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Henrik
Jul 10th, 2005, 09:45 PM
I saw all the time on sites that her height is 6' but i knew it cant be possible and that she is taller but i thought she is 6'1.Now i know she cant be 6'1 too. I saw her on the Roland Garros and i shook her hand and i was amazed by her height.I am 5'8 and she towerd over me in more than a head,i thought she had high heels but she had sport shoes.I felt like a dwarf next to her,i was so tiny.I asked her for her height and she said 6'3,but i think she is taller.Do you think she is still growing?

Josh B.
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:57 PM
Hey Henrik! Welcome1

yer, she is still growing mate! , i dont think she will get much taller to be noticed!

Dan23
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:47 PM
Maria said she was 6'3?
I wouldnt have thought she was that tall..

xan
Jul 11th, 2005, 02:20 AM
She is officially 183 cm. Which is just over six feet. Maybe she's really six feet one inch now, but I doubt six three. That would make her taller than Lindsay and Elena Bovina, who are six feet two

Alize's#1fan
Jul 11th, 2005, 04:03 AM
She might get a little taller but not much.

Atrixo
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:27 AM
I can totally believe that Maria is actually 6'3" tall. There's no way in hell that she's still 6'0" tall, as is officially listed. Lindsay and Venus, are actually "taller" than their listed heights. And I wouldn't be surprised if other players like, Alicia, Elena D., Elena B., and many others, are "underlisted" as well.

It's funny, but there's a double standard --- with regards to height --- that's applied to "tall" women, not only in sports, but in the modelling world, entertainment, etc... There's a disturbing tendency for agencies, management, etc... purposely underlisting the heights of these women. It's like they "think" that, if the world knows the real height of these "amazons", somehow they wouldn't be as marketable, desirable, or "feminine" enough. It's like it's OK to be "somewhat" tall; but God forbid if you're "really" tall (over 6'0"). :rolleyes:

Dan23
Jul 11th, 2005, 07:42 AM
Theres no doubt Masha is taller than her listed 183cm...6'3 is 190.5cm...thats huge
..but if shes says so ;)

its believable when you see pics like this:

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/7224/u329vh.jpg

but not so much here:

http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/6369/hurricane018ga.jpg

..though she towers over lil Maria K who is listed as 173cm :D
How many times have we taked about this now :lol:

Princess Sarah.
Jul 11th, 2005, 07:54 AM
yah she's not 183
coz i'm a bit taller than maria k and i have a friend who is 183 and she's not that much taller than me

Maria Croft
Jul 11th, 2005, 08:41 AM
does it even matter how tall she is :confused:

Dan23
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:13 AM
does it even matter how tall she is :confused:
not really ;)
..but it gets annoying seeing the stats shown all the time with Maria's height listed as 6'0 (1.83m) when everyone knows thats 2 yrs old and would like to know her real height ;)

sharapovarulz1
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:04 AM
I reckon she is 6'3 but shes gonna keep gettin taller because she is only 18! im 18 n im still growing!

@m@nd@
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:16 AM
yup shes definetely still gunna get taller

Henrik
Jul 13th, 2005, 09:58 PM
If now she is 6'3 and she is gonna get taller how tall do you think she eventually be?

sharapovarulz1
Jul 13th, 2005, 11:24 PM
bout 6'4 or 6'5 when she does eventually stop growing which to me is to fricken tall!

Maria Croft
Jul 14th, 2005, 10:46 AM
Let's see. it was mentioned in another topic that Roddick is 6'2 and Maria's heels make her how much taller you think ?? because she was a little taller then Roddick in that picture, so without the heels she is what ?! 6'1 or 6'2 ??

Dan23
Jul 14th, 2005, 01:19 PM
yup 6'1.....6'2 max I think ;)

but I still find it funny that Maria said she was 6'3 :lol:

sharapovarulz1
Jul 14th, 2005, 07:37 PM
shes a lier!!!!! nooooooooooooooo! lol only messin!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Jul 15th, 2005, 07:08 AM
Theres no doubt Masha is taller than her listed 183cm...6'3 is 190.5cm...thats huge
..but if shes says so ;)

its believable when you see pics like this:

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/7224/u329vh.jpg

but not so much here:

http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/6369/hurricane018ga.jpg

..though she towers over lil Maria K who is listed as 173cm :D
How many times have we taked about this now :lol:

that was like 6 months ago for the doubles match for the hurricane thingy... but remember Courier and Vaidisova are supposed to be very tall...

Andy.
Jul 15th, 2005, 09:05 AM
I dont think she is 6 foot i think she might be 6"1 or so John Newcome thinks.

Josh B.
Jul 15th, 2005, 09:52 AM
please! NO MORE :p

~lollipop_girl~
Jul 18th, 2005, 01:11 PM
Ok this isn't about Maria's height but to you guys that are 18 and still growing, boy i wish i could be like you :mad: ! I'm 16 and haven't grown for like 3 years and won't grow any taller and i'm only 5' :sad: . Geez can you image Maria standing next to me!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Henrik
Jul 18th, 2005, 09:19 PM
If im 5'8 and i looked like a dwarf next to her,she was more than a head taller than me,you at 5' will be shorter than her shoulders.You saw how short was Michael Vartan next to her.She told me she is 6'3 and i belive her because she is huge.Only if you will stand next to her you will see how huge she is

sharapovarulz1
Jul 18th, 2005, 09:41 PM
i thought this thread had stopped becuz we have marias stats now?

thegalaxy
Jul 26th, 2005, 03:37 AM
http://www.**************/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=GLS====128126&c4nvi=3&str=21430&styp=clbi&nbc1=1

I can confirm Ronaldo being a fraction taller than 6 foot
So can anyone estimate her height from those pics in that link?

And Henrik, she really told you she was 6-3??
How was her tone? Jovial or serious?
Because Maria can be sarcastic :D

thegalaxy
Jul 26th, 2005, 03:39 AM
The problem with those pix is, we dont know whether or not high heels are involved...

sharapovarulz1
Jul 26th, 2005, 12:20 PM
in wot pics?

thegalaxy
Jul 26th, 2005, 12:47 PM
This link:
http://www.**************/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=GLS====128126&c4nvi=3&str=21430&styp=clbi&nbc1=1

Andy Mac
Jul 26th, 2005, 02:19 PM
wow:rolleyes: this is just sad......WHO CARES? we kno at least shes over 6 foot....so tahts all we need to kno....does it truly matter if we know her height down to the last inch?

Maria Croft
Jul 26th, 2005, 06:36 PM
wow:rolleyes: this is just sad......WHO CARES? we kno at least shes over 6 foot....so tahts all we need to kno....does it truly matter if we know her height down to the last inch?

yeah Indeed, it doesn't matter, we know she is tall, isn't that enough :p

the cat
Jul 26th, 2005, 07:04 PM
Masha is 6'1 and a quarter inch tall and she weighs 146 and a half pounds. :) ;)

sharapovarulz1
Jul 26th, 2005, 09:44 PM
cheers the cat!

Dan23
Jul 26th, 2005, 11:56 PM
Masha is 6'1 and a quarter inch tall and she weighs 146 and a half pounds. :) ;)
Where'd you find that info Scott? :D
Sounds about right to me...

Andy Mac
Jul 27th, 2005, 03:27 PM
alright now that scott has gracefully blessed us with her height and hell even her weight...can this thread die!

the cat
Jul 28th, 2005, 12:04 AM
Thanks guys. :) ;) I'm just guessing Masha's height and weight. I bet I'm close to being right about her height and weight. One thing is for sure Maria is taller and heavier than she is listed at. I hope Masha can fill out at about 160 pounds in a few years. At over 6'1" tall and 160 pounds she would really be a strong and durable power player then. :tennis: :smash:

Good point Nelson. Very true.

Dan23
Jul 28th, 2005, 12:26 AM
Haha yes very nice guess...I thought the half pound was unusual ;)

Maria Croft
Jul 28th, 2005, 09:02 AM
Thanks guys. :) ;) I'm just guessing Masha's height and weight. I bet I'm close to being right about her height and weight. One thing is for sure Maria is taller and heavier than she is listed at. I hope Masha can fill out at about 160 pounds in a few years. At over 6'1" tall and 160 pounds she would really be a strong and durable power player then. :tennis: :smash:

Good point Nelson. Very true.


some people just don't know sarcasm even when it hits them in the face :lol:

no offence to everyone ;)

Henrik
Jul 30th, 2005, 10:48 PM
She told me she is 6'3. This guy is 5'9 tall. She cant be just 6'1,she is huge

Henrik
Jul 30th, 2005, 10:48 PM
She told me she is 6'3. This guy is 5'9 tall. She cant be just 6'1,she is huge http://img301.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img301&image=mariasharapovaespyawards101eg.jpg

Club_Fed
Jul 31st, 2005, 05:15 AM
That guy is not 5 foot 9 inches tall, NO WAY. I don't care what he lists his height at, I have seen him on tv and in movies and and he is mad small.

HOWEVER, I have to believe Maria is a GOOD SIX FEET TWO INCHES TALL.

I wish there was a way we could all try to guess her actual height, and then whoever comes closest, wins a prize, :bounce:

thegalaxy
Jul 31st, 2005, 11:00 AM
There is something called 'high heels' she was wearing at the awards...

thegalaxy
Jul 31st, 2005, 11:11 AM
Henrik,
I think Maria was just being sarcastic to you about her height
I reckon a lot ppl ask about her height so she wont be serious when answering it

If Maria is 6-3, she would be the tallest player in WTA Tour...

Atrixo
Jul 31st, 2005, 05:05 PM
Henrik,
I think Maria was just being sarcastic to you about her height
I reckon a lot ppl ask about her height so she wont be serious when answering it

If Maria is 6-3, she would be the tallest player in WTA Tour...


No she wouldn't be the tallest player on the WTA Tour, at 6'3". Ever think that, Lindsay, Elena B or Venus, might actually be TALLER than their listed heights, also?

Underlisting of a player's height by their management, the tour, or whatever... is actually quite common for "marketing" reasons. To them, the players can't be seen as being "too tall", because it'll seem unfeminine and less marketable. :rolleyes:

How stupid do they think we are? Once a fan sees a tall player up close in person; do they really think we won't notice the difference between their "numbers", and our own eyes? :rolleyes:

morningglory
Aug 1st, 2005, 01:14 AM
Underlisting of a player's height by their management, the tour, or whatever... is actually quite common for "marketing" reasons. To them, the players can't be seen as being "too tall", because it'll seem unfeminine and less marketable
Really? Hmmm... what about their weight then? Think they've 'slimmed down' any of the girls too? However on wtatour our Maria weighs 59 kg... not bad for a tall slim girl

Henrik
Aug 2nd, 2005, 09:34 PM
The guy is 5'9 but he doesnt looks like that because he stand next to Maria.Im 5'8 and she make me look like a dwarf.Look how big she is next to everybody

Josh B.
Aug 2nd, 2005, 11:00 PM
Will This Thread Please Die!!!

Atrixo
Aug 2nd, 2005, 11:03 PM
Will This Thread Please Die!!!

Never! :devil:

Maria Croft
Aug 3rd, 2005, 08:36 AM
Will This Thread Please Die!!!


I was already thinking the same thing :p

Josh B.
Aug 3rd, 2005, 09:30 AM
Never! :devil:

Then i shall slay you into quarters

*sheethaa*

Josh B.
Aug 3rd, 2005, 09:32 AM
illstart another convo

IS MARIA GETTING SMALLER???

Jut a question, cos im sure shes shrinking of something, i mean, cmon, she looks tiny on telly and big on papers

:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p

BaRaDang22
Aug 4th, 2005, 02:52 PM
I think she is getting taller because she said she is 6'3". Just look at her stand at the net, she's so tall!!! I wish I was that tall. It could be a problem though, her height may be affecting her back. She had to witchdrew from San Diego because of a lower back problem.

Dan23
Aug 9th, 2005, 02:31 PM
finally an answer :lol:
in an interview in LA Maria said shes 6'2 and still growing...that is very tall ;)

Blonde_Ambition7
Aug 9th, 2005, 04:31 PM
do you have a link to the interview?

thegalaxy
Aug 9th, 2005, 04:47 PM
Here's the link: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-tencol9aug09,1,1110662.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

Well this article didnt mention that she's still growing
Hope someone can find the full interview script

But this one is enough to make some ppl here happy to the MAX!
God bless whoever asked her that question during the interview.... ;)

Club_Fed
Aug 9th, 2005, 08:02 PM
A-HAAAA!!! I guessed it EXACTLY!!!!! WHERE IS MY PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!

Henrik
Aug 9th, 2005, 09:38 PM
I said on the begining she said she is 6'3,but 6'2 is also too tall.Im just wondering,does anybody know how tall she is on hih heels? Why she needs to wear high heels?

Atrixo
Aug 10th, 2005, 02:24 AM
I said on the begining she said she is 6'3,but 6'2 is also too tall.Im just wondering,does anybody know how tall she is on hih heels? Why she needs to wear high heels?

At 6'2" tall --- and assuming she wears 3 inch heels --- she'd be a whopping 6'5" :eek:

Why wear heels? Cause you can never be tall enough! ;)

thegalaxy
Aug 10th, 2005, 07:28 AM
So who here is a human growth specialist?
Do you think she will still grow taller......?

Portobello
Aug 10th, 2005, 08:47 AM
totally I've known the gals mostly stop growing when they're 18-19
for the guy,it's extent to 20-21
so I think she'll stop growing soon ;)
BTW for now on she's taller than me,don't mind tho :lol: :lol:

xan
Aug 10th, 2005, 09:50 AM
Of course the fact she's grown another inch this year is a good reason why she hasn't grown a lot stronger, and some people have been on about her being too thin. It's hard to "fill out" while you're growing upward.

Masha also said she was in pain at the AO.

Anyway, few girls grow any taller once they get to 18.

Andy.
Aug 10th, 2005, 10:58 AM
Well at least we know the answer that she is 6"2

ZeroSOFInfinity
Aug 21st, 2005, 11:04 AM
I read that article before...and I can believe that she's 6ft 3 right now.

Hope though she stops at 6ft 4-5... more than that, and I guess it would be hard to find a guy, especially when she wears heals :p

(Note: I support Maria too... even though my favourite is Justine ;) )

Griffindor
Aug 23rd, 2005, 09:17 AM
Funnily enough, there’s an article in the Express today (English newspaper) regarding how she is still growing. She reckons that she is 2 inchs taller than when she won Wimbledon last year. Some sports physio type expert said that it’s not unusual for sports men and women to continue to have growth spurts at a later age than everyone else and this is due to all the work they have put in at a young age. He reckons she could continue growing until she is 21!

Also, prior to Wimbledon this year, there was an article where she says that she is hitting the gym to ‘fill out’. She certainly looks bigger in the shoulders and arms etc compared to last year.

I wouldn’t be surprised that a the end of the day, she’ll be about 6’5”. I get the impression that her tennis is so important that she be willing to put the time in in the gym and I can imagine her filling out quite a bit. I was 6’1” at 17 / 18 and like a stick and I think she is broader than me and bigger in the arms than I was back then. However, I filled out in my early twenties and look a lot different.

I reckon she’s about 145 – 150lbs at the moment but will probably be about 165 – 170lbs in the end (and this would be muscle)!

All in all, I think she will end up quite Amazon like!

@m@nd@
Aug 23rd, 2005, 01:45 PM
maria is 6'1 1/2
she said it on the nbc today show, just saw it :p

Sweep
Aug 23rd, 2005, 05:26 PM
Same height as me, if not a little taller.

clementine
Aug 23rd, 2005, 07:19 PM
Maria says she's 6'3" now. :lol: Here' s a link to her appearance on the Today Show this morning. :)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9051248/

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Aug 23rd, 2005, 10:25 PM
Die thread!

DrChemicalX
Aug 24th, 2005, 06:22 AM
haha, i think she is 6'2 .. not 6'3 ! I myself am 6'3, so maria with heels is taller than me!

Henrik
Aug 26th, 2005, 05:40 PM
She always changed her answer about how tall she is.Once she said 6'1 and than 6'2 and more.But i stood next to her and she 6'3 for sure.If im 5'8 and she was a head taller than me she is 6'3 without heels

thegalaxy
Sep 4th, 2005, 11:11 AM
Such an amazing player isnt she?
And she still has a lot of room for improvement in her game

They say women's tennis is wide open, i wonder for how long
Because Maria could dominate for a few years like Roger does.....

Atrixo
Sep 5th, 2005, 05:55 PM
She always changed her answer about how tall she is.Once she said 6'1 and than 6'2 and more.But i stood next to her and she 6'3 for sure.If im 5'8 and she was a head taller than me she is 6'3 without heels

Even Bill Macatee of CBS said yesterday, that when he was at Wimbledon last year and saw Maria up close, there was no way in hell she was only 6'0" tall back then. He thought she was noticeably taller than that; and with Maria recently saying, that she had grown a couple of inches more since then, well... he doesn't believe she's only 6'2" now. ;)

It must suck for Maria, to have to lie about her height, and say that she's shorter than she is. :sad:

Further evidence:

Before Maria went out on court for her match, Tracy Wolfson interviewed her very quickly (as she did Sania Mirza as well). With Sania (who's 5'7" to 5'8"), Tracy was level with her in height. But standing next to Maria, she was staring into Maria's chest. The height difference was jaw-dropping. :eek:

Henrik
Oct 15th, 2005, 11:31 PM
When i stood next to her i stared at her shoulders and Tracy is about my height and she stared at her cheast so that makes Maria taler than 6'3.Atrixo do you know where i can see this interview?

DrChemicalX
Oct 17th, 2005, 11:35 AM
When i stood next to her i stared at her shoulders and Tracy is about my height and she stared at her cheast so that makes Maria taler than 6'3.Atrixo do you know where i can see this interview?

God no... I am 6'3 and a 1/2.. and at the AO this year, maria was a small amount shorter than me.... But i seriously dont think maria is taller than 6'3 .. i believe she is about 187cm... However, take a look at this photo of maria next to Max Mirnyi, he is 6'5...

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2535/182849375fspgewfs5fr.jpg

Optical illusion? Maria doesnt look much shorter than max here... however, i suppose 3 inches isnt much of a noticable difference...

Sharapower
Oct 17th, 2005, 11:46 AM
God no... I am 6'3 and a 1/2.. and at the AO this year, maria was a small amount shorter than me.... But i seriously dont think maria is taller than 6'3 .. i believe she is about 187cm... However, take a look at this photo of maria next to Max Mirnyi, he is 6'5...

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2535/182849375fspgewfs5fr.jpg

Optical illusion? Maria doesnt look much shorter than max here... however, i suppose 3 inches isnt much of a noticable difference...

I wish they play mixed doubles together again in the future :hearts: !!

Except that on that time, Maria probably entered the mixed doubles because she was out of the tournament very early ...

A*THE pain W*Y*N
Oct 25th, 2005, 06:20 PM
mighty max

he likes sax

beast of bellE

a RUS! :angel:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Oct 30th, 2005, 02:09 AM
Hmm... I wonder that the Chernobyl incident could have contributed to her towering height? The fallout could have altered her hormones or DNA structure.

Just a passing tought... :)

thegalaxy
Oct 30th, 2005, 01:13 PM
I think commenting on Maria's movement on the court is very unfair
She actually moves pretty well for someone so tall and still growing
She still managed to appear in three grand slam semis this yr
Thats not a bad achievement...

bellascarlett
Oct 30th, 2005, 02:35 PM
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2535/182849375fspgewfs5fr.jpg

when was this? :)

Dan23
Oct 30th, 2005, 11:31 PM
when was this? :)
US Open 2004 :hatoff:

thegalaxy
Nov 5th, 2005, 03:27 PM
She could meet Lindsay in the YEC, last chance for all height-sceptics
So put on your specs next week....

Henrik
Nov 7th, 2005, 10:39 PM
She said she is still growing http://www.mariaworld.net/int9905.htm