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narrisch
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Sveta :bounce: :hearts: :banana: :bigclap: :bowdown: :worship: :woohoo:

Nicole :hug:

lizchris
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Nicoel seemd to have this match wrapped up, but she couldn't close it out on her serve and Sveta took the opportunity.

Andy.
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Awesome Awesome win For Svets im so happy for her. Good luck in the final.

goldenlox
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Now Sveta has to step up, and raise her level

Allez-H
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Svetlana awesome :yeah:

cellophane
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Nicole choked. :sad:

Svetlana didn't let her back in...

doofus
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:44 PM
sigh, vaidisova, why did u freaking choke...
well done sveta

selyoink
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Great level headed play from Svetlana to stay in the match and ultimately prevail.

TomTennis
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:45 PM
well done Sveta. Just played it consistent when needed!

BK4ever
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Nicole :sad:

Sveta :bounce: :bounce: win the damn thing now :D

tennisbuddy12
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Nicole

Good Luck Svetlana

Vaidisova
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Nicole was so close. :sad: Great tournament for her...

Well done Sveta on reaching the final. :)

lizchris
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Strange to see someone hit 54 winners and not win.

Cersei
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Sveta :woohoo:

pierce0415
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Nicole what a choke

Billabong
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:46 PM
Nice match:) Best RG semifinal match since RG 2003;)

Natarajasana
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:46 PM
:yeah: Now win the title, Sveta!

Helen Lawson
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:46 PM
SVETA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :bounce:

Nicole had a fabulous tournament. She'll beat herself up over this loss, and she should, but big picture, great tournament for her.

War Photographer
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:46 PM
Nicole was so close. :sad: Great tournament for her...

Well done Sveta on reaching the final. :)
Sorry, Jay. :sad: :hug:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Sveta :yeah: :D :)
well done ;) :banana: :)

Dan23
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Nice win Kuzzie, experience showed in the 2nd set...Nicole will learn a lot from that you'd hope

Experimentee
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Sveta :D
Good luck on Saturday, win the title!

Nicole may have choked in the 2nd set, but Sveta choked from 5-3 up in the first set too, so I guess both lost sets they should have won.

saki
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Sveta! Nice to see you realising your talent.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Congrats Sveta, you did what you needed to do to win.

Nikki :crying2: *shakes head*

rue
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Nicole was so close, but I think her inexperience in big matches showed. She will learn from this match and do better next time.

Ceze
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:48 PM
I'm so happy! :banana: I want her to win the title now! :bounce:

tennisfan#999
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:48 PM
I guess the bathroom break did not help :rolleyes:

GO KUZZY :bounce: :rocker:

I want to see Kim in the final too. Either one of them is due for another title :banana:

Mark Spruce
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Well done Sveta !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lodvg
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Sveta :bounce:

Filadidas
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:49 PM
Sveta did not play a good match at all....
Nicole wasted too many opportunities in the 2nd set to close out the match... particularly at 5-3 when Sveta didn't even put a single 1st serve in, Nicole couldn't capitalized the moment and just trying to smack the 2nd serves and returned them long!!!

Very disappointed at Nicole!!!

Veeko
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:49 PM
i am really sad

Mr_Molik
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:49 PM
Yay Sveta congrats
I knew she would roll through the 3rd after she broke Nicole at 4-5 in the second
Good luck in final hope you win!

ceiling_fan
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:50 PM
whoa, i so thought vaidisova was gonna win it after the first set!

well done sveta!!!!!!!!!

RR-87
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Sveta :woohoo:

FedExpress
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Very good from Sveta. Congrats :yeah:

KClijsters
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Too bad... !! :sad: :sad:

Nicole did had her changes.. second set tie-brake.. 5-5, she missed the half court forehand... :sad:

Congrats Svetlana =)

Jodie
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:51 PM
Well done Sveta!! :D :banana:

denine
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Good job sveta :yeah:

nicole :o

bis2806
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Don't worry, Sveta will self-destruct in the final :devil: Justine will once again "(see) fear" in her eyes.

Meelis
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Nicole :sad:

Lulu.
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Sveta just made my day! :woohoo:

hablo
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Too bad Nicole failed to serve it out when she had the chance :(
congrats, Sveta :yeah:

Jasmin
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Once again I'm glad Brad Gilbert was wrong after he jumped on Nicole's bandwagon. He's annoying.

cometz9
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Sveta :woohoo: :banana: Congrats on getting into your 2nd Slam Final, it's great to finally see her live up to her potential, good luck in the Final.
Nicole :sad: thought u had it there serving for the match but inexperience got the better of you today, you'll learn and soon you'll know what to know when this opportunity comes again. Do some damage on grass :yeah:

smiler
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:55 PM
:woohoo:

harloo
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:55 PM
Don't worry, Sveta will self-destruct in the final :devil: Justine will once again "(see) fear" in her eyes.

Wow so negative bis. You never know what will happen in the finals.:rolleyes:

Alvarillo
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:55 PM
Vamos Sveta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! :bounce:

Infiniti2001
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:56 PM
tenn_ace will be quite pleased she turned it around. He's a nervous wreck out at a meeting :lol:

lizchris
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Once again I'm glad Brad Gilbert was wrong after he jumped on Nicole's bandwagon. He's annoying.


Maybe that's not all he wanted to jump on.:o

Marshmallow
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Now Sveta has to step up, and raise her level

Typically she won't and will get yet ANOTHER schooling from a belgian.

Poor Nicole, match right in her hands.... but it was a very good tournament, just hope it doesn't leave her with too much baggage.

Dan23
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Wow so negative bis.
you're suprised? ;)

loppy
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:58 PM
Congrats, Sveta!!

Bероника
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:58 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :banana: :banana: :banana: :woohoo: :woohoo: Fantastic champion you are Sveta :D I was scared after the awful end of first set,but I'm so glad you proved me wrong ;)

Davai in the final!!!!!!!!

Jasmin
Jun 8th, 2006, 02:58 PM
Maybe that's not all he wanted to jump on.:o


I'm sure...he's yuck.

lizchris
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:00 PM
I'm sure...he's yuck.

He might be, but he is a great coach. You see Roddick hasn't don't sh*t since he fired him.

Aerien
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:00 PM
Got the whole match on tape. Very happy for the result; an ace by SvetaK. on matchpoint too. :D

Commentators are giving Nicole a little hell now for blaming racquet tension.

I have a lot of "Did you see THAT?" to ask the people who told me it was all over when Nicole won the first set now. :angel:

Task
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:01 PM
Sveta just made my day! :woohoo:


Yep, mine too.

Svetlana :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

The Daviator
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:02 PM
Amazing mental strength from Sveta :worship:

Good luck in the final :yeah:

Munich
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:03 PM
Sveta :bounce: :bounce:
Nicole :hug:

tenn_ace
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:04 PM
tenn_ace will be quite pleased she turned it around. He's a nervous wreck out at a meeting :lol:


I'm back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Cut it short! :lol:

SVETA :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Now win it all! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Infiniti, thanks for cheering for Sveta :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: You are my friend forever :wavey:

Jasmin
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:04 PM
He might be, but he is a great coach. You see Roddick hasn't don't sh*t since he fired him.

Nope he's not but I guess it's not a big deal for me since Roddick isn't one of my favs. :)

ys
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:04 PM
Sveta was totally outplayed in this match by a player who was superior on the day. Very reminiscent of Serena-Maria at AO-2005.. When a superior player just could not close it, and more experienced player just hang on..

xXSarajevoXx
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:05 PM
Nicole :sad: but a fantastic performance at RG

Congrats SvetLana!

SelesFan70
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:08 PM
I'm not a huge fan of Svetlana, but what a way to hang in there in the second set! :D

ys
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:09 PM
Nicole :sad: but a fantastic performance at RG

Not a fan, but VERY impressed. Could not see anyone bossing Svetlana this way on clay even on the forehand side..

Sveta is obviously not in her best form. Her hard-hitting is simply not going, she has to play a lot of defense. It is though going to be very different in the final. neither of her potential opponents is capable of overpowering her the way Vaidisova did.

©@®eLess
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:10 PM
Sveta is Maturing :). Held her nerves.

Nicole has to do it too, and then noone can stop her. She's gonna win some majors soon.

Well done both.

RAA
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:11 PM
I really thought Nicole would get through to the final. ...

well congrats to sveta... good for her for getting through to another final..

GracefulVenus
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Perfect example of nerves. Sveltana held hers and I am sooooooooo proud of her tennis game this year. Nicole will be a force for the rest of the season.

silverwhite
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:14 PM
Sveta :woohoo:

I was after she choked away her 5-3 lead. :o

tenn_ace
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:14 PM
Sveta is up to #5 in the ranking! :bounce:

KV
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:15 PM
Sveta great fightback. :D

auntie janie
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:16 PM
Sveta!!! I just found out she won; when I left, she was down a break in the 2nd. Well done, girl! :aparty::kiss:

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:16 PM
im so happy right now but what was sveta doing for the first 2 sets-way too passive!!!

she'll have to step it up against henin/clijsters

the biggest positive of the match was her nerve-great finish to the match :D

nicole played well-if she can reach the semis on clay imagine what she can do on grass and hard

hingisGOAT
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:22 PM
:fiery: sorry to say but i really can't stand kuznetsova, she is the last thing women's tennis needs in a grand slam final

nicole :sad: but you still rock :yeah:

tenn_ace
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:23 PM
:fiery: sorry to say but i really can't stand kuznetsova, she is the last thing women's tennis needs in a grand slam final

nicole :sad: but you still rock :yeah:


you are definitely in minority... literally :p

timafi
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:24 PM
you made my day Sveta :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

jacobruiz
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Sveta stayed calm and hung in there for the win; big congrats to her!

But Nicole has shown that she has what it takes to be top ten and above, just needs more experience in big match situations.

Poova
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Nicole will definitely be huge in the future. She'll have plenty more chances for sure. ;)

As for Sveta, well done! Didn't expect you to win after Nicole was dominating in the second set but you brought it back and won. :)

Meeek
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Sveta :yeah: :woohoo: Thank you :worship:

Drake1980
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Too bad Nicole but great for Sveta!

dav abu
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:40 PM
just got off work a few minutes ago and have just seen the result - WELL DONE SVETA :bounce: I'm absolutely thrilled for her, its fantastic to have her back in another final. I think she is the best Russian with the game for all surfaces - go on now and take the title :worship:

dav abu
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:43 PM
forgot to say well done to Nicole on a great French Open - you're only starting to fulfil your potential girl!

Dexter
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Congrats Swieta :yeah:

Great tournament for Nicole anyway :smooch:

Talita Kumi
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:54 PM
grande svetlani!!!!!!! :bolt:

améliemomo
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:55 PM
Svetlana! :bounce: :bounce:

now win the whole thing!!!!!!!!!! :yeah:

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:58 PM
yay sveta! :worship:

blumaroo
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:00 PM
Ofcourse the winner of the match deserves to win. But Nicole really let the match slip out of her hands. She was outhitting Sveta until she had to serve for the match. When she failed to do so she got messy and when she got her rhythm back it was already too late. Svetlana was mostly on the defensive today and therefore she made less errors than she usually does. SHe served very well in the third set too. Still, she definitely benefited from Nicole's mental lapse.
Nicole was impressive. She will be a major force in the future. There aren't a lot of players who can outhit Sveta's shots on clay.

Infiniti2001
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:02 PM
I'm back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Cut it short! :lol:

SVETA :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Now win it all! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Infiniti, thanks for cheering for Sveta :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: You are my friend forever :wavey:

Anyone who beats my fav automatically goes in the doghouse :lol:

Vut
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:03 PM
:sad:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Sveta :woohoo:
well done :banaona:


even not the best match you but you managed to win

Ravsieg
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Nicole took a PHM-sized bottle of choke.

crazyroberto6767
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:09 PM
:woohoo: Sveta! YES! Awesome job. Good luck in the final, this has been an amazing tournament so far.

:sad: Nicole, nice tournament though.

sapir1434
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:24 PM
Yes :D :D :D I'm very happy for Svetlana :).
I will be cheering for her in the final, hope so much to see her winning. Vamos Sveta :banana:

furrykitten
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Bad luck Nicole :sad: you had an amazing tournament, you will be a future World No 1 at some point if the Maria's will allow it:)

40-0
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:41 PM
oh i tho nicole didnt choke

Foot's Fingers
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:45 PM
the winner of the match deserves to win a title!!!!

Derek.
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Nicole :bigcry: :sad: :(

I'm still proud of you! :hug:

Derek.
Jun 8th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Bad luck Nicole :sad: you had an amazing tournament, you will be a future World No 1 at some point if the Maria's will allow it:)

Kirilenko won't be a problem for Nicole. ;) :o

Slumpsova
Jun 8th, 2006, 05:05 PM
Nicole :crying2:

too bad i didn't watch the match but i guess she did her best. 3 sets with the close scoreline :eek: :bowdown: keep your head high girl. you can do it again at Wimbledon :hug:

bellascarlett
Jun 8th, 2006, 05:15 PM
Sveta *sigh* good job hanging tough...:yeah: but why did you wait to step it up? oh well, it's still a win so congrats. Wasnt really impressed with Sveta's semifinal play though in general. One had a bigger sense that Sveta would win the third easily after Nicole's slight mental breakdown at the end of the 2nd. Sveta will have to play so much better against Justine.

Nicole, congrats on a great tournament ;)

cheo23
Jun 8th, 2006, 05:15 PM
Miss Vaidisova:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sad:

WELL IT WAS TOUGH TRYING TO DEFEAT 3 GRAND SLAM WINNERS IN A ROW:sobbing: :sobbing: :lol:

U served for the match but couldn't finish it off,don't worry....u are not the 1st person nor the LAST PLAYER to have that happened:sobbing:

U LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE...NEXT TIME, u'll DEFEAT HER!!!!!:sobbing: :sobbing:

marmite1
Jun 8th, 2006, 05:32 PM
Kuzzie :)

Cashif
Jun 8th, 2006, 05:34 PM
Congrats Sveta:yeah: Well done girl:banana: Just when i was abt to switch off, Nicole choked and u cruised to victory but i dont think u will get that far with this level of play against Justine..Sveta will really have to increase her level if she has to have any chance..



