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joão.
May 18th, 2012, 06:48 PM
* Sharapova causes stir over Azarenka withdrawal
* Azarenka says seeking more protection of players' rights

Russia's Maria Sharapova caused a stir at the Italian Open on Friday when she questioned Victoria Azarenka's claim that she had been forced to quit to protect her ranking.

Azarenka won her first match against Shahar Peer, but then immediately pulled out of the tournament, citing a right shoulder injury.

On Friday, Azarenka said via Twitter that she had to play in the first game in order to protect her position at the top of the world rankings.

However, Sharapova said the Belarussian was "injured more than anyone" and was often seen "practising two days later".

"I was conflicted and disappointed to withdraw from Rome," Azarenka said. "I tried my hardest but I wasn't healthy going into the tournament.

"If WTA rules were different then I could have focused on getting healthy, but I could not afford another zero pointer on my ranking.

"Hopefully in the future there will be more protection for players' rights."

A "zero pointer" means players have to include that particular tournament in their ranking calculations and cannot replace it with another.
Sharapova said Azarenka had a history of injuries and withdrawals.

"She's been injured more than anyone and still stayed number one," Sharapova said.

"Last year I think she had more injuries than anyone else. Sometimes she'll withdraw and then you'll see her practising two days later."

Sharapova, who had to take almost a year off because of a shoulder surgery, said staying fit was more important to her than paying a fine or losing points.

"For me, if I'm injured, then it doesn't matter how much the fine is, I am not going to play," she said.

"My body and my health are the most important things and if you lose points or have a fine, I don't care about that."

http://eurosport.yahoo.com/18052012/2/tennis-sharapova-slams-azarenka-blaming-wta-rules.html

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 06:50 PM
Ouch.

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 06:50 PM
Maria is a true champion, Azafakea needs to sit down.


http://i44.tinypic.com/2mw7a68.jpg

miffedmax
May 18th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Are you sure she wasn't talking about Jankovic? ;)

Hashim.
May 18th, 2012, 06:51 PM
"For me, if I'm injured, then it doesn't matter how much the fine is, I am not going to play," she said.

"My body and my health are the most important things and if you lose points or have a fine, I don't care about that."


:worship:

joão.
May 18th, 2012, 06:52 PM
Are you sure she wasn't talking about Jankovic?

Who? I think she got the last name right this time around :lol:

shoryuken
May 18th, 2012, 06:52 PM
wow bitchpova :lol:

GoofyDuck
May 18th, 2012, 06:52 PM
Are you sure she wasn't talking about Jankovic?

no, her last name is Azarenka

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 06:53 PM
wow bitchpova :lol:

There's nothing bitchy about this, complete truth. what was bitchy were azarenka's bratty tweets, she's such a little girl

sweetadri06
May 18th, 2012, 06:54 PM
Wow Maria. lol :)

GoofyDuck
May 18th, 2012, 06:54 PM
Maria is just stating facts.

not slamming anyone.

this time around.

Nicolás89
May 18th, 2012, 06:54 PM
I thought this was about Fake's grunts, now that would've been something. :lol:

Pova you pressed sweater, you won Stuttgart not RG. :hug:

madmax
May 18th, 2012, 06:54 PM
slam it like it is Maria:bowdown:

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 06:54 PM
This is the most explicit and expansive a statement I ahve ever seen Maria make toward another player.

it is seems like she has been wating for this chance to give Vika hell

I see madmx vs. Vikapower to pick up the surrogate fight from here on

Let the firework begin:lol:

GoofyDuck
May 18th, 2012, 06:55 PM
Some interviewer ought to call Radwanska and let her comment aswell :devil:

Rest Maria!
May 18th, 2012, 06:55 PM
Maria is a true champion, Azafakea needs to sit down.


http://i44.tinypic.com/2mw7a68.jpg

Vuvurenka is the reigning champion in 5 tournaments, including a major. Pova is the reigning champion in Cincinatti and Stuttgart and defending Rome. You'd think Vuvurenka is doing something right, no?:lol:

Israel
May 18th, 2012, 06:56 PM
As much as I dislike her and her bitching around she's telling the truth... Vika finds new injuries when she wants to.

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 06:56 PM
"She's been extremely injured more than anyone
fixed

Mynarco
May 18th, 2012, 06:56 PM
I like her candidness. This thread won't end well.

saul1333
May 18th, 2012, 06:56 PM
Next Friday (2000)

00:47:06

miffedmax
May 18th, 2012, 06:57 PM
Vika has a delicate constitution.

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 06:57 PM
Still no Vikapower




However, Sharapova said the Belarussian was "injured more than anyone" and was often seen "practising two days later".

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 06:57 PM
Vuvurenka is the reigning champion in 5 tournaments, including a major. Pova is the reigning champion in Cincinatti and Stuttgart and defending Rome. You'd think Vuvurenka is doing something right, no?:lol:

So vuvurenka is a bigger champion than serena by your logic :confused:

Just Do It
May 18th, 2012, 06:57 PM
Is her last name Azarenka?

duhcity
May 18th, 2012, 06:58 PM
lolz whatever Maria. You land in a pile of Cole Haan shoes and Sugarpova prototypes whenever you take a break. Azarenka is fighting to continue her personal best year.

But WTA :hearts:

Dav.
May 18th, 2012, 06:59 PM
Why do we never get video of these epic press conferences? :lol:

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 06:59 PM
and was often seen "practising two days later".

Vikacheater detected by Masha )))

Vuvurenka
May 18th, 2012, 06:59 PM
This gonna be good.

C. Drone
May 18th, 2012, 06:59 PM
:worship:

Azarenka thought what a smart and grown up idea bitching over twitter, while she just gave the gun and ammunition to the hand of haters. :lol:

Pump-it-UP
May 18th, 2012, 07:00 PM
http://i.imgur.com/VEM6Z.gif

miffedmax
May 18th, 2012, 07:00 PM
Well, it's not like they ever liked each other, so it's not like when her and Aga had their "alleged" falling out.

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 07:00 PM
Why do we never get video of these epic press conferences? :lol:

Isnt there back in Poland video?

Anyways Maria is not worried about these girls, they come and go. Same happened with Ivanovic, Kuznetsova and co and where are they now?

Rest Maria!
May 18th, 2012, 07:00 PM
So vuvurenka is a bigger champion than serena by your logic :confused:

Serena was not fully fit for big parts of the last 12 months. Pova was (other than YEC), she has no excuses.

zigga
May 18th, 2012, 07:00 PM
Maria just told the truth :shrug:

pedropt
May 18th, 2012, 07:01 PM
*subscribes*

Patrick345
May 18th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Sharapova should shut her mouth. I´m sure she was sitting on the couch during Doha/Dubai all injured and such. :rolleyes: Can´t wait for their next match. That post match interview should be good. :lol:

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Serena was not fully fit for big parts of the last 12 months. Pova was (other than YEC), she has no excuses.

Call me when vuvu wins 3 slams + YEC :drool:

Sean.
May 18th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Is her last name Radwanska? :oh:

GoofyDuck
May 18th, 2012, 07:02 PM
When is Vika gonna tweet a response

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m42zvgp6CC1qh8whu.gif

Mynarco
May 18th, 2012, 07:03 PM
Will this lead to reconciliation between Azarenka and QV against HBIC?

Jane Lane
May 18th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Y'all bitched about the BFF Sunshine era, and now you got what you wanted. :rolls:

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 07:05 PM
Will this lead to reconciliation between Azarenka and QV against HBIC?

Nope, QV's pride is too hurt after Azarenka keeps beating her so many times they cant be friends

Halepsova
May 18th, 2012, 07:05 PM
This is totally none of Bitchpova's business. Why doesn't she try to figure out how to beat Serena instead of paying attention to Vika's injury? I smell jealousy all over the place. :weirdo:

C. Drone
May 18th, 2012, 07:05 PM
Will this lead to reconciliation between Azarenka and QV against HBIC?

Game of Thrones.

With 100% less boobies.

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 07:06 PM
So curious to know what Vikapower has to say about this :hysteric:

Nicolás89
May 18th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Isnt there back in Poland video?

Anyways Maria is not worried about these girls, they come and go. Same happened with Ivanovic, Kuznetsova and co and where are they now?

Well they are at the same spot Pova was a little more than a year ago. :lol:

Dav.
May 18th, 2012, 07:07 PM
This is totally none of Bitchpova's business. Why doesn't she try to figure out how to beat Serena instead of paying attention to Vika's injury? I smell jealousy all over the place. :weirdo:

I like that you chose Serena instead of Vika herself. Stuttgart. :oh:

Break My Rapture
May 18th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Wow Maria. Seems like she wants to start a beef with Vika.

Anyway, seems like Maria has never heard of retiring out of precaution then. :shrug: Azarenka had to do it a couple of times last year in Rome and Eastbourne in order to not endanger her participation in the upcoming Slams.

I can't wait for the upcoming drama though. :oh:

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 07:08 PM
This is totally none of Bitchpova's business. Why doesn't she try to figure out how to beat Serena instead of paying attention to Vika's injury? I smell jealousy all over the place. :weirdo:

sharapova is clearly jealous of vika's slams, beauty and media attention :angel:

lovevika
May 18th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Can't wait to see the next they match:devil:

MrProdigy555
May 18th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Wow Maria. Seems like she wants to start a beef with Vika.

Anyway, seems like Maria has never heard of retiring out of precaution then. :shrug: Azarenka had to do it a couple of times last year in Rome and Eastbourne in order to not endanger her participation in the upcoming Slams.
But she didn't retire out of precaution. She went into the match knowing she was going to withdraw from the tournament. A precautionary measure would have been to not play the tournament, like Sharapova said.

Break My Rapture
May 18th, 2012, 07:11 PM
But she didn't retire out of precaution. She went into the match knowing she was going to withdraw from the tournament. A precautionary measure would have been to not play the tournament, like Sharapova said.
"Last year" is key here. This year was a different matter.

starin
May 18th, 2012, 07:11 PM
"For me, if I'm injured, then it doesn't matter how much the fine is, I am not going to play," she said.

"My body and my health are the most important things and if you lose points or have a fine, I don't care about that."

http://eurosport.yahoo.com/18052012/2/tennis-sharapova-slams-azarenka-blaming-wta-rules.html

Says the most overpaid athlete in sports.

serendipitynow
May 18th, 2012, 07:11 PM
she's just being asked and that's her personal take on the matter.. nothing wrong with.. :shrugs:

http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.com/News/Tennis/2012/Interview-Transcripts/Sharapova-Friday.aspx

joão.
May 18th, 2012, 07:11 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=425371

I guess I shouldn't be surprised Maria is lurking around TF :lol:

Halepsova
May 18th, 2012, 07:12 PM
But she didn't retire out of precaution. She went into the match knowing she was going to withdraw from the tournament. A precautionary measure would have been to not play the tournament, like Sharapova said.

That's what Serena does all the time. No hurt to anyone. :shrug:

MrProdigy555
May 18th, 2012, 07:13 PM
"Last year" is key here. This year was a different matter.
Yes, but did you not write that to try and explain her recent withdrawal?!

MrProdigy555
May 18th, 2012, 07:13 PM
That's what Serena does all the time. No hurt to anyone. :shrug:
I don't think Serena goes into a match KNOWING she's going to withdraw right after it.

Miracle Worker
May 18th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Queen Masha is back :hearts:

Break My Rapture
May 18th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Yes, but did you not write that to try and explain her recent withdrawal?!
No obviously not, as I was talking about Rome and Eastbourne last year as examples for when she retired out of precaution. She was clearly fatigued this year and needed a break and she tried to manage this without getting yet another zero-pointer stuck on her ranking.

Material World
May 18th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Slamdunkapova :hearts:

Jane Lane
May 18th, 2012, 07:14 PM
I don't think Serena goes into a match KNOWING she's going to withdraw right after it.

Unless a Kardashian is getting married. Yet when she did it everyone thought it was hysterical and "typical Serena :lol:."

MaBaker
May 18th, 2012, 07:14 PM
http://i48.tinypic.com/nzoplj.gif

Yes, I do know that I'm too late with this gif.

MrProdigy555
May 18th, 2012, 07:15 PM
No obviously not, as I was talking about Rome and Eastbourne last year as examples for when she retired out of precaution.
So your post was pointless?

sweetadri06
May 18th, 2012, 07:15 PM
Says the most overpaid athlete in sports.

I'm sure Vika's not hurting for money either. She made what like 4 million dollars in prize money this year? That doesn't count the off-court earnings for sponsorship/endorsements. Playing one match and potentially hurting yourself more doesn't make any sense if you were injured to begin with. It would have been different if she got the injury during the tournament. :confused:

L'Enfant Sauvage
May 18th, 2012, 07:15 PM
Ooh, I live. This is gonna be funny as hell if Vika snatches her again tho :rolls:

MrProdigy555
May 18th, 2012, 07:16 PM
Unless a Kardashian is getting married. Yet when she did it everyone thought it was hysterical and "typical Serena :lol:."
Azarenka is in the wrong. She took a spot from someone who could have used it, just because she didn't want to be fined/get zero points? That's classy.

Serena at least tanks the match away. :angel:

Pump-it-UP
May 18th, 2012, 07:17 PM
LMAO Eurosport is definitely reading this thread :hysteric:

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 07:17 PM
So curious to know what Vikapower has to say about this :hysteric:
I too have been waiting for fireworks between Vikpower and madmax

MrProdigy555
May 18th, 2012, 07:17 PM
Ooh, I live. This is gonna be funny as hell if Vika snatches her again tho :rolls:
It's gonna happen. :lol:

L'Enfant Sauvage
May 18th, 2012, 07:17 PM
Also, what does it matter what Vika's doing? Shes been playing so much and going deep into every tournament, it's no surprise she withdrew. I doubt Maria would have anything to say if it wasn't Vika who was doing the withdrawing.

Miracle Worker
May 18th, 2012, 07:18 PM
http://i48.tinypic.com/nzoplj.gif

Yes, I do know that I'm too late with this gif.

Maurice :spit: It's shame that Roy doesn't have a gif like this :sobbing:

Dav.
May 18th, 2012, 07:18 PM
LMAO Eurosport is definitely reading this thread :hysteric:

:hysteric: What did they say?

Break My Rapture
May 18th, 2012, 07:18 PM
So your post was pointless?
No? Sharapova said she was seen practicing at the next tournament 2 days after she retired, so I linked to that Azarenka having to retire out of precaution/not aggravating whatever is wrong a couple of times (last year). Perfectly possible to rest a couple of days and be able to practice afterwards. Not everyone retires because they're halfway on their death bed.

Patrick345
May 18th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Anyway I love it. The WTA is getting back into the spotlight right now. The animosity between the top 3 is so obvious Pojd really does sound and look like the cute puppy of the bunch.

I´d bet my life that if Radwanska ascends to #2, Vika/Maria will magically always end up in the same half. :lol:

Wozzilroy
May 18th, 2012, 07:19 PM
I don't know why everybody get so excited. Maria is very tongue-in-cheek humour

I bet you when Viktoria twitters back (not that I ever read Twitter, I don't), but I bet you when she does, she makes light of it

MrProdigy555
May 18th, 2012, 07:20 PM
I don't know why everybody get so excited. Maria is very tongue-in-cheek humour

I bet you when Viktoria twitters back (not that I ever read Twitter, I don't), but I bet you when she does, she makes light of it
They clearly don't like each other though. :lol::lol::lol:

Russianboy
May 18th, 2012, 07:20 PM
gurl shouldnt have bumped into maria in stuttgart.

pov
May 18th, 2012, 07:21 PM
:facepalm: Leave it to some drama queen to make things into something other than what was meant.

Q: Azarenka yesterday said earlier on Twitter that players should have more right because she complained about WTA rules that impose the players to play in a tournament they .. she retired yesterday about her shoulder injury and what do you think about that? Are you with her.
Sharapova : First of all she is probably injured more than any other player and to be number 1 in the world and be able to play a full schedule. I think last year she had more retirements that anyone but played a full schedule and after 2 days retirement you would see her practicing and so its tough to know what her state is and what she is feeling. Personally, if I am injured however big or small the fine is, the body is no support for me and if this is the tournament where you have to participate or get zero points but to be honest I don't really care about that because but for me the health is the most important thing….if I am healthy then I can go on court and beat someone and not go and save whatever money and I pay the fine. We have a new system of new rules and mandatory tournaments and its very successful because all the top players attend and the TV and the public covers you and the fan are there is no reason whey thus style doesn't work. Sometimes all the top players are not there because some players get injured but sometimes you have to pay a little out of your pocket and not play or you do a little more media for the tournament but if you are not healthy then you are not going to play.

Dav.
May 18th, 2012, 07:21 PM
I don't know why everybody get so excited. Maria is very tongue-in-cheek humour

I bet you when Viktoria twitters back (not that I ever read Twitter, I don't), but I bet you when she does, she makes light of it

Why do I always picture Bartoli making this user's awkward comments? :lol:

MrProdigy555
May 18th, 2012, 07:21 PM
No? Sharapova said she was seen practicing at the next tournament 2 days after she retired, so I linked to that Azarenka having to retire out of precaution/not aggravating whatever is wrong a couple of times (last year). Perfectly possible to rest a couple of days and be able to practice afterwards. Not everyone retires because they're halfway on their death bed.
If you really wanted to take precautionary measures and try to avoid injury or whatever, why risk to play one match? If you're that worried about your health, wouldn't you put that first instead of ranking points, like Maria said?

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 07:23 PM
Why do I always picture Bartoli making this user's awkward comments? :lol:

LMFAO ME TOO.:lol:

Jane Lane
May 18th, 2012, 07:24 PM
They clearly don't like each other though. :lol::lol::lol:

Pova hasn't like Vika since fetus Vika beat her in front of her home crowd peasants fans. :oh: Just kidding. :lol:

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 07:24 PM
Maria is a true champion, Azafakea needs to sit down.


http://i44.tinypic.com/2mw7a68.jpg

this gif :bowdown:

Break My Rapture
May 18th, 2012, 07:24 PM
If you really wanted to take precautionary measures and try to avoid injury or whatever, why risk to play one match? If you're that worried about your health, wouldn't you put that first instead of ranking points, like Maria said?
I said this year was a different matter. I don't think Maria said anything wrong about prioritising health over ranking/money, she's right actually, but it happens that players retire out of precaution which is why they could be able to practice again a couple of days afterwards.

These lines in her interview are shady but she tried to cover up by using them as actual argumentation. :lol:

edificio
May 18th, 2012, 07:25 PM
Well, Masha has always been wary of illusory injuries requiring MTOs ("Is her name Jankovic?"), but...I think she is right that one's overall health is more important than anything if you are an athlete. I'm not sure the word battle is well advised though. :shrug: It is possible that Azarenka IS "extremely injured." Hard to say if you are not within her camp or her doctor.

MarkNL
May 18th, 2012, 07:26 PM
Bitcherenka should just learn to make decisions. Or get 0 points or withdraw. Simple as that, don't behave like a diva and expect the WTA to change rules for you just because your no. 1 :cuckoo:

Patrick345
May 18th, 2012, 07:29 PM
I don't know why everybody get so excited. Maria is very tongue-in-cheek humour

I bet you when Viktoria twitters back (not that I ever read Twitter, I don't), but I bet you when she does, she makes light of it

Yeah I´m sure they´ll be like....

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q9sXhza0TWo/TyBaj1oHx3I/AAAAAAAAPJU/agrkhrypKKU/s1600/1285005638-bear_hug.jpg

and five seconds later....

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01420/SNN0949AA---682_1420209a.jpg

debby
May 18th, 2012, 07:30 PM
Clearly, gurl is still pressed about that bagel in Australia. :drool:

Stonerpova
May 18th, 2012, 07:30 PM
Harsh, but not bitchy. Maria's always been the no-bullshit type :shrug:


Clearly, gurl is still pressed about that bagel in Australia. :drool:

I hope so. If not then something's seriously wrong with her.

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 18th, 2012, 07:34 PM
Maria finally manages to beat Azarenka after losing 9 humiliating sets against her in a row and immediately starts acting like a HBIC? Love it :hearts:

debby
May 18th, 2012, 07:34 PM
I hope so. If not then something's seriously wrong with her.

Bitterness never suited her well though.

Stonerpova
May 18th, 2012, 07:36 PM
Bitterness never suited her well though.

I don't see any bitterness. She was asked a question and she answered it honestly.

Break My Rapture
May 18th, 2012, 07:36 PM
Harsh, but not bitchy. Maria's always been the no-bullshit type :shrug:




I hope so. If not then something's seriously wrong with her.
If that was not bitchy then none of her EPIC SHADE QUOTEZZZ!!!11 are. :lol:

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 07:38 PM
The article made it sound so much more bitchy than it actually was :lol:

Pump-it-UP
May 18th, 2012, 07:39 PM
:hysteric: What did they say?
Nothing shady, they just restated everything in the OP article and then alluded to the drama/reaction/aftermath that it'll cause. They brought it up in a really random manner though, so it made me think that one of them was sitting there bored and scrolling through TF. :sobbing:

Stonerpova
May 18th, 2012, 07:39 PM
If that was not bitchy then none of her EPIC SHADE QUOTEZZZ!!!11 are. :lol:

I thought the Extremely injured thing was really bitchy (still loved it). I wouldn't group this with that just because they both have to do with Azarenka.

Kon.
May 18th, 2012, 07:40 PM
I like. I so hope for a response from Azarenka :lol:
I don't think this was out of bitterness, it's a very sensible answer.
Well, Maria was asked the question but I'm surprised with how long an answer she gave.

This thread is getting good already.

Break My Rapture
May 18th, 2012, 07:43 PM
I thought the Extremely injured thing was really bitchy (still loved it). I wouldn't group this with that just because they both have to do with Azarenka.
Oh come on! :lol: "She was injured the most out of anyone last year but when she retired she would be practicing at the next tournament 2 days afterwards" is totally going straight at Vika's weave. :lol:

Stonerpova
May 18th, 2012, 07:45 PM
Oh come on! :lol: "She was injured the most out of anyone last year but when she retired she would be practicing at the next tournament 2 days afterwards" is totally going straight at Vika's weave. :lol:

She was the most injured out of anyone last year.


The article made it sound so much more bitchy than it actually was :lol:

Agreed.

Wozzilroy
May 18th, 2012, 07:46 PM
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT Marion Bartoli. And never have been

C. Drone
May 18th, 2012, 07:46 PM
The article made it sound so much more bitchy than it actually was :lol:

a video would make it even more bitchy. :lol:

LadyB
May 18th, 2012, 07:49 PM
You would think someone who has had serious injuries would be more understanding towards a fellow injured player. She is so pressed it's not even funny anymore.

Dav.
May 18th, 2012, 07:52 PM
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT Marion Bartoli. And never have been

:tears:

MrProdigy555
May 18th, 2012, 07:53 PM
:tears:
:happy:!!!

sammy01
May 18th, 2012, 07:54 PM
sharapova is right, but all 5 of vika's fans though will argue she is victimised and just ignore 95% of tennis fans, players and alike not liking her or the way she goes about things like this.

thrust
May 18th, 2012, 07:54 PM
Vika, isn't very bright. I can understand her reasons for what she did, but why tweet or talk about it? Maria is just bitter because it will now take her longer to reach #1,

JJ all the way
May 18th, 2012, 07:55 PM
I love how none of the top 3 like each other.....best top 3 ever in terms of entertainment?

SerenaSlam
May 18th, 2012, 07:55 PM
Rankings points and money are Victorias concerns. Not that Maia just slammed her But on a financial stand point and career stand point she is levels above her. So to pay a fine to Maria is like giving a quarter to a Gumball machine. Where for Vika it is the complete opposite. And the comments about her practicing etc? If that's what Vika does I don't see wrong in Maria speaking of what she sees happening. It's how someone takes it. For me i could care less that Victoria does that. To each his own ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

sammy01
May 18th, 2012, 07:56 PM
You would think someone who has had serious injuries would be more understanding towards a fellow injured player. She is so pressed it's not even funny anymore.

why would sharapova, who has had serious injuries that has threatened her career, be understanding to a player she obviously thinks both abuses MTO's and retires/withdraws when not really injured?

Fuzzylogic
May 18th, 2012, 07:56 PM
:lol: That's my only reaction tbh.

Gilas.
May 18th, 2012, 07:56 PM
You would think someone who has had serious injuries would be more understanding towards a fellow injured player. She is so pressed it's not even funny anymore.

I guess that's why she's challenging her to protect her health even more by actually NOT playing a match. This quote from Maria is more wise than bitchy, to be honest.

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Have nothing against Azarenka, but Maria does make valid points on this. They def do hate each other though lol. Sharapova and Azarenka seem to have respect for all players on the tour except for each other lol.

Has anyone else seen this article?

http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/7932060/tennis-why-victoria-azarenka-maria-sharapova-agnieszka-radwanska-other

Blackowl_1
May 18th, 2012, 07:59 PM
Maria,too much said.BVika wasn't injured last year as much as in 2010,and i think it's her first injury,so this was slap in the face of Vika :O

ivanban
May 18th, 2012, 08:00 PM
I suppose when Vika hears this she'll be something like this:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i241/ivanban/ojnwa0.gif

T496
May 18th, 2012, 08:00 PM
Rankings points and money are Victorias concerns. Not that Maia just slammed her But on a financial stand point and career stand point she is levels above her. So to pay a fine to Maria is like giving a quarter to a Gumball machine. Where for Vika it is the complete opposite. And the comments about her practicing etc? If that's what Vika does I don't see wrong in Maria speaking of what she sees happening. It's how someone takes it. For me i could care less that Victoria does that. To each his own ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You make it sound like Vika's some journeywoman ranked outside the top 100 :rolleyes: Vika has more than enough money to pay fines.

englando08
May 18th, 2012, 08:02 PM
I hope Vika gets word of this, it will make their next match interesting. Verrrrry interesting (but most likely another Sharapova beatdown).

SerenaSlam
May 18th, 2012, 08:05 PM
You make it sound like Vika's some journeywoman ranked outside the top 100 :rolleyes: Vika has more than enough money to pay fines.

If you took a tone out of my text and applied it that way...I can't event help you. what I can address is that IMO when it comes to Maria and Victoria, these two women are in to different places financially. So IMO I expect Victoria to complain about a fine and Maria complain about Injury Recovery time. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ good day young fellow

Patrick345
May 18th, 2012, 08:07 PM
I love how none of the top 3 like each other.....best top 3 ever in terms of entertainment?

Yeah at some point the media will catch onto this full force, the WTA will thrive and people will actually attend press conferences. The best part is that they play each other regularly, so new drama every week. Sharapova is the professional, who hides her lowblows behind a stonecold face, while Radwanska and Azarenka say and tweet whatever they want, whenever they want. No PR/WTA managed Twitter accounts, just shooting from the hip. It´s awesome. :lol:

danieln1
May 18th, 2012, 08:10 PM
Bitchy.

But she's right about this one :yeah:

Maybe she and Radwanska might join forces to bash Azarenka :lol: Not happening because Sharapova doesnt socialize with anyone :oh:

T496
May 18th, 2012, 08:11 PM
If you took a tone out of my text and applied it that way...I can't event help you. what I can address is that IMO when it comes to Maria and Victoria, these two women are in to different places financially. So IMO I expect Victoria to complain about a fine and Maria complain about Injury Recovery time. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ good day young fellow

Still a stupid post :) Vika's earned like $4 million this year in prize money alone. Any fine for skipping a tournament is a drop in the bucket for her. Hard luck though, maybe you should focus on helping yourself before you make another inane,irrelevant post like that. ;)

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 08:12 PM
Yeah at some point the media will catch onto this full force, the WTA will thrive and people will actually attend press conferences. The best part is that they play each other regularly, so new drama every week. Sharapova is the professional, who hides her lowblows behind a stonecold face, while Radwanska and Azarenka say and tweet whatever they want, whenever they want. No PR/WTA managed Twitter accounts, just shooting from the hip. It´s awesome. :lol:
Juciy story lines heading up to RG and Wimbledon.
It is going to be interesting.

Also, in the minor league fights, did VIP say " I don't know her that well" referring to Jankovic?

Slampova
May 18th, 2012, 08:13 PM
why would sharapova, who has had serious injuries that has threatened her career, be understanding to a player she obviously thinks both abuses MTO's and retires/withdraws when not really injured?

:bowdown:

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 08:14 PM
Bitchy.

But she's right about this one :yeah:

Maybe she and Radwanska might join forces to bash Azarenka :lol: Not happening because Sharapova doesnt socialize with anyone :oh:

she told agatha to go back to poland, somehow i don't think this alliance will happen :cool:

TrollPova
May 18th, 2012, 08:15 PM
If Azarenka knew she would be withdrawing from the tournament, she shouldn't have played, accepted the fine, and let another girl have a chance at progressing further. Peer got screwed over the most by this. Azarenka continues to show that she is not a deserving No.1 by her poor attitude and disrespect towards the WTA and tournaments and her fans. Go away so Maria (or Serena) can be where she rightfully belongs.

Patrick345
May 18th, 2012, 08:16 PM
Anyway I love that Vika is now embracing her inner Money Mayweather. No more of this memorized "I loye you crowd, thank you very much for your support and for attending our WTA matches" shit the WTA fed her to gain popularity, when only 100 people actually bothered to show up and supported her opponent anyway. Pretty Boy Floyd was never paid like Money Mayweather. Go Vika make Stacy cry for the days of the Sunshine era. Now it´s the Dark Ages era. :devil:

Nicolás89
May 18th, 2012, 08:16 PM
I like to think Pova is implying Azarenka fakes her injuries.

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 08:18 PM
Somehow, I get the sense that Maria welcome this opportunity to get this off her chest.
The is the most expansive dissing statement I have ever seen her make, it almost reads as a prepared statement, covering all angles.

Rest Maria!
May 18th, 2012, 08:19 PM
she told agatha to go back to poland, somehow i don't think this alliance will happen :cool:

And Agatha sent her back to Siberia in Miami.:devil:

ReboundAce
May 18th, 2012, 08:19 PM
You guys don't remember how Serena was complaining in 2009 when she had to play rome and Madrid and then said that she had to because6 of the rules, remember ?

SerenaSlam
May 18th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Still a stupid post :) Vika's earned like $4 million this year in prize money alone. Any fine for skipping a tournament is a drop in the bucket for her. Hard luck though, maybe you should focus on helping yourself before you make another inane,irrelevant post like that. ;)

See some people like you Apparently I have to go a little further to give an understanding. I informed you of my OPINION (aka IMO) Apparently you feel like I'm giving you a fact? Or you don't know the difference between the two? Having said that, let me make it plain for you. Please see Below:

I cant Find a Fuck to Give right now when it comes to how much Money Victoria makes has made or will make. What I can find is my own got damn Opinion where I see her bitch ass quick to complain about a Fine where ass Maria herself has yet to find a fuck to give if ever issued a fine.

I hope this helps and may God Bless You!

Amen!

dsanders06
May 18th, 2012, 08:21 PM
I doubt Maria actually cares about this particular withdrawal, she's probably like everyone else just sick and tired of Azarenka being a sore loser and claiming injuries whenever she loses and then mysteriously recovering her fitness within days, and this was a good opportunity to get that dig in. She's probably been dying to take her down a peg or two all year - that was probably extra motivation for her in Stuttgart, the opportunity to get to say things like this without looking bitter :hearts:

I'm sure if it turns out this is actually a serious injury and Azarenka ends up withdrawing from RG then Maria would happily apologise. But... Crying Wolf Syndrome and all that.

Mistress of Evil
May 18th, 2012, 08:24 PM
Martha was asked and gave her honest opinion on the matter - plain and simple. She does make some good points in her answer. In her whole career Maria has retired just three times, not to mention that she actually finished against Domachowska in Canada.

As to Azarenka nothing needs to be said but:

http://oi48.tinypic.com/2hxacnl.jpg

ReboundAce
May 18th, 2012, 08:26 PM
Also Marths can afford this comment because she knows she won't meet Vika before Wimbledon, somebody will beat one of the two so they won't get to play :devil:

hankqq
May 18th, 2012, 08:29 PM
well, at least if the matches between these 2 aren't interesting, their comments about each other are :lol:

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 08:30 PM
Juciy story lines heading up to RG and Wimbledon.
It is going to be interesting.

Aslo, in the minor league fights, did VIP say " I don't know her that well" referring to Jankovic?

Yeah, it's great press for the WTA. Love her or hate her, I think it's good as the no. 1 player that Azarenka is cocky, bold, and just embracing her ranking. The fact that Sharapova and Azarenka hate each other is just the icing lol. All of this is reminding me of the heyday of the WTA when Hingis, Capriati, Davenport, Henin, Seles, Clijsters, and the William sisters were all still playing against each other.

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 08:31 PM
Martha was asked and gave her honest opinion on the matter - plain and simple. She does make some good points in her answer. In her whole career Maria has retired just three times, not to mention that she actually finished against Domachowska in Canada.

As to Azarenka nothing needs to be said but:

http://oi48.tinypic.com/2hxacnl.jpg

That is quite as impressive record as they come

perseus2006
May 18th, 2012, 08:31 PM
I said this year was a different matter. I don't think Maria said anything wrong about prioritising health over ranking/money, she's right actually, but it happens that players retire out of precaution which is why they could be able to practice again a couple of days afterwards.

These lines in her interview are shady but she tried to cover up by using them as actual argumentation. :lol:

I agree, Pieter. I think Pova threw more than maybe a bit of shade at Vika but made a very strong statement to the girls on tour, that a player who is injured in a way that playing is detremental to health, that player should not play! Good advice from a girl who learned the hard way and spent the last four years making up for it!

Personal health is the Shizz. Money and points are available every week.

Also, in the back of Pova's mind is the thought that rather than rushing back from shoulder surgery to the tour in mid 2009 half healed, how much further along would she be today if she waited to start her comeback at AO 2010 fully healed. I hope the girls on tour heed her advice not her behavior in playing 2011 YEC on a bad ankle.

A player's health is the shizz.

MaBaker
May 18th, 2012, 08:31 PM
Martha was asked and gave her honest opinion on the matter - plain and simple. She does make some good points in her answer. In her whole career Maria has retired just three times, not to mention that she actually finished against Domachowska in Canada.
http://i46.tinypic.com/21ab9xg.gif

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 08:32 PM
Martha was asked and gave her honest opinion on the matter - plain and simple. She does make some good points in her answer. In her whole career Maria has retired just three times, not to mention that she actually finished against Domachowska in Canada.

As to Azarenka nothing needs to be said but:

http://oi48.tinypic.com/2hxacnl.jpg

:help: the only respectable one is the 2009 AO

mariusz_pol
May 18th, 2012, 08:33 PM
Maria is completely right! I'm happy that she doesn't affraid what she says, she says what she thinks

Maria Croft
May 18th, 2012, 08:33 PM
Well, Maria is right of course. I'm just very surprised she actually said it :lol:

She's been so open about everything these last few months, I quite like it :)

Jane Lane
May 18th, 2012, 08:35 PM
:help: the only respectable one is the 2009 AO

You can't at least give her USO '11? :hysteric:

Mistress of Evil
May 18th, 2012, 08:40 PM
http://i46.tinypic.com/21ab9xg.gif

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m30mm547gL1rq5gwxo1_250.gif

LCS
May 18th, 2012, 08:42 PM
Their next match is gonna be legendary :sobbing:

madmax
May 18th, 2012, 08:43 PM
Martha was asked and gave her honest opinion on the matter - plain and simple. She does make some good points in her answer. In her whole career Maria has retired just three times, not to mention that she actually finished against Domachowska in Canada.

As to Azarenka nothing needs to be said but:

http://oi48.tinypic.com/2hxacnl.jpg

deary me, that is some impressive list for someone who is 22 years young:p:worship:
Retirenka smashing records left and right these days

MaBaker
May 18th, 2012, 08:45 PM
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m30mm547gL1rq5gwxo1_250.gif
http://i50.tinypic.com/3009xjt.gif

HRHoliviasmith
May 18th, 2012, 08:47 PM
This bitch.....:rolleyes:

marineblue
May 18th, 2012, 08:47 PM
Martha was asked and gave her honest opinion on the matter - plain and simple. She does make some good points in her answer. In her whole career Maria has retired just three times, not to mention that she actually finished against Domachowska in Canada.

As to Azarenka nothing needs to be said but:

http://oi48.tinypic.com/2hxacnl.jpg

Wow, that's quite a history there :eek: She's really always been extremely injured it seems :angel:

Smitten
May 18th, 2012, 08:48 PM
Martha, you're like Legend now. :eek:

Stonerpova
May 18th, 2012, 08:51 PM
You would think someone who has had serious injuries would be more understanding towards a fellow injured player. She is so pressed it's not even funny anymore.

The reverse side of it is you'd think someone who's had serious injuries would have less sympathy for a player who withdraws from tournaments citing injury but is fine to practice 48 hours later.

Mistress of Evil
May 18th, 2012, 08:51 PM
http://i50.tinypic.com/3009xjt.gif

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp5v48T3NZ1r0apvdo1_400.gif

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 08:51 PM
http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/they-see-me-rowling-they-hatin.jpg

serendipitynow
May 18th, 2012, 08:52 PM
http://tennis.si.com/2012/05/18/maria-sharapova-victoria-azarenka/

i think Vika should just manage her schedule. ;)

Cinek
May 18th, 2012, 08:53 PM
Bitches :angel:

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 08:54 PM
This bitch.....:rolleyes:

:hug: Of course. :p

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 08:55 PM
omg Maria :bowdown:

Sharapova on fire today. Suggested complimentary Pina Coladas 4 press b/c room was so hot. "I'd rather play a 3 set match than be in here." 14 minutes ago

miffedmax
May 18th, 2012, 08:55 PM
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT Marion Bartoli. And never have been

I was Marion Bartoli from December 17-December 21, 2009. Dad gave me cake. I hopped around a lot, and the French Tennis Federation treated me like shit. Also, I got no endorsements because I was not tall and blonde. So I quit.

misty1
May 18th, 2012, 08:59 PM
Nothing but truth being said here

miffedmax
May 18th, 2012, 09:00 PM
I suppose when Vika hears this she'll be something like this:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i241/ivanban/ojnwa0.gif

I think it will be more like this:
http://gifsoup.com/view6/2551204/azarenka-fkbich-o.gif
My blushing Belorussian beauty.

saul1333
May 18th, 2012, 09:00 PM
This bitch.....:rolleyes:

:lol: :worship:

TennisFan66
May 18th, 2012, 09:04 PM
Maybe the now 4+ years major drought is getting to Sharapova ... and time is ticking ... tick tock, tick tock.

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 09:09 PM
"I'd rather play a 3 set match than be in here.

such a great respect to Venus:lol::lol::lol:

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 09:10 PM
such a great respect to Venus:lol::lol::lol:

Shut. the. hell. up :weirdo:

Why do people always read so much into things? It's so annoying.

LightWarrior
May 18th, 2012, 09:12 PM
Mmmm rings a bell to what Masha said after winning Stuttgart when she mentioned Azarenka was injured. Irony and then making her point here ?

tennis-insomniac
May 18th, 2012, 09:12 PM
Too Much Drama <DEAD>

Matt01
May 18th, 2012, 09:12 PM
Clearly, gurl is still pressed about that bagel in Australia. :drool:


About that and about the fact that she is #2 while Queen Viktoria is Number One. She just can't stand that someone is better than her.
(which makes her a good competitor I guess)

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 09:13 PM
such a great respect to Venus:lol::lol::lol:

she was talking about the heat inside the press room fool :facepalm:

Stonerpova
May 18th, 2012, 09:16 PM
Shut. the. hell. up :weirdo:

Why do people always read so much into things? It's so annoying.

Right? Trifling bitches looking for drama :lol:

Vincey!
May 18th, 2012, 09:16 PM
Well Sharapova is right. If a player is really that injured just don't play, do some more media and/or pay a fine. You're top 10, you win millions a year it won't hurt you to pay a few thousands to protect your health. Azarenka does appears shady if she trashes Peer then decides she's too injured even before playing the next match. Also if she does train a couple days after retiring it's even more fishy. Kudos to Sharapova to call Azarenka out on this. I don't know what's with those brats getting to number 1 and suddenly thinking everyone should be licking their butt. Caro was doing the same thing when she got to the #1 spot.

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 09:18 PM
Right? Trifling bitches looking for drama :lol:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lc9qu1fbMw1qej93ko1_500.gif

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 09:19 PM
she was talking about the heat inside the press room fool

if Masha meant "I'd rather play 3 setters today with Venus than stay in this overheated press rooms " / if she really implied this - it is pretty funny

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 09:21 PM
if Masha meant "I'd rather play 3 setters today with Venus than stay in this overheated press rooms " / if she really implied this - it is pretty funny

:cool:

LightWarrior
May 18th, 2012, 09:21 PM
About that and about the fact that she is #2 while Queen Viktoria is Number One. She just can't stand that someone is better than her.
(which makes her a good competitor I guess)

...but apparently she likes the idea of Serena being better than her. :tape:

Mr.Sharapova
May 18th, 2012, 09:24 PM
Finally someone reacts to Vika's faked injuries. It is insane how many times during her short career she has had to retire from matches :facepalm:.

Every time she is losing to someone she just retires :facepalm:.

Marilyn Monheaux
May 18th, 2012, 09:25 PM
* Sharapova causes stir over Azarenka withdrawal
* Azarenka says seeking more protection of players' rights

Russia's Maria Sharapova caused a stir at the Italian Open on Friday when she questioned Victoria Azarenka's claim that she had been forced to quit to protect her ranking.

Azarenka won her first match against Shahar Peer, but then immediately pulled out of the tournament, citing a right shoulder injury.

On Friday, Azarenka said via Twitter that she had to play in the first game in order to protect her position at the top of the world rankings.

However, Sharapova said the Belarussian was "injured more than anyone" and was often seen "practising two days later".

"I was conflicted and disappointed to withdraw from Rome," Azarenka said. "I tried my hardest but I wasn't healthy going into the tournament.

"If WTA rules were different then I could have focused on getting healthy, but I could not afford another zero pointer on my ranking.

"Hopefully in the future there will be more protection for players' rights."

A "zero pointer" means players have to include that particular tournament in their ranking calculations and cannot replace it with another.
Sharapova said Azarenka had a history of injuries and withdrawals.

"She's been injured more than anyone and still stayed number one," Sharapova said.

"Last year I think she had more injuries than anyone else. Sometimes she'll withdraw and then you'll see her practising two days later."

Sharapova, who had to take almost a year off because of a shoulder surgery, said staying fit was more important to her than paying a fine or losing points.

"For me, if I'm injured, then it doesn't matter how much the fine is, I am not going to play," she said.

"My body and my health are the most important things and if you lose points or have a fine, I don't care about that."

http://eurosport.yahoo.com/18052012/2/tennis-sharapova-slams-azarenka-blaming-wta-rules.html


http://i43.tinypic.com/z6eeq.jpg

Matt01
May 18th, 2012, 09:26 PM
Well Sharapova is right. If a player is really that injured just don't play, do some more media and/or pay a fine. You're top 10, you win millions a year it won't hurt you to pay a few thousands to protect your health. Azarenka does appears shady if she trashes Peer then decides she's too injured even before playing the next match. Also if she does train a couple days after retiring it's even more fishy. Kudos to Sharapova to call Azarenka out on this. I don't know what's with those brats getting to number 1 and suddenly thinking everyone should be licking their butt. Caro was doing the same thing when she got to the #1 spot.


Vika cares about the ranking and therefore decided to beat the walking bye Peer to not get another zero pointer. We don't even know how much the few $$$ she had to pay affeted that decision.

Coconut91
May 18th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Have nothing against Azarenka, but Maria does make valid points on this. They def do hate each other though lol. Sharapova and Azarenka seem to have respect for all players on the tour except for each other lol.

Has anyone else seen this article?

http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/7932060/tennis-why-victoria-azarenka-maria-sharapova-agnieszka-radwanska-other

Thank you. Loved it. :lol:

It's true the WTA looked like one big, happy sorority while Wozniacki was #1. But then again, she was never seen as a real threat so noone bothered. :lol: Now you can clearly see that the amount of bitchiness on the tour goes hand in hand with the amount of competitiveness. Good sign I guess. :lol:

goldenlox
May 18th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Thank you. Loved it. :lol:

It's true the WTA looked like one big, happy sorority while Wozniacki was #1. But then again, she was never seen as a real threat so noone bothered. :lol: Now you can clearly see that the amount of bitchiness on the tour goes hand in hand with the amount of competitiveness. Good sign I guess. :lol:I dont know about that. Caroline was holding 5 Tier I's a year ago. And Sharapova was insulting Vika & Jelena.
What changed is that Aga is in there, going after the grunters, and Sharapova gave it back to her

Stamp Paid
May 18th, 2012, 09:35 PM
Sharapova, so passive aggressive.
Meh, let the lesser girls fight. :lol:

acetoace
May 18th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Vika, isn't very bright. I can understand her reasons for what she did, but why tweet or talk about it? Maria is just bitter because it will now take her longer to reach #1,


Glad u figure this out and is my sentiments exactly. Once u strip the "appeal to pity" off pova's statement, the underlying thruth cannot be denied. Pova is just bitter Vika denied her the No.1 spot. Maria realizes Serena is fast climbing up the rankings and her opportunity to "warm" the spot for Serena may now be gone and out of reach for a long time to come particularly in the most likely event Serena wins Rome, RG, WB and OG.

HRHoliviasmith
May 18th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Sharapova, so passive aggressive.

Meh, let the lesser girls fight. :lol:

I LIVE. :hysteric:

Stamp Paid
May 18th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Well, Maria is right of course. I'm just very surprised she actually said it :lol:

She's been so open about everything these last few months, I quite like it :)Its desperation, gerl. Her game can't do the talking anymore. :lol:

Dav.
May 18th, 2012, 09:40 PM
Sharapova, so passive aggressive.
Meh, let the lesser girls fight. :lol:

Oh Lord, WS fans are gonna get involved now. :sobbing:

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 09:40 PM
My God people :rolls: She was asked a question and she gave her honest opinion on the matter. Must everything be about players being pressed!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111111 and all that nonsense? :hysteric: I mean, come the fuck on :lol:

doomsday
May 18th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Its desperation, gerl. Her game can't do the talking anymore. :lol:

Yeah sure thats' why she is reaching every final :wavey:

LightWarrior
May 18th, 2012, 09:54 PM
Azarenka is brainless. If she's that wicked she should have called the trainer during her 1st round match, her withdrawal would have been more believable.
Her behaviour is disrespectful for both the Tour and the crowd, and even her fans.
And how about some promotional if you're that injured instead of routing you faced while about being clearly injured ?
Glad that Maria has the guts to speak out about it (although mind games are probably invloved here lol).

rucolo
May 18th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Maria :bowdown:

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 09:59 PM
http://hosting01.hotchyx.com/adult-image-hosting-15/5214Moscou07_sharapova_azarenka_medium.gif

Sammo
May 18th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Yes slam that bitch

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Oh Lord, WS fans are gonna get involved now. :sobbing:

Of course, they're in every Maria thread :D

Vincey!
May 18th, 2012, 10:05 PM
Vika cares about the ranking and therefore decided to beat the walking bye Peer to not get another zero pointer. We don't even know how much the few $$$ she had to pay affeted that decision.

If she's able to beat Peer she'S able to at least show up and try against Cibulkova :shrug: That's really laughing in the face of the people who pays you and then she dares complain about the rules.

Glad u figure this out and is my sentiments exactly. Once u strip the "appeal to pity" off pova's statement, the underlying thruth cannot be denied. Pova is just bitter Vika denied her the No.1 spot. Maria realizes Serena is fast climbing up the rankings and her opportunity to "warm" the spot for Serena may now be gone and out of reach for a long time to come particularly in the most likely event Serena wins Rome, RG, WB and OG.
LOL well if Azarenka keeps on playing avera like she's been since the clay season has started or being so extremely injured, Sharapova will have no problem to claim the #1 spot :shrug:. Serena is playing too much right now, if she wants to win Rome, RG, WB, and OG she'll have to rest somewhere. Even if she does that, she'll be dead for the HC season and Sharapova if she went far in all those previous events could easily be the number 1 at the end of the year :shrug:. Don't make it all about Serena lmao, Sharapova doesn't give a shit about what other players results are.

SM
May 18th, 2012, 10:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDulkBa2FYU

Sp!ffy
May 18th, 2012, 10:07 PM
Sharapova, so passive aggressive.
Meh, let the lesser girls fight. :lol:

for an inferior bunch, you guys are awfully pretentious :hug:

acetoace
May 18th, 2012, 10:09 PM
Its desperation, gerl. Her game can't do the talking anymore. :lol:


What else is new? Just like when she ran her nasty mouth against Radwanska last year in London. Well, we all know what happend later in Indian Wells when both met in the finals few months ago. Just watch what Vika will do to idiot when she is fit again. Let pova fans keep talking shit; they would be burying their heads in the sand very soon.

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 10:11 PM
What else is new? Just like when she ran her nasty mouth against Radwanska last year in London. Well, we all know what happend later in Indian Wells when both met in the finals few months ago. Just watch what Vika will do to idiot when she is fit again. Let pova fans keep talking shit; they would be burying their heads in the sand very soon.

masha's fans are pretty used to rena beatdowns so tbf if that's what your referring too then i don't think any of us will give a shit. stay pressed :wavey:

Wozzilroy
May 18th, 2012, 10:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDulkBa2FYU

Is this like Question Of Sport, one of those 'Guess What Happening Next!?'

SM
May 18th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Is this like Question Of Sport, one of those 'Guess What Happening Next!?'
That is why Maria is taking cheap shots at her during press conferences.

Rest Maria!
May 18th, 2012, 10:16 PM
LOL well if Azarenka keeps on playing avera like she's been since the clay season has started or being so extremely injured, Sharapova will have no problem to claim the #1 spot :shrug:. Serena is playing too much right now, if she wants to win Rome, RG, WB, and OG she'll have to rest somewhere. Even if she does that, she'll be dead for the HC season and Sharapova if she went far in all those previous events could easily be the number 1 at the end of the year :shrug:. Don't make it all about Serena lmao, Sharapova doesn't give a shit about what other players results are.

Sharapova wasted her only remote chance at getting to #1 when she performed poorly in Madrid. She has SF and F to defend at RG and Wimby respectively. As far as Serena overplaying herself, she played only two truly competitive matches those past two weeks, she should be fully rested come RG.

Halepsova
May 18th, 2012, 10:21 PM
Its desperation, gerl. Her game can't do the talking anymore. :lol:

:worship:

Vincey!
May 18th, 2012, 10:22 PM
Sharapova wasted her only remote chance at getting to #1 when she performed poorly in Madrid. She has SF and F to defend at RG and Wimby respectively. As far as Serena overplaying herself, she played only two truly competitive matches those past two weeks, she should be fully rested come RG.

She lost in QF to the eventual Champion, went 1 round further than last year :shrug: that's not performing POORLY. lol As for what she has to defends, yes she has alot but she's not the only player to have to defend points. If Azarenka doesn't defend her points Maria could climb up as well. Serena may have only played 2 tough matches, but she still is playing all her other matches lol. I think she's overplaying and that will show sooner or later. Serena never plays much and there's a reason for that. Didn't she enter Eastbourne as well? BTW, I'm not sayin Sharapova will be number 1 after RG or Wimbledon, but at the end of the year she'll have a great chance if everything goes well.

flareon
May 18th, 2012, 10:22 PM
Well said maria 100% agree.

Wozzilroy
May 18th, 2012, 10:23 PM
That is why Maria is taking cheap shots at her during press conferences.

Oh, just that I get on the YouTube and it stop playing after 20 seconds. It said time 54 seconds on the video and I think perhaps I miss something.

acetoace
May 18th, 2012, 10:25 PM
masha's fans are pretty used to rena beatdowns so tbf if that's what your referring too then i don't think any of us will give a shit. stay pressed :wavey:

Pressed? LOL! I think the contrary is the case here. My player is doing very well..... but we all know the player who got her wig snatched lately or don't we? Since u couldn't comprehend or figure stuff out, breaking it down for u is in order IMO. Again, just like what ARad did to pova, I believe Vika will do more than that when she is fit again and ya'll will be eating crow in the end. Will be here to rub in ya'll faces for sure. Only a matter of time at this point.:rolleyes:

Vincey!
May 18th, 2012, 10:32 PM
Pressed? LOL! I think the contrary is the case here. My player is doing very well..... but we all know the player who got her wig snatched lately or don't we? Since u couldn't comprehend or figure stuff out, breaking it down for u is in order IMO. Again, just like what ARad did to pova, I believe Vika will do more than that when she is fit again and ya'll will be eating crow in the end. Will be here to rub in ya'll faces for sure. Only a matter of time at this point.:rolleyes:

I find it hilarious that you actually think that the result in Miami was actually due to Radwanska's good play :tape: Anyway, will Azarenka ever be fit enough if she doesn't win against Masha in the next few tourneys?? I doubt so, she'll probably fake another enormous injury if she's about to lose to someone.

pesto
May 18th, 2012, 10:32 PM
So this is already the third time Azarenka's retired from Rome? She needs to enter and then retire from Eastbourne to maintain symmetry.

Actually, the list doesn't include walkovers, does it?

The one on this page shows a walkover in Beijing (the second year in a row she retired there):
http://www.tennisexplorer.com/player/azarenka/

It's quite impressive how many different parts of her body she's managed to injure. I wonder, now that she's got a great W/L ratio to maintain, if she'll prefer to withdraw rather than retire from active matches.

Rest Maria!
May 18th, 2012, 10:34 PM
She lost in QF to the eventual Champion, went 1 round further than last year :shrug: that's not performing POORLY. lol As for what she has to defends, yes she has alot but she's not the only player to have to defend points. If Azarenka doesn't defend her points Maria could climb up as well. Serena may have only played 2 tough matches, but she still is playing all her other matches lol. I think she's overplaying and that will show sooner or later. Serena never plays much and there's a reason for that. Didn't she enter Eastbourne as well? BTW, I'm not sayin Sharapova will be number 1 after RG or Wimbledon, but at the end of the year she'll have a great chance if everything goes well.

The point was Sharapova (and Kvitova) has the most to lose and the least to gain in the next two slams. Her overtaking Vuvurenka is possible but unlikely.
Year end #1 is obviously up for grabs and who will wind up in that position is anyone's guess. Vuvurenka has a great lead, but there's still 3 majors, YEC and several tier 1s to gain points from.

Kairi
May 18th, 2012, 10:36 PM
Yeah sure thats' why she is reaching every final :wavey:

and getting thrashed in all but one of them :oh:

acetoace
May 18th, 2012, 10:36 PM
If she's able to beat Peer she'S able to at least show up and try against Cibulkova :shrug: That's really laughing in the face of the people who pays you and then she dares complain about the rules.


LOL well if Azarenka keeps on playing avera like she's been since the clay season has started or being so extremely injured, Sharapova will have no problem to claim the #1 spot :shrug:. Serena is playing too much right now, if she wants to win Rome, RG, WB, and OG she'll have to rest somewhere. Even if she does that, she'll be dead for the HC season and Sharapova if she went far in all those previous events could easily be the number 1 at the end of the year :shrug:. Don't make it all about Serena lmao, Sharapova doesn't give a shit about what other players results are.


Serena is a veteran of the spot and sure as hell knows how to pace herself. Your talk is BS to say the least. Serena has done far better than the above in the past and if there is any player out there who knows what it takes to make it happen, I think that is Serena without any doubt. Serena will take her due rest but it will not be enough to help your player attain the No.1 ranking. So, stay pressed as u should. Wish as u may, ya'll can't stop a run away train at this point!!:rolleyes:

Vikapower
May 18th, 2012, 10:38 PM
I too have been waiting for fireworks between Vikpower and madmax

So that's the thread :shrug: -- read the whole ITW, the selected phrases do not take the same inflammatory proportions people including the journalist tries to give them when with the whole interview. Maria and Vcitoria would never say real bad things against one another, they've never done it in the past for that matter.

It's kind of ridiculous to oppose or want to oppose Maria and Victoria to create drama for people. It only enhances the eagerness of Maria's and Victoria's detractors -- people fall in this stupid journalist's attempted manipulations to create trouble in the family just like noobs. Pfff. It's their jobs to try and stir problems.

In the heat of competition between the best competitors of the tour things can be done and/or said but it's never no harm. They love themselves and have respect for one another, see handshake in Stanford's F for example. :)

Russia's Maria Sharapova caused a stir... + the rest.

Even if we played the game of Eurosport for fun --

"Sometimes she'll withdraw and then you'll see her practising two days later."

This logic would fail because training doesn't mean a player is not still injured, competition and training are two different things. A coach can adapt a training to an injured player and the player would look fit from an outside perspective then fail in competition. When Victoria W/D from Marbella and immediately entered Charleston match she lost against Mc Hale is an example but invisible to her haters.

Furthermore, each injuries are not the same hence don't require the same healing period. 3-4 days could suffice so as not, see Nadal's tendinitis after he pulled out of Miami. Furthermore, Victoria doesn't catch career threatening injuries (like Petkovic :sad: for example), it's just constant little 5-10 days or less types of physical issues that gets healed with some rest and quick treatments.

"For me, if I'm injured, then it doesn't matter how much the fine is, I am not going to play" // "...if you lose points or have a fine, I don't care about that."

This logic would also be flawed for the simplest reason that, Maria is speaking as a world #2 who has the #1 in her visor.

From Victoria's perspective and all these many top players chasing her 320 points is really costly and she really does care about these especially when you have no real idea what the future will be of.


In every manner, the way this article is Textshopped wouldn't help Maria too -- Maria is much more thoughtful and ingenious than that. This article is reducing her to a logic fail master which she's not as shown in the integral interview. She has a very clean, organized yet indeed direct way of expressing herself and channeling her ideas contrary to that 2-8 self-centered player that owns her. :)

Also, this being only just an opinion (for other players who think they can venture in this exercise without Maria's science), everyone has opinions as long as they're not confronted to the specific situation and choice. That's it for me.

Vincey!
May 18th, 2012, 10:41 PM
The point was Sharapova (and Kvitova) has the most to lose and the least to gain in the next two slams. Her overtaking Vuvurenka is possible but unlikely.
Year end #1 is obviously up for grabs and who will wind up in that position is anyone's guess. Vuvurenka has a great lead, but there's still 3 majors, YEC and several tier 1s to gain points from.

Of course she has the more to lose but with winning Stuttgart, a round further in Madrid and already a SF in Rome, she's actually having quite a good clay season so far. Masha has almost nothing to defend after Wimbledon so if she stays fit and has good results in the next 2 GS she'll be in the best position to get that #1 spot. Anyway, the reason why it came up to this was Azarenka's poor behavior and desperate attempt to keep up with her ranking.

brickhousesupporter
May 18th, 2012, 10:44 PM
Sharapova, so passive aggressive.
Meh, let the lesser girls fight. :lol:
:lol: This

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 10:45 PM
omg Maria :bowdown:

Sharapova on fire today. Suggested complimentary Pina Coladas 4 press b/c room was so hot. "I'd rather play a 3 set match than be in here." 14 minutes ago

LOL i love Sharapova's sassiness

Thank you. Loved it. :lol:

It's true the WTA looked like one big, happy sorority while Wozniacki was #1. But then again, she was never seen as a real threat so noone bothered. :lol: Now you can clearly see that the amount of bitchiness on the tour goes hand in hand with the amount of competitiveness. Good sign I guess. :lol:

You're welcome! The top 3 reminds me of WTA's heyday when the top players hated each other :lol:

Hingis/William Sisters, Capriati/Serena, Henin/Serena, Henin/Clijsters

I dont know about that. Caroline was holding 5 Tier I's a year ago. And Sharapova was insulting Vika & Jelena.
What changed is that Aga is in there, going after the grunters, and Sharapova gave it back to her

Well, the difference is that Caroline is very congenial, and it's always the no. 1 player's actions/behavior that gets magnified the most.

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 10:47 PM
So that's the thread :shrug: -- read the whole ITW, the selected phrases do not take the same inflammatory proportions people including the journalist tries to give them when with the whole interview. Maria and Vcitoria would never say real bad things against one another, they've never done it in the past for that matter.

It's kind of ridiculous to oppose or want to oppose Maria and Victoria to create drama for people. It only enhances the eagerness of Maria's and Victoria's detractors -- people fall in this stupid journalist's attempted manipulations to create trouble in the family just like noobs. Pfff. It's their jobs to try and stir problems.

In the heat of competition between the best competitors of the tour things can be done and/or said but it's never no harm. They love themselves and have respect for one another, see handshake in Stanford's F for example. :)



Even if we played the game of Eurosport for fun --



This logic would fail because training doesn't mean a player is not still injured, competition and training are two different things. A coach can adapt a training to an injured player and the player would look fit from an outside perspective then fail in competition. When Victoria W/D from Marbella and immediately entered Charleston match she lost against Mc Hale is an example but invisible to her haters.

Furthermore, each injuries are not the same hence don't require the same healing period. 3-4 days could suffice so as not, see Nadal's tendinitis after he pulled out of Miami. Furthermore, Victoria doesn't catch career threatening injuries (like Petkovic :sad: for example), it's just constant little 5-10 days or less types of physical issues that gets healed with some rest and quick treatments.



This logic would also be flawed for the simplest reason that, Maria is speaking as a world #2 who has the #1 in her visor.

From Victoria's perspective and all these many top players chasing her 320 points is really costly and she really does care about these especially when you have no real idea what the future will be of.


In every manner, the way this article is Textshopped wouldn't help Maria too -- Maria is much more thoughtful and ingenious than that. This article is reducing her to a logic fail master which she's not as shown in the integral interview. She has a very clean, organized yet indeed direct way of expressing herself and channeling her ideas contrary to that 2-8 self-centered player that owns her. :)

Also, this being only just an opinion (for other players who think they can venture in this exercise without Maria's science), everyone has opinions as long as they're not confronted to the specific situation and choice. That's it for me.
It is good you took the attack on VikA so well; I can understand because you are also a Maira fan, and your fellow Maria fans will descend on you like a ton of bricks if you dare defend Vika

However, I totally disagree when you said the journalists are trying to create a conflict.
Maria's words are stinging enough, nothing need to be added to create a stir

Vincey!
May 18th, 2012, 10:53 PM
Serena is a veteran of the spot and sure as hell knows how to pace herself. Your talk is BS to say the least. Serena has done far better than the above in the past and if there is any player out there who knows what it takes to make it happen, I think that is Serena without any doubt. Serena will take her due rest but it will not be enough to help your player attain the No.1 ranking. So, stay pressed as u should. Wish as u may, ya'll can't stop a run away train at this point!!:rolleyes:

LMAO, wishful thinking much? The most tournament Serena has played in a year in 16 than it was 13. SO if you think she'll keep that up you clearly doesn't know the career of YOUR player that much. She has already played 6 tournaments AND 2 fed cup ties. It's about the half of the tournaments she usually plays. She usually wins most the tournament she enters and she only won one so far, if you ask me, she's not in the best position to get to that #1 spot and surely not looking too good to keep it until the end of the year. Can she reach it? definitely, but she won't keep it till the end of the year. I wonder when you think she'll take that rest btw? RG is in two weeks, then there's Eastbourne 1 week later, then Wimby, than the OG couple weeks later...unless you don't think Serena will go deep in the next 2 GSs she won't have more than 3-4 weeks of rest. not in a row.

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 10:56 PM
Clearly rena fans are bitter because even tho she always wins on court, it's maria the one with the beauty, the media attention, the more money and the big fan base. jealously is BAD. :hah:

Cp6uja
May 18th, 2012, 10:57 PM
"My body and my health are the most important things and if you lose points or have a fine, I don't care about that."This is actually little bit unfair statement from Maria because, like we all know that, not anyone's body on tour worth $25M per year, and not anyone on tour get same attention no matter how she is ranked - so other players is not in same position to just ignore fines or zero points like Ma$ha is :p

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 11:00 PM
Its desperation, gerl. Her game can't do the talking anymore. :lol:

:sobbing:

Mary Cherry.
May 18th, 2012, 11:02 PM
It's funny that in a thread about Sharapova and Azarenka, it's Karma Police who comes off worst.

gc-spurs
May 18th, 2012, 11:04 PM
Firstly, it wasn't that bad. Maria's crafty shades are much better- here she was asked a question and gave a legit answer. And her view on injuries has always been the same- who cares about ranking and prize money when health is far more important. And it's hard to discredit her view/method when you see how well she's come back from injury while managing a decent ranking playing fewer tournaments. I mean, doesn't she have a zero pointer in there as well? And her POV doesn't apply to the lower ranked players who earn less money cause they don't have mandatories (correct me if I'm wrong).

I mean, also look at Venus- she never played before she was ready because health is more important to her and she's into her line of 3s!

gc-spurs
May 18th, 2012, 11:06 PM
This is actually little bit unfair statement from Maria because, like we all know that, not anyone's body on tour worth $25M per year, and not anyone on tour get same attention no matter how she is ranked - so other players is not in same position to just ignore fines or zero points like Ma$ha is :p

Please, Azarenka has made more money on court this year and though not quite 25 mil, probably doesn't lack endorsement money. Its not like the lower ranked players have this rule applicable to them.

acetoace
May 18th, 2012, 11:17 PM
LMAO, wishful thinking much? The most tournament Serena has played in a year in 16 than it was 13. SO if you think she'll keep that up you clearly doesn't know the career of YOUR player that much. She has already played 6 tournaments AND 2 fed cup ties. It's about the half of the tournaments she usually plays. She usually wins most the tournament she enters and she only won one so far, if you ask me, she's not in the best position to get to that #1 spot and surely not looking too good to keep it until the end of the year. Can she reach it? definitely, but she won't keep it till the end of the year. I wonder when you think she'll take that rest btw? RG is in two weeks, then there's Eastbourne 1 week later, then Wimby, than the OG couple weeks later...unless you don't think Serena will go deep in the next 2 GSs she won't have more than 3-4 weeks of rest. not in a row.

Just when I thought nothing else could surprise me on TF, LOL!! Don't know how long u've been around but sure looks like not long enough to know Serena's career history. All these if, if, if, and doubts of Serena u wrote above are your wishful thinking. Reserve that kind of thought for pova (your fave).... but not Serena and is the reason Serena is SERENA WILLIAMS. Get it? Serena has never conform to conventional wisdom and I believe most fervently that ya'll are in for sme "awe" moments in the coming months.

Back in 2002 just before RG, many were not projecting Serena to make No.1 that year. Oh well, were they shocked beyond belief? Rena made the rank with few matches played in WB that year.

Next, get your facts straight before writing nonsense. Don't know if u've been living in the cave or what, but Serena has won 2 tournaments this year and is shooting for the 3. Only your fave is stuck on 1 this year but then again, maybe u just delirious little bit or something!:lol:

Lastly, I'll tell u this much...... should Serena win RG, u can be assured she's not playing Eastbourn and will still win WB handsdown! U just watch. It's what makes Serena the ONE and only!!

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 11:24 PM
It's funny that in a thread about Sharapova and Azarenka, it's Karma Police who comes off worst.

Tell me something new :hi5:


I hate to say this, I really do.... but I've got to say I agree with Maria :bolt:

I was only saying something similar in another thread when Woz fans were talking about her ankle hindering her etc.

it-girl
May 18th, 2012, 11:44 PM
Clearly rena fans are bitter because even tho she always wins on court, it's maria the one with the beauty, the media attention, the more money and the big fan base. jealously is BAD. :hah:The only part that is true about this statement is that Serena always wins on court. As for the rest, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I do not see Maria as a beauty, I don't think she's ugly either but just not my idea of beautiful and as we know everyone has different taste. Some will agree with you and some will agree with me.

As for the media attention, that is a joke, everything Serena does gets media attention. Neither player is hurting in that department. And lastly the money statement. This is only based off of what they know of reported endorsements and not the players actual bank accounts or financial statements. Serena was making millions before Maria even came onto the scene and she has made a lot of investments and business deals that keep the money rolling in. It is a pretty bold statement to say that Maria has more money when there is no way in the world for you to actually know this unless both Maria and Serena trusted you enough to know about every single penny that they earn. To say Maria has the highest endorsement deal is one thing, to say Maria has more money is another thing all together.

As a person who has had to retire from matches herself Maria should understand that there are times when you have to. Everyone knows that Vika was not the healthiest player and there were times when she was about to pass out and there was a time when she actually passed out. Just because Maria has her opinions and beliefs about a matter does not mean that she should single out a fellow player because they handle things differently. One thing I have come to notice about Maria is that she will only talk about certain things that make her look good. We all know Maria is a fighter and so the fact of a person retiring on numerous occasions may be something that really bothers her and since she fights on even during times she may want to quit, making this kind of statement makes people acknowledge that fact.

But I can guarantee you that you will never hear Maria talk about Vika's screaming on court because it would not make her look good at all. Maria picks her attacks especially against players she does not really care for.

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 11:45 PM
The only part that is true about this statement is that Serena always wins on court. As for the rest, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I do not see Maria as a beauty, I don't think she's ugly either but just not my idea of beautiful and as we know everyone has different taste. Some will agree with you and some will agree with me.

As for the media attention, that is a joke, everything Serena does gets media attention. Neither player is hurting in that department. And lastly the money statement. This is only based off of what they know of reported endorsements and not the players actual bank accounts or financial statements. Serena was making millions before Maria even came onto the scene and she has made a lot of investments and business deals that keep the money rolling in. It is a pretty bold statement to say that Maria has more money when there is no way in the world for you to actually know this unless both Maria and Serena trusted you enough to know about every single penny that they earn. To say Maria has the highest endorsement deal is one thing, to say Maria has more money is another thing all together.

As a person who has had to retire from matches herself Maria should understand that there are times when you have to. Everyone knows that Vika was not the healthiest player and there were times when she was about to pass out and there was a time when she actually passed out. Just because Maria has her opinions and beliefs about a matter does not mean that she should single out a fellow player because they handle things differently. One thing I have come to notice about Maria is that she will only talk about certain things that make her look good. We all know Maria is a fighter and so the fact of a person retiring on numerous occasions may be something that really bothers her and since she fights on even during times she may want to quit, making this kind of statement makes people acknowledge that fact.

But I can guarantee you that you will never hear Maria talk about Vika's screaming on court because it would not make her look good at all. Maria picks her attacks especially against players she does not really care for.

She didn't single anyone out :lol: They asked her about Victoria. And in the transcript, it didn't sound nearly as "bitchy" as it might have seemed in that article. She just gave her opinion on the topic. :shrug: And that last sentence is simply not true. Most of the "shade" that's come out of Maria's mouth this year has been provoked (eg Radwanska at AO) and in this particular instance, I don't really what was so wrong with what she said. She's right tbh. But I'm obviously biased.

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 11:46 PM
^nobody read that but ok gurl

Belmont Lad
May 19th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Masha :bowdown:

dsanders06
May 19th, 2012, 12:31 AM
She didn't single anyone out :lol: They asked her about Victoria. And in the transcript, it didn't sound nearly as "bitchy" as it might have seemed in that article. She just gave her opinion on the topic. :shrug: And that last sentence is simply not true. Most of the "shade" that's come out of Maria's mouth this year has been provoked (eg Radwanska at AO) and in this particular instance, I don't really what was so wrong with what she said. She's right tbh. But I'm obviously biased.

Well, let's be honest, she could've taken the diplomatic route and just done the bogstandard bland "I don't worry about what the other girls do, I just focus on myself" answer :p But as far as I'm concerned, Azarenka had this coming what with her claiming injuries in the last THREE wins Maria got over her because she's such a sore loser, not to mention that obnoxious dance she did after the IW final :o


Sharapova, so passive aggressive.
Meh, let the lesser girls fight. :lol:

Its desperation, gerl. Her game can't do the talking anymore. :lol:

Yeah, because it's not like Serena has a long history of taking petty digs at players :spit: Wasn't she insulting Nadal and Djokovic just a few days ago?
I can only assume these posts were ironic, because for all your flaws, I had you down as one of the few Willytards with an iota of self-awareness :lol:

DefyingGravity
May 19th, 2012, 12:45 AM
Clearly rena fans are bitter because even tho she always wins on court, it's maria the one with the beauty, the media attention, the more money and the big fan base. jealously is BAD. :hah:

Who cares about the money!? This isn't golf!!!!

It's about individual history in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York.

And, this thread ain't about Serena. It's about Maria and Victoria.

tennisphilia
May 19th, 2012, 12:47 AM
Some interviewer ought to call Radwanska and let her comment aswell :devil:

If I were Radwanska, I'd keep my cool on Azarenka as fans would think she'd only be sour-graping on the player who beat her 6x this year.

Vincey!
May 19th, 2012, 12:49 AM
This is actually little bit unfair statement from Maria because, like we all know that, not anyone's body on tour worth $25M per year, and not anyone on tour get same attention no matter how she is ranked - so other players is not in same position to just ignore fines or zero points like Ma$ha is :p

hum we're not talking about a journey women who is barely top 50 but the world #1 who has made over 4 millions dollar only in prize money so far this year :shrug:

Vincey!
May 19th, 2012, 12:55 AM
Just when I thought nothing else could surprise me on TF, LOL!! Don't know how long u've been around but sure looks like not long enough to know Serena's career history. All these if, if, if, and doubts of Serena u wrote above are your wishful thinking. Reserve that kind of thought for pova (your fave).... but not Serena and is the reason Serena is SERENA WILLIAMS. Get it? Serena has never conform to conventional wisdom and I believe most fervently that ya'll are in for sme "awe" moments in the coming months.

Back in 2002 just before RG, many were not projecting Serena to make No.1 that year. Oh well, were they shocked beyond belief? Rena made the rank with few matches played in WB that year.

Next, get your facts straight before writing nonsense. Don't know if u've been living in the cave or what, but Serena has won 2 tournaments this year and is shooting for the 3. Only your fave is stuck on 1 this year but then again, maybe u just delirious little bit or something!:lol:

Lastly, I'll tell u this much...... should Serena win RG, u can be assured she's not playing Eastbourn and will still win WB handsdown! U just watch. It's what makes Serena the ONE and only!!

First of all, yes you're right she did win 2 tournaments sorry for that mistakes, but that doesn't change that she usually play 13 event a year and usually win more tourneys than that. Can she win RG AND WB? Yes, I never said the opposite, can she reach the #1 with that? Also it's likely to happen. BUT what 'm saying is that SHarapova has a better chance to end the year at #1 than Serena. Sharapova is #2 in the race this season...Serena is hummm 4 with only 1 event less than Maria with 1500 pts less than Maria as well. :shrug: Now get back in your fave big butt and get YOUR delusional fact together. It's not all about Serena I'm sorry lol You're assuming alot of things in your arguments, nothing that you bring is a sure fact for now. She may not win RG and Wimby nor the OG. Stop thinking it's already in the bag....cocky Serena fan much :o lol

Lachy
May 19th, 2012, 02:18 AM
Maria is right here. If you're injured, you don't play. No points or fine should even be a factor. If you're worried about a fine or whatever then do some PR for the tournament to make up for not playing.

Love the Pina Coladas comment :hearts: Go Mash!

Harry.
May 19th, 2012, 02:18 AM
Dayum Maria. No one does bitchy like Masha. Love it. :hearts: .. Inappropriate or not, she does make a valid point.

I don't really have a problem with Vika's history of retirements/walkovers although she does have a pretty impressive list of doing that. We all assumed that she withdrew because she probably wanted to avoid another zero-pointer on her ranking but for her to come out and admit it is just adding fuel to the fire. I mean, what difference does 125 points make to her ranking? It's just a lil' crazy. Plus she could have easily avoided the fine by playing Tokyo which she's probably going to do so it just makes it even weirder.

VeeJJ
May 19th, 2012, 02:38 AM
Well, she's right.

Nicolás89
May 19th, 2012, 05:17 AM
Lol at people praising Pova for being candid but when people go candid on her then it's not cool. :lol:

aloeball
May 19th, 2012, 05:25 AM
I know right, it's not as if the WTA makes people play. You don't play, you get zero points. POINTS for fuck sake. And money. I guess, Azarenka wants to be no.1 with the endorsement deals rather than being healthy.

As bad or nearly as bad as Caro and her whoring of tournies in my opinion.

Maria gains more respect from me after this.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 19th, 2012, 06:46 AM
She's right. :shrug:

Six Feet Under
May 19th, 2012, 06:52 AM
Maria is being bitter :lol:

stromatolite
May 19th, 2012, 07:46 AM
For once I find myself agreeing 100% with Maria. Shameful withdrawal made even more shameful by pitiful excuse.

Kasey
May 19th, 2012, 08:01 AM
So Pova is right commenting on Azarenka but Agatha is not referring to Sharapova's grunting?
After all, they both made their statements :rolleyes:

Hopefully Rena will make you cry a river once again snatching this Turkish Blonde.

Welcome1
May 19th, 2012, 08:26 AM
You don't mess with Azarenka. Look what she did to Agatha!

New biatch for Vika I guess)

leon charles
May 19th, 2012, 08:29 AM
I find it a bit sad that Sharapova felt the need to turn an opportunity of talking about what's wrong with the tour and player rights into just another petty jab; it might be true that Azarenka did in fact retire a lot last year, but this is in no way relevant to the issue at hand. She herself has previously spoken about how the interests of the players are often ignored in favour of questionable decisions.

I feel confident in saying that I am not the only one here that doesn't approve of the roadmap and the current situation with like a dozen mandatory tournaments and the manner in which the situation is handled. I don't think many posters in this thread are even aware how a zero-pointer works and what the consequences of amassing a couple of them are. The WTA is acting in a bit of a bizzare manner with this whole thing. They want to encourage players not to do the whole "part-time" approach and because of that introduced mandatory tournaments - not neccessarily a decision I agree with, but understandable.

The WTA rankings are composed out of points of the 16 (I think?) best tournaments a player plays over the span of 52 weeks. A zero-pointer replaces one of these 16 tournaments with a flat zero for the next 52 weeks, which effectively majorly cripples your potential ranking because you are no longer at a level playing field with most other players. This pretty harsh method is used just so that people are "scared" of missing tournaments, but it does not even take injuries or the like into account - if you don't play your ranking is crippled for a full year, regardless of whether or not you broke your leg or you dont feel like playing.

Most big players allow themselves to get like 2 zero-pointers at any given time because the system is incredibly dumb and their health is obviously more important but there comes a point in the end where you just can't afford to put yourself at an even bigger disadvantage, especially if the rankings are as crowded and close at the top as they will be over the next couple of months. These mechanics are utterly counter-productive, the WTA put them in place to get high quality draws and good matches for the spectators but all they do is encourage tankings and tactical retirements such as these, which is basically the opposite of what they are intended to do - the system is simply broken and any shade throwing that Sharapova feels the need to engage in does not change anything about that.

So what the majority of you people are saying is that rankings should under no circumstances be cared about at all? Clearly that is major evidence of how broken this entire system is and that Azarenka is in the right in voicing these concerns. Yes, she retires a lot, we get it. If she had skipped all tournaments instead of doing what she did she would probably have about 7+ zero-poinets by now which would probably put her towards the lower half of the top ten for reasons beyond her control and give almost every other player an unfair advantage over her.

You can't really blame Azarenka for trying to follow the guidelines which do require you to play these mandatory tournaments (the motive in doing so is irrelevant) and then retire when it is obvious that she'd rather not carry on to allow her to heal properly. The blame is to be put on the oximoronic system that encourages this behaviour. I appreciate the honesty from Azarenka and prefer hearing stuff like this over dumb excuses or petty remarks that don't contribute to solving any issues.

I really really despise this cult of personality that a lot of fans here have going on - "anything my favourite says is correct and we will not even think about the issues and blindly accept their perfect opinions" - get over yourselves and just think about what you are saying for once.

borrowedheaven
May 19th, 2012, 08:45 AM
Bitter Maria. she really didn't need to do this.

fouc
May 19th, 2012, 08:45 AM
So basically Martha agrees with Agatha on this one, making the latter seem so much less pressed. :oh:

stromatolite
May 19th, 2012, 09:15 AM
For fuck's sake people need to stop fobbing this off as just another instance of bitchiness. For sure, Maria has said plenty of stupid things out of pure bitchiness (isn't she back in Poland, etc.), but this is a serious issue, and as such it doesn't really matter who made the comments. Vika has discredited the WTA by her cynical withdrawal, and then rubbed salt in the wounds by publicly admitting that she did it purely for the points, and by suggesting that the WTA is somehow to blame because they don't make their rules to suit her. In the light of her confession it would be good if they could find a way to make this a zero-pointer for her after all, and fine her for her cynical abuse of the rules that is unworthy of a world #1.

Cajka
May 19th, 2012, 09:38 AM
Well, let's be honest, she could've taken the diplomatic route and just done the bogstandard bland "I don't worry about what the other girls do, I just focus on myself" answer :p

It would sound even worse, because she was asked about certain WTA rules Azarenka was complaining about. She could've said something like: "Rules are rules, it's same for everyone, no matter how physically demanding this schedule is." She could've avoided mentioning Vika's injuries, but she chose to be a bit too honest. I don't blame her.

Vuvurenka
May 19th, 2012, 09:52 AM
I really really despise this cult of personality that a lot of fans here have going on - "anything my favourite says is correct and we will not even think about the issues and blindly accept their perfect opinions" - get over yourselves and just think about what you are saying for once.

THIS SFM. But what's TF without the delusional stanning and fanwars? :lol: Sanity is something you can rarely find on this forum.

GoofyDuck
May 19th, 2012, 10:19 AM
She is gonna slam Serena next - oh wait she doesn't dare :lol:

homogenius
May 19th, 2012, 10:24 AM
don't think Vika will lose sleep cause of Bitterova's comments.