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Re: Miami SF: "The Lord taketh but never giveth away" Serena def. Sharapova 6-4 6-3

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only Henin and Seles are better than Maria from the players you have mentioned
Clijsters defended a slam.

Hingis defended a slam.

Sanchez-Vicario won several times in Paris, defeating Graf and Seles.

I forgot Capriati who defended a slam.

We must agree to disagree, but in my opinion Mauresmo, Capriati, Sanchez-Vicario, and even Martinez were more gifted and better all round players. And Hingis, one of the most gifted of all who oozed talent, can wipe the floor with Sharapova. But that's just my view.
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Maria simply can't handle the Shakti's Energy. It burns her every time. Spontaneous human combustion is the only out come. Maria is no different than Charlie Brown being tricked by Lucy holding the football, and Don Quixote trying to defeated windmills.
Lucy, the original troll. Not sure Serena is always trollish in their matches, but there is a little bit in this matchup that is similar to Don Quixote tilting at windmills.
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Usually I like Maria but ever since that arrogant "This is my Home"-comment after beating Dani in Indian Wells, I'm perfectly fine with her getting schooled by Serena over and over again. I still feel that serves her right

Anyway, I haven't seen the match, therefore I can't judge it. But Serena just won't let Maria win a match I thought Maria was on a good way when she won a set here last year in the final, but she hasn't even come close in all their meetings since.
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Re: Miami SF: "The Lord taketh but never giveth away" Serena def. Sharapova 6-4 6-3

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You sure about that? It's never their fault is it? Always so innocent, so pure.



Oh wait, you're being serious.

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Re: Miami SF: "The Lord taketh but never giveth away" Serena def. Sharapova 6-4 6-3

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Let us be fair. Maria has been sour towards Serena prior to the comments that Serena allegedly made about her, she seems so reluctant to admit that Serena simply is better. After the Olympics she claimed illness and after the French also. She is a proud young woman and it must be really difficult to be beaten by someone so many times, but it has, in my opinion, made her bitter.

Serena always gives Maria compliments and I honestly do not believe that Serena dislikes Maria, I think that it bothers her that someone who is not of her level was projected to be greater than her and that that person also is able to make more money off court for doing much less. It is not a personal thing against Maria it is more of an equality issue.

On the other hand Maria has made snide remarks about Serena's figure, she applauded Sloane for making snide remarks about Serena and she executed a premeditated attack on Serena at Wimbledon after she admitted that she and Serena had previously discussed the matter. If anyone else had been alleged to have made those comments about Maria, I doubt that she would have taken that route.

Serena was cordial to Maria at the net and Maria was cold. No big deal.

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great post!! excellent! her disrespectul behavior and insulting attitudes towards serena didn't just start this wimbledon as that poster continues to allege and endorse. i really wish serena would stop trying to be the bigger person and give as good as she gets. i mean even that individual's agent has gotten into the act of insulting her. desperate clowns.
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Given the forms both showed in the QF I was thinking this could have been another beatdown. It wasn't. It was even competitive at times.

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great post!! excellent! her disrespectul behavior and insulting attitudes towards serena didn't just start this wimbledon as that poster continues to allege and endorse. i really wish serena would stop trying to be the bigger person and give as good as she gets. i mean even that individual's agent has gotten into the act of insulting her. desperate clowns.
It takes a special talent to be pressed when your fave always wins. Kudos to you.

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I would love it if a Journalist asked Maria is Serena the best player of her generation. I bet she would answer she is a great player and one of the best of her generation. But she would never flat out admit she is the best or better than her
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You sure about that? It's never their fault is it? Always so innocent, so pure.
Pova added to the hype.
But well, her fans will never even admit that much.

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Re: Miami SF: The Lord taketh but never giveth away Serena def. Sharapova 6-4 6-3

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Maria still makes more money .
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Oh, Serena is taking hand-outs these days? I'll be sure to forward the message to Maria that a sista is in need.

I don't think she's in condition to accept visitors.



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I can't speak for all Serena fans, but I'm not sure it's hate for Maria so much as it is the dislike of the pedestal they saw the media put her on after that 2004 Wimbledon victory. And some in the press hyping her as the next dominant force of tennis.
I dislike the pedestal, too, I get that. But repeatedly posting gifs of "shade" and pictures of people getting their wigs torn off in regards to Maria stops being funny after a while.

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Cannot speak for anyone but myself. For I have no hate for Maria, actually great respect for her resolve. It's the media, has always been the media from the very beginning. They always try to raise Maria to Serena's level knowing she can never reach it. Today they were talking about overall income when only tennis prize money is relevant. Just the same old slant, supposed the money came from prostitution? Relevant?
You know what, good point. Maria is a great fighter, I'll give her that...and her game (in my opinion) is technically ugly, so I think I'm frustrated that media/nonfans keep making her out to be this "beautiful" tennis player, which I guess she may be in terms of physical beauty.

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I think it is commendable. Nothing entertaining in people giving up before they enter the court of contest. You can't give up--you have to keep trying, because you don't know what might happen if you just try.
In all honesty, so do I.
Which is why I can't bring myself to "hate" her.
She's a competitor, and goes out there despite the odds.

Many of her fans, on the other hand...I just wanna...

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Pova added to the hype.
But well, her fans will never even admit that much.
I'll admit, if you explain what she did to add to the hype.

Apart from winning slams...

I don't recall Maria ever issuing a press release stating she was going to do any more than she has in her career.

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Ten year anniversary of their first meeting at the same event, and the same scoreline.
then we all should prepare for wimbledon since history started to repeat

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