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Glenn
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:02 PM
As expected...
So, who do you guys think will be the surprise semifinalist, Vera or Nadia?
My money is on Nadia, and I think she has a good chance to get to the final also... that would be something! :eek:

ys
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:03 PM
Vera. She is mentally tougher and has more big match experience, and that's all that matters at this point.

Jordan.
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:04 PM
:D Nadia

Go girl!

Nemesis
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:05 PM
Congrats Nadia!!!

About this upset, I am happy dor some reason ;)

I still think Vera has a bigger chance to reach the semis. After her tremendous win over Venus, he will be boosted by confidence. Look at that girl's reach. Vee just couldn't hit winners at the end because she got all the balls back over the net.

ttaM
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:05 PM
Nadia.

I had no idea how hard she hit. I guess it will depend on whether her game is on. I really do not care which one wins, but I was more impressed with Nadia's power.

Myskina Lina
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:08 PM
Way to GO Nadia!!! :D

Havok
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:08 PM
OMG, RG started out like pure crap, but boy oh boy did it even turn around. OMG im in euphoria right now. i'm both equally happy for Nadia and Vera, took out 2 awesome players. i would want Naida to get to the semi's but i really don't care right now. i'll be tremendously happy for either one, and quite frankyl, they have a pretty good shot for the finals!!!!!!!! go Vera and Nadia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

harloo
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:09 PM
I like Petrova, the match I saw with her playing monica convinced me that she has gotten better.

She beat Jen and that's no small feat.

Darn Russians!!!! :rolleyes: :D

Glenn
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:13 PM
If Vera meets Kim, I think Kim will easily brush her aside.
But Nadia can challenge Kim in my opinion, her serve alone will trouble Kim!
Imagine a total surprising final: Rubin vs Petrova :eek:! :D

Mase
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:14 PM
Damn, damn damn! Im upset about the loss, definiltey a heck of a win for Petrova.. I see her winning her next match.........

joaco
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:15 PM
OH MY GOD!! What is up today with the top seeds?!?!?!?

Dirty Sanchez
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:15 PM
Yeah, congrats Nadia :sad: :(

I reckon Nadia will make it through, Jen was playing great today but Nadia still did it, I think it shows that she's very talented and could go far.

treufreund
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:18 PM
I think VERA. she will make nadia move more than Jenny did and will also change the pace more. but it could go either way. both played great.

JCAP
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:22 PM
Im so pissed off the Jen didnt win but Nadia played some great shots!

treufreund
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:26 PM
I think VERA. she will make nadia move more than Jenny did and will also change the pace more. but it could go either way. both played great.

lee station
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:47 PM
:eek: @ olo today's upsets
Boards slower then hell......by the way

Tennisfan-Mtl
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:49 PM
Nadia :) Impressive week! Good luck against Vera :)

Jericho
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:50 PM
nadia has a much better chance, venus practically handed vera the match...how can you make that many unforced errors and still come close to winning the match?
im rooting for nadia to get to the finals, because her downs have overweighed her ups, so its her time!

Martian KC
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:50 PM
Nadia!!! Finally she gets the breakthrough I have been waiting for in 3 years!:)

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 1st, 2003, 06:59 PM
Congrats Nadia!!!!!!!!!! What a day, what a day!!!

schris
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:08 PM
Jennifer :sad:

Venus Forever
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:08 PM
Nadia :bounce:

Pdm1987
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:10 PM
Good Luck Vera :D But if Nadia get's through I want her to get to the final ;)

c2
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:23 PM
:fiery: I don't think NBC aired the match... but maybe it's better I didn't see it anyway --good job Nadia but :( for my Jenn

kyk710
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:24 PM
If Vera meets Kim, I think Kim will easily brush her aside.
But Nadia can challenge Kim in my opinion, her serve alone will trouble Kim!
Imagine a total surprising final: Rubin vs Petrova :eek:! :D
What a great final! That would be awesome... With Chanda winning of course ;)

jenglisbe
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:27 PM
Where did Petrova come from? What I mean is, she is only 7-6 for the year (coming into this French Open), and it's not like this is her rookie year. What spurred all of this on?

King Lindsay
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:31 PM
Where did Petrova come from? What I mean is, she is only 7-6 for the year (coming into this French Open), and it's not like this is her rookie year. What spurred all of this on?

jenglisbe, Nadia made a very big impression when she hit the tour a few years back, breaking the top 40. Then she suffered a very unfortunate injury (in January of last year) and since then she as struggled mightily to get her form back. but make no mistake, she is a very talented player and this type of breakthrough result was just a matter of time.

King Lindsay
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:33 PM
Gotta add .... condolences to the Jennifer fans ... she fought hard.

As for the Petrova-Zvonareva QF, I have to echo Naldo and say I'll just be tremendously happy for the winner. although, I'm pulling for Nadia.

Dava
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:37 PM
Congrats Nadia.

Please find some form Jen!

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:40 PM
Match Summary

Capriati (USA) Petrova (RUS)

1st Serve % 61 of 103 = 59 % 58 of 91 = 64 %

Aces 2 4

Double Faults 7 5

Unforced Errors 69 66

Winning % on 1st Serve 34 of 61 = 56 % 42 of 58 = 72 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 20 of 42 = 48 % 15 of 33 = 45 %

Winners (Including Service) 22 37

Break Point Conversions 3 of 13 = 23 % 5 of 13 = 38 %

Net Approaches 1 of 2 = 50 % 17 of 25 = 68 %

Total Points Won 88 106

Fastest Serve 178 km/h 180 km/h

Average 1st Serve Speed 153 km/h 165 km/h

Average 2nd Serve Speed 134 km/h 132 km/h

jenny161185
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:54 PM
oh mu god Im so dissappointed that Venus and Capriati lost I was really looking forward to a quater final showdown, It said On the news Venus was outplayede, was this wrong?????how about capriati , this is one of my worst wekends ever ive had other bad news!

Jericho
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:04 PM
oh mu god Im so dissappointed that Venus and Capriati lost I was really looking forward to a quater final showdown, It said On the news Venus was outplayede, was this wrong?????how about capriati , this is one of my worst wekends ever ive had other bad news!

venus outplayed? no venus hit way more errors, but unfortunately way more erros...regarding jen..i believe nadia hit more winners so i guess she was the one outplayed...

TennisHack
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:11 PM
I like Vera for the semi; it will be an awesome match to behold, I'm sure. I'd be happy with either, they both deserve such a breakthrough :)

Congrats Nadya! ESPN is showing the match right now :)

Dirty Sanchez
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:11 PM
I'm absolutely gutted that Cappy lost! :sad:

I thought she could finally but the slump period behind her once and for all and win Roland Garros. Unfortunately it all went wrong. :(

I'll attempt to be positive and say at least she's playing pretty well at the minute and surely the elusive title can't be too far away.

BK4ever
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:12 PM
They are showing the Jen match on ESPN now and the major problem I see in Jen's game is her lack of aggressiveness...she played passive, possibly waiting for Petrova to falter, but she didnt...

It will be interesting to see how Nadia handles Vera's loopy balls...I think if she serves well...she will win...

SJW
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:15 PM
OMG if it was Rubin-Petrova final! that would be something :eek:

im going with a Nadia Serena one tho :cool: *prays to God :rolleyes:*

Mase
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:17 PM
Ok so I just read this comment and it just made me laugh my ass OFF!! Too funny Jen..


With a gaggle of Russians in the top 100, some believe that they could soon take over the tour. Capriati prefers not to think about it.

"I have no idea and I don't really care," she said.

selesfan
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:37 PM
Congrats Nadia :bounce: I'm impressed, she played some amazing tennis.

Seles1
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:55 PM
First of all big congrats to Nadia. She was amazing today and gained a new fan. As for the quarterfinal match up between her and Vera I think that Petrova will win easly 6-2 6-3. Not taking anything away from Zvonera's win but Venus really handed her the match. Congrats!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: