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~Carsten~
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:42 PM
3 DF's in set 1 and 2 and 6 in third :lol: but she served 6 aces!!

congrats Elena! ;)

Mara had 7 DF's and 1 Ace

LudwigDvorak
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:44 PM
She had five double faults at 4-0 in the third, and an ace on a second serve in that game as well.

She served two aces closing out the first set and was only broken twice, both times in the second set.

Just...so typical of Elena. :lol:

BTW also, she had six aces, which may be a new record for her! I'd only seen her hit five in one match before (USO 06 1R against Granville).

iPatty
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:45 PM
when has elena become such an ace machine? :eek:

3.2
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:45 PM
6 aces overall :lol:
too bad for that second set

Beny
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:46 PM
Impressive and funny! :lol:
that game where she hit 4-5 DFs and still won :haha:
and those aces :drool:

Keep it up!

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:47 PM
6 Aces, Wow !

Leo_DFP
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:47 PM
6 aces!!! :lol: :D Unbelievable, Elena. You keep on surprising.

Dementinator
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Now if that wasnt a classic Lena scoreline and match, what was. The girl is an utter enigma, starts well, hits few DFs although low 1st% ,hits a bunch of aces and cruises, has a brain fart in 2 and loses it before completely stamping on the gas and destroying Mara in 3 and hardly dropping a point until the crazy game at 4-0 5 DFs, yes 5 DFs and an Ace but still holds, dear oh dear, what a girl...... and another bagel served.

Anyhow, down to business, sorry Mara ,you tried hard and it looked as if you could be comming back at the start of the 3rd, but the Big Golden One had other ideas and therefore YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED!!

Beny
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:48 PM
and one of them was an ace from 2nd serve. Even VW can't hit that :lol:

Viktymise
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:49 PM
LOL, typical Dementieva match :lol:

Please win the whole thing now :yeah:

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:50 PM
Nice job Lena! Way to go!

Natalicious
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:56 PM
wow congrats

Escape
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:56 PM
6 Aces :lol:
Congrats Elena :)

Kai
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:57 PM
a bagel http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/dlandy22/face2.jpg

congrats lena :woohoo:

goldenlox
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:58 PM
Mara got Dementiated.

Pasta-Na
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:58 PM
dementieva :woohoo:

jonny84
Aug 20th, 2007, 10:01 PM
Congratulations Elena! :yeah:

Danči Dementia
Aug 20th, 2007, 10:03 PM
Lena great match

saint2
Aug 20th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Uff...I dont know what say..Congratulations, Elena, but...why couldnt you won that in 2...?

disco_rage
Aug 20th, 2007, 10:13 PM
Nice 1st and 3rd set Elena!

Kworb
Aug 20th, 2007, 10:17 PM
Elena!!!

I'm sorry Mara, it happens to the best... but you have been... DEMENTINATED!

MisterMan
Aug 20th, 2007, 10:58 PM
It's not too hard to win like that against a player of Mara's ability.
That just will never cut it as she goes deeper into this draw.
Her time here is limited.

saint2
Aug 20th, 2007, 11:10 PM
It's not too hard to win like that against a player of Mara's ability.


so take a racquet and beat Santangelo...:cool:

cypher_88
Aug 20th, 2007, 11:10 PM
It's not too hard to win like that against a player of Mara's ability.
That just will never cut it as she goes deeper into this draw.
Her time here is limited.

hmmmm, a player like Mara, eh?a player who beat Jankovic this year....guess you have to get past Whitehead with this score for some people to show you some respect, Lena ;)

Just Do It
Aug 20th, 2007, 11:33 PM
Bloody hell, Elena bageled :bolt:

Niunia
Aug 21st, 2007, 12:44 AM
Keep Going Lena!

No Name Face
Aug 21st, 2007, 01:43 AM
lena :woohoo:

MH0861
Aug 21st, 2007, 02:06 AM
I saw the third set... :tape: Lots of errors, although Elena also hit some nice winners at times. She didn't have to do much to win it, though. I mean, she held serve in that game she hit 6 DFs, that pretty much tells the story :lol:

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 21st, 2007, 02:54 AM
Lena :D

Dementieva_Dude
Aug 21st, 2007, 03:12 AM
Woohoo Lena!

6 aces :eek: Is that a record for her?
A very winnable match against Harkleroad next!

Vinicius_Uraitan
Aug 21st, 2007, 04:51 AM
Congrats, Lena ... :banana: :hearts:

RJWCapriati
Aug 21st, 2007, 04:57 AM
Very winnable tournament!

Josh.
Aug 21st, 2007, 05:50 AM
elena :clap2:

dorotek23
Aug 21st, 2007, 05:54 AM
Good play fro Jelena :woohoo:

Drimal
Aug 21st, 2007, 07:12 AM
Like this score! :drool:

Elena, third set queen :woohoo: :tennis:

Bolero
Aug 21st, 2007, 07:17 AM
Elena :)

.:sk:.
Aug 21st, 2007, 08:34 AM
Elena :)

Hellion
Aug 21st, 2007, 08:35 AM
why can Dementieva win in 2 sets ?

miffedmax
Aug 21st, 2007, 12:45 PM
After losing in three last week, Lena wanted to get that three-set winning percentage up.

The girl is like tennis crack, really bad for your physical and mental health, but addictive as hell.

Tenis Srbija
Aug 21st, 2007, 01:12 PM
Bagel :drool:

Anabelcroft
Aug 21st, 2007, 03:05 PM
Does anyone know her career 3 set win-loss record?

LudwigDvorak
Aug 21st, 2007, 03:15 PM
Does anyone know her career 3 set win-loss record?

2007:
8-3 (including Pilot Pen--Li, Paszek, Schiavone)

2006:
18-4 (Kuznetsova, Krajicek, Chakvetadze, Clijsters)

2005:
21-6 (Myskina twice, Mauresmo, Likhovtseva, Schnyder, Pierce)

2004:
15-4 (Sharapova, Molik, Kleinova, Kuznetsova)

Before 2004 her three-set record was average. BTW, 15/39 wins in 2004 were three-sets? :unsure:

*Bold is for three-set losses at grand slams. Myskina beat her in Zurich in 2005 as well along with Wimbledon.

Viktymise
Aug 21st, 2007, 03:21 PM
She's something like 65-17 since 2004. Her three-set record was average from 2000-2003.

Lena used to really struggle in 3 sets before 2004, esp in 2002. She lost some really horrible 3 setters in her career before 2004 :o

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Aug 21st, 2007, 05:26 PM
6 Aces :eek:

I remember 5 aces in Charleston 2005

gmak
Aug 21st, 2007, 06:26 PM
typical alyona match :lol:

congrats lena :hearts: :hug: :yeah:

Topspin2
Aug 21st, 2007, 06:28 PM
congrats lena :drool:

kinglear
Aug 21st, 2007, 06:42 PM
After losing in three last week, Lena wanted to get that three-set winning percentage up.

The girl is like tennis crack, really bad for your physical and mental health, but addictive as hell.


:lol: I couldn't have said it better myself. :worship: Lena is crackalicious.