View Full Version : Miami QF: WWW: [16] Maria Sharapova v [26] Alexandra Dulgheru

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:46 PM
The two have never played before, but their contrasting styles of play should make for an interesting match. Both would love to make the semis here (and further?).

On paper, Maria should win, but who knows? Alexandra defeated Shuai quite convincingly despite a little blip at the end of the second set.

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:47 PM
I hope Maria in 2:bounce:
this is a great chance for another SF!!!
Vamos Maria!
P.S.This could get ugly if Maria starts hitting DFs,then it might go to 3 sets,but I hope she plays like she did all week!

Vee Williams
Mar 28th, 2011, 04:47 PM
another easy opponent for Maria, another easy win

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:48 PM
This is Alex's best showing on a hard courts, but since Miami isn't exactly Warsaw (or vice versa) I don't expect her to win more then five games against Maria :)

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:48 PM
Sharapova :hearts: will be easy match for sharapova :help:



Mar 28th, 2011, 04:51 PM
Sharapova will definitely win this match, so the big question here is how many games will Sharapova lose.

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Maria in 2
6-1 6-1

Mistress of Evil
Mar 28th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Sharapova'd better not fuck this golden opportunity up. :shrug:
Pova in 2. :)

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:53 PM
what was wrong with peng?

same sf like IW ,I guess

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Draws have been kind to Masha :hearts: No complains here ;)

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:54 PM
No chance for Miss Warsaw.

Masha in two sets.

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:55 PM
How many games will Dulgheru Sharapova win? :p
I bet 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 for Alex :)

Break My Rapture
Mar 28th, 2011, 04:55 PM
Epic cakewalk for Maria. Don't you dare mess it up. :lol:

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:56 PM
if Alex win will you disappear from this forum?:)

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:56 PM
Alex will win this match :devil: and Bitchpova fans will cry like babies :kiss:

Mar 28th, 2011, 04:58 PM
if Alex win will you disappear from this forum?:)

Obviously not. People who threaten to leave the forum when their favs lose a match are just sore losers. Anyways I think Dulgheru manages 5 games. 6-2,6-3 for Sharpie.

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Well Dulgheru defeated Peng easily in 2 sets, on the other hand Maria needed 3 sets to finish Peng off so ;) both Peng and Dulgheru are similar types of players plus these slow courts are also an advantage for Alex, i think this could be closer than people expect :lol:

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Sharapova didn't even play well today and she still won comfortably because there was nothing Stosur could do to hurt her. It's the same scenario with Dulgheru. Sharapova will boss her all over the court, something like 6-4, 6-0.

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:09 PM
I don't dare thinking about Alex reaching the semis here, when I was more than happy that she won a match on Hard one week ago! :lol:

But I wouldn't be that snotty! People in the WWW thread about Peng vs. Alex were also a bit too confident! ;)

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Dulgheru in two

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:13 PM
I like Dulgheru and will never underestimate her, but I still think Maria should win in two :shrug:

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:16 PM
It will be much tougher for Maria than some may expect.

Sharapova 7-5 6-4.

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Maria in 2

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:19 PM
12 :oh:

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:19 PM
I'm guessing Alexandra will win about eight games.

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Have no idea how she plays. But Maria in 2 64 64

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:28 PM
This has a 6-4 6-3 or 6-3 6-4 feeling for me.
I hope Maria keeps things relatively simple.

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:38 PM
Maria in 2 : 6-2 6-0.

Mar 28th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Masha pleaseeeeeeeeeeee

Tennis Observer
Mar 28th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Solid win for Masha in two.

Mar 28th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Please Maria, Make it.
It would be interesting to see Maria facing Andrea P. in the semis though.

Mar 28th, 2011, 07:10 PM
I have a feeling Maria will crush her bones. (Unnecessarily violent... but I'm leaving it)

However, I've thought Maria had easy opportunities before and then... :tape:

Mar 28th, 2011, 07:43 PM
I hope Maria won't mess it up...:unsure:
Maria should win sth like 6-3 6-1 but with Masha nowadays you never know.

Mar 28th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Hopefully Maria, this is a great opportunity.

Mar 28th, 2011, 07:49 PM
OMG I just realized I've never actually seen Dulgheru play :tape:

Masha in two routine sets please :yeah:

Mar 28th, 2011, 07:50 PM
Maria in 2.
SF spot will secure her top 10! :cool:
And with Caro out she has a great chance to reach the final!

Mar 28th, 2011, 08:11 PM
Will masha lose to Petkovic in the SF or will she lose in the final to Kim?:confused:

cn ireland
Mar 28th, 2011, 08:58 PM
Maria in 2: 6-3 6-2

Mar 28th, 2011, 09:25 PM
Good oppurtunity for Maria. She's the only one who can ruin this... All on her racquet.

Mar 29th, 2011, 12:07 AM
Please win Maria :inlove:

Mar 29th, 2011, 12:10 AM
Dulgheru easily. :oh:

Mar 29th, 2011, 12:14 AM
Dulgheru easily. :oh:


Mar 29th, 2011, 12:48 AM
Considering Sharapova has lost to the likes of Arn this year, Queen Alex has a shot :rocker2:

Mar 29th, 2011, 12:56 AM
i'm hoping and praying for a good match...i will not underestimate Dulgheru and i like her...i haven't seen her play much, but i think she should do some damage...but i think this is definitely Maria's match to win or lose....so if she ends up losing this, she really did this to herself, with Sharapova nowadays...she can come out in an onslaught or she can do a double fault/unforced error machine, plus Dulghery plays solidly, but i'm not sure if she has any weapons to hurt Maria's game...Maria in 3...

Mar 29th, 2011, 12:58 AM
WARSAW GOAT :worship:

Mar 29th, 2011, 01:03 AM
If Maria loses, she should definitely retire.

Mar 29th, 2011, 01:34 AM
Alex plays similiarly to Wozniacki so hopefully she has a shot. (And yes I am saying this because I have to pick Alex in Suicide. :bigcry:) :cheer:

Mar 29th, 2011, 01:54 AM
Masha should win in str8 if she keeps her form from today :bounce:

Mar 29th, 2011, 07:17 AM
1-6 7-5 6-3 Dulgheru

Mar 29th, 2011, 07:44 AM
i know sharapova struggles against mindless retrievers nowadays but she should be able to hit through dulgheru on hard. sharapoova 57 64 63 13 df, 50 ue.

Mar 29th, 2011, 08:01 AM
i know sharapova struggles against mindless retrievers nowadays but she should be able to hit through dulgheru on hard. sharapoova 57 64 63 13 df, 50 ue.


Mar 29th, 2011, 08:34 AM
its one of these matches where her opponent gives her no pace, and she'll end up being a mess IMO

maria in 3 :[

Mar 29th, 2011, 08:36 AM
Sharapova :hearts: will be easy match for sharapova :help:



the rise of semipova :worship:

Mar 29th, 2011, 08:45 AM
Maria :cheer:

Mistress of Evil
Mar 29th, 2011, 04:13 PM
the rise of semipova :worship:

Amen :sobbing:

Mar 29th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Semipova is back? :lol:

Mar 29th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Hopefully, Sharapova loses :)

Mar 29th, 2011, 04:31 PM
this is a huge banana skin for maria. no one in their right minds would bet against her winning, but if the serve and game goes off alex is the sort of player that will make her play lots of balls and give her loopy junk balls to.

should sharapova play well the match is hers.

Mar 29th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Hopefully, Sharapova loses :)

let me guess - because her style of play is BAD for the game?:lol:

Mar 29th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Hopefully, Sharapova loses :)

Don't be mad, Caroline won IW that's enough.

Mar 29th, 2011, 05:13 PM
Masha's draws :o

Mar 29th, 2011, 06:09 PM
Maria in 2