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jo„o.
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:23 PM
Closing out matches now :rolleyes: :facepalm: Good luck in the semis!
H2H 9-0 :oh: Sam :hug:

Jane Lane
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:23 PM
My eyes :facepalm: Only Peak Mugsur can put on such a magical performance. :worship:

Pova was mediocre, didn't have to do much. And then started choking from 50* 15-30 up but Mugsur wouldn't let her.

Sam Smith was the best: "I don't think Stosur's played a bad match..."

Mikey.
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:24 PM
NID of this result. :haha: Sam is such a mess against Maria.

Please win the title! :cheer:

doomsday
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:24 PM
the only problem is closing out, the rest is PERFECT

SAISAI-GOAT
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Sam :smash:

Antoshka
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:25 PM
GOATpova :worship:

Effy
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:25 PM
9-0 :bigwave:

duhcity
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Sam's game is just nothing against Maria. Maria just handles everything Sam sends at her, and then Sam collapses.

VishaalMaria
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:25 PM
LOL LOL at Stosur not knowing she was challenged and that she had lost.

2Black
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Sam has no answer for Maria

Monzanator
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:25 PM
That challenge on MP firmly put Stosur in her place :rocker:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Too good Maria :)
She's in her head :happy:

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:26 PM
Maria can take #1 in the race, and I think a 3 seed in NY if she wins this title

FORZA SARITA
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:26 PM
Mugsur :o

Craig.
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:26 PM
Meh, I'll cut her some slack for that mini-choke at the end. Must be strange for her to go through a match without hitting a DF/getting tight, and since she wanted to make sure us fans didn't miss out... :hysteric:

Improve even more and win the title please!

Vee Williams
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:26 PM
this match should put an end to the discussion why tournaments favor ATP matches in their daily schedules

SVK
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:26 PM
:worship: @ Peak Mugsur

Vincey!
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:27 PM
the only problem is closing out, the rest is PERFECT

This!


Maria played well tho ;) It's really good to see her winning her matches with ease against decent opponents!

Libertango
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Sharapova looked pretty good. Sam did not. Played totally clueless and scared. Well done.

faboozadoo15
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:28 PM
NID result. Saw the stats, did Maria really only hit 11 winners?
Keep winning, please.

stevos
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Very nice Masha. Love to see stuff like this, having a successful tournament for sure.
And she didn't have that much trouble closing out. Sam served really well at 5-0 (for once).

SilverPersian
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:29 PM
Still a good couple of weeks from Sammy. But Masha's height and flat groundstrokes really stop her game being effective.

gc-spurs
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:29 PM
That closing out issue is alright against your bitch, but that's gonna be a problem in the slams.

slamchamp
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:29 PM
only problem was closing out, so she's improving which is good

Bronx19
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:30 PM
All these H2H pigeons are hilarious.

HuHu
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:30 PM
http://i55.tinypic.com/2rf7fur.jpg

tejmeglekvŠr
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:31 PM
for the title pls :cheer:

faboozadoo15
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Her returning right now is unbelievable. It will be interesting to see if she can continue it against a different type of serve from either Vera or Daniela.

Vefci Y
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Good Job,Maria:drool:

abi
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Once a punchbag, forever a punchbag. :angel:

tennisbum79
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Poor Stosur.
Pacing around on the baseline like a lab rabbit whether the pressure gets to her.

Will she ever win when she is expected to?

Craig.
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Poor Stosur.
Pacing around on the baseline like a lab rabbit whether the pressure gets to her.

Will she ever win when she is expected to?

She was expected to win today? :spit:

goldlion
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Stosur got routined. She couldn't set up her shots and never will against Maria.

The last point was funny tho.

Harju.
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:33 PM
Poor Stosur.
Pacing around on the baseline like a lab rabbit whether the pressure gets to her.

Will she ever win when she is expected to?
She is never expected to win against Sharapova :lol:

Maria played well apart from the mini choke at 5-0. Her first DF came on the 14th game. That itself must be some sort of record, yes?
Keep going :dance:

vozas
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:34 PM
Mugsur's inside out forehand fails always crack me up. She takes like 5 seconds to set the whole thing up and then fires it towards the crowd :help:

Maria looked awesome out there today, even though the brain farts while serving for matches need to stop ASAP. Other than that, really solid whenever she needed to. Oh, and ReturnGOAT.

I'll be shocked if she doesn't win the whole thing.

Excelscior
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Just when you start to root for, and have hope in Stosur (and some sort of rebound in 2011), she disappoints again.

She's just a choker. And she was tailor made for a bully/front runner type player like Maria (as their H2H continues to reinforce), who was playing well.

No fight!

FoxyliciousKhat
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:35 PM
NID

LOL no matter how many times I see Sam play, the feeling it always the same. Where is this appeal to her game and or serve that people seem to find so fascinating. :rolleyes:

Watching this match was such a waste of my time.

Foxy

Libertango
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Chris and Sam were cumming so hard over Maria today. Even more than usual.

Pasta-Na
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Chris and Sam were cumming so hard over Maria today. Even more than usual.

dont use that word pls :o

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:38 PM
Maria was in total contral from the beginning till the end. Sam made tons of errors. Very disappointing match :(

jo„o.
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:38 PM
Maria can take #1 in the race, and I think a 3 seed in NY if she wins this title

That would be great.

gc-spurs
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:38 PM
Chris and Sam were cumming so hard over Maria today. Even more than usual.

That's gross. The term jizzing is preferred :)

Edit: or creaming

NeoZod19
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Masha is playing a good tennis right now. she needs to increase her 2nd serve % a little more. I don't want to ask her too much but I think she knows it already.

Please win the title!!! :bounce:

LUVMIRZA
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:41 PM
sure to loose against tall players with good returns. Y waste time waching this:shrug:

Libertango
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:41 PM
That's gross. The term jizzing is preferred :)

Edit: or creaming

Not by me.

NeoZod19
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Chris and Sam were cumming so hard over Maria today. Even more than usual.

Yeah!! what"s up with THAT!!! :mad:

But I still like them!;)

gmak
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Maria :yeah: :D :)
NID against Sam :)

merryploughbhoy
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Good to see that piece of trash put it it's place ! Happy that the bookies fell for the hype, got great value on a 2-0 to the shrieker at EVS. Make that 9-0 h2h

The Dawntreader
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:46 PM
I've seen more competitive fire in 25ks, than the measly resistance Stosur put up today. I know the h2h, the glaring match-up problem is a perennial issue, but some of Stosur was just so mediocre. Sloppy footwork, returning woefully (as usual), and even missing the most routine of forehands. That slice BH remains totally innocuous too, just giving Sharapova even more time, and was able to hit round it with some ease. It's an awful match-up, made worse by how Stosur plays against her. Pova barely had to crank past 60%.

Some good serving though, and was clean and unhurried off the ground. NID.

dsanders06
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:47 PM
Nid.

Really fantastic match from Maria from a tactical point of view. Not being as ambitious as usual off the ground in terms of width, but just constantly sending balls deep near to the baseline, and waiting for Stosur's forehand to implode. Plus moving great and only 3 double faults(!!). Hogstedt has improved her tactical/strategical awareness to no end.

Definitely a strong second-favourite at the US Open behind Serena, now that Kim is out.

GoofyDuck
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Maria kept hitting to Stosur's backhand which made the match ugly because Stosur made terrible Ue's in desperation to run around the forehand...

Mynarco
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:50 PM
:spit: 9-0

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Masha :yeah: Keep going :D:bounce:

Sammy :hug:

Monzanator
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Chris and Sam were cumming so hard over Maria today. Even more than usual.

Chris Bradnam is the biggest Maria fan in the Eurosport booth. And it's not the first time the ES crew said that WTA needs Sharapova and more importantly they need Sharapova having some kind of success. They took it easy on Wozniacki last year and said she doesn't deserve the slams to justify YE #1, but this season they completely abandoned that stance and are talking about her chances to win a slam every single time she plays.

Daan
Aug 19th, 2011, 05:59 PM
:cheer:

Noctis
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Thomas asked Maria favour beating Stosur was Nid

Kitten63
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:10 PM
Masha :yeah:

BluSthil
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:10 PM
This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Has Stosur ever been consistent enough to cause her fans to look ahead to a #1 ranking or something close ? The answer is unfortunately no. Sam is probably the most stoic person on the court, except for maybe Radwanska !

18majors
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:15 PM
Maria won economically today. She didn't do much but she didn't need to .

Fighterpova
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:28 PM
I didn't watch the match, but I'm so happy she won :D
GL in the semis :yeah:

Stonerpova
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:30 PM
I liked Maria's approach today. Tactically she was really strong, and she wasn't overly aggressive. She robbed Stosur of time with depth as opposed to pace, which was a really strong move considering Stosur's extreme grip on the forehand and complete lack of a backhand. This also means I get to see Maria live tomorrow ( :hearts: ). Keep it going Mash! :yeah:

Libertango
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Chris Bradnam is the biggest Maria fan in the Eurosport booth. And it's not the first time the ES crew said that WTA needs Sharapova and more importantly they need Sharapova having some kind of success. They took it easy on Wozniacki last year and said she doesn't deserve the slams to justify YE #1, but this season they completely abandoned that stance and are talking about her chances to win a slam every single time she plays.

They are far more neutral that alot of other commentators I've heard; just on occasion it's still quite obvious who the ES favourites are. I suppose that's human nature. Still, I do really like Sam, Chris and Jo Durie. I don't always agree with what they say, but I do find them quite entertaining without ever being idiotic or obnoxious. The gushing over Maria today though was just a bit much.

Excelscior
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:41 PM
For all those obnoxiously gushing over Maria's US Open chances, as if it's a lock:

Maria's serve will let her down at the most in-opportune moments at the US Open (especially if she's playing somebody good, or inspired, and/or it's windy). You can count on that.

Pump-it-UP
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:42 PM
NID, kinda glad I didn't watch. :lol:

Keep going Maria :yeah:

Craig.
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:43 PM
For all those obnoxiously gushing over Maria's US Open chances, as if it's a lock:

Maria's serve will let her down at the most in-opportune moments at the US Open (especially if she's playing somebody good, or inspired, and/or it's windy). You can count on that.

Duh.

atominside
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Duh.

+1:hearts::bounce:

doomsday
Aug 19th, 2011, 06:47 PM
For all those obnoxiously gushing over Maria's US Open chances, as if it's a lock:

Maria's serve will let her down at the most in-opportune moments at the US Open (especially if she's playing somebody good, or inspired, and/or it's windy). You can count on that.

Shut up, slugg.

Monzanator
Aug 19th, 2011, 07:04 PM
They are far more neutral that alot of other commentators I've heard; just on occasion it's still quite obvious who the ES favourites are. I suppose that's human nature. Still, I do really like Sam, Chris and Jo Durie. I don't always agree with what they say, but I do find them quite entertaining without ever being idiotic or obnoxious. The gushing over Maria today though was just a bit much.

They realize Maria is somewhat significant these days again. When she had some freaky losses last year, they always mentioned the shoulder injury as an excuse for all her problems. Bradnam calling her the biggest favourite for USO last year was by far the worst comment he'd ever made :facepalm:

For all those obnoxiously gushing over Maria's US Open chances, as if it's a lock:

Maria's serve will let her down at the most in-opportune moments at the US Open (especially if she's playing somebody good, or inspired, and/or it's windy). You can count on that.

You are 100% correct but we're not called Delusional Mashabators for nothing :happy:

madmax
Aug 19th, 2011, 07:04 PM
Shut up, slugg.

:lol:
He never gives up...gotta appreciate his obsession:worship:

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 19th, 2011, 07:08 PM
For all those obnoxiously gushing over Maria's US Open chances, as if it's a lock:

Maria's serve will let her down at the most in-opportune moments at the US Open (especially if she's playing somebody good, or inspired, and/or it's windy). You can count on that.

Stop being a hater. She's baaaaaaaaaaack!!!1!11

Alejandrawrrr
Aug 19th, 2011, 07:11 PM
I'm surprised the mods haven't caught on to Sluggahjells' second account Excelsior sooner :facepalm:

slamchamp
Aug 19th, 2011, 07:14 PM
For all those obnoxiously gushing over Maria's US Open chances, as if it's a lock:

Maria's serve will let her down at the most in-opportune moments at the US Open (especially if she's playing somebody good, or inspired, and/or it's windy). You can count on that.

Of course that will happen..tell us something we dont know:yawn:

cn ireland
Aug 19th, 2011, 07:15 PM
Congrats Maria:bounce:

hurricanejeanne
Aug 19th, 2011, 07:23 PM
Very solid from Pova. Not great, but not bad.

Purple_Rain
Aug 19th, 2011, 07:24 PM
Expected. Maria's a bad match-up for Sam.

Sombrerero loco
Aug 19th, 2011, 07:30 PM
never in doubt...

MarkNL
Aug 19th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Maria served so well, she had like 75% first serves in and very little double faults. Sam was struggling with the pace and she made too much errors, unfortunately. Hopefully sam can get a good result at Flushing Meadows. :)

MaruSharapova
Aug 19th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Solid, Maria knew once she got the lead Sam would just fold
Win the title :yeah:

CiarŠn
Aug 19th, 2011, 08:44 PM
LMFAO @ those posters saying Sam's serve was gonna be too much for Maria hahaha.

dsanders06
Aug 19th, 2011, 08:49 PM
I'm surprised the mods haven't caught on to Sluggahjells' second account Excelsior sooner :facepalm:

I've been saying this for WEEKS but nobody believed me :lol:

In fairness, he was a little more subtle with this account... there must be a lot of socks in his house ruined after his efforts to prevent himself gloating on here when Voskoboeva beat Maria.

For all those obnoxiously gushing over Maria's US Open chances, as if it's a lock:

Maria's serve will let her down at the most in-opportune moments at the US Open (especially if she's playing somebody good, or inspired, and/or it's windy). You can count on that.

Firstly, I didn't realise saying she is the second most likely to win constitutes saying she's "a lock".

Secondly, I love how revisionist you people are :lol: Maria's serve malfunctioned badly in the Wimbledon semifinal, but it clearly didn't "ruin her chances" seeing as she won the match in straight sets. And secondly, Maria's serve wasn't even *that* bad in the final... she only made 7 doublefaults iirc, which is pretty much standard for one of her matches. And the d/f's weren't the deciding factor in the match atall - she was just badly outplayed by GOATra off the ground in that match (as probably everybody will be when they play GOATra on grass over the next 10 years), and it was only Maria's mental toughness that made the scoreline as respectable as it was.

The fact is that Maria is one of the few who are mentally tough enough, as well as one of those who returns well enough, that she can win big matches even when serving like a horror movie, like her match against Lisicki showed.

LightWarrior
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:01 PM
MP is more interesting to discuss than the whole match. I mean I think it's unfair that Maria was allowed to challenge. Her lob was out so she decided to challenge. Seriously umpires shouldn't allow that.

gc-spurs
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:04 PM
MP is more interesting to discuss than the whole match. I mean I think it's unfair that Maria was allowed to challenge. Her lob was out so she decided to challenge. Seriously umpires shouldn't allow that.

I agree. That was an extremely late challenge.

doomsday
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:22 PM
MP is more interesting to discuss than the whole match. I mean I think it's unfair that Maria was allowed to challenge. Her lob was out so she decided to challenge. Seriously umpires shouldn't allow that.

It was late but the ball was still OUT. Stosur was not going to win a point who is not hers.

atominside
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:26 PM
I agree. That was an extremely late challenge.

I agree. They shouldn't have allowed Maria to challenge that call, because she not only took long, but she played a following shot.

madmax
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:28 PM
I agree. They shouldn't have allowed Maria to challenge that call, because she not only took long, but she played a following shot.

LOL...
who cares if Stosur's shot was OUT? You want Maria to be robbed in a match now?:rolleyes:

atominside
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:31 PM
LOL...
who cares if Stosur's shot was OUT? You want Maria to be robbed in a match now?:rolleyes:
That's life for ya.

amťliemomo
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:33 PM
too bad stosur doesnt use tacticals to target sharapova weaknesses which is her footwork.

voskobueva showed that drops shots is deadly for the russian.Slices too.

Too much one dimensional...

LightWarrior
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:34 PM
It was late but the ball was still OUT. Stosur was not going to win a point who is not hers.

Fair enough. I'm just questioning the challenge rule here. There was a replay of the point and Maria didn't stop playing for a split second thinking Stosur's ball was out. It was only AFTER she realized her lob was out that she challenged. Anyway it's not the fist time this has happened. Rules about challenges should be more strict.

Qalahari
Aug 19th, 2011, 10:37 PM
Masha :yeah:

Andy.
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:16 PM
Apart from that little blip at the end that was another super display from masha. Such controlled tennis.

