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RenaSlam.
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Just shut up and step. :worship:

Julian.
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Tight match. Serena's "Come On!" in the middle of rally was hilarious. :lol:

Marionated
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Sveta 5*-4 in the first set :help:

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Congrats Serena.:)
Sveta :( :hug:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM
pathetic choke in both sets from Sveta

well done :rolleyes: at least should have won a set

now Serena will lose 0-2 to Venus to give both max chance to q

young_gunner913
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM
COME THE FUCK ON!!!! :shout:

SAEKeithSerena
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM
WOO HOO! serena has work to do, but am proud she pulled through in 2! french open loss fueled this one for sure.

RenaSlam.
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM
:worship:

Donny
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM
I could FEEL Svetlana collapsing in that last service game of hers. Painful to watch almost.

frenchie
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Good operation for Serena : a win in 2 sets

Mikey.
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Oh poor Sveta. She deserved a set at least :awww:

Ferg
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Oh Sveta you damn headcase :smash:

svetaisthebest
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:51 PM
that really wasn't a great match from both:tape::o but well done Serena for winning:bigclap:

Sveta:o :bigcry:

SAEKeithSerena
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:51 PM
serena has work to do but is looking good. she pulled through in 2 to the french open champion.


i like what i see, keep it up!

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:51 PM
That was just such shit. I can't believe I actually had hopes for Sveta this tournament. She's blatantly going to go 0-3. Just. Horrible. See you in 2010 :wavey:!

Congrats Serena!

ce
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:52 PM
YESSSSSSS
Serena looks like she wants to play :inlove:
i didnt expect that :hearts:

Ballbasher
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:52 PM
SVETA !!! :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: This match has taken the rest of confidence I had for the YEC :( I don't see any chance that she wins a match AT ALL now. I had hope against Dementieva at least, but her performance was simply better.

Congrats Serena! :)

DragonFlame
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Very good match. You could see serena wanted to win bad. :D She really stepped it up when it mattered.

~{X}~
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Go Serena!!!!!! :D

Was that Mike Sell in her box? Wasn't that Monica Seles' coach during her last years on tour? :D

northern lad
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:52 PM
sveta have brain cramp go double fault boom :(

is1531
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Too many lost opportunities for Kuz during this match. How many times have we seen this before? However, I give Williams credit. She is the best. Kuz overhit too may shots.

tenn_ace
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Serena served well + Sveta didn't do anything half decent = Result

Sveta needs to wake up and smell lots of coffee if she doesn't want to have another 0-3 YEC

madmax
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:53 PM
if only Sveta wasn't such a choker:cry: She already would be a multitime slam champ...

Julian.
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Is it just me or Sveta always fail to serve for the set against Serena? :o

Lulu.
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Well done Ree. :yeah:

Petkorazzi
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:53 PM
if only Sveta wasn't such a choker:cry: She already would be a multitime slam champ...
She already is one. :weirdo:

SAEKeithSerena
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Serena's aces to double faults: 11 to 0! :)

BuTtErFrEnA
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:53 PM
good match...could have been better there were people in the stands :o interesting to see if serena stays determined throughout the rest of the tournament :

jefrilibra
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Good job Serena!:bounce:

But you need to play much better to win this chit!

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Is it just me or Sveta always fail to serve for the set against Serena? :o

She didn't have the chance to serve for the set at all today.
EDITED: Oh shit. She did in the first. Oops.

Noctis
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Serena played Great 32W/20 UE
Amazing gets and points. Lots of first serve she wants it badly :D
This made me so happy:banana:

RenaSlam.
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Sveta should beat Dementieva.

Julian.
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:55 PM
She didn't have the chance to serve for the set at all today.

She did in the first set at 5-4.

Wannabeknowitall
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Well you can tell that Kuzzie was mad at herself for giving the match to Serena.
That's a lot of women on both sides of the court, btw.

Makes me want to go work out more to get those thunder thighs.
Hopefully I can get an ass like Wawrinka's soon.

Dodoboy.
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Fantastic from Serena! She was WELL up for this match, great to see her so intense! She competed so well against a very tough player for her!

Perfect start to the tournament, really couldn't have asked for a better start :yeah:

Serving :speakles:

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:56 PM
She did in the first set at 5-4.

I edited my last post :lol:

Miss Amor
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Serena played good, serve was on and she was crushing Sveta's serve. She was quite sharp off the ground too :yeah: Overall a good match

She already is one. :weirdo:

:rolls: Owned.

Vikapower
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Serena didn't play exceptionnally well but Kuzzie nice gifting Serena the match :wavey:

frenchie
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:57 PM
Concentrena shows up in Doha it seems!

She wants that number 1 badly

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:57 PM
:sobbing: I often wonder why I support Sveta so much

Bijoux0021
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Good job, Serena.

Sveta :hug:

Bijoux0021
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:59 PM
Sveta should beat Dementieva.
I hope so.

Eikichi Clone
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:00 PM
What is the head to head between Serena and Sveta now?

Miss Amor
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:01 PM
What is the head to head between Serena and Sveta now?

6-2

Sexysova
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:01 PM
DWaFSfojQ88

Bijoux0021
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:01 PM
What is the head to head between Serena and Sveta now?
Serena leads 6-2.

Eikichi Clone
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:02 PM
Serena leads 6-2.

That's not a good record for Sveta at all.

Dodoboy.
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Recently, it's almost always been close!

2Black
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Great Job Ms. Williams!!!

John.
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Serena :banana:

Sveta :hug:

youizahoe
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:04 PM
pathetic choke in both sets from Sveta

well done :rolleyes: at least should have won a set

now Serena will lose 0-2 to Venus to give both max chance to q

No she won't. She'll beat venus.

is1531
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Overall, the crowd was boring and the stands looked empty.

Lucemferre
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:05 PM
pathetic choke in both sets from Sveta

well done :rolleyes: at least should have won a set

now Serena will lose 0-2 to Venus to give both max chance to q

Bitter as always :lol: Pathetic racist. Discriminating against anyone not from Russia :weirdo:

G&R
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:07 PM
nice choke Sveta
well done Serena

serenafann
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Well done Serena,keep it up.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:12 PM
Congrats Serena :yeah: Great win!

Good luck in the next match :hug:

new-york
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:16 PM
Did the job. :yeah:

moby
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Watching Sveta's misses are like having pins stuck into your eyes. What a headcase.

Excellent serving from Serena as usual, but otherwise, nothing special. They were fairly even off the ground, and not in a good way.

P.S. Savchenko's expression at 5-all, when Sveta hit her second DF in a row, was priceless. :haha:
Her face was a perfect mix of stoned and stunned and get-me-out-of-here.

olivero
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:18 PM
take the title babe! :rocker2:
Sveta :hug:

Michael!
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:18 PM
Svetlana :mad:
Serena played well in the important moments, but you wasted too many chances again :smash:
Especially her 2 Df´s at *5-5 after leading 40-15, she is often such a headcase :cuckoo:

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Why the fuck could Sveta not have been drawn against JJ or Caro? She may have actually won that match.

ZODIAC
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Did anyone notice that Sveta s coach looked like freaking drunk,she sure enjoys her Vodka...

Stamp Paid
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Maybe she doesnt count this as a regular tour event
so shell try super hard :lol:
I was so happy, yay. What was the first set tiebreak score?

hankqq
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Serena :yeah: :bounce:
Sveta :hug: beat Demented please :angel: :p

ZODIAC
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:29 PM
Venus and Sveta still has a shot so its not over until the fat lady sings.

Dodoboy.
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:31 PM
First tiebreak -

7-6(6)
saving 2 SPs!

ZODIAC
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Serena looked good enough to win and she will win the group,Sveta still has a shot to be in the semis if she beat Dementieva and Venus.

youizahoe
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Min-Max-Scenarios:

SW : best = 3-0 6-0 , worst = 1-2 2-4
SK : best = 2-1 4-2 , worst = 0-3 0-6
ED : best = 3-0 6-1 , worst = 1-2 2-5
VW : best = 2-1 5-2 , worst = 0-3 1-6

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Shockingly Serena looks to be somewhat motivated. Of course, it's her serve that won her the match but I was very impressed with her BH DTL on the run winner at 0-1 40-0 in the second set. DontcareRena wouldn't even try to reach that ball.

ZODIAC
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:51 PM
does anyone know if Rena got rid of Sacha,she seems to have another hitting partner in her box.:confused:

youizahoe
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:54 PM
does anyone know if Rena got rid of Sacha,she seems to have another hitting partner in her box.:confused:

No, sascha is in the usa, he has time off now.

Galsen
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:56 PM
at 3-4 in the second set when Serena screamed come on whereas the point wasn't finished hust killed me
:haha:

youizahoe
Oct 27th, 2009, 10:59 PM
at 3-4 in the second set when Serena screamed come on whereas the point wasn't finished hust killed me
:haha:

IKR :rolls:

cn ireland
Oct 27th, 2009, 11:01 PM
Very good win Serena:yeah:!

darrinbaker00
Oct 27th, 2009, 11:06 PM
good match...could have been better there were people in the stands :o interesting to see if serena stays determined throughout the rest of the tournament :
Why wouldn't she?

guapogreg08
Oct 27th, 2009, 11:24 PM
Why wouldn't she?

come off it

simonsaystennis
Oct 27th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Way to go Serena! :)

darrinbaker00
Oct 27th, 2009, 11:47 PM
come off it
Come off what?

-VSR-
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Good job Serena!

Lord Choc Ice
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:10 AM
Well done Serena.

rucolo
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Well done, Serena!:D:kiss::worship:

Defeating Kuznetsova in 2 sets! I`m happy.
Serena finished the match with a winner!:drool:

11 Aces, no DF!:yeah:

Great fight in both sets from Serena.
In set 1 Serena came back from 4-6 in TieBreak to win it 8-6!:cool:

Btw very nice to see Babsi Schett and Anastasia Myskina again!:hearts:


Shockingly Serena looks to be somewhat motivated. Of course, it's her serve that won her the match but I was very impressed with her BH DTL on the run winner at 0-1 40-0 in the second set. DontcareRena wouldn't even try to reach that ball.

Yes, great to see Serena very motivated!;)
Was also impressed by this backhand winner.

youizahoe
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Myskina was that blond chick? :speakles:

Marshmallow
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:42 AM
http://i35.tinypic.com/2cxf3hv.gif Yes Serena!!!

That certainly helped after what Venus put me through. Kuzzy is/was the in form player of the moment and she did NOT play poorly at all - Serena kept her cool, played some good controlled aggression along with some of Serena's own mix it up style... it was a very good performance IMO. Patchy in parts, but she hasn't playedin a bit so... yeah. She looked like she really wanted this, she really wants the title and the ranking, and taking out the in form player and recent big tourney winner - in 2 sets, saving set points ... those a good signs. As much as I love Kuzzy, I hope she gets knocked out in the group stages, I won feel too pleased about them possibly playing again in the finals... because Kuzzy did have her chances to take this...

Just good stuff.

Lik Serena's top - very Serenaslam Puma... but that skirt is a disgrace... just doesn't look nice.

LightWarrior
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Shockingly Serena looks to be somewhat motivated. Of course, it's her serve that won her the match but I was very impressed with her BH DTL on the run winner at 0-1 40-0 in the second set. DontcareRena wouldn't even try to reach that ball.

It's YEC. It's not Toronto or Madrid.

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Myskina was that blond chick? :speakles:

:confused:

LightWarrior
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:50 AM
Myskina was that blond chick? :speakles:

Of course not. That was Larissa Savchenko

Galsen
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:53 AM
http://i35.tinypic.com/2cxf3hv.gif Yes Serena!!!

That certainly helped after what Venus put me through. Kuzzy is/was the in form player of the moment and she did NOT play poorly at all - Serena kept her cool, played some good controlled aggression along with some of Serena's own mix it up style... it was a very good performance IMO. Patchy in parts, but she hasn't playedin a bit so... yeah. She looked like she really wanted this, she really wants the title and the ranking, and taking out the in form player and recent big tourney winner - in 2 sets, saving set points ... those a good signs. As much as I love Kuzzy, I hope she gets knocked out in the group stages, I won feel too pleased about them possibly playing again in the finals... because Kuzzy did have her chances to take this...

Just good stuff.

Lik Serena's top - very Serenaslam Puma... but that skirt is a disgrace... just doesn't look nice.

:haha: :haha: i love this gif

Craigy
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:01 AM
:speakles: Well done, Serena!

Nico_E
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:07 AM
Kuznetsova could play Serena another 100 times and still find 100 ways to choke when she is a break up, pathetic mind set.

this is why woman's tennis needed Clijsters and Henin back.

they know how to keep their feet on Williams sisters throats.

SAEKeithSerena
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:10 AM
Kuznetsova could play Serena another 100 times and still find 100 ways to choke when she is a break up, pathetic mind set.

this is why woman's tennis needed Clijsters and Henin back.

they know how to keep their feet on Williams sisters throats.

serena could have come back vs. clijsters, just as she did today. and henin isn't back yet, so don't assume things.

Olórin
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Kuznetsova could play Serena another 100 times and still find 100 ways to choke when she is a break up, pathetic mind set.

this is why woman's tennis needed Clijsters and Henin back.

they know how to keep their feet on Williams sisters throats.

No. :p

2007 Miami Final
Henin vs. Williams 60 54 40-15 ???

2003 Australian Open SF
Williams vs. Clijsters 64 36 52 40-30 ???

2007 Stuttgart QF
Kuznetsova def Williams 63 63

Neither of the Belgians has ever beaten Serena so emphatically.

The Dawntreader
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:24 AM
Serena looked the most energized i've seen her in a Non-Slam capacity for quite a while.

I expected Serena to come on court, stroke the ball around in a blase fashion and either get outplayed or retire with some YEC recurring injury. Fortunately that wasn't the case, and we actually saw Serena COMPETE out there. Huge pounding off her forehand, and uber-clutch serving in the TB. Did well to recover from that ankle roll too, which would've been a shame if it had proved to be inhibiting. She was playing well after all.

Kuznetsova continually fails to impose her game on the elite consistently. She often reverts to Kuznetsova 2.0 and just looks to hit forehand thunderbolts without any regard really for margin or ideal shot selection. Serena did an efficient job though of quashing any bit of momentum Kuzy had.

Nice match really. Nothing GOAT-like, but enjoyable.

Nico_E
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:24 AM
2007 Miami Final
Henin vs. Williams 60 54 40-15 ???


Neither of the Belgians has ever beaten Serena so emphatically.
2007 French, Wimbledon, US Open: Henin > Williams > "Bitch! :( :bigcry: "

Renalicious
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:37 AM
:worship: Lovely fighter Rena.

volta
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:56 AM
Ree :woohoo:

LightWarrior
Oct 28th, 2009, 02:11 AM
That one-handed backhand overhead was amazing.

Mynarco
Oct 28th, 2009, 02:23 AM
Sveta broke Serena Twice but not enough :sobbing:
Nice try Sveta

Ziggy Starduck
Oct 28th, 2009, 02:25 AM
Oh Sveta you had 2 set points in 1st set http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/8790/beavisbuttheadrw9.gif

Congrats Serena :worship:

Stamp Paid
Oct 28th, 2009, 02:33 AM
http://i35.tinypic.com/2cxf3hv.gif LMAO!!!! Yesssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :haha:

BlameSerena
Oct 28th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Serena played Great 32W/20 UE
Amazing gets and points. Lots of first serve she wants it badly :D
This made me so happy:banana:
Good win for Serena :yeah:.

And 11 aces, no DF. Solid start for Serena and she can play better.

Sveta :hug:

What were they chuckling about at the beginning of the second set?

StarDuvallGrant
Oct 28th, 2009, 02:48 AM
Serena played okay. I haven't seen her in like forever so it was extra nice having her beat a worthy opponent in Svetlana.

