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Derek.
May 9th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Vika! :banana:

Cracks the top 20 with this win. :worship:

Nadie
May 9th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Vika :woohoo: :yeah:

waratahsrock
May 9th, 2008, 11:37 AM
:woohoo: Congratulations Vika :D
...and welcome to the top 20 :banana:

Dexter
May 9th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Well done Wika on the win and getting to top20 at last.:yeah:
Why on Earth was she making it so complicated to herself in the 1st set? :o I wish she grows out of this terrible nervousness. Good luck in the SF!

itzhak
May 9th, 2008, 11:39 AM
Vika was impressive but Alona's DF were really shocking...

Meteor Shower
May 9th, 2008, 11:39 AM
Great tennis by Vika, good job! :D

DownTheLine21
May 9th, 2008, 11:39 AM
I really thought that Bondarenko was going to take the second set, but her knee injury got worse. She was barely moving at the very end and simply gave up.

Nikkiri
May 9th, 2008, 11:41 AM
Alona :sad:

Alex72
May 9th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Good job Vika. She is a great talent that just needs to put it all together mentally.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 9th, 2008, 11:44 AM
Alona serve is a mess,only 1 Ace and 10 DFs!!!(the last one on MP for Vika.:help:):hug: She just collapsed in the second.:o
Vika in top 20!:banana: Well done,the better player won today.:)

Both were pretty nervous in the first set but Vika just came out on top in the second.

jonny84
May 9th, 2008, 11:47 AM
Good win for Azarenka. Now she must win her first title soon to cement her position in the Top20! :dance:

TheBoiledEgg
May 9th, 2008, 11:57 AM
:woohoo: Vika ;) :banana: ;) :kiss:

well done ;)
now good luck in semis ;)
top 20 ;) finally ;)

AndreConrad
May 9th, 2008, 11:59 AM
Congrats Vika :yeah:

Pink Princess
May 9th, 2008, 12:03 PM
You're amazing Vika:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: SFs in Berlin, Finalist in Prague, 8-1 on red clay and you enter to the Top20.

Harju.
May 9th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Congrats Vika :banana:
Finally a top 20 player.

daniela86
May 9th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Great job Vika :banana: :banana: :banana: Reach the final please :banana:

adrovi
May 9th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Congrats Vika :bounce::bounce::worship::worship:

TO newbie
May 9th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Amazing and some what surprising victory for Victoria - and she will now leapfrog over Alona in the rankings. Will be interesting to see how serious Alona's injury reported above is and if it prevents her from continuing her own great run on clay.
but amazing win for Victoria (top 20 victories for her have been hard to come by especially in finals as we all know) who is now getting much more confident. Although others here reported here that both women were nervous in the first set I can not really understand why??) Any others comment on this nervousness or was it just poor play and some excuse was needed.

GO VICTORIA

Demska
May 9th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Alonya :sad: :( Good week nonetheless :yeah:

Well done Vika, now Top 20 without a title :rolls:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 9th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Amazing and some what surprising victory for Victoria - and she will now leapfrog over Alona in the rankings. Will be interesting to see how serious Alona's injury reported above is and if it prevents her from continuing her own great run on clay.
but amazing win for Victoria (top 20 victories for her have been hard to come by especially in finals as we all know) who is now getting much more confident. Although others here reported here that both women were nervous in the first set I can not really understand why??) Any others comment on this nervousness or was it just poor play and some excuse was needed.

GO VICTORIA

Vika said it herself in the interview after the match.:p

LudwigDvorak
May 9th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Alonya :sad: :( Good week nonetheless :yeah:

Well done Vika, now Top 20 without a title :rolls:

Dementieva was #9 without a title. I think Petrova made it to #7 without one and Kournikova was #8.

Great win Victoria. I'm so happy for you. :) Make it competitive against either Serena or Dinara.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 9th, 2008, 12:46 PM
What's Alona's actual name though?
I've seen Alona,Aloyna and Alyona.:shrug:

Beat
May 9th, 2008, 12:53 PM
.. and aljona ;) . Aloyna's definitely wrong, though.

congrats to azarenka, amazing week for her.

Dexter
May 9th, 2008, 12:57 PM
What's Alona's actual name though?
I've seen Alona,Aloyna and Alyona.:shrug:Depends on the transcription. In Ukrainian her name is written Альона I believe and Алёна in Russian.

austennis
May 9th, 2008, 01:19 PM
vika QF at RG!!!

Poova
May 9th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Pfft Alona :o Wasted chance for a Tier I SF. :sad:

oleada
May 9th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Way to go, Vika. :banana:
Now they play against each other in doubles. :) AO Final rematch.

*Jean*
May 9th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Alona :(

Optima
May 9th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Woohoo, into the semifinals :)

njnetswill
May 9th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Azarenka is replacing the downward spiral that is Vaidisova.

PerfectForm
May 9th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Vika !! Finally top 20 :)

Elwin.
May 9th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Vika :D

Viktymise
May 9th, 2008, 03:51 PM
:yeah: Go Vika!

Good week Alona. :hug:

DownTheLine21
May 9th, 2008, 03:51 PM
I think both of these women could do very well at RG. I wouldn't be surprised to see either in the quarterfinals.

Vacant
May 9th, 2008, 04:03 PM
:banana:

And welcome to the Top 20! :)

justine schnyder
May 9th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Congrats Vika, but A;lona :weirdo: :smash: She double faultd in almost every BP and the SP and the MP as well :o

gmak
May 9th, 2008, 07:18 PM
vika :woohoo: :yeah: :D
amazing tournament and finally top20 :drool:

good luck in the semis ;)

.:sk:.
May 9th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Vika :D

Alona - not your day :sad: :hug:

Emina.
May 9th, 2008, 07:24 PM
:)

Mileen
May 9th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Well done Victoria! You honoured your name :). :bounce::bounce:

Josh.
May 9th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Alona, good week. Keep it up :)

Spiritof42
May 10th, 2008, 07:12 AM
Vika :clap2: :yeah: Good luck in the next match! :bounce:

Alona :hug: