View Full Version : (4) Dementieva def. (33) Zvonareva 7-5 6-3

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:04 PM
Lena hasn't played a 3 set yet :o amazing!! i'm worried actually for her next round :lol:

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:04 PM
Good job Elena ;)

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:05 PM
Nice job Elena :yeah:

How was her serving?

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:05 PM
Well done Lena! :banana:

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:05 PM
YES! what a relief. elena must be playing some good tennis. keep going, lena! :worship:

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:06 PM
Lena :banana:

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:06 PM
Vera :hug: Thank you for your fight :hug:

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:06 PM
Vera is such a loser type :awww:

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:06 PM
Good job Elena! :bigclap:

Vera, at least you made it past the first round of a slam this year. :sad:

I was torn between the two.

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:07 PM
A job well done Lena!

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:07 PM
lena really is in great form in the 2nd set she was hitting some :eek: winners she is really solid too and for her standards the serving is pretty good, im liking her chances more and more for the title WD lena good luck in the next round :D :yeah:

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:07 PM
Lena :bowdown: :banana: :banana: :rocker:

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:08 PM
Vera played not good today
too passive, not really believing in herself, not going for her shots
plus all close calls were against her... certainly didnt help

overall, disappointing performance by Vera :(

but all credits to Lena who is really hitting the ball well!

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:08 PM
Vera :sad: :sad: :sad:

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:08 PM
well done Lena ;) :D
played really good today ;) :D

No Name Face
Sep 1st, 2006, 10:09 PM
Lena!!! way to dispatch of a great opponent!

she hasn't played a three setter nor has she been really tested yet...wow!

totally doable 4th round vs. rezai...i'm happy!

vera :hug: too bad you had to face lenaD but you broke your first round curse. :)

Louis Cyphre
Sep 1st, 2006, 10:09 PM

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:09 PM
well well ,into last 16 and not a set dropped yet ,not even a TB!!

Well the stats are good again ,33 winners! 5 DFs and an ace ,lenas fastest serve was 1mph faster than Veras! :lol:

Well Done Lena ,and well done Vera! you didnt embarass yourself at all ,Lena had to work for this ,I am impressed with the way your game has improved ,I wasnt looking forward to this match at all ,I really though Vera could score the upset.. 12 months ago Vera would not have even been in the 3rd round ,let alone made it quite difficult for the number 4 seed.. good stuff... but ,when it mattered Lena was simply toyou hao strong ,shes playing pretty well and wasnt gonna give in ,therefore 7-5 + 6-3 = YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED!

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:10 PM
Vera :hug: Thank you for your fight :hug:

I thought Vera was pretty good. She was outgunned basically. Thats a bit odd though as she was really hitting the ball hard in the wimbledon fdoubles wheras the key points today are decided by a soft Vera shot being banged back past her - should someone tell her to hit the thing harder again?

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:10 PM
Vera :sad: I wanted you to win so much!

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:15 PM
Lena :banana:

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:16 PM
Aravane will be a MUCH sterner test for her. She did better against a comprable opponent. We shall certainly see on Sunday.

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:17 PM
well done Lena :)

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:18 PM
lena d is finally behaving as a consistant top 10 player. way to go! congrats!

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:30 PM
Venus! Why did you withdraw!!!
Bepa would be facing Razzano today... :(

Too bad she couldn't take Lena to 3 sets.

Sep 1st, 2006, 10:37 PM
Well done Lena!! Congrats :D

Sep 1st, 2006, 11:04 PM
Elena :)

Sep 1st, 2006, 11:27 PM
Aravane will be a MUCH sterner test for her. She did better against a comprable opponent. We shall certainly see on Sunday.

I think you will be pulled up comparing MashaLil to Demented
now after reading again I see you are equaling Bep ,Masha Lil.not going by their last encounter

Sep 1st, 2006, 11:29 PM
Congrats Elena!

Sep 2nd, 2006, 12:40 AM
i love both but ED is my 1st fave soo im happier she won!

She is being soooo consistent with her groundies im so impressed with her she has a great chance of this title........:D

Sep 2nd, 2006, 12:48 AM
I watched this match and, to be honest, I was expecting more of one!! Disapointing performance by Vera, but Elena is playing some very good tennis. :yeah: But good luck Aravane. :p

Sep 2nd, 2006, 03:46 AM
Damn, it's just a tournament for the favourites huh? Top stuff Elena :)

8 to go! (inside joke)

Sep 2nd, 2006, 04:32 AM
great job elena!!!

2 set again!!!!

well good luck for your next match

Sep 2nd, 2006, 04:47 AM
Elena played INSANE today ! Incredible winners off both sides. That forehand is just shockingly precise, painting lines and keeping it deep. I was more than impressed by her today.
Serving, well, maybe she would have won 6-4,6-3 with a better serve, but she don't need it.
Her forehand had my jaw dropped for both sets.

Sep 2nd, 2006, 04:59 AM
Lena :D

Vera :sad: :sad: :sad:

Sep 2nd, 2006, 05:47 AM

Sep 2nd, 2006, 07:39 AM
Elena :D

Bad draw Vera but you will make it back to the Top 15.

Sep 2nd, 2006, 07:39 AM
Elena managed the storm :yippee: :rocker2:

Sep 2nd, 2006, 08:42 AM
Was there. Elena hit some great shots and played pretty well the entire match. Don't need to say anything really about that serve but Vera didn't really do anything with Lena's awful second serves. Vera didn't play that well. Lena was the one hitting winners and the one making mistakes. Vera hid her face again under her towel. :lol:...crying again?

Lena is so funny to watch. I've seen her thrice now but not this close. Everytime she made a mistake she'd say things angrily while looking at her mom as if she was taking out all her frustration on her. Mommy Vera just stared at her or looked down. :lol: And everytime she hit a winner, she'd look at her mom as well. very entertaining to watch.

Lena was so nice too at the end. Made sure she signed for everyone there and kept on smiling.

Sep 2nd, 2006, 09:13 AM
lena :hearts: :yeah: :D
very good match and stats considering the conditions

vera :hug: you'll be back in top20 in no time ;)

Sep 2nd, 2006, 05:40 PM
Bepa :bigcry:

Sep 2nd, 2006, 05:43 PM
I like both of em....:)/:(

Sep 2nd, 2006, 06:14 PM
Lena hit such hard, accurate groundstrokes, poor Vera couldn't cope. I thought this one would at least go to three sets. But still better for Vera than a first round exit again.

And Lena was lovely sticking around to sign autographs for practically everyone - the little kids seemed to really appreciate it. :)

Sep 2nd, 2006, 06:15 PM
:) well done, now win next round:)

Sep 2nd, 2006, 10:37 PM
One of the best performances I've seen from Lena this year - and against Zvonareva, an excellent defender who will soon be back on the top 25 where she belongs, no less.

Lena usually chose the right time to be aggressive and go for winners (it's very difficult to strike the right balance between patience and aggressiveness when playing against Zvonareva, given how many balls she returns), played well on her service games for once, hit the ball consistently hard and deep, was superb on the defensive (very few players on the Tour - if any - can hit big, deep shots while on the move like she does), took her opportunities to enter the court to finish off points, fought hard and raised her game level when it mattered.

Some of the FHs that Lena hit were highlight reel material.

Let's see how she does against Rezai. It's difficult to overpower Lena, given her ability to hit deep, hard shots from defensive positions, and Lena will have to use all her skill to keep the ball in play so as to move Rezai around and draw errors from her, while avoiding any soft balls that Rezai will just whack away for winners. It will be another tough match.

Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:14 PM
Its one the sweetest things i've seen in tennis: the way she looks at her mom after her winners. It's just her and her mommy out there, like she's just a child or something. So damned sweet if i was a chick i'd cry !