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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2004, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Zvonareva vs Sharapova

First of all, ESPN might show this one. Two blonde Russians

The Siberian Shrieker ran Rita Grande out of the house, but Zvonareva had the better clay court season, and the extensive preparation. Zvonareva goes into this match with a huge edge in experience, which she almost never does.

Zvonareva beat Schnyder, Smashnova-Pistolesi, Schiavone on clay this year. Lost to Venus, Justine, Fabiola.

Shaparova beat Mandula and Dementieva, lost to Farina Elia and Capriati.

In the few minutes ESPN showed of Sharapova, she was taking HUGE rips at the ball. And showing no variety at all. Strictly power, power, power, and occassionally less power if she wasn't balanced properly. After getting whacked around by Venus, Justine and Amelie this spring, this should seem very familiar to Girl-At-Her-Volcano.

Sharapova has a weapon Kournikova had to. The 'glamour girl' treatment ticks off some of the other players. And Zvonareva is eminently tick-off-able.

They played in the Memphis semi, Zvonareva winning 7-6(5) 6-2

On paper, Zvonareva in a struggle. Of course, they play on dirt.

Total clay court records this year are below.

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Zvonareva
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Amelia Island... 32 W Tina PISNIK (SLO) 6-3 1-6 7-5   
Amelia Island... 16 W Patty SCHNYDER (SUI) 6-2 6-3   
Amelia Island... QF L HENIN-HARDENNE (BEL) 4-6 3-6   
Charleston...... 32 W Severine BELTRAME (FRA) 6-4 6-0   
Charleston...... 16 W SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI (ISR) 6-0 3-6 6-3   
Charleston...... QF L Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 3-6 4-6   
Fed Cup......... R4 W Samantha STOSUR (AUS) 6-2 6-3   
Warsaw.......... 16 W Lenka NEMECKOVA (CZE) 6-1 6-3   
Warsaw.......... QF W Anna SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI (ISR) 6-3 7-5   
Warsaw.......... SF L Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 3-6 2-6   
Berlin.......... 64 W Tatiana PEREBIYNIS (UKR) 6-3 6-4   
Berlin.......... 32 L Fabiola ZULUAGA (COL) 1-6 7-6(2) 1-6   
Rome............ 32 W Dinara SAFINA (RUS) 1-6 6-4 6-2   
Rome............ 16 W Elena BOVINA (RUS) 6-3 6-0   
Rome............ QF W Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA) 6-3 6-3   
Rome............ SF L Amelie MAURESMO (FRA) 2-6 3-6   

Sharapova
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Berlin.......... 64 W Dinara SAFINA (RUS) 6-1 1-6 6-3   
Berlin.......... 32 W Petra MANDULA (HUN) 5-4 Retired  
Berlin.......... 16 L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 7-5 4-6 1-6   
Rome............ 64 W Tatiana PEREBIYNIS (UKR) 6-4 7-5   
Rome............ 32 W Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS) 6-1 6-4   
Rome............ 16 L Silvia FARINA ELIA (ITA) 6-7(3) 0-6

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post #2 of 67 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2004, 03:32 PM
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Íf Vera gets over her stomach aches/nauseas (or whatever it was which hindered her play today), I´d say Vera.
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I will be rooting for Maria, but I think Vera will win a topsy turvy 3 set match.

Asfor their match in Memphis, Masha was recovering from a bout with the flu and wasn't 100%. That won't be the case this time. But Vera is a tougher girl than Masha is and is a more experienced player as well. And Ver'a toughness and experience should pull her through in 3 sets.

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I say Vera, cause she is the better play (atm), and Sharapova never looks at ease on the dirt. I just hope Vera can get over he tummy bug.

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I hope ESPN will show this. It should be an interesting match.
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Vera unless she starts to cry when Maria screams to loud.
Come on Vera, blast her off the court for throwing Rita out of RG.

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Vera's been struggling with a stomach bug going around

hope she's 100% on Friday

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I think Maria will win.
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i think Maria will win also, good luck to her
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Maria did a poor job on her last song...I say Fantasia will win this one...:retard:

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Vera will show people the difference between talent and hype. As long as the stomach bug doesn't knock her around and she can keep her crying to a minimum, Vera should win.

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Vera will show people the difference between talent and hype. As long as the stomach bug doesn't knock her around and she can keep her crying to a minimum, Vera should win.
If you're saying Maria doesn't have talent, then you obviously don't know what talent is, shes younger and still has to change things, obviously Vera is also talented and has alot more experience, should be exciting..................
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