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Mladenovic: "Before the match, she was doing this [punches her fist into her hand].."

Well damn, Maria. I never had her down as a player who would attempt to intimidate a much younger, relatively inexperienced opponent. Very classy. Extremely amusing.

Insightful to read Kristina's revelations about the time preceding her Stuttgart match against Sharapova. Link below (interview by @Sophie Dorgan in l'Équipe 12 may, 2017).

"Of your thirty-one matches, which one was toughest mentally?

-- I've never felt the tension before that I felt in the match against Sharapova [ semi-final win in Stuttgart], We were followed by bodyguards from the time we woke up until we were on court. It was crazy pressure. I had the feeling it was the boxing match the planet was waiting for. Before the match, she was doing this [ punches her fist into her hand ] to try and bother me.It was very special as a mental exercise. But I especially don't want to forget my final in St. Petersburg because it was my first title after a long, very trying week."

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A mess, but I'm not surprised Maria would stoop so low.
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Players should stop to complain about Maria. She was always so.

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Re: Mladenovic: "Before the match, she was doing this [punches her fist into her hand

Maria's allowed to do whatever she wants to, to pump herself up.
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Re: Mladenovic: "Before the match, she was doing this [punches her fist into her hand

Not sure if Kiki should assume she was doing that to intimidate her, perhaps its smth she does to get herself into the match, lots of players do weird things like that.

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Re: Mladenovic: "Before the match, she was doing this [punches her fist into her hand

Wow.

Fascinating to read about the high-stakes and exceptional situation of having to play Sharapova that week. The intimidation factor goes a long way in these types of matches.

A lot of players would have wilted seeing Sharapova do her thing before stepping on the court. All the more remarkable that Mladenovic was able to bag that win!
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She doesn't do it to intimidate, she always has her fist clenched, that's her level of intensity and everyone has seen it through her whole career. I can't with these girls.
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Does this girl ever shut up?
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She doesn't do it to intimidate, she always has her fist clenched, that's her level of intensity and everyone has seen it through her whole career. I can't with these girls.

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Re: Mladenovic: "Before the match, she was doing this [punches her fist into her hand

Delusional.
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