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Jan 10th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Dinara is seeded 16th in singles this year. Her best results at the Australian Open are 3rd round losses in 2004 and 2007. Let's hope she can have a better showing and reach the 2nd week this year! :bounce: Hopefully the draw will be favourable later :)

Past Results (Singles/Doubles)
2003: 1r/-.-
2004: 3r/QF
2005: 2r/QF
2006: 2r/2r
2007: 3r/3r

Dinara's Quarter
(8) V.Williams vs Yan
Pin vs (Q)Niculescu
Ferguson vs (Q)Bacsinszky
(31) Mirza vs Tulyaganova

(24) Li vs Bremond
Camerin vs Wheeler
Johansson vs (Q)Domachowska
(10) Bartoli vs Arvidsson

(16) Safina vs (Q)Lisicki
Salerni vs Koryttseva
Woziacki vs Dulko
(21) A.Bondarenko vs Kudryavtseva

(28) Srebotnik vs Dominquez Lino
(Q)Bachmann vs Rodionova
Garbin vs Daniilidou
(4) Ivanovic vs Cirstea

Magdalena Anna
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:10 PM
Good luck Safinka :kiss:

Jan 11th, 2008, 01:17 AM
A very good draw

Dinara Safina RUS (16)

Ma. Emilia Salerni ARG
Mariya Koryttseva UKR

Caroline Wozniacki DEN
Gisela Dulko ARG

Alla Kudryavtseva RUS
Alona Bondarenko UKR (21)

Foot's Fingers
Jan 11th, 2008, 08:42 AM
Winnable matches :)

Jan 11th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Dinara could make the quarters here :D

Jan 11th, 2008, 05:14 PM
Yes,she has a nice chance.Hope she doesn't blow it :unsure:

Vamos Dinara :bigclap:

Foot's Fingers
Jan 14th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Court 18

11:00 AM Start 1 Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Robin Haase (NED)
v. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)[17]

followed by
2 Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Dinara Safina (RUS)[16]
v. Sabine Lisicki (GER)

Good Luck!!!

Jan 14th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Im totally anxious to this match against Liscki :)

think that Dinara will win this, but it will be a tough match

Lisicki is 18 years old, won two ITF-titles last year and is nb. 194 in the world - she is really talented

in quali she beats Peers (WC) in 2 sets, Czink in 3 sets and Yakimova in 2 straight sets

also good luck for Safina, but I hope that Lisicki can show a good match :)

Jan 14th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Vamos Dinarita :kiss:

Jan 15th, 2008, 04:39 AM
down a set and a break. Dunno whats happening :shrug: looks like a first round crash-out :tape:

Jan 15th, 2008, 07:57 AM
S. Lisicki def. D. Safina 7:6 4:6 6:2 :eek:

I knew that she is really talented, but I never thought she could beat Safina in her first Main-Draw appearance in a Grand Slam ever :)

Sabine Lisicki will now reach Top150 in ranking, but I think that Safina will play nice tournament this year too :)

Foot's Fingers
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:48 AM
schoked by her loss :fiery: :confused:

Nothing to add

Jan 15th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Dinara and Dechy are out of singles. They can focus on doubles, make it 2 majors in a row

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080115/capt.xmel16101150616.australia_open_tennis_xmel161 .jpg
Dinara Safina of Russia eyes the ball as she plays Germany's Sabine Lisicki on her way to lose their Women's singles first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008.

Jan 15th, 2008, 04:02 PM
schoked by her loss :fiery: :confused:

Nothing to add

:help:what is worrying is that this loss is not a surprise to me... she had a good draw... well, good luck Dinalie! :)

Jan 15th, 2008, 04:36 PM
omg Dinara,why? :banghead: :sad:

Jan 15th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Oh geez. Dina... :help:

I guess this is a good oppertunity to focus on doubles then, like Golden said.

Get another GS title Dina!

Foot's Fingers
Jan 16th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Dinara will start her doubles tournament tomorrow

Court 7

11:00 AM Start 1 Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Christopher Kas (GER)[15]/
Rogier Wassen (NED)[15]
v. Samuel Groth (AUS)/
Joseph Sirianni (AUS)

followed by
2 Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Jelena Jankovic (SRB)/
Bethanie Mattek (USA)
v. Nathalie Dechy (FRA)[5]/
Dinara Safina (RUS)[5]

Jan 19th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Total disaster, singles and doubles.