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bucklemyshoe
Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:51 PM
mariasharapova.com

Maria Sharapova is sad to announce that she will not be able to compete in her next two events, the Family Circle Cup in Charleston and the Fed Cup matches, representing Russia against Spain, in Moscow. Maria has a message for her fans and supporters:

I haven't wanted to talk a lot about my injuries, but I'm afraid it has become obvious that I am having some problems with my right shoulder and left hamstring. I hurt my shoulder right before I started playing in Hong Kong, and kept hoping that I could work through it. I was told by doctors I had pretty severe inflammation, but decided to give it a shot. I think the anti-inflams and treatment helped me get through H.K and Australia. Unfortunately, my shoulder hasn't been able to be normal on its own, without the medicine.

My doctors have a positive outlook, despite telling me I cannot play for a while. They said I must drop out of the next two events, but they are confident that, with five or six weeks of rest, I will be ready for the next events. I am especially bummed about the Fed Cup, as I was looking forward to playing in Moscow, and representing my country in a team environment for the first time. I will be speaking with the Russian Federation soon about future matches. The Family Circle Cup is always a great event, and a tournament I look forward to competing in again.

It's difficult for me to take time off from tennis, but the first thing is my health and that's something that I have made a big priority in my career. I can only look forward to getting back on the court ASAP. Thanks, as always, for your support.

stefi62
Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:55 PM
No Fed Cup for Maria!

timafi
Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:56 PM
april fool's joke again?:unsure: :unsure:

Nicolás89
Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:56 PM
hope is nothing serious, maybe thats why she is struggling that much with her serve? is a possibility :shrug:

Craigy
Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:57 PM
Poor Maria :sad:

Conor
Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:58 PM
:rolleyes: Oh well! What can ya do....

RG Moonballer
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:01 PM
It is serious, that's the reason she's been palying so awful lately.

Wish her the best of luck.

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:01 PM
that's too bad...get some rest!

xan
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:03 PM
Drat! :fiery:

I knew something was wrong with Maria, the way she's been serving recently. It's just not Maria - putting in 90 mph first serves.

Get well soon, Masha. :hearts:

stkenyi
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:03 PM
This definitely explains the service woes. Get well maria.

sundoulos
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:08 PM
The injury card. Don't practice and rest. Mandatory play doesn't kick in yet.

thrust
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:13 PM
Assuming this is true, it would explain why Maria has done so poorly lately. It was obvious her play during the whole AO was well below her usual standard. Hope she gets well soon.

frontier
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:15 PM
another excuse!

Frode
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:16 PM
Hope to see You back at 100%!

stkenyi
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:16 PM
She didn't say she was injured in Oz.

Emina.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:17 PM
Finally!!! very wise decision thanks God at least we know the truth now .

Masha,get well soon :hug:

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The Daviator
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:18 PM
Get well soon Maria :hug:

But if she was injured she really should have skipped Tokyo and IW :shrug:

LDF
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:18 PM
:sad:

Get well soon, Maria :awww: :hug:

Nicolás89
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:18 PM
She didn't say she was injured in Oz.

she doesnt like to make excuses besides she retired in tokyo

ioni
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:19 PM
bye bye Maria !

Poova
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:20 PM
Well I'm glad that we now know why she's been struggling so much this year. :o

Get well soon Masha my dear :hug:

cheo23
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:31 PM
Get well soon Maria :hug:

But if she was injured she really should have skipped Tokyo and IW :shrug:

definetly!!!!:rolleyes: :weirdo: :smash:

GET IT TOGETHER MISS MARIA SHARAPOVA!!!!!:o

vejh
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:34 PM
This explains alot!!

I think she tried to fulfill her requirements as much as possible as well as maintain a top ranking. But it IS a good idea to rest as much as possible. Shoulder probs and left hammy probs..arms and legs. 5-6 wks of rest, wow.

So Henin, Pova and Momo have health concerns serious enough to keep themout for at least a month. KC is retiring. Who's next, Sveta?

This is a good time for other players to fill in the gap.

Ferosh
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:35 PM
Get well soon, Maria.

Tennis-Chick
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:36 PM
Never thought she would play for Russia anyway....

blumaroo
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:38 PM
Russia didn't need her for the tie against Spain.
A healthy Maria is more valuable in a more difficult tie anyways.
Hope she heals physically and mentally. I like both Justine and Serena, but two players dominating the tour is boring.

Marcell
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:41 PM
Doesn't this mean that Maria wouldn't be able to participate in the Olympics?

Randriantastic!
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:43 PM
Well, honestly, she should have pulled out of tournaments a while ago if she was that injured, instead of double-faulting her way through a month. Hope she gets better soon.

Kipling
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:44 PM
Get well soon Maria :hug:

But if she was injured she really should have skipped Tokyo and IW :shrug:


I agree, but Masha is a fighter, and hindsight is always 20/20. Nobody who is that competitive wants to admit that they aren't up to the task. It's hard for an athlete to accept that they need to let their body heal.

I wonder when it happened. From watching the live T&S at the AO and seeing the Hong Kong matches on TV, it was obvious that Maria didn't even enter 2007 healthy. Her serve was off in pace from the beginning of the year. That means that something happened at the YEC or the weeks immediately before or after it. (Did she get hurt swinging on vines in Costa Rica?)

It doesn't matter now. I just want Maria healthy and happy again. If that takes awhile, so be it.

Follow Doc's advice, Masha--your return will be worth the wait!

AcesHigh
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:46 PM
I'm no one to doubt this injury, but c'mon, what is Maria thinking??

If she was injured, it definitely was a dumb move to keep playing. I hope she gets well enough by the time Roland Garros comes around.

goldenlox
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:46 PM
This is why she said she was "excited" to play Fed Cup against Spain. Because she knew all along she wasn't going to play.
I knew she wasn't going to play also. Dementieva knew all along.

Dexter
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:47 PM
Not surprising at all. I doubt she's gonna play on clay like last year before RG.

Yonexforever
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:48 PM
I agree, but Masha is a fighter, and hindsight is always 20/20. Nobody who is that competitive wants to admit that they aren't up to the task. It's hard for an athlete to accept that they need to let their body heal.

I wonder when it happened. From watching the live T&S at the AO and seeing the Hong Kong matches on TV, it was obvious that Maria didn't even enter 2007 healthy. Her serve was off in pace from the beginning of the year. That means that something happened at the YEC or the weeks immediately before or after it. (Did she get hurt swinging on vines in Costa Rica?)

It doesn't matter now. I just want Maria healthy and happy again. If that takes awhile, so be it.

Follow Doc's advice, Masha--your return will be worth the wait!

Swinging from vines in Costa Rica?
You are a hoot!
Too funny........ I think her shoulder has never healed 100% and she has felt compelled to fulfill all her contractual obligations. It also appears to me that she has sorta been filling out more, and her height is making it a tough transition hence the hamstring problem as well.
Yes she came in for a consult!
:rolleyes:

John.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:50 PM
Looks like she will miss the clay again this year with the exception of RG

Emina.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:52 PM
theres Rome...:)

Slumpsova
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:54 PM
oh my she's finally dumped the Russian team. poor Tapischev :haha:
i bet Myskina is laughing her ass off somewhere :rolls:

Rocketta
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:54 PM
I'm one to take players at their word, so I suspect Maria is struggling with injuries right now BUT if she was told to rest and not play for awhile I highly doubt she would play Tokyo (a meaningless tourney in the grand scheme of things) and then when she did decide to play Tokyo, I would think with having to retire that she would've taken her rest then, then when she lost early in IW, etc..etc..

At best she's being 100% honest and well be back brand new in 6 weeks or at the worst she's selling us a bill of goods and she's just taking the time to get her game back in order. :shrug:

vejh
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:55 PM
Maria tried to do the smart thing. Last year she missed the clay court season so she has no pts to defend there. But from AO to Miami she had a load of pts to defend. It would make sense to try and defend those pts and if push come to shove, sacrifice the clay courts again. Furthermore, she knows she has a better chance of acheiving more pts on hard court than clay.

She also probably thought she would get better in the interim, but it's not. So what better time to give it some real time to heal.

Something happened b/w YEC and HK it seemed (duhh...she said this.lol). I wonder how she hurt it?

treufreund
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:55 PM
Get well soon, Masha!

Emina.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:57 PM
That means that something happened at the YEC or the weeks immediately before or after it. (Did she get hurt swinging on vines in Costa Rica?)


it might have happened in the off-season indeed :awww:

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Nicolás89
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:57 PM
This is why she said she was "excited" to play Fed Cup against Spain. Because she knew all along she wasn't going to play.
I knew she wasn't going to play also. Dementieva knew all along.

yes she injured herself only to have an excuse to not play the fed cup:rolleyes:

Jakeev
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:59 PM
another excuse!

If it was another excuse she would have already talked about it. Don't be a bitch.:mad:

Emina.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:02 PM
another excuse!

:rolleyes: :o

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goldenlox
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:10 PM
When she said she was excited to play Fed Cup , she already knew she was injured and not going to play it.
She's never played Fed Cup. And that's still the case.

Chrissie-fan
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:10 PM
Get well soon, Maria.:hug:

Kipling
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:14 PM
Swinging from vines in Costa Rica?
You are a hoot!



I recall reading somewhere that she was supposed to be doing something physical and adventurous down there during her vacation. I don't know what. Whether she hurt herself or not is just my idle speculation. I didn't intend that to be serious.

I do suspect that she injured her shoulder doing something between 2006 YEC and Hong Kong 2007, however. I know it was only an exhibition, but she was very off-form in HK. And never on-form since. Nobody watching her at the YEC in '06 and this year could conclude that her serving is anywhere near the same.

It's OK--she's young. Her body will mend. I'm just glad she didn't try to play a few more months with it and really mess herself up.

gmak
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:16 PM
:sad:

mauresmofan
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:17 PM
Well that would explain what's happened to her serve.

Apoleb
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:18 PM
Not surprising. Injured or not, she should take time to get her game back together. Losses like the ones she had in the last couple of weeks are killing her confidence.

améliemomo
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:19 PM
hope her to recover and come back to the tour as her best,even if she is not one of my favorite,the Tour needs her.

The Dawntreader
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:21 PM
Who knows whether she's as injured as she makes out, but this break she's taking is for mental issues rather than anything physical...........

RenaSlam.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:21 PM
:sad:

Emina.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:23 PM
I recall reading somewhere that she was supposed to be doing something physical and adventurous down there during her vacation. I don't know what. Whether she hurt herself or not is just my idle speculation. I didn't intend that to be serious.

I do suspect that she injured her shoulder doing something between 2006 YEC and Hong Kong 2007.

she said it herself she went swinging through the jungle.

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Pilongo
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:26 PM
No Lena, no M$. :(
This FedCup tie is going to be a bore.
Be careful Russia maybe we'll have a chance to win too.

Princeza
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:27 PM
No Lena, no M$. :(
This FedCup tie is going to be a bore.


True that sucks:(

RJWCapriati
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:40 PM
wow

schorsch
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:41 PM
i hope she'll play in the next tie then, because russia is going to win against spain ;-) we've still got pet kuz saf chak etc etc...

schorsch
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:42 PM
i have to admit i have the same problem right now, but in my wrist... and i still am playing. i just cant stop... its hard to stop :/ but it's better now. still it sometimes flares up here and there... i dont know, i just wanna play.

Volcana
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:43 PM
She didn't say she was injured in Oz.
She said she injured it in Hong Kong. Isn't there an exo there before OZ?

jazar
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:45 PM
stupid to try and play through injuries. she should've rested and now she is paying the price. hopefully now she will get all th rest she needs and not comeback too early

Neptune
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:47 PM
To play with an injury is certainly the worst idea a tennis player will never have but Maria did it.Anyway, get well soon and think before playing the next time.

Effy
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:53 PM
i have to admit i have the same problem right now, but in my wrist... and i still am playing. i just cant stop... its hard to stop :/ but it's better now. still it sometimes flares up here and there... i dont know, i just wanna play.

take care of yourself :hug:

darrinbaker00
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:54 PM
After what Serena did to her at Melbourne and Miami, I think Maria's most serious injury is a bruised ego. ;)

woosey
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:57 PM
:rolleyes:

if people believe all of this, i've got a bridge over the pacific ocean to sell you.

whateva...chick has gotten dusted fair and square.

what really needs repairing and healing is her ego.

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:59 PM
IF this is true...and I do mean IF...,

I will continue with my prediction that, by end of year, Shapo will be announcing shoulder surgery...

IF the above is true.

Effy
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:01 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

whatever you, haters, think :rolleyes:
we just want our Maria be healthy and dont care what do you think about her injury :wavey:

Poova
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:02 PM
Wow, some people on this board are complete idiots. :) :rolleyes:

goldenlox
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:05 PM
She knew she was playing with this injury, it's obviously not a terrible injury.
And she knew all along she was taking this rest between Miami and RG.
Anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves.
She was never playing this Fed Cup tie.

Effy
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:08 PM
She was never playing this Fed Cup tie.

big deal! this FedCup is not that important. It's health that is realy that she should take care of

Effy
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:10 PM
and plz stop repeating Fed Cup Fed Cup! so what??

Wow, some people on this board are complete idiots.

sure!!

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:11 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

whatever you, haters, think :rolleyes:
we just want our Maria be healthy and dont care what do you think about her injury :wavey:


What a friggin' baby!!!

:lol: I can't believe you bad repped me for simply stating my opinion about her serving woes!! :eek: :eek: :rolleyes:

And also, I'm not a hater. I LIKE Maria. I really admire her game and how she carries herself at such a young age. I've said this MANY times.

I'm simply following the logic of IF she has these problems and they continue to hurt her game, then she may have to look at an invasive corrective solution. My gosh, is that all it takes to get b'repped by you, a simple opinion?

You ought to be happy I don't share the opinion of many of my fellow WS fan's that their is NOTHING wrong with her physically and that it's all in her head.

for the record though, I've never given much weight to the "hamstring" problem. I've always thought it was a shoulder problem and have said as much.

Marcell
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:11 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't Maria's shoulder injury a wrong diagnosis? I thought they said it was a dislocated rib.

schorsch
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:13 PM
She knew she was playing with this injury, it's obviously not a terrible injury.
And she knew all along she was taking this rest between Miami and RG.
Anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves.
She was never playing this Fed Cup tie.

you're acting like it was her duty to play fedcup. it isnt, but it is her right. so whatever she does is fine. i still think she will play fedcup, but i dont know when. well, i guess before the olympics. on clay and in this condition it wouldn't be the best idea anyways.

darrinbaker00
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:13 PM
big deal! this FedCup is not that important. It's health that is realy that she should take care of
Maria agreed to play Fed Cup before she got hurt, so it was obviously important to her. ;)

goldenlox
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:14 PM
Believe me, she's just taking a rest. She could play this week if she wanted to. Just like she played IW and Miami.
She's resting up for now

Effy
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:15 PM
I can't believe you bad repped me for simply stating my opinion about her serving woes!!

I didnt bad rep you :sad: anyways, sorry :wavey:

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:16 PM
Oh well Sharapova's chance of winning RG this year has gone out the window.

But she won't be losing any points considering she didnt play any of the clay season last year.
As a two seed she could still sneak into a QF or maybe even a SF.

Effy
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:18 PM
Believe me, she's just taking a rest.

ok, if you say so :rolleyes: :wavey:

Marcell
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:18 PM
Have a good rest, Maria :)
5 or 6 weeks of rest, the main thing is that she will be in form for the French Open ;)
(that explains why she served so badly lately, but even with a injured shoulder, she succeeded in beating Venus :eek: )


Now you open the door. Don't be surprise when the backlash begins. Venus has nothing to do with this.

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:19 PM
I didnt bad rep you :sad: anyways, sorry :wavey:

Sorry for what.
Someone just basically insinuated getting a surgery with 8-24 month recovery where a player may never be the same and may never win another slam.
Grow some balls. :p

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:20 PM
Ho-hum. I wrote in the Justine thread TWO DAYS AGO about her dropping out of Charleston that I fully expected Shrieky to pull out too.

First of all, isn't Charleston played on green clay? Is it har-tru? Which is totally different from the red European clay of the French Open.

Also, there is very little prep time to transition from hard courts to clay between Miami and Charleston. So its tactically smart to withdraw from that tournament, start practicing either here in the US (since it's Maria's true home) OR more smartly, begin practicing in EUROPE for the spring season.

I expect that Serena might withdraw too. I hope not, now that she doesn't have to face the big guns on clay. But it makes sense. The only people that I really expect to play Charleston are those needing a paycheck or more match play.

This is completely expected and TACTICAL!

Emina.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:22 PM
Sorry for what.
Someone just basically insinuated getting a surgery with 8-24 month recovery where a player may never be the same and may never win another slam.
Grow some balls. :p

exactly and that person says he/she likes Maria :rolleyes: :o

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Bijoux0021
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:22 PM
Have a good rest, Maria :)
5 or 6 weeks of rest, the main thing is that she will be in form for the French Open ;)
(that explains why she served so badly lately, but even with a injured shoulder, she succeeded in beating Venus :eek: )
Yes, beating Venus should keep Sharapova's hype-machine running for the next 5 or 6 weeks while she's resting from the two straight beatdowns Serena gave her.

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:24 PM
I didnt bad rep you :sad: anyways, sorry :wavey:

My bad, tennis girl. You didn't.

Forgive my knee jerk reaction.

It was "Maria Kim" who did it and didn't even have the decency to say why.

But again, sorry, I should have looked before I leaped.

And here's a g'rep for bein' so mature about it.

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:26 PM
After what Serena did to her at Melbourne and Miami, I think Maria's most serious injury is a bruised ego. ;)

She may have some strain, but anyone who follows the game sees the tactics in skipping more US tennis for European practice.

I didn't hear Shriek complaining about her injuries when she beat Venus.

On the other hand, I too thought that she hasn't looked really really fierce since YEC. I thought it was maybe the stress getting to her, since after YEC the players all take a vacation. Unless she hurt herself in practice. In that case, why would her handlers have her play until she was ready?!

I buy that perhaps she's had some strain, but read my previous post for why I *really* think she's withdrawn from Charleston. Tactics, baby, tactics! And again, I predicted this a couple of days ago without knowing of any supposed injuries.

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:30 PM
Sorry for what.
Someone just basically insinuated getting a surgery with 8-24 month recovery where a player may never be the same and may never win another slam.
Grow some balls. :p

I merely INSINUATED surgery. YOU are the one that slimed the issue with a doom and gloom projection. :rolleyes:

I don't know if you're aware of it, but there are a multitude of types of shoulder surgery, many of which only requiring a few weeks of rehab.

Check the facts before YOU start predicting doom and gloom.

Hell, if a surgery could correct and help her, it could be the BEST THING!!!

So don't try to speak for me. If I mean it, I'LL say it.

°H@wk-€ye
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:42 PM
I do not have anything against Venus and Serena, quite on the contrary :)
Their return is great for tennis. :worship:

(Thx Wannabeknowitall ;) )

woosey
Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:16 PM
:lol:

jacobruiz
Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:21 PM
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Yes, beating Venus should keep Sharapova's hype-machine running for the next 5 or 6 weeks while she's resting from the two straight beatdowns Serena gave her.


Maria beat Venus, get over it.:rolleyes:

Not surprised that Maria wasn't talking much about injuries because she just doesn't. She isn't like some players who talk in great detail about every ache and pain and are always quick to whip out the injury excuse after losing. Maybe the specialist who helped her with her displaced rib injury could help her now. I just hope she gets the help and rest she needs to get back to her old self - it's been so painful watching her struggle like she has.

DavidEllul
Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:25 PM
Get well soon Maria, u r a big girl :)

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:35 PM
Most of us saw this coming, I don't think she's CRITICALLY injured otherwise she wouldn't have been playing since AO. Although I do think something is wrong because her serve has just been crap pretty much the entire year. She'll most likely be back by the French with her serve back to how it was.

Emina.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:40 PM
Not surprised that Maria wasn't talking much about injuries because she just doesn't. She isn't like some players who talk in great detail about every ache and pain and are always quick to whip out the injury excuse after losing. Maybe the specialist who helped her with her displaced rib injury could help her now. I just hope she gets the help and rest she needs to get back to her old self - it's been so painful watching her struggle like she has.

supergirls dont cry :) im confident she'll be back soon !!

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Sefo
Apr 2nd, 2007, 09:29 PM
I guess she injured herself before the match against Justine at the YEC.(Don't jump at me) Too well played round robin without dropping a set, and then awfully played semifinal.

She should've stayed home after the AO until Miami, like Serena did. Doctors also said after Tokyo she need only 2-3 weeks, but we saw it was never enough.
Get well soon Masha.

vejh
Apr 2nd, 2007, 09:46 PM
She said she injured herself after the YEC (right before HK). Ju gave her the fits in that semi, and she was nervous. Her serve or game was nowhere as bad as it was when she started 2007.

Sefo
Apr 2nd, 2007, 09:56 PM
Yes, but it's just strange if she injured herself during the holiday training.:scratch:

gocanadago
Apr 2nd, 2007, 09:58 PM
Maria :sad:

P_Fer
Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:08 PM
Maria :sad: Get well soon

PLP
Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:13 PM
mariasharapova.com

Maria Sharapova is sad to announce that she will not be able to compete in her next two events, the Family Circle Cup in Charleston and the Fed Cup matches, representing Russia against Spain, in Moscow. Maria has a message for her fans and supporters:

I haven't wanted to talk a lot about my injuries, but I'm afraid it has become obvious that I am having some problems with my right shoulder and left hamstring. I hurt my shoulder right before I started playing in Hong Kong, and kept hoping that I could work through it. I was told by doctors I had pretty severe inflammation, but decided to give it a shot. I think the anti-inflams and treatment helped me get through H.K and Australia. Unfortunately, my shoulder hasn't been able to be normal on its own, without the medicine.

My doctors have a positive outlook, despite telling me I cannot play for a while. They said I must drop out of the next two events, but they are confident that, with five or six weeks of rest, I will be ready for the next events. I am especially bummed about the Fed Cup, as I was looking forward to playing in Moscow, and representing my country in a team environment for the first time. I will be speaking with the Russian Federation soon about future matches. The Family Circle Cup is always a great event, and a tournament I look forward to competing in again.

It's difficult for me to take time off from tennis, but the first thing is my health and that's something that I have made a big priority in my career. I can only look forward to getting back on the court ASAP. Thanks, as always, for your support.

:sad:

Masha!!!

Well, she is doing the right thing by taking time to recover, but she will be missed!!!

Couver
Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:19 PM
Hopefully she gets well and is good to go for the rest of the season. It's never good when so many of the top players get injured.

frontier
Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:39 PM
this is the beginning of maria's struggles,she not only struggling physically but psychologically too.this will stay with her for some time dont be surprised to see her slipping in ranking and form.she is now realising that you are as good as your last match and her stock has fallen.she is going to struggle balancing playing and satisfying the sponsors, thats the prize you pay for fame and glory.she can give all the excuses in the world but 2007 is gonna be a dismal year for her.
all my predictions have all come true,i predicted a williams winning and maria is realising that her status as the wta star is fading.she has been exposed by serena and she is now very nervous to lose like she has done in 2007.
Maria get over it, this is Serena's party and you are not invited.

vejh
Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:44 PM
She didn't say she injured it during practice.lol. It could be any number of things, but even if she did; it's not the first time or the last time we'll hear of this happening. Who knows, maybe she was lifting weights and she overdid it or something along those lines.

Edward.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:07 PM
I called this a while ago. Its fairly obvious that Maria has been carrying injuries since the start of the year, which explains her awful play and serving issues.

Believe me, she's just taking a rest. She could play this week if she wanted to. Just like she played IW and Miami.
She's resting up for now

GL, Maria can't win with you. If she announces an injury and misses Fed Cup, it shows she doesn't care about her country. If she plays with an injury, and loses, she still doesn't care about her country.

Theres nothing she can do.

.Andrew.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:09 PM
Get well soon, Masha! :sad: :hug:

Effy
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:13 PM
this is the beginning of maria's struggles,she not only struggling physically but psychologically too.this will stay with her for some time dont be surprised to see her slipping in ranking and form.she is now realising that you are as good as your last match and her stock has fallen.she is going to struggle balancing playing and satisfying the sponsors, thats the prize you pay for fame and glory.she can give all the excuses in the world but 2007 is gonna be a dismal year for her.
all my predictions have all come true,i predicted a williams winning and maria is realising that her status as the wta star is fading.she has been exposed by serena and she is now very nervous to lose like she has done in 2007.
Maria get over it, this is Serena's party and you are not invited.

:haha: :haha:

mykarma
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:31 PM
She said she injured it in Hong Kong. Isn't there an exo there before OZ?
That's what's so crazy. If she was injuried before the OZ and got beat like she did, why would she decide to play Serena again knowing she was injuried and would get the hell beat out of her. That was truly dumb. :help:

vejh
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:43 PM
Why would she pull out of a tourny to avoid a potential meeting with Serena?? She has a job to do (pts to earn).

switz
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:51 PM
as much as i'm not into to defending Sharapova I'd have to say this doesn't shock me. I don't think it is the only issue but the combination of injury and a few big confidence blows makes sense in explaining her recent results.

supergrunt
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:52 PM
Gee everyone Serena beat is pulling out. :haha:

Dan23
Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:10 AM
This is why she said she was "excited" to play Fed Cup against Spain. Because she knew all along she wasn't going to play.
I knew she wasn't going to play also. Dementieva knew all along.
Bullsh*t GL :rolleyes:
Dont come out with this crap now

homogenius
Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:10 AM
I don't if she is really injured or not, but with the technic she uses on the forehand she'll have serious shoulder problems sooner or later.

Dan23
Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:13 AM
this is the beginning of maria's struggles,she not only struggling physically but psychologically too.this will stay with her for some time dont be surprised to see her slipping in ranking and form.she is now realising that you are as good as your last match and her stock has fallen.she is going to struggle balancing playing and satisfying the sponsors, thats the prize you pay for fame and glory.she can give all the excuses in the world but 2007 is gonna be a dismal year for her.
all my predictions have all come true,i predicted a williams winning and maria is realising that her status as the wta star is fading.she has been exposed by serena and she is now very nervous to lose like she has done in 2007.
Maria get over it, this is Serena's party and you are not invited.
:haha: thats hilarious

Marshmallow
Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:39 AM
I can't recall her significantly flexing/ stretching her shoulder muscles in recent matches, which you expect when a part of the body is bothering you. If it was a severe inflammation, you'd think she'd rest it during the Exo and pull out of Tokyo (which being just the next week after the AO, would only make the issue worse). These do not seem like smart decisions at all.

Then again it is possible that her mental issues are more significant to her 'break' than anything else. I mean in Charleston she'd possibly face Serena again. Poor Maria :hug: Really. I mean, that young girl has been traumatised after her thrashing, no, her utter violation and violent handling by Serena williams (and Ana Ivanovic in tokyo) she can't bear another possible assault.

But who knows. I do hope she recovers soon though. I can't wait for the next bout of abuse, i mean, match. :tape:

piercerocks
Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:50 AM
well THATS why her serve went whack. i'm still waiting for a match between serena and maria where both are healthy

hotandspicey
Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:59 AM
Who are Maria's advisors anyway? :rolleyes: They totally suck. If she does have a severe shoulder injury, then Yuri and Joyce should have known better than to let her play after AO. They would have alluded that thrashing to the injury and said 'ok that's enough. Let's attend to this.' But instead they keep her playing and getting her but whopped. Is Maria that desperate for points and rankings that she would risk serious damage to herself? The last thing she needs is to have any type of surgery. As a Williams fan, I can attest to that..it sucks to have your fav out for any length of time. I also suspect a bruised ego along with that sore shoulder. Rest up Maria. Heal both and come back with a vengence.

Effy
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:02 AM
I do hope she recovers soon though. I can't wait for the next bout of abuse, i mean, match.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Edward.
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:03 AM
I can't recall her significantly flexing/ stretching her shoulder muscles in recent matches, which you expect when a part of the body is bothering you. If it was a severe inflammation, you'd think she'd rest it during the Exo and pull out of Tokyo (which being just the next week after the AO, would only make the issue worse). These do not seem like smart decisions at all.

Then again it is possible that her mental issues are more significant to her 'break' than anything else. I mean in Charleston she'd possibly face Serena again. Poor Maria :hug: Really. I mean, that young girl has been traumatised after her thrashing, no, her utter violation and violent handling by Serena williams (and Ana Ivanovic in tokyo) she can't bear another possible assault.

But who knows. I do hope she recovers soon though. I can't wait for the next bout of abuse, i mean, match. :tape:

Oh, don't flatter yourself Marshmallow.

I doubt even you are deluded enough to believe Maria would have suffered those defeats had she been fully fit.

The last three times a fully fit Maria played Serena, she won twice, and lost in a very close three-setter. Do the maths.

Dan23
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:06 AM
I can't recall her significantly flexing/ stretching her shoulder muscles in recent matches, which you expect when a part of the body is bothering you. If it was a severe inflammation, you'd think she'd rest it during the Exo and pull out of Tokyo (which being just the next week after the AO, would only make the issue worse). These do not seem like smart decisions at all.

Then again it is possible that her mental issues are more significant to her 'break' than anything else. I mean in Charleston she'd possibly face Serena again. Poor Maria :hug: Really. I mean, that young girl has been traumatised after her thrashing, no, her utter violation and violent handling by Serena williams (and Ana Ivanovic in tokyo) she can't bear another possible assault.

But who knows. I do hope she recovers soon though. I can't wait for the next bout of abuse, i mean, match. :tape:
Yea because Maria is the only player who has ever lost 1 and 1 :rolleyes:
You can only wish that Maria is shaking in the corner hoping never to see Serena again. Pure rubbish and you and others make youselves look stupid by suggesting it.

True it was probably not the best idea to play Tokyo/IW in this state but she is majorly committed to Japanese events unfortunately...she has now compromised her preparation for RG/Wimby...but I doubt we know the whole situation.

ewbangkok
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:08 AM
who will replace her spot for fed cup?

Andy.
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:09 AM
This explains a lot about her play so far this season. I hope she will enjoy her break away from the game and come back refreshed and injury free. When she comes back Im sure we will be seeing the real Masha. Get well soon

SelesFan70
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:17 AM
I called this yesterday... :rolleyes:

I predicted that either she, Serena, or Venus would withdraw. It's so predictable to have at least 2 top seeds withdraw, and with Henin out it was merely a matter of time. :rolleyes:

Stamp Paid
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:25 AM
Oh, don't flatter yourself Marshmallow.

I doubt even you are deluded enough to believe Maria would have suffered those defeats had she been fully fit.

The last three times a fully fit Maria played Serena, she won twice, and lost in a very close three-setter. Do the maths.

Oh please! if you only wanna talk about times where both players were fully fit, then Maria has only beaten Serena once then. :rolleyes: You wanna talk about fully fit, YEC 2004 final anyone?
If Maria wasn't fully fit, she should not have played. Period. So there are no excuses. She went out to play, she finished the matches fair and square, and she was dominated..

Brooklyn90
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:28 AM
Oh please! if you only wanna talk about times where both players were fully fit, then Maria has only beaten Serena once then. :rolleyes: You wanna talk about fully fit, YEC 2004 final anyone?
If Maria was fully fit, she should not have played. Period. So there are no excuses. She went out to play, she finished the matches fair and square, and she was dominated..

:lol: And didn't Sharapova say herself that she felt fine in the Australian Open Final, it wasn't till Tokey that she got injured.
Excuses Excuses Excuses. Oh and in Miami She only Served 2 DF in the First Set Against Serena.

Edward.
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:31 AM
Oh please! if you only wanna talk about times where both players were fully fit, then Maria has only beaten Serena once then. :rolleyes: You wanna talk about fully fit, YEC 2004 final anyone?
If Maria wasn't fully fit, she should not have played. Period. So there are no excuses. She went out to play, she finished the matches fair and square, and she was dominated..

Yes, Serena was injured and she lost.

Maria was injured in these last two matches, yet some Williams fans (not yourself incidentally) crow on and on about the beatdowns as if Maria was fully fit!

Stamp Paid
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:33 AM
Yes, Serena was injured and she lost.

Maria was injured in these last two matches, yet some Williams fans (not yourself incidentally) crow on and on about the beatdowns as if Maria was fully fit!

Maria had made the Australian Open final! Beating several quality players (Chakvetadze, Zvonareva, Clijsters) pretty badly along the way. How can you say she was not fully fit in the Australian Open final? :help:In Miami, she beat Venus Williams the round before, I dont understand this not fully fit stuff...

Black Mamba.
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:35 AM
I'm going to say what I've always said. If a player goes out there injured or not that's not an excuse for why they lost. I've said that countless times with Vee and Rena

Marcus1979
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:38 AM
injuries can happen from the most innocent of tasks

I remember during the Indoor season of 2001 Venus suffered a injury from picking up bags :lol: :o

and GL I can't work you out. It was like a month ago you were venemously defending Maria Sharapova and now your criticsing her. Do you change bandwagons as often as underwear changes :o

Brooklyn90
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:39 AM
Maria had made the Australian Open final! Beating several quality players (Chakvetadze, Zvonareva, Clijsters) pretty badly along the way. How can you say she was not fully fit in the Australian Open final? :help:In Miami, she beat Venus Williams the round before, I dont understand this not fully fit stuff...

:lol: that's what i don't get! And anyways she was never even able to get a break point on Serena's serve in Miami, and that has nothing to do with her own serve.

williams123
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:43 AM
mariasharapova.com

Maria Sharapova is sad to announce that she will not be able to compete in her next two events, the Family Circle Cup in Charleston and the Fed Cup matches, representing Russia against Spain, in Moscow. Maria has a message for her fans and supporters:

I haven't wanted to talk a lot about my injuries, but I'm afraid it has become obvious that I am having some problems with my right shoulder and left hamstring. I hurt my shoulder right before I started playing in Hong Kong, and kept hoping that I could work through it. I was told by doctors I had pretty severe inflammation, but decided to give it a shot. I think the anti-inflams and treatment helped me get through H.K and Australia. Unfortunately, my shoulder hasn't been able to be normal on its own, without the medicine.

My doctors have a positive outlook, despite telling me I cannot play for a while. They said I must drop out of the next two events, but they are confident that, with five or six weeks of rest, I will be ready for the next events. I am especially bummed about the Fed Cup, as I was looking forward to playing in Moscow, and representing my country in a team environment for the first time. I will be speaking with the Russian Federation soon about future matches. The Family Circle Cup is always a great event, and a tournament I look forward to competing in again.

It's difficult for me to take time off from tennis, but the first thing is my health and that's something that I have made a big priority in my career. I can only look forward to getting back on the court ASAP. Thanks, as always, for your support.
oh please you big crybaby. so you are the first person to play with injury?, give me a break. the williams have been playing injured for years!!! but they dont get any sympathy. now you get a taste of what they've been going through for years. somehow though, i think you will get much more sympathy. what's that old saying about the pot and the kettle?:help:

Dan23
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:46 AM
Maria turned up to play those matches which is her problem not the opponents....but I think the reputation and record she has built shows that something has been wrong recently. Hopefully there'll be an end to these problems.

Dan23
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:49 AM
oh please you big crybaby. so you are the first person to play with injury?, give me a break. the williams have been playing injured for years!!! but they dont get any sympathy. now you get a taste of what they've been going through for years. somehow though, i think you will get much more sympathy. what's that old saying about the pot and the kettle?:help:
Since when is this about getting sympathy? She said she doesnt talk often about injuries but it was high time for an explanation.

Brooklyn90
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:53 AM
I don't know, if you can beat Clijsters and make the AO Final, then beat Venus, it can be that horribly bad.
But anyways I hope she get to 100% soon :yeah:

Lin Lin
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:55 AM
poor maria

southpaw58
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:56 AM
you think she'll still show up for the fed cup tie to support?

Brooklyn90
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:57 AM
you think she'll still show up for the fed cup tie to support?

So who is the team now for Russia? And who do they play? :)
I wish Myskina would play :(

acetoace
Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:21 AM
this is the beginning of maria's struggles,she not only struggling physically but psychologically too.this will stay with her for some time dont be surprised to see her slipping in ranking and form.she is now realising that you are as good as your last match and her stock has fallen.she is going to struggle balancing playing and satisfying the sponsors, thats the prize you pay for fame and glory.she can give all the excuses in the world but 2007 is gonna be a dismal year for her.
all my predictions have all come true,i predicted a williams winning and maria is realising that her status as the wta star is fading.she has been exposed by serena and she is now very nervous to lose like she has done in 2007.
Maria get over it, this is Serena's party and you are not invited.


I couldn't have said it any better.......

This BS Maria is spewing is just an excuse to save face; a desperate attempt to conjure up a reasonable explanation for her recent slump. I knew this was coming and she would go on her blog to do this. Whateva Maria......

One wonders if she would be saying this crap had she been winning.....I guess now that REAL competion is in the circus, she must justify the reason why she's failing badly lately. Isn't it a coincidence that all these is now happening when she started getting tough draws?

Unlike in the past, cake walk to finals is all she gets. I say goodbye to Lala Land & welcome to planet reality!!

Her fans can can say whateva, but I'll tell it exactly like it is. I still remember very well all the stupid things her fans always say about the WS whenever they opt out of tournaments for medical reasons. 2003-2006 when the WS were struggling with varied medical problems is still fresh in our memories. Maria's delusional fans always say the WS were liers; they are this and they are that.......attacking the WS ad nauseum!! What about Maria now huh? Should we just take whateva garbage she spews hook line and sinker?

Payback is a MFK......whateva goes around comes around. Let us see what the excuses would be if Maria's behind gets kicked again when she returns. For that reason, ...........this is wishing u well POVA and hope u return fitter, humbled and WISER! :bounce:

By the way, happy birthday in advance on ur 20th anniversary. "She is only 19" as an excuse is boring already!!

Dan23
Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:34 AM
I couldn't have said it any better.......

This BS Maria is spewing is just an excuse to save face; a desperate attempt to conjure up a reasonable explanation for her recent slump. I knew this was coming and she would go on her blog to do this. Whateva Maria......

One wonders if she would be saying this crap had she been winning.....I guess now that REAL competion is in the circus, she must justify the reason why she's failing badly lately. Isn't it a coincidence that all these is now happening when she started getting tough draws?

Unlike in the past, cake walk to finals is all she gets.

Her fans can can say whateva, but I'll tell it exactly like it is. I still remember very well all the stupid things her fans always say about the WS whenever they opt out of tournaments for medical reasons. 2003-2006 when the WS were struggling with varied medical problems is still fresh in our memories. Maria's delusional fans always say the WS were liers; they are this and they are that.......attacking the WS ad nauseum!! What about Maria now huh? Should we just take whateva garbage she spews hook line and sinker?

Payback is a MFK......whateva goes around comes around. Let us see what the excuses would be if Maria's behind gets kicked again when she returns. For that reason, ...........this is wishing u well POVA and hope u return fitter, humbled and WISER! :bounce:

By the way, happy birthday in advance on ur 20th anniversary. "She is only 19" as an excuse is boring already!!

:zzz:
Good to see you're back again to tell us exactly how it is and impress us with your intelligence. Last thing you posted was that Maria would never beat Venus or Serena again, yet the next day she did, even with her 'slumping' form. Where is all the support from your fellow rational fans?

myxomatosis
Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:37 AM
Maria is a faker, kitten eater, destroyer of opponents' ankles yadda yadda yadda blah. :smoke:

I hope this is nothing a few weeks of good, solid rest and recuperation won't heal. Come back strong Maria!

GrafMariaPetraK
Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:38 AM
Maria's only 19 she'll be back stronger then ever.:bounce:

vettipooh
Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:50 AM
It's very possible that Maria is suffering from simple burnout...emotional, psychological, and physical stress. She should have just said what Justine said.....that she needs a break...time to rest. :shrug: She couldn't be that injured, 'cause she played an exhibition match at IW, before the actual tourny. All this playing with an injured shoulder and hamstring??? Makes no sense. Rest up Sharapova. The tour needs all healthy and injury free.

acetoace
Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:52 AM
:zzz:
Good to see you're back again to tell us exactly how it is and impress us with your intelligence. Last thing you posted was that Maria would never beat Venus or Serena again, yet the next day she did, even with her 'slumping' form. Where is all the support from your fellow rational fans?

.....say whateva; it remains to be seen if Maria can repeat that over Venus. We shall see or shan't we? Need I remind you of how delusional fans like you asserted after AO 07 that you doubt if the ppl's champion can repaet the beatdown on Maria?

So tell me, what happened in Miami? Pls, refresh my memory!!:bounce:

Effy
Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:55 AM
you are just troll acetoace

acetoace
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:03 AM
you are just troll acetoace

Can't deal with the truth huh? I have ointments that will relieve ur pain. Yeah, I know ass whopping hurts like hell!!!:bounce:

Tennisation
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:05 AM
aww :hug: get well soon Maria cuz Serena needs someone to pick on

acetoace
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:06 AM
you are just troll acetoace

Maria's only 19 she'll be back stronger then ever.:bounce:


......yeah, she's only 19 my foot!! Let's see if she'll still be 19 when she returns!!!!

What a bunch of losers!!!!:bounce:

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:10 AM
....the ppl's champion...

Love the nick name for Serena. Taking us back to Ali, huh!! :lol: :lol:

It's VERY fitting for Serena as well. :lol:

myxomatosis
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:14 AM
......yeah, she's only 19 my foot!! Let's see if she'll still be 19 when she returns!!!! Ah correct! Well done, mate! She will indeed be 20 when she returns. Right close to retirement age I reckon!
:hearts:

frontier
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:33 AM
where has the' power shot 'gone to?

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:36 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

acetoace
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:37 AM
where has the' power shot 'gone to?


......currently residing in planet fiction!!!:bounce:

bellascarlett
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:46 AM
:lol: the pathetic replies in here.

Anyway, oh well...everyone here knows something has been wrong with her whether they admit to it or not...everyone. I'm quite bummed she isn't playing Fed Cup most of all as I was really looking forward to it. On the other hand, she'll be more pressured to win her matches in that event as she would be playing for her country and in her state now, it would be quite stressful and difficult. Get well soon Masha! And for real now please.

Dementieva Guts
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:47 AM
:rolleyes: I see some surprises in that "story". From the start of her "career", she hasn't got enough guts to play in fed cup actions. These matches are too intense, too physically demanded for a softy like her. This takes courage, commitment and emotion, she has none of these.

It's simply an other chapter in the "life" of sharapova with those newly multiple faked "injuries". She can yapp all she wants about being "hurt mentally or physically, she simply doesn't have the will to compete at a professional level.

She may take her lazy a.. back to school to pursue a photo shoot "model" career. THAT WOULD REPRESENT HER IN A BETTER WAY

Dan23
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:47 AM
......currently residing in planet fiction!!!:bounce:
...along with your mind

stevos
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:58 AM
I think this is really good she is taking time off to rest and fix what's going on, and come back strong for the FO.
She had basically no points to defend, so it's okay, I'm just dissapointed she won't get to play Fed Cup :sad:

Get well soon Maria!

:rolleyes: I see some surprises in that "story". From the start of her "career", she hasn't got enough guts to play in fed cup actions. These matches are too intense, too physically demanded for a softy like her. This takes courage, commitment and emotion, she has none of these.

It's simply an other chapter in the "life" of sharapova with those newly multiple faked "injuries". She can yapp all she wants about being "hurt mentally or physically, she simply doesn't have the will to compete at a professional level.

She may take her lazy a.. back to school to pursue a photo shoot "model" career. THAT WOULD REPRESENT HER IN A BETTER WAY

I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are the lamest poster on this board :rolleyes:

Drake1980
Apr 3rd, 2007, 04:53 AM
This means Wozniak is into Qualies:bounce:

acetoace
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:42 AM
...along with your mind

No, u're wrong & always has been.....Recent player's results on the tennis courts (where it matters most) proves that it is my mind (as opposed to yours) that resides in PLANET REALITY.

Conversly, more than anything, it is your ignorant mind that is a victim of your pathetic illusion.........; what moronic fans like you have always stupidly assumed or believed has been proven to not be the case. Case in point:"Maria is the best player in the world and all the appurtenance nonsensical assertions of how perfect her game is.":rolleyes:

How come Maria's recent results on the tennis courts is at variance with your illusionary dreams and assertions particularly now that she has healthy opponents to deal with?

I say go home and deal with your wounds; re-evaluate and come back with an intelligent response.

C u........

Denise4925
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:43 AM
Sorry for what.
Someone just basically insinuated getting a surgery with 8-24 month recovery where a player may never be the same and may never win another slam.
Grow some balls. :p

What's wrong with getting surgery to repair the injury if that's what her doctors determine? There's nothing insulting in that. What's wrong with you?

Anyway, rest up Maria, get better and come back so that there are no excuses next time. ;)

WIMBLY2004
Apr 3rd, 2007, 06:35 AM
:o at the hating losers and opportunitists who post craps here.

Get well soon Maria:hug: I want to see the Maria in 2006 form back!

Marcus1979
Apr 3rd, 2007, 06:45 AM
now the Sharapova fans know how us Williams Sisters feel when everytime they pull out with a event injured all the haters jump on board to discredit that they are injured :fiery: :o

Get well soon Maria :hug:

acetoace
Apr 3rd, 2007, 07:27 AM
:o at the hating losers and opportunitists who post craps here.

Get well soon Maria:hug: I want to see the Maria in 2006 form back!


Yeah.....keep living in the past!! How about that Maria of 04 that came on the scene when the better players were either injured or just returning from injuries and were out of form?

U can only wish u have that now don't you? Unfortunately, the REAL DEAL is back and healthy and is taking no prisoners. Poor Maria......

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Apr 3rd, 2007, 07:32 AM
I hope she gets well soon!!! Cant wait to see her back to US Open 06' Form!!

acetoace
Apr 3rd, 2007, 07:32 AM
now the Sharapova fans know how us Williams Sisters feel when everytime they pull out with a event injured all the haters jump on board to discredit that they are injured :fiery: :o

Get well soon Maria :hug:


Glad to see u feel me too.......

Yeah, they seem to have a short memory of everything they said in those days.

Remains to be seen if this experience will educate them on how not to discredt opponents who are down for whateva reasons. Karma is a MFK ya know!!

jusanothername
Apr 3rd, 2007, 07:32 AM
is it because russia don't want the serve in their team or do they want time to fix it, or is she really injured... if she is i hope she gets better soon

adrovi
Apr 3rd, 2007, 08:07 AM
Masha :sad: :sad:

Marcus1979
Apr 3rd, 2007, 08:11 AM
now the Sharapova fans know how us Williams Sisters feel when everytime they pull out with a event injured all the haters jump on board to discredit that they are injured :fiery: :o

Get well soon Maria :hug:

just to clarify what I said here

when I said haters I was not implying that Sharapova fans were haters of Williams Sisters and would discredit the Williams Sisters injuries.
I just meant Williams Sisters haters in general :)

Mina Vagante
Apr 3rd, 2007, 08:13 AM
:o god:sad: family circle cup is turning into a challenger

keirana332
Apr 3rd, 2007, 08:40 AM
awww poor masha
hope she takes the time to recover and comes back playing at her best
2007 has not yet been a very successful year for her in terms of game quality, hopefully once the injury has healed we'll see the maria who won the US Open last year.

acetoace
Apr 3rd, 2007, 09:18 AM
just to clarify what I said here

when I said haters I was not implying that Sharapova fans were haters of Williams Sisters and would discredit the Williams Sisters injuries.
I just meant Williams Sisters haters in general :)


I understand ur drift. Of course, not all Maria fans were/are haters of the WS and they are not the only one but most Masha fans are and we WS's fans know it and we're not naive.

Every opportunity that came their way in those days was jumped upon to put the WS down and to discredit their accomplishments. I can recall saying to myself at the time; "Their foolish act will be remembered......... and it will come back to backfire in their face!!"

Eventhough I wasn't a registered member at the time, I still have a vivid memory of what I read on this board as a visitor.

Hashim.
Apr 3rd, 2007, 09:20 AM
ooooooooooooNoooooooooo

Emina.
Apr 3rd, 2007, 09:23 AM
just to clarify what I said here

when I said haters I was not implying that Sharapova fans were haters of Williams Sisters and would discredit the Williams Sisters injuries.
I just meant Williams Sisters haters in general :)

ok thanks for clarifying..i was about to ask you about it coz Maria fans are not haters :)

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Williams-forever
Apr 3rd, 2007, 10:46 AM
The Charleston field is getting weaker...:help:

soul
Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:20 PM
I was waiting such a decision from Maria. I dont know the reason but I felt that.Im not a fan of her but I think this year there is something wrong about her. She has been suufering from an injury but she is attending tournaments so now doctors aregiving her a rest. So if the injury didnt heal in a good way why she didnt skip the toutnaments or why is it now.I dont know the real reason but There is something going wrong on the side of Maria.And also going tournaments and skipping tournaments with the same injury why dont they do right treatment as she has the facilities.?

Tennisaddict
Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:24 PM
I hope Maria will have a good and quick recovery. Women´s tennis needs her fresh and healthy to compete with Justine, Serena and hopefully a revived Venus and healed Amelie.

I knew there had to be something wrong with her physically seeing how her serve went so bad when she was serving so awesome at the US Open.

partbrit
Apr 3rd, 2007, 01:53 PM
More disappointment about Charleston. Amelie was the big one for me, but I really wanted to see Maria, too. Oh, well. I hope she returns to top form soon. I wish I could have seen her.

In The Zone
Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:03 PM
Charleston field is looking more and more like a Williams friday night party. They'll be the only ones left standing.

Lunatiq
Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:30 PM
Take care

xan
Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:58 PM
I understand ur drift. Of course, not all Maria fans were/are haters of the WS and they are not the only one but most Masha fans are and we WS's fans know it and we're not naive.

Every opportunity that came their way in those days was jumped upon to put the WS down and to discredit their accomplishments. I can recall saying to myself at the time; "Their foolish act will be remembered......... and it will come back to backfire in their face!!"

Eventhough I wasn't a registered member at the time, I still have a vivid memory of what I read on this board as a visitor.

As a point of fact, most of the Williams haters aren't Maria fans. It's just that a lot of Serena fans assume that anyone who says anything against their faves has to be aligned with Maria.

Maria fans defend their fave but very few anti-Williams threads are started by Maria fans.

pinkydinky
Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:59 PM
She withdrew because her game is going down and she has to sort it out... But she couldn't give that as the main reason so they say "injury". That simple. Don't try to find excuses for her terrible losses against better players.

Effy
Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:24 PM
She withdrew because her game is going down and she has to sort it out... But she couldn't give that as the main reason so they say "injury". That simple. Don't try to find excuses for her terrible losses against better players.

here we go! another expert :rolleyes:

thetennisgirl
Apr 3rd, 2007, 04:15 PM
Hmm..she really shouldn't have played Australia if that was the case, she probably would've been back on top form by now then..I mean it can't be good to be pumping yourself full of anti-inflams just to be able to get through...whoevers advising her needs a wake-up and think about health instead of ching-ching!!!

Bijoux0021
Apr 3rd, 2007, 04:50 PM
I couldn't have said it any better.......

This BS Maria is spewing is just an excuse to save face; a desperate attempt to conjure up a reasonable explanation for her recent slump. I knew this was coming and she would go on her blog to do this. Whateva Maria......

One wonders if she would be saying this crap had she been winning.....I guess now that REAL competion is in the circus, she must justify the reason why she's failing badly lately. Isn't it a coincidence that all these is now happening when she started getting tough draws?

Unlike in the past, cake walk to finals is all she gets. I say goodbye to Lala Land & welcome to planet reality!!

Her fans can can say whateva, but I'll tell it exactly like it is. I still remember very well all the stupid things her fans always say about the WS whenever they opt out of tournaments for medical reasons. 2003-2006 when the WS were struggling with varied medical problems is still fresh in our memories. Maria's delusional fans always say the WS were liers; they are this and they are that.......attacking the WS ad nauseum!! What about Maria now huh? Should we just take whateva garbage she spews hook line and sinker?

Payback is a MFK......whateva goes around comes around. Let us see what the excuses would be if Maria's behind gets kicked again when she returns. For that reason, ...........this is wishing u well POVA and hope u return fitter, humbled and WISER! :bounce:

By the way, happy birthday in advance on ur 20th anniversary. "She is only 19" as an excuse is boring already!!

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

Get ready for "she's only 20" for another year.

No.1Hingis
Apr 3rd, 2007, 04:54 PM
Get better soon Maria..

Bijoux0021
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:11 PM
Maria's only 19 she'll be back stronger then ever.:bounce:
Before Sharapova, there has never been another player in the history of WTA where their age was used to shove down people's throats for every excuse in the book.

Monica Seles won 8 of her 9 Grand Slams by the time she was 19 years old, for crying out loud.

Don't Sharapova's fans feel ashamed saying over and over "She only 17;" "she's only 18;" "she's only 19 crap"" In a few days, it's going to be "she's only 20" for a whole year. Gime me a fucking break already, LOSERS!

marlon
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:15 PM
tell me about it b

The_Pov
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:19 PM
Before Sharapova, there has never been another player in the history of WTA where their age was used to shove down people's throats for every excuse in the book.

Monica Seles won 8 of her 9 Grand Slams by the time she was 19 years old, for crying out loud.

Don't Sharapova's fans feel ashamed saying over and over "She only 17;" "she's only 18;" "she's only 19 crap"" In a few days, it's going to be "she's only 20" for a whole year. Gime me a fucking break already, LOSERS!

The point they're trying to make is that she's 19 so this bad patch isn't serious or career threatening...which is probably what you want!

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:21 PM
MarIA IS scaREd of SeRENA.

BabYGUrl RIng Da ARarM!!!!111111

Bijoux0021
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:28 PM
The point they're trying to make is that she's 19 so this bad patch isn't serious or career threatening...which is probably what you want!
No, I don't want any player to have bad patches or career threatening injuries. I wan't LOSRES like you to stop using Sharapova's age for every single excuse. Got IT!

jacobruiz
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:29 PM
I understand ur drift. Of course, not all Maria fans were/are haters of the WS and they are not the only one but most Masha fans are and we WS's fans know it and we're not naive.


Most Maria fans are hate the Williams sisters? Typical of moronic, bitter haters like you to generalize about an entire fan base. Tell me the names of ANY Maria fans who hang out in every sisters' thread going on and on about Serena or Venus being worthless crap the way you do about Maria in every Maria thread.

Maria isn't afraid of losing, which is one reason why she has continued to play matches even when she is far from her best form. Hopefully now she will get proper rest and medical treatment so she can return to her Grand Slam winning form.

Effy
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:30 PM
Serena fans, just calm down :rolleyes:

The_Pov
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:32 PM
No, I don't want any player to have bad patches or career threatening injuries. I wan't LOSRES like you to stop using Sharapova's age for every single excuse. Got IT!

Where did I bring up her age?

If people like you didn't go on predicting/hoping for the fall of Maria then her age probably wouldn't be raised.

ico4498
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:35 PM
come back healthy Maria!

Bijoux0021
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:40 PM
Where did I bring up her age?

If people like you didn't go on predicting/hoping for the fall of Maria then her age probably wouldn't be raised.
I'm so thankful to have this kind of power.

The_Pov
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:42 PM
I'm so thankful to have this kind of power.

What the power to get people to bring up Maria's age?

Well done with that...simple things please simple minds :rolleyes:

harloo
Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:42 PM
:haha: Beautifully executed Maria!! While I have no doubt she's dealing with some minor injuries, her health was fine during all those beatdowns at the hands of Serena.

Mrs. Peel
Apr 3rd, 2007, 06:17 PM
Most Maria fans are hate the Williams sisters? Typical of moronic, bitter haters like you to generalize about an entire fan base. Tell me the names of ANY Maria fans who hang out in every sisters' thread going on and on about Serena or Venus being worthless crap the way you do about Maria in every Maria thread.

Maria isn't afraid of losing, which is one reason why she has continued to play matches even when she is far from her best form. Hopefully now she will get proper rest and medical treatment so she can return to her Grand Slam winning form.

This is such bullshit. I guess you don't like to be generalised when the shoe is on the other foot. I have had to read so many threads where people have been saying Williams Fans this and Williams Fans that, the constant nasty reproaches from Sharapova fans. You want to act like you all are so pristine :rolleyes: . Where were you when people were saying only Williams Fans hate Maria Sharapova, hmmm? We are all one big seething monolith right? It was so easy and convenient to blame Williams Fans where it was apparent that there are soooooo many fan bases that are not in worship of your darling Sharapova.

So now she wants to say that she is injured. She's a great champion and a fighter when she beats Venus but injured when she folds up like a lawn chair against Serena. Whatever.

P_Fer
Apr 3rd, 2007, 07:03 PM
Before Sharapova, there has never been another player in the history of WTA where their age was used to shove down people's throats for every excuse in the book.

Monica Seles won 8 of her 9 Grand Slams by the time she was 19 years old, for crying out loud.

Don't Sharapova's fans feel ashamed saying over and over "She only 17;" "she's only 18;" "she's only 19 crap"" In a few days, it's going to be "she's only 20" for a whole year. Gime me a fucking break already, LOSERS!

Really mature calling us losers :rolleyes:

TaliaSecondServe
Apr 3rd, 2007, 08:23 PM
Why is there so much hate in you, people? Maria, Serena, Venus and... are all great competitors, great players. I'm a Maria fan but I have nothing against Williams. Let the girls figure out who is stronger - on court!

And the fact that Maria now loses to Serena doesn't mean she a loser. She got her in 2004 (when Serena was injured at least at YEC), Serena got her now. So what? Nowadays everybody lose to Serena even "Justine the great".

The top tennis as it is now is all about who is healthy at the moment. If you are healthy you are going to win... so nothing new.


Calm down.

Warrior
Apr 3rd, 2007, 08:46 PM
Does this mean that she won't be allowed play Olympics?

jacobruiz
Apr 3rd, 2007, 08:49 PM
Why is there so much hate in you, people? Maria, Serena, Venus and... are all great competitors, great players. I'm a Maria fan but I have nothing against Williams. Let the girls figure out who is stronger - on court!

And the fact that Maria now loses to Serena doesn't mean she a loser. She got her in 2004 (when Serena was injured at least at YEC), Serena got her now. So what? Nowadays everybody lose to Serena even "Justine the great".

The top tennis as it is now is all about who is healthy at the moment. If you are healthy you are going to win... so nothing new.


Calm down.


Apparantly some "non-fans" of Maria are quite bitter at the notion that Maria might actually be carrying an injury which has affected her level of play this year.:shrug: We fans can just hope Maria will be back healthy and playing well soon.

jacobruiz
Apr 3rd, 2007, 08:53 PM
This is such bullshit. I guess you don't like to be generalised when the shoe is on the other foot. I have had to read so many threads where people have been saying Williams Fans this and Williams Fans that, the constant nasty reproaches from Sharapova fans. You want to act like you all are so pristine :rolleyes: . Where were you when people were saying only Williams Fans hate Maria Sharapova, hmmm? We are all one big seething monolith right? It was so easy and convenient to blame Williams Fans where it was apparent that there are soooooo many fan bases that are not in worship of your darling Sharapova.

So now she wants to say that she is injured. She's a great champion and a fighter when she beats Venus but injured when she folds up like a lawn chair against Serena. Whatever.



Don't choke on all that bitterness, Mrs. Peel. I'm in fact not generalizing about anyone; I was speaking directly to one poster. And Maria did not play well against Venus but still beat her, which is what a champion does.

Kunal
Apr 3rd, 2007, 08:56 PM
thats sucks

TaliaSecondServe
Apr 3rd, 2007, 10:07 PM
Does this mean that she won't be allowed play Olympics?
No it doesn't.

Slampova
Apr 4th, 2007, 04:11 PM
Get well soon Maria :hug:

Serenita
Apr 4th, 2007, 05:05 PM
:devil: another excuse!
:devil:

nflatte
Apr 15th, 2007, 05:30 AM
The point they're trying to make is that she's 19 so this bad patch isn't serious or career threatening...which is probably what you want!

You're trying to pull out the age card? Not impressed. Some people actually suffer from injuries as young as 19 you know ;)