View Full Version : RG R2: "The Russian Roulette" - Maria Sharapova vs Nadia Petrova.... WWW?

May 25th, 2009, 03:40 PM
It's gonna be a very interesting match :drool::drool::drool:

Vaidisova Ruled
May 25th, 2009, 03:42 PM
Petrova, I'm sure.
But I hope Maria will prove me wrong.
But her serve is just awful

May 25th, 2009, 03:42 PM
I hope for Nadia but I think Maria will somehow surprise us in 2 easy sets.:eek:

May 25th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Aces are unnecessary---if Maria's placement is accurate enough to prevent devastating returns, she will win most of the points---her returns really wear the opponent down.

May 25th, 2009, 03:46 PM
Sharapova. Petrova is giving up on tennis. Plus it's all part of the plan......

The Plan

Step 1: Zvonareva withdraws
Step 2: Shvedova d. Kanepi
Step 3: Sharapova d. Yakimova
Step 4: Sharapova d. Petrova
Step 5: Sharapova d. Shvedova
Step 6: ???

I can't wait to see the rest :)

May 25th, 2009, 03:48 PM
Nadia def Maria 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

May 25th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Nadia def Maria 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

I am very surprised you didn't stick with Maria...?

May 25th, 2009, 04:01 PM
Nadia should win

but should is never enough when Nadia is around.

May 25th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Maria in 3.

May 25th, 2009, 04:03 PM
I think Nadia in 2, but you never, never know with her... she could lead 5-3 in the second and lose the set and the match!!

But Maria can take it in 2 sets also

May 25th, 2009, 04:03 PM
I hope Nadia!

May 25th, 2009, 04:28 PM
if Nadia doesn't find a way to lose, she'll win. :lol:

May 25th, 2009, 04:30 PM
all pressure is on nadia. so ...

May 25th, 2009, 04:34 PM
I hope Maria :angel: :)

May 25th, 2009, 04:37 PM
Masha in 3:rocker:

May 25th, 2009, 04:42 PM
Good luck Maria!! Do your best and don't give up!!! :angel:

May 25th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Masha in 3 in my heart but saying Nadia in 2 in my head

May 25th, 2009, 04:48 PM
C´mon Masha destroy her :bounce:

May 25th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Maria Sharapova plsplspls.

May 25th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Masha in 3 sets :bounce:

May 25th, 2009, 04:54 PM
Maybe the most interesting match at this stage.
Hopefully Maria will win!

May 25th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Nadia in 2

May 25th, 2009, 05:30 PM
lol weird poll choices
Petrova to crumble. Sharapova 26 75 61

May 25th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Petrova 6-7 6-2 6-1 after having squandered a 5-0 40-0 lead in the first.

May 25th, 2009, 05:51 PM
nadia in 2. please.

May 25th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Maria 6-4 6-2

May 25th, 2009, 05:57 PM
Hopefully Nadia. She is by far the better clay-courter.

May 25th, 2009, 05:58 PM
The cow on ice in three :yeah:

May 25th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Masha should lose because 1) it's clay, 2) her serve is crap, 3) her movement is crap
Nadia should lose because 1) she's a Masha's bitch, 2) she's Petrova

May 25th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Tough one to call having not seen any of Pova's match. Nadia is by far the best she will have faced in her comeback so far. Just something I did pick up from watching Nadia's first round was she was struggling with her timing and hitting some errors on the few occasions Embree got the ball beyond the service line. Pova will keep much better depth and put Nadia under alot more pressure. Nadia is nowhere near at her best right now, but even at her best she struggled against Pova. I think it comes down to how rusty Pova might still be.

Neither player is in particularly good form having both had their problems. One thing's for sure, it will be a useful match for both and a good indication of just where they are with their tennis right now.

Good luck NP :bounce:

May 25th, 2009, 06:13 PM
Petrova in 3!

DAVAI :devil:

May 25th, 2009, 06:40 PM
hopefully Nadia :D

May 25th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Cow on Ice in straight sets.

Historically, Pet Rock is better on this surface, but she's been awful this clay court season.

May 25th, 2009, 07:38 PM
I saw Nadia in round 1 against that weekend hacker and Nadia looked awful.
Maria looked pretty decent. She's not that far away from her normal form.
Maria should win and I won't be surprised if she's playing Dinara next week

May 25th, 2009, 07:53 PM
I hope nadia will win this..
sorry masha

May 25th, 2009, 08:01 PM
I'm really looking forward to this. I think the match will be highly entertaining :lol: :devil:
Nadia is the favorite on clay, but who knows what will happen :spit:

May 25th, 2009, 08:01 PM
Sharapova in 3 sets

May 25th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Whoever wins the 1st set.:)

May 25th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Nadia in two easy sets.

May 25th, 2009, 08:35 PM
This is Nadia, she will blow it, Sharapova 2-6 6-4 6-2.

In The Zone
May 25th, 2009, 08:35 PM
Nadia in 2. Simple as that.

May 25th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Nadia in 2, possibly 3 if Maria is on.

I hope I am wrong. :sad:
Winner to play a qualifier though!

May 25th, 2009, 08:37 PM

May 25th, 2009, 08:39 PM
Maria. I hope.

May 25th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Maria plz :crying2:

May 25th, 2009, 08:59 PM
I want Maria to win this though I think it would be too early for her to beat a player like Petrova just yet.Though Nadia isn't the best on clay either.We'll see...

May 25th, 2009, 09:23 PM
nadia will win the first set, self destruct in the second and will take out her anger in the third. :)

but i voted straight sets. :D

May 25th, 2009, 09:25 PM
I want Maria to win this though I think it would be too early for her to beat a player like Petrova just yet.Though Nadia isn't the best on clay either.We'll see...

au contra-ire. Nadia is a quite good clay courter.

May 25th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Nadia will win the first set but she is not mentally strong anymore
Maria in 3 (something like 3/6 6/3 6/2)

May 25th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Nadia in 3.

May 25th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Nadia's one of Maria's Biggest (Russian) bitches alongside with Dementieva. She'll trounce her!

May 26th, 2009, 01:49 AM
Petrova in two sets. Nadia is in great shape right now, no injuries so she'll probably make Maria run all over the court. Petrova's been a two-time semifinalist so... :)

May 26th, 2009, 01:52 AM
Nadia in 2. Not even in doubt.
Rest up for grass Maria.

May 26th, 2009, 02:00 AM
Last time I looked up "Headcase" in the dictionary, there was a smiling GlamorShots pic of Nadia. So I think Maria will take this, probs in 3 sets.

May 26th, 2009, 02:11 AM
Maria in 3

May 26th, 2009, 02:20 AM
Sharapova will win this match quite easy, petrova always gets intimidated when she's playing a fellow russian.

64 63 :)

Ziggy Starduck
May 26th, 2009, 02:42 AM
Nadia FTW!

Mateo Mathieu
May 26th, 2009, 02:50 AM
Nadia should win this one. I would not surprise if Nadia find another way to lost :o

May 26th, 2009, 02:56 AM
Maria in 3.

May 26th, 2009, 03:37 AM
Nadia played a juniors quality match in her first round. It was just awful. Masha wasn't espectacular but she looked hungry for victory. I say Maria in 3.

May 26th, 2009, 03:41 AM
the winner has glorious draw to the semis

May 26th, 2009, 05:48 AM
the winner has glorious draw to the semis

I actually think the likelihood of either Sharapova or Petrova reaching the Semis is extremely small. Neither of them are playing anywhere near 100% and clay is Sharapova's worst surface. Probably Venus, Li, Vesnina, Cibulkova and Szavay are all more likely to make the Semis. That said, I'd love for Sharapova to prove me wrong :inlove:

May 26th, 2009, 10:13 AM
Sharapova could not have had a better draw.
It's like when she played Lindsay at the 2008 AO.
This kind of early round match fires her up

May 26th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Did not make Chatrier.

May 26th, 2009, 08:31 PM
This kind of early round match fires her up


Mikey B
May 26th, 2009, 08:39 PM
im hoping for a sharapova-schnyder 07 drama filled match!!! with maria coming out on top...

i have a feeling nadia will have learnt from her mistakes in AUS07 when she should have finished off serena, and will finish off maria with some ease.

Martian KC
May 26th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Nadia is so unpredictable even with the state Sharapova is in.

May 26th, 2009, 09:04 PM
Do i get to watch this?

May 26th, 2009, 09:16 PM
I would pick Petrova in 2 here, but knowing the head case she is, I'll say Petrova in 3.

May 26th, 2009, 09:25 PM
I've not seen Nadia playing so I will still back Maria for a win. I know she is not in top shape yet but man!! Maria is a real fighter and that counts for something.RIGHT?

So good luck Maria.

May 26th, 2009, 09:28 PM
All pressures on Nadia to win here... I hope Maria very well pulls off the upset!

May 26th, 2009, 09:51 PM
the gap continues to widen...73 to 55 favoring Petrova.

With Maria feeling no real pressure, (Bondarenko, Hantuchova, Kirilenko and others have already made early exits), and not complaining about hurting physically, today---I wonder why that is.

Cold hard tennis assessments? Wishful thinking by some---under predicting expectations by Maria fans, to make sure things look OK?

Maria will win. I will be surprised and disappointed if she does not.

May 26th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Did not make Chatrier.well nadal and safina the two n°1 are in lenglen so..:p
3-6 6-4 6-3 for maria:lick:

May 27th, 2009, 02:57 AM
I hope I'm wrong, but I think Petrova wins it.
I think she wins in straight set, fairly comfortable.

May 27th, 2009, 03:17 AM
Nadia will most likely find someway to screw it up.

May 27th, 2009, 03:34 AM
Nadia SHOULD win this but she probably won't.

southern star
May 27th, 2009, 03:45 AM
Roulette is right. This could be a very good match.