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iGOAT
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:59 AM
Replaced by Gallovits.

I think she will play Ponte Vedra though :shrug:

danieln1
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:09 AM
And in doubles????
At least Daniela will be seeded 32!

mckyle.
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:21 AM
Amaze.

QUEENLINDSAY
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:24 AM
too bad for the WTA!!

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:24 AM
is she actually making a silent boycott against WTA?:p

Fabunny
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:25 AM
oh well

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:26 AM
Bombshell !!!

Lefty.
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:42 AM
Hm, hopefully she'll play doubles at least.

Pasta-Na
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:45 AM
expected :o

killercars
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:47 AM
source?

Rumkin
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:11 AM
no surprise

Mikey.
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Oh well. I don't think anyone really expected her to play at Miami. :lol:

Roookie
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:23 AM
Who cares now?. After her failed comeback at doubles in IW i don't expect Masha to be in great form until 2010 Linz. :devil:. sorry its just that all my favourites suck ATM.

For now on i'll be rooting for Safina. You go girl!!!. :spit:

Edinboro
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:24 AM
Bombshell !!!

alol at your signature. Me agrees. :rocker:

And as for Sharapova, oh well. Better luck next year.

DragonFlame
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:25 AM
yeah, sad but expected... :o

goldlion
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:42 AM
I start not to care too much. Maybe I'll be surprised if she turns up at any one of the coming tournament. I've been waiting for too long. I'm done with it.

Slammer7
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:44 AM
She is not going to be right until a year after her comeback. There is no sense in her coming back until she can serve five days in a row with no pain and with good strength in that shoulder. We may not see her till the Italian Open.

goldlion
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:51 AM
Well if she continues to play tennis, her shoulder is never gonna be fully healed.

Junzilla69
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:53 AM
Color me surprised. [/sarcasm]

goldlion
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:58 AM
But is she gonna play doubles again in Miami?

Petkorazzi
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:04 AM
Well done Ana. Please don't lose get all this way just to lose to Bammer. :)
:bolt:

tennisbum79
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:11 AM
Well done Ana. Please don't lose get all this way just to lose to Bammer. :)
wrong thread

Mikey.
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:12 AM
omg :haha: What the hell am I doing?! :spit: :rolls: It's been a long day :sobbing:

Cakeisgood
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:18 AM
See you at Wimby Maria. hopefully.

Nikkiri
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:19 AM
OMG Mikey :hysteric:

OZTENNIS
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:20 AM
She is afraid of losing

Sexysova
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:23 AM
:o :sad:

cyannnnn
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:26 AM
she is afrain to be ridiculous if she lost. now it is more psychological.
she need a psy

Cakeisgood
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:27 AM
do we have a source btw?

franny
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:28 AM
This is so disheartening. I'm beginning to just not want to check her status. I think she won't come back until Wimbledon, because what is the point of playing on clay when you hate it and that's your least successful surface? I guess she can pull a Steffi and use it to just practice for Wimbledon. Though I don't know how far she'll get in those tournaments.

mr_burns
Mar 18th, 2009, 08:03 AM
So it's getting possible that she will return for the grass season...clay won't work for her as a comeback

Maria Croft
Mar 18th, 2009, 08:09 AM
Well, I never saw this coming ;)

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 18th, 2009, 08:18 AM
She is afraid of losing

She is not afraid of losing. I don't think she ever has been or ever will be afraid of losing. Champions, and whatever one may think of Sharapova, she is certainly a champion, don't fear losing.

What she is afraid of is doing further damage to her shoulder, which is both a more concerning and more valid thing to be afraid of. Sharapova's future tennis career is very much a question mark right now.

MarieC
Mar 18th, 2009, 08:31 AM
No big surprise there. At least she's not rushing it, in the long term that will better for her

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 18th, 2009, 08:52 AM
Who cares now?. After her failed comeback at doubles in IW i don't expect Masha to be in great form until 2010 Linz. :devil:. sorry its just that all my favourites suck ATM.



Tell me 'bout it!

Who ever wins IW will be my new No.1:inlove:
j/k

No big suprise that Masha won't play. It's a bummer but expected...:sad:

s_j
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:14 AM
I love Maria and really want her to get better so she can be in the best physical position, but I must admit I'm getting bored now of seeing thread after thread saying "Sharapova OUT..." of whatever tournament may be concerned. The longer she leaves the comeback now, the more underwhelming her return will be... the hype of the comeback is now over and, I may feel different when I ACTUALLY see her play a singles match, longing it out will only disappoint tennis fans further.

kingbrh
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:23 AM
To be honest I think Sharapova may be in a situation where she is making a come back but will never quite be the same player.

I doubt her serve will ever have the same power to it as before the injury....... I guess only her doctors / trainers who let her play on for such a long time with a bad injury can be blamed.

Plus, I don't care what anyone says here...... she does NOT want to come back at Miami and get a beating (especially by Williams) because once that locker room respect or aura is gone it is tough to get back.

cyannnnn
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:58 AM
the other players were very jalous and now they are very happy

DimaDinosaur
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:13 AM
i'm surprised, but at least Hantuchova will get seeded :banana:

Dawson.
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:24 AM
I remain true to my word that Birmingham will be her comeback event

OZTENNIS
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:27 AM
She is not afraid of losing. I don't think she ever has been or ever will be afraid of losing. Champions, and whatever one may think of Sharapova, she is certainly a champion, don't fear losing.

What she is afraid of is doing further damage to her shoulder, which is both a more concerning and more valid thing to be afraid of. Sharapova's future tennis career is very much a question mark right now.
Keep telling yourself that darling :wavey:

OZTENNIS
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:28 AM
I don't like her, but there's no doubt that the Tour has missed her presence

Mikey B
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:28 AM
I remain true to my word that Birmingham will be her comeback event

just realized that with her low, low ranking now she will be able to play birmingham!!! i think you might be right... or if thats not her comeback event, that could be the first title she wins this year..

Novak Simons
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:30 AM
It's a great pity that she can't attend the match.

goldenlox
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:30 AM
One year ago, Maria was undefeated for 2008 and threads were about what time of year she would challenge Justine for the #1 spot.
Now her future is a question mark

cyannnnn
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:31 AM
maybe she takes car the shoulder this year and comes back in 2010

Mashabator
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:32 AM
i think she will play ponte vendra beach(duno how to spell it).
her names still on the entry list on the website? , how long ago did she withdraw?

Novak Simons
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Will she attend the double match?

joão.
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Duh.

Mashabator
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:37 AM
Will she attend the double match?

Hope so, but choose a better partner maria!

Rumkin
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:42 AM
She is afraid of losing

:haha::haha:

goldlion
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:42 AM
Hope so, but choose a better partner maria!

Anyone you can think of who wants to pair with Maria?

furrykitten
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:48 AM
I think her career is over unfortunately, if she cant play more than one match its bad

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Not surprising at all but still sucks :sobbing:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Masha :hug:

Mssauve
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Well maybe I'll get to see her when I go to Charleston next month at the Family Cirle Cup.:)

AndreConrad
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Maria :hug:... I hope she comes back soon

Bijoux0021
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:27 AM
To be honest I think Sharapova may be in a situation where she is making a come back but will never quite be the same player.

I doubt her serve will ever have the same power to it as before the injury....... I guess only her doctors / trainers who let her play on for such a long time with a bad injury can be blamed.

Plus, I don't care what anyone says here...... she does NOT want to come back at Miami and get a beating (especially by Williams) because once that locker room respect or aura is gone it is tough to get back.

So true! We cannot possibly have the most celebrated/hyped Great White Hope in tennis history get a beating by a Williams at Miami. :rolleyes:

We all know she had never gotten a beating from a Williams before, let alone at Miami. :rolleyes:

If that were to happen, she would no longer have any "respect" from the locker room. And whatever little "aura" she had left, it would entirely be gone. :shrug:

TeamUla
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Replaced by Gallovits.

I think she will play Ponte Vedra though :shrug:

:( I though she'd make Miami more attractive...

BTW. Gallovits replaced Petrova:rolleyes:

cyannnnn
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:35 AM
:( I though she'd make Miami more attractive...

BTW. Gallovits replaced Petrova:rolleyes:

i don't undestand so who replace Maria????

tonythetiger
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:40 AM
She's trying desparately to save her career. That shoulder could mean an early retirement.

vwfan
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:41 AM
ah too bad. doesn't look good.:eek:

still think and hope she'll be back by summer hardcourts. Makes no sense to play clay with the wear it places on your body; she might try at Wimbledon. but most likely, she'll make her return on summer hardcourts.

i feel so bad for her fans. it must be a bummer.

The Dawntreader
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:45 AM
It must be increasingly hard for Sharapova at the moment. The shoulder is clearly still in a precarious condition, and she's in a stale-mate situation as to whether to push her own physical boundaries and return to singles play. Shoulder injuries are so rough, due to the uncertainty of when are you actually going to play again?

I'm not a fan by any means, but it'd be good to see her back soon.

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:55 AM
So true! We cannot possibly have the most celebrated/hyped Great White Hope in tennis history get a beating by a Williams at Miami. :rolleyes:



It's crazy how you always bring race everywhere.
Serena is black and Maria is white, so?
We are in 2009 now

The Dawntreader
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:57 AM
It's crazy how you always bring race everywhere.
Serena is black and Maria is white, so?
We are in 2009 now

Agreed. Race shouldn't be raised, it's a non-issue.

Calypso
Mar 18th, 2009, 12:05 PM
So sad..

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 18th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Expected.

rucolo
Mar 18th, 2009, 12:19 PM
One year ago, Maria was undefeated for 2008 and threads were about what time of year she would challenge Justine for the #1 spot.
Now her future is a question mark

Hard to believe how fast everything completely changed.:sad::(

Injuries really ruined parts of Marias career!:bigcry:

Hopefully Maria can get healthy soon!:D;) Stay strong!

CR3WLFC
Mar 18th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Shit !!! My maria :mad:

Think she is gonna scrap the clay season aswell now :sad:

bad_angel_109
Mar 18th, 2009, 12:25 PM
And in doubles????
At least Daniela will be seeded 32!at least danka will be seeded :p
i'd like to see her play dubs in miami actually. it'll be good for the wta and to pull a bit more of an audience coz of the sharapova fans.

pwayne
Mar 18th, 2009, 12:33 PM
I say she returns in Birmingham.

bandabou
Mar 18th, 2009, 12:53 PM
hmmm...this is becoming chronic. I guess patience is the motto right now.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 18th, 2009, 01:01 PM
She is afraid of losing
certainly not to an Aussie :tape:

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 18th, 2009, 01:04 PM
Keep telling yourself that darling :wavey:

:rolleyes: I don't need to tell myself anything regarding Sharapova. I am certainly not a fan. Not even close. Infact I have on numerous occasions been quite critical of her for a variety of reasons. That said, she is a champion and I do respect her and I do sympathise with her fans.

Moving on, reading this thread, I do sense that finally a lot of her fans are starting to come to terms with the severity of the situation which, is probably for the best too. It doesn't help having unrealistic expectations of a player. Best thing her fans can do right now is just root for her to slowly but surely get her shoulder strength back and gradually work her way back into the game. I think at the very least it is clear when she does return to playing singles she isn't going to be all guns blazing. Heck, she might never be the same, although then again the possibility of a full recovery is alive. That said, I think her fans are going to have to be very patient with her on her return to the game whenever that is.

Aravanecaravan
Mar 18th, 2009, 01:18 PM
So true! We cannot possibly have the most celebrated/hyped Great White Hope in tennis history get a beating by a Williams at Miami. :rolleyes:

We all know she had never gotten a beating from a Williams before, let alone at Miami. :rolleyes:

If that were to happen, she would no longer have any "respect" from the locker room. And whatever little "aura" she had left, it would entirely be gone. :shrug:

Congratulations--you have once again usurped the mantle of "biggest moron I've ever seen". Whatever problem you have with whites, perhaps you should deal with it in therapy, with a qualified doctor of psychiatry, and plenty of psychotropics, and leave the tennis talk to people who actually care about it.

It's patently obvious that you consider a williams sister victory against an injured Sharapova as the greatest epic achievement in the history of mankind, so by all means, if that is what gets your motor running, enjoy it. The fact is that, from July of 2004, when Sharapova first served notice that she was an elite player, until January of 2008, she had more majors to her credit than either 'sister'--and that's including a one year stretch when Sharapova sustained her initial shoulder injury. That is fact. Your mouth can't change it.

I think what bothers you most is that the only times they've played when both were healthy, Maria won. That's tough. It's nobody's fault that a player gets injured. If and when she is physically able to play, she will. None of your trailer trash talking will change that.

adrovi
Mar 18th, 2009, 01:20 PM
:sad::sad::sad:

2Black
Mar 18th, 2009, 01:23 PM
You know how much Maria loves imitating the Williams sisters so she's trying to do a Serena & drop to 81 or below then comeback & win a grand slam. :shrug:

AAT
Mar 18th, 2009, 01:23 PM
old news

Matt01
Mar 18th, 2009, 01:29 PM
I think she will play Ponte Vedra though :shrug:


Why would she play MM tourney Pente Vedra? :confused:

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 18th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Is this official? I have not seen any link so I'm asking.

Foxy

soul
Mar 18th, 2009, 01:51 PM
She Wont Play Tİll French Open;............................................. .................................................. ...........................................

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:00 PM
Is this official? I have not seen any link so I'm asking.

Foxy

its official
you dont need any link.

Serenita
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:01 PM
You know how much Maria loves imitating the Williams sisters so she's trying to do a Serena & drop to 81 or below then comeback & win a grand slam. :shrug:

she better get her ass moving....

crazillo
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:02 PM
Expected. I think she will come back for the grass season.

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:03 PM
She is not going to be right until a year after her comeback. There is no sense in her coming back until she can serve five days in a row with no pain and with good strength in that shoulder. We may not see her till the Italian Open.

nah she needs 2 weeks of intense serving, loopy fhs, swinging volleys, and not feel pain after all that in order to come back....that's what i'll take to win a slam...:)

madlove
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:11 PM
shame.

Juanes
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:16 PM
hm... she will be again more down in ranking.... just a question.... is her ranking freezed?

soul
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:23 PM
You know how much Maria loves imitating the Williams sisters so she's trying to do a Serena & drop to 81 or below then comeback & win a grand slam. :shrug:

NICE COMMENT; BUT I GUESS SHE WILL COME BACK TO FRENCH OPEN AND AS U SAİD SHE WILL WIN FRENCH OPEN

PatrickRyan
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:26 PM
this sucks!

2Black
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:32 PM
I'm actually a Sharapova fan cuz the girl hates to lose. Tennis is better when she's around

Ciarán
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Expected :o

RenaSlam.
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:44 PM
So when is she saying she'll be back now?

A real shame. The tour desperately needs her in the mix.

frenchie
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:53 PM
LOL

She's come back on her favorite surface then

Rik.
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Masha :rolleyes: :mad:

Richie's
Mar 18th, 2009, 02:59 PM
So, Hantuchova get the last seed.

Svetlana.
Mar 18th, 2009, 03:27 PM
take care of yourself Masha

LDVTennis
Mar 18th, 2009, 03:44 PM
Congratulations--you have once again usurped the mantle of "biggest moron I've ever seen". Whatever problem you have with whites, perhaps you should deal with it in therapy, with a qualified doctor of psychiatry, and plenty of psychotropics, and leave the tennis talk to people who actually care about it.

It's patently obvious that you consider a williams sister victory against an injured Sharapova as the greatest epic achievement in the history of mankind, so by all means, if that is what gets your motor running, enjoy it. The fact is that, from July of 2004, when Sharapova first served notice that she was an elite player, until January of 2008, she had more majors to her credit than either 'sister'--and that's including a one year stretch when Sharapova sustained her initial shoulder injury. That is fact. Your mouth can't change it.

I think what bothers you most is that the only times they've played when both were healthy, Maria won. That's tough. It's nobody's fault that a player gets injured. If and when she is physically able to play, she will. None of your trailer trash talking will change that.

Well said. Thanks for taking out the "trash."

volta
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:00 PM
Congratulations--you have once again usurped the mantle of "biggest moron I've ever seen". Whatever problem you have with whites, perhaps you should deal with it in therapy, with a qualified doctor of psychiatry, and plenty of psychotropics, and leave the tennis talk to people who actually care about it.

It's patently obvious that you consider a williams sister victory against an injured Sharapova as the greatest epic achievement in the history of mankind, so by all means, if that is what gets your motor running, enjoy it. The fact is that, from July of 2004, when Sharapova first served notice that she was an elite player, until January of 2008, she had more majors to her credit than either 'sister'--and that's including a one year stretch when Sharapova sustained her initial shoulder injury. That is fact. Your mouth can't change it.

I think what bothers you most is that the only times they've played when both were healthy, Maria won. That's tough. It's nobody's fault that a player gets injured. If and when she is physically able to play, she will. None of your trailer trash talking will change that.
:spit:
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

who needs the circus when u have this :lol:

anyway i think it's expected :shrug: don't see her returning on clay but u never know

In The Zone
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:04 PM
If she plays Ponte Vedra, she cannot play Birmingham so I am not sure she will play Ponte Vedra.

frenchie
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Congratulations--you have once again usurped the mantle of "biggest moron I've ever seen". Whatever problem you have with whites, perhaps you should deal with it in therapy, with a qualified doctor of psychiatry, and plenty of psychotropics, and leave the tennis talk to people who actually care about it.

It's patently obvious that you consider a williams sister victory against an injured Sharapova as the greatest epic achievement in the history of mankind, so by all means, if that is what gets your motor running, enjoy it. The fact is that, from July of 2004, when Sharapova first served notice that she was an elite player, until January of 2008, she had more majors to her credit than either 'sister'--and that's including a one year stretch when Sharapova sustained her initial shoulder injury. That is fact. Your mouth can't change it.

I think what bothers you most is that the only times they've played when both were healthy, Maria won. That's tough. It's nobody's fault that a player gets injured. If and when she is physically able to play, she will. None of your trailer trash talking will change that.

:lol::lol:
OMG some people on this board....

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:12 PM
:tape: oh my

bobbynorwich
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:18 PM
What is source of this info that Sharapova is out of Miami? Searched the thread and could not find its source. Looking elsewhere, Maria's still listed as an entered player on Miami tournament website and her official website made no mention of withdrawing. A google news search came up with nothing except 3/13 Indian Wells post-match interview that she denies bowing out of Miami. See article below. DESERT SUN, March 13, 2009
INDIAN WELLS — Maria Sharapova's first professional match since August didn't have the best outcome, for the former No. 1 player in the world, but she played off the close loss as just another step on her road to recovery.

It is the first tournament the now-No. 23 player in the world has entered since August, having withdrawn from the Australian Open, Suez and Dubai tournaments earlier this year because of an injury to her serving shoulder.

“It feels really good to be back,” Sharapova said, treating the loss as nothing more than a practice session. “I came here to test it out and the hump I just want to get through right now is playing on court for several sets for two weeks.”

Sharapova actually looked quite strong, and seemed to improve as the match progressed. After overcoming some first-set rustiness, the Russian seemed to move well, hit with accuracy and — most importantly — serve well.

In fact, her serve got faster as the evening wore on, launching her fastest of the evening in the third set tiebreaker at 108 mph.“You're going to have to notice (the serve) and hope your timing and feel of the ball gets better,” she said of her improvement during the match. “That's exactly what I wanted to get out of there.”
Serving for the second set, Sharapova looked unstoppable, winning at love and serving as fast as 105 mph.

But again winning it was not necessarily the point. “My main goal for here was to just get out into that atmosphere and crowd again.

“It was definitely not an upset … I was just happy to be there.”
Sharapova refused to speculate on what she will do for the Miami tournament later this month, saying she no longer sets timetables for herself.

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20090313/EVENTS10/903130345/-1/newsfront

2moretogo
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:24 PM
^^^^ why do we have to do this in every thread? Some posters have access to the official WTA website for players and can see the official entry lists. The tourneys don't report this until the last possible time in order to sell more tickets and get more hype for the tourney.:rolleyes:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:25 PM
who needs the circus when u have this :lol:



:haha:

KournikovaFan91
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:30 PM
If she plays Ponte Vedra, she cannot play Birmingham so I am not sure she will play Ponte Vedra.

She won't play Ponte Vedra, like she hates clay and loves Grass, Birmingham would give her more confidence.

bobbynorwich
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:32 PM
^^^^ why do we have to do this in every thread? Some posters have access to the official WTA website for players and can see the official entry lists.

Then is this information from the official WTA website for players (that only players can access)? Poster, please cite your source.

Mashafaaaaan
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:37 PM
Expected. She will be back at FO. No warm up.

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:43 PM
Congratulations--you have once again usurped the mantle of "biggest moron I've ever seen". Whatever problem you have with whites, perhaps you should deal with it in therapy, with a qualified doctor of psychiatry, and plenty of psychotropics, and leave the tennis talk to people who actually care about it.

It's patently obvious that you consider a williams sister victory against an injured Sharapova as the greatest epic achievement in the history of mankind, so by all means, if that is what gets your motor running, enjoy it. The fact is that, from July of 2004, when Sharapova first served notice that she was an elite player, until January of 2008, she had more majors to her credit than either 'sister'--and that's including a one year stretch when Sharapova sustained her initial shoulder injury. That is fact. Your mouth can't change it.

I think what bothers you most is that the only times they've played when both were healthy, Maria won. That's tough. It's nobody's fault that a player gets injured. If and when she is physically able to play, she will. None of your trailer trash talking will change that.

Well said. Thanks for taking out the "trash."

What TRASH? This poster is delusional in claiming that the sisters only beat Maria when she was injured and Maria won more majors than them combined from 2004 to 2008. I don't know what he calls majors but if he/she is talking numbers, then something much be wrong with his/her numbering skills. Now if it is different surfaces at slams it's still tied 3/3 since they combined the sisters.


MARIA:
2004- Wimbledon
2006- US Open
2008- AO

SERENA
AO - 2005
AO - 2007
US OPEN 2008
AO 2009

VENUS:
WIMBY 2005
WIMBY 2007
WIMBY 2008

As for Maria winning when they played and all were healthy, that's just laughable but if it makes the poster sleep better go ahead.


:spit:
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

who needs the circus when u have this :lol:

anyway i think it's expected :shrug: don't see her returning on clay but u never know

:lol::lol:
OMG some people on this board....

I had a good laugh too, guys.

Foxy

égalité
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:44 PM
:sobbing:

Win Wimbledon Masha :hearts:

2moretogo
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:51 PM
its official
you dont need any link.

Then is this information from the official WTA website for players (that only players can access)? Poster, please cite your source.

That's all I need to read to know it is official. To my knowledge, he/she has never been wrong about singles entry lists. It was established a while ago that this poster had access.

Emina.
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:01 PM
:crying2: :crying2: :crying2:

Svetlana.
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:02 PM
:sobbing:

Win Wimbledon Masha :hearts:

:worship:

friendsita
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:11 PM
well hope she does well at wimby

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:13 PM
Maria fans cheer up, it's hard I know (I suffered much with Vee) but when she's back, and she will be back and winning it will be well worth the wait.

Foxy

Cakeisgood
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:14 PM
So true! We cannot possibly have the most celebrated/hyped Great White Hope in tennis history get a beating by a Williams at Miami. :rolleyes:

We all know she had never gotten a beating from a Williams before, let alone at Miami. :rolleyes:

If that were to happen, she would no longer have any "respect" from the locker room. And whatever little "aura" she had left, it would entirely be gone. :shrug:

You=Fail.

Dawn Marie
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:39 PM
This is a serious career threatening injury! Yet, Maria is still young. She's not the age that Capriati was when the shoulder took her out of the game. Maria needs time. She'll be back imho during the grass court season. If not then, this this is a much serious injury then I think.
Just wish for the best guys and let's hope she'll be 100% sometime at least within the next 3 months.

lizchris
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:41 PM
She isn't going to be back until Wimbledon. On clay, she has to hit more balls than she does on hardcourt or grass and no way is she going to test her shoulder on clay.

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:47 PM
I had a good laugh too, guys.

Foxy

And I had a good laugh reading "We cannot possibly have the most celebrated/hyped Great White Hope in tennis history get a beating by a Williams at Miami."

And I find it funny too when I see that a lot of people here are amazed of the "maria vs serena h2h thing" and that it is normal for everybody that someone bring race when it shouldn't be brought, and then we get 1000 "indian wells 01" threads. You are all awesome.

starin
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Congratulations--you have once again usurped the mantle of "biggest moron I've ever seen". Whatever problem you have with whites, perhaps you should deal with it in therapy, with a qualified doctor of psychiatry, and plenty of psychotropics, and leave the tennis talk to people who actually care about it.

It's patently obvious that you consider a williams sister victory against an injured Sharapova as the greatest epic achievement in the history of mankind, so by all means, if that is what gets your motor running, enjoy it. The fact is that, from July of 2004, when Sharapova first served notice that she was an elite player, until January of 2008, she had more majors to her credit than either 'sister'--and that's including a one year stretch when Sharapova sustained her initial shoulder injury. That is fact. Your mouth can't change it.

I think what bothers you most is that the only times they've played when both were healthy, Maria won. That's tough. It's nobody's fault that a player gets injured. If and when she is physically able to play, she will. None of your trailer trash talking will change that.

I agree. Maria has an unbeaten record against the WS cuz every loss was due her being injured. In fact Maria is the GOAT because every loss she's ever had since Wimbledon 2004 was due to an injury. When she's healthy she is unbeatable.

:rolleyes:

Jose.
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:51 PM
Is this really official??? :shrug:
I don't see anything on Eurosport and all the other sports sites :scratch:

Larrybidd
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:00 PM
[QUOTE=FoxyliciousKhat;15217049]Maria fans cheer up, it's hard I know (I suffered much with Vee) but when she's back, and she will be back and winning it will be well worth the wait.

/QUOTE]

Totally agreed. this is starting to sound like the despair that Vee fans had when she was super cautious coming back from a wrist injury. It seems that finally Team Sharapova has grown some brains and decided to be cautions with the talent. Which begs the question i've had all along about Sharapova. WHY THE HELL WAS SHE PLAYIING FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME WITH A SHOULDER THAT CLEARLY WAS NOT QUITE RIGHT??

Say what you will about Richard Williams, but the fact is he protected his daughters, and NEVER let them play with injuries. He would have them withdraw from tourneys over a hang-nail practically and could care less about any criticism they took for it. When your enormous income potential is predicated on keeping your body intact, why risk it by trying to play thru injury, when you can just shut it down, rehab the injury and live to play in 2 weeks or whenever? Playing thru injuries might make sense in a team sport where teammates can help cover for you, but in singles its all on you. Playing thru a problem especially to a joint, is not worth the risk. Critics who think differently are not the ones taking the risk.

In the end the responsibility rests with Maria for looking out for herself - it is her career. But who was protecting Maria in this instance. Where was Yuri? I think he has some explaining to do - to Maria.

Rumkin
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:11 PM
In the end the responsibility rests with Maria for looking out for herself - it is her career. But who was protecting Maria in this instance. Where was Yuri? I think he has some explaining to do - to Maria.


It's always the player's responsibility to look after herself and inform her medical team when something doesn't feel right, but it's also the doctors job to identify what the problem is. I feel really sorry for Maria because her Medical team failed tremendously:rolleyes: and probably told her to take some rest (which she did a couple times already in her career) but that never solved the problem. Now she knows the real problem and she has to pay for the consequences. From now on she's going to listen to her own body more, that's why she doesn't want to rush back.

iGOAT
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Is this really official??? :shrug:
I don't see anything on Eurosport and all the other sports sites :scratch:

Then is this information from the official WTA website for players (that only players can access)? Poster, please cite your source.

We have this every thread. It is not announced until the last possible moment so the tournament sells more tickets.

"The Boiled Egg", "Tobi", and "Spiceboy" have access to the official WTA entry lists and are ALWAYS right. Bobbynorwich: you don't have to believe it, but I promise it is true. You'll see in a few more days

iGOAT
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:29 PM
:( I though she'd make Miami more attractive...

BTW. Gallovits replaced Petrova:rolleyes:
That was Indian Wells smart one

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:30 PM
And I had a good laugh reading "We cannot possibly have the most celebrated/hyped Great White Hope in tennis history get a beating by a Williams at Miami."

And I find it funny too when I see that a lot of people here are amazed of the "maria vs serena h2h thing" and that it is normal for everybody that someone bring race when it shouldn't be brought, and then we get 1000 "indian wells 01" threads. You are all awesome.

I laughed at the poster's response to Maria having only lost to either sisters because she was injured which is not the case. I don't condone bringing race in any thread but I thought the poster was being sarcastic for lack of a better word. I don't see the relevance of your h2h quote, the reference to the 1000 "Indian Wells" thread.

I don't make it a practice of go on forums to bash, gloat or whatever about any players. And yes there are WS fans that unjustly attack others but there are also others fans who unjustly attack them as well so please don't try to come here and act sanctimonious and pretend as if every group don't have their issues.

Foxy

danieln1
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:42 PM
So everything is going accord to my prediction: she´ll be back in Birmingham/Eastbourne swing!

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:47 PM
I laughed at the poster's response to Maria having only lost to either sisters because she was injured which is not the case. I don't condone bringing race in any thread but I thought the poster was being sarcastic for lack of a better word. I don't see the relevance of your h2h quote, the reference to the 1000 "Indian Wells" thread.

I don't make it a practice of go on forums to bash, gloat or whatever about any players. And yes there are WS fans that unjustly attack others but there are also others fans who unjustly attack them as well so please don't try to come here and act sanctimonious and pretend as if every group don't have their issues.

Foxy
OK
I want you to keep on laughing and I hope this will make your day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDbkS0RnP30
and, just for you, Serena Williams leads 5-2
Now laugh (I love when people laugh easily, it's easy to make them happy and I like when people are happy)

saniapower
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:50 PM
:sad: Rip

doni1212
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:53 PM
I remain true to my word that Birmingham will be her comeback event

I say she returns in Birmingham.

So everything is going accord to my prediction: she´ll be back in Birmingham/Eastbourne swing!

I echo all of these statements as well. I always predicted she'd be back once the grass swing starts b/c there is no way she is taking that shoulder on clay.

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 18th, 2009, 06:58 PM
OK
I want you to keep on laughing and I hope this will make your day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDbkS0RnP30
and, just for you, Serena Williams leads 5-2
Now laugh (I love when people laugh easily, it's easy to make them happy and I like when people are happy)

Honestly what is your issue?

Foxy

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Honestly what is your issue?

Foxy
My issue? Just wanting a world with no hate.
Vaidisova Rules

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:07 PM
My issue? Just wanting a world with no hate.
Vaidisova Rules

And who is hating? Some poster made a response to a thread that was not right because it brought up race. That poster also made some claims that I thought was funny in that it was twisted to suit their purpose and was inaccurate. How is that hating?

I'm totally baffled by your youtube link and your posts.

Maybe you feel you need to defend Maria, but I'm totally lost as to section you chose to use as your defense.

Foxy

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:21 PM
I'm totally baffled by your youtube link and your posts.
But I thought you would find that funny...Well that's what you were saying.
Anyway, I'm out of this thread

Vaidisova Rules

FoxyliciousKhat
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:24 PM
But I thought you would find that funny...Well that's what you were saying.
Anyway, I'm out of this thread

Vaidisova Rules

Listen I'm a grown woman, I don't need to go back and watch matches of players losing badly to have a good laugh. Maybe that's your kind of thing, what delights you, so you felt you needed to share. Thanks, but no thanks.

Obviously the topic discussion was over your head, that's not my fault.

Foxy

Donny
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Congratulations--you have once again usurped the mantle of "biggest moron I've ever seen". Whatever problem you have with whites, perhaps you should deal with it in therapy, with a qualified doctor of psychiatry, and plenty of psychotropics, and leave the tennis talk to people who actually care about it.

It's patently obvious that you consider a williams sister victory against an injured Sharapova as the greatest epic achievement in the history of mankind, so by all means, if that is what gets your motor running, enjoy it. The fact is that, from July of 2004, when Sharapova first served notice that she was an elite player, until January of 2008, she had more majors to her credit than either 'sister'--and that's including a one year stretch when Sharapova sustained her initial shoulder injury. That is fact. Your mouth can't change it.

I think what bothers you most is that the only times they've played when both were healthy, Maria won. That's tough. It's nobody's fault that a player gets injured. If and when she is physically able to play, she will. None of your trailer trash talking will change that.

Some serioussss sour grapes right here.

Bijoux0021
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Congratulations--you have once again usurped the mantle of "biggest moron I've ever seen". Whatever problem you have with whites, perhaps you should deal with it in therapy, with a qualified doctor of psychiatry, and plenty of psychotropics, and leave the tennis talk to people who actually care about it.

It's patently obvious that you consider a williams sister victory against an injured Sharapova as the greatest epic achievement in the history of mankind, so by all means, if that is what gets your motor running, enjoy it. The fact is that, from July of 2004, when Sharapova first served notice that she was an elite player, until January of 2008, she had more majors to her credit than either 'sister'--and that's including a one year stretch when Sharapova sustained her initial shoulder injury. That is fact. Your mouth can't change it.

I think what bothers you most is that the only times they've played when both were healthy, Maria won. That's tough. It's nobody's fault that a player gets injured. If and when she is physically able to play, she will. None of your trailer trash talking will change that.
:lol:

You're simply shameless and very good at lying to yourself. I guess that makes you feel better, huh?

Delusional Much?

Bijoux0021
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:44 PM
I agree. Maria has an unbeaten record against the WS cuz every loss was due her being injured. In fact Maria is the GOAT because every loss she's ever had since Wimbledon 2004 was due to an injury. When she's healthy she is unbeatable.

:rolleyes:
I second that! :rolleyes:

Galsen
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:50 PM
I second that! :rolleyes:

third:worship:

young_gunner913
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:54 PM
Poor Masha. Hope to see you again soon. :)

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Listen I'm a grown woman, I don't need to go back and watch matches of players losing badly to have a good laugh. Maybe that's your kind of thing, what delights you, so you felt you needed to share. Thanks, but no thanks.

Obviously the topic discussion was over your head, that's not my fault.

Foxy
Vaidisova Rules is back to have the last word
1. I'm really happy that you are a grown woman, I respect you.
2. It's not my kind of thing watching a player losing badly and having a good laugh. I don't have the time to search, but I saw a lot of time Williams's fans posting in the GM videos of Serena beating Maria and "having a good laugh". I'm just the kind of people who like to please everybody, that's my nature.
3. I'm sorry, Foxy, I see that you are not like the other Williams fans, and you have to understand that it is not easy to not see you as a "whole". I see that I'm talking with one of the very few people who don't behave like most of the other Williams fans (which, by the way, I'm totally ok with :rocker:). However I hope my posts will help other people having a nice day.
4. You are good, seriously. The way you managed to turn what I was pointing out at the beginning... Wow

Vaidisova Rules Rules

igralec33
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:55 PM
I hope that she will better soon!

Grand Phantasm
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Shame this injury sucks for her

Craig.
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:58 PM
:spit: at the Williams trolls cranking up the hate in here.

Anyway, I don't get why anyone is so shocked about this. :shrug: After her doubles loss in Indian Wells, she said that she needs to play more than a week of consecutive practice matches and have her shoulder feel good. That was her goal before coming back to tour. She said that 3 or 4 days was fine, but on the 5th or 6th it'd get tired. She also that she was done setting a timetable for herself and that she would came to back singles when she's 100% and can play a full tournament without any fatigue.

I expect to see her back on the courts at Ponte Vedra (where she'd defend her title) or Charleston. I really don't think her injury or how she feels is as bad as some people in this thread are making it out to be.

Mashafaaaaan
Mar 18th, 2009, 08:02 PM
I agree. Maria has an unbeaten record against the WS cuz every loss was due her being injured. In fact Maria is the GOAT because every loss she's ever had since Wimbledon 2004 was due to an injury. When she's healthy she is unbeatable.


This thread is ABOUT Sharapova, she/he can say whatever she/he wants. If you not OK, just leave.

cn ireland
Mar 18th, 2009, 08:30 PM
Not entirely unexpected but still disappointing, come back soon Maria:sad:!

Poiree
Mar 18th, 2009, 08:31 PM
sorry, I couldn't go through the whole thread, but is this info confirmed?

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:05 PM
yes its confirmed by me long ago
although media only got the info just now

http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6629194

youizahoe
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:08 PM
Serena please team up with Maria :sobbing:

youizahoe
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:10 PM
I echo all of these statements as well. I always predicted she'd be back once the grass swing starts b/c there is no way she is taking that shoulder on clay.

You said that after I said that :ras:











:rolls:

volta
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:20 PM
:spit: at the Williams trolls cranking up the hate in here.

Anyway, I don't get why anyone is so shocked about this. :shrug: After her doubles loss in Indian Wells, she said that she needs to play more than a week of consecutive practice matches and have her shoulder feel good. That was her goal before coming back to tour. She said that 3 or 4 days was fine, but on the 5th or 6th it'd get tired. She also that she was done setting a timetable for herself and that she would came to back singles when she's 100% and can play a full tournament without any fatigue.

I expect to see her back on the courts at Ponte Vedra (where she'd defend her title) or Charleston. I really don't think her injury or how she feels is as bad as some people in this thread are making it out to be.

last time i checked only 1 williams fan hated on Maria , so please point out the others

serenus_2k8
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:24 PM
I think a lot of WS fans have grown quite fond of Maria after seeing the tour without her :shrug: Perhaps thats just me tho...

youizahoe
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:32 PM
I'm a Renabitch, and I fel inlove with Maria, since then, many of the Rena fans followed my steps :)

Destiny
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:32 PM
:(

goldlion
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:33 PM
yes its confirmed by me long ago
although media only got the info just now

http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6629194

Every reporter loves to quote her as a 24-year-old Russian.

hablo
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Is this really a surprise? :shrug:

Lulu.
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:01 PM
No surprise here. I'm assuming she'll be back for the grass season.

Galsen
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:01 PM
This thread is ABOUT Sharapova, she/he can say whatever she/he wants. If you not OK, just leave.

oh really? we didn't realize and when other people come in WS Thread it's normal?:wavey::rolleyes:

Black Mamba.
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:21 PM
oh really? we didn't realize and when other people come in WS Thread it's normal?:wavey::rolleyes:

:lol::lol::lol:

I see Mashafaaaaan in almost every WS thread.


With that said, I hope she gets better. It always sucks when the top players get injured.

doni1212
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:14 AM
You said that after I said that :ras:











:rolls:

I said it back in like late November/early December and Sharapova fans were laughing at me, :spit:
Guess I was right after all, ;)

Craig.
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:15 AM
^We'll see. :shrug: I still think she'll give clay a shot.

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:23 AM
This thread is ABOUT Sharapova, she/he can say whatever she/he wants. If you not OK, just leave.

:weirdo: you are telling someone else to leave a thread??? you're telling someone the thread is about your fave and they are offtopic??? good Lord what is the world coming to

:rolls:

slamchamp
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:37 AM
I said it back in like late November/early December and Sharapova fans were laughing at me, :spit:
Guess I was right after all, ;)doni nostradamus:worship:

doni1212
Mar 19th, 2009, 03:47 AM
doni nostradamus:worship:

:rolls:
I always call my Dad nostradamus b/c he thinks he knows everything, :lol:

pepaw
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:31 AM
She plans to come back at Rome and is heading back to Phoenix for more training until then according to Cronin.

iGOAT
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:35 AM
She plans to come back at Rome and is heading back to Phoenix for more training until then according to Cronin.
Umm, I highly doubt this (him not you), she just said she is not aiming for certain events.

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:04 AM
She plans to come back at Rome and is heading back to Phoenix for more training until then according to Cronin.

i highly doubt this...if she can't play Miami cause her goal is to have 2 weeks of serving without feeling any pain whatsoever, and all she did is play 1 doubles match at IW, now way she is playing Rome

pepaw
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:06 AM
i highly doubt this...if she can't play Miami cause her goal is to have 2 weeks of serving without feeling any pain whatsoever, and all she did is play 1 doubles match at IW, now way she is playing Rome

why? rome is like 5 weeks away.

she doesnt feel pain, just tiredness after 3 or 4 days serving in a row.

she'll play rome, madrid and the french. sweeping all three. :drool:

aezzei
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:08 AM
C'mon Maria

doni1212
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:13 AM
why? rome is like 5 weeks away.

she doesnt feel pain, just tiredness after 3 or 4 days serving in a row.

she'll play rome, madrid and the french. sweeping all three. :drool:

She said it would be sore after playing along with being tired.
She also had a huge wrapping of ice on her shoulder after only playing a doubles match. She has a ways to go...

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:58 AM
why? rome is like 5 weeks away.

she doesnt feel pain, just tiredness after 3 or 4 days serving in a row.

she'll play rome, madrid and the french. sweeping all three. :drool:

:help: maria did say she didn't feel pain...she said she felt pain hence why she's not playing miami....and you're supposed to be the maria stan here.....

if after 7 months she plays 1 doubles match and still feels pain...what is 5 weeks gonna do, especially since the doubles match itself would have given some aggravation to the shoulder....her aim is two weeks in a row of play without pain, and if she couldn't get that after 7 months...well...me and doni's prediction is looking to be a bit truer

Slammer7
Mar 19th, 2009, 07:12 AM
:help: maria did say she didn't feel pain...she said she felt pain hence why she's not playing miami....and you're supposed to be the maria stan here.....

if after 7 months she plays 1 doubles match and still feels pain...what is 5 weeks gonna do, especially since the doubles match itself would have given some aggravation to the shoulder....her aim is two weeks in a row of play without pain, and if she couldn't get that after 7 months...well...me and doni's prediction is looking to be a bit truer

It's only been 5 months since she had the surgery. It takes quite a while to heal from rotator cuff surgery in other sports, so it's going to take a while here. I don't think her camp has been completely straight forward with everything, which is their right. Fans should exercise caution as a shoulder injury is really the worst injury a tennis player can have besides the definite career killer--- hip surgery.:scared:

Renalicious
Mar 19th, 2009, 07:27 AM
Nooo. :sad:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 19th, 2009, 07:42 AM
It's only been 5 months since she had the surgery. It takes quite a while to heal from rotator cuff surgery in other sports, so it's going to take a while here. I don't think her camp has been completely straight forward with everything, which is their right. Fans should exercise caution as a shoulder injury is really the worst injury a tennis player can have besides the definite career killer--- hip surgery.:scared:

but she's been out before the surgery :shrug:

Slammer7
Mar 19th, 2009, 07:46 AM
but she's been out before the surgery :shrug:

Once they cut you that's a whole new process. She should have had the surgery much sooner, whatever progress she made by rest and rehab was totally lost once they had to cut her. It was like going back to the beginning.

TennisViewer531
Mar 19th, 2009, 01:00 PM
such a sad development :(

slamchamp
Mar 19th, 2009, 01:09 PM
cmon maria keep fighting!

AcesHigh
Mar 19th, 2009, 01:19 PM
Hope she's back soon. The tour could really use her now.

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 19th, 2009, 01:21 PM
pretty much expected.

Dawn Marie
Mar 19th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Once they cut you that's a whole new process. She should have had the surgery much sooner, whatever progress she made by rest and rehab was totally lost once they had to cut her. It was like going back to the beginning.

Can these Masha fans finally get it now?? Let's all just thank goodness that Masha is still young. Cause this surgery is no joke and can be career threatening if she were older like Jen.
Maria is still feeling some pain and is not 100%. Let's all relax and just wait for her to be 100%. Imho she may not even be back for the grass. It may be hardcourts or in 2010.

Black Mamba.
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:21 PM
I'm not a Sharapova fan in the least. However, I can say that if I were her fan I would rather she take all the time she needs to get healthy than comeback premature only to lose more time on the back end.

nelsondan
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:04 PM
She plans to come back at Rome and is heading back to Phoenix for more training until then according to Cronin.

"I'm done with setting a timetable for myself," Sharapova said. "Those days are over."

Sharapova is expected to make a promotional appearance at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne sometime during the the tournament.

I hope that happens, and I hope she goes to Phoenix like he said. She will attend the players' party at Miami?

I wonder what she is doing this week.

Larrybidd
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:17 PM
I'm not a Sharapova fan in the least. However, I can say that if I were her fan I would rather she take all the time she needs to get healthy than comeback premature only to lose more time on the back end.

You would think that would be the case but way too many fans only care about the here and now, like little kids who think next week is like...years from now. Maria tried playing when she wasn't physically right, instead of being patient and getting the problem figured out and corrected - Huge mistake. You would think her fans would be patient with her now.

goldenlox
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:08 PM
I think fans just want to see her healthy and playing.
She made it sound like she could play 3 weeks after the AO.
Now she's going to Arizona next week, and who knows when she actually plays again
It could be this kind of delay just keeps happening the whole year

Dawn Marie
Mar 20th, 2009, 04:15 AM
I also think her doubles stunt was just another way for her to show up and do a hit and giggle. It was for the sponsors.
Now, she done with that crap and will not set a timetable so to speak. "those days are over". Sounds like she's just going to relax and be patient and not be pressured by the sponsors to make stupid appearances . IMHO.

Golovinjured.
Mar 20th, 2009, 04:27 AM
Plz come back Maria!