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nhissan
May 28th, 2006, 10:47 AM
damn Vera too many errors

Langers
May 28th, 2006, 10:48 AM
These threads go up quicker every game! :eek:

Safina is playing very well, she could go quite far.

TeaMMashA
May 28th, 2006, 10:49 AM
Congrats Dinara :yeah:

Dexter
May 28th, 2006, 10:49 AM
Well done Dinara!!! Best of luck in the next round! :worship: :yeah: :bounce:

Bepa :awww: :hug:

Paneru
May 28th, 2006, 10:49 AM
Pretty solid win Dinara!
Keep building! :bounce:

Prizeidiot
May 28th, 2006, 10:49 AM
It's started already?

jan.
May 28th, 2006, 10:49 AM
It was 6-3 in the first set.

:inlove:
May 28th, 2006, 10:49 AM
It was 6-3 7-5 actually.

Quite a high quality first set, and a nice few last games. Good rallies, and Safina made some brilliant angles. :) Good luck in 2R Dinara!

Drimal
May 28th, 2006, 10:50 AM
Well done Dinara! :bounce:

ozfan44
May 28th, 2006, 10:50 AM
Dinara :woohoo:

Meeek
May 28th, 2006, 10:50 AM
:woohoo: Well done Dina, keep it up !!!

F-R-E-A-K
May 28th, 2006, 10:50 AM
Well done Dinara :yeah:

nhissan
May 28th, 2006, 10:50 AM
Vera made some good shot but was unable to hold her serve when she was at 4/3 that's too bad
Congrats to Safina

azmad_88
May 28th, 2006, 10:52 AM
well..i like both girls..but was hoping for vera to win for some confidence...

since she lost

safina u can make QF now...all u have to do is believe in urself and play well..keep it up!

jonny84
May 28th, 2006, 10:52 AM
Vera certainly pushed Dinara and made it hard work for her!

Well done Safina!

iPatty
May 28th, 2006, 10:52 AM
Vera played well, but Dinara is wayy too high on confidence to lose to a player of her caliber. Well done Dinara. :hearts: :D

Uranus
May 28th, 2006, 10:52 AM
Vera you a CHOKER!
Led 3-1, then 4-2 and so many BP missed...

V-MAC
May 28th, 2006, 11:03 AM
Vera :lol: I loved it when she said the the linesperson during the match something like " I hit a nice shot and then it is like error,error,error!!". She summed up her performance pretty well there ;) I also loved her theatrical scream when she hit an awful first serve that barely reached the net in the second set - she is giving Francesca a run for her money in the entertainment stakes :devil:

lee station
May 28th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Congrats Dinara!

dorotek23
May 28th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Well done Dinara.
She is in good shape after Rome.
Win next match :)

Solitaire
May 28th, 2006, 11:16 AM
Vera :sad:

Congrats to Safina

Sharapova's_Boy
May 28th, 2006, 11:18 AM
Dinara :worship:

Vera :crying2:

PerfectForm
May 28th, 2006, 11:45 AM
Vera.... wasted so many chances but at least the scoreline is better than 1-6 2-6 against Martina at the AO..

Andy.
May 28th, 2006, 11:46 AM
Awesome win Dinara keep up the tough play

Wannabeknowitall
May 28th, 2006, 11:50 AM
I think Safina has a very good chance of sneaking into the semis of this slam. Her draw definately isn't too bad.

ezekiel
May 28th, 2006, 11:54 AM
So I watched a little to see how Vera is playing now and my conclusion is that she lost so much power and speed where she is now very below average

pav
May 28th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Vera played well, but Dinara is wayy too high on confidence to lose to a player of her caliber. Well done Dinara. :hearts: :D
You have to be careful talking of caliber, Dinara has a way to go yet before she reaches Vera's highest ranking and achievements.Dinara is playing very well and I hope she goes deep into the tournament (now) but an improvement in the looser's 1st serve% could have altered the outcome of the match. Dinara has improved her lateral movement since I last watched her.

alibaby
May 28th, 2006, 12:03 PM
Congrats Dinara!
good start,dini-baby!! :bounce: :kiss: keep n it real!

and in all fairness,IMO,compared with a lot of her earlier matches,vera did quite well here.i have the feeling,she is more relaxed now.at least,she smiled,while going off the court,so maybe,she has a different sight to it all now.

the same goes for dinara.she keeps her emotions far better in touch,nowadays.and you see:it helps her...

russophile
May 28th, 2006, 12:16 PM
bittersweet
i sort of want to see vera come back but not at the expense of dinara though
well good luck to both

Hant11
May 28th, 2006, 12:35 PM
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9159/dinarasafina2dt.jpg

matchpoint Safina Zvonareva
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OAAXFNBL

hablo
May 28th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Well done, Dinara :yeah:

FedExpress
May 28th, 2006, 12:50 PM
Congrats Safina :yeah:
and thanks for the matchpoint @ danielafrenchfan :)

DarkchildSwiss
May 28th, 2006, 12:53 PM
poor Vera. Her second first round loss in a GS this yeara after losing to Martina Hingis at the Australian Open.

Wintermute
May 28th, 2006, 12:58 PM
Vera had her chances to get level and blew it. :( She's been quite unlucky with her draws at the Slams this year. Maybe she'll have more luck at Wimbledon.

Il Primo!
May 28th, 2006, 01:00 PM
Good job Dina!:yeah:

Ceze
May 28th, 2006, 01:44 PM
well done Dinara :yeah:

mila_mail
May 28th, 2006, 02:35 PM
Well Done, Safina

Maryamator
May 28th, 2006, 02:59 PM
good match today dinara;) some unforced errors but i guess thw windy conditions didnt help well played:D

WhatTheDeuce
May 28th, 2006, 03:21 PM
Vera. :(

Oh well, it was expected. Any crying fits?

~Carsten~
May 28th, 2006, 03:24 PM
well done Dinara!
She played a good Match!

Harju.
May 28th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Bepa :sobbing:

tterb
May 28th, 2006, 05:54 PM
Vera :sad:

Disappointing, but expected. Wish I could see the match so I'd know how exactly Vera's playing at the moment, and what she needs to improve. That said, at least she was fighting and didn't get completely blown off the court. Come on, Vera, I still believe you can get back your top 10 form!

Congrats to Safina. She's really played well lately - it's good to see her realizing her potential. A QF or beyond is very possible with her draw. Good luck, Dinara! :)

Billy Moonshine
May 28th, 2006, 07:25 PM
Dinara! Lovely to see get past the 1st round. Here's hoping u make ur seeded position
and keep ur progress going.

SAEKeithSerena
May 28th, 2006, 07:28 PM
safina! great work, babe:)

gmak
May 28th, 2006, 07:33 PM
dinara :yeah: :kiss:
but vera :sad: :hug:

i hate this matchup :mad:

Diesel
May 28th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Happy for Dinara yet sad for Vera. When will she catch a break?

ys
May 29th, 2006, 12:46 AM
I really start to hate this fucking Lex Carrington guy who destroyed Vera's career.. Vera's career was going uphill until she met this golddigger..

Corswandt
May 29th, 2006, 02:02 AM
Wish I could see the match so I'd know how exactly Vera's playing at the moment, and what she needs to improve. That said, at least she was fighting and didn't get completely blown off the court. Come on, Vera, I still believe you can get back your top 10 form!

Zvonareva played very well and earned my respect. She's yet another atypical Russian retriever; not as fast as Nastya, but she has a nasty bite - besides being a good defender, she can hit very hard when necessary, has good shot variety and court sense, and given an opportunity, will step in and finish the point off. Probably not top 10 material as she once was, but solid top 30. If it weren't for those stupid errors at the worst possible times, I'm convinced she might well have taken at least a set. Safina was clearly outplayed during some stretches of the match. She helped Zvonareva by serving in a predictable fashion, but credit mus nonetheless be given to Zvonareva's excellent return of serve, which prevented Safina from earning that many free points off it. Zvonareva lost in straight sets because when it really mattered her level of play decreased while Safina became more aggressive and confident.

Overall, it was an absolutely superb match with some great rallies and shotmaking.

Daniel
May 29th, 2006, 02:13 AM
Vera :bigcry: :bigcry:

Davenselesport
May 29th, 2006, 02:43 AM
too bad this had to be a first round match... I hope Zvonareva gets her ranking up again