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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 12:46 AM   #3166
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You're back. We finally have someone half-decent to defend Maria in GM even if you do hate on all of the other players I like.

I blame ban-happy administrators for the failure of your prediction/premonition.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 01:00 AM   #3167
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You're back. We finally have someone half-decent to defend Maria in GM even if you do hate on all of the other players I like.

I blame ban-happy administrators for the failure of your prediction/premonition.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 01:14 AM   #3168
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You're back. We finally have someone half-decent to defend Maria in GM even if you do hate on all of the other players I like.

I blame ban-happy administrators for the failure of your prediction/premonition.


In all honesty, a tiny part of me was a bit relieved that she didn't go all the way- I would've been so pissed off if I'd've missed out on the chance to gloat all day in GM.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 08:09 AM   #3169
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So Goddamn close.

In all seriousness, I was pretty sure she wasn't even going to get past Kvitova this time last week... I really didn't think she was mentally ready to get such a quality win at a Slam yet. And what seems to have been forgotten by tennis commentators is that Maria's game was at VINTAGE level in the first set of that match, she managed to do the near-impossible of hitting more winners than her and matching her pace off the ground (for all the talk of Kvitova "choking" in the third set, it was actually Maria dropping off fractionally at the start of the second that let Petra into the match in the first place). And then of course, her mental toughness was at vintage level in the deciding set. I won't deny that after she had beaten Petra, I really thought she was going to win the final ... so obviously getting thrashed in it is very disappointing. The thing is, I actually don't feel like Azarenka needs to be a tough match-up for her - Maria just had the COMPLETELY wrong strategy against her on Saturday. She was carrying on with the strategy she was employing in the 3rd set against Kvitova, of just rallying at half-pace and onto the middle of the baseline and not being too ambitious with her shots - which was smart agaist Kvitova because of how error-prone she can get, but is suicide against Azarenka, because Azarenka is better at that game, a better athlete, and punishes short balls more consistently.

I think Maria would've actually had a decent chance if she'd used the strategy she had in the first set against Kvitova, of really going for her shots and being super-aggressive on the return and hitting right into the corners and following her shots into the net to finish off swing volleys at all opportunities - she needed to take advantage of the fact she has a bigger first strike than Azarenka and the fact that Azarenka, while a good defender because of great anticipation, really doesn't have that great raw footspeed and wouldn't have been able to chase down all of Maria's shots if she was shoving them right into the extremities of the court ... in fact, on the rare occasions, Maria DID start off points with super-aggressive intent, she often did end up outmanouevring Azarenka and winning the point (despite how one-sided the scoreline was, Maria actually ended the match with an equal number of winners as Aza )....but, for the most part, Maria didn't use her big advantage (her bigger first strike) and let Azarenka play the match on her terms. I hope Hogstedt (who generally has improved her tactics and strategy infinitely) was taking notes and will make her watch the video and point out what she NEEDED to do differently.

For some reason though, I actually am quite optimistic. I just have a feeling that this tournament is a combination of her being pleased with making the Final after flopping at hardcourt Slams and after having such bad preparation, yet at the same time that she's pissed off at herself for how the tournament finished... hopefully those two factors, of the encouragement of exceeding everyone's expectations AND the anger at the final result, will combine to light a fire under her ass and make her work even harder than EVER on the practice court She obviously needs to step up her game though - her mental toughness is right back to where it was at her peak, after being in the doldrums for so long afterthe surgery (I've never seen her look more of a nervous wreck than in the summer hardcourt season of 2010, even though her game itself was actually in fairly good shape then), but she crucially needs to start actually beating top players by OUTPLAYING them rather than just out-fighting them like she's done so many times over the past year, so that she has confidence in her actual game in the later rounds at Slams (rather than confidence in her ability not to choke and to fight to the last, which she clearly has in spades). I want her to win atleast two of Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Rome, and get wins over Azarenka, Kim, Kvitova, Wozniacki, Li ,Serena and like I say manage to beat them by outplaying them rather than out-fighting them. IF she can do all that, I give her as good a shot as anyone else of winning RG.

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Re: Aussie Open '12 | Pova, Pova, Pova, OI OI OI!

I am very sad and pissed off too that she let this chance go but I want to believe she will win a slam again and very soon and then we're not even going to remember all this doubt.This year will be her best !
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 11:31 AM   #3171
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Old Feb 3rd, 2012, 12:51 PM   #3172
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Re: Aussie Open '12 | Pova, Pova, Pova, OI OI OI!

eventhough i'm drowning myself into dissapointment because she was close to the title,

we have to take note that maria move 3 steps better in 4 of her last 5 slams. so this is actually an amazing progress.

i would not be surprised if she win french open this year.
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Re: Aussie Open '12 | Pova, Pova, Pova, OI OI OI!

Hi, everybody, I'm knew to the forum, and just wanted to say hello I know that the Open is finished, of course, but since it was such a great tournament for Maria (my favorite player), it seemed appropriate to have my first post here. Too bad she lost the final, I was rooting for her to win it with all my heart, but hopefully, she'll win some other major (preferably Roland Garros ) In my opinion, it's the only thing that she is lacking (winning a Slam after her comeback) to make a full circle in her career There, I wrote something for the start, and hopefully I'll have a lot of opportunities to discuss Maria's matches with you in the future
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Old Feb 4th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #3174
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Hi, everybody, I'm knew to the forum, and just wanted to say hello I know that the Open is finished, of course, but since it was such a great tournament for Maria (my favorite player), it seemed appropriate to have my first post here. Too bad she lost the final, I was rooting for her to win it with all my heart, but hopefully, she'll win some other major (preferably Roland Garros ) In my opinion, it's the only thing that she is lacking (winning a Slam after her comeback) to make a full circle in her career There, I wrote something for the start, and hopefully I'll have a lot of opportunities to discuss Maria's matches with you in the future
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Hi, everybody, I'm knew to the forum, and just wanted to say hello I know that the Open is finished, of course, but since it was such a great tournament for Maria (my favorite player), it seemed appropriate to have my first post here. Too bad she lost the final, I was rooting for her to win it with all my heart, but hopefully, she'll win some other major (preferably Roland Garros ) In my opinion, it's the only thing that she is lacking (winning a Slam after her comeback) to make a full circle in her career There, I wrote something for the start, and hopefully I'll have a lot of opportunities to discuss Maria's matches with you in the future
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Hi, everybody, I'm knew to the forum, and just wanted to say hello I know that the Open is finished, of course, but since it was such a great tournament for Maria (my favorite player), it seemed appropriate to have my first post here. Too bad she lost the final, I was rooting for her to win it with all my heart, but hopefully, she'll win some other major (preferably Roland Garros ) In my opinion, it's the only thing that she is lacking (winning a Slam after her comeback) to make a full circle in her career There, I wrote something for the start, and hopefully I'll have a lot of opportunities to discuss Maria's matches with you in the future
Hey , nice to have you on board. Buckle up though cause it's gonna be a hell of a ride .
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Hey , nice to have you on board. Buckle up though cause it's gonna be a hell of a ride .
Glad I voted for you now
Was an edit though. I'm sure they hadn't counted mine before I edited it though.
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Was an edit though. I'm sure they hadn't counted mine before I edited it though.
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Hi, everybody, I'm knew to the forum, and just wanted to say hello I know that the Open is finished, of course, but since it was such a great tournament for Maria (my favorite player), it seemed appropriate to have my first post here. Too bad she lost the final, I was rooting for her to win it with all my heart, but hopefully, she'll win some other major (preferably Roland Garros ) In my opinion, it's the only thing that she is lacking (winning a Slam after her comeback) to make a full circle in her career There, I wrote something for the start, and hopefully I'll have a lot of opportunities to discuss Maria's matches with you in the future
Welcome!! This is a really great forum so I'm sure you're gonna enjoy yourself. All of us are huge yet humble supporters of Maria, and people really do know their shit when it comes to tennis round these parts so you'll be learning on a constant basis! Do buckle up 'cause there's a lot of overwrought drama round these parts hehe. I guess that's what makes it so much fun though! Hope you have a good time round here
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Also, I noticed how u completely spammed the last trivia question Trih
Yes, I clicked a little too much, I didn't really mean to.. but I won that contest twice last year (I have a t-shirt and an autographed card !) so I guess it won't happen anytime soon again.
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