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@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 24th, 2007, 10:34 PM
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first of all vamos Masha http://smiles.al-wed.com/smiles/62/russiaC.gif

second it's my first time yo be in a forum with all fans of all players , but I noticed a lot of Americans who don't like Masha though she's kind and play good
I know there's fans and haters in each country for any player

but why most of who hate Maria are from America ?

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Wiggly
Aug 24th, 2007, 10:35 PM
They are from anywhere in the world.

sharafann
Aug 24th, 2007, 10:36 PM
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first of all vamos Masha http://smiles.al-wed.com/smiles/62/russiaC.gif

second it's my first time yo be in a forum with all fans of all players , but I noticed a lot of Americans who don't like Masha though she's kind and play good
I know there's fans and haters in each country for any player

but why most of who hate Maria are from America ?

http://smiles.al-wed.com/smiles/13/32.gif http://smiles.al-wed.com/smiles/13/32.gif http://smiles.al-wed.com/smiles/13/32.gif well because the majority of people is from united states( not america, america is the whole continent;) )..anyway I don't have a reason..maybe they're just jealous, who knows:tape:

Slutiana
Aug 24th, 2007, 10:48 PM
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first of all vamos Masha http://smiles.al-wed.com/smiles/62/russiaC.gif

second it's my first time yo be in a forum with all fans of all players , but I noticed a lot of Americans who don't like Masha though she's kind and play good
I know there's fans and haters in each country for any player

but why most of who hate Maria are from America ?

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sharafann
Aug 24th, 2007, 10:51 PM
:scared:
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Donny
Aug 24th, 2007, 10:51 PM
Man, you must LOVE gifs.

TSequoia01
Aug 24th, 2007, 10:54 PM
I did not care that much for Masha because she beat up on Serena at 2004 Wimby. But her speech at this year's AO made me change my mind. Very mature for one so young. It was not the best time in her life but she managed it wonderfully. She won me over.......

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 24th, 2007, 11:01 PM
Man, you must LOVE gifs.
I'm not man and good night to you all ,,,,,,,

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 24th, 2007, 11:05 PM
I did not care that much for Masha because she beat up on Serena at 2004 Wimby. But her speech at this year's AO made me change my mind. Very mature for one so young. It was not the best time in her life but she managed it wonderfully. She won me over.......
thanks to you ..

strawberry.babou
Aug 24th, 2007, 11:17 PM
How old are you? 11?

sharafann
Aug 24th, 2007, 11:20 PM
How old are you? 11?
why is that the age of ur older brother?:tape:

LoveFifteen
Aug 24th, 2007, 11:34 PM
I think a lot of Americans dislike Sharapova because she's so genuine and candid. We Americans only appreciate robotic, PR-saavy automatrons that give canned answers. :unsure:

Natash.
Aug 24th, 2007, 11:38 PM
The smiley returns! :scared:

sharafann
Aug 24th, 2007, 11:45 PM
The smiley returns! :scared::unsure:

Russianboy
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:20 AM
Awww :lol: finally some bling-bling in this forum :D :p

Eldoth Kron
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:35 AM
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sfselesfan
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:44 AM
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Infiniti2001
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:56 AM
How can people hate someone they don't know ? :shrug: Contrary to popular belief, MANY Americans couldn't pick Maria out of a line up :tape:

Wannabeknowitall
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:01 AM
I think a lot of Americans dislike Sharapova because she's so genuine and candid. We Americans only appreciate robotic, PR-saavy automatrons that give canned answers. :unsure:

Uh huh. So basically you think Vaidisova was likely being remodeled for an upgrade and half of a personality chip over the summer. :lol:

I feel that Maria is actually a very smart tennis player and many times if you're not looking closely people miss the things Maria will tinker with in a match to change the outcome for her.

Because of this she does get confused as an expensive robotic bird-caller who can hit the ball really hard.

nander
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:02 AM
An equally interesting question would be : "Why do so many Russian players apparently not like her?'

Wannabeknowitall
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:08 AM
An equally interesting question would be : "Why do so many Russian players apparently not like her?'

She makes more money in two years than all of them will make in a career combined.

rod99
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:13 AM
i don't like her b/c of the obnoxious grunting, b/c she's a prima donna, b/c she can't go 2 points without looking up to her box, and b/c she plays mindless tennis. oh yeah, the fist pumps are annoying too.

sharafann
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:15 AM
i don't like her b/c of the obnoxious grunting, b/c she's a prima donna, b/c she can't go 2 points without looking up to her box, and b/c she plays mindless tennis. oh yeah, the fist pumps are annoying too. no one tells u to watch her tennis, if u don't like her..DON'T WATCH HER ON TV!!!!!:rolleyes:

rod99
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:19 AM
no one tells u to watch her tennis, if u don't like her..DON'T WATCH HER ON TV!!!!!:rolleyes:

that wasn't the question. the question was why do americans not like her. i told you my answer.

jonnyroyale_13
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:21 AM
Tennis radio coverage in the states sucks but when they do say something she gets equal radio coverage in the states to the Williams sisters, and I have no clue why. And she is always moving invisible hair from her ears. Stop doing that! :mad:
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Haute
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:33 AM
I've never been a fan of Maria because of her on-court demeanor, but I do like her a little bit after the US Open Series gag reel. :lol:

Volcana
Aug 25th, 2007, 06:38 AM
I don't think a lot of Americans dis-like Sharapova. She's just not the favorite player of a lot of them. They don't dis-like Henin or Mauresmo either. If what you're asking is, why don't more Americans actively LIKE Sharapova, given the enormous amount of money that's been spent shoving her down America's collective throat, well, there is the enormous amount of money that's been spent shoving her down America's collective throat. She's a bit of a creation.

Now of course, you could argue that Kournikova was a creation too, but, IMHO, you'd be wrong. Kournikova was sexy the same way Tracy Lords was at that age. Some people just radiate it.

If you're old enough, you may have seen a really bad movie called 'Goldengirl (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079225/)' (the book was WAY better). It was about an sports father drugging his daughter so she'd win three Gold medals at the Olympics, thus becoming a cash cow. There's just way too much of that in the Sharapova story. If Yuri was a s laid back as Orecene Pryce, people would like his daughter way more.

Having said all that, she IS a cash cow, so why should anyone care if more people like her or not. People with MONEY like her, and that's what's important.

CJ07
Aug 25th, 2007, 06:58 AM
Sharapova was/is too manufactured. Kournikova mania just happened on its own. And shes twice the looker than Sharapova is.

Also, the US needed someone white to fawn over. Well they found one and are hanging on dearly, despite the fact that she isn't nearly as popular as they want her to be.

fufuqifuqishahah
Aug 25th, 2007, 08:12 AM
I don't think a lot of Americans dis-like Sharapova. She's just not the favorite player of a lot of them. They don't dis-like Henin or Mauresmo either. If what you're asking is, why don't more Americans actively LIKE Sharapova, given the enormous amount of money that's been spent shoving her down America's collective throat, well, there is the enormous amount of money that's been spent shoving her down America's collective throat. She's a bit of a creation.

Now of course, you could argue that Kournikova was a creation too, but, IMHO, you'd be wrong. Kournikova was sexy the same way Tracy Lords was at that age. Some people just radiate it.

If you're old enough, you may have seen a really bad movie called 'Goldengirl (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079225/)' (the book was WAY better). It was about an sports father drugging his daughter so she'd win three Gold medals at the Olympics, thus becoming a cash cow. There's just way too much of that in the Sharapova story. If Yuri was a s laid back as Orecene Pryce, people would like his daughter way more.

Having said all that, she IS a cash cow, so why should anyone care if more people like her or not. People with MONEY like her, and that's what's important.

this is a really good post that will help put some questions to end.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 25th, 2007, 08:26 AM
okay, now I understand you , you don't like that media's treating Sharapova not like a tennis player, actually I didn't realize that untill I had net, cause in Armenia or east europe we just watch matches and we have no chances to see what you are taking about , but also I understood that most of these media are in US , and it's because she's baeutifull , baeuty's important in any area , but you let me see how it's every thing in US which's not good ,,,,
but for oncourt personality I don't agree with you at all , cause that's why I cheer for her , she's tough and loud ,I like that, and also I like her father he sacrifices every thing for her doughter , and he's a perfect couch , and may be also I like her cause she's Russian but you'll not care of that .

Slumpsova
Aug 25th, 2007, 08:45 AM
:haha:

fufuqifuqishahah
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:09 AM
okay, now I understand you , you don't like that media's treating Sharapova not like a tennis player, actually I didn't realize that untill I had net, cause in Armenia or east europe we just watch matches and we have no chances to see what you are taking about , but also I understood that most of these media are in US , and it's because she's baeutifull , baeuty's important in any area , but you let me see how it's every thing in US which's not good ,,,,
but for oncourt personality I don't agree with you at all , cause that's why I cheer for her , she's tough and loud ,I like that, and also I like her father he sacrifices every thing for her doughter , and he's a perfect couch , and may be also I like her cause she's Russian but you'll not care of that .

problem is that his extreme level of intensity causes many to perceive maria more as a puppet, especially in combination with her currently 1-dimensional game, though she is starting to add more to it.

Dexter
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:59 AM
'Perfect coach' doesn't act like a twat.

Slutiana
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:35 PM
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Bijoux0021
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:57 PM
Sharapova was/is too manufactured. Kournikova mania just happened on its own. And shes twice the looker than Sharapova is.

Also, the US needed someone white to fawn over. Well they found one and are hanging on dearly, despite the fact that she isn't nearly as popular as they want her to be.
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Great post! You're 100% percent correct. Yes the tennis establishment, especially, needed someone white to fawn over.

xan
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:05 PM
okay, now I understand you , you don't like that media's treating Sharapova not like a tennis player, actually I didn't realize that untill I had net, cause in Armenia or east europe we just watch matches and we have no chances to see what you are taking about , but also I understood that most of these media are in US , and it's because she's baeutifull , baeuty's important in any area , but you let me see how it's every thing in US which's not good ,,,,
but for oncourt personality I don't agree with you at all , cause that's why I cheer for her , she's tough and loud ,I like that, and also I like her father he sacrifices every thing for her doughter , and he's a perfect couch , and may be also I like her cause she's Russian but you'll not care of that .

I'm afraid SOME very loud Americans hate Maria because they are jealous of her success and talent. They think if they spew venom loud enough and long enough, everybody will join them. But it aint so. All these big corporations don't put Maria in their advertising and on the covers of their magazines because people don't like her or don't recognise her!

Another thing that makes some Americans particularly annoyed is that Maria hasn't dumped her Russian citizenship and become American like Navratilova and Seles.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:11 PM
yeah the Siberian blood , vamos Russia http://smiles.al-wed.com/smiles/62/russiaC.gif, and when she plays for Russia in the olympics they'll be more jealous , and I hope she wins the gold medal....

sharpifan
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:44 PM
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Great post! You're 100% percent correct. Yes the tennis establishment, especially, needed someone white to fawn over. I can't believe bijoux in a thread talking badly about maria!!:eek: ..anyway bijj kournikova hasn't even won a singles title while maria has won 16 at the age of 20...enough said:o

Hellion
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:20 PM
I can't believe bijoux in a thread talking badly about maria!!:eek: ..anyway bijj kournikova hasn't even won a singles title while maria has won 16 at the age of 20...enough said:o

:confused: joined today and allready familiar with the posters like bijoux ? :eek: and hon' be a little more creative when you open an account [second ],the day you joined is also your birthday ? don't you have like a party to be or better things to do on your birthday ?

happy birthday ! :lol: :kiss: :p

Tennisstar86
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:24 PM
I'm afraid SOME very loud Americans hate Maria because they are jealous of her success and talent. They think if they spew venom loud enough and long enough, everybody will join them. But it aint so. All these big corporations don't put Maria in their advertising and on the covers of their magazines because people don't like her or don't recognise her!

Another thing that makes some Americans particularly annoyed is that Maria hasn't dumped her Russian citizenship and become American like Navratilova and Seles.

Im sure there may be a few..... however, I have to agree with other posters... Americans dont like Maria because shes bein slammed down our throats..... You can compare her to PAris Hilton if you will... a lot of americans dont like her because shes slammed down our throats.....

sharpifan
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:27 PM
:confused: joined today and allready familiar with the posters like bijoux ? :eek: and hon' be a little more creative when you open a second acount ,the day you joined is also your birthday ? don't you have like a party to be or better things to do on your birthday ?

happy birthday ! :lol: :kiss: :p
it's not my birthday I put one date without thinking and that's an incredible coincidence:eek: ..anyway is not my first account I just wanted to change my name..

Hellion
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:33 PM
it's not my birthday I put one date without thinking and that's an incredible coincidence:eek: ..anyway is not my first account I just wanted to change my name..

let me guess ! sharafann one of your previous user names ? :p

Pasta-Na
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:34 PM
i think they like her :shrug:

sharpifan
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:37 PM
let me guess ! sharafann one of your previous user names ? :p sharafann?? no my previous name wos safii, It's been a time since I don't come.Anyway who r u??

Hellion
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:38 PM
sharafann?? no my previous name wos safii, It's been a time since I don't come

don't buy it ! very suspicious ! :p

sharpifan
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:40 PM
don't buy it ! very suspicious ! :p why don't you go and focus on something else?:o

Hellion
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:44 PM
why don't you go and focus on something else?:o

nope ! focus on you untill you 'll be banned or something ! :p