i wanted maria to win wimbledon, i wanted maria to win the YEC, now i want serena to win the ausralian, so you know what that means. either way, one of my 2 favs is going to be in the final, but i really do hope it is serena this time.
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i think if sharapova plays the way she has serena will crush her - but i do feel she has been playing at such a low level that she is eventually going to play a very good match and then things will get interesting.
I think Serena will win but Sharapova is looking impressive. I think both of them would beat anyone on the other half. If Serena plays her best she should win. Sveta should have put Maria away had she sustained her level but she didnt. I think Serena is better at sustaining a high level of tennis over a match.
Maria's mental strength may be the difference though. It was impressive how she only lost the 1st set 6-4 when she should have lost 6-2 or even worse than that.
I agree with Experimentee that the winner of this semi is likely to win the whole thing, though Dav has glided through very quietly in the top half and may be a bit fresher if Molik has a let down in the qf. Mentally, Masha's a bit tougher right now and riding high on confidence but Serena is a woman on a mission. It's going to be a gloves-off fight to the death! I wonder if fitness will play a part should the match get tight.
Traits Gandhi considered the most spiritually perilous to humanity.
*Wealth without Work * Pleasure without Conscience
*Science without Humanity *Knowledge without Character
*Politics without Principle *Commerce without Morality
Volcana, if you watched Sharapova beat Kuznetsova in that gutsy effort you would know she's out of gas and will be easy prey for a well rested Serena who basically had a walkover against Mauresmo. Masha usually plays at a slow pace but because of the searing Australian heat she looked like she was playing in slow motion against Kuznetsova. And asking a 17 year old AER girl like Sharapova to play in this oppresive heat and win the 2005 Australian Open is asking too much of her so early in her career. Masha has had much tougher matches than Serena and she's had to exert alot more enregy in her matches than Serena has. Serena certainly has the upper hand going into their semifinal match and that cannot be denied.
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