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Kworb
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:51 PM
:)

darkangel23
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Kateryna :bounce::woohoo:
So happy for you having won your first WTA Tour Title :D
This win should bring you back into Top 50 *hurray*

Yanina :hug:
Your time will come, I'm sure!

disco_rage
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Well done Kata!

RenaSlam.
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Amazing win. Congrats.

Ksenia.
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Very nice win for Kateryna :) Congrats on her 1st title :bounce:

Natash.
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Yanina. :sobbing:

janko
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Congrats!

Uranium
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:53 PM
:woohoo:
after having a bad clay court season to winning her first title:banana:

Convoluted
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Oh nooooes :cry:

Adal
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
What a heartbreaking loss for Yanina :sobbing:

Convoluted
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
9 DF is just too much

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
well done Kateryna !!!!!!!!

JAMESYBABY!
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
well done kata :D
yanina :sad:

the both won 119 points!!

Sarah<Kim-fan>
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
damn that knee! too bad yanina! next time ;)

congrats to Katrina

G&R
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
well done katya!!

Viktymise
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
:yeah:

If Katya could flatten out her FH a bit more, she really could be a top 20/15 player. Her BH is a delight. Can dictate play almost effortlessly with it.

Really good match too. Lots of impressive winners from both.

Dexter
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
I hated one of them to lose, such a tight battle! :(
Well done, Katya!
Yanina. :hug: I guess she will pull out of Rosmalen, looked totally spent and injured her knee today. :sad:

Adrian.
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
Very interesting match...
Long reallys and good points;)
Yanina couldn't win that much points on her second serve and served also too many DF;)
Katerina:yeah:

eck
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
Yanina :bigcry:

fouc
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
that was one of the best finals this year so far! i was hoping for Yanina, but Kata deserved this

Uranus
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM
Yanina :bigcry: So close. Had a SP in the 1st.

Congrats to Katya on her 1st title and an excellent week. :)

babuska6
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:55 PM
congrats,kata! ;)
she really deserved to win her first WTA Title,i am happy with her

Uranus
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:55 PM
9 DF is just too much
Yeah and at key moments such as the 3rd set TB.

Nikkiri
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Nooo :bigcry:

Adal
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Nooo :bigcry:
:hug:

frenchie
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Yanina learnt alot from Justine with faking injuries during a final!

She was running like a rabbit out there....


Congrats Kata

Renalicious
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:57 PM
:woohoo:

Epigone
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Katya :bigclap: :dance: :drive: :banana: :bowdown: :woohoo:

I've been waiting for this day for so long :sobbing: :hug:

She converted 0/4 BP chances in the 1st set, 1/7 BP chances in the 2nd set and 2/5 BP chances in the 3rd set :help:

:yeah: to Yanina for making it to the final

^bibi^
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Sad Yanian injured herself, but yet it was a very dramatic final, congrats to both players :worship:

Sarah<Kim-fan>
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Yanina learnt alot from Justine with faking injuries during a final!

She was running like a rabbit out there....

what a stupid comment!

did you actually see the match? she could hardly walk during that 2nd set...

<Sven>
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Yanina :sad: so close!
But, I guess she'll learn a lot from it
Hopefully she will get plenty of more opportunities to take WTA crowns.
She should really think her Rosmalen entry trough now... spare yourself for Wimbly!

FORZA SARITA
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:00 PM
Yanina learnt alot from Justine with faking injuries during a final!

She was running like a rabbit out there....


Congrats Kata

:weirdo: you probably have seen another match:rolleyes:

itzhak
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:00 PM
great match, unfortnually, the live streaming of bet365 ended right on MP so I could not see how Bondarenko celebrate and what was the reaction of Yanina...

jujufreak
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:01 PM
such a poor level of play...

Katya can be thrilled about winning her first WTA tournament, but she should be ashamed about the way she played

Wickmayer will have to progress a lot, a first title would have come to early

^bibi^
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Yanina learnt alot from Justine with faking injuries during a final!

She was running like a rabbit out there....


