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pierce_fanatic
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:18 AM
EXCLUSIVE NEXT week's Australian Open has been rocked by the withdrawal of defending champion Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova's management contacted Melbourne Park officials today with news her right shoulder injury had not fully recovered.

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley confirmed Sharapova's battle for fitness had been lost.

"I'm obviously disappointed for Maria because she's extremely disappointed," Tiley said.

"We've been in constant contact with Maria and she's decided to withdraw because she's not ready in her rehabilitation process.

"She's loves the Australian Open and she loves Melbourne - she's bitterly disappointed."

Sharapova, 23, has not played since Montreal in August because of chronic soreness in her shoulder.

Sharapova had been desperate to defend the Melbourne Park title.

But she last week withdrew from a Hong Kong exhibition, triggering fears she would have to bypass the Open.

The decision comes as a massive blow to the Russian, who spent 10 weeks in Arizona rehabilitating.

"We were working hard on my strength and building up all the muscles around my shoulder," Sharapova said on her website.

"Since I can only do that for two hours a day, I also worked really hard on working on other parts of my body.

"Unfortunately after my 10 weeks of shoulder rehab, I started hitting and serving again and I still felt the same exact pain that I have had in my shoulder since March."

Sharapova then underwent arthroscopic surgery - but believed she would recover in time for the next week's Open.

"I miss competing so much. I am trying to do everything possible to be ready for Australia, but I have promised my doctors, coach and family that I will not rush back," she said.

"I have only been able to practice so many hours at a time which is why I don't feel like I am ready to compete at a high level right now and this is why I need to pull out of the exhibtion in Hong Kong.

"But the great news is that we have taken care of the problem that has been bothering me so much over the last couple of years, and now is the time to get into what I call 'match shape'."

Sharapova joins Lindsay Davenport (pregnant) and Nadia Petrova (viral meningitis) as high-profile absentees.

Russia's world No. 5 Nikoloay Davydenko (foot) is the most notable casualty on the men's side.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24898228-11088,00.html

Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:19 AM
Wow

Callum
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:19 AM
Fuck. :(

J.Bravo
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:20 AM
That F*cking sucks major @ss.
Get well Masha

mckyle.
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:20 AM
Maria's not 23 :lol:

Oh well.

This will make the comeback even more THUNDEROUS :bounce:

Mikey.
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:20 AM
NOOOOO! :bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:

alwayshingis
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:21 AM
:sad: But not a big surprise...

Nikkiri
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:22 AM
Maria's fans :hug:

Callum
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:22 AM
Nadia is out too?

Double fuck. :sobbing:

The Daviator
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:22 AM
:speakles:

Well, she really didn't seem ready to return, she should take as much time as possible, she is only 21, still shocking though!

:hug: to her fans.

homogenius
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:23 AM
Sad for her but it was kinda expected.

Ferosh
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:23 AM
Didn't her doodle say she was 100% recovered? Anyways, I hope she recovers soon, tennis needs Maria.

sammy01
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:23 AM
ok she aint 23 and petrovas in sydney draw, anyway.

sucks for maria and her fans, still the spring hardcourt season is as good as any time for a return.

get in shape maria.

Chance
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:23 AM
Thought so....but Nadia is still in.

Ferosh
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:23 AM
Nadia is out too?

Double fuck. :sobbing:

Nadia is not out. She's playing singles and doubles in Sydney.

cellophane
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:23 AM
Nadia is out too?

Double fuck. :sobbing:

Nadia can't be out... she is playing Sydney. Unless she withdrew :confused:now?

So Disrespectful
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:24 AM
:sad: That's really disappointing. It won't be the same without Maria.

The Daviator
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:24 AM
Nadia is out too?

Double fuck. :sobbing:

And soon JJ too, don't forget :o :o

homogenius
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:25 AM
Why Nadia would be out ?
She's in Sydney's draw

mckyle.
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Well a couple inaccuracies in the article have already been pointed out so who knows how true this may be :p

starin
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:26 AM
:hug: get better Maria!!

Mina Vagante
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Wow

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:26 AM
wow. but wasn't it kind of expected?

Dexter
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Expected, if she's due to comeback she should absolutely make sure that her shoulder is fine. She probably could've played AO and do relatively well, but it would mean no more tournaments for a couple of months.
A GS always sucks without the defending champion though. :(

Hugs to Maria-fans! :hug:

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:27 AM
And soon JJ too, don't forget :o :o

:spit: hilarious.

Dan23
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:28 AM
:sobbing: :sobbing:


btw since when was Maria 23yo? :scratch:

Callum
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:30 AM
So Nadia isn't out? Phew! :D

LindsayRulz
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:30 AM
Kind of expected, get well soon Maria. :hug:

eck
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:31 AM
Maria :sad:

PatrickRyan
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:31 AM
:eek: That's too bad :(

Drake1980
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:31 AM
snap!:eek:

NewShoulderPlz.
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:32 AM
:sad::sad::sad:

iGOAT
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:32 AM
HOLY GOD!!!! :eek: I had a strong feeling she would but I'm still shocked :lol: (but not exactly sad :p)

sammy01
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:32 AM
has anyone checked the sydney draw to see if petrova has withdrawn? i cant as my computer hates pdf's.

doni1212
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:33 AM
That sucks, and she probably won't come back for the clay swing either. We probably won't see her until Wimbledon.
Oh well, get better...

louisa.
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:34 AM
:crying2:

Dexter
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:34 AM
I didn't care enough to read the OP first. Would do they say Petrova's out? :scratch:
I don't think it's official yet. :o

CJ07
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:35 AM
That sucks, and she probably won't come back for the clay swing either. We probably won't see her until Wimbledon.
Oh well, get better...
I don't know how much sense it makes for her to come back just for IW and Miami basically, risk injury on the clay and not be fit for Wimbledon.

I think she would be well served staying out resting the shoulder naturally and then start hitting in the spring and be ready to roll at Wimbledon. She could play whatever tunups there is and she would be the favorite against a good chunk of the draw healthy and hungry.

danieln1
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:35 AM
Maria out, Serena losing... what the hell the world turned into?? Maybe that´s a sign Venus will win the whole thing

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:36 AM
Figured....but still :sad:

pierce_fanatic
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:37 AM
has anyone checked the sydney draw to see if petrova has withdrawn? i cant as my computer hates pdf's.

They still have her in :shrug:

We should know more in a few hours anyways. I was just passing on the info :shrug:

Dan23
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:37 AM
That sucks, and she probably won't come back for the clay swing either. We probably won't see her until Wimbledon.
Oh well, get better...
I wouldnt get too carried away....I'd be surprised if she wasnt back playing by Indian Wells.

Inger67
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Omg.. I'm not even a huge fan of hers but I feel bad. This is a huge blow for women's tennis "/ Get well soon Maria! :sad:

Lefty.
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:44 AM
:( Dammit, was kinda expecting this but I was still hoping she might be able to play. Hopefully that shoulder gets better quicker.

Big :hug: for Dan; hopefully you can still enjoy the tennis even tho Maria won't be there. ;)

youizahoe
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:45 AM
poor sharapova, the only real serena contender out there :o

lizchris
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:45 AM
I wouldnt get too carried away....I'd be surprised if she wasnt back playing by Indian Wells.

She won't back until after Wimbledon if she is back this year at all. Last summer I said she has a torn rotator cuff and that she may need surgery (and I was attacked on this board for saying so and for saying she probably wouldn't play the AO). Her handlers hired the medical team that treated the torn roator cuff of US baseball player Kerry Wood and for those who follow baseball know he has never been the same since. Regardless of how bad the tear is, she should have opted for sugery because she would at least have been able to play sometime late this year. Now if she decides to have sugery, she is looking of being out of tennis until the summer of 2010.

V's a star
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:46 AM
dammm see if she had jus got surgery in the begining shed have a great new shoulder by now n be ready for the new season. But still wit all the problems shes had with it the past couple years they jus decided to let it "heal" again lol :help:
Im no fan but it b nice to see her back not that shed get far wit no match pratice

sakya23
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:46 AM
this means she will fall to #15, wow this is really sad.

V's a star
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:48 AM
poor sharapova, the only real serena contender out there :o

haha ya look at her now. Venus will whip that ass!!

Rod the Bama
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:48 AM
Not much of a surprise to me, but still it`s sad that Maria won`t be able to defend her title at the Aussie Open. :sad: At the same time i think that she`s doing the right thing in not rushing back. Hopefully we`ll get to see her at one of the early tournaments in Europe next month.

lizchris
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:48 AM
dammm see if she had jus got surgery in the begining shed have a great new shoulder by now n be ready for the new season. But still wit all the problems shes had with it the past couple years they jus decided to let it "heal" again lol :help:
Im no fan but it b nice to see her back not that shed get far wit no match pratice

No she wouldn't have.

A torn rotator cuff takes 12-18 months to recuperate from. If she had the sugery, she wouldn't have been back until sometime around the USO at the earliest.

Tully
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:49 AM
:sad:Maria.

ninanina19
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:50 AM
She won't back until after Wimbledon if she is back this year at all. Last summer I said she has a torn rotator cuff and that she may need surgery (and I was attacked on this board for saying so and for saying she probably wouldn't play the AO). Her handlers hired the medical team that treated the torn roator cuff of US baseball player Kerry Wood and for those who follow baseball know he has never been the same since. Regardless of how bad the tear is, she should have opted for sugery because she would at least have been able to play sometime late this year. Now if she decides to have sugery, she is looking of being out of tennis until the summer of 2010.

My brother tore his rotator cuff too so this is bad news. I'm not a fan of Sharapova but it would really be a shame if she were out this long. Do you think it's possible for her to come back and play like she did before? So you think she probably won't be back this year either?

teleri
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:50 AM
Poor her.But she's young and has years to go.

P_Fer
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:53 AM
:sad:Maria:sad: I wish it was better news, but I guess your doing what's best for yourself in the long run
But still :sad: get well soon

ChinChin
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:57 AM
Kinda sucks, but probably better for the shoulder...

lizchris
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:02 AM
My brother tore his rotator cuff too so this is bad news. I'm not a fan of Sharapova but it would really be a shame if she were out this long. Do you think it's possible for her to come back and play like she did before? So you think she probably won't be back this year either?

If he has surgery on her rotator cuff, not likely.

She should have gone to see Dr. Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama in the US to get the best diagnosis for her shoulder. For example, the NY Yankees thought their ace pitcher Chien Ming Wang had a torn rotator cuff in the summer of 2005 and they sent him to see Dr. Andrews and he properly diganosed it as inflamation of the shoulder. I bet her handlers didn't send her to Dr. Andrews because anyone who follows sports knows that if you have to see him, that is BAD NEWS. Plus he would have told them something they didn't want to hear; the truth.

doni1212
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:04 AM
I don't know how much sense it makes for her to come back just for IW and Miami basically, risk injury on the clay and not be fit for Wimbledon.

I think she would be well served staying out resting the shoulder naturally and then start hitting in the spring and be ready to roll at Wimbledon. She could play whatever tunups there is and she would be the favorite against a good chunk of the draw healthy and hungry.

Yeah, exactly. Her focus will be on the grass.

I wouldnt get too carried away....I'd be surprised if she wasnt back playing by Indian Wells.

No, I seriously doubt that. I definitely think she won't rush back before the French and she's not going to grind out on clay this year b/c that's too much work on her shoulder. If she comes back this year at all, it'll be in the 2nd half beginning with Wimbledon at the earliest.

ninanina19
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:05 AM
If he has surgery on her rotator cuff, not likely.

She should have gone to see Dr. Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama in the US to get the best diagnosis for her shoulder. For example, the NY Yankees thought their ace pitcher Chien Ming Wang had a torn rotator cuff in the summer of 2005 and they sent him to see Dr. Andrews and he properly diganosed it as inflamation of the shoulder. I bet her handlers didn't send her to Dr. Andrews because anyone who follows sports knows that if you have to see him, that is BAD NEWS. Plus he would have told them something they didn't want to hear; the truth.

So if you have surgery, your shoulder will never be the same as before? My brother was worried about this :sad:.

Cp6uja
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:06 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

But like i says at couple threads here about players chances at upcoming AO... even if she healthy THIS WEEK her chances for some decent AO/09 result (QF for example) without any competetive or even EXO match after more than 150 days pause is very bad. Remember what happen with Henin which was injury-free at AO 2007 but withdraw simple because dont have any preparations (waste time b/c divorce). At first next tournament where Henin compete that year she lose against Safarova... but after that she have career best season.

Maria is at 21 already 3-time GS champion and former #1 player... so she really dont need anymore another "Wimbledon-2008" and loses against Kudryavtseva level players because she is not healthy or simple not even 70% ready. She will lose TOP10 status for couple months... so what??? Serena, Venus, Henin...etc... all drop from TOP10 in theirs careers b/c injuries problems, but always back.


She won't back until after Wimbledon if she is back this year at all. Last summer I said she has a torn rotator cuff and that she may need surgery (and I was attacked on this board for saying so and for saying she probably wouldn't play the AO). Her handlers hired the medical team that treated the torn roator cuff of US baseball player Kerry Wood and for those who follow baseball know he has never been the same since. Regardless of how bad the tear is, she should have opted for sugery because she would at least have been able to play sometime late this year. Now if she decides to have sugery, she is looking of being out of tennis until the summer of 2010.Sharapova's injury is not that serious. Fact that in her case surgery is not only option speaks for theyself and medical team which make decision to escape surgery is not some amateurs.

Boomguy
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:06 AM
O dear Petrova has the same sickness as Sammy did in 2007

lizchris
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:07 AM
So if you have surgery, your shoulder will never be the same as before? My brother was worried about this :sad:.

Unfortunately, yes.

lizchris
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:08 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

But like i says at couple threads here about players chances at upcoming AO... even if she healthy THIS WEEK her chances for some decent AO/09 result (QF for example) without any competetive or even EXO match after more than 150 days pause is very bad. Remember what happen with Henin which was injury-free at AO 2007 but withdraw simple because dont have any preparations (waste time b/c divorce). At first next tournament where Henin compete that year she lose against Safarova... but after that she have career best season.

Maria is at 21 already 3-time GS champion and former #1 player... so she really dont need anymore another "Wimbledon-2008" and loses against Kudryavtseva level players because she is not healthy or simple not even 70% ready. She will lose TOP10 status for couple months... so what??? Serena, Venus, Henin...etc... all drop from TOP10 in theirs careers b/c injuries problems, but always back.


Sharapova's injury is not that serious. Fact that in her case surgery is not only option speaks for theyself and medical team which make decision to escape surgery is not some amateurs.

If her injury isn't that serious, then why isn't she in Melbourne?

doni1212
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:09 AM
Sharapova's injury is not that serious. Fact that in her case surgery is not only option speaks for theyself and medical team which make decision to escape surgery is not some amateurs.

There are issues with her shoulder that her camp aren't publicly discussing. You don't get that by now? :weirdo:

ninanina19
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:10 AM
Unfortunately, yes.

Thanks for the info. It's probably worse news for Sharapova considering her game is largely based on her serve.

youizahoe
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:10 AM
It depends on your age and on your body. Most people heal just fine and others don't.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:11 AM
If her injury isn't that serious, then why isn't she in Melbourne?

Dont you get it? She is afraid that IVANOGOAT would whip her ass :rolleyes:

Cp6uja
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:12 AM
If her injury isn't that serious, then why isn't she in Melbourne?I mean not "18 month pause", or "never be the same shoulder" serious.

FoxyliciousKhat
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:12 AM
Just got home and read this.

Sorry to Maria's died hard fans, this is sad but look on the bright side, she's not risking her career but coming back to soon.

Best of luck Maria and get well soon.

Foxy

Warrior
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:13 AM
I wonder if it's a career ending injury. I hope Maria recovers, but I have a bad feeling about this.

ninanina19
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:15 AM
I mean not "18 month pause", or "never be the same shoulder" serious.

How do you know? Obviously lizchris is much more informed about this than you. No one knows how serious the problem is but it's definitely worrying that she has only just begun practicing. I actually doubt that her shoulder is as healthy as she claims it is right now. I bet you she still feels pain and her team is in denial/trying to hide it from the public.

Amalgamate
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:15 AM
Completely expected :yawn:

Cp6uja
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:17 AM
How do you know? Obviously lizchris is much more informed about this than you. No one knows how serious the problem is but it's definitely worrying that she has only just begun practicing. I actually doubt that her shoulder is as healthy as she claims it is right now. I bet you she still feels pain and her team is in denial/trying to hide it from the public.You mean much more informed than "rest of world" if she really lose whole 2009 season.

hablo
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:18 AM
Expected.

This does not look good. What a setback.

Injuries suck.

ninanina19
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:18 AM
Also, the fact that she withdrew from Hong Kong makes me think her shoulder is still bothering her. I really doubt she did it only because she wasn't ready for high-level tennis. She's probably aware now that she still has ways to go in the recovery process.

Chance
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:19 AM
I think it makes sense to wait around Feb/March to make her comeback.
Her fans must miss her but it's too much to ask for the defending champion to play a slam as her first tournament after a 6 month break.
This increases the Serb's chances....

ninanina19
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:19 AM
You mean much more informed than "rest of world" if she really lose whole 2009 season.

Most people don't know that much about torn rotator cuffs so yeah.

spartanfan
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:20 AM
I wonder if it's a career ending injury. I hope Maria recovers, but I have a bad feeling about this.
I get a bad feeling about this too. I have this deep down feeling that this is going to affect the rest of her carrier.

Shawn
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:20 AM
poor Maria! I hope she comes back stronger than before. I'm not a fan, I just love her fighting spirit on the court. Cheer up Masha fans

ninanina19
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:21 AM
I think it makes sense to wait around Feb/March to make her comeback.
Her fans must miss her but it's too much to ask for the defending champion to play a slam as her first tournament after a 6 month break.
This increases the Serb's chances....Unless her shoulder is as healthy as she claims it is and she's really practicing, and I doubt it, then she shouldn't make the comeback in Feb/march. Imo, she should wait until the grass court season and make her comeback there if she's healthy by then.

hellas719
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:21 AM
I was hoping her fans could prove people here dat she wasn't gonna withdraw, even though I knew it would happen:lol:

doni1212
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:21 AM
How do you know? Obviously lizchris is much more informed about this than you. No one knows how serious the problem is but it's definitely worrying that she has only just begun practicing. I actually doubt that her shoulder is as healthy as she claims it is right now. I bet you she still feels pain and her team is in denial/trying to hide it from the public.

I agree with that statement.

Uranium
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:21 AM
I am actually kinda shocked by this. Oh well, get better...I guess:p

SOA_MC
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:22 AM
Dont you get it? She is afraid that IVANOGOAT would whip her ass :rolleyes:

Idiot:weirdo:

He didn't even mention Ana in the post:rolleyes:

Tough luck Maria:hug: I'm feeling bad for you now

Ferosh
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:22 AM
How do you know? Obviously lizchris is much more informed about this than you. No one knows how serious the problem is but it's definitely worrying that she has only just begun practicing. I actually doubt that her shoulder is as healthy as she claims it is right now. I bet you she still feels pain and her team is in denial/trying to hide it from the public.


He's got statistics on his side.

Ben.
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:23 AM
Shame. But I think she's made the right decision on her behalf.

Serenita
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:25 AM
thats sad! i hope she can comeback soon

sunsfuns
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:27 AM
He's got statistics on his side.

:lol:

Too bad statistics don't work on a single "subject"...


P.S. We don't really know what is going on, but signs are not encouraging. Shoulder injury and at least half a year out... Remember Capriatti?

Shawn
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:28 AM
I get a bad feeling about this too. I have this deep down feeling that this is going to affect the rest of her carrier.
melodramatic

friendsita
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:33 AM
omg!!!!!!!!

kwilliams
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:37 AM
Too bad. I wonder where her ranking will be, especially if the points are increased this year and everyone is playing and earning points but she is not.

spartanfan
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:37 AM
melodramatic
Don't you just love it.

LadyLil
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:44 AM
No surprise.

Craig.
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:46 AM
:sobbing:

I actually really thought she would give herself a chance and play, but I guess not...

Just let her be healthy. I just can't stand this anymore, and I'm sure neither can she.

DimaDinosaur
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:50 AM
WOW, I think it's safe to say Maria's career is over. A shoulder that doesn't work can't win her points.

sunsfuns
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:52 AM
Too bad. I wonder where her ranking will be, especially if the points are increased this year and everyone is playing and earning points but she is not.

No higher than #13, but it doesn't really matter at this point. Either she will heal her injury properly and get back to top 10 where she belongs or not and retired players don't need a ranking...

spartanfan
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:53 AM
omg!!!!!!!!
I know.

tiffanykatya.
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:53 AM
poor Maria:sobbing:

Roookie
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:54 AM
Another slap in the face for Women's Tennis. Maria get well sooon!!!!. :sad:

In The Zone
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:55 AM
Good for Maria.

simonsaystennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:57 AM
Noooo! :sad::sad::sad:

Please get well soon Maria!

serenafan08
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:57 AM
Honestly, it's great to see her taking her time and not rushing to come back. It's better to miss some tournaments and come back strong than to reinjure yourself by coming back too fast. I hope Maria has a fast and speedy recovery. :yeah:

Leo_DFP
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:58 AM
Not surprising. Predicted this. She didn't want to go and be embarassed, and it's a smart decision for her health too. I think we might see Maria back for Indian Wells/Miami.

Vincey!
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:58 AM
omg! it is so bad :sad:...Hopefully she'll get ready to play soon...But she realyl has to fix tha should at 100% before starting again so she has to take as much time as she needs...but I still miss her so much :bigcry:

Andy.
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:10 AM
And there goes my care factor for yet another tournament and the early part of the season.

~Eclipsed~
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:13 AM
I'm not a fan of hers or anything, but this is sad to see. I hope this injury isn't like Stevensons or her career could be in trouble. :unsure:

Hopefully she can make a nice, healthy return to tennis when her body allows it!

Lulu.
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Not surprised really. :shrug:

Hope the injury isn't too serious and she'll be back soon.

Temperenka
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:30 AM
Maria :(
Sad news... the tour needs here in my opinion.

Tennisstar86
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:41 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Sharapova's injury is not that serious. Fact that in her case surgery is not only option speaks for theyself and medical team which make decision to escape surgery is not some amateurs.

hate to break it to you, but doctors aren
t always right......clearly her shoulder issues are pretty bad as she keeps getting injured.

anyways it'll be interesting to see if Maria can come back from this/ or even if she'll really want to..... she hasnt ever really been off the tour this long before...

ArturoAce.
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:47 AM
wow :o
i hope aussie open isnt gonna suck now...:sobbing:

Il Primo!
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:52 AM
Honestly, it's great to see her taking her time and not rushing to come back. It's better to miss some tournaments and come back strong than to reinjure yourself by coming back too fast. I hope Maria has a fast and speedy recovery. :yeah:

PREACH.

Too bad boo, but it's better in a long term perpective.

Fellow Mashabators, it's a blessing in disguise. Imagine how she would have coped with being kicked out prematurely for lack of preparation, with the articles predicting her career is over etc.. She'll be in better dispositions mentally wise.

I'll still miss her though:(

Vee better do it well!

winone23
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:05 AM
That's messed up

kwilliams
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:09 AM
She said that she her shoulder is doing really well and she's not playing because she hasn't been training long and can't compete at the best level. She'll probably be back soon.

beatlessub
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:11 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
='(
why mariaaa!!!!!!!!!!!
this SUCKS major ASS
AHHHHH i hate this
omg im sad and i hope maria comes back soon
*tear*
*sobbing*
*bawling*





ok im good

KanSuke
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:26 AM
NO WAY!!!!!!!!! :sad:

AcesHigh
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:27 AM
Maria playing poorly isnt fun to watch. Hope she comes back strong. Might as well skip the clay season and return for grass warmups.

RFSTB
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:27 AM
I thought this would happen after she pulled out of HK. Hope this is not the same kind of shoulder injury that ended the careers of Jennifer Capriati and Goran Ivanisovic. She's still so young. Major blow to women's tennis. She's one of my all time faves. Great competitor.

pepaw
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:29 AM
Maria playing poorly isnt fun to watch. Hope she comes back strong. Might as well skip the clay season and return for grass warmups.

she says she'll be ready in 3 weeksish in her doodle. she'll probably come back for dubai or iw.

Cakeisgood
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:31 AM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I'm terribly heartbroken.

Sander.
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:34 AM
:sad::bigcry:

hilluis
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:38 AM
All this speculation on when she will/when she should come back is pointless...... as is the suggestion that Maria's career is over. She is young, she clearly loves to play tennis and compete and why hinder progress by coming back too early? It is one thing to be free of injury, another to be fully fit and ready to defend a Grand Slam title.

zvonarevarulz
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Masha:sad:

mashasabinefan1
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:54 AM
im so sad:sad: come back stronger masha and when youre fully fit:)

*Jean*
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:57 AM
Expected but still disappointing. :sad:

Renalicious
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:00 AM
I'm kind of bummed. :sad:

Ksenia.
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:04 AM
As a fan, I am quite satisfied with that. Back in the day she used to play tournies when she knew she was not 100% ready sometimes. Now she takes her time. It is better to skip a slam than to lose/retire at early stage, I'm glad she's now wiser. Good luck Masha :)

rockstar
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:07 AM
the ao wont be the same without her as the defending champion :(

stevos
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:09 AM
This is such shitty news, but like how I've taken all of this news since the Olympics (holy shit, no wonder tennis has seemed so boring for so long), I realize it's for the better in the end. Much rather this than the horrible frustration of seeing her shoulder affecting her serve/tennis in any way, ever again.

AnomyBC
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:09 AM
This SUCKS. :sad:

pascal77
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:19 AM
Poor Maria, i was wondering if she could not play her best tennis after coming back, she probably will retire permanently.

Rumkin
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:23 AM
I kinda expected this was going to happen :sad:

Get well Maria, take your time it's good you're not rushing :hug:

AnomyBC
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:24 AM
Poor Maria, i was wondering if she could not play her best tennis after coming back, she probably will retire permanently.

Well she's definitely not going to retire at 21. That would be ridiculous.

supergrunt
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:24 AM
I kept imagining an intense Williams/Sharapova match. :tears:

olivero
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:26 AM
Oh no.
I'm not her fun but this really sucks. Get better Maria and make an impressive come back :)

MaxQue
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:34 AM
That is a good decision. Her injury will be healing more quickly if she doesn't play. Also, her injury will lower the quality of her game. Finally, it is better than she doesn't take the risk of worsen the injury.

tiwapon
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:35 AM
I didn't realize Sharapova is 23.

MaxQue
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:35 AM
I didn't realize Sharapova is 23.

She is not.

gsm
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:42 AM
sh!t

Привет
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:45 AM
It's of course better for her to return when she is ready, but I'm selfish and so I'm devastated I won't be able to see her competing. :sobbing:

Kampi
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:45 AM
This is a shock and I feel very, very sorry for Maria.:sad::hug:

s_j
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:45 AM
I don't understand. I really don't. If her shoulder is 100% healed, can't she just give it a go?! She's going to lose all of her ranking points this way but she might at least salvage one or two round's worth of points if she just tries? Who knows, she might even play into form?! I don't agree or understand with her choice - guess it's because I'm dreadfully disappointed. Get well soon, baby! x

Ian Aberdon
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Why are one or two people questioning the discussion of the possible end of Maria's career. It IS a discussion forum after all!

I hope it isn't, but if she is STILL experiencing exactly the same pain as she had in March08, you have to wonder.

All that treatment & rehab & it is still giving her trouble. It is pretty serious.

Re Petrova I read she had been suffering from Meningitis of some sort, so best wishes to her if that report was correct.

InsideOut.
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:50 AM
:hug: to Maria fans. This must be a very difficult time for you guys. :hug:

Rumkin
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:50 AM
I don't understand. I really don't. If her shoulder is 100% healed, can't she just give it a go?! She's going to lose all of her ranking points this way but she might at least salvage one or two round's worth of points if she just tries? Who knows, she might even play into form?! I don't agree or understand with her choice - guess it's because I'm dreadfully disappointed. Get well soon, baby! x

No her shoulder is not 100% healed. That was all talk from her management team. I don't even think she wrote that doodle where she said that herself.

By trying to play the AO she could injure herself more, so it's good she's taking time. Don't worry she will come back :hug:

InsideOut.
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Get well soon as well Maria. :hug: Come back strong to kick ass. :)

I don't understand. I really don't. If her shoulder is 100% healed, can't she just give it a go?! She's going to lose all of her ranking points this way but she might at least salvage one or two round's worth of points if she just tries? Who knows, she might even play into form?! I don't agree or understand with her choice - guess it's because I'm dreadfully disappointed. Get well soon, baby! x

If she misses RG as well she gets a protected ranking anyway.

AnomyBC
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:52 AM
I hope it isn't, but if she is STILL experiencing exactly the same pain as she had in March08, you have to wonder.

She was talking about before she had the surgery. She claimed that it's been better since then.

Adal
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:56 AM
OMG :( :sad: :crying2:

Dave.
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:59 AM
Expected.

:hug: to a few of her fans.

Andy.
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:00 AM
No her shoulder is not 100% healed. That was all talk from her management team. I don't even think she wrote that doodle where she said that herself.

By trying to play the AO she could injure herself more, so it's good she's taking time. Don't worry she will come back :hug:
Well according to Maria her shoulder is 100% healed. The reason she is not playing the open is because she hasnt had enough time to prepare and she does feel ready to compete at her best just yet.

Andy.
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Get well soon as well Maria. :hug: Come back strong to kick ass. :)



If she misses RG as well she gets a protected ranking anyway.
She should almost have a protected ranking now shouldnt she or at least by March?

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:01 AM
:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad: :sad::sad::sad:

Sexysova
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:03 AM
so news from Czech press was probably correct :sad:

adner
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:05 AM
Why do all nice players around get injured? I hope she recovers soon, or maybe should I hope no other nice player should get injured... Henin retired, Hingis forced to retire, Sharapova injured!

terjw
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:09 AM
I don't understand. I really don't. If her shoulder is 100% healed, can't she just give it a go?! She's going to lose all of her ranking points this way but she might at least salvage one or two round's worth of points if she just tries? Who knows, she might even play into form?! I don't agree or understand with her choice - guess it's because I'm dreadfully disappointed. Get well soon, baby! x

Yeah - if it was 100% healed it makes no sense at all not to give it a go. This makes me certain it can't be 100% healed yet for her to have pulled out.

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:14 AM
jon wertheim is going to lose his mind. :scared:

Vaidisova Ruled
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Fucking fucking fucking disapointed

Andy.
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:20 AM
Yeah - if it was 100% healed it makes no sense at all not to give it a go. This makes me certain it can't be 100% healed yet for her to have pulled out.
Maria want s to be 100% fot and prepared whats so hard to undertand. You dont want to go into a slam under prepared and lose early. Maria is playing it smart unlike this time unlike in the past when she has played sometimes when she wasnt 100%.

Princeza
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:21 AM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :sobbing: :sobbing: :( :(

Ballbasher
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Maria :hug: But she knows what's best for her and hopefully she can play a longer period once she's fully recovered! :)

Dodoboy.
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:27 AM
:awww:

Too bad.

duhcity
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:46 AM
Maria want s to be 100% fot and prepared whats so hard to undertand. You dont want to go into a slam under prepared and lose early. Maria is playing it smart unlike this time unlike in the past when she has played sometimes when she wasnt 100%.

Thats kinda what their saying. She/Her Team said the shoulder was 100% healed and that she withdrew from HK due to lack of practice and pretty much not complete use of her arm yet.

It's probable to me, and whoever you quoted, that its not that Maria is underprepared. She's never needed much preparation anyway, hell she doesnt even play too many tournies in the year. Its the fact that she is not healed from her injury yet

Polikarpov
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:49 AM
Very disappointing. It's the best decision though if she still feels unprepared. I don't want a repeat of her Wimbledon last year.

When will we ever get a grand slam with all the WTA stars in it?

Elwin.
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:54 AM
:sad:

terjw
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Maria want s to be 100% fot and prepared whats so hard to undertand. You dont want to go into a slam under prepared and lose early. Maria is playing it smart unlike this time unlike in the past when she has played sometimes when she wasnt 100%.

If she was just underprepared - she'd be playing. Players don't pull out of slams because they are frightened of losing early. Whatever the official line is - it is obvious now that her shoulder has not completely healed.

LDF
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:00 AM
Damn, I'm really disappointed for Maria. :sad: But I think this is the correct decision; there's no point pushing herself to make this one tournament and then re-aggravating the injury. I do hope she's ready for IW/Mami but it's clezr she still needs more rest.

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:06 AM
Sharapova will fall out of top-20 after her Doha points come off.

Is she skips clay court season she will find herself out of top-200 by Wimbledon.

mckyle.
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:09 AM
If she's out till Wimbledon she won't even HAVE a ranking :sobbing:

Rumkin
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:10 AM
Sharapova will fall out of top-20 after her Doha points come off.

Is she skips clay court season she will find herself out of top-200 by Wimbledon.

:speakles:

really, No protective ranking?

DeLorean
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:12 AM
a smart move i gues as she hasnt played a match since august and its not just ping shoulders done lets go, shes gonna need alot of training

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Sharapova will fall out of top-20 after her Doha points come off.

Is she skips clay court season she will find herself out of top-200 by Wimbledon.

Ranking doesn't matter with Sharapova, and u already know that.:rolleyes:

raffles
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:19 AM
I told you folks she looked out of shape and that she wouldn't be playing.

mckyle.
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:20 AM
:speakles:

really, No protective ranking?

She could only use it to get into tournaments. But who needs that when she could easily get a wild card into any tournament.

saniapower
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Sharapova will win Wimbledon 2009.
Thats why she has withdrawn.
Now this year AO :o :help:

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:25 AM
If she's out till Wimbledon she won't even HAVE a ranking :sobbing:

She will.
AO, IW, Miami, RG are all mandatory events so she will just receive zero pointers for skipping them.

MaBaker
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:34 AM
:speakles: This really , really sucks

Tatianadove
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:35 AM
:sad: I miss Masha!
Get well soon!!

raffles
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:40 AM
Does anyone believe a single word put out by her team in regard to her injury/fitness anymore? It's got more spin than New Labour.

serenus_2k8
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:41 AM
:o

A Magicman
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:46 AM
Shit. Pova, come back soon, Tennis seriously needs you!

Gilardino
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Sharapova will fall out of top-20 after her Doha points come off.

Is she skips clay court season she will find herself out of top-200 by Wimbledon.

She can use SR. She is out more than 6 months by now

Rerun
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:50 AM
and the tour continues to not have one of the best protagonist...

she played amazing last year, one of the greatest tennis level I remember, I miss her too much and I will wait

дalex
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Disappointing not to have her in the draw for AO, but it's probably a good decision not to rush back...

Maria :hug:, get well soon!

kingbrh
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Perhaps she has seen the kind of forum Venus is in and has decided she doesn't want to get her butt kicked by a Williams sister while she is still struggling for full fitness in her shoulder.

I am not particularly a fan of Sharapova, I think she is extremely 1-dimensional (even by modern standards) power power power...... but she is good for the game because like Venus/Serena she creates a lot of debate, and we have too many 'nicey nicey' PR savvy players like Ivanovic these days. Say it as you see it girls.

Anyhow, I don't think her career is over, but there has to be some serious doubt right now, the only plus point for her is that unlike the mens game, womens tennis isn't exactly overflowing with top notch challengers right now................. so even if Sharapova misses a year or so, she will probably not be coming back against tougher competition, infact it could work in her advantage if Venus or Serena retire.

gmak
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:56 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:
not surprising, but still :(

maria please come back ONLY when you're 100% healthy

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:57 AM
hm.... with a "sick" JJ and an off-form Ana, there is no super serious threat to Team Williams anymore other than themselves and Dementieva (for Serena) and Safina.

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:59 AM
She can use SR. She is out more than 6 months by now

So what?
She will be seeded at tournaments according to her actual ranking which means she will NOT be seed.

It's a new situation for Maria and nobody knows how she's gonna handle it.

Gilardino
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:06 AM
So what?
She will be seeded at tournaments according to her actual ranking which means she will NOT be seed.

It's a new situation for Maria and nobody knows how she's gonna handle it.

Seed or no, she will be headliner of each tourny she participate. And it does not depend on her draw, remember AO08.
She is healhy - she is one of main fav.
Ranc is not important enough.

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:17 AM
Seed or no, she will be headliner of each tourny she participate. And it does not depend on her draw, remember AO08.
She is healhy - she is one of main fav.
Ranc is not important enough.

AO-2008 is absolutely irrelevant due to several reasons :
1) she was healthy
2) she was coming off good showing at YEC
3) she was seeded top-8 avoiding big guns (sorry, Lindsay!) in the early rounds

Now she's not healthy, she hasn't been playing for months and she can easily face WS/Ivanovic/Jankovic/Safina/Kuznetsova in the first/second round of tournaments when she's back. Maria has never had such experience.

Agata.
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:20 AM
That's sad :sad:

:hug: for all Maria fans

But it seems to be a wise decision to rather wait longer than play AO and even make this injury worse.

Vaidisova Ruled
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:20 AM
AO-2008 is absolutely irrelevant due to several reasons :
1) she was healthy
2) she was coming off good showing at YEC
3) she was seeded top-8 avoiding big guns (sorry, Lindsay!) in the early rounds

Now she's not healthy, she's not been playing for months and she can easily face WS/Ivanovic/Jankovic/Safina/Kuznetsova in the first/second round of tournaments when she's back. Maria has never had such experience.
There's a reason why she was in the top 10 for so long. When she was 16/17 she went through these tournaments where she wasn't seeded, fastly.
She will play lower tournaments, win confidence and points and get back to the top 10

Gilardino
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:27 AM
There's a reason why she was in the top 10 for so long. When she was 16/17 she went through these tournaments where she wasn't seeded, fastly.
She will play lower tournaments, win confidence and points and get back to the top 10

acc to new rules - she cant play lot of lower tourny, as I understand it perfectly. only 1 by half a year.

Ceri
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:28 AM
This is really sad :sad: was so looking forward to her comeback in AO. Still, she's only 21 and she shouldn't risk setting the recovery process back further. Come back soon Masha! :kiss:

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:28 AM
There's a reason why she was in the top 10 for so long. When she was 16/17 she went through these tournaments where she wasn't seeded, fastly.
She will play lower tournaments, win confidence and points and get back to the top 10

I don't know how the new rules will affect Maria. If I'm not mistaken top-tenners can't play more than 1-2 International tournaments this year. But that's exactly how Sharapova got to top-15 in 2004 -- by doing well in Mickey Mouse events.

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:28 AM
AO-2008 is absolutely irrelevant due to several reasons :
1) she was healthy
2) she was coming off good showing at YEC
3) she was seeded top-8 avoiding big guns (sorry, Lindsay!) in the early rounds

Now she's not healthy, she hasn't been playing for months and she can easily face WS/Ivanovic/Jankovic/Safina/Kuznetsova in the first/second round of tournaments when she's back. Maria has never had such experience.

She must be terrified:lol::lol::lol:

Vaidisova Ruled
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:30 AM
acc to new rules - she cant play lot of lower tourny, as I understand it perfectly. only 1 by half a year.
But she will fall out of top 20...

So they just watch the ranking at the begining of the year? then this new rule is really stupid, It's been only a week and there is already a problem about these rules

Ksenia.
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:32 AM
I don't know how the new rules will affect Maria. If I'm not mistaken top-tenners can't play more than 1-2 International tournaments this year. But that's exactly how Sharapova got to top-15 in 2004 -- by doing well in Mickey Mouse events....like Wimbledon :inlove:

adrovi
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:35 AM
Masha :sad::sad:

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:35 AM
...like Wimbledon :inlove:

Try to actually read before replying. Sharapova had made it to the top-15 by Wimbledon 2004. Win at SW19 made her a top-tenner.

MarieC
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Maria withdrawing was kind of expected. If her shoulder isn't ready its smart by her to not play now then to risk further injury and be out even longer. Its a shame though cause she good for the tour.

Gilardino
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:37 AM
AO-2008 is absolutely irrelevant due to several reasons :
1) she was healthy
2) she was coming off good showing at YEC
3) she was seeded top-8 avoiding big guns (sorry, Lindsay!) in the early rounds

Now she's not healthy, she hasn't been playing for months and she can easily face WS/Ivanovic/Jankovic/Safina/Kuznetsova in the first/second round of tournaments when she's back. Maria has never had such experience.

to beat in early rounds jankovic/kuznetsova/ivanovic is not too hard. what conditions they will have - we never know. maybe they all going to retire after berlin? we never know, )
main reason - health. Not her opponents in kinda round, but only health. if u are not healthy - u lose to kudryavtseva.
not to be afraid of rank at all, of seed, but im afraid its too serious injury :(

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:41 AM
to beat in early rounds jankovic/kuznetsova/ivanovic is not too hard. what conditions they will have - we never know. WS can easily again lost every intrest of tour...
main reason - health. Not her opponents in kinda round, but only health. if u are not healthy - u lose to kudryavtseva.
not to be afraid of rank at all, of seed, but im afraid its too serious injury :(

I agree.
If she's healthy it won't be THAT hard for her to get back to the top. But Maria hasn't been able to stay healthy for more than two months since how long ago? 2006?

raffles
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:44 AM
If the timescales that other people on this thread are quoting for a smiliar injury are correct why do we continue to get the oh another few weeks and I'll be reading stories from Camp Sharapova? If she's going to need 12 months why not just say she'll be out 12 months? Are we to believe that her shoulder is fully recovered and that she's just not fit enough to play?

Demska
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:59 AM
Nooooo. :sad: :(

MLF
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:01 AM
It's a shame she will miss the event but if she's not ready she's done the right thing. I never enjoy seeing these top players struggle with lower ranked players just because they are injured or rusty.

Sharapowerr
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Oh no, :(:(

spice_of_life
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Crap. :sad:

Just hand the trophy to Vee or Ree now. :rolleyes:

raffles
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Crap. :sad:

Just hand the trophy to Vee or Ree now. :rolleyes:
If its that much of a sure thing can someone wake me up when its all over.:rolleyes:

Lucemferre
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:19 AM
Crap. :sad:

Just hand the trophy to Vee or Ree now. :rolleyes:

As if she would be able to beat them or any top player.

Shafanovic.
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:22 AM
:sobbing:

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:23 AM
As if she would be able to beat them or any top player.

Of course she won't be able, she's just the defending champion:rolleyes:

Just Do It
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:25 AM
blah

Marcelo.
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Oh no :sad:

VIKA?
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:38 AM
Maria:sobbing:

anon57
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:41 AM
A shame that the defending champion will not be able to compete at the AO, hope she'll recover completely and be able to play again soon. Not really a fan but she does add something to the WTA tour.

Adal
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:45 AM
As if she would be able to beat them or any top player.
:help:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:46 AM
wow...get better maria

Matt01
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:52 AM
That's a BOMBSHELL!!!!11

Well, it's not really, since I have already said several months ago that Maria is probably done playing top tennis and that she won't come back anytime soon.

Bad for tennis and bad for Larry Scott (even though her tennis was extremely ugly to watch anyway...).

Russianboy
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:57 AM
Perhaps she has seen the kind of forum Venus is in and has decided she doesn't want to get her butt kicked by a Williams sister while she is still struggling for full fitness in her shoulder.

:spit:

Maria 08 >>> Venus now

Russianboy
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:00 PM
...like Wimbledon :inlove:

:lol: OWNED

Matt01
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:07 PM
:spit:

Maria 08 >>> Venus now


Do I need to remind you that in 2008, Maria played well for only two tournaments and then sucked for the rest of the year? :wavey:

DOUBLEFIST
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Didn't her doodle say she was 100% recovered? Anyways, I hope she recovers soon, tennis needs Maria.

When will people learn not to pay any attention to that dumbass "doodle." Your not going to get any REAL info there. :rolleyes:

Ciarán
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:09 PM
She was like my only fave who actually had a realistic chance of winning it :bigcry:

Nina.
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Not too surprising.

Try to actually read before replying. Sharapova had made it to the top-15 by Wimbledon 2004. Win at SW19 made her a top-tenner.

She was already ranked no. 15 going into Wimbledon :shrug:

Russianboy
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:12 PM
Do I need to remind you that in 2008, Maria played well for only two tournaments and then sucked for the rest of the year? :wavey:

has venus played well for more than 2 tournaments? no

do I need to remind you that she didnt suck at AI :wavey: fröbel

shirley
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:14 PM
It's a shame that Maria won't be able to defend her title

Matt01
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:18 PM
has venus played well for more than 2 tournaments? no

do I need to remind you that she didnt suck at AI :wavey: fröbel


Sorry, I forgot Mickey Mouse Island where Maria won the title.

Well in that case, Maria and Venus both played well in 2 tourneys, both won another MM title and sucked for the rest of the year :p

cn ireland
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Maria:sobbing:!!

Hope she's fully fit soon and can really shake up the tour again!

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Sorry, I forgot Mickey Mouse Island where Maria won the title.

Well in that case, Maria and Venus both played well in 2 tourneys, both won another MM title and sucked for the rest of the year :p

Sharapova sucked because she was injured, not Venus.:p

debby
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:23 PM
I don't understand why Maria would skip Roland Garros, I am even sure she wants much more RG than Wimbledon. :tape:

debby
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:24 PM
And, I am sorry :sad: for tennis, for her fans... Maria is a champion, tennis needs champions. I don't like her but I miss her and this is really disappointing.

Russianboy
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:26 PM
Sorry, I forgot Mickey Mouse Island where Maria won the title.

Well in that case, Maria and Venus both played well in 2 tourneys, both won another MM title and sucked for the rest of the year :p

I havent seen micky mouse on that island, so u guess u live in ur own world or sth :)

well, the difference is maria was injured when she played horrible while venus was healthy.
nobody could reach maria's AO 08 form. just accept it. thank you very much

Koon
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:26 PM
Maria :sad: :hug: Will she out of top 10 ? :sad: :bigcry:
Nikolay also withdrawn :fiery: what a **** tournament! :o

Matt01
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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nobody could reach maria's AO 08 form. just accept it. thank you very much


Justine, Serena and Venus all have already played better at some point in their careers, so no, I won't accept that :wavey:

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Justine, Serena and Venus all have already played better at some point in their careers, so no, I won't accept that :wavey:

You can erase Justine cause Maria crushed her with this kind of form:lol:

G&R
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:01 PM
poor masha.. get well soon

Matt01
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:06 PM
You can erase Justine cause Maria crushed her with this kind of form:lol:


Irrelevant, cause Justine already crushed Maria on several surfaces earlier in her carrer and leads the H2H comfortably. :wavey:

WIMBLY2004
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Maria :hug: Get well soon, I can't wait to see her back on court :sad:

WIMBLY2004
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Expected, if she's due to comeback she should absolutely make sure that her shoulder is fine. She probably could've played AO and do relatively well, but it would mean no more tournaments for a couple of months.
A GS always sucks without the defending champion though. :(

Hugs to Maria-fans! :hug:

Aren't you enjoying this? :rolleyes:

Effy
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:19 PM
:bigcry:

i miss my bad girl :awww:

Effy
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:20 PM
i just wish Matt000 shuts the f!ck up and enjoys tennis :)

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Irrelevant, cause Justine already crushed Maria on several surfaces earlier in her carrer and leads the H2H comfortably. :wavey:

I'm sure Justine would prefer US Open title rather lead comfortably in H2H against Maria, aren't you?:lol:

Matt01
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:26 PM
I'm sure Justine would prefer US Open title rather lead comfortably in H2H against Maria, aren't you?:lol:


How dumb are you? Justine has more US Open titles to her name than mediocre Maria :rolleyes:


i just wish Matt000 shuts the f!ck up and enjoys tennis :)


I do enjoy it :D

Mashafaaaaan
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:29 PM
How dumb are you? Justine has more US Open titles to her name than mediocre Maria :rolleyes:

So what? are u telling me she doesn't care about one more:rolleyes:

Effy
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:31 PM
Mashafaaaan give it a rest ;) you dont have to prove anything to Matt :p

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:33 PM
So what? are u telling me she doesn't care about one more:rolleyes:

If she would she wouldn't be retired...:sad:

Dawson.
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Such a shame, I guess order will not be restored to the WTA for a while now :(

on the plus side for Brits - Mel South is in the main draw now :banana: but Maria :sad:

serenus_2k8
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Hmmm though I am not a fan of her I wud rather see Maria play than a lot of other players on the draw. And as mentioned GS need the defending champion, and it seems there has been too many recently with Henin out :(

harloo
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:37 PM
hm.... with a "sick" JJ and an off-form Ana, there is no super serious threat to Team Williams anymore other than themselves and Dementieva (for Serena) and Safina.

Jelena is always "sick". She'll be ready if she meets one of the sisters though.:tape::lol:

Rumkin
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:38 PM
How dumb are you? Justine has more US Open titles to her name than mediocre Maria :rolleyes:

I guess winning 3 slams means you're mediocre :haha: besides justine is retired and maria still can win more slams :drool:

I do enjoy it :D

But you sound so bitter :D

vwfan
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Too bad for her and her fans.

She is always such a tough competitor. Hopefully, she comes back strong.