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Why is Maria's tennis career has so far been going better than Sania's?

Both are not the players with variety, both have limited movement (very similar), besides Sania IMO has more powerful grounstrokes... So why is she not where Maria is in terms of her achievements?

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Maria's been playing at the top level for a few years. Sania only for one year, and she's only had a coach for 8 months.Two totally different players anyway.

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Maria's height is to her advantage when it comes to her serve and reach. Sania's is not tall and does not have much reach. And Masha moves better than she's given credit for.

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I don't agree. Maria groundstrokes are better. Maria serve and return better. Maria is more focused also..I don't even know how someone can compare
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Serve is a big factor. And Maria is a much better sidetoside mover than people realise. Perhaps cos of her reach as well.

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Mirza and Sharapova being compared?

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Sharapova is better, End of.
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Mirza and Sharapova being compared?
Eventho I am a Sania fan,I totally agree..There is no comparison, Sania is a top50 player whereas Maria definitely has the talent and determination to be the TOP PLAYER in the world.
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Sania had practically no training early on. she is having a coach for last 8 months only. Maria on the other hand had coaching of the best kind right from the childhood. so she has better discipline, serve and knows what to do and when. Sania has learnt how to serve now at the age of 19!, give her two years and i hope she will be a much better player compared to what she is now. the recent slump is because of the changes she is trying to bring in her game and not because she is not talented.
Dont get me wrong, Maria is talented and will soon dominate the woman's tennis. always keep in mind the resourses the two had to work with for last 7-8 years.

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Dont get me wrong, Maria is talented and will soon dominate the woman's tennis but please dont make this a thread to bash sania
He isn't trying to bash her. He's just asking why she isn't more highly ranked.
Every player on the tour who's faced her is talking about sania's forehand.Seems like its reasonable to expect more of her.She still has a lot to mature, and areas that need work.
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Sania had practically no training early on. she is having a coach for last 8 months only. Maria on the other hand had coaching of the best kind right from the childhood. so she has better discipline, serve and knows what to do and when. Sania has learnt how to serve now at the age of 19!, give her two years and i hope she will be a much better player compared to what she is now. the recent slump is because of the changes she is trying to bring in her game and not because she is not talented.
Dont get me wrong, Maria is talented and will soon dominate the woman's tennis but please dont make this a thread to bash sania. always keep in mind the resourses the two had to work with for last 7-8 years.

why do you say I made this thread to bash Sania? I even said that IMO Sania's grounstrokes are better as they are more penetrating. I just find these two players tenniswise very similar (strongs sides, weaknesses) and am trying to understand why, e.g., Maria gets to the final of IW and Sania doesn't. I think it's valid.

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He isn't trying to bash her. He's just asking why she isn't more highly ranked.
Every player on the tour who's faced her is talking about sania's forehand.Seems like its reasonable to expect more of her.She still has a lot to mature, and areas that need work.
There's no point in comparing the two anyway.
thanks. i wish I could give out more reps today... tomorrow it will be coming your way.

Sania backhand is also pretty good. Lena D. had troubles off both sides of Sania when they played.

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LenaD fan made a pertinent point about how Masha has had excellent training and coaching since childhood while Sania has not. That has played a major role in their different developements as tennis players.

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why do you say I made this thread to bash Sania? I even said that IMO Sania's grounstrokes are better as they are more penetrating. I just find these two players tenniswise very similar (strongs sides, weaknesses) and am trying to understand why, e.g., Maria gets to the final of IW and Sania doesn't. I think it's valid.

please dont get me wrong. it was not aimed at you. i am just refering to a possibility because of what usually happens when two players are compared especially when the difference between their achievements is this big. btw i have edited my post.
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