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!VamosRafa!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:13 PM
I know it's too early, but I couldn't wait :lol:
After 2 good Slams on clay and grass, it's time to play on hard courts again :bounce:
Last year Masha was scheduled to play in Stanford, Cincinnati and Montreal, but unfortunately withdrew from Montreal true to ankle injury...
She had good results in Stanford and Cincinnati, reaching the finals(and losing of course :lol:)

Stanford 2010
R1 beat Jie Zheng 6-4 7-5 W
R2 beat Olga Govortsova 6-3 6-3 W
QF beat Elena Dementieva 6-4 2-6 6-3 W
SF beat Agnieszka Radwanska 1-6 6-2 6-2 W
F lost to Victoria Azarenka 4-6 1-6 L

Masha played twice in Stanford(2009 and 2010). She lost to Venus in 2009 6-2 6-2 and she was the runner up last year!
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Maria+Sharapova+Victoria+Azarenka+Bank+West+xl9tKo wcvgGl.jpg

I loved the outfit :hearts:

Cincinnati 2010
R1 beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 1-6 6-2 W
R2 beat Andrea Petkovic 6-3 6-1 W
R3 beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-3 W
QF beat Marion Bartoli 6-1 6-4 W
SF beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 3-6 6-2 W
F lost to Kim Clijsters 2-6 7-6 6-3 L :sad:
Masha made her debut in Cincy last year, reaching the final :bounce:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01697/clijstersget_1697164c.jpg

As much as I loved last years outfit, I love this year's even more :hearts:
It's gonna look soooo awesome!

She is playing in Stanford, Toronto and Cincinnati this year(Cincy comes after Toronto from 2011).
Since Wozniacki, Clijsters and Zvonareva wont be playing in Stanford Maria will be the 2nd seed ;)

What do you expect from her hard court season? Hopefully she wins a title :drool:
Stanford or Toronto would be nice ;)

18majors
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:19 PM
Maria's road to the promised land!

doooma6816
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:21 PM
Who is playing in Stanford? Azarenka and Serena?
Go for title! I'd love to see Masha beating Serena. :inlove:

!VamosRafa!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:27 PM
Who is playing in Stanford? Azarenka and Serena?
Go for title! I'd love to see Masha beating Serena. :inlove:

Azarenka, Masha, Serena, Stosur, Bartoli, Ivanovic etc.

!VamosRafa!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:40 PM
Vote in the poll guys :cheer:

doomsday
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:40 PM
She Is Gonna Win All Of Them.

!VamosRafa!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:41 PM
Btw...what's your tennis forum style?
I just can't use the blue one, because it's so weird :lol:

doomsday
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:50 PM
Btw...what's your tennis forum style?
I just can't use the blue one, because it's so weird :lol:

You're talking to me?

heelsrule1988
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:16 PM
Cincinnati. Seems she always gets better as the US Open Series rolls on, and her results steadily improve.

I know she'll probably run into some of the top-tier players (and perhaps beat them), but I want to see her play some of those players in the US Open. I hope her draw is a nightmare... I want her to get a big time test in a Grand Slam. In her big runs at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, we never really saw her play any elite players (except Na Li, and she lost that one). Going on a deep run at the US Open while beating players like Caroline or Serena or Kim or Vika would be huge for her, and would make winning the US Open mean even more than her winning today would have.

doooma6816
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:17 PM
She Is Gonna Win All Of Them.

:yeah:

doooma6816
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:35 PM
Cincinnati. Seems she always gets better as the US Open Series rolls on, and her results steadily improve.

I know she'll probably run into some of the top-tier players (and perhaps beat them), but I want to see her play some of those players in the US Open. I hope her draw is a nightmare... I want her to get a big time test in a Grand Slam. In her big runs at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, we never really saw her play any elite players (except Na Li, and she lost that one). Going on a deep run at the US Open while beating players like Caroline or Serena or Kim or Vika would be huge for her, and would make winning the US Open mean even more than her winning today would have.


Agreee...I think she can be top 4 by USO if she plays all 3 tournaments and makes deep run and win at least won of them...so she won't face Kim and Caro...but she can meet Na Li, Vika, Serena and Venus.

Of course if she is top 4.

goldlion
Jul 3rd, 2011, 01:54 AM
I think she's gonna win Stanford.

As for Toronto and Cincy, I'm hoping she will not have to withdraw one of them like last year.

But I think she'll have a deep run in both.

18majors
Jul 3rd, 2011, 01:15 PM
Nothing but up for Maria.

AniaSharapova
Jul 3rd, 2011, 02:35 PM
She always feels great on USO Series, so hopefully in this season will be the same or even better :)

I think her deepest run will be in Toronto ;)

Dieter.
Jul 3rd, 2011, 03:52 PM
Does anyone know if Maria is gonna play World Team Tennis this year?

Break My Rapture
Jul 3rd, 2011, 05:26 PM
Does anyone know if Maria is gonna play World Team Tennis this year?
Normally Maria plays for the Newport Beach Breakers right? She's not listed in their team roster so no WTT this year. :)

http://www.wtt.com/playerspage.aspx

Break My Rapture
Jul 3rd, 2011, 05:30 PM
By the way, we're not going to use this as tournament thread for all the USOS tournaments right? :confused:

!VamosRafa!
Jul 3rd, 2011, 05:44 PM
By the way, we're not going to use this as tournament thread for all the USOS tournaments right? :confused:

Why not?:lol:

Crux Squall
Jul 3rd, 2011, 05:54 PM
She played well in rome, miami
So the problem is
Tim Henman Says US Open Now Fastest Slam

http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Tim-Henman-Says-US-Open-Now-Fastest-Slam-articolo849.html
Advantage for maria or not ?

Break My Rapture
Jul 3rd, 2011, 05:56 PM
Why not?:lol:
Because this is a poll about which tournament Maria will do best in?

18majors
Jul 3rd, 2011, 06:56 PM
Three weeks to Stanford! Come on, Maria.

doooma6816
Jul 3rd, 2011, 06:58 PM
3 weeks without tennis...:sad:

Maria Croft
Jul 3rd, 2011, 07:13 PM
All of them, she's not losing a single match this summer, deal with it.

18majors
Jul 3rd, 2011, 07:57 PM
^...and a 21 match win streak.

doooma6816
Jul 3rd, 2011, 07:59 PM
All of them, she's not losing a single match this summer, deal with it.

:worship:

madmax
Jul 3rd, 2011, 08:32 PM
All of them, she's not losing a single match this summer, deal with it.

that's the spirit:worship:

18majors
Jul 3rd, 2011, 08:54 PM
Maria is really close to all the way back. We'll know it when she serves close to 110 miles per hour.

Steven.
Jul 3rd, 2011, 08:59 PM
hopefully she wins 2 of these tournament. Last year was very annoying, especially her loss to Clijsters. She owes us fans. :o

madmax
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:29 PM
Maria is really close to all the way back. We'll know it when she serves close to 110 miles per hour.

she served 113 mph in the final:lol: I'm not sure that her problem is the serve of speed exactly...

doooma6816
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:53 PM
she served 113 mph in the final:lol: I'm not sure that her problem is the serve of speed exactly...

Agree
I think she doesn't feel it well...I mean it's not natural for her...
I still hope she'll find consistency, because at W during 3 matches she made max 3 DFs...and in two other(most important:facepalm:) 5+.
In only one tournament she made less than 5 DFs in each match-Rome...but also her groundstrokes were perfect.

18majors
Jul 3rd, 2011, 10:03 PM
she served 113 mph in the final:lol: I'm not sure that her problem is the serve of speed exactly...

Her top speed at 2011 Wimbledon Final was 113 miles but her average speed was 101 miles.

We'll know she is confident with her serves when she is close to 118 miles and 110 miles, like in her hay days.

goldlion
Jul 4th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Agree
I think she doesn't feel it well...I mean it's not natural for her...
I still hope she'll find consistency, because at W during 3 matches she made max 3 DFs...and in two other(most important:facepalm:) 5+.
In only one tournament she made less than 5 DFs in each match-Rome...but also her groundstrokes were perfect.

She was playing inspired tennis in Rome.

Her serve was fine in the final, way better than her serve in SF. She's put some work on it before the final. She just DF at the wrong moments aganist Kvitova but in the Lisicki match she normally DF when leading the game. It's Kvitova's groundstrokes that she couldn't deal with because it's so discrete and she was a bit clueless where to go. Also, the serving stats in similar between Maria and Kvitova, only Kvitova was placing the serve better and used the spin better.

Crux Squall
Jul 4th, 2011, 02:50 AM
I hope She faces Serena or Kvitova or Azarenka or NaLi.
She must play more a big match

doooma6816
Jul 4th, 2011, 04:32 AM
I hope She faces Serena or Kvitova or Azarenka or NaLi.
She must play more a big match

please not in first rounds..:tape:

Crux Squall
Jul 4th, 2011, 05:07 AM
please not in first rounds..:tape:

NEVER becase Maria has 1st round Bye :D
2nd round, Maybe

doooma6816
Jul 4th, 2011, 05:09 AM
NEVER becase Maria has 1st round Bye :D
2nd round, Maybe

Oh I forgot about that.:drool:

Lachy
Jul 4th, 2011, 06:13 AM
Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde. Ajde.
subscribing

18majors
Jul 4th, 2011, 02:20 PM
Can't wait for Stanford to start.

Lucas_Arg
Jul 4th, 2011, 03:43 PM
My favourite part of the year!
Too bad is outdoors and her toss seems to be all over the place...

Jack89
Jul 4th, 2011, 07:12 PM
How many points does Maria have to defend over these next three tournaments??

doooma6816
Jul 4th, 2011, 08:16 PM
How many points does Maria have to defend over these next three tournaments??

1220
I hope Masha will face Vika at USO and beat her of course...Everybody who beat Vika won tournament.:o

18majors
Jul 4th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Everybody who beat Anne Keothavong in the second round of Wimbledon won Wimbledon.

Qetusi
Jul 4th, 2011, 08:41 PM
How many points does Maria have to defend over these next three tournaments??

1301 to the end of the season

Bank of the West Classic (F) - 320
Western & Southern Financial Group Womens Open (F) - 620
USO (R4) - 280
Toray Pan Pacific Open (R1) - 1
China Open (R2) - 80

goldlion
Jul 5th, 2011, 08:27 AM
1301 to the end of the season

Bank of the West Classic (F) - 320
Western & Southern Financial Group Womens Open (F) - 620
USO (R4) - 280
Toray Pan Pacific Open (R1) - 1
China Open (R2) - 80

I am hoping that she will participate in one of the indoors this year - Preferably Linz. And seriously Tokyo and Beijing 2010 were a JOKE.

18majors
Jul 5th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Most importantly is for Maria to do well at US Open.

Jack89
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:06 PM
Was it last year when Maria was going to play doubles with Wickmayer at Stanford, but then they couldn't cos of some problem with the wildcards??

18majors
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:18 PM
The blessing in disguise with the Wimbledon loss is that it sets a new bar for Maria to cross.

Qetusi
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Was it last year when Maria was going to play doubles with Wickmayer at Stanford, but then they couldn't cos of some problem with the wildcards??

Yeah, it was last year ....

They needed the WC , but organizers didn't give it to them ...

Lucas_Arg
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:25 PM
I am hoping that she will participate in one of the indoors this year - Preferably Linz. And seriously Tokyo and Beijing 2010 were a JOKE.

Tokyo is already indoors so that will be enough preparation for YEC.
Also, since YEC is indoors Maria has a real chance to go all the way.

Lucas_Arg
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Wow Maria is already scheduled to play her first match in Montreal on Wednesday, August 10 (evening session).

Lucas_Arg
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Wow Maria is already scheduled to play her first match in Montreal on Wednesday, August 10 (evening session).
Wozniacki is not even promoted as one of the top players playing there even when she is the defending champions! Canadians for sure know best.

Break My Rapture
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:19 PM
LMAO. :hearts:

perseus2006
Jul 5th, 2011, 06:32 PM
How many points does Maria have to defend over these next three tournaments??

Post 724 in the Rankings thread lists the performance of the top 7 players, by tournament by week.

madmax
Jul 5th, 2011, 10:35 PM
Wow Maria is already scheduled to play her first match in Montreal on Wednesday, August 10 (evening session).
Wozniacki is not even promoted as one of the top players playing there even when she is the defending champions! Canadians for sure know best.

canucks know what's up in WTA hierarchy:lol: Faux Number Ones ain't gonna fool them...

goldlion
Jul 6th, 2011, 01:01 AM
Tokyo is already indoors so that will be enough preparation for YEC.
Also, since YEC is indoors Maria has a real chance to go all the way.

Since when Tokyo becomes an indoor event? Due to the radiation?

goldlion
Jul 6th, 2011, 01:03 AM
Yeah, it was last year ....

They needed the WC , but organizers didn't give it to them ...

I think it's the restriction of the WC that they were both top 20 at that time.

It's not like the organisers not wanting to give them.

perseus2006
Jul 6th, 2011, 02:49 AM
From the Official Tokyo Site:

Tournament Name: TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT
(TORAY PAN PACIFIC TENNIS)
Tournament Host: Toray Pan Pacific Tennis Organizing Committee
Title Sponsor: Toray Industries, Inc.
Sanctioned by: Women's Tennis Association (WTA)
International Tennis Federation (ITF)
Japan Tennis Association (JTA)
Tournament
Organized by: U.N.O., Inc.
Operations: Japan Tennis Association
Japan Ladies Tennis Federation
Tournament Site: Ariake Colosseum, Ariake Tennis Forest Park (Outdoor)

Lucas_Arg
Jul 6th, 2011, 03:48 AM
Maria always plays indoors in Tokyo Pan Pacific. Have you ever seen her playing there?

Lefty.
Jul 6th, 2011, 05:27 AM
They changed it to being outdoors last year I believe.

18majors
Jul 6th, 2011, 12:38 PM
^That might explain her first round loss.

!VamosRafa!
Jul 6th, 2011, 01:02 PM
I just hope she doesn't get pregnant too early :unsure:

Qetusi
Jul 6th, 2011, 01:11 PM
They changed it to being outdoors last year I believe.

No, in 2009 (when she actually won) it was outdoors too

doooma6816
Jul 6th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Maria withdrawn from Cincy....what a smart move:facepalm:...
Now she has no chance for no.4 seed....and if she doesn't defend two finals:help:

pedropt
Jul 6th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Why? :speakles:

doomsday
Jul 6th, 2011, 07:05 PM
Whyyyyy ? I wanted to see her the whole month:mad:

Break My Rapture
Jul 6th, 2011, 08:16 PM
What? Why would she make a decision like that so early?

18majors
Jul 6th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Does Maria decide to take two weeks off before US Open, just like Wimbledon?

Jack89
Jul 6th, 2011, 09:52 PM
Is there any proof that she isn't actually playing Cincy??

I mean, she has the tournament down on her website, they have her down as one of the players they expect on play and she's being used in their advertisment too:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150210754179807&set=pu.71769289806&type=1&theater

Just think its too early to actually know whether she's playing or not.

18majors
Jul 6th, 2011, 09:59 PM
It's mentioned by TheBoiledEgg:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=19860816#post19860816

JamieOwen3
Jul 6th, 2011, 10:37 PM
Maria get ur ass to cincy to right that f***ing wrong from last years final!!

gc-spurs
Jul 6th, 2011, 11:39 PM
Maybe Jovana (I think that's who it was) sent Maria a message not to go to Cincy because she was gonna bomb it after that whole 'lights' fiasco last year in the SF vs Pavs. Anyone else remember that terroristic episode from her :lol:?

goldlion
Jul 6th, 2011, 11:43 PM
It makes no sense. I can't find the proof. That wedding excuse is bullshit.

And it's so early to talk about withdrawals. I don't buy it.

lefty24
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:05 AM
Maybe Jovana (I think that's who it was) sent Maria a message not to go to Cincy because she was gonna bomb it after that whole 'lights' fiasco last year in the SF vs Pavs. Anyone else remember that terroristic episode from her :lol:?

lol that was priceless. Ughh that was by far one of the toughest losses.

I'm not gonna believe that she withdrew until the Cincy website or Maria say that she withdrew. It would be a bad mistake.

Break My Rapture
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Maybe Jovana (I think that's who it was) sent Maria a message not to go to Cincy because she was gonna bomb it after that whole 'lights' fiasco last year in the SF vs Pavs. Anyone else remember that terroristic episode from her :lol:?
:hearts: We love us some Joxy, don't we?

lefty24
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:13 AM
Mash better be working her butt off now on those serves.

She needs these 3 weeks for serve serve serve and more serve.

Reptilia
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:23 AM
TheBoiledEgg is always right about that kinda stuff. :o Strange decision, hopefully she asks for a wildcard or something.

Crux Squall
Jul 7th, 2011, 03:12 AM
It isnt true, is it?
:sad:

Steven.
Jul 7th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Why the hell isn't she playing Cinci? :facepalm: she could always withdraw if she doesn't go deep, rather than wait till the last minute.

Steven.
Jul 7th, 2011, 05:02 AM
sigh, she really could do with more tournaments. With 8 tournaments left to count on her name, she only has Stanford, Toronto, US Open, Tokyo, Beijing, YEC to fill up 5 of them. :facepalm:

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
:facepalm:
:facepalm::facepalm:

BlueTrees
Jul 7th, 2011, 05:07 AM
Hope she continues her good form. :bounce:

Can't believe she withdrew from Cincy :tears:

Shivank17
Jul 7th, 2011, 06:01 AM
WTH? why did she pull out from Cincy ALREADY? :weirdo:

hopefully she will defend last years Stanford/Cincy points at Stanford/Toronto. :shrug:

Shivank17
Jul 7th, 2011, 06:04 AM
Maybe like Charleston this year,Maria has kept Cincy optional,if she goes down early in Toronto she may ask for a WC for Cincy. :scratch:

doooma6816
Jul 7th, 2011, 06:51 AM
I can't find a source...:fiery:
Maybe she'll play New Haven?
But she has to play against as many as possible top players before USO...
Why withdrew so early?

Crux Squall
Jul 7th, 2011, 06:59 AM
I can't find a source...:fiery:
Maybe she'll play New Haven?
But she has to play against as many as possible top players before USO...
Why withdrew so early?

I cant find a source
No She never ship Cicin and play New Haven:)
I hope She plays Cicin

doomsday
Jul 7th, 2011, 08:04 AM
sigh, she really could do with more tournaments. With 8 tournaments left to count on her name, she only has Stanford, Toronto, US Open, Tokyo, Beijing, YEC to fill up 5 of them. :facepalm:

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
:facepalm:
:facepalm::facepalm:

Maria always find a way to play 14 tournaments a year she just doesn't want to play more events.:facepalm:

AniaSharapova
Jul 7th, 2011, 08:30 AM
I don't understand why she made this decision so early?
I wonder what she'll decide if she lose early in Toronto...

gc-spurs
Jul 7th, 2011, 09:34 AM
:hearts: We love us some Joxy, don't we?

Haha and didn't she get even angrier during one of the rain delays, must've been Kim and Masha, because firstly Cincy brought some championship killing rain, and then they were showing grass skiing? I feared for the good :scared: people of Cincinnati, Ohio that day.

GrandMartha
Jul 7th, 2011, 09:41 AM
She's having a Serena attitude. Maybe slams are the only tournaments that really matter. Hopefully that means that she's very very hungry for a slam title.:D

Maria Croft
Jul 7th, 2011, 09:44 AM
Good, after what happened there last year I'm happy she's not playing there again.

Besides, two tournaments probably give Maria more than enough matches anyway.

goldlion
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:10 PM
There's no source backing it up. I don't believe it yet.

doooma6816
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:22 PM
There's no source backing it up. I don't believe it yet.

this

Andy.
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Two tournaments is fine especially if she had good runs in both events. If she doesnt do as well as what she would like in Toronto I'm sure she could ask for a WC to Cincinatti. Masha is never one to play a lot of tournaments. I would have been extreamly suprised if she played all three events, her body isnt made for sustained tournament play.

18majors
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:00 PM
Maria needs to fix her serves and she can't do it by playing more tournaments. She will have enough matches by going deep in each tournament.

!VamosRafa!
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Why Maria :facepalm:
Not playing 2 full weeks before the US Open :weirdo:

!VamosRafa!
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:57 PM
This means she wont get the #4 ranking and will play Kimberly in the QF of the US Open :worship:

Crux Squall
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:18 PM
This means she wont get the #4 ranking and will play Kimberly in the QF of the US Open :worship:

Dont worry the QF
She can play Serena in 1st round :(
I hope She plays Serena in Us Open Series but not early round in US Open

!VamosRafa!
Jul 7th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Dont worry the QF
She can play Serena in 1st round :(
I hope She plays Serena in Us Open Series but not early round in US Open

Fuck, I totally forgot about that...I don't want her to play Serena in R1-R3 :tape:
I hope Serena wins some points during the US summer series...She has tow in at least 1300 to be seeded and knowing Serena's attitude towards non Slams that wont happen :tape:

Break My Rapture
Jul 7th, 2011, 07:34 PM
If she's keeping Cincy optional in case she loses early in Toronto, then fine. But if she doesn't (and please for the love of God don't play New Haven) Maria is not going to have enough confidence and match play going into the US Open.

I wasn't really fancying her chances for NY title already after Wimbledon, and if she's not going to have much match practice I just don't know what to expect. :lol:

18majors
Jul 7th, 2011, 08:46 PM
Team Maria/Hogstedt will be all right.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jul 8th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Maybe Jovana (I think that's who it was) sent Maria a message not to go to Cincy because she was gonna bomb it after that whole 'lights' fiasco last year in the SF vs Pavs. Anyone else remember that terroristic episode from her :lol:?

LMAO I miss her. :hysteric:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jul 8th, 2011, 01:54 PM
By the way, we're not going to use this as tournament thread for all the USOS tournaments right? :confused:

I really hope not. :o It's going to need a Vol. 2 if so, so someone should start a Toronto one after Stanford.

Break My Rapture
Jul 8th, 2011, 02:06 PM
I really hope not. :o It's going to need a Vol. 2 if so, so someone should start a Toronto one after Stanford.
Yeah I agree, we should just use this thread for Stanford and then someone should make another one for Toronto.

VamosRafa, could you change the thread title into something that relates to just one tournament (in this case Stanford) like it has always been done so here in Siberian Siren, please? Oh and please get rid of the poll if it's not too much to ask for. :oh:

!VamosRafa!
Jul 8th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Yeah I agree, we should just use this thread for Stanford and then someone should make another one for Toronto.

VamosRafa, could you change the thread title into something that relates to just one tournament (in this case Stanford) like it has always been done so here in Siberian Siren, please? Oh and please get rid of the poll if it's not too much to ask for. :oh:

Yeah sure. I just put the name so that we could use this thread until the US Open series start, but using this as the Stanford thread would be great ;)

Break My Rapture
Jul 8th, 2011, 08:55 PM
Yeah sure. I just put the name so that we could use this thread until the US Open series start, but using this as the Stanford thread would be great ;)
Okay. :yeah: Better come up with a great thread title. :oh:

Break My Rapture
Jul 8th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Oh and regarding Maria playing or not playing in Cincy, their twitter is going to tweet the entry list live on Monday afternoon so we should know for sure then. :)

Steven.
Jul 9th, 2011, 09:07 AM
Oh and regarding Maria playing or not playing in Cincy, their twitter is going to tweet the entry list live on Monday afternoon so we should know for sure then. :)

Good to hear. The entry list on their site still has Maria on there though.

Mr.Sharapova
Jul 9th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Hey Guys :angel:. Nice to know you're all around here chatting about Maria.

I've been on holidays but can't wait to come back in August for Maria's tournaments and enjoy TF :angel:.

:wavey:.

Maria Croft
Jul 10th, 2011, 11:14 AM
Good to hear. The entry list on their site still has Maria on there though.

Of course she is, they need to sell tickets, and Maria sells tickets.

shaktincredible
Jul 10th, 2011, 11:16 AM
this is the first day i post in TF after her lost in the wimbledon final :sobbing:

i dont brave enough to read bashing maria threads on general messages :(

gc-spurs
Jul 10th, 2011, 11:39 AM
I'm happy about Wimbledon now because the Silver Ferns just lost in one of the most heart-breaking gut-wrenching losses I have ever watched and it felt soooooo much worse than Wimbledon, so in comparison Wimbledon is happy times.

Lachy
Jul 10th, 2011, 11:40 AM
I'm happy about Wimbledon now because the Silver Ferns just lost in one of the most heart-breaking gut-wrenching losses I have ever watched and it felt soooooo much worse than Wimbledon, so in comparison Wimbledon is happy times.

I was happy :oh: But we shouldn't have won that game! :awww:

gc-spurs
Jul 10th, 2011, 11:51 AM
I was happy :oh: But we shouldn't have won that game! :awww:

both sides were chokers at big points until literally the last freaking shot in the last freaking second! But man, Maria Tutaia what a costly miss should've given it to Irene. These big NZ/Aus games are always instant classics. I don't think I've been angrier ever in a sports match so thats good for the USO.

OH I JUST REALISED PEOPLE NAMED MARIA KEEP STICKING KNIVES IN ME AND TWISTING THEM ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND. MARIA SHARAPOVA AND TUTAIA YOU GUYS KILL ME.

18majors
Jul 10th, 2011, 01:24 PM
Wimbledon seems such a long time in the past even though it's only a week ago.

Reptilia
Jul 10th, 2011, 01:25 PM
^ IKR. It's been so nice having a break from tennis and tf :lol:

Lachy
Jul 10th, 2011, 01:37 PM
both sides were chokers at big points until literally the last freaking shot in the last freaking second! But man, Maria Tutaia what a costly miss should've given it to Irene. These big NZ/Aus games are always instant classics. I don't think I've been angrier ever in a sports match so thats good for the USO.

OH I JUST REALISED PEOPLE NAMED MARIA KEEP STICKING KNIVES IN ME AND TWISTING THEM ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND. MARIA SHARAPOVA AND TUTAIA YOU GUYS KILL ME.

:lol: Very true. Instant classic!

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jul 10th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Silver Ferns :hug:

s teddy
Jul 10th, 2011, 07:20 PM
I'm officially over Maria's loss. It feels good to be an American right now.

18majors
Jul 10th, 2011, 07:22 PM
^Welcome back!

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jul 11th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Have they tweeted the official Cincinnati entry list? I can't find it.

EDIT: OK, they haven't. This is the page to check once they have: http://www.cincytennis.com/2011_field_announcement/ or follow @cincytennis for the live announcement.

I speculate that Maria will be on the entry list, however, she'll withdraw immediately after Toronto if she goes relatively deep there. We'll see. From personal preference, Cincinnati > Toronto. But Canada always bring the crowds.

Break My Rapture
Jul 11th, 2011, 12:36 PM
Doesn't Toronto have way better coverage though?

Anyway what's the time difference between Cincy and CET? The live entry list tweeting was gonna start at 11:30 AM Cincy time.

Steven.
Jul 11th, 2011, 01:20 PM
I really won't mind if Maria withdraws from Cinci if she wins the title in Toronto... but otherwise :o

Can someone update what is happening with her in Cinci when the time comes? ;)

18majors
Jul 11th, 2011, 02:29 PM
Doesn't Toronto have way better coverage though?

Anyway what's the time difference between Cincy and CET? The live entry list tweeting was gonna start at 11:30 AM Cincy time.

CET is 6 hours ahead. 11:30 AM Cincy time is 5:30 PM CET.

Break My Rapture
Jul 11th, 2011, 03:17 PM
CET is 6 hours ahead. 11:30 AM Cincy time is 5:30 PM CET.
Thank you. :yeah: Should start in about 10 minutes then.

Lachy
Jul 11th, 2011, 03:24 PM
Ajde.

lefty24
Jul 11th, 2011, 03:25 PM
7 minutes late so far. Should start any second

Break My Rapture
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:02 PM
They're taking so long. :lol:

lefty24
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:15 PM
They're taking so long. :lol:

Seriously they're acting like it's some super secret plot to save the world.

Break My Rapture
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:18 PM
Seriously they're acting like it's some super secret plot to save the world.
LMAO so true. :hysteric:

18majors
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Announcement for men first.

lefty24
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Announcement for men first.

Ughh of course.
It really sucks that it's now mens and Womens combined.

Crux Squall
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Hopefully

18majors
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Clijsters, Na Li.

Steven.
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:49 PM
CincyTennis CincyTennis
Who else is HOT at #cincytennis this year? Maria Sharapova, 2010 #cincytennis Finalist! #cincytennis
3 minutes ago

She's going to be there!

Crux Squall
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:49 PM
Finnaly

CincyTennis Who else is HOT at #cincytennis this year? Maria Sharapova, 2010 #cincytennis Finalist! #cincytennis

:)

atominside
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:51 PM
shes in bitchessssss

Break My Rapture
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:54 PM
I'm not sure, TBE is always right about this. They could just be using her name for the ticket sales or she might've entered late. :lol:

18majors
Jul 11th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Three tournaments to prepare for US Open. She played San Diego (won) and Los Angeles (SF) before US Open in 2006.

doooma6816
Jul 11th, 2011, 06:29 PM
It's great that she's here. :cheer:
3 warms-up great!

!VamosRafa!
Jul 12th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Masha the glamazon FTW :rocker2:

Maria Croft
Jul 13th, 2011, 09:19 AM
I don't think so, they won't confirm that she's out until the very last minute, like these tournaments always do.

goldlion
Jul 13th, 2011, 09:54 AM
Somehow it's actually nice to push herself through for 2 intense weeks of tennis before a major.

She did it in Indian Wells and Miami. It's also gonna be the same situation for Tokyo and Beijing.

Last minute withdrawal is the most frustrating.

18majors
Jul 13th, 2011, 10:45 AM
I hope Maria play well at Stanford. Hope she is in every matches and not blown away like 2009 by Venus and 2010 by Vika.

18majors
Jul 13th, 2011, 09:15 PM
Voted for Maria on Bank of the West (Stanford) Facebook poll: "Who are you most excited seeing"

Maria, 16 votes
Serena, 9
Ivanovic, 6

dsanders06
Jul 13th, 2011, 11:38 PM
Has anyone heard anything concrete about Cincinnati? I still think it's a scam to sell tickets on the part of the organisers tbh :unsure: because she definitely wasn't on the entry list when it closed, meaning they would've had to have given her a WC to get her in the draw...

cowsonice
Jul 14th, 2011, 04:17 AM
Maria will probably accept a WC if she doesn't go deep in Stanford and Toronto, but with the way her partnership with Hogstedt has been going this year, I don't see her in Cincy. :shrug:

goldlion
Jul 14th, 2011, 11:32 AM
I couldn't figure out why she can't play Cincy.

2009 she played 3 warm ups and managed to do quite well - QF SF F

Break My Rapture
Jul 14th, 2011, 11:54 AM
It's a shame if she won't play Cincy (those courts suit her the best out of all the USOS tourneys IMO), but I think it's understandable that she wouldn't want to play. That loss last year probably crushed her spirit + all the failures and those SAPPING conditions (heat and extreme humidity).

18majors
Jul 14th, 2011, 12:00 PM
I couldn't figure out why she can't play Cincy.

2009 she played 3 warm ups and managed to do quite well - QF SF F

...and lost to Oudin at US Open.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jul 14th, 2011, 04:25 PM
...and lost to Oudin at US Open.

Irrelevant. The past is the past. How many USO Series tournaments she plays today shouldn't make much of a difference on the USO. She played one USO Series tournament in 07 and still lost in 3rd round so you see..

MaruSharapova
Jul 14th, 2011, 10:05 PM
Irrelevant. The past is the past. How many USO Series tournaments she plays today shouldn't make much of a difference on the USO. She played one USO Series tournament in 07 and still lost in 3rd round so you see..

Didn't she play San Diego and Los Angeles that year? Or is one of those not included in the USOS? :scratch: Anyway I'd love to she her play 3 warm-up events, but that's because I just love watching her play :angel:

Break My Rapture
Jul 14th, 2011, 10:09 PM
I can't wait to watch Maria. Wish she'd play in San Diego again though, such a nice event and I love that camera angle 'from above'.

And of course this:

AYUV_IDiXU8

:hearts:

18majors
Jul 14th, 2011, 10:44 PM
^It's a good memory that She went on to win US Open after she beat Clijsters in San Diego. Hope she beats Serena in Stanford and wins US Open this year.

!VamosRafa!
Jul 15th, 2011, 12:31 AM
:lol: Why does everyone think Maria will beat Serena in Stanford....Maybe they wont even play against each other!

goldlion
Jul 15th, 2011, 12:34 AM
No more San Diego on tour .... even yes, it was demoted

Break My Rapture
Jul 15th, 2011, 12:44 AM
San Diego is a tour event since last year again. :lol:

Lefty.
Jul 15th, 2011, 06:54 AM
I can't wait to watch Maria. Wish she'd play in San Diego again though, such a nice event and I love that camera angle 'from above'.

And of course this:

AYUV_IDiXU8

:hearts:

Such lovely memories :D My first Maria match I ever went to and she won a title beating Kim for the first time to top it off. :hearts:

goldlion
Jul 15th, 2011, 09:55 AM
San Diego is a tour event since last year again. :lol:

Which one? I don't see it on the calendar?

Reptilia
Jul 15th, 2011, 11:19 AM
Which one? I don't see it on the calendar?

It's the week after Stanford ;)

18majors
Jul 15th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Which one? I don't see it on the calendar?

It's Mercury Insurance Open at Carlsbad, California. Carlsbad is a suburb outside of San Diego.

goldlion
Jul 15th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Oh, I see. It used to be named on the site 'San Diego' instead of Carlsbad. It was a good tournament.

Mr.Sharapova
Jul 16th, 2011, 07:56 AM
Hopefully Maria plays Toronto and Cincinnati back-to-back.

She is fit enough I guess :shrug:.

doomsday
Jul 17th, 2011, 06:53 PM
Hopefully Maria plays Toronto and Cincinnati back-to-back.

She is fit enough I guess :shrug:.

I think she is not, if she goes far in Toronto I'm not sure we will see her in Cincinnati even if she get BYE because of her ranking.

Break My Rapture
Jul 17th, 2011, 06:57 PM
BYEs help a lot during this time of year, but yes it is possible that Maria pulls out of Cincy if she feels she has had enough match practice and doesn't want to waste any more energy.

doomsday
Jul 17th, 2011, 07:08 PM
BYEs help a lot during this time of year, but yes it is possible that Maria pulls out of Cincy if she feels she has had enough match practice and doesn't want to waste any more energy.

Exactly but as far as I'm concerned I don't like that idea, 2 weeks w/o a single match I don't know she can easily lose her timing just like last year.

18majors
Jul 17th, 2011, 08:30 PM
^She had 3 weeks off between Los Angeles and US Open in 2006.

doomsday
Jul 17th, 2011, 08:52 PM
^She had 3 weeks off between Los Angeles and US Open in 2006.

OK but 5 years ago adjustments on serve weren't needed.
I still expect Maria to do great in US Open especially after that SF and W final but I think another warm up would be even better.

goldlion
Jul 17th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Back to Back is good test of fitness if only she could manage to go deep in both like IW and Miami.

It's also the type of fitness required for a grand slam.

18majors
Jul 17th, 2011, 11:29 PM
^There won't be any US Open hopes if Maria doesn't go deep at both Stanford and Toronto. She won San Diego and reached final at Los Angeles in 2006.

!VamosRafa!
Jul 18th, 2011, 12:19 AM
OMG finally winning a title on hard courts like Stanford or Toronto would be :hearts:
Hopefully she will manage to win at least 2 titles this year(and hopefully more);)

!VamosRafa!
Jul 18th, 2011, 12:21 AM
Since she won the US Open in 2006 she has only made it once to the 4th round :eek:
Hopefully she'll make it to week 2 this year:unsure:

atominside
Jul 18th, 2011, 05:26 AM
^There won't be any US Open hopes if Maria doesn't go deep at both Stanford and Toronto. She won San Diego and reached final at Los Angeles in 2006.
she reached the semis in LA in '06.

Steven.
Jul 18th, 2011, 06:30 AM
Since she won the US Open in 2006 she has only made it once to the 4th round :eek:
Hopefully she'll make it to week 2 this year:unsure:

Same with AO. :crying2: I don't care if she's only played 2 AOs since then... it's kinda disappointing to win slams and then fail to deliver the following years (despite her shoulder injury and lack of confidence).

Aster7
Jul 18th, 2011, 07:04 AM
Masha will win at least one title in these series.

goldlion
Jul 18th, 2011, 07:41 AM
Toronto will be better than Stanford but the field there is stronger.

So, the bigger hope is Stanford.

madmax
Jul 18th, 2011, 09:14 AM
I just noticed that Stanford is only a week away:haha: I'm not too sure about her form going into this event - with all these award shows she might have missed her rhytm and form to compete for the title there. Vika is probably gonna sweep the field yet again

doomsday
Jul 18th, 2011, 09:20 AM
I just noticed that Stanford is only a week away:haha: I'm not too sure about her form going into this event - with all these award shows she might have missed her rhytm and form to compete for the title there. Vika is probably gonna sweep the field yet again

Only?:lol: I feel like Maria hasn't played tennis for months.:lol:
And yeah Vika is gonna be the target don't forget Serena though.

Andy.
Jul 18th, 2011, 09:24 AM
Guys she went to one awards show (most likely on her scheduled day off) calm down. You are allowed to have a life apart from hitting a ball. Masha is a pro at balancing her career she has been doing it for the best part of this decade.

18majors
Jul 18th, 2011, 12:42 PM
Toronto will be better than Stanford but the field there is stronger.

So, the bigger hope is Stanford.

Either win would be great.

!VamosRafa!
Jul 18th, 2011, 02:03 PM
Masha will win at least one title in these series.

Maybe, maybe not. She hasn't won a USO series tournament since San Diego 2007 and we all know HC is not her best surface these days.

!VamosRafa!
Jul 18th, 2011, 02:09 PM
I just noticed that Stanford is only a week away:haha: I'm not too sure about her form going into this event - with all these award shows she might have missed her rhytm and form to compete for the title there. Vika is probably gonna sweep the field yet again

She will probably be rusty in the beginning. I just hope she doesn't draw Serena in R1 or R2 :unsure:
This is the part of the year where she serves the most double faults:17 dfs vs Domachovska in MOntreal 2008, in 2009: 17 vs Bammer in Toronto, 16 vs U.Radwanska and Pennetta in LA, 21 vs Oudin in the USO and in 2010 15 vs Dementieva and 12 vs Radwanska in Stanford :tape:

everything is working great in her game this year apart from the serve. The groundstrokes are excellent, the movement is good, she has a lot of confidence, but the serve always fails her in big matches:sad:

18majors
Jul 18th, 2011, 02:21 PM
None of the top players at Stanford have played any tournaments since Wimbledon so everybody is in the same boat.

Maria will play well.

atominside
Jul 18th, 2011, 03:34 PM
are you on tennisforum literally 24/7?:help:

Break My Rapture
Jul 18th, 2011, 09:22 PM
VamosRafa, please change the thread title to something Stanford related, Stanford Q starts Saturday.

dsanders06
Jul 19th, 2011, 12:26 AM
Maybe, maybe not. She hasn't won a USO series tournament since San Diego 2007 and we all know HC is not her best surface these days.

Isn't it? In 2009, her best results came on quick hardcourts (Toronto final, Tokyo win)... she stunk up the court at Wimbledon and her grasscourt warm-up, and even though she made the QFs at RG, she did play pretty poorly and only made it that far on willpower alone. In 2010, her only big results came during the US Open Series (Stanford + Cincy finals).

I still think the US Open is her best chance in the majors, because super-quick hardcourts where she can kill off the points quickly, but can move fairly well (her height means she can't pick up the low balls on grass that great), means it's best suited to her game.

18majors
Jul 19th, 2011, 12:30 AM
Bank of the West Classic:

The 2011 Bank of the West Classic announced today that Maria Sharapova is going to play her first match Wednesday evening, July 27 at 7 pm. There is only one week to go, so make sure to get your tickets now if you haven't already!

Craig.
Jul 19th, 2011, 12:31 AM
Oh right, she probably has a BYE!

!VamosRafa!
Jul 19th, 2011, 01:04 AM
How do I delete the poll? :confused:

cowsonice
Jul 19th, 2011, 01:30 AM
Yay! Will there be any online streams for Stanford (aside from tennistv)?

JuviaCroft
Jul 19th, 2011, 01:46 AM
Yay! Will there be any online streams for Stanford (aside from tennistv)?

eurosport i think :scratch:

dsanders06
Jul 19th, 2011, 02:10 AM
Oh right, she probably has a BYE!

Yeah I think the top two seeds usually get Byes at Premiers.

!VamosRafa!
Jul 19th, 2011, 03:20 AM
8 more days til Masha plays :yawn:
I can't wait anymore :hysteric:

goldlion
Jul 19th, 2011, 07:38 AM
Wednesday? So if she's gonna make to the final, it's 4 matches in a row, hoping no rain delay.

MaruSharapova
Jul 19th, 2011, 09:56 AM
It's good that she has a BYE, I know she's in the best physical shape ever right now but still this reduces the chance she's gonna burn out by the time she gets to the final even more :)

Mr.Sharapova
Jul 19th, 2011, 10:06 AM
Maria is so gonna win this tournament. She is fitter than ever and she is smarter than this time around last year. I know she'll give her best to finish all her matches in straights and save her energy for later. Hopefully she learned her lesson from last year :).

Next week I'm gonna be back from my holidays and ready to wake up in the morning and watch her matches :cheer:.

Marilyn Monheaux
Jul 19th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Go Masha! :rocker2: I've got a really good feeling about this whole series. :bounce:

goldlion
Jul 19th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Yeah part of being a top player is enjoying the byes, I remember Svetlana saying similar things so that she can save energy.

18majors
Jul 19th, 2011, 12:56 PM
^Final is scheduled on Sunday, July 31. Maria will play 4 out 5 days if she makes it to the final.

Steven.
Jul 19th, 2011, 01:37 PM
Maria is so gonna win this tournament. She is fitter than ever and she is smarter than this time around last year. I know she'll give her best to finish all her matches in straights and save her energy for later. Hopefully she learned her lesson from last year :).

Next week I'm gonna be back from my holidays and ready to wake up in the morning and watch her matches :cheer:.

Vika and Serena are scary though... :scared:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jul 19th, 2011, 02:10 PM
I think this summer is the perfect opportunity for Maria to improve her head-to-head against Serena... :oh:

Break My Rapture
Jul 19th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Isn't it? In 2009, her best results came on quick hardcourts (Toronto final, Tokyo win)... she stunk up the court at Wimbledon and her grasscourt warm-up, and even though she made the QFs at RG, she did play pretty poorly and only made it that far on willpower alone. In 2010, her only big results came during the US Open Series (Stanford + Cincy finals).

I still think the US Open is her best chance in the majors, because super-quick hardcourts where she can kill off the points quickly, but can move fairly well (her height means she can't pick up the low balls on grass that great), means it's best suited to her game.
I actually think it's the opposite. She needs her serve on this surface more than anything else IMO and it was windy the entire fortnight last year.


I think this summer is the perfect opportunity for Maria to improve her head-to-head against Serena... :oh:
I want Maria to play Williamsova in Stanford too, but only if it's televised. Fuck that shit if we have to follow it on the scoreboard. :lol: :o

18majors
Jul 19th, 2011, 02:20 PM
I think this summer is the perfect opportunity for Maria to improve her head-to-head against Serena... :oh:

Hope you're right but can't be so sure yet.

doomsday
Jul 19th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Vika and Serena are scary though... :scared:

Scary?? Maria should have enough confidence to beat both especially Serena but of course it's gonna be tough.

pedropt
Jul 19th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Can't wait :hearts:

It sucks that the first rounds aren't televised though :o

Crux Squall
Jul 19th, 2011, 06:18 PM
Can't wait :hearts:

It sucks that the first rounds aren't televised though :o

Maria has a BYE in 1st round :)

!VamosRafa!
Jul 19th, 2011, 07:41 PM
Shame she isn't playing Cincinnati :bigcry: Hopefully she will make solid runs in the USO series.
I just hope she doesn't play vs Azarenka or Serena in Stanford :scared:

They have to put Serena in the top half :tape:

Maria will have Radwanska/Ivanovic/Goerges in the QF and Bartoli/Stosur in the SF.

Break My Rapture
Jul 19th, 2011, 08:08 PM
I do want her to play Serena. If she wins, she'll get a confidence booster. If she loses, not.
But she doesn't get anything special by beating her pigeons all the time with these cakewalks.

I WANT TOUGH OPPONENTS AND MARIA RAISING HER GAME TO BEAT THEM.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jul 19th, 2011, 08:15 PM
I don't really care either way. I just want to see her face on live television. :lol:

18majors
Jul 19th, 2011, 08:47 PM
"If u don't think u can't beat them in the 1st rd what makes u think u can beat them later on?" Masha on if she draws Serena in USO 1R.

http://twitter.com/#!/FortyDeuceTwits

Break My Rapture
Jul 19th, 2011, 10:07 PM
TennisReporters: Just off conference call w/ Sharapova. In good spirits. Did call from bench on side of practice court. Would like to face Serena this summer

BITCH MEANS BUSINESS. :sport:

Reptilia
Jul 20th, 2011, 01:16 AM
Now that she has said it, she better bring it hard if they do play. A 61 61 drubbing would be even more embarrassing now.

doooma6816
Jul 20th, 2011, 02:11 AM
So is she going to play Cincy or not? I'm confused.

Steven.
Jul 20th, 2011, 07:41 AM
So is she going to play Cincy or not? I'm confused.

WTA notes doesn't list that she is playing Cincy. Oh well, it doesn't matter. If she reaches the final of Toronto she would not want to play Cinciy anyway. Besides, she could always get a wild card. They won't deny last year's runner up and current World No. 5 a wc if Maria requests.

doooma6816
Jul 20th, 2011, 10:37 AM
WTA notes doesn't list that she is playing Cincy. Oh well, it doesn't matter. If she reaches the final of Toronto she would not want to play Cinciy anyway. Besides, she could always get a wild card. They won't deny last year's runner up and current World No. 5 a wc if Maria requests.

Ok thank you.

But I'm afraid that if she loses early in Toronto, she won't ask for WC...

goldlion
Jul 20th, 2011, 11:47 AM
I concern more about Stanford first, will start thinking about Toronto after seeing her play in Stanford.

18majors
Jul 20th, 2011, 02:12 PM
Yes, bring on Stanford.

Crux Squall
Jul 21st, 2011, 10:28 AM
When does Maindraw come out?

GrandMartha
Jul 21st, 2011, 12:30 PM
If she has to face Serena in early rounds please face in one of those tournaments. Serena should stay away from her at the USO :tape:

Break My Rapture
Jul 21st, 2011, 12:35 PM
When does Maindraw come out?
Jorn said it came out on Friday, a couple of hours after the Q draw is done.

18majors
Jul 21st, 2011, 01:14 PM
Serena didn't shine at all when she played Hingis last night. She lost 3-5.

18majors
Jul 21st, 2011, 01:24 PM
Early US Open betting line:

Serean, 3.5
Petra, 4.5
Maria, 4.5
Clijsters, 6.0
Woz, 7.0
Venus, 12.0

Steven.
Jul 21st, 2011, 01:37 PM
Serena didn't shine at all when she played Hingis last night. She lost 3-5.

Yeah, but it is only an exhibition.

Early US Open betting line:

Serean, 3.5
Petra, 4.5
Maria, 4.5
Clijsters, 6.0
Woz, 7.0
Venus, 12.0

Where is Li? I'm surprised she's not higher on that list probably just because she lost in Wimbledon R2 and to Lisicki no less. Losing to an inspired Hantuchova isn't necessarily bad either.

18majors
Jul 21st, 2011, 01:51 PM
Yeah, but it is only an exhibition.



Where is Li? I'm surprised she's not higher on that list probably just because she lost in Wimbledon R2 and to Lisicki no less. Losing to an inspired Hantuchova isn't necessarily bad either.

Na Li, 12.0
Vika, 12.0
Sabine, 12.0
Zvonareva, 18.0

Crux Squall
Jul 21st, 2011, 01:56 PM
Jorn said it came out on Friday, a couple of hours after the Q draw is done.

Thanks :)

MaruSharapova
Jul 21st, 2011, 02:40 PM
So Maria is playing Cincy? She accepted a wild-card into the draw! :hearts: That makes me really happy :D

18majors
Jul 21st, 2011, 10:46 PM
Marion will be doing the @BankoftheWestCl draw tomorrow at 6pm at Stanford Shopping Center. Perfect timing for a Sprinkles run. #cupcakedraw

http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23cupcakedraw

Break My Rapture
Jul 22nd, 2011, 12:14 AM
That's 3 AM for CET. :hearts:

cowsonice
Jul 22nd, 2011, 05:39 AM
Marion will be doing the @BankoftheWestCl draw tomorrow at 6pm at Stanford Shopping Center. Perfect timing for a Sprinkles run. #cupcakedraw

http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23cupcakedraw

Cake :oh: :haha:

claypova
Jul 22nd, 2011, 09:34 AM
good draw please, hpoefully no Serena :scared:

doooma6816
Jul 22nd, 2011, 09:43 AM
Tough draw would be good for her...but please no Serena in 2nd round.

MashaFan01
Jul 22nd, 2011, 10:04 AM
Masha will start in Stanford on Wednesday at 19:00 local (Pacific) time - which is 04:00 on Thursday morning CET - so all you Europeans in the CET zone - get you alarm clock set by then :lol:

Maria Sharapova To Highlight Evening Session (http://www.sportspagemagazine.com/content/ts/all-ts/art-all-ts/maria-sharapova-to-highlight-evening-session.shtml?47833)

!VamosRafa!
Jul 22nd, 2011, 10:11 AM
Serena in top half with Azarenka please :o

!VamosRafa!
Jul 22nd, 2011, 10:17 AM
Maria will win Stanford for sure if she avoids Azarenka or Serena.
The problem is Azarenka is much more consistent with results this year so I expect her to make it to the final:o maybe she will retire in the QF :oh:

Crux Squall
Jul 22nd, 2011, 10:20 AM
I hope Maria gets difficult draw :)
Now It isnt the time for easy draw :o

MashaFan01
Jul 22nd, 2011, 10:26 AM
Why all these wishes for Masha to meet weak players? - I wish her to meet ALL the top players and defeat them - Isn't that what a champion is supposed to do? - Masha in top form can beat Serena - Azarenka - Kvitova - Clijsters and Wozniacki - and she's nearly there

doooma6816
Jul 22nd, 2011, 10:28 AM
Why all these wishes for Masha to meet weak players? - I wish her to meet ALL the top players and defeat them - Isn't that what a champion is supposed to do? - Masha in top form can beat Serena - Azarenka - Kvitova - Clijsters and Wozniacki - and she's nearly there

this:worship:
I just don't want her to meet Serena in 2nd round.

Thursday? so many days to wait. :(:lol:

!VamosRafa!
Jul 22nd, 2011, 10:32 AM
It's sad how little confidence she had last year, i think that stopped her from beating Henin, Serena and Clijsters...

This year she is full of confidence though so I expect her to do even better in the USO series than last year :D

!VamosRafa!
Jul 22nd, 2011, 10:35 AM
this:worship:
I just don't want her to meet Serena in 2nd round.

Thursday? so many days to wait. :(:lol:

Ikr? 6 more days :o
A month without tennis feels like eternity :sobbing:

doooma6816
Jul 22nd, 2011, 11:39 AM
Ikr? 6 more days :o
A month without tennis feels like eternity :sobbing:

exactly:lol:

Reptilia
Jul 22nd, 2011, 12:05 PM
I'd like a Serena/Maria matchup in the semifinals. Hopefully not the 2nd round (not televised :o) The more matches against top players, the better. It'll help her learn to bring her best form into GS Semis/Finals.

Break My Rapture
Jul 22nd, 2011, 12:09 PM
Why all these wishes for Masha to meet weak players? - I wish her to meet ALL the top players and defeat them - Isn't that what a champion is supposed to do? - Masha in top form can beat Serena - Azarenka - Kvitova - Clijsters and Wozniacki - and she's nearly there
Totally agree. Sick of these cakewalk draws.

AniaSharapova
Jul 22nd, 2011, 05:09 PM
USO Series must to prepare Maria for the most important tournament in America: US Open.
She won't have a good workout before Slam if she play only against weak players. I wish for her tough draws and meeting difficult opponents like Azarenka, Kvitova, Li or Serena. If she play against them then she truly look at her game and know what to improve.
In this season Maria played some great tennis and I believe she still has a chance to win a Slam. But if she wanna win a Slam again she has to play against difficult opponent.

BTW. If you afraid about tough rivals now on what basis you think she'll beat them in Slam?

doomsday
Jul 22nd, 2011, 06:02 PM
BTW. If you afraid about tough rivals now on what basis you think she'll beat them in Slam?

Many ppl in here hope that she won't have to play them in majors, wishful thinking if you ask me.

18majors
Jul 22nd, 2011, 06:39 PM
I hope Maria decides to serve first, not receive first.

madmax
Jul 22nd, 2011, 07:07 PM
Many ppl in here hope that she won't have to play them in majors, wishful thinking if you ask me.

it's not really wishful but rather realistic thinking, seeing how messed up draws became lately in slams...The so called "elite" players are either too old, or too flukey to even reach latter stages of the slams. So when she beats up on some young player like Lisicki, you've got a myriad of haters whining about "cake draws". If that is the case, then why other "elite" players are not taking advantage of them?:lol:

doomsday
Jul 22nd, 2011, 08:08 PM
it's not really wishful but rather realistic thinking, seeing how messed up draws became lately in slams...The so called "elite" players are either too old, or too flukey to even reach latter stages of the slams. So when she beats up on some young player like Lisicki, you've got a myriad of haters whining about "cake draws". If that is the case, then why other "elite" players are not taking advantage of them?:lol:

I won't complain about Wimbledon draw cause there are only 4 players who can play very well on the surface so I guess for some haters it's a cake draw but in reality it's not, I can see Maria in the last four even next year.
On US courts it's a lil bit different many players are good on it and Maria will have to play few top 10 to win US so no it's not realistic, and I expect Serena and Venus to be in better form than what we saw at Wimbledon.

claypova
Jul 23rd, 2011, 01:25 AM
so when's the draw coming out?

joćo.
Jul 23rd, 2011, 01:26 AM
Ana in Mono's quarter. Aga in Masha's quarter. Gools in Masha's quarter. Domi in Vika's.

Getting closer to Masha's quarter and Serena hasn't been pulled yet...

http://twitter.com/#!/FortyDeuceTwits

:unsure:

joćo.
Jul 23rd, 2011, 01:27 AM
BOOM. Serena in Masha's quarter, will play...RODIO. #hahahahahahahhahah. Winner plays winner of Gools/MaKiri.
Dani has a qualifier, winner plays Masha.

:help:

joćo.
Jul 23rd, 2011, 01:27 AM
Oh well she got what she said she wanted and your desires for a tough draw happened :lol:

Crux Squall
Jul 23rd, 2011, 01:28 AM
FortyDeuceTwits BOOM. Serena in Masha's quarter, will play...RODIO. #hahahahahahahhahah. Winner plays winner of Gools/MaKiri.

Maria-Serena :)