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AngieB 04-28-2013 01:11 PM

Can Maria Sharapova Repeat As French Open Champion in 2013?
 
Can Maria Sharapova repeat as French Open Champion in 2013? Discuss.

FedExpress17 04-28-2013 01:14 PM

I think she can. Statistically I think the French is Serena's worst slam (does she only have one singles title at Roland Garros?) The potential is there for a Serena upset and for Sharapova to retain her title.

Tanya 04-28-2013 02:08 PM

It will be a sad day in tennis if Maria Sharapova wins back-to-back French Open titles.

v-verb 04-28-2013 02:29 PM

I'm hoping Maria does. I can't stand Azarenka

kishnabe 04-28-2013 02:48 PM

Hope it is either Serena, Georges or Stosur.

Won't stand it if Sharapova or Azarenka win it.

Backbored 04-28-2013 02:51 PM

Yes I think she can. But giving how things have played out at the French, it’s anybody’s guess on who will hold the trophy.

Cfidave 04-28-2013 02:52 PM

Slim chance. Serena has her number, so does Azarenka. She will need some major help from the field to knock one or both out.

NEW_BORN 04-28-2013 04:54 PM

Please God NO!

cc0509 04-28-2013 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kishnabe (Post 7374460)
Hope it is either Serena, Georges or Stosur.

Won't stand it if Sharapova or Azarenka win it.

LOL. For sure it won't be either of those two.

cc0509 04-28-2013 04:59 PM

Sure, I don't see why Sharapova can't win the FO this year. If Serena loses earlier and Sharapova does not have to play Serena, Sharapova could easily win it. Even though Sharapova is a better clay court player than Serena is now, if they happen to meet in the final, I think Serena will beat her because of the match-up/mental issue. So Serena has to lose earlier imo for Sharapova to take the title.

Overdrive 04-28-2013 05:09 PM

There are no WTA clay court specialists on the tour. None.

So, it is fair game for anyone to win the French Open.

P.S. I'm hoping for Jelena. :cool:

FedererDropShot 04-28-2013 05:20 PM

Yeah she can :)

Hoping either Maria or Li Na takes it.

Those 2 are such great clay-courters.

Lukhas 04-28-2013 05:20 PM

Well, maybe. Depends of the draw and how the things uncoil. If she happens to meet a greedy Azarenka or S. Williams, it's not happening IMO. Maybe if Azarenka happens to meet S. Williams, wins and is tired and then Sharapova just grab the leftovers.

Ico 04-28-2013 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Overdrive (Post 7374764)
There are no WTA clay court specialists on the tour. None.

So, it is fair game for anyone to win the French Open.

P.S. I'm hoping for Jelena. :cool:

Errani, Vinci, Schiavone, and Suarez Navarro come to mind. The issue is that even their clay-suited games can't stand up to Serena's/Maria's rocket forehands.

HRB 04-28-2013 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tanya (Post 7374388)
It will be a sad day in tennis if Maria Sharapova wins back-to-back French Open titles.

"everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room"..Ani Difranco from.."Not a pretty girl".

GO MASHA!

NadalAgassi 04-28-2013 05:26 PM

Sure she can. Will she, probably not. As I said in another thread the womens French Open is a total crapshoot these days. There is no one specific player who has more than 20% shot to win probably. However she is probably one of only about 4 women with a 10% chance or better.

However as others have noted Serena must lose before they play for her to have any chance. Sharapova and Serena play there is only one possible outcome, especialy in a slam, and it doesnt matter where or when it is. The good news for her is it looks like they will be the 1st and 2nd seeds and cant meet until the final, increasing the likelihood they wont even play as one or both might well lose before then.

Tanya 04-28-2013 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HRB (Post 7374786)
"everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room"..Ani Difranco from.."Not a pretty girl".

GO MASHA!

Moot point considering Sharapova is far from being the prettiest female tennis player out there.


tennisbuck 04-28-2013 05:45 PM

the question is can. Obviously she "can". she already did it before. So i voted yes. Now will she? I don't know. But i think she will be one of the favorites

OddJack 04-28-2013 05:46 PM

I am watching him against Li right now and he is playing the best I have seen her play in quite some time.

When you ask the question you just look at her opponents, there is simply no one who can stop her, unless she gets into one of these streaks of bad serving days or injury she she should be able to defend her title.
She just beat Li convincingly and she is no joke on clay. She is my favorite to win it.

OddJack 04-28-2013 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HRB (Post 7374786)
"everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room"..Ani Difranco from.."Not a pretty girl".

GO MASHA!

I like that quote, and it is true I say.

Maria just has too many gifts given to her in this life.


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