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GoDominique
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:47 PM
... after her father advised her to. She looked fine until then.

Weird.

Maryamator
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:48 PM
i didnt see the match so i cant tell:(

goldenlox
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:53 PM
"Even if I couldn't walk I'd want to finish the match," a dejected Sharapova told reporters. "It's something that I can't control. It's a very mysterious injury.

"It was getting worse and worse with every shot."

Sharapova's injury is the same right pectoral muscle strain that forced her out of last month's Los Angeles Open.

"In reality, yes it hurts and it's very painful. I had an MRI in L.A. and they said it was just a muscle problem or inflammation," said the Siberian-born teenager.

"It's kind of up and down and it comes unexpectedly. I took a week and half off to get ready for the U.S. Open and after all that it was still not better so that's a concern."

DementievaStyle
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:07 PM
I saw the first set of this match and Maria simply couldnt compete with Kiralenko. There was no injury apparent.

This is exactly the sort of thing that winds people up over her father. It could be seen as a "saving face" order. It looks alot better if she "retires" than gets beaten, which she was going to get.

hablo
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:18 PM
omg... I now understand why the crowd might have booed her :shrug:

if her injury wasn't apparent and she was loosing before she retired ... :o

-VSR-
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:31 PM
So she faked an injury, so she wouldn't be beaten by Kirlienko. Now I wonder why I dislike her...

VeeReeDavJCap81
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:33 PM
Seeing Maria play over the last year, I don't believe for one minute that she would fake an injury. She fights until the last ball....a healthy Maria would've pulled out a victory against Maria K.

frenchie
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:34 PM
I'm watching right now, it's 5-4 and still no signs of injury!!!

jacobruiz
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:36 PM
So she faked an injury, so she wouldn't be beaten by Kirlienko. Now I wonder why I dislike her...


What do you mean - she "faked" an injury?!:fiery: Maria has been troubled by this injury for months; she just doesn't like to talk about it unless asked and doesn't use it as an excuse, unlike some players.

Now I wonder why I hate some posters...

Blonde_Ambition7
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:37 PM
Seeing Maria play over the last year, I don't believe for one minute that she would fake an injury. She fights until the last ball....a healthy Maria would've pulled out a victory against Maria K.

i agree, i think even if she didn't look "injured" it's possible that she could have been because on a healthy day she would beat Maria K.

goldenlox
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:38 PM
I don't know how anyone can believe Maria would fake an injury.
How would that help Maria? It still counts as a loss.

Knizzle
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:39 PM
I don't think she faked it. It's probably one of those injuries that you could literally play with, but to endure the pain wasn't worth it. She could probably do a normal swing, but it probably hurts alot to swing and gets gradually worse.

michelle11
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:53 PM
I'm watching right now, it's 5-4 and still no signs of injury!!!

I saw the match and she played so bad that I'm shure she was injured.
and what other "sign of an injury " do you expect?
that her arm falls off or drops of blood on the court?
she definitely isn''t the girl to fake an injury !

GertAlert
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:29 PM
I'm very sorry for Maria. Hope it's not too serious.
Btw, what exactly is a 'pectrol'?

VeeReeDavJCap81
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:31 PM
I'm very sorry for Maria. Hope it's not too serious.
Btw, what exactly is a 'pectrol'?

I think it's the muscle between your shoulder and chest...someone correct me if I'm wrong.

volta
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:33 PM
is that fo real?

Sweep
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:35 PM
She had taping on her chest. So obviously there was a problem. She's not the sort who gives up. She's a tough cookie.

udachi Elena
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:49 PM
Seeing Maria play over the last year, I don't believe for one minute that she would fake an injury. She fights until the last ball....a healthy Maria would've pulled out a victory against Maria K.


I agree..Maria S is a fighter and would never pull out of a match to avoid defeat.. especially against her friend Maria K... as much as some people hate maria, be honest with yourselves, she wouldn't fake an injury.

actor1
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:55 PM
I saw the first set of this match and Maria simply couldnt compete with Kiralenko. There was no injury apparent.

This is exactly the sort of thing that winds people up over her father. It could be seen as a "saving face" order. It looks alot better if she "retires" than gets beaten, which she was going to get.
i know. she's a coward. kiralenko was kicking that ugly butt. she fake her injury so she could have a out. what a loser.

Maria Croft
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:55 PM
I saw the match and how could you not see it?! her serve was gone and there was no power left in her shots, she knows this injury and that's why she decided so fast to stop playing, not to make it worse, Maria is a fighter and wouldn't fake an injury especially not against Kirilenko, try to create hate, whatever!!

Get better soon Maria!

~Cherry*Blossom~
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:56 PM
I don't think she faked it, I mean if she faked this, why not Indian Wells?

I do think this injury is genuine!

Sanneriet
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:59 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050924/capt.xgb11609241258.china_open_tennis_xgb116.jpg



Well, I certainly would not want to play with tape THERE if I did not have to. I don't think players fake injuries in general.

MLF
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:02 PM
I neither like nor dislike Sharapova and I agree it was weird that she retired just after her father gesticulated to her, but having seen the match it was clear to me that she was injured and not herself out there.

jacobruiz
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:07 PM
i know. she's a coward. kiralenko was kicking that ugly butt. she fake her injury so she could have a out. what a loser.


No, YOU'RE the coward. Hiding behind a computer, tapping out juvenile hate crap on a message board, trying to avoid the reality of your miserable hate-filled existance.:rolleyes:

@m@nd@
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:14 PM
maria is not the type of player who would retire because shes losing. if she is, she would have retired at indian wells
she obviously did not fake the injury, the pec muscle was bothering her since LA.
a healthy maria s would have beaten maria k, so there was no reason why she'd lose the match if the injury wasnt bothering her

-VSR-
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:17 PM
Ok I don't think she faked it. I was only going by what I read, and seeing that picture. It was obviously a real injury, get better Maria.

Calimero377
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:18 PM
So she faked an injury, so she wouldn't be beaten by Kirlienko. Now I wonder why I dislike her...


The world record holders in retiring in a match are Serena & Venus.

@m@nd@
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:19 PM
The world record holders in retiring in a match are Serena & Venus.
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Sanneriet
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:21 PM
Ok I don't think she faked it. I was only going by what I read, and seeing that picture. It was obviously a real injury, get better Maria.

I think you might be the first person to ever actually change an opinion based on new information on this board:kiss: (at least in my recent memory)

VeeReeDavJCap81
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:26 PM
The world record holders in retiring in a match are Serena & Venus.

Care to back that up with some proof?

tyk101
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:36 PM
pectoral muscles - literally the "pecs"

Calimero377
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:39 PM
Care to back that up with some proof?


Check it for yourself.

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:42 PM
Care to back that up with some proof?

He got that stat out of the same book he gets all of his Steffi Stats "Book Of Buuuuuullshit"... :rolleyes: :lol:

xan
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:43 PM
Maria was obviously injured, having tape on her chest and back of her leg throughout the match. She was also clearly very distressed to have to pull out at 1-2 in the 2nd set, and looked almost to be in tears.

Kirilenko looked very sad too.

JuchuKai
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:47 PM
Btw, what exactly is a 'pectrol'?

M. pectoralis major (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pectoralis_major_muscle)

M. pectoralis minor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pectoralis_minor_muscle)

:wavey:

Spunky83
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:11 PM
"Faked" an injury? Even though I am not a fan of Maria, there´s no way you can say that she doesn´t always try to give 100 percent, doesn´t matter if she´s matchpoints down or injured, she always plays the same. Maria is the player who knows how to go down with a fight (even with a double bagle) and that´s really admirable.

I think accusing her of faking an injury is even a weak thing to say for Maria haters, you can do better;)

VeeReeDavJCap81
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:13 PM
Check it for yourself.

Why should I? You're the one making false accusations. Plus, you usually bore us to tears with useless statistics anyway, how come all of a sudden it's a problem?

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Why should I? You're the one making false accusations. Plus, you usually bore us to tears with useless statistics anyway, how come all of a sudden it's a problem?


He got that stat out of the same book he gets all of his Steffi Stats "Book Of Buuuuuullshit"... :lol: :eek: :p

Pureracket
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:20 PM
Kinda weird how some of the non-Maria fans take up arms for Maria Sharapova about this apparent injury when they have to prove to people that Serena has actually had a FRACTURED ankle. People use Serena's fracture to say she's not in shape. Weird.

WS fans are very nice. :)

Jasmin
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:21 PM
Whatever her problem I just hate when crowds boo players, teams etc. Booing just gets me and I don't even like Maria. I rather not do anything. I may not clap for her but I'm not going to boo her either. This is just me.

actor1
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:35 PM
No, YOU'RE the coward. Hiding behind a computer, tapping out juvenile hate crap on a message board, trying to avoid the reality of your miserable hate-filled existance.:rolleyes:
i dont live for this board you loser. if you spent you money betting on maria in tennis....., you bet on the wrong horse. she's not that good.

actor1
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:36 PM
The world record holders in retiring in a match are Serena & Venus.
twelve grandslams and counting baby.

-VSR-
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:40 PM
Xan read my other post about Maria's injury, before bad-repping me about my previous one. :retard:

Dawn Marie
Sep 24th, 2005, 10:36 PM
Bullshit. If Maria wasn't getting her ass kicked by a prettier Russian who happens to be her friend she would not have retired when Daddy gave the thumbs up. Yuri didn't want Masha losing to Kirlilenko and he thinks that since Masha withdrew with an injury that it may keep Masha keep confident and Maria K feeling like she didn't really win it on her own merit.

Yet Kirilenko outplayed Maria and she will again, with a plain tennis eye, Kirilenko has the better strokes and point setup. She takes the ball on the rise and placed her shots well. Maria K got alot of balls back and she placed them back with accuracy.

If Maria S was winning she would not have retired out of the blue. Maria faked THE EXTENT of this injury.

Krystell
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:07 PM
No, YOU'RE the coward. Hiding behind a computer, tapping out juvenile hate crap on a message board, trying to avoid the reality of your miserable hate-filled existance.:rolleyes:


Thank you Jacobruiz, you're totally on target

Krystell
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Bullshit. If Maria wasn't getting her ass kicked by a prettier Russian who happens to be her friend she would not have retired when Daddy gave the thumbs up. Yuri didn't want Masha losing to Kirlilenko and he thinks that since Masha withdrew with an injury that it may keep Masha keep confident and Maria K feeling like she didn't really win it on her own merit.

Yet Kirilenko outplayed Maria and she will again, with a plain tennis eye, Kirilenko has the better strokes and point setup. She takes the ball on the rise and placed her shots well. Maria K got alot of balls back and she placed them back with accuracy.

If Maria S was winning she would not have retired out of the blue. Maria faked THE EXTENT of this injury.

You seem to be one very unhappy and angry person. Anybody that watches much tennis knows that Maria wouldn't retire without good reason. Especially in the semis of a tournament that she had a good chance of winning, only down one game in the second set. If you could manage to control your jealousy of Maria Sharapova you might have something to say, otherwise you're just running off at the mouth and revealing an ugly nature.

jack daniels
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:10 PM
she was injured :shrug:

selesfan
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:14 PM
I'm not a big fan of Maria's but if she withdrew she was injured, Maria always fights until the last ball is hit and she wouldn't quit by just being down a set. Maybe she looked to her dad because she was afraid to withdraw until he gave the okay to. She must have been in a lot of pain, a pectoral strain really hurts and it must have been hard for her to serve.

Dawn Marie
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:33 PM
You seem to be one very unhappy and angry person. Anybody that watches much tennis knows that Maria wouldn't retire without good reason. Especially in the semis of a tournament that she had a good chance of winning, only down one game in the second set. If you could manage to control your jealousy of Maria Sharapova you might have something to say, otherwise you're just running off at the mouth and revealing an ugly nature.

Wrong. I know sports and people.


Maria never had the #1 ranking pressure. She never had the pressure that she has now, so what she did in the past means nothing once you're at this level.

Maria is ONLY 18 and frankly I don't know her patterns yet. She is fiesty and a great player, but when the pressure is on you things change. 17 with nothing to lose is alot different that being 18 #1 in the world with alot to lose. Again like I said before, having the pressure on you shows me the true champions, and frankly Maria could have played because if she was THAT hurt she wouldn't need her father to tell her that HER OWN body was in pain and that her body had to retire from the match!

No, she was LOSING to a younger and prettier and better Russian while being the #1 player in the world. Her father didn't like it so he told his daughter to pack her tennis raquet up.

morningglory
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:39 PM
Wrong. I know sports and people.


Maria never had the #1 ranking pressure. She never had the pressure that she has now, so what she did in the past means nothing once your at this level.

Maria is ONLY 18 and frankly I don't know her patterns yet. She is fiesty and a great player, but when the pressure is on you things change. 17 with nothing to lose is alot different that being 18 #1 in the world with alot to lose. Again like I said before, having the pressure on you shows me the true champions, and frankly Maria could have played because if she was THAT hurt she wouldn't need her father to tell her that HER OWN body was in pain and that her body had to retire from the match!

No, she was LOSING to a younger and prettier adnd better Russian while being the #1 player in the world.
Hate to have to break in, but that's not true!
Maria's been a set down PLENTY of times to lesser players, like if you recall, that match against Anna C, she finally won 7-5 in the 3rd, but had to pull out against Daniela. Plus, Maria wasn't totally out of the match, the 1st set was 6-4, she could've turned it around, she's done that plenty of times. Yuri made a wise decision, deciding to stop his daughter, whom he knows would have stubbornly continued on and just having to pull out of the next match if he doesn't intervene. I think Yuri did the right thing.
But anyway, believe what you wanna believe... like there's anything I can do to change your mind....

new-york
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:46 PM
The world record holders in retiring in a match are Serena & Venus.

i guess they would have won so much more then if their bodies would have allowed them to. :devil:

new-york
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:47 PM
i hope Maria will be back soon, i was supporting Kirilenko, but i like how she wants to win.

Krystell
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:56 PM
Wrong. I know sports and people.


Maria never had the #1 ranking pressure. She never had the pressure that she has now, so what she did in the past means nothing once you're at this level.

Yes she has, she had it before this match and this tournament, and it means nothing. The pressure would only make her want to try harder, not QUITE without a good reason! She had no reason to quit against an opponent that she's beaten so often before.

Maria is ONLY 18 and frankly I don't know her patterns yet. She is fiesty and a great player, but when the pressure is on you things change. 17 with nothing to lose is alot different that being 18 #1 in the world with alot to lose. Again like I said before, having the pressure on you shows me the true champions, and frankly Maria could have played because if she was THAT hurt she wouldn't need her father to tell her that HER OWN body was in pain and that her body had to retire from the match!


Her father wanted her to quit because obviously he KNEW she was injured before she even went on court and he KNEW that she would keep playing and try to win even if it meant hurting herself more, so he stepped in. He knows his daughter alot better than you do.

No, she was LOSING to a younger and prettier and better Russian while being the #1 player in the world. Her father didn't like it so he told his daughter to pack her tennis raquet up.

She hadn't LOST anything yet, she was only one game away from a level second set, and could have easily turned the match around if she had been healthy, she's done it many times before. No top player, especially a player like Maria that has had good wins and losses already, is going to quit after losing by a close score in the first set, and by being only a game away from tied, early in the second unless they have an INJURY. At 1-2 in a second set the match is hardly WON by anyone yet. Are you sure you watch much tennis? And get your facts straight, Maria Kirilenko is actually a few months OLDER than Sharapova, and it's only your opinion that Kirilenko is better looking. :rolleyes: at stupid people

xan
Sep 25th, 2005, 12:00 AM
No, she was LOSING to a younger and prettier and better Russian while being the #1 player in the world. Her father didn't like it so he told his daughter to pack her tennis raquet up.

You are such a loser!

Maria was losing because she was injured. That's why she had the strapping on her chest and thigh! even then, she was only 2-1 in the second when she retired.

Yuri advised Maria to stop playing because he knew that she always fights to the very end, and would probably worsen her injury, and then have to retire before the Final anyway, ruining the tournament.

hotandspicey
Sep 25th, 2005, 12:34 AM
He got that stat out of the same book he gets all of his Steffi Stats "Book Of Buuuuuullshit"... :rolleyes: :lol::haha: :haha: :haha:

roarke
Sep 25th, 2005, 12:51 AM
Oh please.. all this "Maria is a fighter crap and wouldn't pull out to avoid a loss" crap! Any player who is losing a match they are expected to win will pull out of that match with an injury, fake or otherwise. I am not saying that it happened in this match. I would be the last person to say that she was faking the injury. If you are hurt you are hurt and you can't play, no matter what the fans and foes may may want to happen.
I hope you will all give the benefit of the doubt to the other players as well when they pull out of matches with injuries, visible or not. "What is good for the goose is good for the gander".

xan
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:42 AM
Oh please.. all this "Maria is a fighter crap and wouldn't pull out to avoid a loss" crap! Any player who is losing a match they are expected to win will pull out of that match with an injury, fake or otherwise.

Not all players are like your faves.

Maria has come back from a set and a break down many times. She loves to fight back and win.

waratahsrock
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:54 AM
Bullshit. If Maria wasn't getting her ass kicked by a prettier Russian who happens to be her friend she would not have retired when Daddy gave the thumbs up. Yuri didn't want Masha losing to Kirlilenko and he thinks that since Masha withdrew with an injury that it may keep Masha keep confident and Maria K feeling like she didn't really win it on her own merit.

Yet Kirilenko outplayed Maria and she will again, with a plain tennis eye, Kirilenko has the better strokes and point setup. She takes the ball on the rise and placed her shots well. Maria K got alot of balls back and she placed them back with accuracy.

If Maria S was winning she would not have retired out of the blue. Maria faked THE EXTENT of this injury.

What does Kirilenko being prettier have to do with this?
I also believe having to pull out of a match against a good friend would've been VERY hard for Maria to do, hense Yuri had to step in.

How about you just worry about your own favourite player - who just happened to pull out of the very same tournament, before judging someone who you don't have a clue about.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:57 AM
Seeing Maria play over the last year, I don't believe for one minute that she would fake an injury. She fights until the last ball....a healthy Maria would've pulled out a victory against Maria K.
I don't think she faked it. It's probably one of those injuries that you could literally play with, but to endure the pain wasn't worth it. She could probably do a normal swing, but it probably hurts alot to swing and gets gradually worse.
I don't think she faked it, I mean if she faked this, why not Indian Wells?

I do think this injury is genuine!
Thank you very much for your very supportive posts!

It's painful enough to see the pictures of one's fave being injured, but it hurts even more when one has to read posts accusing his/her fave of faking an injury.
Kinda weird how some of the non-Maria fans take up arms for Maria Sharapova about this apparent injury
I've noticed that and I'm very thankful to them.

xan
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:02 AM
Xan read my other post about Maria's injury, before bad-repping me about my previous one. :retard:

Too late. I tend to read them in the order they're posted. :wavey:

Glad you changed your mind though.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:03 AM
"Faked" an injury? Even though I am not a fan of Maria, there´s no way you can say that she doesn´t always try to give 100 percent, doesn´t matter if she´s matchpoints down or injured, she always plays the same. Maria is the player who knows how to go down with a fight (even with a double bagle) and that´s really admirable.
Thank you very much for your very good post!

roarke
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:05 AM
Not all players are like your faves.

Maria has come back from a set and a break down many times. She loves to fight back and win.

-----------------------------------

I have no favorites. I enjoy the game of tennis period! There are however some players that appeal to me more than others.
Other players have come back from one set down before too and win their matches. She certainly isn't the only one. Case in point Kim against Venus in the 2005 US Open. Maybe you didn't read all the post well but I wasn't saying she faked her injury. I am saying most of her fans who posted here are saying she wouldn't because she is a fighter, and I am saying all these narrow minded responses is a load of crap. ANYONE is capable of behaving contrary to what is considered their normally behavior. Meaning - any player will and can fake an injury if it benefits them is some way.

serenafan08
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:20 AM
I seriously doubt that she faked this injury. It's bugged her in the past, and it's not something that's really treatable. Pectoral injuries are weird; they sort of just have to heal; there isn't much that can be done to aid it. Maria is tougher than a bag of nails; she could have a leg amputated and still be on the court fighting. I think she really hurt herself, and it's unfortunate. Like I said in another thread, I think this signals a need for change in the schedule. There has to be an off-season to allow players to nurse their bodies and rejuvinate for the next season. This is ridiculous.

shadowsecret
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:27 AM
wow seeing how serena and venus fans are also being supportive of maria's injury, maybe it's not that bad after all..we don't have to hate each other! :)

K-Dog
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:53 AM
Maria didn't fake anything. One thinks that they can continue even if they shouldn't, so many times it takes an outside source to break the reality to you. Maria's injury is legit as is venus'.

morningglory
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:56 AM
wow seeing how serena and venus fans are also being supportive of maria's injury, maybe it's not that bad after all..we don't have to hate each other!
:yeah: Note that ONLY SOME Williams fans are the ones creating the bad image. Most of them are nice, decent and friendly, had a chat with one or two of them. Anyway, wish both Venus and Maria speedy recoveries and wish Serena good fortune in her training and getting back on track :yeah:
btw, I kinda like the sisters... Serena, particularly...

blumaroo
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:57 AM
I can't believe how ignorant some people are here. Especially one in particular. SMDH

Knizzle
Sep 25th, 2005, 07:41 AM
So does Yuri telling her to retire count as "coaching"??

azi
Sep 25th, 2005, 07:56 AM
no, i think it is called being a responsible father, thinking of your child's well being....

jacobruiz
Sep 25th, 2005, 07:56 AM
So does Yuri telling her to retire count as "coaching"??

No.

Portobello
Sep 25th, 2005, 08:50 AM
wow seeing how serena and venus fans are also being supportive of maria's injury, maybe it's not that bad after all..we don't have to hate each other! :)

:yeah:

Portobello
Sep 25th, 2005, 08:54 AM
cant believe some peeps so dumb that maria " Faked " an injury :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :retard:

Edward.
Sep 25th, 2005, 10:17 AM
Maria went into the match taped up, implying injuries before the match even started. As she continued playing, the injury obviously got worse, to the extent that she could not continue.

Why does common sense desert so many morons on this board?

xan
Sep 25th, 2005, 10:33 AM
I seriously doubt that she faked this injury. It's bugged her in the past, and it's not something that's really treatable. Pectoral injuries are weird; they sort of just have to heal; there isn't much that can be done to aid it. Maria is tougher than a bag of nails; she could have a leg amputated and still be on the court fighting. I think she really hurt herself, and it's unfortunate. Like I said in another thread, I think this signals a need for change in the schedule. There has to be an off-season to allow players to nurse their bodies and rejuvinate for the next season. This is ridiculous.

*Faints with shock.*

:worship:

serenafan08
Sep 26th, 2005, 05:07 PM
*Faints with shock.*

:worship:
Don't faint, xan. Anybody would have to be blind to not see that Maria is mentally resilient on the court. She can shake off anything and refocus herself better than any player I've ever seen. If she retires from a match, the injury must be real. I seriously doubt that Yuri made her quit because she was losing or any of that other BS that people have said in this thread. I think she really hurt herself, and it's really unfortunate. WE NEED AN OFF SEASON!!! :mad: Well, the players need an off season more than we do. :lol:

DA FOREHAND
Sep 26th, 2005, 05:23 PM
Maria didn't fake anything. One thinks that they can continue even if they shouldn't, so many times it takes an outside source to break the reality to you. Maria's injury is legit as is venus'.


I know that's right. I have first hand experience. I was playing my second match of the day in a tournament played on 103 heat index day, and I lost the first set 5-7, my best friend had to convince me to stop, and I was all "hell no i'm in this he barely won the first set", but as the games went on I realized I was doing more damage. Turns out my friend was right, I cramped up on the way home and had to be taken to the emergency room and pumped w/three bottles of IV fluid.


Better to run and live to fight another day.

Knizzle
Sep 26th, 2005, 05:30 PM
No.

How do you know?

Shooter
Sep 26th, 2005, 05:38 PM
I saw the first set of this match and Maria simply couldnt compete with Kiralenko. There was no injury apparent. I saw both sets and agree with your statements. However, I also think that something must have been wrong with Maria Sharapova if she "couldn't compete" with Kirilenko. Under normal circumstances it would be Maria K. who would have trouble competing with Maria S. Also, Maria K. was using a lot of drop shots which indicated to me that she felt Maria S. was having trouble moving.

SJW
Sep 26th, 2005, 06:24 PM
No, she was LOSING to a younger and prettier and better Russian while being the #1 player in the world. Her father didn't like it so he told his daughter to pack her tennis raquet up.
Dawn stop being such an ass. Sharapova is the younger and prettier Russian :)
Mashenka always fights until the last ball. no way she would fake an injury.

SJW
Sep 26th, 2005, 06:25 PM
wow seeing how serena and venus fans are also being supportive of maria's injury, maybe it's not that bad after all..we don't have to hate each other! :)

more Williams fans support/like Sharapova than the reverse :)

LucasArg
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:01 PM
I don't believe players fake injuries. If Maria S. was Ok she was going to win the tournament, with no competition out there.

I hope she is ok now.

Crazy Canuck
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:03 PM
more Williams fans support/like Sharapova than the reverse :)
Now there is a meaningless statement that can't be proven.

Crazy Canuck
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:06 PM
Dawn stop being such an ass. Sharapova is the younger and prettier Russian :)


Younger? Yes.

Prettier? Er.

SJW
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:07 PM
Now there is a meaningless statement that can't be proven.

in the theme of this board...

SJW
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:07 PM
Younger? Yes.

Prettier? Er.
thats the beauty of opinion baby :cool:

souam
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:10 PM
Younger? Yes.

Prettier? Er.
:yeah:

But she doesn't fake injury. trash talking;

~CANUCK~
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:56 PM
Bullshit. If Maria wasn't getting her ass kicked by a prettier Russian who happens to be her friend she would not have retired when Daddy gave the thumbs up. Yuri didn't want Masha losing to Kirlilenko and he thinks that since Masha withdrew with an injury that it may keep Masha keep confident and Maria K feeling like she didn't really win it on her own merit.

Why would sharapova do this to maria k, they are very good friends. Would Serena when she was #1 in the world ever retire from a match against venus just to make sure venus wouldn't think she was actually beating serena and for serena to keep her confidence. It would never happen. Maria is a fighter and doesn't quit when down for no reason. If she would quit for no reason she would have also "created" injuries last year when she had a horrible time with the likes of mashona washington and mary pierce (when mary wasn't in the best of forms). Maria was obviously hurt, and if anything, i think she would have continued the match to help masha k out, they are friends and it does alot for ones confidence beating the #1 in the world, injured or not.

Cam'ron Giles
Sep 26th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Like I said in a thread that I started...if you did not see the match you have no reason to doubt her injury...She was clearly not herself...All props to the other Maria...but Popova was out of sorts...they said it several times during the Tennis Channel's broadcast.

actor1
Sep 26th, 2005, 09:18 PM
Now there is a meaningless statement that can't be proven.
not me. she's all hype with a tan.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Sep 27th, 2005, 01:51 AM
she's all hype with a tan.
Is she?!

And who is the world #1 this week, by the way?