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debopero
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Congratualtions to Ana :sad: . Nice effort Safina :).

Craig.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Ugh. Congrats Ana.

Great match, Dina.

ce
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:48 PM
well done Ana

Becool
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:48 PM
It's like Ana has won a Tier III tournament

miura
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Congratulations on the first Slam Ana :)

Slutiana
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:49 PM
And with that, Women's Tennis dies. Congrats, Larry.

FedererBulgaria
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:49 PM
The match was crap!:o What a shame, that was a GS final!WTA TENNIS:tape:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:49 PM
BRILLIANT ANA!!! WELCOME TO YOUR 1ST EVER GS TITLE... AND POSSIBLY MORE TO COME!!! :worship::worship::worship:

Dinara... did great, but sorry... someone has to lose... :hug:

Mikey.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Go Ana! :worship:

Too bad Dinara. You just didn't have any lives left I guess :shrug:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Ana!!!!!! :hysteric: ajde!!!!!!!!!!!!

Craig.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Ugh. Congrats, Ajde.

Great match, Dina. :rolleyes:

doni1212
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
YAAYY!!!! Good job, Ana!!!!

égalité
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
:barf:

Good try Dinara. :hug:

morningglory
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Thank you Ana.
Finally someone brings that fluke down.

Now go and have a Bartoli-like career Dinara :wavey:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Ana :woohoo::banana: :yeah: Finally a #1 with a slam!:hearts:
Dinara :awww: Too bad you couldn't capitalize all the others wins/comebacks with the title!:( :hug: Keep up the form and we'll see you again in the future.;)

Adal
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Congrats Ana!

Optima
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Congrats Ana.

Tough luck Dinara.

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Yay Ana!!!! Anananan!!!!

.Andrew.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Simply excellent Ana. :worship:

Congratulations on your first GS title and now being the #1 player in the world. :bounce:
She had a great tournament and play so well today. Well done. ;)

Dinara. :awww: :hug:
Brilliant tournament and you definitely made me a huge fan. Keep on playing this way please! :hearts:

eck
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
My god Dinara :o

Ana played well, but you could have played well better. :o


please come back justine :o

Becool
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
lol Ana seems so forced doing everything she does with this victory.. it seems she has to do things to give impression she is exciting.

Nikkiri
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Boohoo at some of you.

Well done Ana. Proud of you :hug:

Daniel
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Congraulations Ana :clap2: :kiss:
better luck next time Dinara, still what an amazing run :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Dinara :(

hablo
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Congrats to the world #1 on her first slam.

Dinara didn't do too badly for her first slam final imo. :hug:

Ben.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
:woohoo: I cannot believe she has done it! :banana:
Ana is a grand slam champion :bounce: :bounce:
Congrats on this marvellous accomplishment :yeah: and clearly deserves to be No.1 at this moment :)

Dinara :hug: your time will come.

Dodoboy.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
That was painfully underwhelming!

It was barely a Tier 2 final, i am so underwhelmed here!

BUT STIL!!! :woohoo: Ana first female serbian singles grand-slam winner !!

Safina, great fun :hug:


NO MORE CLAY MATCHES THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

Well except that TIER 4 BUT WHO CARES! :aparty:

DownTheLine21
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
OMG! I couldn't be happier. All of her goals have been realized. Congratulations to Ana and all of her fans that have believed in her over the years.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Thank you Ana.
Finally someone brings that fluke down.

Now go and have a Bartoli-like career Dinara :wavey:

At least she has beaten the likes of Maria,Elena,Sveta,Serena and Justine before.:rolleyes: Who does Marion win besides Justine and Jelena?

AndreConrad
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Great match both :hatoff:. Congrats Ana :yeah:

akosiirwyn
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
congrats Annoyovic
Dinara :sad: nice effort in your first slam final, hope you continue the successes in the future

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
YA GO ANA!!!

http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/9456/12io0.jpg

kinglear
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
I'm happy for Ana. She finally got one! I'm sure she'll go into her matches with even more confidence, probably. But I still kind of feel like the only reason she won was because Henin is out. I feel like Safina would have given Henin trouble even in a Slam.

Blu€
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Dinara :hug::hug: bad luck girl, come back next year and take it!

justine schnyder
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Dinara :sad: Great tourny though! Keep it up! :yeah:

Nice match point :tape:

mirzalover
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Ana's whole family is FLY. Her mom is fierce, her dad looks like a CEO, and her brother is HOT HOT HOT.

jochem
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Congrats Ana! Well deserved win! It does feel a little like 2004 RG when Myskina won... It was like the big names, Justine/Serena/Venus/Kim, were done and a new generation is coming... maybe now the same will happen!

Mashafaaaaan
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:52 PM
please come back justine :o

Yeah, comeback, season on clay are not the same anymore without you:sad:

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:52 PM
woo

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/1222/22jp6.jpg

partbrit
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:52 PM
I was prepared for this to happen, but it doesn't make me feel any better. I hope Dinara brushes this off quickly and moves on.

meb
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:52 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! :mad: :sad:

watchdogfish
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Well done to Ana, she just served so much better today. At least this win confirms her number 1 status. Do wish she'd cut out the histrionics though :o

Wrong game plan from Dinara today but she's done so well this fortnight and on the red clay in general. She can be proud of herself :). Hope she keeps up this form for the rest of the season!

NeeemZ
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:52 PM
WOOHOO!!! Congrats Ana! You go girl!

Dodoboy.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Thank goodness our #1 has a gs title.

it would be disappointing if it wasn't that way!

ANA = SPIDERMAN climbling to see her team :rolls:

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Im gonna cry if Ju gives in to ana.... oh juju!

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Im gonna cry if Ju gives it to ana.... oh juju!

thesupernova
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:53 PM
:worship:ANA!!!:worship:

jfk
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:53 PM
YES!!!!

I don't understand the criticism here. Ana was the better player AND has a great amount of variety and passion on court. She can play offense AND defense now. That's all the makings of a great player to watch and root for.

Safina is not good enough to be a slam champ. She'll be a good 7-10 ranked player but not worthy of a slam. Just not special enough. Not distinctive. But I appreciated her opposition today.

Dodoboy.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Juju give it here :devil:

She looks gorgoeus!

hectopascal
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Yes!! Go Ana!!!!! I don't know what match some of you's were watching, but I thought it was highly entertaining and Ana's strokes are so fluid. Her forehand was amazing today and her backhand stayed solid. At match point, I was so scared Safina was gonna do one of her comebacks hehe.

Hachiko
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Yay congrats Ana. Best player wins and "officially" earns her no.1 spot. :yeah:

iPatty
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Disgusting. It's okay Dinara, people like you much more. :hearts:

WTA. :hug: It's a shame we have the weakest #1 in history now, can't wait until Sharapova gets back up there after Wimbledon!

Cage
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Ana played amazing.

I do love Safina's bitch russian comments priceless :lol:

hablo
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Thank you Ana.
Finally someone brings that fluke down.

Now go and have a Bartoli-like career Dinara :wavey:

Oh my... you are one bitter poster.

Dinara beat your fav fair and square. DEAL. :haha:

Shane54
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:55 PM
:worship::worship::bounce::bounce:What a beautiful and attractive champion!
Good to see my girl Ana win her championship!!!
And like Mary C said her fist pumping is to herself and not at the crowd.
But anyhoo, Love ya my gurl!!!!:worship::worship::bounce::bounce:
Ana beware the hate will really begin now!!!

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Awwww Ju!

Agh, so happy right now!

Radix2
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Congrats to the beautiful Ana on her first slam and the # 1 ranking.

dybbuk
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:55 PM
OMG I'm so happy. :sobbing: It's just unbelievable, I am still just laughing. Congrats Ana! You finally got your Slam!

Dinara :hug:

Just Do It
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Ana :yeah:

What a boring match, obviously Jankovic - Ivanovic was a final before the final.

Andy_POL
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Oh God, what a snoozefest this final was :tape: I used to be a huge Ana fan but her on-court attitude made me completly change my opinion about her.

The whole tournament was just blah...

Slutiana
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Justine must feel PISSED. Knowing that she would have beaten them all left handed.

n.sad
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:56 PM
well done anaaaaa :) :) :)

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Ana is so composed, im always shocked that players, after winning a GS arent a crying mess hahaha.

doktor
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Adje Ana... no sign on nerves today... ;)

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:57 PM
http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/3189/44hd7.jpg

piksi
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:57 PM
3rd final was a charm.

Best player in the world finally won a GS. It is just one of many to follow.

Dave.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:57 PM
OMG ANA!!!! :sobbing:

Craig.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Disgusting. It's okay Dinara, people like you much more. :hearts:

WTA. :hug: It's a shame we have the weakest #1 in history now, can't wait until Sharapova gets back up there after Wimbledon!

OMG, I love you. :lol:

Maria for Wimby. :bounce:

Dexter
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Well done, Ana! :banana: So proud of you!!! :hug:
Dinara. :hug: Great tournament!

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:57 PM
hhahaha they are annoying?!?!

morningglory
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Oh my... you are one bitter poster.

Dinara beat your fav fair and square. DEAL. :haha:

:lol: bitter no more. I wouldnt mind if she didnt take advantage of the French crowd to beat Masha, same feeling I had for Justine years back... of course there was no stopping her taking the title...

But this time it's different
If Safina wins a slam... come on... reality as we know it would be so weird.

Becool
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:58 PM
http://gudus.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/bored.jpg

exciting match and champ! :yeah:

The Kaz
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:58 PM
:vomit:

Dinara :sobbing:

sunsfuns
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Congratulations :bounce::bounce::bounce:


Good match - not a classic, but way better than last year or the year before...

Apoleb
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:59 PM
I thought it was a good match. Ana is the better player without any doubt. Some of those forehands were :eek:. Definitely brings memories of Steffi. She also was constructing points, waiting for the right moment, defending well..etc. And to think clay is not even her best surface.

svetaisthebest
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Congrats Ana :woohoo: :worship:


Dinara:sad: :hug: but it was a great tournament:worship:

zlove
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Disgusting. It's okay Dinara, people like you much more. :hearts:

WTA. :hug: It's a shame we have the weakest #1 in history now, can't wait until Sharapova gets back up there after Wimbledon!

:lol::devil:

congrats ana
:hug: safina

i can't believe how much i miss justine :sad:

Serval
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Well done Ana, champion at last! :worship:

historystupid
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Ana, I HATE YOU!!!!!!You make me scream the hell out in the computer center!!!And Everybody is staring at me like I'm some terrorist!!!

Iceland
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:00 PM
A nice final for Roland-Garros, finally! :D
Great tournament overall. :yeah: Congrats Ana & Dina :hug:

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:00 PM
awww ana :hug: you deserved it. i am so happy!!!

justine schnyder
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:00 PM
please come back justine :o [/QUOTE]

:sad: :sad:

serenus_2k8
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:00 PM
Congratz Ana :worship:

Renalicious
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:00 PM
*sigh*

[dot]

okayawesome21
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:00 PM
talk about a tournament...she wins her first grand slam and becomes number 1 in the world.
and some of you guys are way too critical...it was no worse than the us open and wimbledon final last year. i personally loved it...there were great forehands and backhands from both players, some amazing drop shots from safina, safina giving ana the evil eye, safina yelling stuff in russian, it was entertaining to me.
and i loved the hugs she gave to her box...too bad sven couldnt be there. and i love her family...they seem so normal and not annoying like novaks.

iPatty
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:00 PM
RIP clay-court tennis. Come back Justine, please.

.Andrew.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:00 PM
Can't wait for the speeches. :D

I want Juju to speak as well. :hearts:

bwahahahahaha
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:01 PM
Is this the junior's final or what? :lol:

Dodoboy.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:01 PM
Disgusting. It's okay Dinara, people like you much more. :hearts:

WTA. :hug: It's a shame we have the weakest #1 in history now, can't wait until Sharapova gets back up there after Wimbledon!

She JUST won a GS


:ras:

kolan
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:02 PM
well done ana :worship:

congrats to the new world number one :devil:

unlucky dinara. :hug: you have gained many fans over this clay court season and you definately wont be a one slam wonder :p

ana will win many more - ajde ana!!!!!!! :p

austennis
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:02 PM
yay ana so happy for u.. u deserved it and u seemed to play great (had to tell on dodgy feed)
enjoy this moment...and best of luck for wimby :D

joão.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Congrats!!!!

StarDuvallGrant
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Congrats to Ana on her first slam title. Congrats to Dinara as well for making the final in an impressive slam showing. :clap2:

Kipling
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Awesome, Ana!

Future of tennis in good hands with Maria, Ana & JJ!

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:03 PM
http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/1130/66sv8.jpg

Slutiana
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Ana, I HATE YOU!!!!!!You make me scream the hell out in the computer center!!!And Everybody is staring at me like I'm some terrorist!!!
:spit: :haha:

BK4ever
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Some of you are just naturally hateful and can't ever find anything nice to say. That was a great match and they both fought their hearts out. Although Dinara did not play as well as I hoped you could clearly tell that she was out there trying her hardest.

ANA :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I LOVE YOU!!! :hearts:

Dinara :hearts: Awesome tournament and I hope this finally gives you the believe that you belong.

Allez-H
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Justine has no idea what to do with her hands; she's used to be holding the throphy :o

Lucas_Arg
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:04 PM
You did it Ana. Congratulations!

Fidello
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Anaaaa!!!!
First of many grand slams :worship::bounce:

Dinara :hug:

Adal
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:05 PM
OMG Dinara said Ana's team was annoying :haha:

harloo
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:05 PM
:tape::lol:

tequila
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:05 PM
Ana :worship: But stop giggling! What are you 9 years old? :lol:

hablo
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM
So many bitter posters wishing for :bigwave: to come back just because Ana won! :haha:

InsideOut.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM
:woohoo:

I knew you could do it Ana!

A bit nervy at times but well done!

eck
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Yeah JuJu you should have said something :o

дalex
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Congrats to the champion! She deserved it even if I wanted JJ to win it.

Dina, :hug:

.Andrew.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM
OMG Dinara said Ana's team was annoying :haha:

When I heard that ... :spit: :haha:

Dina is so cute. :rolls: :yeah:

Wintermute
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Not a classic but a few fascinating games and much better than last year.

Congratulations Ana! :yeah: She's worked hard for this and many have been predicting this for her for a long time (myself included). Well her time has come.

Good tournament Dinara. :hug: Those two matches saving match points were incredible. Hopefully she can sustain the form she's found.

sunsfuns
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Disgusting. It's okay Dinara, people like you much more. :hearts:

WTA. :hug: It's a shame we have the weakest #1 in history now, can't wait until Sharapova gets back up there after Wimbledon!

Blah, blah, blah - some people are so disgustingly sore losers :tape:


Ana is a strong #1 compared to many this decade. She will stay there for the rest of the year.

Nikkiri
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Ana and the trophy :hearts:

InsideOut.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:07 PM
:woohoo:

I knew you could do it Ana!

A bit nervy at times but well done!

Costanza
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Lutko,postala si No.1!!!!!!!
:hearts:Baby Anci:hearts:
Nice run,Dinara.

Natalicious
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:07 PM
jup :tape: :haha:

LDF
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Dinara :sad: Congrats on an incredible tournament, you didn't do too badly today :hug:

It was surreal seeing Justine award the trophies...I miss her :awww:

Tennisballova
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:07 PM
That was a weird moment indeed :eek:. The former and new world No. 1...

It would have been nice to have paid some sort of tribute to Justine (by the organisation) or something. 'Cause she was just standing there...

Tennis90
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:08 PM
ANAAAAAA your first slam,OLEEEEEE!!!!!!!!Many many more to come,we love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tobi
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Congrats to Ana and her fans.

tequila
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Now all Ana needs to do is do an Ashley Harkleroad and work with Hef ;)

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:08 PM
OMG Dinara said Ana's team was annoying :haha:

:lol: Funny line

AndreConrad
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Yes she did, and Ana confirmed that they were a bit loud :lol:

Julian
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:09 PM
ugh lol but congrats Ana she really played to win!

Craig.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Wimbledon can't come soon enough. :)

Officinale
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:09 PM
i wasn´t so sure...did she really said that?!

Chance
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Awwee Dinara. I'm proud of Safina! I feel Safina will win RG one day...
Only saw about 60% but I thought the match was the best FO final since 2001.
Congratulations Ana. I was pulling for Dinara, but you were too good.

lol Sharapova fans sound threatened...

Btw is Dinara Muslim or Christian?

.Andrew.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Dinara :sad: Congrats on an incredible tournament, you didn't do too badly today :hug:

It was surreal seeing Justine award the trophies...I miss her :awww:

I know. :sobbing:

Disappointed she didn't speak. :(

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:10 PM
wow, so happy for ana. cant wait for the photos!

Sharapowerr
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Congrats to Ana , well done.

tequila
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Annoying :lol:

Tennis Fool
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:11 PM
I didn't catch what she said besides "annoying" :confused:

SAEKeithSerena
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:11 PM
maybe justine can use some of her prize money for a fucking dermatologist. she looked hideousl

Princeza
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:11 PM
AJDE

Get ItToGeTher HAtAZZZ

BABY GURL, world N1

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:11 PM
http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/2272/77mk2.jpg

hectopascal
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:12 PM
LMAO Dinara!!!!!!!

zlove
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:12 PM
:haha:

Mikey.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:12 PM
:lol: Dinara. :silly:

Natalicious
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:12 PM
imo she didnt look happy :unsure:
i guess she would have rather hold the trophy by herself :shrug:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Ana :woohoo: Great match from your side :kiss: I'm so happy, #1 + a GS title for a Serb :D
Dinara :hug: Your time will come :)

harloo
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:13 PM
i wasn´t so sure...did she really said that?!

That's what I heard and it was funny because Justine, Ana, and the other official looked at her like what the hell. Safina has a lot of growing up to do, she didn't have to make the comment.:tape:

JSeles
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Congratulations Ana for your 1st Grand Slam title and your #1 rank!

justine schnyder
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Yes she said, but they were a little loud..


But nice speach from Dinara :hearts: She soundned really shy :awww:

fnc
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Good win from Ana! Entertaining final, especially the first set.

FedererBulgaria
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Pironkova beat world №1 and RG champion two weeks ago!:lol:

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:14 PM
i feel like the FFT should have honored juju in some way...

kimmiefan
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:14 PM
happy for you ana, you deserve:bounce:

cocco80
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:15 PM
A N A !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Congrats on your first GS title. You were amazing.

For the people coming here with nothing nice to say showing their bad manners and their bitchiness - up yours, assholes.

Cage
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:15 PM
:lol: I love the bitchyness

tequila
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:16 PM
She said "annoying" :lol:

Cp6uja
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Ana Ivanovic

1st Slam Title - mission complete!!!
WTA#1 - mission complete!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Reiken
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:16 PM
YEEEESSSSSSS!!! Congrats Ana!!!

I'm so happy for her. Number 1 and first grandslam!!!!!!!!!!

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:16 PM
yea she did....:tape:

Sleepwalker64
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Congratulations beautiful!:)

Hashim.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:17 PM
welldone Ana:yeah::worship:

Dinara:hug:

danieln1
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Djokovic´s box are way worse... crazy Dinara

jelenacg
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Bravo Anaaaaaaaaaa

bellascarlett
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Congratulations Ana! :clap2: :hug:

Well done. She played well and was confident given her performance last year. Nice to see a new slam champ. :)

Dinara...not enough this time. She was pressured so much on her second serve and didn't return the favor when it was she who had the chance. Better luck next time.

Justine!!!! come back!!!! :lol: She looks so happy though and pretty :eek: I was waiting for someone to recognize her presence there.

danieln1
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Finally a diferent champion at Roland Garros, some new and beautiful face!!
Number 1 in the world, she totally deserves it!
Ivanovic champion, at last!

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:19 PM
http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/564/88bx5.jpg

CCCP1
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Dinara seems a bit of a bitch, I like her haha :hearts:

Bulgaria
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Congratulations Ana. You totally deserved it. :kiss:

NeeemZ
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Dina has guts, I'll give her that much.

Chance
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:20 PM
I thought it was cute...lol foot in mouth moment lol
It was great to see Justine....still can't believe she has retired...

Chunchun
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:21 PM
At least they should let her say something or give her a whatever award like Guga, instead of standing in the back :weirdo:

améliemomo
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:21 PM
congrats to ana,she really deserve it considering her improvments in her tennis.The third finale was the good for her.:)

sunset
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:22 PM
Finally the best looking Tennis Player in the World is now the best playing Tennis Player in the World. No more ugly faces or unruly behavior. Ana number one in the world and has movies star looks.
This is truly an American dream come true. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

FoxyliciousKhat
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:23 PM
ADJE ANA, WTG GIRL, RG 2008 CHAMPION AND NUMERO UNO IN THE WORLD.

http://yelims5.free.fr/Sport/Winner.gifhttp://yelims5.free.fr/Sport/Champion.gif

Third times the charm baby! Great match!

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Congrats also to Dinara, great tournament. Here's to just moving on up.

Foxy

cellophane
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:24 PM
Congrats Ana... Deserved win... she is a nice girl apart from her annoying on-court shtick. I still can't wait to see her bitchslapped at Wimby by Venus/Serena/Lindsay/Maria though. :devil:

Dinara... well you tried... :hug:

knm
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:24 PM
ohhhh Ana :rocker:
congrats :bigclap: :bigclap:
and finaly a number one :hearts: :banana::banana:

hingis44
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:24 PM
OMG she has doing it!!!!!!
Godd job ana and a very beautiful N1§:bounce::bounce::worship:

Slutiana
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:26 PM
:lol:

eck
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Dina :lol:


Well Ana did admit it :p

darkangel23
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Ana!!! :yeah::bounce::woohoo:
So deserved, she didn't choke and didn't let Dinara come back in that 2nd after that close return error she's made!

I'm very happy for her and I think she hasn't even realized it when she held her speech! Very cute when she nearly cried during the serbian national hymn!

LUXXXAS
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Congrats to Ana :yeah::woohoo: she played really good tennis today :rocker:
but I've expected a better slam final :help: Dinara was really bad today - out of power after first set. You can't beat Ana without risking a lot and when you play most of the balls to the center of the court.
I am disappointed a lot!

Noctis
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:28 PM
I Love Catfina Do Well In Wimbledom=]]] Win Dfs

rafa the best
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Bravo Ana, I'm So Proud Of Her

ChriS.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Congratulations to Ana. You deserve it.

The Daviator
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Yesssssss!!! :woohoo: :banana: So happy! Well done Ana! Tense match, but some amazing shots :bowdown: What a deserving champ :yeah:

And now she's #1 and a GS champion, and the haters are fuming :hearts: Loving it :lol:

Classless comments from Safina in the speech, thankfully that's the last we'll see of her in a GS final, good tournament for her though.

V-MAC
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:32 PM
congrats to Ana and her fans. Enjoy the moment guys :p
Too many costly errors from Dinara but still a great tournament for her too :)

acetoace
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Disgusting. It's okay Dinara, people like you much more. :hearts:

WTA. :hug: It's a shame we have the weakest #1 in history now, can't wait until Sharapova gets back up there after Wimbledon!

Why the hate? Seems to me Ana's win is eating many pova fans up and I'm not Ana's fan. Check out the pedigree of those hating on Ana; hmm....the reason is not difficult to discern. Can we say some fan base are nervous and scared at the unavoidable competition that is about to engulf the WTA and potentially suffocate air from their precious "it" player's hype?

Say whatever, Ana won her 1st GS and in a fine fashion too! A worthy No.1 in my view.

Think of it this way: Ana didn't reach No.1 by default; she played and earn it unlike someone we know that attains No.1 all the time only when something happens to the holder of the rank.

How about more profile and huge endorsements that is sure to flow in Ana's direction due to this achievement? No doubt, a good start and sure sign of better things to come for Ana me thinks!!:bounce:

Billy Moonshine
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Ana was so confident and played like the world number one. Great first serve and that forehand was on. Close first set and a more enjoyable final than the last few slams. Dinara played well but there is a reason why Ana is number one and Dinara is number nine and that is Ana's experience in big matches and bigger weapons. After winning this, and beating good players to do so like Patty, Jelena and Dinara, Ana will have another weapon to her serve and forehand: mental toughness.
As for Dinara, her career has gone up and down since that 2005 Paris Indoors win and I expect her to use this recent run to find the confidence to play well throughout the year and cement herself in the top ten.
Well done to both players. They should both be proud.

The Daviator
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:34 PM
And with that, Women's Tennis dies. Congrats, Larry.

Disgusting. It's okay Dinara, people like you much more. :hearts:

WTA. :hug: It's a shame we have the weakest #1 in history now, can't wait until Sharapova gets back up there after Wimbledon!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Nikkiri
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Was too happy didn't say well done to Dinara good tournament :D and sorry to her fans I know what its like. :hug:

Tennis Fool
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Why was the "annoying" thread combined into this one? Over aggressive moderation at work :rolleyes:

Danči Dementia
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:35 PM
YAY!!!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:
Thank you Ana thank you:sobbing::sobbing:.

I´m so happy with this, I´m so proud of Ana.......and to all Ana haters suck it up....this is just the first one of many to come....live with it

Dinara good Luck next time

spiritedenergy
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:35 PM
:sobbing:THANKS ANA FOR THIS. I'LL NEVER FORGET.

Milito22
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:35 PM
:sobbing: very deserved :sobbing: congrats Anita! :worship::bounce::worship::banana::drool::rolls::b owdown::rocker::clap2::rocker2:

vettipooh
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Well done Ana. Congrats to her on an excellent performance. :hatoff: She has really improved fitness, footwork, and forehands. her game today was absolutely impressive. :yeah: Somehow today, I didn't mind those ajdes...she ajded herself right into her first slam.
Dinara :hug: better luck next time. Good tourny for her, but the better player won today.

madamtennis
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:37 PM
Ana our beauty u are te best.it's just awasome so so happy that finally my girl won a grand slam tournament :bounce::bigclap::banana:

The Dawntreader
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Great first Slam for Ana, even if she was acting like Bertha out of Jane Eyre, ie deranged :haha:

Just great composure and has become so comfortable in these big matches now. What a progression from that nerve-ridden horrow show from last year.

