BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA - Page 3 - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 2012, 08:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Trih's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 7,225
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uranium View Post
The defensive Maria fans. She was an opportunist. She hadn't won a slam in 4 years and she did so with her weak draw. The top players fell and she took the opportunity to complete the Career Slam. If you people can't admit that then you all are crazy. Otherwise there should be no attack on my comment.

And at the Maria beat big players during clay season. Beating them during the clay season and at Roland Garros are two COMPLETELY different obstacles.
You're trying SO hard, it's almost moving me.
Trih is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 2012, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
Keep calm and be gay.
 
Julian.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 48,609
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

So beautiful

2012 Champions!










• Maria Sharapova • Dominika Cibulkova • Ksenia Pervak • Eugenie Bouchard •
• Andy Roddick • Mikhail Youzhny • Grigor Dimitrov • Novak Djokovic • Benoit Paire •
tumblr. • graphics thread •
Julian. is offline  
post #33 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 2012, 09:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Natural Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: In The Lost Woods
Posts: 12,920
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

^very nice! Murray's poker face
Natural Joe is offline  
post #34 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 2012, 09:14 PM
Senior Member
 
DefyingGravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 9,009
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

Quote:
Originally Posted by justineheninfan View Post
In fairness to Maria the girl has beaten Serena and Henin in slam finals. For a 4 slam winner that is mighty impressive. She deserved an easier finalist for once.
Ivanovic, no matter how tough she plays, still is a hell of a lot easier than Serena or Henin (no matter how off their game they may have been in either final).

Next stop: Roland Garros

Ana ('08 RG), Serena (21), Venus (7), Petra (2), Angie ('16 AO)
Vika (2), Sveta (2), Simona, Garbi, Ka. Pliskova
Aussie Kim, Mahree (2), Monica (9), Dokic, Sandrine, Jie
DefyingGravity is offline  
post #35 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 2012, 10:27 PM
King
 
Viktymise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Flux
Posts: 27,531
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uranium View Post
how big of an opportunist Maria is.
1) Sharapova was the best clay court player this year.

2) Her draw was no easier than Serena's USO one.

Grassonkova.
Viktymise is offline  
post #36 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 2012, 10:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Mr.Sharapova's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 21,888
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

at Uranium. Go back to your hole troll . Maria dominated the clay season, it's not her fault GOATrena got beaten by Razzano GIFSoup
Mr.Sharapova is offline  
post #37 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Senior Member
 
zigga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7,108
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

^Nice pics Julian

Maria Sharapova
zigga is online now  
post #38 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 2012, 11:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 8,554
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiggly View Post
Yeah, it legitimize the Big Four talk.
Although I will never understand how you can put Murray and Federer in the same group.

It will soon be wide open for the men as Federer is getting old, Nadal is in serious trouble and Djokovic/Murray can't keep up such defensive style for too many years.

I fully expect Serena, Vika, Maria and Petra (if she can get it right) to dominate the next few years.
And let's not forget Aga.

For Dante, it follows then, that the only way to get into Hell is to insist upon it. One must deliberately exclude himself from grace by hardening his heart against it. Hell is what the damned have actively and insistently wished for.

The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Shakespeare
HippityHop is offline  
post #39 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2012, 03:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,942
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uranium View Post
The defensive Maria fans. She was an opportunist. She hadn't won a slam in 4 years and she did so with her weak draw. The top players fell and she took the opportunity to complete the Career Slam. If you people can't admit that then you all are crazy. Otherwise there should be no attack on my comment.

And at the Maria beat big players during clay season. Beating them during the clay season and at Roland Garros are two COMPLETELY different obstacles.
So you still can't get over that Vesnina match, could you?

Or the fact that Serena has cemented her place as the greatest grass-court player of her generation, again snatching what remains of Venus' only wig.

thegreendestiny is offline  
post #40 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2012, 05:21 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,286
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

Quote:
Originally Posted by DefyingGravity View Post
Ivanovic, no matter how tough she plays, still is a hell of a lot easier than Serena or Henin (no matter how off their game they may have been in either final).
I didnt mention Ivanovic since she is something in the middle, not an stellar win like Serena or Henin, and not a mug like Errani. If you are a 4 slam winner beating Serena and Henin in 2 of your slam finals is mighty impressive, as a 4 slam winner isnt typically a dominant player (and as we well know Maria never even briefly was a dominant player) so those are huge wins for someone with only 4 slams to win 2 of your 4 slam finals with. On average Ana isnt a super tough opponent, but isnt that easy an opponent either. I mean Ana is as good as a number of Serena Williams final opponents over her career.
justineheninfan is offline  
post #41 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2012, 07:36 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Domain
Posts: 39,561
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

Wow, TOP 4 ranked ATP players have won a GS singles title each this year

TOP 4 WTA have also won at least a GS title this year except Aga
Buitenzorg is offline  
post #42 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2012, 07:46 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 751
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

Quote:
Originally Posted by justineheninfan View Post
I didnt mention Ivanovic since she is something in the middle, not an stellar win like Serena or Henin, and not a mug like Errani. If you are a 4 slam winner beating Serena and Henin in 2 of your slam finals is mighty impressive, as a 4 slam winner isnt typically a dominant player (and as we well know Maria never even briefly was a dominant player) so those are huge wins for someone with only 4 slams to win 2 of your 4 slam finals with. On average Ana isnt a super tough opponent, but isnt that easy an opponent either. I mean Ana is as good as a number of Serena Williams final opponents over her career.
You can only play who's in the final - Ivanovic and Jankovic routined the Williams sisters in that tournament,really took out the trash
ziros is offline  
post #43 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2012, 07:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 494
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uranium View Post
The defensive Maria fans. She was an opportunist. She hadn't won a slam in 4 years and she did so with her weak draw. The top players fell and she took the opportunity to complete the Career Slam. If you people can't admit that then you all are crazy. Otherwise there should be no attack on my comment.

And at the Maria beat big players during clay season. Beating them during the clay season and at Roland Garros are two COMPLETELY different obstacles.
well the old saying goes "you can only beat whoever is in front of you". the top players fell in RG, and maria didn't, period. it's nothing wrong to have a weak draw or whatsoever, stringing 7 wins in a row is always impressive especially in a slam. just saying that no one deserves to rag on both maria's RG draw and serenka's USO draw or any slam winner's draw, becuase they managed to do what other top players couldn't do during their respective slams : win 7 matches in a row, regardless of whoever the opponents are.

Last edited by Michalka; Sep 12th, 2012 at 08:00 AM.
Michalka is offline  
post #44 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2012, 07:59 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 44,023
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

Quote:
Originally Posted by Long and Hard View Post
at Uranium. Go back to your hole troll . Maria dominated the clay season, it's not her fault GOATrena got beaten by Razzano GIFSoup
Thank God for the clay-season, because apart from that...it's been nothing, zilchh...nada!

Always bet on black!
Can you handle the truth?
The truth:
Serena Williams: Greatest African-American tennisplayer in history
21 majors:6366


Official Prince of the Royal Court
bandabou is offline  
post #45 of 83 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2012, 08:15 AM
Senior Member
 
Mr.Sharapova's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 21,888
                     
Re: BOMBSHELL! 2012: 4 different slam winners in ATP and only 3 in WTA

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandabou View Post
Thank God for the clay-season, because apart from that...it's been nothing, zilchh...nada!
Stay pressed and stop lurking around SS , oh and always remember Razzano
Mr.Sharapova is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome