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The Kaz
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:37 AM
Weird Match...Maria's serve was awful again 14# DF :weirdo:
Ai tanked the last 2 sets :smash:

Awful Match by both...they both didn't deserve to win imo :o

G1Player2
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:38 AM
Just a hiccup in the 1st set. Smooth sailing from there on out.

Emina.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:39 AM
Masha :worship:

still too many DF :help:

Dexter
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:39 AM
Ai :sad:

Again... 14 DFs from Maria :speakles: I hope her SF opponent takes advantage of it!

pcrtennis
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:39 AM
Wow...Ai played poorly...After an impressive first set...Nice tourney for her though!

Ben.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:40 AM
congrats maria :clap2: made 14 DF's :eek: & she'll need to be a bit consistent with that serve but what matters t'day is that she has got the win :)

ai :hug: still a good result for her :D

Lefty.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:40 AM
*sigh* :smash: :o :tape: When is this going to end Maria? :help:

You better get that second serve up vs. Ana or Jelena tomorrow. Good luck in that one.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:41 AM
Maria used to have the best 2nd serve on tour, did forget how to do it?

Mark for Martina
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:42 AM
I have this theory.. it was something Na gave Martina... that Martina in turn gave Kim... and that Kim passed on to Maria...

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:42 AM
Maria :) :hearts: Well done on fighting back! :yeah:

14 DFs :o :tape:
31 DFs in 2 matches :speakles: :help:

gary
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:42 AM
Masha :o
please cut down your DF's in SF :help:
but good 2nd and 3rd set!! :yeah: :D

swissmisshingis
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:42 AM
Too many DF from Maria again :sad:

But I'm happy she won.

lowdowndirty
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:42 AM
Maria got through without bringing her best game, so I'm positive.

Is there anywhere I can listen to the other Pan Pacific Open 07 matches with English commentators?

Meesh
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:42 AM
Sounds like it was a shitty match based on the comments in live scoring thread. Glad Maria was able to win! Good Luck in the next round and no more DF's!!! :wavey:

Mightymirza
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:43 AM
14 DFs..:eek:?? Finally Sharpy showing her russian side..:lol: In da face for haters..

Emina.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:44 AM
Masha...forget the AO final...just forget it please!

good fight anyways:)

The Kaz
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:45 AM
Ai jus didnt execute properly :sad: :(

The Kaz
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:46 AM
Anyhoo...Sharapova will lose to Ivanovic/Jankovic (hopefully the latter) :woohoo: :D :D :D

pcrtennis
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:51 AM
Go Jankovic!

shad9480
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:52 AM
Nice win Maria. That's my gal :bounce: :kiss: .
Good luck in the semis...with all the dfs, U need it ;)

Emina.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:54 AM
Mike should be satisfied...she did find a way to win it after all :angel:

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:54 AM
Nice one Masha :yeah:

ioni
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:55 AM
first set :help: DF :help: :tape: BUT GOOD SECOND AND THIRD SET !

congrats Masha ! :woohoo: :woohoo: good luck in semi ! ..;)

austennis
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:57 AM
Ai what happened? either you choked horribly or maria played lousy 1st round..

pcrtennis
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:58 AM
Ai just didn't seem to have her rhythm...way too many UEs in the second and third...didn't seem comfortable. But she played a great first set! She's playing 10000000X better at this point in the year than last year. Go Ai!

ZListCelebrity
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:01 AM
Ai, retire.

Josh.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:02 AM
russsssty :p

ctan88
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:04 AM
Poor Ai - seriously thought she was going to run away with this match, but once again a big congrats to Maria

pcrtennis
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:08 AM
Ai, retire.

Fuck you. Shut the fuck up. You clearly know nothing.:fiery: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :tape:

Goai
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:08 AM
Ai;s just getting started :D I expect much :D

ZListCelebrity
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:09 AM
Fuck you. Shut the fuck up. You clearly know nothing.:fiery: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :tape:

She has no game anymore. She needed 5 DFs to win the only game in the last 2 sets.

pcrtennis
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:09 AM
Ai;s just getting started :D I expect much :D

YES! I agree! This is still good news!:rocker:

pcrtennis
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:10 AM
She has no game anymore. She needed 5 DFs to win the only game in the last 2 sets.

Again, clearly you know nothing. Please stop talking. :lol:

Sexysova
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:12 AM
OMG, the number of df is horrible, Sharapova is now worse than DEMENTIEVA :D :lol:

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:15 AM
Davai Masha. :worship:

With all the crap she's copping about her serve, she's still managing to win, and win with some impressive scorelines. :hearts:

SharapovaFan16
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:18 AM
DF # is nasty... serve is definitely becoming a confidence factor with Maria

bellascarlett
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:19 AM
Oh Maria, when will this df nightmare end?! :smash:

But good she won again in the end. :) :yeah: Although it is getting a bit pathetic Masha. What's the problem really? Oh well, another win, another day to look forward to for redemption. We'll see. Good luck next round. You'll really have to serve much much better there.

Can someone tell me how many dfs she did per set? And really 5 in the only game in the third? that true? I didn't dare put myself under a position of torture by following live scores. :o

If lena doesn't give a shout out to maria in her blog...i will be annoyed. :fiery: ;)

Lefty.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:21 AM
Oh Maria, when will this df nightmare end?! :smash:

But good she won again in the end. :) :yeah: Although it is getting a bit pathetic Masha. What's the problem really? Oh well, another win, another day to look forward to for redemption. We'll see. Good luck next round. You'll really have to serve much much better there.

Can someone tell me how many dfs she did per set? And really 5 in the only game in the third? that true? I didn't dare put myself under a position of torture by following live scores. :o

If lena doesn't give a shout out to maria in her blog...i will be annoyed. :fiery: ;)

I think her DF numbers were like 6 in the first, 3 in the second, and 5 in the third.

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:23 AM
Congrats to Shapo. I feel sorry for Ai, though. This was a real opportunity for her, at home no less. Clearly, she caved. She had to KNOW Shapo wasn't just going to concede the second set. When Maria raised her game, it seems Ai either wasn't expecting it (which I find hard to believe) or couldn't raise her own.

franny
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:23 AM
I just don't understand what happened to her serve. Everything was fine last year, and then all of a sudden, something's changed! I wonder if she's injured or something.

starin
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:34 AM
once again

AI :help: How can you lose 6-0 6-1 in the final set, when Sharpova is double faulting like crazy
Sharapova :help: Good win for her but those double faults are getting out of ctonrol

On a side note i'm :drool: over a final between Sharapova and Dementieva. LOL. That would be so funny. There should be betting to see which player makes more doubles.

perseus2006
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:43 AM
Pova's serve started out poor in 2007 and Kim and Serena were able to get wins because of it. However, the serve is improving gradually as she plays. Pova will have it back to where she wants it soon enough.

Meanwhile, her defense is improving, too. Pova will be stronger as she comes out of this morass. Shriek on, Pova!

Brett.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:45 AM
Well done, Maria! :bigclap:

Golindz
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:49 AM
Ai :sad:

-sugi-
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:53 AM
Ai :hug: A nice tournament though :)

Duramont
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:57 AM
A bagel and a breadstick in front of home crowd - poor Ai! :sobbing: :sad:

Oh wait she won a set against the number 1. ;)

Goai
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:00 AM
Ai's never beaten the world number 1. It would have been nice but 110 or so points on her ranking is a good sign.

pcrtennis
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:03 AM
Ai's never beaten the world number 1. It would have been nice but 110 or so points on her ranking is a good sign.

Ai's beaten a world number one before...

Henin-hardenne...and maybe others...But that one I know for sure.

Goai
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:06 AM
I thought Henin was number 2 at the time, but the next week would be number 1. That was the year end champs right.

Maybe Lindsay when she was number 1?

AJZ.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:06 AM
Ai :sad: This always happens.

UncleZeke
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:09 AM
overcomes shakey start, solid finish.

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:10 AM
once again
On a side note i'm :drool: over a final between Sharapova and Dementieva. LOL. That would be so funny. There should be betting to see which player makes more doubles.

Shapo better hope she get's this serve thing together, because if she has to face El D in the final, I'd have to give the edge to Dementieva. That girl KNOWS how to play with a grip of DFs. It doesn't hardly phase her and she'll be less frustrated throughout than if Shapo's serving up a bunch of DFs.

schorsch
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:11 AM
yay, masha! good for you. i hope she can take something out of the last two sets. a lof of confidence. come on gal' go practice a lot! thats the good thing about having to play first. you got more time afterwards. masha masha :D i will see my masha tomorrow morning on esp2 :D yaaaap :D

disco_rage
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:33 AM
Nice try Ai

_Cell-chuk
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:42 AM
Maria, what the hell is going on with your serve?
I hope it's just a bad couple of days for her otherwise all players will start picking on that serve.

jazar
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:45 AM
14 doubles, if her coach wants to give her advice it shouldnt be 'find a way to win' byt 'stay away from dementieva'.

the 2nd and 3rd sets were annihilations, so she is obviously playing well, but just she hasnt managed to all through a match yet

bellascarlett
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:55 AM
I think her DF numbers were like 6 in the first, 3 in the second, and 5 in the third.

and the 5 in 3rd all came in one game as someone mentioned??? :confused: and at what point in the set? she wasnt serving for it, was she?

Beny
Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:59 AM
Maria :) :hearts: Well done on fighting back! :yeah:

14 DFs :o :tape:
31 DFs in 2 matches :speakles: :help:

..she won`t break my Lena`s record, anyway :p
IW 06 was a good one :lol:

G~Playa
Feb 2nd, 2007, 08:00 AM
great, ana and maria match up is great =)

CORIA01
Feb 2nd, 2007, 08:06 AM
When I saw her statistics on first serves and doubles faults I am a little bit :eek: She must step up her game against Ana cos if she play like that Ana will destroy her:devil:

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 08:46 AM
Well a win is a win but I dont like what happening out there, she is really having mental battles out there. Good luck in the semis Masha

Natasc
Feb 2nd, 2007, 09:11 AM
a win in 3 sets hehehe
and people said that Maria couldn't do this....
btw, what the heck is going on there?!

Natasc
Feb 2nd, 2007, 09:22 AM
So, Masha got friends with Elena!!
that is the only explanation that I can think of....
:lol:

On a side note i'm :drool: over a final between Sharapova and Dementieva. LOL. That would be so funny. There should be betting to see which player makes more doubles.

:haha: :lol: :haha:
good one!!
:haha: :lol: :haha:

Craigy
Feb 2nd, 2007, 10:35 AM
:unsure:

Shoulderpova
Feb 2nd, 2007, 10:37 AM
another 3setter :help:

AJZ.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 10:52 AM
Ai :sad::sad:
So close to Tokyo SF yet so far :sad:

tobi
Feb 2nd, 2007, 11:12 AM
Ai :( :sad:

but good effort and good tournement anyway ;)

Congrats Masha.

But whats the deal with those DFs ?? :eek:

Shimizu Amon
Feb 2nd, 2007, 11:17 AM
Well done Masha :yeah: keep it up like this and you'll be able to win Tokyo 2007!!

Sefo
Feb 2nd, 2007, 11:47 AM
What a wild horse you are, Masha.
You should ask WTA for 5 setters.

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 2nd, 2007, 12:03 PM
Masha's serve gone right off suddenly :eek:

need to fix that prob quick before it becomes longterm.

UDACHi
Feb 2nd, 2007, 12:09 PM
:help:

get it together, maria.

miura
Feb 2nd, 2007, 12:09 PM
Well at least the number of double faults is going down, at this rate you would think about 10 DF's and that is manageable without losing.

Good luck in the semi's Maria!

P_Fer
Feb 2nd, 2007, 12:10 PM
good job making it through Masha, but you still need to work on that serve!

Good luck in the next round!

Kim's_fan_4ever
Feb 2nd, 2007, 12:40 PM
Again the same :o Ahh

crazillo
Feb 2nd, 2007, 12:57 PM
Shitty match it seems... Ai had a chance there.

new-york
Feb 2nd, 2007, 12:58 PM
Ai.:(

wow, Maria's serve. :help:

bandabou
Feb 2nd, 2007, 01:13 PM
hmmmm....what's going on with that serve? at least she's winning, but man..

Ellery
Feb 2nd, 2007, 02:08 PM
Ai :sad:

Tenis Srbija
Feb 2nd, 2007, 02:10 PM
Ai :sobbing:

Marias serve :tape:

jacobruiz
Feb 2nd, 2007, 03:30 PM
6-0 6-1 in the 2nd and 3rd sets!:yeah:

Keep winning and working to regain that serve, Maria!:bounce:

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 2nd, 2007, 03:46 PM
where is maria's serve?

Mina Vagante
Feb 2nd, 2007, 03:48 PM
:eek:

selyoink
Feb 2nd, 2007, 03:56 PM
I'm glad Ai was able to win the first set.

RenaSlam.
Feb 2nd, 2007, 04:03 PM
:tape: :tape: :tape:

WTF, Maria?!?!

xan
Feb 2nd, 2007, 04:22 PM
6-0 6-1 last two sets was very good.

But you can't keep giving away sets.

Good Luck in the next round, Maria!

charmedRic
Feb 2nd, 2007, 04:24 PM
14. ridic. but congrats.

kirjen
Feb 2nd, 2007, 04:26 PM
I did not see the match. Is she not hitting serves in or what?

AnywhereButHome
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:24 PM
Well done Maria!
Good luck in the SF!

The Daviator
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:52 PM
No player can take advantage of Maria playing badly :rolleyes: Hopefully Ana can...

-Makiri-
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:13 PM
Masha :)

gmak
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:32 PM
Masha :rolleyes: :help: :o
well, despite all these doubles she won the last two sets 0 and 1! :D :hug:

hope you find your serve in the semi! Good luck Masha! :hearts:

metamorpha
Feb 3rd, 2007, 12:43 AM
Is she experimenting with a brand new serve or what?