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tenn_ace
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:01 PM
Sveta :worship:

Sharakim
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:02 PM
Nice win Kuznetsova, now lose to Sharapova. :yeah:

Dementieva good fight.

goldenlox
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:02 PM
Sveta still has to play Maria and Kim.
This is a difficult half

Effy
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:05 PM
not surprising win
Lena, OH MY GOD!!!! STOP LOSING

RenaSlam.
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Wow. Well done Kuzzy!

Dementieva, you are everyone's bitch.

~Kiera~
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Well done, Sveta.

goldenlox
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:07 PM
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061108/thumb.a4ede1a7511e48dd843d31d04d6457eb.spain_wta_c hampionships_ba805.jpg (http://rds.yahoo.com/S=53720273/K=kuznetsova/v=2/SID=e/l=NIR/R=1/;_ylt=A9htfMN6KlJFpV8BOU7RtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHZkMj ZyBHBvcwMxBHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=138p0l3f1/EXP=1163099130/*-http%3A//news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/061108/483/a4ede1a7511e48dd843d31d04d6457eb) Elena Dementieva from Russia serves against Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia, during her WTA Championships tennis tournament match in Madrid, Wednesday, Nov. 8 2006.
AP via Yahoo! News - 31 minutes ago


http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061108/thumb.9f077fc11ec04e6b9176fd01b66d7756.spain_wta_c hampionships_ba804.jpg (http://rds.yahoo.com/S=53720273/K=kuznetsova/v=2/SID=e/l=NIR/R=2/;_ylt=A9htfMN6KlJFpV8BOk7RtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBjdmNoOT VjBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=1382crs0v/EXP=1163099130/*-http%3A//news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/061108/483/9f077fc11ec04e6b9176fd01b66d7756) Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia serves to Elena Dementieva from Russia, during her WTA Championships tennis tournament match in Madrid, Wednesday, Nov. 8 2006. AP via Yahoo! News - 35 minutes ago

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061108/thumb.87b4689c403d4654a49849c213a05b54.aptopix_spa in_wta_championships_ba802.jpg (http://rds.yahoo.com/S=53720273/K=kuznetsova/v=2/SID=e/l=NIR/R=3/;_ylt=A9htfMN6KlJFpV8BO07RtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBjcXBoZj EwBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=1381ki03r/EXP=1163099130/*-http%3A//news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/061108/483/87b4689c403d4654a49849c213a05b54) Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia serves to Elena Dementieva from Russia, during her WTA Championships tennis tournament match in Madrid, Wednesday, Nov. 8 2006. AP via Yahoo! News - 36 minutes ago

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061108/thumb.54c74da1668b4e338ac2a27a1523a5fb.spain_wta_c hampionships_ba803.jpg (http://rds.yahoo.com/S=53720273/K=kuznetsova/v=2/SID=e/l=NIR/R=4/;_ylt=A9htfMN6KlJFpV8BPE7RtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBjb3ZrYj NkBHBvcwM0BHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=138t0f5pf/EXP=1163099130/*-http%3A//news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/061108/483/54c74da1668b4e338ac2a27a1523a5fb) Elena Dementieva from Russia serves to Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia, during her WTA Championships tennis tournament match in Madrid, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006. AP via Yahoo! News - 48 minutes ago

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20061108/all/t2211732.jpg (http://rds.yahoo.com/S=53720273/K=kuznetsova/v=2/SID=e/l=NIR/R=5/;_ylt=A9htfMN6KlJFpV8BPU7RtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBjZGM1ZG E1BHBvcwM1BHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=14mt5tra1/EXP=1163099130/*-http%3A//uk.news.yahoo.com/08112006/46/photo/svetlana-kuznetsova-russia-serves-elena-dementieva-russia-during-wta-championships.html) Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia serves to Elena Dementieva from Russia, during her WTA Championships tennis tournament match in Madrid, Wednesday, Nov. AP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 1 hour, 0 minute ago

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20061108/all/t2211726.jpg (http://rds.yahoo.com/S=53720273/K=kuznetsova/v=2/SID=e/l=NIR/R=6/;_ylt=A9htfMN6KlJFpV8BPk7RtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBjcDR2NT N2BHBvcwM2BHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=14gcuss7u/EXP=1163099130/*-http%3A//uk.news.yahoo.com/08112006/46/photo/elena-dementieva-russia-serves-against-svetlana-kuznetsova-russia-during-wta.html) Elena Dementieva from Russia serves against Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia, during her WTA Championships tennis tournament match in Madrid, Wednesday, Nov. AP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 1 hour, 2 minutes ago

LDF
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:07 PM
Well done Sveta. :)

Elena :smash:

~Carsten~
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:07 PM
:sad: Elena
congrats Svetlana

John.
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:09 PM
:hug: Elena

silverwhite
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:09 PM
Sveta :D

Wayn77
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:10 PM
Well done Sveta, looking good baby - now jump all over Sharascreamer.

LenaD :sad: :bigcry:

MH0861
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:10 PM
Atleast Elena almost won a set for a change.

tenn_ace
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:11 PM
Nice win Kuznetsova, now lose to Sharapova. :yeah:

Dementieva good fight.


I wouldn't mind if Sveta wins all 5 matches :D ;) :bounce:

olivia100
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:16 PM
Is this why she played a zillions tournaments throughout the year, to make it to the YEC to put on a performance like that. Good lord.

Morrissey
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:16 PM
Why is Dementieva so lazy? She has all the talent in the world yet she's so stupid and won't hire a serve coach. If its a mental problems she has she should hire a shrink. But she's 25 years old and still never won a slam title. Its so unprofessional to obviously has these flagrant faults in her game yet she doesn't give 110% to correct that crap serve. She's never winning a slam until she learns how to serve. She's always got to hope that the other top players are somehow off for her to have a shot. Sure she can beat the low ranked players because most of them can't serve. But when Dementieva plays some of the top 5 she loses most of the time because these top players know how to serve.

Jodie
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:19 PM
Sveta :D :yeah:

tennisfan2480
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:22 PM
I'm glad Kuznetsova won. Dementieva, her serve, her game, her attitude drives me nuts. But Kuznetsova's awful break-point conversion today made me go even more nuts. Very aggravating match to watch.

goldenlox
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:25 PM
Why is Dementieva so lazy? She has all the talent in the world yet she's so stupid and won't hire a serve coach. If its a mental problems she has she should hire a shrink. But she's 25 years old and still never won a slam title. Its so unprofessional to obviously has these flagrant faults in her game yet she doesn't give 110% to correct that crap serve. She's never winning a slam until she learns how to serve. She's always got to hope that the other top players are somehow off for her to have a shot. Sure she can beat the low ranked players because most of them can't serve. But when Dementieva plays some of the top 5 she loses most of the time because these top players know how to serve.She worked with Richard Krajicek, and Olga Morozova before that.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Lena without pride .

Where is the fighter spirit ? , maybe it`s gone with her tennis

sapir1434
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Sveta :yeah: :D Vamos.

Morrissey
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:29 PM
Well obviously its not working. When Dementieva loses you always got to look to see how many double faults she hits. I don't get it. Dementieva is 5 foot 11 inches tall she's in great physical shape she's got blistering groundstrokes yet the girl cannot serve. Until Dementieva gets her serve in order she's not beating the top 5 consistently and she's not winning any slams either. I guess she and Hingis are in the same category they are top 10 players but they are not serious contenders to win slams. In fact, I see only 4 0r 5 players right now on the WTA that have a shot at winning slams.

goldenlox
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:32 PM
Svetlana Kuznetsova effectively ended Elena Dementieva's WTA Tour Championships challenge with a 7-5 6-3 victory in Madrid. A second straight-sets defeat in as many days leaves the world number eight bottom of the Red Group and with almost no chance of reaching the last four.
Kuznetsova's opening match of the week's two sets lasted the best part of two hours, and she said she still had plenty of work to do.
"It was really tough. It's hard to play your first match after a long break," she said.
"At the start I was tense and nervous and found it really hard to get going. Eventually I started playing better but I will need to step it up."
The all-Russian encounter started in attritional style, with the first six games taking nearly 45 minutes as nearly every game went to deuce and the play was littered with baseline rallies and unforced errors.
Slowly Kuznetsova hit her stride, with her winners count nearly doubling that of her adversary. Despite showing frustration at her inconsistent tennis, the world number four claimed the last of five first-set breaks to win 7-5.
She took her momentum into the second set, running up a streak of five consecutive games to go 3-0 ahead in the second.
Dementieva improved beyond measure when she threw caution to the wind and made a succession of superb winners.
But Kuznetsova would not have her service broken and made the most of her second match point to get her tournament off to the perfect start.

jazar
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:47 PM
Why is Dementieva so lazy? She has all the talent in the world yet she's so stupid and won't hire a serve coach. If its a mental problems she has she should hire a shrink. But she's 25 years old and still never won a slam title. Its so unprofessional to obviously has these flagrant faults in her game yet she doesn't give 110% to correct that crap serve. She's never winning a slam until she learns how to serve. She's always got to hope that the other top players are somehow off for her to have a shot. Sure she can beat the low ranked players because most of them can't serve. But when Dementieva plays some of the top 5 she loses most of the time because these top players know how to serve.

she refuses to hire a serve coach because she doesnt want to admit there is a problem. i do find it annoying though, but there are plenty of players who have something quite seriously wrong with their games who don't do much about it. her serve does need to be completely taken apart. if i was coaching her i would tell her not to hit serves for a couple of weeks over the off season and then start work on it from scratch cos there are so many little things that are wrong with it-ball toss, legs, collapsing on it a bit...

Escape
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Lena :sad: :(

Kim's_fan_4ever
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:53 PM
That wasn't a good performance from Sveta, too many errors on easy balls.. Anyway, I'm happy that she won :yeah:

P_Fer
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:56 PM
Lena:sad: Please start winning again

Good job Sveta

miffedmax
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:57 PM
Forget the fucking serve. Lena's tried to fix it. She serves great in practice.

Her real problem is that she never has a game plan to maximize her strengths and attack her opponents weaknesses. Every match she goes out and tries to hit harder and run faster than her opponent.

Everybody's game has weaknesses--Sharapova's gameplans are usually about as inspired as Elena's, Momo is a headcase, JuJu hits a lot of DF, Davenport can't move, Vee's forehand can go wild, a lot of pros have no net game whatsoever, etc., etc., etc.

Lena needs a coach to help tailor the strong parts of her game (groundstrokes and decent if underused net play) to compensate for her crap serve. That's where a real coach could make a difference.

BTW, I think overall Lena's served better this year and that's why she has two titles to show for it.

Josh.
Nov 8th, 2006, 07:10 PM
OMG!! lena why!??? :sad:

Alicia Rocks
Nov 8th, 2006, 07:14 PM
Sveta :yeah:

goldenlox
Nov 8th, 2006, 09:09 PM
"I should have shut the match out earlier as I had a lot of chances," she said. "I lost concentration a little at times, but I'm looking forward to improving my game for the next matches."
Dementieva is now almost certain to exit the tournament after losing to the in-form Sharapova in her opening match on Tuesday.
"I couldn't play my best here, but I've really enjoyed being here," said the 25-year-old, who is now bottom of the red group having failed to win a set in either of her two matches.

égalité
Nov 8th, 2006, 09:12 PM
Лена, что с тобой? :weirdo:

Ben.
Nov 8th, 2006, 09:54 PM
well done sveta!

Sha_ra_po_va
Nov 8th, 2006, 10:09 PM
I'm actually embarrassed by elena now. That serve is worse than most serves you'd see in a public park knockabout. Sure, once the ball is in play, she can rally with the best of them, but I could be a great player too if I had a serve! to showcase her as one of the 8 best players on tour, then watch as everyone gasps and squirms and coughs with embarrassment....it's too much.

iPatty
Nov 8th, 2006, 10:45 PM
oh lena. hopefully you can win a set against kim, but i'm not counting on it. :o

ioni
Nov 9th, 2006, 06:49 AM
expected ;) i really couldn't see dementieva beat sveta ;)

Kunal
Nov 9th, 2006, 06:54 AM
im shocked