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Knizzle
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:20 AM
She is just an albino ;) Not too many players excite me, but this girl excites me. She will probably be my #1 fave after the Williams sisters retire. Her game is huge. Step it up Venus and Serena cause you will have company in a few years or less.

Jarrett
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:23 AM
I know what you are talking about! I am seeing a lot of promise. I might not turn off tennis after Monica stops now. I have someone to root for again! YAY!

TeeRexx
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:27 AM
Or will she merely be the next 'Little VENUS' Hantuchova? :)

So, Richard and Sharpie's mom were good pals 17-18 years ago, eh? :eek: :)

Knizzle
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:28 AM
Or will she merely be the next 'Little VENUS' Hantuchova? :)

So, Richard and Sharpie's mom were good pals 17-18 years ago, eh? :eek: :)

She is nothing like Hantuchova. Sharapova is intense.

SM
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:34 AM
sharapova hits a heavy ball like the williams sisters.

daniella hits pancake flat which soi the reason she gets the high winner and high error ratio akin to venus in the early stages of her carreer IMO

SM
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:35 AM
maria is already better than dani game-wise and shes just 16!!!!

Sam L
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:35 AM
The only thing I like about her is her screams. That's excitement. :eek:

Beat
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:58 AM
sharapova hits a heavy ball like the williams sisters.

daniella hits pancake flat which soi the reason she gets the high winner and high error ratio akin to venus in the early stages of her carreer IMO

she
is
called
DANIELA
!!!!

:fiery:

Gowza
Aug 8th, 2003, 07:19 AM
imo maria hits harder than hantuchova already and maria can hit winners from anywhere whereas DANIELA has a bit more finesse.

curtain
Aug 8th, 2003, 07:24 AM
rotflmao! where do u get this from? in terms of power, i agree, but in terms of looks and beauty, u r way off! ;) :haha:

disposablehero
Aug 8th, 2003, 07:37 AM
I thought Kim was the third Williams sister? Of course, a lot of people said Hantuchova. Does that mean there are 5, or is it that Williams fans get bored having only 2?

Jeff
Aug 8th, 2003, 07:51 AM
I agree, I love Sharapova's game. She's also very competitive and a go-getter, which is great to watch.

Vincent
Aug 8th, 2003, 08:30 AM
I was sure she would be the true threat after maria beting Maggie Maleeva 6-0 6-2 in Hong Kong Ladies Challenge, she played like Serena killing every weak opponent.:)

Jakeev
Aug 8th, 2003, 10:01 AM
Maria definitely is just gonna keep getting better. And what I like about her compared to so many others like her, is you can see that fire in her eyes.

People that succeed in tennis are those that want it. And barring she does not have anything serious happen physically or in her personal life, there is no reason why she cannot be top five by 18-19.

But she has her detractors and hopefully she will shut them up with her ever improving game.

bandabou
Aug 8th, 2003, 10:31 AM
Me like girlie too! She´s the potential to do some very great things. 16 years old, huh?! And to play like that against Kim in this form?! :eek:

People are right about her fire. I think she will weather the storm of bad times better than Dani. Let´s just say we won´t see Maria crying on court any time soon.

SJW
Aug 8th, 2003, 10:33 AM
i love Maria :D she is a pleasure to watch, especially live

the cat
Aug 8th, 2003, 10:53 AM
Knizzle, I like your thoughts on Maria being the third Williams sister! :D

As a tennis player Maria reminds me most of Daniela Hantuchova. Like Darling Dani :angel: , Maria is tall, thin, has great technique on her strokes and has alot of power. And as others have pointed out Maria at age 16 already has more power than Dani and hits a heavier ball. And she's already physically bigger and stronger than Dani, too.

As far as her tennis career goes and how good she will be, I think Maria Sharapova will most likely be somewhere between Daniela Hantuchova and Venus Williams. :bounce: And I'll gladly settle for that. :)

Udachi Maria! :bounce:

anton
Aug 8th, 2003, 11:07 AM
Maria has a great game. I hope to see her play a whole match on TV soon or in person!!! :wavey:

Cybelle Darkholme
Aug 8th, 2003, 02:16 PM
I thought Kim was the third Williams sister? Of course, a lot of people said Hantuchova. Does that mean there are 5, or is it that Williams fans get bored having only 2?

we're greedy.

Kim is still an honorary wiliams sister.

