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Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:14 PM
Sharapova left out of Russia team

Sharapova has yet to play in the Fed Cup
Maria Sharapova has been left out of Russia's squad for the Fed Cup first-round tie against Italy later this month.
Team captain Shamil Tarpishchev went to Miami last week to try and persuade the 17-year-old to join the squad.

"I spoke to her father and we decided not to include her," said Tarpishchev. "It is a burden to play all the tournaments in a row."

The team is Ana Myskina, Dinara Safina, Elena Bovina and Elena Dementieva.

Sharapova has yet to make her Fed Cup debut and denied speculation last week suggesting she was about to switch her allegiance to the US, where she has lived since childhood.

The Wimbledon champion was the subject of a row last year when French Open champion Myskina threatened to quit the Russian team if Sharapova was picked.

She was unhappy with the courtside behaviour of Sharapova's father Yuri Sharapov.




From the BBC website:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4412693.stm

Shoulderpova
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:17 PM
I think you should change the topic title. She definitely will play for Russia but not this time, for some reasons.

wateva
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:18 PM
sveta not in the team? :lol:

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:19 PM
I just changed it to 'this year'

Is that better?

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:20 PM
sveta not in the team? :lol:
Yeah, It looks pretty poor/weak for supposedly the greatest national force in female tennis

Myskina :eek: is their best player!!

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:20 PM
or perhaps Dementieva

Shoulderpova
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:21 PM
I just changed it to 'this year'

Is that better?
not yet
she may play for Russia in possible tougher tie against US (of course if Russia beats Italy)

kabuki
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:21 PM
Hmmmmm. Very interesting...

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:23 PM
ah sorry - of course; changed;)

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:23 PM
Damnit. :fiery:

Nice to see Lena D finally playing, Dinara too. :D

Shoulderpova
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:24 PM
ah sorry - of course; changed;)
;)

xan
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:24 PM
I don't know what the problem was this year.

It seems that Tarpischev had decided to ask her to play despite Myskina's strop. But in several interviews recently Maria has said that it all depends on her fitness at the time. It looks like she couldn't give Tarpischev the firm commitment he wanted.

Pity.

Pengwin
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:25 PM
Safina ahead of Kusnetsova/Zvonareva/Petrova?

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:27 PM
Safina ahead of Kusnetsova/Zvonareva/Petrova?
yeah, that struck me as weired. Maybe they felt they could get by against Italy with some weaker players..... Give the others some experience. Maybe it's related to the surface they're playing on, or maybe it's just cos the others wanted to concentrate on singles.

syd
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:38 PM
It seems that Tarpischev had decided to ask her to play despite Myskina's strop. But in several interviews recently Maria has said that it all depends on her fitness at the time. It looks like she couldn't give Tarpischev the firm commitment he wanted.
i thought the problem between them was resolved !!!
Myskina said in an interview they spoke together about it !!!

_LuCaS_
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:39 PM
Yeah, It looks pretty poor/weak for supposedly the greatest national force in female tennis

Myskina :eek: is their best player!!
You don't need a strong team for Italy, I even think Lena and Nastya is too much. Dinara should play 2 singles, and Nadia and Bepa handle the doubles.
And yes Myskina has the best record in Fed Cup, she was the key player last year.

_LuCaS_
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:42 PM
ANd it was Yuri's call not to let SHarapova join the team in the Italy tie. Tarpischev tried his best to get her on the team.
Calling Russia's best 3 players against Italy is pointless.

Brinyi
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:42 PM
If Maria Sharapova were to play Fed Cup once for Russia, would she then be ineligible to play for another country in the future? I think you know what I am driving at. Davis Cup has (or did have) such a rule, which was the main reason why Rusedski never played DC for Canada.

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:43 PM
I think Martina's played for Czecoslovakia + USA

Chunchun
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:44 PM
LenaD :rocker: Russia is gonna win again with LenaD :yeah:

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:45 PM
i thought the problem between them was resolved !!!
Myskina said in an interview they spoke together about it !!!
yeah, it is, 100% solved. It was mainly hyped up by the media, and was all solved very quickly. I don't think Maria cares about what the media say about her; she often sounds surprised in interviews when asked about things she has done, which were in fact made up by the media :worship:

+ I'm sure the same goes for Myskina. :)

Infiniti2001
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:50 PM
If Maria Sharapova were to play Fed Cup once for Russia, would she then be ineligible to play for another country in the future? I think you know what I am driving at. Davis Cup has (or did have) such a rule, which was the main reason why Rusedski never played DC for Canada.


well if you're inferring the US, she would have to be a member in good standing of the US tennis federation, be a US national, travelling on a US passport, have lived in this country for 24 straight months at some time and not have played for any other country for 36 months before the event. I don't think she's eligible to play for the US , because there's no word that she's applied for citizenship to this day.

Brinyi
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:51 PM
Thanks -- this is true, but wasn't Navratilova some sort of special case, because she was regarded as a political refugee? Just wondering...

Shonami Slam
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:03 PM
i think safina is in as a doubles partner as well as stratigically on for one of the italian squad emmbers.
i mean - with so many players you can start selecting by game-type.
bovina is playing better than vera at the moment and safina better than nadia - wo why not?
they will have thier chances. it's a matter of who will play best this tie, not in general.

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:03 PM
probably, I think you are right there

Allez-H
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:06 PM
Well, Dinara did win the Paris indoor-title beating Momo remember

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:07 PM
what surface is the tie on?

RussiansFan
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:18 PM
Buaaahaaahah!!! :crying2: :crying2: :crying2:
I'll go to Brindisi on 24th... I've already bought the tickets...
Well, at least LenaD should play...
I'm Italian, but I think Russia will easily win even without Masha
However, the tie will be played on red clay courts!

xan
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:20 PM
If it isn't on clay I'll be very surprised.

hablo
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:28 PM
sounds like it was her dad who didn't want her to play Fed Cup, because she's been playing so much as of late?? :shrug:

I don't think Sharapova is going to change nationalities anytime soon!!;)

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:34 PM
A. We have no way to know if it was Maria's descision, or if her Dad imposed it on her, or if she just discusses it with him, like a sensible girl. (Personally I think the last one is the most likely)

B. If it's on Clay, That is probably Maria's weakest surface. Maybe that had an influence; she felt if she was gonna represent a team, and not just herself as a singles player, she wanted to be at her best.

the cat
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Nyet! :bigcry: I guess Masha wants alot of time to rest to be ready for her birthday party in New York City. :bdaycake: :aparty: That seems to be taking precendence over her joining the Russian Fed Cup team. Masha should have joined the team and played a backup role this time. She needs to get the feel of being on a team of players as she has never played a team competition on any level. It wouldn't be right for Maria to play her first Fed Cup tie in Russia against the American team. I don't know if Tarpischev should try to add her to the team then. She would probably only say no nayway.

And what's this rubbish about Tarpischev having to talk to Maria's father instead of Maria? :confused: If the Russian Fed Cup captain can't talk to the player in poerson or over the phone she shouldn't even be considered as a team member. Getting Masha to fit into the Russian Fed Cup team mold will be very difficult to do.

RussiansFan
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:36 PM
The match will be played on clay courts, I'm sure of this

CooCooCachoo
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:40 PM
Russia has a great team without Masha too!

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:43 PM
Nyet! :bigcry: I guess Masha wants alot of time to rest to be ready for her birthday party in New York City. :bdaycake: :aparty: That seems to be taking precendence over her joining the Russian Fed Cup team. Masha should have joined the team and played a backup role this time. She needs to get the feel of being on a team of players as she has never played a team competition on any level. It wouldn't be right for Maria to play her first Fed Cup tie in Russia against the American team. I don't know if Tarpischev should try to add her to the team then. She would probably only say no nayway.

And what's this rubbish about Tarpischev having to talk to Maria's father instead of Maria? :confused: If the Russian Fed Cup captain can't talk to the player in poerson or over the phone she shouldn't even be considered as a team member. Getting Masha to fit into the Russian Fed Cup team mold will be very difficult to do.
I think she's entitled to enjoy herself, she's just a teenager; if she's throwing a big party, let her! I also think it would be fine for her to debut vs. USA, it would be fine; it would prove her alleigence to Russia.

But I agree with the second part about having to talk to her Father.

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:44 PM
The match will be played on clay courts, I'm sure of this
thanku for that information
:hug:

:Rawwb:
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:01 PM
Wasnt Safina brought up on clay, like her brother? And she has won titles on clay, and as previously said before it is Italy so they dont need to bring out the full force yet. I wonder if Italy have Pennetta play for them, i cannot see them not using her due to her current form on clay

goldenlox
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:06 PM
well if you're inferring the US, she would have to be a member in good standing of the US tennis federation, be a US national, travelling on a US passport, have lived in this country for 24 straight months at some time and not have played for any other country for 36 months before the event. I don't think she's eligible to play for the US , because there's no word that she's applied for citizenship to this day.Maria has been a U.S. resident for 10 years, and has never played Fed Cup.
So I guess if she applies for U.S. citizenship, she can play for the U.S. against Russia in round 2.

the cat
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:07 PM
CCC, Russia doesn't have a great team without Masha. None of the 4 girls on the Russian team has a good serve that's the least bit reliable.

goldenlox
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:08 PM
CCC, Russia doesn't have a great team without Masha. None of the 4 girls on the Russian team has a good serve that's the least bit reliable.But Maria might be on the U.S. team against Russia.
That will motivate the Russian girls.

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:15 PM
She won't.

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:15 PM
(I hope)

Doc
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:17 PM
Nyet! :bigcry: I guess Masha wants alot of time to rest to be ready for her birthday party in New York City. :bdaycake: :aparty: That seems to be taking precendence over her joining the Russian Fed Cup team. Masha should have joined the team and played a backup role this time. She needs to get the feel of being on a team of players as she has never played a team competition on any level.

Methinks the party is just a big publicity exercise by Motorola. :cool: But she has to be there.

I too think she should have gone on the team if at all possible. She would probably only have had to play one or at most two matches, and the experience would be great.

It wouldn't be right for Maria to play her first Fed Cup tie in Russia against the American team. I don't know if Tarpischev should try to add her to the team then. She would probably only say no nayway.

I don't think Maria would be that bothered about playing against the US. She does that every tournament anyway.

And what's this rubbish about Tarpischev having to talk to Maria's father instead of Maria? :confused: If the Russian Fed Cup captain can't talk to the player in poerson or over the phone she shouldn't even be considered as a team member. Getting Masha to fit into the Russian Fed Cup team mold will be very difficult to do.

But Maria is only 17. ;) And Yuri is her manager as well as the Russian tennis Fed member.

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:18 PM
Methinks the party is just a big publicity exercise by Motorola. :cool: But she has to be there.

Quite possibly right :)

Fantastic
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:18 PM
Despite being the French Open champion, I would not say that Anastasia Myskina was the strongest Russian player on red clay. She had a very bleak record on clay before winning Roland Garros last year. If that has changed, then good, but I think she is vulnerable on the surface whether she plays Fed Cup or a regular tour event on it.

I think the singles lineup will be Myskina and Elena Dementieva. They will also most likely suit up for the doubles as well depending on how Dementieva's hip strain holds up. If she is suffering, Elena Bovina would most likely take her singles spot. Myskina and Dinara Safina would most likely play the doubles together.

Why are some of you underestimating Italy? They are the strongest team behind France, Russia and the US. France play Austria, Argentina play Spain and the US play Belgium. I'd say that Russia got the toughest draw compared to the others.

Doc
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:19 PM
CCC, Russia doesn't have a great team without Masha. None of the 4 girls on the Russian team has a good serve that's the least bit reliable.

And Schiavone can be quite a tough opponent. Is she playing?

Infiniti2001
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:28 PM
Maria has been a U.S. resident for 10 years, and has never played Fed Cup.
So I guess if she applies for U.S. citizenship, she can play for the U.S. against Russia in round 2.


One does not get citizenship the same day they apply-- it's a process that takes anywhere from 6 months to a year -- it depends on what area of the country you reside. If she hasn't applied , she won't be playing on the US team anytime this year. Then again you probably know more than I do :p

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:30 PM
Then again you probably know more than I do :p
Don't you two start arguing :mad: ;)

goldenlox
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:31 PM
One does not get citizenship the same day they apply-- it's a process that takes anywhere from 6 months to a year -- it depends on what area of the country you reside. If she hasn't applied , she won't be playing on the US team anytime this year. Then again you probably know more than I do :pSo it's more than filling out an application.
I'm just wondering if Maria wanted to become a U.S. citizen, if they might speed up the process.

tyosi
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:31 PM
agree with Fantastica.On red clay I think Faria-Elia and Schiavone could give lots of problems to Myskina and Demeted

Infiniti2001
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:33 PM
Don't you two start arguing :mad: ;)

Uh , where is the arguement?? :rolleyes:

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Uh , where is the arguement?? :rolleyes:
lol, ok, I was trying to break you two up when there was no conflict.

Ignore me then :rolleyes:


:wavey:

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Wouldn't S.F. Ellia play?

iced gem
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:42 PM
I just read in Yahoo Sports that other candidates for the squad are Maria Kirilenko and Anna Chakvedatze, so it looks like theyre just trying to give some of the players more experience.

Volcana
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:47 PM
I think you should change the topic title. She definitely will play for Russia but not this time, for some reasons.Actually, nobody knows if she'll ever play for Russia or not. All we know is she won't play this particular tie. This press release could just as easily be a political sop to all sides. Look at the quote."I spoke to her father and we decided not to include her," said Tarpishchev. "It is a burden to play all the tournaments in a row."Like every other member of the team doesn't have that same problem! I can just see how 'I spoke to her father' went.Tarpishchev: "Yuri, you're an ass, and a cheat. I don't care when you do it to the rest of the world, but don't do it to MY fucking players!"

Sharapov: "Tarpi you ignorant slut. I am the greatest My daughter is the greatest thing ever in the history of tennis. Do you expect her to think for herself on the court? So what if you lose Fed Cup this year? Maria will save your sorry ass next time. Providing you crawl to me on your knees and suck my dick."

Julia1968
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:51 PM
Volcano:

Please refrain from using objectionable sexual inference and language. There are impressionable teenagers participating here.

Marie Waggedorn
Apr 5th, 2005, 04:07 PM
Volcano:

Please refrain from using objectionable sexual inference and language. There are impressionable teenagers participating here.

I won't even let Earl near WTAWorld. Hope you do the same for Corey.

Volcana
Apr 5th, 2005, 04:16 PM
Volcano:

Please refrain from using objectionable sexual inference and language. There are impressionable teenagers participating here.Welcome back Julia! Can we expect more of your old self, or are you going to be a 'one-banishment wonder'? As a three-time banishee myself, I do hope you don't feel compelled to over-exercise restraint.

_LuCaS_
Apr 5th, 2005, 04:20 PM
agree with Fantastica.On red clay I think Faria-Elia and Schiavone could give lots of problems to Myskina and Demeted
It's a Fed Cup tie, things can go wrong (see Sveta), but Anastasia is still the reigning French Open champion. She should have no problems.

Szymanowski
Apr 5th, 2005, 04:46 PM
She also played excellently in the last yr's cup.

hablo
Apr 5th, 2005, 04:56 PM
But Maria might be on the U.S. team against Russia.
That will motivate the Russian girls.

:lol: :lol:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:29 PM
not much of a suprise really, it means Maria having to come to Europe 2 weeks early and probably flying back :o

anyone wanna bet against Bovina not playing Schiavone ??? :lol:

goldenlox
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:33 PM
not much of a suprise really, it means Maria having to come to Europe 2 weeks early and probably flying back :o

Maria is going to NYC this week, then she's training in Valencia.

cheo23
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:37 PM
Actually, nobody knows if she'll ever play for Russia or not. All we know is she won't play this particular tie. This press release could just as easily be a political sop to all sides. Look at the quote.Like every other member of the team doesn't have that same problem! I can just see how 'I spoke to her father' went.Tarpishchev: "Yuri, you're an ass, and a cheat. I don't care when you do it to the rest of the world, but don't do it to MY fucking players!"

Sharapov: "Tarpi you ignorant slut. I am the greatest My daughter is the greatest thing ever in the history of tennis. Do you expect her to think for herself on the court? So what if you lose Fed Cup this year? Maria will save your sorry ass next time. Providing you crawl to me on your knees and suck my dick."








:haha: GOtta Love VOLCANa's IMAGINATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:Rawwb:
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:37 PM
not much of a suprise really, it means Maria having to come to Europe 2 weeks early and probably flying back :o

anyone wanna bet against Bovina not playing Schiavone ??? :lol:
what happpened between bovina and schiavone? :confused:

FERLKE
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:38 PM
Good luck to Dinara in her debut!!!! :kiss:
Masha :(

lukehingis
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:48 PM
Think Myskina and ElenaD will play singles and the Elenas will play doubles. Dinara will prob play once the russians lead 3-0

_LuCaS_
Apr 5th, 2005, 05:58 PM
what happpened between bovina and schiavone? :confused:
Let's say that Schiavone is a little scared by Bovina ;)

:Rawwb:
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:00 PM
Oh, ok, but it would be great if you could tell me what actually happened?

:Rawwb:
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:01 PM
Did Schiavone call her a disgusting bitch ala patty? or vice versa?

améliemomo
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:16 PM
I think underrate Italy team is a big mistake.

They have good players on clay like shiavone,pennetta and farina elia who can play very tough tennis.

Russia has an advantage but not as big as that, plus the first round will be played in italy so...

goldenlox
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:19 PM
I think underrate Italy team is a big mistake.Russia is sending both FO finalists.
They are not underrating anybody.

_LuCaS_
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Oh, ok, but it would be great if you could tell me what actually happened?
Well Lena leading in H2H 8-2 is enough? :devil:

RussiansFan
Apr 5th, 2005, 07:04 PM
They have good players on clay like shiavone,pennetta and farina elia who can play very tough tennis.


Farina Elia will not play FedCup this year, she wants to concentrate only on her single tournaments

PaulHopkins
Apr 5th, 2005, 07:08 PM
hmmm strange team.I agree with the singles of Dementieva and Myskina (considering no Masha) But I really dont see why Bovina and Safina are in??? Id have gone for Kuznetsova and Petrova for doubles - 2 far superior doubles players in my opinion.

PaulHopkins
Apr 5th, 2005, 07:13 PM
Farina Elia will not play FedCup this year, she wants to concentrate only on her single tournaments

REALLY? Well that is a MAJOR blow to Italy losing their second best singles player. Im assuming they will now go for the following team...?

Singles: Francesca Schiavone, Flavia Penetta

Doubles: Francesca Schiavone & Roberta Vinci

4th player: Maria-Elena Camerin

?

RussiansFan
Apr 5th, 2005, 07:22 PM
Yes, Farina herself said, when was asked during a match tat she was commentating on Eurosport, that she won't play FedCup this year.

Doggy
Apr 5th, 2005, 07:54 PM
I just changed it to 'this year'

Is that better?

Dave, you hot :licks:

squash
Apr 5th, 2005, 07:55 PM
Well, it looks like Maria will become an American citizen after all. Even though Maria has said," she would not play for any other team other than Russia."

Yuri probably want to become an American citizen as well.

The American team will not want Maria to play for them.

Maybe Maria plans to never play Fed cup, but will take the American citizenship.

You go Girl!!!

iWill
Apr 5th, 2005, 07:57 PM
Maria has been a U.S. resident for 10 years, and has never played Fed Cup.
So I guess if she applies for U.S. citizenship, she can play for the U.S. against Russia in round 2.

im not sure if this is still true but i remember hearing if u lived in the U.S. for a certain amount of time you are automatically considered a citizen so maybe she could play for the U.S. at any time but it would be up to Zena Garrison and BJK if they would want her which I'm sure they would

Volcana
Apr 5th, 2005, 08:27 PM
im not sure if this is still true but i remember hearing if u lived in the U.S. for a certain amount of time you are automatically considered a citizenNot true and never has been.



These issues are covered by the Immigration and Nationality Act (http://www.immigration-usa.com/ina_96.html). The relevant subsection is Title III (http://www.immigration-usa.com/ina_96_title_3.html), CHAPTER 2-NATIONALITY THROUGH NATURALIZATION, Section 312, reproduced here312 REQUIREMENTS AS TO UNDERSTANDING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, HISTORY, PRINCIPLES, ANDFORM OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES

SEC. 312. [8 U.S.C. 1423]

(a) No person except as otherwise provided in this title shall hereafter be naturalized as a citizen of the United States upon his own application who cannot demonstrate-
(1) an understanding of the English language, including an ability to read, write, and speak words in ordinary usage in the English language: Provided, That the requirements of this paragraph relating to ability to read and write shall be met if the applicant can read or write simple words and phrases to the end that a reasonable test of his literacy shall be made and that no extraordinary or unreasonable conditions shall be imposed upon the applicant; and (2) a knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the history, and of the principles and form of government, of the United States.





(b)(1) The requirements of subsection (a) shall not apply to any person who is unable because of physical or developmental disability or mental impairment to comply therewith.



(2) The requirement of subsection (a)(1) shall not apply to any person who, on the date of the filing of the person's application for naturalization as provided in section 334, either- (A) is over fifty years of age and has been living in the United States for periods totaling at least twenty years subsequent to a lawful admission for permanent residence, or

(B) is over fifty-five years of age and has been living in the United States for periods totaling at least fifteen years subsequent to a lawful admission for permanent residence.

(3) The Attorney General, pursuant to regulations, shall provide for special consideration, as determined by the Attorney General, concerning the requirement of subsection (a)(2) with respect to any person who, on the date of the filing of the person's application for naturalization as provided in section 334, is over sixty-five years of age and has been living in the United States for periods totaling at least twenty years subsequent to a lawful admission for permanent residence.Sharapova could certainly BECOME a citizen, one she turns 18, if she so chooses. But no child of foreign nationals born outside the UNited States is conferred automatic citizenship. She can't vote here, and she isn't required to register for selective service. The Immigration and Nationality Act is eternal, but it's there if you want to read the whole thing.

Infiniti2001
Apr 5th, 2005, 08:28 PM
im not sure if this is still true but i remember hearing if u lived in the U.S. for a certain amount of time you are automatically considered a citizen so maybe she could play for the U.S. at any time but it would be up to Zena Garrison and BJK if they would want her which I'm sure they would

One (adults) can only apply for citizenship only after being a legal resident (alien) for 5 years, so ya heard wrong :p

Volcana
Apr 5th, 2005, 08:31 PM
One (adults) can only apply for citizenship only after being a legal resident (alien) for 5 years, so ya heard wrong :pActually, if Yuri had served in the Armed Forces in combat, he could get citizenship quicker than that, and Sharapova would get it as a dependent.

Infiniti2001
Apr 5th, 2005, 08:38 PM
Actually, if Yuri had served in the Armed Forces in combat, he could get citizenship quicker than that, and Sharapova would get it as a dependent.

I know-- right now, unless Yuri or his wife petition for Maria she cannot get it. She will have to wait until she is 18 to do it on her own.