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Interesting Comment from Sharapova about her match.

"I didnt play that well. If I had to give myself points from one to 10, I would give myself a three."


I like Sharapova, but isn't this the same kind of comment that drew LEGIONS of protests from Anti-Serena fans?


Is there a double standard on the board? I'm confused. .. why is it ok for Sharapova to give a fair assessment of her game but not Serena?

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Sharapova is def taking pages out of the sernea wiliams handbook haha good to see the younger generation copy those before them

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Well it was to be expected I mean how can anyone lose to Elena Dementieva eh!! and I mean Masha is aparantly unbeatable ,right ok , the Titanic was unsinkable but that didnt stop it sinking.
The only Difference i can see between those two coments was having watched wimbledon 2004 final I can Honestly say totally unbiased that Serena WAS only playing about 40% her best ,simple as that whereas today I really feel the Better player on the day won ,the world number 6 ,not so unimaginable is it?? I mean Lena now has some kind of a serve now, so of course shes dangerous and Masha should try being a little more gracious in Defeat NO player is unbeatable NO match is ever a dead cert ,To answer the question posted earlier by someone on GM "who can stop Masha" well just about anyone playing on the tour actually ,if they are having a good day and Masha aint!! I mean Mashona Washington did didnt she!! so Masha grow up and just admit u were beaten by a better player today!

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"I didnt play that well. If I had to give myself points from one to 10, I would give myself a three."


I like Sharapova, but isn't this the same kind of comment that drew LEGIONS of protests from Anti-Serena fans?


Is there a double standard on the board? I'm confused. .. why is it ok for Sharapova to give a fair assessment of her game but not Serena?
Exactly. I agree 100% with your point of view. It shows that the scrutiny that Serena gets is highly unjustified.

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"I didnt play that well. If I had to give myself points from one to 10, I would give myself a three."

I like Sharapova, but isn't this the same kind of comment that drew LEGIONS of protests from Anti-Serena fans?

Is there a double standard on the board? I'm confused. .. why is it ok for Sharapova to give a fair assessment of her game but not Serena?
It's not ok don't even to Masha and not to Serena
The both players alwyas have some excuse on hand after a lose
Like I said many times: "I think that not that hard said that someone was better than you and that someone beat you"

But should say that I will give you a 3 for this comment...a -3

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Maria was 3 out of 10 at this press conference

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Honestly, I think that Sharapova is entitled to give her own fair assessment of the match. If she thinks she played poorly, she may have. I just don't understand why it seems like this comment is being handled differently.

Is there a double standard?

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Pureracket, show me a post where someone says "What Maria said is OK, what Serena said is wrong".
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"I didnt play that well. If I had to give myself points from one to 10, I would give myself a three."


I like Sharapova, but isn't this the same kind of comment that drew LEGIONS of protests from Anti-Serena fans?


Is there a double standard on the board? I'm confused. .. why is it ok for Sharapova to give a fair assessment of her game but not Serena?

I agree that players should rather congratulate their opponent for playing well than say they themselves played poorly. However, I also think Maria could have said about anything and it would still be wrong for some of you.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pureracket
"I didnt play that well. If I had to give myself points from one to 10, I would give myself a three."


I like Sharapova, but isn't this the same kind of comment that drew LEGIONS of protests from Anti-Serena fans?


Is there a double standard on the board? I'm confused. .. why is it ok for Sharapova to give a fair assessment of her game but not Serena?
I admit I have had a few digs at Serena for doing exactly the same sort of quotes that are now flowing out of the mouth of the Mashamiracle, the only difference is Serena usually works in percentages, whereas the Mashameter is doing marks out of ten
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Pureracket, show me a post where someone says "What Maria said is OK, what Serena said is wrong".
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The "silence" of the same mobsters that protested Serena's comments is where the "double standard" is.

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Pureracket, show me a post where someone says "What Maria said is OK, what Serena said is wrong".

Don't ask it that....you are being WAY too logical.
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Is there a double standard on the board? I'm confused. .. why is it ok for Sharapova to give a fair assessment of her game but not Serena?
Look it's been what, five or six years of this? What are you confused about? A lot of the negative comments Serena gets are because of race, the people saying them just don't want to admit it. Remember all the posts about not liking 'power tennis' being the objection to the Williams sisters? Don't see many of those either anymore.

The board is no different than the rest of the world. There IS a double standard, but so what? Serena's not hurting. If she retires right now she's one of the ten best female singles players in the open era. And while you have every right to point out the double standard, don't expect it to change, or for that matter, for certain people to even admit it exists. And for the love of God, if you're actually confused about this, you haven't been paying attention.

The comments themselves, incidentally, are fine in the case of both players.

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I agree that players should rather congratulate their opponent for playing well than say they themselves played poorly. However, I also think Maria could have said about anything and it would still be wrong for some of you.
I agree.

I think this entire thread was begun with the intention of drawing negative attention to Maria with the footnote of discussing how Serena has been "wronged".

Seems pretty AOL'ish if you ask me.
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