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azmad_88
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:20 PM
She was down 2-5 in the first set.Manage to turn things around.
all the best against patty
6 double faults in your first game :eek:
now ur Dfs stats

12 vs Schruff

17 vs Srebotnik
15 vs Vaidisova
11 vs Myskina
3 vs Hingis

5 vs Arvidson
13 vs Dechy

azmad_88
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:21 PM
1 hour and 50 minutes!!!!!

Louis Cyphre
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:22 PM
She did it :D :D :D In two sets but with the same amount of drama as usual :yeah:

Dexter
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:22 PM
Congrats Elena :yeah:

azmad_88
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Patty schnyder next!

Drimal
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Elena Dementieva still unbeaten since Aussie Open!!! :bounce: :banana: :yeah:

Mightymirza
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:25 PM
its better to lose 1 game with 6 DFs than losing 2 3 games with 6..

frenchie
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:25 PM
the french crowd was booing so much at the end and after the match because of a few close calls!!!!

Nice speech at the end for Elena (in french of course!!)

itzhak
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:26 PM
After the easy wins against Martina and Sofia I was worried- Lena? It is you?
Now we recieve back the old and good Lena- Df''s, Drama and Comeback...and now Patty...

alibaby
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Patty schnyder next!
man,this will be some match! :bounce: but first congrats for that win.sad for my nati-baby,but she will be back soon,i know! :kiss: :kiss:

goldenlox
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Now she's beaten
Srebotnik Vaidisova Myskina Hingis Arvidson Dechy
all in a row

Ceze
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:28 PM
Congrats Lena :worship:
I'm a little bit sad for Nathalie because to me this match should have had a 3rd set :hug: :sad:

No Name Face
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:28 PM
3rd consecutive straight set win!? :eek: :eek: :eek:

elena is just downright scary now...and i like it

DragonFlame
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:29 PM
YES SHE WON IT, EVEN IN STRAIGHTS! :D :bounce: :worship: I like this new elena, even though she still has the old charistics :p :lol: she won 3 matches in a row in straight sets! and if you count out the first game she only hit 7 doublefaults! ;) KEEP GOING LENA!!!

Foot's Fingers
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Lena :kiss:

miffedmax
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:30 PM
The forces of Lenacracy are on the march.

Resistance is futile.

lovlenad
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:31 PM
lena rox!

alibaby
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:33 PM
but be sure guys,that patty will push her to the limit!!

willrock
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:33 PM
Nat had once again the opportunities against Lena... but failed to convert them :bigcry:
Anyway congrats Lena!

iine:
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:35 PM
Well done, Elena.:yeah: And pls without drama next time, if it's possible.but i doubt that.:p

Apoorv
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:36 PM
congrats lena.

this new lena is ruthless. previous version used to donate the second set to the opponents. now she gives even lesser games than the first one. I LIKE IT!!

Dementinator
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:37 PM
Well Done ELena ,not your best performance ,but good enough ,I guess after the first game 7 DFs not so bad ,the count means little with Lena really.

Sorry Nat ,had another good shot ,tried your best ,made things difficult but ,well ,you know ,once again YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED!

~Carsten~
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:38 PM
great!
Congrats Elena! :)

10nisfanofruz
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:58 PM
the french crowd was booing so much at the end and after the match because of a few close calls!!!!

Nice speech at the end for Elena (in french of course!!)

What did she say?
I knew that she can speak french <very impressive>

Steffica Greles
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:02 PM
:lol:

It's just unbelievable that she's able to be a top player for 3 years, or you could even argue 7 years now, with that impediment.

The serve throws away several service games in total per match. Add all those double faults together from the matches listed in one of the above posts, and you've got whole matches thrown away from double faults. Some players don't serve that many in a career. It's just incredible.

KV
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:05 PM
Good win :D Good luck vs. Patty.

Natasc
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:10 PM
She did it :D :D :D In two sets but with the same amount of drama as usual :yeah:
but at least she did in 2
less pain for my poor heart :lol:

the cat
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:10 PM
Elena being as fine a player as she with her serving woe's makes me wonder what she could become if she had a good technical coach all these years who could teach her how to properly serve and get her body and weight into her serve. :scratch:

-sugi-
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:11 PM
Lena :yeah:

Dementinator
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:11 PM
:lol:

It's just unbelievable that she's able to be a top player for 3 years, or you could even argue 7 years now, with that impediment.

The serve throws away several service games in total per match. Add all those double faults together from the matches listed in one of the above posts, and you've got whole matches thrown away from double faults. Some players don't serve that many in a career. It's just incredible.

just proves how well she can return and actually play the game onece the point is started.

Natasc
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:11 PM
What did she say?
I knew that she can speak french <very impressive>
yeah yeah
what did she say?

alibaby
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:16 PM
:lol:

It's just unbelievable that she's able to be a top player for 3 years, or you could even argue 7 years now, with that impediment.

The serve throws away several service games in total per match. Add all those double faults together from the matches listed in one of the above posts, and you've got whole matches thrown away from double faults. Some players don't serve that many in a career. It's just incredible.
yes,and here it is again,the so typical "empty/full bottle" discussion! :WHY not seeing it from the positive side,the "full" bottle?what i mean is:why not complimenting her for having been able to get this far in the world,WITH this weakness??instead you question her "top-player" status,because she cant serve right!btw:are you german?because i know that my fellow country people love "moaning" about anything,its part of their lives,in fact!! :lol: )so i hope,you got my message:just being a bit more positive is not the worst thing to do...and to be fair:IMO,her serve has become a lot better over the past months.and martina h. in tokyo would surely have begged for a weaker serve... :lol: you got me?..

Scotso
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:28 PM
Nathalie blows another one :sad:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:35 PM
Lena :bounce: ;) :D :)
good comeback to win ;) :D

TiK-Tee
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Yeah Lena

selyoink
Feb 9th, 2006, 05:07 PM
Keep on rolling Lena.

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 9th, 2006, 06:06 PM
nice win:)

Mathijs
Feb 9th, 2006, 06:46 PM
Well done for the win Elena, great stuff, great fightback too, now keep it going, cuz its going great lately, proud of ya :bounce:

sunset
Feb 9th, 2006, 07:05 PM
She was down 2-5 in the first set.Manage to turn things around.
all the best against patty
6 double faults in your first game :eek:
now ur Dfs stats

12 vs Schruff

17 vs Srebotnik
15 vs Vaidisova
11 vs Myskina
3 vs Hingis

5 vs Arvidson
13 vs Dechy

I am extremely happy that Elena is playing well. I hope to see her in person at Indian Wells. I love that tournament.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Lennval
Feb 9th, 2006, 07:08 PM
well done lenaD!!!

gmak
Feb 9th, 2006, 07:39 PM
yay alyona :woohoo: :kiss: :hug: :yeah:

good luck against patty ;)

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 9th, 2006, 09:21 PM
Nathalie :sad: Still a decent score, build on that!

UDACHi
Feb 9th, 2006, 09:30 PM
She's really on a roll. :eek: :worship:

frenchie
Feb 9th, 2006, 09:34 PM
What did she say?
I knew that she can speak french <very impressive>

She said she loved France, that there were a great atmosphere ...
She added about her match that she was happy with her game and played with confidence after her Tokyo title.
She's also expecting a close and tense match against Patty who is always a difficult opponent to play ;)

jonny84
Feb 9th, 2006, 09:35 PM
:bigclap: Elena!

Effy
Feb 9th, 2006, 09:38 PM
well done, Lena! won in strait sets :dance: good luck with Patty, hope will win :rocker2:

xXSarajevoXx
Feb 9th, 2006, 10:29 PM
ELena :bounce: :bounce:

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 9th, 2006, 11:52 PM
Elena :yeah:

georgekuo1017
Feb 10th, 2006, 12:01 AM
Well done Elena

Corswandt
Feb 10th, 2006, 12:07 AM
and if you count out the first game she only hit 7 doublefaults!

Yes, but 6 DFs in the same game is almost comical.

And she got her serve broken 5 times during the match.

This is the same old Lena with just a little increased confidence, make no mistakes about it.

UDACHi
Feb 10th, 2006, 12:39 AM
This is the same old Lena with just a little increased confidence, make no mistakes about it.

You need to be more positive. :)

Solitaire
Feb 10th, 2006, 02:04 AM
Close 2 setter , Congrats Lena

BoucharDRules
Feb 10th, 2006, 02:25 AM
I hope Lena is getting a few aces amongst all these double-faults.

But a straight sets win against a solid veteran like Dechy is a very good thing. Plus Elena got a tough match out of it too. :bounce:

wukenaihe
Feb 10th, 2006, 02:28 AM
Keep going Elena!~~~

gary
Feb 10th, 2006, 02:46 AM
keep going Lena :yeah: :woohoo:

bellascarlett
Feb 10th, 2006, 03:42 AM
Elena! :banana: good job!


Yes, but 6 DFs in the same game is almost comical.

And she got her serve broken 5 times during the match.

This is the same old Lena with just a little increased confidence, make no mistakes about it.

:lol: True but I doubt a lot of people expected her to suddenly consistently play like she did at that Tokyo final. If she did, she just won't be Elena.

Prizeidiot
Feb 10th, 2006, 03:54 AM
Well, if she keeps winning, who really gives a crap about the double faults? I'd much prefer this than seeing her lose without hitting any doubles at all.

Tennis has always been more about playing better than your opponent, rather than just playing well.

It'll be a tough one against Patty. Head to head is like 5-4, and they're dead even on hard court. Hope Elena wins round 10.

selestribe
Feb 10th, 2006, 07:39 AM
She was down 2-5 in the first set.Manage to turn things around.


It's not what happened. The 1st set was very close with both players leveled all the time til the tie-breaker.
Actually, Dechy was down 2-5 in the 2nd set and managed to win 2 more games before losing her serve at 4-5, and the match.
This was a good match.
Good win Elena

azmad_88
Feb 10th, 2006, 08:30 AM
It's not what happened. The 1st set was very close with both players leveled all the time til the tie-breaker.
Actually, Dechy was down 2-5 in the 2nd set and managed to win 2 more games before losing her serve at 4-5, and the match.
This was a good match.
Good win Elena

but elena was down in the first set 2-5(im not lying)

selestribe
Feb 10th, 2006, 01:51 PM
but elena was down in the first set 2-5(im not lying)

You're right azmad. I missed most of the 1st set yesterday, but I've watched the DVD today and that's actually what happened. Typical Dementieva/Dechy match !

Corswandt
Feb 10th, 2006, 04:05 PM
True but I doubt a lot of people expected her to suddenly consistently play like she did at that Tokyo final. If she did, she just won't be Elena.

No one could do that. Lena would have beaten Hingis even if she had player 50% of what she displayed at the Tokyo final - that's how good she was.

At her match against Schnyder, Lena's overall performance was below par, but the serve was decent. Only 5 DFs, and if you add several free points she got out of her serve (both first and second) to her single ace, it seems the serve is no longer the liability it once was.

vogus
Feb 10th, 2006, 04:11 PM
No one could do that. Lena would have beaten Hingis even if she had player 50% of what she displayed at the Tokyo final - that's how good she was.

At her match against Schnyder, Lena's overall performance was below par, but the serve was decent. Only 5 DFs, and if you add several free points she got out of her serve (both first and second) to her single ace, it seems the serve is no longer the liability it once was.


It's never really been about Lena's serve. It's all about her ground game. When that is on, it doesn't make any difference whether she's serving good or bad.

Corswandt
Feb 10th, 2006, 04:15 PM
It's never really been about Lena's serve. It's all about her ground game. When that is on, it doesn't make any difference whether she's serving good or bad.

It doesn't make as much difference as it would do with any other player, but giving away 3-4-5 serve games per match for free due to DFs is something that will end up wearying even the toughest fighter. Lena won many of her rollercoaster three-setters, but also lost many she could have won had she managed to hold just two or even one more serve game.

Corswandt
Feb 10th, 2006, 04:34 PM
The main point of Lena overcoming her DF problem is the undeniable fact that a more reliable serve will help her cruise more easily through lower ranked opponents on the early stages of tournaments. I'm aware that a better serve won't suddenly make her the world's best player.