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Mina Vagante
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Maria gets a breadstick for her Birthday :lol:

Serena was down 3-5 and saved a SP before winning the First set :worship:

Serena came back from 2-5 and 0-40 down but lost the second 6-4

Great serving by Serena, steamrolling Maria in last set :)

Great fight Serena, 4 wins in a row against Maria :p:nerner:

Very good match though form both players- Soooooo entertaining

I only watched a bit of the match but Serena hit ALOT of winners :bounce:

Onto the Semi-Finals :)

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Wow. What a match.
I thought you wouldn't see these kinds of winners on clay.
So many changes in this match.

The good news is that Maria can have a nice Russian vodka late night tonite.
Happy 23rd birthday Maria. :lol:

LeRoy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Serena was GREAT today

Serena is the real # 1 !!!!!

tennisfanxx
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Poor goldenlox:sad:

young_gunner913
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
COME ON SERENA!!!!!! :woohoo::hearts::worship:

Happy B-day Masha. :devil:

jujufreak
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
WELL DONE SERENA :bounce:

doni1212
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Good job, Ree!!!

doni1212
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Good job, Ree!!!

joão.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Maria choked 23618372183623428316382632836 times in this match. :help:

RenaSlam.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Magnificent win, Serena!

Awesome playing on clay, thought Maria would win this as she's been playing a lot.

3rd straight win against Maria!

STEP TO DIS HATERS (CELLOPHUCK AND DUMBSKA)

Expat
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
new goldenlox post
maria is 24-2 this year she has just won her first clay tournament and she is just whatever whatever

btw good fight maria
u r improving very much on clay
serena :)

Dave.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Serena:banana:

Nice comeback in the 1st set and great finish in the 3rd!

jujufreak
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Serena was GREAT today

Serena is the real # 1 !!!!!

:lol::lol::lol:

Serena-rules-no1
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Floor wiping :yeah:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Yay Serena :banana: :aparty: Stepped it up when you had to.

Good luck in the next round :hug:

Michael Joyce :nerner: This BITCH just sent your girl's arse back home! :devil:

Direwolf
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
wow...
that was a great game
what were the final stats??

Dodoboy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:42 PM
QF to SF MIGRATE!

Happy B'day Masha, was that breadstick just wat ya asked for! BIATCH! :hug:

Morrissey
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Well done Serena Williams! Serena is awesome! Once again Serena proves she is the BEST PLAYER on the WTA. The rankings don't tell the whole story when Serena is FIT and MOTIVATED she is THE BEST. So much for Sharapova being invincible in 2008 thank goodness Maria lost!!!

BigBabeTENNIS
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
amazing serena

Black Mamba.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Serena was beast today.

blaqsql
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
We Have a new Serena Williams whether you like it or not.

Serena has been all top 5 except Ivanovic so far this year! Great!

TomTennis
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Serena :worship:

Thanx4nothin
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Maria only could wrestle 9 points from a rampant serena in the third. Congrats Serena! Comiserations Masha! You did better than the last 2 times, still ur a better player on clay than ever before lol no cow on ice anymore.

*Jean*
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Maria :sad:

But well done Sery ;)

Morrissey
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Serena now has a 5-2 record against Sharapova so much for Sharapova being so great. It is clear and obvious SERENA IS THE SUPERIOR PLAYER!!!!

dybbuk
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Serena :hearts: She dominated that third set. :drool:

Minotaur
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Some amazing tennis by Serena in the 3rd set

Dodoboy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Serving at 65% :eek:

11 aces

2 DFs

only 2 points lost on serve in the third :scared:

SHORTY best believe it's time to MIGRATE!

Costanza
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM
:worship:Serenissima:worship:

Cam'ron Giles
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Somebody please go check on Cleo...:scared:

spiritedenergy
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:44 PM
:haha:

Serena you should have gifted her a bagel in the last set, not a breadstick! :(

Sharapova only won 9 points in the whole set and 2 points in Serena's service games:tape::help:

Thanx4nothin
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:44 PM
QF to SF MIGRATE!

Happy B'day Masha, was that breadstick just wat ya asked for! BIATCH! :hug:

I've been listening to mariah for the record and lovin you long time during that match, oh and i stay in love! :worship:

s_j
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Congrats to Serena - was a great match. And nice to see what gracious winners Serena fans are. Real classy.

ghost world
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Happy Birthday!!

oleada
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:44 PM
First few games of the match were just dreadful :help:
Good for the rest of the first set, didn't get to see much of the second.
But Maria really struggled in the third, and Serena took full advantage of it. Well deserved win; I'd wish she'd managed a bagel. Really good tennis from her in the third.

I don't like either of these players, but I'm surprisingly pleased with Serena's win.

Slumpsova
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:44 PM
:woohoo: :banana: :aparty:
what a great year for Serena. beat the crap out of her 2 enemies :dance: :rocker2:

DownTheLine21
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Excellent match from Serena. The way she completely raised the level in the third set was fantastic.

tae04
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Serena put the clamps down on her in the 3rd set.

Destiny
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:45 PM
:woohoo:

Dodoboy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:45 PM
13 match winning streak!

FINALLY Maria gets some REAL competition in her clay run!

Serena play well SERENA win! :drive:

Slutati
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:45 PM
That's the way baby!!!The cow is out:banana:Well done, Serena you really are the shit.Congrats:bigclap:

beriadan
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Excellent match from Serena. The way she completely raised the level in the third set was fantastic.

She didn't completely raise the level. Maria choked.

FERLKE
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:45 PM
:devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

FORZA SARITA
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:45 PM
that 3rd set:drool:

Slutiana
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Hope someone can upload it. :sobbing:

Viktymise
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Perfect display in the 3rd set of how to beat Sharapova on clay.

Controlled power, extreme depth, constantly moving the ball around, all the while keeping a reasonable margin for error. Oh and defending fantastically too.

Destiny
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Choke yeah :ras:

dearplastic
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Serena is back. Anyone who states otherwise needs to look at this fantastic clay court match. Nice job Maria, but no cigar today. Serena was too good.

Win the tournament now.

Mynarco
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:46 PM
even i am no fan of maria or sharapova, but the third set is SO brilliant
nice job serena

zlove
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:46 PM
what happened maria? :sad:
keep on working hard :hug:


congrats on the win serena
she exceeded my expectations with her play thats for sure

mykarma
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Wow. What a match.
I thought you wouldn't see these kinds of winners on clay.
So many changes in this match.

The good news is that Maria can have a nice Russian vodka late night tonite.
Happy 23rd birthday Maria. :lol:
Great match from both players. Congrats Serena

Poova
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Bad luck Maria. You took a set so I'm happy. ;)

Congrats to Serena, but it's a shame the cocky Serena fans have returned in full force.

Mikey B
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
impressive 3rd set from serena... maria should have won it in two, if she took her first set point she might have... but oh well!

onto rome and berlin for mash...

jfaithfully
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Well lookie here Serena is still keeping it moving over Sharapova, what a fantastic fight from none other than Rena

VishaalMaria
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Nice win Serena. :) Good fight Maria, you played well but Serena was that little bit tougher; mentally and physically.

Onto the Semi-finals.

Serenidad.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Whooo. Errorena didn't show up for that 3rd set and it was BRUTAL.

DownTheLine21
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
She didn't completely raise the level. Maria choked.

I think we must have been watching different matches. Maria had trouble with her first serve, but Serena was playing with great pace and placement. Maria didn't have an answer.

CR3WLFC
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
how did maria play ?

i just came home i missed it :sad:

Dodoboy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
I've been listening to mariah for the record and lovin you long time during that match, oh and i stay in love! :worship:

Songs i listened to - :wavey:

MIGRATE x 3

RADAR (brit)

I'll be lovin you long time :dance:

bandabou
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Congrats babygirl..slowly getting back to her best. She played great today and the fight was evident as always.

Slumpsova
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Somebody please go check on Cleo...:scared:
no news from her since IW :shrug:
actually since YEC last year :sad:

frontier
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Serena baby we love you!rock on:worship:congrats on your win good luck in the next rd.:kiss::hearts::cool:

Destiny
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Cocky ???

Yeah Serena

Slutati
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:48 PM
And Serena did give Maria a gift-that game in the third set.How nice of her:awww:

tommystar
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Was the match televised in the US? Can anyone upload it?

Slumpsova
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:48 PM
She didn't completely raise the level. Maria choked.
right :o
too bad she didn't choke in the match she won, did she? :rolleyes:

bandabou
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Wow, Maria wins like 10 points! in the last set. DANG!

oleada
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Question: Has Maria beat a top 10 player on clay? One NOT named Chakvetadze?

Craigy
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Great match! Well played, Serena. :hearts:

V-MAC
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:49 PM
:lol: As Serena said herself after the match, she just played the "serena game" in the final set after starting out slow. Good for her.

Maria :shrug: Nice effort in the first two sets

beriadan
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:49 PM
I think we must have been watching different matches. Maria had trouble with her first serve, but Serena was playing with great pace and placement. Maria didn't have an answer.

You were probably lusting after Serena too much to see that Maria's demeanor was completely subdued in the third set, she got nervous.

celia
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:49 PM
Seems like it was a great match, pity I only got to watch a part of the first set :o

I'm proud of Maria, she actually got a set, which is something I didn't expect. Now take a rest and play Rome, not Berlin please ;):kiss:

Congrats Serena ;)

LeRoy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:49 PM
Serena could move to # 6 if she wins this tournament :hearts:

qc_aneres
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:50 PM
great great win
both players played great today

DownTheLine21
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:51 PM
You were probably lusting after Serena too much to see that Maria's demeanor was completely subdued in the third set, she got nervous.

LOL! Please try to be classier in your responses. Maria was already nervous throughout the match. She was broken serving for the first and second sets. I don't think anything changed too greatly about her state from the second to third set

Il Primo!
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Nice, really nice match. Too bad Serena's win ruined it :o Damn, I just hate when she beats Venus and Maria. Maria proved she could give her hard time to the rican, it was a matter of nerves and Reena was much better in this departement today.

VishaalMaria
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Question: Has Maria beat a top 10 player on clay? One NOT named Chakvetadze?

Chakvetadze. She's a top ten player and Maria has beater her on clay.

Mina Vagante
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Maria sent crashing down to earth :p

Slumpsova
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:51 PM
And Serena did give Maria a gift-that game in the third set.How nice of her:awww:
and i remembered Maria said something like that when she beat Sesil somewhere. so this must be the sweetest present ever :hearts: :lol:

hablo
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:52 PM
That's the way, baby.



:p



Anyhow, great win today, Serena. Too bad you forgot the game plan in the 2nd set (Mind you, Sharpie played well in the 1st & 2nd set) but you got it together in the third. Well done. Now win the tournie. ;)

Bruno71
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Somehow these two turned a clay court into a hardcourt today :lol: I haven't seen Serena play this consistently well since she beat Maria in Miami last year...but give credit to Maria for matching Serena's intensity for most of the 1st 2 sets. There's just something about Serena's game that matches up horribly for Maria, in addition to the fact that Serena when she's on like this is nearly unstoppable.

stevos
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Wow.
Maria, what the fuck is that serving? Why do you do this?
And Serena, why do you always raise your level and concentration so WELL against Maria! It's killing me. :sobbing: Why couldn't you pull some Miami final shit. :p

Nah, great match Serena. From what little I could see on the livestream.

I'm not tooooo gutted, since Maria isn't the formidable clay player Serena could be, still wish Maria could have pulled it off.

Next time! :armed:

WIN THE TITTLE REE!

#1Davenport
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Go Serena! Show the world what you're made of!!! Screamapova ain't got nothing on you! :Devil: :lol:

young_gunner913
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Question: Has Maria beat a top 10 player on clay? One NOT named Chakvetadze?

Chakvetadze. She's a top ten player and Maria has beater her on clay.

did you see the part that said NOT named Chakvetadze. :lol:

rjd1111
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Serena gave her a birthday present.

Another breadstick. She seems to like them very much.

beriadan
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:54 PM
LOL! Please try to be classier in your responses. Maria was already nervous throughout the match. She was broken serving for the first and second sets. I don't think anything changed too greatly about her state from the second to third set

She got broken because she got more nervous. Maria could have won the match if she had continued to play the same way she did until 5-2 in the second set.

bellascarlett
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Maria :hug: At least she was competitive this time. Just didn't believe in herself enough at times. That first set was a missed opportunity. But I'm glad she fought it out in the second. You've had good preparation so far on clay Mash, that's what's important. :)

Serena played well in the third. Congrats.

Some Serena fans in this thread...:help:

~Eclipsed~
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Chakvetadze. She's a top ten player and Maria has beater her on clay.

The original poster was asking if she beat someone other than Chakvetadze who is in the top 10, on clay.:o

Anyway, Congrats Serena! Excellent performance! :yeah:

hacberto
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:54 PM
This match was so great I think is the best so far this year
Serena :hearts: what a third set you played just perefect, fantastic

Maria really played great in the two first sets, Maria's forehand returns were just amazing I was like wuuaaoo

Serena just raised her game to a next level Maria fought but it was just too much for her in that third set today

Congratulations Serena good luck tomorrow

:hearts: I love you Serena :hearts:

And God thank you for letting Serena play good today and Thank You for letting her get to the next round you're THE BEST God is awesome

hingisGOAT
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Two cows on ice ;) The level of play was actually quite high for the most part I thought, but... this looked like a hard court match. I can't wait to see Serena play a true clay-courter, shoudl make for a much more appealing match.

Anyway, Sharapova couldn't have played THAT much better. Sure, she sucked in the third set, but otherwise she played great and still could barely maintain a lead. I think there is a vast gulf between these two players. Maria might be able to hit as hard as Serena, and serve as well, and hit great forehands and backhands or whatever, but Serena really has the hands to place and re-direct the ball so much better. For Maria you feel like, for her to have a chance, the ball HAS to be right in her strike zone. For Serena, she is more athletically gifted with better feel so she can really strike a winner from anywhere. This dynamic IMO makes for a pretty poor rivalry between the two because Serena's superior skills are evident from start to finish, it's just a matter of when she will clean up her game to send Maria home.

Best part of the match is Sharapova's coach coming one breath away from calling Serena a bitch :tape:

NightShift
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Yes!:D

2moretogo
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:56 PM
SERENA!!! Get some rest ma!!!

rolls eyes @ the person who said Maria choked away a set she was never leading and lost 6-1. I have read a lot of stupid things on this board, that one is definitely in the top 5.

Oh well, Happy B-day Maria, get very drunk and enjoy yourself properly.

Destiny
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Happy Birthday Maria

Did she get a cake on court??

spiritedenergy
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Maria :hug: At least she was competitive this time. Just didn't believe in herself enough at times. That first set was a missed opportunity. But I'm glad she fought it out in the second. You've had good preparation so far on clay Mash, that's what's important. :)

Serena played well in the third. Congrats.

Some Serena fans in this thread...:help:

:awww::haha: PATHETIC!!!!:lol:

spiritedenergy
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Happy Birthday Maria

Did she get a cake on court??

no, a breadstick:lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:57 PM
What an amazing display of tennis from Serena in the 3rd set :worship:. Vintage Serena :bounce:

Maria is getting closer, but still has a ways to go before she can match Serena with her game. She just turned 21 though, Maria has not hit her peak yet. She can and i think she will improve and perfect her game within the next couple years.

:bounce:Congrats Serena, Win it all! :bounce:

LeRoy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:58 PM
So with Serena winning their last four matches the H2H is now 5-2 and Maria last beat Serena FOUR years ago :o :help:

serty
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Serena:worship:
Hopefully there will be some energy left for the rest of the tournament.:scared:

дalex
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Congrats Serena! :banana:
Now lose to JJ in the final (if you both reach it)! :angel:

Cp6uja
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Actualy this is not NEW - this is good OLD Serena! After 2003 she is never so fit like now (6-0 in 3-setters this season including vs Venus, JJ, Sveta and Maria speak for self). But still clay is her worst surface and we will see how she will play against JJ in final or especialy how she will play against other TOP5 girls at RED clay. But even if she not reach something big at RG this year (atleast final for example) she will be big title contender at Wimbledon, USO and Olympic for sure (TOP3 in all cases). Only what she need is to stay fit and health like she is now.

jujufreak
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Serena play well SERENA win! :drive:

Opponent play better Serena lose ;)

swissmr
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:59 PM
:awww::haha: PATHETIC!!!!:lol:

Coming from you :haha:

Slutati
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Happy Birthday Maria

Did she get a cake on court??
No, Marion is already out:lol:

bandabou
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Two cows on ice ;) The level of play was actually quite high for the most part I thought, but... this looked like a hard court match. I can't wait to see Serena play a true clay-courter, shoudl make for a much more appealing match.

Anyway, Sharapova couldn't have played THAT much better. Sure, she sucked in the third set, but otherwise she played great and still could barely maintain a lead. I think there is a vast gulf between these two players. Maria might be able to hit as hard as Serena, and serve as well, and hit great forehands and backhands or whatever, but Serena really has the hands to place and re-direct the ball so much better. For Maria you feel like, for her to have a chance, the ball HAS to be right in her strike zone. For Serena, she is more athletically gifted with better feel so she can really strike a winner from anywhere. This dynamic IMO makes for a pretty poor rivalry between the two because Serena's superior skills are evident from start to finish, it's just a matter of when she will clean up her game to send Maria home.

Best part of the match is Sharapova's coach coming one breath away from calling Serena a bitch :tape:

Agreed...Serena is just a bad match up for Maria, just like she was a bad matchup for Lindsay.

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Oh come on. :lol:
My thread had more post and Serena did deny Maria something she would have loved to have woken up to tomorrow, the satisfaction of beating Serena on her worse surface.

Oh well, it's not going the change the fact that Maria is going to feel like crap tomorrow. :lol:
Drink your pain away girl.

Vincey!
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Maria :sad:...you should have won the in 2 sets :(...

Serena just played a perfect 3rd set :p...Good for her ;) Well done !...Now win that :p

bellascarlett
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:01 PM
:awww::haha: PATHETIC!!!!:lol:

Pathetic? Do even understand the meaning of it? Coz that's you and everyone here knows it. :lol:

celia
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:03 PM
:awww::haha: PATHETIC!!!!:lol:

Yep .... Perfect word to describe yourself :kiss:

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:03 PM
So with Serena winning their last four matches the H2H is now 5-2 and Maria last beat Serena FOUR years ago :o :help:

So what, shut tuhe fuck up, Maria should won in AO in semis, and here, there was a big battle, maybe Serena leads 5/2 but she won twice hard matches. It was a good battle, it's the only thing we have to notice.

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Beating Maria in over 2hrs on clay in 3 sets isn't much to celebrate about. Maria is still learning to play on clay , and Maria should have won this, I think she and Serena knows she won this match mentally. Overall a good week with a tournament and Tier I QF for Maria on her least favourite surface

LeRoy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:04 PM
So what, shut tuhe fuck up, Maria should won in AO in semis, and here, there was a big battle, maybe Serena leads 5/2 but she won twice hard matches. It was a good battle, it's the only thing we have to notice.

:spit: :o :help: :haha: :rolls:

nhissan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:04 PM
never in doubt :rocker2:

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Maria vs Serena on a hardcourt now, Maria would win like 6-1 6-2

doni1212
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:05 PM
Beating Maria in over 2hrs on clay in 3 sets isn't much to celebrate about. Maria is still learning to play on clay , and Maria should have won this, I think she and Serena knows she won this match mentally. Overall a good week with a tournament and Tier I QF for Maria on her least favourite surface

Whatever you say troll, :rolleyes:

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:05 PM
:spit: :o :help: :haha: :rolls:

You have nothing to say, FINE.

Aaron.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Maria vs Serena on a hardcourt now, Maria would win like 6-1 6-2 Whatever you say your always wrong Demska

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Whatever you say troll, :rolleyes:

You know I am right.

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Maria vs Serena on a hardcourt now, Maria would win like 6-1 6-2

I really don't think so, Serena's serve is just too good, even worst when Maria is her opponent.

Dodoboy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Two cows on ice ;) The level of play was actually quite high for the most part I thought, but... this looked like a hard court match. I can't wait to see Serena play a true clay-courter, shoudl make for a much more appealing match.

Anyway, Sharapova couldn't have played THAT much better. Sure, she sucked in the third set, but otherwise she played great and still could barely maintain a lead. I think there is a vast gulf between these two players. Maria might be able to hit as hard as Serena, and serve as well, and hit great forehands and backhands or whatever, but Serena really has the hands to place and re-direct the ball so much better. For Maria you feel like, for her to have a chance, the ball HAS to be right in her strike zone. For Serena, she is more athletically gifted with better feel so she can really strike a winner from anywhere. This dynamic IMO makes for a pretty poor rivalry between the two because Serena's superior skills are evident from start to finish, it's just a matter of when she will clean up her game to send Maria home.

Best part of the match is Sharapova's coach coming one breath away from calling Serena a bitch :tape:

:worship::worship:

Has such true words ever come out of your keyboard :lol:

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Whatever you say your always wrong Demska

:kiss:

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Serena gave her a birthday present.

Another breadstick. She seems to like them very much.

At least Serena could get her a drink with the breadstick. :lol:

nhissan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Maria vs Serena on a hardcourt now, Maria would win like 6-1 6-2

cry me a river

:hug:

Pleasantville
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Great job Serena!!!! :worship:
Maria, it's still a VERY good year so far, don't let this loss discourage you :hug:

I love you both!! Please finish 2008 as the world #s 1&2 now. :kiss:

harloo
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Beating Maria in over 2hrs on clay in 3 sets isn't much to celebrate about. Maria is still learning to play on clay , and Maria should have won this, I think she and Serena knows she won this match mentally. Overall a good week with a tournament and Tier I QF for Maria on her least favourite surface

:haha::haha:I know you're gutted that Serena wasn't beaten today but to tell people they shouldn't be happy that Serena defeated the #2 player in a tough three set battle is hilarious!!

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:08 PM
I think Maria may have been injured too? i didn't watch so i would know. maybe fatigue from winning 3 titles in the year and 23 out of her 24 previous match may be taking effect here

2moretogo
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Don't feed the trolls!!!...:armed:

Dodoboy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Serena could learn A LOT from Maria. You just have to play YOUR game, i think she compromised a little and that cost her the second. I am sure in the third she realised.

Take the title :hearts:

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:09 PM
:haha::haha:I know you're gutted that Serena wasn't beaten today but to tell people they shouldn't be happy that Serena defeated the #2 player in a tough three set battle is hilarious!!

last time i checked Maria was ranked #4

IceSkaTennisFan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Beating Maria in over 2hrs on clay in 3 sets isn't much to celebrate about.
Maybe if Maria didn't take so much time playing with her hair and breathing and serving so high in the air and thinking then the match would have been a quicker race to the beatdown in the 3rd :p

Oh, and if Maria had won this match, you know you'd be singing a much different tune had it taken as long.

sammy01
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:09 PM
well done serena. maria well tried but i just dont see it happening on clay against the big girls, but dont stop trying.

serena keep up this play and you will be ranked where you deserve top 3!

Dodoboy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Come on guys, don't reply to you know who.

let him talk and just try to ignore :awww:

Dodoboy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Maybe if Maria didn't take so much time playing with her hair and breathing and serving so high in the air and thinking then the match would have been quicker :p

DAMN RIGHT

30 mins was just Maria friggin serving!

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:10 PM
last time i checked Maria was ranked #4

Yeah me too:lol:

Aaron.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:10 PM
last time i checked Maria was ranked #4 Last time I checked Myskina isnt ranked!

Jasmin
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:11 PM
I'm so happy for Serena. It was tough and I don't want go the 'rubbing in face' route although I know some would rub it in my face. I do think Maria's playing much better now that her shoulder is doing much better. However I'm glad that Serena pulled it out since people were thinking cause Maria played awesome at the AO this year that she would beat Serena down. Good to know that that is not the case.

Maria wasn't injured and it's not like Serena is the master on clay.

A win is a good win against another top player no matter how long it took.

Elwin.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Serena :yeah:

heart
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:12 PM
serena :banana:

maria taking serena into a third set :bolt:
happy bday! :smooch:

cometz9
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Great Win Serena :worship: Good Luck in the SF :yeah:

In The Zone
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Great job Serena! :D

You played AMAZING in that 3rd set. Long live the queen of the WTA, Serena Williams! :kiss:

And this was green clay. Imagine red, :scared:

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Last time I checked Myskina isnt ranked!

Hmmm. Somehow I don't find that funny.

canuckfan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:14 PM
I think Maria may have been injured too? i didn't watch so i would know. maybe fatigue from winning 3 titles in the year and 23 out of her 24 previous match may be taking effect here

Why do you give them so much ammunition? :shrug:

Marcelo.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Take it, Michael Joyce :bounce:

The Daviator
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Maria vs Serena on a hardcourt now, Maria would win like 6-1 6-2

Woulda's, shoulda's, coulda's, that's all you got :lol: :lol: H2H now 5-2 :kiss:

Serena :banana: :woohoo: Masha whups 90% of the field, but Monroe simply has too much game for her.

Serena is now 17-1 in 2008 :)

Destiny
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Ignore must ignore :mad:

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:14 PM
i am just voicing my opinion

SvetaPleaseWin.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:17 PM
:bigclap: Serena :bigclap:

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Serena is now 17-1 in 2008 :)

It's not better than Maria, stop RIGHT NOW.

Vaidisova
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Great job Serena :yeah:

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:19 PM
Maria has a grand slam, Tier I Doha and Tier II Amelia Island in 2008. Serena has a MM Bangalore dish.

ElusiveChanteuse
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:19 PM
Serving at 65% :eek:

11 aces

2 DFs

only 2 points lost on serve in the third :scared:

SHORTY best believe it's time to MIGRATE!

I've been listening to mariah for the record and lovin you long time during that match, oh and i stay in love! :worship:

Songs i listened to - :wavey:

MIGRATE x 3

RADAR (brit)

I'll be lovin you long time :dance:

:haha:

Serena :rocker2: :worship: :yippee:

VishaalMaria
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:19 PM
It's not better than Maria, stop RIGHT NOW.

But Serenas better than Maria. Stop RIGHT NOW.

frontier
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:19 PM
I think Maria has a mental block each time she plays Serena that makes the 2004 win a bit flukish,pova is one of those players that is growing on me I support her when she plays players like Justine or JJ .Serena you are da bomb,at least you got some practice for your next match.So much for the double bagels.....at least she will enjoy her baguette.

G1Player2
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:20 PM
:lol: Where is Demska at?

In The Zone
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:20 PM
It's not better than Maria, stop RIGHT NOW.

Actually.

17-1 = 94.44%

23-2 = 92%

Serena has the better record in 2008. :)

Jasmin
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Like Maria, Serena is much better on hard courts. I personally wouldn't want to sound like a sore loser.

Kunal
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:21 PM
great result!!

Dodoboy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Bagsy this as avatar - :drool:
http://d.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20080418/all/l3132421.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20080418/all/l3132417.jpg

Bartosh
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:25 PM
I have 2 last games from this match :p

hotandspicey
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Beating Maria in over 2hrs on clay in 3 sets isn't much to celebrate about. Maria is still learning to play on clay , and Maria should have won this, I think she and Serena knows she won this match mentally. Overall a good week with a tournament and Tier I QF for Maria on her least favourite surface



:haha: But if it was the other way around, your troll ass would be celebrating. :tape:
Once again, a smack down by Rena! very well played especially in 3rd set. :bounce::bounce::bounce: Happy b/day Sharapova. You can use that breadsick to stir your martini :lol:

VishaalMaria
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:27 PM
I have 2 last games from this match :p

Well upload then!!!!!!

homogenius
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:27 PM
I want a Serena-Jelena final

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Actually.

17-1 = 94.44%

23-2 = 92%

Serena has the better record in 2008. :)

Sharapova : WON Australian Open (GS), Doha (Tier I), Amelia Island (Tier II)

Williams : WON Bangalore (Tier II)

I know which I would rather have :)

Slumpsova
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:28 PM
some of Maria fans are just :tape:
especially bellascumback and some stupid Maria Mafias which i don't bother remembering their identities. this is for you :help: :help: :help:

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Sharapova : WON Australian Open (GS), Doha (Tier I), Amelia Island (Tier II)

Williams : WON Bangalore (Tier II)

I know which I would rather have :)

Sure.

Bartosh
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Well upload then!!!!!!

Where? It's 44,3 MB

choi15
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:31 PM
You forgot Miami (Tier 1)...

Expat
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Where? It's 44,3 MB
youtube

Destiny
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Loving the mini agruement with you know who :haha:

IceSkaTennisFan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:32 PM
I just wonder how much this will affect Maria in the future. The last loss to Serena really hurt her. You could see Maria crying on the changeover after Serena went up 5-0 in the 3rd.

G1Player2
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Sharapova : WON Australian Open (GS), Doha (Tier I), Amelia Island (Tier II)

Williams : WON Bangalore (Tier II)

I know which I would rather have :)

Serena: Won 8 slams including the career slam AND the French Open including winning 4 in a row.

Maria: 3 slams and NO French Open

I know which I would rather have ;)

matty
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Congratulations Serena!
At least this was a more competitive match. I'm sure maria will gain confidence because it wasn't a blowout like the last 2 times.

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:33 PM
I think Maria has a mental block

Of course.:rolleyes:

Expat
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Sharapova : WON Australian Open (GS), Doha (Tier I), Amelia Island (Tier II)

Williams : WON Bangalore (Tier II)

I know which I would rather have :)
miami too

hablo
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Sharapova : WON Australian Open (GS), Doha (Tier I), Amelia Island (Tier II)

Williams : WON Bangalore (Tier II)

I know which I would rather have :)

Didn't Serena win Miami (Tier I) ? :lol:

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Serena: Won 8 slams including the career slam AND the French Open including winning 4 in a row.

Maria: 3 slams and NO French Open

I know which I would rather have ;)

We were just talking about this season, no need to speak about their careers of course I would rather have Serena :rolleyes:

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Serena: Won 8 slams including the career slam AND the French Open including winning 4 in a row.

Maria: 3 slams and NO French Open

I know which I would rather have ;)

Maria is 21

Serena will never win a grand slam again.

Maria has plenty of time.

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Didn't Serena win Miami (Tier I) ? :lol:

I forgot. Even though, it still doesn't change my view.

Olórin
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Great match, great fighting for both :worship:

However Serena proved in that third set that she simply is the superior player :)

I hope she can finally win Charleston, she still has some tough battles ahead though.

G1Player2
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Maria is 21

Serena will never win a grand slam again.

Maria has plenty of time.


:lol: If Serena will never win a grand slam again, then that doesn't bode wll for the likes of Justine, Jelena, Maria etc. either sense Serena has crushed them all these last few weeks. I mean, if Serena can't win a slam at this level neither can they. :wavey:


Troll

Bartosh
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:36 PM
I upload on livevideo.com

matty
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:36 PM
I just wonder how much this will affect Maria in the future. The last loss to Serena really hurt her. You could see Maria crying on the changeover after Serena went up 5-0 in the 3rd.

It's surprising to hear that she was crying because she seems really tough to me. I guess she just puts her heart and soul in to these things so losing is an enourmous let down for her. I'm not a Maria fan, but do admire her "will of steel". Serena's pretty darn tough too--when she really wants to be that is!

homogenius
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Since AO, Maria had titles in Doha (T1) and AI (T2), semi in Indian W; and 1/4 here.She beat only ONE TOP10 player (Hantuchova #8) and TWO top20 (Hantu + Radwanska #20).She lost to Kuzne and Serena, basically each time she faced a true opponent.

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:38 PM
:lol: If Serena will never win a grand slam again, then that doesn't bode wll for the likes of Justine, Jelena, Maria etc. either sense Serena has crushed them all these last few weeks. I mean, if Serena can't win a slam at this level neither can they. :wavey:


Troll

Grand Slams are a whole different ball game. Serena hasn't been past the QF of a major in over a year.

Olórin
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Maria is 21

Serena will never win a grand slam again.

Maria has plenty of time.

Serena is a better person than you. :)

hablo
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:38 PM
I just wonder how much this will affect Maria in the future. The last loss to Serena really hurt her. You could see Maria crying on the changeover after Serena went up 5-0 in the 3rd.

:eek:

Mikey B
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:39 PM
crying? really?? i have to see that to believe it... she didnt even cry during the AO final, she shed a few after but not during...

Olórin
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Grand Slams are a whole different ball game. Serena hasn't been past the QF of a major in over a year.

Yeah just like at before the 2001 US Open, remind me what happens next? :)

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:40 PM
I just wonder how much this will affect Maria in the future. The last loss to Serena really hurt her. You could see Maria crying on the changeover after Serena went up 5-0 in the 3rd.

So what, look at how many times Maria cried when Justine beaten her, sh came back more stronger, there is not what to be ashame to lose against Serena with difficulty.

Expat
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:40 PM
I upload on livevideo.com
link plz

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Yeah just like at before the 2001 US Open, remind me what happens next? :)

I wouldn't know, I don't cling on to titles won over 6 years ago.

SharapovaFan16
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Wow what BS coming from a hater about Maria crying. You guys try to come up with the dumbest crap. Like this loss is going to ruin Maria's career lol. A non major loss on clay? PALEEZE!

Even Maria & Serena had a nice exchange at net after the match. They both knew that was a battle of a match worthy of a final. Why do fans have to ruin a match that was fun to watch for both fan bases?

Serena just found her rhythm at the right point of the match. Well played. Touche.

The Daviator
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:42 PM
I just wonder how much this will affect Maria in the future. The last loss to Serena really hurt her. You could see Demska crying in his living room after Serena went up 5-0 in the 3rd.

Edited.

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:43 PM
That's funny, I didn't see the match, I wasn't in my living room :)

G1Player2
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Grand Slams are a whole different ball game. Serena hasn't been past the QF of a major in over a year.


She was injured at Wimbledon with the calf injury and thumb injury which had her out for the whole summer and she went into the US Open with no match play.

Also, in 2001, Serena lost in 4 straight GS QF's as well, and then we know what happened after that. :devil:

Anyway, who cares. Serena just beat Maria for the 4th straight time and that's all we need to be focusing on at the moment. Serena OWNS her. :lol:

mapaliey
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:43 PM
serena...:)
congrats...goodluck next round...
take the title.......

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:44 PM
She was injured at Wimbledon with the calf injury and thumb injury which had her out for the whole summer and she went into the US Open with no match play.

Also, in 2001, Serena lost in 4 straight GS QF's as well, and then we know what happened after that. :devil:

Anyway, who cares. Serena just beat Maria for the 4th straight time and that's all we need to be focusing on at the moment. Serena OWNS her. :lol:

Yada Yada Yada. Who cares.

sammy01
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:45 PM
That's funny, I didn't see the match, I wasn't in my living room :)

lmao of you deny watching the match and being in your living room but not crying over the match! :lol:

VishaalMaria
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:45 PM
I upload on livevideo.com

Have you uploaded it?

Olórin
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:45 PM
I wouldn't know, I don't cling on to titles won over 6 years ago.

I used the present tense, geez you're not very bright are you.
History will repeat itself. But I guess inferring all that would've involved actual thought for you.

Craigy
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:45 PM
Posts in this thread.
Demska 16
Even dodoboy doesn't have that many. :hug:

IceSkaTennisFan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Wow what BS coming from a hater about Maria crying. You guys try to come up with the dumbest crap. Like this loss is going to ruin Maria's career lol. A non major loss on clay? PALEEZE!

Even Maria & Serena had a nice exchange at net after the match. They both knew that was a battle of a match worthy of a final. Why do fans have to ruin a match that was fun to watch for both fan bases?

Serena just found her rhythm at the right point of the match. Well played. Touche.
I'm not a Maria hater :confused: I have always admired the belief she normally has in her game. Maria was crying, but that's not what was so important in what I was saying. It was just that after Maria's last loss to Serena, Maria's season pretty much went downhill. The FO SF was a great result for her, but due in part to a very fortunate draw.

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:47 PM
lmao of you deny watching the match and being in your living room but not crying over the match! :lol:

yaya lol lmaolgomfo

Craig.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Yada Yada Yada. Who cares.

STOP. You're making yourself and other Maria fans look very bad here.

bellascarlett
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:47 PM
I just wonder how much this will affect Maria in the future. The last loss to Serena really hurt her. You could see Maria crying on the changeover after Serena went up 5-0 in the 3rd.

I honestly don't think this will affect her that much in the future. If anything, there are positives to take away from the match as I said. She was competitive for 2 sets, winning one and 'almost' winning the other...on clay. She knows what went wrong on her side of the court. Her serve is still not consistent enough. That was a major issue. She won a title anyway last week - her first clay title. Her season is still really good and with her AO win, still the best one so far. This wasn't a Slam final (although with all these threads and all the talk, it seems like it is :lol: ). It's was a QF match in Charleston on green clay, the week after she won AI. She'll be alright. Still needs to train hard on clay though.

papru
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:47 PM
well, i dont really know whats worse :p
but Serenas fighting spirit is admirable :D

Fretchap
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Serena, back at your best level I hope :D :bounce:

LindsayRulz
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Serena :rocker:

Bartosh
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:48 PM
link plz

I'm still uploading :p It's 46% :rolleyes:

Denise4925
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:48 PM
:banana: Just damn Serena :lol: Great match from both players. Very high quality play. You can't say that either player choked because it was such a high quality match. Very tight first set that Serena came back to win and that third set, she just steam rolled. Maria played a great match too and has nothing to hang her head about. Congrats to both players. Very very entertaining match. I'm just so surprised at how well they both played on clay.

G1Player2
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:49 PM
I heard a little bird that Demska is gonna be banned soon. :lol:

G1Player2
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:49 PM
:banana: Just damn Serena :lol: Great match from both players. Very high quality play. You can't say that either player choked because it was such a high quality match. Very tight first set that Serena came back to win and that third set, she just steam rolled. Maria played a great match too and has nothing to hang her head about. Congrats to both players. Very very entertaining match. I'm just so surprised at how well they both played on clay.

You got to watch it. :sad:

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:49 PM
I'm not a Maria hater :confused: I have always admired the belief she normally has in her game. Maria was crying, but that's not what was so important in what I was saying. It was just that after Maria's last loss to Serena, Maria's season pretty much went downhill. The FO SF was a great result for her, but due in part to a very fortunate draw.

I really don't care about his draw, look at this year in AOpen, she had a tough draw, the most difficult, and she won AO easily without losing 1 set, tough draws made her playing better. There is NO DOUBT;)

bellascarlett
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:49 PM
All the fighting in this thread...:help:

Destiny
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Posts in this thread.
Demska 16
Even dodoboy doesn't have that many. :hug:

:lol::lol:

Yeah:devil:

sammy01
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:50 PM
She was injured at Wimbledon with the calf injury and thumb injury which had her out for the whole summer and she went into the US Open with no match play.

Also, in 2001, Serena lost in 4 straight GS QF's as well, and then we know what happened after that. :devil:

Anyway, who cares. Serena just beat Maria for the 4th straight time and that's all we need to be focusing on at the moment. Serena OWNS her. :lol:

she lost in 4 straight gs qtr finals but they weren't all in 2001 as she lost the us open final to venus that year. she lost in the qtr final of the 2000 us open and the 1st 3 slams of 2001. ok pedantic time over!

Denise4925
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Yay Serena :banana: :aparty: Stepped it up when you had to.

Good luck in the next round :hug:

Michael Joyce :nerner: This BITCH just sent your girl's arse back home! :devil:

:lol: I thought he wanted to call her a bitch. He said he almost messed up when he said, "...this b-girl." Why would he call her that? :( So unnecessary and I was starting to give Maria a break and like her.

Jasmin
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:53 PM
:lol: Pretty sad...

Craig.
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:54 PM
:lol: I thought he wanted to call her a bitch. He said he almost messed up when he said, "...this b-girl." Why would he call her that? :( So unnecessary and I was starting to give Maria a break and like her.

Did Maria make Joyce say that? I think not. :lol:

Denise4925
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Somebody please go check on Cleo...:scared:

:haha:

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Anyway, who cares.

They are here for GS as far as I know, everybody care about that because it's seems she have a block mental with quaterfinals of GS maybe all this loses against Henin perturb her :lol:

Bartosh
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:00 PM
I have 90%... but : "Depending on your video size, it might take a few minutes to an hour before your video is ready to be viewed. When the video is finished uploading, you will see a confirmation message on this page."

hope it will be fast

azmad_88
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:00 PM
congrats Serena !! :woohoo:

VishaalMaria
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:01 PM
I have 90%... but : "Depending on your video size, it might take a few minutes to an hour before your video is ready to be viewed. When the video is finished uploading, you will see a confirmation message on this page."

hope it will be fast

Can you tell us when it's done? Thanks alot sweety.

doni1212
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Somebody please go check on Cleo...:scared:

:haha::haha::haha:

Dodoboy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Posts in this thread.
Demska 16
Even dodoboy doesn't have that many. :hug:

I am on it! :angel:

LDF
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Firstly, congrats to both girls on producing a highly entertaining match; it was pretty good quality tennis throughout and the intensity made it engrossing. :yeah:

Serena :worship: Other than a period in the second set where she was a tad too passive, she had the edge in terms of power and that final set was blistering from her. The serve was on fire and she seemed to be moving well after yesterday's ankle scare.

Maria :awww: :hug: Disappointing that she lost the final set by such a wide margin, but it was encouraging to see her make it a lot closer against Serena than their previous 2 encounters. However, I can't help but feel that Maria is lacking the belief to overcome Serena at the moment, and that showed in the clutch moments - Serena played them better and more daringly.

Derek.
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Serena. :worship:

-VSR-
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Amazing third set, I hope I can watch it. My VCR stopped recording after the second ended. I was so pissed.

I love how pathetic these Masha fans in here are. Demska, the most bitter of all. Also, Sharapova can't choke a lead she never had in the third. It just doesn't make sense.

Anyway, enough of this, time to celebrate and win that semifinal tomorrow! :yeah:

Dodoboy.
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Why are people even replying to Demska, don't feed him for christ sake!

Bartosh
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Serena Williams - Maria Sharapova Charleston
Serena d. Maria 75 46 61
Tags: serena williams
Category: Sports Views: 0 Comments: 0
Album:
Added: 3 minutes ago Publish Type: Public Status: Error when encoding

:( :( Maybe it's too long??? Plz help me!

dybbuk
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Amazing third set, I hope I can watch it. My VCR stopped recording after the second ended. I was so pissed.

I love how pathetic these Masha fans in here are. Demska, the most bitter of all. Also, Sharapova can't choke a lead she never had in the third. It just doesn't make sense.

Anyway, enough of this, time to celebrate and win that semifinal tomorrow! :yeah:

Demska isn't a Maria fan. Maria is just another tool which he hopes can take Serena down. :p

nozaroc
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:07 PM
What happened in that third set? It was like Maria was so relieved she won the second set, she had no fight at all. And she became visibly frustrated.

She can take away a few good things, she nearly won-and really gave away-that first set. Shows she can hang with and even beat Serena-but she has to be firing on all cylinders.

It's hard to believe that a champion at the level of Maria is still figuring out where to toss the ball. Too much mental weakness as well. Yes, it's frustrating playing Serena, but one of smart things her hitting partner said was 'just play your side of the net'. She let Serena get to her, and choked.

RR-87
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:09 PM
maria :(

serena :yeah:

Jasmin
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:09 PM
Serena just warmed up and got her game back in the 3rd and that's hard to beat...even for a mentally strong Maria

VishaalMaria
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Serena Williams - Maria Sharapova Charleston
Serena d. Maria 75 46 61
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:( :( Maybe it's too long??? Plz help me!

Is that Youtube? And you said you only had two games, so it shouldnt be too long.....

Denise4925
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Beating Maria in over 2hrs on clay in 3 sets isn't much to celebrate about. Maria is still learning to play on clay , and Maria should have won this, I think she and Serena knows she won this match mentally. Overall a good week with a tournament and Tier I QF for Maria on her least favourite surface

:spit: :haha: :o:tape::help::lol::wavey:

heartBREAKeRS
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Floor wiping :yeah:

Floor wiping!

Nice one hehe:=)

Denise4925
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Maria vs Serena on a hardcourt now, Maria would win like 6-1 6-2

Yeah, like she did in Miami last year. :haha: :o:tape::help::lol:

Demska
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Yeah, like she did in Miami last year. :haha: :o:tape::help::lol:

Maria was a injured mess last year.

Denise4925
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:15 PM
I think Maria may have been injured too? i didn't watch so i would know. maybe fatigue from winning 3 titles in the year and 23 out of her 24 previous match may be taking effect here

:spit: :o Demska you're getting more and more pathetic with each post. :haha:

Mrs. Peel
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Sharapova : WON Australian Open (GS), Doha (Tier I), Amelia Island (Tier II)

Williams : WON Bangalore (Tier II)

I know which I would rather have :)
Bitch, she won Miami. You are looking dumber and dumber.

Destiny
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Demska :rolleyes:

Denise4925
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Maria has a grand slam, Tier I Doha and Tier II Amelia Island in 2008. Serena has a MM Bangalore dish.

And, a Tier I Miami. :lol:

Bartosh
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:21 PM
Is that Youtube? And you said you only had two games, so it shouldnt be too long.....

I try in youtube :fiery: stupid video

Denise4925
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:21 PM
I think Maria has a mental block each time she plays Serena that makes the 2004 win a bit flukish,pova is one of those players that is growing on me I support her when she plays players like Justine or JJ .Serena you are da bomb,at least you got some practice for your next match.So much for the double bagels.....at least she will enjoy her baguette.

Me too and I so agree with the rest of your post :worship:

harloo
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Why the choking talk? Both ladies produced excellent tennis and the WTA needs rivals to contest each other in big tournaments. The quality of tennis should be applauded regardless of which player you support. Serena had to raise her level in the final set because Maria was playing too well. Good job from both ladies!!:worship:

Mrs. Peel
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:23 PM
I thought it funny how Maria's serve started to self destruct after Mary-Joe was harping on how much it had improved :weirdo:.
It was a riveting match. Serena pulled some shit out of a bag on Maria. Maria mentally withered.
As for Michael Joyce :tape::help::p:lol:. Maria has been using coaching alot.

Denise4925
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Maria is 21

Serena will never win a grand slam again.

Maria has plenty of time.

:haha: She just won one last year and beat the living daylights out of Maria in the process.

spriwi
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:26 PM
serena :yeah:

someone knows winners/ue ratio ??

Mina Vagante
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:26 PM
:spit: :o Demska you're getting more and more pathetic with each post. :haha:

Yeah, sometimes it's funny but now it's just pathetic :rolleyes: