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SilverSlam
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:13 PM
YAS, shitty shitfest though.

http://i.imgur.com/AK0D3.png

misty1
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:14 PM
mary joe fernandez actually thought mallory could test her:lol:

still yet to bes tested in this tournament but she should finally get back to the QF here

Monzanator
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:15 PM
Expected. Burdette had nothing on Maria and couldn't handle the power game at all :shrug:

DOUBLEFIST
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:15 PM
Welcome to the NFL, Mallory.

Golan
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:15 PM
Expected. :angel:

bbjpa
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:15 PM
How could even Hradecka lose to that girl :facepalm:

Cosmic Voices
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:15 PM
Well done Masha :cheer:
On track demolition :armed:

misty1
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:16 PM
i cant believe that mary joe fernandez thought mallory could test her

zigga
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:17 PM
Well done:cheer:
But she wasn't tested at all in first 3 rounds.

slamchamp
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:17 PM
lolo at the ones saying Maria could lose:tape:

cellophane
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:18 PM
Hradecka :facepalm:

Cakewalkpova on track to her second US Open final :)

dsanders06
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:18 PM
Great returning, but I'm not totally sure about the rest of her game today :unsure: Forehand was a bit iffy, and her movement and footwork didn't seem as good as in her first 2 matches. I mean obviously I'll take a 6-1 6-1 beatdown over the shitfests she often throws in at this stage of the US Open :lol: but still, she'll have to improve I think.

Serve I'm actually not too worried about - yes some doublefaults, but atleast it was balanced out with some rocket 2006 Vintagepova first serves, which could help in the later rounds.

misty1
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:19 PM
i'd expect whoever gets out of safarova/petrova to really push her. who knows they could even take her out since she wont have been tested at all

Craig.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:19 PM
Good enough I guess.

Random DFs were annoying.

miffedmax
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:20 PM
Martha. Flogging peasants left and right.

TheDream
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:21 PM
Damn, Maria is proving she doesn't need matchplay going into a slam unlike in the past. She hasn't faced a good opponent yet but Maria in the past would struggle winning any round without matchplay going into a slam. Petra has no strategy playing Maria so I'm expecting Maria to reach the SF comfortably.

GrandMartha
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:22 PM
For most top players the tournament will start from the 4th round.
None of them has been really tested.

bertoltbrecht
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:22 PM
Well done:cheer:
But she wasn't tested at all in first 3 rounds.

She never gets tested in the early rounds because she plays scrubs. This happens in almost every slam. How is that?

TheDream
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:23 PM
Great returning, but I'm not totally sure about the rest of her game today :unsure: Forehand was a bit iffy, and her movement and footwork didn't seem as good as in her first 2 matches. I mean obviously I'll take a 6-1 6-1 beatdown over the shitfests she often throws in at this stage of the US Open :lol: but still, she'll have to improve I think.

Serve I'm actually not too worried about - yes some doublefaults, but atleast it was balanced out with some rocket 2006 Vintagepova first serves, which could help in the later rounds.

Have to improve for who? Her easy 4th round and Petra punching bag? :lol: She is winning these next 2 rounds easily, take it to the bank.

Mistress of Evil
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:24 PM
Onwards.

NashaMasha
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:24 PM
She never gets tested in the early rounds because she plays scrubs. This happens in almost every slam. How is that?

Who is playing Azarenka and Serena? not scrubs?

Her easy 4th round and Petra punching bag? She is winning these next 2 rounds easily, take it to the bank.

Petrova in 4th round is not a scrub and will be called a challenger (if playing vs Serena) , but vs Masha all opponents by TF are called cakewalkish ,if they are not Williamses

Let.them.talk
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:26 PM
Score looks good :)
Next :)

TheDream
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:26 PM
She never gets tested in the early rounds because she plays scrubs. This happens in almost every slam. How is that?

There hasn't been any good consistent counter punchers or retrievers in Maria's path. And, there really aren't any on this side of the draw. Azarenka is the closest you'll see to that as far as consistency goes, but while not slow at all, she's certainly no cheetah out there and defense is not a strong suit.

misty1
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:26 PM
Who is playing Azarenka and Serena? not scrubs?



makarova and jie are most definately not scrubs

joćo.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:26 PM
Keep going :cheer:

Sombrerero loco
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:28 PM
what a cakewalk martha has :facepalm:

Cosmic Voices
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:30 PM
Murrays pathway to the semis is a fucking cakewalk I'll have you know!

NashaMasha
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:31 PM
makarova and jie are most definately not scrubs

what's about 4th round ? Minella/Tatishvili vs Masha's opponent Petrova(probably)? and QF /SF for Masha are much tougher than Serena will have

DreamingTennis
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:40 PM
Maria is an inspiration

Well done mallory aswell :)

18majors
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:41 PM
Thanks for a quick match on a hot day!

bandabou
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:46 PM
impressive! :yeah:

gc-spurs
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:46 PM
Maria has had 2hrs and 59mins court time over her 3 matches. This could bode well if the heat continues. That's pretty much all you can take away from the tournament so far... Oh and for the most part her serving is strong and she'll hit a patch in the 2nd set.

Gilas.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:49 PM
Pent up sexual frustration released :hearts:

NashaMasha
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:05 PM
in her before match interview to tennischannel Mallory told that on given day anybody can beat anybody and that she likes pace and enjoys playing against that type of pace )))
http://www.tennischannel.com/video/#

perseus2006
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:48 PM
Mallory showed some promise but clearly needs coaching and experience. After today, tennis probably won't appear in her short list of career opportunities. She played strongly to the end so I am sure she will succeed in life.

Again, Pova came out ready to play from the first point. I enjoy that much more than spending the first 3 to 4 games getting into the match. After a blistering first set annihilation, Pova had a mild Second Set Slump. I think the cause was lack of resistance. Nothing to motivate her to excel.

Good match from Pova!

Belmont Lad
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:48 PM
Masha in cruise control so far in NY! :worship: :hearts:

Joe.
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:00 PM
One more match and she'll be in the quarters :cheer:

It's so weird to think Maria has only been past the 4th Round here twice :hysteric: (and past the 3rd round three times :eek:)

Feyd
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:05 PM
Mallory is better off with Stanford scholarship I think.

SVK
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:59 PM
I expected Mallory“s serve to be better from the reports I“ve read, or she had a lot of respect today? In some rallies she showed she can play an agressive tennis and wants to hit an early winner but overall it looked like it was too much for her mind especially to play such a big match.

Barktra
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:02 PM
At least she did better than Capra :lol:

C. Drone
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:06 PM
Hradecka made Burdette look much better even than I thought.

doesnt surprise me Maria lost a bit focus & was more messy in 2nd set. These early round batterings are rather boring.

KournikovaFan91
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:43 PM
Masha loves sending American WCs into oblivion, and has done it again. :lol:

Slampova
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:44 PM
:cheer:

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:04 AM
the cakewalk of all cakewalks. :yawn: these organizers are totally shamelss and not even trying to hide it anymore.

mallory :hug:

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:08 AM
She never gets tested in the early rounds because she plays scrubs. This happens in almost every slam. How is that?

rhetorical question, i assume? :unsure:

Shivank17
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:49 AM
She never gets tested in the early rounds because she plays scrubs. This happens in almost every slam. How is that?

Wimbledon R2 vs Pironkova. :rolleyes:

Some people. :facepalm:

LightsOut!
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:59 AM
Mallory :hug:

rrfnpump
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:07 AM
I actually liked what I saw from Burdette. Her ground game is very nice and she has lots of firepower. Her volley technique seems fine as well. However, she needs to improve her serve and fitness/movement, but she will do that once she decides to go pro and focuses on tennis 24h.

She should finish her studies at Stanford, then turn pro and work on these things. And then I dont see any reason why she cannot make Top50 or even Top30.

Sharapova played GREAT. I would love to see a SF between an in-form Sharapova and an in-form Azarenka! :drool:

Rest Maria!
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:54 AM
Sharapova played GREAT. I would love to see a SF between an in-form Sharapova and an in-form Azarenka! :drool:
Not the same round, but Australian Open and Indian Wells should give you an idea how this match-up looks.

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 1st, 2012, 09:09 AM
Not the same round, but Australian Open and Indian Wells should give you an idea how this match-up looks.

LOL.

Marcoo
Sep 1st, 2012, 09:55 AM
I'd love to see Sharapova winning this tournament, although there's a lot of players who don't seem to have any problems right now ;) Great match from Maria Anyway :D

Fighterpova
Sep 1st, 2012, 10:55 AM
Good :)

Very pleased with how she played and hopefully she'll finally reach the QF here :cheer:

Michalka
Sep 1st, 2012, 11:15 AM
awesome, good sign if she is beating up on scrubs, anything less than a SF would be disappointing for sugarpova

Kon.
Sep 1st, 2012, 11:28 AM
I like how she's not spending much time on court. :yeah:
Too easy though. I hope her game works even better next round.

rucolo
Sep 1st, 2012, 02:23 PM
Maria easily into US Open R4 ! :cheer:

lolo at the ones saying Maria could lose:tape:

yeah, it was so stupid :tape:

bandabou
Sep 1st, 2012, 03:34 PM
Masha in the 4th round only for the 3rd time in her career at the Open! :yeah:

Craig.
Sep 1st, 2012, 03:59 PM
Masha in the 4th round only for the 3rd time in her career at the Open! :yeah:

4th.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:41 PM
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