Na Li beat Mattek-Sands 64 63
Love both players; hope to see some good tennis:)
Amazing performances from Maria again in Stuttgart, revenge taken against Li Na, her 29th title and she is getting close of her 500th win. She got her second Porsche!! Congrats Maria very proud of what you achieved. You're a fantastic athlete and person that inspire me every day!
Got up, having breakfast, checking my messages, a twitt from HEAD: Maria win an impressive final!
Yes!!!! so happy for her!!! BRAVO Masha
Hope someone will post the match on youtube!
Wooow. second porsche! Well done Maria! I wish I were a WTA player, then I would play in Stuttgart tournament and win a porsche every year! lol :D :DCongratulations to all Maria's fans and also congratulations to her team specially Thomas! Well done Go Go Maria, Go Go champion
Jus watched the match and Maria played very well. I actually amazed coz she had played a lot of tennis for the last few days. Wel done!
Masha and Porsche combined: The very best from both world!!
LOVE IS BLUE....
by Paul Mauriat
PROUD, PROUD, PROUD !!If you can win a tournament under so much pressure, you deserve 1 title ;
Tough matches but she won them all, top seed and a sponsor who is expecting you to perform well and be a role model ambassador. Maria did it all. Great 29th title and more to come. Maria is playing high level tennis at this moment in her career. Great to see and hopefully she can keep it up the rest of the year.
Speaking of Masha's team, What happens to Kiefer? is he still part of Thomas selection?
Yes I have to eat my words...she played 3 3 setters and still got through it, but it wasn't all that simple. She now has a new trick to distract her opponents and I wonder how long it will be before some umpire puts a stop to it. She is doing the same thing that lost Serena a point against Sam Stosur. It becomes obvious in the 3rd set when she is under pressure, and, by Na Li, she used it in the second. She hits the ball on return....then, when the ball is on its way back over the net, she proceeds to shriek all the way until her opponent hits it back. This is not a shriek at the moment of striking the ball but a shriek while the ball is in the air, a good half a second or a second later. That is a deliberate tactic to distract her opponent...and nothing short of cheating. I'm sorry all you fans and lovers, but to me, thats just not right.
...ah ah, very nice! :)