Congrats Kata

... She couldn't even do her backhand properly at one point... :rolleyes:

dropshot13th
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:02 PM
congrats kata
yanina :eek:

^bibi^
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:03 PM
great match, unfortnually, the live streaming of bet365 ended right on MP so I could not see how Bondarenko celebrate and what was the reaction of Yanina...

Nothing exceptionnal.. BUt yanina didn't shake Azderaki's hand...

Topspin2
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:03 PM
congrats Katarina!!! :D

Elwin.
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Yanina :sobbing:

Adrian.
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:05 PM
Yanina :sad: so close!
But, I guess she'll learn a lot from it
Hopefully she will get plenty of more opportunities to take WTA crowns.
She should really think her Rosmalen entry trough now... spare yourself for Wimbly!

Thats what I would say too:sad:
I'm really sad for Yanina and so close before Wibmeldon she bettter pull out in Ordina Open:p
So that Marta can get in and she will rest before Wibmeldon to be in form there:wavey:
:wavey:

smokovec
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:05 PM
Congrats Kateryna for your first WTA Title.

It's a interesting match and also Yanina deserves the win, hope the injury is not serious and she can play Wimbledon in 100% phisical form.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:07 PM
Yanina :bigcry:
Kateryna :)

ViennaCalling
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:08 PM
Yanina :sad: :mad:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:09 PM
What an exciting scoreline! I wish i could have watched it:sad:. Congrats! :bounce:

Geoffry
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:11 PM
What a shame. :sad:
I wonder if she'll drop 's Hertogenbosch now.

hankqq
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:18 PM
wow what a dramatic score! Good showing from both players!

Matthias13
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Yanina :sad: I really thought she was going to retire in the 2nd set, but she hung on, like the fighter she is :) My guess was that Chokerenko was going to give it away in the 3rd set tiebreak, but she didn't. Credit to Kateryna !

I also hope that Yanina will skip Rosmalen, that knee has to get better before Wimbledon.

And those double faults (she hit most of them in the 2nd set) were the result of her knee injury. I think she was a little bit scared to give it a 100 procent on her serve.

And she didn't fake her injury: she was crying when play resumed and could hardly walk. Bondarenko just didn't finish the job, which she should have done

Congrats Yanina on a great week :yeah:

Alicia Rocks
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Katya :woohoo: :worship: Can't wait for some pics :drool:

Dawson.
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:23 PM
wow what a scoreline! congrats katya. yania, your time will come :yeah:

JujulCactus
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Bondarenko played better
less errors
congrats :)

Uranium
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:28 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080615/capt.75e99356a61e45b1b5794b0aa893e7e8.britain_tenn is_dfs_classic_bsd108.jpg?x=400&y=261&sig=PqK8JmLhftyD9pNmsBoa0Q--
:hearts:

.Andrew.
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:29 PM
Wow Katya. :eek: :worship:

Looks like it was a high quality match! Well done on your first tour title! :hearts: Alona will definitely be proud. ;) :yeah:

Yanina. :sad: :hug: Her time will come for sure. :hug:

Jojo_
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:35 PM
WWOOOOooow GREAT MATCH KATARINA !!!

dybbuk
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Congrats on your first title, Katya! :D

Uranium
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:41 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080615/capt.a932e44a1cf349249253cff70854cbf2.britain_tenn is_dfs_classic_bsd109.jpg?x=400&y=294&sig=uE8vaDHFs9hvH5T0ixSUJw--

jujufreak
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Looks like it was a high quality match!

:confused: why?

joão.
Jun 15th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Congrats, Kata!! :D :D :D

samdl
Jun 15th, 2008, 04:00 PM
such a poor level of play...

Katya can be thrilled about winning her first WTA tournament, but she should be ashamed about the way she played

Wickmayer will have to progress a lot, a first title would have come to early

Did you see the same match? Allright they're not number one and two, but they produced enough good winners and good play to say this wasn't a poor level of play...

Congrats to Katya, Yanina will win a WTA-title sooner than later (if she keeps progressing this way).

Hashim.
Jun 15th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Yanina:sobbing::bigcry:

welldone katya:yeah:

Direwolf
Jun 15th, 2008, 04:10 PM
wow alona... your turn

ans
Jun 15th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Did you see the same match? Allright they're not number one and two, but they produced enough good winners and good play to say this wasn't a poor level of play...

