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joćo.
May 29th, 2009, 07:16 PM
:o :help: :woohoo:

Aces: 1
Winners: 27
Double Faults: 11
Unforced Errors: 51

What a fighter. She looked so tired. :sobbing:

Beny
May 29th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Winning ugly

kman
May 29th, 2009, 07:16 PM
:worship:

Better than Venus already.

Expat
May 29th, 2009, 07:17 PM
:bounce: got through

RenaSlam.
May 29th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Well done, Maria.

She must be tired as hell though after all these back to back to back singles matches. Hope she rests up.

Shvedova is :hearts:...nice game to watch too.

mboyle
May 29th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Well...that was...um....bad. She has a real shot at the semis here, but she's not gonna get past Li Na playing like that.

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Masha :woohoo: Good luck in the next round! :bounce:

Effy
May 29th, 2009, 07:17 PM
my fighter :inlove:

:inlove:
May 29th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Damn. :( But Yari gave a brilliant account of herself and proved lots of people wrong. :) Congratulations on a great tournament, and kick on from here Yari. :kiss:

Utmost respect to Maria. :bowdown: Never folds. I hope she makes the semi in this wide open part of the draw, and who knows from there!

Sharakim
May 29th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Not the best preformance, but she's through. Good luck against Li Maria!

Serenita
May 29th, 2009, 07:18 PM
horrific match...but a win is a win

ElusiveChanteuse
May 29th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Hope Na Li kills her in fourth round.:o
Shvedova :( :o :hug:

Effy
May 29th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Hope Na Li kills her in fourth round.:o
Shvedova :( :o :hug:

:yawn:

Temperenka
May 29th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Great fight. Very similar to first round. MAKE THE SEMIS!!!!! :bounce: :banana:

mckyle.
May 29th, 2009, 07:18 PM
I'm really happy that Maria's getting so much play. I don't like how she's giving me heart attacks in the process though :p :lol:

It can only get better as time goes by :)

Cute reaction at the end! :hearts:

tennisboi
May 29th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Incrideble fight from Maria it's so good to have her back:)

handan
May 29th, 2009, 07:18 PM
:tape::tape:
hilarous match.
worst match of the tournament.

Emina.
May 29th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Great fight Masha!!! :hearts: Congrats!! :worship::worship::worship:

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

LDF
May 29th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Maria :woohoo: Relieved to see her progress after that woeful opening set. As usual, her unremitting will to win proved to be a major factor, and she put together enough towards the end to scrape past a gutsy opponent. Credit to Shvedova on pushing Maria as far as she did. :)

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 29th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Wow... my fears were nearly confounded in the 1st set, but Maria did battle for the win.

The horrible thing is that with 11 double faults and 51 errors, it doesn't pain a very good picture against her match with Li Na... :tape:

Princeza
May 29th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Maria, never giving up :bowdown:

ce
May 29th, 2009, 07:19 PM
:hearts:
:woohoo:

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 29th, 2009, 07:19 PM
What a GOAT :inlove:
But no, seriously, that was horrible :lol:

delicatecutter
May 29th, 2009, 07:19 PM
What an errorfest. :help:

Belmont Lad
May 29th, 2009, 07:19 PM
It was Maria's match to win, and kudos to her for grinding it out. :worship:

Expat
May 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
51 errors 11 df with na li on the other side this is going to be a UE fest

mckyle.
May 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Wow... my fears were nearly confounded in the 1st set, but Maria did battle for the win.

The horrible thing is that with 11 double faults and 51 errors, it doesn't pain a very good picture against her match with Li Na... :tape:

Li Na could very easily make 50 errors in the next match :shrug:

Sharapova is unpredictable at this stage, and Li Na is the most inconsistent player I've ever seen.

Who knows what will happen? :shrug:

NewShoulderPlz.
May 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Still a win is a win. Well done, Maria! Fighter! :worship:

Rest up and good luck on 4th round. :D

Just Do It
May 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
:banana:

I dont see her beating Na though.

Roookie
May 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
What a struggle for Maria!. Good Luck against Na Li, whatever happens this is already a succesful tournament for her.

barboza
May 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Wow Maria lucky again..

spiritedenergy
May 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
just watched the last games... horrible play :tape::help: But you gotta admire Sharapova's sheer will to win.:worship:

homogenius
May 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Maria was even worse than against Nadia but she still managed to win :rolls:
Shvedova played decent tennis in the first but after that she was way too erratic.

Maria made the most of her draw, mostly on her fighting spirit, but her level of play is :o

LUXXXAS
May 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
ugliest match of the year?
Shvedova has no brain... she should win this one easy

chris_d08
May 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
damn draw!! easy opponents for sharapova

Mikey.
May 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Wow! :worship: She was bashing so much at the end and it was all landing in! :lol: I really don't know how she keeps winning. :lol:

Good luck against Li Na :yeah:


oh BTW Cleo says she's really happy with this win! :hearts:

volta
May 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
never in doubt
:worship:

Better than Venus already.

and im sure Shvedova is in the same lvl as Szavay ...

foolishness is never cute

allrounder
May 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Well done again Masha, another good comeback :)

Shvedova played well in the 1st set but then seemed to turn into a pusher afterwards by just trying to play the ball back deep and wait for errors. Maria did up her level a lot though.

Good luck in 4R.

Nina.
May 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
horrible match :o but Maria fought through and got the win in the end!

Adal
May 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
That was an ugly play by Maria. Surprised she won with those stats. 26 W/51 UE. Serve today was much worse than against Petrova
Nice to see her still win though.

Vaidisova Ruled
May 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Maria is the queen!!!
Oh my god, I can't belive this
In the first set, she was playing so bad, and she was overpowered. In set 2 and 3, she was playing good, the best since her come back! Her serve was good too (but still DFs). Maria is not over !!!! I'm so happy.

Who would have thaught that Maria would be in 4round and that Venus woud lose in 3round.

maria is back !!!

WIMBLY2004
May 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Double Faults: 11
Unforced Errors: 51

The stat looks terrible, I can't believe she won :lol:

Three 3 setters in a roll:eek: I don't care what she will do in next round, she has done way better than I expected.

Take good care of your body and have some rest Maria, good luck in the next match :hug:

Uranus
May 29th, 2009, 07:22 PM
Poor Yari :sad:. She was so overpowering Maria in the 1st.

Maria into QF? It all depends on Na Li. Depends on her being on an error mode or not + her head. But if she manages to play her normal game, the win is hers.

adrovi
May 29th, 2009, 07:22 PM
Fighter Masha :hearts:

KV
May 29th, 2009, 07:22 PM
Well done to finish it off :)

Sharakim
May 29th, 2009, 07:23 PM
Maria was even worse than against Nadia but she still managed to win :rolls:
Shvedova played decent tennis in the first but after that she was way too erratic.

Maria made the most of her draw, mostly on her fighting spirit, but her level of play is :o
Who knows, she could pick it up in the later rounds. I am amazed by Sharapova's stamina, she's played 9 straight sets already! What a fighter!

mapaliey
May 29th, 2009, 07:23 PM
sloopy first serve from maria...but i love her new attitude...more mature and calm......good luck against na li.......

TheBoiledEgg
May 29th, 2009, 07:24 PM
wow Masha ;) :D
impressive comeback after 1st set :) :D

Yari was really good in 1st.

onyxrose81
May 29th, 2009, 07:24 PM
It was ugly but Maria fought back. I was indifferent to Maria before but since she's been back, I've appreciated her lots. There was something intangible missing in the WTA and Sharapova's presence is a welcome one.

alfonsojose
May 29th, 2009, 07:24 PM
Masha :hug: She looks tired. I think it will be over against Li, but i'm so happy for her. 5-3 on ice after nine months out :yeah: ;)

Effy
May 29th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Wow Maria lucky again..

yes, Maria is so lucky. Safina is also a lucky player. Geez, those russians with all their luck :(












:rolleyes:

joćo.
May 29th, 2009, 07:25 PM
At least she defends her R4 points (which is already amazing imo). :)

Kipling
May 29th, 2009, 07:25 PM
:o :help: :woohoo:

Aces: 1
Winners: 27
Double Faults: 11
Unforced Errors: 51

What a fighter. She looked so tired. :sobbing:


Yeah, I think Maria won that on pure iron will. Wasn't pretty, but she survived when she wasn't playing well, so kudos to her. She'll need to pick it up bigtime if she's going any further.

Kitten63
May 29th, 2009, 07:26 PM
What a fight,congrats Maria :bounce:!

Balltossovic
May 29th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Great fight Maria:yeah:


I'm starting to like her:unsure:

Becool
May 29th, 2009, 07:28 PM
shevdova played great tennis at set one.. maria was outplayed with class and nice variations..

then she got lost.

she's so lovely... :hearts:

Kampi
May 29th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Even when the first set was pure disaster and it was also tough and ugly at times.....but she fought back and showed her heart....heart of a champ and fighter. BIG BIG CONGRATS Maria. HEART and GUTS baby.:worship::kiss::worship:

Emina.
May 29th, 2009, 07:29 PM
she's a fighter always :bounce:

WIMBLY2004
May 29th, 2009, 07:29 PM
At least she defends her R4 points (which is already amazing imo). :)

Yes :lol: Who would've thought that? That's an amazing achievement indeed :worship:

morningglory
May 29th, 2009, 07:30 PM
3 matches, 3 sets each... *doki doki doki my heart's going crazy* :o
Error after error in the 1st, a little better towards the end of the match... some nice winners and one dropshot was particularly eye-catching.

Im glad she finished her match though, this gives her one day of rest
GL in R16!!! :bounce:

bellascarlett
May 29th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Gosh Maria, that was ugly!! Terrible! :tape: It was torture to watch really. She was asleep for 2 sets and a half I felt especially that first set. :yawn: Most sluggish and tired I've seen her. Really thought she was gonna go....But Maria being Maria, she decided it was worth a fight in the end. :rolls:

Congrats Mash! I'm sure you know a super slow start won't work in the next round. Play better!

gmokb
May 29th, 2009, 07:35 PM
:worship:

Better than Venus already.

What does Venus have to do with this? Kindly celebrate yoour win and leave Venus alone. You should be happy she is gone as Maria now has a wide-open draw:devil:

Maria Croft
May 29th, 2009, 07:36 PM
She looked so tired at the beginning and played so bad :help:

11 double faults didn't help any either, hope her shoulder is holding after her third 3 set match in a row :hearts:

Still fought it out to get the win, impressive fighting spirit as always :yeah:

Rest up Maria! :hug:

spiritedenergy
May 29th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Gosh Maria, that was ugly!! Terrible! :tape: It was torture to watch really. She was asleep for 2 sets and a half I felt especially that first set. :yawn: Most sluggish and tired I've seen her. Really thought she was gonna go....But Maria being Maria, she decided it was worth a fight in the end. :rolls:

Congrats Mash! I'm sure you know a super slow start won't work in the next round. Play better!

you only come back when she wins right?:rolleyes:

joćo.
May 29th, 2009, 07:37 PM
What does Venus have to do with this? Kindly celebrate yoour win and leave Venus alone. You should be happy she is gone as Maria now has a wide-open draw:devil:

She plays against Li Na in the next round. :rolleyes:

darkangel5452
May 29th, 2009, 07:40 PM
What does Venus have to do with this? Kindly celebrate yoour win and leave Venus alone. You should be happy she is gone as Maria now has a wide-open draw:devil:

It was already open even with Venus in the draw:rolleyes:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 29th, 2009, 07:40 PM
3 matches, 3 sets each... *doki doki doki my heart's going crazy* :o
Error after error in the 1st, a little better towards the end of the match... some nice winners and one dropshot was particularly eye-catching.

Im glad she finished her match though, this gives her one day of rest
GL in R16!!! :bounce:

That was probably the only one that really worked:p:rolls:

During the first set it felt like Masha was in some kind of trance and if Shvedova would have seized her opportunity and played better Masha would have been out of the tourny by now:tape::help:

Thank goodness she woke up and Shvedova did absolutely nothing:lol:

Hopefully she'll play better against Na Li!

CORIA01
May 29th, 2009, 07:42 PM
she is a fighter!
she was out 9 month and she is in the last 16 while Venus is out on round 3!
even if I am not her fan Maria is strong!

franny
May 29th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Great to see her play these tough three setters. And she really had to earn that final set, because Shvedova was not giving anything away. Not her best match, but she pulled through because of her fighting spirit. Good to see that no matter how long she's been out of the game, that's still there. With that said, I don't give her much chance of progressing that much further. Big maybe on the semifinal appearance, because the players left in her quarter, I'd give them an equal shot of beating a tired and rusty Sharapova. However, she needs these match plays, and the more she gets here, the better she will play at Wimbledon.

Harju.
May 29th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Congrats Maria :inlove:
Way to pull it through.

Noctis
May 29th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Congrats Masha what another amazing Win!
But I hope Na beats you to make that H2H aleast less -_-

Shvedbarilescu
May 29th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Really game effort by Yari. I so wanted her to win but I can't complain. Yari gave it her best, that's all I can ask for. Yari is now playing as well as at any time in her career. There is still room for improvement but this was a heck of a lot better than most of what we got from Yari last year.

Super 1st set by Yari, with some lovely dropshots. Yeah I liked those a lot. Maria though just got better as the match went on as Maria will do. Credit to Sharapova. She is one tough cookie and getting close to beating her is one thing but beating her is much more difficult. Maria won't go down with a fight.

Still, 3rd round at RG, Yari's worst surface for sure, is very good indeed. On to the grass now and I am looking forward to see Yari's improvements over the last few weeks continue there. :yeah:

GrafMariaPetraK
May 29th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Maria :D

P_Fer
May 29th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Maria :woohoo: won that on pure will alone :hearts: not so nice play though :help:
But, great job finding a way to win :D
Good luck in R4 :yeah:

gmokb
May 29th, 2009, 07:48 PM
It was already open even with Venus in the draw:rolleyes:

Maybe maybe not,we will never know. Lets discuss again at next slam:fiery:

Optima
May 29th, 2009, 07:49 PM
Congratulations to Maria, nerves and a will made out of steel. Great to see. I could watch Maria hit her backhand crosscourt all day, I forgot how much I missed it.

Hats off to Yari as well, pretty girl with a nice game.

M-K
May 29th, 2009, 08:04 PM
I absolutely love her!!
She's such an inspiration!!!
GREAT fight!!!

But PLEASE win easier next time, so I wont almost have a heartattack!

Coffee&TV
May 29th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Congrats again Masha!! :worship:

Lefty.
May 29th, 2009, 08:12 PM
What a slow start. :o

Proud of her to pull through even though she was pretty crappy throughout the match. :D

NewShoulderPlz.
May 29th, 2009, 08:19 PM
Congrats Maria! :D

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/b5/fullj.abb08cdab865435e38d03f6407f28f4c/abb08cdab865435e38d03f6407f28f4c-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/24/fullj.40af67a7f10b36e93b7e1796c8e6e70e/40af67a7f10b36e93b7e1796c8e6e70e-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg

:angel:

Effy
May 29th, 2009, 08:20 PM
aww what a nice pic! :D

*Jean*
May 29th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Well done Masha! Great recovery after the 1st set!

Thieving Magpie
May 29th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Seriously, this lucky streak can't go on forever. The first opponent that's a tad bit stronger mentally and keeps her game up over more than one set will win against Sharapova. I think these matches don't help building up her confidence in the long run. Sooner or later she'll have to face the fact that the sheer will to win is not enough.

barboza
May 29th, 2009, 08:49 PM
Wow! :worship: She was bashing so much at the end and it was all landing in! :lol: I really don't know how she keeps winning. :lol:

Good luck against Li Na :yeah:


oh BTW Cleo says she's really happy with this win! :hearts:

Where is Cleo?? Miss her!!

Sammm
May 29th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Masha :yeah:

Still haven't seen Shevdova play; would like to.

Monica_Rules
May 29th, 2009, 08:52 PM
Seriously, this lucky streak can't go on forever. The first opponent that's a tad bit stronger mentally and keeps her game up over more than one set will win against Sharapova. I think these matches don't help building up her confidence in the long run. Sooner or later she'll have to face the fact that the sheer will to win is not enough.

Yeah because by then Maria will be playing better. Shes only playing her second tournament in what 10/11 months. Clay is her worst surface, if she keep going on this she should be even better on Grass and hard.

Mikey.
May 29th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Where is Cleo?? Miss her!!

Banned. :sad:

Kipling
May 29th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Seriously, this lucky streak can't go on forever. The first opponent that's a tad bit stronger mentally and keeps her game up over more than one set will win against Sharapova. I think these matches don't help building up her confidence in the long run. Sooner or later she'll have to face the fact that the sheer will to win is not enough.

Ah, therein lies the rub, as the Bard says.

How many times does that happen on the WTA tour? What separates Sharapova from, well, almost everyone, is that she is so tough mentally. You can't count her out at 0-6, 0-5 0-40. Most players are going to have some lapse in concentration, or form, and over time, the law of averages tends to even these things out. And that is when Sharapova excels.

She may or may not win the next match, but I can guarantee you this--Li will have to fight her guts out to win it.

Sharpie4me
May 29th, 2009, 08:57 PM
Did Maria break the top 100 after this win? :o

simonsaystennis
May 29th, 2009, 09:00 PM
Gooooooo Maria!! Blow past Na and make it to the quarter finals!!!

AnnaK_4ever
May 29th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Pretty woeful match but the job is done and it's the only thing that matters for Masha this week.

Dodoboy.
May 29th, 2009, 09:05 PM
I can't believe her slam record is better than Vee's this year :sobbing:

volta
May 29th, 2009, 09:05 PM
I can't believe her slam record is better than Vee's this year :sobbing:

i just loled :lol:

:help:

Dodoboy.
May 29th, 2009, 09:13 PM
I really admire Maria on this surface, astounding effort here i am sure :yeah:

cn ireland
May 29th, 2009, 09:15 PM
Great fight back Maria:banana:!

She's done really well to win 3 matches, anything else will be a bonus;)!

Ciarįn
May 29th, 2009, 09:31 PM
Great :armed:

gmak
May 29th, 2009, 09:31 PM
masha :woohoo: :scared: :yeah: :hearts:
what a fighter :worship:
I can't believe she's in the 4R :D

yari :hug: what a great week, just go upwards now :)

Craig.
May 29th, 2009, 09:33 PM
My fighter :hearts:

Sharpie4me
May 29th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Great :armed:

Edit your signature! :drool:

Svetlana.
May 29th, 2009, 09:51 PM
At some points it was too painful to watch...

WowWow
May 29th, 2009, 09:57 PM
Maria!:yeah:

VIKA?
May 29th, 2009, 10:07 PM
:woohoo:

Slampova
May 29th, 2009, 10:29 PM
Well she's defended last years points and can only go up from here. Good luck against Li Maria and make the quarters (Hopefully not another 3 setter :unsure::lol:)

Beat
May 29th, 2009, 10:31 PM
:o :help: :woohoo:
Aces: 1
Winners: 27
Double Faults: 11
Unforced Errors: 51

how one wins a match with such atrocious stats, i do not know. :angel:

HRHoliviasmith
May 29th, 2009, 10:33 PM
boooooooooo.....boooooooooo......boooooooooooo

Taniaaa
May 29th, 2009, 10:35 PM
awesome:yeah::bounce::banana:

Kart
May 29th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Good for Maria.

slamchamp
May 29th, 2009, 10:42 PM
oh maria:hearts: :lol:

Andy.
May 29th, 2009, 11:00 PM
Not a pretty match or great tennis by anyone's standards but once again when it comes down to fight and mental toughness its hard to top Masha. Im so happy she was able to fight her way through yet again.

NeoZod19
May 29th, 2009, 11:03 PM
51 UE and she still can win! That's what Richard William said: Champ always find the way to win bad matches.

Sammm
May 29th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Anyone know why they never seem to interview Maria and put them on the RG website?????????? But they interview Maran Cilic? :confused:

jacobruiz
May 29th, 2009, 11:25 PM
Great fight, Maria! She's playing in her first slam (and 2nd tournament) in over 9 months on her WORST surface and she's going to fight to the end!:bounce:

Good luck (and step it up a notch) against Na Li.:D

charlieluvtennis
May 29th, 2009, 11:28 PM
:bowdown: Excellent match from Sharapova! I'm glad she's playing well! The WTA needed her back! Good luck against Li :hug:

sammy01
May 29th, 2009, 11:37 PM
not great tennis, the final set was really annoying because yari couldn't keep the ball deep at all so sharapova could tee off at any moment and it was still 6-4 due to poor errors from sharapova.

still good to see the sharapova fight is still there.

H.A.M.
May 30th, 2009, 12:34 AM
Maria Sharapova is LOVE :hearts: :inlove:

Emina.
May 30th, 2009, 12:35 AM
:hearts:

iGOAT
May 30th, 2009, 12:56 AM
Yari :( Maria has fought really well here! I think she will lose to Na though...

faboozadoo15
May 30th, 2009, 12:58 AM
:hearts: Didn't see a single shot of the match. :sad:

Actually, from what I'm reading, that's probably a really good thing. :lol:

Keep on, FighterPova. :banana:

Shafanovic.
May 30th, 2009, 01:02 AM
Yessumss Masha :)

Cute response at the end :hearts:

Clean it up against Na please :yeah:

Ballbasher
May 30th, 2009, 01:27 AM
Maria - a win on pure determination! :worship:
Shvedova is very cute and pretty dangerous on a fast surface!

danieln1
May 30th, 2009, 01:40 AM
Tough win... Maria will trash Li, 6-4 6-2, enough with this unecessary three sets victories...

Orbis
May 30th, 2009, 01:43 AM
Congrats Maria :) Even if you don't like her, you have to respect or admire her fighting spirit, this girl never gives up.

vrp1
May 30th, 2009, 02:06 AM
:worship: Masha! :worship:
After a very slow start Masha :hearts::kiss::hearts: fights back and goes to round 4!
I`m very happy for her and maybe she :angel: stays a bit longer in Paris...

rucolo
May 30th, 2009, 09:05 PM
Amazing fight, Maria!:hearts::worship:

What a great comeback after the really bad 1st set!:yeah:

I`m very happy and proud of you, Maria!:hatoff:

After she won Maria seemed so pleased with herself.:hearts: So nice to see!

Good luck in round 4, Maria!:D;)

CrossCourt~Rally
May 30th, 2009, 09:09 PM
Pheew:eek:, a wins a win though ! :lol: