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LH2HBH
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:32 AM
Who Will win????

LH2HBH
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:36 AM
I say Maria all the way!!!! Finally another big title!

PatrickRyan
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:37 AM
dementieva in 3

Emiel Goelen
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:39 AM
I really hope Lena can take this one home, but I fear it will be Shappie :(

Hachiko
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:39 AM
Dementieva like 1-6, 7-6, 7-5.

morningglory
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:39 AM
Maria has more juice left this time :D
Maria in an easy 2... :p

No Name Face
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:40 AM
elena in straights. she's yet to have her good day and she'll want to prove who is the best russian.

think about it, if elena can rally past justine "i'm on fire" henin from 6-2, 5-2 down playing way below her level :eek: , then imagine what she can do when she's on. elena can win this.

hablo
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:41 AM
Dementieva in 3.


(I hope she still has fight and energy left in her, after this almost 3 hour long match :unsure: )

LH2HBH
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:42 AM
You know this is going to be either Maria in straight sets or Elena in a tough 3-setter.
Maria is such a good front-runner and Elena is so good at coming from behind. Could be interesting!

DEETHELICK
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:43 AM
I voted Elena in three. I like how she has built up so much rythmn and match toughness.

However she needs to start quickly against Maria and hold her serve.

I would prefer her to play a little more aggressive too. It will be bash bash tennis, exactly what both girls like.

Good luck Elena :)

msharafan
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:44 AM
no i think elena will be too tired to win this match, shes had far too many 3 set matches in this tournie and i think will run out of gas, alsom maria leads the series 3-1 and the last time they played maria won in zurich in 2004 but even more impressively it went to 3 sets, so even if it does go to 3 sets i think elena will be too tired and maria will win especially if maria serves well and elena doesnt, but i am worried about this match. but we all know what dementievas like shell beat somone like kim in filderstadt and then lose in the next round, but well have to wait and see.

goldenboi356
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:45 AM
i predicted that elena could surprise.. so i'm going picking elena all the way

Vaidisova
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:45 AM
I would like to see Elena take the title, but I have a feeling it'll be a easy 2 set victory for Maria. :shrug:

PatrickRyan
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:46 AM
no i think elena will be too tired to win this match, shes had far too many 3 set matches in this tournie and i think will run out of gas, alsom maria leads the series 3-1 and the last time they played maria won in zurich in 2004 but even more impressively it went to 3 sets, so even if it does go to 3 sets i think elena will be too tired and maria will win especially if maria serves well and elena doesnt, but i am worried about this match. but we all know what dementievas like shell beat somone like kim in filderstadt and then lose in the next round, but well have to wait and see.
she has had many many three set matches in other tournamnets and hasn't been tired

itzhak
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:47 AM
There will be a lot of tension...this is not typical russian battle

doofus
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:48 AM
yup its really hard to say... but ELENA all the way! HAHA

parn2257
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:50 AM
What a match! that was the greates match
What a comeback from first set Elena!!!!
in the second set 5-2, Justine was just serving for the match.
then elena did it finish second set 5-7
It was a very close games in the third set
Elena has show what a great fighter she is by hit only 1 double fault in third set.
and I hope that elena is not too tired because the match is longer than the mens match
GOOD LUCK ELENA FOR YOUR NEXT MATCH

Hant11
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:53 AM
Maria in 2

ezekiel
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:54 AM
Elena D would make me feel better and she is in good form ;)

Andy.
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:55 AM
Masha will fight it out in 2 or 3 sets, I really want to see Masha win another title and im sure she will be sooo pumped up out there and will be fighting as if it were war out there.

the cat
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:56 AM
Maria 6-3 4-6 6-4. Elena's more tired than Maria is and she needed a day off after her remarkable comeback win over Henin today. This creates a slight freshness advantage for Maria and I think this will help her win the Indian Wells title in 3 topsy turvy sets.

P.S. - I am a long time fan of both Sharapova and Dementieva and will be an impartial viewer for this match. May the best player win.

cometz9
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:56 AM
I'll be so happy and thrilled if Lena wins tomorrow, it would make my weekend. Good Luck!!!!!

cellophane
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:58 AM
Maria in 2 easy sets, I think. Hopefully not.

Sally Struthers
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:02 AM
goota go with dementieva in 3 :lol:

Louis Cyphre
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:03 AM
as always :lol:

TJL
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:03 AM
Trying to predict a result of Dementieva's match is pretty much impossible, but I think Sharapova will punish Dementieva's serve and win in two sets.

Mightymirza
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:04 AM
yeah plz beat that screamapova lena....Win your Biggest title so far..2006 is your breakthrough year..

hdfb
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:20 AM
I hope it's another nailbiter....

And just to piss Masha off, I hope Masha gets off to a 6-0 5-0 lead, and then Elena wins it from there.

anlavalle
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:37 AM
You could do it Elena

Rachel_
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:40 AM
6/0 6/0 Sharapova

:haha:.....Elena is due 4 a good day but i aint jinxing nuffin!!

Diesel
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:40 AM
I'm pulling for Maria in this match. Elena impresses me simply because you can never count her out and I respect that. But go Maria on this one.

ivanovic
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:46 AM
So i suppose Ana lost to an eventual champion. Well done Elena, good work.

I'd say elena 36 64 62

UDACHi
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:56 AM
I don't know, nor do I care. I have waited for this moment for so long, my dream final. And for it to happen at Indian Wells, it's just incredible. Play great tennis girls.

PatrickRyan
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:58 AM
wow im surprised dementieva is winning the poll! GO Elena Tomorow!!!!

le bon vivant
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:00 AM
Masha, I want her to do it since Alyona already has a Tier 1 this year. ;)

so.krist!na
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:16 AM
Maria in 2.I believe.
I just hope Maria can take the title,if she can win this title,that would be very good.
Udachi Masha!

RJWCapriati
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:34 AM
Dementieva in 3 sets

Ferosh
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:35 AM
Dementieva will win!!!

Mother_Marjorie
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:43 AM
Its Maria's party tomorrow. Tier I final.

tenn_ace
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:54 AM
Does anyone know their H2H?

Andy.
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:56 AM
Does anyone know their H2H?

Its 3-1 in Sharapova's favours

Mafia_Sharapova
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:56 AM
Maria in 2 easy sets 60 60 :lol:

Marshmallow
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:10 AM
I just don't know! My predicting confidence ... in tatters!!! *weeps*

I'd Love for Elena to win, but how much did this match against Justine take out of her? It would soooooo make my weekend if Elena won. This 2 time grand slam finalist, recent tier one winner, deserves the success she is getting. She has been beaten senseless on many occassions, but always rises above, wipes the slate clean, and fights another day.

And to defeat Justine... FINALLY!!!! Very few people thought she could just because of the head to head, but once again Elena has shown that when she is on, she can beat Anyone. She's beaten Venus, Kim, Amelie, Lindsay, even Serena (whatever the conditions) and now Zhoostine (who was ON FIRE!!!!). That is just about all the top girls.

I wasn't expecting this result... but i am so glad. Even if you don't win elena, even though it'll be a huge huge shame... you have done yourself and your fans proud.

Keep fighting Elena. *ROCK ON!!!!!!*

Marshmallow
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:14 AM
Its 3-1 in Sharapova's favours

In one of Elena's macthes, you can throw head to heads and logic out the window. She can beat anyone on a given day .. or beat herself.

I hope she brings it tomorrow. I'd LOVE to see Elena win such a prestigious tier one title.

Good Luck Elena. :)

Rohin.
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:26 AM
good luck Elena!!

please win! :p

MissJessou
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:42 AM
Elena! :yeah: In three sets..

selyoink
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:41 AM
I think Sharapova will win in 2 sets. Elena can't have much left. Plus I picked against Lena when she played Na and Justine and it has worked so far. If I keep picking against her maybe she will keep winning. When I'm optimistic I'm always let down in the end. Just prove me wrong one more time Lena.

SpikeyAidanm
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:35 AM
Sharapova 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

I've predicted Dementieva's last 3 matches spot on (ie over Li in 2, over Ivanovic in 3 and over Henin in 3), so I'll prob be right on this too :sad: but go Elena! :banana:

denine
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:24 AM
elena in three :yeah:

hilde26
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:28 AM
Dementieva in two. 6-3, 6-1

DragonFlame
Mar 18th, 2006, 07:57 AM
how much i hate this, i have to say damn sharapova in 2. all the 3set matches that elena played and her winning the marathonmatch just proves she will lose easily like every other time after she wins a big match. i hate to say it but she probably will :sad:
PICK UP PLAY AND WIN ELENA!!!!!!! COMEON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the tournament would really end horrible for me if maria gets away with the title ugh :o

améliemomo
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:06 AM
Dementieva in 3.


(I hope she still has fight and energy left in her, after this almost 3 hour long match :unsure: )

Think the same

Dexter
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:09 AM
Elena in 3... But might be too tired :(

msharafan
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:18 AM
th elast time they played it was in zurich in 2004, and maria won that match 6-3 in the third, if maria is in fight fight competitive mood, she want be too upset if it goes to a third as she will have the advantage with serve, and maria is so tough shell fight till the ens, and becasue of this i think maria wil win, be it in 2 or 3sets, i think maria will punish elena's serve, in fact maria is one of the best of punishing elena's serve(see head2head), and i also think maria has a lot of confidence going into this final. also the stats in maria match were much better, maria will be breaking elena's serve nearly all the time, all maria needs to do is hold it a couple a times a set. in the justine match they hit like 64 ue and just 10 winners for dementieva, so i think maria is on fire at the moment and she will beat elena no matter what today! its time for a title masha!
and remember...
lets go masha!!!
LETS GO!!!

SloKid
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:22 AM
I think Maria will win :(

But you can never count Lena out, do it girl!

Dementinator
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:33 AM
Maria 6-3 4-6 6-4. Elena's more tired than Maria is and she needed a day off after her remarkable comeback win over Henin today. This creates a slight freshness advantage for Maria and I think this will help her win the Indian Wells title in 3 topsy turvy sets.

P.S. - I am a long time fan of both Sharapova and Dementieva and will be an impartial viewer for this match. May the best player win.


cat quit going on about how tired lena will be ,dont judge her physical level by marias standards ,shes 5 times the athlete ,faster and stronger ,she wasnt even looki ng slightly tired after her match ,that said this will be tough ,MS is obviously the fave to win and that she may do ,but Elena has her chances ,its not like she cant beat MS ,so we wait and see..

daniela86
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:46 AM
That's one of my dream finals :hearts: I'm so impatient to see it :bounce: :cool: Both are great players and in shape so I think it will be interesting.Masha has to start great and win in 2 because if this match goes to 3 sets,it will be very very difficult for her :scared: coz I agree with Dementinator and I do think Elena is super great athlete and that she won't be tired even if the match lasts more than 2 hours.

flyingmachine
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:49 AM
I think Maria is going to win this one. :o

bellascarlett
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:19 AM
Maria to win in 2...or 3...;)

C'mon Maria! :bigclap:

:inlove:
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Hate to say it, but I have to go for Lena in 3: 4-6 6-3 7-6 (9-7)

PLEASE MASHA PROVE ME WRONG!

Kimmi
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Elena in three :)

-sugi-
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Lena :)

I am becoming a fan and I really want her to win this :hug:

probably in 3

Viktymise
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:43 AM
Lena in straights it will be like Tokyo. Started off bad in the tournament, gradually gets better scraping through a couple of matches before having her best day in the final blitzing Sharapova, well lets hope so

Viktymise
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:44 AM
Also i think the only way Maria can win is in 2 sets not 3

msharafan
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:05 AM
the head to head speaks for itself maria to win in 2 or 3, but im not surprised people are underestimating maria again she was going to lose to hingis didnt and now she was is going to lose to dementieva, go i hope youve jinxed maria now to win!

SloKid
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:07 AM
the head to head speaks for itself maria to win in 2 or 3, but im not surprised people are underestimating maria again she was going to lose to hingis didnt and now she was is going to lose to dementieva, go i hope youve jinxed maria now to win!
The head to head you say? Justine lead Elena 7-1 before last night ;)

Carmen Mairena
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:13 AM
Elena in 3 :lol: Go all the way!

I voted Maria in 2 though... :scared:

msharafan
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:19 AM
The head to head you say? Justine lead Elena 7-1 before last night
im talking about marias ecord over elena.

xXSarajevoXx
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:24 AM
Masha in 2

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:26 AM
go masha in 2

iine:
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:27 AM
It's very hard to predict. If Sharapova plays the way she did yesterday, then you've really got to favour her for this final. But with Elena, you never know. :shrug:
:hmm..I say Maria in three. :)

Paco
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:33 AM
Lena in 3

thrust
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:36 AM
I think Maria will win. As a Justine fan I am somewhat neutral, but probably will root for Elena. What a great effort she made yesterday! Justine could get practically nothing past her from the middle of the second set. If she had a consistantly good serve she would be in the top three for sure, if not #1.

Greenout
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:58 AM
It can go either way. Alot of things come into play here. Who wil be fresher mentally? What about physical fitness? Maria hasn't played anyone in the draw, including Martina that is as good of a returner of serve as Elena.


It's either going to be one way traffic, or another long 3 set match.


Does anybody else remember last year's Watson Water Challenge final between
Elena and Maria? That was a good match, and the rallies were long... real long.

WC6320
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Go Masha, Maria will hopefully win in 2, but, I hate to say this, if it gets to a third set, I think Lena will win, but hopefully Maria wins it in two. Go Masha!

dinhd82
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:14 AM
Please show Maria who's the real russian blonde Elena!!!

FrenchY52
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:15 AM
Elena in 3 sets !
C'mon Léna

Jackson.
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:16 AM
I'll be happy with whoever wins :) :yeah:

peanuts
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:21 AM
It's not the result that I want but I think it will be Maria in two. Its just that Elena has a tendency to lose badly in her next match after scoring a huge win over a tough opponent. Nonetheless, Go Elena! :D

doujyr
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:22 AM
elena doesn't have a good record in matches immediately following a big win like last night, tends to blow out easily. shara looking in bad ass mood will win in 2.

doujyr
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:25 AM
peanuts - i didn't read your post before posting! honest :lol:

Meesh
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:31 AM
Maria in two :bounce:

Il Primo!
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:36 AM
Maria in two :cool: She does all better than Lena except the fact that she doesn't run very well

TeaMMashA
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:51 AM
Maria in 2 or 3 she looks in top form and she could really ruin Lenas serve!!

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Maria, 6-4 6-4.

hwanmig
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:54 PM
Singles Finalist (10)
2000: The Olympics-Sydney (lost to Venus Williams)
2001: Acapulco (lost to Amanda Coetzer)
2001: Moscow (lost to Jelena Dokic)
2002: ’s-Hertogenbosch (lost to Eleni Daniilidou)
2004: Miami (lost to Serena Williams)
2004: French Open (lost to Anastasia Myskina)
2004: U.S. Open (lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova)
2004: Moscow (lost to Anastasia Myskina)
2005: Charleston (lost to Justine Henin-Hardenne)
2005: Philadelphia (lost to Amélie Mauresmo)
2006:Indian Wells(?????????)

Winner(5)
2003:Amelia Island(Lindsay Davenport)
2003:Bali(Chanda Rubin)
2003:Shanghai(Chanda Rubin)
2004:Hasselt(Elena Bovina)
2006:Tokyo(Martina Hingis)

I'm not expecting Elena to win tommorow coz she just sucks on finals. She works hard reaching the finals of this very important tourneys beating quality opponents but fails to win that extra match that would have had made her an Olympic champion, US open Champion and most of all A FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION. I can accept a defeat tommorow but I will never ever accept another loss in a GS final and if she loses in Paris again, I will go insane.

Apoorv
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:16 PM
Elena is now a lot more confident about her game compared to say a year ago. so nerves wont be a problem now. only thing is that she may be very tired after numerous three setters she had to play. ofcourse maria is a very good player herself. i am looking forward to the match.

Angelnoir
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:20 PM
cmon Elena

iced gem
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:36 PM
Come on Elena! :bounce:
I really don't know who will win. I wasn't expecting Elena to beat Justine at all, so who knows what she might be capable of today.

Arhivarius
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:47 PM
I have a great proposal to make.
In some cases like this to call it a draw and to award 2 first prizes.
What do you think? :D

MH0861
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:50 PM
Dementieva in 3: 4-6 6-3 7-6 (5).

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:51 PM
maria sharapova defeats elena dememtieva 6-2, 6-3

strawberry.babou
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:57 PM
I hope Lena can win this.... but I don't know, she must be tired by now.

améliemomo
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:00 PM
elena dementieva in 3

AjdeNate!
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Maria in 2

Lulu.
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:07 PM
Lena in 3 sets. After beating Justine yesterday she has made it clear she wants this title!

cheo23
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:09 PM
I'm finally gonna go w/ Miss Maria Sharapova :lol:

the last time I went w/ her - she lost to Queen JUSTINE IN DUBAI!!!!!!!! :o :rolleyes:

CAN u please Capatalize on Elena Dementieva's "TIREDNESS" ;)

Strategy...prepare to blast FOREHAND WINNERS on Elena Dementieva's SERVE

so have that FOREHAND GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Move Elena Dementieva AROUND!!!!!!!!!!

Keep the Rallies long but as long as u're DICTATING!!!!!!!!!!!

GOOD LUCK MISS MARIA SHARAPOVA!!!!!![/

Piotr'ek
Mar 18th, 2006, 07:02 PM
Maria 6-1 6-2 :)

strato
Mar 18th, 2006, 07:44 PM
Come on baby !!! :bounce:

But to be honest I foresee Sharapova winning... :sad:

Danči Dementia
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:19 PM
My gilr will win 7-6 in the last set like she already has used to

Piotr'ek
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:11 PM
Maria 6-1 6-2 :)
:worship: :hatoff: :angel: :p

Maria :woohoo: :crazy: :banana:

morningglory
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:32 PM
:lol: I was also one of the very few that expected a blowout...

hablo
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:19 AM
:worship: :hatoff: :angel: :p

Maria :woohoo: :crazy: :banana:
wow, your predictions was correct :spit:

Shoulderpova
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:30 AM
Maria 6-1 6-2 :)
:eek: :eek: