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LindsayRulz
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:20 AM
Marion :yeah:

Dinara :sad:

DownTheLine21
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:21 AM
Wow! Safina must have mentally checked out of the match after winning that tight second set. Good win for Bartoli, though. She needed a good run this week.

iPatty
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:21 AM
good fight in the second set, dina. :hug: you've taken a few steps forward this week.
good win, marion. :yeah: a good opportunity to make a tier I semifinal with yan in the next round. i'm craving a rematch with justine. :devil:

alextim
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:22 AM
fantastic

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:22 AM
Marion's "injury" was very suspicious. :o She was moving fine during points and it only really seemed to be bothering her after she lost points. Plus, the pain seemed to appear less intense the more her lead grew. I'm not necessarily accusing her of faking, but it was certainly very strange, and affected Dinara more than it did Marion.

Anyway, pretty entertaining (and whacky) match. I hope Marion has something to give against Yan tomorrow.

LindsayRulz
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:22 AM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/marion1.jpg

LindsayRulz
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:23 AM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/safina1.jpg

twight6
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:23 AM
Can someone tell me the 2nd set tiebreak score?

danieln1
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:23 AM
Yeahh, now we´ll see a double hander in the semifinals!!
Wacky match...

cellophane
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:24 AM
Well done, Marion :yeah:


Dinara was affected by Marion's injury and lost her focus, whereas Marion pulled it together in the 3rd. :hug:

This made up for Jelena-Sybille match :o

Derek.
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:24 AM
Nice job, Marion. :)

AJZ.
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:24 AM
Best match I've watched all year, it had everything.

cellophane
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:25 AM
Marion's "injury" was very suspicious. :o She was moving fine during points and it only really seemed to be bothering her after she lost points. Plus, the pain seemed to appear less intense the more her lead grew. I'm not necessarily accusing her of faking, but it was certainly very strange, and affected Dinara more than it did Marion.

Yeah, it was certainly weird, although I don't think she was faking.

Wayn77
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:25 AM
Congrats Madameoiselle Bartoli :hearts: :angel:

wtf happened in the third set Dinara? :help:

cometz9
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:26 AM
Can someone tell me the 2nd set tiebreak score?


i think 7-2

UDACHi
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:27 AM
wow. looks like dinara didn't do well outside of the second set. good fight from her though, she was totally dominated in the first. tons of aces. :eek:
marion into her first quarter since wimbledon. :rocker2: good chance for a tier 1 semifinal against juju. :drool:

ezekiel
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:27 AM
Talk about 2 nutcases, one is faking injury and looking all suspicious and the other seems positivelly mentally unbalanced. How about that bomb on the return, almost hitting a ballboy :help:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:27 AM
I like this result :)

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:30 AM
How about that bomb on the return, almost hitting a ballboy :help:
I really think she tanked that shot. :shrug:

PattySchnyder
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:36 AM
Thanks for the pics of the match, LindsayRulz. How have you get them? :) Captured from TV Live?

SzavayFi
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:39 AM
win the title marion :bowdown:

selyoink
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:43 AM
Impressive third set from Dinara.

Infiniti2001
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:44 AM
Marion looks like she's lost some weight:shrug:

frontier
Aug 17th, 2007, 05:02 AM
Bartoli punked Safina in the third set.It was an entertaining match, Safina is just like brother same temperament.If she had controlled her emotions she would have won this match.Bartoli should be credited for outsmarting the Russian,she played efficiently while Safina sprayed balls all over the place.
I like Bartoli because she has an unique game that can unsettle a lot of players,the service motion and the bunny hop are really hilarious.
Whats up with the zits on Safina's face ?:help:

Hant11
Aug 17th, 2007, 05:05 AM
Dinara :sad:

jisung
Aug 17th, 2007, 05:14 AM
so now will a battle between double hands players :lol:

Pasta-Na
Aug 17th, 2007, 06:19 AM
pls be gentle with yan tomorrow, bartoli :angel: :p

Alizé Molik
Aug 17th, 2007, 06:23 AM
bien joué Marion :p

Dinara is a tough opponent when she shows up with her A game but I had a feeling that Marion's unorthadox playing style would annoy her and give Marion the edge.

Hopefully she can continue her run into the semifinal!

StarDuvallGrant
Aug 17th, 2007, 06:35 AM
Congrats Marion :clap2:

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 17th, 2007, 06:48 AM
Dinara :o :help:

austennis
Aug 17th, 2007, 06:52 AM
Good Match these girls are going to have similar up and down careers i think over next few years

Josh.
Aug 17th, 2007, 06:53 AM
marion :) well done girl

égalité
Aug 17th, 2007, 06:57 AM
Marion! :woohoo:

Good luck tomorrow with whatshername :tape:

switz
Aug 17th, 2007, 06:58 AM
good to see Marion putting in some solid performances again.

thetennisutopian
Aug 17th, 2007, 07:00 AM
Yan vs. Bartoli has upset special written all over it. I love Yan, but If I see Bartoli go down again, I think I'd die. I'm hoping she can get past Henin.

Hashim.
Aug 17th, 2007, 07:03 AM
Bartoli :yeah:

Dinara :sad::awww:

stevos
Aug 17th, 2007, 07:14 AM
Wow, what a fun match to be at live. :drool: Definitely the best one I've ever seen, although I haven't seen many. I'm officially a Dinara fan.
And I agree with Dave, Marion's "injury" was frustrating, because sometimes after points she looked as if she was going to collapse, then she'd be hopping about fine.
Good times.

Bremen
Aug 17th, 2007, 07:21 AM
The crowd really got into it, at least what I could see from the TV. Much better than the Jankovic match....

*Jean*
Aug 17th, 2007, 07:41 AM
Well done Marion :kiss: A bagel :hearts:

stefi62
Aug 17th, 2007, 08:27 AM
Wow :eek: Impressive scoreline! Looks like Marion was in the match from the beginning till the end, while Dinara was partly there! :D

Well done Marion, 3rd French in the quarters, the week Mauresmo decides to take a long break.... must be a sign!

Ballbasher
Aug 17th, 2007, 09:30 AM
Great for Marion to get some wins again after a great GS result ;)

-sugi-
Aug 17th, 2007, 09:41 AM
Marion :woohoo:
Dinara :hug:

A Magicman
Aug 17th, 2007, 09:46 AM
Allez Marion! :)

disco_rage
Aug 17th, 2007, 10:10 AM
WOOOO! Keep it up Bartoli!

Alizé Molik
Aug 17th, 2007, 10:12 AM
Wow, what a fun match to be at live. :drool: Definitely the best one I've ever seen, although I haven't seen many. I'm officially a Dinara fan.
And I agree with Dave, Marion's "injury" was frustrating, because sometimes after points she looked as if she was going to collapse, then she'd be hopping about fine.
Good times.

haha she does that all the time - in between points it looks like she's about to die, but during points she's always at 100%

Dexter
Aug 17th, 2007, 11:02 AM
Dinara. :sad:

Congrats Marion! :D I think she's gonna break top10 with this result. She's gonna be tied with Danka in ranking pts but with more pts in GS this year she's gonna be over her... anyway let's cement it with a win over Yan. Allez! :D

janko
Aug 17th, 2007, 11:55 AM
haha she does that all the time - in between points it looks like she's about to die, but during points she's always at 100%

It's the special french attitude named "Ivegotsomethingstickyinmypants", many French are specialists to look like they have diarrhea, in the 90's the number one was Arnaud Boetsch (even when winning 60 50:worship: ), Nathalie Dechy is also good at that, so is Paul-Henri Mathieu!

:lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:03 PM
Congrats Marion:worship: Its looks like she is back in form:bounce:

Ceze
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:18 PM
...
I like Bartoli because she has an unique game that can unsettle a lot of players,the service motion and the bunny hop are really hilarious.
...that's so true :lol:

BartoliBabes
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:46 PM
very solid mar

Tenis Srbija
Aug 17th, 2007, 01:13 PM
Dinara :weirdo: :weirdo: :weirdo:

Monica_Rules
Aug 17th, 2007, 02:17 PM
Marion:)

Getting back on track now

brent-o
Aug 17th, 2007, 02:34 PM
Does anyone else think Marion dropped some pounds? I hope it helps her game!

Zombielicious
Aug 17th, 2007, 02:58 PM
Marion. :)

Dinara :hysteric:

.:sk:.
Aug 17th, 2007, 03:22 PM
Dinara :sad:

matthieu_tennis
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:17 PM
I was scared at the start how well bartoli was playing, her backhand is so good when she is on omg:) i love seeing her play;)

jonny84
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:46 PM
Yay! Marion!

Lulu.
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:51 PM
Congrats Marion :)

sammy01
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:55 PM
i like all the marion lovers there is now its nice to see her do well (people who dont do things by the book or the normal way im always for!)

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 17th, 2007, 05:13 PM
hopefully you can make a run to the final and back up your wimby run (beating jh on the way of course :angel: )

stevos
Aug 17th, 2007, 05:36 PM
The crowd really got into it, at least what I could see from the TV. Much better than the Jankovic match....
Yeah, the crowd was great. Best this week by far. Pretty big crowd too, for such a late match.

Does anyone else think Marion dropped some pounds? I hope it helps her game!
I saw her right next to me, and she still has a nice little gut going on, but probably has lost like 3 pounds maybe?