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LH2HBH
Oct 22nd, 2009, 04:54 PM
A few thoughts.

More aggressive.
Fiestier.
Louder.


I always remember her beautiful stokes but I am not seeing those at this tournament. It seems like she is focusing on just really being aggressive. She still have her variety but I really like her new approach.

Any thoughts?

Miss Atomic Bomb
Oct 22nd, 2009, 04:56 PM
I actually don't think its 'revamped'. She is just getting more confident with it (and hence getting out of the slump).

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 22nd, 2009, 04:56 PM
The Maria grunt definitely helped her a lot.

Nikkiri
Oct 22nd, 2009, 05:07 PM
She seems more mature and determined. She's had a bad season the worst of her career and she has been struggling with a knee injury on and off all year but she never stopped trying and working hard to get herself out of the slump. And yes the confidence is helping her a lot too right now.

ZODIAC
Oct 22nd, 2009, 05:22 PM
After Stella TOOK her money away from the underachiever she is slowly waking up...no free money she has to work her bony ass like every Russian without sponsors on tour.

Slutiana
Oct 22nd, 2009, 06:03 PM
I actually don't think its 'revamped'. She is just getting more confident with it (and hence getting out of the slump).

Agree.

ZODIAC
Oct 22nd, 2009, 06:13 PM
Stella MCartney wasted lots of money on this girl,at least she came to her senses and is now betting on a winning horse....no offence Wozniacki

Miss Atomic Bomb
Oct 22nd, 2009, 06:14 PM
Stella MCartney wasted lots of money on this girl,at least she came to her senses and is now betting on a winning horse....on offence Wozniacki

http://www.walkerswest.com/Champs/ThePusher.htm

:bowdown:

toxina90
Oct 22nd, 2009, 06:38 PM
When I first saw her I can't remember grunting like this, I am glad she is doing well here again, but think there is no need for this almost Sharapova-esque style :shrug:

If it's helping her then fair enough.

volta
Oct 22nd, 2009, 06:39 PM
she needs to revamp that new grunt of hers :o i've always liked her and all but this new grunt is making me stay away from her matches :lol:

glad that she is getting some kind of form though

Nikkiri
Oct 22nd, 2009, 06:52 PM
After Stella TOOK her money away from the underachiever she is slowly waking up...no free money she has to work her bony ass like every Russian without sponsors on tour.

Her contract with Stella was up but she is still sponsored by Adidas.

Noctis
Oct 22nd, 2009, 07:48 PM
Maria still hasnt been broken in 2 matches.
I Guess more mental strength.on big points

ZODIAC
Oct 22nd, 2009, 07:52 PM
Maria has no mental strength,at this point everyone is tired and cant wait to go on vacation and she is just capitalizing on a weakened field.

Noctis
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:07 PM
[QUOTE=thriller999;16702632]Maria has no mental strength,at this point everyone is tired and cant wait to go on vacation and she is just capitalizing on a weakened field.[/QUOTEI

She serve more matches out than most people.

Craigy
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:35 PM
She seems more mature and determined.

GURL! :lol:

Maria has no mental strength,at this point everyone is tired and cant wait to go on vacation and she is just capitalizing on a weakened field.

Jeez, what's with all the negativity towards Maria? Mental strength may not have been her best area but to say she has no mental strength and just putting it down to other players apparently being tired etc. is unfair. Maria herself would be tired, no? I wonder how much you've actually followed her this year because you seem to be very sure with your opinions on her.

doujyr
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:39 PM
Was very impressed with her today. Don't think I've ever seen her play so many of the big points so well, and no hint of a drop in level for the whole match.

Randy H
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:41 PM
I don't think it's a revamped game...It's been a while since Kirilenko's played real well, but I remember her winning the tournament in Kolkata in 07 and reaching the 4th round in Melbourne playing in this kind of form. She was being aggressive, attacking, using the full court well. I really thought she was on her way up...Then she lost the match to Hantuchova at the Aussie after being 6-1, 3-1 and just seemed to collapse in that match and haven't really seen her recover that form again since. Perhaps now she is finally getting it back together...When she plays that sort of game, she can pick up good results. When she becomes tentative and doesn't go for the shots, she's a totally different player...

Natash.
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:55 PM
She's just playing the way she was supposed to be playing all this time. Her beautiful strokes are still there but she's confident. Watch her matches in Kolkata 07.

Yorker
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:10 PM
her game when on is a pleasure to watch, i know she folded against my fave dani in the AO but she played well against chak in the round before, really great game.

watchdogfish
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:17 PM
Maria has no mental strength,at this point everyone is tired and cant wait to go on vacation and she is just capitalizing on a weakened field.

You never seem to have anything postive to say about anyone :o


In response to the OP, I think she's always had this type of game, Maria just lacks consistency and confidence sometimes. When she plays aggressively she can get good wins, or at least push the very top players to 3 sets. This week she's playing like she did at the Australian Open in 2008 and Kolkata 2007, just wish she played like this more often!

Julian
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:57 AM
Yay Maria! :)

ZODIAC
Oct 23rd, 2009, 02:06 AM
You never seem to have anything postive to say about anyone :o


In response to the OP, I think she's always had this type of game, Maria just lacks consistency and confidence sometimes. When she plays aggressively she can get good wins, or at least push the very top players to 3 sets. This week she's playing like she did at the Australian Open in 2008 and Kolkata 2007, just wish she played like this more often!there are no positives to speak of where Kirilenko is concerned,even Stella MaCartney dropped her because she was not generating sales for her designs... she bores me to death when she is grinding her teeth and her inconsistent play....check this out next match she will lose mark my words.She is not a champion or great player,she can make a living on tour thats all...or do a pin up calendar or be a trophy wife.She is never visible on tour...why is that because she never reaches the later rounds of events.She was resting on pretty and when Stella yanked that endorsement she has to sweat it out like every Russian on tour,pretty doesnt pay the bills anymore.:tape:

Lunaris
Oct 23rd, 2009, 02:25 AM
She wins two matches and it already means something? Gosh

Привет
Oct 23rd, 2009, 02:50 AM
After Stella TOOK her money away from the underachiever she is slowly waking up...no free money she has to work her bony ass like every Russian without sponsors on tour.

Stella MCartney wasted lots of money on this girl,at least she came to her senses and is now betting on a winning horse....no offence Wozniacki

Maria has no mental strength,at this point everyone is tired and cant wait to go on vacation and she is just capitalizing on a weakened field.

there are no positives to speak of where Kirilenko is concerned,even Stella MaCartney dropped her because she was not generating sales for her designs... she bores me to death when she is grinding her teeth and her inconsistent play....check this out next match she will lose mark my words.She is not a champion or great player,she can make a living on tour thats all...or do a pin up calendar or be a trophy wife.She is never visible on tour...why is that because she never reaches the later rounds of events.She was resting on pretty and when Stella yanked that endorsement she has to sweat it out like every Russian on tour,pretty doesnt pay the bills anymore.:tape:

Oh my gosh. :spit: What's the bet this is the 'thiefer' guy using a different account?

Привет
Oct 23rd, 2009, 05:15 AM
Oh my gosh. :spit: What's the bet this is the 'thiefer' guy using a different account?

I got bad repped for this. :speakles:

It's definitely him!!! :speakles::speakles::speakles:

Nikkiri
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:02 AM
there are no positives to speak of where Kirilenko is concerned,even Stella MaCartney dropped her because she was not generating sales for her designs... she bores me to death when she is grinding her teeth and her inconsistent play....check this out next match she will lose mark my words.She is not a champion or great player,she can make a living on tour thats all...or do a pin up calendar or be a trophy wife.She is never visible on tour...why is that because she never reaches the later rounds of events.She was resting on pretty and when Stella yanked that endorsement she has to sweat it out like every Russian on tour,pretty doesnt pay the bills anymore.:tape:

1. Kirilenko wasn't dropped. Her contract with Stella was up.
2. If she bores you so much, stop trolling in her threads.
3. According to you useless Kirilenko was going to lose to Wozniak. So just do us all a favor and stick to supporting players you like.

saska77
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:04 AM
1. Kirilenko wasn't dropped. Her contract with Stella was up.
2. If she bores you so much, stop trolling in her threads.
3. According to you useless Kirilenko was going to lose to Wozniak. So just do us all a favor and stick to supporting players you like.

well said :worship:

King Aaron
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:15 PM
I know by bumping this thread, thriller999 will come in here with more amazing, insightful posts but I just have to say this, all his/her negative posts about Maria makes me laugh. It's as if Maria turned him/her down for an autograph and now s/he is bitter and trying to bring Maria down. :shrug:

Slutiana
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:17 PM
BTW Maria will be on a new adidas line next year apparently. She was in a photoshoot with DAVID BECKHAM a couple of months ago. :bowdown: Bitch got upgraded. :worship:

Craigy
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:17 PM
You never seem to have anything postive to say about anyone :o

You hit the nail on the head.

GAGAlady
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:19 PM
Im not so sure. First of all shes playing at home, so shes playing better you have tio figure just on that note alone. Secondly, shes beaten, who? Aleks?? Aleks can be hot or cold depending on the day, the opponent, whatever...and who else did she beat?

I dunno...i think this is just due to her being in Moscow and nothing else...ive never really saw much in Kirilenko that drew me too her...so...thats just my opinion

GAGA

youizahoe
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:19 PM
She finally realised that looking pretty doesn't aid her tennis game.

Nikkiri
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:22 PM
Im not so sure. First of all shes playing at home, so shes playing better you have tio figure just on that note alone. Secondly, shes beaten, who? Aleks?? Aleks can be hot or cold depending on the day, the opponent, whatever...and who else did she beat?

I dunno...i think this is just due to her being in Moscow and nothing else...ive never really saw much in Kirilenko that drew me too her...so...thats just my opinion

GAGA

She'd never won a match in Moscow before this year, So I don't know about it being because she's playing at home. She beat Radwanska in the first round.

Craigy
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:25 PM
She finally realised that looking pretty doesn't aid her tennis game.

She never thought that way. Don't even start.

Volcana
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:25 PM
Nobody ever described Dinara Safina's game as 'beautiful'. 'Beautiful', in tennis can be seductive, both the veiwer, and the player. Anybody who watches tennis know that a player's game can look wonderful, but not be effective. (Anna Kournikova, anyone?) Those of you who also play I'm sure all know that your shots can feel beautiful, and still be ineffective.

As a player, thee's nothing more frustrating than, "I'm doing what I want to do, but I'm losing." Maybe, and this is speculative, Kirilenko is finally abandoning tennis that looks good, and feels good, and is embracing tennis that wins. If so, good for her fans, bad for the other players.

youizahoe
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:27 PM
She never thought that way. Don't even start.

I bet she did, and it's not a shame. When you are praised for your beauty, you will get cash that way and neglect your tennis, especially when the results weren't that stellar anyway.

It's quite obvious, she started playing better, the moment she didn't wear Stella anymore.

cellophane
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:28 PM
Will someone ban this troll thriller999? :o

Nikkiri
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:31 PM
I bet she did, and it's not a shame. When you are praised for your beauty, you will get cash that way and neglect your tennis, especially when the results weren't that stellar anyway.

It's quite obvious, she started playing better, the moment she didn't wear Stella anymore.

Don't start this crap she played well last year wearing Stella. Its got nothing to do with it. She works her ass off every day to improve, don't insult her by playing the beauty card.

Craigy
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:32 PM
I bet she did, and it's not a shame. When you are praised for your beauty, you will get cash that way and neglect tennis. It's quite obvious, she started playing better, the moment she didn't wear Stella anymore.

Oh so you mean that's your opinion and there is no actual evidence of Maria ever thinking that way. Maria rarely ever talks about her looks, she's always been focused on tennis. The clothes she wore had no impact on her play. She's an up and down player. It's not like she was playing awful tennis wearing Stella McCartney then all of a sudden the contract ended and she started playing better. Her best results and career high ranking actually came while she was wearing Stella McCartney.

People need to stop thinking that Maria is all of a sudden playing better tennis just because she made the QF of Moscow. She's had much better results before this LOL.

youizahoe
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:35 PM
Don't start this crap she played well last year wearing Stella. Its got nothing to do with it. She works her ass off every day to improve, don't insult her by playing the beauty card.

Don't you get on your horse missy. It's not crap what I'm saying. She played decent, way below under her potential. It may or may not have been caused by the stella or beauty thing, I can't tell, neither can you.

But I do can tell, when you found a way to earn more cash and faster than the other way, you'll take it, it's how everyone works, you don't choose it, but you'll head that way without knowing.

I did never say she didn't work hard and such, I just noticed that she is improving again since she's away with Stella. And I'm not a fan, so my view is more sceptical anyway.

King Aaron
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:40 PM
OH NOES. I knew I shouldn't have bumped this thread. :sobbing:

youizahoe
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:40 PM
Oh so you mean that's your opinion and there is no actual evidence of Maria ever thinking that way. Maria rarely ever talks about her looks, she's always been focused on tennis. The clothes she wore had no impact on her play. She's an up and down player. It's not like she was playing awful tennis wearing Stella McCartney then all of a sudden the contract ended and she started playing better. Her best results and career high ranking actually came while she was wearing Stella McCartney.

People need to stop thinking that Maria is all of a sudden playing better tennis just because she made the QF of Moscow. She's had much better results before this LOL.

How can you tell Maria doesn't talk about her looks? Do you even know her? NO and neither do I.

How can you tell Maria has always been focused? Since it happened with other players, and they lost focus? Can you tell for sure? No and neither can I.

We cannot tell how Maria thinks, because we don't know, but the thing I stated in the previous post, has been proven by 1000's of scientists. The thing I've noticed myself is that she is playing a bit more aggressive and smart now.

Nikkiri
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:48 PM
Don't you get on your horse missy. It's not crap what I'm saying. She played decent, way below under her potential. It may or may not have been caused by the stella or beauty thing, I can't tell, neither can you.

But I do can tell, when you found a way to earn more cash and faster than the other way, you'll take it, it's how everyone works, you don't choose it, but you'll head that way without knowing.

I did never say she didn't work hard and such, I just noticed that she is improving again since she's away with Stella. And I'm not a fan, so my view is more sceptical anyway.

Sorry for getting on my horse :sobbing: just I am a fan of her and I've been a fan of her through it all the ups and the downs and I hate to see people say she cares about her looks more than her tennis or make out she is some shallow bimbo because it's just not the case. So yes sorry touchy subject :p

Craigy
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:51 PM
How can you tell Maria doesn't talk about her looks? Do you even know her? NO and neither do I.

Going by quotations and interviews etc. That's the way people should be looking at this topic instead of just speculating and thinking they know.

How can you tell Maria has always been focused? Since it happened with other players, and they lost focus? Can you tell for sure? No and neither can I.

Again, by reading and listening to what Maria says. Taking her word. Much better than speculatiing once again.

We cannot tell how Maria thinks, because we don't know, but the thing I stated in the previous post, has been proven by 1000's of scientists. The thing I've noticed myself is that she is playing a bit more aggressive and smart now.

Okay, you're entitled to your opinion, but it's just that your putting it across like it's some sort of fact even though you stated yourself that we don't know Maria personally. About playing aggressively, Maria does this. Every now and then she'll have periods where she plays aggressive tennis and others where she plays very passive tennis. It's nothing to do with her Stella contract coming to an end. Sometimes Maria's game comes together, sometimes it doesn't. It's the same with so many other players on tour.

watchdogfish
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:53 PM
No one who's seen Maria at a tournament can say she doesn't care about her tennis, trust me she practises for hours and hours it's unreal :lol:

Also, the Stella range is part of Adidas, and they didn't drop her they just moved her to another division. She has a new range coming out next year.

youizahoe
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:54 PM
Sorry for getting on my horse :sobbing: just I am a fan of her and I've been a fan of her through it all the ups and the downs and I hate to see people say she cares about her looks more than her tennis or make out she is some shallow bimbo because it's just not the case. So yes sorry touchy subject :p

I know you love Maria, and I would never say anything bad about Maria, cause there's nothing bad to say about her. I don't see her as a shallow bimbo, and if others do, well that's their shortcoming, there will always be negative people :)

youizahoe
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:59 PM
Going by quotations and interviews etc. That's the way people should be looking at this topic instead of just speculating and thinking they know.



Again, by reading and listening to what Maria says. Taking her word. Much better than speculatiing once again.



Okay, you're entitled to your opinion, but it's just that your putting it across like it's some sort of fact even though you stated yourself that we don't know Maria personally. About playing aggressively, Maria does this. Every now and then she'll have periods where she plays aggressive tennis and others where she plays very passive tennis. It's nothing to do with her Stella contract coming to an end. Sometimes Maria's game comes together, sometimes it doesn't. It's the same with so many other players on tour.

Well you can judge via interviews either, many players don't even tell what's going on inside them.

Anyway I'm noticing she's slowly going back towards her 2005 form, where she had some great results.

Craigy
Oct 23rd, 2009, 07:15 PM
No one who's seen Maria at a tournament can say she doesn't care about her tennis, trust me she practises for hours and hours it's unreal :lol:

*death* exactly. :lol:

Well you can judge via interviews either, many players don't even tell what's going on inside them.

True, but Maria just doesn't come across as the type of person who would let people talking about her looks get to her head. She's probably too oblivious. :lol:

Anyway I'm noticing she's slowly going back towards her 2005 form, where she had some great results.

I'd prefer her form of 2008, the clay season. She was so confident and playing great tennis.

Slutati
Oct 23rd, 2009, 09:12 PM
She was really good against Aga in US Open. She wasn't hitting any retarded slices, was super agressive and it totally worked. :worship: I haven't seen her play since then, but if she keeps on playing like that she's definitely got a chance to get back to top 20 where she belongs.
The new grunt is pretty cool as well. :lol:

Andy.
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:29 PM
1. Kirilenko wasn't dropped. Her contract with Stella was up.
2. If she bores you so much, stop trolling in her threads.
3. According to you useless Kirilenko was going to lose to Wozniak. So just do us all a favor and stick to supporting players you like.
Come on you cant be that naive, she was dropped because of her long standing poor form and inabilty to win many matches. Adidas clearly (and smartly) dropped Maria as the face of Stella for someone bringing in decent results. Im not saying this in a hatefull way I just think if Maria was in the top twenty who challenged top players and regularly made 4th rounds of slams she would still be strutting around in those baby pink/brown frilly creations.

ZODIAC
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:50 PM
I know by bumping this thread, thriller999 will come in here with more amazing, insightful posts but I just have to say this, all his/her negative posts about Maria makes me laugh. It's as if Maria turned him/her down for an autograph and now s/he is bitter and trying to bring Maria down. :shrug:You know what she did and I was really pissed off,she laughed in my face can you imagine I was standing right in front of her but she chose the fat bald guy that was standing behind me....thats why I am mad folks:tape::fiery:

Nikkiri
Oct 24th, 2009, 07:00 AM
Come on you cant be that naive, she was dropped because of her long standing poor form and inabilty to win many matches. Adidas clearly (and smartly) dropped Maria as the face of Stella for someone bringing in decent results. Im not saying this in a hatefull way I just think if Maria was in the top twenty who challenged top players and regularly made 4th rounds of slams she would still be strutting around in those baby pink/brown frilly creations.

I'm not naive but the fact is she wasn't just dropped. Yes they decided against continuing to work with her because of poor results I didn't say anything about her deserving or not deserving to wear Stella anymore but they didn't just drop her like any business deal she had a contract and it was up. So yes everything you said is correct but she wasn't just dropped out of the blue is my point. Work with a player in the top 10 having an awesome year or continue working with a player struggling having the worst year of her career, obviously its a no brainer.

ZODIAC
Oct 24th, 2009, 08:26 AM
I'm not naive but the fact is she wasn't just dropped. Yes they decided against continuing to work with her because of poor results I didn't say anything about her deserving or not deserving to wear Stella anymore but they didn't just drop her like any business deal she had a contract and it was up. So yes everything you said is correct but she wasn't just dropped out of the blue is my point. Work with a player in the top 10 having an awesome year or continue working with a player struggling having the worst year of her career, obviously its a no brainer.

Kiristea you really are a big fan,thats what loyal fans should be doing ...giving unconditional adulation.I kinda like Maria because she absolutely hate Chakky and is not afraid to show it on court...so right there I will endorse her anytime she wins over chakky:tape::lol::bounce:

Noctis
Oct 24th, 2009, 08:38 AM
Kiristea you really are a big fan,thats what loyal fans should be doing ...giving unconditional adulation.I kinda like Maria because she absolutely hate Chakky and is not afraid to show it on court...so right there I will endorse her anytime she wins over chakky:tape::lol::bounce:

I believe you when Zombies attack m house in Halloween

lilimi
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:36 PM
I'm not naive but the fact is she wasn't just dropped. Yes they decided against continuing to work with her because of poor results I didn't say anything about her deserving or not deserving to wear Stella anymore but they didn't just drop her like any business deal she had a contract and it was up. So yes everything you said is correct but she wasn't just dropped out of the blue is my point. Work with a player in the top 10 having an awesome year or continue working with a player struggling having the worst year of her career, obviously its a no brainer.

i think it was time to change player for stella. moreover Maria is not totally over for Adidas as she will be involved in a new campaign/collection with david beckham next year. if anyone has preview of it, post it please, btw ;)

BartoliBabes
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:52 PM
wtf is with the new grunt is what id like to know

Slutiana
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Don't you get on your horse missy. It's not crap what I'm saying. She played decent, way below under her potential. It may or may not have been caused by the stella or beauty thing, I can't tell, neither can you.

But I do can tell, when you found a way to earn more cash and faster than the other way, you'll take it, it's how everyone works, you don't choose it, but you'll head that way without knowing.

I did never say she didn't work hard and such, I just noticed that she is improving again since she's away with Stella. And I'm not a fan, so my view is more sceptical anyway.

:spit: Oh dear.
How can you tell Maria doesn't talk about her looks? Do you even know her? NO and neither do I.

How can you tell Maria has always been focused? Since it happened with other players, and they lost focus? Can you tell for sure? No and neither can I.

We cannot tell how Maria thinks, because we don't know, but the thing I stated in the previous post, has been proven by 1000's of scientists. The thing I've noticed myself is that she is playing a bit more aggressive and smart now.
:spit:
Come on you cant be that naive, she was dropped because of her long standing poor form and inabilty to win many matches. Adidas clearly (and smartly) dropped Maria as the face of Stella for someone bringing in decent results. Im not saying this in a hatefull way I just think if Maria was in the top twenty who challenged top players and regularly made 4th rounds of slams she would still be strutting around in those baby pink/brown frilly creations.
Well thank god she sucked this year becuse she got upgraded to DAVID BECKHAM. :bowdown:

strato
Oct 24th, 2009, 04:31 PM
wtf is with the new grunt is what id like to know

Yeah, I noticed it too... :rolleyes: She imitates Maria and Victoria very well... :tape: (that sounds so fake!!)

Stamp Paid
Oct 24th, 2009, 05:32 PM
She wore Stella so much better than Wozniacki.

ZODIAC
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:38 PM
She wore Stella so much better than Wozniacki.
but nobody saw the outfits,she was always beaten 1st round,or 2nd round at big events..its only when she played that mickey mouse korea event that a few people got to see her outfits.:rolleyes:
I agree the Wozniacki dress is bad,the color is not flattering to her and those frills are too bulky,hopefully next season they will give her flattering outfits.:drool:

Golovinjured.
Jan 18th, 2010, 02:26 AM
Her defence has been good today, aswell as her backhand return I think.

Let's see if her signature choke is still in her arsenal though. :rolls:

northern lad
Jan 18th, 2010, 02:30 AM
Let's see if her signature choke is still in her arsenal though. :rolls:

i'd say that's a yes :sobbing:

Hayato
Jan 18th, 2010, 02:31 AM
Nope. I don't notice a difference at all in her game today from the Australian Open last year. Exactly as I remember.

Martian KC
Jan 18th, 2010, 02:33 AM
She can be more aggressive on her forehand. Her returns have been much of an improvement, though.

Stamp Paid
Jan 18th, 2010, 02:35 AM
Dulko and Kirilenko were some of her best friends on tour
but they play Sharapova like they hate her :lol:

Cassius
Jan 18th, 2010, 02:39 AM
Well if she had played like Sharapova's friend today she would've lost, so it's best to play with some temporary hate lol

Bahia
Jan 18th, 2010, 02:41 AM
Dulko and Kirilenko were some of her best friends on tour
but they play Sharapova like they hate her :lol:

Dulko didn't much play with so much contempt in the Wimbledon and plus before that she barely won games.

Kirilenko on the other hand looked outright vicious. It all started in that 2-4 game in the first set.

http://i45.tinypic.com/2cmkmx1.jpg

Volcana
Jan 18th, 2010, 02:45 AM
She's put on some weight, which seems to help her put a little more force in her shots. Maybe she's finally decided that being a good tennis player is more important than being ultra-slim for bikini shoots.

MH0861
Jan 18th, 2010, 02:48 AM
Her serve is 10x better now

Golovinjured.
Jan 18th, 2010, 02:58 AM
The serve, yup. I agree 100% it's a lot stronger and more reliable now.

Slutiana
Jan 18th, 2010, 03:26 AM
She's put on some weight, which seems to help her put a little more force in her shots. Maybe she's finally decided that being a good tennis player is more important than being ultra-slim for bikini shoots.
She's been buff for a long time. :lol: She was injured last year.