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Dinara! Part 1

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doopdeela
04-17-2008, 05:57 PM
dinara lost 2-6 5-7

Mrs. Fabregas
04-19-2008, 01:44 PM
:awww:

luxsword
04-19-2008, 02:15 PM
Alizé avenged her, though. :dance:

luxsword
04-27-2008, 11:15 AM
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Amour/bouquet-de-fleurs-32342.gif :dance: :aparty: Happy birthday Dinara !!! :aparty: :dance: http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Amour/bouquet-de-fleurs-32342.gif

enqvistsangel
04-27-2008, 12:15 PM
Happy Bday Dinara :bdaycake::aparty:

Marahsa
04-27-2008, 03:54 PM
Happy birthday Dinara !!!
http://i037.radikal.ru/0804/0a/0fb19fe21a26.jpg

Sarka
04-27-2008, 07:51 PM
Happy Birthday Dina :aparty:













Gosh, we're all getting old :eek::unsure:

PennyThePenguin
04-28-2008, 10:42 AM
I forgot!!! :sad: :sad:

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY DINARA!!!

Saumon
04-28-2008, 12:41 PM
I can't believe she is already 22. She was a junior just yesterday. :awww:

Damita
04-28-2008, 05:24 PM
oops totally forgot. Happy belated birthday :banana:

amdany
04-29-2008, 12:17 PM
happy belated birthday Dinara!!!

mir
04-29-2008, 06:31 PM
Dina happy birthday :kiss:

Leen.
05-01-2008, 08:53 AM
marat is such a cutie. in the press conference yesterday he said if he wins he will give the car to dinara :hearts:

PennyThePenguin
05-01-2008, 01:12 PM
marat is such a cutie. in the press conference yesterday he said if he wins he will give the car to dinara :hearts:

:tape: :tape: uh huh...marat, if you win..........

Sarka
05-01-2008, 04:20 PM
marat is such a cutie. in the press conference yesterday he said if he wins he will give the car to dinara :hearts:

Hehehe..:p

That's why Dinara was eyeing the car so much :haha:

:secret: now he better win it :armed:

Damita
05-01-2008, 09:28 PM
Hehehe..:p

That's why Dinara was eyeing the car so much :haha:

:secret: now he better win it :armed::spit: really?

luxsword
05-01-2008, 09:46 PM
Just thought, maybe he forgot to offer her a present and he thinks winning the car would do the trick. :o

Damita
05-01-2008, 10:24 PM
Just thought, maybe he forgot to offer her a present and he thinks winning the car would do the trick. :o
well, if my bro had forgotten my birthday (which happened already :rolleyes:) and apologized by offering me a car, that would totally do the trick :p

luxsword
05-02-2008, 08:39 AM
Even a car he wouldn't have bought, but got for free ?

Saumon
05-02-2008, 09:30 AM
It's not really for free. He'd have to win the tournament for that. (et c'est pas gagné :o)

Damita
05-02-2008, 11:41 AM
Even a car he wouldn't have bought, but got for free ?It's not like it's an old car about to explode any minute :p ;), so even for free I take it! :p

It's not really for free. He'd have to win the tournament for that. (et c'est pas gagné :o)*sigh*

Mrs. Fabregas
05-02-2008, 12:41 PM
:awww: He'll have to buy her a car like that now!

Damita
05-02-2008, 12:43 PM
Dinara, beat him like a piñata I say! :rocker2: :smash:

Mrs. Fabregas
05-02-2008, 12:50 PM
Dinara, beat him like a piñata I say! :rocker2: :smash:


:aplot:

I think there are more volunteers for that :devil:

Ales_Alessandra
05-02-2008, 12:51 PM
:lol:

Nathalia
05-02-2008, 12:56 PM
Marat's present for Dinara:

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb105/sweet_heart_018/1e10ba16cb47d5812925edb9cc1c383a5ba.gif

She will kick his ass anyway.

Damita
05-02-2008, 12:58 PM
:haha: that's cute. But yeah, kick his ass girl! :p

Mrs. Fabregas
05-02-2008, 01:13 PM
Marat's present for Dinara:

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb105/sweet_heart_018/1e10ba16cb47d5812925edb9cc1c383a5ba.gif

She will kick his ass anyway.

:haha: That's a cute one, but way not enough when he promised her a car :p .... At least, for me it wouldn't :angel:



On or off court :angel:

luxsword
05-02-2008, 02:43 PM
:aplot:

I think there are more volunteers for that :devil:

Good idea : you beat him up, and then I comfort him. :angel:

re : car
I think he's bound to buy one now. :devil:

Saumon
05-08-2008, 02:54 PM
Dinara had the brain today! :D :worship: :worship: :worship:

amdany
05-08-2008, 03:26 PM
:banana::banana:, well done Dinara!

PennyThePenguin
05-08-2008, 03:29 PM
Dinara had the brain today! :D :worship: :worship: :worship:

of course she did. no one else played today ;)

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

luxsword
05-08-2008, 05:12 PM
Bravo !!! :woohoo:

On the French Eurosport article, they wrote Dinara Safina "(RUS/N.13) bat Justine Henin (BEL/N.1) 7-5, 6-3, 6-1" like she won best of 5 :tape:

Sarka
05-08-2008, 06:47 PM
Woot Dinara :woohoo: well done girl :bigclap: :dance:

Ales_Alessandra
05-08-2008, 08:47 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

luxsword
05-09-2008, 01:48 PM
Cute post-match interview there (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/multimedia/default_video.asp?videoid=282). :)

luxsword
05-09-2008, 03:03 PM
Dina and Serena play a TB in the 3rd. :tape:

amdany
05-09-2008, 03:08 PM
She won :woohoo:

luxsword
05-09-2008, 03:11 PM
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Content/pom-pom-girl.gif YEAH !!!!http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Content/pom-pom-girl.gif INCREDIBLE !!! http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Content/pom-pom-girl.gifWon it 7/5 which means she actually controlled her nerves !!! :lol:
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Respect/bravo-encouragements-994.gifBravo ! http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Respect/bravo-encouragements-994.gif



She has to win the tournament, now, though. :o

Curls
05-09-2008, 03:15 PM
:banana: great win Dinara, she really kept her cool and stayed positive :yeah::hatoff: ... LMAO at her post match interview, she said she had "a little bit of luck" :rolls::rolls: must be a Safin family mantra or something

Wyna
05-09-2008, 04:05 PM
Great performance!

I am going to see her tomorrow!!! :yippee:

Sarka
05-09-2008, 04:29 PM
:woohoo: Good job Dina :woohoo: teach your brother about how you kept your cool ;)

Here's an article about the strength of Russian tennis....same old same old...but since there's also a quote from Mama Safin in it, I thought I'd post it anyway: http://www.thetimes.co.za/Sport/Article.aspx?id=763066

I am going to see her tomorrow!!! :yippee:

How cool Wyna! Have fun and if you can please share some pics and info on how she played! :wavey:

Wyna
05-09-2008, 04:42 PM
How cool Wyna! Have fun and if you can please share some pics and info on how she played! :wavey:

Thank you. And of course I will take pictures! :D

Damita
05-09-2008, 07:03 PM
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Content/pom-pom-girl.gif YEAH !!!!http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Content/pom-pom-girl.gif INCREDIBLE !!! http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Content/pom-pom-girl.gifWon it 7/5 which means she actually controlled her nerves !!! :lol:
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Respect/bravo-encouragements-994.gifBravo ! awesome yes! especially as Serena was almost always one point ahead in the tiebreak. That was so tense :tape:

:worship:

:banana: great win Dinara, she really kept her cool and stayed positive :yeah::hatoff: ... LMAO at her post match interview, she said she had "a little bit of luck" :rolls::rolls: must be a Safin family mantra or something:lol:

Great performance!

I am going to see her tomorrow!!! :yippee:OH! how cool! Have fun! I hope she won't be too tired after these two great matches. Keep up the good work Dina :bounce:

BelgianWaffle
05-09-2008, 07:52 PM
Wow! :bigclap: Good work this week from Dinara :woohoo:

Damita
05-10-2008, 01:15 AM
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=N64JDNYd-Zs

It's the tiebreak of the third set played against Serena.
If someone has a torrent of the whole match (or of the Hénin match) I'm interested :)

PennyThePenguin
05-10-2008, 01:55 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: great win dina! the brain must be "in the zone" :p

PennyThePenguin
05-10-2008, 02:58 AM
she's got a funny grunt when she plays :p and oh! anyone feels like they're watching mini-marat when watching the interview? :p sorry dinara, but it's true :tape:

luxsword
05-10-2008, 11:27 AM
Didn't think of Marat. I mean, you can understand what she says, right ? :angel:
Nice pic (http://eurosport.yahoo.com/10052008/58/wta-tour-battling-safina-dumps-serena.html) with this article.

luxsword
05-10-2008, 01:00 PM
Dina and Azarenka 4-4

luxsword
05-10-2008, 01:06 PM
Dina 5-4
Let's hope our favorite siblings can share the brain, this afternoon. :lol:

luxsword
05-10-2008, 01:08 PM
First set in, one more to go ! :dance: :dance:

BelgianWaffle
05-10-2008, 01:08 PM
she won the first set :D

luxsword
05-10-2008, 01:38 PM
Dina 5-1 and serving the (hopefully) last game !!! :bounce: Davai !! :dance:

luxsword
05-10-2008, 01:41 PM
64 61 win for Dina !! :dance: :woohoo: :aparty: Bravo !! Now for the title !! :lol:

Curls
05-10-2008, 02:02 PM
:yeah: go for it Dina!!!

Azarenka either had cramps or had an injured ankle for the last two games - inconsquential probably as Dina was going to win anyway :banana:

BelgianWaffle
05-10-2008, 02:15 PM
I already taped the final! GOOOOOO Dina!!

Damita
05-10-2008, 02:16 PM
she's got a funny grunt when she plays :p and oh! anyone feels like they're watching mini-marat when watching the interview? :p sorry dinara, but it's true :tape:Alfonsojose felt the same. He said "It's Marat in a drag" :angel:

Wednesday Addams
05-10-2008, 03:51 PM
Alfonsojose felt the same. He said "It's Marat in a drag" :angel:
So mean :o :lol:

luxsword
05-10-2008, 03:56 PM
Safina - Dementieva tomorrow.

Sizzling Safin
05-10-2008, 04:05 PM
she's got a funny grunt when she plays :p and oh! anyone feels like they're watching mini-marat when watching the interview? :p sorry dinara, but it's true :tape:

Mini Marat :lol: :lol:

PennyThePenguin
05-11-2008, 02:21 AM
Didn't think of Marat. I mean, you can understand what she says, right ? :angel:
Nice pic (http://eurosport.yahoo.com/10052008/58/wta-tour-battling-safina-dumps-serena.html) with this article.

