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San Diego Interview Pictures(Patty,Conchita,Mary,Masha,Kim,Lena,Nadia)

Maria makes scents

CARLSBAD – Get a whiff of this: “Maria” is ranked higher in Mexico than Maria Sharapova is in women's tennis.

“Maria” is the fragrance in which she has an interest that is named for the Russian tennis star. By her account, “Maria” is No. 1 in sales in Mexico and either No. 2 or No. 3 in Japan.

On the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, Sharapova is ranked No. 4. A year ago at about this time, on Aug. 22, she was ranked No. 1, but on the day she ascended to the pinnacle of the rankings, she suffered a right pectoralis muscle strain that blighted the remainder of her season.



“Last year was one of the toughest parts of my tennis career,” Sharapova said yesterday. “It was difficult. It was a time when you are trying to find answers, and you can't.”

Still, for her, tennis beats acting. Whether it beats making television commercials would be another matter; she has profited mightily from lending her regal presence to various products. “I can't say I don't like acting,” Sharapova said, “but I can't imagine a career when I have to spend 70 percent of my time in a trailer eating Snickers bars.”

(I guess that is what Maria thinks Serena does?)



Sharapova unburdened herself concerning any wish she might have to become a thespian during an “all-access hour” offered in conjunction with the opening shots in the Acura Classic. It's a time when the media can get together with a tournament's eight leading seeds.

Some of what developed yesterday:

Kim Clijsters continues to regard this as her final season in tennis. In her seventh year as a professional, she said that at 23 she no longer has the recuperative powers she once possessed. “I love the sport,” said the Belgian woman, the Acura's ranking seed, “but I don't want to risk the rest of my life for playing two or three years more.”

Mary Pierce is the Acura's defending champion, but she has not played for months because of a partially torn tendon in a foot.

“I'm coming here without expectations,” Pierce said. “I just want to go out and have a good time.”

Nadia Petrova, a crack cook, shared her chicken recipe. “Season the chicken with salt and pepper and rub olive oil on it. Put it in the oven at 400 degrees. From time to time, take it out. After 20 minutes,” she said, “I add potatoes.” For meeting with the media, Sharapova chose black exercise pants. She had her hair tied back by a black knit head band and wore earrings of the finest gold that were at least three inches long and were in an Asian motif. That woman knows what it means to be eclectic.

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Pierce confident in WTA return.

SAN DIEGO, United States (AFP) - Holder Mary Pierce is expecting few surprises as she returns to tennis for the first time since February, defending her title at this week's San Diego WTA tournament.

"I don't think the tour has changed too much in the time I've been away," said the sixth-seeded Frenchwoman who lifted the title here a year ago when she beat Japan's Ai Sugiyama.

"Martina (Hingis) is back and she's really been making a difference. But other than that, not a lot has changed."

Pierce, 31 and ranked ninth, last played as she lost the final of the Paris Indoors nearly six months ago to Amelie Mauresmo. A torn ligament in her right foot kept the two-time Grand Slam finalist busy with rest and rehabilitation.

But Pierce kept in synch with the tennis world, amazed as Mauresmo claimed the Wimbledon title.

"It was excellent," said Pierce, playing now without coaching from her brother David, who has stepped away from the game for the moment and is remaining in Paris.

"It was amazing to see her win Wimbledon, which I don't think anyone expected. I know how much it meant to her to win that event."

As she tests herself for the first time, Pierce is carrying realistically few expectations into the San Diego hardcourt week.

"Of course it would be great to defend my title, but at the same time I'm coming here without any expectations.

"I want to enjoy myself out on the court and hopefully be pleasantly surprised."

Pierce, who did her rehabilitation in Paris, was in Florida last week hitting with her one-time estranged father Jim.

"I guess I'm a bit like Roger Federer, I'm not totally alone here. But I know my game pretty well and what I need to do.

"I would prefer to have my brother here but he decided to take a break."

Pierce called herself "excited and happy."

"It's nice to come back to one of my favourite events, it's a beautiful place to play," she said of the golf resort setting which looks likely to lose the tournament after 2007 in a dispute over a larger stadium.

The Frenchwoman said that much of her time in Paris was spent healing.

"I've done pretty well to stay active. I don't really feel that I've been out of it for that long.

"I tried to keep a normal schedule in the gym and treatment with the Physios. I've been very busy even if I haven't been playing tournaments."

Pierce said that she had hoped to return in time for Roland Garros but suffered a leg injury which set back her progress.

"I started to hit before the French, but I had to take another break. Coming back from a foot injury like I had, you have to build up to it slowly. I'm excited to be playing again."
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Allez Mary! You are sure going to surprise a lot of people. I dont understand how David needs a break. She hasnt played for 5 months. Im sure training in Florida isnt too hard for him.

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Nadia's chicken sounds delicious
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anyone know when the pics are coming? can we please get them? thanks!

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anyone know when the pics are coming? can we please get them? thanks!
I am waiting for WTA tour to upload them
when I add them, I will change the title of the thread so you will know
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mary so great to have you back and healthy!

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Nadia the cook



Elena / Patty
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Nadia looks tanned

Dementieva looking like a doll as always
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Lovely pics




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any pics of maria?

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Mary, your are back too.. and so welcome!!!...
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nadia looks like crap. elena looks goofy. patty looks like she's about to laugh.

dementieva + sharapova + bartoli + chakvetadze
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