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claypova
Sep 17th, 2011, 08:19 AM
http://bit.ly/n58gl5

:sad:

claypova
Sep 17th, 2011, 08:43 AM
TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN

TOURNAMENT INFO

Date: September 26 - October 2
Edition: 28th
Category: Premier 5
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Website: http://www.toray-ppo.co.jp/en/tournament/

2010
Womens Singles: (1) Caroline Wozniacki def. (7) Elena Dementieva 16 62 63 :sad:
Womens Doubles: Iveta Benesova / Barbora Zahlavova Strycova def. Shahar Peer / Shuai Peng 64 46 108

SEEDS

1. Caroline Wozniacki
2. Maria Sharapova :D
3. Victoria Azarenka
4. Vera Zvonareva
5. Petra Kvitova
6. Samantha Stosur
7. Francesca Schiavone
8. Marion Bartoli
9. Jelena Jankovic
10. Agnieszka Radwanska
11. Serena Williams
12. Peng Shuai
13. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
14. Roberta Vinci
15. Ana Ivanovic
16. Julia Goerges

DRAW

http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2011/603/MDS.pdf

RESULTS

R1: (2) Maria Sharapova def. bye
R2: (2) Maria Sharapova def. Tamarine Tanasugarn 62 75
R3: (2) Maria Sharapova def. (13) Julia Goerges 76(4) 76(4)
QF: (5) Petra Kvitova def. (2) Maria Sharapova 43 ret.

AniaSharapova
Sep 17th, 2011, 09:54 AM
I know that Asian swing is not as good as previously part of the season but I'm really excited about Tokyo and Beijing in this year and hope for nice Maria's run.

Another title in Tokyo would be great:hearts:

Crux Squall
Sep 17th, 2011, 10:01 AM
Good luck Maria

**mashafierce**
Sep 17th, 2011, 10:13 AM
I want Beijing so bad!

Reptilia
Sep 17th, 2011, 11:56 AM
:cheer:

Monzanator
Sep 17th, 2011, 12:35 PM
Hopefully she beats Stosur in the final :happy:

Break My Rapture
Sep 17th, 2011, 01:52 PM
Bring out Premier 5-GOAT again please, Maria. Or just bullshit your way to the title like in Cincinnati, couldn't care less how you do it. Just would really like one more title before the end of the season.

Plus she can tank in the 2nd round in Dulljing for all I care, Tokyo is at least semi-respectable.

kimgurl
Sep 17th, 2011, 02:06 PM
Hopefully she beats Stosur in the final :happy:

:worship:

break a leg maria!!:bounce:

atominside
Sep 17th, 2011, 02:09 PM
:worship:

break a leg maria!!:bounce:
:scared:

Break My Rapture
Sep 17th, 2011, 02:12 PM
Oh and not trying to bitch or anything, but the graphic in OP is "historically incorrect". :awww: First Tokyo title was in 2003.

18majors
Sep 17th, 2011, 03:05 PM
Maria will get a great receptipon from Taiwan which should cheer her up for Tokyo.

JamieOwen3
Sep 17th, 2011, 05:07 PM
Exited about these two tournaments. What has she got 1 match win to defend from beijing in points so lets get a good run maria. :bounce:

dsanders06
Sep 17th, 2011, 05:23 PM
I have a feeling she'll win Tokyo, then go out in Beijing embarrassingly early to someone like Petrova or Peer :lol: I'd be ok with that honestly; I really don't care about the #1 spot. I think the main goal for her the rest of the season should be a strong run at the YEC to set her up for the Australian Open.

atominside
Sep 17th, 2011, 05:49 PM
I have a feeling she'll win Tokyo, then go out in Beijing embarrassingly early to someone like Petrova or Peer :lol: I'd be ok with that honestly; I really don't care about the #1 spot. I think the main goal for her the rest of the season should be a strong run at the YEC to set her up for the Australian Open.

simple question. if maria plays solid tennis, whose gonna beat her at YEC?

**mashafierce**
Sep 17th, 2011, 08:51 PM
simple question. if maria plays solid tennis, whose gonna beat her at YEC?

Agree

claypova
Sep 18th, 2011, 01:06 AM
Oh and not trying to bitch or anything, but the graphic in OP is "historically incorrect". :awww: First Tokyo title was in 2003.

oops :angel: i'll fix it :oh:

s teddy
Sep 18th, 2011, 01:28 AM
Oh and not trying to bitch or anything, but the graphic in OP is "historically incorrect". :awww: First Tokyo title was in 2003.

oops :angel: i'll fix it :oh:

Your original post was correct; that was a different tournament in Tokyo.

I guess it still counts spiritually because it's also in Tokyo. :angel:

claypova
Sep 18th, 2011, 01:34 AM
but i put 2004 on a 2003 trophy picture :lol:

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 18th, 2011, 10:56 AM
So excited about Tokyo. I have a feeling that she will win :cheer:. I want her to beat Mugniacki in the final :angel:. That would be awesome :worship:.

goldlion
Sep 18th, 2011, 11:31 AM
I actually want her to win Beijing and YEC.

Reptilia
Sep 18th, 2011, 11:33 AM
Yeah, I'd much rather Beijing. I guess we can't be picky though :p

JamieOwen3
Sep 18th, 2011, 12:36 PM
Has her dress for the yec been unveiled yet?

cowsonice
Sep 18th, 2011, 08:29 PM
It's somewhere in the outfits thread in GM, but it's black and purple, reminiscent of USO '09 dress I think...

madmax
Sep 18th, 2011, 09:56 PM
Her being Nr.2 is all good and dandy, but the downside of it is that Failniacka can only be humiliated in the finals of any tourney from now on:mad:

heelsrule1988
Sep 18th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Would be nice for her to win a title in Tokyo legitimately this time... winning off of a retirement is never fun, as it was in 2009.

vozas
Sep 19th, 2011, 12:01 AM
Azarenka could be trouble at the YEC but if Maria feels like it she can crush those girls one by one. I mean, that top 8 is just :help: the field is gonna be weak as hell...

Not really sure which Pova is gonna show up. Hope that disastrous performance at the Open didn't take too heavy a toll on her confidence.

MM_1257
Sep 19th, 2011, 12:17 AM
I have a suggestion. We leave ErrorPova and DFPova in USA.. Locked in some closet. And we take Masha Fierce on trip to Asia. :D MAria, did you hear me? ok? ;) We shall see how is she going to play. Here is hoping for some good results.

perseus2006
Sep 19th, 2011, 02:43 AM
Before every match, It seems to me the result is on Pova's racquet. The problem so far in 2011 is that, sometimes, Pova doesn't seem to know where her racquet is!

Mistress of Evil
Sep 19th, 2011, 08:14 AM
The Bitch better show up, here!

bendoyle
Sep 19th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Can't wait to see her in Taiwan!!! :bounce: :woohoo:

JamieOwen3
Sep 19th, 2011, 11:54 AM
:woohoo: my laptop is fixed.....

my mutha fuckin laptop has arrived

claypova
Sep 19th, 2011, 12:03 PM
:yeah:

Mistress of Evil
Sep 19th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Congratz :D yay :cheer:

18majors
Sep 19th, 2011, 01:02 PM
The exhibition in Taiwan will be quite an event.

Break My Rapture
Sep 19th, 2011, 04:09 PM
Can't wait to see her in Taiwan!!! :bounce: :woohoo:
Have fun. :)

doooma6816
Sep 19th, 2011, 07:56 PM
:woohoo: my laptop is fixed.....

my mutha fuckin laptop has arrived

:cheer:

Lucas_Arg
Sep 20th, 2011, 12:41 AM
I hate the fact that she is going to wear that hideous dress in both tournaments.
But pleaaaaaaaaaaaase, keep the roof CLOSED! Rain rain please

Crux Squall
Sep 20th, 2011, 02:01 AM
the color of day dress and the design of night dress would be amazing

AniaSharapova
Sep 20th, 2011, 08:44 AM
I hate the fact that she is going to wear that hideous dress in both tournaments.

I'm naive and still believe she's going to wear USO night dress in Asia ;)

Maria Croft
Sep 20th, 2011, 02:09 PM
Would be nice if Maria could win a third title this year, but I'd much rather see that happening at the YEC.

18majors
Sep 20th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Maria will arrive at Taipei, Taiwan at 6:10 AM, Wednesday, September 21 local time via Eva Airlines. She will stay at Sherwood Hotel in Taipei. There are many speculations on the dress she will be wearing.

http://udn.com/NEWS/SPORTS/SPO6/6601416.shtml

JamieOwen3
Sep 20th, 2011, 04:22 PM
we are eva airlines, we are globaly yours :oh:

:lol:

atominside
Sep 20th, 2011, 08:01 PM
we are eva airlines, we are globaly yours :oh:
:lol:

:yawn:

goldlion
Sep 20th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Eva Airlines? How low even though it's a Taiwan brand. Even though it's an exho, please crush Vera.

JamieOwen3
Sep 20th, 2011, 08:10 PM
:armed:
mootha fookas plz! it was a joke :p

Pops Maellard
Sep 21st, 2011, 02:51 AM
Masha will totally win a slam next year :rocker2::devil:

Reptilia
Sep 21st, 2011, 05:02 AM
Well she was never going to win one in an odd year, thats for sure.

I want the french next year, so fucking badly :sobbing:

18majors
Sep 21st, 2011, 01:56 PM
Maria in Taipei:

http://www.epochtimes.com.au/gb/11/9/21/n3379414.htm%E8%8E%8E%E6%8B%89%E6%B3%A2%E5%A8%83%E 6%8A%B5%E5%8F%B0-%E5%8F%8C%E5%A8%83%E5%AF%B9%E5%86%B3%E5%B0%8F%E5%B 7%A8%E8%9B%8B

http://www.nownews.com/photo/photo.php?phid=7629&pid=&no=1#photo_box

MM_1257
Sep 21st, 2011, 04:08 PM
what time (local) is the exo?

AniaSharapova
Sep 21st, 2011, 07:00 PM
what time (local) is the exo?

According to Maria's official website:

Maria's match against Zvonareva will be played on Thursday night at 20.00 Taiwan time.

madmax
Sep 22nd, 2011, 10:29 AM
any chance for a livescore or maybe even a stream from that Exho?

shaktincredible
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:46 PM
roland garros and wimbledon 2012 title to add in her name! :rocker:

lefty24
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:47 PM
Has the exhibition started?

Lachy
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:54 PM
Yeah, I believe it started almost an hour ago :unsure:

lefty24
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:55 PM
It's so weird not knowing what's going on. I wish there was a stream. I love when my two faves play against each other.

denny5576
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:59 PM
No, there was a doubles match of local players till approx 15 minutes ago

Lachy
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:04 PM
:oh: Wish there was a live score or something :lol:

lefty24
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:14 PM
Isn't there someone here who was going to the match?
Hopefully they can update us.

babsi
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:49 PM
Maria won the first set 6-3

**mashafierce**
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:19 PM
roland garros and wimbledon 2012 title to add in her name! :rocker:

I Was hoping for those too!

doooma6816
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:46 PM
Maria won the first set 6-3

:cheer: I hope she is playing well.

jo„o.
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:51 PM
andrewlee1021 Andrew Lee
12-7, Sharapova won! She is such a beast!!!!
11 minutes ago

http://twitter.com/andrewlee1021

wut

jo„o.
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:55 PM
63 64.

Night dress btw :cheer:

doooma6816
Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:08 PM
Night Dress:inlove: Congrats Masha!

Maria Croft
Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:08 PM
Yay for winning I guess.

Hope she goes deep in both tournaments the next couple of weeks.

18majors
Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:13 PM
Maria always plays well in exo, she doesn't want to disappoint fans who come to see her.

Mistress of Evil
Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:45 PM
Meaningless win but anyway, yay :)so glad the night dress is in action :D
Now take Tokyo title home :bounce:

Crux Squall
Sep 22nd, 2011, 04:09 PM
when will the draw come out? Whatís time?

BuckJaysRock
Sep 22nd, 2011, 05:19 PM
draw comes out tomorrow

Break My Rapture
Sep 22nd, 2011, 06:00 PM
Pwn them all in your night dress please. And hopefully Tokyo has the roof closed throughout the tournament.

Reptilia
Sep 23rd, 2011, 05:57 AM
So many girls have already pulled out, no excuses for her not to do well now. Her form better not be anything like it was here last year :o

claypova
Sep 23rd, 2011, 05:59 AM
don't even mention last year :crying2:

:o

Reptilia
Sep 23rd, 2011, 06:04 AM
Kimiko :crying2:

Mistress of Evil
Sep 23rd, 2011, 06:35 AM
Tokyo Draw (http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2011/603/MDS.pdf) :cheer:
Nobody in the draw can stop her so she better get her sh!t together and gives us another MM title to be happy about. :dance:
Her draw is decent, I guess. The USO was beyond decent, too and where did that lead to :crying2:

Cherry.
Sep 23rd, 2011, 06:37 AM
[1] Wozniacki v BYE
Marino v Gajdosova
Q v Zheng
Kanepi v [15] Pennetta

[9] Radwanska v [WC] Doi
Q v Jovanovski
Zahlavova Strycova v Sevatsova
BYE v [8] Jankovic

[3] Azarenka v BYE
Begu v Q
Q v Zakapalova
[WC] Pliskova v [16] Peer

[10] Peng v Q
McHale v Paszek
Falconi v Morita
BYE v [7] Bartoli

[5] Stosur v BYE
Q v Kirilenko
[WC] Robson v Dulgheru
Q v [12] Ivanovic

[14] Cibulkova v Rybarikova
Benesova v Yakimova
Dulko v Pironkova
BYE v [4] Zvonareva

[5] Kvitova v BYE
Q v Date-Krumm
King v Zhang
Rus v [11] Pavlyuchenkova

[13] Goerges v Parmentier
Arn v Arvidsson
Tanasugarn v Cetkovska
BYE v [2] Sharapova

claypova
Sep 23rd, 2011, 06:39 AM
YES

she drew all her bitches :worship:

don't fuck up a good draw like in New york :o

gc-spurs
Sep 23rd, 2011, 06:40 AM
That's a baby draw. Her quarter is made of n00bs and people who can't string wins together as of late, and her half has... Sam Punchbag Stosur. Oh and Pennetta is way on the other side of the draw. No excuses... but then there was USO.

Reptilia
Sep 23rd, 2011, 06:47 AM
:cool:

Crux Squall
Sep 23rd, 2011, 07:13 AM
Maria possible draw
R1 BYE
R2 vs Cetkovska
R3 vs Goegres
QF vs Kvitova
SF vs Zvonareva/Stosur
F

Crux Squall
Sep 23rd, 2011, 07:30 AM
Imo, Maria must play good enough to beat Cetkovska.
Remember, Cetkovska defeated Radwanska, Bartoli, Lina in NewHaven 2011

denny5576
Sep 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Imo, Maria must play good enough to beat Cetkovska.
Remember, Cetkovska defeated Radwanska, Bartoli, Lina in NewHaven 2011
Absolutely correct.
The draw is not so simple like some think...

Pops Maellard
Sep 23rd, 2011, 09:57 AM
Petra could be dangerous if Maria's off. She did lose to Date Krumm and Vesnina in last year's Asian swing. :tears:

18majors
Sep 23rd, 2011, 12:35 PM
Cetkovska is a tough out, Maria needs to play well.

shaktincredible
Sep 23rd, 2011, 12:49 PM
cetkovska, goerges, then pavlyuchenkova. quite tough.

i think it's going to be pavlyuchenkova instead of kvitova if masha moves her ass into quarter.

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 23rd, 2011, 01:11 PM
Maria should play well and win this tournament. I want the toughest opponents Maria can get. I want a meeting with Kvitova so bad :hysteric:*even if she loses*.

Sam is gonna be her Semifinal opponent :shrug:, no way Vera is beating Sam.

Reptilia
Sep 23rd, 2011, 01:14 PM
Vera could become Maria's punchbag should they both make it to the semis. :oh:

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 23rd, 2011, 01:19 PM
Does Maria have the most punchbags on tour right now :scratch:?

JamieOwen3
Sep 23rd, 2011, 01:24 PM
i was happy for sam when she won the us open, but then sad for maria as we saw maria's biggest punchbag win a slam. do well here maria ;)

MM_1257
Sep 23rd, 2011, 04:04 PM
Do not like the fact that Maria drew Cetkovska. I hope Masha has her game with her in Asia and that Cetkovska is not in a splendid form. She can be dangerous. After Voskoboyeva I am afraid of everyone tbh.

Break My Rapture
Sep 23rd, 2011, 04:44 PM
Honestly. Don't fuck up ANOTHER draw please. :o She should be winning these titles SO goddamn swiftly.

Maria Croft
Sep 23rd, 2011, 05:16 PM
She might win it all, crash out, play some horrible tennis somewhere down the line, who knows. She's so unpredictable these days.

I'm hoping for a good tennis week.

Mistress of Evil
Sep 23rd, 2011, 05:49 PM
Yeah, HOPE is the only thing we can do considering our beloved Mashenka, nowadays:awww:

dsanders06
Sep 23rd, 2011, 05:58 PM
I can honestly picture Maria losing to Cetkovska :unsure:

But if she gets through that, I see an epic rematch against The Great Arn in R3 :rocker2:

madmax
Sep 23rd, 2011, 06:50 PM
well, Maria can even lose to Vesnina or granny Kimiko, as she proved last year already...as well as win the whole shabang in style, like she did in 2009. That's why we love our bipolar confused Pova:cheer:

doooma6816
Sep 23rd, 2011, 06:53 PM
Nice draw...she should make final...I want a title!:cheer:

AniaSharapova
Sep 23rd, 2011, 07:22 PM
She might win it all, crash out, play some horrible tennis somewhere down the line, who knows. She's so unpredictable these days.

This. She's one of the most unpredictable tennis player right now. She could win this tournament without losing a set or she could lose early against Cetkovska playing horrible tennis, making tons of DF and unforced errors.
We all don't know what to expect from her.

I think she didn't make some significant improvements in her game between USO and Tokyo. I don't think so, that now, after pathetic USO and break from tournaments she's going to play great tennis. But It's only my opinion and hope I'm wrong ;)

Draw is pretty tricky. If she get through Cetkovska which won't be easy task she'll have Goerges,Pavluychenkova/Kvitova, Stosur/Zvonareva. Very difficult IMO. Only positive thing: she hasn't Azarenka around her ;)

MM_1257
Sep 23rd, 2011, 09:40 PM
well, Maria can even lose to Vesnina or granny Kimiko, as she proved last year already...as well as win the whole shabang in style, like she did in 2009. That's why we love our bipolar confused Pova:cheer:

:awww: :hug: for our confused bipolar Pova... yeah, well we can hope for the best!

goldlion
Sep 23rd, 2011, 10:15 PM
Ok Cetkovska may have beaten some top players in New Haven, but that's New Heaven and it was a while ago. From my memory Cetkovska didn't have great USO either. Maria's game has no problems, she just didn't play it right when playing Pennetta and Pennetta's experience really held up and play strategic tennis at important moment. What she has to do with her game is gain more control and snap the opportunity when it comes. Sometimes she seems to forget that her opponents can also make mistakes and errors when she's trying to kill the shot with a winner that doesn't exist in the world.

Cherry.
Sep 23rd, 2011, 10:30 PM
From my memory Cetkovska didn't have great USO either
Yeah. She was injured and gave Ivanovic a walkover in R2.
Ok Cetkovska may have beaten some top players in New Haven, but that's New Heaven and it was a while ago.
And I agree with this. Indeed she had a great run in New Haven beating Radwanska, Bartoli and Li, but then look at the USO results of all three of them...:help:

Break My Rapture
Sep 23rd, 2011, 10:34 PM
Cetkovska doesn't worry me that much (how much do you want to bet that this will come back and bite me in the ass later on :sobbing:), Maria could bullshit her way to the title here just like in Cincinnati as long as she gets the right opponents.

goldlion
Sep 24th, 2011, 03:00 AM
Cetkovska doesn't worry me that much (how much do you want to bet that this will come back and bite me in the ass later on :sobbing:), Maria could bullshit her way to the title here just like in Cincinnati as long as she gets the right opponents.

Maria will definitely prefer to play top 10 players at this stage because she knows their games very well:

1. Wozniacki - she keeps grinding and retrieving, everyone knows it but you also know her major weakness is her forehand side and pathetic slice. She also isn't good at taking the short balls. If you can put her out of her comfort zone she is pretty clueless.

2. Azarenka - you can't give her too much pace as she loves it. Her serve is her major weakness and it's good if you can crack her serve down.

3. Zvonareva - a weaker version of Maria and seems not able to find the way the win against Maria even though she can play good tennis

4. Stosur - she just got owned in every department. Maria's height kills the majority of her weapons.

Crux Squall
Sep 24th, 2011, 03:21 AM
Maria will definitely prefer to play top 10 players at this stage because she knows their games very well:

1. Wozniacki - she keeps grinding and retrieving, everyone knows it but you also know her major weakness is her forehand side and pathetic slice. She also isn't good at taking the short balls. If you can put her out of her comfort zone she is pretty clueless.

2. Azarenka - you can't give her too much pace as she loves it. Her serve is her major weakness and it's good if you can crack her serve down.

3. Zvonareva - a weaker version of Maria and seems not able to find the way the win against Maria even though she can play good tennis

4. Stosur - she just got owned in every department. Maria's height kills the majority of her weapons.

i dont think Zvonareva ís game is a weeker version of Mariaís game.

goldlion
Sep 24th, 2011, 09:20 AM
i dont think Zvonareva ís game is a weeker version of Mariaís game.

Zvonareva's game is good but lacks aggression. But when she executes well, she hardly misses anything. However, she is too easy to be dominated and her rhythm will just be gone when being pressured. Maria's game somehow requires a lot of energy because it's very aggressive from the beginning. She can be aggressively accurate in her shot making or aggressively pathetic in producing errors. The Cincy SF was a good example.

madmax
Sep 24th, 2011, 09:31 AM
Maria will definitely prefer to play top 10 players at this stage because she knows their games very well:

1. Wozniacki - she keeps grinding and retrieving, everyone knows it but you also know her major weakness is her forehand side and pathetic slice. She also isn't good at taking the short balls. If you can put her out of her comfort zone she is pretty clueless.

2. Azarenka - you can't give her too much pace as she loves it. Her serve is her major weakness and it's good if you can crack her serve down.

3. Zvonareva - a weaker version of Maria and seems not able to find the way the win against Maria even though she can play good tennis

4. Stosur - she just got owned in every department. Maria's height kills the majority of her weapons.

1. Wozniacki in theory should be a comfortable matchup for Maria, but with that diminished serve and more erratic game it becomes more difficult...honestly I liked how Maria played her in Rome - that was the first time when she employed some tactics and was hitting to that useless forehand wing and behind the pusher constantly. Honestly all Maria has to do is to play smart and come to the net as often as possible (easier said than dome with Pova, I know:lol:)

2. Azarenka is just matchup from hell for Maria and it all comes down to Vika's return of serve. Unless that serve somehow returns and becomes a weapon again, Azarenka will always be a struggle for Maria.

3. Zvonareva is nice matchup for Masha - she is easily overpowered and intimidated by bigger hitters and Maria does a good job of pressuring Vera all the time.

4. What else needs to be said here - H2H and match history tell everything and Maria reads and dismantles Sam's game better than anyone else..

doomsday
Sep 24th, 2011, 10:30 AM
1. Wozniacki in theory should be a comfortable matchup for Maria, but with that diminished serve and more erratic game it becomes more difficult...honestly I liked how Maria played her in Rome - that was the first time when she employed some tactics and was hitting to that useless forehand wing and behind the pusher constantly. Honestly all Maria has to do is to play smart and come to the net as often as possible (easier said than dome with Pova, I know:lol:)

2. Azarenka is just matchup from hell for Maria and it all comes down to Vika's return of serve. Unless that serve somehow returns and becomes a weapon again, Azarenka will always be a struggle for Maria.

3. Zvonareva is nice matchup for Masha - she is easily overpowered and intimidated by bigger hitters and Maria does a good job of pressuring Vera all the time.

4. What else needs to be said here - H2H and match history tell everything and Maria reads and dismantles Sam's game better than anyone else..

Couldn't agree more the big issue is really Azarenka, I swear she retrieves Maria's shots like noone else on tour this is so weird especially when you see her struggling over pathetic ball bashers:rolleyes: but I believe that she always want to give her best against Pova and tends to overplay sometimes like all those stupid teenagers.

JamieOwen3
Sep 24th, 2011, 11:16 AM
Vika has been a pain for her recently but i do believe maria would have won their match in rome if vika had not gotten injured. Maria was starting to play really good tennis

Break My Rapture
Sep 24th, 2011, 01:41 PM
i dont think Zvonareva ís game is a weeker version of Mariaís game.
Exactly. Zvonareva is a much more all-round player than Maria will ever be. :lol: But Maria has more ferocity and weapons, which is what makes her better.

Mistress of Evil
Sep 24th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Exactly. Zvonareva is a much more all-round player than Maria will ever be. :lol: But Maria has more ferocity and weapons, which is what makes her better.

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/tennis/e1917rjpg.gif

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.
Maria is the more complete player. Rewatch her AO'08 matches, she did everything there and was flawless in every aspect of the game. The thing with her in order for her game to click and let herself go to the net and be more varied, she needs to believe 100 % in herself and have lots of confidence. :shrug: Zvonareva is a decent player with a nice game, somebody whose place is 8-10 ranked but her game is limited and not capable of blowing great players of the court even in her best form.

18majors
Sep 24th, 2011, 03:26 PM
Tokyo final will be played on Saturday, October 1, Maria needs to win either 5 matches in 5 days or 6 days to win the tournament.

goldlion
Sep 24th, 2011, 09:33 PM
Physically I believe she can handle it. She's No.2 in the world and the fitness should be there. Also, she's had sorta enough rest from the early exit in New York anyways. It looks like the condition is fine for tennis. I'm expecting a great week!

Break My Rapture
Sep 24th, 2011, 10:54 PM
Her fitness is the greatest thing improved about her this season IMO. Last 2 years she was tired as fuck after playing a couple of 3 setters. She's, physically, MUCH stronger this year.http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/tennis/e1917rjpg.gif

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.
Maria is the more complete player. Rewatch her AO'08 matches, she did everything there and was flawless in every aspect of the game. The thing with her in order for her game to click and let herself go to the net and be more varied, she needs to believe 100 % in herself and have lots of confidence. :shrug: Zvonareva is a decent player with a nice game, somebody whose place is 8-10 ranked but her game is limited and not capable of blowing great players of the court even in her best form.
Yeah Maria blew the competition off the court with her volleys. :lol: There were barely any volleys/dropshots even in AO '08. Her groundies and serve were dialed in, tuned to perfection, hot, the right stuff etc. THAT's why she won.

Zvonareva's volleys, defense and movement are way better than Maria's. I think that's a pretty common fact really.
Maria seldomly to never shows some sort of "variety", even in her peak years when she was full of confidence and without fear. Nowadays she resorts to dropshots when she's desperate her groundies won't do the trick. :sobbing: :lol:

claypova
Sep 25th, 2011, 01:24 AM
Vera is not a weaker version of Maria's game.

Vera is a defensive player, Maria is an offensive player.

If anything, Vera is a stronger version of Wozniacki :shrug:

Crux Squall
Sep 25th, 2011, 02:48 AM
Vera is not a weaker version of Maria's game.

Vera is a defensive player, Maria is an offensive player.

If anything, Vera is a stronger version of Wozniacki :shrug:

yeah, i think Zvonareva and Jankovic have a similiar game

claypova
Sep 25th, 2011, 03:27 AM
maria as a 16 year oldin tokyo :awww:

BqglfGCUav4

Cherry.
Sep 25th, 2011, 03:50 AM
Tanasugarn def. Cetkovska 64 64 :eek:
Wow. Totally unexpected.

Crux Squall
Sep 25th, 2011, 04:08 AM
H2H 4-0 for Maria. So i guess Maria will have a new punchbag

gc-spurs
Sep 25th, 2011, 04:30 AM
maria as a 16 year oldin tokyo :awww:

BqglfGCUav4

That's too friggin cute. Maria willingly kissing an opponent... whoa. Well she wasn't a queen then.

Mistress of Evil
Sep 25th, 2011, 07:32 AM
Her fitness is the greatest thing improved about her this season IMO. Last 2 years she was tired as fuck after playing a couple of 3 setters. She's, physically, MUCH stronger this year.
Yeah Maria blew the competition off the court with her volleys. :lol: There were barely any volleys/dropshots even in AO '08. Her groundies and serve were dialed in, tuned to perfection, hot, the right stuff etc. THAT's why she won.

Zvonareva's volleys, defense and movement are way better than Maria's. I think that's a pretty common fact really.
Maria seldomly to never shows some sort of "variety", even in her peak years when she was full of confidence and without fear. Nowadays she resorts to dropshots when she's desperate her groundies won't do the trick. :sobbing: :lol:

Yeah, Maria is the best shape of her life, ironically she her results are not there yet(hopefully using yet). Of course, that why she won but she did volley, slice and use dropshots/lobs few times a match and they were perfect :ras: Has this been Azarenka you would have switched to fanboy mode and defend her fearlessly :oh:

AniaSharapova
Sep 25th, 2011, 09:21 AM
Maria will be playing tomorrow! 4th match at Center Court!

claypova
Sep 25th, 2011, 09:47 AM
great, i'm out tomorrow

:o

MM_1257
Sep 25th, 2011, 10:47 AM
That's too friggin cute. Maria willingly kissing an opponent... whoa. Well she wasn't a queen then.

:worship::lol:
But tbh I do not see a big difference in the kisses she gives nowadays and this one. The body language is almost the same. :lol:

EDIT:
Did Maria participate in that tribute to Japan WTA thing? Not that I expect her to - she separates herself from WTA mass events... Especially when No.1 is the star. :lol:

Reptilia
Sep 25th, 2011, 11:10 AM
Yay should be home by then!

Slampova
Sep 25th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Good luck against Tammy Maria :inlove: Get a new punchbag :D

18majors
Sep 25th, 2011, 01:27 PM
Maria hasn't changed a lot since 16 years old, good luck tomorrow.

Break My Rapture
Sep 25th, 2011, 02:02 PM
So what's the time difference between Tokyo and CET? Something like 10 hours ahead of CET?

Good luck Maria. :hearts:

shaktincredible
Sep 25th, 2011, 02:04 PM
LIVE ON EUROSPORT!!!! :banana:

Break My Rapture
Sep 25th, 2011, 02:08 PM
:cheer:

So I assume Tokyo is 7 hours ahead of CET, as ES has live coverage starting at 10 AM when Maria's match is scheduled at 5 PM Tokyo time?

MM_1257
Sep 25th, 2011, 02:45 PM
So what's the time difference between Tokyo and CET? Something like 10 hours ahead of CET?

Good luck Maria. :hearts:

If I got it right, Tokyo is 7h ahead of CET, yes. Eurosport's site says they start coverage at 8:45 CET. And they have a replay at midnight.

rucolo
Sep 25th, 2011, 03:08 PM
Of course headcase Cetkovska lost to useless Tanasugarn :tape:

Maria leads Head To Head 4-0 and never lost a set. Beat her easily, Maria :o

cowsonice
Sep 25th, 2011, 08:10 PM
:sobbing: Maria plays 1 am PST.

s teddy
Sep 25th, 2011, 11:28 PM
4 AM. :bigcry:

Cherry.
Sep 25th, 2011, 11:33 PM
:sobbing: Maria plays 1 am PST.Same here. :sobbing:

Steven.
Sep 26th, 2011, 01:24 AM
I haven't had internet for a while, and still won't for maybe the next week at worst. Hopefully I get it back asap so I can catch some Maria matches.

Question, do you think I'll get banned on computers at uni for livestreaming? I'm on my break, have nothing to do tomorrow and seriously thinking of going to uni to(get some work done and) watch Maria's match. :unsure:

gc-spurs
Sep 26th, 2011, 01:31 AM
I haven't had internet for a while, and still won't for maybe the next week at worst. Hopefully I get it back asap so I can catch some Maria matches.

Question, do you think I'll get banned on computers at uni for livestreaming? I'm on my break, have nothing to do tomorrow and seriously thinking of going to uni to(get some work done and) watch Maria's match. :unsure:

Well if it helps I do it all the time at uni. Stream NBA and tennis on the uni computers all the time. During the 2010 playoffs I even had my NBA stream running in a computer lab next to my lecture theatre and just went back and forth between my lecture and the game.

Cherry.
Sep 26th, 2011, 01:37 AM
I haven't had internet for a while, and still won't for maybe the next week at worst. Hopefully I get it back asap so I can catch some Maria matches.

Question, do you think I'll get banned on computers at uni for livestreaming? I'm on my break, have nothing to do tomorrow and seriously thinking of going to uni to(get some work done and) watch Maria's match. :unsure:
Does your uni have rules against livestreaming on computers? If not then I don't think so, cos at my uni it's perfectly fine doing so, and I've done it multiple times.

Steven.
Sep 26th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Well if it helps I do it all the time at uni. Stream NBA and tennis on the uni computers all the time. During the 2010 playoffs I even had my NBA stream running in a computer lab next to my lecture theatre and just went back and forth between my lecture and the game.

:lol: I streamed this year's cincy final at uni but nothing happened (yet) so I'm hoping that'll be the case for tomorrow. I mean, using as much data as I want is part of my priviledge right...? :tape:

Reptilia
Sep 26th, 2011, 01:52 AM
How long till the match?? I'm thinking an afternoon nap is on the cards..

gc-spurs
Sep 26th, 2011, 02:35 AM
A nap is a good idea, its not for at least 5.5hrs.

heelsrule1988
Sep 26th, 2011, 02:49 AM
Here we go, the worst time of the year... hardly any way for me to watch Maria's matches now. Sigh.

lefty24
Sep 26th, 2011, 08:38 AM
Night dress!!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 26th, 2011, 08:52 AM
2-1

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 26th, 2011, 08:54 AM
15-00

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 26th, 2011, 08:54 AM
30-00

Fighterpova
Sep 26th, 2011, 09:59 AM
Crap performance, but a win is a win :rolleyes:
At least she wore the night dress :hearts:

gc-spurs
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:08 AM
Crap performance, but a win is a win :rolleyes:
At least she wore the night dress :hearts:

Early call yet

Pops Maellard
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:14 AM
She did it finally :lol:. Not bad serve display I s'pose.

18majors
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:15 AM
Good win for Maria, Tanasugarn played very well.

claypova
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:18 AM
def. tanasugarn 62 75 :o

claypova
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:19 AM
the only positive is that she's wearing her night dress :)

Crux Squall
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Please a better form in next round

Cherry.
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:25 AM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/attachments/month_1109/11092618226a77bfe285320d9b.png

Cherry.
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:26 AM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/attachments/month_1109/110926182222601ca63294d39d.png

**mashafierce**
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:27 AM
That was a bad match.She didn't play very well.I think she's a little disappointed and mostly tired.Anyway I don't like her game in hardcourts and I miss grass

Lachy
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Serve % :worship: :bowdown:

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:47 AM
Not Impressed :angel:. Please do better next round :angel:.

madmax
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:51 AM
That was a bad match.She didn't play very well.I think she's a little disappointed and mostly tired.Anyway I don't like her game in hardcourts and I miss grass

it wasn't that bad really. She played much better than she did on blue clay of Flushing Meadows and her serve was a weapon again. She's making errors, but that is her game anyway

Andy.
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:55 AM
She was playing so well up until her typical lapse at 3/0 in the second. Hopefully that was just a bit of first match nerves and rust. Fingers crossed for some better form next up.

vozas
Sep 26th, 2011, 10:57 AM
It was fine. She didn't look tired at all imo. Serve was great. She could've been more piercing and decisive earlier in the rallies but other than that it was just enough.

**mashafierce**
Sep 26th, 2011, 11:32 AM
It was fine. She didn't look tired at all imo. Serve was great. She could've been more piercing and decisive earlier in the rallies but other than that it was just enough.

What I meant is that I believe she is tired after the whole season not physically but mentally

Maria Croft
Sep 26th, 2011, 11:52 AM
What a shock, most fans aren't impressed, that must mean Maria won in straight sets...

Those are some impressive serve stats, less than 5 doubles and 7 aces.

vozas
Sep 26th, 2011, 12:27 PM
She looked pretty pumped up too. Bobbing her head like pre-surgerypova. Not that it matters now, all Slams have come and gone.

Mistress of Evil
Sep 26th, 2011, 12:38 PM
What a shock, most fans aren't impressed, that must mean Maria won in straight sets...

Those are some impressive serve stats, less than 5 doubles and 7 aces.

It was fine. She didn't look tired at all imo. Serve was great. She could've been more piercing and decisive earlier in the rallies but other than that it was just enough.

I watched the match and its not that the serve was great, Tanasugarn just couldn't return to save her life, at all. Masha should have won 6-2 6-0 :shrug:

vozas
Sep 26th, 2011, 12:50 PM
I watched the match and its not that the serve was great, Tanasugarn just couldn't return to save her life, at all. Masha should have won 6-2 6-0 :shrug:

It was pretty solid, definitely much better than the way she served throughout this year, with Rome being the exception. Great placement.

Steven.
Sep 26th, 2011, 01:06 PM
omg and I thought you guys were harsh in the GM result thread :o she did well. Tamarine played pretty damn well in the 2nd set, infact her level in the second set was much better than the first set. Her returns were on fire, she wasn't missing many groundies and her serve was also on fire.

As for Maria, she played quite well too. Her serve was pretty good today, and I'll be extremely happy if she can maintain this level of serve throughout the tournament, or even for the rest of her career. :oh: And anyway, while her level did drop in the second set, it was still a solid performance. 22 winners and 22 UEs, 7 aces and 4 df; don't tell me you guys aren't happy with that ESPECIALLY considering her dire form throughout the US Open series and the US Open itself.

18majors
Sep 26th, 2011, 01:18 PM
omg and I thought you guys were harsh in the GM result thread :o she did well. Tamarine played pretty damn well in the 2nd set, infact her level in the second set was much better than the first set. Her returns were on fire, she wasn't missing many groundies and her serve was also on fire.

As for Maria, she played quite well too. Her serve was pretty good today, and I'll be extremely happy if she can maintain this level of serve throughout the tournament, or even for the rest of her career. :oh: And anyway, while her level did drop in the second set, it was still a solid performance. 22 winners and 22 UEs, 7 aces and 4 df; don't tell me you guys aren't happy with that ESPECIALLY considering her dire form throughout the US Open series and the US Open itself.

I agreed Maria didn't play well the seven weeks in North America but I'm happy that she won Cincy.

Lachy
Sep 26th, 2011, 01:27 PM
LOL it wasn't that bad. Tanasugarn hit some fcking ridiculous shots towards the end of the 2nd. Her technique looked as though she was dislocating her wrist every time she hit a forehand :hysteric: Always that chance of her opponent going for broke and she did well to compose herself and get the job done!

Dieter.
Sep 26th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Today was the first day of university, so i didn't had the chance to watch her play. :[
How did she do?

Monzanator
Sep 26th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Her dress resembles Wozniacki's USO 2010 one very much (with the grey/yellow pattern). It's still very beautiful dress though, one of her best ever (still nothing comes close to the Fed Cup 2008 :sobbing: ).

BuckJaysRock
Sep 26th, 2011, 04:17 PM
she has to play better next round

Monzanator
Sep 26th, 2011, 04:22 PM
I presume it will be Goerges in R3 and she hasn't been all that impressive on HC this year :shrug:

MM_1257
Sep 26th, 2011, 05:09 PM
I heard ErrorPova made a visit on court today... Gonna try to watch the match later. Happy she won now I hope she can continue winning.

dsanders06
Sep 26th, 2011, 05:37 PM
I am so ready for Maria to have a great end to the year. Win here and at the YEC, please. If she has to end the year as Slamlesspova, I want her to atleast establish herself as Head Bitch at the non-Slams :cool:


I presume it will be Goerges in R3 and she hasn't been all that impressive on HC this year :shrug:

I think it'll be Greta Arn tbh. Which might be quite awkward - I'd expect Maria to eventually win it no matter what, but Arn might go in with a lot of confidence after Auckland, and make it into an ugly 3-setter :unsure:

If it's Goerges, it'll probably be something like 6-3 6-1 for Maria. Goerges is utterly hopeless on courts this quick, especially against someone who hits with so much pace and depth like Maria ... I remember Goerges even got overpowered by KIRILENKO at Stanford this year :hysteric:

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 26th, 2011, 05:48 PM
I think Arn is gonna be Maria's next opponent :shrug:. But I hope it's Julia :yeah:. Maria will definitely raise her level if she faces her :yeah:.

I want another title so bad :hysteric:. Winning this and YEC would be awesome. I actually don't see anyone stopping Maria from YEC title:angel:.

Dieter.
Sep 26th, 2011, 06:02 PM
I just checked the Eurosport 2 schedule and they are showing tennis in about half an hour. Hopefully it will be Maria's match. *fingers crossed*

MM_1257
Sep 26th, 2011, 09:03 PM
When is Masha's next match?

Break My Rapture
Sep 26th, 2011, 09:13 PM
Way to make things complicated AGAIN Maria. :lol: But she would've probably screwed up completely had she worn that jinx day dress so YAY for the night piece of art. :hearts:

18majors
Sep 26th, 2011, 09:16 PM
When is Masha's next match?

Maria will play R3 on Wednesday and everyday after that if she keeps on winning. The final is on Saturday, October 1.

Maria will play R3 with Julia Goerges.

Crux Squall
Sep 27th, 2011, 05:08 AM
Maria will face Goegres in 3rd round tomorrow.

Cherry.
Sep 27th, 2011, 05:08 AM
Yay. Finally a meeting between Maria & Julia since AO. :hearts:
Can't wait.

Mistress of Evil
Sep 27th, 2011, 05:32 AM
Hopefully, Martha beats Gorgeous in 2 bitchslapping Julia coz of her dropout from the Maria girls :hearts:

Crux Squall
Sep 27th, 2011, 06:27 AM
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/317647_292303227452598_217361314946790_1351476_203 0497893_n.jpg

Steven.
Sep 27th, 2011, 06:54 AM
Sharapova only got out of her slump in this year's clay season (or in Miami at the very earliest) and so I'm expecting a much easier win against Goerges tomorrow.

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 27th, 2011, 07:13 AM
Maria in two please :cheer:.

Reptilia
Sep 27th, 2011, 07:20 AM
That AO match was good times! :awww:

madmax
Sep 27th, 2011, 07:50 AM
:facepalm:
Why does Julia have to meet Maria anytime she is gathering some good form...damn it, I hate this draw:mad:

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 27th, 2011, 08:17 AM
Maria should win this match right :scratch:?

Julia sucks on hard :sobbing:.

18majors
Sep 27th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Goerges is rounding into form, Maria needs to play well.

shaktincredible
Sep 27th, 2011, 12:54 PM
OOP tomorrow:

Center Court 11:00
Iveta Benesova (CZE) vs [4]Vera Zvonareva(RUS)
NB 12:00
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) vs [12]Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
[13]Julia Goerges (GER) vs [2]Maria Sharapova (RUS) -possible court change
NB 5:00
[1]Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) or Jarmila Gajdosova(SVK) vs Kaia Kanepi (EST) -possible court change
[9]Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs [8]Jelena Jankovic (SRB)


WTF?? :(

Lachy
Sep 27th, 2011, 01:02 PM
LOL they can't move her off center court surely? :spit:

18majors
Sep 27th, 2011, 01:26 PM
LOL they can't move her off center court surely? :spit:

They were going to move Maria into Woz's time slot if Woz lost.

Lachy
Sep 27th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Ahh that makes more sense :lol:

canadia
Sep 27th, 2011, 03:01 PM
This schedule sucks! I wish Caro had lost b/c I can wake up at 5:30 am to watch her match but I assume she will play around 3 am my time and that is way too early for me. I will have to wake up and be all nervous logging into TF to see what the result was.:scared:

Lachy
Sep 27th, 2011, 03:07 PM
This schedule sucks! I wish Caro had lost b/c I can wake up at 5:30 am to watch her match but I assume she will play around 3 am my time and that is way too early for me. I will have to wake up and be all nervous logging into TF to see what the result was.:scared:

Oh that is the worst feeling ever :lol: Having to log in to find out the score :scared: :lol:

canadia
Sep 27th, 2011, 03:20 PM
Oh that is the worst feeling ever :lol: Having to log in to find out the score :nervous: :lol:

Oh yeah, honestly my stomach is in knots! It's so crazy. I'm a bit embarrased to admit to that. :shrug:

and to make matters worse, I loved Maria and Julia's match in AO so I would love to watch this rematch!

Break My Rapture
Sep 27th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Maria should be alright as long as her shots have good depth on it..can't afford to let her strokes drop mid-court. Hopefully another good quality match from these two.

Good luck Maria. :hearts:

MM_1257
Sep 27th, 2011, 04:23 PM
Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for this match. I expect a difficult one. :scared: I watched Maria vs. Tamarine and I was a bit sad, she seems a bit without confidence. Come on Maria, build up your game!
When is this match scheduled local time or CET?

Crux Squall
Sep 27th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for this match. I expect a difficult one. :scared: I watched Maria vs. Tamarine and I was a bit sad, she seems a bit without confidence. Come on Maria, build up your game!
When is this match scheduled local time or CET?

Local time.
I remember the last match between them in AO, amazing form from Maria in last 2 set

Sasja
Sep 27th, 2011, 04:51 PM
Oh that is the worst feeling ever :lol: Having to log in to find out the score :scared: :lol:

Oh yeah, honestly my stomach is in knots! It's so crazy. I'm a bit embarrased to admit to that. :shrug:

IKR. Getting all nervous to watch the results :lol: :oh:

Good luck against Julia :cheer:

rucolo
Sep 27th, 2011, 06:33 PM
6-2 3-0 and then :rolleyes: But Maria won and has a new punchbag now! :drool:

Can`t see Maria losing to Julia. So badly want revenge on Kvitova in QF :fiery:

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/317647_292303227452598_217361314946790_1351476_203 0497893_n.jpg

Both look :hearts:

Crux Squall
Sep 28th, 2011, 04:44 AM
good luck Maria

BuckJaysRock
Sep 28th, 2011, 04:59 AM
maria plays in a few minutes good luck

s teddy
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:03 AM
It's already 1 AM here, and I have to get up at 6. What I do for my Maria... :sobbing: :hearts:

lefty24
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:05 AM
It's already 1 AM here, and I have to get up at 6. What I do for my Maria... :sobbing: :hearts:

same. sometimes I wonder if Maria knows how devoted we are.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:26 AM
30-15.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:26 AM
40-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:27 AM
40-30.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:28 AM
1-3

s teddy
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:29 AM
Wrong thread?

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:30 AM
2-3

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 28th, 2011, 06:13 AM
2-3

We have a live-scoring thread :angel:.

Here it is :yeah:http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=443987&page=153

18majors
Sep 28th, 2011, 07:15 AM
Good win Maria, was a tough battle.

claypova
Sep 28th, 2011, 07:17 AM
a win is a win.

good god, Petra is next :bigcry:

s teddy
Sep 28th, 2011, 07:19 AM
Thanks Maria. Now I'm off to get 2 1/2 hours of sleep. :bigwave:

Trih
Sep 28th, 2011, 07:20 AM
\o/ win!
Happy to make a first post like this :P

Mistress of Evil
Sep 28th, 2011, 07:21 AM
not having any hopes for tomorrow :awww:

Lachy
Sep 28th, 2011, 07:21 AM
Amazing match. Goerges is a tough customer as we all know. Amazing groundies, unfortunate breakdown in the service department but her serving in the first set was incredible. Well done Masha :D

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 28th, 2011, 07:22 AM
A win is a win. Good moments and shots from Masha , but some crappy ones as well.

Improve against Petra please. Can't wait to see the match tomorrow.

Mistress of Evil
Sep 28th, 2011, 07:31 AM
Amazing match. Goerges is a tough customer as we all know. Amazing groundies, unfortunate breakdown in the service department but her serving in the first set was incredible. Well done Masha :D

the forehand was more than fine :yeah: but she did made 20+ UEs on the backhand which is very concerning :sad:

madmax
Sep 28th, 2011, 07:33 AM
Matches between Maria and Julia are always close and messy - with such gamestyles they are both prone to wild errors and great winners at the same time. Mashenka just needs to remember that she also has BH in her next match and she'll be fine

Trih
Sep 28th, 2011, 07:37 AM
She made a lot of points with 1st serve, too bad when she had to serve a 2nd she made like less than 20% points.. :\

Sasja
Sep 28th, 2011, 08:55 AM
Couldn't watch the match :sobbing:

Maria :) Now against Petra :shrug:

Crux Squall
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:00 AM
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/310835_292825937400327_217361314946790_1353282_187 7046281_n.jpg
11Df :sad:

Crux Squall
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:01 AM
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/309681_292826220733632_217361314946790_1353283_320 50954_n.jpg
rematch of Wimbledon Final: Sharapova vs Kvitova.
H2H 1-1

Trih
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:19 AM
11Df :sad:

If i remember correctly, it was "only" 4 in 1st set, which wasn't so bad at least. Too many in the 2nd set, and 2 times 2 df's in a row. :\

claypova
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:21 AM
^ 5 in first, 6 in second

gc-spurs
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:45 AM
the forehand was more than fine :yeah: but she did made 20+ UEs on the backhand which is very concerning :sad:

I'm fine with that. I'd rather have that off because it's more likely to be back fine next round, unlike the forehand.

Reptilia
Sep 28th, 2011, 09:49 AM
Straight sets win :yeah: I didn't see the match but hopefully i'll be able to catch the Kvitty one :D

Pops Maellard
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:41 AM
Good win, now hopefully she can clean up the serve and get some revenge. :D

denny5576
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:04 AM
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2785/screenhunter14sep280216.gif

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/9619/screenhunter35sep280316.gif

Andy.
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:14 AM
It may not have been her best but it was good enough to get her the win and thats what counts at the end of the day. At least she lives on to fight another day and improve.

18majors
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:37 AM
Maria will play her QF match Thursday NB 5:00 PM on Center Court.

Crux Squall
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:53 AM
If Maria wins the match tomorrow, She will have a 1st round Bye in Beijing

Crux Squall
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:57 AM
Tomorrow's Schedule
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/317426_292870544062533_217361314946790_1353513_204 6661874_n.jpg

madmax
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:58 AM
Julia's W/UE ratio looks even better than Maria's...our girl willed this win on her guts alone - this bodes well for her future chances in this tourney

Maria Croft
Sep 28th, 2011, 12:05 PM
Very good that she was able to put her away in two sets, tie-breaks no less.
Those double faults are as always a problem. If she keeps her errors down she should make the SF's here.

doooma6816
Sep 28th, 2011, 12:51 PM
I'm so happy she won....but I'm really pissed off because I can't watch her matches...I'm at school. ;/
I hope she'll beat Petra, she needs it.
Good luck Masha!:cheer:

vozas
Sep 28th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Tokyo is a mess :help:

What else is new?

lefty24
Sep 28th, 2011, 01:23 PM
I only watched the beginning of the first set until my mom caught me on the computer at 2am.
I can't wait to see her match vs. Kivitova. It's time for some revenge.

Stupid verizon fios cancelled Tennis Channel so now I'll have to watch it on some crappy stream. :mad:

Cherry.
Sep 28th, 2011, 01:26 PM
I only watched the beginning of the first set until my mom caught me on the computer at 2am.
I can't wait to see her match vs. Kivitova. It's time for some revenge.

Stupid verizon fios cancelled Tennis Channel so now I'll have to watch it on some crappy stream. :mad:
Can't you watch ESPN3? The quality of the stream is fantastic.

gc-spurs
Sep 28th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Fuck you US viewers, you're just spoiled with streams and TC :(

All we has is Rugby Channel (though that's fucking cool, but still they show rugby on the other channels too).

lefty24
Sep 28th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Can't you watch ESPN3? The quality of the stream is fantastic.

I didn't know it streamed Tokyo. Thank you so much!!!!!

It's still nothing compared to flat screen hd tv. I'm so spoiled. :o

Break My Rapture
Sep 28th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Hmm I'm worried. You know shit's not right when Maria's BH is off. So many errors off that wing, but FH was fine. Serve is still messy.

I'm not expecting too much from tomorrow, I'm actually thinking Kvitova will probably rape Maria again.

18majors
Sep 28th, 2011, 03:15 PM
I only watched the beginning of the first set until my mom caught me on the computer at 2am.
I can't wait to see her match vs. Kivitova. It's time for some revenge.

Stupid verizon fios cancelled Tennis Channel so now I'll have to watch it on some crappy stream. :mad:

I've the same problem, rooting for FiOS to reach a settlement with TC.

Break My Rapture
Sep 28th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Good luck Maria. :hearts:

perseus2006
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Fuck you US viewers, you're just spoiled with streams and TC :(

All we has is Rugby Channel (though that's fucking cool, but still they show rugby on the other channels too).

Just to add insult to injury, not only can we watch Pova live in Tokyo on espn3 but we can also replay the stream later on, should we choose to do that!!! I like to watch it live for the sheer excitement of the tennis match and then watch it again concentrating mostly on Pova's movement. ESPN3 is just simply grand for those tours it shows!

It was a good match: exciting, tense, entertaining, edge of the seat... Julia played well for Julia but Pova didn't play so well as Pova. Pova played the important points a lot better than Julia did, thus winning both tiebreaks. Pova seemed to be off dexiprobopping for much of the second set, though.

slamchamp
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:33 PM
She looked pissed at the end..She probably knows she isn't playing very well

vozas
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:47 PM
She looked pissed at the end..She probably knows she isn't playing very well

I noticed that too, and I'm glad she looked pissed at the end. Not here for Boredpova. A lot of what's been lacking this year is drive and passion, so any signs of her caring about her game and matches is always welcome.

nelsondan
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:48 PM
She looked pissed at the end..She probably knows she isn't playing very well

She will be determined. She has survived not playing well one day, and figures out how to play better the next day very often. It is when she plays well, and something is missing the next day that spells trouble.

Kitten63
Sep 28th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Tough match,hopefully she'll play better against Petra.

Congrats,Masha :cheer: