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madmax
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:24 PM
So we have a rejuvenated talented shotmaker Sharapova climbing up the ranking ladder at last and reaching her first big final since AO in 2008...then we have another hugely talented ballstriker in Vika Azarenka, who is finally getting her game together and will play yet another russian Zvonareva in the semifinal. Fair to say russians are finally getting their act together and are ready to dominate the tour again...
Let's toast:rocker2:

fifty-fifty
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:28 PM
So we have a rejuvenated talented shotmaker Sharapova climbing up the ranking ladder at last and reaching her first big final since AO in 2008...then we have another hugely talented ballstriker in Vika Azarenka, who is finally getting her game together and will play yet another russian Zvonareva in the semifinal. Fair to say russians are finally getting their act together and are ready to dominate the tour again...
Let's toast:rocker2:


Vika's from Belarus.

Yes, Russians are doing better than last year. But so far, they have nothing to brag about.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:29 PM
Based on one tournament?

You could've atleast waited to see if this wasn't another Cincinnat-like flash in the pan where everyone creamed over how Pova was back(!!!1). As we all know, later she went on to get demolished by Wozniacki, outhit by Kimiko date and out-choked Vesnina, on her favourite surface.

Vartan
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:29 PM
:drool: wait until the Williamsova sisters are back!

edificio
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:30 PM
Poor Pavsy and Kleybanova. No respect, I tells ya.

madmax
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:32 PM
Poor Pavsy and Kleybanova. No respect, I tells ya.

these two are huge talents as well. I've no doubt they'll eventually find their way into TOP 10.

Ferg
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:32 PM
The Russians dominated the tour once?

Olórin
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:34 PM
So we have a rejuvenated talented shotmaker Sharapova climbing up the ranking ladder at last and reaching her first big final since AO in 2008...then we have another hugely talented ballstriker in Vika Azarenka, who is finally getting her game together and will play yet another russian Zvonareva in the semifinal. Fair to say russians are finally getting their act together and are ready to dominate the tour again...
Let's toast:rocker2:

:facepalm:

She's not in your Armada. And she'll be trying her best to beat the shit out of it.

Vartan
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:34 PM
The Russians dominated the tour once?

:secret: 2004.

RenaSlam.
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:35 PM
Nah. Bye.

edificio
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:35 PM
:secret: 2004.

So hard to believe that was seven years ago! :help:

joão.
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:35 PM
The Russians dominated the tour once?

http://www.ps3blog.net/wp-content/uploads/irony.gif

AcesHigh
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:41 PM
No....

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:54 PM
Based on one tournament?

You could've atleast waited to see if this wasn't another Cincinnat-like flash in the pan where everyone creamed over how Pova was back(!!!1). As we all know, later she went on to get demolished by Wozniacki, outhit by Kimiko date and out-choked Vesnina, on her favourite surface.

It was so 2010, we're in 2011 now:kiss:

oomph
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:57 PM
So we have a rejuvenated talented shotmaker Sharapova climbing up the ranking ladder at last and reaching her first big final since AO in 2008...then we have another hugely talented ballstriker in Vika Azarenka, who is finally getting her game together and will play yet another russian Zvonareva in the semifinal. Fair to say russians are finally getting their act together and are ready to dominate the tour again...
Let's toast:rocker2:

1. Vika is from Belarus.

2. Maria is not a talented shotmaker. :rolleyes: She just bullies people with groundstrokes until hitting a winner is inevitable. Shotmakers make difficult shots, wrongfoot opponents easily, hit winners when their opponent is in an offensive/neutral position, CAN PASS PEOPLE AT THE NET.

Ana is a good shotmaker. :)

Best example of a good shotmaker is Federer. Does Masha remind you of Federer in any way?

madmax
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:58 PM
Based on one tournament?

You could've atleast waited to see if this wasn't another Cincinnat-like flash in the pan where everyone creamed over how Pova was back(!!!1). As we all know, later she went on to get demolished by Wozniacki, outhit by Kimiko date and out-choked Vesnina, on her favourite surface.

I'm not sure if you are serious here, but Maria was sick like a dog during the fall season and her loss to Pusherniacki was her worst match ever, so the shame losing to such a lousy player coupled with sickness contributed to her downfall there. Now it's all different - she has her strokes back and the the only thing she needs now is some consistency on serve. Things are looking good as far as I'm concerned.

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:59 PM
1. Vika is from Belarus.

2. Maria is not a talented shotmaker. :rolleyes: She just bullies people with groundstrokes until hitting a winner is inevitable. Shotmakers make difficult shots, wrongfoot opponents easily, hit winners when their opponent is in an offensive/neutral position, CAN PASS PEOPLE AT THE NET.

Ana is a good shotmaker. :)

Best example of a good shotmaker is Federer. Does Masha remind you of Federer in any way?

And a greater choker.:wavey:

oomph
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:00 PM
And a greater choker.:wavey:

So? :devil:

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:12 PM
All of the Russians are ballbashing headcases.
They will not dominate the tour.
They are not good enough.

Sharapova a shotmaker? :haha: :haha:

She is not a shotmaker, she is a headcase ballbasher who hits the ball as hard as she can while trying to put the opponent off by screeching as loud as she can :tape:
Ugly to watch, ugly to hear :tape:

AcesHigh
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:14 PM
Ana is a good shotmaker. :)

I'm not sure if you are serious here, but Maria was sick like a dog during the fall season and her loss to Pusherniacki was her worst match ever, so the shame losing to such a lousy player coupled with sickness contributed to her downfall there. Now it's all different - she has her strokes back and the the only thing she needs now is some consistency on serve. Things are looking good as far as I'm concerned.

I don't know which one is more hilarious :sobbing:

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:16 PM
Wordlife, give us a break.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:19 PM
Wait till this 'Russian Armada' meets their ultimate slayer again.

http://i55.tinypic.com/vhb11h.jpg

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:25 PM
:lol:

oomph
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:34 PM
All of the Russians are ballbashing headcases.
They will not dominate the tour.
They are not good enough.

Sharapova a shotmaker? :haha: :haha:

She is not a shotmaker, she is a headcase ballbasher who hits the ball as hard as she can while trying to put the opponent off by screeching as loud as she can :tape:
Ugly to watch, ugly to hear :tape:

lol at masha being a headcase. :lol: And i would welcome it if your boyfriend could be a "ballbasher" for a while too, I'm sure he wouldn't get clowned 3 times in straights every time he reached a GS final. :lol:

I don't know which one is more hilarious :sobbing:

Ana is a good shotmaker you tool.

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Vartan
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:39 PM
:oh: really?

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BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:54 PM
:lol:

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:05 PM
Yeah, Russian Armada is definitely back, until they meet Caroline again :haha:

Caralenko
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:17 PM
What does this have to do with Sharapova?

Mary Cherry.
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:25 PM
On the other hand...



Kuznetsova :facepalm:

Le Tenisse
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:30 PM
Russians never left really. They are as dominant as spaniards are on menīs. Except they donīt have a number one, yet. But donīt fear, i have the feeling Vera will get her chance eventually.

MechWarrior2k
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:33 PM
2010 was a complete disaster for the (Bela)Russian Mafiettes. 2011 isn't looking that great either. Hope I'm wrong, but I don't think (Bela)Russia's hoisting any slams this year.

Marionated
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:40 PM
It was so 2010, we're in 2011 now:kiss:

Remind me- Who did Sharapova lose to in Indian Wells two weeks ago and what was the scoreline?

18majors
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:54 PM
It's a race to No. 1 between Vera and Maria, starting on Saturday, April 2, 2011.

gc-spurs
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:11 PM
1. Vika is from Belarus.

2. Maria is not a talented shotmaker. :rolleyes: She just bullies people with groundstrokes until hitting a winner is inevitable. Shotmakers make difficult shots, wrongfoot opponents easily, hit winners when their opponent is in an offensive/neutral position, CAN PASS PEOPLE AT THE NET.

Ana is a good shotmaker. :)

Best example of a good shotmaker is Federer. Does Masha remind you of Federer in any way?

Yes, they both give backhanded compliments from time to time.

What does this have to do with Sharapova?

:lol:

Vartan
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:14 PM
What does this have to do with Sharapova?

:rolleyes: bint, go online!

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:23 PM
Wait till this 'Russian Armada' meets their ultimate slayer again.

http://i55.tinypic.com/vhb11h.jpg


I don't want to laugh but this is to funny.

Foxy

HRHoliviasmith
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:30 AM
Wait till this 'Russian Armada' meets their ultimate slayer again.

http://i55.tinypic.com/vhb11h.jpg

just had to take you off ignore to laugh at this! :haha: :rolls: :haha: :hysteric: :haha: :sobbing:

okay you're back on again. :rolleyes:

miffedmax
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:37 AM
Actually, back in her prime, Masha used to paint the lines, and that's what made up for her average mobility and allowed her to compete with the top players. She was much more than just a ballbasher.

Volcana
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:38 AM
Maria is not a talented shotmaker. :rolleyes: She just bullies people with groundstrokes until hitting a winner is inevitable. Shotmakers make difficult shots, wrongfoot opponents easily, hit winners when their opponent is in an offensive/neutral position, CAN PASS PEOPLE AT THE NET. Bullying people with groundstrokes til you get an easy winner is a great way to win. Venus won her first four slams that way.

Ana is a good shotmaker. Chakvetadze? I wouldn't say that.

Raiden
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:00 AM
I'm not Russian but I agree with madmax that Vika is more or less part of the same shit.

After all, even today the Dutch (and German and I suspect others) name for Belarus is "White Russia" and the people are called "White Russians".

Shivank17
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:37 AM
1. Vika is from Belarus.

2. Maria is not a talented shotmaker. :rolleyes: She just bullies people with groundstrokes until hitting a winner is inevitable. Shotmakers make difficult shots, wrongfoot opponents easily, hit winners when their opponent is in an offensive/neutral position, CAN PASS PEOPLE AT THE NET.

Ana is a good shotmaker. :)

Best example of a good shotmaker is Federer. Does Masha remind you of Federer in any way?

:lol:
Maria is so damn better than Ana and we can see it so clearly now. :ras:
As per Federer,he is the GOAT,Tennis GOD,and he plays ATP. :rolleyes:
And Sharapova hits the best winners from neutral positions on WTA.

thegreendestiny
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:10 AM
I'm not Russian but I agree with madmax that Vika is more or less part of the same shit.

After all, even today the Dutch (and German and I suspect others) name for Belarus is "White Russia" and the people are called "White Russians".

Lol. Russia and Belarus are the same like Serbia and KosovoMontenegro. Btw, Sharapovs are from Belarus as well.

tea
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:30 AM
Far not everyone in Belarus would like it if you call them Russians. Maybe I'm just not informed well, but I'm not sure that she's good friends with any Russian tennis player. But she is with Poles (ok one of them is Dane). Not sure she'd like it that you're categorizing her as Russian.

But I don't want to spoil your celebrations, so :hatoff:

oomph
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:53 PM
Bullying people with groundstrokes til you get an easy winner is a great way to win. Venus won her first four slams that way.

Possible. She is still not that much of a shotmaker.

:lol:
Maria is so damn better than Ana and we can see it so clearly now. :ras:
As per Federer,he is the GOAT,Tennis GOD,and he plays ATP. :rolleyes:
And Sharapova hits the best winners from neutral positions on WTA.

Maria may be better than Ana, but she is not a better shotmaker. :rolleyes: I know that Ana is nothing before Federer but i think of Federer when i hear shotmaking, so I used him.

If I could be arsed, I would show you where she is incapable of passing people in obviously vulnerable positions. Ana is better at hitting behiund people, smarter at finishing. Masha is mostly just pounding people with doublebarrels.

AndreConrad
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:57 PM
The Soviet Union =/= Russia and it doesn't exist any longer so Victoria should not be included in the Russian ranks.

Serenita
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:04 PM
Based on one tournament?

You could've atleast waited to see if this wasn't another Cincinnat-like flash in the pan where everyone creamed over how Pova was back(!!!1). As we all know, later she went on to get demolished by Wozniacki, outhit by Kimiko date and out-choked Vesnina, on her favourite surface.
:lol:

oomph
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:11 PM
Well, not a bad point. :lol:

tonybotz
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:12 PM
sorry but i'm more russian than sharapova. she's about as russian as the edsel. girl grew up on american soil, eating american food- its time the ingrate realized she should be playing for the USA

backhandsmash
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:24 PM
Russians never left really. They are as dominant as spaniards are on menīs. Except they donīt have a number one, yet. But donīt fear, i have the feeling Vera will get her chance eventually.

That.

oomph
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:38 PM
sorry but i'm more russian than sharapova. she's about as russian as the edsel. girl grew up on american soil, eating american food- its time the ingrate realized she should be playing for the USA

So if you raise a dog in a stable it's a horse. :lol:

silverwhite
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:39 PM
I usually associate shotmakers with at least some semblance of variety but to each his own, I guess :lol:

Queenpova
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:46 AM
go RA

*Nefertiti*
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:22 AM
sorry but i'm more russian than sharapova. she's about as russian as the edsel. girl grew up on american soil, eating american food- its time the ingrate realized she should be playing for the USA

She is Russian, her parents and grand parents are Russians and she is going to play the Olympics. She is just living in US.

Why do Americans brings this "not Russian" a lot :rolleyes:

I spent most of my life in Kuwait but I am still Egyptian. I can't represent any other country and I think people who do that have no dignity at all.

gc-spurs
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:42 AM
sorry but i'm more russian than sharapova. she's about as russian as the edsel. girl grew up on american soil, eating american food- its time the ingrate realized she should be playing for the USA

Gotta love jerks who force identity onto others...

Steven.
Apr 2nd, 2011, 04:28 AM
So if you raise a dog in a stable it's a horse. :lol:

:lol::kiss:

Vee Williams
Apr 2nd, 2011, 12:44 PM
sorry but i'm more russian than sharapova. she's about as russian as the edsel. girl grew up on american soil, eating american food- its time the ingrate realized she should be playing for the USA

I sure hope not. I think it was Myskina who said that she didn't perceive Maria as a Russian, but she is not an American either.

Loungy
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:36 PM
Gotta love jerks who force identity onto others...
Quite. She identifies as Russian, has Russian citizenship. End of story.

LCS
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:36 PM
Russians never left really. They are as dominant as spaniards are on menīs. Except they donīt have a number one, yet. But donīt fear, i have the feeling Vera will get her chance eventually.

:facepalm: