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Lord Choc Ice
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:18 AM
And in convincing fashion. Wow, what a spanking.:eek:

améliemomo
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:18 AM
and she did it!reached her second big finale after Tokyo in 2007

omg impressive match there,letting kanepi win just 3 games:eek:

virginie is on fire there!good luck against williams!:bounce::kiss::D

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:18 AM
What a match!:worship: Well done Vivi!:D
Won 8 games in a row after Kaia won the first game of the match.:worship:
All the best in final!:yeah:
Kaia :hug:

mckyle.
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:19 AM
Really happy for her!

Tough luck for Adal, but she's been sick all week so it's really a miracle she got this far.

vik
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:19 AM
good consistent game virginie, kaia was so tired, so she used advantages given from kaia

Miss Amor
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Kaia's serve was really off today.

Congratz Virginie.

MaBaker
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Razzano :hug:

Kaia :weirdo:

Duramont
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Virginie is really amazing :bowdown:

After 2 very long matches she still had enough left to bash a top 25 player in straights! :yeah:

I like her game, I like her attitude, she is one of my faves now. :hearts:

Good luck in your first big final.

John.
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:23 AM
Congrats Virginie

Rex59
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:23 AM
Without question, this match is one of the worst performances for a semi in a major tourney I've seen in recent memory. Instead of signing autographs after the match, Kanepi should be handing them checks to reimburse the fans for a putrid performance.

Vincey!
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:23 AM
Kaia was SO bad :o....Well done to Virginie I guess, really annoying with her ALLEZ, ALLEZ, ALLEZ on dfs though :smash:

Legend1
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:24 AM
:worship:

A great win over Kanepi who has been in good form this week. 8 Games in a row won... and she only won 3. I am majorly impressed i hope this carries on throughout the season

Virginie you have been great this week. A huge achievement to reach the finals, you deserve it!... well done.

Go out and give it your all in the finals. Take the Williams out!:yeah:

Keadz
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:24 AM
At the start of the year I reeeeaaalllly did not like Razzano, she was beating all my favorites and her shitty ball toss pissed me off. But she has grown on me and her English is really cute.

She has played especially well and she really was the best player on her side of the draw this week. I believe she can give the Williams sisters some trouble because she is a smart player with decent defense and if she goes for broke tomorrow, who knows what will happen. I wish her the best of luck.

Kanepi is fugly.

stefi62
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:25 AM
Well done Vivi! Happy for her cos she is such a nice and positive girl!

But at the same time a bit sad for Kaia. Yet she enters top 20 next week, which is the first part of her goals for 2009

vik
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:25 AM
I think kanepi was too tired. she didn't attack and also didn't move at all...she always moves very good when she attacks. and offcource virginie played to clever and good match

Lin Lin
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Serena or Venus will crush you though:shrug:

jrm
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Kanepi wasn't out there ... and i taught it would be vice versa

HenryMag.
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:28 AM
another amazing performance by Virginie :worship:

Nikkiri
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Really happy for her!

Tough luck for Adal, but she's been sick all week so it's really a miracle she got this far.

Adal :bigcry:

Marionated
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:31 AM
:woohoo:

Dexter
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Kaia looked so nervous out there... never really into the match. Good on Virginie though, hope she doesn't embarrass herself in the final. Maybe she will face Venus and do what she has done to her in Tokyo... :hehehe:

Marcelo.
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Virginie :eek: :bowdown:

Kaia :hug:

Golovinjured.
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Really happy for her!

Tough luck for Adal, but she's been sick all week so it's really a miracle she got this far.

Adal :hug:

I wish I'd been able to help her get better.

Harju.
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Adal :hug:

I wish I'd been able to help her get better.
Adal purposely lost because she doesn't want the whole world to know yet :hug:

Jess22
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:37 AM
Not a good match to watch really
but Virginie :rocker2: I hope you give either Williams a competitive match
Kaia :hug:

AndreConrad
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Wow Virginie :yeah:
Kaia :hug:

aussie_fan
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Kaia played terribly, Razzano has had a great week though.

bavaria86
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:44 AM
Kaia:smash::mad:
good tourny thogh:yeah:

darkangel23
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:45 AM
Virginie :yeah:

So deserved!!!! :worship:

Iceland
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:54 AM
Kaia was really terrible today. Virginie didn't even have to do much but I was pleasantly surprised to see that she was pretty positive & focused. The fact that she could put lots of first serves in really speaks for itself. Thought she would falter under pressure as it's her best opportunity to illustrate herself in a prestigious final!
Bravo Virginie, fantastic week :D. So many great wins!

hablo
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:57 AM
Awesome win, Virginie! Allez!

Carsten
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:58 AM
Virginie :woohoo: finally showing again what she's able to play :worship:

matthias
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:10 PM
wow - impressive scoreline

Adal
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Thanks everyone for support :awww: :hug:

I really hope I can get through this :tears:

Dave.
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:28 PM
Kaia :bigcry: I wanted her to win this :(

Some support would be nice :rolleyes:

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:29 PM
doesn't matter, she's going to get smacked in the final.

Slutiana
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:29 PM
Adal. :sad: :hug:

Well played Virgine. :(

Adal
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Some support would be nice :rolleyes:
Why are you so jealous? :rolleyes:
It's not like I'm sleeping with a girl :tears:

Thanks, Tutiana :hug:

Kworb
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Impressive. Back to the top 40, though still far removed from her career high of #24.

Matt01
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:42 PM
doesn't matter, she's going to get smacked in the final.


Yeah, whatever. :rolleyes:

Virginie has beaten Venus already and she could do it again :wavey:

Renalicious
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Well done V. :)

Ellery
Feb 20th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Virginie :hearts:

new-york
Feb 20th, 2009, 01:21 PM
wow, didn't expect such a lopsided scoreline.

apparently, KK didn't play well, uh?

tremendous week for Virge, she's a very tough cookie when in form.

Hurley
Feb 20th, 2009, 01:24 PM
doesn't matter, she's going to get smacked in the final.

Of course it matters, you jerk. She just gained tens of thousands of dollars and tons of ranking points more, which will instantly improve her career and life. And it matters to her fans, who support her and are excited to see her in the biggest match of her career.

This win is a BIG DEAL for her and for other people. Who cares if she loses 6-0 6-0 to one of the Williams sisters? That doesn't make this result not MATTER. The rest of the world isn't solely cannon fodder for the Williams sisters, and you're a moron for insinuating as such.

Maria Croft
Feb 20th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Wow, impressive, wasn't expecting this.

jimbo mack
Feb 20th, 2009, 01:43 PM
not a fan of razzano at all but she has always been dangerous and can compete with any top player when she demonstrates this form. although this form is not demonstrated regularly, hence she's never been top 20 player (so far).

as much as i want venus or serena to win, i think virginie has a good chance to beat either of them as she's certainly capable. it'll be an interesting final, especially if she plays venus, who she has beaten in a former tournament in tokyo tier 3 final in the past.

domon17th
Feb 20th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Good luck against either Williams, can make it competitive Virginie!

simplydeep
Feb 20th, 2009, 01:49 PM
I think Kaia was tired, all that emotional energy had court up with her, its probably the first time she has put 4 matches back to back, and Razzona played a great match and made Kaia move exposing that side of her game. Razzano is a great player only not consistent, she will put a good showing once every 6 months and then disappear.

Monica_Rules
Feb 20th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Virginie :eek:

Kaia :sad:

*Jean*
Feb 20th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Kaia :sad: But amazing week anyway

Lacrish
Feb 20th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Virginie,Amazing scoreline:eek:
It's not impossible to beat Williams if you still keep this perfect form in the final,good luck!

Ballbasher
Feb 20th, 2009, 02:29 PM
I'm so proud Kaia got herself so far this week although struggling a lot lately :worship: Get healthy soon and be ready to defend Miami points girl! :D

Virginie congrats :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 20th, 2009, 03:31 PM
:eek:Virginie :worship:. So far this is the tourney of her career :bounce:

gmak
Feb 20th, 2009, 03:33 PM
kaia :rolleyes: :o
you can do much better than that :(

still a good week and a place in top20

Svetlana.
Feb 20th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Bravo girl!!!

Win the tournament now :bounce:

égalité
Feb 20th, 2009, 03:39 PM
virginie :worship:

Lulu.
Feb 20th, 2009, 03:42 PM
Well done Virginie. :D

Good luck in the Finals!

olivero
Feb 20th, 2009, 04:13 PM
wow that was quick...
Virginie :worship: you deserved it!

Ciarán
Feb 20th, 2009, 07:22 PM
Well done Viriginie :D
Venus will pound you though :)

NZ tennis fan
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:53 PM
What a run for virginie :bolt:
I like her

NZ tennis fan
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:54 PM
What a run for virginie :bolt:
I like her

pav
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:04 PM
Great run! I really hope she does well in the final(now that she has knocked the beloved Bepa out) she can play with the best when she is in the mood.

cogent53
Feb 21st, 2009, 01:31 AM
I've really enjoyed watching both Virginie and Kaia this week. While the big names were in the other half of the draw, these 2 have produced some entertaining tennis. Kaia has a lovely serve and a nice calm manner. She looked weary today and made too many errors.

I've been a bit of a Razzano fan for a while. She is a bit unpredictable, but is on a great run right now. I loved the way she took the game to Zvonereva and Kaia, taking the serve so early and being aggressive. I also rather like that her English is a bit patchy!! She is a very balanced player, with a good all round game. A truly great week for her, but it's hard to see her beating Venus. However, she's done it before and she's on a roll. Lets hope its a good final. Venus has been untouchable in the first set against Elena and Serena. Virginie needs a good start.

andrewC
Feb 21st, 2009, 02:01 AM
Said it once and I'll say it again... Virg rocks! :banana: