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jrollaneres25
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:44 PM
I remember way back when, when are mouths would water when these two met in any draw. What happened to the Rivalry??

toby345
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:50 PM
Masha unfortunately not went far enough into the draws.. :crying2:

Dunlop1
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:58 PM
I think it's safe to say Pova has scored her last win over Serena.

Gdsimmons
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:00 PM
I think it's safe to say Pova has scored her last win over Serena.

Agreed. Her shoulder has messed her up big time!!!
When something is off with Maria all things just fall apart
When something is off with Rena, she still finds a way to pull out a win

V's a star
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:01 PM
omg if they played these days pova wud be killed love and love lol

TennisGuy21
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:01 PM
it wasnt too much of a rivalry anymore, Maria has not beat Serena since 2004. =/ The only year she ever took a win off Serena. Their H2H is 5/2 in Serena's favor.

Maria's last win was 6/4 in the 3rd of the SEC that year. Not much of a rivalry when Serena has given her a breadstick the each time they've played sense 05. =/

I LOVE Maria though, lol this just wasnt much of a "rivalry" as it had turned into one owning the other.

toby345
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:02 PM
Agreed. Her shoulder has messed her up big time!!!
When something is off with Maria all things just fall apart
When something is off with Rena, she still finds a way to pull out a win

I think it's safe to say Pova has scored her last win over Serena.

She is 22 ..

AcesHigh
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:04 PM
Mouths would water? How many classic matches have they played against each other?

Julian.
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:10 PM
it wasnt too much of a rivalry anymore, Maria has not beat Serena since 2004. =/ The only year she ever took a win off Serena. Their H2H is 5/2 in Serena's favor.

Maria's last win was 6/4 in the 3rd of the SEC that year. Not much of a rivalry when Serena has given her a breadstick the each time they've played sense 05. =/

I LOVE Maria though, lol this just wasnt much of a "rivalry" as it had turned into one owning the other.

The bolded part isn't true. Charleston 2008. Maria took a set of Serena and it was a very close match.

Gdsimmons
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:11 PM
The bolded part isn't true. Charleston 2008. Maria took a set of Serena and it was a very close match.

The bold part is true. Serena beat her 7-5 4-6 6-1.

Julian.
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:15 PM
The bold part is true. Serena beat her 7-5 4-6 6-1.

oh lol ok then. I forgot the score :sobbing:

changel
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:24 PM
it wasnt too much of a rivalry anymore, Maria has not beat Serena since 2004. =/ The only year she ever took a win off Serena. Their H2H is 5/2 in Serena's favor.

Maria's last win was 6/4 in the 3rd of the SEC that year. Not much of a rivalry when Serena has given her a breadstick the each time they've played sense 05. =/

I LOVE Maria though, lol this just wasnt much of a "rivalry" as it had turned into one owning the other.

You don't love her.
And yeah, it could be the greatest rivalry ever, so please the real Pova come back.

Vincey!
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:25 PM
Well both need to be healthy to play eachother :shrug:....Maria is still really young so I think she'll get back to her old self...but Serena being 29?? Being injured regularly I don't think we'll see much matches facing Sharapova and Serena...UNless Serens does play till 2012 like she said she would do.

tennisfanxx
Apr 1st, 2010, 05:26 PM
Well maybe if Sharapova could advance far enough in the slams...

tennnisfannn
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:19 PM
at this rte they will meet in rd 1 of FO

toby345
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:24 PM
at this rte they will meet in rd 1 of FO

Unfortunately Maria has nothing to defend but Warsaw QF. So highly impossible :wavey:

Marilyn Monheaux
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:30 PM
at this rte they will meet in rd 1 of FO

Lol. No.:wavey:

It's not like it's been that much of an intense rivalry. Pretty one-sided after 2004!:tape:

Masha beat her twice in 2004. The first win was a brilliant and dominant performance by Masha in which she absolutely shocked Serena. The second win was closer and probably due to Serena's injury.

Then, Masha had match point in the AO SF 2005, but Serena out-toughed her and won a very dramatic 3-setter.

2007 was a year to forget. Serena completely destroyed Maria the two times they met and I believe that really caused some damage in Maria's head!

The match in 2008 was tight, but the 3rd set of the match was a prime example of what happens to Maria when she's just a little bit off: Serena is all over her first and second serve, out-hits, out-runs and simply out-plays her.:help:

If they had met at the Australian Open this year or any tournament last year, Serena would have crushed her again!:tape:

Masha needs to get healthy and more confident if she wants to beat Serena again. Right now, she doesn't have the weapons or the consistency to trouble her, unfortunately.:sad:

Maria definitely has it in her and all the nay-saysers who predict her early retirement should STFU!:rolleyes:

RenaSlam.
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:38 PM
Serena has owned her since 2004 anyway. Not much of a showdown if you ask me.

changel
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:45 PM
Serena has owned her since 2004 anyway. Not much of a showdown if you ask me.

says the Serena fan.

joão.
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:53 PM
:hysteric:

Hashim.
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:54 PM
Mouths would water..seriously??:lol:

Slutiana
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:56 PM
I think it's safe to say Pova has scored her last win over Serena.
:speakles: Is that you?

brickhousesupporter
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:58 PM
If Sharapova ever wants to gain confidence in her serve then I suggest that she does not play Serena anytime soon. You know that Serena will crush returns and that will cause Sharapova to start doube faulting again.

Midnight_Robber
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:49 PM
Maria had more of a rivalry with Venus than she did with Serena. She had early success against Serena, before Serena decided to beat her like a pinata. Since then, it hasn't looked like much of a 'rivalry' to me. That said, I hope she works her way back to being an elite player.

Serena has more of a 'rivalry' with Henin or Dementieva I feel.

Marilyn Monheaux
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:50 PM
says the Serena fan.

It's true.:shrug: 0-4 since 2004, won only 2 sets, was handed 4 breadsticks... Apart from AO 05, Serena has owned Maria!:sobbing:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:50 PM
She won't win unless she plays casketRena

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:55 PM
says the Serena fan.

should i say who you are now or should i wait for others to figure it out lol :lol:

Dale4Saul2Red0
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:56 PM
It's not really a rivalry or a showdown if you don't play each other enough times. Sampras and Agassi played each other 34 times. Federer and Nadal have played each other 20 times. Davenport and Hingis, Graf and Seles... those were showdown/rivalry matches. What have Serena and Sharapova played 5-6 times? Hell Serena and Venus, that's a showdown match in the women's game today, which says a lot for the lack of rivalries that the women's tour has been able to create in recent years. I think that is something the tour needs for it to be successful. They don't have to hate each other, but of course their fans will hate each other WTA catty style.

acetoace
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:57 PM
Maria has never been a rival to Serena period! Not at anytime!! Ok, she won 2 matches aginst Serena in 2004. We all know what Serena's form was in 2004. No matter how folks slice it, fact remains Pova was lucky to meet a less than "in form" Serena in that 2004 Wimby final. I say alignment of stars in Pova's favor no doubt.

Even though Pova won that match, yet, huge credit to Serena for even making it to that final at that point in her return. Outstanding feat by any standard! Still, in less than a year after her return, Serena won 2005 AO. Same accomplishment can't be said of Pova who has been back over one year and counting and has yet to reached the final of any significant tournament except that BS tourney in Tokyo and against a VERY weak field .

How about the 2004 YEC? Well, we all know what happened there and why Pova won. Perharps, the pertinent question one should ask is..... 'Since Serena regained her form, what has Pova done to her exactly'?

So, to tag Pova a "rival" to Serena at anytime is total BS!! If anything, next to Venus, Justin is the only player I'll regard as a "rival" so to speak.

Dale4Saul2Red0
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:01 PM
Maria has never been a rival to Serena period! Not at anytime!! Ok, she won 2 matches aginst Serena in 2004. We all know what Serena's form was in 2004. No matter how folks slice it, fact remains Pova was lucky to meet a less than "in form" Serena in that 2004 Wimby final. I say alignment of stars in Pova's favor no doubt.

Even though Pova won that match, yet, huge credit to Serena for even making it to that final at that point in her return. Outstanding feat by any standard! Still, in less than a year after her return, Serena won 2005 AO. Same accomplishment can't be said of Pova who has been back over one year and counting and has yet to reached the final of any significant tournament except that BS tourney in Tokyo and against a VERY weak field .

How about the 2004 YEC? Well, we all know what happened there and why Pova won. Perharps, the pertinent question one should ask is..... 'Since Serena regained her form, what has Pova done to her exactly'?

So, to tag Pova a "rival" to Serena at anytime is total BS!! If anything, next to Venus, Justin is the only player I'll regard as a "rival" so to speak.

See this is lame, but I'll bite. Once Serena regained form (which you are using as an excuse) when exactly has Maria been in top form? Easy to take the other side isn't it? Serena was the overwhelming favorite in that Wimbledon final, and she lost let it go. Get tired of people using the "in form" excuse all of the damn time. If you are out there playing you are expected to perform. The "form" talk is such a cop out. It's stale.

TennisGuy21
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:01 PM
You don't love her.
And yeah, it could be the greatest rivalry ever, so please the real Pova come back.

haha clearly you dont know me, and I dont know you. Maria is always my pick when a Williams sister isnt playing. Who else am I going to chear for, Justine "The hand" Henin, or Kim " I can only win 2 GS's to Maria's 3" Clijsters?

I get it, shes probably your favorite, so you dont want to hear news as bad as Maria's record against Serena, but the facts are very clear.

Bottom line is though, that I play more like Maria then I do like Serena, and even I know I'd trade my game style for Serena's.. facts are facts, haters are haters.. it is what it is. I love Maria. =P

Vaidisova Ruled
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:08 PM
Aww, this is turning into a Maria fans vs Serena fans. I miss those times.:bounce:

Now, almost everyone hate Caroline, and we don't have these discussions anymore :rolleyes:

Joe.
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:08 PM
Agreed. Her shoulder has messed her up big time!!!
When something is off with Maria all things just fall apart
When something is off with Rena, she still finds a way to pull out a win

oh please. maria has managed to win multiple tournaments whilst playing shit.

changel
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:09 PM
haha clearly you dont know me, and I dont know you. Maria is always my pick when a Williams sister isnt playing. Who else am I going to chear for, Justine "The hand" Henin, or Kim " I can only win 2 GS's to Maria's 3" Clijsters?

I get it, shes probably your favorite, so you dont want to hear news as bad as Maria's record against Serena, but the facts are very clear.

Bottom line is though, that I play more like Maria then I do like Serena, and even I know I'd trade my game style for Serena's.. facts are facts, haters are haters.. it is what it is. I love Maria. =P

First, put her in your sig, and then maybe, maybe I will believe you.:lol:

Russianboy
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:09 PM
It's true.:shrug: 0-4 since 2004, won only 2 sets, was handed 4 breadsticks... Apart from AO 05, Serena has owned Maria!:sobbing:

owned? 2 of those losses were freakin tight. maria had a matchpoint in one of those matches and in the other one she had a setpoint to win the first set (she has won the second btw).
maria was just awful in these other two matches. happens, right? she's played more than what? 400 matches? so who cares about two bad matches?

kim, lost 16 06 to nadia and? does that mean that she doesnt have any chances to beat petrova? lmao.

madmax
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:14 PM
Maria has never been a rival to Serena period! Not at anytime!! Ok, she won 2 matches aginst Serena in 2004. We all know what Serena's form was in 2004. No matter how folks slice it, fact remains Pova was lucky to meet a less than "in form" Serena in that 2004 Wimby final. I say alignment of stars in Pova's favor no doubt.

Even though Pova won that match, yet, huge credit to Serena for even making it to that final at that point in her return. Outstanding feat by any standard! Still, in less than a year after her return, Serena won 2005 AO. Same accomplishment can't be said of Pova who has been back over one year and counting and has yet to reached the final of any significant tournament except that BS tourney in Tokyo and against a VERY weak field .

How about the 2004 YEC? Well, we all know what happened there and why Pova won. Perharps, the pertinent question one should ask is..... 'Since Serena regained her form, what has Pova done to her exactly'?

So, to tag Pova a "rival" to Serena at anytime is total BS!! If anything, next to Venus, Justin is the only player I'll regard as a "rival" so to speak.

hypocrisy at it's best...the same way one speaks about Serena being "not herself" in 2004, can be said about Pova and her less than stellar matches against Serena later on. The fact of the matter is that Serena is not a good match-up for Maria, and yet she still was able to take two important wins off her while being just a teenage girl. Maria hate on these boards is really astonishing - a girl is one of the finest shotmakers in a modern game and still can't catch a break from some of the deluded trolls...get a clue and appreciate multiple slam winner the way she deserves to be appreciated - like a GREAT player

Olórin
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:15 PM
First, put her in your sig, and then maybe, maybe I will believe you.:lol:

Put her in your sig, otherwise I won't believe you are a true fan either ;)
Or is she not in there because it's so bloody obvious you're Mashafaaaaaan :lol:

owned? 2 of those losses were freakin tight. maria had a matchpoint in one of those matches and in the other one she had a setpoint to win the first set (she has won the second btw).
maria was just awful in these other two matches. happens, right? she's played more than what? 400 matches? so who cares about two bad matches?

kim, lost 16 06 to nadia and? does that mean that she doesnt have any chances to beat petrova? lmao.

You really need to get with the programme, K?

Gdsimmons
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:22 PM
How did I know this would happen??
Bottom line: I think Serena will always have SOMETHING over Maria. Whether it be mental edge or that serve. She will always be a step above Maria.
At Wimbledon, Maria came out guns blazing. And she beat her. At the YEC Serena was clearly injured.
Ever since then whether it be AO 05 or the beatdown @ AO 07 and 07 Miami, Sharapova has continually come up short.
However I would like to see some more matches between these two

changel
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:26 PM
Serena has more of a 'rivalry' with Henin or Dementieva I feel.

Dementieva isn't Serena's rival, actually I really think Sharapova is Serena's rival because of the way she forced Serena to play her best, or near her to beat her. I've never seen Serena so focused against any other player, thats' just amazing, she is just becoming GOATrena when Sharapova is on the other side of the net, but I can't really blame Maria because Serena is playing really well to beat her, congrats to her, I feel very bad when Safina beat Maria for example cause Iknow it's Maria who blew everything up:rolleyes: Moscou2005; FO2006, FO2008:help:

Marilyn Monheaux
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:35 PM
Aww, this is turning into a Maria fans vs Serena fans. I miss those times.:bounce:

Now, almost everyone hate Caroline, and we don't have these discussions anymore :rolleyes:

Oh yeah!:rocker2: I'm right here to join the fun!:woohoo:

oh please. maria has managed to win multiple tournaments whilst playing shit.

I give her Tokyo. Great performance.:yeah:
Memphis = MM. Doesn't count as a proof for nothing.:shrug:

owned? 2 of those losses were freakin tight. maria had a matchpoint in one of those matches and in the other one she had a setpoint to win the first set (she has won the second btw).
maria was just awful in these other two matches. happens, right? she's played more than what? 400 matches? so who cares about two bad matches?

kim, lost 16 06 to nadia and? does that mean that she doesnt have any chances to beat petrova? lmao.

1. I have both matches on DVD and already gave a little review on the previous page.:)
2. Serena' ownage began with the AO 05 match. Mental ownage that is. Maria had to admit that there is someone who doesn't just match her in will- and fire-power, but actually one-ups her. She was red hot coming into this match, had match points and still lost. Not a bad loss, but one that upset her. (btw, Serena played sh!t for 1 1/2 sets. ;))
3. Then two years later: Maria Sharapova, defending US Open Champion, soon to be No.1 player and by many tipped as the clear favorite gets her chance for revenge against a Serena who was ranked in the low 80s, had to fight through all her matches and who many people callaed "unfit".:rolleyes: And yet she fails... BADLY! Complete ownage in all departments!
4. Two months later: World No.1 Maria Sharapova loses even more comprehensively against Serena. Ouch.
5. Another year later: Maria has the chance to win the set and the match, BUT: Serena is in her head, her serve lets her down. She manages to win the 2nd set (even though she gave away a much bigger lead), but then she almost gets bagelled by Serena.

