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Sharapova has never lost to a younger player. Who will be the first to beat her?

Maria Sharapova has the incredible record of having never lost to a younger tennis player in a singles match on any level of her young but illustrious career including the WTA Tour. Which younger player will be the first younger player to beat Maria? I've thought all along it would be Tatiana Golovin. Now I think it will be Ana Ivanovic. Tomorrow could be the day as Masha could be a bit tired from playing 3 tournaments in row and playing at less than 100% health. Part of the reason I've switched my choice to Ivanovic is because Masha doesn't lose Bollettieri Backyard Brawls to fellow Bollettieri students like Golovin and Jankovic because she's very motivated to beat those girls who've trained with her at Bolletteri's. But Ivanovic doesn't have a connection to Bollettieri's academy so Masha could be caught with her guard down late in the year and with the YEC in Madrid on the horizon.

I also can't wait until Masha gets a chance to play Nicole Vaidisova for the first time on the WTA Tour. Nicole beat Masha in a 2004 World Team Tennis singles match. But that doesn't count. Although I bet Nicole remembers that match.

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Re: Sharapova has never lost to a younger player. Who will be the first to beat her?

we are close to know
im not guessing because im always wrong
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Hopefully Masha will maintain her record.

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Naomi Cavaday!!!
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Xan, Masha has maintained her incredible record very well so far in her tennis career. But at some point she has to lose a match to a younger player. She can't be perfect forever when it comes to beating younger players.

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Re: Sharapova has never lost to a younger player. Who will be the first to beat her?

She lost to Little Masha, but I see on www.wtatour.com that Little Masha is a few months older!

Hmmm, I say, that Vania King chick gets Big Masha when she's having a bad day sometime next year.

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It's rare to lose to players "younger" than you when you celebrated your 7th birthday three times before coming to the States.
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She lost to Little Masha, but I see on www.wtatour.com that Little Masha is a few months older!

Hmmm, I say, that Vania King chick gets Big Masha when she's having a bad day sometime next year.
That's true. Little Masha actually beat her in the Beijing match, even though Maria retired at the urge of Yuri
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It's rare to lose to players "younger" than you when you celebrated your 7th birthday three times before coming to the States.
I was thinking the same thing, hon, Little Masha looks heaps younger than Big Masha.

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I was thinking the same thing, hon, Little Masha looks heaps younger than Big Masha.
Here's a joke I love ...

What was Nicole Vaidisova's favorite birthday party?

Her 3rd 8th birthday!
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wow, Maria's never lost to a player younger than her? That's an incredible record!

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Naomi Cavaday!!!


But I think Vaidisova will beat her
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wow, Maria's never lost to a player younger than her? That's an incredible record!
well, it's not like she's 25 or something
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well, it's not like she's 25 or something
Yes, she is.
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