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Sexysova
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:13 PM
thigh injury, I'm not a fan but I'm sorry for all injured players :awww:

get well soon Dominika :hug:

Sylvester
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:15 PM
Another retirement?

Geez, she will end this season with more retirements than boyfriends.

Dodoboy.
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:15 PM
Hmm..

Well done Elena!

saul1333
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:15 PM
too bad.

lena's toughest match so far is from an injured player.

win the title lena.

Dave.
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:15 PM
:bigcry: Domi :hug:


WD Elena! :bounce:

SVK
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Another injury and retirement?:o:rolleyes::hug:

Vaidisova
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:16 PM
:o

VIKA?
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Oh Domi:sobbing::hug:

Craig.
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:17 PM
:spit: I have absolutely no respect for this girl.

WD Elena :yeah:

saul1333
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:19 PM
is this the first time lena has been on tv in the U.S. since AO?? It's the first time i've seen her since then.

too bad we didn't get to see a full match.

M.P
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:19 PM
is it her third retirement this year??

Congra Lena!

Dementinator
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Never nice winning by retirement, but Lena wasnt losing this match, she was in control and Dom knew it.

LindsayRulz
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Dominika :hug:

Lena, ony lost 8 games so far this week :worship:

Freakan
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:44 PM
Charleston 2008
R1: Anastassia Rodionova d. Dominika Cibulkova(15) 6:4 1:0 ret. :tape:
Get well soon Domi! :sad:

mr_burns
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:50 PM
clear favourite now ...but wozniaki is waiting...

miffedmax
Apr 17th, 2009, 08:03 PM
The real mystery here is how AnnaK4's prediction was off by four entire games! :eek:

Michael!
Apr 17th, 2009, 08:08 PM
Elena :)
But 6 retirements in one year is pretty much for Cibulkova :tape:

Bayo
Apr 17th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Impostor!

The real Cibulkova would have waited until 4-6, 0-5 (0-40) to retire.

goldenlox
Apr 17th, 2009, 08:32 PM
That would have been a looong match is Domi was healthy.

Dodoboy.
Apr 17th, 2009, 08:44 PM
The real mystery here is how AnnaK4's prediction was off by four entire games! :eek:

I know right! :speakles:

Arina's_fan
Apr 17th, 2009, 08:53 PM
weeeel done, Lena :yeah:

Charleston 2008
R1: Anastasia Rodionova d. Dominika Cibulkova(15) 6:4 1:0 ret.

good stability for Domi :D Could she lose to russian girls without Ret.? :)

AndreConrad
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Elena :yeah:
Dominika :hug:... I am hoping the recent pattern is not career ending... too much bulk on this little girl

AnnaK_4ever
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:03 PM
The real mystery here is how AnnaK4's prediction was off by four entire games! :eek:

Actually I was gonna predict it would be 62 20-ret but then I thought it would be more melodramatic if Cibulkova retires being MP down ;)

ElusiveChanteuse
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Domi :tape: Just don't play if you're going to retire.:o
Lena :yeah:

TheFifthAvocado
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:21 PM
is this the first time lena has been on tv in the U.S. since AO?? It's the first time i've seen her since then.

too bad we didn't get to see a full match.

Can you tell me what station it was on for future reference?

DragonFlame
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:28 PM
anyone saw the interview on thw wta site? Elena mentioning french open again, she's totally focused on her goal.

pwayne
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:35 PM
4-all, 15-all point aggravated Dominika thigh injury 'cuz she lost her serve 2 pts later. Elena has a tough match with Caroline tomorrow.

Dav.
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:53 PM
She really was injured. Her thigh was wrapped yesterday and Greg told me she was favoring her other leg today.

cn ireland
Apr 17th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Glad to see Elena in the SF;)!

Eduardo Oliveira
Apr 17th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Domi:sobbing:

Lena :yeah:

Lulu.
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Domi. :hug:

Get better!

Zojirushi
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:50 AM
Lena good match:)

Domi get well soon..

samsam4087
Apr 18th, 2009, 02:41 AM
well done Elena

RJWCapriati
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:00 AM
Never was really a fan of Dominika before this week. I watched her play Paszek and she really impressed me, and after seeing her in person she is amazingly beautiful too - just has it all ;)

Lunaris
Apr 18th, 2009, 06:15 AM
Groin injury. :(

darkangel23
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Domi :hug:

Juanes
Apr 18th, 2009, 10:06 AM
Domi :sad:

i hope she will be ok till FED CUP

Dexter
Apr 18th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Not that I think that Domi's injury was fake, but she sure retires a lot. She must have the highest % of retirements out of top50 players over the last year or so.

Corswandt
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:16 PM
The 1st set wasn't as tight as the score indicates.

Cibulkova hits way cleaner than Cornet or Wozniacki, and moves faster. How come, even on her best surface (green clay) she failed to discomfit Lena D., who sometimes struggles against defensive grinders?

1) players with enough firepower can and will hit through her from the baseline. Cibulkova's size and small wingspan mean that, even though her footspeed is awesome, she doesn't cover the court as well as larger players with bigger strides.

2) she always hits the same 3/4 pace, 3/4 depth ball, and as she doesn't mix it up save for a few dropshots here and there, her game becomes predictable. She may consistently hit a clean ball off both sides, something that say Cornet or Wozniacki are unable to do, but she lacks the raw power to hit through anyone, and her shotmaking will end up having the effect of making her opponents raise their games - and often overpower her.

anon57
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Domi:hug:, hope the injury isn't too serious. The players provided an entertaining first set of tennis imo:yeah: