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Ashi
Sep 11th, 2010, 04:12 PM
First event of the Asian hard court season.
Hansol Korea Open. Monday, September 20, 2010. Seoul.

Second event of the Asian hard court season,
Toray Pan Pacific Open.Sunday, September 26, 2010 Tokyo,Japan

Last event of the Asian hard court season.
China Open Saturday, October 2, 2010 Beijing,China.

vanúss
Sep 11th, 2010, 04:32 PM
She's also on the Players list of Tokyo.

Ashi
Sep 11th, 2010, 04:38 PM
Oh Okay. I hope the title is fine.:shrug:

bruce goose
Sep 11th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Oh Okay. I hope the title is fine.:shrug:Well,it's DEFINITELY unique:lol:;we're unlikely to have any copycats at TF...but it's perfectly fine:smooch:...just slightly wordy:p

Ashi
Sep 11th, 2010, 05:25 PM
Well,it's DEFINITELY unique:lol:;we're unlikely to have any copycats at TF...but it's perfectly fine:smooch:...just slightly wordy:p
I try to please. :angel:

bruce goose
Sep 11th, 2010, 05:39 PM
I try to please. :angel:It might sound more artistic if you changed 'mountain' to 'Himalayan'...as that emphasizes Dinara's long road ahead....but I'm REALLY glad that you called her 'DinDin' because she doesn't like that name...and that's her punishment for abandoning Pepi and Eli at Twitter:p

Ashi
Sep 11th, 2010, 05:44 PM
It might sound more artistic if you changed 'mountain' to 'Himalayan'...as that emphasizes Dinara's long road ahead....but I'm REALLY glad that you called her 'DinDin' because she doesn't like that name...and that's her punishment for abandoning Pepi and Eli at Twitter:p
Yeah i thought about that. But then her asian tour is nowhere near the himalayas .So i stuck with this title. I could change it though. How do i edit a thread title?:o

redsonja
Sep 11th, 2010, 06:01 PM
"DinDin" is what my parents called "dinner" when my brother and I were very little. :o Seeing people call her that always makes me feel like my mother is about to serve some 5-year-olds ham and macaroni and cheese.

Anyway, :aparty:. I, uh, can't wait to see how this goes... :unsure:

bruce goose
Sep 11th, 2010, 06:05 PM
Yeah i thought about that. But then her asian tour is nowhere near the himalayas .So i stuck with this title. I could change it though. How do i edit a thread title?:oYeah,but most people have such crappy geography skills--thanks to the Humanist overthrow of public education--that they won't have the first clue how far away the Himalayas might be.....If you're really interested,though...then you go to the normal page to change it...and then there's a feature called 'advanced edit' or something like that(can't remember:o)...and THAT will allow you to change it....Suerte,I'm off for a date:wavey:

Ashi
Sep 11th, 2010, 06:05 PM
Well mentally she is 8 years old...so;)

bruce goose
Sep 11th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Yeah i thought about that. But then her asian tour is nowhere near the himalayas .So i stuck with this title. I could change it though. How do i edit a thread title?:oEarlier,I was in a hurry to get to my date....which my gf had to cut short b/c her mom is very displeased that she is dating a non-Catholic who,if you go strictly by blood,is less than half Mexican....we'll see how THAT goes;it's getting tiresome

Anyway,if you're still interested when you wake up from your beauty sleep,Ashita...you go to the first post,then hit the 'edit' button,then you click on 'go advanced'...and THAT will allow you to make the change...hope your classes are going well,lovely gal...just don't forget that it's MAKE,not TAKE a decision...unless you're teaching them Spanish:p

DS.Fan.
Sep 12th, 2010, 12:12 AM
Thank u Ashi!!DinDin played bad last year in Asia!it was my nightmare to see her lose like that in China Open.Good Luck this year!!

Caralenko
Sep 12th, 2010, 12:19 AM
Fun... :)


:sobbing:

osseous
Sep 12th, 2010, 01:07 AM
I like the title. Thanks Ashi! :)
Davai Dinara! :cheer:

bruce goose
Sep 12th, 2010, 01:14 AM
I like the title. Thanks Ashi! :)
Davai Dinara! :cheer:Of course you love it.You're an angelita:angel: who rarely complains

osseous
Sep 12th, 2010, 01:18 AM
Of course you love it.You're an angelita:angel: who rarely complains

:lol: Thanks Bruce!

