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The Maria Sharapova Tour Comeback Thread

From now on all future Sharapova WC announcements, player thoughts and any other comeback news should be posted in this thread.

We are trying to keep GM as clutter free as possible. And let's face it, there will be no shortage of Sharapova news over the next couple months

So, now we have a thread where everything about Maria's comeback can be discussed and debated in a civil manner. Please remember to keep your thoughts within forum rules, but also know that spirited discussions from both sides ( and those in the middle ) are welcome as well.

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Re: Maria Sharapova Makes Tour Comeback in Stuttgart

about fucking time, the tour is in shambles right now.
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Re: Maria Sharapova Makes Tour Comeback in Stuttgart

Really looking forward to her return on her "home ground"... she really owns Stuttgart...

Finally she is coming back... the tour needs you, Maria!
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Re: Maria Sharapova Makes Tour Comeback in Stuttgart

The French Open crowd will drag her.
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Re: Maria Sharapova Makes Tour Comeback in Stuttgart

About damn time!

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Predictable
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And haters thought she was gonna have to play qualies in some Chinese ITF
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Re: Maria Sharapova Makes Tour Comeback in Stuttgart

Good for her. Someone to give her lessons of reading mails before

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Re: Maria Sharapova Makes Tour Comeback in Stuttgart

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The French Open crowd will drag her.
She has no idea how bad it will be

We've already seen some usually nice audience this year, like biathlon audiences in Czech Rep, with some booing a russian winner because of the McLaren report. So if nice audiences do that, imagine what the Parisian audience has in store
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I hope she wins the RG trophy to spite the lot of them
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But 26 april, no?
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Re: Maria Sharapova Makes Tour Comeback in Stuttgart



The main draw starts on Monday April 24th. Her ban ends on Wednesday April 26th. For her to start the tournament on the 26th, they would presumably have to give her a first round bye.

Is it really allowed for a tournament to give a first round bye to an unseeded wild card to circumvent a doping ban?

Surely if a player is banned until April 26th, that should disqualify them from entering any tournament that starts before then.
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The main draw starts on Monday April 24th. Her ban ends on Wednesday April 26th. For her to start the tournament on the 26th, they would presumably have to give her a first round bye.

Is it really allowed for a tournament to give a first round bye to an unseeded wild card to circumvent a doping ban?
It says in the article her match will be scheduled on Wednesday. That is usual procedure in Stuttgart, as FC is the weekend before and a lot of R1 matches take place on Wednesday.

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She has no idea how bad it will be

We've already seen some usually nice audience this year, like biathlon audiences in Czech Rep, with some booing a russian winner because of the McLaren report. So if nice audiences do that, imagine what the Parisian audience has in store
"Nice" Czech audience? Total BS. They were booing Dahlmeier just for being their homegirl main rival. That 's not the way nice fans behave, you know.
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Re: Maria Sharapova Makes Tour Comeback in Stuttgart

The Stuggart people are nice

Friendly controlled indoor atmosphere where booing can't happen.

Hopefully she gets booed in the more hostile crowds later on in the year.
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