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Nov 7th, 2007, 11:02 PM
Who will win this all russian affair?

Rod the Bama
Nov 7th, 2007, 11:03 PM
Maria in 2

Nov 7th, 2007, 11:07 PM
Maria in 2

Nov 7th, 2007, 11:11 PM
I'm feeling Maria in this one. She will need to start well though.

Nov 7th, 2007, 11:15 PM
I hope Maria will win again. :hearts:

Maria in 3 :scared:

Nov 7th, 2007, 11:18 PM
Sveta in 3.

Nov 7th, 2007, 11:18 PM
I dont know. Even though Kuzzy lost to Ana, she still showed some big game and some mighty returns. Masha will have to be on top of her game or at least playing well. It would help if she returned a little better :/ Too many netted second serve returns against Dani. We'll see :)

Nov 7th, 2007, 11:18 PM
I think Sharapova will win in three, but it wouldn't surprise me if she dismantled Kuznetsova in two. However, this will most likely be an ugly match. I think that whoever shows more fight and determination will win.

Nov 7th, 2007, 11:25 PM
If Maria wins, Sveta is out. So I think Sveta has more motivation.

Nov 7th, 2007, 11:39 PM
It depends. Sveta can play with Maria as she did in Miami or as she did in the previous YECs,
but I think Sveta plays in YECs as she plays in YECs.

Nov 7th, 2007, 11:43 PM
I think Maria has got this one. Maria always play well at YECs...and she has done so far this year. Kuznetsova, like Dementieva for example, has never played well at YECs...and I expect the same to go tomorrow.

Nov 7th, 2007, 11:46 PM
I agree that this will probably be an ugly match. I think Kuznetsova will frustrate Sharapova into crazy errors by getting lots of balls back; it's not like Hantuchova could play the defense role. Also even though Sveta has a bad record against Maria, they haven't played recently with Sveta as the new #2 and a much more confident player.

Nov 8th, 2007, 12:25 AM
I think and hope maria in 2..but I'm not too confident though

Nov 8th, 2007, 12:30 AM
If she finds her range early - I fancy Sveta for this one.

Also usually a good quality contest when these two get it on .....

Nov 8th, 2007, 12:36 AM
These are the only slam winners in their group. And if Serena doesn't play, it will be the only time slam winners meet at this YEC until the weekend..

Nov 8th, 2007, 12:40 AM
no doubt maria, probably in 2 sets.

Nov 8th, 2007, 12:59 AM
come on Sharpie. make it to the semi

Nov 8th, 2007, 01:14 AM
Who will win this all russian affair?

Maria's probably more hungry, wanting to salvage a disappointing season. And as consistent as Kuznetsova's been, she's sub-par against the top players.

Nov 8th, 2007, 11:46 AM
I think Maria will win in this battle.

Even though Kuzzy needs to win over Maria so that she can safeguard her chance to stay in YEC,

Maria won't let her do so.

And I think the win over Daniela does build up Maria's confidence since it was her first win in 2 months.

Nov 8th, 2007, 12:08 PM
Maria in 2 sets

Nov 8th, 2007, 12:49 PM
Maria all the way :)

Nov 8th, 2007, 02:24 PM
definitely sveta in 2

Nov 8th, 2007, 03:24 PM
Vamos Sveta, please win :D

Nov 8th, 2007, 03:31 PM
Maria in two. :cool:

Btw, if Maria wins this does that mean that her and Ivanovic are both into the SFs? I think it does, because both would be 2-0 and even if Sveta beats Dani she'll be 1-2, but not sure.

Nov 8th, 2007, 04:03 PM
Sveta is horrible at YECs it's not her surface Well good luck both :D

Nov 8th, 2007, 04:11 PM
Maria's so gonna win this... I can feel it!

Nov 8th, 2007, 04:49 PM
Sharapova 6-3, 6-4