2012 French Open Semifinals: [2] Maria Sharapova V.S. [4] Petra Kvitova

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Who will win the Semifinal between Masha and Bark?

  1. Maria Sharapova in 2

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  2. Petra Kvitova in 2

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  3. Maria Sharapova in 3

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  4. Petra Kvitova in 3

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  1. kishnabe

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    These two fought galliantly in the 2011 Wimbledon Final , and 2012 Australian Open Semifinal. Each squaring a win off each other.

    Most likely the real final.....and whoever wins will most likely go on to win the title.

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    Maria Sharapova would need this win to finally complete her collection, and for her ability on clay has improved there won't be many chances like this.

    Petra Kvitova needs to prove to everyone that she can win a slam somewhere on that grass. Helps that she is under the radar!

    Who is your pick?

    Heart Says: Maria Sharapova in 2.

    Head Says: Petra Kvitova in 3.
     
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  2. PSNELKE

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    I want Maria to win it all,but she sucks against that barking poodle..Kvitova in 2
     
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  3. jones101

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    Im going to go with my gut and say Kitty in 3.

    I just hope its not windy, otherwise this could get UGLY.
     
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  4. NadalAgassi

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    Strange comment given that Maria has won their last 2 matches and has a 3-1 lifetime head to head.
     
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  5. augustobt

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    I want to Petra win in 2, but I think that Maria will take it in 2.
     
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  6. NadalAgassi

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    I hope for Petra only since Sam has a chance vs Petra on clay, she has no chance vs Maria.
     
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  7. PSNELKE

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    Kvitova is playing horrible so far this year.. but if she plays halfway decent, Maria is toast.
     
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  8. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    Sharapova in 3. Just guessing, but I could see Sharapova coming out firing, only to have Petra get her bearings and storm back for a strong 2nd set, but that same storm fading early in the 3rd.

    I picked Sharapova to win the title, and as much as Kvitova was a monster on grass, she's not really impressive anywhere else--certainly not enough to think she would best Sharapova on clay (and that's in recognition of MS herself never being a clay court wonder).
     
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  9. norbac

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    Yeah, same here.
     
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  10. jonnythan

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    Kvitova was lucky to escape against Shvedova. She's not playing well at all. Masha is.

    Sharapova in 2.
     
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  11. romeo8880

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    Well, honestly depends on Maria's serve. If she serves well, she will win. If she doesn't, Kvitova will win.
     
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  12. jm1980

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    Kvitova is horrible. Shriekapova to drop her first set at RG, then will lose to Errani in the final.
     
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  13. romeo8880

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    Best player in women's tennis when she isn't spraying errors.
     
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  14. jm1980

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    This "best player in women's tennis" must've won a lot of titles this year, no?

    Oh, wait...

    She'll drop in the rankings like a brick once she loses early in Wimbledon.
     
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  15. Starfury

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    If Sharapova wins this match, she'll take #1 ranking.
     
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  16. Starfury

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    That would be her second set...
     
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  17. lonux

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    Sharapova is a consistent ballbasher. Kvitova is a streaky ballbasher, and is either hitting winners or hitting errors.

    Assuming Kvitova plays at an average, okay level, I'm going to say that Maria wins it easily. And I hope that Kvitova goes out of the tournament.
     
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  18. romeo8880

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    Edited. Won't be betting as much money on Kvitova as I thought to win wimbledon since she is right up there with Serena and Azarenka as the betting odds favorite to win it. Cashed in on her last year though bc she is a beast at that tournament and will probably win it at least 5 years in a row if she doesn't have any major injuries.
     
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  19. malbaker86

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    Masha in two but wouldn't surprise me if it came down to a 3 set
     
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  20. kishnabe

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    match is going to start pretty soon the way Stosur is playing!
     
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  21. kishnabe

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    They are on court right now!
     
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  22. Tennis_Hands

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    LOL. Is Maria copying Nadal's tactics to intimidate the opponent with her physical presence? Swinging her raquet in the face of Kvitova and jumping from side to side. Even running in almost the same way Nadal runs to the baseline. I dislike her screaming tactics, but this is even more annoying.
     
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  23. SLD76

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    Man...chris fowler had to mention Kvitova's cradle snatched bf, lol
     
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  24. Stinkdyr

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    Cm'n Muffin Tops! Spank those winners!
     
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  25. SLD76

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    BWAHAHAHAHAH@sharapova serve, wow.
     
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  26. SLD76

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    I almost love you for that comment, rofl.
     
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  27. Stinkdyr

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    Shoulderpova looks hot in that dress.
     
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  28. SLD76

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    ROFL! That is exactly what my best friend calls Maria.

    you are on a roll today sir.
     
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  29. Stinkdyr

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    I am here to entertain!

    :)
     
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  30. dominikk1985

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    terrible match due to the wind. both are horrible movers and like to bash so the wind is driving up the UEs up
     
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  31. Fastpace Ace

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    One of the only women's matches I will watch just because I hope Shreikapova gets bounced.
     
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  32. Stinkdyr

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    The UE-fest is well under way.
     
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  33. romeo8880

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    Wow, Sharapova is in the zone.
     
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  34. kishnabe

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    Sharapova has some great lobs!
     
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  35. Fastpace Ace

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    Pova nailing the door closed on 1st set looks like.
     
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  36. jm1980

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    No, it's just Kvitova that's horrible.
     
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  37. sbengte

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    I agree. Kvitova is pathetic on clay and is making Shreikapova look good in the process. I wonder how Kvitova even made it this far.
     
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  38. romeo8880

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    Wow, you guys must be joking. Sharapova is serving flawlessly and she isn't making any errors. Incredible tennis.
     
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  39. ductrung3993

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    If only I get a woman with Sharapova's body and Kvitova's rack :twisted:
     
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  40. jm1980

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    I know, right?

    She's won nothing this year.
     
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  41. martini1

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    2 sets match in the making?
     
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  42. romeo8880

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    Oh nevermind. You are the one who just hates Kvitova, the future world #1. I remember you from another post.
     
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  43. Totai

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    whats the longest rally so far? 2 shots? Those 2 move like whales
     
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  44. jm1980

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    LOL, I'd prefer Kvitova at #1 rather than Shriekapova or Gruntarenka.

    Problem is she just swings for the fences and hopes it gets in. Has no plan B or plan C.
    If she doesn't make adjustments, she'll never get anywhere. Might just end her career as a one-slam wonder.
     
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  45. SLD76

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    kitty playing like crap....letting maria bully her, kvitova seems half out of it.

    focus dammit focus !!
     
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  46. SLD76

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    maria is moving well for her, but kitty hits a ball and then stands there like it isnt coming back.

    dont know what is wrong with her, but she doesnt seem to have her teeth in the match.
     
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  47. romeo8880

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    I'm extremely surprised by what's going on in this match. It's like the complete opposite of Wimbledon. Sharapova is blasting Kvitova off the court right now.
     
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  48. TheF1Bob

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    God I hate these two clowns. Shame Ivanovic has gone AWOL for years now.

    There's a No.1 I be proud of. :)
     
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  49. romeo8880

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    Cheating now with the line calls. I can't take these umpires anymore.
     
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  50. jonnythan

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    Who cheated? The umpire?
     
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