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Mar 7th, 2008 01:31 AM
Natash.
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

Masha.

I'm still optimistic that Masha will get it together once again but I don't want another 06 and early 07 slump.
Mar 6th, 2008 02:03 PM
King Aaron
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Mar 5th, 2008 11:56 PM
Topspin2
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

Mar 5th, 2008 08:17 PM
Krzysiu.
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

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Originally Posted by Hashim. View Post
Maria was very upset with the calls..on first match points Yan's 2nd serve was out..and it even looked like it..
then on the 3rd match points the ball was so out but still no call!!

Maria was crying in the third and she just gave up..

didn' even shake hands with the Umpire
what calls someone tell me...

My heart breaks if Maria is crying... I don't want to see it
Mar 5th, 2008 04:04 PM
Nikkiri
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

Posted in GM about the match. This loss is gonna hurt for a while

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Originally Posted by Hashim. View Post
just to tell you guys..

Maria was very upset with the calls..on first match points Yan's 2nd serve was out..and it even looked like it..
then on the 3rd match points the ball was so out but still no call!!

Maria was crying in the third and she just gave up..

didn' even shake hands with the Umpire
Mar 5th, 2008 03:19 PM
Krzysiu.
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

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Originally Posted by the cat View Post
And as a tennis fan it hurts to see such a sweet girl like Maria lose so many close matches she should win.
Bangalore is world's capital of roses. I'd like to give a beautiful red rose to Maria.
Mar 5th, 2008 05:59 AM
Droolv
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

Not good enough Maria

Pull it together or your ranking will free-fall
Mar 5th, 2008 01:30 AM
the cat
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Originally Posted by houseoflords View Post
Right now, no coach is going to stop this losing streak. It won't stop until Maria gets over the Aussie Open. She hasn't been able to close out 4 matches since then. This trend will continue until she decides that enough is enough. Maybe she needs to go the beach and not think about tennis for a few weeks. Maybe she needs to go to a sports psychologist. Maybe she needs to do both.
I choose both but think don't think Masha will go to the beach to get away from tennis or work with a sports psychologist. When she gets in losing ruts it's hard for Masha to break them because she plays in 1 tournament after another and stays in the rut. I can honestly say Makiri makes Anna Kournikova look like a mentally tough player. I will always hope for the best for Maria because she deserves it but I'm concerned that she will never be more than a top 30 player or maybe a top 20 player at best the rest of her career. But I hope I'm wrong and Maria gets it together and improves her play in close matches. Losing 4 matches in a row after winning the first set has to crushing for Masha. I hope her team can help her pick up the pieces.

And as a tennis fan it hurts to see such a sweet girl like Maria lose so many close matches she should win. Losing the occasional close match is a part of the game but to lose so many like Masha does is mindboggling. The good news is Makiri seems like a happy girl and is enjoying her career, having some success and making some good money too on and off the court.
Mar 4th, 2008 10:37 PM
Natash.
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

Oh my god.
Mar 4th, 2008 08:28 PM
drgray
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

Makiri This was a very unexpected loss. Very disappointing...
Mar 4th, 2008 07:42 PM
Rod the Bama
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

I still can`t believe what happened with Makiri today. This was a match that she should`ve won, but instead once again imploded mentally, especially after blowing those three match points. Right now i don`t know what else to say other than Makiri really needs to get it together mentally.
Mar 4th, 2008 07:36 PM
dulkogii
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

Mariki, i dont know what happend with you baby!
Mar 4th, 2008 05:22 PM
houseoflords
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

Right now, no coach is going to stop this losing streak. It won't stop until Maria gets over the Aussie Open. She hasn't been able to close out 4 matches since then. This trend will continue until she decides that enough is enough. Maybe she needs to go the beach and not think about tennis for a few weeks. Maybe she needs to go to a sports psychologist. Maybe she needs to do both.
Mar 4th, 2008 05:16 PM
the cat
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

It's sad to see Maria on another one of her losing streaks and blowing matches in the process. I know some of us act like it's torture to us when she blows matches and the way she loses them. But I can't imagine how hard it is for Masha to take all these losses. She's a sweet girl and it must hurt her so much to lose so many matches she had control of. I'm starting to doubt if Maria can ever fully recover from these crushing losses. It seems like Kirilenko hasn't recovered from falling apart against Hantuchova in the Australian Open. I wish she would take a month or so off from the tour just to clear her head. And I also wish Maria would be the leader of her team and not her father Yuri. If he is in control perhaps he needs to step aside. I had hoped Eric Van Harpen would be a good coach for Makiri but he can't stop her losing ways either.

Who knows maybe Masha will struggle in most of her WTA tournaments this year yet still have her best ever year at the grand slams. Makiri is so inconsistent that this is possible.

The best and most importnat move Masha can make for her career is to start working with a sports psychologist. Maybe that can help her fragile state of mind when a lead is slipping away from her. I really feel for Maria because all these blown matches this year have to be weighing heavily on her mind.
Mar 4th, 2008 05:07 PM
Krzysiu.
Re: Bangalore Open 2008

terrible 3rd set stats - Maria didn't defend any breakpoint

full match stats - 10 double faults!
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