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Kworb
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:04 PM
:scared: :help: :sobbing: http://kworb.net/frustrated.gif

InsideOut.
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Venus in 3. 6-2 1-6 7-6(9)

saul1333
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:05 PM
that was light speed :lol:
hopefully lena but we might need some help.

Demska
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Elena has played a lot of tennis, but played well today.

I say Venus in 2 tough sets. 6-4 6-4

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:07 PM
venus in 2

Miss Atomic Bomb
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:07 PM
Venus loves playing players like Elena who hit with some pace and power from the baseline. She has been on and off during her past two matches.

* Venus leads the overall H2H against Elena 7-2.
* On hardcourts Venus leads the H2H 4-2.
* Venus has won the last 4 matches that she and Elena have played.
* Elena's only two victories against Venus have been tough three setters winning 7-6(5) and 7-6(3) in the final set.
* Venus won their most recent meeting in Doha (YEC) last year 6-4 4-6 6-3

Venus in 2, unless she just decides to spray errors everywhere like the first set today.

Uranium
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Venus, unless she chokes away a match point and it goes to a third set tiebreak...then Elena will win for the 3rd time that way:lol:

CoolDude7
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:11 PM
Elena.

HenryMag.
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:11 PM
Venus 6-3 6-4

Oops, I voted Lena in 2 instead of Venus in 2. :tape:

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:12 PM
question....IF elena loses to venus tomorrow...she loses the points the tournament is now worth, yay or nay?

VishaalMaria
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:13 PM
I'm hoping Venus.

Zojirushi
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Elena 3-6 7-6 7-6:devil:

Hope Eurosport will live this match

Sam L
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Venus in two. She's on fire.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Elena running into the on fire player of the tournament as usual . Jankovic and Safina getting the easiest draws as usual

A little bit of help would be good

Demska
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:14 PM
question....IF elena loses to venus tomorrow...she loses the points the tournament is now worth, yay or nay?

no. she will lose the difference between QF points and W points. but it doesnt really matter as elena has more than made up for dubai win with winning sydney, auckland and F last week in Paris

pollison
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:15 PM
Its Vees to win or lose.

Venus being the better power hitter will love the balls that elena will feed her.

I cant see V losing if she plays at a decent level.

DA FOREHAND
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:19 PM
V2

Nalla
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:20 PM
Lena in 2 :)

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Elena is tired as hell. I don´t see her winning , actually I don´t know how she reached this round to be honest

Those 14 days of rest will be welcomed

kundalini
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Lena hasn't been playing that well recently; very disappointing against Amelie, more than enough chances to take the first set yet her forehand deserted her and her two displays in Dubai have been modest performances. So she'll need to raise her game significantly just to be competitive with Venus. Lena's serve isn't firing at the moment and without a super serving display she doesn't stand a chance.

Having said all that, Venus hasn't played much tennis this season and the one close match she's had, she made a complete mess of, so that would seem to be Lena's best, and perhaps only, chance.

LCS
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:33 PM
Venus' forehand looked sloppy today versus Cornet but I would say she's the favorite...prove me wrong Elena...:bounce:

joão.
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Elena in 3.

DragonFlame
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:36 PM
no. she will lose the difference between QF points and W points. but it doesnt really matter as elena has more than made up for dubai win with winning sydney, auckland and F last week in Paris

You're wrong, dubai is worth more points then last year. It's 800 now while elena got 600 points for her win last year.

With a quarterfinal elena will get 200 points. So the maximum elena can lose is 400 points. BUT i can't remember if this premier5 event will go into effect of the rankings immediatly(you'd have to ask the boiled egg, i think he mentioned something about this earlier..), cause if it doesn't, elena's 17th result is around 280. Then the maximum amount of points she can lose here is 320. I think it's in immediate effect though, so with a loss elena will lose around 400 points. Basically, if elena wants top3 to come closer she needs to win this match. With a finalappearance she'll defend most of her points from last year.

Anyway, i expect elena to lose. Her form has cooled off A LOT, she isn't playing that well anymore. I hope she can somehow pull this around but i doubt she can win against venus. Venus in 2.

Olórin
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Venus in two :D I am excited about this match though :bounce:

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:39 PM
venus in 3.

babuska6
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:41 PM
Jelena in 2. Venus has just her serve,game is full of UE :help:

new-york
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Venus in 3. 6-2 1-6 7-6(9)

no third set tiebreak. :scared:

Go Venus. :D

Sund7101
Feb 18th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Venus in 2

2Black
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:11 PM
This match shoulda happened in Melbourne

miffedmax
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:16 PM
:sobbing: I hate this matchup. It should be a final. Both my girls need this one. I mean, push comes to shove, I'll go with Lena.

Sometimes when you're faves play, it's a win-win. But right now, for these two, it's a lose-lose for me. Whoever wins here need to take it all, that's for sure.

Godis
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:19 PM
If Venus plays at her best then she wins. With Venus you can never tell. She's like a freaking roller coaster lol.

new-york
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:30 PM
:sobbing: I hate this matchup. It should be a final. Both my girls need this one. I mean, push comes to shove, I'll go with Lena.

Sometimes when you're faves play, it's a win-win. But right now, for these two, it's a lose-lose for me. Whoever wins here need to take it all, that's for sure.

one of the two really needs it more. :angel:

Dodoboy.
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:47 PM
A lot of people expecting Venus to win :scared::unsure:

Venus in 2 tight sets!

6-4 7-5 Elena leads 5-2 in the second.

V-MAC
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:53 PM
Hopefully Vee in straights 7-5 6-3.

RenaSlam.
Feb 18th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Venus in straights.

Dawson.
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:01 PM
question....IF elena loses to venus tomorrow...she loses the points the tournament is now worth, yay or nay?

no. she will lose the difference between QF points and W points. but it doesnt really matter as elena has more than made up for dubai win with winning sydney, auckland and F last week in Paris

Last years Dubai points won't come off until NEXT WEEK due to the change in this years schedule. Doha points are coming off this week.

I predict Venus 6-3, 7-5

vwfan
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:02 PM
:lol: at devoted Elena fans predicting Venus win

and cautious Venus fans thinking Venus could find a way to lose to a player she basically owns.

We'll see.;)

Dave.
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Nice matchup between two great champions.

Elena can win but she will have to pull off something special. Venus is the obvious choice based on H2H and form going into this match though.

LDF
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Venus will come out a little slowly but eventually win in 3. :D

Kamensky
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Elena is coming in 22-2 and Venus 3-1 I'll go with the "HOTTER" player. Lena 7-6 6-2

Lucas_Arg
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:10 PM
I don't care the result as long it's a great match

volta
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Venus in 3. 6-2 1-6 7-6(9)

omg NOEES that 3rd set would be like watching the match with an oxygen mask on and 911 on speed dial :scared:

hopefully Vee in imposing 2 but i'm kinda nervous about this match :unsure:

2Black
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Wow...it's only mid-feb & Elena has already played 24 matches

Bartosh
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:14 PM
Venus 6/4 6/4

Flawless
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Elena In 2

Kamensky
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:26 PM
And won 22 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

volta
Feb 18th, 2009, 03:30 PM
And won 22 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

QUE?! :unsure:

AcesHigh
Feb 18th, 2009, 04:48 PM
:( Why do they have to play so early. Venus in two hopefully. If it goes 3 sets, advantage Elena.

friendsita
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:03 PM
V in 2 like 6-2 6-4

cn ireland
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:04 PM
Venus in 2!

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:08 PM
:( Why do they have to play so early

Yes , it sucks

Then you look at the botton half :o

Junzilla69
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Venus in 3 or... :armed:

adrovi
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:23 PM
Lena 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

MrSerenaWilliams
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:33 PM
Venus has been playing better so far in Dubai, but Elena has been one of the best players of the year (so far).

Vee in 3.

Edinboro
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:33 PM
Who knows? Ill say Venus 6-4 6-2

squig2k
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:36 PM
V in 2. prove me wrong elena and make her struggle ;)

alfonsojose
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Venus in 2.

Leo_DFP
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Venus in two tight sets.

Unfortunate draw for both Elena and Ana here, but maybe they'll surprise us. Meanwhile, the bottom half is wide open.

pwayne
Feb 18th, 2009, 05:58 PM
Afraid that Elena playing every day(except Monday) since Wednesday will play a role in this match. Venus in 2 tight sets.

kadirelf
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Venus 6-3 6-1

faboozadoo15
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:14 PM
I can't really see Elena winning this match. She must be exhausted.

Let's hope for a good match though.

I hope her strategy has improved since she played Serena. :tape:

saniapower
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:21 PM
if Venus wins then how Serena after the match 'I simply gave her the match' :haha:
So Dementieva

NicoMary
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Would die to watch it/// hope venus in 3, but feel elena in 2 tie sets...

.Andrew.
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Venus has looked awesome in two rounds here at Dubai ... It's such a pity that she and Elena have to meet so early in the tournament. :(

No doubt Elena may be tired, but she is playing brilliant tennis this year. She's playing like a real top player and likewise to Venus has ripped through the competition so far.

I think Elena will win in 3 something like 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 but I hope I'm wrong. :)

Dini.
Feb 18th, 2009, 06:51 PM
I have got a horrible feeling Vee will lose tomorrow.

:sad: :scared:

I need some comforting words.

vrp1
Feb 18th, 2009, 08:46 PM
:confused: This will be very hard, but Lena :hearts::hearts: will make it in 3! :bounce:

Dodoboy.
Feb 18th, 2009, 08:50 PM
if Venus wins then how Serena after the match 'I simply gave her the match' :haha:
So Dementieva

You are the only one still going on about it, give it up!

Lord Choc Ice
Feb 18th, 2009, 08:50 PM
I voted Venus in 2. :tape:

I love Lena but in a way I'll be happy if she loses. She needs to rest before she starts doing herself injuries. She's a workaholic.

Escape
Feb 18th, 2009, 08:55 PM
Venus in 2 sets 6-4 6-4

Svetlana.
Feb 18th, 2009, 09:07 PM
Tiredness will get to Lena. It's nice that she plays a lot this year, but Lena needs to set her priorities and play less tournaments in order to have the energy to win the big ones.

By the way, is mama Vera in Dubai this week?

saniapower
Feb 18th, 2009, 09:19 PM
You are the only one still going on about it, give it up!
'coz last time i was the only one who got it right :banana: w/o :haha:

saul1333
Feb 18th, 2009, 09:22 PM
Tiredness will get to Lena. It's nice that she plays a lot this year, but Lena needs to set her priorities and play less tournaments in order to have the energy to win the big ones.

By the way, is mama Vera in Dubai this week?

i think i saw her mom during her match w/ bammer. also andrei's wife is think is there too.

Some1
Feb 18th, 2009, 10:05 PM
I think Venus in 3 tight sets like 6-4 6-7 7-5 but I hope Lena will win. I wont be sad if she loses beacause she needs to rest to be ready for IW & Miami. (And also beacause I like Venus =) )

Pasta-Na
Feb 19th, 2009, 12:15 AM
venus :p

alexserbia
Feb 19th, 2009, 01:17 AM
Venus in 3...

Andrew Laeddis
Feb 19th, 2009, 01:23 AM
I hoping Venus wins so there can be another family decision in the semis.

Inger67
Feb 19th, 2009, 01:26 AM
I'm really tired of Venus/Serena/Dementieva getting the harder draws.

Meanwhile Safina/Zvonareva/JJ(Choked anyway) get the breeze draws to the SF and even F...

I know many of you are going to say Venus lost in the 2r at AO but she still had a hard draw. Flat out. I know that's why this is the sport of tennis and anyone can win but Vesnina, Razzano, Kanepi in a huge tournament QF?

Ehh.

maddogz48
Feb 19th, 2009, 01:29 AM
Venus in 2.
Venus has no problems with Dementieva's game.

Amalgamate
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:39 AM
Venus:rocker2:

danieln1
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:50 AM
Venus in two tough sets or Elena winning in a third set tiebreaker!

skanky~skanketta
Feb 19th, 2009, 03:00 AM
Hopefully Lena wins, but if Vee wins, I'd be thrilled as well!

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 19th, 2009, 03:17 AM
Venus, 6-2 3-6 6-3.

Keadz
Feb 19th, 2009, 03:24 AM
I want to see the Elena-Serena rivalry continue so I think Elena in 3 :)

Hopefully..

madlove
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:46 AM
elena in 3!

Josh.
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:49 AM
Venus in two, Elena needs a rest. Maybe something like 64 75?

Huntress55
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:55 AM
I really think Venus will win this, probably in 2.
But Im hoping Elena can pull this off somehow, probably in 3.

V's a star
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:06 AM
im really not worried unless it gets to a final set tie break lol

V's a star
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:10 AM
I have got a horrible feeling Vee will lose tomorrow.

:sad: :scared:

I need some comforting words.

omg dont say shit like tht it makes me scared. :(

Dini.
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:59 AM
omg dont say shit like tht it makes me scared. :(

What can I do? I feel so guilty :sad:

I believe Vee has the ability to win in two easy sets, but something is telling me Elena won't be an easy match up at all. Its probably because the vast majority are saying that she will win in straights, and you know the last time she was one of the favourites in the tournaments she lost early :sad:. I'll tell you what, ignore me, I am just being a pessimistic cow. Sorry Vee you don't deserve this from me :sobbing: .

You still rock my world though Vee.

Dementinator
Feb 19th, 2009, 08:07 AM
Venus most likely, shes the player I fear the ost of the lot for Lena, but we will see.

V's a star
Feb 19th, 2009, 09:01 AM
all the streams are down:sad:

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:20 PM
http://en.justin.tv/vipsportss

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Venus is off to a good start!

DA FOREHAND
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Dementieva to Williams: IN, Winner: Williams. williams moves Dementieva all around the court and comes to gthe net for a quick volley winner

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:23 PM
Venus is up 3-0. She is serving soooo well!

Temperenka
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:24 PM
Venus 7-5, 6-4

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:26 PM
Dementieva on the board

DA FOREHAND
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:26 PM
Demendted having service yips

"Dementieva to Williams: LET. Low serve barely touches the net cord, let first serve "

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Venus is in Full fight. Who can stop her if she's playing like this?

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:34 PM
What a boring match

I have net seen any ball passing the net three times at least

Dodoboy.
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:34 PM
I can :)

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Venus up 5-2

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:37 PM
I'm glad that I voted for Venus in two-lol

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:38 PM
2-5 new balls

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Unreturned serve from Dementieva , Venus returning long or wide open

I want to see the ball passing three times at least . Vamos , it is not that difficult :fiery:

Dodoboy.
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:42 PM
It jusst happened ;)

Dodoboy.
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:42 PM
No LIVESCORING in GM!

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:43 PM
1st ace Set points

Dodoboy.
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:44 PM
No Livescoring In Gm

Demska
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:45 PM
no live scoring in GM, go to the tournament thread for that

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:45 PM
6-3 To Venus. She is just on a mission. Where was this in Australia? I guess she wanted Serena to get to 10-lol

~Eclipsed~
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:46 PM
6-3 To Venus. She is just on a mission. Where was this in Australia? I guess she wanted Serena to get to 10-lol

You're going to end up getting this thread closed if you keep posting like that. :rolleyes:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:47 PM
6-3 To Venus. She is just on a mission. Where was this in Australia? I guess she wanted Serena to get to 10-lol

What mission ? Hitting everything outside the court ?

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Venus looked disguted with herself in the 1st game in the Second set

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:51 PM
WOW!! What a shot from Dementieva!

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:51 PM
What mission ? Hitting everything outside the court ?

Her focus and determination...DUH:rolleyes:

Dodoboy.
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:52 PM
GO TO the tournament forum!

Stop this!

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=15042025#post15042025

Post here1

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 02:52 PM
You're going to end up getting this thread closed if you keep posting like that. :rolleyes:

Like what?:shrug:

new-york
Feb 19th, 2009, 03:01 PM
Like what?:shrug:

like with the scores included.

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Oh, Sorry

s_j
Feb 19th, 2009, 03:24 PM
What did Elena just say to her coach?! (Russians?)

DA FOREHAND
Feb 19th, 2009, 03:33 PM
V2

routine

LeRoy.
Feb 19th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Final result - Venus 6-3 6-3 :D