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CHINA OPEN 2012 - BEIJING
CROUCHING TIGER
#23 Posted : Sunday, September 30, 2012 4:37:44 AM(UTC)
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: Maria Sharapova practicing at China Open 2012 http://tinyurl.com/9cls9ac

Training...


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#20 Posted : Sunday, September 30, 2012 1:18:32 PM(UTC)
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CROUCHING TIGER;319480 wrote:
I wasn't done here...@Sunstreet...proud about Mr. BREIVIK? No? IT WAS YOUR PEOPLE THAT MADE

HIM...think about it and don't forget "little Breivik's" are at this moment "in the made".

@Brebis...wave that orange flag to the Royals & Co and then check your taxes. Proud when "THE PREZ"

commands NATO to send young Dutch soldiers to a certain death? Do u wave flags when they come back

in BODYBAGS???...not just U2; there's more goin' on in this forum and i DON'T GONNA TAKE IT....u can

shoot now...
Well, now i´m doing something i normally wouldn´t do, which is lowering myself to your level


First of all: Breivik is Norwegiean


Secong of all: He only speaks for himself


Third of all: if you ever took the time to read anything i´ve written in the past, you shold know by now, that i do not share his values.


So maybe you´re the little breivik, since you find it so easy to judge other people ´just to her yourself speak.


 

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#24 Posted : Sunday, September 30, 2012 1:20:06 PM(UTC)
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And by the way Paul i´m not falling for your semi paranoic way of life.
You´ve been going on and on about this subject for years, and it´s getting old.
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#25 Posted : Sunday, September 30, 2012 1:55:50 PM(UTC)
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Most important of all: some of my friends and family was at Uttoya when all this took place, but hell, that doens´t mean a thing: SINCE MY PEOPLE CREATED HIM! I should be pleased.
For your information i cried every single time i saw a glimpse of what had happened. Which basically meant i more or less cried for a week and beyond.,
but i guess´that doesn´t count.
I have only one thing left to write: tonight, when i go to sleep, i can look into my eyes in the mirror at the bathroom and fell good about myself.- How about you crouching tiger, how do you feel?

This will be the last you guys see of me, so to speak.
Next time any of you decide to make these kinds of gross accusations about people you haven´t met,
-think!
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#26 Posted : Sunday, September 30, 2012 2:07:56 PM(UTC)
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Maria vs. Halep



Posted on September 30, 2012




Maria will play her first match at the China Open in Beijing on Monday against Simona Halep of Romania.

Maria has played Halep once before at Indian Wells this year in the third round and won 6-3 6-4.

Here is Monday's schedule:
National Tennis Centre - 12.30 PM local time start (6.30 AM CET, 12.30 AM ET & 9.30 PM PT - Monday)
Marin Clic (CRO) (4) vs. Marius Copil (ROU)
Not before 3.00 PM local time (9.00 AM CET, 3.00 AM ET and 12.00 AM PT)
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) (1) vs. Alize Cornet (FRA)
Maria Sharapova (RUS) (2) vs Simona Halep (ROU)


 


Looks like rhe webcasters are waking up now. So far the only access has been SINA.




 

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#27 Posted : Sunday, September 30, 2012 3:00:59 PM(UTC)
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Expect a lot from Maria in this tournament ! If she wants to gain points to her ranking , here is her chance. Is our friend Vika already better ?? Dizzy......mmmm, can only be being pregnant or faking an injury !!
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#28 Posted : Sunday, September 30, 2012 3:37:01 PM(UTC)
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Brebis;319532 wrote:
Expect a lot from Maria in this tournament ! If she wants to gain points to her ranking , here is her chance. Is our friend Vika already better ?? Dizzy......mmmm, can only be being pregnant or faking an injury !!


Well,  Vika's "balance" has never been all that great... lol

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#12 Posted : Sunday, September 30, 2012 6:09:08 PM(UTC)
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paul_pipkin;319468 wrote:


Imnumber2;319467 wrote:


Can someone explain to me why Kerber has a BYE but not #2 Masha????



Yes. Beijing always gives four byes--to the winner, finalist & two losing semifinalists of Tokyo--those who have had to work most recently. Maria was a quarterfinalist.



I see!! It makes perfect sense and thx!

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#29 Posted : Sunday, September 30, 2012 11:14:15 PM(UTC)
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I think there will be streamings for Maria's 1st round match in China Open in those links:

http://www.lshunter.tv/t...ive-streaming-video.html

http://live.video.sina.com.cn/room/tennis

Hope it helps. Now I will sleep for few hours because the play will begin at 4 AM in Brazil.
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#30 Posted : Monday, October 01, 2012 12:59:48 AM(UTC)
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Can't u read between the lines Suntreet? I took "breivik" as a metaphor for the Western democracy

u defend towards the "DEVILISH RUSSIA"; wasn't that "JUDGING" then? So, u think about that and those

brutal words u posted outof the bleu...


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#31 Posted : Monday, October 01, 2012 6:27:55 AM(UTC)
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Woke up at 4 AM to watch the matches from Victoria Azarenka ( she won 6-1 6-0 against A. Cornet) and from Maria Sharapova (she won 7-5 7-5 against S. Halep).

