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Sharapova's not daddy's girl anymore

Sharapova's not daddy's girl anymore

By Dave James

PARIS (AFP) ó The Maria Sharapova story: Part two, is missing one of its leading men from the fairytale's first chapter - father Yuri.

But the Russian star is getting used to not having the man around despite him famously accompanying her on her life-changing journey to Florida, and eventual super-stardom, when she was only nine.

"After I won my third Grand Slam, he said, 'Look, I like hiking and skiing a lot, and he wanted to pursue that," said Sharapova.

"So he's currently enjoying his life, and I think he really deserves it. He was training with us in Florida and Los Angeles in the last couple of months when I was getting back and practicing a lot and playing matches.

"But I don't think you'll see him at too many tournaments. It's not so strange as most of last year he didn't come to a majority of the events."

Yuri Sharapov has ceded coaching duties to former tour player Michael Joyce who has worked constantly with the Russian to get her back on tour after her agonising 10-month lay-off, recovering from shoulder surgery.

All that work paid dividends on Wednesday when the former world number one battled for over two hours to see off compatriot Nadia Petrova 6-2, 1-6, 8-6 to reach the French Open last 32.

Sharapova, who came into Paris with her ranking at 102, said she used her absence from the tour as a motivation to increase her workload and that watching from the sidelines proved to be the impetus she needed, even if it meant training at strange hours of the day.

"At the beginning of the year it actually motivated me more than anything. I'd be in my hotel room in Phoenix and it would be like 11:00 p.m. and I'd watch a match and I'd be so motivated from the girls playing I'd go to the gym," she said.

"It would be dark outside and I'd ask them to open the gym so I could work out."

Sharapova has now played two three-set matches at Roland Garros as she steps up her push to win the only Grand Slam title she has never won with a semi-final run in 2007 her best performance.

The next round should, in theory, be a slightly easier afternoon's work with Kazakh qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova her opponent before a potential quarter-final clash with Venus Williams further down the line.

"I think these types of matches are really important for me and for my game," explained Sharapova.

"Obviously I'm spending a little bit more time out there than I want to, but I think I'm learning so many new things, as well.

"When you haven't played for such a long time, when you get back out there, and you're put in these situations, many things come back to you.

"I think this was a great match where I had to fight my way through many, many challenges, and I did."

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YES! No more Yuri!

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Lots of parents travel with their tennis pro kids for their entire careers. Look at Dementieva, Jankovic, and the Williams. Lots of others don't. What's the big deal here?
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oh damn.. bashin her will never be the same


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Maria us REAL Fans believe you coming back and work so hard.
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I think that Yuri being absent was inevitable sooner or later. I`m glad to hear that he`s relaxing and enjoying himself these days. However i miss seeing him at the matches. Maybe it`s just me, but i liked seeing Yuri at Maria`s matches.

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Lots of parents travel with their tennis pro kids for their entire careers. Look at Dementieva, Jankovic, and the Williams. Lots of others don't. What's the big deal here?
It's not a big deal. But considering in the past people have tried to portray Yuri as this psycho who controls Maria's every move, this is probably a big deal for them.

Yuri was slowly not going to all of Maria's tournaments outside of Slams since last year.

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AAAAAaaaawwwww....
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She looks and sounds so mature.
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i think thats good for her during matches, he was quite clearly against her when she was losing when the last thing she needed was to look up and see him looking pissed off/abusing her

plus this way she can get coaching off michael joyce, bananas anyone?
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When he did that throat slash right after Henin's 35 match win streak ended, I figured Maria was crazy to want that as part of how people remember her.
So I'm not surprised.

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Interesting article, thanks for posting!

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The new chapter of her career began in Warsaw two weeks ago
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