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Kworb
May 9th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Amazing third set. Incredible points, super high level. Amazing!!!!!!!!

The Kaz
May 9th, 2008, 02:08 PM
:woohoo: Well Done Dinara!!!!

I told u so...Serena was LOST! :p

:nerner:

Safina & Azarenka made the SF from the "strong" half :eek:

go hingis
May 9th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Nice win Dinara, two in a row.

eck
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Oafette. :eek:

Looks like the talent does run down the family after all :p

joão.
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
C'MOOOOON!!!!!!!! :D :D
Bye Bye Serena!!

Now take the title, Dinara!!

TheBoiledEgg
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
that was amazing stuff from Oafette :woohoo:

i kept expecting her to brainfart in 3rd set but she held it together :bolt:

wow Oafette :woohoo:

jimbo mack
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
good match by both, well done safina. serena... more fine tuning is needed for rome and french open

mon72
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
I knew it !!!!
Dina :worship:

RenaSlam.
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Safina in the zone. Congrats to her. Great week for her, I hope she continues this form.

Serena, another QF tiebreak loss in Berlin :sad:, but you're still playing good tennis and hopefully will still play Rome.

Come on, Serena. Roland Garros is yours for the taking.

Wayn77
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Fantastic third set from both of them - best I have seen all year.

Safina deserved it. Well done.

Aaron.
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Serena :sobbing:

disco_rage
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Wow. Wow. Wow. Well done Dinara. Very impressive stuff to beat Henin and then Serena in three sets back-to-back.

ys
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
What a win, Dina.. Why is it that you can be as flaky as a boiled cod in one match and as tough as rock in another one.. Family feature, I am sure..:D

azinna
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Congrats to Safina!!!

Serena can go back and see how to remain consistent.

Nikkiri
May 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM
:eek: Dinara :worship:

Serena :hug:

Poova
May 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Wow Dinara! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Let the gloating from Serena haters begin. :tape:

ce
May 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
:bigcry:
Serena why did you play so bad this match :sad:

Dexter
May 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
3rd set was easily the best set of tennis of 2008! :worship: So much intensity and so many great great shots from both!
Well done Dinara! Amazing win yesterday followed by even better one today. Keep it up girl! :hug:
Adorable interview at the end. :hug:

And the reaction from Serena at the net was top. :yeah:

eck
May 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Oafette will win RG now :yeah:

DownTheLine21
May 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Damn! Safina played a great match. Where did this great form come from so suddenly?

Billabong
May 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Beating Henin and Serena back to back, just unvelievable:eek: Who has been able to do that in recent years:confused: A great achievement, really:D!

frenchie
May 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Serena broke her racket string on MP....

nice match though
reminds me of the Schnyder Rome QF last year

oleada
May 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Dinara, I think I can forgive you for beating Justine now. :D :banana:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Serena :o
What the hell happened after the first set?!!!!:shrug: :smash:

Anyways,congrats Dinara on the win.:sad:

дalex
May 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Great shot-making from both girls! :yeah:
What a champion Serena is, loved that smile in the end. :hearts:
Dinara is having amazing tournament. Big congrats to her!

aguy9797
May 9th, 2008, 02:11 PM
Congrats DINARA, finally playing what you are capable of!!!

ys
May 9th, 2008, 02:11 PM
BTW, in last few years, how many players beat Henin and Serena back to back? Not so many, I am sure.

Olórin
May 9th, 2008, 02:11 PM
Well I had a feeling Serena would lose in Berlin, but she played so well in the first two matches she had me too comfortable :(

Anyway Safina played really well, a good tennis match, although Im not sure what Serena was doing in that second set :help:

Aaron.
May 9th, 2008, 02:11 PM
Oafette will win RG now :yeah: :lol:

Thanx4nothin
May 9th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Can't believe how poorly Serena served out there, it was just awful. Errorena and chokerena were out there at different stages but that was probably the best I have ever seen Safina play, still I doubt she will win the tournament.

HenryMag.
May 9th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Amazing 3rd set!! :worship:

Congrats Dinara! :yeah:

Adal
May 9th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Dinara :eek:

frenchie
May 9th, 2008, 02:12 PM
The good thing is Serena has more time to relax and practice to win Rome!

kallur83
May 9th, 2008, 02:12 PM
does someone made caps of vesnina her hot tits in the crowd ?

squig2k
May 9th, 2008, 02:12 PM
sawthe last couple of games, looked like safina was playing really well. even serena said good match at the exchange at the net. should make the final now. serena - getready for rome ;)

hingis44
May 9th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Congrat to Dinara! Good week for here!!:worship:
Bye Bye Séréna:wavey:

hablo
May 9th, 2008, 02:13 PM
Impressive wins, Oafette. Beating JH, then Serena! :hug:


Better luck next time, Serena!

s_j
May 9th, 2008, 02:13 PM
That was such a good match. Dinara deserves this title.

LudwigDvorak
May 9th, 2008, 02:13 PM
1R - def. #113 Goerges 63 64
2R - def. #55 Kanepi 64 63
3R - def. #1 Henin 57 63 61
QF - def. #6 Williams 26 61 76(5)
SF - v. #24 Azarenka

Career-best week for Safina?

Incredible stuff, Dinara. :worship: This rivals her Rome '06 run, easy.

austennis
May 9th, 2008, 02:13 PM
yay go Safina so happy u did this :) took out the 2 so called best :)

Kampi
May 9th, 2008, 02:13 PM
Fantastic win for Dinara.:worship: Great match from both girls.:)

Kipling
May 9th, 2008, 02:13 PM
1R - def. #113 Goerges 63 64
2R - def. #55 Kanepi 64 63
3R - def. #1 Henin 57 63 61
QF - def. #6 Williams 26 61 76(5)
SF - v. #24 Azarenka

Career-best week for Safina?

Incredible stuff, Dinara. :worship: This rivals her Rome '06 run, easy.

What's really impressive is that she dumped the first set to both Henin and Williams and still won both matches. Great fight.

GrafMariaPetraK
May 9th, 2008, 02:13 PM
I guess Dinara's been eating her weatabicks:lol:

DownTheLine21
May 9th, 2008, 02:14 PM
Can't believe how poorly Serena served out there, it was just awful. Errorena and chokerena were out there at different stages but that was probably the best I have ever seen Safina play, still I doubt she will win the tournament.

I agree. Her serving was not good at all, but she was still able to hold when it mattered in the third set. However, stronger serving could have put more pressure on Safina to hold.

whyme225
May 9th, 2008, 02:14 PM
Man dinara is on fire in this tournament. She better win it now.

Cakeisgood
May 9th, 2008, 02:14 PM
holy cow. That was incredible. I'm really happy.

eck
May 9th, 2008, 02:14 PM
Where does Oafette rank now?

tae04
May 9th, 2008, 02:14 PM
Oh well can't win them all. Good luck in Rome.

Optima
May 9th, 2008, 02:14 PM
Dinara :eek: :eek:

Avid Merrion
May 9th, 2008, 02:15 PM
BTW, in last few years, how many players beat Henin and Serena back to back? Not so many, I am sure.

i was wondering that myself, i doubt it's many.

well done Dinara :)
:hug:s for Serena, on to the next tourney!! :D

NyCPsU
May 9th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Third set was the best tennis I have seen this year no doubt. They both left it all on the court. Safina's groundies were intense, outhitting Serena imo. Serena played some amazing defensive points though. Upset Serena couldn't pull it out but I think Dinara definitely deserved it.

Safina was so elated in her interview, just rambling on and on :lol:

Golovinjured.
May 9th, 2008, 02:15 PM
:banana: :woohoo: :bounce:

Safina finally making the best of her incredible talent :yeah: The SF should be unbelievable!

Sarah<Kim-fan>
May 9th, 2008, 02:15 PM
amazing play! :eek: some of her groundstrokes were amazing!
great points! loved it!
congrats Dinara! :yeah:

Karsten Braasch
May 9th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Expected.

You think Serena can play on clay?

Come on man, Serena is lucky to win a set, she sucks.

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 9th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Wow :sobbing: After yesterday's win I started to like Dinara, but now I adore you :hearts: Huge third set, so intense :worship: I hope you grab the title girl, you fully deserve it and that would be great if you could back up your awesome wins with winning the whole thing :D
Thanks Serena for the friendly handshake.

tennismaster8820
May 9th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Great match! :bounce:
Congrats to Safina, she played fantastic match, mentally very strong! :yeah:
Serena could have been the winner as well!

hotandspicey
May 9th, 2008, 02:16 PM
Safina's time is now here. Good match to defeat Serena :yeah: Let's hope she goes on to win this title. Would be ashamed to take down Henin and rena and not win the title. Congrats again on a job well done. Better luck next time, Rena. Second set was atrocious. :o

DownTheLine21
May 9th, 2008, 02:16 PM
LOL! I don't think many predicted a Safina-Azarenka SF at the start of the week.

StephenUK
May 9th, 2008, 02:16 PM
Well done to Dinara. She has always been a streaky player - it just seems it's been a while since she has had a streak. She could go on to win the title, why not? With major clay players like Justine and Sveta in the doldrums, this is a great chance for someone like Dinara to pounce.

Serena - back to business as usual on clay after Charleston win.

Kworb
May 9th, 2008, 02:17 PM
Third set was the best tennis I have seen this year no doubt. They both left it all on the court. Safina's groundies were intense, outhitting Serena imo. Serena played some amazing defensive points though. Upset Serena couldn't pull it out but I think Dinara definitely deserved it.

Safina was so elated in her interview, just rambling on and on :lol:
Definitely, they were both playing so well. Just awesome.

germex
May 9th, 2008, 02:17 PM
Oafette?

Shvedbarilescu
May 9th, 2008, 02:17 PM
3rd set was easily the best set of tennis of 2008! :worship: So much intensity and so many great great shots from both!
Well done Dinara! Amazing win yesterday followed by even better one today. Keep it up girl! :hug:
Adorable interview at the end. :hug:

And the reaction from Serena at the net was top. :yeah:

Fully agree with every word. 3rd set was just incredible. Serena really has raised the her game to a level I didn't think she ever would again over the last few weeks. She has been utterly stunning. I certainly have enjoyed watching Serena play over the last few weeks way more than I have ever previously. And at that level I honestly couldn't see Serena losing. But here Serena was, playing her very best tennis, and some how Safina finds a way to stay with her and actually win. Amazing. Credit to both of them for providing such a high quality match. I doubt we will see a better set than set three of this contest this year.

Bartosh
May 9th, 2008, 02:18 PM
pathetic match from Serena :rolleyes:

Well done Dinara :worship:

The Kaz
May 9th, 2008, 02:18 PM
1R - def. #113 Goerges 63 64
2R - def. #55 Kanepi 64 63
3R - def. #1 Henin 57 63 61
QF - def. #6 Williams 26 61 76(5)
SF - v. #24 Azarenka

Career-best week for Safina?

Incredible stuff, Dinara. :worship: This rivals her Rome '06 run, easy.

Rome 2006 would probably pip it atm...

1R: d. Pous Tio #95 64 62
2R: d. Camerin #57 64 64
3R: d. Clijsters #2 64 76(2) :eek:
QF: d. Dementieva #8 61 61 :eek:
SF d. Kuznetsova #10 26 63 75
F lt. Hingis #21 62 75 ;)

gmokb
May 9th, 2008, 02:18 PM
The good thing is Serena has more time to relax and practice to win Rome!

