View Full Version : AO 2r Safina d Makarova 6-7 6-3 6-0

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:23 AM
gr8 match

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:24 AM
Ugh, Makarova. :weirdo:

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:25 AM
makarova is so bad honestly

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:25 AM
My god that was a horrid choke from Maka.

Miss Amor
Jan 21st, 2009, 02:26 AM
Dinara was horrible in the first set, too passive

She picked up her game a bit later, :bounce:

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:26 AM
What a relief. Keep going Dinara :yeah:

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:26 AM
I really like Makarova's game. She had 2 break points to be serving 76 *31, but Dinara had a lucky let cord. Then held and Makarova tired as the match went on.

Makarova has a nice lefty game and has improved a lot. I expect her to be top 20 this year and a multi-millionaire in 2 or 3 years.
She's 20.

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:26 AM
Safina :hearts:

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:27 AM
the turning point was very clear: in the 2nd set, Makarova was leading 2-1 and had BP, she missed easy shot near the net and from this point, it was obvious who gonna win...

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:28 AM
Good fighback from Dinara, but really Makarowa had her on the plate... she missed a sitter to go *3-1 up in the 2nd and from then on she never looked like a winner of this match. :help:

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:29 AM
She missed a very easy shot into the open court on breakpoint early in the 2nd set. Safina was very solid in the third set and didn't let her back into the match.

It seems like players simply aren't able to keep leads against Safina.

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:30 AM
Safina played like shit in the 1st set, but the next 2 did justice to her ranking.

I wonder is it because of the heat?

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:31 AM
Katya choked and let Dinara back in and her level dropped off really sharply.
Dinara got away ........ needs to pick it up quick :o

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:32 AM
It was a good match until Makarova chokes. But I was really impressed by her, she has a nice lefty serve on the deuce side that gave Dinara a lot of troubles. Well played Dinara. :yeah:

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:33 AM
After holding at *12 in the second set and then breaking serve, she started to look more and more like herself. Last game in particular had some vintage Safina groundies.

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:33 AM
Lucky one brainless ball basher

Easy road til semis unless the Woz plays her gutsy game in QF

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:34 AM
maka maka shithouse

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:37 AM
but Dinara had a lucky let cord.


The word luck defines the career of Safina . Luck luck and more luck

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:42 AM
When Sharapova led Safina at RG 76 66 *52, 2 points from a win, Dinara had the same kind of lucky net cord that becomes a drop shot.
Both at very key moments of the match

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:44 AM
well done fina

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:55 AM
I was impressed with Makarova's game

She reminds me of a lefty Myskina : flat and precise strokes, amazing angles, great speed around the court...

Jan 21st, 2009, 02:56 AM
Hope the useless of her brother beats Federer in next rd

Jan 21st, 2009, 03:01 AM
Hope the useless of her brother beats Federer in next rd

i thought you didn't like that handsome devil marat?

Jan 21st, 2009, 03:02 AM
safina :)

Jan 21st, 2009, 03:05 AM
Makarova :clap2:, watched the 2 first sets and I was impressed.
Those DF Dina :lol::tape:

Jan 21st, 2009, 03:06 AM
I was really impressed with makarova, didn't expect it. A lefty with power. Her serve was decent, she has a really nice backhand and she was moving much better then i expected she would! :D The things she was missing though were endurance(couldn't handle a 3-set struggle against safina, physically AND mentally.) and a more powerful forehand. Her forehand was missing that 'oempf' and had way too many topspin on it. If her forehand was just a little flatter and with more power she could have really made it difficult for safina.
Definetly interested in makarova's results later this year, i'll keep an eye out for her! :)

Anyway, well done safina for making it through! Keep it up, solid play from you in the end just like elenaD. :yeah:

Jan 21st, 2009, 03:32 AM
dinara :tape:

Jan 21st, 2009, 03:35 AM
Go on.

Jan 21st, 2009, 05:54 AM
Damn it someone beat Safina finally... She's definitely not that good!

Jan 21st, 2009, 07:34 AM

Shonami Slam
Jan 21st, 2009, 07:42 AM
i predicted makarova to have a good run this tourny, should the draw allow it.
it's a shame the draw didn't because she's great in slams, and she loves the biggest competition.

Jan 21st, 2009, 07:47 AM
:worship:Dinara, good luck in next round!
Katya :hug:

Jan 21st, 2009, 04:49 PM
dinara :yeah: :D :)
phew :o

Jan 21st, 2009, 05:00 PM
After I went to bed Katya didn't win another game :lol: :sobbing:

Miss Amor
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:32 PM
Safina always has problems with the heat in Melbourne, do better in the next round :hearts: