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Upcoming Season - 2014
frida
#1 Posted : Tuesday, December 03, 2013 5:46:40 AM(UTC)
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I gotta ask this !!


Can Maria Sharapova win Grand Slam in 2014?


Feel free to share your ideas :)


Actually I say yes, she can !How about you?


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#2 Posted : Tuesday, December 03, 2013 5:49:03 AM(UTC)
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Can Maria Sharapova win Grand Slam in 2014?
Former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova hopes to clinch more Grand Slams in 2014 season, where she has won her last major title at the 2012 French Open Championships in Roland Garros after beating Italian top ranked Sara Errani in straight sets with a 6–3, 6–2 score line.

26-year-old Maria Sharapova has posted a message on Facebook wall that women’s tennis has been getting faster and the girls are getting more athletic, so she need to improve herself to become a better athlete. She thinks 2013 showed me, like a few other years how important being healthy is and how she must listen to my body. During this off season she has been a little smarter on how she train and how she treat my body.

Sharapova had played good tennis from the beginning of the season and also reached French Open finals before losing to 17-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in successive sets with a 6–4, 6–4 in Roland Garros. She has failed to defend the title on clay surface, where she has finished career slam in 2013.

Sharapova has been preparing well for the 2014 season and she is looking forward to give tough challenge to her opponents. She will begin her season at the Brisbane Internationals, where she will meet her rivals Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, December 03, 2013 7:51:39 AM(UTC)
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frida;327681 wrote:


I gotta ask this !!


Can Maria Sharapova win Grand Slam in 2014?


Feel free to share your ideas :)


Actually I say yes, she can !How about you?


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I hope! :)) But I wanna ask this, Will Maria play in 2014??!!

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#4 Posted : Tuesday, December 03, 2013 8:08:33 AM(UTC)
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I still suspect--as I always have--the Sochi hiatus may be a game-changer.


But I would say yes--IF she does moderately well at Brisbane & the AO. Then the question will become whether she expects to play on through Rio in 2016.


Her career may be running on Olympic time now.

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:15:45 AM(UTC)
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Why not? She did it four times. Maria can be more or less stronger, but still staying one of the best in the world.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:07:50 PM(UTC)
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Well,here's your answer...HEALTH;ALL wil depend how her body will react on high court tennis...

Agree with Paul about that "Olympic calender"...first Sochi en then (maybe)RIO...



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#7 Posted : Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:52:59 PM(UTC)
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It's a tough question to answer, Will she ever win again?


Here is my thoughts:


1. She seems to start realising about things and start to accept her weaknesses so let's hope her new coach will be able to help her;


2. As long as she maintain HEALTHY, don't just say it but understand the requirements to stay fit and strong;


3. Commit for changes, work on it and push even beyond her limit is required in other for her to be on top against Serena and other youngsters;


The positive side is she has all the tools, she just need to know how to use them!!


 


Best of luck,


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#8 Posted : Wednesday, December 04, 2013 10:19:16 AM(UTC)
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For me, the important "test" will be Brisbane International. Then we will "have an idea" about her abilities winning a Grand Slam. A "little luck" (like in 2012 at Roland Garros when she won because the Serena Williams’s premature elimination at the first match, and like in 2013 when Marion Bartoli won at Wimbledon because the favorite were "out") would allow "all hopes" !



 

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#9 Posted : Monday, December 09, 2013 9:19:56 AM(UTC)
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Since Masha's injury I havent watched a single WTA tennis match.... all I saw last year was ATP...

Masha I cant wait for you to come back...

Hi all and sorry for not being here for so long, but really WTA without Masha doesnt mean much to me... plus all the sad comments when she announced she was injured really made me just avoid the board.

Hope she has a good 2014 free of shoulder or any other kind of pain... cant wait for your first match Maria... DAVAI!
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:53:58 AM(UTC)
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The Ellen Show is my favorite, really happy to see her there although I couldn't watch 



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#11 Posted : Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:14:49 PM(UTC)
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The question is: Can Maria win a Grand Slam in 2014? Of course she can! Why can't she? She's got the experience, the talent, the know-how, the competitive spirit, the temperment, the self-confidence, and the desire. If I've left anything out, she's got that, too!
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#12 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2013 3:30:42 AM(UTC)
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Hi My name is Maria and I used to be a halfway decent tennis player til I got lazy and discovered there were easier ways to make a living.  Now I just float around talkshows giving away candy that nobody wants and talking rubbish for a few minutes.  I have this old shoulder injury which I keep falling back on as an excuse not to play tennis so I can concentrate on photoshoots and talkshows.  I'll be making a short appearence at the Aussie Open but only in the first week since I have to get to Sochi for the Winter Olympics where I'll be meeting Chelsea and doing some commentating for NBC.

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#13 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:43:54 AM(UTC)
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No,no Maria...it's NBC, the "nice yankee TV-station" with the o so nice colors i their logo :)

(Philli Wan(your greatest fangirl here),made the same mistake:)


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#14 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:46:23 AM(UTC)
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No,no Maria...it's NBC, the "nice yankee TV-station" with the o so nice colors i their logo :)

(Philli Wan(your greatest fangirl here),made the same mistake:)


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#15 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:12:48 AM(UTC)
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Maybe it's UBC : The Ultimate Broadcastng Corporation... or

maybe it's PBN : The Pubescent Broadcasting Network (just coming of age for the Olympics)... or

as Marilyn Monroe would say,"I'm just wearing Chanel No. 5". Isn't that the sexy French Sporting Station?

never mind...
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#16 Posted : Friday, December 13, 2013 3:41:51 AM(UTC)
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to: "Hi My name is Maria..." Sounds like F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-O-N has stealthily snuck into your thought processes and has crowned itself as "king," or "queen," I should say, of your current mentality. I would demand the usurper to abdicate and re-instate the free-wheeling lover of tennis as queen.
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#17 Posted : Saturday, December 14, 2013 5:07:29 AM(UTC)
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As Maria has not announched her goals for 2014 , I will do that on her behalf;

1. One Grand Slam win.
2. Total of 3 tournament wins.
3. Back in the top 3.
4. To stay healthy.
5. To continue to work with her new coach the entire year.

Experience, age , motivation will all help Maria to at least reach 4 of the 5 goals.
I do expect Maria to comment on the goals very soon in a statement on CNN .



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#18 Posted : Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:06:55 PM(UTC)
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Vamos Maria!!!! You will have a great 2014 year.
The exibition match in Bogota a week ago was agreat start after 5 months off.
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#19 Posted : Monday, January 06, 2014 3:22:30 PM(UTC)
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"Maria Sharapova gets strange request for a selfie from a fan"

http://sports.yahoo.com/...-fan-163702057--ten.html

LOL. The pic of her is funny. :)
"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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