This is a weak comfort attempt but I will take it. On to Rome we go!!!!!

hotandspicey
May 9th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Expected.

You think Serena can play on clay?

Come on man, Serena is lucky to win a set, she sucks.


Once an asshole..always an asshole. Some things just never change.:rolleyes:

amateur911
May 9th, 2008, 02:19 PM
just wow!:eek:
congrats Dinara!:worship:
win it, c'mon!;)

Karsten Braasch
May 9th, 2008, 02:19 PM
This is a weak comfort attempt but I will take it. On to Rome we go!!!!!

She will lose R1.

Karsten Braasch
May 9th, 2008, 02:19 PM
This is a weak comfort attempt but I will take it. On to Rome we go!!!!!

She will lose R1.

Thkmra
May 9th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Serena:sad: just never really found your game today, but still incredible run, you def in good stead for this clay cory season, and have a lot to build upon for the the French. Good luck in Rome!:yeah:

Safina :eek: you have just been playing incredible!! Def puts that win against Justine in perspective, your just in the zone! :scared:
Good luck, and PLEASE don't go down easily in the next round in 2 sets!!!!:fiery:

*Now's the cue for all the upcoming, ridiculous hatred, and mocking that will take place.:rolleyes:
Let's just see if 'some' fan basses will be 'GRACIOUS' and sportsman-like as they claim to be......or will they instead be the typical hypocrites, and gloat it up....Not holding my breath!:rolleyes:

goldenlox
May 9th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Dinara just beat 2 players who won 5 of the last 6 FO's. And movement is Dinara's biggest weakness.
So in the WTA, movement is not the issue on clay, like for the ATP.
Women's tennis always comes down to nerves. Who chokes less.

Mightymirza
May 9th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Well done Dinara :eek: Nice run so far serena ;)

Agassi Fan
May 9th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Well done Dinara!

gmokb
May 9th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Once an asshole..always an asshole. Some things just never change.:rolleyes:

I hereby second this.

Stamp Paid
May 9th, 2008, 02:22 PM
FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!! I'm sure it was well played, Safina. ;) But FAAAAAAAAAACK!!!

Olórin
May 9th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Serena - back to business as usual on clay after Charleston win.

You come up with comments like this and expect to not be taken for a troll? :lol:

Welcome to my ignore list.

AndreConrad
May 9th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Congrats Dinara; an excellent performance :worship:

harloo
May 9th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Serena. :o I knew, eventually, someone would take advantage of the mental lapses you've been having lately. It was only a matter of time. The rest of your game is coming together, but you really, really need to work on that aspect of your game. Why you move in and out of focus like that is beyond me.

GL in Rome. :hug:
Congrats Safina! :)


I also wish Serena would stop going in and out of focus during a match. It's really the only thing that's extending her matches. I really hope she works on that because it's nerve racking to watch.

tennisbear7
May 9th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Dinara just beat 2 players who won 5 of the last 6 FO's. And movement is Dinara's biggest weakness.
So in the WTA, movement is not the issue on clay, like for the ATP.
Women's tennis always comes down to nerves. Who chokes less.

Name the last RG champion to have poor movement. Pierce, 2000.

Aside from her...

frontier
May 9th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Congrats Dinara I am sure Serena is not disappointed to lose to her.Serena has had a fantastic season so far nothing to cry over.I think she is on track it was just a point or two that separated them.I think its good she lost the streak because that would have put a lot of pressure on her.Dinara must take this title!:tape:

cs0803
May 9th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Congratulations Dinara! What a fantastic, thrilling match!
Well played - I really hope she goes all the way!

brehondavis
May 9th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Fully agree with every word. 3rd set was just incredible. Serena really has raised the her game to a level I didn't think she ever would again over the last few weeks. She has been utterly stunning. I certainly have enjoyed watching Serena play over the last few weeks way more than I have ever previously. And at that level I honestly couldn't see Serena losing. But here Serena was, playing her very best tennis, and some how Safina finds a way to stay with her and actually win. Amazing. Credit to both of them for providing such a high quality match. I doubt we will see a better set than set three of this contest this year.

Im not sure which match you were watching, but this clearly wasn't Serena's best tennis. No i am not making excuses because Safina played better and deserved to win. However, Serena seemed to tense up in the third a little, and if Serena was "playing her best tennis" as you say, her serve would not have been as inconsistent as it was today. No matter how much you credit you give Safina, you can not argue that if Serena had served like she does when she "plays her best", she would have put alot more pressure on Safina to hold, thus causing a different outcome.

VenusSerenaBlvd.
May 9th, 2008, 02:26 PM
This is my theory, just my opinion. But while I do think Serena will do well this clay season (possibly winning the FO), I really think she is ready to win Wimbledon again. If she plays consistent (like she has been doing) she is gonna win her 3rd Wimby title.

Princeza
May 9th, 2008, 02:26 PM
What a week for Safina :worship:

thrust
May 9th, 2008, 02:27 PM
Man dinara is on fire in this tournament. She better win it now.

That would be nice, but I doubt she will. But then, this seems to be a tournament of surprises.

Mileen
May 9th, 2008, 02:27 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

I'm so happy she beat Serena today. It's so well deserved for some serena fans, after their disgracefull and ridiculous reaction yesterday. Dinara is always been one of my favorites, I am so pleased to see she is finally using her potential! She admitted she's worked on her mental side, I'm happy to see she was mentally so strong, was kind of watching with some surprise at the end of the 3rd too. Also, it was nice to hear her analysing some points of the match and telling what she thought.

