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Josh.
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:18 AM
DANKA! :yeah: finally, you had 52 in the third!

great fight in the second and fantastic play in the third, never going for to much. choked serving for the match though :lol:

DimaDinosaur
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:19 AM
Daniela's sexiness won this match for her! Goose!

Derek.
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:19 AM
Daniela! :D :banana:

I'm not sure how you turned around the match, but you did. :yeah:

Dinara led something like 7-5 3-1.

IceHock
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:20 AM
Very nicely done, easily could have lost in when she lost serve twice in a row but she broke right back both times, very well done Daniela!!

RenaSlam.
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:20 AM
Nice win, Daniela.

Harvs
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:20 AM
woo:)

good match in the end from dani

safina is a spastic... yelling after like every point she loses lol

IceHock
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Did anyone record this so they can upload it, it seems like it was a good match

Vincey!
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Good comeback :yeah:

NyCPsU
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:22 AM
i thought it was over at 5-7 2-4. but then dani won 9 of the next 11 games to get to 6-4 5-2 before choking a bit. ;)

over 2 and a half hours, rest up now for nicole or camille tomorrow :yeah:

good start to 2008 officially :)

Ben.
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:23 AM
:woohoo: Daniela :D she really had to fight for it & I'm pleasd she held her nerve in the end after she could served it out earlier at 5-2. Hopefully she'll have more success to come :bounce:

Dinara :hug: she played really well & just went for broke when she got injured. Hopefully the injury isn't too serious.

Keadz
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:24 AM
Boring match to watch, some good points of tennis. I like Safina of court, but her on-court persona is a bit crazy :P

I don't like the rule about coaches being on court either!

Martian Stacey
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:26 AM
Nice comeback Dani :bounce: :bounce:

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:28 AM
Great fight Dani! Good luck in the next round.

Dexter
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:30 AM
Dinara, you choker. Again! :o

So Disrespectful
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:32 AM
Daniela was down 2-5 in the first set, then 2-4 in the second. She played at about 50% for the entire match, Dinara was brilliant for patches but couldn't sustain her level for more than a few games at a time. Her injury was a non-factor.

Daniela really didn't go for the lines like usual, rather focusing on finding her rhythm and gaining some consistency. It was still a strong match given her past performances in Sydney, and her recent illness.

Ben.
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:32 AM
Match Stats:

HANTUCHOVA
% 1st Serve In - 69%
% 1st Serves Won - 62%
Aces - 2
Double Faults - 4
Forehand Winners - 13
Backhand Winners - 7
Points Won at Net - 4
Unforced Errors - 34

SAFINA
% 1st Serve In - 58%
% 1st Serves Won - 68%
Aces - 6
Double Faults - 11
Forehand Winners - 9
Backhand Winners - 15
Points Won at Net - 4
Unforced Errors - 42

Michael_21
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:36 AM
good win dani :D good luck in the next round

Helaena
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:39 AM
yay! good win dani! :bounce: congrats :yeah:

dinara :hug: i still love you though.....

RJWCapriati
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:40 AM
:fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery:

Lulu.
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:50 AM
Well done Dani. :)

matanuriel
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:52 AM
Match Stats:

HANTUCHOVA
% 1st Serve In - 69%
% 1st Serves Won - 62%
Aces - 2
Double Faults - 4
Forehand Winners - 13
Backhand Winners - 7
Points Won at Net - 4
Unforced Errors - 34

SAFINA
% 1st Serve In - 58%
% 1st Serves Won - 68%
Aces - 6
Double Faults - 11
Forehand Winners - 9
Backhand Winners - 15
Points Won at Net - 4
Unforced Errors - 42

Where did you get those stats from? Can I get stats on Shahar's and Golovin's matches?

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:54 AM
Daniela :)

Rod the Bama
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:56 AM
Nice comeback win by Dani. :clap2: Great job by her on getting past her first test of the year.

Williamsser
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:11 AM
Well done, Dani!

Huntress555
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:31 AM
Good comeback by Dani, I did get a little frustrated by her towards the end haha, but she came through and thats what counts :D

Shanna
Jan 7th, 2008, 06:20 AM
Good job Daniela! :bounce:

F-R-E-A-K
Jan 7th, 2008, 06:30 AM
Dinara :fiery: :fiery:

haku
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:10 AM
Daniela :banana:

Ben.
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:14 AM
I got the stats for the match when they showed them on the tv coverage i was watching.

Andy.
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:50 AM
Boy was that a match and a half or what. There were some great rallies and it was enjoyable to watch. Dani had about 90% of the croud support probably even more.

~Carsten~
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:59 AM
great win Daniela :dance:

Drimal
Jan 7th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Well fought Daniela! :banana: :hearts:

Dinara :hug:

keirana332
Jan 7th, 2008, 10:09 AM
Great match to watch, almost 3 hour marathon in the heat, a few hiccups mentally from Dani, but otherwise great rallies and comeback.
Dinara lose it mentally, and it didn't help that pretty much all the crowd were rooting for Daniela :)

Blu€
Jan 7th, 2008, 10:35 AM
Tough to lose a match like this Dinar@ :sad:, Daniela :D:bounce:

go_russia
Jan 7th, 2008, 10:52 AM
Dani is too strong ... Dina Lena Anna Nadia ... BAD !!!

Zombielicious
Jan 7th, 2008, 11:48 AM
:sad: Dina! You had such a shot!

Lunaris
Jan 7th, 2008, 12:11 PM
I expected 3-sets victory for Daniela (voted for it in the pre-match poll). Given her recent illness and that she almost withdrew from the tournament it's great to see she fought like this and turned the match around in her own favour against a dangerous opponent. :yeah:

Did someone record the match? I would like to see it.

ChampLindsay
Jan 7th, 2008, 12:41 PM
great fight Daniela:worship:

Keep it up against Nic:kiss:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 7th, 2008, 01:04 PM
Well done Dani. Now finish off Vaidisova.

aussie_fan
Jan 7th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Boring match to watch, some good points of tennis. I like Safina of court, but her on-court persona is a bit crazy :P

I don't like the rule about coaches being on court either!

yeah, the on-court coaching rule is stupid.

Anyway, good match to watch, well done daniela

Ben.
Jan 7th, 2008, 01:33 PM
yeah, the on-court coaching rule is stupid.

Anyway, good match to watch, well done daniela

I'm personally against on-court coaching. since tennis is an individual sport the player has to figure things out themselves & not have someone telling them what to do. I couldn't believe what the commentators were saying about it :eek: :rolleyes:

Ben.
Jan 7th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Boring match to watch, some good points of tennis.

How was it boring :shrug: and how can you say it was. Both of them hit some marvellous shots & there was a lot of emotions coming out from both players, especially safina. it was just non-stop drama all the way :)

*Joey*
Jan 7th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Congrats Daniela! :yeah:

.:sk:.
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Dani :bounce:

Dinara :hug:

Harju.
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:25 PM
Dani :banana:
Didn't think that she would win this one.

gotthebend
Jan 7th, 2008, 03:34 PM
Good thing Daniela defeats Dinara 'cuz she's been playing well recently.

Juanes
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:23 PM
well done Daniela... kis to you

gmak
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:38 PM
dinara :rolleyes: :( :mad:

get it together!

LDF
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Daniela :bigclap:

Good to see her battle to victory against a dangerous opponent :yeah:

Bероника
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:48 PM
:help:Dinara,what the hell was that? :banghead: :(

AyumiMorita
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:59 PM
saw the dress that Daniela was wearing
and that is seriously a bad fashion choice
i can understand the look they were going for but that thing does not move
its a stiff dress
its like a bed sheet with ruffles

Wiggly
Jan 7th, 2008, 06:04 PM
The dress is chic.
It's became wayyyyyyyy less chic with all the sweat.
It's more a drass SHarapova would wear during the US Open.
Aussie Open is usualy more casual, bright colors.

Michael!
Jan 7th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Nice dress Daniela, it´s special! :hearts:
And a good game, keep it ip! ;)