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Imnumber2
#81 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:48:13 AM(UTC)
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Great win, Maria!! It played out just as I had hoped. Even with the DF's, you were going for it. You are much

stronger mentally than Ana and under your relentless pressure, Ana broke down. Carry this drive through

into the final tomorrow and win it all!!!!


 


Claypova!!!! 

Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel
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#82 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:10:39 AM(UTC)
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Lets see whether Maria can beat Serena now, not much things that we can do except praying for her...
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#83 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:24:30 AM(UTC)
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#84 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:26:26 AM(UTC)
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Interview with Masha about her win...


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#85 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:28:18 AM(UTC)
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#86 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:32:31 AM(UTC)
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#87 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:53:45 AM(UTC)
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As I said, the final match will between Maria and Serena! Maria vs Serena, again!

Hope Maria will beat Serena and become new world No.1!

Go Go Maria

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#88 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 3:07:59 PM(UTC)
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As I said, the final match will between Maria and Serena! Maria vs Serena, again!

Hope Maria will beat Serena and become new world No.1!

Go Go Maria



Yes we will be happy if Maria Sharapova defeats Serena Williams, Maria is going to do her best to defeat Serena. BUT it is not a trouble if Maria loses this match. Everybody in the world knows that Maria Sharapova is a very strong tennis player. Maria is the best tennis player of the planet so this match is not going to change anything in Maria's career. Maria Sharapova is already a great champion. If Maria loses this final, Serena Williams will be officialy&definitively the new Armstrong in tennis, even if the score is 7 5 7 5. We don't care about money. We care about a fair tennis. An unbeatable person is not a normal one.


Is it the american dream ????Please America, don't create new Armstrongs in sport. 



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



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#90 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 5:16:25 PM(UTC)
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Have been away for a week and missed all the exitement. Great to be back home in time to see tomorrow's final. Yes , again the ladies need to battle it out. A lot to fight for Maria . Good luck and remember .............one day it will be your turn !! Come on ....... JUST DO IT !!! :)
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#91 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:23:33 PM(UTC)
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just from a sense of duty~I didn't enjoy it or anything~I just focused on williams Errani highlights on YT.

There's a serena replay where she has struck the ball so fast that no one notices that it missed the baseline by 4-5 inches. No one was reviewing the call...it's just out? No ones cares, no one does anything or says anything. (at 12:48 the shot is long). A sort of 'tone' is set by her brute efficacy. It's just 'in', all right? She is going to win. The first set was tight so little Errani had to move like hell for every point. Watch serena hand out shots like a wheel house and see if you can stop from giggling out loud. This is not to make light of it! Look at it as a strategy ultimatum. What would YOU do to counter this sort of thing! 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2X6fHPCuNA


 


Normally such a concern is reserved for political revolt, or war...that distinct danger that in order to vanquish a beast, that you may well become one...

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#92 Posted : Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:49:14 AM(UTC)
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Sharapova Gets 500th Career Match Win

Maria Sharapova beat Ana Ivanovic in the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open for her 500th career match win. She is the eighth active player to reach that milestone - who are the first seven?
Maria Sharapova recorded her 500th career match win in the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open on Saturday, beating Ana Ivanovic to reach the final of the Premier-level tournament.
The No.2-seeded Sharapova had won the pair's last five meetings and this one followed suit as she won a tight first set then rallied from 2-0 down in the second to sweep past the No.16 seed, 64 63.

"In my previous match against her, a couple of weeks ago in Stuttgart, I had a bit of a letdown in the second set," Sharapova said. "After losing that early break in the second set today I remembered that moment and didn't want to let it happen again. I thought I played a pretty good game to get myself back in that second set, a good return game - and overall I'm pretty happy with how I played today."

"It was a lot closer than the score indicates - I had a lot of chances, especially in the first set," Ivanovic said. "I felt I lacked a little bit of energy and accuracy on my shots in the most important moments, and she's such a great player, so you really have to be on top of your game if you want to win against her.

"But I feel I'm getting closer to really challenging these players."

Sharapova is the 36th player to reach 500 career match wins and just the eighth active player to do it, after Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Tamarine Tanasugarn, Nadia Petrova, Francesca Schiavone, Jelena Jankovic and Flavia Pennetta. At age 26, she is also the youngest member of that group.

"That number is pretty significant," Sharapova said. "I'm pretty proud of that."
Sharapova is now through to her 50th WTA final, going 29-20 in her first 49. But there's a pretty big roadblock in her way, probably the biggest roadblock in her whole career - Serena Williams.

"It's always tough against her," Sharapova said. "I haven't had a win against her in a long time, but the great thing is that I'm really setting myself up in a position where I can try to change that around.

"I thought I really well against her in Miami for the first set and a half - obviously that's not enough, but the goal is to keep that level for the whole match this time and open up my chances, take my opportunities. It's been a while since we played on a clay court, too, and every match is different."

Should Sharapova beat Williams in the final, she would also take No.1 away from the American.

Sharapova has been undergoing somewhat of a shift in surface specialty over the last few years. Whereas her first big breakthroughs came on grass - winning her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2004, a 22-match win streak on the surface through 2005 - her latest breakthroughs have come on clay - completing the Career Grand Slam at the French Open last year, now 20 wins in a row on clay.

"I've definitely improved my game on clay and improved myself physically, and also I think the grass has changed tremendously over the years. The clay has pretty much stayed the same. But it's not like I woke up one day and said, 'I'm just going to get better on clay.' It took many years and many matches and many practices. And mentally as well, just to get myself prepared for long matches and battles."
But it's not like Sharapova hasn't had continued success on grass. "Aside from the Wimbledon final a couple years ago and the silver medal - no biggie," she joked. "It's funny when people say that's not really a great result. But I'll take that any day. Yes, I lost in the fourth round of Wimbledon last year, but two weeks later I came back and got to the finals of the Olympics. That was a great, great week."
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#93 Posted : Sunday, May 12, 2013 2:23:48 AM(UTC)
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Then after each shot she walks around like she's in traffic...no seeming enthusiasm, or need for small rhythmic motions between points. Is she flaunting her ability to handle the sauce? Keep a close watch on the fists, concealed, held within her abdomen area. Just fearsome...but not unbeatable...

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#94 Posted : Sunday, May 12, 2013 4:51:59 AM(UTC)
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Ana Ivanovic vs Maria Sharapova WTA Madrid Open 2013 Semifinal - Full Match


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#95 Posted : Sunday, May 12, 2013 5:00:24 AM(UTC)
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Last MISSION !!!



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#96 Posted : Sunday, May 12, 2013 5:03:01 AM(UTC)
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This afternoon 501 ? DAVAI MASHA !!!



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#97 Posted : Sunday, May 12, 2013 5:37:14 AM(UTC)
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I am the first one to say it…

I think this is the one folks…

DAVAI MASHA!!! :D
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#98 Posted : Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:05:33 AM(UTC)
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Again... 13-2
Lets see when can Maria can kick Serena's ass real hard...
Always there to support her anyways.
Keep Going, Maria!!!


Never looking back!

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#89 Posted : Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:27:16 AM(UTC)
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CONCLUSION: SERENA WILLIAMS HAS OFFICIALLY AND DEFINITIVELY REPLACED ARMSTRONG IN SPORT. SO DON'T ASK MARIA SHARAPOVA TO DEFEAT HER AGAIN. SERENA WILLIAMS IS CLASSIFIED AS A SPECIAL ISSUE. I MEAN SHE IS THE SOLUTION TO SHOW THAT THE USA IS THE BEST COUNTRY IN SPORT. SPORT IS POLITICIZED. 


MARIA SHARAPOVA IS THE REAL NUMBER 1. 


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As I said, the final match will between Maria and Serena! Maria vs Serena, again!

Hope Maria will beat Serena and become new world No.1!

Go Go Maria



Yes we will be happy if Maria Sharapova defeats Serena Williams, Maria is going to do her best to defeat Serena. BUT it is not a trouble if Maria loses this match. Everybody in the world knows that Maria Sharapova is a very strong tennis player. Maria is the best tennis player of the planet so this match is not going to change anything in Maria's career. Maria Sharapova is already a great champion. If Maria loses this final, Serena Williams will be officialy&definitively the new Armstrong in tennis, even if the score is 7 5 7 5. We don't care about money. We care about a fair tennis. An unbeatable person is not a normal one.


Is it the american dream ????Please America, don't create new Armstrongs in sport. 




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



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#99 Posted : Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:35:10 AM(UTC)
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I really don't know what I can say about this ! The TRUTH is clear about Serena ! She is biggest liar of tennis world ! There is no doubt about this ...
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Maria was angry with herself and I am angry with Maria. No, the determination to beat Serena was not there today. The # 1 ranking was so close but with Serena at the other end, it seems her whole game collapes. Unbeleavable but true. As of now Maria can only lose points as she has many to defend and Williams and Azarenka almost nothing. A pity . I hope Maria has no lost her fighting spirit , like she did this afternoon. Maria on her way to Rome, on her way to Grigor. Let's hope he can sheer her up a bit.
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