It's worse, because she is Sharapova, the self-proclaimed cow on ice. Even if she was never that bad clay, she is still so far away from the clay game, it is not even funny.
Even her making the final should never have happened, let alone her winning it.
And so what, if she is a true fighter? Many are, but they don't get this lucky.
I will enjoy her loss next year so much
Many? This is the WTA.
I mean, no offense but I prefer believing Justine over you, she herself said in 2007, Sharapova was horrendous on clay, and she needed to drastically improve her game if she wanted to win RG one day. And she added Sharapova added these changes and was much better, and it was obvious as she is going to win RG.
Lucky? It's not Maria's fault that Serena bombed out early against Razzano....
Debby, Maria is not a true clay court specialist, yes I admire her fighting spirits and mental strength but to win at RG really shows how weak the field is right now that you don't really need to be really good on clay to win.
TBF, Justine was the last really good claycourter, now she's gone, so there is a transitional period in RG before the resurgence of a dominant claycourter. Bombshell right there
Yes but she is going to win RG with Serena, Vika, Petra, Wozniacki, Venus, Radwanska in the draw.
Who would you have wanted to win RG this year then? I mean not in the fave-sense but who deserved it the most ?
And I said the thought of her watching Maria win just killed me. Yeah, that's solely my own super SAD thinking, not Ju's thoughts even if she's praising Sharapova, Get it?
Well, you acted like it killed Justine doing so.... "unfortunate" we are so passionnate about it, it affects us, but she is not even affected, she moved on
With mental but no game play = shit play. Would you rather watch 2 pushers/ power player beating the hell out of each other in long boring rallies? But anyway, that was not my point. What I'm trying to say is, it would seem to be unfair for Justine given how hard she worked to achieve a career slam only to be denied with a serious injury. Maria's shoulder injury is not as serious as compared to Justine plus she had a much easier draw for RG this year to complete a career slam than Justine at Wimbledon.
My point is that you don't need to have a sickinengly great game to win Slams. I didn't say I enjoyed them
And TBH it's frustrating to watch good players choking left and right. So for me it's 50-50.
WHAT ? Are you kidding me??! Maria's shoulder injury was as serious, maybe even worse ! The big difference is that Justine was old when she got injured. So she retired because it didn't heal as quickly as before, and it would be too late for her to get a surgery then coming back... It's a very long processus, and she is not 22-23 anymore. When Maria got that injury, she was still young. She was out for 10 months or something, lost her serve, had to suffer a year-two years of bad losses.... Seriously????!!!!
You are so biased OMG !!!! I can't stand these comparisons "blablah she doesn't deserve it, her injury was less serious blablabla" this is sick.
I'm not trying to argue with you, if Maria really wins RG, I'll still congratulate her as a great champion but of course I would hardly be interested in watching WTA tennis anymore. Ju was the one who brought me as a total non tennis player/fan to appreciate Tennis as an art.
not even Federer ?