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Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

After stumbling past Rodina and Mattek, Sharapova will now take on Knapp. I've never seen Knapp play, so could someone describe her game and her chances against Sharapova?

I realize Sharapova isn't playing well right now, but she's still winning her matches.
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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

I saw her when she lost to Meusburger last year.

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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

$harapova will win

but she will lose in the next round to Safina

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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

From memory I think pretty solid on both sides but her backhand is the more reliable side.
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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

i saw her play agaisnt justine.. she didnt play well, justine played poorly and won the match easily.. so sharapova should win comfortably, but it wouldnt suprise me if it goes to 3 sets!!
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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

she has a good serve, FH and volleys

her BH and movement are her weaknesses

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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

yes she might take a set off her.
but sharapova is going to lose to safina in 4th rd.

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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

Likes clay. Nearly beat Patty in the third round last year, who then went 9-7 in the third with maria... not that that works for clay. Good forehand.

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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

She is a tad overweight and will be no match for Maria.
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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

Well if Pova is going to play like she has been and lose a set.

In the third Knapp will be a bit stronger than Mattek.

But with this pissy draw of Pova's she isn't losing before R4.
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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

She played well to get to the Antwerp final this year (though the draw was ) but didnt do much against Henin in the final.
Pova should win but you never know
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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

Thanks guys! So you're all expecting Knapp to go down rather tamely I see...
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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

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I saw her when she lost to Meusburger last year.
But how can anyone LOSE to mesuburger?? Even my grandma can beat her!!!
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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

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$harapova will win

but she will lose in the next round to Safina
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yes she might take a set off her.
but sharapova is going to lose to safina in 4th rd.

Don't count Zheng out against Safina so fast.......... could be vs. Zheng in next round.

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Re: Karin Knapp-how does she play and does she have a chance against Sharapova?

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Don't count Zheng out against Safina so fast.......... could be vs. Zheng in next round.

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I agree. She already beat Masha K. Who knows
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