Daniela? Well the game is there but the mind..... not very williams sisterish... unless you compare her with post first grandslam win serena but even then serena was winning tournaments. Daniela has lost her honorary williams sister status and is now replaced by maria supergirl sharapova who inherits the nickname from serena glamazon williams.

skanky~skanketta
Aug 8th, 2003, 02:20 PM
its so crazy, but when she played juniors, she was NOTHING like this. yes, she won those jr slams, but her game has come a long way!maria is definitely the real thing!a real go-getter!ALLEZ MARIA!and when was the last time we actually had someone with a holy name on the top?

starr
Aug 8th, 2003, 02:30 PM
Christine Evert?

Dava
Aug 8th, 2003, 03:21 PM
She is an exciting player, and I think and HOPE she will go far in this sport.

BigTennisFan
Aug 8th, 2003, 03:33 PM
we're greedy.

Kim is still an honorary wiliams sister.

Daniela? Well the game is there but the mind..... not very williams sisterish... unless you compare her with post first grandslam win serena but even then serena was winning tournaments. Daniela has lost her honorary williams sister status and is now replaced by maria supergirl sharapova who inherits the nickname from serena glamazon williams.

This is funny Cybelle. :lol:

Dawn Marie
Aug 8th, 2003, 04:52 PM
As the cat can tell yah, I knew she was going to be good when she was at Nick Bolletteri's. I saw her when I went to Forida, she was screaming loud back then. lol. Infact we were getting lessons all her screaming was all over the background and throughout the courts. lol

She is focused on tennis, now the key is will she keep that focus or will she let the money and the fame take that focus away. I think she will remain focused on her results and her sport. Unlike Daniela, who know is into modeling and lost focus.

I still think if Daniela could just get stronger physically that she can become#1 one day and win some majors.

Anyway.. GO MARIA!

Jakeev
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:37 PM
its so crazy, but when she played juniors, she was NOTHING like this. yes, she won those jr slams, but her game has come a long way!maria is definitely the real thing!a real go-getter!ALLEZ MARIA!and when was the last time we actually had someone with a holy name on the top?


Maria's best Grand Slam junior result I think was the 2002 Aussie final.

the cat
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:43 PM
That's right Dawn. You've been touting Maria for a couple years. Almost as long as I have. ;) I think you once even told me you videotaped her practicing.

Jakeev, I think Maria's best junior result was making the 2002 Girls Wimbledon final.

Why doesn't anyone consider Justine Henin-Hardenne the third Williams sister? ;)

vs1
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:44 PM
I really like that determined look on her face when she plays. She reminds me a lot of Serena in that way. When they are out there, you can SEE that they REALLY want it. And each point won is a true victory. She is great to watch. And I love how she takes advantage of weak returns and just goes for it. She's not so defensive. She's very aggressive. And then she gets off the court and smiles and is all kisses...just like Serena. Excellent!!! :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

bandabou
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:46 PM
As the cat can tell yah, I knew she was going to be good when she was at Nick Bolletteri's. I saw her when I went to Forida, she was screaming loud back then. lol. Infact we were getting lessons all her screaming was all over the background and throughout the courts. lol

She is focused on tennis, now the key is will she keep that focus or will she let the money and the fame take that focus away. I think she will remain focused on her results and her sport. Unlike Daniela, who know is into modeling and lost focus.

I still think if Daniela could just get stronger physically that she can become#1 one day and win some majors.

Anyway.. GO MARIA!

That one day would be in a Williamsless tennisworld.

Becool
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:50 PM
Daniela was never another Williams sister, and her status of Little V was the biggest mistake the Williams fans did on this board.

Venus was much more intense, was fast, hit hard, really hard, and was fearless and really emotional. Daniela and Venus the only similarity I see is being emotional that's all. Venus was much better. And in Daniela's age Venus used to win more titles and was more feared.. so Daniela was never or will be a Little V.

Sharapova, I can assume I've never seen the girl, but I hope to. I think she might be really interesting as some people on the board says. I've watched Ashley Harkleroad and she's nice. I like her game, but I'll prefer Maria, who seems to be more powerful and more loud.

I hope to get her on TV very soon ;)

alexusjonesfan
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:57 PM
Daniela was never another Williams sister, and her status of Little V was the biggest mistake the Williams fans did on this board.

Venus was much more intense, was fast, hit hard, really hard, and was fearless and really emotional. Daniela and Venus the only similarity I see is being emotional that's all. Venus was much better. And in Daniela's age Venus used to win more titles and was more feared.. so Daniela was never or will be a Little V.



lol, I hope Masha doesn't lose her 'honourary membership' if she has a couple mediocre years like Daniela. :tape:

cool bird
Aug 8th, 2003, 09:42 PM
Well lets wait and see. The girl is only 16. I want to see what she is really like mentaly before i make to many judgements on this girl.
I dont want to take any thing away from her. I have seen her play she is very good.
But i will wait to see if she is gonna be a top player.
And the way I always do that is if its 5-5 it the third your down two break points can you make the big serve or hit the shot when it counts when its the SF Final of say a slam.

Knizzle
Aug 8th, 2003, 09:50 PM
Well lets wait and see. The girl is only 16. I want to see what she is really like mentaly before i make to many judgements on this girl.
I dont want to take any thing away from her. I have seen her play she is very good.
But i will wait to see if she is gonna be a top player.
And the way I always do that is if its 5-5 it the third your down two break points can you make the big serve or hit the shot when it counts when its the SF Final of say a slam.

Well Clijsters can't even do that and she is about to be #1. Masha just reminds me alot of the WS, and she excites me when I see her play.

Dawn Marie
Aug 9th, 2003, 02:47 AM
That's right the cat I taped her. When we were outside on the courts and getting lessons the coaches stated that she was going to be good. They talked about her because we were all asking who she was? I mean even back then we knew she HAD to be some young up n' comer. She was loud (very loud) and hitting/training with her partner.


Even though Daniela is falling for some of the same problems that Anna K has in the past I still believe that she can become #1. She has great groundstrokes and finesse and a great net game. All she needs is added strength and a better schedule. She plays too many tourneys.. just gong through the motions like Jelena.

Now peronsally I think Daniela has the game, but is just slumping and needs to get stronger. She needs to add some upper body strength like Justine has done.

As for Maria, I think she is the real deal and I shall root for her. As she will win grandslams. GO MARIA kick ass, but V@S's.

Tennisace
Aug 9th, 2003, 02:56 AM
This is sad...before everyone was crazy about Elena Dementieva, and then Daniela Hantuchova, and now Maria Sharapova...let's not call anyone after something until she actually matches her "name-sake."

Ballbuster
Aug 9th, 2003, 03:54 AM
Ya'll need to stop aligning other players to your fave.

Danella as Little V? LOL

Chance
Aug 9th, 2003, 04:12 AM
I agree with Ballbuster.

brunof
Aug 9th, 2003, 04:56 AM
Could she qualify for a Gold Exempt?

the cat
Aug 9th, 2003, 03:02 PM
Dawn Maria, I agree with you about Daniela. She has some of the best and most beautiful srokes I have ever seen! :D And she has great touch and finesse, too. I still think she can be a top 5 player. But she's got to get tougher and stronger to do so.

Dawn, I'm surprised they let you videotape Maria's and other players practices then. With all of the security issues in the world now I doubt they would let you videotape practice at Bollettieri's. What year was it you visted there? 1998 or 1999? I bet Maria was screeching even then! ;)

Did you get to meet Nick Bollettieri when you were there? Were you getting tennis lessons, Dawn?

And I don't think she's ready for the Williams sisters yet? Maybe in a year or 2. :) Maria will probabaly be in awe of them the first time she plays them. :eek: But then she will get used to playing them.

bandabou
Aug 9th, 2003, 03:08 PM
Don´t compare either Maria or Dani-girl to either sister, ´cause the sisters are unique! There´s only one Venus and one Serena!!

le bon vivant
Oct 12th, 2005, 11:51 PM
Knizzle is the shit, man.

the cat
Oct 12th, 2005, 11:56 PM
Good call Knizzle. :) Masha is the third Williams sister on the WTA Tour. :yeah: But Masha's game reminds me more of Venus' game than Serena's.

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:00 AM
I agree with Ballbuster.

:haha: :haha: Now theres a name from the past :haha: :haha:

Rocketta
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:01 AM
I really like that determined look on her face when she plays. She reminds me a lot of Serena in that way. When they are out there, you can SEE that they REALLY want it. And each point won is a true victory. She is great to watch. And I love how she takes advantage of weak returns and just goes for it. She's not so defensive. She's very aggressive. And then she gets off the court and smiles and is all kisses...just like Serena. Excellent!!! :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

*VS1* Where are you????? :bigcry: :bigcry:

le bon vivant
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:02 AM
this 'going back to see all your past reps' thing is the best thing EVAR!!!

Rocketta
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:03 AM
this 'going back to see all your past reps' thing is the best thing EVAR!!!

Haha! All those lost threads... :lol:

Knizzle
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:06 AM
I guess I shouldn't bump the "Celebration of Mary Carillo thread" :tape: :haha:

xan
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:09 AM
:haha:

How things have changed with the WS fans now Maria's become such a threat!

random fan
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:09 AM
lol so many people that were adoring her then and annoyed of her now when she did some damage. women' tennis...

le bon vivant
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:10 AM
:haha:

How things have changed with the WS fans now Maria's become such a threat!

and Masha fans too, for that matter.

hablo
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:13 AM
Knizzle is the shit, man.
:lol: so did Knizzle change his mind :haha:

Buitenzorg
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:14 AM
Maria is nothing like Venus nor Serena nor anybody :p

le bon vivant
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:19 AM
I personally think shes more like Davenport on crack.

blumaroo
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:22 AM
Well, players always get more praise when they're upcoming players. Once they are established, the hate comes.

Diesel
Oct 13th, 2005, 01:02 AM
:haha:

How things have changed with the WS fans now Maria's become such a threat!


You still have a problem counting, even when using your fingers.

Rocketta
Oct 13th, 2005, 01:05 AM
You still have a problem counting, even when using your fingers.

that would be too much to ask...:tape:

Diesel
Oct 13th, 2005, 01:10 AM
that would be too much to ask...:tape:

Sadly with Xan and those like him it is.

RenaSlam.
Oct 13th, 2005, 01:25 AM
Yikes, Knizzle. Yikes. :lol:

kaki
Oct 13th, 2005, 04:40 AM
that would be too much to ask...:tape:

I like your avatar rocketta,who's that?

Rocketta
Oct 13th, 2005, 05:26 AM
I like your avatar rocketta,who's that?

well my neice calls them da girls. :)

dreamgoddess099
Oct 13th, 2005, 05:37 AM
Well, players always get more praise when they're upcoming players. Once they are established, the hate comes.
That's because most people are supportive of young players and want to see them do well. Also, the personality of many young players isn't known yet, when they become more established we get to read their press conferences and see them in interviews more. That's when most people decide if they really like someone. I gather most of the people who liked her in the beginning liked her because she played an aggressive game reminiscent of their favs. Is seems that once they learned about her dry personality they changed their minds. :lol:

Rub
Oct 13th, 2005, 06:09 AM
i disagree :wavey:

Sharapower
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:38 PM
Lol @ Knizzle

Kade Kempson
Oct 13th, 2005, 02:21 PM
Maria Sharapova is not a third Williams Sister. She never will be.

In the words of Maria Sharapova. 'I'm [she's] the next Maria Sharapova'.

Ever heard of indivduality?

Nor do I think she's better than Venus, as with Venus Maria has lost in straight sets, in their last two meetings. However I do think she could be a threat against Serena; though I do feel with Serena, that she is latching onto her game.

Sharapower
Oct 13th, 2005, 02:45 PM
Nor do I think she's better than Venus, as with Venus Maria has lost in straight sets, in their last two meetings.

And Maria won in straght sets in the 2 previous confrontations... Plus you inlcude an exhibition in your stat. :p

Kade Kempson
Oct 13th, 2005, 02:57 PM
And Maria won in straght sets in the 2 previous confrontations... Plus you inlcude an exhibition in your stat. :p

ummm??

Venus wasn't playing the standard she is at current. If Venus were to play Maria now, then I'd assure you that Venus would defeat Maria, as evidenced by their previous meetings (in 2005) which depcits the year when Venus finally came out of her shell. Don't get me wrong I'm not taking anything away from Maria. I'm not a fan of hers but I do respect her, nevertheless.

In reference to your exhibtion match, yes I did include it, so what?

The main thing you need to take away from my post is that Maria is one of a kind. As is Serena and Venus.

sweetiepiedoll
Oct 14th, 2005, 09:04 PM
There can only be and always will be two Williams sisters:

Venus Ebone Starr Williams
Serena Jameka Williams

Special mention to: Yetunde Price, Lyndrea Pice, and Isha Price

G_Slammed
Oct 14th, 2005, 10:07 PM
If you wanna be the 3rd Williams sister.. you at the least should be as good an athlete. And funny looking ass Sharapova is not.

jacobruiz
Oct 14th, 2005, 10:12 PM
As long as we don't have to look at your funny-looking ass.:rolleyes:

Blonde_Ambition7
Oct 14th, 2005, 10:16 PM
honestly, i don't mind sharapova being comapred to venus and serena.

i mean c'mon...i'm sure she would love to win 5 or 7 grand slams...it's excellent company to be mentioned with.

but maria is maria, who knows what's to come, maybe she'll take their combined slams and win 12 :) hopefully she has a long career ahead of her and some of those slam titles come in 2006!

i really hope my numbers are right haha.