Ashi
Sep 12th, 2010, 03:14 AM
hope your classes are going well,lovely gal...just don't forget that it's MAKE,not TAKE a decision...unless you're teaching them Spanish:p
Yeah classes in Mathematics and Science are going well.;)

Well my only excuse is that i didn't have as good an English Language teacher as you in school.:p:lol:

Hope the personal situation:hug: works out for you.:kiss:

bruce goose
Sep 12th, 2010, 03:19 AM
Yeah classes in Mathematics and Science are going well.;)

Well my only excuse is that i didn't have as good an English Langauge teacher as you in school.:p:lol:

Hope the personal situation:hug: works out for you.:kiss:Well,she finally told her mother that she loved me,so her mom has reluctantly agreed to let me come to their house for visits:lol:...so don't worry---we have enough to worry about with 'DinDins' Safina.Are you gonna keep the original thread name,I guess?;)

Ashi
Sep 12th, 2010, 03:24 AM
:awww:
I edited the title going with your suggestion.:)

bruce goose
Sep 12th, 2010, 03:37 AM
:awww:
I edited the title going with your suggestion.:)As for the thread title,I wouldn't have complained if you'd left it the same:angel:;I'd be a real jerk to invite you to use your imagination...and then whine over the result.At THIS point,I feel like we need to do our best with the thread titles cuz Dinarik's tennis is decidedly low on highlights:o...still,great move by calling her DinDin:cool:;she needs to see we're a little pissed that she left the Domik Chicas behind at Twitter:(

EDIT:You edited your post precisely while I was responding to it(lol)

P.S.:Karlita is 29

Ashi
Sep 12th, 2010, 03:42 AM
Dinarik's tennis is decidedly low on highlights:o
IKR :sobbing:

MestZ
Sep 14th, 2010, 10:43 AM
Does Dina's back still bother her?

osseous
Sep 14th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Does Dina's back still bother her?

Well, since the back is not completely healed yet, probably, yes.

DS.Fan.
Sep 14th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Does Dina's back still bother her?
i dont think it can 100% healed!she has to take care of it.but now I dont think it borther her a lot!it should be better than before:p

~Kiera~
Sep 19th, 2010, 09:29 AM
(1) Nadia Petrova (RUS) v Jarmila Groth (AUS)
Alberta Brianti (ITA) v Vania King (USA)
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) v Qualifier
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) v (6) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

(3) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) v Urszula Radwanska (POL)
(WC) Dinara Safina (RUS) v Qualifier
Julia Goerges (GER) v Klara Zakopalova (CZE)
Vera Dushevina (RUS) v (7/WC) Ana Ivanovic (SRB)

(5) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) v Kai-Chen Chang (TPE)
Ksenia Pervak (RUS) v Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
Iveta Benesova (CZE) v Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
Qualifier v (4) Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)

Agnes Szavay (HUN) v Polona Hercog (SLO)
(WC) So-Jung Kim (KOR) v Elena Baltacha (GBR)
Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) v Qualifier
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) v (2) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

Caralenko
Sep 19th, 2010, 09:35 AM
Kiri in R2 :hysteric:

DS.Fan.
Sep 19th, 2010, 09:59 AM
Kiri in R2 :hysteric:
I dont think she will beat Kiri with her agressive game at the moment.

osseous
Sep 19th, 2010, 11:06 AM
Gosh. I'm getting nervous. :sobbing:

vanúss
Sep 19th, 2010, 11:22 AM
:spit: Well let's focus on her first round opponent first, she may not make it to the second round after all :shrug:

She'll play on tuesday apparently.

redsonja
Sep 19th, 2010, 12:02 PM
I dont think she will beat Kiri with her agressive game at the moment.

Agreed. Kiri's not afraid of her "kind of lobs". :p

bruce goose
Sep 19th, 2010, 12:03 PM
:spit: Well let's focus on her first round opponent first, she may not make it to the second round after all :shrug:Exactly! Peggy Lee Qualifier has a more consistent serve than Dinara does:o

bruce goose
Sep 19th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Just contemplated the draw again...and we won't have DinarAjde in Seoul unless they both reach the QFs....something always happens to impede it,yet it's certainly within grasp

illusyve
Sep 20th, 2010, 12:07 AM
Let's go Dinara :cheer:
I'm hoping for a second round matchup with Kiri :hearts:

bruce goose
Sep 20th, 2010, 01:18 AM
Looking at the list of Qualy Finalists,I'd say that Dinara's most talented potential opponents were Pauline Parmentier(2-time MM titlist)or youngsters Halep or Jovanovski.As for Makiri,she's 0-2 H2H vs. Ula Radwanska,but the second loss was an injury default following the first set.Hopefully,Dinarik won't force Makiri or anyone else to make tactful post-victory comments about Dinara's dismal,pusher style-of-play(sigh....)

HowardH
Sep 20th, 2010, 04:13 AM
I would hope Dina would win the first round. Kiri is in pretty good form this year, does well at this tournament historically and the crowds there love her, so that's a tough second round I think.

bruce goose
Sep 20th, 2010, 04:29 AM
Don't know if they've placed the qualifiers yet,but the Q matches are done...so Dinarik's opponent will be Jovanovski,Halep,Namigata,or Su-Wei Hsieh.It's quite conceivable that Groth will withdraw after winning Guangzhou...in which case,the LL would be Parmentier

vanúss
Sep 20th, 2010, 08:44 AM
Dinara is third on Center Court tomorrow, play starts at noon and she'll be playing Halep. I give the edge to Halep, the last time i saw her play against Jankovic, she played much better than Dinara did this summer :shrug:

redsonja
Sep 20th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Halep is definitely a loseable match. :lol: We shall see. I plan to sleep through it. :p

C. Drone
Sep 20th, 2010, 12:00 PM
when will the hell freeze over? (or when will the torture ends?)

my rationality lover brain just can't compute this year.

DS.Fan.
Sep 20th, 2010, 12:57 PM
when will the hell freeze over? (or when will the torture ends?)

my rationality lover brain just can't compute this year.

I wanna ask this Q too!but I guess that girl also cant answer it:rolleyes:

nikeshirtoffug
Sep 20th, 2010, 01:24 PM
I really like Simona and she was the one qualifier I didn't want Dinara to draw so of course it happened. :)

bruce goose
Sep 20th, 2010, 05:14 PM
Dinara is third on Center Court tomorrow, play starts at noon and she'll be playing Halep. I give the edge to Halep, the last time i saw her play against Jankovic, she played much better than Dinara did this summer :shrug:Very few in this draw DIDN'T outperform Dinarik this summer

osseous
Sep 20th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Davai Dinara. :sobbing: I am still hoping you'll win. :angel:

bruce goose
Sep 20th, 2010, 09:35 PM
Davai Dinara. :sobbing: I am still hoping you'll win. :angel:Yes,you woke up at 5 a.m. to weep for Dinara....Now THAT'S dedication:p....I hope she repays you and the other gals by coming back on Twitter:)

osseous
Sep 21st, 2010, 06:53 AM
Yes,you woke up at 5 a.m. to weep for Dinara....Now THAT'S dedication:p....I hope she repays you and the other gals by coming back on Twitter:)

I just want her to win and be happy. :)

vanúss
Sep 21st, 2010, 09:15 AM
A win would only make her temporarly glad.
Anyway, due to the rain matches have been postponed to tomorrow, same time and same court.

bruce goose
Sep 21st, 2010, 01:08 PM
I just want her to win and be happy. :)I'm just SOOOO proud of Dinara that she didn't manage to serve any DFs during the rain delay:D

Ashi
Sep 21st, 2010, 01:10 PM
I'm just SOOOO proud of Dinara that she didn't manage to serve any DFs during the rain delay:D
:lol::lol:

bruce goose
Sep 22nd, 2010, 06:52 AM
Woke up just after midnight to use the bathroom...but can't afford to stay up all early morning for Coco Queen Dinarik....I trust one of you will tell me in the 'regular' morning whether she played indoors or out....VAMOS,Dinara!!

Caralenko
Sep 22nd, 2010, 08:29 AM
6-4 6-4 over an injured Halep. :lol: Not too bad.

HowardH
Sep 22nd, 2010, 08:31 AM
Halep was injured? Well at least Dinara won a match.

bruce goose
Sep 22nd, 2010, 10:00 AM
Woke up just after midnight to use the bathroom...but can't afford to stay up all early morning for Coco Queen Dinarik....I trust one of you will tell me in the 'regular' morning whether she played indoors or out....VAMOS,Dinara!!Ummmm...Let me try this again.Was the match moved indoors due to rain or was it outdoors???......Congrats to Dinarik on the win,but I'm not brimming with confidence over her chances vs. Makiri:unsure:

vanúss
Sep 22nd, 2010, 11:10 AM
I'm glad that i didn't had to witness any moonballs :p
Her new service motion is...interesting :unsure:

Ashi
Sep 22nd, 2010, 11:38 AM
Is her new service motion any good?

osseous
Sep 22nd, 2010, 11:54 AM
So happy that Dinara won. :D Hope her win will continue. Well, what can I say, keep up the good work. :yeah: Still, wishing you loads of good luck and may God bless you! Davai Dinara! :cheer:

I'm just SOOOO proud of Dinara that she didn't manage to serve any DFs during the rain delay:D

Oh my gosh! :woohoo:

bruce goose
Sep 22nd, 2010, 01:13 PM
Apparently,the match was outdoors cuz they made no mention of indoor matches,caused by rain,in the WTA webpage summary...I wonder if Marat apologized for throwing Dinara under the bus with those press comments:lol:

DS.Fan.
Sep 22nd, 2010, 01:29 PM
the new service motion is funny:lol:
kiri next round:scared:

KV
Sep 22nd, 2010, 05:57 PM
Gladly Safina won :)

bruce goose
Sep 22nd, 2010, 06:15 PM
Except for doubles,Makiri is not what you'd call a rock of consistency,so this match is definitely winnable,but Makiri will be full of confidence if she sees Dinara employing the same pusher tactics that she used in their previous match

Caralenko
Sep 23rd, 2010, 04:36 AM
Her quarterfinal will be against the winner of Zakopalova/Dushevina.

DS.Fan.
Sep 23rd, 2010, 04:39 AM
i cant believe the girl win the match with kiri:eek::eek:
I hope Vera next round;)

bruce goose
Sep 23rd, 2010, 04:54 AM
Came home from a late class and saw the impressive scoreline:)....She only had one DF but also had 4 aces...so she either had a few good serves.....or Makiri had some extra-large holes in her racket:lol:

HowardH
Sep 23rd, 2010, 06:02 AM
Well, a surprisingly clear win for Dinara. I didn't watch the match, but it's a good result I think, considering Kiri does well here usually. But we'll have to see how her form continues through the tournament. If she's really returning to form she should win the next round for sure, but then you never really know.

Caralenko
Sep 23rd, 2010, 07:07 AM
Her QF is against Dushevina. :p

vanúss
Sep 23rd, 2010, 09:46 AM
No it's against Zakopalova.
Another revenge to take, we've seen how it goes in that case :p

Caralenko
Sep 23rd, 2010, 10:44 AM
OOps. :weirdo: Why the hell would I type Dush? Idiotara.

osseous
Sep 23rd, 2010, 11:44 AM
Uhm. Dinara, you really impressed me! :D Well done! :yeah:
Keep up the good work girl! Good luck and God bless you. Davai! :cheer:

vanúss
Sep 23rd, 2010, 12:22 PM
Dinara's match against Zakopalova is the third one on Center Court, play still starts at noon.

bruce goose
Sep 23rd, 2010, 01:31 PM
No classes tomorrow until the evening:cool:,so I'll be looking for that live stream tonight for Dinarik's match

Ashi
Sep 23rd, 2010, 01:38 PM
:bounce::bounce: What a pleasant surprise!:kiss: Keep it going Dindin.

Ashi
Sep 23rd, 2010, 01:41 PM
No classes tomorrow until the evening:cool:,so I'll be looking for that live stream tonight for Dinarik's match
Lucky you!:kiss:

KV
Sep 23rd, 2010, 06:34 PM
Terrific :)

bruce goose
Sep 23rd, 2010, 07:18 PM
Lucky you!:kiss:Be careful about blowing kisses to Mexican males:lol:....Seriously,I'd like to see how Dinarik's body language is on court---how she handles herself

Dinayer
Sep 23rd, 2010, 09:04 PM
yay!! :bounce:
didnt expect that at all!

bruce goose
Sep 23rd, 2010, 09:06 PM
yay!! :bounce:
didnt expect that at all!Hopefully,Dinarik will come back to you on Twitter,too,mi angelita sobrina:smooch::wavey:

Caralenko
Sep 24th, 2010, 06:59 AM
Dinara drew Julia Goerges for her first match in Tokyo, also. :)

[4] Samantha Stosur (AUS) bye
Julia Goerges (GER) - Dinara Safina (RUS)
Qualifier - Klara Zakopalova (CZE)
Polona Hercog (SLO) - [14] Aravane Rezai (FRA)

HowardH
Sep 24th, 2010, 09:11 AM
A few big turning points decided the match. Failing to get the first set with a set point at 5-4 after winning five games in a row started a string of lost games. Then failing to break at 1-2 with 0-40 on Klara's serve really killed her chances. Klara played well, to give credit to her. Her flat attacks are quite difficult to deal with, and she was not quite as erratic as she can be, considering how risky her flat shots are. But on the big points Dina faltered- she didn't have many doublefaults by her standards but they came at bad times. And on big returning points she missed too many makeable returns.

On a positive note, Dina is no longer pushing at all, she is hitting through the ball. Even when she was on the verge of losing she kept hitting through the ball. This should lead to better results in the long term. I think she's on the way back... to at least a decent level of play, providing her back holds up.

osseous
Sep 24th, 2010, 10:28 AM
Good luck and God bless you Dinara! :cheer: :angel:

bruce goose
Sep 24th, 2010, 02:13 PM
A few big turning points decided the match. Failing to get the first set with a set point at 5-4 after winning five games in a row started a string of lost games. Then failing to break at 1-2 with 0-40 on Klara's serve really killed her chances. Klara played well, to give credit to her. Her flat attacks are quite difficult to deal with, and she was not quite as erratic as she can be, considering how risky her flat shots are. But on the big points Dina faltered- she didn't have many doublefaults by her standards but they came at bad times. And on big returning points she missed too many makeable returns.

On a positive note, Dina is no longer pushing at all, she is hitting through the ball. Even when she was on the verge of losing she kept hitting through the ball. This should lead to better results in the long term. I think she's on the way back... to at least a decent level of play, providing her back holds up.This is the first GOOD news you've provided in this forum,Howard:lol:.My old self couldn't manage to stay up late,it turns out:o,but I'm encouraged by your report that Dinarik is hitting away again:cool:....Being a full-time pusher just doesn't suit her well,IMO

C. Drone
Sep 25th, 2010, 07:57 AM
well, i believe the "no pushing" thing if she is doing it constantly for weeks. :p
good to hear (and see) that they are trying new things with the serve.

so it wasn't a really bad week. (except AtlÚtico couldn't beat Valencia and Barca)

bruce goose
Sep 25th, 2010, 12:22 PM
well, i believe the "no pushing" thing if she is doing it constantly for weeks. :p
good to hear (and see) that they are trying new things with the serve.

so it wasn't a really bad week. (except AtlÚtico couldn't beat Valencia and Barca)Sorry that your favorite badminton team couldn't win,Norby:hug:;)....and you're right about Dinara,too:When she panics in a difficult match,she'll probably resort to pushing again...but,as long as it's only on rare occasions,I can learn to live with it.Dinarik needs to believe in herself to the extent that she she plays HER style of play.We've seen how she's capable of beating even elite players,so she has every reason to believe in her abilities

Caralenko
Sep 25th, 2010, 12:33 PM
[1]Gisela Dulko / Flavia Pennetta v. [WC] Kimiko Date Krumm/ Ayumi Morita
Sarra Errani / A Medina Garrigues v. Shahar Peer / Peng Shaui

[3]Yung-Jan Chan / Liezel Huber v. Julia Goerges/Anatasia Rodionova
Timea Bacsinszky / Roberta Vinci v. [WC]Victoria Azarenka /Dinara Safina

N Llagoatera Vives / MJ M Sanchez v. Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
Tathiana Garbin/Francesca Schiavone v. [4] Vania King / Shvedova

Iveta Benesova / B Z Strycova v. Su-Wei Hsieh / Kleybanova
Maria Kirilenko / Nadia Petrova v. [2] Katarina Srebotnik/Kveta Peschke

bruce goose
Sep 25th, 2010, 12:37 PM
[1]Gisela Dulko / Flavia Pennetta v. [WC] Kimiko Date Krumm/ Ayumi Morita
Sarra Errani / A Medina Garrigues v. Shahar Peer / Peng Shaui

[3]Yung-Jan Chan / Liezel Huber v. Julia Goerges/Anatasia Rodionova
Timea Bacsinszky / Roberta Vinci v. [WC]Victoria Azarenka /Dinara Safina

N Llagoatera Vives / MJ M Sanchez v. Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
Tathiana Garbin/Francesca Schiavone v. [4] Vania King / Shvedova

Iveta Benesova / B Z Strycova v. Su-Wei Hsieh / Kleybanova
Maria Kirilenko / Nadia Petrova v. [2] Katarina Srebotnik/Kveta PeschkeDinara's hanging out with Vika again......She must be in a patient mood:lol:

osseous
Sep 25th, 2010, 01:16 PM
Finally! :D Thanks Cara!

bruce goose
Sep 25th, 2010, 02:15 PM
If Dinarik can establish some consistent play,then maybe ALL of our Domik Chicas from the good ol' days will return:cool:

Caralenko
Sep 26th, 2010, 07:50 AM
Safina/Azarenka def. Vinci/Bacsinszky 5-7 6-3 11-9

But they'll totally lose to (probably) Huber next round. :(

bluestorm10
Sep 26th, 2010, 03:43 PM
Safina/Azarenka def. Vinci/Bacsinszky 5-7 6-3 11-9

But they'll totally lose to (probably) Huber next round. :(

Yup but good fight back from them to at least win the first round. :lol: They're my two faves so I'm glad they get at least another match. :)

I'm feeling pretty positive about the Goerges match as well.

bruce goose
Sep 26th, 2010, 05:40 PM
Safina/Azarenka def. Vinci/Bacsinszky 5-7 6-3 11-9

But they'll totally lose to (probably) Huber next round. :(At least we have singles as a fallback,right?:p

Caralenko
Sep 27th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Well that was unfortunate.

Hopefully they can stick around a little longer in doubles though.

HowardH
Sep 27th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Dina :hug:. Fought back well in the second set (although without a stream it's hard to tell how much help she was getting from Julia- probably a bit, considering there was the odd untimely DF from Julia during that comeback). But got in a hole in the third again.

DS.Fan.
Sep 27th, 2010, 01:52 PM
before she sledom lost after saved her 2nd set...but now totally different....Dina Dina Dina..are u sure all the decisions u did is right?what u r doing now is right?u have enough confidence??:o

bluestorm10
Sep 27th, 2010, 01:52 PM
That wasn't a good match at all. Pretty darn disappointing on many levels. :(

Looking at the WTA scoreboard, there was one point where the percentage of 2nd serve pts she won was like 27% or something. Not sure how accurate that is but that stat stood out for me.

Yeah, maybe they'll surprise us in the doubles draw. :lol:

C. Drone
Sep 27th, 2010, 01:58 PM
:o

redsonja
Sep 27th, 2010, 03:04 PM
It's not even possible for me to be upset or disappointed about these losses anymore. It was always going to be a long, hard comeback plus she's only made one decision that makes any sense to me basically since she had to retire in Australia.

It's not that I don't love her and support her, it's just... :shrug:

bruce goose
Sep 27th, 2010, 05:36 PM
It's not even possible for me to be upset or disappointed about these losses anymore. It was always going to be a long, hard comeback plus she's only made one decision that makes any sense to me basically since she had to retire in Australia.

It's not that I don't love her and support her, it's just... :shrug:Now we see how appropriate it was for Ashi to add the word 'Himalayan' to the thread title...it accurately describes the scope of Dinara's comeback

osseous
Sep 27th, 2010, 08:57 PM
Dinara. :sad: :hug:

bruce goose
Sep 27th, 2010, 09:26 PM
Dinarik,if you're gonna abandon your angelita supporters at Twitter,you'd better at least give them a good reason to cheer for you on the tennis court.....I hope your back is healing up,coco Queen:angel:

Caralenko
Sep 29th, 2010, 07:21 AM
Safina/Azarenka will play Chan/Huber tomorrow. :) Good luck girls.

osseous
Sep 29th, 2010, 08:38 AM
Safina/Azarenka will play Chan/Huber tomorrow. :) Good luck girls.

Davai! :cheer:

bruce goose
Sep 29th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Safina/Azarenka will play Chan/Huber tomorrow. :) Good luck girls.Yeah,Davai 'Junior' Bint Dinarik!!:woohoo:

Caralenko
Sep 30th, 2010, 07:53 AM
Azarenka withdrew from the doubles.

bruce goose
Sep 30th, 2010, 09:04 AM
Azarenka withdrew from the doubles.Yeah,she's busy advancing in the Singles draw;Junior Bint Dinarik doesn't face those problems:help:

redsonja
Sep 30th, 2010, 11:15 AM
Azarenka withdrew from the doubles.

That's amazing. :lol: Dinara stuck around like 4 extra days. :lol:

Caralenko
Oct 1st, 2010, 06:46 AM
Dinara drew (2) Zvonareva in Beijing. :o See you in Linz.

osseous
Oct 1st, 2010, 10:14 AM
Dinara drew (2) Zvonareva in Beijing. :o See you in Linz.

Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai! Davai Dinara!!!!!!

God bless you girl! I believe in you! :angel: :cheer:

redsonja
Oct 1st, 2010, 11:13 AM
Oh God. :o

Shit, though, I really hope there's a stream for that. They hate playing each other, those matches are always kind of hilarious. :lol:

DS.Fan.
Oct 1st, 2010, 11:25 AM
Welcome to Beijing Dindin:D
Always lucky here:spit:anyway,better than last year:o

Ashi
Oct 1st, 2010, 01:22 PM
We are still at basecamp.:drink:

bruce goose
Oct 1st, 2010, 05:27 PM
We are still at basecamp.:drink:NOW do you see why the thread title change was so appropriate?:lol:....Cara's confidence level in Dinarik:haha:

osseous
Oct 3rd, 2010, 02:58 AM
Moon Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Yanina Wickmayer vs. Dominika Cibulkova
2. Nadia Petrova vs. Han Xinyun
3. Anastasija Sevastova vs. Samantha Stosur
4. Azarenka/Safina vs. Sun/Zhang (after suitable rest)
5. Daniela Hantuchova vs. Polona Hercog (NB 19.30hrs)

God bless the two of them. Davai! :cheer:

bruce goose
Oct 3rd, 2010, 03:13 AM
Moon Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Yanina Wickmayer vs. Dominika Cibulkova
2. Nadia Petrova vs. Han Xinyun
3. Anastasija Sevastova vs. Samantha Stosur
4. Azarenka/Safina vs. Sun/Zhang (after suitable rest)
5. Daniela Hantuchova vs. Polona Hercog (NB 19.30hrs)

God bless the two of them. Davai! :cheer:Dinarik SHOULD be inspired having such a sweet cheerleader:)

osseous
Oct 3rd, 2010, 03:16 AM
Dinarik SHOULD be inspired having such a sweet cheerleader:)

Dinara SHOULD be inspired having such a sweet supporter. :)

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2010, 09:59 AM
Doubles is starting now. :D

Caralenko
Oct 3rd, 2010, 11:42 AM
6-2 7-5 win :) Kirilenko/Petrova next.

vanúss
Oct 3rd, 2010, 12:31 PM
That was a decent match, they reacted well everytime they got broken to break right back.
I almost hoped they would go crazy at the same time but they did that individually, one after another :p

bruce goose
Oct 3rd, 2010, 03:18 PM
IF Dinara can get past Li'l Bepa,then her next opponent will be Horny Petkovic....Dinarik won the only previous matchup but,if she wants an easy win,she only has to fax Andrea some shirtless Marat pics...which would lead to a breezy,6-2,6-1 victory for DinDin:lol:

Caralenko
Oct 4th, 2010, 08:00 AM
Lost the first set 4-6 :lol: They're both really struggling to serve out there.

Caralenko
Oct 4th, 2010, 09:06 AM
She lost 4-6 6-7(6) but put up a good fight. :lol: Just a bad draw, really.

vanúss
Oct 4th, 2010, 09:35 AM
The match was awful from both, especially the first set. There was a few good rallies though, the tie break was the highlight of the match for me. But yeah, she did fight, she never just gives up anyway :shrug:

Oh and she's constantly cranky now, it's unbelievable :eek:

bruce goose
Oct 4th, 2010, 11:19 AM
The match was awful from both, especially the first set. There was a few good rallies though, the tie break was the highlight of the match for me. But yeah, she did fight, she never just gives up anyway :shrug:

Oh and she's constantly cranky now, it's unbelievable :eek:Is it so unbelievable??Like Mama Rausa said,'she was hearing things that a girl liked to hear'...and now she only hears from an 'octopus'....That crankiness isn't so surprising to me.....Glad that Dinarik fought hard,though.......Western Russia,the big cities,is usually considered 'Europe' by demographics stat-keepers---so do we have any Asia left??Will the Cranky Girl go to Osaka?....Head to MM Linz??....Or just take a week off to ponder why she abandoned our angelitas at Twitter?I hope that next year is better than THIS one....I'm not sure if Caro is capable of beating Serena at the AO 2011...unless Ree goes into a funk...but both DinDin would hear a lot more crap about being unworthy #1s if Caro pulled that off:o

vanúss
Oct 4th, 2010, 12:21 PM
Is it so unbelievable??Like Mama Rausa said,'she was hearing things that a girl liked to hear'...and now she only hears from an 'octopus'....That crankiness isn't so surprising to me.....Glad that Dinarik fought hard,though.......Western Russia,the big cities,is usually considered 'Europe' by demographics stat-keepers---so do we have any Asia left??Will the Cranky Girl go to Osaka?....Head to MM Linz??....Or just take a week off to ponder why she abandoned our angelitas at Twitter?I hope that next year is better than THIS one....I'm not sure if Caro is capable of beating Serena at the AO 2011...unless Ree goes into a funk...but both DinDin would hear a lot more crap about being unworthy #1s if Caro pulled that off:o

It is, in a 'what the fuck is she still doing ?' way :p
I'm not more optimistic for 2011 though if nothing changes.

bruce goose
Oct 4th, 2010, 01:09 PM
It is, in a 'what the fuck is she still doing ?' way :p
I'm not more optimistic for 2011 though if nothing changes.Yeah,Dinarik could apply Einstein's comment on insanity in re doing the same thing and expecting different results

C. Drone
Oct 4th, 2010, 02:07 PM
well, that was in the deck, no surprise.

again, the whole asioan tour is really pointless for her, in my opinion. She should rest and charge up her batteries for next season (and for the routhless training sessions she'll surprise herself when she tries overcompensating something again... :o )

HowardH
Oct 4th, 2010, 02:31 PM
I was able to see 4 or 5 games of the match, in the middle of the match. The quality didn't seem too bad, not vintage Dinara or anything, but I didn't see her push anything, sure she hit some errors and doublefaults, but she was trying to hit the ball hard, so I think it's a good sign. I didn't really expect her to actually beat Vera since Vera's more or less at her peak form this year.

vanúss
Oct 4th, 2010, 02:43 PM
I was able to see 4 or 5 games of the match, in the middle of the match. The quality didn't seem too bad, not vintage Dinara or anything, but I didn't see her push anything, sure she hit some errors and doublefaults, but she was trying to hit the ball hard, so I think it's a good sign. I didn't really expect her to actually beat Vera since Vera's more or less at her peak form this year.

Dinara doesn't 'push' anymore, she doesn't dictate either though. Vera wasn't playing too well which is why i don't see this match as a 'good loss' no matter Bepa's form or ranking nowadays.
Over the past 5 months, i've read many times that there was some "good signs" in her game, i never believed it and i still don't, i agree with Norbi's comment. :shrug:

C. Drone
Oct 4th, 2010, 02:47 PM
i agree with Norbi's comment. :shrug:

if you agree with me, then i shall disagree with myself. :p

vanúss
Oct 4th, 2010, 02:51 PM
if you agree with me, then i shall disagree with myself. :p

It's strange for me too, i'm not used to agreeing with you :p

redsonja
Oct 4th, 2010, 03:46 PM
I feel like I often read that Dinara's starting to look like her old self, or some such, and then I watch her play and don't see it at all. :shrug: Of course she's bound to play some good points, or have a decent win now and again-- she's talented and extremely driven. But that's really different from making actual progress.

In any case, it's hard to read anything into this match in particular (she says, without having seen it :lol: ). She and Vera do not match up well together, they each hate playing the other's style, and their matches are often completely disastrous looking. :lol:

bruce goose
Oct 4th, 2010, 05:39 PM
It's strange for me too, i'm not used to agree with you :pIn this case,"to" is a preposition with 'used to'...it's not part of an infinitive...so it's 'used to AGREEING with you.'....At least your English grammar is much better than Dinara's:p...Even her Spanish is sloppy sometimes cuz she hangs around so many South Americans...and Mexicans are experts on sloppy Spanish:lol:

vanúss
Oct 5th, 2010, 07:43 PM
In this case,"to" is a preposition with 'used to'...it's not part of an infinitive...so it's 'used to AGREEING with you.'....At least your English grammar is much better than Dinara's:p...Even her Spanish is sloppy sometimes cuz she hangs around so many South Americans...and Mexicans are experts on sloppy Spanish:lol:

Corrected ;)

C. Drone
Oct 6th, 2010, 08:52 AM
I feel like I often read that Dinara's starting to look like her old self, or some such, and then I watch her play and don't see it at all. :shrug: Of course she's bound to play some good points, or have a decent win now and again-- she's talented and extremely driven. But that's really different from making actual progress.

In any case, it's hard to read anything into this match in particular (she says, without having seen it :lol: ). She and Vera do not match up well together, they each hate playing the other's style, and their matches are often completely disastrous looking. :lol:

agree with the first part.
although i think, until she can't get over random players (sorry) like Zakopalova and G÷rges, easily and steadily, here we have nothing to talk about. "Old Dinara" wasn't playing lights out tennis everytime, she JUST won the matches, mostly because she did CONTROL those games and matches. Right now she is the underdog in every week, and not because of her ranking... But more pushing and desperate looking won't scare them.

bruce goose
Oct 6th, 2010, 01:14 PM
agree with the first part.
although i think, until she can't get over random players (sorry) like Zakopalova and G÷rges, easily and steadily, here we have nothing to talk about. "Old Dinara" wasn't playing lights out tennis everytime, she JUST won the matches, mostly because she did CONTROL those games and matches. Right now she is the underdog in every week, and not because of her ranking... But more pushing and desperate looking won't scare them.Yeah,you can see that the other players are only surprised but not scared or challenged by the pushing.But poster Howard seemed to watch a good share of Dinara's match and he said she wasn't pushing nearly as much...perhaps the higher quality will eventually follow.....We HOPE:unsure: