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Edinboro
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:17 PM
WOOOOO!!! Nice comeback lena! <3

azmad_88
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:18 PM
tough day at the office for elena

FedererBulgaria
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:18 PM
This Oudin is a future top3 player,mark my words

Otlichno
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Poor Oudin, apparently she didn't have enough BELIEF!! But Dementieva did.

M.P
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:18 PM
finally...

Steff_forever
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:18 PM
congrats Lena for reaching the final again, hopefully enough energy for the title: good luck against Lucie !

well done here !!!

SAISAI-GOAT
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Elena :woohoo: beatdown on Pushdin :dance:

hankqq
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Melanie :sobbing: :hug: nice fight from her. She played quite well in the 1st, then things kind of slipped away and she ran out of gas by the 3rd :shrug: she has proven she has the game to challenge top players though :yeah: :)

Zojirushi
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Hard fought match. Great revenge Lena:bounce:

goldenlox
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Lena broke her 8 times. That's the edge.

saul1333
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Happy she won :bounce:..but not the way she did..

Lena shouldn't have to struggle that much

Kworb
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Keep fighting my angel :inlove: take this title!

slamchamp
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:21 PM
Elena :woohoo: beatdown on Pushdin :dance:
Pushdin??:weirdo:

Elwin.
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:21 PM
LENAGOAT :bowdown: :bowdown: !!!!!1111!!1!!111!1111!!!!!1

oleada
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:21 PM
So glad Lena won :o
I don't like Oudin's game at all.

itzhak
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:22 PM
tough match, it's was more like 6-7 7-6 7-6 than the result show, so many looooong rallies. Melanie is great talent but Lena's heart is really big....

Duramont
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:22 PM
Another good comeback Lena :banana: :drool:

Final points defended from last year - now go for the title. :D

Rerun
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:23 PM
there's something in the Oudin's game that irritates me :o

so glad Lena won :)

Wintermute
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:23 PM
:hug: Great effort Melanie. She forced Elena to really work hard to pull out the win. And this was with Mel feeling under the weather. Kudos to her for not giving up today when she wasn't 100%.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Did not watch it. But great to have revenge:devil: Now take the title !!!

ED fan forever
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:25 PM
:worship::worship::worship::bounce::bounce::bounce ::bounce:
I am so happy about this victory, Lena has really dug in this week to turn matches around. It reminds me of old times.
Final could go either way and to be honest given the way Lucie has played so far I would say she is maybe the favourite. But I like Lena's chances and she really wants this title.
Final # 30 for Lena:hearts:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:26 PM
well done Lena :) :banana: now win the title :)
good tough win

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:26 PM
:cheer:

Uranium
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:26 PM
Melanie, great fight.:hug:

Elena:banana:. Take #16:rocker2:

brickhousesupporter
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:27 PM
Melanie is taking a page out of Serena's playbook. She is saving herself for the grandslams.:lol:

Michael!
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:28 PM
Good fight Elena, typical Elena match! :lol:
Hopefully she can win the title, good luck :D

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:30 PM
I want to think that this kind of surface is not Elena's cup of tea


I donīt like the way she is playing this week

Beat
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Melanie is taking a page out of Serena's playbook. She is saving herself for the grandslams.:lol:

yeah, like she did at the australian open.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:38 PM
yeah, like she did at the australian open.

Soo cruel.:lol:

TennisFanForever
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:38 PM
another comeback from a set down for queen Lena :bowdown:

win the title tomorrow :D

gmak
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:42 PM
lena :yeah: :D
tougher than expected but got the job done ;)

good luck tomorrow :bounce:

brickhousesupporter
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:47 PM
yeah, like she did at the australian open.

Kudrayetseva was not a big enough name for her.....She only gets up for the big matches against better players, that is why she lost to Wozniaki at the Open.

BTW...my comments before were a joke, no need to bad rep me...you Lena fans are brutal.

Brena
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:52 PM
:inlove:
Could have done in it 2, but nevermind.

DevilishAttitude
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:52 PM
While you have to commend Dementieva's fighting ability and resilence, her game has somewhat become rather generic over the past 12 months or so.. She is far too reactive at times and lets other players take control, meaning if there playing at a reasonable level she is always in for a difficult match. Against Oudin she got stuck in a rhythm and lost most of her aggression, and showed very little ability to change it and only changing the pace has a last resort, despite the fact she is good enough at the net to go there to stop getting in 10-20 stroke rallies. She also seems at times abit too comfortable with being 2nd best, just accepting the bridesmaid. Even though she won the match, I don't think losing would have been too disappointing for her. Not the right attitude if she ever wants to win a slam.

In the end she managed to lower the errors and keep in the rallies that Oudin was consisently dictating, and Oudin just couldn't keep up.

Oudin makes too many errors for her game-style currently, and her serve needs a lot of work, but given time will probably reach the Top 20. If she has the game to win slams is a big if. It depends how the tour goes within the next 5 years, cos if it regresses her fighting ability will give her a chance.

simonsaystennis
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Mel :hug: Nothing to be ashamed of. Great week and great match! Win your first title next week in Memphis. :)

I hope this week proved all the skeptics wrong, but probably not.

Beny
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:03 PM
I want to think that this kind of surface is not Elena's cup


I donīt like the way she is playing this week

Me neither.

I dont know if itīs the surface but I was rather bored watching her tennis today. She is far too in the back, not agressive enough, not many winners, the serve is ...dont wanna say harmless but also not breath-taking.

Hope she takes the title and changes her game to more agressive one :o

Slutati
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:05 PM
I don't like the score, Lena. :help:
Whatever though, a win is a win. Keep it up!

Roookie
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:07 PM
so close Melanie :o...you'll get her next time.

delicatecutter
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:08 PM
Good for Lena to avenge her devastating USO loss.

I don't like Oudin but good for her to get to a SF.

Hopefully it will be a decent final! GO LUCIE!! :cheer:

Break My Rapture
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Please be tired tomorrow, Lena.

Please be tired during Memphis, Melanie.

itzhak
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Elena perhaps was not offensive as she should have but all the credit to Melanie, she was playing extremly good. I think that very few players could beat Mel when she play in this kind of level...

ED fan forever
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Me neither.

I dont know if itīs the surface but I was rather bored watching her tennis today. She is far too in the back, not agressive enough, not many winners, the serve is ...dont wanna say harmless but also not breath-taking.

Hope she takes the title and changes her game to more agressive one :o

I feel the same. The court plays really quick which you would think suits Lena game.
Lena has always defied logic though;)
Her serve has not been great this tournament, she's been repeatedly broken in all her matches. The good thing is that all Lena serves tomorrow will be going to Lucies less dangerous backhand.:lol:

Bayo
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Looks like a good effort from Melanie. Maybe next time.

SoClose
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Good fight Melanie!!! ;)

Break My Rapture
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:20 PM
I feel the same. The court plays really quick which you would think suits Lena game.
Lena has always defied logic though;)
Her serve has not been great this tournament, she's been repeatedly broken in all her matches. The good thing is that all Lena serves tomorrow will be going to Lucies less dangerous backhand.:lol:
Lucie cracked a lot of backhand winners today against Flavia.

matty
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Elena :woohoo: beatdown on Pushdin :dance:

I'm not sure you even know what a Pusher is--'cuz Oudin is not a Pusher.

Nor is that scoreline a beatdown :scratch:

At any rate--nice run Melanie--and congrats on your Fed Cup wins!!! :bigclap: Try to rest up a bit before your next tourney.

njnetswill
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Elena and Lucie final :drool:

Good run Melanie! :yeah:

Mistress of Evil
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:40 PM
I am not wild about Lena's level of play either but lets face it she was in top form for the Oz and we cannot expect to see LenaD blowing her opponents off the court so soon.

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:48 PM
So Lena once again let that pusher to dictate the rallies but somehow prevailed in the end? :worship:

This is exactly what I meant when I said:
Lena doesn't learn from her mistakes but I still think she's gonna beat Oudin this time.

Harju.
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Congrats Lena.
I think she needs to step up her game in the final to challenge Lucie.

Mel :hug:
She was playing incredible tennis when she was down 1-3 in the first set. So much aggression. Too bad she couldn't sustain it in the second and eventually ran out of gas in the third.

Eduardo Oliveira
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:55 PM
Lena!! :woohoo:

tennisbum79
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Congrat to Lena.

Melanie keep making progress.

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:28 PM
Lena :yeah:

Mel :hug: Still a nice confidence building week for her :bounce:

PLP
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:34 PM
I just read both of there interviews and extremely gracious from them both, Congrats to Lena for a well-deserved hard fought win...PLease take the title now!

Melanie!!! Very happy with your past few weeks, even better things to come this year, :hearts:.

Loved this quote from Mel...
"I put pressure on myself because I know what I'm capable of. I don't like losing at all. Losing is not good enough for me. I know people are hoping I'm the next up-and-coming American but I don't read any of that, the blogs, the press, what anyone says. I just focus on myself and I already have my own goals. That's what I'm concentrating on."
:worship:

joão.
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:39 PM
Thanks Lena! :worship: :inlove:

Kitten63
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:39 PM
Well done Lena!

Brooklyn90
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:54 PM
Mel :sad:

Marionated
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Good. Win the final.

Cosmologist
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Mel was so close... do it better. next time!

.Andrew.
Feb 13th, 2010, 08:05 PM
Congrats Lena.
I think she needs to step up her game in the final to challenge Lucie.

Mel :hug:
She was playing incredible tennis when she was down 1-3 in the first set. So much aggression. Too bad she couldn't sustain it in the second and eventually ran out of gas in the third.

I'm happy I'm not the only one who saw that ^^ Imo, Lena's level was quite low today. :shrug: Though as usual, her fight and determination alone can get her through matches. Step it up against, Lucie. :yeah:

On the other hand, Melanie continues to impress me. From 3-1 in that first set, Melanie was playing great. Her FH alone is :hearts: and it looks better than it did at the USO. Obviously, the Fed Cup wins meant a lot to her and gave her some confidence because she's playing great. :yeah: I think she has a good shot at taking Memphis. ;) Good luck :hug:

Though my favorite part of the match, of course, was Melanie's "COME ONs!" :rolls:

Foals.
Feb 13th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Elena, another final this year already, well done!
At least you got some sort of revenge although not quite the same :tape:
I can't wait for the final, dont mind either winning although would prefer Lucie to cap off an awesome week playing wise. :bounce:

KamilZ
Feb 13th, 2010, 08:12 PM
Lena :woohoo:

rickxx
Feb 13th, 2010, 08:27 PM
Nice fightback Lena!Now win the title!

Szavay #1
Feb 13th, 2010, 09:25 PM
gl in the final lena :cheer:

mel :hug:

#1SteffiGraf#1
Feb 13th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Ugh Melanie...she called her coach, and looks up to him from court WAY to much, and she gets too damn emotional early in much. She just runs out of gas/ideas by 3rd set.

Her coach need to tell her to just focus in 1st set and dont get so high and low on every damn point! She really needs to get more calm out there.

matty
Feb 13th, 2010, 10:28 PM
Ugh Melanie...she called her coach, and looks up to him from court WAY to much, and she gets too damn emotional early in much. She just runs out of gas/ideas by 3rd set.

Her coach need to tell her to just focus in 1st set and dont get so high and low on every damn point! She really needs to get more calm out there.

She just played fed cup and she's sick with a sore throat--she has a right to be tired.

Lord Choc Ice
Feb 13th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Not quite the beatdown I was hoping for, but hey, the third-set queen is back. :worship:

Well done Lena. :kiss:

HRHoliviasmith
Feb 13th, 2010, 10:31 PM
Mel :hug: Nothing to be ashamed of. Great week and great match! Win your first title next week in Memphis. :)

I hope this week proved all the skeptics wrong, but probably not.

this.

Congrats to Elena.

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 13th, 2010, 10:34 PM
Congrats, ED.

Mel, better luck next time.

The girl needs a weapon other than her feet.

cn ireland
Feb 13th, 2010, 10:41 PM
Good win over a tough opponent Elena:yeah:!

GL in the final:)!

miffedmax
Feb 14th, 2010, 01:47 AM
Well, this is a nice surprise. When I left to go work my tennis tournament today it looked like Lena would lose for sure.

Officiating Boys 16s. Not for the weak of heart.

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 14th, 2010, 02:21 AM
from the looks of it, oudin will be a tough match up for elena: can hang with her from the baseline with the ability to take control and keep elena from dictating - much like serena, maria, venus, jh do

hdfb
Feb 14th, 2010, 02:27 AM
Great win Lena D!
Too bad Melanie, but you did well to get so far! Keep it up!

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 14th, 2010, 02:27 AM
...and looks up to him from court WAY to much
She did say Juju's her favorite player, so... :shrug:

Slutati
Feb 14th, 2010, 02:28 AM
from the looks of it, oudin will be a tough match up for elena: can hang with her from the baseline with the ability to take control and keep elena from dictating - much like serena, maria, venus, jh do
Gurl, every1 is a toguh match up for Lena. :lol:

Midnight_Robber
Feb 14th, 2010, 02:44 AM
At least you got the job done Elena. Hope you play well in the finals...

tennis-insomniac
Feb 14th, 2010, 03:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk9Fa6TQqWQ

it kinda took me several hours to figure out how to capture the sound properly so they might not be so good...:sad:

Melanie Oudin rocks but Lena has always been the great one ;)

miffedmax
Feb 14th, 2010, 03:57 AM
Agree with those who are puzzled by Lena's passive play this week. My personal suspicion is that she's skittish about being the #1 seed and is playing not to lose as opposed to playing to win. We've seen her do this before--she actually usually does better as a lower, rather than higher seed (up to a point--I mean she doesn't want to be a 32 seed either).

She was letting Oudin dictate way too much today. She'll need to pick it up tomorrow. We'll see if she can. At least her serve has been decent, but even then it's because she's holding back and not really going for it.

tennis-insomniac
Feb 14th, 2010, 04:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcsaeDDjG8I

tennis-insomniac
Feb 14th, 2010, 04:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnolju7Wkok

thegreendestiny
Feb 14th, 2010, 04:37 AM
Oudin looks like that woman from mad TV with square jaw and looks like a female Willem Defoe.

tennis-insomniac
Feb 14th, 2010, 04:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=159B_sCETMQ

Hope you guys enjoy if there's any malfunction plz tell me so then i can fix it and leave some comments would be nice :)

I LOVE MELANIE OUDIN!!!!:hearts::hearts::hearts:

HRHoliviasmith
Feb 14th, 2010, 04:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=159B_sCETMQ

Hope you guys enjoy if there's any malfunction plz tell me so then i can fix it and leave some comments would be nice :)

I LOVE MELANIE OUDIN!!!!:hearts::hearts::hearts:

love your videos! thank you! :worship:

tennis-insomniac
Feb 14th, 2010, 05:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFGDERRlrUk



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwmh4hKjVCc

tennis-insomniac
Feb 14th, 2010, 05:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvOFmCRQdfw

matty
Feb 14th, 2010, 06:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk9Fa6TQqWQ

it kinda took me several hours to figure out how to capture the sound properly so they might not be so good...:sad:

Melanie Oudin rocks but Lena has always been the great one ;)

THANKS!!!! :D