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hankqq
May 30th, 2008, 03:41 PM
After stumbling past Rodina and Mattek, Sharapova will now take on Knapp. I've never seen Knapp play, so could someone describe her game and her chances against Sharapova?

I realize Sharapova isn't playing well right now, but she's still winning her matches.

joe87
May 30th, 2008, 03:50 PM
I saw her when she lost to Meusburger last year. :rolleyes:

frenchie
May 30th, 2008, 03:54 PM
$harapova will win

but she will lose in the next round to Safina

Mikey.
May 30th, 2008, 03:54 PM
From memory I think pretty solid on both sides but her backhand is the more reliable side.

Mikey B
May 30th, 2008, 03:55 PM
i saw her play agaisnt justine.. she didnt play well, justine played poorly and won the match easily.. so sharapova should win comfortably, but it wouldnt suprise me if it goes to 3 sets!!

frenchie
May 30th, 2008, 03:59 PM
she has a good serve, FH and volleys

her BH and movement are her weaknesses

ASP0315
May 30th, 2008, 04:02 PM
yes she might take a set off her.
but sharapova is going to lose to safina in 4th rd.

Elldee
May 30th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Likes clay. Nearly beat Patty in the third round last year, who then went 9-7 in the third with maria... not that that works for clay. Good forehand.

Langers
May 30th, 2008, 04:03 PM
She is a tad overweight and will be no match for Maria.

Dodoboy.
May 30th, 2008, 04:05 PM
Well if Pova is going to play like she has been and lose a set.

In the third Knapp will be a bit stronger than Mattek.

But with this pissy draw of Pova's she isn't losing before R4.

patch.
May 30th, 2008, 04:06 PM
She played well to get to the Antwerp final this year (though the draw was :o:o) but didnt do much against Henin in the final.
Pova should win but :shrug: you never know

hankqq
May 31st, 2008, 03:38 AM
Thanks guys! So you're all expecting Knapp to go down rather tamely I see...

cheo23
May 31st, 2008, 04:57 AM
I saw her when she lost to Meusburger last year. :rolleyes:

:eek: But how can anyone LOSE to mesuburger?? Even my grandma can beat her!!!

drake3781
May 31st, 2008, 05:19 AM
$harapova will win

but she will lose in the next round to Safina

yes she might take a set off her.
but sharapova is going to lose to safina in 4th rd.


Don't count Zheng out against Safina so fast.......... could be vs. Zheng in next round.

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Mikey.
May 31st, 2008, 05:30 AM
Don't count Zheng out against Safina so fast.......... could be vs. Zheng in next round.

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I agree. She already beat Masha K. Who knows :shrug:

wateva
May 31st, 2008, 06:08 AM
watched a few points of her against sanchez.
she had a pretty good forehand which left sanchez stranded a lot of times

InsideOut.
May 31st, 2008, 06:14 AM
She has solid groundstrokes, good serve, and quite willing to come up to the net. Struggles with the body serve on return.

Jakeev
May 31st, 2008, 08:06 AM
Knapp is a ball basher who needs to get in better shape. She is unusual in the fact she is an Italian player who probably plays better on hard courts and faster surfaces.

But who knows if she is on she could be very dangerous to Maria.

Keadz
May 31st, 2008, 08:09 AM
She will not only own Sharapova from the ground, but also in the looks department.

Malva
May 31st, 2008, 08:24 AM
The short answer is: with Sharapova's present form any player ranked 200 or less has a chance against current #1.

Shimizu Amon
May 31st, 2008, 08:24 AM
Well let's just see what happens. I believe that Maria will start finding her game today. So I think it will be a 2 set victory for Maria.

:bounce:GO MARIA!:bounce:

So Disrespectful
May 31st, 2008, 08:33 AM
She's been in a slump since that final in Antwerp. I'm surprised she's won a couple of matches at this tournament. Knapp is a good player, but she doesn't have any one huge weapon to hurt the big guns with.

Uranus
May 31st, 2008, 08:38 AM
If Sharapova plays like she has in the 1st and 2nd rounds, Karin definitely has a chance. She's wayyy better than Rodina & Mattek. But Maria will raise her level and win.