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tennisIlove09
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:48 AM
Go nathalie :bounce:

AjdeNate!
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:48 AM
wow

JLDementieva
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:49 AM
YEAHHHHHHHHH Nat!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :worship:

bmxbandit
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:49 AM
wow.

SzavayFi
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:49 AM
what the hell? omg patty not good :o, well nicely done Dechy this is really good for u! :eek:

Tennisfan-Mtl
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:49 AM
Nat :eek: :hearts: :woohoo:

but Patty :bigcry:

Grachka
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:50 AM
:eek:

Well done Nathalie :yeah: but Patty :sad: :sobbing:

LiliaLee-Frazier
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:50 AM
I am really sad for Patty :sad: But its nice to see a a new face in the semis aswell :D :worship:

lizchris
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:51 AM
This is a surprise.:eek: And guess what? I think she has a shot against Davenport.

St.Sebastian
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:52 AM
Dechy :eek: good
Patty :eek: not good :choke?:

LindsayRocks89
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:52 AM
Dechy :)

Purple_Llama
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:52 AM
:tears::tears::tears: Dear me,what a letdown. Poo to Channel 7 for not televising it as well. Oh well,I guess my nerves can go back to "normal" now. And congrats to Nathalie

UDiTY
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:54 AM
Patty:sad:

SHe died in the heat.

I just checked their head-2-head and they have ONLY played in grand slams. This is the third time at the AO(patty won both prior) and Nathalie won at Wimbledon.

beauty_is_pink
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:54 AM
Yay! Nat!!! :woohoo:

St.Sebastian
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:55 AM
This is a surprise.:eek: And guess what? I think she has a shot against Davenport.

How come? Did you see Nat's match?

dansnewbeg
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:55 AM
GO NATHALIE!

Davenport in a final sounds too weird though. Wonder how Dechy will get thru the semi? :)

Kipton222
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:55 AM
WOW dechy in semifinals. that's great! :yeah:

MisterQ
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:56 AM
Congrats Dechy! :)

LefandePatty
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:56 AM
Patty completely played back.... she only made defend, she underwent the play... pffff Patty :fiery: :sad:

bmxbandit
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:56 AM
GO NATHALIE!

Davenport in a final sounds too weird though. Wonder how Dechy will get thru the semi? :)
World #1 in a final of a slam sounds weird? :rolleyes:

Mrs. Peel
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:56 AM
Patty :sad:


BUT WOW DECHY!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD FOR HER!!! :D

lizchris
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:57 AM
How come? Did you see Nat's match?
No, I saw Lindsay's match.

vogus
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:57 AM
Nathalie just fought the whole way, for 2 hours and 45 minutes, even though Patty played unbelievable in the first set. Patty took a calculated risk when she threw away the 2nd set, i thought it was the right move considering the conditions, but it didn't pay off for her.

BK4ever
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:58 AM
Dechy :eek: UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE

Patty was clearly spent, but she put up a valiant effort because I thought she was done after the second

Kipton222
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:59 AM
YAY Dechy!!!! To make semifinals of AO is an amazing feat. France should be proud

harloo
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:00 AM
WTF? Patty is supposed to beat her.

St.Sebastian
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:02 AM
No, I saw Lindsay's match.

Since Alicia was playing out of her mind, in the heat, after more than 30 games Lindsay was still capable of serving aces and hitting winners and RUNNING. Despite serving for the match and losing the game, she stayed mentally tough to win in the end.
Dechy will lose 26 36 or sth like that.

Shenanigans
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:02 AM
I really did not think Nat would win this one, Great performance and great tournement for her, she has absolutely nothing to lose now. Bonne courage.

Kipton222
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:03 AM
I am not surprised. Dechy beat Nastya 6-4 6-2 and with the same level of play she should beat patty

iLUVTBJ
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:03 AM
:eek: Dechy in semis???? Who would have picked that at the beginning of this AO???

Congrats, Nathalie!!!!! U've really surprised me!!!

Scotso
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:04 AM
I never imagined Nathalie in the semifinals of a slam. I'm so happy for her! She's finally living up to her talent!

:bounce:

GoSandrine
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:04 AM
I'm sad for Patty but sooooo happy for Nathalie.

Congrats on your first Grand Slam Semifinal!!! :D :yippee: :yeah: :aparty: :hearts: :banana: :kiss:

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flyingmachine
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:07 AM
Go Dechy. :rocker2:

741852
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:07 AM
I never imagined Nathalie in the semifinals of a slam. I'm so happy for her! She's finally living up to her talent!

:bounce:

She did make a semi-big final in the states this summer...she was surely improving. I think she can thank Justine (after thanking herself).

T-T
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:11 AM
She has now beaten Justine, Kuznetsova, Dementieva, Schiavone and Schnyder all within two months time. That must mean something. Davenport better watch out...

T-T
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:15 AM
There was hardly anyone in the stadium... nearly all seats empty. Unreal!

flyingmachine
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:17 AM
There was hardly anyone in the stadium... nearly all seats empty. Unreal!
I think everyone has gone to the other match instead.

St.Sebastian
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:17 AM
There was hardly anyone in the stadium... nearly all seats empty. Unreal!

She will get the audience in the semis :p

flyingmachine
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:19 AM
She did make a semi-big final in the states this summer...she was surely improving. I think she can thank Justine (after thanking herself).
Justine will be :crazy: If Dechy reach the finals.

pav
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:23 AM
Well done to Nat ! that hair colour, the skin colour ,that butt moving under that white dress when She walks back looking at Her racquet, I sure as hell wasn't looking at Her racquet!! Oh no! oh no!! :banana:

Julian
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:29 AM
Wow! Felications Nat!! Bonne Chance Against Lindsay!

Come-on-kim
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:41 AM
Lindsay vs Nastya would have been my dream SF but if it's Lindsay vs Nat is great as well! Nathalie is a great girl and I am sooo happy she reached her first SF!!! Congrats!

Aerien
Jan 26th, 2005, 05:03 AM
Again: Nathalie :crying2:

No more third round losses for her I guess.

Sadka
Jan 26th, 2005, 05:15 AM
:worship: Dechy !!

Amazing run she is having :kiss:

mishar
Jan 26th, 2005, 05:17 AM
Hurrah for Nat! She is such a talented player I think she deserves this win. It must be so exciting for her to reach a slam semi.

And I picked this result! ;-)

Greenout
Jan 26th, 2005, 05:20 AM
Congrats...watched the last set tape delayed. Patty was sort of
wilting in the end; but what impressed me was how deep Nat kept
the returns, and her service games were very immaculate.

Nat was playing the quality of tennis she did at Fed Cup in Moscow
against Sveta.


Bravo!

Shame that it had to be Nat or Patty. Where were the crowds?
Sad to see such a low turnout on MC.

PatM04
Jan 26th, 2005, 05:20 AM
Congrats Nathalie:)

JenFan75
Jan 26th, 2005, 05:23 AM
Good Job Nathalie!

tom2791
Jan 26th, 2005, 05:36 AM
Yay well done Nat!

*Jool*
Jan 26th, 2005, 05:39 AM
BRAVO !! :) :yeah:
I'm just...glad !! :banana: :bounce: :crazy:

jlamire
Jan 26th, 2005, 06:32 AM
That's fantastic...maybe her recent marriage and off course her new coach! Bravo Nathalie!!

Hagar
Jan 26th, 2005, 08:06 AM
It looks like Dechy is finally realizing her potential.

jlamire
Jan 26th, 2005, 08:19 AM
It looks like Dechy is finally realizing her potential.
Yeah but it looks as if most people refuse to see the truth and still consider Dechy as an average player....
That's funny people who are fed up by seeing always the same player during the last rounds of GS are now angry to see someone like Nathalie (or someone else) at this stage and are prompt to qualify this as a fluke, saying she will be "creamed" by her next opponent...

daniela86
Jan 26th, 2005, 09:24 AM
i'm really glad for nathalie,finally she realizes her potential!!!! :) i 've always thought she could be a top player!! :kiss: :hug: :) excellent job:yeah: and good luck against lindz!!! :D :D :D :D :bounce: and indeed,her recent marriage and her now official husband seem to have a good influence on her :) :)

-Sonic-
Jan 26th, 2005, 09:41 AM
Nice one Nathalie :-)

Nothing to prove in your semi, you've shown in the past few months how dangerous you are :D

"Sluggy"
Jan 26th, 2005, 09:45 AM
Ze Placide Parisien shocks us again, way to Nathalie

gsm
Jan 26th, 2005, 10:00 AM
hopefully ch 7 show the match tonight after lleytons , hopefully.

GoSandrine
Jan 27th, 2005, 12:12 AM
Congrats...watched the last set tape delayed. Patty was sort of
wilting in the end; but what impressed me was how deep Nat kept
the returns, and her service games were very immaculate.

Nat was playing the quality of tennis she did at Fed Cup in Moscow
against Sveta.


Bravo!

Shame that it had to be Nat or Patty. Where were the crowds?
Sad to see such a low turnout on MC.
They were all on Rod Laver watching Alicia and Lindsay.

Ridiculous scheduling. I'm sure Patty and Nat would have loved to play in front of a full house and it appears the fans missed a whale of a match. They saw one great one but could have had two.

Melly Flew Us
Jan 27th, 2005, 12:16 AM
yay dechy.
she was ice-cold in the heat, i was impressed by her demeanour.
good thing she didn't go to the mountains this year, all those who went are OUT!

dansnewbeg
Jan 27th, 2005, 06:23 AM
World #1 in a final of a slam sounds weird? :rolleyes:

When it's Lindsay Davenport, yes. How many semis has she been in the past few years when she had her chances and choked them away? I like the girl, but she's had a mental block since 2000 when it comes to big semifinal matches.