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~SunFlower~
Apr 18th, 2005, 12:01 AM
If Maria completes all 4 grand slams in her career, what is your ultimate goal for her before she retires?

As for me, it would have to be 10 Wimbledon titles to beat Martina N. :D It's more realistic for her to reach the goal.

It would be harder for her to beat Graf's prize money and 377 weeks being No.1.

Dan23
Apr 18th, 2005, 12:10 AM
Hi Sharky :yeah:

Id like to see Maria win all 4 GS's at sometime in her career, especially the Australian...:D
It would be nice for her to win multiple Wimbledon and Australian titles :cool:
..but the best thing would be for her to win enough titles and stay at #1 for long enough for her to be remembered as one of the great players :)

~SunFlower~
Apr 18th, 2005, 12:22 AM
Hi Sharky :yeah:

Id like to see Maria win all 4 GS's at sometime in her career, especially the Australian...:D
It would be nice for her to win multiple Wimbledon and Australian titles :cool:
..but the best thing would be for her to win enough titles and stay at #1 for long enough for her to be remembered as one of the great players :)

Hi Dan,

I understand but I would like to hear your ultimate goal for our Sharapova! You did not answer to my question. :sad: It's about beating the best record in history.

Maria Croft
Apr 18th, 2005, 12:25 AM
my ultimate goal is that she becomes the number one and wins grand slams and most importent stays healthy !!

~SunFlower~
Apr 18th, 2005, 12:31 AM
my ultimate goal is that she becomes the number one and wins grand slams and most importent stays healthy !!

Thanks but it doesn't answer to my question. My question is... if she holds at least one for each grand slam, what is your ultimate goal for her in order for her to beat the best record in history?

Dan23
Apr 18th, 2005, 01:00 AM
Hi Dan,

I understand but I would like to hear your ultimate goal for our Sharapova! You did not answer to my question. :sad: It's about beating the best record in history.
:D
Well my ultimate goal would be for Maria to be the best of all time...win more GS titles than anyone else...though it would be hard for her to acheive that with the level of tennis these days...I think winning more than 10 Wimbledon titles would be good..
also winning a record number of Australian Open titles :D
im not sure what the record is but I think it would be around 6 :cool:

Andy.
Apr 18th, 2005, 09:11 AM
To be number one and a hugly dominent player for many years and to win a career slam and to have 10 slams or more in her career. And to go down as one of the all time legends.

andrewbroad
Apr 19th, 2005, 12:13 AM
To go through a whole year unbeaten, winning all four Grand Slams plus Olympic Gold, the WTA Tour Championships, Miami, Indian Wells, the other 12 tournaments in which she competes, and lead Russia to Fed Cup victory alongside Vera Zvonareva and Maria Kirilenko.

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Dan23
Apr 19th, 2005, 12:30 AM
To go through a whole year unbeaten, winning all four Grand Slams plus Olympic Gold, the WTA Tour Championships, Miami, Indian Wells, the other 12 tournaments in which she competes, and lead Russia to Fed Cup victory alongside Vera Zvonareva and Maria Kirilenko.
Add winning the Hopman Cup for Russia, here in Perth, and that sounds perfect to me :D :yeah: :cool:

Andy Mac
Apr 19th, 2005, 08:27 PM
im with andrews one too!

the cat
Apr 24th, 2005, 08:41 PM
To win the career grand slam. :D None of my all time favorites such as Stefan Edberg, Hana Mandlikova and Martina Hingos won the career grand slam. All 3 came up just 1 grand slam singles title short of winning a career grand slam. I think Masha at the age of 18 has a realistic chance to win a career grand slam. But I will be happy as long as Masha is healthy so she can give everything she has to her tennis career and fulfilling her vast tennis potential. :)

lakan kildap
Apr 25th, 2005, 10:27 AM
Well, you have several "best records" to pick. The great Maureen Connolly was 9-0 in the Grand Slams, meaning in all 9 GS tournaments she joined, she ended up being the champion. Of course, she also holds the distinction of being the 2nd player in history, and the 1st woman, to win THE Grand Slam, i.e. the calendar Grand Slam, when she won it in 1953. That year, Connolly also won something like 23 titles. Some players finish their careers without even winning that many, and Connolly took all of one year. Sadly, she met an accident that cut her career way, way short. And her life, too.

Margaret Smith Court captured the Australian Open 11 times, for the most captures of a GS tournament title. Even if Maria wins Wimbledon 10 times to beat Martina Navratilova's record, some would say she still didn't go far enough by winning it 12 times! Margaret Smith Court also holds the record for GS titles, with 24.

I think in terms of prize money and tournaments won, matches won, Martina Navratilova remains the standard. In winning percentage, it's Chris Evert.

For me, my only goal for Maria is that when she passes by, many, many years from now, people will still say "there goes Maria Sharapova, the one true queen of tennis, the greatest that ever played the game." (Yeah, for those who watch movies, I took that from "The Natural", starring Robert Redford.)

Numbers and statistics are easy. Greatness is hard. Of course, having both numbers and greatness on your side is really, really cool.