Safina, my god what an endearing, inspiring force she has been this tournament :hug::worship:

I loved the comment about the ivanovic support camp:lol:

And the slightly cringey Ivanovic speech:lol:

Nikkiri
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:39 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/82/fullj.c3ef7b7e24c6f1bf26ebe3d6cc7570e2/c3ef7b7e24c6f1bf26ebe3d6cc7570e2-getty-80740397jd048_french_open_r.jpg

aussie_fan
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Well Done Ana! :worship: I'm very happy you were able to win your first GS. Completely deserving of it, glad i got to see the final. :worship: :bounce:

Sagacious
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Congratulations Ana :bounce:

the cat
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Congrats to Ana Ivanovic on winning her first grand slam singles title and becoming #1 in the world for the first time. http://s3.images.proboards.com/smiley.gif And Ana gave a nice interview after the match too. She didn't want to stop talking when she was being interviewed by Mary Carillo on NBC. http://s3.images.proboards.com/wink.gif Ana is used to talking and talking.

And well done to Dinara Safina for acquitting herself so well at this years French Open.

Costanza
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Why the hate? Seems to me Ana's win is eating many pova fans up and I'm not Ana's fan. Check out the pedigree of those hating on Ana; hmm....the reason is not difficult to discern. Can we say some fan base are nervous and scared at the unavoidable competition that is about to engulf the WTA and potentially suffocate air from their precious "it" player's hype?

Say whatever, Ana won her 1st GS and in a fine fashion too! A worthy No.1 in my view.

Think of it this way: Ana didn't reach No.1 by default; she played and earn it unlike someone we know that attains No.1 all the time only when something happens to the holder of the rank.

How about more profile and huge endorsements that is sure to flow in Ana's direction due to this achievement? No doubt, a good start and sure sign of better things to come for Ana me thinks!!:bounce:

:yeah::worship:

!Gio!
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Although nowhere near an Ana Ivanovic fan myself, I have to admit the girl did a great job. Serbia, such a small country is proud to have a female and male champion all in a year, not to mention great results by Jelena Jankovic(who might win a slam herself) and Janko among many other talents. Its really impressive for Serbia to have so many players at the top and they should be really proud. So I would like to wish my neighbours a happy celebration. Altough I might not be a fan of all their players I truly do respect all their great accomplishments. Great Job Ana you made your country proud. Bash lepa i taluntliva!!!!:wavey:
Pozdrav sasedi!!!!

PLP
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Congrats ANA!!! :hearts:
So happy right now, World #1 and first GS at the same tournament.

This was fate, definite.

Congrats on a great tournament Dinara!
I am sure you will be winning some more big titles over the next few years,
Good luck!

scoobsuk
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Well done to Ana - she played better and she held it together well out there, not much sign of the nerves or tension today.

Safina - good effort - pretty impressive in her first final at this sort of level - at times she looked on the brink of turning it in her favour a little bit, but couldn't quite do it.

An enjoyable final for me, from a neutral perspective. At least it felt like a contest for most of that 1 hr 43 minutes. Ana looked to be the winner but it never really felt certain until that last service game when Safina collapsed.

Not a classic by any means, and the tennis was a bit scrappy at times, but there were some lovely points out there, some intelligent shotmaking at times, and it was undoubtedly one of the better RG finals of the past several years - too many have been a complete stroll or the winner looked very likely from the start. Dinara at least kept it tight until midway through that second set and then it finally got away from her.

Overall, a better RG tournament for the women then we've seen in recent years, too.

elise1986
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:46 PM
:worship: Congratulations Ana!!!!!!!!! Finally she won a Slam. I'm so happy for her :bounce:

lilimi
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:48 PM
great match! Ana was just too strong, played like a number one! it was her best match of the year! she was amazing :eek::worship:
dinara played well and was there mentally, she just couldn't do anything against Ana today :hug: i sign for the same final next year, but this time, dinara will take her revenge:)
they were so cute :) :awww:

Princeza
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:48 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/82/fullj.c3ef7b7e24c6f1bf26ebe3d6cc7570e2/c3ef7b7e24c6f1bf26ebe3d6cc7570e2-getty-80740397jd048_french_open_r.jpg

:hearts::hearts::hearts:

cn ireland
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Ana Ivanovic- Grand Slam Champion :woohoo:.

Congratulations Ana, you finally did it and a throughly deserving champion too :banana:. May it be the 1st of many :bounce:.

Great tournament from Dinara and hopefully she'll be able to maintain her form for the rest of the year. However I thought it was unnecessary for her to call Ana's team annoying!

Irute
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:49 PM
This was one of the closest 6:4 6:3 wins I have seen. Thank you Dinara and Ana for a great tennis. Ana congratulations on the win and your first GS title :yeah:

JadeFox
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:50 PM
Alright, in honor of Ana's first Slam (congrats!) I got pictures!

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/13/fullj.282a4c6c9d014b31f84a321f6619e80c/282a4c6c9d014b31f84a321f6619e80c-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/c6/fullj.eede4af9daa4694941e6fcbdfea97fac/eede4af9daa4694941e6fcbdfea97fac-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/9e/fullj.5f51495727fc0e300173f4b89e192bb1/5f51495727fc0e300173f4b89e192bb1-getty-80740397jd046_french_open_r.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/42/fullj.6dacc0df90e76a7e615cf189e0db2192/6dacc0df90e76a7e615cf189e0db2192-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg

cn ireland
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Congratulations Ana, a worthy Grand Slam Champion :hearts:.

lilimi
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:51 PM
:hearts::hearts::hearts:

she's a magician :hearts: i didn't notice when she put her rolex :lol:
i hope dinara will stay motivated and strong mentally? i hope she has realized she can be on the top. she caould make some damage at wimbledon too :devil:go dinara!!!

Sean.
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:54 PM
:hearts:Ana :woohoo:

Dinara :hug: Amazing tornament.

Lol at all the haters, she won get over it. How i'm so happy. Good luck at Wimbledon.

lilimi
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Ana Ivanovic- Grand Slam Champion :woohoo:.

Congratulations Ana, you finally did it and a throughly deserving champion too :banana:. May it be the 1st of many :bounce:.

Great tournament from Dinara and hopefully she'll be able to maintain her form for the rest of the year. However I thought it was unnecessary for her to call Ana's team annoying!

:o oh please don't ruin my day. it was for fun.

The Daviator
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Larry Scott, who's a happy man today :hearts: :lol:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/9e/fullj.5f51495727fc0e300173f4b89e192bb1/5f51495727fc0e300173f4b89e192bb1-getty-80740397jd046_french_open_r.jpg

Yasmine
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:55 PM
I can't say I'm not dissapointed for Dinara here :hug:, but well done Ana:worship:.

Those who obviously can't help but saying she's a weak #1, just complain to the wta for that. That's how rankings are done and she's at the top of them now, get over it.

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:56 PM
she's a magician :hearts: i didn't notice when she put her rolex :lol:
i hope dinara will stay motivated and strong mentally? i hope she has realized she can be on the top. she caould make some damage at wimbledon too :devil:go dinara!!!

during the photos, it was so cute, she pushed up her sleeve to show the watch. rolex will be happy!

Andreas
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:56 PM
What a great match. After all these year's of following Ana, she achieves it all at once. Reaching no. 1, winning a Grand Slam ... :)

I am so happy now, can't describe it.

Btw, omg there is many bitter people here.:o

lilimi
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:59 PM
I can't say I'm not dissapointed for Dinara here :hug:, but well done Ana:worship:.

Those who obviously can't help but saying she's a weak #1, just complain to the wta for that. That's how rankings are done and she's at the top of them now, get over it.

the n°1 spot is highly deserved. period. even if henin had played,she would probably hav e lost before the finals. all the plyers were there, just like they are at all tournaments during the year.

Tennis90
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Ana is sooo cute on those pictures,and it was soooo cute how she tried to get to her mom and brother by climbion on the chair and evrything lol :)
I`m sooo happy,for ANA!!!She has made me so proud once more!!SERBIA LOVES YOU ANCI!!!

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:03 PM
ana banana..... :).... so happy..... weeee

ViennaCalling
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:03 PM
http://anmich.com/020801-021231/021103_wuetend_2_gross.JPG

cn ireland
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:05 PM
:o oh please don't ruin my day. it was for fun.

Well I just thought it was unnecessary thats all:rolleyes:.

RayB
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Anyone know where I can get a video of the presentation ceremony?

lilimi
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:06 PM
i was a bit scared when she climbed to see her parents...though i know that she woudn't have any problem to have people helping her to join her team.
BTW, does anyone know who is the men who was supporting dinara in her matches. he always wore a pink cardigan ( viewers of eurosport France may know him as l'homme au chandail rose)

blackcrave
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:07 PM
bad that dinara lost the game but congratulations to ana..

starr
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:09 PM
:bigclap: Ana! She's a lovely girl.

:hug: Dinara. I was rooting for her, but she lost to the better player on the day. I'm so impressed with Dinara's progress this year.

Ceri
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Dinara :sad: better luck next time, you acquitted yourself really well in this tournament.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:12 PM
:worship:Congrats Ana! She solidified her world #1 ranking .:bounce: Dinara:hug:...what an amazing last month on tour! :bounce:

starin
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:13 PM
:worship: no.1 and slam champion Ana Ivanovic.

Lindsayfanumber1
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:14 PM
Ana :hearts: :worship:
Congrats on the Nº1 and your first GS :)

Beat
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Ana is a strong #1 compared to many this decade. She will stay there for the rest of the year.

that, my friend, is certainly not gonna happen.

ivanovic has made a lot of progress in the last couple of years, and she obviously deserves this title. but it would have been nicer, more of a surprise, a better story if safina had won it.

hayleytrotter
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:15 PM
ana banana..... :).... so happy..... weeee

Niunia
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:20 PM
:woohoo:Congratulations Ana :woohoo:

I am so happy for you:D:hearts:

DownTheLine21
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Looking back on the match, I thought it was a very entertaining final. I'm so impressed with how greatly Ana's movement and defense has improved.

Destiny
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Ana did well and handled the pressure of being favourite

I love Dinara and she did well :hug:

Marshmallow
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Best final in recent times. So glad for Ana she was and is a better player, and she fought hard for the win. Dinara was throwing everything at her, and I though she was gonna do one of comebacks... But Ana held on. :bounce:

Does anyone have a video of the final game - trophy presentation? My livestream was breaking up like crazy! I also missed a good view of Ana's brother... boy is cute!!!! Someone upload something!!!!

spiritedenergy
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Looking back on the match, I thought it was a very entertaining final. I'm so impressed with how greatly Ana's movement and defense has improved.

I think her defense on clay ahs always been pretty good. She has more time to reach and set up her FH. I always thought clay was her best surface (even though I wasn't so sure anymore after Berlin and Rome).

Brooklyn90
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Great job Ana! :worship:
1/3 :)
Safina :hug:

.:sk:.
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Congrats Ana. you deserve the title!!! :woohoo:

Dinara. Brilliant tournament but today Ana was a bit better :hug:

Shanna
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Congrats Ana! :hug:

You really deserve it!!!

denibas77
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:33 PM
dina didn't play on the backhand of Ana,dementieva holds her on that side whole time so she is 4-0 with Ana.
congratulation Ana

lilimi
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:34 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/74/fullj.2ca7ef46d4cdeb8da6ebcff5fbe3e3b8/2ca7ef46d4cdeb8da6ebcff5fbe3e3b8-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg
:lol: she's crazy!
:o @that man looking under ana's skirt :o

Marshmallow
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:36 PM
:o @that man looking under ana's skirt :o

What a pervert... I think I can see drool! :tape:

Ryan
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:37 PM
I'm really surprised at people here saying the final was bad. :o I thought there were a ton of great rallies, and some spectacular winners/shots from BOTH girls. Clutch serving from Ana, and her forehand was LETHAL.

azinna
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Congrats certainly in order.

When was the last time the French produced a final of real quality? Both players present?

celia
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Well done to Ana, I'm not gonna be hypocrite and say I'm becoming a fan and everything but she made me cry, during the serbian anthem (:unsure: spelling ?)cause that's when I realized her little girl's dream became true for her, I thought it was cute, definately didn't deserve all the hate (I know I was a part of it). Enjoyable game to watch on clay, definately improved her movement dramatically, almost Nadal-like sometimes :lol:

I thought she was gonna hurt herself in that line guy chair, that was a :unsure: moment.

A big :o at the French crowd full of rich people who are just there to show themselves, applauding like the girl won a nobel prize or something, it's sport, be a little more enthousiastic people :fiery:

Good run Dinara, good points at times but shaky start + Ana being too good was too much for you :hug:

lilimi
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:39 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/f2/fullj.ffb629d563d4d6b02f0f047b9036bbab/ffb629d563d4d6b02f0f047b9036bbab-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg
my girls :awww:
next year dinara, next year maybe :hug: just like Ana did : berlin-->RG finalist-->RG winner :)

Apoleb
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:39 PM
I'm really surprised at people here saying the final was bad. :o

These are the same bitter idiots that hate her. How to take credibility away from the win? Just say that her opponenet didn't show up and the tournament sucked.

lilimi
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Congrats certainly in order.

When was the last time the French produced a final of real quality? Both players present?

for me it was the best grand slam final for years...mostly at RG.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:43 PM
best RG final in years...

champion88
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Was a pretty decent match I thought. Dinara had her chances though, but Ana exposed Dinara's weak movement better than Sharapova and Dementieva were able too. Still a great tournament for Safina, and congrats to Ana! :)

Selah
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:46 PM
Congrats to Ana and Dinara. It certainly was one of the better finals in most recent years, at least Dinara showed up to play in her firs Grand Slam final. I still think Ana should have thanked Justine for this gift;)

azinna
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:48 PM
I'm really surprised at people here saying the final was bad. :o I thought there were a ton of great rallies, and some spectacular winners/shots from BOTH girls. Clutch serving from Ana, and her forehand was LETHAL.

Oh, I agree that Ana was in it to win it, willing to fight through the inevitable butterflies. Dinara not so much. Erratic. Not hate at all, just my own honest observation. Ana admits as much when she says:

“I think we both played a very nervous match, lots of chances for both of us,” Ivanovic said. “I’m just so happy to keep my composure until the end. It’s amazing.”

Expected when you have (relative) newbies playing in such a big match. Both need to repeat in order to get used to the situation and give us something like Aussie 2003, 2002, Wimby 2006, 2005...

Ryan
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Yeah I thought it was better than any final here since 2002 when Serena beat Venus, and even in this match I think there were better rallies. Safina was off, but not nearly as bad as Svetlana, Bartoli, Ivanovic, Pierce, etc etc in slam finals of the past several years. Ana went out and WON the match, she didn't have it handed to her.

Duramont
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Dinara gave a good fight in first set at least :hug: :sad:

Congrats Ana on first GS title!

Ryan
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Oh, I agree that Ana was in it to win it, willing to fight through the inevitable butterflies. Dinara not so much. Erratic. Not hate at all, just my own honest observation. Ana admits as much when she says:



I didn't mean you were "hating", or anyone who has an opinion on the match - not everyone will think it was good quality. ;) But there are just IMO a surprising amount of bitter people who wrote this match off as a joke, which is unfair to both players.