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silverwhite
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:17 PM
Sveta :worship:

14 aces to go with it :hearts: She blew 6 BPs in the third before breaking at 5-5 though. :mad:

Ellery
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:17 PM
Sveta :banana:

Vacant
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:20 PM
Sveta :woohoo:

~Carsten~
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:22 PM
:sad: sad for Dani!
Congrats for Sveta

vutt
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:22 PM
Sveta :bounce: :bounce:

However there is lot room for improvement, because Hantuchova was able to push it into three sets.

gary
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:23 PM
well done Sveta :yeah:

Dan23
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:24 PM
holy crap what a tight finish...17 BP's Kuzzie had for the match, 14 saved.

Hantuchov
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:27 PM
Dani :sad: :sobbing: :bigcry:

You fought so hard, saved so many BP's, even in the 3rd set when you had no chances on Cowzzie's serve, you still had 3 BP's, but you needed some extra luck to get those points :crying2: It's tough to play against someone who had such a great serve day, credits to her tho!

I'm sure you'll still beat her! :yeah: ;)

Now have fun on the doubles and do your best in Doha! :D :kiss:

I think Cowzzie will be a tough cookie for Momo... :scratch:

narrisch
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:27 PM
:yeah:

hablo
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:33 PM
bravo Sveta :woohoo:

Momo will have a tough challenge next match :unsure:

RR-87
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:35 PM
Sveta :woohoo:
so happy for her :yeah:
Daniella :sad:

Cashif
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:38 PM
Is sumthing wrong with Sveta's serve..14 aces by her?? OMG
How come she served so well today r was it sumbody serving for her..LOL

Martian KC
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:38 PM
Whew Sveta! Glad you came out of it alive.

sapir1434
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:40 PM
Well done Svatlana :D
Amelie-Sveta QF :unsure:

tenn_ace
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:50 PM
Sveta :worship: Love ya babe :kiss:

Carmen Mairena
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:57 PM
Svetlana!!! :woohoo:

Foot's Fingers
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:58 PM
Sveta :banana:

Mark Spruce
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:59 PM
Unlucky Dani !!!!!!!!

Better luck next time.

Best of luck Sveta against Momo

Mark

Meelis
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:02 PM
Daniela :sad:

hollywood7172
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:05 PM
dani :(

MissJessou
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:23 PM
Daniela! :sad:

Congrats, Sveta! ;)

TartarVicario
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:33 PM
Sveta has homework to do before the next match.Good luck ;)!

jonny84
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:37 PM
:sad: for Daniela. Thought she'd win this match :sad:

HTE
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:39 PM
Dani :sad: seems you put up a good fight though

UDACHi
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:40 PM
Good try Danka. :hug:

marmite1
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:46 PM
Svetlana :)

Vass22
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:50 PM
Sveta has homework to do before the next match.Good luck ;)!
Been on the match. Yes Sveta has some homework to do, and she got to it right after the match on a practice court.

The match was Sveta's, it was evident. She controled almost everything. In some games and parts of set she was the brilliant invinsible powerhitter, in another she was a power-hitter who got tense and missed every 3rd shot, and then a power-hitter somewhere in between. But I think she can improve, she's alright.

Daniela, was... not very good most of the time. She was never completely free with her shots. She was visibly tense. Missed somewhat a lot of her shots, although from time to time she did well handling the pressure from Kuznetsova.

BUT, as i said, it was Kuznetsova's play that was deciding everything.

beauty_is_pink
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:53 PM
damn Daniela.. :sad:
sooooo close yet so far :sobbing:

cometz9
Feb 22nd, 2006, 04:25 PM
Sveta :banana: seems like ur getting on track, good luck against Momo.
Dani :sad: bad draw

goldenlox
Feb 22nd, 2006, 04:38 PM
Sveta has to get steadier to beat players like Amelie.

xXSarajevoXx
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:08 PM
Dani :sad: :sad:

bellascarlett
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:35 PM
Congrats Sveta! :D

Daniela :hug: was actually surprised she got the first set...good luck in your next tournament! ;)

Jenny.C.Fan
Feb 22nd, 2006, 07:16 PM
Nice one sveta :)

furrykitten
Feb 22nd, 2006, 07:19 PM
Daniela, how can you lose to that?

patricktav2003
Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:52 PM
great battle from the 2!!!!

Mightymirza
Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:01 PM
Is sumthing wrong with Sveta's serve..14 aces by her?? OMG
How come she served so well today r was it sumbody serving for her..LOL
Sveta always had good serve..Good placement and kick... :smash: :smash: :smash: No reason to be surprised..She can hit aces if shes on...

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:08 PM
Sveta :woohoo:

RJWCapriati
Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:15 PM
close match! GL with Mauresmo next round!!!

Dexter
Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:13 PM
Daniela :smash: :(

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:54 PM
congrats svetlana!!!!!!

Andy.
Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:10 PM
Well done Svets great fighting victory good luck against Amelie

SzavayFi
Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:34 PM
Daniela so so close :bigcry: Ah well have fun in the dubbs...

Derek.
Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:36 PM
Dani. :sad:

shnit.
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:36 AM
Daniela. :sad: :sobbing:

iPatty
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:42 AM
Danka. :sad: Very close, you should still be proud. Sveta is a great player. ;) :lol:

Have fun in Doha!

:banana:

RatedR Superstar
Feb 23rd, 2006, 02:35 AM
this sucks! :(

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 23rd, 2006, 02:38 AM
Sveta :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

-SheLL-
Feb 23rd, 2006, 04:33 AM
soo close Dani... :sad:

nouf
Feb 23rd, 2006, 05:24 AM
well done sveta! :-)

No Name Face
Feb 23rd, 2006, 06:08 AM
my little fighter!

Oriental_Rain
Feb 23rd, 2006, 10:22 AM
:sobbing: :tears: :sad: nuff said

goldenlox
Feb 23rd, 2006, 03:39 PM
I'm improving each day: Kuznetsova



By Alaric Gomes, Staff Reporter


Dubai: Former US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova is happy that she has matured as a player.

"I have been discovering so many things about myself," Kuznetsova said after blasting past German Martina Muller 6-2, 6-0 in under one hour in the opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Women's Open here on Tuesday.

Yesterday, the Russian overcame Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 to enter the third.

"The most important thing is that I'm improving each day," Kuznetsova said.

No smooth transition

The transition has not been all that smooth as an all-time career-high of No 4 in 2004 was followed by a disappointing 2005 season. This included a straight-sets defeat against India's Sania Mirza in the second round here last year.

"I am happy that the hard work put in is showing off," Kuznetsova said.

"I could not have asked for anything better than this."

If 2004 was the highpoint, the following year was an all-time low. But it was also a learning curve for the Russian who practices in Spain with former ATP player Emilio Sanchez.

After a disappointing latter half of 2005, Kuznetsova proved she had not lost the form that brought her a Grand Slam title and a top-5 ranking.

She has been among the better players this season and the best she has come up till now is the semifinals at the Medibank International last month in Australia. She rode on that form to make it to the last-eight stage of the Australian Open.

"When you are mature, you start thinking about your game and your approach to life. You analyse much more and get to know your worth," she remarked. "But it is not the same when you are just starting off."

Happy hunting ground

Dubai has been a happy hunting ground for the Russian. Last year, she shrugged her second-round loss in the singles to end runners-up along with Alicia Molik in the doubles. Year before, she had reached the singles final where she lost to Amelie Mauresmo.

"I love this place, it motivates me so much. There are so many Russians here that it seems like Russia," she said.

alibaby
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:05 PM
Daniela, how can you lose to that?
how can she lose to THAT??i tell you:because THAT is a world class player,who just had a very bad period last year,and is now again showing her true class!so much for THAT..

P:S:everybody has a name...got something to do with respect...thx