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Mashona Washington - what the hell is going on!!??!

ok so I believe she hasn't advanced a second round in a tournament all year , even losing to Baltacha a few months ago, and now here she is playing top notch tennis all of a sudden As far as I remember, only last week she lost to Sprem too quite easily. This is an amazing turn around for her, ok I know Maria has some sort of ankle problem but Mashona has a great attacking game. I hope she can carry on playing like this in the future, at least herself and Maria have are providing the match of the tournament so far

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You're right. Mashona is really playing great right now, and hopefully she can pull off the upset.

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And to think that Gnie is 0-4 against this Kvitova player. Sometimes tennis is just not logical at all.
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this match kinda reminds me of the lee waters match from australia against momo. you see the other gal competing so well and really enjoying being on the big court and wonder what it is that's keeping them from beating the easier opponents.
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Remember that look that Maria always had on her face last year, in the U.S. Open quarterfinals against Nadia Petrova? Well she has that look again today. Hopefully, Mashona won't choke like Nadia did.

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ok so I believe she hasn't advanced a second round in a tournament all year , even losing to Baltacha a few months ago, and now here she is playing top notch tennis all of a sudden As far as I remember, only last week she lost to Sprem too quite easily. This is an amazing turn around for her, ok I know Maria has some sort of ankle problem but Mashona has a great attacking game. I hope she can carry on playing like this in the future, at least herself and Maria have are providing the match of the tournament so far
I'm not trying to be rude or anything but next time could you actually look at the history between players before starting threads. A player ranking might go up and down but if the chance comes of playing someone that they have always played well against, then they will play well against them even if they're on a slump.
Mashona beat her in 04 at New Haven and then barely lost to her at Tokyo in the same year. They hit the same kind of ball and Mashona is the better mover even with her older age.

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This match and the whole situation reminds me of Angie's match against Serena at Wimbledon last year. Angela also played amazing tennis out of nowhere but just came up short.

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She hasn't won yet...And I don't think she's mentally tough to win this.
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This match and the whole situation reminds me of Angie's match against Serena at Wimbledon last year. Angela also played amazing tennis out of nowhere but just came up short.
This isn't amazing tennis out of nowhere!
Out of all the lower ranked players, Maria has had the most troubles with Mashona during her short career as a top ranked player. They have the same styles of play, hit freely and go for the lines.

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I'm not trying to be rude or anything but next time could you actually look at the history between players before starting threads. A player ranking might go up and down but if the chance comes of playing someone that they have always played well against, then they will play well against them even if they're on a slump.
Mashona beat her in 04 at New Haven and then barely lost to her at Tokyo in the same year. They hit the same kind of ball and Mashona is the better mover even with her older age.
Yes I'm well aware that Mashona beat Maria before. In fact, I predicted in another thread that Mashona would upset Maria here ( don't mean to jinx her now) but I never actually expected her to play like she is now. You make it sound though like Mashona's general level is on the same par as Maria's

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This match and the whole situation reminds me of Angie's match against Serena at Wimbledon last year. Angela also played amazing tennis out of nowhere but just came up short.
Yes. This result is very reminiscent of that match Serena had against Angela.
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The thing she did in the 2-1 game was cute, after she got lucky with that squash shot.

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To be fair.......Maria is out from injury and isnt the best on clay.
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It's like Angela Haynes against another injured #4 seed and former Wimbledon Champ (my Rena!) I guess she's just deciding to play well today...I thought it would be over @ 5-5 in the second, but Mashona stepped up! It's good to see her play well. I know she's been struggling as of late, so I hope she pulls off the upset, not because I don't like Maria (because I do, check the sig.) but I feel so happy to see other African-American player peforming well @ slams whose last name isn't Williams. So...I mean, whatever happens, she gave it her best, and UNLIKE Haynes (although she has been going through her share of personal problems) learns from the match and uses it to get better. Maria is a TOUGH competitor, Mashona lasted a long long than I thought she would especially after losing the first set 2-6. I mean, Maria doesn't give up anything hardly ever, so I hope she just plays well to the end, and builds upon the match, whatever the outcome.
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go mashona

she really had played decent tennis in this match from a set and break down.
and really lucky too in some shots (the cross court drop on the run, she had no idea of that one )

go for the upset!

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