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Demska
Sep 15th, 2007, 02:50 PM
Russia 2 - 0 Italy


:eek: :eek: :eek:

From watching Fed Cup Radio, Sveta was hitting winner after winner after winner, and hardly any unforced errors! She played amazing, totally dominating.

8 aces, 0 double faults. Served 3 aces in the final game at 61 *52, two in a row from *30/0 :bowdown:

Mara :hug: Still not 100% I don't think.

One more win girls!! :woohoo: :banana: :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 15th, 2007, 02:54 PM
Sveta :yeah: :) :D
good job done !!!!!!!!

Ballbasher
Sep 15th, 2007, 02:54 PM
Sveta :worship: Seemed the pressure of the final got her but gave her confidence :D

bellascarlett
Sep 15th, 2007, 02:58 PM
Sveta! :yeah:

Mara was simply outplayed. Just not at Kuzzy's level. Gotta feel for her.

The best part of the (boring) match - Maria, Nadia, and Lena doing the worship gesture all together when Kuzzy won. :worship: :worship: :worship: :lol:

schorsch
Sep 15th, 2007, 02:59 PM
ugh, mara didnt move one bit. she was aweful :help:. i hope she's fine.

well done sveta :) yeah ! ! ! just one point to go.

schorsch
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:00 PM
Sveta! :yeah:

Mara was simply outplayed. Just not at Kuzzy's level. Gotta feel for her.

The best part of the (boring) match - Maria, Nadia, and Lena doing the worship gesture all together when Kuzzy won. :worship: :worship: :worship: :lol:

yeah that was funny :haha: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:00 PM
Having watched this match you could only wonder how in hell Santangelo is a Top-30 player :tape:
She's the slowest player I have ever seen.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:01 PM
wooooooooow congratz

bellascarlett
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:03 PM
yeah that was funny :haha: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

:lol: Yeah, I'm really loving seeing Maria having fun with the team.

adrovi
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Sveta :worship: :worship:

Beny
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:09 PM
It was just amazing from Sveta. Mara didn't play badly (except that she didn't move) but she was aggressive and hitting quite hard...but damn slow legs,no movement.
Sveta was doing everything right, her backhand wasn't the best today,but overall a great performance..really impressive

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:10 PM
Russia 2 - 0 Italy


:eek: :eek: :eek:

From watching Fed Cup Radio, Sveta was hitting winner after winner after winner, and hardly any unforced errors! She played amazing, totally dominating.

8 aces, 0 double faults. Served 3 aces in the final game at 61 *52, two in a row from *30/0 :bowdown:

Mara :hug: Still not 100% I don't think.

One more win girls!! :woohoo: :banana: :bounce:

btw, you should edit the thread's title. Svetlena.

FORZA SARITA
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Mara :spit: she was simply pathetic on court :lol:

DimaDinosaur
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:15 PM
Mara really didn't have a chance with her bad movement

goldenlox
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:29 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070915/capt.b3d0dbcfb2e34fe0ab52cdb4c299d075.russia_tenni s_fed_cup_final_italy_xias113.jpg
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova reacts after beating Italy's Mara Santangelo at their Fed Cup final match in Moscow Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-2.

Elwin.
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:43 PM
well done Svetlana :)

Shoulderpova
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:50 PM
Great stuff Sveta :dance::yippee:

.Andrew.
Sep 15th, 2007, 04:56 PM
:lol: Yeah, I'm really loving seeing Maria having fun with the team.

Me too :awww: I'm so happy that they are starting to accept her.

Awesome performance Sveta! Bring this kind of tennis to Beijing! :D

Mara :hug: I still don't think she's back at her best yet.

Elldee
Sep 15th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Come on in Flaviaaaaaaaa.

Agassi Fan
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:00 PM
Well done Sveta!!!

sharapovarulz1
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Well done Kuzzy :worship: It's great to see Maria having a laugh with the team!

Kitten63
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:36 PM
Well done Sveta!

justine schnyder
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:40 PM
Go Russia!!

égalité
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:40 PM
Otlichno!

Hey Sveta, next time you face Justine in a slam final, play like this kthnx.

goldenlox
Sep 15th, 2007, 11:02 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070915/capt.c807b87dbd3b43029b17b2c914876359.russia_italy _tennis_fed_cup_xmm112.jpg
Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia returns a ball to Mara Santagelo of Italy during their singles tennis match in the Fed Cup final in Moscow on Saturday Sept. 15, 2007.

goldenlox
Sep 15th, 2007, 11:31 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070915/capt.164b5663ee254f46acfc0e666f06bfe3.russia_italy _tennis_fed_cup_xmm113.jpg
Mara Santagelo of Italy returns a ball to Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during their singles tennis match in the Fed Cup final in Moscow on Saturday Sept. 15. 2007.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Sep 16th, 2007, 12:52 AM
just watching the highlights now on sky sports and though sveta played well i think santangelo was a strange choice. ok so pennetta almost certainly wouldnt have beaten sveta BUT at least she has the movement to make kuznetsova play long rallies and thats when she starts making errors. if you look at the players she doesnt really like playing-henin, clijsters, jankovic, hingis etc. they all move well, they weather the storm when shes playing well and then attack when given the opportunity.

flavia, like schiavone, is good as dragging a players level down-i honestly dont mean that offensively. if santangelo played as well as she is capable of she would have done well but not won-flavia could have got in her head and made sveta think. i usually agree with the italian captains decision but this is odd-especially considering mara lost in R1 of USO to bloody dushevina!!!

anyways-sveta didnt fuck up like in '04 so im happy :worship:

goldenlox
Sep 16th, 2007, 12:59 AM
Back in 2004 Sveta discussions involved why she couldn't play well indoors.
Now Sveta is very good indoors.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Sep 16th, 2007, 01:06 AM
Back in 2004 Sveta discussions involved why she couldn't play well indoors.
Now Sveta is very good indoors.

i wouldnt go that far-shes improving year on year but its clearly her weakest surface even though there is no real reason for it to be
with her cutting down her dubs commitments (which i dont really like) shes pacing her season a lot better and playing better post USO. i still dont think shes got it perfect but shes getting there

sharapovarulz1
Sep 16th, 2007, 01:10 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070915/capt.164b5663ee254f46acfc0e666f06bfe3.russia_italy _tennis_fed_cup_xmm113.jpg
Mara Santagelo of Italy returns a ball to Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during their singles tennis match in the Fed Cup final in Moscow on Saturday Sept. 15. 2007.

God Mara looks so tired on this picture!

doni1212
Sep 16th, 2007, 01:10 AM
Russia 2 - 0 Italy


:eek: :eek: :eek:

From watching Fed Cup Radio, Sveta was hitting winner after winner after winner, and hardly any unforced errors! She played amazing, totally dominating.

8 aces, 0 double faults. Served 3 aces in the final game at 61 *52, two in a row from *30/0 :bowdown:

Mara :hug: Still not 100% I don't think.

One more win girls!! :woohoo: :banana: :bounce:

Well, why didn't she do that last week against Justin? :rolleyes:

schorsch
Sep 16th, 2007, 01:14 AM
cause yesterday she was hitting the ball beautifully and serving really well. plus it helped that mara was trying to imitate a tree when it came to movement.

Ben.
Sep 16th, 2007, 01:24 AM
well done sveta :yeah:

kinglear
Sep 16th, 2007, 04:34 AM
Sveta :worship: Seemed the pressure of the final got her but gave her confidence :D

The fact that she can make Slam finals year after year says a lot about her talent, and both of those losses have been to Justine. Plus, Sveta is #2 in the world. That's got to mean something. :o