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Demska
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:39 AM
Nice match, a lot of fun ! Some great rallies with lots of squeals and screams :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: but then a few bad patches too.

Amazing start for Elena, confidence for AO :banana: Career title #12 :) Played well enough to get the job done pretty easily

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Lena V :hug: :sad: Had many chances! Lead 3-1 and had 0-40 to to a double break *4-1! Great tourny too, hope she causes some upsets in AO! :kiss:

patch.
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:39 AM
first title of 2009 goes to Elena Dementieva :worship::worship::worship:

it was far from straight forward in the first set but the second seemed relativly easy like most of the week has been for Elena :yeah: Vesnina should be very happy with how shes played this tournament though :hug:

all straight sets wins, she looks to be in good form heading into melbourne :D

well done Elena :inlove:

Dodoboy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:40 AM
Nothing too astounding, but had to fight of early resistance from Vesnina which quickly fizzle away :lol:

Congrats Elena on first title of the year :cool::yeah:

Vesnina could have done a lot more here, and the score is just BLAH.

Craig.
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:41 AM
Well done, Lena.

Russianboy
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:41 AM
:D:worship:

Miranda
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:42 AM
:lol::bounce::lol::bounce:

No Name Face
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:42 AM
T'was an awful match, but Lena has won a title every year since '06. sign of greatness :worship:

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Great job Lena! Really stepped it up after a slow start! Congrats on the title! Vesnina played really well at the beggining but just couldn't sustain it throughout the match. Still she had a great week!

sammy01
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:42 AM
well done lena d, you were a class above the field.

CR3WLFC
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:43 AM
WOW thats quick the match just finished 2 secs ago

Zojirushi
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:43 AM
Well Done Lena:bounce: your 1st title in 09;)

saul1333
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:44 AM
congrats to lena for winning. first set was a little patchy (i blame the shoes) but second set she dominated. hopefully she does well next week and very well at the AO.

Some1
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Good win for Lena, she won all her matchs in straight sets. I hope she'll win Sydney, where she will see top10 players. =)

Kai
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:45 AM
congrats Lena :inlove: :D

Anabelcroft
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:46 AM
Someone said Dementieva in other www thread that Dementieva will trail and come back from 1:4 in the first set...

Well,almost right! :-)

RJWCapriati
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:49 AM
Great start to the year Elena

goldenlox
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:51 AM
Good to see Vesnina in a final, but Dementieva was too good for this field

Ciarán
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:53 AM
I watched all her matches :rolleyes:
She is a huge contender for AO

Demska
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:02 AM
http://i41.tinypic.com/2nrjaq8.jpg

Uranium
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:02 AM
:worship:

Kworb
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:03 AM
:bowdown:

BOWWW

LindsayRulz
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:04 AM
Lena :yeah:

Demska
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:05 AM
http://i41.tinypic.com/2lwtxdf.jpg

nabfunky
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:06 AM
i'm ticked off that she didn't mention lena v. in her speech. :mad:

Edinboro
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:07 AM
So glad for Lena. <3

kaktusino
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:08 AM
Congratulations to Elena Dementieva. :worship: :worship: :worship:
They laughed together after the match :hearts:, and seems like Vesnina isn't so sad, as she could be. Congratulations to her too. :bounce:

Edinboro
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:10 AM
Does anyone know if she can be world number 3 with this win?

FoxyliciousKhat
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:11 AM
Nothing too astounding, but had to fight of early resistance from Vesnina which quickly fizzle away :lol:

Congrats Elena on first title of the year :cool::yeah:

Vesnina could have done a lot more here, and the score is just BLAH.

Vesnina was doing well earlier on but at 3/1 0/40 after a reasonably long rally play was halted, they had to replay the point and ElenaD held. Then at 3/2 40/0 Vesnina thought she'd won the game to go up 4/2 when her shot was called out. Elena clawed back and Vesnina never looked or played the same.

Still Elena's all around game look really good this week and if she continue like this 2009 could be a good one for her.


Congrats Elena
Foxy

serenus_2k8
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Vesnina sucked, probably tired. Congrats Elena, you've got to admire how much u have put into your career. Resilient as ever ;)

kaktusino
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Does anyone know if she can be world number 3 with this win?

No, but she's very close now...

TiK-Tee
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:19 AM
:banana:

pwayne
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:20 AM
I think that the let at 3-2 40-40 changed the match around. Linesperson called a service winner out that was correctly overruled by the chair but did not give Vesnina the pt. Then on the next pt. Dementieva hit a service winner on her way to even the match.

saul1333
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:24 AM
she just relaxed after the first set. her 1st serve% was like in the 40s and her first service game in the second she made all first serves and her next service game she got 2 aces.

Dini.
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:25 AM
Congrats Elena..:D

Well done!! Now keep it up :worship:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:27 AM
Congrats Lena :D

FERLKE
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:30 AM
congrats Lena!! :hearts::kiss:

Leo_DFP
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:34 AM
See Lena, it's not so hard after all to win titles!

It took her so long to win her first one, until Amelia Island '03, and she's gone through long patches in her career without titles, but I hope she can be more consistent now bringing home the hardware!

Prizeidiot
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:51 AM
Congrats to Elena, an excellent start to the season.

Hope to see more in Australia

Dawn Marie
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:58 AM
I wish for a few tennis gifts this year. Venus winning another Slam. Amelie winning FO and Elena winning a slam. Serena winning another slam. Sveta winning a slam and Azeranka winning her first title. Henin and Hingis coming back from retirement and playing for a title. LOL

felipe2004
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:02 AM
Dementieva! :D

winone23
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:06 AM
congrats Dementieva

danieln1
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:10 AM
Fun match, I enjoyed watching the tournament in Auckland, it was fun! Now Sydney!!!

Roookie
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Never in doubt Lena D. :banana:...

UDACHi
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:33 AM
great job by elena. :) good to see her start the year right.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:35 AM
Victory number 409 , first title on Rebound Ace/Plexicushion and 12th overall

That is what I call a good week

Golovinjured.
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:47 AM
Dementieva will not lose a match this year. :hearts:

TheFifthAvocado
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:52 AM
Dementieva will not lose a match this year. :hearts:

OMG :inlove:

Job well done, Lovely Lane. :worship::hearts:

homogenius
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:55 AM
Never in doubt.Easy title but it's still a very good start of the year for her and she should be confident at AO.

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:02 AM
well done Elena D! :)

I really think she will be dangerous in Melbourne

miffedmax
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:14 AM
I hear this one's going into heavy rotation on The Playboy Channel.

Seriously, I'm glad to see Lena's finally building her schedule around something besides Mommy Vera's favorite boutiques. It paid off with gold last year and hopefully some more hardware this year.

saul1333
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:20 AM
i thought her brother's gf was pretty cute;)
nice to see her whole family is really supportive.

Lulu.
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:29 AM
Expected.

dicanio_michael
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:32 AM
Congratulations! :)

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:52 AM
She should have played Brisbane, wudda won that.

jonny84
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:43 AM
Good win and another title for Elena D! Good prep for Melbourne!

F-R-E-A-K
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:49 AM
:woohoo:

Elena D :kiss: :hearts:

Sander.
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:51 AM
Elena:hug::yeah:
Keep this form!

Dexter
Jan 10th, 2009, 06:54 AM
Congrats to Lena, she looks in top-shape.
I'm gutted for Vesnina, she really let it slip. :sad: So many chances in the 1st and she started out so brilliantly. :sad:

Dave.
Jan 10th, 2009, 06:58 AM
Well done Elena! That's 4 titles now in the last year, I don't think she's ever held that many has she? :D Now (for once) do well in the AO.


Bartoli, Jankovic, Davenport, Dementieva -- Auckland's honour roll could easily pass for a Tier II no?

Iceland
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:45 AM
Great start for Elena :yeah:. Now please win this stupid Grand Slam.

Adal
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:46 AM
Good job, Lena :bigclap:

markdelaney
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:52 AM
When you enter a tournament ranked number 4 and you are the only top ten player in that tournament, you really should win it.

darkangel23
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:04 AM
Lena V. :sad:

Brena
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:04 AM
Demented :rocker:
Now do some damage at the AO.

tiffanykatya.
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:45 AM
congrats lena D.:bounce:

Tatianadove
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:00 AM
My congrats to both Lenas!:worship:

gmak
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:18 AM
lena :yeah: :woohoo: :D :worship:
never in doubt ;)

first title in Oceania :)

HenryMag.
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:38 AM
nice week for Lena...:woohoo:

Ceri
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Yay Lena! Good luck for the Aussie! :)

kittyking
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:50 AM
T'was an awful match, but Lena has won a title every year since '06. sign of greatness :worship:

May that be your last lie of the year :angel:

Was a good match, not quite the thriller one hoped for but both good girls player their best and I do predict that Elena will make at least one Grand Slam final this season.

Filippo-Nastya
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:54 AM
Wow, Elena won a title in the 1st week of January winning all the matches in 2 sets, congrats! :worship: (Slow starter who? :lol:)

Lacrish
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Good job Lena!

LCS
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Elena :worship:

vwfan
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:52 PM
congrats Elena!

squig2k
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:54 PM
love it! attack for no.3 in sydney and then show ur stuff at AO!

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:08 PM
12 titles in 12 different tournaments :)

cn ireland
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Congrats on title #12 Elena D:bounce:!

Hope its the first of many this year;).

M.P
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Go Lena!! Kill it @ Sydney & AO!!

Rix643
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:57 PM
Lena :hug:

Lena :bounce:

G&R
Jan 10th, 2009, 06:14 PM
well done elena

goldenlox
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:05 PM
Lena's been in the weight room

http://s55.radikal.ru/i149/0901/97/c1c7e5c94bec.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru/)

mr-bean007
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:45 PM
congrats! :)

mc8114
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:52 PM
:woohoo: :D

Pansa
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:53 PM
:worship: 1st of 09!

SM
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:06 PM
frustrating to see Dementieva win, time for generation next!!! pfft...