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Ted Robinson described Maria S. as a Tennis Great.

I was watching the Olympics last night and there was a young Chinese Speed Skater who moved to the US as a little girl that is now doing pretty well at speed skating, but he said that her story was similar to TENNIS GREAT Maria S. I almost fell out of my chair, she’s a TENNIS GREAT know. I guess Iva M, Myskina, Momo, and Kunesove (sp) is also, he just lowered the quieter for what it takes to be a Tennis Great. I guess anyone who wins one slam will be called a Tennis Great from now on.
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I think winning a grand slam is pretty great.
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i heard that too, and just assumed he was being overly dramatic to make it sound interesting, they'll say pretty much anything too keep the few viewers they have.
she's a great player, but perhaps only a tennis great to those that know nothing about tennis, or have only watched it a bit for the past 2 years.

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I heard that too, and I was like 'what'? Then I remembered you become a tennis great when you beat a

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I think winning a grand slam is pretty great.
Oh please of course it is, but to call the girl a Tennis Great oh no. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was coming down from his crack high when he said it, but stop the hype of Maria. she is far from being a Tennis Great. She has yet to prove that she is deserving of the title Grandslam Champion.
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She has yet to prove that she is deserving of the title Grandslam Champion.
Well she won a grand slam hence she deserves the title.

Seems fairly straightforward to me.
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I was watching the Olympics last night and there was a young Chinese Speed Skater who moved to the US as a little girl that is now doing pretty well at speed skating, but he said that her story was similar to TENNIS GREAT Maria S. I almost fell out of my chair, she’s a TENNIS GREAT know. I guess Iva M, Myskina, Momo, and Kunesove (sp) is also, he just lowered the quieter for what it takes to be a Tennis Great. I guess anyone who wins one slam will be called a Tennis Great from now on.
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You may be expecting a little too much from TV commentators. the title "great" is a little premature for Maria at this stage, but he was just waxing poetic and not really going for accuracy, which sports journalists don't strive for too often, anyway.
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You may be expecting a little too much from TV commentators. the title "great" is a little premature for Maria at this stage, but he was just waxing poetic and not really going for accuracy, which sports journalists don't strive for too often, anyway.

Well his credibility is shot then as a tennis journalist.
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Please note that as I pointed out in an earlier thread, she also describes herself as a great player. A little prematurely I believe.

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Well his credibility is shot then as a tennis journalist.
ROFLMAO.
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I think winning a grand slam is pretty great.
Why do you usually post what I'm thinking?
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She has yet to prove that she is deserving of the title Grandslam Champion.

Maria WON Wimbledon, making her a Grandslam Champion; much as some of you hate to admit. She doesn't have to "prove" anything.

Just another Maria-bashing thread, by some of the many usual suspects. They just can't stay away from Masha.

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