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Michael Pemulis
Feb 28th, 2007, 01:05 PM
The big question going forward IW remains Mariaís hamstring. Pova didnít get back in practice until Friday 16thFebruary. So Iíve been wondering whether she is in shape to successfully defend the title or she will struggle in Cali. I think whenever Maria decides to play a tournament after an injury, her shape recovery is almost perfect (nearly 100%).
Any insiders about Mariaís hamstring?

Edward.
Feb 28th, 2007, 01:12 PM
Stop calling her Pova.

Thanks.

Doc
Feb 28th, 2007, 03:12 PM
Hopefully Maria will be recovered by IW. Hope she is match ready!

nelsondan
Feb 28th, 2007, 06:28 PM
I saw pictures taken of her at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

She looked like she was in excellent condition.

Andy.
Feb 28th, 2007, 08:14 PM
I would say that she will be fine for IW. She has been training for almost 2 weeks now, she will be fine and ready to go I believe.

Maria Croft
Feb 28th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Indian Wells doesn't start undtil Friday or Saturday for the top players, so she has another week of rest, I hope and think she will be fine :)

xan
Mar 1st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Indian Wells doesn't start undtil Friday or Saturday for the top players, so she has another week of rest, I hope and think she will be fine :)

Hoping the hamstring is okay, Maria will also need to get back in match-tough form after the enforced layoff. The best of luck Maria!

Shimizu Amon
Mar 1st, 2007, 09:35 PM
She's gonna be Five by Five!

She's our girl. Go Masha! :yeah:

Dan23
Mar 1st, 2007, 10:33 PM
Maria said this in an email from her website :cool:

"My next tournament is Indian Wells which begins next week. I am looking forward to getting back on court and playing a tournament again. Everything is going great with the injury and it is so good to be going back there especially after getting my 1st tournament win last year. "

:woohoo:

Andy.
Mar 1st, 2007, 10:34 PM
Thanks for the update Dan

~lollipop_girl~
Mar 2nd, 2007, 10:00 AM
She's gonna be Five by Five!

She's our girl. Go Masha! :yeah:
Tara: "Five what by five? :unsure:"
Willow: "That's the thing, noone knows! :shrug:"

The best I could remember it :p

And omg I love that u used that phrase :worship:

Maria Croft
Mar 2nd, 2007, 01:29 PM
Maria said this in an email from her website :cool:

"My next tournament is Indian Wells which begins next week. I am looking forward to getting back on court and playing a tournament again. Everything is going great with the injury and it is so good to be going back there especially after getting my 1st tournament win last year. "

:woohoo:

Good to hear :yeah:

xan
Mar 2nd, 2007, 04:05 PM
Maria said this in an email from her website :cool:

"My next tournament is Indian Wells which begins next week. I am looking forward to getting back on court and playing a tournament again. Everything is going great with the injury and it is so good to be going back there especially after getting my 1st tournament win last year. "

:woohoo:

:clap2:

dybbuk
Mar 2nd, 2007, 04:49 PM
the field is pathetically weak. semis at worst for Masha I think. :shrug:

LDF
Mar 2nd, 2007, 04:56 PM
the field is pathetically weak. semis at worst for Masha I think. :shrug:

The majority of players eligible for this tournament entered, so I wouldn't go quite as far as calling it pathetically weak.

However, when it comes to the very top players there are so many missing (I think that's what you're getting at), which is a shame considering the size of this event :(

Anyway, as you say, it's hard to see her losing before the semis.

Good luck Maria! :D

Il Primo!
Mar 2nd, 2007, 06:11 PM
Good news. If she's in a good shape I see no reason why she couldn't win the title. I mean, she's Maria Sharapova ;)

dybbuk
Mar 2nd, 2007, 06:22 PM
The majority of players eligible for this tournament entered, so I wouldn't go quite as far as calling it pathetically weak.

However, when it comes to the very top players there are so many missing (I think that's what you're getting at), which is a shame considering the size of this event :(

Anyway, as you say, it's hard to see her losing before the semis.

Good luck Maria! :D

There are not many players I see troubling her that aren't already seeded for the semis. I could see Jankovic or Vaidisova (Masha-Vaidisova quarter :drool: ) giving her trouble before then if they are not top 4 seeds, that's about it though. Even in the semis it would be Petrova or Dementieva (based on seeding, I do think both might lose before then however) I believe. As long as her hamstring is ok, I think she will be fine here.

schorsch
Mar 2nd, 2007, 07:56 PM
no i dont want nicole to play maria... i have a very bad feeling about this (vaidi = forehand superbe and good serve) .... i dont want my masha to have to play young hungry players hehe.

Sharapower8
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:28 AM
you're wrong !
this could be a match so gorgeous ^^ everybody's dying to see that match

Shimizu Amon
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:29 AM
Good news. If she's in a good shape I see no reason why she couldn't win the title. I mean, she's Maria Sharapova ;)

Exactly if she's in form she must be able to win the tournament without any real problems. But she isn't match tough anymore, that and of course how's the injury? At this point she feels okay (thank God), but what'll happen when she starts competing again.

Anywho if the injury doesn't bother her anymore and she gets into form real quick I so no real problems for her to win the tournament. That would be awesome. I'm hungry for a Masha tournament. At the Aussie she was so close yet so far.

:bounce: GO MASHA!:bounce:

Sharapower8
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:31 AM
hope she'll keep her title