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syd
Apr 29th, 2005, 08:29 AM
In this weeks Espn The Magazine Dan Patrick interviewd Maria. When he said her which male player she should like to play Maria said "There are a few who i would equally want to kick their ass, but first is Roddick, i would love to return that serve of his. I just want to show him that, you know, his serve is not that good after all.
(stolen from MTF "Rducky")

Serena+LenaDrule
Apr 29th, 2005, 09:14 AM
She is so full of herself...............She would get aced a 100 times if they play :devil: :p

switz
Apr 29th, 2005, 09:35 AM
she's only 18

ceiling_fan
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:32 AM
but his serve is the best...

Odd
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:37 AM
In this weeks Espn The Magazine Dan Patrick interviewd Maria. When he said her which male player she should like to play Maria said "There are a few who i would equally want to kick their ass, but first is Roddick, i would love to return that serve of his. I just want to show him that, you know, his serve is not that good after all.
(stolen from MTF "Rducky")

lol. If only masha, if only.

I doubt she was serious though. She probably said it tongue in cheek.:p :p :p

Alenyaa
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:42 AM
Yeah, probably :)

Maria Croft
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:47 AM
OMG that is so funny, I can just imagine Maria trying to get back Roddick's serve lol, she just wants it all !! But I think she was joking about it

VRee_Willario
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:21 PM
So American

Paneru
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:25 PM
So American
:lol: :p

kabuki
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:25 PM
So American

Yeah, cuz only American's talk shit. :lol: :p

xan
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:37 PM
Actually if you watch mixed, women are better returners of serve than a lot of men. They are more used to getting serve back, and expect to do it. And the men in Mixed don't hold back on serve any more - as you can see from the serve meters.

Masha would get a few back, I'm sure.

selesbooz
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:04 PM
but his serve is the best...


According to who :lol: :rolleyes: Yeah i forgot that the's won all those tournments with it this year. You do realize that he doesn't hit 150mph serves everytime right, please tell me to do know that.
Yeah Maria better watch out if she plays a guy she will never see the ball coming over the net and will miss every shot. Man, girl should not play tennis. :lol: what a dumb statement

harloo
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:40 PM
she's only 18

:tape:

harloo
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:42 PM
Wow, this thread has few replies and is so light hearted. Maria is seen as this kid who just makes these mistakes, oh to be innocent and young.:rolleyes:

tenn_ace
Apr 29th, 2005, 02:38 PM
Wow, this thread has few replies and is so light hearted. Maria is seen as this kid who just makes these mistakes, oh to be innocent and young.:rolleyes:

blah-blah-blah

random fan
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:10 PM
Wow, this thread has few replies and is so light hearted. Maria is seen as this kid who just makes these mistakes, oh to be innocent and young.:rolleyes:

yeap she is only 18, my little fluffy-wuffy :kiss: and it is clearly beyond your understanding that it is more of random thing now than an excuse or a compliment :rolleyes:

Serena+LenaDrule
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:27 PM
Talking about kicking some Asses on ATP.........:bs:!She might at best return 2-3 balls but not more.( hope she meant it as a joke coz she is no match for anyone on the ATP or even the DELTA Tour! None of those guys wanna lose to a woman......especially an 18yr old :p ) Serena embarased herself a few years ago by making the same comments :tape: ;)

random fan
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:30 PM
Lol I like your avatar :)

Darop.
Apr 29th, 2005, 04:43 PM
:spit:

Julia1968
Apr 29th, 2005, 04:45 PM
I would like to see a link to the article, to judge for myself.

I won't believe it, until I see it.

Doc
Apr 29th, 2005, 04:46 PM
Talking about kicking some Asses on ATP.........:bs:!She might at best return 2-3 balls but not more.( hope she meant it as a joke coz she is no match for anyone on the ATP or even the DELTA Tour! None of those guys wanna lose to a woman......especially an 18yr old :p ) Serena embarased herself a few years ago by making the same comments :tape: ;)

Until some men dare to take the challenge, we shall not know.

tennisrox
Apr 29th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Actually Serena did take the challenge a few years ago.She played some 200th ranked guy,and lost 6-2 6-1 :p .I read about it on BBC's website.Its not so much the power,its just that men are much quicker,and many shots that would be winners in the womens game,are not in the mens game.And even Serena's serve is nothing in front of an ATP player.Thats what the guy who played serena said anyway(i forgot his name).As for thinking she can return Andy's serve,Maria would get her ass kicked! :pI'd love to see her try. :rolleyes:
But its not fair to compare.Men a built one way,and women another.Anyway, i find womens tennis far more entertaining.It's played with a lot more passion than a majority of the matches in the mens game.And there are a lot more interesting characters in womens tennis than in mens.I mean, i couldn't care less about half the top 10 even,in the mens game.They just don't have much personality nowadays.

CanadianBoy21
Apr 29th, 2005, 05:00 PM
Serena and Venus played when they just hit the pro tour, she was 16, ;)

But it's true,m men are different level, that is why they don't play on the same tour.

Meesh
Apr 29th, 2005, 05:14 PM
I would like to see a link to the article, to judge for myself.

I won't believe it, until I see it.

I'll try to scan it. It's in the back of this months ESPN the Magazine. I don't think this section is online. Dan Patrick asks a series of questions. the section is called outtakes... it's never about the sports.. he asks her if she ate off the silver tray from Wimby, what's her fave movie, what's her fave tv show that she would want to be on etc...

One set of questions was this:

DP: Better tennis outfits, your or Serena?
MS: Me, come on! Mine are more classy and more elegant.
DP: Outfit that Serena has worn that you just couldn't see yourself in?
MS: All of them.

btw - don't shoot the messenger.

I'll try to hook up my scanner tonight. I had it replaced after the hurricanes and never hooked it back up. :lol:

10nisfanofruz
Apr 29th, 2005, 05:21 PM
As for thinking she can return Andy's serve,Maria would get her ass kicked! :pI'd love to see her try. :rolleyes:

Unless Andy is not himself, Maria might has a shot. :lol:

i find womens tennis far more entertaining.It's played with a lot more passion than a majority of the matches in the mens game.And there are a lot more interesting characters in womens tennis than in mens. .

I totally agree with you. ;)

jacobruiz
Apr 29th, 2005, 10:19 PM
As her fans know, whether she wins or loses or whenever; Maria is ALWAYS light-hearted and joking in her interviews. Some people just have no sense of humor.:shrug:

Brooks.
Apr 29th, 2005, 10:32 PM
I'll try to scan it. It's in the back of this months ESPN the Magazine. I don't think this section is online. Dan Patrick asks a series of questions. the section is called outtakes... it's never about the sports.. he asks her if she ate off the silver tray from Wimby, what's her fave movie, what's her fave tv show that she would want to be on etc...

One set of questions was this:

DP: Better tennis outfits, your or Serena?
MS: Me, come on! Mine are more classy and more elegant.
DP: Outfit that Serena has worn that you just couldn't see yourself in?
MS: All of them.

btw - don't shoot the messenger.

I'll try to hook up my scanner tonight. I had it replaced after the hurricanes and never hooked it back up. :lol:

:eek: if she really said this then she has problems.........that is one of the most rude things i have ever read another player say about the other........no more excuses........this girl is a little spoiled brat

waratahsrock
Apr 29th, 2005, 10:37 PM
:eek: if she really said this then she has problems.........that is one of the most rude things i have ever read another player say about the other........no more excuses........this girl is a little spoiled brat

riiiiiiiiite... :rolleyes:

Brooks.
Apr 29th, 2005, 10:41 PM
riiiiiiiiite... :rolleyes:

you dont see any problems with what she said at all...........then you have problems as well........i mean common sense tells you how freaking rude it is to say shit like that :rolleyes:

skanky~skanketta
Apr 29th, 2005, 10:44 PM
I'll try to scan it. It's in the back of this months ESPN the Magazine. I don't think this section is online. Dan Patrick asks a series of questions. the section is called outtakes... it's never about the sports.. he asks her if she ate off the silver tray from Wimby, what's her fave movie, what's her fave tv show that she would want to be on etc...

One set of questions was this:

DP: Better tennis outfits, your or Serena?
MS: Me, come on! Mine are more classy and more elegant.
DP: Outfit that Serena has worn that you just couldn't see yourself in?
MS: All of them.

btw - don't shoot the messenger.

I'll try to hook up my scanner tonight. I had it replaced after the hurricanes and never hooked it back up. :lol:

classy and elegant? more like unoriginal and redundant.

daffodil
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:00 PM
She likes to talk...

If she gets aced by Davenport and Serena 20 times over, she'll definitely get aced by Roddick ALL THE TIME.

serenafan08
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:13 PM
Hey - I just posted the article in a new thread! It's the Dan Patrick Serves 'Em Up for Maria Sharapova thread - check it out.

SJW
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:33 PM
she's only 18

:)

FarinaLover
Apr 30th, 2005, 12:14 AM
Maybe she will return a serve if roddick wil serve with two hands otherwise. It will be the quickiest match in history of tennis

PaulieM
Apr 30th, 2005, 01:09 AM
she could have tried to be slightly less obnoxious with her answers, there's no need to insult other people :shrug:

K-Dog
Apr 30th, 2005, 01:50 AM
I think that Maria was only kidding people. I don't think that she could stand a chance against any male on the circuit. If she loses to Kim and Lindsay, than any male pro or even college player could beat her. Male players have better serves, speed, and overall technique than women do. They can keep hard hitting rallies going on longer, and their average groundstroke speed is about that of a female's winning shot. Roddick has seen men serve harder 2nd serves than Maria's first serve. There aren't any males that won drop much more than 2 games against a top female player. Not even Venus or Serena in their prime could deal with a man's game!! (not trying to be offensive, but I have played with girls that are supposedly good in their high school competition, and they are nothing to me and I'm only 3rd singles varsity).

kiwifan
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:52 AM
I have no problems with Maria talking shit.

But it is funny that young Maria is "light hearted" while young Serena was "arrogant".

One more example of how full of shit many posters in GM really are. :)

azza
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:15 AM
Wayne Arthurs has the best serve! u neva see wayne losing 6-1 6-0 sets :D

deja_entendu
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:26 AM
Goran said the best ever returner of his serve wasn't Aggassi or Hewwitt... but Martina Hingis.

:aparty:

I'm sure Maria could return plenty of Andy's serves, with force, it's not like all of his serves are hit perfectly. Women aren't poor helpless creatures in mixed doubles, after all.

Marcus1979
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:32 AM
I seriously hope she was joking as if she was being serious

this is arrogance on a titanic scale :)

Prizeidiot
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:20 AM
Well, I'm not even sure if Andy would have to hit bombs if he were to play Maria. His kickers would probably be harder for a woman to return, as they never have to face anyone with that much topspin.

But yeah, any woman challenging an atp level player is a joke. She probably wasn't serious, otherwise that is beyond arrogant. She got bagelled not too long ago by Davenport. Against Andy, she might struggle to win a point. If I had it my way, they would play a match on grass, and Andy would body serve 220km+ serves all day :p

Also, even if it's tongue in cheek, those are some really inappropriate comments about Serena.

xan
Apr 30th, 2005, 11:03 AM
I think that Maria was only kidding people.

Of course she was. It was a lighthearted interview. If you read the article, you'll see she was ASKED which male player she'd like to play.

I don't think that she could stand a chance against any male on the circuit. If she loses to Kim and Lindsay, than any male pro or even college player could beat her. Male players have better serves, speed, and overall technique than women do. They can keep hard hitting rallies going on longer, and their average groundstroke speed is about that of a female's winning shot. Roddick has seen men serve harder 2nd serves than Maria's first serve. There aren't any males that won drop much more than 2 games against a top female player. Not even Venus or Serena in their prime could deal with a man's game!! (not trying to be offensive, but I have played with girls that are supposedly good in their high school competition, and they are nothing to me and I'm only 3rd singles varsity).

This is nonsense though. I don't know why some posters on this board think Male players are super-beings (just cause they've got an extra piece of equipment!). This is not borne out in mixed doubles rallies, Women generally return more, rally more, and hit very close to the lines.

Of course Top 100 male players are going to win easily 98% of the time. But I know that Patty Schnyder, at least, has stayed with and beaten lower-ranked male players at exhibitions. In my experience, it's the male players who tend to be reluctant to come forward. Of course they have too much to lose.

Doc
Apr 30th, 2005, 12:05 PM
Goran said the best ever returner of his serve wasn't Aggassi or Hewwitt... but Martina Hingis.

:aparty:

I'm sure Maria could return plenty of Andy's serves, with force, it's not like all of his serves are hit perfectly. Women aren't poor helpless creatures in mixed doubles, after all.

Exactly. There are some very Stone Age attitudes around here.

moby
Apr 30th, 2005, 12:13 PM
Goran said the best ever returner of his serve wasn't Aggassi or Hewwitt... but Martina Hingis.

On that note, Rusedski, another great server, complimented Martina's return of serve and said (paraphrased) "If she'll teach me how to return, I can teach her how to serve" ;)

AlwaysGraf
Apr 30th, 2005, 12:27 PM
Dear God people lighten up! I doubt she sai those things with any malice. But still, Maria does dress better than Serena. I think Venus is very well dressed too!
That catr suit was just hideous! And it's not an excuse for being different and changing the way ladies dress in tennis today- No, it's just hideous!

Szymanowski
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:23 PM
She is so full of herself...............She would get aced a 100 times if they play :devil: :p
Probably you're right, after all, the best male players are aced many times in his matches. But what she said was that she would love to return that serve of his. She never said she would be able to, therefore I don't think she was actually being cocky;)

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:33 PM
I'll try to scan it. It's in the back of this months ESPN the Magazine. I don't think this section is online. Dan Patrick asks a series of questions. the section is called outtakes... it's never about the sports.. he asks her if she ate off the silver tray from Wimby, what's her fave movie, what's her fave tv show that she would want to be on etc...

One set of questions was this:

DP: Better tennis outfits, your or Serena?
MS: Me, come on! Mine are more classy and more elegant.
DP: Outfit that Serena has worn that you just couldn't see yourself in?
MS: All of them.

btw - don't shoot the messenger.

I'll try to hook up my scanner tonight. I had it replaced after the hurricanes and never hooked it back up. :lol:

How rude. It's funny a lot of players (especially the Russians) talk shit about Serena and she says NOTHING negative about any of them. A lot of them really need a reality check.

bandabou
Apr 30th, 2005, 03:12 PM
yeah...seems the russians all have something against serena...

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 30th, 2005, 03:17 PM
yeah...seems the russians all have something against serena...

I honestly think so. Dementieva, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Myskina have all said stupid crap about Serena. But she hasn't taken any direct swipes at any of them. I guess she really doesn't have time for all that, the girl has a LIFE.

Serena+LenaDrule
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:22 PM
I honestly think so. Dementieva, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Myskina have all said stupid crap about Serena. But she hasn't taken any direct swipes at any of them. I guess she really doesn't have time for all that, the girl has a LIFE.
They are jealous of her I think :p
By the way what did Nastya say about Rena?

switz
May 1st, 2005, 07:25 AM
Wow, this thread has few replies and is so light hearted. Maria is seen as this kid who just makes these mistakes, oh to be innocent and young.:rolleyes:

i was being sarcastic btw

bandabou
May 1st, 2005, 11:46 AM
All she does, is just keep beating them up...