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Craig.
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Hello everyone...ahhh where do I begin?

Well it's another Thursday morning ( at least Wednesday is over) and just like all my other weekdays I'm starting it with stim and compression on my shoulder before the strength and all the other fun stuff begins. If it weren't for the amazing writers in the New Yorker, or Chelsea Handlers humor I would be losing my mind by now. Just put me in a suit and I easily fit in to the everyday 9 to 5 workday hours, weekends off sort of deal. I've been progressing really well but its taking a lot longer than I had selfishly planned. Therefore my team and I decided to 'shut it down' for the season. The clinic and team in Phoenix has been incredibly nice and supportive. ( Although they truly believe I have a phone and text addiction) The atmosphere is very united...most of the athletes here have similiar shoulder problems so we can all relate to each other even though most of them are 6'4 heavyweight* muscular pitchers or quarterbacks (and I guess they're pretty darn good but since I never finished that Football For Dummies book, and the only football games I ever watch is when I mistakengly turn on a sports channel, I am so clueless to who they are and what exactly they do.) Every other day we do agility workouts and footwork drills so its nice to have company for a change. To be quite honest this whole experience has been quite the change to my usual yearly pace. On the weekends I have been able to go home and have a normal quiet life...which is so unusual because my days off during the year are so random. Next week I am going to finally hit my first tennis ball and a few weeks after that my first serves.

I'm sure you have heard about my new partnership with Cole Haan that I'm so very excited about. I had my design meeting in NY and I was more nervous presenting my ideas than I was before a GS final. Its a bit awkward coming into a room full of designers that do it for a living...put in the fact that I'm 21 and it makes it that much more awkward.

All in all its a really big step design wise for me and I can't wait till next fall when it comes out...its full of everyday-life shoulder bags, flats, comfy boots, casual sneakers and of course a few pairs of killer heels.

Speaking of fall, I'm very ready for a few chilly evenings after being in the Phoenix heat for the last 6 weeks. You find yourself sweating profusely just getting in and out of the car. And they have these sprinklers coming out of the ceiling which I think are really unnecessary and only make the heat humid.

Not to be mean or anything but because I've been taking more runs on the beach I have been blown away by the amount of people that walk around with that E.T looking stick, trying to find coins or whatever else they believe they might find in the sand. Let's be honest here...unless you're at Club 55 in St.Tropez, who in their right mind is going to be bringing expensive jewelry or lots of coins to the beach? Waste of time if you ask me. Not sure how much that stick costs but I'm assuming it would take a while before you're making any sort of profit.

Even though Michael has been out of commission for the last few weeks because of a blood clot in his calf which lead him to staying in the hospital for a few days(don't ask), he's still able to get the quote. Everyone at the clinic were giving him a hard time for not doing the exercises with me to which he said 'This is the exact reason I retired...so I don't have to do this stuff anymore'.

Just a note on hospitals while we're at it...they are exhausting! Within the 30 minutes I was there visiting, about 5 different people walked in and out of his room checking charts, asking questions, making small talk. I'm all for tender-loving-care but if you're not coming in to give the person medicine and making him feel better, why bother? After all, the nurse call button is right next to his thumb if he needs any help.

Fashion week was great fun...Peter Som had one of his best collections yet! There is this one long blue dress that I cannot wait to wear! And I was so thrilled to see so many of the designers at my Vogue/Cole Haan event.

While in NY I also did a couple really cool photo shoots which will be coming out later in the year...those are always fun because I feel like I get to play a different character on each one of them...and I never get the chance to do them either so that was a change.

Till next time!! Maria

Player forum, I know. :rolleyes: But for once, haters, get over yourselves and shut the fuck up.

Emina.
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Come back stronger Maria, tennis needs you :kiss::hug:

MrSerenaWilliams
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:12 PM
:hug:

Get well soon, Team Masha

In The Zone
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Maria! :( :sad: I miss you!

doujyr
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:14 PM
nice piece. would love to know for sure if she writes them herself or gives some thoughts to a ghost writer to do it.

Craig.
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Maria! :( :sad: I miss seeing you lose!

There. :)

Ciarán
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Australia 09 :worship:

Temporary0369
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:26 PM
Haha, somehow Maria never struck me as a Chelsea Handler type of girl. She's cooler now that I know she is.

I hope the recovery is going well and that she can come back strong and yip free next year. She usually does well after an off season and this is like 3 of those, so who knows?! :)

simonsaystennis
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:36 PM
Oh man! I was really hoping to see Maria play more this season and at the YEC. I guess this is for the best and it shows that Maria is dedicated to having an awesome 2009! :)

P_Fer
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:44 PM
:sad: Come back strong Maria! :yeah::hug:

Mikey B
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:48 PM
gold coast 09? probably not, hong kong exo then onto the aussie open.. i wonder how she'll cope defending her title after being absent for half of the year..

RenaSlam.
Sep 26th, 2008, 09:59 PM
Bye Maria :wavey:

Miss youu.

MarieC
Sep 26th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Smart move to shut it down for the year

faboozadoo15
Sep 26th, 2008, 10:07 PM
gold coast 09? probably not, hong kong exo then onto the aussie open.. i wonder how she'll cope defending her title after being absent for half of the year..

Probably pretty well. Those courts were made for her. Plus, she'll have a lot of good memories for her crazy road this past year.

stevos
Sep 26th, 2008, 10:09 PM
Sigh.
Imissyousomuch. :D

Oh well, I'm happy that this shoulder thing might be just over and done with for good. That would definitely be worth the rest of the year.

Can't wait to see the blue dress. :inlove:

simplydeep
Sep 26th, 2008, 10:17 PM
Maria seems to not resting her injured self,busy going to fashion shows seems to me like its' injury and an extended break

mashasabinefan1
Sep 26th, 2008, 10:20 PM
its smart not to play this year..hoping for a healthy and injury free season nxt year best of luck in australia masha:bounce:

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 26th, 2008, 10:22 PM
See ya in 09 Masha :kiss::bounce:

faboozadoo15
Sep 26th, 2008, 10:22 PM
Maria seems to not resting her injured self,busy going to fashion shows seems to me like its' injury and an extended break

She's sitting through fashion shows and having her photo taken. It's not like she's doing cartwheels down the runway.

jacobruiz
Sep 26th, 2008, 10:25 PM
Maria seems to not resting her injured self,busy going to fashion shows seems to me like its' injury and an extended break

She has a rotator cuff injury - she can still walk and talk.
Great read as usual - anyone who has listened to her over the last few years knows that's 100% Masha!:worship:

hankqq
Sep 26th, 2008, 11:11 PM
:hug: to the Sharapova fans out there :awww:
Hopefully she'll be ready to go at the start of 2009 :)

and she likes Chelsea Handler :hearts: :bowdown:

Noctis
Sep 26th, 2008, 11:16 PM
I Miss her grunts and hot language on court :sobbing:

Cakeisgood
Sep 27th, 2008, 12:23 AM
I miss you :( Kill 2009 Maria!

Serenita
Sep 27th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Come back soon!!:hug:

slamchamp
Sep 27th, 2008, 01:27 AM
:inlove::awww:

Kworb
Sep 27th, 2008, 01:40 AM
Maria :hearts:

Harju.
Sep 27th, 2008, 01:54 AM
She's sitting through fashion shows and having her photo taken. It's not like she's doing cartwheels down the runway.
LOL. How dare she is having a good time while nursing an injury. OUTRAGEOUS!

Miss you, Maria. Please come back strong next year!

Imperfect Angel
Sep 27th, 2008, 04:24 AM
I think she should come back at 2010 for the FO to get a career grand slam since she only wins slams once in 2 years and only FO that she hasn't won.:p
Enjoy your days outside tennis.:wavey:

shaktincredible
Sep 27th, 2008, 05:30 AM
I think she should come back at 2010 for the FO to get a career grand slam since she only wins slams once in 2 years and only FO that she hasn't won.:p
Enjoy your days outside tennis.:wavey:

just like my signature :wavey:

but i'm sure she will win another slam in 2009 if she's healthy *hopefully! :kiss:

shaktincredible
Sep 27th, 2008, 05:35 AM
LOL. How dare she is having a good time while nursing an injury. OUTRAGEOUS!

Miss you, Maria. Please come back strong next year!

injury doesn't always mean crying in the home..

maria really knows how to deal with it. :worship:

Living_Legend
Sep 27th, 2008, 09:57 AM
The courts are way too quiet for my liking, without Maria!!!

JadeFox
Sep 27th, 2008, 10:59 AM
Get well soon Maria! The WTA is just not the same without her grunts, her attacking tennis, and awesome bitchface.:hearts::awww:

Adal
Sep 27th, 2008, 11:04 AM
She wrote so much about tennis :inlove: :(

Sharapowerr
Sep 27th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Womens tennis is now boring .. without Maria, i think the tv taring are also drpooed by 10-25%.

Nemo_Kool
Sep 27th, 2008, 04:31 PM
love reading her blogs, she has a good way with words! and GL with her rehabilitation for 2009

cn ireland
Sep 27th, 2008, 05:06 PM
:sad: But its a sensible decision.

Hope she dominates 2009:D!

goldenlox
Sep 27th, 2008, 06:00 PM
While she has this off time, maybe she should consult an expert in sports shoulder injuries about her service motion and forehand.
If her technique is causing a problem that will continue to injure her, now is the time to find out.

ce
Sep 27th, 2008, 07:23 PM
:sobbing:
miss her :sad:

Max565
Sep 27th, 2008, 07:26 PM
I miss her. We need her glamour back!

adam_ads_n
Sep 27th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Well...I am not a big fan of Maria, but I started liking her game as she started to vary it a lot. She used to hit from the baseline over and over again, but now she used volleys, drop shots, and so on :) Come back strong Maria, female tennis really needs you, but only in good form :)

lumiere
Sep 27th, 2008, 07:57 PM
I was glad when I read this doodle. Don't want her rushing back if it means prolonging the injury. Can't wait for her return though. :D

Destiny
Sep 27th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Maria you teenager I love her comments sounds like stuff i would say :awww: :hug:

AlwaysGraf
Sep 27th, 2008, 08:51 PM
it would all be so much easier if the nurses and doctors just came in gave you your medicine then let you go.........


they do a far more important job than you ever have miss spoilt brat

she streaks of "up HER OWN ARSE syndrome"

wonder if the docs failed to diagnose that---i doubt it

so annoying

serenus_2k8
Sep 27th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Womens tennis is now boring .. without Maria, i think the tv taring are also drpooed by 10-25%.

LMAO.

Yeh Im sure. Tennis clubs have been virtually empty since she announced she was injured for a few months too.

Good to see that Maria and her fans are all up themselves, consistancy is always nice :wavey:

tonybotz
Sep 27th, 2008, 11:53 PM
i'm a casual sharapova fan, i think she's good for the game. but i do love reading her blogs. this is a modern, intelligent , young woman, and i love hearing her speak.

Lucas_Arg
Sep 27th, 2008, 11:57 PM
Maria better be hungry as hell in the AO.

Just Do It
Sep 27th, 2008, 11:59 PM
Not even YEC ? :(

Il Primo!
Sep 28th, 2008, 01:26 AM
While she has this off time, maybe she should consult an expert in sports shoulder injuries about her service motion and forehand.
If her technique is causing a problem that will continue to injure her, now is the time to find out.

Why would'nt you rather care about the other Russians's unability of winning a GS :)

Привет
Sep 28th, 2008, 01:32 AM
Masha really does need to change her technique if it is the major cause for these injuries. Obviously she can't completely change it, but any small changes she could make to even lessen the effect on the injury would be good.

See you in 09, Masha! :)

Angelnoir
Sep 28th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Get well soon shoulder injuries can be debilitating.

WIMBLY2004
Sep 28th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Maria :hug: get well soon.

Looking forward to 2009

Cakeisgood
Sep 30th, 2008, 04:26 AM
it would all be so much easier if the nurses and doctors just came in gave you your medicine then let you go.........


they do a far more important job than you ever have miss spoilt brat

she streaks of "up HER OWN ARSE syndrome"

wonder if the docs failed to diagnose that---i doubt it

so annoying

Cool!!!!111 When did you two meet?? Did you have a conversation?

WAIT! I know! You went to high school with her, and you hated each other!!

Or maybe you're just a moron who judges people based on what the media portrays them as. Gimme a break troll :wavey:

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 30th, 2008, 04:32 AM
it would all be so much easier if the nurses and doctors just came in gave you your medicine then let you go.........


they do a far more important job than you ever have miss spoilt brat

she streaks of "up HER OWN ARSE syndrome"

wonder if the docs failed to diagnose that---i doubt it

so annoying

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Sharapova's_Boy
Sep 30th, 2008, 04:33 AM
The tour is so boring without Masha.

:(

friendsita
Sep 30th, 2008, 05:32 AM
oooooh Masha!!!
miss her a lot, come back stronger

Miss Atomic Bomb
Sep 30th, 2008, 09:56 AM
Just a note on hospitals while we're at it...they are exhausting! Within the 30 minutes I was there visiting, about 5 different people walked in and out of his room checking charts, asking questions, making small talk. I'm all for tender-loving-care but if you're not coming in to give the person medicine and making him feel better, why bother? After all, the nurse call button is right next to his thumb if he needs any help.

:rolleyes: