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Sunday Titlists: Dementieva, Soderling, Zvonareva

Posted by gauloises1 on February 15, 2010

Time has kind of made me its bitch tonight. FYI.

Elena Dementieva d. Lucie Safarova, 67(5) 61 64

Huge congratulations to Elena. She had some tough opponents to deal with, none more so than Lucie. The third set was really great stuff and should be taken as a smack in the face to all those who say that the WTA doesn’t produce good finals. That Elena burst into tears when she won really showed how much it meant to her.

And just when things couldn’t get more heartwarming, Momo presented her with the trophy.

Robin Soderling d. Mikhail Youzhny, 64 20 ret.

Poor, poor Mikhail Youzhny. He played so well to beat Nole in the semis (just like he did to beat Gasquet at the AO), then once again injury strikes him down. He was clearly heartbroken. Sad face.

A hearty ‘yay’ to Robin Soderling though. He had a nightmare at Chennai and the AO and a lot of people have been questioning whether he would be able to back up last year’s career-best achievements. Well, he’s not doing badly so far.

Vera Zvonareva d. Tamarine Tanasugarn, 64 64

Welcome back to the winner’s circle, Vera.

(Other tourney results to follow as soon as they finish / I can find decent photos.)

3 Responses to “Sunday Titlists: Dementieva, Soderling, Zvonareva”

  1. Mlle. Marseillaise (a.k.a Joan) said

    Why did Paris change the trophy? I thought the old one they had was one of the best on tour. Both Paris indoor tournaments have done this in recent years. The men’s master’s went from that awesome tree to whatever that block thing is now.

    Congratulations Elena! And I’m so happy she got it form Momo who obvioiusly meant a lot to her (and me.)

  2. Master Ace said

    Final b/w Elena and Lucie was a very good match as both ladies were slugging it out from the baseline. Lucie took the first set TB by being a little more aggressive than Elena. At the end, Elena’s consistency and serving(yes, serving as she had only 2 DFs and lost only one service game) was too much for Lucie in the final 2 sets.

  3. Is Sod actually licking his trophy? Ewwww.

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