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Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

We all remember that infamous match that Maria lost in that US Open third round, and we all know that Radwanska did waiting Maria´s second serve, will she do that again tomorrow? I think she will, but this time Maria should be prepared against this poor display of gamesmanship...
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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

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Radwanska:
"She was the favorite and I think she was more nervous," Radwanska said.
At times, Radwanska walked nearly halfway from the baseline to the net as Sharapova got ready, then backed off at the last second.
"I knew that she hates [it] if somebody is moving on the serve," Radwanska said, her braces gleaming in the sunlight. "She made many mistakes."

Maria:
"It will be interesting to see if she does it again next time I play her." maria, after being asked what she thinks about radwanska's tactic moves before her 2nd service.
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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

I'm sure Maria will scream when she hits the ball, and take as long as she wants between points.
I don't know if Aga will move as Maria starts her serve.

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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

What gamesmanship?
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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

I hope she doesn't do it. It's almost as bad and annoying as Djovokic's ball bouncing.

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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

Well it seems as this tier 1 has all the top players gone early, so Maria will have no tougher competition than Justine did in Antwerp.
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Gamesmanship my ass

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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

What gamesmanship? Its a totally acceptable tactic. Bartoli does it, the williams sisters have done something similar. Hell even Monica used to do it.

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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

How is that gamesmanship? It's purely tactical. If your opponent is hitting second serves that you can take advantage of, the smart thing to do is move in and pounce on it.

At their best, the WS, Davenport, Seles, and Capriati, Henin and Pierce all did/do this. Sharapova does it as well. Why is it "gamesmanship" when Radwanska does it?
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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

Aga is a very smart player. I wouldn't be surprised if she beat Maria.

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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

Well, if she is hopping around before the serve ... at least her plimsolls are hopping ..... quietly.

To quote the previous poster: gamesmanship my ass.
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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

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Well it seems as this tier 1 has all the top players gone early, so Maria will have no tougher competition than Justine did in Antwerp.
Right.

Antwerp semifinals:
Henin - #1
Bacszinksy (I cannot spell her name) - #94
Li - #33
Knapp - #47

Doha semifinals:
Sharapova - #5
Radwanska - #20
Li - #29
Zvonareva - #27

Sharapova's lost to Radwanska and Zvonareva. Something tells me Sharapova's competition, at least on paper, is much tougher than Justine's. But you can only beat who's in front of you, so it doesn't really matter anyway.
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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

Gamesmanship.

Get it together.

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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

Gamesmanship?
look it up in dictionary first

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Re: Will Radwanska use gamesmanship for the second time against Maria?

Gamesmanship
I remeber when this happened
Thought it was a smart move

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