C'MON Maria, earn some big points here !! Good Luck !!
Mar 8th, 2005, 02:47 AM
Maria's draw is not bad at all and if she is playing the way she has been she should make the Semi finals at least. Good luck Masha have a great tournament
Mar 8th, 2005, 09:43 AM
I meant this yellow..
:haha: Even her panties are yellow! I love it. :cool:
Mar 8th, 2005, 03:49 PM
Maria ......You win!
Mar 9th, 2005, 06:59 AM
Are Siberian Tigress Yellow? ;)
Whatever color she would choose :worship:
Mar 10th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Go Go Go!!! :bounce: Maria Sharapova :bounce: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Mar 10th, 2005, 05:06 PM
Mar 11th, 2005, 04:12 PM
Mar 11th, 2005, 10:00 PM
Good luck!!!! :clap2: :kiss: :bounce:
Mar 12th, 2005, 04:00 PM
Bolt :bolt:Bolt :bolt:Bolt :bolt:Bolt :bolt:Bolt :bolt:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Best of luck
Mar 12th, 2005, 04:20 PM
Mar 12th, 2005, 07:48 PM
Maria won with 6-1 6-2 !! she has now won 9 matches in a row !!
Mar 12th, 2005, 08:09 PM
She did it!!! yeah!!!
Mar 12th, 2005, 08:09 PM
1st serve: 24/38 (63%)
Aces on 1st serve: 2
Points won on 1st serve: 18/24 (75%)
Aces on 2nd serve: 0
Points won on 2nd serve: 9/14 (64%)
Receiving points won: 34/61 (56%)
Double faults: 1
Break points conversions: 6/12 (50%)
Total points won: 61
1st serve: 37/61 (61%)
Aces on 1st serve: 1
Points won on 1st serve: 16/37 (43%)
Aces on 2nd serve: 0
Points won on 2nd serve: 11/24 (46%)
Receiving points won: 11/38 (29%)
Double faults: 2
Break points conversions: 1/2 (50%)
Total points won: 38
Mar 13th, 2005, 12:32 AM
Well done Maria good luck v Safina
Mar 13th, 2005, 04:28 AM
M. SHARAPOVA /A. Haynes
An interview with:
THE MODERATOR: Questions for Maria .
Q. Is this a good beginning for you? Can you talk about the match.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, for sure. I mean, first matches are never easy. You don't know what to expect. You come out. You know, my opponent already played the first round, so she's got a bit of a groove out there.
But I felt pretty good. In the first set, you know, I broke her three times and I put a lot of pressure on her serve. The second set, she didn't make as many errors as she made in the first. So it became -- the points became a little longer. But then I broke her, and it went on from there.
Q. What do you think was the turning point in the match? She seemed to play better early in the second set.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, uhm, I think most of her service games in the second set went to deuce, and I had the opportunities, but I didn't take them in the first two of her service games because she held.
But I finally took my chance, so, in her third serving game.
Q. How is it playing against a player who feels like she has nothing to lose, she's playing with desperation?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, I think it's very important to make sure you're ready for every single match you play. You know, I've been in those situations. You know, in every single match, I don't think my opponent has anything to lose, you know, because I don't play with too many girls that are ahead of me because I'm No. 3 in the world. So I think, you know, they obviously have nothing to lose and they go out and they just play freely.
And sometimes, you know, when your opponent's too good, it's too good. But I think you just have to be prepared for it.
Q. Speaking of No. 3, how much is No. 1 in your sights right now?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: It's not something that I dream of every single night, let's put it this way. You know, as I said, I'd love to be No. 1 in the world. It is my goal. But I'm not going to, you know, think about it so much that I can't sleep. Just as long as I'm winning, then I know I'm in good hands.
Q. You've been very open about wanting that, which a lot of the other women aren't.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Open about being No. 1?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, I mean, why would you want to be No. 20 and then when you get to No. 20 it's like you don't want to be No. 1, you know? It's like shoot for the moon. If you miss, you'll still be among the stars, so...
Q. Do you ever stop and think of the period between Wimbledon and now, "Wow, look at all that's happened"? I'm sure you're asked about it all the time.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, I am. But, you know, I just try to focus on today, I guess not try to worry about it. It's been amazing what has happened. I take the good things from it, the experience that I got, you know, from the whole months that were past me.
But it's been a great ride, and I've been enjoying every second of it.
Q. With such a terrific last year, are the expectations higher this year for you?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I think a lot of people expect you to win a lot more, and that's one thing that is difficult. But as long as you as an individual understand that it's impossible to win every single match and every single tournament, I think you're human and you can't win everything. I think that's something that people expect you to do.
When you lose, it's like big news. When you win, it's not. But it's part of what I do, and I love it. When people are expecting me, you know, I want to raise my level and do better than I can, so...
Q. How hard is it to stay grounded? As you focus on match to match, whether or not you wanted to, you've become a "celebrity." After you won Wimbledon , you got invited to 18 million things. How hard is it for you to stay grounded? Does having your parents around you keep you grounded?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I think it's most important to set your priorities. I've been really good at setting my priorities. I've known what I wanted to achieve in my life, and that's always been something on the court rather than off the court.
I know that a lot of the off-court stuff is a lot of stuff, and I love doing it, because it's just so different to what I do on the court. But, you know, I have a great team around me, you know, that every day supports me. You know, if I get a little off track, they make sure I get back on the road.
But, uhm, I don't know. It's a combination of yourself, knowing what's important.