Originally Posted by goldenlox
Maria just got buried 62 64 by Peng in Beijing.
That was after that joke draw in Tokyo where she beat Benesova in the QF, was broken 8 times by Radwanska in the SF and didn't have to play a final.
So Maria ends her year with a lot of questions about her serve, fitness, movement.
And still hasn't beaten Serena since 2004.
There are questions about Maria's serving shoulder and her overall game. But it was good that she won the Japan Open title and went back to her old service motion dumping her new abbreviated serve in the trash where it belongs. I believe if healthy Sharapova will be a factor on the WTA Tour in 2010.
Masha beat Azarenka and Stosur recently and those were very good wins.
On a side note I do wish Maria took a week off and then played another tournament to end her year. But if her season is over then she ended it showing some promise for 2010.