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Crucial time for Maria?

There is no doubt that Maria's been having a depression these months, especially as she commented March was a horrible month for her. Although it seemed that she did well in the Roland Garros, reaching the semi-final however losing to Ivanovic with an humiliating result (just like the one in Australian Open), it clearly wasn't her best. I can hardly see her consistentsy this year. Once again she lost to Venus with a quite embarassing result 1-6,3-6. I doubt it should be a performance by a world no.2? It should have been closer. Although I'm a great fan of her, I don't wanna take the shoulder injury as an excuse to explain her defeat, even it might be true to a certain extent. I somehow think that she should change her coach right now. Of course, her father can still stay with her, but hopefully not being the coach? Michael should be changed as well. He's not a great ATP player indeed. A brand new chemistry must be created. Of course, an enormous investment of time should be made. I know she's very keen on defending her World No. 2 status, but clearly it shows that she's not really for doing so. Take Roddick, he's spent a year changing his techniques. I think Maria should do the same as well. Don't care about the rank at the moment, it doesn't matter whether being able to join the YEC or not. She should find the best for her.
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Re: Crucial time for Maria?

She's fine. If she has terrible results all year, then I will worry. At this time last year she only had one title and it turned out to be her best year yet.
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Not crucial for Maria..... but basically everyone put her at the top way too soon. Venus/ Serena/ justine arent ready to move aside yet....
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But last year this time, she was healthy. She had great performance in the first half of last year - Australian + Wimbledon semis, Dubai and Miami Finals + Indian Wells champion. But this year? I can only count her stunning two Grand Slams.
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I don't see this as a bad year for her. She's losing to players better than her. Unfortunately for her, that list is growing by the week.
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She's one-dimensional, and now that the novelty of her presence and power on court has worn off, she's stagnating. Didn't anyone else see this coming? Yeah it's a crucial time - a crucial time for her to hire a real coach or to actually learn how to add more variety to her lacking game.
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She's one-dimensional, and now that the novelty of her presence and power on court has worn off, she's stagnating. Didn't anyone else see this coming? Yeah it's a crucial time - a crucial time for her to hire a real coach or to actually learn how to add more variety to her lacking game.


I hope you have your flame suit ready because I have a feeling its about to get ugly in here.


That said, I do think this is a crucial moment in her career. I hope she recovers.
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I think Maria needs defff a new coach and someone who really supports her no matter what, I think her dad doesn't do that.

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Hey mankind,

You hit the nail right on the head. There is nothing wrong with Maria. She was always overrated and they did that when the sisters and the Belgiums where injured. The Russians faded, now it's the Serbs.

Maria had an easy route at the FO and she had an easy route at Wimbeldon. She just faced a ready Venus who had gotten her serve clicking, and she whipped her butt ole fashion style.

Like Patrick MacEnroe said, she took Maria to the shed. Meaning she took her to the shed and whipped her azz.

The only thing that is hurt on Maria is her pride. She loves being in the lime light and getting all of the acolades from the commentators. Venus just made her look like the tier II player that she really is.

Maria was manhandling all of her opponents and hitting winners everywhere on the courts. Venus just beat Maria with the power game and big serve that Venus ushered in to the womens game in 2000 and beyond.

Maria has always been overrated. This is the second time that Venus came into Wimbledon off of injury and lack of match play and whip Maria's azz like she stole something.

She's just a ball bashing screaming player with no finese and net game. It's just not Venus and SErena who's gonna beat her.
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There is no doubt that Maria's been having a depression these months, especially as she commented March was a horrible month for her. Although it seemed that she did well in the Roland Garros, reaching the semi-final however losing to Ivanovic with an humiliating result (just like the one in Australian Open), it clearly wasn't her best. I can hardly see her consistentsy this year. Once again she lost to Venus with a quite embarassing result 1-6,3-6. I doubt it should be a performance by a world no.2? It should have been closer. Although I'm a great fan of her, I don't wanna take the shoulder injury as an excuse to explain her defeat, even it might be true to a certain extent. I somehow think that she should change her coach right now. Of course, her father can still stay with her, but hopefully not being the coach? Michael should be changed as well. He's not a great ATP player indeed. A brand new chemistry must be created. Of course, an enormous investment of time should be made. I know she's very keen on defending her World No. 2 status, but clearly it shows that she's not really for doing so. Take Roddick, he's spent a year changing his techniques. I think Maria should do the same as well. Don't care about the rank at the moment, it doesn't matter whether being able to join the YEC or not. She should find the best for her.
Depression?
Tennis is not that serious for any of these players once they leave the practice courts.
As Justine said before this tournament, winning Wimbledon will not make her a better person.

I'm sure the same can be said for Maria and winning any tournament.

Sharapova hasn't lost before the round of 16 for three years. That's consistency for you.
She's ranked number two in the world for a reason.

Again there's no reason to question a player if they're holding one of the four slams in their possession.

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Hey mankind,

You hit the nail right on the head. There is nothing wrong with Maria. She was always overrated and they did that when the sisters and the Belgiums where injured. The Russians faded, now it's the Serbs.

Maria had an easy route at the FO and she had an easy route at Wimbeldon. She just faced a ready Venus who had gotten her serve clicking, and she whipped her butt ole fashion style.

Like Patrick MacEnroe said, she took Maria to the shed. Meaning she took her to the shed and whipped her azz.

The only thing that is hurt on Maria is her pride. She loves being in the lime light and getting all of the acolades from the commentators. Venus just made her look like the tier II player that she really is.

Maria was manhandling all of her opponents and hitting winners everywhere on the courts. Venus just beat Maria with the power game and big serve that Venus ushered in to the womens game in 2000 and beyond.

Maria has always been overrated. This is the second time that Venus came into Wimbledon off of injury and lack of match play and whip Maria's azz like she stole something.

She's just a ball bashing screaming player with no finese and net game. It's just not Venus and SErena who's gonna beat her.
For one thing, the Russians haven't faded, other Russians just have taken their place in the top 10.
Maria still holds in her possession one of the slams.

You don't win two slams and an YEC as an overrated player, obviously you're missing that point.
Maybe one slam but two puts you in big girl territory.

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For one thing, the Russians haven't faded, other Russians just have taken their place in the top 10.
Maria still holds in her possession one of the slams.

You don't win two slams and an YEC as an overrated player, obviously you're missing that point.
Maybe one slam but two puts you in big girl territory.
All titles are not created equal. Point of fact being Maria's YEC title.
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its indeed quite embarassing for a world #2 to be without a title YTD despite having played in 2 Tier III
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She's one-dimensional, and now that the novelty of her presence and power on court has worn off, she's stagnating. Didn't anyone else see this coming? Yeah it's a crucial time - a crucial time for her to hire a real coach or to actually learn how to add more variety to her lacking game.
ITA and that's why it always pissed me off when Lindsay couldn't get the job done against Maria.

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She's one-dimensional, and now that the novelty of her presence and power on court has worn off, she's stagnating. Didn't anyone else see this coming? Yeah it's a crucial time - a crucial time for her to hire a real coach or to actually learn how to add more variety to her lacking game.
yeah i agree with you there. as soon as maria & venus won their way to face each other i knew that maria's one-dimensional game would play into venus' hands & how right i was.

hope maria realises this if she wants to win more slam titles.
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