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AaronJoyB
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:51 PM
Finally a real catfight!

RenaSlam.
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:51 PM
Ana :hearts: :drool:

Take Masha by surprise! :worship:

barryproudfoot
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:52 PM
ana :banana:

Shoulderpova
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Maria will beat the shit out of Ana. Shes too tough and in great form right now.

Nicolás89
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:52 PM
for some reason i think ana will win:sad:

new-york
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:52 PM
you can do it Ana!!! :armed:

LMK
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:53 PM
Hopefully it will be Ana!

franny
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Hopefully Maria will prove that she is the more talented youngster. Maria has superior everything, except maybe volleys or variety. She is faster, tougher, has a bigger serve, and her forehand when on is just as deadly. Hopefully Maria will be extra motivated tomorrow to hand a beatdown. I'm not saying she will, but I'm hoping she will. I'm so excited!

Ferosh
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:57 PM
C'mon Maria!

LindsayRulz
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:58 PM
Ana!

s_j
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:58 PM
I'm sorry but obviously Maria will win. More consistent and developed serve in which she can do more with, better backhand, better movement, far better mentality. It could be a good match but Maria is the almost certain winner.

Craigy
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:58 PM
Maria's gonna win!

morningglory
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Maria hasn't lost to a younger opponent and I'm quite sure she has no reason to do so now... barring injury and retirement, Maria should come thru

Lunaris
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:59 PM
With good 1st serve Ana will lose but with decent result, without it Sharapova will tear her apart.

doris_hdz
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:00 PM
go Ana!!!!

The Jabberwock
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:00 PM
I would like Ana to win... please! :bounce:

Nicolás89
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:00 PM
I'm sorry but obviously Maria will win. More consistent and developed serve in which she can do more with, better backhand, better movement, far better mentality. It could be a good match but Maria is the almost certain winner.

i dont think "obviously" but i guess you are right i hope for a great match
:worship: to both ana and maria

Aaron68
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:02 PM
I am cautiously optimistic concerning Masha's chances here. Ana can be tough and blast winners from all over the place when she is on. I do feel though that Maria is the more advanced player, at this stage. And her serve has been dominant for a while now.

But let's face it: This is the match-up that women's tennis needs. I can only hope that this is the first in a long line of good matches between two talented and beautiful (and tall!) ladies.

John.
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:03 PM
Masha will win

dizoo
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:03 PM
i'd like both to lose...but i think maria will beat ana in 2 tough sets

ioni
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:04 PM
maria :)

bellascarlett
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:06 PM
and I get to watch this match! :woohoo:

good thing TTC is showing from the quarters! :)

Maria got a good start in her first match, quite a challenge in the 1st set which will do her good in this match against Ana as she'll be more ready.

If Maria serves very well and continues to be mentally and physically strong on important points, she'll win this. Ana can play though but I'm banking on Maria's good form and great record against younger opposition. :)

Let's go Masha!!!

madame_maria
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:09 PM
i think Maria would have to fight for this one.

i'd expect her to be yelling her lungs off. GO MARIA!

saki
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:10 PM
I thought Ana was a few months older than Maria?

Anyway, Pova is obviously the better player but I do wonder whether she's a bit tired at this point in the season. She's played and travelled a lot - U.S. --> Moscow --> Zurich --> Linz - whereas Ana should be fresh and a bit more motivated.

Just Do It
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:10 PM
Ana is in good form, so i think she will surprise Maria !

Milito22
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Anita! :rocker2:

Dexter
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:12 PM
I'll be happy if Ana wins more than 4 games :angel: I don't put my hopes up to avoid disappointment.

I thought Ana was a few months older than Maria?
no. Maria was born in April(?), whilst Ana in November 1987. ;)

Belco
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:13 PM
ana

enuf said

ioni
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:14 PM
I thought Ana was a few months older than Maria?

Anyway, Pova is obviously the better player but I do wonder whether she's a bit tired at this point in the season. She's played and travelled a lot - U.S. --> Moscow --> Zurich --> Linz - whereas Ana should be fresh and a bit more motivated.

maria is older than ana one is born in april the other in november :)

Serge007
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:16 PM
Maria hasn't lost to a younger opponent
this time she could lost. Maria need rest for Madrid.

QUEENLINDSAY
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:18 PM
Hotter Player wins and that is

ANA

MARYANGEL
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:18 PM
:angel: Ana just do it....................:bounce: :bounce:

Nickitos2006
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:19 PM
As always, it all depends on Maria. If she plays her level, she will win in two. No doubt about it. Удачи, Маша!:kiss:

Kenny
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Maria better bring her bananas and something to drink..

NeverSayDie
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Hopefully Ana.....:unsure:

shirley
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:43 PM
maria will win in straight sets

faboozadoo15
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:44 PM
Ana at this point doesn't do anything as well as Maria. Maria should take this in straights, but hopefully Ana will take something from the match and from Maria's intensity to see what it takes to be a great tennis player.

msharafan
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:46 PM
im not sure maria looked really tired today but if she plays her best and seems energised then i think she will win but like i said i thought she looked fairly tired today!

LH2HBH
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:52 PM
As usual, plenty of denial where Maria Sharapova is concerned!

Maria will edge Ana in two tough sets.

Wayn77
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:53 PM
The Hotter girl of the two - Ana Ivanovic, will ambush Ms Sharapova in straight sets!:bounce:

morningglory
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:54 PM
As usual, plenty of denial where Maria Sharapova is concerned!

Maria will edge Ana in two tough sets.

it's not denial; it's just wishful thinking ;)

Kim's_fan_4ever
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:59 PM
Wow what a great match :D I just can't wait to see it :D
Maria will obviously win but I'm excited to see them playing against eachother :D

Piotr'ek
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:01 PM
Maria gonna hammer Ana :D

Nickitos2006
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:05 PM
im not sure maria looked really tired today but if she plays her best and seems energised then i think she will win but like i said i thought she looked fairly tired today!
I wouldn’t say she looked very tired today. I guess she just didn’t want to waste her energy in a match that was going under her total control. She was pretty relaxed and even smiled sometimes :)
But yeah, she plays too much tennis recently, and it definitely can be an issue tomorrow:( I hope, not.

Lulu.
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:06 PM
For once I'll root for Maria. Please kick Ivanovic's ass :)

the cat
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:08 PM
I think Ana will win in 3 sets 5-7 6-4 6-3. Ana is rested and fresh while Masha is tired and playing at less than 100%. If Ana beats Masha tomorrow it will be the first time Masha has ever lost a singles match to a younger tennis player on any level of tennis in her brilliant young career. :sad:

BigBabeTENNIS
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:09 PM
will be A GREAT MACTH

einna
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:12 PM
i love both players but i like Ana more so go Ana!!!!

mashamaniac
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:26 PM
there's no chance that masha is the winner! however i'm also one of ana's big fans but i'm a masha's biggest fan.

bis2806
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Come on ANA! Go out and destroy her.

RenaSlam.
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:44 PM
Usher her out of Linz, Ana!

Masha, your time is up :lol:

Lenafan
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:45 PM
Sharapova in straight sets.

msharafan
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:45 PM
c'mon masha you can do it! :)

LDF
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:45 PM
I think Maria will win it in two tight sets. :)

Cp6uja
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:50 PM
ANA in three EASY sets














(Ana is expert for TB!).
:devil: :devil: :devil:

RenaSlam.
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Bring it MASHA!

ezekiel
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:56 PM
I am torn if she is playing well or not , if she is in form or not. Ana , just beat her at her own game :kiss:

Wayn77
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:57 PM
Totally convinced Ana Ivanovic will win this clash.

Ms Sharapova will be escorted out of Linz, quietly by the back entrance.:devil:

mashamaniac
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:58 PM
ANA in three EASY sets
(Ana is expert for TB!).
:devil: :devil: :devil:


so u must be just an idiot to say "in 3 easy sets"!!:confused: if a match takes to a third set so that match shouldn't be an easy one.think twice before stress what is on your brain!:lol:

LUXXXAS
Oct 26th, 2006, 07:01 PM
Maria will win... :( :sad:

Mark Spruce
Oct 26th, 2006, 07:04 PM
Vamos Ana !!!!!!!!!!!

LH2HBH
Oct 26th, 2006, 07:08 PM
it's not denial; it's just wishful thinking ;)



* sigh * no matter, soon Masha will take over the world and all of those people will be drafted into Maria's Army whether they like it or not!!!! MUA HA HA HA HA !!!!!!!

