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Mistress of Evil
May 20th, 2012, 06:04 PM
Cow on Ice Evolution:



2003 - mini-Moo

http://maria-sharapova.org/photos/2003/lowres/95629_1180257564.jpg


2004 - Baby Moo showing its Moo power.

http://tenniswiz-art.com/uploads/processed/0752/0712261354501107_0737.jpg

2005 - Baby Moo bows down to Empress Moo.

http://idata.over-blog.com/0/00/44/37/masha/mariasharapova-28mai05-rolandgarros2005.jpg

2006 - Disaster Moo.

http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2006+French+Open+Day+Four+1_CmzNPgFYal.jpg

2007 - Injured Moo.

http://vpqv.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/ana-maria-2.jpg

2008 - Disaster Moo 2.

http://tenniswiz-art.com/uploads/processed/0828/08070714485010d5x5813.jpg

2009 - Comeback Moo.

http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Maria+Sharapova+2009+French+Open+Day+Six+Qlc_1cmFG h3l.jpg

2010 - Poetry in motion Moo.

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2010+French+Open+Day+Three+yKwxrU05omVl.jpg

2011 - Epic Moo has a breakdown.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6077/6136499644_c585807669_z.jpg

2012 - Victorious Moo

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5curffw1O1r6ibubo2_500.jpg

doooma6816
May 20th, 2012, 06:08 PM
hahahahahahaha :worship:

Mistress of Evil
May 20th, 2012, 06:08 PM
No fucking way. :o I have just spent the last 20 minutes making a thread. Delete this immediately. :sobbing:

18majors
May 20th, 2012, 06:08 PM
Thanks for the sequel, Maria is in good shape with this thread.

Julian.
May 20th, 2012, 06:14 PM
No fucking way. :o I have just spent the last 20 minutes making a thread. Delete this immediately. :sobbing:

:happy:

Julian.
May 20th, 2012, 06:15 PM
Wow Sharapova beat all 4 reigning slam champions (Li, Kvitova, Stosur, Azarenka) on red clay to get her 2 tiles (Stuttgart & Rome) this year :worship:

She also hasn't lost a single match on red clay going into the French :sobbing:Wow Sharapova beat all 4 reigning slam champions (Li, Kvitova, Stosur, Azarenka) on red clay to get her 2 tiles (Stuttgart & Rome) this year :worship:

She also hasn't lost a single match on red clay going into the French :sobbing:

killerqueen
May 20th, 2012, 06:18 PM
Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove over bitches, Mooooria is coming for her slam. Moo.

Crux Squall
May 20th, 2012, 06:19 PM
good luck maria, bring your best serve to Paris please

Charlatan
May 20th, 2012, 06:19 PM
Thank you for this instant sequel thread for Paris...Svetlio :inlove:

The other irrelevant thread by that annoying poster can get locked

18majors
May 20th, 2012, 06:24 PM
Thank you for this instant sequel thread for Paris...Svetlio :inlove:

The other irrelevant thread by that annoying poster can get locked

Yes, we need to keep this thread moving.

JamieOwen3
May 20th, 2012, 06:27 PM
:p love that first pic, It's the outfit and it's colour. Red looks amazing on her *as I've mentioned a thousand times previously* :lol:

Cherry.
May 20th, 2012, 06:27 PM
Thank you for this instant sequel thread for Paris...Svetlio :inlove:

The other irrelevant thread by that annoying poster can get lockedThis. :inlove:
Well that one can be combined to this one me thinks.

SharaGaGa
May 20th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Moosha! Pls win the French!! :D

doomsday
May 20th, 2012, 06:29 PM
No fucking way. :o I have just spent the last 20 minutes making a thread. Delete this immediately. :sobbing:

:haha:

tennis-insomniac
May 20th, 2012, 06:33 PM
shame there's no RG 2003 pic of Claypova :lol:

Anyway, let's do this Maria :rocker: Good Luck all the way :)

18majors
May 20th, 2012, 06:39 PM
shame there's no RG 2003 pic of Claypova :lol:

Anyway, let's do this Maria :rocker: Good Luck all the way :)

Did Maria play RG in 2003? Good for her.

tennis-insomniac
May 20th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Did Maria play RG in 2003? Good for her.

She did. Lost to Magui Serna a very good player from Espana :)

SharaGaGa
May 20th, 2012, 06:43 PM
92 "guests" this sub-forum really is the most popular with the lurkers.

That's why I registered. :D I was stalking this subforum (Claypova thread) for updates on the Rome final. Wondered why it disappeared in the "Live Scores" feed on the WTA/Rome websites, no news, nothing. :confused:

18majors
May 20th, 2012, 06:43 PM
She did. Lost to Magui Serna a very good player from Espana :)

It's amazing how much Maria had already achieved before she turned 17 years old!

TrollPova
May 20th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Love this thread, and hope that the OP is lucky for us again =p. Really excited about Maria's performance on clay, and hopefully Serena won't be in Maria's half, and hopefully is in Azarenka's/Radwanska's quarter! Good luck Maria!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

SharaGaGa
May 20th, 2012, 06:46 PM
Love this thread, and hope that the OP is lucky for us again =p. Really excited about Maria's performance on clay, and hopefully Serena won't be in Maria's half, and hopefully is in Azarenka's/Radwanska's quarter! Good luck Maria!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

I hope Maria doesn't have another Caroline Garcia-esque encounter! And I just hope she wins the title!! :D

18majors
May 20th, 2012, 06:48 PM
I hope Maria doesn't have another Caroline Garcia-esque encounter! And I just hope she wins the title!! :D

Caroline Garcia, Serena Williams and etc., it doesn't matter as long as Maria wins.

Sasja
May 20th, 2012, 06:57 PM
Thanks for opening the thread. Hope it brings good luck again :oh:

Love the OP, the 2007 & 2008 dresses :hearts: EDIT: it's post 8 now :o :sobbing:

Can't wait for RG :cheer:

Trih
May 20th, 2012, 06:57 PM
Claypova is now a name to be feared by everyone. :cool:

**mashafierce**
May 20th, 2012, 06:57 PM
Hilarious thread!Let's take it one match at a time

Sasja
May 20th, 2012, 06:59 PM
#subscribes#

Charlatan
May 20th, 2012, 07:00 PM
I know i am a whiner, but why the fuck does his thread come first after being merged? :(

Lefty.
May 20th, 2012, 07:00 PM
Sorry Светльо, I wasn't able to make the first post appear to be yours without deleting the entire thread. :o I kept your thread title though.

Lefty.
May 20th, 2012, 07:01 PM
I know i am a whiner, but why the fuck does his thread come first after being merged? :(

If I deleted his post it would delete the whole thread sadly. :o If you guys want, Светльо can make a new one and i'll just delete this one.

abesky
May 20th, 2012, 08:55 PM
I fixed it for all of you. And sad that you call me annoying when you have other things to worry about such as your life. I just wanted to have my first thread as good luck to Maria. You guys are too mean. You have a dry sense of humour and you can't even take a simple joke.

Mr.Sharapova
May 20th, 2012, 10:34 PM
^ Not if your first thread is the one of a slam sadly :tape::oh:.

abesky
May 20th, 2012, 10:50 PM
I don't mind that, but some people are just too mean. They say I'm irrelevant and yet they've only been in this forum for a few months thinking they're the shit. That's what really annoys me. But other than that, :wooparty: I hope Rena breaks a wrist trying to hit aces. :oh:

JamieOwen3
May 21st, 2012, 12:09 AM
Tip - NEVER hope anyone gets god awful injuries!

I've been a member since December 2008 and still not opened a thread in Siberian Siren and don't care who opens the tournament threads. It's Maria's play I care about!

18majors
May 21st, 2012, 12:32 AM
Chris Skelton‏@sharapovanovic

Sharapova would reach #1 if she wins Roland Garros, and Azarenka loses in the semifinals.
If Azarenka loses by the fourth round, Sharapova would reach #1 with a final at Roland Garros

hobahobaspirit
May 21st, 2012, 12:40 AM
I don't mind that, but some people are just too mean. They say I'm irrelevant and yet they've only been in this forum for a few months thinking they're the shit. That's what really annoys me. But other than that, :wooparty: I hope Rena breaks a wrist trying to hit aces. :oh:

:tape: :o :rolleyes:

gc-spurs
May 21st, 2012, 12:56 AM
Number 1 rule- Caimohan cannot open a thread!

Slampova
May 21st, 2012, 01:03 AM
Number 1 rule- Caimohan cannot open a thread!

I know right :sobbing: Memories of opening the AO 2010 thread haunt me to this very day :sobbing:

Abesky, we know ur a newb n shizz, but here in SS we leave the thread opening to the pros. Especially the slams :p

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 21st, 2012, 01:11 AM
I know right :sobbing: Memories of opening the AO 2010 thread haunt me to this very day :sobbing:

Abesky, we know ur a newb n shizz, but here in SS we leave the thread opening to the pros. Especially the slams :p

Caoimhan :sobbing: I'm so glad you're still around. I will always remember you for AO '10. :sobbing: :hug:

Slampova
May 21st, 2012, 01:13 AM
Caoimhan :sobbing: I'm so glad you're still around. I will always remember you for AO '10. :sobbing: :hug:

And IW '10 :oh:




















:hysteric:

Shafanovic.
May 21st, 2012, 02:01 AM
I know right :sobbing: Memories of opening the AO 2010 thread haunt me to this very day :sobbing:

Abesky, we know ur a newb n shizz, but here in SS we leave the thread opening to the pros. Especially the slams :p

SHUN!!!!

Good luck Maria, I know you'll do well babes :inlove:

Shafanovic.
May 21st, 2012, 02:02 AM
Love this thread, and hope that the OP is lucky for us again =p. Really excited about Maria's performance on clay, and hopefully Serena won't be in Maria's half, and hopefully is in Azarenka's/Radwanska's quarter! Good luck Maria!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

Maria is #2

Vika is #1 and Aga #3

She can't meet Vika til the final and Aga til the semis :lol:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 21st, 2012, 03:47 AM
Maria is #2

Vika is #1 and Aga #3

She can't meet Vika til the final and Aga til the semis :lol:

I think he meant Sarin. :oh:

gc-spurs
May 21st, 2012, 05:45 AM
And IW '10 :oh:




















:hysteric:

That's right, after bringing us AO2010, you broke our girl in IW!

I dedicate unto you the 2010 season :hysteric: Maria hoists Memphis and Strasbourg in your honour :cheer:

claypova
May 21st, 2012, 05:46 AM
LOVING this Moo Power :sobbing:

:cheer:

Steven.
May 21st, 2012, 07:50 AM
I fixed it for all of you. And sad that you call me annoying when you have other things to worry about such as your life. I just wanted to have my first thread as good luck to Maria. You guys are too mean. You have a dry sense of humour and you can't even take a simple joke.

:hug:

Shafanovic.
May 21st, 2012, 08:30 AM
I think he meant Sarin. :oh:

Ohhhhhhh!!!! Makes sense. Haha after reading it again like 10 times haha

Maria rocks
May 21st, 2012, 08:35 AM
So proud of Maria for successfully defending her title in such difficult conditions yesterday. All i can now say is Paris here we come MASHA IS GONNA WIN THAT TITLE:)

Rerun
May 21st, 2012, 08:50 AM
omg pray that Bitchlio is not gonna see this thread :scared:

vozas
May 21st, 2012, 09:24 AM
That's right, after bringing us AO2010, you broke our girl in IW!

I dedicate unto you the 2010 season :hysteric: Maria hoists Memphis and Strasbourg in your honour :cheer:

:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

MMPova

perseus2006
May 21st, 2012, 09:33 AM
I made this post in GM but thought I would share it here, too, just because I think it's kind of funny.

Some men are tagged as weenies because they felt court conditions at Madrid put them at risk of serious injury. One of them carrying an ongoing niggle in his knee. But they played the tournament until beaten as expected.

The name caller gave an unexpected WalkOver at the SemiFinal stage in Rome because she had a niggle in her back that could possibly develop into an issue if she didn't retire immediately. So what is that?

Weenie Envy?

or

UpStaging The Weenies?

or

Weenie Warfare?

or

Weenie Flip Flop?

or

Weenie Fail?

or

Weenie Whacked?

or

Weenie Wonders?

or

Wicked World Of Weenies?

or

Weenie Woman?

It just seems right that if Weenie is now part of TF GM jargon for men, then there should be a corresponding term for women. I prefer Weenie Woman with Weenie Envy in second and Weenie Warfare in third. Perhaps all three depending on context and grammar.

MM_1257
May 21st, 2012, 09:54 AM
Can some of you here stop wishing people injuries? What is wrong with this world. :tape: :help:

Steven.
May 21st, 2012, 10:03 AM
That's right, after bringing us AO2010, you broke our girl in IW!

I dedicate unto you the 2010 season :hysteric: Maria hoists Memphis and Strasbourg in your honour :cheer:

:haha: thank god she won those!!! 10 straight years winning a title. this stat gives me so much life.

Reptilia
May 21st, 2012, 11:37 AM
2010 :hysteric:

vozas
May 21st, 2012, 11:48 AM
2010 :hysteric:

Tough year wasn't it? Those chokes against Henin, Serena and Clijsters :sobbing: It all culminated in that loss against Greta Arn in Auckland. I was never as close as giving up on Maria as during that Australian swing. I remember I was on vacation in New York and was getting drunk with some friends at a bar and they were airing the Maria-Goerges match and I decided I'd give her another chance (thank god I was flying while she was getting thumped by Petkovic two days later :spit:)

That match against Vorackova or whatever in Auckland has to be the most dreadful thing I've ever witnessed in tennis.

Andy.
May 21st, 2012, 11:48 AM
I couldnt be more excited/nervous for this event to get under way.

18majors
May 21st, 2012, 01:34 PM
I couldnt be more excited/nervous for this event to get under way.

This stretch of RG, Wimbledon and Olympics can't come at a better time for Maria. Maria looks really smart, as if she has everything planned out since her return in May of 2009.

NashaMasha
May 21st, 2012, 03:03 PM
This stretch of RG, Wimbledon and Olympics can't come at a better time for Maria. Maria looks really smart, as if she has everything planned out since her return in May of 2009.

Her main rival is also in the best form and extremely ready for this 4 slams (as Masha called RG, W, Olympics and USO)

18majors
May 21st, 2012, 03:15 PM
Her main rival is also in the best form for a long long period .

Serena and Azarenka are in good forms but Clijsters and Kvitova aren't.

On paper, current period isn't as tough as 2004 -2008 when Maria had to deal with Henin, Serena, Venus, Clijsters, Davenport and Mauresmo. Additionally, there were Safina, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Kuznetsova and Dementieva.

Joelina
May 21st, 2012, 04:49 PM
too bad she didnīt play so good last year, because even though Maria is playing solid tennis on clay this year thereīs still Serena in the draw...last year Serena didnīt play if i remember and this year she is playing her best tennis on clay, right when Maria too...ClayGod, please make somehow Maria the winner :angel:

Monzanator
May 21st, 2012, 04:53 PM
And who opened the Tokyo 2010 thread that went bust in a flush? :sobbing:

Anyway, let's kick some ass!

http://www.wehmeyerceramics.com/images/Tennis/WGARE2939T-Collectible%20Cow%20Tennis%20(3%20in.H).jpg

Monzanator
May 21st, 2012, 05:09 PM
Are we sure because of Serena's seeding she'll be in Maria's half anyway? :scratch:

Charlatan
May 21st, 2012, 05:13 PM
Seeds 1, 2, 3 and 4 will meet one of the 5, 6, 7, 8 seeds in QFs (not in particular order)...so it's possible...Serena will be seeded 5 and maria, 2

18majors
May 21st, 2012, 05:15 PM
Seeds 1, 2, 3 and 4 will meet one of the 5, 6, 7, 8 seeds in QFs (not in particular order)...so it's possible...Serena will be seeded 5 and maria, 2

For some reasons, seed 5 plays seed 4 quite often even though it's supposed to be random.

NashaMasha
May 21st, 2012, 05:18 PM
if i am not mistaken 25% they can meet in QF , 25% thay can meet in SF and 50% they can meet in Final

We should not forget that even reach QF is a long path with some very tough players on the way (like Ivanovic, Kuznetsova, Barthel etc )

Mr.Sharapova
May 21st, 2012, 05:21 PM
And who opened the Tokyo 2010 thread that went bust in a flush? :sobbing:

Anyway, let's kick some ass!

http://www.wehmeyerceramics.com/images/Tennis/WGARE2939T-Collectible%20Cow%20Tennis%20(3%20in.H).jpg

I opened Beijing 2010 :crying2:.

Mr.Sharapova
May 21st, 2012, 05:24 PM
I do want a tough draw for Maria. The tougher the better for her. She already knows that she can beat every player out there except maybe Serena as she proved it in her two tournament wins this year so she needs to get into a successful start that's why I would like to see her face Venus in the early rounds :yeah:.

18majors
May 21st, 2012, 05:25 PM
if i am not mistaken 25% they can meet in QF , 25% thay can meet in SF and 50% they can meet in Final

We should not forget that even reach QF is a long path with some very tough players on the way (like Ivanovic, Kuznetsova, Barthel etc )

Yes, it's quite an achievement to reach QF of any slams, to be the best 8 in the world!

GrandMartha
May 21st, 2012, 05:51 PM
My only wish is that Serena would land on the other side of the draw.
Don't mind tough draw though. She always sucked when the draw opened up :tape:

dsanders06
May 21st, 2012, 07:48 PM
The one potential early opponent who's giving me terrifying thoughts is Kuznetsova, who she could meet as early as the 3RD ROUND :crying2: Everyone's overlooking her atm - understandable because she's been particularly shit even for her recent standards lately, but she ALWAYS steps it up for the Slams - she's only lost before the 3rd round at a Slam once throughout her entire slump, and of course she's well capable of suddenly producing GOAT play at RG in particular (even last year she made a run to the QFs out of nowhere despite having a shitty lead-up similar to this year).

dsanders06
May 21st, 2012, 07:52 PM
Tough year wasn't it? Those chokes against Henin, Serena and Clijsters :sobbing: It all culminated in that loss against Greta Arn in Auckland. I was never as close as giving up on Maria as during that Australian swing. I remember I was on vacation in New York and was getting drunk with some friends at a bar and they were airing the Maria-Goerges match and I decided I'd give her another chance (thank god I was flying while she was getting thumped by Petkovic two days later :spit:)

That match against Vorackova or whatever in Auckland has to be the most dreadful thing I've ever witnessed in tennis.

Comparing Maria's seasons in 2009 and 2010 really does illustrate just how important the mind is in this sport. The tennis she produced between May and August in 2010 was farandaway better than anything she produced at any point in 2009, yet despite that she somehow managed to finish 2010 ranked 4 places lower than a year where she missed the first third of the season :spit: primarily because 2010 was the most headcasey period her career, whereas in 2009 she could always be relied onto fight like a trojan even when she was playing abysmally (most of the time at that point).

Charlatan
May 21st, 2012, 08:24 PM
Aside from Kuznetsova, is there any chance maria can meet Petrova? :unsure: Of course, Nadia is practically her bitch, but she can bring her serve and peak form when matters, especially on clay :eek:

The other potentially tricky opponents would be Barthel, Cibulkova (she always gives maria nightmares on clay :scared:), Pennetta (:help:), Safarova, Kanepi, Goerges. Although half of these mugs are in slump, they always bring on their match-of-their-life form when facing Maria :(

vozas
May 21st, 2012, 08:40 PM
Aside from Kuznetsova, is there any chance maria can meet Petrova?

Yep, she's in the same 25-32 range as Kuznetsova. Maria can meet any of the following in the 3rd round

[25]Cetkovska
[26]Goerges
[27]Kuznetsova
[28]Petrova
[29]Peng
[30]Medina
[31]Barthel
[32]Zheng

Maria playing Russian's has always been a huge relief to me tbh. All of them are her bitches, or one win away from being her bitches I think :shrug: she just LOVES beating them :lol:

Kuznetsova is great on clay. She'd probably take a set against Maria but fold like a cheap Decathlon tent the moment she realizes who's on the other side of the net. Maria can be VERY intimidating, especially when you start thinking of some of her stats and comebacks, especially the 3rd-set GOAT status :worship: Sexlana would not be able to keep up with Maria's fight.

I'd like her to draw Barthel or Petrova. Big servers so she gets to practice her return before meeting the GOAT server in the later stages of the tournament

By the way, for the 4th round she'll meet one of the following

[13]Ivanovic
[14]Schiavone
[15]Cibulkova
[16]Kirilenko

I want Ivanovic :inlove: please no Kirilenko :sobbing: I hate that match-up

Charlatan
May 21st, 2012, 08:49 PM
oh thanks....barthel, kuzzy, nadia, julia, peng are all in the 25-32 range :lol:

she might probably draw Goerges in R3 and Cibulkova in R4 :sobbing:

about Kirilenko, it's the best if maria doesn't have to play her ever again...sharapova plays like serena is at the other side of the court while playing kirilenko :facepalm:

GrandMartha
May 21st, 2012, 09:14 PM
Martha playing Russians is exactly like Nadal playing his spanish countrymen aka his bitches.

Craig.
May 21st, 2012, 09:29 PM
If she gets Serena in her quarter (which she will), I will kill a cow.

Advantage Me
May 21st, 2012, 09:40 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about Serena for now. There are so many talented players to go through before she gets to Maria. Who knows? One of the qualifier brats might kick her butt in the first round. How about someone like Heather Watson or Laura Robson? They gave Maria a tough time!! And the same can be said for Maria.

doooma6816
May 21st, 2012, 09:41 PM
Yep, she's in the same 25-32 range as Kuznetsova. Maria can meet any of the following in the 3rd round

[25]Cetkovska
[26]Goerges
[27]Kuznetsova
[28]Petrova
[29]Peng
[30]Medina
[31]Barthel
[32]Zheng

Maria playing Russian's has always been a huge relief to me tbh. All of them are her bitches, or one win away from being her bitches I think :shrug: she just LOVES beating them :lol:

Kuznetsova is great on clay. She'd probably take a set against Maria but fold like a cheap Decathlon tent the moment she realizes who's on the other side of the net. Maria can be VERY intimidating, especially when you start thinking of some of her stats and comebacks, especially the 3rd-set GOAT status :worship: Sexlana would not be able to keep up with Maria's fight.

I'd like her to draw Barthel or Petrova. Big servers so she gets to practice her return before meeting the GOAT server in the later stages of the tournament

By the way, for the 4th round she'll meet one of the following

[13]Ivanovic
[14]Schiavone
[15]Cibulkova
[16]Kirilenko

I want Ivanovic :inlove: please no Kirilenko :sobbing: I hate that match-up

Please no, I want Ana to make QF...:lol:
Franny can be in her section, she won't make 4th round anyway.

doooma6816
May 21st, 2012, 09:41 PM
If she gets Serena in her quarter (which she will), I will kill a cow.

this:lol:

Reptilia
May 21st, 2012, 09:52 PM
I'm here for another Ana match. :dance:

I'd rather she didn't draw Cetkovska, she could be tricky :unsure:

Cherry.
May 21st, 2012, 10:12 PM
If she gets Serena in her quarter (which she will), I will kill a cow.IKR. :sobbing:

Lucas_Arg
May 21st, 2012, 10:22 PM
She can't draw Serena, I mean, she can't...

gc-spurs
May 22nd, 2012, 12:48 AM
We need Sammy Stosur to take Sarin out for us! So err body be nice about her.

Cherry.
May 22nd, 2012, 02:51 AM
We need Sammy Stosur to take Sarin out for us! So err body be nice about her.Not gonna happen. :lol: They're in the same seed bracket so the earliest they can meet is SF.
Of course it'd be nice for Sammy to take Sarin out if they both got to the semis and Masha was the winner of the bottom half. :angel:

Reptilia
May 22nd, 2012, 02:52 AM
:sad:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 22nd, 2012, 04:08 AM
Remember how we were dreading at the possibility of drawing Justine in the 3rd round at FO 2010? :sobbing: That's all everyone talked about pre-draw ceremony and it happened. So let's not think about it. :lol:

Reptilia
May 22nd, 2012, 05:24 AM
The same thing happened the very next major with Serena in the R16 :o

Cherry.
May 22nd, 2012, 07:35 AM
Yeah. We all know it's gonna happen FOR SURE so let's just get prepared. :hysteric: :o

vozas
May 22nd, 2012, 08:53 AM
Martha playing Russians is exactly like Nadal playing his spanish countrymen aka his bitches.

:lol::lol::lol:

This, so much. She really is the female Nadal :inlove:

vozas
May 22nd, 2012, 08:57 AM
I'd like Maria's draw to be something like

R1 Scrub
R2 V Williams
R3 M Barthel/N Petrova
R4 A Ivanovic
QF S Stosur
SF N Li (Revengepova :armed:)
F V Azarenka

I don't believe she'll beat Serena ever again, especially not in a slam, so I really hope she has the toughest of draws but doesn't have to face her master :sobbing:

If she completes a career slam with that draw it'd be one of the most satisfying wins of her career, right up there with the 2008 AO.

**mashafierce**
May 22nd, 2012, 10:13 AM
Why is it that I don't have the slightest worry about Serena.For some reason I am certain she will lose early likein 4th round

Steven.
May 22nd, 2012, 10:35 AM
Why is it that I don't have the slightest worry about Serena.For some reason I am certain she will lose early likein 4th round

people are pretty harsh and dismissive when it comes to Rena's runs at RG. They always say she hasn't made SF since 03 yada yada yada but nobody takes into account that had she beaten peak Kuznetsova at RG09, and peak Stosur at RG10 (both of which were tight matches), she probably would've won a second RG already.

with the competition she has these days, I'm not counting her out for a title at all.

Andy.
May 22nd, 2012, 10:41 AM
I totally agree...Serena is going to have to have an off day and her opponent is going to have to play lights out tennis for her to be booted out. She is the title fave in my book.

**mashafierce**
May 22nd, 2012, 12:52 PM
people are pretty harsh and dismissive when it comes to Rena's runs at RG. They always say she hasn't made SF since 03 yada yada yada but nobody takes into account that had she beaten peak Kuznetsova at RG09, and peak Stosur at RG10 (both of which were tight matches), she probably would've won a second RG already.

with the competition she has these days, I'm not counting her out for a title at all.

Yes but I only started following tennis a year ago so I don't know much about her run.I just think she is not a serious contender.It;s not like I don't know she plays better than anybody on tour but I always seem to forget she is a threat

18majors
May 22nd, 2012, 01:41 PM
I'd like Maria's draw to be something like

R1 Scrub
R2 V Williams
R3 M Barthel/N Petrova
R4 A Ivanovic
QF S Stosur
SF N Li (Revengepova :armed:)
F V Azarenka

I don't believe she'll beat Serena ever again, especially not in a slam, so I really hope she has the toughest of draws but doesn't have to face her master :sobbing:

If she completes a career slam with that draw it'd be one of the most satisfying wins of her career, right up there with the 2008 AO.

Are you serious? Serena will be 31 in September.

vozas
May 22nd, 2012, 02:38 PM
Are you serious? Serena will be 31 in September.

So?

18majors
May 22nd, 2012, 03:02 PM
So?

The tide will turn, Serena isn't getting any younger and Maria is still getting better.

dsanders06
May 22nd, 2012, 03:12 PM
We need Sammy Stosur to take Sarin out for us! So err body be nice about her.

Not gonna happen. :lol: They're in the same seed bracket so the earliest they can meet is SF.
Of course it'd be nice for Sammy to take Sarin out if they both got to the semis and Masha was the winner of the bottom half. :angel:

I actually dreamt that Maria beat Stosur in the RG final last night!! :hysteric: The score being 6-2 7-5 after Masha played GOAT in the first set before nearly choking it away in the second :lol:

(Yes, I dream about tennis a lot :lol: Hopefully this one works out better than the dream I had a month before the AO of Maria beating Azarenka in that final :unsure: )

Maria Croft
May 22nd, 2012, 03:28 PM
I'm not having any dreams/fantasties about her draw/results.

I'm taking it one match at a time. It all starts from the first round.

madmax
May 22nd, 2012, 03:38 PM
So?

are you aware of that statistic how hard it is to win a slam for 30+ aged players? As far as I'm aware, only Navratilova managed to break this rule in recent times and she was superfit and a late bloomer too...when you reach certain age, injuries and all the wear and tear become a bitch

Monzanator
May 22nd, 2012, 03:48 PM
Well, Serena is not exactly whoring up appearances lately :shrug: Besides her recent injuries - allthough lenghty in time - we not THAT serious to threaten her career. The infamous foot and another was basically an illness rather then injury. Serena still gives a damn about the GS and 99,9 % of the tour are dwarfed by her presence. Serena can go on until she's 33-34 and still be among top GS contenders IMO.

Trih
May 22nd, 2012, 04:33 PM
I wish I could dream of tennis too, I don't know why it never happens :hysteric:

cautiouslip
May 22nd, 2012, 05:06 PM
On a side note, i'm really excited to see her in action in her RG dress :cheer:

MM_1257
May 22nd, 2012, 06:00 PM
I'm not having any dreams/fantasties about her draw/results.

I'm taking it one match at a time. It all starts from the first round.

+1 :worship:

**mashafierce**
May 22nd, 2012, 06:01 PM
Anyways we should stop focusing only on Serena.There are many tricky players that could cause problems but if she finds her serve they won't be a problem (Stuttgart being indication).And I do believe she can beat Serena as she did it twice before

18majors
May 22nd, 2012, 06:02 PM
On a side note, i'm really excited to see her in action in her RG dress :cheer:

Wonder if Stuttgard/Rome dress is the first one to win two titles?

atominside
May 22nd, 2012, 07:02 PM
^ Seoul+Tokyo '04 , Tokyo+Dubai or Doha'05, Linz+Zurich '06

madmax
May 22nd, 2012, 07:07 PM
Anyways we should stop focusing only on Serena.There are many tricky players that could cause problems but if she finds her serve they won't be a problem (Stuttgart being indication).And I do believe she can beat Serena as she did it twice before

Maria needs to fight her demons and start beating bad matchups, just like she did with Na recently...remember how everyone was pissing in their pants at the prospect of her playing chinese again last year?:lol: Right now she is riding 2 match winning streak over her...just further emphasizing that this sport is all about mental strenght

heelsrule1988
May 22nd, 2012, 07:37 PM
Never did get to post my excitement after Sunday... what a day that was! The rain delay before the tiebreak completely screwed me up, as it pushed the tiebreak out of the timeframe that I had recorded. So... I had to wait several hours for Tennis Channel to replay the match, then wait a couple more hours for them to get to the tiebreak. It was definitely worth the wait, though... Maria just keeps on rolling along. :)

For those of you that live here in America like I do, June 9 could be a huge day on NBC. In the morning, Maria could complete a career grand slam... and in the evening, I'll Have Another could be the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years. Also after that, the Stanley Cup could be won if the series ends in five games. NBC's got a big day of sports that day... I can't wait!

18majors
May 22nd, 2012, 08:51 PM
^ Seoul+Tokyo '04 , Tokyo+Dubai or Doha'05, Linz+Zurich '06

Thanks. It's interesting that all of them were during a period when Sharapova brand wasn't such a global icon as it's now.

perseus2006
May 22nd, 2012, 09:07 PM
I am heartened by the fact that one part timer, Kim, is leaving after the USO. Maybe she will last for one final Glory Hunt at the Olympics but who knows, she injures herself all the time because she really isn't fit/flexible/hardened enough to play.

Unless Venus does really well in the four biggies coming up, I think she will go too and concentrate on her fashions and activist roles. At Rome, I thought she was better dressed, and looked very nice, than at any time in her career. I assume it was her own creation.

The last Part Timer really doesn't have anything else to do. As long as she can beat Pova she will stay on tour, I think.

TrollPova
May 22nd, 2012, 09:46 PM
Maria is #2

Vika is #1 and Aga #3

She can't meet Vika til the final and Aga til the semis :lol:

Sorry for my horrible grammar! I meant I hope Serena is in Azarenka's or Radwanska's quarter :)

JamieOwen3
May 22nd, 2012, 09:59 PM
With my luck Maria and Serena will be in the same Quarter.... :tape:

Wishing and praying she's in Radwanska's so she can send her back to Poland after another slam Quarter-final.

Charlatan
May 22nd, 2012, 10:47 PM
With my luck Maria and Serena will be in the same Quarter.... :tape:

Wishing and praying she's in Radwanska's so she can send her back to Poland after another slam Quarter-final.

Clayrena trashing the polish vulture would be a sight to see, too :hearts:

heelsrule1988
May 22nd, 2012, 10:54 PM
No, it really wouldn't. The exact opposite would be quite nice, actually.

Charlatan
May 22nd, 2012, 11:03 PM
really? then :tape:
well, i kind of get why you are saying this, but polish vulture in a slam semi would be such a blasphemy.

anyway, what's important is maria to play well in every round :cheer:

heelsrule1988
May 22nd, 2012, 11:24 PM
I have made it rather obvious that I can't stand Serena. And I kind of like Aga, contrary to pretty much everybody here.

But yes... something we can all agree on being happy about is seeing Maria complete the career grand slam. This is definitely her best chance yet!

18majors
May 22nd, 2012, 11:48 PM
I have made it rather obvious that I can't stand Serena. And I kind of like Aga, contrary to pretty much everybody here.

But yes... something we can all agree on being happy about is seeing Maria complete the career grand slam. This is definitely her best chance yet!

The mission is to win the next 7 matches, plain and simple.

heelsrule1988
May 22nd, 2012, 11:57 PM
And it could be the most exciting mission Maria's gone on yet. :)

Craig.
May 22nd, 2012, 11:58 PM
I really have to try not to let the thought of her winning RG get into my head. I did last year and after she lost to Li Na, I was fucking crushed. No expectations. Just do your best Mash.

gc-spurs
May 23rd, 2012, 12:35 AM
Minor request: can you change the thread title to Roland Garros or French Open 2012. Cause it's not Paris.

lefty24
May 23rd, 2012, 12:48 AM
Minor request: can you change the thread title to Roland Garros or French Open 2012. Cause it's not Paris.

x2. Maria's not gonna tank to go shopping this time.

Lachy
May 23rd, 2012, 06:15 AM
:lol: I am trying so hard not to have any expectations here because I always do and it always hurts :sobbing: But she's won two lead-up events on red clay - I'm finding it difficult not to have expectations. I will be a mess come first round no matter who it is against :hysteric:

vozas
May 23rd, 2012, 08:39 AM
All I know is Maria beat everyone, from has-beens to up-and-comers to #1s, clay-specialists and all 4 slam holders this clay season... except for Serena Williams. She must be VERY confident, and the simple fact that, unlike last year where she was the clear frontrunner and there was no Serena thus all pressures were on Maria, this time around she knows there's a player who will most likely win the whole thing if she gives two shits.

Maria will be much more relaxed than last year until she meets Serena. She played all sorts of matches this year on clay (brilliant performances like the final against Victoria, epic, memorable matches like the one against Stosur and grinding shitfests like the Rome final). Hopefully we'll see her swinging away freely and loving to do those slides to the BH :inlove:(to me the biggest improvement, by a large margin, in her 2nd career)

masha122
May 23rd, 2012, 05:19 PM
Abesky i love the name of the thread title it's good !!!!! i wonder too what Moo will do ; i hope for the best last year unfortunatly for me i was there watching her SF against Li Na and my poor little heart is still broken ; the wind was crazy ; the crowd was rooting for maria but realy that was a bad day :( i won't be able to be in paris again ( exams sucks ) but all i want is from her is to play well and keep calm and focused and im sure everything will be alright ; this is a golden chance again to win a slam and i hope this time she get it !!!! i also don't want an easy draw cause she usualy end up screwing them lol i want to see her battle and play with no pressure at the same time !!!

GrandMartha
May 23rd, 2012, 07:04 PM
I really think last year was her best chance. Had she overcome Li the title would have been hers.:sobbing:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 23rd, 2012, 07:20 PM
This and the Wimbledon swing is truly my favorite time of the tennis season. I just feel like there's so much more tradition/memories (both good and bad) compared to the Australian and US Open season. Also, it helps that school is almost over and I can sink myself into tennis all day and night. :lol: The time zone (when I was back at home in Asia) was always perfect as well (I guess not here in NY but I'll be heading home in two weeks :D ). I hope she does well this year! It's such a great season so hope it doesn't end too quickly. I don't want to have expectations but I can't help it--I have pretty good expectations vs anyone except Serena so hopefully she's way on the other side. And I hope this isn't a repeat of Cincinnati (crap final) and USO 2011. :o

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 23rd, 2012, 07:34 PM
As a Masha stan I find it weird that I did not see how her website's theme changes according each season, so right now it's clay-themed (Roland Garros)... is this the first time? :unsure:

http://www.mariasharapova.com/

MM_1257
May 23rd, 2012, 09:16 PM
It's a first, yes.

msharafan
May 24th, 2012, 10:11 AM
I can wait for the French open to begin :-) the draw will be crucial, if Maria can avoid Serena in her quarter anything can happen if she doesn't then we're in trouble. Whens the draw made? Friday?

doooma6816
May 24th, 2012, 10:52 AM
I can wait for the French open to begin :-) the draw will be crucial, if Maria can avoid Serena in her quarter anything can happen if she doesn't then we're in trouble. Whens the draw made? Friday?

yes:bounce:

shaktincredible
May 24th, 2012, 12:10 PM
cant wait for the draw! already nervous

:help:

vozas
May 24th, 2012, 01:00 PM
Draw is revealed tomorrow at 11.30AM, Paris time. That's 10.30 for me :D can't wait! Please draw Ivanovic and Stosur :drool:

Shivank17
May 24th, 2012, 01:51 PM
:lol: The first post by Svetlio :rolls: :worship:

The draw is out tomorrow, right? :unsure:

Shivank17
May 24th, 2012, 01:52 PM
Draw is revealed tomorrow at 11.30AM, Paris time. That's 10.30 for me :D can't wait! Please draw Ivanovic and Stosur :drool:

Thanks for the info.

All I want is Serena in the opposite half. :angel:

Shivank17
May 24th, 2012, 03:20 PM
I hope she gets [WC]Oudin in R1. :angel:

vozas
May 24th, 2012, 03:21 PM
I'd love Vinas in R1 :oh: just to get them haters mad

lefty24
May 24th, 2012, 03:30 PM
This is the most nervous ive been for a draw in so long! STAY AWAY FROM YOUR LOVER.

Slampova
May 24th, 2012, 04:56 PM
Was Maria practising with BFF Rena today :eek:?

dsanders06
May 24th, 2012, 04:57 PM
I hope she gets [WC]Oudin in R1. :angel:

YES!

I'd love Vinas in R1 :oh: just to get them haters mad

I'm not sure about FIRST round... she often seems to start sort of nervy in Slams these days :unsure: I'd be happy if she got Venus in the second round though.

BuckJaysRock
May 24th, 2012, 05:35 PM
hopefully maria gets a good draw

Slampova
May 24th, 2012, 05:47 PM
Yes a good draw with a few possible revenge matches :lick: Like Oudin, Radwanska, Safarova and Pennetta :lick:

P.S. Wooooo 3000 posts :cheer:

Charlatan
May 24th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Yeah, I want her to draw Pennetta and Radwanska...About time revenge is due :mad:

Craig.
May 24th, 2012, 05:50 PM
I want Date-Krumm first round.

vozas
May 24th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Radwanska and Pennetta? Really? Those pushers won't give her any rhythm or match practice... I want a tough draw, not scrubs who happened to beat Shitpova a couple of times :shrug:

dsanders06
May 24th, 2012, 05:59 PM
Hoping for Date-Krumm first round (revenge/level that H2H!), Oudin second round (ditto), Petrova third round (should give her a good match but would choke if in a winning position), Safarova fourth round (see Oudin/Date Krumm), Li QFs, Kvitova SFs and Stosur final (who would've beaten Serena en route :angel: ).

As much as I want Radwanska to get the beatdown that's coming to her, I want her kept out of a Slam semifinal even more :lol: Revenge for that one will have to wait for Cincinnati or something.

Charlatan
May 24th, 2012, 06:01 PM
on a serious note, I like how many of us are taking for granted that Claypova would easily cruise the draw and get to the final :sobbing: even bookmarking her opponents to face her at which stage yada yada (steven :oh: )

then we would cry like a little bitch once she is crushed at some point...we never learn

MM_1257
May 24th, 2012, 06:26 PM
I don't take anything for granted. Since her comeback I appreciate every achievement of hers.

Maria Croft
May 24th, 2012, 08:00 PM
on a serious note, I like how many of us are taking for granted that Claypova would easily cruise the draw and get to the final :sobbing: even bookmarking her opponents to face her at which stage yada yada (steven :oh: )

then we would cry like a little bitch once she is crushed at some point...we never learn

Some never learn I should say.

There are plenty of fans that take it one match at a time as well, and that don't turn into whining idiots if Maria loses.
She's looking really good going into this year's Roland Garros, but we never know if she will have one of those horrible matches in there somewhere. Her last two Slam finals have been pretty bad, and her nemesis Serena is also in the draw.

One match at a time, that's how I always take it.

Jack89
May 24th, 2012, 08:56 PM
Nervous/excited for the draw tomorrow! There are people I would prefer her to avoid but i'm ready for whatever draw she'll get. Do think it would be better for her to get a tough draw as in the past, when she's had an easy draw, it hasn't done her any good later on in the tournament.

Even though I'm excited for this French Open, I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much, as last year, I got my hopes and thought she was gonna win it so when she lost in the semis, I was gutted.

So like others have said, I'm just taking it one match at a time and hopefully it'll go our way this year.

slamchamp
May 24th, 2012, 09:17 PM
Please God no Serena QF!!

slamchamp
May 24th, 2012, 09:21 PM
RG starts sunday right?

18majors
May 24th, 2012, 09:35 PM
RG starts sunday right?

R1 starts at 11:00 AM on Sunday, May 27 and R2 starts on Wednesday, May 30.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/about/schedule.html

slamchamp
May 24th, 2012, 09:50 PM
thanks!

Steven.
May 25th, 2012, 04:48 AM
on a serious note, I like how many of us are taking for granted that Claypova would easily cruise the draw and get to the final :sobbing: even bookmarking her opponents to face her at which stage yada yada (steven :oh: )

then we would cry like a little bitch once she is crushed at some point...we never learn

:sobbing: rude!!!

perseus2006
May 25th, 2012, 05:02 AM
I just had to look at the weather forecast for Paris: Temps in the 70's, winds about 6 MPH, low probability of rain through Fri 1 Jun 12! Seems ideal. Hope it holds for the second week!

heelsrule1988
May 25th, 2012, 05:33 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/241wiu1.png

claypova
May 25th, 2012, 05:54 AM
3.5 more hours until the draw :cheer:

Shivank17
May 25th, 2012, 06:20 AM
Just one wish. Maria and Rena in opposite halves pls. :sobbing: :o

Kon.
May 25th, 2012, 08:38 AM
My first post in this thread. It's RG time. :hearts:

Less than an hour for the draw. I'm so excited!
Just keep Serena away from Maria's quarter.

MashaFan01
May 25th, 2012, 09:01 AM
Just wondering - Is this thread to be the one to discuss Masha @ the French Open? - All this "moo" stuff isn't very funny - I like to see a more serious thread

Shafanovic.
May 25th, 2012, 09:12 AM
I like it :lol:

Lighten up a little bit gurl :)

gc-spurs
May 25th, 2012, 09:14 AM
Just wondering - Is this thread to be the one to discuss Masha @ the French Open? - All this "moo" stuff isn't very funny - I like to see a more serious thread

MOOOOOOOO

i3zW2-mdtMo

CR3WLFC
May 25th, 2012, 09:24 AM
so we are ALL expecting Bartoli in the quarters, right? :lick:

Shivank17
May 25th, 2012, 09:43 AM
Less than 20 mins. :unsure:

MashaFan01
May 25th, 2012, 09:43 AM
So I assume the answer is yes? :lol: - We're gonna "moo" through Masha's matches? - kewl!! - but only if you're a 13 years old of course :lol:

Shivank17
May 25th, 2012, 09:46 AM
:lol: chill girl. You want all of us to be serious as hell? :unsure:

madmax
May 25th, 2012, 09:47 AM
MOOOOOOOO

i3zW2-mdtMo

:haha:
This one just about made my day...

Trih
May 25th, 2012, 09:51 AM
The live stream of the draw isn't working :[

Trih
May 25th, 2012, 09:53 AM
Roland Garros ‏@rolandgarros
Azarenka-Brianti, Sharapova-Cadantu, Kvitova-Barty, Stosur-Baltacha, Bartoli-Qualifier, Williams-Razzano, Li Na-Cirstea, Lisicki-MattekSands

Roland Garros ‏@rolandgarros
Wozniacki-Daniilidou, Zvonareva-Babos, Ivanovic-Qualifier, Radwnaska-Jovanowski, Kirilenko-Larriere, Schiavone-DateKrumm

Roland Garros ‏@rolandgarros
Cibulkova-Mladenovic, Safarova-Yakimova, Vinci-Arvidsson, Errani-Dallacqua, Kanepi-Panova, Cornet-Zhang, Kerber-Qualifier, Vinci-Arvidsson

Roland Garros ‏@rolandgarros
Petrova-Benesova, Safarova-Yakimova, MedinaGarrigues-SolerEspinosa, Penneta-Hsieh, Goerges-Hradecka, Paszek-Peng

gc-spurs
May 25th, 2012, 09:54 AM
Yup, we got Serena

gc-spurs
May 25th, 2012, 09:55 AM
Fuck. Bring on RG 2013!!!

Kon.
May 25th, 2012, 09:56 AM
Serena in Maria's quarter. Of course :lol:

gc-spurs
May 25th, 2012, 09:57 AM
Watch me actively root for Princess no-more Carolina

Mistress of Evil
May 25th, 2012, 09:58 AM
FUCK, FUCK, FUCK!

Why? :bigcry:

CR3WLFC
May 25th, 2012, 09:59 AM
:facepalm:

Trih
May 25th, 2012, 10:01 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/521517_10150900616414920_1960806043_n.jpg

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 10:01 AM
NID we'd get Serena.

gc-spurs
May 25th, 2012, 10:02 AM
So I assume the answer is yes? :lol: - We're gonna "moo" through Masha's matches? - kewl!! - but only if you're a 13 years old of course :lol:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__hg6EYJBUPQ/TMD5frOgWwI/AAAAAAAACl4/aiQryvRm1sU/s1600/maria+Claycourtpic.jpg MOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Marilyn Monheaux
May 25th, 2012, 10:02 AM
Potential Rena QF? AO 08 flashbacks, anyone? :cool:




:crying2:

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 10:03 AM
Kerber will make the QFs, good for her :) great chance at another slam SF come to think of it.

We also got Kirilenko in R4 :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 10:04 AM
Potential Rena QF? AO 08 flashbacks, anyone? :cool:




:crying2:

Why? Because of Maria's level? 'Cause they were drawn to meet in the semis, not the QFs.

madmax
May 25th, 2012, 10:06 AM
nice draw as far as I'm concerned - Williams won't reach QF anyway with Julia Goerges, Hradecka and Pushniacki in her section. Then Maria gets some useless scrubs to slay before honing her game before QF stage starts...Bring it on:cheer:

Kon.
May 25th, 2012, 10:07 AM
Serena in her quarter was hardly in doubt.
I don't know why but it wasn't :lol:

Let's do this :rocker2:

MashaFan01
May 25th, 2012, 10:08 AM
:lol: @ all the responses - You guys are so funny - but this thread about Masha and the French Open is still ridiculous - but oh well - If you guys like it - *shrug*

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 10:10 AM
May the Quarterena jinx continue :sobbing: I really want Maria to win this :sobbing:

Trih
May 25th, 2012, 10:11 AM
I'll bee rooting for Caro like mad :lol:

MashaFan01
May 25th, 2012, 10:12 AM
Well - it looks like it's gonna be Serena vs Masha in the quarters already - I'd hoped that Serena would be in the other half - but I'd a bad feeling about this draw - Dam!! - I can't see anyone who'll be capable to eliminate Serena in an earlier stage - Miracles can however still happen - *doubtful look* - and Masha maybe is capable to defeat Serena on red clay? - :devil: :mad: :devil: :mad:

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 10:13 AM
Pathetic draw until the QFs by the way :oh: we got the most useless seed in the top 32 with Peng for the 3rd round. But Kirilenko and Serena back-to-back :help:

gc-spurs
May 25th, 2012, 10:15 AM
I hope this changes Maria's betting odds... I wanted to jump on when they were 11:1 but my account wasn't working and they dropped to a not worth it amount.

Shivank17
May 25th, 2012, 10:16 AM
:sobbing: Why am I not surprised. :o

Reptilia
May 25th, 2012, 10:16 AM
NID.



Letz do this Maria!

Marilyn Monheaux
May 25th, 2012, 10:17 AM
Why? Because of Maria's level? 'Cause they were drawn to meet in the semis, not the QFs.


Whoops. I thought they were drawn to meet in the QFs... :o

Lachy
May 25th, 2012, 10:18 AM
Azarenka's draw. NID.
Maria's draw. NID.

That is all :sobbing:

But good luck, let's do this!

Shivank17
May 25th, 2012, 10:23 AM
At least now we can have low expectations. :o

And not have high expectations which are crushed by Maria eventually. :crying2:

masha122
May 25th, 2012, 10:25 AM
OMG why are the tennis gods against us ???????????? anyway lets do it maria !!!!!!!!

**mashafierce**
May 25th, 2012, 10:29 AM
It was bound to happen.But come to thimk of it it's better this way because if she beats Serena there's no way anyone else is stopping her

pedropt
May 25th, 2012, 10:29 AM
This shit is obviously rigged. And it's not funny anymore. Fuck Our Lives :o

MiiMo
May 25th, 2012, 10:30 AM
Last year we were all afraid of Kim Clijsters in the QF and this did not even happen so let's take it one round at a time, and whatever will be, will be :)

goldlion
May 25th, 2012, 10:31 AM
I'm not surprised about the draw - if Maria could beat Serena there she can go on and win the whole thing seriously. Please if Maria does face Serena PLEASE Rena be nice to her LOL.

**mashafierce**
May 25th, 2012, 10:33 AM
Last year we were all afraid of Kim Clijsters in the QF and this did not even happen so let's take it one round at a time, and whatever will be, will be :)

agreed

MashaFan01
May 25th, 2012, 10:34 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong - I'm kinda new at this :lol: - but as far as I can see this should be accurate:

R1 Masha vs A. Candantu

R2 Masha vs P. Hercog or A Morita

R3 Masha vs M. Erakovic or L Dominguez Lino - S. Peng or T. Pazek

R4 Masha vs M. Kirilenko or V Larriere - K Zakopalova or L. Tsurenko - A. Keothavong or L. Tsurenko

cautiouslip
May 25th, 2012, 10:35 AM
bummer that there is a very real chance of a maria - serena QF, but still I'm just gonna take it one match at a time and besides they've both got to get through 4 rounds first

claypova
May 25th, 2012, 10:35 AM
oh lord, give us mercy in the QFs :sobbing:

Lachy
May 25th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Kirilenko R4 is actually slightly freaky but anyway :lol:

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Well the only glimmer of hope I have is that Serena and Maria have never faced each other on red clay.

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Kirilenko R4 is actually slightly freaky but anyway :lol:

This :help: :scared::scared: I absolutely dread that match-up

Cosmic Voices
May 25th, 2012, 10:38 AM
http://gifsforum.com/images/gif/cry/grand/cry-eccbc87e4b5ce2fe28308fd9f2a7baf3-1061.gif
Maria, you can do this

masha122
May 25th, 2012, 10:38 AM
what if serena loose before the quaters ; this is red clay it's ain't blue or whatever ; the condintion are diffrerent at the french open and somehow serena just can't pass the QF here ; and maria already drew her in the AO and look at what happened may be this time masha will win the whole thing :) i believe in maria till the end it's not because some chick who won against her 8 times in a row is on her ^part of the draw that this is the end of the world :( i hope some mug will beat her before the quaters ; cause serena have a talent at loosing in RG in the early rounds :) so lets be all positive :angel:

madmax
May 25th, 2012, 10:39 AM
like Kirilenko is even gonna reach R4..please

Cherry.
May 25th, 2012, 10:39 AM
Called it. :sobbing:
But still, fuck this draw. :o

masha122
May 25th, 2012, 10:45 AM
like Kirilenko is even gonna reach R4..please


she will just to cheat against maria in a better way this time lol

gc-spurs
May 25th, 2012, 10:46 AM
Hope that Maria vs Erakovic happens (saves me from getting up twice :lol: and means Erakovic got to R3!)

cautiouslip
May 25th, 2012, 10:47 AM
I doubt kirilenko will make it that far....if it was a R1 match up between them two then i would be scared :tape:

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 10:47 AM
The draw is horrible. It's not just that Serena will be waiting in the QFs; the lead-up is full of scrubs and has beens. Maria will barely get any match practice from all those washed up mugs. That's why I wished she had gotten Petrova or Ivanovic or Kuznetsova, just to get herself pumped up from those victories. I mean, Zakopalova? Peng? Morita? Czink? So depressing.

gc-spurs
May 25th, 2012, 10:49 AM
Y'know what- on day Maria will become a tennis God herself. Can't wait to see which hawt player she chooses to shit on time and time again for the draws.

Reptilia
May 25th, 2012, 10:50 AM
Well the only glimmer of hope I have is that Serena and Maria have never faced each other on red clay.

Yeah. I'm not saying that I expect Maria to beat Serena should they both get there...But I think her chances are a lot higher at RG than anywhere else, especially in the QF where Serena seems to have a mental block.

Anyway, one match at a time. I can't wait for this. My favorite slam :dance:

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 10:58 AM
Anyway, one match at a time. I can't wait for this. My favorite slam :dance:

It's my 2nd favorite slam (after the AO), but the draw is a hot mess and will most likely be very anti-climactic :sad:

By the way, Marina in your avatar :inlove:

slamchamp
May 25th, 2012, 11:02 AM
of course she getting serena!:o

Kon.
May 25th, 2012, 11:05 AM
I don't think Serena is a lock for the quarters. Her draw to get there is more difficult than Maria's.
Of course Serena might as well beat these people with ease and she probably will but even Caro could trouble her. This is red clay and the French Open.
If there's a place Serena is very beatable this is RG. :shrug:
If they both get at the qfinals I think Maria has a good chance. That is all.

The draw still sucks though.

Reptilia
May 25th, 2012, 11:06 AM
I doubt kirilenko will make it that far....if it was a R1 match up between them two then i would be scared :tape:

Never change your avi, k? :hysteric:

cautiouslip
May 25th, 2012, 11:07 AM
it would be amazing if Maria managed a win over serena, even if she didn't take the title afterwards. Serena is the only player out there that Masha just can't seem to handle and i think a win over her in a grand slam could shift the dynamic. But we will see how things unfold

Reptilia
May 25th, 2012, 11:08 AM
Caro is just horrible on clay, I don't give her any shot at beating Serena. Kanepi or Goerges are much more likely IMO

cautiouslip
May 25th, 2012, 11:09 AM
Never change your avi, k? :hysteric:

haha it's peak masha :hearts:

MashaFan01
May 25th, 2012, 11:12 AM
Let's not forget that Li Na and P. Kvitova are on Masha's half as well - that's some hell of a resistance before she can get to the final

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 11:12 AM
Out of Serena's section I actually give Kanepi the greatest shot at beating her. She has a FO QF from a few years ago and serves and hits big. She'll probably have that vague, empty look in her eyes like she always does and just swing away. Who knows?

Maria Croft
May 25th, 2012, 11:26 AM
Her draw going into the QF's is really good, but then :unsure:

It would be insanely difficult just getting to the finals, let alone winning it :lol: :help:

MashaFan01
May 25th, 2012, 11:28 AM
BTW - I see that Arantxa Rus (NED) - the Kim Clijster slayer in last year's French Open - could play Serena in R2 - Maybe she can repeat her achievement for the second time? - :lol:

http://www.leaderpost.com/sports/4122042.bin?size=620x400s http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01905/Clijsters-Rus_1905726c.jpg
Arantxa Rus (NED)

Since I'm dutch myself - It's nice to see that 2 dutch women have entered the main draw (so far) - #71 Michaela Krajeck and #97 Arantxa Rus (NED) - Another dutch - #89 Kiki Bertens (NED) is still battling to qualify

Marilyn Monheaux
May 25th, 2012, 11:30 AM
I don't mind Masha's draw too much, tbh. Yes, I'd rather see her (possibly) play Serena in the final, instead of the QF, but to be the best, you've got to beat the best, right? :angel:

Mr.Sharapova
May 25th, 2012, 11:34 AM
What a cakewalk for Maria till the QF :tape:. If she doesn't reach the quarters then what the hell :tape:.

TrollPova
May 25th, 2012, 11:37 AM
May God have mercy on our souls. This is just...horrifying. But it's red clay and serenas worst slam so who knows who will be In that quarter final. Bright side: Radwanska may get bitched out in the second round by Venus. That is comforting

Tennisvampire
May 25th, 2012, 11:39 AM
God, why does she always end up with Serena in her quarter of a draw??? First Australian Open (although we know how Serena chose to deal with that one :oh:), then Madrid, and now RG. God, I really hope that Masha can beat her for the first time since God knows when (and yes, I do know the last time was 2004)... I just have a really big problem with Serena playing Maria. I can't deny Williams is an awesome player, one of the best the game ever had, but I just tremendously dislike her personality and her attitude on the court. It's like, I'm Serena Williams, so I can do anything I want, losers. And when she plays Maria, she doesn't just play her usual great, but beatable tennis. She plays like a freakin' GOAT EVERY SINGLE TIME, and that's what bothers me the most, the fact that I know she will bring on an amazing performance no matter what, if she gets that far as to playing Maria... Other than her, Maria has a pretty decent draw... All I can say right now is good luck Maria. Slay them all :D

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 11:39 AM
I really want her to complete the career slam. She's had such a wonderful season so far. God knows she deserves it.

Maria Croft
May 25th, 2012, 12:20 PM
I thought a little about the draw, and so here’s my honest opinion on it.

Well, first of all, she needs to make the QF’s, then she will most likely face Serena. The chances of beating her are slim at best. You could only argue that Serena is more vulnerable in a QF than in a SF or Final, and that they have never played on red clay before, but those are just stats waiting to be changed.

Even if by some miracle she would pass Serena, she can still face many dangerous opponents. I would expect her to put too much pressure on herself, and somehow lose it anyway.

So looking at it like that, I have a different goal for Maria this Roland Garros. That would be to lose because her opponent was simply better. I don’t want her to lose another Slam match because of another flat performance, because her serve didn’t click, her return was absent, she puts too much pressure on herself, and least of all, injuries. If she can manage that, the tournament would be a massive success no matter the outcome.

I realise I sound a little pessimistic, and none of this might matter if she doesn’t get far, but these are just my two cents, take it as you will.

claypova
May 25th, 2012, 12:30 PM
this draw will lower our expectations, which is good:
- lose in QF .. meh, NID
- win in QF .. :eek: :woohoo: :drool:

:shrug:

Andy.
May 25th, 2012, 12:32 PM
Fuck the tennis gods. Serena in the Qtr's!!!!! Masha should make it there without too much trouble but she is going to have to play the match of her life if she wants to get any further. I really want her to win another slam so desperately I hope it will happen soon.

Steven.
May 25th, 2012, 01:15 PM
idk where this goes but so angry Kaia choking awya a massive lead 5-1 and then dfing on 2 sps in the tb vs aga. I hate that vulture so much omg.

Andy.
May 25th, 2012, 01:17 PM
idk where this goes but so angry Kaia choking awya a massive lead 5-1 and then dfing on 2 sps in the tb vs aga. I hate that vulture so much omg.

This :mad:

MM_1257
May 25th, 2012, 01:22 PM
:help: :hysteric: :banghead:

Craig.
May 25th, 2012, 01:27 PM
Of course she fucking gets Serena :rolls:

Steven.
May 25th, 2012, 01:30 PM
you guys are freaking out too much!! let's just focus on one match at a time. R1 should be heaps easy. Cadantu was one of the few players who nearly reached the top 100 without playing a wta match :lol: if maria drops more than 3 games against her I'll be worried.

doooma6816
May 25th, 2012, 01:44 PM
Great and easy draw till QF...then it was NID. Serena...but maybe Quaterenka will show up or she won't make it? I was worried about Kim last year but she lost.
It's positive she has tough draw, she sucks when she has easy opponents.

sweetadri06
May 25th, 2012, 01:54 PM
Fuck this shit. I'm tired of them always meeting in QF, when everyone else gets an easy pass to SF.

zigga
May 25th, 2012, 02:14 PM
I just knew Maria and Serena would face in QF :sobbing:

vozas
May 25th, 2012, 02:15 PM
Fuck this shit. I'm tired of them always meeting in QF, when everyone else gets an easy pass to SF.

:hug: hopefully it'll be a good match this go round

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 25th, 2012, 02:31 PM
This draw. :o I knew it. :lol:

But I find content in the fact that she'll have her chances to win GS once Serena retires, which should be before Maria does. :)

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 25th, 2012, 02:33 PM
This draw is really bottom heavy. :help: All of the four semifinalists are in the bottom half + Serena + Wozniacki.

MM_1257
May 25th, 2012, 02:39 PM
I think we might have a Li Na Aza final or Serena Aza final...

Fed_Ds
May 25th, 2012, 03:33 PM
Serena in the quarters. NID :rolleyes:

Charlatan
May 25th, 2012, 03:35 PM
fucking awfully unbalanced draw! bottom half is stacked with maria, serena, petra, na...:facepalm:

perseus2006
May 25th, 2012, 04:09 PM
I think some are hanging the black crepe before there is a body. The last time Pova played Serenka, Pova was frozen in place for the entire first set. The only time I saw her feet move was on her serve and then she stood there like a marble statue, a beautiful statue, of course, but marble statues are notoriously poor tennis players, even worse than pillars of salt. The second set was modestly better, she shuffled around a bit and, on at least two occassions, made a full swing at the ball.

I think Hogg will have her better prepared to go at it from the first point. If she can't beat Serenka, she can't have the Career Slam. Serenka will be here for the next two or three years to prevent it. So, if the match happens, Pova has to step up and play to win.