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Dexter
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:21 PM
Congrats Justine! :yeah:;)

And congrats to Zi... welcome back to Top100 where you absolutely belong. :yeah:

Natash.
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:22 PM
:hearts: at thread title.

Zi Yan. :hug:

Kworb
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Zi was a ghost of herself.. Justine played really well

Pengwin
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:23 PM
Henin was pretty amazing by the end, playing better than anyone else so far this US series. I'd put money on her winning the USO.

Great tourney from Yan, she was never going to beat Henin, especially when Henin is in 'magic mode' like today.

cellophane
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:23 PM
Zi has nothing to be ashamed of. She played very well for the most part with maybe the exception of the last 3 games of the first set.. but Justine was just on fire... played awesome in the second set. Great fight Zi :yeah:

Bruno71
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:24 PM
Zi hit way too many attackable shots, and her serve is relatively weak. Still, she put in a great effort and had a great run this week.

JuJu played so aggressively, especially in the 2nd set. If she could play fast court slam semis & finals like that, she'd have won more of them by now. She looks like a heavy favorite tomorrow.

pierce0415
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:24 PM
Zi :sobbing: :crying:
she had opportunities to tie it at 4-4 in the first set but when Juju broke, it went downhill

cellophane
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:24 PM
Henin was pretty amazing by the end, playing better than anyone else so far this US series. I'd put money on her winning the USO..

Pretty much! She played near perfect in the 2nd. Now Jelena must win her semi to set up an encounter with Justine. :drool:

Henin's the best
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Good job Justine:worship:
What was wrong with her shoulder?

jonny84
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Zi :hug:

Great tournament, Justine was just too good for you, but its great to see you in the Top100 again!

spriwi
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:25 PM
congrats justine! :kiss:

spriwi
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:26 PM
:rolls: what juju did at the first match point :rolls:

Pasta-Na
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:26 PM
juju is just too good :)

nice tanking, yan, j/k :lol: hope u will play well in USO Q draw and qualified again :haha:

Just Do It
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:28 PM
:awww:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:28 PM
Juju :yeah:

Zi Yan :hug: (kinda funny when she tried to avoid a bug while serving in the second set :lol: )

HammerGirl
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:28 PM
Zi had a good tourney and well done to her, she has some potential but talking about the Chinese revolution is just :lol:

Modiac.
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:28 PM
Congrats Justine! :) Your backhand and net play are excellent today.

Zi :hug: You still have a good week in Toronto.
She played worse than yesterday obviously.Perhaps she has a little bit nervous when playing against world No.1.

vejh
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:29 PM
I think it is natural for her shoulder to be a bit sore after a 5 wk break off. Of course, Petrova's heavy serves may also contribute to that.

Ju did look really good in the final set. Once she started to hit deep shots it was a different match.

chloe-l
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Justine..:cool:

Beny
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Well, I wasn't impressed by Justine in the first set. Looked to me at times like Carlos had told her to play passively in the middle of the court. It was all a different story in the second. She played really well and agressively.

Yan hit some cool passing shots.

Well done,Justine! Now win the tournament! :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Well done Juju!:yeah:
Zi :hug: good run though.

Kitten63
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:31 PM
Congrats Justine!
Great week Zi.

LindsayRulz
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Justine :yeah:

Zi, it was a great tournament :hug:

Modiac.
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Zi made a lot of UEs when she was trying to hit winners.
I'd say Justine did great defensive work in 1s.

RND
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:32 PM
How come Zi won a lot more points on her second serve than on first serve in the second set? :shrug: Anyway it was such a good run.Keep it going in NY. :D

I wish I could see the match somewhere.Congrats to the well-deserved number 1. :worship:

Pasta-Na
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:32 PM
wont be easy for jj or tati to beat juju in final :p

Pasta-Na
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:33 PM
another Chinese girl faces the first seed in SF, sun/dechy :haha:

Effy
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:34 PM
Justine :yeah:

Zi :hug: great tourney for u :)

Slutiana
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:35 PM
hmm justine's played great today but that doesn't mean anything. At wimbledon, she was playing great against the lesser players and look what happened. Same with maria at wimbledon also. Against the high players when you get deeper in the draw is when she'll need to be playing great at uso


oh and badf luck yan zi but good run :hug:

miss molly
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:35 PM
Congrats Ju:bounce: Very good performance, she hit some superb backhands:hearts: . Good luck in the final.

I'm a bit worried about her shoulder though:unsure: Hope it's not serious.

Also congrats to Zi, she made an excellent tournament and now will be in top 80 (i think). If she keep improving she could be top50.

Wayn77
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:38 PM
A Belgian "Master Class" in the second set. :cool:

Justine's too good, too damn good.

C'Mon Jelena. :bounce:

purplerain
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:42 PM
still pround of Yan Zi :hug:

justine get the tittle now!

hurricanejeanne
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:42 PM
Congrats Justine.
I'm leaning towards her as my pick for the US Open.

iamhe
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Well done justine , just too good

Also a great tourny to Zi

~Carsten~
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:46 PM
:dance: Justine
well done

.:sk:.
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:49 PM
Zi :sad: :hug:

Ellery
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:50 PM
Justine :worship: Flawless second set.

Zi :hug: You played decent. Justine was just too good in the second set. I think one commentator from Radio-Canada said it best: to give Zi some credit, she made Justine's talent shine, and he meant that in a good way. Basically, Zi hung on in the rallies long enough to force Justine to come up with a great shot to end the rally. There were some pretty nice, long rallies, but Justine always ended up taking control of them. And once Justine turned it on in the mid-first set, she was unstoppable.

It was really funny when Zi tried to fight off a wasp before serving, at some point in the second set. The wasp was really determined though and kept coming back. :lol:

Pasta-Na
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:54 PM
Justine :worship: Flawless second set.

Zi :hug: You played decent. Justine was just too good in the second set. I think one commentator from Radio-Canada said it best: to give Zi some credit, she made Justine's talent shine, and he meant that in a good way. Basically, Zi hung on in the rallies long enough to force Justine to come up with a great shot to end the rally. There were some pretty nice, long rallies, but Justine always ended up taking control of them. And once Justine turned it on in the mid-first set, she was unstoppable.

It was really funny when Zi tried to fight off a wasp before serving, at some point in the second set. The wasp was really determined though and kept coming back. :lol:

u sure it wasnt pierce? j/k :p

Bruno71
Aug 18th, 2007, 07:56 PM
u sure it wasnt pierce? j/k :p

Of course not! If it was pierce, he'd be buzzing around Justine, not Zi.

Pasta-Na
Aug 18th, 2007, 08:04 PM
and it was a good-looking wasp - so it couldn't have been Pierce.

maybe pierce is a good-looking guy, who knows? :shrug:

LindsayRulz
Aug 18th, 2007, 08:17 PM
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Conor
Aug 18th, 2007, 08:24 PM
The British Eurosport commentator was saying that Yan is playing in New Haven doubles next week, the same time as the US qualifiers is taking place, and that she'll probably choose the doubles over qualifying. But with her ranking up to 80 next week, surely she shouldn't have to qualify for the US Open? :confused:

Jodie
Aug 18th, 2007, 08:31 PM
Well done Ju! :D

LindsayRulz
Aug 18th, 2007, 08:35 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/capt_6808b13af2b146ecb21a0e8181b0b319_rogers_cup_t ennis_fng101.jpg
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Serval
Aug 18th, 2007, 08:40 PM
JuJu you rule :yeah:

Dexter
Aug 18th, 2007, 08:43 PM
The British Eurosport commentator was saying that Yan is playing in New Haven doubles next week, the same time as the US qualifiers is taking place, and that she'll probably choose the doubles over qualifying. But with her ranking up to 80 next week, surely she shouldn't have to qualify for the US Open? :confused: US Open MD cut-off was made weeks ago... it doesn't matter what she's done this week, she still has to play qualies (she's gonna be seeded #2 though).

Cecyta
Aug 18th, 2007, 08:46 PM
Well done, Justine!!! :clap2:

Conor
Aug 18th, 2007, 08:52 PM
US Open MD cut-off was made weeks ago... it doesn't matter what she's done this week, she still has to play qualies (she's gonna be seeded #2 though).

Thats stupid! And very unfair considering there was still a few tournaments for players like Yan to break the top 120 or whatever number the main draw stops at. Oh well... good luck Yan! Impressive week :yeah:

LindsayRulz
Aug 18th, 2007, 08:54 PM
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Pasta-Na
Aug 18th, 2007, 09:01 PM
she looks happy even she lost :p she is proud of herself... and juju tried to eat skinny zi on the pics? :p :lol:

Beny
Aug 18th, 2007, 09:02 PM
US Open MD cut-off was made weeks ago... it doesn't matter what she's done this week, she still has to play qualies (she's gonna be seeded #2 though).

Really?:eek:
Just tell me if Dominika Cibulk. is in MD..thanx in advance :)

LindsayRulz
Aug 18th, 2007, 09:05 PM
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Pasta-Na
Aug 18th, 2007, 09:05 PM
The British Eurosport commentator was saying that Yan is playing in New Haven doubles next week, the same time as the US qualifiers is taking place, and that she'll probably choose the doubles over qualifying. But with her ranking up to 80 next week, surely she shouldn't have to qualify for the US Open? :confused:

yan wants to defend her doubles title there? :p i hope not :o

Keaka
Aug 18th, 2007, 09:07 PM
I thought Justine will win like that.I just don't think any player, that's not in full form (or top 15), can't test her right now.She's that good.

:clap2: Congrats for SF's and top 100 Yan

roxi
Aug 18th, 2007, 09:51 PM
Well done Juju!!!
Welcome back in TOP 100 Yan!!!

eck
Aug 18th, 2007, 10:47 PM
:woohoo:
Good job Justine :yeah:

AllezH1
Aug 18th, 2007, 10:51 PM
Well done, Justine! So proud of your performance this week!

G~Playa
Aug 18th, 2007, 11:54 PM
Inevitable

Dexter
Aug 19th, 2007, 12:09 AM
Really?:eek:
Just tell me if Dominika Cibulk. is in MD..thanx in advance :)Yes, Domi is in USO MD.

loppy
Aug 19th, 2007, 12:10 AM
Well done Justine! :woohoo:

Now take home the Rogers Cup.

Beny
Aug 19th, 2007, 12:12 AM
Yes, Domi is in USO MD.

:bounce: Finally doesn't have to struggle in qualies :D

Hope she doesn't draw Justine in the 1st round :lol:

Dexter
Aug 19th, 2007, 12:15 AM
Thats stupid! And very unfair considering there was still a few tournaments for players like Yan to break the top 120 or whatever number the main draw stops at. Oh well... good luck Yan! Impressive week :yeah:It's been for ages like that... :shrug: Cut-off for tournaments is 6 weeks before.

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Aug 19th, 2007, 12:44 AM
Zi :sad: :hug:

She played ok. Lond rallies, but they ended with some UEs of her or Justine winners. There were close games, but Justine played amazing on key points. It seems Justine played her best match in the tournament. So credit to Zi ;) She could have done better though. But still, great tournament :)

Thx for it. Very proud of you. Simply the best :worship:

The Kaz
Aug 19th, 2007, 12:46 AM
Justine :cool: easy as expected ;)

fOxYLiCiOuS
Aug 19th, 2007, 01:18 AM
Well done Justine :D :cool:

supergrunt
Aug 19th, 2007, 01:34 AM
I was rooting for spunky Yan :tears:

Pasta-Na
Aug 19th, 2007, 02:52 AM
juju will win by her performance.

AllezH1
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:56 PM
Go On, Ju!

dorotek23
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:17 PM
Solid match from Justine :)