Denise4925
Oct 14th, 2005, 10:24 PM
Knizzle is the shit, man.
I wonder if he still feels the same. I felt that way too in 2003 when she first hit the scene. I loved seeing her play, but one Wimbledon, one attitude change and a million dollars, hypes and excuses later I changed my mind. :lol:

Veenut
Oct 15th, 2005, 02:08 AM
I wonder if he still feels the same. I felt that way too in 2003 when she first hit the scene. I loved seeing her play, but one Wimbledon, one attitude change and a million dollars, hypes and excuses later I changed my mind. :lol:

That is one of the freedom we all enjoy. There is nothing wrong with changing your mind as somethings just don't work out as expected. As an aside, I'm even returning a pair of shoes I bought tomorrow because I changed my mind, so what the heck. :shrug:

Billy Moonshine
Oct 15th, 2005, 03:38 AM
Maria Sharapova is not a third Williams Sister. She never will be.

In the words of Maria Sharapova. 'I'm [she's] the next Maria Sharapova'.

Ever heard of indivduality?

Nor do I think she's better than Venus, as with Venus Maria has lost in straight sets, in their last two meetings. However I do think she could be a threat against Serena; though I do feel with Serena, that she is latching onto her game.

U think she could be a threat against serena?
Did u not see the wimby 04 final or the YEC 04 Final?
She IS a threat to Serena. Check out Serena's Houdini act in the oz open semis for further evidence.
And please, no excuses for Serena's defeats. She lost. Full stop.

Denise4925
Oct 15th, 2005, 03:42 AM
U think she could be a threat against serena?
Did u not see the wimby 04 final or the YEC 04 Final?
She IS a threat to Serena. Check out Serena's Houdini act in the oz open semis for further evidence.
And please, no excuses for Serena's defeats. She lost. Full stop.
What planet do you live on? Serena beat Maria in the Oz Open Semis and won the the tournament and please no excuses, Maria lost full stop. :rolleyes:

Billy Moonshine
Oct 15th, 2005, 03:55 AM
What planet do you live on? Serena beat Maria in the Oz Open Semis and won the the tournament and please no excuses, Maria lost full stop. :rolleyes:

Why dont u read posts before u slam them ?
Sure, serena bt maria at oz open but what about wimby and YEC?
I have no problem facing up to maria's defeats, but u williams fans cant face serenas.

Billy Moonshine
Oct 15th, 2005, 03:57 AM
What planet do you live on? Serena beat Maria in the Oz Open Semis and won the the tournament and please no excuses, Maria lost full stop. :rolleyes:

Houdini by the way is an escape artist so my post doesnt say Serena lost u fool!

Denise4925
Oct 15th, 2005, 03:59 AM
Why dont u read posts before u slam them ?
Sure, serena bt maria at oz open but what about wimby and YEC?
I have no problem facing up to maria's defeats, but u williams fans cant face serenas.
I have no problem facing Serena's losses, because she was injured and unfit most of the year. But, I was responding to your comment on Serena pulling a Houdini act, which I took to mean as a magical act or disappearing act, when in fact she was the better player on that day. Why try to diminish her win over Maria?

Denise4925
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:02 AM
Houdini by the way is an escape artist so my post doesnt say Serena lost u fool!
No bitch, you're the fool. You talk about Serena fans not making excuses, but you say this in the same breath that you claim Serena escaped defeat against Maria at the Aussie Open. I could say the very same thing about Maria at the YEC '04 when Serena got injured in the second set. :rolleyes: So before you try and remove the splinter out of my eye, take the log out of your own.

Knizzle
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:02 AM
I wonder if he still feels the same. I felt that way too in 2003 when she first hit the scene. I loved seeing her play, but one Wimbledon, one attitude change and a million dollars, hypes and excuses later I changed my mind. :lol:

I still feel she reminds me of the sisters in her intensity(minus the screams and cmon's). Some of the shots she made against Venus at Wimbledon in the semis could probably only be pulled off by Serena, Venus or Maria though Serena and Venus do it so much better because of their movement. She has the same ambition on the court as Serena and Venus do, somewhat anyway.

Billy Moonshine
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:04 AM
I have no problem facing Serena's losses, because she was injured and unfit most of the year. But, I was responding to your comment on Serena pulling a Houdini act, which I took to mean as a magical act or disappearing act, when in fact she was the better player on that day. Why try to diminish her win over Maria?


Denise, Im wrong, sorry.
I was trying to argue with the other poster that maria was a threat to Serena. If u read the posts and see my italics i was pointing out that the poster said maria could be a threat, whereas I believe she is.
Anyway, apologies for the stupidity of my posts towards u.

Denise4925
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:05 AM
I still feel she reminds me of the sisters in her intensity(minus the screams and cmon's). Some of the shots she made against Venus at Wimbledon in the semis could probably only be pulled off by Serena, Venus or Maria though Serena and Venus do it so much better because of their movement. She has the same ambition on the court as Serena and Venus do, somewhat anyway.
Granted, but do you still feel that she excites you when you see her play and will she still be your No. 1 fave once the Sisters retire?

Billy Moonshine
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:06 AM
No bitch, you're the fool. You talk about Serena fans not making excuses, but you say this in the same breath that you claim Serena escaped defeat against Maria at the Aussie Open. I could say the very same thing about Maria at the YEC '04 when Serena got injured in the second set. :rolleyes: So before you try and remove the splinter out of my eye, take the log out of your own.

Dont call me a bitch, u arrogant foul mouthed piece of crap!!!!
I take back my apology and see u for what u r : Ignorant.

Denise4925
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:06 AM
Denise, Im wrong, sorry.
I was trying to argue with the other poster that maria was a threat to Serena. If u read the posts and see my italics i was pointing out that the poster said maria could be a threat, whereas I believe she is.
Anyway, apologies for the stupidity of my posts towards u.
I accept your apology and I'm sorry for calling you a bitch. :)

Denise4925
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:07 AM
Dont call me a bitch, u arrogant foul mouthed piece of crap!!!!
I take back my apology and see u for what u r : Ignorant.
Gosh, give me a second to see your apology. :lol:

Billy Moonshine
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:08 AM
Denise, Im sorry!!!

Denise4925
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:10 AM
Denise, Im sorry!!!
No prob. :hug:

Knizzle
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:36 AM
Granted, but do you still feel that she excites you when you see her play and will she still be your No. 1 fave once the Sisters retire?

I dunno if she'll be my #1 fave, but I still like to watch her play, but some of the excitement has worn off cause I feel she's alot different then she was then.

@m@nd@
Oct 15th, 2005, 05:45 AM
i agree...they are the most famous female players and have many fans as well as haters. no matter how well they do, people always find ways to diss them. when they lose, all this bashing occurs.

Denise4925
Oct 15th, 2005, 06:35 AM
I dunno if she'll be my #1 fave, but I still like to watch her play, but some of the excitement has worn off cause I feel she's alot different then she was then.
How do you feel she is different from then? I just want to see if it's the same thing I'm feeling.

le bon vivant
Oct 15th, 2005, 06:37 AM
Shes become the great blanche hype hope.

Knizzle
Oct 15th, 2005, 06:38 AM
How do you feel she is different from then? I just want to see if it's the same thing I'm feeling.

She's not as carefree or even as smooth as she used to be. She's awkward moving alot of the time now.

Denise4925
Oct 15th, 2005, 06:39 AM
She's not as carefree or even as smooth as she used to be. She's awkward moving alot of the time now.
Oh, you're talking about her play. I was talking about her attitude.

Penglover
Oct 15th, 2005, 07:50 AM
so why she doesnt have a black skin?

SOA_MC
May 7th, 2008, 08:03 AM
I found it Dan thanks:cool::p

eugreene2
May 7th, 2008, 11:51 AM
I've always said, Sharapova is Venus without the movement. Now that's becoming even more true with the serve issues. lol Although Maria is better off the ground (sometimes)

Cat123
May 7th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Maria's working on her movement, it's great to see!!

Man, I wish she was playing Berlin! It seems like ages since she played last.

Mashafaaaaan
May 7th, 2008, 12:28 PM
I've always said, Sharapova is Venus without the movement. Now that's becoming even more true with the serve issues. lol Although Maria is better off the ground (sometimes)

I agree, but she works on that, we saw that during OZ and she was almost unbeatable, it's not really good, but it's good.

Il Primo!
May 7th, 2008, 12:55 PM
So much hype back in the days. Gosh, never expected that!

And yes, she's the 3rd WS and that's why I love her. I'd even say if you really are a WS's fan, you should love Maria :p

Mashafaaaaan
May 7th, 2008, 01:11 PM
And yes, she's the 3rd WS and that's why I love her. I'd even say if you really are a WS's fan, you should love Maria :p

I don't know you but I love you:lol:I really don't understand why WS's fans hate Maria. She is the third Williams.

homogenius
May 7th, 2008, 01:15 PM
I don't know you but I love you:lol:I really don't understand WS's fans who hate Maria. She is the third Williams.

Are you a fan of Venus and Serena ?

SharapovaFan16
May 7th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Everyone knows Williams fans hate Maria because she is threat. Everyone knows Maria fans hates the Williams Sisters because they are a threat. Atleast in most cases for both parties.

I actually like Venus but not a big fan of Serena.

Mashafaaaaan
May 7th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Are you a fan of Venus and Serena ?

Not a big fan but I appreciate them except when they play Maria. Same thing for you too.
I'm sure you love Maria's tennis and attitude but not when she face Wiwis. Maria is a mix of Venus and Serena, as well in the attitude as in the game, you CANNOT totally hate her, I'm sure about that.

AcesHigh
May 7th, 2008, 03:40 PM
What? Sharapova plays nothing like either Williams Sister. :confused:

The only resemblance is that they all hit hard.

Becool
May 7th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Everyone knows Williams fans hate Maria because she is threat. Everyone knows Maria fans hates the Williams Sisters because they are a threat. Atleast in most cases for both parties.

I actually like Venus but not a big fan of Serena.
Because of the recent spankings right?

Slutiana
May 7th, 2008, 04:29 PM
I love how accurate - people saying she will be top 5 by 18 and what not. :lol:

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 7th, 2008, 04:33 PM
So much hype back in the days. Gosh, never expected that!

And yes, she's the 3rd WS and that's why I love her. I'd even say if you really are a WS's fan, you should love Maria :p

If she gets rid of that malignant tumor yuri..i might even start liking her!

Slutiana
May 7th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Everyone knows Williams fans hate Maria because she is threat. Everyone knows Maria fans hates the Williams Sisters because they are a threat. Atleast in most cases for both parties.

I actually like Venus but not a big fan of Serena.
I dno about that but the reason I had such a big problem with her from the first time I saw her was williams related. I felt that she like copied their styles waay too much - off the court too. For example, when she celebrates her wins, her celebration is exactly the same as Serena's of that period. Which is why I think Serena changed her's. :p

joão.
May 7th, 2008, 05:27 PM
What? Sharapova plays nothing like either Williams Sister. :confused:

The only resemblance is that they all hit hard.

:scratch:

Il Primo!
May 7th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Because of the recent spankings right?

Stop trying to bring drama in a peaceful thread. This could just be because Venus always goes for her shots no matter what (like Maria) compared to Serena's moonballing (pre Miami);)

Dave.
May 7th, 2008, 05:41 PM
I thought Sharapova always said she's not the next anybody but the 1st Sharapova. That's fine. She doesn't play any more like S or V than any other top player. Besides, she's not cool enough to be the 3rd WS anyway. :p

Imperfect Angel
May 7th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Yeah,I kind of agree with this.;)

Grunts,slam winners on a relative young age,physically well built,sexy,smart...:hearts:


:haha:

kinglear
May 7th, 2008, 07:25 PM
It's most likely the mental toughness factor that has brought Maria the Williams sister comparisons. All three somehow find a way to win regardless of their form. All three of them almost always play entertaining matches. I remember someone on this board saying that Maria's actual game resembles Venus' more than Serena's. I agree.

Denise4925
May 7th, 2008, 08:49 PM
I don't know you but I love you:lol:I really don't understand why WS's fans hate Maria. She is the third Williams.

I don't hate her. I used to hate her, but not anymore. I changed my mind about her. I won't root for her over either WS, but I will root for her against all others. I guess you could say that Maria is my fourth fave behind Lindsay.

youizahoe
May 7th, 2008, 09:12 PM
I've always said, Sharapova is Venus without the movement. Now that's becoming even more true with the serve issues. lol Although Maria is better off the ground (sometimes)

Don't agree at all. Venus has more variety in her game, Sharapova hasn't. Sharapova doesn't have the mentality of Venus either. Plus she isn't a great volleyer.

Champions like Venus, Serena & Henin, have a way to win matches when they don't play well at all. Sharapova needs to be on top of her game most of the time to win, actually she always needed to be very perfect to win tournaments. She can improve though, but I guess she's not going to get close to what Venus or Serena can produce.

Tennisstar86
May 7th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Well Big sisters usually gang up on the 3rd baby.. and giving her recent spankings.... :tape:

anyways sure i guess so. Shes like a mix of the two. Serena's a bitch loud and outspoken, Venus cool and collected. Sharapova a bitch, but without Serena's personality so when shes a bitch she comes off worse.....

I doubt she'd want to hear this comparison though as the 3rd williams sister...

Mashafaaaaan
May 7th, 2008, 10:12 PM
Don't agree at all. Venus has more variety in her game, Sharapova hasn't. Sharapova doesn't have the mentality of Venus either. Plus she isn't a great volleyer.

Champions like Venus, Serena & Henin, have a way to win matches when they don't play well at all. Sharapova needs to be on top of her game most of the time to win, actually she always needed to be very perfect to win tournaments. She can improve though, but I guess she's not going to get close to what Venus or Serena can produce.

I really don't think so, she won a lot of tournament even when she wasn't at her best, Sharapova has a margin on the other players.

AcesHigh
May 7th, 2008, 10:33 PM
:scratch:

If that's the only resemblance, it's really a stretch to call her a 3rd WS. I dont' see what's so hard to understand about my post.

Andrew Laeddis
May 7th, 2008, 11:22 PM
Don't agree at all. Venus has more variety in her game, Sharapova hasn't. Sharapova doesn't have the mentality of Venus either. Plus she isn't a great volleyer.

Champions like Venus, Serena & Henin, have a way to win matches when they don't play well at all. Sharapova needs to be on top of her game most of the time to win, actually she always needed to be very perfect to win tournaments. She can improve though, but I guess she's not going to get close to what Venus or Serena can produce.

These days thats a good think. Maria is mentally tough. Venus is not. In fact she has choked/folded quite a bit lately.

Il Primo!
May 8th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Don't agree at all. Venus has more variety in her game, Sharapova hasn't. Sharapova doesn't have the mentality of Venus either. Plus she isn't a great volleyer.

Champions like Venus, Serena & Henin, have a way to win matches when they don't play well at all. Sharapova needs to be on top of her game most of the time to win, actually she always needed to be very perfect to win tournaments. She can improve though, but I guess she's not going to get close to what Venus or Serena can produce.

Venus has no variety at all. She goes to net the net sometimes, so does Pova. I'd even say it's the other way around.

And if Pova needed to be fully fit and at the top of her game to win matches, she wouldn't be the most consistent players of the tour with Hénin (look at her win/loss ratio);)

youizahoe
May 8th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Venus has no variety at all. She goes to net the net sometimes, so does Pova. I'd even say it's the other way around.

And if Pova needed to be fully fit and at the top of her game to win matches, she wouldn't be the most consistent players of the tour with Hénin (look at her win/loss ratio);)

Let me explain variety. It's not only about coming to the net, it's also about playing tactics, using different strokes and different sort of balls, hitting angles. Sharapova's tactit is just hitting harder and harder, with easy angles. Take that away, and she's not even top 30. 2006 was a good example of this.

Current win ratios;

83,1% Serena Williams
82,7% Justine Henin
81,3% Maria Sharapova
80,7% Venus Williams

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If Sharapova doesn't start to be a very good runner, she'll be trashed by Venus or Serena each time, if they make her run a lot. Denying this, would be irrational.

homogenius
May 8th, 2008, 08:16 AM
Not a big fan but I appreciate them except when they play Maria. Same thing for you too.
I'm sure you love Maria's tennis and attitude but not when she face Wiwis. Maria is a mix of Venus and Serena, as well in the attitude as in the game, you CANNOT totally hate her, I'm sure about that.

I wouldn't call me a Williams fan.I like some things and dislike some others.
As for Maria, I appreciate the intensity she brings in her matches but most of the time I'm kinda indifferent to her results.I find her game and her personality quite boring (but I never hated her).

On the comparison with the sisters, I think people linked the 3 because of power in their game but Serena is much more than power.
Serena has a way better technique than Venus and she rarely makes as many UE as Venus in a match.All the things Maria does, Serena does it better and she has much more variety than Maria.
Maria and Venus are more comparable imo.Maria is better than Venus in a lot of areas now(serve, toughness, accuracy...) and on every surfaces except grass, but Venus still has the better athleticism.

As a player Serena is on another level that these two.

homogenius
May 8th, 2008, 08:20 AM
Everyone knows Williams fans hate Maria because she is threat. Everyone knows Maria fans hates the Williams Sisters because they are a threat. Atleast in most cases for both parties.



I'm not sure of that.Actually a lot of Williams fans jumped on the Maria's bandwagon in 2006 (when the sisters sucked so much that there was nothing to support).

Denise4925
May 8th, 2008, 07:04 PM
I'm not sure of that.Actually a lot of Williams fans jumped on the Maria's bandwagon in 2006 (when the sisters sucked so much that there was nothing to support).

:lol: Whatever...:rolleyes: :help:

Kunal
May 8th, 2008, 07:15 PM
that couldnt be further from the truth