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Surprises of the match: Maria's lefty forehand and backhand slices

Did everyone who watched see Maria's lefty forehand to save breakpoint?!... That was awesome!

And I've never seen Maria hit a bunch of really good and effective backhand slices!...

One thing about Maria...love her or hate her...you just know that she works really hard at improving her game and it's been on show since the Australia.

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Re: Surprises of the match: Maria's lefty forehand and backhand slices

You could have written that in that other thread..
Pova has enough threads already..
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Wow Maria is so amazing she hit a backhand slice!Let's all celebrate now
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Wow Maria is so amazing she hit a backhand slice!Let's all celebrate now
Tatiana can't even do that
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Wow Maria is so amazing she hit a backhand slice!Let's all celebrate now
Agree.
Now if Golovin had figured out how to hit any kind of backhand winner we should have celebrated it.
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Re: Surprises of the match: Maria's lefty forehand and backhand slices

The commentator said she just hit an improvised forehand slice but I didn't see it (I must've been blinking). Is that true?
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Wow Maria is so amazing she hit a backhand slice!Let's all celebrate now
Yes, I am actually celebrating.

She's been improving her variety and for all the criticism she gets for not employing this shot or that shot...the display today was pretty good.

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Re: Surprises of the match: Maria's lefty forehand and backhand slices

lmfao @ this thread
yes, she has finally learnt to hit sliced backhand
u know what, she even made one successful dropshot the second sucked though

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Agree.
Now if Golovin had figured out how to hit any kind of backhand winner we should have celebrated it.
Tatiana can hit a backhand winner...down the line!She hit a few against Sharapova in Miami So let's celebrate then
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lmfao @ this thread
yes, she has finally learnt to hit sliced backhand
u know what, she even made one successful dropshot the second sucked though
No, I think it was the first one that sucked big time.

Sefo, I don't remember a forehand slice. Maybe next time...baby steps...

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lmfao @ this thread
yes, she has finally learnt to hit sliced backhand
u know what, she even made one successful dropshot the second sucked though
and how many successful dropshots did Radwanska make today?
Oh wait... Sharapova killed both of them.

Btw, the first dropshot by Sharapova sucked, the second one was brilliant
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Re: Surprises of the match: Maria's lefty forehand and backhand slices

So she can hit a backhand slice, that hardly means she has variety. But at least she is improving.
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Hopefully Maria won't be that boring to watch for some from now on.
It's not just a BH slice, it was a winner or a shot that led to winning the point. It's a weapon in Maria's case. She used that against Justine at the AO.
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Did everyone who watched see Maria's lefty forehand to save breakpoint?!... That was awesome!

And I've never seen Maria hit a bunch of really good and effective backhand slices!...

One thing about Maria...love her or hate her...you just know that she works really hard at improving her game and it's been on show since the Australia.
So does every other player in the top 500


Everything is massively exaggerated with Maria and although im beginning to like her, it still pisses me off majorly. You see all the commentators saying "OMG!!11 Maria has been working sooooooo hard on her movement.. Doing footwork drills and everything!!11." So does every other player in the top 500... Or else they wouldn't be in the top 500. If you're not fit enough to last 2 whole sets then you're not getting anywhere... In fact, Maria most probably works on her game LESS than players lower down. It just gets really annoying.
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So does every other player in the top 500


Everything is massively exaggerated with Maria and although im beginning to like her, it still pisses me off majorly. You see all the commentators saying "OMG!!11 Maria has been working sooooooo hard on her movement.. Doing footwork drills and everything!!11." So does every other player in the top 500... Or else they wouldn't be in the top 500. If you're not fit enough to last 2 whole sets then you're not getting anywhere... In fact, Maria most probably works on her game LESS than players lower down. It just gets really annoying.
Yes of course every professional tennis player trains and works hard on improving their tennis...it is their job afterall. But I think you know know what I'm talking about. Sharapova is already a top player. She's won slams. She's been number one. But she continues to believe she can be so much better. For a young girl, her determination is outstanding. And I really believe she has wonderful work ethics and great discipline, which even if you are a professional tennis player, isn't always a given. And I think that is what the commentators are focusing on or alluding to. The impressive discipline is there despite the life she already has - the million dollar contracts, the photoshoots, the attention, the already great achievements in her young career, etc. etc.

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