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Philli
#1 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:06:13 PM(UTC)
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Philli Wan was disappointed with The Princess's performance.  It seems as though The Power of the Serve has deserted her.   Master Yuri had turned her over to a former Jedi, Master Thomas, who was to take her on as his new Padawan.  He knew there was a lot to do before The Princess Maria would regain her confidence, but he never backed away from a challenge.  'The Serve will be with you, always', he told the Princess, 'You must believe in yourself''.   'I'll try', replied The Princess.  'No', answered Master Thomas, 'Do or not do, there is no try'.


Okay, for those who remember, we used to have fun a couple of years ago with this topic...Remember 'The Umpire Strikes Back', hehehe, one of my favorites.


Anyway, I thought it was time to make a new Thread for Miami, so if you like it, here it is.


 

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#2 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2011 4:02:12 PM(UTC)
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Yes, goos idea to start fresh! and this is a positive from your part!


Again don't expect much from her in Miami. I just hope she can serve well and less error would be more than enough, go slow but play consistent is what matter at this point.


Let's concentrate the efforts for next month's tournaments: Madrid asnd Stuggart


 

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#4 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2011 4:54:29 PM(UTC)
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You can forget Stuttgart. Maria will be in the Bahamas with Gisela Dulko doing an exhibition match on the weekend when the Tournament starts.

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#3 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2011 5:08:29 PM(UTC)
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Yes, goos idea to start fresh! and this is a positive from your part!


Again don't expect much from her in Miami. I just hope she can serve well and less error would be more than enough, go slow but play consistent is what matter at this point.


Let's concentrate the efforts for next month's tournaments: Madrid asnd Stuggart


 


Maria has never played in Germany ! So first European tournament is Madrid and then Rome !

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#5 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2011 5:18:07 PM(UTC)
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The idea of her playing two big tournaments back to back still seems pretty novel, i'm just enjoying watching her compete again.


Sounds kinda melancholy and contemplative but we dont know for sure how long her career's gonna last, ofcourse hopefully many more years but either way im just going to enjoy every match from now on. Win or lose. I agreed with myself and Nicole i wouldnt have any real expectations for this year, so i'll just see what happens and wish her good luck :-)


Davai!!

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The idea of her playing two big tournaments back to back still seems pretty novel, i'm just enjoying watching her compete again.


Sounds kinda melancholy and contemplative but we dont know for sure how long her career's gonna last, ofcourse hopefully many more years but either way im just going to enjoy every match from now on. Win or lose. I agreed with myself and Nicole i wouldnt have any real expectations for this year, so i'll just see what happens and wish her good luck :-)


Davai!!



Yes that's true. It's definitely good to see some changes. It's gonna take some time and even though it seems we've been waiting for past 3 years I am sure she's gonna come back once. We'll see what happens this season :)

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#7 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2011 10:18:58 PM(UTC)
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i bet she will rank up after Miami and that's i'll be waiting and watching for..
DAVAi!

hey Lemon Tea.. nice to see you both again :)
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#8 Posted : Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:08:05 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: giane Go to Quoted Post
i bet she will rank up after Miami and that's i'll be waiting and watching for..
and she's going to bounce back..lets go masha..even if she lost in IW, she played waaaaaaaaaay better now..and she'll be fine in Miami..

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as long as the game is not yet over
there's still hope..

common masha bring it 0nnnnnnn
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#9 Posted : Sunday, March 20, 2011 1:10:18 PM(UTC)
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I enjoy watching Maria play matches, and obviously enjoy it a whole lot more if she wins

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#10 Posted : Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:02:17 PM(UTC)
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Vamos Maria :)

Can someone tell me what Maria's seeding # will be in Miami? Same as IW?
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#11 Posted : Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:24:28 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: katmilr Go to Quoted Post
Vamos Maria :)

Can someone tell me what Maria's seeding # will be in Miami? Same as IW?


I dontttttttt think we'll know for sure until tomorrow but it's gotta be higher than IW, i'd imagine around 11/12 :-)

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Originally Posted by: tgj92 Go to Quoted Post


Originally Posted by: katmilr Go to Quoted Post
Vamos Maria :)

Can someone tell me what Maria's seeding # will be in Miami? Same as IW?


I dontttttttt think we'll know for sure until tomorrow but it's gotta be higher than IW, i'd imagine around 11/12 :-)



Masha will be seeded 10 ( including Kim and azarenka playing Miami), if those 2 are not playing Mahsa will be seeded 8


PS: Kim said on her Twitter that she practiced today but without serving ...and that she will have a chat with her coach and doctor .. so a decission will follow soon 

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#13 Posted : Sunday, March 20, 2011 4:10:45 PM(UTC)
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Maria's ranking tomorrow will be 13th, so she will probably be seeded 11th. She will get a Bye in the first round anyway.
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#14 Posted : Sunday, March 20, 2011 6:46:47 PM(UTC)
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she did well in IW, only her errors caused her to lose..she'll be doin good in miami..lets go!!!
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as long as the game is not yet over
there's still hope..

common masha bring it 0nnnnnnn
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#15 Posted : Sunday, March 20, 2011 8:55:57 PM(UTC)
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Maria should do pretty well. Key word should. Excited to watch though.

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Maria will be the number 13 in the ranking next week, so I think she will probably be seeded 11th, it depends if Victoria and Kim will recover on time to play, I think they will.
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#17 Posted : Sunday, March 20, 2011 10:10:29 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: liliu_wrj@yahoo.com.br Go to Quoted Post
Maria will be the number 13 in the ranking next week, so I think she will probably be seeded 11th, it depends if Victoria and Kim will recover on time to play, I think they will.


Yes. Barring a real problem during practice, I'd think they will both start--so the draw should be as expected.


Keep in mind, Miami has been known for draw hanky-panky But we shall see.


http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/Scores/Draws.aspx 


Qualifying draw is posted & q-play starts today Monday.  Fairly tough bunch of qualies.

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#18 Posted : Sunday, March 20, 2011 10:44:52 PM(UTC)
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thanks for all the responses guys.
can someone tell me when the draws come out? Tues? Wed?
Thanks!
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#19 Posted : Monday, March 21, 2011 12:08:43 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: katmilr Go to Quoted Post
thanks for all the responses guys.
can someone tell me when the draws come out? Tues? Wed?
Thanks!


 it should come out on Monday the 21st of March 


just making a small correction .... YES Masha is ranked #13 not #10 as i sad in my earlier post. Sorry for the wrong info just skipeed some players :) .. anyhow Masha will be seeded either 11th or  in the best case scenario 9th ( including here Kim and Azarenak not playing)


And about Miami beeing known as having a "cheet draw" i can agree to some extent .. but in the end it doesn't matter who you play .. if u are good and strong u can win no matter how the draw looks like right?....  

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#20 Posted : Monday, March 21, 2011 8:32:56 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Linsted Go to Quoted Post


Originally Posted by: katmilr Go to Quoted Post
thanks for all the responses guys.
can someone tell me when the draws come out? Tues? Wed?
Thanks!


 it should come out on Monday the 21st of March 


just making a small correction .... YES Masha is ranked #13 not #10 as i sad in my earlier post. Sorry for the wrong info just skipeed some players :) .. anyhow Masha will be seeded either 11th or  in the best case scenario 9th ( including here Kim and Azarenak not playing)


And about Miami beeing known as having a "cheet draw" i can agree to some extent .. but in the end it doesn't matter who you play .. if u are good and strong u can win no matter how the draw looks like right?....  



Correct. Since some main draw play starts tomorrow, it should be posted sometime today at


http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/Scores/Draws.aspx  


Re "cheet-sheet": That is prevailing wisdom. In fact, it's the rationale we hear from Maria & any other top players when they get a "draw" they don't dare to question. But after we've seen something as flagrant as the "wildcard" Henin targeted to help drive Dementieva from the game--we dunno what will happen next in the crooked venues.


I still think WTA is more likely to target the top Russian, Zvonareva, right now, but I could be wrong. (If the young Arab players were already contending, they might go to the top of the hit-list.)


Draw-riggers are closely linked with the trash-talkers. At this moment, commentariat try to persuade us they want to see Masha back at the top. They assume all fans have the memory of fruit-flies & forget the three solid years (05 thru 07) when they slandered her every time they opened their mouths. Only after she was down late in 08 did they change their tune.


When she's again a serious threat to "preferred champions", WATCH OUT.

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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