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LudwigDvorak
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:28 PM
Thoughts?

My god. Elena's beaten everyone aside from Serena. It had to be her in a final. :o

Happy Guy
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:34 PM
Elena will finally win it this time, she's been in great form. Go ELena! :)

Willam
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:34 PM
Poll please ;)

Elena, She has beaten great players lately like Mauresmo, Hantuchova, Safina, Schnyder so..

This is her chance i guess..

Renalicious
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:35 PM
NOOOO. Serena will win or I will commit suicide. :) jk. But seriously. SERENA WILL WIN.

I love Dementieva and I'm so proud she's gotten this far, but Serena has to win.

E.Dementieva_FAN
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:36 PM
I think Lena will able to win this match. She's in form, and Serena has a little injury.

Good luck to Lena! :D

hotandspicey
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:36 PM
Rena leads 4-0 in h2h, but they have not played since '04 I think. Elena is playing great, but go Serena. make it 5-0.

Kworb
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:38 PM
Elena has a mental block vs. Serena. She won't win this one.

FrchTwst
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:38 PM
Serena will win in two sets.

Shinjiro
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:40 PM
if elena serves well she will win this in two sets...

Watching
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:40 PM
Serena in straights i HOpe!

saint2
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:40 PM
Where is poll?

maja.amelie
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:41 PM
Serena in easy two sets.

LudwigDvorak
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:41 PM
I don't do polls. I hate them. :o

No Name Face should love this final. :lol:

RenaSlam.
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Go S!

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:43 PM
Serena in two.
Both need the title as a confidence booster and Lena has played great so far BUT we all know she can't get it together in big finals (1-8). Serena, on the other hand, looks very motivated and hasn't lost a Tier I final since Charleston-2003.

Poova
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Probably Serena, but if Elena plays well then I think she might win. Serena still isn't playing anywhere near her best.

LudwigDvorak
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:45 PM
I also think it will be Serena in two sets, buuuuuut. Kuznetsova is terrible indoors. Elena hits so flat, which takes less time away from Serena, although it's not much of a difference anyway. Plus Kuzzie just did not play well at all, which says a lot since the first set was so tight.

Elena could win, she can beat anybody, but only if she remains composed. Her tank against Davenport a few weeks ago was terrible, all in the mind there. Then she lost her nerve against Justine too.

I just know this is Elena's 19th final--two grand slam finals, one Olympic final, and seven Tier I finals. :drool:

Really though, Serena couldn't have asked for a better opponent in a final...

Renalicious
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:45 PM
Was the last time they played miami 04? Back then. Elena was in ok form and Serena was in pretty good form, but not fantastic. Now, Elena's in some of her best form all year and Serena's probably a little bit worse than her Miami 04 form. But I still think she can pull a win in straights, like 6-3, 6-3.

Ballbasher
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:46 PM
Dementieva

saint2
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:47 PM
Today Flavia upset one of Williams sisters..I hope tomorrow Elena will be able to upset another...

The Daviator
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:50 PM
Serena holds serve with such ease, and Elena well :tape: But she's on home turf and playing great and she's really due a win in Moscow :lol: But I think Serena will pull through :p

patch.
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:50 PM
If Elena keeps Serena moving and serves well its hers...its her big chance they dont come around often and I dont really see her messing it up ;)

P_Fer
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:50 PM
Go lena!

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:51 PM
Was the last time they played miami 04? Back then. Elena was in ok form and Serena was in pretty good form, but not fantastic. Now, Elena's in some of her best form all year and Serena's probably a little bit worse than her Miami 04 form. But I still think she can pull a win in straights, like 6-3, 6-3.

YEC-2004. Serena won 76 75.

Renalicious
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:53 PM
^ Wow, that's pretty close. In that case, I'm expecting a three setter along the lines of 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

Olórin
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:53 PM
Serena will win, probably in two. Elena will make it tough though, should be a good match.

Ben.
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:55 PM
Serena I think will win this in either two tight sets or in 3 sets, but Lena's form is terrific at the moment & she is playing in front of the home crowd so maybe she might pull through. then again there is her weakness in big finals...so who knows.

Mightymirza
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:56 PM
davai lena... get the win finally :o

Fan_of_Venus
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:01 PM
Good luck Serena. :lol: Sorry Elena, I want Serena to win.

tennisbear7
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:02 PM
Dementieva.

trufanjay
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:03 PM
Serena played very well against Kuzy today. I think she will take out Elena.

supergrunt
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:07 PM
This is a final.. not some cheesy exhibition in Hong Kong! :o Go Serena!!! :D :bounce:

maja.amelie
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:12 PM
I just can't see Serena losing this match.For me it's impossible.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:18 PM
Lena :help:

Lulu.
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Serena should win this. :)

Aaron.
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:22 PM
Serena will beat the shit out of Lena and make her cry infront of the russian crowd.

goodluck Elena :kiss:

Craigy
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:25 PM
Serena in 3 I think.

vettipooh
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:26 PM
If Serena stays focused and serves very well, she should win this. Go Rena!!! :bounce:

Viktymise
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:29 PM
If Lena goes at Serena being aggressive, she will win, Serena is not in the shape to go toe to toe with an infrom Dementieva from the baseline.

If Lena is passive and lets Serena dominate, she will lose!

Cmon Lena, this is YOUR title :armed:

LudwigDvorak
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:33 PM
I think lenavee pretty much got it spot on. As long as Elena can avoid a tiebreak while being aggressive she's good to go. Plus Elena's shown an unusual will to come to net in Moscow, which she showed glimpses of in Stuttgart. I'm impressed.

