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bellascarlett
Sep 13th, 2007, 09:01 AM
I don't see a thread so I started one. :p

Here's a video of Maria during her first practice session with the Russian team...hitting with Vesnina...+ a quick interview as well as interviews with the other Fed Cup participants. It's in Russian so if someone can translate what they are saying, I'd be grateful. :)

http://video.sportbox.ru//VideoStorage/20070912_vesti-sport_tennis_s

Btw, look for the little girl Maria is hitting with in the end of the video. :awww: So cute. Who is she? Don't know if they mentioned it in the video.

Shimizu Amon
Sep 13th, 2007, 10:29 AM
Thank you for this video. Love to see her on court and smile.
Yeah I was wondering about the little girl as well. Someone?

susanabd
Sep 13th, 2007, 10:47 AM
:sad: :sad: I can't watch the video:sad: Someone can download in youtube please:worship: :worship:

nouf
Sep 13th, 2007, 10:49 AM
:sad: :sad: I can't watch the video:sad: Someone can download in youtube please:worship: :worship:

sure

susanabd
Sep 13th, 2007, 11:06 AM
sure
thanks a lot...muchas muchas gracias

Dan23
Sep 14th, 2007, 12:17 AM
poor translation of some comments from the press conference in Russian. Obviously Шараповой = Sharapova etc....its not perfectly clear but good enough to generally understand....

Tarpishev: the Conflict between Кuznetsova and Sharapova is far-fetched

The captain of Russia on tennis Shamil Tarpishev in interview has declared correspondent Sportbox.ru Alexander Spivaku, that no conflict between Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova existed and is not present. It has told About it after the today's open training before a final of the Cup of federation Russia - Italy.
- How have apprehended to Sharapova in a command? In fact Кузнецова вообщем did not hide the uncooperative altitude to its arrival...
- The most interesting, that Kuznetsovа is the most normal to its concerns. At them never was disputed situations. This all is warmed up by press. Кузнецову have asked, it should something tell. And after its answer have started all to inflate. And in general we have a list from 6 candidates, we and conduct them. There can be an objective reason of refusal - a trauma. So there has not arrived Elena Dementyev. Шараповой I have called and have suggested to arrive, considering constant hearings that it does not wish to play for a combined team. Maria has agreed.
- How there has passed today's training? What conclusions can make?
- Russians while adapt. Combinations at Чакветадзе are not affected yet. Now there is a work above cleanliness of execution. In general the scheme of preparation fixed. Often it was necessary to happen in such situation when tournaments are interfaced (Тарпищев has in view of recently come to the end US Open and the Cup of Federation). The main thing now is to not catch a cold - the weather is bad, the body is weakened.
- How consider, at today's спарринга Шараповой there was any competitive aspect?
- No. I why have offered such variant? Sharapova plays on absolute other speeds, the ball very quickly flies. For training is that is necessary, very useful. One business to train with children, and another, to play with a command, with each other.
What concerns Italians, Tatyana Garbin's absence will strongly affect their game?
Them leader Skyavone. And in general I recognize that the main thing to prepare the . If we shall cope with those problems which exist we shall have advantage.


Anna Chakvetadze and Maria Sharapov have taken part in the open training Russia preparing for the final of the Cup of federation against Italy. They proceeded about an hour.
Let's remind, that Sharapova has specially arrived to Moscow to participate in preparation, and then to support compatriots on the match. Play the ex-first ракетка Russia cannot because of an injury. As the captain of our combined team Tarpishev has noted, he has purposefully got to Sharapova to take part in training. In its opinion, rate of game of this player is very high for female tennis so, the best training before a responsible meeting to not find. And Anna Chakvetadze who has not beaten Sharapova any match in career, has told, that today's employment had no implied sense.
- I did not reflect on it, - have noted Chakvetadze. Is there was simply a training, it was necessary to feel court and an atmosphere.

Jacey
Sep 14th, 2007, 02:58 AM
I don't see a thread so I started one. :p

Here's a video of Maria during her first practice session with the Russian team...hitting with Vesnina...+ a quick interview as well as interviews with the other Fed Cup participants. It's in Russian so if someone can translate what they are saying, I'd be grateful. :)

http://video.sportbox.ru//VideoStorage/20070912_vesti-sport_tennis_s

Btw, look for the little girl Maria is hitting with in the end of the video. :awww: So cute. Who is she? Don't know if they mentioned it in the video.


why can't I see this???

bellascarlett
Sep 14th, 2007, 03:28 AM
poor translation of some comments from the press conference in Russian. Obviously ????????? = Sharapova etc....its not perfectly clear but good enough to generally understand....

thanks...:) i hope we get a video of the press conference.

Andy.
Sep 14th, 2007, 04:38 AM
Thanks so much Bella :kiss: :wavey:

bellascarlett
Sep 14th, 2007, 08:50 AM
http://video.sportbox.ru//VideoStorage/20070912_svetlana_kuznetsova_

Svetlana being interviewed. I posted this in her forum but if anyone understands Russian, they talk about Maria quite a lot in the interview...I just don't get it, damnit. So if anyone can share. :lol: Talia maybe? Cleo?

Talia
Sep 14th, 2007, 09:12 AM
Talia maybe?
bellascarlett, I can't see the vids, both of them - the page doesn't open to me. Probably someone can reupload them on youtube?

bellascarlett
Sep 14th, 2007, 09:20 AM
bellascarlett, I can't see the vids, both of them - the page doesn't open to me. Probably someone can reupload them on youtube?

yeah maybe nouf?

too bad u cant open it - but it's from rtr-sport.ru or http://news.sportbox.ru/...go to tennis or videos or search for either maria or kuznetsova.

jsage
Sep 14th, 2007, 10:04 AM
I can't open it too. It says "page not found".

Talia
Sep 14th, 2007, 10:14 AM
Oh, I somehow managed to open it :mad: :)

So translation of the first vid.

The first part is about Italians.
Then about Anna C: "She has not adjusted yet after the flight from US so today is her first training. But she'll be ready for Saturday the more so as Maria Sharapova (!!!) came to help the team :) Then Chaky says:

- I guess everyone has his own goals, so we are getting ready for the game. Maria came so I can't see the reasons why she can't go to the match to support us. It will be exciting in some way.

In fact Maria not only came to root for the team but to make the player work hard during practice sessions. Elena Vesnina had a chance to find it out this evening. She said sometimes it was hard for her as her hitting partner is ranked 55 positions higher than her. Maria was hitting the ball so hard as it was she who is going to take part in the weekend match. Then an interview with Tarpischev:

- Probably you should take a chance and let Maria play at least one match?
- The thing is that Maria's problems with shoulder are real so I think it's best that she recovers fully. We'll have a chance to see her playing for the team in future.

Then Maria saying:
- It's just that I have an injury and nothing works out for me. Fed Cup is just after the big tournament so... I hope the next year it will be different.
- How do you feel as a hitting partner?
- (laughing) It's a different feeling. I feel as I'm an invalid (laughing). No. no, it'k OK, I'm going to train here for a week then after 10 days I'll be able to serve and I hope I can come to play Kremlin Cup.

And now her practice sessions go on and she doesn't say no even for the small rising tennis stars".

Sorry for the English, I hope you can get it.

bellascarlett
Sep 14th, 2007, 01:52 PM
Oh, I somehow managed to open it :mad: :)

So translation of the first vid.

The first part is about Italians.
Then about Anna C: "She has not adjusted yet after the flight from US so today is her first training. But she'll be ready for Saturday the more so as Maria Sharapova (!!!) came to help the team :) Then Chaky says:

- I guess everyone has his own goals, so we are getting ready for the game. Maria came so I can't see the reasons why she can't go to the match to support us. It will be exciting in some way.

In fact Maria not only came to root for the team but to make the player work hard during practice sessions. Elena Vesnina had a chance to find it out this evening. She said sometimes it was hard for her as her hitting partner is ranked 55 positions higher than her. Maria was hitting the ball so hard as it was she who is going to take part in the weekend match. Then an interview with Tarpischev:

- Probably you should take a chance and let Maria play at least one match?
- The thing is that Maria's problems with shoulder are real so I think it's best that she recovers fully. We'll have a chance to see her playing for the team in future.

Then Maria saying:
- It's just that I have an injury and nothing works out for me. Fed Cup is just after the big tournament so... I hope the next year it will be different.
- How do you feel as a hitting partner?
- (laughing) It's a different feeling. I feel as I'm an invalid (laughing). No. no, it'k OK, I'm going to train here for a week then after 10 days I'll be able to serve and I hope I can come to play Kremlin Cup.

And now her practice sessions go on and she doesn't say no even for the small rising tennis stars".

Sorry for the English, I hope you can get it.

Thanks so much, Talia! :hug: That was great. :yeah: So cute about that little girl. She looks determined for a young girl too - you can see her warming up before hitting with Masha. :awww:

They should just let Maria play! :lol: Funny stuff about Vesnina going against Maria. That must suck knowing she's the one playing the tie when her hitting partner is better. And Chaky was actually complimentary towards Masha. :eek: I'm shocked.

Damnit....I was hoping they'd let her play a match. But the draw has been made and maybe this will help her if she decides to play the KC.

Btw, draw pix are posted on yahoo.

Natasc
Sep 14th, 2007, 02:30 PM
I believe that in secret... Anna wants to be friend with Masha?? :scratch:
now that would be a hell of a friendship!!
once that both are beautiful...

Maria Croft
Sep 14th, 2007, 06:57 PM
Too bad I can't see the vid.

Jovana.
Sep 14th, 2007, 08:27 PM
uhm could anybody translate this please?:) http://news.sportbox.ru//NewsStorage/20070913_tennis_konflikt_kuzn

bellascarlett
Sep 15th, 2007, 11:37 AM
is anyone watching?

The camera work on the tennis channel. :weirdo:

they don't show the team reactions at all. :smash: just stupid....

They've showed Maria two times in two sets...but in one replay, you can see Maria in the background cheering like she was in the USO men's final -- two arms raised, clenched fists. :lol:

bellascarlett
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Maria is the best cheerleader! :yippee: :banana: :lol:

She gets so into it just like any other fan. She was caught chanting..."Rossiya! Rossiya!"...with the crowd near the end of the match. :lol: I'm so glad for her that she's there.

It just hit me while watching Chaky out there -- Maria really needs to play a Fed Cup tie before the Olympics just so she can get some experience in playing for her country in a way more similar to the Olympics. The pressure is just different. It's good she gets to see firsthand now the kind of pressure that comes with it.

Talia
Sep 15th, 2007, 02:57 PM
Just returned home from the matches! What can I say? Everything was GREAT! Maria was born to be a cheerleader! Hehe. She was the most active among our team)) Chatted with other girls, shouted with the crowd - wonderful! To tell the truth I didn't expect it'd be so good. Yuri showed up for the second match, was sitting with Maria in Russian team form. Heh.
Maria was very relaxed, so different from how she usually acts if she plays the tournament. So I'm looking forward for tomorrow. I guess we have very good chances. Maria, you should come to Russia more often. You are like a sun, really)

bellascarlett
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:06 PM
Just returned home from the matches! What can I say? Everything was GREAT! Maria was born to be a cheerleader! Hehe. She was the most active among our team)) Chatted with other girls, shouted with the crowd - wonderful! To tell the truth I didn't expect it'd be so good. Yuri showed up for the second match, was sitting with Maria in Russian team form. Heh.
Maria was very relaxed, so different from how she usually acts if she plays the tournament. So I'm looking forward for tomorrow. I guess we have very good chances. Maria, you should come to Russia more often. You are like a sun, really)

Talia! :hug:

Awww, good for you!

Maria is really the best one out there, so great to see. :lol: Too bad, she can't be part of the team now as a player, but hopefully this encourages her to play fed cup next year. You can see she enjoys it.

Have fun tomorrow, talia! :wavey: Take pictures!

Jovana.
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:12 PM
Just returned home from the matches! What can I say? Everything was GREAT! Maria was born to be a cheerleader! Hehe. She was the most active among our team)) Chatted with other girls, shouted with the crowd - wonderful! To tell the truth I didn't expect it'd be so good. Yuri showed up for the second match, was sitting with Maria in Russian team form. Heh.
Maria was very relaxed, so different from how she usually acts if she plays the tournament. So I'm looking forward for tomorrow. I guess we have very good chances. Maria, you should come to Russia more often. You are like a sun, really)

wow,lucky you!i envy you:rolleyes:

Talia
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:18 PM
Talia!

Awww, good for you!

Maria is really the best one out there, so great to see. Too bad, she can't be part of the team now as a player, but hopefully this encourages her to play fed cup next year. You can see she enjoys it.

Have fun tomorrow, talia! Take pictures!

bellascarlett, thank you :hug: !
I had the same thoughts that it can encourage Maria to play for the team. It was clear she enjoyed today's match. And I think she definetely wants to play the main part in the whole thing, not only to root for, so hopefully we'll see Maria in the team the next year.

Princeza
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:29 PM
Thanks for the report Talia :yeah:, she must be very different than during tournaments for sure.

shad9480
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:38 PM
Just returned home from the matches! What can I say? Everything was GREAT! Maria was born to be a cheerleader! Hehe. She was the most active among our team)) Chatted with other girls, shouted with the crowd - wonderful! To tell the truth I didn't expect it'd be so good. Yuri showed up for the second match, was sitting with Maria in Russian team form. Heh.
Maria was very relaxed, so different from how she usually acts if she plays the tournament. So I'm looking forward for tomorrow. I guess we have very good chances. Maria, you should come to Russia more often. You are like a sun, really)

Oh Talia. Thank you for this ^^^
I wish my sport channel will show the Fed Cup final. I would love to see Masha as the cheerleader. Priceless :worship:

Please take pictures and tell us the bits and pieces of what's going on tomorrow. Fans from the other side of the world would appreciate it very much :kiss: :angel:

Maria Croft
Sep 15th, 2007, 05:05 PM
Just returned home from the matches! What can I say? Everything was GREAT! Maria was born to be a cheerleader! Hehe. She was the most active among our team)) Chatted with other girls, shouted with the crowd - wonderful! To tell the truth I didn't expect it'd be so good. Yuri showed up for the second match, was sitting with Maria in Russian team form. Heh.
Maria was very relaxed, so different from how she usually acts if she plays the tournament. So I'm looking forward for tomorrow. I guess we have very good chances. Maria, you should come to Russia more often. You are like a sun, really)


Awesome report :bounce:

Talia
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:08 PM
Svetlana speaking about Maria in the team
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nra1gNldz0k
Translation: Our team doesn't have any problems with Maria Sharapova. We don't mind her coming. But the press that writes about us having some problems with her - it only makes it complicated, but in fact we have good relationships between us in the team, joking and laughing a lot, and Maria is a normal girl just like everyone else. We trained all together, it was good, everyone was supportive. And all these gosips around our team... it only disturbs us. I want to ask you to support us but not to write all these things that push us against each other because in fact we don't want to have conflicts among us in the team, we want to play against Italians all together. I hope I've made it clear.

shad9480
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:58 PM
Svetlana speaking about Maria in the team
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nra1gNldz0k
Translation: Our team doesn't have any problems with Maria Sharapova. We don't mind her coming. But the press that writes about us having some problems with her - it only makes it complicated, but in fact we have good relationships between us in the team, joking and laughing a lot, and Maria is a normal girl just like everyone else. We trained all together, it was good, everyone was supportive. And all these gosips around our team... it only disturbs us. I want to ask you to support us but not to write all these things that push us against each other because in fact we don't want to have conflicts among us in the team, we want to play against Italians all together. I hope I've made it clear.

Way to go Sveta :yeah: :rocker:. Thanks :D

LefandePatty
Sep 15th, 2007, 07:13 PM
Masha. :hearts:

meggz_star
Sep 15th, 2007, 08:01 PM
I'm glad to see Maria out there supporting the team and having a great time. It would be cool to see them cheering her on next year :yeah:

Sharapower8
Sep 15th, 2007, 08:07 PM
Sveta :hug: Good words ! :D

Jovana.
Sep 15th, 2007, 08:12 PM
it`s a good thing Sveta cleared the whole thing out,media was seriously trying to convince people that the team cant stand Maria,wich is obviously not true!:angel:

go masha!:bounce:

@Sweet Cleopatra
Sep 15th, 2007, 08:14 PM
thanks a lot Talia , vamos Masha .

bellascarlett
Sep 15th, 2007, 11:46 PM
Svetlana speaking about Maria in the team
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nra1gNldz0k
Translation: Our team doesn't have any problems with Maria Sharapova. We don't mind her coming. But the press that writes about us having some problems with her - it only makes it complicated, but in fact we have good relationships between us in the team, joking and laughing a lot, and Maria is a normal girl just like everyone else. We trained all together, it was good, everyone was supportive. And all these gosips around our team... it only disturbs us. I want to ask you to support us but not to write all these things that push us against each other because in fact we don't want to have conflicts among us in the team, we want to play against Italians all together. I hope I've made it clear.

Thanks. Good that Sveta is clearing things up. :)

Dan23
Sep 16th, 2007, 01:33 PM
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bellascarlett
Sep 16th, 2007, 03:10 PM
:clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:
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:lol:

Yes....so happy for the Russian team and mainly for Maria being there. I loved seeing her when the national anthem was playing. I really hope she places in the Olympics or wins gold...too far from now but she was standing there really taking in the atmosphere. :)

Anyway, :bounce: Hooray Russia! :bounce: :banana:

Waiting for Russian team pix after the ceremony. Hopefully they took some with everyone involved from coaches to practice partners.

1000
Sep 16th, 2007, 11:40 PM
Congratulations Maria. I was so proud to be your fan and seeing your fellow countrywomen win was just amazing!! Good luck to Russia for next year!!

@Sweet Cleopatra
Sep 17th, 2007, 01:49 AM
you changed your flag to Russia 1000 , that's cool