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GoDominique
May 26th, 2004, 04:22 PM
Will Elena get some serves in and have another good result for this season?
Or will Anna get over her Grand Slam troubles and finally break through?

Beat
May 26th, 2004, 04:30 PM
i guess rd 3 is already a breakthrough of sorts for anna :o

anna fairly easily.

Vass22
May 26th, 2004, 04:32 PM
Impossible to tell, although I voted for Lena in 3. Lena has to keep her game clean and have some ( a lot) of patience. I can easily picture a 2.5 hour match.

goldenlox
May 26th, 2004, 04:33 PM
Anna is 2-0 head to head. Both close three setters in 2002.

oren987
May 26th, 2004, 04:45 PM
Realy hard to tell :rolleyes: Anna is playing great in the last paw weeks, and Elena is not having the best year so far. I think (and hope) Anna in 3.

GoDominique
May 26th, 2004, 08:13 PM
Good posts.

j_dementieva27
May 26th, 2004, 08:36 PM
though i am a bit biased, i am going with elena in three sets... she has been playing relatively clean tennis with disregard to her serve, and i believe that her return game will trouble the smashnova-pistolesi serve as well

i expect a long match filled with breaks and long rallies... probably not going to be a very clean match either... GO ELENA!

7~LV3
May 26th, 2004, 08:49 PM
heres the very interesting Head-To-Head

2002 San Diego Hard (O) 16 Anna SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI 6-2 5-7 7-6(2)
2002 Linz Hard (I) 16 Anna SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI 6-3 3-6 7-5

I would go with Anna... in 2 sets...

oren987
May 27th, 2004, 11:50 AM
heres the very interesting Head-To-Head

2002 San Diego Hard (O) 16 Anna SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI 6-2 5-7 7-6(2)
2002 Linz Hard (I) 16 Anna SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI 6-3 3-6 7-5

I would go with Anna... in 2 sets...
It's going to be a 3 set match ;)

Mathijs
May 27th, 2004, 12:10 PM
tough to say indeed, i voted for Lena in 3 cuz i'm not sure about it :unsure:, this is gonna be tough for Lena but if Lena plays quite the same as against Pratt , i see some chances then she has to serve very well, but she can do it looking to the only 8 DF's that she made yesterday :unsure: so there will be chance the Lena will win only i don't think she's not gonna do it in 2 ;)

the cat
May 27th, 2004, 12:49 PM
Anna in 3 sets. But I hope I'm wrong and Elena wins. :)

Sammm
May 27th, 2004, 12:53 PM
i guess rd 3 is already a breakthrough of sorts for anna :o

anna fairly easily.She got to the 4th round in 95 and 98, so not really.
Go Anna!

Veritas
May 27th, 2004, 12:53 PM
Elena barely escaped her 1st round match.

Clay isn't Nicole Pratt's best surface, so I guess Elena didn't have to worry herself too much there.

But Anna's a very talented player, and I reckon she has a good chance to finally break into the 4th round (or even the QF).

I like Elena, but I'm being realistic. Her clay performances this year are pretty bad, so I'm not going to start expecting strong results from her yet.