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gc-spurs
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:29 AM
http://www.world-city-photos.org/Paris/Eiffel_Tower/Eiffel_Tower_lights.jpg

Draw:

[1]Sharapova - Bye
Hercog - Scheepers
Gajdosova - Niculescu
Safarova - Lisicki[5]

[4]Jankovic - Wickmayer
Kanepi - Mchale
Zahlavova - Q
Parmentier - Medina Garrigues[8]

[6]Goerges - Peer
Q - Cetksovska
Zakopalova - Cornet
Pironkova - Li[3]

[7]Vinci - Halep
Q - Kerber
Martic - Q
Bye - Bartoli[2]

Shafanovic.
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:30 AM
1st!

Shafanovic.
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:30 AM
:dog:POJD!:dog:

GrandMartha
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:31 AM
another potential QF showdown with Lisicki :tape:

lefty24
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:34 AM
Well Na is on the other side so that's good.
I'm hoping for a jankovic semi final.

Steven.
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:39 AM
Good luck Maria! Take out the title please and someone take out Li before the final :secret:

perseus2006
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:39 AM
I want Pova in the SF!

Maria rocks
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:52 AM
GOOD LUCK MARIA. LETS WIN THIS. COME ON:bounce:

Mistress of Evil
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:53 AM
A very decent 2nd round opponent, then Lisicki if she can reach the QF and Kanepi, please make the final, Pova! :cheer:

Crux Squall
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:54 AM
Come on Maria, Please play better than yesterday

Trih
Feb 5th, 2012, 11:03 AM
:cheer:

MM_1257
Feb 5th, 2012, 11:11 AM
We shall see if Masha will play. She needs to be healthy first.

MaruSharapova
Feb 5th, 2012, 11:20 AM
I hope she plays, been so in love with her :D I just wanna see her play!!! :tape:

Fighterpova
Feb 5th, 2012, 12:02 PM
Good luck Masha :cheer:

Tough draw :(
QF: Safarova/Lisicki
SF: Jankovic/Kanepi
F: Li :unsure:

I hope she makes the semis at least :cheer:

jameshazza
Feb 5th, 2012, 12:34 PM
I want her to win against Na. Bitch use to own her, and she needs to start owning again.

18majors
Feb 5th, 2012, 12:53 PM
Good luck Masha :cheer:

Tough draw :(
QF: Safarova/Lisicki
SF: Jankovic/Kanepi
F: Li :unsure:

I hope she makes the semis at least :cheer:

Here you go again!

Mistress of Evil
Feb 5th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Apparently, Maria is sick once again. :bigcry: I got concerned watching that conference where she coughed a bit and now some poster confirms that she is indeed sick in the tourney thread :crying2:

jacobruiz
Feb 5th, 2012, 02:36 PM
Apparently, Maria is sick once again. :bigcry: I got concerned watching that conference where she coughed a bit and now some poster confirms that she is indeed sick in the tourney thread :crying2:

Damn Russian weather! :mad:

Tennisvampire
Feb 5th, 2012, 03:08 PM
Apparently, Maria is sick once again. :bigcry: I got concerned watching that conference where she coughed a bit and now some poster confirms that she is indeed sick in the tourney thread :crying2:

Big temperature difference and there we go-a cold. I just hope she won't have to withdraw with a virus like last year :( Anyway, decent draw. She basically owns Lisicki, plus Sabine lost two tight matches in Fed Cup, which can't be good for her confidence. Jankovic on the other hand got injured playing Fed, and now it seems that she might not play in Paris at all. So, I'm rooting for Maria-Li final and a nice win for our champ :D

dsanders06
Feb 5th, 2012, 03:19 PM
Apparently it might just be a cold, so hopefully, given that she's got a 4-week break after this, she'll have enough in reserve to pull through a few matches :shrug:

I do really want a final against Li. She NEEDS a win against her!

Soliloque
Feb 5th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Hello Mashafans :wavey:

This cute Mashafan named strastib needs your help to get trough in the Mr TF contest. Vote for him in non-tennis

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/4667073016239408405797570708297539283256250598n.jp g (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=466707301623940840579757070829753928 3256250598n.jpg)

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 5th, 2012, 06:56 PM
:cheer:, decent draw I guess :shrug:. Hopefully we'll see a Maria-Na final. I desperately need to see Maria beating either Na or Azarenka this year.

:drool:, at Giselle opening the thread.

goldlion
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:07 PM
If I'm not mistaken, Maria shall be No.2 next week even if she loses in the first match, considering Kvitova isn't defending Paris? But I suppose it will reverse once Kvitova plays Doha and Dubai.

goldlion
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:10 PM
Is she ill again? Hopefully it's gonna be fine. Considering it's not really an injury and it just needs a good couple day of rest, I think Maria will pull it through and have a solid block of training before Indian Wells and Miami. I really hope she can win either of them.

MaitaBaby
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:12 PM
If I'm not mistaken, Maria shall be No.2 next week even if she loses in the first match, considering Kvitova isn't defending Paris? But I suppose it will reverse once Kvitova plays Doha and Dubai.

:rocker2: But only briefly.

18majors
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Is she ill again? Hopefully it's gonna be fine. Considering it's not really an injury and it just needs a good couple day of rest, I think Maria will pull it through and have a solid block of training before Indian Wells and Miami. I really hope she can win either of them.

Miami would be grand!

18majors
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:16 PM
:rocker2: But only briefly.

Who knows! Both Azarenka and Kvitova may pull out from Mideast events.

JoPova
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:06 PM
The draw is nice! If she recovers in time and is feeling fine, she can win this! A final against Na or Marion would be great! Let's do this Maria! :cheer:

gc-spurs
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:37 PM
Unbelievable that the rankings are so close at the top but Vika has 21 tourneys and Maria has 14. No one in the top 100 has less but Kimothy and Lover Sarin have the same.

Fighterpova
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:50 PM
Here you go again!

What horrible crime did I commit this time? :rolleyes:
I just said that her draw is tough but I hope she does ok :lol:

Steven.
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Who knows! Both Azarenka and Kvitova may pull out from Mideast events.
:sad: Doha used to be a big deal. Maria used to always do well there I think? Leave them to the vultures now though. Maybe Aga will do the same as Wozniacki did and sweep the middle east this year :rolleyes:
Unbelievable that the rankings are so close at the top but Vika has 21 tourneys and Maria has 14. No one in the top 100 has less but Kimothy and Lover Sarin have the same.

Quality over quantity. She just needs that elusive 4th slam already to leapfrog Vika and Petra. :rolleyes: who cares about Paris indoors actually... I'M PUMPED FOR RG. Bring on claypova !!!

Soliloque
Feb 5th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Hello Mashafans :wavey:

This cute Mashafan named strastib needs your help to get trough in the Mr TF contest. Vote for him in non-tennis

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/4667073016239408405797570708297539283256250598n.jp g (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=466707301623940840579757070829753928 3256250598n.jpg)

Bump. This Masha fan really need your help now. He's about to lose :sad:

Reptilia
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:06 PM
Excited :cheer:

nelsondan
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:18 PM
http://www.world-city-photos.org/Paris/Eiffel_Tower/Eiffel_Tower_lights.jpg

Draw:

[1]Sharapova - Bye
Hercog - Scheepers
Gajdosova - Niculescu
Safarova - Lisicki[5]

[4]Jankovic - Wickmayer
Kanepi - Mchale
Zahlavova - Q
Parmentier - Medina Garrigues[8]

[6]Goerges - Peer
Q - Cetksovska
Zakopalova - Cornet
Pironkova - Li[3]

[7]Vinci - Halep
Q - Kerber
Martic - Q
Bye - Bartoli[2]

There are no matches scheduled today. -

so.....is Maria likely to play on Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday?

Tennisvampire
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:23 PM
The fact that she has played a small amount of tournaments and still attained high rankings just proves how well she did in majority of them. Quality against quantity. Total opposite of Wozniacki, the only reason she held that first position for so long was her playing basically every possible event -.- if playing less tournaments means great performances in pretty much all of them, fine by me :D as for Paris, I think that, if she stays healthy and in her AO form, she could easily win this. I don't see who could stand in her way, because despite Li's results in the past year, I'm still not convinced she's the one to do big over longer periods of time. And her age and mental (in)stability don't make it any easier for her.

18majors
Feb 5th, 2012, 09:44 PM
There are no matches scheduled today. -

so.....is Maria likely to play on Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday?

Maria most likely won't play until Thursday.

MashaFan01
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:41 PM
Good luck Masha!!!!

Lachy
Feb 6th, 2012, 02:07 AM
Good luck Maria. Hope you feel better and get a chance to have a decent hit before your first round. Sucks this massive temperature drop between Australia and Moscow seems to wreak havoc the past couple of years.

Ksenia.
Feb 6th, 2012, 03:55 AM
Good luck :cheer:

claypova
Feb 6th, 2012, 04:15 AM
good luck Maria :yeah: title number 25 please ;)

Mashabator
Feb 6th, 2012, 08:28 AM
U can do it gurl, Top seed :inlove:

Cherry.
Feb 6th, 2012, 09:12 AM
Sabine's out.

@AmeMauresmo
AmelieMauresmo
@sabinelisicki Sabine is withdrawing from GDF SUEZ open in Paris due to illness. Hope you get better...

madmax
Feb 6th, 2012, 09:13 AM
Lisicki is OUT...players dropping like flies after that huge temperature jump last week.

Maria rocks
Feb 6th, 2012, 09:42 AM
Sabine's out.

Oh dear. Hope she gets better soon.

Maria rocks
Feb 6th, 2012, 09:44 AM
For anyone who hasan't seen this:

http://www.mariasharapova.com/news/paris-draw.aspx

JamieOwen3
Feb 6th, 2012, 09:45 AM
lets rock this shit maria :cheer:

Maria rocks
Feb 6th, 2012, 09:47 AM
lets rock this shit maria :cheer:

Couldn't have put it better myself:):bounce:

Tennisvampire
Feb 6th, 2012, 11:06 AM
Sabine's out.

She withdrew? :confused: Because the official site of the tournament didn't say anything...

Edit: I saw now that Safarova is playing against Koryttseva (a lucky loser obviously), and she was supposed to play Sabine. Oh, well, I guess that makes it easier for Maria :) Poor Sabine, hopefully she'll recover soon.

doomsday
Feb 6th, 2012, 11:10 AM
She withdrew? :confused: Because the official site of the tournament didn't say anything...

Yep she withdrew, she is ill.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 6th, 2012, 11:47 AM
Waiting for a Maria withdrew announcement :hysteric:.

Maria rocks
Feb 6th, 2012, 12:02 PM
Waiting for a Maria withdrew announcement :hysteric:.

Don't say that

Tennisvampire
Feb 6th, 2012, 12:31 PM
Waiting for a Maria withdrew announcement :hysteric:.

Don't jinx it!!! She will play, a little cold can't stop the queen of the fighting spirit :worship:

JamieOwen3
Feb 6th, 2012, 01:26 PM
I want her to keep the run of a title every year since 2003 going and get it done early this year. Paris is perfect to do it so fight the hoe of a cold and snatch all their asses is le france maria!! :armed:

cyannnnn
Feb 6th, 2012, 01:49 PM
she will give a press conference at 6PM

nelsondan
Feb 6th, 2012, 02:04 PM
When is 6 p.m.?

Qetusi
Feb 6th, 2012, 02:08 PM
When is 6 p.m.?

Paris time

cyannnnn
Feb 6th, 2012, 02:08 PM
When is 6 p.m.?

Paris time

nelsondan
Feb 6th, 2012, 02:22 PM
1 hour, 38 minutes from time of this post.

Julian.
Feb 6th, 2012, 04:28 PM
New draw after Lisicki and Kanepi withdrawals :D

Main Draw:

[1] SHARAPOVA, Maria RUS - BYE
HERCOG, Polona SLO - SCHEEPERS, Chanelle RSA
GAJDOSOVA, Jarmila AUS - NICULESCU, Monica ROU
SAFAROVA, Lucie CZE - [9] KERBER, Angelique GER

[4] JANKOVIC, Jelena SRB - WICKMAYER, Yanina BEL
[LL] LEPCHENKO, Varvara USA - MCHALE, Christina USA
ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA, Barbora CZE - [Q] BARTHEL, Mona GER
[WC] PARMENTIER, Pauline FRA - [8] MEDINA GARRIGUES, Anabel ESP

[6] GOERGES, Julia GER - PEER, Shahar ISR
[LL] BRIANTI, Alberta ITA - CETKOVSKA, Petra CZE
ZAKOPALOVA, Klara CZE - [WC] CORNET, Alize FRA
PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana BUL - [3] LI, Na CHN

[7] VINCI, Roberta ITA - HALEP, Simona ROU
[Q] BARROIS, Kristina GER - [Q] MATTEK-SANDS, Bethanie USA
MARTIC, Petra CRO - [Q] ARN, Greta HUN
BYE - [2] BARTOLI, Marion FRA

~MashyOwnThemAll
Feb 6th, 2012, 04:33 PM
a little better :oh:

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Masha's in Pareeee, just held a pre-tourney presser. How you say? Rock dis shit, ho.

JamieOwen3
Feb 6th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Masha's in Pareeee, just held a pre-tourney presser. How you say? Rock dis shit, ho.

:oh:

s teddy
Feb 6th, 2012, 06:55 PM
Is there even the slightest chance that we'll get to see a transcript or video of her pre-tournament interview? :awww:

BuckJaysRock
Feb 6th, 2012, 07:28 PM
hopefully she plays wedsneday cause thats im leaving

zigga
Feb 6th, 2012, 07:30 PM
With Lisicki's withdrawal I think she will easily reach the final. Hopefully win too :)

GrandMartha
Feb 6th, 2012, 07:34 PM
I want a revenge on Safarova :)

killerqueen
Feb 6th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Nice chance to cure the Melbourne blues with a title here. Not taking anything for granted though! :)

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 6th, 2012, 09:02 PM
There's nothing I would want more right now than another title for Maria, with her sweeping through the field beating everyone in straights and trashing Li in the final 6-0,6-2 :drool:.

MM_1257
Feb 6th, 2012, 09:10 PM
Shhhhhhhhh... Let's not rush. P l e a s e :hysteric:

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 6th, 2012, 09:12 PM
Whut :shrug:? I'm not saying she will though :tape:, just hoping :angel:.

jameshazza
Feb 6th, 2012, 11:15 PM
Just got a portion of her PC from earlier...
http://www.cbssports.com/tennis/story/17155151/sharapova-sets-sights-on-london-olympics

Despite losing 6-3, 6-0 to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus last month in one of the most lopsided Grand Slam finals, Sharapova hopes her Australian Open campaign can still be a springboard for winning another major title this year.

"I didn't play competitively for a few months, and coming in with an injury in the ankle, to have that result in Australia was personally quite big," Sharapova said.

I honestly think that she's getting this final out of her mind. But I think its in a way easier 'cus she played so poorly in the Final there's nothing she can take away from it - other than the fact she made, despite not playing/injured.

Stonerpova
Feb 7th, 2012, 04:01 AM
If she cares enough she'll win the title. The only player I'm semi-worried about is Li, but she's probably still reeling from the choke against Clijsters and I doubt she makes the final.

Get title 25 please :cheer:

Maria rocks
Feb 7th, 2012, 09:28 AM
Masha's in Pareeee, just held a pre-tourney presser. How you say? Rock dis shit, ho.

Excellent news. COME ON MARIA WIN THIS:bounce:

Mashabator
Feb 7th, 2012, 09:38 AM
So excited to see her play again :D

Feyd
Feb 7th, 2012, 10:53 AM
Win the damn thing, then you can have your cold until IW. :lol:

Julian.
Feb 7th, 2012, 12:50 PM
JJ out. Craybas in. Maria draw becomes easier and easier :lol:

[1] SHARAPOVA, Maria RUS - BYE
HERCOG, Polona SLO - SCHEEPERS, Chanelle RSA
GAJDOSOVA, Jarmila AUS - NICULESCU, Monica ROU
SAFAROVA, Lucie CZE - [9] KERBER, Angelique GER

[LL] CRAYBAS, Jill USA - WICKMAYER, Yanina BEL
[LL] LEPCHENKO, Varvara USA - MCHALE, Christina USA
ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA, Barbora CZE - [Q] BARTHEL, Mona GER
[WC] PARMENTIER, Pauline FRA - [8] MEDINA GARRIGUES, Anabel ESP

[6] GOERGES, Julia GER - PEER, Shahar ISR
[LL] BRIANTI, Alberta ITA - CETKOVSKA, Petra CZE
ZAKOPALOVA, Klara CZE - [WC] CORNET, Alize FRA
PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana BUL - [3] LI, Na CHN

[7] VINCI, Roberta ITA - HALEP, Simona ROU
[Q] BARROIS, Kristina GER - [Q] MATTEK-SANDS, Bethanie USA
MARTIC, Petra CRO - [Q] ARN, Greta HUN
BYE - [2] BARTOLI, Marion FRA

~MashyOwnThemAll
Feb 7th, 2012, 12:51 PM
Funny tournament. :lol:

Lachy
Feb 7th, 2012, 12:57 PM
Maria is going to have a fit about this interviewer dude that stutters and struggles to speak English :sobbing:

Julian.
Feb 7th, 2012, 12:59 PM
and Li Na is out too, defeated by Pironkova :sobbing:

Fighterpova
Feb 7th, 2012, 01:25 PM
Lisicki, Kanepi, Jankovic and Li out :hysteric:

The only one I see beating Maria is Safarova, but hopefully Maria will be ready for her :armed:

Maria really has to win this now :lol:

Lachy
Feb 7th, 2012, 01:32 PM
Lisicki, Kanepi, Jankovic and Li out :hysteric:

The only one I see beating Maria is Safarova, but hopefully Maria will be ready for her :armed:

Maria really has to win this now :lol:

I don't even think Safarova is getting past the first round :lol:

Fighterpova
Feb 7th, 2012, 01:37 PM
^ I hope she does because I want Maria to get revenge :devil:

Lachy
Feb 7th, 2012, 01:41 PM
This surface is playing so fast. I have wanted to see Maria play on an indooor fast court like this for a while now :lol:

Steven.
Feb 7th, 2012, 01:56 PM
^ I hope she does because I want Maria to get revenge :devil:

IKR. It's so disgusting that Maria has a losing h2h vs Safarova of all people. :rolleyes:

Fighterpova
Feb 7th, 2012, 02:04 PM
IKR. It's so disgusting that Maria has a losing h2h vs Safarova of all people. :rolleyes:

Well, it's not really that bad. It's only 0-1 and she lost in Madrid 2010 after not playing for 2 full months to Safarova who was in great form at that time :shrug:
But yeah, I definitely want revenge :devil:

Fighterpova
Feb 7th, 2012, 02:49 PM
Safarova is OUT :hysteric:

This tournament is hilarious :rolls:

Shafanovic.
Feb 7th, 2012, 02:50 PM
It's gonna get more ridiculous and Maria's gonna lose to BYE.

dsanders06
Feb 7th, 2012, 03:00 PM
Maria, I'm disowning you if you lose to Hercog or Scheepers :hysteric:

dsanders06
Feb 7th, 2012, 03:02 PM
Seriously though, I really don't like this draw. If she gets a total cakewalk to the final (something like McHale/Gajdosova/McHale), she probably won't be prepared enough to play a top player and could potentially be beaten by Marion in the final because of it :unsure:

Trih
Feb 7th, 2012, 03:04 PM
This tournament is hilarious :rolls:

* :lol:

doomsday
Feb 7th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Guys I really think that I need help I just found out that Maria was playin tomorrow so I paid for a place tomorrow now I have tickets for Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday. I'm so crazy sometimes I swear :lol:

Crux Squall
Feb 7th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Maria need to play well to beat Kerber
I think Her best form in AO 2012 is 3rd round match

jameshazza
Feb 7th, 2012, 03:29 PM
and Li Na is out too, defeated by Pironkova :sobbing:

OMG I thought she was gonna come back into form... :lol: :o

Trih
Feb 7th, 2012, 03:33 PM
Does anyone know where to find the OOP for tomorrow?

JamieOwen3
Feb 7th, 2012, 03:36 PM
EXITED to see her on TV again, 1st time since the AO final.

http://i42.tinypic.com/33jhkq1.gif

jameshazza
Feb 7th, 2012, 03:37 PM
EXITED to see her on TV again, 1st time since the AO final.

http://i42.tinypic.com/33jhkq1.gif

Britney :hearts: :oh:

JamieOwen3
Feb 7th, 2012, 03:41 PM
YES It's Britney Bitch :lol:

My Karate Kid being exited was the perfect choice for a gif :p

dsanders06
Feb 7th, 2012, 03:58 PM
Guys I really think that I need help I just found out that Maria was playin tomorrow so I paid for a place tomorrow now I have tickets for Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday. I'm so crazy sometimes I swear :lol:

Oh, is Maria playing tomorrow? :eek: I thought she didn't start til Thurs. Has her 1st(2nd)-round opponent been decided yet?

JoPova
Feb 7th, 2012, 04:03 PM
Maria's playing tomorrow at 7 pm on Center Court! :bounce: Can't wait to see her play against Scheepers/Hercog!

doomsday
Feb 7th, 2012, 04:45 PM
Oh, is Maria playing tomorrow? :eek: I thought she didn't start til Thurs. Has her 1st(2nd)-round opponent been decided yet?

Her opponent is probably gonna play tonight, but yeah she is playing tomorrow. I'm so dumb I should have wait for the schedule to come out before paying tickets like this.:rolleyes:

Mistress of Evil
Feb 7th, 2012, 04:47 PM
yay, night match :cheer: the opponent is going to be Scheepers who beat Hercog 6-2 6-2.

Tennisvampire
Feb 7th, 2012, 05:06 PM
This tournament is becoming trivial (feeling really bad that JJ had to withdraw :bigcry:), Maria and Bartoli are the only players worth of mentioning that have stayed in the draw. Although, I'm not going to write off Goerges and Kerber too soon. But, Masha pretty much has an open way to the final :D C'mon Maria, title number 25 :D So excited to see her play tomorrow :bounce:

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 7th, 2012, 06:05 PM
If Maria doesn't win this :help:.

jameshazza
Feb 7th, 2012, 06:13 PM
Maria's playing tomorrow at 7 pm on Center Court! :bounce: Can't wait to see her play against Scheepers/Hercog!

Thank God, doesn't interfere with my day.

killerqueen
Feb 7th, 2012, 06:42 PM
I don't like to count my chickens before they hatch, but realistically, if Maria plays well, she should win this tournament. Bartoli is the only genuine threat in the draw, providing Maria plays well.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 7th, 2012, 06:44 PM
I just love European tournaments. Perfect timing :inlove:.

JoPova
Feb 7th, 2012, 06:53 PM
I just love European tournaments. Perfect timing :inlove:.

I feel the same! That's one of the reasons why Wimbledon is my favorite Slam! ;)


Anyway, Maria has a good chance of making the final, but everything depends on how she's playing and especially serving! No matter how it goes, I'm really looking forward to seeing her play after AO!

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 7th, 2012, 06:56 PM
I feel the same! That's one of the reasons why Wimbledon is my favorite Slam! ;)


Anyway, Maria has a good chance of making the final, but everything depends on how she's playing and especially serving! No matter how it goes, I'm really looking forward to seeing her play after AO!

I don't know why but probably it has to do with clay being my favorite surface that I like The French more than Wimbledon. The clay season just amazes me. Always wanted for Maria to do well during this period and her winning Rome was :worship::hearts:.

A title at the French would be awesome. I'm not saying it will be this year but I'm sure it will happen eventually.

JoPova
Feb 7th, 2012, 06:59 PM
I don't know why but probably it has to do with clay being my favorite surface that I like The French more than Wimbledon. The clay season just amazes me. Always wanted for Maria to do well during this period and her winning Rome was :worship::hearts:.

A title at the French would be awesome. I'm not saying it will be this year but I'm sure it will happen eventually.

I love the French Open as well! Two players I like watching a lot won there in 2010 and 2011. Let's hope 2012 will be the right time for my favorite player to win it! :hearts:

gc-spurs
Feb 7th, 2012, 07:58 PM
Wow. 24hrs ago it was 'don't get ahead', but now if Maria doesn't clear this thing, I'm labelling it a disappointment. It's like Memphis but more points and money.

MaitaBaby
Feb 7th, 2012, 08:05 PM
Wow. 24hrs ago it was 'don't get ahead', but now if Maria doesn't clear this thing, I'm labelling it a disappointment. It's like Memphis but more points and money.

:timebomb:
Didn't she beat Petra in Memphis? :lol:

jameshazza
Feb 7th, 2012, 09:17 PM
:timebomb:
Didn't she beat Petra in Memphis? :lol:

Yeah :lol:
I really wish there was some footage of that match. Just to see what it was like.

dsanders06
Feb 7th, 2012, 10:43 PM
Ugh, why did the match have to be the ONE time of day when I couldn't watch.

I dread getting in tomorrow evening to see on the GM homepage "PARIS R2: Chanelle Scheepers def. Maria Sharapova 6-2 2-1 ret."

MaitaBaby
Feb 7th, 2012, 10:57 PM
Ugh, why did the match have to be the ONE time of day when I couldn't watch.

I dread getting in tomorrow evening to see on the GM homepage "PARIS R2: Chanelle Scheepers def. Maria Sharapova 6-2 2-1 ret."

Love it. And love your sig! :eek:

Andy.
Feb 7th, 2012, 11:43 PM
To be honest I dont really have much feeling for this tournament. I will be happy if she wins but if she doesnt do well or pulls out I wont be too bothered. I dont offen feel that way, maybe its because its so soon after the AO or that fact that the field is pretty weak.

JamieOwen3
Feb 7th, 2012, 11:49 PM
i feel the same a little but i really want her to get a title so she can keep her record going of a title every year since 03. This is a big chance to do it early.

Craig.
Feb 8th, 2012, 01:24 AM
Anything less than a title will be a major effin fail.

heelsrule1988
Feb 8th, 2012, 02:46 AM
This is the only match that Tennis Channel won't have covered, so I'll just have to miss Chanelle Scheepers tasting some of the finer foods of Masha's Bakery. :[
I don't like to count my chickens before they hatch, but realistically, if Maria plays well, she should win this tournament. Bartoli is the only genuine threat in the draw, providing Maria plays well.
This. Really no excuse for her not to win the whole thing.

Steven.
Feb 8th, 2012, 03:46 AM
Any aussies getting up at 6 am to watch the match? I have work at 9-6 so it's gonna be a super looooooooooooooooong day but I would do anything for Maria. :hearts:

I don't like to count my chickens before they hatch, but realistically, if Maria plays well, she should win this tournament. Bartoli is the only genuine threat in the draw, providing Maria plays well.

0-4 against Maria, so I'm hoping they meet and Maria wins to add another pigeon to her collection. :cheer:

Lachy
Feb 8th, 2012, 04:03 AM
Any aussies getting up at 6 am to watch the match? I have work at 9-6 so it's gonna be a super looooooooooooooooong day but I would do anything for Maria. :hearts:

Yep, but it's 4/5am for me :sobbing:

claypova
Feb 8th, 2012, 04:21 AM
looking at this joke draw, i'd be really disappointed if she didn't win :lol:

JamieOwen3
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:13 AM
Maria will win it ;) if she doesn't que sera sera :shrug:

Offtopic: during the first half of 2004 maria used to shout "davai" after hitting winners. She did a few times during the match against karatantcheva at indian wells :oh: the reaction by yuri when she won that match was hilarious! "she kick your ass" :lol:

Mistress of Evil
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:33 AM
Maria will win it ;) if she doesn't que sera sera :shrug:

Offtopic: during the first half of 2004 maria used to shout "davai" after hitting winners. She did a few times during the match against karatantcheva at indian wells :oh: the reaction by yuri when she won that match was hilarious! "she kick your ass" :lol:

Davai is used in Karatantcheva's native language and she might have encouraged herself with it( no idea if so) so basically Maria might have done it just to annoy her. :hearts:

JamieOwen3
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:46 AM
Lol i think she was actually, funny how their first meeting was a 3 setter but their matches afterwards were beatdowns. Luv bitchy maria.

madmax
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:38 AM
the only in-form dangerous player is Goerges at the moment and Maria usually knows how to deal with her...so unless she tanks/could care less/gets sick, she should snatch this MM trophy and add to her collection

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:48 AM
Can't wait to see where her form is tonight :yeah:.

Reptilia
Feb 8th, 2012, 09:09 AM
Good Luck Maria. Not staying up. Love sleep too much/still haven't forgiven her for that AO final.

Wait, who is she playing? :hysteric: so out of the loop!

claypova
Feb 8th, 2012, 09:12 AM
^ Chanelle Scheepers ;)

(i think :sobbing:)

Maria rocks
Feb 8th, 2012, 09:51 AM
I'll be watching its 6pm my time so perfect time. :) COME ON MARIA:bounce:

shaktincredible
Feb 8th, 2012, 10:58 AM
To be honest I dont really have much feeling for this tournament. I will be happy if she wins but if she doesnt do well or pulls out I wont be too bothered. I dont offen feel that way, maybe its because its so soon after the AO or that fact that the field is pretty weak.

THIS. of course i want maria to win the whole thing, but right now i pretty much dont care because this is not a grand slam. :sobbing:

doomsday
Feb 8th, 2012, 12:03 PM
THIS. of course i want maria to win the whole thing, but right now i pretty much dont care because this is not a grand slam. :sobbing:

Not only majors matter. She lost OZ final now you need to move on maybe winning the lesser titles than majors will help her to finally win majors titles. She needs to win matches.

JamieOwen3
Feb 8th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Winning matches on the tour is the preperation she has to get to do well in the slams, Australia was the first time she's done so well at a slam without playing any matches prior. She's always said she needs to play a few matches to get a good rythm going so i don't want a loss here. It will be a setback IMO.

Tennisvampire
Feb 8th, 2012, 01:41 PM
Like somebody else said before me, it is important for her to get into the right rhythm and win matches, but personally, I won't be too disappointed if she doesn't win this. Not in terms of her game (the draw is pretty ridiculous and she should win if she plays even with 70%), but in terms of my disappointment after the AO final. I mean, I didn't expect her to come that far, but after beating Petra in an amazing match, to lose against Vika in such a manner? :bigcry: Either way, looking forward to seeing her today :D And a little question? Is the tournament from the 250 series? Considering the players, I would guess so xD

JoPova
Feb 8th, 2012, 01:54 PM
Can't wait to see her play today! I'm curious to see what she'll be wearing here as well! :hearts:

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 8th, 2012, 02:39 PM
The only way for me to be disappointed after this tournament is if she plays horrible in her match here, I want her to start serving GOAT again and considering Clay season is nearing I want her to start coming to the net more and hitting drop shots more frequently cause she has the touch.

18majors
Feb 8th, 2012, 03:08 PM
Good luck, Maria.

jameshazza
Feb 8th, 2012, 03:29 PM
:o
Craybas match only starting. It'll be 7.30 Paris time at the earliest before the match starts.

JoPova
Feb 8th, 2012, 03:40 PM
:o
Craybas match only starting. It'll be 7.30 Paris time at the earliest before the match starts.

Let's hope Wickmayer win this easily! :oh:

madmax
Feb 8th, 2012, 03:41 PM
:o
Craybas match only starting. It'll be 7.30 Paris time at the earliest before the match starts.

why? Yupeemayer will finish her off in half an hour from the looks of things...

JoPova
Feb 8th, 2012, 03:42 PM
why? Yupeemayer will finish her off in half an hour from the looks of things...

I've just checked the score! :lol:

jameshazza
Feb 8th, 2012, 03:58 PM
I've just checked the score! :lol:

Same :lol:. Hope set 2 is as quick.

MM_1257
Feb 8th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Will Eurosport broadcast the match?

Mistress of Evil
Feb 8th, 2012, 04:19 PM
The only way for me to be disappointed after this tournament is if she plays horrible in her match here, I want her to start serving GOAT again and considering Clay season is nearing I want her to start coming to the net more and hitting drop shots more frequently cause she has the touch.

:hysteric:
There is a 2.5-month till Stuttgart, I doubt clay is on her mind right know and it should not be on ours as well :spit: Indian Wells and Miami are kinda of a big deal, you know.

Ksenia.
Feb 8th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Oh god, how to tell that uni started? Maria is playing in 30 minutes and I just found out :lol:
I'm gonna watch, let's go gurl :cheer:

18majors
Feb 8th, 2012, 04:40 PM
:hysteric:
There is a 2.5-month till Stuttgart, I doubt clay is on her mind right know and it should not be on ours as well :spit: Indian Wells and Miami are kinda of a big deal, you know.

I've just found out you're Svetlio, hi!

~MashyOwnThemAll
Feb 8th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Will Eurosport broadcast the match?

eus2

lefty24
Feb 8th, 2012, 04:57 PM
I have a meeting with a teacher 7:10 Paris time and will probably get home at 7:45. I really hope I get to see some of the match.

18majors
Feb 8th, 2012, 04:58 PM
I have a meeting with a teacher 7:10 Paris time and will probably get home at 7:45. I really hope I get to see some of the match.

Match won't start until 7:10; you should be A-OK.

Dieter.
Feb 8th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Masha time :cheer:

rucolo
Feb 8th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Paris will be such a cakewalk for Maria! :lol:

No Clijsters, Azarenka, Li, Kvitova. Ridiculously weak Premier :tape:

Tennisvampire
Feb 8th, 2012, 05:03 PM
Maria going on the court now :hearts: and the commentator just said she is the highest earning female player in the history o.O I didn't know she is that good in the money-making department :worship:

JoPova
Feb 8th, 2012, 05:05 PM
She is wearing her AO dress, which is really stunning IMO. So I'm glad to see her wearing it one last time!

Tennisvampire
Feb 8th, 2012, 05:05 PM
And she is playing in her AO gear. Haven't seen yet, but probably her classic top and skirt variation :D

Edit: Nope, her dress :D Even better, I love this one :D

Aaron!
Feb 8th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Come on Maria :cheer:

Crux Squall
Feb 8th, 2012, 05:12 PM
GoodLuck Maria

Tennisvampire
Feb 8th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Chair umpire Kader :facepalm:

Tennisvampire
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:25 PM
A bit of a slow start, but finished it in big style :D She was serving pretty well (only two DFs), footwork was good, and the shot that won the majority of points: BACKHAND :hearts: She was hitting it everywhere, down the line, cross-court... Best point definitely her BH passing shot. Defense was also really good. All in all, a pretty good performance. And how cute was she in the end? Btw, that commentator really has to work on his English xD

goldlion
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:25 PM
Didn't watch the first set but the second set looked kind of solid. Wasn't really tested tho.

Paris court just makes her shot look faster and lethal. It suits her very well, good pace and allows her to dictate.

I'm glad she has improved the variation in her serve since the beginning of the year.

Last year it was so predictable which directions she was gonna serve and this gave her lots of troubles. And this year she has reduced her double faults significantly and it's mighty impressive.

~MashyOwnThemAll
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:26 PM
:angel:

Crux Squall
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:27 PM
She played better in the 2nd set and i love Paris's surface, it's a real hardcourt:lol:
Stat
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/408838_378397635509823_217361314946790_1655606_497 432622_n.jpg

Maria will face Kerber or Niculescu in QF on Friday

goldlion
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:27 PM
A bit of a slow start, but finished it in big style :D She was serving pretty well (only two DFs), footwork was good, and the shot that won the majority of points: BACKHAND :hearts: She was hitting it everywhere, down the line, cross-court... Best point definitely her BH passing shot. Defense was also really good. All in all, a pretty good performance. And how cute was she in the end? Btw, that commentator really has to work on his English xD

It's only around 50% of her level. If I had to pick on her, I don't like when she was at the net and got passed by three cc forehands in the second set.

First one, okay maybe you were guessing. Second one, the follow through wasn't go enough. Third one, you kinda know she's gonna go cc to pass you and Maria still let that happen.

Maria Croft
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:27 PM
Nice and easy.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Please let it be Kerber whom she plays next. I want another beat down of that German :cheer:.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Not bad for a first match. :yeah:

P.S. PRETTY PLEASE, DO WHAT MY SIGNATURES TELLS YOU TO! :sobbing:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:31 PM
If Maria win here QF match I will see her live on Saturday :oh: . Let's all pray she wins this tournament anyway. Anything less would be a disappointment.

Trih
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:33 PM
A win is always a win, not too much of a challenge though, keep going on. :cheer:

lefty24
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Not bad for a first match. :yeah:

P.S. PRETTY PLEASE, DO WHAT MY SIGNATURES TELLS YOU TO! :sobbing:

and you're not even his publicist. :p
but wow he is handsome. I'll vote now.

edit: well I guess silverwhite does intros for everyone so never mind.
Is there a Miss TF competition?

Mistress of Evil
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:39 PM
and you're not even his publicist. :p
but wow he is handsome. I'll vote now.

edit: well I guess silverwhite does intros for everyone so never mind.
Is there a Miss TF competition?

I am supposed to be, actually. :lol:
Yeap, he is the most beautiful one.

It might be held into the next weeks, I dunno. Though, there are not many girls on TF. :awww:
The intros are done by the contestants themselves, I did Rerun's coz he is busy.

jameshazza
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Not bad at all, all things considering. The next few matches should be good for her movement.
PS. Rerun :hearts:

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:41 PM
I am supposed to be, actually. :lol:
Yeap, he is the most beautiful one.

That's not what you thought when Prodigy555 was in the contest :oh::spit:.

Tennisvampire
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:51 PM
It's only around 50% of her level. If I had to pick on her, I don't like when she was at the net and got passed by three cc forehands in the second set.

First one, okay maybe you were guessing. Second one, the follow through wasn't go enough. Third one, you kinda know she's gonna go cc to pass you and Maria still let that happen.

I see it a bit differently :D First time, it was the first point in the game, and I think she was experimenting a bit, which is always good for first rounds, especially since she had a good result. Approach was not very good, and that landed her into trouble. Second time, she hit a slice, because Scheepers' ball barely went over the net, so she was basically forced to come out and couldn't have reacted better in my opinion. Third time again Scheepers' shot again barely got to her side, although she could have put more top spin on her forehand, and maybe tried to play it down the line, instead of cross court diagonal. But, it doesn't matter, the important thing is that she won :D

Mistress of Evil
Feb 8th, 2012, 06:54 PM
That's not what you thought when Prodigy555 was in the contest :oh::spit:.

Had they been to meet, I would have voted still for Raffa. :shrug: It is just that the other one seems hot, in a sexual kinda way; you would not understand.

Sharapovian
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:03 PM
Not too bad considering it was the first match. Took her a while to get some rhythm but started hitting better as the match went on.

Kerber or Niclescu in the next round.

MaitaBaby
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:11 PM
I want Niculescu! That would be hilar!

18majors
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:19 PM
I want Niculescu! That would be hilar!

Comedy or not, Maria will do everything to win.

MaitaBaby
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:25 PM
Comedy or not, Maria will do everything to win.

:shrug:

madmax
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:31 PM
Kerber will eat Junkulescu for breakfast and then have some for lunch too...

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:36 PM
Had they been to meet, I would have voted still for Raffa. :shrug: It is just that the other one seems hot, in a sexual kinda way; you would not understand.

Right :yeah:.

JamieOwen3
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:37 PM
Carebear will be her next opponent i think.

Andy.
Feb 9th, 2012, 02:41 AM
A nice solid start to the event. No fuss and workman like without being spectacular.

claypova
Feb 9th, 2012, 04:45 AM
good win :D :cheer:

claypova
Feb 9th, 2012, 08:39 AM
wow, the dress, the ribbon, visor-less. she looks fab :hearts:

shame that the trophy became so ugly ... :sad:

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 9th, 2012, 08:45 AM
Is there a video of this match?

claypova
Feb 9th, 2012, 08:53 AM
0NCIQWt-u70

Maria rocks
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:47 AM
A nice solid start to the event. No fuss and workman like without being spectacular.

Yeah it was a great start. She should hopefully win this tournament.

JoPova
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:11 AM
I couldn't finish watching the match, but I recorded it and watched it later! A solid performance from Maria! The surface is really slow though! I thought it would've been much faster!

Maria rocks
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:17 AM
I couldn't finish watching the match, but I recorded it and watched it later! A solid performance from Maria! The surface is really slow though! I thought it would've been much faster!

Yeah i know what you mean and there is hardly any room on the court either to the sides or beyond the baselines.

Lachy
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:20 AM
I couldn't finish watching the match, but I recorded it and watched it later! A solid performance from Maria! The surface is really slow though! I thought it would've been much faster!

Really? The commentators said it was one of the fastest courts on tour :lol:

JoPova
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:26 AM
Really? The commentators said it was one of the fastest courts on tour :lol:

The commentators I heard said that the court looks even slower than Philippe Chatrier at RG! I guess that was an exaggeration, but I agree that it looks pretty slow. Even though for today's standards I guess it's considered fast! :scratch: I want really fast courts back! :sad:

JamieOwen3
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:43 AM
i thought it looked fast actually, especially for today's standards. :lol:

Crux Squall
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:50 AM
From what i saw yesterday, the court is very fast. Fastest surface in recent year. This court is faster than Wimbledon

Steven.
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:59 AM
It is definitely very fast, probably the fastest on the tour atm. You can tell by how fast the balls fly, and also how little time each player has to time their shots and how difficult it is to defend.

It might not seem that fast on the camera because its projecting the match from the baseline where depth and speed are harder to determine.

Mashabator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:13 AM
It looked heaps fast to me, some of those BH DTL winners Mash hit :drool:

Trih
Feb 9th, 2012, 12:04 PM
:confused: To me it looked a little bit faster than AO, but not very much.. I mean, the bounce is for sure not as low as grass.

swissmr
Feb 9th, 2012, 12:53 PM
The court is definitely way faster than AO.

~MashyOwnThemAll
Feb 9th, 2012, 01:11 PM
Scary fast! :cheer: :hearts:

**mashafierce**
Feb 9th, 2012, 01:48 PM
when is she playing again?

madmax
Feb 9th, 2012, 01:59 PM
:confused: To me it looked a little bit faster than AO, but not very much.. I mean, the bounce is for sure not as low as grass.

LOL, are you for real?:lol: This indoor ice rink is faster than Cincy and considerably faster than Wimby too...

18majors
Feb 9th, 2012, 02:13 PM
when is she playing again?

QF will be played on Friday, February 10, 2012.

18majors
Feb 9th, 2012, 02:16 PM
LOL, are you for real?:lol: This indoor ice rink is faster than Cincy and considerably faster than Wimby too...

Hopefully Maria won't beat herself again with DF's or UE's. Players need to beat her ala Azarenka at 2012 AO final.

s teddy
Feb 9th, 2012, 02:36 PM
Hopefully Maria won't beat herself again with DF's or UE's. Players need to beat her ala Azarenka at 2012 AO final.

Good point. Other players really only have a chance if Maria plays passively and/or makes a huge number of errors.

If Maria plays reasonably well, she should win this tournament with ease. :cheer:

EDIT: Kerber seemed to play quite well in her last match. Maria may have to play better than she did against Scheepers. :unsure:

18majors
Feb 9th, 2012, 03:38 PM
It's Kerber for QF, go Maria.

jameshazza
Feb 9th, 2012, 03:39 PM
Get Kerber good. Will she be more/less trouble this time considering court difference?

doomsday
Feb 9th, 2012, 03:40 PM
Interesting matchup coming up, Maria should win in straights but it won't be that easy.

Craig.
Feb 9th, 2012, 03:43 PM
Ugh, Kerber again? :o

**mashafierce**
Feb 9th, 2012, 03:46 PM
QF will be played on Friday, February 10, 2012.

thanks

madmax
Feb 9th, 2012, 03:49 PM
Kerber indoors should be an easier task than last month...on the other hand, Maria back then played an exceptional match (in my opinion her best quality match this year so far)

Mistress of Evil
Feb 9th, 2012, 04:40 PM
She will take care of Kerber one way or another, hopefully. :cheer:

dsanders06
Feb 9th, 2012, 05:12 PM
I would've been more nervous if she was playing Niculescu tbh :shrug:

rucolo
Feb 9th, 2012, 05:17 PM
Easy start for Maria! ;):)

R1 Bye
R2 Scheepers
QF Kerber
SF McHale/Barthel/Wickmayer
F Bartoli

What a weak Premier tournament :o

18majors
Feb 9th, 2012, 05:21 PM
Easy start for Maria! ;):)

R1 Bye
R2 Scheepers
QF Kerber
SF McHale/Barthel/Wickmayer
F Bartoli

What a weak Premier :o

Glad that you cheer for Maria even though she plays a German. Sometimes the priority isn't easy.

rucolo
Feb 9th, 2012, 05:26 PM
Glad that you cheer for Maria even though she plays a German. Sometimes the priority isn't easy.

Yeah, it`s not easy. I like the German girls too of course. But I love Maria :p

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Kerber next :shrug:. Maria should serve really solidly to win this.

Let's do this :cheer:.

Fighterpova
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:31 PM
I just want to congratulate Maria on winning her 2nd round match. I wasn't here unfortunately, but I watched the replay and she played so good from 3-3 in the 1st set :yeah: Overall a very good win :D

Now the match vs Kerber, the AO score was very misleading, it was a very tough match, but Maria fought so hard in every game :worship:

No doubt it's gonna be harder this time, but I believe Maria will win this in 2 :)

Good luck :cheer:

goldlion
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:56 PM
I'm sorry but am I watching the same Maria as the majority of us here? I don't know why you guys are concerned about her at this stage when she is clearly playing with a lot of confidence in her tennis.

With Kerber's weak serve, esp second serve, I'm sure Maria's gonna take full advantage of it, and it's Kerber who needs to serve well to stay competitive with Maria because Maria's ground game can easily blow her off the court - fast pace, flat ball, good depth whatever you need in an indoor tournament. They might rally but Maria knows how to play on this surface.

miffedmax
Feb 9th, 2012, 08:03 PM
I agree. I think everything is on Martha's racket in this depleted field.

She's still not up to the standards of her glory days, but the Maria of the last 5 months is way better than anything we've seen since 2008.

She's not invincible, and I can't say anything is automatic, but she's a solid favorite against any but a few of the top players and has shown she can beat them on her day.

Sasja
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:15 PM
QF vs Kerber is the 3rd match tomorrow:

Central (from 12.30 hrs)
1. Liezel Huber & Lisa Raymond vs Alberta Brianti & Alize Cornet
2. Julia Goerges vs Klara Zakopalova (not before 14.30 hrs)
3. Maria Sharapova vs Angelique Kerber

Allez Maria :cheer:

Mistress of Evil
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:17 PM
Nice, I will watch it. :cheer:

JoPova
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:23 PM
After reading all your posts I think I should get my eyes checked! :lol:

Next opponent: Kerber! I think that Maria can win this in two, but I expect it to be more difficult than the one at the AO. Hopefully she'll show up extremely focused and with all of her shots working well, just as during their previous match three weeks ago! ;)

18majors
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:45 PM
I'm sorry but am I watching the same Maria as the majority of us here? I don't know why you guys are concerned about her at this stage when she is clearly playing with a lot of confidence in her tennis.

With Kerber's weak serve, esp second serve, I'm sure Maria's gonna take full advantage of it, and it's Kerber who needs to serve well to stay competitive with Maria because Maria's ground game can easily blow her off the court - fast pace, flat ball, good depth whatever you need in an indoor tournament. They might rally but Maria knows how to play on this surface.

Maria probably will win 9 out 10 times playing Kerber but nothing can be taken for granted. Good luck Maria.

Kitten63
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:11 PM
Good luck Maria :cheer:

jameshazza
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Maria probably will win 9 out 10 times playing Kerber but nothing can be taken for granted. Good luck Maria.

This. BTW y'all better be voting for Rerun
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/307543_2371511525317_1176365296_32978966_1786533_n .jpg

And I'm not even his publicist :oh: :hysteric:

Lucas_Arg
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:32 PM
Who is Rerrun?

jameshazza
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:39 PM
Who is Rerrun?

Mr TF (or will be in a couple of days hopefully) :oh:

dsanders06
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:49 PM
QF vs Kerber is the 3rd match tomorrow:

Central (from 12.30 hrs)
1. Liezel Huber & Lisa Raymond vs Alberta Brianti & Alize Cornet
2. Julia Goerges vs Klara Zakopalova (not before 14.30 hrs)
3. Maria Sharapova vs Angelique Kerber

Allez Maria :cheer:

Ffs, I'm out until about 4.30GMT (5.30 French time)... the second time in a row they've scheduled it for the one time of day when I probably can't watch :facepalm: Hopefully Goerges-Zakapalova goes for about 3 hours :unsure:

jameshazza
Feb 10th, 2012, 12:26 AM
Ffs, I'm out until about 4.30GMT (5.30 French time)... the second time in a row they've scheduled it for the one time of day when I probably can't watch :facepalm: Hopefully Goerges-Zakapalova goes for about 3 hours :unsure:

This to all. Except it the first time for me.

Steven.
Feb 10th, 2012, 12:44 AM
I've yet to miss a Maria match this year, and I ain't on planning to miss any anytime soon. Looks like I'm staying up late again. :cheer:

Reptilia
Feb 10th, 2012, 12:51 AM
I've yet to miss a Maria match this year, and I ain't on planning to miss any anytime soon. Looks like I'm staying up late again. :cheer:

What time in Sydney do you think she play around abouts? I'm terrible at working out these sorts of things :lol:

Steven.
Feb 10th, 2012, 01:09 AM
What time in Sydney do you think she play around abouts? I'm terrible at working out these sorts of things :lol:

well 2.30pm is 12.30am here and I'd assume it takes at least 1.5 hrs to get the match finished and get the players on court... so any time after 2am in Sydney (4am in NZ :sobbing::hug:)

jameshazza
Feb 10th, 2012, 01:51 AM
I've yet to miss a Maria match this year, and I ain't on planning to miss any anytime soon. Looks like I'm staying up late again. :cheer:

Unless somethin extraordinary happens, tomorrow will be my first. Can't wait til wimbledon, then you will know how we feel at AO :devil: :lol:

Steven.
Feb 10th, 2012, 01:57 AM
Unless somethin extraordinary happens, tomorrow will be my first. Can't wait til wimbledon, then you will know how we feel at AO :devil: :lol:

Last Wimbledon I only missed her match against Peng, but that ws cause I was out all night :sobbing: Painfully followed it on the WTA livescore app.

jameshazza
Feb 10th, 2012, 01:59 AM
Last Wimbledon I only missed her match against Peng, but that ws cause I was out all night :sobbing: Painfully followed it on the WTA livescore app.

I missed Peng too, hiking - FML :hysteric:. I got my sis to text me live scores though :lol:

lefty24
Feb 10th, 2012, 02:32 AM
What time will the match be for the U.S?
I have school but I really hope I won't miss the match.

Fed_Ds
Feb 10th, 2012, 02:43 AM
What time will the match be for the U.S?
I have school but I really hope I won't miss the match.

I think it's around 11:30 AM for the Eastern timezone.

lefty24
Feb 10th, 2012, 03:08 AM
I think it's around 11:30 AM for the Eastern timezone.

Thank you!

Crux Squall
Feb 10th, 2012, 03:13 AM
I missed Peng too, hiking - FML :hysteric:. I got my sis to text me live scores though :lol:

This match is Maria's best match in Wimbledon 2011

jameshazza
Feb 10th, 2012, 03:18 AM
This match is Maria's best match in Wimbledon 2011

I watched highlights :hysteric:
But it did look pretty good.

Reptilia
Feb 10th, 2012, 03:30 AM
well 2.30pm is 12.30am here and I'd assume it takes at least 1.5 hrs to get the match finished and get the players on court... so any time after 2am in Sydney (4am in NZ :sobbing::hug:)

Thanks :lol: I'll set my alarm but i don't see myself getting up for this.

Steven.
Feb 10th, 2012, 03:55 AM
you might get lucky if Julia and Klara plays for like 3 hrs :lol:

perseus2006
Feb 10th, 2012, 04:30 AM
I think it's around 11:30 AM for the Eastern timezone.

Wait! I think there is a calculation error here.

The QF's start at 2:30 PM Paris time, that's 8:30 AM EST.

Figure an hour and a half for the Julia v Klara match, then the Pova v Kerber match will start about 10:00 AM EST.

If you don't srart watching until 11:30 AM EST, you may miss the whole match!

The only good news is that ESPN3 is streaming the matches, so if you miss it LIVE you can always watch it on REPLAY. The excitement never ends...

MaitaBaby
Feb 10th, 2012, 07:56 AM
Wait! I think there is a calculation error here.

The QF's start at 2:30 PM Paris time, that's 8:30 AM EST.

Figure an hour and a half for the Julia v Klara match, then the Pova v Kerber match will start about 10:00 AM EST.

If you don't srart watching until 11:30 AM EST, you may miss the whole match!

The only good news is that ESPN3 is streaming the matches, so if you miss it LIVE you can always watch it on REPLAY. The excitement never ends...

:worship:

Mashabator
Feb 10th, 2012, 08:47 AM
Please dominate Maria :D

Maria rocks
Feb 10th, 2012, 09:36 AM
Please dominate Maria :D

I would be surprised if she doesn't win this tournament.

Mashabator
Feb 10th, 2012, 10:08 AM
I would be surprised if she doesn't win this tournament.
Ever since the final though :sad: i just feel unsure about whats going to happen.

JoPova
Feb 10th, 2012, 10:09 AM
Pffff.. unfortunately i won't be able to follow the match from the beginning, unless Julia vs Klara lasts 2 hours, which is highly unlikely!

18majors
Feb 10th, 2012, 12:57 PM
Wait! I think there is a calculation error here.

The QF's start at 2:30 PM Paris time, that's 8:30 AM EST.

Figure an hour and a half for the Julia v Klara match, then the Pova v Kerber match will start about 10:00 AM EST.

If you don't srart watching until 11:30 AM EST, you may miss the whole match!

The only good news is that ESPN3 is streaming the matches, so if you miss it LIVE you can always watch it on REPLAY. The excitement never ends...

You're absolutely right!

JoPova
Feb 10th, 2012, 02:39 PM
I'd personally like to thank Zakopalova for dragging her match for so long, so that I can watch Maria's match from the beginning! :lol:

Steven.
Feb 10th, 2012, 02:48 PM
I'd personally like to thank Zakopalova for dragging her match for so long, so that I can watch Maria's match from the beginning! :lol:

gurl, speak for yourself. I'm about to nod off any minute.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 10th, 2012, 02:50 PM
Gosh, those bitches irritated the fuck out of me. Come on, Martha, be a good girl and win easily! :cheer:

JoPova
Feb 10th, 2012, 02:56 PM
gurl, speak for yourself. I'm about to nod off any minute.

I know! I can imagine! Move to Italy! It's easier to follow the tournaments in this part of the season! ;)