View Full Version : Dubai: Dinara Safina def. Selima Sfar 61 63

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:04 PM
Dinara had some sloppy moments.
Anyway, good luck for the rest of the tournament! :)

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:07 PM
Safina :D

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:09 PM

Dinara was cracking the ball, but lost her concentration and was broken by Sfar at love in the second set.

She said in the post match interview that she didn't play Dubai last year, so while making her schedule wanted to play here this time.

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Dinara got the jackpot draw everyone wanted.
Anna next.......

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Dinara :)
Selima :hug:

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:17 PM

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Dina :hearts:

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Sel :sad: :hug:

its been a long time since she was in the top 100 :sad:

How was she looking on the telly? Still chip-charging and serve-volleying alot?

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:17 PM
match is coming on www.wtatour.fr

Magdalena Anna
Feb 25th, 2008, 01:18 PM
She has beautiful smile :hearts:

Good job ...

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Selima should have recieve WC to qualies, not to the MD....

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:35 PM
I agree adamantly that Sfar should not be in the main draw of this event.

Safina was winning points at will, she could have won this match 6-0 6-0 if she concentrated better. A player who is not in the top 150, and is actually on her way 'down' in the rankings, towards the end of her career, cannot handle a top 20 player in the main draw of a massive tournament.
It was literally like watching a man playing a woman, and the fact that Sfar hits with one hand did not help her on the 'power' meter. Safina was destroying her.

Give Sfar a WC into the qualies perhaps, but I doubt she would win, perhaps a first round, but the level in the top 100 is well above what Sfar showed us today.

Sfar looked nice enough, serve volleyed sometimes, only when her serve wasn't blown away for a clean winner.
Otherwise, she was completely and utterly dominated by Safina, who somehow lost 4 games. I still can't give Sfar much credit for winning those 4 games. There were pretty much no rallies, just winner after winner from Safina, until she lost her concentration.

Anyway, I hope to see Sfar in the qualies next year, not in the main draw to get pummeled in an hour by a top player completely out of her league.

Feb 25th, 2008, 01:40 PM
Yes, her smile does look very Polish. :lol:


Feb 25th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Dinara :)

Magdalena Anna
Feb 25th, 2008, 02:00 PM
Yes, her smile does look very Polish. :lol:



BTW, she very like Poland, she won first title in Sopot, but I don't now why Dinara never come to J&S in Warsaw. Now it's impossible :sad:

Good luck in next round probably in Chaki :bounce:

The Kaz
Feb 25th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Selima :sad:

Feb 25th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Selima. :sad:

Feb 25th, 2008, 02:34 PM
sorry to say, but this was one of the worst matches i've seen in ages.

Feb 25th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Good scoreline Dina

Feb 25th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Davai Dinara! :yeah:

Feb 25th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Expected win for Safina. :yeah:

Feb 25th, 2008, 05:30 PM
dinara :yeah: :D
easy as expected ;)

Feb 25th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Dinara :rocker2:

Selima :hug:

Feb 25th, 2008, 10:30 PM
thank god she won this one. :lol: :hug:
despite her inconsistency, her start to the year hasn't been all that bad. if dina weren't such a mental midget she'd have won a lot more, even in the early stages of 2008. :o

Feb 25th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Safina :)