View Full Version : QF Showdown: Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Jelena Jankovic - Who will win?

Oct 6th, 2006, 12:12 AM
Who will win?

Jelena won they only h2h match so far at US Open this summer 6-7 6-3 6-2,
but after that Sveta won both tournament where played (Bali and Beijing) and Jelena reach two semis (lose against WTA#1 in first and retire in 2nd).

Oct 6th, 2006, 12:55 AM
******* betting odds (for Tournament Winner) :

3.0 Sveta
4.5 Jelena
5.0 Nadia
6.5 Lena
7.5 Tati
8.0 Dani
8.0 Patty
20+ Misa

So... if we trust bookmakers :devil: , this QF match is Porsche Open "FINAL before FINAL"!!!

Oct 6th, 2006, 01:15 AM
kuzy should win, too short of a turnaround for jelena i think

Oct 6th, 2006, 01:28 AM
like both but ould like to see sveta go on an amazing run.

Oct 6th, 2006, 02:05 AM
I want Jelena to win but she will be too tired to win. Kuznetsova 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Oct 6th, 2006, 02:08 AM
Sveta in two!:o

Oct 6th, 2006, 02:13 AM
Jankovic she is playing better.

Oct 6th, 2006, 03:52 AM
If some have chance to win against Sveta at this tournament - that is (hot form) Jeca!

Elena is in not greate form, and others still dont have enough quallity to win against "good-form" Sveta at Hardcourt.

Oct 6th, 2006, 04:18 AM
They're both going to start strong, they usually have good first sets, but whoever breaks first in the 2nd set is going to win, just not necessarily in two sets.

My money is on Kuznetsova. She's not going to play to Jankovic's backhand very much, and if she does she'll use some wicked topspin.

Just Justine
Oct 6th, 2006, 04:30 AM
Jelena's been playing great, as has Sveta. Judging by their match at the U.S Open, I think Jelena should win this match. She completley dominated the last two sets of that match. Jelena 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Oct 6th, 2006, 05:40 AM
When Kuznetsova is in top form she is extremely hard to beat. I don't think Jankovic will be able to beat her. Kuznetsova in two sets.

Oct 6th, 2006, 05:50 AM
sveta won't miss the chance this time.
she'll beat jankovic in 2

Oct 6th, 2006, 09:56 AM
Sveta in 2 or 6-4 3-0 ret. :help:
Rethink your schedule Jelena :mad: :o

Oct 6th, 2006, 10:22 AM
Jankovic is likely going to be dog-tired after her match w/Pironkova (not to mention successive tournaments in Beijing and Guangzhou). I'm guessing the fatigue factor is going to weigh heavily upon her, and Kuzzi's just been too good lately, so . . .

Kuzzi in 2.

Oct 6th, 2006, 10:33 AM
I saw only 3rd set in person at the Open. Jankovic dominated Sveta in last 2 sets as someone had mentioned. I don't think Sveta was particularly happy with the usual goonish histrionics by Jankovic as after the match she shook umpire's hand and sat down. If Jankovic didn't come to Kuznetsova whose back was turned they wouldn't have shaken hands. Thing is Jankovic was brilliant in the US Open particulary her movement up until her very painful choke against Henin. Even though I don't like Jankovic that was painful choke to watch. She was getting to everything that Sveta was hitting in the 3rd set. I think given the circumstances and the revenge factor, I give Sveta the edge, but ordinarily I would pick Jankovic in a head to head unless it was a final. I wouldn't be surprised by much since I consider these 2 the hottest players currently and very evenly matched and I could even see Jankovic retiring if she loses 1st set but I give slight but not confident nod to Sveta.

Just Do It
Oct 6th, 2006, 10:48 AM
JJ in 3 ! By the way will ES show this match live ???

Ana&Jelena Fan
Oct 6th, 2006, 10:52 AM
Sveta in 2 or 6-4 3-0 ret. :help:
Rethink your schedule Jelena :mad: :o

Couldn`t agree more. :sad: She is exhausted so much.

Jeca had big problems yesterday and 15 hours is too little time to solve that...

Oct 6th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Hopefully Jelena, really like her.

Oct 6th, 2006, 01:27 PM
If Jelena win today, she will be at monday world #14 (career high, first time TOP15!) and best ranked Serbian player and still YEC candidate (if two of TOP8 withdraw and she reach #10 position)

Oct 6th, 2006, 01:39 PM
It depends on Jelena. If she plays like she did against Mary Pierce, she sould win. If she plays like she did against Pironkova, Sveta will easily win.

Oct 6th, 2006, 02:00 PM
I hope Sveta gets revenge.

Oct 6th, 2006, 02:06 PM
jankovic she knows how to beat top players

Justine Fan
Oct 6th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Come on Sveta!!!!! :bounce:

Sveta in 2 :woohoo:

Oct 6th, 2006, 03:04 PM
Come on Sveta!!!!! :bounce:

Sveta in 2 :woohoo:
Would you be cheering for Sveta if her opponent wasn't Jelena? :rolleyes: