Originally Posted by MashaFan01
Please let's not get ahead of ourselves - Personally I don't think Masha holds grudges against other players except maybe a little vs Victoria Azarenka for some reason and that's not because she has lost a couple of matches against Vika in their H2H - It must be something else - Masha always shrugs off bad points as well as lost matches immediately and moves on - Lisicki is a nice young lady and a great tennis player who deserves respect from us Masha fans - She had some severe injuries and has never gotten the chance to reach her potential level as of yet - She may well win Wimbledon one day - she is that good on grass
As for Masha looking angry @ the Olympics - Masha looked unusual irritated and emotional during the whole event - I've never seen her lose her cool before like she did at the Olympics and slam her racket to the ground - neither have I ever seen her smile for herself like she did during the Lisicki match after she hit that unusual left handed volley shot
It's hard for me to have a lot of respect for players as inconsistent as Lisicki, injuries or not. I've been reading about her potential for years, but all I see is someone who shows up to play well for a tourament or two and then disappear for months on end. And injuries haven't been the only reason for that. She's underachieved. She's kind of a more talented version of Pironkova to me. A dangerous player who can strike out of nowhere, but not someone you can count on for very long. These days, we are seeing more and more WTA ladies who reach their potential and get their breakthrough later in their careers. Sabine could be one of those, but something tells me we've already seen the best of her and this is who she is.
But there's no question Sabine is capable of rising up and going GOAT against Maria, especially on this weird surface in this weird tournament. She may end up doing a Maria a favor if she comes up with the big upset, but I don't see it happening.