I'm not talking about ownage in "score" but in "mind". Serena's been messing with Maria's mind, whereas Maria just can't trouble Serena mentally.

It sucks to admit this, but it's not just Maria's game/health that needs to be improved if she wants to beat Serena...:sad:

Vaidisova Ruled
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:38 PM
Oh yeah!:rocker2: I'm right here to join the fun!:woohoo:


But Denise and mashafaaan are not here anymore.:sad: It won't be the same without them.:o

aisha
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:48 PM
:rolleyes:
2004: Maria > Serena (And yes, Maria soundly kicked Serena's ass at Wimbledon. Maria won the YEC, there are no asterisks for injuries. )
2005-2008: Serena > Maria (Serena strikes back. She fought off match points in '05 and paid Maria back with some serious interest in '07. Serena bests Maria in a three set meeting. )

2010 - We'll cross that bridge when we get there.
Is that so hard to understand? :tape:

Marilyn Monheaux
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:49 PM
But Denise and mashafaaan are not here anymore.:sad: It won't be the same without them.:o

Banned? SweetCleo-ed?:sad:

acetoace
Apr 1st, 2010, 09:00 PM
See this is lame, but I'll bite. Once Serena regained form (which you are using as an excuse) when exactly has Maria been in top form? Easy to take the other side isn't it? Serena was the overwhelming favorite in that Wimbledon final, and she lost let it go. Get tired of people using the "in form" excuse all of the damn time. If you are out there playing you are expected to perform. The "form" talk is such a cop out. It's stale.

Of course, instead of confronting the facts, you elected selective memory. Wasn't Pova at her best form from 2004 to 2007? Folks like you have suggested she lost AO 07 due to "shoulder Injury" Hmmm.....I wonder what your likes would have said if Pova had won that tourney. I'm guessing it would be something in the line of "she's the best" garbage you ppl spewed in 2004, right?

"If you're out there playing you are expected to perform".....blah. blah blah! Again, going by your statement, how would you rate Pova's performance post injury lay-off? She has been playing, right? Has she met performance expectations? I don't think so! In fact, I would say she's been mediocre to put it bluntly... particularly when compared to Serena's feat within few months of returning in 2004.

Accept the glaring fact; it would only help you to come to terms with reality. Like it or not, Pova has never been a "rival" to Serena. No NOT; as the record stands today at least.

acetoace
Apr 1st, 2010, 09:13 PM
Dementieva isn't Serena's rival, actually I really think Sharapova is Serena's rival because of the way she forced Serena to play her best, or near her to beat her. I've never seen Serena so focused against any other player, thats' just amazing, she is just becoming GOATrena when Sharapova is on the other side of the net, but I can't really blame Maria because Serena is playing really well to beat her, congrats to her, I feel very bad when Safina beat Maria for example cause Iknow it's Maria who blew everything up:rolleyes: Moscou2005; FO2006, FO2008:help:

I beg to disagree with your premise. Serena brings her "game" to Pova not because pova is that good or that she is afraid of pova; but because losing to pova would be hyped by the press to make pova appear like she is the best of the 2 and to perpetuate the "IT" myth. Serena will not let that happen again.

Losing to pova in 2004 made pova what she is today. Momo won Wimby in 2006 but was never hyped like pova as we saw from 2004 - 2007.

changel
Apr 1st, 2010, 09:28 PM
I beg to disagree with your premise. Serena brings her "game" to Pova not because pova is that good or that she is afraid of pova; but because losing to pova would be hyped by the press to make pova appear like she is the best of the 2 and to perpetuate the "IT" myth. Serena will not let that happen again.

Losing to pova in 2004 made pova what she is today. Momo won Wimby in 2006 but was never hyped like pova as we saw from 2004 - 2007.

I didn't say she was afraid, I'm pretty sure Serena is afraid of anyone, she just knows she needs her A game to beat Maria, and about the hype, who really cares if Maria beat Serena in a tier2 or tier1, there was hype around Pova at Wimbledon because it was the most prestigious tournament, and she was only 17, it wasn't just because she beat Serena.

Dale4Saul2Red0
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:05 AM
Of course, instead of confronting the facts, you elected selective memory. Wasn't Pova at her best form from 2004 to 2007? Folks like you have suggested she lost AO 07 due to "shoulder Injury" Hmmm.....I wonder what your likes would have said if Pova had won that tourney. I'm guessing it would be something in the line of "she's the best" garbage you ppl spewed in 2004, right?

"If you're out there playing you are expected to perform".....blah. blah blah! Again, going by your statement, how would you rate Pova's performance post injury lay-off? She has been playing, right? Has she met performance expectations? I don't think so! In fact, I would say she's been mediocre to put it bluntly... particularly when compared to Serena's feat within few months of returning in 2004.

Accept the glaring fact; it would only help you to come to terms with reality. Like it or not, Pova has never been a "rival" to Serena. No NOT; as the record stands today at least.

I already said it wasn't a rivalry and listed about 5 other true rivalries throughout the years of tennis. Could you please stop saying 'you people' like I'm some Sharapova fan? Or is that too hard for you? I was just responding to the drivel you posted that made absolutely no sense and pointing out your bias opinion towards one person. Just like the post above, DRIVEL. I do appreciate you putting words in my mouth though and assuming a bunch of things. As if you already didn't look foolish in your previous posts, all of that non sense just sealed the deal. :lol: It is cute to say the least though. Run along now, it's been real.

Maybe you will come out of your cave in a few more months to bash Maria or praise the Williams sisters. At least that looks like your MO after reviewing your posting history. LAME!

The Dawntreader
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:11 AM
The rivalry dissipated after the '07 mauling.

Serena had several wake-up calls in '04, and being routed by Sharapova at Wimbledon so comprehensively, was one of them. Though Serena would never admit it, the following semi-final in Australia was probably a make/or break moment for Serena in breaking her big-match hoodoo against Sharapova. Looking back, it was significant in Serena reclaiming her confidence, at least against a player to looked close to usurping her.

friendsita
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:57 AM
Lol. No.:wavey:

It's not like it's been that much of an intense rivalry. Pretty one-sided after 2004!:tape:

Masha beat her twice in 2004. The first win was a brilliant and dominant performance by Masha in which she absolutely shocked Serena. The second win was closer and probably due to Serena's injury.

At Wimby Masha played great & Serena stayed in her hotel... still love that match, that day I became a Masha fan ;)

Then, Masha had match point in the AO SF 2005, but Serena out-toughed her and won a very dramatic 3-setter.

That was an amazing match... lots of DRAMA :wavey:

2007 was a year to forget. Serena completely destroyed Maria the two times they met and I believe that really caused some damage in Maria's head!

I love Serena but Masha loosing like that :sad: I hate what those loses caused.

The match in 2008 was tight, but the 3rd set of the match was a prime example of what happens to Maria when she's just a little bit off: Serena is all over her first and second serve, out-hits, out-runs and simply out-plays her.:help:

If they had met at the Australian Open this year or any tournament last year, Serena would have crushed her again!:tape:

Masha needs to get healthy and more confident if she wants to beat Serena again. Right now, she doesn't have the weapons or the consistency to trouble her, unfortunately.:sad:

Maria definitely has it in her and all the nay-saysers who predict her early retirement should STFU!:rolleyes:

ITA

Mightymirza
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:59 AM
Maybe 1st round of wimbledon this year?

friendsita
Apr 2nd, 2010, 01:03 AM
I didn't say she was afraid, I'm pretty sure Serena is afraid of anyone, she just knows she needs her A game to beat Maria, and about the hype, who really cares if Maria beat Serena in a tier2 or tier1, there was hype around Pova at Wimbledon because it was the most prestigious tournament, and she was only 17, it wasn't just because she beat Serena.

ok, but beating Serena in the final was A HUGE BONUS...

acetoace
Apr 2nd, 2010, 02:11 AM
I already said it wasn't a rivalry and listed about 5 other true rivalries throughout the years of tennis. Could you please stop saying 'you people' like I'm some Sharapova fan? Or is that too hard for you? I was just responding to the drivel you posted that made absolutely no sense and pointing out your bias opinion towards one person. Just like the post above, DRIVEL. I do appreciate you putting words in my mouth though and assuming a bunch of things. As if you already didn't look foolish in your previous posts, all of that non sense just sealed the deal. :lol: It is cute to say the least though. Run along now, it's been real.

Maybe you will come out of your cave in a few more months to bash Maria or praise the Williams sisters. At least that looks like your MO after reviewing your posting history. LAME!

Yada, yada, yada...... rant all u like, it still will not change the reality as it stands today. As harsh as it may sound, Pova today is nothing more than a has been; her glory days seems behind her already. A player no more than an after thought in tennis circles if u ask me.

Hmm, did I ruffle ur feathers? Oh welll...I say deal with it and, if u can't, u might as well go find a lemon to suck on. It will calm your bent out of shape mind.

What a freakin' bozzo! Take a look again. Do I sound like a pova apologist to u? I don't think so. Never has been and never will be. How about that?

Dale4Saul2Red0
Apr 2nd, 2010, 02:49 AM
Yada, yada, yada...... rant all u like, it still will not change the reality as it stands today. As harsh as it may sound, Pova today is nothing more than a has been; her glory days seems behind her already. A player no more than an after thought in tennis circles if u ask me.

Hmm, did I ruffle ur feathers? Oh welll...I say deal with it and, if u can't, u might as well go find a lemon to suck on. It will calm your bent out of shape mind.

What a freakin' bozzo! Take a look again. Do I sound like a pova apologist to u? I don't think so. Never has been and never will be. How about that?

Is this guy just one big April Fools joke? :lol::lol::lol:

Volcana
Apr 2nd, 2010, 03:22 AM
You've got two players with injury problems. Unless you literally get 'the luck of the draw', what are the odds of them playing each other?

Venus Williams and Justine Henin are easily the 2nd and 3rd best players since the Seles/Graf era (choose your order). They have played once in over seven YEARS. Injuries, illness, retirement .....

Evert/Navratilova seems all the more impressive.

TennisGuy21
Apr 2nd, 2010, 02:15 PM
First, put her in your sig, and then maybe, maybe I will believe you.:lol:

Lol clearly by my little picture thing from Wimbledon 07, I dont get around to updating that stuff very much.. That was when Coco played Jelena first round at the USO and really played her well, I thought for sure she would do something.. <Sigh> I did have Dokic on there before that great QF run though, and that was cool :bounce: lol

changel
Apr 2nd, 2010, 02:46 PM
ok, but beating Serena in the final was A HUGE BONUS...

What can I say? Serena was the double defending champ, it was amazing from Maria and it's not like Serena choked or sth, Maria outplayed her.

jrollaneres25
Apr 8th, 2010, 04:54 AM
Well both need to be healthy to play eachother :shrug:....Maria is still really young so I think she'll get back to her old self...but Serena being 29?? Being injured regularly I don't think we'll see much matches facing Sharapova and Serena...UNless Serens does play till 2012 like she said she would do.

Serena is 28 sweetie:angel:

friendsita
Apr 8th, 2010, 06:02 AM
What can I say? Serena was the double defending champ, it was amazing from Maria and it's not like Serena choked or sth, Maria outplayed her.

did u watch the match? Serena was wayyyyy to nervous... she kinda choked!

Lachy
Apr 8th, 2010, 06:40 AM
^^ :haha: :haha:

WowWow
Apr 8th, 2010, 06:46 AM
Sharpie-Rena rivalry! That's more like it!:drool::inlove:

bandabou
Apr 8th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Like has already been said..Serena and Maria hasn't been much of a rivalry. Maria got the early hits in ' 04, but since then Serena practically own her and now Maria isn't even lasting long enough to meet Serena.