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Stamp Paid
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:13 AM
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Maria played the best tactical match she could, but Justine was just too good. If I remember correctly there were some bad calls early in the third set as well, and Maria was never able to recover. This is the match that sapped so much out of Justine before the final against Mauresmo, in which she retired in the second set. They played some beautiful tennis, it makes me miss Maria.

eck
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:16 AM
tbh, as a Justine fan....I didn't like this match :o
Sure the outcome was what I wanted...but there were quite a bit of errors from both :o
Of course, looking past the errors, the winners by both were sublime.

Stamp Paid
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:26 AM
Did they not have spot shot back then? :lol::lol:

Vaidisova Ruled
Feb 5th, 2010, 08:25 AM
I miss that Cocktail Pova. That was good Vodka. Now we only have cheap champagne...

Watch maria smile at 2.53 after that amazing lob

Beat
Feb 5th, 2010, 08:27 AM
i don't remember that match as a particularly good one. those youtube-recaps can be very misleading.

Lefty.
Feb 5th, 2010, 08:45 AM
Really miss the Maria from then. :(

Caralenko
Feb 5th, 2010, 08:50 AM
Justine/Maria was never a good match up :sobbing:

Danii's Law
Feb 5th, 2010, 09:40 AM
Thank god you bought this match up.
I was there and I think to date it is the best hitting I have seen in a match, mens or womens. It was so good I went on ebay and bought it on a burned DVD.
Those were the good old days. I was going for Justine but I had to give Maria props because there were times in that match where she looked unbeatable. And it finished with a backhand winner down the line. Amazing.

VishaalMaria
Feb 5th, 2010, 03:37 PM
OMG! I LOVE that Maria Sharapova.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 5th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Justine/Maria was never a good match up :sobbing:

Have you watched the 2007 season-ending final:confused: It was the best WTA match we have seen in years.

Lucemferre
Feb 5th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Thank god you bought this match up.
I was there and I think to date it is the best hitting I have seen in a match, mens or womens. It was so good I went on ebay and bought it on a burned DVD.
Those were the good old days. I was going for Justine but I had to give Maria props because there were times in that match where she looked unbeatable. And it finished with a backhand winner down the line. Amazing.

:help: You must have not seen any mens match in majors

GracefulVenus
Feb 5th, 2010, 04:28 PM
OMG! I LOVE that Maria Sharapova.

agreed. That footwork for Sharapova was superb.

Dexter
Feb 5th, 2010, 04:42 PM
Definitely not forgotten. Actually I've watched this in December before the season had started.
Very enjoyable match. I love they way Justine closed it out on a BH DTL winner. :yeah:

Uranium
Feb 5th, 2010, 05:35 PM
I miss Rebound Ace:(

Olórin
Feb 5th, 2010, 05:43 PM
Not really a true classic, but god please bring that Maria back.

V's a star
Feb 5th, 2010, 05:45 PM
i loved this match still do. i watched it again before the AO

The Witch-king
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Ah the dark ages of tennis

Shinjiro
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:35 PM
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Maria played the best tactical match she could, but Justine was just too good. If I remember correctly there were some bad calls early in the third set as well, and Maria was never able to recover. This is the match that sapped so much out of Justine before the final against Mauresmo, in which she retired in the second set. They played some beautiful tennis, it makes me miss Maria.


Yes, it was a very enjoyable match.

Craig.
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:41 PM
2 calls badly screwed Maria in that final set.

One on a GP to hold and another on a BP to take the lead. Had there been Hawkeye, she would've been up 5-2 in that final set.

And yes, I agree, please GOD bring that Maria back! :sobbing:

Vaidisova Ruled
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:51 PM
2 calls badly screwed Maria in that final set.

One on a GP to hold and another on a BP to take the lead. Had there been Hawkeye, she would've been up 5-2in that final set.

Don't say this :sobbing:

Adal
Feb 5th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Ao 08 >>>

Stamp Paid
Feb 5th, 2010, 10:01 PM
Ao 08 >>>Thats a classic that will never be forgotten :drool:

HRHoliviasmith
Feb 5th, 2010, 10:22 PM
I miss that Cocktail Pova. That was good Vodka. Now we only have cheap champagne...

Watch maria smile at 2.53 after that amazing lob

:lol: clever...

Nicolás89
Feb 5th, 2010, 10:28 PM
Hardly.

Slampova
Feb 6th, 2010, 12:37 AM
Maria could have won that match. It was before hawkeye was introduced and the replays show that Maria would have won the critical points/games had hawkeye existed :sobbing:

Caralenko
Feb 6th, 2010, 12:38 AM
I miss Rebound Ace:(

Me too :sobbing:

Have you watched the 2007 season-ending final:confused: It was the best WTA match we have seen in years.

Yes, but as a Justine fan it was never an easy match up for the heart to take :lol:

Dunlop1
Feb 6th, 2010, 12:42 AM
I liked the tennis in this match. There were a lot of long drawn out rallies with every part of the court used. Justine really exposed Maria's lack of a net/transition game when she is forced to the net, as opposed to her coming in off a strong deep shot.

I enjoyed the match and watch it several times.
She played a very clay court style match, with a lot of spins and constructing the points with creativity.

Now that she has come back with the intent on being super aggressive I am disheartened that I will not get to see that style of game that really suits her so well get played anymore.

serenafann
Feb 6th, 2010, 01:56 AM
Wow,not bad,will This Maria come back?

Thkmra
Feb 6th, 2010, 04:36 AM
Justine/Maria was never a good match up :sobbing:

Yes it is!:rolleyes: the WTA championship in '07 was amazing!!!

Mistress of Evil
Feb 6th, 2010, 07:38 AM
Me too :sobbing:



Yes, but as a Justine fan it was never an easy match up for the heart to take :lol:

If so I hope that your heart holds up this year when they meet again on court:)

Cakeisgood
Feb 6th, 2010, 09:21 AM
I miss Semipova :(