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Re: Predict who will win the 2013 head-to-head between Sharapova and Azarenka

I don't get why Maria's Finals opponents are criticized so much, especially since Ana was actually a legitimate top player in 2008. It's the players you beat overall. Everyone has had easy opponent finals even Serena with Safina, Vera, Vika etc.

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I don't get why Maria's Finals opponents are criticized so much, especially since Ana was actually a legitimate top player in 2008. It's the players you beat overall. Everyone has had easy opponent finals even Serena with Safina, Vera, Vika etc.
OK, two things. First of all, if Vika is an easy opponent doesn't that make Masha's 3-6 0-6 loss even more embarrassing? Secondly, how exactly was the USO final an easy match for Serena? But I gotta say it's cute how you were trying to throw shade with this comment yet completely failed.

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Venus gonna slay them all!

Okay, maybe not but would like to see her make QF with a nice draw.... I really think Serena will win this one and rectify the mess of last year!
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Venus gonna slay them all!

Okay, maybe not but would like to see her make QF with a nice draw.... I really think Serena will win this one and rectify the mess of last year!
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OK, two things. First of all, if Vika is an easy opponent doesn't that make Masha's 3-6 0-6 loss even more embarrassing? Secondly, how exactly was the USO final an easy match for Serena? But I gotta say it's cute how you were trying to throw shade with this comment yet completely failed.
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I think it will be very close but I see Vika coming out on top again this year.
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I didn't say she was beating the older generation. I've said Maria competed against tougher competition in her peak days than Vika in 2012. Competing doesn't mean beating

Heck, Maria's last two slams can be belittled by anyone and I won't complain because of her final's opponents. Her win over Serena has also been analyzed left, right and center and we all know by now that was the godmother of all flukes and I only need to find an excuse for USO 06. Wasn't Henin ill or something there? That makes it perfect, Maria was so damn lucky in all her slam wins it's an insult to any tennis fan to even call her a GS champion There, much better now I think?
And so what? You can only beat who's in front of you. Vika's been competitive with Serena numerous times...just needs that last lil step of beating her at a major.

All I'm saying stop acting like Masha's some demi-God while Vika's just a junior. For a player with 4 majors, sure Masha gets overhyped at times.

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Well in fairness to Maria she did win 3 of her 4 slams beating the old true greats of the game like Henin or Serena, which Azarenka has never done. Maria isnt the same player she was then though, and I think these days Azarenka is the better player and will win most of their matches and more slams from here (if Maria wins any). That doesnt mean she will ever surpass Maria's career though, Maria has a huge lead already which will be hard to close and pass by even though Azarenka probably has more future success.
Juju was already gone when Vika was coming into her own...and Vika gave Serena all she could handle at the U.S. open. Just a matter of time, before she beats Serena.

And about surpassing Maria..time will tell, no?!

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And so what? You can only beat who's in front of you. Vika's been competitive with Serena numerous times...just needs that last lil step of beating her at a major.

All I'm saying stop acting like Masha's some demi-God while Vika's just a junior. For a player with 4 majors, sure Masha gets overhyped at times.
Compared to Vika she really is though Vika had an amazing year but this comparison with Sharapova is ridiculous.
Let Vika some time to prove that she is part of the elite and not a one slam wonder. This is basically her first year at the top of women's tennis.
Maria on her side has been on the top since 2004 and has nothing to prove anymore.


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Maria fans can keep basking in the glory of her achievements, in the present day though Azarenka is the better player.

Maria fans can't stand this though so have to resort to a career-achievement penis measuring contest.
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Maria fans can keep basking in the glory of her achievements, in the present day though Azarenka is the better player.

Maria fans can't stand this though so have to resort to a career-achievement penis measuring contest.
I personally don't think that Vika is clearly the better player of the two right now.
Peak Vika right now has the exact same results at majors as Past peak Pova (2 major finals for both)
Maria even won more points than Vika if we're counting the 6 biggest tournaments this year.

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Maria fans can keep basking in the glory of her achievements, in the present day though Azarenka is the better player.

Maria fans can't stand this though so have to resort to a career-achievement penis measuring contest.
Well of course Vika played better this year - she wouldn't be #1 otherwise

Does that make her a better overall player than Maria? I doubt it. And I'd be stunned if this Vika reign will last throughout 2013 as well. It seems like people are beginning to figure out her game and get past that ridiculous poodle howl she does everytime she hits the ball.
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I personally don't think that Vika is clearly the better player of the two right now.
Peak Vika right now has the exact same results at majors as Past peak Pova (2 major finals for both)
Maria even won more points than Vika if we're counting the 6 biggest tournaments this year.
Hmm....all well and dandy, but Peak Masha never even HAD two finals in ONE calendar year and Vika was 2 points away from winning TWO in a year. A lil bit more respect, I'd say.

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Compared to Vika she really is though Vika had an amazing year but this comparison with Sharapova is ridiculous.
Let Vika some time to prove that she is part of the elite and not a one slam wonder. This is basically her first year at the top of women's tennis.
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Well, Masha was deemed as megastar after just one major too, no?!
Maria's greater than Vika career-wise, but Vika's in the discussion of the best players of tour right niw.

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