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MiiMo
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:24 PM
If only that dream came true !

18majors
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Maria should be one of the favorites, after Wozniacki and Azarenka.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:29 PM
2010 was her year :sobbing:

Kairi
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:31 PM
:wavey:

Mistress of Evil
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:36 PM
she missed her chance in 2008 :shrug: even already injured she shoulda coulda woulda have won

n1_and_uh_noone
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:41 PM
2010 was her year :sobbing:

:rolleyes: really? So she could have beaten Henin, Stosur, Serena, Jankovic and Schiavone on clay? OK.....:facepalm:

MiiMo
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:44 PM
:rolleyes: really? So she could have beaten Henin, Stosur, Serena, Jankovic and Schiavone on clay? OK.....:facepalm:

Against Henin, she was so close to get the match
Against Stosur, she would have her chances as Stosur never found the thing against Maria and that Maria was playing consistent tennis.
Serena would've been more complicated...
Jankovic, when I see the way she played this SF, Indeed Maria would have won.
Against Schiavone, who knows...

Miracle Worker
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:45 PM
To be honest she will be stopped by someone as Groth, Safarova or Kvitova. And I even don't wanna say anything about Alex.

poulao
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:47 PM
She might get a good draw depends on and Caro, Fran, Dominik, JJ an couple of other grinders, might end up together, playing long "Die Hard" matches, so she would be the freshest, come the second week. :shrug:

Sammo
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:50 PM
Alexandra Stevenson has more chances

young_gunner913
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:52 PM
She'll need to pass the 4th round first.

Miracle Worker
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:55 PM
She'll need to pass the 4th round first.

That was cruel :spit:

Ryusuke Tenma
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:55 PM
:spit: :weirdo:

Sharapova will never win a slam on any surface ever again, especially not on clay at Roland Garros :wavey:
She hasn't passed the 4th round at a slam since Roland Garros 2009, when she lost in the quarter-finals. No more slams for you, Maria :wavey:

Craig.
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:57 PM
To be honest she will be stopped by someone as Groth, Safarova or Kvitova. And I even don't wanna say anything about Alex.

Groth and Kvitova on clay? :lol:

Miracle Worker
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:59 PM
:spit: :weirdo:

Sharapova will never win a slam on any surface ever again, especially not on clay at Roland Garros :wavey:
She hasn't passed the 4th round at a slam since Roland Garros 2009, when she lost in the quarter-finals. No more slams for you, Maria :wavey:

At least she won 3 already. And she was younger than Sunshine when she grabbed slam's titles.

n1_and_uh_noone
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:04 PM
Against Henin, she was so close to get the match
Against Stosur, she would have her chances as Stosur never found the thing against Maria and that Maria was playing consistent tennis.
Serena would've been more complicated...
Jankovic, when I see the way she played this SF, Indeed Maria would have won.
Against Schiavone, who knows...

Oh please, since when did being up a break in a set equate to being 'close' to winning the match?? And Stosur is way better on clay than on hard (at least last season, she was outstanding on clay). Sharapova has not beaten Serena on anything since 2004. Don't know about JJ, never have, never will.

But seriously, she had wins over mostly nobodies in early 2010, and had lost to Kirilenko, Zheng and Safarova. Show some perspective. I agree she had a great shot in 2008, especially after Serena and Venus bowed out from the top half.

Break My Rapture
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:07 PM
Jinx thread by a fan. :rolleyes:
She'll need to pass the 4th round first.
This, though she did well to pass R4 at Miami but she has to back it up at a slam very soon.

Break My Rapture
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:09 PM
:spit: :weirdo:

Sharapova will never win a slam on any surface ever again, especially not on clay at Roland Garros :wavey:
She hasn't passed the 4th round at a slam since Roland Garros 2009, when she lost in the quarter-finals. No more slams for you, Maria :wavey:
:facepalm: Please go back to being miserable in MTF, you're not even a funny troll.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:10 PM
:rolleyes: really? So she could have beaten Henin, Stosur, Serena, Jankovic and Schiavone on clay? OK.....:facepalm:

04 Wim, 06 USO, 08 AO, 2010 FO!








... And as dumb as that sounds, I actually started to believe it when she wasn't getting thrashed by Henin in their match like I had expected.

slamchamp
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:12 PM
the 1% of chance of winning the FO she had just disappeared with this thread

n1_and_uh_noone
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:16 PM
04 Wim, 06 USO, 08 AO, 2010 FO!

Ah yes, of course, that! How could I forget the cosmic forces conspiring in her favor (unhinged finally by the shoulder woes, perhaps? Not to worry, just postponing the inevitable :lol: )

Ryusuke Tenma
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:16 PM
At least she won 3 already. And she was younger than Sunshine when she grabbed slam's titles.
Yet again, haters bringing up the "she already has 3 slams" argument. Yes, she already has 3 slams and she got her last one 3 years ago. How does that have anything to do with slams nowadays? Silly argument.
:facepalm: Please go back to being miserable in MTF, you're not even a funny troll.
Sorry, but I don't take orders from you :wavey:
And how am I miserable in any way? Please think before you post anything about me, thanks.

Batiguza
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:18 PM
I'm not so sure about that... :rolleyes: But hey, if even Caro has a chance to win it (as her fans say) why Maria wouldn't then?!

atominside
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:25 PM
RG 2008 was her chance, who knows if she couls surprise the world though?

Ryusuke Tenma
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:45 PM
I'm not so sure about that... :rolleyes: But hey, if even Caro has a chance to win it (as her fans say) why Maria wouldn't then?!
Because nowadays Wozniacki is the far better player :wavey:

Miracle Worker
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Yet again, haters bringing up the "she already has 3 slams" argument. Yes, she already has 3 slams and she got her last one 3 years ago.

It's really frustrated, isn't it? To know that some players grabbed GS's titles when they were teenagers.

justineheninfan
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:19 PM
There isnt a year Maria even had a hope to have won the French Open even in her prime when she was one of the favorites to win every Australian, Wimbledon, or U.S Open she entered. She certainly isnt ever going to do it now. I would feel comfortable betting many thousands of dollars that Maria will never win the French, even with the chaotic state of the womens game.

I had written off her chances to win any future slams but I have rethought that somewhat. She might have another hard or grass slam in her future, maybe even more than one, although still quite possibly none. However it wont ever happen at the French. As for this year Sharapova has been getting her ass kicked in badly of late by people like Wozniacki and Azarenka when she plays them on hard courts, so what the hell is she going to do agains them on clay (even if it also isnt their best surface).

justineheninfan
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Oh please, since when did being up a break in a set equate to being 'close' to winning the match?? And Stosur is way better on clay than on hard (at least last season, she was outstanding on clay). Sharapova has not beaten Serena on anything since 2004. Don't know about JJ, never have, never will.

But seriously, she had wins over mostly nobodies in early 2010, and had lost to Kirilenko, Zheng and Safarova. Show some perspective. I agree she had a great shot in 2008, especially after Serena and Venus bowed out from the top half.

A great shot in 2008! She would have had to beat Safina, Dementieva, Kuznetsova, and Ivanovic all in a row. Ana had humiliated her in the 2007 semis. Kuznetsova, Dementieva, and Safina all have bad overall records vs Sharapova since all of them are clearly inferior players to prime Maria on non clay surfaces, but all 3 of them are clearly better clay courters than Maria. It would have been a miracle 2 of those 4 in a row on clay (as it turned out she couldnt even manage 1) never mind all 4. And you mention Venus losing as if that means anything for someone who supposably has a shot of winning RG. :lol:

Henpova
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Maria should be one of the favorites, after Wozniacki and Azarenka.

Do you know any thing about clay courts and who's works on clay?....I would say that Wozinacki, Kim(if she plays), JJ, Fran or Sam, would be your big favorites...not Maria or Azarenka......

DecoTurf
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:28 PM
Ha, wishful thinking !

Batiguza
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:29 PM
Because nowadays Wozniacki is the far better player :wavey:

It's never too late to dream, right? :yeah:

Vartan
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:35 PM
ADUH! Maria will win the French Open. Why is this even a thread?

Break My Rapture
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:39 PM
It's really frustrating, isn't it? To know that some players grabbed GS's titles when they were teenagers.
http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss246/Pietaar/nickiminaj1.gif

Frederik
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:03 AM
It's really frustrated, isn't it? To know that some players grabbed GS's titles when they were teenagers.

Who is frustrated?


It was really frustrating to read this...

Stonerpova
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:05 AM
It's extremely irritating when a person makes an argument on here and someone else trashes the person in their avatar when they aren't even relevant to the conversation.

My biggest hope for this year's French is for Woz to make the final and get beaten by a resurgent veteran. Named Maria Sharapova.

Henpova
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:09 AM
It's extremely irritating when a person makes an argument on here and someone else trashes the person in their avatar when they aren't even relevant to the conversation.

My biggest hope for this year's French is for Woz to make the final and get beaten by a resurgent veteran. Named Maria Sharapova.

I would like to see that too but it is not likely!

Stonerpova
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:14 AM
Pray nightly to Oprah. Stranger things have happened :D

Sp!ffy
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:22 AM
Yet again, haters bringing up the "she already has 3 slams" argument. Yes, she already has 3 slams and she got her last one 3 years ago. How does that have anything to do with slams nowadays? Silly argument.

Sorry, but I don't take orders from you :wavey:
And how am I miserable in any way? Please think before you post anything about me, thanks.

Grand slams dont expire you retard. You just mad cause on paper, Woz is just a troll faced nobody.

Serenita
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:26 AM
fail

http://tinypic.cc/files/m/modelankle94129.gif

Bingain
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:36 AM
Pray nightly to Oprah. Stranger things have happened :D

You're praying to the wrong goddess. Masha ain't interviewing for a talk show host job yet. Pray to the Goddess of Serve or the Leer God of Serve Repair Specialist.

With a serve, anything can happen to Masha. Without a serve, hopefully her daughter will win some RGs.

guapogreg08
Apr 13th, 2011, 01:18 AM
fail

http://tinypic.cc/files/m/modelankle94129.gif

this is the greatest gif i have ever seen (non-Serena?/Ma$ha/Jelena! related)

slamchamp
Apr 13th, 2011, 02:06 AM
wozniacki fans are def the trollest ones:tape:

CR3WLFC
Apr 13th, 2011, 02:09 AM
ADUH! Maria will win the French Open. Why is this even a thread?


YES, let these motherfuckers knowww

n1_and_uh_noone
Apr 13th, 2011, 02:29 AM
fail

http://tinypic.cc/files/m/modelankle94129.gif

:happy: :haha: :sobbing:

Holy crap though! That is a lifetime of ankle twists right there! Now if only that were a slippery surface she's walking on, the cow-on-ice reference would not be overlooked :yeah:

alfonsojose
Apr 13th, 2011, 02:52 AM
A slow big babe can win on clay. Mary did it.

tkutsaar
Apr 13th, 2011, 03:31 AM
The times I’ve seen Maria play recently were as follows: USO vs. Caro; AO vs Petkovic; IW vs Caro; Miami vs Petkovic, and Miami vs Vika. First of all I want to state I am not cherry picking Maria’s matches- I do not watch tennis constantly. As Maria is not one of my favorite players I do not go out of my way to watch her matches and so this happens to be the only matches I’ve actually seen her play. So my judgment is based on those matches.

In those matches she lost she was soundly thrashed. It became obvious that Maria was going to lose quite early in those matches; there was no drama in those matches as there was never any interval where Maria gave any indication she was going to contest seriously. Even in the one match she did make some noise i.e. the Miami final against Vika where down 0-4 and down a set Maria broke Vika twice but still she never managed to bring the score to even in the set and cause some panic in the Vika camp.

In the one match she did manage to win i.e. vs Petkovic in Miami it wasn’t until the third set when Maria went up 2-0 when an indifferent spectator might conclude the match was Maria’s. True Maria won the second set 6-0 which might normally convince the indifferent spectator to lean towards an inevitable Maria victory but this set was an unusual bagel result. Andrea had at least one game point in each of her service games and had at least one break point in each of Maria’s service games.

Yes all kudos to Maria for gutting out against all those game points and prevailing to fashion out a 6-0 set victory. However such is not impressive if this is your best victory and is not supported by other dominant wins. Instead Maria was slaughtered in the four matches that she lost.

So based on this current form I see no reason to think Maria will be a serious contender for the FO title. In dismissing Maria’s chances I do not even need to point out that the red clay of RG is inimical to Maria’s game.

Lachy
Apr 13th, 2011, 04:44 AM
Maria has the best winning percentage on clay than anyone in the top 100. Of course she'll do it! :AJDE:

BlueTrees
Apr 13th, 2011, 04:46 AM
:spit:

gc-spurs
Apr 13th, 2011, 05:13 AM
The times Iíve seen Maria play recently were as follows: USO vs. Caro; AO vs Petkovic; IW vs Caro; Miami vs Petkovic, and Miami vs Vika. First of all I want to state I am not cherry picking Mariaís matches- I do not watch tennis constantly. As Maria is not one of my favorite players I do not go out of my way to watch her matches and so this happens to be the only matches Iíve actually seen her play. So my judgment is based on those matches.

In those matches she lost she was soundly thrashed. It became obvious that Maria was going to lose quite early in those matches; there was no drama in those matches as there was never any interval where Maria gave any indication she was going to contest seriously. Even in the one match she did make some noise i.e. the Miami final against Vika where down 0-4 and down a set Maria broke Vika twice but still she never managed to bring the score to even in the set and cause some panic in the Vika camp.

In the one match she did manage to win i.e. vs Petkovic in Miami it wasnít until the third set when Maria went up 2-0 when an indifferent spectator might conclude the match was Mariaís. True Maria won the second set 6-0 which might normally convince the indifferent spectator to lean towards an inevitable Maria victory but this set was an unusual bagel result. Andrea had at least one game point in each of her service games and had at least one break point in each of Mariaís service games.

Yes all kudos to Maria for gutting out against all those game points and prevailing to fashion out a 6-0 set victory. However such is not impressive if this is your best victory and is not supported by other dominant wins. Instead Maria was slaughtered in the four matches that she lost.

So based on this current form I see no reason to think Maria will be a serious contender for the FO title. In dismissing Mariaís chances I do not even need to point out that the red clay of RG is inimical to Mariaís game.

First paragraphs nulls this. Recent form isn't the most recent losses.

gc-spurs
Apr 13th, 2011, 05:13 AM
fail

http://tinypic.cc/files/m/modelankle94129.gif

My ankle hurts from just watching this... It's epic! :lol::lol:

shaktincredible
Apr 13th, 2011, 06:35 AM
cow on ice win a slam after three years waiting :oh:

Smitten
Apr 13th, 2011, 07:02 AM
What is this constant mention that RG 2008 was her big chance? :lol:

Assuming she converted matchpoint against Safina, Dementieva would have also been a formality for her. That's pretty much where it ends. Kuznetsova would have slaughtered her in the SF. And if by some chance Svetlana failed, Ivanovic would have did the job just like the year before.

Really if you want to get technical why not mention 2004 when she lost in the QF to Suarez(?) I remember. Dementieva would have been the SF and Myskina the F. Two players who weren't great on clay, but Anastasia did dominate their H2H at the time.

faboozadoo15
Apr 13th, 2011, 07:14 AM
Really if you want to get technical why not mention 2004 when she lost in the QF to Suarez(?) I remember. Dementieva would have been the SF and Myskina the F. Two players who weren't great on clay, but Anastasia did dominate their H2H at the time.

Would have been really funny if she had broken through and won RG before wimbledon. :lol:

faboozadoo15
Apr 13th, 2011, 07:19 AM
Looking at her past draws, she's been really fucked aside from 2007 when she had Chaky in the QF.

poulao
Apr 13th, 2011, 07:51 AM
To be honest, she has tried being patient, but who knows, if she gets a bit of success, she can catch a second wind. I just think she is far from winning FO.

doomsday
Apr 13th, 2011, 07:58 AM
:inlove::inlove::inlove:

bandabou
Apr 13th, 2011, 08:47 AM
Hmmmm....oddly as it seems, RG might be becoming her best major..on the other surfaces her mobility gets exposed too much. with Juju out, all bets are off no?!

Pops Maellard
Apr 13th, 2011, 09:32 AM
Get it gurl. :hearts:

BepaMaria
Apr 13th, 2011, 09:46 AM
Not a bold prediction. She is the 2nd favorite after Zvonareva to win.

Joe.
Apr 13th, 2011, 09:52 AM
If Caroline is considered a contender, then so is Maria.

@World Life

Yes, Maria hasn't been passed the 4R of a GS since RG '10 but she's hardly had easy draws- especially in 2010. And with the exception of AO last year, she did reach the 4R of all the GS's....did anyone really expect her to play as well as she did against Henin on clay or Serena on grass? Her play in the last month or so in Indian Wells and Miami hasn't been particularly great but she got the job done. Since RG last year she has shown her hunger to win and enjoyment of the sport- something I haven't seen in a long time and if Maria hits top form again, which is inevitable, she WILL win another GS title.

Matt01
Apr 13th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Yes, Maria hasn't been passed the 4R of a GS since RG '10 but she's hardly had easy draws- especially in 2010. And with the exception of AO last year, she did reach the 4R of all the GS's....


She lost to Henin in the 3rd round of RG last year, so how did she reach the 4R there?
And drawing Petkovic in the 4th round of AO is not what I'd call a difficult draw but she still lost clearly...

thrust
Apr 13th, 2011, 01:24 PM
If only that dream came true !

It would have to be a very cold day in hell-LOL!!

RenaSlam.
Apr 13th, 2011, 04:20 PM
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q118/cw2oo7/gifs/Untitled-103.gif

doomsday
Apr 13th, 2011, 04:33 PM
She lost to Henin in the 3rd round of RG last year, so how did she reach the 4R there?
And drawing Petkovic in the 4th round of AO is not what I'd call a difficult draw but she still lost clearly...

She is playing a better tennis than she was in the beginning of the year, let's see how she does at Rome and Madrid but I'm sure she will reach French Open QF( I'll be there to watch her match btw:))

n1_and_uh_noone
Apr 13th, 2011, 04:47 PM
What is this constant mention that RG 2008 was her big chance? :lol:

Assuming she converted matchpoint against Safina, Dementieva would have also been a formality for her. That's pretty much where it ends. Kuznetsova would have slaughtered her in the SF. And if by some chance Svetlana failed, Ivanovic would have did the job just like the year before.

Really if you want to get technical why not mention 2004 when she lost in the QF to Suarez(?) I remember. Dementieva would have been the SF and Myskina the F. Two players who weren't great on clay, but Anastasia did dominate their H2H at the time.

Nobody's saying she should have won (each of those players SHOULD beat her on clay), but that was the closest she could haven gotten, being on a quite terrific roll at that time and with all her pigeons flocking to her. She was rightfully mauled in the 2007 SF, 2005 QF and she was thrilled just to be playing in 2009 (and was nearly double-bageled by Cibulkova).

doomsday
Apr 13th, 2011, 04:56 PM
Nobody's saying she should have won (each of those players SHOULD beat her on clay), but that was the closest she could haven gotten, being on a quite terrific roll at that time and with all her pigeons flocking to her. She was rightfully mauled in the 2007 SF, 2005 QF and she was thrilled just to be playing in 2009 (and was nearly double-bageled by Cibulkova).

oh shut up there isn't a single year Maria showed up at FO healthy, I'm not trying to find excuses here because there is no doubt this major is the most difficult for her to win but she was always in pain coming up in this event except maybe 2004 and 2005 all previous year she had to deal with her shoulder/ankle.
And in 2009 she won her matches with her fighting spirit and she ran out of gas vs Cibullkova, I'm not sure Cibulkova played the match of her life Maria was aggressively bad and tired.

n1_and_uh_noone
Apr 13th, 2011, 05:18 PM
oh shut up there isn't a single year Maria showed up at FO healthy, I'm not trying to find excuses here because there is no doubt this major is the most difficult for her to win but she was always in pain coming up in this event except maybe 2004 and 2005 all previous year she had to deal with her shoulder/ankle.
And in 2009 she won her matches with her fighting spirit and she ran out of gas vs Cibullkova, I'm not sure Cibulkova played the match of her life Maria was aggressively bad and tired.

:rolleyes: Sharapova fans for you, I am trying my very hardest to say something positive about her. Oh well, fuck that. She's utterly useless on the dirt, and quite frankly, I was shocked Safina needed 3 sets and save matchpoints to beat her in 2008, after she mugged her way past Rodina, Mattek :happy: and Knapp, and marathons all through the clay season.

Break My Rapture
Apr 13th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Well her best chance to win it might be this year if she gets enough match practice at Rome/Madrid and doesn't get injured.
There's no Henin, no Dementieva, Safina/Ivanovic/Kuznetsova are not what they used to be, WS are struggling with injuries, Jankovic will be bummed after the loss to her pigeon and I think won't have as good a clay season as last year, Stosur seems to be playing bunk tennis, most likely no Clijsters.


That leaves Wozniacki (her perseverence seems to die off during difficult stages in slams), Azarenka (not experienced enough at these latter stages), Schiavone (feels the pressure of defending her title and proving it was not a fluke) and Zvonareva (one of Maria's pigeons and lost her only previous meeting on clay against Maria). :shrug: Enough confidence could make for a deep run at a slam again.

HRHoliviasmith
Apr 13th, 2011, 05:34 PM
This is a possibility.

doomsday
Apr 13th, 2011, 05:35 PM
:rolleyes: Sharapova fans for you, I am trying my very hardest to say something positive about her. Oh well, fuck that. She's utterly useless on the dirt, and quite frankly, I was shocked Safina needed 3 sets and save matchpoints to beat her in 2008, after she mugged her way past Rodina, Mattek :happy: and Knapp, and marathons all through the clay season.

Maria is not useless on the dirt but she is not great either, like you said she pushed Safina in three sets in 2006/2008both matches that she should have won, she was definitely not useless against your fave last year too.
On a given day she can beat anyone but accumulation of long matches don't help her that's for sure, don't count her out on one match but if she has to play 2 or 3 claycourters in a row there are many chances that she will lose her tennis against the second or the third player, she will lack patience she will rush her shots etc... she is not used to play long matches and long points and to be honest I've seen a lot of improvements last year against Henin and even in her first two matches at the French, it's really a shame that she played Henin so early because she didn't seem to be bothered by long rallies last year, I even remember her saying that now she is feeling more comfortable on clay. It took her many years but she definitely showed some good clay tennis last year.

Vikapower
Apr 13th, 2011, 06:10 PM
Maria is not useless on the dirt but she is not great either, like you said she pushed Safina in three sets in 2006/2008both matches that she should have won, she was definitely not useless against your fave last year too.
On a given day she can beat anyone but accumulation of long matches don't help her that's for sure, don't count her out on one match but if she has to play 2 or 3 claycourters in a row there are many chances that she will lose her tennis against the second or the third player, she will lack patience she will rush her shots etc... she is not used to play long matches and long points and to be honest I've seen a lot of improvements last year against Henin and even in her first two matches at the French, it's really a shame that she played Henin so early because she didn't seem to be bothered by long rallies last year, I even remember her saying that now she is feeling more comfortable on clay.

Maria faced a player like Patty Schnyder 2 times in 2yrs. and both times it was a battle... in the 2nd. and 3rd. round of AI she faced 2 : Guarriges and Alona... who can both be frustrating on that surface... both went 3.

In Rome 2008 she played for 2 hrs.+ had to retire for the semis... in RG 2007 the same in the 4th round 9-7 I think in the third... though she had beaten Chack easily in the 1/4 just couldn't anymore in the 1/2...

IMO Maria needs to not bump into these players who can force her into repetitive extensive rallies or at least do a quick job of them... easier said than done on clay.

Now after for these match ups, Maria has never beaten Ana, Jankovic, Schiavone, Kuzzietsova or Stosur on clay... out of them Maria could easily get passed Schiavone if they bump for the rest can be very sensitive if they remember how to play again on terre battue.

Craig.
Apr 13th, 2011, 07:44 PM
So much bashing, and so many delusional fans :crying2: That's TF for ya.