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The_Pov
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:27 PM
Well done Maria.

8 aces

serving was fab!!!

Aaron.
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:28 PM
Maria :hearts: more Vcash!

Libertango
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:28 PM
:sad:...but well done Mary, for your first tournament back. :hug:

mirzalover
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:28 PM
good lord you posted this quick

nouf
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:29 PM
well done maria!

sharapova vs pierce san diego 2006

part1: http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=4DNQKGYO

Dexter
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:29 PM
:sad: :crying2:
but it's great to see you back playing Mary. :hug:

Good luck wherever she plays next :)

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:30 PM
Let's face the truth about this match - it was one-sided. Pierce just didn't exist on the court... Maria fired some great balls, she had a lot more winners than UE. It was her great performance.

The_Pov
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:30 PM
well done maria!

sharapova vs pierce san diego 2006

part1: http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=4DNQKGYO

Good lord nouf that is quick :eek:

crazyroberto6767
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:30 PM
:sad: Mary. She's definitely rusty, although her form picked up as the match went on which is a good sign. She just needs to keep improving. Her legs must have been tired, because she was moving pretty poorly, even by her standards. And her second serve wasn't quite kicking like it usually does. Her returns & reaction time seemed off @ the beginning, but she seemed to adjust. Overall, good comeback tourny, getting to the QF's and defending some of her points. Not her best match, but her form should get better and hopefully she'll be in better form by the USO. It's really just great to have her back :).

Congrats Maria, she played very well, particularly on her serve.

Oneofakind0490
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:32 PM
Maria played great tennis.

Mary its your first tourny and you need to lose a little weight and your movement was bad today. Well goodluck in your next tournament.

Martyś
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:32 PM
Mary :) I'm waiting for your deadly forehand at US Open this year !

Maria :banana:

TennizFan
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:33 PM
well done maria!

sharapova vs pierce san diego 2006

part1: http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=4DNQKGYO

Thanks a bunch! I was just going to ask for this. Waiting for the rest...

The_Pov
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:33 PM
To be fair to Mary there was one point in the match where she managed to run down everything Maria threw at her, so it's looking good for the us open

pierce_fanatic
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:33 PM
:sad: Mary.

Still so proud of you Mary. Go rest up for a few days and get rid of that soreness :kiss:

But well done to Maria.

borisy
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:33 PM
Maria served and returned the second serves well...

It was a pretty poor performance from Mary. She was out of position in most shots and she has a few extra kilos. What will be her new ranking?

Dann
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:34 PM
good service Mary ;)

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:34 PM
Elena lost , also Lleyton

Masha won , also Nicole

If Marat loses this day will be the worst day in August

nouf
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:34 PM
Thanks a bunch! I was just going to ask for this. Waiting for the rest...
in some minutes

Paul.
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:36 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

alextim
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:36 PM
mary lost ... but it's great to see mary again on the court (I saw the match on eurosport) she was slower than maria but it's only her first tournament since febrary, the better is to come

hablo
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:37 PM
Elena lost , also Lleyton

Masha won , also Nicole

If Marat loses this day will be the worst day in August
ohhhhhhhh nnoooooooooooooooooo, marat just HAS to win :fiery:

he had such a big win yesterday that he may have a bit of a letdown today though :tape:

cs0803
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:37 PM
Well done Masha! Enjoyable match, great to see Pierce back on the court!

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:38 PM
Elena lost , also Lleyton

Masha won , also Nicole

If Marat loses this day will be the worst day in August

Don't tell me about Lleyton, his loss is sth horrible :o

RenaSlam.
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:39 PM
Good, solid match from Maria.

Not bad to reach the QF of a Tier 1 event in your first match in over 6 months, Congrats Mary on a great tournament.

Her movement was terrible even for her standards probably due to soreness and rust. She can only get better. :bounce:

franny
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:41 PM
Was this match shown on ESPN? No right? THey are showing the Clijsters-Hingis match tonight? Did everyone here watch from Eurosport?

mirzalover
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:43 PM
i watched it on espn

bellascarlett
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:44 PM
Masha! :banana:

nothing surprising about the win given the circumstances despite some people would have wanted to blindly believe but congrats to masha and welcome back mary, nice to have you back! :)

thanks nouf in advance. :D

Good luck in the semis Masha!!! :bigclap:

Paul.
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:45 PM
movement was :tape:

Maria Croft
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:45 PM
Very good match from Maria!
So many aces :eek:
Too bad Mary wasn't moving well, but she still hit some amazing winners :yeah:
Good win Maria :D

mboyle
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:46 PM
Maria looked really really impressive today, but then I realized, Pierce couldn't get to balls three steps away. Sharapova's volleys were atrocious, still. Yes, she is in visibly better shape and is moving much better herself than she was a year ago, and yes her serve was a bigger factor than it has been in a year or so, but she still had some iffy first serves, still double faulted twice, and still hasn't faced a good mover. Hopefully she can keep it up, but she was obviously going to play well. She owns players that aren't faster than she is.

zibaas
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:47 PM
Mary :hug:
Great comeback!!

ALLEZ!

Vincey!
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:47 PM
Well done Masha:yeah:..But Mary:sad:

franny
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:49 PM
i watched it on espn

So they did air it on espn? Are they still gonna air hingis-clijsters tonight then? Why does their site say that they are airing it at 11 pm?

mirzalover
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:52 PM
So they did air it on espn? Are they still gonna air hingis-clijsters tonight then? Why does their site say that they are airing it at 11 pm?

no they are just showing boxing, the x games and of course the drama that goes on in poker

Beny
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:53 PM
Well, there was everything perfect by Maria..serve, return, volleys,strokes...
it was pretty one-sided

At the moment,I think Sharapova is the biggest favourite for US Open title..My money is on her!

tabieonelove3
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:53 PM
i think The Tennis Channel is gonna show the Hingis-Clijters match..

mauresmofan
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:55 PM
Maam wasn't anywhere near her best but Sharapova was outstanding. The shots she came up when she was under pressure at Deuce or 0-30 were brilliant and her serve was untouchable. Flashes of what Maam can do but they were too few and far between. Great for the tour to have her back and she will hopefully get a decent draw at the Open and go far.

franny
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:55 PM
Okay I'm so sad now. For over a week I've been checking the ESPN site and thought that they'd show the night match. So i didn't record the day match or anything. This pretty much ruins my evening. Booo! I'm so pissed at ESPN. Bunch of lying shrews that don't even check the errors on their site! Grrrr....I'll just have to have to hope that some kind soul will upload the match. Sigh.

F-R-E-A-K
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:08 PM
Maria :hearts: :woohoo:

dinhd82
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Mary just could not read Maria serve at all today and she was slower than usual (and that's really slow). Nice try Mary, please get back into shape and start spanking your opponents again.

Lindsayfanumber1
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Great tournament anyway MARY! :banana:
Maria :)

nouf
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:22 PM
updated

sharapova vs pierce san diego 2006

SET1
part1: http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=4DNQKGYO
part2: http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=JTVNLK6Q

SET2:
part3: http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=3C16OJTS
Vids are coming soon

borisy
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:28 PM
Well, there was everything perfect by Maria..serve, return, volleys,strokes...
it was pretty one-sided

At the moment,I think Sharapova is the biggest favourite for US Open title..My money is on her!

volleys??? maria lost points in both of her volley attempts :lol:

PatrickRyan
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:29 PM
good comeback still mary!

hurricanejeanne
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:31 PM
:sad: Mary...

I only watched the first set, but Mary's game is still there, you could still see it on some fantastic shots she hit. Her movement was really bad even for her, her legs were really tired. This would have been an amazing match if Mary hadn't been hurt all year. Hopefully she plays better and more consistant in her next tournament so she is ready for the USO.
It's great to see her back though. Rest well Mahree. :)

Ourania
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:32 PM
Ah damn it, i don't like either of them that much but i'd rather Mary have won than Maria.

Belmont Lad
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:36 PM
I'm just so thrilled to have Mary back on tour. It's great she won a few rounds in her first tourney back. :) I think we can expect her to really find her footwork and "A" game in the coming weeks. :clap2: :yeah:

msharafan
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:42 PM
volleys??? maria lost points in both of her volley attempts :lol:

ill have to agree with you on that one borisy but isnt it soo typical of him tryling to look for the negatives and the few that there were! lol :lol:
anyway well done masha you did great keep playing like that and win against patty! good luck! :bounce: :worship: :)

morningglory
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:43 PM
8 aces :) much, much better serving this time :)

nouf
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:46 PM
hqs masha tkxs to wtahq!



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Il Primo!
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:49 PM
Wow, Maria has been very impressive!:eek: She ran pretty well, her returns were agressive. She seemed very focused and determined. I highly doubt she loses this week if she keeps on playing so well

Great match realised by Mary tough and good luck :hug:

nouf
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:06 AM
thxs palpatine for others hqs

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cometz9
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:08 AM
Mary :sad: oh well i'm glad your back playing again, is she playing in LA?

Scotso
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:27 AM
Mary :sad:

LegionArgentina
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:58 AM
Mary :sad: :sad:

WIMBLY2004
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:12 AM
Well done Maria, and thanks nouf for the video

Andy.
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:26 AM
Awesome display from Masha against a really awesome opponent, she is really building in confidence and play. Good luck against Patty

SelesFan70
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:52 AM
Maria's serve was very on today...and her forehand held up well. :)

But really, could Mary have had any more tape on her thighs? :tape:

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:52 AM
Masha :woohoo:

fOxYLiCiOuS
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:53 AM
Mary :hug: :hug: Nice to see you back! :kiss: :)

Lulu.
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:53 AM
Lack of match play cost Mary this match...But she put up a good fight

Mother_Marjorie
Aug 5th, 2006, 03:01 AM
Go Maria!

You played well and hit the ball hard! Another Tier I semi. Now win your second of the year!

Rtael
Aug 5th, 2006, 03:03 AM
Really what's with all the people bashing Mary? Yes her movement sucked today but she reached the QF of a Tier I in her first tournament back and took 5 games off the #4 player in the world...that's pretty good for a first tournament back. I'm sure by the USO she'll be a threat to the top players.

UDACHi
Aug 5th, 2006, 03:09 AM
i expected mary's movement to be hindered, and it really did blow. the amount of tape she had on was :eek:.

maria was playing great tennis today. i was impressed with her movement and she was serving great.

MH0861
Aug 5th, 2006, 03:15 AM
Maria played a great match, and her serve was on fire. Not many people would've beaten her today.

Mary played a bit better in the second, but I'm still dissapointed for her. Hopefully her body will recover and she'll get into the swing of things in Montreal.

furrykitten
Aug 5th, 2006, 04:04 AM
Well done Maria, what a thumping win :hug:

gary
Aug 5th, 2006, 06:04 AM
just saw the video,Masha was playing very very good,hope she keeps playing like this :yeah: :D

nouf
Aug 5th, 2006, 07:25 AM
sharapova pics versus pierce
http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/thumbnails.php?album=213

http://mashafan.free.fr/galeriephoto/albums/tournois/2006/sandiego/normal_maria-sharapova_fr_sandiego06_077.jpg

santhuruu
Aug 5th, 2006, 07:27 AM
You know, I think Mary Pierce didn't play at all worse. She was really going for every point, but Sharapova was really on yesterday, her movement was very good to and she had an amazing control on her groundstrokes. I am very happy that her ankle injury and that Pierce her foot problems are over:D.

-Makiri-
Aug 5th, 2006, 10:37 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

msharafan
Aug 5th, 2006, 11:59 AM
yeah great match by maria and welcome back to the tour mary! good lcuk masha in your next round! and if anyone missed the match or want to see it again its on now on eurosport!

*Jean*
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:06 PM
Yeah well done Masha! I hate you but I hate Pierce more :o
Seriousely, Sharapova seems to be in a great fit :p

Valou
Aug 6th, 2006, 09:08 AM
Mary still has one month to prepare for US Open and get her shape back !
Thank you very much for the video, nouf !! I can't wait to see her playing !