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Demska
May 31st, 2008, 10:46 AM
:woohoo:

Dinara was 3-5 down and from 3-5 Zheng won 1 point :haha:

Into the 4R without dropping a set, will play the winner of Sharapova vs Knapp.

Still undefeated on red clay :hearts:

svetaisthebest
May 31st, 2008, 10:48 AM
Congrats Dinara :yeah:

Shoulderpova
May 31st, 2008, 10:48 AM
after 5-3 Zheng won 1 point! :rocker:

Dexter
May 31st, 2008, 10:49 AM
Job well done, Dinara. :cool:
Jie was very impressive in the 2nd set. Her comeback into the top50 is just a matter of time. She's without any doubt the most talented Chinese player not to mention the one I like most. Good luck! :hug:

frenchie
May 31st, 2008, 10:49 AM
she won the last 14 points!

Petkorazzi
May 31st, 2008, 10:49 AM
Jie totally broke down after 5-3. :awww:

Drimal
May 31st, 2008, 10:49 AM
Dinara continues hot streak :rocker2:

Nice fight in second set! :)

Noctis
May 31st, 2008, 10:49 AM
From 6-2 3-5 Down to make 4 love games in a row to GSM 6-2 7-5
Saf is amazing Now WIN RG!!! OR JJ!!!!
JJ VS SAF IN FINAL!!!!!

patch.
May 31st, 2008, 10:50 AM
Thought Jie would take this to 3 :sad: she played well though, good tournament for her as a Qualifier :hug:
Dinara :worship: looking good :yeah:

frenchie
May 31st, 2008, 10:50 AM
Job well done, Dinara. :cool:
Jie was very impressive in the 2nd set. Her comeback into the top50 is just a matter of time. She's without any doubt the most talented Chinese player not to mention the one I like most. Good luck! :hug:

exactly;)

Rising Sun
May 31st, 2008, 10:51 AM
Too many UEs from Jie & lack of BP conversations... :(

Iceland
May 31st, 2008, 10:51 AM
Good win, I love how Jie tries to be overaggressive. She really confirms all the best I have thought of her in the qualies. It's extremely hard to beat her with flat strokes. When Safina finally played with more spin, Jie started to make more mistakes, she is so short that it was very hard for her to put more intensity.
A great run for Jie. Congrats Dinara!

TheBoiledEgg
May 31st, 2008, 10:51 AM
Dinara got the kick up the ass she needed
got the job done in end :)

mckyle.
May 31st, 2008, 10:51 AM
Job well done, Dinara. :cool:
Jie was very impressive in the 2nd set. Her comeback into the top50 is just a matter of time. She's without any doubt the most talented Chinese player not to mention the one I like most. Good luck! :hug:

Most consistent, probably. But not the most talented.

RND
May 31st, 2008, 10:52 AM
Jie gave some great fight there. :hug: A very good week already! :yeah:

Well done Safina!

Hardiansf
May 31st, 2008, 10:52 AM
Well done Safina. Dominating after 3-5 in the 2nd set.

Kai
May 31st, 2008, 10:53 AM
Jie :sad: :hug:

kfh_9118
May 31st, 2008, 10:54 AM
Jie :sobbing: but Dinara played well lately.
Still a good performance, after almost lost in the first round qualifying :o

For me, Li Na is still the most talented chinese player, however Zheng Jie is the most consistent one. Love both players :hearts:

mariahdg
May 31st, 2008, 10:56 AM
:sobbing:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 31st, 2008, 10:57 AM
Dinara :) Hopefully she will win Maria tomorrow.:o
Zheng :hug: Good run from qualies :)

Paul.
May 31st, 2008, 10:57 AM
I woke up at 5-5 so I didn't even get to see Jie win a point :haha:;

Oh well, it has still been a fantastic tournament. I hope she can build on this and be back in the top 30 at some point. That meltdown at the end wasn't a good sign, but it probably just signified the end of a tiring week of singles.

Doubles to come :dance:

Dinara :yeah: Now beat Maria. Or probably Knapp :lol:

Kworb
May 31st, 2008, 11:00 AM
Self destruction by Zheng. She was the most aggressive of the two and was looking very good in the second set. Then after 5-3 she hit everything out. :speakles:

Dexter
May 31st, 2008, 11:06 AM
Most consistent, probably. But not the most talented.Don't tell me Na Li is more talented. :tape: She's just a ballbasher with no touch whatsoever.

mckyle.
May 31st, 2008, 11:07 AM
Don't tell me Na Li is more talented. :tape: She's just a ballbasher with no touch whatsoever.

She definitely is more talented, just not as consistent. There is a difference.

Sammy 4 eva!!!
May 31st, 2008, 11:09 AM
Dinaa :bowdown: Keep it up :yeah:

Uranus
May 31st, 2008, 11:16 AM
Jie was really good throughout the 2nd set but it's like she gave up when Safina won her service game at 5-3. That was really bad.
Nice tournament for her, though. :yeah:

Dawson.
May 31st, 2008, 11:24 AM
i expected an easier scoreline, 6-1 6-3 maybe? :shrug:

anyways, a win is a win

zheng will be back in the top 100 in no time ;)

justine schnyder
May 31st, 2008, 11:33 AM
Really nice 2nd set.. Congrats Dinara for advancing!
And WD for holding your nerve with all the breaks in the 2nd..:yeah:
GL next round!!!

Blu€
May 31st, 2008, 11:36 AM
Vamos Dinara!!!!!!!! :bounce::bounce:

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 31st, 2008, 12:25 PM
What a meltdown from Zheng in the end of the second set, she was constructing the points with intelligence and then out of sudden there was nothing left when she had to serve for the set, really weird. Safina though is still looking strong and I would be surprised if she doesn't defeat Maria now :shrug:

Ceri
May 31st, 2008, 12:41 PM
Well done Dinara :)

adrovi
May 31st, 2008, 12:46 PM
Dinara :worship:

RenaSlam.
May 31st, 2008, 12:46 PM
Good luck against Sharapova.

This could be Dinara's breakthrough.

Wintermute
May 31st, 2008, 12:51 PM
Very good quality second set from what I saw. It's a shame Zheng sort of disappeared at the end as it would have been a really good third set I think.

Here's hoping Dinara can carry on and take out Masha next.

tennisbear7
May 31st, 2008, 01:01 PM
Take out Maria, Dinara.

Then lose to Vera/Elena. :D

.Andrew.
May 31st, 2008, 01:36 PM
Allez Dina!
Great fightback in the second, well done! Now crush Masha. :devil:

Jie. :hug: Still a great tournament for you. Should be back in Top 50 in no time. :hug:

gmak
May 31st, 2008, 01:38 PM
dinara :yeah: ;) :cool:

nice way to finish too :drool:

G&R
May 31st, 2008, 01:43 PM
well done dinara!!:clap2::yeah:
now take out masha!

Ellery
May 31st, 2008, 01:47 PM
Jie :hug: Good effort, hope you can do well in doubles. :hearts:

Congrats Dina.

Derek.
May 31st, 2008, 02:05 PM
Well done, Dinara! :D

Now take out Sharapova. ;)

jonny84
May 31st, 2008, 02:14 PM
Good win for Safina, particuarly as this was Zheng's seventh match here.
I think Safina can take out Sharapova.

anon57
May 31st, 2008, 02:15 PM
Well done Dinara :yeah:, Good luck in the next round

Viktymise
May 31st, 2008, 02:17 PM
Zheng was so good in that 2nd set. Such a shame she fell apart a bit at 5-3, because up to that point she was bossing Safina all over the place, and hitting some great winners. She's the best Asian player right now.

Topspin2
May 31st, 2008, 02:17 PM
Dinara!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Marshmallow
May 31st, 2008, 02:21 PM
That second set was awesome. Dinara is playing so good.. some of those shots :eek:. Jie played really well to, fell away at the end of the second, but I guess after getting nervous serving it out, it must have been hard to get back to tht high level.

Dinara though... I'm really impressed. You better not brainfart against Maria, that's the only way you can lose. :bounce:

Pasta-Na
Jun 1st, 2008, 12:29 AM
expected a 3 set match :o little jie :fiery: :p

focus on WD now :D

Pasta-Na
Jun 1st, 2008, 01:45 AM
She definitely is more talented, just not as consistent. There is a difference.

true :) she will play a warm-up tournament before Wimbledon :p