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joćo.
May 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM
ELENA!!! :D :worship: :hearts:
JJ :rolleyes:

Demska
May 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

squig2k
May 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM
:worship: didnt think you would do it but you played very solidly. backhand was a good weapon at times. Needed a couple of match points though!

Eurosport cut off midway through the 3rd set :rolleyes:

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM
I Love You Leeeeeeeeennnnnnnnaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

LCS
May 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM
COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!! :worship:

kfh_9118
May 9th, 2008, 04:58 PM
only 1 DF in the last 2 sets, overall 4 DFs :yeah:

well done Elena :bounce:
win the tournament now, ok :)

Hashim.
May 9th, 2008, 04:58 PM
JJ:bigcry::sobbing::rolleyes:

Elena:yeah::D..win it all:kiss:

Shoulderpova
May 9th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Davai Lena :rocker2::rocker2::rocker2:

Viktymise
May 9th, 2008, 04:58 PM
:woohoo: Fabulouso.

itzhak
May 9th, 2008, 04:58 PM
In the last game I was sure that she would choke, but this is fantastic...

Stephieva
May 9th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Lenaaaaaaaa :worship::bowdown::worship:
me so happy :bigclap::yippee::woohoo::yippee::bigclap:

Russianboy
May 9th, 2008, 04:59 PM
WOHOOOOO

lena finally beats jankovic again! :worship:

:bigwave: Jelena 'having a cold all the time' Jankovic

lena :drool:

Expat
May 9th, 2008, 04:59 PM
yessss

Poova
May 9th, 2008, 05:00 PM
:bounce: No #2 for Jankovic!! :D

Well done Lena, win the tournament! :hearts:

goldenlox
May 9th, 2008, 05:00 PM
Good fighting from Elena. She had to retire against JJ in Miami with a back problem.

Dementinator
May 9th, 2008, 05:00 PM
now THAT was a great in indeed, very pleased wth the 'Big D' indeed, JJ is one of the players that worries me most when Lena plays her, more so than Serena even.

Sorry JJ, despite your best efforts, your injury breaks, your never ending cold and various other problems, nothing changes the fact that this time, YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED!

DownTheLine21
May 9th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Fantastic win. Elena was very aggressive and covered the court extremely well. She was just great today.

squig2k
May 9th, 2008, 05:01 PM
:bigwave: Jelena 'having a cold all the time' Jankovic

lena :drool:

tell me about it :p

samsam4087
May 9th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Well done Elena

TennisFanForever
May 9th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Elena :woohoo:

Another 3-sets win for you :yeah:

Win the tournament now :rocker2: Hope a fantastic final against Safina :D (sorry for Victoria but I did not see her match).

Better luck next time Jelena :hug: these two lets in the last game... :rolleyes:

morningglory
May 9th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Yay Elena!!!! :bounce:
drama queen is out!

Dexter
May 9th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Pffff... I wish the match lasted longer. :o

jkaong
May 9th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Yahoo!!!!!!!! :D

Nikkiri
May 9th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Well done to Elena. :)

mb011
May 9th, 2008, 05:02 PM
shame for jelena, she was great in second set, but it was clear she wasn't feeling all that well, and she lost her strenght mid-way through the third set.... shame on eurosport!

Elwin.
May 9th, 2008, 05:03 PM
Lena :hearts: :worship:

Kai
May 9th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Lena :hearts: :rocker2:

TheBoiledEgg
May 9th, 2008, 05:04 PM
:woohoo: Lena :banana: :) :D

after all those painful losses to her
this one makes it all the sweeter :devil:

KV
May 9th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Fabulous :bounce::bounce:

TiK-Tee
May 9th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Lena :banana:

Mikey.
May 9th, 2008, 05:05 PM
:sobbing: Ohhh JJ. Come back strong for Rome :hug:

Chunchun
May 9th, 2008, 05:06 PM
tell me about it :p

She was getting several medical treatment. god knows if she fakes it :p

Jachal
May 9th, 2008, 05:06 PM
It was a fantastic, intriguing match and I was on the edge of my seat.
Shame on Eurosport!!! Real shame on them!!!

Still, so pleased for Elena :worship:

Demska
May 9th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing.

LindsayRulz
May 9th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Lena :yippee: she finally beat her :)

Louis Cyphre
May 9th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Lena :worship::bounce::woohoo:

nicidle
May 9th, 2008, 05:08 PM
elena..:bounce:
cant believe she did it..

her bh worried me a bit when she plays crosscourt endlessly to jankovic's strong side..
finally a win over jelena..
great to see her improved her serve too..

cant believe they cut the broadcast as well....

Drimal
May 9th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Great match from Elena! :woohoo: :dance:

Elena got revenge for several losses against Jelena! :worship:

Good luck in the semis Elena! :)

Jelena :hug: (No semifinal defence. :sad: )

hablo
May 9th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Awesome win for Dementieva ! :clap2:

Better luck next time, Jankovic.

Demska
May 9th, 2008, 05:10 PM
Lena :yippee: she finally beat her :)

She has already beaten her twice :weirdo:

V-MAC
May 9th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Complete cack :sad:

Now Ana will surely defend her title :(

nicidle
May 9th, 2008, 05:13 PM
She has already beaten her twice :weirdo:

ya.. but she did it again after several awful losses..
so maybe finally...

i dun care about jelena's "sore throat"...:rolleyes:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 9th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Lena :banana: Finally wins more than 3 games.:p
JJ :o :hug:

IMPOSSIBLE
May 9th, 2008, 05:14 PM
Elena :)

justine schnyder
May 9th, 2008, 05:15 PM
:sad: Jelena :sad:
Now get your self together for Rome :hug:

Congrats Elena

Nikkiri
May 9th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Complete cack :sad:

Now Ana will surely defend her title :(

Nah, she's most likely going to lose to Szavay. If not, Lena will beat her again.

Ana isn't playing great.

Viktymise
May 9th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Complete cack :sad:

Now Ana will surely defend her title :(

Dementieva always has a much better chance of beating Ivanovic compared to Jankovic. Check their H2H.

squig2k
May 9th, 2008, 05:17 PM
just watched the end of the 3rd set on europsort (they cut it off live). elena really attacked at the end, and done well to continue after losing those match points. pls keep it up against ivanovic/szavay :worship:

Slutati
May 9th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Congrats, the French Open champion. You're a legend:worship:

дalex
May 9th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Pfffttt JJ...weird! JJ wanted to play like a ballbasher in that 1st set...brainless with so many UEs. In third she was just pushing the balls back and when she didn't break Lena in that 3rd game she completely broke down. Lena was lucky in the last game with 2 netcord winners but overall she was the better player today and deserved to win.

Congrats to Lena!

JJ :o, get it together!

LCS
May 9th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Elena's tactics for this match were impeccable...:angel: She cut down on her crosscourt shots and eliminated angles, forcing Jelena to countless mis-hits. Only in the 2nd set did Jelena consistently hurt Elena as she took the initiative in each point. Very well deserved win by Elena...Hope she wins the tournament now...;)

LCS
May 9th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Pffff... I wish the match lasted longer. :o

If that had happened Jelena would have ended it with a bagel...:angel: :tape:

vutt
May 9th, 2008, 05:31 PM
well after watching that mach on Eurosport...
...is JJ always so nasty against ballboys or was today just one of those bad days for her when everything seems suck around?

Kampi
May 9th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Disappointing result for our Jelena.:sad::hug: Fair congrats to Elena, well done and all the best for the semis.

cypher_88
May 9th, 2008, 05:32 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: finally some good news today!! Lena :hearts:

*Jean*
May 9th, 2008, 05:33 PM
Disappoiting loss Janka :(
But Dementieva was in fire at the end...Well done

Dave.
May 9th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Elena :banana: I love you! :worship:

Her consistency is very good this year, the best I've ever seen it during Elena's career. Since her 1R loss in Sydney, Elena has won consecutive matches at every tournament (W Dubai, SF Paris, Charleston QF Miami 4R Australian Open).

JujulCactus
May 9th, 2008, 05:36 PM
:woohoo: Elena !!! :)
It was a great match :yeah:
Hope you will win the title :)

miffedmax
May 9th, 2008, 05:38 PM
WOHOOOOO

lena finally beats jankovic again! :worship:

:bigwave: Jelena 'having a cold all the time' Jankovic

lena :drool:

The colds are the tennis gods' punishment for intentionally deforming what was once a great honker.

Oh, and well done Lena.

Just Do It
May 9th, 2008, 05:44 PM
I am still shocked.

Wayn77
May 9th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Well played Elena, good luck in the semi's.

:( :(

hotandspicey
May 9th, 2008, 05:52 PM
Congrats Lena. Very very well done. :bounce:

andrewC
May 9th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Well done :D :banana:

Mightymirza
May 9th, 2008, 06:22 PM
well done lena....

Nemo_Kool
May 9th, 2008, 06:27 PM
wahhhh this is such a shit day for my faves!!! FIX UP FOR RG!!!!

Il Primo!
May 9th, 2008, 06:28 PM
I hated LenaD big time. But sincerely, she impresses the hell out of me big time so far this year. Her consistency is remarkable. Brava!

Too bad for Jelena, she was my only fav. left. At this point it's everyone BUT Ivanovic :)

LudwigDvorak
May 9th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Well done on a fantastic victory.

She has a decent enough shot at this title, surprisingly. Ivanovic or Szavay will probably be too strong in the semifinals, plus she's lost two really tight semifinals this year already, one to Szavay as well, but she came through one tight semifinal herself, so I dunno.

That said, I'm not thinking of a title quite yet. I thought she'd lose 3R, not beat her worst enemy (game-wise) other than Sharapova in the quarters.

Make it a good one in the semis, Elena. I'm so proud of you. :)

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 9th, 2008, 06:40 PM
How about cutting the number of unforced errors down Jelena? :rolleyes: Shame on ES they had to switch to something else in the third set.

Bruno71
May 9th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Didn't see it, but I figure it had to happen eventually. There was just no way JJ could keep beating Elena so soundly, and in 3-setters this year it's clear who had the upper hand.

Now go and continue your dominance over Ana, Elena, and win this title!

Yasmine
May 9th, 2008, 06:44 PM
I am sad Jelena lost but all credit to Elena today. That match was a cracker :worship:

jonny84
May 9th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Come on Elena! Now take another Tier I title! :yeah:

Michael!
May 9th, 2008, 06:57 PM
Good win for Elena :yeah:

AndreConrad
May 9th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Great job Elena :yeah:

Optima
May 9th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Jelena has got to go see a specialist or something, she has a never ending cold. I'm not trying to make excuses, because many players battle their way through sickness, but Jelena obviously didn't feel her best. Still, all credit to Elena, good job!

Emina.
May 9th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Elena :worship: take the title :cool:

goldenlox
May 9th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Elena can move past Anna and Venus and take #7 this week. And be right behind Serena, ready to go by at RG, if not Rome.

Filippo-Nastya
May 9th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Congrats to Elena for the win and good luck for tomorrow! :D

Jelena, I hope you'll be 100% healthy next week in Rome. :hug:

AnywhereButHome
May 9th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Well done Lena!!! Win this tournament

Dodoboy.
May 9th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Elena is #8 now :sobbing:

Lunaris
May 9th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Elena is playing the best tennis of her career. That Moscow win last year apparently gave her a shitload of confidence.
Not happy about this result, though (mainly cause I am out of Suicide Tennis).

P_Fer
May 9th, 2008, 07:15 PM
:woohoo:Great job Lena! :bounce: Good luck in the semis :yeah:

Jelena :hug:

.:sk:.
May 9th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Elena :bounce:

JJ :hug:

partbrit
May 9th, 2008, 07:31 PM
I'm so disappointed for Jelena. She needs to get herself together physically.

gmak
May 9th, 2008, 07:36 PM
lena :woohoo: :devil: :yeah: :D
finally after all those losses :)

now win this thing :bounce:

bellascarlett
May 9th, 2008, 07:45 PM
LENAAAAAA!!!! :woohoo:

Now win this title!!! :unsure:

Mileen
May 9th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Well done Lena!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce: Thanks for your clean groundies!, a joy to watch, although the UE's were annoying :(, and I'm so happy you finished out the match!

AnnaK_4ever
May 9th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Upset of the year so far.

HenryMag.
May 9th, 2008, 08:26 PM
:woohoo:

3 top5 wins already this season :eek:

disco_rage
May 9th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Well done Elena. Hard luck Jelena.

Europe rocks
May 9th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Nicely done Elena, keep this form up girl and you will keep moving on up in 2008 :D

Emina.
May 9th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Upset of the year so far.

please...:lol:

Escape
May 9th, 2008, 09:28 PM
Elena :woohoo:

Now take the title

DragonFlame
May 9th, 2008, 09:40 PM
COME ON!!!!! :rocker2: GJ elena, finally got through her. Now the question is: is it time for revenge against savay or destroying ana again. KEEP GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: GET TO THE FINAL!!!!!

Blu€
May 9th, 2008, 09:42 PM
Well done Elena!! :bigclap::bigclap:, good luck in semis! :bounce:
Seems like Jankovic isn't playing very well lately.

@Sweet Cleopatra
May 9th, 2008, 09:49 PM
i hate them both i don't care , btw what happend to masha last 3 months

Julian
May 9th, 2008, 09:55 PM
I love both players but Elena still has a special place in my heart.

CONGRATS LENA!!! :) Good luck next round!
Bad luck Jelena. Good luck next tourney!

Thanx4nothin
May 9th, 2008, 10:00 PM
JJ :rolleyes: This was a title you should have won.

vettipooh
May 9th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Wtg Lena D. :bounce:

Josh.
May 9th, 2008, 10:36 PM
:yeah: Elena.

Beny
May 9th, 2008, 11:47 PM
Best win of the year so far for the Golden Goddess.

Many more to come!

Davai!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Lena played so well that it is not worth describing.. too good

BuTtErFrEnA
May 10th, 2008, 12:24 AM
lena d :hysteric: best news of the day

No Name Face
May 10th, 2008, 12:43 AM
wow...i need to be more pessimistic about lena more often...i'm so happy!

TennisPlayingFox
May 10th, 2008, 12:55 AM
Nice job Lena! Way to pull it off! Too bad Jelena.

austennis
May 10th, 2008, 01:24 AM
yay lena so happy.. but then would have been happy for JJ.. wish Ana-Elena was the final ..

blackcrave
May 10th, 2008, 02:09 AM
ELLLLLENAAAAA!!! good job

Prizeidiot
May 10th, 2008, 05:37 AM
WHEEEEE!!!

Wasn't very confident about this one, but so glad Elena came through! Go win the bloody thing now

Ruski
May 10th, 2008, 07:11 AM
Such a good win! Keep it going!

Nikkiri
May 10th, 2008, 08:08 AM
i hate them both i don't care , btw what happend to masha last 3 months

:tape:

ce
May 10th, 2008, 08:58 AM
Jelena this is just awful...

homogenius
May 10th, 2008, 09:02 AM
Good win for Elena.Janko is kinda wasting her chances to close the gap with Henin in the ranking.She had a good opportunity with this clay season and even if she faced a red hot Vera and a good Elena, she should have won these matches.

azmad_88
May 10th, 2008, 10:15 AM
congrats elena :D

Corswandt
May 10th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Good match.

Again one could see why Jankovic is such a bad matchup for Lena D.: plays much she same game, maybe with less power off the FH side, but with much more purpose, tactical savvy and a superior ability to take the initiative in moving the ball around to open up the court, while Lena D. plays in autopilot most of the time.

Time and again Lena D. would hit CC into Jankovic's stronger BH side only for Jankovic abruptly to change the direction of the ball, hit it DTL and take over the point.

Lena D. prevailed only because she was extremely consistent throughout, gave relatively few points away with DFs, and also because of her slight edge in power off the baseline.

Emina.
May 10th, 2008, 11:14 AM
:tape:

It's just Cleo :D she's back :bounce:

Nikkiri
May 10th, 2008, 11:44 AM
It's just Cleo :D she's back :bounce:

:woohoo: