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kaktusino
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:00 PM
Elena:
Winners - 32 (Including service)
Unforced Errors - 19
Aces - 3
Double faults - 5
Net approaches - 17/23

Pin:
Winners - 6 (Including service)
Unforced Errors - 11
Aces - 0
Double faults - 1
Net approaches - 8/16

ys
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:01 PM
Chances are Lena is getting Ashe floodlights against Oudin on Thursday.

Slutati
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:01 PM
Nice and easy. Well done, Lena. :kiss:

Keep it up and win the title. Camille :hug:

saul1333
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:01 PM
Great match. :worship:

It think 18 fh winners

23 net approaches :eek:

mauresmofan
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:02 PM
Really strong performance and she only really lost games by experimenting with her volleys and her serve - I'm impressed cause she looks like she's here to play for the title and not just make up the numbers.

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:02 PM
that was pretty good from Lena :)
should treat all pushers like this

_Liv_
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:04 PM
Lena the best:woohoo:(not like certain women who is above hers:cuckoo:)

John.
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:04 PM
Excellent Lena :yeah:

Edinboro
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:06 PM
Finally Lena goes to the net! Thats been my complaint about her game for the longest time. Played so well today its just a shame she may have to face Maria in round 3 but I really want to see a Serena/Elena final.

Nice easy win and fear not there was no screaming today, it was just the classic WONK. ;)

M.P
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:06 PM
she plays so good!

Michael!
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:07 PM
Nice first round for Elena :D
Not much to complain about!!

Igor_Biscan
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:07 PM
She looked good, very calm and focused and nice net play! Should be a good match next up against Oudin.

There's only so much Pin I can watch with that stupid serve

Dave.
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:10 PM
Well done gurl :kiss: Loving the net approaches

Just another few like that...

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:13 PM
nice one, Lena :banana:

Spartan
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:13 PM
Nice and easy first round :yeah:
Looking to be really aggressive - hope she keeps that up.

LudwigDvorak
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:15 PM
Finally Lena goes to the net! Thats been my complaint about her game for the longest time. Played so well today its just a shame she may have to face Maria in round 3 but I really want to see a Serena/Elena final.

Nice easy win and fear not there was no screaming today, it was just the classic WONK. ;)

She came to net even more than this against Schnyder in their Charleston '05 SF. She came to net a lot in that tournament's final too, especially in the first set where she played amazing.

Then she had the two epic wins over Mauresmo and Capriati at this tournament five years ago where she came to net like 80 times both matches combined. Elena even served and volleyed a full game against Mauresmo. :drool:

Last year at USO against Patty she came to net a lot. This year against Cibulkova at AO, even against CSN...so many drive volley winners. She rushed net a lot against Jelena in Cincy too, had fabulous net play first set against Jelena in Moscow last year as well. She has the ability to work well at net, but almost exclusively against players who can't hit harder than her.

I love seeing Elena at net, so this match was a nice treat to watch, though I only saw the second set. Wonderful hitting, good precision, tactics, serving, volleying. She won't come to net 23 times against a top player, that's for sure, but I'm glad to see her experimenting. Her footwork, speed, and focus are looking SO sharp.

51 wins, keep it going.

Kworb
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:15 PM
A great treat after watching Venus, Serena and Dinara fuck around like headless chickens.

Vamos Feńa
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:23 PM
Very nice and quick win! :) She must have worked with coach on net game.
But it's Oudin next... :scared: this can be difficult.

Camille :hug: our commentator said that when Camille qualfied here she was crying, because her mum is very sick so she isn't that much focused on game, but named her wins here as a present for mother. Can anyone confirm that? :awww:

MechWarrior2k
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:38 PM
Hopefully it won't be an ugly match with Oudin. I like them both, but Lena's on a mission (well, one would hope)....

Sexysova
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:39 PM
FnQSgRRai3E

Zojirushi
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:51 PM
Convincing performance of Lena:worship:

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:53 PM
Congrats Lena!! :hearts: :hearts:

Craig.
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:56 PM
I just realized how much I fucking hate this draw :o

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 1st, 2009, 11:33 PM
Good win for Lena! i look forward to watching her beat sharawhatsherface play in a couple of days.

miffedmax
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:03 AM
Last easy match for Lena this tournament.

Have I mentioned how badly her draw sucks?

At one end of the scale is this draw. At the other, her bangs.

Cakeisgood
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:11 AM
Last easy match for Lena this tournament.

Have I mentioned how badly her draw sucks?

At one end of the scale is this draw. At the other, her bangs.

Bangs was seamlessly integrated in that post. :worship::worship:

The Dawntreader
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:15 AM
Who do you think hyper-ventilated more when they saw this draw?

Mommy Vera, Elena or Max?

shrOOf
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:18 AM
Nice slaughtering, Lena. :devil:

Lord Choc Ice
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:23 AM
Keep it up Lena. At least we can be reasonably sure of victory in your next match as well. :D

Blu€
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:42 AM
Camille :sobbing: you did good qualifying :kiss:
Lena keep it up!:D

IMPOSSIBLE
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:43 AM
Lena ;)

mauresmofan
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:55 AM
Last easy match for Lena this tournament.

Have I mentioned how badly her draw sucks?

At one end of the scale is this draw. At the other, her bangs.

Well just like it is for Amélie sometimes it can be a good thing because it won't allow Elena to look further ahead in the draw and really take just 1 match at a time.

faboozadoo15
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:14 AM
Chances are Lena is getting Ashe floodlights against Oudin on Thursday.

I wouldn't bet on it as Sharapova plays the local American McHale.

Anyway, awesome stuff from Lena! SHe's really got a shot at this title.

Too bad she and Pova (2 of the 3 or 4 most impressive players) should play R3.

goldenlox
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:17 AM
I don't know who will get Thursday night.
The Lena match figures to be more competitive.
But Mary Joe Fernandez is probably in those ESPN meetings, and her husband is an IMG agent. So she wants Maria at night.

faboozadoo15
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:21 AM
I don't know who will get Thursday night.
The Lena match figures to be more competitive.
But Mary Joe Fernandez is probably in those ESPN meetings, and her husband is an IMG agent. So she wants Maria at night.

The networks sadly, don't always care about the competitiveness of an early round match. They could go either Pova/Dementieva vs a young American. It's win/win. I just think Pova's a better pick for prime time television.

If anything, Elena fans should prefer the day match. Elena could be nervous facing a potentially one sided night crowd and a game opponent.

Edinboro
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:26 AM
The networks sadly, don't always care about the competitiveness of an early round match. They could go either Pova/Dementieva vs a young American. It's win/win. I just think Pova's a better pick for prime time television.

If anything, Elena fans should prefer the day match. Elena could be nervous facing a potentially one sided night crowd and a game opponent.


True, but ill be in class all day Thursday and wont be able to see it. :sad:

goldenlox
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:27 AM
I'd rather have Lena in the afternoon. The Saturday match will be in the afternoon.
In 2007 Maria played 2 night matches, gave up only 2 games. Players are psyched out by Ashe at night.
Then Maria played a day match and lost 3rd round.
It's better for Lena if Maria has an easy night match, then she gets her Saturday at 11 AM

But it doesn't matter if the crowd's for Oudin. Lena's played those matches plenty of times.

jacobruiz
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:30 AM
Another strong performance from Elena. Looking forward to a very competitive match in the third round! :drool:

Svetlana.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:32 AM
lets wait and see if both girls can win their next matches

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:34 AM
lets wait and see if both girls can win their next matches

with they way they both played tonight are you kidding?

Svetlana.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:39 AM
with they way they both played tonight are you kidding?

I know, but it would be nice to have a little respect to other girls and their fans ;)

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:41 AM
I know, but it would be nice to have a little respect to other girls and their fans ;)

okay.

Edinboro
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:20 AM
Well, I wouldnt dis-credit Oudin but poor Mchale is gonna be blown off the court. : (

TheFifthAvocado
Sep 2nd, 2009, 03:01 AM
Watching this match now, my oh mai has Pin improved her serve :eek:

Elena hasn't missed a step since Toronto :bounce:

tobi
Sep 2nd, 2009, 03:38 AM
Camille :hug: our commentator said that when Camille qualfied here she was crying, because her mum is very sick so she isn't that much focused on game, but named her wins here as a present for mother. Can anyone confirm that? :awww:
I want to know the details as well.

But she lost her way in last few months,from New Haven on she looks like she is geting her form back,qualifying here only helps her on this move up.

Drimal
Sep 2nd, 2009, 08:16 AM
Straight sets Lena. :hearts: :woohoo:

SVK
Sep 2nd, 2009, 08:17 AM
Camille:sad:

No ace:awww:

Elwin.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 09:13 AM
Wonderful play from Lena :inlove: Impressive.

samsam4087
Sep 2nd, 2009, 09:45 AM
Well done Elena

Dodoboy.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:03 AM
A great treat after watching Venus, Serena and Dinara fuck around like headless chickens.

Their opponents had weapons :wavey:

Libertango
Sep 2nd, 2009, 11:14 AM
I wonder if Lena can win here... I think she can.

Emina.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 11:15 AM
:hearts:

goldenlox
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:57 PM
Lena has to not look past this round 2 match.
But coming off her USO series win, she seems in top form for this major.

gmak
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:11 PM
lena :yeah: :hearts: :rocker:
nice early beatdown :D

goldenlox
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:29 AM
Lena gets the early match.Now she has to beat Oudin and be ready for the big round 3 on Saturday.
Very good 1st week for women's side.