Sharapova put on armstrong, any one else unhappy?
i know she is a very promising young player who has made a bit of an impact this year but maria isn't seeded and neither is ruano pascual and they aren't american either. why were they put on such a big court for the first round? i know there are a few of factors that could be the reason:
1) sharapova is the most promising youngster
2) sharapova is being used to fill seats with her 'sex appeal' (although she's a bit young for most people)
3) sharapova trained in america.
i don't treally think they are good enough reasons to bump her ahead of the top players. players like dokic, sugiyama, maleeva, dementieva (who has been playing great tennis), bovina, pistolesi, myskina (#7 seed is on court 7 while a non-seeded match is on armstrong).
i'm a fan of sharapova but i believe that the wta are trying to make her a star too early. the AER is in place for a reason but if you ask me that's only part of the problem, the main problem is the wta (and whoever creates the schedule of play) put them in the spoptlight to early. it's fine if they win through to the 4th round or quarters or something and are put on a big court but i don't like them being put on big courts when they don't have to be. obviouosly i know it can help in the future for experience but the wta have a double-standard here imo.
Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.
also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.