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Junex
Nov 16th, 2004, 08:09 AM
Because she knew too well that when Serena lost a match it is not Serena playing in there. She remembered too well what Serena just said about the wimbledon defeat.

So i guess it is just rightful to not mention Serena because Serena was not in that YEC finals in the first place. It was an impostor.

Masha is too good to waste her time thanking an opponent who never showed up. :devil: :p

Dan23
Nov 16th, 2004, 08:10 AM
:lol: :bolt:

StarDuvallGrant
Nov 16th, 2004, 08:11 AM
Masha couldn't even put a sentence together. Masha can't think hard enough to grasp the concept of Serena's statements :rolls: How stupid it was of Masha to show up and play air tennis.

xr6turbo
Nov 16th, 2004, 08:14 AM
Because she knew too well that when Serena lost a match it is not Serena playing in there. She remembered too well what Serena just said about the wimbledon defeat.

So i guess it is just rightful to not mention Serena because Serena was not in that YEC finals in the first place. It was an impostor.

Masha is too good to waste her time thanking an opponent who never showed up. :devil: :p

:lol: ............ :rolleyes:

Junex
Nov 16th, 2004, 08:36 AM
:lol: ............ :rolleyes:

:p

Martian Willow
Nov 16th, 2004, 09:05 AM
:haha:

Lemonskin.
Nov 16th, 2004, 09:08 AM
:yeah: :haha: :lol:

Jakeev
Nov 16th, 2004, 11:23 AM
wow ..... thats so clever ..... :rolleyes:
Lighten the fuck up would you sheesh your a whiny bitch this evening....

AjdeNate!
Nov 16th, 2004, 11:27 AM
:tape: :haha:

Junex
Nov 16th, 2004, 12:02 PM
wow ..... thats so clever ..... :rolleyes:


still better ehhh.... :p

Paneru
Nov 16th, 2004, 12:07 PM
Because she knew too well that when Serena lost a match it is not Serena playing in there. She remembered too well what Serena just said about the wimbledon defeat.

So i guess it is just rightful to not mention Serena because Serena was not in that YEC finals in the first place. It was an impostor.

Masha is too good to waste her time thanking an opponent who never showed up. :devil: :p

Yeah, I found that interesting.

I at first wondered if Serena would congratulate
Sharapova and she did at the end.

I waited for Sharapova to do the
same and she never did.

Not to mention the crowd was clearly more pro-Serena
and the crowd wasn't all the loud when Sharapova won or
was intorduced to get her award.

If she had said anything about Serena she'd have had
to add that Serena was injured and maybe didn't want
to remind people.

Who knows. :)

russophile
Nov 16th, 2004, 12:26 PM
wow! everybody's being a bitch! that is why i like atp better

Junex
Nov 16th, 2004, 12:27 PM
still better than what :confused:


better than red dots! LOL!!!

Junex
Nov 16th, 2004, 12:32 PM
:confused: ok now I am really lost


never mind,
its actually my bad, but i never mind editing it because i felt i have been very naughty all day and then i say ok, switch to "friendly" mode now.

Jaime Bahena
Nov 16th, 2004, 01:40 PM
Yeah, I found that interesting.

I at first wondered if Serena would congratulate
Sharapova and she did at the end.

I waited for Sharapova to do the
same and she never did.

Not to mention the crowd was clearly more pro-Serena
and the crowd wasn't all the loud when Sharapova won or
was intorduced to get her award.

If she had said anything about Serena she'd have had
to add that Serena was injured and maybe didn't want
to remind people.

Who knows. :)

I would expect a crowd in Los Angeles, California to be pro Serena: born in California, American. Not too difficult to see why the crowd liked Serena more than Masha. Besides, everybody likes a "fighter:" someone who perseveres despite obvious injury!!

Jan2005
Nov 16th, 2004, 03:23 PM
Injury?!
Ha, good one!

the cat
Nov 16th, 2004, 03:24 PM
I think Masha forgot about Serena because she was talking about the terrorist school tragedy in Beslan, Russia and that got her off track in her post match speech. She has never shown any disrespect to Serena. I think forgetting to mention her was just an accident. Masha almost forgot to emntion her mom, too.

Venus+Serena#1fan
Nov 16th, 2004, 03:31 PM
Honestly im just thinking Maria isn't the brightest crayon in the box....she seems kinda slow in interviews......Im sure Serena will win many tournaments next year, some over Sharapova, and I hope she doesnt mention her either, even though I know she will.

clementine
Nov 16th, 2004, 03:54 PM
Because she knew too well that when Serena lost a match it is not Serena playing in there. She remembered too well what Serena just said about the wimbledon defeat.

So i guess it is just rightful to not mention Serena because Serena was not in that YEC finals in the first place. It was an impostor.

Masha is too good to waste her time thanking an opponent who never showed up. :devil: :p

I agree. Why should Maria be gracious in her championship speech when Serena is never gracious in defeat?

I'm still waiting for a player to have the guts to go into the interview room and say, "Gosh, I was only playing at 10% today but I still managed to beat Serena, who was clearly playing at 200%!" :lol:

cheo23
Nov 16th, 2004, 04:58 PM
I agree. Why should Maria be gracious in her championship speech when Serena is never gracious in defeat?

I'm still waiting for a player to have the guts to go into the interview room and say, "Gosh, I was only playing at 10% today but I still managed to beat Serena, who was clearly playing at 200%!" :lol:
EXACtLY! HOw many TIMES has SERENA BEEN GRACious in DEFEAT!
NOt in this tournament..she when LOST TO LinDSay
SHe said THIS " SHe WASN'T TOugh to PLay!" LOL
"I definetly WOn that MATCH!!!!!!!!!!" :lol:

lucashg
Nov 16th, 2004, 05:18 PM
I think she took what Serena said about Wimbledon seriously. And I guess she had doubs about Serena's injury, cause she might have thought she would win the third set easily and was at first, down 0-4. But who knows...

SjuTjuD
Nov 16th, 2004, 06:15 PM
Maria's just another ditzy dumb blond.

Martian KC
Nov 16th, 2004, 06:18 PM
EXACtLY! HOw many TIMES has SERENA BEEN GRACious in DEFEAT!
NOt in this tournament..she when LOST TO LinDSay
SHe said THIS " SHe WASN'T TOugh to PLay!" LOL
"I definetly WOn that MATCH!!!!!!!!!!" :lol:

You forgot your blue, bold font to go with your angry caps. :sad:

cheo23
Nov 16th, 2004, 06:20 PM
You forgot your blue, bold font to go with your angry caps. :sad:
SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't Forget to ADD GREEN to My Reputation!
I Can't STAND RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

the cat
Nov 16th, 2004, 06:23 PM
Lucas, you might be right about Maria taking what Serena said about not being at Wimbledon seriously. But I think she just forgot about talking about Serena in her speech once she started talking about the school terrorist tragedy in Beslan, Russia. That took her off course in her speech. Masha is only human and should be given the benefit of the doubt until she proves otherwise with consistent behaviour of forgetting to congratulate her opponents in her championship ceremony speeches.

Jaime Bahena
Nov 16th, 2004, 06:38 PM
Masha couldn't even put a sentence together. Masha can't think hard enough to grasp the concept of Serena's statements :rolls: How stupid it was of Masha to show up and play air tennis.

...and how stupid of her to accept the $1 million prize money and donate the Porsche!! She's an absolute blonde airhead!!!!

cheo23
Nov 16th, 2004, 06:43 PM
...and how stupid of her to accept the $1 million prize money and donate the Porsche!! She's an absolute blonde airhead!!!!
EXACTLy!!!!!!!!!!! GO MARIA!!!!!!!!!!!
U have DEFEATED Venus in Zurich & DEFEATED SERENA 2 TIMES IN A ROW!
U GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

waratahsrock
Nov 16th, 2004, 07:15 PM
...and how stupid of her to accept the $1 million prize money and donate the Porsche!! She's an absolute blonde airhead!!!!

At least she's helping out people in need. She does something generous to help out people in need and she still gets bashed.
Good on ya masha! :angel:

bandabou
Nov 16th, 2004, 07:32 PM
Cheo, who´s your fav anyways? Seems like anybody who beats a Williams you jump on the bandwagon....why´s that? Your real fav can´t do?

Sanneriet
Nov 16th, 2004, 09:20 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- So what's a girl who loves to shop do with $1 million?

``That's a lot of shoes,'' says Maria Sharapova (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/403/), winner of Wimbledon and the year-end WTA Championships.

The 17-year-old Russian is headed off to a ``super-fantastic'' vacation knowing she beat the world's top players over five consecutive days to earn one of the richest paychecks in women's tennis.

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Sharapova rose to a career-high fourth in the year-end WTA rankings released Tuesday after starting the year at No. 32. She finished with a 55-15 match record and her fifth title after defeating an injured Serena Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/134/) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 Monday night.

``I've had an amazing year and accomplished so much,'' she said. ``To achieve so much, I don't think a lot of people realize that I'm still 17.''

Lindsay Davenport (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/93/) claimed the year-end No. 1 ranking for the third time in her career, although she failed to advance to the semifinals after winning a Tour-best seven titles.

``To be able to do it at 28 is quite an accomplishment,'' she said.

Sharapova's run through the season-ending tournament proved a breakthrough, with three victories over players she had losing records against. She beat countrywomen Svetlana Kuznetsova (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/151/) and Vera Zvonareva (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/153/) in straight sets, and outlasted fellow Russian Anastasia Myskina (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/101/) in three sets after losing to her three other times this year.

``It just shows that I came a long way in a short period of time,'' she said. ``It's just really unbelievable. I played five days in a row and with my body at 17, it's not very easy to do that.''

Sharapova's biggest challenge came against former No. 1-ranked Amelie Mauresmo (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/166/) in the semifinals. The two had never played before and Sharapova won 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.

``When I was playing Amelie I was absolutely dead, I felt that I couldn't go on,'' she said, ``but I found an inner strength in myself.''

The long year clearly took a toll on Sharapova, who didn't smile much as the tournament wore on and had a muted reaction when she beat Williams.

``It was a relief,'' she said. ``I froze.''

Sharapova's life turned into a whirlwind of promotional appearances, photo shoots and constant scrutiny after her stunning 6-1, 6-4 victory over Williams at Wimbledon. Expectations piled up on her thin shoulders, too.

She played 10 more tournaments the rest of the year, winning titles in South Korea and Japan before beating Williams again.

``There were definitely a lot of difficult periods. That's how I learned to be at the top. That's how I learned a lot about myself,'' she said. ``After winning Wimbledon at 17, it's a bit of a struggle. I'm just one girl in front of millions of people and a lot of people are watching me, looking at me every second to see what I'm doing, wanting me to win and this and that.''

Sharapova's recognition among non-tennis fans has gone up, especially when she hands over her credit card in stores.

``Unfortunately, I have to give them my credit card lots of times because I am a big shopper,'' she said.

At times, Sharapova finds the attention to be intrusive, especially if she's approached while eating in public.

``Then yeah, it is a little bit like, `You are bothering me.' It is very difficult when some fans are a little crazy,'' she said. ``But other times, I don't mind if people come up to me and ask for my autograph.''

The blond beauty's looks have generated as much interest as her game, helping give women's tennis a marketing boost during a year in which Serena and Venus Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/87/) didn't win a Grand Slam tournament.

Organizers of the WTA Championships focused their advertising on Sharapova, featuring her in a short skirt and without her racket in tournament posters and billboards with the tag line, ``The closer you sit the hotter she gets.''

Williams, who loves fashion as much as Sharapova does, saw nothing wrong with a 17-year-old being portrayed in an alluring way.

``I love her legs in this picture. Her legs are so sexy,'' Williams said. ``She is not being sold in this picture. This is a hot picture.''

WTA Tour CEO Larry Scott defended the ads, saying, ``They were respectful and tasteful. I was surprised for any questions to be raised.''

Sharapova didn't have a problem with the ads, and enjoys getting dolled up for photo shoots.

``I find it to be very glamorous because definitely the work on the court is not very glamorous,'' she said. ``So it feels good to get the makeup on. I am a Renaissance woman. I love to try different things.''

Sharapova showed a gracious side after beating Williams. She said she planned to give the SUV worth $56,300 that she won or proceeds from its sale to the survivors of the September hostage-taking in Russia that left more than 300 people dead, half of them children.

And she later acknowledged slipping up during the post-match awards ceremony. ``I forgot to thank Serena,'' she said. ``I'm sorry I didn't mention her name.''

If Sharapova's success continues in 2005, she knows there will be fewer days to act her age. ``I just have to realize that it's not about winning and it's not about losing,'' she said. ``It's about what you can learn from your mistakes, trying to get better and most importantly working hard.''

tennischick
Nov 17th, 2004, 01:12 AM
Maria was so tired after that match -- let's face it, it takes a LOT to beat even an injured Serena -- that even her own mother she thanked as an afterthought. cut her some slack guys.