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~Carsten~
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:11 PM
:worship: well done Elena! :)

3 Aces and 5 DF's
she saved 4 of 6 BP's and won 63% of the pts with her 2nd service!

now against Sveta or? will be tough!

JeremySun
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:11 PM
Wow! Marion is finally crap again.

Aaron.
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:12 PM
Marion played well today

nice long rallies

Viktymise
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:12 PM
:woohoo: Lena was down 4-0 in the 1st set and won 7 straight games :rocker2: Win it all and the USO please! :kiss:

FrOzon
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:12 PM
Elena :)

The Daviator
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:13 PM
Elena yet to drop a set :eek:

Win the title :yeah: Marion :hug:

Paco
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
nice win Lena :)

DownTheLine21
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
Good win. The match was basically over after the first set.

kinglear
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
I'm ecstatic right now about this win, but why does Lena always run into Sveta at New Haven. I'd rather Lena play Safina.

Serena-rules-no1
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
never in doubt

Bartoli doesnt have a chance against real players

Zombielicious
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
Marion. :hug: Go and rest now, get that sickness out of you and be ready for USO!

Viktymise
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
Elena yet to drop a set :eek:

Win the title :yeah: Marion :hug:

She dropped 2nd set against Santangelo R1 :confused:

sfselesfan
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
Losing that match was a blessing in disquise for Marion...she looked exhausted. Not to take anything away from Elena, who dug deep and played well to come back from 0-4 in the first set. Gutsy performance.

Get some rest Marion.

SF

Kai
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
Lena :woohoo:

LudwigDvorak
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
Elena played easily the best match of her year so far, this was WAY better than LA QF. She served to the backhand so well, even when it didn't go in, hit some fantastic passing shots off both wings, had more winners than errors, hit BEHIND Bartoli, went down the line far more often than I've seen as of late...she's still allergic to the net, but she hit plenty of well-done drive volleys as well.

Such good play today! Well done! I've wanted a Kuznetsova match for awhile, let's see if she actually can beat her second top 10 player of the year. :hearts:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
Lena :woohoo: ;) :banana:
what a comeback from 0-4 down

i was thinking not again :o

3.2
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:15 PM
well done Lena! losing the first 4 games than winnig 7 in a row :lol:
good luck in the semi-final!

Ben.
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:15 PM
Well done Lena :yeah:

MisterMan
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:15 PM
never in doubt

Bartoli doesnt have a chance against real players

Like Henin ? :confused:

Nando_L
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:16 PM
Lena :D :banana:

Bruno71
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:16 PM
I don't know what Marion's illness is, but the performance looked similar to ones I've seen in the past. I think, like Jelena, she's overplayed herself this year and it's showing. She's a great talent though, and I expect to see her win matches like she did at Wimbledon in the future.

Elena looked solid today and I even think she served well. She's slowly finding her best form imo.

goldenlox
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:16 PM
Lena won 12 of the last 14 games in a real buttkicking effort.

zveeen
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:17 PM
congrats Elena! impressive comeback in the first!

Dexter
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:17 PM
Marion. :sad: 4-0 in the 1st. :sad:

tennisIlove09
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:17 PM
YAY! Go Elena! :D

saint2
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:17 PM
Congratulations :worship: :worship: :worship: Now take the title...

kinglear
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:18 PM
Such good play today! Well done! I've wanted a Kuznetsova match for awhile, let's see if she actually can beat her second top 10 player of the year. :hearts:

Lena can definitely beat Sveta because Lena is faster than Sveta, but of course it's all in Lena's head. She'll win it if she thinks she can win it. I wish her the best, but I don't expect her to win. She needs to expect herself to win.

LindsayRulz
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:18 PM
Marion :sad:

Well done Lena :)

goldenlox
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:20 PM
Lena has to be happy with the level of tennis she played today.
I wish she had a few days off. She has 2 tough matches to go.

Ceze
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:22 PM
Well done Lena! :D
Now they're tied at 2-2 this year :)

faboozadoo15
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:22 PM
That's the best I've seen Dementieva play in a long time. Her defense was impeccable. I really hope she and Agnes set up a final date against each other!

Poor Marion. I wanted her to win a little and really thought she seemed possessed to do so after the first 4 games. :sad:

Uranus
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:23 PM
Just great, Elena. :yeah:

Josh.
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:23 PM
marion, letting a 4-0 lead slip? not on.

lena, well done and good luck in the semi's!

Escape
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:24 PM
Great win for Elena :yeah: :D :)
Good luck in the SF

Dementinator
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:25 PM
Very pleased, amazed after the dismal start from Lena, I also thought here comes Eastbourne 2, but it wasnt to be, Lena flexed those powerful muscles, roared and it was full ahead both for the rest of the game, taking 7 straight games and only losing 2 more on the way to a fairly god demolition job, well done Lena!

Sorry Bartoli, looked for a while there didnt it, bet you thought you were gonna be at the icecream stand in a matter of minutes, but terribly sorry, Lena was playing with ya and that was the end of that YOU HAVE BEEN DEMENTINATED! , but I still expect you do have a good USO all the same, theres defo some talent there thats for sure.

goldenlox
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:25 PM
I wish Lena was in the bottom half. The level she played today will make her formidable in Queens.

lilimi
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:26 PM
good win!

Mark Spruce
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:27 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070823/capt.be69849abdad43509716ba7f3b88630b.pilot_pen_te nnis_ctrc107.jpg

#1SteffiGraf#1
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:27 PM
They should play a double header tommorow, and give those players until tuesday at Flushing.

Adaora
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:28 PM
Losing that match was a blessing in disquise for Marion...she looked exhausted. Not to take anything away from Elena, who dug deep and played well to come back from 0-4 in the first set. Gutsy performance.

Get some rest Marion.

SF

My thoughts exactly

Mark Spruce
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:28 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070823/capt.08e9e25180314cc9b85a549aa2f18668.pilot_pen_te nnis_ctrc108.jpg

Mark Spruce
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:29 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070823/capt.e50d28b1c1ac46059d0aca7de0b1d0a8.pilot_pen_te nnis_ctrc106.jpg

Viktymise
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:29 PM
Hopefully the Dementieva - Kuznetsova SF is on ES :unsure:

Mark Spruce
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:29 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070823/capt.996e656cdf9b4948a159e26eefe41564.pilot_pen_te nnis_ctrc105.jpg

DefyingGravity
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:31 PM
Not to make an excusse for Miss Bartoli, but she was absolutely exhausted. She still looked sick. She was coughing some, and she looked very pale in her face. She wasn't ready yet. She has to fully get over her flu bug first.

Elena played extremely well and took advantage as much as she could.

Kworb
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:32 PM
Lena D's highest level of tennis is the best ever in the women's game

LudwigDvorak
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:36 PM
Lena D's highest level of tennis is the best ever in the women's game

I still don't think Elena's at her 2004/2005 peak, but I think it's safe to say that was the best match she's played since the 2006 Tokyo final. I mean come on, in the Bartoli match Elena hit a lob winner, I think that was her first lob winner SINCE the Tokyo final. :tape:

Finesse wise, Elena is still a bit rough around the edges, but Elena hit some good drop shots, had a few good volleys, tried coming in as a surprise sometimes. She's getting there.

goldenlox
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:38 PM
The best part is that she didn't get discouraged when she went down 03, 04.
She kept competing and starting playing much better. And then held that level.
I was impressed. Lena has made a USO final and 2 SF's. It looks like she's back in that form.
She has to start the matches sharper than today.

jonny84
Aug 23rd, 2007, 11:09 PM
:sad: for Marion. At least she's made the Top10 now. Would have liked this win to cement it though.

Topspin2
Aug 23rd, 2007, 11:41 PM
nice win Lena :)

squig2k
Aug 24th, 2007, 12:08 AM
:worship: elena. nearly lost faith after 0-4 down
good luck against svetlana, it will be tough

Blu€
Aug 24th, 2007, 12:16 AM
Sweet Elena :bounce:

Marion .........:rolleyes:

goldenlox
Aug 24th, 2007, 12:52 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070823/capt.e34c7908f82447ddaa24d3c4c27995d5.pilot_pen_te nnis_ctrc115_jpg.jpg
Russia's Elena Dementieva reacts after she defeated France's Marion Bartoli 6-4.6-2 in their women's quarterfinal singles match in the Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament in New Haven, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070823/capt.be69849abdad43509716ba7f3b88630b.pilot_pen_te nnis_ctrc107.jpg
Russia's Elena Dementieva gets set to hit a return to France's Marion Bartoli in their women's quarterfinal round singles match at the Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament in New Haven, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007.

fOxYLiCiOuS
Aug 24th, 2007, 01:05 AM
Well done elena. :D :hearts:

Rachel_
Aug 24th, 2007, 01:07 AM
Congrats Lena :woohoo:

GL against Sveta!!!

.Andrew.
Aug 24th, 2007, 01:07 AM
Wonderful performance from Elena! :banana: :worship: One of her best performances of the year!

Good effort from Marion! :hug:

Marion and Elena has now split the meetings this year 2-2. Marion started off so strong! :eek: :bowdown: When she went down 0-4, I was wondering if Elena wasn't applying but she had learned from their previous three meetings. :o And I was fearing another Marion blowout. But Elena stayed in and kept fighting and the rallies were just brilliant. At the end, Elena was too good. I think she completely wore Marion out. She was really trying to find her breath at the end of a lot of points.

Good performance from both. Now beat Svetlana in the semis! :woohoo: :banana: :aparty: :rocker2: :clap2:

Bolero
Aug 24th, 2007, 01:12 AM
Nice win. Good luck against Kuznetsova. I won't mind it so much if she lost to Sveta so she can go to NYC already, but I prefer a win to extra boost Elena's confidence.

Natalicious
Aug 24th, 2007, 01:27 AM
marion :(

but great to see a nice result from lena :yeah:

Anna F'd Enrique
Aug 24th, 2007, 02:06 AM
I am tired of Elena's hairstyle.

Chunchun
Aug 24th, 2007, 02:42 AM
:bowdown:

Chunchun
Aug 24th, 2007, 02:45 AM
I am tired of Elena's hairstyle.

what about Ponytails :angel:

mm1147
Aug 24th, 2007, 02:48 AM
not surprised elena is still capable of winning matches like this

azmad_88
Aug 24th, 2007, 02:53 AM
congrats lena

Eugenia
Aug 24th, 2007, 03:24 AM
Well done Lena! :bounce: :bounce:

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 24th, 2007, 03:25 AM
Very nice Lena! Good fight back in the first! Good luck in the semis!

Harju.
Aug 24th, 2007, 04:10 AM
Lena :woohoo:

aussie_fan
Aug 24th, 2007, 04:25 AM
Bad Luck Marion, hopefully you go better at USO.

No Name Face
Aug 24th, 2007, 04:31 AM
watching some of this match now and this is how lena should have been playing all year! so many beautiful shots, mixing it up, DTL's...i'm proud of her.

selyoink
Aug 24th, 2007, 04:45 AM
Lena played well but the only way Marion was winning this match was if Lena got hurt. She was breathing heavily after just a few games.

I was pretty surprised she didn't retire given prior history and the week before. It was nice to see her suck it up and finish the match this time around.

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 24th, 2007, 04:46 AM
Lena :worship:

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 24th, 2007, 04:55 AM
Lena :worship:

UDACHi
Aug 24th, 2007, 06:00 AM
that was peak dementieva from 0-4 down. :drool:

Willam
Aug 24th, 2007, 06:24 AM
Great lena keep doing it this way! :)

Slumpsova
Aug 24th, 2007, 06:48 AM
Marion doesn't deserve to be in top 15 :o

dorotek23
Aug 24th, 2007, 06:56 AM
Good win for Elena :woohoo:

cometz9
Aug 24th, 2007, 07:36 AM
Well Done Lena!!! Now beat Sveta :D

Marion :hug: she is still feeling the effects from her illness, just need plenty of rest before the USO.

Duramont
Aug 24th, 2007, 08:23 AM
Elena :bigclap: :hearts:

patch.
Aug 24th, 2007, 09:28 AM
Elena :bigclap: :worship: Win the whole thing!

.:sk:.
Aug 24th, 2007, 09:38 AM
Elena :bounce: great comeback after 0-4 in the 1st set :)

Prizeidiot
Aug 24th, 2007, 10:27 AM
Good win, and good luck in the semis.

Hopefully Elena can finally get her season going here

youkoulélé
Aug 24th, 2007, 10:31 AM
:bounce:

Hashim.
Aug 24th, 2007, 10:34 AM
great fight Lena :woohoo::yeah:

Demska
Aug 24th, 2007, 11:23 AM
Lena :D

I have a good feeling about this tournament :scared:

Mama´sBoy
Aug 24th, 2007, 11:42 AM
Marion :sad:

miffedmax
Aug 24th, 2007, 11:51 AM
Well, I feel sympathy for Marion. . . I'm supposed to be on vacation and I"m sitting in my hotel and can't sleep because I feel about like Marion looked today. Sick as hell.

What makes me feel good about Lena's win today is that she actually seemed to adjust her tactics. She was stuck on the baseline for the first three games, then started to come in. It didn't pay off immediately, but it made Bartoli work harder. I think a healthy Marion might have gone three, but Lena was going to win today.

Pilongo
Aug 24th, 2007, 11:54 AM
That's our Lena :D .
Thanks love
Davai!

Slumpsova
Aug 24th, 2007, 12:34 PM
Lena will lose to Agnes in the final :o

Hellion
Aug 24th, 2007, 01:58 PM
Marion :( :sad:

goldenlox
Aug 24th, 2007, 01:59 PM
The way Lena played yesterday, only 3 or 4 players can beat her, and Agnes isn't one of them.

Task
Aug 24th, 2007, 02:06 PM
Congratulations Elena :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Great match. Good luck in the semis :) :) :) :)

kinglear
Aug 24th, 2007, 03:03 PM
The way Lena played yesterday, only 3 or 4 players can beat her, and Agnes isn't one of them.

You know what, I'm going to be positive too, Lena will win! Lena just better win her last two matches (the SF and the final) in straight sets, because I don't think my nerves and heart can endure another three-set match. Well, like they say, Elena Dementieva matches aren't for the faint of heart. :)

Ellery
Aug 24th, 2007, 03:08 PM
Marion :sad:

kinglear
Aug 24th, 2007, 03:23 PM
Elena played easily the best match of her year so far, this was WAY better than LA QF. She served to the backhand so well, even when it didn't go in, hit some fantastic passing shots off both wings, had more winners than errors, hit BEHIND Bartoli, went down the line far more often than I've seen as of late...she's still allergic to the net, but she hit plenty of well-done drive volleys as well.

Such good play today! Well done! I've wanted a Kuznetsova match for awhile, let's see if she actually can beat her second top 10 player of the year. :hearts:

Lena's down-the-line shots are so effective because her opponent never sees it coming. And Lena hits it so flat that by the time the ball bounces, it's way off the court, out of reach.