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cellophane
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:30 AM
No comment :tape:

SymphonyX
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:31 AM
Hahahaha! :lol:

azinna
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:31 AM
Messness from Maria.

And :lol: at Martina Nav calling the upset.

Vodkapova
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:31 AM
Maria is so bad. :lol:

Vartan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:31 AM
:spit:

Caralenko
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:31 AM
L.M.F.A.O.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:31 AM
Masha :o nearly got it back but her FH :help:

Six Feet Under
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
Expected.
Mariatards :hug:

Andy :)

Moveyourfeet
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
Retire pls.

Cakeisgood
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAH

Maria was literally SO SO SO SO SO SO BAD. 30 UEs??
Petko played great up until the tight end, but OMFG. MARIA YOU WERE SO AWFUL HOLY SHIT.

SVK
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
Told Ya! :wavey:

Libertango
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
Wow.

Vaidisova
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
Still no slam QF for Maria.

Joelina
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
she can hit the ball but she can´t play tennis :help:

Sp!ffy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
I'm so disgusted.....

Why does Maria even give me something to believe in? She played well agaisnt Goerges in the end of the 3R but then she played like this today.

She even attempted at a comeback just to fucking make stupid errors again.

Fucking fuck fuck.

Whatever, now I can focus on Petra I guess. :rolleyes:

Pops Maellard
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
Maria just finds a way to disappoint every time. :lol:

I knew she'd lose this match but I didn't think she'd lose with a new career-low performance. :lol:

fouc
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
wat? :o and i woke up for that instead of Sexa-Sexlana :o

illusyve
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
Two solid games from Maria in the entire match down 5-1 in the second.
Andy was great :yeah:

Lisickinator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
:banana: :banana:

Carsten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
Andrea :woohoo:

njtennis17
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
Sharapova was horrible, but Petkovic played really superbly in control and with such aggression.

starin
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
:hug:
Remember the good times Sharafans!
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j319/Elisser/some%20stuff/flaminghotred2004_17.gif

SoClose
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o

Dominic
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Maria mentally is SUUUUPER weak. But I have no clue what Petkovic is doing outside the top 10.

VikingTennisFan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Go Andrea! :worship::worship::worship:

Cakeisgood
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Usually, it's the serve for Maria, but holy balls, the strokes were just so godawful today. It's been a loooooong time since I've seen her groundstrokes THAT bad.

Tennis Fool
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
That was not an epic.

Maria-- stick a fork in her.

At 5/1, I really thought she was trying to tank :help:

Langers
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Maria is horrific, should seriously consider retirement, got nothing left to achieve.

Temperenka
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
So happy for Andrea. She played well and finally got a big win!! :) :sobbing: :banana:

Maria :sad: :shrug: Too many goofy errors.

Andrea is very underrated and hopefully people see that now. She has a fantastic personality and a great game. :yeah:

TheDream
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
maria started playing amazing in the end. but hit 3 stupid ue's in the last game. petkovic didn't have to hit one winning shot.

Slutiana
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Miss nasty technique into the quarter finals. :lol: Hilarious.

goldenlox
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Awful level of tennis at the end. After watching Fran & Sveta, this was almost embarrassing to look at. I really thought petkovic was going to fold, but maria wanted lose even more than Andrea did

Apoleb
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Petchokvic almost choked this match away, if not for Maria's net play :spit: and those stupid moon balls she threw in the point before mp. Instead of that dance, she should get a sports psychologist. She had no business playing tentative and passive tennis.

Betten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Maria looked totally clueless out there. Andrea tried to choke it away, but she deservedly won this match.

Fool
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Is this a dream? Please let this be a dream. No? No dream? Well, where's the gun. Absolute hell. Saddest performance I've seen in a long time. I can't believe I actually stayed up to watch this embarrassment. I have to get up in two and a half hours! That fact that she wasn't double bageled is actually astonishing to me, I can't believe it was actually 2-2 in the first set at some point. At 2-2 I remember thinking..."Well this is going to be a good match, the next break is going to be huge because the set is going to be so close." And then she lost SEVEN STRAIGHT GAMES.

Thank god I turned off the stream before Andrea could do her stupid fucking dance. Although I shouldn't be mad at her, props to her. I should be mad at Maria and the "match" that she just played. That fact that she actually made the 2nd set more than a breadstick probably isn't even testament to some sort of fight that she had left in her, just that Andrea had a mini-choke.

I wonder if this match had been any different if Maria had won in straight sets against Julia, and I wonder how different this match would have been if Andrea had actually played more than a game against Venus? She just looked like she had nothing in her at all. No power what-so-ever until very very late.

I love you Maria.

Raiden
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
$he should have been breadsticked but kudos to her that she bounced back a bit and kept on fighting till the end.

toxina90
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
Yay. Love Andrea, very likeable game and eloquent woman. :bounce:

Renalicious
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
:help:

Alarmed
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
R16 player forever? :( Tournament after tournament... nothing. COME ON! Or either get out.

Imperfect Angel
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
Petkorazzi :cheer:
Masha :wavey:

Marionated
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
And there was me thinking that this was going to be her comeback slam...

Andy :yeah:

scoobz
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
Maria's search for form, confidence and a reliable serve continues.

Personally, I feel like it's never coming back.

Steff_forever
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
close to choking it away at 6-2 5-1 mp #1

but finally outplayed the Russian...


:bowdown: :worship: :bowdown:

nicidle
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
ouch.

Jane Lane
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:35 AM
:spit: LMFAO. Maria sucks so bad it's not even funny.
Should've been 60 in the second had Andrea taken all her chances.

Emina.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:35 AM
Maria:banghead::banghead::banghead:

J.Bravo
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:35 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/t5ksae.jpg

le bon vivant
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:35 AM
*sigh* :tennis:

tarks
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:35 AM
Maria mentally is SUUUUPER weak. But I have no clue what Petkovic is doing outside the top 10.

Nothing wrong with her mentally, just her game. Petkovic's the mentally weak one

roelc
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:35 AM
:lol:

fourthroundpova :D

Cakeisgood
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:35 AM
Is this a dream? Please let this be a dream. No? No dream? Well, where's the gun. Absolute hell. Saddest performance I've seen in a long time. I can't believe I actually stayed up to watch this embarrassment. I have to get up in two and a half hours! That fact that she wasn't double bageled is actually astonishing to me, I can't believe it was actually 2-2 in the first set at some point. At 2-2 I remember thinking..."Well this is going to be a good match, the next break is going to be huge because the set is going to be so close." And then she lost SEVEN STRAIGHT GAMES.

Thank god I turned off the stream before Andrea could do her stupid fucking dance. Although I shouldn't be mad at her, props to her. I should be mad at Maria and the "match" that she just played. That fact that she actually made the 2nd set more than a breadstick probably isn't even testament to some sort of fight that she had left in her, just that Andrea had a mini-choke.

I wonder if this match had been any different if Maria had won in straight sets against Julia, and I wonder how different this match would have been if Andrea had actually played more than a game against Venus? She just looked like she had nothing in her at all. No power what-so-ever until very very late.

I love you Maria.

No. No. No.

There are simply no excuses for a performance like this. Reminded me a little of Kimberly AO 2010. Just spraying shit everywhere cluelessly.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:36 AM
semipova? :unsure:

sammy01
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:36 AM
this is why when we tried to tell maria fans that her ball striking against an injured tammy or past it razzano wasn't good just looked good due to her opposition being bad, we said that.

petko hits a good solid ball, and right now that is more than enough to beat maria

Natash.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:36 AM
Andrea :hearts: Great game and great personality.

Her on-court interview. :lol:

"Don't listen to your parents and you'll end up in Rod Laver Arena."

MaruSharapova
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:36 AM
Where was Maria in this match? :confused:

Betten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:36 AM
Nice interview with Andrea - the crowds really dig her :)

cellophane
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
Miss nasty technique into the quarter finals. :lol: Hilarious.

Na is going to roast Petkovic. She / her interview was cute though...

Mr.Sharapova
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
I'm gonna become Andrea's biggest fan from now on :yeah:

Noctis
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Andrea Congrats !!!!!!!!!!! Two top favouritee guranteee SF!!!!

Go for it Na and Andrea!!!!!!

Maria :hug:
Maria's fans your down fall for looking down on people

AnomyBC
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
Ugh. Why, Maria, why!!?!?!?! :sobbing:

DaMatz
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
So happy for Andrea :drool:, finally a german in a GS quarter-final :yeah:

She made only 9 unforced erros, Maria had 30 :eek:

Now have fun in the quarter-final Andy :)

hablo
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
I felt a bit sorry for Sharpie. That was just plain ugly. :o:tape:

shrOOf
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
:hearts: Andrea. :bowdown:

SymphonyX
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
Maria's so bad these days it's hard to believe she was actually one of the best players in the last decade.

Cakeisgood
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
this is why when we tried to tell maria fans that her ball striking against an injured tammy or past it razzano wasn't good just looked good due to her opposition being bad, we said that.

petko hits a good solid ball, and right now that is more than enough to beat maria

Petkovic was definitely a 50/50 pick to win this, but come on. Maria hasn't played this awfully in a very long time (off the ground, that is).

madmax
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
Don't know what Maria was doing in this match, but she wasn't playing tennis that's for sure...her form is still a mystery to me, fluctuating from very good to absolutely atrocious. Her new coach has tons of work to do, that's for sure.

djb84xi
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
Petkovic definitely earned the win. She played great, competed well and just flat out outsmarted Maria. Plain and simple, Masha made too many mistakes. As much as I love her, I would like to see some sort of major changes, because she cannot have peaked already, as young as she is. It would've been better if she focused more on her game in the offseason, than her engagement, but what happened happened, so honestly, where does she go from here? It's just her 2nd event of the year, but I'm already frustrated with her game.

Besides that, Petkovic has a hell of a match on her hands with Li Na coming up, so I hope she's ready, because that will be tough as nails to try and win.

Langers
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM
maria started playing amazing in the end. but hit 3 stupid ue's in the last game. petkovic didn't have to hit one winning shot.
I see...

Emina.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:38 AM
Congrats Andrea :sad:

VikingTennisFan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:38 AM
Great interview. Petkovic is lovely! :hearts:

pedropt
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:38 AM
Oh Maria :sad:

eck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:38 AM
Sam Smith interviewing Petko :yeah:

Maria :help:

Andrea is such a sweetie :hearts:

Cakeisgood
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:38 AM
I wanted to change the bottom of my sig so bad :sobbing:

Rafito.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:39 AM
I'm sorry but Petkovic is a maggot that's all there is to it. Her little dance just kills me. It's the most obnoxious shit ever.

Happy Sharapova made the 4R though, gained points from last year so can only take positives from this AO I guess.

GoLdEnSeToV
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:39 AM
Great score! Haha Sharapova out! That's beautiful!

matthias
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:39 AM
Andrea played aggressiv and was able to keep her UE extreme low
and so Maria had to go for her points and missed it
So Andrea forced her into the errors
well done Andrea - you deserve to be in QF

PolishLunatiq
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:39 AM
No comment :tape:

I agree...

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:39 AM
http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs2/1082968_o.gif

mariavikafan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:39 AM
Maria was agressively bad

tobe
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:40 AM
well done Petko!!!
Maria played way better after 5-1, i was scared!
Kudos for not choking!
Ans that on court interview afterwards was just awesome!
Such a great character, Andrea!
Next time Maria!!

Zojirushi
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:40 AM
Petko:eek:

She's so lovely in the interview:hearts:

Sergius
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:40 AM
this is why when we tried to tell maria fans that her ball striking against an injured tammy or past it razzano wasn't good just looked good due to her opposition being bad, we said that.
Spot on :yeah:
Once I decided to root for Maria and she loses :sobbing:

Kitten63
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:40 AM
Well done to to Petkovic.

Whatever Maria,just come back stronger next time :hug:

Cakeisgood
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:41 AM
I feel numb now.

ZODIAC
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:41 AM
Maria should consider following Sascha from event to event...the blondes are losing in droves,first Vika,Sveta now pova.Three russians gone in a heartbeat.
I kinda feel sorry for Sveta she deserves a round of applause for her play today...Schiavone just reminded us that age is just a number.
I liked that Petkovic did a Petko dance on pova bwahahaha

Mashabator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:41 AM
:bigcry: FML :tears:

Daniel
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:41 AM
Andrea :hearts:

Fool
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:41 AM
Fuck that dance.

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/49/dawson_crying.gif

Craig.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:42 AM
We Masha fans forgot about that Arn match a little too quickly, huh?

I'm so used to her losing that it doesn't even hurt anymore. It's that bad.

PatrickRyan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:42 AM
HELL YEAH!!! :bounce:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:42 AM
Andrea :hearts: Great game and great personality.

Her on-court interview. :lol:

"Don't listen to your parents and you'll end up in Rod Laver Arena."

Yes I loved that on court interview. And her other great words of wisdom were "if things aren't going your way start dancing!" :dance:

Rod the Bama
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:42 AM
What a disasterous performance from Maria. :( :help: It was so frustrating to watch, especially when she teased us with that comeback late in the match. I don`t know what she didn`t attack Petkovic`s serve earlier. :( I don`t know what else is there to say other than this really suck ass. :sad:

Andy.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:43 AM
Words cant describe how dissapointed I am right now. I'm sure Maria is too. From 5/1 to 5/3 she started to play really well. Had she played like that the whole match she would have won. Even though she was down at 5/3 I really thought Maria had a chance. Andrea was getting nervous and Maria had really started to elevate her game. If Maria had broken back again I was pretty confident she could have gotten the set. Masha made so many errors :o

And that F!@#king dance :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

it-girl
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:43 AM
Omg what a performance from Petkovic she kept the ball deep throughout the entire match and was painting the lines on Maria. She never really allowed Maria to get any rhythm and Maria was unnerved. Petkovic did not have any ups and downs, she was only full speed ahead and only got nervous in the end closing it out but she still held her ground and even resisted a comeback from Maria.

Congrats Andrea
Maria :hug:

PLP
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:44 AM
I am fairly certain Maria was still sleeping until she was 1-5 down in the 2nd.

Awful form Maria.
Good play from Andrea though.

Serenita
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:44 AM
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7048/tumblrldn3ntvm0q1qc06hk.gif

Pops Maellard
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:45 AM
Maria, just retire. Everytime she steps on the court these days she's just tarnishing her legacy. She's never going to back to her former level...she's been scrapping it out for almost 2 years post-surgery and all she's managed is one GS quarterfinal.

I will hate to see her go but better than that watch her embarrass herself and her legacy on court time and time again.

benbest
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:45 AM
dancing wins

juki
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:45 AM
PETKO :hearts::bounce:

Lapaco
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:45 AM
:help:

Cakeisgood
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:45 AM
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7048/tumblrldn3ntvm0q1qc06hk.gif

:sad::sad::sad:

shoryuken
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:46 AM
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7048/tumblrldn3ntvm0q1qc06hk.gif

:lol: i love this gif

Tuckii
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:46 AM
Wooohooo congratulations Petko :worship:

Masha is done :p

le bon vivant
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:46 AM
Petkovic has a lot of nerve for that little dance she does :lol:

Tennis Fool
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:46 AM
Maria should consider following Sascha from event to event...the blondes are losing in droves,first Vika,Sveta now pova.Three russians gone in a heartbeat.

Azarenka isn't Russian.

A Magicman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:46 AM
Congrats Andrea. Somewhat expected. Now go on and start delivering, you have a shot at the final now.

Talita Kumi
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:46 AM
HELL YEAHHHHH! :cheer: :cheer: :woohoo: :banana:

mariavikafan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:46 AM
It's true that Maria didn't attack Petkovic's second serves actually it was the same against Julia, but she lacks confidence in her shots anyway she reached 4th round so I guess it's good considering she usually loses in the 2nd or third.

gorre
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:46 AM
Vuvuzela didn't dissappoint imo. R4 is good result for her :) GL in next tourney :bigwave:

doooma6816
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:46 AM
Maria:o no words for that. :sad:

After those great play in 1rd 2rd 3rd, you gave us this shit?, the best fuc*ing moement to make QF...
Why you decided to play pretty well just in the end of match?!...if she had played like that it would have been the same scoreline but for Masha.

I just don't know why her shots especially FH landed one meter behind baseline? What did go wrong?

Okey Maria and Justine can't make QF anymore...it's ridiculous. I don't want to say 'retire' or sth but get it together girls! It's mental side I think. Maria played well in first three rounds nad in 4th what happened? I don't believe that in one day her form changed dramatically. The same for Justine, but she has an excuse.

Positive is that she gained some points.


Congrats Andrea, she played great match,9 ues only! GL against Na Li!:)

SymphonyX
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:47 AM
We Masha fans forgot about that Arn match a little too quickly, huh?

I'm so used to her losing that it doesn't even hurt anymore. It's that bad.

Same. :sobbing:

She should get plastic surgery and change her name.

AnDrEi.b
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:47 AM
Great job Andrea :woohoo:
Maria :hug:

sammy01
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:47 AM
We Masha fans forgot about that Arn match a little too quickly, huh?

I'm so used to her losing that it doesn't even hurt anymore. It's that bad.

her game is no better now than it was at the fall end of last year. only reason she has been getting a few wins early this season is she had a few soft opponents to start here and auckland. had she had 1 of the dangerous floaters like kimiko you could have been looking at a 1st round loss

Libertango
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:48 AM
I definitely became a fan of Petko today. She has something about her; she aint just a dreary clone.

mickymouse
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:48 AM
Kind of unbelievable to see a healthy Sharapova playing THIS badly. There were patches of the match where she was playing like a club level player. I wonder if her heart is still in tennis.

Cakeisgood
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:49 AM
It's not so much the loss that hurts. It's just the absolute shitfest Maria gave after playing really solid against Julia.
I mean, meh/mediocre play is one thing. But this shit is ridiculous.

Marionated
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:49 AM
I'm sorry but Petkovic is a maggot that's all there is to it. Her little dance just kills me. It's the most obnoxious shit ever.Happy Sharapova made the 4R though, gained points from last year so can only take positives from this AO I guess.

Somebody needs to take a look at some of the players in their sig :spit:

Cakeisgood
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:50 AM
I loved the Petko dance till today :sobbing:

CillyUltra
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:50 AM
Andyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!


So incredible!


Finished the job of her friend Julia.

Chance
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:50 AM
:eek::eek: where was Sharapova??

You could tell she was nervous right from the get-go by electing to receive. to be honest I didn't want Sharpy to win but it's not fun if she doesn't put up a fight.

I really can't comment about Petkovic aside from that she is solid,I'm more shocked at how crap Sharpy was. Guess I was expecting more from her after i saw her playing pretty aggressive in her 3rd round.

doooma6816
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:51 AM
Kind of unbelievable to see a healthy Sharapova playing THIS badly. There were patches of the match where she was playing like a club level player. I wonder if her heart is still in tennis.

No doubt about that. If her heart hadn't been there she wouldn't have fought so much in the end.
She was really nervous from the beginning. Maybe that's the reason her shots were too long. Then when she hadn't nothing to lose, she played better, but it was too late.
Still 4th round is better than 1st.

Sharapovian
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:53 AM
:sad:

Nothing worked for her today. A little bit seemed to come together during 5-1 but then she couldn't maintain the momentum.

carling
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:53 AM
Come on guys. Are you really surprised? Most serious tennis followers (like me) knew Petkovic was going to beat Maria. At the very least, you should have known Andrea had an excellent chance. The corporate world continues to throws money at Maria despite the fact that she clearly ain't what she was. It's been over 3 years since Maria's won a slam and even the lower ranked players believe they can beat her now. Nobody fears Maria Sharapova anymore.

Can't blame 'Coach Mike' for this. Now, what?

Sombrerero loco
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:53 AM
petko :hearts: beautiful tennis

Cakeisgood
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:55 AM
No doubt about that. If her heart hadn't been there she wouldn't have fought so much in the end.
She was really nervous from the beginning. Maybe that's the reason her shots were too long. Then when she hadn't nothing to lose, she played better, but it was too late.
Still 4th round is better than 1st.

I agree.
She was worthless today, but if there's one thing that's endured, it's her fight. No matter her shittastic form, she's out there battling.

Rafito.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:55 AM
Somebody needs to take a look at some of the players in their sig :spit:

:spit: Totally! They all do a little dance and rub a loss in someones face :yeah:

MaruSharapova
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:56 AM
Come on guys. Are you really surprised? Most serious tennis followers (like me) knew Petkovic was going to beat Maria. At the very least, you should have known Andrea had an excellent chance. The corporate world continues to throws money at Maria despite the fact that she clearly ain't what she was. It's been over 3 years since Maria's won a slam and even the lower ranked players believe they can beat her now. Nobody fears Maria Sharapova anymore.

Can't blame 'Coach Mike' for this. Now, what?

the way petkovic played against keothavong, no I didn't szee this coming :help: she almost lost to a journeywoman
Maria was just plain bad today, in normal form she would've won, just because she lost doesn't mean you can go around saying these things you know :o

TheDream
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:57 AM
her game is no better now than it was at the fall end of last year. only reason she has been getting a few wins early this season is she had a few soft opponents to start here and auckland. had she had 1 of the dangerous floaters like kimiko you could have been looking at a 1st round loss

wow u r very passive aggressive. thats like me saying that kim was lucky to draw cornet in the 3rd round and not kvitova or petkovic. with the way kim played she would've lost.

Sp!ffy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:57 AM
All these mugs getting wins over Sharapova thinking that theyre great. :rolleyes:

Aint nothing new Petko, Arn has a win over her too. :lol:

Ilikebigboobies
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:58 AM
Best result so far of the Open. Suck that Sharapova you overated garbage tennis player. :banana:

Marionated
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:59 AM
:spit: Totally! They all do a little dance and rub a loss in someones face :yeah:

One gives the worst handshakes on tour, one treats the ball kids like crap, and then there's ADJE! FISTPUMP! (Well she doesn't actually bother me that much but I can't same the same for the majority of the posters on here!) :wavey:

Natash.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:01 AM
One gives the worst handshakes on tour, one treats the ball kids like crap, and then there's ADJE! FISTPUMP! (Well she doesn't actually bother me that much but I can't same the same for the majority of the posters on here!) :wavey:

:lol: :worship:

Ilikebigboobies
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:02 AM
:spit: Totally! They all do a little dance and rub a loss in someones face :yeah:

Sharapova fans deserve it after the way they carry on when she wins. :)

pan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:02 AM
:spit: Totally! They all do a little dance and rub a loss in someones face :yeah:

Oh, come on. What a dumb comment.
She's allowed to celebrate her win. That's what she does, nothing else. Read her interviews, get an impression of her personality before you post rubbish like this. She would never rub losses in someones faces. In the German post match interview she said that she was lucky cause Maria haven't had a good day.

Congraz Petko! You so derserve this! :)

The 2nd Law
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:02 AM
Andrea, well done. You better beat Na now!

Tough, Maria, but that just wasn't good enough :(

Fool
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:03 AM
Sharapova fans deserve it after the way they carry on when she wins. :)

As if we've seen it in the last two years anyway...

Ilikebigboobies
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:03 AM
I agree.
She was worthless today, but if there's one thing that's endured, it's her fight. No matter her shittastic form, she's out there battling.

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

lioness
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:04 AM
Great match from Petkovic. I thought it would be a tight match after Sharapova's performance against Görges. But this was, well, I have no words for it. Seemed as if she woke up as Petkovic was serving for the match which was way too late. Whatever, if Petkovic keeps it up and her nerves in check she has her chances to reach the SF.

jefrilibra
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:04 AM
LAUGHABLE!!! :rolls:

Nothing wrong with her dance cos Maria had already left the court! A huge scalp for Andrea!

Sergius
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:06 AM
All these mugs getting wins over Sharapova thinking that theyre great. :rolleyes:

Aint nothing new Petko, Arn has a win over her too. :lol:

It's always nice to see someone's fans being gracious in defeat, you know :lol:

Setsuna.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:07 AM
Petko.:hearts: Great win.:yeah:

shrOOf
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:08 AM
:tape: some sharapova fans are so sensitive. :rolleyes: I think Maria really has bigger problems at the moment than Andreas dance. :o

mariavikafan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:08 AM
wow u r very passive aggressive. thats like me saying that kim was lucky to draw cornet in the 3rd round and not kvitova or petkovic. with the way kim played she would've lost.

don't worry we know him, he always says BS when it comes to Maria :lol: I think Maria would have play better against a better player but it's Maria of today, you do expect her to win and she fuck everything I think we are use to that.

Sp!ffy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:10 AM
It's always nice to see someone's fans being gracious in defeat, you know :lol:

Kiss my ass bitch. :kiss:

Ilikebigboobies
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:10 AM
:tape: some sharapova fans are so sensitive. :rolleyes: I think Maria really has bigger problems at the moment than Andreas dance. :o

Yes. One big problem is that joke of a hoop player Sasha. The other, and biggest, is her personality. You know what they say: Ugly on the outside, uglier on the inside.

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:11 AM
Sharapova fans deserve it after the way they carry on when she wins. :)

Petkovic could dance all night long and she'll still remain a random nobody to me :lol: But thanks for caring so much for delusional Mashabators. I feel being greatly admired by such comments :worship:

Anyway, Maria spraying UE left, right and centre was always destined to go out today. Nevermind though, time to move on and let's go Doha :cheer:

claypova
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:13 AM
fucking mess. stupid maria, oh yea let's bash the ball straight to Andrea instead off hitting the ball into the open court :hearts:

learn how to volley, learn how to serve. :help::help::help::help:

at least Andrea's interview lightened up the mood for me :sobbing: "If you're feeling down, do a dance :yeah:"

<Majmun>
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:13 AM
Congrats Andrea! So happy she won. At 5-1 in 2nd set i thought she wondered of mentaly, but she managed to wake up eventually.

FoxyliciousKhat
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:18 AM
Just woke up and in total shock. NO WORDS REALLY, AO is so over for me.

I lost Vika, Sveta and Maria. MEH!

Foxy

Sergius
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:19 AM
Kiss my ass bitch. :kiss:

Time heals all wounds, I always say it :hug:

MB.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:20 AM
Out with the old, in with the new.

Masha is never going to even get close to winning a slam. These newcomers; Jovanovski, Kvitova, Petkovic is what the WTA will be all about in the future.

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:21 AM
Time heals all wounds, I always say it :hug:

No, it doesn't given the fact how many times I read about the Henin/Serena balderdash in Rome all those years ago :lol:

Sp!ffy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:23 AM
Sharapova fans deserve it after the way they carry on when she wins. :)

Yes. The way we gloat when she beats Tanasugarn, Razzano, Capri, Arvidson. :cool:

Gadis Desa
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:23 AM
Petkovic's dance

http://i55.tinypic.com/vz7zsx.gif

Ballbasher
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:23 AM
Maria. :bigcry: :o :hug:
Andrea congrats! ;)

CillyUltra
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:38 AM
:tape: some sharapova fans are so sensitive. :rolleyes:
:hug:

TennisFan66
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:58 AM
I could now start posting like madmax and vikapower would, if it'd be a turned table, but I won't. Congrats to Petkovic. I hope she didn't do the dance :tape:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:59 AM
LAUGHABLE!!! :rolls:

Nothing wrong with her dance cos Maria had already left the court! A huge scalp for Andrea!

This....

:tape: some sharapova fans are so sensitive. :rolleyes: I think Maria really has bigger problems at the moment than Andreas dance. :o

...and this.

Vodkapova
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:01 AM
Expected. :lol:

bandabou
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:03 AM
Total destruction. After 2 years of recovering, I think..it's time to face up the truth: Maria's done as a GS-contender. Might win some MM tourney here or there, but as a major contender..DONE!

Marco Fernandes
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:04 AM
Best result so far of the Open. Suck that Sharapova you overated garbage tennis player. :banana:

AO 1R Wozniacki def Gisela Dulko 6-3 6-4

Olórin
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:05 AM
Oh dear.

Stevecw
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:11 AM
Andrea :woohoo: What a big win, so happy for her :)
Love her game and personality, and hope she can raise the game even more now and beat Na :yeah:

terjw
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:11 AM
Andrea :hearts: Great game and great personality.

Her on-court interview. :lol:

"Don't listen to your parents and you'll end up in Rod Laver Arena."

:lol: WD Andrea. Only saw the last 3 games. This AO is really becoming interesting. And on her advice - well the Eurosport analysts in the studio quickly said that's terrible advice but a fun interview. :lol:

TuxedoSlam
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:15 AM
Kinda expected. Too bad I couldn't watch this match. WD Andrea.

Spiritof42
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:17 AM
Only saw the last few games because I was watching the much more compelling match on Hisense, but Sharapova's performance was quite a letdown. Expected more after her win over Görges. You could see Petkovic was tightening up towards the end (her first serves were looking pretty soft), but it was a bit too late to mount a comeback.

Anyway, well done to Andra on reaching her first slam QF. :yeah:

Adal
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:17 AM
That was awful, except for like 2 games. Her game is just absent for most of the matches these days. Her fighting spirit is still there though, but you can't win only on that.

At least she's got some points and will move up in the rankings. And 4R is not too bad for Maria these days. Pretty sad though that her standards have dropped so low over these past 2 years.

Looks like we're in for a boring Clijsters - Wozniacki final. When will WTA be fun again?

madmax
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:21 AM
That was awful, except for like 2 games. Her game is just absent for most of the matches these days. Her fighting spirit is still there though, but you can't win only on that.

At least she's got some points and will move up in the rankings. And 4R is not too bad for Maria these days. Pretty sad though that her standards have dropped so low over these past 2 years.

Looks like we're in for a boring Clijsters - Wozniacki final. When will WTA be fun again?

hopefully Na will prevent us from this pushfest and will save this tournament now - tennis needs her to win for attacking style to shine again

Safe-From-Harm
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:22 AM
Yes!

tennis-insomniac
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:23 AM
Maria's upset in GS these days are like Burritos, you can have it regularly and easy to finish.

*Jool*
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:32 AM
:tape:

congrats Petko ! :hatoff:

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:36 AM
PETKORAZZI :bowdown:


omfg, so so so so so happy with this!!!! First Slam quarterfinal, I fucking knew all she needed was one good slam result to throw off her mental shackles, and NY was it! Well on her way to be a top 20 at least. 8-1 this year and some good wins!

SoClose
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:38 AM
:lol:

Sharapova is still richer than Serena :bigwave:

Sassy-Na
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:39 AM
too many UEs, maria. :hug:

Dodoboy.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:39 AM
Andy :yeah:

Mistress of Evil
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:42 AM
Embarrassment :o

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:50 AM
Somebody needs to take a look at some of the players in their sig :spit:

they dont understand reason! :happy: its like a mystery to them! they're the person who called Marion a 'fucking nobody' because she doesnt have a slam and he had like 15 slamless players in his sig :haha:

VishaalMaria
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:55 AM
It's a shame Maria didn't give much more of an effort!

This match was so key for her to finally breaking the 4th round mould she's gotten herself into it these past couple of years

And it makes me think, had Venus not injured herself......:( well, woulda, coulda, shoulda!

Only one hope left now: Franny! And if not her, then Na Li.

Mary Cherry.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:56 AM
Some seeeerious bitterness in this thread :tape:

Wish I saw the post-match interview, Petkorazzi is a delightful character :bounce:

DragonFlame
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:05 AM
expected. How people would think sharapova was gonna beat li na is beyond me. :tape:

Vodkapova
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:05 AM
This thread has more posts than the second-longest women's match thread. Maria. :worship:

L'Enfant Sauvage
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:10 AM
hopefully Na will prevent us from this pushfest and will save this tournament now - tennis needs her to win for attacking style to shine again

:rocker2:

Sammo
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:11 AM
That was so expected! :lol: Now win it all Petkorazzi! :woohoo:

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:17 AM
they dont understand reason! :happy: its like a mystery to them! they're the person who called Marion a 'fucking nobody' because she doesnt have a slam and he had like 15 slamless players in his sig :haha:

"Well she is a nobody not only cause she has no slams, she also has bad looks."


the bad rep from him :sobbing::hysteric:

Huntress55
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:18 AM
Maria :(

young_gunner913
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:29 AM
:rolls: Called it.

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:43 AM
*sadface*

Break My Rapture
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:56 AM
Sigh awful play from Maria. She was too passive, gave too much chances to Petkovic.
And then she starts getting her game together and launches a comeback but she can't keep her focus to save her life, should've at least made Petko work for it instead of gifting it with errors, the chance was definitely there to come back. :o

AcesHigh
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:59 AM
hopefully Na will prevent us from this pushfest and will save this tournament now - tennis needs her to win for attacking style to shine again

You mean brainless tennis?

Was hoping Maria would save the world from Na Li. Hopefully Petkovic is up to it.

Matt01
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:59 AM
:dance: :dance: :dance:

Claycourter
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:00 PM
Boring match. Maria was awful. Na Li will roast Petkomug in straights so we won't have to suffer through her awful dance again.

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:03 PM
First time I agree on something with CC :lol: It's been a strange ol' week :haha:

BlameSerena
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:04 PM
Not surprised. Petkovic has been in form and Maria has been inconsistent at best. :shrug:

Slutati
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:04 PM
Fucking useless. Maria is just your average top 20 player now. :sad: Shame she couldn't lose to a lovable, kind, sweet German like Goerges instead of this absolutely obnoxious one. :rolleyes: Pathetic!

Calypso
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:34 PM
Poor Masha, and a great result for Andrea.

Curcubeu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:42 PM
Andrea! It's good to see a German tennis player heading the Top 20 again! :hug:

Vincey!
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:46 PM
I'm not surprised by this :shrug: It's sad though cuz Maria is clearly putting the effort to get better but she still have things to work on! Well GoodLuck in your next tournment ;)

WozTakesAll
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:52 PM
Sad, i was hoping for a Wazniacki vs. Sharapova match in this tournament. The 2 best looking girls ;)

hankqq
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:11 PM
:eek: :lol: I thought Petkovic might trouble Sharapova but I didn't expect such a beatdown! :tape: :o :unsure: Some of Maria's errors were really embarrassing.

Jajaloo
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:21 PM
Oh dear.

gmak
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:23 PM
no comments :rolleyes: :help: :o :sad:

alfonsojose
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:23 PM
Maria :hug: Who cares about the AO. Roland Garros 2011 is yours :angel: :p ... Noooo :tears: :sobbing: She's done :shrug:

Shinjiro
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:31 PM
Fucking useless. Maria is just your average top 20 player now. :sad: Shame she couldn't lose to a lovable, kind, sweet German like Goerges instead of this absolutely obnoxious one. :rolleyes: Pathetic!

that I definitely agree with :hearts: :sad:

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:04 PM
embarrassing

égalité
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:25 PM
Not surprising :o

rucolo
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:29 PM
That was VERY weak from Maria!:sad::help::o

The shoulder injury destroyed her career.

First Grand Slam QF for Andrea!:eek::worship:

Now beat Li, please!!!

Fucking useless. Maria is just your average top 20 player now. :sad:

Sad but true.:tears:

P_Fer
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:54 PM
Pathetic.

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:55 PM
they dont understand reason! :happy: its like a mystery to them! they're the person who called Marion a 'fucking nobody' because she doesnt have a slam and he had like 15 slamless players in his sig :haha:

:rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:58 PM
Still hasn't made a slam QF outside clay in over 3 years.

Craig.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:58 PM
Still hasn't made a slam QF outside clay in over 3 years.

Thanks for the reminder reetard, what would we do without you? :bowdown:

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:01 PM
Still hasn't made a slam QF outside clay in over 3 years.

which probably means her next Nike contract will be for just 90 mill instead of 100.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:07 PM
what would we do without you? :bowdown:

Probably not be as overly defensive to a simple observation.

Viktymise
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:12 PM
Haven't seen any of this yet but from what I've seen of Sharapova this tournament I think it's safe to say that the damage done to her game since the shoulder surgery is irreversible, and right now it's more of a question of how long she's willing to settle for an also-ran rather than a champion, or even a legitimate contender.

brickhousesupporter
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:13 PM
http://www.gifsoup.com/view1/1794736/whatever-man-o.gif

tennis-insomniac
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:15 PM
Probably not be as overly defensive to a simple observation.

Where's your sig ? :confused:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:18 PM
Where's your sig ? :confused:

Well now that Venus's AO is over, I turned it off till I get a new one :p. Since Olivia already took my nadal picture, I will have to find something else :rolleye:

NeoZod19
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:22 PM
Maria needs to work much harder with her new coach if she wants to have a better achievement from this point on. Based on last night's match, she has played many many night matches and I've never seen her playing BAD night matches. Anything what she has done and accomplished does not seems to be a FACTOR any more, IMO.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:23 PM
lol, I thought Maria was winning the tournament.

I still thought she'd win when she got it back to 5-3. But that was awful :rolls:

tennis-insomniac
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:24 PM
Well now that Venus's AO is over, I turned it off till I get a new one :p. Since Olivia already took my nadal picture, I will have to find something else :rolleye:

I like the Vee one, it's kinda funny :lol:

cellophane
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:25 PM
http://www.gifsoup.com/view1/1794736/whatever-man-o.gif

:spit:

rada
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:28 PM
Yay well done Andrea you rock!

dynamoRockstarr
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:47 PM
Damn Masha.

I thought Maria would win after Venus had to retire, but also knew she was out of sorts still...

Good job Petkovic :yeah:

hotandspicey
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:05 PM
Andrea!! :woohoo: :bounce: :dance:
Adios, Pova. Go get married and have some babies, 'cause your slam days are over.

Le Tenisse
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:05 PM
Petkovic is sooooo playing like a top 15 for quite some time now , but she doesnt have consistency at times. If she could have 4/5 tourneys like this she should be quite high on the ranks. It reminds me a little bit to Golovin´s evolution. But, without the injuries of course. GL to her. To both,if Tati will ever return again.

Belmont Lad
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:26 PM
Oh Maria, really thought you would bring something better in this encounter. :(:o:fiery:

Roookie
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:32 PM
I only watched a couple of games of the first set but that was awful tennis from Maria. Such a great chance to make the QFs.

