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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2005, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Can Mary reach the Wimbledon semis for the first time ever?

I saw her match today and unfortunately she played great. Huge serves, big groundies, painting the lines, good volleys. Pretty much didn't put a foot wrong.
The big question is if she can keep up such level of play. If she can, it wouldn't be so hard to imagine her being in the semis - she's facing Penetta next and then Venus (surely Jill can't beat Serena and Venus in a row, can she???!).
The way she played today she could beat both of them... But will she?
If she can, she would have her best Wimbledon result ever, which would be pretty amazing at her age.
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sure she can

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Of course she can.
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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2005, 12:12 AM
 
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Why stop with the semis ?

If she plays and beats Venus, she'd presumably be in with a shot against Sharapova.
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well you know according to that bizarre 5 year theory (and the theory that she loses a gs final before winning another one), this is the year she wins Wimbledon

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she has the talent and ablitity to win any match she plays........i hope that we get to have a mary-venus QF b/c both these women have shown so much class through the entire tournament and im just excited to see them both do well here.
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well you know according to that bizarre 5 year theory (and the theory that she loses a gs final before winning another one), this is the year she wins Wimbledon
That theory is holding up very well as for now. And honestly nothing would surprise me at this point. But still that would be hilarious.
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I think she can...but on grass, I would definitely give the edge to Venus. I'm not sure my Mary hasn't had more success @ Wimbledon in the past...maybe her fitness back then hurt her....anyway, I think Venus should take out Mary but you never know,...every 5 years
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As much as I love Venus, I have to be honest. Mary has a very good shot at the semis and perphaps the finals. Her play except for the 2nd round has been good. Venus' shots are not penetrating the court enough for my liking. I expect the Venus-Mary match (if it happens) could be a great three set battle!!
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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2005, 01:26 AM
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I am confident she can win the title!
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if she wins, wouldn't she be back in the top 10 for the first time in 5 years? As it stands, if she continues playing well, she's got a shot at making top ten by year's end anyway

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if she wins, wouldn't she be back in the top 10 for the first time in 5 years? As it stands, if she continues playing well, she's got a shot at making top ten by year's end anyway




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Mary most definitely has a shot at making the semis. Her groundies have been on since Roland Garros and it seems as though she just hasn't let up, which is great to see. A few struggles here and there but for the most part she's crusing. Pierce's power is big enough to blast her way to the semis, but I think Venus would obviously pose the biggest problem for Pierce. The reason why Pierce hasn't done better at Wimbledon is that she isn't the greatest at playing low balls. She hits with incredible pace, but balls on grass stay so low, Pierce likes a more waist high ball and isn't as good when she has to hit the low ones.

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She has a good shot for the final IMO
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