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+/-
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:29 AM
Well done Jelena. Fantastic choke at 6-3, 5-3. :tape:

Serena's first serves were on vacation today.

All the breaks of serves.. :help:

Sharakim
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:30 AM
THANK YOU JELENA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:devil::devil::devil::de vil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::dev il::devil:

Cakeisgood
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
OMG YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! I'm so beyond thrilled.

Wayn77
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
http://braino.org/me/wp-content/0607_fireworks_green.jpg

danieln1
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Enough said, error after error, didn´t move at all, she did nothing

Mikey.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Fuck Me Dead!

cancelled1
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Poor Serena:sad:
Came on court already in a funk and really had no chance

RenaSlam.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Pathetic.

Serena beat herself.

aNYthing
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Wwwwhhhhaaattt Ttthhheeee Ffff*cccckkkkkkkkkkkkkk

SzavayFi
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Great win JJ!!! :bowdown: What a surprise! :eek:

random fan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
wow who could have thought, that it will turn out like this

cameron
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Jelena did well to get the win.

Serena was awful while trying to hold serve.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Serena was flat as a pancake :(

both my faves went out cos they got out of bed on the wrong side-great :rolleyes:

why couldnt Paszek finish Janko off in R1 :fiery:

Junex
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Quarterena!!!!!!!

Its official guys...4 GS-4Qtrs for Serena Williams!!!

thiskidhasit
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Jelena broke down her backhand to perfection - four straight QF losses. Sorry Serena!

G1Player2
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
She played great tonight. No excuses from me! COngrats Jelena.

rollup
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Oops :tape: Looks like there will be no William Sisters final :lol:

Love you Jelena :inlove:

DimaDinosaur
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
OMGGG Jankovic, you're the best. I love you, you played soo good

ALLEZ!!!!!

Another semis of a major

Brett.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Jelena is LAUGHING SO HARD after her win. I feel sorry for Serena :o

Sylvester
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
OMG Jelena deserved this so much.

She is such an underrated player. Screw Serena's injury, Jankovic won because she played an amazing match! :worship:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
i agree...that match was retarded...fitting it ended on one of her errors :o

dylan24
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
big deal.
she'll get her ass kicked by henin like always

Simplicity.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
Pathetic.

Serena beat herself.

Obviously..she NEVER loses :rolleyes:

Astro Jetson
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
:D
although i would love to have seen Justine beat Serena :p

SV_Fan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
You play so well, and freaking. I want to beat her in the head with that racket si badly.

Ntour
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
any excuse prediction?

maybe it was her toe blister :o

VeeJJ
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
In your face Serena fans. You can never count Jelena out. Let me remind u the score 6-3 6-4!:worship:

Kobra
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
So many favourites on men and women site goes down very early and now Jankovic is in the semis. Really embarrassing AO... :o

mckyle.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
Credit to Jankovic for exposing just how terrible Serena's footwork is.

You deserve it Jelena. You had some serious bad luck drawing Paszek in the first round but you fought hard and you're in the SF!

Indytennis
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
WOW!! Excellent job Jankovic!

Yasmine
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
:eek: Shame on me for thinking Serena would sail through this in 2 sets! :woohoo: :clap2: :banana:

Fidello
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
:woohoo:
Thank you Jelena

DownTheLine21
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
Terrible performance. Something was obviously wrong with Serena. This reminded me of the FO QF. Nonetheless, Jankovic was solid throughout the match.

Ferosh
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
OMFG!
:woohoo:

swissmr
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
:eek::eek::eek:
I really didn't think Serena would lose, even when she was 5-3 down.
Was she injured?

aNYthing
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
lwkjebhgkljsabdfkjsbadjkfaslkjaslkjbjlkfbsajfkakjb dkljfasb

FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK.

WHAT THE FUCK?

treufreund
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
JELENA YOU SAVED US FROM all-williams finals!!! :hearts:

Olórin
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
At the French Open I was entirely confident that was the worst QF match I would ever see Serena play. I was wrong. And now Im going to go and cry myself to sleep.:sad:

GO VENUS! :bounce:

Venus+Serena#1fan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
Jelena clearly benefited from a somewhat injured and very NERVOUS Serena who almost got back into the match but didn't.
That's tennis it happens, I hope Serena's injury is not serious.

Congrats to Jelena, luck was on her side today and it paid off for her to save those match points in the 1st round!

alias
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
Congrats Jelena, but sadly this is as far as you will go!!!

spiritedenergy
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
Yes Jelena you trashed her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rocker:

I knew it!:lol: To all the delusional fans saying that Jelena would have lost in straight sets:nerner:

Now Ana complete the job and eliminate the other one.

Serb final here we come!:bounce:

rollup
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
Quarterena!!!!!!!

Its official guys...4 GS-4Qtrs for Serena Williams!!!

:tape: :lol:

Aaron.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
Serena played clueless tennis this was almost like the Radwanska-Kuznetsova match Kuzy playing brainless tennis and Aga keeping the ball in play.


Serena PLEASE WORK ON YOUR FUCKING FOOTWORK.

this is annoying really Serena had 4 double faults and her first serves suck not only did she have bad footwork aswell

Serena please dont play until your ready to work hard.

missvarsha
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
Uggggh. I didn't want this result. If Serena had to crash out playing badly why couldn't she have saved it up to lose against Justine. LoL.
Sigh, looks like Ill have to wait yet another year for Jankovic to return to oblivion.

Shoulderpova
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
:inlove:

Keadz
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
I still expected Serena to come back, even on the match point:lol:
Jelena is so surprised, fantastic for her! She must be so happy with herself, Serena didn't play well she seemed almost nervous at the start.
I'm not sure if she will win her semi match, I would say she has a chance against Maria, but probably not Justine.
I AM VERY HAPPY THOUGH, lots of good rallies through out the match aswell!:bounce:

venusdemilo
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
Serena :sad: Her serve -- her major weapon -- was totally gone today. And she didn't move well at all. She didn't look right the whole match. Is she hurt?

Congrats Jelena. On to the semis.

SV_Fan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
Fuck me

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
quite horrid...even the commentators said that they would agree if serena said she beat herself cause that match was just :o

DimaDinosaur
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
Jankovic played amazing absorbing all that power from serena :eek:

supermarija
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
Hard hiting from begining to end ,thats new Jelena :)

Tennis Fool
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
What was that Serena? :sobbing: What was that?

hingis-seles
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
Woot.

Sam L
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
Obviously, there was something wrong with Serena. She had blisters on her feet. I think that pretty much made her immobile.

Her feet were FLAT.

venusdemilo
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
Wow, just wow. I was NOT expecting this result at all.

Serena :sad: Her serve -- her major weapon -- was totally gone today. And she didn't move well at all. She didn't look right the whole match. Is she hurt?

Congrats Jelena. On to the semis.

cellophane
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
Jelena :drool:

Kar16d
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
Serena will win the doubles with Venus though

shap_half
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
yay Jelena!!!!!!! I'm sooo happy!!!!!

Now come on Justine!!!!!

Cilla
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
JJ :speakles:

:hearts:

50Sense
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
Ummm.....okay.

mirzalover
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
Shitious play

BigBabeTENNIS
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
awfull serena movement shit serve crap awfull

OsloErik
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
I am STUNNED.

Well done to Jelena, though. Her movement and backhand were terrific.

Serena, you'll come back better than ever in Miami! It was good to see you smile on court for the first four matches!

Derek.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
WTF. :help:

Serena would just rollover for Jelena. :rolleyes:

Congrats, Jelena. ;)

Lunaris
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
Jelena :kiss:

Wayn77
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
She played great tonight. No excuses from me! COngrats Jelena.

CLASS

Thank you.

Njay16
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
That point with Serena serving 3-6 4-5 40-30 :help: She should have hit that backhand with more conviction. I'm not a Jelena fan but that is a great effort.

Venus will avenge you Serena :devil:

And don't pull out of the doubles..:angel:

Frode
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
Oh yes...........
That does indeed make my day.......................

Ntour
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
serena should be happy she saved her another justine beatdown

Tennisstar86
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
Hard hiting from begining to end ,thats new Jelena :)

:confused: what match were you watching? she didnt hit that hard....... kept good depth though....

Marcus1979
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
with this loss I think Venus will rise above Serena now in the rankings.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
omg Jelena. quite crafty at times. :worship:

i think Serena was just emotionally thinking about something else... i wonder if this has anything to do w/ relationships.....

DOUBLEFIST
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
Serena played..., horribly.

It was just weird.

SharapovaFan16
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
This is turning into a good day, one of my faves Jelena takes out Serena, and Maria has the opportunity to take out the #1 player.

Serena's footwork was a complete joke, and Jelena was great in the longer rallys. Toe to toe and then some with Serena. What were they talking about and Serena's mom coaching?

bandabou
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
Yep...QRTRena. She can't win QF's anymore. Pathetic record in QF's at the majors.

ce
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
:bigcry:
no words SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :woohoo:

50Sense
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
I think Serena needs some new cheese.

Natash.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
:help: Serena

:yeah: Jelena

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
Serena must be used to losing in Qfs in slams now......... today no exception :o

DemWilliamsGulls
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
WOW...Serena...girl what happened today....night and day frmo the way she played the match b4 this. She was a big let down today...Jankovic just kept the ball in play...and waited for the error. Anyway props to jankovic..she moves on...get ready for the next tournament Serena..AND DONT be a sore looser and pull out of doubles!

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
pathetic

Ackms421
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
This was unbelievable...I can't wait for the press conference...

I'm sure Venus will win the whole thing now though...

Poova
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:36 AM
Haha Serena hit more winners than Jankovic! :lol:

Congrats Jelena, Serena loses in the QF of a major yet again. :hearts:

huh?
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:36 AM
was it my imagination, or at the end, on one of the longer rallies, did JJ walk to the net to pick up a ball that Serena miss hit, kiss it, and put it over the net on Serena's side??? WTF going on there?

Philip
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:36 AM
Wow Jelena!!! :D :bounce: :hearts:

Who would have thought Jelena would be in the Semis after being match points down in the 1st round!!! :o :D

WAHOO!! :D

Stamp Paid
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:36 AM
I just wanna say congratulations now, in case I'm not around when Allah wins her 8th grand slam title. Like Serena stood a chance anyway heheh.

mboyle
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:36 AM
Obviously, there was something wrong with Serena. She had blisters on her feet. I think that pretty much made her immobile.

Her feet were FLAT.

Jelena's leg was freakin strained. Serena's feet have been flat since 2003. It's nothing new. She has bad footwork, like Pam said.

stevos
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:36 AM
Didn't even see this until the last two games, I have no idea what happened, but Serena looked absolutely horrible in the second last game, and then couldn't get to 5-5.
This was supposed to be easy for Serena. If Justine wins now, it will go from being a great grand slam to a shit one, knowing Jelena will choke again to Henin. Please win Maria, I'm begging of you. :sobbing:

Il Primo!
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:36 AM
WTF Rena!!!:o She looked so flat! Hope it's not an injury, again :unsure:
She must fix this footwork ASAP and be more agressive, it's high time cause she's losing her aura!

Well done Jeca :hug: You'll make it easier for Maria.

stevos
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:37 AM
Didn't even see this until the last two games, I have no idea what happened, but Serena looked absolutely horrible in the second last game, and then couldn't get to 5-5.
This was supposed to be easy for Serena. If Justine wins now, it will go from being a great grand slam to a shit one, knowing Jelena will choke again to Henin. Please win Maria, I'm begging of you. :sobbing:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:37 AM
one question though...what happened between vaidisova and jj...in one match she's great and then the next she plays how she did...i mean if anyone denies serena played total crap is just delusional...

JeLeNaJfAn
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:37 AM
Great Win, You are my hero

LindsayRulz
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:37 AM
Serena :sad:
She was definitively injured today, couldn't move at all in the first set. Congrats Jankovic for your first semis at AO :).

shap_half
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:37 AM
quite horrid...even the commentators said that they would agree if serena said she beat herself cause that match was just :o

here we go...keep it coming.

GoldenGophers
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:38 AM
Jelena got such great depth throughout the match! So excited for Jelena!!!!!

Pleasantville
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:38 AM
Serena, it's so sad to see you out of the tournament. i know you were injured and that's so unfortunate. At least you kept on fighting, thank you so much!! Hopefully the injury isnot so serioud. Now get some rest to recover and make this year kick ass!! :hug:

Jelena, you bitch...lol just kidding. Great job girl! You've improved a lot in this tournament. Congrats :worship:

bandabou
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:38 AM
Hmm...so now it's official. Serena has become a live or die on the serve. Movement was awful, she still was getting to some balls. But she wasn't thinking..crosscourt, crosscourt, and Janko always went down the line. So you have to go dtl yourself. Dissapointing result really.

alias
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:38 AM
OMG, this board is going to CRASH!!!!

DownTheLine21
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
Serena will win the doubles with Venus though

I think that they're definitely pulling out.

switz
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
pretty funny considering the two absolute sitters Pasek missed on match point against Jankovic in R1.

Imagine if she wins the tournament :lol:

saniapower
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
After Serena's 1st match I said 'Serena Williams is not gonna defend her title'
Jelena u proved me right :banana: :music:

SharapovaFan16
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
Jelena clearly benefited from a somewhat injured and very NERVOUS Serena who almost got back into the match but didn't.
That's tennis it happens, I hope Serena's injury is not serious.

Congrats to Jelena, luck was on her side today and it paid off for her to save those match points in the 1st round!

The 3 excuses:
1. Injured
2. Nervous
3. Luck

haha, seriously Serena was out classed by Jankovic today. Didn't commit a lot of errors. Pretty good tennis.

StZox
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
I knew it I knew it I knew it!!!!!!!!!!!
I knew that Jelena will play her best against the best opponents.
She played simply AWESOME!!! Her backhand DTL is :worship::worship::worship:
And she had great strategy hitting these deep shots and making Serena move a lot!!!!!!!!

Serena also had some great shots as well, but please don't say that Serena defeats herself :rolleyes:, because Jelena didn't let her play her game.

JECAAAAAAAAAAAAAA< YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce::b ounce::bounce:

Ben.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
Jelena :rocker2: what a marvellous win, must be one of the best in her career :D
She played so solidly & well enough to dismantle a sub-par Serena. Hopefully this is a good sign for Jelena to reach a slam final, but we shall wait & see. I'm just so happy for her!!! Jelena :yeah:

Serena :hug: she did not play at her best today I admit, she lost that spark that enables her to fight & she just looked nervous. very unlike her to be like this, but credit to jelena she was just the better player.

SV_Fan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
36 fucking errors. She fucking played like choking venus out there. Serena should have played angles if she knew the serbian bitch was injured. Serena cam in with her head stuck up her ass, and look she got beat the fuck up. I have never ever been so fucking dissapointed in my tennis life. I mean she is fucking injured pull her out wide. She had so many ppl behind her. I hope that Venus can win for Serena. Because I am so fucking pissed right now. Too many errors,and what the fuck was up with your serve. She better come to her next tourney pissed the fuck off because she is not going to choking in the quaters at every major.

Helaena
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
Good job Jelena!!! Thank you thank you!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

You did an amazing job on beating THE Serena Williams....

I don't care what injury excuses will be coming :lol: :lol: :lol:

You made my day Jelena!!!!!

Jelena fans, BIG CONGRATS TO ALL OF YOU!!!! You must all be very very happy right now!!! :bounce:

Lindsayfanumber1
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:40 AM
Jelena :worship:

Serena :sad:

mdterp01
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:40 AM
Serbia 1...USA 0. Something was clearly off with Serena, but credit to Jankovic for hanging in there and finishing it off in straight sets. It happens folks. Moving on...

keirana332
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:40 AM
I am amazed :eek:
Did not anticipate that scoreline!
Jelena :worship::worship: Brilliant win for her
Serena clearly wasn't herself today, which was too bad, but kudos to Jelena for sticking it out though :D

tennisfan2480
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:41 AM
Could you imagine this .......

Sharapova beats Henin.

Jankovic (who has beaten Sharapova before) beats Sharapova.

Jankovic beats whoever of Venus/Ivanovic/Hantuchova/Aggie in the Final (she's beaten all at times) ...

Jankovic is 2008 AO Champ.


Don't figure on it happening, but you neevvverrrr know.

StZox
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:41 AM
pretty funny considering the two absolute sitters Pasek missed on match point against Jankovic in R1.

Imagine if she wins the tournament :lol:

I said that to myself after the 1st round match.;) Maria Sharapova alast year also had a tough match in the 1st round and reached the final.

GO JECAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA:bounc e::bounce::bounce:

Xanadu11
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:41 AM
I really thought Serena was going to win this one, that is until they showed some footage of Serena practising this morning and something was CLEARLY wrong. She looked frustrated and just out of sorts. I like Serena and Jelena pretty equally, and it's pretty dumb to say this result isn't a bit of a suprise. I didn't think JJ had no chance but even JJ was suprised!

I wonder if Serena will still be able to play doubles?

thiskidhasit
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:41 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080114/capt.mel11301140150.australia_open_tennis_mel113.j pg

FrOzon
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:41 AM
So many favourites on men and women site goes down very early and now Jankovic is in the semis. Really embarrassing AO... :o

She's one of the favourites! Great match Jelena! :worship:

Radix2
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:42 AM
I was hoping Serena would have been able to find a way to win this match but it was not in the cards. Another quarter final finish, not looking good.

Congrats to JJ and good luck with Maria or Justine.

schorsch
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:42 AM
Well done Jelena for using good tactics most of the time. Precision at work most of the time.

Serena played like crap though. I never do, but today I sort of feel for her. This was absolutely pathetic. We might as well call her Quarterena now if she doesnt step it up anymore :-/

Dexter
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:42 AM
Lmfao! :spit: I just woke up and didn't saw a pt from it? How it happened? :lol:
Congrats Jelena! So after this drama in Perth, you're getting your ass handed in 1st round, you let Casey pwn you a bit just so you can destroy Serena in the QFs? :spit: Women's tennis. :hearts::drool:

cometz9
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:42 AM
Serena :o :mad: get your shit together for Paris. Venus will have to carry the Williams flag.

Congrats to Jelena :yeah: she got her revenge for last year. I would be so happy if she can make the Final. Good Luck!!!

SV_Fan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:42 AM
I have to go to bed. It'll take me a while to digest this.

Peterk07
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:43 AM
Congrats Jelena, you're a smart little b*tch in a best possible way. :)

Serena played really bad in the first set. She looked like a mammoth staying on the lines, hit huge but never move. She came back then wich resulted in the best second set of the tournament so far. Finally Jelena won, and this makes me really happy, because I didn't like today's Serena at all. This was a woman Roddick which exactly the opposite of what I like in tennis.

Go rest Jenena, and give us an entertaining semi against Henin or Masha on friday. :)

supergrunt
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:43 AM
:lol:

Talita Kumi
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:43 AM
Jelena :smoke:
Serena :angel:

Kenny
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:43 AM
Eh, that sucks.

plantman
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:43 AM
Good job Jelena!!! Thank you thank you!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

You did an amazing job on beating THE Serena Williams....

I don't care what injury excuses will be coming :lol: :lol: :lol:

You made my day Jelena!!!!!

Jelena fans, BIG CONGRATS TO ALL OF YOU!!!! You must all be very very happy right now!!! :bounce:

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

matty
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:43 AM
Serena, you weren't even moving-Doubles and singles is too much, you are not 21 anymore!

DemWilliamsGulls
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:44 AM
one question though...what happened between vaidisova and jj...in one match she's great and then the next she plays how she did...i mean if anyone denies serena played total crap is just delusional...

Jelena just kept the ball in..thats all she needed to do. Serena hit more winning, but she had more unforced errors. Jelenas serving was average, she didnt play with power but placed the ball well..what got her over was her swiftness and she kept the ball in play...and waited for Serena to make an error. Serenas first serve was absolutely gone....like I said earlier..night and day from the way she played...she was a complete let down to her fans today....thats not the grand slam Serena we use to seeing.

Il Primo!
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:44 AM
one question though...what happened between vaidisova and jj...in one match she's great and then the next she plays how she did...i mean if anyone denies serena played total crap is just delusional...

I think there are two keys factors.

First of all, this loss is due to Serena flatness (injury). She wasn't there physically it's clear as water.
Moreover, Jeca COULD return Serena's serve. Thus Rena was forced to play rallies and fatigue herself as Jeca is a great defender.

:hug:

Cat's Pajamas
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:45 AM
oh Serena. :o

Congrats Jelena though. She will most likely be obliterated in the semi's though. :o

SV_Fan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:45 AM
Venus you can do it.

thiskidhasit
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:45 AM
Here's a present for all of you Serena fans. But it's a clearly a fantasy - she will never be number 1 again, but she and you guys can continue to pretend:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee49/hingisfan33/captmel11301140150australia_open_te.jpg

Lukiedja
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:46 AM
by what has transpired?Her groundstrokes,her movement,her serve and most of all her spirit were just totally unexplainable there is just no word or words to describe what i saw. I am so stunned!!!I am just waiting to hear what she says in postconference. Where was the energy the fight?

The Daviator
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:47 AM
Well congrats to Jelena :clap2: I really gave her no chance to win even a set, and was really proved wrong :worship:

Serena :help: She was broken so many times, that last game from 40-15 :smash: and a DF at deuce :smash: Footwork is dire, and strokes still lacking pop, really disappointing, but I still hope she'll do great things this year :)

Junex
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:48 AM
Serena reach the qurters because of her serve and return of serve.

In her previous matches, she was really slow, she was overpowered and wrong footed by her opponents most of the time. But in those matches serena's serve was there and her return of serve were booming taking pace from her big-serving opponents returning with interest...

She serve so many aces and unreturnables..
She also had a lot of winners on her returns...
But on the rallies stretching beyond 3 strokes, she almost always lost the point.

Its the same here against Jelena, only that Jelena was more consistent than her previous 3 opponents making her to hit extra balls...
And since Jelena is a puff-server, Serena could not take pace on those serves for a booming returns...

Add to that, her serve was nowhere there...

supermarija
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:48 AM
YOU BLIND?Jelena was attacking every second and some first serves with power and deep which setup short balls ofc which Jelena put with ease.
Roles were reversed this is Serena style of play so Jelena beat her in her own game.:)

VenusSerenaBlvd.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:48 AM
Serena had a really bad day. I really don't know what went wrong. She was all pumped the last round. Maybe they played too much tennis with singles and doubles. I'm pretty sure that Serena will pull out of the doubles. Which is okay because I would rather have Venus rest and save her body and energy for the singles.

2moretogo
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:49 AM
Serena go and find your 1st and 2nd serve.

Jelena congratulations... get some rest, and pray Maria wins tonight in three long sets.

Cp6uja
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:50 AM
:rocker2: :banana:
Jelena beat actual and 4th time champion Venus at Wimbledon (2006), now she beat actual and 3rd time (in last 5 years) champion Serena at AO - what is next - to beat Justine at RG clay :devil: ???

I personaly not see that this will happen (for me Serena is fav#1 to win AO2008)... congrats JJ for your most impressive career win so far

:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Tennis Fool
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:50 AM
Serena Aces 2 Double Faults 5 Unforced Errors 36 Winners (Including Service) 34
Jelena Aces 4 Double Faults 0 Unforced Errors17 Winners (Including Service)22


Serena lost this match more than Jelena won it. :help:

dropshot13th
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:50 AM
well done jelena

SelesFan70
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:51 AM
Good job, Jelena.

Anyone else think Serena was having her period? I'm being serious. It would explain all the lethargy in the last few matches. :(

Tamus
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:51 AM
When Serena plays her best nobody can beat her. The problem is, when she doesn't play her best crap like this can happen.

Dexter
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:51 AM
Lmfao! :spit: I just woke up and didn't saw a pt from it? How it happened? :lol:
Congrats Jelena! So after this drama in Perth, you're getting your ass handed in 1st round, you let Casey pwn you a bit just so you can destroy Serena in the QFs? :spit: Women's tennis. :hearts::drool:

swissmr
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:51 AM
It was bizarre. Even when she's badly injured, she fights harder than that. :confused:

cancelled1
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:52 AM
ESPN showed Serena practicing earlier today and she was clearly already bothered by something. But that is no excuse. And I just realized that Serena has now lost in four straight quarterfinals:help:

I'm keeping my expectations of her lower than ever.
There is less disappointment that way
At least Venus is here:)
She usually plays better when Serena gets knocked out:D

F-R-E-A-K
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:52 AM
Oh Rena :o :fiery:

Error after error. :rolleyes:
Serena couldn't move at all, she did nothing! :shrug:

Honestly a horrible QF. :help:



Congrats, Jelena. :)

smit101
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:52 AM
Great job Jelena, very happy!!! She played quite a solid match although the real serena really didn't turn up...Good luck in the semis hope she can get to the final!

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:53 AM
Congrats Jelena.

Nico_E
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:53 AM
:haha: so funny

bye bye Serena :wavey: what excuse for this one? :lol:

QF'S are not a very good round for you are they...

:haha:

JJ :yeah:

Kobra
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:53 AM
With this win, Jankovic is so motivated that she plays again 28-30 tournaments. :lol:

I must say, good win...but Serena have an bad day.

gmokb
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:54 AM
I am beyond stunned. If this was Venus I would not be that shocked but this is Serena, who was playing so well. She didn't show up today, not sure what went wrong. We know Serena is a bigger fighter than that. I too am waiting to hear what she has to say. There is one thing I can't understand, why didn't she have that blister take care of before start of play?

Ova
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:55 AM
I personally couldn't be any happier with the results of the match.

Go Jelena ! :worship:

StZox
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:55 AM
Great return of the first and second serve from Jelena!!!!
And great tactics she employed throughout the match making Serena move a lot and hitting these deep balls down the line.

I like it when Jelena plays in a way that is aggressive. GO JECA

Bruno71
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:56 AM
I'm really just stunned...didn't see this coming in any way. Obviously Serena had some big issues coming out of her practice this morning, so she was very flat today, especially in the 1st set. Unfortunately for her, this seemed to give JJ a new lease and she started playing some really great, mostly error-free tennis. Serena did raise her game in the 2nd set...she is such a champion, to fight when it seems uphill like that. Nothing but respect for her from me today.

JJ, against the odds...great work :worship:

danieln1
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:57 AM
Obviously there was something wrong with Serena, because the way she played today, even Pin would have beat her, thank God it was not Justine today!

Stamp Paid
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:58 AM
Congrats to Jelena, well played!!!!

Celie, its up to you now to stop Allah! :unsure:

dylan24
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:58 AM
did anyone notice espn zooming in on jankovic during her massage...
i could have sworn i saw pubic hair coming out of the side of her white shorts.
did anyone else see this or did i imagine this?

starin
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:58 AM
:confused:
For a set and 4-5 games Serena's 1st serve avg speed was under 100mph
And she won less than 30% on her 2nd serve :confused: And she DF at Deuce in her serve to give up MP :confused:

She was hitting the ball okay but moving poorly and and serving horribly. That has to be one of her worst serving days I've seen since 2004 YEC where she got injured.

Great win for Jelena but she is def. playing badly. I know she won in straights but she really has to step it up or she's going to get creamed in the SF. Cuz she was passive and hitting a lot of puff balls and even worse serves.

Overall just :confused: Serena didn't look injured but she hit some 1st serve in at less than 90 mph. And her 2nd serves were really short in the box. If she had served a little better I think she would have won in straight...cuz Jelena was not playing that well out there. She played the same she has all tournament.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:58 AM
i think maybe something emotionally was bothering her

DOUBLEFIST
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:59 AM
...just so you can destroy Serena in the QFs?

Congrats Dexter on, presumably, one of your faves winning, however..., I would withhold saying that she "destroyed" Serena until you watch (or rewatch) the match.

While it is special that Jelena won, she DID nothing special in order to do so.

scoobsuk
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:59 AM
Couple of thoughts.

Something wasn't right with Serena's game today - whether the blister, or something else, I'm not sure, but her level dropped compared to Vaidisova. Her footwork was terrible, especially positioning for the backhand, which she kept just trying to do with the arms, her movement on the stretch was sluggish and she had the turning circle of a small ocean liner.

Serena can and does play much better than that.

None of which alters the fact that Jankovic played a very solid, consistent, intelligent match. She didn't give an awful lot away, she moved her opponent around to expose the movement issues, she was attacking much better than I have seen her do in the past, and she was doggedly determined, even when she was broken back time and time again, she didn't let her shoulders drop. You can't do that against a Williams, and to her great credit, she kept plugging away until the result came. She made it quite a compelling match to watch, even if the tennis was uneven - mainly from Williams but at times from Jankovic as well.

An important win for her - it's always an important win when you can knock off a Williams in the latter stages of a Grand Slam.

It does not get easier though.

mckyle.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:59 AM
Honestly, if Serena would just fix her footwork (it can't be that difficult) then she would be a completely different player. Poor footwork can get you by those scrubs in the first week, but you really have to take smaller steps instead of taking these huge leaps at the ball. If she would just fix that one part she could be amazing.

silverarrows
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:59 AM
excuses? anyone? :lol:

Tennis Fool
Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:59 AM
I was watching Terminator on Fox, turned over to ESPN2 and had to do a double-take when I saw 63 Jelena :lol: Maybe Serena's got that new 9-month virus going around :shrug:

StZox
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:00 AM
Once again it seems that Serena beat herself (irony)
C'mon, I admit that she wasn't at her best, but one of the reasons is that Jelena didn't let her. She just played amazing

LucasArg
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:01 AM
I can't believe it! I didn't watch the match. But I did watch all Jelena's matches and she was not very accurate with her tennis. Serena must have played really bad.

Now Jelena, get to the final!

RJWCapriati
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:01 AM
Knew it!! Excellent Jelena!

thrust
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:01 AM
I am sure there are 3 or 4 different physical reasons why Serena lost today. She, along with Jelena were stupid to play doubles. If Jelena had a brain she would quit the doubles NOW. I doubt that she will though.

Lunatiq
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:02 AM
Serena moves like a cow...O my God...What was that?? Shame...

Yasmine
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:03 AM
People will make excuses and against all odds (including mine) Jelena came out as the winner today, which is what counts at the end of the day :yippee: Next match might be another story :scared:.

freeandlonely
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:03 AM
Yes Jelena you trashed her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rocker:

I knew it!:lol: To all the delusional fans saying that Jelena would have lost in straight sets:nerner:

Now Ana complete the job and eliminate the other one.

Serb final here we come!:bounce:


I almost forget there's a chance for Serb final:eek:
Congrats to Jelena:D

F-R-E-A-K
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:03 AM
Confused, stunned & shocked.

matty
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:03 AM
Here's a present for all of you Serena fans. But it's a clearly a fantasy - she will never be number 1 again, but she and you guys can continue to pretend:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee49/hingisfan33/captmel11301140150australia_open_te.jpg

You seem to have a lot of anger and hatred inside-perhaps you should see a therapist. Your posts are really telling of your low self-esteem, why don't you work on yourself...learn to like yourself so you can bring something good into this world instead of all the negative crap you are exuding. :)

Lucyxx
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:03 AM
Serena can't back up a title.

Jelena figured out Serena's wide serve and completely dominated her second serve throughout the match.

-VSR-
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:04 AM
Backboard wins. :o

Embarassing for womens tennis, to say the least. She was smiling and laughing the whole time after her win, that's inappropriate and I hope the next time Serena kicks her ass she jumps all over the court laughing and thinking she's all that.

Jankovic, can't wait to see you pound on the makeup before your semifinal. :o

serenafan08
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:04 AM
It seems that Serena was pissed off when she got on the court today; when they showed the footage of her practicing, she was mad then too. And losing serve 7 times!?? :help: :o That won't cut it against anybody. It's really a shame that she couldn't find her form today, and now it puts an even bitter emphasis on that Henin/Sharapova match tonight. The winner will have a huge advantage on getting to the final.

Sorry I haven't been posting lately...my apartment complex got bought out by a new management company, and the old management took all the internet equipment. So now we have no internet access! :mad:

DemWilliamsGulls
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:05 AM
Jelena just kept the ball in..thats all she needed to do. Serena hit more winners, but she had more unforced errors. Jelenas serving was average, she didnt play with power but placed the ball well..what got her over was her swiftness and she kept the ball in play...and waited for Serena to make an error, she played very smart tennis. Serenas first serve was absolutely gone....like I said earlier..night and day from the way she played...she was a complete let down to her fans today....thats not the grand slam Serena we use to seeing. Honestly Serena did not deserve to win playing the way she played today...straight up!

Ova
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:05 AM
"Embarassing for womens tennis" was when Serena smashed her racquet like a 2 year old.

Yasmine
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:06 AM
Jankovic, can't wait to see you pound on the makeup before your semifinal. :o
Can't some people just show a little respect here?:rolleyes:no seriously...

starin
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:06 AM
that has to be one of the most bewildering performance I've seen from a top player in a long time.
Serving so well and then suddenly her 1st serve is under 100 mph for a set and 1/2. Just such a weird turn around. Really really wierd cuz she didn't look injured she just looked out of it or something. :confused:

xcrtbckhnd
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:06 AM
Great match for Jelena! I am so happy for her. She played her game and won it. The interviews should be interesting. The handshake looked a bit brisk as well from Serena, but it may have just been the camera angle.

aeronatasha
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:06 AM
Couple of thoughts.

Something wasn't right with Serena's game today - whether the blister, or something else, I'm not sure, but her level dropped compared to Vaidisova. Her footwork was terrible, especially positioning for the backhand, which she kept just trying to do with the arms, her movement on the stretch was sluggish and she had the turning circle of a small ocean liner.

Serena can and does play much better than that.

None of which alters the fact that Jankovic played a very solid, consistent, intelligent match. She didn't give an awful lot away, she moved her opponent around to expose the movement issues, she was attacking much better than I have seen her do in the past, and she was doggedly determined, even when she was broken back time and time again, she didn't let her shoulders drop. You can't do that against a Williams, and to her great credit, she kept plugging away until the result came. She made it quite a compelling match to watch, even if the tennis was uneven - mainly from Williams but at times from Jankovic as well.

An important win for her - it's always an important win when you can knock off a Williams in the latter stages of a Grand Slam.

It does not get easier though.

Agreed.

supergrunt
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:06 AM
It's okay as long as Venus doesn't lose anymore singles matches in this tournament this year. :D

P.S. Nice gamesmanship by JJ at 3-2 I think were she called for the trainer to break Serena's momentum. :)

silverarrows
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:06 AM
excuses? anyone? :lol:

Marshmallow
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:07 AM
I have to go to bed. It'll take me a while to digest this.

I'm sorry you're taking it so hard, but just accept it and float on by. Serena is in better shape in 2008, and i'm sure whatever issues she had during this match, will be taken care of - and she'll be in good fighting shape for the 3 upcoming slams and other big tournaments. She's still a major contender, just couldn't win this one.

And really, if she has to lose, would you rather she lose to Jelena - or lose yet 4 times in a row, at all 4 slams to Henin (who quite frankily is the favourite to win her match). It's a blip along the road - no more. She's off to her mansion, to cry on her millions of dollars... that doesn't sound too bad to me.

--

Moving on - Congrats to Smiley. She got lucky today, but she had to step up and win, and fought really hard herself. Shame whomever wins the next match will DESTROY HER!!! I mean... we might have to pray for her and her family, i bet it'll be so bad!

Serena - Poor performance, but you did it to yourself. Get your act together and start performing like you can consistently!

saniapower
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:07 AM
Jelena's DTL awesome :yeah::worship:

delicatecutter
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:07 AM
This is why Jeca deserves to be #2 in the world.

:worship:

I still don't know what she did to her face, but her tennis was on point today. I'm glad that she avenged her loss last year where she played like shit. The real Jeca showed up today and it was Serena's turn to play like crap.

It's really sad if it's true that Serena is now going to drop to 10 or 11. Cause that's not really fair.

I so covet an all Serbian final!

Nadjagina
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:07 AM
Congrats JJ... Very nice win :):):)

Ferosh
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:08 AM
Backboard wins. :o

Embarassing for womens tennis, to say the least. She was smiling and laughing the whole time after her win, that's inappropriate and I hope the next time Serena kicks her ass she jumps all over the court laughing and thinking she's all that.

Jankovic, can't wait to see you pound on the makeup before your semifinal. :o

LMFAO What? What the hell are you supposed to do after you win a huge match against the defending champion? I would like to know what your feelings were when Venus was jumping all over the place after the 2005 Wimbledon final. I bet you didn't have problem with that, did you?

stevos
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:08 AM
Oh god.
Well, from the comments it seems Jelena played well. I'm really happy for Jelena. The only thing I was worried about though was the fact that Serena will challenge Justine in the semis, and I just think Jelena isn't ready yet to beat Justine. If she does, though, I'll be extremely happy.

I'm not writing off Maria, I'm just wjoirnrxiiendg Justine. (even letters...)

peanuts
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:09 AM
I don't think anyone saw this coming. I still can't believe Jelena won and the scoreline was even more surprising. :rocker2::rocker2::banana::banana:

scoobsuk
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:09 AM
Can't some people just show a little respect here?:rolleyes:no seriously...
You must be joking, right?

Whatever the result of a big match around here, there's an army of very silly babies throwing their toys out of the pram.

One reason I don't come on here so much - it's hard work actually discussing the tennis with all the noise going on around it.

supergrunt
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:10 AM
It just shows that Justine didn't really have to do anything spectacular last year to beat Serena. :shrug:

Peterk07
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:10 AM
I don't think Serena's serve was the problem. 60% first serve percentage is not amazing, but not bad at all. However the 25% of second serve winning ratio is pathetic. Jelena outplayed her, kept the ball in and smartly waited for Serena to miss.

Those comments about "if Serena plays her best, she beats anyone" are ridiculous. There are at least 10 players - or even more - who can potentially beat everyone in a tournament, playing their best. But this is so pointless and hypotethical if one does not play her best.

bellascarlett
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:11 AM
OMGGGGG Jelena!!!!!!! :worship:

I'm off to watch the match now...but in the meantime....Congrats Jelena! Hope you didn't wear that annoying headband of yours. :lol:

Serena...:tape:

hectopascal
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:11 AM
I don't know why everyone's saying Serena played badly, because when I checked the stats (Serena / Jankovic):

Winners: 34 / 22
UE: 36 / 17

Those seem like pretty good stats to me! I'll watch the match when I get back from work to see how Jelena managed to win this one!

Edit: It seems like Serena was serving like sh!t with only 2 aces and 5 DF :eek:

jbone_0307
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:13 AM
She played like a loser. She seriously needs to lose 15-20 lb if she is serious about winning any grand slams. Footwork was absent. I like Serena but either she was injured or she isn't putting enough time into tennis. Even when you have off days, your footwork should not falter and many times, that's what keeps you in the game until you can get your groundstrokes working.

spiritedenergy
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:13 AM
I'm sorry you're taking it so hard, but just accept it and float on by. Serena is in better shape in 2008, and i'm sure whatever issues she had during this match, will be taken care of - and she'll be in good fighting shape for the 3 upcoming slams and other big tournaments. She's still a major contender, just couldn't win this one.

And really, if she has to lose, would you rather she lose to Jelena - or lose yet 4 times in a row, at all 4 slams to Henin (who quite frankily is the favourite to win her match). It's a blip along the road - no more. She's off to her mansion, to cry on her millions of dollars... that doesn't sound too bad to me.

--

Moving on - Congrats to Smiley. She got lucky today, but she had to step up and win, and fought really hard herself. Shame whomever wins the next match will DESTROY HER!!! I mean... we might have to pray for her and her family, i bet it'll be so bad!

Serena - Poor performance, but you did it to yourself. Get your act together and start performing like you can consistently!

:weirdo:
you're so delusional it's not even funny. Go to bed too but do not forget to no wake up until the AO is over... more bitter surprises are for you to come!:wavey:

-VSR-
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:13 AM
"Embarassing for womens tennis" was when Serena smashed her racquet like a 2 year old.

Nope, Hingis taking drugs at Wimbledon, yes.

IceSkaTennisFan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:15 AM
Yep...QRTRena. She can't win QF's anymore.
That would explain why she won Hopman Cup and got to the final in Moscow :p

gillian
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:16 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:JELENA:bounce::bounce:

jbone_0307
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:17 AM
She played like a loser. She seriously needs to lose 15-20 lb if she is serious about winning any grand slams. Footwork was absent. I like Serena but either she was injured or she isn't putting enough time into tennis. Even when you have off days, your footwork should not falter and many times, that's what keeps you in the game until you can get your groundstrokes working.

thiskidhasit
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:17 AM
Nope, Hingis taking drugs at Wimbledon, yes.

What does Hingis have to do with Serena's QF loss?

thiskidhasit
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:19 AM
I don't know why everyone's saying Serena played badly, because when I checked the stats (Serena / Jankovic):

Winners: 34 / 22
UE: 36 / 17

Those seem like pretty good stats to me! I'll watch the match when I get back from work to see how Jelena managed to win this one!

Edit: It seems like Serena was serving like sh!t with only 2 aces and 5 DF :eek:


Exactly! If Serena pulls the "I made so many errors" excuse she is so full of it. Statistically she played a solid match - now if she had 50 UE, then it would be different. Girl got outplayed - it happens!

Marshmallow
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:20 AM
:weirdo:
you're so delusional it's not even funny. Go to bed too but do not forget to no wake up until the AO is over... more bitter surprises are for you to come!:wavey:

No it's just the truth. The only reason Maria and Henin fans are so happy, is because they know they got a free ticket to the final. I'm doing you a favour by pointing this out to you so you don't get your hopes up. It will be UGLY and it may take months for Jelena to grin again! Shame it will be in front of her mother as well.

Yasmine
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:20 AM
You must be joking, right?

Whatever the result of a big match around here, there's an army of very silly babies throwing their toys out of the pram.

One reason I don't come on here so much - it's hard work actually discussing the tennis with all the noise going on around it.
Well as a mod, I have to read through some crap around GM unfortunately (although i don't when I have the choice), so sometimes I just can't shut up...

Yasmine
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:21 AM
No it's just the truth. The only reason Maria and Henin fans are so happy, is because they know they got a free ticket to the final. I'm doing you a favour by pointing this out to you so you don't get your hopes up. It will be UGLY and it may take months for Jelena to grin again! Shame it will be in front of her mother as well.
Well a fair few of us thought it would be ugly in front of her mother against Serena as well...

iheartjelenaj
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:22 AM
I'm happy that JJ won, but I also sympathized for Serena. I wanted to see an epic clash, and I surprised myself when I cheered Serena on against my favorite player. Seeing her downcast face every time she hit a UE did break my heart a little. Oh, Serena :sad: :hug:

Edward.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:22 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

Go Jelena!

Bruno71
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:22 AM
Backboard wins. :o

Embarassing for womens tennis, to say the least. She was smiling and laughing the whole time after her win, that's inappropriate and I hope the next time Serena kicks her ass she jumps all over the court laughing and thinking she's all that.

Jankovic, can't wait to see you pound on the makeup before your semifinal. :o

sore los·er /ˈluhttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/luna/thinsp.pngzər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sawr, sohrloo-zer] 1.a person, team, nation, etc., that loses: The visiting team was the loser in the series. 2. -VSR-

Stamp Paid
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:23 AM
No it's just the truth. The only reason Maria and Henin fans are so happy, is because they know they got a free ticket to the final. I'm doing you a favour by pointing this out to you so you don't get your hopes up. It will be UGLY and it may take months for Jelena to grin again! Shame it will be in front of her mother as well.Because Serena was supposed to stop that from happening, right? :spit:

supergrunt
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:24 AM
I don't think Serena's serve was the problem. 60% first serve percentage is not amazing, but not bad at all. However the 25% of second serve winning ratio is pathetic. Jelena outplayed her, kept the ball in and smartly waited for Serena to miss.

Those comments about "if Serena plays her best, she beats anyone" are ridiculous. There are at least 10 players - or even more - who can potentially beat everyone in a tournament, playing their best. But this is so pointless and hypotethical if one does not play her best.

no
jankovic playing her best will not beat Justine
Maria playing her best will not beat Venus.

Serena's best is good enough against anybody.

Princeza
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:25 AM
JELENA I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :worship: :banana: :inlove: :hearts:

G1Player2
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:26 AM
Because Serena was supposed to stop that from happening, right? :spit:


:worship: Hi King. ;)

junlee_vee
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:26 AM
I'm slightly shocked...actually really shocked!

Congrats to Jelena!

Marshmallow
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:26 AM
Well a fair few of us thought it would be ugly in front of her mother against Serena as well...

It's unlikely that Maria or Henin will come out like THAT - against a player whom they have a good record against. If they do, there should be an investigation...

MagicMilan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:27 AM
sore los·er /ˈluhttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/luna/thinsp.pngzər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sawr, sohrloo-zer] 1.a person, team, nation, etc., that loses: The visiting team was the loser in the series. 2. -VSR-
:haha: :haha:

spiritedenergy
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:27 AM
No it's just the truth. The only reason Maria and Henin fans are so happy, is because they know they got a free ticket to the final. I'm doing you a favour by pointing this out to you so you don't get your hopes up. It will be UGLY and it may take months for Jelena to grin again! Shame it will be in front of her mother as well.

why do you have to hate so badly on her because she trashed your favorite? :tape:
Jelena will reach the final and will win it if it's not against Ana, you hear it first.

StZox
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:27 AM
I really don't understand how disrespectful some people can be.
It is still possible to congratulate the winner and state your opinion without insults.

And despite what everyone says, the match was a high-quality one and Serena didn't play that bad

mckyle.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:27 AM
It's okay as long as Venus doesn't lose anymore singles matches in this tournament this year. :D

P.S. Nice gamesmanship by JJ at 3-2 I think were she called for the trainer to break Serena's momentum. :)

I'm pretty sure Serena took a time-out too, so :shrug:

Once again you show you're quite the dumbass, supertard :bigclap:

TFan1156
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:27 AM
pretty funny considering the two absolute sitters Pasek missed on match point against Jankovic in R1.

Imagine if she wins the tournament :lol:

I remember those "sitters" well! Jelena should do as Chakvetadze and blow a kiss to the heavens...;)

Indytennis
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:29 AM
no
jankovic playing her best will not beat Justine
Maria playing her best will not beat Venus.

Serena's best is good enough against anybody.

When exactly do we get to SEE Serena's best??!! I am so tired of hearing about Serena at her best and how no one can beat her but never seeing it. Please do us all a favor and post ONLY after Serena has played her best letting us know. Thanks.

Peterk07
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:31 AM
Exactly! If Serena pulls the "I made so many errors" excuse she is so full of it. Statistically she played a solid match - now if she had 50 UE, then it would be different. Girl got outplayed - it happens!

Agree :yeah:

In the first set, she played bad, but in the second, she was there, fought and played OK. It was Jelena who found Serena's achilles heels, and smartly took advantage of it.

Marshmallow
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:32 AM
Because Serena was supposed to stop that from happening, right? :spit:

Well if Serena didn't play like THAT, and came out like in the earlier rounds (and won) - she'd have stood a better chance, especially against Maria (who is Vaidisova-esque). Either of those two losing to Jelena in a slam semi? :spit: Did you not see her try to serve it out?

StZox
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:32 AM
I felt bad for Serena seeing her unhappy on the court:(

Marshmallow
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:34 AM
why do you have to hate so badly on her because she trashed your favorite? :tape:
Jelena will reach the final and will win it if it's not against Ana, you hear it first.

I don't hate Jelena - but she's in the Nadia Petrova league where mental strength is concerned. This isn't hating.

homogenius
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:34 AM
I'm sorry you're taking it so hard, but just accept it and float on by. Serena is in better shape in 2008, and i'm sure whatever issues she had during this match, will be taken care of - and she'll be in good fighting shape for the 3 upcoming slams and other big tournaments. She's still a major contender, just couldn't win this one.

And really, if she has to lose, would you rather she lose to Jelena - or lose yet 4 times in a row, at all 4 slams to Henin (who quite frankily is the favourite to win her match). It's a blip along the road - no more. She's off to her mansion, to cry on her millions of dollars... that doesn't sound too bad to me.

--

Moving on - Congrats to Smiley. She got lucky today, but she had to step up and win, and fought really hard herself. Shame whomever wins the next match will DESTROY HER!!! I mean... we might have to pray for her and her family, i bet it'll be so bad!

Serena - Poor performance, but you did it to yourself. Get your act together and start performing like you can consistently!

Serena looks fit and in shape but at the end her footwork still sucks (and it was the same in all her matches).Jelena played a very good match tactically, she attacks Serena's second serves and her backhand was on.Luck has nothing to do with that.In fact, I would say that Serena was lucky to score 7 games today.
Deserved win for Jankovic, and her best match since a long, long time.

Il Primo!
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:36 AM
I'm still not over it :o

homogenius
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:36 AM
I don't hate Jelena - but she's in the Nadia Petrova league where mental strength is concerned. This isn't hating.

She had enough mental strengh to win today...

Forehand_Volley
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:37 AM
Damnit!

I like Jelena, but I was hoping that Serena would get through this match. Its tough to watch a champion of her caliber not being able to make it past the quarterfinals of a grand slam tournament.

Keep working hard, Serena!

Congrats to Jelena!

Ova
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:38 AM
Nope, Hingis taking drugs at Wimbledon, yes.

Let me educate you real quick. Let's do some basic math, shall we ?

A nanogramm is one-billionth of a gram, or numerically 0.000000001 of a gram. I can't even comprehend how small of an amount that is.

Martina's sample supposedly had 42 one billionths of a gram of the metabolite of cocaine. That is 0.000000042 of a gram, written numerically.

Martina's sample supposedly had 42 ng/ml (nanograms per mililiter) and the threshold for a US military cocaine positive is 150 ng/ml and the standard cocaine drug test is 300 ng/ml.

Just how sensitive is this WTA drug test ? I would argue it is too sensitive and/or the threshold needs to be standardized against a real world comparison.

There are no other real world drug tests where 42 ng/ml is considered a positive.

END OF STORY.

I could have 42 ng/ml in my urine just from handling too many banknotes. All European banknotes are filthy with massive amounts of cocaine.

Period.

I'm geared up for a Williams-less final ! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :lol: :wavey:

Wayn77
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:39 AM
I don't hate Jelena - but she's in the Nadia Petrova league where mental strength is concerned. This isn't hating.

Bullshit: Jankovic is in her first year as a top 10 player.

Go back and watch the match. Look at some of the pace and precision that was coming back to Serena.

Marshmallow
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:40 AM
Serena looks fit and in shape but at the end her footwork still sucks (and it was the same in all her matches).Jelena played a very good match tactically, she attacks Serena's second serves and her backhand was on.Luck has nothing to do with that.In fact, I would say that Serena was lucky to score 7 games today.
Deserved win for Jankovic, and her best match since a long, long time.

OMG, i'm not talking about lucky Shot, but you can't watch that match and tell me Serena's backhand was fine! How many times did a cross court backhand end up half way up the net of the side she was on. And her serving. I can't include her poor shot selection - going for some dodgy drop shot - but my point is that she was clearly sub-par - and JELENA WAS LUCKY GETTING A SUB-PAR SERENA. That's what that comment meant!

DimaDinosaur
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:40 AM
was it my imagination, or at the end, on one of the longer rallies, did JJ walk to the net to pick up a ball that Serena miss hit, kiss it, and put it over the net on Serena's side??? WTF going on there?

:haha: :haha: OMG!!! :lol: Jankovic is taking her craft of voodoo too far :haha:

fioredeliberi
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:41 AM
Looks like Janko can hit a lot of LUCKY SHOTS too. LOL.
Serena can lose to anybody now. She's lost to Janko a few times already, so Janko knows how to beat her. Janko just can't beat Justine, that's all.
If Ju gets past Pova, she's in the final already.
Now let's hope Aga can take out Vee.

Allez, Janko!!!!!!!!

Serena was unconsciously fearful of losing to Henin in the next round, so she lost to Janko.......my explanation.

Black Mamba.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:41 AM
The better player won. Besides even if Serena won this match she'd lose in the next round. You can't play like this against quality players. I hope this is a wakeup call to Vee to stop playing lethargic.

starin
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:43 AM
OMG, i'm not talking about lucky Shot, but you can't watch that match and tell me Serena's backhand was fine! How many times did a cross court backhand end up half way up the net of the side she was on. And her serving. I can't include her poor shot selection - going for some dodgy drop shot - but my point is that she was clearly sub-par - and JELENA WAS LUCKY GETTING A SUB-PAR SERENA. That's what that comment meant!

hmm.. I kinda have to agree. Jankovic didn't really do anything special out there. If Serena served decent she would have prob. won in straights (maybe Jankovic would have changed her strategy and gone for more on her returns ...but iono). Avg. 1st serve under 100mph for Serena for a Set and 1/2 is jsut bewildering from Serena :confused:

Marshmallow
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:44 AM
Bullshit: Jankovic is in her first year as a top 10 player.

Go back and watch the match. Look at some of the pace and precision that was coming back to Serena.

Like of Serena's 73mph serves? [I'm not talking away from Jelena's entire performance, that is not what my post said - i was focused on Serena. Gosh i feel like a williams sister in a press conference]

And what does that have to do with Mental strength? Jelena is too self-conscious on court - she can get over excited and let the occassion get to her. Like Petrova possibly did 12 months ago against Serena.

Forehand_Volley
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:45 AM
Let me educate you real quick. Let's do some basic math, shall we ?

A nanogramm is one-billionth of a gram, or numerically 0.000000001 of a gram. I can't even comprehend how small of an amount that is.

Martina's sample supposedly had 42 one billionths of a gram of the metabolite of cocaine. That is 0.000000042 of a gram, written numerically.

Martina's sample supposedly had 42 ng/ml (nanograms per mililiter) and the threshold for a US military cocaine positive is 150 ng/ml and the standard cocaine drug test is 300 ng/ml.

Just how sensitive is this WTA drug test ? I would argue it is too sensitive and/or the threshold needs to be standardized against a real world comparison.

There are no other real world drug tests where 42 ng/ml is considered a positive.

END OF STORY.

I could have 42 ng/ml in my urine just from handling too many banknotes. All European banknotes are filthy with massive amounts of cocaine.

Period.

I'm geared up for a Williams-less final ! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :lol: :wavey:
Let me educate you on something very quickly (or not so quickly).

There shouldn't have been ANY cocaine in Martina's system. Every other WTA player is held to the same drug cut-off thresholds and they test negative. Why shouldn't Hingis be held to the same standard as every other professional tennis player on the planet?

And for your information, when she was banned from the sport for two years, HINGIS DECLINED TO APPEAL.

Hingis is guilty as sin, accepted her banishment from the sport, and is no longer an issue in the sport of tennis.

You should move along too, because the Hingis excuse-o-rama is getting quite old.

Foxy
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:45 AM
There was nothing wrong with Serena to the point she couldn't play. How many other players do we see with blisters and they have medicine put on them and rewrapped and go back out playing. She wasn't even limping. Serena has been playing professional tennis since she was a young teenager and like Pam Shriver said that even if there is a little discomfort you still have to play. She's a professional and this isn't the first time she's had blisters before.

Serena has never been able to hit on the run. She loves hugging the baseline and controlling it from the middle. Serena loves the serves where she can hit cross court winners, but like Justine, Jelena did not give her that. Instead she did like Justine and mixed up her shots and forced Serena to have to run from side-to-side and she pushed her behind the baseline and forced Serena to miss her shots.

That's why I keep saying, the first week of a tournament is not about blowing the lower ranked opponents off of the court. It's just about gettting through and mentally preparing for the top players that you'll play during the second week. Serena exerted all that energy blowing her lesser opponents off the court, while Venus let her lesser opponents come out firing and hitting like their life depended on it. Then Venus just hit shots to force them to error and she won the match.

But when she faces Ana, and the other top players, it'll be a different story.

I've said from the beginning that I think it's gonna be a final between Venus and Maria, with Venus dusting Maria off and winning her first AO title.

Serena will be alright, she just should lose a few pounds and realize that she's gonna have to run from side-to-side and the top players are not just gonna hit shots to her forehand so she can hit the cross court winner and yell come on.

This is all in sports, you win some and you lose some. Jelena would be happy just to get one grand slam.

eugreene2
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:46 AM
I only have 1 question - Was Serena trying to blast Jelena's serve? I haven't seen the match yet but when Serena is hungry & really focused on a match, she attacks. If she wasn't then something was wrong - either physically or emotionally.

Peterk07
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:47 AM
no
jankovic playing her best will not beat Justine
Maria playing her best will not beat Venus.
Serena's best is good enough against anybody.

These girls are all good enough to beat pretty much each other at any time. It just depends on the moment they catch.

But this is, as I said hypothetical. What is Serena's best? When did she play her best last time? Six years ago? She's 6 years older and 20 lbs heavier now. I don't see any chance her playing again like that. What's the point of talking about it then?

Forehand_Volley
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:49 AM
I hope this is a wakeup call to Vee to stop playing lethargic.
I think the slower courts are wreaking havoc on the footwork of some players, similarly to the French Open. Not in the sense of loose ground beneath them. Slower courts (non-clay), they grip your feet.

Bruno71
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:49 AM
I only have 1 question - Was Serena trying to blast Jelena's serve? I haven't seen the match yet but when Serena is hungry & really focused on a match, she attacks. If she wasn't then something was wrong - either physically or emotionally.

At times yes, and often with success when she did. But she seemed tentative at other times, too. Up & down in that regard.

DemWilliamsGulls
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:49 AM
I don't think Serena's serve was the problem. 60% first serve percentage is not amazing, but not bad at all. However the 25% of second serve winning ratio is pathetic. Jelena outplayed her, kept the ball in and smartly waited for Serena to miss.

Those comments about "if Serena plays her best, she beats anyone" are ridiculous. There are at least 10 players - or even more - who can potentially beat everyone in a tournament, playing their best. But this is so pointless and hypotethical if one does not play her best.

Its not the point that Serena playing her best, we just know she can play better than she did tonight. Anybody thats a die hard tennis fan could see that Serena's game was below what we are use to seeing when she DOES win. Serena has won tournaments not playing her best but loose when she plays the at the level she played today. She's on the right track to gettin back to where she use to, she had an off day...shit it happens. I know she can beat Jankovic when she's on....she was off today..point blank.

Wayn77
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:50 AM
Like of Serena's 73mph serves? [I'm not talking away from Jelena's entire performance, that is not what my post said - i was focused on Serena. Gosh i feel like a williams sister in a press conference]

And what does that have to do with Mental strength? Jelena is too self-conscious on court - she can get over excited and let the occassion get to her. Like Petrova possibly did 12 months ago against Serena.

No different kind of pressure.

Petrova crumbles when she loses the initial opportunity to close. A real test of character where you have to FIGHT to get another one asap.

I'm not pretending Serena was anywhere near her best. But there was an "arm-wrestle" going down in the middle of that second set - and JJ was able to hang tough.

fioredeliberi
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:53 AM
I think Serena has problems with players that don't roll over and die immediately when she hits a good shot at them. Once they get most of her bombs back and make few errors and move Serena around, they have a good chance against her. Even Radwanska could have taken Serena. Nicole made too many UFs and played the critical points badly. Janko was cool and consistent, knowing what she needed to do to beat Serena.

My guess is that "Serena at her best can beat anyone" is now just an pathetic urban legend used as an excuse for those who are so arropgant they cannot accept her losing to more talented and hardworking(ie: LUCKIER) players.

Cry us a river, Serena fans. LOL. Your player is finished, kaput.

Princeza
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:53 AM
Why can't people accept it was Jelena who won today and not a tank :weirdo:

Bruno71
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:53 AM
And what does that have to do with Mental strength? Jelena is too self-conscious on court - she can get over excited and let the occassion get to her. Like Petrova possibly did 12 months ago against Serena.

I'll agree with you that Jelena has some issues with how to attack a match mentally when she's in the lead. However, unlike Nadia, the main reason she can let these leads get away from her so easily is her poor serving. I think she's more tough-as-nails mentally than people give her credit for (especially when she's DOWN in the scoreline). She just has to learn to be a better frontrunner. I'd venture to say that she really held on mentally today...she was one point away from 5-5 in the 2nd and a new match.

Il Primo!
Jan 22nd, 2008, 03:55 AM
Bitch please! http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/ubb/icons/icon2.gifhttp://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/ubb/icons/icon2.gif

This can't be heylookimgay who is much more agressove and never uses this kind of happy smileys like :lol::wavey::bounce:

Brooks.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 04:00 AM
pathetic pathetic pathetic

shadow of her former self

to see her lose four straight QF in majors in this fashion disheartens me to say the least

to lose to a player like Jankovic is unexcusable and quite frankly ridiculous...

Jankovic will just lose in the semis and Serena is going home after another disappointing tournament

I really don't know what to say...I never thought Serena would lose like that again after last year...seems she's learned nothing