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Wednesday Addams
05-18-2006, 07:44 PM
Way to go, Dina!! :banana: :woohoo:

angelfire
05-18-2006, 07:48 PM
Wow!!

edit - I saw yesterday's match and the eurosport uk commentators had a polite disagreement about dinara. The journalist type thought that she'd gone as far as she was going to get but the ex-player said that she thought that dinara had learnt a lot recently and that she had the potential to improve still further and be a great player.
so i think dinara answered the question!

flavia_am
05-18-2006, 09:43 PM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/Ysegaia/Ysedivers/pop_safina17.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/Ysegaia/Ysedivers/pop_2safina17.jpg

Dinara today :)

Thanks for the pics Yse!

Don't you see Dinara more growing up? I mean more woman less girl??
I see her different, I promise you!

BelgianWaffle
05-18-2006, 09:52 PM
Did you guys see this? :D

NINA_BCN
05-18-2006, 10:20 PM
:lol:

mir
05-18-2006, 10:21 PM
:haha:
Verry wel played. Looking forward to see her play again at Ordina open. :banana:

*Viva Chile*
05-18-2006, 10:56 PM
Dina defeated Kim :eek: !!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats my girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

At least one Safin is still winning.....

PennyThePenguin
05-19-2006, 01:30 AM
Wow!!

edit - I saw yesterday's match and the eurosport uk commentators had a polite disagreement about dinara. The journalist type thought that she'd gone as far as she was going to get but the ex-player said that she thought that dinara had learnt a lot recently and that she had the potential to improve still further and be a great player.
so i think dinara answered the question!


journalists! *pshaw* what do they know :D

Saumon
05-19-2006, 05:59 AM
SHE WON!!! :eek:
I watched the (delayed) match yesterday saying "come on oafette!! come on" :tape:

drf716
05-19-2006, 09:12 AM
davai dinara!!!

Saumon
05-19-2006, 09:13 AM
it'll be hard against Lena D :scared:

Deea
05-19-2006, 09:16 AM
it'll be hard against Lena D :scared:
Yeah, it will be! But if she focuses really well, Dina has a god shot at it! DAVAI Dinara!!!! :woohoo:

Ales_Alessandra
05-19-2006, 11:36 AM
:eek: Dina is doing great so far!! 4/1 at first set!!! Actually 5/1!! If she wins!! Tomorrow I'll have herr on TV! Here they only show the semi and final of thw WTA tour!!!

Ales_Alessandra
05-19-2006, 12:21 PM
Dina won!!!!! 6/1 6/1!!! Well done girl!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

leonisa
05-19-2006, 12:37 PM
Woohoo! :woohoo: Great job Dinara! this is one of the most pain free matches i've seen! though Dementieva's my favorite woman tennis player I also like Dinara cause I believe she's a great player and of course she's the sister of Marat! :worship: Hope she wins this tournament! :)

Meeek
05-19-2006, 12:38 PM
Wow. I expected pretty much from this match, but not Dementieva being crushed.
Very well played from Dinara, taking very good advantage from the load mistakes from Dementieva.

Probably meeting Kuzzie in the semi... C'mon girlie! :rocker2:

MariaV
05-19-2006, 12:40 PM
OMG! This is unbelievable!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: Dinara is on fire!! Davai Dinara! :bounce: :bigclap: :yippee:

{Annie}
05-19-2006, 12:43 PM
well done Dina!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Lena... :awww:

angelfire
05-19-2006, 12:47 PM
Great news!! i don't have coverage until 4.30 pm. i wonder what they'll show me...........

brazuca5copas
05-19-2006, 12:55 PM
Congratulations Safina !!!! Great week to her.

Curls
05-19-2006, 01:51 PM
:woohoo: Way to go Dina!!! Keep it up!!

ben_air
05-19-2006, 02:23 PM
Just WOW! :) Congratualtions for making it to the semifinals!

Saumon
05-19-2006, 02:24 PM
:eek: :eek:
at least someone rules in the family!!! :yeah: girl powaaa! :lol:

PennyThePenguin
05-19-2006, 02:29 PM
DAVAI DINA!!! great week for her!!!!! I opened the SB at work midway through the match and was SHOCKED to see she'd taken the first set so easily. then when she was 3 or 4-0 up, I almost fainted lol.... GREAT JOB DINA!!!

Saumon
05-19-2006, 02:33 PM
i thought livescore was wrong again :o

PennyThePenguin
05-19-2006, 02:37 PM
dina's post match interview after her match with kim.

it seems her pet phrase is, "you know" she said it 22 times!!!!

2006 INTERNAZIONALI D'ITALIA
ROME, ITALY

May 18, 2006

D. SAFINA/K. Clijsters
6-4, 7-6

DINARA SAFINA

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. It's a big surprise?

DINARA SAFINA: It is, yeah.

Q. But not for you?

DINARA SAFINA: No, no, definitely. Maybe I'm not so happy like I am inside because, no, it's maybe little bit shocked. Tired, you know. So I cannot, you know, show all my emotions that I have inside, you know. So I am like little bit...(smiling).

Q. It's the first time you beat Clijsters, seventh match.

DINARA SAFINA: Yes, you know (smiling). Never late, you know. I was coming out, I was like, "She's the only one player that I lost so many times to her," you know. I was like -- when I was going on the court, actually I didn't know what to think, you know. "I will win," or "Again I will lose," you know.

But then, you know, I think she didn't play her best match today, you know. I felt like she was doing a lot of mistakes, you know. She was getting a lot of free points, you know.

I just said, you know, "If I don't take this chance, then I will never again take the chance."

Q. You had a set point against you in the second set. If you'd lost that, lost the set, would you have been prepared for a third set? Were you ready physically, mentally?

DINARA SAFINA: This, I don't know. That was the key. When I missed the shot on deuce, you know, I made a good serve and I missed like little bit down the line, I was like, "No." Because the game before I had 15-40 on her serve.

And then I was a little bit aggressive on that game, actually, yeah, and I broke her also then straightaway.

And, I mean, lucky that it turned my way today.

Q. This is one of your best wins?

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah. You know, I don't have so many big wins, but I can say I beat last year Sharapova and this year, you know, Clijsters. So maybe slowly.

Q. Tomorrow, against Dementieva.

DINARA SAFINA: Another great fighter, you know. Another fight match, you know.

Yeah, it's gonna be again a tough match. I know she will give her hundred percent like always. Yeah, I have to, you know, relax now and think about this later on, you know, and just go tomorrow and give everything, die on the court (smiling).

Q. Now you are the No. 1 of your family, in this moment.

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah (smiling).

Q. Yes, it's true. Are you happy?

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah, very (smiling).

No, I mean, you cannot compare me and my brother. I am No. 1, but when he will put gasoline in himself, he will be again No. 1. But I have to enjoy my time at least when I am now No. 1 (smiling).

Q. So an important victory like this, you speak with Marat or not?

DINARA SAFINA: No, no. We speak. I know he is -- I SMS my mom because they're flying today to Valencia. So if my mom get the message, every family will know because they're all flying today.

Q. This is a heavy load now. You have to play three matches in a row in three days. Four matches in four days.

DINARA SAFINA: And doubles.

Q. And doubles. Yes, you are ambitious.

DINARA SAFINA: Yesterday, we finish at 10 in the night playing doubles. We won 7-6 in the third. Yeah, I'm still in doubles, so...

Not so funny.

Q. Will you stay in the doubles?

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah. It's definitely. If I am playing something, I am playing til the end. Doesn't matter, you know.

And especially she's Italian, you know, so she's playing at home. I mean, I cannot tank the doubles when she is playing home, you know. The people won't have respect to me otherwise.

You know, where I will never again play the doubles, or if I step on the court, I play.

Q. Yesterday you and Roberta won your match. It was a magic moment?

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah, it was a big fight yesterday, 7-6 in the third. So, yeah, I mean, at least in my history I can say not in singles but in doubles I beat Navratilova (laughing).

yse
05-19-2006, 02:38 PM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/Ysegaia/Ysedivers/576543611.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/Ysegaia/Ysedivers/576543551.jpg

Congratulations Dinara :) :) :) :)

BelgianWaffle
05-19-2006, 03:02 PM
Rotflmao at "gasoline" :lol:
Remember Marat, gasoline does not equal beer ;)

Saumon
05-19-2006, 04:04 PM
Rotflmao at "gasoline" :lol:
Remember Marat, gasoline does not equal beer ;)
:spit: :spit:

I liked the part where she said she cant tank the doubles :yeah: She will be careful not to roll her ankle *cough* going to the hairdresser *cough* :rolleyes:

casillas_girl
05-19-2006, 05:20 PM
:haha:

*Viva Chile*
05-19-2006, 05:21 PM
Congrats Dinara again!!! :eek: :yeah:
Now, take the title!!! :D

Elisabeth
05-19-2006, 05:39 PM
SUPER DINARA :worship: :worship: :worship:

iced gem
05-19-2006, 05:47 PM
Rotflmao at "gasoline" :lol:
Remember Marat, gasoline does not equal beer ;)

:haha:Get me to a gas station. I will force feed Marat "gasoline" if that's what it takes to get him winning matches!

Ok, Now I've got Daddy Yankee's "Gasolina" in my head - "me encanta la gasolina, dame más gasolina......" - Somehow can't imagine Marat singing along to that one! :spit:

NINA_BCN
05-19-2006, 06:55 PM
:haha:Get me to a gas station. I will force feed Marat "gasoline" if that's what it takes to get him winning matches!

Ok, Now I've got Daddy Yankee's "Gasolina" in my head - "me encanta la gasolina, dame más gasolina......" - Somehow can't imagine Marat singing along to that one! :spit:
Do you know what "gasollina" means in that song? ---> http://yelims1.free.fr/Alcooliques/Alcooliques13.gif

chiyako
05-19-2006, 06:56 PM
Do you know what "gasollina" means in that song? ---> http://yelims1.free.fr/Alcooliques/Alcooliques13.gif

I know!! I was like... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

NINA_BCN
05-19-2006, 06:58 PM
I know!! I was like... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
I hate that kind of music. The lyrics are :tape:

chiyako
05-19-2006, 07:02 PM
Reggaeton and that stuff ( you know....the kind "Everybody in da house put your hands up in da air") is not really my kind of music!:lol:

NINA_BCN
05-19-2006, 07:04 PM
Reggaeton and that stuff ( you know....the kind "Everybody in da house put your hands up in da air") is not really my kind of music!:lol:
:lol: You're my lost sister!!!!! :lol:

Ales_Alessandra
05-19-2006, 08:34 PM
Do you know what "gasollina" means in that song? ---> http://yelims1.free.fr/Alcooliques/Alcooliques13.gif

:eek: I didn't know either!!!

NINA_BCN
05-19-2006, 08:45 PM
:eek: I didn't know either!!!
Yep. :rolleyes: He says "Gimme more alcohol to drink". :rolleyes: :smash:

Ales_Alessandra
05-19-2006, 09:16 PM
Yep. :rolleyes: He says "Gimme more alcohol to drink". :rolleyes: :smash:

Maybe that's why I love this song!! ;) :lol: Kidding!!! But I do like drink some beer for party or just some red wine with friends or "The friend" :aplot: !!

dkw
05-19-2006, 11:14 PM
I LOVE Reggeaton, I don't understand a word they're saying but the beat just makes me want to shake my booty :dance: :dance: :dance:

Rompe, Rompe, Rompe, Nananana

*Viva Chile*
05-20-2006, 01:03 AM
I'm sure that Dina had a lot of reggeaton music on her laptop :spit: :lol:
I imagine her dancing and singing too :haha:

Curls
05-20-2006, 01:49 AM
GOOOO Dina :banana:

LMAO @ the gasoline and those Travelling Safins :yeah:

Deea
05-20-2006, 11:02 AM
:woohoo: to dina! She's having a great week!!!! I hope she gets to the final!
And :lol: to the gasoline part!

Meeek
05-20-2006, 02:29 PM
DINARA BEATS SVETA!!!!!!!!! 3-6 6-4 7-5.... Thanks for the heartattacks Dinara :yeah:

:banana:

Damita
05-20-2006, 02:30 PM
She's in the final, yeah!!!! :woohoo: (after a 2hrs 30min semifinal which was such a big source of stress :p)

chiyako
05-20-2006, 02:33 PM
WOW!!Go Dinara!!She's really kicking some arse! :woohoo:

PennyThePenguin
05-20-2006, 02:50 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: GOOOO DINNNAAAAAAAAA!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: venus or martina next. YOU CAN DO IT DINA!! DAVAI!!!!!!

PennyThePenguin
05-20-2006, 02:56 PM
:D dinara's interview after her quarter final match with lena.

2006 INTERNAZIONALI D'ITALIA
ROME, ITALY

May 19, 2006

D. SAFINA/E. Dementieva
6-1, 6-1

DINARA SAFINA



THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Well, tell us about it. You'd never beat her before, right?

DINARA SAFINA: I did.

Q. You did?

DINARA SAFINA: One time.

Q. One time is all.

DINARA SAFINA: And one time she beat me. First time I beat -- okay, first time she retired against me in the third set (laughing).

I played against her 2003. In the third set she retired, and we played then 2005 US Open and she beat me in three sets first round.

Q. Were you a little afraid it was getting away in that last game, 10 minutes?

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah, I mean, it was Love-30 then she served two times on the line. Then I just started to -- I don't know what to think in my head, "bring it back" or "hit the ball." And I was thinking about not what I have to do, like is she gonna miss or she don't gonna miss. So then I was like, "It's better I go for it than to wait a mistake from her."

Q. Now, another Russian player or an Italian.

DINARA SAFINA: Okay, she's not so Italian. She's more Swiss (laughing).

Q. Okay. Half Italian.

DINARA SAFINA: Yes. I mean, it would be great match if I have to play against Kuzy. You know, we know each other very well. I just have to concentrate, same like I did today. I think who's stronger gonna win, you know.

Q. You are a little bit more nervous when you play against a Russian player, or no different than the others?

DINARA SAFINA: Well, you know, like if you play -- maybe if you didn't play for a long time with this girl or you don't know her, then doesn't matter for me against who I play. If I don't know the girl, then I'm little bit nervous. But if I know how she plays, then I just have to think, you know, what I have to do on the court. Then it's easier.

Q. You've played well on clay this year. Charleston was good. Rome is even better. How do you feel on this surface?

DINARA SAFINA: Good, you know. I had a good preparation. Okay, before Berlin, you know, I was in Monaco practicing. I was really working hard before the clay court season.

Q. What do you think your new coach is bringing to you?

DINARA SAFINA: He teach me lot of things, you know, that before maybe I was not giving like important thing, you know. And I think, you know, he really take care of me, you know. We have a great relationship, you know. He's, I can say, my best friend, you know. We understand. When he's on the court, seeing outside, and if I look at him, I know what he wants to tell me, you know. I'm really enjoying working with him.

Q. For you it's a big change comparing with last year?

DINARA SAFINA: You know, yeah. It's little bit different. That coach, he also, you know -- the Russian I had before, he teach me a lot of things, you know. He maybe teach me like at the beginning like I was like -- when I was younger I was like lazy in the practice. Not lazy, but I could, like, "I'm tired, I don't want to practice anymore." So he teach me if you want to be better, you cannot do this. So he really teach me to work hard, you know, day by day.

And then he teach me more now how to play, you know, the game, you know, what is my strongest shot, you know, what I have to do, you know. I think it's working.

Q. How long with him?

DINARA SAFINA: Since beginning of the year.

Q. It's a totally different question. This year at the French Open they start on Sunday. What do you think? Would you like to play on Sunday? They only play a few matches on the three main courts. Do you think it's a good thing, and do you agree with that?

DINARA SAFINA: No (smiling). Of course, we have one little day rest. How we can be happy with this if we don't have a rest (smiling)? lol...shades of marat

No, I mean, maybe it's good for the tournament we start on Sunday, no. But anyway I don't care. I mean, more importantly, then maybe I have two more days off (smiling).

Q. Since you beat the best seed, do you think you are favorite now? If not, who is favorite to win this tournament?

DINARA SAFINA: I don't know. It's really tough to say. Svetlana, I think she's in one of her best shape now. You know, Venus, she beat Patty yesterday. Patty, she's a great clay court player, you know.

I mean, now I think it's really open, you know. Martina, she's playing unbelievable. Flavia, you know. It's really open now. I mean, it's just matter who maybe that they fights more and has more eagerness to win or whatever, who's more make... I don't know how to say.

Q. Desire.

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah, desire to win, you know.

Q. Have you got it?

DINARA SAFINA: Yes (smiling).

Q. You have also the doubles.

DINARA SAFINA: Uh-hmm. I think I'm fourth on or third on.

Q. Not today?

DINARA SAFINA: No, today I play doubles.

Q. Yes?

DINARA SAFINA: Yes, yes, I play doubles.

Q. Yes, you play doubles today?

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah, I think it's third or fourth. I know I have to play doubles (smiling).

Q. You have to think of too many things at this point of the tournament.

DINARA SAFINA: No, I go and I play. No, no, I don't even think I gonna tank. No, no, no. I go and fight. But I didn't remember which match actually I play, third or fourth. I only knew that I have first match singles.

Q. You say that you play better with the players that you know. Do you know Romina Oprandi?

DINARA SAFINA: I know her since Juniors.

Q. Oh, yes?

DINARA SAFINA: Yes. She's the same age or one year older than me.

Q. Yes, 20 years.

DINARA SAFINA: I know (smiling).

Q. Did you see the match against...

DINARA SAFINA: Zvonareva, yeah. We saw a little bit actually because I went to warm up before it yesterday. Then I know that she has unbelievable hands. And, I mean, I think she's playing good now. She beat so easy Zvonareva. She is a great fighter. Probably it's gonna be tough one.

Damita
05-20-2006, 03:03 PM
thanks Jiat, good to hear from her you know, she sounds positive and happy, you know. It's a good thing before RG since she never had great results there you know, so maybe this year she's more ambitious you know, and she can do great things, you know. :p

iced gem
05-20-2006, 03:04 PM
Well done Dina!! :woohoo: :banana:
She's having an unbelievable week - let's hope she can win - but Venus or Martina will be difficult. :scared:

PennyThePenguin
05-20-2006, 03:15 PM
steph! :haha: :haha: :spit:

don't you know it's not nice to make fun of people like that? :(








:p

Damita
05-20-2006, 03:21 PM
steph! :haha: :haha: :spit:

don't you know it's not nice to make fun of people like that? :(








:p
I couldn't resist :o :p
I was catching up with the thread, i like what she says on Marat. She has so much admiration for him :inlove:
And i lke the new pics, she looks thinner, definitely fitter than usual :yeah:

Venus-Hingis: 6-0 1-2

MariaV
05-20-2006, 03:27 PM
You know! :rolleyes: ;)
Good luck Dinara in the final tomorrow! Show your big brother how to win tourrnaments. ;) :p

Damita
05-20-2006, 04:21 PM
Hingis beat Venus 0-6 6-3 6-3
Please Dina, please kick her ass!!!!! :devil:

*Viva Chile*
05-20-2006, 04:21 PM
Dina won, you know!!!!! :woohoo:

And Martina too, you know :scared:
Good luck tomorrow :D you can win, you know.... ;)

Meeek
05-20-2006, 04:37 PM
From what I hear on WTAWorld is that both Venus and Martina played horrible.
So... might be a good sign for tomorrow???? :unsure: *prays*

BelgianWaffle
05-20-2006, 04:48 PM
You know! :rolleyes: ;)
Good luck Dinara in the final tomorrow! Show your big brother how to win tourrnaments. ;) :p
I agree!
I like it that there is a lot of (smiling) in that interview (I like it less that there is even more I know in it ;) )

angelfire
05-20-2006, 04:51 PM
Congratulations and good luck!!

yse
05-20-2006, 05:50 PM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/Ysegaia/ro223kn.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/Ysegaia/ro217kj.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/Ysegaia/ro249lr.jpg


Congratulations DINARA :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :)

Ales_Alessandra
05-20-2006, 08:52 PM
Yupi!!! Just catching up the news!! Congrats Dina!! WOW I tihnk I have never being so exicited about a WTA final!!!!!! So tomorrow I'll watch it!!! Not live unfortunatelycause men's final will be live!!!
DAVAI Dinara!!!:)

Damita
05-20-2006, 11:18 PM
Hingis, Safina reach Rome final

Agencies
Saturday, May 20, 2006 22:28 IST

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1030383&CatID=6

Safina struggled through a final set lasting more than an hour before finally defeating Kuznetsova 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
on Saturday to reach her first final in more than a year.

The 16th-seeded Safina, sister of Marat Safin, moved to within one victory of giving Russia a sixth title from six
WTA Tier I events this season.

After winning the all-Russian struggle, Safina will face a stern test Sunday on the clay of the Foro Italico.

Kuznetsova was Safin's third high-profile victim this week after knocking out former winner Kim Clijsters and
defeating two-time Grand Slam finalist Elena Dementieva in the quarters.

"I didn't expect this," said Safina.
"I knew Kim was the favourite but I beat her and then beat Dementieva and now Svetlana.
"It's a dream come true for me."

Safina played -- and won -- her last final on May 15 last year, defeating Czech Zuzana Ordraskova
to claim the Prague title. In the interim, the 20-year-old ranked 19th fell at the semi-finals stage four
times this year prior to this breakthrough week in Rome.

Safina improved to three wins, two defeats over 2004 US Open winner Kuznetsova, who failed to
capitalise on a run of six straight winning games which gave her the first set and put her up a break
in the second.

Kuznetsova won the Tier I Miami event last month, one of four compatriots to have swept all the trophies
at the WTA elite level in 2006.

The victory in two hours, 33 minutes was plagued by breaks of serve, seven apiece from
an impressive 31 break point chances. :eek:

The big-hitting Kuznetsova's seven aces did her little good as the seventh seed lost her ninth match
of the season against 29 wins.

Safina has exceeded her career-best Tier I result by passing the semis. :) She also played in the
final four in Moscow last year, losing to eventual champion Mary Pierce.

The winner failed on her first attempt to serve it out, losing serve while leading 5-4 in the third set.
But yet another break of Kuznetsova provided another chance.
Two games later, the number 16 seed came good on her next opportunity to advance.

Ales_Alessandra
05-21-2006, 01:16 AM
Tks Steph!! Nice article!!!!

carroll
05-21-2006, 09:58 AM
Davai Dina !!!!!!!!! It's an incredible week for her and i really hope she can get the title! But anyway, she's on the right way and has so much improved! I also hope that she'll do a great French Open!

chiyako
05-21-2006, 10:07 AM
That final is a great achievement for Dinara,hat off really!I hope the match will be interesting,Martina Hingis has come back in a great way (and as a longtime fan I'm more than happy) and she's gonna be tough!

Curls
05-21-2006, 10:12 AM
:woohoo: just heard on the news that it's Safina V Hingis in the final :yeah: Way to go girl!! Best of luck!! I'm sure big bro will be willing you to win :yeah:

BelgianWaffle
05-21-2006, 01:14 PM
Dinara's match starts at 16h. Will any of you lovely peeps have coverage? (If it was Kim in the final, I would've been able to watch but now she's not, they're not gonna show it anymore *major :rolleyes: )
We need that extra sports channel ASAP.

Ales_Alessandra
05-21-2006, 01:19 PM
:eek: Don't know!! I will have it! But at 1 Pm local time! Now it is strange since it is like 5 hours difference from Italy!! Well I'll check it again!! Anyway, will have the final at the TV today!! Just finshed the men finals!! Congrats Tommy!

Meeek
05-21-2006, 01:50 PM
Eurosport is broadcasting only from 17.00... suckers.

Ales_Alessandra
05-21-2006, 02:13 PM
For me it will be tape recorded indeed!!! Well at least they will show it!! I have never seen her playing or even on TV I guess!! It will be nice!!!

chiyako
05-21-2006, 02:13 PM
I'm having direct coverage for the match in national tv! :worship:

BelgianWaffle
05-21-2006, 02:31 PM
Hingis is running all over her :mad: 1-5 Dina

Ales_Alessandra
05-21-2006, 02:50 PM
Ouch!! Maybe Hingis will have better luck than her boyfriend!! She must be on fire!!

Ales_Alessandra
05-21-2006, 02:59 PM
Poor girl!! She must be very nervous!!!! Not looking good!!!:sad:

BelgianWaffle
05-21-2006, 03:04 PM
2-6 2-4 Dina..

Ales_Alessandra
05-21-2006, 03:25 PM
:eek: OMG! SHe is back on the game!!! She was 2 breaks behind and now is 5/5!! DAVAI DINARA!!!! She is serving now!!! How is it Evelina?

maria87
05-21-2006, 03:26 PM
:eek: OMG! SHe is back on the game!!! She was 2 breaks behind and now is 5/5!! DAVAI DINARA!!!! She is serving now!!! How is it Evelina?

well done, dinara! she broke! she is fighting! sure Marat is delighted! :)

Ales_Alessandra
05-21-2006, 03:33 PM
Weird game!! Dina lost her service just right after break Hingis and now Dina had 00/40 but nos is 30/40! DAVAI!!!

Ales_Alessandra
05-21-2006, 03:38 PM
She lost! :sad: 7/5 at second set!! Butit was a great fight for her I guess!! Later I'll see how was it!!!! She mighthave good chances in RG!! Congrats Dina!!

maria87
05-21-2006, 03:42 PM
She lost! :sad: 7/5 at second set!! Butit was a great fight for her I guess!! Later I'll see how was it!!!! She mighthave good chances in RG!! Congrats Dina!!

yes, great acheivement to have been in the finals and fight.. well done dinara! :wavey: :)

carroll
05-21-2006, 03:42 PM
Such a pity that she lost... But that was a fabulous week for her anyway! I hope that it's going to bring her confidence for the next tournaments and i'm sure she can do great things at the french open... And now she knows that she can beat the top players !

BelgianWaffle
05-21-2006, 03:49 PM
Pity she broke Hingis back to be at 5-5 and then get broken again..
But still great performance this week! :D

chiyako
05-21-2006, 04:04 PM
As you know Martina won!!!I am very very happy,this is an amazing return!:woohoo:
So...for that I can say that the statement "impossible is nothing" is true (You understand Marat?). While about the matc,Hingis was much more better,she has "that something" more that makes of her a champion,but hat off to Dinara,she fought and didn't give up.It's been an amazing week for her and she can only improve and I'm sure she will reach the top soon!

Shadow
05-21-2006, 04:45 PM
Dinara :sad: it was still an amazing week :D


and its really great for Martina to win her first title since her comeback! I love her game.

suertelina
05-21-2006, 04:49 PM
I'm sad that Dinara lost :sad: But as you have written it was really a great week. :)

Meeek
05-21-2006, 04:55 PM
She can only be proud of herself!!! :yeah:
As of tomorrow, ranked #15!! (if the wtaworld people got it correct) :worship:

Elisabeth
05-21-2006, 07:29 PM
Congrats Dinara!I'm also proud of her!She played so well this week! :worship:

Damita
05-21-2006, 09:30 PM
As you know Martina won!!!I am very very happy,this is an amazing return!:woohoo:

:ras:

Congrats for this week Dinara, it was awesome anyway :worship:

mir
05-21-2006, 10:35 PM
:sad: I so hoped she would have taken the title.....
Still very :yeah:

Curls
05-22-2006, 02:04 AM
:hatoff: Fantastic tourney Dina :bigclap: ... you may not be able to win them all, but you certainly tried your best :yeah:

drf716
05-22-2006, 03:30 AM
hope she does well in RG!
congrats dina!

carroll
05-22-2006, 05:25 AM
Does someone have the transcript of the press conference of Dinara, please ?

Saumon
05-22-2006, 07:30 AM
I hope her Bro will try to do at least as well as her next week! Congrats Dina!! :yeah: She fought till the very end! :yeah: And she's at her best ranking ever! :yeah: :bounce:

Meeek
05-22-2006, 03:08 PM
Does someone have the transcript of the press conference of Dinara, please ?

May 21, 2006

M. HINGIS/D. Safina
6-2, 7-5



DINARA SAFINA


THE MODERATOR: Questions for Dinara.

Q. Were you tired at the end, or did you feel that if you could just get into that third set, you'd be all right?

DINARA SAFINA: I cannot say that I was -- yeah, maybe I was little bit tired, you know. Like I felt like I'm not as sharp, you know, as the other matches, you know, I was like yesterday. Other matches, I was like more into it. But today I was like I know really much less energy than usual.

Q. Were you encouraged by your comeback? I mean, for a while, it seemed that you weren't in the match at all.

DINARA SAFINA: Uhm, yeah. Well, first set also I left like 5-0. Then 5-2, you know.

I mean, she is the one player, she doesn't make any mistakes. So everything, it's on yourself. Like where you make a winner or you miss shot, because you know if you don't make a winner, she will finish making the winner. So it's really tough to play against her.

And second set I think at 4-1 I just -- I think she -- maybe she was little bit tight, but I felt like I made -- like I start to hit more wider, I start was looking more for the lines, and it was working.

But, yeah, unfortunately I couldn't break her at 6-5. I had Love-40. I mean, bad luck. But, I mean, she played great that point.

Q. You beat three top 10 players. Does that make this the tournament of your lifetime perhaps?

DINARA SAFINA: I could say yeah, you know. Of course I'm disappointed, you know, today. Not because maybe like first set I couldn't maybe play as I played the other matches. But, you know, life continue.

But still, you know, I had the great week here, you know. I never even dreamed about that I could be in the final here by beating three top 10 players.

Q. Could you feel that she was a little bit nervous at the end, maybe fear to win?

DINARA SAFINA: Maybe she was, but I think I can -- I start at that moment to be more aggressive, you know. Maybe she didn't expect. But I tried, you know, to push her, you know, like I had nothing else, you know. When I tried to play back, I had to run every time around the court, you know.

But I just tried to, you know, to make her run.

Q. Was she the toughest opponent you faced this week? Do you think she's in better form than Clijsters, for instance?

DINARA SAFINA: You know, they're different players, completely different players. You know, like Clijsters, she's looking every time for a winner. Martina, you know, like -- and also Kim, she makes mistakes, you know. So it's kind of, you know, at least you have mistakes from her. But from Martina, you don't get any free points. It doesn't matter. Even it's 40-Love, you still have to fight for it to win a game because she will play it in and she plays so deep, you know, so it's tough to play with her.

Q. What will your mother say?

DINARA SAFINA: I don't know. I mean, she's my mum, you know, she's not my coach. So who can be maybe little bit angry what I did wrong is my coach. But my mum, she's my mum. She has to take like -- I think she will say like, "bad luck" and just, "you had a great week."

Q. And did you talk to your coach?

DINARA SAFINA: No, not yet because he was sitting up there and I couldn't see him. After I will talk to him.

JOHN DOLAN: We were doing you a favor bringing her into press so fast, you see.

Q. Do you think this is going to give you some more confidence for the French Open in a couple of weeks?

DINARA SAFINA: Couple weeks? Maybe days.

Q. Sorry?

DINARA SAFINA: French Open, couple days.

Q. Couple days, yeah.

DINARA SAFINA: Couple weeks (smiling). It's actually in one week already.

Q. Yes, you're right.

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah, I hope so. You know, last year I came to Paris also looking not playing so big tournament, but also I come with a title and, you know what, lose first round. So by me, you never know. Sometimes I have no confidence and I play good, and sometimes I am full of confidence and I play terrible. So depends on which leg I wake up in the morning (smiling).

Saumon
05-22-2006, 03:29 PM
Q. Do you think this is going to give you some more confidence for the French Open in a couple of weeks?

DINARA SAFINA: Couple weeks? Maybe days.

Q. Sorry?

DINARA SAFINA: French Open, couple days.

Q. Couple days, yeah.

DINARA SAFINA: Couple weeks (smiling). It's actually in one week already.

Q. Yes, you're right.
:lol: :lol: way to go Dina!! :yeah:

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah, I hope so. You know, last year I came to Paris also looking not playing so big tournament, but also I come with a title and, you know what, lose first round. So by me, you never know. Sometimes I have no confidence and I play good, and sometimes I am full of confidence and I play terrible. So depends on which leg I wake up in the morning (smiling).
The Safins..... :rolleyes: :tape:

BelgianWaffle
05-22-2006, 03:48 PM
Omg it's hereditary :bolt:

Warning: do not procreate with a Safin
*edit* practicing is fine ;)

Saumon
05-22-2006, 03:55 PM
Omg it's hereditary :bolt:

Warning: do not procreate with a Safin
*edit* practicing is fine ;)
:spit: :spit: :rolls:

NINA_BCN
05-22-2006, 03:57 PM
*edit* practicing is fine ;)
A lot of practice. :devil: :devil: :devil:

{Annie}
05-22-2006, 03:58 PM
tutorials and practical lab work are essential :aplot:

flavia_am
05-22-2006, 05:02 PM
Hi all! :wavey:

I saw the match in eurosport and I didn't see Dinara's family in the crowd.
I supposed the travelled to see her daughter but I can's see them neither Marat.
Does someboy know if Rausa, Misha and Marat were in Rome in the final match??

Thanks!

Ales_Alessandra
05-22-2006, 05:03 PM
I guess they were in Valencia!! She said in one of her press conferences that they were flying from Moscow to Valencia!! I belive that I was before SF! So not sure it they would be in Rome!!

chiyako
05-22-2006, 05:06 PM
this pic was taken by my friend Cecilia who attended the final!!There is a height difference between the two girls!;)
http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/5707/tennis18cz.jpg

flavia_am
05-22-2006, 05:39 PM
I guess they were in Valencia!! She said in one of her press conferences that they were flying from Moscow to Valencia!! I belive that I was before SF! So not sure it they would be in Rome!!


I wonder why are in Valencia ? :scratch: and don't go to Rome... :confused:

carroll
05-23-2006, 06:17 AM
Thanks for having posted the transcript of the Dinara's interview: you're great !

PennyThePenguin
05-23-2006, 10:41 AM
Omg it's hereditary :bolt:

Warning: do not procreate with a Safin
*edit* practicing is fine ;)


:haha: :haha: :haha:

PennyThePenguin
05-23-2006, 10:42 AM
I wonder why are in Valencia ? :scratch: and don't go to Rome... :confused:


well, marat's training there. parents might be there for personal reasons, we don't know, probably never will know.

Damita
05-23-2006, 08:08 PM
Omg it's hereditary :bolt:

Warning: do not procreate with a Safin
*edit* practicing is fine ;)
:spit: OMG!!!! you're too much!!! :haha: :haha: :haha: (And I can't goodrep you :sobbing: )

NINA_BCN
05-26-2006, 09:50 AM
The 1st rival for Dinara is...........Vera Zvonareva. :p

BelgianWaffle
05-26-2006, 09:53 AM
The 1st rival for Dinara is...........Vera Zvonareva. :p
Make her cry Dina! MAKE HER CRY :o

Damita
05-26-2006, 09:58 AM
Make her cry Dina! MAKE HER CRY :o
:lol: you cruel woman :p

Her draw doesn't look to tough IMO. Hopefully she can finally go further in the draw this year *fingers crossed*

BelgianWaffle
05-26-2006, 10:03 AM
I can't stand her. I haven't seen that much matches of her alltogether (maybe four of five) but I believe I've seen her tear up in ALL of them. Even when she was winning. :rolleyes:

PennyThePenguin
05-26-2006, 10:07 AM
make her cry buckets dina!!! cry a swimming pool! :p

Meeek
05-26-2006, 10:25 AM
Make her cry Dina! MAKE HER CRY :o

HELL YEAH!!!

She did win from her in Charleston a few weeks ago, so TAKE HER DOWN AGAIN!!!

carroll
05-26-2006, 11:04 AM
Yes the draw seems to be quite good, but don't forget too fast that Zvonareva ca be a real tough player when she's at her best. Okay those days she wasn't but who knows... So Davai Dina, you can do it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MariaV
05-26-2006, 11:06 AM
OMG Ulrike!!!!!!!! You know that JuJu will play an Estonian girl Maret Ani. :tape: :tape: I hope there won't be bagles but Maret has been training in Italy for years and has got quite a temper. And she's quite a choker. :ignore:

PennyThePenguin
05-26-2006, 11:12 AM
marat, maret.......now we know where she picked up the choking habit ;)

Shadow
05-26-2006, 11:23 AM
The 1st rival for Dinara is...........Vera Zvonareva. :p

:( damm. I like Vera, too!!!!

anyway, davai dinara.

BelgianWaffle
05-26-2006, 11:29 AM
OMG Ulrike!!!!!!!! You know that JuJu will play an Estonian girl Maret Ani. :tape: :tape: I hope there won't be bagles but Maret has been training in Italy for years and has got quite a temper. And she's quite a choker. :ignore:
I apologise in advance for a delicious two bagel- breakfast ;)

PennyThePenguin
05-26-2006, 11:30 AM
I apologise in advance for a delicious two bagel- breakfast ;)


watch the carbohydrate overload ;)

BelgianWaffle
05-26-2006, 11:37 AM
watch the carbohydrate overload ;)
:ras:

You know yesterday I spent 9 hours at the table. FOR LUNCH. Yes, my aunt had invited 20 people. Yes, it was a nice menu. But she had two people to help her with the cooking and serving. Hors-d'oevres at 12.30. Starters at 2 PM. Soup at 3PM. And then we had to wait until bloody 17u30 for the main course!! I was really :rolleyes: by then. So of course by 6PM everyone finished their 'lunch' :tape: and was waiting for dessert. Which was served at 7.15 PM.
Finally at 8PM there was coffee and cake.

We were finally on the way back home by 9PM. Home at 10PM and by then I had missed already 1.5 episodes of Grey's Anatomy. Which pissed me off because I thought that we'd get home WAY before that.
:o

*edit* Yes, I realise it's kind of disrespectful complaining about it (since my aunt made an effort with the food and all that) but she was constantly saying 'let's wait a little, no need to hurry' while clearly all of the people were annoyed it took so long. :lol:
I think it's annoying when you are getting 'stuffed' with food and the courses come too close together but this was the complete opposite.

NINA_BCN
05-26-2006, 11:39 AM
:ras:

You know yesterday I spent 9 hours at the table. FOR LUNCH. Yes, my aunt had invited 20 people. Yes, it was a nice menu. But she had two people to help her with the cooking and serving. Hors-d'oevres at 12.30. Starters at 2 PM. Soup at 3PM. And then we had to wait until bloody 17u30 for the main course!! I was really :rolleyes: by then. So of course by 6PM everyone finished their 'lunch' :tape: and was waiting for dessert. Which was served at 7.15 PM.
Finally at 8PM there was coffee and cake.

We were finally on the way back home by 9PM. Home at 10PM and by then I had missed already 1.5 episodes of Grey's Anatomy. Which pissed me off because I thought that we'd get home WAY before that.
:o
A typical spanish family lunch. :p

PennyThePenguin
05-26-2006, 11:42 AM
:ras:

You know yesterday I spent 9 hours at the table. FOR LUNCH. Yes, my aunt had invited 20 people. Yes, it was a nice menu. But she had two people to help her with the cooking and serving. Hors-d'oevres at 12.30. Starters at 2 PM. Soup at 3PM. And then we had to wait until bloody 17u30 for the main course!! I was really :rolleyes: by then. So of course by 6PM everyone finished their 'lunch' :tape: and was waiting for dessert. Which was served at 7.15 PM.
Finally at 8PM there was coffee and cake.

We were finally on the way back home by 9PM. Home at 10PM and by then I had missed already 1.5 episodes of Grey's Anatomy. Which pissed me off because I thought that we'd get home WAY before that.
:o

*edit* Yes, I realise it's kind of disrespectful complaining about it (since my aunt made an effort with the food and all that) but she was constantly saying 'let's wait a little, no need to hurry' while clearly all of the people were annoyed it took so long. :lol:
I think it's annoying when you are getting 'stuffed' with food and the courses come too close together but this was the complete opposite.

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: at least she made sure everyone had room for everything in their tummies

BelgianWaffle
05-26-2006, 11:43 AM
A typical spanish family lunch. :p
It's nice if you have a lovely family.
In my family this stuff does not work. :rolleyes:

Meeek
05-26-2006, 11:44 AM
Main Draw:

MAURESMO, Amelie FRA [1] vs. SHAUGHNESSY, Meghann USA
RODIONOVA, Anastassia RUS vs. DUSHEVINA, Vera RUS
POUS TIO, Laura ESP vs. JANKOVIC, Jelena SCG
VEDY, Aurelie FRA (W) vs. BARTOLI, Marion FRA [25]
SUGIYAMA, Ai JPN [22] vs. DANIILIDOU, Eleni GRE
QUALIFIER (Q) vs. QUALIFIER (Q)
SUN, Tiantian CHN vs. BYCHKOVA, Ekaterina RUS
DOMACHOWSKA, Marta POL vs. VAIDISOVA, Nicole CZE [16]
WILLIAMS, Venus USA [11] vs. BAMMER, Sybille AUT
FEDOSSOVA, Youlia FRA (W) vs. LAINE, Emma FIN
PENG, Shuai CHN vs. VESNINA, Elena RUS
SPREM, Karolina CRO vs. LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena RUS [18]
ARVIDSSON, Sofia SWE [29] vs. VENTO-KABCHI, Maria VEN
YUAN, Meng CHN vs. QUALIFIER (Q)
GAJDOSOVA, Jarmila SVK vs. COHEN-ALORO, Stephanie FRA (W)
KRAJICEK, Michaella NED vs. SCHNYDER, Patty SUI [7]

SHARAPOVA, Maria RUS [4] vs. WASHINGTON, Mashona USA
BENESOVA, Iveta CZE vs. PARMENTIER, Pauline FRA (W)
MOLIK, Alicia AUS (W) vs. SERRA ZANETTI, Antonella ITA
QUALIFIER (Q) vs. SAFAROVA, Lucie CZE [28]
SREBOTNIK, Katarina SLO [24] vs. SMASHNOVA, Anna ISR
KOSTANIC, Jelena CRO vs. HARKLEROAD, Ashley USA
SROMOVA, Hana CZE vs. VINCI, Roberta ITA
ZVONAREVA, Vera RUS vs. SAFINA, Dinara RUS [14]
SCHIAVONE, Francesca ITA [9] vs. BONDARENKO, Alona UKR
VIERIN, Nathalie ITA vs. MULLER, Martina GER
QUALIFIER (Q) vs. QUALIFIER (Q)
MATTEK, Bethanie USA vs. PENNETTA, Flavia ITA [17]
CHAKVETADZE, Anna RUS [27] vs. QUALIFIER (Q)
LI, Na CHN vs. FRAZIER, Amy USA
PARRA SANTONJA, Arantxa ESP vs. SANTANGELO, Mara ITA
GRANVILLE, Laura USA vs. KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana RUS [8]

