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Dinayer
Feb 4th, 2009, 04:57 PM
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

February 15-21, 2009
Premier
Prize Money: $2,000,000
Draw: 56M/32Q/28D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Salah Tahlak

Official Web Site:
www.dubaitennischampionships.com


:angel:

Dinayer
Feb 4th, 2009, 04:58 PM
2009 Women's Line Up


Player Name Nat. Rank

Serena Williams USA 1
Dinara Safina RUS 2
Jelena Jankovic SRB 3
Elena Dementieva RUS 4
Vera Zvonareva RUS 5
Venus Williams USA 6
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 7
Ana Ivanovic SRB 8
Agnieszka Radwanska POL 9
Nadia Petrova RUS 10
Marion Bartoli FRA 11
Alize Cornet FRA 14
Maria Sharapova RUS 17
Anna Chakvetadze RUS 19
Jie Zheng CHN 20
Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 21
Katarina Srebotnik SLO 22
Amelie Mauresmo FRA 23
Kaia Kanepi EST 24
Agnes Szavay HUN 25
Ai Sugiyama JPN 26
Sybille Bammer AUT 27
Alisa Kleybanova RUS 28
Na Li CHN 29
Daniela Hantuchova SVK 33
Maria Kirilenko RUS 37
Francesca Schiavone ITA 38
* Women's ranks as of Feb. 2, 2009

PersephoneDisco
Feb 4th, 2009, 04:58 PM
Pepi, you genius! :worship:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 4th, 2009, 04:59 PM
No.2 oh yeh! :cool:

Dinayer
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:02 PM
last year:

R1 Dinara Safina def. Selima Sfar 6-1 6-3

R2 Anna Chakvetadze def. Dinara Safina 67(3) 64 63 :o

Dinayer
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Pepi, you genius! :worship:

thank you Mazzy :awww: :kiss:

Dinayer
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:03 PM
No.2 oh yeh! :cool:

so good :cool: :cool: :cool:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:03 PM
Don't worry Pepi, she'll do good ;)

Dinayer
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:04 PM
only 11 days :lol:

Dinayer
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:06 PM
Don't worry Pepi, she'll do good ;)

*finger crossed* ;)

PersephoneDisco
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:07 PM
Pepi, we will do a countdown! :lol:

11 days! :yeah:

camilia
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:09 PM
Very smart princess;)

Dinayer
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:10 PM
:lol: Yeah Mazzy

Dinayer
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Very smart princess;)

thank you, Princess Cami :kiss:

I hope the title is okay :angel: :worship: :worship:

camilia
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:20 PM
thank you, Princess Cami :kiss:

I hope the title is okay :angel: :worship: :worship:

Perfect :kiss:

Dinayer
Feb 4th, 2009, 05:22 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

Good :yeah: thank you :kiss:

enchantrezz
Feb 4th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Wow, Dina in Dubai :drool:

Dinayer
Feb 4th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Dubai :inlove::lol:

bruce goose
Feb 5th, 2009, 05:31 AM
thank you, Princess Cami :kiss:

I hope the title is okay :angel: :worship: :worship:Estoy en acuerdo de mi novia Cami,Pepina Dulce:smooch:;has creado un nombre muy chido:yeah:

Aleksandrina
Feb 5th, 2009, 02:28 PM
Army of Russian stars join all-star cast at Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships

Five of the World’s top 10 women competing in Dubai hail from Russia -

Dubai, UAE, 2 February 2009: The high number of Russian tennis fans will have plenty to cheer about when the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships gets underway on February 15th.

Australian Open, French Open and Olympic finalist Dinara Safina may be the player to beat in a field that not only includes every top Russian player but every member of the women’s top 10. The 22-year old has made astonishing progress since she was beaten in the second round here 12 months ago, winning titles in Berlin with victories over Justine Henin and Serena Williams, as well as Los Angeles, Montreal and the Tokyo indoor event. This season she has already swept to the final of both events she has played, in Sydney and Melbourne, positioning herself well to claim the number one ranking.

But she faces stiff opposition from fellow Russians Elena Dementieva, Vera Zvonareva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova and Maria Sharapova. Dementieva has admitted that her victory here last year was the springboard to a sensational season that saw her capture the gold medal at the Olympics, and she followed her Beijing triumph with semi-finals at the US Open, Moscow and the Sony Ericsson Championships, as well as a further title in Luxembourg. This season she began where she left off in 2008 by winning 15 consecutive matches as she claimed back-to-back titles in Auckland and Sydney and reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Zvonareva is also in great form, reaching a career-high ranking of five in the world following a fantastic run towards the end of last season that earned her a place at the Sony Ericsson Championships. A title in Guangzhou was followed by a semi-final in Beijing, a quarter-final in Stuttgart, and finals in Moscow, Linz and Doha. This year she continued her run by reaching the Australian Open semi-finals.

Kuznetsova is also accumulating the victories after moving back to Moscow from Spain and linking up with new coach Olga Morozova. She was a finalist in Tokyo and Beijing, and in January she enjoyed a run to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. Petrova has also proved she can beat the best, with titles last year in Cincinnati and Quebec City, as well as finals in Eastbourne and Stuttgart and a quarter-final at Wimbledon.

