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pierce0415
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:26 PM
Maria makes scents

CARLSBAD – Get a whiff of this: “Maria” is ranked higher in Mexico than Maria Sharapova is in women's tennis.

“Maria” is the fragrance in which she has an interest that is named for the Russian tennis star. By her account, “Maria” is No. 1 in sales in Mexico and either No. 2 or No. 3 in Japan.

On the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, Sharapova is ranked No. 4. A year ago at about this time, on Aug. 22, she was ranked No. 1, but on the day she ascended to the pinnacle of the rankings, she suffered a right pectoralis muscle strain that blighted the remainder of her season.



“Last year was one of the toughest parts of my tennis career,” Sharapova said yesterday. “It was difficult. It was a time when you are trying to find answers, and you can't.”

Still, for her, tennis beats acting. Whether it beats making television commercials would be another matter; she has profited mightily from lending her regal presence to various products. “I can't say I don't like acting,” Sharapova said, “but I can't imagine a career when I have to spend 70 percent of my time in a trailer eating Snickers bars.”

:confused: (I guess that is what Maria thinks Serena does?)



Sharapova unburdened herself concerning any wish she might have to become a thespian during an “all-access hour” offered in conjunction with the opening shots in the Acura Classic. It's a time when the media can get together with a tournament's eight leading seeds.

Some of what developed yesterday:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/images/utbullets/utbullet.gif Kim Clijsters continues to regard this as her final season in tennis. In her seventh year as a professional, she said that at 23 she no longer has the recuperative powers she once possessed. “I love the sport,” said the Belgian woman, the Acura's ranking seed, “but I don't want to risk the rest of my life for playing two or three years more.”

http://www.signonsandiego.com/images/utbullets/utbullet.gif Mary Pierce is the Acura's defending champion, but she has not played for months because of a partially torn tendon in a foot.

“I'm coming here without expectations,” Pierce said. “I just want to go out and have a good time.”

http://www.signonsandiego.com/images/utbullets/utbullet.gif Nadia Petrova, a crack cook, shared her chicken recipe. “Season the chicken with salt and pepper and rub olive oil on it. Put it in the oven at 400 degrees. From time to time, take it out. After 20 minutes,” she said, “I add potatoes.” For meeting with the media, Sharapova chose black exercise pants. She had her hair tied back by a black knit head band and wore earrings of the finest gold that were at least three inches long and were in an Asian motif. That woman knows what it means to be eclectic.

pierce0415
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:27 PM
Pierce confident in WTA return.

SAN DIEGO, United States (AFP) - Holder Mary Pierce is expecting few surprises as she returns to tennis for the first time since February, defending her title at this week's San Diego WTA tournament.

"I don't think the tour has changed too much in the time I've been away," said the sixth-seeded Frenchwoman who lifted the title here a year ago when she beat Japan's Ai Sugiyama.

"Martina (Hingis) is back and she's really been making a difference. But other than that, not a lot has changed."

Pierce, 31 and ranked ninth, last played as she lost the final of the Paris Indoors nearly six months ago to Amelie Mauresmo. A torn ligament in her right foot kept the two-time Grand Slam finalist busy with rest and rehabilitation.

But Pierce kept in synch with the tennis world, amazed as Mauresmo claimed the Wimbledon title.

"It was excellent," said Pierce, playing now without coaching from her brother David, who has stepped away from the game for the moment and is remaining in Paris.

"It was amazing to see her win Wimbledon, which I don't think anyone expected. I know how much it meant to her to win that event."

As she tests herself for the first time, Pierce is carrying realistically few expectations into the San Diego hardcourt week.

"Of course it would be great to defend my title, but at the same time I'm coming here without any expectations.

"I want to enjoy myself out on the court and hopefully be pleasantly surprised."

Pierce, who did her rehabilitation in Paris, was in Florida last week hitting with her one-time estranged father Jim.

"I guess I'm a bit like Roger Federer, I'm not totally alone here. But I know my game pretty well and what I need to do.

"I would prefer to have my brother here but he decided to take a break."

Pierce called herself "excited and happy."

"It's nice to come back to one of my favourite events, it's a beautiful place to play," she said of the golf resort setting which looks likely to lose the tournament after 2007 in a dispute over a larger stadium.

The Frenchwoman said that much of her time in Paris was spent healing.

"I've done pretty well to stay active. I don't really feel that I've been out of it for that long.

"I tried to keep a normal schedule in the gym and treatment with the Physios. I've been very busy even if I haven't been playing tournaments."

Pierce said that she had hoped to return in time for Roland Garros but suffered a leg injury which set back her progress.

"I started to hit before the French, but I had to take another break. Coming back from a foot injury like I had, you have to build up to it slowly. I'm excited to be playing again."

Oneofakind0490
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:31 PM
Allez Mary! You are sure going to surprise a lot of people. I dont understand how David needs a break. She hasnt played for 5 months. Im sure training in Florida isnt too hard for him.

morningglory
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:49 PM
Nadia's chicken sounds delicious :drool:

lee station
Aug 1st, 2006, 01:51 PM
Nadia! :bounce:

crazillo
Aug 1st, 2006, 02:16 PM
Mary :kiss: Kick as!! :)

msharafan
Aug 1st, 2006, 02:18 PM
anyone know when the pics are coming? can we please get them? thanks!

pierce0415
Aug 1st, 2006, 02:25 PM
anyone know when the pics are coming? can we please get them? thanks!

I am waiting for WTA tour to upload them ;) :p
when I add them, I will change the title of the thread so you will know :angel:

SAEKeithSerena
Aug 1st, 2006, 02:32 PM
mary:) so great to have you back and healthy!

pierce0415
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:16 PM
http://www.acuraclassic.com/Players/2006Gallery/7_31/pic11.jpg

Nadia the cook

http://www.acuraclassic.com/Players/2006Gallery/7_31/pic10.jpghttp://www.acuraclassic.com/Players/2006Gallery/7_31/pic09.jpg

Elena / Patty

LeRoy.
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:22 PM
Nadia looks tanned :hearts:

Dementieva looking like a doll as always :inlove:

cellophane
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:33 PM
Lovely pics :hearts:

msharafan
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:35 PM
any pics of maria?

No.1Hingis
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:35 PM
Mary, your are back too.. and so welcome!!!...

UDACHi
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:37 PM
nadia looks like crap. elena looks goofy. patty looks like she's about to laugh.

pierce0415
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:38 PM
any pics of maria?

not yet :p

-sugi-
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:39 PM
Nadia :hearts:

perseus2006
Aug 1st, 2006, 08:12 PM
nadia looks like crap. elena looks goofy. patty looks like she's about to laugh.

It is gratifying to see that you are not viciously critical, looking for fault or predisposed to fits of nastiness.

pierce0415
Aug 1st, 2006, 08:13 PM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/sandiego/f_29.jpghttp://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/sandiego/f_30.jpg

Shuai and Murphy in the kitchen

zibaas
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:10 PM
thanks!!
any pic of Mary?

pierce0415
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:05 PM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/sandiego/f_22.jpghttp://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/sandiego/f_23.jpg
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/sandiego/f_26.jpghttp://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/sandiego/f_25.jpg
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/sandiego/f_21.jpghttp://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/sandiego/f_27.jpg
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/sandiego/f_24.jpghttp://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/sandiego/f_20.jpg

Andy.
Aug 2nd, 2006, 12:25 PM
Here are some pix of Masha


http://www.iconsportsmedia.com/previews/Tennis/Pro/2006/07-31%20Acura%20Classic/50626334_Acura_Classic.jpg

http://www.iconsportsmedia.com/previews/Tennis/Pro/2006/07-31%20Acura%20Classic/50626329_Acura_Classic.jpg

http://www.iconsportsmedia.com/previews/Tennis/Pro/2006/07-31%20Acura%20Classic/50626321_Acura_Classic.jpg

http://www.iconsportsmedia.com/previews/Tennis/Pro/2006/07-31%20Acura%20Classic/50626332_Acura_Classic.jpg

http://www.iconsportsmedia.com/previews/Tennis/Pro/2006/07-31%20Acura%20Classic/50626327_Acura_Classic.jpg

http://www.iconsportsmedia.com/previews/Tennis/Pro/2006/07-31%20Acura%20Classic/50626336_Acura_Classic.jpg
[/url] [url="http://www.wtaworld.com/report.php?p=8683548"] (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=99305&page=439&pp=15#)

No Name Face
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:39 PM
how is maria considered pretty (facially)?
i mean she's hot, but her face is a little :unsure:

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anyway, elenaD :inlove:
even nadia looks good in that picture. i'd hit it...after she made me some of that chicken :drool:

jacobruiz
Aug 2nd, 2006, 01:49 PM
how is maria considered pretty (facially)?
i mean she's hot, but her face is a little :unsure:


I sometimes wonder the same thing about Elena - but to each his own!

iPatty
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:11 PM
patty looks lovely.

:lol: @ me thinking patty and elena were standing beside each other.

thanks for the pics. nadia looks terrible.

iPatty
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:12 PM
i just noticed peng. :inlove:

i wonder if she'll be on "open access" with murphy?

No Name Face
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:30 PM
I sometimes wonder the same thing about Elena - but to each his own!

i'm a nose person...maria's nose is too narrow for me i think
i'd still hit it though. she's pretty hot, i'm just not nuts over her face.

and lena has a hot face. :)

Dementinator
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:34 PM
well maria is a damn fine player ,one of the very best right now ,but she is not that attractive really ,not to anyone with taste anyways :lol: yes she scrubs up well and does good photoshoots but shes awkward and bland faced ,inc bad skin and insipid features ,there is are soooo many beter looking players in WTA ,Ivanovic ,Dulko and especially Kirilenko ..but , we must not let that get in the way of good marketing ,remember ,MS is gorgeous because we are constantly TOLD she is ,so there u go...

interesting pics indeed....good fun

No Name Face
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:51 PM
well maria is a damn fine player ,one of the very best right now ,but she is not that attractive really ,not to anyone with taste anyways :lol: yes she scrubs up well and does good photoshoots but shes awkward and bland faced ,inc bad skin and insipid features ,there is are soooo many beter looking players in WTA ,Ivanovic ,Dulko and especially Kirilenko ..but , we must not let that get in the way of good marketing ,remember ,MS is gorgeous because we are constantly TOLD she is ,so there u go...

interesting pics indeed....good fun

:spit: :tape:

i think kirilenko is overhyped too, but that's for another day....

for me, lenaD is the best looking girl, followed closely by nastya :drool:

UDACHi
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:54 PM
i think kirilenko is overhyped too, but that's for another day....


maybe her tennis, but there's no way she is not sexy as hell. :drool:

Sidneygod
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:00 PM
Dementinator trying to shove down our throats that Dementieva is the best looking player and Maria's not the best looking. :tape:

Dementinator
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:01 PM
no more than we get shoved down our throats that Maria is ,each to their own as they say...

Sidneygod
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:03 PM
Yes I agree each to their own.

marketing executives of the big companies know what appeals to most of the general public though.

moon
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:06 PM
Conchita looks great :D
thanks for the pic.

Dementinator
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:09 PM
indeedy they do ,but as I spend my life and the last 19 years dealing with the General pubic (not a spelling mistake) let me tell you that 80% of them wouldnt know what they liked ,they have to be led by media ,they wouldnt know a pretty girl from a cows arse half the time ... the vast majority of the great unwashed out there are total Idiots ,I speak from first hand experience... :lol: they shouldnt even be allowed to vote half the time hehe how the hell else did the UK end up with Tony Blair in Power eh?

all tongue in cheek ,but theres elements of truth in there ,as I go to deal with the 500th dolt who insists they have "Windows 97" on their PC ,obviously the only copy in existance... :lol:

Berlin_Calling
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:10 PM
oh damn, Maria needs to work on that skin :o She would be super hot if it cleared up :)

miffedmax
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:25 PM
:spit: :tape:

i think kirilenko is overhyped too, but that's for another day....

for me, lenaD is the best looking girl, followed closely by nastya :drool:

They both have great noses, that's for sure. And I like Tati's too.

Are we going to have to start our own nose chat thread, No Name Face?

:devil: :eek: :hearts: :lol:

lilimi
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:14 PM
Here are some pix of Masha
http://www.iconsportsmedia.com/previews/Tennis/Pro/2006/07-31%20Acura%20Classic/50626336_Acura_Classic.jpg
[/url] [url="http://www.wtaworld.com/report.php?p=8683548"] (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=99305&page=439&pp=15#)
:eek: her shoulder are even more wider on that pic :eek:
;) cool pics of nadia and Lena ;)
and yes, in my opinion, maria is not ugly but she's not that beautiful...she's perharps sexy (i'm not lesbian, so don't know :lol: )but not beautiful nor cute!on court, without make up you can easilly find better... :rolleyes:
--->Ana , Masha K, Sania, Daniela, ashley, klina, nastya, Lena D, Vesnina, mashona, serena...and many more!

No Name Face
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:17 PM
maybe her tennis, but there's no way she is not sexy as hell. :drool:

eh. she's aight. her facial features aren't sharp enough for me. i tend to like sharp features.

They both have great noses, that's for sure. And I like Tati's too.

Are we going to have to start our own nose chat thread, No Name Face?

:devil: :eek: :hearts: :lol:

we could ;)

and you can call me dennis if you want...hahaha

miffedmax
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:20 PM
eh. she's aight. her facial features aren't sharp enough for me. i tend to like sharp features.



we could ;)

and you can call me dennis if you want...hahaha

I think I knew that!

:lol:

franny
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:21 PM
well maria is a damn fine player ,one of the very best right now ,but she is not that attractive really ,not to anyone with taste anyways :lol: yes she scrubs up well and does good photoshoots but shes awkward and bland faced ,inc bad skin and insipid features ,there is are soooo many beter looking players in WTA ,Ivanovic ,Dulko and especially Kirilenko ..but , we must not let that get in the way of good marketing ,remember ,MS is gorgeous because we are constantly TOLD she is ,so there u go...

interesting pics indeed....good fun

Where is the line between someone expressing their own opinions and when someone says something offensive. On one hand, I understand that everyone has different tastes and that everyone is allowed to find attractice who they want to find attractive. And this is the argument that alot of people who say Maria is not pretty uses. And yet, the same people go around and undermine the opinions of those of us who do think she is pretty, saying that we "HAVE NO TASTE" and that we only find her gorgeous because we are "CONSTANTLY TOLD SHE IS." I think that there is a bit of a contradiction is. It is not fair to undermine anyone else's opinion. Just as I would not say to someone, "those who do not like Maria's look is blind," I would like the same people who do not like Maria to show me the same courtesy. BTW, I totally understand that Maria fans do this as well. So I'm asking BOTH SIDES to stop using terms and phrases like, "Haters are blind" and "Sharapova fans are misled/superficial." Please, disagree, but don't offend and undermine.

The_Pov
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:26 PM
how is maria considered pretty (facially)?
i mean she's hot, but her face is a little :unsure:



yeah well her unattractive face is getting her $25 million and has helped making her the highest paid female athlete!

Martyś
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:31 PM
You know what ? I'm a Maria fan and I don't really care about her look. I don't think she is ugly or extremely pretty. She is nice. Anyway, the most important thing about her is her tennis quality. Not face or shoulders.