Linguae^
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:22 PM
This is the head-to-head I like the most. :lol:

rucolo
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:26 PM
Never in doubt. Stosur is Maria`s bitch ;) :toothy:

Head To Head now 9-0. I want them to meet again at the US Open :hehehe:

slamchamp
Aug 20th, 2011, 12:04 AM
I've been saying this for WEEKS but nobody believed me :lol:

In fairness, he was a little more subtle with this account... there must be a lot of socks in his house ruined after his efforts to prevent himself gloating on here when Voskoboeva beat Maria.



Firstly, I didn't realise saying she is the second most likely to win constitutes saying she's "a lock".

Secondly, I love how revisionist you people are :lol: Maria's serve malfunctioned badly in the Wimbledon semifinal, but it clearly didn't "ruin her chances" seeing as she won the match in straight sets. And secondly, Maria's serve wasn't even *that* bad in the final... she only made 7 doublefaults iirc, which is pretty much standard for one of her matches. And the d/f's weren't the deciding factor in the match atall - she was just badly outplayed by GOATra off the ground in that match (as probably everybody will be when they play GOATra on grass over the next 10 years), and it was only Maria's mental toughness that made the scoreline as respectable as it was.

The fact is that Maria is one of the few who are mentally tough enough, as well as one of those who returns well enough, that she can win big matches even when serving like a horror movie, like her match against Lisicki showed.She dfulted 2 times in a row to give the only break in the 1st set:weirdo:

claypova
Aug 20th, 2011, 12:08 AM
:inlove:

Break My Rapture
Aug 20th, 2011, 12:40 AM
Meh this doesn't mean an awful lot. I hope Maria puts up a better performance against Vera, should be a good test.

Lennval
Aug 20th, 2011, 04:00 AM
9-0 is ridiculously huge against someone like Stosur.
Maria, keep this way girl :yeah:

Mistress of Evil
Aug 20th, 2011, 04:54 AM
Masha taking care of her bitch :hearts: saw just a few game towards the end of the first set but it was great display :D

Lord Choc Ice
Aug 20th, 2011, 04:59 AM
Masha :hearts:. Please win the title. :cheer:

Steven.
Aug 20th, 2011, 05:04 AM
NID result. Saw the stats, did Maria really only hit 11 winners?
Keep winning, please.

right from the beginning of the match, it was clear she was hitting a negative winner-ue ratio. But then you take a look at the amount of forced errors from Sam and it's a different story. :)

Chim
Aug 20th, 2011, 07:09 AM
I agree. They shouldn't have allowed Maria to challenge that call, because she not only took long, but she played a following shot.

I noticed that too. But Sam didn't complain. Sometimes it' so frustrated to see Sam being so passive....:fiery:

petey_pan
Aug 20th, 2011, 07:27 AM
Sam walked out a defeated woman IMO. She really needs to add a slice second serve to her game if she wants to ever challenge players like Sharapova/Azarenka etc.... after a 9-0 H2H she should really realise that what she's doing isn't working AT ALL :lol: The kick second serves were being fired back at her and off the ground she is just harmless as she has no time to set up her shots. If she doesn't alter her game for these type of players she is just never going to beat them unless they have a horror day.

ZODIAC
Aug 20th, 2011, 10:55 AM
Stosur is always a timid child against pova...Venus owns her too..what a mess.

petey_pan
Aug 20th, 2011, 11:35 AM
Stosur is always a timid child against pova...Venus owns her too..what a mess.

Anyone tall who can smack the ball she has trouble with!

Corswandt
Aug 20th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Nid.

Really fantastic match from Maria from a tactical point of view. Not being as ambitious as usual off the ground in terms of width, but just constantly sending balls deep near to the baseline, and waiting for Stosur's forehand to implode. Plus moving great and only 3 double faults(!!). Hogstedt has improved her tactical/strategical awareness to no end.

Definitely a strong second-favourite at the US Open behind Serena, now that Kim is out.

He has indeed. Before Martha started working with Hogstedt, she still followed the IMG/Bollettieri mantra of "just focus on your own game" and made no adjustments to it regardless of opponent. With Hogstedt, you feel like Martha is actually given game plans to implement, and makes adjustments to accomodate for both her own and her opponents' strengths and weaknesses. Problem is, sometimes those game plans won't be the correct ones.