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Post by Pyotr » Jan Sat 20, 2018 2:30 pm

Like the Phoenix from the ashes.....Maria will rise!

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Post by Graveller » Jan Sat 20, 2018 4:09 pm

From the things seen in the first week of this AO, I make the following conclusion: if the younger top players (and some of the upcoming ones) play their A-game (not even their A+ game), then Sharapova, Radwanska and Venus will not win a slam anymore: their window of opportunity has closed.

Esoecially Aggie vs Hsieh was a sad thing to watch.
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Post by Pyotr » Jan Sat 20, 2018 4:24 pm

Nonsense.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Maria & Venus just need more consistency(for Venus surface matters immensely). Nobody saw 2017 in the Slams#ed_op#br#ed_cl#coming for Venus. Yet, look. Maria IMO just needs to keep building her confidence. She'll win more Slams, of that#ed_op#br#ed_cl#I have no doubt!#ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Graveller » Jan Sat 20, 2018 4:42 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>Pyotr</b>:</font>
 
Maria is less talented than Clijsters, Henin, Graf, Seles, Davenport, Capriati, and she is older than when they retired.
Her prime is over.

Fon’t get fooled by some successes of ‘older’ players over the last years: that was because of generation Fail.
Now we go back to normal with the younger generation taking control. Siniakova atm is not even among the 10 best players younger than 25 and even she exposed Maria.
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Post by Mytiwtiw » Jan Sat 20, 2018 7:15 pm

A sad day in tennis.
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Post by Pyotr » Jan Sat 20, 2018 8:58 pm

What I love about Maria & Venus is that they don't let what others have called "conventional wisdom"
dictate what they do or how they do it. It's the reason they are great champions and others aren't.
Mediocre people carry mediocre mentalities. Maria & Venus are not them.

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Post by Mytiwtiw » Jan Sat 20, 2018 9:03 pm

You’re right Ptyor. Onward to the French Open Domination ! &#127881;&#127870;&#127881;
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Post by BJM123 » Jan Sun 21, 2018 9:10 pm

2018, the year to which Maria competes clean and loses badly!

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Post by Graveller » Jan Mon 22, 2018 4:36 am

#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#Mytiwtiw#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#&nbsp;#ed_op#br#ed_cl#French Open domination? I see you are getting wiser every year as you've already given up any hopes on IW or Miami domination :-) :-)#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Graveller » Jan Mon 22, 2018 4:48 am

#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#Pyotr#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#&nbsp;Oh, I&nbsp; am not telling them what to do: as far as I am concerned, both Maria and Venus can try to compete until they are 50 if the fire within them still burns.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#But that will not stop the decay. I stuck my neck out in 2011-2012 by saying that Venus would never win a major event anymore (slam or Prem.Mand). We are 2018, and still not proven wrong in more than 50 of such events. And in each event, you can see in the match that she lost why. #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#And I am now saying the same on Maria. Getting deep into draws of big event once in a while? Probably. Winning? highly unlikely ((the'll need a Pennetta-moment or a Sloane-run). #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#&nbsp;#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Pyotr » Jan Mon 22, 2018 3:40 pm

Venus OZ 2017:#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Asked if she believes she can win the year's first major, her reply was resolute.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#"Why shouldn't I?" Williams said. "I try to believe. Should I look across the net and believe the person across the net deserves it more? This mentality is not how champions are made."#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#As I said, their is a reason Maria &amp; Venus are champions. Their will always be someone telling you what you cannot do. #ed_op#br#ed_cl#You only find out by believing and trying. #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#

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Re:2018 year of Maria Sharapova

Post by BJM123 » Jan Mon 22, 2018 6:03 pm

Well, we know why Maria is a champion...sniff.....sniff....

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Post by djmm1962 » Jan Fri 26, 2018 7:47 pm

LOL, dump!!

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Post by Mytiwtiw » Feb Tue 13, 2018 11:33 pm

Maria on a Crusade for redemption and of course Domination . Haters be damn.
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Re:2018 year of Maria Sharapova

Post by BJM123 » Feb Tue 13, 2018 11:48 pm

hahahahahaha! What a tool!

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