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DomenicDemaria
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:22 AM
At last years Australian Open (before Maria Sharapova won wimbledon and everybody made a big deal out of her), my brother and his friends went to watch her play doubles with Tanasugarn. He and his friend were cheering for both Maria and Tamarine and made friends with a Thai reporter and yelled out encouragements in Thai. My brother says they were going overboard with their cheering. Anyway, after the match Tamarine signed for them but Sharapova ran away. My brother chased Sharapova and becuase she wasn't that big none was around her. he walked about 100 metres by her side and pollitely asked her for her autograph and she said "no i dont do autographs". He kept telling her how much of a fan he was and how he came all the way to see her but she still refused. My brother eventually told her "that's the way you lose your fans Maria" and the person escorting her back to the clubhouse told him "hay u cant speak to her like that". This shows how arrogant she is by not signing a fan's autograph and at this time there was no big hype for her. My brother was shattered because he was a big fan from the start and followed her results. How hard can it be to do a sqiggle for a loyal fan. I don't know why he still likes her. Please tell stories of when you were snobbed by player for no reason at all

Lemonskin.
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:24 AM
Uhmmm... why bring this up now? :retard:

VeeDaQueen
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:25 AM
:retard: someone wanted to tell a good fake story :haha: I doubt Maria would've stood there and watch him beg!

DomenicDemaria
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:29 AM
:retard: someone wanted to tell a good fake story :haha: I doubt Maria would've stood there and watch him beg!

i cleary stated that he was walking along side of her and this is not a fake story. i know you people love to believe that she is a beautiful angel that can do no wrong.

DomenicDemaria
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:31 AM
Uhmmm... why bring this up now? :retard:

I just wanted to know if anyone else have had their heartbroken over as player refusing to sign an autograph

Jakeev
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:32 AM
i cleary stated that he was walking along side of her and this is not a fake story. i know you people love to believe that she is a beautiful angel that can do no wrong.

First of all you are full of crap. Not one smart tennis fan on this board actually believes their faves are absolutely perfect.

There is always two sides to a story......

jack daniels
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:33 AM
she probably thought your brother was a stalker


maria :hearts:

DomenicDemaria
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:34 AM
First of all you are full of crap. Not one smart tennis fan on this board actually believes their faves are absolutely perfect.

There is always two sides to a story......

This thread has nothing to do with bagging Maria. I just wanna know if this has happened to any one else. Besides, you dont have to be perfect to sign an autograph.

Jakeev
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:36 AM
she probably thought your brother was a stalker


maria :hearts:

I was thinking the exact same thing.

Lemonskin.
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:37 AM
This thread has nothing to do with bagging Maria. I just wanna know if this has happened to any one else. Besides, you dont have to be perfect to sign an autograph.
I was next in line for Elena Dementieva's sig at Sydney when she stopped signing, should I slam her for it?

Jakeev
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:37 AM
This thread has nothing to do with bagging Maria. I just wanna know if this has happened to any one else. Besides, you dont have to be perfect to sign an autograph.

Like I said there are two sides to a story. I bet if Maria even remembered that moment she would have had a completely different version of it and I bet it would not have been favorable.

Spunky83
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:37 AM
Yay!!! We have a new uber-bitch today...God, this board is like High School...tomorrow probably will be player Y. Let it go, people!

True or not, most players don´t give autographs in certain situations (after practice, before practice, after a match, after warm-up), sometimes they even come up with a lenghty explanation why not although they could write like 10 autographs instead of explaining themselves and then there are those players who always give autographs to every single person who wants one, for example uhh...surprise! - yersterday´s uber-bitch Nastya.

Truly bitchin´!

Lemonskin.
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:37 AM
First of all you are full of crap. Not one smart tennis fan on this board actually believes their faves are absolutely perfect.
Except Alicia :D ;)

auntie janie
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:38 AM
... My brother eventually told her "that's the way you lose your fans Maria" ... I don't know why he still likes her.

Well your brother is proving that his own words are wrong. Maria snubbed him big time, yet you say he is still her fan. So we see how the players CAN get away with treating their fans rudely. If I saw a player act like that, I would be rooting against them from that day onward. :cool:

DomenicDemaria
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:39 AM
I was next in line for Elena Dementieva's sig at Sydney when she stopped signing, should I slam her for it?

I see a difference from lining up, than going up to the player and asking them for an autograoh especially when their is not a crowd.

ceiling_fan
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:40 AM
hmm, i don't know think i can believe that...
but i guess if it were true, the story was slightly exaggerated?

DomenicDemaria
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:43 AM
Well your brother is proving that his own words are wrong. Maria snubbed him big time, yet you say he is still her fan. So we see how the players CAN get away with treating their fans rudely. If I saw a player act like that, I would be rooting against them from that day onward. :cool:

I agree, that's why i said i don't know why he still likes her. If my favourite Mary snobbed me (the way Maria did) I would hate her. But his followed her since she was a junior.

~ The Leopard ~
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:52 AM
Where is the cat when you need him? He had some great stories about meeting Maria, pre-Wimby etc, at a WTT gig and of how nice and friendly she was. Whatever she is like now (and I have no particular reason to believe she's changed) she was undoubtedly a nice kid. Maybe she has some reason for not signing autographs under the conditions described. I wouldn't assume it was arrogance. Some people are just uncomfortable about it, especially in the hustle and bustle of a place like the AO. She might have been very different in a more relaxed setting.

Once she said "no", your brother should have accepted it rather than harassing her. I know he might have been disappointed or hurt, but this kind of emotional blackmail of people achieves nothing. It sounds like he turned a small thing into a huge deal.

Jakeev
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:57 AM
Where is the cat when you need him? He had some great stories about meeting Maria, pre-Wimby etc, at a WTT gig and of how nice and friendly she was. Whatever she is like now (and I have no particular reason to believe she's changed) she was undoubtedly a nice kid. Maybe she has some reason for not signing autographs under the conditions described. I wouldn't assume it was arrogance. Some people are just uncomfortable about it, especially in the hustle and bustle of a place like the AO. She might have been very different in a more relaxed setting.

Once she said "no", your brother should have accepted it rather than harassing her. I know he might have been disappointed or hurt, but this kind of emotional blackmail of people achieves nothing. It sounds like he turned a small thing into a huge deal.

Babe this is one of many threads that have been discussed about this.

People are only telling their versions of what happened and as for the originator of the thread, it's not even something that was personal but what what happened to a sibling.

I'm not gonna think anymore or less about Maria Sharapova because of this post. But if people have gripes, they should at least see the other side of it.

DomenicDemaria
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Once she said "no", your brother should have accepted it rather than harassing her.

He did not harrass her. he just told her how much of fan he was and how he had come form far to see her, like im sure most fans tell their favourite players. Jill Craybas signed for me (after being 6-3, 5-1 up at the AO and losing) walking back to the club room. I think people have taken this the wrong way. I just wanted to know if this has happened to anyone. I'm sure players have good reasons for not signing.

SM
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:02 PM
i have a story with venus williams.

it was adidas international years ago. when i was a teenager i wanted to get as many autographs as possible and was one of those annoying fans who got them from no-name players who IMO were much more pleased to sign then well established players ie the ultra-divas ;).

i dont go after autograph anymore, altho i would like one of the great monica on my copy of from fear to victory ;)...anyway back to my story..i decided to approach venus while she was watching her sister play and there were a few kids asking for autographs. the friend who i was with found it funny that someone in his late teens was going after her sig and i stood out next to the ten year olds who all looked very excited to get her sig. anyway, venus took her time signing their super sized tennis balls , did not even ackonowledge their presence such as a smile or talk to them at all. i went and asked her politely to have my ball signed and she gave me a GLARE rather than a a response to my question!! That glare alone said "i dont want to but if you insist!!". she just stuck her arm out in the air about ten seconds later and signed it very slowly with attitude making me have to wait forever ;). then she 'finally' gave me the ball and i decided to continue being warm and polite to her so i told her i wished her and serena luck in the doubles seeing venus wasnt in the singles draw, and again , she totally ignored me and didnt acknoledge what i said.

some of you will attack me and say i am dramatizing the situation ot going overboard, but its something that had to be seen. she was defintely arrogant and aloof! very different to the warm, bubly persona she presents herself as in interviews (shes media friendly but not necessarily fan friendly) :tape:

~ The Leopard ~
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:04 PM
he walked about 100 metres by her side and pollitely asked her for her autograph and she said "no i dont do autographs". He kept telling her how much of a fan he was and how he came all the way to see her but she still refused. My brother eventually told her "that's the way you lose your fans Maria" and the person escorting her back to the clubhouse told him "hay u cant speak to her like that".

This is not harassing? :confused: The way it's described here, I would have felt harassed.

DomenicDemaria
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:06 PM
Babe this is one of many threads that have been discussed about this.

People are only telling their versions of what happened and as for the originator of the thread, it's not even something that was personal but what what happened to a sibling.

I'm not gonna think anymore or less about Maria Sharapova because of this post. But if people have gripes, they should at least see the other side of it.

As I have said this thread was NOT made to bag Maria. I SIMPLY WANT TO HEAR ABOUT OTHERS EXPERIENCES as ive mentioned over and over. I'm sure this has happened to someone else.

SM
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:08 PM
i wasnt upset and i wouldnt start a thread on the incident. but, its relevant here..

furrykitten
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:08 PM
What a load of rubbish DomenicDemaria, just get over your bitter hating, Maria is no 2 in the world get used to her being at the top.

DomenicDemaria
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:09 PM
i have a story with venus williams.

it was adidas international years ago. when i was a teenager i wanted to get as many autographs as possible and was one of those annoying fans who got them from no-name players who IMO were much more pleased to sign then well established players ie the ultra-divas ;).

i dont go after autograph anymore, altho i would like one of the great monica on my copy of from fear to victory ;)...anyway back to my story..i decided to approach venus while she was watching her sister play and there were a few kids asking for autographs. the friend who i was with found it funny that someone in his late teens was going after her sig and i stood out next to the ten year olds who all looked very excited to get her sig. anyway, venus took her time signing their super sized tennis balls , did not even ackonowledge their presence such as a smile or talk to them at all. i went and asked her politely to have my ball signed and she gave me a GLARE rather than a a response to my question!! That glare alone said "i dont want to but if you insist!!". she just stuck her arm out in the air about ten seconds later and signed it very slowly with attitude making me have to wait forever ;). then she 'finally' gave me the ball and i decided to continue being warm and polite to her so i told her i wished her and serena luck in the doubles seeing venus wasnt in the singles draw, and again , she totally ignored me and didnt acknoledge what i said.

some of you will attack me and say i am dramatizing the situation ot going overboard, but its something that had to be seen. she was defintely arrogant and aloof! very different to the warm, bubly persona she presents herself as in interviews (shes media friendly but not necessarily fan friendly) :tape:


Thank god some one understands what this thread is about!!!!!! Anybody else have any stories?

jimbo mack
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:12 PM
i have a story with venus williams.

it was adidas international years ago. when i was a teenager i wanted to get as many autographs as possible and was one of those annoying fans who got them from no-name players who IMO were much more pleased to sign then well established players ie the ultra-divas ;).

i dont go after autograph anymore, altho i would like one of the great monica on my copy of from fear to victory ;)...anyway back to my story..i decided to approach venus while she was watching her sister play and there were a few kids asking for autographs. the friend who i was with found it funny that someone in his late teens was going after her sig and i stood out next to the ten year olds who all looked very excited to get her sig. anyway, venus took her time signing their super sized tennis balls , did not even ackonowledge their presence such as a smile or talk to them at all. i went and asked her politely to have my ball signed and she gave me a GLARE rather than a a response to my question!! That glare alone said "i dont want to but if you insist!!". she just stuck her arm out in the air about ten seconds later and signed it very slowly with attitude making me have to wait forever ;). then she 'finally' gave me the ball and i decided to continue being warm and polite to her so i told her i wished her and serena luck in the doubles seeing venus wasnt in the singles draw, and again , she totally ignored me and didnt acknoledge what i said.

some of you will attack me and say i am dramatizing the situation ot going overboard, but its something that had to be seen. she was defintely arrogant and aloof! very different to the warm, bubly persona she presents herself as in interviews (shes media friendly but not necessarily fan friendly) :tape:

maybe she does not like attention seekers? ;)

we all have pissy moods. maybe maria was in one that and maybe venus was one in that day. so what? they can't all be happy and bubbly 24 hours a day...they are human too

DomenicDemaria
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:12 PM
What a load of rubbish DomenicDemaria, just get over your bitter hating, Maria is no 2 in the world get used to her being at the top.

I am used to her being on top. She deserves her ranking! She has had a great year and half. How many times have I told you, THIS THREAD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BAGGING PLAYERS. IT HAS TO DO WITH HEARTBROKEN FANS TELLING HOW A PLAYER BROKE THEIR HEART.

alfonsojose
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:12 PM
I was next in line for Elena Dementieva's sig at Sydney when she stopped signing, should I slam her for it?
Y E S .. What a whore ;) :tape:

ceiling_fan
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:16 PM
if the b's in 'snobbing' were replaced by g's.. i'd have a story to tell :p

it'd involved Marat Safin, and i'd be the "loyal fan" ;)

Freakan
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:34 PM
My brother chased Sharapova and becuase she wasn't that big none was around her.

weird... :rolleyes:
I remember Marta Domachowska saying that even when Sharapova was playing junior tournaments, there was always a group of people (her father etc.) around her.

@m@nd@
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:35 PM
she probably thought your brother was a stalker

thats true. she mightve been kinda freaked out or something :confused:

catkey94
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:50 PM
Everybody has bad days. People just expect that players are going to want to sign autographs 7 days a week 24 hours a day. Sometimes, they just don't want to be bothered. That's not a crime. Everybody has the right to want to be left alone sometimes.

Volcana
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:03 PM
No player can tell how 'loyal' any given fan is.

Martian Willow
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:18 PM
No player can tell how 'loyal' any given fan is.

I disagree, I have my faves names tattooed on my face, and even I get funny looks when I ask for autographs. :shrug:

DragonFlame
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:26 PM
well, i dont see maria as the most friendly player but also not the most horrible one. i liked her a lot but my oppinion changed a bit after this years wimbledon. she played sesil(you know, the 15year old venus never heard off) and sesil fought really hard to win that 1 game off maria. Then they asked maria in an interview if she led her win that one game. Then she starts to talk about how it sucks being double bagled and she said it with such a big grin. Really hated that. That was kind of the turning point for me..

lindsayno1
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:28 PM
maria just ignored the people that asked for autos when she arrived at DFS...just blanked them and acted like they werent tehre.

i was nearly pissed at lindsay cos i thought she was gonna do a runner cos she wasnt looking at anyone and was walking quickly, but then she saw me and my t shirt and was like 'oh gee - wow' and scribbled on it

azza
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:36 PM
Kuznetsova Pissed on me :(

tennisfan1972
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:39 PM
Venus williams definitely does not like signing autographs.. She stated so on TV one day,Its not that she is arrogant at all. She is just very private
she thinks its weird even that folks would even ask for her autograph or speak to her when they dont know her just because they saw her on TV, when i heard her say so , it kinda made sense and fit her personality. she definitely seems more grounded and less about hype and superstardom. although she seems to be changing little by little.

faboozadoo15
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:06 PM
I disagree, I have my faves names tattooed on my face, and even I get funny looks when I ask for autographs. :shrug:
:haha: i want you to think HARD about this... :haha:

ico4498
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:28 PM
she probably thought your brother was a stalker
maria :hearts:

"My brother chased Sharapova" ... sounds like a stalker to me.

morningglory
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:59 PM
Yeah dude... Maria probably thinks you're a stalker... just like that 40-year-old that sneaked naked into Kournikova's house several months ago... :lol: only half-joking, actually :angel:
And the reason why your brother still likes her? Cuz she's playing hard to get. Women like that are intruguing :)

Doc
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:06 PM
My goodness!

There are days I refuse to give autographs!

Fantastic
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:08 PM
Kuznetsova Pissed on me :(

Did she politely sniff around you first before lifting her leg up and slashing? :lol:

Fantastic
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:16 PM
I got dissed by Martina Hingis once. She signed for a few people after a match and then got to me and decided not to sign anymore. From that moment on, I knew that she was secretly in love with me, because the next time I asked her (a few years later) for an autograph, I was rewarded with a chat, a laugh and a flirty touch on the arm. :hearts:

Jelena Dokic politely signed an autograph for me but looked at me like she was afraid of me. She couldn't take her eyes off my face. She was probably just secretly in love with me because the following year, she rewarded me with smiles and a kiss. Ok, I lied about the kiss but the smiles were real and when I thanked her, she actually replied, "no problems." She'd just lost a match but was in higher spirits than when she was winning matches. She's a strange girl. But she's in love with me. ;)

PaulieM
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:21 PM
lots of players are unfriendly or unwilling to give autographs. at wimbledon this year, kuznetsova was doing an autograph session and she didn't talk to anyone or even look at anyone, she was just listening to music and stuck her arm out to sign. it was nice of her to sign stuff, who knows maybe she was in a bad mood but i still thought she could have tried to come across as less cold, especially when likhotseva (sp?) who was signing with her was smiling and saying hi to the kids. :shrug:

sartrista7
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:28 PM
My god, people, you're all fucking nutcases. If you get "heartbroken" just because you don't get some lame signature then I truly worry for you.

The players don't owe you anything except good tennis, and judging from some of these posts they are probably quite scared of you.

Club_Fed
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:32 PM
At last years Australian Open (before Maria Sharapova won wimbledon and everybody made a big deal out of her), my brother and his friends went to watch her play doubles with Tanasugarn. He and his friend were cheering for both Maria and Tamarine and made friends with a Thai reporter and yelled out encouragements in Thai. My brother says they were going overboard with their cheering. Anyway, after the match Tamarine signed for them but Sharapova ran away. My brother chased Sharapova and becuase she wasn't that big none was around her. he walked about 100 metres by her side and pollitely asked her for her autograph and she said "no i dont do autographs". He kept telling her how much of a fan he was and how he came all the way to see her but she still refused. My brother eventually told her "that's the way you lose your fans Maria" and the person escorting her back to the clubhouse told him "hay u cant speak to her like that". This shows how arrogant she is by not signing a fan's autograph and at this time there was no big hype for her. My brother was shattered because he was a big fan from the start and followed her results. How hard can it be to do a sqiggle for a loyal fan. I don't know why he still likes her. Please tell stories of when you were snobbed by player for no reason at all



BOO HOO :rain:

cheese101
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:51 PM
At the mens event in Cincy a few years ago my friend went up to Sampras to get his autograph (there was a large crowd of fans around) and Sampras took his book and looked like he was going to sign it but then just handed it back, with no signature

Slumpsova
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:32 PM
why everyone being so hard on DominicDemaria? maybe he just wanna share his story. all of his post, there's not even word that he said Maria is a bitch :shrug:

miffedmax
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:36 PM
You know, I think it's entirely up to the player. I've never sought autographs outside of a "signing" situation from anybody in any walk of life. Most of the ones I've collected the people have ranged from very pleasant (Richard Petty, the stockcar driver was just awesome) to very indifferent (too many to list).

The bottom line is that players who respond to their fans will be more popular than those who don't. That's their choice and their right. If you want to base how much you like a player based on how they treat you at some autograph signing, that's your right. If you pays your money and appropriately communicate during a match that would you prefer their opponenet win, that's your right, too.

But really, I don't think anybody who just whips out a pen when a player is walking out of the crapper or trying to pull themselves together after a tough match is entitled to much of anything.

If I say I'll show up and sign autographs from 2 to 4, then get there at 2:45 and leave at 3:15, I am an jerk, assuming there is no emergency or factors were out of my control.

If I'm on my way to the crapper and you ask me for an autograph and I say no, sorry, not right now, you are stepping a little close to the bounds of good behavior, but not overstepping them.

If I say no, sorry right now and you run after me and pester me and won't let me go about my business, then you are being the jerk, not me.

If I'm on my way to the crapper and you stop me and ask for an autograph and I sign it, I'm being pretty damn nice, actually. There are days I might stop and sign and days I might not, depending on my mood.

JonBcn
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:50 PM
I prefer to try to snatch a lock of their hair, or perhaps an eyelid, to add to my celebrity skinsuit at home. One day I'll go out dressed as the most famous person in the world.

Albireo
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:56 PM
Kuznetsova Pissed on me :(

Did you test positive for ephedrine afterwards?

~SunFlower~
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:56 PM
Each player cannot please you everyone, the fans. Sometimes you are lucky or sometimes you are not. Case closed. :yeah:

goldenlox
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:58 PM
Kuznetsova Pissed on me :(And you loved it :hearts:

Alize's#1fan
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:01 PM
I dont know about that, one of my friends went to Wimbledon this year and talked to her after she lost and she took a picture with him and signed it. He said she was really nice and was glad to talk to him.

I beleive that Maria is really nice. I wouldnt think she would do what you have stated in this thread!

Justine Fan
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:14 PM
maria just ignored the people that asked for autos when she arrived at DFS...just blanked them and acted like they werent tehre.

i was nearly pissed at lindsay cos i thought she was gonna do a runner cos she wasnt looking at anyone and was walking quickly, but then she saw me and my t shirt and was like 'oh gee - wow' and scribbled on it

She did the same at Wimbledon. Everyone else gave me their autograph, Roger Federer, Ana Ivanovic, Svetlanta, Jelena Jankovic, Conchita Martinez, Sesil, Amelie, Xavier Malisse, Vera Zvonereva. The only one that walked by and ignored everyone was Maria.

I'm not bashing her - I'm just stating a fact!

Calimero377
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:18 PM
At last years Australian Open (before Maria Sharapova won wimbledon and everybody made a big deal out of her), my brother and his friends went to watch her play doubles with Tanasugarn. He and his friend were cheering for both Maria and Tamarine and made friends with a Thai reporter and yelled out encouragements in Thai. My brother says they were going overboard with their cheering. Anyway, after the match Tamarine signed for them but Sharapova ran away. My brother chased Sharapova and becuase she wasn't that big none was around her. he walked about 100 metres by her side and pollitely asked her for her autograph and she said "no i dont do autographs". He kept telling her how much of a fan he was and how he came all the way to see her but she still refused. My brother eventually told her "that's the way you lose your fans Maria" ....


Your brother was a jerk.
Who does he think he is?
No player needs fans like him.
Forget him ....

LeRoy.
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:20 PM
Your brother was a jerk.
Who does he think he is?
No player needs fans like him.
Forget him ....


Imagine if all player fans were like the person i quoted:scared:

Justine Fan
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:25 PM
Your brother was a jerk.
Who does he think he is?
No player needs fans like him.
Forget him ....

You don't sound too nice yourself :rolleyes:

Paialii
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:35 PM
I'm trying to figure out what is scarier... your brother's early signs of being a stalker, or Maria playing doubles. :scared:

Spunky83
Jul 12th, 2005, 09:57 PM
She did the same at Wimbledon. Everyone else gave me their autograph, Roger Federer, Ana Ivanovic, Svetlanta, Jelena Jankovic, Conchita Martinez, Sesil, Amelie, Xavier Malisse, Vera Zvonereva. The only one that walked by and ignored everyone was Maria.

I'm not bashing her - I'm just stating a fact!

Yeah...I´ve never seen her signing stuff either, but well, having to sign for a group of like 50 person is a scary thing :eek: (although most of them are kids)

Maria Croft
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:32 PM
:lol:

:bs: but I guess you already knew that :tape:

Andrew..
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:34 PM
:retard: someone wanted to tell a good fake story :haha: I doubt Maria would've stood there and watch him beg!
I've seen her turn away a kid who couldn't be more than six years old in Carlsbad, so I wouldn't doubt it.

DomenicDemaria
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:26 AM
"My brother chased Sharapova" ... sounds like a stalker to me.

Oh please. Your telling me if you saw your fav player was a little distance away you wouldn't run up to them?

why everyone being so hard on DominicDemaria? maybe he just wanna share his story. all of his post, there's not even word that he said Maria is a bitch :shrug:

Thank you! I DONT hate Maria Sharapova and don't think she is a bitch! I'm sure she had her reason's for not signing. I wanted to share my story and find out if anyone else had missed out on their favs autograph. That was the best chance for my brother to get his favs autograph. Now she is ranked so high and doing so well it will hard for him to get it becuase she will be on centre court and it's really hard to get autograph's on centre court. Also she is so popular now her courts will be crowded.

DutchieGirl
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:40 AM
Venus williams definitely does not like signing autographs.. She stated so on TV one day,Its not that she is arrogant at all. She is just very private
she thinks its weird even that folks would even ask for her autograph or speak to her when they dont know her just because they saw her on TV, when i heard her say so , it kinda made sense and fit her personality. she definitely seems more grounded and less about hype and superstardom. although she seems to be changing little by little.

I think that's a little strange...that she finds it weird that people want her autograph...especially kids. I mean she's someone people looks up to, and so people want her autograph, or maybe wanna talk to her for a minute... :shrug: I can understand if she doesn't like to do it, but I don't know why she's surprised that people want to... :scratch:

SM
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:55 AM
maybe she does not like attention seekers? ;)

we all have pissy moods. maybe maria was in one that and maybe venus was one in that day. so what? they can't all be happy and bubbly 24 hours a day...they are human too

Yes i considered that she might be in a bad mood. I'm not upset over it . However I think she could have atleast been nicer to the younger kids...she was cold towards all of them and as a professional you expect certain behaviour from them on and off the court as their job does not end once they have shaken hands. I would expect them to say no to autographs (if they wanted to) politely and not be icy cold with kids.

Ofcourse I have alot of respect for Venus. It probably was just a bad day, but i posted it to show that Maria is not the only player who isnt always nice to fans. Its probably fairly common among many of the top players who must be tired of having to endlessly sign autographs, pose for pics, and be engulfed in constant media and fan demands off the court..

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:56 AM
after the match Tamarine signed for them but Sharapova ran away. My brother chased Sharapova and because she wasn't that big none was around her. he walked about 100 metres by her side and politely asked her for her autograph and she said "no i don’t do autographs". He kept telling her how much of a fan he was and how he came all the way to see her but she still refused. This shows how arrogant she is by not signing a fan's autograph and at this time there was no big hype for her. My brother was shattered because he was a big fan from the start and followed her results.
I believe your brother 100%.

And there is one very interesting thing about this board: Most posters who don’t believe your brother’s story and/or who defence Masha haven’t even met her in person.

I was one of biggest Masha fans. I went to see her at 2 tournaments. The second time was about a month after Masha winning Wimbledon, and I must say she wasn’t as nice to me as in the first time we met. But unlike your brother, I didn’t waste my time to "walk about 100 metres by her side" or to do any other thing around her; I simply dedicated my time to see and talk to other much nicer and friendlier players like Dementieva and Sprem instead.
I don't know why he still likes her.
I still cheer for Masha, too. But I just don’t write letter or email her anymore, and I won’t travel to tournaments to see her again.

Move one! There are other admirable people in the world. And remember: "Love is only special when you give it to someone who is worth it."
My brother eventually told her "that's the way you lose your fans Maria".
I can tell you that Masha doesn’t care whether she has a lot of fans or not.

SM
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:04 AM
Ok, I lied about the kiss but the smiles were real and when I thanked her, she actually replied, "no problems." She'd just lost a match but was in higher spirits than when she was winning matches. She's a strange girl. But she's in love with me. ;)

Jelena Dokic was always nice to me :)

Same situation as you, I asked her after losing a match badly 4-6 2-6 ( i think) at adidas 2r in 2000 to ASV. Actually, I didnt ask she just came straight to me after her match seeing i was the most vocal person in the crowd (i even booed ASV :o when she questioned calls but hey i was about 17 years old). She said thanks for the support and was all smiles, lovely.

But as I posted before it depends on their mood. Next time I saw her at Olympics she refused. She was scrambling past fairly quickly but atleast when she refused she did it politely and told me she was in a hurry to get to her dad to give him tickets for something, whereas the SCUD (so up himself) virtually walked right in to me (nearly) and ignored me.

class jelena :worship: in both giving and refusing to sign:worship:

TF Chipmunk
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:09 AM
Signing autographs is not a part of being a tennis player. It's a nice thing to do, but it's not really a part of their job description. Having said that, I think it would be nice for them to sign autographs for others, as it would show that they appreciate support. However, I don't think that they should be bashed for not signing autographs. You don't know what they've been through that morning or the night before.

Furthermore, I doubt that players would care if they lost fans or not. They're still going to play tennis and are going to win prize money for playing. It's not like not having fans is going to cost you your career...

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:10 AM
I've seen her turn away a kid who couldn't be more than six years old in Carlsbad, so I wouldn't doubt it.
Some people on this board might not know Carlsbad = San Diego (tournament).

I also went to San Diego last year. And at the beginning of the tournament, while I was walking with Masha one afternoon from the hotel towards the practice courts (her father, coach and trainer were already on a practice court waiting for her), one person approached Masha and asked for her autograph. She didn't sign for him. But I'm not gonna tell you what Masha said afterwards (of course the person who asked for her autograph didn't hear it).

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:12 AM
Some people on this board might not know Carlsbad = San Diego (tournament).

I also went to San Diego last year. And at the beginning of the tournament, while I was walking with Masha one afternoon from the hotel towards the practice courts (her father, coach and trainer were already on a practice court waiting for her), one person approached Masha and asked for her autograph. She didn't sign for him. But I'm not gonna tell you what Masha said afterwards (of course the person who asked for her autograph didn't hear it).

:lol: You have to tell us now :hehehe:

Crazy Canuck
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:17 AM
:retard: someone wanted to tell a good fake story :haha: I doubt Maria would've stood there and watch him beg!
Have you ever been to a tennis tournament? If you have, then you should not doubt it.

bigshow21
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:53 AM
When I was at the USO last year, the 4 days I was there, the same players came up to sign autographs everytime. There were a few players that I never once saw sign any autographs. They avoided the fans and everyone all the time. I did not understand it because if the other players could take 2 minutes to sign, then so could the others. But I am not going to mention names because some people will take it personally and get mad.

faboozadoo15
Jul 13th, 2005, 04:25 AM
there's a difference between the players that we aren't recognizing here.

just because players like myskina, dementieva, kuznetsova, and mauresmo are ranked right up there with maria and serena, it doesn't mean that they are anywhere near as popular with the people who try to get autographs. maria or serena start signing for one kid and soon either will have 20 on their tail. and when they are walking back to the locker room or something right where the fans are, they are often really nervous and don't want to stop for anything.

some players are assholes, yes, but really, you have to believe they all love their fans, and i've seen just about everyone sign autographs.

i know ai sugiyama is one of the best liked players on tour, but at the us open after her practice, she walked by a few people calling her name out from behind a small fence. does this mean she's a bitch or a bad person? by no means.

i see martina navratilova sign anyone's ball within a 30 person radius, does this mean she's the nicest lady in the world to everyone she comes accross? maybe, but probably not. (i like martina, but she can be abrasive, and we all know that).

faboozadoo15
Jul 13th, 2005, 04:28 AM
:lol: You have to tell us now :hehehe:
yea... you've gotta tell us now for sure!

rada
Jul 13th, 2005, 05:07 AM
some ppl on here have no idea do you really think all players are that nice........ some player's can be real bitch's just because they are nice on tv doesn't mean they are nice when u meet them,you are watched by so many ppl on tv of course your going to act real nice like you love everyone... im sure maria did do that for her one person is nothing if there were lots off ppl around i'm sure she would have had a smile and said sure;)

Zauber
Jul 13th, 2005, 05:44 AM
be serious

If you ask for a favor even in a nice proper way in a perfectly quiet situation it is quite proper to say no.

if someone is doing a job and you interrupt
athlete
performer
doctor
teacher

most the time they will say no unless of course political pressure compels them otherwise.

LoveFifteen
Jul 13th, 2005, 06:06 AM
Maria Sharapova has millions of fans. She cannot be expected to indulge them all. Especially the ones that are male between the ages of 15-25! It's not her obligation to fulfill someone's wet dream. I get so tired of "celeb disappointment stories".

Katherine Hepburn said it best. A group of fans haggled her for autographs and she turned them down because she was busy. An angry fan chastized her, "You owe us, Katherine. We made you what you are!" Katherine turned around and said, "Like hell you did ..."

DutchieGirl
Jul 13th, 2005, 06:19 AM
Maria Sharapova has millions of fans. She cannot be expected to indulge them all. Especially the ones that are male between the ages of 15-25! It's not her obligation to fulfill someone's wet dream. I get so tired of "celeb disappointment stories".

Katherine Hepburn said it best. A group of fans haggled her for autographs and she turned them down because she was busy. An angry fan chastized her, "You owe us, Katherine. We made you what you are!" Katherine turned around and said, "Like hell you did ..."

:lol: Nice quote! :D

Prizeidiot
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:56 AM
Yeah.... same thing happened to me. I followed Maria for 100m after a match, but she wouldn't sign anything, just called me a "freak". It's not my fault I wasn't wearing any clothes... it was a really hot day. Damn, she's a bitch... :p

Nah, seriously, I saw a pretty good snobbing from Carlos Moya in Sydney this year. He had a hit up with Penetta on a practice court, and the whole time, there had been a large crowd watching him. Anyway, after he finished, everyone was waiting at the gate to get a signature or pictures or whatever. So he runs to the other side of the court, jumps the fence (bear in mind this is a practice court.. so they don't have those giant fences) and runs off leaving his gear behind, for his coach to take.

And as for Flavia, no one knows her, the poor thing. She doesn't bother, just picks up her gear, walks through the gate, past all the fans who had watched, and isn't bothered once by any of them. :p

I was disappointed with that performance at the time, since I'm a fan of Carlos, but he donated all his winnings from Chennai to Tsunami victims, and has had poor luck with injuries, so I just laugh about that nowadays.

JonBcn
Jul 13th, 2005, 08:23 AM
Players who make big donations to charity aren't saints - they get tax breaks for it.

~ The Leopard ~
Jul 13th, 2005, 09:09 AM
Btw, isn't the expression "snubbing"? I now can't look at the thread title without seeing it as "snogging" since someone mentioned it earlier in the thread. Hmmm, I wonder now... :devil:

DutchieGirl
Jul 13th, 2005, 09:10 AM
Btw, isn't the expression "snubbing"? I now can't look at the thread title without seeing it as "snogging" since someone mentioned it earlier in the thread. Hmmm, I wonder now... :devil:

:lol: Or maybe it's just you... I think you can say snobbing or snubbing - doesn't really matter! :p

abayen
Jul 13th, 2005, 09:16 AM
it's still a net loss to the player (even with a tax break)... so i am not sure what your point is.
Players who make big donations to charity aren't saints - they get tax breaks for it.

Sunny_Boy
Jul 13th, 2005, 09:56 AM
Why are ppl finding it so hard to believe DomenicDemaria's story. Im sure he wouldnt create a thread with so much information for a joke!
If Maria's name was never mention in the title of the thread, no one would of cared about Domenic's story but since Maria is mention, everyone jumps to her defence.

xan
Jul 13th, 2005, 10:06 AM
Why are ppl finding it so hard to believe DomenicDemaria's story. Im sure he wouldnt create a thread with so much information for a joke!
If Maria's name was never mention in the title of the thread, no one would of cared about Domenic's story but since Maria is mention, everyone jumps to her defence.

Could it possibly be that this second-hand "story" was resurrected two years after the event as a piece of Maria-bashing?

No. Nobody ever tries to bash Maria, do they? ;)


......

Ah. I've just noticed. You're new to the boards. You will soon learn that many fans of some players here love to dig out anything negative they can find to post about their faves' rivals - and then attack them for it. It keeps them amused, I guess.

morningglory
Jul 13th, 2005, 01:22 PM
Why are ppl finding it so hard to believe DomenicDemaria's story. Im sure he wouldnt create a thread with so much information for a joke!
If Maria's name was never mention in the title of the thread, no one would of cared about Domenic's story but since Maria is mention, everyone jumps to her defence.
Because it's Maria, silly :) Cuz she's one of the most popular celebs out there, so she has to be extra careful about stalkers :angel: If it were... say someone real ugly who's a no name in the 500s in the rankings, we would have questioned her. When it's Maria, Serena, Venus... or anyone famous, we don't, cuz they deserve their privacy after all that constant publicity and hooplah surrounding them :)

JonBcn
Jul 13th, 2005, 01:49 PM
it's still a net loss to the player (even with a tax break)... so i am not sure what your point is.

My point was simply that someone can be type of person who gives money to charity, and simultaneously be an arsehole when dealing with fans. It's good publicity to give money away, that's all.

Kelly
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:10 PM
never saw maria at wimby this year so i couldnt comment on an experiance with her, but last year i approached venus....big mistake....saw her this year and she signed about 20 autos didnt look happy but did it...like people have said it depend on the mood. i saw lindsay pretty much everyday when i was at wimby...if she knows ur a fan she is great and lovely..if she doesnt she can be a bit stand offish...when she saw my tee and banner she was great. kim was lovely...kids were asking for her auto b4 she practiced but she 'not now i will sign when i ahve finished promise'...she did, mary perice is brilliant, signed for everyone and chatted with us, amelie again is lovely...did a signing session in the tent...then signed for people outside of the tent for those who did not get her auto, serena signed a load, lleyton too....just depends on the situation they are in and they can be arsed really....but when u see or meet ur fave its just awsome...when i first saw lindsay i rang my mum to tell her and i couldnt talk...i was just stuttering...and i only stutter when im stressed or my brain shuts down lol.

RenaSlam.
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:32 PM
She's a bitch about autographs it seems...but whatev.

The Pro
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:32 PM
Just a thought based on the above post.

I think players may be more civil to people who fit into their fan demographic. Their responses would probly be-

Genuine Fan - autograph + smile
Stalker - cold autograph
Tout - point blank refusal
Multiple Autograph Collector - quick autograph
Their official website administrator -autograph + smile + banter

Clearly a wwww.venus.com t-shirt will get her off her high horse!

DutchieGirl
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:42 PM
Just a thought based on the above post.

I think players may be more civil to people who fit into their fan demographic. Their responses would probly be-

Genuine Fan - autograph + smile
Stalker - cold autograph
Tout - point blank refusal
Multiple Autograph Collector - quick autograph
Their official website administrator -autograph + smile + banter

Clearly a wwww.venus.com t-shirt will get her off her high horse!

:lol: Their #1 fan...smile, chat and car ride! ;)

LoveFifteen
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:46 PM
A lot of "fans" who want players autographs are seeking to sell them on E-bay. I can see why a lot of players are a bit jaded when it comes to signing autographs. I mean, damn, why do people want autographs anyway? Think about it. What's the point? Isn't seeing them enough?

I can't believe someone said that they won't e-mail Maria any more! LOL. E-mail her??? WTF? She's a huge international celebrity! Millions, literally millions of people are crazy about her. Millions of men jerk off to pictures of her. You think she gives a crap about you e-mailing her? LOL Damn, I don't even have time to e-mail all my friends regularly. You think she wants to e-mail one of her millions of fans.

Maria Croft
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:54 PM
I have to say Maria doesn't like giving autographs it seems, she only does a few and is gone, but that doesn't change the fact that the first post is BS !!

But being honest about this, even if it was true it really doesn't matter, tennis players don't own their fans anything, that's the truth, but I don't believe Maria would be so rude, I would have to see it with my own eyes before I would believe something like this

Experimentee
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:11 PM
I dont see why its so hard to believe Maria would do this. Its not like shes some angel who can do no wrong. I've heard other stories about her snobbing people off. I remember that even at AO qualifying when i saw her she was surrounded by bodyguards even tho she was nobody then. Maybe this particular story is true, maybe it isnt, although I dont know why anyone would bother making up something like this. But dont act like you definitely know she wouldnt do it.

Experimentee
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:18 PM
Yeah.... same thing happened to me. I followed Maria for 100m after a match, but she wouldn't sign anything, just called me a "freak". It's not my fault I wasn't wearing any clothes... it was a really hot day. Damn, she's a bitch... :p

Nah, seriously, I saw a pretty good snobbing from Carlos Moya in Sydney this year. He had a hit up with Penetta on a practice court, and the whole time, there had been a large crowd watching him. Anyway, after he finished, everyone was waiting at the gate to get a signature or pictures or whatever. So he runs to the other side of the court, jumps the fence (bear in mind this is a practice court.. so they don't have those giant fences) and runs off leaving his gear behind, for his coach to take.

And as for Flavia, no one knows her, the poor thing. She doesn't bother, just picks up her gear, walks through the gate, past all the fans who had watched, and isn't bothered once by any of them. :p

I was disappointed with that performance at the time, since I'm a fan of Carlos, but he donated all his winnings from Chennai to Tsunami victims, and has had poor luck with injuries, so I just laugh about that nowadays.

Sometimes theres an explanation for players doing that, maybe he had somewhere to go and since there was a large crowd, he didnt want to only sign for some and let others miss out.
I remember once at the AO Hrbaty was practicing and there was a crowd waiting for autographs and he literally ran off. I found out the explanation was that he had another practice session on the other side of the grounds and was late for that one, so he didnt have time to sign autographs. So sometimes they dont say it, but they do have a legitimate explanation, and especially Hrbaty who always signs every autograph after practice (from my experience).

Fantastic
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:39 PM
I agree, Experimentee. Dominik is one of those guys who just can't say no. Trust me, I know. I asked him for sex once... ;)

Fantastic
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:42 PM
I say just forget about autographs. Just be happy cheering your favourite players on and if you get the opportunity, talk to them (if you're within distance) or call out words of encouragement (if you're not within speaking distance) rather than chasing a little bit of ink on a piece of paper or a ticket stub. It's a pointless exercise and means nothing in the end, unless you can milk it for lots of money on E-Bay.

abayen
Jul 13th, 2005, 08:09 PM
That's fine. However the tax logic that you gave doesnt contribute anything to this point either...


My point was simply that someone can be type of person who gives money to charity, and simultaneously be an arsehole when dealing with fans. It's good publicity to give money away, that's all.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 14th, 2005, 02:55 AM
I can't believe someone said that they won't e-mail Maria any more! E-mail her???
That's your business.
She's a huge international celebrity! Millions, literally millions of people are crazy about her.
So what?!
You think she gives a crap about you e-mailing her? You think she wants to e-mail one of her millions of fans.
For your information: She emailed me once, and sent a big autographed picture + lovely card to me once.

That was nice of her. But do I want to receive them again? The answer is: No, thanks, not anymore!

That's why I wrote yesterday: Move one! There are other admirable people in the world. And remember: "Love is only special when you give it to someone who is worth it."
"That's it! (That's all!) We had fun!
It was good while it lasted – but now I'm past it
(It was sure!) It was sweet!
But would I do it all again – Nah –" - Shania Twain
That's right: No!!

morningglory
Jul 14th, 2005, 03:05 AM
For your information: She emailed me once, and sent a big autographed picture + lovely card to me once.
You're so lucky. I'm jealous :) Realize then, that you are a one-in-a-million. Be proud. I've never gotten anything, not even a reply. Yeah, if she's gonna answer all of them, she wouldn't have time to be playing tennis at all. Can you imagine how much e-mail she gets?
That was nice of her. But do I want to receive them again? The answer is: No, thanks, not anymore!
Why not? If she sends you another one why wouldn't you want it? Even if you're not a fan, that autographed picture of her is worth big, big money...

"Love is only special when you give it to someone who is worth it."
I beg to differ. Love is only special when you give it to someone who is NOT worth it!!! :angel: If you love someone who loves you, how's that special? It's common, it's ordinary. Even thieves and murderers know that kind of love. If you love someone regardless of what he/she does to you, it's true love :)

DutchieGirl
Jul 14th, 2005, 03:14 AM
I beg to differ. Love is only special when you give it to someone who is NOT worth it!!! :angel: If you love someone who loves you, how's that special? It's common, it's ordinary. Even thieves and murderers know that kind of love. If you love someone regardless of what he/she does to you, it's true love :)

And that is also stupid... because should you then keep loving someone who is always beating the shit out of you or something? :scratch:

morningglory
Jul 14th, 2005, 03:26 AM
And that is also stupid... because should you then keep loving someone who is always beating the shit out of you or something?
That's what makes it special!!!! :angel:
Yeah... that's extraordinary!!!
Notice how parents still love their child, even though he/she is always beating the shit out of them? Like, even though your son crashed your car whilst drunk driving back from a marijuana party and you had to pay 10000000000000$ on bail, you'd still love him right?

DutchieGirl
Jul 14th, 2005, 03:29 AM
That's what makes it special!!!! :angel:
Yeah... that's extraordinary!!!
Notice how parents still love their child, even though he/she is always beating the shit out of them? Like, even though your son crashed your car whilst drunk driving back from a marijuana party and you had to pay 10000000000000$ on bail, you'd still love him right?

Well, we're going off topic here, but that's different. A parent - child bond is always gonna be different to say a husband-wife one...

and I happen to know about that sort of stuff with the parents and child bond, because my auntie has had all sorts of trouble with her son (my cousin). But I wasn't really talking about the parent-child bond in my previous post...

and it doesn't make it special if someone loves a person who will beat them up - it makes it SAD and heartbreaking!

morningglory
Jul 14th, 2005, 03:38 AM
and it doesn't make it special if someone loves a person who will beat them up - it makes it SAD and heartbreaking!
I agree with the SAD and HEARTBREAKING part, yeah *sigh*
However if you're talking about special, then yeah, its special.
Why? Cuz its unique. It means that person has to possess some extraordinary qualities within him. You don't often find people like that.
When I say special I don't mean 'beneficial'
I just mean 'unusual in a positive way' :)

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 14th, 2005, 03:55 AM
You're so lucky. I'm jealous. Realize then, that you are a one-in-a-million. Be proud.
I indeed was proud up until I met her the second time.
I've never gotten anything, not even a reply.
A very big fan of Masha on this board also said that Masha never write back.
Yeah, if she's gonna answer all of them, she wouldn't have time to be playing tennis at all. Can you imagine how much e-mail she gets?
I don't think Masha gets a lot of emails, because I think not many people know her and Yuri's email addresses.
Why not? If she sends you another one why wouldn't you want it?
Because Masha is no longer my #1 fave.
Even if you're not a fan, that autographed picture of her is worth big, big money...
I treasure that picture because it's the souvenir of the good old days (it's also a meaningful picture – Masha holding her first ever trophy in Tokyo in 2003).
I beg to differ. Love is only special when you give it to someone who is NOT worth it!!! If you love someone who loves you, how's that special? It's common, it's ordinary. Even thieves and murderers know that kind of love.
Very interesting reasoning!
If you love someone regardless of what he/she does to you, it's true love
But I'm not as generous.

DomenicDemaria
Jul 14th, 2005, 06:23 AM
Could it possibly be that this second-hand "story" was resurrected two years after the event as a piece of Maria-bashing?

No. Nobody ever tries to bash Maria, do they? ;)


......

Ah. I've just noticed. You're new to the boards. You will soon learn that many fans of some players here love to dig out anything negative they can find to post about their faves' rivals - and then attack them for it. It keeps them amused, I guess.

I joined this year. If I was a member last year when it happened I would of posted it straight away. I am not Maria bashing. I don't know how many times I have to say it.

LoveFifteen
Jul 14th, 2005, 06:31 AM
Maria probably has an employee that answers e-mails in a generic manner, and then sends signed photos. I seriously doubt that Maria herself e-mailed you. Sorry, that's just what I think. No offense.

Other celebs have people doing the same thing.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 14th, 2005, 07:47 AM
Maria probably has an employee that answers e-mails in a generic manner
You may wish so.

But no, Masha wrote that one and only email to me herself (it's just a short email with 4 lines only). And for your information, that email isn't "in a generic manner".
Maria probably has an employee…sends signed photos.
It's Yuri's writing on the address sticker on the envelop (I know Yuri's handwriting because he wrote their old home address and her email address for me.)

And Masha wrote my name on the autographed picture.

Oh, you forgot to tell me who wrote that lovely card, that Masha sent to me together with the picture, for her (But never mind - it's her handwriting, by the way).
Sorry, that's just what I think.
It's nice to see you write sorry, because so far you are the only one in this thread who's made me spend quite a lot of time to reply to your imaginative posts.

No offense.
But I do have a few words that I want to say to a fifteen year old person like yourself:

The fact that Sharapova herself never email or send autographed picture to you doesn't mean that she wouldn't email or send her pictures to other people in the world.