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LudwigDvorak
May 11th, 2008, 02:03 AM
2003 Doha F - Myskina def. Likhovtseva 63 61

2004 Doha F - Myskina def. Kuznetsova 46 64 64
2004 Paris F - Myskina def. Dementieva 61 62
2004 Flushing Meadows F - Kuznetsova def. Dementieva 63 75
2004 Hasselt F - Dementieva def. Bovina 06 60 64
2004 Moscow F - Myskina def. Dementieva 75 60

2006 Indian Wells F - Sharapova def. Dementieva 61 62
2006 Miami F - Kuznetsova def. Sharapova 63 64
2006 Moscow F - Chakvetadze def. Petrova 64 64
2006 Linz F - Sharapova def. Petrova 75 62

2007 Hobart F - Chakvetadze def. Bardina 63 76(3)

2008 Doha F - Sharapova def. Zvonareva 61 26 60
2008 Dubai F - Dementieva def. Kuznetsova 46 63 62
2008 Berlin F - Safina def. Dementieva 36 62 62
2008 Beijing F - Dementieva def. Safina 36 75 63
2008 Tokyo F - Safina def. Kuznetsova 61 63

Myskina: 4-0
Sharapova: 3-1
Chakvetadze: 2-0
Safina: 2-1
Kuznetsova: 2-3
Dementieva: 3-5
Petrova: 0-2
Likhovtseva: 0-1
Bardina: 0-1
Zvonareva: 0-1
Bovina: 0-1

Keep going, Russian girls. :hearts:

Il Primo!
May 11th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Nastya was the boss. Damn I hope she comes back hungry and fierce.

danieln1
May 11th, 2008, 02:11 AM
Anastasia owns the Russians!

ElusiveChanteuse
May 11th, 2008, 02:25 AM
Lena :help:

SOA_MC
May 11th, 2008, 02:44 AM
Does a Russian V Russian final really have any effect on the match? I don't think so

Pheobo
May 11th, 2008, 02:48 AM
all this did was remind me of how close Nastya was to being #1 in 2004 :sad:


Come back to us!!!

Stamp Paid
May 11th, 2008, 03:22 AM
And not even 1 memorable match. Please defy all expectations tomorrow ladies.

njnetswill
May 11th, 2008, 03:55 AM
None in 2005. :eek:

Only 1 in 2007, early and it was Chak vs Bardina. :spit:

DimaDinosaur
May 11th, 2008, 04:13 AM
Go Russia!

alwayshingis
May 11th, 2008, 04:31 AM
Does a Russian V Russian final really have any effect on the match? I don't think so

Yes. They always speak about how much they want to be Russian #1 and prove they are the best of the Russians.

AcesHigh
May 11th, 2008, 04:32 AM
Wow.. crazy how they happen in the even years.

LindsayRulz
May 11th, 2008, 05:25 AM
What was this 04 Hasselt final? 06 60 64 :tape:

PLP
May 11th, 2008, 05:29 AM
It should be a great final I think,
Dinara came close at Rome in 2006 against Hingis, she is definitely prime for another big title.

Still, Come on Lena!!!

LudwigDvorak
May 11th, 2008, 05:38 AM
What was this 04 Hasselt final? 06 60 64 :tape:

[ishouldbeasleep] Bovina was up 4-0 in the final too. [/notgoingtosleepanytimesoon]

LudwigDvorak
May 11th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Updated. Where will the Russians strike next? :lol:

Shoulderpova
May 11th, 2008, 09:51 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:
Keep making all-Russian finals, Russians :angel:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
May 11th, 2008, 10:02 PM
I don´t want more russian finals with Elena being one of the players on court

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 11th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Updated. Where will the Russians strike next? :lol:

In Montreal. :angel:

F-R-E-A-K
May 12th, 2008, 01:03 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

F-R-E-A-K
May 12th, 2008, 01:05 AM
Bovina was up 4-0 in the final too.


:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:


Bovina :hug: :hug:

LudwigDvorak
Aug 16th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Update.

lilimi
Aug 16th, 2008, 12:49 PM
Davaiiii!!!!

Demska
Aug 16th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Time to rise lena :rocker:

RenaSlam.
Aug 16th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Davai Safina! Davai!!!

Dinara is 32-3 since before Berlin :eek:

15 matches in a row :eek:

goldenlox
Aug 16th, 2008, 03:55 PM
All Russian Olympic final with Sharapova in the US.
Lena and Dinara combined to win the key Fed Cup championship match against Pierce and Mauresmo.
Dinara was a 2 year old sleeping next to the courts as her mom taught Elena, Anastasia Marat and Anna 20 years ago.

Dodoboy.
Aug 16th, 2008, 03:57 PM
I wish Serena did her winning streak at the 'right time' in the year :lol:

The gap there are no slams she does that!

Adal
Aug 16th, 2008, 04:05 PM
The most important all-Russian final since 2004 :)

LeRoy.
Aug 16th, 2008, 04:13 PM
2-5

Dementieva :help:

Irina123
Aug 16th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Dinara was a 2 year old sleeping next to the courts as her mom taught Elena, Anastasia Marat and Anna 20 years ago.
Anna wasn't coached by Rausa ;)

sharapovarulz1
Aug 16th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Good luck Safina, she must surely win this!

Mikey B
Aug 16th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Wow.. crazy how they happen in the even years.

yeh i didnt realise that at all! it seems russians shine in the even years.. and a russian has won a slam every even year since 04...

goldenlox
Aug 16th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Anna wasn't coached by Rausa ;)For a while she was. Anna likes to tell that story, of Dinara sleeping right nearby

hankqq
Aug 16th, 2008, 05:25 PM
Thanks for the stats Ludwig. :)

OsloErik
Aug 16th, 2008, 09:06 PM
I think it's fitting that Likhovtseva played in the first one. Whether or not we acknowledge her as we should, she was a consistent top 40 player, the first of Russia (not USSR) to land in the top 40, and among the longest lasting in that journeywoman range of players. Plus, she played doubles with so many of the Russians when they were young and coming up. I think her presence in the sport had a tremendous impact on the Russian revolution. Helped give them a sense of comradery they might otherwise have lacked.

OsloErik
Aug 16th, 2008, 09:09 PM
Anna wasn't coached by Rausa ;)

Almost all the Russians were coached by Rausa at a young age. Her husband is the director of Spartak and she's one of the clutch coaches they had in their tennis facility in the 80's and early 90's. Anytime you wanted a coaching job in Russia, you had to go through their family or Shamil Tarpischev. They've really gotten a handle on a somewhat centralized training method that allows for a range of later development.

KV
Aug 16th, 2008, 09:10 PM
I think Anna started under the guidance of Olga.

Malva
Aug 16th, 2008, 09:11 PM
And not even 1 memorable match. Please defy all expectations tomorrow ladies.

Well, for me the Roland Garros Final in 2004 was a very memorable one, especially that I was then in Paris myself.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 16th, 2008, 09:23 PM
I am so happy ...

OsloErik
Aug 16th, 2008, 11:11 PM
I think Anna started under the guidance of Olga.

I believe the lovely Mother Safin(a) taught the elementary tennis students. As in day 1: how to hold a tennis racquet, how to turn your shoulders, and so on. Not as in big-time "you're going to be a pro, here's the best years of my life to get you there" coaching. Just the basics. I mean, if Safina was two and sleeping on a bench during those lessons, that would make the older kids 6 or 7 years old. And, even with good ones, you don't really get full time coaches until they know you won't get disinterested. They go through the Spartak system until they need more intensive training. Olga Morozova was a big part of the development a little bit later in life for a lot of the 20-somethings in Russian tennis. She also was pivotal in helping get overseas academy berths, if my sources are correct.

Mynarco
Aug 16th, 2008, 11:20 PM
Go Dinara, you start to own your russian :D

Xanadu11
Aug 17th, 2008, 03:20 AM
Elena has lost so many finals to fellow russians. She really NEEDS to win today. Her fans deserve it too.

That said, i'm cheering for Dinara :devil:

tennisbear7
Aug 17th, 2008, 04:03 AM
It's unfortunate that the Spartak club has produced so many mental headcases :help:

But go Lena. Take the gold.

LudwigDvorak
Aug 17th, 2008, 11:21 AM
3-5, better than 2-5. :yeah:

I hope USO is another all-Russian final.

LudwigDvorak
Sep 20th, 2008, 08:35 PM
There were five in 2004, and now there are five in 2008.

Third one with Dinara this year, but first not against Dementieva.

Tres exciting.

frontier
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:12 PM
still no slams in 4 yrs except for pova the American Russian...

goldenlox
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:14 PM
And a Russian sweep of all the Olympic tennis singles medals, without Sharapova there.
And now Kuznetsova is starting to play well again, and Maria will be back soon.

frontier
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:17 PM
the Russians can only count on pova winning a slam I am not sure about her disciples...Dementieva Safina should have won the Open but as usual that focus is not there

hankqq
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:18 PM
I like both players, but Davai Sveta-grab a title please it's been so long :sobbing:

frontier
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:20 PM
yeh i didnt realise that at all! it seems russians shine in the even years.. and a russian has won a slam every even year since 04...one Russian has done that and thats pova,if she is injured a Russian will not win a slam

Ellery
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Please win tomorrow Sveta! :scared:

RJWCapriati
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Don't expect it to be good.......you can't forget Svetlana's horrific record in finals in the past few years.

Matt01
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:30 PM
And a Russian sweep of all the Olympic tennis singles medals, without Sharapova there.
And now Kuznetsova is starting to play well again, and Maria will be back soon.


Soon? :tape:

Bероника
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Go Sveta!

Beny
Oct 27th, 2008, 09:18 PM
[ishouldbeasleep] Bovina was up 4-0 in the final too. [/notgoingtosleepanytimesoon]

I'm quite sure she was 4-1 up. not 4-0 up.. not that it matters much :lol: