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Cp6uja
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:36 AM
Two 18yo young prospects with great expectations in future (especialy at clay) will play tommorow for theys career first "BIG FINAL". What do you think - who will win tommorow in Amelia Island (maybe youngest ever) semifinal?

"The Litle" Dominika is litle older, litle better ranked and won more big names so far (including at this tournament), but except more confidence that means also more pressure on her to win tommorow. On other hand talented Cornet have easiest (all straight sets wins without problems) road to SF without any physically or emotionaly chalenge (Cibulkova have in all three matches b/c hard matches and opponents).

H2H is 0-0 (they is so young), so only helpfull stats is they road to AI SF:

D.Cibulkova:
Azarenka 7-5 4-6 6-2
Chakvetadze 6-2 3-6 6-1
Mauresmo: 6-1 7-6

A.Cornet:
Bammer 6-1 6-3
Vesnina 6-1 7-5
Razzano 6-4 6-2

iPatty
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:40 AM
Cibulkova probably, Alize won't have the focus to stay with her gameplan for an entire match.

DimaDinosaur
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:44 AM
Cornet will win easily because Cibulkova will choke and plus, Cilbulkova is tired as hell mentally and physically

I pick Cornet in two or three sets

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:48 AM
I'm thinking Cibulkova. She's riding a bigger high at the mement and probably feels she deserves it more. Plus I think she's playing better.

Either way, I hope they wear each other out. :haha:

Vincey!
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:52 AM
I'd say Domi in 2 sets ;):D

Junex
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:52 AM
whoever is in my sig.... but Domi is impressive for a girl with her height!

I only found out now that she is just 5'3"....

Junex
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:55 AM
I'm thinking Cibulkova. She's riding a bigger high at the mement and probably feels she deserves it more. Plus I think she's playing better.

Either way, I hope they wear each other out. :haha:

Why?


So Maria can have it easy in the finals?:p

Alicia Rocks
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:00 AM
Dominika

Alicia Rocks
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:00 AM
Dominika :)

savestheday91
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:04 AM
I hope Domi will :)

But I like both girls.

I'm going with Domi in 3 :p

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:05 AM
Why?


So Maria can have it easy in the finals?:p

Or Lindsay :p
The top half has been much tougher, IMO.

Natash.
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:06 AM
Neither girls had cakewalk draws so it was very nice to see them make it through. :)

Alize's win over Bammer was extremely impressive but I think Domi might have the patience in the rallies and the mental strength.

sunsfuns
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:07 AM
I think it will be Dominika. She is a year older and has beaten more impressive opponents. I am OK with either one, though :)

Wayn77
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Two excellent prospects indeed!

Hoping the more offensive Alize, won't be too bothered if it's Domi.

.... as long as one of them wins the final. :devil:

Medina
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:13 AM
as long as maria doesnt win the title, i dont care :p

Derek.
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:14 AM
Two of my favorites duking it out. :hearts:

I'm not sure who to cheer for.
I'll just cheer for a good match. :yeah:

Poova
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:24 AM
I like both, both have great clay court games. Prefer Alizé though.

However, I'm fairly sure Dominika will win this in straight sets. ;)

Keadz
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:37 AM
Cibulkova because I prefer her nose...but honestly its 50/50. I would like to see this match...but considering I don't see any tennis on T.V for the next 2 months I'm not to disappointed.

Cp6uja
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:56 AM
Alize Cornet so far have strangest TOP50 career stats (TOP40 since next week) in WTA tour. This is her 3rd PRO season and she have so far 62-30 overall and 46-16 at clay. That means she played so far more than 2/3 of all her career matches at clay (in June that percentage will be about 3/4 :eek:) and despite fact that she is youngest semifinalists here, only old Lindsay played more claycort matches and tournaments than young Alize. Cornet played so far more than 60 claycourt matches, Maria less than 50 and Dominika less than 40!

Actualy, except Volandri and Almagro i cant remember right now some ATP TOP50 case in near past (where always have many claycourts specialists especialy from Spain or Argentina) with such extreme 3/4 numbers. Many players in TOP100 but TOP40 can't remember. But for WTA Cornet TOP40 "surface" case is very unique right now.

DownTheLine21
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:01 AM
Cibulkova doesn't ever give up until the very last point. I expect her to prevail in two-set clay court battle.

mankind
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:02 AM
Dominika I hope.

Pasta-Na
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:08 AM
dont know about cornet's games.

but d.c is made to play on clay surface :lol:

ElusiveChanteuse
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:09 AM
I hope is Domi!:D

Cp6uja
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:11 AM
Cibulkova doesn't ever give up until the very last point. I expect her to prevail in two-set clay court battle.I dont know for other matches - but tommorow Alize will also "die" for every single point... She never before have better result than 3rd round at some big tournament (tier-II or above) and tommorow she have great chance to reach final!

starin
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:14 AM
Alize Cornet so far have strangest TOP50 career stats (TOP40 since next week) in WTA tour. This is her 3rd PRO season and she have so far 62-30 overall and 46-16 at clay. That means she played so far more than 2/3 of all her career matches at clay (in June that percentage will be about 3/4 :eek:) and despite fact that she is youngest semifinalists here, only old Lindsay played more claycort matches and tournaments than young Alize. Cornet played so far more than 60 claycourt matches, Maria less than 50 and Dominika less than 40!

Actualy, except Volandri and Almagro i cant remember right now some ATP TOP50 case in near past (where always have many claycourts specialists especialy from Spain or Argentina) with such extreme 3/4 numbers. Many players in TOP100 but TOP40 can't remember. But for WTA Cornet TOP40 "surface" case is very unique right now.

nice to see some decent female clay courters. It's getting boring to see Justine dominate the French. I just hope neither of these two draw Venus at the FO otherwise it's going to be a hot arse mess.

as to the match.....i have feeling we're going to see a lot of long arsed rallies. Whoever's mentally tougher will win. And seeing as both are so young it's impossible to know which one that is. But I'll go w/ Cornet cuz she had the courtesy to lose to Venus unlike someone else:explode: taking advantage of the all the those UE's like it was a fire sale :fiery:

Yasmine
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:57 AM
:woohoo: Allez Alizé! :bounce:

Myggen
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:12 AM
People saying Cibulkova will lose because she is tired is seriously underestimating her physical abilities, heart and guts...

Duramont
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:15 AM
Allez Alizé!!! :bounce:

I have a feeling she will lose though. :unsure:

.:sk:.
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Domi in 3 close sets ;)

Adal
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:46 AM
Domi in 2 close ones

perseus2006
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:01 AM
If Cibulkova wins the SF, then the Final will have to be the most "David and Goliath" match in WTA history. More than 25 centimeters height difference! How will Pova or Lindsay keep track of the little girl on court?

Cp6uja points out that there is little to go by to pick a winner in the Cornet v Cibulkova match. I like looking at the Career To Date match win record (CTD) for clues. In this case, Cornet's .6350 CTD is not too different from Cibulkova's .6476 CTD, but advantage Cibulkova, though. However, based on Cp6uja's clay court record for Cornet, that's a .7419 clay court CTD!!! But scanning the WTA records for Cibulkova, she appears to have a 33-12 clay court record including Qualifier and Fed Cup matches. That translates to a .7333 CTD. Slight advantage, Cornet.

The match is a toss-up! Hopefully the match will be as good as the Cibulkova v Azarenko match in the second round. Both girls will be fighting for that first Final. What a tournament!

matanuriel
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:17 AM
I like both players, but I think that Domi will win this one in 2.

Highlandman
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:14 AM
I think Cibulkova like 6-2,7-6 :)

daniela86
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Domi in 2 sets :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

DownTheLine21
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:42 PM
People saying Cibulkova will lose because she is tired is seriously underestimating her physical abilities, heart and guts...

Yes. I was thinking the same thing.

Ballbasher
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Cibulkova 6-2 6-4

Slutati
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:14 PM
Cibulkova 6:3,7:5:banana:

joăo.
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Cornet in 3.

Russianboy
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:23 PM
cibimon in 3 :)

cn ireland
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:57 PM
I know that i'm sitting on the fence but because I don't know much about either player I went for equal chances:).

saint2
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:59 PM
I want Alize to win, so i voted foer Domi in 2. Kind of jinx ;)

RenaSlam.
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Cibulkova will continue to have a huge tournament. Cibulkova in two.

Juanes
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Cibulkova 6-2, 6-3 :p

Elwin.
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Alize in 2