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silverwhite
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:55 PM
10 aces but only 32% of second serve points won and got broken three times. :p

John.
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:56 PM
Rena:yeah:

Demska
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:56 PM
Vakuleno choked.

Lucky match for Serena.

supergrunt
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:56 PM
:yawn: next

Watching
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:57 PM
nice ace count but the stats don't look nice.

Lulu.
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:57 PM
Well done Rena :yeah:

A tougher match today which is a good thing.

Good luck against Kuznetsova :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:58 PM
Better 1st set by Julia.:hug:
Serena,good play.:)

tennisIlove09
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:58 PM
nicely done Serena!

Nemo_Kool
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:58 PM
that wwas a drrrryyyyyyyyyy matchhhh...Serena played nasty tennis wat were the figures for this match?!? aside from the odd glimpse of brilliance and those aces it was a huge letdown...Serena will lift it im sure and will be drivin bk 2 florida with a nice shiny porsche LOL!!!
im likin Vakulenko's game tho!

silverwhite
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:58 PM
Vakuleno choked.

Lucky match for Serena.

She must have choked from behind. I don't think she ever led.

SerenaWFan
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:59 PM
Vakuleno choked.

Lucky match for Serena.

In order for someone to choke they would have to be up in the match, which Vakulenko never was. :rolleyes:

Anyway keep it going Serena!! But win a little bit more points on your 2nd serve in your next match, please.

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 3rd, 2007, 07:59 PM
And your hair is a mess,Rena,especially at the start of the match.

One of the commentator in ES said her hair was similar to Diana Ross,but hers less shorter.:haha:

Craigy
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:00 PM
Julia is a great player. :yeah:
Serena strung it together when she had to. :)

williams.i.am
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:00 PM
good test for serena!

Slutiana
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:01 PM
the stats acually look very good considering. 9 aces 0 Df 27 Winners 19 UEs. At least serena was challenged today. She was one of the lucky ones to get a good first round but it kinda worked against her. GL against kuzzy!

Fan_of_Venus
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:04 PM
Great Job Serena. :)

Poova
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:04 PM
Julia :hug: You pushed her though so I'm pleased.

Congrats Serena!

Natalicious
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:05 PM
:yeah:

Olórin
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:06 PM
Not too bad Serena :yeah:

Hopefully you will lift your game for the next and see off Kuzzy in two.

IceSkaTennisFan
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:09 PM
10 aces but only 32% of second serve points won and got broken three times. :p
Her first couple of matches since the Open. She can't play the best everytime :p

~Cherry*Blossom~
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:11 PM
I don't trust the stats. It said Serena made only 11 UE's in that first set. Seemed like way more than that.

Inconsistent match from Serena but she managed to pick her game up when she needed to. Ended the match well.

Serena-rules-no1
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:16 PM
Serena :smash:

how could you lose so many games to that mug

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:20 PM
An Ok match from Serena. She did as much as she had to win it comfortably.
I like her chances against Kuznetsova.

frontier
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:25 PM
A win is a win,if you are not a Serena fan you shouldnt be worried about how she plays.Vakulenko was never ever going to win against Serena,she is just pacing herself.:p

TennisGuy21
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:28 PM
Im glad she cleaned up her game and stayed focus! Way to go Serena.

winone23
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:31 PM
Well done Serena!

<Flirty_Girl>
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:33 PM
Vakuleno choked.

Lucky match for Serena.

Lucky match? :lol: you've got to be kidding ;)

Olórin
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:37 PM
Lucky match? :lol: you've got to be kidding ;)

Demska is is the personnification of a joke. She's always kidding :p

The Daviator
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:45 PM
Serena :yeah:

serenafan08
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:50 PM
Serena needs this kind of match. It's only her second since the US Open, so she's not going to be perfect. But she's coming through when she has to, and that's what counts. Good luck against Kuzzy! :yeah:

maja.amelie
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:55 PM
Good match Rena :banana:
Please beat Kuzzy in two :)

Zweli
Oct 3rd, 2007, 08:57 PM
Good job Serena.

kadirelf
Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:00 PM
good luck QF match serena gooooooooooooo

Effy
Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:01 PM
Serena :smash:

how could you lose so many games to that mug

i never understood and never will understand this kind of comments.

bandabou
Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:07 PM
Nice match..two things that bothered me: waaaayyyy too many return errors. Plus Serena's movement has deteriorated a lot..perhaps the main reason she can't beat Justine nowadays. Needs to work on that.

BuTtErFrEnA
Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:18 PM
keep moving on Serena....keep moving...

Mina Vagante
Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:19 PM
WOW i'm liking Julie's game :yeah:
Good job Serena got it together when she needed to :dance:
Good luck against Kuznetsova :rolls:

LindsayRulz
Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:21 PM
Well done Serena :)

1000
Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:23 PM
Congrats Serena on another straight sets win

The Dawntreader
Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:28 PM
Very scrappy from Serena, i felt she gave Julia the impotus to get back into the match with a lot of errors, she wasnt partuculary constructing the points very well. Julia was playing well though, but i just thought Serena could've won that match much more comfortably. Still i suppose a lack of match play may well be contributimg to her slightly flunctuative form. Glad she won though:D

It's very apparent in this match though how vulnerable Serena is when she's pushed back behind the baseline. She used to be renowned for storming out of the corners with tremendous strength and angles, but just seems a step slower a lot lately. I dont think she'll ever move as well as she did in 2002/03 due to the knee surgery, but still moving pretty decently anyways.

Here's hoping for a great match against Kuzy. Their games really do make for a shot-making spectacle:D

stefi62
Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:29 PM
Well played Julia! I'm proud! ;)

Well done Serena!

I'd like to know what Serena told Julia at the hand shake... Julia seemed to appreciate!

TSequoia01
Oct 3rd, 2007, 10:01 PM
Did not see the match but viewing the comments from those who have seems to be the same problems with Rena's game. Pesky old knee injury and a lack of ground consistency. But with one difference she is out there playing. Let's hope match play can heal some of her ills.

TKane
Oct 3rd, 2007, 10:02 PM
Julia had played good, but she made too many unforced errors... just too many of them :sad: and that lucky netcord ball at set point :(

Julia :hug:

.Andrew.
Oct 3rd, 2007, 10:05 PM
Serena :worship:

Well played! I was expecting a tough match. When Julia is on, she can be very tough to beat for any player. :)

Julia :hug: Good effort.

Now beat Svetlana! :rocker2:

Ballbasher
Oct 3rd, 2007, 10:31 PM
like omg Serena said Vakulenko played very well from 1-4 to 4-4 :eek: OMG! (for all the haters)
Not Serena best match but some good groundies and her serve is awesome it brought her through the first set where Julia played amazing! I don't think anyone else beside Serena.Justine or Ana perhaps Sveta could have stopped her today!

Hashim.
Oct 4th, 2007, 01:17 AM
Julia :sad::awww: good fight..

Serena congratz :)

Jenin fan
Oct 4th, 2007, 01:22 AM
10 aces and no DFs. Good job Serena! Good luck in your qf!

gocanadago
Oct 4th, 2007, 01:34 AM
WD Reena! ;)

Chance
Oct 4th, 2007, 12:36 PM
good to see Serena back!!

Denise4925
Oct 4th, 2007, 07:00 PM
the stats acually look very good considering. 9 aces 0 Df 27 Winners 19 UEs. At least serena was challenged today. She was one of the lucky ones to get a good first round but it kinda worked against her. GL against kuzzy!

Those stats are actually pretty good. I've seen her win with worse. :shrug:

Good win Rena :yeah: Keep it up :D

nhissan
Oct 4th, 2007, 08:45 PM
Vakuleno choked.

Lucky match for Serena.

your life must miserable if you must troll on wtaworld to get attention:tape: