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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2004, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Who believes Maria Sharapova was lucky to win Wimbledon?

Countless people have made this observation. Her results since Wimbledon uphold this view.
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post #2 of 76 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2004, 07:55 PM
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yeah, of course she was lucky to win it, but she did win it, and that's all that matters. What's your point?
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To br fair, it is just one tournament, but she was lucky in the sense that Venus was injured and couldn't play because I believe a healthy Venus would have beaten her (they would have met in the round of 16). She apparently has been gifted with a easy draw in the Canadian Open, so she could do well there but it remains to be seen, but if she plays in Canada and New Haven the way she played last night, she won't be a favorite to win the US Open.
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She lost to the French Open champion in her only loss since then. By the way, Maria defeated the hottest player right now at WImbledon (Davenport, a former Wimby champ) and the winner of the last 2 wimbledons to become champion. That isn't luck, its hard work.

Maria is still just 17 and she played her best tournament ever at Wimbledon. I expect her to do well this summer and have solid results, but I also think she has a LOT to improve in her game and when she does, I think we can expect the kind of results she had at Wimbledon more frequently.
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No, not lucky at all. If anything she could have won in an even more convincing manner. Maybe to have beat Serena by even more..etc. She more than deserved to win.
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Well here are some facts to substantiate this point.

Henin and Clijsters were absent.
We will never know the outcome had Sprem not been awarded an extra point during the tie-break against Venus.
Lindsay would surely had beaten her, had it not been for the rain delay.
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Well here are some facts to substantiate this point.

Henin and Clijsters were absent.
We will never know the outcome had Sprem not been awarded an extra point during the tie-break against Venus.
Lindsay would surely had beaten her, had it not been for the rain delay.
You don't know that. There are rain delays in EVERY wimbledon, so from how you see it no-one who ever won wimbledon deserves to win.
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she has ONE result and she lost to myskina who played awesome tennis... wtf
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get over it guys....Sharapova is good....and will more than likely only get better over the years, so you might as well try to start accepting it

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post #10 of 76 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2004, 08:07 PM
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She won it, that's what matters. But we will see new players winning slams as long as the topplayers are recovering... (W x2 + belgians)
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was it Pete Sampras that said you need a little luck to win Grand Slams? she deserved it...but she is not the second coming of christ, next dominator of the wta tour and she still has a way to go to be even considered one of the favourites for certain tournaments
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How I know? I was watching the match, did you? Any tennis fan with one iota of tennis knowledge certainly know how unlucky Lindsay was. She was pulverising Sharapova.
When the match was derailed by the rain delay, Lindsay had lost all her focus and the momentum of the match had swung Maria’s way. If you get a chance to watch this match again, observe how Lindsay played during the third set, she hardly ever tried at all.
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she was lucky at Wimbly in the means of her confidence was realli high and that was the one GS she wanted... she had such motivation there to go far... she was lucky in the idea that she was playing amazing tennis

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She beat Lindsay (who had given up the match late in the second) and Serena (clearly not the same person who defeated Amelie in the SF).
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How I know? I was watching the match, did you? Any tennis fan with one iota of tennis knowledge certainly know how unlucky Lindsay was. She was pulverising Sharapova.
When the match was derailed by the rain delay, Lindsay had lost all her focus and the momentum of the match had swung Maria’s way. If you get a chance to watch this match again, observe how Lindsay played during the third set, she hardly ever tried at all.
...that's Lindsays' fault...not the weathers'...
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