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Glenn
Jun 11th, 2003, 03:39 PM
Maria's breakthrough at last?
Best win out of her career, definitely.
I've never seen her play but I heard she's like Davenport a lot, she hits hard and goes for every shot.
Keep going Maria! :)

the cat
Jun 11th, 2003, 07:58 PM
I've seen Maria play in person and the player she reminds me of most of all is Daniela Hantuchova. They both have technically sound ground strokes and good serves. But Maria is not yet in Dani's league as far as volleying or serving go. But I think she has a litle more power than Dani does at this point.

Jakeev
Jun 11th, 2003, 08:52 PM
Maria's basic problem is just consistency. Dechy I think was the perfect opponent for Maria to test her stuff on a faster surface.

But she has got away to go so let's see what happens.

*JR*
Jun 11th, 2003, 08:53 PM
Poor Placid Parisian. :sad: (Perfectly Passive Player)! :rolleyes:

TatiAnnahølic
Jun 11th, 2003, 08:54 PM
Maria's breakthrough at last?
Best win out of her career, definitely.
I've never seen her play but I heard she's like Davenport a lot, she hits hard and goes for every shot.
Keep going Maria! :)

i think her best win was over Maleeva in Hong Kong'03 were she won 6-3 6-0 or 6-0 6-3.

Glenn
Jun 11th, 2003, 09:00 PM
Poor Placid Parisian. :sad: (Perfectly Passive Player)! :rolleyes:
Dechy isn't passive by any means.

*JR*
Jun 11th, 2003, 09:29 PM
I just mean Nat's all defense like Smash. Look @ her W/UE stats sometime. She's had 0's for entire sets in each, though I haven't noticed the 0's @ the same time. Probably's happened, though. She switches coaches alot, too. Georges Goven (a year plus now) is one of the longer lasting ones. Momo's coach Courteau (also ex-coach of Loit) couldn't work with her, as she wouldn't vary shots, etc. The other players like her almost without exception, I'm told.

the cat
Jun 12th, 2003, 12:13 AM
.KournikovA. Maria's win over Maleeva was in an exhibition tournament. So that win doesn't count.

Brandon85
Jun 12th, 2003, 12:26 AM
i think she grunted her way to victory...

Midnite Surfer
Jun 12th, 2003, 04:56 AM
i think she grunted her way to victory...

Get a life.