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Mina Vagante
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Serena was down 1-4 in the first :( then actually started to wake up :)

From 1-4 she seemed to just reel off the games. That set went so quick from that point

Into her 3rd straight final :worship:

Bremen
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:38 PM
That's my Serena! You go girl!

Demska
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Just another french choker. :(

Dodoboy.
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:38 PM
SF to Final MIGRATE!

maddogz48
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Congrats Serena. :) Well done another final

Natalicious
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:39 PM
:woohoo:

The Daviator
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Serena is 18-1 in 2008.

Well done Ree! Good luck tomorrow :D Great effort Alize :hug:

LeRoy.
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Impressive from both players.

Alize defo. didn't embarass herself on court.

Win the title Serena :yeah:

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:39 PM
:woohoo: now win this title

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:39 PM
:hearts: Good job Fatty!

I think she got pissed off from hearing Martina say she wasn't moving her feet :lol:

Dodoboy.
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Mariah works everytime, :drive:

Never in doubt. 5 aces 61% .

Some errors i am guessing but she won :shrug:

TAKE THE TITLE! :hearts:

Natash.
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Alize up 4-1 and started to make way more errors while Serena was dictating a bit more.

Grats Serena. :)

Olórin
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Patchy from both really it seemed, but Cornet putting in an admirable showing ultimately.

I'm sure Serena will raise her game for the final :)

Demska
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Lena will just have to dish out more breadsticks.

Mina Vagante
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Serena, take this title :yeah:

Fretchap
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Reena :bounce: Well done! :yeah:

ChampLindsay
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Well done Serena:hearts:

SV_Fan
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:41 PM
way to go serena

Destiny
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:41 PM
She's not fat it's muscle:p

Yeah :woohoo: now take it all

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Alize :( :sad:
she's got time on her side :baby:

BigBabeTENNIS
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:42 PM
well done serena

Dodoboy.
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:43 PM
GL against Bepa :drive:

Destiny
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:43 PM
:banana:

bwahahahahaha
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Alize :( :sad:
she's got time on her side :baby:

Classless as always :o

Sund7101
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Now take the title Serena! :worship:

Tech1
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Keep it going Serena!

starin
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:46 PM
:worship: 2nd Charleston final. Hopefully this one goes a little better :unsure:

and wow Serena came out on court like she was sleepwalking for the first 5-6 games. Picked it up but I think this was prolly her worst total performance since Miami R.16. But at least she survived :bounce: I think all those long matches are catching up w/ her. 4/5 of Serena's matches have been over 2 hours. :eek: Hopefully she's not too drained in the final and Dementieva/Zvonereva play a 4 hours match. :devil:

Alize :hug: She's got a temper out there:devil:
She really she should have done more w/ the chances she was given. But that's okay thats what comes w/ experience. Serena was basically not there for the beg. of the 1st set. But when Alize got the lead she got tight. I still think she needs to get a lot stronger. Cuz there were times when Serena was hitting the ball well that she was just being blown off the court. She needs a little more pop on her shots and she hit one of the shortest and softest 2nd serves I've ever seen but she still won the point. lol. great tourny for Alize and I think she'll do great on the red clay. Made a fan of me today cuz she's so funny out there.

Thanx4nothin
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Win this title serena!

marilyn002
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Well done to Alize as well for not allowing Serena to dictate all the time in the match.

PatrickRyan
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Not the greatest tennis, But a win is a win :yeah:
Now please win the final :)

LindsayRulz
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Well done Serena :)

vettipooh
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Although Serena started slowly, this was a really good match. Congrats Rena!! :hearts: :banana: Alize's got great movement and placement. I really like her game. Very nice handshake and words at the net. if Alize further improves, she's a contender at RG. Good luck in the final, Ree.

qc_aneres
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:50 PM
SF to Final MIGRATE!

u love mariah?
u know rena loves mariah too!

congratz rena

Craigy
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:52 PM
14 wins in a row. :hearts: Get your first green clay title tomorrow, Serena!

Dodoboy.
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:53 PM
u love mariah?
u know rena loves mariah too!

congratz rena

UHUH!

I know :angel:

cometz9
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:53 PM
Go Serena!!! Win your 3rd clay title tomorrow :banana: :lol:

Bremen
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Keep up the streak Serena!!

brent-o
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Nice win, Serena. And nice fight from Cornet, too. This is the first time I've seen her play and her forehand looks like it could be real damaging on real clay, the red stuff.

kris719
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:02 PM
too bad, Cornet had her chances in the first set

Rod the Bama
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:05 PM
Another good win for Serena. :clap2: She really showed her experience throughout the match, especially coming back from down 1-4 in the first set. As for Alize, she`s going to be kicking herself about that first set. Plus her forehand went all over the place at times and she let her emotions get the best of her. Still it was a good showing from France`s cutest star.

VishaalMaria
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:07 PM
An ok win for Serena but this match shows us alot about Alize Cornet and how she's a rising star. Good match Alize :)

Yasmine
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Just another french choker. :(
:rolleyes:
It was just Alizé's first or second semi final in a WTA tournament. I think she did really well here and it's not like she lost to a low ranked player either...
Well done Serena :yeah:

stevos
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Great, Serena! :hearts: Serena goes for her third title of the season, already in the year? :eek:
Ecstatic.

I'm actually really excited, what if Maria and Serena just kept a long-running battle throughout the year for amount of titles won...that would make it a great year in my opinion. Finals of every slam. :drool:

Anyway, also great to see Alize playing well and not bowing down from the get go. She's no fluke!

Shinjiro
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:12 PM
she didn't choke but she should have won that first set!

Aaron.
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Serena has played 19 matches already Jankovic much!

V-MAC
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:14 PM
well done Serena ;)

Nice showing from Lizzie

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Serena is now 18-1, with a 14-match win streak.

take this title, she is lookin' GOOD :) congrats!

three straight finals. when was the last time this happened?!?

In The Zone
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:16 PM
:D Great job today Serena! Alize definitely pushed you the way a claycourter needs to.

But you stood firm and showed her who was boss. Keep your head on right and stay focused for tomorrow. :)

Time to finally get that Charleston title!

Mina Vagante
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:18 PM
Serena is now 18-1, with a 14-match win streak.

take this title, she is lookin' GOOD :) congrats!

three straight finals. when was the last time this happened?!?

Early 2003 I think :shrug:

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Early 2003 I think :shrug:



on the way up:worship: thanks!:lick:

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Serena is now 18-1, with a 14-match win streak.

take this title, she is lookin' GOOD :) congrats!

three straight finals. when was the last time this happened?!?

Early 2003 I think :shrug:




Yeah YEC Final, AO, Paris, Miami, Charleston

She reached 5 straight finals then.


She has the chance tomorrow to win as many titles in 2008 as she did from 2005-2007 :lol:



:yeah: THAT'S how you do it Ree :bounce:





Serena in 2.
4 and 2

I wasn't that far off ;)

Dodoboy.
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Early 2003 I think :shrug:

Don't tease :explode:

Harju.
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Aww Alize.
Been a great two weeks for her. :hug:

Olórin
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Yeah YEC Final, AO, Paris, Miami, Charleston

She reached 5 straight finals then.


She has the chance tomorrow to win as many titles in 2008 as she did from 2005-2007 :lol:



:yeah: THAT'S how you do it Ree :bounce:


I wasn't that far off ;)

Wouldn't it have been 8 straight finals then dating from the US Open and ending in Rome?

NightShift
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Keep it going for a 3rd title this year.

AnnaK_4ever
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Wouldn't it have been 8 straight finals then dating from the US Open and ending in Rome?

USO - def. Venus
Tokyo-Nichirei - def. Clijsters
Leipzig - def. Myskina
YEC - lost to Clijsters
Australian Open - def. Venus
Paris Indoors - def. Mauresmo
Miami - def. Capriati
Charleston - lost to Henin

8 straight finals, W-6, L-2.
The streak ended with SF loss to Mauresmo at Rome.

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Nicely done!I had to leave at 3-4 in the 1st set. Glad to see that she started to play like she is capable of playing . Not to take anything away from Cornet ofcourse. She was playing really good ball through the first 6/7 games :bounce:.

ElusiveChanteuse
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Serena :banana:

superblack
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Serena will bring her A game in the final. Big Up Rena.

ce
Apr 19th, 2008, 08:04 PM
:hearts:

Petkorazzi
Apr 19th, 2008, 08:06 PM
:yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

-VSR-
Apr 19th, 2008, 08:11 PM
:yeah:

Looks liked an okay match. I hope she's ready for the final.

Dave.
Apr 19th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Well done Serena! :dance:

yeah, twas 8 straight finals back in 02-03. Can't believe it's been so long.

young_gunner913
Apr 19th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Great job Ree! :yeah:

Now take the title. :hearts:

morningglory
Apr 19th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Dont see VEra stopping her!

LDF
Apr 19th, 2008, 08:53 PM
SF to Final MIGRATE!

Please stop with the 'MIGRATE!' comments :spit: :o

Anyway, congrats to Serena on reaching her 3rd consecutive final this year :bounce:

I really hope she can add another Tier I to her collection tomorrow!

Serenidad.
Apr 19th, 2008, 09:44 PM
Keep going Czarina of Russia.

RVD
Apr 19th, 2008, 09:53 PM
Great Job WinneRena. Now take the title!!!
Girl is smok'n! http://deephousepage.com/smilies/smokin.gif

It's good to see the French grooming another potential star player too. Means more meat on the dish. :lol: (j/k)

Good job out there Alize. Wishing you the best. :wavey:

Bartosh
Apr 19th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Good job Serena :yeah: Take the title please ;)
Alize :hug:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Apr 19th, 2008, 10:19 PM
Congrats Serena :hug:

Good luck in the final.

Denise4925
Apr 19th, 2008, 10:22 PM
:banana: Way to go babygirl. On to the final. Now take the title. :woohoo: :woohoo:

Nice showing by Alize. Didn't she play Venus before? I can't remember where.

Denise4925
Apr 19th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Yeah YEC Final, AO, Paris, Miami, Charleston

She reached 5 straight finals then.


She has the chance tomorrow to win as many titles in 2008 as she did from 2005-2007 :lol:



:yeah: THAT'S how you do it Ree :bounce:







I wasn't that far off ;)

Who did Serena lose to in Charleston in '03? Was it Lindsay?

brent-o
Apr 19th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Who did Serena lose to in Charleston in '03? Was it Lindsay?

No, she beat Lindsay and lost to Henin, I believe. They showed clips of it on ESPN2.

RenaSlam.
Apr 19th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Well done, Serena!

Take the title, tomorrow!

harloo
Apr 19th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Bravo Serena!! Good luck in the final!! :bounce::bounce:

Better luck next time Cornet, well played!!

PLP
Apr 19th, 2008, 10:51 PM
WOW! Great to see Alize competing really well against Serena. She is really starting to challenge the VERY top. Solid win for Serena, Good luck in the finals Reee! :)

doni1212
Apr 19th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Good job, Ree!!!

Chance
Apr 20th, 2008, 12:07 AM
Good job Serena!!! :D
I remember Vera took a set off Rena on clay bck in 2003.....Hopefully Serena has a good start *and end* tomorrow.
Great to see Serena in another final, hopefully this will inspire Venus......

Ben.
Apr 20th, 2008, 01:11 AM
Well done Serena :yeah:

Alize :hug: I would of never expected this from her & she did really well.

silverwhite
Apr 20th, 2008, 01:45 AM
Lena will just have to dish out more breadsticks.

I am sure she will :spit:

partbrit
Apr 20th, 2008, 01:53 AM
Just another french chokerJust another french choker.

She didn't choke. She played her heart out. Serena was too good for her, but Cornet was impressive as hell.

Wtrain
Apr 20th, 2008, 02:35 AM
Take the title Serena!

Lefty.
Apr 20th, 2008, 03:06 AM
Pretty entertaining match when I watched it on TV. :yeah:

serenafann
Apr 20th, 2008, 03:31 AM
Well done Serena.Stay focused.

Good fight Cornet.

homogenius
Apr 20th, 2008, 03:33 AM
Cornet has improved a lot but it wasn't enough to beat a player like Serena.She needs to add some muscles too.She's still too frail.I just hope she won't crumble under pressure and she'll have a good red clay season (includind FO).Great two weeks for her and soon in the top30.Not bad.

Dizon2929
Apr 20th, 2008, 05:56 AM
Good try Alize against Serena!!
Believe me, she will be one to watch in RG

Chrisi
Apr 20th, 2008, 06:34 AM
Serena, take the title home now! :wavey:

Highlandman
Apr 20th, 2008, 08:55 AM
Way to go Serena :yeah: I just remember when Cornet played Venus in RG 2007, she gave her a nice fight there too.

.:sk:.
Apr 20th, 2008, 09:16 AM
Alizé :bigcry: :hug:

Mynarco
Apr 20th, 2008, 10:40 AM
Cornet..so close :(

Dodoboy.
Apr 20th, 2008, 11:01 AM
I am sure she will :spit:

:worship:

I wanted to quote that comnment too.

But i would have prefer Elena to win. Vera can be very scrappy.

Renalicious
Apr 20th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Well done Serena! :woohoo: Now take out Bepa in the final. :)

The Dawntreader
Apr 20th, 2008, 11:52 AM
On clay it's never going to as easy for Serena as on hard, but she's fighting through brilliantly:D:worship:

Get your first Charleston title Serena!:bounce:

Nemo_Kool
Apr 20th, 2008, 02:30 PM
Woo Go Serena Nab Another Title!

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 20th, 2008, 04:26 PM
good luck today:)