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Caralenko
Oct 2nd, 2009, 07:00 AM
:sobbing:

I had to make the thread because I find out Dina was playing doubles with Sveta :drool: Hopefully they will go better than individual Dina :sobbing:

Chinese writing is just "Beijing Singles & Doubles" because I know Pepi wanted a Chinese title :p Thank you Tracy :kiss:

Best of luck! :crazy: I'll be updating as it goes.

SINGLES
Dinara Safina lt. Zhang Shuai




DOUBLES W/ KUZNETSOVA
Forfeit. Gave walk over to GROENEFELD/SCHNYDER

vanúss
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:14 AM
Dina & Sveta playing doubles together :woohoo:
Memories from the Olympics are going to come back with that tournament :p

Then i just hate the draw :lol: It's never easy but it's the first time in a long time that i really don't like it ! Didn't Vinci beat Elena or someone seeded in Tokyo ? :confused:

DS.Fan.
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:17 AM
:woohoo:A new thread!!!!!!Thanks Cara:kiss:
The Chinese title is a little weird:p Maybe you can change it into"北京双线出击":D
I'm so excited to see Dina and Sveta will play doubles:bounce: Davai Girls:kiss:

vanúss
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:20 AM
Oh right it was Flavia :p
I'm excited to see Sveta & Dina play together again , we have to get a livestream for their matches though :fiery:

DS.Fan.
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:27 AM
I missed Olymipc 2008,Dina played very well!She was so cute in the semi-final doubles and attracted many people from that match,included me:angel:

camilia
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:29 AM
Thanks Cara

Dina and Sveta :hearts:

Draws don't mean anything to me anymore :shrug:

Ashi
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:30 AM
Will you be going to watch her tracy?:)

vanúss
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:31 AM
Yeah but this one is twice as bad as the one at the USO or Cincy or Toronto :shrug:

DS.Fan.
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:37 AM
Will you be going to watch her tracy?:)

No:sobbing: Capital is far away from Hangzhou and it's crowded these days.If she was in Shanghai,I would like to see her.:sad:

Caralenko
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:39 AM
Thank you Tracy :kiss:

camilia
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:46 AM
:woohoo:A new thread!!!!!!Thanks Cara:kiss:
The Chinese title is a little weird:p Maybe you can change it into"北京双线出击":D
I'm so excited to see Dina and Sveta will play doubles:bounce: Davai Girls:kiss:

What does that mean Tracy?

DS.Fan.
Oct 2nd, 2009, 10:01 AM
What does that mean Tracy?

It means Dina'll play single and double together.Two front lines for Dina."出击"implies the meaning of fighting:D I hope she'll fight for her #1:scratch:

Ashi
Oct 2nd, 2009, 10:05 AM
:hug::hug::smooch:

No:sobbing: Capital is far away from Hangzhou and it's crowded these days.If she was in Shanghai,I would like to see her.:sad:

DS.Fan.
Oct 2nd, 2009, 10:09 AM
Thank you Tracy :kiss:

Thanks for the title Cara!:lol: I just hope she will save herself in Beijing:( Plug up the journalists and critics' mouths Dina:rolleyes:

Aleksandrina
Oct 2nd, 2009, 10:16 AM
http://i075.radikal.ru/0910/e2/00ae582cc9d9.jpg

Caralenko
Oct 2nd, 2009, 10:20 AM
Thanks Sasha :woohoo:

WC vs. those two should be OK :shrug: my only concern is with Stosur/Stubbs :scared:

vanúss
Oct 2nd, 2009, 10:25 AM
A match against Stosur/Stubbs would be awesome !

vanúss
Oct 2nd, 2009, 10:49 AM
Hey is the main draw starting tomorrow or sunday ?

Caralenko
Oct 2nd, 2009, 10:52 AM
I think Sunday :shrug: The Tokyo players get the bye so they have time to rest after their matches.

nikeshirtoffug
Oct 2nd, 2009, 11:06 AM
A match against Stosur/Stubbs would be awesome !

If Sveta and Dinara lost to Sam and Rennae, I would be fine with that. Just the idea of all that awesomeness together makes me giddy.

Thank you, Sveta, for, as always, being the good friend and playing doubles with Dinara. I'm sure Svetlana gets offers every week to play doubles (cause that's how awesome she is). I guess they want to relive that Olympics doubles experinece while in Beijing. :lol: :tape:

Caralenko
Oct 2nd, 2009, 11:19 AM
Safinova vs. Stosur/Stubbs could very well be one-sided if Dina/Sexlana don't show up :sobbing: Let's just hope they make it that far...

vanúss
Oct 2nd, 2009, 11:24 AM
We'll see what will happen :p
But even if it's just a one-sided match i don't care like Lexi said just the four of them on the same court would be awesome ! And really if they lose , it won't be a big deal knowing who they played against :lol:

redsonja
Oct 2nd, 2009, 12:01 PM
Doubles! With Sveta! :bounce:

I'm so excited. I would take back my "I'm not going to watch Dinara" anymore if I could get a feed of her doubles matches. :woohoo:

DS.Fan.
Oct 2nd, 2009, 01:03 PM
OMG!Dina'll play aganist Vinci 1st round:scared: I just noticed it:hysteric::toothy:

Caralenko
Oct 2nd, 2009, 01:16 PM
Davai 萨芬娜(俄罗斯)! :woohoo:

I got this from the Beijing draw, is it right Tracy? :lol: 'Dinara Safina of Russia'?

DS.Fan.
Oct 2nd, 2009, 01:18 PM
Davai 萨芬娜(俄罗斯)! :woohoo:

I got this from the Beijing draw, is it right Tracy? :lol: 'Dinara Safina of Russia'?

Yeah!Dina's full name in Chinese is "迪娜拉 米哈伊洛芙娜 萨芬娜":lol: I often call her 迪娜拉 or 丫头:lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Oct 2nd, 2009, 01:40 PM
Sveta & Dinara in doubles = great way to end the season!

Aleksandrina
Oct 2nd, 2009, 02:33 PM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2009/1020/OP.pdf

tejmeglekvßr
Oct 2nd, 2009, 02:34 PM
Vinci embarassed Flavia in Tokyo :tape: and she took Dina to 3 in Cincinnati.[/size]

means nothing, Flavi tanked Tokyo. it's pretty obvious.
and Dina plays shit since... i don't remember, so Cincinnati does not count either. :p

vanúss
Oct 2nd, 2009, 02:39 PM
Awesome , tomorrow we'll have the first ( please not the only ) doubles match ! Around 9-10am my time .

Dina&Sveta/Craybas&Glatch :bounce:

camilia
Oct 2nd, 2009, 02:49 PM
Thanks Sasha, I like the time they are playing :)

vanúss
Oct 2nd, 2009, 02:52 PM
will you be able to watch it Cami ?

camilia
Oct 2nd, 2009, 02:59 PM
If there is a livestream I will:)

nikeshirtoffug
Oct 2nd, 2009, 03:48 PM
If there's a feed, I'll get up to watch for sure. That's super early for me, but I happen to get up super early so it should be okay.

ad-out
Oct 2nd, 2009, 03:56 PM
Wow.. I didn't realize the tourney would start tomorrow. yay!

Nina.
Oct 2nd, 2009, 04:10 PM
If Dinara continues to play the way she did these past weeks it doesn't matter who she's playing anyway.
But just from the names she is facing it's not a scary draw :shrug:

enchantrezz
Oct 2nd, 2009, 05:32 PM
Dina playing doubles....best news ever....she needs to have fun on court again and when things get tough she has a doubles partner for support not just MR Z. :)

makini
Oct 2nd, 2009, 06:55 PM
:woohoo: Dina/Sveta doubles. I'm more excited that she's playing doubles than for her singles. I'm going to have to get up early but I'm super excited, hopefully there will be a stream as it's on center court.

osseous
Oct 3rd, 2009, 02:31 AM
Good to know that Dina is playing doubles with Sveta once more! Just like the old days, BEIJING OLYMPICS! :hearts: I hope they'll do great here! God bless to Dina as always. Never give up. Enjoy tennis out there. Repeat the sensational winnings from last year or better! Davai Dina, be the best and God bless you! :angel:

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:05 AM
Ok i woke up way too early ! The Stosur/Cornet match is not even over...Does anyone got a livestream though ?

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:19 AM
I've been looking for half an hour... If I find one I'll let you know! I want to be prepared :D

Also, thank you for the company so early :lol:

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:21 AM
Ok thanks and you're welcome :p

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:25 AM
Ok thanks and you're welcome :p

http://www.zueiai.com/uusee/112.html

Try that, but apparently it only works for Internet Explorer :sobbing: No Firefox love for me.

It's all in Chinese, so I'm totally lost :scared:

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Ok, I've figured it out, and you have to install a special plug-in to view it :ras: If you want to go through all the steps, go ahead, but I'll keep searching for a better stream :(

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:36 AM
I have IE but it doesn't work :shrug:

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:38 AM
You have to install a special plug-in (http://bbs.zueiai.com/Title.Asp?board_id=33&title_id=571) (scroll down to the red characters), Adobe Flash Player 8 and uusee :weirdo: I think I'll keep looking for a better stream.