:inlove:
Oct 26th, 2006, 07:30 PM
Maria 7-5 6-3. :cool:

Escape
Oct 26th, 2006, 07:48 PM
Go Ana :banana:
You can beat her

AaronJoyB
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:03 PM
Masha 46 64 62

Louis Cyphre
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:04 PM
Aide Ana :woohoo:

jegood
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:06 PM
I reeeeeally hope Ana will win.Although I really like Maria,but I love Ana,so...Anyway it's going to be a great match,go Anaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,Ana,Ana,Ana,Ana........:bounce:

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:12 PM
No contest.
Sharapova 6-2 6-0.

MrSerenaWilliams
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:13 PM
Maria in 2. Her game is too solid

Sharakim
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:15 PM
Maria might look tired, but mentally I think she's the much stronger player. Maria in 3 sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-3) beats Ivanovic.

Reiken
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:27 PM
i can't decide.

tennisrox
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:29 PM
Maria is the better player at this point. :sad:

lilimi
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:52 PM
ana has everything to beat sharapova 60 60. but i think ana won(t play well because of the pressure and that maria will be saved by her serve. so maria will win sth like 57 64 60 (i noticed that maria is really strong to let opponents win a set and then wake up...).
but my heart will be with ana i'm a girl and the more i see her, the more i'm falling in love with her. i love evrything, her game, her fists are cute, her 'ajde'!

lilimi
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Maria in 2. Her game is too solid
i agree but it's too ugly too:sad: whereas ana:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: i love you ana!!!:lol: :lol: :lol:

Filippo-Nastya
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:00 PM
I think Maria in 2 sets:
7-5, 7-6

xXSarajevoXx
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:12 PM
Anci :)

Ben.
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:37 PM
maria obviously in 2 sets, but ana will make those 2 sets hell for her let me assure u. both of them have very good groundies but maria's consistency, movement, determination & mental toughness will see her through over ana.

Ems__
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:19 PM
I rarely make risky predictions but I actually think Ana will surprise Maria

morningglory
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:26 PM
perfect! an evening match! Maria should have plenty of time to rest...
Sorry people, but Masha is too good to lose to Ana when Maria's on form!

maddogz48
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:46 PM
Unfortunately Sharapova is going to win. She is currently in better form than Ana. Ana's form has fallen off since she won the Roger's Cup this summer.:sad:

Buitenzorg
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:53 PM
Ana 1-6 7-6 7-6

ezekiel
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:28 PM
Anybody have a livestream for tomorrow ???

blumaroo
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:31 PM
It's not even on tv so no livestream either.
Maria will win. Ana's serving is always inconsistent and she has more mental lapses than Maria. Plus Maria can hit just as big (overall) and can make her move and Ana is in trouble when she has to run. Especially on her backhand side. I'm curious who will dictate the rallies. Stupid scheduling :(

-jenks-
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:33 PM
Ajde Ana! Play your best!

iPatty
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Hopefully Ana wins so Patty can cruise into the final. :cool:

But seriously, I think Maria will win 6-4, 6-2. She's too good for Ana right now.

mashamaniac
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:40 PM
It's not even on tv so no livestream either.
Maria will win. Ana's serving is always inconsistent and she has more mental lapses than Maria. Plus Maria can hit just as big (overall) and can make her move and Ana is in trouble when she has to run. Especially on her backhand side. I'm curious who will dictate the rallies. Stupid scheduling :(

yes it is on eurosport int'l,french and later on eurosport 2.as for livestream i couldn't find a page to see if it's on or not.please search it 2 hours before the match kicked off.

Ben.
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:54 AM
although even if think maria will win this match, i won't be surprised if ana can pull off the upset in 2 or 3 sets. anything can happen in tennis u no.

Derek.
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:00 AM
Tear that hoe down, Masha. :fiery:

Farina Elia Fan
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:00 AM
come on Ana!!!

cr_ar_4ever
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:09 AM
Maria in straight sets

jamatthews
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:26 AM
I had a hunch in LA about Dementieva, and I have a hunch here about Ana as well.

Buitenzorg
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:28 AM
Finally :bounce:

star
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:43 AM
Maria in straight sets. Maybe.

Corswandt
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:56 AM
Plus Maria can hit just as big (overall) and can make her move and Ana is in trouble when she has to run. Especially on her backhand side.

Yes, that is Ana's main weakness, but I doubt Maria will have that many opportunities to move Ana around. Because of one thing we can be sure: Ana will just let it rip on anything that isn't a 175+ km/h ace, and Maria isn't fast enough to absorb Ana's first strike.

Judging from what I saw vs Radwanska, Ana now has a much higher first serve % and her second serve seems much improved, so Maria can't afford to give away any service games with needless errors and expect to easily break back - and still I feel she'll get broken more often than she's expecting, given that Ana blasts away her opponent's serves better than just about anybody else (unless of course Ana doesn't get the hang of returning Maria's serve).

The outcome ultimately depends on two things:

I) what kind of effort is Maria willing to put into this match - i.e. does she really *want* to win this tournament, or is she already thinking of the YEC? Will she be focused and play like she did on the second set vs Daniilidou, huge serve and all?

II) as I said, I think Ana will attempt to attack just about anything but unreturnable serves (and possibly even those) that Maria sends her way - the issue then will be how many of those shots from Ana will land in, because no way is Maria going to reach them

This will be an extreme match either way. For both players, it will be: "lose control of a rally and all you can do is pray for a UE".

maxomax
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:01 AM
I like both but I think Masha will win!

~lollipop_girl~
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:09 AM
Match up of the year anyone? :p j/k

Its certainly really exciting and I hope it turns out to be the high quality match it deserves to be & should be... I think it comes down to how Ana is gonna handle it but either way I will be happy with the result...
Kinda hoping Ana can pull it off though! ;)

goldenboi356
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:42 AM
i support every and future opponents of sharapova.

xadimexadozenx
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:59 AM
Go Ana =)

morningglory
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:04 AM
i support every and future opponents of sharapova.
If ur gonna rival bis, then you need to do your hating more wittily :)
This is way too blunt... try again

mdsc8
Oct 27th, 2006, 06:09 AM
Ana prove them wrong! Go beat Maria S!

mdsc8
Oct 27th, 2006, 06:10 AM
anyway whats the result of their Head-to-head?

Aaron68
Oct 27th, 2006, 06:26 AM
anyway whats the result of their Head-to-head?

Never played. That's why people are so interested in seeing this. I really wish I could watch it. I'll have to settle for live scoring.

jas_aussie
Oct 27th, 2006, 06:39 AM
ana 7-5 3-6 6-2

Kunal
Oct 27th, 2006, 06:40 AM
id love to see ana win...but masha is in good form so i dont think she will lose

Kunal
Oct 27th, 2006, 06:44 AM
but stranger things have happened so i would not rule out the possibility

AnywhereButHome
Oct 27th, 2006, 06:55 AM
Maria in 2.
Go Maria!

Dasha_
Oct 27th, 2006, 08:00 AM
ANA will win it!!!!!

supergrunt
Oct 27th, 2006, 10:42 AM
Sharapova 6-0,6-1

Its not going to be like Sharapova played THAT well its just going to be that Ana played THAT bad :rolleyes: *sigh*

Ben.
Oct 27th, 2006, 11:24 AM
the match will most likely end up being maria & ana making alot of UE's & hitting some superb winners off the ground & net not 2 mention on serve & not 2 mention that both will make alot of noise ;)

but maria will have the more experience & consistency in her game 2 pull her through.

Si_Hi
Oct 27th, 2006, 11:26 AM
Ana!

deep bass
Oct 27th, 2006, 11:42 AM
Hoping for a good match. I think Masha has the edge.

AaronJoyB
Oct 27th, 2006, 11:42 AM
will EUOSPORT SHOW THE MATCH?

deep bass
Oct 27th, 2006, 11:48 AM
http://www.eurosport.com/tvschedule_clng0.shtml

Lots of tennis here.

mdsc8
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:25 PM
never played?! this is really interesting. i hope they would both make a good fight and not a one sided game.

perseus2006
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:29 PM
This match will start soon.

Any last minute comments, prognostications or advice to the players?

Shoulderpova
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:31 PM
This match will start soon.

Any last minute comments, prognostications or advice to the players?

won't start before Petrova-Stosur match

selyoink
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:16 PM
Maria will win pretty easily I think. Only Vaidisova or Petrova can prevent Maria from winning the title.

msharafan
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:46 PM
the match has started! c'mon masha! :)

Coffee&TV
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:56 PM
Masha in 2.

hollywood7172
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:15 PM
go ana!!!

hollywood7172
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:51 PM
go ana!!

morningglory
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Maria :mad:
WTH's going on in ur head... seriously she just can't serve out sets!

morningglory
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:30 PM
Masha pulls it off :D

madame_maria
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:30 PM
she broke to win. :):) :bounce:

maddogz48
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:37 PM
It was an expected result that Sharapova would win. She is the player currently in the best form at the moment.