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joćo.
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:53 PM
So many DFs :facepalm:
Makarova next :unsure:

Craig.
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:54 PM
Good enough I guess :shrug:

Belmont Lad
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:55 PM
It's a comfortable W...... :scared: :shrug:

madmax
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:55 PM
gifting 6 games to that useless pusher is unnacaptable:facepalm:
Get into the groove finally, will ya...

s teddy
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Routine enough win. Makarova next :dance:

Six of her seven double faults were in the first set. I'm not too worried about her serve as long as she keeps adjusting it well.

dsanders06
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Doesn't sound like she played fantastic, but it's hard to argue that much with a 6-4 6-2 scoreline :shrug: Doublefaults undoubtedly a worry though, after holding them down so well all year up until this tournament.

I think Makarova might give her a tougher match than the AO, possibly a 3-setter, but Maria should definitely end up winning it no matter how long it takes to get there.... she's going to have to step it up if she gets Li in the QFs though.

Stonerpova
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Got the job done. Good luck against Makarova :yeah:

pedropt
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Stop DFing, Maria :sobbing:

~MashyOwnThemAll
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Go Mashy, nya! :rocker2:

killerqueen
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:57 PM
It's a concern that her DF spell seems to be back, but it's still a win I guess..

jameshazza
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:58 PM
Can't see her losing to Makarova, although I can see a Sharapova Special.

jameshazza
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Oh and on the DF apparently they've been pretty high among most of the players so far...

Rod the Bama
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:01 PM
It`s was alright performance from Maria. She should`ve won more easily if not for the DFs and mini errorfest late in the first set. Still i`m pleased that she won it in straight sets. :clap2:

18majors
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Doesn't sound like she played fantastic, but it's hard to argue that much with a 6-4 6-2 scoreline :shrug: Doublefaults undoubtedly a worry though, after holding them down so well all year up until this tournament.

I think Makarova might give her a tougher match than the AO, possibly a 3-setter, but Maria should definitely end up winning it no matter how long it takes to get there.... she's going to have to step it up if she gets Li in the QFs though.

It's no more than a 50/50 proposition that Li can get by Sabine.

JamieOwen3
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:03 PM
improving with every match :oh:

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Good enough scoreline I guess :shrug:.

Play better in your next match. I want another Serena-Maria match so bad here. I don't know why but I think the tour needs another encounter like that in Miami.

Pump-it-UP
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Horrendous match. Sloane had no strategy and her court positioning was absolutely horrific. She has the tools to be successful, she just no idea how to use them. :o

Only positive for Maria was that her 1st serve was working well.

Craig.
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:05 PM
Oh God, she'd get either Lisicki or Li in the QFs? :o

Sp!ffy
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:05 PM
Not good enough.

vozas
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:17 PM
NID.

Get your ass in the final, Maria. Keep improving the games won per match against Azarenka. Let's make it 8 this time :worship::worship:

faboozadoo15
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:29 PM
I'll laugh a little if Sharapova gets a draw like Makarova/Lisicki/Stosur and then Vika again in the final.

vozas
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:33 PM
I'll laugh a little if Sharapova gets a draw like Makarova/Lisicki/Stosur and then Vika again in the final.

Would Makarova and Lisicki become her bitches (i.e. +5 h2h differential) if she beats them?

And I want 10 victories over the Mugstralian.

flareon
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Well done masha :yeah:

18majors
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:36 PM
I'll laugh a little if Sharapova gets a draw like Makarova/Lisicki/Stosur and then Vika again in the final.

It may just happen!

dsanders06
Mar 24th, 2012, 10:39 PM
Would Makarova and Lisicki become her bitches (i.e. +5 h2h differential) if she beats them?

And I want 10 victories over the Mugstralian.

Not sure about Makarova, but it would be only her 4th win over Lisicki.

And yes, much as I like Sam, Maria BADLY needs to make amends for that YEC defeat :tape:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 24th, 2012, 11:04 PM
cakewalk :yawn:

Lulu.
Mar 24th, 2012, 11:15 PM
Sloane. :hug:
Nice showing.

cn ireland
Mar 24th, 2012, 11:28 PM
Good scoreline Maria:yeah:

Charlatan
Mar 24th, 2012, 11:30 PM
cakewalk :yawn:

ain't you a fan of vika also? i mean look at her quarters in miami draw...may be another double standard, i guess

gc-spurs
Mar 24th, 2012, 11:42 PM
NID.

Get your ass in the final, Maria. Keep improving the games won per match against Azarenka. Let's make it 8 this time :worship::worship:

Yeah, at the rate we're going we may get a win vs Vika in abou 3 more matchups :cheer:

~MashyOwnThemAll
Mar 24th, 2012, 11:48 PM
cakewalk :yawn:

*jealous fanboy detected*

Shivank17
Mar 24th, 2012, 11:48 PM
Step by step improvement. :cheer:
So Mona lost? :oh:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 25th, 2012, 12:01 AM
Sloane will never be a top player playing like that, that powder puff serve gots to go!

C. Drone
Mar 25th, 2012, 12:18 AM
Yeah, at the rate we're going we may get a win vs Vika in abou 3 more matchups :cheer:never give up, Masha. :hearts:

Vincey!
Mar 25th, 2012, 12:30 AM
I don't know what's happening in Miami but she hits more dfs than she did since the beginning of the year. Maybe she's trying to go for more on that second serve, maybe she thinks it's the way she'll be able to beat Vika and other top players. If you take away the DFs she would have won 8 pts out of 12 on her second serve, that's not bad at all lol. Hopefully she'll be able to control more those serves tho.

Queenpova
Mar 25th, 2012, 03:52 AM
ohhh masha

Steven.
Mar 25th, 2012, 03:59 AM
ohhh masha

..omg nasty image :tape::help::hysteric:

but yay masha... I hope she's playing herself into form with each match.

Queenpova
Mar 25th, 2012, 04:09 AM
..omg nasty image :tape::help::hysteric:



huh?

JamieMU30
Mar 25th, 2012, 04:26 AM
Sloane won 6 games off Martha, yet Martha can barely scrape out 5 against Vika? LMAO...Martha, please your brain injury is very worrying and once again Davenport never misses a chance to throw some shade...LOL...."Is Vika in Maria's head?"...Davenport: "Oh, absolutely," followed by a shady laugh...This Davenport is just too good...LMAO

Steven.
Mar 25th, 2012, 04:30 AM
Sloane won 6 games off Martha, yet Martha can barely scrape out 5 against Vika? LMAO...Martha, please your brain injury is very worrying and once again Davenport never misses a chance to throw some shade...LOL...."Is Vika in Maria's head?"...Davenport: "Oh, absolutely," followed by a shady laugh...This Davenport is just too good...LMAO

oh honey, that isn't shady at all :facepalm: people on TF need to stop abusing this word.

Anyways I forgot to ask, does anyone have stats?

vozas
Mar 25th, 2012, 08:45 AM
Davenport actually tends to overpraise Maria, she always has. She likes Maria a lot.

doomsday
Mar 25th, 2012, 08:51 AM
Sloane won 6 games off Martha, yet Martha can barely scrape out 5 against Vika? LMAO...Martha, please your brain injury is very worrying and once again Davenport never misses a chance to throw some shade...LOL...."Is Vika in Maria's head?"...Davenport: "Oh, absolutely," followed by a shady laugh...This Davenport is just too good...LMAO

Davenport knows what she is talking about and honestly I would be worried if Vika wasn't in Maria's head after losing badly to her in 2 big finals just this year. She is in Maria's head and Maria will do everything to beat her, that's how it works with Pova and all best players.:shrug:

tennisfan146
Mar 25th, 2012, 09:17 AM
What's up with her serve again? She seemed to be getting it under control, but now the double faults are back again. Apart from serve, it seems like it was a routine win for her.

Mistress of Evil
Mar 25th, 2012, 12:29 PM
A win in 2 sets. I will take it. :yeah:

Vuvurenka
Mar 25th, 2012, 12:34 PM
Please thrash Makarova in the next round Maria. :)