Apr 21st, 2003, 12:13 AM
I just want to vent out my happiness that Elena Dementieva won!!! I still can't believe that she defeated three top ten players en route to the title!!! I am so happy this is just a really good ending to the tournament to see someone who believed in herself!!! First Russian to win the B&L title!!! Good job Elena!!
BTW, how high in the rankings will she go come monday?
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:21 AM
One year ago this very week (remember, AI was B4 FCC then), Peppermint Patty did that (Momo, Serena, and Jen), with "Marie" Pierce in the "lineup" for good measure. And the unorthodox lefty with the wild hair accomplished that "Mission Impossible". Ex-cept... one more round. Poor "PP" was "EZ4Iva" in the final, when she could hardly move. :sad: ;)
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:07 AM
Its really great for Elena but it is also brilliant for tennis. We really needed someone apart from Patty (and Maggie and Chanda) to fill the giant killer role which has been too open since Sandrine left. Elena may go right on up the rankings but even at 12/13 she has joined the elite list of players that induce a groan in the top ten when they see she is their opponent - and the groan of course is a first step towards winning even more.