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Sharapova classy in defeat, can't say that about some of her main rivals out there

Didn't complain about the opponent, didn't make it all about herself, gave credit where it was due.. All signs of a maturing individual. I am not a big fan of her game (at least not right now, she had truly impressed me in wimbledon 2004) but I respect how she's improving as a person. Can't say that about other players whose games are impressive but really have to learn a thing or two as human beings.
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This better not turn into what I think you are baiting...............
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Yes, I'm no fan either, but she is dignified in defeat.
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This better not turn into what I think you are baiting...............
Perhaps it makes Yonex feel better about Maria losing in that cupcake draw.

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I'm pretty sure you could have applauded Maria and her classy exit interview without having to give it more importance by downing other un-named players. It only served to downgrade Maria's interview.

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I'm pretty sure you could have applauded Maria and her classy exit interview without having to give it more importance by downing other un-named players. It only served to downgrade Maria's interview.
Why did it downgrade Maria's interview? "classy" imo is a relative term, if everyone did what she did, then i wouldn't have called her classy.. guilt much?
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She lost!

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Why did it downgrade Maria's interview? "classy" imo is a relative term, if everyone did what she did, then i wouldn't have called her classy.. guilt much?
Anytime you compare it downgrades or upgrades depending on what you're trying to accomplish. Is Maria's interview good only when compared to another player's? Because that's where you went seeing as how the motivation didn't seem to be about praising Maria only. The guilt is all yours I'm afraid.

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Uhmmm, her main rivals haven't lost yet, they are all on better side of the draw

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Abayen I hope this isnt a side step attack on the Williams Sisters just because ya girl lost today.....

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Anytime you compare it downgrades or upgrades depending on what you're trying to accomplish. Is Maria's interview good only when compared to another player's? Because that's where you went seeing as how the motivation didn't seem to be about praising Maria only. The guilt is all yours I'm afraid.
My motivation is very clear. Praising her and calling out others who can't seem to be a little more gracious in loss. Nothing to hide here. So yeah your logic/statement is pointless.
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Oh please don't open up this can of worms...

Sharapova / Bartoli / Azarenka / Rezaï
Cornet / Karatantcheva / Kirilenko
Safina / Dulko / Görges / Shvedova
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My motivation is very clear. Praising her and calling out others who can't seem to be a little more gracious in loss. Nothing to hide here. So yeah your logic/statement is pointless.
Your statements are actually the pointless ones. Maria is classy because players A, B, C aren't. The fact that you have Maria not classy on her own merits is cool, so I guess in a round about way you did have a point

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Abayen I hope this isnt a side step attack on the Williams Sisters just because ya girl lost today.....
For One, Attack is too strong a word.
Second, It's just a commentary on all players out there who can't handle defeat calmly.
THird, Sharapova is not my girl!

I like all these players.
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Q. Your dad left after 5-3 in the third set.
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Um. Lies. Delusions. Insanity. Classy
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