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goldenlox
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:52 PM
Maria leads 5-1 h2h, but this is green clay

daniel122292
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:53 PM
who wins a trip to the Final? Lindsay will want revenge after Maria beat her in Australia

The Daviator
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Maria will win :sad:

Shoulderpova
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Tough call but I'd go with Maria and her metal toughness

Dave.
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Maria will win. She's in better form than Lindsay this year and Lindsay has played 5 straight weeks now (and 4 straight days).

Emina.
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:55 PM
i dont know :) my heart says Masha! :hug:

-NAJ-
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Maria 6-3 6-1

IanRadi
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:55 PM
If Linds isn't very tired, she'll win :D

starin
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:56 PM
for some reason I think Sharapova would have more of an advantage on clay. But I'm not sure Sharapova is hitting very cleanly cuz if she was I can only assume she would've beaten her previous two opponents much more easily.

Sharapova 63 26 64

Poova
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:56 PM
Maria will win again. :)

tennisboi
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:59 PM
I think Lindsay will win if she isn't tired...

faboozadoo15
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Maria will win.

-NAJ-
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:59 PM
If Linds isn't very tired, she'll win :D
excuse
Maria spent more time on court in AI

Mikey B
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:04 PM
maria... lindsay doesnt move as well as AMG or bondarenko so maria will be able to out run her and hit more winners... first serve will be important for maria, but the aces count from the quarters is impressive..

Slutati
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:05 PM
Lindsay in 2:D

Expat
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:05 PM
maria will win easily

Dave.
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:07 PM
excuse
Maria spent more time on court in AI

Yeah, after a 2 week break. Plus, Maria is over 10 years younger than Lindsay.

Lindsayfan32
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:08 PM
The way Maria has struggled against her last two opponents who even on clay she should have beaten easily I think Lindsay has a great chance to get a win. But let's face it they are both clay court hacks so it could be interesting. I think Maria got lucky with her win yesterday. :)

Elske
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:10 PM
Lindsay in two close sets :)

MH0861
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:10 PM
I don't think it's going to be the lopsided beatdown Australia was, but Maria in two close sets or possible 3 I think. But go Mama :hearts:

Dodoboy.
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Maria will put up a fight that is for sure.

mashamaniac
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:22 PM
Hopefully maria is now able to play well on every surface...no matter if it's her most or least favorite!

Thkmra
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Davenport ;) Either way it's going to be a 3 set match, if Davenport
isn't tired. But I think it's ultimately going to come down to
Davenport having the experience, and know-how to, save the serve, extend the rallies as much as possible, knowing Maria, will want to
play the 1, 2 punch type game, and finish the rallies as soon as
possible.

If Davenport can somehow slow play down, hitting 10-15 shot rallies,
I think this will fustrate Maria, especially on this surface, and
she will result to..well basically her usual Ball-bashing. :tape:
And that isn't a winning proposition on clay!

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:53 PM
The things I've heard from Maria today was surprising.

All that stuff about her always staying positive is bogus.

This is a tournament in which Lindsay has looked down and out in her two title conquest and the crowd brought her back from despair.

She has won 14 straight matches at Amelia Island, 18 out of her last 19 matches were wins at this tournament.
She has made it to the finals the last 3 times she's played here.
SHE OWNS THIS TOURNAMENT!!!
Why do think she's here?
She knows she can win.

Kobra
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:57 PM
Davenport ;) Either way it's going to be a 3 set match, if Davenport
isn't tired. But I think it's ultimately going to come down to
Davenport having the experience, and know-how to, save the serve, extend the rallies as much as possible, knowing Maria, will want to
play the 1, 2 punch type game, and finish the rallies as soon as
possible.

If Davenport can somehow slow play down, hitting 10-15 shot rallies,
I think this will fustrate Maria, especially on this surface, and
she will result to..well basically her usual Ball-bashing. :tape:
And that isn't a winning proposition on clay!


Normally you are absolutely right but the tennis year 2008 is a little bit crazy (ok, more on the ATP). So, maybe it is a winning proposition (but I don't think, too!) and who knows how Henin, Jankovic, Ivanovic and Co. will play against all the other players (and underdogs). ;)

Olórin
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:57 PM
Go Lindsay!!!

Crush her! :armed:

Il Primo!
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:58 PM
Maria's got Lindz's number. Anywhere. She'll find a way to win.

The Daviator
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:03 AM
The things I've heard from Maria today was surprising.

All that stuff about her always staying positive is bogus.

This is a tournament in which Lindsay has looked down and out in her two title conquest and the crowd brought her back from despair.

She has won 14 straight matches at Amelia Island, 18 out of her last 19 matches were wins at this tournament.
She has made it to the finals the last 3 times she's played here.
SHE OWNS THIS TOURNAMENT!!!
Why do think she's here?
She knows she can win.

I sure hope Maria won't say 'This is my home now' if she beats Linds :tape:

Anyway, as ever with this pair, you know Maria will win if she wins a game.

zayos_10
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:06 AM
Maria!!

I know her last two matches werent exactly impressive, but Lindsay is not going to get every ball back like AMG or Alona did, so, as long as Maria still has some energy left for tomorrow, I think she can win it in two sets.

alfonsojose
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:15 AM
Wow .. the ultimate cow on ice battle. Lindsay will outmilk the russian :p

champGS1452
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:18 AM
Battle of the clay court titans. :lol: I think this match is gonna be really weird. I'll say Maria will win something like 6-4 7-5.

IanRadi
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:19 AM
excuse
Maria spent more time on court in AI

Linds is 10 years older :o

LindsayRulz
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:23 AM
Linds is 10 years older :o

And she played the last 3 tournaments on the calendar unlike Maria.

AcesHigh
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:36 AM
Maria's got Lindz's number. Anywhere. She'll find a way to win.

Well.. all of Maria's wins have been stretched to 3 sets except her win earlier this year, which was Lindsay's first slam in her return.

I think it's premature to say "Maria's got Lindz's numbers".

CanIGetAWhat
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:49 AM
I hope Lindsay, but Maria will win comfortably. She'll expose Lindsay's poor movement again.

tennisbear7
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:50 AM
Maria is just too tough for Lindsay. But go Lindsay.

beriadan
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:50 AM
Maria.

Il Primo!
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:59 AM
Well.. all of Maria's wins have been stretched to 3 sets except her win earlier this year, which was Lindsay's first slam in her return.

I think it's premature to say "Maria's got Lindz's numbers".

Maria leads the H2H 5-1. You're right, I should wait until 68-1 before even talking about a possibility for Maria to break Lindsay.

Coffee&TV
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:01 AM
Maria in 3

Volcana
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:02 AM
Davenport has won this tournament four times. She knows this surface. Sharapova's a better player, but I'm going with LD.

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:04 AM
Well.. all of Maria's wins have been stretched to 3 sets except her win earlier this year, which was Lindsay's first slam in her return.

I think it's premature to say "Maria's got Lindz's numbers".

I believe Kim Clijsters and Venus supposedly had Lindsay's number too.
She beat both that clay season.

You know why players like Ivanovic and Szavay lose to Lindsay?
They underestimated her game and by the time they find out how much trouble they were in, it was over.

Maria better not underestimate Lindsay on clay.

AcesHigh
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:10 AM
Maria leads the H2H 5-1. You're right, I should wait until 68-1 before even talking about a possibility for Maria to break Lindsay.

Before this year, Federer had a 5-1 lead in H2H over Djokovic.. did he own him? Does Ivanovic own Jankovic? She has a 5-1 lead over her and those wins have been more convincing than Sharapova's.

Henin owns Davenport(7 straight wins and hasn't lost to Lindsay since 2002)

What makes Sharapova's H2H even less of an "ownage" is that Davenport should have won their first match and didn't really give much of an effort in their 2006 RR match at YEC where Davenport had secured a spot and Sharapova had to win to get into the next round. It's not like Sharapova has been dominating Lindsay.

But in the end... the term is totally subjective.

AcesHigh
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:11 AM
I believe Kim Clijsters and Venus supposedly had Lindsay's number too.
She beat both that clay season.

You know why players like Ivanovic and Szavay lose to Lindsay?
They underestimated her game and by the time they find out how much trouble they were in, it was over.

Maria better not underestimate Lindsay on clay.

I agree 100%. But with the way Maria's been playing, I'm sure she's going to put in all the effort she has b/c the level she's been at won't be enough against Lindsay IMO.

Corswandt
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:11 AM
Davenport ;) Either way it's going to be a 3 set match, if Davenport
isn't tired. But I think it's ultimately going to come down to
Davenport having the experience, and know-how to, save the serve, extend the rallies as much as possible, knowing Maria, will want to
play the 1, 2 punch type game, and finish the rallies as soon as
possible.

If Davenport can somehow slow play down, hitting 10-15 shot rallies,
I think this will fustrate Maria, especially on this surface, and
she will result to..well basically her usual Ball-bashing. :tape:
And that isn't a winning proposition on clay!

Do you even watch tennis? You know, that stuff played with racquets?

Anyways, Maria's game plan against Davenport should be the same as at the AO - play a more high % game than the usual while keeping the ball away from her. But it all will come down to how well both will serve I suspect. Maria's serving against Bondarenko was good, but against Davenport she can't hit kickers - Davenport will kill all of them.

Emina.
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:13 AM
Maria never underestimates her opponents ;)

pepaw
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:14 AM
Before this year, Federer had a 5-1 lead in H2H over Djokovic.. did he own him? Does Ivanovic own Jankovic? She has a 5-1 lead over her and those wins have been more convincing than Sharapova's.

Henin owns Davenport(7 straight wins and hasn't lost to Lindsay since 2002)

What makes Sharapova's H2H even less of an "ownage" is that Davenport should have won their first match and didn't really give much of an effort in their 2006 RR match at YEC where Davenport had secured a spot and Sharapova had to win to get into the next round.

But in the end... the term is totally subjective.

Sharapova DOES own Davenport. Your reasons are beyond pathetic.

Davenport "should" have won their first meeting? Well, she didn't!

And the 2005 match wasn't a tank at all, Davenport won the middle set.

You are normally a good poster, I didn't expect such bullshit from you.

Il Primo!
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:21 AM
Before this year, Federer had a 5-1 lead in H2H over Djokovic.. did he own him? Does Ivanovic own Jankovic? She has a 5-1 lead over her and those wins have been more convincing than Sharapova's.

Henin owns Davenport(7 straight wins and hasn't lost to Lindsay since 2002)

What makes Sharapova's H2H even less of an "ownage" is that Davenport should have won their first match and didn't really give much of an effort in their 2006 RR match at YEC where Davenport had secured a spot and Sharapova had to win to get into the next round.

But in the end... the term is totally subjective.

Maria's improving year by year. Davenport, not so much, she peaked ages ago (I think she peaked in 2005). So you can eliminate the Fedkovic comparison, because it's the other way around.

Is there any contestation about Ana's ownage over JJ?:confused: I don't remember any. We know Janko has the game to beat Ivanobic but we expect Ana to put her down, unfortunately:rolleyes:

To be honest, I have a huge respect for Lindsay but in normal conditions, I will never expect her to beat Maria, it's just too late, the bitch is way too strong for her NOW. However, the fact Maria's exhausted should evens the odds, at least a bit ;)


Sharapova DOES own Davenport. Your reasons are beyond pathetic.

Davenport "should" have won their first meeting? Well, she didn't!

And the 2005 match wasn't a tank at all, Davenport won the middle set.

You are normally a good poster, I didn't expect such bullshit from you.

He's always like this when it comes down to Maria anyways.;) She's always got to prove something. The funny fact is that he's quick enough to say the WS have Maria's number (well, at least sort of) whereas the H2Hs are defintely not as one-sided they are between Pova and Lindz.
Whatever.

VeeJJ
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:29 AM
davenport totally!! She has more experience especially here and she is better than Masha on clay by far. So Lindsay will definetly win this one.

anon57
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:48 AM
I think Sharapova will win, AMG and Bondarenko were able to make the matches close because they moved and defended well, Davenport will not be able to do this. If Davenport can get the first strike in and move Sharapova around she may have a shot but it a longshot imo.

ElusiveChanteuse
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:51 AM
Who I want to win=Lindsay!:bounce:
Who I think will REALLY win=Maria!:o

If Maria has the I'm-going-to-think-every-match-I-play-as-a-slam-final,then Lindsay will have a big trouble.I just hope Lindsay will make good use of her experience and home advantage to try and play her best.

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:53 AM
Sharapova's just got way too much game for Daveport. On any surface. She's logged some serious hours on court the past two days though. We'll see how much that affects her.

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:54 AM
Hopefully someone lets Sharapova know that if she makes the final, she's all but secured herself a top 4 seed at RG, if that even matters to her.

austennis
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:54 AM
Go Maria hope u can win this in 3 sets gooodluck

Dave.
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Sharapova does not own Lindsay. Any H2H with a double bagel completely throws that phrase out of the window.

Pasta-Na
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:55 AM
lindsay pls :sad:

Rod the Bama
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Maria in two.

pepaw
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:58 AM
Hopefully someone lets Sharapova know that if she makes the final, she's all but secured herself a top 4 seed at RG, if that even matters to her.

Unfortunately, Maria would be overtaken by Jankovic in Charleston (I'm assuming Maria is going to withdraw). She will have more chances in Berlin and Rome however.

Emina.
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:59 AM
Hopefully someone lets Sharapova know that if she makes the final, she's all but secured herself a top 4 seed at RG, if that even matters to her.

omg right!! fight for this Maria!! :armed:

Vincey!
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:59 AM
I'd say Maria in 3, but I wouldn't be surprised if she'd win in two easy sets ;)

The Daviator
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:00 AM
Sharapova's just got way too much game for Daveport. On any surface. She's logged some serious hours on court the past two days though. We'll see how much that affects her.

Hold on there now :lol: They're essentially the same player, Lansdorp's finest, hence why so many of their matches have been so close, Maria always beating Lindsay has nothing to do with 'game', it's for other reasons.

champGS1452
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:02 AM
After the double bagel, Maria would never underestimate Lindsay again (which I don't think she ever did in the first place). And there is NO reason Maria should be exhausted. She just had two weeks off. She's a professional athlete,she'll be fine.

AcesHigh
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:02 AM
He's always like this when it comes down to Maria anyways.;) She's always got to prove something. The funny fact is that he's quick enough to say the WS have Maria's number (well, at least sort of) whereas the H2Hs are defintely not as one-sided they are between Pova and Lindz.
Whatever.

:rolleyes: Find me a post where I said the WS have Sharapova's number?

My point is Sharapova hasn't dominated Davenport. Like I said.. it's subjective how you use the term, but since almost all their matches go the distance, and the circumstances of their matches.. I think that's enough to hold off on the "ownage" designation.

Sharapova is an awesome player, that's obvious
She's the favorite in this match, I think that's obvious too
However, I think they're close enough in skill level and that the matches have been close enough to say that Davenport doesn't have a chance or that Maria "owns" Lindsay is almost an insult to Davenport's game and performance thus far.

AcesHigh
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:04 AM
Hold on there now :lol: They're essentially the same player, Lansdorp's finest, hence why so many of their matches have been so close, Maria always beating Lindsay has nothing to do with 'game', it's for other reasons.

Agreed, I think some fans persistent dismissal of Lindsay is ridiculous. They're evenly matched on most surfaces.. it's just that Sharapova is a much better fighter and obviously has youth on her side.

champGS1452
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:06 AM
Sharapova's just got way too much game for Daveport. On any surface. She's logged some serious hours on court the past two days though. We'll see how much that affects her.

:rolleyes: Have some respect. Lindsay was playing Maria's game when Maria was still a little girl. And Yuri wanted Maria to have a game like Lindsay,which is why she went to Lansdorp.

milkidy
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:07 AM
I guess that's sharapova in 6-4,6-2

Dave.
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Sharapova's just got way too much game for Daveport. On any surface. She's logged some serious hours on court the past two days though. We'll see how much that affects her.

You aren't seriously comparing their games are you? Lindsay does everything better than Maria apart from movement. Sharapova has the mental edge but tennis-wise Lindsay is in a different class.

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:20 AM
Go Maria!! :hearts: :hearts:

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:31 AM
:rolleyes: Have some respect. Lindsay was playing Maria's game when Maria was still a little girl. And Yuri wanted Maria to have a game like Lindsay,which is why she went to Lansdorp.

And Maria has more of that game and about two more steps into every shot. What's your point?

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:35 AM
This one should be a corker. It could go either way, but i picked Lindsay in 3 sets. :bounce:

tennisbear7
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:37 AM
And Maria has more of that game and about two more steps into every shot. What's your point?

Do people have anything better to do other than bash/defend players? Gosh.

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:39 AM
You aren't seriously comparing their games are you? Lindsay does everything better than Maria apart from movement. Sharapova has the mental edge but tennis-wise Lindsay is in a different class.

:weird: Alright. There's no sense in even trying to talk when you have that sort of an opinion. Have you seen any of the matches between the two of them?

Sharapova has already won as many majors as Davenport, and she's yet to turn 21. I think it's you who needs to have some more respect for someone's game...

doni1212
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:40 AM
Do people have anything better to do other than bash/defend players? Gosh.

Haha, I'm laughing at who you replied to, :lol:

doni1212
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:41 AM
:weird: Alright. There's no sense in even trying to talk when you have that sort of an opinion. Have you seen any of the matches between the two of them?

Sharapova has already won as many majors as Davenport, and she's yet to turn 21. I think it's you who needs to have some more respect for someone's game...

And a shoulder of Capriati and she's yet to turn 21, :tape:
Sorry, Sharapova fans I couldn't resist that one, :lol:

sweetpeas
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:44 AM
Maria...

Dave.
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:56 AM
:weird: Alright. There's no sense in even trying to talk when you have that sort of an opinion. Have you seen any of the matches between the two of them?

Sharapova has already won as many majors as Davenport, and she's yet to turn 21. I think it's you who needs to have some more respect for someone's game...

Achievements are irrelevant. What I'm saying is Sharapova does not have too much game for Lindsay. Lindsay does everything better IMO apart from movement. The matches between them don't show Maria outplaying Lindsay.

and I have alot of respect for Maria's tennis thank you.

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:01 AM
Achievements are irrelevant. What I'm saying is Sharapova does not have too much game for Lindsay. Lindsay does everything better IMO apart from movement. The matches between them don't show Maria outplaying Lindsay.

and I have alot of respect for Maria's tennis thank you.

You didn't see Maria play Lindsay in Australia? How about in Dubai? Sharapova beat her ather comfortably after beating Hingis in the same day.

For the record, I think Sharapova's backhand is a good bit better than Lindsay's. She's also better on the run. She's got better drive volleyes too. And almost every time Maria and Lindsay have played, Maria has outserved her...

So Lindsay has a better forehand?

Dave.
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:12 AM
You didn't see Maria play Lindsay in Australia? How about in Dubai? Sharapova beat her ather comfortably after beating Hingis in the same day.

For the record, I think Sharapova's backhand is a good bit better than Lindsay's. She's also better on the run. She's got better drive volleyes too. And almost every time Maria and Lindsay have played, Maria has outserved her...

So Lindsay has a better forehand?

I disagree with all of that. That is clearly your opinion but I don't think alot of people will agree that Maria has a better backhand or volleys or serve than Lindsay. Maria is a more intense competitor I'll give her that.

The Daviator
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:28 AM
You didn't see Maria play Lindsay in Australia? How about in Dubai? Sharapova beat her ather comfortably after beating Hingis in the same day.

For the record, I think Sharapova's backhand is a good bit better than Lindsay's. She's also better on the run. She's got better drive volleyes too. And almost every time Maria and Lindsay have played, Maria has outserved her...

So Lindsay has a better forehand?

How about Indian Wells?

And Maria beat Lindsay comfortably in Dubai? :lol: Lindsay was up a break in the 3rd set :o

Lindsay's volleys, FH, return AND serve are superior to Maria's, Masha's serve has crumbled on numerous occasions and has been taken to pieces by numerous players, so again, you're wrong.

Incidentally, if you're taking H2H as a barometer for how superior one player is compared to another, I assume you have no problems in me saying Lindsay is way better than Monica? :)

tennisbear7
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:06 AM
How about Indian Wells?

And Maria beat Lindsay comfortably in Dubai? :lol: Lindsay was up a break in the 3rd set :o

Lindsay's volleys, FH, return AND serve are superior to Maria's, Masha's serve has crumbled on numerous occasions and has been taken to pieces by numerous players, so again, you're wrong.

Incidentally, if you're taking H2H as a barometer for how superior one player is compared to another, I assume you have no problems in me saying Lindsay is way better than Monica? :)

:haha: Oh dear.

Cp6uja
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:09 AM
I think Lindsay have much better chances than mostly people seems here. She not deserve malicious comments and suspicious about her years and fatigue about her ability to play in three sets if she needs. For God sake she not lose 3-setters since august of 2006 (more than 15 tournaments in the row) and BTW only good thing from her bad movement is fact that she is never more tired than her opponent... even now in her old days. Green clay is different than red clay - but Maria dont have any experience at this surface. On other hand Lindsay which always sucks at red clay give her best at Amelia (Charleston is also green clay but always with stronger field) and she will for sure give her best tommorow (especialy b/c she know that opponent in final will be some 18yo girl). This is her best chance to reach maybe career last "big title" (tier-II or above)... On other hand Maria also want her first claycourt final and title, but after Henin and Venus withdraw (and Ivanovic and Kuznetsova not play) i think in her head claycourt priority for now is Charleston (if not count RG) and in order of motivation and green clay experience Lindsay have big advantage.

So i say 50/50 for tommorows SF and this is right now only tournament in WTA shedule where Maria is not favorite against Lindsay b/c all other Davenport favorite tournaments is also already favorite tournaments for Sharapova (Amelia Island is only exception).

champion88
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:18 AM
I think Maria will take this in 3, but I really hope Linds can beat her!!!

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:20 AM
I assume you have no problems in me saying Lindsay is way better than Monica? :)

Only people in mental institutions would suggest such a farce! Seles accomplished more before she was, what 18? 19? than Davenport accomplished in a long, long career.

And Sharapova's not far behind.

Lunams
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:21 AM
How about Indian Wells?

And Maria beat Lindsay comfortably in Dubai? :lol: Lindsay was up a break in the 3rd set :o

Lindsay's volleys, FH, return AND serve are superior to Maria's, Masha's serve has crumbled on numerous occasions and has been taken to pieces by numerous players, so again, you're wrong.

Incidentally, if you're taking H2H as a barometer for how superior one player is compared to another, I assume you have no problems in me saying Lindsay is way better than Monica? :)

Showing up the histroy is always :haha:especially when Maria was an underage.

Lindsayfan32
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Lindsay has played in the final the last three times she has played AI and won it twice in 04-05. Maria has never made a final on clay. Enough said.

GrafMariaPetraK
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:32 AM
Maria has probally got huge respect for Lindsay, and she will not underestimate what a serious threat she is.One things for sure Maria's got to return better than she did yesterday.Who's gonna win, want Maria obviously to win but Lindsay could steal this one as she wants Revenge.BUT Maria please beat her:devil:

RJWCapriati
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:34 AM
Lindsay in 2


6-1, 6-4

morningglory
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:39 AM
Of course I had to vote for Maria in 3... It wont be pretty but she'll win if it all comes to just exchanging strokes.

mankind
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:06 AM
I think Davenport psyched herself out of that AO match this year. It was too big a stage against a big-match opponent who was eerily focused. For that reason, I think this match will be closer. Sharapova is on a surface she doesn't really like, she would be physically drained and not half as focused or as determined as that AO match. But she should still win.

tennisbear7
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:06 AM
Of course I had to vote for Maria in 3... It wont be pretty but she'll win if it all comes to just exchanging strokes.

Both your avatar pic and signature are ugly.

Possibly one of the most unflattering pics of Masha.

starin
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:12 AM
How about Indian Wells?

And Maria beat Lindsay comfortably in Dubai? :lol: Lindsay was up a break in the 3rd set :o

Lindsay's volleys, FH, return AND serve are superior to Maria's, Masha's serve has crumbled on numerous occasions and has been taken to pieces by numerous players, so again, you're wrong.

Incidentally, if you're taking H2H as a barometer for how superior one player is compared to another, I assume you have no problems in me saying Lindsay is way better than Monica? :)

I agree. Off the ground Lindsay is better. Her serve used to be better but I don't think it's as good anymore. Anyhoo Maria better while Lindsay moves worse than before. And Maria is much more mentally tough so I think Sharapova for the win.

But still goooo Momenport :hearts:

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:16 AM
gotta vote for my lindsay in 2 :)

InsideOut.
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:25 AM
Lindsay in 3, 6-4 3-6 6-3.

AcesHigh
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:31 AM
Sharapova in 2 :)

darrinbaker00
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:38 AM
For the second time, Lindsay Davenport will make Maria Sharapova eat two bagels. The Easter Bunny told me so. ;)

Stamp Paid
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:55 AM
Maria please. :) Wont be as easy as Australia, methinks.

blackcrave
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:07 AM
i think maria will win

Shimizu Amon
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:54 AM
Maria has the advantage that she beat Lindsay the last time.
So she has that already to take into the match, besides that I'm convinced that Maria is well aware of the possibilities for both players here on the green clay and she also knows that Lindsay won the tournament a couple of times.
But having that said, playing a power player in the semis couldn't have been better for Maria. She has spent a lot of time on court, so she knows how it feels and she will use this as an advantage against Lindsay.
I believe that Maria will win this match and will enter her first time clay court final.

:bounce:GO MASHA!:bounce:

OsloErik
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:58 AM
Head and heart both say Lindsay, but the gut is telling me Maria.

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:03 AM
Both your avatar pic and signature are ugly.

Possibly one of the most unflattering pics of Masha.

:shrug: Was that really necessary. That wasn't even what that poster was talking about :weirdo:

darrinbaker00
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:13 AM
Both your avatar pic and signature are ugly.

Possibly one of the most unflattering pics of Masha.
I really hate to say this (primarily because I really hate Masha), but it's almost impossible for that lanky, pseudo-Russian b**** to take an unflattering photograph when she's not playing.

kadirelf
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:42 AM
Lindsay 7-5 6-4

lindsayno1
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:55 AM
I think Lindsay may have the slight advantage on green clay...!

perseus2006
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:48 AM
About now, the poll is 55 - 45 in favor of Pova. Pova leads the h2h 5-1. It's not a Full Moon today. Therefore, in this match between two of the biggest Big Babes in tennis, we should be entertained, amazed and astonished by the shots - probably not so much by the retrievals.

Tennis90
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:17 AM
I would like Lindsay to win.....but I`m afraid Maria is too strong...

shirley
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:20 AM
maria will win but would love to see Lindsay win.

tennisbear7
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:54 AM
:shrug: Was that really necessary. That wasn't even what that poster was talking about :weirdo:

:spit: But Maria can be really beautiful. I don't want to see pics of her where she looks as if she has a paper saying "BJs for $15" taped onto a silver, short dress.

Viktymise
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Anyone who can take Sharapova out of her comfort zone on clay is a bad match-up for her. Just look at most of the players she's lost to on the surface, Ivanovic, Rezai, Safina, Henin, Schnyder.

Davenport likes playing on green clay. Sharapova doesn't full stop. Unless Lindsay comes out flat as a pankake, she'll win this one.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Probably Lindsay because they're playing on clay :shrug:

bavaria86
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:24 AM
Everyone playing against that bitch has my full support!
So go Lindsay:bounce::bounce:

perseus2006
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:30 AM
Everyone playing against that bitch has my full support!
So go Lindsay:bounce::bounce:

I noticed Pova isn't in the list in your signature. Is that a mistake?

DarkchildSwiss
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:47 AM
another 3 set win for Masha.

TomTennis
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Hopefully Lindsay will win and win another AI trophy, gettin revenge for that AO match earlier this year :)

mankind
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:09 AM
I am certain the 56 people who voted for Davenport for the W would be as shocked as anyone else if she did manage to pull it off.

Matt01
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Probably Lindsay because they're playing on clay :shrug:


Ironic for Lindsay, isn't it? :lol:

I also think that the fact that this is on green clay and at Amelia Island should help Lindsay a lot.

Ballbasher
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:25 PM
I think Lindsay is too experienced on Green Clay :unsure: Go Masha anyways! :bounce:

joćo.
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:39 PM
I voted Maria in 3 but I just hope she's able to win this. :(

swissmr
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Hopefully Maria, but I am worried about this one.

kwilliams
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Sharapova has the drive to beat Davenport any day of the week but on clay her drive probably won't be enough.

cn ireland
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:03 PM
This is a very trick one. Clay is definitely the worst surface for both of these players. Even though Lindsay has won a title here before I think sheer determination will pull Maria through in 3 sets.

Won't be disappointed whoever wins though.

The Dawntreader
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:05 PM
Well seeing how poor Sharapova moved against Bondarenko, Lindsay could definitely expose that aspect even further. If LIndsay serves well, she could take this but it needs to be on because it's the one aspect on clay that either is a big help or a big dissapointment.

Lindsay in 3:)

Topspin2
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Maria in 2

joćo.
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Maria in 0 :-O

Rerun
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:01 PM
I hope Maria will win but it's a tough match because Sharapova isn't playng good