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friendsita
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:37 AM
Maria will play 2 more events indoors: Zurich and Linz. Maria still needs points to qualify for the WTA Tour Championships which are in Madrid in November.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

http://www.mariasharapova.com/defaultflash.sps

FrchTwst
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:38 AM
Bad decision on her part. She should just play Moscow, since the field is weaker.

heytennis
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:42 AM
I don't think she should play Linz.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:45 AM
Moscow, Zurich... and LINZ? Why for the love of God...? :speakles:

Does she want to injure her shoulder again for playing too much? :tape:

FrchTwst
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:46 AM
OMG I just noticed something

Everyone gets happy when Sharapova is out till Madrid, but the moment she decides to play, everyone gets upset. LOL LOL!

friendsita
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:51 AM
:rolleyes: :confused: :sad:

faboozadoo15
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:52 AM
WTF. I hope she can play one or two without reinjuring herself.

IceSkaTennisFan
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:53 AM
Next thing, she'll be playing doubles in each event, as well :tape:

heytennis
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:53 AM
I dont think she will play all three. Linz doesn't really make sense. She should take 2 weeks off after Moscow and Zurich.

G1Player2
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:54 AM
WTF. I hope she can play one or two without reinjuring herself.


I don't think she'll re-injure herself. However, if she ends up meeting Serena, she may wish she was injured after the last couple of beatdowns she has received from her. :tape:

faboozadoo15
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:19 AM
I don't think she'll re-injure herself. However, if she ends up meeting Serena, she may wish she was injured after the last couple of beatdowns she has received from her. :tape:

Um okay. I bet that's exactly what Maria would be thinking. Such an intelligent observation from you.

Ntour
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:22 AM
i suppose her shoulder is all better now, well until her next loss anyway

faboozadoo15
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:28 AM
i suppose her shoulder is all better now, well until her next loss anyway

Just like Justine's chronic exhaustion and/or HPV :tape:
Just like Serena's knee/quad/influenza

@Sweet Cleopatra
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:31 AM
mmmmm let's speek after Moscow ,

mankind
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:33 AM
Um okay. I bet that's exactly what Maria would be thinking. Such an intelligent observation from you.

Well how would you know what she's thinking?! Maria has been badly beaten the last 2 times she's played Serena, her shoulder is still not 100%, what do you think she would be thinking: Damn this is going to be so easy against Serena. ??

Harvs
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:33 AM
maria:)

faboozadoo15
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:38 AM
Well how would you know what she's thinking?! Maria has been badly beaten the last 2 times she's played Serena, her shoulder is still not 100%, what do you think she would be thinking: Damn this is going to be so easy against Serena. ??

She believes she can win every match, just like she's always been. It's also not like she's never whipped Serena either. Sharapova isn't afraid of other players, just like any champion.

What's the point of ever playing another match with a defeatist attitude?

cheo23
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:43 AM
Vamos Maria!!!!!!!! You will WIN these EVENTS and take the YEC Title once again!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts::hearts::hearts: And if you Don't, Rest your SHOULDER until next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :kiss:

Princeza
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:46 AM
OMG I just noticed something

Everyone gets happy when Sharapova is out till Madrid, but the moment she decides to play, everyone gets upset. LOL LOL!

Better got used to it, whatever she does, it's not good.



What's the point of ever playing another match with a defeatist attitude?

:yeah:

CORIA01
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:47 AM
Good To See Her Playing Again Especially In Europe!

vma
Oct 5th, 2007, 08:18 AM
Maria :( just when I was counting how many spots in the rankings she would lose.. stupid me

faboozadoo15
Oct 5th, 2007, 08:18 AM
Maria :( just when I was counting how many spots in the rankings she would lose.. stupid me

Get a life.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Oct 5th, 2007, 04:16 PM
get a life vma with your low ranked faves

Doc
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:03 PM
Good news.

