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Why does America like Maria?

She is Russian and has a lot of Asiatic background. Why does America like her? They should be supporting the Williams.
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She is Russian and has a lot of Asiatic background. Why does America like her? They should be supporting the Williams.

Because she's blond and white, somewhat attractive, and virtually has no Russian accent. Plus, Americans are suckers for a Cinderella story...then again, isn't everyone?

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Says who she's "white", her grand grand grand grand grand daddy is probably Mongol.

PS: I hate dragging this "race" stuff into discussion.
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they don't support her as you think , they support Williams more which is normal .
here in Armenia we support and love her and all russian team , go team Russia
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She is Russian and has a lot of Asiatic background. Why does America like her? They should be supporting the Williams.
Can't they like both? There seems to be a lot of support for the WS in America. Isn't that why they're opening the evening sessions with back to back Williams Sisters?

I'm going to have to stay up past midnight to watch them both on Monday night. Can't wait.
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Because Maria is what being an American is about. She came here from a poor birthland, were there just wasnt much oppertunity, and she came here to find it, she did. America likes to be reminded that it is these stories that started the country in the first place. Maria also SPEAKS just like any native born American. I grew up here in Florida, and I swear she sounds like my sister.

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She is Russian and has a lot of Asiatic background. Why does America like her? They should be supporting the Williams.
America doesn't like Sharapova. That's what Larry Scott would like people to think. I bet 99.9% of Americans don't even know who she is.

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E) All of the above

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Because Maria is what being an American is about. She came here from a poor birthland, were there just wasnt much oppertunity, and she came here to find it, she did. America likes to be reminded that it is these stories that started the country in the first place. Maria also SPEAKS just like any native born American. I grew up here in Florida, and I swear she sounds like my sister.
when I heard her speaking russian, it was also very well. I mean my mum even said it.

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I noticed that most haters of her comes from America , she's kind , I don't know why they seem to be the most country to hate her , may be cause she's Russian and came from poor background , I know Americans from msn , most of them watch tennis for the Williams , and we here in east Europe loves Masha a lot and all Russian players .
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Maria is practically American. She has no Russian accent or any accent for that matter and she's spent most of her life in the States if I'm not mistaken. Like one Russian tennis player put it, she's a passport Russian.
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I noticed that most haters of her comes from America , she's kind , I don't know why they seem to be the most country to hate her , may be cause she's Russian and came from poor background , I know Americans from msn , most of them watch tennis for the Williams , and we here in east Europe loves Masha a lot and all Russian players .
beacuse she's more popular than their AMERICAN favs

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Maria is practically American. She has no Russian accent or any accent for that matter and she's spent most of her life in the States if I'm not mistaken. Like one Russian tennis player put it, she's a passport Russian.
she said that her heart is in russia. she's only in america for tennis. that's it.

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America likes it's sporting heroes to get down and get "dirty" occasionally. Maria seems to enjoy a good scrap - with all the bullshit fist-pumps, vamos and 'come-on's, and she looks sensational on-court. It's why they have had soo much trouble selling Fed to the yanks for years - he just wins too damn easily.
Can you imagine the $ndorsements Justine would get in America, if she looked like Maria?
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I wonder what language she uses to keep track of scores during matches? Russian or English?
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