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cool_olga
Jul 13th, 2004, 03:09 PM
Media is already giving atention to little 9 years old Dasha Sharapova, Maria's cousin...

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-07-13T144657Z_01_LON50D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-SHARAPOVA.jpg

A combination picture shows 9-year-old Dasha Sharapova (L), younger cousin of the newest Wimbledon queen, Maria Sharapova (R), serving in the first round of the annual youth tennis tournament on clay courts in Sochi, July 13, 2004. Playing her first match since Maria became the winner of Wimbledon, Dasha also displayed a crisp forehand, an accurate two-handed backhand and a strong first serve belying her age. Maria Sharapova (R) serves to Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova in their third round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, in this June 25, 2004 file photo. REUTERS/Staff/File

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-07-13T144657Z_01_LON50D_RTRIDSP_3_SPORT-TENNIS-SHARAPOVA.jpg

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-07-13T140748Z_01_SOC04D_RTRIDSP_3_SPORT-TENNIS-SHARAPOVA.jpg

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-07-13T135458Z_01_SOC02D_RTRIDSP_3_SPORT-TENNIS-SHARAPOVA.jpg


Sweet kid :)

Vass22
Jul 13th, 2004, 03:35 PM
They look the same! although she's going to be prettier...

the cat
Jul 13th, 2004, 07:21 PM
It will be inteersting to see how good a tennis player Dasha becomes. And Maria's 8 year old niece Anya also plays tennis.

I wonder if Dasha will train at Bollettieri's in the future they way Masha trains there. It is interesting that the first coach of Masha in Sochi, Russia Yuri Judkin now coaches Dasha and Anya.

Verba
Jul 13th, 2004, 07:43 PM
It will be inteersting to see how good a tennis player Dasha becomes. And Maria's 8 year old niece Anya also plays tennis.

I wonder if Dasha will train at Bollettieri's in the future they way Masha trains there. It is interesting that the first coach of Masha in Sochi, Russia Yuri Judkin now coaches Dasha and Anya.
Not Judkin, but Jutkin...Judkin is another coach in Sochi...There also exists coach Judin in Sochi.
Jutkin was also my first coach...I'll be in Sochi in a week. I think I'll see him and, perhaps, Dasha and Anya.

the cat
Jul 13th, 2004, 07:54 PM
Thanks for the spelling info Verba. I hope you get good weather in Sochi. But not too hot. ;)

Verba
Jul 13th, 2004, 08:00 PM
Thanks for the spelling info Verba. I hope you get good weather in Sochi. But not too hot. ;)
Thanks...
It's rather hot right now in Chicago...It can't be worse in Sochi...

ys
Jul 13th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Thanks...
It's rather hot right now in Chicago...It can't be worse in Sochi...
Is the homepage specified in your profile for real? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

goldenlox
Jul 13th, 2004, 10:10 PM
Isn't that illegal?

ys
Jul 13th, 2004, 10:11 PM
Isn't that illegal? I don't believe that Verba is aware of that homepage in her profile. It doesn't fit her at all. I think it is either a hack or someone's stupid joke.

Stephieva
Jul 13th, 2004, 10:13 PM
OMG OMG :eek: :eek: :eek:
Verba - The homepage seems damn interesting. :lol:

Gowza
Jul 13th, 2004, 11:12 PM
my question is did dasha win taht match? and is anya going to be much of a tennis player? god luck to both girls and maria!

ZAK
Jul 14th, 2004, 05:39 AM
my question is did dasha win taht match? and is anya going to be much of a tennis player? god luck to both girls and maria!
Apparently she did win.... easily:

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=123835

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 14th, 2004, 06:06 AM
Sweet kid :)
Yes, very sweet kids.

bubble
Jul 14th, 2004, 03:09 PM
wow, what's in the sharapovs' genes...
What a cute little girl dasha is... :)

Anik
Jul 14th, 2004, 07:14 PM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/p/2004-07-15/U581P6T12D998010F44DT20040715015356.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/p/2004-07-15/U581P6T12D998008F44DT20040715015345.jpg

Anik
Jul 14th, 2004, 07:14 PM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/p/2004-07-15/U581P6T12D998007F44DT20040715015339.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/p/2004-07-15/U581P6T12D998005F44DT20040715015327.jpg

Anik
Jul 14th, 2004, 07:15 PM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/p/2004-07-15/U581P6T12D998004F44DT20040715015321.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/p/2004-07-15/U581P6T12D998003F44DT20040715015315.jpg

Anik
Jul 14th, 2004, 07:16 PM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/p/2004-07-15/U581P6T12D998002F44DT20040715015310.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/p/2004-07-15/U581P6T12D998001F44DT20040715015304.jpg

cool_olga
Jul 14th, 2004, 08:45 PM
Thanks DSF :) She's really sweet :kiss:

the cat
Jul 14th, 2004, 10:15 PM
Daria reminds me of Anna Kournikova at age 9. ;) And the profile photo of Dasha's coach talking to her and pointing remeinds me of a photo of Nick Bollettieri pointing and talking to Anna when she was about 10.

Is Dasha already wearing makeup? I hope not. And I read in a thread at www.mariaworld.net (http://www.mariaworld.net) that Dasha is not allwed to give interviews.

And Dasha's big cousin Maria Sharapova came to Bollettieri's when she was only 6 years old. Dasha is 9 and still lives and trains in Sochi, Russia. What gives? Isn't she going to move to Bollettieri's? It worked well for Masha. :D

Gowza
Jul 15th, 2004, 01:42 AM
Daria reminds me of Anna Kournikova at age 9. ;) And the profile photo of Dasha's coach talking to her and pointing remeinds me of a photo of Nick Bollettieri pointing and talking to Anna when she was about 10.

Is Dasha already wearing makeup? I hope not. And I read in a thread at www.mariaworld.net (http://www.mariaworld.net/) that Dasha is not allwed to give interviews.

And Dasha's big cousin Maria Sharapova came to Bollettieri's when she was only 6 years old. Dasha is 9 and still lives and trains in Sochi, Russia. What gives? Isn't she going to move to Bollettieri's? It worked well for Masha. :D
maria started playing at 4 1/2 yrs old or somtehitng and dasha only started at age 7 according to all these articles ive been reading, dasha's coach actually said 7 is a bit old to start lol and 4 or 5 is a better age. not sure about bollettieri's. although perhaps they may take a different way to masha because they are already being compared enough, having the same training will enhance that even more.

beauty_is_pink
Jul 15th, 2004, 02:57 AM
omg shes so cute!!!!!! :hearts:
im a fan already :p

beauty_is_pink
Jul 15th, 2004, 03:00 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/p/2004-07-15/U581P6T12D998003F44DT20040715015315.jpgi think its sooo weird and somewhat "wrong" for a child this young to get upset like how a pro does.. does that even make any sense??? :confused:
she jus should be enjoying her childhood years me thinks...

shes too adorable in that pic :awww:

Gowza
Jul 15th, 2004, 03:09 AM
i think its sooo weird and somewhat "wrong" for a child this young to get upset like how a pro does.. does that even make any sense??? :confused:
she jus should be enjoying her childhood years me thinks...

shes too adorable in that pic :awww:
you are making sense to me, but hopefully dasha is allowed to make her own decisions on things like tennis. however in saying that you make sense to me i would have loved to of been training like that as a kid. but i did start playing tennis late (very late actually- only a couple of months before my 18th birthday) so my judgement is only made as a 19 year old (as i am now) rather than a 9 year old (when i was 9 my thoughts may have been quite different to now).

good luck to her tho, im a fan already to hehe.

ZAK
Jul 15th, 2004, 03:40 AM
i think its sooo weird and somewhat "wrong" for a child this young to get upset like how a pro does.. does that even make any sense??? :confused:
she jus should be enjoying her childhood years me thinks...

shes too adorable in that pic :awww:
Don't read too much into it, it's only one picture. For all we know she could be scratching her forhand

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 15th, 2004, 04:17 AM
i think its sooo weird and somewhat "wrong" for a child this young to get upset like how a pro does...
she jus should be enjoying her childhood years me thinks...
But maybe that is one of the essential quality of the future WTA champion ?(I'm not saying a GS champion.)

rwb196
Jul 15th, 2004, 11:36 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/p/2004-07-15/U581P6T12D998001F44DT20040715015304.jpg

I think she's questioning a call and pointing at the mark!

....that's some attitude from a little girl :-)

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 15th, 2004, 11:44 AM
I think she's questioning a call and pointing at the mark!

....that's some attitude from a little girl
Very interesting observation (I didn't see it).

mandy7
Jul 15th, 2004, 12:11 PM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/p/2004-07-15/U581P6T12D998001F44DT20040715015304.jpg
:worship: so cute!!

Nastyafan
Jul 15th, 2004, 01:50 PM
Wow this kiddy is really cute:kiss:
And it seems she plays already with passion:yeah:

the cat
Jul 15th, 2004, 02:13 PM
Good points Gowza.

I feel badly for the girl Dasha crushed love and love. It has to be very hard for a child to take a beating like that from Maria Sharapova's little cousin.

The media is already paying attention to Dasha Sharapova's and her results. I hope she can handle the comparisions to her big cousin Maria in the future. But tennis is a great sport to play for excercise and fun and hopefully Dasha will concentrate on tennis being fun for her. :D

ys
Jul 15th, 2004, 02:44 PM
The cat, I can see that the subjects of your drooling attention are getting younger and younger.. :lol:

the cat
Jul 15th, 2004, 04:15 PM
Verba, I would think Yuri Jutkin was besieged by Russian parents with their tennis prosepects after Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon because he was her first tennis coach. :) And have a great trip back to Sochi, Verba. :D

saab95
Jul 15th, 2004, 04:35 PM
The cat, I can see that the subjects of your drooling attention are getting younger and younger.. :lol:

As I remember ys was the first with the link ;)

http://www.kp.ru/daily/23314/30299/

and this thread had began :)

Q: You can read in KP article name Yuri Yudkin

Verba wrote " Not Judkin, but Jutkin"
Who's right? ;)

And more important was:

- Будет ли играть дуэт сестры Шараповы против сестер Уильямс?

- Это моя мечта. Но ждать лет семь. Даше будет 16, а Маше - 24.

-Will Sharapova's duo play vs Williams sisters?
- It's my dream. But we have to wait for seven years. Dasha'll 16, Maria'll 24.

:rolleyes:


IMHO, I don't think Williams live so long.

cool_olga
Jul 15th, 2004, 05:13 PM
If she started at 6 or 7 it's still ok. Schuettler started at 11 :P She can make fast progress they've already said on gotennis she has nice shots. She surely sweet kid for now and I hope her career will be good but too early to say anything. Would be cool if she played doubles with Masha though

Gowza
Jul 15th, 2004, 11:23 PM
If she started at 6 or 7 it's still ok. Schuettler started at 11 :P She can make fast progress they've already said on gotennis she has nice shots. She surely sweet kid for now and I hope her career will be good but too early to say anything. Would be cool if she played doubles with Masha though
for sure she can still be good starting at tennis, it isnt that late to start. but they say that different ages are the best time to improve or make some aspects of tennis the best in a player. i read somewhere that between the ages of 7 and 9 is the best time to do something, cant remember what, couldve had something to do with reflex's or anticipation or foot movement/speed. sorry cant remember but i guess coaches would prefer that the player (i feel strange calling a child a player) have already played a bit of tennis before they get into proper training.

Peer101
Jul 16th, 2004, 03:10 AM
Is she ranked in anything?

cool_olga
Jul 16th, 2004, 11:00 AM
Maybe some Russian rankings for kids.

Well Hingis' mother made her start at 2, this is bit overestimating I think but to make child cintact with raquet is good to do somewhere at 4. Then when kid feels it a bit start to teach some technique and stuff.

saab95
Jul 18th, 2004, 10:59 PM
Gennady Fyodorov SOCHI, Russia, July 16 (Reuters)

- Nine-year-old Dasha Sharapova failed to match the feat of her elder cousin, Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, losing in the final of the annual youth all-Russian clay court championship on Friday.

While Maria won the Wimbledon crown playing in her first major final this month, Dasha, who turned nine last month, came up just short of her maiden title.

Playing in her first «official» tournament, the younger Sharapova had not dropped a set on her way to the final before losing to 10-year-old Muscovite Katya Tugarinova 6-1 6-2.

Following Maria’s rise to stardom, Dasha too has become something of a local celebrity.

When she came on court, a group of young boys, sitting in the stands, greeted her by shouting: «Hey, Shara, Shara!»

But their vocal support did little to inspire Sharapova, who was simply overwhelmed by an older, more powerful opponent.

~SunFlower~
Apr 24th, 2005, 07:57 AM
Gennady Fyodorov SOCHI, Russia, July 16 (Reuters)

- Nine-year-old Dasha Sharapova failed to match the feat of her elder cousin, Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, losing in the final of the annual youth all-Russian clay court championship on Friday.

While Maria won the Wimbledon crown playing in her first major final this month, Dasha, who turned nine last month, came up just short of her maiden title.

Playing in her first «official» tournament, the younger Sharapova had not dropped a set on her way to the final before losing to 10-year-old Muscovite Katya Tugarinova 6-1 6-2.

Following Maria’s rise to stardom, Dasha too has become something of a local celebrity.

When she came on court, a group of young boys, sitting in the stands, greeted her by shouting: «Hey, Shara, Shara!»

But their vocal support did little to inspire Sharapova, who was simply overwhelmed by an older, more powerful opponent.

I am a huge fan of Daria Sharapova (age 9) since July 2004 as much as Maria Sharapova (age 12) since Sept 1999.

According to saab95's article, Daria Sharapova born June 1995 so that means she will be 10 years old in June! :D

the cat, I agree.. she doesn't look like her big cousin Maria.. she looks like more (pretty close) Anna Kournikova at the same age of 9.

~SunFlower~
Apr 24th, 2005, 08:01 AM
http://photos1.blogger.com/img/10/915/640/Dasha%20Sharopova%20002.jpg

~SunFlower~
Apr 24th, 2005, 08:08 AM
The kid's another Sharapova - now and in future

Published March 29, 2005

KEY BISCAYNE · She's only 9, but the face looked strikingly like ... no, it couldn't be. Maria Sharapova doesn't have siblings.

Correct. But she does have a cousin, Daria Sharapova, or Dasha for those who know her well, and she was a guest at the draw Monday for the Luxilon junior invitational tournament that begins today at the Nasdaq.

She's much too young to be playing here, but a year from now, I was told by officials at the Evert Tennis Academy, where she trains, she'll probably be entered in the Orange Bowl juniors here at Crandon Park. And perhaps in the girls' 14s instead of the 12s. That's how much they expect her to progress in a year's time.

The early scouting report on this Maria look-alike: excellent skills and exceptional poise, perhaps more poise than you've ever seen on court from a 9-year old.

I didn't know that she trains at Evert Tennis Academy and I supposed she is sponsored by Nike like her big couse Maria. :D I can't wait to hear her progress soon.

I emailed to Every Tennis Academy and asked if she really trains there and what is her progress so far. I will let you know if I hear anything from them.

Derek.
Apr 24th, 2005, 03:50 PM
How interesting. :)