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Sharapova's mental strength

I wonder what happened to so glorified mental strength of Maria. It seems rather a product of imagination
of her uncritical supporters
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Re: Sharapova's mental strength

She is strong mentally, just not as strong as they all make out.

The stupid commentators were making her sound the best ever and acted like Dinara had no chance...how stupid...everyone knew she at least had a shot
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well she lost it mentally, big time after the second set... dont think she would have lost it mentally had she not had match point, she needed to win it two and once it went to three sets she knew she'd lost it...
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hve we all forgotten that it was dinara who blew her chances at the first set, she could so easliy have won it in two.

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Re: Sharapova's mental strength

Have we forgotten that everyone is human? She isn't a robot. She is still consistentally mentally stronger than anyone on tour. Serena is the only other girl who can touch her mental strength. Those 2 girls set the bar.

Why is it that everyone over reacts about a player after 1 loss?
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Re: Sharapova's mental strength

What I noticed in the match, is that she is excellent at regrouping, like in the 5-5 game in the 2nd set, and she stays very positive, but her mental strength is overrated.

I mean a DF at 5-3 in the breaker?

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I mean a DF at 5-3 in the breaker?
oh god i forgot about how close she was to win it from the breaker... damn her serve!
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Re: Sharapova's mental strength

I have only one thing to say:




NAPKIN!


(and what happened to headcase-n1-safina???)
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What I noticed in the match, is that she is excellent at regrouping, like in the 5-5 game in the 2nd set, and she stays very positive, but her mental strength is overrated.

I mean a DF at 5-3 in the breaker?
Sharapova's mental strength on a bad day is still better than Ivanovic's on a good day.

Let the over reaction of 1 loss continue. Now I sympathize with the crap Serena fans go through.
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Re: Sharapova's mental strength

Yeah she's no Serena Williams out there. I know Serena played crap this week, but she would've never served a DF on 5-3 in the breaker. So that's why i never group Sharapova in that mentally tough group. Can fall apart dramatically, especially on this surface.

She can definitely arrest the situation after losing a set, but on big points she can fold.
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Re: Sharapova's mental strength

I think clay + missed MP and on the 2nd set TB plus getting to #1 for free is affecting her too.
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Re: Sharapova's mental strength

and what does it say for womens tennis overall?
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Sharapova's mental strength on a bad day is still better than Ivanovic's on a good day.

Let the over reaction of 1 loss continue. Now I sympathize with the crap Serena fans go through.
The same thing happened against Safina two years ago She's strong mentally, but the way people talk about her no way would you think she'd blow a lead like today.

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Re: Sharapova's mental strength

She is very mentally strong -- she would lose a lot more matches if she wasn't. I think she may get a little lazy when she's up (about to win) though. And besides, this is clay.

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Re: Sharapova's mental strength

Masha is mentally tough, no doubt.

BUT has she ever staged a big comeback against TOP-PLAYER (barring YEC-04 final against injured Serena). I can't remember a single one
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