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Maria Sharapova=Monica Seles on speed

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i just think everything monica ever did well is just punctuated by this kid. she plays tennis like a street fighter. what a punk!
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She's a little faster than Monica, IMO, but like Monica uses her determination to get to a lot of balls.

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i just think everything monica ever did well is just punctuated by this kid. she plays tennis like a street fighter. what a punk!
yes as you know, she reminds me of monica as well....

but masha is even potentially better than monica IMHO


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Seles has the much better groundstrokes, and used her shots better than Sharapova is know (ie hitting with angles). I also think that Seles has the better return of serve. Though I do somewhat agree with your statement.

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I think their similarites start and stop during rallies and their determination. The tighter the match becomes, they both "hit out" during rallies...increasingly harder.

Sharapova reminded me a lot of Seles today. She fights well.

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I don't remember Monica when she was young.
But I read she won 8 of 10 majors, didn't play one, and made one final.
Maria is nowhere near those results.

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Don't make me repeat myself. DON'T INSULT MONICA.
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i just think everything monica ever did well is just punctuated by this kid. she plays tennis like a street fighter. what a punk!
I prefer Monica any day than Maria. But I do agree with you on the similarities between both ladies. I was thinking this whenever I watched Maria at last years Wimbledon.Her intensity reminded me so much of Monica Seles.
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matija i am a huge seles fan as well. but i have to give it to sharapova. she's the most similar to seles than anyone else i have seen so far.
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Seles has the much better groundstrokes, and used her shots better than Sharapova is know (ie hitting with angles). I also think that Seles has the better return of serve. Though I do somewhat agree with your statement.
oh definitely. i think sharapova doesn't get enough penetration on her forehand A LOT of the time, she takes a huge cut at the ball and hits to the open court, but after the bounce, it slows down. monica's shots MOVED through the court, and maria needs to develop more angles.

they both have amazing footwork and determination, that's really the paradigm of the comparison here. (oh... and the volume )

they both have good returns and really remind me of eachother in their stances and what they do between points.
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Maria changes the direction of the ball very well, but Monica's angle are just It also seems Maria has a little bit of trouble serving out matches, which Monica never did. If Maria wins the French, then I'll begin to really give her some credence as far as Monica goes.

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Don't make me repeat myself. DON'T INSULT MONICA.
i wouldn't dream of it...
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I agree that there are similarities.

No one takes the ball as early as Monica, though.
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Their speed is great... but Maria's grunts are louder!

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I agree that there are similarities.

No one takes the ball as early as Monica, though.
of course

we can sit around waiting for a monica clone, but we'll only have pretenders. monica is such an original and an unduplicatable work of art.

that said, this chick is fun to watch!

their voices sound the same too, my GOD, they both have that little flat accent and answer many of their questions with the reflexive "oh definitely."
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