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Sharapova: Serena and Venus "will still be players to beat."

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Sharapova said: 'They've been champions here for many years. They're obviously the ones to beat on grass. They've been out for a while so it's definitely great to have them back.'
She always a wise, if not too completely clever, one at the mental side of things.

She knows that the pressure is building on her having a great run, with a fairly manageable draw and many people encouraged by her French Open performance/Clay Court season, just like they were in 2008 and 2009.

Less pressure on her is what she's trying to make here by making sure to say those two are still the favorites. But this is more about Maria truly not wanting the mantle of being the favorite and feeling the expectations of winning this title.

She's never done well when she can't go fully or partly under the radar, and she won't be that here.

Anyway, Maria supporters, have your say, and don't make me too much at you......Just a civil, friendly discussion is all that is required.

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Re: Sharapova: Serena and Venus "will still be players to beat."

Well, to her credit, I highly doubt Maria would be dumb enough to say "I'm the favorite. Try and beat me." While her draw isn't too troubling, she's not immune to a WTF upset at Wimbledon and also there's Serena-Na in the SF's. Both players enjoy beating her, Serena hasn't lost to her since 04 and Na spanked her in the RG SFs and her last 2/3 wins against Sharapova have both been on grass.

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Well, to her credit, I highly doubt Maria would be dumb enough to say "I'm the favorite. Try and beat me." While her draw isn't too troubling, she's not immune to a WTF upset at Wimbledon and also there's Serena-Na in the SF's. Both players enjoy beating her, Serena hasn't lost to her since 04 and Na spanked her in the RG SFs and her last 2/3 wins against Sharapova have both been on grass.
This is true, which makes me laugh at how many ESPN experts have picked her to win.
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Re: Sharapova: Serena and Venus "will still be players to beat."

Sharapova is just stating the obvious on what grounds she is supposed to say that she is the favourite two of the most recent showings of hers in London ended by being humiliated by the likes of Dulko and Kudryavtseva moreover, she has just gone out of her GS QF drought so its far from certain that she will back up her RG performance I mean she indeed has a great draw to make the semis but with her you never know, these days plus she is Serena's bitch and we all know how her two Wimbledon encounters with Vee turned out so as a non-delusional human being with a common sense she said what she said
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Re: Sharapova: Serena and Venus "will still be players to beat."

She's right
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Re: Sharapova: Serena and Venus "will still be players to beat."

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She always a wise, if not too completely clever, one at the mental side of things.

She knows that the pressure is building on her having a great run, with a fairly manageable draw and many people encouraged by her French Open performance/Clay Court season, just like they were in 2008 and 2009.

Less pressure on her is what she's trying to make here by making sure to say those two are still the favorites. But this is more about Maria truly not wanting the mantle of being the favorite and feeling the expectations of winning this title.

She's never done well when she can't go fully or partly under the radar, and she won't be that here.

Anyway, Maria supporters, have your say, and don't make me too much at you......Just a civil, friendly discussion is all that is required.

Cheers.
ORRRR, maybe she's not so insecure and arrogant that she needs to insist "no-one can beat me if I play my best", and would prefer to let her tennis do the talking?
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ORRRR, maybe she's not so insecure and arrogant that she needs to insist "no-one can beat me if I play my best", and would prefer to let her tennis do the talking?
Ehhhhh, you, saying Maria isn't arrogant

Of course she isn't "arrogant" to the press before a match and even after a match in regards to another player, but she has had many arrogant moments off the court in interviews and, well, on the court......(ask Hantuchova and even Jankovic).

And again, those certain players saying "no one can beat me if i play my best" is actually quite, you know, a factual statement. Hence why her peers are so happy to see that player come back this week. It's always genuine and real with her, never fake and tactically dubious like a certain other.
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Re: Sharapova: Serena and Venus "will still be players to beat."

Just for saying that I hope that either Serena or Venus steamroll her

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Just for saying that I hope that either Serena or Venus steamroll her
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sluggahjells's obsession with Maria is weird
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Re: Sharapova: Serena and Venus "will still be players to beat."

Duh.
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Re: Sharapova: Serena and Venus "will still be players to beat."

Betting markets has Sharapova as the tournament favourite.
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Ehhhhh, you, saying Maria isn't arrogant

Of course she isn't "arrogant" to the press before a match and even after a match in regards to another player, but she has had many arrogant moments off the court in interviews and, well, on the court......(ask Hantuchova and even Jankovic).

And again, those certain players saying "no one can beat me if i play my best" is actually quite, you know, a factual statement. Hence why her peers are so happy to see that player come back this week. It's always genuine and real with her, never fake and tactically dubious like a certain other.
Yawn.

My point was that Maria's never been the type to crown herself the favourite or grandstand about how good she is, no matter how confident or unconfident she's feeling - like I said, she lets her tennis do the talking, for better or for worse. For instance, I distinctly remember her saying Henin was the overwhelming favourite right before she won the Australian in 2008.

Personally, I see her making the final and losing there to Venus.
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Re: Sharapova: Serena and Venus "will still be players to beat."

What did she do wrong now? I wonder if you scan maria's interviews for things like this so you can open threads about how much of a bad person she is?

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sluggahjells's obsession with Maria is weird
Obsession?

Your obsession with me is quite clear.

This is the first thread I have made of her, so lol, your perspective is highly funny. Oh you Shriester supporters are hilarious. I to your craziness.
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