View Full Version : Stuttgart 1r: [6] Dinara SAFINA def. Mara SANTANGELO 61 57 76(9) saving 3MPs!!!

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:40 PM
Yessss!!! :bounce:

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:41 PM
what a thriller in the TB! :lol:

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:41 PM
Dinara saved 12 aces... Mara 3 :eek:

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:41 PM
Pity that there was almost no audience...

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:42 PM
Pity that there was almost no audience...and no coverage on ES1 :crying2:

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:44 PM
:banana: Well done, Safina ! :banana:

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:44 PM
wow nice dinara!!!

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:45 PM
Yessss!!! :bounce:

Nooooo :bigcry: :sad:

Mara had 4 MP against Aga last week, now she had 3 MP against Dinara... :sad: lost both times in a nailbiting TB :(

Mara :sobbing:
must be so depressing

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:45 PM
What a fight:bowdown:
What a great spectacle:worship:
both players played really well:) some really good stats from both:yeah:

I must finally put Mara in my signature cos she's playing tennis the way it should be played:tennis:

85 winners combined:eek: :hatoff:

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:45 PM
I told you this one would be close!!!

phewwww. Dinara well done! :hearts:

Mara :hug: :awww:

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:46 PM
what a fantasitc match!!!!! it was such high quality!!! i agree with the commentator he said that there probably wont be a match of this quality for a long time

the horrible thing is mara only gets 1 point for it :sobbing:

im so gutted for her!!! thats 2 weeks in a row where she lost a match after holding MPs!

ive got that sinking feeling :sad:

congratulations safina for holding on so well :)

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:46 PM
Great first round match to watch. Well done D. Safina credit to Mara too. :)

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:49 PM
one of the best matches of the year in terms of quality.

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:50 PM
This tourney is starting to rock already! :bounce:

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:51 PM
Mara :help: :sad:

Dinara you're so lucky , welle done :worship: :angel:

Belmont Lad
Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:52 PM
Well fought Dinara :) :yeah:

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:55 PM
this time i wanted mara to win. she needs some good ones, and showed some competition.

next time.

grats, dina.

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:56 PM
Well done Dinara! Superb match! Dinara was breathtaking in the first set, and what a spirited fight from Santagelo!
Without a doubt one of the best matches of the year!

Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:58 PM
Dina comes back from the brink of defeat again :banana:. Congrats and good luck in the next round! It seems like this was quite the match.

:sad: Mara, I feel for her and her fans. 2 tough losses in as many tournaments, hopefully she can rebound quickly.

Oct 3rd, 2006, 09:02 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: my heart goes out to mara, hopefully she doesnt get discouraged and comes back strong

Oct 3rd, 2006, 09:02 PM
Great job Dina! :D

Oct 3rd, 2006, 09:14 PM
every time mara plays a tb, i have to switch off the tv. cause she will loose the tb for sure...it's such a pity, that she can't hold her nerves. anyway good game in the last two sets and i'm sure she'll do some damage in the future... :)

Oct 3rd, 2006, 09:19 PM
:sad: Mara!
3 MPS :(

Oct 3rd, 2006, 09:19 PM
Originally Posted by superman1990
one of the best matches of the year in terms of quality.

Oct 3rd, 2006, 10:12 PM
unlucky weeks 4 mara, better luck next time!

Oct 3rd, 2006, 10:16 PM
:woohoo: Dinara

Oct 3rd, 2006, 10:48 PM
Well done Safina! ;)

I feel for Santangelo, those losses are crushing :(

Oct 3rd, 2006, 11:22 PM
Maybe now the P.R. director of the WTA will know who Santangelo is.

Oct 3rd, 2006, 11:41 PM
Wow!!! What a match - as always Dinara fights through!!!

Oct 3rd, 2006, 11:44 PM
Mara :bigcry: So close.

Congrats Dinara!

Oct 4th, 2006, 12:23 AM
Sounds like it was an entertaining match.

Oct 4th, 2006, 12:57 AM
Well done, Dinara!!! :) Mara :(

Oct 4th, 2006, 01:37 AM
Congrats Dina! Guess the TB was quite dramatic! Your hopes of making the YEC are still alive, keep winning! :)

Oct 4th, 2006, 05:11 AM
Great fight from Dinara! :bowdown: :bigclap:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 4th, 2006, 06:10 AM
wow!!! Firstly - congrats to Dinara So amazing first set She was doing all she wants

Respect to Mara for good tennis in last two sets

Honestly, was not expectied too much when starting to watch (in terms of quality) biut it was really good match

and Dinara ......Great thnks for saving MP :banana:

first win in top 10 status :kiss:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 4th, 2006, 06:10 AM
and thnks to ES 2 for live coverage

Oct 4th, 2006, 06:54 AM
good job safina....keep it up !!

Oct 4th, 2006, 07:13 AM
Please God tell me someone is uploading this. :sad: :sad: Damn ES. :mad: :mad: :mad: :spit:

Awesome Dinara, what a fight. :hatoff: Mara. :o MPs wasting for the second match in a row, I think. :help:

Oct 4th, 2006, 07:57 AM
congrats dinara for winning this tough match :bounce: :bounce:

Oct 4th, 2006, 08:59 AM
:eek: Dinara :worship: :D

Mara :sad: :hug:

Oct 4th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Well done Dinara :yeah: :D
What a awesome match
You have to feel for Mara :sad: :sad: MPs for the 2nd week in a row

Oct 4th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Poor Mara!!!!!!!!!!! :sad: :crying2: :sobbing:

Damn those tiebreaks! :tape: :mad:

At least the match was high quality and no choking was involved.

Congrats Dinara :)

Oct 4th, 2006, 11:12 AM
Dinara :worship: :D

Mara :hug:

Oct 4th, 2006, 02:01 PM
Poor Mara :( on the second MP she made a dumb error but on the third she did everything right but Dinara escaped with a net-cord.

Oct 4th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Mara :bigcry:

Oct 4th, 2006, 05:35 PM
Good Dina

Oct 4th, 2006, 05:54 PM
I only caught the very end of this match but the commentators were raving about how high quality it was - sorry I missed it!

I thought it was quite refreshing in Dinara's post-match interview when asked what happened when she served for the match at 5-4 and was broken to love she said:

"Well, I guess I choked!"

At least she's honest. :lol:

Oct 4th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Congrats Dina, congrats Mara too for taking a top 10 in a tough battle again :yeah:

Oct 4th, 2006, 07:45 PM
Great match...one of the best of the year for my point of view...
Dinara has improved a lot this year...In 2005 she would have lost this match...
Mara...congrats...Dinara was a little bit lucky...(a big little bit)...But Mara was a great fighter...