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(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?
 

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Elena in 2 difficult sets..
 

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coolio said:
(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!
 

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coolio said:
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:
 

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Alyona of course :bounce:
 

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Elena in 3 :)
 

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My Girl will win in 2!!! ;) :kiss:
 

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Alyona !!!!!!!!!
 

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Dementieva def. Hantuchova 7-6 4-6 6-0
 

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Elena should win this :D in 2 tough sets i think
 

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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 :)
 

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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!
 

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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 ...
 
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