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Julian.
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:29 PM
Grasspova :inlove:

Serves and groundstrokes are on fire :hearts: maintain this form please!

7 aces.

That last game was crap though :sobbing:

Mashabator
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:29 PM
Maria :inlove: :hearts: :banana:
Amaze!

Caralenko
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:29 PM
Very proud of Sesil's form today :D Exposed some of Sharapova's awful volleys and movement. Put up a good fight getting those BPs in the last game. Hopefully she gets her Wimbledon MD spot :hug:

thegreendestiny
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Maria played like shit in the end. Good she was able to finish it.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Really, really pathetic play from Maria. :o

Kworb
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:30 PM
You fought well Sesil. :worship: Next time you will kick her ass off.

Aaric
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Maria :yeah:

Russianboy
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:31 PM
ok match for maria. but way too many errors on the returns. step it up in ur next match.

madmax
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Masha looked bored and annoyed today:yawn: Hopefully she'll clean her ground game against whoopie

petkoan
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:31 PM
I'm pleased with Karatancheva. But well done Sharapova

shega
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:31 PM
drop shots were awful !

Feyd
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Serve was pretty fine, both damn some of those returns were. :o

Rafito.
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:32 PM
:cheer: Well done Maria.

cellophane
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:32 PM
As expected :shrug: Sesil doesn't really have anything in her game to trouble Maria.

3 errors from Sesil up BP in the last game. :(

Vaidisova Ruled
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:32 PM
good fight at the end. nice stats. some bad unforced errors though.

Adal
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:32 PM
Maria played a horrible, horrible match. Good thing it was against Sesil, cause she would have lost against a better opponent.

Serve is holding up well though. 7 aces and only 3 DFs.

gc-spurs
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:33 PM
Second set wasn't very good.

tvbsharapova
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:33 PM
go masha

joćo.
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:33 PM
Well done, Maria! :inlove:
Last game tho :unsure: but managed to win anyway.
Good luck in the semis! :bounce:

Lachy
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Masha's CC backhand :hearts: :hearts:

jimbo mack
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:34 PM
some careless errors from maria but good enough to win comfortably

i forgot how consistent sesil could be and thought she played a good match too, maria really had to 'will' herself through some of their rallies

adrovi
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:35 PM
Well done Masha :yeah:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:36 PM
Maria is in the semifinals while some players haven't even played their third round match. :rolls:

Ferg
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:36 PM
MM Queen!

Russianboy
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:37 PM
Maria is in the semifinals while some players haven't even played their third round match. :rolls:

the organizors just care about maria, if she's in the semis already, it's fine for them :p

madmax
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:40 PM
MM Queen!

yeah:o It's not like we didn't hear this from you before...now beat it

Just Do It
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:41 PM
:lol:

Petkorazzi
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:42 PM
This surface is just too fast for Sesil :shrug:

VIKA?
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Maria:cheer:

Drine
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:45 PM
Seems like Maria did'nt play very well :(
Oh well.....as long as she keeps winning :lol:

Well done Maria :yeah:

Rachel Sze
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:49 PM
Well done Maria :bigclap:
Pretty drop shot:bigclap:

claypova
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:50 PM
please up your game against wicky.

well done :bounce:

Slutiana
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:53 PM
This surface is just too fast for Sesil :shrug:
Definitely, against someone who hits the ball that hard and flat she just hits so many shots late. That said, it's always great to see players who move that well and fluidly on grass. :inlove:

Good for Maria though. She wasn't that bad and served pretty well, keep on improving!

DiogoP.
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Good win toda Maria :hearts:

Good luck against your next opponent :)

gc-spurs
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:56 PM
Seems like Maria did'nt play very well :(
Oh well.....as long as she keeps winning :lol:

Well done Maria :yeah:

It was split. That first set was pretty ruthless, the second set produced way more winners but it was much longer and drawn out than it needed to be.

Talula
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:57 PM
Thank goodness.

The horror and humiliation of being beaten by that classless slag doesn't bear thinking about.

petkoan
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:58 PM
After seeing the match I wonder why Karatancheva is not in top 100 by? that time?

Sharapowerr
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:03 PM
You fought well Sesil. :worship: Next time you will kick her ass off.i
iin your dreams mayb

Legend1
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:10 PM
Great tournament for Sesil.

Was always going to be tricky against the likes of Sharavopa.

miffedmax
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:12 PM
Never in doubt.

*Jean*
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:26 PM
Sesil :sad:

Russianboy
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Sesil Karatancheva 4 times!!! ok,the 5th time has to be my turn to win damn it!! :)

she just posted that on her facebook :lol:

tae04
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Alot of wins for Maria over the past 24-36 hours

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:54 PM
Sesil Karatancheva 4 times!!! ok,the 5th time has to be my turn to win damn it!! :)

she just posted that on her facebook :lol:

I can hear it now--"NOBODY kicks my ass ninety-four times in a row!"

NeoZod19
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:05 PM
some careless errors from maria but good enough to win comfortably

i forgot how consistent sesil could be and thought she played a good match too, maria really had to 'will' herself through some of their rallies

I noticed for quite some time that she makes peharps too many careless errors. stupid errors very often.

wonder if it's due to lost of concentration

Kworb
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Sesil Karatancheva 4 times!!! ok,the 5th time has to be my turn to win damn it!! :)

she just posted that on her facebook :lol:

:haha: Sesil :inlove: what a legend :inlove:

AnDrEi.b
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Keep it up Maria :hearts:

gc-spurs
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Sesil Karatancheva 4 times!!! ok,the 5th time has to be my turn to win damn it!! :)

she just posted that on her facebook :lol:

really? aww sesil

JamieOwen3
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:20 PM
X5h8BmWbHkc

last game captured from stream

Sexysova
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:30 PM
:cheer:

Petkorazzi
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:33 PM
I want to add that Maria is such a joy to watch now that she has incorporated dropshots into her game. She failed a couple, but most of them were amazing and even a grea mover like Sesil could barely reach them and even if she did, it was a simple putaway for Maria :p

madmax
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:43 PM
I want to add that Maria is such a joy to watch now that she has incorporated dropshots into her game. She failed a couple, but most of them were amazing and even a grea mover like Sesil could barely reach them and even if she did, it was a simple putaway for Maria :p

well, Masha is 6 foot 2 afterall...she sees the court better than most of the girls, and dropshots should be a weapon in her arsenal

JamieOwen3
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:47 PM
well, Masha is 6 foot 2 afterall...she sees the court better than most of the girls, and dropshots should be a weapon in her arsenal


i think because she was coached by lance her strokes were more focused on and i think she realized that putting the drop in her game can only help her and be benefitial

Kitten63
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:59 PM
Congrats,Masha :yeah:

black_fire
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:04 PM
Sesil :hug:

Great tournament for her !!

P_Fer
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Nice job pulling it out in straights! :D
Keep up the nice play :yeah:
Good luck in the semis

Ferg
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:35 PM
yeah:o It's not like we didn't hear this from you before...now beat it

Im only speaking the truth. :p

Joe.
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Masha is serving grreat atm.:D Too many return errors, but a wins a win and its good to see her playing decent again. :D

Now time to take out Riske. ;)

Eduardo Oliveira
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:41 PM
:bounce:
GO MARIA!!! :hearts:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Masha :yeah:

Boom Boom :hug: Still a nice run

Roookie
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:06 PM
Maria is overdue for a deep run at Slam. Nice to see she's playing really good...but I hate the she and Justine could get a Williams in the 4th round at Wimbledon :scared:. They both need to get back to the top 10 ASAP.

narutos
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:14 PM
Just saw the match not that bad seriously some silly mistakes especially at the end of the second set but overall it was good. The serve is doing fine that's the most important thing.

Belmont Lad
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:14 PM
Excellent to see Maria continuing to serve well in this tournament through her matches. :yeah: Hopefully the rain will cooperate and allow the remaining rounds to be completed on time, tough week for the players.

KournikovaFan91
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Well done Sesil, she did win a few games :)

03 RuleTheCourt
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:47 PM
Good win, will boost her motivation again for Wimbledon too.

http://www.iketennis.com (http://www.iketennis.com/)

Vee Williams
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:03 PM
Any top 40 wins yet? She can gain confidence by beating top players; beating Sesil isn't much of a confidence booster and Maria knows it. Winning Strasbourg showed that.

gmak
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Maria :yeah: :D
ok match, she will be fine for the semis ;)

hope for a Masha vs Kaia final now :drool:

madmax
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Any top 40 wins yet? She can gain confidence by beating top players; beating Sesil isn't much of a confidence booster and Maria knows it. Winning Strasbourg showed that.

what's your point? TOP 20 player YupeeMayer lost to a qualifier before:wavey:

KBdoubleu
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:22 PM
Any top 40 wins yet? She can gain confidence by beating top players; beating Sesil isn't much of a confidence booster and Maria knows it. Winning Strasbourg showed that.

No, even though Sharapova's form is picking up, she still hasn't beaten a top 40 player all year. Her best victory is over 43rd ranked Dushevina.

Polikarpov
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:31 PM
Maria is in the semifinals while some players haven't even played their third round match. :rolls:

:spit:

Next thing you know Maria is already hoisting the trophy while the others are still playing their QF matches. :bounce:

*JR*
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:41 PM
I'll be happy when Nikki "unretires" (I predict next year) and also regularly puts the beatdown on Sesil. (Who I doubt will ever match that career high #35 ranking from 2005 again)

FedererBulgaria
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:37 PM
SESIL was pretty good

JamieOwen3
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:43 PM
well she was injured for part of the year with the elbow,how many tournaments has she played?

rickxx
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Grasspova:worship:Now win the title please!

Break My Rapture
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Well done, Maria. :hearts:
Very proud of Sesil's form today :D Exposed some of Sharapova's awful volleys and movement. Put up a good fight getting those BPs in the last game. Hopefully she gets her Wimbledon MD spot :hug:
Maria hardly played any volleys today, except for like 2 drive-volley winners.
Maria played a horrible, horrible match. Good thing it was against Sesil, cause she would have lost against a better opponent.

Serve is holding up well though. 7 aces and only 3 DFs.
Yup, true.

King David
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:51 PM
well done Maria :D

xan
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:15 PM
Straight sets wins are good for me! Keep it going, Maria!

Shepster
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:35 PM
Godawful first set, left to go watch the doubles. Saw more clean winners in the first 3 games of Kerber/Li. Sesil played too macho here, maybe it was playing Sharapova, maybe playing in front of 500-600 people rather than 50-60 but she didn't do what brought her to the dance (retrieving and making no errors). Went for it way too much and did herself a disservice. Maria, eck, well she's not been tested *in the slightest* all week. Riske should put up a decent fight though providing the occasion doesn't get to her.

cn ireland
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:57 PM
Congrats Maria:bounce:!

Shepster
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:03 PM
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hurricanejeanne
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:03 PM
Grasspova > Thunderous One

Yay Pova. :cheer:

Andy.
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:52 PM
Good stuff again from Maria. She is just growing in confidence. Best of luck next round.

rucolo
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:56 PM
Good win, Maria!:D:yeah:

Sesil :hug:
Pretty successful tournament for her: 5 matches won this week.:)
And nice wins over Shvedova and Rybarikova.

Finally Maria and Sesil met again.:hearts:
Something special.

Win the title, Maria!

Carotastrophe
Jun 12th, 2010, 01:34 AM
Sesil just played a bit worse than Maria. Maria was serving really well

osseous
Jun 12th, 2010, 02:11 AM
Maria. :yeah:

fridayeggs
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:45 AM
I think Maria will win Wimbledon this year

Steven.
Jun 12th, 2010, 04:26 AM
saw this. Had trouble closing out the 2nd set, but she'll be fine. Top 10 pleasee.

Sander.
Jun 12th, 2010, 05:08 AM
Well done Maria, make it into the final now! :D

Jacey
Jun 12th, 2010, 07:14 AM
Maria played like shit in the end. Good she was able to finish it.

Really, really pathetic play from Maria. :o

Masha looked bored and annoyed today:yawn: Hopefully she'll clean her ground game against whoopie

As if any of us would be able to play having to deal with all the ups and downs with the weather delays and stay mentally "with it" day in and day out.

Just keeping up with this touney was hard enough :drink:


I'd be bored sh*tless....which is exactly what Maria looked like at the end :yawn:

after all is said and done....Maria still won ;)

narutos
Jun 12th, 2010, 10:20 AM
As if any of us would be able to play having to deal with all the ups and downs with the weather delays and stay mentally "with it" day in and day out.

Just keeping up with this touney was hard enough :drink:


I'd be bored sh*tless....which is exactly what Maria looked like at the end :yawn:

after all is said and done....Maria still won ;)

This she was staring grass after every shot she was so pissed. Condidtions were really bad.