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Natalicious
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:23 PM
omfg :eek: :worship:

congrats tamira :bowdown:

what a comeback, i'm so happy right now :bounce:

lena :hug:

Dexter
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:23 PM
Fantastic! :bounce:

Hayato
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:23 PM
Dementieva :smash: Should have won this match.

Russianboy
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:24 PM
thank you fucking rain :o :sad:
lenaaaa, you played so well last week :bigcry:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:24 PM
Yeeeeeeeeees! :woohoo:
And just before the rain :D
Tamira :worship:

saint2
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:24 PM
congratulations, Tamira...You really have a great Talent...

Lena...Im so sory for you...But im happy that grass season is over for her

Freakan
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:24 PM
My sweet little Tamirka :hearts: :banana: :woohoo:

John.
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:24 PM
Congrats Tamira :eek:

Lena :smash:

lets_party!
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:24 PM
:sad::hysteric:
onoo!!!!!1

Vaidisova
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:24 PM
Congrats Tamira!!! She played so well!

Knew you could go far here -- now keep going!

Effy
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:24 PM
expected win :yeah:

Demska
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:25 PM
Rain. :fiery:

Lena played so well yesturday. Put these things happen.

Hopefully lena can use these matches she has played well in, espeically cutting down on the DF's to the US hardcourt season.

Congrats Tamira!

Ben.
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:25 PM
bad luck lena :hug:

congrats tamira :)

ViennaCalling
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:25 PM
Tamira :woohoo: :aparty:

She got broken only 1 (!!!!!!) time today and she served it out to 0 :eek: :worship:

You're such a talent. Whole Austria is proud of you :hug:

:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Top 40 to come :rocker2:

Elena :hug:

Il Primo!
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:25 PM
Yeah! Bravo Tamira :worship:

Chunchun
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:25 PM
f- pathetic :mad:

Dexter
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:26 PM
Rain. :fiery:

Lena played so well yesturday. Put these things happen.

Hopefully lena can use these matches she has played well in, espeically cutting down on the DF's to the US hardcourt season.

Congrats Tamira!So they broke with tradition? :bolt: :speakles:

~~*Elena.D*~~
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:27 PM
:help:

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:27 PM
yipeeeeeeeeeeee

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XWIM158063013_lower.jpg

Demska
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:27 PM
So they broke with tradition? :bolt: :speakles:

:haha:

Friday then.

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:27 PM
Tamira :worship: Alot of UE's though, but Elena's serve was worse! :cool:

Tamira vs Kuzy now! :D

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:27 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XWIM159063013_lower.jpg

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:28 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XWIM160063013_lower.jpg

Iceland
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:28 PM
The rain surely helped her, but God, it's still an awesome performance ! She is already ready to play the best players at such a young age ! Congrats Tamira, lovely use of a good draw.
You know what you have to do now ;) ... Take Kuz' out !

RND
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:28 PM
I said that...Tamira would make R16. :angel: :(
Lena. :bigcry:

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:28 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070630/capt.d1a50e280ac141599f043f3162c7640a.britain_wimb ledon_tennis_xwim152.jpg

Natalicious
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:29 PM
So they broke with tradition? :bolt: :speakles:

:haha:

funny as always dexter :kiss:

dybbuk
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:29 PM
Tamira! :bounce: Great win!

Elena :hug: :sad:

LudwigDvorak
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:29 PM
Yeah, lots of errors from both, not a good match at all, but Paszek's backhand and dropshots were wonderful. Considering Elena's poor form all year I've grown acclimated to getting used to these losses. The better player won.

Good job Tamira!

woosey
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:29 PM
:yeah:

blumaroo
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:29 PM
:worship: Tamira
I knew she could do it. I only saw the first set and even though Elena won that set, it was Paszek trying to contruct points out there but had too many loose shots. Elena was playing her predictable wall with crosscourt/up the middle balls game again. Sveta will be tough but certainly not impossible.

MisterMan
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:29 PM
This was not an upset at all.
This is the End of Elena, I fear.

AJZ.
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:30 PM
Insane :eek::worship:
Elena :hug: Hope you can up your game this summer on the hardcourts.

But Tamira! What a breakthrough. I hope you can reach QF ;)

Hantuchov
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:30 PM
Even Dechy would have won more points on Tamira's serve in the final set.

Lena's not even close to the player she used to be until last year.

Kinda expected this, but wanted to believe she would put an extra fight in this match. Got no hopes left anymore.

L.A. title, San Diego and US Open QF... I don't wanna see how low her ranking will be after the US Open Series :tape: :help:

Congrats, Tamira !! :yeah: ;)
She's (or was) coached by Kuerten's coach, hope he can do a great job with her, just like he did with Guga. :)

samsam4087
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:30 PM
Elena Dementieva made me very disappointed.

Viktymise
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:31 PM
:bigcry: im so mixed right now, lena lost but Venus won. The fact that it was pretty much a 2 set match today helped Paszek, if there was no rain on Saturday im pretty sure she would have won :sad: how depressing, she just wasn't aggressive enough in the 3rd, im so sad

Bart
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:31 PM
Elena :(:(:(

delicatecutter
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:32 PM
Poor Lena! :sad:

Good for Tamira, though. It would be exciting if she could beat Sveta!

Flightspeed
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:32 PM
:haha:

Friday then.

Saturday

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:33 PM
expected result

PamShriverRockz
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:33 PM
Elena :sad: :crying2: :crying2:

Elwin.
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:33 PM
Lena :hug:

Pez
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:36 PM
yeeeeeeeeeeah :woohoo: :aparty: :bounce:

merda2004
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:37 PM
thats sad. i want dementieva to finally get to a gran slam final and this time win it!!!
come on elena...

mdterp01
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:38 PM
:lol: I was so wrapped up in Venus' match I had no idea that Elena had lost.

Stavie
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:39 PM
wtf Elena?:eek:

Tamira :bigclap: :D

bellascarlett
Jul 2nd, 2007, 01:40 PM
I knew Tamira was gonna win but did Lena have to give her fans any hope by winning the first set? :o :lol:

Too bad play was cancelled last time.

Anyway, congrats to Tamira. :)

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:35 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070702/capt.23b9996e77a24a4aaa9dc8fcc3def47c.britain_wimb ledon_tennis_xwim158.jpg

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:35 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070702/capt.c6fc7b059f694296976b875b14d70162.britain_wimb ledon_tennis_xwim157.jpg

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:36 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070702/capt.6c74970dc321443794008b30e4f4cac5.britain_wimb ledon_tennis_xwim154.jpg

Martian KC
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:37 PM
Elena seems so thin.:eek:

Tamira is on her way. WTG!:worship:

miffedmax
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:39 PM
Usually Lena handles delays well. But the girl cannot play under windy conditions. At least this wasn't humiliating like the last two. Tamira is obviously and up-and-comer.

But I think the weather probably messed with Dementieva more.

She's got to start making week 2 at slams again. Oh well.

Vut
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:41 PM
:sad:

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:41 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XWIM154070209_lower.jpg

doujyr
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:41 PM
shocking amount of coaching from the sidelines. camera was on paszek's coach a lot and he was signalling her all the time. they'd better watch that.

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:42 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XWIM155070209_lower.jpg

.Andrew.
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:47 PM
Tamira :eek: :worship:

Great comeback! The rain delay was actually worked in her favor.

Elena :sobbing:

Get ready to rip apart the summer hardcourt season :armed:

hwanmig
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:49 PM
Obviously disappointing but I'm at ease now with the mediocre results Elena has come up in GS the past year.

FORZA SARITA
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:49 PM
Tamira :worship:

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:01 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/39/fullj.getty-tennis-wimbledon-dementieva_9_46_35_am.jpg

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:06 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/97/fullj.getty-tennis-wimbledon-dementieva_9_52_39_am.jpg

Prizeidiot
Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:08 PM
Geez, I thought after Saturday that Elena might actually win this one

Apparently not :tape:

Really worried about how Elena is going at the moment. I don't think she's played this consistently poorly for such a long period of time.

No Name Face
Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:11 PM
wow, that's awful.

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:15 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/d6/fullj.getty-tennis-wimbledon-paszek_10_06_49_am.jpg

Mark Spruce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:16 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/92/fullj.getty-tennis-wimbledon-paszek_10_03_59_am.jpg

hablo
Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:25 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070702/capt.c6fc7b059f694296976b875b14d70162.britain_wimb ledon_tennis_xwim157.jpg

Elena, what's going on? Ugh.

Blu€
Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:42 PM
Elena :sad: , Before the match I didnt think you would win, but you started so well the other day I thought you would win :sad:

Derek.
Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:42 PM
Tamira. :woohoo:

Vaidisova
Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:47 PM
T.Paszek - 02 July
Monday, 2 July, 2007

Tamira Paszek (AUT) beat Elena Dementieva (RUS)[12] 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Q. Final point of the match, any of nerves?

TAMIRA PASZEK: I mean, it started raining and I tried to keep focused on my game, tried to win the first point in that game. It was quite important to me.

Then I was so motivated, I just went for it.

Q. So no nerves?

TAMIRA PASZEK: Not at all actually. I mean, what to do? It starts drizzling. You're serving 5-3 in the third set. Why to get nervous? Keep focused and try to play your game. You cannot change it anyway.

Q. Were you worried the rain would interrupt it? It started coming down heavy right at the end.

TAMIRA PASZEK: It was 30 Love, so I just hoped that we could finish.

Q. Did you come into Wimbledon with any expectations?

TAMIRA PASZEK: Not at all. I never do any expectations before a tournament. I just go there, try to perform my best, and be happy with my performance.

Q. The match was stopped. Can you tell us, did you talk to Larri? Did he give you some advice how to play her?

TAMIRA PASZEK: Definitely. You have two days' time to think about everything. I went with him in the locker room, in the gym, you know. We just tried to talk, yeah, keep our tactic for the next few days.

Q. So you changed it?

TAMIRA PASZEK: I tried to change it. It was pretty tough. You know, she's one of the best competitors on the tour. She's a great fighter. I respect her a lot. She has probably the best baseline game on the tour.

So I knew I need to run, I need to move, I need to play my best tennis to win that match. That's what I tried to keep focused on in these two days.

Q. Have you always had a killer backhand?

TAMIRA PASZEK: Well, I wasn't born like that. I keep working hard on all my strokes, my serve, my forehand. I try to improve it day to day.

Q. How did you manage to stay relaxed for those two days? Did you go out somewhere, get away?

TAMIRA PASZEK: Not at all. Just got up late in the morning, had some good breakfast, watched a DVD, just tried to relax.

Q. The backhand down the line, it's a shot you don't see too much from very young players. It's one of your best shots. How did you develop that and how long has it been a big weapon for you?

TAMIRA PASZEK: I don't know. Everybody said before when I was younger, I mean, when I was smaller, younger, that the backhand is one of my best shots. Everybody was complaining about my forehand, it's not good, it's not that, you need to work on that.

But I just tried not to listen to them, you know, well, work on my game, try to improve day to day. That's how it should work.

Q. Is this the biggest win of your career?

TAMIRA PASZEK: It's probably the biggest tournament I've reached so far. I mean, it's unbelievable for me, such a great experience to play all these top players, you know.

And actually it's the first time I am in a big interview room, so it's also new experience for me. But I'm pretty happy I made it through (smiling).

Q. Can you talk about your background as a player, when you started player, who encouraged you to play?

TAMIRA PASZEK: I started when I was four and a half. My mom was playing in a club, like was one of her favorite hobbies. My dad never played before. He was a squash trainer. I always sat on the referee's chair watching my mom playing. One day I decided, well, I want to try it out. I really liked it.

I did a lot of things when I was younger, playing the piano, riding horse. But tennis, it stayed with me because I just loved the sport. It's that what I wanted to do.

Q. Obviously you've gotten good very quickly. When did you know you were going to be a very good player?

TAMIRA PASZEK: There was no point it turned around. I just I don't know. I never said when I was small, I want to become a tennis pro, whatever. I had so much fun traveling, playing, competing hard with other players, working hard on the court, so I stayed with that.

Q. You got to the finals of the juniors here. How much had you played on grass before that?

TAMIRA PASZEK: Before I reached the final 2005, I just played Roehampton, the junior tournament, and I lost first round. So I came here, I was not too confident, but I love the grass game. Wimbledon is one of my favorite tournaments. Actually it's my favorite Grand Slam. I have a lot of memories, great experience here.

So, yeah, just the whole atmosphere. I'm happy to be here.

Q. Could you tell us about your camp. You always looked to them with your fists. You're very close?

TAMIRA PASZEK: Definitely. I mean, I work with my coach for one and a half years now. My dad was sitting in there. It's just my supporting team. They help me a lot.

Q. How did you get in touch with Larri Passos?

TAMIRA PASZEK: He was one of the guys I was looking for, you know, a coach with a very big heart, big focus. You know, he's working really hard day to day. We are many hours on the court. Yeah, he can push you over the limit.

Q. How did you meet him?

TAMIRA PASZEK: I contacted him. My dad contacted him. He came to Austria for a few days in November 2006. That's where it started.

Q. Elena must have caught an awful lot of balls today, service tosses. Did you find that distracting at all?

TAMIRA PASZEK: Not at all. I practiced around 300 serves in the last two days, like returns. So I was prepared for that. I know she's a top player, you know, and her focus is all the time there. Mine has to be, too.

I was ready for that.

Q. Even if you were to talk away now, you'd take a check with you for nearly $100,000. What does that mean to you? Do you have any treats planned for you?

TAMIRA PASZEK: Actually I didn't know that yet. Secondly, I don't play for the money. I'm 16. I just play because I love the game. It's so much fun to me.

The money, I have enough time. I need to develop my game and just keep working hard on myself. If that improves, the money will be there later on when I'm old also.

Q. You say you have a lot of memories about Wimbledon. Which are these memories? Some players you saw?

TAMIRA PASZEK: No, definitely that it was my first Grand Slam where I reached the final in the juniors. It suits my game, you know. The whole atmosphere here in Wimbledon, it's so special. The strawberries with cream, playing all in white, the grass courts, covering, uncovering the courts, rain delays, rain delays. Just everything is so special.

It's one tournament in the year. I think you need to enjoy, yeah, every moment.

Q. Any players which were idols of yours, someone you wanted to imitate?

TAMIRA PASZEK: I never wanted to imitate anyone. I respect many, many players, and I admire a lot of players. Also Elena Dementieva, she's a great player. Also Roger Federer. I love his game on grass. I think everybody does.

In total, I just want to be my own, yeah, have my own style of game.

ViennaCalling
Jul 2nd, 2007, 04:04 PM
What a lovely Interview :awww: :hearts:

WhatTheDeuce
Jul 2nd, 2007, 04:28 PM
Look out for Tamira. :yeah: Very impressive stuff.

Bolero
Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:18 PM
Congrats Paszek, she seems to be a nice prospect. I would have rather had her showing that another time.
Ah well, goodbye grass, welcome hardcourts. Hopefully you bring Dementieva-fans more joy.

Usually Lena handles delays well. But the girl cannot play under windy conditions. At least this wasn't humiliating like the last two. Tamira is obviously and up-and-comer.

But I think the weather probably messed with Dementieva more.

She's got to start making week 2 at slams again. Oh well.

Well, she did make the second week this Wimbledon...

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:44 PM
Passos def Dementieva :o

Kutuzova
Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:47 PM
Great Job Tamira!!!

mc8114
Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:48 PM
Elena :sad: , Before the match I didnt think you would win, but you started so well the other day I thought you would win :sad:same here :sad:
:o

Monica_Rules
Jul 2nd, 2007, 08:02 PM
Well Done Tamira:)

HenryMag.
Jul 2nd, 2007, 08:10 PM
Elena doesn't want to comeback to top10..Elena doesn't want to win a GS....because Lena doesn't want to get a real coach.

congrats Tamira....good luck against Kuzzie.

Attacante
Jul 2nd, 2007, 08:47 PM
It's really funny to read about "she lost because of the wind", "she lost because of the rain-break", "she lost because of the coaching of Passos"...

Blablabla... i think some people can't lose.

Great Job Tamira! :)

Dan the Assassin
Jul 2nd, 2007, 09:11 PM
impressive result.
Paszek looks like she will have a bright future. Well done. :yeah:

gumoll
Jul 2nd, 2007, 09:22 PM
Elena :help:

loosing to Tamira :o

adrovi
Jul 2nd, 2007, 09:46 PM
Tamira :eek: :eek: Very inpressive result ;)

Pasta-Na
Jul 2nd, 2007, 09:53 PM
elena :o

ViennaCalling
Jul 2nd, 2007, 11:05 PM
Elena :help:

loosing to Tamira :o

:rolleyes: Yes, it's really a shame :help:

iPatty
Jul 3rd, 2007, 02:17 AM
DEATH at the lena fans blaming this loss on coaching and rain breaks. get a life.

good job, tamira. you were so solid in the final set. i was expecting you to have a letdown eventually, but you didn't. :yeah:

lena. :weirdo: you can't hit the ball down the middle all the time and expect to win.

kfh_9118
Jul 3rd, 2007, 03:48 AM
Elena :fiery:

LudwigDvorak
Jul 3rd, 2007, 04:11 AM
I'm happy to see how much Paszek respects Dementieva. At least someone left in the top 100 thinks she's still a top player. :lol:

Xian
Jul 3rd, 2007, 06:39 AM
Elena :help:

loosing to Tamira :o

pissed cause Radwanska lost :devil:

nouf
Jul 3rd, 2007, 09:37 AM
Elena Dementieva vs Tamira Paszek
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/2661/dementievaec4.jpghttp://img178.imageshack.us/img178/2066/paszekkf3.jpg
http://www.tennisphotos.org/wimbledon-2007-matches/

No Name Face
Jul 3rd, 2007, 11:10 AM
I'm happy to see how much Paszek respects Dementieva. At least someone left in the top 100 thinks she's still a top player. :lol:

i think she's saying that more because she just beat her first top player. :lol:

azza
Jul 3rd, 2007, 11:15 AM
Yay another 16 y.o burn out.