WWW: Wimbledon R128 - Maria Sharapova vs. Kateryna Bondarenko? - TennisForum.com

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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2010, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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WWW: Wimbledon R128 - Maria Sharapova vs. Kateryna Bondarenko?

Before we start talking about Sharapova-Hantuchova and Sharapova-Serena, I think this is one encounter that cannot be overlooked. The younger Bondarenko won Birmingham back in 2008, was the junior Wimbledon champion in 2004 (the year Sharapova, who is younger than her, won the pro tournament), and reached her maiden GS QF in last year's USO. Sharapova has also yet to beat a top 40 player this year, and Bondarenko is ranked 35th, one of the highest-ranked non-seeds. This looks dangerous for Sharapova.

So who will win? I'm going with Sharapova in 3 (3-6 6-3 6-3) , but who knows?

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Re: WWW: Wimbledon R128 - Maria Sharapova vs. Kateryna Bondarenko?

K-Bonds just came back from injury, I expect a 7-5 6-2 win for Sharapova.


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Re: WWW: Wimbledon R128 - Maria Sharapova vs. Kateryna Bondarenko?

Maria 6/2 6/2
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Re: WWW: Wimbledon R128 - Maria Sharapova vs. Kateryna Bondarenko?

Bondarenko is like the highest unseeded player. What a 1R draw for Maria



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Re: WWW: Wimbledon R128 - Maria Sharapova vs. Kateryna Bondarenko?

Maria does everything better than Kateryna, perhaps excepting movement. 6-3 6-2

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Maria is gonna destroy Kateryna

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Maria. 6/2 6/5
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Re: WWW: Wimbledon R128 - Maria Sharapova vs. Kateryna Bondarenko?

Is Kateryna the younger or the older?

Either way, Maria....in either 2 tough sets or in 3. I don't see her being just solid in the first round being enough to comfortably move through. The score may not reflect the challenge, but the match itself will be tough.

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Re: WWW: Wimbledon R128 - Maria Sharapova vs. Kateryna Bondarenko?

Very much depends on Katya. As she is coming back from injury I would expect Maria to win this. However were it to turn out that Katya was able to play her best tennis this could certainly turn out to be an upset.

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Kat's coming back from injury so, hard to tell how she's gonna perform at Wimby. I really like this player so I hope she wins
BUT Maria's in better form, she should win... I just hope she won't thrash Kat in straight sets
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some of you guys are real funny...Masha 6-1 6-3
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Before we start talking about Sharapova-Hantuchova and Sharapova-Serena, I think this is one encounter that cannot be overlooked. The younger Bondarenko won Birmingham back in 2008, was the junior Wimbledon champion in 2004 (the year Sharapova, who is younger than her, won the pro tournament), and reached her maiden GS QF in last year's USO. Sharapova has also yet to beat a top 40 player this year, and Bondarenko is ranked 35th, one of the highest-ranked non-seeds. This looks dangerous for Sharapova.
No, it doesn't.
Winning a MM title on grass doesn't make you a good grasscourter (see Safarova, Zvonareva etc.) and the lesser Bondarenko is just a very mediocre player.
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Kateryna - 7:5 2:6 6:4
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Re: WWW: Wimbledon R128 - Maria Sharapova vs. Kateryna Bondarenko?

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No, it doesn't.
Winning a MM title on grass doesn't make you a good grasscourter (see Safarova, Zvonareva etc.) and the lesser Bondarenko is just a very mediocre player.
Well Maria hasn't won a grass title since 2005 so don't make out this is a walkover for Maria either.
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