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joaco
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:47 PM
Congrats Maria! Lindsay:o

~Carsten~
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:48 PM
:) great fight Maria!
Now win against Justine and you got it! :)

lindsayno1
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:49 PM
stupid stupid match. lindsay started so well.... maria needs to calm it down a bit. she does everyones head in.

Billabong
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:49 PM
Maria:woohoo: Now take your revenge against Henin, like you did against Hingis;)! GO Maria:bounce:!!!

morningglory
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:50 PM
lots of df's from both, but both played 2 tough matches in one day, so I don't mind
Good effort from both! Congrats!
Maria!!! :kiss:
Lindsay :hug:

ghosts
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:50 PM
omg Lindsay Davenport :o

tenn_ace
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:50 PM
well done Masha! Now please win the final! :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:50 PM
Masha ;) :banana: ;)

thats 3-1 vs LD now :yeah: :D

jonny84
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Well it was always going to be a Who Will Win match; both are top players, and today Maria came out on top!

henree
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:51 PM
I don't know why Davenport has so much trouble against this girl. Lindsay's game is better in every way including movement. The only thing I can think of is mentality. Davenport is mentally weaker and that pretty much sums up why she looses to her. :mad:

Teemu
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Ahh! The "semifinal curse" seems to have lifted. :)
Best of Luck for the FINAL, Maria!

blumaroo
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Another title for Justine?
I think Maria is too fatigued to win against her. Good effort beating Lindsay. She sure knows how to play her.

Vaidisova
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:52 PM
Lindsay:help: I knew she would end up losing the match.. Her serve was awful tonight! :o

K-Dog
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:52 PM
Masha ;) :banana: ;)

thats 3-1 vs LD now :yeah: :D

actually 4-1 now.

Andrew..
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:52 PM
Lindsay :o

Not playing like a top five player all year. Things better change quick, or she's out of the top 5.

hablo
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:52 PM
sharapova sure has davenports' number :help:

congrats maria, now win the tournie (I'm skeptic about her chances though!!! :tape: ) :yeah:

now the h2h is 4-1
2004 WIMBLEDON GRASS (O) S M. SHARAPOVA 2-6 7-6(5) 6-1
2005 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) CARPET (I) F M. SHARAPOVA 6-1 3-6 7-6(5)
2005 INDIAN WELLS HARD (O) S L. DAVENPORT 6-0 6-0
2005 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS HARD (O) R1 M. SHARAPOVA 6-3 5-7 6-4

Dan23
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:53 PM
great effort Masha....two top class wins in a day....did us proud :worship:
rest up for the final....:cool:


4-1 TBE ;)

daniela86
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:53 PM
Masha ;) :banana: ;)

thats 3-1 vs LD now :yeah: :D
It's even 4/1 now :D

Well done Masha :worship: :worship: I'm so proud of her and of being her fan :worship: :worship: She made my day :D :cool:
Hope she won't be too tired to play against Hénin tomorrow :unsure:
Best of luck in final,Masha!! You can beat her too :bigclap: :banana:

-VSR-
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:53 PM
Lindsay :sad:

Justine has got this title now. Justine has beaten Maria the last three times they have played. :help:

Ceze
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:54 PM
Lindsay :hysteric: :hysteric: :hysteric:

DragonFlame
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:54 PM
Congrats Maria!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: nice win :worship: good luck in the final even though i'm in the other camp :) :lol:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:54 PM
Lindsay just cannot hang with Maria in 3 setters :fiery:

LH2HBH
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:54 PM
I only wish they were on opposite sides of the draw so I could have two of my favorites in the final!!!!!

CONGRATS Maria - good win for you!
LINDSAY, get ready for Miami

waratahsrock
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Stunning victory Masha :yeah:

I'm loving the h2h status at the moment!

Belmont Lad
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Nice way to step up with two good wins today Maria. Good luck in the final :)

Meelis
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Maria nice win!
Lindsay :sad:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:58 PM
It's even 4/1 now :D

Well done Masha :worship: :worship: I'm so proud of her and of being her fan :worship: :worship: She made my day :D :cool:
Hope she won't be too tired to play against Hénin tomorrow :unsure:
Best of luck in final,Masha!! You can beat her too :bigclap: :banana:

even better then :D

bis2806
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Lindsay served like so bad in this match, and obviously, because her game revolves around her serves, she didn't have a good match at all. What a shame.

bellascarlett
Feb 24th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Maria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing fight yet again! :worship: :banana: :bounce: :woohoo:

I thought she was gonna be a bit exhausted but she ended up playing better and serving better than in her match against Martina. And way to recover after being a set down! :clap2:

And yes she has finally gone past the semifinals! :woohoo:

After beating Martina, beating Davenport on the SAME DAY in a matter of HOURS is just icing on the cake! ;) Yes, Hingis and Davenport in ONE day! :worship:

nouf
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:01 PM
hehe maria! :-)

hingis & davenport i like this day

le bon vivant
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:01 PM
Masha owns. :)

Oneofakind0490
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:01 PM
I dont understand Lindsay against Maria. Also it seems Lindsay isnt playing her best lately. Not good.

bellascarlett
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:03 PM
It's even 4/1 now :D

Well done Masha :worship: :worship: I'm so proud of her and of being her fan :worship: :worship: She made my day :D :cool:
Hope she won't be too tired to play against Hénin tomorrow :unsure:
Best of luck in final,Masha!! You can beat her too :bigclap: :banana:

Yes H2H now 4-1.... :yippee:

She definitely made my day too! ;) Just great! Whatever happens tomorrow, she's really done well for herself in this tournament. A lot of positive things to take away from this. But I hope of course that she gives it her all tomorrow. :)

iine:
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:03 PM
:worship: Very well done, Masha! :worship:

jacobruiz
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:04 PM
Great, GREAT double win today for Maria!!!:worship: :worship: :worship:

Now go get the title!!:bounce: :drool:

WIMBLY2004
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:04 PM
I am so proud of you today Maria, two good wins in a day, best luck in the final, keep going and win the title!

RR-87
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Maria :yeah: :) ;)
Good luck against Justine

UDACHi
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Yay Masha. :D

DuLeafs
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:06 PM
Great Match! :bowdown: Very high level, very entertaining :cool:

Its gonna be a nice final, Sharapova vs Henin :umbrella:

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:07 PM
Congrats MASHA! :worship: Lindsay... :sad:

bellascarlett
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:08 PM
Masha owns. :)

:wavey: King! I've been wanting to give you good reps the entire day but I gotta spread love around first. :angel: Anyway, yeah Masha owns... :p

jogoss_78
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:08 PM
:o Lindsay :o
Looks like you can't win in 3 against Maria :o

jacobruiz
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:09 PM
http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/albums/tournois/2006/dubai/maria-sharapova_fr_dubai2006_match_041.jpg

Keep winning, Masha!:hearts:

Хлоэ
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:10 PM
Masha, you did it again!!! :ras: :woohoo: love u!! :worship: :worship: you're great :yippee:

10nisfanofruz
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:12 PM
Congrats! Masha :woohoo:
Well done :worship:
What a thrill match! ;)

LUXXXAS
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:12 PM
6 sets in 1 day-that's way too much for grandma Lindsay :help::rolleyes:
Congrats Sharapova :)

Lindsayfan32
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:13 PM
Maria played well by the sounds of yes its a 4-1 head to head now but three out of the four have been three sets. What does Lindsay have to do to beat Maria again is what I want to know and but toughing out two tough matches in the one day is great going.

cometz9
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:14 PM
Lindsay :sad: :help: 1-4 against Sharapova :o

Elldee
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:16 PM
Maria played well by the sounds of yes its a 4-1 head to head now but three out of the four have been three sets. What does Lindsay have to do to beat Maria again is what I want to know and but toughing out two tough matches in the one day is great going.


Actually, all four Maria's won have gone to three. Not too bothered for Lindsay, too many sets in one day.

dav abu
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:18 PM
first of all well done to Maria, beating Hingis and Davenport in the one day is great going.
from a Davenport point of view I would be very concerned. Maybe age and injuries will take their toll this year, she will be 30 in May and I fear she may be a fading force. Hopefully this won't prove to be the case and she will compete at the very top.

Lindsayfan32
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:19 PM
6 sets in 1 day-that's way too much for grandma Lindsay :help::rolleyes:
Congrats Sharapova :)

6 six tough sets like Lindsay played 4 hours of court time would take its toll on anyone you leave grandma alone. By the way Lindsay not the oldest player on tour YET their's still Mary and Martina N who are older. I prefer to call Lindsay experinced not old.

Maria Croft
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:21 PM
This day has been fantastic!

I was a little worried when she went down 4-0 but what a great fight from her!

Congrats Maria!

msharafan
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:25 PM
yeah well done lindsey and maria! best of luck maria, cause honestly if you asked who you now think deserves to win you have to say maria deserves it, she has proved all her critics some on this board wrong by beating 2 great players who she normally struggles to beat in the same day! maria just 'fight' 'fight' fight'!!!
and win!!!

Ms Tracy Austin
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:26 PM
I would have like to have seen the match, so I would know if it was a case of Maria catching fire or Davenport just getting tired after the Kirilenko match. Sharapova is definitely a problem player for Davenport, unless Davenport can manage to win their next two meetings. On paper, the final looks very sad to me right now, because IMO Henin-Hardenne, Clisjtsers and Mauresmo seem to have no problem beating Sharapova at all.

Infiniti2001
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:29 PM
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/6490/grabbedframe50ht.jpg
I captured this and the server was busy :lol:

Steve-o
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:34 PM
brilliant win/s Maria :worship:

Lachrymarum
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Maria is doing awfully well this week.
:D

!<blocparty>!
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Sigh.

K-Dog
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:37 PM
I would have like to have seen the match, so I would know if it was a case of Maria catching fire or Davenport just getting tired after the Kirilenko match. Sharapova is definitely a problem player for Davenport, unless Davenport can manage to win their next two meetings. On paper, the final looks very sad to me right now, because IMO Henin-Hardenne, Clisjtsers and Mauresmo seem to have no problem beating Sharapova at all.

Well it was a case of Lindsay stopped hitting winners after the first set. Her serve was terrrible today. No location, few free points, low percentage, 8 df's, and basically struggled in each and every service game. Maria started playing consistently and Lindsay got tired in her sixth set of tennis today. Lindsay was just not there today after 4-0 in the first. She was up a break in the thrid at 2-1 and really fell after after that. Congrats to Maria, but Lindsay didn't really help her cause out there today.

Simplicity
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:38 PM
:rolleyes:

msharafan
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:42 PM
yeah well at least youre aknowleding maria but you have to say maria put up a great fight against martina too and though physically may not have been so draining im sure mentally it took an awful lot for maria to beat hingis as it did against dav.

SelesFan70
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:43 PM
Lindsay :bigcry:

nouf
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:44 PM
maria vs davenport pic

http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/albums/tournois/2006/dubai/maria-sharapova_fr_dubai2006_match_083.jpg

SelesFan70
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:44 PM
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/6490/grabbedframe50ht.jpg
I captured this and the server was busy :lol:
OMG...The Tennis Channel showed the match today?!? :mad: I had no idea I would have recorded it!

One good thing about The Tennis Channel...they tend to repeat matches already shown... :lol: (How many times did they show those Davis Cup matches :help: )

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:45 PM
destroy justine maria! congrats on making your first final this year:)
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/oly_full.56894469cc027_dubai_women_s.jpg

Infiniti2001
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:48 PM
Neither player are good movers, but Maria really exploited Lindsay's movement. She got her out of the way to win so many of her points :eek:

bellascarlett
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:49 PM
OMG...The Tennis Channel showed the match today?!? :mad: I had no idea I would have recorded it!

One good thing about The Tennis Channel...they tend to repeat matches already shown... :lol: (How many times did they show those Davis Cup matches :help: )

They also showed about a set and a quarter of the Sharapova-Hingis match. I hope they repeat that. They'll re-air the semifinal matches tonight at 8pm and 930 pm according to their website.

40-0
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:49 PM
wanna see this match

msharafan
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:50 PM
who care about stats head to heads and what maost people think cause after today maria proved that she could surprise everyone even thoguh i knew she could do it as did maria.
so go masha!!!
GO!!!

nouf
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:03 PM
http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/albums/tournois/2006/dubai/maria-sharapova_fr_dubai2006_match_084.jpg

Dominic
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:05 PM
I don't know why Davenport has so much trouble against this girl. Lindsay's game is better in every way including movement. The only thing I can think of is mentality. Davenport is mentally weaker and that pretty much sums up why she looses to her. :mad:

Lol good one! Maria's movement is about average and lindsay's is probably the worst in the top 100.

Niunia
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:14 PM
Lindsay :sad:

KV
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:20 PM
Well done Masha!

GrandSlam05
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:28 PM
Lol good one! Maria's movement is about average and lindsay's is probably the worst in the top 100.
Hantuchova is worse mover than Lindsay.

xXSarajevoXx
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Maria :rocker: but Lindsay :(

_KidmaN_
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:39 PM
Sharapova ousts Davenport in battle-royal

http://inside-tennis.net/index2.php?action=news&id=1317

Defending champion Lindsay Davenport bowed out of the Dubai Duty Free Women's Open tonight to an inspired Maria Sharapova who came from behind to post a 3-6 6-1 6-3 win. The Russian who led their head to head 3-1 made a slow start as she struggled to match the pace of the Davenport groundstrokes and fell behind 0-4 before mounting any kind of challenge. Davenport took the opening set 6-3, but then in a total reversal in the next set found herself 0-4 down and could only win a single game as Sharapova found her rhythm and her range and took control of the baseline exchanges. The final set saw both women playing at a high level, but it was the American who got the first break in the third game as she forced an error from Sharapova on the third break point. Back came the top ranked Russian in the next game, full of resolve, breaking the Davenport serve to 15 with a rasping forehand crosscourt winner on the the run. She signified the significance of that break with a trademark fist-pump, and from there stepped up her game breaking Davenport again in the eigth game with a backhand winner down the line. She served out the match succesfully, marching into the final on her first match point as Davenport's backhand went long.

After the match Sharapova admitted having problems adjusting to playing two different types of players in a single day; "Took a while to get used to Lindsay's pace, she was hitting winners left and right. Took me a while to adjust." Looking ahead to the final against Justine Henin-Hardenne she said confidently; "I don't have any problems playing her. We're both going to be physically tired. She is very fit, but we will both be ready."

Davenport reflected on the match of three tales; "Played really well in the first, big lapse in the second, and played well again in the third. She came up with some great shots in the third set. I don't want to make excuses but it's been a very long tough day for everyone."
By Andre Jones (in Dubai)

random fan
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:42 PM
Take a rest girls :)

Carmen Mairena
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Shameful loss Lindsay :smash:

Hots4Safin
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:47 PM
Ahh! The "semifinal curse" seems to have lifted. :)
Best of Luck for the FINAL, Maria!

Well it was never really applicable to NON-slam events.

@m@nd@
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:50 PM
well done maria! good luck in the final!

Kenny
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Ugh.

UDACHi
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:56 PM
Well it was never really applicable to NON-slam events.

It's her first final in 8 months.

Brooks.
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:56 PM
Lindsay :sad: :mad:

the serving was just :tape: :help: :smash:

Congrats to Maria...I noticed she has a really good tan these days :drool: :lol:

nouf
Feb 24th, 2006, 08:57 PM
all pics vs davenport in album
http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/thumbnails.php?album=171

http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/albums/tournois/2006/dubai/maria-sharapova_fr_dubai2006_match_087.jpg

Cat's Pajamas
Feb 24th, 2006, 09:08 PM
Lindsay :mad: :smash: :bigcry:

Congrats Maria :) she's on fire this week :eek:

Andy.
Feb 24th, 2006, 09:58 PM
Wow this has been such an awesome day first Hingis and now Davenport woooo hooooo good luck in the final Masha

RJWCapriati
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:05 PM
Lindsay :sad:

Wsisters45
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:13 PM
Maria was awesome in sets 2 and 3. She deserves it. I hope she wins tomorrow,though I doubt she will because she's probably dead tired.

Lindsay's serve REALLY let her down today.

njnetswill
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:38 PM
:woohoo:

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:44 PM
Davai Masha. :woohoo:

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:54 PM
Maria :woohoo:

faboozadoo15
Feb 25th, 2006, 12:07 AM
i'm very proud of maria handled her game today. she kept it up and kept going. she played well today, better than justine. hopefully for her, she can carry that into the final. she has problems with justine, obviously, but i really feel she's in the final with a good shot. it's not like justine didn't have tough matches too.

~ The Leopard ~
Feb 25th, 2006, 12:09 AM
The media will go crazy if The Great White Hope actually wins a tournament. :lol:

Anyway, I find myself rooting for Masha. Maybe I've gone off Juju a little. :scratch:

Leo_DFP
Feb 25th, 2006, 12:28 AM
Second straight time she loses from a break up in the 3rd against Maria. Very, very bad loss. :rolleyes:

gary
Feb 25th, 2006, 01:24 AM
Masha :woohoo: :banana:
take the title now!! :yeah: :D :bounce:

Junex
Feb 25th, 2006, 02:21 AM
Wow I couldn't ask fo any better.....



Justine vs. Maria Final!!!


WOW!!!!


maybe a win for Justine could top what im feelin right now!

BRAVO Maria!!!

Mafia_Sharapova
Feb 25th, 2006, 02:32 AM
Maria !!!!!!!!!! you're the best :bounce:

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

hingis-seles
Feb 25th, 2006, 04:34 AM
Once Maria won the game to trail 1-4, I knew she'd win. Lindsay can only win if the match doesn't last more than 12 games.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Feb 25th, 2006, 05:08 AM
Keep It Up!!

Udachi in the Final, Masha!!

Rub
Feb 25th, 2006, 05:35 AM
nice win maria!

pav
Feb 25th, 2006, 07:29 AM
Great effort by Maria beating those two buggers in one day,I thought i could hear her playing, but it was just a pukeko calling out from the swamp

furrykitten
Feb 25th, 2006, 07:51 AM
Excellent Maria, well done on slaughtering Davenport!.

tennisjam
Feb 25th, 2006, 08:43 AM
great win for Masha :)

msharafan
Feb 25th, 2006, 08:47 AM
yeah well done masha and good luck in todays final. and remember when maria lost to justine at australia she got a couple of bad calls to lose the third, so hopfully today with this surface quicker maria can beat justine but fairly and hopfully well have no bad line calls for either players.
anyway
go masha!!
GO!!!

Erdinger
Feb 25th, 2006, 09:13 AM
Great effort by Maria beating those two buggers in one day,I thought i could hear her playing, but it was just a pukeko calling out from the swamp
What is a "pukeko"? :confused:

Wow, Maria, great win! :cool: :banana:

I wish you all the best in the final vs. JHH. :bounce:

Erdinger

gmak
Feb 25th, 2006, 10:19 AM
well done masha :yeah: :woohoo: :D

beating martina and lindsay in one day!
now go and win that final! :devil:

lindsay :sad: two tough matches back to back was too much..

mr-bean007
Feb 25th, 2006, 10:24 AM
:worship: Super Masha, Super Marta Domachowska :bounce:

Dementirilenko
Feb 25th, 2006, 10:56 AM
Congrats Maria!

Doc
Feb 25th, 2006, 11:13 AM
:bounce: :bounce: Great Double Win, Maria. :bounce: :bounce:

Two tough opponents in one day.

Congratulations.

nouf
Feb 25th, 2006, 11:45 AM
Last game sharapova davenport dubai 2006 + interview maria after match

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2166/bscap17429zf.jpg

http://rapidshare.de/files/14096471/mariadubaidavenportmatchpoint.wmv.html

foreva lindsay
Feb 25th, 2006, 01:48 PM
eughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :sobbing: