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How far will Maria go?

How long do you think this winning streak can continue?
Do you think she will match or even beat Henin's record?

I think she can!!! GO MARIA!!!



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It ends tomorrow ...

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Re: How far will Maria go?

it will never end..it will be infinite

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Russian final will be great!
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Re: How far will Maria go?

Certainly not throught the claycourt season, so no she won't match Henin.
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Re: How far will Maria go?

Depends on how healthy she stays, and that's a big question mark. I've always believed that the ideal number of tournaments for Maria is 15-16 a year, spaced out so that she 1) doesn't play more than 2 weeks in a row, and 2) has a week of rest before the majors. When she gets more ambitious, bad things happen. She is tall, but still relatively frail for someone 6'2", and more prone to injuries than players who are shorter and more muscular. At the moment, she appears to have the injuries under control and is keeping a reasonable schedule, so who knows?

On the other hand, if she does play Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami (and I am hoping she pulls the plug on Dubai), she's going to have played a ton of tennis by the time Miami is over, and probably won't have been as successful as we fans of hers might be hoping.

Hard courts are her thing though, and I would say that it's possible she could do the IW/Miami double (came within one match of that in 2006) and head into the clay season not having lost since Madrid last year. Possible. But women's tennis is so unpredictable that all it takes is one bad day and poof.

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Re: How far will Maria go?

Hmmm well she should win Doha and be the favorite for the next few hardcourt tournies, but I don't know if I see her winning them all, especially if she plays Dubai. I also don't see her extending the winning streak through clay court season intact. None of this means she isn't playing the best tennis of anyone now.

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u really dont have to ask, there are about 5 who take this serious
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it will never end..it will be infinite
I'm second that.
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Well, let's see. She's never dominated the top players before, but the top players right now aren't healthy or aren't playing well. If she takes advantage of that, she can win Indian Wells and get far in Miami.

However, I don't except this to last too long if she has to face Henin/Venus/Serena/Jankovic/Ivanovic/Kuznetsova, etc. multiple times. When she won Indian Wells and made the final of Miami in 2006, her toughest opponents she had wins over were Hingis and Golovin.. when she dominated that fall, her big wins were Mauresmo, Henin(USO) and Clijsters(YEC) but she then lost to Henin in the semi's.

The reason I don't believe the Sharapova hype is because I'm waiting for her to back up the hype with more wins. We've been here before when people would say she's going to dominate and it never happened. So let's wait before we start comparing her to Henin 2007 who annihilated everyone in sight.

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I'm hoping it continues until the claycourt season then depending on her first few matches on clay we can talk more realistically

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Btw, I expect it to end at Dubai(vs. Henin) if she still plays.

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