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Doc
Oct 15th, 2006, 01:25 PM
Hi folks,

Not many Maria fans seem to have been voting on this poll for Favourite Player on the site.

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=267617&page=1&pp=15

It's not official, but I hope more people will vote for Masha.

myxomatosis
Oct 15th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Done and done

Maria Croft
Oct 15th, 2006, 05:02 PM
Nah, I didn't bother, with all the haters on the board she has no change of winning anyway.

myxomatosis
Oct 15th, 2006, 05:32 PM
Come on Jakim, don't let the haters get you down! :dance:

johnoo
Oct 15th, 2006, 05:40 PM
Come on Jakim, don't let the haters get you down! :dance:
I don't want maria to be wta forums favorite player cause most of the posters at this place are a little :weirdo: the only sane one's are us maria fans ;)

Kim's_fan_4ever
Oct 15th, 2006, 07:45 PM
I don't want maria to be wta forums favorite player cause most of the posters at this place are a little :weirdo: the only sane one's are us maria fans ;)
:lol:
Maria's haters have been getting more and more ridiculous recently :rolleyes:

xan
Oct 16th, 2006, 03:25 PM
I voted a while back.

There seem to be a lot of Nicole fans among Maria's voters...

Kipling
Oct 16th, 2006, 06:45 PM
I'm curious, being fairly new to this forum--why all of the hatred of Maria over in GM?

I mean, what is there about her that is unlikeable? She left Russia with 700 bucks to her name, her Dad worked $5 and hour jobs so that she could live out her dream, she worked her butt off in a strange country with no friends. She won the biggest tournament in tennis at 17. She is good looking and brings alot of attention to tennis that wouldn't be there but for Maria. Unlike Kournikova, she is a great player, as tough mentally as any player on tour. At 19, she has two GS wins and 7 trips to at least the semis of a slam. She is well-spoken, thoughtful, intelligent, and respectful of her opponents. In this vein, I have never heard Maria be anything but complimentary of her oppnents' play (unlike, say, the Williamses, who make every excuse known to mankind for why THEY didn't play well and THEY lost the match).

All this, and yet she just wants to be a better player.

Don't people realize that it's _the companies_ that are paying Maria to use her likeness and her fame to sell their junk? When you do great things, you get opportunities. Maria didn't decide to make an "I'm so Pretty" commercial--Nike did. Why do people fault her for trying to make the most of the gifts she has been blessed with?

johnoo
Oct 16th, 2006, 07:58 PM
I'm curious, being fairly new to this forum--why all of the hatred of Maria over in GM?

simply to answer she gets all the attention and there favs get none ;)

Lefty.
Oct 16th, 2006, 08:36 PM
simply to answer she gets all the attention and there favs get none ;)

:lol: Kinda makes me like her more actually, she proves her detractors wrong. :p

Dan23
Oct 17th, 2006, 12:10 AM
We can also list all the horrible things Maria has done according to GM:
- cheated by eating a banana
- broke Tati's ankle and then laughed at her
- shrieked at her opponents so they cant hear the ball
- rigged the draws to suit herself
- didnt give up and let an injured Serena win the YEC from 4-0
- won 2 slams out of pure luck

im sure theres more ;)

Kipling
Oct 17th, 2006, 01:59 AM
We can also list all the horrible things Maria has done according to GM:
- cheated by eating a banana
- broke Tati's ankle and then laughed at her
- shrieked at her opponents so they cant hear the ball
- rigged the draws to suit herself
- didnt give up and let an injured Serena win the YEC from 4-0
- won 2 slams out of pure luck

im sure theres more ;)


Yeah, it's bad. She didn't lose to Serena despite having the flu in the championship match at Wimbledon in '04. And she even dropped the US Open trophy this year.

The shrieking thing is possibly the dumbest criticism I've ever heard. Maria certainly didn't invent it, or patent it, and Seles, the Williamses and several others do it far better. I was watching Dementieva the other day and if you really want to see an affected grunt, it's hers--which occurs *before* she hits. How does THAT happen?

Bottom line is that unless people want to go back to moonball tennis, the women have to hit harder and harder and that takes exertion. I dunno why that's such a hard concept to fathom.

If she were doing it when her opponent was serving, I'd have some sympathy.

myxomatosis
Oct 17th, 2006, 02:17 AM
We can also list all the horrible things Maria has done according to GM:
- cheated by eating a banana
- broke Tati's ankle and then laughed at her
- shrieked at her opponents so they cant hear the ball
- rigged the draws to suit herself
- didnt give up and let an injured Serena win the YEC from 4-0
- won 2 slams out of pure luck

im sure theres more ;):haha:

Don't forget the time she ran over the baby deer repeatedly and then drove off laughing.
Oh and when she kicked that crippled orphan.
Also, I have solid evidence that it was in fact Maria who invented both child labour and the bubonic plague that swept through 14th century Europe.

She also sells crack to children.

stevos
Oct 17th, 2006, 03:38 AM
:haha:

Don't forget the time she ran over the baby deer repeatedly and then drove off laughing.
Oh and when she kicked that crippled orphan.
Also, I have solid evidence that it was in fact Maria who invented both child labour and the bubonic plague that swept through 14th century Europe.

She also sells crack to children. :tape:

Yes, I read those threads. Sickening.
Wasn't she spotted at a Nazi gathering?
Also, she recently was seen stealing candy from that baby with a cleft palette, and shrieked in it's face until it never stopped crying. Terrible.

myxomatosis
Oct 17th, 2006, 04:03 AM
:tape:

Yes, I read those threads. Sickening.
Wasn't she spotted at a Nazi gathering?
Also, she recently was seen stealing candy from that baby with a cleft palette, and shrieked in it's face until it never stopped crying. Terrible.The baby Jesus is crying and so am I.
When will this monster be stopped?

Maria Croft
Oct 17th, 2006, 07:50 AM
We can also list all the horrible things Maria has done according to GM:
- cheated by eating a banana
- broke Tati's ankle and then laughed at her
- shrieked at her opponents so they cant hear the ball
- rigged the draws to suit herself
- didnt give up and let an injured Serena win the YEC from 4-0
- won 2 slams out of pure luck

im sure theres more ;)

:haha: it sounds even more ridiculous summed up like that :lol:

xan
Oct 17th, 2006, 01:57 PM
We can also list all the horrible things Maria has done according to GM:
- cheated by eating a banana
- broke Tati's ankle and then laughed at her
- shrieked at her opponents so they cant hear the ball
- rigged the draws to suit herself
- didnt give up and let an injured Serena win the YEC from 4-0
- won 2 slams out of pure luck

im sure theres more ;)

Oh yes.. (also according to some)

- She was smiling after winning the US Open - so disrespectful.
- She rigged the line judges, so they gave her favourable calls
- She is also the only WTA player ever to take a toilet break during a match!
- and the latest, she went to moscow and defaulted against Chakvetadze because she hates Russia. :confused:

lakan kildap
Oct 18th, 2006, 01:41 AM
if you really want to see an affected grunt, it's hers--which occurs *before* she hits. How does THAT happen?



Nicole Vaidisova's grunt is similar. It's before the strike. But Dementieva and Vaidisova are nothing compared to Mary Pierce's. Mary's grunt, or whatever they call that, also takes place before she strikes the ball, but it also sounds like an "out!" call from a linesman.

Lefty.
Oct 18th, 2006, 03:24 AM
We can also list all the horrible things Maria has done according to GM:
- cheated by eating a banana
- broke Tati's ankle and then laughed at her
- shrieked at her opponents so they cant hear the ball
- rigged the draws to suit herself
- didnt give up and let an injured Serena win the YEC from 4-0
- won 2 slams out of pure luck

im sure theres more ;)

Don't forget about all those faked injuries she's had! :lol:

bellascarlett
Oct 18th, 2006, 03:55 AM
simply to answer she gets all the attention and there favs get none ;)

:lol:

it's also about their faves getting kicked off from the pedestal where they once stood. changing of the guard thing...which is but normal in tennis.

it's much more sickening if you look through the archives before maria won wimbledon and started beating top and average players alike. that's when most i think started to approach maria differently. and w/ every achievement the hatred/jealousy just grows.

all this also i think is connected to how new faves come about for a few especially those players in maria's age bracket. there are a few instances of bandwagoning once a player threatens the despised sharapova.

Dan23
Oct 18th, 2006, 04:52 AM
there are a few instances of bandwagoning once a player threatens the despised sharapova.
:lol: yea...most notably Vaidisova and Ivanovic
not that I have anything against either of those 2 ;)

Dan23
Oct 18th, 2006, 04:54 AM
Don't forget about all those faked injuries she's had! :lol:
..and how could we forget Goldenlox's favourite: Maria demanding to have USA flags on her 18th b'day cake to again show how she hates Russia :o

markspot
Oct 18th, 2006, 05:47 AM
- and the latest, she went to moscow and defaulted against Chakvetadze because she hates Russia. :confused:

Yes, that is unforgivable, she allowed a Georgian to win in Moscow.

~lollipop_girl~
Oct 23rd, 2006, 04:48 AM
:haha:

Don't forget the time she ran over the baby deer repeatedly and then drove off laughing.
Oh and when she kicked that crippled orphan.
Also, I have solid evidence that it was in fact Maria who invented both child labour and the bubonic plague that swept through 14th century Europe.

She also sells crack to children.
:haha: :haha: :haha:
God, just makes me love her even more :hearts:

Shappica
Oct 23rd, 2006, 11:18 AM
:lol: Kinda makes me like her more actually

Yeah me too!!!
Haters do get more ridiculous, it seems they don't know what to do any more! Imagine what would it be like if she won Championships in Madrid!!! :lol: