View Full Version : Luxembourg R2: Elena Dementieva (RUS)[1] def. Gisela Dulko (ARG) 6-2 6-2

Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:23 PM
Congrats Lena! :bigclap::bounce:

Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:25 PM

Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:26 PM
Convincing win for the best player of all time :hearts:

Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:28 PM
well done lena:hearts:

Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:30 PM
nice and easy :cool:

Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:30 PM
She only hit five winners in the second set (the only set I saw), and three came in the last game. Three aces, backhand down the line, drop volley. That said, Dulko was anticipating her shots well, so good on her for that. Dementieva was decent, being aggressive, going for more shots than I usually see from her, venturing to net occasionally. This kind of surface I used to feel was best for her, but only when she plays like she did today: on the baseline, dictating, going for her shots. She doesn't do that much anymore, so it was nice to see. I hope she'll replicate this level of intensity against Mauresmo (wishing/hoping!).

Beijing W-USO SF-Tokyo QF-Stuttgart QF-Moscow SF-Luxembourg QF. :) For being "so bad" since the Olympics, she's the only player in the top 15 aside from Safina to not lose before a QF since then.

Keep it up!

Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:31 PM
Lena :) :yeah: :D :)

Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:33 PM
congrats lena...eheh

Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:36 PM
Elena in straights :woohoo: :yeah:

Hoping for a matchup with Amélie next round! :hearts:

Oct 23rd, 2008, 02:42 PM
In my version of this match, as they're walking off court Lena accidently bumps Gisela with her racket bag. "You bitch, you did that on purpose," shouts Dulko, who then slaps Elena. Elena grabs hold of Gisela's pony tail and . . .

I gotta go.

(Yes. I'm a pervert. Deal with it).

Oct 23rd, 2008, 03:03 PM
The Olympic Gold medal champion keeps rolling along

Oct 23rd, 2008, 03:10 PM
Nice and easy. :angel:

Miss Amor
Oct 23rd, 2008, 03:30 PM
Horrible play by Gisela :o

Oct 23rd, 2008, 03:35 PM

Oct 23rd, 2008, 04:04 PM
Nice job Lena! Good luck against Amelie! Too bad Gisela

Oct 23rd, 2008, 04:25 PM
Go Elena :dance:

Oct 23rd, 2008, 05:14 PM
Well done Lena :yeah:

Ludwig the winners as you described them sound encouraging. 3 aces in a 6-2 set is just unfathomable for Lena and a backhand that's not crosscourt is just :hearts:. Drop volley is even better. :D

cn ireland
Oct 23rd, 2008, 05:16 PM
Good win Elena:yeah:!

Oct 23rd, 2008, 06:38 PM
Gise :hug: It seems Lena played a really good match :yeah:

Oct 23rd, 2008, 06:52 PM
tough start but anything else wasn't a real test, sorry Gise...

keep it up Elena, you'll need it against Amelie