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You Guy's Act Like Sharapova Played The Match Of Her Life!

She didn't do anything special, she just went to the Venus forehand which every player does.Hell Mary Pierce beat Venus at the Olympics last year. This match vey much reminded of the second set of the US Open when Venus had an oppurtunity to break but couldn't.
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It's not about who she beat, it's about the performance and she was basically flawless today. The best match she has ever played, including Wimbledon.
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Nothing special, huh? (Somebody is a SORE loser.)

But you are right that Maria did not "play the match of her life"!

She is capable of much, much better.
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She didn't do anything special, she just went to the Venus forehand which every player does.Hell Mary Pierce beat Venus at the Olympics last year. This match vey much reminded of the second set of the US Open when Venus had an oppurtunity to break but couldn't.
A lot of people thought Maria's game would collapse at Miami because Lindsey double-bagelled her in the finals of IW.

Unfortunately for them, Maria upped her level and is now in the Miami final.

Yes, after getting drubbed 6-0, 6-0, in the semifinals of ONE Tier I, immediately go to the next Tier I tournament and make the finals IS special.

It proves the 6-0, 6-0 loss was an anomoly, and not something that will permanently stick with Maria in a negative manner.

Congrats Maria!
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This isn't really a good defense for Venus if that's what you are looking for

Maria won, Venus lost, I'm not happy with it, but I'm happy with various portions of Venus' game and attitude. We've known for some time she needs to work on her forehand, serve, etc., she just needs to get down to it.

I'm happy with how Venus played today, but she lost.

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That's the best match, beginning to end, I have ever seen Maria play.

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It's not about who she beat, it's about the performance and she was basically flawless today. The best match she has ever played, including Wimbledon.

Agreed. Venus didn't play poorly today. Maria was just too dominant today. Especially on serve.
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It's not about who she beat, it's about the performance and she was basically flawless today. The best match she has ever played, including Wimbledon.

I don't need to say more !!

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i am very proud about maria's performances here, after her loss to Lindsay....

reaching the finals of her next tournament after such a loss, and playing so well is very impressive indeed!

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She didn't do anything special, she just went to the Venus forehand which every player does.Hell Mary Pierce beat Venus at the Olympics last year. This match vey much reminded of the second set of the US Open when Venus had an oppurtunity to break but couldn't.

The fact that people have to say that Maria played the match of her life against a woman who is supposed to be as "has-been", ranked number 8 (as of Monday) is a compliment as far as I am concerned. It means that she knew she had to bring her play up another notch to beat Venus and she did. But we all know what happenes when players play the match of their lives against Venus....
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But we all know what happenes when players play the match of their lives against Venus....
Well, if you consider how many times Venus has won a Grand Slam tournament in the past four years.....fairly well I'd assume.
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Well, if you consider how many times Venus has won a Grand Slam tournament in the past four years.....fairly well I'd assume.

You act as if Venus is the worst player in the top ten because hse has not won a GS in four years. The top player has not won one in five and only got to a fnal for the first time in five years this year. Venus has the ability to win a Slam again and she just might.
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She didn't do anything special, she just went to the Venus forehand which every player does.Hell Mary Pierce beat Venus at the Olympics last year. This match vey much reminded of the second set of the US Open when Venus had an oppurtunity to break but couldn't.
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The fact that people have to say that Maria played the match of her life against a woman who is supposed to be as "has-been", ranked number 8 (as of Monday) is a compliment as far as I am concerned. It means that she knew she had to bring her play up another notch to beat Venus and she did. But we all know what happenes when players play the match of their lives against Venus....
Maria beated last time Venus badly... I don't see how this match would be the match of her life...

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I think that the reason why many claim it's the best they've seen Sharapova play is because of the following reasons:

1. She was dictating play the entire match moving Venus side to side
2. SHe had 12 errors in 19 games. That is Hingis like, and she did it while dictating play and going for the lines.
3. She fought and dug deep near the end of the match to be able to finish Venus off.
4. No way did Venus play poorly, she definitely played very well and served extremely well, and as well as she did against Serena two nights ago. She was just not getting those short balls to come into the net.
5. It was consistent hitting, consistent power-hitting.

It is NOT the best match of Sharapova's career in my opinion. I thought she played better in the Wimbledon final and in her match against Hantuchova at Wimbledon. However, I can understand why people think that it was such a great performance. It really was power bashing at it's best today. Some of those rallys were just amazing. The way she saved one of the break points when she and Venus were both screaming their heads off, that was amazing.

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