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Dinara v Amelie

Wimbledon
by C2 (U9956155) 29 June 2009
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The world number one Dinara will wish to proceed to the quarters at Wimbledon for the first time.
Former world number one and Venus Rosewater champion Mauresmo is aiming for her fifth Wimbledon quarter.

Today is the first meeting on grass between the two and Dinara is looking to become the first number one seed to secure the title since Amelie herself in 2006.

To that end, Dinara will join her compatriot Elena Dementieva in the quarter-finals.

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comment by C2 (U9956155)

posted Jun 29, 2009

"Well I have a time machine.."

You went to Wimbledon possibly, but arrived in the WRONG year!

You instructed forward for the machine (I've used the Tampo-Morini eradicate-time machine ) and you almost certainly went BACK, to 2006, saw MoMo in the final and thought "Got it!!"
<laugh><laugh>

You have to instuct back to go forward in time and forward if you want to go back!
You said forward and went BACK to 2006 <friedegg>
<laugh><laugh><laugh>

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posted Jun 29, 2009

well we shall soon find out at the end of this set who has the stones to take the bull by the horns and go through! Come on Amelie, dont choke on me now baby!

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comment by feisty (U12606032)

posted Jun 29, 2009

Some really nice touches at the net by Amelie. Good match this, could go either way.

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posted Jun 29, 2009

It certainly has been full of drama! Some lovely tennis being played! I think if Amelie can break Safina now then she has it sewn up!

Please God!

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posted Jun 29, 2009

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Amelie!! What are you doing girl!!! :( Come on, break back now and kick some butt!! Please!

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comment by feisty (U12606032)

posted Jun 29, 2009

And there it is . . . . good effort from Amelie, but ultimately Safina was too much.

Is this the week that Dinara finally gets her slam title? She'll undoubtabley have to take out at least one Williams to do so . . .

<nonchalantly throws fake coin out of window>

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Jun 29, 2009

Well done, Safina!
<applause>
Not sure how far she will go, though....
;-)

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comment by C2 (U9956155)

posted Jun 29, 2009

"Not sure how far she will go..."

Whatever happens Dinara will be world number one for quite a while.

I know you don't care much about rankings Shivfan, however a lot of people, and nearly all professional women players do.

Especially world number one, every player knows how hard it is to even make the top twenty (for GB players top 100 <doh>) and Dinara clearly absolutely adores being world number one, which no matter what happen now at SW19, she will hold onto well into the itermediate future.

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posted Jun 29, 2009

Dinara scraped home today. She needs to deliver in the grand slams - sooner rather than later as there are girls who hit just as hard and 4/5 years younger and in the top 10 (Azarenka). Sabine will give her a match and wont be overpowered. Dinara may find herself doing the cossacks back to Moscow!

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posted Jul 1, 2009

So disappointed that Amelie didn't win. A great player, and a great lady too.

I have a nasty feeling this could be her last Wimbledon. I really hope not. She could and should have beaten Safina and I hope it shows her she can still hang in there and play great tennis. When she does retire, the game will lose a superb player.

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