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Mina Vagante
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:00 PM
Definately not the 'clean' performance Serena said she wanted but played decent in 2nd and third sets. Alize played very well throughout but Serena notchede it up a level when needed....

Loved smashmyracquetandthenplaybetterrena :hearts:

Now kill 1mph serve girl :armed:

Payback is a bitch :)

Optima
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Almost. Keep improving Alize! Do some damage at the Open.

Renalicious
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Lol let's gooooo. KILL ELENA. :devil:

Watching
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Started too late in the 1st set but pulled it back for the next 2...well played...step it up for the QF

Miss Atomic Bomb
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:02 PM
comeon rena...she played really well in the second set

Effy
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:02 PM
well done Serena, now lose to Lena :D

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:02 PM
:woohoo: Terreenator came through!:banana: :hearts: :worship:
Alize :hug: Didn't think you could play so well on hard.:hug: Keep it up against others.:devil:

elenadrocks
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:02 PM
i hope shes so tired out that she gets whooped

frenchie
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:02 PM
Serena said it was fun during the handshake!

Demska
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:03 PM
Please give Elena those :hearts: drop shots :drool:

supergrunt
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:03 PM
Serena :D !

Blu€
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:03 PM
Alizé played superb, shame she lost :o . Keep improving ;)

Marionated
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Serena :) amazing serving in the 3rd set.
Alize did play really well in the 1st set though. Some of here dtl winners were :drool: but she was struggling getting the 1st serve in the last two sets. Still, she's a much better player on hardcourts than made out to be.

Venus+Serena#1fan
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Cornet is fearless, talented and very good.

Great effort from Serena to keep it together and make the comeback!

Elwin.
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Glad that Serena won this match:D . Very tough!
Now against Lena :devil: !!!!!

Alize :hug:

$uricate
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:04 PM
:banana: Way to go Serena!

I knew Alize would still lose after she won the first set.

Destiny
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:05 PM
SHAME Alize lost she played like a Demon loved her gysy fight

WeLL done :hug:

Mina Vagante
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Please give Elena those :hearts: drop shots :drool:


Thats how short Elena's serves will be for Serena to WHACK :)

kwilliams
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Phew! Go Serena. Too bad Alizé.

Rest up for the QF Ree and revert to 2nd round form!!!

doni1212
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Nice fight back Serena!! It wasn't really bad play, it was just confidence issues.
Good job!!

tennnisfannn
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Serverena :hearts:

Demska
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:06 PM
No, you didn't see Serena's drop shot at 30-15 :hearts:

frontier
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:06 PM
A win is a win Serena,good luck against Dementieva!:bounce:

Mynarco
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Alize :o
so close :crying2:

AndreConrad
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Serena you stepped it up as a champion should :yeah:
Good effort Alize :yeah:; keep up the good work; loss is part of the game :)

Slutiana
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Well done Serena.

Cornet played well but definatly isn't France's great hope. :awww: France already has a great hope. ;)

ce
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:07 PM
:woohoo:
well done

starin
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:07 PM
hmm...what happened in the 1st set?? :confused:

cornet played well. But wow Serena on serve in that last set was goood. Either service winner, ace, or just a flat out winner off the ground. too bad she was a mess off Cornet's serve. But Serena was clearly getting tight out there so it was good effort by her to close out the match. great net point. actually watching that last set my only guess is that Serena must have been making some errors in that first set. cuz she was dominant off the ground and serve.

Keep improving Cornet, and work on not dropping that forehand short or else you'll get crushed. I expect her to be real tough on clay and now a force at AO and maybe USO. Alize is a fresh face that needs to get her butt in the top 10 asap and later rounds of slams asap.

Poova
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Maybe this will stop all the "Alizé sucks on HC" bullshit. :o

Congrats Serena. :)

hankqq
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Fun match. Serena didn't play her best, even though she picked it up in sets 2 and 3, but Cornet played quite well.

OK Serena, now time to demolish Dementieva-I won't mind if Ree serves a double bagel to the serveless wonder. :devil:

Mina Vagante
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:08 PM
No, you didn't see Serena's drop shot at 30-15 :hearts:

Last game? Yeah I did... Wasn't very good :p

homogenius
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:08 PM
It was closed.Alize put up a good fight but didn't manage to finish the points when she had the opportunity in the 3rd set.Serena's serve really made the difference at the end (and Cornet lack of serve as well.Serena was punishing those second serves).
Top10 next year for Cornet I think.

Demska
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Last game? Yeah I did... Wasn't very good :p

Yes :hearts: Dropshotrena :rocker:

Nemo_Kool
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:10 PM
serena gave me fits but WOW Alize is showing her ability more and more...and she's a cute especially when she put the bug safely on the side haha

Dinayer
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Alize :hug:

RenaSlam.
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:11 PM
Yes :hearts: Dropshotrena :rocker:

DropShotRenaThatWonHerThePointDumbAss :worship:

Destiny
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Serena is up and down

This is her down game Elena is going to be her up game :armed:

nicidle
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:13 PM
now lose to elena..

Demska
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:14 PM
DropShotRenaThatWonHerThePointDumbAss :worship:

DropShotRenaThatWillLoseThePointWhenLenaHitsAForeh andRippedCrossCourt :)

starin
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:15 PM
and this court is not as fast as the USO courts imo.

Mina Vagante
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:16 PM
DropShotRenaThatWillLoseThePointWhenLenaHitsAForeh andRippedCrossCourt :)

serenawontneedtoplayadropshotbecauselenawillservel ike5000000df's :hearts:

hablo
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Looks like it was a tough match for Serena.

Good effort from Alizé. Guess she's not too shaby on hard courts either.

InsideOut.
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:22 PM
Ugh. Once again, when Serena gets herself out of a tight spot, people on GM call her a great champion and fighter. But if, say, one of the Serbs or even Sharapova does that, they're called "unworthy no.1/no.2/no.3", "overrated", "shoddy", etc. Apparently everyone except Serena, Venus and the bandwagon players like Burrito or Dina will never be great champions. :help:

Tennisaddict
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:28 PM
I tought it was a great match, despite the fact that Serena wasn´t playing well in the first set.
Cornet is a good player and made things difficult for Serena.

:lol: Smashing a racket always seems to work for Serena. Serena should beat Dementieva.
Things really get interesting from here.

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Ugh. Once again, when Serena gets herself out of a tight spot, people on GM call her a great champion and fighter. But if, say, one of the Serbs or even Sharapova does that, they're called "unworthy no.1/no.2/no.3", "overrated", "shoddy", etc. Apparently everyone except Serena, Venus and the bandwagon players like Burrito or Dina will never be great champions. :help:

There's a difference between a solid top 20 player like Cornet and someone ranked out of the Top 100 :shrug:

InsideOut.
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:38 PM
There's a difference between a solid top 20 player like Cornet and someone ranked out of the Top 100 :shrug:

APPARENTLY, people said that Alize is not even a Top 200 player on hard. Oh I forgot, Serena was injured, right? :tape:

friendsita
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:38 PM
1st Set: 1000 UE
2nd & 3rd Set: Descent played

Lulu.
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Well done Serena. :D

I expected this to be easier. I remember reading that Cornet was not that good on hard courts. Mmhmm. :rolleyes:

starin
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Ugh. Once again, when Serena gets herself out of a tight spot, people on GM call her a great champion and fighter. But if, say, one of the Serbs or even Sharapova does that, they're called "unworthy no.1/no.2/no.3", "overrated", "shoddy", etc. Apparently everyone except Serena, Venus and the bandwagon players like Burrito or Dina will never be great champions. :help:

let see Serena has 8 slams and won 4 in a row. and has saved mps twice to win slams. maybe that's why she's called a great champion and a fighter.
could that possible be why? i wonder...

Noctis
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Wow Impressive With Cornet at Hardcourt,Especially with the Bh
Rena Great Come back and Serving in 2nd set and 3rd With the Love Games
A little bit nervous serving out the match Rena Need to work on it
Gl !!! RENA !!!!

cn ireland
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:00 PM
Serena played well enough to get through but well done to Alize for making it a very competitive and entertaining match to watch:).

starin
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:00 PM
APPARENTLY, people said that Alize is not even a Top 200 player on hard. Oh I forgot, Serena was injured, right? :tape:

:rolleyes: someone's a little bitter.
Alize has already proven herself on hard last year by qualifying at the USO, getting to the 3rd rd and taking Jelena to 3 sets.

AnywhereButHome
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:01 PM
wow nervous match. First set was awful many Ue's.good job Serena, good luck in next round.Good fight Alize.

Noctis
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:02 PM
APPARENTLY, people said that Alize is not even a Top 200 player on hard. Oh I forgot, Serena was injured, right? :tape:

She Recovered Apprantly Didn't you know:help: Probaly you didn't watch the Chat on the video In July.:rolleyes:
Even whens she injured,she can still pull out a Win
Are you taping your mouth because your :o to speak anymore?
When you say people it must be 2 or 3 So really who cares :shrug:
Shes Top 30 on hardcourt Atm,shes improving.

tae04
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Get revenge on Dementieva from the Kremlin last yr :-)

InsideOut.
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:05 PM
let see Serena has 8 slams and won 4 in a row. and has saved mps twice to win slams. maybe that's why she's called a great champion and a fighter.
could that possible be why? i wonder...

I am not stressing that there is a lack of praise and credit where it is due. I'm just saying that people are not only not giving credit but rather labelling them as shoddy, pathetic wannabes. Maybe Serena is a better player than Ana, Jelena and Maria, etc. combined, and she has won so many slams but so what? Yes she is a fabulous player, maybe one of the best ever, but look, just the negative responses after the Jelena/Maria/Ana marathons at AO, RG and Wimbly early where they were very close to losing was pretty bad.

InsideOut.
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:09 PM
DropShotRenaThatWonHerThePointDumbAss :worship:

Hey :wavey: Thanks for the bad rep.;):eek:

She Recovered Apprantly Didn't you know:help: Probaly you didn't watch the Chat on the video In July.:rolleyes:
Even whens she injured,she can still pull out a Win
Are you taping your mouth because your :o to speak anymore?
When you say people it must be 2 or 3 So really who cares :shrug:
Shes Top 30 on hardcourt Atm,shes improving.

Well, I'm just glad Alize is finally getting the credit she deserves although it was pretty late in coming. And I know injured top players are even more dangerous than non-injured ones. ;)

Renalicious
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:18 PM
Threesetrena. :D Please let Twosetthrashingawesomerena out against Elena. :)

InsideOut.
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:22 PM
Threesetrena. :D Please let Twosetthrashingawesomerena out against Elena. :)

If I were a Serena fan, I'd be inclined to think that Threesetrena is better than Onesethenretireagainstchakvetadzerena. :shrug:

Olórin
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:39 PM
APPARENTLY, people said that Alize is not even a Top 200 player on hard. Oh I forgot, Serena was injured, right? :tape:

Who said that? Find me and quote me a post or shut your arse up.

A lot of Serena fans including myself were expecting Alize to be tricky for Serena :weirdo:

Dodoboy.
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:39 PM
DropShotRenaThatWonHerThePointDumbAss :worship:
I know right :shrug:

She still won the points thanks to her movement and great volley.

Dodoboy.
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:41 PM
There's a difference between a solid top 20 player like Cornet and someone ranked out of the Top 100 :shrug:

Exactly! :worship:

starin
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:42 PM
If I were a Serena fan, I'd be inclined to think that Threesetrena is better than Onesethenretireagainstchakvetadzerena. :shrug:

i think so to. I also think Threesetrena is better than I just lost two straight tournament to two players ranked outside the top 75 while being ranked no.1 to make me one of the worst no.1's in wta history Ivanovic.

Olórin
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:42 PM
wow nervous match. First set was awful many Ue's.good job Serena, good luck in next round.Good fight Alize.

I don't get why Serena gets nervous and makes so many silly errors in matches like this these days :shrug:

I'm glad she played well in the second and third sets and enjoyed the match apparently, but I don't want to see edgyrena again, not even for a single game.

starin
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:44 PM
I don't get why Serena gets nervous and makes so many silly errors in matches like this these days :shrug:

I'm glad she played well in the second two sets and enjoyed the match apparently, but I don't want to see edgyrena again, not even for a single game.

she was so tight at 53 Cornet serving. You could see her getting all worked up and nervous. I was glad she was able to get those nerves under control serving at 54.

Dodoboy.
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Alize has a lot of talent, she was competitive and really hung on to Serena till the end.

Just a joy to watch her. She could definitely be a top player.

Her backhand was really something and her second serve really troubled Serena for some reason.

I can't wait to see Elena play Serena :cool:

winone23
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:47 PM
great fight Serena!

Olórin
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:48 PM
she was so tight at 53 Cornet serving. You could see her getting all worked up and nervous. I was glad she was able to get those nerves under control serving at 54.

I hate that :( If she's like that against Cornet, god knows what she'd be like against Queen Vee! :unsure:

harloo
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:27 PM
she was so tight at 53 Cornet serving. You could see her getting all worked up and nervous. I was glad she was able to get those nerves under control serving at 54.

This is what I worry about when Serena plays these days. I know the game will be there but the nerves is holding her back now. Hopefully, she can overcome this because in my opinion this is keeping her out of the #1 spot.

-VSR-
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Why is there an Ivanovic fan trying to start shit throughout this whole thread? :yawn:

friendsita
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:45 PM
let see Serena has 8 slams and won 4 in a row. and has saved mps twice to win slams. maybe that's why she's called a great champion and a fighter.
could that possible be why? i wonder...

i don't know... :lol:

Emina.
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:48 PM
:o step up,step up ...i dont like this scoreline :(

sweetpeas
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Good fight,Serena!Just keep up the good work....Win is a WIN.

babuska6
Aug 13th, 2008, 05:13 PM
I am nicely surprised that Alize won first set..I didn´t expect it,congrats! :) It´s pity that she was not able to win it..It was very tough but i guess that this match gave more self-confidence to serena and therefore she will beat dementieva too...

Denise4925
Aug 13th, 2008, 05:29 PM
Damn, I missed it. I don't know when the hell they play and on what network. :( Do they freaking play everyday? Because I didn't think they'd play 3rd round until late tonight here (mid-morning China). I'm so confused with the time zones and keeping up with what day is what in China and when. :lol:

Did they show this match here in the states yet? Anybody here from the States see it? Anyone who saw it, did Serena play badly the first set or did Alize play out of her mind?

Anyway, congrats Rena. It's always good when you start slow that you come back fighting. That's the Serena I know. :yeah:

дalex
Aug 13th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Good, now please make it a better scoreline against Dementieva!

Rena :kiss:

InsideOut.
Aug 13th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Damn, I missed it. I don't know when the hell they play and on what network. :( Do they freaking play everyday? Because I didn't think they'd play 3rd round until late tonight here (mid-morning China). I'm so confused with the time zones and keeping up with what day is what in China and when. :lol:

Did they show this match here in the states yet? Anybody here from the States see it? Anyone who saw it, did Serena play badly the first set or did Alize play out of her mind?

Anyway, congrats Rena. It's always good when you start slow that you come back fighting. That's the Serena I know. :yeah:

Actually she didn't start slow. She broke Alize's serve to 15 in the first game and then lost 4 games in a row :help:. Alize was hitting the lines and Serena was playing pretty crappy off the ground and not serving well enough to bail herself out of trouble.

Basically, in the 2nd and 3rd sets, the big return and big serve got her through a tight spot.

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:00 PM
Actually she didn't start slow. She broke Alize's serve to 15 in the first game and then lost 4 games in a row :help:. Alize was hitting the lines and Serena was playing pretty crappy off the ground and not serving well enough to bail herself out of trouble.

Basically, in the 2nd and 3rd sets, the big return and big serve got her through a tight spot.

If playing poorly for 80% of the first 5 games isn't a slow start...I dunno what is :shrug:

Vamos.
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:06 PM
No, you didn't see Serena's drop shot at 30-15 :hearts:

Oh, give it a rest will you. Nobody is taking the bait. Because Elena is tactically pefect, right? :lol:...sometimes Elena's second serve is as good as a dropshot. I mean, don't throw bricks in glass houses.

doni1212
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Ugh. Once again, when Serena gets herself out of a tight spot, people on GM call her a great champion and fighter. But if, say, one of the Serbs or even Sharapova does that, they're called "unworthy no.1/no.2/no.3", "overrated", "shoddy", etc. Apparently everyone except Serena, Venus and the bandwagon players like Burrito or Dina will never be great champions. :help:

APPARENTLY, people said that Alize is not even a Top 200 player on hard. Oh I forgot, Serena was injured, right? :tape:

I am not stressing that there is a lack of praise and credit where it is due. I'm just saying that people are not only not giving credit but rather labelling them as shoddy, pathetic wannabes. Maybe Serena is a better player than Ana, Jelena and Maria, etc. combined, and she has won so many slams but so what? Yes she is a fabulous player, maybe one of the best ever, but look, just the negative responses after the Jelena/Maria/Ana marathons at AO, RG and Wimbly early where they were very close to losing was pretty bad.

Hey :wavey: Thanks for the bad rep.;):eek:



Well, I'm just glad Alize is finally getting the credit she deserves although it was pretty late in coming. And I know injured top players are even more dangerous than non-injured ones. ;)

If I were a Serena fan, I'd be inclined to think that Threesetrena is better than Onesethenretireagainstchakvetadzerena. :shrug:

Wow, :help:, from your first post in this thread, you started shit. Please leave your jealousy and hatred outside of this thread, :wavey:

doni1212
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Damn, I missed it. I don't know when the hell they play and on what network. :( Do they freaking play everyday? Because I didn't think they'd play 3rd round until late tonight here (mid-morning China). I'm so confused with the time zones and keeping up with what day is what in China and when. :lol:

Did they show this match here in the states yet? Anybody here from the States see it? Anyone who saw it, did Serena play badly the first set or did Alize play out of her mind?

Anyway, congrats Rena. It's always good when you start slow that you come back fighting. That's the Serena I know. :yeah:

They play everyday, singles and doubles, and sometimes both like tomorrow. It hasn't been live on any network yet so I just catch it everyday on the NBC online stream. And Serena plays at 4 a.m. my time (1 a.m. your time) tonight/tomorrow morning. Serena was unsure of herself after she got broken in the first set (she was serving to consolidate the break she had gotten). Alize was playing very well and just hitting lines. Serena definitely picked up her game and confidence in sets 2 & 3.

louisa2k2
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:30 PM
This turned out to be a good match, thought it was gonna be easy for Serena but Alize fought well. I was quite impressed by Alize its the first time ive seen her play. I didnt even know tennis was on i just stumbled across it on one of the BBC matches, glad i saw this one.

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Nice fighting Serena!! :bounce:

Denise4925
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Actually she didn't start slow. She broke Alize's serve to 15 in the first game and then lost 4 games in a row :help:. Alize was hitting the lines and Serena was playing pretty crappy off the ground and not serving well enough to bail herself out of trouble.

Basically, in the 2nd and 3rd sets, the big return and big serve got her through a tight spot.

Wow, thanks Inside-out. I'm not sure what you mean though when you say Serena broke Alize's serve to 15 in the first game. However, losing 4 games in a row does sound like a very slow start for Serena. Just sayin'...:shrug:

Denise4925
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:39 PM
They play everyday, singles and doubles, and sometimes both like tomorrow. It hasn't been live on any network yet so I just catch it everyday on the NBC online stream. And Serena plays at 4 a.m. my time (1 a.m. your time) tonight/tomorrow morning. Serena was unsure of herself after she got broken in the first set (she was serving to consolidate the break she had gotten). Alize was playing very well and just hitting lines. Serena definitely picked up her game and confidence in sets 2 & 3.

Thanks doni :hearts:

The Daviator
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:55 PM
3 more Goldrena :worship:

Dodoboy.
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Does this remind anyone else of Serena's match earlier this year against Pennetta.

Seemed to follow a similar pattern.

darrinbaker00
Aug 13th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Wow, thanks Inside-out. I'm not sure what you mean though when you say Serena broke Alize's serve to 15 in the first game. However, losing 4 games in a row does sound like a very slow start for Serena. Just sayin'...:shrug:
It means that Cornet only won one point on her own serve in the first game.

Temperenka
Aug 13th, 2008, 07:05 PM
i thought I saw that this match would be shown in America today, but now can't find it in the listing. Does anyone know anything about this?

Serenita
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:05 PM
yay serena

Amalgamate
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:07 PM
I didn't see the match. But I am hoping Alize just played very well in the first set and it wasn't Serena playing awful.
Beat Elena Ree :yeah:

Temperenka
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:16 PM
they are about to show set 3 of this match on msnbc. bot much, but at least it's something!

Amalgamate
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:24 PM
they are about to show set 3 of this match on msnbc. bot much, but at least it's something!

Thanks! *Rushes to record right this second*

LightWarrior
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Looks like Serena has gained some weight again, she has some trouble moving. Alizee moved her around many times in the first set. Or maybe her knee is not 100% ok. I hope she gets one day's rest before her quarter.

Wilson_07
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Looks like Serena has gained some weight again, she has some trouble moving. Alizee moved her around many times in the first set. Or maybe her knee is not 100% ok. I hope she gets one day's rest before her quarter.

sadly she won't have time to rest and she's playing doubles also...hopefully this doesn't mean that she has to quit the us open, because of too much playing with a not 100% healthy knee :awww:

youizahoe
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:34 PM
sadly she won't have time to rest and she's playing doubles also...hopefully this doesn't mean that she has to quit the us open, because of too much playing with a not 100% healthy knee :awww:

Serena got at her place around midnight, she plays at 4pm and then plays doubles around 9pm. That's not hard for Serena.

Venus Forever
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:48 PM
I'm very surprised that Serena stuggled so much, especially after the way she demolished Stosur.

But, a win is a win... destroy Dementieva!!

Go for the SILVER Serena!! ;)

Lapin
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Alizé!! :sad:

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:51 PM
sadly she won't have time to rest and she's playing doubles also...hopefully this doesn't mean that she has to quit the us open, because of too much playing with a not 100% healthy knee :awww:

If Serena can walk, she's playing the Open.

karimcartoon
Aug 13th, 2008, 11:54 PM
She played well Alize Cornet, but Serena had more experience. She played better when it mattered most. It all comes down to experience and Serena has a ton of it. Lets see if she can avoid a letdown against dementieva or not.

F-R-E-A-K
Aug 13th, 2008, 11:58 PM
Alizé :hug:


Congrats Rena. :hearts:

young_gunner913
Aug 14th, 2008, 12:25 AM
Wow, did not expect this much trouble. But congrats Ree. :bounce: Keep it up! :armed:

Hardiansf
Aug 14th, 2008, 01:02 AM
Move on to the next level to beat Lena D, Rena. Be ready!
Good luck!

.:sk:.
Aug 14th, 2008, 08:04 AM
Alizé :sad: great fight