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:45 AM
I'm using UUSEE.It's convient:D

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:47 AM
Can you help me figure it out, Tracy? :awww: I'm stuck on CCTV-5 and it keeps showing an advert and a bunch of Chinese characters. Do I run it from the program or IE?

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:50 AM
You can download it here Cara : http://www.clubic.com/lancer-le-telechargement-52892-0-uusee.html

But what's the name of the channel Tracy ?

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:54 AM
http://sports.cctv.com/live/04/index.shtml
Have a try Cara.You can't use UUSEE?

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:54 AM
CCTV-5, Vane :)

I have the program, but all I see is a commercial?!

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:56 AM
Vane,CCTV-golf/tennis are living Same and Cornet's match

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:58 AM
Yes but i can't find it in the list it's written in chinese ! :help:

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:03 AM
I tried the link you put Tracy but this is what i get on the black screen : 您所在的国家或地区,不在所播放的节目版权范围

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:04 AM
It's my list Vane.http://i37.tinypic.com/nbx34l.jpg What about yours?

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:04 AM
:awww: Vane and I are fretting, cause Sam/Alize is over :crying2: This is terrifying.

:hug:

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:05 AM
I tried the link you put Tracy but this is what i get on the black screen : 您所在的国家或地区,不在所播放的节目版权范围
:( you can't use it:sad:

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:06 AM
http://i35.tinypic.com/2i6yz4g.jpg

What is this? A commercial?

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:07 AM
We don't have the same list Tracy :shrug: i give up :lol:

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:09 AM
Awesome :( i should have stay in my freaking bed ! How come there's no livestream it's weird !

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:10 AM
:hug: Vane :awww: I feel awful for you. I can't get it either. I keep seeing replays of Chinese scenery and various elderly Chinese gentlemen talking in Chinese :p

Watch the scoreboard with me? :weirdo:

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:12 AM
I hate scoreboards :sobbing: And i'm sure we'll get a stream tomorrow to see her lose :rolleyes:

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:12 AM
Great,you can use UUSEE cara!But the channel is wrong.

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:13 AM
Vane,Can you send me a screenshot of yourlist?

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:15 AM
i had every CCTV but not the number 5 ! i think you don't got it on that program unless you're in China :shrug:

Noctis
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:16 AM
北京双线出击
hey guys
and also excited about doubles.
are you sure you got the chinese right? :lol:

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:17 AM
Wait a sec Tracy which version do you have ? I have the 2007 version maybe that's why it doesn't work i'm gonna dowload the most recent one and then i'll give you the screeshots of my list !

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:18 AM
CCTV-5 are not living the match.CCTV-golf/tennis are living the doubles now.

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:18 AM
I gave you the wrong channel, Vane!! :eek: OMG, It's all my fault :o

Thank you Boreaz, Tracy is helping us :sobbing:

Noctis
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:19 AM
http://www.zueiai.com/uusee/112.html
this showing Jie now
dina later

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:20 AM
http://download.uusee.com/pop1/heima/UUSEE_heima_Setup_126669.exe

Try that, Vane.

THANK YOU, Boreaz. I am viewing it perfect now :woohoo: we just have to get Vanessa to work it.

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:20 AM
北京双线出击
hey guys
and also excited about doubles.
are you sure you got the chinese right? :lol:

可能应该改成北京迪娜拉双线作战,但是我更喜欢双线出击;):lol:

Noctis
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:22 AM
可能应该改成北京迪娜拉双线作战,但是我更喜欢双线出击;):lol:

ok what ever works :lol:

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:25 AM
The stream is fine for me, but it's a little jumpy, thank you very much Boreaz :kiss:

Vane, install it from the link I gave you, then go to the IE link that Boreaz posted before - don't run it from the program :)

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:30 AM
The stream is fine for me, but it's a little jumpy, thank you very much Boreaz :kiss:

Vane, install it from the link I gave you, then go to the IE link that Boreaz posted before - don't run it from the program :)
It's Ok now?:woohoo: So happy for you Cara.I have some time to cut my hair before Dina's match:lol:

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:34 AM
FINALLY ! Jesus that was hard !
Thanks you all for your help ! I had a big problem turning my brain On :p

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:36 AM
Yes it is :bigclap: Thank you very much Tracy! :hug:

I'm 700.000% sure that Vane can get it too, as well, she just needs a hand ;)

EDIT: Vanessa!? :woohoo: It's working ok!?!

:woohoo:

Noctis
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:37 AM
It's Ok now?:woohoo: So happy for you Cara.I have some time to cut my hair before Dina's match:lol:

i decided to change my hair style for a change.instead of being an egg shape:tape::o

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:39 AM
Yes it works Ok ! I'll record the match , hopefully it won't freeze too much :lol:

Boreaz your screen name used to be something like YouScreamMeCream no ?

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:39 AM
I can't believe Sam lost!:scared: God Bless Dina:sobbing:

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:40 AM
maybe we should all go to the Livescore Updates thread no ?

tejmeglekvßr
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:49 AM
thanks for the links. works, but not the best quality, can't see the ball. :lol:
somebody could tell me do they'll show all match here? because Szavay's match is last on center court, starts around 9pm, and i'm afraid they won't show it. :awww:

DS.Fan.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 09:02 AM
I heard they will show all the match.But I don't believe them so much.

PersephoneDisco
Oct 3rd, 2009, 09:59 AM
Thanks for the help Tracy and Boreaz, I've got them on my screen! :D

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:02 AM
Mazzy! :bolt:

I knew something was missing around here :kiss: Ponytailfina in Beijing is :inlove:

PersephoneDisco
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:03 AM
I have this bad tendency to look at the threads on my user control panel and obviously I hadn't subscribed to this one :o Thanks to Lexi I got the heads up :lol:

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:45 AM
Absolute utter destruction from the two ladies :bowdown: Into R2, 6-0 6-0.

PersephoneDisco
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:51 AM
Onwards and upwards!! :hearts:

Liked their tactic of using Dina's baseline ability to pull the american's wide and have Kuzzy cut the rally off with a volley and vice versa ;) Dina was really good at the net :D

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:52 AM
Volleyfina was actually very very skillful today :yeah: Well done Dina!!

Updated the first post with doubles draw :D

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:59 AM
This is bad i'm still on a high from that match and all the awesomeness going on :lol:

This was SOOO good to see Dinara smile on a freaking court :hearts:

I recorded the match i'll put it in the matches archives , but the livestream was kind of slow at times so it's not perfect but good enough !

~Kiera~
Oct 3rd, 2009, 12:02 PM
I recorded the match i'll put it in the matches archives , but the livestream was kind of slow at times so it's not perfect but good enough !

Thanks, Vanessa. I forgot to set my alarm (again) after the Tokyo final and slept right through the match :o

Aleksandrina
Oct 3rd, 2009, 01:01 PM
CENTER Starting At: 11:00 AM
Chun-Mei JI (CHN) vs Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE)
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) vs Jie ZHENG (CHN)
Dinara SAFINA (RUS) vs Roberta VINCI (ITA)

redsonja
Oct 3rd, 2009, 02:44 PM
I recorded the match i'll put it in the matches archives , but the livestream was kind of slow at times so it's not perfect but good enough !

Thanks so much! I had actually thought if I could find a stream before I went to bed, I'd get up and watch, but there are so many channels on UUSEE, and I was so tired, and... :o

makini
Oct 3rd, 2009, 02:51 PM
I recorded the match i'll put it in the matches archives , but the livestream was kind of slow at times so it's not perfect but good enough !

Thanks Vanessa, I just really could not be bothered to search for something that would be compatible with my computer before I went to bed last night. Hopefully the stuff that I downloaded will work tonight.

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2009, 02:53 PM
I just put it in the matches archives thread ;)

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=16600622#post16600622

Ziggy Starduck
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:05 PM
6-0, 6-0, that's a whole lot of love! Great going girls!

osseous
Oct 4th, 2009, 01:52 AM
Keep the fun going! God bless you, Dina! Take care and have fun! Davai! :angel:

Caralenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:08 AM
Into Round 2, bitches! :woohoo:

vanúss
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:16 AM
That's awesome !!!

DS.Fan.
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:26 AM
4-1 to 4-4 8DF :haha::banghead::smash:
But You won the match!!!!!!!No TB!!!!!!!!!No 3 sets!!!!!!!!:woohoo::woohoo::smooch:

tejmeglekvßr
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:26 AM
who's next? chinese wc? dont know her. :tape:

vanúss
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:31 AM
I don't know her either

Nina.
Oct 4th, 2009, 12:04 PM
Straight set victory?? :eek:

Caralenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 12:11 PM
6-4 6-4 baby! :drool:

osseous
Oct 4th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Congrats on the first round win Dina! Keep up the good work! A lot of DF, yes, but it doesn't matter as long as you are winning! God bless you, Dina! Take care and have fun with you tennis. Davai! :angel:

~Kiera~
Oct 4th, 2009, 02:39 PM
OOP

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Center (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP
2. ATP
3. Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA vs Venus WILLIAMS (NB 3:00PM)
4. Dinara SAFINA vs Shuai ZHANG

Caralenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 02:43 PM
That sounds promising. Same time slot as today, and after a top seed. Hopefully if Anastasia wins, it will spur Dina on like Sveta's win today did :woohoo:

Davai :drool:

DS.Fan.
Oct 4th, 2009, 02:56 PM
No doubles?:help:

PersephoneDisco
Oct 4th, 2009, 03:31 PM
So no dubs and singles on the same day? That's good ;) Thanks Sarah, gotta work out the time...I'll just get up at 8am :p

nikeshirtoffug
Oct 4th, 2009, 03:35 PM
So no dubs and singles on the same day? That's good ;) Thanks Sarah, gotta work out the time...I'll just get up at 8am :p

It should be later than that if you want to sleep in. :) Venus isn't before 3pm so think 4:30 at the earliest. That's 4:30am my time.....so 9:30 for you. :)

PersephoneDisco
Oct 4th, 2009, 03:40 PM
It should be later than that if you want to sleep in. :) Venus isn't before 3pm so think 4:30 at the earliest. That's 4:30am my time.....so 9:30 for you. :)

I would like to sleep in, it's my one day off from uni :p Thanks Lexi :hug: [P.S great job on the podcast. You're all just consistently awesome, funny and you talk good talk, you know :p]

Ashi
Oct 4th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Nice title edit:);)

Caralenko
Oct 5th, 2009, 06:03 AM
OOP

Kohlschreiber has FINALLY finished and the second ATP match will start soon. We still have many hours to go :o

Caralenko
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:38 AM
:hysteric: The match to determine the ladies' next doubles match is epic drama :speakles: :help:The unseeded team of Govortsova/Poutchek choked EPICALLY after being up 5-1 in the second set and wasted some MPs. It's now in the third and I fully expect Patty/Anna Lena to win.
Let's hope Dina and Sveta take advantage of their low energy reserves and have fun out there.

Venus and Anastasia are out on Centre Court so Dina/Zhang will start when they are done.

Caralenko
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Alright then, we can all take a group hug (and a couple of lithium pills (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium_pharmacology) :hysteric:) and throw away the singles draw.

There goes my hope that Dina would find some Olympic form. After one fantastic day, she is given a horrific one.

Onwards and upwards to Doubles, DinDins :tape: Though I really don't have any expectations any more.

PersephoneDisco
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Beijing still holds painful memories for us Dinatards.

vanúss
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:18 PM
Portoroz is like the only good tournament left for us :haha:

Caralenko
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Madrid :shrug:

Portoroz and Madrid are the only two weeks of the year on my calendar :hysteric:

I'll bring this picture back because of her great smile:

http://i33.tinypic.com/6riz55.png

vanúss
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:24 PM
and Rome also

camilia
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:27 PM
OMG, she lost :speakles:

vanúss
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Yes and it was ugly and really painful ! I think it was her worst loss that i saw in the past two months :sad:

Caralenko
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:31 PM
I'm sorry you had to see this Cami :hug: Your innocent eyes don't need this torture.

I just hate to think what Pepi will feel when she sees this :o

DS.Fan.
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:31 PM
HAHA!!!I even don't know how to cry:haha::haha:

camilia
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Well girls, I wish I hadn't checked the thread today :sad:

Ziggy Starduck
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:42 PM
It was a bad loss and no doubt that Dinara's pride will have taken a battering, but I really do think that some of the pressure will be lifted by losing the No.1 ranking, she can get back to concentrating on her tennis, spending time with her family over the Christmas/New Year break, going to movies and doing whatever it is that 20 somethings do and forget about stupid press interview questions and snide remarks by other players, hopefully when she gets back to the No.1 ranking she will have won a couple of finals, maybe a slam (wishful thinking) and have even more maturity than she's already shown to date. People who dare to laugh at her loss and her time as a No.1 player really need to take a good hard look at themselves and figure out what they contribute to society and also be a little bit objective. Anyway as I said hopefully she will turn up to play doubles with Sveta tomorrow and if they lose....whatevs it's not the end of the world.

vanúss
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:47 PM
well said ! I do hope she'll play with Sveta tomorrow , we never know with her maybe now she wants to win the doubles tournament :spit:
it's not the end of the world indeed , but it will take her more than 3 weeks to get other this :shrug:

Caralenko
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:50 PM
I just wish we knew what she thoughts :sobbing:

She really needs more than just 3 weeks. This could take her months :shrug:

HowardH
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:51 PM
It will take a while to get over, especially since the press are going to write about how this is the worst loss, ranking wise, for a no. 1, worse than Ana's loss to Julie Coin.

DS.Fan.
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:53 PM
I hope she leaves!I don't want to see her this year!:rolleyes: Goodbye Dinara!:wavey:

Caralenko
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:55 PM
I hope she leaves!I don't want to see her this year!:rolleyes: Goodbye Dinara!:wavey:

Oh Tracy, don't be like that :awww: :hug: I wish I could hug you and Dina and make it all better :tape:

Ziggy Starduck
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:56 PM
Well if it takes her weeks or months so be it, I just hope that her support network look after her and help to rebuild some of the confidence she lost today, she's emotional but she's also a fighter, hopefully the fighter rises above everything else today.

Ziggy Starduck
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:00 PM
I hope she leaves!I don't want to see her this year!:rolleyes: Goodbye Dinara!:wavey:

:) Don't be too hard on her, or yourself for that matter Tracy, if I had but $1 for every player who has slumped over the years I'd sponsor Dinara myself. She'll come back, it may take a while but she'll come back.

~Kiera~
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:08 PM
well said ! I do hope she'll play with Sveta tomorrow , we never know with her maybe now she wants to win the doubles tournament :spit:

They're not on tomorrow's OOP, so their match must be on Wednesday.

vanúss
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:10 PM
:) Don't be too hard on her, or yourself for that matter Tracy, if I had but $1 for every player who has slumped over the years I'd sponsor Dinara myself. She'll come back, it may take a while but she'll come back.

Indeed , it happened before for other athletes some don't make it back but Dina will i am sure of that ! Maybe not at the #1 spot but close , she loves Tennis ( even if it's not obvious these days ) too much , she'll work her ass off and she'll fight even if she'll lose some of them !

I couldn't be more excited to 'follow' her around plenty of tournaments next season , it's going to be interesting to see her in 2010 !

illusyve
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Taking Coingate a step further :sobbing: Zhang was a hometown favourite though :(

I thought the win over Vinci meant promising things for this tournament. I hate being a Dina fan at times like this but somehow, at the end of the day, you love her anyway. :o

P.S. she hasn't technically lost the ranking... I mean, Serena could lose to Makarova :rolleyes:

ad-out
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Poor Dina.. She really is going through a rough patch. :sad:
Please don't dump the doubles though. (like your brother usually does if he loses singles) You and Sveta need a title!

DS.Fan.
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:28 PM
Apparently those remarks were not from the bottom of my heart:o
I'm crazy:rolleyes:You know,I'll never give up her:rolleyes:Even if she loses to the #1000000 players:o

Ashi
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Apparently those remarks were not from the bottom of my heart:o
I'm crazy:rolleyes:You know,I'll never give up her:rolleyes:Even if she loses to the #1000000 players:o

Me too. She gives me no choice!:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

vanúss
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Yeah she is still #1 now we'll see what Serena does tomorrow but...:p

:lol: don't worry Tracy , we get you we are all on the same boat ;)

Ashi
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Vane, the one liner in your signature!! ) :) ;)

vanúss
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Vane, the one liner in your signature!! ) :) ;)

:lol: she should unless she plays doubles with Sveta it would be a bad idea

DS.Fan.
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:54 PM
I don't hate her,I hate myself!Why why why I love her so much:weirdo:
A Dina Fan not me wrote:"When I saw you first time,I was crazy to fall in love with you at once.After that I know this love is a poison without any antidotes.Some people's love is meteoric and disappear soon.Because they have no enough imaginations to magine what you have paid out behinds your sorrowful face(Sorry for my poor English!:sad:)

tejmeglekvßr
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:03 PM
it was her dream.
she thought maybe when she'll be #1 they'll give her a lollypop or something.
but in reality, they're just slapping and spitting her. left and right.
her heart and dreams now crushed.
welcome to oblivion, sweetie.

Ashi
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:08 PM
:bigcry::bigcry:

it was her dream.
she thought maybe when she'll be #1 they'll give her a lollypop or something.
but in reality, they're just slapping and spitting her. left and right.
her heart and dreams now crushed.
welcome to oblivion, sweetie.

vanúss
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:09 PM
:awww: it's too true Tracy , sometimes i'd like to just not care but i do and with me it's all or nothing , i'm too passionate and tend to be obsess about things ( in a good way , not creepy but both are not healthy though :shrug: ) and i can never quit it's like an addiction even if it feels bad , you return for more !
That's how it is with the Safins for me and lots of other thing ( which is why i decided that 2010 will be a Tennis/Sports year it's like for the Olympics the city/passion has to change all the time because you can't just please one country :lol: )but no matter how horrible it was today and the past times , i'll always sit down and watch it all !

tejmeglekvßr
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:31 PM
actually, i think she tried pretty good. she hit plenty attacking shots, didn't stand always 20 feet behind the baseline and didn't push back every ball. But Zhang had enough counterpuncher skills today, and when she had space she went to winners too.
The problem is, when she absolutely has no confidence, can't trust in her serve or groundstrokes, she is a mess. So she's gonna end 50+ UE and 10+ DF every fuckin zeljkotime.
luck wasn't on her side today.

vanúss
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:36 PM
actually, i think she tried pretty good. she hit plenty attacking shots, didn't stand always 20 feet behind the baseline and didn't push back every ball. But Zhang had enough counterpuncher skills today, and when she had space she went to winners too.
The problem is, when she absolutely has no confidence, can't trust in her serve or groundstrokes, she is a mess. So she's gonna end 50+ UE and 10+ DF every fuckin zeljkotime.
luck wasn't on her side today.

Luck really wasn't on her side ! If the net were down she could have won :lol:
She didn't even shaked the chair umpire ( can never remember her name ) at the end of the match .

Dinayer
Oct 5th, 2009, 05:17 PM
WTF????????????????????????? :bigcry:
2010, please.

Nina.
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:42 PM
That's what I come home to? Like really? :o Just go on holiday and come back next year. This is useless...

it was her dream.
she thought maybe when she'll be #1 they'll give her a lollypop or something.
but in reality, they're just slapping and spitting her. left and right.
her heart and dreams now crushed.
welcome to oblivion, sweetie.

Welocme to the real world.

Caralenko
Oct 6th, 2009, 01:27 AM
Luck really wasn't on her side ! If the net were down she could have won :lol:
She didn't even shaked the chair umpire ( can never remember her name ) at the end of the match .

Mariana Alves :fiery:

http://i33.tinypic.com/ie2jqv.jpg

She just kinda slapped Zhang's hand and went on her way :sobbing:

cosmic_jive
Oct 6th, 2009, 04:35 PM
actually, i think she tried pretty good. she hit plenty attacking shots, didn't stand always 20 feet behind the baseline and didn't push back every ball. But Zhang had enough counterpuncher skills today, and when she had space she went to winners too.
The problem is, when she absolutely has no confidence, can't trust in her serve or groundstrokes, she is a mess. So she's gonna end 50+ UE and 10+ DF every fuckin zeljkotime.
luck wasn't on her side today.

Exactly! In the games she played well in she showed a little bit of how she became number one, but the games that followed were woeful to put it politely. I mean she was 4-2 up in the 1st set then lost it by playing badly. She stood up near the baseline (helped by the doubles perhaps?) and she hit the most amount of winners I can remember seeing in a long time - especially on the backhand to Zhang's backhand. Her serve, I thought was the best I've seen in months (when she didn't serve DFs), she went for the lines and hit some pretty good ones that Zhang had trouble returning or returned half way up the court so Dina could put it away. But when Zhang won a long rally that Dina really should've won, or didn't play aggressively enough in, that's when the confidence started to drop (dramatically).:help:

I just felt so bad for her at the end of the match. It's just so awful to see her so tense, she's a shadow of her former self, the one who took on Maria Sharapova at match points down at the FO last year (watched that match recently that's why I am referring to it), or even pre FO this year. She was so positive back then...:sad:
As a previous fan of Jankovic (not anymore) I was joking with my friends that I only support slamless number #1s. But I'm not going to give up on Dina the way I did Jankovic, I'm more invested in Dina and she's humble and modest and just much more likable in my eyes. :angel:

Anyway going to stop this rant now. :wavey:

PersephoneDisco
Oct 6th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Exactly! In the games she played well in she showed a little bit of how she became number one, but the games that followed were woeful to put it politely. I mean she was 4-2 up in the 1st set then lost it by playing badly. She stood up near the baseline (helped by the doubles perhaps?) and she hit the most amount of winners I can remember seeing in a long time - especially on the backhand to Zhang's backhand. Her serve, I thought was the best I've seen in months (when she didn't serve DFs), she went for the lines and hit some pretty good ones that Zhang had trouble returning or returned half way up the court so Dina could put it away. But when Zhang won a long rally that Dina really should've won, or didn't play aggressively enough in, that's when the confidence started to drop (dramatically).:help:

I just felt so bad for her at the end of the match. It's just so awful to see her so tense, she's a shadow of her former self, the one who took on Maria Sharapova at match points down at the FO last year (watched that match recently that's why I am referring to it), or even pre FO this year. She was so positive back then...:sad:
As a previous fan of Jankovic (not anymore) I was joking with my friends that I only support slamless number #1s. But I'm not going to give up on Dina the way I did Jankovic, I'm more invested in Dina and she's humble and modest and just much more likable in my eyes. :angel:

Anyway going to stop this rant now. :wavey:

:awww: :hug: A lot of fans have given up on her cos she's been losing :rolleyes: I thought fans went through bad times as well as the good? :tape:

vanúss
Oct 6th, 2009, 06:45 PM
:awww: :hug: A lot of fans have given up on her cos she's been losing :rolleyes: I thought fans went through bad times as well as the good? :tape:

I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live

:rolls: it's the big deal to be 'fan' :lol:
It is damn stupid to stop cheering for someone because of a bad path :o
So :yeah: Cosmic !

cosmic_jive
Oct 6th, 2009, 08:11 PM
:awww: :hug: A lot of fans have given up on her cos she's been losing :rolleyes:

It's not cos she was losing, I just stopped following for a while (after Wimbledon last year) and when I eventually came back (May this year) just little things started to annoy me about her. :shrug:

I thought fans went through bad times as well as the good? :tape:

I'm still here for Dina even though she needs some sort of :help:

I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

:worship: Word to that!

makini
Oct 6th, 2009, 09:45 PM
:awww: :hug: A lot of fans have given up on her cos she's been losing :rolleyes: I thought fans went through bad times as well as the good? :tape:

Unfortunately for me I cannot give up on Dina so that just means that I suffer with all the losses and get even more excited when she wins. It's like Marc Brown says in one of his Arthur books "Anybody can root for for a winning team it takes character to stick with the underdogs". I'll just ride out this rough patch and wait for it to get better, because it will better eventually.

vanúss
Oct 6th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Unfortunately for me I cannot give up on Dina so that just means that I suffer with all the losses and get even more excited when she wins. It's like Marc Brown says in one of his Arthur books "Anybody can root for for a winning team it takes character to stick with the underdogs". I'll just ride out this rough patch and wait for it to get better, because it will better eventually.

Love it ! It's too easy following a winning 'team' , there's nothing really exciting about it ! At least with Dinara now more than ever we simply never know what might happen and i'm addicted to that feeling unfortunately indeed :p

DS.Fan.
Oct 7th, 2009, 03:47 AM
If someone wants to give up Dina in such a tough situation,you can't say they're real fans:p
But if they choose to do that,I think it's OK!You need much more courage to follow Dina than other players,cos the girl is a crazy evil:devil:

Caralenko
Oct 7th, 2009, 03:51 AM
Following Lena D. is almost as bad, but not quite so :sobbing:-worthy. Even Dina out-crazies Lena D!

After the Wimbledon SF with Serena, Lena is just on the back burners for me. I'm still in denial :p

Caralenko
Oct 7th, 2009, 09:45 AM
Yan/Zheng are now playing what should've been Kuzina :hysteric: Groenefeld/Schnyder (who could've beaten Safinetsova) are leading 6-4 0-3.

I hate that they dropped out. They didn't even drop a game in the whole tournament :ras:

Nina.
Oct 7th, 2009, 09:54 AM
Luck really wasn't on her side ! If the net were down she could have won :lol:
She didn't even shaked the chair umpire ( can never remember her name ) at the end of the match .

Was there a reason not to? Any bad decisions from Alves?

Caralenko
Oct 7th, 2009, 09:59 AM
Not really, no. I think she was just too upset and depressed to care. Alves made a bunch of correct overrules, so Dina was just being crankypants.

Nina.
Oct 7th, 2009, 10:03 AM
Ok, thanks Cara :)

lilimi
Oct 7th, 2009, 09:24 PM
I'm so happy i didn't see the maych :sad: it would have been so painful to me. she's just a real mess and when i think of the great dina of 2008 i just want to :bigcry:
why the safin have so little confidence in themselves? now that her brother retired dina seems decided to torture me:mad: