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kaktusino
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:19 AM
In 2nd round she'll play with MARTINEZ SANCHEZ Maria Jose (ESP)

Serenidad.
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:22 AM
Catfina started a catfight on purpose. She was up 6:3 3:0 DOUBLE BREAK.

Her BH DTL was on from 1st point and never went off. She hit that shot at will especially on any point after 30:30.

Santangelo's FH was so hit and miss. Sometimes she would hit a brilliant winner and then miss easy shots to the open court on it. Safina needs to work on her DFs though, that is what got her into this tussle.

RenaSlam.
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:22 AM
Go on, Dinara.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:23 AM
Dina :yeah::

Danči Dementia
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:28 AM
:)

iPatty
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:28 AM
She needs to drastically improve to have a chance to medal this week.

F-R-E-A-K
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:29 AM
Dinara :hearts:

Serenidad.
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:34 AM
:rolleyes: She needs to drastically improve to have a chance to medal this week.

Overexaggerating. She was pretty solid from the ground especially on the BH wing and as usual her FH isn't what won it for her, but it was pretty effective at times. She lost her 2nd of the two breaks of serve with two consecutive DFs. Both were ambitious and flashy attempts at 2nd serve slice aces. After that Santangelo started playing more confidently and her FH went in more. The result was never in question because off the ground Dinara was boss. She needs to kick her serve in more and stop being so ambitious, which is probably the result of her confidence being the hottest player on tour. She expects to make those 2nd serve aces right now. She made one I think and a host of first serve aces and most were slices to the deuce court. Just a lapse in concentration and going for too much in a few moments. Don't exaggerate.

supergrunt
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:48 AM
I think Safina's good

iPatty
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:53 AM
:rolleyes:

Overexaggerating. She was pretty solid from the ground especially on the BH wing and as usual her FH isn't what won it for her, but it was pretty effective at times. She lost her 2nd of the two breaks of serve with two consecutive DFs. Both were ambitious and flashy attempts at 2nd serve slice aces. After that Santangelo started playing more confidently and her FH went in more. The result was never in question because off the ground Dinara was boss. She needs to kick her serve in more and stop being so ambitious, which is probably the result of her confidence being the hottest player on tour. She expects to make those 2nd serve aces right now. She made one I think and a host of first serve aces and most were slices to the deuce court. Just a lapse in concentration and going for too much in a few moments. Don't exaggerate.

I wasn't exaggerating at all. She couldn't realize that she just needed to keep the ball deep and high and Santangelo would be rendered useless. Against better players (Santangelo was probably the easiest 1R match up for grabs) she is going to need to play much smarter and serve much better. The only good thing about this match was her attitude. She got very fired up and proved that she really wants an Olympic medal to add to her impressive collection of titles this year. I don't really see why you felt a need to personally attack my post but whatever.

:rolleyes: back.

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:18 AM
Allez Dinara.

Noctis
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:30 AM
Catfina :woohoo: Keep going

Daniel
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:51 AM
:bigclap:

-Makiri-
Aug 11th, 2008, 08:38 AM
Good match for Mara, anyway.

Destiny
Aug 11th, 2008, 08:40 AM
:banana:

Dinayer
Aug 11th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Go dinara!

FORZA SARITA
Aug 11th, 2008, 08:51 AM
nice fight Mara:)

Demska
Aug 11th, 2008, 08:52 AM
nicely done!

Elwin.
Aug 11th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Dinara :yeah:

Mara :hug:

AnywhereButHome
Aug 11th, 2008, 10:12 AM
yough match for Dinara

adrovi
Aug 11th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Dinara :worship::worship: Good luck in 2R:)

goldenlox
Aug 11th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Good to win in 2 sets. Get off the court

ce
Aug 11th, 2008, 11:58 AM
well done
she is on fire

goldenlox
Aug 11th, 2008, 12:19 PM
Safina, on the other hand, produced 13 aces but gave away points by serving six doubles faults in the whole match.
"In the second set, I was up double breaks, I shouldn't have made so many double faults in those moments," Safina said after thematch. "I think that, for the first round and coming from the United States with these weather conditions, it was a pretty good match."

cn ireland
Aug 11th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Nice win for Safina :bounce::bounce::bounce:!

enchantrezz
Aug 11th, 2008, 02:16 PM
:rolleyes:

Overexaggerating. She was pretty solid from the ground especially on the BH wing and as usual her FH isn't what won it for her, but it was pretty effective at times. She lost her 2nd of the two breaks of serve with two consecutive DFs. Both were ambitious and flashy attempts at 2nd serve slice aces. After that Santangelo started playing more confidently and her FH went in more. The result was never in question because off the ground Dinara was boss. She needs to kick her serve in more and stop being so ambitious, which is probably the result of her confidence being the hottest player on tour. She expects to make those 2nd serve aces right now. She made one I think and a host of first serve aces and most were slices to the deuce court. Just a lapse in concentration and going for too much in a few moments. Don't exaggerate.

You have a very good point there about her 2nd serve slice aces. Maybe ...just maybe she is practicing that, trying to perfect it in her 1st rd match against a player she is confident to beat.
Steffi Graf used to do that in her early round matches, practicing some shots she wants to improvise.

gmak
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:16 PM
:yeah: :rocker: ;) :D
should reach the semis easily :)

.Andrew.
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Davai Dinara. :rocker2:
Still hasn't lost a match since Wimbledon. :drool: Go on now and medal. :yeah:
Good performance from Mara though. :hug:

sharapovarulz1
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:19 PM
Keep it going Dinara :D

goldenlox
Aug 12th, 2008, 01:41 AM
(6) SAFINA Dinara ( Russian Fed.RUS ) vs MARTINEZ SANCHEZ Maria Jose ( SpainESP )