View Full Version : Sydney 1R: (6) Dementieva faces (Q) Ai Sugiyama

Jan 7th, 2007, 12:33 PM
Who will win this encounter? :) Dementieva's won their last three encounters, but bothof the last ones have gone to three sets. But they haven't meant since 2004!

Dementieva leads 3-2
2004 Zurich - Dementieva 6-1 5-7 7-5
2003 Shanghai Dementieva 6-1 3-6 6-3
2002 Linz Dementieva 6-1 6-4
2002 Los Angeles Sugiyama 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5
2002 Rome Sugiyama 6-4 7-5

Jan 7th, 2007, 12:45 PM
dementieva in 2, 4 and 4

Jan 7th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Sugi in 3. She's about do for an upset :bounce: 7-5, 2-6 6-4

Jan 7th, 2007, 12:47 PM
As far as I can remember Dementieva always has had problems with playing in Australia due to the heat. I think that Ai has her chance ;)

Jan 7th, 2007, 12:47 PM
Sorry to Lena but I want Ai to win 100% :yippee:

Ganbatte! :music: :rocker2:

Jan 7th, 2007, 12:50 PM
Elena will win :angel:

Jan 7th, 2007, 12:53 PM
Ganbatte Ai-chan!!

Dementieva more or less has crap starts to the new season. ;)

Jan 7th, 2007, 12:54 PM
Of course Elena will win. ;)
Lena is in a good form. ;)

I think: Lena def. Sugi 7-5 6-2

Jan 7th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Dementieva in style:
6-0 6-7 7-5

Jan 7th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Ai doesn't play well at the beginning of the year. Elena in 2.

Jan 7th, 2007, 01:07 PM
I hope, and predict, Elena will win, but it can honestly go either way. And what's with the heat thing and Elena? She had heat illness in the Australian Open once. Anyway. Ai has had much worse starts to the season than Elena has had in awhile. Elena is the better player and not past her prime (I hope). I love both players dearly, but I want Elena to make the semifinal.

I voted for Elena in three. Nothing better than to start the tour with one of her trademark three set victories.

Jan 7th, 2007, 01:37 PM
Go Ai :banana:

Jan 7th, 2007, 02:15 PM
Who will win this encounter? :) Dementieva's won their last three encounters, but both of the last ones have gone to three sets. But they haven't meant since 2004!
Well duh, it's Lena we're talking about. :p

I think she'll win this one easier though. I don't have high expectations for the Australian part of her season.

The Dawntreader
Jan 7th, 2007, 02:19 PM
I would probably still say Dementieva in 2. Ai is still a pretty tough first round, but she's not the consistent threat she was at her best in 2003-04. If Elena is a litle rusty, and has the customary wobbles on serve, then maybe Ai could create some winning chances for herself, but i just think elena is too mobile along the baseline and too fierce in the groundstroke department. Its hard to see how Ai will hit through Dementieva..........

Dementieva in 2:)

Jan 7th, 2007, 02:22 PM
Well, it's time for another year of reverse mojo. Elena has no chance.

Jan 7th, 2007, 02:23 PM
Lena in 3, she was in good form in HK, her serve is looking better, she may take a while to adjust to conditions and to the court so i think she may drop the 1st set but she'll still win ;)

Jan 7th, 2007, 02:24 PM
Elena will win. :)

Jan 7th, 2007, 02:25 PM
I always feel like when Elena beats someone a few times in a row there is a loss just around the corner, and when she loses a few times in a row she'll suddenly get a win out of nowhere.

Jan 7th, 2007, 03:48 PM
Lena in 3, 6-4 3-6 6-2

Jan 7th, 2007, 03:56 PM
i hope Ai ! :)

Jan 7th, 2007, 04:00 PM
Lena should win this one in 2.

Jan 7th, 2007, 04:00 PM
Dementieva should to win in 2 :)

Jan 7th, 2007, 04:02 PM
Elena Dementieva in three topsy-turvy, nerve-janging sets. :D

Jan 7th, 2007, 04:05 PM
Ai can do it! 6-2 7-5 :rocker:

Jan 7th, 2007, 06:48 PM
Elena in 3

6-3 4-6 6-1

Jan 7th, 2007, 06:58 PM
Vamos Elena .

She wins in two sets . I hope

Jan 7th, 2007, 07:00 PM
elena in two

Jan 7th, 2007, 07:10 PM
it will probably go three, but no epic battle or anything for elena THIS early in the season. :p

5-7 6-2 6-3 dementieva.

Jan 7th, 2007, 07:36 PM
Lena is three.

Jan 7th, 2007, 07:37 PM
Ai in 3

6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Jan 7th, 2007, 08:41 PM
It will be a tough task but I think Ai is gonna take this one. She has three solid matches under her belt and she usually plays well against Dementieva. Go Ai!

You can't underestimate Ai in these matches as many tend to do.

Jan 7th, 2007, 09:30 PM
I hope Ai! :)

Jan 7th, 2007, 09:39 PM
Lena in 2

Jan 7th, 2007, 09:54 PM
Come on Ai!

Jan 7th, 2007, 09:57 PM
I think Dementieva will win in two sets.
I hope she can get same matchpractise and perform better Down Under than she normally does. :(

Jan 7th, 2007, 10:10 PM
Elena 4-6 7-5 6-2

Tenis Srbija
Jan 7th, 2007, 10:13 PM
OH SHIT!!! I adore them both :awww: :awww:

Jan 7th, 2007, 10:16 PM
Lena in 3 sets. just gotta a feeling the match will go the distance with a lot of running & panting.

Jan 7th, 2007, 10:26 PM
I think the Golden Goddess will win in 3 sets after a slow start.

Jan 7th, 2007, 11:00 PM
Ai in 3

Jan 7th, 2007, 11:39 PM
I like both of them....this should be fun

Jan 7th, 2007, 11:39 PM
Both are notoriously inconsistent and recently have had terrible starts to the seasons. So the outcome's a genuine 50-50. But Ai having had 3 matches could turn things her way. This match would be a bookie's nightmare ;)

Jan 7th, 2007, 11:54 PM
Ai will win