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TheBoiledEgg
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Maria needs to not only beat Henin tomorrow but then go on to win the final

Justine just needs to win tomorrow to finish year as #1 and World Champ.

RenaSlam.
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Should be a great match!

LH2HBH
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:06 PM
So exciting that it will all boil down to one match for Maria! Assuming she beats Justine in the SF. :cool:

KClijsters
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:06 PM
But they will not meet each other in the semi-final....Justine is number 1 in her poule and I'm sure Maria will be number 1 in her poule.

She leading in her match against Sveta with 6-1 and 1-0*

So, I can't believe that she will lose that match.

!<blocparty>!
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:06 PM
Maria in 2.

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:08 PM
But they will not meet each other in the semi-final....

they will
Amelie won the other group by beating Justine.

Poova
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Justine blew her chance against Momo, Maria will win and end the year #1. :)

KClijsters
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:11 PM
they will
Amelie won the other group by beating Justine.

are you sure ??
I really thought Justine won that group.
She won 5 sets and lost 3 sets.
Amelie won 4 sets and lost 4 sets..

densuprun
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:11 PM
He is the expert here.

swissmr
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Can't wait for this match should be good. Come on Masha:rocker:

Shoulderpova
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:13 PM
depends on who is more hungry for victory

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:13 PM
are you sure ??
I really thought Justine won that group.
She won 5 sets and lost 3 sets.
Amelie won 4 sets and lost 4 sets..

WTA dont know what they are doing :o , if you read what they put up that if Justine needed a set to top group, then thats wrong.

Justine and Amelie won 2 matches
Amelie beat Justine in H2H
that counts as the 1st tie-breaker as only TWO players have the same match record.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:16 PM
The key for Maria will be her serve. I hope she'll win this match :yeah:

KClijsters
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:17 PM
WTA dont know what they are doing :o , if you read what they put up that if Justine needed a set to top group, then thats wrong.

Justine and Amelie won 2 matches
Amelie beat Justine in H2H
that counts as the 1st tie-breaker as only TWO players have the same match record.

Ok, thanks ! :D
I thought that they looked at the number of sets .... so, my fault :angel:

Ben.
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:17 PM
i'm confused here. but i heard that if amelie got pushed to 3 sets & still won then justine still finishes on top of the group because she has the better set ratio than amelie (5-3 justine, 4-4 amelie). but maybe justine finished second because last year there was a tie between maria & lindsay 4 the 1st & 2nd placings (both of them had two wins & a loss) & maria got on top of that group because of her leading H2H record against lindsay despite lindsay having the better set ratio (5-2 to maria's 4-4).

plus maria is gonna finish first anyway in the red group.

gocanadago
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Go Masha!

Ben.
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:19 PM
i'm confused here. but i heard that if amelie got pushed to 3 sets & still won then justine still finishes on top of the group because she has the better set ratio than amelie (5-3 justine, 4-4 amelie). but maybe justine finished second because last year there was a tie between maria & lindsay 4 the 1st & 2nd placings (both of them had two wins & a loss) & maria got on top of that group because of her leading H2H record against lindsay despite lindsay having the better set ratio (5-2 to maria's 4-4).

plus maria is gonna finish first anyway in the red group.

looks like i'am right.

KClijsters
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:20 PM
And what happen if Maria will loose her match against Sveta with 2-1 in sets ?

Will she than also be number 1 in the poule ?
Because it's not going so well at the moment anymore in that match... making more faults and Sveta is also playing better now..

KClijsters
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:22 PM
But I give Maria more chance .... she's playing better at the moment ... Justine is to unstable

Ben.
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:25 PM
And what happen if Maria will loose her match against Sveta with 2-1 in sets ?

Will she than also be number 1 in the poule ?
Because it's not going so well at the moment anymore in that match... making more faults and Sveta is also playing better now..

well if that happens maria will finish 2nd because of poor H2H records against sveta or kim. but since she's well on her way 2 winning then she finishes on top. doubt sveta can comeback now - too inconsistent.

Uranus
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:52 PM
It will be close! We're promised a great match. Unfortunately, I think Maria will emerge as the winner... (hopefully Kim defeats her in the finals :devil: )

~Carsten~
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:54 PM
no one can stop Maria!
And Justine didn't play good.

Maria will win in 2!

Sharakim
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:55 PM
Masha denies Henin her chance to finish #1 but beating her in two tough sets 7-6 6-4

AnywhereButHome
Nov 10th, 2006, 07:55 PM
Maria in 2.

bellascarlett
Nov 10th, 2006, 08:20 PM
Maria, this is moment you've been waiting for! :armed: Let's win this Masha!

Good Luck Masha! :D

Maria comes in as the favorite I'm assuming. She hasn't lost a match yet and Justine played 3 sets today and lost to Momo.

If Maria serves very well, she can win this in 2 pretty competitive sets. :)

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 10th, 2006, 08:24 PM
this unknown factor might play a role or not

how will Justine react in front of the model ballboys :lol:

she hasnt played a match in front of them yet
Maria has played all 3 of hers with them present.

pretty sure that they will use the models for this semi.

:inlove:
Nov 10th, 2006, 08:31 PM
Maria 6-3 3-6 6-3. :drool: :rocker:

swissmr
Nov 10th, 2006, 08:36 PM
this unknown factor might play a role or not
how will Justine react in front of the model ballboys :lol:


:lol: They better watch out!

Ben.
Nov 10th, 2006, 08:38 PM
maria in 3 sets i'd say. i hope it's a good match.

BK4ever
Nov 10th, 2006, 08:42 PM
I bet Juju is having nightmares about that huge lead she blew against Elena at IW...lol. If not for that match she would have the #1 now by a slim lead :devil:

Kart
Nov 10th, 2006, 08:42 PM
I'm truly divided in this match - I suppose I'll be supporting Justine as I'd prefer her as world no.1 ... but if Amelie wins her semi I'd want her to face (and beat) Sharapova in the final.

Wayn77
Nov 10th, 2006, 08:48 PM
Should be a great match between the Siberian Tigress and the Belgian Bruiser. Sharapova looked absolutely imperious against Clijsters the other day, on a long unbeaten run and I expect her to win in three tight sets. But don't rule out the crafty Belgian.

jazar
Nov 10th, 2006, 08:51 PM
sharapova is obviously going to be fresher having only played 6 sets compared with juju's 9 and juju did start to look a bit tired in the third against momo. although i think juju deserves to be #1 after being in the finals of all 4 slams, i would love to see sharapova get to #1. afterall everyone was saying she might have been a one slam wonder but she proved hre doubters wrongs by winning USO.

Aaron68
Nov 10th, 2006, 08:55 PM
Except for Maria's first service game, Justine didn't show that she was capable of handling the Siberian's serve during the USO Final. I believe that Masha's serve has improved since then, believe it or not.

Also, Justine just looked a little (lot) out of it today. Maybe she's tired, I don't know. But if she plays like that tomorrow, she will get whomped.

Masha in two.

MistyGrey
Nov 10th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Justine will have to play a lot better if she wants to wins this thing.
head says Maria, heart says justine.

star
Nov 10th, 2006, 09:06 PM
I think Maria will win, she's just been playing better recently. Anything can happen though, really.

morningglory
Nov 10th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Masha! Masha'll win it!
In str8's too! :D

Lefty.
Nov 10th, 2006, 09:14 PM
I'm torn. :sad: I just hope for a good match between my faves. :bounce:

narrisch
Nov 10th, 2006, 09:14 PM
Head says Maria, heart says Justine...allez

PLP
Nov 10th, 2006, 09:15 PM
I see Maria winning this title, really JUJU looked very vulnerable today. I think it's hers to lose!

StarDuvallGrant
Nov 10th, 2006, 09:16 PM
Go Maria :clap2: I think she'll win.

faboozadoo15
Nov 10th, 2006, 10:30 PM
I bet Juju is having nightmares about that huge lead she blew against Elena at IW...lol. If not for that match she would have the #1 now by a slim lead :devil:

maria should be equally upset about the french open....

doris_hdz
Nov 10th, 2006, 10:33 PM
Good luck JuJu....go!!!

Buitenzorg
Nov 10th, 2006, 10:46 PM
Justine 2-6 6-4 7-5

flyingmachine
Nov 10th, 2006, 10:48 PM
Justine in 3 sets.

Dexter
Nov 10th, 2006, 10:59 PM
Please Justine :scared:

Vincey!
Nov 10th, 2006, 11:05 PM
Masha :worship:

mboyle
Nov 10th, 2006, 11:19 PM
Maria beats Justine to bring the H2H down to a 4-3 advantage to J2H.
Maria will beat Amelie in the final to bring that H2H down to a 3-2 advantage to Mauresmo.

Nicky2002
Nov 10th, 2006, 11:49 PM
hope justine wins

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Nov 10th, 2006, 11:49 PM
Maria is on 19 match win streak im sure she can make it 20 & 21 this week and win her 6th title of year and her 2nd YEC & clinch the year-end #1 Ranking

akosiirwyn
Nov 10th, 2006, 11:56 PM
vamos masha!

metamorpha
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:08 AM
Every semifinal looks balance. But I think Masha will win this still....

and will meet Kimmy at final.

Sharapova's_Boy
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:08 AM
Davai Masha. :D

Si_Hi
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:46 AM
wow, it's a good thing when people don't vote justine.
:lol:

Si_Hi
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:48 AM
Allez, Justine!

TenFan335
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:54 AM
Go Pova!!!

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 11th, 2006, 12:56 AM
MARIA will win :drool: :bounce:

lk89
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:09 AM
I think Maria will win this one but I think it will be a really good match.

Mightymirza
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:10 AM
Well my head says sharpy..:o but heart still with the fiesty belgian!! I woudnt care much though about YEC and year end no 1 rank..Shes already done it in past!! Lets go Wimbledon next yr :devil:

IceHock
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:13 AM
Well lets see, Justine is very hard to ace, I expect breaks in this match, and Justine has been hitting the ball harder than usual, I like her in 3.

selyoink
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:17 AM
I'll go with Henin-Hardenne

CDGS22
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:21 AM
Should be a great match, to bad for those of us in America won't be able to watch it!:fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Dawn Marie
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:29 AM
Justine didn't play bad at all. She hit some AMAZING shots. Amelie was not giving up and kept her cool. Also Momo is stronger opponent for Justine's style.

I say Juju in 3. She is quicker on her feet than Masha and has the ability to move the ball around. Something tells me 6/3 5/7 6/3 for Justine.

pooh14
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:57 AM
oh dear justine, why did you lose the tiebreaker. Not only you made hingis out, but you might also jeorpadize your #no1 ranking.

now i really hope justine will pull her best performance today. It doesnt matter if she doesnt have energy in the finals, just play her best in the semis.

Parsley
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:02 AM
Justine recently you lost a good amount of your fighting spirit. Please regroup and win convincingly tomorrow.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:11 AM
Can anyone explain this...

Justine needs to win tomorrow to be assure of #1 spot right?

What happens if she loses tomorrow, but Maria does not win the YEC??? Who would be #1 then? Justine?

Cator
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:46 AM
What time is this match tomorrow in EST time zone?

golo
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:51 AM
8 am est

einna
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:55 AM
justine! please win...

ioni
Nov 11th, 2006, 06:29 AM
go masha , you can beat justine ! ;)

RJWCapriati
Nov 11th, 2006, 06:39 AM
Henin

6-3, 7-6

bellascarlett
Nov 11th, 2006, 09:24 AM
8 am est

What?? This early?!

rrfnpump
Nov 11th, 2006, 09:37 AM
hopefully Maria can win this and then goes on to win the tournament

another Mauresmo v Henin-Hardenne finals would just be :weirdo: and :yawn:

HenryMag.
Nov 11th, 2006, 10:13 AM
Maria will win in 3 sets.

shirley
Nov 11th, 2006, 10:20 AM
Maria will win in three sets

Shoulderpova
Nov 11th, 2006, 11:10 AM
hopefully Maria can win this and then goes on to win the tournament

another Mauresmo v Henin-Hardenne finals would just be :weirdo: and :yawn:

Ich bin mit dir ganz einer meinung :( :banghead:

Allez-H
Nov 11th, 2006, 11:24 AM
Oooooh, I've been fearing this one :unsure: Maria just looks so damn scary right now and Justine too inconsistent ...

Allez Justine I guess :scared: