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baleineau
Sep 4th, 2004, 10:17 PM
i think it's a bit soon to talk about retirement. okay, so she's had a pretty poor year, winning just two titles, and has had a string of early exits in recent times, but I think she should stick around a bit longer, even just for entertainment value. She's done enough on the court to shed the Kournikova Mark II tag, but clearly she's not pulling off the results any more.

Perhaps a 2-3 month break to work on her consistency and attitude?

Frank
Sep 4th, 2004, 10:21 PM
She won "just" 2 titles? I wouldn't say you have a bad season when you win Wimbledon...

Anyway...She should get some rest...Forget about this loss...Improver her game and have fun on her Asian tour...

On the long run this loss is of no importance...Right now it's tough to deal with...But she should forget about it as soon as possible and concentrate on the future...
She's only 17 and has a long future ahead of her...

lilly
Sep 4th, 2004, 10:32 PM
:lol: you're kidding right? truly excellent year for a 17 year old! (with ups and downs, granted) what are you expecting? the grand slam?

Stamp Paid
Sep 4th, 2004, 10:37 PM
When Maria turns 20, 21, 22, she will be a BAD bitch, esp. on grass!http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/notworthy.gifhttp://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/notworthy.gifhttp://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/notworthy.gif

Just not now.

Jasmin
Sep 4th, 2004, 10:41 PM
Maria should keep doing what she is doing. She will eventually improve. What the media and everyone should stop doing is hyping her up until she win more slam. Give it time. The way things are no one is really dominant and you never know who's going to win. Even Federer had to win more before they called him the best tennis player. They knew he had the potential to be the best after winning one slam and some tourneys. Now after winning more slams and watching his game grow it's pretty obvious who's the best even if he loses here or there.

Cariaoke
Sep 4th, 2004, 10:43 PM
um, take her ass home and practice like anyone else would. :shrug:

I don't think she's in need of a sports psychologist for losing in the third round. She's had a great year.

Allez Mahree! Udachi Masha!

the end. :banana:

bandabou
Sep 4th, 2004, 10:52 PM
Just learn how to figure out hardcourts...that´s it.

!<blocparty>!
Sep 4th, 2004, 10:54 PM
she needs to retire now.

Princess Fiona
Sep 4th, 2004, 10:56 PM
i think it's a bit soon to talk about retirement. okay, so she's had a pretty poor year, winning just two titles, and has had a string of early exits in recent times, but I think she should stick around a bit longer, even just for entertainment value. She's done enough on the court to shed the Kournikova Mark II tag, but clearly she's not pulling off the results any more.

Perhaps a 2-3 month break to work on her consistency and attitude?
Pretty poor year, winning just two titles?

She's a 17 year old who currently holds the Wimbledon title... :eek:

Poor Maria - I can't imagine how she must feel with such a weight of expectation... *shakes head*

Joana
Sep 4th, 2004, 11:18 PM
Of course she should retire. Winning just one Slam by the age of 17? Good Lord, she is a terrible player and should never come back.

Sportfan
Sep 4th, 2004, 11:21 PM
She just needs to relax and not let this loss take away her confidence what she is going through is nothing new to anyone who has had a significant breakthrough.

Frank
Sep 4th, 2004, 11:35 PM
She just needs to relax and not let this loss take away her confidence what she is going through is nothing new to anyone who has had a significant breakthrough. Don't you just love sensible posts? :)

I Love Sharapova
Sep 5th, 2004, 12:27 AM
she needs to retire now.
:lol: :lol: You have got to be joking!! I will say it again,the girl is only seventeen years old!! She has probably 8-10 years to do whatever she is going to do in tennis. I guaratee you that by this time next year,Sharapova will be damn near unbeatable. On grass, no one will even be able to hold a flame to her. You mark my words,bloc_party.

Frank
Sep 5th, 2004, 12:33 AM
:lol: :lol: You have got to be joking!! I will say it again,the girl is only seventeen years old!! She has probably 8-10 years to do whatever she is going to do in tennis. I guaratee you that by this time next year,Sharapova will be damn near unbeatable. On grass, no one will even be able to hold a flame to her. You mark my words,bloc_party. I think he actually was joking...;)

Joana
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:08 AM
I think he actually was joking...;)
No, he wasn't. She should retire. She hasn't won a Slam for 3 months already. How pathetic is that? Goodbye, Maria!

Crazy_Fool
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:14 AM
No, he wasn't. She should retire. She hasn't won a Slam for 3 months already. How pathetic is that? Goodbye, Maria!
Yeah, I agree. And Myskina should join here, 4 months without a slam,well thats just damn embarrassing.

Frank
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:17 AM
Yeah, I agree. And Myskina should join here, 4 months without a slam,well thats just damn embarrassing. And Pierce should retire as well...3 hours without a win...Pathetic!

Crazy_Fool
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:19 AM
And Pierce should retire as well...3 hours without a win...Pathetic!
Agreed ;)

esquímaux
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:19 AM
:rolls: In all seriousnes though, Maria should get ready to defend Tokyo and Quebec City coming this fall/winter.

Volcana
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:29 AM
i think it's a bit soon to talk about retirement. okay, so she's had a pretty poor year, winning just two titles, and has had a string of early exits in recent times, but I think she should stick around a bit longer, even just for entertainment value. She's done enough on the court to shed the Kournikova Mark II tag, but clearly she's not pulling off the results any more.

Perhaps a 2-3 month break to work on her consistency and attitude?Well, if I were her, I play a few more tournaments, win OZ, then take a ski vacation.

!<blocparty>!
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:34 AM
:lol: :lol: You have got to be joking!! I will say it again,the girl is only seventeen years old!! She has probably 8-10 years to do whatever she is going to do in tennis. I guaratee you that by this time next year,Sharapova will be damn near unbeatable. On grass, no one will even be able to hold a flame to her. You mark my words,bloc_party.

you didnt need to say that again, im not a complete dickhead. She is 17, I think its pretty obvious I was joking about her retiring.

tennnisfannn
Sep 5th, 2004, 01:42 AM
This is only a natural let down after a high. Kinda like when a player upsets a top player and crashes out in the very next rd to a much lesser player. Chakadse's mission sems to have been to come in and eliminate Myskina and didn't even make it close against Danilidou.
Maria plays alot like Venus. When her game is on she rides a real high, when she is off, it is errors galore. With time she will learn to tamper her shots tourny after tourny with an occassional loss.

Lemonskin.
Sep 5th, 2004, 02:24 AM
What should Maria do now?

Play tennis? :p

All she needs to do is keep training and working on her game. The only reason she lost today is because she committed a thousand DF's and a million UE's. You can't do that and win a match against a good player. Once she AT LEAST halves those she'll go better.

10nisfanofruz
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:39 AM
She lost the match and so what? :mad: It's not the end of the world.
I admire the interview that she gave after the match. :) It's wonderful.
She knew what went wrong and dealt with it really well<unlike Myskina>. Keeping in mind that it's just a game. You win some, you lose some. I am sure that she will improve more after this. Even though she didn't win the match, she certainly learned a lesson from it.

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DEEPLY SORRY FOR WHAT HAPPENED IN RUSSIA :sad: :sad: :sad:
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AjdeNate!
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:41 AM
She should let go of some of that Wimby money and do some serious shopping.

esquímaux
Sep 5th, 2004, 03:50 AM
Oh yeah, she needs to fend off the preddi lezzis too. Rumour has it, they sense new meat in town :tape:

fammmmedspin
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:30 AM
A quick analysis of why she is topping the DF table will do the job for now. Her fighing ability is OK, she made some brilliant shots and Mary had touches of Mary 1994 about her.

Shenay La Soul
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:58 AM
i think it's a bit soon to talk about retirement. okay, so she's had a pretty poor year, winning just two titles, and has had a string of early exits in recent times, but I think she should stick around a bit longer, even just for entertainment value. She's done enough on the court to shed the Kournikova Mark II tag, but clearly she's not pulling off the results any more.

Perhaps a 2-3 month break to work on her consistency and attitude?

Sharapova doesn't need a break (or was that a joke?) but she does need some variety in her game. Her situation isn't as bad as people on this board make it out to be. She isn't the first Grand Slam champion to struggle after winning their first and she won't be the last. There's a lot more pressure and she's apparently having a hard time dealing with it which is understandable. Martinez went through it. Majoli went through it. Even Pierce herself went through it.

mr dude
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:59 AM
I think it's time to retire. She's clearly past her prime and over the hill. lol

Greenout
Sep 5th, 2004, 05:42 AM
Don't listen to her own hype, and learn how to play on all surfaces!

VeNuS#1LoVa
Sep 5th, 2004, 05:47 AM
She needs to work on her mental game, following through on her forehand, not over her head, footwork, double faulting less, and hitting better shots on the run. I hope she gets better and better, as she should.

rockbottom
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:33 AM
When Sampras won his 1st US open in 1990, he did not win another GS until 1993 at Wimbledon 3 yrs later.
And you guys are sweating her over 3 months...small minds.

JLDementieva
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:36 AM
Maria should just keep playing! So she lost in the 3rd round of a GS! Big Deal! She's not going to win every single match that she plays! She's still got more chances than anyone else to win Grand Slams.

rada
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:38 AM
some stupid ppl on here,just because she lost its 'What Should She Do' im sure she will lose some more matches lol doesnt mean she is playing bad LOL

jonny84
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:57 AM
She just needs to get back out there and rediscover her form which took her to the Wimbledon title.

She also has good chances to defend her Tokyo Outdoors and Quebec City titles - as well as possibly winning in Seoul

Ekkekko
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:29 AM
Maria should marry Nick Bollettieri....

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:30 AM
Maria should marry Nick Bollettieri....

Who you be? :(

Ekkekko
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:36 AM
Who you be? :(
It was only a Joke...You can't take a joke?:fiery:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:38 AM
It was only a Joke...You can't take a joke?:fiery:

I said it as a joke! :lol: YOu were supposed to laugh... :sad:

I think it was a funny joke! :p

Lemonskin.
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:40 AM
Maria should retire... she hasn't won a slam in months!

Myskina should retire too! 4 month without a slam! Pathetic!

Everyone should retire! No-one's won a slam in months! :lol:

Ekkekko
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:41 AM
I said it as a joke! :lol: YOu were supposed to laugh... :sad:

I think it was a funny joke! :p
Ok..now i'm laughing!:lol: :bigclap: :haha:
I'll be the bridesmaid...

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:44 AM
why are you so negative, do you have any idea how many ups and downs she will go through? Sampras went 2 years before winning his second major, Agassi went three yrs (and I don't recall advertisers shying away from him) Steffi Graf won the FO at 17 and didn't win another major until the next years Australian, and she wasn't age restricted, I am not even concerned I won't be unless she fails to win a single tournament between now and Wimbledon.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:45 AM
Ok..now i'm laughing!:lol: :bigclap: :haha:
I'll be the bridesmaid...

That makes me feel better :rolleyes:

:lol:

Lemonskin.
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:50 AM
She has a few chances to go far before the end of the year... playing the smaller tourneys to hone her game a little more, gain some confidence, then rip into next year.