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DevilishAttitude
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:49 PM
I think yes. The Australians didn't like her and neither did the Doha crowd. If this is case I think it's deserved. Her grunting is very annoying and so are her constant come-ons when it's not tight. She should tone it down :)

Atrixo
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Every individual player has their own personality quirks, and eccentricities when they play. What YOU call annoying and inappropriate, I call an expression of her tremendous competitiveness and intensity on the court. :rolleyes:

Who freaking cares if the crowds, supposedly don't like her? When it comes down to it, she gets the job done, and wins. If the crowd doesn't like her, that's their friggin problem. :(

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Every individual player has their own personality quirks, and eccentricities when they play. What YOU call annoying and inappropriate, I call an expression of her tremendous competitiveness and intensity on the court. :rolleyes:

Who freaking cares if the crowds, supposedly don't like her? When it comes down to it, she gets the job done, and wins. If the crowd doesn't like her, that's their friggin problem. :(

the crowd can sometimes be a factor, especially if they start booing and say insensitive things;)

what I don't like is when she cheers her opponents DFs or celebrates after beating an injured opponent! :o

SJW
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:02 PM
i must admit i do finding myself wishing for her to shutup when she's playing. not even Monica Seles' grunts bother me this much. it's not the most appealing and entertaining sound, thats for sure.

améliemomo
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:03 PM
the crowd can sometimes be a factor, especially if they start booing and say insensitive things;)

what I don't like is when she cheers her opponents DFs or celebrates after beating an injured opponent! :o


roland garros is a place where the crowd can be a real factor to win or lose. :lol: :lol:

Dan23
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:05 PM
:rolleyes:
Same thread after each big match these days...

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:07 PM
roland garros is a place where the crowd can be a real factor to win or lose. :lol: :lol:

yup, I think they have made a few players cry! ;)

Calimero377
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Every individual player has their own personality quirks, and eccentricities when they play. What YOU call annoying and inappropriate, I call an expression of her tremendous competitiveness and intensity on the court. :rolleyes:

Who freaking cares if the crowds, supposedly don't like her? When it comes down to it, she gets the job done, and wins. If the crowd doesn't like her, that's their friggin problem. :(


Hingis thought the same in the FO 99 final.
She had to pay for it.
Sharperova has to watch out. Her unfair and disturbing screams can make her very unpopular in the future. Until now people tend to smile and say, hey, she still is 17 years old only after all.

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:09 PM
Hingis thought the same in the FO 99 final.
She had to pay for it.
Sharperova has to watch out. Her unfair and disturbing screams can make her very unpopular in the future. Until now people tend to smile and say, hey, she still is 17 years old only after all.

Until April 19th (unfortunately, we share the same birthday;) :lol: )

Tati & Dani
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:12 PM
it doesn't suprise me at all that the crowd get irritated by sharapova.
If you make every match so much noise and look like you gonne shoot everbody it's normally that they don't like her. And i am one of them.

jimbo mack
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:13 PM
she's arrogant so what can u expect?

why would people like someone who screeches like she does, flicks her blonde hair the way she does and fist-pumps at her opponents double faults

people dont like arrogant players and sharapova is the cream of the crop of them

Calimero377
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Until April 19th (unfortunately, we share the same birthday;) :lol: )


Pheeew, you can be glad that you weren't born a day later .... :eek:

vertigo
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Either she stops pretty soon or she's gonna taste the FO crowd's wrath. :devil:

vertigo
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Pheeew, you can be glad that you wasn't born a day later .... :eek:

Adolf Hitler's birthday right?

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:17 PM
Pheeew, you can be glad that you wasn't born a day later .... :eek:

:lol: Do tell why!! ;)

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:18 PM
Adolf Hitler's birthday right?

Is that right?? lol

Calimero377
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:19 PM
Adolf Hitler's birthday right?


Führers Geburtstag, yes ...

ys
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Her grunt is OK. Not nearly as disgusting as Serena's roar.. And she is a pretty girl on top of that.. :lol:

Angel_Mars
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:20 PM
I didn't notice the Doha crowd being against Maria vs Dani, seems like they cheered both players on good points............. Australian crowd was probably against everybody but ALicia, for normal reasons...............I think Maria is a pretty popular player, in reality. If she keeps winning and presenting herself in a decent way as she is now, I can't see fans holding her grunt against her, it's not something she does purposely, just a habit like Monica's grunt was a habit.

SJW
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:21 PM
Her grunt is OK. Not nearly as disgusting as Serena's roar.. And she is a pretty girl on top of that.. :lol:

i admire you. not even Williams fans can inject her name into any thread at the drop of a hat like you can. just admit it, you're in love :hearts:

Justeenium
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:22 PM
i must admit i do finding myself wishing for her to shutup when she's playing. not even Monica Seles' grunts bother me this much. it's not the most appealing and entertaining sound, thats for sure.
rena fan :rolleyes:

jimbo mack
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:24 PM
Her grunt is OK. Not nearly as disgusting as Serena's roar.. And she is a pretty girl on top of that.. :lol:

pretty?

since when? :tape:

SJW
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:27 PM
rena fan :rolleyes:

dont be jealous. it's not all perks and fun yanno. :cool:

( :secret: ok i lie....)

Spunky83
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:36 PM
Hehe...didn´t a guy scream:"SHUT UP!" at Masha during one of her AusOpen matches at Rod Laver? HAHAHA...and I´ve heard that there were people calling Channel 7 to complain about her noises. Seriously, this girl need some noise-therapy. She can play her game without making those noises, it´s not only disturbing to the crowd, but especially to her opponent.

You won´t know how incredible this sound is she makes until you have heard it live...you can even find her practice court by just following the grunt, this is not normal.

However, if it makes her happy...;)

fleemke³
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:37 PM
Masha has the 'luck' she isn't ugly otherwise the crowds would be against her (even more) :rolleyes:

I hate it :rolleyes:

!<blocparty>!
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:38 PM
yes.

Serena is so much better, and as for justine, well she's like gonna be the greatest in 2 years when she wins 8 slams in a row :)

tennislover
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:39 PM
Masha arrogant? :eek:
why? :eek:
I don't find her arrogant at all...........

Brαm
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:42 PM
She's nice to watch, but only with the sound off :(

Whenever I see her I just have to think "sois belle et tais-toi" :o :o

Atrixo
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:44 PM
...You won´t know how incredible this sound is she makes until you have heard it live...you can even find her practice court by just following the grunt, this is not normal.

I have heard her live. :rolleyes: Quite frankly, everyone is blowing this WAY out of proportion. Yes, her grunt is loud, but so what? Are people so petty, that they have to resort to questioning her gamesmanship because of it? :rolleyes:

I guess that's understandable, cause right now, there's very little that people can say to knock her actual game. So, why not take some pot shots at something as trivial as her "grunt". Right? :rolleyes:

Grow up people. This is getting absolutely ridiculous! :(

WhatTheDeuce
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:45 PM
She's nice to watch, but only with the sound off :(

Whenever I see her I just have to think "sois belle et tais-toi" :o :o
LMFAO

PaulieM
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:47 PM
she grunts too much, and too loud, she simply overdoes it sometimes. it can't be because of the energy exerted when returning hard hit balls because she does that day in and day out, you'd think she'd get used to that. also i believe it might have been pam shriver who said that sometimes she uses it as gamesmanship and grunts before she even hits the ball, that's not cool. most importantly i hate when she yells vamos, leave that one to the hot spanish men. :)

G_Slammed
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:54 PM
The crowds, the fans, the men.. want Anna K. Told ya'll this before, may as well come to terms with this now. They the paying fans, don't appreciate the WTA trying to sale them on this big o weird looking, Yevgeny Kafelnikov look alike as a replacement for Anna Kournikova. I'm told Golovin was recieved quite well Down Under. Well.. look at her. Which one is more Kournikova 'esque? Tati G (who even grunts like Anna) .. or the mongoose with big feet they're are failing to pass off as most desirable? There you have it.

Mrs. Peel
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:59 PM
i admire you. not even Williams fans can inject her name into any thread at the drop of a hat like you can. just admit it, you're in love :hearts:

:lol:



:tape:

Maria Croft
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:02 PM
I like her grunts, I like them even more everytime someone says they hate them :D now can you imagine how much I love them ?? :lol:

Justeenium
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:03 PM
dont be jealous. it's not all perks and fun yanno. :cool:

( :secret: ok i lie....)

:lol:

Justeenium
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:03 PM
Masha has the 'luck' she isn't ugly otherwise the crowds would be against her (even more) :rolleyes:

I hate it :rolleyes:

justine fan :rolleyes:

Maria Croft
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:04 PM
justine fan :rolleyes:


:lol: :lol:

23TwentyThree23
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:07 PM
everyone should not listen to the grunts but watch the tennis...that is fantastic

jacobruiz
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:09 PM
The crowds, the fans, the men.. want Anna K. Told ya'll this before, may as well come to terms with this now. They the paying fans, don't appreciate the WTA trying to sale them on this big o weird looking, Yevgeny Kafelnikov look alike as a replacement for Anna Kournikova. I'm told Golovin was recieved quite well Down Under. Well.. look at her. Which one is more Kournikova 'esque? Tati G (who even grunts like Anna) .. or the mongoose with big feet they're are failing to pass off as most desirable? There you have it.

:lol: The haters in this thread are so funny!

Maria's passion and intensity on the court, together with her skill and talent, are electrifying to her fans. And she has many, many fans. Say all you want about the crowds not liking her; it just ain't true.

Go little girl - fight your way to number 1 this year!:bounce:

tennisjunky
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:20 PM
:rolleyes:
Same thread after each big match these days...
this is a freakin' tennis message board, we talk about tennis. i think it's a fair question and i think the crowds do fall in and out of love with players. when you're the next big thing the crowd loves you. once you've prooven you're a major threat and stat winning the big titles and beating everyone's favorite then the crowd loves to cheer against you. if you have a major set back and find your way back to the top again the crowd falls back in love with you. when steffi won the us open in 88 completing her slam, the NY crowd barely applauded her acheivement. it was only toward the end of her career and also during the time where seles was number one, where the crowds were finally rooting for her. same goes for seles, before the stabbing she was very unpopular with the crowds and after the stabbing she's the most beloved. people fear maria and she is young and viewed by some as immature (and her excessive grunting doesn't help her cause either,) so it's easy to cheer against her, thankfully she could care less and it wont stop maria from taking care of business. of course if it gets out of control, then that's a different story, but how it is now wont bother one bit. it is interesting that serena is getting more people cheering for her at this stage of her career than she has at any other time. either way you can't worry too much about the crowds.

Maria Croft
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:23 PM
that's another reason why I like Maria, she just doesn't give a f*ck :lol:

Pureracket
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:27 PM
Love her or hate her if you want, but we are definitely observing something special as far as her tennis is concerned. We've talked about her grunts, and we've dealt with appearance(because we have petty discussions like that about the women).

Let's just make sure that we don't ignore the fact that she is a VERY talented tennis player and could very well take over the #1 ranking and stay there.

If injury stays out of the picture, her rivalry with Serena can become something very classic.

It would be a shame to continue to focus on her looks and grunts and ignore the notches that she's currently putting the winner's columns.

bmxbandit
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:29 PM
Until April 19th (unfortunately, we share the same birthday;) :lol: )

I have a feeling they'll start saying "She was 17 until a couple of months earlier"

Paldias
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:31 PM
Her grunt, is really pissing me off, oh well...c'est la vie.

VRee_Willario
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:40 PM
Her grunt is OK. Not nearly as disgusting as Serena's roar.. And she is a pretty girl on top of that.. :lol:

Maria grunts to get attention.. ;)

jacobruiz
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:40 PM
Love her or hate her if you want, but we are definitely observing something special as far as her tennis is concerned. We've talked about her grunts, and we've dealt with appearance(because we have petty discussions like that about the women).

Let's just make sure that we don't ignore the fact that she is a VERY talented tennis player and could very well take over the #1 ranking and stay there.

If injury stays out of the picture, her rivalry with Serena can become something very classic.

It would be a shame to continue to focus on her looks and grunts and ignore the notches that she's currently putting the winner's columns.


:worship: :worship: :worship:

Maria Croft
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:41 PM
Maria grunts because she does.... duh !!

VRee_Willario
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:41 PM
It was fun when Jen grunted in her USO semi with Monica :worship:

tennislover
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:43 PM
guys,Monica Seles grunted as well and the crowds adored her.....

VRee_Willario
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:47 PM
Not all the crowds liked Monica. I remeber the Wimbledon crowd didn't like her too much in early 90's.
She was so loud in 1992 in her matches with Tauziat and Martina N...

"Topaz"
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:02 PM
Love her or hate her if you want, but we are definitely observing something special as far as her tennis is concerned. We've talked about her grunts, and we've dealt with appearance(because we have petty discussions like that about the women).

Let's just make sure that we don't ignore the fact that she is a VERY talented tennis player and could very well take over the #1 ranking and stay there.

If injury stays out of the picture, her rivalry with Serena can become something very classic.

It would be a shame to continue to focus on her looks and grunts and ignore the notches that she's currently putting the winner's columns.:yeah: Some people just don't like her tennis, "power tennis", which I enjoy very much. Some go against any competition to their fave. The fact of the matter is: when you're predisposed against someone, whatever he/she does can rub you the wrong way. Personally, I wish she could tone these down a bit; but whenever she does, (I don't know if you guys have noticed) her performance goes down a bit. For now, I'll say do whatever floats your boat, girl, yet with due attention to applicable etiquette.

améliemomo
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:36 PM
yup, I think they have made a few players cry! ;)

yep!! :lol: :tape:

Ted of Teds Tennis
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:56 PM
everyone should not listen to the grunts but watch the tennis...that is fantastic
No it's not. It's the ugly Bollettieri style of hit the damn ball as hard as you can, and if that doesn't work, hit harder.

Ted of Teds Tennis
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:58 PM
guys,Monica Seles grunted as well and the crowds adored her.....
The crowds didn't like Seles until after she returned from the stabbing.

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:15 PM
she grunts too much, and too loud, she simply overdoes it sometimes. it can't be because of the energy exerted when returning hard hit balls because she does that day in and day out, you'd think she'd get used to that. also i believe it might have been pam shriver who said that sometimes she uses it as gamesmanship and grunts before she even hits the ball, that's not cool. most importantly i hate when she yells vamos, leave that one to the hot spanish men. :)
She got that from her boyfriend. :devil:

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:21 PM
She got that from her boyfriend. :devil:


hope this is not another reference to Ferrero here! :rolleyes: :tape:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:21 PM
hope this is not another reference to Ferrero here! :rolleyes: :tape:
Who else? :) What's wrong with Ferrero being her boyfriend? :confused:

VRee_Willario
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:23 PM
The crowds didn't like Seles until after she returned from the stabbing.
Yeah :sad:
That's the way things go

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:25 PM
Who else? :) What's wrong with Ferrero being her boyfriend? :confused:

other than the fact that he is not?? :rolleyes: :o

Pureracket
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:26 PM
This is not about Serena, asshole. :mad:I don't know why this made me laugh so much. . . .LOL!!!!!:lol:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:28 PM
other than the fact that he is not?? :rolleyes: :o
How do you know?

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:28 PM
I don't know why this made me laugh so much. . . .LOL!!!!!:lol:
:lol:

waratahsrock
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:28 PM
I think yes. The Australians didn't like her and neither did the Doha crowd. If this is case I think it's deserved. Her grunting is very annoying and so are her constant come-ons when it's not tight. She should tone it down :)

ummmmmmmmm riiiiiite. How did the australians show they didn't like her? ONE IMMATURE person yelled out 'shut up' to her, doesn't mean that the rest of them didn't appreciate her. She had as much support as anyone. And i haven't heard of anyone the doha crowd disliking her, didn't she mention that she loves it there or something simmilar.
Personally, i think your just being a shit stirrer, and trying to bag a player for no good reason. Get a life.

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:29 PM
How do you know?

It's all over the tennis boards: they even have pics of him with his gf of more or less two years;) check out mtf! :p

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:30 PM
ummmmmmmmm riiiiiite. How did the australians show they didn't like her? ONE IMMATURE person yelled out 'shut up' to her, doesn't mean that the rest of them didn't appreciate her. She had as much support as anyone. And i haven't heard of anyone the doha crowd disliking her, didn't she mention that she loves it there or something simmilar.
Personally, i think your just being a shit stirrer, and trying to bag a player for no good reason. Get a life.
:tape:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:31 PM
It's all over the tennis boards: they even have pics of him with his gf of more or less two years;) check out mtf! :p
I don't know about you, but there's a possibility of having more than one girlfriend, especially at the age these two are. They are obviously friends and she's a girl, so that's his girlfriend. :) ;) :p

VRee_Willario
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:32 PM
I think that the crowd in Australia started laughing at Maria's grunts in one match and the umpire warned her with a desibel meter. :worship: And the crowd was really for Serena in the Semi, which was Great!

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:33 PM
I don't know about you, but there's a possibility of having more than one girlfriend, especially at the age these two are. They are obviously friends and she's a girl, so that's his girlfriend. :) ;) :p

whatever floats your boats! sounds like you're trying to make ferrero's life into a soap! have fun with that :tape: :rolleyes: :lol:

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:34 PM
Tjaaa.....at least they love her tennis....power tennis suddenly is "in"...she should be glad about that.

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:34 PM
I think that the crowd in Australia started laughing at Maria's grunts in one match and the umpire warned her with a desibel meter. :worship: And the crowd was really for Serena in the Semi, which was Great!

:lol: :lol:

cheo23
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:35 PM
I think yes. The Australians didn't like her and neither did the Doha crowd. If this is case I think it's deserved. Her grunting is very annoying and so are her constant come-ons when it's not tight. She should tone it down :)
WHATEVER!
SHE HASn't BEEN BOOED UNLIKE SOME OTHER WTA TOUR Players
& STARTED CRYIN SO........THIS ARGUMENT doesn't HOLD Up!

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:35 PM
whatever floats your boats! sounds like you're trying to make ferrero's life into a soap! have fun with that :tape: :rolleyes: :lol:
No, I have bigger fish to fry than to care about Ferrero's life. :lol: Don't take it so seriously, but than again, you're only 17, so what can I hope to expect. :p
:wavey:

fammmmedspin
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:36 PM
that's another reason why I like Maria, she just doesn't give a f*ck :lol:

Yes but that doesn't matter. If crowds don't like her and cheer the opponent - and they were supporting Alicia - it affects the sponsors. Maria has played sets in some recent matches totally quietly and I wouldn't be surprised if someone, rightly or wrongly, suggests to her that she does it more often. Serena gets away with it somehow, but I don't think they would want the same image for Maria as Serena. You don't want your princess of the court sounding like a boxer - the images just clash.

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:37 PM
WHATEVER!
SHE HASn't BEEN BOOED UNLIKE SOME OTHER WTA TOUR Players
& STARTED CRYIN SO........THIS ARGUMENT doesn't HOLD Up!
:rolleyes: I thought you got banned. At least that was the rumor. :p

Jenny.C.Fan
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:38 PM
The crowd started to laugh at her grunt today and then she shut up for about 2 points, today she was ridiculously loud on some of the points she wasn't even grunting she was screeching it was so annoying and the crowd did turn on her and were completely for molik, she should tone it down because its so stupid sometimes, and it is starting to annoy people and make her unpopular, and juan carlos has a girlfriend and he's much to classy for sharapova.

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:39 PM
No, I have bigger fish to fry than to care about Ferrero's life. :lol: Don't take it so seriously, but than again, you're only 17, so what can I hope to expect. :p
:wavey:

:lol: :lol: I said masha and I share the same birthday:I wrote april 19th; it doesn't mean we're born the same year :tape: :rolleyes: !!

Spare me the condescending tone! :rolleyes: It's really "déplacé"!!! :o

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:39 PM
Yes but that doesn't matter. If crowds don't like her and cheer the opponent - and they were supporting Alicia - it affects the sponsors. Maria has played sets in some recent matches totally quietly and I wouldn't be surprised if someone, rightly or wrongly, suggests to her that she does it more often. Serena gets away with it somehow, but I don't think they would want the same image for Maria as Serena. You don't want your princess of the court sounding like a boxer - the images just clash.
No, they want her to sound like a seagull, and she kind of has that image. :p

cheo23
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:40 PM
:rolleyes: I thought you got banned. At least that was the rumor. :p
WELL RUMORS ARE ONLy RUMORs..so WHATEVER!! :lol:

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:42 PM
That's low cheo....more and more convinced that you aren't a Serena-fan or a williams-fan period....enjoying that crowd booed them. That's low.

cheo23
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:43 PM
Tjaaa.....at least they love her tennis....power tennis suddenly is "in"...she should be glad about that.
& how is POwer Tennis considered " IN " NOW?
its been like that since MONICA SELES stormed upon the WTA tour
SO TJAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jacobruiz
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:44 PM
other than the fact that he is not?? :rolleyes: :o


Didn't you know that whenever an ATP player is seen with a WTA player they're f*&king each other?

At least according to some brillant minds here.:rolleyes:

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:45 PM
Yes but that doesn't matter. If crowds don't like her and cheer the opponent - and they were supporting Alicia - it affects the sponsors. Maria has played sets in some recent matches totally quietly and I wouldn't be surprised if someone, rightly or wrongly, suggests to her that she does it more often. Serena gets away with it somehow, but I don't think they would want the same image for Maria as Serena. You don't want your princess of the court sounding like a boxer - the images just clash.

So Serena is the boxer now?

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:45 PM
Didn't you know that whenever an ATP player is seen with a WTA player they're f*&king each other?

At least according to some brillant minds here.:rolleyes:

Tell me about it! Gotta love those brilliant minds!! ;)

fammmmedspin
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:48 PM
No, they want her to sound like a seagull, and she kind of has that image. :p

cute and innocent and wholesome and 17 would do.........

KV
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:49 PM
Love her or hate her if you want, but we are definitely observing something special as far as her tennis is concerned. We've talked about her grunts, and we've dealt with appearance(because we have petty discussions like that about the women).

Let's just make sure that we don't ignore the fact that she is a VERY talented tennis player and could very well take over the #1 ranking and stay there.

If injury stays out of the picture, her rivalry with Serena can become something very classic.

It would be a shame to continue to focus on her looks and grunts and ignore the notches that she's currently putting the winner's columns. :yeah:

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:49 PM
& how is POwer Tennis considered " IN " NOW?
its been like that since MONICA SELES stormed upon the WTA tour
SO TJAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Uhum....I guess so....but then suddenly it became a sign of being untalented when two sisters started dominating the tour...

cheo23
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:53 PM
That's low cheo....more and more convinced that you aren't a Serena-fan or a williams-fan period....enjoying that crowd booed them. That's low.
I NEVER SAID I "ENjoyed them BOOIN hER"
I stated she hasn't BEEN Booed like SoME WTA TOUr Players
Not just SERENA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just pointin OUt a FACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GET IT TOGETHER BANDABOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
in general the crowds like Maria..they laugh whenever she grunts at a HIGH LEVEL! so NO she's NOt becomin a Unpopular Tennis Player w/ the CROWDS

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:54 PM
:lol: :lol: I said masha and I share the same birthday:I wrote april 19th; it doesn't mean we're born the same year :tape: :rolleyes: !!

Spare me the condescending tone! :rolleyes: It's really "déplacé"!!! :o
Oh okay, my bad. I just thought you were 17 from the tone of your posts. :) Also, I wasn't trying to be condescending, but I don't think it's so displaced. :o :)

DelMonte
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:03 PM
I don't mind Maria's grunting/squealing/whatever she does. But then again, I don't get to see much live tennis these days so maybe I would feel differently if I watched her every other week or so.

Anyway, I like my sports passionate and with attitude....Maria is all that so she is fine by me.

(The father is a nut though.)

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:11 PM
Oh okay, my bad. I just thought you were 17 from the tone of your posts. :) Also, I wasn't trying to be condescending, but I don't think it's so displaced. :o :)

"déplacé" = uncalled for, out of place ;)

no problem, it was an honor conversing with a poster with so much more maturity than myself :D :p :lol: :tape:

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:11 PM
Cheo...always says something then to come and cry: I didn't say anything......and what was it about the crying part?

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:21 PM
Cheo...always says something then to come and cry: I didn't say anything......and what was it about the crying part?

rue
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:27 PM
it is unfortunate that I am not a supporter of Sharapova at all. I really like her game and the way she goes for he shots, but just do not support her. Her grunting is quite nice and unique. I think that it is okay, it just makes tennis a bit more fun to watch her grunt and put in so much effort into each shot.

cheo23
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:27 PM
Cheo...always says something then to come and cry: I didn't say anything......and what was it about the crying part?
For U're InFORMATION I WAS REFERRIN TO
Miss Martina HIngis vs. STEFFI GRAF 1999 FRENCH OPEN FINAL!!!!
THE LOUD BOOIN where she crossed over to Steffi's SIDE
so TJAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:34 PM
For U're InFORMATION I WAS REFERRIN TO
Miss Martina HIngis vs. STEFFI GRAF 1999 FRENCH OPEN FINAL!!!!
THE LOUD BOOIN where she crossed over to Steffi's SIDE
so TJAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sure you did.....and still using the sign? no.7 serena vs no.1 davenport at the Oz open....

faste5683
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:34 PM
Nah, us crowds love it. We wish Maria would turn the volume up even MORE, as we are all getting on a bit and don't hear like we used to...

:wavey:

fammmmedspin
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:34 PM
So Serena is the boxer now?

Like it or not since she turned 21, stopped winning easily and has to fight her way through at the last minute on sheer determination and big hitting, Serena now looks and sounds like Rocky in round 15 when she wins. The plot is the same - poor start, in danger of losing, takes the opponents big hits, gets final killer punch in. Rocky is a saleable image in the USA - Silvester made millions....

Maria is cute attractive teenager with a phone who happens to be a sport star without obvious enormous muscles. The noise just doesn't fit the image.

jacobruiz
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:36 PM
Cheo...always says something then to come and cry: I didn't say anything......and what was it about the crying part?


Bandebou, Cheo didn't say anything about "enjoying" the crowd booing Serena, which was a terrible incident and very unfair to her. There is no need to twist posters' words around just because you're bored and want to argue.

cheo23
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:38 PM
Sure you did.....and still using the sign? no.7 serena vs no.1 davenport at the Oz open....

YES SURE I DID!!!!!!!!!
Life doesn't REVOLVE AROUND SERENA 24/7!
Like I told U BEFORE
12 Matches in 12 Days Lindsay WAS Obviously TIRED despite winnin the 1st SET 6-2...so TJAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:40 PM
Like it or not since she turned 21, stopped winning easily and has to fight her way through at the last minute on sheer determination and big hitting, Serena now looks and sounds like Rocky in round 15 when she wins. The plot is the same - poor start, in danger of losing, takes the opponents big hits, gets final killer punch in. Rocky is a saleable image in the USA - Silvester made millions....

Maria is cute attractive teenager with a phone who happens to be a sport star without obvious enormous muscles. The noise just doesn't fit the image.

Hmm....you make it seem like she's winning ALL her matches in third-set tiebreakers.

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:40 PM
Didn't you know that whenever an ATP player is seen with a WTA player they're f*&king each other?

At least according to some brillant minds here.:rolleyes:
I don't know about you, but being friends or even boyfriend and girlfriend doesn't necessarily mean fucking, but I guess that's where your mind is at. :rolleyes:

cheo23
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:40 PM
Bandebou, Cheo didn't say anything about "enjoying" the crowd booing Serena, which was a terrible incident and very unfair to her. There is no need to twist posters' words around just because you're bored and want to argue.
He Always Assumes Stuff
The words I say he Turns My STATEMENT AROUND
& says " ENJOYED " Etc..its Like WHATEVER
he constantly Loves to ARGUe ...its like TJAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:41 PM
Tell me about it! Gotta love those brilliant minds!! ;)
:rolleyes:

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:41 PM
YES SURE I DID!!!!!!!!!
Live doesn't REVOLVE AROUND SERENA 24/7!
Like I told U BEFORE
12 Matches in 12 Days Lindsay WAS Obviously TIRED despite winnin the 1st SET 6-2...so TJAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o


She was tired...ooh, poor Lindsay.....

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:42 PM
cute and innocent and wholesome and 17 would do.........
It would, but it doesn't, especially if you consider Serena to be a boxer. :rolleyes: cute, innocent and wholesome are all questionable regarding Maria and she won't be 17 forever. :rolleyes:

cheo23
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:43 PM
Nah, us crowds love it. We wish Maria would turn the volume up even MORE, as we are all getting on a bit and don't hear like we used to...

:wavey:
LoVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :haha:

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:43 PM
He Always Assumes Stuff
The words I say he Turns My STATEMENT AROUND
& says " ENJOYED " Etc..its Like WHATEVER
he constantly Loves to ARGUe ...its like TJAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:

Please....ok...if you didn't say it, then I apologize. I misread it I guess. Sorry.

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:43 PM
I.they laugh whenever she grunts at a HIGH LEVEL! so NO she's NOt becomin a Unpopular Tennis Player w/ the CROWDS
:rolleyes: I guess you know, because you've been to all her tennis matches.

jacobruiz
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:44 PM
I don't know about you, but being friends or even boyfriend and girlfriend doesn't necessarily mean fucking, but I guess that's where your mind is at. :rolleyes:


We all know where YOUR mind is concerning Maria.:rolleyes:

cheo23
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:46 PM
She was tired...ooh, poor Lindsay.....
Yes Poor Lindsay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:49 PM
We all know where YOUR mind is concerning Maria.:rolleyes:

she obviously totally missed the point you were trying to make!! :lol: :tape:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:49 PM
"déplacé" = uncalled for, out of place ;)

no problem, it was an honor conversing with a poster with so much more maturity than myself :D :p :lol: :tape:
displaced = out of place, i.e. uncalled for ;) :lol:

No, the honor was mine :D :p :lol:

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:51 PM
I don't know about you, but being friends or even boyfriend and girlfriend doesn't necessarily mean fucking, but I guess that's where your mind is at. :rolleyes:


:tape: :rolleyes:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:51 PM
Like it or not since she turned 21, stopped winning easily and has to fight her way through at the last minute on sheer determination and big hitting, Serena now looks and sounds like Rocky in round 15 when she wins. The plot is the same - poor start, in danger of losing, takes the opponents big hits, gets final killer punch in. Rocky is a saleable image in the USA - Silvester made millions....

Maria is cute attractive teenager with a phone who happens to be a sport star without obvious enormous muscles. The noise just doesn't fit the image.
:haha: :haha: :haha: It's so sick how they try so hard.

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:52 PM
Yes Poor Lindsay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Poor her.....first time she reaches a major final in FIVE years, despite being no.1 in three of those 5 years and then she loses it, because she was tired..:sad: It isn't like she was facing a TOP opponent either.....only no.7 seed Serena....sad, real sad for her...:sad:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:53 PM
We all know where YOUR mind is concerning Maria.:rolleyes:
You do??!!! Pray tell. :)

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:55 PM
she obviously totally missed the point you were trying to make!! :lol: :tape:
Well, why don't you explain it hablovah. Because I assume he was talking about my comments regarding Maria and Ferrero being friends and he assumed I meant they were fucking. Now what else could he have been talking about??

thelittlestelf
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:58 PM
This thread was destined to become a Sharapova-Williams battle field!

Then again... any thread posted on GM is nowadays!

JCF
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:03 PM
She is getting unpopular with the crowds, but she totally deserves it. You know, if she grunted at the same level all the time i might tolerate it, but its pretty ridiculous to vary her grunting with the situation of the game.

jacobruiz
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:03 PM
Well, why don't you explain it hablovah. Because I assume he was talking about my comments regarding Maria and Ferrero being friends and he assumed I meant they were fucking. Now what else could he have been talking about??

DeDe, you don't have to "play" dumb with us. It's not like this is the first time you've posted on this board.:rolleyes:

Nemesis
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:06 PM
Now this thread is a marble! Sums up what WTA World has always been about! :worship:
Tons of people arguing about each other, one discussion not having any connection to another and certainly not to the topic title. A joy to read :lol:

I don't like Maria because of her game & her popularity which is derived 80% by her looks :rolleyes: The grunting: I don't know. I haven't watched that many matches of her because she doesn't interest me and the only time I saw a match of her was indoors which ENFORCES the Maria sound barrier. But I wasn't bothered, because the match was exciting (it was in an exhubition against JuJu). But I can understand the crowd being against her (if those stories are true of course).

cheo23
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:06 PM
:rolleyes: I guess you know, because you've been to all her tennis matches.
U Don't Have to BE IN "ALL HER TENNIS MATCHES" to KNow
by watchin ON TV U Can definetly get a SENSE of the atmosphere..so :rolleyes: RIGHT BACK AT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
GET IT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
some People Just Love to ARgue about ANy Little THING!!!!!!!!!!!111

thelittlestelf
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:12 PM
I don't like or not like Maria, I just don't support her. From what I can see she doesn't have a personality and is a little obnoxious, but how the hell do I know. I've only seen (heard) her on a tennis court and in press conferences, it's not like I know her personally!

I really don't understand how a person can actually HATE someone they have never talked to or met in their entire life!

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:13 PM
DeDe, you don't have to "play" dumb with us. It's not like this is the first time you've posted on this board.:rolleyes:
:rolleyes: Is that the best you can do jacob? I gave you more credit than that. To be honest I really don't know what you mean by this post. It looks to be a lame attempt at a comeback, but you failed miserably, because it really makes no sense. :o

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:14 PM
U Don't Have to BE IN "ALL HER TENNIS MATCHES" to KNow
by watchin ON TV U Can definetly get a SENSE of the atmosphere..so :rolleyes: RIGHT BACK AT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
GET IT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
some People Just Love to ARgue about ANy Little THING!!!!!!!!!!!111
So, you've watched all her tennis matches on TV? :lol:

jacobruiz
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:18 PM
:rolleyes: Is that the best you can do jacob? I gave you more credit than that. To be honest I really don't know what you mean by this post. It looks to be a lame attempt at a comeback, but you failed miserably, because it really makes no sense. :o


Well, I said you don't need to PLAY dumb but - I guess you're not playing.:lol:

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:20 PM
displaced = out of place, i.e. uncalled for ;) :lol:

No, the honor was mine :D :p :lol:

You really need some lessons in translation :rolleyes:

When looking for the meaning of a foreign word try to examine the context in which it is being used!

I just used the word "déplacé" in the sense that your remarque was out of place, uncalled for.

When translated litterally from french to english (which is a big no no) déplacé is "displaced", indeed.

Displaced is an inadequate translation though: when have you ever heard that a remarque is displaced in english?? :tape: :lol: :lol:

For future reference, if you don't know the meaning of a word, just ask!! :p

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:21 PM
Well, I said you don't need to PLAY dumb but - I guess you're not playing.:lol:
Another sad attempt. Good God!! :rolleyes: :lol:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:26 PM
You really need some lessons in translation :rolleyes:

When looking for the meaning of a foreign word try to examine the context in which it is being used!

I just used the word "déplacé" in the sense that your remarque was out of place, uncalled for.

When translated litterally from french to english (which is a big no no) déplacé is "displaced", indeed.

Displaced is an inadequate translation though: when have you ever heard that a remarque is displaced in english?? :tape: :lol: :lol:

For future reference, if you don't know the meaning of a word, just ask!! :p

It doesn't matter what the literal translation is, it still means the same thing. A remark can be a displaced remark, which is still considered uncalled for, e.g. the remark was out of place, i.e. displaced. :tape: Maybe you need some lessons in english, because obviously you don't know the various meanings of words in the english language. :lol:

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:26 PM
Well, why don't you explain it hablovah. Because I assume he was talking about my comments regarding Maria and Ferrero being friends and he assumed I meant they were fucking. Now what else could he have been talking about??

No, he just meant just because he's been going to see her matches and vice versa, it doesn't mean that they're even dating! It's a form of hyperbole;) :lol:

Damn, does everything have to be spelled out for you?? :rolleyes:

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:30 PM
It doesn't matter what the literal translation is, it still means the same thing. A remark can be a displaced remark, which is still considered uncalled for, e.g. the remark was out of place, i.e. displaced. :tape: Maybe you need some lessons in english, because obviously you don't know the various meanings of words in the english language. :lol:

It's a good thing you don't do translation or interpretation for a living!!! It is common sense that you don't translate things literally from one language to another!! :o :o :tape: :lol: :lol:

I have never heard of an expression in english saying that a remarque is displaced! :bs:

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:31 PM
Well, I said you don't need to PLAY dumb but - I guess you're not playing.:lol:

Ain't that the truth!!! :haha: :haha:

thelittlestelf
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:32 PM
It's a good thing you don't do translation or interpretation for a living!!! It is common sense that you don't translate things literally from one language to another!! :o :o :tape: :lol: :lol:

I have never heard of an expression in english saying that a remarque is displaced! :bs:

I have never heard of the word remarque :scratch:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:32 PM
No, he just meant just because he's been going to see her matches and vice versa, it doesn't mean that they're even dating! It's a form of hyperbole;) :lol:

Damn, does everything have to be spelled out for you?? :rolleyes:
Good God, what post of mine made you think that I didn't understand that? The fact that I said they could be friends and not be fucking? :rolleyes: Does everything have to be spelled out to you?? :lol: I assume they are friends, because he goes to her matches. You certainly don't see him at any other WTA match.

Calimero377
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:32 PM
U Don't Have to BE IN "ALL HER TENNIS MATCHES" to KNow
by watchin ON TV U Can definetly get a SENSE of the atmosphere..so :rolleyes: RIGHT BACK AT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
GET IT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
some People Just Love to ARgue about ANy Little THING!!!!!!!!!!!111


Could you stop posting in blue colour?
And what about a MOre moderate use of CAPITAL LEtters?

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:33 PM
It's a good thing you don't do translation or interpretation for a living!!! It is common sense that you don't translate things literally from one language to another!! :o :o :tape: :lol: :lol:

I have never heard of an expression in english saying that a remarque is displaced! :bs:
I've never heard of the word "remarque", but I assume you mean remark. I don't do translation for a living, never said I did, it still doesn't mean that I'm wrong. You mean to tell me you've never heard of an out of place remark?
:retard:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:35 PM
Ain't that the truth!!! :haha: :haha:
Two idiot peas in a pod. :lol:

maxomax
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:36 PM
The one who are complaining are jealous of her success. Maria Sharapova is a great tennis player and you will not change it.

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:38 PM
I've never heard of the word "remarque", but I assume you mean remark. I don't do translation for a living, never said I did, it still doesn't mean that I'm wrong. You mean to tell me you've never of an out of place remark?

:retard:

Just answer the question: have you ever heard of such an expression in english: a displaced remark??? :rolleyes: :tape:

Remarque=remark. Thanks for catching that;) Good for you! :lol: :yeah:

(please do not even attempt to do translation for a living! :tape: )

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:42 PM
Good God, what post of mine made you think that I didn't understand that? The fact that I said they could be friends and not be fucking? :rolleyes: Does everything have to be spelled out to you?? :lol: I assume they are friends, because he goes to her matches. You certainly don't see him at any other WTA match.

Talk about backtracking!! Go reread your own posts! You assumed that they were more than friends just because that they went to each other's matches :tape: :rolleyes:

I can't comment on your last sentence, since I don't know if he goes to other wta matches! :lol:

jacobruiz
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:44 PM
Two idiot peas in a pod. :lol:

Keep on with the insults, DeDe. It's really all you have, isn't it?:rolleyes:

Kabezya
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:45 PM
Keep on with the insults, DeDe. It's really all you have, isn't it?:rolleyes:

You contradict yourself considering you didn't hesitate to insult Dede to begin with. Was that all you had :confused:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:49 PM
Just answer the question: have you ever heard of such an expression in english: a displace remark??? :rolleyes: :tape:

Remarque=remark. Thanks for catching that;) Good for you! :lol: :yeah:

(please do not even attempt to do translation for a living! :tape: )
Well, I've heard of displaced comments. I believe remarks and comments mean the same thing.

Excuse me, but did I say that I was a professional translator. Does it make you feel superior that you said something in a foreign language that I translated literally? But, I assume you keep harping on it because in the end that literal translation still means the same thing you said, an out of place comment, which makes you look petty and juvenile in trying to belittle me for literally translating the meaning of a word that in essence means the same thing you were expressing?

How old are you anyway? Because first you get pissed off at the notion of Maria and Ferrero being boyfriend and girlfriend. :rolleyes: Then when you see that you really made more out of it than it was, you got embarrassed and used a french word to feel superior and then take off on the notion that the word "displaced" cannot be used in an english sentence stating that a comment is out of place. :tape: Then you rant about me not being a professional translator. :retard: Please do us all a favor and get a life. :rolleyes:

jacobruiz
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:50 PM
You contradict yourself considering you didn't hesitate to insult Dede to begin with. Was that all you had :confused:


How have I contradicted myself?:confused:

Of course, we all know Denise so rarely resorts to insults!:rolleyes:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:51 PM
Talk about backtracking!! Go reread your own posts! You assumed that they were more than friends just because that they went to each other's matches :tape: :rolleyes:

I can't comment on your last sentence, since I don't know if he goes to other wta matches! :lol:
No, YOU assumed I meant they were more than friends. I explained that they were friends and she's a girl, which means she's his girlfriend. You go back and reread my posts, and try again. :tape: :lol:

Kabezya
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:51 PM
How have I contradicted myself?:confused:

Of course, we all know Denise so rarely resorts to insults!:rolleyes:

You resorted to insults yourself yet somehow Dede is supposed to be different with her statements? You insulted her at least twice in this thread, so if Dede only had insults, you fall into the same category. I suppose you didn't contradict yourself if you are admitting you also had nothing but insults to fall back on.

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:52 PM
Keep on with the insults, DeDe. It's really all you have, isn't it?:rolleyes:
No, it's all YOU have jacob. But, what do you expect from a troll. :) :wavey:

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:00 PM
Well, I've heard of displaced comments. I believe remarks and comments mean the same thing.

Excuse me, but did I say that I was a professional translator. Does it make you feel superior that you said something in a foreign language that I translated literally? But, I assume you keep harping on it because in the end that literal translation still means the same thing you said, an out of place comment, which makes you look petty and juvenile in trying to belittle me for literally translating the meaning of a word that in essence means the same thing you were expressing?

How old are you anyway? Because first you get pissed off at the notion of Maria and Ferrero being boyfriend and girlfriend. :rolleyes: Then when you see that you really made more out of it than it was, you got embarrassed and used a french word to feel superior and then take off on the notion that the word "displaced" cannot be used in an english sentence stating that a comment is out of place. :tape: Then you rant about me not being a professional translator. :retard: Please do us all a favor and get a life. :rolleyes:

wow. it's really hard for you to admit that you made a mistake isn't it?? :lol: :lol:

When I make a mistake, I can recognize it, that's a sign of maturity and humility!

Anyhow, I can see you are way too emotional and you tend to blow things out of proportion!! You sound really young! :rolleyes: :tape:

So I think it is better to end this discussion!

Anyhow, I agree to disagree and move on.

And please do not bother responding to my posts cause you don't seem to be able to grasp my points! (When I used the word déplacé it was not to show that I'm superior!! You are unbelievable! Way too insensitive as well! :lol: )

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:05 PM
She got that from her boyfriend. :devil:

:o

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:06 PM
Who else? :) What's wrong with Ferrero being her boyfriend? :confused:

:rolleyes: :lol: :lol:

gmak
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:13 PM
:lol: :lol: @ the haters in this thread... whatever
they are just scared about maria's dominance on the tour the following years ;)

go masha! keep grunting! i love you :hearts: :kiss: :yeah:

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:15 PM
wow. it's really hard for you to admit that you made a mistake isn't it?? :lol: :lol:

When I make a mistake, I can recognize it, that's a sign of maturity and humility!

Anyhow, I can see you are way too emotional and you tend to blow things out of proportion!! You sound really young! :rolleyes: :tape:

So I think it is better to end this discussion!

Anyhow, I agree to disagree and move on.

And please do not bother responding to my posts cause you don't seem to be able to grasp my points! (When I used the word déplacé it was not to show that I'm superior!! You are unbelievable! Way too insensitive as well! :lol: )

Whatever... :lol:

I think you're projecting your feelings onto me, but that's okay because I have broad shoulders. ;)

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:16 PM
:o
Aren't they friends? Isn't he a boy? He's her boyfriend. Maybe it means something else in Canada. :p

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:17 PM
:rolleyes: :lol: :lol:
Sad. You still haven't proven anything. :lol:

Ravsieg
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:21 PM
She's popular outside of tennis.

Denise4925
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:32 PM
wow. it's really hard for you to admit that you made a mistake isn't it?? :lol: :lol:

I guess you missed the parts in my numerous posts here where I admitted to literally translating "deplace". But you still haven't addressed this:

Excuse me, but did I say that I was a professional translator. Does it make you feel superior that you said something in a foreign language that I translated literally? But, I assume you keep harping on it because in the end that literal translation still means the same thing you said, an out of place comment, which makes you look petty and juvenile in trying to belittle me for literally translating the meaning of a word that in essence means the same thing you were expressing?

So, I guess you agree. :tape:

Or this:
How old are you anyway?

When I make a mistake, I can recognize it, that's a sign of maturity and humility!

:rolleyes: Oh really...I haven't seen it on this thread.

Anyhow, I can see you are way too emotional and you tend to blow things out of proportion!! You sound really young! :rolleyes: :tape:

I'm not the one who got bent out of shape about the possibility of Maria and Ferrero being boyfriend and girlfriend. :lol:

So I think it is better to end the is discussion!

That's one thing we can agree on. ;)

Anyhow, I agree to disagree and move on.

How very mature of you. :p :lol:

And please do not bother responding to my posts cause you don't seem to be able to grasp my points! (When I used the word déplacé it was not to show that I'm superior!! You are unbelievable! Way too insensitive as well! :lol: )

What points have you made? :lol:

Well, what was the point of using the word? You could very well have used, "uncalled for". But you used "deplace" with the :o icon no less. :lol: If that's not an arrogant display of self-imposed superiority, I don't know what is. :rolleyes:

I'm unbelievable and insensitive at the same time. Tell me, in what post did you get the sense of my insensitivity? :lol:

Melly Flew Us
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:23 AM
cute and innocent and wholesome and 17 would do.........

you are joking right? all the dirty old men are thinking that with just a fiddle with a knob or nipple or two they can change that god-awful shreik into something beautiful.

SelesFan70
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:31 AM
Having watched women's tennis since the late 1970's, I can tell you that when one player begins to dominate (not that Maria is dominating by any means), the crowds tend to root for the other girl. It happened to Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus E. S. Williams, Serena Williams, and Justine Henin-Hardenne. If the tour doesn't figure out how to substantially beat Maria with their own games, a player or two or three will definitely try and silence her on court...most probably at Miami or perhaps in Paris.

Denise4925
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:33 AM
Having watched women's tennis since the late 1970's, I can tell you that when one player begins to dominate (not that Maria is dominating by any means), the crowds tend to root for the other girl. It happened to Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus E. S. Williams, Serena Williams, and Justine Henin-Hardenne. If the tour doesn't figure out how to substantially beat Maria with their own games, a player or two or three will definitely try and silence her on court...most probably at Miami or perhaps in Paris.
She definitely got silenced at the Australian Open. :)

Melly Flew Us
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:35 AM
...Serena now looks and sounds like Rocky in round 15 when she wins.

Maria is cute attractive teenager with a phone who happens to be a sport star without obvious enormous muscles. The noise just doesn't fit the image.

the noise suits her perfectly - just like her visor. since she doesn't sweat as much as some people the only reason she wears it is so her shifty eye swivel peeks at her coaching dad will be disguised.

my theory is that she withdrew from Paris gdf coz she wouldn't have an excuse to wear her visor indoors and coz she didn't want to give them parisiennes any starters to savour pre RG.

i like her. she makes me laugh and her dad makes me shout. normally i'm bored stiff if i watch women's tennis for too long.

@m@nd@
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:38 AM
I think yes. The Australians didn't like her and neither did the Doha crowd. If this is case I think it's deserved. Her grunting is very annoying and so are her constant come-ons when it's not tight. She should tone it down :)

some aussies loved her...some ppl had " i love sharapova" painted on their arms...i dont think australians didnt like her....

Melly Flew Us
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:38 AM
displaced = out of place, i.e. uncalled for ;) :lol:

No, the honor was mine :D :p :lol:

loving it:lol:

xan
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:43 AM
:lol: :lol: @ the haters in this thread... whatever
they are just scared about maria's dominance on the tour the following years ;)

go masha! keep grunting! i love you :hearts: :kiss: :yeah:

Exactly.

Maria starts threatening their faves and the jealousy posts start... :rolleyes:

As for those who claim not to like hearing grunts in sport, perhaps they should take up watching bowls, and leave the real sport fans in peace.

~ The Leopard ~
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:50 AM
I like Maria, and so did the Aussie crowd from what I saw (I watched her match against Farina Elia in the Vodaphone Arena, in which the Masha squeeeeeeeaaaaaal was at full volume).

What I found was the crowd sometimes laughed at the squeeeeeeeaaaaaal, but in a good-natured way.

Some of you don't "get" Maria. She is a pretty teenager. She's incredibly earnest and focused (the fist pumping is nothing like Lleyton's, more a way of encouraging herself to keep trying). At the same time, she's a tennis monster ... like a huge bird of prey on the attack, especially when she returns serve. The total package is awesome.

You can say similar things about Serena. I hope they have a great rivalry (though I do hope that Momo ... another great personality.... gets the better of both of them as this year progresses).

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:57 AM
Woohoo. Masha hate thread #6904568.

Melly Flew Us
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:05 AM
Just answer the question: have you ever heard of such an expression in english: a displaced remark??? :rolleyes: :tape:

Remarque=remark. Thanks for catching that;) Good for you! :lol: :yeah:

(please do not even attempt to do translation for a living! :tape: )

why are you so adamantly obstinate?
you say remarque, i say remark. Denise4925 says displaced i say inappropriate. you can't talk about context and then bang on about literal meanings. one or the other, not both.

and since you're such an excellent translator, why don't you give me the literal, and then a contextual, translation of inappropriate? surely the next step in your development is replacing those unwieldy phrases with single words. get it?;)

hablo
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:09 AM
why are you so adamantly obstinate?
you say remarque, i say remark. Denise4925 says displaced i say inappropriate. you can't talk about context and then bang on about literal meanings. one or the other, not both.

and since you're such an excellent translator, why don't you give me the literal, and then a contextual, translation of inappropriate? surely the next step in your development is replacing those unwieldy phrases with single words. get it?;)

Did you even bother reading how this all got started?? ;)

You missed the whole point of the discussion! I think the discussion started on page 2! go back and read it :rolleyes:

~ The Leopard ~
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:17 AM
*tapping paws on nearest piece of wood, waiting for a response to the extremely insightful post # 165*

barmaid
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:22 AM
[QUOTE=~ The Leopard ~]I like Maria, and so did the Aussie crowd from what I saw (I watched her match against Farina Elia in the Vodaphone Arena, in which the Masha squeeeeeeeaaaaaal was at full volume).

What I found was the crowd sometimes laughed at the squeeeeeeeaaaaaal, but in a good-natured way.

Some of you don't "get" Maria. She is a pretty teenager. She's incredibly earnest and focused (the fist pumping is nothing like Lleyton's, more a way of encouraging herself to keep trying). At the same time, she's a tennis monster ... like a huge bird of prey on the attack, especially when she returns serve. The total package is awesome.


Excellent post, pretty well sums up the "package"!:hearts:

barmaid:wavey:

Melly Flew Us
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:24 AM
Did you even bother reading how this all got started?? ;)

You missed the whole point of the discussion! I think the discussion started on page 2! go back and read it :rolleyes:

yes. i have read all the posts. and mine still stands. why so humourless?

Melly Flew Us
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:24 AM
an to answer the question initially posed by the thread: not really. RG will be the datum level.

"Topaz"
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:30 AM
*tapping paws on nearest piece of wood, waiting for a response to the extremely insightful post # 165*Ok, I'm game, except for the Momo part. :)

Junex
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:39 AM
what I don't like is when she cheers her opponents DFs or celebrates after beating an injured opponent! :o


have you ever seen Masha cheers her opponents DF's?

If you are refering to her YEC win, she didn't celebrate for beating an "injured" Serena, its her reaction for finally winning a tight match which she almost lost because of thinking about "what is wrong with Serena?".

Everyone here can bitch how much they want it the important thing is Maria always disappoint those who wish her defeats.

Oh please...when will you people learn and grow up!

Junex
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:42 AM
i admire you. not even Williams fans can inject her name into any thread at the drop of a hat like you can. just admit it, you're in love :hearts:


Really..... :rolleyes:

hablo
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:43 AM
yes. i have read all the posts. and mine still stands. why so humourless?


Basically I used a french word in a sentence cause the english one didn't come to me right away;): I said something like "spare me the condescending tone cause it's déplacé". Then she translated it literally with "displaced" and the way she used it, it just didn't make sense to me (maybe to you it did!);) "Inappropriate" is not what I had in mind when I used "déplacé"; I guess you have to know french to get it? :shrug: The part dealing with remarque and her guessing I meant remark; she's right that's what I meant. I just spelled it wrong in english as I was typing quickly;) :lol:

About being "so humourless": she was being really condenscending after a while and blowing everything out of proportion ! It was becoming really tedious to explain my points, so I stopped :lol: :lol: :angel:

thelittlestelf
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:45 AM
Basically I used a french word in a sentence cause the english one didn't come to me right away;): I said something like "spare me the condescending tone cause it's déplacé". Then she translated it literally with "displaced" and the way she used it, it just didn't make sense to me (maybe to you it did!);) "Inappropriate" is not what I had in mind when I used "déplacé"; I guess you have to know french to get it? :shrug: The part dealing with remarque and her guessing I meant remark; she's right that's what I meant. I just spelled it wrong in english as I was typing quickly;) :lol:

About being "so humourless": she was being really condenscending after a while and blowing everything out of proportion ! It was becoming really tedious to explain my points, so I stopped :lol: :lol: :angel:

How can nearly 3 pages of this thread be dedicated to the mistranslation of a word!

We really do hang onto things here at WTA world :p

hablo
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:47 AM
How can nearly 3 pages of this thread be dedicated to the mistranslation of a word!

We really do hang onto things here at WTA world :p

I know. I really need to stop using french words in my messages in english;) I've learnt my lesson!! :lol: :lol: :angel:

fammmmedspin
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:48 AM
you are joking right? all the dirty old men are thinking that with just a fiddle with a knob or nipple or two they can change that god-awful shreik into something beautiful.

Yes but thats the beauty of marketing - wholesome beautiful teen with choice of any phone picks yours is the main selling image. Those YEC addverts with flesh exposed is another. You have to condemn the second image within seconds of putting it out though once the tickets are sold. Noisy shreiking teen doesn't attract either market? Once she gets old - 20 - the image will have to change again.

Melly Flew Us
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:54 AM
Basically I used a french word in a sentence cause the english one didn't come to me right away;)...Then she translated it literally with "displaced" and the way she used it, it just didn't make sense to me (maybe to you it did!);) "Inappropriate" is not what I had in mind when I used "déplacé"; I guess you have to know french to get it? :shrug: ;) :lol:

About being "so humourless": she was being really condenscending after a while and blowing everything out of proportion ! It was becoming really tedious to explain my points, so I stopped :lol: :lol: :angel:

sure i'd have to know french to get it. but you understand what i mean when i say inappropriate, and this, i think, is the most appropriate benign word in english for that context.

at least you can laugh about it!

Melly Flew Us
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:10 AM
...Noisy shreiking teen doesn't attract either market? ..

sorry fammmmedspin. i don't know what adverts you're talking about. please enlighten me. coz otherwise i won't be able to fathom whether the ? is supposed to be there. (and yes i've read all preceeding posts, i just can't decide whether it's you're own opinion or if you're playing devil's advocate.)

Melly Flew Us
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:12 AM
*tapping paws on nearest piece of wood, waiting for a response to the extremely insightful post # 165*

see pre-emptive strike #161.

ys
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:26 AM
Her grunt is OK. Not nearly as disgusting as Serena's roar.. And she is a pretty girl on top of that.. :lol:
This is not about Serena, asshole. :mad:

"Pretty girl" part? I agree! Definitely not about Serena.. :wavey: :lol:

Denise4925
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:28 AM
"Pretty girl" part? I agree! Definitely not about Serena.. :wavey: :lol:
Wow, how long did it take you to think that up? :rolleyes:

Justeenium
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:51 AM
Wow, how long did it take you to think that up? :rolleyes:
You're racist against white people like Masha.

:mad:

Denise4925
Feb 27th, 2005, 07:24 AM
You're racist against white people like Masha.

:mad:
and you're stupid. :rolleyes:

VeraNuVirgosFan
Feb 27th, 2005, 07:50 AM
Woohoo. Masha hate thread #6904568.
Masha usually doesn't have time or doesn't bother to sign a lot of autographs for fans, who admire and adore her a lot.

So I can tell you that those hate threads and hate posts don't bother her at all (even if she knows about their existence), because she's very focused on her tennis and is strong mentally.

waratahsrock
Feb 27th, 2005, 07:53 AM
Masha usually doesn't have time or doesn't bother to sign a lot of autographs for fans, who admire and adore her a lot.

So I can tell you that those hate threads and hate posts don't bother her at all (even if she knows about their existence), because she's very focused with her tennis and is strong mentally.

yea, she doesn't sign many - believe me, i was one who missed out!

however, lets look at it from her side, she gets constantly swamped by autograph hunters wherever she goes, it's bound to get boring and repetitive, and there just comes a point where you want to tell everyone to piss off!
and its not just maria, who doesnt sign a lot, it affects the majority of the top 10 at least.

and i believe it also shows a quality in her, she's extremely focused on getting the job done - lets face it, she's not at tournaments to sign autographs, she's there to win.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:13 AM
yea, she doesn't sign many - believe me, i was one who missed out!
Sorry to hear that.

But I was one of her biggest fans, and Masha signed 6 magazine covers for me in San Diego on practice court after her practice (my Thai friend in Bangkok asked me for 5 autographs of Masha).

waratahsrock
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:16 AM
Sorry to hear that.

But I was one of her biggest fans, and Masha signed 6 magazine covers for me in San Diego on practice court after her practice (my Thai friend in Bangkok asked me for 5 autographs of Masha).

no worries, i just have to wait till the nxt aussie open!
sounds like you had a bit of luck! :)

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:20 AM
she's arrogant so what can u expect?

why would people like someone who screeches like she does, flicks her blonde hair the way she does and fist-pumps at her opponents double faults

people dont like arrogant players and sharapova is the cream of the crop of them


That is so untrue.... you should wash your mouth after saying such blasfemy...

VeraNuVirgosFan
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:20 AM
sounds like you had a bit of luck!
It wasn't luck - I already knew Masha from the Hong Kong exhibition in January 2004.

waratahsrock
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:28 AM
That is so untrue.... you should wash your mouth after saying such blasfemy...

mate, he's just shit stirring.
people like him only get their kicks by putting down other players, sad really.

waratahsrock
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:29 AM
It wasn't luck - I already knew Masha from the Hong Kong exhibition in January 2004.

good on ya, did she come across really nice to you?

VeraNuVirgosFan
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:32 AM
good on ya, did she come across really nice to you?
Masha was really nice to me in Hong Kong, but wasn't as nice in San Diego.

Fingon
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:37 AM
pretty?

since when? :tape:

since she was born

ceiling_fan
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:41 AM
Masha was really nice to me in Hong Kong, but wasn't as nice in San Diego.
how was she not as nice?
maybe because of her rising popularity she can't exactly socialize with all her fans

Fingon
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:49 AM
the noise suits her perfectly - just like her visor. since she doesn't sweat as much as some people the only reason she wears it is so her shifty eye swivel peeks at her coaching dad will be disguised.

my theory is that she withdrew from Paris gdf coz she wouldn't have an excuse to wear her visor indoors and coz she didn't want to give them parisiennes any starters to savour pre RG.

i like her. she makes me laugh and her dad makes me shout. normally i'm bored stiff if i watch women's tennis for too long.

hmmm, Masha does wear a visor indoors, just like Justine wears a cap.

Elena Dementieva and Daniela Hantuchova also wear visors indoors.

There goes your little theory.

jacobruiz
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:57 AM
I like Maria, and so did the Aussie crowd from what I saw (I watched her match against Farina Elia in the Vodaphone Arena, in which the Masha squeeeeeeeaaaaaal was at full volume).

What I found was the crowd sometimes laughed at the squeeeeeeeaaaaaal, but in a good-natured way.

Some of you don't "get" Maria. She is a pretty teenager. She's incredibly earnest and focused (the fist pumping is nothing like Lleyton's, more a way of encouraging herself to keep trying). At the same time, she's a tennis monster ... like a huge bird of prey on the attack, especially when she returns serve. The total package is awesome.

You can say similar things about Serena. I hope they have a great rivalry (though I do hope that Momo ... another great personality.... gets the better of both of them as this year progresses).


THIS is a very nice post, and to me it is so obviously true; I don't know why some people have to be so hatefull about these girls.

jimbo mack
Feb 27th, 2005, 10:52 AM
That is so untrue.... you should wash your mouth after saying such blasfemy...

and you should stop living in denial :wavey:

jimbo mack
Feb 27th, 2005, 10:55 AM
since she was born

:secret: somebody needs a trip to see the optition

faste5683
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:22 PM
I like Maria, and so did the Aussie crowd from what I saw (I watched her match against Farina Elia in the Vodaphone Arena, in which the Masha squeeeeeeeaaaaaal was at full volume).

What I found was the crowd sometimes laughed at the squeeeeeeeaaaaaal, but in a good-natured way.

Some of you don't "get" Maria. She is a pretty teenager. She's incredibly earnest and focused (the fist pumping is nothing like Lleyton's, more a way of encouraging herself to keep trying). At the same time, she's a tennis monster ... like a huge bird of prey on the attack, especially when she returns serve. The total package is awesome.

You can say similar things about Serena. I hope they have a great rivalry (though I do hope that Momo ... another great personality.... gets the better of both of them as this year progresses).

Exactly. This is a VERY serious young lady while playing a match; she's too involved with HER game to resort to jeering other player's mistakes or pulling a "psych" job on them. It's all about Maria, don't you see? The fist pumps and the "come on's" are for her and her alone. I wouldn't be surprised if, during the course of a match, Maria had to glance across the net to confirm who she is playing that day! :eek:

P.S. I love the poster who thinks Sharapova wears a visor to "hide her beady eyes while looking at Yuri"...:haha:

Great post, Leopard!

VeraNuVirgosFan
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:05 PM
how was she not as nice?
maybe because of her rising popularity she can't exactly socialize with all her fans
I don't know the answer to your question.

But maybe Masha was more relaxed in Hong Kong because it was just an exhibition?

But I was glad that at least Yuri was quite nice and understanding in San Diego.

starr
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:57 PM
I'll watch and see how the crowd at IW receives her. :)

Yeah, the scream is annoying and more annoying in person, but Serena is just as noisy .... she just has a lower pitch. Sometimes I wonder that Serena and Maria don't lose their voices. They are both REALLY loud. But, did I notice that Serena was quiet when she played Maria at AO? I thought that was the case. I thought it was a reverse psyche job.

Angel_Mars
Feb 27th, 2005, 03:07 PM
After watching the final at Doha, I can safely say, the Doha crowd LIKED Maria very much. They cheered for her loudly, especially in the second set and third set, and gave her just as much support as Alicia. Also did not hear or see any kind of negative reaction to her grunts....... case closed!

ceiling_fan
Feb 28th, 2005, 08:42 AM
serena's and maria's grunt/shriek is probably at the same volume BUT since maria's is higher in pitch it definitely seems louder more piercing

Wombat
Feb 28th, 2005, 10:36 AM
I don't know 'bout the crowds, but i admire Maria's tennis a lot and I have my fun watching her play

Ekkekko
Feb 28th, 2005, 10:44 AM
:lol: this thread is funny..:lol:

Julia1968
Feb 28th, 2005, 11:08 PM
I think yes. The Australians didn't like her and neither did the Doha crowd. If this is case I think it's deserved. Her grunting is very annoying and so are her constant come-ons when it's not tight. She should tone it down :)

Your opinion is very subjective considering that Maria has never been booed like others in the WTA (not naming names).

Its not an uncommon phenomenon as a player rises fast in the rankings, approaching their rightful spot as the number one player in the world, that crouds aren't as warm....most cheer for the underdog.

Stefanie Graf would have to be the exception to this rule of thumb. Graf was always private and very modest about her successes, which always made her a crowd favorite wherever she played in the entire world.

Wombat
Mar 1st, 2005, 07:28 AM
Graf was always private and very modest about her successes, which always made her a crowd favorite wherever she played in the entire world.


The world changed a lot since Graf been on top.
Now we live in a world of brands and marketing.
Some people just can't afford being modest and closed.
They pay the price anyway.

Dennis
Mar 1st, 2005, 07:32 AM
I like Maria's grunts too. She makes tennis so much exciting.

salima
Mar 1st, 2005, 08:41 AM
The crowd goes for the underdog, grunting or not.

A tennisplayer can not bother about what the crowd's sympaty, and those in the crowd thinking that a tennisplayer cares about that has probably never been out there playing on a decent level or done any other competitive sport eighter.
:)

Erdinger
Mar 1st, 2005, 09:26 AM
Well, I became a women's tennis fan because of Maria since Wimbledon 2003. When I saw her the first time, I was immediately glued to the TV, she was so intense and so exciting to watch (no, not only because she's pretty :rolleyes: )

I loved her grunt from the beginning, because it changes from game to game, one time it is really deafening, the other time she is completely silent. :cool:

Also the whole discussion about her grunt was/is hilarious. :lol:

A quote from the English press 2003:

But it was the arch grunter Monica Seles with whom comparisons were more appropriate, for Sharapova's hitting was accompanied by vocals which ranged from orgasmic gasps to death rattles, causing heads to dart out from a hospitality tent as if it were a terror alert.
:devil:

squash
Mar 1st, 2005, 09:28 AM
Is Maria Sharapova becoming an unpopular tennis player with the crowds?

Yes, It is one thing to grunt, but Maria Sharapova loud screaming is very annoying.

Maria has tried to stop screaming, but this seems to affect her game.

Maria does not like when the crowd start laughing at her. When the crowd started laughing at her at the AO and Doha she stops screaming for a while.

I am very interested to see how the French Crowd will treat her at the French Open. Hey, Maybe her looks will help her to win the crowd over. :kiss:

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 4th, 2005, 05:45 AM
If I'm being honest, it's fun to root against a player you really don't like- and the more her stardom continues to rise, the more she'll be rooted against. There's no denying she's one of the most popular girls on tour, and it won't be much longer before all her fans realize people are actually rooting for her to lose. As a Steffi and Serena fan, I'm quite used to it- luckily the both were able to turn things around. I don't know how it is for Serena in other parts of the world but in Los Angeles she was showered with much love and respect. The crowds have really turned around and her supporters have come out to support her. Maria has to pay her dues at this point.

Supporting one player is one thing, but being totally disrespectfull is something else- and I don't care who it is, some crowds are simply out of control.

DevilishAttitude
May 14th, 2005, 09:31 PM
BUMP :devil:

This thread is fucking hilarious *And no I'm not saying it just cos I was the one who started it ;)*

Maria's not too popular with the Italians that's for sure :o

Shenanigans
May 14th, 2005, 10:23 PM
I don't think Maria really endears her self to a tennis crowd, she just constantly looks like a teenager in a bad mood even after she wins sometimes.
She never looks like she is enjoying herself out there.