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Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 05:25 AM
I find it strange that such a thread wasn't invented yet.
Here, let's post general ideas about Maria, about our activity being her fans and so on...

I have this idea of lauching an internet petition in order to get Maria and Marat Safin playing the HOPMAN CUP 2005 together, don't you think it would be great to see the two hottest Russian players of the moment (Tennis-wise) pairing for that event ? I don't know if it's still possible but we could try...

What do you think ?

Dan23
Nov 23rd, 2004, 05:28 AM
Yes please do make that petition :D:D
I have tickets for a few Russia matches at the Hopman Cup and would much prefer to see Maria playing :yeah:
Maria has already committed to an exhibition in Thailand at the same time which may pose a problem...:sobbing:
Are you going to the Hopman Cup Quasi??

Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 05:30 AM
Damn it, too late, I should have have checked the official site before posting. Nasty girl Myskina has already taken the spot.

Well what about the mixed doubles at the Aussie Open ?

Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 05:33 AM
Yes please do make that petition :D:D
I have tickets for a few Russia matches at the Hopman Cup and would much prefer to see Maria playing :yeah:
Maria has already committed to an exhibition in Thailand at the same time which may pose a problem...:sobbing:
Are you going to the Hopman Cup Quasi??
Nope, I would love to spend January in Australia but I have to attack a bank first....

Dan23
Nov 23rd, 2004, 05:34 AM
Yeah Nasty has been confirmed since mid October..:)

Whats it with Safin and Maria??
I think Hewitt and Maria would be better..CMON :worship:

Princess Sarah.
Nov 23rd, 2004, 05:35 AM
I find it strange that such a thread wasn't invented yet.
Here, let's post general ideas about Maria, about our activity being her fans and so on...

I have this idea of lauching an internet petition in order to get Maria and Marat Safin playing the HOPMAN CUP 2005 together, don't you think it would be great to see the two hottest Russian players of the moment (Tennis-wise) pairing for that event ? I don't know if it's still possible but we could try...

What do you think ?

i don't care about the chick who's playing as long as Marat is there i am a very happy girl:) :drool:

Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 05:43 AM
Yeah Nasty has been confirmed since mid October..:)

Whats it with Safin and Maria??
I think Hewitt and Maria would be better..CMON :worship:
Tati won't like it, lol.
And It would be funny to watch SAFIN drooling at Maria :haha: !!

Dan23
Nov 23rd, 2004, 05:52 AM
Tati won't like it, lol.
And It would be funny to watch SAFIN drooling at Maria :haha: !!
:haha:
Yea Aussie Tati mightnt be a fan :lol: :p

Lemonskin.
Nov 23rd, 2004, 06:54 AM
Hmm... here's a useless fact I've discovered...

In all the matches Maria's played this year, when she's lost the first set in a tiebreak, she's gone down hard in the second set.

Tokyo (Pan Pacific)
Hantuchova def Sharapova 7-6(6) 6-1

Memphis
Zvonareva def Sharapova 7-6(5) 6-2

Rome
Farina-Elia def Sharapova 7-6(3) 6-0

Do you guys think maybe this is something she could work on? Maybe, but all of these losses were in the first half of the year, before she really got going.

Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 07:25 AM
Yes, I think she improved mentally and technically since those losses.

Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 07:35 AM
One week after, what are your feelings about that controversy conerning Maria's conduct during and after the YEC final ?

Here's an excerpt of Jon Wertheim Mailbag at CNN/SI


Am I the only one who thought Sharapova was rude during the season-ending championships final against Serena Williams? She constantly pumped her fist, stared Serena down and screamed "come on" at the end of the third set when it was quite obvious Serena was injured. To top it off, she failed to acknowledge Serena at the end. Then Yuri Sharapova ran onto the court and yelled an obscenity at a fan. If Serena or Richard Williams had behaved like that, it would have made its way into several negative articles. I guess being the WTA's latest great white hope helps. The double standard lives. Not that I'm surprised. Things will never change. ...
-- Valencia, New York City

I'm with you: Pumping your fist when your opponent is serving at 60 mph and grimacing in pain between points is weak. So is falling triumphantly on the court after such a hollow victory. So is failing to acknowledge said opponent in the trophy presentations. (Though to Sharapova's credit, she did praise Serena in the post-match press conference. She also gets points for donating the Porsche she won to the families of the Beslan massacre.) But it seems to me the real absence of class was shown by Yuri. Already cited for illegal coaching during the week, he stormed the court to hug his daughter in what was truly an uncomfortable moment. Then he was caught by ESPN's cameras having a few choice words with a fan. If I'm IMG, I'd sit Yuri down, stare into his sunglasses and say, "Dude, dial it down, or you're going to cost your daughter a whole lot of money."

But there was no double standard. Not here. Not among fans -- by Tuesday morning we must have had 100 e-mails from all over the world, savaging both Sharapovas for their behavior last Monday night. And not in the media. Here's a blurb from the Daily Mail in London:

"Most players would have understood Williams was so physically impaired that their victory was a hollow one. They would have toned down the celebration out of respect and offered words of comfort to their opponent. Not Sharapova. And not her family."

Again, the post-match scene was not exactly a clinic in winning gracefully. But I thought it was heartening that the players and their families seem to be judged by a similar set of standards. I didn't come across much evidence that people were looking the other way to excuse a player you (not unreasonably) call "the latest great white hope." Bad form is bad form is bad form. And as many of you, including Frank of New York City, correctly pointed out, Serena was extremely gracious in defeat this time.

Dan23
Nov 23rd, 2004, 08:00 AM
One week after, what are your feelings about that controversy conerning Maria's conduct during and after the YEC final ?

Here's an excerpt of Jon Wertheim Mailbag at CNN/SI
Ahh wish they'd get over it :p
I think Maria's conduct was fine..it was what she needed to do to get up from an embarassing position at 0-4...
Maria couldnt just roll over and let Serena win regardless of the injury..

Yuri's behaviour was a bit worrying though..:(

Lemonskin.
Nov 23rd, 2004, 08:24 AM
Yuri pisses me off.

I wish he'd just sit down and shut up.

I haven't seen the match yet so I can't comment on Maria's actions in it.

Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 08:39 AM
I haven't seen the match yet so I can't comment on Maria's actions in it.
Shame on you, LS :lol: ...

Maria was pumping herself up as usual but some persons considered it shocking while Serena was visibly in real pain. And she had that ackward move after winning the last point. The way she fell on her knees, one could find it not spontaneous. I don't now...

Personally, I'm probably biased, but I find elegance in everything Maria does. Is it that I'm blinded or is it the people who don't like her that try to find evil in everything she does ?

lakan kildap
Nov 23rd, 2004, 08:50 AM
If they're going to nitpick like that , they might as well point out that Maria often does not raise her hand when getting a lucky drop with the net cord. Most players raise the hand partly to acknowledge that they've been lucky and partly to apologize to the opponent.

Let's face it. This girl is not perfect. But more importantly, this girl is different. She screams "come on" even if the point she just won was caused by an opponent's double fault. And when you really think about it, that's what makes her exciting. The behaviour of tennis fans, especially during interviews, is boring me to death. This is a breath of fresh air. What were they expecting, that she be muted in her celebration after winning 1 million dollars? I mean, really?

As for the "latest great white hope" comment by the letter writer and seconded by the columnist, well, if that is not a racist remark, I don't know what is. At the risk of being flamed for being an idiot on race matters, I will say my piece on the issue.

The phrase "great white hope" has been used only in sports where

1) a black player has reigned so long after holding off a long line of white challengers or
2) where blacks are the predominant players.

The first time I know it was used was when then white dominated American boxing was looking for a man to beat heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, who happened to be black, and outraged the white powers-that-be at the time, including many in the media. The second case of it also being used is in American basketball, where black players over the years have vastly outnumbered the white players. So players like Larry Bird, Dirk Nowitzki are sometimes labeled as "great white hopes". Larry Bird would have been a great player regardless of his skin pigment. But putting a label on him like that leads some people to wrongly conclude that he was considered great simply because he was white.

The tag does not apply to Sharapova, because black players have not taken over tennis. And while it's true the Williams sisters have reigned over the sport for four years (2000-2003), it never occured to me that they would stay there forever. Not in this age of short tennis careers. The Williams sisters, no matter the skin color, were, to me, just two in a long line of women who have taken over tennis as top players. Eventually, someone would knock them off their seats. They did not signal a black takeover of tennis. If anything, given that tennis is still a predominantly white sport, the Williams sisters should be called "the great black hopes" now that we're into putting titles on people's shoulders.

I mean, if Sharapova were the next great white hope today, what were they saying in the 80's and the early 90's, when Navratilova, then Graf, then Seles, all Europeans, were the top players? That Davenport was "the great American hope"?

Labels, nothing but labels. This is ridiculous.

Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 09:48 AM
With all my own digressions, I forgot the petition stuff. Shall we do it for a MS/MS (Maria Sharapova/Marat Safin) mixed doubles pair in the Aus open ? And if yes, can someone tell how to do that :confused: ??? I know nothing about internet petitions ;) .

I also wonder, if that was, how would the players take it ?

Lemonskin.
Nov 23rd, 2004, 09:54 AM
With all my own digressions, I forgot the petition stuff. Shall we do it for a MS/MS (Maria Sharapova/Marat Safin) mixed doubles pair in the Aus open ? And if yes, can someone tell how to do that :confused: ??? I know nothing about internet petitions ;) .

I also wonder, if that was, how would the players take it ?
The bottom line is that they're going to take the BEST AVAILABLE player. At the moment, Myskina is ranked higher than Maria and probably has more consistency with the top players. And she's made herself available. So of course she was picked. Safin is easily the best Russian bloke so he'll probably be a shoe-in next year too.

If Maria is the best Russian next year and makes herself available, then she'd be picked.

Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 10:08 AM
I had this thought about Maria: her physical appearance makes it hard to realize she's just 17. I think that even her opponents don't: she has such a charisma (plus she is so tall) that even the most experienced and mature players have the impression they are in front of a big, big woman (even Davenport who is taller experienced that in that Wimby Semi-Final : Maria's determination to fight back eventually took on Lindsay's momentum).

I remember some male players a few years ago said that when they were in front of Sampras, who was dominant at this time, they experienced a very special stress resulting from the aura of "Pistol Pete". I believe that something similar goes with Maria. If she becomes #1 (I think that will be soon), she's going to dominate the tour, not only because she's an exceptionally talented player but also because of that charismatic aura.

DrChemicalX
Nov 23rd, 2004, 10:08 AM
I have this idea of lauching an internet petition in order to get Maria and Marat Safin playing the HOPMAN CUP 2005 together, don't you think it would be great to see the two hottest Russian players of the moment (Tennis-wise) pairing for that event ? I don't know if it's still possible but we could try...


My eyes lit up when you said that! I was buying tickets infact great tickets untill i heard maria was not going to be playing there! I wish they changed it... but i think its IMG...

Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 10:14 AM
The bottom line is that they're going to take the BEST AVAILABLE player. At the moment, Myskina is ranked higher than Maria and probably has more consistency with the top players. And she's made herself available. So of course she was picked. Safin is easily the best Russian bloke so he'll probably be a shoe-in next year too.

If Maria is the best Russian next year and makes herself available, then she'd be picked.
LS you don't follow the debate :lol: ...
I ask about the Australian Open not the Hopman Cup anymore.

I'm not quite sure you're correct about "picking the best player", I think it's rather about who's voluntary to play the event. Hopman Cup is not an official competition, it's almost an exhibition and a preparation for the Aus Open.

Lemonskin.
Nov 23rd, 2004, 10:36 AM
Ah, I see... Skim reading kills, guys :p

Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 10:44 AM
Ah, I see... Skim reading kills, guys :p
How dare you make skim reading in such a valuable board and especially this highly important thread of mine :lol: ...

Dan23
Nov 23rd, 2004, 01:00 PM
Hey Quasimodo (need a shortter nickname for you :p ) if you make a Hewitt/Sharapova petition ill sign it :D
..dont know about Safin though :hehehe:
Somehow I doubt it would convince them to play though :lol:

Actually I'd prefer it if Maria teams up with Masha K in the doubles but I wouldnt be suprised if Masha plays no doubles at all :)

BTW LS the HC isnt really about the best player from each country..its more about who wants to play and is available. They would have Hewitt and Roddick playing if they could get the best players :D I live in hope that in 2006 they swap Nastya for Maria or maybe Lena D ;)

Sharapower
Nov 23rd, 2004, 01:19 PM
Hey Quasimodo (need a shortter nickname for you :p ) if you make a Hewitt/Sharapova petition ill sign it :D
..dont know about Safin though :hehehe:
Somehow I doubt it would convince them to play though :lol:

Actually I'd prefer it if Maria teams up with Masha K in the doubles but I wouldnt be suprised if Masha plays no doubles at all :)

Q. or QM is ok.

Marat SAFIN because they are both Russian, have the same initials and are the two sexiest players on both tours :p .

With Masha's new orientation for more game at the net, I think she's going to play some doubles, probably mixed doubles which is a good way to improve for a girl. Remember she paired with Max at the USO. Maybe she's going to stick with him, after all, Mirnyi is a real doubles specialist.

Dan23
Nov 23rd, 2004, 01:33 PM
Q. or QM is ok.

Marat SAFIN because they are both Russian, have the same initials and are the two sexiest players on both tours :p .

With Masha's new orientation for more game at the net, I think she's going to play some doubles, probably mixed doubles which is a good way to improve for a girl. Remember she paired with Max at the USO. Maybe she's going to stick with him, after all, Mirnyi is a real doubles specialist.
Ok QM it is ;)
Ill take your word for it that Safin is the sexiest though from what ive heard from Sarah youre probably right :D
..and you make a good point about the net play which is clearly a part of the game Maria is working hard on. The mixed doubles would be good esp if she can avoid it taking anything away from her preparation for singles..Max would seem to be the most likely partner if he's around
Its good to see Maria relaxing and smiling a bit more when playing doubles too..its something we dont see too often on court

DrChemicalX
Nov 23rd, 2004, 01:38 PM
Its good to see Maria relaxing and smiling a bit more when playing doubles too..its something we dont see too often on court

so true :)

Daniel
Nov 23rd, 2004, 01:39 PM
Hello Everyone :wavey:

Big Dave
Nov 23rd, 2004, 01:41 PM
i reckon maria will relax a little bit more during next years matches and smile more on court!

Dan23
Nov 23rd, 2004, 01:48 PM
Hello Everyone :wavey:
Gday Daniel :yeah: :D
How are you mate?

..and goodnight, im outta here :zzz: :wavey:

Lemonskin.
Nov 23rd, 2004, 07:16 PM
Q. or QM is ok.
I'd be surprised if you don't get called "Q to the Mizzle" around here :lol:

Josh B.
Nov 23rd, 2004, 09:03 PM
she is a nice person but yeah she should stop pumping her fists like that. Why does her dad jump on the court after she won the title & why the heck does she smooch her Dad on the mouth as she did at wimbledon, how disgusting.

Its her dad u tit!

Not a random bloke.

Yuri has helped Maria through her whole Tennis coureer, Winning Wimbledon was as great for Maria as it was for Yuri.

Dan23
Nov 23rd, 2004, 10:20 PM
oh, ok. But the tennis journalist jon wertheim on cnnsi was also complaining about Maria's Dad jumping on courst. As for the other thing I said, forget it it's nothing bad...
Yeah I wouldnt listen to half the crap Wertheim writes..but yes Yuri shouldnt have come on the court

Dan23
Nov 23rd, 2004, 10:20 PM
I'd be surprised if you don't get called "Q to the Mizzle" around here :lol:
:lol:
Thanks L to the Sizzle ;)

andrewbroad
Nov 23rd, 2004, 10:50 PM
One week after, what are your feelings about that controversy conerning Maria's conduct during and after the YEC final ?

Here's an excerpt of Jon Wertheim Mailbag at CNN/SII don't have a problem with Maria's fist-pumping or shouting "come on" - these are just her natural ways of firing herself up. Why shouldn't she at 4-4 in the final set of the WTA Tour Championships?

And calling it a "hollow victory" is insulting to Maria - as if she had won 6-0 5-0 retired. After fighting back from losing the first set, and from 0-4 in the third, she had every right to celebrate fully what must have been such a sweet triumph. Nothing should detract from the quality of Maria's performance.

Forgetting to acknowledge Serena in her victory speech was an oversight that many 17-year-olds would have made in the excitement of the moment. Maria made up for this at her earliest opportunity after she realised.

The controversial circumstances of Maria's victory - namely Serena's injury, for which Maria can hardly be blamed - were just an excuse for the haters to show their true colours. It's not going to change the way Maria's faithful supporters think of her.

--
Dr. Andrew Broad
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/)
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/)
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/shara/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/shara/)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sizzlingsharapova/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sizzlingsharapova/)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/)

Dan23
Nov 23rd, 2004, 11:33 PM
Thats right Andrew, Maria was just playing as she needed to to get out of the hole she was in.
Im certain she meant no disrespect to Serena and had made a big effort to win the 2nd set and wasnt going to let it get away esp since Serena didnt start the 3rd set playing like an injured player.
Some of the responses to this arguement in the GM have been ridiculous - it really isnt worth wasting time replying in there :)

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 24th, 2004, 03:17 AM
Quasimodo.. there is already a thread like this called Maria SHarapova Cheering thread...

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 24th, 2004, 03:24 AM
:rolleyes:

Dan23
Nov 24th, 2004, 03:30 AM
:rolleyes:
:mad:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 24th, 2004, 04:08 AM
:mad:

:rolleyes:

Sharapower
Nov 24th, 2004, 04:28 AM
Quasimodo.. there is already a thread like this called Maria SHarapova Cheering thread...
1) I don't see it displayed on the list of recent threads so I guess it's not active anymore
2) As far as I know a "cheering thread" is about posting "C'mon Maria", "I love you Maria" and so on, that's not really the purpose of this one
3) I don't care
4) People don't care

:lol: :lol:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 24th, 2004, 04:56 AM
1) I don't see it displayed on the list of recent threads so I guess it's not active anymore
2) As far as I know a "cheering thread" is about posting "C'mon Maria", "I love you Maria" and so on, that's not really the purpose of this one
3) I don't care
4) People don't care

:lol: :lol:

I said like... not as or identical...

Also tje omter[retatopm os dofferent...

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 24th, 2004, 05:10 AM
I said like... not as or identical...

Also tje omter[retatopm os dofferent...


:eek:

Dan23
Nov 24th, 2004, 05:31 AM
Luis why dont you stop filling these otherwise normal threads with crap :)
Go and post your "Also tje omter[retatopm os dofferent..." and :rolleyes: in the off topic thread :p :D

Lemonskin.
Nov 24th, 2004, 06:40 AM
Duiz is being particularly annoying of late.

