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tennisIlove09
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:56 AM
Vamos Maria :drool: :hearts:

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many errors in the first set :p

after 6 match points :p

Just_lindsay
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:56 AM
Lindsay Lee-Waters: :worship: :eek:

G1Player2
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:57 AM
3 tough sets

Shoulderpova
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:57 AM
Masha :)

SzavayFi
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:57 AM
Lindsay :( :bigcry:

SzavayFi
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:57 AM
3 tough sets
2 ;)
2nd was 6-0

tennisIlove09
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:57 AM
yea, the last set had some great points

beauty_is_pink
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:57 AM
gotta hand it to Lee-Waters tho, she's a trooper :)

jfk
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:57 AM
Best match of the tournament so far. Lindsay played with so much heart. She could definitely be a top 25 player soon.

Dan23
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:58 AM
Great scrap Masha :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

Kabezya
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:58 AM
I love matches like these. It opens up eyes to great players. Lindsay Lee-Waters :worship:

faboozadoo15
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:58 AM
what a great match. they were really driving the ball out there. congrats maria!!!

xin_hui
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:58 AM
i hope nobody's eardrums were damaged......:o


OMG, were the two girls screeching and grunting loud

ginger_fish668
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:58 AM
Respect to Lindsay! But I'm happy Masha got through. :)

FLL
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:58 AM
Way to fight Lindsay! Almost had it!

G1Player2
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:58 AM
Good match still from Maria, but I will not be surprised if she lost in the next round...

switz
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:59 AM
lee-waters was so impressive. sharapova had to come up with a some big plays just to finish the match.

lindsay is definitely a top 30 if not higher player if she can reproduce that form. very impressed.

BK4ever
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:00 AM
Lindsay :sad: if she had a better serve this match might have turned out differently...

Sharapova was exhausted at the end...she was very lucky

her father is a mad psycho..he acts like its him out there

moby
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:00 AM
Most certainly the match of the tournament so far. It is going to be hard to top that. Very impressed with Lindsay. Maria had to produce some of her best tennis to win.

Randy H
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:01 AM
Fantastic stuff from Lindsay, she fought tooth and nail the whole way through to the very last point. Maria had a lot of errors, but Lindsay did good to throw in some slices, and even move to net a few times which she does not usually do. She was thinking out there and mixed it up which I think threw Maria off. Lindsay's got a great game, and she definitely has the potential to go well above her current ranking again :worship:

Stamp Paid
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:01 AM
Lindsay played like her ass was on fire, I thought people only did that against Serena, but Lindsay wanted this win over the Wimbledon champion. :notworthy:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:02 AM
i hope nobody's eardrums were damaged......:o


OMG, were the two girls screeching and grunting loud
I've said it before, I'll say it again. Lindsay Lee-Waters sounds like someone is shoving a pool cue stick up her ass :eek: ;)

Seriously though, she played an AMAZING match. Even the second set wasn't as lopsided as it appeared since she had game points in half of those games. The way she scrambled defensively was great, especially since that's not her style at all. You could tell the off-speed slices were really pissing off Maria towards the end. And of course, she belted the crap out of the ball.

Top 40 (at least) here we come in '05!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:02 AM
WOW :eek: I am now a Lindsay Lee-Waters fan. She is a FIGHTER.

harloo
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:08 AM
Maria ain't so invincible.

Great job LLW:devil:

hilde26
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:14 AM
Great job Linsay, and congrats Maria. By the way, Yuri was about to cry at 1st set.:lol:

PatM04
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:16 AM
WOW :eek: I am now a Lindsay Lee-Waters fan. She is a FIGHTER.Welcome aboard :bounce:

Maria Croft
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:20 AM
I almost pissed my pants, I didn't expect waters to play so good, but if Maria hadn't made so many errors the score would have been diffrent !! Anyway, it was a fun match !! Great fighting spirit from both players !!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:23 AM
Global Final Score:

[4]Maria Sharapova (RUS) def. Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Statistics:

Miss Lee-Waters:

1st Serve %: 50 of 86 = 58 %
Aces: 1
Double Faults: 3
Unforced Errors: 34
Winning % on 1st Serve: 33 of 50 = 66 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve: 16 of 39 = 41 %
Winners (Including Service): 14
Receiving Points Won: 27 of 85 = 32 %
Break Point Conversions: 1 of 5 = 20 %
Net Approaches: 6 of 9 = 67 %
Total Points Won: 76
Fastest Serve: 170 km/h
Average 1st Serve Speed: 152 km/h
Average 2nd Serve Speed: 135 km/h

Miss Sharapova:

1st Serve %: 50 of 81 = 62 %
Aces: 8
Double Faults: 4
Unforced Errors: 44
Winning % on 1st Serve: 34 of 50 = 68 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve: 20 of 35 = 57 %
Winners (Including Service): 24
Receiving Points Won: 37 of 89 = 42 %
Break Point Conversions: 4 of 11 = 36 %
Net Approaches: 6 of 10 = 60 %
Total Points Won: 91
Fastest Serve: 178 km/h
Average 1st Serve Speed: 167 km/h
Average 2nd Serve Speed: 149 km/h

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:25 AM
Keep It Up, Masha!!

Couver
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:31 AM
UGH of course here in Canada I'll never see this match.

Major congrats to Lindsay! :bounce: She played Serena pretty well at the USO last year.

And congrats to Maria, a win is a win. She has lived to fight another day.

JenFan75
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:37 AM
I are a Lee-Waters fan now!

mrush2004
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:44 AM
UGH of course here in Canada I'll never see this match.

Major congrats to Lindsay! :bounce: She played Serena pretty well at the USO last year.

And congrats to Maria, a win is a win. She has lived to fight another day.

what you talking about? the match was live on tsn at 11et/8pacific ( i believe its
tsn has coverage everyday. check the website for schedule.

1jackson2001
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:48 AM
great match! Gotta love the fight from Lindsay. :cool:

Spunky83
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:53 AM
Lindsay :sad: if she had a better serve this match might have turned out differently...

Sharapova was exhausted at the end...she was very lucky

her father is a mad psycho..he acts like its him out there

:lol: German commentator (about Masha & Yuri):"Oh, calm down you guys, you´re not in the finals, it´s just the second round." :lol:

Very interesting match!

Foot's Fingers
Jan 19th, 2005, 07:29 AM
Finally won, Maria ufff

thnks for Lindsay - may be she helps Maria to be ready for next round

Prizeidiot
Jan 19th, 2005, 07:37 AM
Maybe Maria lost the first set because she was outgrunted quite convincingly in the first set.... she did better when she started grunting even louder. Maria's weakness: people who scream louder than her.

But more seriously, great match. Even that second set was pretty good stuff from both

tobi
Jan 19th, 2005, 07:49 AM
Lindsay :worship: ,well done,i am so impressed her fight both against Serena last year and against Maria at Aus Open :)

steve2005
Jan 19th, 2005, 08:16 AM
Maria pls dont scare me in the next round.

New
Jan 19th, 2005, 08:46 AM
Lee Waters played very well!! :bounce:

I'm very impressed!! Hope her run continues!! Maria is showing that she can win also if the situation get tight, good for her too!!! :yeah:

This is one match where both girls will learn a lot from!!! :)

Well done to both!!! :bounce:

gsm
Jan 19th, 2005, 09:59 AM
did anyone see maria's "camel toe" bulging out of her backside when she bent down , she needs to wear a longer skirt , i think.

Chunchun
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:00 AM
Lindsay :eek:

Masha :D

CooCooCachoo
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:00 AM
I am already glad Lindsay won a set :worship:

lindsayno1
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:24 AM
gutted. i wanted lee walters to win. i think shes quite good

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:40 AM
OMG! What a fighter from Lindsay! :worship: I'm also a new Lindsay Lee-Waters fan! :D

franny
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:43 AM
Maria will need to improve from this match forward. Lee-waters was good, but if Maria wants to beat the likes of myskina and serena and kuznetsova,she'll need to improve a lot. She barely hit any angle shots or came to net at all.

daniela86
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:55 AM
it's a pity i didn't see that match :(
well done masha :worship: :) :cool: i'm very happy she won (even if i though it would be in an easier way)!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D good luck in round 3 though!! :kiss: :hug: ;)
and well done linday too for taking the 1st set and for the fight!! ;) :cool: ;)

Andy.
Jan 19th, 2005, 11:03 AM
Well done Maria you gave me a fright there for a while but you fought hard and showed the mark of a champ winning when not at your best. i will also applaude Linsay for her terrific play and never say die attitude. But well done Maria keep going girl.

Frank
Jan 19th, 2005, 11:25 AM
Ah well. One needs some tough matches to get in full form for winning a Grand Slam title. :p

Good performance by Lindsay. She can leave this tournament with a raised chin.

thelittlestelf
Jan 19th, 2005, 11:48 AM
I only watched the first game and then I went to bed. I was surprised to see how early and hard Lee Waters hit! She's a very dangerous player.

XaDavK_Kapri
Jan 19th, 2005, 12:07 PM
:lol: German commentator (about Masha & Yuri):"Oh, calm down you guys, you´re not in the finals, it´s just the second round." :lol:

Very interesting match!
:lol:

crazillo
Jan 19th, 2005, 01:24 PM
Fantastic stuff from Lindsay, she fought tooth and nail the whole way through to the very last point. Maria had a lot of errors, but Lindsay did good to throw in some slices, and even move to net a few times which she does not usually do. She was thinking out there and mixed it up which I think threw Maria off. Lindsay's got a great game, and she definitely has the potential to go well above her current ranking again :worship:

I always liked her. She's got some game whenever I saw her.

rrfnpump
Jan 19th, 2005, 01:35 PM
Lindsay :worship:

I wonder how she could not win against Melinda Czink in Canberra with that form :confused:

Natasc
Jan 19th, 2005, 01:47 PM
God!!!
44 UE's :eek:
Masha tried but Linds was realy well
And Masha screaming came ons and her crazy dad there, when the match over he start to scream with somneone behind him
What a carzy guy!! :eel: :haha:

xan
Jan 19th, 2005, 03:00 PM
Well played Maria!

She's done well against two hard-hitting opponents, going all-out to beat her. She had to bring out nearly all her stuff to put the lid on the American.

Lee-Waters strikes me as one of those players who only plays well occasionally. If she played that way all the time, she'd be Top 30 for sure.

I'm hoping Maria gets some easier wins under her belt from now on. :D

*Jean*
Jan 19th, 2005, 03:33 PM
Very good match of Lindzee !!! I didn't hope her to win a set !!!!
Congrats Maria and Lindzee :kiss:

steffilover
Jan 19th, 2005, 03:59 PM
Everyone seems SO impressed with Lindsay and her performance, so, even though it was 3 sets, i think Maria should be pleased and proud of her ability to win, fairly comfortably, 6-3 in the third. Matches like this, in the 2nd round of a Slam, can be the making of a player - Maria has just had a great work-out, in the afternoon heat, with a rowdy crowd, a terrier of an opponent and a one set deficit. She needs the match practice and needs to get more of a feel for this surface.....but i THINK she'll be fine now.....:devil:

steffilover
Jan 19th, 2005, 03:59 PM
Everyone seems SO impressed with Lindsay and her performance, so, even though it was 3 sets, i think Maria should be pleased and proud of her ability to win, fairly comfortably, 6-3 in the third. Matches like this, in the 2nd round of a Slam, can be the making of a player - Maria has just had a great work-out, in the afternoon heat, with a rowdy crowd, a terrier of an opponent and a one set deficit. She needs the match practice and needs to get more of a feel for this surface.....but i THINK she'll be fine now.....:devil:

steffilover
Jan 19th, 2005, 04:01 PM
sorry!! it was so important i had to say it twice!!:worship:

jacobruiz
Jan 19th, 2005, 04:58 PM
Great fight from Lee-Waters! She played like she had a squirrel in her pants!
(I mean that as a compliment.)

Maria had far too many unforced errors in the first set, however; her ball placement was just off.

One thing about Maria, though, is that she never gets down on herself and never gives up. She rises to the challenge and improves her game when she needs to. I love to see her fist clenching and "c'mons" (or vamos!) because I know Masha is giving herself what she needs to do better. Not that she did it excessively in this match, just enough to pump up her confidence.

Really looking forward to Maria's match with Na Li!:bounce:

G_Slammed
Jan 19th, 2005, 07:46 PM
Lindsay :sad: if she had a better serve this match might have turned out differently...

Might?

She could have easily pulled the upset if she had a serve.

Teemu
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:06 PM
Glad to see Maria was starting to find her game in the last two sets. Lindsay played really well though, and didn't show any signs of giving up although she lost the second one 6-0. It's too bad one of them had to go, but I'm still glad it wasn't Maria. :)
Good Luck against Na Li!