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Western & Southern Open AUGUST 15 - 21, 2011 CINCINNATI OH
Valkyre
#143 Posted : Monday, August 22, 2011 4:13:50 AM(UTC)
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Yeah shrieking becomes a no issue when it is Venus or Serena doing it.... and especially Serena who sounds nothing like a woman when she shrieks... Anyways fresh videos folks!

Poor highlights that last only 3 mins because it is from serenablog... we still waiting for the HD ones that will last close to 10mins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWAa2nIgxAg

Post math interview/ceremony:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH7m6lw9HPs

Post match press conference segment: (trophy looks huge! :D)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJspEomAenc

And we mustnt forget, HD highlights (as promised before) of the match between Maria and Kuznetsova are just released and they are awesome, 14 minutes long! That is the kind of quality we expect from the final match, but they are not yet ready. Maria in HD glory! (video includes also the post match interview) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFrYaNxb4ow

Hope you enjoy!

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#145 Posted : Monday, August 22, 2011 4:21:03 AM(UTC)
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U can be sure this is very much appreciated by all those members who couldn't see Masha "at work":)

Great job!!!


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#146 Posted : Monday, August 22, 2011 6:34:23 AM(UTC)
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They chose this one as point of the day: http://www.youtube.com/w...C5lA&feature=related Well, it certainly was very important for Maria.
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#147 Posted : Monday, August 22, 2011 10:39:26 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the video links, Valkyre. Great as usual.


I wouldn't call Maria's grunting shrieking. In fact I love it as it is her trademark and it tells me when her matches are on without looking at the screen all the time.  Serena and Venus grunt. Petkovic sounds like a dog being whipped. Azarenka has 2 syllable grunt. We can go on and on but what's the point? Let the media amuse themselves with something to write about otherwise they might be out of a job.



Well done again, Maria. How are you going to get that on the plane? Nearly half as big as you!!

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#148 Posted : Monday, August 22, 2011 11:11:50 AM(UTC)
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The entire ceremony of the match, you can hear both players speech. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeDIvXV0Rlg

Still waiting for the HD highlights.
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#149 Posted : Monday, August 22, 2011 11:42:26 AM(UTC)
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Not a pretty win as others have said....but feel the trophy!! Boy we all needed that after the Wimbledon final.......she needs to improve, but her fighting spirit was back in this tournament.....WELL DONE MARIA!!
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#150 Posted : Monday, August 22, 2011 11:42:37 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the ceremony, Maria was great, well said and has always been elegant as usual!!! Congrats


Now back to the match, I watched the match late last night and I can see why people from everywhere said + and - about the match. Many ups and downs. but I understand why: One thing to remember they both Former number 1 and must be very nervous. However, Maria must have been too relax after the first 5 games. somehow she seems to like playing under pressure and she is a much better player under pressure therefore will require a lot more efforts and ENERGY of her.


despite the multiple breaks I think we were able to see many good forehand and backhand of Maria but this time no drop shot. She should use more. She was mostly dictating the match and that's why she wasn't very happy.


but I'll take a win from a bad day any day and any time!!!


Congrats and rest well!!!

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#151 Posted : Monday, August 22, 2011 12:51:23 PM(UTC)
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Fantastic win.  Congratulatins.  Hard work realy pays.

MANUEL
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#152 Posted : Monday, August 22, 2011 4:28:09 PM(UTC)
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#144 Posted : Monday, August 22, 2011 5:08:09 PM(UTC)
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Yeah shrieking becomes a no issue when it is Venus or Serena doing it.... and especially Serena who sounds nothing like a woman when she shrieks... Anyways fresh videos folks!

Poor highlights that last only 3 mins because it is from serenablog... we still waiting for the HD ones that will last close to 10mins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWAa2nIgxAg

Post math interview/ceremony:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH7m6lw9HPs

Post match press conference segment: (trophy looks huge! :D)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJspEomAenc

And we mustnt forget, HD highlights (as promised before) of the match between Maria and Kuznetsova are just released and they are awesome, 14 minutes long! That is the kind of quality we expect from the final match, but they are not yet ready. Maria in HD glory! (video includes also the post match interview) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFrYaNxb4ow

Hope you enjoy!



 


good stuff, thx!!

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#153 Posted : Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:08:02 AM(UTC)
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Hey Guys take a look at these videos. The first one starts with Maria serving to stay in the match at 5-4. I don't know if Youtube will keep them for too long since they have Eurosport logo and they might be removed due to copyright issues, but if you're quick enough, enjoy. It's when the real excitement begins!.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3RmmX0p_A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaTKG4CQwR0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daYkSqvuMXQ

And also last games of the second and third set of the match against Zvonareva:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Spac9k7BM
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#154 Posted : Tuesday, August 23, 2011 3:59:44 PM(UTC)
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Have you also noticed that Philli has not responded to the win of Maria on Sunday ?
I think she is still in shock .

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#155 Posted : Tuesday, August 23, 2011 4:10:01 PM(UTC)
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Philli did come to the Shoutbox then or the next day. She reminded us of her prediction that Masha would be fatigued--that much, I think, was correct. The semi against Vera was exhausting.

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#156 Posted : Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:26:33 AM(UTC)
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As promised:

Cincinnati 2011 - Maria Sharapova VS Vera Zvonareva HD Highlights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVQIy7bypMA

Enjoy :) Now only highlights from the final are missing to have the complete package.

Also for members's convinience all highlights from Cincinnati and upcoming tournaments can be found here so that it is easy to navigate:

http://www.mariasharapov...innati-2011-updated.aspx

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#157 Posted : Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:40:02 AM(UTC)
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EVENT OF THE DAY. TENNIS 
WTA tournament in Cincinnati


On the night of Monday, Moscow time, Maria Sharapova won the second title in a season (and 24th in career). In a match of two former first rackets of the world in the premiere tournament final  in Cincinnati, the Russian has prevailed over Serbian Jelena Jankovic. This success has not only brought Sharapova 350 000 dollars in prize money, but also led to first place in the WTA title race! The place that Maria last held in spring 2008.


For comment on this Sharapova success "Soviet Sport" asked the President of Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpischev.


Final in Cincinnati, lasted three sets and 2 hours 48 minutes, with a distinct advantage Sharapova appeared only in the final set. Due to what did the Russian woman manage to snatch a victory?


What Sharapova that Jankovic  - both very stubborn athletes, with an iron nature that are fighting to the end and not allow themselves to paste up during the match. The more so because the two girls - deserved champions, were the first racket of the world. Not surprisingly, the final in Cincinnati turned out to be so stubborn. In fact, I'm glad that Maria won it in such a hassle, had not easily defeated her opponent in straight sets! Tortured victory is much better impact on psychology. Sharapova now has a charge that self-confidence, which often brings a decisive 10 percent of success in key matches.


If you analyze the game of Maria, her tactics are well known. And with the filing and acceptance Sharapova is trying to acquire a positional advantage in the competition. From the side of a tennis looks monotonous, but rightly so, since it brings results. Receiving Masha has always been good, the question is - how it applies to the specific match. When Masha is 62-70 percent hit the first ball, it is almost guaranteed victory.


After winning in Cincinnati, Sharapova led the WTA championship race . How long she will last at the top?


I am sure that Masha fully able to lead a basic rating, and in the near future. I've been saying that for years the American series of tournaments she will take, and the victory in Cincinnati affirmed my words. Another thing is that a defeat in the finals of Wimbledon slowed the rise of Mary - she got into a little psychological pit and spent some time on it to get out of it. Although, as we see, - choose!


Next week begins the last tournament of the season "Grand Slam" - the U.S. Open. Can we call Sharapova favorite "number one" in  US  Open?


"Number One" - no, but one of the key - definitely. In the women's tennis right now there is no clear leader, and for victory in major tournaments are contending six or seven athletes. It's not just about SharapovaZvonareva, Wozniacki  - those girls who are leaders in the ranking. Can not be discounted Petra Kvitova , German women Julia Görges and Andrea Petkovic .


In New York, much will depend on the draw. Determining what conditions under which Sharapova will come to the quarterfinals. Ideally, she should save her strength and try to avoid protracted fights, although it will be difficult. But if you're lucky with a net of Mary and she will win the U.S. Open, I'm sure - Sharapova will finish the year number one player in the world.


The last time Sharapova led the championship race in 2008 when she won the Australian Open.  You can compare this and the Maria who won in Melbourne?


During these three years a lot has happened. Australia has won a young, ambitious, audacious and arrogant in a good tennis player, with fantastic confidence in their abilities. Now Maria is suitable only to the psychological state. Of course, now and in flow Sharapova is not as good as she was before the shoulder injury, before the Olympics in Beijing. But Masha added significantly to the performance of intermediate (havkorta) strikes in the game since the summer, the variability of her game on the baseline. So when the serve gets better (and it is getting better!) With psychology and everything will be alright, we'll see even more Sharapova than the one that won in Melbourne.




"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#158 Posted : Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:41:19 PM(UTC)
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WOW...as usual with Shamil, the old fox, what he really thinks/means is between the lines and HE SAYS A LOT THERE...WOW again:) Masha & Team Russia can be re-assured, certainly with the links to the Olympiad. Think Thomas must have a big smile when he read all this. Great info and respect for "THE OLD FOX":)))



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#159 Posted : Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:49:33 AM(UTC)
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Hello folks! Got something new today, but unfortunately not complete. This guy has uploaded on youtube the final match between Maria and Jelena. Problem is the match is not complete. He has uploaded only the half, specifically from the second set up to the end.

Still not bad for those who want to check that really freaky 3rd set which was full of breaks in the beggining!
Here are the links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3RmmX0p_A

http://www.youtube.com/w...mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/w...mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/w...mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/w...mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/w...mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/w...mfu_in_order&list=UL


 


EDIT:


A new video, this one is from the official USO youtube channel, and it is a recap of what happened in Cincinnati... and we all know what happened right?


Anyways enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/w...ture=channel_video_title

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#160 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2011 1:35:03 AM(UTC)
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I promise to you this is the best video from all those that I have posted so far. Yep...you guessed it...its the highlights from the final match between Maria and Jelena and its on HD. Not only that , but it is a full 20 minute 2 part video! This comes as close as it can get when it comes to wacthing this match.

Enjoy!

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/w...ture=channel_video_title

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/w...zqxw0&feature=relmfu

And dont forget that for your conviniece you can find all videos from Cincinnati in this new thread, which is updated regularly! :)

http://www.mariasharapov...innati-2011-updated.aspx
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