I mean, apart from the fact that you can actually hear what she's saying ;) the expressions she uses, the expression on her face. scaaarrrrryyyy..... well, as long as it's just the mannerisms and not the tennis :angel:

Wyna
05-11-2008, 10:45 AM
Some of my pics from yesterday

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f250/Wyna123/Safina2.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f250/Wyna123/safina5.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f250/Wyna123/safina6.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f250/Wyna123/safina7.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f250/Wyna123/safina8.jpg

Ales_Alessandra
05-11-2008, 12:14 PM
Is she in the final? :eek:
:woohoo: :woohoo:
Hope she will inspire her big less brain brother!! :yeah:

Sizzling Safin
05-11-2008, 12:23 PM
Is she in the final? :eek:
:woohoo: :woohoo:
Hope she will inspire her big less brain brother!! :yeah:

:haha:

Saumon
05-11-2008, 03:17 PM
:woohoo:
She had a few words for her brother after the match. :devil:

Marat, you've got to win Hamburg or RG to top that. :p

AnnieNik
05-11-2008, 03:18 PM
yay Dinarochka :banana:

In the post-match interview on court she said that earlier today she had a little fight with Marat and he was telling her that she does everything wrong. Dinara looked at the camera and said: "You see, brother, I did it right" :angel: then the journalist told her he won his match, as well, and she said it's a great day!

luxsword
05-11-2008, 03:24 PM
:woohoo: Bravo !! http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Respect/victoire-584.gif http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Musique/0048.gifhttp://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Respect/bravo-encouragements-994.gif

Curls
05-11-2008, 03:26 PM
Congratulations Dinara!!!!! :banana::banana::banana:
was a bit of an up n down match for both her and Elena ... but gee, she knows how to knuckle down and get on with it :hatoff: Well Done, Girl!!! Mama Rausa looked happy, and Dinara said given it was Mothers Day "she could go to the shops and buy whatever she wanted to", awww, I'd be pretty happy too ;)

she said she had a little fight with Marat earlier as he said she was doing everything wrong ... well *ahem* I don't see you winning any tourneys, do we, big bro?!!!??!! ;)

luxsword
05-11-2008, 03:54 PM
I don't see what she's supposed to have done wrong, too, seeing she'd beatened two top players the days before. :scratch:

mer
05-11-2008, 03:55 PM
I don't see what she's supposed to do wrong, too, seeing she'd beatened two top players the day before. :scratch:
I think it was before this tournament. When the things were not too good for Dinara.

luxsword
05-11-2008, 04:00 PM
ok

samsal
05-11-2008, 04:15 PM
really happy for her!!
she did well in this tournamant and marat take your sister for example!!!

luxsword
05-11-2008, 04:34 PM
Rome draw. (http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/2/public/pdf/SF.pdf?71O43RVAY47P1HNJ2Y1HGZM3O) Dinara's playing Azarenka in R1. :tape:
(Possible R2 : Q or Q, then Ivanovic or Q or Q.)

luxsword
05-11-2008, 04:38 PM
:lol:

Damita
05-11-2008, 04:48 PM
J'torian :lol:

Another :cool: pic:
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/cd/fullj.a0472f004bab1d6e1a3038acf61be1f3/a0472f004bab1d6e1a3038acf61be1f3-getty-tennis-wta-ger-rus-dementieva-safina.jpg

luxsword
05-11-2008, 05:59 PM
Article (http://eurosport.yahoo.com/11052008/58/wta-tour-safina-claims-berlin-trophy.html) with another pic. :)

A former top-10 player, Safina is projected to rise to number 14 from 17.

She was coy about her chances at the French Open, the only Grand Slam on clay, that starts at the end of this month.

"I really don't know," she said. "If I can continue playing like this. The only thing I want is to stay healthy. Especially now that I have found my game on clay and I'm feeling good."

amdany
05-11-2008, 06:12 PM
well done Dinara:hatoff:

Ales_Alessandra
05-11-2008, 06:33 PM
:woohoo:
Well done Dina!!
Concerning the little fight between brothers, I don't get either what she was doing wrong, if she won the tourn., now if it was before the tourn. I don't get either anyway cause then WTH Marat can't take his own advices! :shrug: It works only for sis, not for me! :scratch:
Anyway, Safin clã is happy today!! :yeah: They both made mama Rause happy!! :) :bigclap:

lilimi80
05-11-2008, 07:17 PM
she said she had a little fight with Marat earlier as he said she was doing everything wrong ... well *ahem* I don't see you winning any tourneys, do we, big bro?!!!??!! ;)

when i heard dinara said that, i thought " :o marat! how dare you giving advice to dinara :o tsss...".
dinara :banana: :bounce: congratulations :D

luxsword
05-11-2008, 07:55 PM
Dina's into necklace, it seems, while Marat's given them up. Might be what she's doing wrong. :tape:

mer
05-11-2008, 08:06 PM
Jokes aside, Dina has been in a kind of slump before now and Marat could have his opinion on it even if he was wrong. Why not? Regardless of his current position he's older and more experienced :shrug: Besides, Dinara (or Marat) said few years ago that they always fight when they start to talk about tennis. So nothing new :p
Tarpi for example said recently that he thinks Dina's coaches made her gain too much muscle and it affected her movement. So, who knows maybe Marat also thought that. :shrug: Anyway apart from emotional side I don't see anything :o if Marat told her his opinion, even if a wrong one.

luxsword
05-11-2008, 08:36 PM
She sure didn't have as much success in 2007 as in 2006 and this season so far hadn't been that great either.
Now some papers see her as some outsider for RG. Let's hope they're right. :)

thiaela
05-11-2008, 11:06 PM
Congrats Dina

yarina
05-11-2008, 11:42 PM
I think it was before this tournament. When the things were not too good for Dinara.

Yes, I think that it was before the tournament as she says that before she left they had a dinner and then he was giving her advice - a small bit of her interview here:

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/multimedia/default_video.asp?videoid=290

luxsword
05-12-2008, 09:44 AM
Nice trophy, btw. :)

Curls
05-12-2008, 12:08 PM
J'torian ... LMAO at the "flipping the bird" :rolls:

btw, I think it's an older brother's role in life to stir up younger sisters whereever and whenever possible ... doesn't matter what he said or when he said it, he's stirring up li'l sis and reinforcing the pecking order :devil: ... ... trust me, I have two older brothers and I could write a book with all the BS they've fed me over the years :lol: ... IMHO

luxsword
05-12-2008, 12:25 PM
My older brother's always been very nice to me. :o Well, he is very nice, now, anyway. :lol:

PennyThePenguin
05-12-2008, 01:49 PM
Congratulations Dinara!!!!! :banana::banana::banana:
was a bit of an up n down match for both her and Elena ... but gee, she knows how to knuckle down and get on with it :hatoff: Well Done, Girl!!! Mama Rausa looked happy, and Dinara said given it was Mothers Day "she could go to the shops and buy whatever she wanted to", awww, I'd be pretty happy too ;)

she said she had a little fight with Marat earlier as he said she was doing everything wrong ... well *ahem* I don't see you winning any tourneys, do we, big bro?!!!??!! ;)

what pam said ;) :haha: :haha:

the brain got freed up by marat in the nick of time ;)

PennyThePenguin
05-12-2008, 04:51 PM
hmmm...dinara withdrew from rome with a back injury

luxsword
05-12-2008, 05:04 PM
:awww:
( :secret: Azarenka must be relieved, though ;) )

amdany
05-12-2008, 05:05 PM
:sad:, I hope she'll rest well

Damita
05-12-2008, 05:05 PM
hmmm...dinara withdrew from rome with a back injuryProbably to get some rest after this tournament and not get too tired before RG. smart move IMO :shrug:

I downloaded the match vs Serena and finally watched it today. There's on-court itw at the end, she's so adorable :) The journalist made a joke about the bench still being alive unlike the previous day and she joked about it too :lol: also i liked what she said about her mental strength. The guy said she seemed mentally stronger than she used to be and she answered it's something her coach made her change because her body language was saying too much so he told her she'd have to hide her emotions more because everyone could read her. (Hmmmm where have we seen that before? :scratch: :p)

Sarka
05-12-2008, 11:27 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Yay Dinara :worship: what a great week for her :yeah: I'm so happy for her, she deserves it :D

Hope it's an inspiration for Maratik!


Thanks for the pics everyone :D

yay Dinarochka :banana:

In the post-match interview on court she said that earlier today she had a little fight with Marat and he was telling her that she does everything wrong. Dinara looked at the camera and said: "You see, brother, I did it right" :angel: then the journalist told her he won his match, as well, and she said it's a great day!

:lol: Go Dina :yeah:

PennyThePenguin
05-13-2008, 01:14 AM
Probably to get some rest after this tournament and not get too tired before RG. smart move IMO :shrug:


:secret: I was trying not to state the obvious ;)

Damita
05-14-2008, 04:44 PM
SAFINA REACHING POTENTIAL

By Mark Staniforth, PA Sport

When Dinara Safina swept into the Wimbledon junior final in 2001, less than a year after her elder brother Marat Safin had briefly claimed the world number one men's ranking, it seemed a new family dynasty was set to sweep tennis.
With Safin already hailed as the next big star by none other than Pete Sampras after hammering the American in the US Open final, it seemed reasonable to suggest that his little sister Dinara would soon be following suit.

But the immediate future proved not quite as bright as the Safins had hoped. Marat, frequently battling injury and inconsistency, would take a full five years to add to that first Grand Slam title.
For Dinara, too, life was about to get much tougher. Lacking the physical attributes of her main senior opponents, she failed to make the impact she had hoped, and struggled under the weight of inevitable expectation.

:awww:

It would take Safina until 2006 to edge into the lower reaches of the world top 10. She showed plenty of fighting spirit to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final in Paris, recovering from 5-1 down in the final set to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Safina also reached the last eight at Flushing Meadows that year. But perhaps her biggest breakthrough will prove to be her performances in Berlin last week, when she belatedly suggested she has what it takes to become a Grand Slam champion. :aplot:
Wins over world number one Justine Henin, followed by Serena Williams, a result which ended the American's 17-match unbeaten streak - helped Safina into the German Open final which she duly won by beating Elena Dementieva.
"Obviously this is the biggest success of my career," said Safina. "I still can't believe I won Berlin and beat three top 10 players in one week. But I don't have much time to enjoy it."
Having trained for much of her career on the clay courts in Spain, Safina showed an understandable aptitude for the surface which now has some astute judges touting her as a potential French Open contender. (You show 'em :rocker2:)

But Safina knows she still needs to find that consistency first. In the first round of the Australian Open in January, she fell to the relatively unknown German qualifier Sabine Lisicki.
"It's a matter of work," added Safina. "Everyone dreams of getting in the top 10 and once you're there you start looking at the top five then the top three, then you get there.
"It's very close. I have things to improve. I have to push myself. But if I keep pushing then one day things will improve and I believe I will have the ability to get right to the top.":D

http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=tennis/08/05/13/TENNIS_Column.html

amdany
05-27-2008, 02:18 PM
She won 6-1 6-3:worship:

luxsword
05-27-2008, 06:18 PM
:rocker:

Mrs. Fabregas
05-27-2008, 06:18 PM
:dance: :woohoo: :banana:

BelgianWaffle
05-27-2008, 08:15 PM
:banana:

Curls
05-28-2008, 01:34 AM
:rocker:

wurthluc91
05-29-2008, 06:15 PM
Dinara won her 2nd round match 6-0 6-1 in 45 minutes :)

Damita
05-29-2008, 06:17 PM
Dinara won her 2nd round match 6-0 6-1 in 45 minutes :)wow :lol: :rocker2:

Remy
05-29-2008, 06:30 PM
waoh :D that is impressive!

luxsword
05-29-2008, 06:38 PM
She'd deserve a smiling camel. :o :awww:
Bravo Dinara ! :woohoo:

amdany
05-29-2008, 06:46 PM
:worship:Well done

BelgianWaffle
05-29-2008, 06:49 PM
good work dinara :hug:

Wyna
05-29-2008, 07:24 PM
somebody should take her as an example :angel:

Sarka
05-29-2008, 08:58 PM
Someone was on a roll :lol: Molodets Dina :worship:

Ales_Alessandra
05-30-2008, 12:12 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Mrs. Fabregas
05-30-2008, 10:48 PM
:yippee: :bounce: :banana:

Yay Dinara!!!!!!!! Good job, girl :yeah:!

wurthluc91
05-31-2008, 01:06 PM
:lol: That was a break fest out there - it was more of a disadvantage to be serving out the set or match :D

6-2 7-5 Nice job... and awaits a very sluggish Sharapova, or Knapp...
Lucy

amdany
05-31-2008, 01:47 PM
it will be Sharapova, good luck Dinara!!

luxsword
05-31-2008, 01:57 PM
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Divers/ygouw8.gif Way to go, girl! http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Divers/ygouw8.gif Next step, demolish the shrieker!! http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Divers/ygouw8.gif

Ales_Alessandra
05-31-2008, 02:12 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:
Way to go Dina!! :yeah:

Deea
05-31-2008, 02:25 PM
she can take down Poufa, her game at this RG is far from impressive! :D :D Davai Dina! :rocker2:

yarina
05-31-2008, 04:27 PM
:lol: That was a break fest out there - it was more of a disadvantage to be serving out the set or match :D

6-2 7-5 Nice job... and awaits a very sluggish Sharapova, or Knapp...
Lucy

was marat there by any chance?

mir
06-02-2008, 11:01 AM
please crush the shriekapouf Dina :D

{Annie}
06-02-2008, 02:18 PM
please crush the shriekapouf Dina :D

How nasty you are :p

Silly girl had a set point in the first set but managed to lose it on a tie-break..at 1-0 with a break for Dinara - rain delay :rolleyes:

mir
06-02-2008, 03:09 PM
yeah.......
She tried to break a racket too, she needs to work on that :p

amdany
06-02-2008, 04:20 PM
Dinara won the 2nd set:worship:, Sharapova was leading 5-2...

wurthluc91
06-02-2008, 04:23 PM
Awesome comeback in the 2nd set for Dinara - from 2-5 down, facing a MP, to winning the 2nd set TB :D

amdany
06-02-2008, 04:57 PM
:bounce::woohoo::banana::bowdown::dance:Dinara:hat off:

wurthluc91
06-02-2008, 04:59 PM
:woohoo: Nice job Dinara! Dementieva next :D

Lovely fighting comebacks :D

Joy Mora
06-02-2008, 05:11 PM
:wavey: Bye, tranny!!!

Dina kicked asssssssssssssssss!!! :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:
:rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

P.S. Me loooooves the French!!! Keep booing, guys! :D

Remy
06-02-2008, 05:33 PM
awesome awesome job by dinara :D:D

yarina
06-02-2008, 05:38 PM
very very well done, Dinara!She played really well and competed (unexpectedly) well! I really liked the match!

MariaV
06-02-2008, 05:48 PM
Great stuff from Dinara! :eek: :hatoff: :yeah:

Ales_Alessandra
06-02-2008, 06:28 PM
:eek: Can't believe she won it!! My friend told me at work the she had lost first set, but it was a tremenduous match!! And then this!! 2006 was quite the same as I can remember!! :scratch:
Anyway, well done!! Was her brother around? ;)

yarina
06-02-2008, 06:30 PM
parts of her interview that relate to big bro:

Q. Have you heard from Marat?
DINARA SAFINA: Yes.
Q. Telephone or text?
DINARA SAFINA: Text.
Q. What did he say?
DINARA SAFINA: Well done. Good play.

Q. You weren't very nice to your racquet at 6‑All in the tiebreak in the first set. How did you feel about that?

DINARA SAFINA: I say I'm not the girl to keep all the emotions I have inside. I guess I have to pay lots of fines, because that's the way I am. I prefer to let it go.
I cannot ‑‑ I mean, okay, the first set I was ‑‑ my coach told me it was way too much crying. So he prefers also me that I stay at least quiet for a certain moment. I feel that I have to explode then I explode.
But first set was too much crying from my side. Like every second ball I was already kind of like talking to myself, and that was the mistake.
But once I get the warning I know that I cannot do this anymore, so I have to stay quiet and play.

Q. If we say that sounds like your brother, are we correct?
DINARA SAFINA: Yeah. Same lot. (laughter.)


Q. In those moments away from the court at home when you and Marat go out for coffee, or perhaps a vodka, have you ever talked with each other about how wonderful it would be if you each had a Grand Slam title?

DINARA SAFINA: I think it's going to be a dream of all our family, you know. Once we do this we can put really the racquet on the wall and say we did everything we could.
But to get to his level, I still have to work a little bit harder to get to the level he was.

Q. Did the public help you today? Because we heard a lot of the crowd.

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah, in this case, I should say thanks to my brother, because I know the people, French people really love him.
So I guess I get half of the support from his part. (laughter.)
I really thank them that they were there. Even though I was down 5‑2, but still I could hear people cheering for me. Of course it's always nice, because we play for them.

rest of the interview here:

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2008-06-02/200806021212427037585.html

luxsword
06-02-2008, 06:33 PM
:eek: Just read the line "Sharapova out" and it took me a few seconds before I realised !! :lol: And it seems to have been a very intersting match, 2 tb :haha:

Anyway, I can't resist :
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a313/luxsword/camels/dubble20chameau_jpg.jpg

:dance: Now, please beat Elena, Dina, we like her too, but you gotta go further !! :rocker:

BelgianWaffle
06-02-2008, 08:21 PM
Two camels! :hearts:

Great job Dinara! :yeah:

yarina
06-02-2008, 09:16 PM
link to her the video of her interview:

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/ukyvideo?ch=5127641&cl=8104466&lang=

she's so sweet how she's all smiles when they ask her if she heard from Marat and what did he say? :)

Damita
06-02-2008, 11:16 PM
link to her the video of her interview:

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/ukyvideo?ch=5127641&cl=8104466&lang=

she's so sweet how she's all smiles when they ask her if she heard from Marat and what did he say? :)Thanks :D
I like when she says she gets half the support thanks to Marat and you can hear the journalists laughing :lol:

Krikry
06-02-2008, 11:42 PM
She's so nice and very smiling!

Journalists should stop asking questions about her brother all the time!!!

mariana.ml
06-03-2008, 12:09 AM
link to her the video of her interview:

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/ukyvideo?ch=5127641&cl=8104466&lang=

she's so sweet how she's all smiles when they ask her if she heard from Marat and what did he say? :)

:bigcry::bigcry::bigcry: I can't see it...

Jimnik
06-03-2008, 01:18 AM
Oh yes :banana:

I haven't been so happy about the result of a women's match in a LONG time. Also interesting to hear her in the press conference, saying that she thinks she has Marat to thank for the crowd support. She reckons at least half of his fan-base are loyal to her too.

Shame she has to play Elena in the next round because I like them both.

Ales_Alessandra
06-03-2008, 01:21 AM
Tks for the interview!! :)
VAMOS DINA!! :woohoo:

{Annie}
06-03-2008, 09:52 AM
:yeah: great job girl!!! But I cannot bare thinking about the next match. I adore Lena :awww:

Curls
06-03-2008, 11:47 AM
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Woooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooo

Ok, I'm a bit late, but :lol: who cares :banana:

I watched parts of the match ... and to be honest I went to bed as I couldn't stand the commentators and their non-stop Shreikafluffa brown-nosing :rolleyes: pathetic!
Am sooo happy she fought her way through the match ... :hatoff: GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!

raven gypsy
06-03-2008, 12:02 PM
I'm really excited for Safina's win. Not just the win, but it was the arguably the best women's this tournament so far.

Anyway, how exciting would it be to have brother and sister slams in the family. :cool:

Bamos :bounce:
Go all the way..

Mrs. Fabregas
06-03-2008, 09:10 PM
Very very late :o but not less meant: :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship: Dina for the wonderful performance by kicking out the grunter Shriek :p and in what a way :eek::eek:

:bounce: Good luck in the quarters tomorrow!!!!!

michellej
06-03-2008, 10:48 PM
Throughout the match Dinara was loudly cheered (even occasionally by Maria's father!) snd Sharapova had very little applause. In fact she was booed as she left the court! I think the shreiking has got to the fans and her perceived arrogance is just too much. Maybe she will have to change her on court persona.

Dinara was so determined and intense, and not for a second did she lose focus. Great match to watch.

BelgianWaffle
06-04-2008, 03:46 PM
Dina won 4-6 7-6 6-0 :yeah: :yeah: :hug: :bounce: :woohoo:

doopdeela
06-04-2008, 03:46 PM
dinara is into the semifinals with her win over dementieva 4-6 7-6 6-0

BelgianWaffle
06-04-2008, 03:47 PM
first :nerner:


:lol:

Damita
06-04-2008, 03:47 PM
4-6 7-6 6-0 :eek: :woohoo: :worship:


She's in the semi final!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! :woohoo: :banana:

Damita
06-04-2008, 03:48 PM
:lol:

damn, i guess i have to work now :awww:
:wavey:

PennyThePenguin
06-04-2008, 03:48 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Curls
06-04-2008, 04:00 PM
WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I really really admired Dinara's guts in this match ... she was practically in tears towards the end of that second set, and to be honest I'd written her off :o (bad fangirl, I know) ... but OMFG, what an amazing amazing comeback :hatoff: :hatoff: :hatoff:

whatever was in that little bottle of "Special Safin Serum" that Mamma was waving about must've done the trick ... I think she needs to send a shipload to her son, too :yeah:

Best of luck for your first GS SF, Dina :banana: :banana:

PennyThePenguin
06-04-2008, 04:07 PM
mushy's post stretched my screen :awww:

special safin serum :haha: :haha: :haha: her son needs an ocean load of the stuff

Ales_Alessandra
06-04-2008, 04:24 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: Impressive!!!

