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spiceboy
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:56 PM
Maria Sharapova In Her Own Words
By Alix Ramsay

Sometimes, when I’m sitting at home, I look back at what I was doing two years ago. It just feels amazing, it really does. When I sit down at the end of the day and go through a magazine with me in it, and I’m with my friends and family, people who have been with me through everything, it’s like: we’re still doing the same thing. We’re still together and we are still doing the things that we were two years ago but so much has happened.

I always laugh with my friend because everything has happened so fast. A year ago we would go shopping and we would be like ‘oh, my God, I want that, I want that, I want that for my birthday’ but now, when we go shopping, I’m like: ‘I want that and I’m going to buy that now.’ And my friend is like: ‘damn.’ Now she doesn’t even know what to get me for my birthday. She’s like: ‘you have everything now.’ I’m like: ‘well, you know...’

Shoes are my biggest weakness. I’ve got so many pairs. I’ve got like 30 really, really nice pairs probably. Really nice, designer shoes. You see, I figure that my foot is not going to grow anymore so if I go bankrupt, I still have my shoes. We are buying a new house and I’m going to have like a nice walk-in closet where I can actually store my shoes. I need to see them. I have to look at them to get the feeling of creativity. I can’t just put them in a box.

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goldenlox
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:58 PM
I always laugh with my friend because everything has happened so fast.
That's true. 15 months ago she was an unknown 16 year old.

aheee!!
Jul 11th, 2005, 06:02 PM
Well, she certainly still talks like a teenager. Obviously nobody expected her to win a slam so quickly, but i don't think she was an "unknown." Certainly people in tennis circles were watchng her and knew she would be a big success. But it certainly came faster than expected. I didn't expect this media blitz certainly.

goldenlox
Jul 11th, 2005, 06:04 PM
Well, she was unknown to me.

tenn_ace
Jul 11th, 2005, 06:06 PM
Well, she was unknown to me.

you kidding, right? :p

goldenlox
Jul 11th, 2005, 06:08 PM
you kidding, right? :p:D :angel:

Geisha
Jul 11th, 2005, 06:16 PM
She's cute. She seems extremely modest- like she has a "walk-in closet". I mean, even I have a walk-in closet. LMAO.

SJW
Jul 11th, 2005, 06:18 PM
awww. she sounds like Serena :)

Stamp Paid
Jul 11th, 2005, 08:36 PM
lol...new money :p

JonBcn
Jul 11th, 2005, 08:50 PM
Maria Sharapova In Her Own Words...By Alix Ramsay

*scratches head*

Spunky83
Jul 11th, 2005, 10:01 PM
You see, I figure that my foot is not going to grow anymore so if I go bankrupt, I still have my shoes.

...well, some people invest in properties or in stocks...but shoes? That´s new, but somehow very interesting :lol:

Well, she´s just 18;)

xan
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:28 AM
What is it with women and shoes????

CanadianBoy21
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:34 AM
She's just a bit materialistic eh...
It is sad to see that most (not all) of the women in the top of the game, including my faves, are so materialistic.
It is true that they have money to spend, but that doesn't exclude the fact that they are very spoiled in my opinion. Their excuse is that they went through a lot and now they should enjoy it. I don't buy it, everyone goes through trials and tribulations in life, doesn't mean one should go buy shoes for every day of your life. It's quite pathetic in my opinion.
Anyone agree?

Dan23
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:52 AM
awww. she sounds like Serena :)
:sobbing: :shrug:
are you serious?

Crazy Canuck
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:07 AM
What is it with women and shoes????
I don't know. I'm a woman and I own only a few pairs, all of which serve a specific function.

Crazy Canuck
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:08 AM
She's just a bit materialistic eh...
It is sad to see that most (not all) of the women in the top of the game, including my faves, are so materialistic.
It is true that they have money to spend, but that doesn't exclude the fact that they are very spoiled in my opinion. Their excuse is that they went through a lot and now they should enjoy it. I don't buy it, everyone goes through trials and tribulations in life, doesn't mean one should go buy shoes for every day of your life. It's quite pathetic in my opinion.
Anyone agree?
She does come across as materialistic here, but a lot of teenagers are. She just happens to be one with a lot of cash to burn - can't blame her for spending it how she choses. Frankly, I think "shoes, shoes, shoes" is boring talk, but some people apparently find it interesting ;)

@m@nd@
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:10 AM
richhh girl :angel: :)

franny
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:15 AM
She's just a bit materialistic eh...
It is sad to see that most (not all) of the women in the top of the game, including my faves, are so materialistic.
It is true that they have money to spend, but that doesn't exclude the fact that they are very spoiled in my opinion. Their excuse is that they went through a lot and now they should enjoy it. I don't buy it, everyone goes through trials and tribulations in life, doesn't mean one should go buy shoes for every day of your life. It's quite pathetic in my opinion.
Anyone agree?

What do you work hard for though? Maria herself has always said that she wants to stay grounded. That is, be with her family, have the people you love most around you, make sure your parents and relatives live a good life, etc. With the spare money, why not go out and buy shoes and houses? What else is she going to do with the money? Sit around and stare at it? She already donates a lot of money to charity, it's not like she is going to donate all her excess money to charity. No one would do that, not you nor I. If I make 5000 dollars a month and only need to use 4000 to support myself and my family, would I go and donate the other 1000 to charity? Probably not. I'd try and donate some, but not all of it. That's what she's doing. I don't think she comes off as materialistic at all. She states that her family and she does the same things as they did before she struck it rich, so right off the bat you know she's grounded and modest. There's nothing wrong with going out and buying what you like if you have extra money to spend after you've taken care of your family, invested some of it, and donated to charity.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:24 AM
Well, she was unknown to me.
Of course you were kidding.

Masha was the hot subject of our discussions and fighting from November 2003 to around April 2004.

TF Chipmunk
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:26 AM
Awww how cute of her to describe herself like that.

JonBcn
Jul 12th, 2005, 10:27 AM
What's wrong with being materialistic? It's not as if those posters above are scribbling down their thoughts on a piece of slate with some chalk - they're sitting at home with their nice PCs. It's easy to criticise a millionaire for being materialistic but it's hypocrisy. It's like when you see anti-capitalist protestors...they've all got mobile phones and kick in windows of McDonalds with their vintage adidas, and they all completely buy in to the system that they supposedly reject.

Sadly, material things are what life's all about, especially in western culture. Whoever owns the most things at the end wins.