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squash
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:33 PM
Golovin has played very well on clay this week, I do hope that she can do the same at the French Open.

It would be great to see Golovin play Sharapova. With the French crowd cheering her on. I think that Golovin would beat Sharapova.

Sharapova was not that greatest on clay last year. I do think Sharapova is better on hard court.

I do think this would be an interesting match.

Lemonskin.
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:38 PM
Sharapova would beat Golovin 7-5 7-5.

RenaSlam.
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:38 PM
It would be a good match. I think Sharapova would find a win to win though.

selesbooz
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:49 PM
It would depend on what type of day they played on. Nice warm day tati's toast. Cold and damp. Tati in three.

Angel_Mars
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:50 PM
Masha :angel:

beauty_is_pink
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:52 PM
Tati :kiss:

Tati & Dani
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:56 PM
Golovin :bounce:

Maria Croft
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:58 PM
are you serious ?? the draw isn't even out and Maria hasn't played on Clay this year, let's talk again in a month or so

yukon145
Apr 17th, 2005, 10:49 PM
that would be an great final, a dream come true if Tati would win then! hopfully sometime in her career.

Irish
Apr 17th, 2005, 10:55 PM
This would be an outstanding match and I would definitely tape it. :D

Would be very close. ;)

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 17th, 2005, 10:59 PM
I think Golovin could pull the upset.

clonesheep
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:20 PM
If Golovin reaches the QF of French Open I would consider that as a breakthrough. Semifinals and beyond is unlikely, unless she has a super lucky draw (i.e., not meeting Serena, Sharapova, and the Belgians until SF).

Edward.
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:41 PM
Maria, easily.

andrewbroad
Apr 20th, 2005, 01:34 AM
It would be a mouthwatering match, just like the Birmingham 2004 final which I attended! :hearts: :hearts:

Tatiana is a very impressive prospect, but there's a huge gulf between her current level and Maria's. If Maria would be playing well, she'd win in two sets without too many problems. If not, Tatiana might well win the first set, but Maria has a habit of starting slowly but bouncing back to win in three - the Birmingham final being a prime example of that (Tati played a very good first set, with Maria making lots of errors, but then Maria cut down her errors, and Tati went for too much and started making errors herself, so Maria won 4-6 6-2 6-1).

Tatiana's best chance of beating Maria would be in very windy conditions which Maria hates to play in, and after heavy rain which would make the clay slow and heavy - the conditions in which Maria lost her French Open 2004 quarter-final. And Tati would have to put her running-shoes on and be prepared to do a lot of retrieving, because Maria struggles the most when lots of balls come back.

The French spectators would be very pro-Golovin - and they have been known to behave disgracefully - but Maria gets off on playing in front of hostile crowds.

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faboozadoo15
Apr 20th, 2005, 01:36 AM
maria's too tough for tati in many ways, mostly mentally. her serve (first and second) are also far superior. you can slow down the court all you want, but i still see maria coming out on top.

ceiling_fan
Apr 20th, 2005, 01:44 AM
the POVA

mboyle
Apr 20th, 2005, 02:00 AM
Oh come on guys. It wouldn't be a good match at all. Sharapova would win in straight easy sets. Justine beat Golovin in straight, tough sets. Sharapova destroyed Juju (second set choke aside.) Yes that was on a hard court, but Maria has always been very strong on the clay.

As for the French crowd, Golovin lost 1 and 5 (?) to a crappy and far inferior player last season in front of her home crowd. Clearly she has Momo-itis. Why are we even discussing this? Maria wins on any day on any surface in any conditions, and that's never going to change.

Stamp Paid
Apr 20th, 2005, 02:16 AM
Oh come on guys. It wouldn't be a good match at all. Sharapova would win in straight easy sets. Justine beat Golovin in straight, tough sets. Sharapova destroyed Juju (second set choke aside.) Yes that was on a hard court, but Maria has always been very strong on the clay.

As for the French crowd, Golovin lost 1 and 5 (?) to a crappy and far inferior player last season in front of her home crowd. Clearly she has Momo-itis. Why are we even discussing this? Maria wins on any day on any surface in any conditions, and that's never going to change.

So Tati is the same player and hasnt improved since the FO 2004? :confused:

Tati took Maria to three sets on her most favorable surface. On slow red clay, Especially if the French officials decide to water down the courts right before the match like they did for Mauresmo when she played Serena in 2003, Tati has a very decent chance of winning, and she would DEFINITELY make a match of it, it wouldnt be two easy sets.

Tati has Momo-itis? It sure didnt show this week in Charleston.

Knizzle
Apr 20th, 2005, 02:30 AM
Tati has Momo-itis? It sure didnt show this week in Charleston.

She wasn't playing in Paris at the FO. :lol:

G1Player2
Apr 20th, 2005, 02:38 AM
Oh come on guys. It wouldn't be a good match at all. Sharapova would win in straight easy sets. Justine beat Golovin in straight, tough sets. Sharapova destroyed Juju (second set choke aside.) Yes that was on a hard court, but Maria has always been very strong on the clay.

As for the French crowd, Golovin lost 1 and 5 (?) to a crappy and far inferior player last season in front of her home crowd. Clearly she has Momo-itis. Why are we even discussing this? Maria wins on any day on any surface in any conditions, and that's never going to change.

Sharapova did not destroy JHH...True, she did have a couple of match points but JHH hit a winner and force an error on one of those...And you can't use this as a justification because you know damn well JHH was not even CLOSE to PEAK form...This was her FIRST tournament back in months and she still took Maria to 3...Just imagine what a peak JHH, mentally and physically, would have done if she could take Maria to 3 sets by only being a fraction more than her former self...

Also, they said the same thing last year about Paola Suarez right before she creamed Maria 6-1, 6-3 about Suarez not having a chance...

Tati is a better player than Suarez...On a slow, red claycourt, you can't possibly think Maria would have an easy time with somebody like Golovin...This is not a hardcourt or grass...

Trent Reznor
Apr 20th, 2005, 03:07 AM
Sharapova for sure. If she had a really bad day....maybe Golovin once in 20

faboozadoo15
Apr 20th, 2005, 03:15 AM
Tati is a better player than Suarez...On a slow, red claycourt, you can't possibly think Maria would have an easy time with somebody like Golovin...
like hell i can't!
:rolleyes:
some people...

hewittrok
Apr 20th, 2005, 04:49 AM
Tatiana Golovin:worship:

Andy.
Apr 20th, 2005, 05:26 AM
Maria for sure Tati has not got the game to beat Maria but if Maria is off Tati could strike

Ellery
Apr 20th, 2005, 12:00 PM
Maria :angel: