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(2)Maria Sharapova def. (8)Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3

THAT HAS HAPPENED SOO MANY TIMES. Verse Lindsay at the US Open, and against Myskina at the French, break points when her opponent is serving for the match. ANd she can't win it!

Same score as last time. Venus just couldn't keep up with Maria's high level of play.

She missed way too many returns I thought also.

And she played well at 15-15, or 15-30, but never on game points or 30-30.

6 frickin' break points.

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Wow...I give it to Maria...She was amazing today...Venus lost 5 breakpoints in the last game...
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the break points were a heartbreaker

well done Maria good luck in the final.
Venus........????? good luck in your next tournament. i still love ya and so do the Miami crowd
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I still can't get over those break points.

Even tho there was little Venus could do on most of them, Maria was just too tough.

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Congrats to Maria! I feared after the Davenport debacle at IW that she would have a meltdown here. That does not appear to be the case. This is a really good win for Maria. Now she is in her second tier 1 final of the year!

Also congrats to Venus. She played very well in this tournament!
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Both players played well. The difference is that Venus didn't take her opportunities and she had more UE's than Maria did. Believe me, Venus could have won the match had she did what I said, but she didn't.

She didn't win the title, but she had a great tournament because she got father than I tought she would.
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i don't like maria that much, but i do think she's hot...anyway, i wanted venus to win more than any other and venus did play well but sharapova was unstoppable. great job...maria is the real deal. i do hope clijsters stops her in the final, but i don't think that will happen for a second.

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well done maria!
an amazing match, a great performance from maria, and a clear demonstartion why she may be the best.
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Venus only started playing during the last two games or so. I was surprised she was tentative from the beginning. If she had been aggressive from the beginning she would have taken the match. I think it's a boost to her confidence that she can go toe-to-toe with the 3rd ranked player in the world. Hopefully her next tournament will be an even bigger improvement than this one.

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I am sooo hurting right now -that whole time w/ the deuce/ad points--it reminded me of the davenport match last year. They both played extremely well minus the many unforced errors from Venus. Sharapova looked like she deserved to win because she just didn't make any mistakes. I'm still though, but I'll get over it in a day or two. Keep it up Venus I saw YOU out there this week and I hope you keep moving forward. keep

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I don't think I've ever wanted a third set more than in that match. It was just really starting to hot up

Maria played awesome, if she'd have got broken in that last game, things would have got going.....

Venus played well, especially going 0-40 up, but she couldnt afford to miss against Maria today. Shame, but great performance.

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Way too good from Maria today.

Venus... But this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone since Maria was playing quite well this tournament.

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That last game was a real thriller. Wish I could see it

Good luck Masha in finals
Thank you Venus for a good tournament

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Well done, Maria.

Venus all those break points!

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