View Full Version : Shame on you Maria!!

Nov 12th, 2005, 05:11 PM
Okay so I realize that Maria had already clinched her spot in the semifinals so her match didn't mean anything against Nadia Petrova. But couldn't Maria at least try to win last night. I mean , people work hard to earn money and buy these tickets, the least she could do was be alittle bit more considerate. I understand if she doesn't give 100% of her effort cause she doesn't want to get hurt, but she should give atleast 90%! Shame on you Maria!!!!!!!!

Nov 12th, 2005, 05:19 PM
You have a point, but put yourself in her position. Would you bust a gut just to beat Nadia and tire yourself out for the semi's, when there's no need. :cuckoo:

Nov 12th, 2005, 05:22 PM
Leave her alone!!:fiery:

Maria takes enough shit on these boards as it is!

Nov 12th, 2005, 06:05 PM
Excuse me, but Maria makes more money than most of us will ever see in our life time, the least she can do is give people some effort!!!!!!!!!

Nov 12th, 2005, 06:23 PM
are u a maria hater? if yes, please stick to bashing her at GM.. it's bad enough there as it is, one more of your comment won't hurt.

Nov 12th, 2005, 06:30 PM
Excuse me, but Maria makes more money than most of us will ever see in our life time, the least she can do is give people some effort!!!!!!!!!

She did that when it counted - against Davenport, when it REALLY mattered. I couldn't give a toss how much money Maria earns - it's about winning titles. The way she played yesterday was effective and conserved as much energy as possible, as there is also a short turnaround for the semi finals, 18 hours after her match - giving Maria the best possible chance to beat Mauresmo.

Would you rather have seen Maria battle 3 tough sets against Petrova and come into the semifinals tired?

Nov 12th, 2005, 07:11 PM
Sucks for the crowd and I would have been pissed if I was there but Maria did what was best for her chances today.

Nov 12th, 2005, 07:19 PM
I would feel sorry for the crowd, but where were they in the first few days of the tournament?

Nov 12th, 2005, 07:32 PM
Nadia was just way too good today. But hey, good luck to Maria in the semifinals!!

Nov 12th, 2005, 08:39 PM
I wish Maria would've at least showed she cared about that match..... she just jogged to the net after the match was over.... oh well.... :o
Is this one of Yuri's planned tactics?

Nov 13th, 2005, 12:35 AM
Did you see her interview after the match? How tired she was? As well as in today's match against Mauresmo. Well I guess I'm one of the few who cares about the players more than the lousy couple of bucks I've spent on seats...

If you want to blame something, blame the round robin system which causes matches like these where there is absolutely nothing at stake.

Maria Croft
Nov 13th, 2005, 02:40 AM
oh fuck off! If you want to bash you're in the wrong place!

I have respect for what Maria did last night, that must have been tough for her

Nov 13th, 2005, 03:04 AM

Maria doesnt make the schedules and the rules she just plays by them...in her less than perfect condition there was absolutely no point wasting her time and energy for longer than she had to.

Nov 13th, 2005, 04:40 AM
fuck off, hater. maria could do whatever she wants, so suck it up :rolleyes:

id give u a bad rep cuz im pissed today, but ive given out too much bad rep in the last 24hrs..:)

Nov 13th, 2005, 06:37 AM
At least Maria made Nadia earn 30 000 more bucks ...