Re: Your thoughts of Maria's 2012 :)
Masha's previous best year was 2006,no? The year in which she won 59 matches, lost 9; won 5 titles, all on hard and one is a Slam among them, played in 2 more finals, in which she lost to Henin and Kuznetsova; and reached a SF in AO, 4th R in RG and a SF in Wimby and SF in YEC...
This year we have: 60 matches won, 11 lost; 3 titles, all on clay and one of them is a Slam, played in 6 more finals and lost to the (future) no.1 (Azarenka) in 3 of them, to the best player right now in the Olympics and had her usual flop in Miami; and reached a F in AO, 4th R in Wimby and SF in USO and a F in YEC... And won a silver medal. And didn't play in the American pre USO tour nor the European indoor...
Pretty much tight... 2006 maybe slightly better, but as I used to say after Maria returned from the surgery- everything she achieves is a bonus... I am proud of her... She achieved way more than I could imagine in my wildest dreams in 2010... Hats off to her for fighting her DFs, serve issues and demons on clay... She did good, guys! Maybe could have won Miami but I think pressure always gets to her there...
Ana Ivanovic, Maria Sharapova, Zvonareva, Kuznetsova, Makiri, Vika, W sisters, Sarita, Domi, Halep, Dinarik tnx for all!
ROGER FEDERER, RAFA NADAL, Delpo, Kei, Spanish Armada
Last edited by MM_1257 : Oct 29th, 2012 at 12:06 AM.