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Expat
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:36 PM
davai
no 4 now right career high ?

Tatianadove
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Dinara:help: so many DF:( but win is win! Well done!!!:worship:

Ingokoer
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Safina with 15 (!!) double faults :help:

InsideOut.
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Leading 6-4 *4-2 and it went to a third :tape: So many chokes, even in the first set; so many DFs and causing this match to be in close contention with the USO 07 SF between Sveta and Chaky for worst match ever. Though at least we got some OK power tennis. :tape:

Nadia, destroy Dinara. :yeah:

goldenlox
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Next she plays Nadia, is she #3 Monday if she beats Nadia?

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Dinara :D :) a win but all those Df's :help:
2nd set from 4-2 30-0 up :speakles: :o

C. Drone
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:47 PM
awful. need serious rest.

Kworb
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:49 PM
Well done Safina, the last top 4 seed standing.

^bibi^
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Kaia :sad: :hug:

But great fight though :p

Effy
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Dinara :banana:

goldenlox
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:52 PM
How close will Dinara be to #1 if she wins here?
She didn't start winning matches until April, and now she's close to year end #1.
Shows how bad the tour is without Henin and Sharapova.
Dinara might as well take advantage of it.

Drimal
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Who cares about the quality! Dinara is winning these matches :yeah: :hearts:

She is simply the most consistent player since spring! She can move to #3 if she wins next match! :eek:

enchantrezz
Sep 19th, 2008, 12:57 PM
Not a good match at all, but at least she avoided the upsets.
Play better next rd , Safina :angel:

Kworb
Sep 19th, 2008, 01:15 PM
How close will Dinara be to #1 if she wins here?
She didn't start winning matches until April, and now she's close to year end #1.
Shows how bad the tour is without Henin and Sharapova.
Dinara might as well take advantage of it.

If Dinara wins:

#1 Serena 4091
#2 Jankovic 3885
#3 Safina 3747

To defend the rest of the year:

Serena 411
Safina 265
Jankovic 245

Year end rankings:

#1 Serena 3680 + tournaments
#2 Jankovic 3640 + tournaments
#3 Safina 3482 + tournaments

Anything is possible.

Il Primo!
Sep 19th, 2008, 01:29 PM
GJ D.. But you need some serious rest if you want to clinch that top spot.

enchantrezz
Sep 19th, 2008, 01:30 PM
But for now she is assured of rank # 4, right?

Kworb
Sep 19th, 2008, 01:30 PM
But right now she is assured of rank # 4, right?
Yes, only 21 points behind Ivanovic.

King Of Tennis
Sep 19th, 2008, 01:35 PM
Kanepi :sad: :sad: :hug:
another great tournament..:D :D

frontier
Sep 19th, 2008, 01:40 PM
I think Sveta is going to win this event,she looks like she has found her form.Sveta has more variety of shots than Dinara and not as tired.

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 19th, 2008, 01:40 PM
^^^ this is Dinara's tournament to lose however I wouldn't be upset at all if Sveta wins it!

Dinayer
Sep 19th, 2008, 01:59 PM
yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

:bounce:

im so proud of you dina!!

:kiss:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Sep 19th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Well done Dinara, however I think you should have won in two :shrug:

Blu€
Sep 19th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Take the title Dina!! :p

pov
Sep 19th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Safina also had the most DFs in the US Open. If she can get that under control, she might even make a run at #1

frontier
Sep 19th, 2008, 02:21 PM
I think Dinara has a chance of winning a slam than Jelena

Fantasy Hero
Sep 19th, 2008, 02:47 PM
I think if Dinara plays like she can (like in USO QF against Pennetta) she will be the n°1, but she has to improve her mental control!

Kaia it's very improved...good...

Sander.
Sep 19th, 2008, 03:28 PM
:eek: Dinara, a bit lucky....

Ciarán
Sep 19th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Dinara needs some serious rest! But I think shes going to motor on until the end of the season. Shes getting these results week in week out. Imagine what she could do in January, once she rests xD

Noctis
Sep 19th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Play Smart Tommorow AND JUST KEEP DROPPING COME ON CATFINA

Direwolf
Sep 19th, 2008, 03:39 PM
How close will Dinara be to #1 if she wins here?
She didn't start winning matches until April, and now she's close to year end #1.
Shows how bad the tour is without Henin and Sharapova.
Dinara might as well take advantage of it.

Well Dinara beat Henin and Sharapova in 2 consecutive tournaments
during the clay season...
Had henin continued to play without her heart into tennis,
and had sharapova continued to play with her bad shoulder
they would end up like Ivanovic...
who kept losing and losing...


Safina also had the most DFs in the US Open. If she can get that under control, she might even make a run at #1

she is already making a run for the number 1
!!

^bibi^
Sep 19th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Safina also had the most DFs in the US Open. If she can get that under control, she might even make a run at #1

Haven't we already said that for Elena ? :p

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 19th, 2008, 03:49 PM
I think Dinara has a chance of winning a slam than Jelena

...and Elena. She's going to win one next year guaranteed.

KV
Sep 19th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Job done :)

*Jean*
Sep 19th, 2008, 04:47 PM
Kaia :sad: But great fight

gmak
Sep 19th, 2008, 05:50 PM
dinara :yeah: :D :rocker:
should have finished it in 2 though :help:

Matt01
Sep 19th, 2008, 05:56 PM
...and Elena. She's going to win one next year guaranteed.


Dementieva?? I very much doubt that...

Dodoboy.
Sep 19th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Dementieva?? I very much doubt that...

No, he isn't deluded. He meant Safina ;)

Matt01
Sep 19th, 2008, 06:48 PM
No, he isn't deluded. He meant Safina ;)


Oh, good! :lol:

Dodoboy.
Sep 19th, 2008, 07:17 PM
:lol:

iPatty
Sep 19th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Well done Dinara, but the result is just sour to me. She needs to play better if she wants to make a real case for #1.