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Do You Agree re: Masha?

If healthy, Maria has a serious shot at a Golden Slam and complete domination. Sha-RAP-uh-vuh is going to Spain to improve on last year's semi at Roland Garros! Whatever you think of her, her time has come.

The way she is destroying the field reminds me of Williams gals 5 years ago. Who can stop her. Justine looks frayed and with serve problems; Amelie looks suddenly old; Jelena looks tired; Nicole seems incapable; Ana is just not as good; other "Russians" can't handle her.

We will know by Miami if she is the real deal at last.
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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

Yes we will know by Miami!!! I think she's great and all that but not good enough to capture the golden slam. Needs to improve more than she is now. Justine was just not up to her game in Aussie and why aren't you considering the WS???

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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

Her toughest test is the next one, Paris.
But Maria winning one or 2 more majors this year seems possible. She should be one of the favorites in Beijing.

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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

I disagree.No French Open for her yet.Someday maybe
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No I disagree

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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

I can't see her ever winning the FO under normal circumstances. Maybe one year with a somewhat depleted field she could do it, she has the drive but I don't think she is a clay-court Slam Champ.

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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

The French Open is the only Grand Slam Maria didn't win, I'm sure she'll do all she can to add this trophy to her collection.
If she stays healthy, I mean if her shoulder stay healthy enough to allow her to serve bombs, she could win the French Open with a good draw. It's more easier for her to win the FO, than for Federer...

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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

Henin, Ivanovic, Serena, Kuznetsova, Jankovic.
To win RG Maria must beat in SF and Final 2 of this 5 players which is all better than she at clay for sure (especialy Justine which not lose set at RG since 2005 QF).

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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

THe problem, see... is that RG is played on a slimy thing they call.... (yuck)clay...
I'm pretty sure she can beat anyone with this form on all the other surfaces
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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

She lacks skills to win French Open. She moves like a cow on clay and wins matches rather by outhitting than by outsmarting her opponents in long baseline rallies.

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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

At FO she wouldnt lose like less than 4 games against players like henin, but maybe 7 or 8
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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

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Henin, Ivanovic, Serena, Kuznetsova, Jankovic.
To win RG Maria must beat in SF and Final 2 of this 5 players which is all better than she at clay for sure (especialy Justine which not lose set at RG since 2005 QF).

mentally, Sharpie is stronger than Ana, Kuznetsova and Jankovic.
If Maria has a good graw, i mean whithout any clay specialist - and considering the evolution of women tennis, there's only one real clay player on tour, Justine -maria can go to the final...and if she's in final...there's 99% she'll hold the trophy at the end...
seriously, I don't see who will win the French Open..Justine seems to want to sharapovize her game, and if she continues like this, she won't keep her trophy.
Ana could do it... clay suits her game greatly, she has time do develop her game, and she has improved her movement a lot since last year.but she has to defend her final...she's so nervous that i see her losing in first round
Kuznetsova and Jankovic lack some mental toughness compare to other top players...
Serena could do something, if she is healthy.
"Surprises" would be Chakvetadze, Lena D, or Safina. Dinara is playing good but still has some brain problems... i hope she'll win matchs on clay to gain confidence...

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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

No way. She has the game to go on some decent win streaks but not to dominate for a whole year. The French Open is not even an option for her this year, and while she is a contender for W and US, there are still many others capable of winning those titles. I think her winning streak will end in Miami, if not then the claycourt season. She may have another run on the hardcourts but not domination.
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She lacks skills to win French Open. She moves like a cow on clay and wins matches rather by outhitting than by outsmarting her opponents in long baseline rallies.
but if she decides to end her points at the net, she could go far...

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Re: Do You Agree re: Masha?

It's hard with Henin, but I would love to see her winning, not this year though.
Honestly I don't see her losing against Kuzzy or Ana, but everything can happen.
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