View Full Version : UK magazine-alert: Maria in Ace (May 2007)

Apr 19th, 2007, 10:34 PM
There is a six-page article about Maria (including three large colour-photos and four small ones) in the May 2007 issue of British tennis-magazine Ace (pp. 18-24).

The article is about Maria's "genuine return to her Russian roots", about how she was set to play Fed Cup for Russia at the time of writing, and her recent charity towards victims of the Chernobyl-disaster.

It discusses the paradox of Maria's celebrity, the hard times when she moved to America to develop her tennis, and the two take-home messages seem to be that Maria is self-motivated, and that she is a true Russian.

There's also a neat little timeline of Maria's life so far, finishing with a last-minute acknowledgement of "Injury scuppers Maria's Fed Cup début for Russia."

At a time when many people are writing Maria off because of her poor results since reaching the Australian Open final, and the media are still talking about her serving-problems as though they were a mysterious loss of confidence, it's worth emphasising that she has been struggling with a shoulder-injury all year. Once that has healed, I see no reason why she can't get back the serve she had at the US Open last year, and win more Grand Slams.

The photos in the article are all on-court ones, except for a close-up of her face. Some of them may be previously unseen - with the thousands of Maria-photos I've seen over the years, it's hard to be sure! ;)

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Apr 20th, 2007, 02:03 PM
I'll have to look it up....

Apr 21st, 2007, 02:17 AM

It was worth starting a new thread just to tell us that. Really.

Apr 28th, 2007, 04:09 PM
Could you post article(Maria in Ace (May 2007))