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John.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:18 PM
:o

RenaSlam.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:19 PM
I can't stand watching Safina anymore. Unfortunately, the women's tour is so weak that no one is mentally able to close out a match against her :help:

She'll be out soon, I hope?

RR-87
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:19 PM
:bounce:

Dawson.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:19 PM
Oh, Safina battles back from a set down playing clay court tennis again, you say? :yawn:

Golovinjured.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:19 PM
Ugly.

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:19 PM
again she got thru the hard way but she did :)

DaMatz
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
Barrois played amazing points but also some silly errors :(

good fight from her

Kristina :hug:

lizchris
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
She is the most useless number one women's player ever to exist. Hopefully she will be gone by the 4th round.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
Bad choke from Barrois :tape:

Cookie Power
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
Keep going Dinara!

darkangel23
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
Kristina :hug:

crazillo
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
Barrois probably had the best chance of her career today of upsetting a top player. So sad she couldn't take it. But she made Safina look stupid quite often.

Donny
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
15 double faults...

Optima
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
15 DFs. She looked like she was about to burst into tears at the end of that first set.

joão.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
:help: Safina sucks so much atm.

Ballbasher
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
Kris :o :hug:

viva11
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
I can't stand watching Safina anymore. Unfortunately, the women's tour is so weak that no one is mentally able to close out a match against her :help:

She'll be out soon, I hope?

hopefully.

Andreas
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:21 PM
Why does Safina get all the useless opponents? :weirdo:
She's so lucky :o Hope she'll be taken out next round.

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:21 PM
Not like Barrois played any good.:shrug: Seems like Dinara just played enough to win in the last 2 sets. She deserves to lose the first set.:hug:

Olórin
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:21 PM
Virginia Wade:

"You never know whether she is going to play like a genius or like a dunce"

:lol:
More of a dunce these days...

Hashim.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:21 PM
Barrois :o she got so tight at the end..

Dodoboy.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:21 PM
Who won't Safina struggle with? Every time she wins like this, the tour loses.

But i have to applaud her for keeping her UE count down after the 1st set against SUCH a hopeless player. It's a pity, with this draw she really had the chance to breeze through and show us she's serious about being the best player on tour. But standing 10 miles behind the baseline, serving DFs and just killing herself out there is not nice to watch. Better match than yesterday though!

Kristina :help: Made it so hard to cheer against Safina, although she had some good points and was dangerous in the forecourt. But her backhand is WOEFUL!

Mynarco
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:21 PM
OHHHHH Kristina...2*-0 deuce in final set
3-4* 40-15 and not able to convert

hope someone can take this dinara out soon, painful to watch
i think she is the player I start to hate more and more, together with bartoli and stosur

Ingokoer
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:22 PM
15 Double faults from Safina :help:

Nice play from Kristina, so much variation, finally somebody who is still able to slice the balls, not only bashing them like brainless Safina.

Dodoboy.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:22 PM
Why does Safina get all the useless opponents? :weirdo:
She's so lucky :o Hope she'll be taken out next round.

Who does she play next?

Judging by her luck, probably me :crying2:

illusyve
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:22 PM
The game at 2-3 final set on Dinara's serve was the one good game from her the entire match. Two aces and two forehand winners. At all other points she looks more like someone in the top 100s than number 1... and I say this as a fan.

Pick it up Dina, still hope to see your QF with JJ. ;)

John.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:24 PM
Who does she play next?

Judging by her luck, probably me :crying2:


Garbin or Kvitova

Lucemferre
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:24 PM
:tape:

olivero
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:24 PM
omg Barrois played so well. First time I've seen her and I love her game!
She was embarrasing Safina at times :hearts:

Congrats Dinara. I have no idea how she manages to escape all those upsets but somehow she does, maybe that's why she's still #1 :worship:

C. Drone
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:24 PM
:haha: :hearts:

Kris :hug:

KRistina wasn't even close to win this. Dinara was the one who choked the 1st set at 5-3 40-30. :tape:

Black Mamba.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:24 PM
Safina doesn't look like she's having fun out there and that is the problem. Until she starts having fun again and relax she'll burnout.

The Witch-king
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:25 PM
hopefully.

she'll be here till the end of the tournament. Make of that what you wish.

These matches occur for her so often they must be her version of a "routine straight set win"

Marionated
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:25 PM
Just keep fighting Dinara :hug:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:25 PM
It was actually a lot better than against Rogowska. Dinara didn't play that bad at all as you are all saying :o She has 36 winners to 38 UEs with 15 DFs (that's the only real mess here) :shrug: I'll take this win...

crazillo
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:25 PM
Don't be so down on Barrois, she is far from hopeless!

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:26 PM
omg :tape:

danieln1
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:26 PM
She´s getting more match practice, testing herself in tight matches to deliver in the second week! :haha: :haha:

15 dfs? Doublefaultfina... if she could play like she did in Roland Garros (except in the final)

WowWow
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:26 PM
Why does Safina get all the useless opponents? :weirdo:

That's what you get for being number 1
Easy draw.

Barrois is plain bad and she managed to take Safina to 3rd set.
She's got no weapon at all combined with poor shot selection.

Dinara won't be able to get away like this with any semi-decent opponent.

Dodoboy.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:26 PM
Garbin or Kvitova

Don't know how to feel about that, well we'll see on Saturday, bet it's a three-setter :rolls:

wateva
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:27 PM
:o
really embarassing for womens tennis...
hopefully someone will step up and prove to dinara that playing that shittily won't win you a match!

Ellery
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:27 PM
Dinara :yeah:

Golovinjured.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:27 PM
Why the hell is Dinara standing SO far back to return serve? I swear to god some of Barrois' serves were coming down again by the time they got to Dinara like a groundstroke would. Even during the rallies, so far back, no pressure on Barrois' serve or that awful awful slice she has. :weirdo:

The serve needs much work, and mentally she's fucked.

Tatianadove
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:30 PM
:bounce:

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:31 PM
I am go glad she was able to pull this off. It was so painful to watch. I wish I could give her a hug.

Emina.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:32 PM
:(

shrOOf
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:32 PM
Kristina :hug: had some nice points. :yeah:

Safina :spit: she sucks so much atm.

mr_burns
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:35 PM
most of the top 50 would have beaten her today..she is very lucky with the draw, next round again

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:35 PM
how many dfs is that for the year now???

AnywhereButHome
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:37 PM
AWFUL MATCH !!!!:o:o:o
:mad:Barrois is a big JOKE!!!She has no weapons!!!
Safina SUCKS so MUCH!!!!

Optima
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:38 PM
AWFUL MATCH !!!!:o:o:o
:mad:Barrois is a big JOKE!!!She has no weapons!!!
Safina SUCKS so MUCH!!!!

Christ...calm down.

What are you, like 4?

:weirdo:

Galsen
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:39 PM
AWFUL MATCH !!!!:o:o:o
:mad:Barrois is a big JOKE!!!She has no weapons!!!
Safina SUCKS so MUCH!!!!

I'd like to say more because what she did was just no I have no words :sad:
:o:o please sombebody send her home before the 4th Round

ys
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:41 PM
Well done, Dina. One match at a time. 5 to go. And no worry, at this pace by semis time all haters and all fans will die of a heart attacks, so will be no pressure by then.:)

Libertango
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:44 PM
I don't know whether I admire her fighting qualities, or am sick of her winning SO UGLY, it's almost not worth it. :o :help:

Either way, just watching her is hard, hard work. Annabel Croft said it right (for once) : "She's too mechanical; it's not pretty."

Mrs. Dimitrova
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:44 PM
Judging from the score, almost the same story as the first round. But Olivia was a great player, loved her. I watched a bit of this match and all I saw was Kristina hitting into the net again and again.

Joe.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:46 PM
a wins a win dinara:D

markedman
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:47 PM
Hmmmm, I cannot for the life of me understand why Dinara is so far behind the baseline. Surely if she takes a couple of steps forward she will take the ball earlier and dictate play more? However, I have no idea what to suggest about her serve, other than try watching the ball until you hit it.... Not good tennis but still a win.

Roookie
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:48 PM
AWFUL MATCH !!!!:o:o:o
:mad:Barrois is a big JOKE!!!She has no weapons!!!
Safina SUCKS so MUCH!!!!

I couldn't say it better.

-jenks-
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:49 PM
Great fight back Dinara! Prove the haters wrong and keep winning!

DS.Fan.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:50 PM
:devil::devil::devil::devil: Dina,you're a devil!:o
But we love you:kiss:

Cookie Power
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:50 PM
Christ...calm down.

What are you, like 4?

:weirdo:

That's an insult to 4 year olds.

Just Do It
Sep 3rd, 2009, 06:01 PM
Barrois is completely useless.

gmak
Sep 3rd, 2009, 06:11 PM
dinara :D :yeah:

dinara 2 - haters 0 :drool:

saul1333
Sep 3rd, 2009, 06:38 PM
Escapes again :o

Please pick it up Dinara.

Beat
Sep 3rd, 2009, 06:40 PM
safina breezing through... ;)

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 3rd, 2009, 06:41 PM
How in hell Barrois even wins matches with those atrocious groundstrokes??? And I thought Pennetta's first round opponent was a horrible player :tape:

For once I'm glad Safina has scraped through.

Feyd
Sep 3rd, 2009, 06:53 PM
Safina gives a whole new meaning to "winning ugly".

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:04 PM
dinara :D :yeah:

dinara 2 - haters 0 :drool:

:lol:

perseus2006
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:16 PM
So many posters dumping on Dinara! That's just crap. Dinara certainly didn't play her best tennis today but she did find a way to win! That's what the elite players do. Congrats to Dinara - now calm down and play tennis!

So many posters, especially WS fans, dumping on Dinara for being #1. Understand this, except for Wimbledon, Serena's efforts in every tournament she played since the AO stink up the WTA far worse than what Dinara did in the first two rounds of this USO!!! Winning ugly takes a lot of effort, perseverance and dedication. Dinara demonstrates she has those attributes. Serena enters tournaments to avoid fines, for christ's sake, and plays like it ... disappointing the tournament organizers, the WTA, her fans and casual tennis fans. What, 3 or 4 first match tournament exits in a row?!?

But you say, "Serena only cares about the Majors." Then she should only play the majors and pay the fines. But be aware that the four majors don't make a #1 or even make her "deserving" of being #1. There's no doubt she is a talented player, maybe the most talented player in WTA history. However her behavior in non-slams and pressors this year have finally convince me that she does not have the attributes of a Champion, regardless of what she wins. She would make a very pathetic #1

DiscoStick
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:33 PM
Woo woo

Mana
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:57 PM
Dinara :) Keep winning :)

Mana
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:58 PM
dinara :D :yeah:

dinara 2 - haters 0 :drool:

:drool:

LoLiTa08
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:03 PM
didn't like the match

scoobsuk
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:10 PM
Diabolical match.

Safina is just flailing madly like a drowning woman at the moment.

Barrois has a bit of a throwback game, with some slice, s&v , but the forehand is not a technically very sound looking shot and lord only knew where it was going to land half the time - and then she got in front in the final set and froze, quelle surprise.

I sometimes think the WTA has been infiltrated by people bent on its destruction because I shudder to think what casual sports viewers would have thought on watching that match. No - I do know - they would have thought it was a fucking joke that the 15 double faults woman is ranked #1.

And it's hard to argue.

Craig.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:22 PM
Ugh, just lose ffs.

sweetpeas
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:36 PM
Win is a win.

slamchamp
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:27 PM
the queen of winning ugly:weirdo: I'm sick of that

Renalicious
Sep 4th, 2009, 01:01 AM
Well done Dinara. :)

Barrois sucks, seriously. Her game is so unreliable. :o Who does Dinara play next?

John.
Sep 4th, 2009, 01:02 AM
Well done Dinara. :)

Barrois sucks, seriously. Her game is so unreliable. :o Who does Dinara play next?

Kvitova

tobi
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:09 AM
Why the hell is Dinara standing SO far back to return serve? I swear to god some of Barrois' serves were coming down again by the time they got to Dinara like a groundstroke would.
I thought the same.

Some of the BHs of Barrois was going towards back fence :spit:

I fear it will be an ugly match in the next round against Kvitova :tape:

AcesHigh
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:18 AM
So many posters dumping on Dinara! That's just crap. Dinara certainly didn't play her best tennis today but she did find a way to win! That's what the elite players do. Congrats to Dinara - now calm down and play tennis!

So many posters, especially WS fans, dumping on Dinara for being #1. Understand this, except for Wimbledon, Serena's efforts in every tournament she played since the AO stink up the WTA far worse than what Dinara did in the first two rounds of this USO!!! Winning ugly takes a lot of effort, perseverance and dedication. Dinara demonstrates she has those attributes. Serena enters tournaments to avoid fines, for christ's sake, and plays like it ... disappointing the tournament organizers, the WTA, her fans and casual tennis fans. What, 3 or 4 first match tournament exits in a row?!?

But you say, "Serena only cares about the Majors." Then she should only play the majors and pay the fines. But be aware that the four majors don't make a #1 or even make her "deserving" of being #1. There's no doubt she is a talented player, maybe the most talented player in WTA history. However her behavior in non-slams and pressors this year have finally convince me that she does not have the attributes of a Champion, regardless of what she wins. She would make a very pathetic #1

:worship:

Glad to see you back :hearts:

Dinara, keep winning :kiss: it's keeping things interesting around here

crazillo
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:24 AM
Barrois' game is not that bad people. She certainly does a lot of nasty things with her game, things different players don't like too much. She is not very consistent though and some shots can look quite bad, yes... Still I like the way she plays and she should get more credit for that. Don't forget she only turned professional about two, three years ago so she is sort of a late boomer with a different background-

Asif_Nawaz
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:11 PM
I love virginia wade but seriously she needs to actually get some information abt the player shes commentating on. She kept saying that barrois has been around for a while whereas Barrois only turned pro in 2005 at age 24. She is now 27.

Yonexforever
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:16 PM
At this pace she will be worn the hell out if she even gets to the quarters!

The Witch-king
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:18 PM
I love virginia wade but seriously she needs to actually get some information abt the player shes commentating on. She kept saying that barrois has been around for a while whereas Barrois only turned pro in 2005 at age 24. She is now 27.

maybe she meant on the planet.

serenus_2k8
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:20 PM
I love virginia wade but seriously she needs to actually get some information abt the player shes commentating on. She kept saying that barrois has been around for a while whereas Barrois only turned pro in 2005 at age 24. She is now 27.

Wow I never knew that, why did she wait so long?