Re: And If maria was in SF agaisnt Serena?
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Maria and Serena both have to win their Quarter Finals first. However, I think they both will and we will be in for a treat. Serena against Vaidisova was impressive but didn't prove to me that Serena is unbeatable this tournament. Nicole's errors and poor returns allowed Serena to dominate on serve, but a few sloppy games gave Serena the breaks. Maria has been playing so solidly. Her unforced error count has been lower than her winners count in every single one of her matches and her returns have been lethal. Dementieva won zero points behind her second serve and under 50% on her first. I know Serena's serve is of a different calibre but it just proves how well Maria is returning. Maria and Serena are about par when it comes to groundstrokes. This year, it all comes down to who serves and returns better. It'll be very close. That's why Serena won last year's final. Her serving and returning were far better than Maria's on the day (and then we found out about the shoulder injury.) Whatever happens, it should be a closely contested affair - and this time NO DRUBBINGS.
“I’m not the next anyone. I’m the first Maria Sharapova...” Australian Open Champion 2008 - French Open Champion 2012 & 2014
Wimbledon Champion 2004 - US Open Champion 2006
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