View Full Version : Wimbledon R1 Dementieva (4) bt Kudryavtseva 6-4 6-1

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Overall solid performance from Lena. Groundstrokes working well, serve was shaky towards the end but 6 or 7 aces to back it up :) Good luck in R2 :wavey:

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:08 PM
@ 64 40 elena did 4 double faults in a row to give Alla the only game she was going to win in the 2nd set :haha: and at her next game of serving (while serving for the match) she made another double fault.

Elena i still love you even though you lose games where you dont even play a point haha.

Elena finished the match with an ace

Over my expectations IMO.

2nd Round against Rezai, winnable match even though Aravane is a ballbasher.

Good Luck lena.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:08 PM
:woohoo: the score seems looking good
6 aces 17 winners
but 10 DFs is just :help:
Good Luck next round!

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:08 PM
Yes, nice solid scoreline. Started out slow going down 3-1 in the first set but came back.

But 10 double faults. :o

17 winners, 18 UEs and are you ready for this??? 6!!! Count them!! 1,2,3,4,5,6 ACES...No lie baby. Im dead serious. ; ) ;)

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:08 PM
YAY Elena :yeah:

But :o at the DF's

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:08 PM
her serve seemed to be steady. Nice rebound. She was down a break up until 3-4 then she only lost one game. Maybe this is the start of her coming out of her slump.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:09 PM
7 aces :p

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Alla just folded completely

Lena ;) :yeah: :D
still got to play better

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:10 PM
Solid match from Lena.

Too bad I wont get to hear Dick Enberg butcher Alla's name.

Please play well Lena.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:12 PM
7 ACES! And one to end the match on match point. How great it will be to see Elena as an ace leader of the tournament on wimbledon.org.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:13 PM
LOL at the haters saying Elena was going to lose :wavey: see you in the 2nd round.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:14 PM
Alla :tape:
Nothing to say about that...

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:14 PM
Alla :hug:

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:15 PM
Rezai next. Elena's 4-0 against her, and 3/4 matches have been tough score-wise.

Should be interesting. Congrats on playing a little better than I thought you would.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:15 PM
As expected.

:spit: at serving it out with an Ace.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:17 PM
After a bad start in first set (1:3) Elena had the match under control :dance:

4 DFs in one game in second set. Please improve your serve Elena. :tape:

Alla was just an unforced error machine in 2nd set

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:20 PM
Lena :D Keep going! :)

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:20 PM
Cheap tent

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:21 PM
Next is Rezai, and in this section, probably Alisa then Domi or Vesnina in R16

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:22 PM
Lena :yeah: :D

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:33 PM
Well considering a lot of folks here said she was defo going out in the first the big blonde golden delicious didnt do so bad did she.

Sounds like a typical binary serving day, all or fuck all but still, 7 aces is pretty damn good.

A nice routine win over what could very well have been a really awkward opponent.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:36 PM
Lena :hug: :yeah: I'm not expecting a lot from you this tournament, so every win is a bonus.

Alla's ranking :help: :sobbing:

Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:40 PM
lena :yeah: :D ;)
she was never going to lose this match :devil: :p

Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:02 PM
awful play from Alla since she lost the break lead in the 1st set :help:

Lena couldn't hit a BH in the beginning, always making UE...fortunally she improved through the match and finished with an ace :eek: :D

Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:28 PM
Lena :inlove:

Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:30 PM
@ 64 40 elena did 4 double faults in a row to give Alla the only game she was going to win in the 2nd set :haha:

...and are you ready for this??? 6!!! Count them!! 1,2,3,4,5,6 ACES...No lie baby. Im dead serious. ; ) ;)

Only Demented! :bowdown::inlove:
Keep winning! :yeah::banana:

Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:38 PM
Lena :bounce::bounce:

Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:41 PM
congrats elena on what could have been a difficult match.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:25 PM
Oewh, like many definetly didn't expect this to be so easy... Every win here is a plus for me! She has a great draw, would be nice to see her take advantage. :)

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:39 PM
wooo lena stopped big mouth alla, well happy about this.

Maybe lena didnt like alla's outfit

The Dawntreader
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:43 PM
Considering how dire she was at Eastbourne, a nice suprise to see Elena in an efficient 1st round win:)

Alla can't even rely on this tournament for points this year, such is her form.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:45 PM
Sometimes, when Elena wins an opening round match like this, I think back to my days of being a Navritalova fan, when I could look at a scoreline like 6-4, 6-1 and think "Oh yeah, my girl's in good form. She's on her way."

And you know what? I honestly can't remember what it's like.

That's how long and how passionately I've been a Lena D. fan. I find that kind of frigthening. (Even trying to capture that feeling of confidence from the ATP side doesn't work. Ah, Lena, you are cruel, fickle one).

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:47 PM

Vanity Bonfire
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:48 PM
Saw the second set. What a shite match! Kudryavtseva just hit the ball out and the only game she got was when Dementieva served four double faults. I like Dementieva, but there is no way she's getting to the second week on that form.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:41 PM
pretty sure alla had gp for 4-2 when i left. :scratch:
way to dig by elena. :) keep sneaking along.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:05 PM
Well done Lena!

cn ireland
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:32 PM
Good win Elena cos that could've been very tricky:yeah:!

Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:36 PM
Ugh Elena, even when just about everything is going perfectly she still plays a game like that 4-0 one. And after all this time following Elena you learn you can't take anything for granted so the fact it came at 4-0 means nothing. But overall still played good all things considered and finished it off impressively. Keep on going Elena, we're in need of a good run here not only to defend the points but to get your year back on track after a horrid couple of months. Good luck in 2R. :yeah:

Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:29 AM
Nice win for Lena:)

Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:35 AM
well done Elena

Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:22 AM
Lena :yeah:

Lord Choc Ice
Jun 23rd, 2009, 02:23 AM
Fuck yeah! :woohoo:

In my mind aces cancel out double-faults. So, really Lena only did 3 or 4 DFs. :)

Rezai should be winnable I hope. She beat her 6-2 6-2 earlier this year (even if that was when she was in God-mode for those 4 weeks or so :) ).

Jun 23rd, 2009, 04:31 AM
100 matches won in Grand Slam tournaments

Is this correct Ludwig Dvorak ?

Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:54 AM
Elena - Grass court Goddess :D