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Jun 10th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Nadia made the 4th round of the AO, 3rd round FO. It's time for a good result at a major.

Jun 11th, 2008, 03:16 PM
At the moment, she acts better at Grand Slams than at other tournaments :/

Good luck for Wimby, Nadia :wavey:

Jun 14th, 2008, 09:57 PM
she plays eastbourne too
she meets peer in first round..good luck nadia

Jun 15th, 2008, 03:41 AM
Good luck in eastbourne and wimbledon nadia!

Jun 15th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Peer isn't in form, so I hope she will beat her!

Jun 15th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Peer isn't in form, so I hope she will beat her!

yes I hope it too

Jun 15th, 2008, 04:05 PM
and I hope that she find the form that "helped" her to climb the ranking till number 3

Jun 15th, 2008, 08:17 PM
nadia plays monday after mauresmo-cornet that will start at 13.00

Jun 15th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Eastbourne top half

Sveta Kuznetsova (1) - BYE
C Wozniacki v Q
S Stosur v K O'Brien
A Mauresmo v A Cornet (6)

V Zvonareva (3) - BYE
V Dushevina v Q
C Dellacqua v N Li
S Peer v N Petrova (8)

Jun 16th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Nadia beat Peer 62 62 to start her grass season

Jun 16th, 2008, 07:33 PM

Jun 17th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Good win, now against Na Li!

Jun 17th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Eastbourne R2 Petrova d. Li 6.2 6.7 6.3

Jun 17th, 2008, 09:11 PM
good wins for nadia..hope these bring her confidence back

Jun 18th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Yeah, good win! And Sveta is out (:sad:), so still more chances to go far in the draw.

Jun 18th, 2008, 09:36 PM
Nadia plays the third match of the day, against makarova who beat Vera....the matches will start at 11.30

Jun 18th, 2008, 11:54 PM
The draw is wide open for Nadia.
If this was 2006, I'd be very confident of a title.
But in 2008, just go one match at a time.
Win this QF.

Jun 19th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Nadia down a break *24. Not a well played start

Jun 19th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Nadia is playing better and her energy level is good. Excellent volleying
Up 64

Jun 19th, 2008, 03:29 PM
Nadia is playing fairly well. This form can do well at Wimbledon
64 *42

Jun 19th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Nadia wins 64 63. On to the SF with Stosur.

Jun 19th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Nadia played well and she enjoyed stay on the court, smiling sometimes.
good win...she can win this tournament. GL against stosur

Jun 19th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Stosur will be more aggressive than Katya. Nadia will have to hit some passing shots. And Nadia has to come in on short balls and force her to pass also.

Jun 20th, 2008, 11:41 AM

(16)Azarenka vs. Pironkova
Bychkova vs. Cirstea
Santangelo vs. Ani
Govortsova vs. (21)Petrova

(26)Bammer vs. Arvidsson
Peng vs. Kutuzova
Makarova vs. Kudryavtseva
Foretz vs. (3)Sharapova

Jun 20th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Rain delay at 33 in the SF

Jun 20th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Nadia is up 63 10*
She won 5 straight games. She's serving well, volleying well, and returning serve low.
Excellent tennis from Nadia

Jun 20th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Nadia cruised 63 63. Should be a good final v Marion or Aga

Jun 20th, 2008, 03:02 PM
:bounce: It's time for her first Grass Court Title now!

Jun 20th, 2008, 03:06 PM
I think she's playing really well now.
Bartoli or Aga will tell more.
This is a big final, usually big names win this title.
Then on to Wimbledon in good form.
Nadia is returning serves low, and so tough to volley those. She will be tough tomorrow.

Jun 20th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Good luck in the final Nadia!

Jun 20th, 2008, 05:30 PM
great nadia!! now take home this title!!
however very positive week for nadia and for her wimbledon

Jun 20th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Nadia plays Aga, who beat Bartoli by hitting in the corners and making her run.
I think Nadia will win with the tennis she played today.
But it's a different opponent. Aga will make fewer errors, but put less pressure on Nadia. She'll hope Nadia makes the errors.

Jun 20th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Good luck in tomorrow's final, Nadia! It's awesome seeing her smile SO much.

Jun 20th, 2008, 08:25 PM
I thought this return to form would bring back some of her fans.
I saw Nadia's last 2 matches and she's really playing well. She schooled Stosur, and the score could have been worse.
Her return of serve is impressing me the most. Aga has a weak serve. I think Nadia has a chance to get several breaks tomorrow.

Jun 20th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Good luck tomorrow,Nadia!!! :D

Jun 20th, 2008, 08:56 PM
I thought this return to form would bring back some of her fans.
I saw Nadia's last 2 matches and she's really playing well. She schooled Stosur, and the score could have been worse.
Her return of serve is impressing me the most. Aga has a weak serve. I think Nadia has a chance to get several breaks tomorrow.

I always believed that all she needed was one good tournament. Whatever happens tomorrow, I hope that Nadia can continue to build on her momentum. I may have been gone from the forum for a couple of months,... but I've still been following & recording all of Nadia's matches. ;)

Jun 20th, 2008, 10:49 PM
she plays tomorrow at noon local time
GL Nadiona

Jun 21st, 2008, 10:31 AM
I really have the impression that the old Nadia is coming back. It doesn't matter if she wins this final or not (of course, I hope so and see many chances), but she's back in a final!!!

I hope her serve will work as good as yesterday and then she could really win her first title on grass and improve her ranking again... :bounce:

Jun 21st, 2008, 11:57 AM
I think it's important for Nadia to win this final because Aga is not a great grass court player. She has a weak serve and is a defensive player.
If she's back in form, she has to win this

Jun 21st, 2008, 12:36 PM
Nadia has been broken twice early *25

Jun 21st, 2008, 12:47 PM
Nadia gets the break back then gets broken at *45 40-15, 46. Nadia got 2 breaks and was broken 3 times. That last one was a choke

Jun 21st, 2008, 12:55 PM
I don't think Nadia is any better mentally than she was. Just blew a bp in game one, 46 *01
So from 45 she loses 2 games, up 40-15 and up 30-40 bp

Jun 21st, 2008, 01:14 PM
Nadia is up a break. Has to get this set 46 31*

Jun 21st, 2008, 01:31 PM
Nadia just choked her break away, her 4th time broken. Terrible game.
46 44*, now she's very close to losing.

Jun 21st, 2008, 01:39 PM
Nadia held for 46 55. She still has to win this set and the next one

Jun 21st, 2008, 01:46 PM
tie break, 46 66

Jun 21st, 2008, 01:51 PM
Nadia down *14, now 35*
Nadia misses an easy forehand at *55, match point. Saves it, 66*

Jun 21st, 2008, 01:55 PM
2nd match point on Nadia serve *67, saves it *77
set point #1, 78*
Aga plays 2 good points, match point #3, *89, saved *99
Nadia had a 2nd set point, missed the lob, 10-10*
3rd set pt *11-10
This is a well played tb, *11-11

Jun 21st, 2008, 02:01 PM
12-11*, set pt #4, 46 76(13-11) set 3

Jun 21st, 2008, 02:05 PM
Nadia holds to start the final set of this tournament. A great match so far
46 76 10*
Nadia plays some bad backhand UE's, *11. Gave Aga that game

Jun 21st, 2008, 02:11 PM
Nadia needs a break here, 46 76 21*

Jun 21st, 2008, 02:17 PM
bp after Aga's first df, Nadia hits a weak approach, deuce 21*
Bad drop shot by Nadia. She had this game won, *22
That could cost her. She had that break on her racket

Jun 21st, 2008, 02:22 PM
Nadia needs to play one good game on Aga's serve

Jun 21st, 2008, 02:25 PM
Normally I wouldn't want this kind of long final right before a major.
But with Nadia's tough draw next week, this final is important.
Nadia keeps missing backhands down the line

Jun 21st, 2008, 02:34 PM
Nadia leads 43*. She needs one more break

Jun 21st, 2008, 02:40 PM
Nadia had 15-30, but Aga played well, *44
Now pressure on Nadia to hold
They both have to be tired

Jun 21st, 2008, 02:42 PM
Nadia is choking this game away 15-40. She's tired
Nadia missed 3 easy shots, 45*

Jun 21st, 2008, 02:48 PM
Championship point #4, lucky net cord, now #5

Jun 21st, 2008, 02:49 PM
That's it. Nadia fought her heart out, but got tired at the end
46 76 46

Jun 21st, 2008, 03:45 PM
Nadia gave a good speech afterwards.
She really likes her new coach, she seems very motivated.
Lets see how this goes. Still 2 majors coming up, and lots of Tier I's and II's

Jun 22nd, 2008, 01:33 AM



Jun 22nd, 2008, 01:39 PM
I'm really proud of her performance in the final. I think she acted a lot better than in the last month. I hope she can bring this form and this attitude to Wimbledon! :wavey:

Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:28 PM
Aga has to play on Monday, which seems unfair.
Nadia gets another day. I'm sure she's tired after last week

Jun 23rd, 2008, 11:47 PM
Aga won easily. I think the Eastbourne final was a good match, and if Nadia continues that level of play she will win a few rounds here.

Foot's Fingers
Jun 24th, 2008, 12:41 PM
hope she will keep the level today vs Olga G

not on tv court :(

Jun 24th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Nadia won 64 64

Jun 25th, 2008, 07:40 PM
Superb run in Eastbourne, Nadia. Bring that kind of play to the courts at Wimbledon, and surely you will go far. Best of luck tomorrow!

Jun 26th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Nadia beat Mara 64 75. She has to play her best against Vika.
With Sharapova out, a lot can happen

Jun 28th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Nadia saved 4 set points v Vika to force a first set tb,
had a set pt at 65*, Vika has a 5th st pt *67, saved, *77
set pt #2 for Nadia 87*

Jun 28th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Nadia was just in one of these tb's in Eastbourne
10-9*, now *11-11

Jun 28th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Nadia won the 1st set, 76(11)
Now start quickly and get this over with

Jun 28th, 2008, 04:34 PM
7:6(11) 7:6(4) :bounce: ... next round should maybe be easier

Jun 28th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Nadia plays Alla in the R16, then Dinara/Shahar/Lena
Semis very possible

Jun 29th, 2008, 08:44 PM
she plays on court 3 on Monday and I can watch her!!!
GL Nadia..you can't miss this chance

Jun 30th, 2008, 10:35 AM
She has a great chance and I see her enjoying tennis again :)

Come on, Nadia!

Jun 30th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Nadia leads 61 *31 in her R16 match

Jun 30th, 2008, 03:29 PM
Nadia Petrova - Alla Kudryavtseva 6:1 6:4 :bounce:

... now Dementieva or Peer in Quarter Final

Jun 30th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Nadia :worship:

good job!

Jun 30th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Nadia plays Lena in her QF tomorrow.
This return to form has been quite a good surprise.

Jun 30th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Nadia just lost her mixed match. She has to be tired

Jun 30th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Nadia just lost her mixed match. She has to be tired

Nadia Petrova/Dmitry Tursunov - Murray/Huber 2:6 6:2 7:9

I hope not that she is too tired tomorrow.

Jun 30th, 2008, 10:19 PM
she plays first on centre court at 13.00 (local time)
GL nadia!!

Jun 30th, 2008, 10:29 PM
please win Nadia :) Nadia leads H2H 2-0 on Grass vs. Dementieva

I wont be competely gutted if Elena wins though

Jul 1st, 2008, 12:26 AM
Good luck Nadia :D

Jul 1st, 2008, 12:27 AM
For a QF at Wimbledon, this is a good draw.
Nadia knows her game, and Lena has never had good results here.
From what I saw of Lena v Dulko, Nadia has to be the favorite.

Jul 1st, 2008, 12:26 PM
elena played great against peer
however it's time for nadia to reach her third GS semi

Jul 1st, 2008, 01:21 PM
Nadia saved 4 bp's and held 11*

Jul 1st, 2008, 01:36 PM
Nadia was broken, a bad start 13*

Jul 1st, 2008, 01:44 PM
Nadia is doing nothing with her serve 15*

Jul 1st, 2008, 01:54 PM
Nadia was broken again 16 01*
Getting embarrassed so far

Jul 1st, 2008, 02:09 PM
Nadia serving 16 *13, has to turn things around now or it's over

Jul 1st, 2008, 02:19 PM
Nadis is serving 16 *15. She just didn't have it today.
Still, a decent run to the QF after an Eastbourne final.
But she still can't take those last few steps

Jul 1st, 2008, 02:37 PM
I had already given up at 16 15, but Nadia didn't give up.
16 *55

Jul 1st, 2008, 02:39 PM
:haha: I can not believe Nadia has fought back to 5-5! I would have never guessed this would happen! Hopefully she can keep it up! She just held for 6-5.

Jul 1st, 2008, 02:44 PM
tb 16 66

Jul 1st, 2008, 02:56 PM
Nadia saves two matchpoints and takes the tiebreak 8-6! Keep it up in the third Nadia!

Jul 1st, 2008, 02:58 PM
The end of that tb, Nadia showed what a great grass court player she can be.
She is a great volleyer. With a good serve and solid groundstrokes

Jul 1st, 2008, 03:17 PM
Nadia is back to playing crappy *03

Jul 1st, 2008, 03:26 PM
Nadia breaks for *1-4.

Jul 1st, 2008, 03:35 PM
Nadia about to serve at 2-5. Let's see if she can hang in there.

Jul 1st, 2008, 03:35 PM
Nadia is playing awful *25. Really bad tennis on a grass court.

Jul 1st, 2008, 03:41 PM
3-5* Elena is choking again, Nadia needs to take advantage.

Jul 1st, 2008, 03:52 PM
Elena Dementieva - Nadia Petrova 6:1 6:7(6) 6:3

Nadia should had cancelled mixed yesterday ... seemed to me in most of the points that she wasn't really at the right time on the right position to stroke.

Amazing come back in second set!

Jul 1st, 2008, 05:36 PM
Nadia should have attacked the net much more.
In the 3rd set, she was pushing, doing nothing to put pressure on Lena, who had to be frazzled after blowing a 61 51 lead.

Jul 1st, 2008, 09:02 PM
Good comeback, Nadia. :yeah: Please work hard on your service returns... too many free points for Dementieva. Don't let this good grass-court run be a fluke. Keep up a winning mentality for the rest of the season. Best of luck, Nadia.

Jul 1st, 2008, 10:01 PM
Nadia should have attacked the net much more.
In the 3rd set, she was pushing, doing nothing to put pressure on Lena, who had to be frazzled after blowing a 61 51 lead.

yes it's true.....she came back like in the first set...what a pity, she wasted a chance
still good tournament for nadia

Jul 2nd, 2008, 10:29 AM
Nevertheless, I think it was a really good tournament for her and I really have the impression that the "old" Nadia is more and more back and that we'll see more great results from her!

Jul 11th, 2008, 06:13 PM
I've made a video of Eastbourne ceremony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS1vxS-c9zg