View Full Version : (2)Maria Sharapova def. Katarina Srebotnik 6-2 6-4

Jun 25th, 2005, 01:40 PM
Srebotnik did save couple of match points at 3-5 and fought a lot in the second set to get some break points(including at 4-5), but wasn't able to convert ;)

Jun 25th, 2005, 01:41 PM
Nice work Maria :D

Jun 25th, 2005, 01:41 PM
Masha :D

Jun 25th, 2005, 01:42 PM
not that great a performance from maria but job done ,wouldnt a beaten a Belgian or Serena today, Srebotnik didnt take her chances and just made too many errors and few winners.

Jun 25th, 2005, 01:42 PM
Not the best macth from Maria. But Katarina played well.

random fan
Jun 25th, 2005, 01:42 PM
yeap the match was more competitive then the score suggests

total points 67-53

Jun 25th, 2005, 01:43 PM
Well done Maria! :worship:

Great game Katarina :)

Jun 25th, 2005, 01:43 PM
Well done Maria, didn't see the match (it's showing Federer here), congrats anyway!

Jun 25th, 2005, 01:43 PM
Maria. Very impressive. :bounce:

Jun 25th, 2005, 01:54 PM
Good win Maria.

She won despite not playing her best tennis today. She seemed flat. Her serve was off and she made quite a few UE, but she fought her way through a tricky match. Srebotnik was the sort of opponent she dislikes, retrieves everything and hits it back deep and hard. Srebotnik had noting to lose and was just enjoying herself and going for it.

But Maria reeled her in. Keep on going Maria! :bounce:

Jun 25th, 2005, 01:55 PM
Go Masha! :)
Title defence is looking good so far.
Best of Luck for the next round!

Jun 25th, 2005, 02:00 PM
Good win for Maria, and nice effort from Srebotnik. Didn't see the match, Federer vs Kiefer is on :p

Maria Croft
Jun 25th, 2005, 02:02 PM
Good win !! to bad her serve wasn't working, Srebotnik was really enjoying herself out there today, and actually played very good, made Maria work for it, and she did !!

Go Maria !!

Jun 25th, 2005, 02:06 PM
Great stuff Maria. Couldnt see the match (thanks to Federer!), but sounds like she had a good solid workout.

Jun 25th, 2005, 02:29 PM
It was absolutely annoying watching this match because Maria was screaming SO LOUD, which I think is ABNORMAL behaviour on a tennis court. She should be fined or warned. I hope some player will kick Maria's ass big time (Go Serena, Venus, Mary!!).

Jun 25th, 2005, 02:51 PM
Good effort, Katarina.

Congrats, Maria. I can't see her being tested too much before the SF really, barring an unlikely exceptional performance by Nadia.

Jun 25th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Well done Maria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Jun 25th, 2005, 03:34 PM
That's 20 straight on grass. Maria is a very consistent player.

Jun 25th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Maria is in her good form but next match will be tougher against Dechy. :confused: She should get through if she serves well and doesn't make much unforced errors. :wavey:

Jun 25th, 2005, 05:18 PM
Im glad with the comments on Kata :yeah: good effort, girl ! :hearts:

Jun 25th, 2005, 06:23 PM
Congrats Maria!

Jun 25th, 2005, 07:04 PM
I'm looking forwards to a possible semi vs Venus.. That would be something:D;)

Jun 25th, 2005, 10:55 PM
well done masha ;) :yeah: :kiss: and with serena out, the final looks closer and closer ;)

good effort from kata :hug:

Jun 25th, 2005, 11:17 PM
Match pictures...



Jun 25th, 2005, 11:41 PM
Nice win from Maria. From her interview it sounds like it was a very hard fought match.

Jun 26th, 2005, 09:34 AM
I saw the end of that match... Srebotnik played well, unfortunately, she just had a really low percentage of first serves in.

Sharapova's looking fairly ominous unfortunately... :sad:

Jun 26th, 2005, 10:14 AM
not that great a performance from maria but job done ,wouldnt a beaten a Belgian or Serena today[QUOTE]


Keep going Maria-all the way! Good fight from Katarina, she gave Maria a much needed work-out.