Maria is capable of beating anyone and winning this tournament. If ONLY she can get her first serves in and throw in a few aces. The last few matches before she got the flu her service let her down at crucial points. I believe Maria CAN do it. I can't wait to watch her play some matches again. Shame she didn't play in the last three tournaments she signed for. Would have been great practice for her.
Her first match is on Sunday 13th at 19:05
Early Sunday morning in Europe; tomorrow--Saturday evening in the States:
2011 BNP PARIBAS OPEN ORDER OF PLAYIndian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, CaliforniaORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am (19:00 GMT)D Safina (RUS) vs  D Hantuchova (SVK) - WTAJ Del Potro (ARG) vs  I Ljubicic (CRO) - ATP C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [WC] S Stephens (USA) - WTA R Nadal (ESP) vs [Q] R de Voest (RSA) - ATPNot Before 7:00 PM (03:00 Sunday GMT)A Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs  M Sharapova (RUS) - WTANot Before 8:30 PM R Soderling (SWE) vs M Berrer (GER) - ATP
Oops! You are right, Paul. Maria plays tonight California time.
Give us a break, Philli........please......Are we supposed to take you seriously or is this another one of your jokes that Paul keeps defending you about. For starters, she didn't get to number one by accident. She fought hard to beat Serena at Wimbledon. She struggled to defend her position because of her shoulder injury.
That's like saying she'll never be 16-18 years old again. Well, duh. She's gotta approach it differently.
Oh, I do believe there's something to prove--in London next year. Everything between now & then is preparation, just like Lenochka did it.
Actually, there are more than a few I see standing there watching returns go by. lol