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abesky
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:14 PM
We know it's coming sooner or later, but in my heart, Wimbledon will be the first to be blessed with #2, and it will be this year! She happens to win a slam every two years, and 2012 will MAKE up 2010. I think that the combination of her claycourt skills, plus Thomas and the rest of the team (I don't call it Maria's team, but I call it THE team because they're so much like family.) will give Maria more determination and more chances of winning Wimbledon 8 years after the first one.

And now that She won all 4 of them, which one do you think will be the first one to be Maria's first #2?

:hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts:

Ksenia.
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:17 PM
Anyone who won't vote for Wimbledon is weird IMO because obviously I want her to win the next slam :lol:

doooma6816
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:19 PM
if she serves like during this clayseason, she'll have great chance to win Wimbledon!

Maria Croft
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:20 PM
I don't care :lol:

Any Slam would be a cherry on top, as Maria once said it, I'd like to see many more cheeries ;)

Mashi
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:24 PM
I don't care :lol:

Any Slam would be a cherry on top, as Maria once said it, I'd like to see many more cheeries ;)

This :angel:

gc-spurs
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:28 PM
Anyone who won't vote for Wimbledon is weird IMO because obviously I want her to win the next slam :lol:

Oh good it's a public poll so we can identify said weirdos

Trih
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:30 PM
I don't care :lol:

Any Slam would be a cherry on top, as Maria once said it, I'd like to see many more cheeries ;)

This, TOTALLY! :lol:
It obviously would be great for her to win ANY slam now (before RG this actually would have been the best over the other 3 of course) ... but well, knowing her love (and mine! :lol:) for Wimbledon, I'd chose that. :D

Trih
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:30 PM
Anyone who won't vote for Wimbledon is weird IMO because obviously I want her to win the next slam :lol:

But Wimbledon IS the next slam so we agree! :lol:
If this vote was after Wimb I'd vote the Golden Medal and then US Open... Oh yes Maria, spoil me :oh:

Break My Rapture
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:53 PM
Wimbledon or AO please. :hearts:

killerqueen
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:54 PM
Clearly Wimbledon next month. :lol: Honestly though, I'll be happy with whichever it is, as long as it comes soon! :D

joćo.
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:58 PM
Wimbledon obviously. Then the US Open (and not only because it follows Wimbledon :lol:) but it would make her super popular over there again (and we'd get more press interest) :cheer:
And I know it's not a GS but the Olympic Gold medal would be :drool: so she'd have a bit of everything major. Then play at a Fed Cup final and win :worship:

Rerun
Jun 9th, 2012, 06:40 PM
NY has always had a special place in my heart :)

but more than a slam what she really needs now is a golden medal :hearts:

Rerun
Jun 9th, 2012, 06:41 PM
anyone is the third olympic year in a row that she won a slam :)

Sharakim
Jun 9th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Wimbledon is the obvious choice and that's the one I voted for.

But I'd love to see her win Roland Garros a couple more times for irony sake, and another Aussie or US.

abesky
Jun 9th, 2012, 06:47 PM
Oh she will win Roland Garros every 1-2 years until she retires. Mark my words. Definitely 3 more times.

Tennisvampire
Jun 9th, 2012, 06:55 PM
I would love her to win Wimbledon the most, because I know how much that tournament is special for her and it holds so much tradition, but like all of you said, every new Slam would be amazing, so it doesn't really matter which one will it be. I think her priority right now should be OG :D Too bad they're not played on clay :oh:

dsanders06
Jun 9th, 2012, 07:00 PM
In order of preference:

01 Wimbledon
02 Australian Open
03 Roland Garros
04 US Open

Wimbledon because it's the most prestigious, RG because I want her to prove she's the post-Henin Claycourt Queen, and the AO because it's my favourite Slam :angel:

Obviously I wouldn't say no to another US Open, but it would be my last preference, with their shitty matches, wind, terrible scheduling and over-commercialisation ruining everything :lol:

Feyd
Jun 9th, 2012, 08:11 PM
I want a second career slam. :devil:

Mr.Sharapova
Jun 9th, 2012, 10:24 PM
Wimbledon.

However I can definitely see Masha winning another RG :angel::yeah:.

domon17th
Jun 10th, 2012, 05:53 AM
Wimbledon. Although I can see much tougher opposition there but I do think she'll relish this challenge (Namely Kvitty and Sarin) with her confidence level sky-high now.

heelsrule1988
Jun 10th, 2012, 07:26 PM
I don't care :lol:

Any Slam would be a cherry on top, as Maria once said it, I'd like to see many more cheeries ;)
That should be the fifth option in the poll... everything truly is gravy after this. The only thing I really care about now is an Olympic gold medal. After that, I just want to see her keep winning titles and Slams. I don't care where, I don't care how. :)

Joelina
Jun 10th, 2012, 07:41 PM
US Open ;)

nelsondan
Jun 10th, 2012, 08:20 PM
I think she should win them in the same order she did the first time around....and don't take so long, this time. Get all four again by June 2013.

Stonerpova
Jun 10th, 2012, 08:39 PM
Don't matter to me, but if I have to pick one it's Wimbledon.

SharaGaGa
Jun 11th, 2012, 06:07 AM
Sharapova (Golden?) Slam -- 2012 RG-2013 AO (incl. Olympics?). Yes, she has to break her even years pattern! :D

But seriously, of course I want her to win her next Slsm -- Wimbledon! That way she could keep the No.1 ranking for MUCH longer!! ;)

Julian.
Jun 11th, 2012, 07:01 AM
Wimbledon :lol: She loves this tournament the most.

She even said she would rather have a 2nd Wimbledon title than a first Roland Garros title if she has to choose :lol:

claypova
Jun 11th, 2012, 07:52 AM
Wimbledon or AO please. :hearts:

No, she's only allowed to win AO when I'm old enough to be there :sobbing:

Wimbledon please :cheer::cheer::cheer:

Adal
Jun 11th, 2012, 10:04 AM
In my ideal she would win the next 4 GS and it would be the same order that she won her first grand slams - Wimbledon, USO, AO and then RG again.

Julian.
Jun 11th, 2012, 10:46 AM
In my ideal she would win the next 4 GS and it would be the same order that she won her first grand slams - Wimbledon, USO, AO and then RG again.

That would be too good :lol: Throw in Olympics gold there too :lol:

Not gonna happen though :sobbing:

masha122
Jun 11th, 2012, 12:59 PM
wimbledon or us open plz ; since those 2 are coming up soon !!!!!!!!!!!

nelsondan
Jun 11th, 2012, 01:19 PM
If she wins Wimbledon......that would be because of the elements of a dominating serve and return of serve. If her confidence in them continues to become stronger, there is nothing that is impossible.

So...win in the first round at Wimbledon. Keep taking things one match at a time. That seems to be working well.

zigga
Jun 11th, 2012, 01:53 PM
Wimbledon:inlove:
But I wouldn't mind any of them :D

Fighterpova
Jun 16th, 2012, 12:44 PM
I want her to win Wimbledon for the 2nd time or the Aussie Open :cheer:

I hope she can end her career with 6 Slams!

SharaGaGa
Jun 16th, 2012, 03:59 PM
I want her to win Wimbledon for the 2nd time or the Aussie Open :cheer:

I hope she can end her career with 6 Slams!

I hope she ends with a double digit figure for Slams she's won! A bit too optimistic, but I know she can do it! :)

Aaron!
Jun 17th, 2012, 07:52 PM
Wimbledon :hearts:

stegall
Jun 17th, 2012, 08:18 PM
Wimbledon.I also hope she has a better showing at the US Open coz she's struggled at it since her comeback..Not necessarily win it but have a good showing..

n1ko0
Jun 18th, 2012, 05:49 PM
ooh wimbledon would just be perfect in every way

dsanders06
Jul 5th, 2012, 07:13 PM
In order of preference:

01 Wimbledon
02 Australian Open
03 Roland Garros
04 US Open

Wimbledon because it's the most prestigious, RG because I want her to prove she's the post-Henin Claycourt Queen, and the AO because it's my favourite Slam :angel:

Obviously I wouldn't say no to another US Open, but it would be my last preference, with their shitty matches, wind, terrible scheduling and over-commercialisation ruining everything :lol:

Funny, I'm actually feeling a lot more confident about her chances at the US Open this year than I was when I wrote this... not sure why though :lol:

Although I'd still ideally love her to win a second Wimbledon title (because, let's face it, it is that bit more special than the other Slams), I really don't think it's going to happen now sadly - I think her game is now so unsuited to grass, that if it was going to happen, it would've had to have been this year, when her confidence was sky-high.

jameshazza
Jul 5th, 2012, 08:47 PM
I don't really think the confidence from this year is sky high yet. I think this gap between OG will allow it to set in though. Considering how well she served in the wind at RG I'm cautiously optimistic about USO this year. However I wouldn't mind her playing Montreal as a lot of the time I've watched it's been quite windy so it may prepare her better. But I know it's not going to happen as it's after OG and Cinci has probably became one of her favourite tournaments considering her results there.

Sometimes I have mixed emotions about Maria's new topspin shots. Because of the sheer pace on a hard court or clay it doesn't really matter but she does need flat shots on grass. Realistically though, I know it's much better given how erratic her play was before 2011. It's just I would love for her to win Wimbledon again. Actually the more I think about it the more I think we're going too much on one performance. She was mentally a little flat, and her game wasn't there. It's not like she's hitting with Rafa/Stosur spin. She still hit's the ball hard enough to succeed on grass if she gets those knees down. I mean other than Lisicki/Pironkova and Paszek there really isn't any lower ranked player who I would consider a threat to Maria, and she would still beat them if she plays her best.

Also, the spin on her shots could help her in USO this year as well. My only concerns for the rest of the season is that Maria has won almost as many matches this year already than in the whole of last year. So I'm hoping this break gives her the mental rest she needs and rests the shoulder.
In terms of Slam success I suppose the two biggest bets right now would be AO and RG. We might not get another Slam this year but I doubt it will be four year before we get the next. More importantly I just hope Maria manages to finish a year injury free for once.

Didn't intend for this post to be as long, it just happens sometimes.

nelsondan
Jul 5th, 2012, 10:28 PM
Can anything happen at the Olympics that matters one way or another?

humanabstract
Jul 13th, 2012, 07:10 AM
I voted for AO, coz it's my favourite GS. But,frankly speaking, winning each slam once is kinda... unique :rolleyes:

Valkyre
Jul 13th, 2012, 08:39 AM
the next one available, ie US Open! ;)

Chrissie-fan
Jul 13th, 2012, 09:01 AM
Can anything happen at the Olympics that matters one way or another?
Opinions are a bit divided among TF members about how important the Olympics are. Fans of someone who ends up doing badly there probably will argue that it doesn't matter while fans of the one who ends up winning will say that it's the biggest thing ever. But yeah, I think it matters. And for Maria it would be huge if she would win because she would then have done it all - world #1 ranking, winning the four majors, the YEC, Fed Cup and the OG. The importance of everything else can go up and down as time goes by, but the historical importance of those events are set in stone.

Maria rocks
Jul 13th, 2012, 09:02 AM
The next one which will be US Open.

18majors
Jul 13th, 2012, 12:03 PM
2012 US Open.

dsanders06
Sep 8th, 2012, 01:19 PM
This feels like a good time to bump this :sobbing:

jameshazza
Sep 8th, 2012, 01:20 PM
I would love for her to win AO and RG back to back. :lol:
Because she would have won two in a row for the first time, and defended a Slam for the first time simultaneously.

humanabstract
Sep 10th, 2012, 01:34 PM
I have a feeling Masha will definitely win at least one of GS next year, so I don't care which exactly :oh:

claypova
Sep 10th, 2012, 01:38 PM
I have a feeling Masha will definitely win at least one of GS next year, so I don't care which exactly :oh:

impossible, Maria only wins slams on even years!

humanabstract
Sep 10th, 2012, 01:42 PM
impossible, Maria only wins slams on even years!

Oh God, forgot about that! :o:sad:






It's time to break the rules in 2013 :oh:

Trih
Sep 10th, 2012, 01:48 PM
Right! I mean, she always won one slam per year in even years, ok, so it's time to win two slam per year in uneven years. :shrug:

doomsday
Sep 10th, 2012, 01:50 PM
Oh God, forgot about that! :o:sad:






It's time to break the rules in 2013 :oh:

After all the big finals she reached in 2012 on HC, I'd be very disappointed if she doesn't win 1 major on HC. I want the OZ for next year and another French. She also needs to take advantage of the lack of competition on clay to win every F.O from now on.

dsanders06
Sep 10th, 2012, 02:50 PM
I keep saying, I really feel the one she NEEDS to win again is the Australian Open. Plexicushion is such a great fit for her game that she just can't end with 1 title there.

Even though I know some will disagree with me, I do still feel slow hardcourts are a bit better surface for her than clay, but obviously there's less competition on clay so she should have a good chance at RG again. I think this year proved that there's nothing about the US Open surface that doesn't gel with her game, although she'll probably need the stars to align in terms of the weather for her to win it again.... Wimbledon is the least likely by far.

domon17th
Sep 10th, 2012, 03:20 PM
Pretty much what dsanders said. Her record has been impeccable in Melbourne throughout the years, if we disregard the post-surgery recovery 2010 and adapting to new coach 2011. No reason why she can't win the AO again, unless of course the other AO-GOAT is standing in her way :unsure:

cautiouslip
Sep 10th, 2012, 04:38 PM
impossible, Maria only wins slams on even years!

Its the perfect time to end this pattern :cool:

I think I voted wimbledon but honestly I would love if it was AO. My favourite slam :hearts:

SilverSlam
Sep 11th, 2012, 03:54 AM
She needs to win AO. Plain and simple. Her main opponent (Vika) will maybe be feeling a little bit of pressure as the defending champ and if they meet in a final, there is NO doubt in my mind, that Vika will still be feeling a hangover from that choke in the USO final.

If she faces Serena pretty much game over, unless they both surprise us.

os400
Sep 11th, 2012, 05:05 AM
Roland Garros please

NashaMasha
Sep 11th, 2012, 09:13 AM
She needs to win AO. Plain and simple. Her main opponent (Vika) will maybe be feeling a little bit of pressure as the defending champ and if they meet in a final, there is NO doubt in my mind, that Vika will still be feeling a hangover from that choke in the USO final.

If she faces Serena pretty much game over, unless they both surprise us.

Serena won't be in the same form next year. This year it was Olympic season and she was well prepared to win medals on it, despite her form looked a bit suspiscious.....
Next year she most probably will be not that fit and her age will be more visible on court

As for Masha, she just need to get some wins vs Vika , Aga etc on Tier 1/2 tournaments to get more confidence when reaching Semis at GS. And something should be improved with the serve , because it's not good if even I can predict where her serve will go

Shivank17
Sep 11th, 2012, 09:55 AM
I wouldn't mind any Grandslam, I will take any of them. :angel:

claypova
Sep 11th, 2012, 09:57 AM
any, so she can prove that she's not a vulture.

SilverSlam
Sep 11th, 2012, 09:59 AM
Serena won't be in the same form next year. This year it was Olympic season and she was well prepared to win medals on it, despite her form looked a bit suspiscious.....
Next year she most probably will be not that fit and her age will be more visible on court

As for Masha, she just need to get some wins vs Vika , Aga etc on Tier 1/2 tournaments to get more confidence when reaching Semis at GS. And something should be improved with the serve , because it's not good if even I can predict where her serve will go


This. She only slides them down the tee on the AD court and everyone can read it. And then she slides them out wide too on the deuce court :facepalm:

cautiouslip
Sep 11th, 2012, 02:12 PM
any, so she can prove that she's not a vulture.

Players she has beaten on the way to slams: Serena, Davenport x2, Mauresmo (in 2006), Henin x2, Dementieva, Jankovic (in the best year of her career), peak Ivanovic, Kvitova

She ain't no vulture, don't let the trolls convince you :rolleyes:

Shivank17
Sep 11th, 2012, 02:24 PM
Nicky was obviously sarcastic. :lol:

Tennisvampire
Sep 11th, 2012, 02:55 PM
I keep saying, I really feel the one she NEEDS to win again is the Australian Open. Plexicushion is such a great fit for her game that she just can't end with 1 title there.

Even though I know some will disagree with me, I do still feel slow hardcourts are a bit better surface for her than clay, but obviously there's less competition on clay so she should have a good chance at RG again. I think this year proved that there's nothing about the US Open surface that doesn't gel with her game, although she'll probably need the stars to align in terms of the weather for her to win it again.... Wimbledon is the least likely by far.

I completely agree with Wimbledon being the least likely for her to win again, and let's face it, USO is one windy mess, as we had an amazing chance to witness this year :o Her best shot lies in the FO I believe. I always thought that if she was gonna win a Major after her comeback (yes, in rare moments a la post Miami I had my doubts, and I'm not proud of it :lol:), it would be RG. She has learned how to slide (well, not on the FH side, but she'll get there :angel:), her movement is a lot better on clay, and honestly, the fact that she is now basically considered a clay courts specialist speaks enough of the competition on the surface :lol: It's just, you need to learn how to play on clay (if you haven't grown up on it ofc), and I have no doubt in my mind, that a few years from now, Vika and Petra (if they remain on the top, and I can't see why they wouldn't) will drastically improve on the surface.

But, anyway, she has an amazing shot at the AO as well, it is definitely her best surface along with clay (I just can't write clay off after this year :angel:). Vika will be under pressure next year as a defending champion, and we've witnessed in this final that she is not yet as mentally strong as some suggest. Her feisty spirit can only get her so far at this point :angel: So, Maria definitely has a big chance at this next Slam, provided that she doesn't meet Serena along the way. It's not that I don't believe she can defeat her with her game, but I just don't trust her head when she's playing Sarin :o

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 11th, 2012, 06:30 PM
I would want the French Open to be her first 2# but only if it happens next year :lol:.

Kon.
Sep 12th, 2012, 11:00 AM
Australian Open.
AO 2013 is the next slam she'll play, so I hope AO 2013 will be the next slam she'll win. :shrug: :lol:

os400
Sep 12th, 2012, 01:12 PM
Serena won't be in the same form next year. This year it was Olympic season and she was well prepared to win medals on it, despite her form looked a bit suspiscious.....

what you mean a bit suspicious ? are you suspecting that serena uses some kind of PED this year ?

cautiouslip
Sep 12th, 2012, 06:03 PM
Nicky was obviously sarcastic. :lol:

oh, i guess i don't know him well enough to know. sorry then :wavey:

Chrissie-fan
Sep 12th, 2012, 06:04 PM
Any one of them will do, but let's start with Wimbledon. :lol:

claypova
Sep 13th, 2012, 01:40 AM
Players she has beaten on the way to slams: Serena, Davenport x2, Mauresmo (in 2006), Henin x2, Dementieva, Jankovic (in the best year of her career), peak Ivanovic, Kvitova

She ain't no vulture, don't let the trolls convince you :rolleyes:

Nicky was obviously sarcastic. :lol:

yes i was :p