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LudwigDvorak
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:00 AM
YAY!!!!!

You go girl!

UDACHi
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:02 AM
how does she remain so cool when closing things out? not once have i ever seen elena screw up the slightest lead. it's really sensational.

miffedmax
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:02 AM
Good win. Lena L. always plays Lena tough.

(BTW, congrats to Lena L on her fans on the AO title). But on to the quarters for our Lena.

Derek.
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:03 AM
From 6-3 4-0 to 6-3 4-5. :o

Nice job Elena! :yeah:

itzhak
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:03 AM
Lena, You like drama, ah?....

UncleZeke
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:07 AM
Now Elena plays Vinci, who has won 5 in row here,
Peng, Rolle, Yan, Dani and Bremond.

Dementinator
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:09 AM
Well DOne Lena D ,usual drama ,never gonna make it simple ,HOWEVER , tough matches is what you need and you didnt take us to 3 sets at least.

Sorry Liko ,good try ,and valiant attempt at taking Lena into familiar territory ,the fabled 3rd set ,but then had that happened ,well ,you know how the story goes ,one of two ways , you get bageled ,or get a nice lead only to see the Golden One suddenly stage a come back not seen since Christ shifted the stone back and wandered out of his cave. Either way ,you woulda been screwed.

Liko made it interesting and kept face ,but ultimately ,the result was written in stone today Liko, YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED!

selyoink
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:10 AM
Glad Lena won. She almost choked that second set though.

I'm glad Elena L. got her first win of the year the round before. I just wish didn't have to play Lena in the second round.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:13 AM
Do it better with Vinci .

LudwigDvorak
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:15 AM
Well DOne Lena D ,usual drama ,never gonna make it simple ,HOWEVER , tough matches is what you need and you didnt take us to 3 sets at least.

Sorry Liko ,good try ,and valiant attempt at taking Lena into familiar territory ,the fabled 3rd set ,but then had that happened ,well ,you know how the story goes ,one of two ways , you get bageled ,or get a nice lead only to see the Golden One suddenly stage a come back not seen since Christ shifted the stone back and wandered out of his cave. Either way ,you woulda been screwed.

Liko made it interesting and kept face ,but ultimately ,the result was written in stone today Liko, YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED!

:lol: You're amusing. Hey, is Elena's official site working for you? It hasn't been working for me since the match had started.

Wayn77
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:24 AM
Well well Queen Lena cleans up in straight sets!!! :eek: :cool:

good fight from LenaL :smooch:

No Name Face
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:34 AM
lena :rolleyes:

but i mean, good job, you won in straights?

-jenks-
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:40 AM
Congrats Elena!! one step closer to defending your title! :D

Prizeidiot
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:53 AM
Alright, nice start :)

And more blogging!

ctan88
Feb 1st, 2007, 06:06 AM
Congrats Elena D ...

azmad_88
Feb 1st, 2007, 06:16 AM
good jovb

Dexter
Feb 1st, 2007, 06:16 AM
Good fight Lena :hug:

Josh.
Feb 1st, 2007, 06:29 AM
:)

ioni
Feb 1st, 2007, 06:31 AM
Elena L :sad:

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 1st, 2007, 06:42 AM
Lena D :D

Lena L :sad:

Ben.
Feb 1st, 2007, 06:48 AM
Congrats Lena D, nice way to start off your title defence with a win :yeah:

Bad luck Lena L, hope she can do better in her next event :)

Viktymise
Feb 1st, 2007, 08:15 AM
:banana: Well done lena, great draw for the semi's now too, lena matches wouldn't be lena matches without a bit of drama :lol:

Foot's Fingers
Feb 1st, 2007, 09:11 AM
Congrats Lena D

Lena L :hug:

Hashim.
Feb 1st, 2007, 09:16 AM
:hearts: :hearts:

Beny
Feb 1st, 2007, 09:34 AM
:)
but I like three setters better than chokes...though you managed to win today
..on the other hand, tough matches is what she needs
Good luck against Vinci;)! ..and don`t underestimate her.

Bolero
Feb 1st, 2007, 11:29 AM
A good beginning and a good ending. And even a bit of the drama that we Lena fans secretly all love. (It's kind of love-hate-affair, but we take it fondly as long as it has a good ending.)
Lena L. :hug: At least you made your first win of the season this week.
Lena D. be aware of Vinci, see seems to enjoy the court of Tokyo a lot.

.Andrew.
Feb 1st, 2007, 11:34 AM
Yay Lena D! :woohoo:

Lena L :sad:

Pilongo
Feb 1st, 2007, 12:23 PM
It was a good result for Elena D., but that's just starting, she has to be concentrated she needs to do well here, but that was a pretty good start.

goldenlox
Feb 1st, 2007, 12:40 PM
I still don't know if either player is playing well.

kinglear
Feb 1st, 2007, 01:14 PM
how does she remain so cool when closing things out? not once have i ever seen elena screw up the slightest lead. it's really sensational.


Are you kidding? I'm glad she won. Lena D got a bye for the 1st Round, right?

LudwigDvorak
Feb 1st, 2007, 01:22 PM
Yes.

1R - Bye 60 60
2R - Likhovtseva 63 75
QF - Vinci
SF - Hingis/Stosur
F - Jankovic/Ivanovic/Sugiyama/Sharapova

Not bad, I guess. I'd be scared of either Jankovic or Sharapova in the final though.

goldenlox
Feb 1st, 2007, 01:34 PM
She has a very good draw at a Tier I. But she had a great draw to the semis in Melbourne.

miffedmax
Feb 1st, 2007, 01:38 PM
Have you people learned nothing? NEVER say Lena has a good draw.

goldenlox
Feb 1st, 2007, 01:48 PM
You have to analyze the draw. If she screws it up, it's on her.

-Makiri-
Feb 1st, 2007, 01:57 PM
Elena :)

LudwigDvorak
Feb 1st, 2007, 04:29 PM
It really is her fault if she screws up a good draw. She had a good one last year here, as well. Srebotnik, Vaidisova, Myskina, Hingis; she was already 2-2 with Hingis, taking the last two times, she's beaten Myskina enough, was 4-0 against Srebotnik...

Funny, 3/4 of those aren't back here again.

miffedmax
Feb 1st, 2007, 04:32 PM
Hey, didn't you read the superstition thread?

Lena never has an easy draw.

goldenlox
Feb 1st, 2007, 04:38 PM
No, you have to win no matter what the draw is. And when it's a draw like this, you have to win, or goodbye top 10.

UDACHi
Feb 1st, 2007, 04:41 PM
No, you have to win no matter what the draw is. And when it's a draw like this, you have to win, or goodbye top 10.

i'm glad someone else agrees with me on this. :worship:

this week is uber important, and an early screwup just isn't acceptable.

LudwigDvorak
Feb 1st, 2007, 04:50 PM
If Elena loses in the quarterfinal she'd still be #8 in the world, unless Jankovic wins the title or makes the final, then she's #9. So not goodbye top 10...yet.

That said, I'm disappointed with anything less than a title this week.

DevilishAttitude
Feb 1st, 2007, 04:53 PM
So much for everyone saying Likhovtseva was out of her slump.

I wish Elena had retired last year :sad:

goldenlox
Feb 1st, 2007, 04:59 PM
Elena just won an AO mixed title. She's happy she's back this year.

Dementinator
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:00 PM
So much for everyone saying Likhovtseva was out of her slump.

I wish Elena had retired last year :sad:



Losing to Lena D is hardly a "slump" I am quite a fan of Liko ,followed her for longer than Lena D ,but she isnt, and never was anywhere NEAR Lena Ds league ,not even close ,so losing to her is not a disgrace , even if you cant stand Lena D ,you have to accept shes light years ahead of Liko , thats fact ,like it or not. Had Lena D lost ,woulda been her own fault , not inspired play by Liko . Liko will be win more matches ,that I am sure and she can be a threat at times ,but not to the top ten.

I<3Myskina
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:15 PM
Yeah great news!

Looks like she's gonna make the semi's pretty easily now she's playing Qualifier Vinci

miffedmax
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:19 PM
Elena never does anything easily. But yes, she should move through.

Tenis Srbija
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:21 PM
Nice Lena D :yeah:

Second round isn't bad Lena L :hug:

Pixie
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:22 PM
Good match Elena D

The Daviator
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:22 PM
Elena :yeah:

DevilishAttitude
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:23 PM
Losing to Lena D is hardly a "slump" I am quite a fan of Liko ,followed her for longer than Lena D ,but she isnt, and never was anywhere NEAR Lena Ds league ,not even close ,so losing to her is not a disgrace , even if you cant stand Lena D ,you have to accept shes light years ahead of Liko , thats fact ,like it or not. Had Lena D lost ,woulda been her own fault , not inspired play by Liko . Liko will be win more matches ,that I am sure and she can be a threat at times ,but not to the top ten.

When did I compare her to Dementieva?

And if Lena L is no why near the league of Dementieva than why has she won her twice? :confused:

I don't care about Dementieva.

Where? Lena's 1-4 this season. Hardly inspiring.

For someone who is supposedly a Likhovtseva fan, your post is amazingly disrespectful.

goldenlox
Feb 1st, 2007, 05:25 PM
2 of those 4 losses are to Lena D and Dinara, who are both in the 7-12 range.
That loss in Melbourne was bad, but she won mixed, so it was a good tournament for Lena.

gmak
Feb 1st, 2007, 07:29 PM
congrats alyona :hearts: :hug: :yeah: a little close in the end :scared:
good luck against Vinci ;)

good fight from lena L :D congrats on your first win of 2007 :)

goldenlox
Feb 1st, 2007, 07:51 PM
If Elena loses in the quarterfinal she'd still be #8 in the world, unless Jankovic wins the title or makes the final, then she's #9. So not goodbye top 10...yet.

That said, I'm disappointed with anything less than a title this week.
There are a lot of players playing Paris and Antwerp. With the new points system, rankings will change.

LudwigDvorak
Feb 1st, 2007, 08:03 PM
I said "yet." For one more week, at least, Elena is top 10. Thank God Elena only has to defend quarterfinal points in Paris.

Escape
Feb 1st, 2007, 08:14 PM
Well done Lena D :yeah: :D

Kai
Feb 1st, 2007, 08:18 PM
Lena D :yeah: :D

tobi
Feb 2nd, 2007, 12:00 AM
Congrats Lena D :)

Lena L :(

Still a great effort

win the doubles now ;)

swissmisshingis
Feb 2nd, 2007, 12:01 AM
Yay! Congrats Lena :hearts:

Rtael
Feb 2nd, 2007, 12:12 AM
Well at least Likky won a match... :p