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Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

During her match today, the commentators said Sharapova should be focusing on using the French Open as match practice for Wimbledon? why do people always say Sharapova is soooo great on grass? just becuz she won one? serena won the french open and people always say she sucks on clay! and sharapova has gotten thrashed by venus in 2 of the past 4 years!! so whats the big obsessions with sharapova on grass?? someone explain
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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

Sharapova is not SO great ongrass but good. She won Wimbledon. That's why

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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

I always thought she was better on hard courts, personally. But of course she did have her 04 win at Wimbledon and some other successful results there. I like her chances at the USO much more. She is better than most on grass though.
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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

It is her strongest surface with a 47-8 W/L record.

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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

Wimbledon 2004. That's why. But hard is probably her best surface.

ETA: OK, according to the stats above, maybe grass is her best surface. She's pretty good on hard too though

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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

She lost to Venus, the best grass court player of this generation. That is not something to be ashamed of, Maria is still very good on grass.
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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

but after Wimbly 2004 she sucks toally sucks 4rd Round 2nd Round in 2007 and 2008
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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

well, she has the best record on grass actually...that means she must be good on it
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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

Her agressive gamestyle suits faster surfaces better. Grass being one of the fastest surfaces available on the women's tour, that means she's comfortable on it and therefore is able to play at her best. Simple as that.
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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

Serve and nerve are of utmost importance on grass. That's why Venus is so good.

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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

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but after Wimbly 2004 she sucks toally sucks 4rd Round 2nd Round in 2007 and 2008
Don't be so stupid even if I know it must be tough for u, if it wasn't for Vee, Sharapova would have won more than 1 wimbledon. ANd you forgot her semifinals in 2005/6, but you did it on purpose
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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

People don't even think that she is that great.
And if they demonstrate it a bit, it's probably because of the way she won her first Slam, Wimbledon.
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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

are you for serious
She won a slam there and beat Serena Goat Williams in the final
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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

1 win and 2 semis are not good on grass
After Venus and Serena she is the third best player on grass right now if her shoulder is healthy.
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Re: Why do people think Sharapova is so great on grass?

Because it's a surface that suits her style of play, that's why. Clay is too slow for her, extinguishing the power of her serve and groundstrokes and she also feels very uncomfortable on the surface. She also has good results at Wimbledon because it suits her style.

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