View Full Version : sharapova defeats vera 6-4 6-4!

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:44 PM
hooray is all i can say! :) :worship: :wavey: :bounce:

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:45 PM
Yay!! Good win Maria against an in-form Zvonereva.

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:45 PM
too close for me...but at least she won in straights, unlike Kim last week. Maria now leads Vera 3-2, thank god.

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:46 PM
Bepa :( Can't be too upset about a loss to Maria, but still. :ras: Keep up the good form in Montreal, can't wait to see you there. :D

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:46 PM
Sharapova is developing a nasty habit of wasting leads in matches. She led 4-0 in the 2nd if i'm not mistaken. She also almost let it go against Dementieva at Wimbledon, did let it go against Safina at Roland Garros and wasted a huge lead over Golovin in Miami before she retired.

she needs to watch that

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:48 PM
Bepa :(

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:48 PM
yeah she gave me a fright from being 5-1 down to 5-4 and serving for it i though oh god this is deja vu with another russian but i knew masha would learn from her mistakes! she won the game to love! thats the masha i love and support! vamos masha!

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:49 PM
i was afraid after the 4-0 lead. nice win.

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:49 PM
Well done Maria, although she's having real trouble closing out matches, I honestly thought we were heading for a 3rd set.

Sort it out Maria :hug:

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:49 PM


Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:50 PM
Her serve needs to become more of a weapon in tight situations. That's what she used to do really well in 04 and early 05, before the Serena losing match pts thing. I feel like now, her serve isn't as clutch as before. She'll need to get it back, asap.

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:51 PM
Great win for Maria :hug:
Keep winning!! :)

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:52 PM
Good win Maria !
Congrats :)

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:53 PM
hard luck bepa better luck in Montreal!!!!

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:53 PM

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:54 PM
Masha :bigclap: Nice win!
Bepa :hug: :sad:

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:54 PM
Masha!!!! :bounce: :bigclap: :banana:

In straight sets against an in form player as someone said. Very good win indeed considering this is her first tourny since Wimbledon and Vera's on her third and won Cincy. :)

Should have won 6-2 in the second but well serving out for a match after a month or so of no match play, it is still excusable.

Who's she up against next?

Aug 3rd, 2006, 11:55 PM
Sharapova is developing a nasty habit of wasting leads in matches. She led 4-0 in the 2nd if i'm not mistaken. She also almost let it go against Dementieva at Wimbledon, did let it go against Safina at Roland Garros and wasted a huge lead over Golovin in Miami before she retired.

she needs to watch that

yeah i know but she had very little match practice and confidence at the time although i admit closing out her matches in not a forte she still did well to serve the last game out to love it was almost as if she wanted it to go back to 5-4 if she could test herself although i doubt thats true but im sure shell be happy to have closed it out in the end in what seemed to be a tight enough match situation maria needs this situaions for her confidence she served out the first set and the match so im happy! well done masha! i wonder how vera played cause if she played like she did against kim and took kim to 3 sets and maria beat her in straight it might be a sign that shes in good form well hopefully thats the case anyway! well done maria! itll be interesting to hear what she has to say about the match like wether it was high quality or whether it was more of an error fest! im so happy! vamos masha! :bounce: :worship: :) :wavey: :lol:

Aug 4th, 2006, 12:00 AM
If she won the final game at love, I'm happy. She doesn't blow big leads against players she isn't expected to beat. She closed out her sets against J2H and Mauresmo and Kim. She just gets nervous against players she should beat, but at least she learned this time.

Aug 4th, 2006, 12:01 AM
nice going Maria :cool:

Aug 4th, 2006, 12:02 AM
i was a game off from what i expected!
69% first serves
68 1st serve pts
61 2nd serve pts
sounds solid, but could be better. she also only had one ace with 4 doubles.
i wonder what her winner:error ratio is.

vera's laying really good tennis, so to beat her somewhat comfortable is pretty impressive. she'll neem to step it up a bit against pierce, who i expect to play well even though it's also her 1st tournament back as well.

Aug 4th, 2006, 12:08 AM
Bepa, better luck next time! :sad:

Il Primo!
Aug 4th, 2006, 12:12 AM
Stop wasting leads, if you do it against JHH , Mauresmo or Kim, you're lost :o

Aug 4th, 2006, 12:19 AM
i think masha fans need to be greatful that she closed it out ok it was tough but im sure vera had something to do with it too shes a fighter beneath it all and also the more of these situations shes in the better shell become! :) also yeh it looks at the moment that she will play pierce who is currently 4-0 up! which probably means shes getting back to her original form i remember after the aussie open this year she came back very quick and played very well almost straight away so masha will need to jeep to this high level if not even step it up if possible! i wonder what her interview will say? and how tha match was ie how many winners and whether it was high quality tennis!

Aug 4th, 2006, 12:31 AM
What a relief Vera has been in great form and to beat her in straight is a good effort well done Masha

Aug 4th, 2006, 12:32 AM
yeah especially considering it took kim 3 sets last week! well done masha although the scoreline could have even been easier but im happy you served it out in the end!

Maria Croft
Aug 4th, 2006, 12:56 AM
She only lost one break, it happens, not a big deal!
She closed it out in style anyway :)

Good win Maria :yeah:

Aug 4th, 2006, 01:27 AM
thxs palpatine
i like the outfit
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Aug 4th, 2006, 02:44 AM
Masha :woohoo:

Aug 4th, 2006, 09:32 AM
Great Masha :drive:

Aug 4th, 2006, 09:38 AM

Aug 4th, 2006, 04:25 PM
I'm not feeling the shorts/skirt(not sure what it is cuz it looks baggy). It's too casual. But watever, as long as she wins.

Aug 4th, 2006, 04:30 PM
poor shuai... would have a great chance to have her first 10 victory in 2006 :yawn:

Aug 4th, 2006, 04:34 PM
Go Maria!

Aug 4th, 2006, 04:36 PM
poor shuai... would have a great chance to have her first 10 victory in 2006 :yawn:
:confused: what does this match have to do with shuai? if shuai couldn't close it out against vera, what makes you think she'd have a chance in hell of doing it against maria?

Aug 4th, 2006, 04:37 PM
Good game, Masha. :) Vera has been improving this year. It could have been tougher.

But stop losing those streaks of games!