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s_j
Mar 1st, 2011, 11:04 PM
The mischievous Poova has rented out Maria's home to far too many tenants since 2006... It's time GOATpova bought it back. This is HER home!

http://kthanxbye.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/maria-sharapova_fr_indianwells2006_off08.jpg

Oh... but there's no whale.

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac24/s_j_tennis/thisismyhome.jpg

Lachy
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:13 AM
1st!!!!!!!!!!! yeee

gc-spurs
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:48 AM
no whale = biggest mistake ever

Sp!ffy
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:22 AM
Allllllezzzzzzzzzzz

tvbsharapova
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:03 AM
come on maria !!!!!!!!!!! If you 1rd out ,please go die

s2crux
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:31 AM
Good luck maria

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:43 AM
1. I really should have gotten a copy right on the "Mission:..." titles... :o

2. You're a bit early with this thread.:p We need an "Official Exhibition Thread" first! :o ;)

3. I hope RepoPova is gonna rock the desert :hearts:

4. First page! :rocker2:

claypova
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:18 AM
i love her photos with that whale trophy :bigcry:

best. trophy. EVER. :(

Reptilia
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:52 AM
fuck I love this tournament! Plzzzzzzz don't play like crap maria:awww:


If you 1rd out ,please go die

:sobbing:

claypova
Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:00 AM
come on maria !!!!!!!!!!! If you 1rd out ,please go die

luckily, it is impossible for her to lose R1 :cheer:

or do you mean 3rd? :sobbing:

gc-spurs
Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:40 AM
SS uses the word 'mission' more than Chuck (the TV show)

Also, me and Masha don't wanna win this one. Not if there's no whale in store.

Break My Rapture
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:43 AM
Yay please defend your R3 points at least then, Maria. :awww:

Maybe we should use this thread for the Nike exo too? :lol:

Sharapovian
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:17 PM
Hopefully she will make a good showing here :cheer:

Break My Rapture
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:33 PM
So, since she will have a R1 BYE (she is still gonna be 1 of the top 16 seeds right? :unsure:), she has to win 1 match to defend her points from last year. With a good draw and hopefully some improved form (although I doubt it) she could get more matches under her belt. I'm praying that she's healthy after IW to play Miami for once though.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:37 PM
^^I think the first 32 seeds get a 1st round BYE. ;) One win to defend her points seems like a legit aspiration, no? :cheer:

Break My Rapture
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:39 PM
All 32 of them? :spit: Woops, I always forget but damn that's a lot. :lol:


When is the Nike exo again?

Break My Rapture
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:17 PM
It's March 8th.

Oh thanks non-existent person who was so kind to answer! :yeah:

perseus2006
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:33 PM
Oh, yeah, we really need a separate thread for a two set charity exho along with its own special live scoring thread, apparel thread and a genuine drama thread speculating on whether or not Serenka will be out of the hospital in time to do the chair duties for the single set mixed doubles!

Break My Rapture
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:51 PM
:spit::sobbing:

gc-spurs
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:17 PM
^^I think the first 32 seeds get a 1st round BYE. ;) One win to defend her points seems like a legit aspiration, no? :cheer:

:tape::tape: ummmm... thats asking a LOT!

Sp!ffy
Mar 3rd, 2011, 12:38 AM
Is hoping for an IW/Miami back to back title win asking for too much? :inlove:

gc-spurs
Mar 3rd, 2011, 05:53 AM
Thats far more reasonable

Cherry.
Mar 3rd, 2011, 06:34 AM
Wonder whether we'll be able to watch the Nike exo somewhere? There won't be a live streaming, will it?

Maria Croft
Mar 3rd, 2011, 07:18 AM
Is hoping for an IW/Miami back to back title win asking for too much? :inlove:

Please, she'll win both without dropping a set, in fact. She won't even be broken once :p

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 3rd, 2011, 11:49 AM
Maria :cheer2:

Win this trophy :cheer2:

s_j
Mar 3rd, 2011, 02:48 PM
This is Maria's year to win the title. This is her home!

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_hUfQLEu_o8M/R9AeJF9HFmI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/U8sU8-7XK4o/2050_32096505_maria_sharapova_fr_indianwells2006_t rophy001_H005802_L.jpg


What does Daniela Hantuchova have to say about that?

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/80315508.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789215ABF3343C02EA54801FC3013EDF524BF 02D90F40ECBF12D97C84E4F3FE7D276CE30A760B0D811297


PS. What the frick is this trophy?!

http://newballs.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/jelena-jankovic-indian-wells-trophy2.jpg

Break My Rapture
Mar 3rd, 2011, 03:03 PM
:spit: JJ couldn't even lift the trophy either.

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 3rd, 2011, 03:05 PM
The Whale :bowdown:

Slampova
Mar 3rd, 2011, 03:05 PM
Win this Maria :inlove:

Break My Rapture
Mar 3rd, 2011, 08:33 PM
Quick summary of what is to come:

- Indian Wells MD ceremony is Monday the 7th at 1PM local time.
- Maria plays the Nike exhibition in Oregon on the 8th, which is Tuesday.
- First R2 (Maria has a BYE in R1) matches are played on Friday the 11th (Maria played Dushevina in R2 on the first Friday of the tournament here last year).

So Maria has, more or less, 2/3 days to go from Oregon to Indian Wells. Hopefully enough time to get used to the conditions.

Sp!ffy
Mar 4th, 2011, 12:47 AM
2/3 days is plenty of time..

Reptilia
Mar 4th, 2011, 01:19 AM
Sooo amped for this...Fed cup seems like it was months ago

JamieOwen3
Mar 4th, 2011, 12:03 PM
how did i not see this was opened? A LITTLE TOO SOON BUT OK :p lets do this shit Maria and make sure you DO bring it!

Break My Rapture
Mar 6th, 2011, 05:12 PM
Draw is tomorrow. :cheer: She'll be seeded 14 so a 1-4 seed is lurking in her quarter, let's pray it will turn out to be Zvonareva or Stosur.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 6th, 2011, 06:12 PM
I want Caro! :armed:

Break My Rapture
Mar 6th, 2011, 06:21 PM
Hey Maja, if you don't mind, could you send me a text with Maria's and Vika's draw tomorrow? :awww: I'm away from home and without internet from tomorrow till Friday for a short vacation. :p

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 6th, 2011, 07:15 PM
The whole draws or just possible 1st round / QF / Semi?

Break My Rapture
Mar 6th, 2011, 07:40 PM
Possible 2nd round opponents is fine. :p Thanks girl!

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 6th, 2011, 07:53 PM
You're welcome. :)

claypova
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:49 AM
draw tomorrow morning? :scared:

tvbsharapova
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:12 AM
WTA Main Draw – Monday, March 7 at 1:00pm Come assist Tournament Director, Steve Simon, WTA Supervisors and WTA players in making the 2011 BNP Paribas Open women’s main draw at the Tennis Garden Village Stage.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:38 PM
The draw is out

2nd round Medina
3rd round possibly Rezai
4th round Stosur or Hantuchova
QF NaNa or Sveta
SF Woz or Azarenka
Final Kim

Let's do this, Mash! :cheer:

Sharapovian
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:40 PM
Draw seems okay, could have been worse.

Hopefully she'll do well :unsure:

JamieOwen3
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:52 PM
great draw IMO stosur is maria's bitch

!VamosRafa!
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:54 PM
The Whale trophy was the best trophy EVER!!!!!!!
I hate the new one...it's so heavy even Rafa and Ivan Lj. had problems lifting it,I mean WTF?

At this point I'd be happy with a R3/R4 performance in IW by Maria...Hopefully she will find some form in IW and Miami :)

s2crux
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:58 PM
Good luck maria :)

Lucas_Arg
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:04 PM
Great draw to screw up again.

Jack89
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Saw on twitter that the winds in IW are like 20-29mph at the moment.

Hopefully they die down by the end of the week, cos that is not what Masha needs.

And I'm not gonna comment on the draw.....just gonna see how it goes. :)

JamieOwen3
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Lucas you need to stop with every post being negative these days :yawn: you're supposed to be a fan!

claypova
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:27 PM
i'm loving this draw :drool: good chance to make QF!

Lucas_Arg
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:28 PM
Lucas you need to stop with every post being negative these days :yawn: you're supposed to be a fan!

And Maria is a multiple GS and still plays like shit.
I have been overly positive all this years and most of the time I ended up heartbroken. Now it doesn' hurt anymore because I'm not expecting anything.

JamieOwen3
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:41 PM
And Maria is a multiple GS and still plays like shit.
I have been overly positive all this years and most of the time I ended up heartbroken. Now it doesn' hurt anymore because I'm not expecting anything.

fine have no expectations but say something positive like good luck or something? we all have our fed up moments but you don't have to spin it negatively all the time especially right now when she's coming back from illness!

Andy.
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:46 PM
She really couldnt have gotten a better draw considering her seeding. Hopefully she can take advantage and get some much needed ranking points and confidence.

Lachy
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Amaze. draw. :inlove:

joão.
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Good luck!

Craig.
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:53 PM
GREAT draw. Let's do this Mash!

Sp!ffy
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:12 AM
Really good draw. If she's 100% healthy, she should go far.

denny5576
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:38 AM
Illness = 2 weeks
Training = 10 days
Not a good combination for big expectations.
We should not forget that...

Lucas_Arg
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:16 AM
Illness = 2 weeks
Training = 10 days
Not a good combination for big expectations.
We should not forget that...

Still five days to go and an exo in the middle to see where she is right now.
Heeeeeeeey I'm being positive.

Jacey
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:35 AM
Lets do this Mash :bounce:


Also..MaitaBaby who will be at IW this year....REPRESENT us TeamMasha fans well :drink: :hug:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:42 AM
Also..MaitaBaby who will be at IW this year....REPRESENT us TeamMasha fans well :drink: :hug:

Tell Masha to tell Aleks to get a hair cut. :cheer:

JamieOwen3
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:42 AM
Lets do this Mash :bounce:


Also..MaitaBaby who will be at IW this year....REPRESENT us TeamMasha fans well :drink: :hug:

love your great attitude about it :yeah:

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/479/sharapovaandserenahigh5.gif (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/sharapovaandserenahigh5.gif/)

gc-spurs
Mar 8th, 2011, 02:02 AM
Illness = 2 weeks
Training = 10 days
Not a good combination for big expectations.
We should not forget that...

Yes but she had good preparation for Auckland... those results were underwhelming.

Too unpredictable to call Maria is.

Mistress of Evil
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:22 AM
Great draw :cheer: Please, take advantage and win some matches :awww:

Maria Croft
Mar 8th, 2011, 06:02 AM
Damn, this is a fantastic draw. I hope she is able to take advantage of it.

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 8th, 2011, 08:03 AM
Not a bad draw :shrug:

Qetusi
Mar 8th, 2011, 08:21 AM
Normal draw, but everything depends on her ... how she will play , so
Good luck Masha !!!

Shivank17
Mar 8th, 2011, 08:39 AM
Great draw! :woohoo:
Rezai's current form is Awful,so no trouble there.
Only Hantuchova/Safina can cause a problem.
Please don't disappoint Maria! :|

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 8th, 2011, 10:06 AM
I just read on tennis.com that the Bahamas are trying to host WTA and ATP tournaments next year. Could this be the reason why the WTA Tour's Golden Girl is playing an Exo there? :scratch:

Shafanovic.
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:13 PM
:wavey:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:41 PM
^^Everytime I see your name, I think it says Superfacial. :rolls: Just change your name already, dude. :p


In other news, it looks like Mash Mash is not gonna play WTT this year. :tears: Maybe she's gonna take some time off to get married. :hehehe:


And yessssssssss, I'm incredibly bored right now. :o

Kitten63
Mar 8th, 2011, 07:13 PM
Good draw,hope she takes advantage of it.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 9th, 2011, 09:28 AM
Cara just ":happy: :happy: :happy:"-repped my Petko vs Masha post from January 21st. :sobbing:

mariapower
Mar 9th, 2011, 10:03 AM
Go Maria.:)

Mistress of Evil
Mar 9th, 2011, 11:56 AM
Cara just ":happy: :happy: :happy:"-repped my Petko vs Masha post from January 21st. :sobbing:

yeah, she's pathetic :hearts: Can't stand her. :rolleyes:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 9th, 2011, 12:03 PM
yeah, she's pathetic :hearts: Can't stand her. :rolleyes:


She's a mess.:inlove: I love her. :shrug:

Mistress of Evil
Mar 9th, 2011, 12:32 PM
As soon as she can rep me that biatch is badrepping me for no reason. :crying2: I even started to return the favour though its so childish.:sobbing:

claypova
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:59 AM
she plays medina garrigues next. should be an easy match, :awww:

s2crux
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:18 AM
María is preparing for the 2rd and will play against to Spanish Anabel Medina Garrigues, María leads 3-0, the match will be this Saturday schedule still to be confirmed.


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5516260459_6413e70a8b_b.jpg

The last two match is not easy:o

claypova
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:19 AM
yea, but the surface ....

Mistress of Evil
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:39 AM
hopefully, a win in 2 :)

goldlion
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:50 AM
I think Maria has just altered her service motion again - especially the right foot.

doomsday
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:48 AM
I think Maria has just altered her service motion again - especially the right foot.

Right, let's see how she is dealing with in her real matches now.

Maria Croft
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:16 AM
This is actually the first time they are meeting on a surface that isn't clay, and Maria already won all of those.

Maria should win this, but with her current form she could just hit 100 unforced errors and still lose. I'm not expecting her to lose but I'm prepared for anything.

doomsday
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:41 AM
This is actually the first time they are meeting on a surface that isn't clay, and Maria already won all of those.

Maria should win this, but with her current form she could just hit 100 unforced errors and still lose. I'm not expecting her to lose but I'm prepared for anything.

Medina has basically nothing to hurt Maria or make her move, it should be an easy match then of course Maria hasn't play a competitive match since ages now but I'm confident, she should win in 2.

Pops Maellard
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:53 AM
AMG started the year horribly but she's been doing better recently I think. Maria should and hopefully will be ready. :angel:

I don't remember her being ranked 13th during the clay season last year. :confused:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:38 AM
I think Masha will win this match fairly easily if she's not hitting 30+ unforced errors and in two or three tight sets if she does turn out to be Errorpova on court. :)

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:40 AM
Maria needs to start winning matches in two fast easy sets :shrug:. She hasn't done that in a while, and I don't know why she can't do that anymore.

doomsday
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:07 AM
Maria needs to start winning matches in two fast easy sets :shrug:. She hasn't done that in a while, and I don't know why she can't do that anymore.

I agree, her head is never in the match in the very beginning.
But she usually plays well in US.

gc-spurs
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:22 AM
maria won't win... its not yet clay season

Sp!ffy
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:05 AM
What day is Maria's match? :scratch:

Sharapovian
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:10 AM
^ Tomorrow (Saturday) probably.

Edit: Yep has to be tomorrow if their schedule goes ahead as planned.

Break My Rapture
Mar 11th, 2011, 12:23 PM
That's a pretty good draw if you look at it properly.
AMG has been slumping for over a year now. Maria has beaten her thrice on clay, IW is on pretty slow to average hardcourt.
Rezai hasn't done anything notable since she won Madrid, but watch out for her if she suddenly goes into destruction mode. :o
Stosur or Hantuchova in R4, probably Dani I think will be quite tough.


But honestly I just hope she wins her R2 match so she at least defends her points from last year. :) But it remains to be seen what her form is like right now, good news is that coverage also starts on Saturday, so fingers crossed that Maria gets scheduled on CC. :)

Craig.
Mar 11th, 2011, 01:52 PM
That's a pretty good draw if you look at it properly.
AMG has been slumping for over a year now. Maria has beaten her thrice on clay, IW is on pretty slow to average hardcourt.
Rezai hasn't done anything notable since she won Madrid, but watch out for her if she suddenly goes into destruction mode. :o
Stosur or Hantuchova in R4, probably Dani I think will be quite tough.


But honestly I just hope she wins her R2 match so she at least defends her points from last year. :) But it remains to be seen what her form is like right now, good news is that coverage also starts on Saturday, so fingers crossed that Maria gets scheduled on CC. :)

Coverage starts on Sunday I believe.

Break My Rapture
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:02 PM
That's weird. :o When I checked the online TV guide for ES last week it said that coverage started on Friday. :tears: But you're right.

Reptilia
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:07 PM
gaaah. I hate how crap the coverage is for US tourneys.

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:07 PM
So we can't see Maria play her match right :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Nope. :tears:

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:39 PM
I should have known it was so :sobbing: Last year when Maria played Dushevina we didn't get to see the match either :sobbing:.

No one dare to go to the Live Scoring thread :armed:

Break My Rapture
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:48 PM
So can anyone tell me the final scores of the Nike exho matches? :p

Qetusi
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:48 PM
So can anyone tell me the final scores of the Nike exho matches? :p

Sharapova - Azarenka 5-4 (5-0 on Tiebreak)
Sharapova/federer - Azarenka/nadal 6-3
Nadal - Federer 7-5

Break My Rapture
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:01 PM
Sharapova - Azarenka 5-4 (5-0 on Tiebreak)
Sharapova/federer - Azarenka/nadal 6-3
Nadal - Federer 7-5
I thought I read somewhere that Vika defeated Maria in the TB? :scratch:

Thank you. :yeah:

Sharapovian
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:02 PM
I thought I read somewhere that Vika defeated Maria in the TB? :scratch:

I read that too :p

Qetusi
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:13 PM
TB (mini TB) was after 4-4 :) so 5-0 won Vika ....

The Witch-king
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:31 PM
When is Pover playing?? And who?

Craig.
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:32 PM
When is Pover playing?? And who?

Tomorrow against Medina Garrigues.

doomsday
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:33 PM
IW coverage sucks.

The Witch-king
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:36 PM
K thanks!

The Witch-king
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:36 PM
K thanks!

Break My Rapture
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:23 PM
STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am
D Safina (RUS) vs [26] D Hantuchova (SVK) - WTA
J Del Potro (ARG) vs [14] I Ljubicic (CRO) - ATP
[1] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [WC] S Stephens (USA) - WTA
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [Q] R de Voest (RSA) - ATP
Not Before 7:00 PM
A Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs [16] M Sharapova (RUS) - WTA
Not Before 8:30 PM
[4] R Soderling (SWE) vs M Berrer (GER) - ATP

Good luck Maria. :hearts:

Sharapovian
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:28 PM
Good Luck :awww:

Still need to work out what time it will be on but seems like I won't be able to stay up :bigcry:

kimgurl
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:29 PM
yeah..break a leg masha:D

Break My Rapture
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:33 PM
Good Luck :awww:

Still need to work out what time it will be on but seems like I won't be able to stay up :bigcry:
Same for me. :tears:

JamieOwen3
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:35 PM
alarm clock? nap before? you CAN'T miss her match guys :sobbing: if you can't make it i understand but do everything you can ;) even though i know you already do :yeah: masharapower all the way

Kitten63
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:41 PM
Good luck Masha :bounce:

Break My Rapture
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:46 PM
alarm clock? nap before? you CAN'T miss her match guys :sobbing: if you can't make it i understand but do everything you can ;) even though i know you already do :yeah: masharapower all the way
Well we won't even be able to watch it anyway. :lol: Not gonna wake up to stare at a scoreboard. :tears:

JamieOwen3
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:50 PM
well fuck that :rolls: ATP are showing the matches favouritism again

Jack89
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:51 PM
If I've worked it out correctly, Masha should play 3am UK time...

Craig.
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:54 PM
10PM for me :inlove:

Kitten63
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:59 PM
11 pm for me.

JamieOwen3
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:07 PM
isn't it on on espn or something? there SHOULD be a bloody stream tomorrow!

Sharapovian
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:08 PM
If I've worked it out correctly, Masha should play 3am UK time...

Then probably can't stay up.

alarm clock? nap before? you CAN'T miss her match guys :sobbing: if you can't make it i understand but do everything you can ;) even though i know you already do :yeah: masharapower all the way
I know, but I don't want to stay up that late only to see her lose. Yeah it's unlikely she will lose to AMG but can't take anything for granted. :p

JamieOwen3
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:14 PM
shit yes there's still 26 more hours to go. :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:17 PM
^^I only found streams for the ATP event so far. :tears:

If I'm lucky, I'll be coming home from work right around the time her match starts. :lol:

Craig.
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:20 PM
^^I only found streams for the ATP event so far. :tears:

If I'm lucky, I'll be coming home from work right around the time her match starts. :lol:

Don't you live in Germany? :unsure:

Break My Rapture
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:22 PM
Seriously, how unfair. :( The men are so much more favoured with streams in these US tournaments, I don't get why they won't show women's matches as soon as the men's matches.

pedropt
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:24 PM
3am here :sobbing:

Craig.
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:30 PM
Sexism in 2011 :o

Lachy
Mar 12th, 2011, 01:10 AM
Yayy 1PM perfect :drool:

Lucas_Arg
Mar 12th, 2011, 01:16 AM
Yesssss, I love night matches!

Shivank17
Mar 12th, 2011, 03:58 AM
8:30 AM -Sunday Morning , for me!! :D Perrrrfectt! :worship: :worship:

P.S.-Live streams will be available??

Qetusi
Mar 12th, 2011, 06:04 AM
7:00 AM for me, not that bad :D
Good luck Masha ! :)

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 12th, 2011, 06:54 AM
9 AM hell no. :lol:

Maria Croft
Mar 12th, 2011, 06:59 AM
First night match, that's pretty good I hope.

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 12th, 2011, 07:23 AM
Crap! In the morning for me :sobbing:. Can't watch the match :sobbing:. Good luck Maria :cheer:

s2crux
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Hope She is fine :(

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5519790996_79060ef76f_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5519790986_e0e930870e_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5017/5519790992_1343f3bf9e_b.jpg

No more injury please maria :cry:

Mistress of Evil
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:33 PM
No, just no this has nothing to do with an injury. :sobbing: Do not scare me like that.

MaruSharapova
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:39 PM
Oh please noo :scared:

Lucas_Arg
Mar 12th, 2011, 04:54 PM
She'll be fine.

Sasja
Mar 12th, 2011, 05:01 PM
:unsure:

rucolo
Mar 12th, 2011, 06:50 PM
Nice to see Maria and Julia practice together. Excited to see Maria back on court!:bounce:

The draw couldn`t have been any better. Maria better don`t be a mess again.

Great draw to screw up again.

Seriously if Maria somehow manages to lose to Medina I`ll die of embarrassment.:crying2:

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 12th, 2011, 07:12 PM
She is just whipping her sweat thats all :sobbing:.

She won't loose to Medina, thats just to embarrassing :sobbing:

Maria Croft
Mar 12th, 2011, 07:41 PM
I hope Maria plays a good clean match :)

BuckJaysRock
Mar 12th, 2011, 07:43 PM
i hope she a good clean easy match

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 12th, 2011, 08:51 PM
Maria's third round opponent is known now :).

Rezai reached the third round today :)

madmax
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:14 PM
I know this probably was asked a million of times before, but any chance for a stream tonight?

Break My Rapture
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:46 PM
I'm hearing from several posters that apparently TTC has covered women's match(es) (e.g. Hantuchova/Safina) but there was no stream.

Shivank17
Mar 13th, 2011, 01:18 AM
I'm hearing from several posters that apparently TTC has covered women's match(es) (e.g. Hantuchova/Safina) but there was no stream.

Ya. :sobbing:
Today[12th] only ATP streams are available. :help:

Lachy
Mar 13th, 2011, 01:58 AM
:dance:

Pops Maellard
Mar 13th, 2011, 03:01 AM
Good luck Maria. :)

Shivank17
Mar 13th, 2011, 03:25 AM
Match about to begin,Sharapova to serve first.
Good luck Maria! ;)

Kitten63
Mar 13th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Masha holds to start.

Andy.
Mar 13th, 2011, 06:28 AM
Finally its over. Long tense matches do not help ones hang over. Good to see Masha stepping it up in the third set. Hopefully she can start the net match at that level and elevate it even more. Im going to put the scratchy play down to the fact she hasnt played a match in quite a while.

Maria Croft
Mar 13th, 2011, 06:30 AM
(Might as well post this in here)

I started following the match at 7-5 6-7 so I missed all the drama :lol:

Shame she hit so many doubles and errors again, but at least she also hit enough winners this time. Hope coming out the winner gives her some much needed confidence.

Crux Squall
Mar 13th, 2011, 06:42 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5252/5521447129_4e7686b1d1_b.jpg

Crux Squall
Mar 13th, 2011, 06:43 AM
1st round BYE

2nd round bt Anabel Medina Garrigues 7-5 6-7 (3) 6-1

3rd Aravane Rezai (1-1)

4rd Stosur (María leads 6-0), Safina (3-3)

QF Petrova (María leads 8-1)

SF Azarenka (2-2), Wozniacki (María leads 2-1)

Final Clijsters (Kim leads 5-3)

Mistress of Evil
Mar 13th, 2011, 06:49 AM
^^^ Gosh you are overdoing it :hug:

A win is a win, I guess :shrug: She has a chance against Rezai. :cheer:

Shivank17
Mar 13th, 2011, 06:52 AM
3rd Aravane Rezai ( 1-1)

4rd Stosur (María leads 6-0), Safina (3-3)

QF Petrova (María leads 8-1)

SF Zvonareva (María leads 6-3), Wozniacki (María leads 2-1)

Final Clijsters (Kim leads 5-3)

Maria can play Vera only in the Finals,cause she is in the bottom half along with Kim,JJ.

Sharapova can meet
Vika Azarenka/Aga Radwanska/Caro Woznaicki in Semis.

Maria Croft
Mar 13th, 2011, 07:00 AM
Let's take it one match at a time, there is no need to look ahead.

Crux Squall
Mar 13th, 2011, 07:03 AM
Maria can play Vera only in the Finals,cause she is in the bottom half along with Kim,JJ.

Sharapova can meet
Vika Azarenka/Aga Radwanska/Caro Woznaicki in Semis.

thank you :)

Shivank17
Mar 13th, 2011, 07:39 AM
thank you :)

Your Welcome. :)

Sp!ffy
Mar 13th, 2011, 08:32 AM
I saw Rezai play in Mexico a few weeks ago and she was TERRIBLE.

Hopefully a little bit of that will come with her. :D

tvbsharapova
Mar 13th, 2011, 08:38 AM
Russian Maria Sharapova needed nearly three hours to close out her opening match after failing to convert on two match points in the second set. She stepped up in the third set, rolling out to a 5-0 lead and breaking Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues for a ninth time for the 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-1 win.

“In the second set I had my chances to win the match; maybe played a little bit too risky, went for a little bit more,” Sharapova said. “She played really great defensively throughout the whole match and always made me hit another ball. I stepped it up in the third. So it was a long match and many games, but I think it was a good match for me.”

s_j
Mar 13th, 2011, 08:52 AM
She got the W. That's all that matters at the end of the day. If she carries on winning, I'll be a happy man.

Reptilia
Mar 13th, 2011, 09:12 AM
So glad she's got another slumping player in the next round. :unsure: I hope her form improves

kimgurl
Mar 13th, 2011, 09:17 AM
yeah whether its a short or long match, as long as she wins,im all good.:devil:.i wonder if anxiety, edginess or tenseness burn calories??:lol::lol:coz if it does, then i shouldnt miss any of masha's matches..:drink::woohoo:

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 13th, 2011, 09:35 AM
Can't wait to watch the match between Maria and Rezai now :haha:

claypova
Mar 13th, 2011, 09:40 AM
she won :worship::rocker2:

now, onto the R3 match, it's gonna be a trainwreck :tape:

!VamosRafa!
Mar 13th, 2011, 10:37 AM
Maria is #18...SHe better win some points in Indian Wells and Miami or she'll drop out of the top 20...:tape:

Break My Rapture
Mar 13th, 2011, 10:38 AM
Glad she won and defended her points from last year. :rocker2:
The choking is kinda worrying though, lack of match practise the last few weeks? Anyway, I expected a 3 setter, AMG gives Maria absolutely no pace to work with. Which means she'll have to generate her own (normally not a problem for Maria) but the accuracy lacks sometimes when she has to do that. I like the new shorter serve motion. :hearts:

Needless to say that R3 vs Rezai is going to be ugly...:lol: Rezai is going to be all over Maria's second serve so she has to try and make Rezai hit as many of them as possible to increase the risk of unforced errors, instead of gifting DFs. Rezai should also give plenty of pace.

s2crux
Mar 13th, 2011, 10:42 AM
Maria is #18...SHe better win some points in Indian Wells and Miami or she'll drop out of the top 20...:tape:

With the win today, she is #17.
if she wins the 3rd round, she ”ll be #16

Dieter.
Mar 13th, 2011, 10:45 AM
Yay for the win! :cheer:
From the score, it looks like it was a though one, but i'm gonna write that down to a lack of match play.
Hopefully she can improve her game and have a good run here.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 13th, 2011, 11:12 AM
She won? Cool.

Sharapovian
Mar 13th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Great she won :yeah:

3 sets against AMG :unsure: but I'll put that down to lack of match play.

Mashabator
Mar 13th, 2011, 01:22 PM
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Maria only bounces ball once when serving now :speakles:
sorry if someone already mentioned :lol:

Jack89
Mar 13th, 2011, 01:42 PM
Great to hear she won! :D

I see she didn't play her best but the win is more important than how she won.

Lucas_Arg
Mar 13th, 2011, 05:30 PM
So glad she won. The match against Rezai will be the ultimate shitfest, thank god we have stream.

JamieOwen3
Mar 13th, 2011, 05:38 PM
maria hasn't got anything to defend until strasbourg now hasn't she?

Break My Rapture
Mar 13th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Yep. She defended her IW R3 points from last year and her next tournament was Straz then.
Hopefully Maria doesn't get injured/sick again and can FINALLY get some momentum going. :yeah:

JamieOwen3
Mar 13th, 2011, 05:45 PM
can't wait for the next few weeks. (madrid 2010 never happened) :lol:

Lucas_Arg
Mar 13th, 2011, 05:57 PM
So, is she playing Charleston?

Shivank17
Mar 13th, 2011, 06:08 PM
So, is she playing Charleston?

Yes.
Her schedule as of now says-
Indian Wells
Miami
Charleston
Rome
Madrid
RG

rucolo
Mar 13th, 2011, 06:14 PM
A win is a win.:)

But such a struggle against Medina. Says a lot about Maria`s form.:help:

Nice choke from Maria: Leading 7-5 6-5 [40-15] -> losing 8 points in a row, the last point a DF :tape:

Rezai will kill Maria if she continues this mess.:o


The choking is kinda worrying though

It definitely is. Maria used to be a champion. Not anymore. :tears:

So glad she's got another slumping player in the next round. :unsure: I hope her form improves

You can be sure Rezai will be out of her slump when she plays Maria. :rolleyes::lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 13th, 2011, 06:34 PM
Yes.
Her schedule as of now says-
Indian Wells
Miami
Charleston
Rome
Madrid
RG


Charleston has been on her schedule since the website launched, but denny said she wasn't on the entry list. :shrug: I wouldn't put any money on her actually playing there, tbh. :lol:

Break My Rapture
Mar 13th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Well anyway, it's kinda funny that so many people are freaking about how she had so much trouble with AMG.
Don't know if y'all realise it, but this is her first tournament in a month, she had a viral upper respiratory illness.
Honestly we should be happy she has already won a match and her next match is certainly possible to win as well.

Craig.
Mar 13th, 2011, 07:06 PM
And it's not like she's been playing GOAT tennis recently :weirdo: Plus she's always had tough encounters against AMG.

That said, I don't see her beating Rezai :bigcry:

Mistress of Evil
Mar 13th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Hey, Rezai is in such a mediocre form as well. And having in mind, how much of a ball-basher she is I think Masha has a pretty good chance to win with some steady performance.

JamieOwen3
Mar 13th, 2011, 08:01 PM
AMG got to balls Aravane won't so it's vital to get the first strike in and if Maria does that then i think she'll win. a lot of the time last night the rallies seemed to be long b4 she missed and they won't be like that in her next match.

Kitten63
Mar 13th, 2011, 08:12 PM
I went to bed after the second set ended so I'm now seeing the result. Thank god she won,I hope she plays better in her next match.

gc-spurs
Mar 13th, 2011, 08:44 PM
Lame only bouncing once. miss the 3-miute serving ritual :p

perseus2006
Mar 13th, 2011, 08:56 PM
I thought the match with Annabel was terrific. Pova shook off lots of rust, played aggressively, served well, shrieked consistently and regularly played some awesome tennis. Just the sort of tennis she needed, even the third set. A very impressive performance for a first match in two months, ignoring the Fed Cup thing.

Hopefully, Pova can get atleast two or three more matches in at IW. Hogg is really pushing her to play fiercely and Pova is responding. The situation hasn't been more optimistic since she came back from shoulder surgery.

Go! Pova.

Jacey
Mar 13th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Lame only bouncing once. miss the 3-miute serving ritual :p

Element of surprise...her opponents were used to it. I think it might be helping her, she seemed to not be over-thinking it. Over all with what everyone is aying about it having to go to 3 sets, Maria did well for being someone coming back from illness. If you took away all the errors she made....and believe me we all know it was alot, she did pretty good.

chin-up guys & gals on to the next rd! ;)

pedropt
Mar 13th, 2011, 09:12 PM
Just watch Rezai starting to play at a decent level right against Maria :o

Break My Rapture
Mar 13th, 2011, 09:14 PM
About the next round, I'm pretty scared if Rezai plays well.
Maria better get her groundstrokes deep and second serves in or Rezai will be able to pound at full speed, Rezai is also not that slow as many think she is, I think she's fairly light-footed. Good news is that Maria should be able to attack on Aravane's second serve, maybe even first serve at times. I hope Maria has a good serving day and that it's not too windy. :p

madmax
Mar 13th, 2011, 09:14 PM
well, even at her glorious 2008 days she went toe to toe with Dramabel and finished with even more dramatic scoreline than this one...I just hope her serve will continue to get better and those trully unnecessary DF's will be gone for good. Because we all know - once her serve is working, her ground game seems to flourish as well

Jack89
Mar 13th, 2011, 11:59 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am
[1] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [28] M Martinez Sanchez (ESP) - WTA
[4] R Soderling (SWE) vs [32] P Kohlschreiber (GER) - ATP
Not Before 2:30 PM
[20] A Rezai (FRA) vs [16] M Sharapova (RUS) - WTA
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [Q] R Sweeting (USA) - ATP
Not Before 7:00 PM
[4] S Stosur (AUS) vs D Safina (RUS) - WTA
Not Before 8:30 PM
[9] F Verdasco (ESP) vs [21] S Querrey (USA) - ATP

I think that 9:30pm UK time, so I'll be able to watch this match (if there a stream)

Lucas_Arg
Mar 14th, 2011, 12:20 AM
I'm pretty sure there will be a stream. Today Kim's match was at the same time and was broadcasted.

Sharapovian
Mar 14th, 2011, 12:22 AM
Yes that's a great time for me :cheer: I should be able to watch if there's a stream.

Shivank17
Mar 14th, 2011, 01:14 AM
Ugh 3 AM for me. :o
Gotta wake up early ,or maybe sleep very late. :rolleyes:

Mashabator
Mar 14th, 2011, 03:27 AM
:o starts just when i leave for school

gc-spurs
Mar 14th, 2011, 05:59 AM
sweet i can watch with my breakfast, and follow it up with Spurs vs Heat

JamieOwen3
Mar 14th, 2011, 06:41 AM
Dont you just love it when ur internet is connected but just locally and you cant go online anyway.
Looking forward to this match actually.
On my lg phone :lol:

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 14th, 2011, 07:07 AM
If it is the same as Kim's match its fine for me :):cheer:

Mistress of Evil
Mar 14th, 2011, 07:11 AM
Should be able to watch it :cheer: If my Internet holds up of course :sobbing:

Maria Croft
Mar 14th, 2011, 08:13 AM
This next one is probably going to be a mess. Let's just hope it's going to be a mess that she wins.

gc-spurs
Mar 14th, 2011, 11:56 AM
Dont you just love it when ur internet is connected but just locally and you cant go online anyway.
Looking forward to this match actually.
On my lg phone :lol:

OH.MY.GOD I hate that!!!!!!!!!

doomsday
Mar 14th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Tough match coming up, Maria will prolly win in three.

Shivank17
Mar 14th, 2011, 12:38 PM
Tough match coming up, Maria will prolly win in three.

Rezai's form has been awful this year,she was 1-3 before Indian Wells.But surprisingly every player find their best form against Maria. :eek: :o

I hope Maria finishes her in 2. :rolleyes:

Shivank17
Mar 14th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Charleston has been on her schedule since the website launched, but denny said she wasn't on the entry list. :shrug: I wouldn't put any money on her actually playing there, tbh. :lol:

:lol: Are you kidding me? Her name was one the entry list from the beginning of the year- http://www.familycirclecup.com/pages/articles/20090123164434.html

She should play there !! :tape:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 14th, 2011, 01:36 PM
^^I'm not kidding you and if denny says she's not on the list, she's not on the list. Don't care what Charleston put on their website.

Mistress of Evil
Mar 14th, 2011, 02:57 PM
I'm hoping she plays unless she makes QF or SF at Miami. :sobbing:

Shivank17
Mar 14th, 2011, 03:11 PM
^^I'm not kidding you and if denny says she's not on the list, she's not on the list. Don't care what Charleston put on their website.

Who is Denny btw?? :confused:
I am sure she will play there if she is not injured.
And I rather believe the official site of the tournament ,then believe Denny.
And why do you think Charleston will put her name there for no reason? Are they nuts?

Monzanator
Mar 14th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Yes that's a great time for me :cheer: I should be able to watch if there's a stream.

It will be shown live on Eurosport at 22:30 CET/21:30 GMT, so there's no need for a stream unless someone doesn't have access to ES :cool:

Reptilia
Mar 14th, 2011, 03:42 PM
totally setting my alarm for this one.
GL Mash :cheer:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 14th, 2011, 03:44 PM
Who is Denny btw?? :confused:
I am sure she will play there if she is not injured.
And I rather believe the official site of the tournament ,then believe Denny.
And why do you think Charleston will put her name there for no reason? Are they nuts?

Denny is a poster on this forum who seems to have inside info.

Break My Rapture
Mar 14th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Good luck Maria. :hearts:
It will be shown live on Eurosport at 22:30 CET/21:30 GMT, so there's no need for a stream unless someone doesn't have access to ES :cool:
:cheer:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 14th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Last three times I saw one of Masha's IW matches on TV, she lost. :cheer:

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 14th, 2011, 04:35 PM
Can't wait to watch this errorfest :cheer:

Crux Squall
Mar 14th, 2011, 04:56 PM
14/3 is Rezai's birthday:cool:

doomsday
Mar 14th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Last three times I saw one of Masha's IW matches on TV, she lost. :cheer:

:lol: don't watch this match then :lol:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 14th, 2011, 05:21 PM
4 AM.. :bigcry:

Dieter.
Mar 14th, 2011, 06:00 PM
It will be shown live on Eurosport at 22:30 CET/21:30 GMT, so there's no need for a stream unless someone doesn't have access to ES :cool:

:cheer: :cheer:

Monzanator
Mar 14th, 2011, 07:08 PM
They just showed Maria throwing some plastic ball or whatever with Hogstedt off courts during Wozniacki's match :lol:

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 14th, 2011, 07:13 PM
Yep. Saw that :bowdown:

Qetusi
Mar 14th, 2011, 07:20 PM
They just showed Maria throwing some plastic ball or whatever with Hogstedt off courts during Wozniacki's match :lol:

http://img858.imageshack.us/img858/7694/11031402.png

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/7153/11031403.png

Sharapovian
Mar 14th, 2011, 07:48 PM
It will be shown live on Eurosport at 22:30 CET/21:30 GMT, so there's no need for a stream unless someone doesn't have access to ES :cool:

Good :)

The package thing I had expired and I made sure I renewed it today :p

Monzanator
Mar 14th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Kohlschreiber won the first set after one fucking hour. If Soderling takes this into three then we're up for a delay :o

Sharapovian
Mar 14th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Read on twitter Sod had the trainer out, that's why there was a long delay. (as well as the set being long)

And if Sod's winning, then please win the next 2 sets quick.

Craig.
Mar 14th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Way to fucking fail Soderling :weirdo:

Break My Rapture
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:01 PM
Go Kohli. :hearts:

Craig.
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Really don't give a crap who wins, just one of them do it quick.

Sharapovian
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:06 PM
I don't mind who wins either but hopefully PK since seems like it will be quicker that way :p

Andy.
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:11 PM
Soderling is normally one of my faves (love his game) but I'm turning against him just for this match. I dont want the match to be delayed as I have set a recording for the time it is supposed to be played.

Craig.
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Please break here, please!

Monzanator
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:20 PM
They've picked it up, PK leads 5-4* Come on!!!

Monzanator
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:24 PM
6-4!!! Thx, Philipp ;)

Break My Rapture
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:24 PM
Kohli finished it off. That second set went so fast. :spit:

Craig.
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:25 PM
Yes, I love it when people break when they're supposed to! :hearts:

Shivank17
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:25 PM
Thank you for clearing the court for Miss Sharapova to play,@Kohlschreiber. :D

Shivank17
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Yes, I love it when people break when they're supposed to! :hearts:

Hope the next tall Russian on court draws some inspiration from Phillipp. :tape:

Monzanator
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:28 PM
ES coverage has started :D

Shivank17
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Denny is a poster on this forum who seems to have inside info.

Oh,let's hope she plays there. :rolleyes:
Anyway sorry if I got a bit rude.
Silly discussion,we rather focus on the present. ;)

Kitten63
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:29 PM
Masha time :bounce:

Fool
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:29 PM
So excited I get to see her play again. :0

BuckJaysRock
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:32 PM
lets go maria

Root
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:39 PM
Is there any live stream? I don't have tv.

Shivank17
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:45 PM
Is there any live stream? I don't have tv.

http://www.fromsportcom.com/v-2/0/138/v-213885.html

Match to begin,Maria to serve.

Root
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:45 PM
Thank you.

Kitten63
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Is there any live stream? I don't have tv.

Livescore hunter has streams.

Break My Rapture
Mar 14th, 2011, 11:01 PM
Maria def. Rezai 62 62. :cheer:

Solid performance overall after the slow start.