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NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 04:31 PM
http://s13.postimage.org/aterjuyol/ivanovic.jpg
http://s7.postimage.org/5exk5xkx5/venus.jpg

An it is far not the only sample

Vuvurenka
May 18th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Probably because they saw that shaky Maria-McHale match and decided that Maria would just tank somewhere to conserve energy for RG

Rest Maria!
May 18th, 2012, 04:46 PM
OTOH if TF's prediction's turned out to be true, she would be the reigning champion of all 4 majors and YEC. It all evens out at the end of the day.

StoneRose
May 18th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Don't know, i picked Maria both times. The Ivanovic match prediction is really puzzling. #2 in good form against #13. Venus is just back, bit of a dark horse sure but still.... I often think writers in magazines like to look interesting by saying slightly off beat things like this, fair enough if it works out, only now it just looks a bit foolish.

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Probably because they saw that shaky Maria-McHale match and decided that Maria would just tank somewhere to conserve energy for RG

she is a reigning Champion and defending her 900 points , Therefore she is still struggling for the title

Maria is something about 27-5 this year and they are still predicting her to lose to someone with 16-10 or Venus who is on her way for recovery

Stonerpova
May 18th, 2012, 04:51 PM
They don't pay attention. It took them until about a year ago to figure out that Cornet is no longer a threat to anyone.

kangwoo
May 18th, 2012, 04:51 PM
she has not won bigger than premier5 level for long time...myb post operation shaparov the best just can be GS runnerup

Cp6uja
May 18th, 2012, 04:58 PM
They forget to check Maria's amazing personal record on this tournament (16-2 W/L, probably best after Cincinnati of all big and semi-big tournaments which she have) and fact that she is unbeaten there since 2008 (when she is forced to w/o from Rome SF).

She can beat anyone here. Even Ivanovic.

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 05:03 PM
she has not won bigger than premier5 level for long time...myb post operation shaparov the best just can be GS runnerup

Have Ivanovic and Venus won bigger titles in previous 2 years?

As for me , i had a feeling that both matches were going to be competitive with all key points won by Masha. Masha is simply and clearly a more consistent player than Ana and Venus in comtemporary form and it is obvious for anyone , who is not bias

C. Drone
May 18th, 2012, 05:09 PM
OTOH if TF's prediction's turned out to be true, she would be the reigning champion of all 4 majors and YEC. It all evens out at the end of the day.

wait, she isnt?




NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! :sobbing:

kangwoo
May 18th, 2012, 05:20 PM
Have Ivanovic and Venus won bigger titles in previous 2 years?

As for me , i had a feeling that both matches were going to be competitive with all key points won by Masha. Masha is simply and clearly a more consistent player than Ana and Venus in comtemporary form and it is obvious for anyone , who is not bias


venus with serena active in last 2 years?
ivanovic won bali 2010, 2011

Charlatan
May 18th, 2012, 05:25 PM
OTOH if TF's prediction's turned out to be true, she would be the reigning champion of all 4 majors and YEC. It all evens out at the end of the day.

how vile of you to reveal this obvious statement! :( :sobbing:

sluggahjells3.0
May 18th, 2012, 05:28 PM
Oh here we go again.

Their writers have picked Sharapova in the past on numerous occasions, only to see her mentally fold and fail. :rolls:

You clearly need to stop just looking at recent times just because they haven't picked her.

sluggahjells3.0
May 18th, 2012, 05:29 PM
They forget to check Maria's amazing personal record on this tournament (16-2 W/L, probably best after Cincinnati of all big and semi-big tournaments which she have) and fact that she is unbeaten there since 2008 (when she is forced to w/o from Rome SF).

She can beat anyone here. Even Ivanovic.

Anyone except......Lol, we need not name her. :lol:

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 05:30 PM
venus with serena active in last 2 years?
ivanovic won bali 2010, 2011

Who cares about Bali? is it more important than Cincinatti, Rome and Stuttgart with top 8 in the draw?

Their writers have picked Sharapova in the past on numerous occasions, only to see her mentally fold and fail.
Sharapova was playing erratic tennis a year ago and they were picking her, this year she is pretty consistent and playing solid tennis and they still predict wins for mental midgets or grannies from the nursing home

Shivank17
May 18th, 2012, 05:33 PM
They are just Masha-fan boys anti-jinxing Maria. :cheer:

J4m3ka
May 18th, 2012, 05:35 PM
Because as soon as the wind kicks up, Martha can no longer get a serve in court. I wouldn't bet a penny on her.

kangwoo
May 18th, 2012, 05:37 PM
yec 2011 (top 8), marsha lost to slump li na, beaten by stosur whom never beaten her in 8matches

since 2010, marsha just a runner up in every PM, GS finals...lost to radwanska who only has 2 winners in 1st set

Originally Posted by NashaMasha View Post
Have Ivanovic and Venus won bigger titles in previous 2 years?

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 05:37 PM
They are just Masha-fan boys anti-jinxing Maria. :cheer:

I wanted to open this thread yesterday, but it would have been a junx ......

Tennis.com - is a group of professionals in tennis, not bias fans ..or it seemed to me so previously

yec 2011 (top 8), marsha lost to slump li na, beaten by stosur whom never beaten her in 8matches

even her fans were aware that Masha was not in form to compete with anyone

Charlatan
May 18th, 2012, 05:41 PM
btw, is NashaMasha a second account of Vikapower? :unsure:

Rest Maria!
May 18th, 2012, 05:43 PM
btw, is NashaMasha a second account of Vikapower? :unsure:
I don't think so -- he doesn't use French expressions directly translated to English [...].

edificio
May 18th, 2012, 06:06 PM
OP, do you know what permanently means? :confused:

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 06:38 PM
OP, do you know what permanently means? :confused:
"always" "all the time", doesn't it?

s teddy
May 18th, 2012, 06:43 PM
"always" "all the time", doesn't it?

Not exactly. A "permanent" action is usually one that is done once, but whose effects are eternal (or very long-lasting). A better choice of word might have been "frequently," "regularly," or "perennially."




#GrammarNazi

BuTtErFrEnA
May 18th, 2012, 06:49 PM
OTOH if TF's prediction's turned out to be true, she would be the reigning champion of all 4 majors and YEC. It all evens out at the end of the day.

basically

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 06:53 PM
Not exactly. A "permanent" action is usually one that is done once, but whose effects are eternal (or very long-lasting). A better choice of word might have been "frequently," "regularly," or "perennially."




#GrammarNazi

thanks, what's about constantly? I need some opinions from Britain (Oxford and Cambridge preferably:lol:) regarding this important and extremely relevant case

edificio
May 18th, 2012, 08:03 PM
"always" "all the time", doesn't it?

Okay, you didn't know. That's all right. The other poster is right. It means once and for all, so it doesn't work in this context. You could say they are always or even constantly underestimating Maria's chances, and it would work, but permanently is done once. It would be funny, though, if they said from now on we don't think Maria will win, and that's our last word on the subject. :lol:

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 08:52 PM
from now on we don't think Maria will win, and that's our last word on the subject.
Hopefully, Matt01 is not a member of tennis.com staff:lol:

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 08:54 PM
Tennis.com a message from Maria

http://www.thegorgeousdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/The-Ghetto-Caviar-1.jpg