Damita
06-04-2008, 04:56 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_026_safina_0406.jpg (i love this pic :))

Safina comes back from the brink to defeat Dementieva

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
By Orla Coady


After downing No1 seed Maria Sharapova in the last 16, Dinara Safina staged another amazing comeback to defeat fellow Russia Elena Dementieva in two hours forty-five minutes.

The much anticipated line-up between the two in-form players on clay featured some dramatic swings in momentum. The Russians faced each other in the final of Berlin with Safina winning the match in three sets, a tournament where she also defeated Justine Henin (a match which turned out to be the Belgian’s last before retirement) and Serena Williams while Dementieva put out world No2 Ana Ivanovic. Dementieva then went on to reach another final on clay in Istanbul the following week.

Both players started off well, holding serve as they slugged it out from the back of the court. In the fifth game, the first break point of the match went to Dementieva but Safina staved it off with a lovely backhand winner down the line and went on to serve out the game to hold. In the next game, it was Safina’s turn to earn a break point which Dementieva saved, moving her opponent around the court before finishing it off with a winner.

With the two players well matched from the baseline, the set continued to go with serve until the ninth game, when the younger of the two Russians suddenly began to show signs of the famous nerves that have caused her to lose matches in the past while the 2004 finalist seemed to be finding her rhythm. A pair of unforced errors from Safina handed Dementieva break point, and another loose shot provided the crucial break at 5-4. Dementieva then served out to take the set on her third set point.

As a marathon third game in the second set saw Safina saving three break points to hold and break Dementieva in the next game, it looked like the young Russian was back in the match as suddenly the errors began to creep into Dementieva’s game. Safina however was unable to capitalise or indeed to raise her game to the level she had shown against Maria Sharapova. Her frustration was obvious as she threw her racquet around the court and berated herself in Russian. The implosion continued as Dementieva broke twice again to lead 5-2, but just when it looked like it was all over, Safina somehow fought back to level at 5-5. She reached set point twice on Dementieva’s serve but some incredible defence from the 26-year-old six-footer took them into the tie-break. Playing with renewed confidence and aggression, Safina took it 7-5.

The momentum had swung once again and this time there would be no more comebacks. Safina totally dominiated the final set, serving and returning with power and depth and sweeping to a 6-0 win.

After the match, Safina explained how she had turned the match around: “I changed my game completely at 5-2. I hit more balls, more balls, more balls. I think she was a little bit confused. I thought to myself, 'You’ll just have to hit a winner',” she said, and the strategy certainly paid off.

Her last two matches have proved that Safina now has the mental toughness that could take her all the way to the title. She will face fourth seeded compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova – the only Grand Slam champion still in the draw – in the semi-finals. The 2004 US Open champion beat Kaia Kanepi 7-5 6-2.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2008-06-04/200806041212592301531.html

luxsword
06-04-2008, 05:51 PM
:woohoo: Dina's the queen of comebacks ! :rocker: You know when Marc Raquil won after being left behind in 400m race ? They called it "faire une Raquil", then. Tennis journalists should coin the phrase " do a Safina" for unlikely comebacks. :dance:

amdany
06-04-2008, 08:00 PM
Dinara:bowdown::bowdown:

Jelena_78
06-04-2008, 08:03 PM
Another great comeback! :D

Dinara :bowdown:

:banana:

invincibile_adi
06-04-2008, 09:07 PM
Way to go Dina!!

Amazing performance! just when nobody thought ..bang!she came back. It was 5-4 and Dementieva was serving for the set and the guys commenting the match were already making plans for the semifinal Sveta-Elena..Duh:rolleyes: .
And the third set..practically flawless tennis+ a few UE from Dementieva.

BTW, man.. these two resemble so much! Not only physically, but also their gestures..when nervous, when dissapointed, when excited and happy...Her older brother is definitely her hero. Best of luck in the semifinal , Dinara!:bounce:

Damita
06-04-2008, 09:42 PM
:woohoo: Dina's the queen of comebacks ! :rocker: You know when Marc Raquil won after being left behind in 400m race ? They called it "faire une Raquil", then. Tennis journalists should coin the phrase " do a Safina" for unlikely comebacks. :dance::lol:

helen10
06-04-2008, 10:00 PM
Great match, Dinara!! :worship:

The latest quotes from the BBC website:

" "He did send me a message - it was simple: 'well done'."
Safina, again, reveals her brother Marat Safin sent her a text to congratulate on her for reaching the last-four. Short but sweet. "

Don't overdo the praise, Marat - so like a big brother... :rolleyes: (speaking from experience!) :)

Damita
06-04-2008, 10:31 PM
Great match, Dinara!! :worship:

The latest quotes from the BBC website:

" "He did send me a message - it was simple: 'well done'."
Safina, again, reveals her brother Marat Safin sent her a text to congratulate on her for reaching the last-four. Short but sweet. "

Don't overdo the praise, Marat - so like a big brother... :rolleyes: (speaking from experience!) :)
Well maybe he did say more, but maybe that's private and she's fed up of journalists asking her the same damn thing after every match :p

MarieS
06-05-2008, 04:07 AM
Dinara :yeah:
I've been following tennis on yahoo lately, and you can imagine my reaction when I saw the following headline: "Safin shocks Sharapova" :spit::haha:. I immediately thought, what did he do now :rolleyes:? Way to go Dina :banana:.

P.S. Perhaps the short texts are in response to Dinara's hilarious "Justine is stronger than him" dig :lol:.

raven gypsy
06-05-2008, 06:54 AM
Congrats to Dinara for another come from behind and save match point win! :woohoo:

:banana:

I have to admit I'm both looking forward and not looking forward to the Kuzzy match, as I like both players. Kuzzy and Dinara were interviewed on Tennis Channel tonight, and they're both terrific ladies. Dinara describes being moved to tears sometimes when Marat is ON and playing well. She especially mentioned his Davis Cup victories as being very inspiring.

When Marat was interviewed earlier this week he said someday he'd be referred to as "Dinara's brother". ;)That was nice of him to say.

I like in her presser when they asked about her emotional similaries to Marat and she says, "Same Blood". She did bounce a racket today. :lol:

I hope it's a good match.

Damita
06-05-2008, 10:46 AM
Dinara :yeah:
I've been following tennis on yahoo lately, and you can imagine my reaction when I saw the following headline: "Safin shocks Sharapova" :spit::haha:. I immediately thought, what did he do now :rolleyes:? Way to go Dina :banana:.

P.S. Perhaps the short texts are in response to Dinara's hilarious "Justine is stronger than him" dig :lol:.:lol:

Congrats to Dinara for another come from behind and save match point win! :woohoo:

:banana:

I have to admit I'm both looking forward and not looking forward to the Kuzzy match, as I like both players. Kuzzy and Dinara were interviewed on Tennis Channel tonight, and they're both terrific ladies. Dinara describes being moved to tears sometimes when Marat is ON and playing well. She especially mentioned his Davis Cup victories as being very inspiring. yeah, and in yesterdat's post match itw she said she remembers the AO semifinal he played versus Roger and that she cried that day :)

When Marat was interviewed earlier this week he said someday he'd be referred to as "Dinara's brother". ;)That was nice of him to say.

I like in her presser when they asked about her emotional similaries to Marat and she says, "Same Blood". She did bounce a racket today. :lol:

I hope it's a good match.and against Jie Zheng, and against Sharapova.... ;)

mir
06-05-2008, 11:16 AM
Dina you ROCK!!!!!
:yeah:

raven gypsy
06-05-2008, 11:49 AM
http://tennisworld.typepad.com/travelblogue/2008/06/fo-waiting-for.html

"I wanna meet Safina and see if she can give me her brothers number." :D -
one of the posters on Tennis.com.


The difference between Marat and Dinara :lol:

Big brother Marat has always had advice for little sis, even if his temperamental actions haven't always matched his wise words. "He say, ‘don’t do this,’” she related once. “I say, ‘but you’re doing this.’ He say, ‘I’m telling you this from my experience.’”

A little while ago, Safina decided she was going to do her own thing."I texted him when I lost [in Los Angeles] in the first round, and I said, ‘Oh, you know, I’m fighting, I’m playing, I’m working hard and nothing going my way,’" she said last summer. "And he goes, ‘So don’t try that hard. It will be easier for you.’

"Well, it’s his advice, but I better stick to mine: ‘Okay, if I work hard, one day must be my day.’"

helgagonzalez
06-05-2008, 02:40 PM
:D Go Dinara and Good luck in the French Open finals!!!!!:worship:

Curls
06-05-2008, 02:42 PM
Safina d Kuznetsova 6-3 6-2 :banana:

http://bestsmileys.com/cheering/1.gifhttp://bestsmileys.com/cheering/1.gifhttp://bestsmileys.com/cheering/1.gifhttp://bestsmileys.com/cheering/1.gifhttp://bestsmileys.com/cheering/1.gif

onto the Final :banana::banana::banana:... ... ... Go Girl!!!!!!!!!!

Krikry
06-05-2008, 02:43 PM
I'm sooooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!

So, so, so happy!!!!

MariaV
06-05-2008, 02:44 PM
Holy cow!!!!! :eek: :eek: Dinara in the GS final! :eek: She's on a tear! :D :rocker:

mir
06-05-2008, 02:45 PM
:bounce:

impressive match kuzzy was outplayed

amdany
06-05-2008, 02:58 PM
:banana:Dinara:banana::rocker:, she said on her on-court, post match interview that she won for her of course and also for Marat:D

mir
06-05-2008, 03:04 PM
how sweet :inlove:

Curls
06-05-2008, 03:17 PM
where is big bro anyway? :shrug:

raven gypsy
06-05-2008, 03:20 PM
I'm totally on the Dinara train!
Going to root for her to win the whole thing.. How exciting her first grand slam final! Definitely showed her stuff. Woo-hoo.

Disappointing from Svet today *hugs*

from tennis.com
too cute..

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/9981/svetur4.jpg
By woa (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/woa) at 2008-06-05

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/8550/backfy7.jpg
By woa (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/woa) at 2008-06-05

raven gypsy
06-05-2008, 03:22 PM
where is big bro anyway? :shrug:

Mary Carillo mentioned that he's practicing on grass since he's playing Queens next week. :)

mer
06-05-2008, 03:23 PM
where is big bro anyway? :shrug:
in London

Remy
06-05-2008, 03:44 PM
:woohoo: :bounce: AMAZING job by dinara!! :D:D:D Hope she wins Roland Garros.. how old is she? 21?

poulette
06-05-2008, 04:59 PM
je sens que marat a conservé son texto brouillon

luxsword
06-05-2008, 05:21 PM
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Content/pom-pom-girl.gif http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Manger/banane.gif http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a313/luxsword/camels/chameau_bouteille.jpg
I hope Dina takes her chance on Saturday, cause a GS final doesn't happen this often. :)
Too bad there's the school day thingy that day. :(

poulette
06-05-2008, 05:33 PM
http://www.solarnavigator.net/animal_kingdom/animal_images/Camel_Jordanian_Desert.jpg

amdany
06-05-2008, 05:41 PM
Q. Svetlana in her first five matches had been almost unbreakable on serve, and today you dominated her serve. How did you prepare to do that, and how did you execute that so well?

DINARA SAFINA: Well, with her, I really had to be aggressive, especially with return. Just always to keep her under pressure.

Maybe just I had it so much in my mind, so just whatever was coming I knew that I had to hit. I was moving much more aggressive to the ball by having this already in my mind.


Q. Moving to the final match, you're going to play against Ana or Jelena, most probably Ana. How are you going to meet her? Is this the first time you're going to play her? What are your experiences with her?

DINARA SAFINA: This is not first time playing. We already play before. It's still too early to think about. It's still in two days. I still have to enjoy today.

When I will come to the point where I have to think about match point, then I'll think about it.


Q. What is your experience with her before?

DINARA SAFINA: She's up. (laughter.)


Q. What do you think of this final, Slav final? Do you have an explanation why there are so many Russian/Serbian players in the top at this moment?

DINARA SAFINA: This is first time you are in a press conference? Because every time the same questions you ask. I don't know how many times we have to say, I guess from the beginning, that we have a pretty good school for the technique.

I think that, and the old generation, they teach, the coaches, they really learn us how to play, how to play with the ball. The technique is very important in tennis.

I guess that's ‑‑ and then I think just the like the characters. You will see everybody on the tour. Everybody is such a fighter, so I think just that we are really strong personally.


Q. About the match, how do you feel winning that first set for a change?

DINARA SAFINA: I think first set was really important, because I was up straight with the break, and then I lost my serve. Then she was ‑‑ I think she was 3‑2 up. I don't remember.

But it was really like important to go through, because once I went ‑‑ like I had a set, then I knew, like, I can still push a little bit more. Also what it would be for me mentally easier and physically.

Once you sat down, after having yesterday I would think maybe I would go a little bit down. Then you know, like, okay, you have one set in front. Then, of course, fire comes and you really like start to fly.


Q. Sometimes when a player survives a match, had a match point against them, they get freer. They feel like maybe destiny is on their side. You've done it twice in this tournament. Do you feel that way?

DINARA SAFINA: I guess I felt that being two times away from the tournament and still be here, so ‑‑ and God kept me in this tournament, so I could not anymore. So I said, Okay, now I'm not going to be any more passive.

I have to be aggressive, because there will be no third chance that this will happen. And then, of course, after losing this fears, and like playing two times, I was two times maybe a little bit tight.

After going through, then there is no more emotions inside. Like you just know what you have to do.


Q. Were there any emotions when you're serving at 5‑2 Love‑30, thinking about the last couple of matches?

DINARA SAFINA: A little bit. But then I was like first point was way too passive. I was like, Come on. I mean, you are 5‑2 up, double break. I mean, don't be passive like the other ones did with me.

So I said better miss, but do the right thing. Actually then I start to be a little bit aggressive, and I served well there.


Q. Like most matches, there are many crucial moments. I wonder whether you think the sixth game of the second set, that long game she won, might have been the most crucial moment. Because she was beginning to try to get the momentum back from you, and you had to work hard to win that game.

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah, that was important, because first I was Love‑30 down and then I came back 30‑All and then I had game points.

Then on some points she played well, and then also I think was like long rally and she played me dropshot. I got there, and I still missed by a little bit.

But then that's good that I stayed there. I didn't want with my mind like kind of angry at myself. I'm like, Oh, unlucky.

But I stayed there, like, Okay, unlucky, but I still will fight for this game, and that's turned.


Q. You had two and long matches against Dementieva and Sharapova. Today did you feel any exhaustion at all at any moment during the match?

DINARA SAFINA: Actually, I was surprised, like today in the morning, because I really had to wake up a little bit early and to go first I think to the gym to keep my body going. So I started already from early morning to move.

I think that if I would have one day off and then I would have to play tomorrow would be different. Because like this it would relax my mind. But I was so tense that, I'm not tired. I'm not tired. I'm not tired.

So I no even think in my mind that I'm tired. Maybe by the end of the day today I will feel like more exhausted.


Q. It's your first Slam final, and it's a new situation for you. What's going to be the key for you just mentally going into this match?

DINARA SAFINA: I think just take it as another match and just take focus on myself and what I have to do. Like there is only the ball, and I have to do the things that I know to do, and try to avoid thinking as much as I can about, This is the final. If it's like the first round.

Like it's still the same court and still the same ball. It's just how I take it in my mind, how I will prepare for the final.


Q. You looked pretty calm on court today. Is it because you are thankful for what happened in the previous rounds, or just because you have self‑confidence?

DINARA SAFINA: I think I was confident, like there's nothing else can happen. Already being down, and then also winning the matches in two sets and completely losing the match and still ‑‑ so I went through everything until the final, like until now, so I had like confidence in everything.


Q. In the middle of the second set, the double faults began to creep into your game. It cost you a game. Were you getting a little bit tired? And if you were, how did you pull yourself out of that?

DINARA SAFINA: I mean, once I served the first serve, and by the end of the serve I was already one meter behind the baseline. So I was like, maybe at least on the first serve you will jump in the court and not behind.

I was not jumping, I was just turning. It was disaster. And then I was like, Come on, just do the right thing on the serve, and then if it flies out it flies out. But just at least turn your shoulders, go down with the legs, and jump.

And then there was this in long point when I made serve her ace wide. At least I served 150, because the other serves were 114, and my score said that it was at least fast. One was 105.

After that, I really ‑‑ like I turned, I jumped, and I was like, Okay, now you do like this every time. So I think that ace helped me.


Q. What about your brother? What's the best advice he has given you? And will he show up for the final?

DINARA SAFINA: No, he's in England. He won't show up for the final.


Q. But he'll be able to watch it on TV live?

DINARA SAFINA: If it's going to be live, I guess he will watch it. (laughter.)


Q. I saw that you won twice, and you lost once to both the Serbian the girls, 2 to 1, head to head. I'd like to know if that is more an advantage because it gives you more confidence, or it's a handicap in a way because puts you more pressure knowing that you had won and so you should repeat yourself. What of the two things?

DINARA SAFINA: Pressure, no. I mean, they're the ones who are better ranked and better players, so all the pressure has to be ‑‑ they have to prove.

And for my ‑‑ as I said, I'll just trying to concentrate on what I know how ‑‑ what I know to do on the court, and just do have I would be able to do that day.

Just, like, give everything I have. Because there is no more like I have ‑‑ if I have to die, I will have to die on the court, because there is no more ‑‑ there is no ‑‑ to save energy for nothing, so I have to give all my energy out.


Q. You're probably not the fastest player in women's tennis, but you're probably faster than you were a couple years ago. How have you improved your quickness around the court?

DINARA SAFINA: Well, this is the thing that I started to work on, and I have a new fitness coach. So this is for me the key: The fitness.

So when I feel like light on the court, yes, I'm not the fastest, but I still can read the game. I'm big, so I can still cover the court, so...

I'm working on it, and I still ‑‑ I think I can be still ‑‑ there is lot of things that I can improve.


Q. Have you ever thought that Marat saved a match point on a Slam event and then he won it?

DINARA SAFINA: Yes. It was against Roger in semis.


Q. Does that help your confidence?

DINARA SAFINA: We will see.

poulette
06-05-2008, 05:44 PM
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luxsword
06-05-2008, 05:48 PM
Q. What do you think of this final, Slav final? Do you have an explanation why there are so many Russian/Serbian players in the top at this moment?

DINARA SAFINA: This is first time you are in a press conference? Because every time the same questions you ask. I don't know how many times we have to say, I guess from the beginning, that we have a pretty good school for the technique.
:spit: :haha:

Ales_Alessandra
06-05-2008, 06:14 PM
:lol:
And :woohoo: :woohoo:
:eek:
I'll watch it too!! Cheering loud for her!! I think it will be a great match!!
DAVAIIIII!!! :rocker:

Krikry
06-05-2008, 06:17 PM
Hope she's gonna win! She deserves it so much :) :) :)

BelgianWaffle
06-05-2008, 06:29 PM
impressive match kuzzy was outplayed
I wouldn't say outplayed ;) Kuzzy did a hell of a lot to help her winning actually. I mean, not to take credit away from Dinara, she played wonderful, but Kuznetsova just didn't show up for this match. :o

Anyway, well done Dinara and she deserves to be in her first GS-final!

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/9981/svetur4.jpg
By woa (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/woa) at 2008-06-05
Actually when she stuck out her tongue our commentators went all gushy about Marat :lol: they were like 'awwww look how much she resembles her brother.. we sure do miss him, he was such a terrific player and full of personality..'
Obviously I wasn't to happy about Oaf being referred to in the past tense :p but it was kinda funny how they were all nostalgic about him. :D

michellej
06-05-2008, 06:39 PM
we sure do miss him, he was such a terrific player and full of personality..'

They forgot to add... "and he's soooo good-looking" And someone should tell them he's still around , usually not in one tournament for too long, but still around. And I doubt if his personality has changed. LOL

BelgianWaffle
06-05-2008, 06:47 PM
well the commentators were both male so obiously they weren't gonna talk about Marat's looks on national tv :p (I did get the vibe they were kind of jealous of his whole bad-boy personality.. those were the same commentators as the ones from the 2005 AO-final and at the time they couldn't stop talking about his escapades :p )

Damita
06-05-2008, 07:02 PM
OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was busy all afternoon, in court, then in appointments with clients, so I had no idea of how it went, at all! And now it's almost 8pm, i'm still at work and I was like "should i check now or wait to be at home?", I was scared to look for the result now and be depressed during my one hour trip in bus :(

But curiosity was too strong and i opened the RG website, scared to see who would be on their homepage pic :scared: but OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! giant killer strikes again :p and in straight sets, mind you!

I'm sooooooooooo proud of her! :worship::worship::worship:

And she'll face Ana, my second fav :D (first time in years i'm looking forward to the women's final in RG :p). This is crazy!!!! :banana:

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/9981/svetur4.jpg
By woa (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/woa) at 2008-06-05
awww :D

je sens que marat a conservé son texto brouillon:lol:

ok, i'm off now. But i want to abuse that key once again: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p :woohoo:

michellej
06-05-2008, 07:19 PM
:bigclap:





Here's something for superstitious people to think about. Dinara has now won 12 matches in a row on clay. If she wins the final that will be 13. She is seeded #13. Fate...it has to happen. Lucky 13

Deea
06-05-2008, 09:08 PM
Q: What do you think of this final, Slav final? Do you have an explanation why there are so many Russian/Serbian players in the top at this moment?

DINARA SAFINA: This is first time you are in a press conference? Because every time the same questions you ask. I don't know how many times we have to say, I guess from the beginning, that we have a pretty good school for the technique.


This made me laugh too :rolls: :rolls: these Safins and press conferences :p

Anyhow well doneeeee! It's amaizing! I so agree with u Steppy...this is like the first women's final I'm really looking forward to! :bounce: I like Ana too but davaaaaaai Dina! :rocker2:

Mrs. Fabregas
06-05-2008, 09:19 PM
:eek::worship::banana: :woohoo:

Go Dina :yeah: and :eek: Ana is the new no. 1 on monday!

It's going to be an awsome ladies final :bounce: but unfortunately i can't see it live due to work :rolleyes: as counts for the men semi's too :mad:

denibas77
06-05-2008, 09:57 PM
He's in England. He won't show up for the final."
Safina shatters the hopes of a host of females as she reveals brother Marat won't be in the crowd on Saturday.
:angel::lol:

safinaferrero
06-05-2008, 10:15 PM
Dinara:yeah: well done !!!!

Damita
06-05-2008, 11:54 PM
well the commentators were both male so obiously they weren't gonna talk about Marat's looks on national tv :p (I did get the vibe they were kind of jealous of his whole bad-boy personality.. those were the same commentators as the ones from the 2005 AO-final and at the time they couldn't stop talking about his escapades :p )
why not? ours do that all the time :p (what do you mean, "gay"? :scratch: :p)

Here's something for superstitious people to think about. Dinara has now won 12 matches in a row on clay. If she wins the final that will be 13. She is seeded #13. Fate...it has to happen. Lucky 13
Interesting...

...but please everyone, no jinxing!!! i'll personally take care of anyone jinxing :armed: :p
Q: What do you think of this final, Slav final? Do you have an explanation why there are so many Russian/Serbian players in the top at this moment?

DINARA SAFINA: This is first time you are in a press conference? Because every time the same questions you ask. I don't know how many times we have to say, I guess from the beginning, that we have a pretty good school for the technique.


This made me laugh too :rolls: :rolls: these Safins and press conferences :p

Anyhow well doneeeee! It's amaizing! I so agree with u Steppy...this is like the first women's final I'm really looking forward to! :bounce: I like Ana too but davaaaaaai Dina! :rocker2:yeah, I mean i liked the Nastya/Lena final but not that much. And since then there was always Henin :rolleyes:
But this time, 2 players I really really like :banana:

amdany
06-06-2008, 05:05 PM
today's press conference:

Q. How are you physically today after your big match?

DINARA SAFINA: Actually, I'm feeling pretty good. I recovered I think well after those two tough matches. Yesterday it was a little bit easier, so actually I'm okay.


Q. How do you improve your physical shape and how does it influence your game?

DINARA SAFINA: Well, physically it's a key for me, so I been working really hard. I even had to find a new fitness coach that I was looking for.

Of course, I was working really hard. We just started actually with him before Berlin, so...


Q. It's been almost two years since you played Ana in Canada in a rainy week, and we know how she's a different player today. How are you a different player today?

DINARA SAFINA: Well, it's really ‑‑ it's past already two years, so we both were really working hard on our weaknesses and to improve our best shots, so I don't know.

I've been searching of that, like how I can say? Like for the coach who can help me to develop my best shots and to improve my weaknesses. So I hope I'm ‑‑ I think I'm moving also much better than before. I don't know.

At the moment, the way I was playing these matches, I can say I was feeling pretty also confident on the court.


Q. I spoke with your mother yesterday, and she says the difference for you is that you're steadier. You have more belief and you have more control when you're on the court. Do you agree with that, as well?

DINARA SAFINA: Yeah. Also, like, with emotions for me, so I started to deal with my emotions and I accept some things if they're not going my way. So I say, Okay, it's not going my way. I have to find something else.

So maybe the years before I would say, Oh, I'm so unlucky. I cannot do this. So I would start to not even look for the answers. But now I'm trying every time, Okay, this is not working, but I'm going to find other solutions to still win a match when I'm not playing my best.


Q. You saved two times match points. Does it influence your mental attitude, because you could be not there?

DINARA SAFINA: Well, of course. As I said like before, now, like even it was set of 5‑2, maybe before it would be third set I would still fight. But like I could say all the match were in their hands.

Then I would say ‑‑ I would just not play anymore, like would not fight for that. But now I'm like, Okay, I'm still going to hang in there and still maybe give extra ball, extra shot, or maybe do something else.

So I start to always kind of search for something in the match.


Q. You said something yesterday that I've been thinking about quite a lot. You said your brother, who is in England, would not come to Paris. I thought, this could be the greatest moment of her tennis career. Why would he not come to watch your first Grand Slam final?

DINARA SAFINA: I don't know. Maybe he will come. He didn't tell me anything. I guess maybe he will make a surprise and he come, because I really like when he comes to see me.

But I think as when I see him play I get so nervous, so he will also be so nervous he will not even be able to watch me play.


Q. Your mother also said that through your careers that she gave very different advice to you than she did to Marat, because men's tennis and women's tennis and a man player and a woman player is so different. Were you aware of that? Did you sense that? She also said something to the fact that, you know, you thought that you would win right away like Marat did. She said, Oh, no, you'll have to wait for your turn.

DINARA SAFINA: Actually, I never heard this from her, so I don't know how... (laughter.)


Q. It's a secret?

DINARA SAFINA: Maybe she's telling you this, but she never told me this.


Q. You were a 14‑year‑old girl when your brother won the US Open. Can you tell us what you remember about that day?

DINARA SAFINA: Actually, I was not even watching the final, because he was in States and I was in ‑‑ at that moment we were living in Spain. They were showing I don't know on which channel, so we didn't even have even this channel.

We had just friends who were calling us and telling us the score. So then the parents ‑‑ I was already sleeping because it was so late for me, and then my parents came and they told me.

But when I saw this match on the video it was just, I don't know, amazing. Like the way he played, it's just ‑‑ was too good.


Q. I'd like to ask you about another family memory. Until this week, probably the most famous thing your family has done here was Marat dropping his shorts during the tournament in 2004. What do you remember about that?

DINARA SAFINA: I also didn't see this moment, but they have on YouTube, so I saw it a couple times. (laughter.)

Well, I don't know. He just ‑‑ I think he's also entertainer to watch. That's why the people love to come to watch him play, because he always give some show. I mean, he's real on the court. If he has emotions, he will not hide them. He will explode, because I think that he's real.

And if he felt like ‑‑ because I think it was really like a long point, and he was kind of like, I did like everything to win this point. He was like, how can you say it? He played out of his ass, so he kind of he showed it.


Q. Would you say that you and he share the same kind of personality?

DINARA SAFINA: I think even for the girls sometimes I behave not very nice. (laughter.) I am breaking the racquets also, and I sometimes I also can say not a nice words on the court.

But I'm like this. I know I'm not perfect, but the people have to like me the way I am. I don't want to hide my personality, to be like not the way I am. I'm the way I am.


Q. Considering that Ana Ivanovic hits so many winners but also unforced errors ‑ especially in yesterday's match when she hit 43 winners and 45 unforced errors ‑ do you think the extra‑ball tactics is the best one you can use against her?

DINARA SAFINA: Well, definitely you cannot think about her unforced errors, because that's not the way you have to go out there. As I said, I just have to go there and focus on myself, to play my game.

It's going to be, again, the one who first start to dominate the point. Because she likes to be aggressive, and I want also to be aggressive.

So just the one who is going to be more aggressive and who take the incentive in the point is going to win.


Q. This is a new experience for you. How are your nerves looking forward to tomorrow's match? And also, is it hard to keep yourself from thinking about how you might celebrate if you win and not jump ahead?

DINARA SAFINA: No, of course it's new experience for me. I don't want to think about this at the moment. I still have some time in the evening, and then I will sit with my coach and we're going to speak about the match.

But, anyway, I think like what was happening already these two weeks were really good, and just it's one more step to go.

As I said, I just want to give everything what I have left inside of me. And that after the match, whatever happens, you shake the hands and said, Well, I did everything, and who is better will win.


Q. Personality‑wise, do you and Marat take after your mom or your dad?

DINARA SAFINA: What do you mean?


Q. Like you said you say some words on court that you shouldn't, and he's temperamental or whatever. Who do you get that from in your family?

DINARA SAFINA: From my dad, because he's also like character, like cannot lose. Even he plays like football for fun, and when he loses with the friends and you come home he's also so angry.

And you're like, Pop, it's only a friend's match. But he's like so ‑‑ like always wants to win.


Q. You did such an excellent job on service returns yesterday against Svetlana. As you said, you were able to get into motion and step in and attack the serve. Is it more difficult or less difficult to read Ana's service to know where it's coming from so that you can also be equally aggressive with her serve?

DINARA SAFINA: It just comes from the mind. If in your mind kind of you want to be aggressive, you start already move much aggressive.

You start to look like at the ball more, because you know you have to take your chances. It's just the way you take it, I think.


Q. Do you think she has little advantage because she has the experience of Grand Slam finals?

DINARA SAFINA: We'll see tomorrow. (laughter.)


Q. Since you got to Berlin, you've beaten six opponents who were in the top 10 at the time. Did you feel going to Berlin something was coming together? Did you have any sense that something like this could happen?

DINARA SAFINA: Not really. When I went to Berlin I just ‑‑ I don't know, like just there I came to the tournament and I said, like, Okay, I'm going to just take one match at a time and I'm going to play my game, and whatever happens.

Because I knew if I'm going to play my game, and even if I will lose a match, it's one step in front because I played my game, and then I know on what I have to work if I lose.

Okay, and then there is more possibility that I will win, because my game is aggressive. I just took one match at a time. I was just focusing on myself, what I have to do, and not on the opponents.

That's how it started. So I found myself on the court, and it was just match by match and point by point.


Q. Sometimes you ask to the ball boys a special ball. It's because you are superstitious or something like that?

DINARA SAFINA: It's ‑‑ yeah, then you lose the point and then you say that you don't care anymore. (laughter.)

No, it's stupid things, but, yeah, you start like, Okay, why not one more point to win with this ball, and you just start to go with this.

raven gypsy
06-06-2008, 08:05 PM
^^ She had several funny comments in her presser!
Davai Dinara. :clap2:

Krikry
06-06-2008, 08:13 PM
She also watches videos of Marat on youtube :lol:

Journalists and their questions are so stupid by the way.

Damita
06-06-2008, 10:13 PM
Q. I'd like to ask you about another family memory. Until this week, probably the most famous thing your family has done here was Marat dropping his shorts during the tournament in 2004. What do you remember about that?

DINARA SAFINA: I also didn't see this moment, but they have on YouTube, so I saw it a couple times. (laughter.)

Well, I don't know. He just ‑‑ I think he's also entertainer to watch. That's why the people love to come to watch him play, because he always give some show. I mean, he's real on the court. If he has emotions, he will not hide them. He will explode, because I think that he's real.

And if he felt like ‑‑ because I think it was really like a long point, and he was kind of like, I did like everything to win this point. He was like, how can you say it? He played out of his ass, so he kind of he showed it.
:spit: quote of the week :worship:
(enfin ça et Monfils qui parlait de ses derniers matchs en disant qu'il était programmé pour bander pour des matchs comme ceux-là, ou quelque chose comme ça :o :p)

Merci Hamdanie :)

Curls
06-07-2008, 02:20 AM
Enough with all of the Marat questions ALREADY!!!! ... OK, yes he's a superstar and a character yadda yadda yadda, but surely she's coming out from behind his shadow now and the media should be getting to know her, not whether her and Marat used to eat the same freakin' breakfast cereal as children ... ... ... *rant over* :lol:

I think it would be wonderful for Dinara, and all of the Safin clan, if Marat was at her match, but if it means more nerves than she'll already have, perhaps it's best if he's not there :awww:

PennyThePenguin
06-07-2008, 03:22 AM
:woohoo: thank you mushy for telling me the score :D
hope I can watch the match today
marat! stop paying those journalists to mention you after every match! :p ;)

luxsword
06-07-2008, 09:12 AM
Well, for a match on the we on national tv, mt yv sucks vey badly and i gotta go around 3 pm. :(
Could anyone who'll be here when the final's over post my smiling camel if Dina wins ? She'll deserve it if she grabs her chance. :dance:

amdany
06-07-2008, 09:53 AM
:spit: quote of the week :worship:
(enfin ça et Monfils qui parlait de ses derniers matchs en disant qu'il était programmé pour bander pour des matchs comme ceux-là, ou quelque chose comme ça :o :p)

Merci Hamdanie :)

my pleasure:) and about Gael:o

Deea
06-07-2008, 12:34 PM
I don't understand bander. What does it mean? *too lazy to check a dictionary* :angel:

I'm looking more forward to the women's final than to the men's :lol: Rafa-Fede bleah been there done that 2 times already :p 3, if u count the semifinal from 2005 :lol:

luxsword
06-07-2008, 12:39 PM
I don't understand bander. What does it mean? *too lazy to check a dictionary* :angel:
:secret: In this case it means "to have a hard-on". :o

amdany
06-07-2008, 12:48 PM
I don't understand bander. What does it mean? *too lazy to check a dictionary* :angel:

I'm looking more forward to the women's final than to the men's :lol: Rafa-Fede bleah been there done that 2 times already :p 3, if u count the semifinal from 2005 :lol:

lucie told you:angel:
I'm also looking forward to the women's final cause the men's one is getting on my nerves:rolleyes:

Krikry
06-07-2008, 03:57 PM
I'm so sad :sad:

wurthluc91
06-07-2008, 04:01 PM
Oh, nice tournament for Dinara, shame she couldn't cap it off. Did everyone else her Dinara take a swipe at the Ivanovic box, saying they were annoying? That's what I heard and what the RG radio announcers said...

mer
06-07-2008, 04:02 PM
:sad:

PennyThePenguin
06-07-2008, 04:03 PM
:sobbing: :crying2:

Curls
06-07-2008, 04:17 PM
:bigclap: Well Done Dinara ... allllllmost, but not quite, but a fantastic Grand Slam anyway :hatoff: :banana:

Ana is such a sweetheart, but Dinara in tears at the end just broke my heart :awww: .... onwards and upwards girl!!! :yeah: (I'm sure her half a million euros will cheer her up just a little bit!!! :hearts::hearts: )

amdany
06-07-2008, 04:22 PM
:sad:Dinara:hug:

mer
06-07-2008, 04:22 PM
She was too nervous :sad: She even asked her mom (as far as I understand) to go away.

Curls
06-07-2008, 04:24 PM
Oh, nice tournament for Dinara, shame she couldn't cap it off. Did everyone else her Dinara take a swipe at the Ivanovic box, saying they were annoying? That's what I heard and what the RG radio announcers said...
Yes, she did say that they were loud and annoying :o:lol:... I don't think she was having a swipe at them tho - I think she was nervous and a bit emotional ... I actually thought she was making a joke, but *ahem* perhaps not :lol:

glad to hear that she thanked the ballkids, just as her brother would :lol:

Curls
06-07-2008, 04:29 PM
She was too nervous :sad: She even asked her mom (as far as I understand) to go away.
:awww: really! A couple of times they showed her box and her Mum wasn't there :unsure:

She was very nervous and very emotional - completely understandbale given the enormity of the occasion, but what a great tournament for her - I hope it's the start of big big things :banana:

mer
06-07-2008, 04:34 PM
:awww: really! A couple of times they showed her box and her Mum wasn't there :unsure:
Dinara looked up and said (almost begged) to somebody "Go away from the court, please!" Then after another point she said again "go away!" After changeover our commentator said Rausa left the box..

raven gypsy
06-07-2008, 05:31 PM
Congrats to Ana!

Dinara, really terrific tournament for her. :bounce:
She knows what she's got to work on for the future (UEs, DFs) and she's ranked #9 next week.

Anyway she was undeniably one of the BIG stories of the French.
Thanks for making it memorable. :wavey:

Damita
06-07-2008, 05:34 PM
Oh, nice tournament for Dinara, shame she couldn't cap it off. Did everyone else her Dinara take a swipe at the Ivanovic box, saying they were annoying? That's what I heard and what the RG radio announcers said...I didn't hear well because on our tv there was a woman doing translation over Dina's voice (which is so silly and useless since we could hear the on-court interviewer doing the translation after Dina talked :rolleyes:), but i heard something like she wanted to congratulate Ana even though they were noisy (i thought she meant her and Ana, but apparently not) and getting on their nerves mutually (this is more what i get from the stupid woman translator rather than from Dina)

She was too nervous :sad: She even asked her mom (as far as I understand) to go away.oh so that's why. Our commentators were wondering where she had gone and why. Poor Dina :awww:

Well done anyway. I'm not as upset as I thought I would be if she lost (maybe cuz i like Ana too). That was a great tournament, she has improved so much. Beating all those top 10 players, winning Berlin, making it to the final here, saving match points, etc. She has so much more confidence now I hope we'll see more of her in big finals! :D
kudos to Krajan (:hearts:) for this good work also.

And kudos to Dina for the hug she gave Ana at the net. Showing class even if she lost :yeah:

Damita
06-07-2008, 05:35 PM
Congrats to Ana!

Dinara, really terrific tournament for her. :bounce:
She knows what she's got to work on for the future (UEs, DFs) and she's ranked #9 next week.

Anyway she was undeniably one of the BIG stories of the French.
Thanks for making it memorable. :wavey:back in the top 10? :D yay!

Remy
06-07-2008, 05:42 PM
Great job by dinara, eventhough she lost she didn't play bad. i'm happy she got so far. :) ana was too good..

Jelena_78
06-07-2008, 06:05 PM
Great tournament for Dinara! :clap2:

I watched all 3 matches vs her countrywomen and she was awesome!!!
Today she was too nervous which is I guess expected, her first final :hug:

mir
06-07-2008, 06:07 PM
missed the match :awww:

was it a good one?

Krikry
06-07-2008, 06:10 PM
Dinara didn't play at her best, she was too nervous! But still an interesting match ;)

mir
06-07-2008, 06:22 PM
score?

yarina
06-07-2008, 06:30 PM
score?

6-4 6-3

yarina
06-07-2008, 06:34 PM
From her press conference after the final:

Q. I didn't notice Marat in your box. Is he here today?

DINARA SAFINA: No, he's not here. Somehow I thought that he might come, but unfortunately he didn't came.

Marat should have come today: It wouldn't have made such a big difference to his preparation I suppose and anyway it's not like he's preparing for the tournament of his life now, whereas she was playing the most important match of her career so far and he knows she adores him...anyway, it might be too tough for him to witness her being in a position he'd like to be; or maybe he just knew she was going to lose this - as so many people were predicting - and did not want to witness that.

helen10
06-07-2008, 06:39 PM
From her press conference after the final:



Marat should have come today: It wouldn't have made such a big difference to his preparation I suppose and anyway it's not like he's preparing for the tournament of his life now, whereas she was playing the most important match of her career so far and he knows she adores him...anyway, it might be too tough for him to witness her being in a position he's like to be; or maybe he just knew she was going to lose this - as so many people were predicting - and did not want to witness that.


Awww, bless!

In my opinion, he would have been damned if he'd come back to Paris (e.g. by the press - marat is not taking his tennis seriously...blah blah blah...) and damned that he didn't (shouldn't he have been there to support his sister...etc etc).

Since Dinara asked her mother to leave the box, I can't imagine having Marat who apparently is even more nervous would have helped. Very sweet though that she wanted him there. She did so well in the past month and looks so much fitter and faster, I'm sure she'll have more chances. :)

yarina
06-07-2008, 07:13 PM
Awww, bless!

In my opinion, he would have been damned if he'd come back to Paris (e.g. by the press - marat is not taking his tennis seriously...blah blah blah...) and damned that he didn't (shouldn't he have been there to support his sister...etc etc).

Since Dinara asked her mother to leave the box, I can't imagine having Marat who apparently is even more nervous would have helped. Very sweet though that she wanted him there. She did so well in the past month and looks so much fitter and faster, I'm sure she'll have more chances. :)

It was clear from yesterday's interview even that she was hoping he would surprise her and come to the final...If he was so nervous he could have just come and not sit in her box, just sit somewhere else.

And I don't think anyone would have accused him of non-professionalism for coming to his sister's final...Anyway, I know I should not judge him without knowing all the details; but also I do not want to excuse him without knowing these.

mer
06-07-2008, 07:17 PM
She wanted him to come but judging from her nervous reaction to having her mom in the box and the way she said 'go away' I think that Marat presence wouldn't do anything good for her. Probably the parents knew that too. I guess that they would ask him to come othervise.

denibas77
06-07-2008, 07:51 PM
I wanna say to my team that sometimes they annoy me, but thanks for their support-this was said by Dinara so she didn't mention Ana's team

yarina
06-07-2008, 07:58 PM
I wanna say to my team that sometimes they annoy me, but thanks for their support-this was said by Dinara so she didn't mention Ana's team

You are wrong, she called Ana's team and not hers annoying...Please make sure you know what you've heard before posting it.

Also, I don't think she wanted to sound that harsh anyway, she was sort of trying to be funny...

Damita
06-07-2008, 08:14 PM
She wanted him to come but judging from her nervous reaction to having her mom in the box and the way she said 'go away' I think that Marat presence wouldn't do anything good for her. Probably the parents knew that too. I guess that they would ask him to come othervise.Agreed. Surely she thought it'd be nice that if she won her first GS he'd be there, especially as she has so much respect for him. But precisely because it was her first GS final it's probably better he wasn't around. If her mom, who's always there, made her nervous all of a sudden, we can easily imagine how worse it could have been with her big bro coming exceptionally.

Besides, he would have stolen part of the spotlight, even if not voluntarily. Look at all her press conferences during these two weeks. Half the questions she was asked were related to Marat, which tends to be even more surprising than what it could be in the past because since Berlin she has proved she has it to be a regular top 10 player so it would make sense journalists would start understand she's out of his shadow now and deserves headlines for herself.
So had he come today, not only would they have asked her about him, but also they would have tried to interview him (i can picture Nelson getting a seat close to her box and attacking Marat on the first occasion :p). Not even mentioning fans trying to approach him for autographs during the match, or at least making their notebooks circulate through the rows to get autographs. I've witnessed that once at a Marat match, people trying to get autographs from Guga. It creates a lot of agitation around the court. So given how nervous Dina already was today, I'm not sure more agitation in her player box caused by Marat would have helped much :shrug:

Next time, when she's less nervous, maybe she can cope with that and with her emotions and then yes it'll be a nice thing to have him there in her box. :)

Damita
06-07-2008, 08:22 PM
You are wrong, she called Ana's team and not hers annoying...Please make sure you know what you've heard before posting it.

Also, I don't think she wanted to sound that harsh anyway, she was sort of trying to be funny...a) no need to be so harsh
b) the RG website says she was talking about her own staff :shrug:

mer
06-07-2008, 08:31 PM
In SF itw Dinara said firm that Marat is in England and he wouldn't come and she sounded ok with it. The next day after as I guess talking to him she assumed that he might come but apparently they didn't talk directly about it. How I see it, if Dinara or parents let Marat now that he's needed there he would have come. But they didn't. I think Marat is a typical guy and he has to be told what you expect him to do when it comes to such things. He was on his own since 14 and it looks like he doesn't really need that much family support in the box. So he might think that other people are like him and doesn't understand what's the deal until being told directly.
Plus he probably didn't want to jinx her and to make her nervous or couldn't make it for some reason.

helen10
06-07-2008, 08:32 PM
In SF itw Dinara said firm that Marat is in England and he wouldn't come and she sounded ok with it. The next day after as I guess talking to him she assumed that he might come but apparently they didn't talk directly about it. How I see it, if Dinara or parents let Marat now that he's needed there he would have come. But they didn't. I think Marat is a typical guy and he has to be told what you expect him to do when it comes to such things. He was on his own since 14 and it looks like he doesn't really need that much family support in the box. So he might think that other people are like him and doesn't understand what's the deal until being told directly.
It's this or he simply didn't want to jinx or couldn't make it for some reason.

:lol: how true!

mer
06-07-2008, 08:36 PM
:lol: how true!
;) *sigh*

yarina
06-07-2008, 08:53 PM
a) no need to be so harsh
b) the RG website says she was talking about her own staff :shrug:

Sorry, I sounded too harsh, I realise now.

I listened to her speech and she was talking about Ana's team; and she was actually so right :lol: they were quite annoying with all their very aggressive encouragements and "chest hitting" - or whatever you call that in English

mer
06-07-2008, 08:56 PM
I listened to her speech and she was talking about Ana's team; and she was actually so right :lol: they were quite annoying with all their very aggressive encouragements and "chest hitting" - whatever you call that in English
yes, she was talking about Ana's team but she didn't want to be harsh, it was just not very good joke attempt. But I believe that she will have enough opportunities in the future to brash her presentation speech :p

yarina
06-07-2008, 09:03 PM
yes, she was talking about Ana's team but she didn't want to be harsh, it was just not very good joke attempt. But I believe that she will have enough opportunities in the future to brash her presentation speech :p

As I said above, I also felt she was trying to be funny; she is very direct and does not speak in her native language, that's why she may sometimes sound harsher than she meant to.

poulette
06-07-2008, 09:34 PM
agagaga ! pourquoi elle a merdé ? j'ai ma théorie, il faisait un tps de chien, et ça aurait été nul qu'elle gagne cette finale aujourdh'ui ! l'année prochaine il fera beau, et elle pourra boire pour quinze. on se prendra ds les bras, et tout le monde sera content

in english now.... euh...


do u know that dinara can speak french.. she said "bonjour" and "je t'aime paris".. But, she pronounce paris with the added "s" at the end.... when you say "parisse", it's like paris hilton. capito ?

ok je m'explique mal... ils ont rien compris hihi

Krikry
06-07-2008, 09:48 PM
Agreed. Surely she thought it'd be nice that if she won her first GS he'd be there, especially as she has so much respect for him. But precisely because it was her first GS final it's probably better he wasn't around. If her mom, who's always there, made her nervous all of a sudden, we can easily imagine how worse it could have been with her big bro coming exceptionally.

Besides, he would have stolen part of the spotlight, even if not voluntarily. Look at all her press conferences during these two weeks. Half the questions she was asked were related to Marat, which tends to be even more surprising than what it could be in the past because since Berlin she has proved she has it to be a regular top 10 player so it would make sense journalists would start understand she's out of his shadow now and deserves headlines for herself.
So had he come today, not only would they have asked her about him, but also they would have tried to interview him (i can picture Nelson getting a seat close to her box and attacking Marat on the first occasion :p). Not even mentioning fans trying to approach him for autographs during the match, or at least making their notebooks circulate through the rows to get autographs. I've witnessed that once at a Marat match, people trying to get autographs from Guga. It creates a lot of agitation around the court. So given how nervous Dina already was today, I'm not sure more agitation in her player box caused by Marat would have helped much :shrug:

Next time, when she's less nervous, maybe she can cope with that and with her emotions and then yes it'll be a nice thing to have him there in her box. :)

Actually Nelson was a moment in Dinara's box but I think nobody wanted to talk to him :lol:

poulette
06-07-2008, 10:04 PM
http://www.telesphere.tv/images/trombi/NelsonMonfort.jpgActually Nelson was a moment in Dinara's box but I think nobody wanted to talk to him :lol:

poulette
06-07-2008, 10:48 PM
:lol: how true!

:eek:... I understand now..
ils sont si simplistes, si primaires :sad:

Damita
06-07-2008, 11:16 PM
In SF itw Dinara said firm that Marat is in England and he wouldn't come and she sounded ok with it. The next day after as I guess talking to him she assumed that he might come but apparently they didn't talk directly about it. How I see it, if Dinara or parents let Marat now that he's needed there he would have come. But they didn't. I think Marat is a typical guy and he has to be told what you expect him to do when it comes to such things. He was on his own since 14 and it looks like he doesn't really need that much family support in the box. So he might think that other people are like him and doesn't understand what's the deal until being told directly.
Plus he probably didn't want to jinx her and to make her nervous or couldn't make it for some reason.agreed

agagaga ! pourquoi elle a merdé ? j'ai ma théorie, il faisait un tps de chien, et ça aurait été nul qu'elle gagne cette finale aujourdh'ui ! l'année prochaine il fera beau, et elle pourra boire pour quinze. on se prendre ds les bras, et tout le monde sera content
:lol:

Actually Nelson was a moment in Dinara's box but I think nobody wanted to talk to him :lol:saw that, yes

Ales_Alessandra
06-07-2008, 11:35 PM
Congrats Dina, it was a grear tourn! :yeah:

PennyThePenguin
06-08-2008, 03:43 AM
about dinara's comment, I think she was referring to ana's box, definitely, but I took it that she meant it as a joke, like how ana's team was so animated and that helped ana in the match, rather than meaning that they were very distracting for her. :D

Curls
06-08-2008, 08:48 AM
just watched her speech again ...
".... I want to say well done to her team ... sometimes they were a little bit annoying ... with all their (inaudible but something like "I My") and all this :) ... OK ... of course I'd like to say thanks to my team also ... ... ... "
She definitely meant it as a joke, you can tell by her facial expression, but it didn't quite work ... anyway

It reminded me of Tursunov's victory speech at Hopman Cup ... he said something like he knows what it feels like to not have a chance when playing against someone who's playing really well, but bad luck :rolls: ... Robredo looked like he was about to kill him :lol:

amdany
06-08-2008, 09:46 AM
agagaga ! pourquoi elle a merdé ? j'ai ma théorie, il faisait un tps de chien, et ça aurait été nul qu'elle gagne cette finale aujourdh'ui ! l'année prochaine il fera beau, et elle pourra boire pour quinze. on se prendra ds les bras, et tout le monde sera content

in english now.... euh...


do u know that dinara can speak french.. she said "bonjour" and "je t'aime paris".. But, she pronounce paris with the added "s" at the end.... when you say "parisse", it's like paris hilton. capito ?

ok je m'explique mal... ils ont rien compris hihi

:rolls: poulette, you always make me laugh
oh and she did say "à demain"(=see you tomorrow) too when she was interviewed by Laurent Luyat on friday...(I can't find the video:()

luxsword
06-08-2008, 10:33 AM
Agreed. Surely she thought it'd be nice that if she won her first GS he'd be there, especially as she has so much respect for him. But precisely because it was her first GS final it's probably better he wasn't around. If her mom, who's always there, made her nervous all of a sudden, we can easily imagine how worse it could have been with her big bro coming exceptionally.

Besides, he would have stolen part of the spotlight, even if not voluntarily. Look at all her press conferences during these two weeks. Half the questions she was asked were related to Marat, which tends to be even more surprising than what it could be in the past because since Berlin she has proved she has it to be a regular top 10 player so it would make sense journalists would start understand she's out of his shadow now and deserves headlines for herself.
So had he come today, not only would they have asked her about him, but also they would have tried to interview him (i can picture Nelson getting a seat close to her box and attacking Marat on the first occasion :p). Not even mentioning fans trying to approach him for autographs during the match, or at least making their notebooks circulate through the rows to get autographs. I've witnessed that once at a Marat match, people trying to get autographs from Guga. It creates a lot of agitation around the court. So given how nervous Dina already was today, I'm not sure more agitation in her player box caused by Marat would have helped much :shrug:

Next time, when she's less nervous, maybe she can cope with that and with her emotions and then yes it'll be a nice thing to have him there in her box. :)
:worship:

Actually Nelson was a moment in Dinara's box but I think nobody wanted to talk to him :lol:
:lol:
about dinara's comment, I think she was referring to ana's box, definitely, but I took it that she meant it as a joke, like how ana's team was so animated and that helped ana in the match, rather than meaning that they were very distracting for her. :D

I just hope it won't be quoted on paper, then, cause then the joking tone will be completely lost and stupid controversies are so quick to start. :(


Anyway, Dina :awww: well done but :sobbing: :bigcry: :sad:

asienkap
06-08-2008, 05:38 PM
my vid about Marat & Dinara :

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hitdLL2bqYg