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Is Sharapova still a contender for Wimbledon 2007?

She's obviously having troubles with her game and quick change from clay to grass won't help. Also the Williams sisters are back and Serena is invincible at the moment, Henin is always a contender getting to final last year and you can never count Mauresmo out as the defending champion. Jankovic and Vaidisova also have major chances to get very far, if not raise the trophy. So where does this leave Maria, grass is (or at least was) her best surface, the crowd have a place in their heart resereved for her (after her fairytale win), and the tabloids love her drama. But will her game let her down, pure grit alone isn't working anymore.
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She's obviously having troubles with her game and quick change from clay to grass won't help. Also the Williams sisters are back and Serena is invincible at the moment, Henin is always a contender getting to final last year and you can never count Mauresmo out as the defending champion. Jankovic and Vaidisova also have major chances to get very far, if not raise the trophy. So where does this leave Maria, grass is (or at least was) her best surface, the crowd have a place in their heart resereved for her (after her fairytale win), and the tabloids love her drama. But will her game let her down, pure grit alone isn't working anymore.
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Because I would like other people's opinion on the topic, last time I checked this was a tennis forum...a place for disscussion
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Re: Is Sharapova still a contender for Wimbledon 2007?

yes,she's still a huge contender for it!

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Re: Is Sharapova still a contender for Wimbledon 2007?

why do you think jankovic and vaidisova have real chances on grass??

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Re: Is Sharapova still a contender for Wimbledon 2007?

Her chances are always there on grass but at the moment they look slightly diminished. If her serve is better then she's alright but if not other players are gonig to start to pick on her. She has lost her aura at the moment.
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why do you think jankovic and vaidisova have real chances on grass??
he/she/it asks the questions....didnt you read its previous post?
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why do you think jankovic and vaidisova have real chances??
I just thought if there is no real improvement in Maria's game then both of these could take her out in the quaters if the draw allowed for it. I can see both seeing it as a great opportunity to make another grand slam semi and going into such a match all guns blazing.
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yes she is..her shoulder will be ok by then cant wait!!

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I just thought if there is no real improvement in Maria's game then both of these could take her out in the quaters if the draw allowed for it. I can see both seeing it as a great opportunity to make another grand slam semi and going into such a match all guns blazing.


vaidisova or jankovic def sharapova at wimbledon
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Re: Is Sharapova still a contender for Wimbledon 2007?

Sharapova is DEFINITELY still a contender. A few years ago she also went through a slump and people argued that her Wimbledon title had been a fluke. Two months later she won the YEC.

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Re: Is Sharapova still a contender for Wimbledon 2007?

if her serve is back to its best then yes, shes a main contender, but if her serve isnt at 100% she is venerable to players she wouldnt normally be to at Wimbledon.

I still think that Serena, Venus and Justine would ve favoured against her at Wimbledon though.
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Re: Is Sharapova still a contender for Wimbledon 2007?

Yes,I think so.
There's no doubt that she is still competitive.

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Re: Is Sharapova still a contender for Wimbledon 2007?

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vaidisova or jankovic def sharapova at wimbledon
What's wrong with that Jankovic is on fire at the moment and has good results on grass and Vaidisova has a game to match Sharapova's. No player is safe in any tournament and any player can lose to any other player on any given day.
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Re: Is Sharapova still a contender for Wimbledon 2007?

maria has more chances to win it without her serve than vaidisova and jankovic have at the moment

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