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Shafanovic.
May 25th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Was on after 1-3 down. :worship:

LOVE YOU!

:rolleyes: choked 2 MPs but still a straight sets win :woohoo:

32 winners and 21 UE :eek:

Keegan
May 25th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Good job :) Now win the title :devil:

Ciarán
May 25th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Very solid from Maria, finding her rhythm and her shots are getting very fluid and the hunger seems to be back :inlove: LOL at Pervak CLEARLY cheating with that call off of the net cord. Karma is a bitch. She hit a DF straight after :p

dsanders06
May 25th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Very solid match for Maria. Good serving apart from one horrid game in the second set.

Pervak seems like she'll be an ok-ish player, although that serve needs a hell of a lot of improvement. She won 8% of second-serve points. :tape:

s_j
May 25th, 2010, 06:26 PM
Maria lost her serve straight away and went down 1-3 at the start of the match, but then streamrolled through 11 of the next 13 games!

She fought and tussled her way to get that initial break back to level at 3-3 (and it wasn't too pretty), but after that - WOW - she was brilliant.

6 more matches to go, Maria! :bounce:

Destiny.

Cakeisgood
May 25th, 2010, 06:26 PM
Some fab winners (with some baaaaad errors) but the level of the second set was really good from Maria.
Pervak showed some good fight at the end, and I like her ground game, but she definitely needs to beef up the serve to move up the rankings.
Drop shot queen :drool::drool:

6 more for the Cosmic Pattern!

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 25th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Its nice to see her win some matches in Grand slams :yeah:

Tennisstar86
May 25th, 2010, 06:27 PM
:lol: destiny..... I think with the style Justine is playing shes def. got a chance at the upset.

Cakeisgood
May 25th, 2010, 06:27 PM
SO many threads hahaha

Her jacket is HOT.

cellophane
May 25th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Claypova :worship:

Mikey.
May 25th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Well played by Maria. Once she got going she was looking pretty solid. Good luck in the next round. :yeah:

V-MAC
May 25th, 2010, 06:27 PM
That was impressive from Maria. Nicely done:yeah:

Aaric
May 25th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Doubles :unsure:
Keep going :yeah:

madmax
May 25th, 2010, 06:27 PM
1 down, 6 more to go for ClayPova:banana:Average match, but it was enough

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 25th, 2010, 06:28 PM
6 threads. :haha:

Vikapower
May 25th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Maria some very beautiful tennis, just great to see her back on court finally playing some good tennis, she was just a little tight in the beginning of the match and those dropshoters. :hearts:

friendsita
May 25th, 2010, 06:28 PM
wooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooo Maria!!!!
No Prince logo?

Vaidisova Ruled
May 25th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Maria and her game and the dress :worship:
only 5 (!) DFs

French Crowd:lol:

VIKA?
May 25th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Well done:inlove:

TheBoiledEgg
May 25th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Ksyusha :hug: :( did well at start but couldnt keep level up

Masha ;) :bounce: looking good again,

osseous
May 25th, 2010, 06:29 PM
Maria. :yeah:

goldenlox
May 25th, 2010, 06:29 PM
That was the 1st time I've seen Pervak. Good to see her in the main draw of a major. 1st time for her.

narutos
May 25th, 2010, 06:29 PM
OMG the serve is so back, stupid 3DF in one game clearly wanted to go for it anyway bring Henin.

M.P
May 25th, 2010, 06:30 PM
want to see more Pevak and Pivovarova and please debut top 100 this year
Pervak have to work on that serve

slamchamp
May 25th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Mashaaaaa:hearts:

Nikkiri
May 25th, 2010, 06:30 PM
6 threads :lol:

Jogi
May 25th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Pervak had nothing to hurt her with, Sharapova was pretty impressive though

gc-spurs
May 25th, 2010, 06:30 PM
claygoat dropshotpova

Break My Rapture
May 25th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Well done Maria. :D

Vikapower
May 25th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Welcome back Maria I really missed you. Nice to see you play some good tennis again. :yeah:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 25th, 2010, 06:33 PM
6 threads.:spit:

Masha.:yeah:

hurricanejeanne
May 25th, 2010, 06:33 PM
ClayPova! :rocker2:

AnywhereButHome
May 25th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Well done Maria ! :)

GrafMariaPetraK
May 25th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Maria:)

Kitten63
May 25th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Congrats,Maria :woohoo::cheer:

Aaric
May 25th, 2010, 06:35 PM
6 threads.:spit:


:rolls:

slamchamp
May 25th, 2010, 06:35 PM
I love Claypova:lol:

Harju.
May 25th, 2010, 06:35 PM
Wow, Maria is playing pretty well.
She was killing her opponent's short serve :drool:. And her serve is definitely much better than the last time I saw her and her groundstrokes are very solid as well. Too bad about the draw though.
On the other news, the mini jacket that she wore is adorable.

Ksenia :hug:
Like what I saw. The way she saved the two MPs were amazing. But needs to work on her serve.

Blackeagle
May 25th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Now this is getting interesting..:yeah:

Slutiana
May 25th, 2010, 06:37 PM
Well done Clapova! :inlove:

I'm sure Henin was shivering under her blanket while watching this match, anticipating their third round match.

Serenita
May 25th, 2010, 06:37 PM
Good match from Pova, she murdered every short ball. :lol:

Acinolbaj
May 25th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Masha :bounce:

daniela86
May 25th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Yay:bounce::bounce: Well done :bounce:

Lefty.
May 25th, 2010, 06:42 PM
First slam match win of 2010 :lol: :yeah:

Just a blip in the 3-0 game in the 2nd set but not bad at all. :D

LightWarrior
May 25th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Closed it out just before the rainstorm :)

slamchamp
May 25th, 2010, 06:44 PM
First slam match win of 2010 :lol: :yeah:

Just a blip in the 3-0 game in the 2nd set but not bad at all. :Dlol that sounds so bad:lol: That's why she was bit tight at the beginning

KBdoubleu
May 25th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Very solid from Maria, finding her rhythm and her shots are getting very fluid and the hunger seems to be back :inlove: LOL at Pervak CLEARLY cheating with that call off of the net cord. Karma is a bitch. She hit a DF straight after :p

Shot spot and the replay showed it was out, but ok...

I thought Sharapova played pretty well. Definitely expect her to put up a pretty good fight against Henin.

Shafanovic.
May 25th, 2010, 06:45 PM
please beat henin in R3 but let's not get ahead.

win the next round first :cheer:

StephenUK
May 25th, 2010, 06:55 PM
Impressed with Maria who seems to have found some form just at the right time after an unfortunate start to the year. I think she will give Justine a very difficult match should they rendezvous in round three. But I can really see her doing well at Wimbledon this year, which would be about time!

Joe.
May 25th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Masha was fucking awesome for a big part of this match. :eek: :worship:
now take the title Baby'G. :hearts:

Kipling
May 25th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Nice to see an easier start than all of those three setters she had a year ago.

miffedmax
May 25th, 2010, 07:08 PM
Once again, a member of LOB faces the spawn of Satan in Rnd 2 of a big tournament. Hopefully, TOB will restore some luster, as right now my LOB's reputation is in tatters. TATTERS I say. (Except Venus).

msharafan
May 25th, 2010, 07:10 PM
well done maria a solid enough win, but she will still have to play a lot better to beat justine, lets be realistic maria's opponent today is nowhere near the same league as justine. good luck in round two hopfully she can step her game up to the next level and cut our some of them unforced errors. :)

AndreConrad
May 25th, 2010, 07:10 PM
Maria well done; good for you :yeah:

John.
May 25th, 2010, 07:10 PM
Wow - That was pretty good from Maria

n1ko0
May 25th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Once again, a member of LOB faces the spawn of Satan in Rnd 2 of a big tournament. Hopefully, TOB will restore some luster, as right now my LOB's reputation is in tatters. TATTERS I say. (Except Venus).

forgive me if this is a stupid question but what does LOB and TOB mean? im pretty sure ive seen maria referred to as TOB before but cant remember if i knew the meaning lol

bellascarlett
May 25th, 2010, 07:12 PM
I was really hoping to watch her play but damn it, they showed hewitt.

Seems to be a good start. Keep it up! :)

s_j
May 25th, 2010, 07:12 PM
well done maria a solid enough win, but she will still have to play a lot better to beat justine, lets be realistic maria's opponent today is nowhere near the same league as justine. good luck in round two hopfully she can step her game up to the next level and cut our some of them unforced errors. :)

Are you constantly trying to be modest or just hard to please? Or maybe trying to come across as a 'normal Maria fan' by always saying she needs to do better? Maria played awesome today! You're a Maria fan - Celebrate!

Monzanator
May 25th, 2010, 07:15 PM
forgive me if this is a stupid question but what does LOB and TOB mean? im pretty sure ive seen maria referred to as TOB before but cant remember if i knew the meaning lol

Legion of Blondes and The Other Blonde ;)

Anyway, considering Maria has usually been a slow starter this is good. Pervak's 1st serve was slower then Maria's 2nd :help:

Maria playing so many dropshots :happy:

Bring on Flipkens :p

Gdsimmons
May 25th, 2010, 07:16 PM
I honestly hope she and Henin meet in the 3R. I will definitely be watching that match if it happens

gmak
May 25th, 2010, 07:17 PM
clayGOAT Masha :yeah: :D :p
1 down, 6 to go :devil:

Sander.
May 25th, 2010, 07:18 PM
Go Maria :yippee:

Kipling
May 25th, 2010, 07:19 PM
forgive me if this is a stupid question but what does LOB and TOB mean? im pretty sure ive seen maria referred to as TOB before but cant remember if i knew the meaning lol

TOB means "The Optimum Blonde"....

drgray
May 25th, 2010, 07:22 PM
Slow start but a great recovery! :bounce:

Now take this alway through to the third round and woop up on henin!

cellophane
May 25th, 2010, 07:22 PM
No. TOB means The Other Blonde.

CrossCourt~Rally
May 25th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Nice way to get it together after the 4th game Masha :yeah:

I smell a JuJu vs Masha R3 battle :drool:

Kipling
May 25th, 2010, 07:27 PM
No. TOB means The Other Blonde.

hmmmm. Does it?

msharafan
May 25th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Are you constantly trying to be modest or just hard to please? Or maybe trying to come across as a 'normal Maria fan' by always saying she needs to do better? Maria played awesome today! You're a Maria fan - Celebrate!

no i am happy and maria really is playing so much better, im just saying i think she will need to step it up again if shes going to beat justine cause even pre shoulder injury maria struggled with henin on clay, and i know henins on her comeback from retirement but shes such a good record at the french open. bascially im delighted with how maria's playing but i just don't want to get my hopes up too much, i think some maria fans are just expecting maria to beat justine now just because shes getting back to her old form, but justine will be tough but i do know maria can do it if she plays her best tennis :worship:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 25th, 2010, 07:31 PM
hmmmm. Does it?

Yes. LOB = Legions of Blondes?

tonybotz
May 25th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Clay Goddess molded from Clay - Masha is on a mission from the Gods!

Shafanovic.
May 25th, 2010, 07:38 PM
i'm a little bit more hopeful about her taking a set off justine now :lol:

Julian.
May 25th, 2010, 07:40 PM
:cheer:

timafi
May 25th, 2010, 07:40 PM
good match Maria:hatoff:

n1ko0
May 25th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Thanks for clearing up my LOB / TOB confusion guys :) , i wont say what i originally thought TOB meant in regards to maria!!

rickxx
May 25th, 2010, 08:00 PM
Claypova:hearts::hearts:
Had a bit of a shaky start, but from 3-3 she was awesome!The serve really seems to be back.Keep this up!Next is Flipkens.She's tricky, but with a display like today's she should win it!

TennisPlayingFox
May 25th, 2010, 08:04 PM
A good start for Maria.

Belmont Lad
May 25th, 2010, 08:08 PM
A bit slow out of the gate, but solid effort from Maria. :) A 3rd round meeting with Henin is looking likely. ;)

Dale4Saul2Red0
May 25th, 2010, 08:09 PM
Sluggish to start the match, but expected with nerves and all. Ground strokes were fine, and she even threw in a few drop shot winners (some of them ugly). Had a few hiccups with the serve in a few games but for the most part solid. Maria's success hinges on her 1st serve percentage. If she continues to get a lot of first serves in she is going to be a tough out for anyone in the draw, including Henin.

Craig.
May 25th, 2010, 08:14 PM
C'mon!!!!!!!! I really wanna see this match, with everyone saying how well she played and all :lol:

Smoothstuff
May 25th, 2010, 08:20 PM
Good stuff Masha :D

P_Fer
May 25th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Great start to the tournament, Maria! :)
Keep it up and good luck in R2 :yeah:

Adal
May 25th, 2010, 09:05 PM
Decent win. Keep going!

Ferg
May 25th, 2010, 09:07 PM
At least she didnt tank it!

ce
May 25th, 2010, 09:13 PM
:inlove:

NeoZod19
May 25th, 2010, 09:32 PM
C'mon!!!!!!!! I really wanna see this match, with everyone saying how well she played and all :lol:

me too!! but it's good to see her win in GS for a change. I'm happy as long as she is healthy!! :cheer: :cheer:

VishaalMaria
May 25th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Nice to see a straight sets win in a slam.

Maria, keep it cool and well done.

cn ireland
May 25th, 2010, 09:57 PM
Very good start Maria:bounce:!

Pops Maellard
May 25th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Claypova. :woohoo:

Good luck in the next round(s). :scared:

Eduardo Oliveira
May 25th, 2010, 10:01 PM
C'MON MARIA!!!
great match.
very solid

Rafito.
May 25th, 2010, 10:04 PM
:cheer: well done Maria!

Good luck against Flipkens now :devil:

faboozadoo15
May 25th, 2010, 10:05 PM
At least she didnt tank it!

:spit:

Keep going, Masha. Win them all.

Andy.
May 25th, 2010, 10:41 PM
Just the start she needed. Best of luck in the next round Masha

xan
May 25th, 2010, 10:42 PM
Great start Maria! :D Horrible draw, but keep it up!

rucolo
May 25th, 2010, 11:02 PM
Good start, Maria!:D:yeah:

The match was tougher than the scoreline indicates.

Keep going, Maria!

Just Do It
May 25th, 2010, 11:05 PM
Keep it up :)

delicatecutter
May 25th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Bad draw for Ksenia. :( She's one of my favorite Generation Suck talents. :hearts:

Slutati
May 25th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Maria. :cheer:
She will definitely allez Henin of the court. :drool:

Vincey!
May 25th, 2010, 11:30 PM
Maria :D..really nicely played :D..few hiccups but nice match from her! She played a claycourt game :D

Carotastrophe
May 25th, 2010, 11:41 PM
Maria :yeah:

Corswandt
May 26th, 2010, 12:05 AM
Saw what ES1 showed of this, i.e. next to nothing.

As I've said before, Sharapova's new game of just looping the ball up relatively deep from both sides until she's given the time to set up a big BH serves her well against players who don't have much to hurt her with.

Still, even though what little I saw of this confirmed the impression of Pervak I got from last year's Chokoroz (namely, that she's an underpowered grinder), her shots seemed a bit flatter than I remembered them, but then again that might have been just the lower camera angle.

Chorophyll
May 26th, 2010, 01:22 AM
Just one more match Sharaparis.

claypova
May 26th, 2010, 01:31 AM
:woohoo:

great start maria :)

supergrunt
May 26th, 2010, 01:43 AM
hm

miffedmax
May 26th, 2010, 02:22 AM
TOB means "The Optimum Blonde"....

:mad: That's Dementieva, not Masha!

I did, however, put my official LOB back in my sig.

JJandAna4ever
May 26th, 2010, 02:28 AM
Saw what ES1 showed of this, i.e. next to nothing.

As I've said before, Sharapova's new game of just looping the ball up relatively deep from both sides until she's given the time to set up a big BH serves her well against players who don't have much to hurt her with.

Still, even though what little I saw of this confirmed the impression of Pervak I got from last year's Chokoroz (namely, that she's an underpowered grinder), her shots seemed a bit flatter than I remembered them, but then again that might have been just the lower camera angle.

Exactly! What people here don't seem to realize with this match is that she did not hit with that much power. She was looping a lot and did not hit with authority and confidence. But her serve is as good as ever (if you don't count the three random double faults in that one game.) Excluding that game, her serving today was actually a tyical serving day of pre-injury Sharapova when she was playing well.

Cakeisgood
May 26th, 2010, 03:57 AM
Saw what ES1 showed of this, i.e. next to nothing.

As I've said before, Sharapova's new game of just looping the ball up relatively deep from both sides until she's given the time to set up a big BH serves her well against players who don't have much to hurt her with.

Still, even though what little I saw of this confirmed the impression of Pervak I got from last year's Chokoroz (namely, that she's an underpowered grinder), her shots seemed a bit flatter than I remembered them, but then again that might have been just the lower camera angle.

Pervak reminds me of Vika a little bit.

HRHoliviasmith
May 26th, 2010, 03:58 AM
Its nice to see her win some matches in Grand slams :yeah:

:rolleyes:

thegreendestiny
May 26th, 2010, 04:45 AM
:rolleyes:

:weirdo:

Caralenko
May 26th, 2010, 05:06 AM
6 threads :spit:

Huntress55
May 26th, 2010, 05:48 AM
Keep going Maria :D

Dor Y
May 26th, 2010, 05:50 AM
Ksenia :hug:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 AM
:rolleyes:

You are back. :sobbing: :bounce:

Sharapowerr
May 26th, 2010, 06:24 AM
well done maria a solid enough win, but she will still have to play a lot better to beat justine, lets be realistic maria's opponent today is nowhere near the same league as justine. good luck in round two hopfully she can step her game up to the next level and cut our some of them unforced errors. :)

Maria payed pretty good for a 1 st round match , imo better than Juju against Pironkova, ok you can't compare their game styles , but justine was more shaky than Maria yesterday

Beat
May 26th, 2010, 08:20 AM
sharpie won a GS match?? :eek: ;)