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pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 01:01 AM
Good Luck Mary !

atoutix
Aug 4th, 2006, 01:07 AM
we know You can do it !!!!!!!!!!!! Mary !!!!

Wizzy Maryfan
Aug 4th, 2006, 01:33 AM
Great test !

Hope Eurosport will show it :tape:

Paul.
Aug 4th, 2006, 01:46 AM
Great test !

Hope Eurosport will show it :tape:
im praying it does! :tape:

Sund7101
Aug 4th, 2006, 02:27 AM
You got this Mary, we're all praying for you and wish you luck!

Go out there and take it!

Mark Spruce
Aug 4th, 2006, 03:18 AM
well i am in mexico and have net connection.

WOW good start Mary keep it up and it will be great hopefully to see you beat Maria !!

Mark

JMC
Aug 4th, 2006, 03:38 AM
Very very interesting test for our Diva ...

The Russian will be the favorite , we have to admit it, but i am so proud of Mary, her comeback is whatever happens in quarter a great success, and i am sure than in San-Diego or later she will make something big.Very BIG !!!

Come on Mary : LET'S go for the show !!!!!!!!

RJWCapriati
Aug 4th, 2006, 04:14 AM
Good luck Mary, I know you can do it!

DomenicDemaria
Aug 4th, 2006, 05:01 AM
Mary!!! :) Good Luck! It will be a tough one but you can do it!

cakiteror
Aug 4th, 2006, 05:25 AM
to be honest,i dont care what happens today!
i justa wonna see mary fight,and concentrated!
she is on a comeback trail and loss wouldnt hurt me(that much)!
my main concern at the moment is to mary stah healthy!
COME ON GIRL SHOW MARIA SOME HEART!

sebbe
Aug 4th, 2006, 05:51 AM
Eurosport will recover the first two matches and Mary will be the third=/...that's just typical!!

maybe they will record it for us:D

ashwu
Aug 4th, 2006, 06:48 AM
come on mary!!!

Lu_Weird
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:19 AM
Go Mary!

Paul.
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:22 AM
Eurosport will recover the first two matches and Mary will be the third=/...that's just typical!!

maybe they will record it for us:D


they are showing mary's here in britain so ill fill you all in on how she was playing ;)

mamno_MARYFAN
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:17 AM
Cool...Mary always have the chance against Maria...YOU CAN DO IT MARY!!!!!!!:worship:

stefi62
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:43 AM
Come Mary, time to set a 2-2 against Maria! You can absolutely do it!!! :bounce:

And anyway, that's the best test she could expect before Flushing (sorry, Billy Jean King!) :lick:

Mark Spruce
Aug 4th, 2006, 01:29 PM
You are right Stefi, it is a great test before the US Open.

You can do it Mary !!!!!!!!!!!!!

rsunderji
Aug 4th, 2006, 02:05 PM
LEts go this match is yours Mary!

paul B
Aug 4th, 2006, 02:40 PM
I can't wait to see how Mary fares against that annoying upstart Sharapova.Whatever the result,i have to say that seeing Mary fit & happy is the most important thing.She has given me so much pleasure over the years with her on court charisma and immaculate ground stroke production.I wish you all the best of success and love in the world Mary.You Rock.

From one of your many supporters in Melbourne, Australia.
Hope to see you firing and dramatising here in 2007

Paul

Mark Spruce
Aug 4th, 2006, 02:55 PM
have you seen the article today about Maria. I post it has it has views from Mary on the subject.


http://www.tennisre (http://www.********************/sharapova_080306.html)

porters.net/sharapova_080306.html (http://www.********************/sharapova_080306.html)


You have to combine the link LOL as it would not appear properly:confused:

regards

Mark

Wizzy Maryfan
Aug 4th, 2006, 03:33 PM
have you seen the article today about Maria. I post it has it has views from Mary on the subject.


http://www.tennisre (http://www.********************/sharapova_080306.html)

porters.net/sharapova_080306.html (http://www.********************/sharapova_080306.html)


You have to combine the link LOL as it would not appear properly:confused:

regards

Mark

Gosh, Masha is a so luxurious woman, and it is sad to be such a *bitch* at her age ...

This match will be terrific, as usual between those 2 : Mary and Maria will try everything to tell to the other "Hey, Girl, Look at my shots ! No way to make the same" > And I'm sure Mary will smile all over the match for each groundstroke she will make, whereas Sharapova will look at Mary with a mean and nasty face ... and, hmm, both will complain all over the match to the calls ...

it was like that during Rome ... It will be more than a simple match ...


Go Mary, Have Fun, and See What happens !
(Just hope you won't be overpowered and don't believe you have to touch lines to win a point ! Play your terrific games !)

cakiteror
Aug 4th, 2006, 04:27 PM
i was wrong!
i need mary to kick marias but!
it seems that maria and her fans are so full of themselves and mary needs to put them in their place!
COME ON GIRL SHOW THEM MANNERS!

Mark Spruce
Aug 4th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Yeah put them in their place

You can do it. Have fun out there. Yeah show them how you should act.

squig2k
Aug 4th, 2006, 06:47 PM
wow us pierce fans really dont like sharapova :p
this will be a great test for mary, if she comes through this it would be amazing

Mark Spruce
Aug 4th, 2006, 06:51 PM
i am wishing Mary all of the best to being the h2h to 2-2 !!!!

I know Mary can do it. She will not be worried about Maria at all. She will have fun out there what ever happens.

Maria will be nervous

danthepiercefan
Aug 4th, 2006, 08:48 PM
Great test !

Hope Eurosport will show it :tape:
Can somebody put IT ON COMPUTR please!
Vanvouver never have good stuff on sports channel.

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:04 PM
names are on the scoreboard :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:14 PM
apparently both of Mary's thighs are taped up :eek:

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:19 PM
15-0 to mary :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:19 PM
30-0 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:19 PM
30-15

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:20 PM
40-15 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:20 PM
1-0 to Mary :):)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:22 PM
15-0 to maria

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:22 PM
30-0

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:23 PM
40-0

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:24 PM
40-15

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:24 PM
40-30 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:25 PM
1-1 All

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:25 PM
0-15

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:26 PM
15-15 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:26 PM
30-15 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:26 PM
30-30

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:27 PM
40-30

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:28 PM
2-1 to Mary :):)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:30 PM
15-0 to Maria

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:30 PM
30-0

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:31 PM
30-15 :):)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:31 PM
40-15

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:32 PM
2-2 All

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:33 PM
30-15 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:33 PM
30-30

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:34 PM
30-40 :(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:35 PM
Maria breaks. 3-2 :(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:37 PM
0-15 to Mary

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:38 PM
15-15

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:38 PM
30-15

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:39 PM
30-30 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:40 PM
40-30

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:40 PM
4-2 to Maria

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:41 PM
15-0 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:41 PM
15-15 :(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:42 PM
15-30 :(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:42 PM
15-40 :(:(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:43 PM
5-2 to Maria :(:(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:45 PM
15-0 to Maria

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:46 PM
15-15 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:46 PM
15-30 :):)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:47 PM
30-30

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:48 PM
40-30

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:49 PM
Maria takes the first set 6-2 :(:(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:52 PM
0-30 to Maria

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:53 PM
Maria breaks. this could be over soon people.

1-0

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:54 PM
0-15 to Mary :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:54 PM
15-15

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:55 PM
30-15 :(

two aces in a row for Maria

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:55 PM
40-15 :(:(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:56 PM
2-0 to Maria

:(:(:(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:56 PM
15-0 to Mary !

Hold on here Mary :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:57 PM
30-0 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:57 PM
40-0 :):):)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:57 PM
40-15, c'mon Mary, hold on

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:58 PM
40-30 :( c'mon Mary one more point

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:59 PM
Deuce

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:59 PM
Ad. Mary

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:00 PM
back to deuce

MPadict
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:00 PM
Quite sincerely, Iam pretty disapointed by Mary's fitness. It looks pretty mediocre...
Supposedly she worked out a lot... Well she hate a lot too!!!
Her armis still there... She's still the fighter we know but she's too heavy and she can't move!!!!!!!!

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:00 PM
Ad. Mary :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:01 PM
2-1 to Maria

MPadict
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:01 PM
sorry... I meant "she ate" a lot

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:02 PM
Quite sincerely, Iam pretty disapointed by Mary's fitness. It looks pretty mediocre...
Supposedly she worked out a lot... Well she hate a lot too!!!
Her armis still there... She's still the fighter we know but she's too heavy and she can't move!!!!!!!!
Well it had to happen, her thighs are taped because of muscle soreness, i know how that feels and it is pretty uncomfortable and it's very hard to move.

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:03 PM
15-0 to Maria

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:04 PM
15-15 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:04 PM
30-15

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:05 PM
30-30 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:05 PM
30-40

break point for Mary ! take it !

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:06 PM
Deuce :(

she got my hopes up haha

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:06 PM
Ad. Maria

MPadict
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:07 PM
Well it had to happen, her thighs are taped because of muscle soreness, i know how that feels and it is pretty uncomfortable and it's very hard to move.


For sure, you are write... THough, she is big... I really thought that she would not gain now that she works with X. Moreau...
She will obviously fight till the end... but it is going to take time to see her at lastyear's level.... She can't win being that heavy... Too bad :sad:
:sad:

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:07 PM
back to deuce. c'mon Mary :):)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Ad. Maria :(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Maria serves up an Ace to take it to 3-1

15-0 to Mary

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:09 PM
30-0 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:10 PM
30-15

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:10 PM
40-15, c'mon Mary :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:11 PM
2-3 Mary, break her Mary, you can do it :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:12 PM
15-0 to maria

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:13 PM
30-0 :(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:14 PM
40-0 :(:(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:14 PM
40-15 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:15 PM
4-2 to Maria.

Hold on to your serve Mary :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:15 PM
woooo i love talking to myself hahaha j/k all you lucky people get to watch it on TV.

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:16 PM
15-0 to Mary :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:16 PM
30-0 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:17 PM
40-0 :):)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:17 PM
40-15

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:18 PM
3-4 Mary. You need to break her Mary, please :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:20 PM
0-15 to Mary, c'mon Mary :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:20 PM
0-30, c'monnn

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:21 PM
15-30 :(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:22 PM
30-30, another bloody Ace

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:22 PM
40-30 :( arghh

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:23 PM
5-3 Maria.

shit ! :(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:23 PM
15-0 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:24 PM
30-0 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:24 PM
30-15 :(

MPadict
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:24 PM
I am so admirative coz Mary fights like a dog...
She is so into it... She is gnna have" to work hard... but when u see what she can already do without legs... It is fantastic

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:25 PM
30-30 :(:(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:26 PM
40-30 :)

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:26 PM
deuce :(

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:27 PM
Match point Maria

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:28 PM
GSM Sharapova 6-2 6-3

Still so proud of you Mary :) Now rest for a few days, get rid of that soreness and come back bigger and better in Montreal :)

Sund7101
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:32 PM
You could tell Mary was really sore this match, which should be expected she played an incredible match against Bammer that took a lot out of her, and at her age she was just very sore and couldn't move at all. She just has to get some rest and come back strong in Montreal.

Paul.
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:37 PM
maria just hit fewer unforced errors, more winners and forced lots of errors for mary. her serve was unbelievable! all of those aces. however, after losing 7 games in a row, mary really picked it up in the second with flashes of absolute brilliance which bring real hope for the rest of the season (praying she stays fit and well)

the second set from 2-0 to sharapova was more or less even and of a very high standard. mary had a chance at 0-30 on maria's serve to really make it a match but maria was just on fire.

the main problem was pierce's second serve which was really below par and cost her lots of points. her first serve was great, but when she missed it, i expected the worse. sharapova pounced on each second serve and managed quite a few return winners.

overall a good performance from pierce and the scoreline may be a little deceptive. she really brought it back and im looking forward to seeing what she can do for the rest of this season. im so sorry mary but this tourney has been a gutsy one for you - you deserve all the credit in the world. :hug: good luck mary - you'll always be my number 1 :)

as for maria... one word - WOW

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:37 PM
maria just hit fewer unforced errors, more winners and forced lots of errors for mary. her serve was unbelievable! all of those aces. however, after losing 7 games in a row, mary really picked it up in the second with flashes of absolute brilliance which bring real hope for the rest of the season (praying she stays fit and well)

the second set from 2-0 to sharapova was more or less even and of a very high standard. mary had a chance at 0-30 on maria's serve to really make it a match but maria was just on fire.

the main problem was pierce's second serve which was really below par and cost her lots of points. her first serve was great, but when she missed it, i expected the worse. sharapova pounced on each second serve and managed quite a few return winners.

overall a good performance from pierce and the scoreline may be a little deceptive. she really brought it back and im looking forward to seeing what she can do for the rest of this season. im so sorry mary but this tourney has been a gutsy one for you - you deserve all the credit in the world. :hug: good luck mary - you'll always be my number 1 :)

as for maria... one word - WOW
for a Mary fan, is it worth downloading ?

Paul.
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:42 PM
for a Mary fan, is it worth downloading ?
the second set definitely! she really did start to play well. but my heart sank when she lost 4 points in a row after being 30-0 on marias serve and maria had just messed up a drive volley.

by the way her movement was really bad! you could tell it was because of her time off but that needs to be improved. that and her second serve were as bad as i've seen them for a long time im afraid to say :sad:

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:45 PM
the second set definitely! she really did start to play well. but my heart sank when she lost 4 points in a row after being 30-0 on marias serve and maria had just messed up a drive volley.

by the way her movement was really bad! you could tell it was because of her time off but that needs to be improved. that and her second serve were as bad as i've seen them for a long time im afraid to say :sad:
thanks Superman :kiss:

Sund7101
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:47 PM
for a Mary fan, is it worth downloading ?
No

Sund7101
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:49 PM
It was really hard to watch. Mary was really struggling with her movement today and her timing was off. I'm afraid to say, but Mary looked very sluggish and sore from her first couple matches. But still a successful comeback, she'll rest up and be ready to go for Montreal.

danthepiercefan
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:01 PM
No
I no longer think so either

Wizzy Maryfan
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:32 PM
mary was so slow during the first set but she played well in the second and I really think she has improved between the beginning of the march and the end !

Mary will be back at her best wirh matches and training !
i'm waiting for here to be better and better and i'm sure she'll be so good at montreal !

MPStylee
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:38 PM
I can't wait till she fully gets into playing again!!! This has been good for her right? She played three matches, two which she won and got to play Sharapova so she will know the level she will have to be in the future!

Good Luck Mary!!! We Believe in you!!!

Belmont Lad
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:40 PM
I thin Mary did great getting to the quarters and her game will continue to improve in the coming weeks. Well done Mary! :) :)

Alicein1derland
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:13 AM
Oh, poor Mary! :sad: Hope she wasn't too disappointed.


Mary did great getting to the quarters and her game will continue to improve in the coming weeks. Well done Mary!

I agree! Considering she hasn't played since February, and her body can't bounce back as quickly as some of the younger players', this was a really encouraging week for her. It's just a shame that she'll drop some points after having won here last year; but I guess that isn't foremost in Mary's mind right now. I respect and admire her so much for making the effort to get back to the best she can be. :worship: :bowdown:

It would be lovely if she could end the season on a high note - go, Mary! :clap2:

Mark Spruce
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:52 AM
So proud of you Mary.

You will go further the more matches you play

HUGS

Mark

zibaas
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:17 AM
Im so proud of Mary!
Great comeback!!

she only needs more matches pratices!!!
ALLEZ MARY! I LOVE YOU!!

ClaudiaZ-S
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:18 AM
down to 13 :sobbing:

Mark Spruce
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:48 AM
I agree on both of those points !!!



she only needs more matches pratices!!!

ALLEZ MARY! I LOVE YOU!!

mamno_MARYFAN
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:54 AM
Oh...its ok Mary, at least you managed to play here this year and get to the quarters...not bad at all!!!:angel:

Better luck next time Mary...!!!:angel:

Lu_Weird
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:00 AM
It is sad but acceptable, Mary just on the court I believe if more practice will make her amazing in the US OPEN! Go Mary

danthepiercefan
Aug 5th, 2006, 05:40 AM
absolutely

ashwu
Aug 5th, 2006, 06:02 AM
it seems mary got lost in the middle of the match. and lost the first game of the 2nd set too quick. a bit like in 2004 and the first half of 2005. the last few games she seemed play fine. good come back, and hope she could stay healthy and have a nice run this summer!!! come on mary, we love you!

RJWCapriati
Aug 5th, 2006, 06:51 AM
That result is okay - Mary will improve again and hopefully win the Open.

RJWCapriati
Aug 5th, 2006, 06:55 AM
And BTW - Mary's new braid looked goooooood!!!!!!!!!

DomenicDemaria
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Not shocked but still dissappointed. All the photos I have seen Mary's fitness doesn't look too good. But with matches it will improve. Not good to see her second serve was no good. Last year her second serve was amazig. Hopefully will confidence she will start serving like last year. Can't wait until Montreal. Hopefully with a strong showing she will get back in the top 10 where she deserves to be.

Mark Spruce
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:13 PM
I have to agree :hearts::hearts::hearts: the braids

Yeah match practice is everything for Mary at the moment. Maybe some doubles would be good as well

Mark

And BTW - Mary's new braid looked goooooood!!!!!!!!!

cakiteror
Aug 5th, 2006, 04:18 PM
i saw the match,and to be honest im worried about her movement!
i just hope its lack of fitness not health!
next time mary will do just fine!

squig2k
Aug 5th, 2006, 04:28 PM
id like to commend her for getting this far and playing decently against maria. i was so worried about her running though when maria hit corner shots. it seemed like such a strain.

pierce_fanatic
Aug 5th, 2006, 04:52 PM
i saw the match,and to be honest im worried about her movement!
i just hope its lack of fitness not health!
next time mary will do just fine!
apparently it was just muscle soreness because she hasn't played in 5/6 months. it's pretty painful stuff, i've had it myself and i find it very difficult to even walk properly, so i praise Mary for having a go at trying to run down a few of those balls yesterday :worship: but the soreness should only last about 2-4 days, depending on how severe it is.

does anyone know the exact reason why she had her legs strapped ?

cakiteror
Aug 5th, 2006, 06:17 PM
thanks pierce fanatic

RJWCapriati
Aug 6th, 2006, 12:15 AM
id like to commend her for getting this far and playing decently against maria. i was so worried about her running though when maria hit corner shots. it seemed like such a strain.


Especially to the forehand - but I think with time and more matches she will get back to where she was.

Oermi
Aug 6th, 2006, 04:46 AM
i think Maria played an amazing match, but if Mary`s fully fit again, SHE will beat Maria 6.2 6.3 :)

Nyangel2103
Aug 6th, 2006, 06:26 PM
During the telecast they said that her legs were taped because of the soreness and muscle tightness. The taping was for some extra support. Just like you said, they said its because she had that really long match in the first round and hasn't played in many months. No injuries though...



apparently it was just muscle soreness because she hasn't played in 5/6 months. it's pretty painful stuff, i've had it myself and i find it very difficult to even walk properly, so i praise Mary for having a go at trying to run down a few of those balls yesterday :worship: but the soreness should only last about 2-4 days, depending on how severe it is.

does anyone know the exact reason why she had her legs strapped ?