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joăo.
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Congrats, Domi! :)
Alize :hug:

Matthias13
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Crappy first set, but high quality in the 3rd. Congrats Dominica :yeah:

VeeJJ
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Crap! I thought for sure that Cornet would win this Tourtament. Oh well I hope Domi beats Sharapova!!!! but i think Sharapova might win her first clay Court title here. I hope not though.

homogenius
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Great fight in the 3rd set.Cornet should have killed the match in the beginning of the 3rd but after that she felt short physically.Deserved win for Cibulkova, and a great week for her.

Iceland
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:53 PM
The last set was just excellent, both girls did all they had. Alizé has more weapons on her side but Dominika's shape made the difference.
The only thing I am regretting is about this MP, why on hell Alizé went for a dropshot when she had a easy putaway to make :o:lol:.
Congrats Dominika on your first but well deserved final. A great week for Alizé too :).

Dexter
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Well done Dominika! :banana:
Best of luck in the final! It's gonna be David vs Goliath... literally. :tape:

DimaDinosaur
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:56 PM
Great job, Hantuchova's half sister!! I thought you would choke/collapse like her, but somehow you fought and made it even though you had a choke serving at *5-3 15-0.

Direwolf
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:57 PM
wow..!!
mmmm
they were hitting the ball so slow...
except for some shots/returns...

I think that Maria might like their game

Dodoboy.
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:59 PM
I am very happy for both girls because this is BIG for both of them!

Even happier Dominika won but why the lapse in the second :confused:

mirzalover
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:00 PM
I cant believe ESPN2 didnt show this.

DownTheLine21
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Fantastic win. Cibulkova is so fun to watch because she just fights for every point. She also had great body language throughout.

schorsch
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Well done Domi :D

Cp6uja
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Congrats to "Marathon Girl" (aka LITLE TERRIER) for biggest career success so far and first "big" final. BTW is anybody else notice that Dominika started to use here same game-model cliche - maximum in first set, than big down in 2nd and great fight in final 3rd set. Four copycat matches in the row is too much to be just coincidence and it's litle remind me on new Zvonareva tactics (since USO/07) to play 1st set like sh*t and than totaly regroup herself and playing her best tennis. In both cases is strange - but obviously works!

Azarenka 7-5 4-6 6-2
Chakvetadze 6-2 3-6 6-1
Mauresmo: 6-1 7-6
Cornet: 6-2 2-6 6-4
Sharapova 6-0 0-6 ?-?



P.S.
Alize :worship:

Shinjiro
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:04 PM
the fitter player won. GL for tomorrow!

hablo
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:05 PM
The last set was just excellent, both girls did all they had. Alizé has more weapons on her side but Dominika's shape made the difference.
The only thing I am regretting is about this MP, why on hell Alizé went for a dropshot when she had a easy putaway to make :o:lol:.
Congrats Dominika on your first but well deserved final. A great week for Alizé too :).

I agree. Alizé needs more meat on her bones to survive such physical matches. Anyhow, those two will thrive on clay. They really have the game for it.

So glad I realized there was livestreaming on sopcast by the third set. :o:banana:

Congrats Dominika. I will be cheering for you in the final! I'm just curious to see how all the moonballing will work against Sharapouf. :haha:

Sean.
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:09 PM
Damn I wanted Alize to win, atleast she would give Sharapova a match.

When she hits fer forhand right to the line:drool:

Lunaris
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:13 PM
I didn't see the first set. In the second Cornet was very aggressive playing some nice angles and dtl shots with a lot of pace and basically overpowered Cibulkova, who also made some needless errors. In the third Cornet stopped playing like in the second, don't know if she was tired or started feeling pressure of a possibility to win the match. Dominika made a maximum from the advantage of serving first in the set. She saved 2 BP's in the middle of the set and held her serve in which was the key game of the whole match. After that Alize was getting tighter and tighter on her own serve as the match progressed. Cibulkova broke her to take 5-3 lead, choked (I think this word is overused on this board, but it really was the case here), but managed to break again in the following game to make her first ever final at such a big tourney. :yeah:
There was a big difference in body language of both girls, Dominika quite composed while Alize showed her temperament, which I don't think helped her in key moments.

Destiny
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Well done Domi :banana:

Please win in the finals, at least try your best to give Pova a hard game.

Come on Domi took down Momo now take down Pova.

Lunaris
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Congrats to "Marathon Girl" (aka LITLE TERRIER) for biggest career success so far and first "big" final. BTW is anybody else notice that Dominika started to use here same game-model cliche - maximum in first set, than big down in 2nd and great fight in final 3rd set. Four copycat matches in the row is too much to be just coincidence and it's litle remind me on new Zvonareva tactics (since USO/07) to play 1st set like sh*t and than totaly regroup herself and playing her best tennis. In both cases is strange - but obviously works!

Azarenka 7-5 4-6 6-2
Chakvetadze 6-2 3-6 6-1
Mauresmo: 6-1 7-6
Cornet: 6-2 2-6 6-4
Sharapova 6-0 0-6 ?-?



P.S.
Alize :worship:
I really doubt it's intentional thing. ;)

Kim's_fan_4ever
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:19 PM
I only watched the couple of games of the first set, I couldn't handle the quality :tape: I just hope hope that Domi will show some nice fighting spirit in the final :) Good luck :yeah:

Elwin.
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:20 PM
:d

Shinjiro
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Damn I wanted Alize to win, atleast she would give Sharapova a match.

actually she would give her the match. she didn't have anything left in the tank after that 2nd set... :tape:

IceHock
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:22 PM
yeah domi!!

i think her game is really going to trouble maria on clay.

NyCPsU
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:25 PM
that third set was some awesome stuff from both girls. long, exciting rallies. lots of different play and looks from both. Never doubted that Domi would win this except maybe a teeny bit in the very beginning of the 3rd, she was just to solid. I love her demeanor and fight on court, and I have to say I have no idea how she hits every ball so deep without hitting it long more often, her range is soo impressive. Now take it to pova :bounce:

V-MAC
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Great job, Hantuchova's half sister!! I thought you would choke/collapse like her, but somehow you fought and made it even though you had a choke serving at *5-3 15-0.

well I think everyone knows that the serve (despite her general high first serve percentage) isn't exactly one of Domi's strengths :lol: Her return on the other hand.... :drool: She did really well at 5-4 to just first of all keep the return in play and make Alize battle hard if she wanted a chance of leveling up the score.

Really great stuff from Domi to hang tough and grind out that win. These hard-fought 3 set wins will continue to do wonders for her mental strength. Loved her jumping celebration at the end too.
One thing she needs to address though is taking a few more risks when she gets a short ball or an opportunity to come forward. Too many times in that final set she would set up an easy short ball for herself but rather than taking it on would retreat right back to the baseline and start the point over again....could just make life so much easier for herself:lol:

Duramont
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:26 PM
So sad for Alizé! She was so close from first Tier II final ever! :bigcry: :hug:

What a fantastic week! I hope she can play like this at Roland Garros! :lick:


Congrats Dominika! :worship:

Now please win your first title against Sharapova! Podme! :rocker2:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:42 PM
well done Domi ;) :woohoo: :yeah: :D

Natash.
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:47 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080412/capt.4d8988262fa34ab09360b890d0c60f8d.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc206.jpg

:rocker2:

Spiritof42
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:53 PM
Well done Dominika :)
The contrast in style should make for an interesting final, especially on a slower surface.

Emina.
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Congrats Domi! Great fight :)

janko
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Vyborne Dominika!

Derek.
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Podme Dominika! :banana:
Great job! :smooch:

Alizé. :sad:
But still a great week for you. :hug:

RenaSlam.
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:06 AM
For those that have seen or followed Dominika Cibulkova, how does she play? What is her style like?

Natash.
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:09 AM
For those that have seen or followed Dominika Cibulkova, how does she play? What is her style like?

She's a counterpuncher. Strong and solid off the ground. In Miami, she was really hitting some gorgeous passing shots, bringing the opponent to the net with a dropshot.

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savestheday91
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:10 AM
Domi :rocker2:

Good luck in the final!! :rocker2:

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:26 AM
Congrats Domi! :D :worship:

Tennace
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:56 AM
:woohoo:

Linnie
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:16 AM
Alizé :sad: But well done getting to the semis :yeah:

Congrats Domi! :D Good luck in the final!

Slutati
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:25 AM
Thank the fucking lord.Congrats, Dominika.Take Tatiana's title now, I want you to:kiss:

RsaibotD
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:01 AM
Domi :).... please win this...

Pasta-Na
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:05 AM
i dont like dominika cibulkova much since she bitched a lot on her match vs na li :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:28 AM
Domi :banana:

Now try to make an upset!!!:bounce:

.:sk:.
Apr 13th, 2008, 08:52 AM
Congrats Domi!!! Now take the title :bounce:

Alizé :hug:

Dodoboy.
Apr 13th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Domi has a new fan in me!

She is so cute, and the third set was of very high quality, this is the kind of match i have been waiting for in this tournament. It was great to see two young girls totally in their element playing competitively and of high quality.

Alize :hug: Tough luck, i hope she goes far in Charleston because she definitely deserves it.

I hope Cibulkova puts up a fight against Sharapova, i would even go as far as say i hope she wins!

Destiny
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Well done Domi :banana:

Please win in the finals, at least try your best to give Pova a hard game.

Come on Domi took down Momo now take down Pova.

Langers
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:03 PM
How the heck did Cornet lose that game? She was the better player and at her best is miles better than Cilbulkova.

Princess Fiona
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:45 PM
I really enjoyed what I saw of this match (I didn't see the first set).

It was such a 'physical' contest with some bruising rallies (I felt tired just watching some of those rallies - I don't want to think how poor Dominika and Alizé must have felt at times ;) ) - they were both fighting and giving it everything.

It was my first time 'properly' watching Cibulkova and I really like her. I wish her luck against Maria tom, no, TODAY... *checks time* ;) She has a great game for clay and seems to have a great attitude too.

I always enjoy watching Cornet - I hope she'll keep rising up the ranks too. (She reminded me of my favourite player Anke Huber at times - I don't know, maybe that's just me and some kind of 12:30 am 'perception'... ;) ) Good luck to Alizé in her next tournament!! :)

Bartosh
Apr 13th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Alize :sad: :hug:
Dominika :clap2: Good luck in the final ;)