i really hope she plays... i think she needs 2, just because of all the problems it will be gud for her to get any last minute nerves/issues/rust out of the way before a grand slam... all players should really play a warm up event before a slam, including maria! i just hope the shoulder and the hamstring are cured!!! i think we should forget about the clay and just believe that maria can win this one too!!!
Yeah, me too... But I'm so unsure about Rome... Just week left, and we still don't know anything about her condition and about her training process. Where is she now, in USA or maybe somewhere in Europe? What do you think?
I dont really expect Maria to play but itll be good if she does. I hope it wont be too early for her to return from this pretty serious injury.
In normal circumstances Maria would probably have already been in Europe for a week or 2 practicing but im not sure if that is the case this year. Waiting for her to make a new doodle....
According to GM Maria pulled out of Rome. I know Masha doesn't like clay but she needs to practice on it so she doesn't suffer another embarrassing loss at the French Open this year like she had last year to Safina. Or maybe she needs a new medical team. One thing is for sure she never recovers quickly from injury and young people like Masha are supposed to have strong recovery powers. Sadly it seems Maria is the exception to that rule.
Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing up against your legs and jumping into your lap. - William Bennett
Last year she came in to RG with nothing an still made the fourth round and was sooooo close to making the quarters. If she plays I wouldnt count her out. Plus she loves playing as an underdog, which is what she will be. Im sure with a few extra weeks of practice she will play RG. Does anyone think she will play one of the smaller tournaments before RG.