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Demska
May 10th, 2008, 02:31 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

The ownage of Ivanovic continues :drool:

Saved SP in the second at *45 adv Ana :drool:

5-0 H2H now :banana:

Serbian Slayer :hearts:

Take the title mighty blonde one :hearts:

Shoulderpova
May 10th, 2008, 02:32 PM
OMG Lena:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Mikey.
May 10th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Ana :sobbing:

I think the pressure got to her this week. She hasn't played that well at all in Berlin this year.

SloKid
May 10th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Ownage continues. :D

Well played Elena :banana: :banana:

TheBoiledEgg
May 10th, 2008, 02:32 PM
oh Lena :woohoo: ;) :D :)

got edgy near end but she did it :yeah: :) :)

Hant11
May 10th, 2008, 02:33 PM
yeahhhh congrats lena

A Magicman
May 10th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Thank you, Elena. You have made my day.

No. Actually Dinara did - but that was a nice win, though. :)

The Kaz
May 10th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Lena D :drool:

And she beat Ivanovic easier than she did Janky so im happy :devil:

Michael!
May 10th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Great match :drool:
Amazing first set :hearts:
Good fight in the 2nd set :yeah:

Now win the final! ;)

hablo
May 10th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Awesome, Dementieva !

Just awesome. :bowdown:

Geisha
May 10th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Dementieva has had a great year! =)

Kworb
May 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM
DEMENTIEVA: 19 winners, 11 UE
IVANOVIC: 22 winners, 21 UE

.:sk:.
May 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Ana :bigcry: :hug:

Elena :bounce: you deserve the final :yeah:

Ivan.
May 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Lena :yeah:

roxi
May 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Bravo Elena!!!

The Daviator
May 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Ana played so bad, I can't believe she managed to get to set point, Elena definitely deserved the win, well done to her :)

cometz9
May 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Win the title tomorrow Lena :kiss: :hearts: she saved 1 sp at *4-5

kfh_9118
May 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Elena :bounce: :woohoo:

Congrats and good luck in the final, will be very tough against Dinara, but you can do it!

And she will be ranked #7 regardless of what happen in the final :yeah:

Mashafaaaaan
May 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
The worst N2 player in the world:lol::lol::lol: oh I forgot N3 now:devil:

Viktymise
May 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
:woohoo: :banana:

Wonderful. :yeah:

First set was so good from Lena. She completely OWNED Ivanovic.

Nikkiri
May 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Well done :). Elena played great.. Ana not so much. Well deserved win for Lena.

Ana get your shit together before RG please.

Beat
May 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
all-russian final :yeah:

i'm really curious what dementieva will do at roland garros.

Drimal
May 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Elena in the final of Berlin :banana: :banana:

This was some great stuff from Lena! Especially in first with no DF, 2/2 on BPs and no BP on her serve. In second a bit more close but at the end a well deserved victory over Berlin Champion! :worship:

Elena owns Ana (4-0)! :drool:

Auf geht's tomorrow Elena!

Just Do It
May 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
What a tournament :spit:

Sefo
May 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Elena, win the final.
Ana, your game is awful for a #2.

DownTheLine21
May 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
In all honesty, I'm shocked that Ana got it to 5-5 in the second set. Her forehand was SOOOO wild. I can't believe how many of them were 5-10 feet passed the baseline.

requiem
May 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Congrats to Lena

I haven't watched her for a while, since when did she started serving 10- double faults. And not only that but serving quite good.

Anči :hug:

Wild, wild, wild forhand. And in crucial games, also couple of backhand errors. Oh well.

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 10th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Crap :sad:

Well, on to Rome then.... hope for better result. :)

TennisFanForever
May 10th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Yes Elena :woohoo:

Back to n°7 in the world now :D

What a match tomorrow vs Safina :eek: it could be a great great match :yippee: with Elena winning of course :bounce:

Ben.
May 10th, 2008, 02:36 PM
well done lena :yeah:
more consistent in the end & that payed off nicely :)

ana :sad: :hug:
wish you were in the final instead, but a semi is still a good result though.

Dementinator
May 10th, 2008, 02:36 PM
well well well well.... whaddya know, str8 sets as well.

That so easily coulda been a piece of piss had Lena not wasted many opportunites, still she was playing the world number 2 for a place in a Tier One final, no one said it would be easy.

Sorry Ana, you keep trying, you keep losing, I am afraid ownage continues and once again YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED!

Rerun
May 10th, 2008, 02:36 PM
and the strongest forehand of the WTAtour wins again...how pretty you're Lena on camera :hearts:
please, tomorrow win the match :)

Kai
May 10th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Lena :hearts: :banana:

samsam4087
May 10th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Well done Elena

homogenius
May 10th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Horrible match from Ivanovic.Some of her errors were ridiculous.She was frustrated but still fought well in the 2nd.Dementieva was solid though and serve quite well.

SOA_MC
May 10th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Sad for Ana:sad: but I have no problems with Elena well done and goodluck in final:yeah:

adrovi
May 10th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Elena :bounce:
Ana :sad:

Maria Croft
May 10th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Dementieva sure knows when to step up her game, congrats :)

Emina.
May 10th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Congrats Elena :worship:

Blu€
May 10th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Perfect Elena!!! Nice run!

Safina - Dementieva :worship::worship::bounce:

domon17th
May 10th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Watching this match it almost sounds stupid that Ivanovic is credited for having one of the best forehands in the game. Powerful yes but too inconsistent. Dementieva's forehand on the other hand is pure beauty, especially her crosscourt shots. It's dramatic how effective her serve was too. Should be a good final.

The Russians march on.

Tennis90
May 10th, 2008, 02:39 PM
ANA :hug::hug::hug:
It was too hard to win today,but she had to play two matches it`s ok.But I wanted her soooo much to win today,maybe too much,and maybe there was too much pressure.Ana we love you!!! :worship::worship::worship:

Congrats to Elena.I hope she will win the title...

Dexter
May 10th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Ana's played worst tennis in ages and she still managed to get to the SF. :lol:
Good luck in Rome, there's no Dementiewa so win it! :hug:

Go Dinara in the final! :devil:

Andreas
May 10th, 2008, 02:40 PM
The worst N2 player in the world:lol::lol::lol: oh I forgot N3 now:devil:
yea, but she is also the best as there is only one who can be ranked no. 2 sweety :kiss:

Really bad perfomance, but it's positive that Ana can play at her bottom level and still manage to reach the semifinal.

Good luck in the final Dinara :)

joćo.
May 10th, 2008, 02:40 PM
YAY! Congrats Lena! Now take the title and make it #2 of the year. :) :D
And Lena gets the #7 as a reward and, most importantly, Masha #2!!! :D

Sassy-Na
May 10th, 2008, 02:40 PM
elena def ana again :eek:

justine schnyder
May 10th, 2008, 02:40 PM
Yesssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Elena for making my day! :bounce: :bounce:

:woohoo: :woohoo:

Shoulderpova
May 10th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Annoynovic can kiss her number 2 ranking goodbye now :drool::banana:

Costanza
May 10th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Anci:sad::hearts:
:worship:True sportmanship from Ana at 2-2 in second set:worship:
And now to Roma:drive:

DownTheLine21
May 10th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Watching this match it almost sounds stupid that Ivanovic is credited for having one of the best forehands in the game. Powerful yes but too inconsistent. Dementieva's forehand on the other hand is pure beauty, especially her crosscourt shots. It's dramatic how effective her serve was too. Should be a good final.

The Russians march on.

Well, this was the most inconsistent it's been since the French Open final last year (maybe even more so).

IMPOSSIBLE
May 10th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Amazing hitting Elena :yeah:

Good luck in the final :)

DragonFlame
May 10th, 2008, 02:42 PM
expected win, the golden goddess continues! :woohoo: Great first set elena!, edgy in the second but you stayed tough mentally and came through because of experience. WELL DONE! Good serving too!:eek:

NOW WIN THE FINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce:

AndreConrad
May 10th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Congrats Elena :yeah:

muniu
May 10th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Congrats Ana! Sf with this form :eek:

miffedmax
May 10th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Even given that Ana already played a set this a.m. I still expected this one to go three,which it nearly did. So I won't gloat too much, because I respect the effort even though I'm not a big Ana fan.

A title here would be great, but I hope Lena's not peaking too soon. But it would be great if she could claim title #10. It doesn't put you on the GOAT list, but it definitely puts you in a fairly select group.

Andreas
May 10th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Annoynovic can kiss her number 2 ranking goodbye now :drool::banana:
But she'll get it back again soon - maybe not for so long, because then she's no. 1 :kiss:

SOA_MC
May 10th, 2008, 02:43 PM
The worst N2 player in the world:lol::lol::lol: oh I forgot N3 now:devil:

Yeah you got me there I admit if Nadal played Ana, Nadal would win

ChriS.
May 10th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Fantastic Elena, such style and beauty. She was so positive and never gave Ana a chance to settle. She just about held herself together to win the second set. Ana had no consistency but she never stopped smiling and was such a great sport even giving Ana the point on a ball which was called out.

Wayn77
May 10th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Commanding performance from the delightful Ms Dementieva - congrats. :)

Kampi
May 10th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Great win for Elena.:worship::D:worship: She owns Ana, that's for sure. But to be honest, there are always players you have trouble with and Elena looks strong right now. New found confidence and a pretty good season so far are the main reasons. Beating my big fav yesterday:sad: and now a confirming win against Ana. Well done Elena and good luck for the final.

Tennis90
May 10th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Anci:sad::hearts:
:worship:True sportmanship from Ana at 2-2 in second set:worship:
And now to Roma:drive:

Yes,and doesn`t have any points to defend there!!!
Ajde Anci!!!:bounce:

DownTheLine21
May 10th, 2008, 02:47 PM
I think Elena is playing better tennis than she did to reach her GS finals in 2004. She's so much more consistent now, and the serve is not as much of a liability. I'm no longer nervous that every important point might be a DF.

cn ireland
May 10th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Well done Elena!!! She played brilliantly (despite being a bit shaky in the 2nd set) and deserved to make the final.

Ana hard luck, but I still think she can be a major contender at RG this year.

Fidello
May 10th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Elena really owns Ana - but only Ana. I hate players like that

No Name Face
May 10th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Ana played so bad, I can't believe she managed to get to set point, Elena definitely deserved the win, well done to her :)

of course ana played bad. just like the other three/four times.

anyway, well done lena. i went to take a shower at 4-5 ana in the second and by the time i got back it was MP lena. now this lena...she is good.

ever since moscow lena has been really good. i'd like to thank my other favorite, serena, for losing to her that one time. :angel:

dany.p
May 10th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Ana struggled so much throughout the tournament, i guess this loss shouldn't be a surprise. it seems like she just couldn't cope with all the pressure and it showed in all her matches.

Nice play from Dementieva, she was the better player and deserved to win today. Her seasons coming along quite well, but RG's gonna be the real test. I just have a feeling she going to falter on the big stage.

Adal
May 10th, 2008, 02:54 PM
Good job Elena :worship:

The Daviator
May 10th, 2008, 03:01 PM
of course ana played bad. just like the other three/four times.

anyway, well done lena. i went to take a shower at 4-5 ana in the second and by the time i got back it was MP lena. now this lena...she is good.

ever since moscow lena has been really good. i'd like to thank my other favorite, serena, for losing to her that one time. :angel:

In this match, Ana played bad. Her FH was atrocious.

miffedmax
May 10th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Elena really owns Ana - but only Ana. I hate players like that

Well, you can start rooting for Dulko, who is 2-0 against Lena.

DownTheLine21
May 10th, 2008, 03:02 PM
In this match, Ana played bad. Her FH was atrocious.

It became sort of hilarious how many forehands were 8+ feet over the baseline.

Mileen
May 10th, 2008, 03:02 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

V-MAC
May 10th, 2008, 03:03 PM
:bounce:

btw, I thought Ana crying at the 6-5 changeover 2nd set was a bit much, its only a tennis match love :shrug:

Kworb
May 10th, 2008, 03:05 PM
I don't think Ana was that bad, I mean she had more winners than UE. Her forehand was inconsistent only because she kept trying to hit impossible winners from difficult positions. A little more patience and trying to construct points would've helped her a lot. But maybe she felt like she couldn't give Lena the initiative.

V-MAC
May 10th, 2008, 03:06 PM
of course ana played bad. just like the other three/four times.

anyway, well done lena. i went to take a shower at 4-5 ana in the second and by the time i got back it was MP lena. now this lena...she is good.

ever since moscow lena has been really good. i'd like to thank my other favorite, serena, for losing to her that one time. :angel:

Yep watching a match with two attractive women can make you wanna do that alright :lol:

nicidle
May 10th, 2008, 03:07 PM
Great win again!

Hashim.
May 10th, 2008, 03:07 PM
Elena:hearts::woohoo:

SOA_MC
May 10th, 2008, 03:07 PM
In this match, Ana played bad. Her FH was atrocious.

Lets not be like those fans that make excuses for every lost *Ahem shoulder injury* lets just congratulate Elena and move on.:)

beecharmer
May 10th, 2008, 03:09 PM
Fantastic Elena, such style and beauty. She was so positive and never gave Ana a chance to settle. She just about held herself together to win the second set. Ana had no consistency but she never stopped smiling and was such a great sport even giving Ana the point on a ball which was called out.

Yeah apart from the paddy she threw on the 6-5 changeover....

dropshot13th
May 10th, 2008, 03:11 PM
congrats elena

Andreas
May 10th, 2008, 03:12 PM
She was just frustrated with how everything worked against her. It's not like she's a crybaby or something ..

BuTtErFrEnA
May 10th, 2008, 03:13 PM
awwww...poor ana :sad:
but lena d still won so i'm still happy :)

LCS
May 10th, 2008, 03:16 PM
Great match from Elena...tennis is beautiful when Elena is on....:hearts:

Let us not forget that the "lesser server" today aced more and double-faulted less than the "big-server"...:lol:

LudwigDvorak
May 10th, 2008, 03:16 PM
Ana must be frustrated she can't figure out Elena yet. I can't see any other reason she'd be crying...

Once Ana beats her, I'd expect her to dominate the H2H, or at least beat her more frequently. But until then, I will enjoy two wins this year over a deserving world #2, especially on my favorite's second worst surface. Although who knows, she's 7-1 on clay this year, maybe the added topspin in her game has helped her clay-court game out? :shrug:

Ana did well to fight through three tough opponents while she was at a low level. Keep going Elena. :)

DownTheLine21
May 10th, 2008, 03:16 PM
LOL! I love the title on the WTA Main Page:

"Dementieva Continues Ivanovic Mastery"

Andreas
May 10th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Great match from Elena...tennis is beautiful when Elena is on....:hearts:

Let us not forget that the "lesser server" today aced more and double-faulted less than the "big-server"...:lol:

As I know, Dementieva made more double faults than Ana .. :confused:

Imperfect Angel
May 10th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Ana :awww: :hug:
Lena :woohoo: :banana: Now win the title!:devil: :p

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 10th, 2008, 03:27 PM
LOL! I love the title on the WTA Main Page:

"Dementieva Continues Ivanovic Mastery"

LOL, the WTA just stole that title from the BBC. The BBC used it for when Serena beat Sharapova in Charleston.

DEETHELICK
May 10th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Elena was the better player in set 1. She really struck the ball well and was aggressive, mixing up the direction of her shots. In set 2, the turning point came when Elena had numerous opportunities to go up 4-2, but lapsed. Thats how Ana really got some confidence and played a little better. But her forehand was too wild.

Elena was certainly the better player and took on the ball when she needed to. She was also very solid. But we always knew Elena's groundies are world class. Ana needs to rework that FH, but she is a very classy and lovely player. On BP she knew Elena's ball was in (despite being called out) and made no fuss, simply went to sit down (even whilst the umpire was still checking).

If it wasn't Elena against Ana, I would have been rooting for Ana. But good luck to Elena tomorrow... two Top 5 players in a row. Now just needs to up her level as she has a week off next week.

Udachi Elena! :D

P_Fer
May 10th, 2008, 03:31 PM
:bounce: Excellent win Elena! :yeah: Good luck in the final!

The Daviator
May 10th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Lets not be like those fans that make excuses for every lost *Ahem shoulder injury* lets just congratulate Elena and move on.:)

Well I'm not gonna pretend that Ana played well, her FH was waaaay off, and it's her best shot, strange, but Elena deserved to win, she has Ana's number anyway.

Svetlana.
May 10th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Russians rock this year :worship: :angel: :lick:

InsideOut.
May 10th, 2008, 03:43 PM
Ana...I don't know what to say. Forehand was wild, but all I can say is how I admire you for being such a sport. The Sportsmanship Award was well deserved.

Good luck for Rome Ana!

Elena...if only it had been someone else...you played great, served great, moved great... the better player today, I guess.

JujulCactus
May 10th, 2008, 03:44 PM
:woohoo:

A good match :yeah:
Hope you will win against Safina :)

Destiny
May 10th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Yeah :woohoo: Good on you Elena

Ana :ras:

lilimi
May 10th, 2008, 03:49 PM
well, not a surprise...the only good match i saw from Ana this year was at Indian Wells final :o the good news is that she managed to make a grand slam final and win a tier one :) but still, today her game was awful.
:bounce: elena! she really played greatly :hearts:

gmak
May 10th, 2008, 03:52 PM
oh :yeah: :woohoo: :aparty: :devil: :worship: :D :hug:
what an awesome day :)

Lena :kiss: i love you
so many reasons to be happy :angel:

1) Lena is in a Tier1 final again
2) Lena has beaten Jankovic and Ivanovic back-to-back
3) Lena continues the mastery of Ana
4) Lena only hit 1 DF today
5) Lena plays Dinara in an all-Russian final :drool:
6) Lena is finally gone past Chakvetadze in the rankings
7) Masha is back to No2! :p

Spiritof42
May 10th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Well done Lena. Having a solid year so far. :yeah:

Ana :hug:

TennisPlayingFox
May 10th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Nice job Lena! Way to go beating Ivaonovic again! Good luck in the final!

Vamos Feńa
May 10th, 2008, 03:57 PM
great! :yeah: :D playing insanely good in Berlin, finally btw ;)
Ana :hug: although I'm not your fan I feel sorry for that changeover at 6:5, she wasn't crying but looked as if she had no clue how to figure out Lena... her bh was way much better than fh today, good luck in Rome :)

jonny84
May 10th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Such a good win for Elena. Hopefully she can take the title and get another Tier I title - looks good for Roland Garros too :hug:

spiritedenergy
May 10th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Ana:sad::hug:

Anyways I'm proud of you, you still managed to beat Szavay and reach the semifinal off-form. You still need to learn how to handle the pressure:secret:

Elena, well all I can say is congratulations for beating JJ and Ana back to back. Dementieva surely deserves a higher ranking right now.

KV
May 10th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Lena :yeah:

Slutati
May 10th, 2008, 04:17 PM
:rolls::rolls::rolls:
This is getting funny. Well done Elena, great score:yeah:

hotandspicey
May 10th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Dementieva the Serbian slayer. :hatoff: on reaching the final. Very well done.

Freakshow
May 10th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Elena :banana:

Dexter
May 10th, 2008, 04:53 PM
I don't think Ana was that bad, I mean she had more winners than UE. Her forehand was inconsistent only because she kept trying to hit impossible winners from difficult positions. A little more patience and trying to construct points would've helped her a lot. But maybe she felt like she couldn't give Lena the initiative.God, you're funny. :tape::lol:

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 10th, 2008, 04:54 PM
OMG Lena, you're in the final in Berlin!! :sobbing: :hearts: :worship:

disco_rage
May 10th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Well done Elena, great performance.

Talita Kumi
May 10th, 2008, 04:57 PM
noooo :sobbing:

Nikkiri
May 10th, 2008, 04:58 PM
God, you're funny. :tape::lol:

He's said that every day :haha:

goldenlox
May 10th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Elena is having one of her best years. If she adds this title to Dubai, she will come into Paris with a lot confidence.

Marcelo.
May 10th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Yesss Elena ! Now win the final :bounce:

Nemo_Kool
May 10th, 2008, 05:37 PM
wow well played elena...serena has competition in rising up the rankings...at this rate, based on form serena and elena could rplace any of the top5 (bar pova-purely on defending points) by the end of the year or even wimbledon!

morningglory
May 10th, 2008, 06:07 PM
how in the world could the H2H be that lopsided? Ana should be able to eat that serve for breakfast lunch and dinner....

LudwigDvorak
May 10th, 2008, 06:14 PM
how in the world could the H2H be that lopsided? Ana should be able to eat that serve for breakfast lunch and dinner....

Because Elena has a solid serve she can place fairly deep into the backhand corner wide and has an effective first serve down the T to the backhand.

Ana's power doesn't intimidate Elena, anyway. Even when she serves to the forehand and Ana blasts it back to Elena, she can do something with it, usually.

It's just a mismatch. Ana will figure her out one day, unfortunately.

Derek.
May 10th, 2008, 06:19 PM
Great job, Elena! :D

Given Elena's H2H vs. Ana and the fact that Ana has struggled all week long, Elena was the favorite, IMO.

DOUBLEFIST
May 10th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Congrats Elena! Impressive win! Well done!

Bruno71
May 10th, 2008, 06:25 PM
well well well well.... whaddya know, str8 sets as well.

That so easily coulda been a piece of piss had Lena not wasted many opportunites, still she was playing the world number 2 for a place in a Tier One final, no one said it would be easy.

Sorry Ana, you keep trying, you keep losing, I am afraid ownage continues and once again YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED!

Unfortunately, Lena's worst fan is her "Captain." Really makes me want Dinara to take her out now.

But well done to Lena anyway, she's having a great tournament.

Matt01
May 10th, 2008, 06:33 PM
how in the world could the H2H be that lopsided? Ana should be able to eat that serve for breakfast lunch and dinner....


Ana played like crap in this match, her forehand didn't work at all and reminded me of the AO final...when Ana plays half-decent she indeed should make short work of Dementieva on a normal day :angel:

goldenlox
May 10th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Ana has never had that normal day.

cellophane
May 10th, 2008, 06:40 PM
:drool:

Optima
May 10th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Elena :eek: :drool:

patch.
May 10th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Elena simply outplayed Ana today :hearts:
Good Luck in the final :hug:

vesanto
May 10th, 2008, 08:07 PM
This is my 1000th post! :lol:

Well, I am very happy for Elena, she has a charming game and she always delivers intense matches. Hopefully she wins it tomorrow but it won't be easy, Safina is playing out of her mind.

By the way, this year it seems Elena reached a mature level...she seems confident out there, without big pressures, playing her game, very consistent and patient. I wouldn't be surprised if she wins a slam playing like this.

Poova
May 10th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Lena is SO GOOD this year! It's awesome, bar a bad loss in Sydney she's having one of her most consistent seasons ever. :drool:

Win the title! :dance:

Kworb
May 10th, 2008, 08:14 PM
God, you're funny. :tape::lol:
Why? I'm sorry you didn't get to watch the match. :sad: Ana played well in the second set, she almost won it even. But like I said, she went for way too much. More winners than errors, on clay, vs. Dementieva, is not playing badly. :shrug:

Viktymise
May 10th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Ana played like crap in this match, her forehand didn't work at all and reminded me of the AO final...when Ana plays half-decent she indeed should make short work of Dementieva on a normal day :angel:

Yeah, like in Dubai.

Cp6uja
May 10th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Ana played bad in every match this week in Berlin, so Elena is simple too good for that level of play (even Szavay also, but she choke). Atleast in this crazy week for favorites Ana survive longer than Nadal, Federer, Henin, Serena... :devil:

I wish good luck to Elena tommoroe in final and of course to Ana:angel: in Paris (i realy dont care about her result next week in Rome).

Serenidad.
May 10th, 2008, 08:46 PM
:haha: No squeals and squeaks for her today.

Elena is very very solid. I'm so impressed with her form and points gaining. If only she had this serve in 04.

Dave.
May 10th, 2008, 09:21 PM
Elena :woohoo: Win the title girl! :hearts: I love this great, consistent form she is having this year. Not to get ahead, but if she wins Berlin tommorow she makes herself one of the favourites for the French.

Ana :hug: The positive sign is that she got all the way to the SF whilst playing below her best, and that is what true champions can do. Good luck in Rome. :yeah:

Shoulderpova
May 10th, 2008, 09:51 PM
No Ajde today :haha:
She hardly had a chance to scream Ajde though :haha:

celia
May 10th, 2008, 09:55 PM
:haha: No squeals and squeaks for her today.

Elena is very very solid. I'm so impressed with her form and points gaining. If only she had this serve in 04.

Believe it or not, she found a way to do it on clay !!

Look at that video, at 9:02 ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKYTbVCOfI0

Josh.
May 10th, 2008, 10:01 PM
:dance: Fantastic.

No Name Face
May 10th, 2008, 10:48 PM
Yep watching a match with two attractive women can make you wanna do that alright :lol:

:lol: :lol:

oh yes, those attractive livescores :drool:

No Name Face
May 10th, 2008, 11:02 PM
wow well played elena...serena has competition in rising up the rankings...at this rate, based on form serena and elena could rplace any of the top5 (bar pova-purely on defending points) by the end of the year or even wimbledon!

and that would be my dream come true.
my girls are playing so well right now, it definitely pays to be a fan of both.
but on the other hand, my distant third, chakvetadze, sucks ass this year. oh well. lena and serena mean a lot more.

serena #1 and lena #2
or
lena #1 and serena #2

:drool:

kinglear
May 11th, 2008, 02:39 AM
Has anyone noticed that Elena has returned to her flashier flat groundstrokes that have become her trademark and made her famous, instead of the top spin she used in Dubai? Her form reminds me of how she played throughout the 2004 Roland Garros. :) Even the female commentator (I think Jo Durie) said "it just comes off the racquet!" And I even remember John McEnroe saying that the way she rotates her body into the ball allows her to not even swing that hard. She's more body and not wrist I'm interpreting that to mean.

LudwigDvorak
May 11th, 2008, 03:24 AM
I did not notice that. She doesn't look flashy at all, actually. :lol: She beat Ana using the same play she did in Dubai...she's maybe hitting a little flatter, but she's mixing up the topspin with the flatness really well. She's sliding and moving great too.

She isn't getting it all right, of course, but I like what variety I've seen in her game in Berlin. She was very one-dimensional in Charleston, which I saw live in person, and I left kind of flat about her on clay. Probably why I complained about her on it so much...

kinglear
May 11th, 2008, 04:48 AM
I did not notice that. She doesn't look flashy at all, actually. :lol: She beat Ana using the same play she did in Dubai...she's maybe hitting a little flatter, but she's mixing up the topspin with the flatness really well. She's sliding and moving great too.

She isn't getting it all right, of course, but I like what variety I've seen in her game in Berlin. She was very one-dimensional in Charleston, which I saw live in person, and I left kind of flat about her on clay. Probably why I complained about her on it so much...

She played a bit flashier against Jankovic, but that's what I noticed.

Sassy-Na
May 11th, 2008, 05:30 AM
new serbian slayer :lol:

bellascarlett
May 11th, 2008, 06:41 AM
LENAAAAA!!!!!! :woohoo: Knew it! Well done! Take the title! :dance:

DokicPova
May 11th, 2008, 12:08 PM
lmaoooo