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The Kaz
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:51 PM
:eek: Yanina!!

Well Done :yeah:

Beth :hug:

schorsch
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:51 PM
beth :sad:

dear god yanina is boring -_-

FORZA SARITA
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:52 PM
way to go Yanina:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

^bibi^
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:52 PM
Yanina :banana: :banana: :banana:

Cersei
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:52 PM
Yanina :worship: :)

-sugi-
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:52 PM
Yanina :woohoo:

Awesome. :D

Adal
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Yanina :worship:

kittyking
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Loved Beths outfit!
Didn't love Yaninas facial expressions :scared:

First WTA final for Yanina :hug:

kittyking
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:54 PM
dear god yanina is boring -_-

Were we watching the same match? I think she showed quite a bit of talent, although she really should have closed out both sets sooner (was up 5-2 serving in the first, up 6-5 serving in the second)

daniela86
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:55 PM
Yay! :rocker2: :rocker: Another excellent win for Yanina :D :banana:
Huge congrats :D Hope she takes the title now:yeah:

Dawson.
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:55 PM
well done yania

hard luck beth

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:55 PM
well done Yanina :) :yeah: :D

Geoffry
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:56 PM
What a debut on grass for Yanina! :eek:

Here's hoping for a final against Marina. Time to take revenge for last week. :p

The Kaz
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Were we watching the same match? I think she showed quite a bit of talent, although she really should have closed out both sets sooner (was up 5-2 serving in the first, up 6-5 serving in the second)

62 75 or 75 76...still the same result, she won the match :D

Yanina versus Kitty...i mean Marina final :rocker2:

pigmalion
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Well done Yanina ! Good luck for your first WTA final :devil:

Sarah<Kim-fan>
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:57 PM
:banana: Yanina!!! :yeah: well done!

Elwin.
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:57 PM
Yanina :D

Well done :hearts:
First wta final
come on!!!!!!!!

Dexter
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:58 PM
Well done, Yanina! :hug::yeah:
First time I watched her and I'm impressed and not. Her main weapons are big serve and BH which reminds me a lot Maria's. Her FH is not bad at all. She's terrible in defense and most of rallies which went over 5 strokes she ended up losing (mostly on her own errors). At times she was misfiring on return too. All in all, it's all about dominating in the point with her. When she's in the zone, watch out. But it's easy to distract her rhythme too, which Bethanie was doing with lots of netplay (where she's quite good at), high balls and stretching Yanina wide. In the end she just couldn't deal with Yanina's power. I was also impressed with Yanina's positive attitude. She's didn't go down on herself after wasting 5-1 lead in the 1st set and a SP too... regrouped at 5 all and won next 2 games to win it. Reversed story in the 2nd, down 1-4 but she kept on fighting. Then again missed her chance while serving for the match at *6-5. No biggie, played superbly in the TB. Well done and good luck in the final! If she keeps it simple and is able to play her own dominating game she should be able to take it.
Congratulations Bethanie on a great tournament too! :)

Nikkiri
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:59 PM
:banana: Yanina :hearts:

kittyking
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:59 PM
62 75 or 75 76...still the same result, she won the match :D

Yanina versus Kitty...i mean Marina final :rocker2:

I was hoping for a Marina/Yanina final all along :rocker2:

So Disrespectful
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:59 PM
Average match overall.

I really like Bethanie, but her game has some gaping holes. I find it hard to take her seriously as a player for some reason, it could be her outfits or it could even be the way she wraps backhands around her racquet like a club player. :shrug:

It's like some elements of her game are top 50, while others are club level.

Convoluted
Jun 14th, 2008, 12:59 PM
I love this Yanina :)

Haven't seen her play that often, but surely she's top 50 material at least? Or am I just jumping on a bandwagon here?

Vincey!
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:01 PM
Yanina :woohoo:

pesto
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Nice result for her - she was last direct acceptance to the tourney.

Patty Choker
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:04 PM
BETH http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg133/ertyrwryw/ahhhhhhh.gif

nniels
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Yanina :woohoo:

roelc
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:07 PM
I was hoping for a Marina/Yanina final all along :rocker2:

me too!

go yanina!

.Andrew.
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:07 PM
Yanina :hearts:

Gotta make up for Justine and Kim being out from the game. :awww: I was really impressed with her game in that Fed Cup match against Venus and I've been a fan ever since. :bounce: Win it all tomorrow. ;)

Bethanie. :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Yanina :yeah:

дalex
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Beth :bigcry:

Allez-H
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Awesome debut on the grass for Yanina :yeah: Excellent chance to take the title. She beat Bondarenko already in front of her home crowd and she take revenge on Marina after last week :p Win or lose, she had an excellent week :worship:

Belgians will always have someone to promote them ;)

kittyking
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Awesome debut on the grass for Yanina :yeah: Excellent chance to take the title. She beat Bondarenko already in front of her home crowd and she take revenge on Marina after last week :p Win or lose, she had an excellent week :worship:

Belgians will always have someone to promote them ;)

Your aware that Marina is down 0-4 right....

The Kaz
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Your aware that Marina is down 0-4 right....

Correction *1-4...she broke serve :D

<Sven>
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:22 PM
I knew this wasn't going to be easy, but Yanina did it!
I didn't expect to see her in her first WTA final so soon!
She should be top 65 now I guess?
Anyway, impressive week! Congrats girl!

The Kaz
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:24 PM
I knew this wasn't going to be easy, but Yanina did it!
I didn't expect to see her in her first WTA final so soon!
She should be top 65 now I guess?
Anyway, impressive week! Congrats girl!

#66 with Beth at #67 ;)

2ace2
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Can she still make it into the Olympics?

kittyking
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:31 PM
Can she still make it into the Olympics?

Only if via a wildcard

Direct entry into the Olympics is based off the rankings from the beginning of this week.

Tennis Ball
Jun 14th, 2008, 01:56 PM
Awesome debut on the grass for Yanina :yeah: Excellent chance to take the title. She beat Bondarenko already in front of her home crowd and she take revenge on Marina after last week :p Win or lose, she had an excellent week :worship:

Belgians will always have someone to promote them ;)

If you mean with "her home crowd" Bondarenka's, then yes. It was in the Oekraine.

Yanina, great fight!!! I am so happy!! :bounce:
After the match, Yanina told that the last time they played eachother the score went the same way and that she knew Bethanie had great capability to come back.
She had a great start but then started to make a lot of UEs. Just in time she increased her level of play again.


Yanina! :hearts: She played some great returns! :worship:

Uranus
Jun 14th, 2008, 02:01 PM
After the match, Yanina told that the last time they played eachother the score went the same way and that she knew Bethanie had great capability to come back.
Yeah she won 64 76 in the final of 50k Indian Harbour Beach, beginning of May I think.

Yanina :bounce: Win it all!

Allez-H
Jun 14th, 2008, 02:29 PM
If you mean with "her home crowd" Bondarenka's, then yes. It was in the Oekraine.

Yanina, great fight!!! I am so happy!! :bounce:
After the match, Yanina told that the last time they played eachother the score went the same way and that she knew Bethanie had great capability to come back.
She had a great start but then started to make a lot of UEs. Just in time she increased her level of play again.


Yanina! :hearts: She played some great returns! :worship:

That's what I meant

Zébulon
Jun 14th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Quite a week, Wickmayer is having.

RenaSlam.
Jun 14th, 2008, 02:38 PM
God damnit, Beth.

Well played, Yanina.

morningglory
Jun 14th, 2008, 02:44 PM
:lol: :spit:
And I thought...

*Jean*
Jun 14th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Bethanie :sad: But great week, MD US Open with that ranking :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 14th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Congrats Yanina :bounce:.

Still an awesome tourney for Beth. She has really shown that she has what it takes to p lay on the WTA Tour level on a regular basis :kiss:.

Dodoboy.
Jun 14th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Oh Beth :hug:

Great week though :)

Nederlander RUS
Jun 14th, 2008, 03:09 PM
goed gedaan, Yanina!

Rhémila
Jun 14th, 2008, 03:29 PM
well done yanina! :woohoo: i believe in her for the final :)

what will yanina's ranking be after Birminham?

Tennis Ball
Jun 14th, 2008, 03:37 PM
well done yanina! :woohoo: i believe in her for the final :)

what will yanina's ranking be after Birminham?

If she loses the final, virtually #62. If she wins, virtually #55.

kolan
Jun 14th, 2008, 03:39 PM
wow :eek: well played yanina :worship: i seen her play casey earlier this week, if im not mistaken i think she has only lost the one set in the entire tourney :worship: i hope that she goes on to win the title tomorrow :D

Hashim.
Jun 14th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Yanina:woohoo::hearts:

Beth:hug:

roelc
Jun 14th, 2008, 04:08 PM
If she loses the final, virtually #62. If she wins, virtually #55.

if she loses the final, she'll be 66
if she wins it, 57 ;)

Natash.
Jun 14th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Yanina. :hearts: :woohoo: Win the title now. :D

mirzalover
Jun 14th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Booooooooo

alwayshingis
Jun 14th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Yanina :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

I never expected this kind of success already.


Watch out at Wimbledon! I hope she draws a slumping seed in the first round.

Tennis Ball
Jun 14th, 2008, 04:37 PM
if she loses the final, she'll be 66
if she wins it, 57 ;)

you calculated the other players?

alwayshingis
Jun 14th, 2008, 04:43 PM
you calculated the other players?

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=8073837&postcount=1

Tennis Ball
Jun 14th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Loved Beths outfit!
Didn't love Yaninas facial expressions :scared:

First WTA final for Yanina :hug:

Just the opposite for me: loved Yanina's outfit :hearts: and didn't like Beth's facial (bored and uninterested) expressions.

:wavey:

Blu€
Jun 14th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Crappppp Beth :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

wally1
Jun 14th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Nice match this I thought. Well done to Wickmayer. Some excellent net play from Mattek.