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~Carsten~
Aug 22nd, 2007, 05:56 PM
amazing job elena :)

only 7 DF's, but no aces!
She lost her service only twice at 4/0 and 5/3 in the second
She saved 3 of 5 BP's
Elena breaked Ashley 5 times
but the choke at the end of the Match was :tape: Ashley came back from 2/5 to 5/5!! :o
at least a 2 set victory!

:hug: Ashley

Viktymise
Aug 22nd, 2007, 05:57 PM
Finally, this match should have been 6-1 6-2, but you can trust Lena to make it interesting :p Keep going :rocker2:

babsi
Aug 22nd, 2007, 05:57 PM
Well done Elena!

LudwigDvorak
Aug 22nd, 2007, 05:58 PM
This was Elena's 30th victory of the year. Let's make it 31 tomorrow. :)

Drimal
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:00 PM
What a thriller at the end! She should have closed the match at 5:2. :scared:


But a win is a win. Congrats Elena! :bounce:

UDACHi
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:01 PM
a huge lead. :help: needing five match points. :help: against harkleroad. :help:

pretty much sums up the match. :p
typical elena sloppy second set, but good job for toughing it out.

ashley from 1-6 1-5 to a tiebreak with venus at the french and 1-6 2-5 to a tiebreak with elena here. :rolls:

jonny84
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:01 PM
Was worried when Elena lost her grip of the second set, and when Ashley saved four matchpoints in the second set tiebreak, but Elena came out of it the winner! :yeah: :bounce: :bigclap:

tenn_ace
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:02 PM
Lena what an awful second set. 4-0 and 5-1 and couldn't close out????/ :rolleyes:

itzhak
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:02 PM
If there is no little (or even better, big) Drama in the match, it is just not fun for Lena...Next: Marion, take 4...

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:04 PM
Lena won but :o :o
this one should have been a breeze.......

and the TB...... 6-2 up and blew those 4 mps too :help:

Shoulderpova
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:04 PM
she squandered huge lead 4-0 and then 5-1 and then 6-2 in TB :rolleyes:

Bolero
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:07 PM
Congrats Elena. Could/Should have gone easier, but wat is the joy of winning a drama-free match... Was it loss of concentration of Elena at the end or a nice fight back from Harkleroad?

patch.
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:09 PM
Great Match from Elena :yeah: Keep Winning ;)

3.2
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:11 PM
ohh so typical Lena match :rolleyes:
she was serving for 5-0 in the second...
anyway, good luck against Marion in the next round!
so I might see you on eurosport in the SF

LefandePatty
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:12 PM
Ashley. :crying2:

Rachel_
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:14 PM
:o Oh well its only a choke if you lose

GL in QFs Elena

DownTheLine21
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:16 PM
Good win for Dementieva, and I'm guessing that Harkleroad put up a good fight in the 2nd set.

njnetswill
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:20 PM
Too bad Elena is thrown into that top half mess at USO.

serena_fan
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:33 PM
nice win Lena !!! :)

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:39 PM
Nice win !!


Good luck in QF

goldenlox
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:44 PM
Was there any doubt? It's up to Lena to make it an All Russian final in NY

Dementinator
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:46 PM
Well Lena aint gonna use the door if she can come down the chimmney, anyways job done, shoulda been 6-1 6-1 or something but seems the little American but up quite a good fight and Lena had one of her brain farts again, or was she just tormenting her fans again? Well, whatever, and a wins a win and it was in str8s too, just, but Harkleroad, depsite Lenas best efforts to make it a 3 setter, YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED!

Demska
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:58 PM
Lena :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 22nd, 2007, 07:19 PM
Lena :yeah: A wins a win !

disco_rage
Aug 22nd, 2007, 07:36 PM
Well done Elena. Nice try Ashley

selyoink
Aug 22nd, 2007, 08:24 PM
Nicely done aside from the attempted choke Lena.

zveeen
Aug 22nd, 2007, 09:03 PM
congrats Elena! :)

Topspin2
Aug 22nd, 2007, 09:12 PM
Good job Elena!!!)))

Josh.
Aug 22nd, 2007, 09:33 PM
good fight ash, as always :)

elena, win the title :devil:

kinglear
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:01 AM
Well, Lena is a "dizzy" "drunk" one, so what do you expect. I'm just glad she won. :) I'm not complaining.

~Eclipsed~
Aug 23rd, 2007, 02:15 AM
despite what people say Ashley is best when she's down so i wouldn't blame Elena for a choke. Nice fight Ashley...too bad you couldn't take it to a third set.

dorotek23
Aug 23rd, 2007, 03:09 AM
Solid win for Jelena :woohoo:

cometz9
Aug 23rd, 2007, 03:10 AM
Take the title Lena :hearts:

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 23rd, 2007, 04:38 AM
Lena :yeah:

.:sk:.
Aug 23rd, 2007, 07:01 AM
Elena :D

Ashley :hug:

Kai
Aug 23rd, 2007, 09:12 AM
Lena ;) :)
Ashley :hug:

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Aug 23rd, 2007, 09:51 AM
Nice try Ash! Good luck next round Lena!

goldenlox
Aug 23rd, 2007, 11:15 AM
Elena has made a final and 2 SF's at the USO. This was just some match practice for her.

Tenis Srbija
Aug 23rd, 2007, 11:54 AM
Oh what a match :hearts: :hearts: :drool: