View Full Version : Dani vs Alex, IMO match of the third round

Apr 17th, 2003, 01:34 AM
hehe i love both ladies so i dont mind who wins :hearts: :hearts: but i have a soft spot 4 Alex (even tho she insists on tormenting me with her results LOL) :)

who do you think will win? its on clay (Dani leads 1-0), but their only meeting on clay was on Red Clay, and the H2H is4-1 in Danis favor:

2000-11-06 Philadelphia Indoor Carpet R32 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-3 ret
2001-05-28 Roland Garros Clay R128 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-3 6-3
2001-09-24 Leipzig Indoor Carpet R16/Q Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-4 4-6 6-3
2002-10-07 Filderstadt Indoor Hardcourt QF Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-1 6-2
2002-10-21 Linz Indoor Carpet SF Alexandra Stevenson (USA) 6-4 7-6(6)

but Alex can claim she won the last match. its an interesting match up (for me) i saw the last match and i thought it was pretty good (prolly biased)

so who do you think will win? :bounce:

auntie janie
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:39 AM
I agree it is an interesting one, featuring 2 players who seem to be having trouble living up to expectations.

But I pick Daniela to win it, because she is way better on clay. She will move Alex around, and an Alex out of position is an Alex with a UE. And further, Alex's big serve, which I am sure played a big part in her victory over Dani indoors, will be blunted on clay.

It's good to see Alex out there trying on her worst surface, but I don't think she is ready to beat a top-10 player on it, at this time.

Apr 17th, 2003, 01:41 AM
i'm hoping alex will win but you never know how she will play plus put that on her worst surface.

i don't really mind who wins because i want them both to get a title sometime this year but i also want dementieva to get a title and if she beats coetzer she'll be playing the winner of these two ladies.

Apr 17th, 2003, 01:44 AM
daniela prolly

Apr 17th, 2003, 01:45 AM
i agree Alex on clay is not an impressive site :rolleyes:

but she missed it (the clay season) last year (through injury) and so every win here can help her no-ends. :)


Apr 17th, 2003, 01:45 AM
Well, Alex is definitely not a clay courter. In fact, she cant stand clay and she is playing a RG quarterfinalist, even tho Dani's in a slump.
Still, Ill say Dani def. Alex 6-3 6-2

Venus Forever
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:48 AM
Daniela never made it to the Quarterfinals at Roland Garros.;)

Alexandra needs this match, and she definitely can win. Yesterday, she had more winners than UFE, so that is a good sign.

auntie janie
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:53 AM
i agree Alex on clay is not an impressive site :rolleyes:

but she missed it (the clay season) last year (through injury) and so every win here can help her no-ends. :)

Oh! I thought I remembered Alex skipping the clay season last year, but I don't think I ever knew it was due to injury! I guess I thought she just didn't feel like playing! :D
Well then, best of luck to her in her clay adventures of 2003. As I said, I don't think she'll win this one, but she did win one match already. Good for her to give it a shot; hey, anything can happen! :)

Apr 17th, 2003, 01:54 AM
she made 4th didnt she?

whereas Alex was out as quick as she came in ;)

Apr 17th, 2003, 01:56 AM
actually i think Dementieva vs. Coetzer is more interesting

Dementieva is actually playing well these last couple of weeks

King Lindsay
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:58 AM
daniela made the fourth round of Roland Garros last year, falling 4-6 5-7 to Seles.

Both players had to struggle to win their first matches. You would have to give the edge to daniela, but I really think Stevenson has a shot here. Hantuchova isn't in great form, and Alex must take a little more confidence into this match, knowing she won the last time that they played.

Apr 17th, 2003, 02:04 AM
Alex will probably get crushed...she don't have the patience or the movement for clay...

This match is on Dani's racquet!

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Apr 17th, 2003, 02:13 AM
OMG :eek: Jelena looks like she want to kill Alex for her curtsy(sp) to the crowd

Apr 17th, 2003, 02:21 AM
No offense... but just about every other Round of 16 match is better. Stick girl hasn't been playing well lately, and Alex on clay *giggle*. Whoever wins will get slapped by Mandy (hopefully Alyona, but I'm realistic :sad: ) in the QF anyway...

Apr 17th, 2003, 03:41 AM
OMG :eek: Jelena looks like she want to kill Alex for her curtsy(sp) to the crowd
i'm sure she did that time, and i think she still does. ok come on now, we're talking about Alex, the 0 hit wonder, at least Hantuchova IS a 1 hit wonder, so far.

Dawn Marie
Apr 17th, 2003, 04:44 AM
Logically Alex has a chance because she beat Els who I think mixes it up more then Daniela. So if Alex beat Els then she should also beat Daniela. (laughs)

Honestly it depends on which player/s show up.

They are both like a box of chocolates(white chocolate incuded) cause you never know what your gonna get.

Head says Alex will get moved around like a rag doll, heart says she will keep her UE's down and play solid tennis that she is capable of playing.

Dawn Marie
Apr 17th, 2003, 05:06 AM
Gurl you betta watch your back, I may have to get nasty with it and *send* you some *Private Messages*

I am obsessed *that* badly!!


Apr 17th, 2003, 12:20 PM
and Alex on clay *giggle*

LOLOLOLOLOLOL! :rolleyes: :eek: ;)