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Ciarán
May 27th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Fantastic from Maria! She was hitting extremely well in the first set and left Nadia kind of shell shocked. In the second she lost her way a bit and was quite nervous, hitting errors off both wings, allowing Nadia to hit some beautiful shots. In the 3rd, wow, she really woke up and there were flashes of some of her best tennis, pummelling down the line, cross-court. I am so happy, she done so well today and if she does meet Venus in QFs, she will take her out, without a doubt :bounce:

eck
May 27th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Nadia :tape:

Overall, good match.
The winners and UEs did look quite pretty.

RenaSlam.
May 27th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Great win for Maria. Pathetic for Nadia though...:tape:

Nadia, I really don't even know.

youizahoe
May 27th, 2009, 03:03 PM
She did it. Well done Maria :banana:

Expat
May 27th, 2009, 03:03 PM
what a match
petrova just retire

hectopascal
May 27th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Nadia came through in the end, though at times I was worried she wasn't going to choke.

azinna
May 27th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Nice, nice, nice fight from Maria. The serve was clutch, believe it or not. And I actually missed her brand of consistent aggression.

It'd be a great story to have the Natural Champions of the Tour coming into form by the 2nd week. Would make for great matches, too.

C'mon Maria, Serena and Venus!!!

guapogreg08
May 27th, 2009, 03:03 PM
yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Mikey.
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
:bigcry: Go Maria! :hysteric: I was sure she would lose this match. :sobbing:

:inlove::inlove::inlove:

slydevil6142
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Wow what an effort! Fantastic Maria!

AndreConrad
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Wow Maria congrats :yeah:; she has the will power
Nadia :hug:

VIKA?
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
GO MASHA:inlove:

what a match:worship:

Polikarpov
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
YES! I'm so happy for her. Somehow Maria is always involved in epic matches in RG.

TheBoiledEgg
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
well done Masha ;) :woohoo: :D
great fighting :)

Nadia will be Nadia :o :cuckoo:

RenaSlam.
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Great win. Pathetic for Nadia :tape:...can't even beat Maria on clay.

It's nice to have someone back on tour that actually knows how to win...:worship:

Andrew Laeddis
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Fantastic from Maria! She was hitting extremely well in the first set and left Nadia kind of shell shocked. In the second she lost her way a bit and was quite nervous, hitting errors off both wings, allowing Nadia to hit some beautiful shots. In the 3rd, wow, she really woke up and there were flashes of some of her best tennis, pummelling down the line, cross-court. I am so happy, she done so well today and if she does meet Ivanovic in QFs, she will take her out, without a doubt :bounce:

She will play Venus in the quarters if they both make it there.

mckyle.
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
:crazy: Maria :bigcry:

ILU :hearts:

HRHoliviasmith
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
unfuckingbelievable.

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
I am so happy, she done so well today and if she does meet Ivanovic in QFs, she will take her out, without a doubt :bounce:

She is not in Ivanovic's quarter Ciaran :p

Good match Maria :kiss: Missed you

RR-87
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
:sobbing: Nadia chokes as usual :sobbing:

Russianboy
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
O-M-G MARIA dont do this to me again :sobbing::sobbing:

im sooo prouf of you! :worship:

TennisViewer531
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Whew! Amazing win for Maria!

DownTheLine21
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Good match overall. I've never been a huge fan of Maria, but I really respected her fight today. Hopefully she meets Venus in the QF.

njnetswill
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Nice to have Maria back :)

Poor Nadia. Unlucky draw for her. After a couple semis at RG she has has a series of early exits/no-shows.

iGOAT
May 27th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Damn you Nadia :fiery:.

Libertango
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
YESSSS! Well done Maria; I knew she could do it; her form looked so good in parts of that match!

Nadia :hug: but she just does not have it in the head when it comes to the crunch.

SAEKeithSerena
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
very great, entertaining match. their groundstrokes were so strong! great win for maria, nadia you were sooooo close.


maria has quite an easy path to the quarters now.

Sean.
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Nadia :sobbing: How many times has she had matches like this in her hands and lost! :o

:yeah: Well played Maria! take advantage of the cake now.

Polikarpov
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Loved her reaction as well.

Huntress55
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Yay Maria!! So happy she won!

VIKA?
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Go Masha:inlove:

what a match:worship:

Balltossovic
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Maria:eek:

Great fight:yeah:

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
The third set was soooo emotional, I loved it :drool: That's the kind of win that Maria really need to boost her confidence. You rock girl :kiss:

Nadia :hug: You should have won this :awww:

tennnisfannn
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
mark of a champiuon, well done maria

ElusiveChanteuse
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Nadia is such a mental midget.:rolleyes: Stick with dubs and don't play singles.:o
Maria wins because she's much confident. Congrats.

youizahoe
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
I knew she'd win, but I expected she'd win easier :D

Max565
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Now this is why I LOVE Maria.

She is a fighter.

Sharakim
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
:worship:Maria Sharapova I'm so proud of you! What a bloody fight! :worship::):):angel:

homogenius
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Moooo !!!

Billabong
May 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Maria was absolutely fantastic:worship:!!! The way she saved all those break points in the third set, sooooo mentally tough:yeah:!! And Nadia was playing her best tennis out there in the 2nd and 3rd sets, very high quality match and Maria is definitely improving:D!!! Keep it up Maria:aparty:!!!

cellophane
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
LOLZ Typical Nadia.... good fight Maria

Beat
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
:eek: the "easy" circumstances made it all the more difficult for petrova, i guess. important win for sharapova.

Nikkiri
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Fantastic from Maria! She was hitting extremely well in the first set and left Nadia kind of shell shocked. In the second she lost her way a bit and was quite nervous, hitting errors off both wings, allowing Nadia to hit some beautiful shots. In the 3rd, wow, she really woke up and there were flashes of some of her best tennis, pummelling down the line, cross-court. I am so happy, she done so well today and if she does meet Ivanovic in QFs, she will take her out, without a doubt :bounce:

:spit: :silly: What?

Nadia such a mental midget :rolls: Well done Maria.

Dave.
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Congrats on the upset Maria. She played insanely good in the first set and fought the whole way through.

Nadia just melted after losing that potential 5-2 lead.



if she does meet Ivanovic in QFs, she will take her out, without a doubt :bounce:

err, how many games did she win last time they played here? :scratch:

ce
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
:hearts:
omg she was so happy and thanked mommy :sobbing:

M-K
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!! :D :D :D

Nice fight, Maria!!!! :D
Loved her reaction!!! :D

COME ON!!!

Andrew Laeddis
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Great win. :bounce: I was on pins and needles during the 3rd set.

She has a great chance at making the quarters now.

Lin Lin
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
:speakles:

Sammm
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
:woohoo: great first set from Maria.

Quite scrappy quality-wise at times. But filled with drama :hearts:
Nadia :haha:

-jenks-
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Great match! Petrova should have won this, but Maria played so well on break points down.

Sharapova could easily make the quarterfinals now. Sharapova vs. Li could be interesting though

nevetssllim
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
What drama in that match! Super fighting from Sharapova! I'm not a fan but have so much respect for her.

Nadia - :rolleyes: sums it up perfectly.

Sammm
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Fantastic from Maria! She was hitting extremely well in the first set and left Nadia kind of shell shocked. In the second she lost her way a bit and was quite nervous, hitting errors off both wings, allowing Nadia to hit some beautiful shots. In the 3rd, wow, she really woke up and there were flashes of some of her best tennis, pummelling down the line, cross-court. I am so happy, she done so well today and if she does meet Venus in QFs, she will take her out, without a doubt :bounce:

:lol:

Libertango
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
I am so happy, she done so well today and if she does meet Ivanovic in QFs, she will take her out, without a doubt :bounce:
It's a potential Venus QF. :scared:

M.P
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Nedia:cuckoo::cuckoo:
GL Maria

Dodoboy.
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Very nice match!

The crowd really got involved! Very good tennis (not clay-court tennis though :tape: But who cares)

Onwards Maria!

Maria v Venus QF would be great for the tournament! :yeah:

Poova
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Nothing unusual here. Just Maria giving her fans another heart attack at Roland Garros like she manages to do at least once every year :sobbing:

Well done for getting through :hearts:

tennis ace
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Oh Nadia haha it's all in the head with her. Very Classy celebration from Maria and great fight she is growing up for sure, Congrats to Maria and her fans :).

Mashabator
May 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
sooo happy congrats masha!

Foot's Fingers
May 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM
it was best chance for Nadia to beat Masha on GS stage


Respect for fighting Masha

Ciarán
May 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Fixed it :(

shaktincredible
May 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM
OMG
i'm the happiest person in the world right now

WowWow
May 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM
YEAH BABY!!!!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

goldenlox
May 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Nadia caved at the end. Now with Vera out Maria is the favorite in this eighth to at least make the quarters

Lord Choc Ice
May 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Go Masha! :worship:

Nadia. DF to set up match-point. :lol:

InsideOut.
May 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Maria :worship: Well done

Nadia :smash: The choke from 4-2* 40-15 up :mad: Ridiculous.

A Magicman
May 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Allez!!!

Good to have Maria back.

KanSuke
May 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM
OH MY GOD this totally made my day!

Eventhough Masha's serve is just... but I'm just so so so happy she won!

Zojirushi
May 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Good match for both. Nadia was so close..

Привет
May 27th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Yay Masha! :bigclap: I feel sorry for Nadia though. :sad: Not only because she lost but because she is out of the tournament so early. :(

watchdogfish
May 27th, 2009, 03:08 PM
I can't believe Nadia lost, she played the better tennis in the 2nd and 3rd sets :o

Congrats Maria, her fitness and movement has definitely improved during her time out.

Andreas
May 27th, 2009, 03:08 PM
At 6-7 30-30, I knew Nadia would lose. She dug her own grave when wanting the umpire to check if her serve was in. Of course she hit her 2nd serve out as well.
Well done Maria :D

alfonsojose
May 27th, 2009, 03:08 PM
COWNED :D what a match :yeah:

QuicKyMonSter
May 27th, 2009, 03:08 PM
This is the loss that's hurt me more since Rubin lost that match against Dementieva at the WTA Championships.

It would've been such a confidence boost for Nadia...she played some great shots...had the match almost in her pocket with those 2BP's to go 5*-2.

A day to forget and on to the men's draw :D

Ah yeh, congrats Maria.

Dodoboy.
May 27th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Great serving under pressure was also good to see!

