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(1) Vera 31 49.21%
(3) Maria 32 50.79%
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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2004, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Russian Showdown in Memphis

Are my the only one that thinks that both the lower tier tourneys this week have turned out to be more interesting than the soon to be Tier I "Lets Just Hand Kim the Diamond Racquet" Antwerp? While it is obvious that Kim will win that title, there is an interesting scenerio developing in the heartland of the USA as two young Russian doubles partners battle it out for the final.


(1) Vera:



Maria (3)



I think this match is Maria's to win or lose as she has the bigger serve and groundstrokes but Vera will counterpunch all of Maria's power back at her. It will be close but Maria will win in 3.

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I think and hope Maria can win this match!!!
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post #3 of 57 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2004, 01:15 AM
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This really could go either way ....

I guess I'll take Vera in three.

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it could go either way but this is Maria's match to win or lose
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post #5 of 57 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2004, 01:17 AM
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vera self distructs alot and maria is very dangerous so if vera does have a lapse maria will win. i think maria is the better player but vera will be tough for her i think.

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Maria does not have bigger groundies than Vera...I have seen both up close and I would have to say they are evenly matched...Maria has a bigger serve in terms of mph but Vera has much more variety on her serve and her groundies...If Vera keeps her cool and plays the kind of defense she is capable of...she should win this match...

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Vera will choke to the new Ms. Nagyova.
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post #8 of 57 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2004, 01:49 AM
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Vera. 2 sets. Not as hard as people think.

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maria. straight sets. she's quicker and hits harder from the ground and serve.
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maria. straight sets. she's quicker and hits harder from the ground and serve.
Maria's quicker?
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Im hopinp and predicting Maria will win...She hits harder, serves better and is more attacking...But the difference wil lbe mental, maira is pretty strong mentally compared to Vera!

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Maria isn't as slow as you think . She's clearly a better player than Vera, and I honestly can't see the Nagyova connection.

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Yes, Maria is clearly a better player than Vera.

All Vera does it get to QF's and SF's of big tournies, while Maria plays in the minor leagues those weeks.
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the new Ms. Nagyova.
New user name, but the old and same name inventor.


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of Nu Virgos * ВИА-Гра
Vera – You are my #1!! Я тебя так благодарна!!


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I feel that Vera will win her second title in Memphis!!!!! Vera in 2!
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