Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Shoulder Pad Heaven
The hate for Maria has gotten ridiculous
Boy, this is completely ludicrous now. Before, there was contempt for Maria. Now it seems to have bloomed into full-blown hatred. It's completely ridiculous.
GET THE HELL OVER IT MARIA HATERS.
She's a great player. Whether you like it or not.
I agree that her father is WAAAAAY over-the-top.
I agree that she's been used as a marketing tool a lot. But it's not like it's her fault that mother nature decided to make her attractive.
I agree that IMG is exploiting her and making bad decisions.
BUT THAT'S NO REASON for this intense, seething hate that exists around her. This YEC title win has pushed the situation from annoying and stupid and downright disgusting. What has she as a person done to deserve it? All she does is go out there and try her best to win, LIKE ANY PLAYER. And yet for some reason she is easily the most hated player on this board.
What I'd like to do is do a comparison to Svetlana Kuznetsova. They have taken almost identical routes this year. They both started out the year ranked in the 30's. They both won some smaller tournaments, and a first Grand Slam. And yet the only way people get talking about Svetlana is when she makes an "uncalled for" comment about another player. Maria can't walk down the bloody street without there being an article about it and 10,000 people queuing up to say why she's stupid. I just don't get it.
What about Martina Hingis? She was a young prodigy. She was attractive. She was everything Maria is (and more) and yet she's one of the most loved players. So why is Maria so hated?
Maria is going to be around for at least another 10 years (as long as she stays healthy, touch wood). You people are going to have to put up with her for a long time so I suggest you get over your childish hatred for her. Myself, and other Maria fans are absolutely sick of it.
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