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Sharapova slams Azarenka for blaming WTA rules

* Sharapova causes stir over Azarenka withdrawal
* Azarenka says seeking more protection of players' rights

Russia's Maria Sharapova caused a stir at the Italian Open on Friday when she questioned Victoria Azarenka's claim that she had been forced to quit to protect her ranking.

Azarenka won her first match against Shahar Peer, but then immediately pulled out of the tournament, citing a right shoulder injury.

On Friday, Azarenka said via Twitter that she had to play in the first game in order to protect her position at the top of the world rankings.

However, Sharapova said the Belarussian was "injured more than anyone" and was often seen "practising two days later".

"I was conflicted and disappointed to withdraw from Rome," Azarenka said. "I tried my hardest but I wasn't healthy going into the tournament.

"If WTA rules were different then I could have focused on getting healthy, but I could not afford another zero pointer on my ranking.

"Hopefully in the future there will be more protection for players' rights."

A "zero pointer" means players have to include that particular tournament in their ranking calculations and cannot replace it with another.
Sharapova said Azarenka had a history of injuries and withdrawals.

"She's been injured more than anyone and still stayed number one," Sharapova said.

"Last year I think she had more injuries than anyone else. Sometimes she'll withdraw and then you'll see her practising two days later."

Sharapova, who had to take almost a year off because of a shoulder surgery, said staying fit was more important to her than paying a fine or losing points.

"For me, if I'm injured, then it doesn't matter how much the fine is, I am not going to play," she said.

"My body and my health are the most important things and if you lose points or have a fine, I don't care about that."

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Ouch.
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Maria is a true champion, Azafakea needs to sit down.


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Are you sure she wasn't talking about Jankovic?

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"For me, if I'm injured, then it doesn't matter how much the fine is, I am not going to play," she said.

"My body and my health are the most important things and if you lose points or have a fine, I don't care about that."

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Are you sure she wasn't talking about Jankovic?
Who? I think she got the last name right this time around
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wow bitchpova
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Are you sure she wasn't talking about Jankovic?
no, her last name is Azarenka

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There's nothing bitchy about this, complete truth. what was bitchy were azarenka's bratty tweets, she's such a little girl
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Wow Maria. lol
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Maria is just stating facts.

not slamming anyone.

this time around.

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I thought this was about Fake's grunts, now that would've been something.

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slam it like it is Maria

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Re: Sharapova slams Azarenka for blaming WTA rules

This is the most explicit and expansive a statement I ahve ever seen Maria make toward another player.

it is seems like she has been wating for this chance to give Vika hell

I see madmx vs. Vikapower to pick up the surrogate fight from here on

Let the firework begin
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Re: Sharapova slams Azarenka for blaming WTA rules

Some interviewer ought to call Radwanska and let her comment aswell

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