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AJZ.
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:54 PM
:hearts:
Good job Dani!!
Win two titles this week!! :) I believe in you girl!
Blew two MPs! But closed it out ;)

Leo_DFP
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:55 PM
Awesome win, Dani! You're doing much better these days. :)

Maybe someone's prediction that Hantuchova would win was correct...? Biggest challenge is left in the final.

Leo_DFP
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:55 PM
Whoa, 8 threads on the same topic instantly. :tape:

P_Fer
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:56 PM
Amazing dani

Sam L
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:56 PM
The new Dani has arrived. Yay! :)

AJZ.
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:57 PM
I'm dying of laughter at the 8 threads!!

LDF
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:57 PM
So many threads on this match :haha: :tape:

Congrats to Dani :D

Jay Leno
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:57 PM
DANIELA :worship:

OMG :D

im so happy :bounce:

will this be the moment after 4.5 years waiting :D

Ben.
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:58 PM
congrats dani :D . u finally made it. what a great win 4 her & she deserves it. a 2nd tour title on the cards here, well it might just happen. good luck against maria & take it 2 her.

Belmont Lad
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:58 PM
A Tier 1 final again, it's been so long!!!! :bounce: :bounce: Great play and good wins from Daniela this week, just super happy for her. Good luck against Maria in the final! :) :yeah:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:59 PM
Daniela's back :woohoo: That was her best match of the tournament so far ;) She had a tiny choke on the match points but her performance was really solid :D I'm so happy for her :D

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:59 PM
WOW! 2 top 10 wins in 1 event :eek: :aparty:.. NOw beat Maria for Title #2!! Could u imagine Daniela's only 2 tournament wins being Tier 1's lol :lol:

Meelis
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:00 PM
:banana:

RenaSlam.
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:00 PM
Good luck in the final Daniela, great week!

RJWCapriati
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:00 PM
:) :)

tennisbear7
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:00 PM
Omg.

Well Done Danka!

ioni
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:00 PM
:speakles: i never thought she could beat sveta! :eek:

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:01 PM
And she has yet to lose a set this week.. In singles or doubles :bowdown:

Dexter
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:01 PM
Well done! :crazy:
Take the title!

bellascarlett
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:01 PM
Ah nice dani. :)

congrats!

what happened to sveta?

vesanto
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:02 PM
Congrats Daniela, your first set was just delicious! In the second, Sveta was clearly down but still you played great! I am really happy for you and you really deserve a top 20 position!
Good luck tomorrow against Shitypova, you probably will lose because the russian is very strong but you had a great week!

ioni
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:02 PM
WOW! 2 top 10 wins in 1 event :eek: :aparty:.. NOw beat Maria for Title #2!! Could u imagine Daniela's only 2 tournament wins being Tier 1's lol :lol:
now i can't imagine dani beating masha :devil:

:inlove:
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:02 PM
Lol I think you've won the battle of which thread will be used. ;) :yeah:
Well done Dani. She looked like she was really enjoying herself, and kept her concentration after that 8 minute time out at 4-2 in the 2nd. :tape:
Lol she was getting to celebrate after she hit what she thought was an ace which was overruled. I was hiding behind my hand after she missed 2 match points. :o

Duramont
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:05 PM
Daniela :banana: :banana: :banana:

Go for the title! :kiss:

AJZ.
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:05 PM
Lol I think you've won the battle of which thread will be used. ;) :yeah:
Well done Dani. She looked like she was really enjoying herself, and kept her concentration after that 8 minute time out at 4-2 in the 2nd. :tape:
Lol she was getting to celebrate after she hit what she thought was an ace which was overruled. I was hiding behind my hand after she missed 2 match points. :o

:lol: And mine wasn't even the first one :tape: But that's okay :):)
I'm just happy Hantu won!

rockstar
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:07 PM
:woohoo:
beat a third top 10 player here please (and her 4th in 2 tournaments)

Uranus
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:07 PM
Wow Danka, that's absolutely amazing!

It's come out of nowhere, really! :eek:

Now win the whole thing darling :hug: :yeah: , I love you :kiss: :hearts:

Mauresmo Fan
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:08 PM
why is every 1 posting in this tread mine was first :help:

njnetswill
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:09 PM
:eek:

I can't even remember the last time Hanutchova was in a final... :confused:

Nickitos2006
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:10 PM
Terrible... Sveta was completely off today. It’s been her worst match since USO-05. Please rest up, Sveta, and be ready for the YEC :hug:
Congrats, Daniela…

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:11 PM
LA last year.. She seems to reach a big final once a year :lol:

Anyone know how many points u get for reaching a Tier 1 Final? Anyone know Dani's projected ranking if she wins or loses?

Wintermute
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:11 PM
Superb serving and tactics from Daniela today. :) Sveta seemed a shadow of yesterday but even if she was not so tired she would have had a major struggle on her hands.

Only minor wobbles from Daniela, no real chokes which makes a change. And she said after the match how much fun she's having on court which is great to hear. Sounds like she's trying to put less pressure on herself than in previous years.

tennisbear7
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:11 PM
05 LA, lost against Kim.

AceTennisGrrrl
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:12 PM
Kuzzy :sad:

UDACHi
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:13 PM
wow. pretty random. :lol: :worship:

Bart
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:13 PM
:woohoo:

Wintermute
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:14 PM
Anyone know how many points u get for reaching a Tier 1 Final? Anyone know Dani's projected ranking if she wins or loses?

210 points for a finalist, 300 for the winner.

Dani will be #16 if she loses the final and #14 if she wins! :)

Uranus
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:16 PM
LA last year.. She seems to reach a big final once a year :lol:

Anyone know how many points u get for reaching a Tier 1 Final? Anyone know Dani's projected ranking if she wins or loses?
210 for Tier Is

And her ranking...
#16 if she loses
#14 if she wins

;) :)

why is every 1 posting in this tread mine was first :help:
Aw please, you really believe you're the first poster it happens to?

mc8114
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:20 PM
Great Job Dani!

:woohoo: :bounce: :bigclap:

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:22 PM
Daniela could move up 9 spots into the top 15.. :worship:

selyoink
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:22 PM
Great performance by Daniela today. I hope she can win the title tomorrow for her dedicated fans and herself of course.

Tennisaddict
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:23 PM
Hantuchova played a great aggressive match, too bad Kuznetsova couldn't rise to the challenge, she played a bad match.

Hantuchova is playing well, but I'm not convinced that only her good form got her this win. I will believe it though, when she beats Sharapova tomorrow.

Derek.
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:40 PM
OMG Danka! :eek: :D :bigclap:

Awesome job! :banana:

Into another final, finally! :p :woohoo:

Keep it going! :yeah:

cometz9
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:45 PM
Congrats to Dani :clap2: your first final of 2006, hopefully you can win your 2nd Tier 1 title here in Zurich.
Sveta :sad: just rest up for the YEC.

gocanadago
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:55 PM
Dani :bounce:

~Kiera~
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:03 PM
Congrats, Daniela. A well deserved win :)

hakush...
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:05 PM
:woohoo: good job Dani

furrykitten
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:08 PM
Good win for Daniela! :)

xXSarajevoXx
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:13 PM
Dani :worship: :D

RND
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:18 PM
:woohoo: Dani well done!

Oriental_Rain
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:18 PM
:woohoo:

iPatty
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:18 PM
out of the blue. well done, daniela. :D

tennismaster8820
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:20 PM
Daniela played great from the start, she wasn't afraid of beating Kuznjecova! Good luck in the finale!

papru
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:28 PM
:woohoo: Dani! take the title!

morningglory
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:37 PM
*faints* :lol:

fufuqifuqishahah
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:38 PM
OMG: wtf

Daniela...

this is my goodness quite shocking lol. If it had been 3 close sets it wouldnt be that weird but the scoreline....


how did sveta play today!?!?

supergrunt
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:39 PM
I don't like her but I am happy for her :D !

...weird :scared:

jazzfuzion
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:42 PM
nice job!!

fufuqifuqishahah
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:45 PM
I don't like her but I am happy for her :D !

...weird :scared:
maybe because u really DO like her.

Coffee&TV
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:49 PM
Well done Dani.. :)

sapir1434
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:59 PM
Sveta :awww: Poor girl, she must be so tired :sad:

But what a match for Daniela :worship: amazing. Please win the final :)

Stamp Paid
Oct 21st, 2006, 06:01 PM
Sveta!!! :help:

matthieu_tennis
Oct 21st, 2006, 06:03 PM
hingis made a good job with sveta yesterday :):)

doris_hdz
Oct 21st, 2006, 06:13 PM
Daniela!!!:worship:

Vincey!
Oct 21st, 2006, 06:13 PM
:woohoo: Daniela :D

Harju.
Oct 21st, 2006, 06:29 PM
Congrats Dani :woohoo:

NyCPsU
Oct 21st, 2006, 07:05 PM
daniela :banana: :banana: :banana:

im soooo happy, now please win this title!!!! :woohoo:

swissmisshingis
Oct 21st, 2006, 07:16 PM
:eek:

good job Daniela :worship:

Wayn77
Oct 21st, 2006, 07:23 PM
Well done Dani!!! Superb performance

now do the same tomorrow, take down Sharascreamer and take the title :bounce:

V-MAC
Oct 21st, 2006, 07:43 PM
:) Congrats Dani, nice to see her in a big final again.

*Note to Eurosport* - we could have done without the close-ups of Sveta's toes during her injury time-out, put me right off my dinner :mad: :(

pav
Oct 21st, 2006, 07:49 PM
Well done Peastick! not easy to knock off Thunderthighs:)

lilimi
Oct 21st, 2006, 07:59 PM
i can't believe it!!!!congrats dani!!!!now gt the title, please!!!!!!!!!!!

hotandspicey
Oct 21st, 2006, 08:15 PM
wtg, Hantuchova. Now take It!!! Please! :banana:

Europe rocks
Oct 21st, 2006, 08:23 PM
Oh my Dani, what has happened this week :eek: Go and win the title against Masha! You deserve it after all that you have had to go through

Lunaris
Oct 21st, 2006, 09:59 PM
Again I must write that you made my day sweetums. :D :hearts: (the first time I am using this smiley). Keep the high level, please.


hingis made a good job with sveta yesterday :):)
We will send her a bottle of good wine. ;)


*Note to Eurosport* - we could have done without the close-ups of Sveta's toes during her injury time-out, put me right off my dinner :mad: :(
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Arighttouch
Oct 21st, 2006, 10:01 PM
come on dani! :banana: :hearts: :D

MikeJones
Oct 21st, 2006, 10:10 PM
Wow! Im shocked, but good for DH! :worship:

Nicolás89
Oct 21st, 2006, 10:14 PM
wow congrats dani

Josh.
Oct 21st, 2006, 11:00 PM
:speakles: wow, well done dani. now kick that cheating bitches arse in the final :)

beauty_is_pink
Oct 21st, 2006, 11:07 PM
please dont tank the final Daniela!

Jay Leno
Oct 21st, 2006, 11:22 PM
:speakles: wow, well done dani. now kick that cheating bitches arse in the final :)

:lol:

Lulu.
Oct 22nd, 2006, 12:07 AM
Dani :woohoo:



Now take the title! :armed:

Drake1980
Oct 22nd, 2006, 12:57 AM
:eek: Very convincing win!

DavyJone96431
Oct 22nd, 2006, 01:23 AM
amazing delicious danka! great win no matter what!

Josh.
Oct 22nd, 2006, 01:58 AM
i know im a bit slow but dani did everything right today. she moved well, she volleyed great and went for the lines and pulled it off. Good luck in the final :)

Corswandt
Oct 22nd, 2006, 02:11 AM
Thank you Danka for ruining my tennis-pool.com score for this week.

how did sveta play today!?!?

Not good at all. Tired, deflated, slow, defensive, tentative, rarely really went for her shots, low 1st serve %.

Everyone said she had played great vs Hingis (I didn't watch that match), so this was very surprising to me.

I suspect Kuznetsova's attitude towards this match went something along the lines of "If Hantuchova hands the match to me I'll take it, if I have to fight for it I won't bother". Like Lena D., she's played more than enough tennis post-USO and is already thinking about the YEC.

Still, full credit to Danka. She's really a delight to watch when she's on. Big serve (always well placed, be it first or second), deep, accurate groundstrokes, opening great angles with crosscourt shots, almost flawless at the net. She completely overpowered Kuznetsova for most of the match - no mean feat. And when did Danka become such a good defender? She used her big wingspan admirably - why take a few more steps when you can just stretch?

A much deserved win for her and for her long-suffering but always devoted fanbase.

Rub
Oct 22nd, 2006, 04:43 AM
thank god... i really hope she wins tomorrow... even against sharpy..

fOxYLiCiOuS
Oct 22nd, 2006, 05:58 AM
Sveta :sad: :sad: :hug: