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2008: The best year to date for Maria?

After a very promising final display from Maria at the YECs last week, I can't help but feel Maria's best career year to date will be 2008. Quite often, players with a very strong mentality and attitude who come back from injury, like Serena AO 2007, make an impressive comeback and produce some of the best results of their career. Maria could very well do the same. Her entire game, as a whole, has improved and now the injury's gone I feel like she'll make a rise to the top again, especially at AO. The surface has changed (and to the sounds of things, it works in her favour) and she always does reasonably well in Australia. If she wins the tournament, which is possible (I'd say she's second favourite at the moment), it could set the tone to what could be a fantastic 2008. Also, Maria seems to like even-numbered years. We all know what happened in 2004 and 2006 so could 2008 be the best one yet?

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Re: 2008: The best year to date for Maria?

Some people thought she was ready to dominate 2007.
She has to stay healthy, she has to beat Justine, who's been improving.

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Re: 2008: The best year to date for Maria?

She has to stay healthy and work on her game as a whole also start winning her matches against Henin and the Williams sisters then she can make 2008 her best year so far

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Re: 2008: The best year to date for Maria?

I think we can discuss this when the 2008 season is over
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Re: 2008: The best year to date for Maria?

well as ppl said if she stays healthy and her serve is on,why not? i mean then we can expect her best season to come...her serve,her groundstrokes and her defence game are vital in all matches,so if everything goes well we'll see a new dominate maria!

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Re: 2008: The best year to date for Maria?

No

After she won the US last year people said this and she barley made YEC this year

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Should have voted for the Mashabators.

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Re: 2008: The best year to date for Maria?

I think this year was a disaster for Maria.. I think Serena has her psyched out after the beatdowns she put on Maria this year..

I see 2008 being a year where Maria wins nearly every match against players not named Venus, Justine or Serena but loses every match against those 3.. The Williams have her power and athleticism (court coverage) she just cannot match..
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Re: 2008: The best year to date for Maria?

Here's what I think, going by form is a tough thing to consider when you realize that players like JH, SW and VW can basically play shitty one day and completely obliterate the rest of the field the next. So as well as Maria is playing now, it would really depend on who how well her three major competitors are playing. I hope for her sake that she is able to take her game to another level during the off season because she really needs to take control of how her year is going. Keep herself healthy and motivated to play well.
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I think 2008 will be a breakthrough year for Kirilenko. She's going to be the big Maria on the block

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Re: 2008: The best year to date for Maria?

I'm sure Maria is likely to dominate at some point. Will it be 2008?

We'll have to wait and see.....

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Re: 2008: The best year to date for Maria?

You've got two months to be optimistic, so why not?

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Re: 2008: The best year to date for Maria?

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You've got two months to be optimistic, so why not?
At least they have that option! There's a lot to look forward to in 08 surrounding Miss Sharapova.
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