Uranium
Oct 28th, 2009, 02:53 AM
Oh Sveta you had 2 set points in 1st set http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/8790/beavisbuttheadrw9.gif

Congrats Serena :worship:

She couldn't do much as Serena hit a forehand return winner and an ace on Sveta's SPs.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Oct 28th, 2009, 02:59 AM
Is Serena flat-footed? Always rolling them damn ankles?

skanky~skanketta
Oct 28th, 2009, 03:15 AM
Glad for Rena, gutted for Sveta. The positive this for Sveta is that she's been one of the few players who always manages tp push Serena hard every time they play. Eventually, she'll manage to get her head in shape. Hopefully. The Serena-Sveta matchup has so much Serena-Capriati potential! Something about Sveta's game really bothers Serena.

RVD
Oct 28th, 2009, 03:28 AM
http://i35.tinypic.com/2cxf3hv.gif Yes Serena!!!

That certainly helped after what Venus put me through. Kuzzy is/was the in form player of the moment and she did NOT play poorly at all - Serena kept her cool, played some good controlled aggression along with some of Serena's own mix it up style... it was a very good performance IMO. Patchy in parts, but she hasn't playedin a bit so... yeah. She looked like she really wanted this, she really wants the title and the ranking, and taking out the in form player and recent big tourney winner - in 2 sets, saving set points ... those a good signs. As much as I love Kuzzy, I hope she gets knocked out in the group stages, I won feel too pleased about them possibly playing again in the finals... because Kuzzy did have her chances to take this...

Just good stuff.

Lik Serena's top - very Serenaslam Puma... but that skirt is a disgrace... just doesn't look nice.Sooo glad that you posted this analysis. THANK YOU! :worship:

And VERY HAPPY that Serena showed up... fired up!! :bounce:
Good try Sveta. You still have a great chance. :)

KanSuke
Oct 28th, 2009, 04:01 AM
Way to go Rena :D

Derek.
Oct 28th, 2009, 05:22 AM
Well done, Serena! :D

Leo_DFP
Oct 28th, 2009, 05:36 AM
pathetic choke in both sets from Sveta

well done :rolleyes: at least should have won a set

now Serena will lose 0-2 to Venus to give both max chance to q

Serena? No way. She's gonna care and she will probably beat her older sister, tbh.

Arnian
Oct 28th, 2009, 06:42 AM
She played really well, grats to Serena!

DimaDinosaur
Oct 28th, 2009, 07:43 AM
if only Sveta wasn't such a choker:cry: She already would be a multitime slam champ...

oh dear :smash:

bandabou
Oct 28th, 2009, 08:09 AM
Nice win, babygirl. Sveta's always tough for Serena, so nice to see babygirl pull it off in two!

SoClose
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:37 PM
WD Serena! Now she ll lose to Venus 0-2 !!!

SoClose
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:40 PM
pathetic choke in both sets from Sveta

well done :rolleyes: at least should have won a set

now Serena will lose 0-2 to Venus to give both max chance to q

:yeah:

BuTtErFrEnA
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:48 PM
:yeah:

it's amazing you support the notion that they throw matches, yet you call yourself a fan

volta
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:53 PM
:yeah:

:o

i don't even know where to start :rolleyes:

Lord Choc Ice
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Serena won't tank for Venus.

Noctis
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Some people stop disgracing yourself.that Think Venus doesn't have the ability to win.

youizahoe
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:44 PM
What she showed yesterday, she might get close but she'll let it slip away again, that's the issue with venus lately, she just completely powers herself off when she's leading. I think she's suffering fatigue :)

gmak
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:56 PM
oh dear sveta :mad: :( :rolleyes:
choking both sets :(

i actually had hope for sveta this year, but looks like another 0-3 round robin for her :o

Miss Amor
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:58 PM
So whenever Serena breaks her opponent, her opponent has choked? :lol:

People are acting like Sveta was 4-0 up or something. She was 3-1 up (and it didnt really have to do anything with Sveta's play) and got broken immediately. On the set points, Serena hit a stunning Forehand Return Winner and an Ace, nothing Sveta could do about it. But I guess in the Hater-world, its called as choking.

ZODIAC
Oct 28th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Sveta has always lost to Serena on faster surfaces and their h2hspeaks for itself 6-2.I think Sveta was pressing too much and made lots of errors but she is a good sport and I like her.