justine.

But if klutz-Elena turns up, the one who can't hit a ball in court, then it will be Justine with the trophy.

It's all about Lena today, I think.

Billy Moonshine
Apr 17th, 2005, 01:01 PM
I hope Dementieva.
I think she will do it.
She has enough experience now in big finals.

Meteor Shower
Apr 17th, 2005, 01:03 PM
damn. so many of my faves play each other lately :(
both are big faves but lena is a little bigger, go lena! I think she can do it :bounce:
I won't be sad if justine wins though ;)

DEETHELICK
Apr 17th, 2005, 01:14 PM
Again, Justine is so difficult on a clay court, but I feel Elena has a chance.

Justine still looked rusty, whereas Elena is a little more match tough and is an excellent mover. She also hits the ball harder than Justine and can move her around well.

I give Justine a slight edge 55% to 45%, however I have full faith Elena can win this if she puts her mind to it.

Good luck Elena! :)

mishar
Apr 17th, 2005, 01:57 PM
I'm rooting for Justine, but I hope Elena at least shows up mentally. She had her first 4 big finals (in Tier I or GS) last year and lost all four in straight sets. She's never won anything bigger than a Tier II.

Justine otoh has won her last six finals. In 2004 she was 5-0, 2003 8-3 in finals. Plus the 3 she lost were all Tier II and Tier III events; she hasn't lost a Tier I (or GS) final since Rome in 2002. So she's really stepped it up when she reaches the final of a big event.

hablo
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:18 PM
It is time you won a Tier 1, Elena!!! Allez, davai, vamos, whatever!!

JUST DO IT!!!! :devil: :angel:

RenaSlam.
Apr 17th, 2005, 03:10 PM
Dementieva beat Justine the last time they played on clay at Amelia in 2003 in Henin's prime. I'll go with Elena in 3 sets.

xan
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:31 PM
It's 54% to 46% for Justine

goldenlox
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:45 PM
Lena was up 5-3, and was broken 5 straight times.
That she is top 5, and reached 2 of the last 4 slam finals, shows how mentally tough she is.
Most players would collapse, if they had her serve.

xan
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:15 PM
Unfortunately bad Elena made her appearance at 5-3 up in the first set. She could have won this.