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Shivank17
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:03 AM
Sequel to this thread (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=448077) on popular demand :p (Thanks to sickfalsetto for reminding :hatoff: )

Also check back here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=448077) how did Maria fare with your demands :lol:

For 2013:

1. Win a Slam(ANY).
2. Have a winning H2H vs Vika, and learn to hit short balls/swing volleys NOT in the same direction as her. :rolleyes:
3. QFs at all slams.(semis at 3 :angel: )
4. Qualify for YEC.
5. Make Sammy double punchbag, add Kvitova and Na to punchbag list.
6. WIN MIAMI.
7. Take a set off Serena. :sobbing:
8. Learn to be a bit less predictable on serves :tape: Especially on AD-court.
9. Win 4-5 titles.
and most of all,

Stay healthy and fit. :)

Stonerpova
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:15 AM
1. Stay healthy
2. Another slam (defending RG would be preferred)
3. Get to 500 wins (she's at 472 now)
4. Volley more
5. Have a winning record in finals (for the first time since 08 :sobbing: )

jameshazza
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:18 AM
I could go on about the specifics of her game I want to improve but that's another thread it's own right. :lol:

1- Beat Serena
2- Win a HC tournament (preferably Miami)
3- Defend RG, would be sad if she didn't for me but any Slam will do.
4- Bagel Vika
5- Have a winning H2H vs Vika
6- Have a winning record in finals


And of course stay healthy Maria.

jameshazza
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:19 AM
Forgot about 500 wins, I'm excited for that. :cheer:

Mexicola
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:52 AM
1. Health, health, health.
2. Another Grand Slam-it automatically makes any season a success.
3. Get to 30 career titles.
4. Some tangible improvements to her game, like having better placement and speed changes with her serve. And more accuracy and fewer DFs.
5. More consistency with her returns, top 3 in service break %.
6. Improve her groundies with good angles and fewer errors.
7. More confidence in moving forward and volleying.
8. Get better at turning defense into offense.
9. Have a winning record against Vika.
10.Remain in the top 3 all year.
11.Win a hard court title.
12.Winning finals record.
13.Stop getting off to sluggish starts in matches.
14.A couple of talk show appearances.
15.A couple of red carpets.
16.A couple of photoshoots.
17.Keep passing her drug tests.
18.Zero losses to players outside top 10.
19.Fewer exhibitions.
20.BEAT Serena, silence the haters.

Shafanovic.
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:54 AM
1. Stay healthy
2. Win 2 slams ( 1 will do but 2 please :hearts: ) Prefer 1 to be RG defence.
3. Take a set of Serena.
4. Keep beating Vika and Aga.
5. End the year top 3
6. Winning record in finals

Reptilia
Oct 30th, 2012, 07:44 AM
I want Kvitty and Li as punchbags
Defend RG
Win a HC title early in the season

SilverSlam
Oct 30th, 2012, 07:49 AM
1. Win AO/USO (I feel AO is a better chance personally)
2. Have a winning H2H/tied H2H with the top 4/5
3. Win more than 60% of finals she's in
4. Win Fed Cup
5. Win Miami or don't make the final.
6. Win a PM, a P5 and a P470 event.
7. Start over with the three set record, and NOT lose it at the USO.
8. Not lose to LISICKI or Radwansk
9. Play as well as she did on clay, but still lose early in Madrid.
10. Get to the SFs of Wimbledon :)

Trih
Oct 30th, 2012, 07:50 AM
Stay healthy! And I'd really love her to improve her game the same way she did between 2011 and 2012.

Winning a slam makes a season a success, I'd prefer AO but any will do.. defending RG would be great. :hearts:
Win a HC title, Miami maybe :sobbing: and the most bold of all: win a match against Serena :bowdown:

Crux Squall
Oct 30th, 2012, 07:56 AM
1. Healthy
2. Hit harder and serve better
3. Win GS (especially Wimbledon)
4. Win hardcourt title

peipei
Oct 30th, 2012, 09:12 AM
be healthy

get a good bf

win Wimbledon

win Beijing

be YE#1

hv an exho in HK

beat Vika again n again....

n win other titles that she will win in 2013...

JoPova
Oct 30th, 2012, 11:08 AM
1. Win a Slam (even though I have this feeling that Serena's going to rape the field at every Slam and win them all :lol:).
2. Beat Vika in a major.
3. Win a HC tournament.
4. Improve her net game and use it a lot more in her matches.
5. Qualify for the YEC.
6. Win a set against Serena.
7. Stay in the top 5 all year
8. No injuries (even though she's just sprained her ankle in an exho :facepalm:)

Cosmic Voices
Oct 30th, 2012, 11:08 AM
For some reason I never predicted for her 2012 schedule. Hopefully doing it now will reap success :oh:

1. Stay injury free all year
2. Win another slam, or back-up the FO. Either would be incredible
3. Bring out more flavours of Sugarpova
4. Have an affair with Novak
5. Win more HC titles :armed:
6. Wait for the ball to bounce at the net before she hits it
7. Visit London on some sort of promotional tour
8. Straighten out her H2H with Vika and win at least a set from Rena :oh:
9. Enter smaller events to increase her tournament tally
10. Stay fabulous, but she's already achieved that

Good luck in 2013 Masha. Davai SS :cheer:

JoPova
Oct 30th, 2012, 11:11 AM
4. Have an affair with Novak


:worship:

Chrissie-fan
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:20 PM
-Be healthy.
-Be happy.
-Win a slam (FO seems the one where she has the best shot).
-Win one or two non-claycourt titles.
-Beat Serena at least once, doesn't matter where or when.

But whether she'll achieve one or more of these ambitions or not, it's impossible to be disappointed in Maria because we know that win or lose, she will always try as hard as she can and we can't ask for anything more than that.

Stonerpova
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:25 PM
But whether she'll achieve one or more of these ambitions or not, it's impossible to be disappointed in Maria because we know that win or lose, she will always try as hard as she can and we can't ask for anything more than that.

This. That's why I'm not too broken up about the lopsided finals record/scores. She gave her all in every match this year.

TrollPova
Oct 30th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Have a winning H2H against Vika
Play a close match against Serena
Regain #1 for at least 8 total weeks
Win Miami :hysteric:
Develop net game/slice shots
Work on Serve Variety
Go back to humiliating Aga
Reach 500 wins by the French Open
Beat Vika in a Slam
Reach the Semis at 3/4 Slams, the finals at 2
Defend Stuttgart/French Open
Reach the Qfs or better at every tournament entered
Reach the YEC Finals
Never drop below #3 in the rankings
Win 4 titles
End year at #1
Stay HEALTHY!

Maria rocks
Oct 30th, 2012, 07:18 PM
1. Beat Serena Williams!!!!

2. Win a slam

3. Get to number 1 again where she belongs

4. Most important to be happy and continue to enjoy her tennis.

dsanders06
Oct 30th, 2012, 08:21 PM
1. As others have said, stay healthy and injury-free
2. Win TWO Slams :oh:
3. Beat Serena en route to one of said Slams
4. Get ahead in H2H against Azarenka
5. No losses to anyone outside the top 10.

Charlatan
Oct 30th, 2012, 08:29 PM
Thank you CareerSlamPova :hearts:

First of all, stay healthy, fit and injury-free throughout the season.
1. Win a slam (once again, I am not picky) (though preferably AO or RG; plus, these courts suit her game more than anything)
2. Get a positive H2H record over Vika :wavey:
3. Win a hard court title, please
4. Get more variety on your serves. So tired of that down the T serves :lol:
5. Add Kvitova (3 wins away), Kerber (3 wins away), Lisicki (2 wins away), Na Li (1 win away) in your punchbag list
6. Beat Serena

The 25-year-old also said she was hoping to finally end her winless streak against Serena Williams in 2013 after losing to the American in all three of their matches this year, including two finals, in the Olympics and at the WTA Championships on Sunday.

"She plays a very physical tennis and when she is in top form it's very difficult to beat her but I will try to take my revenge next year," said the Florida-based Russian.

:cheer:

Cosmic Voices
Oct 30th, 2012, 08:44 PM
its good that she's speaking out about 'revenge' because she's rarely ever commentated on wanting a win vs rena (unlike other players) this is a great mindset to have going into 2013 :cheer:

dsanders06
Oct 30th, 2012, 08:59 PM
its good that she's speaking out about 'revenge' because she's rarely ever commentated on wanting a win vs rena (unlike other players) this is a great mindset to have going into 2013 :cheer:

Same. She doesn't really say things as bold as that re:beating Serena usually, so I'm going to take what I want to believe (that Sunday showed her that she really can beat her next year) from that statement :oh:

effedcamel
Oct 31st, 2012, 12:59 AM
I'd love to see her:

Stay healthy of course
Win AO - she avenged a beatdown in the AO final before, she can do it again :fiery:
Win a hardcourt title convincingly
DEFEND RG - this is probably most important to me as she's shown to be the best on clay currently and should maintain her status
Stay top 3 all year
Notch just one win against Serena

Cherry.
Oct 31st, 2012, 04:49 AM
- Stay healthy.
- Win a Slam (any).
- Win a PM (Preferably IW or Miami).
- Win a hardcourt title.
- Have a winning record in finals.
- SF or better in YEC.

domon17th
Oct 31st, 2012, 03:21 PM
1. Health, yep most important
2. Win 2 slams. It's interesting that Maria herself has set Wimbledon as her priority. I think that will always be her favourite slam, and I'd love for her to win there again, if anyone other than Serena and Petra is winning, then I see a well adjusted Maria as the next favourite. I already demand a RG defense :oh:
3. Actually, I think AO is a realistic goal as well, am I too greedy? :hysteric:
4. Miami
5. Do not explode against Vika/Aga/Woz, ie. no losses to them

Chrissie-fan
Oct 31st, 2012, 03:41 PM
5. Do not explode against Vika/Aga/Woz, ie. no losses to them
Let's make a deal that will keep everyone happy. For each loss against Woz she gets a win against Serena or Vika. :lol:

domon17th
Oct 31st, 2012, 03:53 PM
Let's make a deal that will keep everyone happy. For each loss against Woz she gets a win against Serena or Vika. :lol:

Oh damn Chrissie-fan why must you be so nice :hysteric:

Non-slam and Miami losses against Woz only :oh: Sorri

Chrissie-fan
Oct 31st, 2012, 04:14 PM
Oh damn Chrissie-fan why must you be so nice :hysteric:

Non-slam and Miami losses against Woz only :oh: Sorri
Ok (I think :scratch:) :) ;)

C. Drone
Oct 31st, 2012, 06:50 PM
- dont eat bagels in finals.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 31st, 2012, 08:25 PM
Pull a 2008 AO in Melbourne!
Make The Falsetto Nightingale her bitch 2013 wise!
Beat The Lord!
She really must make all the semis of the Slam in a calendar year.
Win Miami.(not happening since she is cursed there)
Be Number One at some point.
Have a positive ration in finals.

Pretty Please!

Shezocas
Nov 1st, 2012, 03:13 PM
In the top of the list, STAY HEALTHY!!no injuries, no virus, no nothing. and be happy on court. Then:

1- Win a Slam (2 would be perfect). And RG might be her biggest chance
2- Win 2 or more tittle on hardcourts (MIAMI PLEASE)
3- Win 6 tittles (positive record in finals please)
4- Make at least QF at every slams, finals at 2
5- End the season in the top 3
6- Reach nº1 (doesn't matter the time to me)
7- Fisinh the year with a positive H2H to Vika
8- Claypova again
9- Win the Fed Cup (not going to happen)
10- Finish the year with 60 or more wins, which means have the same consistency than this year

resilience
Nov 1st, 2012, 03:27 PM
1. Win the AO and the French Open back-to-back. Serena can take the other 2 for all I care.

2. Meet Azarenka at least 5 times next year. I love that rivalry.

3. Dominate clay again.

4. Win at least 5 titles, including Indian Wells.

5. Beat Serena.

6. Stay inside the top 3 throughout the whole year.

7. Come full circle serve-wise and get it to 2006 levels again.

8. Reach the US Open finals.

9. Semis or better at all slams.

Chokerpova
Nov 1st, 2012, 05:19 PM
1. Stay healthy and no injuries all year.
2. Win a slam (2 would be even better!). I really want her to defend her RG and win Wimbledon again, as she said it would be her main goal next year so she'll train hard in grass I hope, or she can pull a 07 AO final - 08 AO win.
3. Get to QF or better at all slams.
4. Win HC titles, preferably Miami or Beijing because she never won there).
5. Have a positive H2H against Vika next year.
6. Add Li, Petra, Caro and Angie to her punchbag list. Wish she could meet them more often.
7. Have a winning record in finals.
8. Keep the 3-set record perfect all year.
9. Beat Serena once, or at least take a set off her.
10. End year No.1.
11. Dress and make up younger, stop being Martha.

Trih
Nov 1st, 2012, 06:46 PM
Let's make a deal that will keep everyone happy. For each loss against Woz she gets a win against Serena or Vika. :lol:

DEAL! :lol:

Fighterpova
Nov 1st, 2012, 07:50 PM
For some reason I never predicted for her 2012 schedule. Hopefully doing it now will reap success :oh:

1. Stay injury free all year
2. Win another slam, or back-up the FO. Either would be incredible
3. Bring out more flavours of Sugarpova
4. Have an affair with Novak
5. Win more HC titles :armed:
6. Wait for the ball to bounce at the net before she hits it
7. Visit London on some sort of promotional tour
8. Straighten out her H2H with Vika and win at least a set from Rena :oh:
9. Enter smaller events to increase her tournament tally
10. Stay fabulous, but she's already achieved that

Good luck in 2013 Masha. Davai SS :cheer:

This :drool:

Fighterpova
Nov 1st, 2012, 07:59 PM
1. Stay healthy and injury free all year :cheer:
2. Win a Slam (any Slam, preferably FO)- I started liking the FO just because Masha won it :lol:
3. Win 4/5 titles.
4. Win 2 hard court titles (preferably IW or Miami)- she HAS to win at one of them eventually, she's been so good the last few years!
5. Make QF or better at all 4 Slams.
6. Have a positive ratio in finals.
7. Reach 500 wins at/before FO :hearts:
8. Continue her awesome 3 set record.
9. Get a lot of wins vs Sam, Petra, Na, Angie, etc and make it a tie vs Vika.
10. [b]Not get breadsticked by Serena all year
11. Have an affair with Nole :oh:

Bring on 2013 :cheer:

Craig.
Nov 1st, 2012, 09:24 PM
I really want more titles. 27 is meh for a player of Maria's caliber.

Mexicola
Nov 2nd, 2012, 01:17 AM
Yeah, a player of Maria's ability, when healthy, should win 4-5 titles per year. It's probably too much to ask Maria to duplicate her amazing run of 9 finals appearances. But Maria getting to 6-7 finals, with a record of 4-2 or 5-2 in those matches, I think is reasonable to hope for.

27 is a low total for titles and I really want Maria to be in the Kim Clijsters/Venus Williams ballpark of over 40 singles titles before she retires.

Noten
Nov 2nd, 2012, 04:39 AM
- Defend Roland Garros and Rome.
- Win Wimbledon.
- Turn the H2H with Vichka around.
- Beat Serena!
- Wear headbands :inlove:
- MIAMI.
- Bagels & breadsticks (delivered, not eaten).

JamieOwen3
Nov 2nd, 2012, 04:43 AM
Stay healthy and win MIAMI PLEEEEEEEASE :sobbing: ZERO hard court titles for 2012 is wrong! Make it right in 2013!
Win another slam, anyone will do.

Although I said Miami at least she made it right and won a HC title :lol:

AniaSharapova
Nov 2nd, 2012, 10:00 AM
1. Stay healthy during whole season!!
2. Win Wimbledon
3. Win some hardcourt titles
4. Beat Serena
5. Bring back her on court style from 2006, 2007

Jack89
Nov 2nd, 2012, 05:29 PM
1. Stay healthy and injury free the whole season
2. Defend the French Open
3. Win AO or Wimbledon
4. Win Miami (or any of the other Premier Mandatory titles)
5. Defend Rome ( Want her to win get the hat-trick)
6. Win titles on all surfaces
7. Make semis of all slams
8. Get to No 1.

MashaFan01
Nov 2nd, 2012, 05:48 PM
Apart from that I hope that she'll remain healthy - My main wish is that she finally can defeat Serena Williams in a QF - SF or F at least once preferably twice in a manner that leaves no doubt that she has accomplished it against a Serena in good form -

Steven.
Nov 3rd, 2012, 09:01 AM
I really want more titles. 27 is meh for a player of Maria's caliber.

27 is a low total for titles and I really want Maria to be in the Kim Clijsters/Venus Williams ballpark of over 40 singles titles before she retires.

Honestly, it doesn't even matter because other players only have so many because they vulture smaller events. If we are only looking at big titles, she is quite on par with her fellow 3-5 slam champs minus Legend. Maria has 15 big titles (4 slams, 1 yec, 10 tier 1s), Kim only has 14 (4 slams, 3 yecs, 7 tier 1s), ASV with 10 (4 slams, 6 tier 1s), Davenport with 16 (3 slams, 1 yec, 1 og gold, 11 tier 1s).

Hell Venus only has 16, Henin at 20.

I think she's doing fabulous. Of course I want her to break the 40 mark too but # of titles only really matter for all time great debates imo.

Anyway I REALLY want her to win AO cos it means it'll be the first time in her career she holds 2 slams simultaneously. Plus it means Vika won't be holding one :oh: if not any slam is fine. And plz win more tier 1 titles and end the year top 3 again.

AniaSharapova
Nov 3rd, 2012, 09:29 AM
Honestly, it doesn't even matter because other players only have so many because they vulture smaller events.

Exactly. Look at Wozniacki. She has 20 titles only because she enters small tournaments like Copenhagen, Brussels, New Haven etc. and winning them a few times.

Quality is more important for me than numbers. I would prefer to see Maria with 2 significant titles next season than 6 or 7 from smaller events.

Andy.
Nov 3rd, 2012, 09:49 AM
Pull a 2008 AO in Melbourne!
Make The Falsetto Nightingale her bitch 2013 wise!
Beat The Lord!
She really must make all the semis of the Slam in a calendar year.
Win Miami.(not happening since she is cursed there)
Be Number One at some point.
Have a positive ration in finals.

Pretty Please!

Dont have anything more to add apart from I dont mind which slam she wins.

Chrissie-fan
Nov 3rd, 2012, 09:57 AM
Exactly. Look at Wozniacki. She has 20 titles only because she enters small tournaments like Copenhagen, Brussels, New Haven etc. and winning them a few times.

Quality is more important for me than numbers. I would prefer to see Maria with 2 significant titles next season than 6 or 7 from smaller events.
I don't know what you guys are arguing about anyway. If she keeps on winning three or four titles for the next four or five years, which is far from impossible, Sharapova's total will be well above forty.

Wozniacki-like "vulturing" of smaller events only became a crime since the Williams sisters decided that only the slams matter and they only played a handfull of tournaments besides them. Before the Williams sisters decided for the rest of us what matters and what doesn't past greats did just as much 'vulturing' as Wozniacki, which is why past greats like Court, Evert, Navratilova and Graf ended up winning more than a hundred tournaments (the first three even more than 150).

Crux Squall
Nov 3rd, 2012, 10:15 AM
if her shoulder is fine with her old game, Let's bring it back. I really miss it.

AniaSharapova
Nov 3rd, 2012, 03:46 PM
I don't know what you guys are arguing about anyway. If she keeps on winning three or four titles for the next four or five years, which is far from impossible, Sharapova's total will be well above forty.

Wozniacki-like "vulturing" of smaller events only became a crime since the Williams sisters decided that only the slams matter and they only played a handfull of tournaments besides them. Before the Williams sisters decided for the rest of us what matters and what doesn't past greats did just as much 'vulturing' as Wozniacki, which is why past greats like Court, Evert, Navratilova and Graf ended up winning more than a hundred tournaments (the first three even more than 150).

I have nothing against Caro enters small tournaments, it's her choice and her path to success.
She was just an example for me to point it out that sometimes numbers of titles doesn't mean about quality.
For me only Slams and Premier tournaments matters and it's my personal opinion which not based of what Serena or Venus told a few years ago.

Chrissie-fan
Nov 3rd, 2012, 06:19 PM
I have nothing against Caro enters small tournaments, it's her choice and her path to success.
She was just an example for me to point it out that sometimes numbers of titles doesn't mean about quality.
For me only Slams and Premier tournaments matters and it's my personal opinion which not based of what Serena or Venus told a few years ago.
Well, it's probably not a discussion for this thread, but I agree that the quality of tournaments won by Sharapova is superior to those won by Wozniacki and that winning a Premier tournament (let alone a slam or YEC) is a bigger achievement than winning an international. Having said that, I wouldn't go so far as to say that winning 20 WTA tournaments of any description is insignificant. What TF calls MM events are still tournaments on the main tour. The real MM events are the ITF's. And I think it's a good thing that players that are being called vultures care enough about them to compete in them. I mean, if every top 15/20 player of the past ten or fifteen years had played the redused schedule of a Serena Williams the tour wouldn't survive because I don't think that a tournament with a number one seed outside of the top 20 attracts any crowds. If people are ok with seeing many tournaments disappearing from the calender there's no problem. If people want them to stay there is a need for players to support them. Having said that, for the sake of her own best interests I would like to see Wozniacki play a maximum of, say, 18 tournaments a year. If not, there might be a price to pay later on in her career. I think it's pretty obvious that the injury problems of Clijsters in her later years had something to do with her playing too much early on, so there are lessons to be learned there.

MM_1257
Nov 3rd, 2012, 07:35 PM
1. Stay healthy and fit.
2. Maintain the 3-set record; have good mental stamina.
3. Improve the serve (more variety please if possible).
4. Improve net play.
5. Go deep in Slams and possibly win one (AO please!!!).
6. Win at least 3 tournaments!
7. Win IW or Miami.
8. Defeat her closest rivals more often, play tough against Serena.
9. Qualify for YEC.
10. Try to stay in top 5.

dsanders06
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:42 AM
Honestly, it doesn't even matter because other players only have so many because they vulture smaller events. If we are only looking at big titles, she is quite on par with her fellow 3-5 slam champs minus Legend. Maria has 15 big titles (4 slams, 1 yec, 10 tier 1s), Kim only has 14 (4 slams, 3 yecs, 7 tier 1s), ASV with 10 (4 slams, 6 tier 1s), Davenport with 16 (3 slams, 1 yec, 1 og gold, 11 tier 1s).

Hell Venus only has 16, Henin at 20.

I think she's doing fabulous. Of course I want her to break the 40 mark too but # of titles only really matter for all time great debates imo.

Anyway I REALLY want her to win AO cos it means it'll be the first time in her career she holds 2 slams simultaneously. Plus it means Vika won't be holding one :oh: if not any slam is fine. And plz win more tier 1 titles and end the year top 3 again.

Yeah, I don't care about titles. They're never used in greatness debates anyway -- I mean even the most ardent Serena hater wouldn't claim Davenport is greater than Serena just because she has more titles :lol: :tape: I would never trade in Maria's Australian Open final this year for any (non-Slam) hardcourt title.....well, except the YEC maybe.

Stonerpova
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:49 AM
I don't really care about title count (or ranking for that matter), and Maria clearly doesn't either. It's all about the slams and bigger HC events.

18majors
Nov 4th, 2012, 02:10 AM
Win two (2) slams
Beat Serena and drive Serena into retirement (ala Henin)
Stay No.1 most of 2013 and end 2013 as No.1

Chrissie-fan
Nov 4th, 2012, 08:37 AM
Yeah, I don't care about titles. They're never used in greatness debates anyway -- I mean even the most ardent Serena hater wouldn't claim Davenport is greater than Serena just because she has more titles :lol: :tape:
No, but I think it depends on how many more. If Serena would end up with one or two more or fewer slam titles than others I don't think that in the minds of most it makes that much of a difference when it comes to ranking them. But if she ends up with a total of around 50 titles while others have more than 100, or in the case of Court, Evert and Navratilova even more than 150 (plus many more weeks at number one)...I mean that's a HUGE difference. Not that I personally will hold that against Serena because I don't believe in a single GOAT anyway. Changing circumstances make it impossible to compare greats from different eras in my opinion. But I suspect that those who insist on doing so will make a bigger case out of (if Serena was to quit today), say, Serena's 46 WTA titles vs Navratilova's 167 than Serena's 15 slams vs Navratilova's 18.

C. Drone
Nov 4th, 2012, 09:14 AM
Exactly. Look at Wozniacki. She has 20 titles only because she enters small tournaments like Copenhagen, Brussels, New Haven etc. and winning them a few times.

Quality is more important for me than numbers. I would prefer to see Maria with 2 significant titles next season than 6 or 7 from smaller events.

sidenote, interesting debate considering fellow Maria fans like to bring up how she won titles in 10 consecutive seasons, and only thing kept alive that streak is beating Arvidsson & Barrios in MM finals.

Shivank17
Nov 4th, 2012, 10:10 AM
But...Memphis and Strasbourg were the 5th and 6th slams that year. :cheer:

AniaSharapova
Nov 4th, 2012, 11:25 AM
sidenote, interesting debate considering fellow Maria fans like to bring up how she won titles in 10 consecutive seasons, and only thing kept alive that streak is beating Arvidsson & Barrios in MM finals.

I'm not this fellow Maria's fan who bring up she won titles in 10 consecutive years. I always consider 2010 as her worst season and don't even care about Memphis or Strasbourg.

I wrote about this few post earlier and repeat it once again: quality is more important FOR ME than numbers. Maria could have only 1 or 2 titles next season but if they're Slam or Premier it will be great and enough for me.

Chrissie-fan
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:15 PM
I'm not this fellow Maria's fan who bring up she won titles in 10 consecutive years. I always consider 2010 as her worst season and don't even care about Memphis or Strasbourg.

I wrote about this few post earlier and repeat it once again: quality is more important FOR ME than numbers. Maria could have only 1 or 2 titles next season but if they're Slam or Premier it will be great and enough for me.
I agree. But when you enter a tournament, even a lower tier tournament, it's still better to win than to lose. Otherwise there is no point in playing.

C. Drone
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:32 PM
I'm not this fellow Maria's fan who bring up she won titles in 10 consecutive years. I always consider 2010 as her worst season and don't even care about Memphis or Strasbourg.

I wrote about this few post earlier and repeat it once again: quality is more important FOR ME than numbers. Maria could have only 1 or 2 titles next season but if they're Slam or Premier it will be great and enough for me.

No problem, I see your point.
Its just IMO when she is losing more finals than win, I wouldnt care what she wins.
Of course its whole pointless argument if her smallest tournaments are Brisbane or Stuttgart.

Asanty
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:56 PM
At least one grand slam and I`d prefer Wimbledon

BadgerM
Nov 4th, 2012, 02:14 PM
Overall, be happy, healthy and maintain passion for improving her game and results. The rest should follow.
1. Win two slams - Defend RG and avenge Azarenka loss at AO.
2. Win at least 2 big HC titles: Slam and Miami please.
3. Get on top of the H2H against Azza including 2 wins at slams.
4. Win against Serena. It's been too long.
5. Fix ROS and improve variety in serve and groundstrokes. No reason she should be flopping when returning Extremely Injured or Rad's serves.

Break My Rapture
Nov 4th, 2012, 02:29 PM
Grand Slam and Miami.

adamserenavenus
Nov 4th, 2012, 10:27 PM
I would like to see Maria win Charleston & Stanford.

iAmNinia
Nov 5th, 2012, 03:15 AM
I want her to win more Grand Slams.
Fix the H2H with Vika.
Win title in HC especially Miami.
Beat Serena.

Kon.
Nov 5th, 2012, 07:26 AM
Slam(s) and stay healthy.

shaktincredible
Nov 14th, 2012, 04:16 PM
1. Win a SLAM (preferably French Open or Wimbledon)

2. Turn the H2H with Vika around.

3. Beat Serena! (preferably in slam final) :oh:

4. Wear headbands (been a long time since 2009)

5. Win fucking MIAMI please :sobbing:

6. Have a new boyfriend (Marat Safin please!)

7. Win MADRID

8.Win Irrelevant BEIJING

9. Back to stylish outfit on the court. layerpova i hope!!

10. Bring back those stunning tiffany earrings in the grand slam.

11. Sugarpova release in Indonesia :hysteric:

12. Win 30th career title

13. Keep beating Radwanska and Wozniacki please!

14. wearing purple or orange for one of her outfit in 2013 :inlove:

15. year end #1


am i asking too much? :hysteric:

Marilyn Monheaux
Nov 14th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Win Miami.

Slampova
Nov 15th, 2012, 12:57 AM
Wear god damn bloody headbands again... And a slam if that doesn't happen :lol:

Stonerpova
Nov 15th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Wear god damn bloody headbands again... And a slam if that doesn't happen :lol:

And resurrect BANGSPOVA plz

Trih
Nov 15th, 2012, 09:48 AM
headbands

BANGSPOVA

YES! :hysteric:

domon17th
Nov 15th, 2012, 02:55 PM
And resurrect BANGSPOVA plz

Side bangs :hearts:

I want some daring special slam dresses as well. (Pretty sure I mentioned that before)

Steven.
Nov 15th, 2012, 03:03 PM
ikr! the last one I can remember that was really different was the peacock dress

18majors
Nov 18th, 2012, 03:47 PM
My biggest hope is that Maria improves her rally abilities and win more points with at least 7-8 strokes.

heavyhorse
Nov 19th, 2012, 05:26 PM
1. Stay healthy
2. Another slam (defending RG would be preferred)
3. Get to 500 wins (she's at 472 now)
4. Volley more
5. Have a winning record in finals (for the first time since 08 :sobbing: )

I would love for her to defend RG! It would be awesome if she became the new FO queen for the next 5 or so years, even if that is unlikely.

I also agree on volleying more, but also rallying more too. That's how she loses against Vika so easily because she doesn't rally and just tries to smash the ball out of the court as fast as possible. If she rallies more (with a good serve too) and keeps her cool, the unforced errors will decrease and she'll stand more of a chance against Vika (and possibly Serena???)

But of course, the most important thing is to stay healthy. :)

18majors
Nov 19th, 2012, 05:58 PM
Hope Maria improve her hands and win more points with angles and touches.

Stonerpova
Nov 20th, 2012, 04:56 AM
Honestly she can go 1-9 in finals next year for all I care, as long as the "1" is a slam final.

TrollPova
Nov 20th, 2012, 08:14 AM
My biggest hope is that Maria improves her rally abilities and win more points with at least 7-8 strokes.

I agree with this completely. Maria needs to summon the patience she displays on clay courts and use it on hard courts as well, especially on the slower surfaces like at the AO and YEC. If she just commits to rallies and doesn't try finishing a point after 2-3 shots, she will have better chances against Vika who will eventually be overwhelmed by Maria's consistent heavy shots.

Maria Croft
Nov 20th, 2012, 10:36 AM
Stay healthy and motivated.
Improve her game even further, serve, return, groundgame etc.
Improve her H2H against certain players.
Win a HC title.
Win a Slam... duh.

Mexicola
Nov 20th, 2012, 04:16 PM
I agree with the "motivation" part. Now that Maria has reached the top again with the French and getting to number one briefly, it'll be interesting to see how much hunger and desire Maria has off the court. Will she be willing to put her body through all the necessary strain and effort in practice in order to have the game capable of winning and contending consistently once again in 2013. And will she be open-minded enough to learn new tactics and add a few wrinkles to her game.

It was easy for the 2009-2011 Maria to remain determined because their was a clear goal to reach for. Proving to herself and all the doubters that she could still win a Slam and get to number one. Now that she did that and with all the other off-court responsibilities she continues to juggle, it's natural to wonder if the fire to crush her opponents will be as bright as ever.

And that's the one thing I admire about Serena more than anything. No matter how much she's won, no matter how giant the gulf is between her and the rest, she still wants to destroy and humiliate everyone in her path. And win everything.

Maria has to WANT it. Badly.

effedcamel
Nov 20th, 2012, 04:47 PM
I agree with this completely. Maria needs to summon the patience she displays on clay courts and use it on hard courts as well, especially on the slower surfaces like at the AO and YEC. If she just commits to rallies and doesn't try finishing a point after 2-3 shots, she will have better chances against Vika who will eventually be overwhelmed by Maria's consistent heavy shots.

She was doing this inadvertently at Wimbly this year and we all know what happened there - rolling the ball on faster courts isn't going to do her any favors, she has to have depth AND pace. If anything, I'd like to see her taking the ball earlier again, which was something she did immaculately in her 04-08 era.

TrollPova
Nov 20th, 2012, 05:54 PM
She was doing this inadvertently at Wimbly this year and we all know what happened there - rolling the ball on faster courts isn't going to do her any favors, she has to have depth AND pace. If anything, I'd like to see her taking the ball earlier again, which was something she did immaculately in her 04-08 era.

Yeah I think it was hard for her to switch from her claycourt gameplan so quickly for Wimbledon, and I agree that she needs to take some more risks on her groundstrokes. Her match against Kerber in Beijing I think is a perfect example of the way Maria should play on hardcourts. Patience when necessary, but still going for angles and taking advantage of opportunities

heelsrule1988
Dec 27th, 2012, 04:52 AM
As long as she plays like she did last year, there are only two things I really want from her: beat Serena, and win a Slam.

Stonerpova
Dec 27th, 2012, 04:54 AM
Honestly she can go 1-9 in finals next year for all I care, as long as the "1" is a slam final.

I don't know what I was smoking when I wrote this (I have an idea :oh: ) but I take it back :lol:

denny5576
Dec 27th, 2012, 05:41 AM
AO & RG titles, Wimbledon & USO finals

Cosmic Voices
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:37 AM
AO & RG titles, Wimbledon & USO finals

this is the most realistic - in terms of ultimate 2013 goals considering her play style

JoPova
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:46 AM
We're all wanting Maria to achieve so much, but mostly a slam. Does anyone else feel though that Serena may really end up winning the 4 slams? I think she definitely has a chance. She'll be especially furious at RG after her 1st round loss in 2012.

madmax
Dec 27th, 2012, 11:11 AM
win at least 2 slams (realistically AO and RG are her best shots, being played on slow surfaces), stop being a mental midget in other big tour finals and finally put Vuvurenka in her rightful place (preferably in a slam final or 2 please:cheer:)

JoPova
Dec 27th, 2012, 11:14 AM
win at least 2 slams (realistically AO and RG are her best shots, being played on slow surfaces), stop being a mental midget in other big tour finals and finally put Vuvurenka in her rightful place (preferably in a slam final or 2 please:cheer:)

OMG. This! She absolutely needs to beat Vika in a Slam tournament. She was close at the USO and she was playing great tennis in the first set, but lacked the enrgies to win that third set :sobbing:

adamserenavenus
Dec 27th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Serena is my favourite player so its hard for me to root for Maria but she stated that she wants to win a 2nd Wimbledon title.

JoPova
Dec 27th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Serena is my favourite player so its hard for me to root for Maria but she stated that she wants to win a 2nd Wimbledon title.

...which is the Serena slam, so nobody else stands a chance. It's the most difficult slam to win because of Serena's dominance there. It would be great if Maria would defend RG. It would solidify her status as a great claycourter.

Mr.Sharapova
Dec 27th, 2012, 07:17 PM
1. Stay Healthy
2. Defend RG
3. Win AO
4. Turn that H2H against Vika around
5. Win Miami
6. Dominate the clay season
7. Reach at least the semifinal at Wimbledon
8. Win YEC
9. Beat Rena
10. YE1#

Silas
Dec 27th, 2012, 07:20 PM
1. Stay Healthy
2. Defend RG
3. Win AO
4. Turn that H2H against Vika around
5. Win Miami
6. Dominate the clay season
7. Reach at least the semifinal at Wimbledon
8. Win YEC
9. Beat Rena
10. YE1#

i'd die happy if all this happened

Craig.
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:17 PM
Not losing a match all year long wouldn't be too bad.

Stonerpova
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:40 PM
Not losing a match all year long wouldn't be too bad.

Yeah, but I guess I could live with 3 or 4 losses :lol:

Reptilia
Dec 27th, 2012, 09:42 PM
I just really don't want any blow out losses this year. She should be able to make every match at least somewhat competitive.

heelsrule1988
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Does anyone else feel though that Serena may really end up winning the 4 slams?
I don't see Serena ever winning the French Open again. But I could see her taking the other three this year.

JoPova
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:19 PM
I don't see Serena ever winning the French Open again. But I could see her taking the other three this year.

Really? I think she'll win there again, especially because Maria won in 2012. Se'll be extra motivated to win RG :lol:

heelsrule1988
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:21 PM
That's the one place she seems vulnerable, though.

JoPova
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:25 PM
That's the one place she seems vulnerable, though.

True! But who's there to beat her? I'm definitely not expecting a lower ranked player like Razzano to beat her again in 2013.

Mr.Sharapova
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:29 PM
True! But who's there to beat her? I'm definitely not expecting a lower ranked player like Razzano to beat her again in 2013.

Anyone can beat Serena at the French :shrug:.

JoPova
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:44 PM
Anyone can beat Serena at the French :shrug:.

I don't think so. What it takes to beat Serena at the French is a great performance from a player who is very good on clay, like Kuznetsova or Stosur. But I really don't see them winning against Serena ever again in a major, especially Stosur :hysteric:

Mr.Sharapova
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:48 PM
I don't think so. What it takes to beat Serena at the French is a great performance from a player who is very good on clay, like Kuznetsova or Stosur. But I really don't see them winning against Serena ever again in a major, especially Stosur :hysteric:

Actually even a player like Zakopalova can challenge her at the French any day, remember 2009 :oh:. Serena tends to be really off at the French so as you said anyone who cuts the UE against her in this surface has a chance to beat her :shrug:.

JoPova
Dec 27th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Actually even a player like Zakopalova can challenge her at the French any day, remember 2009 :oh:. Serena tends to be really off at the French so as you said anyone who cuts the UE against her in this surface has a chance to beat her :shrug:.

They are all headcases too scared of winning though :hysteric: I don't want to be misunderstood... I like Serena, she's an amazing tennis player, but RG is Maria's best chance for a slam next year and I do understand that Maria will never beat Serena again, so I need someone else to take her out in that tournament :lol:

heelsrule1988
Dec 27th, 2012, 11:44 PM
Actually... after the YEC final, I've got a slight bit of hope that Maria can beat Serena again.

dsanders06
Dec 28th, 2012, 12:12 AM
Like I said in the other thread, I've got my expectations so dangerously high :crying2: but I honestly would be SERIOUSLY disappointed if she didn't win a Slam this year. Actually, I'm thinking (or, atleast, I've convinced myself) that an AO-RG double is realistic. Then she can pass the baton on to her heir-apparent Petra for the other 2 slams.

Stonerpova
Dec 28th, 2012, 03:41 AM
Actually... after the YEC final, I've got a slight bit of hope that Maria can beat Serena again.

I think she could it at RG. Otherwise it would take a miracle.

Craig.
Dec 28th, 2012, 04:53 AM
If Maria won 2 slams in a year, I would actually like die :lol:

Silas
Dec 28th, 2012, 04:58 AM
If Maria won 2 slams in a year, I would actually like die :lol:

2 in a row? I would have a full breakdown
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/24409594/GIFS/calm.gif

Craig.
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:00 AM
2 in a row? I would have a full breakdown
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/24409594/GIFS/calm.gif

ANY 2 will do. :lol:

Silas
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:03 AM
WIN Miami!

it's the tournament that she used to go and see when she was younger and she hasn't even won it yet after being the runner up 4 times

Charlatan
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:24 AM
it's the tournament that she used to go and see when she was younger and she hasn't even won it yet after being the runner up 4 times

She already won it in 2002 :confused:

http://www.mariasharapova.com/media/530002/miami021.jpg

Junior :spit:

Silas
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:35 AM
you were about to make me feel like an idiot

Stonerpova
Dec 28th, 2012, 06:06 AM
I'm just so glad Maria is in the type of form where we can expect lofty things from her now.

Chrissie-fan
Dec 28th, 2012, 09:03 AM
They are all headcases too scared of winning though :hysteric: I don't want to be misunderstood... I like Serena, she's an amazing tennis player, but RG is Maria's best chance for a slam next year and I do understand that Maria will never beat Serena again, so I need someone else to take her out in that tournament :lol:
Not that I think that she would be the favorite, but I think that Maria would have a decent chance of beating Serena at the FO.

jameshazza
Dec 28th, 2012, 09:31 AM
I want Maria to develop a legitimate FH slice and slide into her FH for the clay. She should handily sweep the clay season again if she could do that.
I've said it before, but use your BH DTL this season please.


I'm always so anxious at the start of a season. :crying2:
Please don't flop Maria and more than anything else just remain healthy.

JoPova
Dec 28th, 2012, 10:44 AM
Not that I think that she would be the favorite, but I think that Maria would have a decent chance of beating Serena at the FO.

You know that, if they were to meet at the FO, Serena will play her best tennis, which is too much for everyone, and Maria will lose again :hysteric:

Maidenhair
Dec 28th, 2012, 01:33 PM
MIAMI! I can't handle a fifth loss in the final. :spit:

domon17th
Dec 28th, 2012, 02:12 PM
You know that, if they were to meet at the FO, Serena will play her best tennis, which is too much for everyone, and Maria will lose again :hysteric:

Is this Fighterpova? :hysteric:

Kidding. I know it's Serena but hey, it's tennis, anything can happen yea? :lol:

Maria Croft
Dec 28th, 2012, 02:34 PM
You know, I'd almost pick Miami over a fifth Slam title after all those Finals she lost :spit:

My expectations aren't that high to be truthful, all I really expect from her is to beat everyone she's supposed to beat, and not suffer any beatdowns.

domon17th
Dec 28th, 2012, 02:43 PM
You know, I'd almost pick Miami over a fifth Slam title after all those Finals she lost :spit:

My expectations aren't that high to be truthful, all I really expect from her is to beat everyone she's supposed to beat, and not suffer any beatdowns.

I'd actually say that's everyone bar Serena :angel:

Chrissie-fan
Dec 28th, 2012, 02:45 PM
You know, I'd almost pick Miami over a fifth Slam title after all those Finals she lost :spit:

I would consider winning Indian Wells and Miami back to back an even greater achievement than winning a slam. But because it wouldn't get her in the long run the same recognition as winning a slam I would if I had to choose between the two prefer her to win a slam, even though personally I would consider the Indian Wells/Miami double the greatest achievement of her career.

domon17th
Dec 28th, 2012, 02:49 PM
^^ She actually came close quite a few times in her career so far. :sobbing: 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012 :crying2:

Stonerpova
Dec 28th, 2012, 04:37 PM
I'd actually say that's everyone bar Serena :angel:

Exactly. And she won't beat Azarenka every time they play, but she also shouldn't be losing 3 and 0 or 3 and 1 when she does lose.

Silas
Dec 28th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Winning Miami wouldn't compare to winning a slam though... However, it would be the cherry on top

jameshazza
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:09 PM
Also, when approaching the net hit into open space, why she hits it back to her opponent asking to be passed so often I will never know. :o

Silas
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:14 PM
More variety on her serve. Especially, on the AD court

Her down the T serve is just getting too predictable.

effedcamel
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:15 PM
Also, when approaching the net hit into open space, why she hits it back to her opponent asking to be passed so often I will never know. :o

She's just more tentative coming into the court in general now. Before, she was committed to it while still favoring the baseline. Now she looks like a deer in headlights when she has to move more than 3 feet inside the baseline :lol:

Stonerpova
Dec 28th, 2012, 05:16 PM
Also, when approaching the net hit into open space, why she hits it back to her opponent asking to be passed so often I will never know. :o

It drives me fucking bonkers :lol:

I'd rather her miss approach shots than get passed.

JoPova
Dec 28th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Also, when approaching the net hit into open space, why she hits it back to her opponent asking to be passed so often I will never know. :o

This is basically what cost her the first set against Lisicki at the Olympics :o Thank God she won the match in the end! :tape:

C. Drone
Dec 28th, 2012, 07:58 PM
Also, when approaching the net hit into open space, why she hits it back to her opponent asking to be passed so often I will never know. :o

Yep, her hitting pattern is 90% the same. Even if some players pretty dumb, any half decent coach can tell to his pupil what to do when "Pova will hit BH CC with every short ball", etc...
If she would drop this stubborness, it could make her life much easier.

Another story how rarely she is going to the net, and reverts back to baseline grinding.

Sharakim
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:21 AM
DESTROY Serena Williams on the court. Defeat her in humiliating fashion in every slam final this year.

Own Azarenka on the court, beat her so bad she considers retirement.

Send Venus Williams into retirement by detroying her in her last Wimbledon.

Win the calender slam

Win Tennis Player of the Year

Win ESPY Sportswoman of the Year

Play a GOLDEN MATCH against Serena at Wimbledon in the final (winning every single point).

Beat Nadal in a clay court exhibition 6-0 6-0 6-0

End the year undefeated with 13 titles and 10x0 against Serena, leading Williams to have a mental breakdown and then subsequent retirement from the sport.

Marry Djokovic

powerpuff27
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:25 AM
Long term I would like to see her have a year she wins atleast 2 slams, and develop a slam she semi dominates, say winning 2 of the next 4 French Opens to give her a total of 3 total and 3 in 5 years. I think those 2 years would greatly elevate her career, and things she is capable of. It depends alot on the Serena factor though, unfortunately I have given up on the idea of her ever beating Serena again probably, let alone in a major, so the first thing that has to happen is Serena to have a fall off or lose prematurely in a number of slams.

For 2013 I would like to see her win atleast 1 slam, whichever that is doesnt matter too much. If she wins a slam in 2013, it is already a successful year, anything more is a bonus.

Trih
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:38 AM
DESTROY Serena Williams on the court. Defeat her in humiliating fashion in every slam final this year.

Own Azarenka on the court, beat her so bad she considers retirement.

Send Venus Williams into retirement by detroying her in her last Wimbledon.

Win the calender slam

Win Tennis Player of the Year

Win ESPY Sportswoman of the Year

Play a GOLDEN MATCH against Serena at Wimbledon in the final (winning every single point).

Beat Nadal in a clay court exhibition 6-0 6-0 6-0

End the year undefeated with 13 titles and 10x0 against Serena, leading Williams to have a mental breakdown and then subsequent retirement from the sport.

Marry Djokovic

Find a cure for cancer
Find a cure for AIDS
Stop the world financial crysis
End world hunger
End all wars in the world
Discover how to travel in time
Find the true nature of the Force becoming immortal
Make season 3 of Twin Peaks

Sharakim
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:53 AM
Find a cure for cancer
Find a cure for AIDS
Stop the world financial crysis
End world hunger
End all wars in the world
Discover how to travel in time
Find the true nature of the Force becoming immortal
Make season 3 of Twin Peaks

Learn six different languages

win every point in the wimbledon final against serena with either a service winner or a return winner.

Join Joss Wedon's Avengers 2 as Miss Marvel, have rauchy lesbo sex scene with Black Widow Scarlett Johansson.

become the second woman to hit a tennis ball into outspace after Caroline Wozniacki, then be the first to have a tennis ball land on the moon.

Win a 68329 stroke rally against pong

Bet with former boyfriend Sasha that you can learn basketball on a pro level in a week. Proceed to master it in three days.

jumpstart your nba career by being a late season replacement for Kevin Garnett, and lead the eight seeded Celtics to the 2013 nba championship title.

embarass Lebron James at track and field

JoPova
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:39 AM
:scratch:

Fighterpova
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:03 PM
DESTROY Serena Williams on the court. Defeat her in humiliating fashion in every slam final this year.

Own Azarenka on the court, beat her so bad she considers retirement.

Send Venus Williams into retirement by detroying her in her last Wimbledon.

Win the calender slam

Win Tennis Player of the Year

Win ESPY Sportswoman of the Year

Play a GOLDEN MATCH against Serena at Wimbledon in the final (winning every single point).

Beat Nadal in a clay court exhibition 6-0 6-0 6-0

End the year undefeated with 13 titles and 10x0 against Serena, leading Williams to have a mental breakdown and then subsequent retirement from the sport.

Marry Djokovic
Damn, someone is bitter :help:

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:13 PM
Sharakim are you on crack?
The only good thing in your post is the marrying novak part :oh:

JoPova
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:41 PM
Sharakim are you on crack?
The only good thing in your post is the marrying novak part :oh:

Well said! :cheer:

jameshazza
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Those posts were golden. :tears:

heavyhorse
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:32 PM
DESTROY Serena Williams on the court. Defeat her in humiliating fashion in every slam final this year.

Own Azarenka on the court, beat her so bad she considers retirement.

Send Venus Williams into retirement by detroying her in her last Wimbledon.

Win the calender slam

Win Tennis Player of the Year

Win ESPY Sportswoman of the Year

Play a GOLDEN MATCH against Serena at Wimbledon in the final (winning every single point).

Beat Nadal in a clay court exhibition 6-0 6-0 6-0

End the year undefeated with 13 titles and 10x0 against Serena, leading Williams to have a mental breakdown and then subsequent retirement from the sport.

Marry Djokovic

You MAD, bitch?

MiiMo
Dec 29th, 2012, 07:46 PM
1- To stay healthy all year.
2- Defend Roland Garros.
3- Win another Major - Wimbledon would be great.
4- Never get out of the Top 3.
5- Reach Number one at some point.
6- Win Miami.
7- Defend title at Rome
8- Semi-Finals or better at all Slams.
9- To reach the 500 wins.
10- To win the YEC - It's been a while.
11- Add a bit firepower off the ground when she plays on fast courts.
12- Bring back gorgeous POVA clothes.
13- A little bit more bitchy attitude on court
14- Get Novak .

caboche
Dec 30th, 2012, 02:09 AM
Win two slams and turn the H2H vs Azarenka. Also, I want the 2006 serve back if it isn't too much to ask.

GrandMartha
Dec 30th, 2012, 09:41 PM
- stay injury-free
- win a slam
- beat Serena
I don't really care about H2H with anyone. As long as she brings home at least one slam, 2013 will be considered successful. Winning slams is all that matters. Slams, slams, slams please :sobbing: I'm hungryb for more slams :sobbing:

**mashafierce**
Dec 31st, 2012, 06:29 PM
Stay healthy
Beat Serena on clay and on hard court
Win Rolland Garos again
Win USO

Gary101
Jan 6th, 2013, 02:34 AM
Win Miami! It feels like the biggest missing achievement on her list especially considering the amount of times she has made the final.

jameshazza
Jan 6th, 2013, 04:40 AM
An Irish stan. :inlove:

Profusion
Jan 7th, 2013, 09:09 PM
Anyone else just wishing for a big victory over Serena at least once, preferably at a slam?

Charlatan
Mar 17th, 2013, 09:17 PM
Win a HC tournament

Win a hard court title.

Win a HC title early in the season

Win a HC title

Win hardcourt title

Win a HC tournament.

Win more HC titles :armed:

Win a hard court title, please

Win a hardcourt title convincingly

Win a PM (Preferably IW or Miami).

Win some hardcourt titles

Win IW or Miami.

Win a HC title.

http://i.minus.com/ibuFHLinp5r5zL.gif

jameshazza
Mar 17th, 2013, 09:22 PM
Finally :sobbing:

Fighterpova
Mar 17th, 2013, 09:34 PM
Finally a HC title :worship:

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm7uweHTfh1qaqk32.gif

JoPova
Mar 17th, 2013, 09:35 PM
She did it! Finally! Now I want some tournaments on clay as well! We are so greedy! :oh:

Fighterpova
Mar 17th, 2013, 09:37 PM
^ I want another Rome/FO double :p

Stonerpova
Mar 17th, 2013, 09:38 PM
First HC title since Cincy 19 months ago (a tournament I went to BTW) :spit:

Baby girl :hearts:

Craig.
Mar 17th, 2013, 09:39 PM
Hey if we're gonna be greedy then let's do the IW/Miami double.

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 17th, 2013, 09:45 PM
An IW/Miami double :inlove:.

Cosmic Voices
Mar 17th, 2013, 09:58 PM
Playing so well in a Premier final came as quite a surprise I must admit
http://i.imgur.com/j9sLo.gif

C. Drone
Mar 17th, 2013, 10:00 PM
- dont eat bagels in finals.

so far so good.

Rerun
Mar 17th, 2013, 10:01 PM
An IW/Miami double :inlove:.



oh no, please. If she has to play amazing again it has to be during a slam... im afraid that if she wins more atm she could run out of gas later in the season

MM_1257
Mar 17th, 2013, 11:15 PM
1. Stay healthy and fit.
2. Maintain the 3-set record; have good mental stamina.
3. Improve the serve (more variety please if possible).
4. Improve net play.
5. Go deep in Slams and possibly win one (AO please!!!).
6. Win at least 3 tournaments!
7. Win IW or Miami.
8. Defeat her closest rivals more often, play tough against Serena.
9. Qualify for YEC.
10. Try to stay in top 5.

YAY :cheer:
Let's go for the next goals! :bounce:

Mexicola
Mar 17th, 2013, 11:25 PM
One of my goals for her in 2013 was to get to 30 career titles. Nice to see her get #28 still pretty early in the year. Plenty of chances to get a couple of more if she stays healthy and plays at this kind of level.

Still waiting for that first meeting with Azarenka.....

18majors
Mar 17th, 2013, 11:27 PM
One of my goals for her in 2013 was to get to 30 career titles. Nice to see her get #28 still pretty early in the year. Plenty of chances to get a couple of more if she stays healthy and plays at this kind of level.

Still waiting for that first meeting with Azarenka.....

Maria started to play well on HC since 2012 YEC, where she beat Vika in 2 straight sets.

Mexicola
Mar 17th, 2013, 11:40 PM
Maria started to play well on HC since 2012 YEC, where she beat Vika in 2 straight sets.

That's why I'm anxious to see her play Azarenka this year and see how her game stacks up now. One of my other goals for Maria was to have a winning record against Vika for the season and really turn that rivalry in her favor.

18majors
Mar 17th, 2013, 11:44 PM
That's why I'm anxious to see her play Azarenka this year and see how her game stacks up now. One of my other goals for Maria was to have a winning record against Vika for the season and really turn that rivalry in her favor.

Yes, matches with Li, Petra, Vika and Serena are all worth looking forward to.

Stonerpova
Mar 17th, 2013, 11:48 PM
Yes, matches with Li, Petra, Vika and Serena are all worth looking forward to.

Speak for yourself :lol:

JamieOwen3
Mar 17th, 2013, 11:59 PM
Stay healthy and win MIAMI PLEEEEEEEASE :sobbing: ZERO hard court titles for 2012 is wrong! Make it right in 2013!
Win another slam, anyone will do.



Although I said Miami at least she made it right and won a HC title :lol:

Mexicola
Mar 18th, 2013, 12:03 AM
No Serena please. Maria has had plenty of success against the other 3 at different times over the years, but the Serena matchup looks hopeless. 10 straight losses and she managed just 5 games against a sick and injured Serena in Doha.

Trih
Mar 18th, 2013, 01:06 AM
Stay healthy! And I'd really love her to improve her game the same way she did between 2011 and 2012.

Winning a slam makes a season a success, I'd prefer AO but any will do.. defending RG would be great. :hearts:
Win a HC title, Miami maybe :sobbing: and the most bold of all: win a match against Serena :bowdown:

One down! Same outcome as Jamie for me. :lol:
Let's see about the rest now... I think I wrote in some other thread somewhere how awesome it would be her winning IW-Miami b2b.... :oh:

domon17th
Mar 18th, 2013, 08:52 AM
Dare we say... Miami finally? :sobbing:

Shivank17
Mar 20th, 2013, 06:09 AM
Dare we say... Miami finally? :sobbing:

Remove the 'ly' from finally. :yeah:


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Icky80
Mar 20th, 2013, 06:47 AM
Winning IW and winning Miami by going through Vika (maybe Serena :crazy:) would for me equate to a major. Yes, I'd take that over an easy route to another FO championship. I used to not care, but beating Serena is more of a priority for me than ever. Another Wimbledon eclipses everything else.

MariaManiac
Mar 20th, 2013, 09:32 AM
Remove the 'ly' from finally. :yeah:


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Fighterpova
Mar 20th, 2013, 01:26 PM
Winning IW and winning Miami by going through Vika (maybe Serena :crazy:) would for me equate to a major. Yes, I'd take that over an easy route to another FO championship. I used to not care, but beating Serena is more of a priority for me than ever. Another Wimbledon eclipses everything else.

I wouldn't trade a Slam for Miami, ever.

As for beating Serena...I thought us Masha fans have discussed this more than enough. We should just accept our faith when it comes to Serena :lol:

TrollPova
Mar 20th, 2013, 03:15 PM
The day Maria finally triumphs over Serena will be one of the most memorable days as Maria fans :lol:. Let's just hope it doesn't take Serena being 37 and with a broken back :sobbing:

18majors
Mar 20th, 2013, 03:23 PM
The day Maria finally triumphs over Serena will be one of the most memorable days as Maria fans :lol:. Let's just hope it doesn't take Serena being 37 and with a broken back :sobbing:

How about Saturday, March 30, 2013?

TrollPova
Mar 20th, 2013, 03:38 PM
How about Saturday, March 30, 2013?

Yes please :hearts: :sobbing:

18majors
Mar 20th, 2013, 03:41 PM
Yes please :hearts: :sobbing:

It's about time Maria plays Serena competitively. Maria is in good form and for the 1st time in her career Maria is physically as strong as Serena.

TrollPova
Mar 20th, 2013, 03:48 PM
It's about time Maria plays Serena competitively. Maria is in good form and for the 1st time in her career Maria is physically as strong as Serena.

Agreed. i think that if she reaches the finals, coming in with an 11 match winning streak and after hopefully defeating Vika, she'll have the confidence to really play freely. There's no reason why she can't play at her best against Serena

Icky80
Mar 20th, 2013, 04:19 PM
I wouldn't trade a Slam for Miami, ever.

As for beating Serena...I thought us Masha fans have discussed this more than enough. We should just accept our faith when it comes to Serena :lol:

At this point seeing her beat Vika and Serena back to back in a 1000 would feel better than getting another major by going through a bunch of nobodies (harsh?). But I know that's just me. Then again, if she did manage to beat Vika and Serena in a tournament I would suddenly demand that she win the next three majors.

TrollPova
Mar 20th, 2013, 04:27 PM
At this point seeing her beat Vika and Serena back to back would feel better than getting another major back by going through a bunch of nobodies (harsh?). But I know that's just me. Then again, if she did manage to beat Vika and Serena in a tournament I would suddenly demand that she win the next three majors.

Kvitova isn't a nobody (yet :sobbing:), but I get what you're saying. However, careers are defined by slam counts. I want both to happen :lol:

Icky80
Mar 20th, 2013, 04:34 PM
If we're talking winning just one major this year where Errani and Woz are her most fierce opponents vs beating Serena and Vika in a 1000, I take the latter. I know what slams mean, even one slam. But I take the latter. If she managed it more slam wins would seem inevitable any way.

domon17th
Mar 21st, 2013, 01:27 PM
While I agree that a win over Serena has far-reaching psychological impact on Maria (She should beat Vika so that's that), I'll still take a major anyday :shrug:

Chrissie-fan
Mar 21st, 2013, 02:07 PM
At this point seeing her beat Vika and Serena back to back in a 1000 would feel better than getting another major by going through a bunch of nobodies (harsh?). But I know that's just me. Then again, if she did manage to beat Vika and Serena in a tournament I would suddenly demand that she win the next three majors.
I never really cared or care who my faves beat on their way to a title. "Just get your name on that throphee" - that's all I care about really. Having said that, it would be quite something to see Maria beat Serena. I still remember how happy I was when Woz beat Serena last year, and I really didn't give a fuck that she lost to Maria in the next round because she had just beaten SERENA. And I guess I would feel the same way if Maria would beat Serena. Still, getting her name on that trophee is still the priority for me.

Maria rocks
Mar 28th, 2013, 12:16 PM
Win Miami!! OMG i want her to win this tournament so much it hurts! God that match against Errani yesterday was mega stressful think todays against Jankovic could be the same.

Maria Croft
Mar 28th, 2013, 01:06 PM
I would always go for the Slam, and I don't care who she beats to win them. It wouldn't even matter to me if she didn't face a single top 10 player on her way to the title. Years from now no one but fans and haters will remember who she played to win anyway, the record books don't care.


That being said, winning Miami this year (doing the double) would be just as impressive and special (to me) than winning a Slam, regardless who she beats in the Final.

Fighterpova
Mar 28th, 2013, 01:16 PM
Win Miami :sobbing:

So close, yet so far away :sobbing:

cautiouslip
Mar 28th, 2013, 08:56 PM
I want her to start regularly shouting "That's the way!" again. She did once I think against francesca in Indian Wells but she hasn't since :sobbing:

Maria rocks
Mar 30th, 2013, 09:37 AM
Win this Miami trophy against Serena Williams right here right now!!!! She can do it!!!

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 30th, 2013, 10:56 AM
Win Miami :oh:.

Asanty
Mar 30th, 2013, 11:00 AM
Please win today:hysteric:

claypova
Mar 30th, 2013, 11:07 AM
Win Miami :oh:.

and beat Serena too.

Get it Maria!! :sobbing:

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 30th, 2013, 11:41 AM
and beat Serena too.

Get it Maria!! :sobbing:

We might just end up killing two birds with one stone here :sobbing:.

TrollPova
Mar 30th, 2013, 01:14 PM
I want her to start regularly shouting "That's the way!" again. She did once I think against francesca in Indian Wells but she hasn't since :sobbing:

THIS :lol: those are always so epic, and the way she used it at AO 2008 vs. Dementieva was probably the sexiest experience of my life as a gay teenager at that point :hysteric:

AniaSharapova
Mar 30th, 2013, 01:53 PM
Win Miami and beat Serena at the same time. It would be more than I could ask her;)

yashwanth
Mar 30th, 2013, 02:18 PM
Win Miami 2013 thats the only thing I ask for(That obviously only possible only if she beats Serena;))

AnnieIWillKnow
Mar 30th, 2013, 02:33 PM
We're all going to be so gutted when she loses today :lol:

MM_1257
Apr 28th, 2013, 08:44 PM
1. Stay healthy and fit.
2. Maintain the 3-set record; have good mental stamina.
3. Improve the serve (more variety please if possible).
4. Improve net play.
5. Go deep in Slams and possibly win one (AO please!!!).
6. Win at least 3 tournaments!
7. Win IW or Miami.
8. Defeat her closest rivals more often, play tough against Serena.
9. Qualify for YEC.
10. Try to stay in top 5.

YAY! Well Mash, you just achieved my secret wish - win one clay title!! :bounce:

MaSharp
May 5th, 2013, 05:27 AM
-Stay healthy and fit
-Win at least 5 tournaments
-Stay claygoat (winning Rome, RG would be perfect)
-Win at least one slam
-SF at all 4 slams
-positive h2h against Vika.
-Stay in top 3
-Improve serve

This are just some of my wishes. I know she is capable of doing all that I wrote.

goldlion
May 7th, 2013, 09:41 AM
Her serve has been good. It also depends she who plays as well.


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MashaFan01
May 12th, 2013, 10:20 AM
I want her to win a grand slam - that is all 4 slams in one year - That would make her even better than Serena Williams

AnnieIWillKnow
May 12th, 2013, 02:10 PM
^^ Ngl, I fear you might be waiting quite a while for that one.

MS17
May 12th, 2013, 02:21 PM
Wimbledon and nothing else :D :drool:

Rerun
May 12th, 2013, 02:49 PM
Wimbledon and nothing else :D :drool:


considering her level on grass lately u might be disappointed :)

Mexicola
May 12th, 2013, 03:10 PM
1. Health, health, health.
2. Another Grand Slam-it automatically makes any season a success.
3. Get to 30 career titles.
4. Some tangible improvements to her game, like having better placement and speed changes with her serve. And more accuracy and fewer DFs.
5. More consistency with her returns, top 3 in service break %.
6. Improve her groundies with good angles and fewer errors.
7. More confidence in moving forward and volleying.
8. Get better at turning defense into offense.
9. Have a winning record against Vika.
10.Remain in the top 3 all year.
11.Win a hard court title.
12.Winning finals record.
13.Stop getting off to sluggish starts in matches.
14.A couple of talk show appearances.
15.A couple of red carpets.
16.A couple of photoshoots.
17.Keep passing her drug tests.
18.Zero losses to players outside top 10.
19.Fewer exhibitions.
20.BEAT Serena, silence the haters.

1. Health, health, health. (Keep it up!)
2. Another Grand Slam-it automatically makes any season a success. (We'll see....)
3. Get to 30 career titles. (So close! :cheer: )
4. Some tangible improvements to her game, like having better placement and speed changes with her serve. And more accuracy and fewer DFs. (Started the year promising with better serve, but getting worse lately. :[ )
5. More consistency with her returns, top 3 in service break %. (Could be better.)
6. Improve her groundies with good angles and fewer errors. (I really like her forehand this year. :yeah: )
7. More confidence in moving forward and volleying. (Uhhh...no. :help: )
8. Get better at turning defense into offense. (I think it's improved.)
9. Have a winning record against Vika. (Still waiting....)
10.Remain in the top 3 all year. (Pretty much a lock. :) )
11.Win a hard court title. (YES! :cool: )
12.Winning finals record. (Meh. 2-2 now.)
13.Stop getting off to sluggish starts in matches. (Still an issue. :shrug: )
14.A couple of talk show appearances. (Well, there was the Moscow one. :lol: )
15.A couple of red carpets. (Forget this one. Play more tennis.:D )
16.A couple of photoshoots. (Yes, indeed. :hearts: )
17.Keep passing her drug tests. (Cleanpova)
18.Zero losses to players outside top 10. (So far, so good.)
19.Fewer exhibitions. (Hopefully)
20.BEAT Serena, silence the haters. (:sobbing::sobbing::banghead::banghead:)

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 29th, 2013, 07:53 AM
Win the US Open Series. :angel:

Crux Squall
Jun 29th, 2013, 08:07 AM
return better and improve her groundgame

Trih
Jun 29th, 2013, 09:14 AM
Stay healthy! And I'd really love her to improve her game the same way she did between 2011 and 2012.

Winning a slam makes a season a success, I'd prefer AO but any will do.. defending RG would be great. :hearts:
Win a HC title, Miami maybe :sobbing: and the most bold of all: win a match against Serena :bowdown:

http://i.imgur.com/GarM3vY.jpg

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 29th, 2013, 09:18 AM
http://i.imgur.com/GarM3vY.jpg


Win a HC title



http://i44.tinypic.com/o7ni8m.jpg

Panther24
Jul 2nd, 2013, 06:53 AM
Wasn't here at the end of last season or the beginning of this one..


But for the remainder of 2013, I would love:

Win a Grand Slam (Just USO left) or a win against Serena, or both in the same tournament of course :oh:

Lets go for the 2013 US Open :cheer:

The YEC would be nice too :)

lakan kildap
Jul 2nd, 2013, 09:03 AM
1. start beating Serena. not all the time, but at least every other match, before Serena becomes really old or washed up and any victories over her become "doesn't count"
2. win Miami, for obvious reasons
3. win a major in an odd number year. there's still time left in 2013.

Cosmic Voices
Jul 2nd, 2013, 09:17 AM
Not wear that USO night dress :sobbing:

Andy.
Jul 2nd, 2013, 09:18 AM
Not wear that USO night dress :sobbing:

:rolls:

Crux Squall
Jul 4th, 2013, 06:45 AM
Face those player asap so have a chance to revenge

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOT3pWZCYAAJ101.png:large

claypova
Jul 4th, 2013, 06:48 AM
^ Melanie Oudin :crying2:

Asanty
Jul 4th, 2013, 06:51 AM
Not wear that USO night dress :sobbing:

Calm down, maybe it is not even hers...

Panther24
Jul 10th, 2013, 09:34 AM
Face those player asap so have a chance to revenge

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOT3pWZCYAAJ101.png:large

The Oudin loss was beyond horrible but the girl went on to reach the quarters at least...

Arn won Auckland that year, and Kimiko had her Tokyo inspiration during that match.

Larcher de Brito IS BY FAR, the worse of ALL. The girl loss to Knapp in straight sets in the next round and wasnt even relevant on the ITF circuit in the last couple of years :facepalm:

Craig.
Jul 10th, 2013, 03:29 PM
Win a slam.

:spit:

AniaSharapova
Jul 10th, 2013, 05:42 PM
Win US Open Series :rocker:

Mr.Sharapova
Jul 10th, 2013, 07:39 PM
Just win the USO :spit:.

Cosmic Voices
Jul 10th, 2013, 07:50 PM
Win everything she enters from now on

Cecig
Jul 10th, 2013, 08:20 PM
Win stanford :oh::cheer:

Chokerpova
Nov 17th, 2013, 05:09 AM
It's the end of the season (actually it's been while for her already..), let's check back to see how Maria fared with your demands guys :cheer:

1. Stay healthy and no injuries all year.
2. Win a slam (2 would be even better!). I really want her to defend her RG and win Wimbledon again, as she said it would be her main goal next year so she'll train hard in grass I hope, or she can pull a 07 AO final - 08 AO win.
3. Get to QF or better at all slams.
4. Win HC titles, preferably Miami or Beijing because she never won there).
5. Have a positive H2H against Vika next year.
6. Add Li, Petra, Caro and Angie to her punchbag list. Wish she could meet them more often.
7. Have a winning record in finals.
8. Keep the 3-set record perfect all year.
9. Beat Serena once, or at least take a set off her.
10. End year No.1.
11. Dress and make up younger, stop being Martha.

1. :tears:
2. It's an odd year so meh :ras:
3. :sobbing:
4. Indian Wells :angel: 1st HC title since Cincy 2011.
5. YES BABY. 1-0 :kiss:
6. 1-1 vs Li, 1-0 vs Caro and Angie, didn't meet Petra.
7. Her record in finals is 2-2, isn't it? Both losses were to Serena :crying2:
8. That loss in Miami final quickly came into mind :lol:
9. Finally took a set off Serena :cool:
10. Never mind. Playing only half the season and still ending the year in top 4 is very good already :p
11. That makeup at Wimbledon Party.. I was able to look at her really close, and she was the real Martha right there :hysteric:

Chokerpova
Nov 17th, 2013, 05:19 AM
Someone (CareerSlamPova?) make a thread for 2014? :D

MM_1257
Dec 1st, 2013, 12:43 PM
1. Stay healthy and fit.
2. Maintain the 3-set record; have good mental stamina.
3. Improve the serve (more variety please if possible).
4. Improve net play.
5. Go deep in Slams and possibly win one (AO please!!!).
6. Win at least 3 tournaments!
7. Win IW or Miami.
8. Defeat her closest rivals more often, play tough against Serena.
9. Qualify for YEC.
10. Try to stay in top 5.

1. :fiery: :sad:

TrollPova
Dec 1st, 2013, 01:44 PM
Have a winning H2H against Vika
Play a close match against Serena
Regain #1 for at least 8 total weeks
Win Miami :hysteric:
Develop net game/slice shots
Work on Serve Variety
Go back to humiliating Aga
Reach 500 wins by the French Open
Beat Vika in a Slam
Reach the Semis at 3/4 Slams, the finals at 2
Defend Stuttgart/French Open
Reach the Qfs or better at every tournament entered
Reach the YEC Finals
Never drop below #3 in the rankings
Win 4 titles
End year at #1
Stay HEALTHY!

such a flop for the most part, but at least that Vika match happened :sobbing:

killerqueen
Dec 1st, 2013, 03:21 PM
Not wear that USO night dress :sobbing:

Well, I guess you got your wish anyway! :lol:

TrollPova
Dec 1st, 2013, 04:56 PM
Well, I guess you got your wish anyway! :lol:

:spit: :lol:

Shivank17
Dec 2nd, 2013, 03:11 PM
Someone (CareerSlamPova?) make a thread for 2014? :D

Sure :) Will make one soon.

Shivank17
Dec 2nd, 2013, 03:20 PM
Sequel to this thread (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=448077) on popular demand :p (Thanks to sickfalsetto for reminding :hatoff: )

Also check back here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=448077) how did Maria fare with your demands :lol:

For 2013:

1. Win a Slam(ANY).
2. Have a winning H2H vs Vika, and learn to hit short balls/swing volleys NOT in the same direction as her. :rolleyes:
3. QFs at all slams.(semis at 3 :angel: )
4. Qualify for YEC.
5. Make Sammy double punchbag, add Kvitova and Na to punchbag list.
6. WIN MIAMI.
7. Take a set off Serena. :sobbing:
8. Learn to be a bit less predictable on serves :tape: Especially on AD-court.
9. Win 4-5 titles.
and most of all,

Stay healthy and fit. :)

1. Sob
2. Well undefeated vs Satan :angel:
3. …..
4. :sad:
5. Umm, work in progress
6. So close :sobbing:
7. :cheer:
8. ……
9. :[

:sobbing: :[

sharagora
Dec 2nd, 2013, 07:35 PM
I'd love for her to regain some dominance on grass (I just don't feel confident watching her on grass anymore) while still seeing success on clay (winning Roland Garros would be wonderful again) :)

Also, I'd really love for her to be able to play an entire season without injury and participate in the US Open Series.

Just being very very optimistic.

jacobruiz
Dec 4th, 2013, 04:03 PM
I just want to see that Maria is "in it to win it" so to speak. I'm pretty positive she will be, but I just want to see her really leave it all on court. Maria needs to beat Vika and Na every time they meet. And having that bursitis totally gone would definitely help.