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by kuzfan (U9011667) 21 March 2008
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The final is:
Kuznetsova vs Ivanovic

Both players had good wins in the SF's with Kuznetsova beating Sharapova in 3 sets and Ivanovic beating Jankovic in 2 tight sets. Both matches were filled with errors amongst some good shots.

With Kuznetsova and Ivanovic it is bound to be a match filled with winners and errors with whoever can hit winners whilst keeping the error count down being the overriding factor in who wins the match. I will back Kuzzy to come through in a tight 3 set match.

Who do you think will win?

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posted Mar 23, 2008

Congratulations to ANA, the Queen of Desert!<bubbly><heart>

Again Kuzzy is not up to the task -- losing 8 out of 9 finals since 2007(3 in 2008), only winning New Haven thanks to the retirement of Szavay.

So well done Ana! well done Serbia!

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posted Mar 23, 2008

well done to the serbian beauty ana ivanovic on the biggest title of her career so far <cool>

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posted Mar 23, 2008

Ana wins to make sure she stays in a spot that she doesn't deserve for another three weeks. Her position belongs rightfully to Maria Sharapova.

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posted Mar 23, 2008

Oh come off it, bing. Losing 8 out of 9 finals since last year still means she's REACHED nine finals in the last year, that's not exactly a waste of time.

Still, well done Ivanovic, continuing to prove that she is one to look out for in every major tournament. A future Grand Slam winner, I hope.

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comment by Marcus (U4764394)

posted Mar 23, 2008

Well played Ana Ivanovic! great winners to unforced error ratio 30:19. Kuznetsova imploded a bit at the end but hey was a stirring contest for a long time. i disagree that the number 2 ranking is automatically maria sharapovas. if she'd won the tournament i'd have said yep. rankings aren't doing the justice but hey. we'll see how it all goes in miami!

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posted Mar 23, 2008

Marcus-Maria isn't playing Miami because she was injured this tournament and doesn't want to do further damage.

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posted Mar 23, 2008

So pleased Ivanovic won, it means we get to see more of her on the tele!!! <star>

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comment by U11188452

posted Mar 23, 2008

Bullitmonkey,

Kuzzy reached 6 finals in 2007 (winning New Haven thanks to retirement of opponent, as I said)and 3 in 2008 (Sydney, Dubai, IW and lost them all). So her final record is pretty disastrous -- a mental block perhaps which she has to try to get rid of.

Maria Sharapova does NOT deserve being no.2, simply because of her unsportsmanlike screaming, and her making no effort whatsoever to refrain herself from such unnecessary self-indulgence. Such behavior only serves as a horrible example for the younger generation, so that they will no longer respect the tradition of the sport and their opponents.

Ana, JJ, Henin respect the tradition of the sport and their opponents, and therefore they should all be ranked higher, as it is luckily the case now.

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posted Mar 24, 2008

Congratulations to Ana and Novak. After Milorad Cavic's gold medal at the EC we could not have asked for more.

We are all Milorad Cavic.
Svi smo mi Milorad Cavic.

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posted Mar 25, 2008

Agree - find Sharapova's screeching most unpleasant and hit the 'mute' button when she is playing. Her father's unsportsman like behaviour doesn't do her any favours either. When are the powers that be going to clamp down on the grunts and shrieks in tennis - usually at its worst when the player is losing!!

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