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Julian.
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:25 PM
http://www.facebook.com/Sharapova

Maria Sharapova: My physio Juan has done an amazing job the last 2 weeks and I am happy to say that we just arrived in Istanbul!!! A+ for the Turkish Airlines business class seats, slept like a baby!!

:bounce:

Calceus
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Like a baby?

Sp!ffy
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:38 PM
Maria's one facebook status will get that airline more attention than Caroline's ridiculous commercial. :lol:

Sharapovian
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Nice that she's there early :cheer:
and good to hear the ankle has healed.

Break My Rapture
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:53 PM
Slept like a baby. :hysteric: Must be the cutest thing ever heard if Maria would say that.

Yay for Istanbul arrival. :cheer:

Calceus
Oct 12th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Hey Maria, you are the apple of my heart.

gc-spurs
Oct 12th, 2011, 06:11 PM
Business class only?? :p

They're globabllt yours Mash.

Mr.Sharapova
Oct 12th, 2011, 06:22 PM
Maria is in Istanbul already :cheer::eek:.

Calceus
Oct 12th, 2011, 06:27 PM
Sigurd the Crusader?

Calceus
Oct 12th, 2011, 07:14 PM
Luck & reason?

lefty24
Oct 12th, 2011, 07:59 PM
LOL I'm sure Turkish Airlines wished they had Maria instead of Woz.

Interesting that she's in business class and mentions it. Makes me love her even more.

MM_1257
Oct 12th, 2011, 08:11 PM
LOL I'm sure Turkish Airlines wished they had Maria instead of Woz.

Interesting that she's in business class and mentions it. Makes me love her even more.

:confused: where else would she be? surely not in economy class? :confused:

lefty24
Oct 12th, 2011, 08:53 PM
:confused: where else would she be? surely not in economy class? :confused:

first class

Kitten63
Oct 12th, 2011, 09:50 PM
Good to hear that she's there so early.

Crux Squall
Oct 12th, 2011, 10:17 PM
good new ^^

Reptilia
Oct 12th, 2011, 11:10 PM
Woo! Lots of training time. :cheer:

cowsonice
Oct 12th, 2011, 11:48 PM
Spending time with Sasha perhaps? ;)

Mistress of Evil
Oct 13th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Mashenka already in Istanbul :cheer: Rock it, bitch!!! :rocker2: Some Sasha love will do her good heading into the YEC :lol:

18majors
Oct 13th, 2011, 02:27 PM
We will know the outcome in a little more than 2 weeks.

Maidenhair
Oct 13th, 2011, 06:28 PM
Mashenka already in Istanbul :cheer: Rock it, bitch!!! :rocker2: Some Sasha love will do her good heading into the YEC :lol:

This. :lol:

MM_1257
Oct 13th, 2011, 10:26 PM
first class

Isn't business class first class? :unsure:

lefty24
Oct 13th, 2011, 10:35 PM
Isn't business class first class? :unsure:

both business and first class are a lot better than economy.

First and business are very similar but first class costs a lot more money.

s teddy
Oct 13th, 2011, 10:37 PM
I think it depends on the airline. Some airlines advertise extremely luxurious "business class" seats.

gc-spurs
Oct 13th, 2011, 10:40 PM
It depends on the airline. A lot prefer to just have awesome business class, and just up the luxury in first class. Some don't even have a first class because their business is so stellar. And then there's the uber awesome first class like in Singapore Airline's newer plane... they have freaking cabins. You should check it out and have a jizz.

lefty24
Oct 14th, 2011, 12:33 AM
It depends on the airline. A lot prefer to just have awesome business class, and just up the luxury in first class. Some don't even have a first class because their business is so stellar. And then there's the uber awesome first class like in Singapore Airline's newer plane... they have freaking cabins. You should check it out and have a jizz.

it's my dream to be on ones of those planes. Turkish airlines have pretty awesome first class seats too.

Reptilia
Oct 14th, 2011, 01:39 AM
Jetstar economy rep!

rafaelkafka
Oct 14th, 2011, 04:03 AM
Maria's one facebook status will get that airline more attention than Caroline's ridiculous commercial. :lol:

Caro commercial is sweet and fun but Maria is the queen.

Shivank17
Oct 14th, 2011, 01:08 PM
Turkish Airlines' First class is known as Business class , Business class is known as Comfort class!

MM_1257
Oct 15th, 2011, 11:49 AM
Deffinitely, I checked on Turkish Airines USA site - Business class IS first class on those planes, here is a link http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-US/passenger/index.aspx#BusinessClass ;)

Qetusi
Oct 16th, 2011, 12:48 PM
Deffinitely, I checked on Turkish Airines USA site - Business class IS first class on those planes, here is a link http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-US/passenger/index.aspx#BusinessClass ;)

Right...

Even here, in Caro's commercial we can see it :lol:

http://i056.radikal.ru/1110/83/7d54dc0a0afd.gif

gc-spurs
Oct 17th, 2011, 01:09 AM
Jetstar economy rep!

Ew I'm flying Jetstar back home from AO

18majors
Oct 18th, 2011, 05:15 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 18, 2011) -David Banks will star alongside tennis pro Maria Sharapova in the Motorola Campaign. Banks plays her annoying fast talking assistant.
Entitled "Enriching Life", the spots will air all over, including time square.

http://www.openpr.com/news/196658/Actor-David-Banks-teams-up-with-Maria-Sharapova-for-new-Motorola-Campaign.html

Maidenhair
Oct 18th, 2011, 05:40 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 18, 2011) -David Banks will star alongside tennis pro Maria Sharapova in the Motorola Campaign. Banks plays her annoying fast talking assistant.
Entitled "Enriching Life", the spots will air all over, including time square.

http://www.openpr.com/news/196658/Actor-David-Banks-teams-up-with-Maria-Sharapova-for-new-Motorola-Campaign.html

Motorola? She's with Sony Ericsson now, right? :scratch:

MM_1257
Oct 18th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Motorola? She's with Sony Ericsson now, right? :scratch:

She is with SE, yes.

LoveMasha2008
Oct 19th, 2011, 03:47 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 18, 2011) -David Banks will star alongside tennis pro Maria Sharapova in the Motorola Campaign. Banks plays her annoying fast talking assistant.
Entitled "Enriching Life", the spots will air all over, including time square.

http://www.openpr.com/news/196658/Actor-David-Banks-teams-up-with-Maria-Sharapova-for-new-Motorola-Campaign.html
That's old news. The commercial was filmed in 2006, when she was endorsing Motorola. Watch it on my youtube channel: :)

nJlIk4STFi4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJlIk4STFi4

18majors
Oct 19th, 2011, 03:56 PM
^Thanks for clarification.

karub
Oct 19th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Today Maria played with young kids & made their day! :)

itzhak
Oct 19th, 2011, 10:06 PM
http://video.tr.eurosport.com/tenis/sharapova-genclerle_vid200875/video.shtml

Lucas_Arg
Oct 19th, 2011, 11:17 PM
Maria Sharapova

Juan and I are working hard on my ankle everyday. Today after my practice I hit with some talented young juniors, they were so nice.

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s320x320/298038_10150325769937680_65920772679_8651957_17492 92256_n.jpg

Why does she keep mentioning her ankle? It worries me...
Thank God we still have a week to go.

Cherry.
Oct 19th, 2011, 11:22 PM
Her ankles' still not completely healed? :scared:

Lucas_Arg
Oct 19th, 2011, 11:39 PM
Her ankles' still not completely healed? :scared:

I do think it's ok, otherwise she wouldn't be on Turkey or doing charity where the ankle is involded, maybe she only wanted to fill space... btw it doesn't even sound like Maria, but maybe it's just me!

gc-spurs
Oct 20th, 2011, 12:42 AM
Her ankles' still not completely healed? :scared:

Well its only been a few weeks. She probably plays fine on it, it just needs strengthening and physio work.

Sp!ffy
Oct 20th, 2011, 01:47 AM
It worried me too when I read that status and the first thing she mentioned was her ankle. :bigcry:

Does anyone know if Tennis channel will be showing every match at the YEC?

NewShoulderPlz.
Oct 20th, 2011, 02:48 AM
Meet and Greet with Turkish Juniors

Maria did a meet and greet with Turkish junior players. Ayda Uluc, president of the TTF, introduced her to the 20 children. She hit with each of them, held a Q and A session where they asked her questions, signed autographs for them and posed for photos.

Maria says:

"I'm doing well, I got here a little early to get used to everything and play on the courts, get used to be playing indoors and the climate. It has been going really well so far, my foot is doing better and I have about 6 days until the tournament starts so, so far so good.

"It has been great to hit with the children and meet them. I love being involved in developing our sport, in Istanbul especially, one of the biggest developing cities in the world. The Championships is such an exciting event for the young ones who grew up watching tennis on TV and never really had the chance to see it. So it's important that we're here and it's fun when you get to experience that with the kids one on one.

"I'm a competitor and obviously if it wasn't for the Champs I might have taken it a little bit easier and not gotten back on my feet or the court so quickly. But I love this sport too much to not want to give it my all and even if I go out there not feeling 100 per cent, I'm going to do everything I can to win the tournament."

Check out photos here (http://www.mariasharapova.com/photos/meet-and-greet-with-turkish-juniors-2011.aspx).

Cherry.
Oct 20th, 2011, 03:23 AM
Maria says:

"I'm a competitor and obviously if it wasn't for the Champs I might have taken it a little bit easier and not gotten back on my feet or the court so quickly. But I love this sport too much to not want to give it my all and even if I go out there not feeling 100 per cent, I'm going to do everything I can to win the tournament."
:awww:

Sp!ffy
Oct 20th, 2011, 03:40 AM
Well..Maria..it's going to take close to 100% to win the tournament. :hysteric::bigcry:

Lucas_Arg
Oct 20th, 2011, 03:46 AM
:awww:

It has been going really well so far, my foot is doing better and I have about 6 days until the tournament starts so, so far so good.

:bounce:

Mistress of Evil
Oct 20th, 2011, 05:45 AM
Do you best, Mashenka! :awww:

atominside
Oct 20th, 2011, 06:00 AM
lowering expectations. i like. Or it can be a big fat flop and she might lose the first match and then pull out :facepalm:

Reptilia
Oct 20th, 2011, 10:33 AM
I am so excited to see her back on court :hearts:

I feel like last years YEC didn't even happen, I will def be paying more attention in 2011 :cheer:

Maidenhair
Oct 20th, 2011, 01:20 PM
I am so excited to see her back on court :hearts:

I feel like last years YEC didn't even happen, I will def be paying more attention in 2011 :cheer:

This. YEC '10 was a joke, except for the final between Kim and Caro and Elena's emotional farewell. :sad:

Shivank17
Oct 20th, 2011, 02:03 PM
^second that. :o

Pity Maria wasn't even close to qualify like she was in 2009. :facepalm:

But times are changing :cheer: and she seems determined to do well here like always. :D

She should really get this !

denny5576
Oct 20th, 2011, 04:09 PM
Istanbul - no Player Party.
The Turkish newspaper Haber oku said the players' party was canceled in relation to the terrorist attacks.
http://www.haberoku.net/haber/5286-player-parti-iptal...html

Mistress of Evil
Oct 20th, 2011, 04:27 PM
What :speakles: No YEC players party but all the girls there are all-glammed-up and look nice (in most cases) :crying2: LOL what a shame, can't believe it :tears:

Break My Rapture
Oct 20th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Terrorist attacks. :( Ugh worries the hell out of me.

Trih
Oct 20th, 2011, 05:25 PM
google translator sucks >_> i hope it's nothing really serious and it's just a precaution .... i'm worried :|

atominside
Oct 20th, 2011, 06:20 PM
middle east countries. sigh.

18majors
Oct 20th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Terrorist attacks. :( Ugh worries the hell out of me.

The offensive began Wednesday after Kurdish rebels carried out raids near the Turkey-Iraq border that killed 24 Turkish soldiers and wounded 18, the insurgents' deadliest one-day attacks against the military since the mid-1990s.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/20/turkey-attack-kurds_n_1021671.html

Break My Rapture
Oct 20th, 2011, 06:58 PM
:scared: I'm really not comfortable watching a tennis match (even on tv) when you know stuff like that's happening in the same country, you never know where they might pop up. :scared: Honestly have no idea how the players can concentrate while playing there knowing these things are going on, I certainly couldn't I think.

JamieOwen3
Oct 20th, 2011, 07:01 PM
who thought playing the Year ending championships in Istanbul was the best next place after Madrid? yeah not the greatest idea obviously.

atominside
Oct 20th, 2011, 07:14 PM
Turkey isnt bad though. its maybe the most centralised islamic country..minus UAE/QATAR.

Break My Rapture
Oct 20th, 2011, 07:29 PM
True, there are worse.

JamieOwen3
Oct 20th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Yes i agree but still it's obviously more dangerous than the obvious choices they could have gone to. Have they said where they're going after 4 years in Istanbul?

Maidenhair
Oct 20th, 2011, 07:53 PM
No player party. :sad: So much avatar material going to waste now. :bigcry:

Steven.
Oct 21st, 2011, 07:45 AM
Yes i agree but still it's obviously more dangerous than the obvious choices they could have gone to. Have they said where they're going after 4 years in Istanbul?

Hopefully somewhere safe. :rolleyes:

Anyway, since there's no YEC thread yet, what are my fellow Masha lover's ideal RR groups? Maria will definitely play either one of Kvitova or Azarenka and that could get pretty troublesome.

Anyway, my ideal would be:

1 Wozniacki
3 Kvitova
5 Na
7 Stosur

2 Sharapova
4 Azarenka
6 Zvonareva
8 Radwanska

the reason why I have Stosur and Sharapova in a separate group is because I'm aussie :angel: and this is the ideal draw if I take both of them into account.

Stosur draws someone she can consistently beat on a good day (Wozniacki) and her pigeon (Na) but drawing either Kvitova or Azarenka is unavoidable (she's 0-4 vs. Azarenka and 0-2 vs. Kvitova) and so for that particular section, I took into account Maria's safety too and nobody wants to draw KvittyINDOORSGOAT. Also a high chance of Na and Wozniacki both being eliminated. :devil:

As for Maria, she doesn't really have any problems with the whole field except Kvitova when her game is on (peak Kvitty and peak Masha would be a tight match). I think she should consistently beat Azarenka on a faster surface for sure, and Zvonareva has nothing on her either. Radwanska is the 2nd best possible match-up for Maria (outside Stosur) so she better not lose.

But really, the only player I want Maria to avoid is Kvitova. If she meets Na, she should defeat her unless her game is completely off ala Birmingham 09, 10 and RG 11 meetings (incidently their last three meetings :tape:).

'm strangely confident and have high hopes for this tournament and I think she will crush everybody on the way to the title.

Mr.Sharapova
Oct 21st, 2011, 08:55 AM
All I know is that no matter how Maria's year sucked she always turned up prepared and ready for the field at YEC :shrug:. I want Kvitova, Na and Radwanska in her group :shrug::angel:.

shaktincredible
Oct 21st, 2011, 12:07 PM
All I know is that no matter how Maria's year sucked she always turned up prepared and ready for the field at YEC :shrug:. I want Kvitova, Na and Radwanska in her group :shrug::angel:.

THIS.

Beating Stosur or Zvonareva has been already not spectacular for Sharapova :yawn:

Azarenka will be an interesting match, but Sharapova's H2H against kvitova is worse and i want her to make a tie, so i prefer Petra in masha's group.

Mr.Sharapova
Oct 21st, 2011, 12:24 PM
THIS.

Beating Stosur or Zvonareva has been already not spectacular for Sharapova :yawn:

Azarenka will be an interesting match, but Sharapova's H2H against kvitova is worse and i want her to make a tie, so i prefer Petra in masha's group.

IKR. Beating Stosur nowadays is not classified as a huge achievement :shrug:, I want her to get big wins again, and beating Kvitova would be a great achievement knowing that Petra will soon become a dominant force on the tour.

18majors
Oct 21st, 2011, 01:27 PM
Sharapova (.714) has best winning percentage vs. the field at #WTAChamps followed by Kvitova (.565) and Wozniacki (.541) #tennis

https://twitter.com/#!/Kfish_WTA

JamieOwen3
Oct 21st, 2011, 01:44 PM
Today my electricity went off while my laptop was on, i go put the emergency electricity on and come back to put my laptop on and nothing... I think because it went off so sudden something inside blew and now i dont have a laptop again. Im furious :fiery: had enough of all of this shit!!

Shivank17
Oct 21st, 2011, 03:01 PM
The courts in Istanbul will be green!!!!!!! :o
That means the balls will camouflage and watching on the net wont be fun. :o

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/300914_10150491523601102_26081741101_11049703_1717 219213_n.jpg

Break My Rapture
Oct 21st, 2011, 03:20 PM
Today my electricity went off while my laptop was on, i go put the emergency electricity on and come back to put my laptop on and nothing... I think because it went off so sudden something inside blew and now i dont have a laptop again. Im furious :fiery: had enough of all of this shit!!
Wow talk about bad luck, you just had it back didn't you? :hug:

Mistress of Evil
Oct 21st, 2011, 04:33 PM
Today my electricity went off while my laptop was on, i go put the emergency electricity on and come back to put my laptop on and nothing... I think because it went off so sudden something inside blew and now i dont have a laptop again. Im furious :fiery: had enough of all of this shit!!

Poor Jamie :awww: The laptop Gods have been so hard on you, stay strong and hopefully everything resolves soon for you :hug:

Lucas_Arg
Oct 21st, 2011, 04:44 PM
Since she will be rusty I'd love a group with Vika, Vera and Sam. Leave Petra alone until the knock out rounds...

MashaFan01
Oct 21st, 2011, 04:48 PM
Re Istanbul - I've found this post on another site and I hope it's enlightning:

Only Sharapova and Kvitova have winning records against the rest of the field.

Sharapova has a +15 record (she leads Wozniacki, 3-2; Stosur, 9-0; Li, 5-3; Zvonareva, 7-3) and only trails Kvitova, 2-3. Kvitova has a +1 record (Stosur, 2-0; Azarenka, 3-2; Sharapova, 2-1) and trails Wozniacki, 1-3 and Zvonareva, 2-3.

Wozniacki has a balance record of 16 wins against 16 losses against the rest of the field. Players with negative match-up record are Azarenka, 15-20; Stosur, 16-19; Li, 14-17; and Zvonareva, 22-27. Zvonareva has played more matches against the rest of the field at 49 matches while Kvitova has only played 21 matches.

Read: My Balls (http://myballsmyballs.blogspot.com/2011/10/istanbul-preview-wta-championships-for.html)

MashaFan01
Oct 21st, 2011, 04:51 PM
The courts in Istanbul will be green!!!!!!! :o
That means the balls will camouflage and watching on the net wont be fun. :o

Why? - Are the tennis balls green as well? - *puzzled*

Break My Rapture
Oct 21st, 2011, 05:43 PM
What? :speakles: It doesn't say anything about withdrawing?

MS17
Oct 21st, 2011, 05:44 PM
She withdrew :sobbing: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/15389990.stm

:o

you scared me man :weirdo: :spit: !! I thought it was Maria :help::help:

Craig.
Oct 21st, 2011, 05:46 PM
OMFG :weirdo: I almost had a fucking heart attack :o

MS17
Oct 21st, 2011, 05:47 PM
what was that :haha::haha:

Break My Rapture
Oct 21st, 2011, 05:47 PM
OMFG :weirdo: I almost had a fucking heart attack :o
I know. :sobbing:

Mistress of Evil
Oct 21st, 2011, 05:49 PM
My heartie was on the verge of exploding :crying2:

Mr.Sharapova
Oct 21st, 2011, 05:52 PM
WTF :spit:.

Shivank17
Oct 21st, 2011, 06:21 PM
Why? - Are the tennis balls green as well? - *puzzled*

They generally are bright green or yellow.
Unless they decide to change the color. :unsure:

Fighterpova
Oct 21st, 2011, 07:27 PM
I almost had a freaking heart attack :o
I thought Maria withdrew :spit:

Fighterpova
Oct 21st, 2011, 07:27 PM
They generally are bright green or yellow.
Unless they decide to change the color. :unsure:

:unsure:

JamieOwen3
Oct 21st, 2011, 09:28 PM
Good thing i can watch the championships on tv with that court, stream will be hell :o

http://t.co/bV7hPuRQ here is a pic of my laptop should be here. Had difficulty finding anywhere to upload pics with my phone. Twitpic was a bitch. U see the blue light on the power button but the screen doesnt come on. Ive had enough of it and will not spend any more money or time on the piece of mother fucking shit. :wavey:

Kitten63
Oct 21st, 2011, 11:25 PM
Good thing i can watch the championships on tv with that court, stream will be hell :o

http://t.co/bV7hPuRQ here is a pic of my laptop should be here. Had difficulty finding anywhere to upload pics with my phone. Twitpic was a bitch. U see the blue light on the power button but the screen doesnt come on. Ive had enough of it and will not spend any more money or time on the piece of mother fucking shit. :wavey:

:hug: I know how you feel,I always have problems my stupid computer.

Kitten63
Oct 21st, 2011, 11:28 PM
My heart skipped a beat when I thought she withdrew. :lol:

gc-spurs
Oct 21st, 2011, 11:57 PM
bahaha omg heart attacks all round!

Streams would suck, but whatever. Its just like watching old AO or grass on the first few days.

Steven.
Oct 22nd, 2011, 02:55 AM
hahahahaha OH MY GOD I wanna hug you guys so much right now. Thank god I wasn't around when all this was happening. :sobbing:

Maria Croft
Oct 25th, 2011, 12:36 PM
"I love this sport too much. I really love what I do. For me to have said I'd stop at 25 - maybe when you're 17 you think that's a long time, but here I am at 24 and I feel as energized and motivated as ever. It has obviously been a tough couple of years but I've really improved this year. I see a lot of motivation in myself, practicing and playing. I don't see myself stopping anytime soon."

Now that's what we love to hear :hearts:

Mistress of Evil
Oct 25th, 2011, 01:04 PM
at least another 5 years, please :hearts:

lefty24
Oct 25th, 2011, 01:43 PM
Now that's what we love to hear :hearts:

OMG It's like music to my ears!!! :D:D:D

Not long ago a lot of people thought she was gonna retire after London. I'm so glad to hear this is probably not true.

It does mean she's gonna be engaged for a long time though.
Also, if there is one positive to take away from her shoulder, it's that after the injury she came back more motivated and with a purpose.

rucolo
Oct 25th, 2011, 02:04 PM
http://www.wtatennis.com/news/20111023/breaking-down-the-istanbul-elite-eight_2256076_2491663


(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS)

~ Fifth appearance at WTA Championships (13-5 record); best previous result was winning title in 2004 (d. S.Williams in final)
~ 2011 Titles (2): Rome, Cincinnati
~ Best Grand Slam result in 2011: Wimbledon R-Up
~ Fall record: 2-1 (Tokyo QFs)
~ Quote: "I think we all know what to expect going into the groups. It's the Top 8 girls of the year. You're going to get a tough group either way and tough opponents. It's just a matter of being ready from the first match on."

Break My Rapture
Oct 25th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Now that's what we love to hear :hearts:
Makes me so happy. :bigclap: Hopefully no more nightmare injuries for her.

Crux Squall
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:58 PM
Schedule : Wednesday, October 26, 2011

1. Stosur vs Azarenka
2. Sharapova vs Na Li
3. Wozniacki vs Zvonareva

rucolo
Oct 25th, 2011, 09:03 PM
http://www.wtatennis.com/page/OffCourtNews/Read/0,,12781~2492962,00.html


Maria Sharapova

On making the year-end finale for the first time since 2007...

"It means a lot. The last couple of years at this time I was sitting on the beach, and now I have another tournament, so I'm quite excited about it. When you start off the year this is one of the biggest goals in terms of knowing you're playing well, playing consistent and playing tough. I'm coming in without a lot of matches because of the ankle injury in Tokyo, so I want to enjoy it."

On saying earlier in her career she might stop playing at age 25...

"I love this sport too much. I really love what I do. For me to have said I'd stop at 25 - maybe when you're 17 you think that's a long time, but here I am at 24 and I feel as energized and motivated as ever. It has obviously been a tough couple of years but I've really improved this year. I see a lot of motivation in myself, practicing and playing. I don't see myself stopping anytime soon."


So happy to hear Maria is motivated to have a long career :cheer:

MS17
Oct 26th, 2011, 12:09 AM
" It did take me a while to get going," Sharapova said. "It's obviously tough to come back after a month and compete at this level. But the good thing is that I gave myself a chance, and I did everything I could to even be here. And it's good that I have a couple of matches to go. I think I have time to improve."

"She was much more explosive than I was and she used her slice really well and it stayed quite low on the court," Sharapova said."It is our first meeting indoors if I am not mistaken. She played really solid and really well and moved extremely well around the court and made me hit another ball."



Good Luck against Li Mash :kiss:

18majors
Oct 26th, 2011, 12:56 PM
What a positive thinking girl, totally admirable.

Shivank17
Oct 26th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Hey guys , I just wrote an article which previews the Day 2 of the WTA Championships. ;)
Here is the Sharapova's part:

2. (2)Maria Sharapova(RUS) vs (5)Na Li(CHN)

Head to Head- Sharapova leads 5-3

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/771/wtastanble.jpg
Can a rusty Maria Sharapova bounce back?
Sharapova came into Istanbul with hardly any matches under her belt due to an injured ankle.With no real match play, a rusty Sharapova went down easily to someone she had never lost to before. On the other hand, Li Na has been completely out of form since winning her first slam this year in Paris. She is yet to win 3 continuous matches at a tournament since the French Open(Her only 2 continuous wins at a tournament were at New Haven) and losses to players like Monica Niculescu(Beijing), Simona Halep (US Open) and Petra Cetkovska(New Haven) have put a big question mark on her form coming into the year-ending Championships. Yet,she has beaten Sharapova in all of their last 3 meetings although none of them were on hard courts.(Sharapova is 3-0 H2H on hard).Even though Sharapova was rusty against Stosur,she seemed to get some of the form back as the match progressed and given her record at the Championships, the Russian should be the favorite going into the match. Both players will be making a lot of errors ,but Sharapova should prevail in 3 tough sets.

Prediction: Sharapova in 3 sets.

You can read the full article Here: http://www.sportskeeda.com/2011/10/26/wta-championships-day-2-preview/
Do read! ;)

perseus2006
Oct 26th, 2011, 02:16 PM
^ Nice! Well written.

Shivank17
Oct 26th, 2011, 03:09 PM
Thank you! :)

imema
Oct 27th, 2011, 01:52 PM
October 24, 2011

Maria Sharapova

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

THE MODERATOR: She is 24 years old with 24 career singles titles, including three majors, Wimbledon, and Australian Open.
Good morning, Maria. Please welcome our 2004 champion, Maria Sharapova.
Do we have our first question, please.

Q. You always said that you believed in yourself to get back after that dreadful injury you had. But given that very few players ever do so from that type of injury, you're back now to world No. 2 and playing in the year-end Championships for the first time in three years. Does a little bit of you think, I'm amazed at what I've done?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Absolutely. This is a big stage to be at. This is the tournament where, you know, when you start off the year it's certainly one of the biggest goals in terms of knowing that if you're playing well enough, if you're consistent enough, if you're tough enough, you're gonna make it.
It means a lot. You know, the last couple of years at this time I was sipping a margarita on the beach, and now I have another tournament. So I'm quite excited about it.
You know, it's that last go of the year, and I look forward to it. Obviously I'm coming in with not a lot of matches and the ankle injury in Tokyo, so I really just want to enjoy it.

Q. It may be difficult to compare, but has it taken more resources and effort and ability from you to get back to world No. 2 than it did originally as a younger woman to get up to world No. 1?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Through most of my career it was -- you know, when you're young and you're up and coming, every little step that you take forward is, you know, you're just happy about it. It's new. You're getting the experience. When you're moving up, every part is just exciting.
And then, you know, when you have that dip and you see yourself out of the game for a little bit, you know, you almost forget what it's like to just keep moving forward, because that was kind of part of the norm.
You know, you just go from every tournament. You win some, you have some tough losses, but you just keep going. When that's kind of at a standstill and you have to start from scratch, that's always difficult.

Q. Yesterday there was a big earthquake in Turkey with many casualties. I'm just wondering if you had an opportunity to reflect on that.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah. Um, I think, you know, sitting here as a tennis player, I think -- I mean, everyone in this room and whatever their job is, I think it gives us an opportunity to sit down and say, We're very, very lucky and fortunate to be doing what we're doing.
You know, these things that happen around the world, you just never know where it can happen. I mean, this was only a few hours from here. Obviously we're very saddened by the news.
You know, I received many phone calls and e-mail asking if everyone here was okay just because of the uncertainty of it all.
Yeah, the first thing is obviously recovery.

Q. When you look around to the other players here between the eight players who are here, which one you miss? Which one do you thought must be here and is not? Which one is the biggest surprise for you, your eyes?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I'm not sure. Whoever is here deserves to be here no matter if they're, you know, if they -- there are times of the year where they performed well. I don't think anyone here you can't lie about their results. They're here for a reason.
So no matter if they're the first person that got in, the last person that made it, they have been playing extremely well this year.

Q. Can you just give us an update on the ankle?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, ankle is doing much better. I'm in a much better situation than I was coming off that match in Tokyo, and, you know, I've progressed really well. I would say I probably wouldn't have gotten back on the court as soon as I did if it wasn't for this event.
But I'm doing well. I mean, I -- yeah. You forget how nice it is to walk normally.

Q. How would you rate it percentage-wise and what did you do to rehab it?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: A lot. I was doing treatment four times a day. You know, my trainer and I, I think, are a little sick of each other right now.
But it's a process. It's part of the life. You never know when these things happen, and I was fortunately I didn't have any major damage, just a few little things that I had to be careful about in the beginning. And you never -- I think everyone's body reacts differently, and I was just fortunate it wasn't as major as it could have been.
So, yeah.

Q. Just on No. 1, you're one of three or four players that has a shot here to take the year-end No. 1. Where does that rank in your mind, and how much is that a motivation or is it sort of on the back burner?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Tough to talk about that, especially coming off of the injury in Tokyo, not even knowing if I'd be able to compete for the rest of the year.
I think I'm just fortunate enough to say that I'm here and I'm gonna be competing. That, to me, is a big accomplishment by itself.
So whether it's No. 1 or 2, whatever it is, I'm very pleased that I made it here and that I have a chance to compete and do well.

Q. During a woman match, there are so many ups and downs, even when a match finish 6-2, 6-3. This is the exciting part of the game. A lot of people, they watch you because they never know how it will be finished.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Thank you.

Q. How do you explain that? Is it because the gap between the players is so close? Is because is very, very tough, the pressure, or whatever?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I think it's the uniqueness of a match situation. You can be on the court for an hour, you can be on the court for two hours, even longer, and it's just you and your opponent.
The reality about it is that it's pretty tough to maintain the highest level throughout that whole time. Mentally and physically you're gonna have a few dips and you're gonna have points and shots that you miss that maybe you wouldn't normally.
It's all about how you recover and come back from that and how you -- and really how you finish. You can have a slow start and you can have a slow middle. But if you finish well and if you win the match maybe sometimes not playing your best, sometimes it's that, that means a little bit more.

Q. Back in 2008 in Beijing, Olympic Games in tennis, gold, silver, and bronze medal went to Russia: Dementieva, Safina, and Zvonareva. Now we have, next year, we have London games in 2012. What's your opinion about Olympics? Do you want to represent your country there?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Absolutely. It's been one of my biggest goals. Since I was a kid, you know, growing up in Russia, tennis wasn't, you know, the biggest sport in that country at that time.
It was more the Olympic sports of hockey and figure skating. I actually grew up watching those sports on TV a lot more than I watched tennis.
It was huge for our country to represent, be part of the Olympic parade and be part of all the athletes. And even though in tennis we represent our country on a daily basis, I don't think it's the same feeling that I will have when I compete next year in London.
You know, I was very disappointed to miss it in Beijing. That was one of my biggest goals. Yeah, to be an Olympian will mean a lot to me.

Q. Welcome to Turkey and Istanbul.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Thank you.

Q. Turkey is not actually totally a tennis country, but if you ask the Turkish people in the streets what the tennis means, maybe they answer about tennis means Sharapova. What do you say about that?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: (Smiling.)
I think the good thing that, about, you know, Turkey not having, you know, a lot of tennis events in the past is that I think this is a big step forward. This is one of the biggest tournaments for us, and for it to be brought to Istanbul in one of the fastest-growing cities in the world I think is a big achievement, you know, not just for us as tennis players but for the country itself, for the young girls and boys that are growing up that have watched the sport on TV that haven't had the opportunity to watch this type of tennis.
I think it's a much different experience seeing it live and seeing the emotions and the physical aspect of the sport than it is watching it on TV. And I really hope that that brings so much to this country, because I -- I mean, all of the girls that are playing here really believe in our sport and what we do, and we really love it. We hope that we can bring that excitement to the country of Turkey.

Q. What are your impressions of Istanbul? You're well-traveled.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, we're kind of on the outskirts of Istanbul, so in order to get into Istanbul you really have to go through a lot of traffic. I haven't had too much time to visit, because as soon as I came here I've just tried to train as much as I can in, you know, really my first few practices here that I had since the injury. So it was really about tennis for me.
But as far as the everyday life, I've been able to experience it normally in a way, because my fiancé lives here right now. So it's been nice not to have to be in a hotel-type environment and kind of get to know the local spots and things like that.

Q. By the way, is that where he plays, the stadium?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, we've taken it away from him, from them.

Q. Any tips? Have you been over here? You've practiced there, right?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, we have. It was the first time he actually saw the stadium was at my practice. He was a little disappointed. It's a beautiful stadium.

Q. Do you think you will have time to watch a basketball game this week or next week?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Maybe -- I'm not sure about this week, but I did yesterday. Yeah. I watched the Turkish League game. They won, yes.

Q. It's not so long ago that you were saying that you were pretty sure that you would stop tennis by the age of 25. That's not so far away now.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I'm not sure I said 25. I just said I wouldn't be playing at 40. (Laughter.)

Q. In view of all that you've achieved, have you pushed the horizon of your tennis career a bit further away?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I love this sport too much, and I really love what I do. For me to say that I'm gonna stop when I'm 25 -- I mean, maybe when I was 17 and you say 25, wow, that's, you know, that's a long time. You know, here I am at 24, and I feel as energized as ever, motivated.
It's obviously been a tough couple of years, but this year, you know, I've really -- I've improved. You know, I see a lot of motivation myself whether I'm practicing or playing. And I don't see my self stopping any time soon.

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imema
Oct 27th, 2011, 01:52 PM
October 25, 2011

Maria Sharapova

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

S. STOSUR/M. Sharapova
6-1, 7-5

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Maria, please.

Q. It had been probably about a month since your last match. Did it take you some time to get into the rhythm of the match?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, absolutely. There's no doubt that Sam started off the match really well and played really good, you know, throughout the match.
Um, yeah, it did take me a while to get going. I certainly had my chances in the second set, and, um, you know, was up a break and had a few more break points to go up 4-love and to change things around, but unfortunately, um, you know, I didn't convert that.
Yeah, it's obviously tough to come back after a month and, you know, compete at this level, but the good thing is that, you know, I gave myself a chance and I did everything I could to even be here, which was a question a couple of weeks ago.
So in a way, you know, I'm happy that -- the good thing is I still have a couple of matches to go and I have that time to improve. Yeah, this is just the beginning of it.

Q. You had had such a good record against Sam in the past with nine in a row. What do you think she did better tonight than in the past, or perversely what you didn't do so well?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I mean, if I had to compare both of us today, I think she was much more explosive than I was, and, you know, she used her slice really well today and it stayed quite low in the court.
It was our first meeting, I believe, indoors if I'm not mistaken. She just played really solid and really well and moved extremely well around the court and made me hit another ball. And maybe I just went for a little too much and wasn't as consistent as I should have been. So those things.

Q. How did you feel your own movement was in the match? And the court I guess is kind of sticky to begin with.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, it's certainly not as good as it can be, but that's the way it is. I mean, I have certainly done everything I can to improve that and to get that back.
Obviously the first the goal is to try to play as pain-free as you can, and then you have to play a high level of tennis. So when you try to combine those things in a short period of time, obviously that's the biggest challenge.
But, you know, it is the way it is.

Q. Are you having to make adjustments because of the ankle and, you know, going for more or changing your strategy at all?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: No, not really changing my strategy. I'm sure since it was my first match, even without really thinking about it, I'm sure in a way you protect a few things here and there, but it's normal. It's not like -- it's nothing really new. I think just the body has to get used to playing again.

Q. Do you think physically you're okay to play tomorrow's match against Li? What's your approach to that match?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, absolutely. You know, I came into this tournament, and, you know, like I have said, I have done everything I can to play at my best.
You know, today was certainly not my best, but tomorrow I have another chance. And again, I'm playing a tough opponent, and there's no question that I'll have to step it up and play better than I did today if I want to win.

Q. I think you mentioned already Sam played with probably a bit more tactical nous than she might have done in the past against you. Is that fair to say?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: She's just really quick around the court, and you think her shots had a lot more pop on them than mine did. I think she was really able to step in and be aggressive. That's when she plays her best.
And, you know, I also didn't see a break point until, um, I think it was the second set, which is, you know, quite rare. I think I was just -- I mean, she was serving quite well and mixing it up really well, but I think I was really late and not reacting as fast as I could.

Q. When did you actually make the call to play here? When did you give it the green light?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: About a week ago. Yeah.

Q. And what sort of court time and physical training time have you been able to put in in the last month?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: The last month?

Q. Yeah, since the injury.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Um, just since -- I mean, I have been here probably a week and a half. That's when I really started training on court, yeah.

Q. How long are you staying in Istanbul, the longest your stay in Istanbul? This time or some other?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: No, this is the longest stay, for sure.

Q. How do you like Istanbul?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Um, I haven't really had a chance to visit too much of it, because I have just, since I got here, I just really -- you know, with all the treatment and trying to get myself on the court, it's been pretty -- you know, treatment in the morning going on the court, treatment right after. Then doing a little bit of work and fitness and strength on it, and then like treatment in the evening.
So really it's been just focusing on trying to get myself back on the court, which is the most important thing. And after the tournament I will get a chance to visit and sightsee and do those things.

Q. How was the first day, Tuesday atmosphere here, compared to the other Championships you have appeared in?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Pretty incredible. Yeah, I mean, to see I think it was like about 10,000 people out there, so enthusiastic and you never quite know what to expect when you come to a new place and a new city at an event like this.
And I think that the attention that the tournament has got and the respect that the players have received has been really incredible. It's really nice to see.

Q. Can you talk about the condition of the court? Do you think it has something to did with your loss today?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: The condition? What do you mean?

Q. The court. Agnieszka said it's pretty slow. It's hard for her to, you know, keep the ball around, to hit the ball. I just want to know how you feel.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I think if there is any court that Radwanska likes, that's slow. So I'm not sure what the complaint is about. (Laughter.)

Q. Stacey mentioned yesterday that she would quite like to possibly see the women's year-ender and the men's year-ender taking place at the same time. Have you got any thoughts or preferences on that?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: It would definitely be nice to see, but I think right now our schedules are pretty far off. They have another couple of weeks until they play the Champs, so, yeah, unless they make some drastic schedule changes, I don't see that happening, you know, very soon, as we've already got a pretty set schedule knowing we'll be here the next two years on these dates.
But that would be nice. I think that would be a lot more fun for the fans to see the men and women together, yeah.

Q. Just in general, you have been working with Thomas Hogstedt for almost a year now. How is your collaboration? Is it kind of both of you working together? Are you the boss? Is he the boss? How does it work?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, obviously when you hire someone, if you want to be the boss, then you don't hire someone.
But, yeah, it was a big change for me. I worked with a coach for many years, and, you know, before the season started I made a few changes with a new coach and my racquet, and I think those things really helped me and benefited throughout the year.
Obviously it's a different change, but I've really enjoyed it. He's brought a lot of positive energy into my practices and to my matches and really believes in my work and my game. It's nice to see.

Q. Were you surprised Sam could turn it around? Because Sam is supposed to have some kind of a mental hurdle against you. After 3-Love down she managed to get back. And how crucial was that fourth game where you had some chances?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, absolutely it was a very crucial game. It's a different ball game when it's 3-1 or 4-0 serving. But, you know, like I said, that was really the chance, a good chance that I had in the match to change things around, and I just didn't quite follow through with that.
But, yeah, I guess tomorrow is a new day and I feel I can change things around.

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imema
Oct 27th, 2011, 02:35 PM
October 26, 2011

Maria Sharapova

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

N. LI/M. Sharapova
7-6, 6-4

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Maria, please.

Q. We just got word that you're withdrawing from the tournament. Can you talk about the injury and all that?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah. You know, the ankle didn't recover as well as I had hoped after the first round. You know, the swelling got a little worse. It just limits my movement a lot, and it's not something I really want to risk, especially, you know, at the end of the season, knowing that I, you know, have some time to recover and let it heal naturally instead of really pushing it, you know, and damaging something else.
But, yeah, you know, I came here with -- I didn't really have any expectations because I never quite had -- never really had that type of injury before.
I tried to push it as much as I can, but I think at this point it was just maybe a little too soon.

Q. Any regrets about trying to play here?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: No, not at all. You know, I came here. I started training. I put my mind to it, and, you know, I did everything I could. There's nothing -- you know, there's not one more thing that I could have done.
I mean, I maybe could have done quicker type of healing things or some type of anti-inflammatory shots, but I'm not really that type of girl. You know, I like to let things heal naturally, and I think it's just -- it's time. Every injury requires a different amount of time. I think with the way I sprained it and the amount of swelling I got so fast, it was just a little too soon.

Q. Obviously probably not how you wanted to end the season, but can you just characterize how the season has gone for you? And also talk about -- I think Caroline has probably wrapped up the No. 1 ranking for the second year in a row as a result of your withdrawal.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, obviously disappointing to end it this way. But, you know, I have no regrets. You know, I started the year I think barely in the top 20, and, you know, I don't know what I'll be at the end of the year, but I definitely progressed from last year and I've improved and my game has stepped up.
I still feel like going into next year there's so many things that I can improve that can make me better. It's just something I look forward to when I start training again.

Q. And Caroline?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Um, yeah, it's an incredible achievement to stay at that position for so many weeks. She's just been, you know, so consistent and has been able to stay healthy and play so many tournaments.
I mean, that's a great effort.

Q. When are we likely to see you again on court? What's your sort of pre-Australia plan?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Um, I believe it's Brisbane. Yeah, that will be my first one.

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JamieOwen3
Oct 28th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Seriously my heart almost caved in when i saw that retiring at 25 part. So happy she loves the game too much to walk away too you. I couldn't see her making a comeback if she did retire at 25 and that is why i/we cannot lose her now. Love the bitch too much, slay in 2012 maria. Can see a good aussie.

goldlion
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:56 PM
I'd say 3 more years for her.

Retiring at 28 seems to be a decent finish to her amazing career.

lefty24
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Decided to visit the Bazaar today but sadly it was closed and I ended up at the next best shopping thing...a mall with a scoop of ice cream in hand. Yes just one scoop everyone! Two scoops? Me? No! Ok maybe one and a half.
Looking forward to the next couple weeks...so many things to do, so little time!!

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/373/31343610150336846482680.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/829/31343610150336846482680.jpg/)

why does she always seem less upset about her loses than we are?

I'm glad that she didn't stop with the updates since it's off season. Surprised she didn't say something about her season.

Trih
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:56 PM
I don't think she would tell the world publicly how upset or sad she is about tennis, on FB :p honestly I think it's better this way, I'm just glad too she's still updating. :) :hug:

Mistress of Evil
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Nice to hear from her :yeah: Now rest, have some sex and hit the courts soon - do lots of work that will materialize as a GS title or an Olympic Gold next year :cheer: Take care, Bitch! :kiss:

atominside
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:53 PM
would you rather maria to win the FO or olympic gold? and would you rather maria to win any GS or olympic gold next year?

I'll have a talk with the tennis gods.

Sp!ffy
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:02 PM
I'd say FO.

Trih
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:53 PM
Very tough call. I'd say FO between the two, or a GS over the Olympic Gold, but ofc a Career Golden Slam would be ... priceless.

gc-spurs
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:18 PM
FO over gold, gold over slams. Get something done

Mr.Sharapova
Oct 29th, 2011, 09:10 PM
Please just win the French :yeah:

Maria having a career slam would be :bowdown:.

cyannnnn
Oct 29th, 2011, 09:14 PM
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-quotidien/sports/tennis/201110/27/01-4461663-de-sharapova-a-arvida.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_B12_en-manchette_394_section_POS1

little news about Mike

Sp!ffy
Oct 29th, 2011, 09:24 PM
I'm kind of confused...what did Vujacic have to do with Joyce leaving?

Cherry.
Oct 29th, 2011, 11:50 PM
FO over gold, gold over slams. Get something doneThis.
But honestly I don't really care. I would be over the moon if she managed to win any of them.

lefty24
Oct 30th, 2011, 12:46 AM
FO over gold, gold over slams. Get something done

exactly.

But Australian Open, French Open, Gold, WImbledon, US Open would do too...

MM_1257
Oct 30th, 2011, 02:49 PM
About her latest facebook entry... It was funny... Why would she put us in a bad mood writing about her tennis results now? We saw it all, she updates her official facebook for the fans and I guess she didn't want to mention it and make us even more "depressed". LOL And why would she stop updating it during off season? She did not stop doing it last year... why would she now?:) She will probably say something about her season sooner or later.

Fiercepova
Oct 30th, 2011, 06:34 PM
For me, FO > Gold > Any GS

I just can't imagine Maria having a career slam :woohoo: I just want that so muchhh :rocker2: But a gold would be so good too :worship: Or at least win a GS, any of them :p

lefty24
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:48 PM
About her latest facebook entry... It was funny... Why would she put us in a bad mood writing about her tennis results now? We saw it all, she updates her official facebook for the fans and I guess she didn't want to mention it and make us even more "depressed". LOL And why would she stop updating it during off season? She did not stop doing it last year... why would she now?:) She will probably say something about her season sooner or later.

I don't mean she had to say something negative. I just thought she would say great 2011 season or something like that. No big deal.

MM_1257
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:47 AM
Has this been posted here? http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2011/10/27/her-glam-slam.html I found the link on Sasha's site.

lefty24
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:16 PM
Has this been posted here? http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2011/10/27/her-glam-slam.html I found the link on Sasha's site.

thanks for posting!
lol they said Serbian instead of Siberian in the beginning. I used to always get those mixed up.

MM_1257
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:00 PM
thanks for posting!
lol they said Serbian instead of Siberian in the beginning. I used to always get those mixed up.

Hahahaha yeah I saw that too. TBH when I was a little kid I mixed those two too... I was so confused when I learned that Serbia and Siberia are 2 different things. LOL She updated her fb profile again btw...

Rerun
Nov 6th, 2011, 09:55 AM
I am very curious about the decisions she will make during this off season break :) Even if considering is Sharapova the one I am talking about (who seems to dislike changes in their life pretty much more than Roger Federer) there will be nothing new at all

MashaFan01
Nov 6th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Question #1

One of Masha's goals for 2012 is to participate in the summer Olympics in London - How does this work? - I assume that it is the Russian Olympic organization or something which appoints her as an athlete of the Russian Olympic group? - Can she already be sure to be one of the Russian Olympic athletes?

Whatever the case - IF she does participate - than it won't be easy for her to repeat her compatriot's - Elana Dementieva - major achievement in the previous summer Olympics in Beijing 2008
http://wallpapersuggest.com/thumbs/elena_dementieva_olympic_gold_2008_wallpaper_wallp apersuggest_com-t2.jpg - http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/2010/writers/jon_wertheim/10/29/dementieva.retires/dementieva-olympic-st.jpg

Question #2
Does anyone have any news what Masha is doing (or plan to do) during the off season? - Any events she's participating in?

MM_1257
Nov 6th, 2011, 06:31 PM
As far as we know she is not participating anywhere... She can play Olympics, I think, if she plays Fed Cup in February or makes herself available for the tie. Repeating Lena's result is mission Difficult.

LoveMasha2008
Nov 8th, 2011, 09:39 AM
2011 faves & dislikes contest:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=448241

Vote for Masha and make her win something in the off-season.:cheer:

nelsondan
Nov 8th, 2011, 02:43 PM
2011 faves & dislikes contest:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=448241

Vote for Masha and make her win something in the off-season.:cheer:

I do not trust the overall concept. I wonder how much interest there is in the favorites list, compared to the hate list. I will not participate.

MashaFan01
Nov 9th, 2011, 07:31 AM
Maybe this is old news - If it is than I'm sorry :)

It looks like 2012 will start with a bang on January 1 in Brisbane (http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/) already

Here are some top players (http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/players/womens-singles-2011) who've already announced their participation

Mistress of Evil
Nov 13th, 2011, 11:42 AM
From facebook:

How is this for a view? Can't wait to tell you all about it!

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s320x320/319197_10150353972192680_65920772679_8814321_16277 7119_n.jpg

How dead must SS be, she posted this yesterday! :crying2:

LoveMasha2008
Nov 13th, 2011, 02:14 PM
2011 faves & dislikes contest:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=448241

Vote for Masha and make her win something in the off-season.:cheer:

I don't understand why she incurs so much hatred. Almost half of the voters have her in their dislike lists. :help:

JamieOwen3
Nov 13th, 2011, 02:31 PM
^^^^^

they're jealous sluts that's why
!!

nelsondan
Nov 13th, 2011, 04:38 PM
I don't understand why she incurs so much hatred. Almost half of the voters have her in their dislike lists. :help:

I am older than a lot of people here. A player like Maria inspires me to enjoy watching tennis. I like a lot of the players. One of my favorites in another decade was Monica Seles.

I don't think you have to have a worshipful non questioning attitude about all the things these talented human beings do. But I don't believe a poll like this is a healthy thing. It comes too close to making hatred for people you do not know, something normal. It is not.

LoveMasha2008
Nov 17th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Official 2011 WTA Statistics Leaders:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=448677

Thanks to Julian.

Masha ranked highly in four of the lists:

RETURN GAMES WON:
1. Maria Sharapova 49.7% (56) :worship:
2. Victoria Azarenka 49.0% (72)
3. Monica Niculescu 48.5% (36)
4. Kim Clijsters 47.9% (28)
5. Anabel Medina Garrigues 46.0% (54)
6. Caroline Wozniacki 45.9% (80)
7. Klara Zakopalova 45.5% (54)
8. Agnieszka Radwańnska 45.2% (64)
9. Marion Bartoli 44.7% (83)
10. Jelena Jankovic 44.4% (59)

POINTS WON RETURNING 1ST SERVICE:
1. Maria Sharapova 43.8% (56) :worship:
2. Monica Niculescu 43.4% (36)
3. Klara Zakopalova 43.1% (54)
4. Urszula Radwanska 42.9% (21)
5. Kim Clijsters 42.6% (28)
6. Lourdes Dominguez Lino 42.3% (31)
7. Anabel Medina Garrigues 42.1% (54)
8. Victoria Azarenka 42.0% (72)
9. Carla Suarez Navarro 41.9% (27)
10. Caroline Wozniacki 41.7% (80)

POINTS WON RETURNING 2ND SERVICE:
1. Kim Clijsters 61.6% (28)
2. Maria Sharapova 61.2% (56) :yeah:
3. Victoria Azarenka 60.8% (72)
4. Caroline Wozniacki 59.7% (80)
5. Monica Niculescu 59.2% (36)
6. Agnieszka Radwanska 59.1% (64)
7. Sara Errani 59.0% (56)
8. Dominika Cibulkova 58.9% (60)
9. Peng Shuai 58.7% (69)
10. Jelena Jankovic 58.6% (59)

BREAK POINTS CONVERTED:
1. Anabel Medina Garrigues 54.9% (54)
2. Maria Sharapova 54.8% (56) :yeah:
3. Kateryna Bondarenko 54.4% (24)
4. Klara Zakopalova 52.4% (54)
5. Monica Niculescu 52.2% (36)
6. Alize Cornet 51.8% (27)
7. Alisa Kleybanova 51.7% (26)
8. Melanie Oudin 51.5% (27)
9. Agnieszka Radwanska 51.1% (64)
10. Lourdes Dominguez Lino 51.0% (31)

These statistics confirmed that she has the best return games on the tour. :angel:

Nina.
Nov 17th, 2011, 12:22 PM
If only she could serve :sobbing:

Julian.
Nov 17th, 2011, 03:24 PM
^ She used to be up there on both serve and return stats leaders :sobbing:

gc-spurs
Nov 17th, 2011, 03:55 PM
She's 2nd in BP conversion? Wow. The funny thing is at times that was really shit and she should've done way better. But shot Mash on your monstrous return.

Mistress of Evil
Nov 17th, 2011, 06:54 PM
She has been up there the whole year :shrug: nice to see, without a serve of her own, though its is kinda useless :awww:

Mr.Sharapova
Nov 17th, 2011, 07:27 PM
OMG :eek:. Maria the best returner in the game. And down goes Pieter's argument about Vika being the best in the field :haha:.

Marilyn Monheaux
Nov 17th, 2011, 08:32 PM
OMG :eek:. Maria the best returner in the game. And down goes Pieter's argument about Vika being the best in the field :haha:.


"There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics." :)

Cherry.
Nov 18th, 2011, 12:36 PM
She's 2nd in BP conversion? Wow. The funny thing is at times that was really shit and she should've done way better. But shot Mash on your monstrous return.She was good in this department for the 1st half of the year, but really atrocious in the second half as far as I could remember. :o

Lachy
Nov 18th, 2011, 12:39 PM
MashaFierce pwning the field on returns...damn straight :drool:

Trih
Nov 18th, 2011, 01:39 PM
http://www.mariasharapova.com/news/first-half-of-2012-schedule.aspx

Here is the schedule:

January 1
Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
Hardcourts, Outdoors

January 16
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Hardcourts, Outdoors

February 4
Fed Cup vs Spain
Moscow, Russia
Hardcourts, Indoors

February 6
Open GDF SUEZ
Paris, France
Hardcourts, Outdoors

March 7
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, USA
Harcourts, Outdoors

March 20
Sony Ericsson Open
Miami, USA
Hardcourts, Outdoors

April 23
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany
Clay, Indoors

May 5
Mutua Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
Clay, Outdoors

May 14
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
Clay, Outdoors

May 27
Roland Garros
Paris, France
Clay, Outdoors

June 25
Wimbledon
London, UK
Grass, Outdoors

July 28
Olympics
London, UK
Grass, Outdoors

Sharapovian
Nov 18th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Stuttgart :eek: :)

Looks like no grass warmup again - which I don't mind.
Reasonable schedule, lets hope she is healthy enough to play all of those events.

Trih
Nov 18th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Looks like a huge clay warmup :O

Craig.
Nov 18th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Stuttgart? :hearts:

No Doha/Dubai? :sad:

Mr.Sharapova
Nov 18th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Stuttgart :inlove:.

She has no reason whatsoever to go to Doha/Dubai :yeah:, good decision. A huge clay preparation schedule, it seems as if she's gonna give it a go again at the French.

Mistress of Evil
Nov 18th, 2011, 03:30 PM
Ditching Dubai/Doha for Paris :sad: but it is for the best, I guess :awww:
Stuttgart :hearts: such a clay court preparation shows that the bitch is ready and set to finally get that elusive trophy :cheer:
She might not play a single HC event going into the USO, maybe only defending Cincy!

Mr.Sharapova
Nov 18th, 2011, 03:41 PM
"There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics." :)

Still the same old Pieter's protector I see http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad151/Milot_Sheremeti/tumblr_ligqu6krzj1qe0eclo1_r13_500.gif

Marilyn Monheaux
Nov 18th, 2011, 07:58 PM
A lot of time between Paris/Indian Wells and Miami/Stuttgart... wedding bells? :hearts:

cyannnnn
Nov 18th, 2011, 08:48 PM
she will stop after olympic :confused:

atominside
Nov 18th, 2011, 09:07 PM
she will stop after olympic :confused:
yeah :o:sad:

Marilyn Monheaux
Nov 18th, 2011, 09:14 PM
^^Nah. They just haven't published the full schedule, yet. They did the same thing this year. ;)

Craig.
Nov 18th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Stuttgart :inlove:.

She has no reason whatsoever to go to Doha/Dubai :yeah:, good decision. A huge clay preparation schedule, it seems as if she's gonna give it a go again at the French.

:lol: What does this even mean?

claypova
Nov 18th, 2011, 09:37 PM
OMG :eek:. Maria the best returner in the game. And down goes Pieter's argument about Vika being the best in the field :haha:.

why are you so obsessed with Pieter? :help:

madmax
Nov 18th, 2011, 09:47 PM
OMG :eek:. Maria the best returner in the game. And down goes Pieter's argument about Vika being the best in the field :haha:.

:devil:
it's even more hilarious knowing how Vika makes a living out of dismantling scrubs and their serves, even much more frequently so than Maria:lol: I guess those laser like groundies to the corners are trully devastating them poor biatches...

Mr.Sharapova
Nov 18th, 2011, 10:03 PM
why are you so obsessed with Pieter? :help:

Why is it any of your business? :o

Mr.Sharapova
Nov 18th, 2011, 10:04 PM
:lol: What does this even mean?

:tape: I was trying to say that she should stay in Europe during the time and not travel to that part of the world.

claypova
Nov 18th, 2011, 10:13 PM
Why is it any of your business? :o

because it's so annoying that you are always trying to prove Pieter wrong, on a PUBLIC forum

Mr.Sharapova
Nov 18th, 2011, 10:15 PM
because it's so annoying that you are always trying to prove Pieter wrong, on a PUBLIC forum

It is so annoying that you are being annoyed by comments on a public forum :facepalm:.

claypova
Nov 18th, 2011, 10:29 PM
It is so annoying that you are being annoyed by comments on a public forum :facepalm:.

says the one who chucks a hissyfit if someone says that Azarenka is better than Sharapova

Mr.Sharapova
Nov 18th, 2011, 10:35 PM
says the one who chucks a hissyfit if someone says that Azarenka is better than Sharapova

I'm sorry if I annoyed you or something !

You can always go on an make graphics to cheer yourself up :hearts:.

lefty24
Nov 19th, 2011, 01:19 AM
A lot of time between Paris/Indian Wells and Miami/Stuttgart... wedding bells? :hearts:

well she say's she doesn't want to get married until she retires but that's such a long wait(hopefully)

I want to see her in her wedding dress so badly!

Sp!ffy
Nov 19th, 2011, 01:48 AM
because it's so annoying that you are always trying to prove Pieter wrong, on a PUBLIC forum

How old are you?

Mistress of Evil
Nov 19th, 2011, 05:17 AM
Drama!DRAMA!DRAMA!

claypova
Nov 19th, 2011, 06:00 AM
How old are you?

Spiffy asking this question of all people :haha::haha::haha::haha:

Marilyn Monheaux
Nov 19th, 2011, 08:46 AM
well she say's she doesn't want to get married until she retires but that's such a long wait(hopefully)

I want to see her in her wedding dress so badly!


Why did she get engaged, then? My grandma always said that you shouldn't ge engaged for more than a year - bad luck. :awww:

Julian.
Nov 19th, 2011, 08:52 AM
well she say's she doesn't want to get married until she retires but that's such a long wait(hopefully)

I want to see her in her wedding dress so badly!

Don't worry. I'm like 100% sure we will still see her wedding dress even if she gets married long after her retirement :lol:

nelsondan
Nov 19th, 2011, 05:03 PM
I want to see her in her wedding dress so badly!

I kind of miss seeing her in tennis garb since.....I cannot remember the last time....

lefty24
Nov 20th, 2011, 12:15 AM
Why did she get engaged, then? My grandma always said that you shouldn't ge engaged for more than a year - bad luck. :awww:

well she probably wasn't the one that proposed...

Maybe Aleksander didn't know she didn't want to get married until after her career.

and truthfully I can't see Masha getting divorced for some reason but who knows.

MM_1257
Nov 20th, 2011, 02:00 AM
well she probably wasn't the one that proposed...

Maybe Aleksander didn't know she didn't want to get married until after her career.

and truthfully I can't see Masha getting divorced for some reason but who knows.

Masha said it herself how she got all excited after the proposal and had friends bringing her all sorts of magazines for preparations and so on and that later when she thought with a cool head she decided to wait a bit. The only right thing to do IMO. Better to get to know your fiancee well... ;)
Here is her quote:
"In the beginning I was really, really excited, and all my friends were giving me like wedding magazines and wedding books," she said. "That was like the No. 1 gift for Christmas for me. But I was quite overwhelmed with it, and then I just put them down and said, 'Okay, I have plenty of time.' We're still very young. The only thing that really changes, you just know that when you come home or when you're done with your travels you have somebody to come home to. It's always really comforting and nice."

Crux Squall
Nov 29th, 2011, 10:42 AM
Maria Sharapova is Bing's most-searched sports star in 2011, Serena Williams came in 3rd & Caroline Wozniacki 5th

Julian.
Nov 29th, 2011, 11:04 AM
^ Yes :hearts:

Twitter:

@WTA: Maria Sharapova is Bing's most-searched sports star in 2011, Serena Williams came in 3rd & Caroline Wozniacki 5th #Tennis

Most Searched Sports Stars:

Girl power! The boys got served by Maria Sharapova in sports-related queries, beating Tiger Woods by 4 percent and Brett Favre by 117 percent.
Women’s Tennis also dominated the field with Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki all finishing among the top 5 most searched sports stars.
When it comes to major sports, Derek Jeter ruled the diamond, Kobe Bryant outdueled King James (Lebron) on the hardwood and a retired Brett Favre won top honors on the gridiron.

Top 5 Most searched sports stars were:

1. Maria Sharapova
2. Tiger Woods
3. Serena Williams
4. Brett Favre
5. Caroline Wozniacki
6. Kobe Bryant
7. Lebron James
8. Lamar Odom
9. Hope Solo
10. Carmelo Anthony

http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/search/archive/2011/11/28/2011trends.aspx#Sports Stars

No ATP players :bowdown: WTA beat ATP :worship:

Mistress of Evil
Nov 29th, 2011, 11:12 AM
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmckedwyYq1qcb1qao1_500.gif

Silent the haters, biatch! :hearts:

gc-spurs
Dec 1st, 2011, 05:02 PM
Haha she can still win stuff!

Nina.
Dec 1st, 2011, 06:41 PM
Yay! She won something :lol: but seriously, who uses Bing???

Sharapovian
Dec 1st, 2011, 08:30 PM
TennisReporters (http://twitter.com/TennisReporters) Matt Cronin
Just talked to Sharapova. Ankle is good & she's training again. Heading to Florida tomorrow.

Mistress of Evil
Dec 1st, 2011, 08:42 PM
Good to hear something about her :cheer:

nelsondan
Dec 1st, 2011, 08:54 PM
He is, or she is?

Heading to Florida tomorrow.

Sharapovian
Dec 1st, 2011, 08:57 PM
He is, or she is?

Heading to Florida tomorrow.

She is ;)

JoPova
Dec 2nd, 2011, 04:21 PM
Hope she's working hard and trying to improve her serve getting it under control, so that we'll see her in top form next season! :)

atominside
Dec 2nd, 2011, 04:54 PM
Hope she's working hard and trying to improve her serve getting it under control, so that we'll see her in top form next season! :)

we've been saying that for the past 3 years:sad:

JoPova
Dec 2nd, 2011, 05:49 PM
we've been saying that for the past 3 years:sad:

We faithful fans must never lose hope! This year has been really good for her and I absolutely didn't expect her to be in the final of a GS. Hopefully next year we'll see similar or even better results. :)

lefty24
Dec 2nd, 2011, 06:05 PM
For some reason I feel like this year is either going to be really good or really bad

Craig.
Dec 2nd, 2011, 06:09 PM
I feel exactly the opposite. I expect it to be average for some reason.

Mistress of Evil
Dec 2nd, 2011, 06:14 PM
As long as she plays a full schedule, I am OK whatever her results turned out to be :bounce:
that does not mean that I will not whine about every loss of hers, though :sobbing:

MashaFan01
Dec 2nd, 2011, 06:33 PM
The well for Masha News seems to have dried out - here's a little bit of news though:

Link: Sharapova healthy and training again (http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/ticker.aspx?articleid=15288&zoneid=6)

Link: Sharapova, Williams and Clijsters to open 2012 season at Brisbane International (http://www.thesportscampus.com/2011120217821/tennis-news/sharapova-williams-and-clijsters-to-open-2012-season-at-brisbane-international)

Not much huh? - I know - I also wanted to link to an article posted on the tennis reporters.net but for some reason it is impossible to invoke the URL - so - I've ripped off the whole article :lol:

WTA 2011 Review: Maria
December 2, 2011 By Matthew Cronin

Maria made strides in 2011 but now must take a leap.

Maria Sharapova’s 2011 season can be seen in a variety of ways, one of which is that it was a major stepping stone back toward the top levels of the game; and another that clearly indicated that she has decent sized strides to take before she can consistently challenge the other elite players.

It was major year of transition for Sharapova: not only did she announce in the off season that she had become engaged to basketball player Sasha Vujacic (clearly a huge positive personally because she wanted stability), but at the start of the year she switched coaches from her longtime friend Michael Joyce to Swede Thomas Hogstedt, which for a while did take an emotional toll on her, and perhaps explains her below par performance at the Aussie Open. At first, she looked on confused court but gradually, by the spring, when she better understood how Hogstedt wanted her to attack, she began to look more comfortable.

The major positives that came out of her season started in Miami, where she reached the final; continued through the clay court season when she won her first major title on crushed brick in Rome; went on in Paris where reached the semis of Roland Garros; then continued though Wimbledon ,where she stung one opponent after another and reached the final.

But other than her revival in Miami and a title run in Cincinatti, the rest of the season on hard courts was not up to her pre 2009 standards, given that she is a former Australian Open and US Open titlist. She played arguably the worst match of her Grand Slam career in going down to Andre Petkovic in Australia and was seriously disappointed in the way she performed in the third set of her third round defeat to Flavia Pennetta at the US Open. Her fall was not noteworthy as she badly sprained her ankle in Tokyo and pulled out of the WTA Championships after two matches, and ended the year ranked No. 4.

What Sharapova can also be pleased about is that she scored big wins over Gen Caro members Wozniacki, Azarenka, Radwanska, Cibulkova and Lisicki. She also bested some veteran Russians, but did take tough losses to Pennetta, Petkovic (whom she did beat twice later in the season) Na Li, Serena and yes, for the first time, Sam Stosur.

Her return of second serves is still the game’s best, but her inability to hold serve consistently like she did before her October 2008 shoulder surgery has really affected her results, largely because her first serve isn’t as imposing as it once was and she now has an extremely inconsistent second serve that’s attackable.

After having trouble with her forehand at the start of the year, it did begin to improve. She’s using her legs more and now is able to put a little more topspin on it. Her backhand remains excellent both down the line and crosscourt.

But here are two critical parts of her game that absolutely has to improve in 2012: her transition game and her volleys. For whatever reason, she has all but abandoned her swing volley, which used to be one of her money shots. Plus, she’s simply is not secure enough hitting standard volleys.

Her movement has improved and she is much more committed to solid defense than she once was, but speeding side-to-side, and up and back will never be her forte, which is why she has to do dictating most of the time.

Sharapova is 24 now, young at heart, mature in her mind, but with a body that has been beaten up by 17 years of hardcore play from the time she arrived as a lost kid at the Nick Bollettieri Academy in Florida.

She is very much a veteran now, although she’s a few years younger than two of her most important rivals, Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters.

Next season will be critical for her, because it has to be assumed that Kvitova will continue to improve and she has as big of weapons as anyone out there. Azarenka has always played her tough, as has Wozniacki.

While Sharapova doesn’t weep buckets full of tears like she once did after tough losses, she is not going to be satisfied if she is pushed out of the top 5.

She needs to take some risks next year and push herself forward more in matches. She has survived a near career-ending injury, and now it’s time for her to go to phase three in her game, where she shortens points more by propelling herself closer to the net cords. She may take a few uncharacteristic losses at first, but if she can win five more points set up close to the net, her fourth Grand Slam title will be hers in 2012.

goldlion
Dec 2nd, 2011, 08:19 PM
She still does the swing volley but not as often because her opponents are now quickly to retrieve the balls instead of pulling a lop to defend. It also depends on the game style - Caroline still does that to Maria and Radwanska too but Vika will never ever defend like that when playing Maria as she'll try passing shots and slice. Maybe we'll see more of the 'money shot' when she's playing lower ranked players.

Mr.Sharapova
Dec 2nd, 2011, 09:23 PM
I expect big things from Maria next year. I really love that she chose to start the year in Brisbane even though I'm a little scared knowing that Brisbane doesn't have a big field and Maria could meet either Serena or Kim just after a match played, so maybe she'll be rusty :sobbing:, but If she starts the year by losing to Serena then kill me :facepalm:.

Rerun
Dec 3rd, 2011, 05:58 PM
Am I the only one who thinks its gonna be a discret fail the next year? :sobbing:

Sp!ffy
Dec 3rd, 2011, 11:54 PM
I expect big things from Maria next year. I really love that she chose to start the year in Brisbane even though I'm a little scared knowing that Brisbane doesn't have a big field and Maria could meet either Serena or Kim just after a match played, so maybe she'll be rusty :sobbing:, but If she starts the year by losing to Serena then kill me :facepalm:.

Oh god, this. I'll fucking shoot myself if she loses to Jameka.

Mistress of Evil
Dec 4th, 2011, 07:00 AM
Oh god, this. I'll fucking shoot myself if she loses to Jameka.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lj7u91J7u51qafrh6.gif

RIP :awww: MAke the most of your life in this very last month you have coz after Brisbane's QF/SF it ends :sad:

nelsondan
Dec 6th, 2011, 04:26 PM
nice article

link: http://www.wwd.com/eye/people/what-goes-on-off-the-court-5092933

This is the same reporter..same article..I think there is more here...awesome conversation with Maria...
http://www.wwd.com/eye/people/maria-sharapova-golden-girl-5093052?full=true

http://foros.vogue.es/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=53062&start=1125

Sp!ffy
Dec 6th, 2011, 05:21 PM
Oooh, lovely article :bounce:

T496
Dec 6th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Lol Maria sooo still collects stamps. I'm nearly positive the only reason she said she doesn't is so she's not inundated with more stamp collecting magazine offers, and to downplay her dorky reputation :P

doomsday
Dec 6th, 2011, 09:21 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lj7u91J7u51qafrh6.gif

RIP :awww: MAke the most of your life in this very last month you have coz after Brisbane's QF/SF it ends :sad:

Pretty much :lol:

MM_1257
Dec 7th, 2011, 04:01 PM
Lol Maria sooo still collects stamps. I'm nearly positive the only reason she said she doesn't is so she's not inundated with more stamp collecting magazine offers, and to downplay her dorky reputation :P

I think the same. I think there was also an article back then in 2004 or when did she reveal she collected stamps that her manager asked her not to talk much about it not to look like a nerd. I kinda have a feeling she still collects stamps.

atominside
Dec 7th, 2011, 08:07 PM
I think the same. I think there was also an article back then in 2004 or when did she reveal she collected stamps that her manager asked her not to talk much about it not to look like a nerd. I kinda have a feeling she still collects stamps.

2006;) . how do i remember this i have no idea.

Qetusi
Dec 12th, 2011, 12:25 PM
judmoo judy murray
Met up with the lovely Yutaka Nakamura 2day. Ex fitness trainer to BTomic. Now working with MaSha. Yuri was on court with her 2day too :)
11 Dec

http://twitter.com/#!/judmoo

Mistress of Evil
Dec 12th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Hmm, interesting. I thought Masha was still working with that Aussie guy who was Ana's ex-trainer.

Nina.
Dec 12th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Isn't that Aussie guy back to working with Ana? :scratch:

Sharapovian
Dec 12th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Isn't that Aussie guy back to working with Ana? :scratch:

Yes, and he was working with Azarenka before.

Mistress of Evil
Dec 12th, 2011, 03:49 PM
Too bad, he is really hot :awww:

lefty24
Dec 12th, 2011, 05:47 PM
Too bad, he is really hot :awww:

yup she needs some hotter looking people on her team. At least Mike isn't still there.
I saw him shirtless a couple feet away from me... not a pretty site. :o

MashaFan01
Dec 12th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Link: Maria Sharapova to Play 2012 Rogers Cup (http://www.livetennisguide.com/2011/12/12/maria-sharapova-to-play-2012-rogers-cup/)

Mistress of Evil
Dec 12th, 2011, 08:12 PM
so not gonna actually happen :shrug:

MM_1257
Dec 12th, 2011, 08:31 PM
Too bad, he is really hot :awww:

Scott Byrnes he is. YEAH he is a hottie and a very funny guy but Maria was working only for a very short time with him. Then he worked with Vika and now he is with Ana since July.

Sharapovian
Dec 12th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Masha did a blog on her visit to Thailand
http://www.mariasharapova.com/news/amanpuri-travel-blog-for-sakspovcom.aspx

More on the visit + some facts about what she likes: http://www.sakspov.com/2011/12/a-fashionable-forehand/

nelsondan
Dec 12th, 2011, 10:45 PM
Wow!!!!!!!!that made me remember what a treasure her doodles always were. Great report.

Mistress of Evil
Dec 13th, 2011, 02:35 AM
LOL :eek: That is quite the essay, Masha must have been inspired :D

gc-spurs
Dec 13th, 2011, 06:38 AM
Ahhh the rich people life.

lefty24
Dec 13th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Ahhh the rich people life.

this :(

It's always get a little annoyed when she includes her sponsors in everything but i know she has to do it.

I really wish she would write more doodles, I always love them. She's clearly a very smart girl.

Craig.
Dec 14th, 2011, 03:18 AM
Awesome read :inlove: I really do miss her doodles though.

MM_1257
Dec 14th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Ahhh the rich people life.
+1

this :(

It's always get a little annoyed when she includes her sponsors in everything but i know she has to do it.

I really wish she would write more doodles, I always love them. She's clearly a very smart girl.

+1
But she has to include the sponsors, she is smart and witty, knows what to do to keep 'em and have them eat from her hand (that is cover her with money and diamonds) :p... ;) jk - but in this way she promotes them and that is why they like her.

Trih
Dec 15th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Holiday Q&A's! (http://www.mariasharapova.com/news/holiday-qa's.aspx) :)

Sp!ffy
Dec 15th, 2011, 06:34 PM
She talks to herself. :sobbing::hug:

Craig.
Dec 15th, 2011, 06:34 PM
OMG, she's the cutest :lol:

Sharapovian
Dec 15th, 2011, 06:35 PM
Asking and answering her own questions, only Maria :awww: :lol:

nelsondan
Dec 15th, 2011, 06:50 PM
Holiday Q&A's! (http://www.mariasharapova.com/news/holiday-qa's.aspx) :)

If you read between the lines, this is some of the best news we have heard regarding Maria. She obviously has missed writing doodles. Twitter does not cut it for her. I don't even care what she is talking about. I just love that she feels the urge to write.

Another thing I liked...she is aware that her love of food could have consequences if she let it. Or maybe she wants us to believe that. Obviously, she will continue to make sure no problems develop.

Mistress of Evil
Dec 15th, 2011, 07:29 PM
Martha :spit: self-interviewing :hearts:

Trih
Dec 15th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Absolutely lovely :hearts:

Kitten63
Dec 15th, 2011, 08:46 PM
Love it :lol:

JamieOwen3
Dec 15th, 2011, 08:47 PM
that was a delight :lol: showing her great sense of humour that people don't get to see often. :hearts:

gc-spurs
Dec 15th, 2011, 10:02 PM
LOOOOL dork!

lefty24
Dec 15th, 2011, 11:23 PM
OMFG that was one of the funniest things I've read in awhile.
After I saw the first Maria asks/Maria answers I cracked spilling water all over my computer. :o
I'm gonna show this to people whenever they say Masha isn't funny.

gc-spurs
Dec 16th, 2011, 11:03 AM
Oh but some of her ideal gifts sound laaame.

MM_1257
Dec 18th, 2011, 12:42 PM
Agree with all of you! I really liked this "interview".

Sharapovian
Dec 18th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Facebook:

I can’t believe the off season is almost over, it went so quick! I am starting to think about packing and that always stresses me out. I have 4 weeks in the Australian summer and then a week in the Moscow winter. Not sure if everyone knows, but I will be playing Fed Cup for Russia vs. Spain after Australia. So glad we get to play in Moscow! For more info go to www.fc.tennis-russia.ru

Mr.Sharapova
Dec 18th, 2011, 06:41 PM
Please win AO and then toy with two Spain players please Mashenka.

Craig.
Dec 18th, 2011, 06:41 PM
That's why she's not playing Doha or Dubai...

doomsday
Dec 18th, 2011, 06:54 PM
Fine but she better play OPGDF Suez, I wanna see her again.

Mistress of Evil
Dec 18th, 2011, 07:26 PM
Go get'em, girl!!! :bounce:

claypova
Dec 18th, 2011, 08:10 PM
Maria + Moscow = :sad:

Break My Rapture
Dec 18th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Maria + Moscow = :sad:
My thoughts exactly. At least she's lucky to have Spain as opposition on HC as they are just a team of Spanish clay grinders. Even though Maria has previously struggled with AMG on HC. Seems like she really wants to prove herself in front of Russian crowd.

Nina.
Dec 18th, 2011, 09:18 PM
Yeah well...maybe she can break the Moscow curse...if not, at least she met all the requirements to play in the Olympics :lol:

joão.
Dec 18th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Fed Cup in Moscow? :unsure:

MM_1257
Dec 19th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Mashenka is forced to write this no?
Hey guys, since I'm getting ready for Australia, thought you'd want to check out some of my favorite items & things I'll be packing! http://www.sakspov.com/2011/12/maria-sharapova-goes-shopping-with-sakspov/ I mean they literrally put the *in your face* sign with all these expensive things... I think they should be a bit more careful. But I am sure it is some contract thing that she has to fulfill.

lefty24
Dec 19th, 2011, 09:09 PM
Mashenka is forced to write this no?
I mean they literrally puts the *in your face* sign with all these expensive things... I think they should be a bit more careful. But I am sure it is some contract thing that she has to fulfill.

yeah I definitely wouldn't think much of it. I'm sure if she was doing it from her site she wouldn't put such expensive stuff but this is sponsored by saks 5th avenue.

On the other hand, I really want that pullover and the jacket. :drool:

rucolo
Dec 19th, 2011, 09:23 PM
Finally Fed Cup again for Maria! Hope Petrova, Zvonareva and Chakvetadze play too! :bounce:

MM_1257
Dec 19th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Chakky will stay in tennis?

Break My Rapture
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:24 PM
Na Li is signed up for Paris Indoors too next year. :lol:

Fighterpova
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:32 PM
Na Li is signed up for Paris Indoors too next year. :lol:

Oh no :lol:

Anyway, I really hope Maria can do well at the AO. She's had plenty of good results there before her injury, so I hope 2012 turns to be a great year!

Mistress of Evil
Dec 20th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Well, sooner or later Martha will have to beat Super Na, hoping so at least :lol:

Qetusi
Dec 20th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Finally Fed Cup again for Maria! Hope Petrova, Zvonareva and Chakvetadze play too! :bounce:

With Maria in Russia's Fed Cup first round tie against Spain are playing Kuznetsova, Pavlyuchenkova and Petrova

Sharapovian
Dec 20th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Well, sooner or later Martha will have to beat Super Na, hoping so at least :lol:

Yes, I really want her to get a win over Na. She really should have won that first set at YEC. :rolleyes:

Reptilia
Dec 20th, 2011, 10:40 PM
She needs wins over Na and Azarenka ASAP

MS17
Dec 21st, 2011, 09:22 AM
Style File: Maria Sharapova

Jemma Nicholls

Dec 21, 2011

The Russian professional tennis player Maria Yuryevna Sharapova needs no introduction. Anyone who has even a vague interest in sport will have probably heard of her and her successes; a former world No. 1, Sharapova made her professional breakthrough in 2004 when, at age 17, she defeated the two-time defending champion Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon Final for her first Grand Slam singles title. She went on to win two more Grand Slam singles titles at the 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open. Since then, Sharapova has won five singles titles (bringing her career total to 24) and is currently ranked world No. 4.

For Sharapova, her interest in the game started young: "I started playing with a racket when I was about 4 years old. I used to accompany my dad when he played tennis and I quickly showed some enthusiasm in hitting the wall with a (ball) and racket."

Sharapova's public profile extends beyond tennis, as she has undertaken a number of modelling assignments and is a brand ambassador for TAG Heuer. Since February 2007, she has been a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, concerned specifically with the Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme. Tennis, it seems, opened many doors, as she says: "It made me who I am now and I am thankful for every bit of it. It gave me the chance to travel worldwide, to experience different cultures, to meet fantastic people and most importantly, it brought me the most loyal fans I could ever dream of." :hearts:

In June 2011, she was named one of the 30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future by Time magazine. She talks to Jemma Nicholls about her life and passions.

MARIA'S WORLD

FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE ME ARE... sincere, hard-working, focused, passionate, fashionista.

BEING STYLISH MEANS... less is more. Finding the right balance between "wow" and understated elegance.

I FEEL HAPPIEST... at any big stadium for a night match.

MY HEROES IN REAL LIFE ARE... my parents. I admire the courage they had to help me follow my dream.

WHAT DRIVES ME ON IS... my passion for tennis, for the game and the competition.

I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT... my cell phone and my TAG Heuer watch. Being on time is a matter of respect for the people I interract with. It is key in my sport too.

MY FAVOURITE WAY TO RELAX IS... reading a good book, designing, sketching and spending time with my friends and family.

MY MOST DEFINING MOMENT SO FAR IS... when I won Wimbledon. It was like all the hard work I had put in for years had finally paid off.