View Full Version : ~@~QF BATTLE: Hantuchova vs Dementieva~@~

Apr 18th, 2003, 01:33 AM
(4) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. (10) Elena Dementieva (RUS)

2000-03-20 Miami Hardcourt R128 Elena Dementieva (RUS) 5-7 6-3 6-2
2001-07-21 Fed Cup (WG-PO) RUS vs. SVK Clay RR Elena Dementieva (RUS) 6-2 7-6(6)
2001-09-24 Leipzig Indoor Carpet QF Elena Dementieva (RUS) 6-4 6-3
2002-10-07 Filderstadt Indoor Hardcourt SF Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-3 6-2
2002-10-14 Zurich Indoor Hardcourt R16 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 3-6 7-6(4) 7-6(6)
2003-02-03 Paris Indoor Hardcourt QF Elena Dementieva (RUS) 7-5 6-3

the former TOP 10 vs present TOP 10,
as Elena leads in H2H,
Elena beat Amanda Coezter in straight sets
and outlasted Amanda.......
is Daniela, another similar counterpuncher,
going to experience the same fate?

Apr 18th, 2003, 01:41 AM
Elena in 2 difficult sets..

Apr 18th, 2003, 01:43 AM
(4) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. (10) Elena Dementieva (RUS)

2003-02-03 Paris Indoor Hardcourt QF Elena Dementieva (RUS) 7-5 6-3

It's pay back time for Dani. I was there for that match in Paris and Dani did herself no favours with a lethargic performance devoid of any urgency. Hopefully, she might see this tourney as being a bit more worthwhile.

Good luck Dani!

Apr 18th, 2003, 02:03 AM
is Daniela, another similar counterpuncher,
going to experience the same fate?

Daniela is hardly a counterpuncher. I would say she has bigger weapons than Elena, overall. Elena's forehand is her favorite shot while Daniela has a great backhand. But Daniela's serve and volleys are far better than Elena's.

And Alyona made a ton of unforced errors in her win over Amanda....far more than her winner count. Dani played a longer match AND had MORE winners than Elena and FEWER unforced errors.

So we'll see. Elena's had the better year but it's time for Daniela to break out of her slump. :devil:

Apr 18th, 2003, 02:44 AM
alyona fo sho!!!! no doubt about it..
dani is her pigeon!!!!

Apr 18th, 2003, 03:20 AM
Alyona of course :bounce:

Apr 18th, 2003, 03:39 AM
Elena in 3 :)

Apr 18th, 2003, 03:58 AM
alyona fo sho!!!! no doubt about it..
dani is her pigeon!!!!

Errrrr. Daniela has beaten her 2 of the last 3 times they've played. Hello!

Apr 18th, 2003, 04:54 AM
My Girl will win in 2!!! ;) :kiss:

Apr 18th, 2003, 05:45 AM
Elena ;)
in two
Good luck Elena :bounce:

Mateo Mathieu
Apr 18th, 2003, 05:47 AM
Elena in straight sets :)

Apr 18th, 2003, 06:01 AM
I believe Elena has already figure out the way to beat Daniela!!!

Elena will take the match in 2 sets!!! :)

Apr 18th, 2003, 06:26 AM
I think Dementieva will take this match, in 2 or 3.

Apr 18th, 2003, 08:51 AM
Alyona !!!!!!!!!

Apr 18th, 2003, 09:08 AM
Dementieva def. Hantuchova 7-6 4-6 6-0

Apr 18th, 2003, 10:14 AM
Elena in 2!

Apr 18th, 2003, 10:20 AM
Elena should win this :D in 2 tough sets i think

Apr 18th, 2003, 11:55 AM
Elena in two sets, one easy one tough, maybe 6-2 6-4?

Dani made less errors definitely yday, and more winners, but she dropped a set to clay hater Stevenson!!

Elena beat a clay expert, plus the H2H is in her favour. Elena can easily outpower Daniela, and moves a hell of a lot better (essential for clay!).

Go Elena and good luck :)

Apr 18th, 2003, 12:07 PM
I think Elena is playing close to her best at the momment, she just needs to take the extra step up and this is the match to do it in. Dani is not playing well, and Elena beat her the last time when she was injured so this should be a good match!

Apr 18th, 2003, 12:23 PM
brain says Alyona, heart says Daniela !

Best of luck both girls: maybe 6-2 6-4 for Alyona or (better) 6-3 2-6 7-5 for Daniela. GO SLAVAKIAN FIGHTER !!!
It's very important for them to reach a semi of a clay tournie before the European part of the clay season. Much psycho-pressure ...

Apr 18th, 2003, 12:54 PM

Apr 18th, 2003, 01:09 PM

Apr 18th, 2003, 01:20 PM
Elena is in better form, beatign Amanda on clay was a huge step for her. But Daniela has GEARS and if she decides to use them this will be a great match.

I love both girls so Good luck to both, and whoever wins please make the final :D

Apr 18th, 2003, 02:17 PM
Daniela is not a counterpuncher. Her game isnt similar to Amanda at all. I think Daniela should win but since she has problems with Dementieva in the past she might lose, but if she just plays her game i think she'll win.

Apr 18th, 2003, 07:49 PM
euh... shouldn't Hantuchova be ashamed ? :o

how much money did she earn for that "un-prestation" ? :eek: