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.
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.
Well, Vika's "balance" has never been all that great... lol
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
Sharapova Endures Tough 1st Round in Beijing
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 !!!!!!
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.