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CROUCHING TIGER
#144 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:12:11 AM(UTC)
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CATFIGHT :) LUV IT



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Brebis on 1/22/2013(UTC)
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#145 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:37:55 AM(UTC)
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Looks like a Sharapova Aussie Open this year. She is God-like. :)
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#146 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:13:14 AM(UTC)
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Like I said lefty is no longer an issue, Bravo maria!!!!


Makarova commented very positively for Maria, the way she palyed yesterday so that's a great news. But I still think that she made too many DFs. Her first serve is still not as GREATas I want it to see, good but not great if you know what I mean.


Best of luck against Li!


 


Please let me know if you guys can find this match on youtube. thx!!

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#147 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:47:25 AM(UTC)
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Like I said lefty is no longer an issue, Bravo maria!!!!


Makarova commented very positively for Maria, the way she palyed yesterday so that's a great news. But I still think that she made too many DFs. Her first serve is still not as GREATas I want it to see, good but not great if you know what I mean.


Best of luck against Li!


 


Please let me know if you guys can find this match on youtube. thx!!



What does "DF" stand for? Sorry i am confused.
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#148 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:29:53 AM(UTC)
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Like I said lefty is no longer an issue, Bravo maria!!!!


Makarova commented very positively for Maria, the way she palyed yesterday so that's a great news. But I still think that she made too many DFs. Her first serve is still not as GREATas I want it to see, good but not great if you know what I mean.


Best of luck against Li!


 


Please let me know if you guys can find this match on youtube. thx!!


What does "DF" stand for? Sorry i am confused.


 


Double Fault. This is the right time to adjust and it's a must

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#149 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:04:14 AM(UTC)
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Well done Maria through to the SF again. Li will be more competitive than Makarova no doubt. Maria can do it! Bring it on!


The one to watch is Vika vs Sveta. Please play your best tennis, Sveta. 

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#139 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:51:39 AM(UTC)
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I am not as positive as my friends above !! 1st serve is a big issue at the moment. How can you be so tall and not get the ball over the net ?? Top players take advantage of it . Also not that consitent as in previous matches. Seeems like the power is slipping away a bit and the focus is on / off. I hope she can regain her power and focus to do well against Li.


I have the same opinion, not impressive match and at the moment Masha didn't have good opponents.


In semis vs. Na Li it will be very difficult, but we have to be positive, good luck Maria!!!

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#150 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:10:12 PM(UTC)
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is there a more annoying athlete anywhere??


seriously

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#140 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:32:14 PM(UTC)
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I am not as positive as my friends above !! 1st serve is a big issue at the moment. How can you be so tall and not get the ball over the net ?? Top players take advantage of it . Also not that consitent as in previous matches. Seeems like the power is slipping away a bit and the focus is on / off. I hope she can regain her power and focus to do well against Li.


I have the same opinion, not impressive match and at the moment Masha didn't have good opponents.


In semis vs. Na Li it will be very difficult, but we have to be positive, good luck Maria!!!



Come on guys! Yes, Maria didn't play impressive against Makarova but she will beat Na Li! Be sure, I believe that Maria will beat Li! Maybe it becomes difficult match for Maria, but she will beat Li!


Go Go Maria

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#151 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:46:29 PM(UTC)
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Well I hate to agree, I did watch the match and although Maria was pretty dominant there are moments that if you don't play at the same consistency thru the whole match, it will cost you, I guess i have the same concern as everybody else, this matches have being kind of warm up for Masha, she hasn't had a serious and hard opponent, I mean Venus yeah sort of but she is not what she used to be anymore....I have faith in Masha thou and well, she is better than all of the current tennis players, when she is focus and agressive she can beat anybody...and when she gets the first serve in....I like her wicked serves that have that curvy effect.:-)
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#152 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:08:02 PM(UTC)
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20:10:11  That curvy serve she needs desperatly against Li and Serena. Her normal serve is returned by all players.
Go Sveta............................WIN !! 


By the way; An error on Maria's web site. It's not the semi final interview as stated but 1/4 final of course. Hello moderator, waky, waky !!!!!

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#153 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:05:07 PM(UTC)
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It's confirmed, I watched few matches from last year and this year and did a comparison between Maria 2012 vs 2013 @ AO and there is NO DOUBT at all that Maria is playing much much better today. 

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#143 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:16:08 PM(UTC)
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Sharapova to play in Australian Open semis


Мария Шарапова  Australian Open теннис



Russia's Maria Sharapova has advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open tennis tournament – the first in this year’s Grand Slam series – by scoring a two-set, 6:2, 6:2,win over compatriot Yekaterina Makarova.




In the semifinals Sharapova will take on China’s formidable Li Na. 



Dartagnan: The serious tennis only starts at the semifinals 

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



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#154 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:25:22 PM(UTC)
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I have to admit I was a bit disappointed in the beginning of the match, double faults and not as strong as her previous matches, but she seems to always bring things back up as the match goes on, so not much to worry! 


Li Na is next, tougher match, but I know Masha can win!! :) 

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#155 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:27:04 PM(UTC)
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Sharapova is definitely on her way to win it.
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#156 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:52:07 PM(UTC)
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THE MAN IS OUT

I REPEAT, THE MAN IS OUT

What a match by young Sloane. Top 10 by the end of the year. You heard it here first folks. Now on to tomorrow's match. Maria can't underestimate Li, she's playing with a shitload more confidence now that Carlos is her coach. I expect a good match, and Maria MUST come out all guns blazing or her 2013 AO campaign will be over. Now with Serena out, she's a massive shot of winning her 5th GS, and she must take the opportunity.
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#157 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:52:28 PM(UTC)
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WOW. Serena Williams OUT of the AO. Certainly got more interesting now. 


Sloane Stephens actually played quite well, even though Serena was injured, she still deserves some credit there.  (And kudos to Serena for handling the loss with sportsmanship at the end!) 


Wonder how things will turn out now. I have no idea who I would root for, in tomorrow's semi, Stephens or Azarenka? 


Going to look forward to watching the matches tomorrow!


Go Maria!!!! 

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#158 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:46:42 AM(UTC)
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Maria will be playing the first semi-final match of the day tomorrow, starting at 1:30pm at Rod Laver Arena! 


Stay strong Masha!! 

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#159 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:11:26 AM(UTC)
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No surprise for me, that win of young Sloane Stephens. Two days ago they talked about

the "new young generation" concerning the match Jovanovski/Stephens and their great

qualities. Confirmation of this today and more to come. Time for the "sissies" to hang

that raquet up and quit the courts. It's GAME OVER now !!!


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#160 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:38:24 AM(UTC)
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Woww, OUT...................who ?? She is out...................who ? You know,.............her, she , shock !! 

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