View Full Version : YEC RR: Maria Sharapova (2) defeats Kim Clijsters (6) 6/4, 6/4

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:45 PM
Maria's into semis, isn't she?

She played WAY better than yesterday. Kim was not bad but was really defensive. She wasted a lot of opportunities in the 2nd set, many BPs, including in the last game... I think she needs more time to challenge the very best after coming back from injury. She's not ready yet. :sad:

btw, all the linesmen's decisions were CRAP. :o Both players challenged MANY, MANY points and were right. Kim was really looking fiery at times!

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:47 PM
Poor Kim :sad:, not her best performance but Maria played very well...

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:48 PM
Great win Maria :clap2:

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:50 PM
kim definitely needs more time to come back. she didnt play any top, top players in hasselt, so perhaps wasnt quite ready. an ace is a nice way for sharapova to finish though

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:50 PM
I think the umpires don't overrule anymore since the introduction of the challenge. I don't like that and esp. Kim needed to ask the challenge so often.

Overall a pretty good match IMO.

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:51 PM
I though Masha is the second seed.

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:51 PM
I felt for Kim (and occasionally Maria) because there were so many wrong calls that they had to challenge and it was really halting the match.

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:52 PM
mmm hmm as expected...
Masha fans who doubted her (and I shall refrain from naming a few) ...

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:52 PM
poor kim :hug:

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:53 PM
Kim wasted so many BP's. :o

Really decided the match, it should have gone to three sets.