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bellascarlett
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:05 AM
:woohoo: Maria!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

:banana: :banana: :banana:

Stamp Paid
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:36 AM
Stick her Masha!!!!

~Carsten~
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:38 AM
good luck Maria! :)

bellascarlett
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:59 AM
I knew it! Maria was just too tough today! Amazing fight she put up despite the numerous double faults! :bounce:

dinhd82
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Well congrats Masha, although those DF's were great Martina, u betta clean it up when u meet Lindsay.

Martina, I stayed up for u, u served bad, but at least u kept fighting until the end, saving 2 mps. Rest up and get ready for ur next tourny, luv u still!!!

WIMBLY2004
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Great revenge Maria, good luck in the next match!

Sharapower
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:00 AM
yeah yeah!!!
great!!!

~Carsten~
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:00 AM
Great :) Congrats Maria!

silverwhite
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:01 AM
Martina :sad:

Shoulderpova
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:01 AM
:)

narrisch
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Maria :yeah:

Stamp Paid
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:02 AM
I knew she would stomp her. Koman!!!

Mafia_Sharapova
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Well done Maria !! :woohoo:

:kiss: :kiss:

Chrissie-fan
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Congrats Maria. Martina: :sobbing: :tears: :hysteric: .

Lemonskin.
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Awesome Maria :)

Sharapower
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:02 AM
it was important Maria tied the H2H (H@H) record.

DevilishAttitude
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Maria :) Very important win for her. If she wants to become a bigger force and a bigger threat in slams again, she needs to beat the likes of Martina. I saw it from 6-3 3-3 and she was just to powerful for Martina.

Martina obviously was wrong when she put the ball to the throat was acting like Maria was choking :rolleyes: :lol:

willrock
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Sweet revenge :devil:
Well done Maria! :yeah:

Junex
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:05 AM
Bravo!!!!

bellascarlett
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:05 AM
With all that fight and passion she exhibited against Martina, I just don't know how ready Maria will be for semifinals...but Lindsay seemingly had a tough time too so it's all up to who will want the win more...as I said, it's gonna be the survival of the fittest! :D

Maria Croft
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:06 AM
Amazing win Maria :worship:

and even in two sets!

I'm so proud :)

Now rest for the SF!

!<blocparty>!
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:06 AM
Tina sucked.

Martian Jeza
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Sharapova's 1 dimentional game has worked today ! Martina fought well but where was her serve ? Nowhere ! She got too many times broken during her whole tournament...

Sharapova's grunts : Sometimes it was too much :tape: Sharapova was better this time and deserves her victory...

Martina, you know what to do : Work on your bloody serve ! You can do much better than this...

bellascarlett
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:10 AM
Martina obviously was wrong when she put the ball to the throat was acting like Maria was choking :rolleyes: :lol:

I saw that too! :rolleyes: :o But I interpreted it as Martina making fun of Maria screaming her ass off on one point she lost. Oh well, whatever, Martina was so outplayed today. :p

10nisfanofruz
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:11 AM
:woohoo: :bigclap: :woohoo:
Congrats! Maria GREAT job :worship:
She doesn't like to lose twice indeed. ;)

Lady
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:12 AM
Congrats! I love Martina, but kinda expected that Masha will win this time. :)

Porcupine
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:14 AM
My god, I'm so happy!!!!:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Congrats Maria you did great job!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

go hingis
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:14 AM
Congrats Maria!

Rest Up and Come Back Stronger Martina!

Teemu
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:15 AM
Vamos Maria! :bounce: :worship:
Huge relief, for me atleast. :)

Tough matches ahead and have to get ready to cheer for her again soon. :)
Best of Luck for the Semifinal!

xXSarajevoXx
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:18 AM
Martina :sad:
Congrats Maria ;)

AjdeNate!
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:19 AM
What was that atrocious noise after MS missed MP#2? I was in the other room and thought someone had died on the tv! :eek:

Stamp Paid
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:20 AM
What was that atrocious noise after MS missed MP#2? I was in the other room and thought someone had died on the tv! :eek:

Hahahahaa I know right, :p

Martian Jeza
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:20 AM
Good. Now Martina fans can stop boasting :ras:


:nerner:

Sam L
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:21 AM
What was that atrocious noise after MS missed MP#2? I was in the other room and thought someone had died on the tv! :eek:
Noise pollution. :tape:

tennnisfannn
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:27 AM
Good. Now Martina fans can stop boasting :ras:
And maria's fans can pick up where martina's fans left off! How I love this board:lol:

AjdeNate!
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:27 AM
I mean, I don't mind grunting.... but that noise was almost distubing at that point. I thought someone was in serious distress.

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:27 AM
Maria :hearts: :hearts:


Martina :sad: :hug:

chloejoey
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:30 AM
oh maria, i'm so happy for u today..luckily u win, if not the thread will be more than 10 pages

Marcus1979
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:30 AM
What was that atrocious noise after MS missed MP#2? I was in the other room and thought someone had died on the tv! :eek:

Did u leave some porn on by accident ;)

bellascarlett
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:31 AM
And maria's fans can pick up where martina's fans left off! How I love this board:lol:

It's just great, isn't it. ;)

iine:
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:36 AM
Maria:worship:

Alicia Rocks
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:42 AM
:sad:

tennisrox
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:46 AM
Maria :yeah:
Impressive.So Martina can't handle power everyday after all...

Billabong
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:53 AM
Martina, you fought, it just wasn't your day today, and not the best conditions;)! Come back strong in Doha:bounce:!!!

Congrats to Maria, she really wanted it today, now take the title girl:banana:!

mauresmofan
Feb 24th, 2006, 11:56 AM
Congrats Maria - Good luck against Mrs Leech

October
Feb 24th, 2006, 12:00 PM
:bounce: Come season of Roland Garros, Hingis will settle all accounts with the power players!!!! :bounce:
:p We Hingis fans need not be dissappointed just on this match loss!!! :p

gary
Feb 24th, 2006, 12:00 PM
congrats Masha :woohoo: :yeah:
sweet revenge :D :D
good luck in SF!! :bounce:

McAuley
Feb 24th, 2006, 12:01 PM
Congratulations, Maria. :)

Martina :hug:

lucashg
Feb 24th, 2006, 12:10 PM
That's a very good win for Maria. I hope she gains some confidence in that and beats Lindsay! :) Good luck!

~ The Leopard ~
Feb 24th, 2006, 12:13 PM
Not unexpected. I didn't think Marti could beat her twice in a row. All the quarters went as I expected except Amelie's match. :(

Billabong
Feb 24th, 2006, 12:26 PM
Also, that match was a lot tighter than the score suggests: 1h40 minutes long for a 2 sets match, Hingis having many game points and break points that she didn't convert:o! Both ladies didn't serve that well but returned very well;)!

random fan
Feb 24th, 2006, 12:39 PM
I start to think that Maria has more chance versus Martina when she is playing her one-dimensional game, and not trying to show that she can make fancy shots too :lol:

Andy.
Feb 24th, 2006, 12:44 PM
WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO this is awesome well done Masha this is the best. Good luck against Lindsay

tennisIlove09
Feb 24th, 2006, 12:58 PM
YAY! Go Maria! :woohoo:

Principessa
Feb 24th, 2006, 01:02 PM
Martina..:sad:

starr
Feb 24th, 2006, 01:03 PM
:hatoff: Good win for Maria. I'm happy for her. :)

This is just another example that one loss to a player really doesn't mean that much.

I was worried about Martina having to play two matches in one day, so I'm glad she doesn't have to. But... Vamos Maria!

crazyroberto6767
Feb 24th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Expected. Great tournament though Martina, nothing to be disappointed about :). Good luck in Doha!

Nice win Masha :yeah:

SelesFan70
Feb 24th, 2006, 01:18 PM
Just as I predicted. :angel:

ezekiel
Feb 24th, 2006, 01:21 PM
Martina's cockiness and that of some of her fans was getting out of control so it's nice to see her humbled and from what I hear she wasn't that good in Dubai :rolleyes:

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 24th, 2006, 01:33 PM
Maria :woohoo:

mashafan25
Feb 24th, 2006, 01:35 PM
Victory, victory, and victory! You're super Masha! Now big davaj against Lindsay! I love You Masha! :inlove:

Martian Jeza
Feb 24th, 2006, 01:39 PM
Martina's cockiness and that of some of her fans was getting out of control so it's nice to see her humbled and from what I hear she wasn't that good in Dubai :rolleyes:

What did she wrong ? And what did some of their fans wrong ?

Jakeev
Feb 24th, 2006, 01:54 PM
:bounce: Come season of Roland Garros, Hingis will settle all accounts with the power players!!!! :bounce:
:p We Hingis fans need not be dissappointed just on 1 match loss!!! :p

1 match loss? :lol:

RAA
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:02 PM
Great win by Maria. She must have really wanted revenge badly ..

ezekiel
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:04 PM
What did she wrong ? And what did some of their fans wrong ?

Martina was talking as if she will return to her former glory very soon while showing little respect to other players and being very arrogant about it. It's a thin line between competitiveness and arrogance and for someone coming back so early she was showing a lot of latter .
Some of her fans (not you :p ;) ) were talking about slam titles and top rankings and thrashing other players , hopefully they realize some things after this latest defeat and realize there is a long road ahead ;)

jacobruiz
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Great result against a great player, Masha!:worship: :worship: :worship:

I'm happy Maria kept her cool and didn't lose her confidence like she did in the first match against Marti. Martina is a very clever player as we all know so Maria's game must have been pretty good.

Get a rest and good luck against Lindsay, Masha!!:bounce: :bounce:

Martian KC
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:06 PM
Martina's cockiness and that of some of her fans was getting out of control so it's nice to see her humbled and from what I hear she wasn't that good in Dubai :rolleyes:

WTF? :retard: Where did this come wrong? :haha:

Martian KC
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Martina was talking as if she will return to her former glory very soon while showing little respect to other players and being very arrogant about it. It's a thin line between competitiveness and arrogance and for someone coming back so early she was showing a lot of latter .
Some of her fans (not you :p ;) ) were talking about slam titles and top rankings and thrashing other players , hopefully they realize some things after this latest defeat and realize there is a long road ahead ;)

You must've been in a different world only seeing what you wanted to see. I can honestly say it wasn't the fans of Marti that predicted more than what she could achieve at this state in time. And where has Martina showed arrogance or cockiness? She was gracious in her defeats this year, especially towards Elena D.:confused: You must be really fucked in the head to see these things that never existed.

Ryan
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:16 PM
Martina was talking as if she will return to her former glory very soon while showing little respect to other players and being very arrogant about it. It's a thin line between competitiveness and arrogance and for someone coming back so early she was showing a lot of latter .
Some of her fans (not you :p ;) ) were talking about slam titles and top rankings and thrashing other players , hopefully they realize some things after this latest defeat and realize there is a long road ahead ;)



Give me an example of her showing little respect to any player. :rolleyes: Maria fans talk about slams and titles as much if not more than Hingis fans, so fuck off kindly. :p

Marti :o please serve better, lol. Good match Maria, best of luck against Lindsay in the semis.

Good luck Marti in Doha, hopefully your form will improve by then.

Martian Jeza
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:16 PM
Martina was talking as if she will return to her former glory very soon while showing little respect to other players and being very arrogant about it. It's a thin line between competitiveness and arrogance and for someone coming back so early she was showing a lot of latter .
Some of her fans (not you :p ;) ) were talking about slam titles and top rankings and thrashing other players , hopefully they realize some things after this latest defeat and realize there is a long road ahead ;)

Wining Slams ? I don't even think about it : this is too early... Martina is still not at her best : a come-back is a long way, you know ! Martina is not arrogant, she has ambitions, that's great for her and tennis in general...
Martina is a top 15-20 player worth right now but to be a top 5-10 player and wining slams for example, it will take time...
Having Martina back is a great thing, her game is indefinitely more beautifull to watch than the 1-dimensional game players...

No Name Face
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:17 PM
Martina :sad:
I guess it's up to Lindsay/Justine and or Sveta to take out Hypeova

Ellery
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:18 PM
Masha :banana:

jacobruiz
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Give me an example of her showing little respect to any player. :rolleyes: Maria fans talk about slams and titles as much if not more than Hingis fans, so fuck off kindly. :p

Marti :o please serve better, lol. Good match Maria, best of luck against Lindsay in the semis.

Good luck Marti in Doha, hopefully your form will improve by then.


Hey, Ezekiel is no Maria fan so don't blame us!:lol:

Dan23
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:42 PM
great win :clap2:
...still getting little credit though


Did u leave some porn on by accident ;)hilarious :unsure: havent heard that one :p

Dan23
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Hey, Ezekiel is no Maria fan so don't blame us!:lol:exactly

Marshmallow
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Martina NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! *Sobs*

Well keep it going Martina, get some matches under your belt, and rule the clay season - putting the pretenders to shame.

You still rock! *\o/*

ezekiel
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:49 PM
You must've been in a different world only seeing what you wanted to see. I can honestly say it wasn't the fans of Marti that predicted more than what she could achieve at this state in time. And where has Martina showed arrogance or cockiness? She was gracious in her defeats this year, especially towards Elena D.:confused: You must be really fucked in the head to see these things that never existed.

Denial isn't just a river in Egypt :rolleyes: . Today she was beaten by a player who in her words "is nothing special". Even though Maria had 7 df's , Martina couldn't beat this not " so special player". She has dissed many players recently and in the past. It seems that in her world nobody else is special but herself that is :shrug:

And some of her fans were just downright delusional thinking she will be claiming her former glory anytime soon. Even with all the injuries, the game has moved on and she will need a lot of time to catch up and it apparently won't happen this year :shrug:

Some of her other fans and non fans like myself though were genuinely happy just to see her back and this sport needed her to bring more balance to the fray :) :D ;)

Martian Jeza
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Guess who's suddenly awake :p

Ryan
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Denial isn't just a river in Egypt :rolleyes: . Today she was beaten by a player who in her words "is nothing special". Even though Maria had 7 df's , Martina couldn't beat this not " so special player". She has dissed many players recently and in the past. It seems that in her world nobody else is special but herself that is :shrug:

And some of her fans were just downright delusional thinking she will be claiming her former glory anytime soon. Even with all the injuries, the game has moved on and she will need a lot of time to catch up and it apparently won't happen this year :shrug:

Some of her other fans and non fans like myself though were genuinely happy just to see her back and this sport needed her to bring more balance to the fray :) :D ;)


Did you have that speech written just in case Maria won?

Corswandt
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:55 PM
I start to think that Maria has more chance versus Martina when she is playing her one-dimensional game, and not trying to show that she can make fancy shots too :lol:

I said something to this effect before their match at Tokyo - that Masha's best strategy would be to consistently blast powerful shots that kept Hingis behind the baseline and prevent her from taking charge of the points.

But I have no idea how this particular match went.

hollywood7172
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:57 PM
martina :sad:

Martian KC
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Denial isn't just a river in Egypt :rolleyes: . Today she was beaten by a player who in her words "is nothing special". Even though Maria had 7 df's , Martina couldn't beat this not " so special player". She has dissed many players recently and in the past. It seems that in her world nobody else is special but herself that is :shrug:

And some of her fans were just downright delusional thinking she will be claiming her former glory anytime soon. Even with all the injuries, the game has moved on and she will need a lot of time to catch up and it apparently won't happen this year :shrug:

Some of her other fans and non fans like myself though were genuinely happy just to see her back and this sport needed her to bring more balance to the fray :) :D ;)

Again, you're only seeing what you want to see.......I don't think you even read any of the posts opposing you.

bellascarlett
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:06 PM
Hey, Ezekiel is no Maria fan so don't blame us!:lol:

I was about to say the exact thing until I saw your post. :lol: Ezekiel if anything never has that many kind words reserved for Maria which is why I am :scratch: my head about his views here. Oh well...

ezekiel
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:10 PM
Wining Slams ? I don't even think about it : this is too early... Martina is still not at her best : a come-back is a long way, you know ! Martina is not arrogant, she has ambitions, that's great for her and tennis in general...
Martina is a top 15-20 player worth right now but to be a top 5-10 player and wining slams for example, it will take time...
Having Martina back is a great thing, her game is indefinitely more beautifull to watch than the 1-dimensional game players...

Of course and fortunatelly not all fans are literal and extreme. Thank you for proving it :wavey:
As far as Martina goes, her game is balanced and complete with enough offence and defence . I said after Aussie Open she will be a top 15 player by the end of the year but I would be happy for her is she could reach top 10 and in process bounce some of those who inflate their rank by playing every week.

Dexter
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:15 PM
Expected... Anyway congrats Masza.

ezekiel
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:17 PM
I was about to say the exact thing until I saw your post. :lol: Ezekiel if anything never has that many kind words reserved for Maria which is why I am :scratch: my head about his views here. Oh well...

I don't fall for Team Sharapova hype, her one dimensional game and steretypical looks will be exposed over time and do not appeal me the least and many others but my comments were about Martina mainly as I rarely look forward to Sharapova victory :p . Just some different views :shrug:

beauty_is_pink
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:18 PM
oh darn Martina! :(

nice try baby :hug:

harloo
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Denial isn't just a river in Egypt :rolleyes: . Today she was beaten by a player who in her words "is nothing special". Even though Maria had 7 df's , Martina couldn't beat this not " so special player". She has dissed many players recently and in the past. It seems that in her world nobody else is special but herself that is :shrug:

And some of her fans were just downright delusional thinking she will be claiming her former glory anytime soon. Even with all the injuries, the game has moved on and she will need a lot of time to catch up and it apparently won't happen this year :shrug:

Some of her other fans and non fans like myself though were genuinely happy just to see her back and this sport needed her to bring more balance to the fray :) :D ;)

:haha: :haha: :haha:

the cat
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:22 PM
That's a nice win for Maria over Martina. :) But it's time for the Siberian Tigress :cat: to start acting like one and devour her opponents like they are her prey! :mad: :toothy: :yeah:

jonny84
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:26 PM
:sad: for Martina. But a QF is still great!

UDACHi
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:29 PM
VAMOSSSS! This is awesome! :bounce: :bowdown:

spencercarlos
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Denial isn't just a river in Egypt :rolleyes: . Today she was beaten by a player who in her words "is nothing special". Even though Maria had 7 df's , Martina couldn't beat this not " so special player". She has dissed many players recently and in the past. It seems that in her world nobody else is special but herself that is :shrug:

And some of her fans were just downright delusional thinking she will be claiming her former glory anytime soon. Even with all the injuries, the game has moved on and she will need a lot of time to catch up and it apparently won't happen this year :shrug:

Some of her other fans and non fans like myself though were genuinely happy just to see her back and this sport needed her to bring more balance to the fray :) :D ;)
Get a life Ezequiel.
Martina did extremly well at this tournament. She upset two higher ranked players in straight sets, one top 40 one top 15 (12 in fact), and lost to the number 4th ranked player in a fairly good match.
Martina never said that Sharapova was nothing especial, she said that she wanted to play her to see how special she was. You are the one inventing this here.

Simplicity
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:37 PM
Good job Venus!! :D

Better luck next time Martina :sad: :hug: I was rooting for you today ;) :hehehe:

harloo
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:43 PM
Good job Venus!! :D

Better luck next time Martina :sad: :hug: I was rooting for you today ;) :hehehe:

:confused: :confused: :lol:

ezekiel
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:44 PM
Did you have that speech written just in case Maria won?
Paranoid?
It wouldn't be surprising given your race baiting sig :eek:

Ryan
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:47 PM
Paranoid?
It wouldn't be surprising given your race baiting sig :eek:


*sigh* Maybe it's time to change it since no one remembers the joke it came from.

bellascarlett
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:49 PM
I don't fall for Team Sharapova hype, her one dimensional game and steretypical looks will be exposed over time and do not appeal me the least and many others but my comments were about Martina mainly as I rarely look forward to Sharapova victory :p . Just some different views :shrug:

Well good to get your views about Maria exposed in this particular thread. I believe some were led to think that you were a fan of her just because of your opinions regarding Martina that may have reflected a little bit more positively on Maria than you initially intended. That's why on these boards, people have the somehow obligatory "God knows I am no fan of X but..." or something to that effect.

ezekiel
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:51 PM
Get a life Ezequiel.
Martina did extremly well at this tournament. She upset two higher ranked players in straight sets, one top 40 one top 15 (12 in fact), and lost to the number 4th ranked player in a fairly good match.
Martina never said that Sharapova was nothing especial, she said that she wanted to play her to see how special she was. You are the one inventing this here.

At least you say she has a long road ahead so you should have no problem with my opinion if you believe what you say ;) . And no one will ever give Martina credit for respecting her fellow players and rightfully so

Edward.
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:54 PM
Awesome!

Way to stick it to her Maria!!

nouf
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:08 PM
well done maria you rulez!: -)

i know you can do it!

the title is for you!

faboozadoo15
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:10 PM
no looking back now! i don't think sharapova will ever lose to martina again. i'm glad she got to play her again so quickly. i love hingis and all, but maria should be beating her like this, maybe easier, on everything except clay.

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:10 PM
Nice match girls..congrats to Maria....Hingis still had a gr8 tourney. Its still early on in her comeback :bounce:

tennisfanxx
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:13 PM
That's what I love about Maria: she learns from past matches and won't let a player beat her twice in a row, if she can help it. :)

Kim has beaten Maria 4 straight times :scratch:

Chrissie-fan
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:15 PM
Kim has beaten Maria 4 straight times :scratch:
Must be that she can't help it. :shrug: ;)

Derek.
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:19 PM
I knew you'd get revenge Masha! :rocker2: Well done! :banana:

xan
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:35 PM
Great revenge Maria! :bounce:

And in straight sets too. Well done.

Chrissie-fan
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Denial isn't just a river in Egypt :rolleyes: . Today she was beaten by a player who in her words "is nothing special". Even though Maria had 7 df's , Martina couldn't beat this not " so special player". She has dissed many players recently and in the past. It seems that in her world nobody else is special but herself that is :shrug:

And some of her fans were just downright delusional thinking she will be claiming her former glory anytime soon. Even with all the injuries, the game has moved on and she will need a lot of time to catch up and it apparently won't happen this year :shrug:

Some of her other fans and non fans like myself though were genuinely happy just to see her back and this sport needed her to bring more balance to the fray :) :D ;)
Martina never said that Sharapova isn't a good player. She meant that she's "nothing special" style-wise, which is a totally different thing than dissing her.

I for one have never said that Martina is gonna be the No.1 player in the world again, win majors or any of those things. To put that much expectations on her shoulders would what normally should be regarded as a big success seem like failure in comparison. For me her comeback has been a big success already.

I wouldn't draw too many conclusions from this match though. I'm always amazed how people can say things like,"This match proves this or that...." This match doesn't prove anything except that Masha was the better player today, just like the match from a couple of weeks ago proved that Martina was the better player on THAT day. Beyond that, it proves nothing, least of all what will happen the next time they play.

jacobruiz
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:41 PM
I would like to see the stats of this match because it appears that Maria beat Martina in straight sets without a decent serve, although she must have made up for it with her strokes.

Way to win while you are not playing your best Maria!:worship: And great that you didn't lose heart or get too nervous after those double faults and lack of a reliable 2nd serve.

Now win the tournament!:bounce:


And keep on playing better and better, Marti!:D

nouf
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:48 PM
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/362/martinapress2zt.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

cometz9
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Martina :bigcry: still a good showing at Dubai, good luck in Doha

nouf
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:54 PM
all pics masha vs hingis :
http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/thumbnails.php?album=171

http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/albums/tournois/2006/dubai/maria-sharapova_fr_dubai2006_match_025.jpg

morningglory
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:12 PM
good job. I believed Maria would win this match :D
still Martina is always a threat out there, so better luck next time Martina :yeah:, and I look forward to our next clash :armed:

Rafe306
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Martina :(

jacobruiz
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:14 PM
Some terrific photos here - thanks, Nouf!!:worship:

http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/albums/tournois/2006/dubai/maria-sharapova_fr_dubai2006_match_039.jpg
http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/albums/tournois/2006/dubai/maria-sharapova_fr_dubai2006_match_041.jpg
http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/albums/tournois/2006/dubai/maria-sharapova_fr_dubai2006_match_040.jpg

nouf
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:14 PM
hq martina

http://img37.imagevenue.com/loc283/th_98215_mhingisdubaiopen5.jpg (http://img37.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc283&image=98215_mhingisdubaiopen5.jpg) http://img138.imagevenue.com/loc147/th_98202_mhingisdubaiopen2.jpg (http://img138.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc147&image=98202_mhingisdubaiopen2.jpg) http://img126.imagevenue.com/loc3/th_98267_mhingisdubaiopen3.jpg (http://img126.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc3&image=98267_mhingisdubaiopen3.jpg) http://img130.imagevenue.com/loc87/th_98229_mhingisdubaiopen4.jpg (http://img130.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc87&image=98229_mhingisdubaiopen4.jpg) http://img146.imagevenue.com/loc69/th_98215_mhingisdubaiopen1.jpg (http://img146.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc69&image=98215_mhingisdubaiopen1.jpg) http://img126.imagevenue.com/loc181/th_98224_mhingisdubaiopen6.JPG (http://img126.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc181&image=98224_mhingisdubaiopen6.JPG) http://img20.imagevenue.com/loc67/th_98270_mhingisdubaiopen7.JPG (http://img20.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc67&image=98270_mhingisdubaiopen7.JPG) http://img30.imagevenue.com/loc136/th_98215_mhingisdubaiopen8.JPG (http://img30.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc136&image=98215_mhingisdubaiopen8.JPG)

alibaby
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:16 PM
Martina was talking as if she will return to her former glory very soon while showing little respect to other players and being very arrogant about it. It's a thin line between competitiveness and arrogance and for someone coming back so early she was showing a lot of latter .
Some of her fans (not you :p ;) ) were talking about slam titles and top rankings and thrashing other players , hopefully they realize some things after this latest defeat and realize there is a long road ahead ;)
while reading your post,a little story comes to my mind,ezekiel:
as i was going through the pictures on WTA-tour today(i was off for a few days,so there was a lot to look at..)i saw,for example,the "snow exhibition" of maria and lindsay in dubai.and i was impressed,HOW they liked each other(or at least,they surely dont hate :rolleyes: ).and as i saw those pictures,i thought about GM and thought to myself:why are so many folks making such a big mess of how they treat each other???and i came to the conclusion,that the girls themselve seem to have much less problems with each other,than the posters on the board!! :lol: so wouldnt it be possible,that,while you are in so much anger about the disrespect of martina vs maria,that,at the same time,they sit together somewhere and talk about anything else but their "rivalry"??
just give it a thought.....

i just have the feel,that many here just want to make a big thing out of a little one.no need for that at all....

selyoink
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:19 PM
Not surprising. I figured Maria would not want to lose to Hingis again.

Vut
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:20 PM
:sad: Martina

jacobruiz
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:23 PM
http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/albums/tournois/2006/dubai/normal_maria-sharapova_fr_dubai2006_match_026.jpg

:hearts:

msharafan
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:36 PM
this a great win for masha! i had a feeling she would win this match, and from now on i expect her to beat hingis, i didnt see the match but i presume maria was fireing on her groundies but not on her serve, anyway who cares maria one and thats all that matters!
good look masha against lindsey!!!
you can do it!!!

volta
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:46 PM
Good job Venus!! :D

Better luck next time Martina :sad: :hug: I was rooting for you today ;) :hehehe:
:confused:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:49 PM
Martina :sad:

Meesh
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:22 PM
Congrats Maria! I knew she wouldn't lose two in a row to Martina.

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:59 PM
yay maria!!!!!!:)

DragonFlame
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:22 PM
wow, didnt expect something like this. CONGRATSS MARIA! :bounce: :)
better luck next time marti! :sad: :)

migi
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Hingis is always behind power hitter.

waratahsrock
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:48 PM
nice stuff Maria :yeah:

what a day!

SerialKiller#69
Feb 25th, 2006, 03:25 AM
Still a good performance from Martina. This match is sort of a saving grace for Maria, actually.

dinhd82
Feb 25th, 2006, 04:18 AM
Martina was just not patient enough, any other day Martina would have won. Her game is so much more stable. But even so, Martina did not capitalize on the many gifts Maria gave. I think Maria wanted it more than Martina yesterday.

hingis-seles
Feb 25th, 2006, 04:59 AM
I attended this match. It was SO much fun because of the atmosphere of the crowd and the amazing rallies sometimes. Martina seemed a bit passive and didn't play very well, from what I gathered. Maria's serve let her down at times, but when she was on, Hingis didn't have any answers. Maria really looked like she had a point to prove. Fun match.

AjdeNate!
Feb 25th, 2006, 05:17 AM
I attended this match. It was SO much fun because of the atmosphere of the crowd and the amazing rallies sometimes. Martina seemed a bit passive and didn't play very well, from what I gathered. Maria's serve let her down at times, but when she was on, Hingis didn't have any answers. Maria really looked like she had a point to prove. Fun match.
I was looking ALL over the crowd for a glimpse of Ali! :p
I got this match on tv - it was competitive, but Martina's level wasn't where it has been this year. Still a great fight by Mash, despite her serving issues.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Feb 25th, 2006, 06:03 AM
Well done, Masha!!

Marty's party
Feb 25th, 2006, 09:22 AM
:( Martina

furrykitten
Feb 25th, 2006, 09:26 AM
Great win Maria that was,

tennisjam
Feb 25th, 2006, 09:38 AM
good match :)

Martina lacked of initiative sometimes but Maria definitely didn't want to give this match...

congrats to both girls

Now, the time for Maria for a new revenge :devil:
Kick Henin's as#, Maria :bounce:

Doc
Feb 25th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Sounds like a great match. Pity eurosport decided not to cover Dubai for the Winter olympics..

vicky116_is_back
Feb 25th, 2006, 05:20 PM
post match interviews of both players?