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Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

You know, I've been talking so much about Maria how terrible it is for her right now but Safina is not in a better situation here. I mean she has been number 1 but has never won a GS.
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Re: Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

Safina is worse off. I would rather play crappy than not be healthy enough to play.

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Re: Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

I'd much, much rather lack confidence and be inconsistent, yet know I can improve, rather than have a back injury.

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Re: Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

Thanks for putting it in perspective.

Sure Maria sucks right now, but it could be worse - she could be Safina! :shudder:

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Re: Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

It really depends on the severity of Safina's injury. I think Dinara still has loads to prove. Hopefully she'll be focused fit and fighting for that slam she should have won. Maria really has nothing to prove.
Maria may or may not still be struggling w/pain and if she can't fight through it she has been there done that as far as tennis excellence goes...(no I'm not saying she doesn't care), If Dinara can't come back of course I'd say she is worse off.
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Re: Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

Safina isn't even on court playing, so I'll say her.


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Re: Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

Its true that on clay, 2 months from now, Dinara might be rolling while Maria is still losing early.
But right now, I would rather lose early than not be able to play at all

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Re: Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

I still have believe Maria will get her mojo back.

Really, don't even look at me...
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Re: Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

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Safina is worse off. I would rather play crappy than not be healthy enough to play.
Is Safina your fave player goldie ?
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Is Safina your fave player goldie ?
Federer's my fav

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I'd much, much rather lack confidence and be inconsistent, yet know I can improve, rather than have a back injury.
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Re: Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

Maria, At least she had Mojo to begin with....Let alone sponsors out her ass....

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Re: Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

Maria.
Because some of what is happening is beyond.

Safina can still totally controll her destiny
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Re: Question: Who is in the worst situation: Sharapova or Safina?

Depends on the nature of the back injury. Mauresmo had to change her entire game because of a chronic back injury. Or it could be something minor, that rest will fix.

Sharapova, OTOH, is dealing with a shoulder that will never be what it was. Doesn't mean she can't learn to be an elite player with what she's got, but the people saying she just lacks confidence have never had rotator cuff surgery. Your shoulder rotates in the joint differently, it makes noises it didn't make before, it changes angles in mid-swing for no apparent reason, and it fatigues differently than it did before.

A rotator cuff isn't one muscle, it's four muscles, plus connective tissue, all surrounding the shoulder joint. You tear it, and then keep putting stress on it, it tears more and more. Sharapova played at least six months with that shoulder seeming to bother her.

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