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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

If all goes well for Maria they will face each other in the Charleston quarters.
Last F2F :
Serena 61 62 2007 OA final
Serena 61 61 2007 semi final Miami

Need I say more ? On the other hand Maria won Wimbledon against Serena against all odds. But that was 2004.
I would think Serena still has a huge psychological edge.
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

Maria lost to Aga, Vera and Ana last year. That's at 2 majors and a Super Tier I, and she beat them all this year. She also lost to JJ in 2007 and beat her at the AO.
Players are different when they are healthy or injured. Maria had a shoulder injury last year.

That said, this is still green clay. Maria is 7-0 at majors this year, that's what she wants, and the Olympics.
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

I don't think she has an inferiority complex, but she does get more nervous playing Serena and Serena is kind of vengeful towards her when they play.
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

You're basing their last meetins on a year Maria didn't play well in general. This year is a different story. I think the QF match will be interesting and good.

Maria is also serving much, much better this year-- making her game in general much better than it was last year. She just beat her firt set 7-5 and she's serving 82% first serves in.
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

I wouldnt really measure their rivalry on the clay outside of RG. Serena played very well last year, Maria is playing very well this year, it's even, but I wouldn't judge their rivalry this year if they meet in the quarters.
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

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I wouldnt really measure their rivalry on the clay outside of RG. Serena played very well last year, Maria is playing very well this year, it's even, but I wouldn't judge their rivalry this year if they meet in the quarters.
I agree...

Especially since this is their worse surface.
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #7
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

Maria is going to have yips tomorrow,another loss to Serena coming up.Mark my words.....
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

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I agree...

Especially since this is their worse surface.
Except that Serena has already won Rolland Garros. Minor detail I suppose.
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

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Maria lost to Aga, Vera and Ana last year. That's at 2 majors and a Super Tier I, and she beat them all this year. She also lost to JJ in 2007 and beat her at the AO.
Players are different when they are healthy or injured. Maria had a shoulder injury last year.

That said, this is still green clay. Maria is 7-0 at majors this year, that's what she wants, and the Olympics.
dead@Sharapova creeping back in that sig.
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

I don't think Sharapova has any kind of inferiority complex. She just got her ass kicked a couple times. That happens. Styles make fights. Serena does her best work against power-hitting baseliners. Slow, power-hitting baseliners.The more you can mix it up, the tougher time she has. The more balls you can run down and return, the tougher time she has. Sharpova isn't exactly slow, but she's nowhere near the top of the tour in foot-speed either.


Having said all that, Sharapova may win. She won AI last week, so she more adjusted to the surface than Serena. There's also the issue of the ankle Serena turned today.
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

each match is different
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #13
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

What kind of inferiority complex exactly? Did she mention having one in some of her interviews? Or do you just assume that two tough losses to someone will cause that to you?
Sharapova's brain isn't likely capable of such way of thinking anyway.
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

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If all goes well for Maria they will face each other in the Charleston quarters.
Last F2F :
Serena 61 62 2007 OA final
Serena 61 61 2007 semi final Miami

Need I say more ? On the other hand Maria won Wimbledon against Serena against all odds. But that was 2004.
I would think Serena still has a huge psychological edge.
Nonsense or wishful thinking.
Maria never had something like that toward anybody and never will.
Rather Serena had this complex after first two losses: W2004 and YEC2004.
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Re: Do you think Maria still has an inferiority complex toward Serena ?

im not sure about a complex, sharapova just knows she has to play amazingly well to beat serena. serenas game is not a good one for maria as she dosen't like players that can take the 1st strike away from her with big groundies and a big serve. maria also dosen't like a player who can handle her pace and give it back harder. so theres huge pressure on maria when they play, as she has to get the 1st strike in and not let serenas weapons dictate the match (sereve, movement and power).
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