Hopefully u will olse in the finals:p..Go JUJU:bounce:

furrykitten
Jun 8th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Kirilenko won't be a problem for Nicole. ;) :o

Yes she will ;)

serenafann
Jun 8th, 2006, 05:43 PM
Congrats Kuznetsova,now take the title.

Belmont Lad
Jun 8th, 2006, 06:05 PM
Sad that Nicole could not convert her chances in that second set :sad: She has really impressed me with her play these two weeks, and I think her future is indeed very bright. Can't wait to see that serve/forehand combo on the grass. :wavey:

~Carsten~
Jun 8th, 2006, 06:53 PM
Congrats Sveta!

lee station
Jun 8th, 2006, 06:55 PM
I really like Sveta, since early 2004. But I'm cheering for Juju! :bounce:

cheyk
Jun 8th, 2006, 06:57 PM
Congrats Sveta!!!!! :D ;)

rrfnpump
Jun 8th, 2006, 07:13 PM
Nicole :crying2: :sad:
too bad, but awesome stuff the whole two weeks
congrats !!!

raquel
Jun 8th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Well done Sveta! :D :bounce:

After 2 years of coming close at RG and losing on the verge of victory, it was her turn to survive when almost out. Sveta hung tough very well although Vaidisova was really impressive at times.

Sveta good luck on Saturday. You can do it! :D Congrats on making Slam final #2 :banana:

Carmen Mairena
Jun 8th, 2006, 08:10 PM
Svetova!!! :woohoo: :bowdown: :woohoo:

pixy75
Jun 8th, 2006, 09:05 PM
Nikki:sad:
Please come to Birmingham like your rival Masha!
:bounce:

flyingmachine
Jun 8th, 2006, 09:37 PM
:woohoo:
Well Done Sveta. :yeah:

Alicia Rocks
Jun 8th, 2006, 09:51 PM
Sveta :woohoo:

anlavalle
Jun 8th, 2006, 09:53 PM
Wow so negative bis. You never know what will happen in the finals.:rolleyes:

well is a justine fan, what do you expected?

anlavalle
Jun 8th, 2006, 10:15 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: way to go Sveta

Justeenium
Jun 8th, 2006, 10:35 PM
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

god damn it nicole. now sveta is in the final :rolleyes:

Bounty Hunter
Jun 8th, 2006, 10:42 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

borisy
Jun 8th, 2006, 11:41 PM
Congrats to Svetlana for reaching a GS slam final without meeting any top players and then winning s GS slam semifinal by just hitting the ball to the middle of the court.

angiee3
Jun 8th, 2006, 11:51 PM
Wonderful job sveta... what a match.. i was able to watch half of it.. i stopped watching when they were 5-5 on the second set.... (i had to got to school) i guess i missed the best part..... i almost had a hard attack watching the first half :lol: and my mom was like "look, she's going to lose" and it was only the beginning of the second set...:lol: and when i saw the results at school on the computer... i was so happy... i even said "yes!" out loud in the library...lol...

SVETA NOW TAKE THE TITLE...!!!

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jun 9th, 2006, 12:02 AM
Sveta :woohoo: GREAT FIGHT!! :hearts:

pav
Jun 9th, 2006, 01:11 AM
I don't know if it was great work from Sveta, more like a graphic display of how not to mentally collapse(BepaZ. take note)

Aerien
Jun 9th, 2006, 01:39 AM
I don't know if it was great work from Sveta, more like a graphic display of how not to mentally collapse(BepaZ. take note)

Funny you should mention Vera Z. as Fred Stolle kept saying "Vera Zvonareva" when announcing who won the day's matches yesterday.

Post-match was sweet as it was Arantxa who greeted Sveta on court for the winner's comments. :)

mila_mail
Jun 9th, 2006, 02:30 AM
vaidisova had a chance to win when she served as 5-4
but she didn't take it

BK4ever
Jun 9th, 2006, 07:06 AM
I finally saw the match :sad:

Nicole totally lost focus when it mattered. She had so many chances to walk away the winner. She missed several short easy FH's that could have made the difference. She will cry alot of tears over this match

Good for Sveta to finally come through. Now she can put the last two FO's behind...

hwanmig
Jun 9th, 2006, 09:35 AM
Not an impressive win but somehow she found a way to hang in there and wait for NIcole to choke.

Sveta step it up like you did in Miami or else Justine is going to slaughter you.