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MiiMo
Jan 15th, 2011, 07:22 AM
Since she came back from injury in May 2009, Maria never managed to reach her best level. So, what's wrong with her? Where those juicy double faults are from ?
Now this Auckland Tournament that was a real disastear...
I don't get it.

Andy.
Jan 15th, 2011, 07:26 AM
The injury that Maria had is more serious than people care to believe. No player has ever returned from this type of injury before Maria. She has had to basically get used to a completly different feeling in her shoulder and has had to make adjustments in her serve and forehand to due to this injury. She may never be able to produce the same tennis she did before her injury. I also believe she is still worried about the injury when she plays and it plays on her mind.

Claycourter
Jan 15th, 2011, 07:29 AM
Maria Sharapova will be in finals of AO. She tanked the meaningless Auckland MM event in order to focus her powers on her true goal: Australian Open. Like a Zen monk she is calm and focused when facing what lies ahead. She knows that her arch rival Jelena Jankovic AKA "Lady Jaja" AKA "The Empress" should not be taken lightly and she is saving every ounce of her formiddable chakra for the final of AO :rocker2: :cool:

Freshi
Jan 15th, 2011, 08:00 AM
they earned enough without tennis
because tennis is not the most important

Lachy
Jan 15th, 2011, 08:38 AM
Maria Sharapova will be in finals of AO. She tanked the meaningless Auckland MM event in order to focus her powers on her true goal: Australian Open. Like a Zen monk she is calm and focused when facing what lies ahead. She knows that her arch rival Jelena Jankovic AKA "Lady Jaja" AKA "The Empress" should not be taken lightly and she is saving every ounce of her formiddable chakra for the final of AO :rocker2: :cool:

Thanks for making a joke out of my dream AO final :o Funny nonetheless :lol:

bandabou
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:12 AM
Maria Sharapova will be in finals of AO. She tanked the meaningless Auckland MM event in order to focus her powers on her true goal: Australian Open. Like a Zen monk she is calm and focused when facing what lies ahead. She knows that her arch rival Jelena Jankovic AKA "Lady Jaja" AKA "The Empress" should not be taken lightly and she is saving every ounce of her formiddable chakra for the final of AO :rocker2: :cool:

Justine the greatest of her generation?! :spit: And that with ZERO Wimbledons? :eek: You're slipping, Cali. :lol:

kittyking
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:22 AM
Too much sex

madmax
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:30 AM
Maria Sharapova will be in finals of AO. She tanked the meaningless Auckland MM event in order to focus her powers on her true goal: Australian Open. Like a Zen monk she is calm and focused when facing what lies ahead. She knows that her arch rival Jelena Jankovic AKA "Lady Jaja" AKA "The Empress" should not be taken lightly and she is saving every ounce of her formiddable chakra for the final of AO :rocker2: :cool:

do you really feel the need to troll every single Maria thread with your nonsense? For a person, who claims to despise her and her game, you sure spend a lot of time discussing her...how about getting a life and start caring about your faves then?

MiiMo
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:33 AM
do you really feel the need to troll every single Maria thread with your nonsense? For a person, who claims to despise her and her game, you sure spend a lot of time discussing her...how about getting a life and start caring about your faves then?

Actually I think he has no favorite, he just hate all players
His passion : Trolling again and again :)

Mistress of Evil
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:40 AM
Maria Sharapova will be in finals of AO. She tanked the meaningless Auckland MM event in order to focus her powers on her true goal: Australian Open. Like a Zen monk she is calm and focused when facing what lies ahead. She knows that her arch rival Jelena Jankovic AKA "Lady Jaja" AKA "The Empress" should not be taken lightly and she is saving every ounce of her formiddable chakra for the final of AO :rocker2: :cool:

Just wondering :scratch: Weren't you posting in threads about this has-been, this bitch who is so done, this journeywoman - Maria Sharapova only to defend Henin, and its strange seeing you post in this thread because no one has attacked your precious Justine. :wavey:

Safe-From-Harm
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:48 AM
Nothing's wrong with her.
Just her game.

Helen Lawson
Jan 15th, 2011, 11:02 AM
I think it's the injury, that can be the roughest. Despite her wealth, she is still trying, you have to hand her that. That being said, I thought 2010 was do or die for her. Apart from playing Serena well at Wimbledon and giving Kim a tough time right before the US Open, I can't think of any other decent matches she played.

debby
Jan 15th, 2011, 12:15 PM
lol people are so insecure about Claycourter

he is only saying the truth about Ma$ha and Lady Jaja :hearts:

MiiMo
Jan 15th, 2011, 08:20 PM
lol people are so insecure about Claycourter

he is only saying the truth about Ma$ha and Lady Jaja :hearts:

The thing is she played well against Brianti and then her tennis just disapeared.

goldenlox
Jan 15th, 2011, 08:23 PM
This is what Maria said yesterday.

"I think one of the things I lost by not playing for a while is the action/reaction in the game a little bit, almost like the hand eye coordination, letting things happen a little bit more by themselves and not worrying about things that happened maybe three points (http://www.tennisforum.com/#) ago or so on. I think that's the thing that takes most time."

mariavikafan
Jan 15th, 2011, 08:28 PM
lol people are so insecure about Claycourter

he is only saying the truth about Ma$ha and Lady Jaja :hearts:

Oh please, you are as messed up as him.:lol:

Scola
Jan 15th, 2011, 08:40 PM
The injury that Maria had is more serious than people care to believe. No player has ever returned from this type of injury before Maria. She has had to basically get used to a completly different feeling in her shoulder and has had to make adjustments in her serve and forehand to due to this injury. She may never be able to produce the same tennis she did before her injury. I also believe she is still worried about the injury when she plays and it plays on her mind.



Who else had this injury in tennis? I've never heard that. :shrug: Now it's really long time ago since her surgery and I think Maria played some good tennis last year (Strasbourg - US Series until that unlucky final against Clijsters). It shouldn't have been used as an excuse anymore.

~MashyOwnThemAll
Jan 15th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Who else had this injury in tennis? I've never heard that. :shrug: Now it's really long time ago since her surgery and I think Maria played some good tennis last year (Strasbourg - US Series until that unlucky final against Clijsters). It shouldn't have been used as an excuse anymore.

Tommy Haas, for example.

Flavia P.
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Confidence.

debby
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Oh please, you are as messed up as him.:lol:

What did you expect ? :lol:
Henin is the #2 most hated on TF , and she didn't even play a full season, unlike Caro. Just like their idol, Jujutards are annoying. :angel:

debby
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:12 PM
The thing is she played well against Brianti and then her tennis just disapeared.

Well, Brianti is not really the ultimate player....
Maria has a LOT of work to do. To be good also means to be steady.

Ferg
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Certain people just dont seem able to accept that this is her level now. They are still in a dreamland thinking she can win everything she enters.

Ferg
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:22 PM
Claybaselinecourterbasher at it again :lol: I dont know how the mods put up with him.

mariavikafan
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:23 PM
Certain people just dont seem able to accept that this is her level now. They are still in a dreamland thinking she can win everything she enters.

Certain people don't seem able to shut up.

Ferg
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:26 PM
Certain people don't seem able to shut up.

Gawd I agree. Every WWW_______ tournament thread they're at it. Its mentalist behaviour!

madmax
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:33 PM
Certain people just dont seem able to accept that this is her level now. They are still in a dreamland thinking she can win everything she enters.

certain people also can't seem to resist the urge of spamming her threads too...I guess this way they are dreaming of diminishing her this way instead of talking like some reasonable human beings

mariavikafan
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:34 PM
Gawd I agree. Every WWW_______ tournament thread they're at it. Its mentalist behaviour!

Well then you know that Maria fans rule on TF.

Ferg
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:36 PM
certain people also can't seem to resist the urge of spamming her threads too...I guess this way they are dreaming of diminishing her this way instead of talking like some reasonable human beings

Not really. I dont have anything against Maria, I just really enjoy taking the piss out of her mental fans :lol: You guys make it too easy for me!

Well then you know that Maria fans rule on TF.

I know, and its lucky several freedom fighters exist trying to stop it.

Stonerpova
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:38 PM
I think it's just a crisis in confidence. I just watched Sharapova's first match back from the surgery, and she hit the ball just as well as she ever did before she left. Her house "leaks from the roof down," where if she's not serving well her whole game goes off. I think all of the issues with the serve have taken their toll, and now she's lost some belief in her groundstrokes as well. From what I saw in Auckland she's really fit, and perfectly capable of turning it all around. It may happen starting next week, or it may take a while.

perseus2006
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:47 PM
What's wrong with Pova?

Not much! I'll give it a try with a top ten list:

1. Her fingernails!

2. ummmh. She says, "you know" too much during interviews.

3. ummmh ... ahhhh. She is late sometimes with the Weekly Doodles.

4. ummmh ... ahhhh ... oooh ... jeeez. Well, that wraps up the topic.

Ask me whatever you want to know about Pova and I may provide another well thought out and succinct answer

mariavikafan
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:49 PM
I know, and its lucky several freedom fighters exist trying to stop it.

:lol: and who are those fighters exactly, bring them to me :lol:

Smitten
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:50 PM
The injury that Maria had is more serious than people care to believe. No player has ever returned from this type of injury before Maria. She has had to basically get used to a completly different feeling in her shoulder and has had to make adjustments in her serve and forehand to due to this injury. She may never be able to produce the same tennis she did before her injury. I also believe she is still worried about the injury when she plays and it plays on her mind.

Pierce had a similar type of shoulder injury.

it-girl
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:50 PM
Honestly Maria's fans are lucky she is actually still playing. This is the very reason Jennifer Capriati never returned because she was not mentally ready to play at such a different level that she was use to. Don't think that for one moment this is not hard on Maria mentally because it is. The fact that she is a fighter is one of the main reasons she is still playing.


This is not an injury that all of a sudden happened a couple of years ago, this is an injury that she has suffered from for a long time and neither her or her team took proper care of her future by allowing her time to heal early on. Instead they just kept playing while she was receiving cortizone shots which actually helped to make the damage even worse than it was originally.


So when she finally did have the surgery it was LONG overdue. Now as a player Maria is faced with a delima because she cannot just retire like Justine, Kim or even Capriati did because of her obligations. One thing that comes with having more sponsors is having more people involved in the decisions of your career. Even if Maria doesn't want to play and continue to lose heartbreaking matches she can't stop because she has contracts with several people and this has shaped her image as a player. There are probably a lot of changes that will happen if she cannot find the form to win big again. She will probably have to take less money and she is well aware of this.


Also if she just up and retired she would have to pay something to a lot of her sponsors for ending the contract early. The happiest part of Maria's life right now is being engaged and love can help you thru a very rough patch which is good for Maria because she is under a lot of pressure right now.

She feels pressure to please her sponsors, pressure to please her fans, Pressure to please the media, pressure of knowing the player she was and now having to except the player that she is now and pressure to win. Which equals not enjoying tennis as much as she use to because of all the pressure. Maria's fans should be very supportive of her now and not add pressure to her by picking her to win everything because even she knows she hasn't done that. Maria's critics will continue to be harsh because critics are always harsh. And let's face it Maria does have enough fight in her to win big the only problem is will her game allow her to?


I would not be at all surprised if Maria won something big but I also would not be surprised if she did not. Fans of Maria need to send her support letting her know that you enjoy just seeing her play no matter what because it takes a lot of courage to still go on not seeing the results and you have to except her for who she is now not for who she was.

NeoZod19
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:06 PM
yes, we ARE VERY FORTUNATE to see her coming back and try her best. She is still a champ IMO and she attracts fans. It was a very serious injuries so give her a BREAK!

Andy.
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Who else had this injury in tennis? I've never heard that. :shrug: Now it's really long time ago since her surgery and I think Maria played some good tennis last year (Strasbourg - US Series until that unlucky final against Clijsters). It shouldn't have been used as an excuse anymore.
Rafter and Capriati off the top of my head.

Break My Rapture
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:37 PM
Not another thread. :o :rolleyes:
Maria Sharapova will be in finals of AO. She tanked the meaningless Auckland MM event in order to focus her powers on her true goal: Australian Open. Like a Zen monk she is calm and focused when facing what lies ahead. She knows that her arch rival Jelena Jankovic AKA "Lady Jaja" AKA "The Empress" should not be taken lightly and she is saving every ounce of her formiddable chakra for the final of AO :rocker2: :cool:
TOO MUCH. :bigcry:

Chris 84
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:38 PM
a combination of her injury and the fact that her mental game (formerly a huge strength of hers) has abandoned her due to lack of confidence, etc.

