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Yes, at Wimbeldon 2 3.51%
Yes, at the US Open 13 22.81%
Yes, at both 27 47.37%
She won't win either again 15 26.32%
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Old May 11th, 2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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Can Sharapova Win A Fast Court Slam Again?

Interesting in my opinion. When she first came onto the scene after 2004s Wimbledon triumph, Maria Sharapova was a master of the faster surfaces. She had a 25 match win streak on grass (if I can recall) and in 2006 won the US Open, another fast (hardcourt) surface. Over the years, however, her game evolved and became less effective on the faster courts, most likely because she wanted to win the Daphne and the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen (which she ended up winning in 2008 and 2012 respectively). However, since her triumph at Wimbledon, she's only made 1 final since, losing to first time finalist Petra Kvitova, and since 2006 has never been past the semis of the US Open. Her game is starting to be very effective on the slow surfaces of the first two slams (her last two GS titles) but she has not made any significant inroads at the last two.

This question puzzles me, will Maria Sharapova ever win Wimbledon or the US Open again? It's not to say she's useless on the surface, she's a master of all surfaces, but it's quite obvious that her old game was much more useful at the fast court slams compared to her newer, safer, game style. And it's not out of the blue either, even Sharapova's camp stated that 2013 her goals were to win the fast court slams of Wimbledon/US Open again.

I believe she will at the US Open once more, but I don't see another Wimbledon in her future as long as Serena isn't retired .





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Old May 11th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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Re: Can Sharapova Win A Fast Court Slam Again?

She may not do it in 2013, but she's winning the US Open once again

As for Wimbledon...well let's come back in 2017 after Serena retires
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Re: Can Sharapova Win A Fast Court Slam Again?

Well, unless there's still Serena competing, I don't think so. The american is and has pretty much always been her biggest rival, so... Althugh I still think she might have some chaces.
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Re: Can Sharapova Win A Fast Court Slam Again?

Of course.

All she needs is another flop by Serena à la French Open 2012.
Plus Williams is bound to slow down at some point.
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Re: Can Sharapova Win A Fast Court Slam Again?

yes when serena retired yes
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Re: Can Sharapova Win A Fast Court Slam Again?

An Orang Utan doesn't stop swinging from tree to tree, just because he fell....


It is somehow like even if Serena won FO... would USA notice??
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Re: Can Sharapova Win A Fast Court Slam Again?

there is no such thing as a fast court slam any more
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Re: Can Sharapova Win A Fast Court Slam Again?

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there is no such thing as a fast court slam any more
True, it's slowed down so much compared to the real fast courts (pre 2000) but Wimbledon/US Open is still faster (relatively speaking) than the Australian Open and French
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Re: Can Sharapova Win A Fast Court Slam Again?

No way. She will however win RG the next 10 straight years.
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Well, unless there's still Serena competing, I don't think so. The american is and has pretty much always been her biggest rival, so... Althugh I still think she might have some chaces.
Rival??
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Re: Can Sharapova Win A Fast Court Slam Again?

If cehowardrx7 and crescentmoon's posts aren't sufficient for the moderators to take notice, I guess nothing is.
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If cehowardrx7 and crescentmoon's posts aren't sufficient for the moderators to take notice, I guess nothing is.
I wish people would stop yapping on about Moderators intervening. How dull do some of you guys want this place to be .
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I wish people would stop yapping on about Moderators intervening. How dull do some of you guys want this place to be .
yes please!@ be your own moderator and pass by things you dont wanna read
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