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atominside
May 1st, 2011, 11:11 AM
:rolleyes:

joćo.
May 1st, 2011, 11:13 AM
Stupid tournament with no livestreams :hysteric: :hysteric: :hysteric:

Arantxa well done for taking a set but 3481239 DFs :rolleyes: still not winning these matches...
Maria losing a set :help: but picked it up. First match on clay and not many DFs :)
GL next round!

Craig.
May 1st, 2011, 11:13 AM
Let's put that first set down to rust, hmm?

Improve please.

Marchino!
May 1st, 2011, 11:13 AM
Maria!!!!!!!!! :worship: :bounce: :woohoo: :hearts:


Good luck in R2! I don't mind if you needed 3 sets, you won and that is the most important thing girl!

dusan993
May 1st, 2011, 11:13 AM
Great job for Maria, hope she will do better in next round :)
Aran :hug:

atominside
May 1st, 2011, 11:14 AM
God, thought i gave her a jinx yikes

MiiMo
May 1st, 2011, 11:14 AM
What a slow start from Maria... What did happen ? Did anyone see the match ?
Noticed the serve was okay as she commited only 3 DF in the entire match and got served 74% 1st serves.
Can anyone tell me about how both played ?

Steven.
May 1st, 2011, 11:14 AM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkdsb9Su5W1qfxa72.gif

Jane Lane
May 1st, 2011, 11:14 AM
2 hours against Rus :spit::happy: Cow on ice has returned.

Hian
May 1st, 2011, 11:14 AM
Masha :hearts:
This Rus always makes a 3-sets battle, but she always loses :lol:

MBM
May 1st, 2011, 11:15 AM
It's fine, it's clay!

claypova
May 1st, 2011, 11:15 AM
cowpova :o

Shafanovic.
May 1st, 2011, 11:15 AM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lia1f9YPuh1qgf8zgo1_500.gif

A win is a win.

The Witch-king
May 1st, 2011, 11:15 AM
Thank god I thought she was going to have to serve for it twice

atominside
May 1st, 2011, 11:16 AM
Her 2nd serve held up :shrug:

MaruSharapova
May 1st, 2011, 11:16 AM
Yes!

Craig.
May 1st, 2011, 11:17 AM
Her 2nd serve held up :shrug:

Useless as hell though.

VIKA?
May 1st, 2011, 11:17 AM
Ohmy long match! Masha was a mess and Rus was playing kinda well in the first set but then she was worse than Maria and Maria started to play a bit better but I don't see her going far in this tournament. Anyway well done:yeah:

Sergius
May 1st, 2011, 11:18 AM
Such a match against Rus :spit:
waiting for the excuses :oh:

TheBoiledEgg
May 1st, 2011, 11:18 AM
Masha a 3 set win with only a handful of DF's :bigclap:

Craig.
May 1st, 2011, 11:19 AM
Such a match against Rus :spit:
waiting for the excuses :oh:

...

Andy.
May 1st, 2011, 11:19 AM
Good to see Masha pull through after no doubt having some first match rust. Even down a set you can never count her out.

Noctis
May 1st, 2011, 11:19 AM
first match tend to be messy

Maria Croft
May 1st, 2011, 11:20 AM
Well, a win is a win I guess ;)

goldlion
May 1st, 2011, 11:20 AM
It's all about winning - the end justifies the means

At least she has the chance to win while the loser doesn't

A-Bond
May 1st, 2011, 11:21 AM
Excited to see how she will play against (hopefully) Wickmayer :) At least she won, last year she lost 1R.

Reptilia
May 1st, 2011, 11:22 AM
First match on clay:shrug: Step it up!

Raz0r
May 1st, 2011, 11:22 AM
3 sets? Tsk.

Sharapovian
May 1st, 2011, 11:23 AM
Slow start, but in the end a win is a win :)

madmax
May 1st, 2011, 11:24 AM
Such a match against Rus :spit:
waiting for the excuses :oh:

a month long layoff sounds like a good explanation for me...plus Rus was serving out of her skin in the first set

propi
May 1st, 2011, 11:24 AM
Congrats Marķa :bounce:
May you grab a bunch of helpful ranking points in this tournament :yeah:

Kampi
May 1st, 2011, 11:25 AM
Phew, thank god Maria. Maybe the typical clay adopting kind of probs we all know in terms of her (cow on ice blabala), together with a little bit of rust. Anyway, first step taken.

Mynarco
May 1st, 2011, 11:26 AM
Losing a set to Rus is never good.

goldlion
May 1st, 2011, 11:28 AM
Losing a set to Rus is never good.

But winning 2 is :rolleyes:

Andy.
May 1st, 2011, 11:28 AM
Losing a set to Rus is never good.
Its a good thing she won the other two then :rolleyes: Seriously were people expecting GOATPOVA after a bit of a lay off and on clay. Do people remember her first round at IW? I doubt this match will have a bit baring on this tournament or her clay court season.

Steven.
May 1st, 2011, 11:29 AM
3 sets? Tsk.

It seems like all of the top players, bar Vika, has struggled in their R1 match so far so it's hard to say how the rest of the season will pan out.

Cherry.
May 1st, 2011, 11:30 AM
Its a good thing she won the other two then :rolleyes: Seriously were people expecting GOATPOVA after a bit of a lay off and on clay. Do people remember her first round at IW? I doubt this match will have a bit baring on this tournament or her clay court season.
This.

Jane Lane
May 1st, 2011, 11:32 AM
It seems like all of the top players, bar Vika, has struggled in their R1 match so far so it's hard to say how the rest of the season will pan out.

Dulko and Patty >>>>>>>>> Rus.

Just putting that out there.

Winnerpova.
May 1st, 2011, 11:33 AM
Masha :worship: next Wicma :scared:

Mashabator
May 1st, 2011, 11:45 AM
:cheer:

VIKA?
May 1st, 2011, 11:47 AM
7h5t0YWYOzw

goldenlox
May 1st, 2011, 11:48 AM
I hope they start streaming for round 2. I want to see Maria-Yanina/Katya

nniels
May 1st, 2011, 11:49 AM
Dulko and Patty >>>>>>>>> Rus.
Just putting that out there.

Are you sure? :p Cuz Arantxa beat Patty in straights at Fed Cup :p

Aran really needs to start winning three-setters :o

Steven.
May 1st, 2011, 11:50 AM
Dulko and Patty >>>>>>>>> Rus.

Just putting that out there.

What can you expect after a layoff of a month? Especially on her first clay match for the year. I know Masha isn't as bad on clay as what is implied by people but it's definitely not her favourite surface. :shrug: Outside a few mini-chokes, she regrouped for the second set and won the match and that's all that matters.

Everyone else has had practice in other tournaments.

claypova
May 1st, 2011, 11:50 AM
7h5t0YWYOzw

thankyou :)

A-Bond
May 1st, 2011, 11:52 AM
Rus' Handshake :lol:

perseus2006
May 1st, 2011, 12:02 PM
Rus was just a little crabby for the handshake! She obviously can't stand to look at Pova...

Mistress of Evil
May 1st, 2011, 12:05 PM
I will take it :sobbing:

HRHoliviasmith
May 1st, 2011, 12:06 PM
wow @ that handshake. just rude. :lol: :o

!VamosRafa!
May 1st, 2011, 12:10 PM
3 sets vs Rus and you lost the 1st set 6-2:help:

Andy.
May 1st, 2011, 12:11 PM
7h5t0YWYOzw
Classy from Rus at the end :rolleyes:

doooma6816
May 1st, 2011, 12:17 PM
A win is a win. Slow start, but it was her first match on clay. one ace, 3 df...74% serve in...and she still lost a set...I think those serves weren't fast...But great that she won, next Wickamyer? it'll be tough.

The Witch-king
May 1st, 2011, 12:32 PM
wow @ that handshake. just rude. :lol: :o

She's like "I can't believe I lost to this mug":lol:

fouc
May 1st, 2011, 12:38 PM
7h5t0YWYOzw

where did u get it, there was a livestream? :eek:

Juju Nostalgique
May 1st, 2011, 12:47 PM
How in hell did this girl get a WC here? :weirdo: :smash: :weirdo:

Kitten63
May 1st, 2011, 12:48 PM
Too bad she lost a set but a win is a win and I'm sure she'll do better in her next match.

Masha :yeah:

Mikey.
May 1st, 2011, 12:50 PM
goat :lol:

eck
May 1st, 2011, 12:54 PM
:lol: @ Rus' reaction. :lol:

cn ireland
May 1st, 2011, 12:58 PM
Nice win after a slow start:).

Hian
May 1st, 2011, 01:04 PM
Who this Rus thinks to be :spit:

s_j
May 1st, 2011, 01:08 PM
What did Maria say to the umpire??

!VamosRafa!
May 1st, 2011, 01:22 PM
Ma$ha...well this was kinda expected,but please improve!
Only 3 double faults :eek:

joćo.
May 1st, 2011, 01:24 PM
I don't know what's so bad about the handshake, she wasn't even rude imo. She just didn't smile or compliment the opponent but since when is that required anyway and considering she just lost in 3 sets she's probably not feeling super nice at that moment. You make it look like she simply ignored it or something... jeez. :rolleyes:

How in hell did this girl get a WC here? :weirdo: :smash: :weirdo:

Um, she did take a set out of 3x Grand Slam champ Maria Sharapova? :rolleyes: She's a young player to look out for that has been stepping it up this year and may have a big breakthrough at any tournament.

Who this Rus thinks to be :spit:

Um, what? She's a tennis player? I don't get what you're trying to hint.

MiiMo
May 1st, 2011, 01:28 PM
Don't forget she had to deal with a left-handed player as a first match on clay. Happy she won !

HRHoliviasmith
May 1st, 2011, 01:42 PM
I don't know what's so bad about the handshake, she wasn't even rude imo. She just didn't smile or compliment the opponent but since when is that required anyway and considering she just lost in 3 sets she's probably not feeling super nice at that moment. You make it look like she simply ignored it or something... jeez. :rolleyes:


Um, she did take a set out of 3x Grand Slam champ Maria Sharapova? :rolleyes: She's a young player to look out for that has been stepping it up this year and may have a big breakthrough at any tournament.


Um, what? She's a tennis player? I don't get what you're trying to hint.

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

DragonFlame
May 1st, 2011, 01:54 PM
You just keep wondering when Rus will finally break through one of these matches. It“s disheartening but she“s on the right track. I just hope she starts taking these matches sooner then later. :(

Huntress55
May 1st, 2011, 01:59 PM
Well she won so yay Maria :D

cellophane
May 1st, 2011, 02:15 PM
What a cow :hearts:

18majors
May 1st, 2011, 02:18 PM
Maria is good at 3-set matches!

Vikapower
May 1st, 2011, 02:36 PM
Good match for you Maria and for your 1st. clay match of the season... :yeah:

And ROFL at the people criticizing a 3 time slam champ who is just getting accustomed to the red clay and played a good 2hr. match to heat up the machine... :rolls: This is just a 1st. round match. Next. ;)

Belmont Lad
May 1st, 2011, 03:13 PM
First match on clay, I'm happy with the three set win. :hearts:

!VamosRafa!
May 1st, 2011, 03:23 PM
Maria is good at 3-set matches!

6-0 in 3 set matches this year:bounce:

Paris75
May 1st, 2011, 03:32 PM
great stats on serve indeed! Really happy she fought hard after the first set loss.

But it seems she still have to improve a lot to become a real contender for the big clay tournaments.
Good luck in R2 :)

gmak
May 1st, 2011, 03:43 PM
Maria :yeah: :D
still a bit rusty but better than last year :p

CrossCourt~Rally
May 1st, 2011, 03:45 PM
Bambi :yeah: ;)

doooma6816
May 1st, 2011, 03:46 PM
6-0 in 3 set matches this year:bounce:

:worship: Queen of three-setter.:drool:

MiiMo
May 1st, 2011, 03:48 PM
:worship: Queen of three-setter.:drool:

THIS and her serve sometimes. Hell no Sharapova became Dementiepova :rolleyes:

18majors
May 1st, 2011, 03:52 PM
THIS and her serve sometimes. Hell no Sharapova became Dementiepova :rolleyes:

Please, no Dementieva here!

delicatecutter
May 1st, 2011, 03:56 PM
Losing a set to Rus. :spit:

Break My Rapture
May 1st, 2011, 04:25 PM
Got the W, that's what matters at this point in her clay season.

Elwin.
May 1st, 2011, 05:18 PM
Aran :hug:
Tough 3 set losses lately against Safina,Rezai and Masha.

Roookie
May 1st, 2011, 06:12 PM
Why Bambi? :lol:

Congrats Masha :yeah:

LCS
May 1st, 2011, 06:19 PM
Aran :o

Maria :hysteric:

Rus is definatly taking it to the next level. Three sets against Safina and now against Maria. She'll soon crack the top 50.

CR3WLFC
May 1st, 2011, 06:25 PM
Rus is very unlucky with her draws.....

Stonerpova
May 1st, 2011, 06:41 PM
Expected some rust after a month off, and the first set was sloppy, but she buckled down and came out with the W. She has yet to lose a 3-setter this year. Well done, Mash.

ce
May 1st, 2011, 07:02 PM
:sobbing:
Maria on clay :inlove:

Marchino!
May 1st, 2011, 07:07 PM
Losing a set to Rus. :spit:

Losing to Queen Beth on clay...:spit:

pokey camp
May 1st, 2011, 07:21 PM
Maria is good at 3-set matches!
That's an understatement. :lol:

She has the best 3 set record (http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/life_3set_sgl.pdf) of any active player. 3rd best all-time behind Evert and Steffi. :cool:

Vincey!
May 1st, 2011, 07:22 PM
First match on clay ending as a win? I'll take that!!! :D Awesome Keept improving tho ;)

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 1st, 2011, 08:17 PM
RG'11 winner y'all.

Ryusuke Tenma
May 1st, 2011, 08:31 PM
Let's put that first set down to rust, hmm?

Improve please.
I think we can safely say she lost that opening set because she sucks :wavey:

Craig.
May 1st, 2011, 08:32 PM
I think we can safely say she lost that opening set because she sucks :wavey:

OK.

Break My Rapture
May 1st, 2011, 08:38 PM
I think we can safely say she lost that opening set because she sucks :wavey:
You fail so epicly at these shades. :lol:

Ferg
May 1st, 2011, 08:42 PM
I think we can safely say she lost that opening set because she sucks :wavey:

3 Slams >>> 0 slams

MiiMo
May 1st, 2011, 09:58 PM
I think we can safely say she lost that opening set because she sucks :wavey:

Say whatever you want but Maria got 3 slams, Caroline got nothing. OH, no, she got 3 New Haven's titles. MY GOD.

Pops Maellard
May 1st, 2011, 11:29 PM
Oh well, she won. :D