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Why Attack Sharapova For Being #1????

Lemme guess.

The green-eyed monster is on the loose. Yep, that's it.

But seriously, she is a grand slam champion, winner of Wimbledon and the YEC's. What's scary is she will only improve. When you look at Maria Sharapova, you are seeing the future of women's tennis. She will usher a few of the current top ten into retirement while her career is in full swing.

Maria isn't my favorite tennis player, but she deserves respect for being #1 at such a young age. And those of you that pick her bones dry will never be able to accomplish in your lifetime what she has by age 18.

There are only two players in my opinion which can challenge Maria during her reign: Justine Henin-Hardenne and Serena Williams.
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Way to make another one of these :retard: threads...
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Way to make another one of these :retard: threads...
Well, considering how much you participate in them, I guess you know what that makes you....
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Way to make another one of these :retard: threads...
Serena fan :retard:
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Don't get so amped up about Maria being hated on. Every player goes through it. Serena did, Justine did, Venus - everyone who's been number one has always come under scrutiny. It will pass with time.

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mm i am not sure why she is attacked or any of the top players,,i guess being up there your a target and if your not up there ..no one cares enough to comment to much.
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Serena fan :retard:
And you're calling RenaSlam a retard?? Take a good look in the mirror.

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Don't get so amped up about Maria being hated on. Every player goes through it. Serena did, Justine did, Venus - everyone who's been number one has always come under scrutiny. It will pass with time.
There is a lot of truth to your words. It just seems odd that people don't applaud a youngster for achieving something that is rare for someone her age. Like I said, I'm not a huge Maria fan, but its disheartening that people hate so much, just because their personal fav tennis players aren't number one.
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2 words: HATER and ATION=HATERATION

But that will subside IF (and only IF) she can back it up by winning the US Open or the Oz on January (although doubtful she'll stay #1 by year end). She must, must, must win at least 3 more tournaments if she doesn't win the US Open to cease any hateration...but some will still hate.

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2 words: HATER and ATION=HATERATION

But that will subside IF (and only IF) she can back it up by winning the US Open or the Oz on January (although doubtful she'll stay #1 by year end). She must, must, must win at least 3 more tournaments if she doesn't win the US Open to cease any hateration...but some will still hate.
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Well said.
Aren't all of my posts?

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re: thread like this..
If i was to say that years ago in my prime if it wastn for injury i could beat both the william sisters, and the 2 belgians and anyone else that came along, id be writin off as joking oir a fool BUT if i exchanged "I could beat" for say "sharapova could beat"
half the people here would lose there minds.........

true or false who cares...worse part the later would be closer to truth than former.
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My theory is that its the "coronation" aspect of this event drawing resentment, where the WTA (which is supposed 2B totally neutral) has been shamelessly salivating about it.
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But seriously, she is a grand slam champion, winner of Wimbledon and the YEC's.
Make that former-grand slam champion, and past-winner of Wimbledon. Also, allow for one other thing. This is the fifth recent #1 who didn't hold a GS title, following Hingis, Davenport (several times), Mauresmo and Clijsters. All the other 'slamless #1's were attacked as well.

The over all reason is that people hold the mistakent impression that being raked #1 implies you're the best player on the tour. In almost any other sport, this would be true. In tennis, it isn't.

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