VRee_Willario
May 9th, 2008, 02:30 PM
On to Roland Garros next Serena. Good luck there! :yeah: :yeah: I will be cheering Serena (and Venus) really much!! Hopefully she (or Venus ;)) will go three steps further from QF there :)

bandabou
May 9th, 2008, 02:30 PM
The 3rd set was amazing. Serena hit some AMAZING points, what to think of that passing shot at 4-4 to save bp!! :eek: :eek:. All in all, not that upset that she lost. Let's her know that she still has work to do for RG. She'll be fine.

clementine
May 9th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Safina the giant killer :eek:

Karsten Braasch
May 9th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Once an asshole..always an asshole. Some things just never change.:rolleyes:

Baster.

Nemo_Kool
May 9th, 2008, 02:33 PM
wahhhh.....serenaaaaa whyyy....BUT SAFINA WAT A MATCH...no letdown at all sheplayed serena well done to her, jus dont lose to azarenka...see ya in roma serena, she really sudnt b that dispiried apart from her serve and what i believed was complacency in the 2nd

gmokb
May 9th, 2008, 02:35 PM
She will lose R1.

Wow, did your crystal ball show you this? Maybe she will, as someone has to lose but I am sure she would still be better off than you are, so take your pathetic self elsewhere.

Karsten Braasch
May 9th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Wow, did your crystal ball show you this? Maybe she will, as someone has to lose but I am sure she would still be better off than you are, so take your pathetic self elsewhere.
What? Come on man.

njnetswill
May 9th, 2008, 02:37 PM
The fact that Dinara had to come from a set down in both matches hopefully means she is getting mentally tougher.

Beat
May 9th, 2008, 02:38 PM
never thought she would do it - well done! :)

cometz9
May 9th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Serena :sad: i didn't want her streak to end but good luck in Rome :D

Congrats to Dina :clap2: finally some big wins, hope she makes the Final :yeah:

-sugi-
May 9th, 2008, 02:39 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

I'm so happy she beat Serena today. It's so well deserved for some serena fans, after their disgracefull and ridiculous reaction yesterday. Dinara is always been one of my favorites, I am so pleased to see she is finally using her potential! She admitted she's worked on her mental side, I'm happy to see she was mentally so strong, was kind of watching with some surprise at the end of the 3rd too. Also, it was nice to hear her analysing some points of the match and telling what she thought.

I agree 100% with everything you just said, although I'm not really a fan of Dinara. I have had a good day and it got even better when I turned the TV on and saw Dinara being interviewed and not Serena. :woohoo:

Destiny
May 9th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Good on you Safina :bigclap: Nicely fought well played keep going and You better win now :devil:

frontier
May 9th, 2008, 02:41 PM
I am a fan of Serena and I am not bitter but mildly disappointed she lost here it least she didnt lose to a bitchy player,she will have time to fine tune her game before RG which is a few weeks away.I think she has a chance to win this year no matter what happens.

markhingis
May 9th, 2008, 02:41 PM
what a nice surprise! thank U Dinara for making my day :) Now win Berlin! You deserve it!

Destiny
May 9th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Safina you made my day for two days running :)

goldenlox
May 9th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Dinara isn't even close to making the Olympic team for Russia in singles.
There's a lot of depth, with Maria and Vera skipping Berlin for Rome.

alfonsojose
May 9th, 2008, 02:44 PM
That was Marat in drag. He can win matches in WTA tour :p

SAEKeithSerena
May 9th, 2008, 02:45 PM
serena will bounce back:)

VRee_Willario
May 9th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Luckily this loss came at Berlin, not at Roland Garros. It's the Grand Slams that matter :)
Hopefully Serena will play as well there as in the earlier rounds in this tournament. Good luck in Roland Garros, Venus and Serena :D

Aaron.
May 9th, 2008, 02:47 PM
She will lose R1.What is your problem with Serena? Oh wait.

Dontcha wish your girlfriend was hot like Serena?

Slumpsova
May 9th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Vika will beat her :dance:

2moretogo
May 9th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Kind of torn with this one.

On one hand Dina!!!:worship::worship: On the other, Serena:sad::sad: Either way I would like Dinara to show that she can take these two wins (Juju and Ree) and build on them into holding up the trophy. Anything less at this point would be very disappointing.

Rerun
May 9th, 2008, 02:52 PM
http://members.forumgratis.com/html/emoticons/0012jackson.gif sexy Dinara http://members.forumgratis.com/html/emoticons/0012jackson.gif


It's the first time I saw Dinara play a tennis better then her amazing week in RG two years ago. congrats

cn ireland
May 9th, 2008, 02:57 PM
Well done Dinara Safina:D. Amazing tournament for her so far but I just hope she can maintain this type of form on a long term basis cos she's a very talented player.

Rising Sun
May 9th, 2008, 02:57 PM
Rena, so disappointing. :fiery: :banghead:

FERLKE
May 9th, 2008, 03:00 PM
:bolt:
:bolt:

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 9th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Fully agree with every word. 3rd set was just incredible. Serena really has raised the her game to a level I didn't think she ever would again over the last few weeks. She has been utterly stunning. I certainly have enjoyed watching Serena play over the last few weeks way more than I have ever previously. And at that level I honestly couldn't see Serena losing. But here Serena was, playing her very best tennis, and some how Safina finds a way to stay with her and actually win. Amazing. Credit to both of them for providing such a high quality match. I doubt we will see a better set than set three of this contest this year.

lol come on now!


:rolls: @ Serena's string breaking on match point!

Great win for Safina. She was more strong when it came to end and was more willing to go for her shots! She deserved this win.

I don't know what happened to Serena in the second set. Complete walk about there. But at least she still has Rome to get things together before mounting a challenge for the French Open.

Drimal
May 9th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Dinara playing the tournament of her life :banana: :banana: :banana:

She took out two multiple Slam winners! :bowdown:

Let's get back to top 10 Dinara! :hearts:

jonny84
May 9th, 2008, 03:03 PM
:eek:. Surprising tournament from Dinara.

Il Primo!
May 9th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Safina in the zone. Congrats to her. Great week for her, I hope she continues this form.

Serena, another QF tiebreak loss in Berlin :sad:, but you're still playing good tennis and hopefully will still play Rome.

Come on, Serena. Roland Garros is yours for the taking.

Why don't you vomit your infamous:

Bye byeSafina Serena:wavey:


.....


Safina played great, it was dope!:worship:

I'm not mad at Serena, she played so well that I don't really care. GL for Rome :hug:

Direwolf
May 9th, 2008, 03:08 PM
does someone have the highlights? pls

woohoo..

Nice try ree!!

Maria Croft
May 9th, 2008, 03:17 PM
I can't believe it :eek: just when you think Safina is nothing more but mediocre she pulls off two wins like this, and here I was thinking that Serena's confidence must have been through the roof, I guess I was wrong on both thoughts.

merda2004
May 9th, 2008, 03:19 PM
anybody remembers what were the odds for their match?

Jerraj
May 9th, 2008, 03:22 PM
Safina's coach, Željko Krajan, must be doing a great job! Congrats Dinara on two great wins :worship:

merda2004
May 9th, 2008, 03:24 PM
and i repeat....
anybody remembers what were the odds for their match?

Dodoboy.
May 9th, 2008, 03:26 PM
This is great for Safina and i am definitely happy for her and i am SURE Serena is aswell!

I didn't watch the match but did see the handshake and it seemed sincere and i am sure it was a nice match.

A shame to see the streak end but i hope she can take the positive steps in slams because she has produced some very impressive tennis over the last few weeks. Rome will be a very good indication of where she is at, because i just wish the AMAZING play from the first 2 rounds was congratulated with a win here :sobbing:

I just hate this! :sobbing:

Dodoboy.
May 9th, 2008, 03:31 PM
I too am excited about the prospects of Wimbledon for Serena !

She just let the second set slip?

merda2004
May 9th, 2008, 03:31 PM
and the third...is anybody gonna answer me?what were the odds before the match?

Craigy
May 9th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Safina played really well. Hopefully she can keep this up.
Serena. :awww: The winning streak had to end some time I guess. Hopefully this loss will help her improve. Good luck in Rome!

Zombielicious
May 9th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Oh my god! I was NOT expecting this! :eek:

Dinara, you are on a roll! Congrats hun! :yeah:

Renalicious
May 9th, 2008, 03:36 PM
Congrats Safina! :eek:

WTF Serena? :shrug: The second set. :rolleyes: *sigh* :sad: Was expecting for her to really pull through, especially because they played last year on the clay (RG) and Serena won easily. Serena was in better form this time around but lost. :o

cardio
May 9th, 2008, 03:41 PM
video, 3.set tiebreaker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N64JDNYd-Zs
and same file better quality
http://rapidshare.com/files/113704019/safina-serena_tiebreak.avi.html

merda2004
May 9th, 2008, 03:42 PM
hellooooooooooooooooooooooo.
u guysssssssssssssss.cant anyone remember what were the odds for their match?????????????i am very curious to find out!!!!

Meteor Shower
May 9th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Safina :eek: what an incredible week
Serena :sad: well played though, keep up the good form for the RG

Thkmra
May 9th, 2008, 03:46 PM
http://members.forumgratis.com/html/emoticons/0012jackson.gif sexy Dinara http://members.forumgratis.com/html/emoticons/0012jackson.gif


It's the first time I saw Dinara play a tennis better then her amazing week in RG two years ago. congrats

Cool emoticons:lol: The ones we have here are in dire need of an upgrade!:tape:

Alex72
May 9th, 2008, 03:46 PM
hellooooooooooooooooooooooo.
u guysssssssssssssss.cant anyone remember what were the odds for their match?????????????i am very curious to find out!!!!

American odds

Williams -650

Safina +450

Elwin.
May 9th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Dinara :eek: :eek:

Serena :hug:

shell
May 9th, 2008, 03:48 PM
hellooooooooooooooooooooooo.
u guysssssssssssssss.cant anyone remember what were the odds for their match?????????????i am very curious to find out!!!!

There is no betting in tennis :)

G&R
May 9th, 2008, 03:54 PM
omg dinara...grat victory over serena!!!! now take the title!!

Petkorazzi
May 9th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Adored how Safina shouted "Chto ti deleash, iob tvaiu mat's". :haha: :haha: :haha:

Sorry for typing like this, dun have russian font. :o

andrewC
May 9th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Such an upset! Well done, Safina, solid back to back matches! :eek:
Just don't end up losing to Azarenka next round lol.

Lemme guess, Serena wasn't playing at 100%?

Russianboy
May 9th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Adored how Safina shouted "Chto ti deleash, iob tvaiu mat's". :haha: :haha: :haha:

Sorry for typing like this, dun have russian font. :o

when exactly did she scream that? :lol::lol:

StarDuvallGrant
May 9th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Dang, good on Serena for getting this far, congrats Dinara!

Becool
May 9th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Damn Serena..

Get better for Rome..

StephenUK
May 9th, 2008, 04:04 PM
You come up with comments like this and expect to not be taken for a troll? :lol:

Welcome to my ignore list.

Just because it is the truth - she has lost in a quarter final on clay.

her last 10 clay events
2008 Charleston won
2007 RG lost qf
2007 Charleston lost 2r
2007 Rome lost qf
2005 Rome lost 2r
2005 Amelia Island lost qf
2004 RG lost qf
2004 Rome lost sf
2004 Charleston lost 3r
2004 Amelia Island lost qf

In her previous ten clay events, she has lost in the quarters 5 times and only made the semis twice. So today conformed to her average.

QED

pigmalion
May 9th, 2008, 04:06 PM
So Safina is not that bad after all :eek:

Well it's (a bit) easier to accept Justine's lost now

Win the title now Dinara :yeah:

justine schnyder
May 9th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Wow Dinra! I really didn't saw that coming, especially after the result of the 1st set.
Congrats! :yeah:

Shoulderpova
May 9th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Adored how Safina shouted "Chto ti deleash, iob tvaiu mat's". :haha: :haha: :haha:

Sorry for typing like this, dun have russian font. :o

She didn't yell like that :ras:;)
But she screamed "Дура!" after a DF in TB :angel:

Becool
May 9th, 2008, 04:10 PM
lol serena played for her and for Safina..
Congrats Serena :)

zlove
May 9th, 2008, 04:10 PM
:eek:

wow dinara
who saw this coming?
congrats on a hard earned win

Demska
May 9th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Dinara you make my weekend

Such a amazing women :bowdown:

HAHAHAHAHAHAH SERENA

BYE BYE BYE JAJAJA

Destiny
May 9th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Serena played ok
Safina played well
Nice going Safina

améliemomo
May 9th, 2008, 04:14 PM
DINARA RESPECT :hatoff: :worship:

Henin yesterday, serena today,just too good.:cool:

now win the next match;)

Demska
May 9th, 2008, 04:16 PM
What a choke from Serena :spit:

Up a break more than once on the TB :rolls:

Chokeaquaterrena strikes again :haha:

V-MAC
May 9th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Well done Dinara :) She was solid as a rock on her groundies at the end of that 3rd set, really getting some awesome depth on her shots.

Serena :o Passive as fcuk for too much of the match and it was too late when she decided to try and turn on the heat. Also, her nerves are gone too. Final set leading 6-5 15-0 on Dinara's serve, Serena made like 2/3 return errors after that....not to mention Dinara double-faulting in the tiebreak to hand Serena a 4-3 lead and with all her experience still couldn't take advantage. Kinda worrying for her really. Her game seems to be stronger and certainly has more variety now than when she was dominating back in 02 but her mental strength has diminished to a shadow of its former self. :shrug:

-VSR-
May 9th, 2008, 04:20 PM
I really think she tanked, she got good QF points. Now she can focus on winning Rome and then get a week off.

She was hitting into the net so many times. She had a very low amount of winners, it just seemed that she wasn't into the match like yesterday.

cardio
May 9th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Adored how Safina shouted "Chto ti deleash, iob tvaiu mat's". :haha: :haha: :haha:

Sorry for typing like this, dun have russian font. :o

I heard it too, commentators were too delicate persons to translate this, but I know what it means:devil:

Dexter
May 9th, 2008, 04:20 PM
She didn't yell like that :ras:;)
But she screamed "Дура!" after a DF in TB :angel:No she didn't. Because she yelled - Что ти делаешь сегодня, ёб твою мать! :devil:
It was at 4 all in the 3rd, after she missed a BP or after the next point.

gmokb
May 9th, 2008, 04:21 PM
What a choke from Serena :spit:

Up a break more than once on the TB :rolls:

Chokeaquaterrena strikes again :haha:

A Safina fan can call another player Chokeaquaterrena? I suggest that you enjoy the win cause it won't last very long.

Brooks.
May 9th, 2008, 04:21 PM
better here than Roland Garros!

Now let's win Rome and Paris!

Demska
May 9th, 2008, 04:24 PM
A Safina fan can call another player Chokeaquaterrena? I suggest that you enjoy the win cause it won't last very long.

:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::b ounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::wav ey::wavey:

vejh
May 9th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Well done Dinara :) She was solid as a rock on her groundies at the end of that 3rd set, really getting some awesome depth on her shots.

Serena :o Passive as fcuk for too much of the match and it was too late when she decided to try and turn on the heat. Also, her nerves are gone too. Final set leading 6-5 15-0 on Dinara's serve, Serena made like 2/3 return errors after that....not to mention Dinara double-faulting in the tiebreak to hand Serena a 4-3 lead and with all her experience still couldn't take advantage. Kinda worrying for her really. Her game seems to be stronger and certainly has more variety now than when she was dominating back in 02 but her mental strength has diminished to a shadow of its former self. :shrug:

It comes with aging. Alot of the players who were quite brash and fearless when they were younger (and ultimately more successful) starts to become more cautious, more anxious, overthinkers etc.

Shoulderpova
May 9th, 2008, 04:25 PM
No she didn't. Because she yelled - Что ти делаешь сегодня, ёб твою мать! :devil:
It was at 4 all in the 3rd, after she missed a BP or after the next point.

Really? :eek: I just got to watch from 5-5 final set.
But it really was what Dinara yelled then...:tape:

winone23
May 9th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Great run Serena! Come back stronger.

Slutati
May 9th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Dinara:eek:What a tournament for you:worship:Congrats!

LindsayRulz
May 9th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Serena :sad:

Safina :yeah:

Thkmra
May 9th, 2008, 04:36 PM
What a choke from Serena :spit:

Up a break more than once on the TB :rolls:

Chokeaquaterrena strikes again :haha:

Talk about an abnormal preoccupaton with a tennis player:silly:....

Somebody seems to be a BIG loser in real life!!! :tape::help:

lilimi
May 9th, 2008, 04:39 PM
OMG :awww: i was at work when i saw the result and i wanted to cry... these last two victories show that she is a talented player.:banana: don't choke tomorrow, though :o

RJWCapriati
May 9th, 2008, 04:45 PM
About damn time Dinara you haven't played this well in a very long time!

morningglory
May 9th, 2008, 04:48 PM
So Close :(
Damn!

lilimi
May 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM
I can't believe it :eek: just when you think Safina is nothing more but mediocre she pulls off two wins like this, and here I was thinking that Serena's confidence must have been through the roof, I guess I was wrong on both thoughts.

the only matches i saw from dinara this year, she played great, with good strokes. for me she has improved a lot, and i'm glad she finally gets results. i think her poor results so far were due to her safinesque mental:rolleyes:that's why i won't dare expect to much from her tomorrow. go dinara though:bounce:

anon57
May 9th, 2008, 05:00 PM
Great match from Dinara:yeah::hatoff:, for someone who has let her nerves and emotions get to her at times she was just rock solid in the final two sets. This sure has been a great week for her hope she can keep it up against Azarenka. Serena wasn't looking great out there today especially the second set, she looked flat and pretty sluggish, she played a bit better in the third set but not looking nearly as impressive as earlier in the week.

Matthias13
May 9th, 2008, 05:21 PM
What a match from Dinara :eek: Deeply impressed :hatoff:

goldenlox
May 9th, 2008, 05:24 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/86/fullj.0b8e9f56f78fdf4b7fcae4fd2de27f70/0b8e9f56f78fdf4b7fcae4fd2de27f70-getty-tennis-wta-ger-rus-usa-safina-williams.jpg
Russia's Dinara Safina celebrates winning a point against Serena Williams of the US in their German Open quarter-final tennis match in Berlin on May 9, 2008. Safina won the match 2-6, 6-1, 7-6.

*Jean*
May 9th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Sery :o

She lost herself!

JujulCactus
May 9th, 2008, 05:38 PM
:eek:
Serena :hug:
Safina was so good today !!

starin
May 9th, 2008, 05:40 PM
:unsure::speakles:

WTF?! this has to be on of the weirdest tournaments ever. Dinara Safina takes out Justine and Serena back to back :lol:

Serena....err wtf happened? I'm sure she must have lost focus in the 2nd to lose it so easily and in the tiebreak she couldn't buy a first serve. but meh...disappointing to lose her win streak to Safina of all people but still better this sort of match happen here in Berlin and not in FO. And I do remember Safina coming back from 5-1 down in RG to beat Sharapova so i guess it' not that surprising.

I just hope Serena can keep her focus and her form up and not go away like she did last year.

henree
May 9th, 2008, 05:52 PM
Well if winning Berlin and or Rome is a curse for the French Open. I'm glad Serena lost. Save it for Roland Garros Serena. By the way I thought Berlin was the only tuneup for Serena preceding the French Open?

Bounty Hunter
May 9th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Serena :sad::hug: oh well... brush off this loss and prepare for RG!!


Safina :eek::worship: Now win this tournament. You deserve if after taking out Henin and Serena back to back...

SoClose
May 9th, 2008, 07:06 PM
SERENA :kiss:
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Demska
May 9th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.

.:sk:.
May 9th, 2008, 07:18 PM
The first 2 sets were really boring but the third was amazing from both :worship:

Dinara :woohoo:

Serena :hug:

Dodoboy.
May 9th, 2008, 07:19 PM
What a choke from Serena :spit:

Up a break more than once on the TB :rolls:

Chokeaquaterrena strikes again :haha:

Safina has a new fan i guess :rolleyes:

Demska
May 9th, 2008, 07:20 PM
I have been a fan of Safina wayy longer before this match. Check her forum. :nerner:

Emina.
May 9th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Rena :(
Dinara :):p

new-york
May 9th, 2008, 07:26 PM
tremendous back to back wins by Dinara, take the title now.:cool:

:worship:.

Serena's still so dangerous these days. :scared:

P_Fer
May 9th, 2008, 07:26 PM
:eek: Great match Dinara!

serena :hug:

supergrunt
May 9th, 2008, 07:31 PM
no biggie :)

Becool
May 9th, 2008, 07:32 PM
I have been a fan of Safina wayy longer before this match. Check her forum. :nerner:

well then enjoy buddy, cuz she ain't fluking like this again

gmak
May 9th, 2008, 07:40 PM
dinara :worship: :yeah: :woohoo: :bowdown: :bigclap: :D :)

Fantastic beating Justine and Serena back to back! :D

Sha_ra_po_va
May 9th, 2008, 07:42 PM
I guess "Babygirl" couldn't fluke out yet another win over a headcase. About time someone made serena and her lunatic "come on!" look stupid.

bellascarlett
May 9th, 2008, 07:44 PM
:eek:

Dinara! At least that match vs. Justine didn't go to waste...I thought she was gonna lose this. Well done!

Dodoboy.
May 9th, 2008, 07:46 PM
I guess "Babygirl" couldn't fluke out yet another win over a headcase. About time someone made serena and her lunatic "come on!" look stupid.

:lol:

LeonHart
May 9th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Anyone have clips for this match?

Denise4925
May 9th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Well done Dinara. :)

Serena :sad: There's always Rome. :)

kris719
May 9th, 2008, 08:35 PM
ahahaha yeah now i expect to see more threads wondering if serena will go undefeated for the rest of the season from this point on now. jesus :rolleyes: :rolleyes: anyways this is good to see

LightWarrior
May 9th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Serena was struggling to hang in there throuhout the final set. What an amazing level of play ! Never seen Dinara being so consistent throughout a whole match. Wonder what she had eaten before. Thought she would falter mentally in the end. She proved me wrong. I'm not worried about Serena though. She's very fit physically and mentally. She's 100% focused on tennis, you can tell. This defeat won't hurt her in any way. She's on a roll.

DragonFlame
May 9th, 2008, 09:11 PM
wow, didn't expect this. It makes justine's loss hurt a little less. Awh well, congrats safina! amazing week for you thus far!:eek:

svetaisthebest
May 9th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Congrats Dinara :worship: :yeah: good luck for the rest of the tournament :)
Serena :hug:

Europe rocks
May 9th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Great stuff Dina. Hopefully she can keep this up for the rest of the clay court season :kiss:

Escape
May 9th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Well done Dinara :banana: :bounce: :D
Fantastic third set :worship:

Blu€
May 9th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Dinara :eek::eek::eek::eek:, keep goinggggg!!
:worship::worship::banana::banana:

serenafan08
May 9th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Honestly, this isn't that big of a deal. Serena has played well up to this point, and it was inevitable that she was going to lose again. I would much rather her lose here than at the French! And congrats to Dinara...looks like she's finally playing up to her potential. Beating Justine and Serena back-to-back is pretty big.

Matt01
May 9th, 2008, 09:48 PM
Never seen Dinara being so consistent throughout a whole match.


She wasn't consistant in the first set, though. :p
It was still a great match to watch.

mygirlV
May 9th, 2008, 09:50 PM
For those of you with TTC, they are showing the Serena/Dinara match right now.

polishprodigy
May 9th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Good to see Dinara getting back into form again.

LudwigDvorak
May 9th, 2008, 09:59 PM
Adored how Safina shouted "Chto ti deleash, iob tvaiu mat's". :haha: :haha: :haha:

Sorry for typing like this, dun have russian font. :o

No she didn't. Because she yelled - Что ти делаешь сегодня, ёб твою мать! :devil:
It was at 4 all in the 3rd, after she missed a BP or after the next point.

What do these mean? :awww:

aznunit2k5
May 9th, 2008, 10:08 PM
Good win by Safina. She looked like Marat in his good days out there.

Anyway, in 2002 Serena lost in Berlin, won Rome and the French Open. :) History always repeats itself.

vettipooh
May 9th, 2008, 10:17 PM
Damn. Wanted serena to win this, but it'sno major setback. Congrats to Dinara on a match well fought for :yeah: . Hope she maintains this level of play to take the title. What a day of upsets. :sad:

Fan_of_Venus
May 9th, 2008, 10:21 PM
What the fuck? First Justine not Serena. :o

serenafann
May 9th, 2008, 10:52 PM
Good try Serena.

Well done Safina.

Pasta-Na
May 9th, 2008, 11:17 PM
oh shit safina :eek:

goldenlox
May 9th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Dinara played good on big points. That's something that can be very important for her.
A lot of players have power. Playing the big points well, and not choking, is much more important.

Lindsayfanumber1
May 9th, 2008, 11:57 PM
Serena :sobbing:

BuTtErFrEnA
May 10th, 2008, 12:20 AM
:sad:

sweetpeas
May 10th, 2008, 01:20 AM
well well well.My Serena...Will always love you!:wavey::kiss:

RandomShot
May 10th, 2008, 01:39 AM
Wasn't expecting this :eek:

blackcrave
May 10th, 2008, 02:09 AM
congratulations Safina

Medina
May 10th, 2008, 02:13 AM
:eek:

safina :bounce:

Renalicious
May 10th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Looking at the videos...Safina played AMAZING and Serena didn't even play bad. I'm not so sad about the loss now.

SOA_MC
May 10th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Dinara played good on big points. That's something that can be very important for her.
A lot of players have power. Playing the big points well, and not choking, is much more important.

No way, seriously:eek::p

F-R-E-A-K
May 10th, 2008, 02:53 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

Dinara :D :worship: A very good week for her. :hearts:


Serena :hug:

azza
May 10th, 2008, 03:04 AM
:eek: 6-1 :drool:

spartanfan
May 10th, 2008, 04:00 AM
:sad:
My heart has been broken all day today.

Prizeidiot
May 10th, 2008, 05:15 AM
That's amazing.

To me, Safina has had a terrible year thus far, I didn't see a performance like this coming. I hope she keeps it up, she's an extremely talented player.

Spiritof42
May 10th, 2008, 06:16 AM
:eek: Some fantastic stuff from Dinara. One has to be impressed by the way she kept it together in the 3rd set, especially against a tough competitor like SW. What a way to back up the previous day's win over Henin! :yeah:

DOUBLEFIST
May 10th, 2008, 06:44 AM
well congrats to Dinara. I don't know anything about the match or how Serena played, but that is an impressive win under any circumstance.

Serena :hug: Love you! Keep your head up and get ready for RG!!!

Topspin2
May 10th, 2008, 10:13 AM
Dinara!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW :D

The Daviator
May 10th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Well done Dinara :) She was solid as a rock on her groundies at the end of that 3rd set, really getting some awesome depth on her shots.

Serena :o Passive as fcuk for too much of the match and it was too late when she decided to try and turn on the heat. Also, her nerves are gone too. Final set leading 6-5 15-0 on Dinara's serve, Serena made like 2/3 return errors after that....not to mention Dinara double-faulting in the tiebreak to hand Serena a 4-3 lead and with all her experience still couldn't take advantage. Kinda worrying for her really. Her game seems to be stronger and certainly has more variety now than when she was dominating back in 02 but her mental strength has diminished to a shadow of its former self. :shrug:

Serena is 21-2 this year and has 3 titles, 2 Tier Is, and she lost 7-6 in the 3rd, she hasn't had a season like this since 2003, so I don't know what you're smoking.

Worry about your own fave. Anyway, big respect and props to Safina, she's shown her quality this week :worship:

Serena's still doing great and is looking good for RG.

Just Do It
May 10th, 2008, 01:00 PM
Dinara :yeah:

Serena :awww:

Where is RenaSlam now ? :drool:

alfonsojose
Sep 20th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Dinara isn't even close to making the Olympic team for Russia in singles.
There's a lot of depth, with Maria and Vera skipping Berlin for Rome.

:p

Dominic
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Damn Safina so annoying.