Break My Rapture
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Honestly Maria's fans are lucky she is actually still playing. This is the very reason Jennifer Capriati never returned because she was not mentally ready to play at such a different level that she was use to. Don't think that for one moment this is not hard on Maria mentally because it is. The fact that she is a fighter is one of the main reasons she is still playing.


This is not an injury that all of a sudden happened a couple of years ago, this is an injury that she has suffered from for a long time and neither her or her team took proper care of her future by allowing her time to heal early on. Instead they just kept playing while she was receiving cortizone shots which actually helped to make the damage even worse than it was originally.


So when she finally did have the surgery it was LONG overdue. Now as a player Maria is faced with a delima because she cannot just retire like Justine, Kim or even Capriati did because of her obligations. One thing that comes with having more sponsors is having more people involved in the decisions of your career. Even if Maria doesn't want to play and continue to lose heartbreaking matches she can't stop because she has contracts with several people and this has shaped her image as a player. There are probably a lot of changes that will happen if she cannot find the form to win big again. She will probably have to take less money and she is well aware of this.


Also if she just up and retired she would have to pay something to a lot of her sponsors for ending the contract early. The happiest part of Maria's life right now is being engaged and love can help you thru a very rough patch which is good for Maria because she is under a lot of pressure right now.

She feels pressure to please her sponsors, pressure to please her fans, Pressure to please the media, pressure of knowing the player she was and now having to except the player that she is now and pressure to win. Which equals not enjoying tennis as much as she use to because of all the pressure. Maria's fans should be very supportive of her now and not add pressure to her by picking her to win everything because even she knows she hasn't done that. Maria's critics will continue to be harsh because critics are always harsh. And let's face it Maria does have enough fight in her to win big the only problem is will her game allow her to?


I would not be at all surprised if Maria won something big but I also would not be surprised if she did not. Fans of Maria need to send her support letting her know that you enjoy just seeing her play no matter what because it takes a lot of courage to still go on not seeing the results and you have to except her for who she is now not for who she was.
GOAT post. Totally agree.

kittyking
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:00 AM
She's getting blown out by Petkovic.

Who cares, this Sveta/Franny match is the only thing on my mind at this very moment :)

The Witch-king
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:17 AM
Venus really missed out on giving one of them trademarked Sharapova-Williams beatdowns

Sp!ffy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:26 AM
You're that poster SRSB (or whatever) aren't you? Different name, same idiot.

Young 8
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
Volley of the tournament in the last game

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:57 AM
Volley of the tournament in the last game

sure was :lol:

Apoleb
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:05 AM
Her footwork is a bigger problem than her shoulder now. She's not in position to hit many of the shots she attempts.

The Witch-king
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:04 AM
I would not be at all surprised if Maria won something big but I also would not be surprised if she did not. Fans of Maria need to send her support letting her know that you enjoy just seeing her play no matter what because it takes a lot of courage to still go on not seeing the results and you have to except her for who she is now not for who she was.

Exactly. Fair-weather fans think it's all about winning "big titles" but they aren't there when the going gets tough.

Count your blessing!

Mikey.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:34 PM
I think it's really a few things. The biggest is probably confidence which was obviously affected by her shoulder injury and the damage it did to of one of her biggest weapons, her serve. Though I think maybe the confidence can be some-what mended, the serve is never going to be what it was. I think the another big issue is her footwork. Although one of the slower girls, Maria used to have really great footwork to make up for it. By chance I was watching some highlights today of the match she had against Zvonareva at the 07 Australian Open. I was actually surprised at how light on her feet she looked and how quick her footwork was. I had completely forgotten what it used to be like. Now she seems so heavy on her feet. Half the time it seems like she's rushed, out of position or off balance during normal baseline rallies. This is something she can definitely fix! And although she will probably never be the same player like before the injury, maybe if she worked really hard to improve her footwork and overall ground game she could definitely become a stable figure in the top 10.

GoofyDuck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:37 PM
What is wrong is that she can't maintain a high level of play during an entire tournament... I'd say that is pretty bad if you wanna reach a second week. :shrug: