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Dava
May 11th, 2003, 09:35 PM
WELL DONE MARIA!!!

she won 6-4, 6-3

AjdeNate!
May 11th, 2003, 09:38 PM
Congrats Maria!

Warrior
May 11th, 2003, 09:40 PM
How many points will she get for winning?

selesfan
May 11th, 2003, 09:42 PM
Congrats Maria! :bounce:

Dava
May 11th, 2003, 09:43 PM
25 plus quality

tennischick
May 11th, 2003, 09:54 PM
this is what Anna was scared of...:devil:

by the way, who did Maria beat?

Dava
May 11th, 2003, 09:57 PM
Wheeler

Jakub
May 11th, 2003, 09:59 PM
:( Wheeler :sad:

Whatzup
May 11th, 2003, 09:59 PM
This is because Anna did not play!

But Congrats Maria :D

CJ07
May 11th, 2003, 10:02 PM
well can Maria transfer this success onto the Main tour?

thats the question

Smart
May 11th, 2003, 10:06 PM
Go MASHA!!!!!!

Gowza
May 12th, 2003, 12:16 AM
well can Maria transfer this success onto the Main tour?

thats the question


that's what i'm worrieed about. last year she tore up the challenger circuit she played 6 events and reached the final 5 times and won 3 of those events. so to me this win doesn't mean much. she's done this before so it's nothing to get excited about. she's only played 1 $50k challenger and reached the final. so what i would like to see from her (because she is having trouble transfering this success to the wta tour) is to start playing a few more $50k events (especially strong ones) and also play the $75k events. she is restricted because of her age and i think this wasn't such a good event to play in because these players don't trouble her except for maybe a couple of them. she really needs to be playing the higher challenger events because they are the ones which have the players ranked in the top 100 and they are the people maria needs to learn to beat. she has the physical game to beat them at the moment and the talent but she seems to have mental lapses when she gets ahead of these players and doesn't usually recover.

Scorpion
May 12th, 2003, 12:34 AM
Congrats, Maria!! :D

CJ07
May 12th, 2003, 12:50 AM
that's what i'm worrieed about. last year she tore up the challenger circuit she played 6 events and reached the final 5 times and won 3 of those events. so to me this win doesn't mean much. she's done this before so it's nothing to get excited about. she's only played 1 $50k challenger and reached the final. so what i would like to see from her (because she is having trouble transfering this success to the wta tour) is to start playing a few more $50k events (especially strong ones) and also play the $75k events. she is restricted because of her age and i think this wasn't such a good event to play in because these players don't trouble her except for maybe a couple of them. she really needs to be playing the higher challenger events because they are the ones which have the players ranked in the top 100 and they are the people maria needs to learn to beat. she has the physical game to beat them at the moment and the talent but she seems to have mental lapses when she gets ahead of these players and doesn't usually recover.
right the other thing is she needs to get that ranking up

she still isnt in the top 100

she needs to ask her friend Dinara Safina how to get in to the top 70 quickly

JenCpLvr
May 12th, 2003, 01:26 AM
Yay!!!! Go Maria!!!!!!!!!!

Ruski
May 12th, 2003, 01:28 AM
Lovely Win, Masha!!! :kiss:

DiZZiA
May 12th, 2003, 01:58 AM
Good on you, Girl!! ;) Now we have to see how well you are going to perform on the main tour events!!! Keep it up, Maria!! ;)

King Lindsay
May 12th, 2003, 02:26 AM
how old is Maria now? Has she turned 16?

Anyway, i think she does have a bright future. She's limited by AER right now and her inexperience hurts her in the few WTA events she does get to play. But sooner or later she'll bust through, IMO.

CJ07
May 12th, 2003, 02:34 AM
Sharapova is 16

Myskina Lina
May 12th, 2003, 04:36 AM
Maria turned 16 three weeks ago, Dinara turned 17 2 weeks ago. Both are just starting a new year.

Congrats Masha!! :)

gorecki
May 12th, 2003, 05:17 AM
Congrats Sharky! :)

Best of Luck in the higher Tier events in the future!

anton
May 12th, 2003, 06:01 AM
congrats! :wavey:

~SunFlower~
May 12th, 2003, 07:05 AM
Congrats Sharky! :)

Best of Luck in the higher Tier events in the future!


Are you calling me? :worship:

I strongly believe that the main reason why Maria played in Sea Island is because she wanted to get some matches to play on clay under her belt to prepare for the RG Slam event. Playing 4 matches under her belt are part of practices and confidence booster like Anna did. Clay is her worst surface. I think she made a smart move. I am pretty sure that 25K event in Sea Island is her last event. She is too good for challengers events..... she doesn't need to prove them anymore. It's time for her to take the next step playing smaller WTA events... It takes time but she will be making a big wave eventually with the experiences as much as she gets... IMO, she should be ready to play in WTA Tour events from now on.... (I hope!)

Congrats Maria! :bounce:

niceman
May 12th, 2003, 08:03 AM
Are you calling me? :worship:

I strongly believe that the main reason why Maria played in Sea Island is because she wanted to get some matches to play on clay under her belt to prepare for the RG Slam event. Playing 4 matches under her belt are part of practices and confidence booster like Anna did. Clay is her worst surface. I think she made a smart move. I am pretty sure that 25K event in Sea Island is her last event. She is too good for challengers events..... she doesn't need to prove them anymore. It's time for her to take the next step playing smaller WTA events... It takes time but she will be making a big wave eventually with the experiences as much as she gets... IMO, she should be ready to play in WTA Tour events from now on.... (I hope!)

Congrats Maria! :bounce:
dont jump too fast though,
Maria is too ambitious,
4 of her last 5 WTA tournaments are Tier I+ status....
dont put too much "next Anna K" stuff into her head,
even though Anna K was a lot more accomplished when she was 16,
plus she is not like in the past, she has the strict AER
to play by, which means she wont be able to defend
her big points like others do in the past..........
so my advice.......be patient....:)

Gowza
May 12th, 2003, 08:13 AM
i just hope she plays some tier 4 and 5 events because she hasn't got much of a chance in the tier 1's quite yet. she has the physical game already but she doesn't have the mental side yet. i've noticed that in her wta matches she gets ahead and has a mental lapse or gets nervous or something because in quite a lot of her matches she has been leading in 2 of the 3 sets (or in 2 sets if it was a 2 set match) but she ends up losing them. that's because of lack of experience i'm pretty sure so if she plays some lower tier tournaments then she should get enough experience to hit the big time.

sartrista7
May 12th, 2003, 11:05 AM
Gowza - it's not as if Maria lost in the Tier Is to elite opponents. In her four WTA events this year, she lost to Koukalova, Reeves, Callens and Matevzic, all of whom are also likely opponents in lower tier events - and imo, there's no question she should have won all four of those matches, those were good draws.

Given that she'd never played on clay before this year, a $25k was probably good practise... I hope it's her last one, though.

Harju.
May 12th, 2003, 11:12 AM
Congrats Maria :worship: :worship:

the cat
May 12th, 2003, 01:16 PM
Congratulations to Maria! :D

But Maria needs to play a WTA schedule conducive to her winning matches. She needs to start playing the smaller WTA tournaments. Then she will start winning matches. IMG made a mistake in force feeding Maria such a difficult schedule so early in her career.

Wojtek
May 12th, 2003, 01:19 PM
Congrats Maria

leslie
May 12th, 2003, 01:24 PM
Do you really think Anna was going to win this. Anna is no fool that is why she pulled out. That young lady who won would have kicked Anna's butt.

dubro
May 12th, 2003, 05:07 PM
welllllllllllllllllllllll done maria!!!!!!!!!!!

:bounce: :kiss: