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soccerjock
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Great fight from Safina. Great comeback also from Safina, Peer was leading 64 52 i think, Just hope Safina has something left for final against Hingis and the re-match of Rome 2006 final!

santhuruu
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:57 AM
Woowwwwa Safina, great job, definetely good for her confidence getting such a big match under her bealt, I hope she will be fit enough for the final! HISHI DINARA!

LefandePatty
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:58 AM
Well done Dinara!

oren987
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:58 AM
Shahar was leading 5-1 in the 2nd set :sad: Poor Shahar

gumoll
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:59 AM
Dinara :D

Shahar :o

if not the rain break :o

Drimal
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:03 AM
What a comeback from Dinara! :bowdown: :woohoo:

I was doing home work and checked the score on livescore.com: Shahar was leading 6:4 5:1 and I was almost sure Dinara was going to lose. About 50 minutes later I checked again and couldn't believe my eyes: Dinara leading 4:6 7:6(1) 5:0 :eek: :bolt:

Good luck in final Dinara, you great fighter! :bounce:

Adal
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:04 AM
Dinara :)
Time to remember your match against Sharapova.

So Disrespectful
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:05 AM
Thankyou Dinara :D

Daniela takes the 15th Australian Open seed :)

Josh.
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:06 AM
jesus.. nice fight dinara :D

shahar , unlucky.. VERY

Geertvg
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:06 AM
Good fight Dinara!

Nice choke Shahar... Rain break wasn't long, but sure killed your rhythm. I guess you'll learn from this :yeah:

Josh.
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:07 AM
Thankyou Dinara :D

Daniela takes the 15th Australian Open seed :)

:rocker2:

sapir1434
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:07 AM
This rain... :sad: Poor Shahar, she must be so disappointed. :hug:
Great fight Dinara, good luck in the final :yeah:

Josh.
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:09 AM
im surprised that they had a rain break.
i went on wednesday and it was raining fairly heavy in the morning and there is a large canvas roof over centre court.. im confused about how it got in.. must have been going sideways :lol:

VasVas
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:09 AM
unlucky Shahar..

I<3Myskina
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:10 AM
It was 6-4 5-1 to peer. Then there was a rain delay, and Safina came back to win!

Great win for her!

Should be a good rematch of Rome 06. Hingis hasn't had a much time by far on court than safina has...

Good luck Safina in the final!

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:11 AM
OMG im so fooking happy :woohoo:

I left to go out for dinner with Safina down a set and like 4-2 or something and i was worried for Safina but she showed her fight and her greatness to get through :woohoo: :worship: :hug:

goldenlox
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:13 AM
Dinara was down 1-5 in the third to Sharapova at RG and bounced her.
It's good that Dinara doesn't quit when she's close to a loss.

ioni
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:14 AM
Dinara ! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

ioni
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:15 AM
Dinara was down 1-5 in the third to Sharapova at RG and bounced her.
It's good that Dinara doesn't quit when she's close to a loss.

:tape:

lilimi
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:15 AM
:bounce: dinara! good fight:bigclap:! i hope you won't be too tired tomorow! watching the score at the rain delay i dreamt she'd commit a 'sharapova' again and she did it!!!great girl!:worship:

The Jabberwock
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:17 AM
Good tournament for Shahar. I'm sure she learned from this game that she is not the only fighter on the tour. ;)

Good luck to Dinara in the final. I wish her to take the title.:wavey:

The Dawntreader
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:18 AM
Go Dinara!:D :bounce:

Great resiliance, Safina has come such a long way mentally since her petulant ways in 03-05. Great fight:)

Peer though:help: I just hope she isnt bruised by this loss:sad:

lilimi
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:18 AM
i've just seen pictures on getty, it seems the match was intense! if only i've could watch it :sad:

matthias
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:19 AM
any matchpoints for Peer?

what a horrible final :rolleyes:

Ben.
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:20 AM
well done dinara :D nice comeback :yeah: this will surely no doubt give her confidence going into sydney now & the AO.

bad luck shahar. came close but not good enough, but you did pretty well in reaching the semis :)

goldenlox
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:25 AM
Dinara still has a doubles match to play.
They should have scheduled her semi first.

I hope this tournament gets blown up by the 2009 roadmap.

Josh.
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:26 AM
Dinara still has a doubles match to play.
They should have scheduled her semi first.

I hope this tournament gets blown up by the 2009 roadmap.

hmm blown up..:confused: good or bad?

goldenlox
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:27 AM
Good for tennis. Bad for this tournament.

Kai
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:27 AM
Well Done Dinara :D

Josh.
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:28 AM
Good for tennis. Bad for this tournament.

ahhh

*Jean*
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:37 AM
OMG well done Dinara I had closed the livescore when Peer was leading 5-1 in the final set...Amazing Dinara, in the final now ! And I PAWed her, so perfect! :D

Adal
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:37 AM
Well... at RG Sharapova just gave her the match. Don't about this match. But still there was a rain delay - that certanly hepled Dinara.

.Andrew.
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:43 AM
Safina :bigclap: :worship: Great fight!

Shahar :hug:

Billy Moonshine
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:54 AM
Good for Safina. I wish she didn't play so much doubles though. It must sap her energy. But maybe it is good practice. Whatever, I hope she at least takes a set of Hingis in the final.

Shoulderpova
Jan 5th, 2007, 11:23 AM
:woohoo:

RG Moonballer
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:00 PM
Great tournament for Shahar though. She's on the right path. It's very disturbing, the fact that she couldn't finish the match sooner but I guess something affected her game.

Dexter
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Dinara :banana: What a way to consolidate your Top10 position :worship:
Seems like it was one hell of a comeback in the 2nd set! :bowdown:
Take the title! :rocker2:

Shahar :hug: :awww:

Dexter
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:08 PM
Well... at RG Sharapova just gave her the match. Don't about this match. But still there was a rain delay - that certanly hepled Dinara.about rain delays... In Montreal Dinara was in front in the 2nd set (4-3*) in the SF vs Ana and hasn't won a game after the play was resumed the next day. So it's not always the case with Dinara ;)

goldenlox
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:14 PM
Great tournament for Shahar though. She's on the right path. It's very disturbing, the fact that she couldn't finish the match sooner but I guess something affected her game.She showed a lot of fight against Ivanovic. She probably tired in this match, or lost focus.
It's part of being a young player.

itzhak
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:17 PM
from wtator.com

The most impressive comeback victory of the new year came during the feature night semifinal, as No.2 seed Safina beat No.5 seed Shahar Peer, 46 76(1) 61. It was a match of two halves; Peer won the first set and stormed out to a 5-1 lead in the second, only to have her momentum halted one game later (after Safina held for 5-2) by a freak rainstorm that blew through the stadium then stopped play for five minutes as the court was dried. The match turned upon resumption and after two hours and 15 minutes, it was the Russian who prevailed.

"She was playing like No.1, I couldn’t believe it," Safina said. "Then, she had 64 51 and I just started going for my shots. I held serve then we had the rain break. I saw her and she seemed to be a little nervous, and I thought, this is it, I have to go for it. I suppose I was a little lucky, but my shots just started going in."

"I'm not happy; you can't be up 64 51, lose a match and be happy," Peer stated. "I didn't feel differently after the rain, but until 51 I was not missing anything and then I started missing. Maybe I lost concentration. I'll make sure I'm in this position again, I take advantage and close it out on my first service game."

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:02 PM
Close match, I'm sad that Shahar didn't win it...

cypher_88
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:04 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: great job Dinara!!!

Tenis Srbija
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:12 PM
Shahar what a choke :rolleyes: :smash:

Shonami Slam
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:21 PM
just to show - there is a reason why Safina is already top10, and shahar is only a potential question mark.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:26 PM
Dinara :woohoo:

goldenlox
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:33 PM
After the match, the doubles SF - Safina/Srebotnik won 61 63

KV
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:34 PM
Great fightback Dinara :)

goldenlox
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:38 PM
Dinara plays in both Gold Coast finals

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070105/capt.gld10601051202.australia_tennis_womens_hardco urt_gld106.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070105/capt.gld10101051204.australia_tennis_womens_hardco urt_gld101.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070105/capt.gld10501051207.australia_tennis_womens_hardco urt_gld105.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070105/capt.gld10301051155.australia_tennis_womens_hardco urt_gld103.jpg:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

jazar
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:39 PM
good comeback, but i did expect her to win. hopefully she can make it a decent final as hingis has had no challeneges at all so far

Foot's Fingers
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:56 PM
Dinara :banana:

Ellery
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:01 PM
Shahar :weirdo:

Or Levy
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Shahar, oy, Shahar, what a choke. She SO should have taken this, it was right there in the palm of her hand. Dammit, I feel badly for her, I hope she can rise above it, she had such a great start of the season.

I left my house when she was leading 5 2 second set and went happily to buy some clothes, came back 3 hours later to see the headlines one of the sport news websites in Israel "Painful loss for Shahar Peer" - SAY WHAT???

pooh14
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:51 PM
dinara is one of the greatest fighter in the game.

i think she fought back against maria in a similar scoreline in RG.
In Rome finals, even till the very end of the game, she was giving hingis trouble.

Uranus
Jan 5th, 2007, 04:16 PM
OMG, what a choke, Shahar! :eek:

:inlove:
Jan 5th, 2007, 04:22 PM
Shahar was very unlucky. :hug:
But fantastic fight Dinara. :inlove:

Harju.
Jan 5th, 2007, 04:25 PM
Congrats Dina :banana:
First win as a top 10 player ;) Great fight.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 5th, 2007, 05:46 PM
from wtator.com

"She was playing like No.1, I couldn’t believe it," Safina said. ".

If she also played like that against Ana then I'm less dissapointed :help:

Derek.
Jan 5th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Shahar. :sad:

I really thought you had this one. :help:

Congrats Dinara. :)

Great comeback.

gmak
Jan 5th, 2007, 06:46 PM
Dinara :woohoo: :yeah: :worship:

what a fighter :kiss:

AceTennisGrrrl
Jan 5th, 2007, 06:54 PM
Shahar :sad: But still you made the semis all the same, this year looks good for you, some more titles i expect, maybe some higher tiered ones :D

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 5th, 2007, 06:59 PM
Shahar :sad: but hey, even the best of the best have chokes :shrug: At least it wasn't in the finals of a major or anything..or to a player ranked lower than you...

Good luck in Sydney...no chokies this time :wavey::kiss:

Minotaur
Jan 5th, 2007, 06:59 PM
Good win for Dinara.

I don't think it's a choke... at all. I saw that match in RG and Dinara was able to hit the lines for about 6 games in a row. It was kinda fantastic!

And if so Peer could only lose...

Anyway bad lose for Shahar because rain delay screwed her game. Still a great tournament... She is a very good player that will get (i guess) several wins against top 10 players this year.

Kitten63
Jan 5th, 2007, 07:50 PM
Yay Dinara! Good luck in the final.

2moretogo
Jan 5th, 2007, 07:52 PM
Go Dina! Sucks for Peer though. Hopefully this will only give her motivation.

xXSarajevoXx
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:13 PM
well done Dina :yeah:

UDACHi
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:24 PM
dinara! she is such a solid and tough to beat player when she's on. :D

shahar is doing well for herself, but her struggles to close out the girls ranked higher than her in the past half year or so are startling.

jonny84
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:26 PM
Close scoreline there............

Shame that Shahar couldn't take it.

Escape
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:32 PM
Dinara :yeah:
Great comeback

SAEKeithSerena
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:45 PM
what a comeback. VERY reminiscent of her match vs. Sharapova at The French Open in 2006. what guts!

iPatty
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:48 PM
dina. :hearts: you're on tv tonight. :drool: