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duhcity
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:17 PM
Q: [Andrea] thought you would be tired in the third after the long match you had the previous night. Didn't seem to be that way.

Sharapova: Because I didn't do the dance after. I wasn't tired.


So first and foremost I felt like I had to start doing that and making little steps and adjusting my game a little bit. More than anything, I sensed that she was tired - probably a lot of the dancing that she's been doing - and I took advantage of it.




WTA :kiss:

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af264/JamieOwen3/this-is-my-home-gif.gif

kiwifan
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:21 PM
:cat: meow!!!





:devil:

Andy.
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:23 PM
Love it!!!! Im so glad Masha was the player that eneded the Petko dance. Masha's sence of humour has always been very dry and sarcastic I love that she is bringing it out more and more.

pedropt
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:25 PM
Maria :kiss:

But I like Petkodance, no matter what :p

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:25 PM
Too much life! TOO MUCH LIFE!!!!!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leb14c11uc1qaqik5.gif

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:27 PM
Love it!!!! Im so glad Masha was the player that eneded the Petko dance. Masha's sence of humour has always been very dry and sarcastic I love that she is brining it out more and more.


really :lol:

gc-spurs
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:29 PM
Oh maria, you're so dry :kiss:

jefrilibra
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:30 PM
Catfight!

I wonder what she'd have said had she lost.

Mary Cherry.
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:31 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_l_y5j5tft9A/S2cAds7xDoI/AAAAAAAACJc/jb2y6nJ54QI/s320/HarryHill_fight-1.jpg

Martian KC
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:31 PM
Nice of her to admit she watches other players.:tape:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:33 PM
Nice of her to admit she watches other players.:tape:

Petkovic did the dance after her AUS Open victory against Martha when she was still on the court.

k11x978Voug

Andy.
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:35 PM
Petkovic did the dance after her AUS Open victory against Martha when she was still on the court.

k11x978Voug
I can imagine Maria saying to herself "Is she fucking serious :rolleyes:"

L'Enfant Sauvage
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:37 PM
Too much life! TOO MUCH LIFE!!!!!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leb14c11uc1qaqik5.gif

This.

Beny
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:41 PM
I honestly dont get how a single person on this planet can like the dance.

It´s not even a dance. You have no music, so you just make up some rhythm in your head and make yourself look like an idiot?

There was nothing nice, meaningful, funny... about the dance.

So glad it´s over

Apoleb
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:43 PM
Nice way to "kill" the dance. :lol:

@danieln1
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:45 PM
Who asked Sharapova to do the dance?

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:46 PM
:oh:

goldenlox
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:46 PM
I want to see if another player starts doing it.

Andy.
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:47 PM
I honestly dont get how a single person on this planet can like the dance.

It´s not even a dance. You have no music, so you just make up some rhythm in your head and make yourself look like an idiot?

There was nothing nice, meaningful, funny... about the dance.

So glad it´s over
This!!!

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:52 PM
Apparently Djokovic has promised to do the dance.

Daniel K
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:53 PM
http://i51.tinypic.com/xfnjol.gif

Pump-it-UP
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:01 AM
http://i52.tinypic.com/2v1nn9g.gif

Matt01
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:06 AM
Nice Sad to see that she is still bitter about that AO loss. Hopefully next time the two meet we will see the Petkodance again :dance:

FoxyliciousKhat
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:14 AM
I honestly dont get how a single person on this planet can like the dance.

It´s not even a dance. You have no music, so you just make up some rhythm in your head and make yourself look like an idiot?

There was nothing nice, meaningful, funny... about the dance.

So glad it´s over

Co-sign.

Foxy

Sergius
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:19 AM
Hilarious bitching :inlove:

new-york
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:19 AM
I honestly dont get how a single person on this planet can like the dance.

It´s not even a dance. You have no music, so you just make up some rhythm in your head and make yourself look like an idiot?

There was nothing nice, meaningful, funny... about the dance.

So glad it´s over

It's 5 seconds of someone being goofy and celebrating.

Reading the comments i always thought she had Fatima Robinson choreographing it.

Viva Light Hearts. :banana:

Stonerpova
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:23 AM
I don't mind the dance, but it's gotta be extremely irritating for the players she beats to have to sit there and watch it.

I'm liking the bitchiness from Shazza. It means she's confident.:devil:

Sp!ffy
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:26 AM
I love this woman....:sobbing:

Natash.
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:36 AM
Bitchy. :lol:

Even if you don't like the dance, no reason to actually hate Andrea and think she does it to be obnoxious when she's anything but. :o She was still extremely personable after she lost.

NeoZod19
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:53 AM
:haha::haha::haha: you giys are SOOO funny :yippee: I'VE BEEN HAVING SO MUCH FUN!!:cool:

The power of Maria made us ALL have fun again, VIVE The Queen!!!:bowdown:

cellophane
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:00 AM
Classy Ms. "This is MY home" Pova, classy :rolleyes: :lol:

AkademiQ
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:02 AM
Love it!!!! Im so glad Masha was the player that eneded the Petko dance. Masha's sence of humour has always been very dry and sarcastic I love that she is bringing it out more and more.

You're such a hypocrite :o

hingisGOAT
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:05 AM
Petko is awesome :worship: and Maria is a being a bloody rag. She could learn a lot from Petkovic about not taking herself so seriously...

Annie.
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:12 AM
If this were Serena saying this there would already be 10 pages of "classless bitch" comments. :rolleyes:

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:16 AM
If this were Serena saying this there would already be 10 pages of "classless bitch" comments. :rolleyes:

i'm glad i'm not the only one who sees this...

and i don't think maria should say that...i mean, if petkovic is doing all this dancing (from maria's comment), then isn't she winning a lot :lol: i'd take it as a compliment :lol:

cellophane
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:18 AM
If this were Serena saying this there would already be 10 pages of "classless bitch" comments. :rolleyes:

This thread is just getting started.

Allez Pushnareva/Shriekarenka

jacobruiz
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:25 AM
i mean, if petkovic is doing all this dancing (from maria's comment), then isn't she winning a lot :lol: i'd take it as a compliment :lol:

I think so, too! Maria is giving Andrea a compliment by saying she's been winning a lot of matches and therefore dancing a lot. :cool:

pokey camp
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:32 AM
Classy Ms. "This is MY home" Pova, classy :rolleyes: :lol:
Classiness is the issue here? Really? :lol: I like Andy and never minded the Petkodance since I love sports celebrations, TD dances, etc., but they're certainly NOT classy. :o

So if you’re going to dance and celebrate in front of people when you win... then you have to live with people making snarky comments and replies when they beat you. That’s the downside of those celebrations. :shrug:

Dominic
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:36 AM
OMG I'm so glad she said that, Petkovic really looks retarded everytime she does that. I love Maria even more now :hearts:

cellophane
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:36 AM
Classiness is the issue here? Really? :lol: I like Andy and never minded the Petkodance since I love sports celebrations, TD dances, etc., but they're certainly NOT classy. :o

So if you’re going to dance and celebrate in front of people when you win... then you have to live with people making snarky comments and replies when they beat you. That’s the downside of those celebrations. :shrug:

Oh please... That celebration has nothing to do about being in the opponent's face... you may find it annoying, but it's not about being obnoxious to the opponent on purpose... "This is my home" was a thousand times worse than any of the Petkodances. :o Maria is just being a bitch with this comment.

HRHoliviasmith
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:39 AM
You're such a hypocrite :o

they (mashabators)all are. take your pick.

Smitten
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:40 AM
Oh I love it. She is giving me Hingis vibes.

I especially love how she said nothing after her AO loss because then she would seem bitter and pressed. Instead, she waited for their next meeting & her next victory to shade Andrea.

This is so good.

Craig.
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:41 AM
they (mashabators)all are. take your pick.

Way to generalize :worship:

wildemu
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:41 AM
Finally, someone on the wta tour puts that classless dance in its place. Thank you Maria.

cellophane
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:43 AM
Oh I love it. She is giving me Hingis vibes.

There is only one Hingis.

edificio
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:44 AM
:tape::lol:

Thanks for the laugh, Maria!

Smitten
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:44 AM
There is only one Hingis.

Yes I 100% agree, but people still try.

moby
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:45 AM
Love the bitchiness. I think OP left out this slight:

Q. Seems like the Russian women were really dominating the game five years ago, and that's changed lately. You may meet Vera in the final. Will that be exciting?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, absolutely. Another girl is from Belarus as well. So all from the same region, I guess. But, yeah, we had a lot of great results from our country many years ago, like you said, so it obviously would be great to play Vera. We haven't faced each other for a while, so, yeah, it would be nice.

Mary Cherry.
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:46 AM
The whole "class" thing is so overused on here. Like any of us have any class anyway - we're all bitching about people we don't know on the Internet.

edificio
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:46 AM
I honestly dont get how a single person on this planet can like the dance.

It´s not even a dance. You have no music, so you just make up some rhythm in your head and make yourself look like an idiot?

There was nothing nice, meaningful, funny... about the dance.

So glad it´s over

Please, please, let it be over. No rhythm dance, ugh. Even Ljubicic's was better.

Andy.
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:47 AM
You're such a hypocrite :o
:rolleyes: Please.... this was a light hearted little jab that was means nothing. What Serena said about Dinara (which is what I think your getting at) was pretty harsh in my book especially seeing she laughed after she said it. Two me these two comments are on completely different levels (I could be wrong but thats how I see it).

Whatever, this shouldnt even really be a talking point. It was one little harmelss comment that Im sure will be blown out of proportion by TF.

JamieOwen3
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:55 AM
I just knew there would be a thread in GM about that comment! :lol:
It's quite possible that Maria has heard the talk about the dance all week with theamount of press it's gotten anyway, plus didn't she say she danced at AO after Maria left the court? Maria was at her chair :lol:
Maybe Andrea's new thing can be that she does the splits and throws her arms in the air in a little pose? :)

HRHoliviasmith
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:56 AM
Way to generalize :worship:

I was doing my best Spiffy? Sp!!ffy? imitation. :angel:

Alizé Molik
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:58 AM
Oh please... That celebration has nothing to do about being in the opponent's face... you may find it annoying, but it's not about being obnoxious to the opponent on purpose... "This is my home" was a thousand times worse than any of the Petkodances. :o Maria is just being a bitch with this comment.


Your bias is outrageous. Put the haterade down and admit that the dancing she does after she wins and the shooting pistol thing with her hand are both exceptionally obnoxious. The first time I saw them I found them completely unattractive and have subsequently rooted for her opponent in every match she's played. As someone else said, if Andrea wishes to carry on after she wins, she must expect that her opponent's will start doing the same.

JamieOwen3
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:01 AM
One thing im happy about is that Andrea seems to have stopped for a while (or i haven't seen when she does it) is the imitation of blowing a gun, didn't like that tbh and apparently many girls didn't in the locker room?

Drake1980
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:03 AM
:spit:

gc-spurs
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:05 AM
Classiness is the issue here? Really? :lol: I like Andy and never minded the Petkodance since I love sports celebrations, TD dances, etc., but they're certainly NOT classy. :o

So if you’re going to dance and celebrate in front of people when you win... then you have to live with people making snarky comments and replies when they beat you. That’s the downside of those celebrations. :shrug:

This. I personally like the PetkoDance, but if you're gonna do it, you gotta expect some backlash cause you're opponent just lost and they're right there and you're dancing. I'd have a prblem with it if I felt it was an 'in your face!' kind of thing, but its not. Its just like celebrating when you score a try...

Uranus
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:08 AM
Well you can be dry and sarcastic, but Maria should shut up a bit because she is going to lose early in one of the next few tournaments again. She's had good runs in IW/Miami, but she also played really well in Cincy and did not follow up her results.

NeoZod19
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:08 AM
I don't think it's cool to do the dance while your opponent is still on court! it's a little insulting don't you think?

wildemu
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:12 AM
I don't think it's cool to do the dance while your opponent is still on court! it's a little insulting don't you think?

It's not cool to do it any time on the court if you want to have some class. If anything, she can dance with her coaches in the locker room.

Natash.
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:15 AM
Oh please... That celebration has nothing to do about being in the opponent's face... you may find it annoying, but it's not about being obnoxious to the opponent on purpose... "This is my home" was a thousand times worse than any of the Petkodances. :o Maria is just being a bitch with this comment.

Exactly. :lol: She doesn't do it to personally insult someone. She started doing it because of a bet and many people liked it and in fact many of the the spectators watching her matches in Miami at least would ask her to do the dance.

gc-spurs
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:22 AM
Exactly. :lol: She doesn't do it to personally insult someone. She started doing it because of a bet and many people liked it and in fact many of the the spectators watching her matches in Miami at least would ask her to do the dance.

I agree and its kinda cool for fans, but you can't blame the opponent for getting irritated with something like that can you?

Vikapower
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:28 AM
The whole "class" thing is so overused on here. Like any of us have any class anyway - we're all bitching about people we don't know on the Internet.

It's such a pain in the arse when a single fellow human being tries to lecture his/her siblings about what is right or wrong... what is classy or not... ROFL !!! Especially in a place like GM !!!! ROFL LMFAO !!!

In a time when fellow dictators are falling like flies... Andrea likes politics and if she has enough respect for the numerous people who faught for liberty and liberty of expression, if she has any notions about freedom then the more her dance is hated the more she must do it...

But as the vast majority loves it she has nothing to reproach herself... Usain Bolt, Blanka Vlasic and many others including Andrea bring enlightment to their respective sport... and if people hate them for these unique and only specific reasons then they have no clue about life.

kris719
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:31 AM
epic win maria. EPIC WIN

Nico_E
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:41 AM
lol all this shows is Sharapova was pissed off at getting Petko's ass in her face after AO :haha:

Nico_E
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:46 AM
and Maria is a being a bloody rag. She could learn a lot from Petkovic about not taking herself so seriously...

"This is my home" was a thousand times worse than any of the Petkodances. :o
so true both these statements

matty
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:46 AM
I honestly dont get how a single person on this planet can like the dance.

It´s not even a dance. You have no music, so you just make up some rhythm in your head and make yourself look like an idiot?

There was nothing nice, meaningful, funny... about the dance.

So glad it´s over

Maria's just saying that because Andrea knocked her out of the AO.

The press and the fans seem to like her dance. She's a sweet, light-hearted, talented player---it's just her personality. It was a little strange to me at first, and then after seeing interviews and stuff, one realizes she's just kinda goofy. Goofy/Silly vs Ice Princess. I'll take goofy--tennis is already a bit stuffy.

Dominic
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:50 AM
Maria's just saying that because Andrea knocked her out of the AO.

The press and the fans seem to like her dance.

Haven't you read this thread?

Comebacksova
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:14 AM
ฺBitch is back to her old self when she started winning some important match? :rolleyes:
Can't wait to see her next loss now.

n1_and_uh_noone
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:24 AM
Petkovic has 1000 times the personality of Sharapova. It's OK to be jealous, Sharpie :kiss:. Nobody wants to see a cow (on ice or otherwise) try those moves anyway.

BlueTrees
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:26 AM
What's wrong with a dance? How is it different to Maria blowing kisses into the crowd after she wins her matches? Or Sharapova's annoying screaming when she hits the ball? :confused:

LoveFifteen
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:28 AM
I love tennis, but one of the things I hate the most, besides a lot of the fans, is the way people constantly have to bring "classiness" and "etiquette" into the sport. If you win the World Cup, you can jump up and down, scream, cry, cheer, and dance. You win a Slam, and every other tired-ass bitch on this website is going to self-righteously criticize you for either not celebrating enough, celebrating too much, not showing enough compassion for the runner-up, showing too much compassion for the runner up, or either being falsely humble or arrogant in your post-match interview.

Is my impression of tennis fans skewed by this message board? Or are a lot of them really this obnoxious and snooty? The girl does a dance after a win. Big fucken deal ... :shrug:

JamieOwen3
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:29 AM
At a Slam maybe she shouldn't have done the dance as players take them seriously more than any other tournaments, if you've lost to her and see her dancing (wiggle her ass) in celebration it must feel like you've been disrespected? plus if the player that lost played like shit? :shrug:
In the doubles with Ana when they both did it i thaught that was good fun as it's Doubles, it actually made me smile. :)
Andrea is cool now though as she wont be doing it anymore as she's bored of it :)

Mary Cherry.
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:31 AM
Fuck "class". The Queen hates tennis anyway.

n1_and_uh_noone
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:31 AM
How can you call a willow like Masha a cow? :lol: :spit:

And put a tampon in your ass you moron.

Cow-on-ice is Sharapova's self-assessment. Learn some valuable tennis history before you rush into getting weaned too early :baby:.

oomph
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:31 AM
I love tennis, but one of the things I hate the most, besides a lot of the fans, is the way people constantly have to bring "classiness" and "etiquette" into the sport. If you win the World Cup, you can jump up and down, scream, cry, cheer, and dance. You win a Slam, and every other tired-ass bitch on this website is going to self-righteously criticize you for either not celebrating enough, celebrating too much, not showing enough compassion for the runner-up, showing too much compassion for the runner up, or either being falsely humble or arrogant in your post-match interview.

Is my impression of tennis fans skewed by this message board? Or are a lot of them really this obnoxious and snooty? The girl does a dance after a win. Big fucken deal ... :shrug:

You have a great point, but can't blame anyone who gets annoyed by that shit. It's only dumb if people really JUDGE that as "unsportsmanlike".

Also, football players are the most annoying/petty/obnoxious athletes I have ever seen so, not a good benchmark.

Gdsimmons
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:35 AM
http://i53.tinypic.com/21d4l00.jpg

n1_and_uh_noone
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:37 AM
You said "on ice or not".

For logically inept people, that means you think she's a cow.

She's as much of a cow as Kleybanova is a skeleton.

And you seriously come off as those bitchy girls from Gossip Girl, shut the fuck up.

Logic :happy: seriousness :haha: bitchy girls shutting up :lol:. Either step to the idiocy of this forum or show yourself for the pompous hypocrite you are.

Dominic
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:43 AM
Petkovic has 1000 times the personality of Sharapova. It's OK to be jealous, Sharpie :kiss:. Nobody wants to see a cow (on ice or otherwise) try those moves anyway.

Dude Sharapova has a personality, the only difference is she doesn't have to try SOOO hard to have one or to be likable like desperate Petkovic does.

Maria Croft
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:02 AM
The second I read that answer I knew it would be a topic on here :p

It was obviously sarcastic, but now that Maria is in the finals they want to turn it into something nasty, how predictable.

doktor
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:40 AM
Go Mash let them know who the real head bitch is around here.

Mistress of Evil
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:08 AM
Bitchpova :devil:

Sp!ffy
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:14 AM
omgggg, Maria haters are back!~ ~!~111``~ :inlove:

Sailor Vee
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:22 AM
iLove her even more for that!

rimon
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:28 AM
I'm glad that Maria addressed this, and in such a manner at that. It's always a pleasure for me to see Petkovic lose, she's arrogant, obnoxious, and thinks that she's better than she actually is.

ampers&
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:29 AM
omgggg, Maria haters are back!~ ~!~111``~ :inlove:Oh em gee, YESSS!??!?!?!!!!!!!11ONE~ :hearts: And the best news is that, in less than a year of posting, you've already positioned yourself to lead the Mashabator charge in the next annoying fanbase competition! CONGRATS!!!!! :worship:

Sp!ffy
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:32 AM
Oh em gee, YESSS!??!?!?!!!!!!!11ONE~ :hearts: And the best news is that, in less than a year of posting, you've already positioned yourself to lead the Mashabator charge in the next annoying fanbase competition! CONGRATS!!!!! :worship:

Maria would be proud of me. :)

Slutiana
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:43 AM
After seeing Petko behind the scenes, she seems like a genuinely cool and nice person. But the dance is definitely fucking annoying to me. I know I would want to, as she said to Rodionova, smack her in the face if she beat me and then did it.

Oh I love it. She is giving me Hingis vibes.

I especially love how she said nothing after her AO loss because then she would seem bitter and pressed. Instead, she waited for their next meeting & her next victory to shade Andrea.

This is so good.
:worship: Agreed.

These last few years, Maria has really developed a snarky/bitchy/sarcastic side to her. I love it.

:rolleyes: Please.... this was a light hearted little jab that was means nothing. What Serena said about Dinara (which is what I think your getting at) was pretty harsh in my book especially seeing she laughed after she said it. Two me these two comments are on completely different levels (I could be wrong but thats how I see it).

Whatever, this shouldnt even really be a talking point. It was one little harmelss comment that Im sure will be blown out of proportion by TF.
You are being hypocritical here. I think the video made it pretty obvious that Serena wasn't intentionally trying to shade Dinara anyway. It just flopped and she ended up laughing her ass off.

But they're both good.

MaBaker
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:04 AM
Not that bitchy, I'm kinda disappointed. Btw, why won't Petkovic dance anymore? (Thank God though)

young_gunner913
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:06 AM
Not that bitchy, I'm kinda disappointed. Btw, why won't Petkovic dance anymore? (Thank God though)

I agree. It's a slightly catty comment but I have no idea why people are going "SO MUCH LIFE!1!!11111!11!! :hysteric:" :shrug:

CillyUltra
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:35 AM
It's such a pain in the arse when a single fellow human being tries to lecture his/her siblings about what is right or wrong... what is classy or not... ROFL !!! Especially in a place like GM !!!! ROFL LMFAO !!!

In a time when fellow dictators are falling like flies... Andrea likes politics and if she has enough respect for the numerous people who faught for liberty and liberty of expression, if she has any notions about freedom then the more her dance is hated the more she must do it...

But as the vast majority loves it she has nothing to reproach herself... Usain Bolt, Blanka Vlasic and many others including Andrea bring enlightment to their respective sport... and if people hate them for these unique and only specific reasons then they have no clue about life.


:worship:


I love tennis, but one of the things I hate the most, besides a lot of the fans, is the way people constantly have to bring "classiness" and "etiquette" into the sport. If you win the World Cup, you can jump up and down, scream, cry, cheer, and dance. You win a Slam, and every other tired-ass bitch on this website is going to self-righteously criticize you for either not celebrating enough, celebrating too much, not showing enough compassion for the runner-up, showing too much compassion for the runner up, or either being falsely humble or arrogant in your post-match interview.

Is my impression of tennis fans skewed by this message board? Or are a lot of them really this obnoxious and snooty? The girl does a dance after a win. Big fucken deal ... :shrug:


:rocker2:

Shinjiro
Apr 1st, 2011, 09:08 AM
"I didn't do the dance after. I wasn't tired."

Contrived much? :lol:

Talula
Apr 1st, 2011, 10:03 AM
I honestly dont get how a single person on this planet can like the dance.

It´s not even a dance. You have no music, so you just make up some rhythm in your head and make yourself look like an idiot?

There was nothing nice, meaningful, funny... about the dance.

So glad it´s over

This.

Twatkovic may never win against Maria again. It's stupid to set yourself up for humiliation like this.

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2011, 10:27 AM
:lol: Touche Maria! :yeah:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Apr 1st, 2011, 10:29 AM
I agree. It's a slightly catty comment but I have no idea why people are going "SO MUCH LIFE!1!!11111!11!! :hysteric:" :shrug:

Maybe because this is the most interesting non-williams related thing that has happened in WTA since Schiavone winning a grandslam :shrug:

LCS
Apr 1st, 2011, 10:44 AM
Andrea asked that directly to Maria and Maria answered right there?

fouc
Apr 1st, 2011, 11:17 AM
Nice way to "kill" the dance. :lol:

totally. the repetitiveness of that dance killed it long time ago, and I'm soooo glad Maria picked on that. +1000 from me :worship:

WowWow
Apr 1st, 2011, 11:30 AM
I missed the bitchy Maria :inlove:

Hian
Apr 1st, 2011, 11:35 AM
Idol :hearts:

gc-spurs
Apr 1st, 2011, 11:40 AM
Maybe because this is the most interesting non-williams related thing that has happened in WTA since Schiavone winning a grandslam :shrug:

Someone go post a controversial Serena thread!!! Too much heat on the ice queen!

BlameSerena
Apr 1st, 2011, 11:46 AM
I honestly dont get how a single person on this planet can like the dance.

It´s not even a dance. You have no music, so you just make up some rhythm in your head and make yourself look like an idiot?

There was nothing nice, meaningful, funny... about the dance.

So glad it´s over

I like it.

Whitehead's Boy
Apr 1st, 2011, 11:50 AM
I loved Zvereva's randomness on and off the court, so let's cut the crap about tennis fans being uptight. It's fine to show personality on the court, but this sort of little dance is only funny, or cute, the first time. Only a complete idiot would keep doing it, just like a baby who lacks self-awareness would do the same thing over and over again assuming people around will laugh as much every time.

azdaja
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:18 PM
I loved Zvereva's randomness on and off the court, so let's cut the crap about tennis fans being uptight. It's fine to show personality on the court, but this sort of little dance is only funny, or cute, the first time. Only a complete idiot would keep doing it, just like a baby who lacks self-awareness would do the same thing over and over again assuming people around will laugh as much every time.
andrea said she wanted to stop doing it, but people at the australian open kept asking her to do it, so she continued :shrug: most people have been seeing this dance only once live on court, so has it not been funny and cute all this time as you say? she wants to stop doing it because she is now definitely tired of it, which means it was never meant to last, it's just that so many people loved it.

all this also clearly confirms that she isn't doing it in her opponents face. she is doing it for herself and for the crowd. some people may find it annoying, but some other people are obviously liking it.

maria's comment otoh would represent going :nerner: in your opponents face if it really meant what most people here do. i don't think she meant it in that way, however. she has her in yo' face moments all the time, though, but i don't have a problem with it anyway.

i don't have a problem with celebrations of any kind as long as they are respectful. the key question is if you are going into your opponent's face, mocking them or taunting them. and petkodance wasn't a case of either, so it was ok.

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:37 PM
Nice to see Masha having her talks again..she sure wasn't talking much after the '07 oz open final and '07 Miami. :lol:
Nice, nice...

Craig.
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:52 PM
Nice to see Masha having her talks again..she sure wasn't talking much after the '07 oz open final and '07 Miami. :lol:
Nice, nice...

Do you have to bring Serena into everything? :sobbing:

JamieOwen3
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:56 PM
bandabou why out of nowhere bring up 07? well NO but she has been nothing but complimentary about Serena when she's been asked about her in Miami. Maybe Maria is like that towards someone who she feels was disrespectful or being talked up too much?. There's no doubt Maria is not like that 17 year old image you have of her still in your head she has grown up somewhat, even after having those 2 HEAVY defeats against Serena in 2007 she was able to come back in 2008 and win the first slam of the year. She's someone who has experienced great wins and tough losses and having someone shake their ass after defeating her (herself being a huge factor in the loss) at a slam that she's won, it must have felt like Andrea going :nerner: :shrug:

Long and quite frankly a bit of a ramble but i think i made sense so :hi5: :hah:

CillyUltra
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:06 PM
all this also clearly confirms that she isn't doing it in her opponents face.

this

Nothing against people who like to talk about bitchiness, but they don't get it in their fucking brain that she's one of the most respected, decent characters on the tour.

toxina90
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:25 PM
Jealousy :hearts: it's better than the oh so original blowing kisses into the crowd :oh:

TheDream
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:31 PM
"I sensed that she was tired—probably a lot of the dancing that she has been doing,” Sharapova said. “And I took advantage of it.”

:lol: I love this one

HRHoliviasmith
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:35 PM
Jealousy :hearts: it's better than the oh so original blowing kisses into the crowd :oh:

:hysteric:

BlueTrees
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:51 PM
I don't see why Sharapova has such a problem with some silly dance yet she doesn't have a problem with herself screaming like she has an orgasm when she hits a tennis ball. :oh:

Dominic
Apr 1st, 2011, 02:58 PM
I don't see why Sharapova has such a problem with some silly dance yet she doesn't have a problem with herself screaming like she has an orgasm when she hits a tennis ball. :oh:

I'm having trouble understanding where you see a similarity between a silly arrogant dance celebration and a grunt while hitting a tennis ball.

Shinjiro
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:02 PM
maybe silly for some, not arrogant though – and she did it for the crowds :worship:

RenaSlam.
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:21 PM
Oh.

Vodkapova
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:25 PM
Oh.

Do you ever have a post with more than 4 words? :hysteric:

Mary Cherry.
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:30 PM
Oh.

Do you ever have a post with more than 4 words? :hysteric:

I think this is the first time I've seen a post of his/hers without it saying "Fight, [name goes here]"

Vodkapova
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:36 PM
I think this is the first time I've seen a post of his/hers without it saying "Fight, [name goes here]"

Or

"Step." :sobbing:

"Step to this." :sobbing: :sobbing:

"Step, haters." :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

peanuts
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:47 PM
Hahahaha! Masha. :devil: I love the WTA. :hearts:

Roookie
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:51 PM
If this were Serena saying this there would already be 10 pages of "classless bitch" comments. :rolleyes:

If Serena had said that...she would be an hypocrite since has done the dancing herself right in player's faces after a win.

Masha :hearts: :dance:

pov
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:53 PM
:lol: zing!

I like Sharapova's zingers and I'm a fan of the Petko twist.

joão.
Apr 1st, 2011, 03:54 PM
Real talk.

Fuzzylogic
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:00 PM
Sharapova has probably been stewing since the AO and just waiting for the chance to get her back :lol:

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:14 PM
bandabou why out of nowhere bring up 07? well NO but she has been nothing but complimentary about Serena when she's been asked about her in Miami. Maybe Maria is like that towards someone who she feels was disrespectful or being talked up too much?. There's no doubt Maria is not like that 17 year old image you have of her still in your head she has grown up somewhat, even after having those 2 HEAVY defeats against Serena in 2007 she was able to come back in 2008 and win the first slam of the year. She's someone who has experienced great wins and tough losses and having someone shake their ass after defeating her (herself being a huge factor in the loss) at a slam that she's won, it must have felt like Andrea going :nerner: :shrug:

Long and quite frankly a bit of a ramble but i think i made sense so :hi5: :hah:

Nice theory...I really don't have any problem with Maria's comment..it was funny. I just had a flashback of the '04 YEC F. Back then Maria had no problem dropping down the knees, etc, etc..in the face of her injuried opponent, no?! Just the irony of it.

HRHoliviasmith
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:25 PM
If Serena had said that...she would be an hypocrite since has done the dancing herself right in player's faces after a win.

Masha :hearts: :dance:

when, liar?

HRHoliviasmith
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:26 PM
Oh.

:haha:

M.P
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:29 PM
i love the dance. i want to see more!

jacobruiz
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:34 PM
Nice theory...I really don't have any problem with Maria's comment..it was funny. I just had a flashback of the '04 YEC F. Back then Maria had no problem dropping down the knees, etc, etc..in the face of her injuried opponent, no?! Just the irony of it.

She was 17 years old and had just won the YEC after winning a slam the same year and she's not supposed to celebrate? :help: If her opponent was so injured, she would have retired from the match. Since she didn't retire why blame a kid for celebrating her win?

Monzanator
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:35 PM
The bitch has every right to diss Petko dance. Petkovic hasn't done anything on the tour to make other players (especially the successful ones with GS in their CV) applaud her celebration moves. Also proves, Maria hates losing to random wannabes more then once...

doomsday
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:38 PM
Nice theory...I really don't have any problem with Maria's comment..it was funny. I just had a flashback of the '04 YEC F. Back then Maria had no problem dropping down the knees, etc, etc..in the face of her injuried opponent, no?! Just the irony of it.

OMG it was seven years ago:lol: just move on.:lol:

doujyr
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:39 PM
it's gotta be extremely irritating for the players she beats to have to sit there and watch it.


^ this

anyone who can't understand that has never played sport. it is highly disrespectful to your opponent.

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:39 PM
She was 17 years old and had just won the YEC after winning a slam the same year and she's not supposed to celebrate? :help: If her opponent was so injured, she would have retired from the match. Since she didn't retire why blame a kid for celebrating her win?

Right, right...if you compete and step on the court, then you're fit right? Hmm...then why do I keep hearing about shoulder injury at the '07 oz open, '07 Miami, heck...even '08 Charleston?

So it's ok for Maria to celebrate, but when other celebrate in front of her..it becomes personal?! :lol: Interesting.

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:40 PM
OMG it was seven years ago:lol: just move on.:lol:

Tell Masha to move on now from the Petko-dance..:lol:

Dominic
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:42 PM
Tell Masha to move on now from the Petko-dance..:lol:

The dance wasn't 7 years ago.

jacobruiz
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:46 PM
Right, right...if you compete and step on the court, then you're fit right? Hmm...then why do I keep hearing about shoulder injury at the '07 oz open, '07 Miami, heck...even '08 Charleston?
So it's ok for Maria to celebrate, but when other celebrate in front of her..it becomes personal?! :lol: Interesting.

Maria never used her shoulder injury as an excuse for any of those losses even when she was in pain from an undiagnosed severely torn rotator cuff. So I don't know where you're coming from there?
And I don't think Andrea's dance is so bad but Maria certainly never danced in front of anyone after she won a match either.

n1_and_uh_noone
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:47 PM
She was 17 years old and had just won the YEC after winning a slam the same year and she's not supposed to celebrate? :help: If her opponent was so injured, she would have retired from the match. Since she didn't retire why blame a kid for celebrating her win?

Well, for that matter, Petkovic has not had much success on the big stage yet (AO QF was her best result by miles), she's had major injury scares already, tennis is a risky deal for her at her age; besides, she apparently asks her opponents if it is all right to do her thing (said so in an interview). And if Maria was playing so poorly - you said she was a huge factor in the loss - why did she even bother to play the AO? Since she played and was beaten soundly, why blame an emerging player for celebrating her biggest win?

And as for arrogant and all that, she has nothing but praise for every single opponent. She kept raving about Sharapova in her interview too.

Anyway, pointless argument. I can see why somebody would be offended, but Sharapova does herself no favors with back-biting. Petkovic comes across as the genuine thing to me: unaffected, smart and expressive.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:47 PM
Right, right...if you compete and step on the court, then you're fit right? Hmm...then why do I keep hearing about shoulder injury at the '07 oz open, '07 Miami, heck...even '08 Charleston?

So it's ok for Maria to celebrate, but when other celebrate in front of her..it becomes personal?! :lol: Interesting.

Falling to your knees =/= Breaking out into dance. In all honesty, I really don't see what you're trying to argue here.

jacobruiz
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:47 PM
Tell Masha to move on now from the Petko-dance..:lol:

With this win, she already has.;)

JamieOwen3
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:48 PM
well like i said bandabou, she no longer is that 17 year old anymore who was more than in your face, Maria and Andrea are the same age though and have known each other since b4 they turned pro ;) who knows what history there really is there :shrug: and FYI i wasn't even a fan of Maria's during the YEC in 04! didn't become a fan until she lost to Serena at the AO 05, I wanted Serena to win that YEC match when i was watching.
You got me puzzled as to why i see virtually the same comments you make on her that you were making in 04 :)

Just to finish this post ill say not everyone is "nice" all the time, not even the nicest girls on the tour (Kim,Woz) there's a bitch in all of them and at least it gives you something to talk about :lol:

TheHangover
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:49 PM
^ this

anyone who can't understand that has never played sport. it is highly disrespectful to your opponent.

in tennis you have to learn to loose, in my opinion it's better the dance than the clijsters kisses (dubious)! i would say:"What do u kiss me i just want to smack this racket on your head!" . btw i don't like petkovic

jacobruiz
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:49 PM
Well, for that matter, Petkovic has not had much success on the big stage yet (AO QF was her best result by miles), she's had major injury scares already, tennis is a risky deal for her at her age; besides, she apparently asks her opponents if it is all right to do her thing (said so in an interview). And if Maria was playing so poorly - you said she was a huge factor in the loss - why did she even bother to play the AO? Since she played and was beaten soundly, why blame an emerging player for celebrating her biggest win?

And as for arrogant and all that, she has nothing but praise for every single opponent. She kept raving about Sharapova in her interview too.

Anyway, pointless argument. I can see why somebody would be offended, but Sharapova does herself no favors with back-biting. Petkovic comes across as the genuine thing to me: unaffected, smart and expressive.

Sorry, I don't understand what your post has to do with my post? :confused:

Akaniero
Apr 1st, 2011, 04:57 PM
I don't see what's so funny or clever here...

Monzanator
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:15 PM
Well, for that matter, Petkovic has not had much success on the big stage yet (AO QF was her best result by miles), she's had major injury scares already, tennis is a risky deal for her at her age; besides, she apparently asks her opponents if it is all right to do her thing (said so in an interview). And if Maria was playing so poorly - you said she was a huge factor in the loss - why did she even bother to play the AO? Since she played and was beaten soundly, why blame an emerging player for celebrating her biggest win?

And as for arrogant and all that, she has nothing but praise for every single opponent. She kept raving about Sharapova in her interview too.

Anyway, pointless argument. I can see why somebody would be offended, but Sharapova does herself no favors with back-biting. Petkovic comes across as the genuine thing to me: unaffected, smart and expressive.

Because she still wants to be a big fish in this sport. The hords of haters obviously want to see her go away, but that's not happening. The deep runs like IW/Miami will only make her stronger and hungry for staying out longer.

As far as Petkovic, I'm waiting for someone to mock her dance after beating her in the future. Even if it would be Wickmayer, I'd still be very grateful. I didn't have anything Petkovic before, but her dance is helluva annoying and I don't feel any understanding for it whatsoever.

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:29 PM
Falling to your knees =/= Breaking out into dance. In all honesty, I really don't see what you're trying to argue here.

well when you just suffered an abdominal injury during the match, hampering your ability to serve among others, then isn't it a tad overdone for your opponent to drop down on the knees, father making kill her signs?

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:30 PM
well like i said bandabou, she no longer is that 17 year old anymore who was more than in your face, Maria and Andrea are the same age though and have known each other since b4 they turned pro ;) who knows what history there really is there :shrug: and FYI i wasn't even a fan of Maria's during the YEC in 04! didn't become a fan until she lost to Serena at the AO 05, I wanted Serena to win that YEC match when i was watching.
You got me puzzled as to why i see virtually the same comments you make on her that you were making in 04 :)

Just to finish this post ill say not everyone is "nice" all the time, not even the nicest girls on the tour (Kim,Woz) there's a bitch in all of them and at least it gives you something to talk about :lol:

The same comments about who? See..Serena didn't need to go talk talk, of course she didn't forget Maria's behavior at the '04 YEC and made it her personal thing to not lose to her again. THAT's how you take care of business.

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:33 PM
Maria never used her shoulder injury as an excuse for any of those losses even when she was in pain from an undiagnosed severely torn rotator cuff. So I don't know where you're coming from there?
And I don't think Andrea's dance is so bad but Maria certainly never danced in front of anyone after she won a match either.

Her fans sure did, no? Maria wins Oz open ..whooo greatest player ever. Gets beaten by Serena again, oh..the shoulder. :lol: No, but it's cool. Maria's cool.

toxina90
Apr 1st, 2011, 05:34 PM
Or

"Step." :sobbing:

"Step to this." :sobbing: :sobbing:

"Step, haters." :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

:spit:

Matt01
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:08 PM
Maria never used her shoulder injury as an excuse for any of those losses even when she was in pain from an undiagnosed severely torn rotator cuff. So I don't know where you're coming from there?
And I don't think Andrea's dance is so bad but Maria certainly never danced in front of anyone after she won a match either.


No, Pova did much worse things....

oomph
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:14 PM
The same comments about who? See..Serena didn't need to go talk talk, of course she didn't forget Maria's behavior at the '04 YEC and made it her personal thing to not lose to her again. THAT's how you take care of business.

Serena is the most prolific trashtalker and you act like she's all business.

No, Pova did much worse things....

Lemme guess, IW? :rolleyes:

nelsondan
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:25 PM
I love the dance. I love Maria joking about it. I hope it gets to be a tradition when they play--part of the prize should be the right to dance. The more harmless stuff like this between players, the better for the wta.

Patrick345
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:28 PM
Where is the problem?

Petkovic danced over Maria´s defeated body at the Australian Open and now Maria delivered a small sneaky jab and busted Petkovic´s nose. Good for them. It wasn´t anything nasty from either side.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:32 PM
If Serena had said that...she would be an hypocrite since has done the dancing herself right in player's faces after a win.

Masha :hearts: :dance:

Really? I must have missed this.

BlueTrees
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:32 PM
Funny how Sharapova fans have no problem with Sharapova's celebration at 07:14 and "This is my home!" crap. :wavey:

_havJhha6vU#t=7m14s

oomph
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:34 PM
Funny how Sharapova fans have no problem with Sharapova's celebration at 07:14 and "This is my home!" crap. :wavey:

_havJhha6vU#t=7m14s

I have no problem with the dance either, but to act that players shouldn't be annoyed by it is ridiculous.

And a dance is a lot more like :P than referencing a line your opponent before.

n1_and_uh_noone
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:37 PM
I have no problem with the dance either, but to act that players shouldn't be annoyed by it is ridiculous.

And a dance is a lot more like :P than referencing a line your opponent before.

Hantuchova did not even address it to Sharapova, so it makes it far worse.

Vodkapova
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:40 PM
Funny how Sharapova fans have no problem with Sharapova's celebration at 07:14 and "This is my home!" crap. :wavey:

_havJhha6vU#t=7m14s

Who said no one had a problem with it? I wished Maria hasn't done it but I'm sure she's put it behind and people have moved on (except some people on here, obviously. :lol: ). I do not mind Petkovic's dance—and what Maria said in the interview wasn't meant to offend or insult Petkovic either (at least it didn't seem that way).

Plus, Petkovic has been doing that after every match. Well, to each his own—but I thought dancing in front of your opponent in every match must annoy some people. You can't blame them.

Maria is NOT complaining about the dance.

oomph
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:42 PM
Hantuchova did not even address it to Sharapova, so it makes it far worse.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_j8FOoCCg4t8/TJ7VT2_LNbI/AAAAAAAADcU/C5yi1ioOSCU/s400/MT_Toscana_Rec_Tissue.jpg

doomsday
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:43 PM
Sharapova is back in a big final and haters are coming back in full force. You missed her, admit it:lol:

debby
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:52 PM
Well, when Sharapova is winning, she makes arrogant statements :lol:

Craig.
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:53 PM
Hantuchova did not even address it to Sharapova, so it makes it far worse.

Christ :tape: Are y'all really this desperate?

debby
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:55 PM
Christ :tape: Are y'all really this desperate?

Let's admit it was not classy at all from Maria....

cellophane
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:55 PM
Christ :tape: Are y'all really this desperate?

I'd like to think Pova was simply sarcastic... but she does have a history of bitchiness. :)

silverwhite
Apr 1st, 2011, 06:59 PM
Oh, please. As much as I am hoping for her and some others to step up to eliminate mediocrity at the top, her cries of "Come on!" after winning were just as tacky as the Petko dance...

jrm
Apr 1st, 2011, 07:03 PM
someone forgot how one looks with everlasting fist ... like someone who escaped from mental institution

Apoleb
Apr 1st, 2011, 07:06 PM
wow, 11 pages and hundreds of posts and essays on this. :rolls:

TF. :worship:

Vikapower
Apr 1st, 2011, 07:11 PM
Nice to see Masha having her talks again..she sure wasn't talking much after the '07 oz open final and '07 Miami. :lol:
Nice, nice...

Typical YOU answer... :spit: 2007... famous 2007 year... but you also seem to forget that Rena and her trashtalk were all smashed away when JUSTINE persistently humiliated her in 4 of the 4 majors... but you take care to not reveal this... fair enough.
The same comments about who? See..Serena didn't need to go talk talk, of course she didn't forget Maria's behavior at the '04 YEC and made it her personal thing to not lose to her again. THAT's how you take care of business.

ROFL !! Watch Maria comeback on her 13 majors and take care now again of the tour while Rena slowly disappears anonymously by the little door... :lol: Now you can say "ouch".

Her fans sure did, no? Maria wins Oz open ..whooo greatest player ever. Gets beaten by Serena again, oh..the shoulder. :lol: No, but it's cool. Maria's cool.

How are you sure Maria will ever lost to Rena again !!? :rolls: Rena in case you are just realizing has been out for a year plus... Maria has upped her game drastically you should seriously be the one trying to generate excuses for when Rena gets a next spanking from Pova... :lol:

Moreover stop trying to make Shoulderpova relevant you're just too desperate to make Rena a status over a player who has just prevailed from a career threatening injury.

BlueTrees
Apr 1st, 2011, 07:31 PM
If Petkovic's dance isn't classy, then Sharapova's sarcastic comments afterwards are even less classy. ;)

lefty24
Apr 1st, 2011, 07:52 PM
No offense, but people just find every reason to say something bad about Maria. If you actually read the thread, most people are not saying they have a problem with the dance. People are just saying that when you do a dance like that, you should expect people to make comments like Marias. And to all the people saying the IW thing is just as obnoxious as the dance, no one (well almost) is denying that. I like the dance, I like Marias comment, and I like the IW thing. For example, if Dani said something bitchy about Marias comment, I would not mind at all and completely understand.
I, like Maria, have a dry and sarcastic sense of humor which sadly a lot of people perceive as being bitchy.

Vodkapova
Apr 1st, 2011, 07:55 PM
OMG Maria's quote is on the front page of Yahoo. :sobbing:

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/blog/busted_racquet/post/Sharapova-digs-at-Petkovic-8217-s-on-court-danc?urn=ten-wp268#mwpphu-container

Steff_forever
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:07 PM
If Petkovic's dance isn't classy, then Sharapova's sarcastic comments afterwards are even less classy. ;)
that's how I see it...

Craig.
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:10 PM
OMG Maria's quote is on the front page of Yahoo. :sobbing:

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/blog/busted_racquet/post/Sharapova-digs-at-Petkovic-8217-s-on-court-danc?urn=ten-wp268#mwpphu-container

You're not helping... :lol:

Akaniero
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:20 PM
Sharapova is back in a big final and haters are coming back in full force. You missed her, admit it:lol:
Nobody who likes tennis missed her.
It'll be great when she's falls down the rankings again.

Steff_forever
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:22 PM
I'm happy that Andy is searching for another ritual after Key Biscayne. I just wonder if she tries to cook up sth which isn't provocative but funny/charming.

For all the Maria fans who wrote in this thread and who still believe the Petko dance was aborted cause TOB wanted it: :help:

I guess Andy knew that this dance just was funny for a short period but became annoying and boring for herself. A trap she wanted to get out. She is far more targeted to prof tennis than letting such rituals cost her the focus on the game

Ferg
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:30 PM
Shes so classy! :inlove:

jacobruiz
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:51 PM
No, Pova did much worse things....

Oh, alright, I'm somewhat bored atm - What things pray tell?:rolleyes:
Yeah, we know Maria said "this is MY house". :yawn:

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2011, 09:00 PM
Typical YOU answer... :spit: 2007... famous 2007 year... but you also seem to forget that Rena and her trashtalk were all smashed away when JUSTINE persistently humiliated her in 4 of the 4 majors... but you take care to not reveal this... fair enough.


ROFL !! Watch Maria comeback on her 13 majors and take care now again of the tour while Rena slowly disappears anonymously by the little door... :lol: Now you can say "ouch".



How are you sure Maria will ever lost to Rena again !!? :rolls: Rena in case you are just realizing has been out for a year plus... Maria has upped her game drastically you should seriously be the one trying to generate excuses for when Rena gets a next spanking from Pova... :lol:

Moreover stop trying to make Shoulderpova relevant you're just too desperate to make Rena a status over a player who has just prevailed from a career threatening injury.

Yeah sure..Justine was too good that year for Serena..but that didn't stop Serena from whooping Masha twice. Besides...Serena vs Maria. Why should I mention Juju vs Serena?! :scratch:

:haha: :rolls: If she can't even beat Wozniacki..how in the heck is she gonna win 10 more majors? :secret: she isn't 17 anymore. Serena's gonna become 30 this year, soo..no surprise if she were to retire.

I didn't say: NEVER gonna lose to Maria..I said: HASN'T lost to Maria since. That's a fact. Maria's only last week got smoked by Caro, barely got by some Dulugheru chick and squeeked past Petkovic. Nice..but somehow I highly doubt Serena's sweating it. ;)

Ok, ok..so the shoulder-thing is finally done with now? So when Maria gets her clock cleaned 1 and 2 again it's not because of the shoulder?! :yeah:

Craig.
Apr 1st, 2011, 09:02 PM
Yeah sure..Justine was too good that year for Serena..but that didn't stop Serena from whooping Masha twice. Besides...Serena vs Maria. Why should I mention Juju vs Serena?! :scratch:

:haha: :rolls: If she can't even beat Wozniacki..how in the heck is she gonna win 10 more majors? :secret: she isn't 17 anymore. Serena's gonna become 30 this year, soo..no surprise if she were to retire.

I didn't say: NEVER gonna lose to Maria..I said: HASN'T lost to Maria since. That's a fact. Maria's only last week got smoked by Caro, barely got by some Dulugheru chick and squeeked past Petkovic. Nice..but somehow I highly doubt Serena's sweating it. ;)

Ok, ok..so the shoulder-thing is finally done with now? So when Maria gets her clock cleaned 1 and 2 again it's not because of the shoulder?! :yeah:

That hasn't been an issue for like a year and a half and yet you keep bringing it up as if we Masha fans keep using it as an excuse when we don't :tape:

LoveFifteen
Apr 1st, 2011, 09:07 PM
Do you ever have a post with more than 4 words? :hysteric:

:rolls: I have had the same thought.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Apr 1st, 2011, 09:10 PM
This thread is such a mess :help:

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2011, 09:22 PM
That hasn't been an issue for like a year and a half and yet you keep bringing it up as if we Masha fans keep using it as an excuse when we don't :tape:

Oh my bad then..;) It was just so hilarious back in the days how the shoulder went from ok to totally destroyed in one match. But if it's a thing of the past now, my bad.

It's been 3 years since Masha relevant indeed, so must admit..

Ferg
Apr 1st, 2011, 09:27 PM
Oh my bad then..;) It was just so hilarious back in the days how the shoulder went from ok to totally destroyed in one match. But if it's a thing of the past now, my bad.

It's been 3 years since Masha relevant indeed, so must admit..

Dont be silly... shes always been relevent. She just tanked her early round GS matches since her comeback because she knew she wasnt ready to face the top players yet. Apparently... :scared:

JamieOwen3
Apr 1st, 2011, 09:43 PM
The fact that Maria's able to be out there competing at all is a blessing for all her fans, We're grateful that she's still out there competing even though she could have waved goodbye and lived a life of a business woman full time.She showed that not even a career threatening injury could stop her from doing what she really loves.

Now i wait the return of Serena who i miss very much!

And im OVER that comment now. :yawn:

Vikapower
Apr 1st, 2011, 10:14 PM
Yeah sure..Justine was too good that year for Serena..but that didn't stop Serena from whooping Masha twice. Besides...Serena vs Maria. Why should I mention Juju vs Serena?! :scratch:

:spit: At first place you never should have said that about Maria since the same happened to Rena period 2007... if you say Maria was getting slaughtered then by principle you should have named Rena/Justine 2007. ;) But hey, not a problem that you've tried to pass that under silence.

ROFL !! I know you well now and you're always in denial when concerning Maria... :lol: In AO she was the #1 seed... bar the 1rst. rnd. she was schooling everyone so how do you explain that in the final her level just dropped all of a sudden to a non seeded player !!??

:haha: :rolls: If she can't even beat Wozniacki..how in the heck is she gonna win 10 more majors? :secret: she isn't 17 anymore. Serena's gonna become 30 this year, soo..no surprise if she were to retire.

Denial, denial, denial... See you have just made another false argument up for yourself once again... as far as I know Woz has NEVER beaten Maria in peak and period 2008... as far as I know she got schooled so how is Caro relevant in denying peak Maria's quest !!? :spit:

I didn't say: NEVER gonna lose to Maria..I said: HASN'T lost to Maria since. That's a fact.
Are you talking about the opponent's who already comes beat up on-court before the match has even started !? Maria. Rena. :awww:

Ok, ok..so the shoulder-thing is finally done with now? So when Maria gets her clock cleaned 1 and 2 again it's not because of the shoulder?! :yeah:

You damn are funny but shoulder goes from end-Wim 2007 to roughly last year 2010... that's done/over but what about the secondary effects after such a career threatening injury !!?? Loss of confidence etc... and you REALLY can't deny that 4 of the 6 wins of Rena over Maria were in the shoulder period...

It has never gone to your mind that even one of the greatest could choke too !? AO 2005/2007, first set-Wim 2010... there are no problems here. :shrug:

cn ireland
Apr 1st, 2011, 10:18 PM
Go Maria:hearts:

Hate that dance!!!

toxina90
Apr 2nd, 2011, 12:48 AM
Funny how Sharapova fans have no problem with Sharapova's celebration at 07:14 and "This is my home!" crap. :wavey:

_havJhha6vU#t=7m14s

The sad thing about that I find is, in comparison, Hantuchova has achieved so little, so why did/does Maria act as if she's such a huge rival? :o

Dominic
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:08 AM
No, Pova did much worse things....

Examples please?

Dominic
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:12 AM
Oh, please. As much as I am hoping for her and some others to step up to eliminate mediocrity at the top, her cries of "Come on!" after winning were just as tacky as the Petko dance...

She's come back from a set deficit, it's a huge tournament, she hasnt been in a final in a while and she was playing someone she wanted revenge against. What the Hell are you talking about!?

tkutsaar
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:20 AM
I find Maria’s comments petty and beneath a true champion. If as a player on the WTA tour you are bothered by the Petko dance than you know the way to avoid it is to defeat her. If she beats you then you have to endure the dance- oh my what a humiliation! What the dance somehow makes the loss worse? Really get a grip.

Condemning the Petko dance is the supreme example of political correctness. The loser is more important than the winner. The winner must be careful not to upset the sensibilities of the loser. God I hate that notion.

Most posters herein suggest that Maria’s comments are in retaliation to the fact that Andrea did the Petko dance while Maria was still on the court after their AO match. Oh my Maria was more hurt by the dance than by the fact she played poorly and was soundly thrashed.

Some posters suggest that Maria’s remarks were a witty retaliation and an example of her dry humor. Sorry no! If Maria were to truly retaliate with dry humor and wit then she could have better responded with something along the lines of:

“That Andrea has been a dancing fool lately and I knew I would have to play well to stop this activity.”

lefty24
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:32 AM
I find Maria’s comments petty and beneath a true champion. If as a player on the WTA tour you are bothered by the Petko dance than you know the way to avoid it is to defeat her. If she beats you then you have to endure the dance- oh my what a humiliation! What the dance somehow makes the loss worse? Really get a grip.

Condemning the Petko dance is the supreme example of political correctness. The loser is more important than the winner. The winner must be careful not to upset the sensibilities of the loser. God I hate that notion.

Most posters herein suggest that Maria’s comments are in retaliation to the fact that Andrea did the Petko dance while Maria was still on the court after their AO match. Oh my Maria was more hurt by the dance than by the fact she played poorly and was soundly thrashed.

Some posters suggest that Maria’s remarks were a witty retaliation and an example of her dry humor. Sorry no! If Maria were to truly retaliate with dry humor and wit then she could have better responded with something along the lines of:

“That Andrea has been a dancing fool lately and I knew I would have to play well to stop this activity.”

Actually, from my own personally experience it does. One time I played doubles and lost, the other team did a celebration dance. It hurt. And this wasn't in front of millions of people.

That is not an example dry humor, or humor in general. :tape:
None of us saw the interview, so therefor, non of us can judge if she was being a b*tch or not.

hablo
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:41 AM
OMG Maria's quote is on the front page of Yahoo. :sobbing:

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/blog/busted_racquet/post/Sharapova-digs-at-Petkovic-8217-s-on-court-danc?urn=ten-wp268#mwpphu-container
I thought this was an april fools joke at first... :haha:

Because I didn't do the dance after. I wasn't tired.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, to be honest, I felt like I was just making a lot errors in the first set and I wasn't moving my feet at all. And especially with the wind I wasn't moving towards the ball and letting the ball come to me and not really being aggressive. That's what's won me so many matches in my career is when I step in and I hit my strokes and they come deep. I just wasn't doing that.
So first and foremost I felt like I had to start doing that and making little steps and adjusting my game a little bit. More than anything, I sensed that she was tired -- probably a lot of the dancing that she's been doing -- and I took advantage of it.

The "this is my home" comment a few years back was pretty classless, especially considering the fact that Hantuchova wasn't even thinking about the likes of Sharpie when she had said it. :tape:

But damn, Sharpie has outdone herself this time. She just reminded me why I can't stand her... Too bad the likes of Serena aren't around to bring her back to reality. :help::haha::o:rolleyes:

Sp!ffy
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:53 AM
I find Maria’s comments petty and beneath a true champion. If as a player on the WTA tour you are bothered by the Petko dance than you know the way to avoid it is to defeat her. If she beats you then you have to endure the dance- oh my what a humiliation! What the dance somehow makes the loss worse? Really get a grip.

Condemning the Petko dance is the supreme example of political correctness. The loser is more important than the winner. The winner must be careful not to upset the sensibilities of the loser. God I hate that notion.

Most posters herein suggest that Maria’s comments are in retaliation to the fact that Andrea did the Petko dance while Maria was still on the court after their AO match. Oh my Maria was more hurt by the dance than by the fact she played poorly and was soundly thrashed.

Some posters suggest that Maria’s remarks were a witty retaliation and an example of her dry humor. Sorry no! If Maria were to truly retaliate with dry humor and wit then she could have better responded with something along the lines of:

“That Andrea has been a dancing fool lately and I knew I would have to play well to stop this activity.”
Youre an idiot. Where did Maria condemn Petkos dance? How do you know she wasnt playfully jabbing at Petko?

fifty-fifty
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:01 AM
I find Maria’s comments petty and beneath a true champion. If as a player on the WTA tour you are bothered by the Petko dance than you know the way to avoid it is to defeat her. If she beats you then you have to endure the dance- oh my what a humiliation! What the dance somehow makes the loss worse? Really get a grip.

Condemning the Petko dance is the supreme example of political correctness. The loser is more important than the winner. The winner must be careful not to upset the sensibilities of the loser. God I hate that notion.

Most posters herein suggest that Maria’s comments are in retaliation to the fact that Andrea did the Petko dance while Maria was still on the court after their AO match. Oh my Maria was more hurt by the dance than by the fact she played poorly and was soundly thrashed.

Some posters suggest that Maria’s remarks were a witty retaliation and an example of her dry humor. Sorry no! If Maria were to truly retaliate with dry humor and wit then she could have better responded with something along the lines of:

“That Andrea has been a dancing fool lately and I knew I would have to play well to stop this activity.”

amen

lefty24
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:05 AM
Youre an idiot. Where did Maria condemn Petkos dance? How do you know she wasnt playfully jabbing at Petko?

exactly. Sadly, people are just using this as an excuse to hate on Maria.

Dominic
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:34 AM
I find Maria’s comments petty and beneath a true champion. If as a player on the WTA tour you are bothered by the Petko dance than you know the way to avoid it is to defeat her. If she beats you then you have to endure the dance- oh my what a humiliation! What the dance somehow makes the loss worse? Really get a grip.


Dude who are u to tell ppl they can't dislike that dance? I personally think that dance is really stupid and she looks like an ass everytime she does it. Maria has the right to think the same and express herself about it. But TBH I don't think her comments were meant to be taken super seriously, it seems like she's kidding.

tkutsaar
Apr 2nd, 2011, 05:18 AM
Youre an idiot. Where did Maria condemn Petkos dance? How do you know she wasnt playfully jabbing at Petko?
I certainly do not pretend to know what was in Maria’s mind when she replied as she did in the interview. I can only judge by what she said and draw inferences from it. So let me cross the “tees” and dot the “eyes” for you so you understand why I came to the conclusion that I had come to. Just to review when asked if she felt tired considering the length of her previous match, Maria replied to the effect: “because I didn’t do the dance after I wasn’t tired”. Later on when Maria was describing the match she uttered the throwaway line that she sensed Andrea was getting tired probably because of the dancing she had been doing.

I think we can all agree that Maria did not intend that those remarks were to be taken literally. It was obviously meant as a dig at the Petko dance. The inference is that the dance bothers her or otherwise why refer to it at all. You can review all the postings in this thread and you can see everyone and I do mean everyone including you comes to that conclusion or at least do not come to an opposite conclusion. Most posters suggest Maria’s remarks were prompted by Andrea’s dance after their match at AO- surely a reasonable inference as well.

I will say Maria’s remarks are certainly a very human reaction and I don’t condemn them as such. The point I am making is that Maria as a champion should be above such petty concerns and it speaks volumes that as far as I’m aware no other victim of the Petko dance has uttered a negative observation.

tkutsaar
Apr 2nd, 2011, 05:28 AM
Dude who are u to tell ppl they can't dislike that dance? I personally think that dance is really stupid and she looks like an ass everytime she does it. Maria has the right to think the same and express herself about it. But TBH I don't think her comments were meant to be taken super seriously, it seems like she's kidding.



I don’t believe I have dictated to anyone how they should think. I am positive that I have not prohibited you from disliking the Petko dance. Actually I haven’t even prohibited Maria from disliking the Petko dance. Since I obviously do not agree with you do you wish that I be prohibited from expressing my opinion?

tkutsaar
Apr 2nd, 2011, 05:38 AM
Actually, from my own personally experience it does. One time I played doubles and lost, the other team did a celebration dance. It hurt. And this wasn't in front of millions of people.

I do not doubt your feelings but what would you want to do about it? Are you in the political correct crowd that now advocates prohibition of scoring in children’s sports? Such has been implemented in some very liberal communities.

Still we are talking about professional athletes who earn very lucrative sums of money and should be inured to such minor form of celebration. A famous quote of Pres Truman comes to mind: “If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.”

schorsch
Apr 2nd, 2011, 06:10 AM
Petkvovic said herself that she asks her opponents before the matches wether they're fine with the Petko-dance or not, so I hardly doubt this was meant as a "dig", but rather Maria's dry sense of humour. It simply means Andrea has been winning a lot...

s_j
Apr 2nd, 2011, 06:49 AM
Petkvovic said herself that she asks her opponents before the matches wether they're fine with the Petko-dance or not, so I hardly doubt this was meant as a "dig", but rather Maria's dry sense of humour. It simply means Andrea has been winning a lot...

If Andrea asked Maria that before their match, that would have been motivation for Maria enough.

Vodkapova
Apr 2nd, 2011, 07:07 AM
Still we are talking about professional athletes who earn very lucrative sums of money and should be inured to such minor form of celebration. A famous quote of Pres Truman comes to mind: “If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.”

You make it sound like Maria couldn't stand the dance and lost because of it. Maybe she was bothered by it a little but she did win, so it was probably a little extra motivation which is a good thing (for her at least), right? She took a little jab at it. Like I've said before, I wish Maria hadn't said it because people would take it over the top. We don't know what goes on behind the camera. But everyone is a little biased one way or another depending on their feelings toward Maria so people can believe what they want.

bandabou
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:22 AM
:spit: At first place you never should have said that about Maria since the same happened to Rena period 2007... if you say Maria was getting slaughtered then by principle you should have named Rena/Justine 2007. ;) But hey, not a problem that you've tried to pass that under silence.

ROFL !! I know you well now and you're always in denial when concerning Maria... :lol: In AO she was the #1 seed... bar the 1rst. rnd. she was schooling everyone so how do you explain that in the final her level just dropped all of a sudden to a non seeded player !!??



Denial, denial, denial... See you have just made another false argument up for yourself once again... as far as I know Woz has NEVER beaten Maria in peak and period 2008... as far as I know she got schooled so how is Caro relevant in denying peak Maria's quest !!? :spit:


Are you talking about the opponent's who already comes beat up on-court before the match has even started !? Maria. Rena. :awww:



You damn are funny but shoulder goes from end-Wim 2007 to roughly last year 2010... that's done/over but what about the secondary effects after such a career threatening injury !!?? Loss of confidence etc... and you REALLY can't deny that 4 of the 6 wins of Rena over Maria were in the shoulder period...

It has never gone to your mind that even one of the greatest could choke too !? AO 2005/2007, first set-Wim 2010... there are no problems here. :shrug:

Nice try..but that only makes Maria look worse. Because she was getting owned by Serena AND Juju that year no? Serena had only one nemesis: Juju.

:lol: Well because none of those players were called Serena Williams. That's why.

Ah the peak period of two weeks?! Still hoping for it come back, I see?! :aww:

:lol: Well considering it's been almost 7 years now since Masha beat Serena, no need for excuses there for Serena no?
For Masha.it was the career-threatening shoulder injury of course.

Indeed..it was Serena does to people. Make them start doubting themselves..and that's why Masha never would dare talk about: "this is MY home" when facing Serena.

Good luck Masha!

bandabou
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:23 AM
The fact that Maria's able to be out there competing at all is a blessing for all her fans, We're grateful that she's still out there competing even though she could have waved goodbye and lived a life of a business woman full time.She showed that not even a career threatening injury could stop her from doing what she really loves.

Now i wait the return of Serena who i miss very much!

And im OVER that comment now. :yawn:

Respects!

Raiden
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:55 AM
It was nowhere near as nasty as what she did to Hantuchova. There she was aggressively scolding and baiting Danka right in her face. Practically inviting her for a verbal bitch-fest or something worse.

That's not what she did to Petko. This time she was much more professional and calculating. She cleverly didn't directly address Andrea. It was all "me" and "I". So the comment can be regarded as a lighthearted jab
.

AndreConrad
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:55 AM
I certainly do not pretend to know what was in Maria’s mind when she replied as she did in the interview. I can only judge by what she said and draw inferences from it. So let me cross the “tees” and dot the “eyes” for you so you understand why I came to the conclusion that I had come to. Just to review when asked if she felt tired considering the length of her previous match, Maria replied to the effect: “because I didn’t do the dance after I wasn’t tired”. Later on when Maria was describing the match she uttered the throwaway line that she sensed Andrea was getting tired probably because of the dancing she had been doing.

I think we can all agree that Maria did not intend that those remarks were to be taken literally. It was obviously meant as a dig at the Petko dance. The inference is that the dance bothers her or otherwise why refer to it at all. You can review all the postings in this thread and you can see everyone and I do mean everyone including you comes to that conclusion or at least do not come to an opposite conclusion. Most posters suggest Maria’s remarks were prompted by Andrea’s dance after their match at AO- surely a reasonable inference as well.

I will say Maria’s remarks are certainly a very human reaction and I don’t condemn them as such. The point I am making is that Maria as a champion should be above such petty concerns and it speaks volumes that as far as I’m aware no other victim of the Petko dance has uttered a negative observation.
In my opinion the reason for Maria's comment is the fact that Maria likes to be witty in her answers and her being bothered by Andrea's dance had little to do with what she said. She is very well spoken, unfortunately her attempts at wit or humor come across ackward or as "wise ass" statements. I would not think that she is being petty.

Queenpova
Apr 2nd, 2011, 11:45 AM
Mwahahahahah :devil:

Queenpova
Apr 2nd, 2011, 12:00 PM
btw does anyone know how many posts I need to create a new thread?

Monzanator
Apr 2nd, 2011, 12:16 PM
Petkvovic said herself that she asks her opponents before the matches wether they're fine with the Petko-dance or not, so I hardly doubt this was meant as a "dig", but rather Maria's dry sense of humour. It simply means Andrea has been winning a lot...

Maria is always strictly business out on the court. If someone expects anything even close to funny or humorous from her, then probably hasn't seen her play that often :lol:

perseus2006
Apr 2nd, 2011, 12:25 PM
...

Still we are talking about professional athletes who earn very lucrative sums of money and should be inured to such minor form of celebration. A famous quote of Pres Truman comes to mind: “If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.”

Here's a few thoughts that are interesting:

As Teerin said, Pova jabbed at the Petkodance during her interview. Actually she landed two jabs. Why? Pova has demonstrated many times in her career that she is "inured to such minor form of celebration", as you put it. So why was the Petkodance on her mind at all?

My theory is that the Petkodance came to Pova's mind while she was sitting there after losing the first set 6-3. That "minor form of celebration" was the inspiration for her to raise her level and play championship tennis. The result was that, in the second and third sets, Petko was as irrelevant as the wind!

That's why the Petkodance was on her mind during the interview. It would be good for Petko in the future to remember a lyric from an old song that went like, "...you don't tug on superman's cape...".

Pova found another option concerning the "heat in the kitchen": She turned it up!

Vee Williams
Apr 2nd, 2011, 12:53 PM
In my opinion the reason for Maria's comment is the fact that Maria likes to be witty in her answers and her being bothered by Andrea's dance had little to do with what she said. She is very well spoken, unfortunately her attempts at wit or humor come across ackward or as "wise ass" statements. I would not think that she is being petty.

When? :rolleyes:

Maria has made such kind of comments before. Part of it must have something to do with education, or lack thereof.

fifty-fifty
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:10 PM
When? :rolleyes:

Maria has made such kind of comments before. Part of it must have something to do with education, or lack thereof.

You mean college degree? A lot of players don't have it. It's just part of her character.

AndreConrad
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:38 PM
When? :rolleyes:

Maria has made such kind of comments before. Part of it must have something to do with education, or lack thereof.

Oh c'mon she always answers straight to the point without beating around the bushes. Her answers are usually intelligent and logical. On the other hand as I said in the rest of my statement her attempts at humor are ackward and yes she did it more then once. I would not draw such conclusion based on one occurrence.

Shinjiro
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:56 PM
Petkvovic said herself that she asks her opponents before the matches wether they're fine with the Petko-dance or not,
Oh, I didn't know that. Then she should have said Hell. No. :shrugs:

Sharapowerr
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:20 PM
When? :rolleyes:

Maria has made such kind of comments before. Part of it must have something to do with education, or lack thereof.

What does education have do with this? The Petkovic dance was annoying, and it's kind of disrespectful against a former #1 and a 3 GS winner to do a weird dance afterwards..

And what about Serena dissing Safina, is that a normal comment?

Dominic
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:23 PM
I don’t believe I have dictated to anyone how they should think. I am positive that I have not prohibited you from disliking the Petko dance. Actually I haven’t even prohibited Maria from disliking the Petko dance. Since I obviously do not agree with you do you wish that I be prohibited from expressing my opinion?

No, I just wish your opinion was a bit less biased.

Mistress of Evil
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:26 PM
When? :rolleyes:

Maria has made such kind of comments before. Part of it must have something to do with education, or lack thereof.

yeah, totally agree but the lack is on your side :hug: Her sense of humour is a little too much intelligent for you to handle ;)

Dominic
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:27 PM
Maria is always strictly business out on the court. If someone expects anything even close to funny or humorous from her, then probably hasn't seen her play that often :lol:

Have you ever seen an interview of her before?

doujyr
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:30 PM
I do not doubt your feelings but what would you want to do about it? Are you in the political correct crowd that now advocates prohibition of scoring in children’s sports? Such has been implemented in some very liberal communities.

Still we are talking about professional athletes who earn very lucrative sums of money and should be inured to such minor form of celebration.



i'm all for teaching competitive sport, but also respect for one's opponent, dignity, courtesy,chivalry - all words that a lot of people on here will need to google to find out what they mean, as you don't see them much in this age of the fist pump after every point.

and if you consider it a "minor" form of celebration then i can only think you've never played sport in your life.

JAS_
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:41 PM
Maria's attempts at being funny :bolt:

Ummm, just no. Stick to hitting that ball, gal.

Shinjiro
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:52 PM
Yep, or think of a better one. She'd had months for that.

i'm all for teaching competitive sport, but also respect for one's opponent, dignity, courtesy,chivalry - all words that a lot of people on here will need to google to find out what they mean, as you don't see them much in this age of the fist pump after every point.

and if you consider it a "minor" form of celebration then i can only think you've never played sport in your life.Maybe you could lighten up a bit :hug: I mean, footballers also celebrate and do little dances after scoring a goal.

Vlover
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:11 PM
I love tennis, but one of the things I hate the most, besides a lot of the fans, is the way people constantly have to bring "classiness" and "etiquette" into the sport. If you win the World Cup, you can jump up and down, scream, cry, cheer, and dance. You win a Slam, and every other tired-ass bitch on this website is going to self-righteously criticize you for either not celebrating enough, celebrating too much, not showing enough compassion for the runner-up, showing too much compassion for the runner up, or either being falsely humble or arrogant in your post-match interview.

Is my impression of tennis fans skewed by this message board? Or are a lot of them really this obnoxious and snooty? The girl does a dance after a win. Big fucken deal ... :shrug:
Exactly! It is one of the phoniest things I've ever come across also, especially when it might be the only sport that ever had a fanatic who tried to kill the rival of their fave on the court.:help: Where does that fall on the so called "classy" meter?:rolleyes: After that incident I think a little "bitchiness" pales in comparison and the use of the word "class" should be omitted entirely from tennis and let the players and their fans have some fun. (The bitchiness between Venus/Serena and Hingis gave those rivalry character):angel:

Vee Williams
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:15 PM
yeah, totally agree but the lack is on your side :hug: Her sense of humour is a little too much intelligent for you to handle ;)

insecure much? i don't expect you to understand all that is said here

Monzanator
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:16 PM
Have you ever seen an interview of her before?

I've said on the court as in during the match. Post-match interviews are irrelevant ;)

that's how I see it...

Maria has earned her right to be a bitch (as well as WS). Petkovic has done nothing on the tour so far and has no business in doing likewise until she actually wins something of significant importance.

Vee Williams
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:17 PM
Oh c'mon she always answers straight to the point without beating around the bushes. Her answers are usually intelligent and logical. On the other hand as I said in the rest of my statement her attempts at humor are ackward and yes she did it more then once. I would not draw such conclusion based on one occurrence.

Straight to the point and without beating around the bushes doesn't mean she can't be rude or condescending to others in her interviews. I do agree with your other point though, her sense of humor is... awkward at best.

Vee Williams
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:20 PM
What does education have do with this? The Petkovic dance was annoying, and it's kind of disrespectful against a former #1 and a 3 GS winner to do a weird dance afterwards..

And what about Serena dissing Safina, is that a normal comment?

Education (school or home education) has everything to do with the way we express ourselves and the things that we say about others.

I don't understand, however, why did you bring Serena into the conversation. I am not going to defend her comments, although some could probably argue that with 13 Grand Slams she could maybe afford the occasional diva moment during interviews. I won't go there though :)

Mistress of Evil
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:21 PM
insecure much? i don't expect you to understand all that is said here

oh, yeah very much :) I totally cannot understand due to me not having enough knowledge in English and most importantly me being trash. :sad:

Vee Williams
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:24 PM
oh, yeah very much :) I totally cannot understand due to me not having enough knowledge in English and most importantly me being trash. :sad:

I would never write that about you. And I healthily disagree with you... again ;)

doujyr
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:26 PM
I mean, footballers also celebrate and do little dances after scoring a goal.


as good an argument not to do it as you could want. do you want tennis players to start acting like footballers? :eek::lol: plus football is a team sport, and therefore not anywhere near as personal. clearly another person who has never competed one on one.

gociku
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:27 PM
I observe this from another aspect and see that Sharapova is a clever and funny girl. Don't forget that she was asked about this, she didn't start it. Clever because she used this chance to let out her frustration about the AO loss, funny because she attacked Petkovic but not in a offensive way :devil:

Mistress of Evil
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:37 PM
I would never write that about you. And I healthily disagree with you... again ;)

I wrote it just to make it clear ;) Back to topic, Masha's sense of humour is sarcastic and can be interpreted the wrong way . :wavey:

tkutsaar
Apr 2nd, 2011, 03:52 PM
i'm all for teaching competitive sport, but also respect for one's opponent, dignity, courtesy,chivalry - all words that a lot of people on here will need to google to find out what they mean, as you don't see them much in this age of the fist pump after every point.

and if you consider it a "minor" form of celebration then i can only think you've never played sport in your life.

I would agree that respect for one’s opponent, dignity, courtesy, chivalry in professional sports has become scarce probably because of the monies involved. In professional tennis I would date the decline of such sterling qualities to when Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe arrived upon the scene although Illie Nastase was obviously the pioneer. Once tennis fans started accepting and condoning such behavior it opened the floodgates for boorish behavior.

As for me considering the Petko dance as a minor form of celebration I would concede perhaps in women’s tennis it might be deemed borderline to excess but when one compares it to other sports her dance is definitely minor. You may be interested to know that in American football the referees can assess a penalty against a team whose player or players celebrate excessively after a score. Assessment of this penalty has become somewhat commonplace and I can assure you each time the penalty has been applied the excessive celebration in question was much more egregious than Petko’s dance.

doujyr
Apr 2nd, 2011, 04:01 PM
You may be interested to know that in American football the referees can assess a penalty against a team whose player or players celebrate excessively after a score. Assessment of this penalty has become somewhat commonplace and I can assure you each time the penalty has been applied the excessive celebration in question was much more egregious than Petko’s dance.

i'm well aware of that, tyvm, and i repeat my reply to an earlier post about football - a very poor comparision.

a much better example would be the respect shown to your opponent in victory in the martial arts such as boxing, tae kwon do, ju jitsu. now that should be something to aim for and aspire to, not this ridiculous dance.

tennisbook365
Apr 2nd, 2011, 04:14 PM
hahaha thats funny :)Sharapova after the match: More than anything, I sensed that she was tired - probably a lot of the dancing that she's been doing - and I took advantage of it.

here is another great quote of Sharapova ;)

"Take your pencils down, take your grunt-o-meters down, the fashion police, put it all away and just watch the match."
Maria Sharapova attacking the media in January of 2006

keep up the great discussions

best,

tennisbook365

www.tennisbook365.com :bounce:

tkutsaar
Apr 2nd, 2011, 04:18 PM
i'm well aware of that, tyvm, and i repeat my reply to an earlier post about football - a very poor comparision.

a much better example would be the respect shown to your opponent in victory in the martial arts such as boxing, tae kwon do, ju jitsu. now that should be something to aim for and aspire to, not this ridiculous dance.

I have never seen a tae kwon do or ju jitsu matches so I have no knowledge. But I have seen boxing matches and it seems to me that the victor usually performs a celebratory dance much more excessive than the Petko dance unless of course he is too pooped to dance.

azdaja
Apr 2nd, 2011, 07:14 PM
In my opinion the reason for Maria's comment is the fact that Maria likes to be witty in her answers and her being bothered by Andrea's dance had little to do with what she said. She is very well spoken, unfortunately her attempts at wit or humor come across ackward or as "wise ass" statements. I would not think that she is being petty.
i agree with this.

i'm well aware of that, tyvm, and i repeat my reply to an earlier post about football - a very poor comparision.

a much better example would be the respect shown to your opponent in victory in the martial arts such as boxing, tae kwon do, ju jitsu. now that should be something to aim for and aspire to, not this ridiculous dance.
you can't be serious about boxers. as for martial arts, there are certain rituals after a fight, but that's comparable to the obligatory handshake after a tennis match. and in tennis you also have more fans in the stands than it is the case with martial arts and they sometimes want to be entertained and it was them who demanded andrea to continue dancing after a win even though she wanted to stop doing it.

Vee Williams
Apr 2nd, 2011, 07:16 PM
I wrote it just to make it clear ;) Back to topic, Masha's sense of humour is sarcastic and can be interpreted the wrong way . :wavey:

I understand now where her fans' sense of humor comes from.

Mistress of Evil
Apr 2nd, 2011, 07:20 PM
I understand now where her fans' sense of humor comes from.

Generalization :o

Matt01
Apr 2nd, 2011, 07:33 PM
I observe this from another aspect and see that Sharapova is a clever and funny girl. Don't forget that she was asked about this, she didn't start it. Clever because she used this chance to let out her frustration about the AO loss, funny because she attacked Petkovic but not in a offensive way :devil:


Well, too bad that I already figured her out and exposed the unclassiness of her comment :p



Maria has earned her right to be a bitch (as well as WS). Petkovic has done nothing on the tour so far and has no business in doing likewise until she actually wins something of significant importance.


I hope I don't have to explain why this attitude is so wrong :banghead:

Ferg
Apr 2nd, 2011, 07:34 PM
Monzanator :rolls:

Nico_E
Apr 2nd, 2011, 08:38 PM
hey Sharapova, you just got Azarenka's butt right in your face 6-1 6-4

-dedicated from Andrea Petkovic

Shvedbarilescu
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:00 PM
Sharapova seemed really tired today. Maybe she did the dance in secret after her win against Petkovic on Thursday. :shrug:

joão.
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:04 PM
^Probably. :lol:

Dominic
Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:39 PM
I've said on the court as in during the match. Post-match interviews are irrelevant ;)


Actually it's the on court stuff that's irrelevant here as she said that during a post-match interview.

CillyUltra
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:56 AM
Maria has drawn the biggest attention ever to the Petko Dance. :lol:

More than 1100 comments on the yahoo story (http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/blog/busted_racquet/post/Sharapova-digs-at-Petkovic-8217-s-on-court-danc?urn=ten-wp268#mwpphu-container) and nearly 700k views of its embedded video yet.


nc4l5vTIRgc


So happy people are watching Andrea's triumph and have a look at her personality.


Maria :inlove:

Shinjiro
Apr 3rd, 2011, 01:55 AM
as good an argument not to do it as you could want. do you want tennis players to start acting like footballers? :eek::lol: plus football is a team sport, and therefore not anywhere near as personal. clearly another person who has never competed one on one.
K how about two on two then - about half as personal:

http://www.gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=2216797&t=o

Seriously though, yes I have, no there wasn't any dancing involved at the end (maybe because there is only one Petkorazzi :cool:) and no, I don't want footballers on a tennis court. But a 5 second victory dance, directed towards the crowd (strictly for the show), while the opponent walks off to the chair (and was asked for permission beforehand, so no disrespect meant) still fails to put me off. If anything, that'd be just making fun of herself. :shrug:

Sharapova seemed really tired today. Maybe she did the dance in secret after her win against Petkovic on Thursday. :shrug:
Ha – that, was funny.

Sp!ffy
Apr 3rd, 2011, 02:04 AM
Maria has drawn the biggest attention ever to the Petko Dance. :lol:

More than 1100 comments on the yahoo story (http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/blog/busted_racquet/post/Sharapova-digs-at-Petkovic-8217-s-on-court-danc?urn=ten-wp268#mwpphu-container) and nearly 700k views of its embedded video yet.


nc4l5vTIRgc


So happy people are watching Andrea's triumph and have a look at her personality.


Maria :inlove:



So glad so many people get to see Petko for the classless thing she is. :inlove:

debby
Apr 3rd, 2011, 02:08 AM
So glad so many people get to see Petko for the classless thing she is. :inlove:

:weirdo: At least Miami is more Azarenka's home and IW Hantuchova's home than Maria's. :rolls:

Mary Cherry.
Apr 3rd, 2011, 02:19 AM
So glad so many people get to see Petko for the classless thing she is. :inlove:

:lol:

I can taste the bitterness from here :tape:

Serenita
Apr 3rd, 2011, 04:29 AM
:weirdo: At least Miami is more Azarenka's home and IW Hantuchova's home than Maria's. :rolls:
:haha:

Dominic
Apr 3rd, 2011, 05:08 AM
:haha:

Why do you hate Maria so much? It's pretty creepy you know that?

Sp!ffy
Apr 3rd, 2011, 05:31 AM
:haha:

This is a classic example of a bitter Serena fan laughing at every lame insult of Maria.


And debby, at least Maria is still...you know..playing the sport and not sitting at home all depressed, unlike you know who...:lol:

P.s. At least Wimbledon is more of marias home than justines :happy:

HRHoliviasmith
Apr 3rd, 2011, 05:35 AM
Why do you hate Maria so much? It's pretty creepy you know that?

the same can be asked and said about your hatred of serena. :weirdo:

This is a classic example of a bitter Serena fan laughing at every lame insult of Maria.


And debby, at least Maria is still...you know..playing the sport and not sitting at home all depressed, unlike you know who...:lol:

P.s. At least Wimbledon is more of marias home than justines :happy:

:baby: