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msharafan
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:18 PM
just though this would be interesting. who do you think is motivated the most and has that drive and hunger for sucess?

PLP
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:20 PM
I would say Justine, Martina , and Maria are the top 3 at the moment, for various reasons, P

msharafan
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:22 PM
i would say sharapova, she tries so hard out on the court and the grunt says it all!

selyoink
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:22 PM
I'd go with Sharapova. She is always so intense on the court and you can tell she never wants to lose. Justine would be my second choice.

frenchie
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:24 PM
Maria
That is a big part of her success (more than her game IMO)

Apoorv
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:27 PM
I would say Elena Dementieva. not because she is my favourite but if she is not motivated she can not produce such good results with that serve. also she handles her losses pretty well and is motivated to beat that player next time she faces her.

Mightymirza
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:33 PM
Maria
That is a big part of her success (more than her game IMO)
True..very much..But i find her kinda robotic..Too determined with no emotions..Well i guess its just me but she just looks like she never has fun on court...

Marshmallow
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:34 PM
Yet ANOTHER one of your threads, driven towards getting a group of people to give praise to Maria! :o

Cashif
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:40 PM
Martina, after her comeback, she looks so determined.If She wasnt motivated, she would never have comeback..

Maria is also very intense and definitely its her determination which gets her through in so many matches..

fonsito
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:40 PM
Yet ANOTHER one of your threads, driven towards getting a group of people to give praise to Maria! :o


The troll is back :wavey:

bailey
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:44 PM
Maria.

I already said it once: she is so popular, she could just sit down, make some photoshoots and get the money stuffed up her a$$. But she seems to really focus on her tennis and that's what I like when I watch her playing.

ezekiel
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:46 PM
MaSha, her father puts so much pressure on her which makes her fight tooth and nail till the last drop

Mother_Marjorie
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:48 PM
Yet ANOTHER one of your threads, driven towards getting a group of people to give praise to Maria! :o

Oh, stop your whining, "Marsha."

Mother_Marjorie
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:49 PM
The troll is back :wavey:

Yeah, with a slimy trail following him.

rik du chesnay
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:49 PM
maria!!!!!

fonsito
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:51 PM
Oh, stop your whining, "Marsha."


:haha::haha::haha:

Marshmallow
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:51 PM
Answer is Justine. She doesn't care about photo shoots, perfumes, sponsors.. she doesn't get given shoes with her name in gold on them .... she does want to be Paris hilton ... she juts wants to win, and be the best.

That my friends is DRIVE! No-one else should be winning this poll IMO.

fonsito
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:54 PM
She doesn't care about photo shoots, perfumes, sponsors.. she doesn't get given shoes with her name in gold on them

she wouldnt get them even if she asked :tape: :o

Marshmallow
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:58 PM
she wouldnt get them even if she asked :tape: :o

:confused:

Why did you refer to me a troll when i refered to Justine as a pre-op transsexual, yet you can't wait to take a jibe here?

*Wonders whether you have an malfunctioning short-term memory*

:o

fonsito
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:59 PM
:confused:

Why did you refer to me a troll when i refered to Justine as a pre-op transsexual, yet you can't wait to take a jibe here?

*Wonders whether you have an malfunctioning short-term memory*

:o


theres a difference between calling her a transexual and saying the truth

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 22nd, 2006, 05:22 PM
kim clijsters without a doubt in my mind.

mashafan25
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:16 PM
Absolutely Maria. Just watch again Maria's face and hear her shriek, when she won the IW Final last week.It says everything.
And Juju is also a motivated player too, she also fights, runs for every balls and hits them back.Great fighter too, but at the moment Masha is the best! :hearts:

bellascarlett
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:31 PM
I would say Justine, Martina , and Maria are the top 3 at the moment, for various reasons, P

I agree. My list would be Justine first, Maria second, Martina third. Maria is very determined on court but in her matches with Justine, it was clear to me that Justine's experience makes her a slightly better fighter as of the moment. Justine just does not give up and always finds a way to win.


True..very much..But i find her kinda robotic..Too determined with no emotions..Well i guess its just me but she just looks like she never has fun on court...

What does a girl have to do to get some credit around here. robotic? no emotions on court? The girl pretty much leaves it all out there when she plays. She's all about intensity and passion - last i checked, those hardly make a person robotic. And aren't you a Justine fan? Well does she look like she has fun on court? Sometimes even when ahead, Justine looks to be in agony. No offense, like I said above, I admire her fighting spirit and mental toughness.

Dana Marcy
Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:50 PM
Kim :worship:

Brooklyn90
Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:52 PM
this year Martina
overall serena

skanky~skanketta
Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:58 PM
i think justine is. i mean, obviously! it's not about "determined" you look in court. that way kournikova would win this poll. it's about what you do to get to the top. justine bulked up, knowing full-well that without power you wont win. she went through torture to "powerfy" herself. then she worked on her serve over and over again to generate more speed on both the 1st and second serve. she worked hard on her hardcourt game. her forehand which was always the weaker wing that everyone picked on (duh!all she did was spin it back crosscourt) became a formidable weapon. to win wimbledon she's been working harder on her volleys. and her speed increased too. and lets not forget her mental fortitude. she was, along with serena, one of the biggest chokers out there and she worked on that too.

if that's not drive and motivation at it's best, i dont know what is.

-VSR-
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:00 PM
Amelie.

skanky~skanketta
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:01 PM
she wouldnt get them even if she asked :tape: :owrong. during her injury break, she had an amazing photoshoot that even some haters gave good comments on.

No Name Face
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:02 PM
i'm gonna say maria.

~Carsten~
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:03 PM
I think Masha!

eck
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:07 PM
Not sure how the others go, but Justine for me.
She used to go to the fitness room before and after every match, not sure about now.
That's pretty good for me.
Obviously they are also other players that are as motivated or better, but to me, it has to be JHH.

morningglory
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:21 PM
Serena WAS once really, really, really, really driven... but since the question uses the word "is" I'm gonna go with Maria

hablo
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:29 PM
Amélie.
ditto :angel:

MissJessou
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:41 PM
Justine! She uses to fight so hard on court (well, except for a certain AO final!) and I suspect her to also train very hard out court... She has a great fighting spirit ;)

Andy.
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:48 PM
Definatly Masha you can just see it when she competes she hates it when the other player wins points and fights for her life out there

Justine Fan
Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:17 AM
Yet ANOTHER one of your threads, driven towards getting a group of people to give praise to Maria! :o

So?

Justine Fan
Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:19 AM
Oh, stop your whining, "Marsha."

:haha::haha::haha::haha:

OMG that was rib tickling! Marsha!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Justine Fan
Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:22 AM
Answer is Justine. She doesn't care about photo shoots, perfumes, sponsors.. she doesn't get given shoes with her name in gold on them .... she does want to be Paris hilton ... she juts wants to win, and be the best.

That my friends is DRIVE! No-one else should be winning this poll IMO.

Actually "Marsha" :lol: she does get given shoes with her name on in silver or it could be platinum, but I saw them when she played at IW last week they showed a close up of her shoes with her name engraved on them in silver - it was really quite cute - especially on her likkle feet! Ah bless Justine.

Justine Fan
Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:25 AM
i think justine is. i mean, obviously! it's not about "determined" you look in court. that way kournikova would win this poll. it's about what you do to get to the top. justine bulked up, knowing full-well that without power you wont win. she went through torture to "powerfy" herself. then she worked on her serve over and over again to generate more speed on both the 1st and second serve. she worked hard on her hardcourt game. her forehand which was always the weaker wing that everyone picked on (duh!all she did was spin it back crosscourt) became a formidable weapon. to win wimbledon she's been working harder on her volleys. and her speed increased too. and lets not forget her mental fortitude. she was, along with serena, one of the biggest chokers out there and she worked on that too.

if that's not drive and motivation at it's best, i dont know what is.

Allez :yeah:

RJWCapriati
Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:29 AM
Mary

Ryan
Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:32 AM
I think Maria is close to the top. Her game is imposing, but I think it's her work ethic and desire that wins her a lot of big matches.

Serena used to IMO be the single most determined tennis player I've ever seen (I wasn't around to see Graf and Monica at their peaks, but I'm assuming they'd be up there). I remember watching her at the 2002 US Open and just being blown away by how ridiculously focused she was.

Marshmallow
Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:54 AM
:haha::haha::haha::haha:

OMG that was rib tickling! Marsha!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


Hmm...

I have a personal question, but if this is a sensitive issue you don't have to answer. Are you in a Straight Jacket where you are? Seriously.

And lol ... MarJenAll20 strikes again, following me whereever i post. Tell me, do you still think about me after you have logged off... You've even given me a pet name. I don't know how to tell you this, but i'm not interested Maybe you should give your undivided attention to someone ore willing.

:)

Justine Fan
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:23 AM
Hmm...

I have a personal question, but if this is a sensitive issue you don't have to answer. Are you in a Straight Jacket where you are? Seriously.

And lol ... MarJenAll20 strikes again, following me whereever i post. Tell me, do you still think about me after you have logged off... You've even given me a pet name. I don't know how to tell you this, but i'm not interested Maybe you should give your undivided attention to someone ore willing.

:)

Shut up Marsha :haha: :haha:

anlavalle
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:35 AM
I say Momo

ZeroSOFInfinity
Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:46 AM
And lol ... MarJenAll20 strikes again, following me whereever i post. Tell me, do you still think about me after you have logged off... You've even given me a pet name. I don't know how to tell you this, but i'm not interested Maybe you should give your undivided attention to someone ore willing.

Don't worry, he's just joking Marsha... er, I mean Marshamallow :tape: .

bellascarlett
Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:59 AM
Shut up Marsha :haha: :haha:
:haha: :haha: :haha: yeah Marsha please... :lol:

10nisfanofruz
Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:03 AM
Sharapova of course :)
That's what i love about her. :worship:

I believe that other players are determined but it doesn't look that obvious like Maria's case. :shrug:

Dave B
Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:24 AM
The most motivated and driven player is probably someone who plays for a long time and maybe once breaks the top 100. She plays tennis because she loves it and barely makes any money. Now thats determined and motivated.

Berlin_Calling
Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:28 AM
Who picked Serena :haha::haha:

~ The Leopard ~
Mar 23rd, 2006, 04:55 AM
Amelie. Not just because she's my favourite player but because I think she works harder on getting her game right than anyone. She's transcended being a power player to being a complete, all-court player, with power just for when she needs it. She's had to adapt her game to avoid injury (e.g. building a powerful, reliable serve without full movement). All in all, no one puts the time in to really develop new skills and to shape her game the way Amelie does. All her work on her athleticism and fitness is on top of that.

xin_hui
Mar 23rd, 2006, 06:47 AM
i know this thread was started to get a majority "maria" answer, but my answer is justine

tennisrox
Mar 23rd, 2006, 07:01 AM
Serena Williams

alibaby
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:04 PM
Martina, after her comeback, she looks so determined.If She wasnt motivated, she would never have comeback..

Maria is also very intense and definitely its her determination which gets her through in so many matches..
true,yes.and whats even more astonishing IMO:martina still manages to do it all with such an ease!!and i :hearts: these smiles from her,that she brings on very constantly!that shows a true sportswoman:she has nothing to prove to no one anymore,but in the same way,she is so motivated!i think,iits that mixture,which makes her so relaxed on court!! :worship: to have you back,marti-baby....
further on,id say maria s.,no doubt.and not to forget,nadia petrova!IMO,shes very eager and driven on success!!

TeaMMashA
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:09 PM
Answer is Justine. She doesn't care about photo shoots, perfumes, sponsors.. she doesn't get given shoes with her name in gold on them .... she does want to be Paris hilton ... she juts wants to win, and be the best.

That my friends is DRIVE! No-one else should be winning this poll IMO.

Maria is more succesful then Paris and Maria is a famous for the right reasons so that was pathetic :) anyway i voted for MAria she is so intense on the court ive never seen a women player like it!

Kunal
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:22 PM
yea it was a toss up bw justine and sharapova

fifiricci
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:26 PM
I couldn't commit to one. In my book there are four: Justine, Maria, Martina and Amelie. I reckon those four can carve up the GSs between them this year. And this coming from a Kim fan! :help:

alex14
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:27 PM
I picked Martina because shes really motivated and determined on her comeback. Then second choice would be sharapove cause of her amount of intensity.

flyingmachine
Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:53 PM
Justine by a mile.

TonyP
Mar 23rd, 2006, 04:06 PM
This is an interesting topic, but it is very hard to say who is the most motivated about tennis.

Surely, Maria is highly motivated. She wants to make a bigger mark in tennis.

Dementieva? She still needs to over come the choker, bad serve reputation. She desperately wants to win a slam.

Justine is motivated, but not every time, as Australia seemed to prove (some may disagree.)

Amelie obviously felt she had something to prove, and has now won a slam (although through strange circumstances) and is number one again. Her motivation may last for a time, but then taper off.

Martina? Obviously, driven by her own motivation, since she had accomplished so much and was financially secure. So the motivation for her was getting a major purpose back into her life, by returning to a life she loved.

Venus and Serena? It would seem their motivations lie elsewhere these days. I think they always did to some extent. For them, tennis was the means to an end, not a love affair.

Kim? Hard to tell. Her self proclaimed plans to bail out by the end of next year make you wonder.

Lindsay? Motivated to get another slam, but not exactly slitting her wrists if she doesn't. I suspect she is looking beyond tennis more and more these days.

Mary? Hard to say. She is getting older, it is tougher on her body and she has always delt with a lot of physical problems. I think her motivation is dwindling.