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Sharapova:"I'd love to kick some male player's a#@!!"

GQ Magazine
December 2004
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Women Of The Year Section

The first time we heard about Maria Sharapova, 17 and straight outta Siberia, we thought: Nyet again. We'd been suckered by this package before: Russian, tennis, teenage, blond, beautiful. Then we saw Maria play. Nuclear serve, ballistic ground strokes, razor finesse, jugular instinct-more Navratilova than Kournikova. She rolled into Wimbledon, waxed the previously unwaxable Serena Williams, and the aftershock was bigger than Sputnik.

Madison Avenue swooned. Leno Leno'd her. Today Today'd her. She freaked when Stella McCartney sent her a note and free sunglasses(free sunglasses!). "Overnight I became this huge deal," Sharapova recalls. But she earned it.

We've all gotten a little twisted lately about female athletes, rewarding ones who look like catwalk models before they accomplish anything. This year Sharapova set our priorities straight. Her talent was so precocious and ferocious it almost obfuscated her beauty.

We said almost. "If the guys think I'm cute, there's nothing wrong with that," Sharapova says. But the truth is, Maria Sharapova is determined to be the best woman tennis player in the world, and free sunglasses or not, she would rather impress guys at the workplace.

Asked if she'd want to play some male players on the tour, Sharapova shoots back: "Oh yeah! I'd love to kick their ass. They always think they're so over-the-top. I'd love to put them back on earth." Consider us grounded.






Just a question:

If she can barely beat an injured Serena then what makes her think she can beat a male pro? Even Serena cannot beat a male pro.

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I'll say this in public once. I miss serena so much. Fed is my favorite player but no one does it like her.

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Sounds like she's the one who thinks that she's "so over- the -top!" UUmm, Ova the top???

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Maria's played and won in Mixed. Hopefully she'll play some more.

And Patty Schnyder's beaten low-ranked male players in exhibitions. Mybe Maria will too.

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GQ Magazine
December 2004
Jason Gay

Women Of The Year Section

The first time we heard about Maria Sharapova, 17 and straight outta Siberia, we thought: Nyet again. We'd been suckered by this package before: Russian, tennis, teenage, blond, beautiful. Then we saw Maria play. Nuclear serve, ballistic ground strokes, razor finesse, jugular instinct-more Navratilova than Kournikova. She rolled into Wimbledon, waxed the previously unwaxable Serena Williams, and the aftershock was bigger than Sputnik.

Madison Avenue swooned. Leno Leno'd her. Today Today'd her. She freaked when Stella McCartney sent her a note and free sunglasses(free sunglasses!). "Overnight I became this huge deal," Sharapova recalls. But she earned it.

We've all gotten a little twisted lately about female athletes, rewarding ones who look like catwalk models before they accomplish anything. This year Sharapova set our priorities straight. Her talent was so precocious and ferocious it almost obfuscated her beauty.

We said almost. "If the guys think I'm cute, there's nothing wrong with that," Sharapova says. But the truth is, Maria Sharapova is determined to be the best woman tennis player in the world, and free sunglasses or not, she would rather impress guys at the workplace.

Asked if she'd want to play some male players on the tour, Sharapova shoots back: "Oh yeah! I'd love to kick their ass. They always think they're so over-the-top. I'd love to put them back on earth." Consider us grounded.






Just a question:

If she can barely beat an injured Serena then what makes her think she can beat a male pro? Even Serena cannot beat a male pro.

and the point of this thread is:

Again....demean Maria.

sad but true...Maria is really bigger than Serena now!
she even deserve a thread started by a serena fan!
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Um...didn't Serena say something similar once?
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and the point of this thread is:

Again....demean Maria.

sad but true...Maria is really bigger than Serena now!
she even deserve a thread started by a serena fan!
I saw this in esquire and decided to post her comments concerning her desire to kick a pro male player's ass. Considering that their is so much hooplah when ANY female player speaks about competing with a man, I thought this was info folks needed to know.

Are you afraid that Maria is not portrayed as the little poor girl from Russia with big city dreams?

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There's nothing wrong with wanting to do it. Realistically she won't ever be able to do it, but that isn't the point.
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Um...didn't Serena say something similar once?
When in doubt bring Serena into the controversy.

Let me clarify:

Serena joked with a tournament official to give her a wild card into a men's tournament, and it was big news.

If Serena would of said I would like to bring pro male tennis players down to earth and kick their ass she probably would of been kicked off the WTA.

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When in doubt bring Serena into the controversy.

Let me clarify:

Serena joked with a tournament official to give her a wild card into a men's tournament, and it was big news.

If Serena would of said I would like to bring pro male tennis players down to earth and kick their ass she probably would of been kicked off the WTA.
You mentioned Serena first, stupid. Where is the doubt? Maria can say what she likes.
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Maria can say what she likes.
DOUBLE STANDARD!! It's ok Willow, I expect nothing less from you.

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DOUBLE STANDARD!! It's ok Willow, I expect nothing less from you.
When have I ever suggested otherwise? Have you ever actually read any of my posts?
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Masha has fire! That's what's so great about her.

She's played a lot of guys at Bollettieri's already, so she knows a lot of what to expect. But she probably will play an exhibition against a lower-ranked guy at some time in the future.

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It showed that Maria is feminist.
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Maria's played and won in Mixed. Hopefully she'll play some more.

And Patty Schnyder's beaten low-ranked male players in exhibitions. Mybe Maria will too.
yeah, except he had a handicap of somesort, was ranked in the 1000s and only then could schnyder beat him in two tight sets...

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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