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Sharapova hasn't defeated a Top 30 player since Wimbledon?!!?

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not surprising......tier 4 tourneys don't feature top 30 players
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She hasn't played against many of them.

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...tier 4 tourneys don't feature top 30 players
Sharapova has only played one Tier IV tournament.


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She's only played four top 30 players since Wimbledon

SAN DIEGO___ 05 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA ___ 7-5 6-2
MONTREAL____ 14 ZVONAREVA, VERA ______ 4-6 6-4 6-4
US OPEN_____ 29 PIERCE, MARY _________ 4-6 6-2 6-3
BEIJING_____ 05 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA _ 6-2 6-2


You'd expect her to lose to Myskina or Kuznetsova. And Mary Pierce is a multiple GS champ, so if she has a real good day, anything can happen. The Zvonareva is a little surprising. But losing to Mashona Washington at New Haven is an outlier.

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The Zvonareva is a little surprising.
Why?

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Zvonareva was surprising, but Pierce wasn't...

Volcana, just stick to posting stats.
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Zvonareva was surprising, but Pierce wasn't...
Like I said, 'Mary Pierce is a multiple GS champ, so if she has a real good day, anything can happen.'
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Why?
Sharapova was the higher ranked player and the Wimbledon champion. Zvonareva has never won anything bigger than a Tier III. Sharapova's only loss between Wimbledon and this one was to Myskina, who was a higher ranked player and the French Open champ, as well as having at least one other Tier I title. On paper, Sharapova should beat Zvonareva. She's a more accomplished player and was only a month off winning her first GS.

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There's a reason Vera is ranked about 10, and Pierce is ranked about 30, dear. Granted, Mary is quite often better than her ranking... but, her best days are long behind her.
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Sharapova was the higher ranked player and the Wimbledon champion. Zvonareva has never won anything bigger than a Tier III.
One of her Tier III titles included a hardcourt SF win over Sharapova.

In the previous tournament (San Diego), Vera defeated the higher-ranked Kuznetsova 6-2 6-3, and had numerous MPs against the higher-ranked Myskina. Therefore, I think that Vera was in better hardcourt form, and should have won this match.

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Well...let´s see if she can do something about that against Dani.....it´s ridiculous that she´s only face FOUR top 30 players since Wimbledon!!!

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Plus she didn't beat a single seeded player in her last two tournaments (Seoul and Tokyo).

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in Zurich she will have the chance to beat some TOp 30 players .

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Plus she didn't beat a single seeded player in her last two tournaments (Seoul and Tokyo).
"Plus she didn't beat a single seeded player in her last two tournaments" simply because those seeded players lost before they had a chance to play Sharapova.


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