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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 07:32 PM   #1786
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Re: AO 2013: The Bridesmaid-Bride Double. The Sequel.

I'm expecting a good test from Makarova which I'm sure Maria is ready for.
And a test she needs, because massive matches await her if she gets through to the SF's today.
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 07:43 PM   #1787
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About her serve I think Maria should return it standing far back the baseline like Nadal does
She's not quick enough to recover if she doesn't measure and execute the return perfectly.


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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 08:06 PM   #1788
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Re: AO 2013: The Bridesmaid-Bride Double. The Sequel.

Omg is that a beak on Vika's nose in your avatar, effedcamel?
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 09:03 PM   #1789
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Re: AO 2013: The Bridesmaid-Bride Double. The Sequel.

I think when it comes to Serena, Maria fans almost have their own version of the stages of grief.

Some are still shocked and disbelief at how good she is.
Some are in denial that Maria isn't capable of competing with her anymore and are defiant in their conviction that Maria can win.
A select few(which I've seen on other boards) are bargaining with a higher power that something happens to Serena, like an injury or a failed drug test.
Some are angry about Serena's greatness and/or Maria's increasing number of embarrassing losses by her hand.
Some have become depressed and demoralized by all the beatdowns and the prospect of future beatdowns.
And some have reached kind of a numb acceptance that this is the way it's going to be and can only concentrate on Maria besting the other top players on tour.

I pretty much go with a combination of the last two. It's depressing thinking about how the two biggest icons in women's sports have no rivalry at all. But I pretty much reached acceptance that Maria will never beat Serena again after that Gold Medal match in London.
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 09:11 PM   #1790
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Re: AO 2013: The Bridesmaid-Bride Double. The Sequel.

The problem is that Serena brings her A game against the other big names. When she's off her game in a tournament,she loses to people that are below the caliber of Maria,Vika etc..That's what's frustrating,lol.
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 09:31 PM   #1791
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About her serve I think Maria should return it standing far back the baseline like Nadal does
I've thought about this myself! But I don't think Maria's movement is good enough. She could try it sometimes on clay maybe!
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And some have reached kind of a numb acceptance that this is the way it's going to be and can only concentrate on Maria besting the other top players on tour.
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 09:38 PM   #1793
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Omg is that a beak on Vika's nose in your avatar, effedcamel?
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 09:39 PM   #1794
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About her serve I think Maria should return it standing far back the baseline like Nadal does
I think the opposite. I noticed it watching Aga in the previous rounds (I don't remember against who she was) and the italian commentator talked about how she was smart being ready to return standing ON the baseline, basically putting pressure on the one who was serving, which indeed made some DF's when she was doing it.
Of course she can't do it on everyone's serve (specially 1st serves) but she could manage to get some more breaks if she does it imho.
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 09:44 PM   #1795
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Re: AO 2013: The Bridesmaid-Bride Double. The Sequel.

Well Maria did stand back more in that game in OG where she had a couple of break chances but I'm not sure it would hold up consistently, she got deeper returns but it also allowed Serena the time to chip them back to the baseline. I'm just happy she has shortened the swing because a lot of the problem last was that she wasn't moving her feet and combined with the big swing she was hitting late/letting returns get on top of her.
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 09:53 PM   #1796
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Re: AO 2013: The Bridesmaid-Bride Double. The Sequel.

If Maria continues to play as well as she has been in this tournament, Makarova has no chance tomorrow. Serena is another chapter.
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 10:35 PM   #1797
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I think when it comes to Serena, Maria fans almost have their own version of the stages of grief.

Some are still shocked and disbelief at how good she is.
Some are in denial that Maria isn't capable of competing with her anymore and are defiant in their conviction that Maria can win.
A select few(which I've seen on other boards) are bargaining with a higher power that something happens to Serena, like an injury or a failed drug test.
Some are angry about Serena's greatness and/or Maria's increasing number of embarrassing losses by her hand.
Some have become depressed and demoralized by all the beatdowns and the prospect of future beatdowns.
And some have reached kind of a numb acceptance that this is the way it's going to be and can only concentrate on Maria besting the other top players on tour.

I pretty much go with a combination of the last two. It's depressing thinking about how the two biggest icons in women's sports have no rivalry at all. But I pretty much reached acceptance that Maria will never beat Serena again after that Gold Medal match in London.


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Ok I don't see why she played so great.Yes her serve is great but if Kirilenko weren't so frightened she could have even broken her. I am not delusional I know that if Masha had played Kirilenko she wouldn't have beaten her so easily but all I am saying is that Serena isn't unbeatable right now
I agree, I didn't think Serena played that well yesterday. She didn't seem to be striking the ball that cleanly -- even some of her winners seemed to not have been hit off the middle of the racquet, and she often only seemed to get away with them because Kiri was feeding her with such puffballs time and time again. For me, Serena's most impressive tennis of the tournament is still the 1st round, where I genuinely was really impressed with how she played (though, that doesn't necessarily mean she won't be able to turn it up).
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 10:42 PM   #1798
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dsanders BB, what did you say your Twitter was again? I forgot to add you.
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Aga and Li QF will start in abuot 30 minutes, time to scout intensively for Maria.
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dsanders BB, what did you say your Twitter was again? I forgot to add you.
I don't have one I may get it soon, but recently I've been too lazy and antisocial to get it.
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