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Adal
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:31 PM
Dubai final against Henin Hardenne:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nXKrFArC3_M

YEC 2005 against Nadia Petrova:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ad8g46N_Nzw

2005 Miami R16 against Asagoe

http://youtube.com/watch?v=q0LIQmOyD14

2005 US Open SF against Clijsters

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gcbWV7HIdpA

2005 Berlin QT against Henin Hardenne

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dTWlcfAKGKI

Sugar_Kane
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:35 PM
Those are 4 words I never thought I'd see together "Maria" "Amazing" and "Drop Shot"

pigam
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:35 PM
she can dropshot and lob.
I remember her dropshotting very well in that Clijsters semi final at the usopen 2005.
just hope she doesn't learn how to slice as well :angel: ;)

!<blocparty>!
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Fantastic point, fantastic match. ;)

rrfnpump
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:38 PM
If Maria dropshots, she gets one out of ten in, the rest doesnt even come close to the net :lol: You got one out of the ten here :p

But Maria doesnt really need to dropshot, she blasts anyone off the court anyway

senorgato
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:51 PM
It was a good, strategic shot. But, in technical terms, it was a horrible drop shot. The first bounce was halfway up to the service line. The second bounce landed almost a foot beyond the service line.

ioni
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:58 PM
she can dropshot and lob.
I remember her dropshotting very well in that Clijsters semi final at the usopen 2005.
just hope she doesn't learn how to slice as well :angel: ;)

:worship: :worship:
i know it will be scary once she will learn how to slice :devil: but maybe she will be smart enough NOT to learn ...:)

Kart
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:24 PM
It doesn't look that amazing shot.

At the time when I was watching the match live, I seem to remember thinking that it was though !

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:27 PM
JHH was just surprised that she hit it thats all

Elldee
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:42 PM
As someone said she did an actual AMAZZZZZING dropshot against Clijsters three match points down in the second.

Adal
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:48 PM
I'll try to upload that drop shot in match against Clijsters also.

Dementieva_Dude
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:49 PM
I think it was the right move at that point in the match. Was it an amazing drop shot? no....I've seen her hit better. That being said, when you hit as hard as Maria, you don't really need a great drop shot, you just need one that gets over the net and surprises your opponents:devil:

tennisfan5
Dec 4th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Well, she seemed to apologize for it, so i don't think she meant to hit it :lol:

Mina Vagante
Dec 4th, 2006, 07:19 PM
it don't seem that good to me, ive seen better :o

FLL
Dec 4th, 2006, 07:28 PM
It was just good because Justine didn't expect it because it landed pretty deep for a ''amazing'' drop shot...

RJWCapriati
Dec 4th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Great point and a very surprising drop shot

Adal
Dec 4th, 2006, 07:51 PM
Uploaded another one against Petrova

Stamp Paid
Dec 4th, 2006, 07:59 PM
Why did she apologize when she hit that good one against Henin? LOL

iPatty
Dec 4th, 2006, 08:56 PM
amazing? no. surprising? yes.

of course, i may be biased. my favorite has the best drop shot in the wta. :angel:

Nicolás89
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:16 PM
the dropshot against justine was surprising thats all, between bounces were like 1mt:lol:

amazing? no. surprising? yes.

of course, i may be biased. my favorite has the best drop shot in the wta. :angel:

your favorite is martina hingis?:angel:

iPatty
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:22 PM
your favorite is martina hingis?:angel:

nope, afraid not.

LUXXXAS
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:22 PM
amazing? :tape: :eek: no comments :haha:

Sefo
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:34 PM
Henin got hypnotized by Maria's drop shot, she was about to go to the net and shake hands in surrender. And somehow she woke up in the middle of the way and turned back. (possible her wife yelled at her from the stands)

Dominic
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:37 PM
If Maria dropshots, she gets one out of ten in, the rest doesnt even come close to the net :lol: You got one out of the ten here :p

But Maria doesnt really need to dropshot, she blasts anyone off the court anyway

Seriously, I have no clue where the myth that maria doesnt have a good dropshot comes from. Probably from her stupid haters who try to find anything to diss her. she almost always win the point when using it.

Dan23
Dec 4th, 2006, 10:17 PM
this is not an uncommon occurance :p
she doesnt use it all that often but it usually wins her a point...the USO 05 SF was the best example if someone can find that :cool:

IceHock
Dec 4th, 2006, 10:51 PM
this is not an uncommon occurance :p
she doesnt use it all that often but it usually wins her a point...the USO 05 SF was the best example if someone can find that :cool:

Did you miss all of 2006? Cause at Wimbledon and YEc, everytime she tried to dropshot it went in the bottom of the net.

Dan23
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:03 PM
Did you miss all of 2006? Cause at Wimbledon and YEc, everytime she tried to dropshot it went in the bottom of the net.
No I saw all of 2006 ;) Usually it works

saki
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:08 PM
I was more suprised when I saw her lob Justine at the YEC. It was a really nice lob, technically, too.

Ben.
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:10 PM
The drop shot is not in her forte let alone the lob or the drop volley, but when she hits those shots in precious situations at times she just produces them brilliantly & always seems to surprise her opponents cause they don't expect it from her.

Therefore I wouldn't be surprised if she became an expert on finesse & probably she's on her way to that level of standard now u know. Wouldn't be shocked if she had the slice in her forte.

Maria is just a girl with all the shots it seems in precious situations :worship:

Slampova
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:45 PM
She also hit a great volley against Clijsters this year in the Acura Classic Final ;)

jamatthews
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:55 AM
No I saw all of 2006 ;) Usually it works

In the 2nd half of 2005 her drop shot was near flawless, but this year it has been pretty awful. :tape:

Ben.
Dec 5th, 2006, 03:30 AM
I remember she hit a gorgeous drop volley against Justine in the USO final.

rrfnpump
Dec 5th, 2006, 04:35 AM
Seriously, I have no clue where the myth that maria doesnt have a good dropshot comes from. Probably from her stupid haters who try to find anything to diss her. she almost always win the point when using it.

You can believe me that I can built up my own opinion based on the thousands of matches I have seen from her and seriously, Maria fans, there are two things Maria can just not do : dropshotting and volleying, every unbiased person will tell you so, this has nothing to do with being a hater.

I like Maria by the way ;)

Dominic
Dec 5th, 2006, 05:11 AM
You can believe me that I can built up my own opinion based on the thousands of matches I have seen from her and seriously, Maria fans, there are two things Maria can just not do : dropshotting and volleying, every unbiased person will tell you so, this has nothing to do with being a hater.

I like Maria by the way ;)

Well my opinion is not biased either. Its just that ive seen her hit maybe 12-15 dropshots and she won the point about 85% of the time.

up!
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:25 AM
Martina does the best dropshot anyway.

~lollipop_girl~
Dec 5th, 2006, 09:16 AM
lol, ok so she hit a couple of good drop shots this year :p Does she deserve a medal or something?
You already know the answer to that Craig... :p
Yes, yes she does ;)

Adal
Dec 5th, 2006, 11:23 AM
Going to upload drop shots:
against Asagoe Miami 2005 R16
against Clijsters USO 2005 SF
against Justine Henin Berlin 2005 QT

:inlove:
Dec 5th, 2006, 11:24 AM
Adal, do you have the entire 2nd set of Maria-Kim UO 05? :hearts: :hearts:

Adal
Dec 5th, 2006, 11:29 AM
Adal, do you have the entire 2nd set of Maria-Kim UO 05? :hearts: :hearts:

I've got from 6-5 to the end of the 2nd set.

Verdasco
Dec 5th, 2006, 11:30 AM
This reminds me of Maria vs Justine in Australian Open 2006 Semifinal when Maria tried to hit a dropshot and it landed on the baseline :lol:

Ntour
Dec 5th, 2006, 11:32 AM
in this years AO semi she tried like 5 or 6 dropshots most were on important points (game or break) and not one made it past the net.

frenchie
Dec 5th, 2006, 11:32 AM
LOL!

you had to pick her only 3 drop shot attempts which were successful

jazzfuzion
Dec 5th, 2006, 11:38 AM
Why did she apologize when she hit that good one against Henin? LOL

because it was accidental

Adal
Dec 5th, 2006, 12:04 PM
Updated with 3 new ones

LoveFifteen
Dec 5th, 2006, 12:32 PM
Martina does the best dropshot anyway.

:o

[.Raisin.]
Dec 5th, 2006, 01:43 PM
:help: :tape: Yes, all hail the queen of drop shots. :o

wateva
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:15 PM
is this thread mocking sharapova?
because if she is really good at drop shots, she doesn't need a thread to prove it... :o :rolleyes:

Adal
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:35 PM
is this thread mocking sharapova?
because if she is really good at drop shots, she doesn't need a thread to prove it... :o :rolleyes:

She isn't good at drop shots and that's why I started this thread, just for people to see some rare moments ;)

No Name Face
Dec 5th, 2006, 03:57 PM
i do a better drop shot than she does. i also volley better. what gives, she's a pro.

wateva
Dec 5th, 2006, 04:17 PM
She isn't good at drop shots and that's why I started this thread, just for people to see some rare moments ;)
now u just need to post those horrible drop shot attempts to really show us how rare these moments are. :lol: :o

Shimizu Amon
Dec 5th, 2006, 04:45 PM
Yep, those are amazing drop shots. It's just too bad that's she doesn't have them that often.

Dan23
Dec 5th, 2006, 10:30 PM
i do a better drop shot than she does. i also volley better. what gives, she's a pro.
:bs: x 436345433

Dan23
Dec 5th, 2006, 10:31 PM
She isn't good at drop shots and that's why I started this thread, just for people to see some rare moments ;)
Infact she is good at drop shots and lobs...even left hand lobs :p


She isn't good at drop shots and that's why I started this thread, just for people to see some rare moments ;)
Rare moments...yet you were able to easily find 5 videos to post?

LH2HBH
Dec 5th, 2006, 10:55 PM
ANYWAYS - thanks to thread starter! Whether she is good or not - she is INCONSISTENT. Sometimes terrible, sometimes great - just like her volleys.

Either way all of those videos are entertaining - THANK YOU!

Sugar_Kane
Dec 6th, 2006, 12:27 AM
i do a better drop shot than she does. i also volley better. what gives, she's a pro.

:bs: when you've volleyed and sliced you way to win against her I'd believe you

spencercarlos
Dec 6th, 2006, 12:48 AM
I think it was the right move at that point in the match. Was it an amazing drop shot? no....I've seen her hit better. That being said, when you hit as hard as Maria, you don't really need a great drop shot, you just need one that gets over the net and surprises your opponents:devil:
Seles for her part had an amazing drop shot herself, but not Maria, once she is up the she looks unconfortable and i have seen her miss many times by a LOT.

spencercarlos
Dec 6th, 2006, 12:52 AM
because it was accidental
She was practising her hand job that she would use against Peer for Zurich :devil:

Verdasco
Dec 6th, 2006, 08:09 AM
Sharapova put her hand up because Henin-Hardenne slipped when Maria hit the dropshot ...

Adal
Dec 6th, 2006, 11:22 AM
Infact she is good at drop shots and lobs...even left hand lobs :p



Rare moments...yet you were able to easily find 5 videos to post?

Actually, most of the videos are from one site. And i've seen almost her every match since Australia 2005, and besides this 5 only remember one in her match against Pierce in Rome (not counting drop volleys). You think 6 times isn't rare?

Dominic
Dec 6th, 2006, 10:58 PM
same here. :help:

her drop shots are atrocious. to GoDokic, has it occured to you that the only people saying she has a good drop shot are her fans? :)

I dont care Im just saying that personally, Ive seen her play plenty of times and Ive barely ever seen her lose a point using a dropshot. And Ive seen her hit clean winners with it against clijsters and henin (two of the quickest players). Maybe Ive been lucky to only the matches in which succesful at it but still it cannot be as bad as some ppl say here.

MatchpointPRT
Dec 8th, 2006, 06:45 PM
I wouldn´t call that "amazing drop shots" but "opportune drop shots"...

johnoo
Dec 8th, 2006, 06:54 PM
i do a better drop shot than she does. i also volley better. what gives, she's a pro.

yeah and I drive my car faster than Michael Schumacher,well I do when I'm bullshitting on a internet forum.

jazar
Dec 8th, 2006, 06:57 PM
wow, how underrated is her touch? its almost federer-like

esquímaux
Dec 9th, 2006, 03:19 PM
The dropper was great!!! :D:D:D I like it :D

AlonsoFx
Dec 12th, 2006, 12:40 AM
Hmm, Although it worked, It did not seem to be one of the best in terms of quality
I think they were kind of ugly

Ciarán
Feb 2nd, 2009, 04:29 PM
:bowdown:

Adal
Feb 2nd, 2009, 04:31 PM
Oh Gosh :crying2:

Mikey.
Feb 2nd, 2009, 04:31 PM
Wow! http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/2473/peq3pf9.gif

Dave.
Feb 2nd, 2009, 04:38 PM
The videos have been removed by the user. I wanted to see Sharapova's amazing drop shot!!! :(

Adal
Feb 2nd, 2009, 04:39 PM
The videos have been removed by the user. I wanted to see Sharapova's amazing drop shot!!! :(
Should have been here on Dec 4th 2006 :sad:

Dave.
Feb 2nd, 2009, 04:44 PM
Should have been here on Dec 4th 2006 :sad:

I was but I avoided GM back then :sad: Could you upload again? :(

Adal
Feb 2nd, 2009, 04:47 PM
I was but I avoided GM back then :sad: Could you upload again? :(
I'm afraid I don't have it anymore :sad: 2 years is a long time, you know.

Ciarán
Feb 2nd, 2009, 04:47 PM
Should have been here on Dec 4th 2006 :sad:

:crying2:

Dodoboy.
Feb 2nd, 2009, 05:22 PM
Maria was being really persistent with her drops last year! I really miss that!