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Does Maria Sharapova have what it takes to upset Amelie or Lindsay?

She is quite talented and under-ranked. It took Jennifer 3 sets in Berlin to hold her down. This year, like Nadia in 03, Maria probably will make the semi, so do you think she can beat either one of them to reach the final?
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Hmm......don´t know about her beating Momo....Maria doesn´t seem to like spins and slice and that´s all she´s gonna get against Momo and Lindsay does everything better than Maria save moving.

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Masha won't 'probably' reach the semi... she will 'probably' lose to Suárez. And no, she can't beat either Amélie or Lindsay on clay.

Then again, I haven't seen her play yet, and I didn't think she'd beat Vera, so maybe she's grown a brain and learnt how to run without falling over her own legs in the past two weeks.
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Masha won't 'probably' reach the semi... she will 'probably' lose to Suárez. And no, she can't beat either Amélie or Lindsay on clay.

Then again, I haven't seen her play yet, and I didn't think she'd beat Vera, so maybe she's grown a brain and learnt how to run without falling over her own legs in the past two weeks.
Actually during the match, the commentator said the spins given to her from Magui last year would not be that much of a problem this year since Maria has been more consistent and experienced. Though relatively inexperienced comparing to Amelie.
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im going be different here, so yes i think that masha could cause an upset here and beat both momo and lindsey, i mean god the way the FO is going anything can happen
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Well if any of you saw Amelie last year against SERENA or Amelie against Kandar (while I don't think that Masha will get that far) expect her to kill and nervous Amelie
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Actually during the match, the commentator said the spins given to her from Magui last year would not be that much of a problem this year since Maria has been more consistent and experienced. Though relatively inexperienced comparing to Amelie.
I believe so, I think Maria is a lot more experience now than last year. She wont take it in 2 easy sets, but watch out I think she's got the stamine to take away a fight.

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Masha won't 'probably' reach the semi... she will 'probably' lose to Suárez. And no, she can't beat either Amélie or Lindsay on clay.
Then again, I haven't seen her play yet, and I didn't think she'd beat Vera, so maybe she's grown a brain and learnt how to run without falling over her own legs in the past two weeks.
Bitter Anyone? Seriously...you don't do the things Maria does without a brain...heck you can't play tennis without a brain...it's 90% mental pal.
Maria can definitely take any match he she plays her best...as far as her long legs go, she's only 17...she JUST stopped growing. So watch out cus her movement will only get more sleek.

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Well if any of you saw Amelie last year against SERENA or Amelie against Kandar (while I don't think that Masha will get that far) expect her to kill and nervous Amelie
Exactly! If Maria shows up with her A game...and say Lindsay has a bad day...Maria can take it. If Amelie lets her nerves get to her...Maria can definitely run away with that match.

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I would doubt she would beat either, a slight chance of her beating an unstable MoMo, but Lindsay, i don't think so
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No. Her hype-ness will not defeat either.

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She is quite talented and under-ranked. It took Jennifer 3 sets in Berlin to hold her down. This year, like Nadia in 03, Maria probably will make the semi, so do you think she can beat either one of them to reach the final?
a) I would disagree she under-ranked. She does have 17 tournaments, and is currently ranked #20. Since rankings are an across-all-surfaces measure, I'd say hse ranked correctly, given what she's shown so far, against what those ranked ahead of her have shown.

b) I'd make her maybe 50-50 to beat Paola Suarez.

So...

I can't see her beating Lindsay. She'll be facing a smarter, more experienced player who hits harder.

I don't see her beating Amelie, but I can see Amelie folding under the pressure of the French media and fans.

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