I hope this means Maria's shoulder is finally on the mend, and she can defend hyer points from last year!

tennis_lover89
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:20 PM
I hope she doesn't force the shoulder too much

goldenlox
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:57 PM
Maria entered SD LA and Tornto/Montreal the last 2 summers.
Entering and playing are different.

tennis_lover89
Oct 5th, 2007, 05:58 PM
the thing is that she is the defending champ at zurich and linz

Melly Flew Us
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:11 PM
Bad decision on her part. She should just play Moscow, since the field is weaker.
do you mean she should just play linz because the linz field is weaker?
1. Justine Henin Moscow, Zürich
2. Svetlana Kuznetsova Moscow, Zürich
3. Jelena Jankovic Bangkok, Zürich
4. Maria Sharapova Zürich, Linz
5. Ana Ivanovic Zürich
6. Anna Chakvetadze Moscow, Zürich, Linz, Québec City
7. Serena Williams Moscow, Zürich
8. Venus Williams Bangkok
9. Nadia Petrova Zürich, Linz
10. Daniela Hantuchova Zürich
11. Marion Bartoli Moscow, Zürich, Linz
12. Amélie Mauresmo Moscow, Zürich
13. Patty Schnyder Moscow, Zürich, Linz
14. Nicole Vaidisova Moscow, Zürich, Linz, Québec City
15. Elena Dementieva Moscow, Zürich
16. Shahar Peer Bangkok, Zürich, Linz
17. Dinara Safina Moscow, Zürich, Linz
18. Martina Hingis Zürich
19. Tatiana Golovin Zürich, Québec City
20. Agnes Szavay Zürich, Linz

Il Primo!
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:43 PM
i suppose her shoulder is all better now, well until her next loss anyway

A. RADWANSKA/M. Sharapova

6-4, 1-6, 6-2

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Just talk about the last six games because it seemed like everything just fell part.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, although I won many games in a row after losing the first and being down 1-0, you know, you'd think I'd have the momentum in the third set with a break. But I just didn't really feel that way inside of me for some reason today. You know, just going to have those kind of days where you're always trying to come through and always trying to find a way even though you don't feel like things are exactly going your way. You know, that's just what happens.

Q. Can you talk about how much of this match was about you not being there 100 percent or was it more about her just playing great?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: You got to give her a lot of credit for finishing the match and winning it. A lot of girls in her position on a big stage in a big stadium against a top player sometimes get a little nervous. She held on there, and all the credit to her for winning the match.

Q. Did you feel like you were not there this morning before the match or was it just sort of as it got underway?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: There's no excuses. It's not like today I stepped out on the wrong side of the bed or I did something differently. Like I said, I'm going to have these types of days where although I might be up a break in the third set, but it just doesn't go my way.

Q. With the serve was the wind playing a factor with the toss, and was she a little bit distracting when she's kind of dancing around?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I don't worry about what my opponent is doing. You know, I just worry about what I have to do. The conditions were obviously different than the other two matches that I've played. But I'm not going to say I lost the match because it was windy or because she was doing something and I was not.

Q. You played her one other time this year. Is there something about her game that you think is tough for you that makes the matches closer?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, it's hard to say because the last match was on clay and it was my first tournament back, you know, after being away from the game for a few months. It's difficult to say. Definitely a tough opponent. You know, she gets a lot of balls back and makes you work for the points. You know, but I mean, I have to look at today's match and see what I could have done differently in order win it. I know the mistakes I made. But today I just made those mistakes and you just hope that next time it doesn't happen.

Q. After the first set, did you adjust your game at all because you came out so strong in the second set?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah. I mean, I guess I stepped in the court a little bit more. But even though -- I just -- I don't know. I don't feel like I had that belief that I usually do. I don't know whether I put a lot of pressure on myself coming into this event, because I felt like I was starting to play a lot better. I felt like physically -- I felt really good. You know, I felt healthy. Yeah, I don't know. It was just -- it's tough to say.

Q. Did you feel upset that the audience applauding your opponents?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I mean, she was an underdog coming into the match, and you have to understand that the underdog is the girl that's playing well against the top players are always going get applause. That's part of the game. That is normal in any sport.

Q. How is your shoulder?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: It's fine.

Q. Given how well you struck the ball in the first two rounds, didn't you think maybe at some point in the third set your feeling for the ball would come back?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: You would think so, yeah. You wait for it, yeah. It just wasn't there. Like I said, you always try to find a way to, you know -- even though I won a lot of consecutive games, even though I was up a break, I just didn't feel -- I don't know if it was a combination of the circumstance or the wind or the opponent playing well. I don't know what it was. I just didn't quite feel like me out there.

Q. What's the emotion now, the defending champion and sort of an earlier exit than you wanted?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: It's always tough. No matter if you lose in the semis, whatever round it is. But especially being the defending champion, it's tough. Definitely not an easy day at the office for me. But, you know, it's -- I could sit here all day long and come up with excuses and say how bad I played. But at the end of the day my opponent won the match and I lost it. Better go on from here. Clearly it hasn't been my best year. Just hasn't been my year. But that's the way things go. I got take the good and I got take the bad and I got move on, just keep working hard, and someday the work that I did before this tournament, beginning of the year, whenever it was, it's going to pay off. I'm not worried about that.

Q. Have you ever had an opponent move that far up close to the service line on your second serves?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: It's really not about what the opponent does because the ball's in your hands. It's up to you to go out there and serve. I don't usually don't think about where my opponent's standing or not.

Q. We asked her about that, and she said Maria Sharapova didn't like it, did that as a tactic to try to throw you.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: It will be interesting to see if she does it again next time I play her.

Q. Your dad left after 5-3 in the third set.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: No, he didn't. He was there.

Q. At that point, did you pretty much know at the change that nothing's working for me?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Throughout the match, like I said, it just didn't, you know, it didn't feel steady. You know, whether -- but, I mean, until the last point is played, you can't really think negatively. You know, no matter how bad things are going, you'll always try to be positive about it, even though it was quite difficult to be.

Q. What did you your father tell you after the match?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: You know, I just talked to my team a little bit. It's tough to say because it's not like they're going to say, You should have hit this or you should have done that. You know, it's tough to correct something a few minutes after you just lost a match. Like I said, you just to have move on. I have a whole future ahead of me. I'm not going throw myself a pity party here.

Q. How long does it take to you recover?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: We'll see. Every loss is difficult. But I don't know. I'll tell you at the next tournament. It's tough to say.

Q. Despite all your off court success, you've always been very good at directing yourself, and you enjoy the winning so much on the court. Does a campaign like this year make you feel even more that hunger going forward?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: In the future, you mean?

Q. Yeah.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Sure. That's what I play for. I play to go in the Grand Slams and compete, and I've done it before and I've won two and I know I can do it again. There is no doubt about it. Just because today things didn't go my way and I lost, I'm not going to put my head down and think that I know that that's it. Could have easily gone my way today. She could have started playing worse or I could have played better, but today was just today. I've got to forget it. I'm looking forward to next year. This year is not done. There's no Grand Slam this year, but, you know, I still have a few tournaments to play. There's always years to come.

Q. Does she have what it takes to win a major do you think?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, you know, I think with experience, experience is definitely going to her with every year. She's going to grow as a player. She's going to be -- her game will become more mature. She'll improve a lot things in her game, you know, her serve. I definitely think her second serve is her weakness right now. I'm sure as she plays more tougher matches she'll learn and she'll be a better playing. For sure she has that chance. See if she takes it or not.

Q. What happened to your second serve today?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I mean, it's a combination of everything. Like I said, what happened to all my shots today? I could sit here and try to think, What happened? I could blame the wind and blame my opponent, but I'm not going to find reasons why one shot didn't work today and her shots did.

Q. When pro tennis was really getting started, it was so much about the tennis. It's really grown into such a massive industry and entertainment and the glamour side. When you were growing up, did you ever anticipate how much the emphasis would be on the business side and the exposure and all the great opportunities? Do the players just take this for granted now, that it's really a business?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, once you get on court, for a tennis player, it is all about the tennis. But I mean, you have to realize that people see you as entertainers. When you go to a concert and you see someone perform, you paid your money to see someone perform and see them do what they do best. That's why you spent the amount of money you did on that ticket. So you realize, I mean, when you're growing up I had no idea what would come with -- you don't know what's going to come with a tennis career. You don't know what's going to come with fame until you actually get there and those things come to you and you actually explore them. But you really don't know until you actually get there. There's a whole other world to it.

Q. Your comfortable that though right, and being a role model?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, it's tough being a role model, because when I was growing up I never really had a role model because I never thought that anyone was perfect. So it's tough to hear when kids do say that, you know, I want to be like Maria Sharapova. I say, No you don't. Because I'm not perfect. You know, I might be good at some things but I might not be good at other things. You want to strive for the best. You want to try to be the best. So, you know, so that's what's a little strange is that when kids do come up to me and say, I want to be just like you. I'm like, Okay.

Q. What are you not perfect at?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: There are a few things, but I'll keep them to myself.

Q. There were rumors that you're thinking about not playing for Russia anymore and playing for U.S.; is that true?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: That's not true.

Q. Do you feel shocked a little bit?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: No.

Q. What's the feeling overall going on inside you right now?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: It's disappointment. There's no happiness, I'll tell you that. I mean, look, at the end of the day it really is a just tennis match. You know, some days you win and some days you lose. Some days you lose in the finals and some days you lose in the third round and some days you lose in the first round. You just never know how it's going to play out. Sometimes you work really hard for something and you get it when you want it, and sometimes you work really hard and you don't get it. You never know when God's going to bring down those gifts. So I'm waiting for those Christmas gifts.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports

Enough said.

heytennis
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:45 PM
I don't know if Maria cares about defending a title that much. There are a few instances when she won and tournament and did not even play it the next year because it didn't fit into her schedule.

hotandspicey
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:03 PM
I don't know if Maria cares about defending a title that much. There are a few instances when she won and tournament and did not even play it the next year because it didn't fit into her schedule.

You are talking about a tier1 and 2.:rolleyes: Ofcourse she does. anything else is a slam or yec.
btw, tons of points lost if she doesn't defend.

heytennis
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:07 PM
You are talking about a tier1 and 2.:rolleyes: Ofcourse she does. anything else is a slam or yec.
btw, tons of points lost if she doesn't defend.

She obviously knows she will lose points but if she isnt healthy or it doesn't fit into her schedule, she wont play.

simba
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:25 PM
good Maria. i hate injuries and i hope her should has healed completly.

Rix643
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:33 PM
So Maria is coming to Linz? That's good news. Maybe I can sell my all-week-ticket now.... :rolleyes:

borisyBACK
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:34 PM
Isn't it great that Maria can choose when her shoulder is injured and when not. Depends on the power of her latest loss :)

tennis_lover89
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:36 PM
Isn't it great that Maria can choose when her shoulder is injured and when not. Depends on the power of her latest loss :)
I think u should correct your signature..maria lost to radwanska in the US OPEN not ROLAND GARROS

Direwolf
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:57 PM
Sharapova is really such a liar...
she really making such a big deal bout her injury...
is she she njured at all??

such a disrespetful player...

FrchTwst
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:58 PM
if she loses, she'll blame the shoulder. IMO her shoulder is messed up but she realizes she is in jeopardy of not qualifying for YEC and having her ranking drop as low as #7 or #8

*JR*
Oct 5th, 2007, 08:11 PM
I dont think she will play all three. Linz doesn't really make sense. She should take 2 weeks off after Moscow and Zurich.
I'm sure she'll pull out if she's qualified for Madrid. I wonder if her AUT fans will be naive enough to buy tix thinking that she won't. (Oh sorry, in the Newspeak world of Commissar Scott, we're not supposed to say things that could tip off the gullible). :tape:

@Sweet Cleopatra
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:44 PM
she may withdraw from Zurich or Linz .

tennis_lover89
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:45 PM
if she does well in moscow and zurich, I don't think she'll play linz

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 6th, 2007, 12:32 AM
She just suddenly comes back from injury and puts 2 more tournaments on her plate. I bet she withdraws from linz

@Sweet Cleopatra
Oct 6th, 2007, 02:52 AM
we're not sure she'll play

gary
Oct 6th, 2007, 04:20 AM
I hope she plays Linz :p
because the field is weaker than Zurich :tape: :lol:

AcesHigh
Oct 6th, 2007, 04:24 AM
That shoulder injury is looking more and more questionable.

Koda
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:01 AM
well, i hope maria's shoulder is fine now....and i truly hope there won't be any humilating loss for her coz that's the last thing she needs in this horrible year for her...

:kiss:

@Sweet Cleopatra
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:10 AM
oh no more humilating looses

tennnisfannn
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:10 AM
I am sure Jelena Jankovic is on some waiting list in Linz

Helaena
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:57 AM
I am sure Jelena Jankovic is on some waiting list in Linz

lol :haha:

@Sweet Cleopatra
Oct 6th, 2007, 11:01 AM
Jelena Jankovic can play touch wood , she's so fit .

Bruno71
Oct 6th, 2007, 11:38 AM
I am sure Jelena Jankovic is on some waiting list in Linz

She's scheduled to play Linz...I don't know what list she's currently on but she's playing there.

up!
Oct 6th, 2007, 02:14 PM
come on maria

Emina.
Oct 6th, 2007, 03:05 PM
vamos maria...good luck! :worship: