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The eh.... hardest part of Maria's draw!

The eh.... hardest part of Maria's draw!

OK so she has a super easy draw. Anyone want to comment on these possible match ups? These will be her biggest possible challenges!

Sharapova vs. Vaidisova
Sharapova vs. Kuznetsova
Sharapova vs. Petrova
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Re: The eh.... hardest part of Maria's draw!

Maria is gonna be out reallllllllllllllllllllllly soon, you'll see.
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Re: The eh.... hardest part of Maria's draw!

The Kuznetsova/Petrova section is much easier.

Sharapova vs. Vaidisova would be interesting. I definately think Sharapova would win it but she would be pushed, maybe even to 3 sets.

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Re: The eh.... hardest part of Maria's draw!

Well,she's definitely showing everyone that she has a cake draw based on her last two matches.
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Well,she's definitely showing everyone that she has a cake draw based on her last two matches.
Every seed has had a "cake draw" based on their past two rounds. The only one who can complain is Hantuchova and maybe Srebotnik.

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hrmmm. I think Vaidisova will be her toughest match.... unless Hingis makes her way into that semifinal some how... I mean i know hingis is a long shot, but if hingis makes it to that semi i have a feeling she'll be just playing with a lot of fun and something special might happen....

But yeah Vaidsiova because she plays with no fear.... it should be a good match...
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Re: The eh.... hardest part of Maria's draw!

Is she capable of losing to any of those players? Yes.

Will she likely lose to any of those players? Nope.

Kuznetsova has the best shot of taking her down because she's the most consistent. You never know who will show up when Nadia plays, or if she'll even get there. Vaidisova is the least likely to take Maria down.

I think it would be interesting to see Maria play someone younger, like Szavay or Paszek. I almost think a capable young player has a better shot at hurting Maria than someone she's played against a lot.

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let's not count our chickens...
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Is she capable of losing to any of those players? Yes.

Will she likely lose to any of those players? Nope.

Kuznetsova has the best shot of taking her down because she's the most consistent. You never know who will show up when Nadia plays, or if she'll even get there. Vaidisova is the least likely to take Maria down.

I think it would be interesting to see Maria play someone younger, like Szavay or Paszek. I almost think a capable young player has a better shot at hurting Maria than someone she's played against a lot.

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She has played Paszek before (in Birmingham) who took her to three. I'd like to see Maria play Szavay or Azarenka though. Keep in mind Szavay is only one year younger than Sharapova while Vaidisova and Azarenka are two years younger.

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Petrova is Maria's bitch, and conveniently always land in Maria's part of the draw
Kuzzy is unpredictable and hasn't been impressive
Vaidisova just came back from a long lay-off ( I have a feeling Peer will spoil another potential Maria-Nicole showdown)
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Martina/Anna/Patty are the players who can trouble Maria most in that side of the draw. The others are too predictable.
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Kuznetsova has the best shot at taking her out

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excited for the long awaited Sharapova/Vaidisova catfight
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