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Live French Open - day 12

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Dinara Safina up against Dominika Cibulkova first up today, which if the Slovak can keep her nerve ought to be a decent battle. Then, Slammin Sam Stosur tackles the might of Serena-slayer Svetlana Kuznetsova... my money's on an all-Russian final. You?

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posted Jun 4, 2009

Or how poor my spelling is... whoops...

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posted Jun 4, 2009

I have been watching Sam Stosur play pretty much every match since the beginning of this tournament, and I have been impressed with what I saw. I just thought that her game suited this surface more than any other of the players. Since the r32 I actually backed her to win the tournament and have been vindicated so far. Since the start nobody's really mentioned her and she has been quietly working her way through the french with the minimum of fuss.

The unfortunate thing is that that 1st set and half was the worst I have seen her play here. If she played today like she has played in the rest of the tournament she would have won already in my opinion. Still, she picked it up in time and there is some way to go.

CMON SAM!!!

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posted Jun 4, 2009

Watching this match tells me how badly Serena played yesterday. She could have won that match and gone on to win this championship

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posted Jun 4, 2009

Actually TJSpursCanuck it was your grammar that was poor not your spelling smiley

I like the look of Cornet, haven't seen much of Pavlyuchenkova but heard good things...

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posted Jun 4, 2009

I feel the commentary on Kuznetsova is a little awry.. it looks as if she has an ankle injury which is causing her problems and yet for me she is the better player and deserves to be in the final. Of stor gets it she is lucky to be playing at this advantage

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posted Jun 4, 2009

Yeah I noticed that after too... third time's a charm, I'll get it right eventually. smiley

It wasn't the pace of the juniors that amazed me, so much as the spin and accuracy. I'm sure I could hit a ball as hard, but not consistently with as much spin and depth.

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posted Jun 4, 2009

Well played Kuznetsova, good match in the end...

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posted Jun 4, 2009

Well I think she deserves it and will be on good form in the final she looks a little tiredat the finish and i hope her ankle will not distact her. Great athlete though and a tough player to beat well one Svetlana...)))

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posted Jun 4, 2009

You gotta think Safina is the odds-on favourite, but Svetla been gritty this week...

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posted Jun 4, 2009

so disapointed with both semis,but until we get a better generation of female players were stuck with boring screamathons.

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