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#41 Posted : Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:54:28 PM(UTC)
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9 Double Faults , what's up with that?

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#42 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 2:14:30 AM(UTC)
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If BEAST wins her match she's nr.1 no matter what happens next...


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#43 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 7:02:36 AM(UTC)
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If BEAST wins her match she's nr.1 no matter what happens next...


But can't hold it because she won't play enough. Shows how little significance it has. If Mouratoglou can't fix the French for her, she's apt to just go off & sulk for six months.

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#44 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 9:10:05 AM(UTC)
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Started good, went better, then worse and then she simply managed to avoid a 3rd set.

Classic Masha! :D

I want Serena.
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#45 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 9:13:52 AM(UTC)
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Very nice match today!!! Maria defeated S. Stosur 6-2 6-4!!!! First serve worked very well...tomorrow Maria played against S. Williams or P. Kvitova in semifinal...GO MARIA GO!!!!!
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#46 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 9:17:34 AM(UTC)
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To the semi's vs. ????



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#47 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 9:19:24 AM(UTC)
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So easy for me:)



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frida on 2/15/2013(UTC)
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#48 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 1:39:19 PM(UTC)
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Too bad, Williams won ! Is the new # 1 unfortunately but that is still better than Red Foo thingy being on top of the list, LOL.
Now it will be an other semi final Maria - Serena and we do know what happens next........................!!


Special to have the top 4 in the semi final. This doesn't happen very often.

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#49 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 3:32:08 PM(UTC)
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Keep going Maria, we believe you can beat Serena!
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#50 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:44:20 AM(UTC)
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SLAP THE BEAST Masha !!!



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#51 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 9:28:40 AM(UTC)
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Yep, it's going to be a lot of 'I had my chances, but I just didn't take them' interview later.

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#52 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 1:11:22 PM(UTC)
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Maria lost against Williams, however she has played very well...I LOVE YOU, MARIA!!!
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#53 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 1:31:00 PM(UTC)
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Maria played great tennis today, but she just couldn't take some key points. I think she put so much pressure in her mind when she plays Serena and in key points she make some mistakes, I mean she doesn't keep her mind so positive. Credit to Serena, that always plays her best when Maria is trying to comeback in the match. Maria is also a bit unlucky because Serena always find her best tennis against Maria. If Serena had played today like she did against Petra, Maria would have more chances to win.

Serena is so arrogant I just can't stand her, so I hope Vika can win tomorrow.
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#54 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 2:07:59 PM(UTC)
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Maria played great tennis today, but she just couldn't take some key points. I think she put so much pressure in her mind when she plays Serena and in key points she make some mistakes, I mean she doesn't keep her mind so positive. Credit to Serena, that always plays her best when Maria is trying to comeback in the match. Maria is also a bit unlucky because Serena always find her best tennis against Maria. If Serena had played today like she did against Petra, Maria would have more chances to win.

Serena is so arrogant I just can't stand her, so I hope Vika can win tomorrow.


 


I totally agree with you!!!    


 


....MARIA FOREVER !!!!

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#55 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 6:37:55 PM(UTC)
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I think we need to except that Maria will not win against Serena till her retirement. It is as it is. That woman gets the best out of her self when playing against Maria. The long legs are also not a benefit these days.One day Serena is getting weaker and that's the moment Maria will get her revenge.
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#57 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:50:28 PM(UTC)
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Same ole' story... was expected honestly.

I still want to see Maria v Serena on clay (that isn't blue) and see if it makes a difference. Doubt it will though, the beast is firmly in her head now, she's basically defeated before she walks out on the court due to sheer intimidation.

Maybe we'll see her win in Indian Wells with the beasts absence because of the incident that happened eons ago.
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#56 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 11:16:16 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Brebis Go to Quoted Post
I think we need to except that Maria will not win against Serena till her retirement. It is as it is. That woman gets the best out of her self when playing against Maria. The long legs are also not a benefit these days.One day Serena is getting weaker and that's the moment Maria will get her revenge.


I hve to agre with. Serena owns her and is in Maria's head. She will never beat Serena EVER AGAIN. Unless Maria improves her game plan in a notch or 2.


Right now the Buffalo has the beauty under her belt.

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#58 Posted : Sunday, February 17, 2013 1:13:27 AM(UTC)
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Oh my lord... another beatdown. 

She served so well at first, then the faults came *sigh*. Pretty much a repeat of the YEC final in terms of the development of the match, except both were playing slightly worse; Maria kept it close at the beginning of both sets and then let Serena run away with it. She had 2 BP chances though (I think). Something she hasn't had in a while. LOL. Maria just can't seem to take any of her opportunities against Serena. Everything becomes tight and lands in the net. Having said that, I still think there's a lot of hope - she managed to keep it close in a number of games and could have really ran away with the first 2-3 games of the second set. She had chances. If she can capitalise on those next time, and not rush points, she stands a chance. 

It's really frustrating though... she's statistically got one of the best return of serves on tour, but every time Serena hit a second serve, she didn't take advantage of it. She just couldn't make it happen. But to me that's a positive, in a way. It shows she didn't lose playing her best tennis. We all know she can play much better than that, and the more times she plays Serena, the more likely her best will come out of her. I know Serena really gets in Maria's head, but the more Maria plays her, the less effect the presence of Serena will be. She needs to face her as many times as possible and regularly (most of their meetings have lengthy gaps) to acclimatise, or perhaps desensitize herself to the fear that Serena inflicts in her.

Also, if the Shoulderpova of 2010 pushed an inform Serena to saving multiple set points on grass, at WIMBLEDON, she can definitely do better than she did today considering how much she's improved since then. Maria will at least take a set off her, sometime soon. Then go onto win. It has to happen eventually. Masha never gives up and stranger things have happened. Roddick was federer's b*tch all throughout his career, winning only one of their encounters. Then last year he randomly beat him a second time. Masha and Serena may both be grannies when it happens, but I'm sure it will at some point. 

And as for tomorrow, I really hope Azarenka wins. Even though I actually dislike her more. I feel if she can beat Serena, it may give Maria more belief. Or at least some sort of inspiration or competitive urge to prove herself as someone who can defeat her too . If Vika - someone who's also been beaten to a pulp by Williams for years - can take her down, then why can't Maria? The sooner one of the top girls figures her out, the better. Someone’s gotta and perhaps that will lessen the impossible task that Serena seems to be for Maria, or at the very least help alleviate the mental block.

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#59 Posted : Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:22:12 AM(UTC)
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Argh, man! This is so frustrating! I mean, Maria was playing well(from the statistic). But she still lost! Is it the problem with her mental issue, not thinking her beating serena? It's the 11 times that Maria has lost to her, and Maria only won two times! Man, when can I see her kicking serena's ass????
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