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MiiMo
May 2nd, 2011, 02:17 PM
Cibulkova is qualified without playing because of Szavay's withdrwal whereas Maria just managed to win against Makarova in a quite tricky match 6/3 3/6 6/1. Maria was serving well but did some mistakes, espacially on her forehand. So I don't know. But I would go for Sharapova winning this in three, just like in 2008 Rome ! :bounce:

Pasta-Na
May 2nd, 2011, 02:19 PM
domi in 2

atominside
May 2nd, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Gonna be tough but i think maria's kick serve that she showed today is gonna be tough. Maria in 3

Feyd
May 2nd, 2011, 02:21 PM
Maria in 3 or Domi in 2. Usual deal really.

Vikapower
May 2nd, 2011, 02:27 PM
Maria's serve will be just already be too much for her younger opponent... Maria is really serving well and that will be quite important against an opponent with 0 reach...

Maria in 2.

TheBoiledEgg
May 2nd, 2011, 02:36 PM
last time they met on clay ......... Masha :help:
hopefully its closer this time

Welcome1
May 2nd, 2011, 02:36 PM
Unlike Rus and Makarova, Domi is a fighter. Not this time, Maria. I hope Domi will take it

!VamosRafa!
May 2nd, 2011, 02:39 PM
Cibulkova in 2,no doubt,maybe something like 61 63
:wavey: :hug: Masha

Hian
May 2nd, 2011, 02:40 PM
Go Bambipova :inlove:

doooma6816
May 2nd, 2011, 02:41 PM
I think Maria serve will be too much for Domi...of course if she serve well like today...some great kick serves..Domi is so small so it will be difficult for her.
And Makarova's serve is better than Dominika's.

I hope Masha in 2 or 3.

Lapaco
May 2nd, 2011, 02:41 PM
cow is getting soft draws again :lol:

doooma6816
May 2nd, 2011, 02:43 PM
cow is getting soft draws again :lol:

Yes Dominika is soft draw..:tape: Did you remember their last meeting on clay?

I hope Masha will make sweet revange.

madmax
May 2nd, 2011, 02:43 PM
Maria's serve is gonna fly over Cibulkova's head all the time:haha:
I don't know how she is gonna return it - Masha in 2

!VamosRafa!
May 2nd, 2011, 02:46 PM
lol...if she beat mugs like Rus and Makarova in 3 sets she wont beat Cibulkova in 2 for sure:rolleyes:
although when you look at it..Maria has had her revenge over a lot of players this year-Rezai,Safina,Peng,Petkovic....so hopefully Avengerpova can show up...She will only win if she plays superb and Cibulkova doesn't

poulao
May 2nd, 2011, 02:48 PM
Domi will probably get to her some how :lol:

Crux Squall
May 2nd, 2011, 02:50 PM
last time they met on clay ......... Masha :help:
hopefully its closer this time

She was not 100% energy in that match :(
I remember Maria's fighting in the end of that match :)

Topspin2
May 2nd, 2011, 02:55 PM
Sharapova in 3

goldenlox
May 2nd, 2011, 02:55 PM
I dont know what form Domi is in, but she is a much more accomplished clay courter than Rus or Makarova.
Nice draw so far, but Domi when on form, is a good clay courter.

Crux Squall
May 2nd, 2011, 02:57 PM
I dont know what form Domi is in, but she is a much more accomplished clay courter than Rus or Makarova.
Nice draw so far, but Domi when on form, is a good clay courter.

CIlbulkova is a kind of player Up and down in each match. So hard to say her form now

Andrew Laeddis
May 2nd, 2011, 02:59 PM
Probably Cibulkova :o Hopefully Maria proves me wrong

Shafanovic.
May 2nd, 2011, 03:02 PM
I will have no expectations just because of what happened 2 years ago. But as always, I want Maria to win. I say Maria in 2.

TheHangover
May 2nd, 2011, 03:07 PM
rg 09 :help:

!VamosRafa!
May 2nd, 2011, 03:13 PM
rg 09 :help:

yeah only this time Cibi will hold at 6-0 5-0:lol:

poulao
May 2nd, 2011, 03:21 PM
Maria will have to 'respect' Domi :haha:

Mistress of Evil
May 2nd, 2011, 03:24 PM
I want to believe that Claypova wins this in 3 :awww:

nicidle
May 2nd, 2011, 03:24 PM
Claypova aka Bambi gonna get her revenge.

poulao
May 2nd, 2011, 03:26 PM
Claypova aka Bambi gonna get her revenge.

Let's hope it'll be on TV :)

18majors
May 2nd, 2011, 03:27 PM
Win or lose, it will tell us how far Maria has advanced since 2009 French Open.

cn ireland
May 2nd, 2011, 03:47 PM
I want Maria to win this but I think it'll be Cibulkova in 3!

Mr.Sharapova
May 2nd, 2011, 04:54 PM
If Maria uses those Kick serves she used today its gonna be her who wins the match.

If Dominika gets her on the run, its gonna get ugly :sobbing:.

Slamniacki
May 2nd, 2011, 05:10 PM
party girl def cow on ice

Stonerpova
May 2nd, 2011, 05:11 PM
I voted Sharapova in three, but I think it'll be a tight two setter, something like 75 76.


If Cibulkova wants to win this, she's gotta do it in 2. Sharapova is 7-0 in three set matches this year.

18majors
May 2nd, 2011, 05:16 PM
Yes, it's a tell-tale sign once Maria wins one set, either first or second set.

Cherry.
May 2nd, 2011, 05:35 PM
Go Maria! :bounce:

MiiMo
May 2nd, 2011, 05:56 PM
Cibulkova is way too overrated in TF. Just, can anyone tell me what did she do this year ?

Sammo
May 2nd, 2011, 05:58 PM
Dominika in 2 something like 6-2 7-5

doomsday
May 2nd, 2011, 05:58 PM
Cibulkova is way too overrated in TF. Just, can anyone tell me what did she do this year ?

Who cares, it's better if Maria is the underlog here.:lol:

Sammo
May 2nd, 2011, 05:58 PM
Cibulkova is way too overrated in TF. Just, can anyone tell me what did she do this year ?

Defeat the world number 1?

18majors
May 2nd, 2011, 06:01 PM
Cibulkova is way too overrated in TF. Just, can anyone tell me what did she do this year ?

Cibulkova almost beat Azarenka at 2011 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. As you know, Azarenka beat Maria pretty handily at the final.

madmax
May 2nd, 2011, 06:08 PM
Cibulkova almost beat Azarenka at 2011 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. As you know, Azarenka beat Maria pretty handily at the final.

that's a good word you used here - almost...I remember Maria almost beating Fiona in Cincy final, unfortunately stat sheets won't reflect this alternative scenario

18majors
May 2nd, 2011, 06:13 PM
Azarenka has been playing incredible tennis since 2011 Sony Ericsson Open. She is the player to beat in any tournament nowadays.

Shinjiro
May 2nd, 2011, 06:13 PM
last time they met on clay ......... Masha :help:
hopefully its closer this timeDomi has gone from grinder to ballbasher since then, so it probably will.

Break My Rapture
May 2nd, 2011, 06:38 PM
Depends on if...
A) Domi continues her transformation to a brainless ballbasher totally not suited for the clay or reverts to her baseline grinding with which she defeated Maria in RG '09;
B) Maria serves as well as today. If she does, she has a good chance to win.

Break My Rapture
May 2nd, 2011, 06:40 PM
Cibulkova is way too overrated in TF. Just, can anyone tell me what did she do this year ?
Have you been living under a rock? She has defeated #1 (handily) and #2 on HC this year.

MiiMo
May 2nd, 2011, 06:47 PM
Defeat the world number 1?

I wouldn't call that a world number one personnally :)

MiiMo
May 2nd, 2011, 06:50 PM
Have you been living under a rock? She has defeated #1 (handily) and #2 on HC this year.

Talking about real achievments... and Zvonareva was nbr.3 :)

Stonerpova
May 2nd, 2011, 07:06 PM
Have you been living under a rock? She has defeated #1 (handily) and #2 on HC this year.

Didn't she lose her next matches in both tournaments? It's one thing to post a big win, another thing altogether to back it up. Cibulkova has yet to do that.

Hian
May 2nd, 2011, 07:31 PM
Bambipova :inlove:

DiogoP.
May 2nd, 2011, 07:37 PM
Masha in two , i hope :D

Marilyn Monheaux
May 2nd, 2011, 07:48 PM
Maria in 2. :cheer:

Craig.
May 2nd, 2011, 07:56 PM
Maria...somehow.

faboozadoo15
May 2nd, 2011, 08:00 PM
Maria knows how to beat Cibulkova on clay. She'll swing her out wide and hit kick serves till the cows come home (or whatever that expression is). If she continues to serve a high percentage, this match is hers. Hopefully she picks up her ground game a little bit though.

Sharapovian
May 2nd, 2011, 08:02 PM
Hopefully Maria.

Joelina
May 2nd, 2011, 08:04 PM
love both players, but Maria, please win this one!

Reptilia
May 3rd, 2011, 02:20 AM
This should be a good match. Pova has got to keep serving the way she did against Makarova. If she does, she has a good shot.

KBlade
May 3rd, 2011, 02:59 AM
I wouldn't make any judgement on this match from the 09' Roland Garros Quarter-final. Maria had played four, lengthy three-set matches in a row in her second tournament on return. If the serve is there, she should have too much for Cibulkova, but Cibulkova is tempermental, and the way she destroyed Wozniacki in Sydney earlier this year impressed me. Sharapova in two tough sets, maybe a tie-break.

Tweety Snape
May 3rd, 2011, 03:34 AM
Revengepova is out to get Domi. :devil:

Pops Maellard
May 3rd, 2011, 03:58 AM
Maria in 2. :yeah:

In The Zone
May 3rd, 2011, 03:59 AM
Cibulkova in 2. This time, she seals the double bagel.

aisha
May 3rd, 2011, 04:05 AM
:eek: I didn't realize these two played until I clicked on this thread.


I don't envision the Roland Garros massacre-like score of two years ago.
Cibulkova can be awfully tough, I think she'll win in two tight sets. :scared:

Amalgamate
May 3rd, 2011, 04:33 AM
Domi :cheer:

Chakvenus
May 3rd, 2011, 07:48 AM
I definitely think that this match is 50-50, but I think it's a bit much for Maria's fans to hope for her serve to be as effective and reliable as it was against Makarova against Domi in R3. In all honesty, when was the last tournament where her serve was consistently potent and reliable throughout? She's still prone to psychotic bursts of double-faults and subsequent issues even when it seemed she was getting into a groove. Many times she's fought through this, though, and either returned very well or dominated off the ground to compensate. Dominika's own serve is paltry, but sometimes her second serve is SO short that players are forced to come in quite close to the baseline to take a whack at it, and if she's able to retrieve (which she usually is, especially on clay) then it can cause trouble as the player would be forced to retreat backwards and awkwardly to try and recover. On top of that, Maria's movement on clay is 'legendary' in its own right, so that doesn't do her any favors. I cannot see ANY way for this match to be a repeat of RG 09, as Dominika's style has completely transformed into some crazed ballbasher formula. I just hope for a quality match!

Smitten
May 3rd, 2011, 08:01 AM
If Cibulkova was playing closer to a counterpuncher on the spectrum like RG 2009, this wouldn't be a discussion.

However, playing as a miniature ballbasher on Madrid clay is just going to play right into Martha's hands. Therefore, Sharapova will win.

C. Drone
May 3rd, 2011, 08:40 AM
Maria's serve is gonna fly over Cibulkova's head all the time:haha:
I don't know how she is gonna return it - Masha in 2

pretty much

Steven.
May 3rd, 2011, 08:44 AM
last time they met on clay ......... Masha :help:
hopefully its closer this time

cut her some slack for that loss. 2nd tournament back and struggled the whole way through to QF.

Monzanator
May 3rd, 2011, 09:03 AM
Cibulkova in 2 :happy:

Shinjiro
May 3rd, 2011, 09:10 AM
It's gonna be a fun match on such fast clay. :bounce:

claypova
May 3rd, 2011, 09:11 AM
despite their last meeting, Maria does lead their meetings on clay :oh:

Maria in 3 :rocker2: 36 64 61

stangtennis
May 4th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Cibulkova def. Sharapova 75 64

BuTtErFrEnA
May 4th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Maria's serve will be just already be too much for her younger opponent... Maria is really serving well and that will be quite important against an opponent with 0 reach...

Maria in 2.


Maria's serve is gonna fly over Cibulkova's head all the time:haha:
I don't know how she is gonna return it - Masha in 2


:oh:

Serenita
May 4th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Maria's serve will be just already be too much for her younger opponent... Maria is really serving well and that will be quite important against an opponent with 0 reach...

Maria in 2.

Maria's serve is gonna fly over Cibulkova's head all the time:haha:
I don't know how she is gonna return it - Masha in 2
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AcesHigh
May 5th, 2011, 12:31 AM
At least it was close...

Matt01
May 5th, 2011, 11:29 AM
:oh:


The delusionals showing their tennis "knowledge" once again :tape:

doomsday
May 5th, 2011, 11:53 AM
:oh:

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The delusionals showing their tennis "knowledge" once again :tape:

Leave THEM alone, it's just a poll.:wavey:

Craig.
May 5th, 2011, 05:24 PM
The delusionals showing their tennis "knowledge" once again :tape:

Yeah, cuz you've never been wrong in your life :tape:

Adal
May 5th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Wow I hate when people bump WWW threads and then laugh at everyone who was wrong. Get over yourselves, this is just a prediction thread.

Matt01
May 5th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Yeah, cuz you've never been wrong in your life :tape:


When it came to tennis: Very, very rarely.