I didn't see her at the net as much as i would like to, but i am sure that's something we'll see in her next match :yeah:

youizahoe
May 27th, 2009, 03:08 PM
What the fuck? I made this thread, I just changed the title and it says the eck made it :weirdo:

homogenius
May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM
*DEAD* at this match.Maria got outcrapped and outchoked by Nadia.

eck
May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM
:lol:

I didn't start this thread :tape:

:inlove:
May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Hilarious match. :sobbing: :crying2: :speakles: :haha: :spit:

darkangel5452
May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM
om My Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oood

i LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Michael!
May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Nadia, nice present for Sharapova :o

Svetlana.
May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Never in doubt :aparty:

LDF
May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM
That third set exemplified why I am a fan of Maria. Superb fight :worship:

petesz
May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Someone just doesnt have champaign quality, someone like petrova
Look at how she played big points,real mental midget;
For a well, I thought she was the most talented Russian player

Fantastic from Maria! She was hitting extremely well in the first set and left Nadia kind of shell shocked. In the second she lost her way a bit and was quite nervous, hitting errors off both wings, allowing Nadia to hit some beautiful shots. In the 3rd, wow, she really woke up and there were flashes of some of her best tennis, pummelling down the line, cross-court. I am so happy, she done so well today and if she does meet Venus in QFs, she will take her out, without a doubt :bounce:

InsideOut.
May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM
The comment that she would take out Ana is :spit: To borrow a line from Angels and Demons, 'Is it God's will that we abandon reason and give ourselves over to frenzy?' :rolleyes:

madmax
May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM
never ever underestimte the heart of the champion:bowdown::bowdown: This Pova girl is of spartan material, she is Nadalpova of WTA

AJZ.
May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Fun match!
Sorry Nadia :hug:

ajmo!
May 27th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Congrats Maria! :yeah:
It's so nice to have a REAL player on tour again.
I mean she will get the quality of womens tennis in next few months up. Together with Dinara and Williams sisters she should be in big fight for NO1 next year. But real NO1..:D

Belmont Lad
May 27th, 2009, 03:10 PM
A tad bit of a streaky match, but overall very high quality. well done to Maria for displaying her incredible mental toughness and really bringing it up a notch when she was facing 2-4 15-40 in the third. Fantastic to see her back on tour and winning! Draw looks good for her! :):)

Kampi
May 27th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Oh man, I'm really proud of Masha. BIG BIG Congrats. These are really the tough ones you need to come back.:worship::kiss::worship: No pressure, just have fun there.:bounce:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 27th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Awessome win Maria! :D

Nads :hug:

Bennguin1491
May 27th, 2009, 03:10 PM
MARIA :inlove:
well done :D :hearts:

Andreas
May 27th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Statistics:

http://i43.tinypic.com/mi07kx.jpg

The people who make statistics here at RG are very kind to the players when counting their unforced errors :p There were definetely more than these.

helio_c
May 27th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Maria played great when she needed to... Nadia had many chances and took none :o

Balltossovic
May 27th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Positive differential for both. :D

Slutiana
May 27th, 2009, 03:10 PM
GREAT fight from Maria, GREAT to have her back.

But Nadia. :spit: That was such a typical Nadia match, just when I thought she was looking mentally tough for the first time. :haha: Wow, some things never change. And Ciaran, :o stop chatting rubbish. :o

delicatecutter
May 27th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Amazing display of mental toughness!! :worship:

hdfb
May 27th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Typical Nadia as usual. Yet it still amazes me each and every time. Sharapova lives on. :(

Paris75
May 27th, 2009, 03:11 PM
I'm so happy Maria is back ! :hearts: I loved her post matchpoint reaction ! We missed you Maria !! :D

Cat123
May 27th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Maria :hearts: :worship: I'm proud of her for that win. She never gives up, that's why I love her.

Shafanovic.
May 27th, 2009, 03:11 PM
I cried when she won. SO proud of you my Fighterpova!

AnnaK_4ever
May 27th, 2009, 03:11 PM
You've just got to love WTA nowadays.

morningglory
May 27th, 2009, 03:11 PM
GREAT!!! :bounce: It's so good to see her coming through a match like that as the winner so soon in her comeback! This will provide much needed mental training... which she needs to return to the very top!
Nadia what can I say tho, choked. Points for 5-2 3rd set, couldnt do it, got broken right afterwards... I will admit Nadia choking certainly helped altho I cant say Im unhappy with how it turned out :devil: ;)


GOOOOOOOO MARIA!!! :bounce: :banana:

youizahoe
May 27th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Statistics:

http://i43.tinypic.com/mi07kx.jpg

The people who make statistics here at RG are very kind to the players when counting their unforced errors :p There were definetely more than these.

You have forced and unforced errors, not every person counts an error the same, so it will always be wrong :p

mapaliey
May 27th, 2009, 03:12 PM
i really pleased to see the match...thanx for the live stream....and masha always save break points...and love the calmness at 2-4,15-40...good luck masha for next match........

darkangel5452
May 27th, 2009, 03:12 PM
The comment that she would take out Ana is :spit: To borrow a line from Angels and Demons, 'Is it God's will that we abandon reason and give ourselves over to frenzy?' :rolleyes:

Who cares, it's sharapova's day so please leave.

Dini.
May 27th, 2009, 03:12 PM
Maria! I can't believe it! :eek: :speakles:

:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

It's all in the mind

Noctis
May 27th, 2009, 03:12 PM
MARIA :bowdown: 4-2 Down in 3rd Saves couple of BP At 4-4 at the end she cant move but she came out winning :hearts: NOW REACH R4 For your next test vs NA!

Becool
May 27th, 2009, 03:12 PM
congrats Maria

but WTF is wrong with Petrova?

Akame.
May 27th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Amazing stuff from Maria, considering all she's been through. The way she fought on those big points in the third was just impressive. Nadia was pretty solid too, nice match.

It's great to have Sharapova back in the game, and I'm just really happy for her. Best of luck in the next match, Maria!

TennisViewer531
May 27th, 2009, 03:13 PM
I really thought she'd lose especially with the exciting third set... MaSha sure knows how to keep our hearts racing.. ;)

Daniel
May 27th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Nadia oh lord :sad: :sad:
Good luck in the next round Maria.

Temperenka
May 27th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Stunning match. Drama, great shot-making. Congrats Maria. I have missed you so much, welcome back!!!! ;) :bounce: :yeah:

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 27th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Maria Sharapova skates to victory over Nadia Petrova :woohoo:

JadeFox
May 27th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Oy, what a heart attack of a match! Great job Maria!

Oh Nadia. That was the most composed I saw her play. Bad luck hon. :hug:

Kipling
May 27th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Good fight from Maria. The haters *wish* Petrova had won in 2, LOL. She may be in rusty form, but she never quits. Not with a torn rotator cuff tendon, and not in the French Open, either.

homogenius
May 27th, 2009, 03:14 PM
these stats are fucked up.Both madee more ue than that in the 3rd set alone

Svetlana.
May 27th, 2009, 03:14 PM
Maria is officially back... finally :angel:

Sha_ra_po_va
May 27th, 2009, 03:14 PM
if anyone ever wants to know why we support maria, just watch the last 6 or 7 games of this match - wonderful!

Dave.
May 27th, 2009, 03:14 PM
Nadia has/had the game to beat Sharapova ... can't execute.

Too true, that's the bottom line of this match. Nadia in the second and parts of the third was just dismantling Pova. So many areas to pick on, especially on clay. Once she lost that 4-2 game the match was over. Credit to Nadia for hanging on as long as she did but there was never any doubt. Sharapova only needs one chance and she's back in the match. It's incredible how she was out for so long yet still could compete that hard so soon. Gotta respect that.

Vaidisova Ruled
May 27th, 2009, 03:14 PM
DAVAI MASHA !!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::worship::worship::worship ::worship:

I just arrived !
I'm so happy, really didn't expect that!
How did she play?

She is such a fighter !!!!
Please someone upload the match
Best day ever !!!!!!

O

Noctis
May 27th, 2009, 03:14 PM
POOR CIARAN GETTING BASH :awww: :hug:

ce
May 27th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Sharapova vs Li
pure clay court tennis :hearts:
:p

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Masha :woohoo:

Rumkin
May 27th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Nadia had so many chances to break maria but maria didn't let her and kept fighting till the end. It was not a pretty match but it had so much drama and maria won so I don't care :p

I'm so happy, didn't think she would win this but she proved me wrong :hearts:

Becool
May 27th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Maria is officially back... finally :angel:

well she's back on court, yeah.... that's all :lol:

gmokb
May 27th, 2009, 03:17 PM
I really feel it for Nadia's fans. How in the world did she lose to a player who is coming back from a long lay off and on clay of all surface? Doesn't like either player but I really feel sorry for Nadia, she must be concern.

friendsita
May 27th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Great job Masha!
She has an easy road to the semis.
Was lucky with the draw considering her ranking.

bellascarlett
May 27th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Oh yes! Masha! There's surely never a lack of drama when she's around. :lol:

Almost down 2-5 in the third. I guess once you've got it, you've just got it. Maria, so proud...:hug:

rockstar
May 27th, 2009, 03:18 PM
:woohoo:

Sha_ra_po_va
May 27th, 2009, 03:18 PM
by the way, all you haters and hopers - it was THE SERVE which pulled her through!

Coffee&TV
May 27th, 2009, 03:18 PM
You are truly a fighter Maria!! :worship: I'm so fricking nervous on that 3rd set that my heart felt like it was
going to explode. Once again, Congrats!! :D

Aaric
May 27th, 2009, 03:19 PM
Good job Maria, good luck in the third round :bounce:

Serena!
May 27th, 2009, 03:19 PM
YES. maria played so well in the first and third sets. so typical nadia, too

Dodoboy.
May 27th, 2009, 03:20 PM
You've just got to love WTA nowadays.

Because men don't hopelessly choke too? :tape: Starace says hai.

goldenlox
May 27th, 2009, 03:20 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Maria goes to the SF.
No FO winners in her quarter. Dinara or Ana will be tough in a SF but Maria might be playing one of them next week

V-MAC
May 27th, 2009, 03:20 PM
wow, what a fascinating match:worship: It looked as if Nadia had the upper hand in the 3rd set but Maria would just not fold being the champion she is. Now a Venus-Maria quarterfinal would be :drool: but a long way to go yet before that could happen.

Marionated
May 27th, 2009, 03:21 PM
Why even bother, Nadia, seriously? You always find a way to lose :o

kman
May 27th, 2009, 03:21 PM
YES!

Amazing Masha :D


Good news for Caroline too ranking-wise.

Renalicious
May 27th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Maria is going all the way to the SF. :)

InsideOut.
May 27th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Who cares, it's sharapova's day so please leave.

I am happy for Maria that she won. In fact I was supporting her more than I did Nadia during the match. It was a drama-filled contest that I enjoyed very much. But happiness is one thing. Over-excitement is another. And just saying that she would 'for sure' take out another player in a round she still has to reach 'for sure' shows over-excitement. I would ask Maria fans to exert prudence when declaring who and who she would defeat in some round. Not only has she yet to reach the quarterfinals, but other players also have games which are capable of beating her. :rolleyes:

Libertango
May 27th, 2009, 03:22 PM
I feel for Nadia. It must be awful to be so talented and such a mental midget at the same time. :sad: :rolleyes:

new-york
May 27th, 2009, 03:23 PM
you always knew who would fight more on court.

Nadia can be disappointed.

Sharapowerr
May 27th, 2009, 03:23 PM
i m gonna celebrate it, and get drunk, real good fight coming back from 2-4 and she hitted good serves on important moments , she s been out 10 months and still made it , i m so happy

pj5
May 27th, 2009, 03:23 PM
So sorry for Nadia. It was her match to win.
Pressure got to her in the last game. Bad luck.
Tough to beat a player that you've got a bad record against.


Sharapova showed why she's a champ.

goldenlox
May 27th, 2009, 03:23 PM
There's no reason not to be positive about a player who had a 76 *53 30-0 lead on Safina here last year and is now back on court and getting better and better.
Skies the limit for Maria if she stays healthy

ms_nut
May 27th, 2009, 03:27 PM
I'm so happy Maria is back ! :hearts: I loved her post matchpoint reaction ! We missed you Maria !! :D

Naturally. How many players can say they achieved the "Nadia Grand Slam" ;)

darkangel5452
May 27th, 2009, 03:27 PM
well she's back on court, yeah.... that's all :lol:

She IS, trust me, she can def. do great on HC and grass, and I think her serve helped her a lot, no matter what people say about her serve, it was a huge weapon today.

InsideOut, it's just excitement, don't take it seriously, we know Maria's limits on clay, we're just happy right now, and yes there is a looooooong way before QF or SF, plus don't forget Safina is on Ivanovic's road.

domon17th
May 27th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Amazing! 4-2 down and bps to go down 5-2, combination of clutch serving plus nadia's choke helped masha.

Made me day, seriously

WIMBLY2004
May 27th, 2009, 03:29 PM
That's why we love Maria, I am so proud to be a fan!

SvetaPleaseWin.
May 27th, 2009, 03:33 PM
gutted i missed this for an economics exam :( dont like either of em but its the only decent match today, unless venus plays shit

Tennis90
May 27th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Wooow,congrats Masha,such a great match....:)
I'm really glad she won...:)

H.A.M.
May 27th, 2009, 03:39 PM
I'm so motherfucking HAPPY :bigcry: I'm gonna purchase a premium membership and put Masha in my avy and sig!

I love you Pova :inlove:

Rerun
May 27th, 2009, 03:40 PM
dedicated to the two 'nice' girls (kuzne and nastia) who were cheering against :wavey:

Adal
May 27th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Great serving today from Maria, which was quite unexpected. Amazing fighting spirit as usual :yeah:

Good luck against Shvedova.

Thieving Magpie
May 27th, 2009, 03:41 PM
I don't know. I would be much less worried if Maria had been "mentally tough" enough not to loose a set 1-6.

HRHoliviasmith
May 27th, 2009, 03:42 PM
i hate you nadia. just awful. :sobbing:

Bayo
May 27th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Expected.

Nadia and Daniela both need an intervention before they end up at the fruitcake farm with Vaidisova.

NewShoulderPlz.
May 27th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Well done, Maria! :worship: :angel:

*Jean*
May 27th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Nadia :( She was 4-2 up in the 3rd:(

Joe.
May 27th, 2009, 03:52 PM
masha!:woohoo:

im so happy for her:D

she really showed her fighting spirit:bow:

vrp1
May 27th, 2009, 03:53 PM
Puuuh! What a match.... :bounce::bounce::bounce:
Well I hoped for :hearts: Masha :hearts: but after 2:4 in the 3rd....
Now we can watch her at least once more... :angel: :worship:

Temporary0369
May 27th, 2009, 03:53 PM
Nadia :( She was 4-2 up in the 3rd:(

omigawsh what a chokefest I KNOW! Maria was tied at 1-1 in the second and lost it! :( This never hapens in Tennis!

Maria outplayed Nadia in the end. So happy :). And her dress looks much better on video than in pictures.

homogenius
May 27th, 2009, 03:54 PM
To talk a bit about the match :
Nadia is a shadow of herself.She used to move well for her size (especially on clay) but her movement was worse than Maria in the first.She did nothing with the bball and Maria played quite well.
In the 2nd Nadia raised her level but that wasn't impressive at all yet Maria totally felt appart, started to make ue and was slower.Nadia had the match on her racket in the 3rd until 4-2 and these 2 BP.After that, the end was never in doubt.Maria was tired, not moving well at all, made ue and still Nadia never managed to take advantage.Given Maria's form the obvious tactic would have been to move her around but Nadia started doing it only in the last few games (a bit too late lol).Maria did what she does best : she fought, knowing that Nadia would choke it in a way or the other.

Two conclusions for me :
As sad as it is, Nadia will probably end her career as a very talented underachiever with the brain of dead fish.
Maria's level is not good(despite showing some good things here and there)but she's winning some matches and that was her goal (slowly gaining rythm and confidence).It will be much more interesting to see how she'll be playing on grass than here imo.

Kitten63
May 27th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Great win Maria,well done :woohoo:
Nadia :hug:

Joe.
May 27th, 2009, 03:54 PM
i hate you nadia. just awful. :sobbing:

of u were a real fan of nadia u wouldnt say you hate her just because she lost:rolleyes:

and for those of u who watched the match will know, nadia actually played really well;):tape:

adrovi
May 27th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Amazing Masha :bowdown::bowdown:

GrafMariaPetraK
May 27th, 2009, 04:00 PM
:lol::dance::worship::woohoo:

lilimi
May 27th, 2009, 04:06 PM
how was the match? nadia obviously has a psychological complex against sharapova :o
i can understand she chokes against a fit sharapova but now?:tape::tape::weirdo::weirdo::weirdo:

H.A.M.
May 27th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Nadia and Dinara have the same kind of game. But Dinara brain game is the SHIT while Nadia's just shitty :)

crazillo
May 27th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Nadia :o

Roookie
May 27th, 2009, 04:13 PM
What...a...match. So many momentum changes. I thought Nadia had it on the 3rd at 4-2. But Maria fought back like a true Champion.

Sammm
May 27th, 2009, 04:16 PM
The comment that she would take out Ana is :spit: To borrow a line from Angels and Demons, 'Is it God's will that we abandon reason and give ourselves over to frenzy?' :rolleyes:

Please don't quote angels and demons :tape:

serenus_2k8
May 27th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Good match IMO! Well done Maria, grat fight! Keep it up :yeah:

InsideOut.
May 27th, 2009, 04:18 PM
Please don't quote angels and demons :tape:

It's my second favourite book. :p But that's off topic. ;)

jdog3008
May 27th, 2009, 04:20 PM
of u were a real fan of nadia u wouldnt say you hate her just because she lost:rolleyes:

and for those of u who watched the match will know, nadia actually played really well;):tape:
Olivia is a Maria hater, not a Nadia fan :p

Maria Croft
May 27th, 2009, 04:20 PM
This is the reason why I'm a fan of you! :hug: :hearts:

Such a fighter! :) :bounce:

It's so good to have her back on the court again! :D

Sammm
May 27th, 2009, 04:20 PM
It's my second favourite book. :p But that's off topic. ;)
Please don't tell me what your favourite book is :p;)

slamchamp
May 27th, 2009, 04:24 PM
amaziiiing!!!!!!Maria is love:hearts:

Renaissance
May 27th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Congrats to Maria,i'm not a fan but i recognise she's a great player, what a fighting spirit.

Sexysova
May 27th, 2009, 04:36 PM
well done Maria :D

joão.
May 27th, 2009, 04:36 PM
:o :o Omg. When I left home I thought Nadia was going to take the 3rd. Sorry Maria :sad:
Maria Sharapova :worship: :worship:

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

starin
May 27th, 2009, 04:39 PM
Maria's making the QF for sure. There's no one left in her quarter to bother her.
and if Venus falls early she could make the SF as well.
:worship: great job for Maria on her worst surface.
:tape: Petrova...and i still wonder how she managed to be top 10 for so long this year.

G&R
May 27th, 2009, 04:43 PM
nice choke nadia :sad:
great fight from maria though

viva11
May 27th, 2009, 04:48 PM
:worship:
i'm glad that this happens to be my first post on tennisforum

maria FTW

daniela86
May 27th, 2009, 04:53 PM
:bowdown: :bowdown: :worship: :bounce: I've no words,I'm still shocked she won :D Huge congrats Masha :hearts: :bounce: :bounce: and good luck against Shvedova now. (it should be another tough match :unsure: but Masha has already done much better than expected :bounce: )

HRHoliviasmith
May 27th, 2009, 05:00 PM
Olivia is a Maria hater, not AND a Nadia fan :p

:sad:

jefrilibra
May 27th, 2009, 05:01 PM
rotf Nadia!!! How many more times will you choke?

Time to retire.

Emina.
May 27th, 2009, 05:24 PM
OMG Maria :sobbing: so so proud of you gurl!!! I really have no words :sobbing:

:worship: :worship: :worship:

I am shocked!! I left home after the 1st set!!! Thought Masha was going to win in 2.

Agata.
May 27th, 2009, 05:24 PM
Well done Maria, great win :worship:

gmak
May 27th, 2009, 05:30 PM
masha :worship: :hearts: :bowdown: what a fighter
she is just awesome :D

nadia :sad: :hug: really bad luck with the draw

what a match, but why did It have to be a 2R? :sad: :(

The Daviator
May 27th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Congrats Maria! I expect to see her in the SFs.

shaktincredible
May 27th, 2009, 05:44 PM
i'm crying because of this super-happy feeling

:hysteric:
:sobbing:
:crying2:

masha :worship: :worship: :worship:

patricio
May 27th, 2009, 05:46 PM
well done Mary!

Lefty.
May 27th, 2009, 05:47 PM
:worship: And this is why I love Maria. :clap2:

Lulu.
May 27th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Pathetic display from Nadia. :rolleyes:

~MashyOwnThemAll
May 27th, 2009, 05:53 PM
Damn you Nadia :fiery:.

:haha:
Damn you monkey

matty
May 27th, 2009, 05:55 PM
Not a Maria fan, but once again she shows that she is a champion.

Nadia :sad:

pepaw
May 27th, 2009, 05:57 PM
her reaction at the end was priceless. hopefully she just continues to improve.

Harju.
May 27th, 2009, 05:58 PM
Maria :hearts:
What a fight.

matty
May 27th, 2009, 06:00 PM
...:tape: Petrova...and i still wonder how she managed to be top 10 for so long this year.


Nadia's been ranked as high as #3 and has finished in the top 14 for the past 6 years in a row--can't really see why you'd be surprised? :confused:

mckyle.
May 27th, 2009, 06:00 PM
Pathetic display from Nadia. :rolleyes:

:lol:

Russianboy
May 27th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Who cares, it's sharapova's day so please leave.

:lol: lmao that made me laugh :yeah:

darkangel23
May 27th, 2009, 06:04 PM
I think Sharapova has a shot to get to the semis... Don't like it but I prefer her over Safina...

matty
May 27th, 2009, 06:08 PM
Whenever Maria is down a set a break or whatever, I try to think of what's going through her mind at that very moment--I figure it is very rarely anything about missed opportunities--it's like completely positive--every point---just taking it point by point and never getting down on herself or negative--that's what I admire most about her. She truly has a will of steel!

faboozadoo15
May 27th, 2009, 06:11 PM
I think Sharapova has a shot to get to the semis... Don't like it but I prefer her over Safina...

That's a long way off. Let's see how Sharapova handles back to back three set matches. She's, in a way, lucky she kept her foot on the accelerator long enough to finish the first set quickly and dump the second quickly as well. The match took 2h12m, not terrible.

I don't know much about Shvedova, but her statistics from today are extraordinary. I'd think Maria could outclass her, but she may be in for yet another fight.

Russianboy
May 27th, 2009, 06:16 PM
her serve helped her today to win the match. kinda funny, cuz in past years her serve hasnt always helped her. thats good. come on maria :)

hablo
May 27th, 2009, 06:46 PM
I like neither player but I really enjoyed this match: it was SO intense! :drool:

Maria was impressive but Nadia had her chances and blew it.

On grass, Sharapova is going to be scary. :mad:

P_Fer
May 27th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Maria! :woohoo: Aweseome fight back :hearts: Wow :)
Great job, I'm really proud of you ! :yeah: Good luck in R3.

Nadia :hug:

DOUBLEFIST
May 27th, 2009, 07:15 PM
On grass, Sharapova is going to be scary. :mad:

Truer words were never spoken.

Congrats Maria.

Nadia will probably never get over this one. She will never have a better chance to get a big victory over Sha'po' than this one.

2moretogo
May 27th, 2009, 07:22 PM
:lol::lol::lol: I knew Nadia would freak things up. Obviously, Maria knew too. :lol::lol:

2moretogo
May 27th, 2009, 07:24 PM
I like neither player but I really enjoyed this match: it was SO intense! :drool:

Maria was impressive but Nadia had her chances and blew it.

On grass, Sharapova is going to be scary. :mad:

Truer words were never spoken.

Congrats Maria.

Nadia will probably never get over this one. She will never have a better chance to get a big victory over Sha'po' than this one.

Yall are crazy. She will not. Well as long as she actually meets people that actually believe they will win.

darkangel5452
May 27th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Yall are crazy. She will not. Well as long as she actually meets people that actually believe they will win.

On grass courts, and HC, she will be a huge threat, oh come on even on clay, where her movement is very limited, she has a shot, not a great one, but a good one.

DOUBLEFIST
May 27th, 2009, 07:39 PM
Yall are crazy. She will not. Well as long as she actually meets people that actually believe they will win.

With Maria, it's rarely about what the OTHER person believes. It's about what SHE believes. (unless she's playing Serena or Venus (Wimbledon Venus, that is. ;) )

Slampova
May 27th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Maria :bowdown:

Craig.
May 27th, 2009, 08:06 PM
AHMAGAD :hysteric: :inlove: I love you so much :sobbing:

Izzie.
May 27th, 2009, 08:11 PM
I'm so happy :)
Maria!

Vincey!
May 27th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Maria!! amazing win :) :D :hears:

2moretogo
May 27th, 2009, 08:20 PM
On grass courts, and HC, she will be a huge threat, oh come on even on clay, where her movement is very limited, she has a shot, not a great one, but a good one.

With Maria, it's rarely about what the OTHER person believes. It's about what SHE believes. (unless she's playing Serena or Venus (Wimbledon Venus, that is. ;) )

Please and I give Maria a lot of credit for living up to the hype, but as soon as a player see: Aga Radwanska/ Serena Wiliams for example believes that she can win, then it is all over. I think many players are surprised (even at this late date) with Maria's never say die attitude. It is much the same with Serena. Players think, she has to lose this time, instead of concentrating on themselves (I have put myself in this position to win).

P.S. I actually called Maria in the qfs because I knew that (after Vera withdrew) that there would be noone in her section mentally and physically ready to take it to Maria.

darkangel5452
May 27th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Please and I give Maria a lot of credit for living up to the hype, but as soon as a player see: Aga Radwanska/ Serena Wiliams for example believes that she can win, then it is all over. I think many players are surprised (even at this late date) with Maria's never say die attitude. It is much the same with Serena. Players think, she has to lose this time, instead of concentrating on themselves (I have put myself in this position to win).

P.S. I actually called Maria in the qfs because I knew that (after Vera withdrew) that there would be noone in her section mentally and physically ready to take it to Maria.

You didn't just say that, so Radwanska and Serena win because they believe they can win, oh please, Radwanska beat an injured Pova(17DF and 55UE, come on, even me I think I can beat Maria when she plays like that:rolleyes:) and Serena, well Serena always play her best against Sharapova, and I'm sorry, at her best Serena can beat anyone, you know what, Sharapova won so don't ruin my day with ur shit.

simonsaystennis
May 27th, 2009, 08:52 PM
Maria! :D So glad you are BACK!

charmedRic
May 27th, 2009, 08:58 PM
very very nice fight Miss Sharapova.

Allez!

bobbynorwich
May 27th, 2009, 09:04 PM
No one can ever take the fight out of Maria. Nice win. :dance:

Andy.
May 27th, 2009, 09:17 PM
Once a champion always a champion. Its so awesome to have Maria back fighter her heart out and winning.

serenus_2k8
May 27th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Was refreshing to see such fight and such a contest early on with both Serena and Maria. If past slams are anything to go on, this could make em dangerous.

cn ireland
May 27th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Fantastic win for Maria:banana:!

Good luck in Round 3:inlove:!

alfonsojose
May 27th, 2009, 09:28 PM
Masha was slower than usual, but so Petrova. She used her topspin groundies too late. And asking the umpire for checking that call was the end. You don't do that against somebody who owns you in such a complicated point.

Europe rocks
May 27th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Nadia :sad: If only you could have broken for *5-2... :tears: Credit to Sharapova for toughing it out, let's hope she's able to make the most of the lovely draw Larry's given her ;)

goldenlox
May 27th, 2009, 09:57 PM
Nadia had the same draw. And 2 bp's at 24 and 2 more at 44
Plus at *43 she could have held 2 times to win.

comfortably.numb
May 27th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Maria :hearts: On to the next round. Win.

xan
May 27th, 2009, 10:01 PM
Great win, Maria. Really toughed it out!

2moretogo
May 27th, 2009, 10:01 PM
You didn't just say that, so Radwanska and Serena win because they believe they can win, oh please, Radwanska beat an injured Pova(17DF and 55UE, come on, even me I think I can beat Maria when she plays like that:rolleyes:) and Serena, well Serena always play her best against Sharapova, and I'm sorry, at her best Serena can beat anyone, you know what, Sharapova won so don't ruin my day with ur shit.

It is funny how Maria is injured every match she's played, excuse me lost, for the pasted 3 years. I would have believed you more if you said Aga was too clever and Serena is much better. But whatever, here we are talking about grass when we are still playing on clay.

The Dawntreader
May 27th, 2009, 10:01 PM
You can always pinpoint a significant change in fortune in matches with just one shot. For the past two service games, Petrova had been cruising through until 6-7 15-0 up where she missed that sitter of a forehand. It wasn't like Sharapova would have had a play on it either, all she had to do was slot in in the space. Like Sam Smith said, Sharapova has an antenna for quick momentum shifts. She was relentless thereafter.

Petrova played the better tennis. Sharapova played the better match. Thrilling final set.

rucolo
May 27th, 2009, 10:58 PM
Great win, Maria!:hearts::woohoo:

A match to remember!
So close!
What a fighter!:yeah:

Amazing winners from both!:drool:

Maria: 30 Winners, 22 Unforced Errors
Nadia: 27 Winners, 14 Unforced Errors

Reach round 4, Maria!!!;)

Nadia:sad::hug:

Pasta-Na
May 28th, 2009, 12:11 AM
nadia. :o

NeoZod19
May 28th, 2009, 02:11 AM
didn't i mention that her mental toughness is her only edge and will help her win more?
Good job Maria and let's roll!!!!

AnomyBC
May 28th, 2009, 02:18 AM
This match was AMAZING!!! I was really looking for forward to this match because I figured since Petrova has been playing crappy lately that Maria had good chance of pulling off the upset, but I wasn't expecting either of them to actually play this good... My god... Maria had me really stressed out there at a few points. I think I almost died a few times :lol: I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy she won this :woohoo: And now she has Shvedova next, who she should theoretically be able to beat fairly easily... And plus Venus might lose to Safarova which would further open up Maria's draw. I'm still not sure that Maria can beat Na Li, but if she can she'll probably make it all the way to the Semis, which would match her best performance at the French. This is freaking AWESOME :bounce::banana::woohoo::inlove:

madlove
May 28th, 2009, 02:39 AM
shocking!

nashi
May 28th, 2009, 02:57 AM
:rolleyes: I said that Sharapova is Petrova killer

Ziggy Starduck
May 28th, 2009, 03:18 AM
Bad luck Nadia http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/aktion/action-smiley-032.gif

danieln1
May 28th, 2009, 03:19 AM
Great win for Maria. Pathetic for Nadia though...:tape:

Nadia, I really don't even know.

I´m sure she was pathetic, leading 4-2 and with points to go 5-2... but Nadia is a headcase, she can play extremelly well, and the spray errors the next point!!

Nonetheless, maria is a championn, she fought her way through this match, good for her!!

skanky~skanketta
May 28th, 2009, 03:36 AM
Nadia sucks.

Lefty.
May 28th, 2009, 03:50 AM
Nice to see Myskina and Kuzy watching the match in the first set at least. :lol:

Mr.Kardashian
May 28th, 2009, 04:31 AM
what a great match . obviously Nadia choked at the end but she still played an extremely high quality match. i dont like sharapova at all but wow she is such an amazing competitor - strking the ball so well even though her movement was very slow. petrova really should have used some drop shots i thought! really sad she lost :(

darkangel5452
May 28th, 2009, 05:08 AM
It is funny how Maria is injured every match she's played, excuse me lost, for the pasted 3 years. I would have believed you more if you said Aga was too clever and Serena is much better. But whatever, here we are talking about grass when we are still playing on clay.

Well I know Maria's service, when she hit 17DF, there IS clearly STH wrong, no matter what people think, I know it.
Aga was clever but Maria was still injured, it was so obvious, good for Aga, but she has ZERO chances against a healthy Maria, and Serena is better, at least, on surfaces where she faced Maria, I'm still waiting somme meetings on grass courts and very fast HC, where I think Maria's game is more effective. Wait and See.

WIMBLY2004
May 28th, 2009, 06:13 AM
Please and I give Maria a lot of credit for living up to the hype, but as soon as a player see: Aga Radwanska/ Serena Wiliams for example believes that she can win, then it is all over. I think many players are surprised (even at this late date) with Maria's never say die attitude. It is much the same with Serena. Players think, she has to lose this time, instead of concentrating on themselves (I have put myself in this position to win).

That's a load of :bs: , so to you Maria won her 300+ matches only because her components didn't believe that they could win? All those wins have nothing to do with her skills or talents or great play? It's so simple that once you believe you can win you can beat a three slam winner, that's it, easy. :rolleyes:

I understand Serena was a better player when she beat Maria, but putting Aga Radwanska at the same place as Serena? After the win in the first match, shouldn't Radwanska believe more that she could beat Maria in their next match? With that magic "believing is achieving", shouldn't she toast Maria right away? But no, she didn't, obviously that believing thing was not working, I wonder why.

Beat
May 28th, 2009, 07:24 AM
Nice to see Myskina and Kuzy watching the match in the first set at least. :lol:

myskina was there? :eek: how does she look?

WIMBLY2004
May 28th, 2009, 07:33 AM
myskina was there? :eek: how does she look?

Looked pissed maybe, because Maria won :lol:

Lefty.
May 28th, 2009, 07:42 AM
myskina was there? :eek: how does she look?

They only showed her during the first set but she looked happy since she was laughing about something with Sveta. :lol: