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Sefo
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:17 PM
I mean, she loves America and the american tennis needs revigorate, and to revigorate it needs a good story, a simple good player inside top10 wouldn't suffice IMHO (take Roddick's example). Even if Masha's play isn't the best in the WTA, she's certainly the best story out there.

The_Pov
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:24 PM
This debate for the 567284736572965473829567326529573829 time:rolleyes:

ioni
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:24 PM
i don't ! but i do know somebody who will agree with this thing :) but then again it's her choice no matter people will say....

Craigy
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:27 PM
Of course she'll stay loyal to her country!

Sefo
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:28 PM
This debate for the 567284736572965473829567326529573829 time:rolleyes:

Really? And how many of them had a poll?:lol:

supergrunt
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:29 PM
We don't need Masha :p

supergrunt
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:41 PM
and maria doesn't need you....:devil:

:rolleyes: ... :lol:

supergrunt
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:50 PM
Well atleast the feeling is mutual. :)

Derek.
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:57 PM
:rolls:

ioni
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:59 PM
Well atleast the feeling is mutual. :)

right so why are you :rolleyes: :rolleyes: for ? does she needs AMERICA ? no !never mind i just saw something 'offical retard and troll 'so why bother ? are you sure it's offical because my english it's not good but i don't know the word official maybe...?

dreamgoddess099
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:01 PM
Import her? Doesn't she already live here?

XCoco
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:03 PM
This kind of pool had asked many times... :rolleyes:

And Maria won't change... :)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:04 PM
US more likely to nick Michelle Larcher de Brito and Tamryn Hendler :o :o

Paneru
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:07 PM
Wtaworld motto: "Strive forward to new heights of stupidity" :p

vogus
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:08 PM
Masha already belongs to us anyway. It's not really necessary to make it official. Let Yuri and IMG play their games and keep pretending she's Russian if that's what makes them happy.

Stavie
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:13 PM
I said no but not bcoz she'd be a traitor!

supergrunt
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:16 PM
right so why are you :rolleyes: :rolleyes: for ? does she needs AMERICA ? no !never mind i just saw something 'offical retard and troll 'so why bother ? are you sure it's offical because my english it's not good but i don't know the word official maybe...?

I'm sorry. I can't understand what you are trying to say. :p :D

frenchie
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:19 PM
That would be justice!

Sharapova is american. That's a fact!

ioni
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:21 PM
I'm sorry. I can't understand what you are trying to say. :p :D

ok you might be retard and troll but change the word before :p

supergrunt
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:25 PM
ok you might be retard and troll but change the word before :p

what? :confused:

ioni
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:34 PM
what? :confused:

OFFICAL....:rolleyes:

supergrunt
Dec 2nd, 2006, 04:13 PM
OFFICAL....:rolleyes:

what? :scratch: :confused: :scratch:

LH2HBH
Dec 2nd, 2006, 04:51 PM
It would not matter to me either way.

thrust
Dec 2nd, 2006, 05:23 PM
Why would she be a traitor if she becase an American citizen? Russia has done nothing for her, she learned her tennis and makes most of her money here. Actually the USA is her real home, but her still thinks he is Russian and would not allow her to become a citizen-IMHO

Renaissance
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:02 PM
If she was american,it would be more interesting financially for her because her endorsements would be much bigger but she is loyal to her country,even if she loves her life in America she feels herself russian.

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:14 PM
I think the ONLY reason she SHOULD change would be because of social injustices (eg. Navra), but I don't forsee that happening, since she's the most successful women's Russian player EVER....she'd never leave.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:17 PM
what? :scratch: :confused: :scratch:

He/she means your title: Ofical retard and troll

saki
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:19 PM
I don't agree with either option.

She wouldn't be a traitor for changing nationality. Lots of people emigrate from one country to another. There's nothing wrong with that.

But nor is it 'justice' for her to change nationality - that's her decision. If she wants to continue to be a Russian citizen, that's her business.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:20 PM
Why would she be a traitor if she becase an American citizen? Russia has done nothing for her, she learned her tennis and makes most of her money here. Actually the USA is her real home, but her still thinks he is Russian and would not allow her to become a citizen-IMHO

you guys only crying cos you got no one of your own coming thru :lol: :tape:

why not take Justine Henin as well, Pierce :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

why not Bush just start bombing all countries and say join the US or else :rolleyes:

jazar
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:20 PM
even though she has lived most of her life in america i think she is still proud of being a russian. if she did become american the other russian players would dislike her her even more than they do now

Wayn77
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:43 PM
Yes I would agree to the US having Maria. We in the UK could take Franny Schiavone or Patty Schynder or even better Justine Henin Hardenne. America is still a huge important tennis market. For all our sakes it is vital some top talent starts coming through - fast.

treufreund
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:45 PM
Televisions, cars, THINGS are imported. NOT PEOPLE!

Louis Cyphre
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:47 PM
I mean, she loves America and the american tennis needs revigorate, and to revigorate it needs a good story, a simple good player inside top10 wouldn't suffice IMHO (take Roddick's example). Even if Masha's play isn't the best in the WTA, she's certainly the best story out there.

America may want to but she dont want to "change the flag" so its another useless thread. :help:
And she looooves Dubai too so maybe she will become Dubai citizen :lol:

Mother_Marjorie
Dec 2nd, 2006, 07:22 PM
I mean, she loves America and the american tennis needs revigorate, and to revigorate it needs a good story, a simple good player inside top10 wouldn't suffice IMHO (take Roddick's example). Even if Masha's play isn't the best in the WTA, she's certainly the best story out there.

Yes, there aren't any American players which currently have that kind of interest. Maria would make a great American! (even though she will likely never defect).

SloKid
Dec 2nd, 2006, 07:27 PM
Who cares really?
It's an individual sport after all. :shrug:

GoClijsters
Dec 2nd, 2006, 07:31 PM
Even though I like masha alot. I think playing for another country isn't an option. I could agree if she had a boyfriend who's american and if she's getting married. But as long as she doesn't say she and Andy have something going on I feel like she has to stay loyal to her country where she was born. Even if she left it a long time ago, she is still a Russian.

*JR*
Dec 2nd, 2006, 07:32 PM
Of course she'll stay loyal to her country!
You're not, Irish boy! :nerner:

LoveFifteen
Dec 2nd, 2006, 07:34 PM
We don't need Masha :p

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

VenusMashaROCK
Dec 2nd, 2006, 07:39 PM
people are obsessed with sharapova.

Yasmine
Dec 2nd, 2006, 07:39 PM
import her? is she some kind of marketing product to talk about import? :rolleyes: :tape:

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2006, 07:42 PM
I mean, she loves America and the american tennis needs revigorate, and to revigorate it needs a good story, a simple good player inside top10 wouldn't suffice IMHO (take Roddick's example). Even if Masha's play isn't the best in the WTA, she's certainly the best story out there.

Masha isn't an object to be imported. She has said time and time again that she is Russian. SHe's *meant* to be playing Fed Cup for Russia in 07 - get over it, it's a non issue. She's Russian.

LoveFifteen
Dec 2nd, 2006, 07:57 PM
If I left the USA and moved to another country when I was 7, I would still play for the USA and consider myself American. I don't see why people get on Masha's case about this. Haters! :rolleyes:

bellascarlett
Dec 2nd, 2006, 08:20 PM
Masha isn't an object to be imported. She has said time and time again that she is Russian. SHe's *meant* to be playing Fed Cup for Russia in 07 - get over it, it's a non issue. She's Russian.

Exactly...this topic is so several years ago...:lol: :help:

Maria's status as a star player and a champion is far above nationality now...that's the bottom line and her haters can go scream their lungs out, she's already practically cemented her place in the HOF.

Neptune
Dec 2nd, 2006, 09:04 PM
import her? is she some kind of marketing product to talk about import? :rolleyes: :tape:

Yes, the word is inappropriate. Maria is a human not an object.
But,she should play for the American flag. In terms of way of live and of way of thinking, She's American in 100%. Not,this is bad but that just the way it is. How can people believe She's still on the same wavelength with Russia. Even if She will play the Fed Cup, She seems more concerned about what happen in America than Russia. If she would play for America,I would appreciate because it will be more honest.

~Kiera~
Dec 2nd, 2006, 09:35 PM
Would you agree USA to import Masha?

Do we ship her in a box marked fragile? ;)

Sefo
Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:20 PM
How can people believe She's still on the same wavelength with Russia.

Quote from Masha's blog, "Moscow Tales":

I don't get to see real autumn very often, but boy have I seen it this week. Actually, I am very curious to see what the suicide rate here is. I mean I have only been here for ten days, and if it wasn't for today's sunshine, I would have told my bodyguards to put me on suicide watch. Ok I might be exaggerating a bit, but how do people survive in such depressing conditions!!

Well, she's definitely not on the same wavelenght with Russia. Nothing really compares to sunny Florida. No doubt she's fully assimilated to the USA by now.

The_Pov
Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:23 PM
Yes, the word is inappropriate. Maria is a human not an object.
But,she should play for the American flag. In terms of way of live and of way of thinking, She's American in 100%. Not,this is bad but that just the way it is. How can people believe She's still on the same wavelength with Russia. Even if She will play the Fed Cup, She seems more concerned about what happen in America than Russia. If she would play for America,I would appreciate because it will be more honest.

How can she be 100% American, her parents are Russian and she spent 7 years of her life in Russia...yes she is very americanised but there will be strong russian influences on her life.

Veritas
Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:26 PM
The U.S. has 'imported' a number of players in the past - Navratilova and Seles just to name a couple. If Maria switches countries, it'll be the most underwhelming piece of news since Henin beat Clijsters to win the 2003 US Open :p

Neptune
Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:36 PM
How can she be 100% American, her parents are Russian and she spent 7 years of her life in Russia...yes she is very americanised but there will be strong russian influences on her life.
Just read the beginning of my quotation and you will see what I was talking about.
An example:Nicole is born in Germany and spent 6 years in it. But she doesn't feel german at all.
I have the same exemple for a friend of mine who spent her chillhood in Armenia. She doesn't feel Armenian right now and talk a perfect french, has the same way of life than us. She's applying for the french nationality.
I don't saying is bad, but that's just the way it is. :shrug:
And I could tell so much example....

The_Pov
Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:44 PM
Just read the beginning of my quotation and you will see what I was talking about.
An example:Nicole is born in Germany and spent 6 years in it. But she doesn't feel german at all.
I have the same exemple for a friend of mine who spent her chillhood in Armenia. She doesn't feel Armenian right now and talk a perfect french, has the same way of life than us. She's applying for the french nationality.
I don't saying is bad, but that's just the way it is. :shrug:
And I could tell so much example....

I have an Indian friend who lived in India for 8 years before moving to the UK, she still feels Indian even though she has been westernised.

It's different for different people, just because Nicole or you friend don't feel German or Armenian doesn't mean everyone in their situation will feel exactly the same way. Who are you to say that because your friend doesn't feel Armenian, Maria can't feel Russian?

Kart
Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:44 PM
I think it would be pretty mean to put Maria in a crate and ship her.

The least the USA could do is buy her a plane ticket.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:47 PM
:lol: Since when does the USA "import" people :scratch:

*JR*
Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:30 AM
:lol: Since when does the USA "import" people :scratch:
Non-tennis, but... when we need our crops picked, lawns mowed, and a bunch of other jobs we want done on the cheap.
:shrug:

(Plus nurses, etc. even though it leaves their home countries with a shortage of them).

morningglory
Dec 3rd, 2006, 01:06 AM
I don't agree with either option.

She wouldn't be a traitor for changing nationality. Lots of people emigrate from one country to another. There's nothing wrong with that.

But nor is it 'justice' for her to change nationality - that's her decision. If she wants to continue to be a Russian citizen, that's her business.

Agreed. In the future I myself also plan to apply for American citizenship but that doesn't mean I'm a traitor.

Slampova
Dec 3rd, 2006, 01:14 AM
Maria will stay Russian, there's no doubt about that ;) :)

Barrie_Dude
Dec 3rd, 2006, 02:08 AM
She did grow up in the States, Learned the game there and still resides there. Sure, change it baby!

Wiggly
Dec 3rd, 2006, 02:16 AM
Who cares?

Its changes NOTHING in my life and in yours.

DutchieGirl
Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:22 AM
Yes, the word is inappropriate. Maria is a human not an object.
But,she should play for the American flag. In terms of way of live and of way of thinking, She's American in 100%. Not,this is bad but that just the way it is. How can people believe She's still on the same wavelength with Russia. Even if She will play the Fed Cup, She seems more concerned about what happen in America than Russia. If she would play for America,I would appreciate because it will be more honest.

:scratch: It doesn't matter what wavelength she's on. She's playing for Russia, and doesn't want to become an American citizen - therefore she's Russian. Why is it more "honest" for her to play for America? People following tennis know she was born in Russia and lives in the US - she's not being dishonest about anything. If she wants to play as a Russian, that's up to her.

DutchieGirl
Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:25 AM
Just read the beginning of my quotation and you will see what I was talking about.
An example:Nicole is born in Germany and spent 6 years in it. But she doesn't feel german at all.
I have the same exemple for a friend of mine who spent her chillhood in Armenia. She doesn't feel Armenian right now and talk a perfect french, has the same way of life than us. She's applying for the french nationality.
I don't saying is bad, but that's just the way it is. :shrug:
And I could tell so much example....

That's up to Nicole if she wants to be Czech, and not German, it's her choice. Michaella Krajicek was born to 2 Czech parents in NL, spent 9 years of her life there, now lives mostly in Prague, but is still Dutch, and sees herself as Dutch - I suppose you think she should be Czech then?

ioni
Dec 3rd, 2006, 07:44 AM
Quote from Masha's blog, "Moscow Tales":

I don't get to see real autumn very often, but boy have I seen it this week. Actually, I am very curious to see what the suicide rate here is. I mean I have only been here for ten days, and if it wasn't for today's sunshine, I would have told my bodyguards to put me on suicide watch. Ok I might be exaggerating a bit, but how do people survive in such depressing conditions!!

Well, she's definitely not on the same wavelenght with Russia. Nothing really compares to sunny Florida. No doubt she's fully assimilated to the USA by now.

:scratch: well i don't like the weather in my country just as well it rains to much in autumn ,the winter is just to cold in summer too hot ...but that doesn't make me apply for a different citizenship :lol: if i would move in another country were is sunny ? yes :) but still i wouldn't change my passaport :lol: she does have the right to hate the weather you know ? it's not a crime :lol: :lol:

lilimi
Dec 3rd, 2006, 08:52 AM
i doubt sharapova will change her opinion. i think it's important for her to be russian, though she's living in US for so many years.
nevertheless, i think she is such a phenomenon thanks to Americans.IMHO, if she had stayed in Europe, she wouldn't be so overrated (concerning her looks)and the sharamania wouldn't be so high. american brands like her and they impose her to us.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 3rd, 2006, 08:57 AM
Just read the beginning of my quotation and you will see what I was talking about.
An example:Nicole is born in Germany and spent 6 years in it. But she doesn't feel german at all.
I have the same exemple for a friend of mine who spent her chillhood in Armenia. She doesn't feel Armenian right now and talk a perfect french, has the same way of life than us. She's applying for the french nationality.
I don't saying is bad, but that's just the way it is. :shrug:
And I could tell so much example....

big diff there is Nicole's parents are Czech :p :rolleyes:

Jeff
Dec 3rd, 2006, 09:21 AM
right so why are you :rolleyes: :rolleyes: for ? does she needs AMERICA ? no !never mind i just saw something 'offical retard and troll 'so why bother ? are you sure it's offical because my english it's not good but i don't know the word official maybe...?

She might not need America now, but she sure needed America to get where she is now, so I'd hope to never hear those type of words from her own mouth (which I'm sure we wouldn't).

Neptune
Dec 3rd, 2006, 10:30 AM
That's up to Nicole if she wants to be Czech, and not German, it's her choice. Michaella Krajicek was born to 2 Czech parents in NL, spent 9 years of her life there, now lives mostly in Prague, but is still Dutch, and sees herself as Dutch - I suppose you think she should be Czech then?

I was saying that Maria has nothing to do with Russia. She talks as an American, lives as an American, thinks as an American and she's still Russian? Come on,people are blind. :rolleyes: The last time she returns in Russia, it's was since 11 years that she wasn't here! And just read what she said about Russia, you we'll see that she knows nothing about what it supposed to be her "home country". When you love your country, you know a little bit about it.
And I repeat, I have nothing against this fact. That's just the way it is.
IMO, I prefer and I want she becomes American. I think people are just naive to believe that she knows something about her home.

The_Pov
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:31 AM
I was saying that Maria has nothing to do with Russia. She talks as an American, lives as an American, thinks as an American and she's still Russian? Come on,people are blind. :rolleyes: The last time she returns in Russia, it's was since 11 years that she wasn't here! And just read what she said about Russia, you we'll see that she knows nothing about what it supposed to be her "home country". When you love your country, you know a little bit about it.
And I repeat, I have nothing against this fact. That's just the way it is.
IMO, I prefer and I want she becomes American. I think people are just naive to believe that she knows something about her home.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nLVAfVy_JG8

saki
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:35 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=nLVAfVy_JG8

I only speak a little Russian but she's very fluent for someone who hasn't lived there in a long time. I grew up bilingual and I don't speak my parents' language anywhere near that well.

Il Primo!
Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:06 PM
Yes, the word is inappropriate. Maria is a human not an object.
But,she should play for the American flag. In terms of way of live and of way of thinking, She's American in 100%. Not,this is bad but that just the way it is. How can people believe She's still on the same wavelength with Russia. Even if She will play the Fed Cup, She seems more concerned about what happen in America than Russia. If she would play for America,I would appreciate because it will be more honest.

BS!

Let's talk about me. I was born in France, I speak a perfect french, almost all my friend are french, I've got the french nationality since I'm 13
I don't speak at all the language of my parent's country BUT I feel like a member of this contry more than like a frenchman.
So you cannot make conclusions about Maria's case unless you know her personally

Neptune
Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:21 PM
BS!

Let's talk about me. I was born in France, I speak a perfect french, almost all my friend are french, I've got the french nationality since I'm 13
I don't speak at all the language of my parent's country BUT I feel like a member of this contry more than like a frenchman.
So you cannot make conclusions about Maria's case unless you know her personally

Yea, I know. I was telling my conclusion about what she does,what you can see about her,I don't know her personally!!!... ;)
That's just my opinion, I don't think I will change. :)
I just prefer her to be American.

ioni
Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:24 PM
She might not need America now, but she sure needed America to get where she is now, so I'd hope to never hear those type of words from her own mouth (which I'm sure we wouldn't).

can you name the things that America did for her ....??? as far as i know she's more known in EUROPE than in AMERICA :angel: and tennis is a sport more likebale in Europe, people in AMERICA are not so crazy about tennis my guess she would do just fine with or without America but what do i know i can be wrong :angel: and changing her citizenship for what ? beeing nr 1 in tennis in America is not so much as a challange maybe in the old days but nr 1 in RUSSIA where the field is strong is quite :worship::worship:

goldenlox
Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:32 PM
At what age did Seles become an American? What age for Novotna?

ioni
Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:35 PM
i knew something or someone was missing in this usless thread :angel:

xan
Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:35 PM
:scratch: It doesn't matter what wavelength she's on. She's playing for Russia, and doesn't want to become an American citizen - therefore she's Russian. Why is it more "honest" for her to play for America? People following tennis know she was born in Russia and lives in the US - she's not being dishonest about anything. If she wants to play as a Russian, that's up to her.

Everyone goes on about Maria.

But guess who offered to play for Spain in Juniors, and would have taken Spanish citizenship - if they hadn't said "don't bother" - Svetlana Kuznetsova.

ioni
Dec 3rd, 2006, 12:47 PM
Everyone goes on about Maria.

But guess who offered to play for Spain in Juniors, and would have taken Spanish citizenship - if they hadn't said "don't bother" - Svetlana Kuznetsova.

they did a good thing saying no to kuznetsova kind of we train you but we don't take advantage of you ...

The_Pov
Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:45 PM
Yea, I know. I was telling my conclusion about what she does,what you can see about her,I don't know her personally!!!... ;)
That's just my opinion, I don't think I will change. :)
I just prefer her to be American.

:haha: what effect does Maria's nationality have on your life? :haha:

Neptune
Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:48 PM
:haha: what effect does Maria's nationality have on your life? :haha:

Nothing but It seems very important to you for saying this! :p

DutchieGirl
Dec 3rd, 2006, 05:02 PM
I was saying that Maria has nothing to do with Russia. She talks as an American, lives as an American, thinks as an American and she's still Russian? Come on,people are blind. :rolleyes: The last time she returns in Russia, it's was since 11 years that she wasn't here! And just read what she said about Russia, you we'll see that she knows nothing about what it supposed to be her "home country". When you love your country, you know a little bit about it.
And I repeat, I have nothing against this fact. That's just the way it is.
IMO, I prefer and I want she becomes American. I think people are just naive to believe that she knows something about her home.

Yeah, and so what? Maria is a Russian citizen. If she wishes to remain so, it's up to HER - please get over it!

DutchieGirl
Dec 3rd, 2006, 05:06 PM
Everyone goes on about Maria.

But guess who offered to play for Spain in Juniors, and would have taken Spanish citizenship - if they hadn't said "don't bother" - Svetlana Kuznetsova.

yep - I know. ;)

Neptune
Dec 3rd, 2006, 05:16 PM
Yeah, and so what? Maria is a Russian citizen. If she wishes to remain so, it's up to HER - please get over it!
Come on,I know it's up to Her! :lol: luckily for her! I just express my Opinion. How many time I said IMO not IHO?!!! I'm not talking in the name of Maria :rolleyes: I can say what I want,I won't change the world or what she thinks. You take this thread too seriously!

goldenlox
Dec 3rd, 2006, 05:28 PM
Come on,I know it's up to Her! :lol: luckily for her! I just express my Opinion. How many time I said IMO not IHO?!!! I'm not talking in the name of Maria :rolleyes: I can say what I want,I won't change the world or what she thinks. You take this thread too seriously!Don't listen to the retards. Your opinion is as valid as anyone else

RenaSlam.
Dec 3rd, 2006, 05:45 PM
For sure. She is American after all.

streag
Dec 3rd, 2006, 06:02 PM
Don't listen to the retards. Your opinion is as valid as anyone else

Expressing an opinion without backing it up with anything substantial is making fool of yourself. I understand if someone states that he's sure Sharapova talks like an American and behaves like an American but when he says that she thinks like an American then he loses all credibility whatsoever. Not until humankind invents mindreaders can we say that Maria thinks as an American.

goldenlox
Dec 3rd, 2006, 06:14 PM
He said - I just prefer her to be American.
That's his opinion
Then he said-I can say what I want,I won't change the world or what she thinks.

Neptune
Dec 3rd, 2006, 06:43 PM
Expressing an opinion without backing it up with anything substantial is making fool of yourself. I understand if someone states that he's sure Sharapova talks like an American and behaves like an American but when he says that she thinks like an American then he loses all credibility whatsoever. Not until humankind invents mindreaders can we say that Maria thinks as an American.

I'm a girl. Thanks.

streag
Dec 3rd, 2006, 07:09 PM
I'm a girl. Thanks.

I suspected that.

!<blocparty>!
Dec 3rd, 2006, 07:11 PM
Not this dumb debate, again. :rolleyes: Why do people keep taking the bait.

Maria is Russian. The end.

Neptune
Dec 3rd, 2006, 08:45 PM
I suspected that.

What?

Sefo
Dec 3rd, 2006, 09:07 PM
Maria is Russian. The end.

You probably didn't read the title of this tread carefully, wich was Would you agree USA to import Masha?
Some posters have found the word "import" as harsh to be referred to a person, but it shouldn't be, when refferred to a player.

Anyway not as harsh as President Roosevelt's opinion would be over people in the same category with her:

"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. ... The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic. ... There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else."

Or even more caustic, President Wilson:

"Any man who carries a hyphen about with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of this Republic whenever he gets ready."

I'm quite concerned for her.

DutchieGirl
Dec 4th, 2006, 02:53 AM
Come on,I know it's up to Her! :lol: luckily for her! I just express my Opinion. How many time I said IMO not IHO?!!! I'm not talking in the name of Maria :rolleyes: I can say what I want,I won't change the world or what she thinks. You take this thread too seriously!

I'm not even a Maria fan, but if Maria wants to stay Russian I dunno why we have a thread like this EVERY WEEK saying she should be American - why the hell can't people let it go? Nationality is a serious thing, and other people are also taking this thread seriously. And yes, it might be YOUR opinion, but it's NOT going to change the fact that Maria's Russian - so why do people feel the need to keep saying she should be American?

DutchieGirl
Dec 4th, 2006, 02:54 AM
Don't listen to the retards. Your opinion is as valid as anyone else

:haha: Rich coming from you!

DutchieGirl
Dec 4th, 2006, 02:55 AM
He said - I just prefer her to be American.
That's his opinion
Then he said-I can say what I want,I won't change the world or what she thinks.

yeah, and people are allowed to voice their disagreeance with that too.

russophile
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:54 AM
both her parents are russian
that is reason enough for her to be russian

Kunal
Dec 4th, 2006, 07:07 AM
hell no

Sefo
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:45 AM
I wouldn't have a problem she stay russian as long as she's happy and proud to be a russian, and not because Yuri say so.

Slumpsova
Dec 4th, 2006, 12:00 PM
i don't care.

The_Pov
Dec 4th, 2006, 12:59 PM
I wouldn't have a problem she stay russian as long as she's happy and proud to be a russian, and not because Yuri say so.

I don't understand why people think Yuri has a huge control over Maria's life, she doesn't even live with him anymore, she moved out about a year ago and now lives on the otherside of America from him. Yes he has a huge say in her tennis but that's about it.

Could you really see him pickin out her bikini's for her photoshoots:lol:

ioni
Dec 4th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Could you really see him pickin out her bikini's for her photoshoots

only the thought makes me :scared:

athake
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:04 PM
Besides, she's more American than Russian, she yells "c'mon" instead of yelling in her mother language;russian.

ioni
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:18 PM
Besides, she's more American than Russian, she yells "c'mon" instead of yelling in her mother language;russian.

:scratch: sometimes she yells VAMOS that will make her spanish i guess ?? :angel:

athake
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:32 PM
Madrid only happens in madrid :), so we know her "vamos" was fake, "c'mon"s are real. Reflexive words r said in mother language...

Lefty.
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:35 PM
Besides, she's more American than Russian, she yells "c'mon" instead of yelling in her mother language;russian.

Kim yells "c'mon" all the time, is she American? :shrug:

Sugar_Kane
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:37 PM
Besides, she's more American than Russian, she yells "c'mon" instead of yelling in her mother language;russian.

If we're going to be this pedantic shouldn't that make her English as it's an English word:)

ioni
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:39 PM
Kim yells "c'mon" all the time, is she American? :shrug:
:worship:
most of the players yells c'mon lately ...so i guess they all should take american citizenship...:lol:

goldenlox
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:41 PM
Madrid only happens in madrid :), so we know her "vamos" was fake, "c'mon"s are real. Reflexive words r said in mother language...Sharapova has been in the US since she was 7. English is the language she grew up with. Well over half of her life has been in the US. The last 12..

pigam
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:43 PM
let's change the subject to anna K. :angel:

ioni
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:54 PM
let's change the subject to anna K. :angel:

and discuss what ? if she's russian or american ? :angel:

pigam
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:13 PM
and discuss what ? if she's russian or american ? :angel:

no, if she's a real or a fake blonde :angel:

athake
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:23 PM
and discuss what ? if she's russian or american ? :angel:

No discussion, i am bored&wanna make some maria fans angry :)), but i guess i failed :)

Anna K is an iglesias girl, all iglesias girls r spanish :)

Sefo
Dec 4th, 2006, 08:53 PM
I saw the video with the Moscow interview where she speaks a fluent russian, yet with american accent. Her english has good american accent too.
But if she feels russian, that's ok. I just wanted to know if she's confortable with it.

sweetpeas
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:04 PM
Who care"s. Maria very proud of her birth right,.Maria never spoke of that?It all started with the undercover D. Mary C! Maria loves her birthplace.Just be happy for her?

sweetpeas
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:06 PM
No i wouldn"t !We running out space,right now!lol

Warrior
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:13 PM
I saw the video with the Moscow interview where she speaks a fluent russian, yet with american accent. Her english has good american accent too.
But if she feels russian, that's ok. I just wanted to know if she's confortable with it.


I didn't detect any accent.:shrug:

Warrior
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:18 PM
let's change the subject to anna K. :angel:


She was interviewed in Russian recently. And according to the interviewer, she has an accent.

DutchieGirl
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:55 AM
Kim yells "c'mon" all the time, is she American? :shrug:

Yes, ovbiously she is. ;)

DutchieGirl
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:56 AM
She was interviewed in Russian recently. And according to the interviewer, she has an accent.

So she has an accent? Does it matter? At least she can talk Russian. ;)

DutchieGirl
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:59 AM
I saw the video with the Moscow interview where she speaks a fluent russian, yet with american accent. Her english has good american accent too.
But if she feels russian, that's ok. I just wanted to know if she's confortable with it.

Well she's been living in America, so you would think her english would have an American accent. If she had been living in England for that long, she'd have a British accent. ;)

ioni
Dec 5th, 2006, 09:04 AM
no, if she's a real or a fake blonde :angel:

:lol: :lol: well she was born blonde but you know with time the colour has changed so i guess now she's a fake blonde :lol: kiding usually blonde people don't stay forever blonde [ i should know better :angel: ] only in some countries like Germany or Sweden .......now we've changed the subiect ?? :lol: :lol: :angel: :angel: usually look at people eyebrows to know the real colour of the hair .....so now the thread must be closed :) :angel:

ioni
Dec 5th, 2006, 09:04 AM
No discussion, i am bored&wanna make some maria fans angry :)), but i guess i failed :)

Anna K is an iglesias girl, all iglesias girls r spanish :)

:angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:

Shimizu Amon
Dec 5th, 2006, 04:50 PM
She wouldn't be a traitor, but she's a Russian not an American. Even though she lives there and grew up in America doesn't make it normal to become an American. She's a proud Russian who made it in the USA and in the rest of the freakin' world. Hell she's a world citizen, like I am.

*JR*
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Import Masha? She's so American that we'd have to deport her. :tape:

pigam
Dec 5th, 2006, 08:22 PM
Import Masha? She's so American that we'd have to deport her. :tape:

"export" would maybe have been a more appropriate word?

LH2HBH
Dec 5th, 2006, 08:23 PM
I really could not give one shit whether she was American or Russian. I would like her just the same.

Sefo
Dec 5th, 2006, 10:11 PM
I don't understand why people think Yuri has a huge control over Maria's life, she doesn't even live with him anymore, she moved out about a year ago and now lives on the otherside of America from him. Yes he has a huge say in her tennis but that's about it.

Could you really see him pickin out her bikini's for her photoshoots:lol:

Fortunately, he doesn't need to, because the russian and american colors are the same. But if they weren't, I could imagine an angry Yuri tossing out the red, white or blue bikinis from the lot, including starred ones.:lol: