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post #1 of 78 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 2010, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Worried About Sharapova

She's a world class athlete. I'm not. I'm not even a fan.

But I did have basically the same surgery as her, within months of her having it. And I'm back to as good as I was before it. Sharapova wan't just a big hitter. She was a consistent hitter. 'Tennis Robot' can be a compliment. Watching her spray backhamd UE's off of routine shots, I wonder about how damaged her shoulder was. Or, if you examine the contra-positive, how delicate her control really was.

Sharapova's game looked brute force. So did Davenport's. In the case of Davenport, we know, and concede better. Maybe we need to concede the same with MS. Every single tennis thing about the old Sharapova was better than Kirilenko. Mind, emotion, consistency, every shot, decision making, endurance.....

Like Venus losing to Crosby, Stills and Nash at last year's OZ, this is gonna linger til Sharpie makes it go away.

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and yet she still won Premier tournament last year with your so called "damaged" shoulder...she just underperforms at slams for some reason - I think it's more a mental thing than physical one, because she looked good at the end of last year and in january's exhos. She'll be back with vengeance, don't you worry about FighterPova
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Yeah losing to Dulko, Oudin and Kirilenko in slams. Outside the slams she's done OK.
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Re: Worried About Sharpova

When she wins there's nothing wrong...

...and when she loses, she's a wounded fawn...

...cue the violins.

like everyone else she just needs to play better, no excuses.

For the record, I'm not hating on her. I like Maria's tennis game.

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When she wins there's nothing wrong...

...and when she loses, she's a wounded fawn...

...cue the violins.

like everyone else she just needs to play better, no excuses.
At least she doesn't attribute her losses to single-digit percentages of her ability.

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When she wins there's nothing wrong...

...and when she loses, she's a wounded fawn...

...cue the violins.

like everyone else she just needs to play better, no excuses.
what excuses? She didn't gave any excuses.She played like shit. She lost. That's all.

I don't see the point of this thread. And yes Volcana, we know that you had a surgery. You said that already a billion times.

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what excuses? She didn't gave any excuses.She played like shit. She lost. That's all.
Someone mentions her shoulder every time she loses.

Tedious.

And when "that other player" loses, even you know she's right that she didn't play her best ...

...I'm saying the same applies to Pova apologists; when she gets her assests kicked quit going to your crutch...she just lost and needed to play better. Claiming injury every time your fave loses is much more classless than saying your fave didn't play her best.
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don't worry be happy...i know she is and i am happy to see her play no matter how many UE she's made so far
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Someone mentions her shoulder every time she loses.

Tedious.

And when "that other player" loses, even you know she's right that she didn't play her best ...

...I'm saying the same applies to Pova apologists; when she gets her assests kicked quit going to your crutch...she just lost and needed to play better. Claiming injury every time your fave loses is much more classless than saying your fave didn't play her best.
They don't say that Maria lost because she was injured, but it is true that her injury had a bad impact on her career. She changed her serve in may09, and with that shit serve, all of here game started to look bad But now she changed to a better one. And she lost because she was making tons of UE against Kiri. I don't think that she is going to slump this year just because of that.

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They don't say that Maria lost because she was injured, but it is true that her injury had a bad impact on her career. She changed her serve in may09, and with that shit serve, all of here game started to look bad But now she changed to a better one. And she lost because she was making tons of UE against Kiri. I don't think that she is going to slump this year just because of that.
I think anyone with eyes can tell that it's her goddamned FH and how she hit it that fucks up her shoulder. She can go on and on and change that service motion, but if she's going to be that severe with her FH on the shoulder, it's always going to cause problems.

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Re: Worried About Sharpova

I think she has been a different player since she came back.
She won a title, but Jankovic, who is also a mess now, retired in the final.
In the semi, Maria was broken 8 times against Aga. I thought that was a low quality match.
Maria beat Iveta and Alisa to make the semis.
Then Maria lost 26 26 to Peng. Then the kirilenko match.

She is still just coming back from rotator cuff surgery in her serving shoulder.

But not only her serve. Her movement, her groundstrokes, her confidence, her consistency.

Everything looks different to me now

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don't worry be happy...i know she is and i am happy to see her play no matter how many UE she's made so far
maria is the queen of improvement we'll see her better and better form
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Re: Worried About Sharpova

Thread title should read not "Worried About Sharpova" but "Still not *entirely* sure that I can begin dancing over the grave of that loathsome instrument of white oppression - please reassure me."

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It's gonna take time..and much fight for her to get back to where she once was.

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