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pierce0415
Sep 22nd, 2005, 03:12 PM
1 Maria def. Shinobu 63, 63 :drive:

Now that Maria has shaken the rust from the match against Shahar, this one should be a walk in the park.

Tian Tian def. Lil Maria 76 67 76 :eek:

Maybe this is wishful thinking since I am not sure how Tian Tian really can stack up against top 50 players that are not injured but she has got to be brimming with confidence after a career win over Serena. If she can follow it up by preventing an all Maria SF, then that will show she is ready for the big time

3 Venus def. Marta 62 64 :zzz:

I have never seen Marta play but I don't think she will put up any resistence to Venus.

Shuai def. 9 Anna-Lena 26 63 75 :bounce:

This will also be a competitive match between two hungry young guns. ALG's serves will be cracking but Shuai is more lethal off the ground. Really can go either way but I am going to stick with Shuai on this one

Stamp Paid
Sep 22nd, 2005, 03:13 PM
3 Venus def. Marta 62 64 :zzz:

I have never seen Marta play but I don't think she will put up any resistence to Venus.

despite having never seen her play?
:o
Shes taken a set off of her before.

kaki
Sep 22nd, 2005, 03:52 PM
despite having never seen her play?
:o
Shes taken a set off of her before.

I think it was on clay,when Vee was in a low confidence's state of mind

Doc
Sep 22nd, 2005, 03:55 PM
Lets get the third round matches done first.

But an all Masha semi would be a first!

Helen Lawson
Sep 22nd, 2005, 03:59 PM
I would LOVE an all-Masha semifinal!! We have the Williams sisters, the Belgian "sisters" and now we can have the Masha "sisters"!!

new-york
Sep 22nd, 2005, 04:00 PM
I would LOVE an all-Masha semifinal!! We have the Williams sisters, the Belgian "sisters" and now we can have the Masha "sisters"!!

:lol:

i would like to see that too though.

TomTennis
Sep 22nd, 2005, 04:33 PM
Lets get the third round matches done first.

But an all Masha semi would be a first!

huh!? it is a 32 draw, meaning it goes 1st, 2nd, then QUATERS, semi, then final!! :wavey:

no 3rd round!

Dexter
Sep 22nd, 2005, 05:57 PM
Szarapowa
Kirilenko
Domachowska :crazy:
Groenefeld

That's it ;)

pcrtennis
Sep 22nd, 2005, 05:59 PM
I'm thinking a Shinobu vs Tian Tian Semi and a Venus vs Shuai semi!!

Just_lindsay
Sep 22nd, 2005, 05:59 PM
Sharapova d. Asagoe 6-1, 7-5

Sun d. Kirilenko 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

Venus d. Domachowska 6-4, 6-0

Peng d. Groenefeld 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Yeah, I think that looks about right.

1 Maria def. Shinobu 63, 63 :drive:

Now that Maria has shaken the rust from the match against Shahar, this one should be a walk in the park.

Tian Tian def. Lil Maria 76 67 76 :eek:

Maybe this is wishful thinking since I am not sure how Tian Tian really can stack up against top 50 players that are not injured but she has got to be brimming with confidence after a career win over Serena. If she can follow it up by preventing an all Maria SF, then that will show she is ready for the big time

3 Venus def. Marta 62 64 :zzz:

I have never seen Marta play but I don't think she will put up any resistence to Venus.

Shuai def. 9 Anna-Lena 26 63 75 :bounce:

This will also be a competitive match between two hungry young guns. ALG's serves will be cracking but Shuai is more lethal off the ground. Really can go either way but I am going to stick with Shuai on this one

Ellery
Sep 22nd, 2005, 06:02 PM
I am hoping for

Sharapova vs Sun :D
V.Williams vs Peng :bounce:

PaulieM
Sep 22nd, 2005, 06:06 PM
historic? why is this the first time two people named maria would play each other in a semi? i doubt it. :shrug:

Just_lindsay
Sep 22nd, 2005, 06:45 PM
It's not exactly historic considering we had an all-Maria final at 2002 Pittsburgh Challenger. Perhaps you recognize the names?


Maria Camerin d. Maria Sharapova 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

pierce0415
Sep 22nd, 2005, 07:52 PM
It's not exactly historic considering we had an all-Maria final at 2002 Pittsburgh Challenger. Perhaps you recognize the names?


Maria Camerin d. Maria Sharapova 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Yeah but when was the last time there was an All Blonde Russian Maria SF ?

Crazy Canuck
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:00 PM
huh!? it is a 32 draw, meaning it goes 1st, 2nd, then QUATERS, semi, then final!! :wavey:

no 3rd round!

It's still the third round of the tournament, whether it's the quarterfinal or not.

PaulieM
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:06 PM
Yeah but when was the last time there was an All Blonde Russian Maria SF ?
ahh yes that's surely something to go down in history, right up there with a lot of other things i'd call historic; like the first african american to win a major, or first indian woman to win a wta title etc. :rolleyes:

tenn_ace
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:33 PM
talk about pumping up Masha vs. Masha match... I'm sure they (Mashas) don't think that it's historic.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:37 PM
Well one of them isn't actually a Masha!

-VSR-
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:39 PM
Asagoe d. Sharapova 6-4, 1-6 , 6-3

Sun d. Kirilenko 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Venus d. Domachowska 6-3, 6-2

Peng d. Groenefeld 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2005, 11:47 PM
Go Mighty Masha Sisters. I want to see an all Maria semi final. Good luck to both of you.