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19 Mar 2007 - Craig Gabriel/TRN
Related AudioSharapova "so excited" to be playing Fed CupMaria Sharapova looks ahead to Russia's Fed Cup World Group tie against Spain in Moscow in April in which she will make her debut and talks about representing her nation, playing in Russia and in a team competition.


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mashas is so excited cause of the extra cash that she will get from Russian tennis fed, if they win

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Re: Interview: Sharapova "so excited" to be playing Fed Cup

Personally, I think the Fed Cup is pointless for lots of reasons, one of which is that tennis is a solo, personal sport. Fed Cup is fake, not remembered by the public, and a waste of effort. I'd rather see a 5th Slam. On another continent, on a different surface. I nominate China on fake grass, or carpet!
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She's a great liar I'll tell you that

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She's a great liar I'll tell you that
Actually she is not.




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Personally, I think the Fed Cup is pointless for lots of reasons, one of which is that tennis is a solo, personal sport. Fed Cup is fake, not remembered by the public, and a waste of effort. I'd rather see a 5th Slam. On another continent, on a different surface. I nominate China on fake grass, or carpet!
I enjoyed it years ago....when it was played in Germany over one week....
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Re: Interview: Sharapova "so excited" to be playing Fed Cup

I'd doubt she would play if Olympic representation wasn't linked to fed cup participation for Russian tennis.




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it's ridiculous how these players live and train in the US but then represent their former homeland in international competition. There should be a regulation which states in order to represent your country you need to spend x amount of time living there during the year.
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Did she take Venus' or Serena's place ?
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I'd doubt she would play if Olympic representation wasn't linked to fed cup participation for Russian tennis.
True.

Sharapova turned down every opportunity to play Fed Cup until now, when she HAS to be available to be Olympic eligible.

If she is really excited, she'll play all year, not just against Spain, who have no top 20 players.

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Re: Interview: Sharapova "so excited" to be playing Fed Cup

ok, ok.. she didn't seem too interested...
i'll tell you why i think that is this way:
*not because of lack of love for her country.
*because the other russians dont like her as much.
*because she was continuously playing semis finals etc so where to take the time from.
*because she doesnt seem to be a good team player though she won some doubles titles (but with vera and lil'masha who both like her)

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she wants to play now

*because of the olympic games. she always wanted to represent russia and win a gold medal since she was a kid
*because its good for her to play on court
*because of her schedule
*there are tons of other russians who can beat just anyone else


this should show this matter is a bit more complex...

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Re: Interview: Sharapova "so excited" to be playing Fed Cup

isnt it risky for Russia to take her now on team..I mean given her current form, esp if the tie is played on clay..

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