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Demska
May 10th, 2008, 12:41 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :hearts:

Dinara continues her amazing run. Amazing quality first set.

Safina hit 19 winners to 7 unforced errors in the first. Huge hitting and amazing shots.

Vika got injured (?) towards the end of the second set, couldn't move very well and crying a bit :sad:

Seeing as they're due to meet in the 1st round of Rome, Vika may not play Rome :shrug:

Good luck in the final !

TheBoiledEgg
May 10th, 2008, 12:41 PM
well done Dinara :yeah: :)

poor Vika :sad: hope she's ok
late in 2nd set she wasnt moving much at all :sad:

Beat
May 10th, 2008, 12:41 PM
i hope safina wins the whole ting, she'd so deserve it.

azarenka played great up to 4:3, then her level dropped to shocking lows. it even looked a bit like a tank or injury towards the end, including tears et al ...

Bulgaria
May 10th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Well done Safina. :yeah:

homogenius
May 10th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Azarenka was injured...

Mikey.
May 10th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Ohhhh Vika was crying near the end :sad::hug:

serenus_2k8
May 10th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Congrats, shes amazing this week!

TheBoiledEgg
May 10th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Vika had cramps

iPatty
May 10th, 2008, 12:42 PM
DINARA YOU ARE AMAZING!
Best week of the year for me, this has just been surreal. Never saw this coming.

Take the title you fat, untalented, acne-ridden, bad-mouthed Ruskie!

Dexter
May 10th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Congrats Dinara. :yeah:
Too bad Wika got injured in the 2nd set. :sad:

kwilliams
May 10th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Yeah Safina seems to be the most deserving of the remaining four.

Mikey.
May 10th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Congrats Dinara. :yeah:
Too bad Wika got injured in the 2nd set. :sad:

When did she get injured and how?

DownTheLine21
May 10th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Good win for Safina. Azarenka was playing so well, but she got tight at the end of the first set and made some embarrassing net attempts. In the second set, Safina continued to play well, but Azarenka's level dropped. She could barely move at the end, so I hope she isn't injured.

Drimal
May 10th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Safina in the final of Berlin! :woohoo: :rocker2:

Great fight from Dinara from 3:4* down! :worship:

Viktoria was almost in tears at the end. :awww:

Now hoping for an all Russian final!

Destiny
May 10th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Great going Safina deserve to be in this great position hope you win :woohoo:

Nederlander RUS
May 10th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Hooooray!!!! Well done, Dinara! await for Elena :)

Dexter
May 10th, 2008, 12:45 PM
When did she get injured and how?I didn't follow the entire set, but in the last games she couldn't move at all. In the interview Dinara said that Wika told her she was cramping.

goldenlox
May 10th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Dinara and Vika play round 1 in Rome.
Dinara has a match to play before that.

Chunchun
May 10th, 2008, 12:47 PM
When did she get injured and how?

yeah i was wondering too. There was no slipping no falling no scratching nothing. and at 4-6 1-4 she just walk out with tears and say she is injured??? That's not convincing at all. Maybe she bited her tongue when she was drinking at the break??

Poova
May 10th, 2008, 12:47 PM
Dinara :)

You deserve to win this event, but I want Elena to win. :p But wouldn't be sad if you won it, cause as I said you've earned it. ;)

DownTheLine21
May 10th, 2008, 12:48 PM
yeah i was wondering too. There was no slipping no falling no scratching nothing. and at 4-6 1-4 she just walk out with tears and say she is injured??? That's not convincing at all. Maybe she bited her tongue when she was drinking at the break??

Oh please. She was obviously cramping. She could barely move her legs toward the end of the second set and had to bend over to hit backhands, rather than moving to get in position.

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 10th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Wow... who have foreseen Dinara being in the final, except maybe her fans? :eek:

Good job girl... she might win the whole thing! :yeah:

lilimi
May 10th, 2008, 12:53 PM
I didn't follow the entire set, but in the last games she couldn't move at all. In the interview Dinara said that Wika told her she was cramping.

acording to french commentators, she got injured on her left knee whenn she tried to return one of dinara killer backhand.
it's a shame victoria couldn't fight till the end. the match was good quality, like all the matches i've seen so far from this tournament. i love clay, it's real game:)i hope it will be the same at RG.
well deserved final for dinara :bounce:

homogenius
May 10th, 2008, 12:53 PM
I didn't follow the entire set, but in the last games she couldn't move at all. In the interview Dinara said that Wika told her she was cramping.

Commentators where saying it was her left knee :shrug:

Viktymise
May 10th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Terrific 1st set.

Shame for Vika that she got injured though. :sad:

Mikey.
May 10th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Oh please. She was obviously cramping. She could barely move her legs toward the end of the second set and had to bend over to hit backhands, rather than moving to get in position.

Hmmm. Yeah, I noticed at the end it looked like she could hardly keep the ball in the court. She was just like leaning over to return instead of doing the split step and jumping to return. At least she got to the semis, that's her first of a Tier 1. She should be happy she got this far. Next time she might get to the final. :hug:

Too bad she couldn't build on the several breaks she got in that first set though. :o She needs to work on her mental game really urgently. She smashes her racquet and throws more tantrums than any other player I know. :unsure:

Dodoboy.
May 10th, 2008, 12:58 PM
Safina :eek:
Great week... and backing up the big wins!

The title is yours!

The Kaz
May 10th, 2008, 12:58 PM
Dinara :eek:

Vika :sobbing:

Il Primo!
May 10th, 2008, 01:00 PM
First time I see Vika playing. She so grunts like Pova. too bad she got injured. She's still promising though. :hug:

Brava Dinara :worship: She derserves that final and hopefully it will be an all Russian affair.

adrovi
May 10th, 2008, 01:09 PM
Congrats Dinara ;);)
Vika :sad:

Piotr'ek
May 10th, 2008, 01:10 PM
When did she get injured and how?

She just got tired playing two weeks in a row.

~|Naomi|~
May 10th, 2008, 01:15 PM
DINARA YOU ARE AMAZING!
Best week of the year for me, this has just been surreal. Never saw this coming.

Take the title you fat, untalented, acne-ridden, bad-mouthed Ruskie!
:haha:

new-york
May 10th, 2008, 01:17 PM
too bad that Vika couldn't do better but it's nice to see Dinara back up the good wins.

good luck in the final.

shrOOf
May 10th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Vika :sad: :(

Derek.
May 10th, 2008, 01:42 PM
Well done, Dinara. ;)

Vika. :sad:
Still a good week. :hug:

cn ireland
May 10th, 2008, 01:42 PM
Well done Dinara:). Good to see she's kept up her level from the last few days.

FedererBulgaria
May 10th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Well done Dinara!Great tournament !:worship:

G&R
May 10th, 2008, 01:46 PM
great dinara..now take the title!!! however it's an amazing week for her

Cat123
May 10th, 2008, 01:55 PM
Dinara, take the title! :bounce:

Then give the family tennis brain back to your brother, k thanks. :angel:

hablo
May 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Now win the tournie, Dinara!

You can do it! Udachi!

Zombielicious
May 10th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Congrats Dinara! :)

Go for the title! :yeah:

harloo
May 10th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Good win for Safina. Azarenka was playing so well, but she got tight at the end of the first set and made some embarrassing net attempts. In the second set, Safina continued to play well, but Azarenka's level dropped. She could barely move at the end, so I hope she isn't injured.

I really like Azarenka's game. She's the future and with just a few more years on tour she'll be a force.

Congrats Dinara on having a great week. Good Luck in the Finals!!:worship::worship:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 10th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Vika!:sad: :hug: Congrats Dinara!:)

ChriS.
May 10th, 2008, 03:17 PM
yeah i was wondering too. There was no slipping no falling no scratching nothing. and at 4-6 1-4 she just walk out with tears and say she is injured??? That's not convincing at all. Maybe she bited her tongue when she was drinking at the break??Maybe you should do the same!

ChriS.
May 10th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Azarenka was so immature. Started off so well but ended up acting like a spoilt child. I am sure she got cramp but she had already given up by that time as she knew she was going to lose.

gmak
May 10th, 2008, 03:36 PM
well done Dinara :yeah: :woohoo: :D ;) :crazy:
great match again :D

Vika :sad: :hug: hope it isn't too serious

Harju.
May 10th, 2008, 04:01 PM
Vika :hug:
Hope she'd feel better.

Dina :yeah:

Spiritof42
May 10th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Vika :sad: Not another injury:bigcry:
Congrats to Safina, she's earned her spot in the final, no question about it.

goldenlox
May 10th, 2008, 07:08 PM
The important part of this for Dinara is to maintain this level. She can play on all surfaces.
If she keeps this level of play, she can make a run at a YEC spot.

MrSerenaWilliams
May 10th, 2008, 08:27 PM
That first set was :eek::worship:

Dinara :yeah:

vadin124
May 10th, 2008, 09:24 PM
i'm now officially a supporter of Azarenka...it was so brave of her to continue playing and let Dinara experience that winning feeling:hug:

RandomShot
May 10th, 2008, 10:00 PM
She's having an amazing tournament, it'd be nice if she won the final :yeah:

Sammy 4 eva!!!
May 11th, 2008, 12:29 AM
Dinara :bowdown: