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post #16 of 48 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2005, 04:56 AM
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I wish i felt the same way Volcana!

I'm a big Maria fan, but get the same type of gut feeling that Serena will definitely make the final.

I like most of the players left in the draw, but am seriously hoping for a davenport win, so perhaps I should be most heavily rooting for an extended 3-set Rena-Maria SF...
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post #17 of 48 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2005, 04:58 AM
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Either way, neither one will blow the other off the court. If Serena stays calm and tries to keep the erros low...she'll be fine.

Really, don't even look at me...
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omg am i really gonna say this considering i was never a williams supporter back in the capriati vs. williams and williams vs. everyone days....


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post #19 of 48 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2005, 06:28 AM
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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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Originally Posted by vertigo
The fist pumping has to stop. Please would some player actually complain to the umpire. it's really really unpleasant to watch.
Yes, and probably the umpire will ask the player to point out where in the rules fist pumping is not allowed

what a waste of cyberspace.
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post #21 of 48 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2005, 07:22 AM
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yes maria will win!!!! thats a sure thing!!
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Originally Posted by obatafan
Cos' she's a one-dimensional, all=swinging, robotic clothes horse?

Seriously, I was getting seriously irritated with her fist-pumping in the Kuznetsova match. And i don't get that irritated easily.
Then I guess you don't watch Hewitt matches then, do you?

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post #23 of 48 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2005, 08:21 AM
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serena is black, she has dark muscle which should be better in tthe heat. and she's serving well too. and she's determined tthis time.

ahhh who am i kidding. i get that same goddamn feeling. god please let me be wrong and let serena win!

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post #24 of 48 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2005, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrew.
I think Serena beats her.
I think Molik beats her in the final

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post #25 of 48 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2005, 08:40 AM
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that feeling is completely unknown to me!
I'd say alicia will win!!!!

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Right now, this is Serena's tournament to lose. If she plays her best, no one will even come close.

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post #27 of 48 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2005, 09:44 AM
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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.
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post #28 of 48 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2005, 01:45 PM
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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.
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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.

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post #30 of 48 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2005, 02:30 PM
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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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