Congrats to Katya, Yanina will win a WTA-title sooner than later (if she keeps progressing this way).

It was a good match to watch because it was so close (and because I like Yanina, as a Belgian of course). They both showed some great points but they also both made way too many errors (22 in one set, seems quite a lot to me). So it might have looked a bit boring for those not supporting any of the two players.
The difference with a match between top players is remarkable but that's also quite logical, so I won't complain:) (just have to get used to it after justine and kim)

Destiny
Jun 15th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Congrats Kata

Yanina :hug:

cn ireland
Jun 15th, 2008, 04:37 PM
Well done Bondarenko on winning her 1st title:)! Sounds like it was an exciting final.

I'm sure Wickmayer will be winning titles before too long :)!

.:sk:.
Jun 15th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Kata :yeah:

Yanina :yeah: :hug:

Uranium
Jun 15th, 2008, 04:42 PM
wow alona... your turn

:confused:
Alona has won a title already:lol:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jun 15th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Well done Katya :D

Shoulderpova
Jun 15th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Katya:woohoo:

-sugi-
Jun 15th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Yanina :sad:

Rhémila
Jun 15th, 2008, 05:48 PM
:hug: yanina.
she fought really well. for a moment i tought she would give up 'cause of a knee injury, but she came back. i'm sure she will have more chances to win a title. i also like yanina's reaction when she's mad :smoke:

congrats katya :)

Brαm
Jun 15th, 2008, 06:00 PM
Heartbreaking loss for Yanina but I'm sure she'll learn a lot from this experience ;)

I don't think she will withdraw from Rosmalen. That's another thing she'll have to learn: listen to her body. Young players tend to play through minor injuries...


Good tournament, Yanina! :clap2:

http://www.yaninawickmayer.com/gallery/Off_Court/Photoshoot_Le_Coq_Sportif/000010.JPG

matty
Jun 15th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Congratulations on her first title-very happy for her!

pav
Jun 15th, 2008, 07:05 PM
:)

sharapovarulz1
Jun 15th, 2008, 07:18 PM
It was a great match to watch and the crowd loved Kateryna but Yanina did well it was a very tight match! :D

sharapovarulz1
Jun 15th, 2008, 07:23 PM
:hug: yanina.
she fought really well. for a moment i tought she would give up 'cause of a knee injury, but she came back. i'm sure she will have more chances to win a title. i also like yanina's reaction when she's mad :smoke:

congrats katya :)

Haha she has a right little temper on her but it only shows her passion it got the best of her today and the knee injury must of been frustrating so who can blame her, she put up a brilliant fight and I only predict more finals for her in the future! Yanina :worship:

wally1
Jun 15th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Just saw the highlights of this on Eurosport, very nice match to watch, great fight from both.

*Jean*
Jun 15th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Well done Kateryna, it was an amazing match :eek:

These two were hitting so hard :hearts:

jonny84
Jun 15th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Good win for Bondarenko. Nice surprise for a strange tournament!

anon57
Jun 15th, 2008, 09:33 PM
:sad:Yanina still a good tournament for her though:hug:
Congrats with the first title Kateryna:yeah:

Europe rocks
Jun 15th, 2008, 09:36 PM
Great win Kateryna :) Excellent week for both players, maybe this will give both girls the boost to move onto the next level

slamchamp
Jun 15th, 2008, 09:37 PM
poor birmingham, compare this 2 players with the players that played the final last year

Uranium
Jun 15th, 2008, 09:38 PM
poor birmingham, compare this 2 players with the players that played the final last year

yea, this year was hotter and better:hearts:

slamchamp
Jun 15th, 2008, 09:39 PM
yea, this year was hotter and better:hearts:
lol

Mikey.
Jun 16th, 2008, 02:24 AM
:sobbing: Yanina :sobbing:

Spiritof42
Jun 16th, 2008, 03:20 AM
:woohoo:
Congrats Katya! :banana:

skanky~skanketta
Jun 16th, 2008, 04:35 AM
Really happy for Kata but sad for Yanina.