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« Reply #4960 on: June 23, 2011, 03:33:19 PM »
Maria will try again tomorrow and with a lot more chance of getting on as she will now be 1st match of the day vs Laura Robson on Court 1.

GO GO GO MARIA!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
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« Reply #4961 on: June 24, 2011, 09:10:22 AM »
Extremely tough match for Maria today and not her best performance by a long way but a win all the same as she comes through Laura Robson 7/6(4), 6/3 :yahoo: :grind dance: :applause: Laura Robson came out there with the nothing to lose attitude and played absolutely fantastic tennis considering where she's at right now with her tennis and played many times above herself today, all credit to her she was fantastic and used that left handed serve to fantastic effect, especially on the ad side of the court. Maria had a few struggles today with her serve at a few stages of the match but got it back under control as the 1st set got to the crucial stage and throughout much of the 2nd set, at times it was a big weapon for Maria, whereas other times it was a little inconsistent. But a win Maria needed to just get against a danger player who could just swing away and straight into the 3rd round tomorrw against Zakopalova :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Oh and in 2004 when Maria won the title here she actually beat a Brit in the 2nd round here so maybe this is a good sign :))
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« Reply #4962 on: June 24, 2011, 09:16:03 AM »
Maria sees off battling Robson :yahoo: :grind dance: :applause:

BATTLING Brit Laura Robson crashed out of Wimbledon as she was outclassed 7-6 6-3 by Maria Sharapova.

The 17-year-old starlet impressed as she pushed Sharapova all the way in the first set, with the No4 seed winning 7-4 in a tiebreak.

Sharapova, who won at SW19 seven years ago, showed her superior ability in the second set.

Robson had no answer for the Russian's power - although she did break her serve twice.

Holding her own service games proved to be the biggest issue.

Despite a late surge as she went from 5-1 down to 5-3 down, Robson could not claw back the difference.

Sharapova sealed the match with a devastating serve down the middle which Robson could not return.

Elena Baltacha earlier lost 4-6 6-2 7-5 to No20 seed Peng Shuai, meaning both remaining British women had been knocked out.

Elsewhere, top seed Caroline Wozniacki needed just over an hour to beat Virginie Razzano 6-1 6-3.
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« Reply #4963 on: June 24, 2011, 09:16:51 AM »
Tennis-Sharapova spoils British party :yahoo: :grind dance: :applause:

Maria Sharapova overcame Briton Laura Robson and a partisan crowd on Number One court to reach the Wimbledon third round on Friday.

The Russian former champion won 7-6 6-3 but the 17-year-old Robson, world number 254, delighted the home fans by roaring into a 4-1 lead in the first set.

Fifth seed Sharapova grew increasingly tetchy as the crowd sensed a huge upset but she fought back to force a tiebreak which she won 7-4.

Left-hander Robson continued to produce the odd brilliant winner but she could not live with Sharapova's power and the Russian completed victory in one hour 48 minutes.
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« Reply #4964 on: June 24, 2011, 09:18:19 AM »
Lots of pictures of Maria from her 2nd round win over Laura Robson at Wimbledon :)

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« Reply #4965 on: June 24, 2011, 09:19:17 AM »
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« Reply #4966 on: June 24, 2011, 09:20:22 AM »
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« Reply #4967 on: June 24, 2011, 09:20:44 AM »
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« Reply #4968 on: June 24, 2011, 09:21:09 AM »
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« Reply #4969 on: June 24, 2011, 09:21:35 AM »
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« Reply #4970 on: June 24, 2011, 09:22:01 AM »
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