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FedererBulgaria
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:55 PM
Amazing match!:worship:Congrats Dinara!;)

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:55 PM
What a match from Dinara!!!! :worship::worship::worship:

Maria... next year perhaps? :hugs:

mboyle
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:55 PM
Maria led 5-2 in the second and had two match points. I'm shocked. and horrified. Dinara is just not someone Maria should ever lose to.

Mikey.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:55 PM
Very well done Dinara. I am very very impressed. I'm gob smacked actually. :worship:

Nice try Maria. We saw some improvement and you played well. Maybe next year :hug:

Russianboy
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:56 PM
i can't believe it

Becool
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:56 PM
told ya maria wasn't winning this ;)

The Kaz
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:56 PM
:yeah:

Dina into the QFs :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:56 PM
Dinara only got going when she was in deep shit

Masha had chance to finish it but didnt :(

Lunaris
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:56 PM
At last the end of those ridiculous Golden Slam threads.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:56 PM
way to go dinara :D..pova's game is improving

SAEKeithSerena
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:56 PM
OMG DINARA!!!!!!!:)

down one set and 2-5...AMAZING


YAYYY!!!!!!

mckyle.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:56 PM
This hurts. Bad.

This loss hurts me more than any other match Maria has ever lost.

OMG it hurts.

faboozadoo15
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:56 PM
Apparently even the world's best player isn't immune to choking.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:56 PM
OMG!:woohoo: Never been so happy this 2 weeks.:D

Well done Dinara!:clap2: :worship: Almost lose faith in you but you have proven me wrong once again!:p

Maria :angel:

eck
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
Baby Safina :worship:

It was a really good match, and was pretty comical in some ways. :p
Safina down MP, started playing amazingly well.

.:sk:.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
What a match!!!! :worship:

Dinara:worship: :bounce: :woohoo: :banana:

Maria :o

French crowd :tape:

faboozadoo15
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
told ya maria wasn't winning this ;)

:tape: And who'd you pick?

Renalicious
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
WOWW!!! YAYY!! :woohoo: :D The crowd booed Maria off the court. :lol: :hug:

ce
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
Maria :sobbing:
no :sad:

DownTheLine21
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
Amazing effort from Safina. She just kept fighting throughout. Once it got to a third set, she just took it another level. Her serve was fantastic.

clementine
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
Excellent match, the best of the tournament so far. Congratulations to Dinara. :bigclap:

Tough loss for Maria. She left the court quickly without waving to the crowd.

$uricate
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
Its amazing how many Safina fans there are all of a sudden :rolleyes:

Dawson.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
great match.

the french crowd are pigs!!!!

doni1212
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
Good job, Dinara!!!
Sharapova got booed off the court, :haha:

Dexter
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
Deja vu!!! :banana:
Well done, Dinara! But why did you left your best tennis till sooo late, eh? :lol: So damn passive in the 1st set and almost collapsed after rain delay. I have to say Maria was impressive in the 1st set and till 5-2 in the 2nd. She can play on clay.

Max565
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk about dejavu...

LDF
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
Oh. My. God.

An absolutely crushing loss...not much to say.

I'm devastated :sad:

Congrats to Safina on an incredible fight, but wow...Maria :tape: :help:

selyoink
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
I guess Maria will make choking against Safina an every two year tradition at RG.

Drimal
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
Wow Dinara!!! :bowdown: :worship:

She does it again, coming back from far away to take out Sharapova in RG! :rocker2:

Just fantastic! :hearts:

+/-
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
love how Maria was booed on her way out...

RenaSlam.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Saves MP against Maria :eek: :worship:

Match of the tournament so far in terms of drama and a gritty comeback. Maria did well to escape that first set, but Dinara started playing braver tennis in the second and Maria made some silly errors to let her back in it.

Yuri was surprisingly calm and seems to have settled down a bit within the last couple years. It's nice to see him applaud his opponent and not act like a fucking lunatic all the time.

I really feel like this win in particular is going to propel Safina's game and career forward.

Congrats, Dinara.

Serenita
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Well done safina!

peikko
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Well done Dinara! :banana:

anon57
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Way to go Dinara:yeah:, you shouldn't have waited untill being down mp to start playing well though. Good luck in the next round Sharapova was good at times but her serve deteriorated and she started missing more towards the end of the match

FERLKE
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
:devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:: devil::devil:

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::w oohoo::woohoo:

Nikkiri
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Wow what a match.

Dinara :worship:

Maria :hug:

dybbuk
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Amazing fight, Dinara. Really hoping she makes at least the semis.

Cersei
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Dinara :cool: Thank you :D

What a match :worship:

dal
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
wooohoooooooooooooo

Il Primo!
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Bravo Dina.

Most heratbreaking loss as a Pova's Huge Fan. But she's still young. And the crowd behavior is unacceptable.

Hashim.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
she saved mps:eek::sad:

Maria:sobbing:

welddone Dinara:yeah:
you have really impressed me:kiss:

Langers
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Yeh! Way to go Safina.

Thought she was gone down 2-5 in the tiebreak but somehow managed to get out of it.

DA FOREHAND
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Apparently even the world's best player isn't immune to choking.

Yeah right as if the number one ranked player is the best player on tour.

MaBaker
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Safina :worship::worship::worship:

DownTheLine21
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Its amazing how many Safina fans there are all of a sudden :rolleyes:

Well, it's completely natural for people to root for the underdog. By the way the crowd was acting, you'd think Safina was a French native.

Branimir
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:59 PM
Maria, queen of chokers, managed to lose almost won match. Led 5-2 in second set.
Led 5-2 in tiebreak and still managed to lose? I can't believe it. If I was Maria's fan, I would be very, very sad. Luckily I am not.

KanSuke
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:59 PM
Oh :o

Maria :sad:

dylan24
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:59 PM
nice choke you loser maria.
i hope demented one kills safina

faboozadoo15
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:59 PM
Anyway, it was a great match, well the first 2 sets anyway. The 3rd was stupid shit off of Pova's racquet.

Dinara could make the final now. She played really tough tennis today. At times she was downright spectacular.

Sharapova blinked and should have won though.

Coffee&TV
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:59 PM
Maria :bigcry:

beriadan
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:59 PM
The Parisian crowd is awful... wine-sipping pigs! Can't believe Maria wasted a 5-2 lead. I'm sure Lena D. will grind Safina into clay in the next round.

Derek.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:59 PM
Vamos Dinara! :woohoo:

Well done! :banana:

OZTENNIS
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
2006 anyone :lol:
Dinara :worship:

Sharapova :tape: :help:

OZTENNIS
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
Surely the crowd wasn't as bad as they were to Hingis in '99 were they

eck
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
Its amazing how many Safina fans there are all of a sudden :rolleyes:

I'm a new fan. :angel:
Ever since she won Berlin. :p

Daniel
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
I am surprised :eek:

The Daviator
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
Dinara :woohoo: What a fightback :eek: Down 6-7 2-5, then mp, then down 2-5 in the breaker :eek: :worship:

Don't worry Masha fans, she's a huge Wimby fave.

ASP0315
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
expected win by Safina.

I'm really starting to like her game. Keep it up girl. I picked jankovic and ivanovic as my #1 and #2 choices to win but safina is my #3 choice to win this one now. :)

LUXXXAS
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
:haha: Maria choked and lost again against Dinara in the 4th round at RG :D
congrats Dinara :yeah:

Adal
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
:bigcry:

hablo
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
Bravo Oafette. Beating so many top players, as of late (especially world #1s :drool: ) :hatoff:

But you really should have won this in straight sets!

So happy for the rain delay ( :tape: ) because TSN showed the entire first set and beginning of the second set up to the rain delay that I couldn't see because livestream wasn't working for me ... Thanks Aussie coverage. :D

I would say poor Franck but I wouldn't mean it one bit. Bon vent plutôt! :devil: :haha:

Poova
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
This is just argh... so heartbreaking. :sobbing: I'll get over it I guess. :o

Congrats to Dinara. Nicely fought. :)

serenus_2k8
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
:( Well played Maria!

:woohoo: Congratz Dinara! So Ana is 2 wins away from being the new world #1 ?

Iceland
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
Yayyyyyyyyy Dinara :banana:!!!!! She woke up right on time, a truely awesome comeback for a well deserved win :yeah:.
Maria improved on this match and showed better tennis but once Dinara finally started to play her game, she totally exploded!

Marco Fernandes
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
Oh c'mon Maria offered that second set. She had a match point and was up 5-2... I was her fault. Dinara just started to play great in that 3rd set. And Maria still made too many UE...

morbidangle
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
Dinara :woohoo:

tobe
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
impressive effort by safina!
i don t like maria, but why they boed her i don t get! Not fair, or i missed sth....

aguy9797
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
Congrats Dina!!! great win, very impressive how mentally strong she remained after losing the first set, GREAT TENNIS!!! :)

IceHock
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
Good match, but wasn't necessary for the crowd to boo Maria off the court after she lost, completely disrespectful.

tim2502
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
OMG Dinara:)

40Love
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
At last an end of those ridiculous Golden Slam threads.
Thank You!!

n1ko0
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:02 PM
absolutely disgusting from maria

Slutati
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:02 PM
Thank you, Dinara. Thank you:worship::worship: Thank you so so so so much. What a comeback!

Sharahova:rolls::wavey::nerner: What a great day in Roland Garros Elena won and Masha lost:)

bellascarlett
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:02 PM
Masha :hug: :hug: :hug: It's alright. Just not enough. Should have won the second set though. Anyway, now get ready for the grass season. :)

Congrats Dinara. Good job! :)

LUVMIRZA
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:02 PM
Darling thanks for winning. I pretty much said u'll win in all the threads. Thanks for saving my face :lol: Now go on and win the crown :drive:

champion88
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:02 PM
Awesome fightback from Safina!!

So pleased for her!! :bounce:

Sean.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:02 PM
:bounce:Dinara :woohoo:

Please make the finals!

:hug: Maria, so out of character. She earned a lot of respect form me this tornament a real fighter.

An amazing match, even if the tennis wasn't brilliant the whole way though:cool:

mckyle.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:03 PM
GAWWWWWWWD this hurts so bad :sobbing:

I've never been this crushed after a tennis match.

Maybe after Venus lost to Sprem in 2004, but that doesn't even compare to the hurt I'm feeling right now.

Jasmin
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:03 PM
Good for Safina. Safina seems to have become a good fighter even when down. I think Safina is finding her game suits clay and maybe she just played better and not so much that Maria choked. Tape the match so I'll see later.

I'm not a Maria fan but that is really disappointing if the crowd booed her. Why would they do something like that.

dylan24
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:03 PM
comeback justine.
disgrace for wta tennis to have maria has number one player
in world.
what a joke that is.
cow on ice
truly she is on clay

faboozadoo15
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:03 PM
Yeah right as if the number one ranked player is the best player on tour.

Who's better?
Matter of fact, who's close?

Cilla
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:03 PM
Dinara :yeah:

aguy9797
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:03 PM
DInara, what a fight!!

Marco Fernandes
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:03 PM
I'm not a fan of Maria and i have to say this grand slam was my favourite... Right now, it's my less fave... It was just disrespectful when they did that to Maria. The French crowd has decreased a lot in my consideration.

denine
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:03 PM
Dinara :worship: :woohoo:

frenchie
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:03 PM
The better clay court player won today

Don't forget Dinara had SPs in the first set...

LOL at Sharapova being booed all over the place
even the commentators don't like her!

what a great day!

Mikey B
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:03 PM
maria! match point, 5/3 up.... no excuses, she lost that match after the 2nd set, was never the same...

congrats dinara, she best win the title now...

Coffee&TV
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:04 PM
Safina :hatoff: Maria :bigcry: :hug:

maryc
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:04 PM
"Justine, Serena, Elena, Maria. Justine, Serena, Elena, Maria."
(That was my mantra as I was biting my nails throughout the match."

Well done, Dinara! Otlichna!

champion88
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:04 PM
impressive effort by safina!
i don t like maria, but why they boed her i don t get! Not fair, or i missed sth....

Congrats Dina!!! great win, very impressive how mentally strong she remained after losing the first set, GREAT TENNIS!!! :)

She didn't acknowledge the crowd when she left - she just stormed off - that's why she got booed - not because she lost

Ballbasher
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:04 PM
HOOOOOOOORIBBLE result!
Maria played well but DInara was too strong :o
Sveta and Kaia to follow :o

floco
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
Of course it was not necessary or smart to boo her off the court (and by the way it's only a small part of the crowd)... BUT she should know better, she is the favorite, she should know all she needs to do if she loses is wave at the crowd as she leaves the court. Show some respect to the crowd too.

Prizeidiot
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
Well now we have to ask... which player left in the draw is in the best form? I'd say it's Safina based on the wins and Berlin and how she's going now. Great win for her.

Though I'm still going for Elena :)

cocco80
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
Hats off to Safina.
Great win for her.

Maria..you let this one slip through your fingers. You should have made the effort to finish it in two. Anyway I think she did well here.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
Congrats Dinara, never looked back in the third :yeah:

Sefo
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
Maria beat herself.
And the f@#$$ fed cup crowd just helped on that.
Big choke from Maria in the second serving at 5-2. Damn!

Josus57
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
Was this match televised on ESPN, NBC, or The Tennis Channel? Did anyone tape it? I was not at home to set up the VCR. Can anybody make me a copy of it? If yes, send me a private message with what your price is. Also, I am only interested in the ENTIRE Match, not highlights.

Many Thanks

Josus57

eck
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
Oh c'mon Maria offered that second set. She had a match point and was up 5-2... I was her fault. Dinara just started to play great in that 3rd set. And Maria still made too many UE...

Yeah it was a pretty weird match.
Safina had 2 SP for 1st set, and lost :o
Then Maria had those leads, and lost :o

Nemo_Kool
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
that was an immense match...Safina has broken free from the shackles of choking it appears...her belief was never stronger than when she was down and seemingly out...In me she has a new fan and to beat to different number one players in less than a month is amazing as well as her win over Serena...the only question is whether Safina can maintain this confidence and belief which is what won her this match today...

Saying that Sharapova crumbled completely in the end, i felt sorry for her. The crowd were almost reminiscent if that infamous 2003 match except Safina didn't lift her hand!

joćo.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
Amazing match... for Safina.
Maria was so instable :sad:
Congrats, Dinara, i guess, lol!

MS
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:06 PM
Well done Dinara! Great win! :D :D :D

Calypso
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:07 PM
EEK!
Maria, 2 MPs and lost?! She also led a set and 5-2. What a thriller! Gr8 win for Dinara;
sorry Maria - better luck next time.

Agassi Fan
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:07 PM
I am so happy now! It was a really good match! Well done Dinara!

V-MAC
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:07 PM
oh Maria :( Dinara played really well when she was put on the brink of defeat mind.
And why exactly were the French crowd jeering Maria off the court for? :rolleyes:

SharapovaFan16
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:07 PM
The better clay court player won today

Don't forget Dinara had SPs in the first set...

LOL at Sharapova being booed all over the place
even the commentators don't like her!

what a great day!

Did one person losing a tennis match really make your day that awesome? Pathetic at the least. :rolleyes:

Anyways Maria didn't play a smart tennis match at all. I liked some of the things I saw from her and her clay court game has really evolved, but she still needs to come to net more and end some of these points early. She had Safina out of position a lot of times, but let her get back into a lot of points by staying on the baseline.

Great fight by Safina who I don't mind as a player so hopefully she can make a run to the final. And what was up with the French crowd? I watched the whole match and usually fans need a reason to completely jump all over a player. Maria never gave them one. Booing her as she walked off the court was pretty classless.

Mic-190286
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:08 PM
comeback justine.
disgrace for wta tennis to have maria has number one player
in world.
what a joke that is.
cow on ice
truly she is on clay

err...who did Justine lose her last match to??

Don't get me wrong, i miss Henin and supported her over Maria, but seriously?!

RenaSlam.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:08 PM
The French crowd is just brutal.

It's only because they are so bitter that they have no champions of their own in recent times that they lash out on the great champions like Serena and Sharapova.

They got behind Safina but booing Sharapova off court was completely disrespectful. :fiery: Fucking French crowd.

$uricate
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:08 PM
Im not even a Maria fan really but this loss really hurts. She had the match in the palm of her hand and threw it, maybe Safina played well but Maria was still
5-2 up in set 2. I didnt think Maria would win this year, but I thought she'd be in the quarters. Congrats to Safina though, the better player on clay

faboozadoo15
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:08 PM
Good match, but wasn't necessary for the crowd to boo Maria off the court after she lost, completely disrespectful.

She hurried off and didn't wave. They don't like that.
Maria gave a really sporting handshake. That's all I care about.
Safina really deserves the respect of the win.

I could give a fuck about the crowd :kiss:

Zweli
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:09 PM
Dinara!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Thankyou Very very much

Now win the whole thing

serenaback
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:09 PM
Oh My God. Maria is up 5-2 so i decide to take a showwer and get ready. I check in before im about to go to class and the Bitch loses. Common now maria. I am like in shock.

by the way, i mean bitch in a good way... sorta

frontier
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:09 PM
Safina I think will win this event,I have never seen her so composed she is growing up for sure.It was a slugfest the first two sets but overally a drama filled exciting match.The crowd was booing pova and making mexican wave against her.
Hypepova!:wavey:

mr_parental
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:09 PM
So happy

Dinara solved a problem like Maria, AGAIN!

Infiniti2001
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:10 PM
I turned on my tv at 5-3 MP on my way to drop my doggie to the groomer. Came back to see a possessed Safina winning the 2nd :eek: She is not the fastest player around, but she played the right shots when it counted :bigclap:
Is it my imagination or did Maria say fucking ass after she won a point? :lol:

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/3796/safina2ds7.jpg
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1738/safindl0.jpg
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2324/safina1zs4.jpg

teleri
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:10 PM
Great fight from both of them.:worship::worship:

Dinara:hearts::hearts:

дalex
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:10 PM
Great win for Dina! :worship: She deserved it.
I do feel sorry for Maria, she kind of fell apart there in the end. :hug:

French crowd, :o :mad: :fiery:!

IanRadi
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:10 PM
Dinara :yeah: It was the "scream" match :lol:

Stamp Paid
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:11 PM
UGH! Go Ivanovic, I guess.

Robert-KimClijst
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:13 PM
:( :( :( When was the last time Maria choked like that?

SOA_MC
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:14 PM
Pova's luck ran out at match point:D

Dinara from match point down truly great:worship:

CR3WLFC
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:14 PM
what a boring player safina is how many winners did she hit in the third...
living on sharapova errors
tiebreak 5 errors from maria

let court went safina's way even twice in one point

and the those french people ???????

i so want maria to meet safina in wimbledon OMG

oleada
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:14 PM
Dinara! :bounce: What an amazing comeback! I never thought she'd do it after being down matchpoint and on the tiebreak. Great match.


Is it my imagination or did Maria say fucking ass after she won a point? :lol:


Nope, not your imagination. :lol: I was watching it on mute and it was definitely clear. My aunt and I were rolling after that one.

Slutiana
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:14 PM
aI used to like Safina... Now I know why. :hearts:

Maria got booed off the courts. :lol: :o

Very classy handshake from maria. It's funny that apparently the 3 'Divas' of the tour are three of the most gracious players.
Maria swore so much :eek: sToP cOpYiNg ReENaaa!!111

morningglory
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:15 PM
fucking choked :mad:
Well, this RG is over for me and my faves.... (see my sig)

Shafanovic.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:16 PM
Maria :sad::bigcry::sad:

Dinara Well Done :bowdown:

sweetpeas
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:16 PM
People wonder why Justine retire!This may just be (one) of many reason!!!!!!!!!!!!GREAT JOB LADY D.


YOU CAN TAKE IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Martian KC
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:17 PM
Wow, this time I thought Maria had in the bag. Way to hang in there, Dinara!

Slutiana
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:18 PM
:( :( :( When was the last time Maria choked like that?
Probably against Tatiana in Miami from 6-3 5-1 up and then im guessing against safina one year when she was 5-1 up in the third. :shrug:

VasVas
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:18 PM
that was a thriller.. poor Masha, so close.. :hug:

liv
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:19 PM
What a great match, safina really impressed me. Hope she can keep it up

Avid Merrion
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:19 PM
dang, nice one Dinara! :D

Serenita
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:19 PM
what a boring player safina is how many winners did she hit in the third...
living on sharapova errors
tiebreak 5 errors from maria

let court went safina's way even twice in one point

and the those french people ???????

i so want maria to meet safina in wimbledon OMG

:rolleyes:ooh shut up, maria just couldn't handle the pressure. safina did a great job and is a good player.
French crowd is rough, they only like underdog's and players who can speak some french. and they hate Maria,SERENA,Venus.
but she did wrong by calling the crowd ASSHOLES:lol:

Craigy
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:20 PM
People wonder why Justine retire!This may just be (one) of many reason!!!!!!!!!!!!GREAT JOB LADY D.


YOU CAN TAKE IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lady D. :sobbing:

Hashim.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:23 PM
Probably against Tatiana in Miami from 6-3 5-1 up and then im guessing against safina one year when she was 5-1 up in the third. :shrug:

birmingham final last year..:shrug:
if that counts:p

frontier
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:23 PM
I think Maria is crying on her father's shoulder in the locker room as we celebrate Dinara's win:lol:.Yuri was sedated today no theatrics..probably scared of the Gallic wrath.:lol:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:23 PM
Is this the first time Maria lost having a MP?
5-2, then MP at 5-3 and 2 mini breaks lead (5-2) in the TB is not enough.

misael
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:23 PM
[QUOTE=laatmaa;13299552]what a boring player safina is how many winners did she hit in the third...
living on sharapova errors
tiebreak 5 errors from maria

let court went safina's way even twice in one point

and the those french people ???????

i so want maria to meet safina in wimbledon OMG[Maria only had 8 winners against Dinara's 17 more then twice.

faboozadoo15
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:24 PM
Lady D. :sobbing:

PS

Pova and Verdasco should have to make a porn film to apologize to their fans for their horrible matches. :haha:

cocco80
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:24 PM
If you are gonna boo the player off the court just because she didn't wave to the crowd you don't deserve that greet in the first place.
She stormed off cuz she had 2 MP and 5:2 lead in the second set. She was mad at herself but still managed to act like a champion at the net. Nice handshake and congrats to the winner.
She didn't deserve this at all. I feel sorry for her. She gets to many hate for nothing. Like she's devil or something.

SharapovaFan16
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:24 PM
:rolleyes:ooh shut up, maria just couldn't handle the pressure. safina did a great job and is a good player.
French crowd is rough, they only like underdog's and players who can speak some french. and they hate Maria,SERENA,Venus.
but she did wrong by calling the crowd ASSHOLES:lol:

I agree. Maria kept going for shots that had a slim margin for error. She got impatient at times and went for winners when she didn't need to. Safina didn't need to hit winners and realized she just had to continue to get balls back and change the pace from time to time. Don't blame her for continuing to do what worked.

Like I said in another thread Safina played a smarter match. Maria's gameplan was OK at best. She has only herself to blame and I hope her coach wasn't the one who gave her such an awful gameplan.

AndreConrad
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:24 PM
Dinara an awesome persistance and execution :hatoff:; congratulations :yeah:

hablo
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:24 PM
She didn't acknowledge the crowd when she left - she just stormed off - that's why she got booed - not because she lost

Of course it was not necessary or smart to boo her off the court (and by the way it's only a small part of the crowd)... BUT she should know better, she is the favorite, she should know all she needs to do if she loses is wave at the crowd as she leaves the court. Show some respect to the crowd too.

She hurried off and didn't wave. They don't like that.
Maria gave a really sporting handshake. That's all I care about.
Safina really deserves the respect of the win.

I could give a fuck about the crowd :kiss:
Thanks.

I was wondering why they were booing her. Sharpie should know about tennis "etiquette" by now.

It was clear from the start of the match who the crowd was cheering for. Aussie commentators were quite surprised. :lol:

Is it my imagination or did Maria say fucking ass after she won a point? :lol:



No it was not your imagination. :haha:

Dave.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:25 PM
Dinara :worship:

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:26 PM
:woohoo: loves it :D

surprised Maria collapsed at the end-you cant blame that on the crowd though i think they were out of line booing her off

faboozadoo15
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:26 PM
Thanks.

I was wondering why they were booing her. Sharpie should know about tennis "etiquette" by now.

It was clear from the start of the match who the crowd was cheering for. Aussie commentators were quite surprised. :lol:


No it was not your imagination. :haha:

It's not a matter of not knowing. It's about not caring. I doubt she cares anymore than us about it.

Hashim.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:27 PM
Is this the first time Maria lost having a MP?
5-2, then MP at 5-3 and 2 mini breaks lead (5-2) in the TB is not enough.

AO 2005..
semi against Serena..

i think she had mps but lost

Brooks.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:28 PM
loves it.

Sarah<Kim-fan>
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:28 PM
that was the best tennis I've seen in quite a while! what a match!

congrats Dinara! I knew you could do it! :yeah:

PatrickRyan
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:29 PM
Great job Safina :yeah:
Into the QF :bounce:

kinglear
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:32 PM
Maria led 5-2 in the second and had two match points. I'm shocked. and horrified. Dinara is just not someone Maria should ever lose to.

Wow. How does Maria let this big leads go? Maria lost in the same way to Safina in the 4R of the 2006 French Open. I know it's the clay surface, but I wonder if Safina would beat Maria on other surfaces. :confused:

Spiritof42
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:32 PM
This was the most dramatic match in a tournament that, barring a few major upsets, had up until that point been somewhat lacking in thrills and excitement. I'm sad Maria came up short, but I have to hand it to Dinara: just when she looked out of it and was showing signs of a mental meltdown, she managed to get herself back into the match, and she really took charge in the third set, where she was quite dominant on serve.

Once again, the Paris crowd's behavior was quite unpleasant. They just love getting on a player's back, don't they? Maria looked fairly aggravated towards the end, can't say I really blame her for not acknowledging a crowd that had been against her during pretty much the entire match.

Matt01
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:33 PM
Safina :hearts:
I always believed in you, even when you were down in the 2nd set :angel:


love how Maria was booed on her way out...


Same here. After insulting the French crowd, she didn't deserve anything less :)

Becool
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:34 PM
lol it's funny to watch her all pumped screaming come on's,

and she loses

:lol:

AnnaK_4ever
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:35 PM
Never in doubt.
Once Safina actually showed up to play it was all finished for Sharapova.

Ivanovic v Safina final is imminent (don't though if it's the correct word to use?)

Serenita
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:35 PM
Safina, got into her head after loosing those mp! and safina deserve to win this match. she's was mentally stronger then SHalala.

hayleytrotter
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:35 PM
Masha :hug:

Having had a MP, she will be really dissapointed about this one. Oh well, it will hopefully give her more inspiration at wimby. Still, she blew a chance with the williams sisters gone. Eh, noone knows that more than her i imagine.

Good luck jelena, ana and sveta. Hopefully dinara or demented doesnt win.

freeandlonely
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:35 PM
I haven't seen this but I hear she save 2MP?
Wow, I didn't expect Safina has this strong heart.:eek:

HenryMag.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:36 PM
Dinara :woohoo:

Amazing!!

HenryMag.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:36 PM
Dinara :woohoo:

Amazing!!

Rerun
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:36 PM
all that I can say is: good job Dinara! :sad:

SharapovaFan16
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:38 PM
Is there a post match interview from Sharapova? Should be an interesting one.

Infiniti2001
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:39 PM
fucking choked :mad:
Well, this RG is over for me and my faves.... (see my sig)

It hurts your fav is defeated, but you gotta learn to suck it up . Mind you, it took me many, many, many years to realize that :lol: I love tennis, so I will always watch. There's only been one player I refused to watch unless she was playing my fav or a player I liked. Now I don't have to worry about that anymore :tape:

Vaidisova Ruled
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:40 PM
lol it's funny to watch her all pumped screaming come on's,

and she loses

:lol:
at least she was in 4round

hablo
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:42 PM
It hurts your fav is defeated, but you gotta learn to suck it up . Mind you, it took me many, many, many years to realize that :lol: I love tennis, so I will always watch. There's only been one player I refused to watch unless she was playing my fav or a player I liked. Now I don't have to worry about that anymore :tape:

Would it be :bigwave: by any chance ? I've watched even though I can't stand her too.

I think when it comes down to it, I like tennis more than any of my favourites ? Or maybe it's because we get little tennis coverage on tv that I end up watching matches even if my favs aren't playing. ;)

Becool
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:43 PM
at least she was in 4round
shut up first round.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:43 PM
OMG, I woke up in the first set when Dinara had 6-3 in the tiebreak only to lose it 7-5 so I went back to sleep thinking Dinara would fall apart. I woke up again to find Maria up 5-2 and knew it was over and fell back asleep, I come on the boards to get an update and see this :eek: I'm not a fan of Maria by any stretch but what a wasted opportunity.

bellascarlett
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:44 PM
lol it's funny to watch her all pumped screaming come on's,

and she loses

:lol:

:lol: Just as it is funny to see Serena go through the same thing. :help: You're comments are so dumb and one can see right through them.

lilimi
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:44 PM
OMG! i can't believe it! i didn't see the match, only had a few glimpses at the yahoo scoreboard at work...i was so happy dinara came back at 1 set all after having seen she was 2-5 :unsure: i knew dinara is a fighter, but i thought maria the choker was from the past....

cindy
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:49 PM
masha...I can't believe she lost that second set...and after this point she lost in the 3rd set, smashing in the net I sure she will let it go...I thought you had a better mental masha!
But, to her defense, Dinara played really well, she was playing every point, it was always on the court, even when masha hit a great serve who was really hard to play she did a great return...and luck wasn't on masha's side!
well, it's okay masha, we all know that you win a new GS every 2 years! we'll wait till 2010 for you to win RG!

starin
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:49 PM
:tape: Sharapova!!!
seems like you choked this match away after Safina the choker let you back in the 1st.
oh well whatevers it's clay. Sharapova can be glad she's done w/ it and move on to the next two slams where she'll be the odds on favorite i think.

Cat123
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:49 PM
Wow. I expected Safina to win, I did not expect a melt down from Masha. Maria's doesn't *do* meltdowns, what happened? Or did Safina just turn it up a notch?

Regardless, I'm dissapointed Maria is out but still happy for Dinara. She's going all the way to the final. :cool:

CR3WLFC
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:50 PM
Never in doubt.
Once Safina actually showed up to play it was all finished for Sharapova.

Ivanovic v Safina final is imminent (don't though if it's the correct word to use?)

it wont get that far and if so ana will blow her defensive tactics of the court

scoobsuk
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:52 PM
Terrific match. Great heart from Safina. Strange letdown from Maria - 5-2 in the set, match points, 5-2 in the breaker, and suddenly she has no control.

Getting angry at the crowd and calling them fucking assholes is rarely a clever move in Paris - they like to get on a player's back when they've been pissed off. :yeah:

Also Maria, a few tips from Serena - she really did have reason to be pissed at the French crowd in 2003 but she waved to them as she left the court, put her brave face on, even though clearly she was hurting inside. Better if you'd done the same.

I predicted when the draw came out that Safina would win it if they both made it, but I didn't expect the rollercoaster we had - best match of the event so far. I only hope we get a couple more - the French from the Quarters on has been incredibly dreary these past few years.

lilimi
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:52 PM
Thanks.

I was wondering why they were booing her. Sharpie should know about tennis "etiquette" by now.

It was clear from the start of the match who the crowd was cheering for. Aussie commentators were quite surprised. :lol:


No it was not your imagination. :haha:
i noticed maria's glamour and diva's behaviour doesn't work in France for some years:devil:...i didn't see the scene but i don't think it's fair to boo champions...i think it's because france doesn't have much that some of them doesn't respect champoins...they even boo members of their national soccer team:tape::help:
anyways i don't worry for maria i think she doesn't care being hated or loved as long as she wins Grand Slams and $$$$$$:lol:

AJZ.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:53 PM
this was by far the best match this year :worship:
It was full of excitement, ups, downs, winners, unforced, it had everything!:)
Go Dinara :hearts:

:hug: Maria.

Bijoux0021
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:53 PM
shut up first round.
:lol:

Wintermute
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:54 PM
Didn't see the match unfortunately but I was expecting Dinara to win. Didn't think it would be quite so close though.

It's certainly made the top half of the draw interesting. There's a number of players in there with a big opportunity if they are willing to grab it.

hacberto
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:55 PM
Great from Dinara
Did Maria has 2 match points oh God, now I know that( I didn't watch the match)
It's ok Maria just let the French Open go
This is gonna hurt Maria really big I think she really wanted to win this years Roland Garros

Infiniti2001
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:55 PM
Check out the match stats. Maria only had 8 W to 46 UE :eek:

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5936/safinagk9.jpg

Dodoboy.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:55 PM
Safina, you have a new fan!

She is a very exciting prospect, this year she has beaten Justine, Serena and Maria. All is missing is Venus :lol:

This is just unbelievable, to be honest i am impressed Maria was able to get herself into a winning position. But in the end :shrug: She meets a half-good player in RG and loses (choking as well)

Safina - the stage is set for a new claycourt queen. Please rise to the challenge :hearts:

Go Ana for #1 :)

My Kiss of Death worked, for good measure i am adding Patty Schynder :)

Milito22
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:56 PM
Allelujahhhhhhhhh :sobbing:
spaciba Dianara! :hug:

lilimi
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:56 PM
this was by far the best match this year :worship:
It was full of excitement, ups, downs, winners, unforced, it had everything!:)
Go Dinara :hearts:

:hug: Maria.

that's why i love dinara, she can play incredible matches. i don't understand why people say she is boring :shrug:

homogenius
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:58 PM
Maria's game isn't good enough on clay so when her mental toughness let her down the loss is not far.Safina was better mentally today so the win is logical.She has wins over Henin, Serena and Maria in one month.I'm curious to see how she'll do in QF.

oh and LOL at the bitter Maria's fans opening threads to blame the loss on the crowd and insulting french people.

gmak
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:58 PM
maria :sad: :( so close, and the lucky netcord at 5*-2 in the tiebreak
good fight though against probably the hottest player on tour atm

congrats to dinara for turning this around :)

i think Dinara will win this now, it's the trend winning RG after saving MPs in 4R ;)

Marco Fernandes
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:58 PM
Check out the match stats. Maria only had 8 W to 46 UE :eek:

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5936/safinagk9.jpg

That's wrong.

Maria made at least 15 winners with her forehand.

Mikey.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:58 PM
Did anyone check on sweetcleo? :scared:

maryc
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:59 PM
Is it my imagination or did Maria say fucking ass after she won a point? :lol:


I think she said, "I want your fucking ass," which is even more hilarious.

AnnaK_4ever
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:59 PM
Check out the match stats. Maria only had 8 W to 46 UE :eek:

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5936/safinagk9.jpg

Sharapova had 33 winners to 39 UEs.
Safina had 34 winners to 32 UEs.

Tennis90
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:00 PM
I stopped watching when it was 7:6;5:2,had to go to classes but when my friend sent me the message that there will be the third set I knew Dinara will win.
One big 'WELL DONE' for her!!!

scoobsuk
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:00 PM
Those stats are garbage and bear no resemblance to the match stats they show on screen after the match, which is bizarre.

Just Do It
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:01 PM
Maria wasted a MP :o

:sad:

aeronatasha
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:03 PM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSS!!!:devil::devil::devil:

The screamer spent too much time at RG as it is.

Emina.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:03 PM
Well done Safina :)

Radix2
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:04 PM
Excellent fight. This win shows how much Safina has matured. In the past she would have given in. I guess Serena was not joking when she said Safina had improved a great deal.

VishaalMaria
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:05 PM
Bad luck Maria, rest up for Wimbledon.

Congratulations Dinara, an excellent fight and excellent win.

I don't know why people keep saying Maria choked when Dinara choked too. They both had would/coulda/shoulda moments, but Dinara came out on top.
Move on.

New
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:06 PM
Dinara deserves to win...:) Nerves of steel to come back from the tie break and win this!:bounce:

*Jean*
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:06 PM
OMG Maria :o When I left the computer it was 76 53 :o :o :sad:

Infiniti2001
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:07 PM
Sharapova had 33 winners to 39 UEs.
Safina had 34 winners to 32 UEs.

So where did that come from? :lol: Well I went back to the site, and this is what it looks like now :shrug:
http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/4056/image1xc9.jpg

Dexter
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:08 PM
^^ RG stats are screwed right from the start, just don't trust them. :shrug:

Sylvester
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:09 PM
So where did that come from? :lol: Well I went back to the site, and this is what it looks like now :shrug:
http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/4056/image1xc9.jpg

RG Website stats are as accurate as Mauresmo's forehand.

Slumpsova
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:10 PM
Safina plays fucking well! :yeah:
Maria is retarded in the final set :help:

Bijoux0021
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:12 PM
Did anyone check on sweetcleo? :scared:
:lol:

Don't jump sweetcleo! Wimbledon is right around the corner. And you know Larry Scott got Sharapova's back, right? She's guaranteed to have a cupcake draw, so you never know. I bet she's going to get the same kind of draw she got at the FO. :lick:

tennisfanxx
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:15 PM
yay no RG for Maria:woohoo:

So glad she lost :bounce:

bavaria86
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:15 PM
Dinara:woohoo::woohoo:

matty
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:18 PM
great win for Dinara-hope she can take it farther!!!

No FO trophy for maria this year...

dansnewbeg
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:18 PM
Incredible. I thought Safina had a good chance going into the match, but never expected this kind of result.

hablo
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:21 PM
^^ RG stats are screwed right from the start, just don't trust them. :shrug:

I wonder why that is! They really need to fix that.

Whenever they show Winners/UEs stats on tv, they're always different than the ones on the scoreboard.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:23 PM
the audience should go to hell

Infiniti2001
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:24 PM
I wonder why that is! They really need to fix that.

Whenever they show Winners/UEs stats on tv, they're always different than the ones on the scoreboard.

So are the event stats wrong too? They have Maria with 43 dfs :eek:

cn ireland
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:25 PM
Ah Maria, not again:sad:! She was so in control at 7-6 5-2 and then just blew it:confused:.

Congrats to Safina though on a brilliant comeback:).

hablo
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:30 PM
So are the event stats wrong too? They have Maria with 43 dfs :eek:

I think it's just the winners/ues stats.

The double faults stats are correct. Sharpie has indeed had way too many this tournie. :help:

hotandspicey
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:35 PM
Its amazing how many Safina fans there are all of a sudden :rolleyes:

That's what I thought about Penetta and Srebotnik :tape: :lol:
Anyway :woohoo: What a job by Safina! That's the way baby!!:bounce:

goldenlox
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:35 PM
I thought it was tremendously entertaining.
I hope Dinara is for real. She just beat 3 of the best players in this generation.
I want her to back that up in all the majors, and become a threat for #1.

WF4EVER
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:36 PM
I knew she would beat her the moment I saw the draw but she almost made me eat crow today. Well done, Dinara.

chris whiteside
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:37 PM
Dinar, oh, oh. Dinara oh, oh, oh, oh.

I can't sing for nuts but this is just so wonderful. Women's tennis has been saved from a great tragedy at least for this year.

Even sweeter is that it was done from match point down.

The world is a wonderful place today.

young_gunner913
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:37 PM
COME ON DINARA!!!! :worship::hearts::bigclap::woohoo:

Smackie
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:37 PM
People seem to have forgotten that Safina won Berlin just a few weeks ago beating a RG finalist......Maria on the other hand..has she ever won an European clay title?

Glad Dinara got this one and hope she can use this to boost her confidence playing next round. Well done.

jamatthews
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:39 PM
Dinara is inside Maria's head. All 3 of her wins have come from a losing position.

DownTheLine21
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:39 PM
People seem to have forgotten that Safina won Berlin just a few weeks ago beating a RG finalist......Maria on the other hand..has she ever won an European clay title?

Glad Dinara got this one and hope she can use this to boost her confidence playing next round. Well done.

I don't think anyone has forgotten this. If you look at the prediction thread, Safina was the overwhelming favorite.

Huntress55
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:39 PM
I am so angry.

Masha :(

sharapovarulz1
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:39 PM
Well done Dinara! And tut tut Maria you could have closed this out :(

soomaal
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:42 PM
Well done Dinara!! Win the whole thing now or Dementieva but not those demonic serbians pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Maria played well for set and half and then couldn't maintain the intensity anymore so all credit due to Dinara. She is no longer under safin's shadow and definetly not if she wins the whole thing. I predict that if she wins RG this year she will be the new queen of RG after Justine and own it for years to come.....wow that would be a dream

shirley
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:42 PM
I enjoyed that match!

RenaSlam.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:52 PM
Let's hope Safina wins against Lena D.

Safina is great for the game. Such a talent.

Serenita
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:53 PM
When they went to the third set. Dinara had maria number.

Marie became tentative, and it was over. Dinara was so INTENSE.

LindsayRulz
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:55 PM
Well done Dinara! :rocker:

watchdogfish
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:55 PM
Dinara was awesome! Excitement wise that was a very entertaining match.

I thought Dinara was down and out after that rain delay, she was so flat nothing was working and Maria was firing superbly! Then after saving that match point at 5-3 in the 2nd set with a winner and turning around that 2-5 deficit in the tie-break she seemed to settle.

Her serving in the 3rd set was great, very solid indeed :D She looked so much more mentally strong than Maria in that 3rd set and that's saying a something!

Just hope she doesn't have a let down against Dementieva next match and that she just plays as confidently as she did today :)

LindsayRulz
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:57 PM
Well done Dinara :rocker:

justine schnyder
Jun 2nd, 2008, 05:59 PM
Wow Dinara!!! :eek: :worship: :woohoo:
I thought she should win, but I didn't think she can make it after being down in the second, with 2 match points to Sharapova! Wow! Congrats! She's so deserves to be in the QF atleast! :)

améliemomo
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:01 PM
thank you dinara for sending sharapova to where she belongs: Hard Courts:angel::devil::angel::devil::angel:

I was amazed how poor tennis safina was playing especially during the first set.Sharapova doing nothing great, safina making ues after ues:help:

great great fight from safina,sharapova was overwelmed in the third,she collapsed literaly

allez dinara,good luck for the next round:yeah:

DOUBLEFIST
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:03 PM
Congrats to Dinara!

No grand/golden slams this year.

Tough luck Maria, but Dinara's game has risen.

denibas77
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:07 PM
sorry but who was the man they keep on showing

tobi
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:08 PM
Not like there were much doubt but well done Ana winning the RG title I would say after this :shrug:

young_gunner913
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:09 PM
Not like there were much doubt but well done Ana winning the RG title I would say after this :shrug:

Sharapova went out, not Sveta. ;)

joćo.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:12 PM
When they went to the third set. Dinara had maria number.

Marie became tentative, and it was over. Dinara was so INTENSE.

As far as I can remember, most of the third set was with Maria throwing the ball to the net or outside the court :rolleyes:, crowd yelling whenever they had a chance and Safina laughing or c'moning. :lol:

Mileen
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:25 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce: So glad you did it! Dinara :kiss:

Danči Dementia
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:26 PM
yay Dinara!!!!!!
:rocker2: :bounce:

Sharapowerr
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:39 PM
Maria good played... just didn t thake the chance:(:( Don t worry your if you lose your nr 1 ranking it won t be for long you have allmost nothing to defend..

Dexter
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:40 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/afp/20080602/capt.cps.mpj44.020608192859.photo02.photo.default-403x512.jpg

:worship:!

Slumpsova
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:43 PM
go eat the grass Cowpova :ras: :rocker: :bigwave:

partbrit
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:43 PM
The new Safina: A lean, mean confidence machine!

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:44 PM
i left home at 3-2 in the second set and thought that masha had it in the bag with the way safina came out after the rain :eek:

came back home to this score :eek: :eek: :bolt:

congrats safina :worship: i thought you were gonna make me eat my words :lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:45 PM
btw where is mashaaafan who though maria would demolish safina :tape:

AnDyDog621
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:47 PM
good job dinara!!

améliemomo
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:47 PM
btw where is mashaaafan who though maria would demolish safina :tape:


they are so busy to find the explanation of this loss by putting the entire fault to that horrible French crowd:rolleyes:


booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo:p

:lol:

Mashafaaaaan
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:49 PM
btw where is mashaaafan who though maria would demolish safina :tape:

That's not what I said, I knew it's gonna be a tough match, anyway, it wansn't easy for Dinara, Maria could win, she was leading 7653 and matchpoint, you think Safina would demolish Maria, but Maria show you, she become more strong on clay every year.

Mashafaaaaan
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:50 PM
they are so busy to find the explanation of this loss by putting the entire fault to that horrible French crowd:rolleyes:


booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo:p

:lol:

Oh, please, what are you doing here, Amelie lost against a qualifier:rolleyes:

Tennisballova
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:51 PM
sorry but who was the man they keep on showing

On Eurosport they thought it was Heinz Gunthardt, Safina's coach. But I'm not so sure if it was him...

BTW, great play from Safina :worship:.

Slumpsova
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:52 PM
That's not what I said, I knew it's gonna be a tough match, anyway, it wansn't easy for Dinara, Maria could win, she was leading 7653 and matchpoint, you think Safina would demolish Maria, but Maria show you, she become more strong on clay every year.
she showed me nothing but UEs :D

Slumpsova
Jun 2nd, 2008, 06:52 PM
Oh, please, what are you doing here, Amelie lost against a qualifier:rolleyes:
a qualifier who reached the quarters :haha: :haha: :haha: