US Open Series finally starts!
I am surprised Maria will take part in this tournament, I expected her to withdraw due to the exhausting schedule she had all these days. But she is listed so I guess everything is good.
This one of the tournaments that Maria can bounce up compared to last year. She only managed a 3rd round, so she has a chance to really make up some points. We will see how that goes though cause much will depend on her physical condition after the olympics and the crazy jet lag she is going to have!
In any case, DAVAI MARIA! GO HARDCOURTPOVA!!
There IS a (qualie?) OOP for Monday. No Streams yet.
I thought the men are playing toronto and the women playing montreal
Montréal, Canada - Tuesday
Central (from 12.00hrs EDT) (GMT-4)1. Roberta Vinci vs. Yanina Wickmayer2. Tamira Paszek vs. Julia Görges (NB 14.00hrs)3. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Stéphanie Dubois (NB 18.00hrs)4. Aleksandra Wozniak vs. Daniela Hantuchova (NB 20.00hrs)Banque Nationale (from 12.00hrs)1. Ekaterina Makarova vs. Urszula Radwanska2. Sorana Cirstea vs. Sesil Karatantcheva (NB 14.00hrs)3. Simona Halep vs. Michelle Larcher de Brito (NB 16.00hrs)4. Anna Tatishvili vs. Ksenia Pervak (NB 19.00hrs)
(No streams posted as yet)
ДАВАЙ Маша!!! ДАВАЙ РОССИЯ!!!
My bad changed the thread title, got confused myself :)
I think she'll be fine. She basically had all of July off. We saw how fit she was during the claycourt season, which is the most exhausting. She won 3 titles in the span of a month and a half. She isn't the extremely unfit Maria we used to know, she's obviously recovering much better after ever match and her endurance has improved.
If not, i think she will probably try her best here, because she has more chance of winning in Toronto (NO WILDERBEAST) and with Serena around, defending Cinci will be tough, thats for sure.
Ahhh well, we'll see how it all unravels!
Maria needs to play more against Serena
Exactly. I don't think any fan wants to come to terms with that. Remember: when Maria beat Azarenka in Stutthard it was after losing 2 consecutive finals to her. Maria and Serena encounters are spread out (last was in 2011 standford and then 2012 olympic final). It might take a few more consecutive losses to Serena, but I feel that Maria would learn more and more as the matches went by and eventually pull out a remarkable win.
Nevertheless, Serena should be Maria's hitting partner. 'Nuff said.
Agree! and it will force Maria to serve and play better as well.
Are you guys crazy ? You are afraid that Maria is tired because of the Olympics, that she could be not fit enough, you're kidding right ? She rested all july after her quick loss in Wimbledon !!!! What should say Azarenka then, she played the singles, doubles and mixed doubles in the Olympics while Maria only played the singles, what should say Serena after winning Wimbledon, Stanford, Olympics in singles and doubles in a row at the age of 30 !!
Maria is fit enough and peferctly rested, she's not made of paper. Hence she is right to play Montreal and Cincinatti in order to pick up points and gain confidence for the US open, because as always the player who'll do the best performance in the preparatory tournaments will win the US open, it works this way!! Maria did the best preparatory clay court season she won Rolland Garros, it's that simple!!!!
@alexander that is why Azarenka will not play in Cincinatti.
ΜΑRIA BACK IN ACTION
Sorry for my bad english, i'm a french girl
Maria Sharapova had to withdraw from the Rogers Cup in Montreal because of a stomach virus, which has been bothering her since the London Olympics. A source told TENNIS.com that Sharapova first got the virus the night before the Olympic gold medal match, when she was crushed by Serena Williams 6-0, 6-1. Lucky loser Galina Voskoboeva will replace her in the draw. On Tuesday in her pre-tournament press conference, Sharapova said she hadn't lost hope after her quick loss to Serena. The world No. 2 hasn't beaten Williams since 2004 and had only won nine games in their past three contests. "If I sat here and thought there was nothing I could do, that would probably be very disappointing," Sharapova said. "It will motivate me to keep going and keep practicing. There are certainly things I could have done better but she was playing really good tennis."
This tournament is finish for Masha !