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Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:20 PM
5 years later, Pova gets another shot at the title.

These last two sets...


http://oi52.tinypic.com/2aeqyh1.jpg





Petko :awww: :hug:

Ciarán
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:20 PM
Oh my, what a performance from Maria :oh:, it was a bit wobbly in the end though :lol: Poor Andrea, she was literally brain dead in that 3rd set, no idea what to do and turning on the tears when things aren't going her way, much like when she first started playing :lol: Love how the injury magically healed at 0-5 :rolleyes: Win it all Maria!!

Serena_Williams_
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:21 PM
go masha

Vartan
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:21 PM
:oh: :oh: :oh:

Olórin
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:21 PM
Wow, 5 years since Maria was last in the final...how time flies.

Sasja
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:22 PM
Masha :hearts: :woohoo:

Andrea :hug: great tournament for her!

Moveyourfeet
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:22 PM
Welcome back Masha! :worship::worship:

*Nefertiti*
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:22 PM
This is the serious come back!

Miss Amor
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:22 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhf8twHHXI1qaz1ec.gif

When did she start playing like that again? :speakles:

s_j
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:22 PM
Oprah was our good luck charm in the Sharapova livescore thread! :lol:

madmax
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:22 PM
nice chokejob at the end Maria:haha:
Now get this Miami title babe - you deserve it:banana:

Hian
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:22 PM
Queen Masha :worship: You're amazing my girl.
Petkorazzi :hug: Great tournament!

goldenlox
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:22 PM
Petkovic is a wild player. Lost 9, 10 11 straight games.

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
fuck yeeeeeeeeeeees

Steff_forever
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
well done Masha

Petko :hug:, such a great tourn but Masha wanted the revenge and she got it

edificio
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
Really good to see Maria come back after the first set of bad play. Stats weren't great, but good fighting spirit from big Masha.

Vincey!
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
Those last 2 sets were FANTASTIC! She got tight a bit to close the match, her shots were not as clean but still amazing stuffs! Her serves seemed more effective as well. :hearts: Good luck in final! Keep that level up please!!

Smitten
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
Good adjustment by Martha especially given her faux brainless ballbasher label.

I was going to give Petkovic credit for this week as I didn't think she would even beat Karolina in R16. She played well enough in the first, but her shitty stroke production showed itself again. She did make the top 20(something I thought she wouldn't), but the 2nd and 3rd set exposed all her weaknesses. In a few more months, everyone will be onto them.

GoofyDuck
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
Thank you so much Maria! :cheer:
now defeat Azarenka in final or lose to Vera!

Orbis
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
Well done by Maria, good to see her hopefully getting back on track again. :lol: though @ the second set where Petkovic won 27 points but couldn't win a game.

ptitnavet
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
Come on!

Get that title Masha ! :worship:

leon charles
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
awww : ( poor petko :hug:

i'm still proud of you, tho! your achievements this week were amazing, no need to be sad :x

s_j
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
Petkovic is a wild player. Lost 9 straight games.

11 actually.

M.P
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
Petko:hug:
so good take out 2 No.1


good job Maria

Russianboy
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:23 PM
come on masha :worship:
nice reaction with those screams :)

Blu€
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:24 PM
LMAO :lol::lol: Maria screaming like crazy "Come ons" 5-0 in the third!
Andrea had your chances there in the second set, shame but it was a great tournament. :hug:

Mistress of Evil
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:24 PM
Unbelievable :worship: and I thought she was gonna be thrashed :o

Sharakim
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:24 PM
Petkovic lost 11 straight games before Maria got tight.

Great job Masha, win the title!

Matej
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:24 PM
Well played by Sharapova, but OMG, she is so annoying with her grunting.:( Hope Vera beats Azarenka, since otherwise the level of noise would be just unbearable.

The second set has to be one of the longest / tightest 6:0 sets ever, since Andrea had game / break points (if I am not mistaken) in all or almost all games. Then in the third set her game just fell apart, especially her forehand.

M-K
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:24 PM
I love you Maria! :D Come on!!

Now let's go Azarenka and the final is going to be amazing!! :D

Belmont Lad
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:24 PM
Fabulous depth and pace from Maria in that second and third set, great ball striking. :worship: Got a little tight at the end and surrendered a few games, but pulled it out. Win this title on Saturday Masha! :hearts:

Temperenka
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:24 PM
Wow :eek: Well done Maria :bigclap:

Good luck in the final (if you play Vera)! Less luck if you play Vika ;)

So nice to see her hititng the way she was :D

Andrea :hug: Still a fantastic week! :bigclap:

Ferg
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:25 PM
Injuredpova my ass :lol: I love how the fans had it all ready beforehand! :rolls:

Poor Injured Petko :hug: The Shrieker lucked out huge today but I suppose well done for taking advantage of an injjured better player.

nevetssllim
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:25 PM
Really happy for Maria. Well done! :D

Milito22
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:25 PM
Petko :facepalm: :tears:

Monzanator
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:25 PM
That's the way :cheer: But after that first set I was like :o

Nonetherless, no frickin' Petko dance :rocker2: AO avenged with a bagel bonus :hearts: Maria rarely loses to those random wannabes twice in a row :haha:

Alejandrawrrr
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:25 PM
I was so nervous, now I'm so happy :worship: Those eleven straight games :worship:

TheHangover
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:25 PM
thank god maria! i was scared of an ivanovichoke, but petkovic is not clijsters, to many errors from her. i can't stand petkovic, happy she lost, and now hopefully zvonareva will beat azarenka, i think maria has more chances against vera

jbeacinu
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM
67 points in the 6-0 2nd set? That's 11 points per game! Wowzers

Adal
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM
Andrea had your chances there in the second set, shame but it was a great tournament. :hug:
No chances there, really. Still she's had a great week, even though she's annoying.

MARIA :worship: Upped her game in the 2nd and 3rd sets. VERY tight closing it out, but well at least she did. Now please get the title. I was always hoping she'd win Miami one day, that's one of the few big titles she's missing. Hopefully won't be like the other 2 finals.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM
Everyone in the Maria camp will agree that the only reason Maria won today is because of the one and only...




http://surfgossip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Oprah-Winfrey-to-Host-New-Global-Evening-Show.jpg

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN :bowdown:

wildemu
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM
dare i say big babe tennis is on its way back?

jpol
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM
Yay Maria :D

Good tourney Petko

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM
She was so tense at the end but she prevailed.:hearts:

Kworb
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM
Maria is back :bounce:

crazillo
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM
Wow, Sharapova was really impressive in the second and third set.

Break My Rapture
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:27 PM
FUCKYES. :inlove: :hearts:

Maria stopped fucking around after that miserable first set (where Petkovic's shots were all clipping the lines in the windiest conditions of the entire tournament). So happy she's in another big final. :awww: She deserves it so much. :hug:

Timariot
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:27 PM
Who was the guy in the end with radioactive shorts? No wonder Kim tanked to Azarenka.

Petkovic's footwork and movement went to hell during 2nd set, she barely tried in the 3rd, Sharapova graciously let her win couple of games in the end. Dunno if the problem was physical or mental...

Kampi
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:27 PM
BIG CONGRATS Masha:worship::kiss::worship: First bigger final since ages....ahhh, feels good. :D

Also congrats for Petko, you played a huge tourny girl.:hug::) Don't know exact what the prob was at the end...maybe just too tired, combined with Masha, who played great in the end.

madmax
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:27 PM
dare i say big babe tennis is on its way back?

affirmative sir:worship:
No more pushing crap on our TV sets

StrippedToBasics
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:28 PM
That 2nd set was some turn around from the 1st. Hope Masha wins the title :)

s_j
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:28 PM
Everyone in the Maria camp will agree that the only reason Maria won today is because of the one and only...




http://surfgossip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Oprah-Winfrey-to-Host-New-Global-Evening-Show.jpg

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN :bowdown:

This. I love you, Teerin.

John.
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:28 PM
Maria :yeah: Great to have her back

Win the title

gc-spurs
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:28 PM
God can't believe she pulled this one out! Just shows regardless of circumstances coming into the match, don't count out Maria Sharapova (unless you expect her to win, then she's fucked! :p).

Great run for Petko here. I want her to join Ma$ha in the rankings.

Vikapower
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:28 PM
Greeeattt win Maria :yeah: Seriously that match is a perfect example of the difference between the 2 Marias...

Average, below average Maria anyone can stand with her but as soon as she tunes it up very little to nobody can contain the display of talent... it fell on Andrea. :hug:

Bow down people.

дalex
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:28 PM
http://i39.tinypic.com/96j0np.jpg

Sharapovian
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:28 PM
First set Maria played quite bad....but amazing turnaround. :bowdown: So proud of her, last 2 tournaments have been great.

Well done and good luck in the final!

Andrea :hug:

MaruSharapova
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:28 PM
I love Maria, but this win is unexpected :eek:

BartoLiNa
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:29 PM
Pleasantly surprised after the horrific display against that creature in the QF.

Keep it up Masha!

Kitten63
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:29 PM
Awesome win Maria. Congrats :woohoo:

Great tournament Andrea :hug:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:29 PM
I like Petko but Maria really needed this. I'm so proud of you! Hope you take the title now. :yeah:

gc-spurs
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:29 PM
dare i say big babe tennis is on its way back?

Hope so! 23 winners to Mash, 22 to Petko in windy conditions.

Super Dave
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:29 PM
Congrats to Andrea for a great week :hug:

And Maria :yeah:

Stonerpova
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:30 PM
Shazza didn't play all that great, but she stayed tough throughout. If she leaves Miami with the trophy it won't be because she played her best, it'll be because she competed so hard.

Well done Mash. Fight on.

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:30 PM
What a shame.

Brainless ballbashing wins again.

s_j
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:30 PM
A note to the Sharapova camp: I told you I had a gut feeling she would win even before it started!

Matej
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:31 PM
Greeeattt win Maria :yeah: Seriously that match is a perfect example of the difference between the 2 Marias...

Average, below average Maria anyone can stand with her but as soon as she tunes it up very little to nobody can contain the display talent... it fell on Andrea. :hug:

Bow down people.

Hmmmm. The sad thing is the Maria will probably lose to Wozniacki something like 1:6, 2:6 once more when than meet again. She is quite hopeless against an excellent defense.

pav
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:31 PM
I only watched the last couple of games and I thought I heard them talk of Petro having some sort of injury, but in this thread I see no mention:confused:

djb84xi
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:31 PM
That was awesome. Bit disappointed Petko didn't play well today, but getting this far in a huge tournament is a big step for her, so hopefully she takes a lot of positives from it and uses it to build upon her game and her future. MaSha was outstanding in the 2nd and 3rd set. She got a bit tight in the last couple of games, but she found a way to finish Andrea off and I am very proud of her for battling her way into the Sony Ericsson final, after a couple of long, brutal matches. Congrats Maria and good luck in the final. Better luck next time Andrea!!! Proud of you both! :bounce:

gc-spurs
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:32 PM
Everyone in the Maria camp will agree that the only reason Maria won today is because of the one and only...




http://surfgossip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Oprah-Winfrey-to-Host-New-Global-Evening-Show.jpg

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN :bowdown:

http://cdn1.knowyourmeme.com/i/000/052/939/original/Insa.jpg?1275770886

TheHangover
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:32 PM
sorry i can't get the oprah images, what's the link with maria?

doujyr
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:33 PM
pova :hearts::hearts::hearts:

simonsaystennis
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:33 PM
Stepped it up HUGE in the second and really got Petkovic rattled. Awesome fight again Maria.... WIN THIS TITLE!

atominside
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:33 PM
She got sooo TIGHT in the end, i almost shitted myself. Congrats MARIA!!

Mary Cherry.
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:33 PM
What the... :sobbing: Went out for a bit after Andrea won through the first set rather comfortably, then I come back and she's lost 9 games in a row and she's in tears :sad: :awww: Still a great tournament.

Full credit to Masha.

pedropt
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:33 PM
Oprah's power :hysteric:

Those last two sets were just :worship:

I'm so happy! :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:33 PM
:woohoo: Vintage Masha in the last 2 sets :bounce:

Petko :hug: Still a nice run to the Semis :)

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:34 PM
Injuredpova my ass :lol: I love how the fans had it all ready beforehand! :rolls:

Poor Injured Petko :hug: The Shrieker lucked out huge today but I suppose well done for taking advantage of an injjured better player.

Forget Petko, I'm the one that needs the hug. :tears: :sobbing: :sad:

nelsondan
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:34 PM
Well played by Sharapova, but OMG, she is so annoying with her grunting.

Maria grunts? How often?

Dominic
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:35 PM
:cheer: Maria was pretty bad in the first set but made it up with the last 2 sets :hearts:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:35 PM
Forget Petko, I'm the one that needs the hug. :tears: :sobbing: :sad:

:hug: ;)

Alejandrawrrr
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:36 PM
A note to the Sharapova camp: I told you I had a gut feeling she would win even before it started!

:bowdown: Admittedly, I doubted thee :o

Curcubeu
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:36 PM
Well done Maria, though having a twisted ankle! :yeah: :eek:

And enhancing Alex' performance by the way! :angel:

clementine
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:36 PM
Masha, what a fighter. :worship:

Time to celebrate with a little dance of her own. ;)


http://i52.tinypic.com/2gvu4wk.gif

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:37 PM
Petko whyyyyyyyyy????? :tears:

djb84xi
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:37 PM
Hmmmm. The sad thing is the Maria will probably lose to Wozniacki something like 1:6, 2:6 once more when than meet again. She is quite hopeless against an excellent defense.

I doubt that'll happen again. Wishful thinking on your part.

Matej
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:38 PM
Maria grunts? How often?

... or screaming. Doesn´t matter how you call it, you know perfectly well what I meant. An I am not a native speaker.

KanSuke
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:38 PM
Well done Maria. Didn't waste my time watching last two sets :inlove:

Miss Amor
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:38 PM
Forget Petko, I'm the one that needs the hug. :tears: :sobbing: :sad:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lixkoyvk8y1qios4vo1_250.jpg

Now lets go get some chocolate cake.

miffedmax
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:38 PM
TOB. :yeah: Although lately I've been wondering if I can still call her that since The Original Blonde is off watching hockey and trying on wedding dresses.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:38 PM
http://cdn1.knowyourmeme.com/i/000/052/939/original/Insa.jpg?1275770886

http://roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/celebrity-pictures-winfrey.jpg

Ferg
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:39 PM
Forget Petko, I'm the one that needs the hug. :tears: :sobbing: :sad:

:hug::awww:

miffedmax
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:40 PM
TOB. :yeah: Although lately I've been wondering if I can still call her that since The Original Blonde is off watching hockey and trying on wedding dresses.

... or screaming. Doesn´t matter how you call it, you know perfectly well what I meant. An I am not a native speaker.

And even so, people still stealin' her excuses.

Matej
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:40 PM
I doubt that'll happen again. Wishful thinking on your part.

Wishful thinking? I am certainly no Wozniacki fan. Maria always struggles against players with very good defense and like it or hate it, Wozniacki´s defense is excellent.

djb84xi
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:40 PM
What a shame.

Brainless ballbashing wins again.

It wasn't pretty but it got the job done. A win is a win. If you think you can do better, let's see u try.

djb84xi
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:42 PM
Wishful thinking? I am certainly no Wozniacki fan. Maria always struggles against players with very good defense and like it or hate it, Wozniacki´s defense is excellent.

Ok, but I think she'll turn it around next time she faces Caro. Caro's defense isn't always gonna bail her out, I don't care who it's against.

Break My Rapture
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:42 PM
Please just STFU about Caroline Wozniacki, y'all are ruining Maria's victory.

leebeasy
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:42 PM
Loved the last two sets from Maria, when she's on it's really enjoyable to watch. Hope she can bag the title now. Her reaction at the end said it all.

Tough for Andrea but hopefully this will put a stop to the absolutely insane amount of hype that was around her the last few days. I'm interested to see if she can maintain this level. Not a fan but I could be converted. :)

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:43 PM
It wasn't pretty but it got the job done. A win is a win. If you think you can do better, let's see u try.

What wasn't pretty, Maria was absolutely gorgeous.:hearts:

lefty24
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:43 PM
Injuredpova my ass :lol: I love how the fans had it all ready beforehand! :rolls:

Poor Injured Petko :hug: The Shrieker lucked out huge today but I suppose well done for taking advantage of an injjured better player.

So you're saying Maria isn't really injured when we SAW her get injured live on tv? Yet Andrea is seriously injured? I guess you weren't watching the match I watched, cause in the one I saw Maria was playing really well.

tennis-insomniac
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:43 PM
I am too glad (as Maria's fan). Petkovic is a really nice player I hope she will have a great season. and boy how much I miss Serena!

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:43 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lixkoyvk8y1qios4vo1_250.jpg

Now lets go get some chocolate cake.

I'm not going anywhere with you, sharpie-lover. :rolleyes:

MaruSharapova
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:44 PM
Please just STFU about Caroline Wozniacki, y'all are ruining Maria's victory.

THIS

I feel like drinking now :)

ce
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:44 PM
:inlove:
AJDEEEEEEEEEE

timafi
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:44 PM
Maria you fucking deserve it :hug: :kiss: :hatoff:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:45 PM
So you're saying Maria isn't really injured when we SAW her get injured live on tv? Yet Andrea is seriously injured? I guess you weren't watching the match I watched, cause in the one I saw Maria was playing really well.

This.

http://hosting01.hotchyx.com/adult-image-hosting-04/9287masha-Hate.gif

pedropt
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:47 PM
This.

http://hosting01.hotchyx.com/adult-image-hosting-04/9287masha-Hate.gif

This is your day Teerin :spit:

2Black
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:47 PM
Now all we need is Azarenka/Sharapova final ... Vera is cool but she just doesn't have the appeal or scream factor like the other two

Congrats Maria

gc-spurs
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:48 PM
I'm not going anywhere with you, sharpie-lover. :rolleyes:

You know you're one too.

Nico_E
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:48 PM
pathetic from Petkovic, for me injured or not she quit out because of not handling her nerves, its her Serbian/Bosnian heritage because this thing is typical in the past of ppl like Tipsarevic, Djokovic and Jankovic

Sharapova ballbashing like a maniac and the wind kept half her shots in, lets see her do that in Final against a far better oppponent

backhandsmash
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:48 PM
Petkovic was probably already celebrating the win in her head. And Sharapova was totally tuned in on that.


But what a fucking meltdown.

doooma6816
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:48 PM
:worship: What a comeback! :bowdown:
I didn't really expect this...wow final....win the title now! I'm so fuckin' happy ! :P

Petko you played great this week, impressive. :hug:

joăo.
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:49 PM
Yay Maria! :cheer:
Good luck in the finals, not expecting much but it's been a fantastic tournament already again :)

Craig.
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:51 PM
I love posters who NEVER give Maria any credit :lol: But whatever.

Can't believe she actually won though :sobbing:

Win the title!!!

CR3WLFC
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:51 PM
pathetic from Petkovic, for me injured or not she quit out because of not handling her nerves, its her Serbian/Bosnian heritage because this thing is typical in the past of ppl like Tipsarevic, Djokovic and Jankovic

Sharapova ballbashing like a maniac and the wind kept half her shots in, lets see her do that in Final against a far better oppponent

one of the reasons i never post much here :lol:

M-K
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:53 PM
affirmative sir:worship:
No more pushing crap on our TV sets

:bounce::cheer:

jacobruiz
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:53 PM
Maria the fighter! :worship: And she knows how to play in the wind as well, to those who think "the wind kept her balls in".:rolleyes:
Now win this please!!:bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:53 PM
Masha :woohoo: devastating in the end
Now let's hope for a Vika Masha final :angel

Rod the Bama
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:54 PM
Good win for Maria. :clap2: She did a good job of making some adjustments after the first set. The second set was vintage Maria. Of course Maria did give me a scare toward the end, but thankfully she was able to close out the match. I`m really happy to see Maria getting a big win like this and making it to the final.

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsnabout/images/applause.gif

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:54 PM
It wasn't pretty but it got the job done. A win is a win. If you think you can do better, let's see u try.
I can play more aesthetically pleasing tennis than that :wavey:

And I at least I don't shriek to annoy my opponents and put them off :yeah:

JamieOwen3
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:55 PM
Credit given or not she fucking braught it in those 2nd and 3rd sets!!!!!! like people were saying(including the comentators) Andrea didn't even play badly! Maria just TOOK the match from her. i thaught Maria was gonna lose in 2 so i am ecstatic that she's in the final for the 3rd time. 3rd time lucky hopefully.

JamieOwen3
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:56 PM
Word Life good for you :) congratulations on those 3 slams you have! :rolleyes:
Never thaught a fellow Murray fan could annoy me.

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:57 PM
I can play more aesthetically pleasing tennis than that :wavey:

And I at least I don't shriek to annoy my opponents and put them off :yeah:

Well too bad because noone give a shit about you. Maria OTOH:hearts:

Alejandrawrrr
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:57 PM
I am too glad (as Maria's fan). Petkovic is a really nice player I hope she will have a great season. and boy how much I miss Serena!

So happy for Maria, but watching both ladies struggling to get their serves in the box had me thinking that too :tape:

MaBaker
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:58 PM
Ma$ha <3

MiiMo
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:58 PM
Great Job Maria !
Hope she'll face Zvonareva in the finals.
A Sharapova/Zvonareva is always cool because they got two totally different game styles.
In add, if Azarenka loses to Vera and that Maria Sharapova wins this title, she'll be in the top 8 !
Great news when we know she got almost no points to defend until Strasbourg.

Matej
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:59 PM
Please just STFU about Caroline Wozniacki, y'all are ruining Maria's victory.

What so great about her victory against Petkovic? Wasn´t she the far higher ranked player and favorite of the match? If Maria beats Wozniacki, Zvonareva or (well-playing) Kim, now that would be exciting.

pov
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:00 PM
:yeah: I like Petkovic as well but I'm very glad Sharapova accomplished the win.

LightWarrior
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:00 PM
Sharapova ballbashing like a maniac and the wind kept half her shots in, lets see her do that in Final against a far better oppponent

Sore loser. The wind was in her face on one side and at her back on the other side. :tape:

Craig.
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:00 PM
What so great about her victory against Petkovic? Wasn´t she the far higher ranked player and favorite of the match? If Maria beats Wozniacki, Zvonareva or (well-playing) Kim, now that would be exciting.

She's in the final of a fucking Premier Mandatory. GTFO :rolleyes:

Vikapower
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:01 PM
pathetic from Petkovic, for me injured or not she quit out because of not handling her nerves, its her Serbian/Bosnian heritage because this thing is typical in the past of ppl like Tipsarevic, Djokovic and Jankovic

Sharapova ballbashing like a maniac and the wind kept half her shots in, lets see her do that in Final against a far better oppponent

ROFL !! You can't expect Andrea to keep with one of the greatest when her game is on... you're crazy. :rolls:

You really need to accept very early that Maria's brilliance when it's on is the most beautiful thing given for human beings to see and take inspiration out of it... otherwise you're going to die if she keeps this up for the next months and years to come ROFL !!

claypova
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:02 PM
fuck yes maria :hearts::sobbing::woohoo:

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:03 PM
What so great about her victory against Petkovic? Wasn´t she the far higher ranked player and favorite of the match? If Maria beats Wozniacki, Zvonareva or (well-playing) Kim, now that would be exciting.

No she wasn't, Petkovic was after beating your beloved pusher and JJ.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:03 PM
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"OPRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"

tejmeglekvár
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:03 PM
whatever... great week, Petko! :yeah:

madmax
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:04 PM
What so great about her victory against Petkovic? Wasn´t she the far higher ranked player and favorite of the match? If Maria beats Wozniacki, Zvonareva or (well-playing) Kim, now that would be exciting.

dude, she demolished and burried WTA Nr.5 a couple of rounds before...would you say that win was as good as this one against an in-form opponent? And the only reason Petko played bad in the second and third set was because Maria was rushing her all the time and she had no time to prepare her FH. Conditions were very difficult for both players, so some errors were inevitable from both of them. It was a good match for the most part, at least much better than most of the crapfests we have these days.

AndreConrad
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:04 PM
Job well done Maria :yeah:
Andrea :hug: great tournament

doooma6816
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:04 PM
What so great about her victory against Petkovic? Wasn´t she the far higher ranked player and favorite of the match? If Maria beats Wozniacki, Zvonareva or (well-playing) Kim, now that would be exciting.


Wozniacki and Jnakovic actually lost to PETKOVIC....:rolleyes:

backhandsmash
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:04 PM
She's in the final of a fucking Premier Mandatory. GTFO :rolleyes:

Yes. That.

Matej
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:05 PM
She's in the final of a fucking Premier Mandatory. GTFO :rolleyes:

OK, but this victory was expected, right? Or did all those fans of Maria expect that she would play like crap once again, like at AO?

Craig.
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:06 PM
OK, but this victory was expected, right? Or did all those fans of Maria expect that she would play like crap once again, like at AO?

Umm, no? :spit:

Ferg
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:06 PM
I love posters who NEVER give Maria any credit :lol: But whatever.

Can't believe she actually won though :sobbing:

Win the title!!!

I gave her credit!!! :rolleyes:



for taking advantage of a better injured opponent

LCS
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:08 PM
Maria, the amount of fighting she did in the 2nd set broke Petkovic's spirit.

Matej
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:08 PM
Wozniacki and Jnakovic actually lost to PETKOVIC....:rolleyes:

Yes, but Petkovic played better in those matches. In particular, she played extremely badly in the third set (apart from the last three games). The second set, contrary to what the score suggests, was actually pretty tight and competitive.

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:08 PM
I gave her credit!!! :rolleyes:



for taking advantage of a better injured opponent

:haha:

msharafan
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:09 PM
well done maria! :wavey: she really stepped it up in the 2nd and 3rd set, a bit of a choke at the end :eek: but thats allowed after such a turnaround in play :worship: Good luck in the final for some reason i feel vera would be an easier opponent for maria, but win or lose the final shes had a great indian wells and miami :cool: :) :D :angel:

backhandsmash
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:09 PM
OK, but this victory was expected, right? Or did all those fans of Maria expect that she would play like crap once again, like at AO?

Not expected at all. I thought it would be a sure win for Petkovic.

JamieOwen3
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:09 PM
IT was not expected! a loss in 2 sets is what i thaught. Petko had been championed after her last 2 matches so i saw her as the favourite. ESPECIALLY after Maria's QF, that's what made me think Andrea in 2 so im sincerely surprised but also happy 4 maria.

Vikapower
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:09 PM
What so great about her victory against Petkovic? Wasn´t she the far higher ranked player and favorite of the match? If Maria beats Wozniacki, Zvonareva or (well-playing) Kim, now that would be exciting.

How has Woz and Zvo become all of a sudden relevant on the tour !!!??? How have they became indicators for players game the last few months !!!? You're desperate !

oomph
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:11 PM
nice chokejob at the end Maria:haha:
Now get this Miami title babe - you deserve it:banana:

:facepalm: Not every missed matchpoint is a chokejob.

What so great about her victory against Petkovic? Wasn´t she the far higher ranked player and favorite of the match? If Maria beats Wozniacki, Zvonareva or (well-playing) Kim, now that would be exciting.

She was injured and now beat the in form player who beat Woz and Jankovic. She almost doublebagelled her. She played good baseline tennis. Most importantly: she's back.


I feel like bumping the "Retire, Maria" thread where her fans were being hopeless about her - the same ones that are cumming buckets now. :lol:

Seriously though, she could be more skillful and surgical. It's as if she's just punishing everyone with deep and hard hit balls. Even when she bagelled Henin in 08 AO she showed this weakness. Simply pummeling Vera will not necessarily be enough.

Sharapowerr
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:12 PM
I expected Maria to win , but in 2, good performance, there was a lot of wind..

Maria Croft
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:12 PM
Incredible, no words really, just amazing :worship:

Vee Williams
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:13 PM
Nice win for Fakepova.

s_j
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:13 PM
If Maria plays against Vera in the final and wins, this will be the best tournament EVER.

She'll have won Miami, which she doesn't have in her repertoire.
She'll have won a title every single year since 2003.
She'll not only be back in the top 10, but #8.
She'll gain more confidence.
Fightpova got her there.

Sombrerero loco
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:14 PM
petko =(

hablo
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:17 PM
Petkovic. :o

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:18 PM
Nice win for Fakepova.

:)

Joelina
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:18 PM
:hearts:

Maria has impressed me so much :sobbing:

now get that f*cking title at last!!! :devil:

Talula
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:18 PM
Thrilled, absolutely thrilled.

I hope you win this Maria. To be back like this is just wonderful.

JamieOwen3
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:24 PM
http://www.gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=2253391&t=o (http://www.gifsoup.com/view/2253391/maria-sharapova-ankle-roll.html)



reason i thaught she wouldn't have won, looked like it hurt didn't it? im glad it wasn't as serious as it COULD have been though.

Matej
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:26 PM
How has Woz and Zvo become all of a sudden relevant on the tour !!!??? How have they became indicators for players game the last few months !!!? You're desperate !

They are both top 3 players right now and have pretty consistent results. And remember, Wozz gave at IW a totally brutal and humiliating beatdown to Maria. Wozniacki showed all those huge gaps and limits in Maria´s game (bad movement, poor defense, she is unable to properly construct a point against a good defensive player, almost non-existent net skills, no variation in shots, almost non-existent slice-backhand, non-existent second serve). So if you think of Maria as a future top 3 contender, you wanna know how she will measure up with those two players.

Craig.
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:29 PM
They are both top 3 players right now and have pretty consistent results. And remember, Wozz gave at IW a totally brutal and humilating beatdown to Maria. Wozniacki showed all those huge gaps and limits in Maria´s game (bad movement, poor defense, she is unable to properly construct a point against a good defensive player, almost non-existent net skills, no variation in shots, almost non-existent slice-backhand, non-existent second serve). So if you think of Maria as a future top 3 contender, you wanna know how will she measure up with those two players.

Don't you effing get it? No one CARES. Yes, Maria has plenty of holes in her game, but she's in the final of a Premier Mandatory for the first time in forever. Can't you just let us be happy and celebrate? God, all I ever seem to read is she sucks, she sucks, she sucks. We get it. Y'all shove it down our throats everyday.

matthias
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:29 PM
the 2nd set bagle broke Andrea mentally,
and Maria really played well in the 2nd and 3rd set
well done Maria

and welcome to the top20 andrea :woohoo:

Matej
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:37 PM
Don't you effing get it? No one CARES. Yes, Maria has plenty of holes in her game, but she's in the final of a Premier Mandatory for the first time in forever. Can't you just let us be happy and celebrate? God, all I ever seem to read is she sucks, she sucks, she sucks. We get it. Y'all shove it down our throats everyday.

OK, OK, I am leaving this thread right now and you can celebrate until your death or whatever, if you wish so. :)

monmonito
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:38 PM
good performance by Masha..she's coming back!
well Petkovic brain drained from 2nd to 3rd set..

Craig.
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:39 PM
OK, OK, I am leaving this thread right now and you can celebrate until your death or whatever, if you wish so. :)

I apologize if I was harsh and if I offended you, I realize I might have overreacted a little. I just don't find this is the time or the place to discuss all that stuff. That's it.

Vincey!
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:47 PM
the 2nd set bagle broke Andrea mentally,
and Maria really played well in the 2nd and 3rd set
well done Maria

and welcome to the top20 andrea :woohoo:
Petkovic had an awesome tournment! That's for sure! The petkodance will never be seen again now thanks to Maria! :P Since Petkovic said that she wouldn't do that dance anymore after this tournment :hug:

Root
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:48 PM
Injuredpova my ass :lol: I love how the fans had it all ready beforehand! :rolls:

Poor Injured Petko :hug: The Shrieker lucked out huge today but I suppose well done for taking advantage of an injjured better player.

Oh Ferg. :hug:

Masha. :worship: Once more I'm reminded why she's my favourite.

Petko :awww: Better luck next time. You had a great run in Miami. Rest well for your next tournament.

NeoZod19
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:50 PM
:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Best surprised EVER!!! :bowdown::spit:

Mashabator
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:50 PM
woooooooooo!!!!1111
yayyyyyyy maria! :cheer:

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:56 PM
OK, OK, I am leaving this thread right now and you can celebrate until your death or whatever, if you wish so. :)

Best thing you said in this thread, now GTFO.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:57 PM
Didn't realize Maria ended the Petko dance. :eek:

duhcity
Mar 31st, 2011, 09:57 PM
Don't you effing get it? No one CARES. Yes, Maria has plenty of holes in her game, but she's in the final of a Premier Mandatory for the first time in forever. Can't you just let us be happy and celebrate? God, all I ever seem to read is she sucks, she sucks, she sucks. We get it. Y'all shove it down our throats everyday.

lol. I'm sorry. Have you ever been in a Caroline post-match GM thread? Whether she wins, or loses, it's all about how she sucks, her opponent sucks, and how women's tennis sucks because Caroline is at the top.

Good for Maria and the level she played at, but she still has serious problems that players are exploiting. Not just Caroline, but Dulgheru and Peng recently as well.

goldlion
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:07 PM
Had it been a random player seeded 16 people would put bombshell into the thread.

But it's Sharapova, no matter she's ranked 126 or 8 or 1 it's never good enough.

Deal with it, she's producing results that others can't, with her ranking.

Craig.
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:08 PM
lol. I'm sorry. Have you ever been in a Caroline post-match GM thread? Whether she wins, or loses, it's all about how she sucks, her opponent sucks, and how women's tennis sucks because Caroline is at the top.

Good for Maria and the level she played at, but she still has serious problems that players are exploiting. Not just Caroline, but Dulgheru and Peng recently as well.

Of course I have, I'm probably only this defensive cuz it concerns Maria, my favorite player. I'm not saying other players don't have it the same.

I agree with your other point, just don't like being reminded of it so often especially when she hasn't won this many matches and been this successful in a while. She loses to Greta Arn...''Retire, you washed-up has-been''. Makes the Miami final...''Oh but she can't beat Wozniacki, she has so many holes in her game, etc. etc.'' Maybe I'm overreacting, but it's genuinely how I feel :shrug: Sorry if I'm offending anyone.

faboozadoo15
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:09 PM
Nice win for Fakepova.

:lol: desperate much?

Andy.
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:09 PM
Thats the F!@#king way!!!!!!!

http://www.gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=1010234&t=o (http://www.gifsoup.com/view/1010234/excited-david.html)

Andy.
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:12 PM
Didn't realize Maria ended the Petko dance. :eek:
And I couldnt be happier that Masha was the one to end that embarrassment :hearts:

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:12 PM
lol. I'm sorry. Have you ever been in a Caroline post-match GM thread? Whether she wins, or loses, it's all about how she sucks, her opponent sucks, and how women's tennis sucks because Caroline is at the top.

Good for Maria and the level she played at, but she still has serious problems that players are exploiting. Not just Caroline, but Dulgheru and Peng recently as well.

To be honest, Maria was very flat against Woz in IW she wasn't hitting the ball very clean and her serve OMG was so shit. Same thing happened against Dulgheru to be honest :lol:
Caroline didn't expect to win 1 and 2 she said so herself Maria was agressively bad and Caro made her play many shots but Maria was also really tired, she rushed all her shots.
Anyway it was last week now she reached Miami final, so obviously she made some improvements.

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:13 PM
Step Haters.

Maria and Rena in the top 10 together after so long :rocker2:.

Maria :bowdown:, take the tittle now please :angel:

hurricanejeanne
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:17 PM
Fightpova is pwning right now and all the haters are coming back out of the woodwork. :haha:

Anyways, super congrats to Pova, I didn't have a lot of confidence in her winning after that first set, she always struggles with the wind. Now Vika needs to make the final to make it fun. (I like Bepa, but I heart Vika).

perseus2006
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:20 PM
Tremendous win for Pova! Pova beat Petko into teears and desolation, so at 5-0 in the third, she didn't give Petko anything, but she didn't play as fiercely, either. So, Petko got a few games and felt a lot better about the universe, Pova still won and both left the court on a high. That's a win-win situation.

There's a lot of negatives about Petko in the threads. I believe the negativity comes from her dance. Maybe it was ok the first time, but the repetition was simply inappropriate and was perceived as a put-down to her opponents. I am glad she has committed to stopping it with this tournament.

So, Pova moves on to the Final, hopefully against Vera...

GoofyDuck
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:34 PM
Someone HAS to make a gif from Sharapova's celebration. It is hilarious! :haha:

http://www.wtatennis.com/video/20110331/miami-sharapova-vs-petkovic_2256553_2328332

Rerun
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:42 PM
Icy princess is back! Shes bitching around again :hearts:

Matt01
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:43 PM
Congrats, Pova.

Petko :rolleyes: Two easy forehands to give the match away :tape:

Vartan
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:46 PM
Congrats, Pova.

Petko :rolleyes: Two easy forehands to give the match away :tape:

:eek: am I seeing things?

Sharapowerr
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:49 PM
Maria, was just better, win the final

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:50 PM
:eek: am I seeing things?

Matt congratulating Maria:eek:

homogenius
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:53 PM
Maria made the most out of thee draws she got in Indian W. and here in Miami.It's too early to say she's back but she's definetly improving when facing lower ranked players.

azinna
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:03 PM
Very good to see her winning at least these matches. I'll be rooting for her to win the title. Then going on a tear. Even threaten to complete her slam collection at the French. Or to double up at Wimbledon.

I say this as a fan of tennis (:devil:). Nothing will get Serena and Venus 110% focused more than that. Caro simply doesn't do it for them.

May all the real champions get their mojo back this spring.

.....

AcesHigh
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:06 PM
Maria made the most out of thee draws she got in Indian W. and here in Miami.It's too early to say she's back but she's definetly improving when facing lower ranked players.

Definitely.. she made the most of her draw, but I think that's what we need top players to do instead of falling to random lower ranked players.

18majors
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:10 PM
Maria's first serve is down to 98-103 miles from 110 miles pre-surgery but her return game is better than ever. Things definitely look good!

doomsday
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:11 PM
Maria made the most out of thee draws she got in Indian W. and here in Miami.It's too early to say she's back but she's definetly improving when facing lower ranked players.

Stosur is ranked higher though.

madmax
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:18 PM
Maria first serve is down to 98-103 miles from 110 miles pre-surgery but her return game is better than ever. Things definitely look good!

Maria was serving big last summer in clay and grass season with very few DF's throwed in here and there. Her recent struggles on serve probably forced her team to slightly change her service motion and get a more reliable serve. She still makes craploads of DF's, but her return game is as good as ever (if not better). She's breaking all kinds of opponents almost at will. Now if only those serving woes somehow went away...:sad:

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:23 PM
Just got home, just saw this, WOW!!!

GO POVA!!!!

I hope she plays Vika for some REVENGE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Foxy

claypova
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:25 PM
What a shame.

Brainless ballbashing wins again.

http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/2034/21227448.gif

Apoleb
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:25 PM
I'd love it if that means Masha is back. 2004-2006 Maria can easily dominate women's tennis. She deserves to do that. We shouldn't suffer anymore with part time Kim, Pushniacki and Zvonareva.

Nothing will get Serena and Venus 110% focused more than that. Caro simply doesn't do it for them.

Yep.

18majors
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:28 PM
I'm sure Maria will crank up her serve to higher gears with more matches and more wins. It's scary to think how good she will be if she doesn't suffer any new physical setbacks. :)

The Dawntreader
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:36 PM
In this current climate of part-timers, unproven 'elite' players, Pova is proving to be a pleasant exception. For all her labouring, fluctuating level of play, it's clear she still wants it, something which i have questioned for a while. But the signs are still good. The tour desperately needs legit champions like Pova elevating the standard of women's tennis that has been steeped in lethargy for so long.

The first set was a mix of Pova completely failing to understand the limitations in Petkovic's game. Pova hits a heavy ball these days, but her main issue was that she was lacking in much-needed width in most of the baseline exchanges. Her centralised hitting gave Petkovic the nessecary rythm needed to out-maneveur Sharapova, without her lack of real agility being exposed, especially out-wide to the BH, where her improvisational skills are minimal.

The second set was in complete contrast though however. Sharper angles, better width from Sharapova, and generally being much more potent off the early ball. Petkovic's timing is often precarious due to her lack of upper-body rotation, so the better width Sharapova was able to employ tested both the movement and timing issues of Petkovic. Petkovic is a sturdy athlete, but she's no defensive player. Lacks of a lot of suppleness when forced into frantic defensive positions. Sharapova was finally able to realise this in the latter stages of the match. At times in that second set, it was the most consistent and accurate we've seen off the ground from Pova in some time. Good to see.

Great run from Petkovic too. Still encouraging signs for her too in this match alone. Seems much more competent in high-charged baseline rallies than ever before, and her serve is steadily becoming more of an asset. Good stuff.

gc-spurs
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:37 PM
Maria was serving big last summer in clay and grass season with very few DF's throwed in here and there. Her recent struggles on serve probably forced her team to slightly change her service motion and get a more reliable serve. She still makes craploads of DF's, but her return game is as good as ever (if not better). She's breaking all kinds of opponents almost at will. Now if only those serving woes somehow went away...:sad:

Oh yeah I forgot about the summer of the serve. Bitch was cracking out 11 aces in some of those matches.

BluSthil
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:41 PM
Andrea disappointed me. However, no one has the will to win more than Sharapova ! Reading the Art of War must have been a must read for Maria. Very few other players have her desire to win like her. Looked like Andrea might have had a headache that got her off her game, but no excuses here. What she needs to do to win consistently is to bulk up her shoulders, arms and wrist. She doesn't have the power serve that can win her free points. If she can do that in the next year, she will be a force to be reckoned with...

mboyle
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:43 PM
I am proud to say I was in the 30% who predicted she would win. :angel:

18majors
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:46 PM
The win over Dulgheru is one of the best displays of Maria's will power. Most of other players would have given up less than two hours into that match.

SVK
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:49 PM
Maria played good in last two sets, she wasn´t making errors and absolutely deserved this win...Petkovic was maybe tired (?) and harmless after first

Roookie
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:52 PM
Congrats Maria!...:woohoo:

Please save Miami :cheer:

Vartan
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:06 AM
Q: She thought you would be tired in the third after the long match you had the previous night. Didn't seem to be that way.

Sharapova: Because I didn't do the dance after. I wasn't tired... More than anything, I sensed that she was tired -- probably a lot of the dancing that she's been doing -- and I took advantage of it.

:oh: :oh: :oh:

pav
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:07 AM
Acouple of quotes from Masha in the first three articles I looked at,don't know how many more, but a bit of overconfidence creeping in :confused:
t would mean a lot," she said. "It's the biggest tournament I think after the Grand Slams. I look forward to going out there and getting it done."


"I sensed that she was tired — probably a lot of the dancing that she has been doing," Sharapova said. "And I took advantage of it."


Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Roger-into-Key-Biscayne-semis-Sharapova-in-final-1317267.php#ixzz1IDmscUxK

Slampova
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:09 AM
Awww it's great to see Maria being a bitch after serving up some revenge after her loss in Melbourne :inlove:

CillyUltra
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:13 AM
What a defining tournament for Andrea!

Again a bad encounter with her head today, way to easy opponent in 3rd set. But as long as she progesses generally as seen until now, nothing to be worried. The positive thing is that she doesn't rise too fast with all the negative implications possible.

Will be difficult now coming back to Germany, with all the media focus on her, playing Fed Cup and the only home tourney Stuttgart. A lots of pressure she hopefully can deal with, but that's the challenge of being the biggest hope of German tennis since Steffi Graf.

osseous
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:18 AM
Maria! :woohoo:

Miss Amor
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:21 AM
Q: She thought you would be tired in the third after the long match you had the previous night. Didn't seem to be that way.

Sharapova: Because I didn't do the dance after. I wasn't tired... More than anything, I sensed that she was tired -- probably a lot of the dancing that she's been doing -- and I took advantage of it.

:rolls: :rolls:

Trying to act like the head bitch

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ligtgrZm7l1qd1y66o1_250.gif

Andy.
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:25 AM
:rolls: :rolls:

Trying to act like the head bitch

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ligtgrZm7l1qd1y66o1_250.gif
Well with Serena away she is the obvious replacement.

oomph
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:26 AM
Serena was nice enough to be embarrassed about laughing at Dinara. I don't think Masha would've given a shit. :lol:

Balltossovic
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:31 AM
Nice fight back, Maria! Great to see her back in the top ten:bounce:

goldenlox
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:34 AM
Now they played 3 times
63 61, 26 36, 36 60 62
Not 1 close set.

CillyUltra
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:37 AM
Acouple of quotes from Masha in the first three articles I looked at,don't know how many more, but a bit of overconfidence creeping in :confused:

"I sensed that she was tired — probably a lot of the dancing that she has been doing," Sharapova said. "And I took advantage of it."

Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Roger-into-Key-Biscayne-semis-Sharapova-in-final-1317267.php#ixzz1IDmscUxK

:rolls: :rolls:

Trying to act like the head bitch




Later, she took a playful jab at Petkovic.;)

Shafanovic.
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:52 AM
pathetic from Petkovic, for me injured or not she quit out because of not handling her nerves, its her Serbian/Bosnian heritage because this thing is typical in the past of ppl like Tipsarevic, Djokovic and Jankovic

Sharapova ballbashing like a maniac and the wind kept half her shots in, lets see her do that in Final against a far better oppponent

Your resentment. Is delicious.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l99bqygDNJ1qb07uzo1_250.gif

cypher_88
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:55 AM
well done Maria :woohoo: finally another big final!

Slutiana
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:01 AM
Acouple of quotes from Masha in the first three articles I looked at,don't know how many more, but a bit of overconfidence creeping in :confused:
t would mean a lot," she said. "It's the biggest tournament I think after the Grand Slams. I look forward to going out there and getting it done."


"I sensed that she was tired — probably a lot of the dancing that she has been doing," Sharapova said. "And I took advantage of it."


Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Roger-into-Key-Biscayne-semis-Sharapova-in-final-1317267.php#ixzz1IDmscUxK
Overconfdence? No. She's just being snarky and sarcastic. As she seems to be win-or-lose nowadays. Love it.

faboozadoo15
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:02 AM
Maria's first serve is down to 98-103 miles from 110 miles pre-surgery but her return game is better than ever. Things definitely look good!

I havent been watching the MPHs all week, but it was quite windy today. She was an effective server today, if nothing else. And her returns were great.

Dieter.
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:06 AM
Amazing win! :cheer: Well done Maria! :yeah:

Lexandra.H
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:12 AM
Epic 2nd and 3rd sets :) Well done Maria XD

The 2nd Law
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:23 AM
Win it all Maria :worship:

pokey camp
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:35 AM
WD Maria! :worship:

Nico_E
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:25 AM
lol at Sharapova getting cocky when she hasnt won the final

easy to get cocky when Williams sisters, Clijsters and Wozniacki arnt standing in your way, isnt it :wavey:

The 2nd Law
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:28 AM
lol at Sharapova getting cocky when she hasnt won the final

easy to get cocky when Williams sisters, Clijsters and Wozniacki arnt standing in your way, isnt it :wavey:

Do you like anyone? :lol:

Nico_E
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:35 AM
Do you like anyone? :lol:Kuznetsova, De Brito, Goerges, Manilla

Vartan
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:53 AM
I don't think you like Kuznetsova... you picked the worst possible avatar of her.

pokey camp
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:00 AM
^^Hmmm... yes based on the avatar I always figured that one HATED Sveta. :o :confused:

Nico_E
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:03 AM
I don't think you like Kuznetsova... you picked the worst possible avatar of her.why? i'm not some fanboy who picks their players based on their looks like 98% female tennis fans, probably including you NadaL fanboy/girl

lefty24
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:05 AM
why? i'm not some fanboy who picks their players based on their looks like 98% of this site, probably including you NadaL fanboy/girl

I don't think looks is all Rafas got going for him. ;)

Nico_E
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:08 AM
I don't think looks is all Rafas got going for him. ;)what else? the fact that he's a cheating moonballing pig who calls time outs for injury everytime he loses his serve ?

~MashyOwnThemAll
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:09 AM
:hah: Kuznetsova, De Brito, Goerges, Manilla


all loser :oh:

Vee Williams
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:18 AM
:lol: desperate much?

what does desperation have to do with anything I said? you always respond to my posts with bitter comments that have nothing to do with what I wrote. if you need a life, go find one and leave me alone

lefty24
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:37 AM
what else? the fact that he's a cheating moonballing pig who calls time outs for injury everytime he loses his serve ?


Ohh I don't know, maybe the fact that he has NINE slams. More than any of your favorite will ever have combined. :kiss:

lefty24
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:51 AM
what else? the fact that he's a cheating moonballing pig who calls time outs for injury everytime he loses his serve ?

Seriously? You gave me a bad rep because Nadal doesn't have as many slams as Roger? The hate you have is really unhealthy.

Nico_E
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:56 AM
what are you whining about? you gloated that nadal had more majors than my fave players and now you are crying coz i told you Federer has more than Nadal

need a tissue or something ?

Vartan
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:03 AM
why? i'm not some fanboy who picks their players based on their looks like 98% female tennis fans, probably including you NadaL fanboy/girl

If you didn't notice, Kuznetsova is my 2nd favorite after Maria :wavey: Plus, I don't like Nadal for looks, I like him because he is not Federer and because of his childish personality. :hug:

what are you whining about? you gloated that nadal had more majors than my fave players and now you are crying coz i told you Federer has more than Nadal

need a tissue or something ?

Both Roger and Rafa had and have 9 slams at 24, yet Rafa has still 3 more chances to win more slams at 24, :wavey:

Lefty.
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:05 AM
Was only able to follow this on twitter but great that she's been able to fight through her matches to get to the final. :D Hope she'll be able to pull out a win on Saturday but no matter what this was still a great tournament. :yeah:

young_gunner913
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:20 AM
Seriously? You gave me a bad rep because Nadal doesn't have as many slams as Roger? The hate you have is really unhealthy.

It's actually pretty funny. Nico is definitely one of the most useless douchebags on the site.

doktor
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:38 AM
Kuznetsova, De Brito, Goerges, Manilla

well no wonder you're bitter

young_gunner913
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:39 AM
well no wonder you're bitter

I was just gonna say that. :rolls:

doktor
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:41 AM
I was just gonna say that. :rolls:

great minds and all that :lol:

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:49 AM
Congrats Maria!! :hearts: :hearts: nice revenge from the AO. :worship:

tkutsaar
Apr 1st, 2011, 07:13 AM
Very strange match! I had the impression Andrea was going to win until she was down 0-2 in the third set. But of course I was cheering for her so I did not have a clear objective viewpoint.

Sp!ffy
Apr 1st, 2011, 07:20 AM
Kuznetsova, De Brito, Goerges, Manilla

Are you kidding me? And you somehow call Sharapova the screaming banshee?

tkutsaar
Apr 1st, 2011, 09:20 AM
Andrea had game points and break points in each game of the second set and yet lost 0-6. I wonder if that has ever happened before?

Mr.Sharapova
Apr 1st, 2011, 09:31 AM
:hah:


all loser :oh:

Mind you, Kuznetsova is Love :devil:

Corswandt
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:20 PM
To the question "This was just a random run and not a sign that your pathetic choking mental midget ass became a real champion all of a sudden, right?" Petkvoc replied with an emphatic "YES!".

I mean, she had done quite well in keeping the errors form her wonky strokes down to an acceptable level, particularly on the Jankovic match, but as soon as she found herself up against an aggressive player determined to take the game to her, she completely folded, her brain froze (LOLOLOL shot selection) and she began spraying shots everywhere. ROS was a joke in the last two sets.

Sharapova seemed to forget for a while that she sucks (i.e. all of the 2nd set and right until she stepped in to serve for the match). Superb aggressive ROS (and Petkovic is by no means a weak server), great depth of shot, relentlessly aggressive, some semblance of clever point construction here and there (those loopers to the corners to push Petkovic back), no DFs :eek: . Adapted to the conditions well essentially by completely disregarding them ("Wind be damned, I'm going for this shot!"). Loved the ruthlessness of going out of her way to inflict the bagel set. :devil:

Raiden
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:37 PM
Sharapova seemed to forget for a while that she sucks...LMAO!

+1 for Amnesia being an asset to WTA tennis