Re: not easy for Masha
I dont think it is so much that ALL Williams fan's hate Maria. I for one, dont HATE Maria at all, I enjoy her. She has an awesome offensive game, but she can be overwhelmed if you put her on the defense. I think the problem you are having with the William's fans is that they all know that she is a lesser version of the game Venus brought to the tour about 10 years ago. Hard hitting baseliner.. not just- but one of the best, she hits amazingly hard with a very good high percent.. it makes it difficult for other players to play there game. The problem is, Serena has figured out Maria, and has exposed her lack of movement and defense when playing a BIG Ball striker. Venus has much better game on the run, and yes this must be due to the fact she can wake up with Serena every day and practice with her, but still never the less.. I dont think its hate, just bitterness that she is recieving so much hype, when her game is a lesser of their own.
I love Maria.. she just need to improve that area of her game.. maybe a new hitting partner. - her game seems fine for the rest of the tour though, including Justine, who does not seem to overwhelm Maria either. Its just the big big hitters, Serena, Lindsey (lets not forget the 6/0 6/0 beating at Indian Wells), and Ana. ( Venus is a big hitter, but she can defend so well, she seems to tend to go into defence mood quicker then Serena, because Venus can reley more on her movement still. Venus plays more like a women then the others, as does Maria.. which is my explanation for their matches being a bit closer.)
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