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kaktusino
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Great stuff, Elena! :worship: :hearts: :hearts:
QF vs
Radwanska H2H 1-2
Hantuchova H2H 9-3

iGOAT
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:28 AM
:sad: I was going for Jarka :hug:

But congrats Elena :bounce: I think you'll win :yeah:

saul1333
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:29 AM
yay!! good luck in the qf:bounce:
she had to hit a lot of second serves hope she isnt too tired from winning all of these matches.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:30 AM
Lena ;) :D :) :)
must serve better tomorrow :p

itzhak
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:30 AM
Lena won despite very low percentage of 1st serve,39%. However, hitting 36 times 2nd serve and only 3 df's it's not bad at all...

goldenlox
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:30 AM
Lena is 14-0 in sets this year. Already playing her 8th match in about 10 days

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:33 AM
Nice win Lena! Good luck in the quarters. Good luck in Melbourne Jarmilla!

Kai
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:39 AM
congrats Lena :yeah: :D

Josh.
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:40 AM
Crush Aga please Elena. :(

Keadz
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Jarka :(, had chances to go up 4-2 but couldn't take them. What a shame. Not a bad effort though. Hopefully it isn't long before we see her in the top 30 where she belongs.

Elena better win this tournament!

miffedmax
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:45 AM
How long can she keep this up? This is all building up to some kind of horrific AO catastrophe that will have my crawling under the bed and curling up in a fetal position with a bottle of scotch, a pile of old Authority comic books and my collection of Crusader models.

Lulu.
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:47 AM
Jarka. :sad:

M&M
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:47 AM
congrats elena :D

Ben.
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:47 AM
Great effort from Jarka :hug: Glad she pushed Lena in the 2nd set :)

Congrats to Lena :yeah:

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:50 AM
Elena....

i hope this form carries with you to the AOpen Final! :bounce:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:03 AM
Victory number 411

Vamos in QF !!

TheFifthAvocado
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:13 AM
How long can she keep this up? This is all building up to some kind of horrific AO catastrophe that will have my crawling under the bed and curling up in a fetal position with a bottle of scotch, a pile of old Authority comic books and my collection of Crusader models.

I was worried about the same exact situation. :sad:

Kworb
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:52 AM
Elena on her way to becoming World #1 and Grand Slam champion

DragonFlame
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:21 AM
I have to agree as well... how long can she keep this up? This just feels like a build-up for a tired elena at australian open. She's not the youngest anymore. :help:

I really hope she doesn't overplay before the AO.
Awh well... we'll see how it turns out.

GoGoGo elenaD

DivaRenaFan87
Jan 13th, 2009, 04:39 AM
I hope that Lena isn't playing herself to death thinking its a "good preperation" for the OZ.

I'd hate to see the good form she has come into the year with disappearing because she got exhausted from playing too much.

However, 3 df's for all those second serves she had to hit (39% first serves :rolleyes:) is actually a good stat for her.

Overall I am really impressed with her form starting out '09.

Good Luck in the Quarters

(even though I secretly think I want Radwanska to win....:p)

azmad_88
Jan 13th, 2009, 06:53 AM
:woohoo: keep it up lena...hope you wont tire yourself out

kittyking
Jan 13th, 2009, 07:02 AM
Lena is 14-0 in sets this year. Already playing her 8th match in about 10 days

I'd just like to remind you all that Lena LOST in doubles to Kittyqueen and YJC :angel:

Jachal
Jan 13th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Yeah, I join all those people, who are starting to worry about Lena getting tired. I really hope all that good form doesn't lead up to a surprising 1st round loss at AO.

If Lena wins against A-Rad she will defend the No.1 spot in Race :devil:

Go for it girl!

martinafan
Jan 13th, 2009, 10:26 AM
Elena played AMAZING tennis in the first set and was up 2-0 in the second before she had a bit of a lapse and sprayed heaps of balls. Jarmila was playing quite well, and definitely well enough to capitalise on this lapse from Elena. But when Elena found her range again she was just too consistent.

Hardly made an error at all in the first set, and they were WHACKING the ball to each other!

Zojirushi
Jan 13th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Good job Lena, QF vs Radwanska, it's the time to get the revenge:devil:

goldenlox
Jan 13th, 2009, 11:21 AM
"I feel it's going to be a tough competition. There are a lot of good players out there, and it's going (to be) tough," Dementieva said.
"I just want to try my best, you know? I feel good so far, so we'll see how far I can go there."
Dementieva began her year in New Zealand, winning the ASB Classic in Auckland, and said she had no worries about a possible long run in Sydney ahead of next week's Open.
"I think it's very important to play a couple tournaments before the grand slam just to get used to the game and get good confidence," she said.
"It was a long off-season, so you always want to play a competition after such a long break."
One thing Dementieva doesn't need though is the anticipated hot finish to this week's tournament in Sydney and then in Melbourne for the start of the Open.
The Russian said acclimatising to Australian summer temperatures was always a challenge.
"I heard it's going to be extremely hot in Melbourne and going to be hot all the way here," she said.
"I don't know if you can really get used to the heat.
"You're just trying to play as quick as possible and get away from the court."

Dave.
Jan 13th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Well done Elena. :yeah:

I'm not sure, I'd rather Elena keep winning and play as many matches as possible before the AO. 2 straight weeks of play should be nothing for a professional athlete, especially one of the fittest on tour, which Elena is.

KV
Jan 13th, 2009, 04:14 PM
Keep going Lena :)

Sander.
Jan 13th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Elena, hopefully you will win three tournaments in a row...:inlove:

Edinboro
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:20 PM
YAY ELENA!!!
:help:
Well, I dont about you guys but I need to head out this weekend and buy a carton of cigarettes. Lord knows ill need em when Elena plays next week. :help:

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:24 PM
:scared:

gmak
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:40 PM
lena :hearts: :yeah: :D
good luck in quarters ;)

UDACHi
Jan 13th, 2009, 08:03 PM
davai dementieva! nice quick wins.

Demska
Jan 13th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Predict a straight sets loss for Elena tomorrow. Strategic tank to get some energy for Melbourne. Nonetheless, Elena wins 7 matches in a row at the wrong time again.