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Thumbs down I Don't Know How Anyone Could Possibly Defend Sharapova's Actions

she clearly held her racket up, put her arm up to her face, and backed away from the baseline, and then denied doing such. i wouldn't have shaken her hand if i was shahar peer.

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Whoever defend Sharapova in this action needs to be banned forever on this board.

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she clearly held her racket up, put her arm up to her face, and backed away from the baseline, and then denied doing such. i wouldn't have shaken her hand if i was shahar peer.

amazing.
Man, Maria has NO character. What's next for her? Cutting off her family and drinking only orange juice?
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She did not hold up her racket. She lifted up her elbow to wipe her face. Peer was in the middle of serving, thus had the ball gone in, Maria would have lost the point. It was her choice, she might have thought that she would have recovered in time, she might have not. I think that Maria can do a lot wrong, and I think that this situation could be handled better. But I am defending her because people are calling her a bitch, indespicable, etc. I am defending her because the reactions she is getting from this incident, small as it is, is unwarranted and unfair. I am defending her because I know that there is a double standard on this board, and that had it been a lesser player or a less envied player who did this, there could be reactions, but it would be nowhere near what the reactions here would have been. This is like the 5th or 6th thread on this incident. It's not warranted. It was a point in a game that Peer won. It had nothing to do with the outcome. It is arguable who was in the wrong, because Peer was the one who stopped the serve and then quickly went and served again without seeing if her opponent was ready. You cannot just serve really quickly and expect that your opponent will be ready. If you do, then you better get that serve in, because if you double fault, you cannot just say that your opponent was not ready and try to get another shot. That to me is also gamesmanship and bad sportsmanship. It goes both ways, but everyone is vilifying Maria because she is Maria. So there, I am not defending Maria because I have no morals, but because I understand that different situations and actions deserve different reactions, and that each side has their own explaination.

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she clearly held her racket up, put her arm up to her face
Yeah. Maria didn't ready and Shahar served. Shockingly!
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She did not hold up her racket. She lifted up her elbow to wipe her face. Peer was in the middle of serving, thus had the ball gone in, Maria would have lost the point. It was her choice, she might have thought that she would have recovered in time, she might have not. I think that Maria can do a lot wrong, and I think that this situation could be handled better. But I am defending her because people are calling her a bitch, indespicable, etc. I am defending her because the reactions she is getting from this incident, small as it is, is unwarranted and unfair. I am defending her because I know that there is a double standard on this board, and that had it been a lesser player or a less envied player who did this, there could be reactions, but it would be nowhere near what the reactions here would have been. This is like the 5th or 6th thread on this incident. It's not warranted. It was a point in a game that Peer won. It had nothing to do with the outcome. It is arguable who was in the wrong, because Peer was the one who stopped the serve and then quickly went and served again without seeing if her opponent was ready. You cannot just serve really quickly and expect that your opponent will be ready. If you do, then you better get that serve in, because if you double fault, you cannot just say that your opponent was not ready and try to get another shot. That to me is also gamesmanship and bad sportsmanship. It goes both ways, but everyone is vilifying Maria because she is Maria. So there, I am not defending Maria because I have no morals, but because I understand that different situations and actions deserve different reactions, and that each side has their own explaination.
All this aside, it was clear Maria wasn't ready, she should have said something.
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She did not hold up her racket. She lifted up her elbow to wipe her face. Peer was in the middle of serving, thus had the ball gone in, Maria would have lost the point. It was her choice, she might have thought that she would have recovered in time, she might have not. I think that Maria can do a lot wrong, and I think that this situation could be handled better. But I am defending her because people are calling her a bitch, indespicable, etc. I am defending her because the reactions she is getting from this incident, small as it is, is unwarranted and unfair. I am defending her because I know that there is a double standard on this board, and that had it been a lesser player or a less envied player who did this, there could be reactions, but it would be nowhere near what the reactions here would have been. This is like the 5th or 6th thread on this incident. It's not warranted. It was a point in a game that Peer won. It had nothing to do with the outcome. It is arguable who was in the wrong, because Peer was the one who stopped the serve and then quickly went and served again without seeing if her opponent was ready. You cannot just serve really quickly and expect that your opponent will be ready. If you do, then you better get that serve in, because if you double fault, you cannot just say that your opponent was not ready and try to get another shot. That to me is also gamesmanship and bad sportsmanship. It goes both ways, but everyone is vilifying Maria because she is Maria. So there, I am not defending Maria because I have no morals, but because I understand that different situations and actions deserve different reactions, and that each side has their own explaination.
I agree. But I think you should just give it up. It will be a waste of your precious time and energy. You should keep some to defend Masha tomorrow when she wins again. These haters are They would bash Maria for slightest of things.

Gosh...to get all these hate. Maria, you must be doing something right...go gal!
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She did not hold up her racket.
did you see the video?, she clearly did hold up her racket.

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She did not hold up her racket. She lifted up her elbow to wipe her face. Peer was in the middle of serving, thus had the ball gone in, Maria would have lost the point. It was her choice, she might have thought that she would have recovered in time, she might have not. I think that Maria can do a lot wrong, and I think that this situation could be handled better. But I am defending her because people are calling her a bitch, indespicable, etc. I am defending her because the reactions she is getting from this incident, small as it is, is unwarranted and unfair. I am defending her because I know that there is a double standard on this board, and that had it been a lesser player or a less envied player who did this, there could be reactions, but it would be nowhere near what the reactions here would have been. This is like the 5th or 6th thread on this incident. It's not warranted. It was a point in a game that Peer won. It had nothing to do with the outcome. It is arguable who was in the wrong, because Peer was the one who stopped the serve and then quickly went and served again without seeing if her opponent was ready. You cannot just serve really quickly and expect that your opponent will be ready. If you do, then you better get that serve in, because if you double fault, you cannot just say that your opponent was not ready and try to get another shot. That to me is also gamesmanship and bad sportsmanship. It goes both ways, but everyone is vilifying Maria because she is Maria. So there, I am not defending Maria because I have no morals, but because I understand that different situations and actions deserve different reactions, and that each side has their own explaination.
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Her actions are not that good. If she's happy of her actions , good for her.

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I won't defend her but i still like her... people makes mistakes
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She did not hold up her racquet to signal Peer to stop, she was just wiping her face...
She did not signal Peer in anyway....
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That is so much like sharapova...... No character, no manirs.....

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