Maria had an awesome start getting a 3-0 lead in the first set but after that she started to make too many unforced errors and Halep was able to equalize the set at 4-4 and got a lead of 4-5, after that Thomas had a talk with Maria and Maria played 3 solid games to get the first set. In the second set, both players kept their serves until 2-2 when Maria got a break and confirmed it taking a 4-2 lead. But, she started to make errors again and Halep evened the set at 4-4. Maria broke in the next game but was broken yet again and it went to 5-5. Maria broke again with some powerful returns and finally was able to serve consistently to close the match in her third match point.




It wasn't the best from Maria, but I'm happy that she was able to go through in 2 sets. I hope she can improve for the next round. She has to play more consistently.


Next round Maria will play Sorana Cirstea.

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#32 Posted : Monday, October 01, 2012 7:26:02 AM(UTC)
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#masha #chinaopen pic.twitter.com/TeTUVBT0

some picsof the first round...


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#33 Posted : Monday, October 01, 2012 7:38:14 AM(UTC)
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Definitely didn't expect the first round to be considered a "tough" match for Sharapova. But nevertheless, glad she pulled through when needed. I'm still really proud, she significantly improved her double faults lately! Though those unforced errors were kind of frustrating, so hope she reduces those in her next matches!!


See you on Wednesday (Tuesday here I guess) MASHA! 

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#34 Posted : Monday, October 01, 2012 8:12:10 AM(UTC)
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Maria won her first match at China Open hardly, 7-5 7-5! Maria started Tokyo Open like this and finally lost at quarter final, I wish this time Maria can win!

However, Maria isn't in good shape! She wins her matches hardly!

Go Go Maria

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#35 Posted : Monday, October 01, 2012 9:04:22 AM(UTC)
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Maria was inconsistent today. Started off well then Halep stepped up and Maria stepped down. She definitely needs to play more solidly in her next match against Cirstea. I think Maria has a day off tomorrow so she can have a little rest.


As for Vika.....her brain swelling certainly didn't stop her from winning her match so easily against Cornet.

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#36 Posted : Monday, October 01, 2012 11:04:24 AM(UTC)
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http://nos.nl/artikel/42...-wta-in-kreunstrijd.html

I just saw this article in Dutch; follow-up will come in English i guess.

In short it says "Sharapova agrees with the WTA and their "struggle" to diminish the overall

grunting on court"...I KID U NOT !!! "Further Masha says it's a good thing the WTA does "breath-

techniques" to keep the howling to a minimum"...


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#37 Posted : Monday, October 01, 2012 1:05:51 PM(UTC)
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CROUCHING TIGER;319547 wrote:
http://nos.nl/artikel/424619-sjarapova-steunt-wta-in-kreunstrijd.html

I just saw this article in Dutch; follow-up will come in English i guess.

In short it says "Sharapova agrees with the WTA and their "struggle" to diminish the overall

grunting on court"...I KID U NOT !!! "Further Masha says it's a good thing the WTA does "breath-

techniques" to keep the howling to a minimum"...
I read the article as well !!  This is old news as Maria commented on this already this summer. She will support but not change herself. Support is for the new generation.

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#38 Posted : Monday, October 01, 2012 3:16:28 PM(UTC)
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More inconsistent play like in Japan from Maria last night, but her serve was much better. The errors though!!! She seems to have something on her mind that is not tennis or she may be mentally fatigued from the long season. I don't expect too much from her in this tournament though I hope I'm wrong. It looks like she gets a day off before taking on the next Romanian, Cirstea, which will not be an easy match at all if the Romanian is playing well. Come on Maria!!!
Masha is my #1!!
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#39 Posted : Monday, October 01, 2012 6:42:51 PM(UTC)
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deadchip;319551 wrote:
More inconsistent play like in Japan from Maria last night, but her serve was much better. The errors though!!! She seems to have something on her mind that is not tennis or she may be mentally fatigued from the long season. I don't expect too much from her in this tournament though I hope I'm wrong. It looks like she gets a day off before taking on the next Romanian, Cirstea, which will not be an easy match at all if the Romanian is playing well. Come on Maria!!!


Sharapova Endures Tough 1st Round in Beijing



Maria Sharapova









Russia’s Maria Sharapova was put under pressure in a first-round win over Simona Halep at the China Open on Monday.


Second seed Sharapova’s serve was broken four time by the Romanian world No. 47, but 33 winners against four for Halep helped the Russian to a 7-5, 7-5 victory.


Yes according to the result, Masha didn't play her best tennis. I remember that at the Olympic games, she played a stronger tennis. I mean it was difficult to know who would have beat Sharapova. 


Masha should concentrate more on her tennis even if she likes SUGARPOVA. 


COURAGE MASHA !!!!!! 





 

"I'd love to open a tennis school for children in my hometown of Sochi." said Sharapova Maria.



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#43 Posted : Tuesday, October 02, 2012 1:51:56 AM(UTC)
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Players know that Maria is not at her best at the moment and try to take advantage of this ! Let's hope she is able to focus, focus, focus , as this is her main problem at the moment.Every win helps to become better before she goes to Istanbul, where Sasha is waiting !! That might be her problem.  PS; Will be 'away' for the rest of the week, due to change of computer.

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