Alot of Sharapova's fans don't really need much of an excuse to be shall we say a bit on the cocky side. But the fact that their girl is playing such dominate tennis doesn't hurt at all. Maria does deserve her place as the favourite for the title right now I have no doubt if she gets it there will be quite a lot of celebrating on this forum.
Shame it will also probably lead to even more arrogance amongst her legion of fans. How nice would it be if they were to show other players the same respect that their fav does? Yeah I know, that's asking for too much.
Anyway, well done to Maria, this does look like it could be a very momentous event in her career.
If the fan base isn't allowed to get a little arrogant if Maria were to win the career Slam then when are they allowed to get a little arrogant?
As a Maria fan she isn't the favorite. She's the betting favorite. Two entirely different things.