yep Maria needs to find new strategy againts serina and azarenka
Maria played well during the tournament... She was relentless on the face of incredible pressure... She is my No. 1...
I don't know what happens to Maria when she plays against Azarenka! Maria can not concentrate and make many mistakes in returning and also serving!
When Maria plays against Azarenka she makes over 6 double faults! As you said guys, Maria should find new strategy against Azarenka!
Anyway, There is one more tournament for WTA 8 top players in Istanbul! Maria should rest enough until October 23!
Go Go Maria
Could Masha&her coach find the secret strategy to defeat Serena&Azarenka?
It is the actual question.
But Masha knows how to defeat Azarenka, she often defeated her in other tournaments.
I think Masha hasn't played her best tennis today.
Li Na was not an obstacle for Masha.
Okay let's be happy. Masha will have other opportunities.
Let's eat SUGARPOVA and kiss Masha.
Ι agree that Maria had a lot of distractions lately. It is not a secret. Her new candy business definetely demanded a lot of time, since she had to promote the thing and had a lot of obligations to attend to.Add to that her break up with Sasha and whatever role that played in her life and there is no denying it, Maria had a lot of distractions.Even so though, and while thinking all of this, it becomes even more apparent just how much she has improved. Why?Because even with all these distractions she manages to reach finals and have consistently good results in almost every tournament. Yes her game is incosistent and she has won a lot of matches not because she played well but because she fights like nobody else on tour, but perhaps if all these distractions are not there next year (Sasha and the Sugarpova thing is finally going as intended and doesnt need too much time from her) we could see another tremendous and maybe much better year.
Ι called them distractions because that is what they are when it comes to her tennis career. The Sasha thing was nothing else than distraction 100%. How much of a distraction nobody knows.
The Sugarpova thing ofcourse it was her decision, but it is the kind of business that demands her personnal time. Maria actively promoted the thing, she couldnt hire people to do this, because the Sugarpova thing is a business she wants to control from top to bottom like she said. So she spent -willingly that is- a lot of time promoting this and oing to factories etc etc. Surely this had an effect on her, it was a distraction from tennis. But now that the business is going and everything is more or less in place, we could see her next year having even more time to tune up her game, rest between tournaments better etc etc
Ofcourse and Maria has to be proud of her improvement this year, she has been trully astonishing. 8 finals in 13 tournaments, a silver medal a Carreer Slam, regaining the top spot on the tour and still going strong. Never said anything else other than if she can achieve all these things while having at the same time a hectic business life and boyfriend issues, imagine what she can do with a little less of these things and more time to rest and tune her tennis game!
I for one am very very excited for 2013 Masha! :D
Unfortunately I think that both she-man williams and azarenks are superior to maria (at least at the moment). They have more consistency, more power, and more shot selection. MARIA IS ABLE TO KNOCK BACK THE OTHER WOMEN on tour almost at will, and that is a big step forward from 2010, but as I have said before, there will always be someone who will be able to match her on the day nowadays, someone emerging from the pack like kvitova or azarenka, who can trouble her. Unless maria can add to her 'game' I think we will see more losses of this kind. TOO MANY ERRORS, TOO MANY DF'S, and not enough variety in her play. Has she ever hit a drop shot in her career? Or tried a smash? About time she tried something new against the 'elite'.....
The German Eurosport commentator made an interesting comment after the match. He said. 'it looked like Maria had no Plan B game to switch to'. It occured to me as well during the match. Where was Thomas when she needed him....or isn't on court coaching allowed in mandatory big match finals? Whatever the case, Maria was totally lost and the frustration showed on her face. Hate to tell you guys this, but Thomas is the one who is out there winning the matches. His puppet, just does as she is told without thinking and follows his orders. Without them...well we saw the results all too clearly.
I dunno if that's entirely correct.
giane came up with the addy & phone of a physical retail location for Sugarpova in Texas:
* IT'SUGAR, GRAPEVINE MILLS, 3000 GRAPEVINE MILLS PARKWAY, GRAPEVINE, TX 76051
That's in Dallas-Fort Worth, near where they hold that Texas Tennis Open in the summer.
I have not checked it out yet.
(Love that pic. :D)