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Re: Ricardo Piatti : Maria Sharapova Is Now Fully Healed & Ready To Attack 2020

hats off to the Monster if she can reconfigure her awkward technique at age 33 to make herself competetive again. Venus Williams has considerably improved her forehand technique in her late career. It's hard for me to imagine this really happening though. Her game is all about brute force.
 

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hats off to the Monster if she can reconfigure her awkward technique at age 33 to make herself competetive again. Venus Williams has considerably improved her forehand technique in her late career. It's hard for me to imagine this really happening though. Her game is all about brute force.
She's 32. Quit trying to make her older so Serena seems relatively young. 32 is prime. See Djokovic (32) and Nadal (33). Kerber is turning 32 very soon as well. Age is not a limit anymore. Technology and modern fitness really do prolong a modern athlete's physical peak. As long as she's hitting hard and deep, she'll be able to dictate and send pushers running from sea to shining sea and not let players like Andreescu and Bencic play their game.
 

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Re: Ricardo Piatti : Maria Sharapova Is Now Fully Healed & Ready To Attack 2020

If she's so fit she should have played one of the 125Ks this week. I don't buy it.
 

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Re: Ricardo Piatti : Maria Sharapova Is Now Fully Healed & Ready To Attack 2020

hats off to the Monster if she can reconfigure her awkward technique at age 33 to make herself competetive again. Venus Williams has considerably improved her forehand technique in her late career. It's hard for me to imagine this really happening though. Her game is all about brute force.
What?? Sharapova at her purest has always had some of the cleanest ground strokes in the game. Don't let her loud noises or recent form create some illusion. She struck a crisp clean ball for majority of her career. She's been mia for the past few season though, so nothing much in her game has looked natural or sound.
 

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If she's so fit she should have played one of the 125Ks this week. I don't buy it.
You know she won't stoop to those levels. She will be in Honolulu playing Kerber and Andreescu to start her season but first, Abu Dhabi to play Anisimova. That's the best prep she could have. 125K...lol. In case you missed it, she is done for 2019 and already onto 2020.
 

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Re: Ricardo Piatti : Maria Sharapova Is Now Fully Healed & Ready To Attack 2020

She's 32. Quit trying to make her older so Serena seems relatively young. 32 is prime. See Djokovic (32) and Nadal (33). Kerber is turning 32 very soon as well. Age is not a limit anymore. Technology and modern fitness really do prolong a modern athlete's physical peak. As long as she's hitting hard and deep, she'll be able to dictate and send pushers running from sea to shining sea and not let players like Andreescu and Bencic play their game.
she doesn't hit that hard anymore though, forget Djokovic and Nadal, they are far better athletes than Maria.
 

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Re: Ricardo Piatti : Maria Sharapova Is Now Fully Healed & Ready To Attack 2020

The collaboration with Piatti is a joke. Piatti is only using Sharapova's name to promote his academy. Instead of training, she took off and went on a safari in Africa. He claims that he gave her some "homework" to do while she was surrounded by wild animals LOL

Here is the original Italian article that talks about their collaboration:
https://www.ubitennis.com/blog/2019/11/09/sharapova-e-piatti-insieme-nel-2020/

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4mYlXzpLl1/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading[url]
 

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Re: Ricardo Piatti : Maria Sharapova Is Now Fully Healed & Ready To Attack 2020

He going to work on Sinner first obviously, if Martha successful he takes credit, if she fails he boot her to the side.
 

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Re: Ricardo Piatti : Maria Sharapova Is Now Fully Healed & Ready To Attack 2020

She's 32. Quit trying to make her older so Serena seems relatively young. 32 is prime. See Djokovic (32) and Nadal (33). Kerber is turning 32 very soon as well. Age is not a limit anymore. Technology and modern fitness really do prolong a modern athlete's physical peak. As long as she's hitting hard and deep, she'll be able to dictate and send pushers running from sea to shining sea and not let players like Andreescu and Bencic play their game.
Maria isn't just any 32 year old player but she's a 32 year old player who's struggled with injury for her entire career and has spent the majority of the last two seasons out of action for the same issue repeatedly coming up. She's not done for but the effort and honestly luck needed to get back close to the top for her will be herculean. Maria returning even to the top 30 would impress me tremendously.
 

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Re: Ricardo Piatti : Maria Sharapova Is Now Fully Healed & Ready To Attack 2020

Can't she just go away? It's sad to see her losing on Day1 again and again.
 

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Re: Ricardo Piatti : Maria Sharapova Is Now Fully Healed & Ready To Attack 2020

She's 32. Quit trying to make her older so Serena seems relatively young. 32 is prime. See Djokovic (32) and Nadal (33). Kerber is turning 32 very soon as well. Age is not a limit anymore. Technology and modern fitness really do prolong a modern athlete's physical peak. As long as she's hitting hard and deep, she'll be able to dictate and send pushers running from sea to shining sea and not let players like Andreescu and Bencic play their game.
Damn it - you're back :sad: Still delusional I see :rolleyes:

So... how many tournaments she gonna win in 2020?

More importantly what major(s) will she win ... seeing that she's not going to let players like Andreescu and Bencic play their game?
 
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