sharapova is a female version of jimmy connors

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by jjames, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. jjames

    jjames Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    407
    she plays so close to the lines, takes the ball very early, and just goes for her shots under extreme pressure. fun to watch.
     
    #1
  2. Max G.

    Max G. Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    4,380
    Kinda like Venus and Serena? :p
     
    #2
  3. jjames

    jjames Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    407
    serena and venus dont take ball as early or play as close to the lines, not to mention the errors.
     
    #3
  4. big ted

    big ted Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Messages:
    1,866
    i think she plays more like lendl. she plays pretty methodical and efficient and shes a clean ball striker and hits it hard
     
    #4
  5. jjames

    jjames Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    407
    funny, watching tonights match, lendl-changs french open match came to mind. maria handled it much better than lendl did though.
     
    #5
  6. The tennis guy

    The tennis guy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,625
    Look no further, Sharapova plays exactly like Seles used to play in early 90s.
     
    #6
  7. @wright

    @wright Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    3,567
    Sharapova's strokes are worlds ahead of Venus & S. She seems to go for more angles than they do, they just hit hard and go for the corners.
     
    #7
  8. driger

    driger Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    383
    sharapova s game is similiar to agassi, seles, or connors. she hits a little flatter ball than seles, and finishes more points at the net. and seems to have the never say die mentality of connors.
     
    #8
  9. Tenny

    Tenny Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,054
    Yup! I wanna see Seles 92 vs. Sharapova. That will be exciting!

    PS) I don't feel she is that hot or something (and she is too young). I am just glad b/c she's bring lots of excitement to the game and I love her attitude (especially the white on her eyes when she serves!) Now, I wish another Maria (Maria Kirilenko) good luck! Can she make some impact next year?

    T.
     
    #9
  10. VashTheStampede

    VashTheStampede Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Messages:
    593
    exciting...and loud.
     
    #10
  11. arosen

    arosen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2004
    Messages:
    2,101
    my favorite point of the match was when Maria decided to go to the net in the second set and so she did and after hitting some volleys she won a point or two. Seing a girl in such a big match, one set down, to have the "balls" to play net all of a sudden and win was AWESOME.
     
    #11

Share This Page