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Krystell
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:18 AM
Could the results of early this season be an indicator that Maria will win her second slam this year? She made it to the semis, then the finals, and now has tucked a title away. She seems to be gaining momentum and the shoulder injury seems to be something she can deal with now.

bellascarlett
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:20 AM
Watch her win Wimbledon this year. ;)

:lol: Hopefully I'm right...but I really have a good feeling about this.

Krystell
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:22 AM
Watch her win Wimbledon this year. ;)

:lol: Hopefully I'm right...but I really have a good feeling about this.


That's the educated guess because of the surface, and the USO is also possible, she has a great game for that.

IceHock
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:24 AM
well we can count the french out we all know her chance at winning that..if her serve is like it was 04 wimbledon she'll win it i mean her serve was so good then in that tourney it was the reason she won it.i really dont know if she'll win its a toss up with davenport venus mauresmo and her.one of them willwin it

tennisIlove09
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:25 AM
Well...its hard to say. If Venus is in form, she has to be the favorite for Wimbledon. Venus on grass is unbelievable.

Roland Garros is a stretch, but anything is possible. US Open would be a good win for her.

Brooklyn90
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:25 AM
i really don't think so

bellascarlett
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:32 AM
That's the educated guess because of the surface, and the USO is also possible, she has a great game for that.

Correct. Maria has realistic chances to win Wimbledon and the US Open for the remainder of the year. Last year, she probably would have gotten to the final had she not met Kim earlier and she probably would have made it a more competitive final. But Kim was just due that slam win considering her great 2005 season.

10nisfanofruz
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:39 AM
I think that she will win another GS this year. ;) Wimbledon or USO i don't know. I just feel like it. :scratch: :shrug: It might be Wimbledon because she said that she wants to.
And she seems to get what she wants. :p

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:41 AM
I dont think she'll get one. But if she does it wont be Wimbledon. Maybe the USO....Maybe!

Andy.
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:41 AM
Maria will be a huge chance to win Wimbledon this year. It is her Forte playing on the grass but if she can stay healthy and confident the US open is well within reach

morningglory
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:42 AM
could be, you never know ;)
Wimby is my best bet; it all started there, and it's gonna continue there ;)

Andy.
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:43 AM
I dont think she'll get one. But if she does it wont be Wimbledon. Maybe the USO....Maybe!

Why do you say not Wimbledon she has a good a chance as any of the top players on that surface if not better than anyone.

~lollipop_girl~
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:47 AM
Maria CAN win one this yeah but I'm not sure if she will! She is gonna need to make the break through again very soon though!

crazyroberto6767
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:53 AM
It's possible, just as it was last year. I don't see her winning Roland Garros, especially with her difficulties against JHH. Wimby is her best shot, but that's also the best shot of a couple other ladies on tour, ie. Lindsay and Vee. If Vee is on and focused, the rest of the field doesn't have a shot, but we've only really had that once in 2 years. Throw in a possibly fit Serena, JHH, etc. and Wimby is going to be tough. I thought that Maria had a better shot at the AO than the USO this year. The AO surface suits her game better IMO with its high bounces. She could have problems at the USO with Kim, Mary, etc. Once again, it *could* happen, as she has a good shot. Unfortunately for her, there's about 8 other ladies that are just as capable of winning a slam now.

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:18 AM
Why do you say not Wimbledon she has a good a chance as any of the top players on that surface if not better than anyone.


Yes shes very good on grass and has a good shot at Wimbledon but I dont see her winning it this year. Becuase there are other players who are better on grass and I think would beat Sharapova on any given day. like Venus......Serena, Mauresmo and Henin-Hardenne

IceHock
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:23 AM
Yes shes good on grass. But there are other players who are better on grass and I think would beat Sharapova on any given day. like Venus,Serena,Mauresmo And Henin-Hardenne



sorry dont agree with this.maria played so good in 04 to win and absolutely destroyed serena and serena didnt play that bad it was more of maria playing so good.she can beat mauresmo and henin who isnt that good on grass.mauresmo can be though but shes beatable.so's venus alls maria has to do is play like she did in 04 and their are very few people who have a chance with her

Andy.
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:25 AM
Yes shes very good on grass and has a good shot at Wimbledon but I dont see her winning it this year. Becuase there are other players who are better on grass and I think would beat Sharapova on any given day. like Venus......Serena, Mauresmo and Henin-Hardenne

Venus and Serena cannot be considered as threats right now they are both totally lacking match play and arent fit but we will see come Wimbledon time

Brooklyn90
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:25 AM
Why do you say not Wimbledon she has a good a chance as any of the top players on that surface if not better than anyone.
She is one of the best grass court players but i think there are so many more better ones, she has a better chance at the USO
Best Grass Court Players
1.Venus
2.Serena
3.Davenport
4.Sharapova
5.Mauresmo

CJ07
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:26 AM
Sharapova could really win any of the remainding slams if she doesn't have to face more than 2 top players.

If she does. Well, good luck.

CJ07
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:27 AM
sorry dont agree with this.maria played so good in 04 to win and absolutely destroyed serena and serena didnt play that bad it was more of maria playing so good.she can beat mauresmo and henin who isnt that good on grass.mauresmo can be though but shes beatable.so's venus alls maria has to do is play like she did in 04 and their are very few people who have a chance with her
Dude, Henin is great on grass. She made the final there when she wasn't even close to the player she is now.

Brooklyn90
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:28 AM
Venus and Serena cannot be considered as threats right now they are both totally lacking match play and arent fit but we will see come Wimbledon time
Ur right, but remember last year where people said the same thing, and look what venus did.

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:28 AM
sorry dont agree with this.maria played so good in 04 to win and absolutely destroyed serena and serena didnt play that bad it was more of maria playing so good.she can beat mauresmo and henin who isnt that good on grass.mauresmo can be though but shes beatable.so's venus alls maria has to do is play like she did in 04 and their are very few people who have a chance with her


She only won Wimbledon in 04 because Serena didnt try. Im sorry but Serena was comming back from her knee injury that year and fought all the way to the final. And in the Final shes loses. look at all these meeting since then all 3sets...why was that match an exception. But anyways Henin Hardenne and Mauresmo are great on grass especially Henin-Hardenne she made the finals in 01 and she wasnt even half the player she is now. She would beat Maria I believe

IceHock
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:29 AM
i dont understand how venus and serena are the best players on grass right now :confused: ???a lot of people saying it in my mind marias best grass court game beats them she killed serena at her best lost to venus but she didnt play as good as the year b4

Brooklyn90
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:29 AM
She only won Wimbledon in 04 because Serena didnt try. Im sorry but Serena was comming back from her knee injury that year and fought all the way to the final. And in the Final shes loses. look at all these meeting since then all 3sets...why was that match an exception. But anyways Henin Hardenne and Mauresmo are great on grass and thies game go well on the surface i think they both would beat her because of their veriety something Maria doesnt have right now
Ur right, if serena would have played well like she did in the semis or the previous 2 years that would have been a diffrent match :)

gary
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:30 AM
Wimbledon most likely :yeah:
and probably USO ;)

xin_hui
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:30 AM
great job on winning IW. but its not as if this title came out of nowhere or she beat her nemesis(es) to win it

her chances for a slam are as equal as they were last year

IceHock
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:31 AM
She only won Wimbledon in 04 because Serena didnt try. Im sorry but Serena was comming back from her knee injury that year and fought all the way to the final. And in the Final shes loses. look at all these meeting since then all 3sets...why was that match an exception. But anyways Henin Hardenne and Mauresmo are great on grass and thies game go well on the surface i think they both would beat her because of their veriety something Maria doesnt have right now


thats a bad excuse.it seriously is i remember that match serna tried everything in her power but marias groundstrokes were to much for her serena was on her backfoot throughout the whole match

Brooklyn90
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:32 AM
i dont understand how venus and serena are the best players on grass right now :confused: ???a lot of people saying it in my mind marias best grass court game beats them she killed serena at her best lost to venus but she didnt play as good as the year b4
Last year when she lost to venus she did play really well, everyone said that they both were playing the best tennis, venus is just better on grass. And the year she played serena, serena wasn't her best during that match, if she would have been she would have won.

Cator
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:33 AM
Actually I seen Maria play way better then she did at last years SF at Wimbledon. I don't think Maria played her best tennis, esp in the second set... she was choking.

Brooklyn90
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:34 AM
thats a bad excuse.it seriously is i remember that match serna tried everything in her power but marias groundstrokes were to much for her serena was on her backfoot throughout the whole match
I belive even serena said that she didn't know who was out on the court, because it wasn't her playing like that. If serena would have tried more and played well she would have won hands down

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:34 AM
thats a bad excuse.it seriously is i remember that match serna tried everything in her power but marias groundstrokes were to much for her serena was on her backfoot throughout the whole match



Its not an excuse....Serena said herself she was nervous and put pressure on herself..so she wasnt playing her game and that allowed Maria to take advantage of her. If Serena were playing like she did in her 2 previous rounds she would have beat Maria. period

Brooklyn90
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:35 AM
Its not an excuse....Serena said herself she was nervous and put pressure on herself..so she wasnt playing her game and that allowed Maria to take advantage of her. If Serena were playing like she did in her 2 previous rounds she would have beat Maria. period
that's so true. :) :)

Cator
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:35 AM
Of course players would say excuses if they lose a match...

Krystell
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:36 AM
Its not an excuse....Serena said herself she was nervous and put pressure on herself..so she wasnt playing her game and that allowed Maria to take advantage of her. If Serena were playing like she did in her 2 previous rounds she would have beat Maria. period


I doubt that, because Maria's shots were just totally dialed in, she was in a zone..... just hitting every line, almost every time. Serena didn't know what hit her out there.

IceHock
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:37 AM
I belive even serena said that she didn't know who was out on the court, because it wasn't her playing like that. If serena would have tried more and played well she would have won hands down



im sorry but i dont think so maria was on her game.she was playing brilliantly she had oassing shots beautiful lobs her serve was untuchable and her groundstrokes were penetrating.if serena was supposedly to playbetter it might have gone three but maria would have won that match nothing was getting in her way that day.

Cator
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:39 AM
I can say the same thing about Maria when she played vs Venus last year SF at Wimbledon...

She played great in the first, but definitely not in the second.

Every player has their ''off'' days if you know what I mean.

Honestly if both players are ''on'' I think it would only be guesses who would really win.

Dan23
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:40 AM
She only won Wimbledon in 04 because Serena didnt try. Im sorry but Serena was comming back from her knee injury that year and fought all the way to the final. And in the Final shes loses. look at all these meeting since then all 3sets...why was that match an exception. But anyways Henin Hardenne and Mauresmo are great on grass especially Henin-Hardenne she made the finals in 01 and she wasnt even half the player she is now. She would beat Maria I believe
oh please :unsure: :lol:

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:40 AM
im sorry but i dont think so maria was on her game.she was playing brilliantly she had oassing shots beautiful lobs her serve was untuchable and her groundstrokes were penetrating.if serena was supposedly to playbetter it might have gone three but maria would have won that match nothing was getting in her way that day.





Thats fine...you have your opinion and i have mine. If Serena had played her game that day she would have beat Maria. I dont care how well Maria was playing Serena has faced far better opponents and beat them when they are on their game. Maria caught a break that year..funny how she hasnt been to a GS final or won another one..says alot

Cator
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:41 AM
im sorry but i dont think so maria was on her game.she was playing brilliantly she had oassing shots beautiful lobs her serve was untuchable and her groundstrokes were penetrating.if serena was supposedly to playbetter it might have gone three but maria would have won that match nothing was getting in her way that day.


I agree.

I love both players but sometimes it's good to admit who really was the better player that day.

To me, both players are equally as good.

Marshmallow
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:42 AM
Oh lord... She wins one title and all of the sudden is a major slam contender?

She made the finals of Miami and semi's on IW last season.. and didn't make a final.

She hasn't beaten Henin, Clijsters, Mauresmo (ever), or either williams sister in their last meetings (and hopefully they coming back soon).

Beating Martina and Elena (only two top players she faced here) has been done before.

Wait and see.

Krystell
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:43 AM
Thats fine...you have your opinion and i have mine. If Serena had played her game that day she would have beat Maria. I dont care how well Maria was playing Serena has faced far better opponents and beat them. Maria caught a break that year..funny how she hasnt been to a GS final or won another one..says alot


I don't think Maria "caught a break" she fought in several matches in a row to take the title, there are no "breaks" in tennis, the better player wins the match. One reason Serena couldn't really play her game was because of what Maria was doing to her, running her like crazy and never letting her get a good shot lined up.

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:45 AM
I don't think Maria "caught a break" she fought in several matches in a row to take the title, there are no "breaks" in tennis, the better player wins the match. One reason Serena couldn't really play her game was because of what Maria was doing to her, running her like crazy and never letting her get a good shot lined up.




:lol: Ok...Im done talking about it. as of now

Brooklyn90
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:45 AM
I agree.

I love both players but sometimes it's good to admit who really was the better player that day.

To me, both players are equally as good.
Well that day sharapova was a better player, but overall on grass i still would put serena, venus, davenport above maria

Marshmallow
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:46 AM
In wimbledon 2004, Serena was stunned. No surprise. Maria hasn't beat her that easily since.. she beat an injured Serena at the YEC (and was still taken to 4 in the third), and lost to her.. sensationally in the AO 2005, to a serena who was not in the best she she can be, who has barely practiced before the AO.

if serena was supposedly to playbetter it might have gone three

Oh please. Serena is the best on the tour and that is not open to debate. In the ideal list of player at the mo, Maria would be outside the top 5.

IceHock
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:49 AM
In wimbledon 2004, Serena was stunned. No surprise. Maria hasn't beat her that easily since.. she beat an injured Serena at the YEC (and was still taken to 4 in the third), and lost to her.. sensationally in the AO 2005, to a serena who was not in the best she she can be, who has barely practiced before the AO.



Oh please. Serena is the best on the tour and that is not open to debate. In the ideal list of player at the mo, Maria would be outside the top 5.


give me a break.is maria not in the top 5 because she is traumatized from her childhood experiences??

Brooklyn90
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:49 AM
In wimbledon 2004, Serena was stunned. No surprise. Maria hasn't beat her that easily since.. she beat an injured Serena at the YEC (and was still taken to 4 in the third), and lost to her.. sensationally in the AO 2005, to a serena who was not in the best she she can be, who has barely practiced before the AO.



Oh please. Serena is the best on the tour and that is not open to debate. In the ideal list of player at the mo, Maria would be outside the top 5.
I totally agree with you, at the YEC serena could hardly serve the ball with her injury and maria was falling appart and didn't know what to do. At at the australian maria was playing at her best and serena was nowhere near her best and still found out how to win!!!

So Disrespectful
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:52 AM
I think Maria winning a slam this year is a possibility. Davenport isn't winning any, Serena and Venus aren't likely. I can't see Amelie winning another this year, so that leaves Kim, Mary and Justine.

She does have her chances with a good draw.

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:53 AM
I totally agree with you, at the YEC serena could hardly serve the ball with her injury and maria was falling appart and didn't know what to do. At at the australian maria was playing at her best and serena was nowhere near her best and still found out how to win!!!



Yep in the YEC. Serena was up 4-0 but she didnt want to further her injury so after that what did she do.....give up. If she really wanted to she could have won that match and i think she should have took the risk and just beat her. And the AO Semifinal. Shows why Serena is the best player of her generation. She wasnt playing her best at all. While Maria is playing heer absolute best and still lost

Marshmallow
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:56 AM
give me a break.is maria not in the top 5 because she is traumatized from her childhood experiences??

You need the break, all this logical thinking must be new.

Serena
Venus
Justine
Kim
AMELIE (Beaten Maria in str8 sets each time... She's like Martina but can handle the power)

Maria / Lindsay interchangeably.

In fact - in form Svetlana and Myskina rank above Maria in my opinion. Shame.


Yeah so in the ideal list Maria is lower top 10. But it's not an ideal world, and someone muct benefit from slumps, and injuries.

xin_hui
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:56 AM
she needs to try to win kim (4-0), amelie (2-0) and JHH (4-1) first

Marshmallow
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:57 AM
Yep in the YEC. Serena was up 4-0 but she didnt want to further her injury so after that what did she do.....give up. If she really wanted to she could have won that match and i think she should have took the risk and just beat her. And the AO Semifinal. Shows why Serena is the best player of her generation. She wasnt playing her best at all. While Maria is playing heer absolute best and still lost

So true. Maria had been in deep training over the of season according to Jim Courier.. and Serena could barely practice. Just imagine the score had she been playing matches and training hard. [Ideal list form].

blumaroo
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:01 AM
How can you put Amelie above Lindsay....

Malin
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:13 AM
some of you people are so dillussional it's ridiculous

if you are gonna come making tons of excuses for Serena and other players saying she wasn't fit, she didn't have enough practice, she was injured. Then the same can be said for Maria she wasnt' playing her best, she had a shoulder injury. Look at the scores because those are the facts. You can say Serena wasn't at her best in those matches, but then the one can also say Maria wasn't at her best. The fact is Maria still won those matches and you can't change that.

bellascarlett
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:14 AM
oh please :unsure: :lol:

i know...:haha: :haha:

blumaroo
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:53 AM
some of you people are so dillussional it's ridiculous

if you are gonna come making tons of excuses for Serena and other players saying she wasn't fit, she didn't have enough practice, she was injured. Then the same can be said for Maria she wasnt' playing her best, she had a shoulder injury. Look at the scores because those are the facts. You can say Serena wasn't at her best in those matches, but then the one can also say Maria wasn't at her best. The fact is Maria still won those matches and you can't change that.

True. If one is at her best, then the other one isnt. Maria won Wimbledon 2004 fair and square. I can understand the YEC issue but some players really try to discredit every win Maria has over any top player. In the end, the one who wins deserves it.

Direwolf
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:01 AM
I think that she will win another GS this year. ;) Wimbledon or USO i don't know. I just feel like it. :scratch: :shrug: It might be Wimbledon because she said that she wants to.
And she seems to get what she wants. :p


Just shows that u dont know much bout her...
She sed she wants to play Justine...then Justine lost...
she wanted to play another play again..but that player lost...

I just think that she jinxes her opponents..

Brooklyn90
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:09 AM
some of you people are so dillussional it's ridiculous

if you are gonna come making tons of excuses for Serena and other players saying she wasn't fit, she didn't have enough practice, she was injured. Then the same can be said for Maria she wasnt' playing her best, she had a shoulder injury. Look at the scores because those are the facts. You can say Serena wasn't at her best in those matches, but then the one can also say Maria wasn't at her best. The fact is Maria still won those matches and you can't change that.
:retard: :retard: :retard: That is the dumbest thing i've head today, thanks for the laugh :lol:

tennisrox
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:57 AM
Maria has a chance at wimbledon if she has a good draw. I can't see her getting through too many of her nemesis'. If she only has to play one of Kim, Justine, Amelie, and Venus she might have a good day and pull one off.

The thing about Maria is that she beats those she is expected to beat, but loses to those she is expected to lose to.She'll do well, but I don't see her owning the field anytime.

jacobruiz
Mar 19th, 2006, 08:40 AM
i know...:haha: :haha:


Really. You just have to laugh at the excuses these people will come up with to to attempt explain away Maria's talent and accomplishments.:lol:

Maria:rocker2:

TeaMMashA
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:54 AM
Wimbledon or US Open trust me! if she carries on in this kind of form and improving the way she is basically every tournament shes played in this this year although she wouldnt need to shes definatly gonna have a huge chance!

mashafan25
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:31 AM
Hey all, believe in Masha, she can win all 3 Grand Slams this year, I hope! :)

xin_hui
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:35 AM
Hey all, believe in Masha, she can win all 3 Grand Slams this year, I hope! :)

RG?:eek: ;)

you sure are a very optimistic person;)

silverwhite
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:56 AM
She only won Wimbledon in 04 because Serena didnt try. Im sorry but Serena was comming back from her knee injury that year and fought all the way to the final. And in the Final shes loses. look at all these meeting since then all 3sets...why was that match an exception.

Nah, Serena did try. I was watching the Venus-Sharapova Wimby 05 match again and the commentators were talking about how Sharapova's power and depth shocked Serena and it was the surprise factor that worked for her while Venus was prepared for it. :)

msharafan
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:07 PM
i think maria has a great chance at the usopen and wimby if she played like she did in indian wells she will be unstoppable. well that my opinion anyway. you just wait and see.....