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champion88
May 10th, 2008, 04:57 PM
STRASBOURG TIER II


http://codeconfused.org/thumbs/strasbourg.jpg


Welcome to Strasbourg, France - our last stop before the season's second Grand Slam. This is the last opportunity for players to boost their rankings for the seedings - and with the top 16 being seeded in Paris, there will certainly be afight between the mis-ranked players here this week. Dementieva cemented her #2 position last week with a victory in Rome over #1 Dulko, so expect the top 2 players to do well here again. Let's check out the draw....


(1)Dulko Vs. Bye
Radwanska Vs. Szavay
Jankovic Vs. Harkleroad
Dechy Vs. (8)Ivanovic

(5)Cibulkova Vs. Davenport
Schnyder Vs. Sharapova
Hantuchova Vs. Hingis
Bye Vs. (4)Vaidisova

(3)Peer Vs. Bye
V.Williams Vs. Salerni
Safina Vs. Stosur
Capriati Vs. (7)S.Williams

(6)Olaru Vs. Moore
Muller Vs. Golovin
Chakvetadze Vs. Petrova
Bye Vs. (2)Dementieva


Points due Monday 12pm

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Dechy Vs. Ivanovic :drool:

Cibulkova Vs. Davenport :drool:

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Predictions :devil:

R32-

(1)Dulko over Bye
Szavay over Radwanska
Harkleroad over Jankovic
Dechy over (8)Ivanovic
Davenport over (5)Cibulkova
Schnyder over Sharapova
Hingis over Hantuchova
(4)Vaidisova over Bye
(3)Peer over Bye
V.Williams over Salerni
Safina over Stosur
(7)S.Williams over Capriati
(6)Olaru over Moore
Golovin over Muller
Chakvetadze over Petrova
(2)Dementieva over Bye

R16-

Szavay over (1)Dulko
Dechy over Harkleroad
Davenport over Schnyder
(4)Vaidisova over Hingis
(3)Peer over V.Williams
(7)S.Williams over Safina
Golovin over (6)Olaru
(2)Dementieva over Chakvetadze


QF-

Dechy over Szavay
(4)Vaidisova over Davenport
(7)S.Williams over (3)Peer
(2)Dementieva over Golovin


SF-

(4)Vaidisova over Dechy
(7)S.Williams over (2)Dementieva


F-

(4)Vaidisova over (7)S.Williams

:shrug:

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Players not sent since Charleston will need to for Strasbourg:-

Ivanovic
Chakvetadze
Harkleroad
Radwanska (withdrawn)
Hantuchova
Muller
Petrova

Yet again it is the bottom players (bar Ivanovic) who need to be reminded to send points!!

RR-87
May 11th, 2008, 08:51 AM
points sent :angel:

hope worst player on tour will win at least one match here :p

dawid
May 11th, 2008, 11:08 AM
I think I should retire. Radwanska is hopeless :(

Imperfect Angel
May 11th, 2008, 11:45 AM
I think I should retire. Radwanska is hopeless :(

Agi will join Aga soon.;)

Daniela-Is-Mine
May 11th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Agi will join Aga soon.;)

Count me in too.:kiss:;)

dawid
May 11th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Radwanska withdrew from this event, sorry

Imperfect Angel
May 11th, 2008, 07:21 PM
:spit:

champion88
May 11th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Radwanska withdrew from this event, sorry

:( Don't retire - please come back at French Open

Shafanovic.
May 11th, 2008, 09:45 PM
I suck at this game too.. .:sad:

dawid
May 12th, 2008, 06:19 AM
:( Don't retire - please come back at French Open

I come back with new strategy:p

Imperfect Angel
May 12th, 2008, 07:46 AM
See you then Aga!:wavey: :devil:

denijs
May 12th, 2008, 08:55 AM
So Domi gets a bye in the R1 I think? :angel:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:58 AM
So Domi gets a bye in the R1 I think? :angel:

Onc draw is done, I can't move players to another section of the draw as they may have prepared their points especially for you! :p

denijs
May 12th, 2008, 11:43 AM
Onc draw is done, I can't move players to another section of the draw as they may have prepared their points especially for you! :p

What? :eek:
You're kidding me? :tape:
So someone unseeded will have a bye a the TOP5 player no????? :help:
:o This sucks to much... :rolleyes:

denijs
May 12th, 2008, 11:43 AM
As long as Domi doesn't have a bye, I want her old points to be used...

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 12:04 PM
As long as Domi doesn't have a bye, I want her old points to be used...

OK wil use your od ones- blame Radwanska for pulling out! :p

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 12:07 PM
R32 coming up :)

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Szavay def. Radwanska w/o
Jankovic def. Harkleroad w/o
Petrova def. Chakvetadze w/o

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 12:13 PM
Strasbourg : Round of 32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3213/20080323_20_gyi0051639659.jpg

(8)Ivnanovic def. Dechy 6-0 7-6(4)


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/507/01adbe36fb4c8e099ab8a8632920934e-getty-78841282mb100_australian_op.jpg

(5)Cibulkova def. Davenport 6-0 0-6 7-5


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/594/6ea210361f9e71b5b9c09dd671016354-getty-77848961hh033_pacific_life_.jpg

Sharapova def. Schnyder 6-3 3-6 6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/532/20080123_01_gyi0051257043.jpg

Hantuchova def. Hingis 6-3 0-6 7-5

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 12:24 PM
Strasbourg : Round of 32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/505/fullj_getty-74163283dm015_french_open_d_9_57_16_am.jpg

V.Williams def. Salerni 6-0 2-6 7-6(6)


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/636/21237739241safina.jpg

Safina def. Stosur 7-6(5) 6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/fullj_getty-tennis-fra-roland-garros-safina-williams_6_41_42_am.jpg

(7)S.Williams def. Capriati 6-2 0-6 6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/fullj_getty-tennis-atp-chn-olaru.jpg

(6)Olaru def. Moore 6-2 0-6 6-2


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/03e38e559491e617100d424b1cc12875-getty-tennis-aus-hopman.jpg

Muller def. Golovin 6-4 6-3

Slutati
May 12th, 2008, 12:27 PM
:rolls::rolls:
I hate Muller:fiery:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Round of 16:-

(1)Dulko Vs. Szavay
Jankovic Vs. (8)Ivanovic
(5)Cibulkova Vs. Sharapova
Hantuchova Vs. (4)Vaidisova
(3)Peer Vs. V.Williams
Safina Vs. (7)S.Williams
(6)Olaru Vs. Muller
Petrova Vs. (2)Dementieva

Imperfect Angel
May 12th, 2008, 12:55 PM
What? :eek:
You're kidding me? :tape:
So someone unseeded will have a bye a the TOP5 player no????? :help:
:o This sucks to much... :rolleyes:

:devil:

Shafanovic.
May 12th, 2008, 12:59 PM
:scared: Cibulkova next..

Shafanovic.
May 12th, 2008, 01:16 PM
I am sooo going to lose.. :sad:

Hashim.
May 12th, 2008, 02:31 PM
JJ..what a win:hearts:

:lol:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 02:34 PM
R16 coming :)

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Strasbourg : Round of 16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/591/giselasemifinal.jpg

(1)Dulko def. Szavay 6-0 6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/655/20080108_09_gyi0051180645.jpg

Jankovic def. (8)Ivanovic 7-5 6-4 :eek:


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/523/dominika-cibulkova-doha.jpg

(5)Cibulkova def. Sharapova 6-0 0-6 6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3197/CADP118080600_800x600.jpg

(4)Vaidisova def. Hantuchova 6-2 2-6 6-1

Hashim.
May 12th, 2008, 02:44 PM
i got 2 wins a row for the first time since the first tournament:woohoo:

:woohoo:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Strasbourg : Round of 16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3261/full_getty-71674361mh069_2006_u_s_open_4_25_57_pm.jpg

(3)Peer def. V.Williams 6-0 6-2


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/XWIM140062709_1024x768.jpg

(7)S.Williams def. Safina 7-5 2-6 6-2


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/20080316_01_gyi0051599885.jpg

(6)Olaru def. Muller 6-2 1-6 6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/516/21236893202.jpg

(2)Dementieva def. Petrova 6-3 2-6 6-3

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 02:50 PM
QFs:-

(1)Dulko Vs. Jankovic
(5)Cibulkova Vs. (4)Vaidisova :drool:
(3)Peer Vs. (7)S.Williams :drool:
(6)Olaru Vs. (2)Dementieva :drool:


Top 7 in the QFs :armed:

Hashim.
May 12th, 2008, 02:51 PM
sorry Ana:hug:

Imperfect Angel
May 12th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Sorry.Agnes retires from tour.:wavey:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 03:06 PM
Sorry.Agnes retires from tour.:wavey:

:eek: You have had some really good results!!! French Open next week too! :(

dulkogii
May 12th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Pitu :(

Congrats Venus !

GracefulVenus
May 12th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Pitu :(

Congrats Venus !

for what! :lol: I always win a match, then get my butt kicked! I thought about retiring, but Venus is not a quitter and I'll hang in there! Congrats Shahar.

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 12th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Sorry.Agnes retires from tour.:wavey:

:awww: Please no Ági

patch.
May 12th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Next round Lena, so here comes a 60 06 67 loss :p:lol:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:05 PM
QFs coming up :)

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-0


Jankovic leads (1)Dulko 6-0

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Dulko
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Dulko
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3 Dulko
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4 Dulko
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Dulko
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-6*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-6(5) Dulko


Jankovic and (1)Dulko are tied 6-0 6-7(5)

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpg


Set 3


1-0 Dulko
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-0


(1)Dulko def. Jankovic 0-6 7-6(5) 6-0


Dulko was on the ropes a little in the second and it looked like Jankovic may cause the upset. But, Dulko rallied to win the tie-break and Jankovic wasn't there mentally in the third set. Still a nice week for her just before Roland Garros, winning 2 matches for the first time in ages. Dulko is into another semifinal, and will look to improve on her runner-up finish from last week.

Slutati
May 12th, 2008, 08:12 PM
The scores in this game:rolls::rolls::rolls:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://tenis.sk/images/stories/other/Cibulkova2_2007.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Cibulkova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4 Cibulkova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Cibulkova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-5


(5)Cibulkova leads (4)Vaidisova 7-5

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://tenis.sk/images/stories/other/Cibulkova2_2007.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Cibulkova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Cibulkova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-3*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3 Cibulkova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-4


(5)Cibulkova and (4)Vaidisova are tied 7-5 4-6

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://tenis.sk/images/stories/other/Cibulkova2_2007.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 3


1-0 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-2


(4)Vaidisova def. (5)Cibulkova 5-7 6-4 6-2


Very good match between these 2, but that is expected between the #4 and #5! Vaidisova did well to close out the second set, with Cibulkova mounting the pressure. As soon as Vaidisova took the early lead in the decider, she never looked back, and books her spot in the semis. Cibulkova will have to go back to the drawing board for Roland Garros, but she knows what it takes to win a Slam!

patch.
May 12th, 2008, 08:23 PM
If Olaru now wins I should become number 5, but im playing Lena, so that wont happen :p

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://www.jewishjournal.com/images/photos/spo_peer-shahar_080307.jpgVs.http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpg


Set 1


1-0 S.Williams
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-2


(7)S.Williams leads (3)Peer
6-2

denijs
May 12th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Great win Nicole :bigclap:
Another quarterfinal for Dominika :D
Domi will be prepared for RG even better than for the AO :p

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://www.jewishjournal.com/images/photos/spo_peer-shahar_080307.jpgVs.http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Peer
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-0


(7)S.Williams and (3)Peer are tied
6-2 0-6

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://www.jewishjournal.com/images/photos/spo_peer-shahar_080307.jpgVs.http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpg


Set 3


1-0 S.Williams
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-0


(7)S.Williams def. (3)Peer
6-2 0-6 6-0


Great win for Serena here over the #3 seed. She was just too strong for Peer today. The CT didn't affect the result, and Peer will have to get back to the drawing board for Roland Garros, as she has been struggling for form lately. Serena moves on to the semis again :)

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4 Olaru
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Olaru
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-5


(6)Olaru leads (2)Dementieva
7-5

patch.
May 12th, 2008, 08:31 PM
keep going Ioana :banana:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-2


(6)Olaru and (2)Dementieva are tied
7-5 2-6

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Strasbourg : Quarterfinal


http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 3


1-0 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3 Olaru
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Olaru
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-6
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-6(5) Dementieva


(2)Dementieva def. (6)Olaru
7-5 2-6 7-6(5) :worship:


Another heartbreaking loss for Olaru against nemesis Dementieva :hug: She led 5-3 in the decider but was unable to close it out, and Elena is so tough in those tiebreaks. Dementieva continues her mastery over Olaru, and moves into yet another semifinal!! Well done! :bigclap:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Semis

(1)Dulko Vs. (4)Vaidisova
(7)S.Williams Vs. (2)Dementieva


All 4 semifinalist are seeded for first time!! :eek:

The seeds are finally doing what they are supposed to :ras:

patch.
May 12th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Elena (:fiery:) :bigclap::tiebreakqueen::p

Olaru :smash:

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 12th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Ioana :sobbing::hug::hug: Amazing match! :yeah:

Lena :D 9th SF! :D

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Semis coming up!

(I wanna get RG thread up today) :drool:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Strasbourg : Semifinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-0


(4)Vaidisova leads (1)Dulko
6-0

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Strasbourg : Semifinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Dulko
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-0


(4)Vaidisova and (1)Dulko are tied
6-0 0-6
:smash:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Strasbourg : Semifinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 3


1-0 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Dulko
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-4


(4)Vaidisova def. (1)Dulko
6-0 0-6 6-4
:eek:


Great fight from Vaidisova here. The #1 led 4-1 in the decider, but Vaidisova fought her heart out, taking the next 5 games to win the match and seal her place in the final - well done! :bigclap:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Strasbourg : Semifinal


http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 1


1-0 S.Williams
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1* S.Williams
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-3


(7)S.Williams leads (2)Dementieva
6-3

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Strasbourg : Semifinal


http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-1


(7)S.Williams and (2)Dementieva are tied
6-3 1-6

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Strasbourg : Semifinal


http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 3


1-0 S.Williams
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3 S.Williams
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 S.Williams
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-6
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-6(6) Dementieva


(2)Dementieva def. (7)S.Williams
3-6 6-1 7-6(6) :worship:


Great match between these two. Once again Dementieva manages to dig herself out of a 3-5 third set hole to win it in a tie-break. Serena will be devastated having being so close to the win, but she is almost there - just a few tweaks and she will definitely be a huge threat in Paris. Dementieva oves on to her second consecutive final and will hope to repeat her success from Rome last week. If she does win the final, she will take over as world #1.

patch.
May 12th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Wins the Elena :rocker2:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Final

(4)Vaidisova Vs. (2)Dementieva

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 12th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Lena :hearts: Sorry Serena :awww:

Thanks Patch :hug:

Btw, I forgot to write article. :awww: Im sorry Chris :awww: I'll write one before RG. Promise! :angel:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Lena :hearts: Sorry Serena :awww:

Thanks Patch :hug:

Btw, I forgot to write article. :awww: Im sorry Chris :awww: I'll write one before RG. Promise! :angel:

You better do :ras:

Final coming up seeing as Lena is here ;)

Andrew Laeddis
May 12th, 2008, 09:39 PM
ill write an article too after the final.

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:44 PM
Strasbourg : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-3


(4)Vaidisova leads (2)Dementieva
6-3

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:45 PM
Strasbourg : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-3


(4)Vaidisova and (2)Dementieva are tied
6-3 3-6

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Strasbourg : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 3


1-0 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-6
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-6(5) Dementieva


(2)Dementieva def. (4)Vaidisova
3-6 6-3 7-6(5)


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/516/21236736864.jpg


What a final we had here!! The crowd were on the edge of their seats! Dementieva, for the third match in a row, has to fight back from 3-5 in the decider before clinching it on a tight tiebreak - she must now be dubbed the "Tiebreak Queen"!! :lol: Heartbreak for Vaidisova who will be annoyed at not closing this one out, but she will move back up to #3 by virtue of reaching the final. Dementieva becomes our first 3-time winner on tour, adding to titles in Bangalore and last week in Rome. By virtue of this victory, she is projected to take over the #1 ranking, and she will be the top seed at Roland Garros, riding a 8 match win streak, and she will definitely be the favourite going into our second slam. Well done! :worship:

Slutati
May 12th, 2008, 09:51 PM
YES!!!!:woohoo:
Well done, Elena:kiss:

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 12th, 2008, 09:53 PM
LENA!!! :woohoo::worship::D After that I'll lose in the first round in Paris. :lol:

Nicole :awww: Sorry :sad::hug: But still great week! :yeah:

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 12th, 2008, 09:55 PM
YES!!!!:woohoo:
Well done, Elena:kiss:

Thanks. :hug:

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 09:58 PM
RG thread and draw up within next 20mins ;)

Andrew Laeddis
May 12th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Vaidisova Makes Progress in Strasbourg
http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg

After disappointing results in her previous four events, Nicole Vaidisova has regained her form just in time for the French Open. This week in Strasbourg Vaidisova played some excellent tennis to plow through the draw losing only to Dementieva in the finals. This marks Vaidisova's third 3 set loss to Dementieva and the second to be decided by a tie break. Despite the loss Vaidisova is confident that she can go even further in Paris than she did in Melbourne earlier this year. If she can keep her forehand and temper under control, anything is possible.

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Nicole :hearts:

Good luck in Paris :yeah:

Fretchap
May 13th, 2008, 12:02 PM
I sucked as usual in SFs, not so surprising :o