HENIN-HARDENNE, Justine BEL [5] vs. ANI, Maret EST
CRAYBAS, Jill USA vs. YAKIMOVA, Anastasiya BLR
CORNET, Alize FRA (W) vs. RUANO PASCUAL, Virginia ESP
GARBIN, Tathiana ITA vs. KOUKALOVA, Klara CZE [30]
IVANOVIC, Ana SCG [19] vs. STOSUR, Samantha AUS
QUALIFIER (Q) vs. LOIT, Emilie FRA
CZINK, Melinda HUN vs. QUALIFIER (Q)
MIRZA, Sania IND vs. MYSKINA, Anastasia RUS [10]
GROENEFELD, Anna-Lena GER [13] vs. PIN, Camille FRA
YAN, Zi CHN vs. JACKSON, Jamea USA
QUALIFIER (Q) vs. JOHANSSON, Mathilde FRA (W)
BREMOND, Severine FRA (W) vs. KIRILENKO, Maria RUS [20]
DULKO, Gisela ARG [32] vs. QUALIFIER (Q)
BRANDI, Kristina PUR vs. FEDAK, Yuliana UKR
PERRY, Shenay USA vs. ASAGOE, Shinobu JPN
MORIGAMI, Akiko JPN vs. PETROVA, Nadia RUS [3]

DEMENTIEVA, Elena RUS [6] vs. SUCHA, Martina SVK
KUTUZOVA, Viktoriya UKR vs. KING, Vania USA
SANCHEZ LORENZO, Maria ESP vs. PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana BUL
SAVCHUK, Olga UKR vs. PEER, Shahar ISR [31]
GOLOVIN, Tatiana FRA [23] vs. ZHENG, Jie CHN
LISJAK, Ivana CRO vs. QUALIFIER (Q)
SCHRUFF, Julia GER vs. ONDRASKOVA, Zuzana CZE
RAYMOND, Lisa USA vs. HINGIS, Martina SUI [12]
HANTUCHOVA, Daniela SVK [15] vs. DOMINGUEZ LINO, Lourdes ESP
CAMERIN, Maria Elena ITA vs. GAGLIARDI, Emmanuelle SUI
CASTANO, Catalina COL vs. NAKAMURA, Aiko JPN
FORETZ, Stephanie FRA vs. DECHY, Nathalie FRA [21]
MEDINA GARRIGUES, Anabel ESP [26] vs. QUALIFIER (Q)
KANEPI, Kaia EST vs. PESCHKE, Kveta CZE
DIAZ-OLIVA, Mariana ARG vs. MARTINEZ GRANADOS, Conchita ESP
RAZZANO, Virginie FRA vs. CLIJSTERS, Kim BEL [2]

NINA_BCN
05-26-2006, 11:46 AM
It's nice if you have a lovely family.
In my family this stuff does not work. :rolleyes:
:o


It's kinda funny here. All of us are :crazy: :lol:

PennyThePenguin
05-26-2006, 11:51 AM
thanks miekos dudddddeee... must've taken a while to type that all up :o

Meeek
05-26-2006, 11:54 AM
thanks miekos dudddddeee... must've taken a while to type that all up :o

Dude, you can just copy from the PDF's ;)

Damita
05-26-2006, 11:54 AM
Thanks Mieke :hug: you don't have cramps in your fingers now, do you? :unsure:

Ales_Alessandra
05-26-2006, 11:54 AM
Davai Dina!!!! Wow, long day for you yesterday then Ulla!!!! Is there reprise for the episodes??

PennyThePenguin
05-26-2006, 12:00 PM
Dude, you can just copy from the PDF's ;)


still takes a while. I usually go all cross eyed lol

Meeek
05-26-2006, 12:03 PM
still takes a while. I usually go all cross eyed lol
It does? Took me 1 minute, max. :angel:

PennyThePenguin
05-26-2006, 12:05 PM
:ras: :ras:

MariaV
05-27-2006, 05:50 PM
Dinarochka will play 1st on Chatrier tomorrow. :)

CHATRIER 11:00 Start

Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs. Dinara Safina (RUS)[14]

Vass
05-27-2006, 07:53 PM
Go Vera!!! Time to be the Vera of two years ago!!!

Damita
05-27-2006, 09:48 PM
Go Vera!!! Time to be the Vera of two years ago!!!
:ras:









;)

PennyThePenguin
05-28-2006, 07:10 AM
vass :(

NINA_BCN
05-28-2006, 08:03 AM
Go Vera!!! Time to be the Vera of two years ago!!!
:rolleyes:



¡¡¡Vamos Dina!!! :bounce:







:p

carroll
05-28-2006, 09:24 AM
Dina is leading 3-0 in the first set : Davai Dina !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NINA_BCN
05-28-2006, 09:29 AM
¡¡¡Vamooooooooos!!! :bounce: :bounce:

almouchie
05-28-2006, 09:33 AM
break point to Vera
Dianra looks a lot like her brother, great ability, mental problems

what do u think can sh emost achieve
can she win a grand slam

carroll
05-28-2006, 09:44 AM
she was amazing in rome before that slam, making the final by beating great players like clijsters, petrova or kuznetsova so why not! But today she seems a little bit tensed, missing easy points and now vera is starting to play great because she feels it... It would be really sad for Dina to lose first roud here... Davai Dina !!!!!!!!!

carroll
05-28-2006, 09:45 AM
4-3 Dina !

Damita
05-28-2006, 09:49 AM
yeah 5-3! she's serving for the set now

carroll
05-28-2006, 09:50 AM
5/3 Dina with great shots in returns!

NINA_BCN
05-28-2006, 09:52 AM
:bounce: Go, Dina, GOOOOOOOO!!! :bounce:

carroll
05-28-2006, 09:52 AM
I feel like Dina is playing a bit too short against Vera who loves to hit hard and take risks! I hope sha can win that set on her serve!

carroll
05-28-2006, 09:52 AM
set point

carroll
05-28-2006, 09:54 AM
YES !!!!!!!! A great backhand down the line and 6/3

Damita
05-28-2006, 09:55 AM
yeah, keep ut the good work Dina!

NINA_BCN
05-28-2006, 10:00 AM
:banana: :banana:

carroll
05-28-2006, 10:15 AM
3/2 Vera but Dina has just made the break because she was down 3/1...

carroll
05-28-2006, 10:17 AM
4/2 Vera : it's going to be a tough one for Dina...

Damita
05-28-2006, 10:18 AM
is she oafing? she broke back, but when having the opportunity to equal Vera at 3-3 she let her break again.:awww:

NINA_BCN
05-28-2006, 10:19 AM
¡¡¡Vamos niña, vamoooooooos!!!!! :bounce:

Damita
05-28-2006, 10:25 AM
She broke back again (gotta love WTA matches :lol: ). Now hold!!! :p

NINA_BCN
05-28-2006, 10:27 AM
¡¡¡Vengaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! :bounce:

Damita
05-28-2006, 10:29 AM
yeah! 4-4!

NINA_BCN
05-28-2006, 10:29 AM
:woohoo: 4-4 :woohoo:

carroll
05-28-2006, 10:30 AM
4/4 Davai Dina !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carroll
05-28-2006, 10:33 AM
5/4 She'll serve for the match !!!!!!!!!!!

Damita
05-28-2006, 10:35 AM
Allez Allez :bounce:

carroll
05-28-2006, 10:38 AM
BP Vera, Dina is waiting too much for vera's mistakes....

carroll
05-28-2006, 10:38 AM
5/5.....

Damita
05-28-2006, 10:41 AM
:smash:

oh 2 BPs! and.... break! now hold and win this one!!!

Damita
05-28-2006, 10:48 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: well done.

Stats aren't that good though. Lots of UEs. I wonder if it's windy in RG, it is windy here today again... and coverage will finally starts in 5 minutes, right on time for Fed :ras:

Meeek
05-28-2006, 10:49 AM
:woohoo:

Vass :nerner: ;)

Damita
05-28-2006, 10:57 AM
Meeek :lol: (Meeek i need you on msn pleaaaaaaaaase :hug: )

Pioline answered my question. He said it's not too hot today, perfect temperature he said, but it's a bit windy. They show the MP of Dina. First player to qualify for the 2nd round :yippee:

MariaV
05-28-2006, 11:06 AM
Women's tennis! ;) LOL Steph, it was +16C in the morning but is getting warmer, and it was windy indeed, Vera didn't look happy about it and the sand from the court flew around.
Gerard was there. :D The Russian reporter said mum's probably in Moscow.
My vertigo is absolutely killing me. :( Boo!

NINA_BCN
05-28-2006, 11:08 AM
Women's tennis! ;) LOL Steph, it was +16C in the morning but is getting warmer, and it was windy indeed, Vera didn't look happy about it and the sand from the court flew around.
Gerard was there. :D The Russian reporter said mum's probably in Moscow.
My vertigo is absolutely killing me. :( Boo!
:awww: Ma'am!!! :hug: :hug: :hug: I thought you had that problem solved. :sad:

carroll
05-28-2006, 11:20 AM
Great match from Dina! i'm really impressed because she seems to be really tough mentally now! Congrats Dina!!!!!!!!!!

MariaV
05-28-2006, 11:21 AM
I had gotten over it but after the shock Marat gave me in Rome (RRH, rememeber :() I got it again and it just doesn't wanna go away. Gosh I cannot live with it. :( :mad:

Damita
05-28-2006, 11:23 AM
I had gotten over it but after the shock Marat gave me in Rome (RRH, rememeber :() I got it again and it just doesn't wanna go away. Gosh I cannot live with it. :( :mad:
awww Masha ma'am :awww: :hug: :hug: (are you sure you get enough sleep? :rolleyes: )

MariaV
05-28-2006, 11:26 AM
Maybe the years or sleep deprivation caught up with me. :o ;)
Actually I've tried to sleep 6-7 hours lately, it's an absolute horror to lay down and get up. :rolleyes:

NINA_BCN
05-28-2006, 11:26 AM
I had gotten over it but after the shock Marat gave me in Rome (RRH, rememeber :() I got it again and it just doesn't wanna go away. Gosh I cannot live with it. :( :mad:
:hug: :hug: Do you know what causes the vertigo? :o

MariaV
05-28-2006, 11:29 AM
:hug: :hug: Do you know what causes the vertigo? :o
Seems it's something with my inner ears where the balance center is, I've had problems with balance before, just it hasn't been that bad and it has got well again. The doc said the blood circulation in my inner ear is bad. :(

NINA_BCN
05-28-2006, 11:30 AM
Seems it's something with my inner ears where the balance center is, I've had problems with balance before, just it hasn't been that bad and it has got well again. The doc said the blood circulation in my inner ear is bad. :(
:ras: :ras: :ras:

BelgianWaffle
05-28-2006, 11:38 AM
Seems it's something with my inner ears where the balance center is, I've had problems with balance before, just it hasn't been that bad and it has got well again. The doc said the blood circulation in my inner ear is bad. :(
:hug:

I saw the match from start to end. Kim Clijsters was there with her sister and physio ( :confused: ).
The match was nice, with some nice rallies. Overall Dinara played ok (in the second set there were some patchy moments ;) ) and seems like Vera is still too insecure about her game to keep up the consistency.

We had two commentators: the one that looooves Marat (who did comments for AO05 ;) ) and then Carl Maes who's always making fun of Marat (not in a good way).. :o

PennyThePenguin
05-28-2006, 12:28 PM
masha ma'am :hug:

I watched the match too! there was a "sandstorm" midway through the 2nd set lol. Vera started the match a little sleepily but woke up at around 0-3. then in the 2nd set, I didn't get to watch the first 4 games because the coverage switched to court 1 but anyway, dinara was patchy and made waaaaay too many UEs, but then the wind got to vera and threw her off course.

mir
05-28-2006, 07:41 PM
I taped the mach so gonna watch it later.
Way to go Dinara :aparty:

Vass
05-28-2006, 08:02 PM
Seems it's something with my inner ears where the balance center is, I've had problems with balance before, just it hasn't been that bad and it has got well again. The doc said the blood circulation in my inner ear is bad. :(
:awww:

Mara_M
05-28-2006, 08:05 PM
:hug: masha dear ,take care!

dina :worship:

Ales_Alessandra
05-29-2006, 12:41 AM
Congrats Dina!! Well done!!! :bigclap:

Seems it's something with my inner ears where the balance center is, I've had problems with balance before, just it hasn't been that bad and it has got well again. The doc said the blood circulation in my inner ear is bad. :(
:awww: I wish you a good rest Maria! Take care of yourself right! :hug:

chiyako
05-29-2006, 09:00 AM
Seems it's something with my inner ears where the balance center is, I've had problems with balance before, just it hasn't been that bad and it has got well again. The doc said the blood circulation in my inner ear is bad. :(

Toivon etta se hoidetaan pian!Onnea!:hug:

Saumon
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Court 9 Début à 11:00


Simple Dames - 1er Tour.
Kaia Kanepi (EST)
contre Kveta Peschke (CZE)


suivi de
Double Dames - 1er Tour.
Diana Brunel (FRA)/
Florence Haring (FRA)
contre Dinara Safina (RUS)[16]/
Roberta Vinci (ITA)[16]



Simple Messieurs - 1er Tour.
Dieter Kindlmann (GER)
contre Razvan Sabau (ROM)

PennyThePenguin
05-30-2006, 03:11 AM
everytime i see roberta's name I think of da vinci :sobbing:

PennyThePenguin
05-30-2006, 03:28 AM
forgot to tell you guys this.

on sunday, just before the telecast of dina's match. they showed the OOP for the day. and showed a spanish flag next to dina's name :o 10 seconds later, they showed the right flag as they switched to pics on dina on court :(

Meeek
05-31-2006, 10:33 AM
She's on fire! In only 51 minutes time Dinara crushed Sromova, 6-0 6-2!!
:rocker2:

MariaV
05-31-2006, 10:35 AM
Well done Dinarochka! yeah: At least some joy here. :D

NINA_BCN
05-31-2006, 10:41 AM
She's on fire! In only 51 minutes time Dinara crushed Sromova, 6-0 6-2!!
:rocker2:
:woohoo: :woohoo:

mir
05-31-2006, 10:43 AM
Dinara saves the day [again]

iced gem
05-31-2006, 10:53 AM
Impressive Stuff!!
:woohoo: :banana:

Now, remind me again why they don't try and play mixed doubles together??:shrug:

Saumon
05-31-2006, 11:25 AM
because Marat doesnt want to be the one who fucks things up :shrug:

BelgianWaffle
05-31-2006, 11:50 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

NINA_BCN
05-31-2006, 12:07 PM
because Marat doesnt want to be the one who fucks things up :shrug:
:o :o :o

Ales_Alessandra
05-31-2006, 12:28 PM
Congrats Dina!!! :bigclap:

MariaV
05-31-2006, 02:13 PM
Very nice article from the RG site. :D

Safina stays hot, reaches third round
By Andrew Bogusch
Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Russian Dinara Safina continued her fine form on clay with a 6-0 6-2 trouncing of Hana Sromova early Wednesday on Court No3. The 14th seed is into the Roland Garros third round for the first time in her career.

Her compatriot, men's 6th-seed Nickolay Davydenko, also advanced when Brazil's Florent Serra retired because of the flu. Davydenko was leading, 6-2 4-1.

"I can say it was an easy match today," Safina admitted. "I was pretty solid today. I played aggressive."

Safina raced off with the first set in just 23 minutes, hitting 14 winners along the way. She took the opening two games of the second set, but Sromova managed to slow down Marat's younger sister by moving her around, especially with the drop shot.

But when Safina got her feet set and attacked, her power was too much for the 28-year-old Czech, ranked No99 in the world. The five-foot, 11-inch (1.82m) Safina also showed off some quickness, tracking down a number of those drop shots from Sromova.

Safina closed out the match with a blistering inside-out backhand return winner. This is her seventh win in eight matches on clay after reaching the Rome final last week. Rather quietly, she is putting together one of the better stretches of her young career.

"When I am confident, I feel more calm on the court," she explained. "I can control more what I am doing. I'm controlling the match."

Safina will continue on in Paris without the shadow cast by her big brother. Marat Safin was ousted Tuesday by 9th-seeded Fernando Gonzalez. The 20-year-old admits it was not easy following in Marat's footsteps.

"The beginning it was really tough for me, you know. It was always like 'sister of Marat'," Safina said. "I was sometimes trying for do too much. But then I relax. I am what I am. I am Dinara."

In the third round, Safina will play No33 Katarina Srebotnik, a straight set winner Wednesday over American Ashley Harkleroad. They have played five previous times with Safina claiming the last four, most recently in Antwerp earlier this year.

BelgianWaffle
05-31-2006, 02:26 PM
"The beginning it was really tough for me, you know. It was always like 'sister of Marat'," Safina said. "I was sometimes trying for do too much. But then I relax. I am what I am. I am Dinara.".
:D

Deea
05-31-2006, 02:59 PM
"The beginning it was really tough for me, you know. It was always like 'sister of Marat'," Safina said. "I was sometimes trying for do too much. But then I relax. I am what I am. I am Dinara."

Dinara, Dinara...You are so like starting to speak like your brother! :lol:

Ales_Alessandra
05-31-2006, 03:19 PM
article from the RG site
Her compatriot, men's 6th-seed Nickolay Davydenko, also advanced when Brazil's Florent Serra retired because of the flu. Davydenko was leading, 6-2 4-1.
:eek: OMG, how stupid can be that? Isnt Florent Serra FRENCH??? :smash: How they can do that at the official site??
FLAVIO SARETTA is the right name!!!!!!!! :(

Anyway, many tks Maria for the article!!! Dina is living the shadow of her brother for good!!!! Well done girl!! :yeah:

PennyThePenguin
05-31-2006, 03:41 PM
GOOD JOB DINA! :yeah:

Damita
05-31-2006, 06:06 PM
Well done Dina!!!! :woohoo: (it's so good to hear a Safin won :yeah: )

Kiara
05-31-2006, 06:29 PM
Can someone please tell me what the furthest Dina has gone in a GS was and where?

I saw her play for the first time in ages, in Rome...she's finally growing into her body, her movement is soo much better than what it used to be, and she plays her dtl backhands JUST like marat :D

carroll
05-31-2006, 07:35 PM
She was in 1/8 in the US Open in 2003

Damita
05-31-2006, 09:02 PM
She was in 1/8 in the US Open in 2003
yep. And now she's in the 3rd round in RG for the first time. Davai Dinara!

carroll
05-31-2006, 09:40 PM
I really hope she's going to win that third match, it would be really great for her and she deserves it a lot with all of the good results she had lately! But Srebotnik can be a dangerous player because, even she doesn't have a lot of power, her slice with the backhand can really be annoying and she often comes to the net so Dina has to be really focus and agressive but i trust her! She seems so calm and dtermined that i'm sure she's gonna make it!

Curls
06-01-2006, 05:02 AM
WOW!! Brilliant Stuff Dina :woohoo: ... go far girl!!

Bibir
06-01-2006, 10:12 PM
French open notebook
June 01, 2006 Edition 2


Paris - Dinara Safina grew up overshadowed by her older brother, Marat Safin, but now she's finally making a name for herself. Safina beat Hana Sromova 6-0, 6-2 yesterday to move into the third round of the French Open for the first time.

"It was always like, 'sister of Marat.' And I wanted to prove that I can also play tennis," Safina said. "I was sometimes trying to do too much. But then I relax. I am what I am. I am Dinara."

En route to winning the Australian Open in 2005, Safin told the media that his sister would have to get into better shape if she was going to make it on the WTA Tour. Safina said her brother didn't just pass that message along to the media.

"He told me," said Safina, "but I also know that I had to be in much better shape to play against top players. I had to be much fitter. I'm working on it, and I'm still working on it."

This year, Safina lost in the final at the Italian Open to Martina Hingis before heading to Roland Garros. She also reached the semifinals at the Gold Coast tournament in Australia, and the quarterfinals at Paris, Antwerp, Indian Wells, Charleston and Berlin. Now, for the first time in her career, Safina has outlasted her brother at a Grand Slam tournament.

The unseeded Safin is coming off a long hiatus because of a left knee injury. He lost to ninth-seeded Fernando Gonzalez of Chile 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the first round and skipped a mandatory post-match press conference. "I watched three sets," Safina said. "And (after the) third set, I left for dinner, so I didn't watch the fourth."

* * * *

Wednesday Addams
06-01-2006, 10:29 PM
Dina :kiss: :yeah: I'm so happy for her!

BelgianWaffle
06-02-2006, 01:09 PM
At the moment Dinara leads Srebotnik 6-3 4-2! GO GIRL!! :banana:

NINA_BCN
06-02-2006, 01:09 PM
¡¡Vamooooooooooooos!! :banana:

BelgianWaffle
06-02-2006, 01:26 PM
:banana: SHE WON 6-3 6-4 and goes through to the FOURTH ROUND!!!!

:woohoo: :yeah:

iced gem
06-02-2006, 01:31 PM
:woohoo: Go dina!!!!! 4th round!!!! :banana:

She will most likely play Maria - Come on Dina - you can take her on clay!!! :bounce:

Ales_Alessandra
06-02-2006, 01:39 PM
Congrats Dina!! :bigclap:

NINA_BCN
06-02-2006, 01:40 PM
:woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana:

carroll
06-02-2006, 03:02 PM
Well done Dina! I'm sure she can make it against Maria (or ALicia of course) in the next round ! It would be so great for her!

Saumon
06-02-2006, 03:05 PM
it's her best GS result ever right?

Ales_Alessandra
06-02-2006, 03:09 PM
Yes!! :)

Damita
06-02-2006, 03:41 PM
it's her best GS result ever right?
She had already reached the 4th round in the US Open in 2003

congrats Dina!! :banana: :dance: :yippee:

carroll
06-02-2006, 03:41 PM
no she was at the same round in the us open 2003

Ales_Alessandra
06-02-2006, 04:05 PM
Ops! My mistake then! :tape: Sorry!

PennyThePenguin
06-02-2006, 04:33 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: great job dinara!!!

maria next??? :devil:

Damita
06-02-2006, 06:08 PM
Dinara and Roberta won... finally :p 7-6 6-7 9-7

NINA_BCN
06-02-2006, 06:13 PM
Wow!!! Well done!!!!!!! :yeah:

MariaV
06-02-2006, 06:28 PM
Yeah, Sharapova next! :devil: :o :unsure: :scared:

NINA_BCN
06-02-2006, 06:29 PM
Bye, bye Masha!!!!! :ras:

Meeek
06-02-2006, 08:44 PM
Slaughter zee turkey!!!

iced gem
06-02-2006, 08:48 PM
Dinara and Roberta won... finally :p 7-6 6-7 9-7

Phew, talk about a long match....

Come on Dina - Thrash Maria in her ballerina costume (which I actually quite like :o )

Damita
06-02-2006, 09:31 PM
Slaughter zee turkey!!!
:spit:

PennyThePenguin
06-03-2006, 12:08 AM
*gobble gobble squuuaaawwwkkkk* :devil:

*Viva Chile*
06-03-2006, 12:14 AM
Dina is in amazing form these days, I hope she destroys the Gruntupova ;)

Davai Dina!!!! :bounce:

tall_one
06-03-2006, 01:08 AM
*gobble gobble squuuaaawwwkkkk* :devil:
i didn't know that penguins could gobble :o i learn something new everyday :lol:

BelgianWaffle
06-03-2006, 12:47 PM
Come on Dina - Thrash Maria in her ballerina costume (which I actually quite like :o )
you do? :eek:
I don't like it. It's see-through and she wears canary yellow panties underneath it :cuckoo:

Mara_M
06-03-2006, 01:10 PM
i agree with ulla!those underpanties are :spit:! but i like the color of teh ballerina dress! anyway PLEASE DINA destroy her :devil:!!

chiyako
06-03-2006, 01:13 PM
She is pretty no doubt,but we're not at the Bolshoi! :spit:

GO Dina!

Mara_M
06-03-2006, 01:26 PM
:lol: i wonder if she ever dremt to be a ballerine (and it's bolsoi:p)!

BelgianWaffle
06-03-2006, 01:34 PM
She is pretty no doubt,but we're not at the Bolshoi! :spit:

GO Dina!
:rolleyes: Sharapoufa has the best legs ever but she has about the same level of elegance as a stork. :tape:

Mara_M
06-03-2006, 01:37 PM
:lol:no wonder sandee thinks she looks like a goose with cow face :p! but i don't like her legs,most of the players have nice legs and tehre are many with nicer ones than screamapova :angel:!

BelgianWaffle
06-03-2006, 01:40 PM
:tape: that's a bit harsh :lol:
Her face is nothing special imo (altough it's better when she has professional make-up on and her hair is done) but I'd kill for those legs. :drool:

chiyako
06-03-2006, 01:40 PM
sharpoufa...screamapova

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

NINA_BCN
06-03-2006, 01:43 PM
Gruntupova....:lol:

BelgianWaffle
06-03-2006, 01:44 PM
sharpoufa...screamapova

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Sharapoufa and screamarova and turkeypova are the most used 'nicknames' for her. Don't know where that turkey thing comes from though :scratch: :devil:

chiyako
06-03-2006, 01:46 PM
:haha: turkeypova!!Have you ever heard the turkey's scream? It might be a connection!:lol:

NINA_BCN
06-03-2006, 01:47 PM
:ahah: turkeypova!!Have you ever heard the turkey's scream? It might be a connection!:lol:
:spit:

Meeek
06-03-2006, 01:58 PM
:haha: turkeypova!!Have you ever heard the turkey's scream? It might be a connection!:lol:

That's exactly what it is ;) A turkey makes the same sound.
I say serve it up for christmas dinner in advance. ;)

Mara_M
06-03-2006, 02:33 PM
com'on,lena had the best ideea : slutapova (just to match rodDICK :devil: ):p!

chiyako
06-03-2006, 02:35 PM
:haha: :haha:

Mara_M
06-03-2006, 02:37 PM
:angel: :angel: :angel:

NINA_BCN
06-03-2006, 02:37 PM
Miru....:tape:

Damita
06-03-2006, 02:38 PM
That's exactly what it is ;) A turkey makes the same sound.
I say serve it up for christmas dinner in advance. ;)
feeling angry? cook yourself a turkey! :toothy: