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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2004, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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Please Read This Impartially!

I am not a Sharapova hater, in fact, I'm one of her fans! I think that Sharapova, along with Golovin, are the two players whom Serena, upon her retirement, will pass the baton to as tennis SUPERSTAR! The three of them have similar games and appeal to many groups of people.

HOWEVER, I can NO longer, as a TENNIS fan, allow all of this, "Maria is the best ever," nonsense to continue. I agree that one day soon, with lots of work, Maria can win more grand slams and maybe even be #1 in the world, but here are some reasons why Maria is in NO positon, yet, to be labeled, "THE BEST EVER!"

1. She has, apart from her Wimbledon glory (which stands right now to be labeled a, "One Slam Wonder") beaten only ONE top 10 player on the year, WHILE THEY WERE RANKED IN THE TOP 10: Dementieva in Rome in the Round of 32.

2. She has reached the quarterfinals or better in a whopping 6 events (including Wimbledon). However, on the year, she has played 15 (Korea will make #16, and if she doesn't win....GOD KNOWS!)

3. Three of her 4 career titles are Tier III's. That's all well and good for a 2-year rookie, BUT she has contested 6 of them.

Maria is good, but all of this pressure everyone is putting on her so early is causing her to give BULLSHIT excuses like, "I'm only 17." I'm sorry, but once you win the most prestigious grand slam near the time when most girls are freaking out about the SAT's and Jr. Prom, then you're gonna have losts of expectations...comes with the job. No I am not in her shoes, but perhaps instead of making excuses, she should WORK ON HER MENTAL ASPECTS. She has the capability of beating ANYONE, but until she fixes the one part of her body that won't drive men into raving erections (her BRAIN), she won't win another tournament.

YOU CAN DO IT MASHA!!!!

Career Grand Slam in your 20s? Been there done that. Career golden slam your 30s?
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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2004, 06:01 AM
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hate to break it to you but you kind of wasted you time writing that because all those 'insights' have already been stated about a thousand times.

i don't like sharapova but to me there seems to be more people posting about how wrong it is for everyone to say she is the greatest player than there are people actually saying it.
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Hpwever, ironically, I think had Sharapova lost in that Wimbledon Final, she would have kicked ass this summer on hardcourts and kicked some major ass at the USO this year. Wimbledon has stunted the natural progression of her game (I mean, look at her this year at the French Open - flawless until the QF).

She will be a bad bitch when she's Serena's age. Serena will have reitred, then I can be Maria's fan then!


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Who is saying Sharapova is the greatest ever? I've not heard that even once!!!

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I am reading this thread impartially..
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post #6 of 52 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2004, 07:43 AM
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...she would have kicked ass this summer on hardcourts and kicked some major ass at the USO this year...
I believe she'd do this hadn't she lost the heartbreaker @ San Diego. There her post-Wimbledon confidence was shattered IMHO.
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The age factor gets lost on many people. That she could do it at 17 says alot about a player's career. Hingis won at 16 and went on to win 5 slams, serena won at 17 and has won 6 and counting. Winning young allows for so much more, slumps included. Right now we watch Sveta at 19 and know there is still room for so much more. Personally I expect maria to win no less than 5 slams health permitting!

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I think too much is expected of Maria since she won wimbledon. I do expect her to win more slams although not for a couple of years. She says I'm 17 because everyone needs to realise that she is a young girl just building her career up.
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I read it partially. I'm a skimmer.
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to me there seems to be more people posting about how wrong it is for everyone to say she is the greatest player than there are people actually saying it.
Exactly!
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Who is saying Sharapova is the greatest ever? I've not heard that even once!!!
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Wasn't Davenport top 10 when she beat her???????

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I've never heard anyone say Maria is "the best ever", except Bandabou. I've heard people say she COULD be the best ever but that's just speculation.

After all, Maria is only seventeen.
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A lot of people in the media, commentators etc were saying shes the best thing ever. And saying it seriously too
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Somebody asked for me?! Of course Maria IS the greatest ever...Martina N herself said this and Tracy as well...didn´t you guys hear how she kept saying: I told ya, I told ya..

She´s been going through a rough patch lately, but those were at run of the mill tournaments. Wimbledon is the ONLY tournament that matters. Who cares about the San Diego´s, New Haven´s, U.s.open´s of this world?!

Maria won Wimbledon so she´s the greatest ever.

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