I don't dislike Ana, and I far prefer her to Sharapova, but Maria has dropped many sets this year and gone on to win the match. You can say that Ana was playing very well, but who knows what the outcome would have been if Sharapova could have finished the match?
Come on the Bhoys!
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That's not how Maria usually hit. And not where usually place the ball.
What I've noticed though, is that since awhile everyone plays awfully well against Maria. Even the unseeded ones start to win sets against her.
Is the WTA game level suddenly rised , or it's Maria who's having problems?
Ivanovic reminds me alot of JenCap for some reason.
That's a really good call. Her forehand on the run looked so much like Capriati it was eery. They have similar body types. If Ivanovic had a more consistent good backhand, I'd agree 100%. Good eye on that one.
I don't see evidence of any injury. Maria is running, trying to get down to get the low balls Ana was sending her way, and showed what for her is good movement. Is the chair ump new? It doesn't look like Carlos Bernardes - too much hair.