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Aaron.
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Lena :sad:

pkilli
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:18 PM
Allez Ju! Only 2 more matches to go for the porsche! :bounce: :bounce:

The Daviator
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:19 PM
Congrats Justine! Elena :shrug: All that hard work to get back on serve in each set and then broken for the set both times :o

Dementinator
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:19 PM
A respectable effort I think against the best player in the world.

Ryan
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:19 PM
Doesnt look like a great match from the stats, but Im sure there were a bunch of exciting rallies. If Elena hadnt slipped into an 0-5 hole in the first she could have taken the set, but its a good win for Justine. Does she play Jankovic in the semi, again? :o

DragonFlame
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:20 PM
justine :yeah: Haven't lost before the semis in a long long time

Lena not too bad, 6-4 6-4 is a pretty competitive score, but you didn't serve as well as in your other matches. Maybe because of the returnpressure justine gives when the ball isn't good enough. KEEP GOING, you're on the right track.

darice
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:20 PM
allez juju :bounce: i hope you (or jelly) play rena in the final!

LudwigDvorak
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:21 PM
:clap2:

Wonderful fight from Elena. Could have pulled both sets to 5-5 but Justine just is a bit better. I wanted a tight match and got it. There's so little separating those two, just belief and variety really.

Make it a Serena/Henin final baby. :clap2:

loppy
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:22 PM
Keep it up, Justine! :bounce: :bounce:

Fan_of_Venus
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:23 PM
Great fight from Lena. Better luck next time Lena. :)

HenryMag.
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:23 PM
some things never change...like Lena's serve...

oh well, nice effort.

felipe2004
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Justine! Glad you were able to win in two sets! :D Good luck in semis against Jankovic! ;)

ZeroSOFInfinity
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Man, if she had challenges left in the final game of the 1st set, Dementieva would have tied the scores at 5-5... two of her serves were called "out/fault" even though they hit the line... :tape:

Well, at least she did an amazing job of making Justine fight for the win... :hug:

As for Justine... :yeah: Now for Jelena (did anyone saw her watching the match from the Porsche there.. .she was camera-shy :lol: )

Elwin.
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Great Fight Lena :hug:

Justine , good luck!

Viktymise
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Lena :hug: Decent week with 2 really solid wins

Justine just played the big points better today, and could have easily been a different match had Lena broken in the 1st game of the match. Lena is saving her best for Moscow ;)

MistyGrey
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:34 PM
:yeah: Justine
Great effort Lena :bigclap:

Vlad Tepes
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:35 PM
It's great to see Justine keeps up her amazing streak of not losing before the SF! :worship:

It could have been a easier today, but she knows she has the toughest two matches left, so it was a good result in the end.

ALLEZ!!!

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:37 PM
The worst day at serve for Elena in the most important match of the week

With 50% of first serve , Elena was not gonna win vs the number 1 of the world

Kworb
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:37 PM
14th match in a row without dropping a set.. Not even Serena has ever achieved this

Wayn77
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:44 PM
Congratulations Justine.

I've liked what I've seen from Elena this week.
If she can continue the improvement with the serve.... in 2008 she's back in business.

jujufreak
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:52 PM
14th match in a row without dropping a set.. Not even Serena has ever achieved this

20th semi final in a row :worship: not even Serena has ever achieved this :angel:

Ntour
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:54 PM
Allez ju bit of a choke in the first but you pulled through, Credit to lena for fighting back

Good luck against jelena can it be 8-0

tennis_lover89
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:57 PM
good fight from elena, a pretty competitive score :yeah:

Kitten63
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Congrats Justine!

justine schnyder
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:18 PM
ALLWZ JUSTINE!! :bounce: :bounce:
All the way to the Porsche! :cool:

Lena:hug:

borisyBACK
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Well done Justine.

Elana: this was a good start to come back to top 10. Keep going!

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Solid scoreline Juju!:yeah:
Lena :awww: :hug:
Beat JJ.;)

Demska
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:29 PM
No one mentioned Justine was 50 in the first set?

A good match from Lena, pushed too hard in the first 5 games and started hitting errors, but she raised her game and Justine dropped. Back on serve, at *45, I knew that DF on SP was coming. The ball toss was so far out to the right, and never got high enough, when I saw the ball toss I said "Double fault for sure"

Still, a good week for Lena, focus and prepare for Moscow, where she will be at home and has SF to defend.

iamhe
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Congrats justine !

Good luck in the next round.

Michael!
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:47 PM
Elena :sad:
But at least a good tournament! :)
Itīs very annoying that she lost her service game at 4-5 in both sets.:fiery:
Good luck in Moscow! ;)
Now I hope Jelena will beat Justine :devil:

Brandon85
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:53 PM
looks like another final on the way! way to go. :)

miffedmax
Oct 5th, 2007, 08:06 PM
Well, I was expecting a much worse scoreline against the evil sprout.

This is the first loss all year that hasn't made me want to yank Lena by her ponytail and scream "Get a real coach!" for a couple of days.

So close in both sets to taking it to 5-all. Coming back from 0-5 in the first was the first time this year we've seen the fightin', never-say-die Lena D. that made so many of us fans of hers in the first place. Let's hope she keeps it up in Moscow and into '08.

Congrats to Juju.

eck
Oct 5th, 2007, 09:55 PM
:woohoo:
Good job. Justine :yeah:

Hant11
Oct 5th, 2007, 10:02 PM
Congrats Justine

1000
Oct 5th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Good job Justine and hopefully you can win the tournament

kinglear
Oct 5th, 2007, 10:50 PM
Lena :hug: Decent week with 2 really solid wins

Justine just played the big points better today, and could have easily been a different match had Lena broken in the 1st game of the match. Lena is saving her best for Moscow ;)


Yeah, I hope Elena finally wins the Kremlin Cup. She deserves it. :worship:

saint2
Oct 5th, 2007, 10:54 PM
Yeah, I hope Elena finally wins the Kremlin Cup. She deserves it. :worship:

Playing unseeded...Why not? ;)

rottweily
Oct 5th, 2007, 10:56 PM
Some points:
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?4yemjmmyzrq

Ben.
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:00 PM
Congrats to Justine, she had to earn it & she converted on the big pts when she needed to, Lena didn't give her an easy win.

Lena :hug: great fighting spirit from her after trailing 5-0 1st set to bring it back to 5-4 & she even held a pt to even it at 5-5 so who knows what would of happened had she converted that pt. she also displayed fight when she was down 5-2 in the 2nd set to bring it back to 5-4. i'm proud of you lena :yeah: and do well at moscow :D

Forehand_Volley
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:07 PM
Some points:
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?4yemjmmyzrq
All smiles from Henin.

Bolero
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:14 PM
Congrats Elena on a fine tournament. Nice to see that fighting spirit of you on display again. To bad that you couldn't make it to 5-5. Congrats Justine, now go get that yellow Porsche.:devil: (Somehow I find the image of Justine in a yellow Porsche funny, well we'll see on Sunday...)

Sebastien123
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:25 PM
Lena :hug: Decent week with 2 really solid wins

Justine just played the big points better today, and could have easily been a different match had Lena broken in the 1st game of the match.

No, nothing would have changed because of that. How could one game change the match, when she still can't held serve in the most important moments?


Lena is saving her best for Moscow ;)

cant disagree with you about that :angel:

.Andrew.
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:51 PM
Awesome Justine! :worship:

Good luck vs. Jelena :D

Elena :hug: Keep up this form in Moscow. :)

Viktymise
Oct 6th, 2007, 12:12 AM
No, nothing would have changed because of that. How could one game change the match, when she still can't held serve in the most important moments?



cant disagree with you about that :angel:

Because she had 5 breaks points and that game clearly shaped the momentum for the whole match really. After missing BP's in the 1st game which was a fairly long 1st game she went onto lose the next 4 in rapid succession. :shrug:

ewbangkok
Oct 6th, 2007, 12:53 AM
Lena what a great fight over the best player at the present

Renalicious
Oct 6th, 2007, 12:57 AM
I thought Elena put up a brilliant fight to go 5-4 after being down 5-0, shame she couldn't serve it out to go 5-5.

Juju4ever
Oct 6th, 2007, 05:29 AM
Great job Justine. :worship:
Lena, you're getting there, I realy have a good feeling about the future, keep on going!

Lunaris
Oct 6th, 2007, 05:50 AM
If Elena had been serving like she was against Hantuchova and Mauresmo she would have won this match. Unfortunately for her she wasn't as confident on her serve as she was in previous matches. Overall a very good tourney for her. :)
Well done, Ju, although it wasn't a stellar performance.

Koda
Oct 6th, 2007, 06:57 AM
well done justine!!!! :bounce:

elena, you impressed me, you put up a good fight against the no.1 player in the world...didn't expect that...:worship:

Prizeidiot
Oct 6th, 2007, 07:32 AM
Kind of lame, but I'm pretty happy with Elena's result here.

I reckon 2 months ago, she might have been double bagelled against Justine, the way she was going at that point in time.

miss molly
Oct 6th, 2007, 07:36 AM
Congrats Ju! There were some very good rallies.
Good luck in the next round.

Helaena
Oct 6th, 2007, 07:44 AM
yay!!!! juju!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

congrats for winning!!!!so nice to see your "at least semi final streak" :worship: :worship:

elena, good fight as well...:kiss:


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