Re: Bartoli-Sharapova: at 4-0
It´s the wind and maybe also the colder conditions? With Sharapova´s balltoss it kills her serve and her whole game starts to break down. When her serve is working she can be special and her groundgame follows. Even when she won the French Open there was the cold windy mess with Zakopalova. Put her on the court with a better player (despite Zakoplaova playing well) and she´ll probably go home that day, despite having been the best red clay player of the season. If it is not windy today, I predict Barotli will hang onto the first set 6-4 (it´s 15-30 on serve already right?) and then Sharapova wins 6-3 6-2. If it is cold and windy Bartoli can win this, if she re-produces anything close to her form of the last three sets.
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
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