bugger, not sure what went wrong out there but i thought Masha should have at least won a set
C'mon Maria, now its time to show why you are number 1, lets kick arse in Bejing
Sep 19th, 2005, 07:11 PM
It's only an exhibition. It doesn't worry me - all that matters is that the crowd enjoyed themselves and the fact that both players were taking part for a good cause.
Beijing however is a different matter. She's saving herself up for it.
Sep 19th, 2005, 08:26 PM
Do we really need a new thread for this ?? It was only an exhibition match, it doesn't mean anything
Sep 20th, 2005, 12:59 AM
:sobbing: If she loses in Beijing I shalt goeth into mourning for yet another fortnight :lol: Well maybe only 3 days this time
Sep 20th, 2005, 01:26 AM
oh well, this doesnt count :D
just do better in beijing...good luck maria!
Sep 20th, 2005, 01:48 AM
HYUNDAI CARD SUPER MATCH (Seoul, Korea; hard; exhibition)
- Maria Sharapova lt. Venus Williams, 6-4 6-4
Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/):
Williams had little trouble holding her serve against Russian Sharapova, and her flashing returns on a quick indoor court were too much for the tired-looking 18-year-old.
Williams rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the second set. She used a drop shot to capture the fifth game and broke the Russian in the next one.
Williams: "I think my serve was really good today. Spin serve, tricky serve, all kinds of serve. The surface was very fast, so it was more like who could hit the best shot first. I really think I can get even better. Maybe not this year, but next year I'm planning on bringing some awesome things to the court.
"But just to have Maria and myself here was a really special thing. Whenever I play with her, I feel like I'm playing myself."
Maria: "I don't think I served that well. It was disappointing to lose today, but it won't have any impact on my game in China."
1. http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news/?c=news_photos&p=sharapova (http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news/?c=news_photos&p=sharapova)
2. Search Getty Images for "sharapova"
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