Ok CatHat, you take my breath away!
I have no idea whether Eggy would still root for Maria if she changes the nationality from RUS to USA? You will have to ask Eggy. All I know is that Eggy is a very strong Russian tennis supporter.
Maria would be making more money than Anna if she is very successful as a Russian player in terms of winning titles and her looks (well of course, she can't help with her looks...). She can reside in US as long as she wants. I have no problem with that. Her roots are from Russia that she should not change her nationality. I really don't believe that Maria will do that! Otherwise, I would be very hurt deep inside. She could be the best Russian player in history like Graf (I mean not the same level as Graf but if you know what I am talking about). Graf produced best tennis in Germany. I want Maria to do the same thing in Russia.
She keeps saying that she is very focused in her tennis game. That's all the matters to her.
As you noticed that I have never cheered for Tatiana Golovin, why? Because she left Russia to become a French citizen. Sorry but she turned me off big-time. I have no hard feelings for her. I respect her as a tennis player but I just can't root for her.
I don't resent America at all. Jennifer Capriati used to be my favorite player when she was 13. That's how I started following tennis. I turned my back on her when she left the tour after her 1st round loss at 1993 US Open and got involved with drugs. I would be happy to work in US (my dream is to work for WTA Information department and it is quite related to my current job) because of money. But I would never leave my nationality. I am very proud to be a Canadian citizen because that's where I came from and grew up.
Cat, you are right. The only reason to change nationality from any country to USA is money. I fully agree. If Maria prefers money over tennis, she would want to change the nationality for money. She wouldn't change it if she prefers tennis over money. It's as simple as that. She is going to be very wealthy anyway even though her current nationality remains unchanged for the rest of her tennis career. So, I agree with ys, she doesn't really need to worry about changing the nationality. I want Maria to stay in US for working hard and her proper training with her best coaches. That's better for her.
Let's hope that Maria produces her best tennis history in Russia.