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Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon

I just noticed that Maria has lost to the eventual Wimbledon Champion three years in a row. I guess you have to beat Sharapova if you want to win the Wimby title nowdays LOL. Although I am no fan of Maria, I think that meeting all these grass court specialist(especially Venus) have been bad luck for her.
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Last year she played Flavia in round 4. In 2004 she played Frazier in round 4.
This was her first tough draw here.
Sharapova doesn't volley well. Doesn't hit many slices. Not a great mover.
Yet she probably will win Wimbledon again, maybe a few more times.

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Re: Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon

She has been really akward on the court. Her serve is really struggling, and once you get her on the run she is DONE. The Williams sisters are definitely in her head! She won't win another grand slam for a while!
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Not sure why people keep thinking sharapova owns wimbledon just because she one it once. I would even first say Davenport owns wimbledon more that I would say sharapova owns it.. I mean, one year she won it.. "pigs were flying" the following years she's trounced.
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She has been really akward on the court. Her serve is really struggling, and once you get her on the run she is DONE. The Williams sisters are definitely in her head! She won't win another grand slam for a while!
Yeah her serve has gone down hill of late, and her confidence has just vanished

I am a huge fan of hers but i don't believe she is going to end the year with a title! She needs to regroup go back to the drawing boards and come back bigger and better next year hopefully!

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Re: Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon

When you reach the quarters or the semis you will face a "grass court specialist". I don't think Maria's draws have done her any favors. Better a tough fight in an early round than an easy run into a buzz saw.
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Not sure why people keep thinking sharapova owns wimbledon just because she one it once. I would even first say Davenport owns wimbledon more that I would say sharapova owns it.. I mean, one year she won it.. "pigs were flying" the following years she's trounced.
She's been "trounced" once at Wimbledon.
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She's been "trounced" once at Wimbledon.
make that twice....by Venus

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make that twice....by Venus
Having a tiebreak in one of the sets isn't being trounced. Trounced is what Sequera was by Serena.
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Well Maria is a two time grand slam champion. It makes sense to me you'd need a top player to take her out in a major tournament like this.
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Yeah her serve has gone down hill of late, and her confidence has just vanished

I am a huge fan of hers but i don't believe she is going to end the year with a title! She needs to regroup go back to the drawing boards and come back bigger and better next year hopefully!
I think she'll win one or two titles in summer and/or fall indoor...not a fan but not a hater either and I know she has pride like Serena so I highly doubt she will want to finish this season without a title...have faith....she's not losing to nobodies...she's losing to some of the best in the business

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Re: Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon

To answer the OP, I think it's just that to win a grand slam you need to face at least one TOP player (multiple gs winner) .Venus faced Sharapova. In Paris, Henin faced Serena. Melbourne was Serena vs Sharapova.
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Re: Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon

On grass, the top players are either inconsistent, injury prone or head cases. So just like 2004, Sharapova will get other good looks at winning Wimbledon.

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Re: Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon

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To answer the OP, I think it's just that to win a grand slam you need to face at least one TOP player (multiple gs winner) .Venus faced Sharapova. In Paris, Henin faced Serena. Melbourne was Serena vs Sharapova.
Is this a rule? If a bunch of unseeded "Bartolies" would climb the rounds, there's possible for some players to meet them instead of the seeds they've beaten.
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Re: Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon

The Williams sisters can do everything Maria can do but they do everything that little bit better, apart from movement, in that category they destroy her. Henin is masterclass of technical perfection, and at 5ft 5 3/4 towers above Masha in most areas of the game. Mauresmo also and seemingly Ivanovic may have her number. People saying she needs to go back to the drawing boards are right, but she must be in despair because, in all honesty, i can't see that she is capable of adding much more to her game, she has actually regressed since 04-06. Mainly due to the injury i am sure, so she just needs to bounce back.

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