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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2006, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Petrova's rise in the rankings is bad news for Sharapova

If they will be seeded 3rd and 4th in the Slams then it will mean that Sharapova won't have those easy quarterfinals anymore. (Not easy in terms of score but Petrova always finds a way to choke againest Shrapova)

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Yeah Petrova will just be beaten by someone else in Quarter finals instead. Maybe except RG
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Probably better for Nadia isnt it
..and we (Maria/Nadia fans) can see a different GS QF for the 1st time in a year
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IMO Maria won't be too happy if Miss Petrova becomes Russian no.1

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Probably better for Nadia isnt it
..and we (Maria/Nadia fans) can see a different GS QF for the 1st time in a year
Finally Although i always felt a bit on comfort knowing Masha would play Nadia in the quarters, but hey its time for a change.
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Yeah but I'm sure Maria prefers to play Nadia in the quarters instead of a Lindsay, Justine, Mary etc.
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Hopefully Sharapova's draw is more brutal than it has been in the past!
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Probably better for Nadia isnt it
...Exactly...but this is actually good news imo. No more ugly matches! The AO one was horrible... Give me something more exciting to watch. Love her matches with Martina. That's a QF I wouldn't mind. It's not like beating Petrova got her to a final or a slam title anyway. So no bad news here. If you are good enough, you'll beat everyone in your way.

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petrova is a much better player now then when she played sharapova last, and she's undefeted on clay so far this year

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Sharapova won the Wimbledon quarterfinal, but Petrova choked at the USO and the Aussie quarterfinals.

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How nice. Now Maria can beat up on her in the semis! Thanks!

Seriously, its not going to matter in the big scheme of things. No one in the WTA looks forward to playing Maria, grand slam quarterfinals or not.
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How nice. Now Maria can beat up on her in the semis! Thanks!
....yeah but I dont know about at the French though... but I guess she'll always have a chance.

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petrova is a much better player now then when she played sharapova last, and she's undefeted on clay so far this year
DId you even read the thread?

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How nice. Now Maria can beat up on her in the semis! Thanks!

Seriously, its not going to matter in the big scheme of things. No one in the WTA looks forward to playing Maria, grand slam quarterfinals or not.
No Maria will have to beat up Amélie or Kim in semi's and given her past record against them, they may look forward to it!
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I think Nadia can live up to her seeding at RG. Unless she draws Henin in the QF.
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