But Serena will probably lose serve like twice. :o Just astonishes me what a serving monster she is.

tennnisfannn
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:34 PM
Nowdays I expect anything, who would have thought Venus would only win one of three low tier events. Love both players, ElandD seems freash, serena plays two tounys in a row for the very first time this year bot commendable but rena I want you to bring the title home.

hacberto
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:35 PM
Good Luck to Serena
I can't hide it I want Serena to win this so bad
Come on Serena you can do it, I know you can!!!
I wish you Good Luck Serena
Win the title now baby!!!

BoucharDRules
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:37 PM
Williams fans better pray for double-faults from the Russian princess, and hope that Serena hits every serve an ace or you'll be seeing a lot of funny faces from Serena. Elena will have the rest of the match covered.

I look forward to adding a banner of Elena holding the trophy next to the loser.

LudwigDvorak
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:40 PM
It's amazing how a TI F can be a TI 2R the next week.

Olórin
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:43 PM
Williams fans better pray for double-faults from the Russian princess, and hope that Serena hits every serve an ace or you'll be seeing a lot of funny faces from Serena. Elena will have the rest of the match covered.

I look forward to adding a banner of Elena holding the trophy next to the loser.

:lol:

I think you want this win a little too badly ;)

homogenius
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:49 PM
If Lena goes at Serena being aggressive, she will win, Serena is not in the shape to go toe to toe with an infrom Dementieva from the baseline.

If Lena is passive and lets Serena dominate, she will lose!

Cmon Lena, this is YOUR title :armed:

I agree on the agressive thing.It was the main error from Kuzy today.She played too far behind the baseline and was way too passive.

ewbangkok
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:53 PM
Rena willw in

serenafan08
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:55 PM
S Dub will win this one in two sets.

TLP
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:57 PM
NOOOO. Serena will win or I will commit suicide. :) jk. But seriously. SERENA WILL WIN.

I love Dementieva and I'm so proud she's gotten this far, but Serena has to win.

OMFG, NO, don't do it GoV&Rena:D , you will be missed---but if Lena pulls the rabbit out of the hat and beats Serena and you do yourself in, can I have your CDs and your speakers, mine suck. It should be a very good match because this is the best Lena has been playing all year.

bandabou
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:59 PM
If Serena continues to serve well, that is gonna put tremendous pressure on Elena D's own service games..don't think she is gonna handle that too well. Come on Serena!!!

cellophane
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:00 PM
NOOOO. Serena will win or I will commit suicide. :) jk. But seriously. SERENA WILL WIN.

Are you joining the ranks of Sweet Cleopatra? :sad:

50Sense
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:28 PM
Serena in a final plays quite differently from Serena 1R-SF. I pick Serena in 2

harloo
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:34 PM
If Serena's serve is on Elena will be under pressure. However, if Serena comes out there playing mediocre tennis allowing Elena to play her ground game it's going to be close. Serena doesn't need to get into a ground stroke war with Elena, but she needs to keep acing her otherwise she might lose.:)

Olórin
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Serena in a final plays quite differently from Serena 1R-SF. I pick Serena in 2

Yes! She quite often comes out playing timidly and nearly loses, or indeed does. :help: (Miami 2007, Wimbledon 2004)

However, I don't that will happen tomorrow ;)

UDACHi
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:48 PM
oh. elena's fucked. :(

.Andrew.
Oct 13th, 2007, 04:04 PM
Serena in 2.

She has to serve well though. Apply the pressure on Elena's serve. Because if she doesn't serve well this is going to be a whole different match. Good luck to both of them. :)

starin
Oct 13th, 2007, 04:16 PM
Serena has to serve well and return well. Any long protracted battles on the ground she will lose. Dementieva is still as fast as she was in 2004 while Serena is def. a few steps slower.
Plus doesn't Dementieva tend to play out of her mind crazy good when she's playing for Russia a la Fed Cup? should be a battle out there.

LindsayRulz
Oct 13th, 2007, 04:19 PM
Probably Serena in 2 sets.

LudwigDvorak
Oct 13th, 2007, 04:19 PM
21-10 record in Kremlin Cup (21-7 if we ignore the three years in a row she had to qualify when ranked like #1000 and lost 1R), 19-5 in Russian Fed Cup singles--she has an excellent record in Russia, probably better than any other player period.

But. You never know. This should be her third Moscow trophy, we saw how she died against Dokic and Myskina.

hurricanejeanne
Oct 13th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Come on Serena!

DragonFlame
Oct 13th, 2007, 04:28 PM
lena you have to do this!!! COME ON, you want this so so much. Please do it! You need this win and you deserve it. Im gonna feel like crap if she doesn't win tomorrow, serena has nothing important to gain from this anyways. COME ON LENA, let your topform and big serve finally out!!!:bounce:

friendsita
Oct 13th, 2007, 04:29 PM
Serena should win and I think she will do it!!!

HenryMag.
Oct 13th, 2007, 05:01 PM
Elena will feel the pressure and will lose in 2 sets...

No Name Face
Oct 13th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Serena 6-1, 6-2

and i will be sad at this because it's against the ONE player i think needs this win more.

but yay, go me. one of my ultra faves will win a tier 1 tomorrow!

Rexman
Oct 13th, 2007, 05:27 PM
Elena played awesome today.

That means she'll play like shit tomorrow.

6-1 6-3. :(

BuTtErFrEnA
Oct 13th, 2007, 05:33 PM
I love you Lena D and against any other person you would have my vote but I must go for Serena :hug: keep it going Rena!! in two tight sets....sort of like the meeting at the YEC couple years ago

Tennisaddict
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:06 PM
Elena has a mental block vs. Serena. She won't win this one.

Elena has a mental block in finals not against Serena.
She is in good form however but I hope that Serena will beat her in straight sets.