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iGOAT
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:14 AM
Strange match but :yeah: Dinara, she played ok

Josh.
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:14 AM
Flavia :sobbing:
So many chances gone begging, lead 5-3 in the first set, and then 3-0 in the second.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:15 AM
Yay Dinara :banana:

5-3 down in the first, 3-0 down in the second :worship:

Sean.
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:15 AM
Huge choke from flav in both sets.


Good match for Dina, patchy but played well at the end, good warm up match for AO :D Worked out all the kinks! Her serve is still :crazy: though

If Marat looses this for her I hope she gives him another black eye! :fiery:

LindsayRulz
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:15 AM
Flavia lead 5-3 in the first set.

Congrats Dinara :yeah:

Marty-Dom
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:15 AM
Flavia lost 6 games in a row after being double break up in the second set. Pitiful.

iPatty
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:15 AM
A bit too streaky but the good patches were very good. Flavia can always be counted to lose against Dinara so this was really never in doubt.

SvetaKuzzy
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:17 AM
rusty rusty rusty

Josh.
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:17 AM
A bit too streaky but the good patches were very good. Flavia can always be counted to lose against Dinara so this was really never in doubt.

Given how Flavia played to gain that lead in the first set (lead in the second was really created by bad play from Dinara), this could change in the future.

Keadz
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:17 AM
Big choke from Flavia, 5-3 in first set, 3-0 in second set. OK match, to many doubles from both. Would have been better if it wasn't their first match of the season.

I am scared for Su Wei when Dinara starts returning her serve :o

iGOAT
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:17 AM
http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww16/szavay/tennisforumavy-4.png

northern lad
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:19 AM
flavia... work on the overhead smash:o

Amalgamate
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Good win Dinara :yeah:

Zamboni
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:22 AM
Until 3-0 2nd set it wasn't that bad from Flavia at all.
Ok, she missed quite a few (easy) shots, but at least you could see all the improvements from least season are still there. The form just aint ;)

As iPatty said, Dinara owns Flavia anyway.


Off to bed now, till the mixed starts:lol:

pwayne
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:25 AM
Flavia had her chances but Dinara did enough to win the match closing it by getting a virtual bagel.

C. Drone
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:26 AM
flavia... work on the overhead smash:o

oh, the 1st setpoint was too funny. :lol:

Temperenka
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:26 AM
Dinara :) Good win!

enchantrezz
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:30 AM
If Marat looses this for her I hope she gives him another black eye! :fiery:

:lol::lol::lol:

Blu€
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:42 AM
Flavia learn to smash! :fiery: nice choking!
Dinara :clap2:, though you played semi-crap

zveeen
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:04 AM
congrats Dinara :)
Flavia :spit:

RenaSlam.
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:08 AM
Stick to Tier III and lower, Pennetta. Even if it just the Hopman Cup.

Drake1980
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:11 AM
I wish Flavia had played Brisbane instead.

saniapower
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:47 AM
Expected. Safina owns Flavia :yeah:

Koon
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:50 AM
:sad: :bigcry: Flavia :hug:
Bolelli looks so cute :p

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:10 AM
Bolleli should win

Butterfly14
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:33 AM
Marat won. He was great. and even with beat up eyes..he looks HOT

azizy
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:53 AM
Marat won. He was great. and even with beat up eyes..he looks HOT

if he doesnt win this game, then he will be exhausted for the mixed

Mattographer
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:06 AM
Simone :drool: Too bad he lost his singles match but both played great today :)

Flavia won almost every exchange with Marat in the mixed :lol: This match made me a fan of Flavia :hearts:

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:42 AM
Bolleli should win

you jinxed him, you closet safin/safina-lover you. :wavey:

Josh.
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:46 AM
Simone :drool: Too bad he lost his singles match but both played great today :)

Flavia won almost every exchange with Marat in the mixed :lol: This match made me a fan of Flavia :hearts:

Flavia OWNED Safin :drool: :lol:

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Simone :drool: Too bad he lost his singles match but both played great today :)

Flavia won almost every exchange with Marat in the mixed :lol: This match made me a fan of Flavia :hearts:

that was hilarious. :lol:

gmak
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:35 AM
dinara :yeah: :D

flavia :hug:

FORZA SARITA
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:20 AM
Flavia:mad:

Stick to Tier III and lower, Pennetta. Even if it just the Hopman Cup.

shut up loser:lol:

G&R
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:30 AM
flavia..what a choke
however congrats dinara

Demska
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:19 PM
Dina :rocker:

goldenlox
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Dinara won that fight with Marat

santhuruu
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:15 PM
I love Safina's new hair style!

goldenlox
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:33 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20090104/capt.e39bab93a7db4258b9b0cc9825fdbc32.australia_te nnis_hopman_cup_per124.jpg ap
2009-01-03


Russia's Marat Safin (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/37/), left, and Dinara Safina (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/170/) talk during their doubles match against Italy's Simone Bolelli (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/3943/) and Flavia Pennetta (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/193/) at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Western Australia, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009.

Sean.
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Dinara looks great there!

SAEKeithSerena
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:32 PM
love dinara's outfit and hair (:

looks like she was training hard in the off-season!

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Flavia OWNED Safin :drool: :lol:

That's not something difficult :shrug: , Marat is a mug

Sean.
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:54 PM
That's not something difficult :shrug: , Marat is a mug

:hug: DOn't be bitter as he beat Lleyton in AO

FORZA SARITA
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:29 PM
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=TiG8_-bYRvg

Flavia's net play :worship::lol:

Sean.
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:35 PM
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=TiG8_-bYRvg

Flavia's net play :worship::lol:

:rolleyes: Bolleli's serve to Dina

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:58 PM
Dinara's aces :hearts: Hopman Cup's line judges are useless, not one but three.:rolleyes: :help: :rolls:
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pwayne
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Indeed, the line judges were useless in that game. At least the chair ump overruled on her 2nd ace in which Italy challenged incorrectly as Bolelli was surprised that Safina aced him.

Shoulderpova
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Dina ;)
she owned lovely Flavia ;) :awww::hug:

goldenlox
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:03 PM
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