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Vass22
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:00 AM
This poll is just for 'curiosity purposes' only.
I picked the third option.

sunnysideup
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:03 AM
everybody loves a winnah!!!!:devil:

Ekkekko
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:11 AM
Third option says it all for me...

Stamp Paid
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:18 AM
I love her even tho she stopped Serena's threepeat!

I hope she can beat Myskina tomorrow so that there can be a rematch!

LindsayRocks89
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:27 AM
i love her, maria is awesome, i have liked her since she beat ashley in the first round of wimbledon in 2003, she seems like a great person, oh btw, havent we had a discussion like this a million times ;)

rockbottom
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:42 AM
I too love her. I have liked her ever since I saw her profile in ***************** where all the junior players list their fav players like Graf, Seles, Serena, Capriati, etc etc.
This was Maria's reply:

Favorite Tennis Player:
"Myself - because I believe in myself"

It was so in your face but funny at the same time. I knew then and there she was different.

Sam L
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:43 AM
I don't like her because she's an upstart.

Zhao
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:47 AM
i actually like her becoz
she brings more TV coverage to my country...
more n more pple r now beginning to take notice in this sport...
*ahem for whatever reason doen't matter... :lol:

rockbottom
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:49 AM
I don't like her because she's an upstart.
Just curious...what is an upstart? She's been playing since she was 5.
Does that mean Seles and Hingis are also upstarts because they've won GS at 16/17. Was Sampras an upstart for being the youngest US open champ?
Im not trying to change your mind, just want to clarify the meaning of upstart.

Sam L
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:58 AM
Just curious...what is an upstart? She's been playing since she was 5.
Does that mean Seles and Hingis are also upstarts because they've won GS at 16/17. Was Sampras an upstart for being the youngest US open champ?
Im not trying to change your mind, just want to clarify the meaning of upstart.
Hey. An upstart is actually someone who comes from a poor or disadvantaged background and rises to a position of wealth, power or privilege, and in the process becomes mean, arrogant or presumptuous. So sort of like someone who's forgotten where they came from and act all snobby etc... I don't know if Maria is like that, but she gives off that vibe.

Vass22
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:21 AM
Hey. An upstart is actually someone who comes from a poor or disadvantaged background and rises to a position of wealth, power or privilege, and in the process becomes mean, arrogant or presumptuous. So sort of like someone who's forgotten where they came from and act all snobby etc... I don't know if Maria is like that, but she gives off that vibe.
So it's just better if you are a millioner and you play tennis to earn even more money? The rich stay rich and the poor stay poor? Nice ideology.

I'd say that all Russian players are upstart then. Kournikova, Safins, everyone wasn't very rich.

Sharapower
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:28 AM
So it's just better if you are a millioner and you play tennis to earn even more money? The rich stay rich and the poor stay poor? Nice ideology.

I'd say that all Russian players are upstart then. Kournikova, Safins, everyone wasn't very rich.
And that even applies to, lets' say, 95% of the pro players of any sport.

SJW
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:31 AM
i like her game, but the hype aint for me, sorry.

i just like the way she pumps herself up and plays some good shots. but she needs to develop a game plan, cuz one day those shots are gonna go off and she's gonna lose like she did ala FO. some variety would be great, but she's only 17, so that's all to come :)

Mr_Molik
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:39 AM
i think she's hot and am happy for her, but i find her game terrible to watch. its just like bang bang bang hit hit hit miss miss miss, theres no second gear

Lady
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:44 AM
i like her game, but the hype aint for me, sorry.

i just like the way she pumps herself up and plays some good shots. but she needs to develop a game plan, cuz one day those shots are gonna go off and she's gonna lose like she did ala FO. some variety would be great, but she's only 17, so that's all to come :)

Agree on every word! :D

I like her a lot. Before Wimby I didn't consider her overrated, but the hype now is just killing all the joy from her wins for me. ;)

Shenanigans
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:48 AM
I like her but some of her fans are a bit annoying.

iloveazza
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:58 AM
This poll is terribly biased. Where's the opition "I love her because ..." It's not like we Sharapve fans got to love her for no reason. So stupid and insulting to her most of all.

Doc
Jul 30th, 2004, 11:04 AM
I don't think Maria is snobby. She is just very focused, and has belief in herself.

As for the so-called "hype", its not Maria's fault. Part is natural attention for a personable 17-year-old GS winner. The rest is generated by IMG, who invested quite a bit of money in her and now want a good return, so they try to squeeze every drop of publicity out of her.

Doc
Jul 30th, 2004, 11:06 AM
This poll is terribly biased. Where's the opition "I love her because ..." It's not like we Sharapve fans got to love her for no reason. So stupid and insulting to her most of all.

Yes. There's only one choice for people who like Maria, (who have to say they "love" her), and three for people who are critical.

volta
Jul 30th, 2004, 11:29 AM
i pretty much go with this "I would have liked her if the press wouldn't have made a goddes out of her." but i´m not sure about that i know that i don´t like her since the frst time that i saw her play so i don´t know.

Frank
Jul 30th, 2004, 11:58 AM
This poll is terribly biased. Where's the opition "I love her because ..." It's not like we Sharapve fans got to love her for no reason. So stupid and insulting to her most of all.
Could you please say SharapovA? You keep insisting on writing " Sharapove" for some reason...
And yes, I agree. There should be more options for liking her instead of one...

saki
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:22 PM
I'm not really into strong baseliners like Maria, Davenport, Seles, etc, so she's not a favourite of mine. I do think she's very talented though and it was great to see a new GS winner, especially a teenager. It's good to have someone else in the mix and I've a feeling that matches between her and Justine and Amelie may prove classics of contrasting styles. So, yeah, in short, I'm glad she's around and I think she'll go far but I'm not a particular fan.

ans
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:32 PM
Strange how so many people voted for the third option. So just because the press makes a hype of her, you don't like her? Aren't you guys able to put that aside and look at the player herself?

Ivan C
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:35 PM
She's as close to perfect as you can get IMO. I mean she's beautiful, extremely talent, and has the mentality of a great champion.

Frank
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:37 PM
Strange how so many people voted for the third option. So just because the press makes a hype of her, you don't like her? Aren't you guys able to put that aside and look at the player herself?
That's exactly what I've been saying for ages...

Rothes
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:43 PM
Like Saki, Solid Baseliners are not that appealing to me, Shes very Modest, Very Talented and This is only the Beginning of a wonderful career, but shes not a particular fan of mine, I like to see Variation, a little Junk, Pace etc ie Martinez, Schnyder, Maleeva, Farina-Elia, Schiavone.

*JR*
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:26 PM
a little Junk.....Schnyder Patty Pretty Proficient @ finding junk (in guys, anyway). ;)

vw43
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:32 PM
I think she's a good young player. I think she's nice to look at. I think she seems pretty level headed and focused for her age. I'm not convinced she's going to be dominating so soon but I think she could dominate at some point.

She's not my favorite but I enjoy watching her play.

Cybelle Darkholme
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:43 PM
everybody loves a winnah!!!!:devil:
Most people on this poll dont. Why? Because she comes off as a robot in her interviews. She has no warmth or personality and seems to be as clever as wet bread. Its okay not everyone can be like martina hingis or venus williams or even Jenn who is at least spunky and firey.

Sorry but sharapova is the first in a new breed of player who has been totally groomed and manufactured by her handlers, agents, coaches, whatever to be as boring and non controversial and non opinonated as possible. Yawn.

I want to root for a person not a cardboard cut out.

Myskina is unlike sharapova in every way possible. GO SKINA GO!

Also I hate the fact that skina has accomplished more than pova but because pova has long legs and blonde hair and is russian she overshadows skina. Its really sad.

I hope skina kicks her butt.

xan
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:55 PM
Most people on this poll dont. Why? Because she comes off as a robot in her interviews. She has no warmth or personality and seems to be as clever as wet bread. Its okay not everyone can be like martina hingis or venus williams or even Jenn who is at least spunky and firey.You've obviously not seen enough of her interviews. She's interesting, intelligent and has a lot of spunk


Sorry but sharapova is the first in a new breed of player who has been totally groomed and manufactured by her handlers, agents, coaches, whatever to be as boring and non controversial and non opinonated as possible. Yawn.

I want to root for a person not a cardboard cut out.

I don't know what Maria has done to you to earn all this bile and bitterness. How has she been "manufactured" more than any other kid who goes into training? At least Maria wanted to take up tennis, rather than her father deciding to force her into it to make money - as happened with the Williamses!

Also I hate the fact that skina has accomplished more than pova but because pova has long legs and blonde hair and is russian she overshadows skina. Its really sad.
.Utter :bs: . Sharapova won the biggest slam, beating the dominant champion, and became unbeaten on grass at the age of 17 and 3 months. Myskina is five years older than her, and only just got a slam in an unconvincing manner. What had Myskina done at Maria's age. The idea its okay to hate Maria because she's blonde is :cuckoo:

Go Masha!

thelittlestelf
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:56 PM
I think she is OK. I was happy for her when she won Wimbledon, though.

Rothes
Jul 30th, 2004, 02:01 PM
I found her absolutley Cute and Sweet after the Wimbledon Victory making it a Public Joke about getting No cell Phone Coverage, The Crowd had a great laugh, and the "Sorry I have to take this away from you Serena" Showing such a vibrant personality and making something formal, funny for the crowd and for herself to laugh about. I thought that was lovley, and showed great maturity.

vw43
Jul 30th, 2004, 02:41 PM
Utter :bs: . Sharapova won the biggest slam, beating the dominant champion, and became unbeaten on grass at the age of 17 and 3 months. Myskina is five years older than her, and only just got a slam in an unconvincing manner. What had Myskina done at Maria's age. The idea its okay to hate Maria because she's blonde is :cuckoo:

I agree completely with this point. :wavey:

HTE
Jul 30th, 2004, 02:45 PM
Maria is a wonderful tennis player and seems to have a really nice personality so of course I love her. She's no Golovin or Hantuchova but she's still a star in my book :)

Experimentee
Jul 30th, 2004, 03:02 PM
I used to like her a little because of her game, but since she became famous the constant adoration is just sickening and makes me not like her as much. So the 3rd option would sum it up for me.

Frank
Jul 30th, 2004, 03:03 PM
I used to like her a little because of her game, but since she became famous the constant adoration is just sickening and makes me not like her as much. So the 3rd option would sum it up for me.
You shouldn't dislike her for that. Dislike the media instead. Maria didn't ask for the hype created around her...

rue
Jul 30th, 2004, 03:06 PM
She is an okay person but she is just not on my list of players that I support and that is all.

deckham
Jul 30th, 2004, 03:08 PM
Most people on this poll dont. Why? Because she comes off as a robot in her interviews. She has no warmth or personality and seems to be as clever as wet bread. Its okay not everyone can be like martina hingis or venus williams or even Jenn who is at least spunky and firey.

Sorry but sharapova is the first in a new breed of player who has been totally groomed and manufactured by her handlers, agents, coaches, whatever to be as boring and non controversial and non opinonated as possible. Yawn.

I want to root for a person not a cardboard cut out.

Myskina is unlike sharapova in every way possible. GO SKINA GO!

Also I hate the fact that skina has accomplished more than pova but because pova has long legs and blonde hair and is russian she overshadows skina. Its really sad.

I hope skina kicks her butt.
:yeah: ... nice.

Experimentee
Jul 30th, 2004, 03:10 PM
I don't know what Maria has done to you to earn all this bile and bitterness. How has she been "manufactured" more than any other kid who goes into training? At least Maria wanted to take up tennis, rather than her father deciding to force her into it to make money - as happened with the Williamses!


How do you know her father didnt force her into it so he could make money? Sharapova started at such a young age it was impossible to make her own decision to take up tennis. She even moved countries to develop her tennis, thats not a decision that a 7 year old can make totally on her own! Its the same for anyone who starts tennis at a very young age, their parents obviously do have a lot of influence, so dont act like Maria isnt manufactured like every other young star because thats total rubbish.

Hant Hant
Jul 30th, 2004, 03:11 PM
I too love her. I have liked her ever since I saw her profile in ***************** where all the junior players list their fav players like Graf, Seles, Serena, Capriati, etc etc.
This was Maria's reply:

Favorite Tennis Player:
"Myself - because I believe in myself"

It was so in your face but funny at the same time. I knew then and there she was different.


lol, that is so fetch

Experimentee
Jul 30th, 2004, 03:12 PM
You shouldn't dislike her for that. Dislike the media instead. Maria didn't ask for the hype created around her...

Who said I disliked her?

Frank
Jul 30th, 2004, 03:15 PM
Who said I disliked her?
You said you didn't like her. The opposite of "to like" is "to dislike"...

Experimentee
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:05 PM
You said you didn't like her. The opposite of "to like" is "to dislike"...

If you bother to read my post correctly that is not what I said at all. :rolleyes:

Frank
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:08 PM
If you bother to read my post correctly that is not what I said at all. :rolleyes:
Anyway, that's not the point here. The point is, you can't blame someone for the attention that person receives if that person didn't ask for the attention...

Yasmine
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:18 PM
Strange how so many people voted for the third option. So just because the press makes a hype of her, you don't like her? Aren't you guys able to put that aside and look at the player herself?

For some of us who don't have extensive tv coverage or those who like me get tennis on TV only when Tim henman is playing, we haven't seen her as a player too much apart from Birmingham (and even then not too much coverage) and Wimbly :eek: . So the press is doing my head in and all these threads here about her as well, and believe me I'm very rarely paying attention to what people say in these threads :angel: (today was an exception i guess)...
I agree we shouldn't judge a player by the looks and by what people say but i already heard far too much before I even had a chance to watch her play properly... ;)

MinnyGophers
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:33 PM
I like her, especially her personnality and drive to win. However, I dislike the fans/press who make a goddess out of her and say that she is invincible , the best, blah blah blah

Cybelle Darkholme
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:49 PM
You've obviously not seen enough of her interviews. She's interesting, intelligent and has a lot of spunk


I don't know what Maria has done to you to earn all this bile and bitterness. How has she been "manufactured" more than any other kid who goes into training? At least Maria wanted to take up tennis, rather than her father deciding to force her into it to make money - as happened with the Williamses!

Utter :bs: . Sharapova won the biggest slam, beating the dominant champion, and became unbeaten on grass at the age of 17 and 3 months. Myskina is five years older than her, and only just got a slam in an unconvincing manner. What had Myskina done at Maria's age. The idea its okay to hate Maria because she's blonde is :cuckoo:

Go Masha!
What bile and bitterness?

To be fair I havent seen many interviews of hers but the ones i have seen she came off as very one dimensional. Maybe I need to see more, that could be true. I will look for more.

No one said its okay to hate her because shes blonde thats ridiculous.

I agree that she won the dominant slam but she hardly beat the dominant player. Justine henin is the dominant player on tour not someone who has come off an eight month injury layover. Though serena was the defending champ. Kudos to maria.

However the fact remains she still hasnt accomplished more than myskina.

Ivan C
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:51 PM
What bile and bitterness?

To be fair I havent seen many interviews of hers but the ones i have seen she came off as very one dimensional. Maybe I need to see more, that could be true. I will look for more.

No one said its okay to hate her because shes blonde thats ridiculous.

I agree that she won the dominant slam but she hardly beat the dominant player. Justine henin is the dominant player on tour not someone who has come off an eight month injury layover. Though serena was the defending champ. Kudos to maria.

However the fact remains she still hasnt accomplished more than myskina.

Davenport and Serena not dominant enough players, eh? I think they are pretty damn good.

Helen Lawson
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:55 PM
Also I hate the fact that skina has accomplished more than pova but because pova has long legs and blonde hair and is russian she overshadows skina. Its really sad.
Get with the program, babe, it's called the hard ways of the world. If I had been blonde and long-legged it wouldn't have taken me 10 years to make it in Hollywood!

At least this blonde long-legged hottie can play decent and win tournaments, unlike the last one. I mean, the press has made some strides in the last 3 years.

Ivan C
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:01 PM
Also I hate the fact that skina has accomplished more than pova but because pova has long legs and blonde hair and is russian she overshadows skina. Its really sad.

I hate the fact that Sharapova is UNDERrated in her tennis talents.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:01 PM
I hate the fact that Sharapova is UNDERrated in her tennis talents.

True

Cybelle Darkholme
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:11 PM
I hate the fact that Sharapova is UNDERrated in her tennis talents.
you must be joking. the girl is everywhere and praised as the second coming of Jesus.

Cybelle Darkholme
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:14 PM
Davenport and Serena not dominant enough players, eh? I think they are pretty damn good.
Do you really consider a person who hasnt won a slam since 2000 a dominant player? Top player, yes. Dominant, No. Also do you really consider someone who has just come off an eight month injury with only one title a dominant player? no.

If you are winning slams you are dominant. Like maria and myskina and I would put justine but she is on an injury layoff and who knows when she will be back.

If you are winning slams you are dominant.

vw43
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:17 PM
you must be joking. the girl is everywhere and praised as the second coming of Jesus.
That's just normal. Right after a slam win any player is going to be highly publicized. Venus has been through it, Jenny after her comeback went through it, Serena went through it after her period of domination (which I don't think is over, just momentarily paused), etc..Look at the increase of coverage Davenport has gotten now that she has won a few consecutive tournaments. It's normal.

Crazy_Fool
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:18 PM
you must be joking. the girl is everywhere and praised as the second coming of Jesus.
Yeh, but only half are related to tennis reasons.

Crazy_Fool
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:19 PM
That's just normal. Right after a slam win any player is going to be highly publicized. Venus has been through it, Jenny after her comeback went through it, Serena went through it after her period of domination (which I don't think is over, just momentarily paused), etc..Look at the increase of coverage Davenport has gotten now that she has won a few consecutive tournaments. It's normal.
Where was Myskina's praise :tape:

beauty_is_pink
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:56 PM
i realllliii dont like her.
but i am not afraid or stupid to not say that she IS in fact a great tennis player.

tazban1
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:58 AM
You said you didn't like her. The opposite of "to like" is "to dislike"...
There's also "indifferent"

pcrtennis
Jul 31st, 2004, 06:04 AM
She's verrrry self-absorbed and fony...then again she is still very young.

Conchi Party
Jul 31st, 2004, 06:31 AM
First I am not a Sharapova fan. That being said, I think for a 17 year old she has a lot of maturity and grace that is often not seen by veterans twice her age.

In terms of her game, she is good, but top 20 good right now. Her win was not a fluke, she was consistent and strong when others were not, and she deserved the title. She has lots to work on, including more mental strength and more diversity in shot making. The depth in women's tennis, thank in part to Mother Russia, means that more and more people can win. The william sisters are no longer dominant, the belgians injured, and that opens the door.

Sharapova has A LOT to prove, regardless of the GS. I think she will, she's only 17 people!

I'd like to see her play the veterans who are patient (Sugiyama, Conchi, Frazier, Davenport) post Wimby to see if her game has moved up a few notches.

She could be the next Iva, or the next Hingis, only time will tell.

Frank
Jul 31st, 2004, 12:16 PM
There's also "indifferent"
Sure. There's also "lexicographer", there's also "exequies", there's also "zymosis"...

Bright Red
Jul 31st, 2004, 03:18 PM
I like her despite all the attention that the media gives her. She can't control what others say about her, and who wouldn't take advantage of instant fame and worship.

I think she's mature, very talented, and has a lot of respect for her opponents. And it does help that she's a beauty.

The only thing I hope is that she stays centered and not get caught up in other's expectations and criticisms of her. She seems to believe that she's a winner, and I believe she can be.

Belgium = Best
Jul 31st, 2004, 09:43 PM
I like her :)

tazban1
Jul 31st, 2004, 10:50 PM
Sure. There's also "lexicographer", there's also "exequies", there's also "zymosis"...In other words you knew you were being a moron and is too childish to acknowledge it or let it go so you replied with something even more moronic.

Frank
Jul 31st, 2004, 10:52 PM
In other words you knew you were being a moron so you replied with something even more moronic.
And instead of convincing me I was wrong you start calling me a "moron"? Wow, you're really good with words... :rolleyes:

tazban1
Jul 31st, 2004, 10:55 PM
And instead of convincing me I was wrong you start calling me a "moron"? Wow, you're really good with words... :rolleyes:
Actually, I said you were behaving moronically. That's not the same as calling you a moron. You were wrong, you knew you were wrong, and you had no intention of arguing reasonably, so what would be the point of me arguing it further. Wow, you managed to list a bunch of words that have absolutely no relevance to the thread - that's so impressive. :rolleyes:

Frank
Jul 31st, 2004, 11:07 PM
Actually, I said you were behaving moronically. That's not the same as calling you a moron. You were wrong, you knew you were wrong, and you had no intention of arguing reasonably, so what would be the point of me arguing it further. Wow, you managed to list a bunch of words that have absolutely no relevance to the thread - that's so impressive. :rolleyes:
What? You say you didn't call me a moron?
In other words you knew you were being a moron
Hmmm, I don't think I agree with you... :rolleyes:
I was right by saying this:
You said you didn't like her. The opposite of "to like" is "to dislike"...
Then, you were right by saying this:
There's also "indifferent"
You were right, because there is a word called "indifferent".
And then I was right by saying this:
Sure. There's also "lexicographer", there's also "exequies", there's also "zymosis"...
I was right because these words also exist.
Now my conclusion is we were both right in an useless discussion...

tazban1
Jul 31st, 2004, 11:26 PM
Hmmm, I don't think I agree with you... :rolleyes: ..."BEING a moron" refers to a state- in this case referring to your behavior. Therefore, I was labeling the state of your BEHAVIOR moronic, not you as a person - which I wouldn't do since I obviously don't know you as a person. saying "you ARE a moron" implies that's just what you are, which would be calling you a moron. There's a difference.




" I was right by saying this:
Quote:
You said you didn't like her. The opposite of "to like" is "to dislike"...
Then, you were right by saying this:
Quote:
There's also "indifferent"

I was right because these words also exist.
:rolleyes: No shit. But the implication was that because the person said that s/he "didn't like her" then s/he must "dislike" her. By saying "there's also indifference" I was simply saying what you said was not necessarily true. Then you responded with a list of words unrelated to anything, which was obviously meant as an obnoxious retort because you didn't have anything valid to argue.


" an useless discussion..."...I'll give you that.

Frank
Jul 31st, 2004, 11:31 PM
At least we agree on the last point...Anyway, of course I knew what you meant by saying "There's also indifference". Because I wasn't discussing with you, I made the posts with the "words" in it, after which you got pissed off calling me "behaving like a moron" after which I got pissed off and ended up both of us pissed off.
Anyway, since we both agree this discussion is useless I reckon we both stop this. Sorry if I insulted or annoyed you...