Jelena, Justine, Ana, Venus and Maria out and Kim playing terrible. I hate this slam :sobbing:

matty
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:33 PM
Not every one can be perfect all the time--i think some people expect too much of Sharapova--and of many of the players--they all have slumps. They are not super-human. Try being a Hantuchova or Dokic fan--now that's disappointment.

MechWarrior2k
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:33 PM
I'm sorry but Petkovic is a maggot that's all there is to it. Her little dance just kills me. It's the most obnoxious shit ever.


And your faves' fist-pumping (Ana) and banshee screaming (Maria) is what then?

matty
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the reminder reetard, what would we do without you? :bowdown:

Probably not be as overly defensive to a simple observation.

:lol:

cn ireland
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:44 PM
Oh Maria:sobbing:

She played better from 1-5 down in the 2nd set but it was too little too late:(.

And that FH was terrible:(!!

Congrats to Andrea on reaching her 1st GS QF!

Serenita
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:46 PM
And your faves' fist-pumping (Ana) and banshee screaming (Maria) is what then?
:lol:
Not that your faves are any better.

Lunaticalm
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:59 PM
I am surprised by this. But I am more surprised, pleasantly surprised with Petkorazzi's brilliant performance. Auf wiedersehen Maria lol.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:00 PM
And your faves' fist-pumping (Ana) and banshee screaming (Maria) is what then?

Says the Azarenka fan.

Viktymise
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:00 PM
4 straight 4th round losses for Maria.

RG was a 3rd round loss.

SoClose
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:15 PM
Serena fans need to get a life !!! They re so annoying!! :o :o :o

Steff_forever
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:24 PM
Not every one can be perfect all the time--i think some people expect too much of Sharapova--and of many of the players--they all have slumps. They are not super-human. Try being a Hantuchova or Dokic fan--now that's disappointment.
:yeah:

Smitten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:40 PM
4 straight 4th round losses for Maria.

She lost in the 3R of RG.

Anyway. I expected her to win this match. A bit embarrassing to only get 5 games to Petkovic. Really if she just made balls at the end Andrea would have played to type and choked it away.

bandabou
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:42 PM
Not every one can be perfect all the time--i think some people expect too much of Sharapova--and of many of the players--they all have slumps. They are not super-human. Try being a Hantuchova or Dokic fan--now that's disappointment.

And that's the thing...Maria's getting all the hype, yet her results in the last two years have been pretty much Hantuchova or Dokic-like. Time to smell the roses: Maria's pretty much done as a credible contender.

Craig.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:43 PM
And that's the thing...Maria's getting all the hype, yet her results in the last two years have been pretty much Hantuchova or Dokic-like. Time to smell the roses: Maria's pretty much done as a credible contender.

She's actually winning matches unlike those two though...not as many as she'd like, but...

Smitten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:53 PM
And that's the thing...Maria's getting all the hype, yet her results in the last two years have been pretty much Hantuchova or Dokic-like. Time to smell the roses: Maria's pretty much done as a credible contender.

Dokic like is completely unfounded considering Maria has titles on her ranking, a Tier I F, and top 20 slam results (R3 R4 R4 R4).

Dokic is in a far dire state.

John.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:01 PM
:o Maria that was awful :help:

Andrea :yeah: GL in the QF

V-MAC
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:18 PM
So after Vee had to retire, I was supporting Maria and Vika and both lose promptly in their next matches:( Perhaps I should start supporting Kim now:p

matthias
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:23 PM
So after Vee had to retire, I was supporting Maria and Vika and both lose promptly in their next matches:( Perhaps I should start supporting Kim now:p
no, please support Wozniacki and Radwanska fom now on :cool:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:26 PM
So after Vee had to retire, I was supporting Maria and Vika and both lose promptly in their next matches:( Perhaps I should start supporting Kim now:p

Kim, Wozniacki and Zvonereva please :hug:

PLP
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:32 PM
Come on guys. Are you really surprised? Most serious tennis followers (like me) knew Petkovic was going to beat Maria. At the very least, you should have known Andrea had an excellent chance. The corporate world continues to throws money at Maria despite the fact that she clearly ain't what she was. It's been over 3 years since Maria's won a slam and even the lower ranked players believe they can beat her now. Nobody fears Maria Sharapova anymore.

Can't blame 'Coach Mike' for this. Now, what?

Let's say that's true...it's still would have been nice of Maria to show up.
It literally seemed like she was throwing the match until 1-5 in the 2nd.
I am happy for Andrea, truly, but Maria showed flashes of brilliance in the past week and I at least expected her to get the ball back.

On the positive side, this is progress, much better than last years first rd exit...I still think Maria will get back into the top 10 by Wimbledon.

hurricanejeanne
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:35 PM
It's frustrating, but at least Pova didn't lose in the first round. :shrug:

Ryan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:41 PM
Yikes. Can't say I'm not surprised Andrea won, because she's been playing well to start the year. But the scoreline and description definitely surprises me - surprised Maria went down so tamely. Her ground strokes are nothing compared to what they were 2 years ago, and everything in her game has regressed a notch or two. Hope she can turn it around.


Beat Li, somehow, Petko.

Joe.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:20 PM
So fucking bad.:o

Petkovic- i hate her.

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:27 PM
Everyone suddenly hates Petkovic, I wonder why! :dance:

Corswandt
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:10 PM
I knew Martha was screwed when supporting her became ironic cool. :o

Regardless of what the cool, .GIF farming kids seem to think, it's time for old time Mashabators such as myself to face the truth. And the TRUTH is fucking UGLY, man - as Laura Miller would say.

Credit to Petkovic for not letting Martha's late BS "hit and hope" surge when against the ropes get to her.