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Bette_Midler
May 12th, 2006, 11:58 AM
By Mark Elkington

MADRID (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova has handpicked seven male models with tennis knowledge to act as ball-boys at the WTA Tour's end-of-season championships in Madrid.

The 19-year-old Russian was the center of attention at the casting event held in a Madrid hotel on Thursday.

A selection panel that included Sharapova, former champion Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario and film actress Natalia Verbeke was invited to narrow down a field of 15 hopefuls.

The male models, wearing white shorts and tight t-shirts, were brought up one at a time and tested on their knowledge of tennis, among other things, in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

A number of contestants struggled to respond correctly to questions such as "What is a tie break?" and "What would you do if a player asked you for a towel?"

Models who could get by in English seemed to win favor with Sharapova, who does not speak much Spanish.

Two candidates were marked down by the world number three after being asked who was their favorite female tennis player.

One replied Amelie Mauresmo and the other Kim Clijsters.

When one failed to name the 2004 Wimbledon women's champion (Sharapova) quickly, he also appeared to get the thumbs down.

The idea to use male models as ball-boys derived from the Madrid Masters tournament which has courted controversy by using female models as ball-girls.

The WTA event takes place in the Madrid Arena in November and organizers say the $1 million winner's check will equal the largest in the history of women's sports.

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=sportsNews&storyID=2006-05-11T172946Z_01_HAR162892_RTRUKOC_0_US-TENNIS-SHARAPOVA-MALE-MODELS.xml&pageNumber=1&imageid=&cap=&sz=13&WTModLoc=NewsArt-C1-ArticlePage1


:eek: :o

G~Playa
May 12th, 2006, 12:05 PM
Lol........

controlfreak
May 12th, 2006, 12:29 PM
lol

I wonder if she likes to choose her men the same way...

TeaMMashA
May 12th, 2006, 12:30 PM
lol

I wonder if she likes to choose her men the same way...

Hopefully :lol:

go hingis
May 12th, 2006, 12:33 PM
lmao, hmm so did the male players go thru the same process when picking their model ballgirls??? I'm sure Marat would have put his hand up for this. lol

this is soooo funny and the funniest thing is it's true.

Bette_Midler
May 12th, 2006, 01:57 PM
One replied Amelie Mauresmo and the other Kim Clijsters.




:eek: :o


as an Amélie fan , that thing make me feel sad :sad:

tenn_ace
May 12th, 2006, 02:20 PM
fairness is obviously not one of Maria's virtues :p

Maryamator
May 12th, 2006, 02:39 PM
fairness is obviously not one of Maria's virtues :p
:lol:

Martian KC
May 12th, 2006, 02:42 PM
wow, at least she's not superficial............................errrr......

drake3781
May 12th, 2006, 02:42 PM
Boo!!! I protest this!!! :ras:

Clarification: I don't protest her choices, I protest the concept and practice of involving male models and model-picking contests in women's tennis.

Dasha_
May 12th, 2006, 03:29 PM
I didn't expect anything less from sharapova

The_Pov
May 12th, 2006, 03:39 PM
I didn't expect anything less from sharapova

I know...she's so great.

bis2806
May 12th, 2006, 05:01 PM
That is so funny how she hates Amelie and Kim, while at the same time it is sad she only selected those she liked based on that. Umm yeah, give people a chance, even those who don't know the 2004 wimbledon champion - i mean that is so 2004.

selesbooz
May 12th, 2006, 05:29 PM
That is so funny how she hates Amelie and Kim, while at the same time it is sad she only selected those she liked based on that. Umm yeah, give people a chance, even those who don't know the 2004 wimbledon champion - i mean that is so 2004.


Yeah when was the last time that Davenport won a slam. If they had said Davenport she might of died laughing :lol:

Just because the artical said that Im sure that wasn't the only reason she would pick them. And if you took the time to read the it she was not the only person picking them :rolleyes:

The_Pov
May 12th, 2006, 05:31 PM
That is so funny how she hates Amelie and Kim, while at the same time it is sad she only selected those she liked based on that. Umm yeah, give people a chance, even those who don't know the 2004 wimbledon champion - i mean that is so 2004.


I don't think it was a case of hating those players, I think it was the fact they didn't pick her.

Yeah when was the last time that Davenport won a slam. If they had said Davenport she might of died laughing

Just because the artical said that Im sure that wasn't the only reason she would pick them. And if you took the time to read the it she was not the only person picking them

:haha:

azmad_88
May 12th, 2006, 05:37 PM
Two candidates were marked down by the world number three after being asked who was their favorite female tennis player.

One replied Amelie Mauresmo and the other Kim Clijsters.

When one failed to name the 2004 Wimbledon women's champion (Sharapova) quickly, he also appeared to get the thumbs down.



Doesnt suprise me because

both of them holds a prefect H2H against her and they are ranked higher than her..

4-0 kim vs maria
2-0 amelie vs maria

bis2806
May 12th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Doesnt suprise me because

both of them holds a prefect H2H against her and they are ranked higher than her..

4-0 kim vs maria
2-0 amelie vs maria

:lol: ROTFLMAO!!!!

Dasha_
May 12th, 2006, 05:49 PM
I know...she's so great.

Yeah, both of them Kim and Amelie are so great, and I can understand why sharapova hates them.... I mean, among many other things, they've been beating her for so many times lately.... And they've been wining tournaments and salms lately also.... And both have been or are thrue #1's.....

I would hate them also.

Rocketta
May 12th, 2006, 05:57 PM
eh, why are they picking male models? :rolleyes:

WhatTheDeuce
May 12th, 2006, 06:01 PM
LOL Maria.

bellascarlett
May 12th, 2006, 06:23 PM
:lol:

and those taking the article seriously...my goodness wise up a bit...:rolleyes:

the article did say "in a tongue-in-cheek manner"...they were just having fun...cut the reading into it far too much crap...

Il Primo!
May 12th, 2006, 06:28 PM
One replied Amelie Mauresmo and the other Kim Clijsters.

When one failed to name the 2004 Wimbledon women's champion (Sharapova) quickly, he also appeared to get the thumbs down.

Frankly,she rules :haha: :haha:

The_Pov
May 12th, 2006, 06:35 PM
:lol:

and those taking the article seriously...my goodness wise up a bit...:rolleyes:

the article did say "in a tongue-in-cheek manner"...they were just having fun...cut the reading into it far too much crap...

Give the haters an inch and they'll take a mile :rolleyes:

Teemu
May 12th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Yeah, both of them Kim and Amelie are so great, and I can understand why sharapova hates them.... I mean, among many other things, they've been beating her for so many times lately.... And they've been wining tournaments and salms lately also.... And both have been or are thrue #1's.....

I would hate them also.


They're all great, and none of 'em hates eachother. You on the other hand, heh, lighten up. It's a fun article, but there's always some jackass hater to twist it and turn it. Can't you find a quiet way to waste your time?


:rolleyes: at all the stuff Maria has to do. :) Wish to see her on court soon.

AsGoodAsNew
May 12th, 2006, 07:40 PM
:lol:

and those taking the article seriously...my goodness wise up a bit...:rolleyes:

the article did say "in a tongue-in-cheek manner"...they were just having fun...cut the reading into it far too much crap...
Thank goodness! Next there will be an article saying Marat is becoming a model and/or a ball boy!

bellascarlett
May 12th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Thank goodness! Next there will be an article saying Marat is becoming a model and/or a ball boy!

:lol: at Marat's name popping up into this discussion. But Oh Marat will make a great model! He's even better looking than most out there. :p I dunno about being a ballboy though...imagine him bending and squatting or whatever the hell the ballboys do on court....

CanadianBoy21
May 12th, 2006, 07:54 PM
We want to see the cute models. :lol:
Pics please of the winner. :lol:

selesbooz
May 12th, 2006, 07:57 PM
eh, why are they picking male models? :rolleyes:

Because the Atp tournment has female models as ball boys :devil:

Sandra.P
May 12th, 2006, 07:59 PM
Whoever the models were that responded Amélie Mauresmo and Kim Clijsters, I love them :cool:

Elisse
May 12th, 2006, 10:16 PM
Doesnt suprise me because

both of them holds a prefect H2H against her and they are ranked higher than her..

4-0 kim vs maria
2-0 amelie vs maria


hahahhahaha :lol: :devil:

Elisse
May 12th, 2006, 10:25 PM
as an Amélie fan , that thing make me feel sad :sad:

awwwwwwwwww

:hug: :kiss: @ gabrielle


Honestly, I'm not at all surprised by anything Maria does these days! :rolleyes: She really is a great representative for the WTA and for good sportsmanship! :tape:

Yonexforever
May 12th, 2006, 10:28 PM
It Was All In Good Fun... Lighten Up People......!!
Jeez.

LH2HBH
May 12th, 2006, 11:52 PM
Fantastic! All of the haters of this story are probably ugly anyway!

Rocketta
May 13th, 2006, 01:24 AM
Because the Atp tournment has female models as ball boys :devil:

well that's the reason why they shouldn't do it....:shrug:

drake3781
May 13th, 2006, 01:28 AM
Fantastic! All of the haters of this story are probably ugly anyway!

I'm not ugly. And what if I were?... would my opinion be without value? Do you only care about good looking people? Did I criticize you personally for your opinion?