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Viktymise
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:21 PM
:sad: lena played well just lost a few crucial points. It was a great match at times lots of brilliant rallies and it could have gone either way, lena is in good form and i think she's in good stead going into Aus :)

Dementinator
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:22 PM
not a bad scoreline indeed.

Lena seems to be in some sort of reasonable form...

Geertvg
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:23 PM
Masha lost a set :eek:

Good result Elena, good win Masha! Looking forward to a Clijsters - Sharapova final :devil:

Ben.
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:24 PM
well done masha :yeah: into the final of the gold group now (even if it's an exho) not too shaby :D

bad luck lena :sad: good luck in sydney & the AO :D

Rerun
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:24 PM
Lena in a good form. What a beautiful notice.
There are my two favourite players

Viktymise
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:24 PM
not a bad scoreline indeed.

Lena seems to be in some sort of reasonable form...

Well she played alot better than at YEC against Maria so thats something :) i ope she keeps it up, she really enjoyed herself i think aswell out there

Beny
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:24 PM
I`m happy if it was a good match.
But a lot of people said Masha wasn`t playing great tennis currently. So Lena should have beaten her...
Never mind.Good luck in Sydney and Melbourne!

Rerun
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:29 PM
Can you post the match's stats?
Lena's double faults?

Kipling
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:31 PM
Masha! :hearts:

AnywhereButHome
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:34 PM
Well done Maria!:kiss:
Good luck into the final!:wavey:

ImaVeggie
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:44 PM
Maria may not have been playing that great but the important thing is that she was still able to pull it together to win the match.

Viktymise
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:49 PM
Maria may not have been playing that great but the important thing is that she was still able to pull it together to win the match.

She wasn't playing that bad

santhuruu
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:57 PM
Well Sharapova was just to strong, but good effort of Elena Dementieva. Good luck in the finals Sharapova!

SloKid
Jan 5th, 2007, 01:05 PM
I want to see how Lena does, when actually in Australia with her track record there in the past not being all that.

No Name Face
Jan 5th, 2007, 01:38 PM
it's okay lena, just save the win against MS for the AO quarterfinals or something ;) :p

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 5th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Masha :woohoo:

Mercredi
Jan 5th, 2007, 01:44 PM
When is the Clijsters/Kuznetsova match?

ayusania
Jan 5th, 2007, 01:46 PM
maria lost a set?! but anyways im happy dat she won!

Sefo
Jan 5th, 2007, 01:48 PM
But a lot of people said Masha wasn`t playing great tennis currently. So Lena should have beaten her...

I don't think Masha wants to force too much in an exhibition tourney. She needs her body and energy in Australia.

xan
Jan 5th, 2007, 01:51 PM
Maria won a three setter against Dementieva!

With Elena's 3 set stats, that's an achievement.

Viktymise
Jan 5th, 2007, 01:54 PM
When is the Clijsters/Kuznetsova match?

Its Clijsters - Schnyder and its already in play with Schnyder up a set and Clijsters up a break 3-2 in the 2nd ;)

soccerjock
Jan 5th, 2007, 01:56 PM
sounds like a good match. hard luck dementieva!

Kai
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:01 PM
bad luck elena ;) :)

womensrights
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:03 PM
This was a really good match!Both players played great tennis.Maria is moving better than i've ever seen her and to take down Elena in 3 sets is never easy. Looks like shen worked really hard in the off season. Elena served really well for her also. I expect great 2007 from both girls!

KClijsters
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:34 PM
some people are telling she wasn't playing good, others are telling she played really good .... but it doesn't matter.... the important thing is that she won.

So congrats Maria ! :)

Niunia
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:55 PM
:sad:

Viktymise
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:55 PM
some people are telling she wasn't playing good, others are telling she played really good .... but it doesn't matter.... the important thing is that she won.

So congrats Maria ! :)

Neither played at their best but neither of them played badly either. The weren't giving it everything since it was only an Exo but they were taking it seriously enough. They were both hitting the ball so hard and both coming up with :eek: winners, if we get this match up at AO it should be :drool: on the Rebound Ace surface, if the real lena shows up of course

Plus lena's serve have improved since last year, its still not a huge weapon but its a bit more consistent :)

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Well done Maria :D

P_Fer
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Nice win Masha! Keep it up!

I'm glad to hear that they have both improved

jazar
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:18 PM
go masha keep it up:worship:

Piggy
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:22 PM
:yeah: maria

miffedmax
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:23 PM
Hopefully this, with the win in LA, is a sign that Lena will be more competitive with TOB in the future.

Sounds like a good match for both of them.

Lefty.
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:29 PM
:yeah: Masha :yeah:

:hug: Lena :hug:

ioni
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:34 PM
Maria :bounce: :bounce:

KV
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Masha :)
Lena :hug:

gary
Jan 5th, 2007, 04:04 PM
Masha :banana: :yeah:
not in her best form,but still a good win :D
good luck in final and back in your best form in AO :)

good effort Lena :hug:

meggz_star
Jan 5th, 2007, 04:13 PM
Good job Maria :D
Lena :hug:

Derek.
Jan 5th, 2007, 06:09 PM
At least you won, Masha. :)

Andy.
Jan 5th, 2007, 07:40 PM
Yay wooo hoo Well done Masha :D

hablo
Jan 5th, 2007, 07:46 PM
c'mon lena! :mad:

Kitten63
Jan 5th, 2007, 08:22 PM
Congrats Masha!
Good effort Lena.

gmak
Jan 5th, 2007, 08:35 PM
congrats masha :D
good fight lena :hug:

faboozadoo15
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:17 PM
it's okay lena, just save the win against MS for the AO quarterfinals or something ;) :p

:haha: dementieva beating maria in a MAJOR. oy vey. a hoot.

I<3Myskina
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:27 PM
Nice result for LenaD even though it's not a win.

Seems she is in good form for the Aussie Open!

Lets hope its not another 1st defeat! LOVE YOU ELENA!

akosiirwyn
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:39 PM
come on masha, take it all! unless you play kim, hopefully kim will win her final wwcc..

LudwigDvorak
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:46 PM
So it's 7-3 in their H2H, if we include Hong Kong. Three of those Sharapova wins are three setters. It amazes me Dementieva's never won a three setter against Sharapova. And the weird part is that Elena won the first set in each three cases. So weird.

And I also noticed, all three times Elena beat Sharapova, Elena won the tournament. Interesting trivia for you.

I guess it's a good score. I hope it'll be 4-6 6-2 6-3 in Elena's favor in Australia, or one of those Slams this year.

Adal
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:50 PM
So it's 7-3 in their H2H, if we include Hong Kong. Three of those Sharapova wins are three setters. It amazes me Dementieva's never won a three setter against Sharapova. And the weird part is that Elena won the first set in each three cases. So weird.

And I also noticed, all three times Elena beat Sharapova, Elena won the tournament. Interesting trivia for you.

I guess it's a good score. I hope it'll be 4-6 6-2 6-3 in Elena's favor in Australia, or one of those Slams this year.

Dementieva beat Sharapova here in 2005 67 63 61, so she it's the only 3 setter she won against Maria.

Josh.
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:01 PM
lena :sad::hug: good 1st set tho

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:04 PM
How Did Lena Serve ??

WIMBLY2004
Jan 5th, 2007, 11:14 PM
it's okay lena, just save the win against MS for the AO quarterfinals or something ;) :p

She has to get to the quarterfinal first, which she has never been able to do :lol:

LudwigDvorak
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:16 AM
It amazes me the animosity between Sharapova and Dementieva fans.

ImaVeggie
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:21 AM
It amazes me the animosity between Sharapova and Dementieva fans.

It amazes me the animosity between anyone's fans, period. We all love tennis so... Can't we all just get along?

Lefty.
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:27 AM
It amazes me the animosity between Sharapova and Dementieva fans.

There are some fans who like both players though. :D

Dominic
Jan 6th, 2007, 01:26 AM
It amazes me the animosity between anyone's fans, period. We all love tennis so... Can't we all just get along?

omg i think i love you!:kiss:

fusion
Jan 6th, 2007, 01:41 AM
Good win for Maria :) Also encouraging to see Elena run here close and even steal a set

bellascarlett
Jan 6th, 2007, 02:10 AM
Masha! :yeah:

Glad you fought for it! :D Good Luck in the final! :)

F-R-E-A-K
Jan 6th, 2007, 02:27 AM
Masha :kiss: :hearts: :drool: :worship:

Elena :kiss: :hug:

Corswandt
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:54 AM
A match played at a decent level, even more so for an exho - not as many virtuosic rallies as in the Clijsters vs Schnyder match, but also not quite as many needless errors.

Lena showed here and there a few glimpses of the Lena of late 2005, which, when I look back at it now, was probably her peak, at least as to her defensive skills (what usually doomeed her in the end back then were the DFs and nothing else): superb ROS which fully absorbed the impact of Maria's serve, and Lena's ability to hit with power, depth and accuracy while on the move and/or from defensive positions has no equal on the women's Tour.

Lena has about 80% of Maria's firepower, but Maria has only 20% of Lena's mobility. So in high intensity rallies, the advantage should almost always lay with Lena D., right? Not quite - not only can Maria be more consistent when it matters, she also has a better idea of how to string shots to win a rally, which evens out things a bit. Lena D. constructed a handful of brilliant points, but she's still on autopilot by default, even though her performance today was still much better than the usual on that regard.

steffiforever
Jan 6th, 2007, 04:13 AM
what time does the final start at the pacific time zone???

Prizeidiot
Jan 6th, 2007, 04:21 AM
Well at least it wasn't 6-1 6-1 or something like that.

I'd guess Elena is in some kind of form with that scoreline, so I'm hoping she can make it to say, the 4th round in Melbourne before we start to think about her doing some real damage.

perseus2006
Jan 6th, 2007, 04:24 AM
what time does the final start at the pacific time zone???


at 10:30 Pacific Time.