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WTAtennisfan15
Jan 28th, 2012, 09:40 AM
http://www.fedcup.com/itf/cup/shared/images/fc/en/logo.png

http://www.fedcup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=100017588

04 Feb - 05 Feb 2012

http://www.aljazeera.com/mritems/Images/2011/12/4/201112493412821734_4.jpg

claypova
Jan 28th, 2012, 09:50 AM
ugh, more fail in Moscow? :tears:

just do well Masha, please :o

Mashabator
Jan 28th, 2012, 10:29 AM
Bring on this shit :armed:
Kill everyone, Maria.

Fighterpova
Jan 28th, 2012, 10:35 AM
I'm looking forward to the Fed Cup :)
It's an Olympic year, so nice to see her play for her country :cheer:

Also it's indoors which will give her solid preparation for Paris :D

Good luck!

pedropt
Jan 28th, 2012, 10:37 AM
I couldn't care less about fucking Fed Cup right now :hysteric:

And it's Spain, so Maria will probably face a pusher :o

doomsday
Jan 28th, 2012, 01:03 PM
FUCK THIS. I wanted the OZ title so bad :sad:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 28th, 2012, 02:02 PM
Her dress is gonna be amaze. :inlove:

MM_1257
Jan 28th, 2012, 03:26 PM
DAVAI!!!!!!!!!! (Although I expect her not to be so good since we know how much pressure she puts on herlself...) But still just wanna watch her play for Russia, win or lose!

Nina.
Jan 28th, 2012, 03:33 PM
Just take all your frustration out on Spain, please :sobbing:

JoPova
Jan 28th, 2012, 04:09 PM
When will it be announced the Spanish player Maria is going to play with?

18majors
Jan 28th, 2012, 08:11 PM
It's nice that Maria will play less than one week after her Final disappointments. Hope She continue to improve her serves and movements.

Jack89
Jan 28th, 2012, 08:14 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=100017588

It looks like she'll probably play Carla Suarez Navarro first.

18majors
Jan 28th, 2012, 08:21 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=100017588

It looks like she'll probably play Carla Suarez Navarro first.

It will be a good test for Maria, Navarro played Kvitova tough at the AO.

WTAtennisfan15
Jan 28th, 2012, 09:23 PM
I hope that Maria doesn't fuck it up again, because last year she got a viral infection and almost caused Russia an incredible loss against France... and please Maria work with your footwork! :( :hug:

18majors
Jan 28th, 2012, 09:51 PM
I hope that Maria doesn't fuck it up again, because last year she got a viral infection and almost caused Russia an incredible loss against France... and please Maria work with your footwork! :( :hug:

We'll find out soon enough.

MaitaBaby
Jan 28th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Meltdowns not allowed. Amirite?

cowsonice
Jan 29th, 2012, 03:31 AM
More than anything, this match is for Maria herself, not Russia.

MM_1257
Jan 29th, 2012, 11:13 AM
Eh, anything is allowed, that is how life goes... We cannot tear her up for losing last year or for losing in AO, the one that most got hurt by it - is her... Let's just wish her luck and see what happens.
Who else is playing for Russia?

Fighterpova
Jan 29th, 2012, 12:02 PM
^ Kuzzy, Makarova and....Pavs :scratch:

Qetusi
Jan 29th, 2012, 12:17 PM
Eh, anything is allowed, that is how life goes... We cannot tear her up for losing last year or for losing in AO, the one that most got hurt by it - is her... Let's just wish her luck and see what happens.
Who else is playing for Russia?


Kuznetsova,Petrova and Makarova

MM_1257
Jan 29th, 2012, 01:22 PM
Thanks! Can't wait. Russian fans, could you post links to articles, pics etc. here too?

18majors
Jan 29th, 2012, 02:41 PM
Hope the matches will be streamed.

Ksenia.
Jan 29th, 2012, 04:05 PM
Hope the matches will be streamed.

I'm pretty sure always are :)
And OMG people... I am not over yesterday's loss either but can we not transfer this negative attitude to her next events? :tape:

Trih
Jan 29th, 2012, 04:09 PM
I agree. :mad:
Let's just look forward to the Fed Cup and then Paris!

18majors
Jan 29th, 2012, 04:25 PM
I agree. :mad:
Let's just look forward to the Fed Cup and then Paris!

Would be nice if Maria continues to improve her form for both Fed Cup and Paris!

Shivank17
Jan 30th, 2012, 10:16 AM
Hopefully not another fail in Moscow. :o
If all goes well, she does not get ill :o

Then Fed Cup can be a great preparation for Paris Indoors.Hope she gets the two wins for Russia. :yeah:

ServeCaspian
Jan 30th, 2012, 01:15 PM
Good Luck in Moscow Masha.
BTW, how long does it take for a report to go through? :oh:

Mr.Sharapova
Jan 30th, 2012, 01:17 PM
She'll probably lose her singles matches :sobbing:. Do your best please.

MaitaBaby
Jan 30th, 2012, 04:30 PM
More than anything, this match is for Maria herself, not Russia.

:weirdo:

JoPova
Jan 30th, 2012, 05:34 PM
Does anybody know what Maria will wear for these Fed Cup matches? :hearts:

Shivank17
Jan 30th, 2012, 05:38 PM
A red and white 2 piece.
Something similar to what she wore last time. ;)

killerqueen
Jan 30th, 2012, 05:49 PM
I'm coming into this tournament with fresh optimism. Sure, Maria just got a bit of a beatdown, but she made a final that none of us expected, played pretty well in every match before the final, and importantly, managed to sustain a reasonable serve standard throughout the tourament, not perfect, but improved.

There's currently a thread in GM about the top 5's trajectories in the last year, and it made me realise something nice. Currently, Maria has 7560 points. Coming out of last years AO, she had less than 3000 (2936) - an improvement of over 4600 points. That's seriously awesome, considering the lower end top 10 players don't even have 4600 points. All is not well, but it sure as hell isn't the doom and gloom we all felt the other day! :)

18majors
Jan 30th, 2012, 05:57 PM
I'm coming into this tournament with fresh optimism. Sure, Maria just got a bit of a beatdown, but she made a final that none of us expected, played pretty well in every match before the final, and importantly, managed to sustain a reasonable serve standard throughout the tourament, not perfect, but improved.

There's currently a thread in GM about the top 5's trajectories in the last year, and it made me realise something nice. Currently, Maria has 7560 points. Coming out of last years AO, she had less than 3000 (2936) - an improvement of over 4600 points. That's seriously awesome, considering the lower end top 10 players don't even have 4600 points. All is not well, but it sure as hell isn't the doom and gloom we all felt the other day! :)

Yes, it's something Maria should be very proud of.

However, it's cold in high places, 3,700 of Maria's ranking points came from 3 slams alone. Hopefully Maria will continue to excel at slams and even better, to win 1 or 2.

Mistress of Evil
Jan 30th, 2012, 07:07 PM
Two wins Maria, its a must.

JoPova
Jan 30th, 2012, 07:23 PM
A red and white 2 piece.
Something similar to what she wore last time. ;)

Thanks! I didn't know that! ;)

Cherry.
Jan 30th, 2012, 07:44 PM
Hope she can win a match or two in Moscow :awww:
And don't get sick like she did last year.

Pops Maellard
Jan 30th, 2012, 10:35 PM
Davai :cheer:.

madmax
Jan 31st, 2012, 02:06 AM
just don't get a cold there, will ya...killing spanish pushers on indoor hard shouldn't be much of an issue either

MaitaBaby
Jan 31st, 2012, 02:26 AM
Yes, it's something Maria should be very proud of.

However, it's cold in high places, 3,700 of Maria's ranking points came from 3 slams alone. Hopefully Maria will continue to excel at slams and even better, to win 1 or 2.

or 10 :cool:

Mashabator
Jan 31st, 2012, 07:10 AM
Will there be coverage?

Ksenia.
Jan 31st, 2012, 07:25 AM
Will there be coverage?

Just did some googling and found out it will be on Russian TV. So most likely it will be streamed online too :)

cowsonice
Jan 31st, 2012, 07:42 AM
What's the surface?

Fighterpova
Jan 31st, 2012, 07:42 AM
I'm looking forward to Fed Cup :cheer:
No injuries or illnesses please :awww:

Lead Russia to victory :yeah:

Fighterpova
Jan 31st, 2012, 07:43 AM
What's the surface?

Indoor hard courts :)

cowsonice
Jan 31st, 2012, 08:15 AM
Same venue where they played Kremlin Cup? God that surface is SLOOOWWWW. :scared:

Qetusi
Jan 31st, 2012, 08:33 AM
Same venue where they played Kremlin Cup? God that surface is SLOOOWWWW. :scared:

I think yes

Surface: Hard (RuKortHard), Indoor

MaitaBaby
Jan 31st, 2012, 09:11 AM
Harness the Claypova.

Qetusi
Jan 31st, 2012, 09:20 AM
Vladas Lasitskas @VladasLasitska

So, Maria Sharapova just arrived in Moscow. -20. Welcome.

:tape:

Trih
Jan 31st, 2012, 09:27 AM
It's snowing here too today, I feel closer to Maria. :lol:

madmax
Jan 31st, 2012, 09:28 AM
here we go...in before she catches cold again

Qetusi
Jan 31st, 2012, 09:29 AM
It's snowing here too today, I feel closer to Maria. :lol:

The same here :lol:

JoPova
Jan 31st, 2012, 10:31 AM
It's snowing here too today, I feel closer to Maria. :lol:

I feel the same! ;)

Qetusi
Jan 31st, 2012, 01:57 PM
Vladas Lasitskas @VladasLasitskas
Sharapova's coach Thomas Hogstedt is not in Moscow. He has some problems with visa. He'll arrive later

.....

Mistress of Evil
Jan 31st, 2012, 02:08 PM
Its freezing hell in Europe, hope Masha's health holds up during this temperature shock, this time. :unsure:

WTAtennisfan15
Jan 31st, 2012, 07:13 PM
Uuh, it's -32 C in Finland...:sobbing:

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Winter/frozen-frozen-freeze-winter-smiley-.gif http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Winter/winter-7650.gif

WTAtennisfan15
Jan 31st, 2012, 07:19 PM
http://multiply.com/mu/blueiscoool/image/3/photos/50/1200x120/37/mail.gif?et=JebnG7NElXw%2BYdCguSUiew&nmid=193735533

JoPova
Jan 31st, 2012, 07:38 PM
The weather here in Italy is extremely cold and everything is covered with snow! Can't imagine how cold it must be in Russia! Let's hope Maria can stay healthy!

18majors
Jan 31st, 2012, 09:39 PM
Yes, please stay healthy.

Fighterpova
Jan 31st, 2012, 10:49 PM
It's -21C in Serbia during the day :help:

I can't remember EVER being this cold here :lol:

ServeCaspian
Jan 31st, 2012, 10:57 PM
It's -21C in Serbia during the day :help:

I can't remember EVER being this cold here :lol:

And you're alive how?... And I thought Ireland was bad...

18majors
Jan 31st, 2012, 10:58 PM
It's -21C in Serbia during the day :help:

I can't remember EVER being this cold here :lol:

That's colder than Siberia.

lefty24
Jan 31st, 2012, 11:16 PM
I live in Pennsylvania and it's usually really cold but today it's so nice. But most of this winter has been warm.
Luckily I've only been to Russia in the summer, but my parents tell me the Russian winter was horrible.

cowsonice
Jan 31st, 2012, 11:25 PM
16C/61F in California :):nerner:

I'd never survive Russian winters. I don't think any foreigner would :tape:

Steven.
Feb 1st, 2012, 03:14 AM
Hi guys. :wavey: When do we find out who Maria plays? And is she playing one or two rubbers?

claypova
Feb 1st, 2012, 04:40 AM
-21? :spit: i found 22 degrees today in sydney cold :sobbing:

Shivank17
Feb 1st, 2012, 04:54 AM
The lowest temperature here in Mumbai, India is 8 to 9 degrees. :o

Trih
Feb 1st, 2012, 06:21 AM
I'm lucky to live near a lake which helps, it's "only" -4° here. :lol:

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:04 AM
In Kosovo last night it was -22 :sobbing:. Today is much much warmer.

Ksenia.
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:30 AM
I saw this on my fb feed yesterday and it made me lol. Estonian weather lady seems depressed with the forecast :lol:
http://i39.tinypic.com/11s2hhk.jpg

WTAtennisfan15
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:32 AM
:haha:

Oh it's +38C in Purnululu National Park, Australia
http://www.dancehallspot.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

what a temperature change for Maria!

Fighterpova
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:10 AM
-12 C today :cheer: :lol:

I remember a year ago at this time, it was +10C :lol:


Winters are usually around 0-5 C here, but it's so cold this year. In the summer, it's usually very hot, one year I remember it was 45 C :help: but it's usually around 30 :)

Reptilia
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:11 AM
OMG :crying2: I just can't imagine having winters like y'all have.

Fighterpova
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:59 AM
The forecast says that it's gonna be cold for a while :hysteric:
This is the coldest winter in my life so far :unsure:

Ksenia.
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:28 AM
"Acclimatization is going as well as it can. I came here yesterday and I was obviously a little shocked by the climate change. I had my first practice today and I have a couple of days to get used to the climate. I hope it will be enough" - Maria
http://www.championat.com/tennis/news-1070679-sharapova-ispytala-nebolshoj-shok-ot-peremeny-klimata.html

Break My Rapture
Feb 1st, 2012, 12:20 PM
Please don't get sick again. :sobbing:

ServeCaspian
Feb 1st, 2012, 03:47 PM
-21? :spit: i found 22 degrees today in sydney cold :sobbing:

I don't even know what to say to that... :lol:

s teddy
Feb 1st, 2012, 03:59 PM
Here, we're having one of the warmest winters that I can remember. :lol:

We stole all of the Europeans' heat. :nerner:

lefty24
Feb 1st, 2012, 04:27 PM
This thread is making me cold.

imema
Feb 1st, 2012, 05:00 PM
http://freevideo.rt.com/video/11356

lefty24
Feb 1st, 2012, 05:27 PM
http://freevideo.rt.com/video/11356

Aww she's so cute laughing in the beggining. :hearts:

Charlatan
Feb 1st, 2012, 05:33 PM
is that preggie myskina? the one who is talking on her cell phone after the camera shows maria laughing in the beginning.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 1st, 2012, 05:36 PM
Some Myskina/Sharapova tension right there :hearts: I can't imagine how much must it hurt asking her about that final :crying2:

Ksenia.
Feb 1st, 2012, 06:06 PM
is that preggie myskina? the one who is talking on her cell phone after the camera shows maria laughing in the beginning.

Yep. She's always pregnant lately, isn't she? :sobbing:

Ksenia.
Feb 1st, 2012, 06:10 PM
Video from press-conference http://www.championat.com/video/tennis/v/44/44219.html :)

MM_1257
Feb 1st, 2012, 06:47 PM
:hearts: thank you all

killerqueen
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:04 PM
Some Myskina/Sharapova tension right there :hearts: I can't imagine how much must it hurt asking her about that final :crying2:

I know! She looked like she wasn't letting it get to her to badly, but Maria has one of the finest poker faces I've ever seen, so it's impossible to tell. :(

WTAtennisfan15
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:18 PM
TnOaFxtm0j8

18majors
Feb 1st, 2012, 09:09 PM
Looking forward to watching Maria play in a few days; wondering whether her improved confidence will translate into better plays.

cowsonice
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:12 PM
Maria speaking Russian :hearts:

lefty24
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:20 PM
I love that the Russian players call her Masha.

but Martha doesn't like it.

*Nefertiti*
Feb 1st, 2012, 11:22 PM
I love that the Russian players call her Masha.

but Martha doesn't like it.

It's better than Martha. Why do you call her Martha?

MM_1257
Feb 2nd, 2012, 01:19 AM
?? Who said Maria doesn't like it? We all know the diminutive of Maria is Masha. And I am more than sure Sasha calls her Masha nad Russian journalists do it, too.

lefty24
Feb 2nd, 2012, 04:20 AM
?? Who said Maria doesn't like it? We all know the diminutive of Maria is Masha. And I am more than sure Sasha calls her Masha nad Russian journalists do it, too.

haha I don't think she actually dislikes it. If I were to meet her I would probably call her Masha.
I just like calling her martha cause it reminds me of grand martha.

Trih
Feb 2nd, 2012, 06:43 AM
Maria speaking Russian :hearts:

I love it. :hearts:

goldlion
Feb 2nd, 2012, 07:07 AM
The players that she's playing is just different caliber, way lower than her level. She'll win.

Qetusi
Feb 2nd, 2012, 02:42 PM
EVesnina001 Elena Vesnina

It was one of the craziest day in Moscow.Snowing,traffics.Was late for my practice with Maria,but she is nice and she forgive me for that☺


:D

domon17th
Feb 2nd, 2012, 02:44 PM
Yo guys, have avoided the forum since last Saturday. Finally seeing the positives and more or less got rid of the Melbourne finals. C'mon Masha! Carry over your good form and school those Spaniards and finally do something about your dreadful record in Moscow! A few wins should stand her in good stead for the upcoming IW/Miami double.

18majors
Feb 2nd, 2012, 03:35 PM
EVesnina001 Elena Vesnina

It was one of the craziest day in Moscow.Snowing,traffics.Was late for my practice with Maria,but she is nice and she forgive me for that☺


:D

Maria can always count on Vesnina! Vesnina deserves a lot of credits for playing AO Exho match which catapulted Maria into the Final.

18majors
Feb 2nd, 2012, 03:37 PM
The players that she's playing is just different caliber, way lower than her level. She'll win.

They are lowered ranked players but upsets are the norm in WTA; will be happy if Maria wins 1 or 2 matches.

MaitaBaby
Feb 2nd, 2012, 03:56 PM
Maria can always count on Vesnina! Vesnina deserves a lot of credits for playing AO Exho match which catapulted Maria into the Final.

:lol: Share your prize money, Masha!

18majors
Feb 2nd, 2012, 03:58 PM
:lol: Share your prize money, Masha!

Didn't she?

ServeCaspian
Feb 2nd, 2012, 03:59 PM
Everyone seems to have vanished from TF. Will they be back for Paris or not til RG?

Qetusi
Feb 2nd, 2012, 04:15 PM
Vesnina aslo said that Masha hasn't taken offense, has simply told her to make 100 penal press-ups :lol:

Maria was in a great mood today, at her practise, incomparable at yesterday's press conference.

lefty24
Feb 2nd, 2012, 04:30 PM
Vesnina aslo said that Masha hasn't taken offense, has simply told her to make 100 penal press-ups :lol:

Maria was in a great mood today, at her practise, incomparable at yesterday's press conference.

Haha I read that. I'm glad Maria isn't being a cold bitch... And I hope she wasn't serious about the push ups. :p

Qetusi
Feb 2nd, 2012, 04:34 PM
Haha I read that. I'm glad Maria isn't being a cold bitch... And I hope she wasn't serious about the push ups. :p

No, no , no it was a joke.... :lol:

MM_1257
Feb 2nd, 2012, 04:44 PM
Ofc, Masha was serious. :devil: Duuuh. What Masha says the rest must do ;)... :p I on the contrary of everyone else loved her presser - she was sarcastic in the right way - boring questions deserve such an answer, I especially loved the: "We are not playing on the street" :drool: I just didn't like how she dismissed them when they digged about her marriage. :tape:

lefty24
Feb 2nd, 2012, 05:10 PM
No, no , no it was a joke.... :lol:

Haha I know I was being sarcastic. ;)
Considering a big part of sarcasm is tone of voice it's hard to interpret it on the Internet.
It's really nice of Vesnina to help the fed cup team even though she's not playing.

dsanders06
Feb 2nd, 2012, 05:32 PM
Glad it sounds like they've sped up the Moscow surface since the disgustingly slow courts they were using at the Kremlin Cup last year... I was having visions of Medina Garrigues or someone moonballing their way to a win over Maria :scared:

heelsrule1988
Feb 2nd, 2012, 07:04 PM
Wish I could watch this. :[

Oh well... at least Paris the week after will have some coverage on Tennis Channel. :)

18majors
Feb 2nd, 2012, 07:05 PM
Wish I could watch this. :[

Oh well... at least Paris the week after will have some coverage on Tennis Channel. :)

Aren't the matches streamed?

Qetusi
Feb 2nd, 2012, 07:11 PM
Aren't the matches streamed?

They will be streamed, for sure

gc-spurs
Feb 2nd, 2012, 08:37 PM
Holy shit. These players have legit made a ~50 degree weather jump. I cannot imagine. Lol and I'm here complaining that there's not enough sun to go swimming and getting a tan.

*Nefertiti*
Feb 2nd, 2012, 09:05 PM
Considering a big part of sarcasm is tone of voice it's hard to interpret it on the Internet.


I know :lol: I am always in that situation.

MaitaBaby
Feb 3rd, 2012, 01:57 AM
Holy shit. These players have legit made a ~50 degree weather jump. I cannot imagine. Lol and I'm here complaining that there's not enough sun to go swimming and getting a tan.

Hi

JamieOwen3
Feb 3rd, 2012, 05:32 AM
Hey :) my laptop has been under siege by hackers and im pissed off beyond belief!! I don't really think they got in but im paranoid to put it on now. I hate those bastards more than anything else atm. Im even on my phone posting this, So when is the first fed cup match?

Mistress of Evil
Feb 3rd, 2012, 06:57 AM
Poor Jamie :hug: Its tomorrow and has Maria be elected to play a second match as well it will be on Sunday!

JamieOwen3
Feb 3rd, 2012, 07:23 AM
thank you :) i will not be beaten by some ass holes. i luckily never shop online so if they want my account details and shit it's tough luck.

Qetusi
Feb 3rd, 2012, 10:10 AM
Fed Cup tie will start Masha against Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA, tomorrow at 15:00 (moscow time)
followed by Sveta against Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO

Crux Squall
Feb 3rd, 2012, 10:23 AM
I have no idea who Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA is =.=

JoPova
Feb 3rd, 2012, 10:27 AM
Fed Cup tie will start Masha against Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA, tomorrow at 15:00 (moscow time)

Have they ever played against each other?

lefty24
Feb 3rd, 2012, 10:45 AM
So it starts in 23 hours? I'm confused.

Crux Squall
Feb 3rd, 2012, 10:54 AM
Have they ever played against each other?

1st meeting :)

Trih
Feb 3rd, 2012, 11:01 AM
So it starts in 23 hours? I'm confused.

Yes, it starts at 11.00 GMT, so 23 hours from now.

JoPova
Feb 3rd, 2012, 11:08 AM
1st meeting :)

Thanks! ;)

Can't wait to see Maria play with the support of her compatriots! :hearts:

ServeCaspian
Feb 3rd, 2012, 11:46 AM
I have no idea who Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA is =.=

:confused: :confused:
Has anyone heard of this girl before? I'd remember a name like that.

lefty24
Feb 3rd, 2012, 11:54 AM
Yes, it starts at 11.00 GMT, so 23 hours from now.

cool thanks! I was confused cause I thought it started today. Now I don't have to miss it. :D

dsanders06
Feb 3rd, 2012, 12:31 PM
She'd better not not lose more than 5 games to that Solar Eclipse girl :lol:

Kind of worried about Suarez Navarro though, that girl can play when she puts her mind to it :scared:

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 3rd, 2012, 12:39 PM
Maria will blast through competition that's a sure thing. Spain has nothing on Russia :shrug:.

Maria rocks
Feb 3rd, 2012, 01:04 PM
FUCK THIS. I wanted the OZ title so bad :sad:

We all did but its gone now. Gotta move on.

Just in case anyone hasan't seen this:

http://womenstennisnow.com/2012/sharapova-to-play-soler-espinosa-in-fed-cup-opener/

JamieOwen3
Feb 3rd, 2012, 01:09 PM
Just about over the loss thank you :sobbing: kill all opposition this tie maria!!

Craig.
Feb 3rd, 2012, 02:31 PM
She'd better not not lose more than 5 games to that Solar Eclipse girl :lol:

Kind of worried about Suarez Navarro though, that girl can play when she puts her mind to it :scared:

Whatevz, it's Fed Cup.

ServeCaspian
Feb 3rd, 2012, 04:06 PM
Does anyone know if/when Rena is playing Vika in Fed Cup. I want some lovers revenge... :hysteric:

Maria rocks
Feb 3rd, 2012, 04:20 PM
Fed Cup tie will start Masha against Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA, tomorrow at 15:00 (moscow time)
followed by Sveta against Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO

http://www.mariasharapova.com/news/fed-cup-draw.aspx

madmax
Feb 3rd, 2012, 05:42 PM
so does anyone have a clue about this Espinisa chick?:devil: Typical spanish moonballer, ain't she?

lefty24
Feb 3rd, 2012, 05:52 PM
Kick some spanish ass mash

18majors
Feb 3rd, 2012, 05:57 PM
so does anyone have a clue about this Espinisa chick?:devil: Typical spanish moonballer, ain't she?

It's a surprise that she ranks 77 but nobody knows anything about her.

dsanders06
Feb 3rd, 2012, 06:04 PM
It's a surprise that she ranks 77 but nobody knows anything about her.

I imagine she's one of those mediocre players who's good enough to clean up at the claycourt ITF events and get a load of ranking points from them, but not good enough to actually do anything noteworthy on the WTA Tour.

By the way, it just occurred to me.. why is Maria actually playing this? Isn't she already qualified for the Olympics because she played Fed Cup last year? Is she playing because she actually WANTS to play it? :speakles:

ServeCaspian
Feb 3rd, 2012, 06:06 PM
I imagine she's one of those mediocre players who's good enough to clean up at the claycourt ITF events and get a load of ranking points from them, but not good enough to actually do anything noteworthy on the WTA Tour.

By the way, it just occurred to me.. why is Maria actually playing this? Isn't she already qualified for the Olympics because she played Fed Cup last year? Is she playing because she actually WANTS to play it? :speakles:

You have to play TWICE in the four years between OG to qualify. And no, it's not 'cus she wants to. Next two times she plays will be feb. 2015 and 2016 :lol:

dsanders06
Feb 3rd, 2012, 06:12 PM
You have to play TWICE in the four years between OG to qualify. And no, it's not 'cus she wants to. Next two times she plays will be feb. 2015 and 2016 :lol:

Didn't she only play Fed Cup once in the run-up to the 2008 Olympics though? And she qualified for that (albeit had to withdraw a few weeks before)...

That explanation would make a lot more sense though, I was thinking it would be very unMaria-like to actually have a genuine desire to play Fed Cup :lol:

ServeCaspian
Feb 3rd, 2012, 06:19 PM
Didn't she only play Fed Cup once in the run-up to the 2008 Olympics though? And she qualified for that (albeit had to withdraw a few weeks before)...

That explanation would make a lot more sense though, I was thinking it would be very unMaria-like to actually have a genuine desire to play Fed Cup :lol:

Because of her injury she couldn't play '07 but apparently 'cus she practiced with the team and watched the matches, she qualified. You just have to show ''commitment'' to Fed Cup and apparently that was enough. They're always gonna pull strings for Masha though. :lol:

GrandMartha
Feb 3rd, 2012, 06:42 PM
why Soler-Espinosa when MJMS could probably do more damage? :confused: And I just noticed that AMG is not on the spanish team this time. She always had close matches with Masha.

lefty24
Feb 3rd, 2012, 06:50 PM
why Soler-Espinosa when MJMS could probably do more damage? :confused: And I just noticed that AMG is not on the spanish team this time. She always had close matches with Masha.

Yeah I don't want to jinx anything but this Spanish team seems weak.

Fighterpova
Feb 3rd, 2012, 07:11 PM
I wont be able to watch the match :(
I have school tomorrow :sobbing:

goldlion
Feb 3rd, 2012, 07:15 PM
AMG tweaked her angle during AO, so I guess there's no real strong player in Spain. Plus it's indoor, no advantage at all

Cherry.
Feb 3rd, 2012, 07:19 PM
why Soler-Espinosa when MJMS could probably do more damage? :confused: And I just noticed that AMG is not on the spanish team this time. She always had close matches with Masha.She rolled her ankle in her match vs. Li Na in AO.

ServeCaspian
Feb 3rd, 2012, 07:46 PM
I wont be able to watch the match :(
I have school tomorrow :sobbing:

:confused:
Saturday?

*Nefertiti*
Feb 3rd, 2012, 07:48 PM
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg876/scaled.php?tn=0&server=876&filename=aq7au.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg616/scaled.php?tn=0&server=616&filename=15fat.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg859/scaled.php?tn=0&server=859&filename=uzsep.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

Fighterpova
Feb 3rd, 2012, 08:19 PM
:confused:
Saturday?

Yeah :sobbing:

We went to a school trip in Greece for 8 days in September, so now we have "working Saturdays", once a month :sobbing:

We have 2 more left :D

Break My Rapture
Feb 3rd, 2012, 08:27 PM
Those pictures are SO cute. :crying2:

lefty24
Feb 3rd, 2012, 08:33 PM
Those pictures are SO cute. :crying2:

Your Avi and sig are so depressing. :sad:

rucolo
Feb 3rd, 2012, 10:42 PM
Saturday
R1: Sharapova (RUS) v Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
R2: Kuznetsova (RUS) v Suarez Navarro (ESP)

Sunday
R3: Sharapova (RUS) v Suarez Navarro (ESP)
R4: Kuznetsova (RUS) v Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
R5: Makarova / Petrova (RUS) v Llagostera Vives / Parra-Santonja (ESP)


Come on, Maria! :D

MM_1257
Feb 3rd, 2012, 10:52 PM
Guys, this is 12:00 CET, right?

Trih
Feb 3rd, 2012, 11:14 PM
Yes. :)

Lachy
Feb 4th, 2012, 12:37 AM
Good luck Maria :)

lefty24
Feb 4th, 2012, 01:07 AM
She plays 7 am eastern for the Americans.

ServeCaspian
Feb 4th, 2012, 01:35 AM
Your Avi and sig are so depressing. :sad:

We will have our day.

heelsrule1988
Feb 4th, 2012, 02:25 AM
Holy shit. These players have legit made a ~50 degree weather jump. I cannot imagine. Lol and I'm here complaining that there's not enough sun to go swimming and getting a tan.
Unrelated... you changed nationalities? And I see the troll face has been updated. :lol: (yet :[ at the same time)

They will be streamed, for sure
Yeah, but streams are always iffy. I want TV for this! :[

that Solar Eclipse girl
:haha::haha::haha:

We all did but its gone now. Gotta move on.
This.

Steven.
Feb 4th, 2012, 03:08 AM
please go 2-0 Maria! It's highly possible cause neither Soler-Espinosa or Suarez Navarro can outhit Maria.

Cherry.
Feb 4th, 2012, 03:49 AM
She plays 7 am eastern for the Americans.I think it's 6 am eastern.
There's exactly a 12-hour difference between Moscow local time and PST. Play starts at 3 pm in Moscow, so it's 3 am PST, 6 am EST.

claypova
Feb 4th, 2012, 05:27 AM
please go 2-0 Maria! It's highly possible cause neither Soler-Espinosa or Suarez Navarro can outhit Maria.

but Maria has the ability to outshit them :tape:

Maria will win both matches though, but i think it's gonna be ugly against CSN :lol:

gc-spurs
Feb 4th, 2012, 06:08 AM
Unrelated... you changed nationalities? And I see the troll face has been updated. :lol: (yet :[ at the same time)




I know :sad: I wanted so badly to get rid of it but she trolled us again (but I'm 100% sure that its cause she's saving it for the FO to make the occasion MONUMENTOUS)

And I'm feeling kinda cultural at the moment, feelin' the roots if you will.

MaitaBaby
Feb 4th, 2012, 06:48 AM
I know :sad: I wanted so badly to get rid of it but she trolled us again (but I'm 100% sure that its cause she's saving it for the FO to make the occasion MONUMENTOUS)

And I'm feeling kinda cultural at the moment, feelin' the roots if you will.

WTF Cultural :lol:

gc-spurs
Feb 4th, 2012, 07:08 AM
http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID4514/images/pac_1.jpg

Super cultural n4 nGa poehzz,,.!

MaitaBaby
Feb 4th, 2012, 07:47 AM
Sheeeeeeeeeeeet

Mistress of Evil
Feb 4th, 2012, 08:15 AM
Erm, please go here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=453022&page=14) and vote for Rerun! He is the most beautiful and a proud Mashabator, too! Would appreciate, if you do! :sobbing:

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lncqr3jPcZ1qclt3z.gif

Fighterpova
Feb 4th, 2012, 09:10 AM
Good luck Masha!
I hope you can win :cheer:

I'll miss both matches :facepalm:

Maria rocks
Feb 4th, 2012, 09:48 AM
Follow the match live:

http://live.fedcup.com/livescore.aspx?tid=100017588&lang=en

Ksenia.
Feb 4th, 2012, 09:53 AM
Let's do this Masha :cheer:

ServeCaspian
Feb 4th, 2012, 09:59 AM
Fucking live streams showing swimming.

doomsday
Feb 4th, 2012, 10:03 AM
Fucking live streams showing swimming.

Tell me about it, WTH. The others live streams are showing nothing.

Steven.
Feb 4th, 2012, 10:25 AM
MARIA IS SO HOT I LOVE HER ok back to watching oops wrong thread

perseus2006
Feb 4th, 2012, 10:26 AM
The LiveScore stuff is out of synch with possible! FUBAR.

gc-spurs
Feb 4th, 2012, 10:28 AM
MARIA IS SO HOT I LOVE HER ok back to watching oops wrong thread

LOL she is looking good, liking the way her hair looks in a ponytail atm- much nicer than in Melbs.

Ksenia.
Feb 4th, 2012, 10:33 AM
Love her outfit :yeah:

*Nefertiti*
Feb 4th, 2012, 10:53 AM
live scores http://www.livescorehunter.ro/

ServeCaspian
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:03 AM
I know the first set is over but just incase. Here's a decent stream http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-2/16/26/v-362784.html

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:04 AM
Maria won the 1st set :yeah:. Not good tennis from Masha, but good enough apparently.

Steven.
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:23 AM
18 winners (not counting aces or service winners) to 17 UEs (not counting DFs) so far is pretty good. :shrug:

She's defending well too. I think I like Maria on slow courts. She's been excelling, in terms of results, on them as the last 52 weeks. Indian Wells SF, Miami RU, Rome CH, RG SF, AO RU, and doing well here imo.

Trih
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:34 AM
:bounce::D

ServeCaspian
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:34 AM
Meh, but it's only Fed Cup. I'd rate that performance as something along the lines of the Makarova match.

lefty24
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:36 AM
Well that was kind of boring.

~MashyOwnThemAll
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:37 AM
6:2 - 6:1 :angel:

It was not her best class one tennis (although neither her worst, I would call this pretty decent) but damn..... it was freaking enjoyable to see her again! :kiss:

Mistress of Evil
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:37 AM
God the job done :yeah: Some practice before Paris. :cheer:

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:38 AM
Hopefully she'll get some form here and then win Paris next week.

Maria rocks
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:40 AM
Hopefully she'll get some form here and then win Paris next week.

yep!! Job done. WELL DONE MARIA. :bounce:

MaitaBaby
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:41 AM
Nice practice hit, Mash! She didn't even try to go full out on most shots.

Steven.
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:42 AM
6:2 - 6:1 :angel:

It was not her best class one tennis (although neither her worst, I would call this pretty decent) but damn..... it was freaking enjoyable to see her again! :kiss:

thank you :hug: I appreciate all matches from Maria. I fucking love her to bits and I don't even care if she puts up a shitty performance (which was not today as everyone here is claiming :rolleyes:), as long as she wins I'll be happy.

I always feel energized watching her play, no matter how 'boring' it might get. Call me a Masha stan but I'm proud to be one.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:45 AM
How come I missed that volley from Maria :hysteric:. Was it good :hysteric:?

ServeCaspian
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:46 AM
thank you :hug: I appreciate all matches from Maria. I fucking love her to bits and I don't even care if she puts up a shitty performance (which was not today as everyone here is claiming :rolleyes:), as long as she wins I'll be happy.

I always feel energized watching her play, no matter how 'boring' it might get. Call me a Masha stan but I'm proud to be one.

:yeah:

~MashyOwnThemAll
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:47 AM
thank you :hug: I appreciate all matches from Maria. I fucking love her to bits and I don't even care if she puts up a shitty performance (which was not today as everyone here is claiming :rolleyes:), as long as she wins I'll be happy.

I always feel energized watching her play, no matter how 'boring' it might get. Call me a Masha stan but I'm proud to be one.

Boring?! lmao. How can be a Masha-match boring? :scratch::help: Never.
Even if her last name is "ErrorPova" then she still can fascinate us with her unique beauty. :hearts:

You can not get bored on watching her. :angel:

Steven.
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Boring?! lmao. How can be a Masha-match boring? :scratch::help: Never.
Even if her last name is "ErrorPova" then she still can fascinate us with her unique beauty. :hearts:

You can not get bored on watching her. :angel:

:worship: preach it, gurl.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Boring?! lmao. How can be a Masha-match boring? :scratch::help: Never.
Even if her last name is "ErrorPova" then she still can fascinate us with her unique beauty. :hearts:

You can not get bored on watching her. :angel:

This. Just watching those legs :drool: is enough for me :lol:, even if her Tennis sucks.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:50 AM
thank you :hug: I appreciate all matches from Maria. I fucking love her to bits and I don't even care if she puts up a shitty performance (which was not today as everyone here is claiming :rolleyes:), as long as she wins I'll be happy.

I always feel energized watching her play, no matter how 'boring' it might get. Call me a Masha stan but I'm proud to be one.

You go girl :rocker2:.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:50 AM
18 winners (not counting aces or service winners) to 17 UEs (not counting DFs) so far is pretty good. :shrug:

She's defending well too. I think I like Maria on slow courts. She's been excelling, in terms of results, on them as the last 52 weeks. Indian Wells SF, Miami RU, Rome CH, RG SF, AO RU, and doing well here imo.

Paris is ultra fast, though. :lol: We will see how she fares there.

s teddy
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:51 AM
Maria :cheer: Not great, but not bad either. Some of those winners were :drool:

How come I missed that volley from Maria :hysteric:. Was it good :hysteric:?

Not really. :hysteric: It was a putaway after her opponent did nothing with a rather mediocre Maria volley.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 4th, 2012, 12:17 PM
Maria :cheer: Not great, but not bad either. Some of those winners were :drool:



Not really. :hysteric: It was a putaway after her opponent did nothing with a rather mediocre Maria volley.

:facepalm:. I thought it was like the volley she hit against Radwanska in Toronto 2009 :worship::drool:.

Anyway every volley should be valued alike when it comes to Maria :tape:.

Lachy
Feb 4th, 2012, 12:31 PM
I thought it was a good match tbh. What are people here expecting? Especially given the 'junk' balls that Spanish player kept throwing at her :hysteric:

doomsday
Feb 4th, 2012, 12:36 PM
Not that you guys are saying, it was a pretty good match. More winners than errors. And serve was good too especially in the second set stats are really fine.

http://live.fedcup.com/livescore.aspx?tid=100017588&lang=en

JamieOwen3
Feb 4th, 2012, 01:05 PM
someone upload the whole match on youtube already :angel: i missed it :sobbing:

~MashyOwnThemAll
Feb 4th, 2012, 01:15 PM
RUS - ESP, 2:0 :cheer:



Mashy can finish it tomorrow! :hearts:

Steven.
Feb 4th, 2012, 02:05 PM
I wanted CSN to win... but good for Masha that Sveta won I guess. Less pressure on her. Now take out CSN (I'm sorry!!!!!!:hug:) :armed:

dsanders06
Feb 4th, 2012, 02:49 PM
18 winners (not counting aces or service winners) to 17 UEs (not counting DFs) so far is pretty good. :shrug:

She's defending well too. I think I like Maria on slow courts. She's been excelling, in terms of results, on them as the last 52 weeks. Indian Wells SF, Miami RU, Rome CH, RG SF, AO RU, and doing well here imo.

Paris is ultra fast, though. :lol: We will see how she fares there.

I still think she's better on quicker hardcourts... her best hardcourt result last year was at Cincinnati, which is super-quick. :shrug: I think the speed of the Paris courts should be right up her street.

Anyway, didn't see today's match, but it sounds like she gave a decent performance :yeah: Hopefully a straight-sets win tomorrow.

ServeCaspian
Feb 4th, 2012, 03:03 PM
Guys. Looking at Petra there, I'm really thinking that Masha needs to step it up against Vika and get a good win over her at Miami/IW or during the clay court season. 'cus Petra isn't gonna be a threat until clay season or possibly even Wimbledon. Rena isn't playing anythin until the clay season and that's when Masha would have her best chance against her.

Anyways point is, Masha needs to concentrate on Vika when the rest of the field isn't as strong and revert this blossoming ownership.

Anyone think she should play Doha or Dubai?

doomsday
Feb 4th, 2012, 03:17 PM
Guys. Looking at Petra there, I'm really thinking that Masha needs to step it up against Vika and get a good win over her at Miami/IW or during the clay court season. 'cus Petra isn't gonna be a threat until clay season or possibly even Wimbledon. Rena isn't playing anythin until the clay season and that's when Masha would have her best chance against her.

Anyways point is, Masha needs to concentrate on Vika when the rest of the field isn't as strong and revert this blossoming ownership.

Anyone think she should play Doha or Dubai?

Serena is not playing Miami?

dsanders06
Feb 4th, 2012, 03:21 PM
Guys. Looking at Petra there, I'm really thinking that Masha needs to step it up against Vika and get a good win over her at Miami/IW or during the clay court season. 'cus Petra isn't gonna be a threat until clay season or possibly even Wimbledon. Rena isn't playing anythin until the clay season and that's when Masha would have her best chance against her.

Anyways point is, Masha needs to concentrate on Vika when the rest of the field isn't as strong and revert this blossoming ownership.

Anyone think she should play Doha or Dubai?

I wouldn't rule out Petra (she's flaky as hell, and can play horrendous matches, but she can return to GOAT form at any time), but I agree that getting a quality win over Azarenka needs to be the TOP priority for Maria over the next few months. Like I think I wrote in this forum the other day, Maria needs to start beating the elite girls in WTA tournaments by actually playing great tennis against them, rather than just outfighting them, so that she has confidence in her actual game and that it's good enough to beat them when she runs into them in the semis or finals at Slams (rather than just the confidence that she's mentally tougher than them and will be able to outfight them if it gets to a tight 3-setter).

I actually think it's good that she's skipping the Middle East tournaments... what does she really have to gain from playing them? They're not warm-ups for anything major, and most of the top players aren't playing them so a win for Maria at either wouldn't have much value (Kim and Serena aren't playing them, and even Azarenka hinted the other day that she might skip them). And we all know Maria's not the type to play things just for the sake of ranking points or prizemoney/appearance fees. I think playing them would just waste vital physical and mental energy which she could save for more important tournaments, and she'd be having to acclimatise to the freezing conditions in Europe, then rushing to the swelteringly hot and humid conditions in the Mid East, then the cooler conditions in the States, all within a few weeks :lol: She's much better off just focussing on being ready for Indian Wells/Miami after Paris imo.

ServeCaspian
Feb 4th, 2012, 04:15 PM
I wouldn't rule out Petra (she's flaky as hell, and can play horrendous matches, but she can return to GOAT form at any time), but I agree that getting a quality win over Azarenka needs to be the TOP priority for Maria over the next few months. Like I think I wrote in this forum the other day, Maria needs to start beating the elite girls in WTA tournaments by actually playing great tennis against them, rather than just outfighting them, so that she has confidence in her actual game and that it's good enough to beat them when she runs into them in the semis or finals at Slams (rather than just the confidence that she's mentally tougher than them and will be able to outfight them if it gets to a tight 3-setter).

I actually think it's good that she's skipping the Middle East tournaments... what does she really have to gain from playing them? They're not warm-ups for anything major, and most of the top players aren't playing them so a win for Maria at either wouldn't have much value (Kim and Serena aren't playing them, and even Azarenka hinted the other day that she might skip them). And we all know Maria's not the type to play things just for the sake of ranking points or prizemoney/appearance fees. I think playing them would just waste vital physical and mental energy which she could save for more important tournaments, and she'd be having to acclimatise to the freezing conditions in Europe, then rushing to the swelteringly hot and humid conditions in the Mid East, then the cooler conditions in the States, all within a few weeks :lol: She's much better off just focussing on being ready for Indian Wells/Miami after Paris imo.

Well now that Azarenka has hinted she's not playing them, there's no point. I only thought she should play one to get another go at her. But yeah, hopefully she doesn't get sick 'cus the work Masha and Hoggy seem to get done in those three week blocks is genuinely amazing. I pretty much agree with anything you said, and I know you can never rule out Petra but I'm sure as Hoggy said the first set over Kvitova at AO will give Masha the confidence to know she can beat her on a consistent basis, at least on hardcourts. But yes, I can't exaggerate how badly I feel she needs a solid win over Azarenka. I don't Expect Vika to have a slump, but Fed Cup will show a lot.

*EDIT* Apparently Vika just pulled out of Fed Cup, some lower back problem

18majors
Feb 4th, 2012, 04:23 PM
Good win Maria.

Sharapovian
Feb 4th, 2012, 04:31 PM
I didn't watch the match, but she won 6-2 6-1 so it can't have been that bad? :lol:

Maybe not her cleanest match but it's getting the win that counts ;)

lefty24
Feb 4th, 2012, 08:11 PM
I didn't watch the match, but she won 6-2 6-1 so it can't have been that bad? :lol:

Maybe not her cleanest match but it's getting the win that counts ;)

plus I don't think we should ever judge her form from these matches. I mean look at the exho with Vesnina. and that WTT match.

I have a question, if Maria wins the match tomorrow does that mean Russia wins? because it would be awesome if Masha plays the winning match.

Qetusi
Feb 4th, 2012, 08:20 PM
plus I don't think we should ever judge her form from these matches. I mean look at the exho with Vesnina. and that WTT match.

I have a question, if Maria wins the match tomorrow does that mean Russia wins? because it would be awesome if Masha plays the winning match.


Does, of course... It will be 3-0 and that means Team Russia wins the tie ;)

lefty24
Feb 4th, 2012, 08:24 PM
Does, of course... It will be 3-0 and that means Team Russia wins the tie ;)

that kinds of sucks for the doubles teams but it's still awesome.
I can't wait to see the celebration if she wins.

ServeCaspian
Feb 4th, 2012, 08:49 PM
Guys... is Sveta not on first tomorrow?
*EDIT* Just relooked at schedule :lol:

18majors
Feb 4th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Go Mraia, win the tie.

ServeCaspian
Feb 4th, 2012, 11:23 PM
Normally I wouldn't go so far off topic but I have to... this is just something else altogether. Take a read if you want.The full articles is very time consuming - but the first page should be enough.

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=453202

perseus2006
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:08 AM
Normally I wouldn't go so far off topic but I have to... this is just something else altogether. Take a read if you want.The full articles is very time consuming - but the first page should be enough.

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=453202

I added this note to that thread:

It's not just this school district. These attitudes do not exist in a vacuum, for example, The U.S has a Presidential Campaign in process to determine who the Republican candidate will be to oppose Obama in the November elections. Two of them remaining in the contest are in complete agreement of the treatment these kids endured: Santorum and the Newt. Romney would agree with the means but probably not the end result.

Others on the national stage also support these attitudes: Bachman, Palin, Angle and virtually the entire membership of organizations like the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, Evangelical Christians, the hierarchy of the Catholic Church (Council of Bishops, for example) and those who refer to themselves as Very Conservative.

The USA is in far more danger from fundamentalist Christians that it ever was from fundamentalist Islam. The Chinese curse hangs over this country: "May you live in interesting times."

solyane
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:28 AM
I just checked the Fed Cup website and it says that Petrova is gonna play against Suarez Navora :confused:

I hope Maria is not sick :/

Trih
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:32 AM
Let's hope not, but they're up 2-0 so I guess they just don't take risks?

gc-spurs
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:35 AM
I just checked the Fed Cup website and it says that Petrova is gonna play against Suarez Navora :confused:

I hope Maria is not sick :/

Obligation fulfilled?

madmax
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:36 AM
nice...I didn't have a chance to watch Maria's match yesterday, but it looks like it was NID all the way through:cheer: As for today, good decision by Shamil to rest Maria and let Nadia to play - this way she will be able to rest and prepare for Paris Indoors

Qetusi
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:38 AM
Let's hope not, but they're up 2-0 so I guess they just don't take risks?

No, because even if Petrova loses to CSN , Sveta will win against SOLER-ESPINOSA (or anybody alse in their team) and it will be 3-1

or if Petrova wins and makes score 3-0 , then makarova plays agains SOLER-ESPINOSA ( I think)

Andy.
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:40 AM
Nice way to shake off her post AO dissapointment.

Qetusi
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:40 AM
As for today, good decision by Shamil to rest Maria and let Nadia to play - this way she will be able to rest and prepare for Paris Indoors

exactly

MM_1257
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:42 AM
Hmmm... Just checked the Russian forum. No explanation why, just the tweet from a journalist who said Masha would be replaced. IMO it was expected. Yesterday I was askin on twitter if Masha would play if Sveta won, because seriously there is no need for her to do it + she needs to rest for Paris and if Russia wins 3:0 she can go to Paris eariler today. And now I saw that some days ago the same question was going through the heads of some of her Russian fans who didn't want her to take risks and make herself tired by playing 2 FC matches.

rucolo
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:43 AM
Happy Maria won a match in Moscow! :):hearts:

WTF Petrova plays instead of Maria on day 2 :eek:

Cherry.
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:44 AM
I was totally expecting this tbh. :shrug:

doomsday
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:53 AM
So she is coming to Paris :bounce:

MM_1257
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:00 AM
:rolleyes: OFC some of the fans have to overreact about what kind of image that puts of her. :tape: Been there done that with the person on my avie, learnt how to ignore it all.

Steven.
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:08 AM
Maria :rolleyes:

JamieOwen3
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:08 AM
can't wait to see her play paris.

Cherry.
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:09 AM
Anyone has recorded her match vs Soler-Espinosa or knows where I could possibly re-watch or download it?
Missed it yesterday cos it started 3am PST and by the time I managed to wake up it was already over. :o
Thanks. :)

NewShoulderPlz.
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:10 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/2qwj58m.png

MM_1257
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:13 AM
hehehehehe, Masha and Sveta are gonna rock!

Lachy
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:22 AM
Nadia 0-3 :spit:

NewShoulderPlz.
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:25 AM
0-4 :tape:

MM_1257
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:25 AM
Nadia??????? :rolleyes: Naaaah, no rocking for Sveta and Masha, they can't make jokes.

Cherry.
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:29 AM
WTF is Nadia doing? :o
Trailing 0-5. :rolleyes:

MM_1257
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:31 AM
I mean Nadia can play so much better than this. It must be the nerves.

Lachy
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:34 AM
Wtf is this :hysteric:

NewShoulderPlz.
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:34 AM
1st set CSN 6-0 :help:

MM_1257
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:34 AM
Russia having "fun". :hysteric:

MaitaBaby
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:38 AM
What is this, Nadia?

JamieOwen3
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:43 AM
nadia wake you you stupid hoe.

Trih
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:43 AM
Lol wtf, the poor Sveta will have all the pressure on her. :lol:

Trih
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:48 AM
I guess I'd rather watch Sabine vs Kvitty, they're near to tie break in set 1 :P

NewShoulderPlz.
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:49 AM
Marat :D
http://i41.tinypic.com/142ftkj.png

Maria rocks
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:59 AM
Why is Nadia Petrova playing instead of Maria?

Can't work out what the spanish commentator is saying about it apart from Maria Sharapova

Trih
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:01 AM
Tarpischev decided to make Nadia play, to let Maria prepare for Paris.

cyannnnn
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:04 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/2qwj58m.png

she seems to take cold
who is sitting between her and her sparring partner?

Maria rocks
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:05 AM
Tarpischev decided to make Nadia play, to let Maria prepare for Paris.

Well it could cost Russia the tie.... Nadia petrova is seriously struggling.

MM_1257
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:08 AM
It won't cost Russia the tie, let's not JINX! In between on that pic is Hoggy.