Duiz, let threads be about what the title intends them to be and don't post crap people won't understand. It's even stupider to reply to your own dumb posts too!!!

Edward.
Nov 24th, 2004, 06:44 AM
Also tje omter[retatopm os dofferent...

Thats quite easy to understand. Compared to some of his other crap.

lakan kildap
Nov 24th, 2004, 06:53 AM
Thats quite easy to understand. Compared to some of his other crap.

agreed, that's just the right hand being [mis]placed one key to the right. so instead of (left=asdf) right=jkl;

we have right=kl;'

the text is "also the interpretation is different"

Sharapower
Nov 24th, 2004, 07:09 AM
WTF :confused:

Dan23
Nov 24th, 2004, 07:16 AM
we;; dioz cam [pst jos cra[ om tje pff tp[oc tjread :p

Shall we move back on to Maria's tennis again? :)

Sharapower
Nov 24th, 2004, 07:17 AM
Last night I dreamt I was Maria's coach, we were playing a practice match and she was totally crushing me.

Anybody cares ?

LOL

Dan23
Nov 24th, 2004, 07:28 AM
Last night I dreamt I was Maria's coach, we were playing a practice match and she was totally crushing me.

Anybody cares ?

LOL
:lol:
Now that would be good fun though it would be the fastest double bagel of all time...:D
You'd have to serve 4 aces to get a game off her ;)

Sharapower
Nov 24th, 2004, 07:48 AM
When I'm well-trained, I have a huge first serve, very difficult to read/anticipate ;) .

Btw, watching Maria has really influenced my tennis-play. I go for crazy shots now and there's a lot in. I wonder if I should consider implementing the scream-grunt :lol: .

Lemonskin.
Nov 24th, 2004, 08:29 AM
Here's a thread Quasimodo might be able to sink his teeth into...

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=142021

Thoughts?

Sharapower
Nov 24th, 2004, 10:12 AM
Here's a thread Quasimodo might be able to sink his teeth into...

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=142021

Thoughts?
Why ?

xan
Nov 24th, 2004, 03:36 PM
Thats right Andrew, Maria was just playing as she needed to to get out of the hole she was in.
Im certain she meant no disrespect to Serena and had made a big effort to win the 2nd set and wasnt going to let it get away esp since Serena didnt start the 3rd set playing like an injured player.
Some of the responses to this arguement in the GM have been ridiculous - it really isnt worth wasting time replying in there :)
You have to reply to this sort of rubbish, otherwise people who don't know any better start to believe it. The way the maria haters were going on, you'd have thought Maria was being thrashed by Serena until Miss Williams suddenly became totally incapacitated, and then Maria was cheering all her double faults.

In fact Serena was losing before the injury, and had her best run of winning games after the injury took effect. having watched the match twise, I never saw Maria cheering a double fault. Though she pumped her fist walking across court preparing to receive the next shot - which is quite acceptable. As for her fist-pumping her winners, that's how she plays. And I would say only in the last two or three games of the match did Serena cease to be a real threat.

i think the fist-pumping is a necessary part of Maria's game. She seems to play her best when psyched-up in this way.

Big Dave
Nov 24th, 2004, 06:55 PM
So Maria has won the ITWA player of the year. So when is the ITF player of the year award coming out? What is the difference between these?

msmsed
Nov 25th, 2004, 01:24 AM
do any of u guyz find her dad weird?? or is it just me....

12345happy
Nov 26th, 2004, 03:55 AM
do any of u guyz find her dad weird?? or is it just me....
I'm actually told her parents are good people...

12345happy
Nov 26th, 2004, 03:58 AM
do any of u guyz find her dad weird?? or is it just me....
I've been told her parents are good people-- maybe her dad seems weird just because he's a foreigner and isn't familiar with certain customs, etc... I don't think her parents had an easy life... Just a thought...

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 26th, 2004, 04:36 AM
hi Akindoc.. how is it going?

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 26th, 2004, 04:36 AM
So Maria has won the ITWA player of the year. So when is the ITF player of the year award coming out? What is the difference between these?
IFT is juniors tennis...

Dan23
Nov 26th, 2004, 05:13 AM
IFT is juniors tennis...
Not necessarily Luis..
The ITF governing body for all forms of tennis and is responsible for all non WTA/ATP events (ie Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Juniors, Olympics etc..) and organising the Grand Slams..

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 26th, 2004, 05:17 AM
you are right... I need to eat.... I need... more Turkey!

Dan23
Nov 27th, 2004, 09:56 AM
Myskina :fiery: :mad:
Shes really been laying into Maria lately.. :(
It really appears jealousy and insecurity may be fueling it because her comments have moved from attacking Yuri to commenting on Maria's "foreign" accent etc.. :rolleyes:

Lemonskin.
Nov 27th, 2004, 11:00 AM
Fark Myskina shits me.

I wouldn;t mind her if she kept her bloody cakehole shut

Edward.
Nov 27th, 2004, 11:38 AM
I'm disappointed in Myskina. I used to like the girl very much.

If she has a problem with Yuri, that is understandable. But she shouldn't take out her anger on Maria.

Dan23
Nov 27th, 2004, 12:10 PM
I agree Ed, I was a bit of a fan her having seen her play a fair bit..
..after events earlier this year I just thought these things happen and moved on but now after all this :tape: :mad:
Looks like the Russian team could probably do with Maria's help atm too...:p
Kuzzie lost to Dechy in 3
and now its Aussie Tati vs Nasty ;)

Andy Mac
Nov 27th, 2004, 02:32 PM
fuck myskina....she a jealous lil...ok i aint gunna say it..ill get in trouble aha

faust
Nov 29th, 2004, 02:22 AM
wat can i say?! is it yuri or is it just myskina?

wat do u think? :confused: :confused:

Dan23
Nov 29th, 2004, 02:37 AM
Well Yuri's behaviour at times this year has been unacceptable but Nastya seems to have a bigger problem with Maria than just Yuri's behaviour.
Tati Golovin hasnt escaped a serve from her either in the last few days..:(

Sharapower
Nov 29th, 2004, 05:16 AM
Well Yuri's behaviour at times this year has been unacceptable but Nastya seems to have a bigger problem with Maria than just Yuri's behaviour.
Yes, that's pretty much what I think. Seems Maria is not a very liked person on the tour : there was ElenaD and her "non-russian" stuff, then Amelie Mauresmo after Maria's withdrawal from Philly semifinal, followed by Bartoli who said Maria was on another planet and now Myskina and Kuznetsova who show some heavy resentment towards Maria. This leads me to think that either Maria arouses a lot of jealousy or she's really a terrible kid, LOL.

Tati Golovin hasnt escaped a serve from her either in the last few days..:(
What does this mean ???

Dan23
Nov 29th, 2004, 05:27 AM
What does this mean ???
Maybe I could have worded it differently ;)
Nasty also make a few sly remarks about Tati during the Fed Cup finals..

Sharapower
Nov 29th, 2004, 05:41 AM
Maybe I could have worded it differently ;)
Nasty also make a few sly remarks about Tati during the Fed Cup finals..
Really ? What did she say ?

Dan23
Nov 29th, 2004, 05:45 AM
Nasty: "All these girls (Tatiana Golovin and Sharapova) have no idea about home/country and national pride. They care nothing for tradition and history; they are only interested in fashion, jewelry, and men and everything expensive".

Arguements about it here: http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=142212

Lemonskin.
Nov 29th, 2004, 05:55 AM
:fiery: Nasty

Sharapower
Nov 29th, 2004, 07:44 AM
Maybe it's a rash conclusion but I have this impression, by reading his quotes in the press, that Tarpischev's choice is already made and that he's going to pick Maria instead of Nastya for the 2005 Fed Cup... He doesn't want Maria to choose for American Citizenship, so he's going to have Maria in the team at any cost. He's taking the long-term into account so he prefers ensuring the presence of a 17 years old champion instead of flattering the ego of a 24-old prima-donna.

Dan23
Nov 29th, 2004, 08:00 AM
I dont think they'd dump Myskina completely..but they should tell her to live with the fact that Maria may well be the No 1 Russian sooner than Nasty would like and that Maria deserves to be in the team as much as any of the others..

Sharapower
Nov 29th, 2004, 08:21 AM
I dont think they'd dump Myskina completely..but they should tell her to live with the fact that Maria may well be the No 1 Russian sooner than Nasty would like and that Maria deserves to be in the team as much as any of the others..
When we see how far Myskina went in her diatribe against Maria, she's condemned to stick to her words or she's going to appear like someone with no self-pride.
On the other hand, maybe she made herself the decision not to play the Fed Cup anymore in order to focus on her own carreer, so she found this argument to save the appearances. Then the big loser would be Larissa Neiland because she wouldn't be decently training the team with Maria in it after what she said, so Tarpischev would probably sideline her.

Btw I made an analysis of all this stuff here: http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=4538760#post4538760, any comments ?

Lemonskin.
Nov 29th, 2004, 09:37 AM
Btw I made an analysis of all this stuff here: http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=4538760#post4538760, any comments ?
Very diplomatic ;)

Sharapower
Nov 29th, 2004, 10:01 AM
Very diplomatic ;)
Diplomacy is what we need in this very agitated off-season :lol: .
And it seems to work, the anti-Masha appear not to have anymore arguments against me :devil: .
But once again, I find it amazing how Maria arouses such passionate reactions from both players and tennis fans. In fact, except her on-court beahvior, she's rather a conventional girl who carefully chooses her words when talking in public and from whom you don't hear a lot when she's not playing in a tournament.

Lemonskin.
Nov 29th, 2004, 07:11 PM
Diplomacy is what we need in this very agitated off-season :lol: .
And it seems to work, the anti-Masha appear not to have anymore arguments against me :devil:
Of course! Once you introduce logic and reason into it, they can't argue it ;)

Dan23
Nov 29th, 2004, 11:11 PM
When we see how far Myskina went in her diatribe against Maria, she's condemned to stick to her words or she's going to appear like someone with no self-pride.
On the other hand, maybe she made herself the decision not to play the Fed Cup anymore in order to focus on her own carreer, so she found this argument to save the appearances. Then the big loser would be Larissa Neiland because she wouldn't be decently training the team with Maria in it after what she said, so Tarpischev would probably sideline her.

Btw I made an analysis of all this stuff here: http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=4538760#post4538760, any comments ?Ill be looking forward to seeing what Nasty does if Maria is selected and how much support she'll have from the other team members.
Tarpischev should tell her to pull her head in before the problems get worse :p

lakan kildap
Nov 30th, 2004, 03:10 AM
Nasty: "All these girls (Tatiana Golovin and Sharapova) have no idea about home/country and national pride. They care nothing for tradition and history; they are only interested in fashion, jewelry, and men and everything expensive".

Arguements about it here: http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=142212

that statement by Myskina defies logic. At least, as far as Maria's case is concerned. If Maria did not care for home country, why would she go around playing for Russia? She could have easily played for the US, like Monica and Martina did, and the US would have welcomed her.

I think in general, Russia-based players resent those Russians who sought their fortunes abroad. It's silly, it's like the Cold War thing all over again. If you go to America, you're a traitor, or something like that.

They've won the Fed Cup, so this is academic, but I think the Russians would have been in better shape if Maria were the 2nd singles player instead of Kuzzie, who's in a sort of a funk right now.

Dan23
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:22 AM
More quotes from the currently ridiculously-anti-Maria Myskina..

Myskina: "She [Sharapova] will never be among us because she's on bad terms with the team"
- wonder why that is Nasty :fiery:

Myskina: "I don't want to be on the same team as people who won't show me respect"
- could say the same thing the other way around..

faust
Dec 1st, 2004, 02:47 AM
oh cmon'

as if she's respecting maria!!

Sharapower
Dec 1st, 2004, 05:10 AM
What is Maria's complete name ?
I read somewhere in this forum "Maria Yurievna SHARAPOVA" is it correct ?
I know that the second given name is important for Russians.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Dec 1st, 2004, 05:25 AM
yes yes.... you are right... I don't know her maiden name yet.... darn it...

lakan kildap
Dec 1st, 2004, 05:59 AM
What is Maria's complete name ?
I read somewhere in this forum "Maria Yurievna SHARAPOVA" is it correct ?
I know that the second given name is important for Russians.

I think it was Marcova who posted that. The middle name or 2nd given name is supposed to be derived from the name of the father, but they don't use it outside Russia. So elsewhere in the world, Maria is just Maria Sharapova.

Dan23
Dec 1st, 2004, 06:03 AM
Yeah thats Maria's full name :)
Its not hard to see where the Yurievna comes from ;)

Sharapower
Dec 1st, 2004, 06:08 AM
Hmmmmm, "Maria Yuirievna", "Maria Yurievna", "Maria Yurievna"...
I love it !!!

Lemonskin.
Dec 1st, 2004, 06:35 AM
:fiery: Yuri :(

Sharapower
Dec 1st, 2004, 07:07 AM
:fiery: Yuri :(
Gentle, LS :lol:

After all, if not Yuri, we wouldn't have our Maria Yurievna ;) .
At least he's made one great thing in his life (and this thing was fucking :haha: )

Lemonskin.
Dec 1st, 2004, 07:13 AM
Gentle, LS :lol:

After all, if not Yuri, we wouldn't have our Maria Yurievna ;) .
At least he's made one great thing in his life (and this thing was fucking :haha: )
Ah, yes.

The fruit of his loins is one of his only useful contributions to the world so far :(

Maybe it's because he lived in poverty for so long and now all this money is driving him nuts?

Dan23
Dec 1st, 2004, 07:15 AM
The fruit of his loins is one of his only useful contributions to the world so far :(
A very useful contribution it was too ;) :yeah:

Sharapower
Dec 1st, 2004, 07:33 AM
What about the Amelie/Maria Doubles combo in HK exhibition ?
It's kind of surprising me after some Amelie's and her coach's bitter words about Maria and the Tretorn balls polemic.
Can we imagine those two playing doubles in an official tournament ? On the paper they could win the grandslam, there's all the ingredients for a terrific team of doubles.

lakan kildap
Dec 1st, 2004, 08:18 AM
Ah, yes.

The fruit of his loins

that kind of rhymes with an underwear brand, doesn't it? :)

Andy.
Dec 1st, 2004, 10:01 AM
I hope Masha is having a good break and going out and enjoying some of her money She is expensive taste like me but at least she has the money to buy what she wants. I hope she is going on a bit of a holiday to absorb what she has achieved this year.

Sharapower
Dec 1st, 2004, 10:16 AM
I hope Masha is having a good break and going out and enjoying some of her money She is expensive taste like me but at least she has the money to buy what she wants.
Maybe you should have a try, becoming her BF :lol: ? She would dress you in Smalto suits, Church's shoes and offer you a Tag Heuer Gold watch ;) .

Andy.
Dec 1st, 2004, 10:46 AM
I wouldnt mind that one bit

Yam
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:06 PM
What about the Amelie/Maria Doubles combo in HK exhibition ?
It's kind of surprising me after some Amelie's and her coach's bitter words about Maria and the Tretorn balls polemic.
Can we imagine those two playing doubles in an official tournament ? On the paper they could win the grandslam, there's all the ingredients for a terrific team of doubles.

She's playing doubles as well in hong kong! :bounce:
Dunno about her partner though. :confused:

No matter who she plays will, she'll do well. Go Maria!!

mashenka best 1
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:09 PM
i concur yam my new m8!

doubles strengthens maria;s considerable strengths

good play

can;t wait

Yam
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:16 PM
Well singles is the main thing, true great players are judged on how they do in singles and not doubles. Doubles is just for improving volleys and rest of the game.

mashenka best 1
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:18 PM
fair do

what i suspected

go singles winner !

Yam
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:20 PM
How does everyone think Maria will do in the Aus Open? I think she will win it! Its either her or Davenport, but Maria will have the egde I think.

Maria Croft
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:31 PM
don't think she will win, maybe QF, I hope !! anyway, the doubles with Amelie is very good !! that will improve her game even more !!

Yam
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:33 PM
Well Maria will be top4 seed, so i think this means she probably won't have to face any really hard opposition until QF! The thing with Maria is that the bigger the match, the better she plays. She turns it on when it counts.

Maria Croft
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:37 PM
you right !! maybe she is seeded 5, lets not forget, the differnce between Maria and Kuznetsova is 3 points, but I doubt that she will have found her game again before Melbourne. so go Maria !!

mashenka best 1
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:38 PM
yes...turning it on... and when she does

i'm turned...(ahem)..i'm roooting for her !!

2^

Yam
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:40 PM
How much is 3 points? Well I doubt kuz will surpass Maria! 4th seed is great, should see her do well. What surface is Aus Open played on?

Maria Croft
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:44 PM
3 is like nothing really, Melbourne is hardcourt

Yam
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:46 PM
hardcourt? slow or fast? How will it suit Maria's game. I reckon if she copes with the conditions she can win the tournament.

Maria Croft
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:48 PM
don't really now if it's fast or not, let's hope it's fast lol. either way, it's a great practice for now and future years

Yam
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:52 PM
I just found out: Its played on "rebound ace". What is this supposed to mean?

Maria Croft
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:56 PM
no idea, but it has the word ace in it, that sounds good haha !!

mashenka best 1
Dec 1st, 2004, 09:58 PM
ha ha... queen maria...

aussies always mess with court speeds

was painfully slow when safin lost his 1st final

Maria Croft
Dec 1st, 2004, 10:02 PM
that's right, I forgot, it's in Australia duh !! lol, that means getting up early to watch her play :sad:

Yam
Dec 1st, 2004, 10:04 PM
Oh shit, its during my exam period as well. :sad: I don't mind the getting up bit cos Maria makes it worthwhile.

Dan23
Dec 1st, 2004, 10:34 PM
When is the cutoff for AO rank/seeds?
Will Kuzzie have time to pick up more points than Maria before the cutoff?

Andy.
Dec 2nd, 2004, 03:35 AM
The week after the gold coast ie the first week of the tour will determine the seeds And at the moment i dont thnik Svetlana is playing the gold coast so i dont think there will be a change.

Dan23
Dec 2nd, 2004, 03:45 AM
Well that'll be good then :D
Im looking forward to a big AO this year from Maria and a Top 4 seeding will give her a great chance to get deep into the 2nd week..

Andy.
Dec 2nd, 2004, 03:51 AM
I would say that She should make the Quarter finals and if she playing well the Semi finals and from then on its a bonus. But as we know Maria can do anything when she plays at the amazing level she plays at some times.:bounce:

Lemonskin.
Dec 2nd, 2004, 03:55 AM
Well if she gets to where her seeding is supposed to get her to, she'd a semifinalist :D

Sharapower
Dec 2nd, 2004, 04:38 AM
It's still in two month so the shape of everybody might change till then, but right now I think Maria is slightly over everyone on the tour. So she would be THE favorite.

The only thing I fear for Maria is the crazy heat of your country, mates !! I have the impression she has trouble coping with heat. She won in UK-grass (not that hot) and during fall-indoor season but in summer (European clay and US hardcourt) she never went further than quarter finals. I wonder if there's not an issue, there.

The Hong Kong exhibition (by the way, Yam, HK stand for Hong Kong :lol: ), is cool for people there, they're gonna see a pack of top players , I envy that. But I'm not sure it's the best preparation for Masha. It would be preferable to go direct around Australia, play Gold Coast and Sydney, get accustomed to weather and surface and get points. But probably, the problem is that bloody AER that's still applying until Maria's 18th birthday.

Anyway, beginning the 2005 season on a high note is important for Maria. I badly hope she's gonna be the 15th world #1 and I believe she can do it.

Dan23
Dec 2nd, 2004, 04:57 AM
It's still in two month so the shape of everybody might change till then, but right now I think Maria is slightly over everyone on the tour. So she would be THE favorite.

The only thing I fear for Maria is the crazy heat of your country, mates !! I have the impression she has trouble coping with heat. She won in UK-grass (not that hot) and during fall-indoor season but in summer (European clay and US hardcourt) she never went further than quarter finals. I wonder if there's not an issue, there.

The Hong Kong exhibition (by the way, Yam, HK stand for Hong Kong :lol: ), is cool for people there, they're gonna see a pack of top players , I envy that. But I'm not sure it's the best preparation for Masha. It would be preferable to go direct around Australia, play Gold Coast and Sydney, get accustomed to weather and surface and get points. But probably, the problem is that bloody AER that's still applying until Maria's 18th birthday.

Anyway, beginning the 2005 season on a high note is important for Maria. I badly hope she's gonna be the 15th world #1 and I believe she can do it.
Maria went alright in a couple of matches at the AO last year on days that were over 30'C.
Hopefully the warmth shouldnt be much of a problem as Maria is young and extremely fit plus she should be a little stronger this time around.
Maria will be looking to finish the lesser opponents in quick straight sets matches to save her energy for the harder fought finals matches also I wouldnt be surprised if Maria is scheduled on a few night sessions this year in order to attract large crowds..playing at this time out of the sun will make it a bit easier.
She'll surely need a nice cool outfit with good airflow similar to last years :D

Sharapower
Dec 2nd, 2004, 05:32 AM
Maria went alright in a couple of matches at the AO last year on days that were over 30'C.
Hopefully the warmth shouldnt be much of a problem as Maria is young and extremely fit plus she should be a little stronger this time around.
Maria will be looking to finish the lesser opponents in quick straight sets matches to save her energy for the harder fought finals matches also I wouldnt be surprised if Maria is scheduled on a few night sessions this year in order to attract large crowds..playing at this time out of the sun will make it a bit easier.
She'll surely need a nice cool outfit with good airflow similar to last years :D
You state some good points there...
Especially the outfit, hopefully it's gonna be even more revealing than usual :devil: :haha:

Edward.
Dec 2nd, 2004, 06:56 AM
You state some good points there...
Especially the outfit, hopefully it's gonna be even more revealing than usual :devil: :haha:

Hopefully it doesn't resemble the monstrosity she wore at this years Oz Open.

Dan23
Dec 2nd, 2004, 07:03 AM
Hopefully it doesn't resemble the monstrosity she wore at this years Oz Open.
I didnt think it was that bad Ed, though we rarely agree on the outfits ;) :yeah:
Although there wasnt much to it, it actually looked like a tennis/sport outfit unlike some of the other outfits that are more like casual dresses :D
..and it would have been nice and cool to wear when its hot plus Maria looks good in red :cool:
I think we can safely say QM liked it :p

Sharapower
Dec 2nd, 2004, 07:53 AM
I didnt think it was that bad Ed, though we rarely agree on the outfits ;) :yeah:
Although there wasnt much to it, it actually looked like a tennis/sport outfit unlike some of the other outfits that are more like casual dresses :D
..and it would have been nice and cool to wear when its hot plus Maria looks good in red :cool:
I think we can safely say QM liked it :p
Maria looks great in anything. The Oz 2003 outfit, I don't like it that much. The one I prefer is red as well, it's the one she wore in mixed doubles in the USO, Nastya and Amelie wore the same but it looked like nothing on them :lol:, but on Masha :drool: !!! The grey (USO too) had a great design but it looked like shit when maria sweat.

I bet Maria is a very inspiring model for Nike's stylists !!!

Andy.
Dec 2nd, 2004, 09:00 AM
I liked Maria's Aussie Open outfit it was bright colourful and original alot better then what most of the women wear. Maria Looked hot in it. She will probably come out with something original and spaecial again which will help her blits the oposition.

t_fan
Dec 2nd, 2004, 11:46 AM
Maria went alright in a couple of matches at the AO last year on days that were over 30'C.
Hopefully the warmth shouldnt be much of a problem as Maria is young and extremely fit plus she should be a little stronger this time around.
Maria will be looking to finish the lesser opponents in quick straight sets matches to save her energy for the harder fought finals matches also I wouldnt be surprised if Maria is scheduled on a few night sessions this year in order to attract large crowds..playing at this time out of the sun will make it a bit easier.
She'll surely need a nice cool outfit with good airflow similar to last years :D
Yeah, she should be fully fit, and she'll be a whole year older than last year :)
To deal better with hot/sunny conditions she should IMHO

Acclimatize well beforehand
Drink as much water as possible (of course w/o hindering performance :)) with corresponding amount of isotonic drinks
Wear a white outfit made from a high moisture-permeability fabric.

faust
Dec 6th, 2004, 07:17 AM
Yeah, she should be fully fit, and she'll be a whole year older than last year :)
To deal better with hot/sunny conditions she should IMHO

Acclimatize well beforehand
Drink as much water as possible (of course w/o hindering performance :)) with corresponding amount of isotonic drinks
Wear a white outfit made from a high moisture-permeability fabric.


how'd u know these things?... :tape:

Sharapower
Dec 6th, 2004, 08:10 AM
how'd u know these things?... :tape:
:haha:

Andy.
Dec 7th, 2004, 03:42 AM
Maria has been nominated on the WTA tour site in the best dressed player poll. She is up agianst Venus, Serena, Dani and Tati.

faust
Dec 7th, 2004, 12:14 PM
Maria has been nominated on the WTA tour site in the best dressed player poll. She is up agianst Venus, Serena, Dani and Tati.

yaahhh...i can see y the williams sisters... :lol:

Dan23
Dec 7th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Maria is fairly comfortably leading that poll too :D

faust
Dec 7th, 2004, 12:50 PM
Maria is fairly comfortably leading that poll too :D
no doubt bout that!! by the way wats the tally in the poll? :confused:

Yam
Dec 7th, 2004, 07:14 PM
Well its no surprise that the best looking girl is winning the best dressed poll! Maria makes any dress look good.

Lemonskin.
Dec 7th, 2004, 07:21 PM
Well its no surprise that the best looking girl is winning the best dressed poll! Maria makes any dress look good.
Especially that US Open dress!!! :drool: :eek: *hides from eddy* ;)

Yam
Dec 7th, 2004, 07:27 PM
Especially that US Open dress!!! :drool: :eek: *hides from eddy* ;)

well i can't really judge the dress by itself, but i know the dress combined with maria is :hearts: :drool: :worship: :D :bounce:

Edward.
Dec 7th, 2004, 07:35 PM
Especially that US Open dress!!! :drool: :eek: *hides from eddy* ;)

Yes, you better hide boy!

Maria Croft
Dec 8th, 2004, 10:12 PM
don't kill me for this but I voted for Serena, I think with all her cool and new outfits she beat them all, Maria may have looked better in it but she wasn't wearing the clothes Serena I believe created herself. but still I'm glad Maria won this poll as well.

Edward.
Dec 8th, 2004, 10:15 PM
We won't kill you. :) I think its cool that Serena is expressing herself on court via her outfits.

Andy.
Dec 8th, 2004, 10:28 PM
Yeah i know i almost Voted for Venus or Serena it was a tough choise. They are so original and expressive with their outfits. But Maria always looks like hot stuff.

Sharapower
Jan 21st, 2005, 11:40 AM
Hi mates,

It's been a long time I did't post, didn't have much to say, I guess.

Well, just one thing : is it me or Maria is getting more and more sexy ? Since LA in November, I really find she's even more appealing currently !!!
:bolt:

Josh B.
Jan 21st, 2005, 03:20 PM
Hi mates,

It's been a long time I did't post, didn't have much to say, I guess.

Well, just one thing : is it me or Maria is getting more and more sexy ? Since LA in November, I really find she's even more appealing currently !!!
:bolt:

Hey quasi!!!

How r u man??

faust
Jan 22nd, 2005, 02:39 AM
its maria.:)

Sharapower
Jan 24th, 2005, 04:45 AM
Hey quasi!!!

How r u man??
Hi Josh :D , I'm just fine.

I'm happy Maria's in the quarter and very anxious for her to get further. I want her so much to win this Aus Open !!!

lakan kildap
Jan 24th, 2005, 05:34 AM
Hi mates,

It's been a long time I did't post, didn't have much to say, I guess.

Well, just one thing : is it me or Maria is getting more and more sexy ? Since LA in November, I really find she's even more appealing currently !!!
:bolt:

The question is: how does she smell? :)

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Jan 24th, 2005, 05:40 AM
The question is: how does she smell? :)
Please don't ask that question... we had that question in the past and it became quite sick....

lakan kildap
Jan 24th, 2005, 05:56 AM
:lol: Duiz, it was a trick question.

Of course, Maria smells with her nose, just like the rest of us.

Sharapower
Jan 24th, 2005, 06:53 AM
:lol: Duiz, it was a trick question.

Of course, Maria smells with her nose, just like the rest of us.
Do you suggest I bring nack to life the "Maria's nose" thread ;) ?

Sharapower
Jan 24th, 2005, 06:55 AM
The question is: how does she smell? :)
Btw, does anyone know which perfume Maria uses ?

lakan kildap
Jan 24th, 2005, 07:28 AM
Do you suggest I bring nack to life the "Maria's nose" thread ;) ?

No.

On 2nd thought, no.

Sharapower
Jan 24th, 2005, 08:03 AM
No.

On 2nd thought, no.
You'll have to pay me then, otherwise, I'll bounce that lengend thread :lol:

Mr Anderson
Jan 25th, 2005, 09:58 AM
right, my friend brought this up, and told me to post, in the purpose to make u think

Hey guys, I'd just like to ask a few formal questions of you to shed some light on your lives... answer truthfully and you may be shocked:
1) How many hours do you spend per day thinking about these tennis players?
2) Do you feel sexually aroused at the sight of them, then feel the need to jack off over them?
3) How is it possible to post so frequently on the topic of tennis... Sure maybe 100 is
alright, but how can you get 5,000+ at times?

Please stop being a bunch of tossers and get lives.... I hope I have not offended you in any way, but for the fact that I have opened your eyes to how poor your situations really are
that is all

Cro-boy
Jan 25th, 2005, 10:15 AM
Hello! I'm new here! I really like Masha and She will win AO!

Mr Anderson
Jan 25th, 2005, 10:27 AM
Hello! I'm new here! I really like Masha and She will win AO!

Ur new ey
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,968

yes, quite new.... :confused:

Cro-boy
Jan 25th, 2005, 10:29 AM
Ur new ey
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,968

yes, quite new.... :confused:

I mean that I'm new in Maria's Forum because it's my first post here! :)

Szymanowski
Jan 25th, 2005, 10:18 PM
I mean that I'm new in Maria's Forum because it's my first post here! :)
Welcome dude :)
Where were all your other posts?
How come you just joined our Forum? :D

faust
Jan 26th, 2005, 09:11 AM
.

does mr anderson hav a problem?

-agent smith.

Cro-boy
Jan 26th, 2005, 09:37 AM
Welcome dude :)
Where were all your other posts?
How come you just joined our Forum? :D

I posted a lot in non-tennis thread, and after the break I post in a forum of Nastya and Masha! I support russian players so I'm here! :kiss:

Josh B.
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:11 PM
Hi Cro-boy :wavey:

Cro-boy
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:18 PM
Are you excited about the match?

Josh B.
Jan 26th, 2005, 04:23 PM
Yes!!

Fostin
Jan 26th, 2005, 06:50 PM
I`m so excited about this maaatch!!! yayayaya!

Josh B.
Jan 26th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Hehe!!

It is definatly going to be a good match!!!!

Dan23
Jan 27th, 2005, 05:09 AM
Another great learning experience today for Maria :worship:
Very few players can slug it out against Serena and push her that far especially after playing a long 3 setter the match before.

faust
Jan 27th, 2005, 05:46 AM
Another great learning experience today for Maria :worship:
Very few players can slug it out against Serena and push her that far especially after playing a long 3 setter the match before.

twas a good match...managed hanging in there...

Maria Croft
Jan 27th, 2005, 05:50 AM
yeah, I didn't think she was able to fight so hard in the last set, but she did !! great match from Maria !!

jacobruiz
Jan 27th, 2005, 06:12 AM
I think Maria has learned that Serena is not going to be as easy to beat in the future as she was at Wimbledon. But Maria really improved her game in the past 10 - 12 months and I know she can raise her level of play now. She is not going to peak at 17, that's for sure.

Sharapower
Jan 28th, 2005, 02:05 PM
Hello fellows Sharapova-fans,

I didn’t post intentionally, before now because I had to let my emotions and sadness fade away a little bit.

I actually thought, as I post here and there in this forum that Serena would crush Maria because Maria had a very tough quarter final in the big heat. But she walked out on th court to face Serena and seemed as fit as can be. Then she put big pressure on Serena, won the first set, fought brilliantly the second though she lost it after serving for the match. And she slightly dominated again in the third, broke Serena’s serve and served for the match, got 3 match points and she lost!!!

It’s very hard to accept the outcome of this match, considering the scenario. Maria choked it more or less, although Serena was tough. I hope that won’t be the case but this is the kind of defeat which can be quite devastating, mental-wise. I would prefer she lost in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 than this terrible 2-6, 7-5, 8-6.

I’m absolutely upset. I didn’t feel as bad as now when she had her “post Wimbledon slump” and lost early at last year’s USO. Ok, sorry mates, perhaps I’m talking harshly now, but, well, I’m so sad. Maria played such a great tournament before that semi that my disappointment is really HUGE after that match. I try to take it the positive way (she reached the semi, she improved her ranking and so on…) but it doesn’t suffice to “mend my broken heart”…

Fortunately, Maria is way more positive than I can be. SO she’s able to overcome this one, but God, it hurts, it hurts so much…

xan
Jan 28th, 2005, 03:54 PM
I feel very disappointed at the loss. It is horrible to serve for the match twice, and let it go.

But let's face it, Maria has not been at her best throughout the tournament. She's served poorly (she's not in the Top 20 serving stats), she's had loads more UE than winners, and she's generally looked off-form. the fact she has struggled in so many lower-round matches is evidence of this.

To have done as well as she has in this tournament under those conditions shows her true fighting spirit and will to win. Significantly too, her movement is a lot better than last year.

When I saw Maria come on court for the Semi, I could see she looked tired and withdrawn. When she's going to play well (as against Li), she looks different: steely, there to get on with business. So I was pleasantly surprised when she cruised through the 1st set. But its very hard to win a slam when you've played a lot of very tough three setters in the early rounds, and Maria paid the price at the end of set two when the tiredness hit her.

Hopefully Maria will not be too disheartened by the loss but will sort out her problems with UEs and 1st serve so she can cruise through early rounds more easily.

Good Luck Maria!

Andy Mac
Jan 28th, 2005, 08:00 PM
quasimodo..yur right mate....and im proud of her that she got this far....and i wuddnt be as sad if it was a regular beating...but i mean..she cudda won 3 times and yet serena had an asnwer for it every single flucking time......thats what upsets me..that fact that she cudda won but didnt.....but hell..like u said....maria will shake this off and think positively of the aus open cuz she still did a great job and got a great result!

faust
Jan 29th, 2005, 02:23 AM
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because of what had happened there, i think she must be concerned on how she'll defend her title in wimbey cause serena looks like she wont be an easy opponent this year and she has proved it here in OZ.

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Dan23
Jan 29th, 2005, 11:30 AM
I agree that Maria's serve was pretty poor throughout the tournament. It often comes to her rescue at important times but at the AO she had to rely more on here great returning to get her the big breaks.

Seeing Lindsay overrun so easily in the Final today made me even more disappointed about the loss to Serena as Maria could have fairly easily accounted for Lindsay today and taken her 2nd GS title :sobbing:
Still theres a lot of positives in this and Maria will keep improving as her best form comes back. :)

Edward.
Jan 29th, 2005, 12:00 PM
Interesting that Maria gave Serena far more of a fight than Lindsay did.

Lindsay was tanking horribly. What was she thinking?!

Maria Croft
Jan 29th, 2005, 12:22 PM
I don't think that Lindsay was 100% fit today, or was it yesterday ?? anyway, I like the fact that Serena had the toughest match against Maria !!

Teemu
Jan 29th, 2005, 01:10 PM
Agreed, Maria gave Serena way more trouble than the world no.1 & now former no.2.

Maria surely wasn't playing her best tennis in this tournament, but given that it was the first one of the season for her, it wen't really well. I also noticed that the matches she had troubles in were the day matches, maybe a coincidence, maybe not. The heat surely seemed to bother her and I think she described the one against Kuznetsova "one of the toughest matches she ever played", physically that is.

About the semifinal loss, in my opinion it was much better to lose like this than say 2-6 2-6. Sure it hurts more at first, but it's a way better foundation to build on knowing that you gave all you had rather than having the feeling that you just got stomped over, choked in an important match or whatever the reason. Ofcourse she can't be too happy about it, she goes to a tournament to win the whole thing, but after dealing with the loss I doubt she has any regrets. Atleast I found her comment "It's not a sprint it's a marathon." very reassuring. :)

All in all, this tournament was a great example of her fighting spirit. Not being able to play your best and still reaching the semis is a great achievement, and even though I would have liked her to deal with her first week matches more easily, each such win gained by playing with heart and fighting it out increases my respect towards her. :worship:
Her attitude, talent and maturity is just remarkable, and following her career both on and off court is a real pleasure.

Edward.
Jan 29th, 2005, 01:21 PM
Agreed, Maria gave Serena way more trouble than the world no.1 & now former no.2.

Maria surely wasn't playing her best tennis in this tournament, but given that it was the first one of the season for her, it wen't really well. I also noticed that the matches she had troubles in were the day matches, maybe a coincidence, maybe not. The heat surely seemed to bother her and I think she described the one against Kuznetsova "one of the toughest matches she ever played", physically that is.

About the semifinal loss, in my opinion it was much better to lose like this than say 2-6 2-6. Sure it hurts more at first, but it's a way better foundation to build on knowing that you gave all you had rather than having the feeling that you just got stomped over, choked in an important match or whatever the reason. Ofcourse she can't be too happy about it, she goes to a tournament to win the whole thing, but after dealing with the loss I doubt she has any regrets. Atleast I found her comment "It's not a sprint it's a marathon." very reassuring. :)

Spot on.

If anything, watching the final between Serena and Lindsay will make Maria feel much better. If she was feeling low about failing to convert her MP's, she will have been reassured to see that she was able to match Serena mentally and physically for 3 sets in a way that Lindsay was not.

Its also reassuring that Maria was able to make the semis and very nearly reach the final, while playing below her best. Imagine what she will be like at Wimbledon, playing at her best? She'll be monstrously hard to beat.

Despite the defeat, I believe this Australian Open has been a sign of very good sign of things to come, where this year is concerned.

Josh B.
Jan 29th, 2005, 01:26 PM
Lindsay was appauling, She wasnt concentrating and let balls slip.

Maria Vs Serena was a better match!

Sharapower
Jan 31st, 2005, 12:30 PM
I'm still in a bad mood after the AO, but I must get over it and look ahead...
Does anyone know what will be Maria's schedule, coming up. I know she's in Tokyo now and will be in Paris next week, but what will happen next ? I know that with AER she probably doesn't have many possibilities left. If anyone could give some precisions, please...

Apart from this, I looked at Maria's pics from the AO and found her sexyness grows exponential. Even her boobs got some volume :drool: !!

Now if we look very far ahead, what do ya all think of Maria's chances in Roland Garros this year ?

Szymanowski
Jan 31st, 2005, 10:26 PM
Yes, I've realised her boobies are a bit bigger than before, i mean she's young and still growing.

omg is this really all you ppl think about........

I support Sharapova cos i love her game + attitude which is similar to hewitt's but less offensive somehow.

Yes she's pretty, but.... you can go to far!!! :lol:

Edward.
Jan 31st, 2005, 10:56 PM
omg is this really all you ppl think about........

I support Sharapova cos i love her game + attitude which is similar to hewitt's but less offensive somehow.

Yes she's pretty, but.... you can go to far!!! :lol:

Oh, this is nothing.

We had an entire thread about Maria's tits a few months ago.

Dan23
Jan 31st, 2005, 11:25 PM
Oh, this is nothing.

We had an entire thread about Maria's tits a few months ago.
Lead by Frank it was too :lol: ;)

Dan23
Jan 31st, 2005, 11:33 PM
Does anyone know what will be Maria's schedule, coming up. I know she's in Tokyo now and will be in Paris next week, but what will happen next ? I know that with AER she probably doesn't have many possibilities left. If anyone could give some precisions, please...
I would think Maria would definitely be playing Indian Wells (week starting March 7) and Miami (ws March21).
She'll hopefully have a bit of a break after Paris to be ready for these 2 big Tier I's :)
Otherwise theres Antwerp/Memphis and Doha/Dubai on in the 2 weeks between.

Andy.
Feb 1st, 2005, 02:00 AM
I would pretty much agree Dan i dont think she will play anything after Paris to have a rest. IW and Miami seem likely and after that its anyones guess maybe Charleston or she may not play untill German Open and Rome.

Sharapower
Feb 1st, 2005, 04:43 AM
How many tourneys is she allowed to play until her 18th birthday ?

Dan23
Feb 1st, 2005, 05:06 AM
How many tourneys is she allowed to play until her 18th birthday ?
Maria is allowed to play 15 in the time between her 17th and 18th birthdays (not including GS's or the YEC due to direct qualification)
So far shes played 11, with the 12th being PPO and the 13th Paris..so the 14th and 15th are likely to be Indian Wells and Miami :cool:

(Editted to correct the number of tournaments to 15.)

Dan23
Feb 1st, 2005, 05:18 AM
After April 19 Maria wont be limited by the AER at all :)

Sharapower
Feb 1st, 2005, 05:58 AM
Maria is allowed to play 15 in the time between her 17th and 18th birthdays (not including GS's or the YEC due to direct qualification)
So far shes played 11, with the 12th being PPO and the 13th Paris..so the 14th and 15th are likely to be Indian Wells and Miami :cool:

(Editted to correct the number of tournaments to 15.)
Thanks Dan, I was too lazy to figure out by myself :lol:

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 01:14 AM
"With Serena, it probably is the biggest rivalry because we have such great matches. It's great for the game. It's amazing. (The Australian Open semifinal) was good experience. Obviously, it was disappointing to lose when you're a point away from winning the match. But you know, I have no regrets. I still have a lot to learn. Next time, I'll know I've been in this situation and I think I'll be a little smarter."

Theres a comment from Maria on the AO SF. Seems shes taken it well and will learn from it :cool:

Szymanowski
Feb 2nd, 2005, 08:01 AM
Maria is allowed to play 15 in the time between her 17th and 18th birthdays (not including GS's or the YEC due to direct qualification)
So far shes played 11, with the 12th being PPO and the 13th Paris..so the 14th and 15th are likely to be Indian Wells and Miami :cool:

(Editted to correct the number of tournaments to 15.)
I should know this :o

when's her b'day
?

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 08:07 AM
I should know this :o

when's her b'day
?
April 19th :)

Szymanowski
Feb 2nd, 2005, 08:15 AM
:Dthanku

faust
Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:03 AM
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being a minor sucks!
i didnt know there were such rules of playing a number of games...

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faust
Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:04 AM
After April 19 Maria wont be limited by the AER at all :)

damn right...

Sharapower
Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:46 AM
After April 19 Maria wont be limited by the AER at all :)
And she will be allowed to shoot even sexier photos :lick: :devil: !!!

Andy Mac
Feb 2nd, 2005, 01:15 PM
hey guys....u think maybe in marias matches in the aus open....the heat had alot to do with her performance?

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:31 PM
hey guys....u think maybe in marias matches in the aus open....the heat had alot to do with her performance?
I thought Maria handled it pretty well considering out of all the top seeds she played the longest matches at the hottest times and still had enough gas left to push serena to the limit..:)

Andy Mac
Feb 2nd, 2005, 11:03 PM
yeah but thats what im sayin.....she played soo much in the heat..and still seemed to challenge serena..but u think into the 2nd set it was just starting to beat her

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 11:23 PM
SHARAPOVA, MYSKINA TO PLAY FOR RUSSIA FED CUP
MOSCOW, February 2 (Sergei Kuznetsov, RIA Novosti) - Maria Sharapova and Anastasia Myskina are ready to play on the same team at the Russia Fed Cup, Shamil Tarpishchev, the Russia Fed Cup captain and the president of the Russian Tennis Federation, said at a press conference Wednesday.

"We have talked it over with Maria Sharapova's father. We solved this problem last December," said Mr. Tarpishchev. "There is no conflict between Myskina and Sharapova, Anastasia is ready to be on the same team with Maria."

Mr. Tarpishchev also emphasized that all the Russian tennis players had to be ready to play for Russia at any moment. "We will choose the ones who are best prepared," he added.

Last autumn Ms. Myskina said she did not want to join the set-up in 2005 if Sharapova would be there, because the behavior of Sharapova's father towards other tennis players was inapropriate. Mr. Tarpishchev promised to resolve the situation.

:woohoo:
Maria will be playing Fed Cup for sure..
..with Myskina too which is good because shes an important part of the team :)

_LuCaS_
Feb 2nd, 2005, 11:38 PM
:woohoo:
Maria will be playing Fed Cup for sure..
..with Myskina too which is good because shes an important part of the team :)
:yeah:

lakan kildap
Feb 3rd, 2005, 03:34 AM
.

being a minor sucks!
i didnt know there were such rules of playing a number of games...

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the rules have been placed fairly recently, they're intended to prevent young players from burning out, or getting their careers nipped in the bud by severe injuries, or otherwise falling into bad situations (drug addiction, eating disorders, other psychological damage, etc.) as a result of the pressure and grind of the tour.

lakan kildap
Feb 3rd, 2005, 03:40 AM
And she will be allowed to shoot even sexier photos :lick: :devil: !!!

everyone seems to be waiting for Maria to appear in Maxim and FHM :)

(considering Anna K.'s already done that, I think Maria should should just say No. I mean, there are other magazines, like "High Times".)

Sharapower
Feb 3rd, 2005, 04:43 AM
everyone seems to be waiting for Maria to appear in Maxim and FHM :)

(considering Anna K.'s already done that, I think Maria should should just say No. I mean, there are other magazines, like "High Times".)
Actually I thought about "Playboy" :bolt:

Sharapower
Feb 3rd, 2005, 04:53 AM
yeah but thats what im sayin.....she played soo much in the heat..and still seemed to challenge serena..but u think into the 2nd set it was just starting to beat her
I do think that losing a match after serving twice for the match and having 3 match-points has something to do with physical and/or mental tiredness, indeed. In general, Maria doesn't appear to be a choker so I really think the time she spent on court with all those lost first sets was an issue.

In the end of last year I already evoked the heat problems with Masha on this board. Yet, she also talked about it in the debut of the AO, saying she works on it. Maybe she (or her coaching staff) read my posts :p ??

Teemu
Feb 3rd, 2005, 10:58 AM
:woohoo:
Maria will be playing Fed Cup for sure..
..with Myskina too which is good because shes an important part of the team :)

:yeah:
I'm sure glad that thing got settled. Looking forward to see Maria play for her country. Some team they've got now, too. :)

faust
Feb 4th, 2005, 09:11 AM
everyone seems to be waiting for Maria to appear in Maxim and FHM :)

(considering Anna K.'s already done that, I think Maria should should just say No. I mean, there are other magazines, like "High Times".)
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i dont think her dad wouldnt want her to shoot for those kinds of magazines...
much more in playboy...
.

Szymanowski
Feb 4th, 2005, 10:44 AM
Hope she turns down any offers for anything like that
+ kindov keeps her moral high ground

Maria Croft
Feb 4th, 2005, 10:48 AM
well she can do FHM, but only when she turned 18 if you ask me

Josh B.
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:29 PM
I say, Its up to Maria really.

But i would rather see her in sensible magazines, not stupid crappy perverted magazines like, FHM, Loaded, Nuts , Zoo, etc.

faust
Feb 5th, 2005, 04:08 AM
.

do you think those kinds of magazines such as fhm and etc. are made really to be perverted kinds of mags??
or is it just the subscribers?

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Josh B.
Feb 5th, 2005, 01:08 PM
.

do you think those kinds of magazines such as fhm and etc. are made really to be perverted kinds of mags??
or is it just the subscribers?

.


All they advertise are TITS , BUMS AND HALF NAKED WOMEN.

thats all they do.

Edward.
Feb 5th, 2005, 01:56 PM
And Josh has a private stash hidden under his mattress.

Josh B.
Feb 5th, 2005, 03:53 PM
I most certainly do not.!!

I dont buy useless magazines! :D

Wenicole
Feb 6th, 2005, 12:00 PM
Oh yeah. I support you!
Marat and Maria are my favorite tennis players, I really hope that they can play together. I don't like Myskina at all......

faust
Feb 7th, 2005, 09:27 AM
I most certainly do not.!!

I dont buy useless magazines! :D
.

oh cmon!?

.

Josh B.
Feb 7th, 2005, 03:17 PM
Seriously, they are full of shit, why would anyone want to buy a magazine for £3
That offers nothin important!

Edward.
Feb 7th, 2005, 03:20 PM
Seriously, they are full of shit, why would anyone want to buy a magazine for £3
That offers nothin important!

I like FHM. :)

no1mariafan
Feb 7th, 2005, 03:56 PM
I like FHM too. Can be a good read.

Of course, this is general Maria chat. ;)

Josh B.
Feb 7th, 2005, 04:18 PM
I like FHM. :)


:lol:
Hehe.
You can like it if ya want mate!

Szymanowski
Feb 7th, 2005, 06:25 PM
I say, Its up to Maria really.

But i would rather see her in sensible magazines, not stupid crappy perverted magazines like, FHM, Loaded, Nuts , Zoo, etc.
I 100% agree with a manU fan! wow!

Josh B.
Feb 7th, 2005, 06:32 PM
I 100% agree with a manU fan! wow!


WOW!!! :eek: :eek:

A WEST HAM FAN AGREES WITH ME!!!!

Dan23
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:15 PM
After winning Doha Maria has now won at least won of all levels of Tournaments (except Tier V)

Grand Slam - Wimbledon
YEC
Tier I - Tokyo PPO
Tier II - Doha
Tier III - Birmingham, Quebec, Tokyo (x2)
Tier IV - Seoul

:clap2:

Andy Mac
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:24 PM
:clap: :bounce: holy...we have ourselves a lengend in the making guys!:D

Andy Mac
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:24 PM
and josh...i dont think maria is dumb enuff to pose in those kinda mags neways...i very strongly doubt she ever wud....

Edward.
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Somebody on the GM mentioned that Maria has had a very Federer-esque start to the season. That would be a fair assessment.

Both have generally been very dominating in non-GS tournaments, and both have only tasted defeat so far in the semi finals of the Australian Open. And both have the potential to have terrific seasons.

KV
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:02 PM
One question. Is poster Brandon85 a regular here? He put me on his ignore list with the comment I think it's retarted. Funniest thing I was watching the match live on Eurosport. Really think when it's FS 2-2 Alicia serving Masha had then 3 BP's, was 0-40 UP. Anyhow I am a regular in the cheering thread. This Brandon85 got an email from me.

no1mariafan
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:06 PM
Never seen this person before.

Maria has a whole collection of tiers now, except a V.

Josh B.
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:10 PM
One question. Is poster Brandon85 a regular here? He put me on his ignore list with the comment I think it's retarted. Funniest thing I was watching the match live on Eurosport. Really think when it's FS 2-2 Alicia serving Masha had then 3 BP's, was 0-40 UP. Anyhow I am a regular in the cheering thread. This Brandon85 got an email from me.


He has never posted on this site.

Ive heard of him once in the GM tho

Andy Mac
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:11 PM
never herd of him......

Poltergeist
Mar 3rd, 2005, 03:15 PM
Hi you all :wavey: i just join this forum cause of Maria but im also a fan of others tennis players :)

Josh B.
Mar 3rd, 2005, 03:40 PM
Hi Poltergeist

Maria Croft
Mar 3rd, 2005, 06:03 PM
hiya :wavey:

MaitaBaby
Mar 4th, 2005, 11:56 AM
hello!

Andy.
Mar 4th, 2005, 01:15 PM
Hi Welcome to Maria's forums

Poltergeist
Mar 4th, 2005, 06:03 PM
Thanks you all :)
i have a question, is there any posters of Maria on sale anywhere yet? cause i haven't seen any, but not on line

Dan23
Apr 4th, 2005, 01:18 AM
Peoples thoughts on Maria's start to the year? :D

Masha has won more matches than anyone else and has a w/l of 22-3 which is a great start...
Her worst performance in a tournament so far is the Semi Finals ( :worship: ) which is also better than any other player..
Maria also has wins over 5 top 10 players and 6 top 20 players so far (as well as former #1 JHH)..:cool:

..all this while being ill twice and travelling to and from the US to Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East :D
Amazing performance so far and next week will move up to #2 in the rankings :clap2:

Futballer
Apr 4th, 2005, 03:21 AM
Shes off to a good start...... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Andy.
Apr 4th, 2005, 05:58 AM
I think she is making improvements this year. She has not only proven herself as top 10 but top 5. If she keeps this up she will challenge for all the slams this year. To be honest i was not expecting such a great year so far but she has done so well she is amazing.

Shoulderpova
Apr 4th, 2005, 07:11 AM
I had two sleepless nights in a row :sad: :sobbing: :hysteric:.Whenever I was about to close my eyes, the Miami final appeared in my mind and I just couldn't get rid of it :scared: :scared:

Dan23
Apr 4th, 2005, 07:22 AM
I had two sleepless nights in a row :sad: :sobbing: :hysteric:.Whenever I was about to close my eyes, the Miami final appeared in my mind and I just couldn't get rid of it :scared: :scared:
Awww...it could have been worse, Maria fought well but couldnt hold serve when it mattered most :(
But Maria will be back again...the good thing is shes making the finals of just about every tournament so she'll win some and lose some...
I think the AO SF was much harder to take than the last 2 losses :)

David Barker
Apr 4th, 2005, 08:43 AM
I was at Wimbledon for last years final against Serena, and although I thought Maria was brilliant I found it hard to really warm to her. All that fist clenching etc.
However I was completely bowled over by her in Miami last week after losing to Kim. Not only was she charming to Kim when they went to the net at the end of the match, - she also was warm in her praise of Kim - "she can move so quickly from one side of the court to the other - I can't do that yet." And no excuses - good on her. I have seen her in a new light. :worship:

Szymanowski
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:25 AM
I was at Wimbledon for last years final against Serena, and although I thought Maria was brilliant I found it hard to really warm to her. All that fist clenching etc.
However I was completely bowled over by her in Miami last week after losing to Kim. Not only was she charming to Kim when they went to the net at the end of the match, - she also was warm in her praise of Kim - "she can move so quickly from one side of the court to the other - I can't do that yet." And no excuses - good on her. I have seen her in a new light. :worship:
:worship:

:mad: lucky bastard for going to the final :mad:

but yeah, I saw her vs. Fraiser, so I know exactly what you mean. In Miami, she was probably very happy for Kim, as I think we al are. I am not one bit surprised about her actions. :angel:

Futballer
Apr 4th, 2005, 10:53 PM
Yeah, she was probably happy for Kim.

Andy Mac
Jun 30th, 2005, 09:14 PM
they keep showing the clip of her biting her towel at the end as she waits for venus...and shes tryin soo hard not to cry.......its soo hard to watch!

sharapovarulz1
Jun 30th, 2005, 11:52 PM
Bloody hell andy ur gonna ave me in tears in a minute mate!

Andy Mac
Jul 1st, 2005, 05:08 PM
:sad: have yu seen the parts after the match of her...even when she was walking to the net after...you could tell she was givin it all shes got not to cry!

sharapovarulz1
Jul 1st, 2005, 09:45 PM
i know yeh heartbraking pictures though aint it mate!

Andy Mac
Jul 1st, 2005, 10:14 PM
:sad: yeh.....she even said in the interview its the one thing she wants to win!

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2005, 12:35 PM
hey andy whos charlotte petrick?