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what's wrong with Maria?

she seems to struggle a lot in Tokyo
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Re: what's wrong with Maria?

You mean Kirilenko? She's starting to play better.

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Re: what's wrong with Maria?

i mean Sharapova.
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Re: what's wrong with Maria?

She's human? She can't play top notch tennis all the time?

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Re: what's wrong with Maria?

Sharapova goes thru slumps. Yet she still wins titles. I don't know if that first match against Pin in the heat is still affecting her.
She gets a rest after this week, and if she isn't playing well in Dubai and IW, then it might be a worry.

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Re: what's wrong with Maria?

Her serve continues to be off but other than that I wouldn't say winning against Ai 4-6 6-0 6-1 is struggling all that much.

Maria will fix her serve - sooner rather than later, I hope.

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Re: what's wrong with Maria?

from your point of view the fact that she still wins !
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Re: what's wrong with Maria?

I think shes going through a mini-slump?
But she will probably still win this tourney
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Re: what's wrong with Maria?

There is no one in this tournament to seriously trouble her...she will win this along with IW where virtually no top players are playing.
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yeh i think she should win this but i hope dementieva defends her title

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Shaky service worries Sharapova

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TOKYO, Japan -- World number one Maria Sharapova battled her way into the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo with a 4-6 6-0 6-1 victory over Japan's Ai Sugiyama on Friday.

The 19-year-old Russian squandered a 3-1 lead to drop the first set but quickly recovered after a calming head-to-head with coach Michael Joyce to whitewash Sugiyama in the second.

Sharapova has dismissed on-court coaching as a gimmick but she only clicked into gear in her opening match against Italy's Francesca Schiavone following a dressing-down from Joyce.

Watched by Japan's Prince Akishino, Sharapova made another rapid transformation after dropping the first set, winning 12 of the next 13 games to advance to the last four.

"I was giving Ai all the time in the world to do her thing," said Sharapova, who served 14 double faults after an embarrassing 17 against Schiavone.

"I wasn't going for my shots in the first set. Michael told me to step in and be more aggressive."

Sharapova, who faces fifth seed Ana Ivanovic in the semifinals, admitted her erratic serve was causing her concern.

"I'm not going to win too many matches serving the way I'm serving," said Sharapova, beaten by Serena Williams in the final of the Australian Open at the weekend.

"I'm not going to get away with it against higher-ranked players."

Asked by a Japanese reporter if any tweaking of her service action was to blame for all the double faults, Sharapova snapped: "No. Don't need a translation for that!"
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Re: what's wrong with Maria?

her serve has been terrible since the start of the year

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Re: what's wrong with Maria?

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There is no one in this tournament to seriously trouble her...she will win this along with IW where virtually no top players are playing.
Hmmmm.......Sounds alot like another player and the tournaments she plays in!
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Re: what's wrong with Maria?

at least she won the match, losing the first set so

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Hmmmm.......Sounds alot like another player and the tournaments she plays in!
ypure talking about martina right?

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