Add in the intriguing return of Maria Sharapova, who won the 2008 Australian Open, Doha and Amelia Island in the first half of the year before missing most of the second half with a persistent shoulder injury. That injury also prevented her defending her title in Melbourne, so she will come to Dubai lacking match-practice but fresh and ready for any challenges that come her way.

“The Russians have long made an impact at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, but Elena Dementieva in 2008 was the first to go all the way and win the title,” said Colm McLoughlin, Managing Director of tournament owners and organisers Dubai Duty Free. “With so many other top players competing as well, it will be interesting to see if the strong Russian presence can result in another title for them.”

It isn’t just the Russian women who will draw the crowds to the Dubai Tennis Stadium. Nikolay Davydenko ended last year as the world number five after reaching the final of Estoril and the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, and claiming titles in Miami, with wins over Dubai champion Andy Roddick and Rafael Nadal, as well as Poertschach and Warsaw. This season he was forced to miss the Australian Open with injury after defaulting his second match in Chennai, so like Sharapova he will be raring to go once he gets on court here.

Other Russian men competing in Dubai include 2007 finalist Mikhail Youzhny, Dmitry Tursunov and Igor Andreev.

As well as the Russians, other players bidding for the title include Jelena Jankovic, Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic, Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick.

Play at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, which is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, begins on February 15th 2009 with the WTA Tour event and continues with the ATP tournament from February 23rd.

http://www.tennisforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

PersephoneDisco
Feb 5th, 2009, 02:50 PM
thank you Aleksandrina! :)

PersephoneDisco
Feb 5th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Is Maria Sharapova playing in Dubai? :scratch:

Dinayer
Feb 5th, 2009, 02:54 PM
Estoy en acuerdo de mi novia Cami,Pepina Dulce:smooch:;has creado un nombre muy chido:yeah:

gracias :kiss: :smooch: :angel:

Dinayer
Feb 5th, 2009, 02:55 PM
10 days :lol: :angel:

Dinayer
Feb 5th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Is Maria Sharapova playing in Dubai? :scratch:

Dont think so

PersephoneDisco
Feb 5th, 2009, 02:56 PM
10 days :lol: :angel:

Indeed! :lol:

Nina.
Feb 5th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Umh...what does the title mean?

Is Maria Sharapova playing in Dubai? :scratch:

No :sobbing:

Dinayer
Feb 5th, 2009, 03:08 PM
"Good luck" in Cami's (Dubai) language :lol:

Nina.
Feb 5th, 2009, 03:22 PM
ah, thanks!

camilia
Feb 5th, 2009, 04:49 PM
"Good luck" in Cami's (Dubai) language :lol:

It's called Arabic Language Pepi ;)

Dinayer
Feb 5th, 2009, 07:05 PM
It's called Arabic Language Pepi ;)

thank you :lol:

camilia
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:33 AM
thank you :lol:

You are so welcome mi princesa pequen~a preciosa :hug:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 6th, 2009, 08:02 AM
Learning spanish are we? :lol: any major weather updates for dubai? As long as theres no gale force wind predicted for the 15th, i'm happy!

camilia
Feb 6th, 2009, 10:01 AM
Learning spanish are we? :lol: any major weather updates for dubai? As long as theres no gale force wind predicted for the 15th, i'm happy!

Yep, I have a great teacher and I'm practising my Spanish on Pepi ;)

As for the weather, so far so good :)

Tatianadove
Feb 6th, 2009, 10:42 AM
I'm waiting to start of Dubai tornament!! Now i will watch it on TV :P and will see the ball!!! (in internet translations I can't see the ball :( )

camilia
Feb 6th, 2009, 02:06 PM
I'm waiting to start of Dubai tornament!! Now i will watch it on TV :P and will see the ball!!! (in internet translations I can't see the ball :( )

sorry for you sweetie :hug:

bruce goose
Feb 6th, 2009, 02:15 PM
:kiss::kiss::inlove:Yep, I have a great teacher and I'm practising my Spanish on Pepi ;)

PersephoneDisco
Feb 6th, 2009, 04:01 PM
I'm waiting to start of Dubai tornament!! Now i will watch it on TV :P and will see the ball!!! (in internet translations I can't see the ball :( )

I think British Eurosport will show Dubai. Here's hoping! Lol I hate not being able to see the ball on justintv, it just makes me so :(

Dinayer
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:25 PM
9 days :aparty: :p

Dinayer
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:26 PM
You are so welcome mi princesa pequen~a preciosa :hug:

:hug:
Your spanish :worship: :worship: :worship:

Princess :kiss:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:30 PM
9 days :aparty: :p

I was in the supermarket and I forgot what the date was when i was checking a sell by date and I remembered the 15th was Dubai and it was on monday, I didn't even take my phone out! :p

Tatianadove
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:32 PM
I think British Eurosport will show Dubai. Here's hoping! Lol I hate not being able to see the ball on justintv, it just makes me so :(
same here!:( watching a ball makes tennis special for me! :p
I will watch on Dubai Sports. just hope the schedule of matches will be ok for my classes otherwise I have to miss them:angel:

Dinayer
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:32 PM
I was in the supermarket and I forgot what the date was when i was chcecking a sell by date and I remembered the 15th was Dubai and it was on monday, I didn't even take my phone out! :p

wow :worship: :lol: :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Pepi, my life revolves around Dina! :lol:

Dinayer
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Pepi, my life revolves around Dina! :lol:

such a good life :cool: :hearts: :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:44 PM
Hell yeah!

camilia
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:44 PM
:hug:
Your spanish :worship: :worship: :worship:

Princess :kiss:

I had some help :angel:

Dinayer
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:45 PM
I had some help :angel:

Bruce? :angel:

camilia
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:45 PM
same here!:( watching a ball makes tennis special for me! :p
I will watch on Dubai Sports. just hope the schedule of matches will be ok for my classes otherwise I have to miss them:angel:

Dubai sports rocks :cool:

camilia
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Pepi, my life revolves around Dina! :lol:

I'm already back to work, so no more lovely trips to Dubai till the summer holiday :sad:

Dinayer
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:49 PM
I'm already back to work, so no more lovely trips to Dubai till the summer holiday :sad:

oh noes :hug: :hug: :hug:

camilia
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Bruce? :angel:

well it wasn't you then it must be him :p

Dinayer
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:54 PM
well it wasn't you then it must be him :p

yeah, you're right :lol: :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:58 PM
well it wasn't you then it must be him :p

Well maybe you got a hold of Claudio but you would have told me on msn already ;)

camilia
Feb 6th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Well maybe you got a hold of Claudio but you would have told me on msn already ;)

:haha: I didn't give up on David yet :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 6th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Oh pardon me Cami!:lol:

Dinayer
Feb 7th, 2009, 07:14 PM
8 days :p :)

PersephoneDisco
Feb 7th, 2009, 09:20 PM
:bounce: :p thanks gemela :cool:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 9th, 2009, 04:56 PM
6 days to go! :woohoo:

camilia
Feb 9th, 2009, 05:05 PM
6 days to go! :woohoo:

We need some action Dina :bounce:

Dinayer
Feb 11th, 2009, 03:32 PM
4 days :banana:

Dinayer
Feb 12th, 2009, 02:51 PM
3 days :aparty: :aparty: :lol:

cant wait!

Nina.
Feb 12th, 2009, 04:44 PM
so Pepi...you're really looking forward to this tournament, huh?

camilia
Feb 12th, 2009, 04:47 PM
It's so windy today here in the UAE, hopefully it won't get this windy when the tourney begins!!!

PersephoneDisco
Feb 12th, 2009, 06:43 PM
Noooo, not the wind!
Bad Dina likes the wind while Good Dina doesn't!

camilia
Feb 12th, 2009, 08:14 PM
hopefully the wind will go away :)

PersephoneDisco
Feb 12th, 2009, 08:46 PM
hopefully the wind will go away :)

Touch wood my dear Cami :)

Dinayer
Feb 13th, 2009, 05:09 PM
so Pepi...you're really looking forward to this tournament, huh?

:lol: Yeah :hearts:

2 days :p

Dinayer
Feb 13th, 2009, 05:11 PM
It's so windy today here in the UAE, hopefully it won't get this windy when the tourney begins!!!

:scared: :scared:

Aleksandrina
Feb 14th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Main Draw

[1] WILLIAMS, Serena USA vs BYE
CHAN, Yung-Jan TPE vs ERRANI, Sara ITA
STOSUR, Samantha AUS vs RYBARIKOVA, Magdalena SVK
QUALIFIER vs [13] ZHENG, Jie CHN
[9] RADWANSKA, Agnieszka POL vs QUALIFIER
SZAVAY, Agnes HUN vs TANASUGARN, Tamarine THA
QUALIFIER vs KLEYBANOVA, Alisa RUS
BYE vs [8] IVANOVIC, Ana SRB

[4] DEMENTIEVA, Elena RUS vs BYE
KORYTTSEVA, Mariya UKR vs BAMMER, Sybille AUT
GOVORTSOVA, Olga BLR vs BONDARENKO, Alona UKR
MAURESMO, Amelie FRA vs [14] MEDINA GARRIGUES, Anabel ESP
[10] CORNET, Alize FRA vs GROENEFELD, Anna-Lena GER
QUALIFIER vs KVITOVA, Petra CZE
KIRILENKO, Maria RUS vs PAVLYUCHENKOVA, Anastasia RUS
BYE vs [6] WILLIAMS, Venus USA

[7] KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana RUS vs BYE
QUALIFIER vs LI, Na CHN
PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana BUL vs QUALIFIER
CIRSTEA, Sorana ROU vs [12] CIBULKOVA, Dominika SVK
[16] KANEPI, Kaia EST vs QUALIFIER
[WC] MIRZA, Sania IND vs MAKAROVA, Ekaterina RUS
PENG, Shuai CHN vs NICULESCU, Monica ROU
BYE vs [3] JANKOVIC, Jelena SRB

[5] ZVONAREVA, Vera RUS vs BYE
[WC] DUSHEVINA, Vera RUS vs QUALIFIER
SCHIAVONE, Francesca ITA vs DELLACQUA, Casey AUS
SUGIYAMA, Ai JPN vs [11] BARTOLI, Marion FRA
[15] CHAKVETADZE, Anna RUS vs PEER, Shahar ISR
[WC] VOEGELE, Stefanie SUI vs HANTUCHOVA, Daniela SVK
BONDARENKO, Kateryna UKR vs RAZZANO, Virginie FRA
BYE vs [2] SAFINA, Dinara

PersephoneDisco
Feb 14th, 2009, 02:53 PM
Thanks Aleksandrina!

Oh the perks of having a bye :angel:

tejmeglekvár
Feb 14th, 2009, 03:55 PM
not the thougtest path to lose another final. :o

PersephoneDisco
Feb 14th, 2009, 05:25 PM
not the thougtest path to lose another final. :o

Bad Dina loves finals :p

Tatianadove
Feb 14th, 2009, 06:00 PM
Bad Dina loves finals :p

:sad:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 14th, 2009, 06:03 PM
:sad:

I told someone that I WANTED Dinara to win and he told me that she won't if she hits ridiculous amounts ofs UEs and has her hard hitting do or die attitude :sad:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 15th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Dubai has started! :bounce:

If you watch the Dubai 09 preview video on the wta website, you can see Dina having a nice time with Sveta at around the 18 second mark :)

PersephoneDisco
Feb 15th, 2009, 12:19 PM
Okay, Dina is in the bottom draw and will face either K. Bondarenko or Razzano in her first match. The WS are both in the top draw, phew.

Tatianadove
Feb 15th, 2009, 12:26 PM
again they [haters] will speak about "easy" draw :(

PersephoneDisco
Feb 15th, 2009, 12:27 PM
again they [haters] will speak about "easy" draw :(

:ras: Deal with it haters!

Nina.
Feb 15th, 2009, 02:29 PM
again they [haters] will speak about "easy" draw :(

boohoo ;)

tejmeglekvár
Feb 15th, 2009, 03:35 PM
again they [haters] will speak about "easy" draw :(

maybe the so called haters have nightmares because Dinara's "lucky" draws, but my dreams sweet like honey.

PersephoneDisco
Feb 15th, 2009, 03:42 PM
maybe the so called haters have nightmares because Dinara's "lucky" draws, but my dreams sweet like honey.

Oh norbert I've missed your posts during the week off ;)

tejmeglekvár
Feb 15th, 2009, 04:19 PM
Oh norbert I've missed your posts during the week off ;)

missed my posts? :speakles: are you okay? no fever or some viral braindisease? :angel:
:hug:
anyway, monday oop out. Dinara won't play, obviously, because Bondarenko and Razzano didn't play today the first round match.

PersephoneDisco
Feb 15th, 2009, 04:27 PM
missed my posts? :speakles: are you okay? no fever or some viral braindisease? :angel:
:hug:
anyway, monday oop out. Dinara won't play, obviously, because Bondarenko and Razzano didn't play today the first round match.

It must be cos im watching my beloved Momo who is 4-1 in the third!
Nah, Norbert you're my favorite, your catty attitude is soo funny, how can I not love your posts?!

Good to know Norbert :)
I'm hating on Dubai and WTA cos of Peer :sad:

tejmeglekvár
Feb 15th, 2009, 04:58 PM
I'm hating on Dubai and WTA cos of Peer :sad:

bunch of hypocrite all of them.
Peer (and maybe some supporter who persuade her) knew she won't get a visa, but still entered to make "a case".
WTA act the maiden, but they like the doggystyle for some pocketmoney.
And the arabs thinks they can do whatever they want. (okay, obviously yes.)

shame for everyone. i hate when politics are involved to sports. I hated those obama posters and pictures at the Australian open too.

bruce goose
Feb 15th, 2009, 05:03 PM
I'm hating on Dubai and WTA cos of Peer :sad:^^^Can't stay long but I'll just say that I don't HATE them per se;however....so much for the illusion of being a forward-thinking nation,huh?Yeah,ban Peer from the tournament...THAT'LL make a huge difference:rolleyes:.I'll just keep my thoughts private on whether the Jews deserve to have ONE SINGLE HOME where they can walk around safely while her enemies have a MULTITUDE of places in which to live...that's better left out of a tennis forum,I guess:o....

PersephoneDisco
Feb 15th, 2009, 05:23 PM
bunch of hypocrite all of them.
Peer (and maybe some supporter who persuade her) knew she won't get a visa, but still entered to make "a case".
WTA act the maiden, but they like the doggystyle for some pocketmoney.
And the arabs thinks they can do whatever they want. (okay, obviously yes.)

shame for everyone. i hate when politics are involved to sports. I hated those obama posters and pictures at the Australian open too.


It just puts a downer on the tournament and it doesn't look good on anyone.

PersephoneDisco
Feb 15th, 2009, 05:31 PM
World number two, Dinara Safina, added: "It's pretty disappointing she's not playing here. She's a great player and a great athlete.

"I hope she will have many more chances. I think the WTA is doing its best for them."
For whom, Dinara? Hope that won't get lost in translation and look bad on her

Dinayer
Feb 15th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Dina :inlove:

I like the draw, its time for a new title, Davai girl :yeah:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 16th, 2009, 02:06 PM
She will play Razzano. H2H is 3-1 to Dina :yeah:
BTW WTA site has a new video for Dubai 2009 - All Access Area and you get to see Dina (fooling around with Sveta :p) and around the 1.20 minute mark is when we get to hear her talk :)

Dinayer
Feb 16th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Davaaii!! :rocker:

Aleksandrina
Feb 16th, 2009, 03:12 PM
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
M Niculescu (ROU) vs [3] J Jankovic (SRB)
A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [6] V Williams (USA)
V Razzano (FRA) vs [2] D Safina (RUS)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] S Williams (USA) vs S Errani (ITA)
[4] E Dementieva (RUS) vs S Bammer (AUT)

PersephoneDisco
Feb 16th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Damn, can't watch the match! Let's hope her tennis has improved since AO ;)

camilia
Feb 16th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Damn, can't watch the match! Let's hope her tennis has improved since AO ;)

I'll watch for both of us ;)

PersephoneDisco
Feb 16th, 2009, 03:35 PM
I'll watch for both of us ;)


Thank you :angel:

Dinayer
Feb 16th, 2009, 04:04 PM
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
M Niculescu (ROU) vs [3] J Jankovic (SRB)
A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [6] V Williams (USA)
V Razzano (FRA) vs [2] D Safina (RUS)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] S Williams (USA) vs S Errani (ITA)
[4] E Dementieva (RUS) vs S Bammer (AUT)

what time is it? :p

Dinayer
Feb 16th, 2009, 04:08 PM
I'll watch for both of us ;)

:bounce: :lol:

camilia
Feb 16th, 2009, 04:09 PM
what time is it? :p

I'd say somewhere between 2 to 3 pm, that's about 10-11 your time or it can be an hour later, depends on the previous matches!!

PersephoneDisco
Feb 16th, 2009, 04:10 PM
what time is it? :p

Well 12 noon is 8am for us two and I'm guessing Venus and Jelena will take 2 hours minimum so around half 10 our time, Dina might play. I'm just guessing :angel:

Dinayer
Feb 16th, 2009, 04:21 PM
thank you girls :yeah: :hug:

camilia
Feb 16th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Well, Sveta's match was the third today too and it didn't start till 4 p.m my time that's 12 p.m your time, so you can never know

PersephoneDisco
Feb 16th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Yeah, I think 10-12 is when she should play at the earliest :)

tejmeglekvár
Feb 17th, 2009, 12:51 PM
unacceptable performance.

Tatianadove
Feb 17th, 2009, 01:12 PM
i don't want old Dinara to return:sad: Maybe it was some decease she had? Dina is a fighter we all know it! but today she didn't fight :o smth happened with her.

Aleksandrina
Feb 17th, 2009, 01:21 PM
:(:(:(:(

Dinayer
Feb 17th, 2009, 01:25 PM
OMFG Dinara :weirdo:

no words :o

tejmeglekvár
Feb 17th, 2009, 01:54 PM
i blame Krajan too. because he/she thinks one brainless tactic solve all the problems. "hit hard as you can", "go for the shots"... yeah, when she can't hit a decent forehand or DTL something it's a total bullshit.
and the serve, geez. worse and worse.

lilimi
Feb 17th, 2009, 02:20 PM
i don't want old Dinara to return:sad:

old dinara was more creative on court , that's why i'm so frustrated about her game. old dinara was playing well, but had no confidence to win the match points.
Now, she plays the same again, again, and again :yawn: Ok, she wants to be aggressive, but if it doesn't work... then CHANGE!!!!
i hope krajan is aware of that. and that amélie mauremo will win many matches to prove that varuiety is the key.

i blame Krajan too. because he/she thinks one brainless tactic solve all the problems. "hit hard as you can", "go for the shots"... yeah, when she can't hit a decent forehand or DTL something it's a total bullshit.
and the serve, geez. worse and worse.

yes, she has to go for the shots, but when she's in the ideal position, and for that, you need to construct points.

tejmeglekvár
Feb 17th, 2009, 02:26 PM
remember last year, when she won the canadian open, and in the interview they asked her why use so many dropshots. :spit:
taa-daa :haha:

lilimi
Feb 17th, 2009, 02:35 PM
drop-what???? what is it????

bad_angel_109
Feb 17th, 2009, 03:05 PM
omfg. dinara lost! i just realized that when i was on the wta website just then. i cant believe it :eek: :sobbing:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 17th, 2009, 07:02 PM
My day has not got any better........:weirdo:
I'm worried for Dina now, at least the old Dinara had passion and would go down fighting but this Bad Dina just screams and then reacts quietly to defeat...:sobbing:

Dinayer
Feb 17th, 2009, 07:13 PM
My day has not got any better........:weirdo:
I'm worried for Dina now, at least the old Dinara had passion and would go down fighting but this Bad Dina just screams and then reacts quietly to defeat...:sobbing:

:sobbing:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 17th, 2009, 07:43 PM
"She played I think one of her best matches and I was not there," said Safina, who undermined a characteristic selection of winners with 12 double faults. "I didn't give myself the chance to play. It was one of those days today and I'll just have to forget it and get ready for Indian Wells.

"I've been practicing great and was feeling good," added the Russian, who reached the finals of both her previous events this year, at Sydney and the Australian Open. "I guess sometimes it happens, you know. You're feeling good, playing great in practice and you expect to play like that in the match. But sometimes it takes time to transfer your form into the match."


I was expecting her to lose cos of the 'Sveta Effect' and so wasn't that bothered but now cos my day has got shitty, I'm becoming pissed at Krajan's tactics

bruce goose
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:11 AM
Razzano is a decent player but not so much that she should lay such a lopsided loss on Dinara....Who must decide,at some point,how committed she really is to being a #1.Champions simply don't lose to Razzano-types so badly unless they're fighting off an unjury...or that opponent plays an absolutely flawless match-of-her-life.It's still early and Dina HAS made 2 finals...so I'm not too pessimistic yet:I'm an Ana fan,too,so I've seen MUCH worse than this

tejmeglekvár
Feb 18th, 2009, 10:07 AM
i just hope she don't grab a racket for couple of days. go to the beach or make pancakes for Krajan. whatever. just don't play tennis. or something what it lookes like "tennis".

PersephoneDisco
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Razzano is a decent player but not so much that she should lay such a lopsided loss on Dinara....Who must decide,at some point,how committed she really is to being a #1.Champions simply don't lose to Razzano-types so badly unless they're fighting off an unjury...or that opponent plays an absolutely flawless match-of-her-life.It's still early and Dina HAS made 2 finals...so I'm not too pessimistic yet:I'm an Ana fan,too,so I've seen MUCH worse than this

Hmm, I get the feeling she doesn't know how to deal with being so close to no.1, at least when she would lose ranked 13+ she could hide behind the ranking and go on improving but because she's so close to one of her dreams and is stubbornly clinging on to the questionable tactics of her coach, it is a little annoying for her fans to see such a crap performance..:weirdo:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:37 PM
i just hope she don't grab a racket for couple of days. go to the beach or make pancakes for Krajan. whatever. just don't play tennis. or something what it lookes like "tennis".

I hope she puts some salt into Krajans pancakes or burns them :p
I think she needs to watch a video of her playing matches post Berlin. She hasn't had a lot of good tennis memories in the last couple of months....

camilia
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:21 PM
It's clear she needs to do something about that serve, you can't win a tennis match if you can't serve and she should try and learn to be diverse and try different shots.

PersephoneDisco
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:40 PM
It's clear she needs to do something about that serve, you can't win a tennis match if you can't serve and she should try and learn to be diverse and try different shots.

When she serves an ace, the technique is amazing but god 99% of the time when serving, her throwing action is icky and she tosses it so high but then maybe its cos she is of amazonian height :p

redsonja
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:48 PM
I was watching her QF against Dementieva from RG last year, and her toss didn't used to be that high. It's bizarre.

I'm beginning to think that Zeljko is an excellent coach for her psychologically but maybe not so much technically; of course it's true that she's been playing her whole life and doesn't need a whole lot of technical help, but even people with solid technique can go off the rails if they don't constantly get advice about fine-tuning the little things. One day one little thing goes wrong and doesn't get fixed, and, months later, the whole thing is in ruins. I think that's what's happening now; that serve and the forehand just keep getting worse and worse and worse. :help:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:53 PM
I was watching her QF against Dementieva from RG last year, and her toss didn't used to be that high. It's bizarre.

I'm beginning to think that Zeljko is an excellent coach for her psychologically but maybe not so much technically; of course it's true that she's been playing her whole life and doesn't need a whole lot of technical help, but even people with solid technique can go off the rails if they don't constantly get advice about fine-tuning the little things. One day one little thing goes wrong and doesn't get fixed, and, months later, the whole thing is in ruins. I think that's what's happening now; that serve and the forehand just keep getting worse and worse and worse. :help:

She's clinging onto Krajan a little too much. I think cos he made her mind click during her hot streak last year that she just was like omg krajan is the man for me!:rolleyes: Despite the fact that her tennis is no better than we've ever seen it. I agree redsonja, don't wanna be the bringer of doom but its ages until IW and I want to know what she's gonna do to fix her slump in form or maybe I don't want to know....if she's gonna come to IW and do the same like she did in Dubai :help:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:55 PM
Im watching JJ in Dubai and its not going well for her at all. I'm thinking Dubai is jinxed this year, unsurprisingly :p

redsonja
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:59 PM
She's clinging onto Krajan a little too much. I think cos he made her mind click during her hot streak last year that she just was like omg krajan is the man for me!:rolleyes:
This too. It's totally understandable, but every time I see one of those "he controls me" quotes, I'm like, okay, honey, put down the Kool-Aid (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=drink+the+kool-aid)*. :p

I agree redsonja, don't wanna be the bringer of doom but its ages until IW and I want to know what she's gonna do to fix her slump in form or maybe I don't want to know
She's gotta go supervise her construction in Croatia!

In all seriousness, no matter what their bizarre personal relationship is, they're both smart people and experienced tennis professionals, so hopefully sometime in the next three weeks they'll figure out that more of the same is not working. Otherwise... :help:

*Link explaining Kool-Aid reference, just in case. :)

PersephoneDisco
Feb 18th, 2009, 04:22 PM
This too. It's totally understandable, but every time I see one of those "he controls me" quotes, I'm like, okay, honey, put down the Kool-Aid (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=drink+the+kool-aid)*. :p

haha kool aid! :lol:I studied sects and cults in sociology and watched a vid on Jim Jones ;)

I feel like somehow she feels that shes indebted to Krajan because he's made her the no.2 in the world that she is and that no matter what, she'll stick with him and say that it's HER fault rather than bad technical advice.

She's gotta go supervise her construction in Croatia!

In all seriousness, no matter what their bizarre personal relationship is, they're both smart people and experienced tennis professionals, so hopefully sometime in the next three weeks they'll figure out that more of the same is not working. Otherwise... :help:

*Link explaining Kool-Aid reference, just in case. :)

I hope that Marat threatens Krajan but then Im unsure which side Dina will choose! :scratch:
I hope that its cos there's a mental cloud cos of the AO final and she just needs a week to shrug it off and get a bit more confidence in herself. She's one of those players who needs to start well in a tourney to get the ball rolling and then she'll steam roll to the final (....and subsequently loses)

redsonja
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:01 PM
haha kool aid! :lol:I studied sects and cults in sociology and watched a vid on Jim Jones ;)
Awesome, so at least one person will get it. :lol:

I feel like somehow she feels that shes indebted to Krajan because he's made her the no.2 in the world that she is and that no matter what, she'll stick with him and say that it's HER fault rather than bad technical advice.
Yeah, I agree. And maybe if her results dip a little bit she'll get irritated enough to challenge him a little bit more and then they can settle into a student/coach relationship that's a little less, er... codependent. I really think at this point she feels like she owes him so much that she takes what he says as gospel and isn't assertive enough about what her needs actually are (like, help with that forehand :help: )

I hope that Marat threatens Krajan but then Im unsure which side Dina will choose! :scratch:
Well... Marat might be a better serve coach. :p

I hope that its cos there's a mental cloud cos of the AO final and she just needs a week to shrug it off and get a bit more confidence in herself. She's one of those players who needs to start well in a tourney to get the ball rolling and then she'll steam roll to the final (....and subsequently loses)
I wish I thought that was it, but I don't. Although I do think that her lack of quality play (despite her good results to this point of the year, :lol: at getting to the final and then losing it, though) is starting to wear down her confidence.

PersephoneDisco
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:12 PM
I agree totally redsonja. I mean I wanna be hopeful so thats why I said the last bit and trust me as Dina fans we aren't all blissfully thinking Dina's s---t don't stink, if you know what i mean :p
Getting to finals and not winning must be a real downer for Dina cos if she won those finals she would have got what she dreamed of. I hope that she does get irritable and gets pisses off at Krajan and hopefully instead of :hehehe: Krajan agrees and tries out new things with her.

redsonja
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:34 PM
I agree totally redsonja. I mean I wanna be hopeful so thats why I said the last bit and trust me as Dina fans we aren't all blissfully thinking Dina's s---t don't stink, if you know what i mean :p
:lol:

I'm just really worried about her. Of course, I'm a worrier and not at all a natural optimist. :) But things are so amiss... like, there's no way this move to Croatia makes any sense for her, except to keep him as a coach. It makes a lot of sense for him, and I don't think the motives are necessarily sinister-- of course he'd rather be closer to his wife/daughter if he can be (or his wife would prefer for him to be closer to her and the kid :p)-- but none whatsoever for her. It just smacks entirely of her doing whatever she has to do to keep him around, and of course I hope it'll work out just fine, but... :scared:

PersephoneDisco
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:46 PM
:lol:

I'm just really worried about her. Of course, I'm a worrier and not at all a natural optimist. :) But things are so amiss... like, there's no way this move to Croatia makes any sense for her, except to keep him as a coach. It makes a lot of sense for him, and I don't think the motives are necessarily sinister-- of course he'd rather be closer to his wife/daughter if he can be (or his wife would prefer for him to be closer to her and the kid :p)-- but none whatsoever for her. It just smacks entirely of her doing whatever she has to do to keep him around, and of course I hope it'll work out just fine, but... :scared:

Yeah, I didn't realise that tennis around Krajans parts were a miss and in need of funding :tape: I don't think she's doing anything to keep him around cos he's the coach of the second best player in the world (who wouldn't want that job and he knows theres still a lot of work to do yet) and they get on like a house on fire (:scared:) Maybe its pratical to keep camp in croatia, I mean its closer to to europe than russia is and shes not going to the east any time soon :shrug: I worry for her too cos I get the feeling that SUBCONSCIOUSLY she doesn't want him to go anywhere and that she wants to be as intensively close to her coach 24/7 and I don't think she wants any let up from training etc cos thats the sort of player she is.


Krajan, sort Dinara out! :(

redsonja
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:11 PM
The thing that makes no sense the most is, when are they going to have the most time to spend there? In the off-season, right? And if being in Valencia in the off-season is important because you can train outside even in winter... okay, it is way too cold in Varazdin to train outside in winter (http://www.worldclimate.com/cgi-bin/data.pl?ref=N46E016+1200+0050717G2). :lol: I don't think that Croatia is going to take the place of Moscow for her-- she's still going to go to Moscow to see her parents at certain brief intervals, which is pretty much all she does now, so that Croatia is closer to Europe than Moscow I think is completely irrelevant. And she already has two training bases in Europe that she can use year-round-- Valencia and Monte Carlo-- so why is she paying to build another one that she can't use during her biggest chunk of training time, anyway?? I guess the most likely thing is that she'll build some indoor courts too and split her off-season between Croatia and Spain. But to me, spending her own money to build a new training base in a country where she has no support (besides her coaches), doesn't speak the language, and can't effectively use the courts year-round is just... bizarre. And is like the perfect microcosm of all the other facets of her relationship with her coach.

(Hmmm, I think I'd been waiting to vent about that for awhile. :lol: )

PersephoneDisco
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:22 PM
The thing that makes no sense the most is, when are they going to have the most time to spend there? In the off-season, right? And if being in Valencia in the off-season is important because you can train outside even in winter... okay, it is way too cold in Varazdin to train outside in winter (http://www.worldclimate.com/cgi-bin/data.pl?ref=N46E016+1200+0050717G2). :lol: I don't think that Croatia is going to take the place of Moscow for her-- she's still going to go to Moscow to see her parents at certain brief intervals, which is pretty much all she does now, so that Croatia is closer to Europe than Moscow I think is completely irrelevant. And she already has two training bases in Europe that she can use year-round-- Valencia and Monte Carlo-- so why is she paying to build another one that she can't use during her biggest chunk of training time, anyway?? I guess the most likely thing is that she'll build some indoor courts too and split her off-season between Croatia and Spain. But to me, spending her own money to build a new training base in a country where she has no support (besides her coaches), doesn't speak the language, and can't effectively use the courts year-round is just... bizarre. And is like the perfect microcosm of all the other facets of her relationship with her coach.

(Hmmm, I think I'd been waiting to vent about that for awhile. :lol: )

It's not that cold to me :p Well for a tennis player it is!
Maybe she'll let go of her monte carlo base? I agree she's getting a little generous with her training bases and where will she find the time to train on the courts to justify spending the money on building tennis courts in a 'random' country? I think she will only go to Moscow for family rather than business and she's said in many interviews that she doesn't see her parents as much as she would like to. Unless maybe she uses the courts in croatia for the kids and the tennis developement but thats going out on a limb. I'm as confused as I ever was :lol:. Lol, I love how we are both discussing her understated addictive personality :help:

Hey, vent its fine its what we all do here anyway!

redsonja
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:38 PM
It's not that cold to me :p Well for a tennis player it is!
Maybe she'll let go of her monte carlo base?
:lol: I doubt it, she needs it for a tax haven purposes of acclimatizing to the specificities of the Mediterranean.

Unless maybe she uses the courts in croatia for the kids and the tennis developement but thats going out on a limb.
I would pay good money to watch Dinara running kids' clinics in Croatia, particularly given that so far I think the only Croatian she knows is, um, unsuitable for kiddie audiences. :lol:

I'm as confused as I ever was :lol:. Lol, I love how we are both discussing her understated addictive personality :help:
That's Dinara for you. Subtly psychotic. ;)

PersephoneDisco
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:45 PM
:lol: I doubt it, she needs it for a tax haven purposes of acclimatizing to the specificities of the Mediterranean.


I would pay good money to watch Dinara running kids' clinics in Croatia, particularly given that so far I think the only Croatian she knows is, um, unsuitable for kiddie audiences. :lol:


That's Dinara for you. Subtly psychotic. ;)

That's it, if I ever need to over-analyse Dinara's professional decisions with someone as paranoid (but justifiably so ;)) as me, I know who to call! Dinara, she's our lovable basket case with a perchant for all things Croatian all of a sudden...:help:

DS.Fan.
Feb 19th, 2009, 01:22 AM
:(:(I'm angry with Dinara now! What's wrong with her?Especially her serve:fiery:It's too terrible!!Whether she forgot how to play tennis on courts?:mad:
I want to cry!Use our words to speak is that Dinara 抽风了,I don‘t know how to translate it:rolleyes:
Comon Dinara!I know you can be better than now!

redsonja
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:16 AM
That's it, if I ever need to over-analyse Dinara's professional decisions with someone as paranoid (but justifiably so ;)) as me, I know who to call! Dinara, she's our lovable basket case with a perchant for all things Croatian all of a sudden...:help:
Oh yes, I'm not around much (obviously), but shoot me a PM if you need to vent. I'm definitely your girl on this one. :lol: