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Oct 8th, 2012 05:00 PM
PetraReeMona
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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Originally Posted by Matías. View Post
Lachy giving life with each of his posts, I wish Pova would lose more often.
Excellent
Oct 8th, 2012 04:42 PM
Lachy
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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I would suggest she should work on her variety and net play in the early rounds instead of beating scrubs like Cadantu 60 60 and be satisfied with it. It's clear the same strategy as before "only this time with better execution" is not working.
Yeah that's real easy to say
Oct 8th, 2012 04:34 PM
Simugna Help
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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Variety has never been her strong-suit, I think we can agree on that. She is stuck between her clay game, based on controlled aggression, good depth of shot, and constructing points (this has been effective on hardcourt against certain players) and on the opposite side is all-out aggression. There really isn't much in between.

I think it's a matter of perspective...if professional coaches are clearly advising her to hit through certain opponents, there must be a substantial reason behind that.
I would suggest she should work on her variety and net play in the early rounds instead of beating scrubs like Cadantu 60 60 and be satisfied with it. It's clear the same strategy as before "only this time with better execution" is not working.
Oct 8th, 2012 04:26 PM
matty
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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I don't agree. People who behave like bitches in your face are just the ones who admit to be bitches. That doesn't change the fact that they're all bitches.
I don't like people who behave like brats and say 'I'm just being honest', because there's always a way to tell the truth somewhat politely.

Sharapova has been schooled from childhood by Public Relations people from IMG.

We really have no idea what goes on between these, two. I doubt Azarenka ever comes to the table being rude, but if someone (Aga for instance), makes a snotty comment, then she doesn't let it go. Anyway, I love Vika--I've been meaning to change my sig for the past 2 yrs to include her, but am too lazy, and superstitious, I suppose.
Oct 8th, 2012 04:21 PM
matty
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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Better than boring ATP bromances.
lol
Oct 8th, 2012 04:18 PM
Lachy
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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I don't know, try to finish the points at the net? Ballbashing from the baseline is clearly not working, so she should try something else.
Variety has never been her strong-suit, I think we can agree on that. She is stuck between her clay game, based on controlled aggression, good depth of shot, and constructing points (this has been effective on hardcourt against certain players) and on the opposite side is all-out aggression. There really isn't much in between.

I think it's a matter of perspective...if professional coaches are clearly advising her to hit through certain opponents, there must be a substantial reason behind that.
Oct 8th, 2012 04:13 PM
MrProdigy555
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

Sharapova is not a tactical player,though. lol.
Oct 8th, 2012 04:12 PM
Simugna Help
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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What are you suggesting then? I don't see the problem with going for the lines and trying to play more aggressive in this match-up. It's not like she is/has been trying to hit ridiculous winners from all parts of the court. However, when there is the slightest glimpse of a shorter ball, it needs to be put away. Against others she can afford to place the ball and maneuver them around - in this match-up at the moment...not so much.
I don't know, try to finish the points at the net? Ballbashing from the baseline is clearly not working, so she should try something else.
Oct 8th, 2012 04:12 PM
Lachy
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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Lachy giving life with each of his posts, I wish Pova would lose more often.
I'm glad they help but hopefully you have other things in your day to look forward to
Oct 8th, 2012 04:09 PM
Jane Lane
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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Lachy giving life with each of his posts, I hope Pova would lose more often.
Careful, he might crack after the next one.
Oct 8th, 2012 04:09 PM
Nicolás89
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

Lachy giving life with each of his posts, I wish Pova would lose more often.
Oct 8th, 2012 04:08 PM
Natural Joe
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

"such a great battle against such a champion! this is what i wake up every morning for…thanks for the support #NYC #USOpen"

Vika after her victory over Maria at the USO.
Oct 8th, 2012 04:04 PM
debby
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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It makes me laugh when posters like you act like they're so above it all.
He is right. Maria and Vika fans are not good enough to troll GM.
Serena/Venus/Henin fanwars were funnier and much better. AcesHigh used to be involved in these fanwars. We were an almighty team
Oct 8th, 2012 03:54 PM
Lachy
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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There's nothing "high reward" about low percentage tennis. You don't get 10 points for hitting a winner on the line. If anything since that kind of tennis supposedly only allows her to win extremely rarely, it's a low reward tennis since she'll win very few finals against Azarenka (and therefore very few titles) if she doesn't change something in this match-up.

Unless, of course, she wants to be remembered as that girl who was banging at the doors very often but rarely* got in, so to speak.

*and never in Miami
What are you suggesting then? I don't see the problem with going for the lines and trying to play more aggressive in this match-up. It's not like she is/has been trying to hit ridiculous winners from all parts of the court. However, when there is the slightest glimpse of a shorter ball, it needs to be put away. Against others she can afford to place the ball and maneuver them around - in this match-up at the moment...not so much.
Oct 8th, 2012 03:49 PM
Simugna Help
Re: Why does Vika hate Maria so much?

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Gajdosova-like is an exaggeration if ever there were one, both are entirely different calibers of players.

It certainly seems as though, after watching their past matches, that Maria's gameplan against Azarenka on hardcourts is to try and hit through her. I don't think Maria can out-rally her at the moment, nor do I think she should try. I think on clay her weight and depth of shot is superior - that was evident in Stuttgart.

It's also a legitimate tactic and I think to an extent the right one on this surface. As I have said heaps of times before, it's high risk, high reward but incredibly low percentage. There will be times that it will work.
There's nothing "high reward" about low percentage tennis. You don't get 10 points for hitting a winner on the line. If anything since that kind of tennis supposedly only allows her to win extremely rarely, it's a low reward tennis since she'll win very few finals against Azarenka (and therefore very few titles) if she doesn't change something in this match-up.

Unless, of course, she wants to be remembered as that girl who was banging at the doors very often but rarely* got in, so to speak.

*and never in Miami
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