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Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 01:03 AM
MARIA PULLS OUT OF MIAMI

Maria has had to pull out of the*Sony Ericsson Open in Miami which begins on*March 23rd after an MRI revealed a bone bruise on her right elbow.* Maria is expected to miss 3-6 weeks of competition.

:sad:

Still waiting for an official announcement, but it seems like Masha is out of Charleston, as well!

It's here:

Elbow Injury Prompts Maria Sharapova to Withdraw from Family Circle Cup in Charleston

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Family Circle Cup due to continual recovery from an elbow injury which forced her to withdraw from the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami this year.

The Family Circle Cup is scheduled to begin later this week with a strong player field led by four Top 10 players including World No. 1 and former Cup champion Serena Williams, World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki, World No. 7 and former Cup Champion Jelena Jankovic, and World No. 9 Victoria Azarenka. The Family Circle Cup, a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Premier Event, is scheduled April 10-18, 2010 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, SC.

Maria Sharapova“I was looking forward to coming back to Charleston this year, as I always enjoy playing in front of the energetic fans and strolling around the town,” commented Sharapova. “Unfortunately my elbow injury is not completely healed so I won’t be able to compete in this year’s Family Circle Cup. I look forward to returning next year and seeing all my fans in South Carolina.”

“It’s unfortunate that Maria was forced to withdraw due to injury, and we hope she makes a quick return to the Tour,” said Eleanor Adams, Family Circle Cup Tournament Manager. “Despite the loss of one high profile competitor, our player field still boasts four of the Top 10 players in the world. Our fans are sure in for a treat as our draw also features four Family Circle Cup champions and a host of other marquis players about to arrive in Charleston.”

The Family Circle Cup also announced on Thursday that two former SMASH Jr. Cup winners, Mallory Cecil (2008) and Alison Riske (2009), as well as Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 2009 Family Circle Cup doubles champion, have been granted main draw wildcards into the tournament.

http://i41.tinypic.com/28kq9tv.jpg


No word on when she'll return!:sad:

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 01:05 AM
Started the thread early this time :lol: :p

Michael.
Mar 15th, 2010, 01:06 AM
:yippee:

Edina Monsoon
Mar 15th, 2010, 01:07 AM
Just to make sure. Sorry Caoimhan.:hug:

Agree.:lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 01:19 AM
Started the thread early this time :lol: :p

Not taking chance this time!:angel:

gc-spurs
Mar 15th, 2010, 02:26 AM
Just to make sure. Sorry Caoimhan.:hug:

After getting booted from Indian Wells, it's now time for Maria go redeem herself in Miami!:fiery:

The last time she played Miami was 2007 when she got her ass handed to her by Maria in 1-6, 1-6 BEATDOWN!!

What's in it this year?

Poova is still looming and proving to be too tough for Maria to handle during the matches!:o

So what's for Maria to do?

6. Hey there Daddy Yuri. We miss him. So does Masha Fierce. Bring him back! Please!!:awww:



I think all she needs to win Miami is for you to start the thread!!!
And Yuri sitting in the stands.

perseus2006
Mar 15th, 2010, 02:51 AM
I think all she needs to win Miami is for you to start the thread!!!
And Yuri sitting in the stands.

I agree! That, a serve and consistency on the ground strokes will win matches.

JadeFox
Mar 15th, 2010, 03:32 AM
Just to make sure. Sorry Caoimhan.:hug:

After getting booted from Indian Wells, it's now time for Maria go redeem herself in Miami!:fiery:

The last time she played Miami was 2007 when she got her ass handed to her by Maria in 1-6, 1-6 BEATDOWN!!

What's in it this year?

Poova is still looming and proving to be too tough for Maria to handle during the matches!:o

So what's for Maria to do?

1. Ban Mashadorkable from the practice courts!
This:
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tmz.com/media/2010/03/0311_maria_sharapova_38477_3_pcn-3.jpg
is all cute and shizz, but it's not gonna help her win matches!:weirdo:

2. Bring out Masha Fierce in practice. How can one expect this diva to show up during matches, when she's shunned in practice?:shrug::o

3. Work on that damn serve! Nuff said!

4. The groundstrokes need some finetuning as well!;)

5. Leave Sasha home. I'm not calling him a jinx or anything, but he didn't exactly help her either!:angel:

6. Hey there Daddy Yuri. We miss him. So does Masha Fierce. Bring him back! Please!!:awww:

7. Bring Camilla. She is about as useful as Sasha, but at least she's hella prettaaayy!:inlove:


Anything to add? Feel free to share your advise, so that Maria will be back in the final like she was 05 and 06 (It's been 4 years already!?:eek::sad:) and maybe one-ups her previous performance!:yeah:

How about you start all the threads from this point on hon? That might be the only thing she needs! :lol:

nelsondan
Mar 15th, 2010, 04:13 AM
I am real close to saying she needs to add ten pounds. She has run out of gas at least twice, this year.
But since it could possibly do more harm than good, (not to mention the comments from non-fans), I cannot bring myself to saying that. But if she does, it would not bother me.

Jacey
Mar 15th, 2010, 04:46 AM
Not taking chance this time!:angel:

Damn your good ;)


ok, after reading some of the comments posted in GM Im a little more at ease with the way Maria is at this point.....not happy, but more at ease. After all Rome wasn't built in one day, or one year for that matter. Anywho, my thinking is....when Maria says she's done, that she's given all that she can then Im stuck like glue as a fan, until then, I guess I'll have to suffer like fans of...dare I say it, fans of Ana. I hardly think peeps around her would let her continue to head in a downward spiral(at least I f-ing hope so) she is after all in the top 20.

I hope I don't have to eat my words later on :(

Soooo come on peeps...Off to Miami :drive:

JadeFox
Mar 15th, 2010, 05:08 AM
Damn your good ;)


ok, after reading some of the comments posted in GM Im a little more at ease with the way Maria is at this point.....not happy, but more at ease. After all Rome wasn't built in one day, or one year for that matter. Anywho, my thinking is....when Maria says she's done, that she's given all that she can then Im stuck like glue as a fan, until then, I guess I'll have to suffer like fans of...dare I say it, fans of Ana. I hardly think peeps around her would let her continue to head in a downward spiral(at least I f-ing hope so) she is after all in the top 20.

I hope I don't have to eat my words later on :(

Soooo come on peeps...Off to Miami :drive:

Her ranking has only gone up since she came back. That's not a downward spiral by any definition. Her problems are the same since after surgery: Serve and consistency.

Vodkapova
Mar 15th, 2010, 05:15 AM
Thank you Maja. Didn't you also post the Tokyo thread? Something like "From the city that never sleeps to the Land of the Rising Sun". And you posted the Memphis thread. Damn - you are reserved for the French Open thread and every single thread until she sucks really bad in one of your threads. :hearts:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 05:35 AM
Damn your good ;)


ok, after reading some of the comments posted in GM Im a little more at ease with the way Maria is at this point.....not happy, but more at ease. After all Rome wasn't built in one day, or one year for that matter. Anywho, my thinking is....when Maria says she's done, that she's given all that she can then Im stuck like glue as a fan, until then, I guess I'll have to suffer like fans of...dare I say it, fans of Ana. I hardly think peeps around her would let her continue to head in a downward spiral(at least I f-ing hope so) she is after all in the top 20.

I hope I don't have to eat my words later on :(

Soooo come on peeps...Off to Miami :drive:

Not. even. close.:sad:

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 05:38 AM
Gosh girlie I hope you haven't been awake this whole time and that you've gotten some sleep since a few hours ago! :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 05:40 AM
Gosh girlie I hope you haven't been awake this whole time and that you've gotten some sleep since a few hours ago! :lol:

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz157/Suhzie2/Gifs/stewiecrazy.gif

Don't. Need. Sleep. Don't. Need. Sleep. Don't. Need. Sleep.

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 05:45 AM
That's so http://i40.tinypic.com/2lmpg0y.jpg Maja, I hope you don't have anything productive you need to do tomorrow! :lol:

pokey camp
Mar 15th, 2010, 05:51 AM
:yeah:

Poor Caoimhan. :lol: :hug: It's not their fault Maria can't serve... :shrug:

If she keeps this up, pretty soon no one is going to be able to start a tourney thread around here. :help:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 05:52 AM
^^Today. I'm going to school in 40 minutes:D
















:sobbing:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 05:53 AM
Makiri just got bagelled by The Wozz!:spit::rolls:

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 05:55 AM
:yeah:

Poor Caoimhan. :lol: :hug: It's not their fault Maria can't serve... :shrug:

If she keeps this up, pretty soon no one is going to be able to start a tourney thread around here. :help:

We'll probably have it on rotation or something. :tape: :lol:

^^Today. I'm going to school in 40 minutes:D
















:sobbing:

http://i42.tinypic.com/rutjcl.jpg Best of luck today! :unsure: :hug:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 06:15 AM
Thank you. Just got informed that my teacher during my first 2 periods is ill. This means I won't have school until 11:30!:woohoo:

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 06:17 AM
Thank you. Just got informed that my teacher during my first 2 periods is ill. This means I won't have school until 11:30!:woohoo:

http://i40.tinypic.com/15y6ek4.jpg

(sorry, it's just I have a billion gifs in one of my folders and it was such a shame to not put them to any use :lol:)

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 06:21 AM
Let's dance!

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz157/Suhzie2/Gifs/91knev.gif

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 06:23 AM
http://i41.tinypic.com/e0r7nm.jpg Your bandwidth exceeded :tears:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 06:26 AM
What am I gonna dooooooooooo?
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz157/Suhzie2/Gifs/wtc21t.gif

Ah yeah, got a second folder!
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz157/Suhzie2/Gifs/r70fhu.gif

Everything is A OK!;)

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 06:28 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/30ku6hy.jpg I think we should move this convo to one of the chatthreads. :tears:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 06:34 AM
Crazy gif!:rolls:

Yup. Seems like we're the only two around here anyway.

I'm off to the chat thread!:wavey:

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 06:47 AM
I :haha:ed so hard when I saw it for the first time too :lol:

And yup, I posted there too. :D

Maria Croft
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:08 AM
Did I just read that right, a golden shower? You people do know what that means right :tape:

At this point I can't really expect anything else but another early exit unless she really picks up her game and feels 100% healthy.

Rerun
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:12 AM
Miami is stuffed of player, almost a slam and everyone of us know it. She has to play only if she feels really ok and s long as i saw we are way far from that

i can't even imagine a R3/4 against Serena :scared: we know what's gonna happen :scared:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:14 AM
Did I just read that right, a golden shower? You people do know what that means right :tape:

At this point I can't really expect anything else but another early exit unless she really picks up her game and feels 100% healthy.

Yes.:angel: It rhymes wonderfully with "Golden Flower" and matches Masha's piss-poor performance!;)

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:16 AM
If she makes it to the 3rd or 4th round I think I would be decently pleased with the result. :tape:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:18 AM
Miami is stuffed of player, almost a slam and everyone of us know it. She has to play only if she feels really ok and s long as i saw we are way far from that

i can't even imagine a R3/4 against Serena :scared: we know what's gonna happen :scared:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/MeSuhsie/har%20har/Pokemon3.gif
:scared::scared::scared:

Shimizu Amon
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:20 AM
Let's wait and see what happens, so far her results haven't been good this year.
So I'm not really confident about Miami. Haven't gotta a clue what's wrong with Maria. Good be many things, mental - health - motivation...

Michael.
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:35 AM
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/MeSuhsie/har%20har/Pokemon3.gif
:scared::scared::scared:

:bigcry:

Rerun
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:36 AM
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/MeSuhsie/har%20har/Pokemon3.gif
:scared::scared::scared:

oh lord

:lol:


fucking true :sobbing:

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:52 AM
I take back what I said yesterday: I don't really like Sacha

Shafanovic.
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:54 AM
Just to make sure. Sorry Caoimhan.:hug:

After getting a Golden Shower from a Golden Flower in Indian Wells, it's now time for Maria go redeem herself in Miami!:fiery:

The last time she played Miami was 2007 when she got her ass handed to her by Maria in 1-6, 1-6 BEATDOWN!!

What's in it this year?

Poova is still looming and proving to be too tough for Maria to handle during the matches!:o

So what's for Maria to do?

1. Ban Mashadorkable from the practice courts!
This:
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tmz.com/media/2010/03/0311_maria_sharapova_38477_3_pcn-3.jpg
is all cute and shizz, but it's not gonna help her win matches!:weirdo:

2. Bring out Masha Fierce in practice. How can one expect this diva to show up during matches, when she's shunned in practice?:shrug::o

3. Work on that damn serve! Nuff said!

4. The groundstrokes need some finetuning as well!;)

5. Leave Sasha home. I'm not calling him a jinx or anything, but he didn't exactly help her either!:angel:

6. Hey there Daddy Yuri. We miss him. So does Masha Fierce. Bring him back! Please!!:awww:

7. Bring Camilla. She is about as useful as Sasha, but at least she's hella prettaaayy!:inlove:


Anything to add? Feel free to share your advise, so that Maria will be back in the final like she was 05 and 06 (It's been 4 years already!?:eek::sad:) and maybe one-ups her previous performance!:yeah:

I know Maria played badly but you have to hand it to Serena. She didn't beat herself that day.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:03 AM
changed.:haha:

Shafanovic.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:05 AM
Maybe we need to make a pretty graphic for a good luck charm.

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:07 AM
Feel free to make one :D

Shafanovic.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:10 AM
Yeah I will. I don't what it should be though.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:11 AM
Something Fierce!:cool:

Shafanovic.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:15 AM
I need a fierce/bitchy picture of Masha

Shimizu Amon
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:26 AM
Yes.:angel: It rhymes wonderfully with "Golden Flower" and matches Masha's piss-poor performance!;) :lol:

Shafanovic.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:45 AM
I don't know why I put the photos of AO and Memphis there. But I can take it out.

Vodkapova
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:47 AM
Someone should make a graphic of Maria with all her alter-egos (Masha Fierce and Poova). :hearts:

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:48 AM
That's pretty awesome :D Do you want me to put that in the OP or do you want to change the pictures?

Shafanovic.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:51 AM
http://i39.tinypic.com/neu8mo.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/dpefjo.jpg

Shafanovic.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:51 AM
One of those two. Which ever one you prefer.

Lefty.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:56 AM
I'll put the 2nd one in the OP for now since i'm going to bed but if everybody wants the first one then either me or Joxy can change it. :)

Shafanovic.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:58 AM
cool thanks :inlove:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 01:11 PM
If you need anymore pics for the banners (esp. from Masha Fierce and occ. Poova), here are some:)

http://2thumb.skins.be/2/4/7/3/8/msharapova3ii.jpg (http://image.skins.be/24738/msharapova3ii/) http://2thumb.skins.be/2/4/7/4/2/msharapova97hs.jpg (http://image.skins.be/24742/msharapova97hs/) http://2thumb.skins.be/3/5/3/5/8/msharapova29yc.jpg (http://image.skins.be/35358/msharapova29yc/) http://2thumb.skins.be/3/5/3/6/2/msharapova49xv.jpg (http://image.skins.be/35362/msharapova49xv/) http://2thumb.skins.be/3/1/3/6/6/8/96746-sharapovadubaiopen22-jpg.jpg (http://image.skins.be/313668/96746-sharapovadubaiopen22-jpg/) http://2thumb.skins.be/3/2/2/6/7/4/65338-2.jpg (http://image.skins.be/322674/65338-2/) http://2thumb.skins.be/3/4/3/6/4/1/36124-sharapova-roland-garros-.jpg (http://image.skins.be/343641/36124-sharapova-roland-garros-/) http://2thumb.skins.be/2/2/7/6/8/9/64390-mariasemila4-327lo.jpg (http://image.skins.be/227689/64390-mariasemila4-327lo/) http://3thumb.skins.be/6/3/2/5/3/0/95299-australian-open-2008-day-3-29-123-116lo.jpg (http://image.skins.be/632530/95299-australian-open-2008-day-3-29-123-116lo/) http://2thumb.skins.be/5/1/0/1/3/3/52250-sharapocelebutopia15-122-1107lo.jpg (http://image.skins.be/510133/52250-sharapocelebutopia15-122-1107lo/) http://3thumb.skins.be/6/4/0/0/4/5/06883-australian-open-2008-day-9-07-123-212lo.jpg (http://image.skins.be/640045/06883-australian-open-2008-day-9-07-123-212lo/) http://3thumb.skins.be/6/4/4/3/7/8/36918-australian-open-2008-day-13-134-123-1141lo.jpg (http://image.skins.be/644378/36918-australian-open-2008-day-13-134-123-1141lo/) http://7thumb.skins.be/1/7/6/6/9/8/5/17088-maria-sharapova-plays-in-the-la-womens-tenni.jpg (http://image.skins.be/1766985/17088-maria-sharapova-plays-in-the-la-womens-tenni/) http://7thumb.skins.be/1/8/3/3/5/6/0/47212-maria-sharapova-first-rnd-us-open-026-122-22.jpg (http://image.skins.be/1833560/47212-maria-sharapova-first-rnd-us-open-026-122-22/)

Aravanecaravan
Mar 15th, 2010, 03:36 PM
I am real close to saying she needs to add ten pounds. She has run out of gas at least twice, this year.
But since it could possibly do more harm than good, (not to mention the comments from non-fans), I cannot bring myself to saying that. But if she does, it would not bother me.

There's no question she is getting fatigued. IMO, Maria has always been blessed with talent and good coaching but not with athleticism and strength, and this is her Achilles Heel. She has a frail body when compared to the other top players. She is not particularly muscular. She generates power from sensational timing and the momentum her long limbs generate when she gets them moving, but she really isn't a muscular player, when compared to, say, Dementieva or Kuznetsova, not to mention the Williamses. In part, I think this led to her shoulder problems.

What's going on now is frustrating, but the one thing I am certain of is that there is no one cure-all that is going to fix it. I do not think she has a "crisis of confidence." I do not think she has "yips". I do think that she is learning that it isn't just the injury getting fixed, but rather that she needs her strength and stamina back, and match toughness, and fitness, and a consistent approach to the serve--switching between four or five service motions in a couple of years isn't going to benefit anybody.

I also think that something Austin said during the match yesterday isn't being listened to enough by the idiots in the press who keep throwing dirt on Maria--Maria's shoulder may not "hurt" anymore, but after a day of grueling play it still aches. She has to listen to her body and take a day off when it's called for. She may never again be able to string together three or four weeks of tennis, or if she is, it may not happen for a long time. And by that I don't mean next month.

I do think that Maria will eventually get back to the point where she can string together enough performances at a high level to win majors, and I do think she will win more majors. But she is going to have to figure out ways to conserve energy in early rounds so that she doesn't come up flat against quality players like Zheng in the middle of tournaments. Perhaps that means developing a serve and volley game, to end points quickly. I don't know the answer, but I do know that what Maria's going through with her shoulder isn't something that very many people have gotten a mental handle on. It's the most serious injury a tennis player can have, and it takes time to get everything back.

Jovana.
Mar 15th, 2010, 06:07 PM
I have literally no expectations for this tournament and in fact no expectations for any tournament , these days it seems reaching round 3 is a bliss for her :shrug:

slamchamp
Mar 15th, 2010, 06:26 PM
I honestly have 0 expectations for miami..I hope she'll suprise us:)

Break My Rapture
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Same here. Ugh.

When's the draw?

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:45 PM
The ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA qualifying and main draws will be available on the website (PDF format) prior to the tournament start date: 22 March, 2010. Please check back soon for more details.


Soooo long!

Break My Rapture
Mar 15th, 2010, 08:49 PM
That's still a week. :(

Nina.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:29 PM
I am not getting my hopes up for this tournament (or any other tournament in the near future)
i just hope for the best and expect the worst.

Rumkin
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:33 PM
no expectations = less disappointment :lol:

Vartan
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:38 PM
:yippee:

Craig.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Meh. Win two matches and I'll be happy.

Jovana.
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:40 PM
no expectations = less disappointment :lol:

amen to that :lol:

Vartan
Mar 15th, 2010, 10:07 PM
Meh. Win two matches and I'll be happy.

Let's not give up on her, thank you! :wavey:

Craig.
Mar 15th, 2010, 10:55 PM
Let's not give up on her, thank you! :wavey:

I'm not. I've just learned not to get my hopes and my expectations up. As long as she keeps improving and is hungry, HEALTHY and out there playing, I'm happy really. This must be shit hard for her even though she'd never admit it and we're just sitting here acting like it's the end of the world when it really isn't. I'm frustrated like hell because there are so many things wrong with her game these days that are literally keeping her from being the tough-as-nails bitch we know her to be on court, but I also realize and remind myself of how lucky she is and how lucky we are that she's still playing tennis. Let's just wait and see I guess.

istase2000
Mar 15th, 2010, 11:37 PM
There's no question she is getting fatigued. IMO, Maria has always been blessed with talent and good coaching but not with athleticism and strength, and this is her Achilles Heel. She has a frail body when compared to the other top players. She is not particularly muscular. She generates power from sensational timing and the momentum her long limbs generate when she gets them moving, but she really isn't a muscular player, when compared to, say, Dementieva or Kuznetsova, not to mention the Williamses. In part, I think this led to her shoulder problems.

What's going on now is frustrating, but the one thing I am certain of is that there is no one cure-all that is going to fix it. I do not think she has a "crisis of confidence." I do not think she has "yips". I do think that she is learning that it isn't just the injury getting fixed, but rather that she needs her strength and stamina back, and match toughness, and fitness, and a consistent approach to the serve--switching between four or five service motions in a couple of years isn't going to benefit anybody.

I also think that something Austin said during the match yesterday isn't being listened to enough by the idiots in the press who keep throwing dirt on Maria--Maria's shoulder may not "hurt" anymore, but after a day of grueling play it still aches. She has to listen to her body and take a day off when it's called for. She may never again be able to string together three or four weeks of tennis, or if she is, it may not happen for a long time. And by that I don't mean next month.

I do think that Maria will eventually get back to the point where she can string together enough performances at a high level to win majors, and I do think she will win more majors. But she is going to have to figure out ways to conserve energy in early rounds so that she doesn't come up flat against quality players like Zheng in the middle of tournaments. Perhaps that means developing a serve and volley game, to end points quickly. I don't know the answer, but I do know that what Maria's going through with her shoulder isn't something that very many people have gotten a mental handle on. It's the most serious injury a tennis player can have, and it takes time to get everything back.
thanks for your input ;)

Slampova
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:18 AM
Meh Miami... clay season is where its at these days. Maria is a claycourt GOAT nowadays with her best slam results coming at RG for a few consecutive years :rolls:

Please surprsie us Maria :unsure:

istase2000
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:39 AM
does anyone know maria's schedule after miami? thx :kiss:

Shafanovic.
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:03 AM
She's only playing 2 clay events if not 1 before the French Open.

Lefty.
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:05 AM
I know Maria gets tired pretty easily, but I feel like playing more will get her into a better rhythm? Playing a shitty match like she did and then waiting like 3 weeks for another event probably won't help very much? :shrug:

Maria Croft
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:45 AM
I'm not. I've just learned not to get my hopes and my expectations up. As long as she keeps improving and is hungry, HEALTHY and out there playing, I'm happy really. This must be shit hard for her even though she'd never admit it and we're just sitting here acting like it's the end of the world when it really isn't. I'm frustrated like hell because there are so many things wrong with her game these days that are literally keeping her from being the tough-as-nails bitch we know her to be on court, but I also realize and remind myself of how lucky she is and how lucky we are that she's still playing tennis. Let's just wait and see I guess.

Yeah, I understand where you're coming from, I honestly don't have any expectations either anymore. But I also still expect her to get back on top and win a couple of slams in the future. I personally never expected her to come back like say a Serena did, but I also wasn't prepared to wait so long for everything to come together.

I also just want her to stay healthy, and everything else will come together eventually, she's a fighter so if there is one thing I don't doubt (I'm not saying that you doubt anything) then it's that.

istase2000
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:19 AM
Well, she did have matches of brilliance last year.. some @ rogers cup/tokyo... so there's hope!!
she just hasn't been able to string them together and get that consistency, and has performed POORLY @ slams.
But soon enough it'll come together and we'll all be :rocker2::aparty:

I just hope for her to play well in miami. plz no more 50+ u/e and 10+ dfs and lots of come ons

Was it me or she didn't say come on in zheng match...

Vodkapova
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:47 AM
She didn't play that bad against Zheng. Her opponent was just way, way too good. Zheng got a lot of balls back - like - a lot. Hopefully she'll serve well in Miami at least and not giving out free points. I would have expected a win, or at least a lot closer match, against Zheng at Indian Wells if she hadn't had 14 double faults.

istase2000
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:15 PM
She didn't play that bad against Zheng. Her opponent was just way, way too good. Zheng got a lot of balls back - like - a lot. Hopefully she'll serve well in Miami at least and not giving out free points. I would have expected a win, or at least a lot closer match, against Zheng at Indian Wells if she hadn't had 14 double faults.

From what I remember, zheng scrambled so many balls back that maria would eventually make an error. I just feel if her baseline game was more solid that day, she would've won. she didn't seem to be moving too well and was flat footed a lot.

Yes let's hope she'll serve well in miami ;)
but then again, her elbow was affecting her serve..

Shafanovic.
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:29 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/o8xljc.png

i saw an amazing wallpaper and inspired me. what do you think?

Aravanecaravan
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:41 PM
I'm planning on watching Maria up close while I am on hand in Miami next week. I will report back with any insights I can come up with based upon first-hand observation.

Break My Rapture
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:07 PM
Well, she did have matches of brilliance last year.. some @ rogers cup/tokyo... so there's hope!!
she just hasn't been able to string them together and get that consistency, and has performed POORLY @ slams.
But soon enough it'll come together and we'll all be :rocker2::aparty:

I just hope for her to play well in miami. plz no more 50+ u/e and 10+ dfs and lots of come ons

Was it me or she didn't say come on in zheng match...
IIRC Maria said 'Come On' once in the entire match, when she won the point on break point for 2-2. That's not Maria at all. I really felt like she was holding back her emotions and that was probably because she didn't dare to express herself in the match because Sasha was in the stands watching her, I don't know. :shrug:

But really, 1 'Come On' in a 2h30+ match is not Maria.

http://i43.tinypic.com/o8xljc.png

i saw an amazing wallpaper and inspired me. what do you think?
Love it. :hearts:

I'm planning on watching Maria up close while I am on hand in Miami next week. I will report back with any insights I can come up with based upon first-hand observation.
Thanks. :hearts:

Have a great time !

Slampova
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:51 PM
Don't worry Maja, my days of creating tournament threads for Maria are well and truely over :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:57 PM
Cao :awww: :hug: you're not bringing bad luck.

It's Poova's fault. :shrug: :hysteric:

Btw, when can I open a thread for once ? :speakles: I would like to try as well. :tears:

Nina.
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:07 PM
I'm planning on watching Maria up close while I am on hand in Miami next week. I will report back with any insights I can come up with based upon first-hand observation.

:woohoo: hope you have a great time!

Jovana.
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:34 PM
I'm planning on watching Maria up close while I am on hand in Miami next week. I will report back with any insights I can come up with based upon first-hand observation.

awesome! looking forward to that :D

Don't worry Maja, my days of creating tournament threads for Maria are well and truely over :sobbing:

:hug: :hug: it's not your fault she sucked man :awww:

oneandonly
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:40 PM
Btw, when can I open a thread for once ? :speakles: I would like to try as well. :tears:
Why don't you try opening the Charleston thread? :awww: Or anything else but RG, that belongs to Maja :rolls:

Slampova
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:43 PM
:hug: :hug: it's not your fault she sucked man :awww:

If she wins Miami I'm gonna take it that she reads this forum and lost purposely at IW and the AO to make u guys dislike me :rolls:

Jovana.
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:45 PM
If she wins Miami I'm gonna take it that she reads this forum and lost purposely at IW and the AO to make u guys dislike me :rolls:

:hysteric: :haha:

We don't dislike you :angel:

:

Btw, when can I open a thread for once ? :speakles: I would like to try as well. :tears:

Well, judging by her tennis lately, I say we're gonna open a Charleston thread pretty soon :awww: you can open that . IMHO ITA IKR. :angel:

Break My Rapture
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:25 PM
Kay, Charleston is mine. :dog:

Well, judging by her tennis lately, I say we're gonna open a Charleston thread pretty soon :awww: you can open that . IMHO ITA IKR. :angel:
:haha: :happy:

slamchamp
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:28 PM
I ain't opening a thread anytime soon..my last was the us open:tape:

gc-spurs
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:51 PM
If she wins Miami I'm gonna take it that she reads this forum and lost purposely at IW and the AO to make u guys dislike me :rolls:

hahaha!

Michael.
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:04 PM
If she wins Miami I'm gonna take it that she reads this forum and lost purposely at IW and the AO to make u guys dislike me :rolls:

:spit:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Don't worry Maja, my days of creating tournament threads for Maria are well and truely over :sobbing:

:awww: I'm sorry.:hug:
You'll get another chance!:) (Just not at the slams or Mandatory tournamnents...;))


Btw, when can I open a thread for once ? :speakles: I would like to try as well. :tears:

Charleston is all yours!:yeah:
You can have Madrid as well, but the French Open are mine!:angel:

Lefty.
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:22 PM
Should we make a sticky thread with a list of thread starter reservations? :lol:

istase2000
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:55 PM
IIRC Maria said 'Come On' once in the entire match, when she won the point on break point for 2-2. That's not Maria at all. I really felt like she was holding back her emotions and that was probably because she didn't dare to express herself in the match because Sasha was in the stands watching her, I don't know. :shrug:

But really, 1 'Come On' in a 2h30+ match is not Maria.
I must've missed it... I was like maria doesn't seem pumped, where's those bitchy come ons... only one in that long match? on the contrary i heard so many from zheng n that was annoying :mad:
go away sasha :sobbing:


Charleston is all yours!:yeah:
You can have Madrid as well, but the French Open are mine!:angel:

she'll win it now coz ur the good luck thread starter :bounce:

saska77
Mar 17th, 2010, 06:26 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00247/spoten_247030t.jpg

that's a Come On if there ever was one

gc-spurs
Mar 17th, 2010, 08:14 AM
^^fuck yeah!!

tim007
Mar 17th, 2010, 10:43 AM
im a big sasha and masha fun..im a fun of sasha even before reports spread that they are dating..i was shocked when i first read the article. i am really happy since im a big masha fun too. well, i like sasha becuase he has this very angelic face, as a big fun i saw a lot of his games, and guys he's good basketball player,really. and masha well, she's gorgeous..perfect and goodlooking couple..hope that they will play good on their games..masha and the machine will come back strong..watch out..haha

tim007
Mar 17th, 2010, 10:58 AM
i like sasha and only sasha for maria..

Monzanator
Mar 17th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Well, I'll be happy with a QF in Miami but if she meets one of the sisters earlier then it might get ugly... Moreover lots of big guns bombed out early in IW, so they'll be on a similar mission to Maria in Miami methinks. That should make the draw much tougher generally, I don't think it will produce as many shocking results as IW...

DiogoP.
Mar 17th, 2010, 06:54 PM
Hi! I´m new here!
I´m really excited to see maria play im miami.. i hope she does better than a 3R ;)

Break My Rapture
Mar 17th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Should we make a sticky thread with a list of thread starter reservations? :lol:
Yes, I think we should totally do that. :speakles:

Hi! I´m new here!
I´m really excited to see maria play im miami.. i hope she does better than a 3R ;)
Welcome. :D I'm Pieter. :)

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 17th, 2010, 09:29 PM
Yes, I think we should totally do that. :speakles:


Bad idea. Instant jinx.

I swear, Poova's on a mission and as soon as someone has a good run with some threads - Wham! 1st round exit!:mad:

perseus2006
Mar 17th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Should we make a sticky thread with a list of thread starter reservations? :lol:

That's way too JackBoots rigid for this site.

It's working fine the way it is.

perseus2006
Mar 17th, 2010, 11:19 PM
Injured Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina Withdraw from Sony Ericsson Open
Published by Aaress Lawless on Mar 17, 2010 | Print | ShareThis

Miami’s Sony Ericsson Open will be missing two of its top players this year. Dinara Safina and Maria Sharapova have both withdrawn due to injuries.

•Article•Comments (0)Two of the top Russian tennis players in the world will not be making the trip to Miami next week for the Sony Ericsson Open. The tournament announced on Wednesday that Dinara Safina and Maria Sharapova have both withdrawn with injuries.

Sharapova, who won earlier this year in Memphis and was looking forward to playing in Miami for the first time since 2007, was forced to withdraw after an MRI revealed a bone bruise on her right elbow. She is expected to miss 3-6 weeks of competition.

Safina, a three-time Grand Slam finalist and former World No. 1, has withdrawn from the event due to a back injury. Safina had played in every Sony Ericsson Open since 2003 reaching the quarterfinals in 2008, her best finish in Miami.

Despite the two withdrawals, the women’s field is highlighted by five-time champion and 2010 Australian Open Champion Serena Williams, seven-time Grand Slam Champion Venus Williams, 2009 French Open Champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, 2009 US Open Champion Kim Clijsters, 2008 French Open Champion Ana Ivanovic, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Elena Dementieva and 2010 Australian Open finalist Justine Henin.



So, clay next....

Lefty.
Mar 17th, 2010, 11:22 PM
Eep, hope she gets everything sorted out in her game as well as physically between now and Charleston.

Jovana.
Mar 17th, 2010, 11:27 PM
WHAT?! OMFG! bone bruise ? tell me that's not a serious problem, please tell me :hysteric:

MaitaBaby
Mar 17th, 2010, 11:33 PM
WHAT?! OMFG! bone bruise ? tell me that's not a serious problem, please tell me :hysteric:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/5521-need-bone-bruise/

Not shoulder-serious.. thank goodness but might take months to heal. But Masha's an athlete so I'm sure it's easier for her than most people.

mashasabinefan1
Mar 17th, 2010, 11:36 PM
Rest up sweety! hopefully its not too serious

slamchamp
Mar 18th, 2010, 12:23 AM
someone explain the injury:sad:

Slampova
Mar 18th, 2010, 12:49 AM
Hopefully this aint too serious. Poor Maria can't catch a break :sobbing: Rest up gurl :hug:

mashasabinefan1
Mar 18th, 2010, 01:09 AM
they're saying she'll be out for 3-6 weeks, that sounds pretty serious to me.she must be so frustrated, i guess we'll see her next in madrid?

Eduardo Oliveira
Mar 18th, 2010, 01:43 AM
Oh NOOO :sobbing:

Lefty.
Mar 18th, 2010, 02:12 AM
And omg, Maria is actually M.I.A in Miami since she's not playing! :sobbing:

gc-spurs
Mar 18th, 2010, 03:06 AM
someone explain the injury:sad:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/19649.htm this site does it simply. Its like an 'infant fracture'.

Sidenote: I used to think bones were so lameball until I did this paper last year that had a part on bones, and holy crap I like em almost as much as hearts and brains now.

perseus2006
Mar 18th, 2010, 04:47 AM
In Hindsight, considering the thread title, the old adage comes to mind:




Be careful what you pray for!

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:39 AM
Ok, this sucks.:sad:

A boned bruise? How can that happen?:confused:

Anyway, she said that she felt it for the first time last year. Does that mean that her medical team f*cked up again and failed to diagnose her problem back in September?:fiery:


In Hindsight, considering the thread title, the old adage comes to mind:




Be careful what you pray for!

You talkin to me?:rolleyes:

saska77
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:45 AM
OOOPS - it's time to apologize for all the bashing I gave her over the last few days :banghead: SORRY

I hope it is going to get better soon :bigcry:

istase2000
Mar 18th, 2010, 07:22 AM
Ok, this sucks.:sad:

A boned bruise? How can that happen?:confused:

Anyway, she said that she felt it for the first time last year. Does that mean that her medical team f*cked up again and failed to diagnose her problem back in September?:fiery:

thats wat i was thinking... september till now is a long time. i hope it's a new injury

get well soon masha :bigcry:

JadeFox
Mar 18th, 2010, 07:55 AM
:hysteric: :hysteric: :hysteric: :hysteric:

That's all I can say really.

Maria Croft
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:16 AM
Oh for fuck sake, it's just never ending with the injuries :sad:

MaitaBaby
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:48 AM
She won Tokyo and Memphis with an injury? Again, winning titles with an injury? :o

perseus2006
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:18 AM
No, I wasn't talkin to you, Maja!

Just trying to be funny... That doesn't always work out either.

I suppose she won't be ready to go again until Madrid. Three weeks to heal plus preparation time.

The bone bruise does explain her performances, though. This season seems to be in serious peril.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:33 AM
No, I wasn't talkin to you, Maja!

Just trying to be funny... That doesn't always work out either.

I suppose she won't be ready to go again until Madrid. Three weeks to heal plus preparation time.

The bone bruise does explain her performances, though. This season seems to be in serious peril.

Alright then.;)

She's pretty much certain to withdraw from Charleston as well, isn't she?
I'm hoping that she'll play another clay court event other than Madrid in preparation for the French Open, but somehow I feel like even Madrid is in doubt.
Given the worst case scenarion, she will be out of competition (and practice?) for 6 weeks. That would mean that she just starts her clay court preparation right before Rome. Do you really think that she'll play Madrid then? Considering that it's a Premier Mandatory, on clay and would be her first clay court tournament of the season, it's almost a given that she'll crash out early...:sad: And if she plays Madrid would she give it a go at one of the smaller tournaments like Warsaw or Straßbourg?
Argh! So many questions and uncertainties...:sobbing:

Maybe she'd just skip the clay season altogether and focus on Birmingham/Wimbledon instead...

istase2000
Mar 18th, 2010, 10:21 AM
skipping clay season? but she's meant to win the french this yr :devil:

perseus2006
Mar 18th, 2010, 10:31 AM
If Pova skips the clay season entirely, then she starts the grass season perilously short of matches and then what could be expected of her on grass? Not much, I would think.

Even a relatively poor performance on clay would give her some chance to find form before grass.

However all that works out, she should stay on the sidelines until she is healthy and ready to go 100% Fierce, even if that means AO 2011! Rejoining the tour at the earliest possible moment is not necessarily the best tactic.

perseus2006
Mar 18th, 2010, 10:44 AM
skipping clay season? but she's meant to win the french this yr :devil:

I am pretty sure that Pova kissed that idea off along with her preparation for Rnd 2 at AO 2010.

Add in this bone bruise, interupting any building of momentum for clay, pretty much finalizes the issue.

I would be delighted to have this post rubbed in my face but suffering that ignominity is fairly low on the list of probable outcomes.

This season is not developing as any fan expected. Pova's best hope now is having success on the fast US Hardcourts. Any matches she can get in before then would be helpful, provided she is ready, fit and healthy for them!

Taja05
Mar 18th, 2010, 02:29 PM
This is so depressing, another injury setback. Hopefully she'll be back soon.

Monzanator
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:53 PM
We may see Pova on her best form of the season only once the US Open Series starts, pretty much like last year... I don't even want to imagine another upset losses on the grass to random nobodies :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:59 PM
OHMYFUCKINGGOD.

Not again ? :bigcry: :sad:

This is turning into pretty much a crap year already. Heal up soon, Maria. :hug:

So it's almost sure she's withdrawing from Charleston also ? :awww:

joão.
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:09 PM
:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:13 PM
OHMYFUCKINGGOD.

Not again ? :bigcry: :sad:

This is turning into pretty much a crap year already. Heal up soon, Maria. :hug:

So it's almost sure she's withdrawing from Charleston also ? :awww:

Probably.:sad:

KV
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:33 PM
I am pretty sure that Pova kissed that idea off along with her preparation for Rnd 2 at AO 2010.

Add in this bone bruise, interupting any building of momentum for clay, pretty much finalizes the issue.

I would be delighted to have this post rubbed in my face but suffering that ignominity is fairly low on the list of probable outcomes.

This season is not developing as any fan expected. Pova's best hope now is having success on the fast US Hardcourts. Any matches she can get in before then would be helpful, provided she is ready, fit and healthy for them!

Agree, watch Safina came back to soon.

Break My Rapture
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:37 PM
Probably.:sad:
Oh noes. :bigcry:

Hopefully she'll be able to play 1 other clay tournament apart from Madrid. :awww:

perseus2006
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Agree, watch Safina came back to soon.

The lower back problem like Dinara's forced Anna K out of tennis! Dinara better be careful!

KV
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:43 PM
At least Masha had an excuse for her early exit at IW. Well reminding me of Anna K. she'd still sell more tickets than the other QF's at Indian Wells. Bet for empty-seeded QF's/Sf's and Final. pfft

Break My Rapture
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Ugh Maria hardly has had any luck over the last couple of years. :sad: just hate this. :sobbing: I was so looking forward to Miami. :awww:

Maria Croft
Mar 18th, 2010, 07:31 PM
We may see Pova on her best form of the season only once the US Open Series starts, pretty much like last year... I don't even want to imagine another upset losses on the grass to random nobodies :sobbing:

Yeah, that's what I expect as well.

As far as I'm concerned she sould just skip the clay season all together, including Roland Garros, maybe even skip the grass season and Wimbledon and get enough rest. But I'm sure that's not what she wants, she wants to get some matches in, but getting back in time for the slams isn't going to do her any good, especially looking at her last couple of slam results.

Break My Rapture
Mar 18th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Why are all you guys saying she needs to skip the clay season (including RG) ? She would miss a slam :shrug: I think everyone's a bit overreacting atm, we should just wait till we get more news.

gc-spurs
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:03 PM
play the clay season left handed!!!!

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Why are all you guys saying she needs to skip the clay season (including RG) ? She would miss a slam :shrug: I think everyone's a bit overreacting atm, we should just wait till we get more news.

We just don't want her to rush things, I guess.
Imagine she'd play half-injured, just to re-injure herself or worse.
Of course we want her back and healthy as soon as possible, but we don't want her back for just 3 or 4 months, but 3 or 4 years.;)

Break My Rapture
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:18 PM
We just don't want her to rush things, I guess.
Imagine she'd play half-injured, just to re-injure herself or worse.
Of course we want her back and healthy as soon as possible, but we don't want her back for just 3 or 4 months, but 3 or 4 years.;)
I understand that but it is possible that her elbow has healed up perfectly in lets say 3 weeks. :shrug: Hopefully we'll get a new doodle soon with some more information. :)

Monzanator
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:25 PM
Even if the elbow will be OK in three weeks, I'd still want her to sit out a couple of more weeks to make perfectly sure it's more then OK. She was going to play only one clay event before RG anyway (Rome?), so her appearance in Paris depends also how badly she wants to perform well there. I mean she could wait until the grass starts, but then again she'd lack match practice and could play catch-up at Birmingham and Wimbledon which may lead to single wins only instead of challenging for more trophies. And that leaves us with the hard courts summer as a time where it all goes back to normal. I wonder if she enters RG without any clay rehearsal at all (pending on the elbow being healed before clay season)?

Break My Rapture
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:27 PM
Yeah true. Let's hope for the best. :)

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:37 PM
I understand that but it is possible that her elbow has healed up perfectly in lets say 3 weeks. :shrug: Hopefully we'll get a new doodle soon with some more information. :)

If she's perfectly healthy, then she should play.
I just have a major case of deja vu right now.

US Open 2007: injured shoulder --- US Open 2009: injured elbow/right arm
Indian Wells 2008: re-injured her shoulder --- Indian Wells 2010: (re-)injures her elbow
...
:scared:

Even if the elbow will be OK in three weeks, I'd still want her to sit out a couple of more weeks to make perfectly sure it's more then OK. She was going to play only one clay event before RG anyway (Rome?), so her appearance in Paris depends also how badly she wants to perform well there. I mean she could wait until the grass starts, but then again she'd lack match practice and could play catch-up at Birmingham and Wimbledon which may lead to single wins only instead of challenging for more trophies. And that leaves us with the hard courts summer as a time where it all goes back to normal. I wonder if she enters RG without any clay rehearsal at all (pending on the elbow being healed before clay season)?

She was going to play Charleston and Madrid, I believe. I'd say she's highly in doubt for Charleston now and if she takes the full 6 weeks off (without even practising), Madrid will be in doubt as well.

I don't think she ever played a full schedule in the lead up for RG, so who knows how she'd to then.

So far all we have is a vague statement, saying that she bruised her elbow and will be out 3-6 weeks.

I don't wanna be rude, but thinking/hoping that everything will be back to normal during the summer HC season sound a bit naive.
She now has to deal with a bruised elbow, her surgically repaired shoulder, a wonky serve, a shaky ground game, partially clumsy/lazy movement and a fragile mind-set...

Monzanator
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:42 PM
What I was referring to as "normal" is the situation where a) she is healty enough to play a full-schedule tournament without worrying about the past injuries every second day and b) where she gets enough matches under her belt to feel the rhythtm of playing again.

Unfortunately neither of those two will prevent us from possible shocking losses in early rounds even on the hard courts in summer cause like youve pointed out, she's way off her potential best game-wise.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:51 PM
What I was referring to as "normal" is the situation where a) she is healty enough to play a full-schedule tournament without worrying about the past injuries every second day and b) where she gets enough matches under her belt to feel the rhythtm of playing again.

Unfortunately neither of those two will prevent us from possible shocking losses in early rounds even on the hard courts in summer cause like youve pointed out, she's way off her potential best game-wise.

I think a) is pretty much impossible. She said it herself: She'll always need treatment on her shoulder and even though she's as mentally tough as she is, it will always be on your mind.
I understand your point, though. She needs to find the trust in her own body again. She needs to know that she can play a "normal" schedule (for her) and won't need to run to the doctor's office to check this or that.

Right now, it's still a little early to see how things will turn out for the year.

All we know is that Maria is determined to come back strong, but that it will largely depend on how well her body holds up.

Maria Croft
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Even if the elbow will be OK in three weeks, I'd still want her to sit out a couple of more weeks to make perfectly sure it's more then OK. She was going to play only one clay event before RG anyway (Rome?), so her appearance in Paris depends also how badly she wants to perform well there. I mean she could wait until the grass starts, but then again she'd lack match practice and could play catch-up at Birmingham and Wimbledon which may lead to single wins only instead of challenging for more trophies. And that leaves us with the hard courts summer as a time where it all goes back to normal. I wonder if she enters RG without any clay rehearsal at all (pending on the elbow being healed before clay season)?

I agree, if she gets back just for the slams she's probably gonna lose early (because of lack of match practice and confidence) again, making her Wimbledon record even worse then it has been in the last years is really not what she needs. I don't see the point in that, or playing 3 hour matches at Madrid. Just just hope she can come back and play a few US touraments and then hopefully go deep in the US Open.

She can break her even slam win years then next year by winning a slam in 2011 :)

gc-spurs
Mar 18th, 2010, 11:18 PM
maybe use this time to work on some fitness?

Lefty.
Mar 18th, 2010, 11:22 PM
^Yea i'm hoping for that too. It would be great if she could improve her movement. She hasn't really moved well on a tennis court in a long time imo.

Vodkapova
Mar 19th, 2010, 04:29 AM
Another injury? That's really bad news. I remember she had took a medical timeout back at the US Open playing against Melanie. Oh Maria - please get better soon.

shaktincredible
Mar 19th, 2010, 08:08 AM
maria :sad:

slamchamp
Mar 19th, 2010, 03:26 PM
how can someone bruise the elbow by playing tennis? did she fell or smthing?

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 19th, 2010, 05:25 PM
Finally found sth good about her not playing Miami!:bounce:

We won't have to deal with this:
http://static.centercourt.de/out/1/html/0/dyn_images/z1/378801_588_z1_z1.jpghttp://static.centercourt.de/out/1/html/0/dyn_images/z2/378801_588_z2_z2.jpg

Maria is probably too embarrassed be seen in this monstrosity and decided to skip Miami altogether!:rolls::rolls:




j/k, I'm still sad!:sad:

Nina.
Mar 19th, 2010, 05:27 PM
What would she wear for pre RG clay season?

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 19th, 2010, 05:45 PM
*edit*

http://www.produkte24.com/images/catalogs/3660/23998/ct/tennis-2010-000006.jpg

Bottom right!:help:

Top right is supposed to be her French Open dress. Looks promising!:)

DiogoP.
Mar 19th, 2010, 10:02 PM
I don't think Miami dress is that bad, The french open one is stunning :hearts:

Anyway, hope she heals fast.

cyannnnn
Mar 19th, 2010, 10:13 PM
how can someone bruise the elbow by playing tennis? did she fell or smthing?

i'm asking myself the same question:confused:

Nina.
Mar 19th, 2010, 10:15 PM
I also like the yellow top, the skirt...not so much :p

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 19th, 2010, 10:21 PM
Regarding the bruised elbow bone:

Bruising of the bone can have several meanings, types and origins. This is an injury that can occur from a variety of factors, including direct force trauma, sporting activities and injuries to our joints.

Bruising can occur within the bone marrow as well as outside it. It also can involve structures within the joints themselves.
Sub-periosteal Hematoma

A sub-periosteal hematoma is a collection of blood located underneath the protective membranous layer on bones called the periosteum. This occurs as a result of direct force trauma against a bone, typically in one of the lower extremities.

The periosteum is a thick, fibrous membrane that covers and helps nourish our bones. It is very vascular, meaning is has a large blood supply to it, so when there is a traumatic force applied to a bone, like jamming your shin on a coffee table, it can cause bleeding between the membrane and the bone.

These injuries are seen a bit more often in younger persons mainly because their periosteum is very thick, tough and less likely to tear as one would see in older folks.

Because there is very little space between these structures, there is little room for the blood to spread, so it forms a more localized lump under the periosteum that can take many weeks to months to resolve. This bump can also be quite sore to the touch.
Inter-osseus Bleeding

Inter-osseus (which means inside the bone) bruising occurs from compressive forces being applied to a bone that cause internal injury to the bone marrow, typically from repetitive activities. Higher-level athletes are among those who are most affected by this injury type because of the extreme level of play and the intensity of the activities and training. Professional athletes, such as football and basketball players as well as runners, are at higher risk for these injuries.

When the bone marrow is injured, the blood supply within it is damaged, causing internal bleeding. This, in turn, can cause a buildup of pressure inside the bone, called bone marrow edema, which can cause pain and ultimately the death of the bone if bleeding and pressure are not resolved.

Typical areas for this injury type is in the knee and ankle because of the extreme pressure loads these joints endure on a regular basis.
Sub-chondral Lesion

A sub-chondral lesion is an injury that occurs beneath the cartilage layer of a joint. This can occur when the cartilage surface is damaged from causes such as direct and extreme compression or a shearing force applied to the cartilage that causes it to separate from the underlying bone.

Extreme compressive force injuries can include jumping and impact from running on hard surfaces.

The cartilage that covers our joints is very soft and plush and is susceptible to injury. During compression, the cells are literally crushed, and that energy can extend into the underlying bone, causing bleeding and a separation of the cartilage from the bone. These injuries are seen more frequently in football and basketball players.

Shearing force injuries are sustained from rotational mechanism, such as twisting, or translational forces (sliding of one of the bones in a joint, typically the knee, either forward or backward without restraint, as seen in anterior cruciate ligament injuries of the knee), which causes the cartilage tissue to be stripped away traumatically, exposing the underlying bone. In some instances, a small piece of the bone may accompany the cartilage as it is sheared away.

Bruised Bone
Bruised bone can be caused due to an injury to your bone marrow. It does not involve injury to your skin or soft tissues. Bruised bone can take a long time to heal, here's more about this condition.
Bruised Bone
Bruised bone is also known as periosteal in medical terms. Bruised bone can be a result of various reasons like force, injury, trauma, etc. Sports activities are one of the common causes of bruised bone. There are many types of bruises, but a bone bruise is known to be quite painful and the injury stays for a long time. Our bones have a cortex, within which there are interconnected fibers. Calcium fills the space between these interconnected fibers. When your bone hits something, it leads to breakage of these fibers which further cause leakage of the contents held between them. When few such fibers break it causes a bruised bone. Remember this is just a step before a fracture. In case of a fracture there is a breakage of enough of fibers. Let us know more about bruised bone, what are its symptoms and treatment.

Bruised Bone Symptoms
Bruised bone can be an extremely painful condition. You will experience a lot of pain around the affected area. Swelling and stiffness of this part is also a symptom of bruised bone. You won't notice any visible sign of an injury. In some cases there might be skin discoloration, skin would appear reddish or purplish. Also, this area would feel tender when touch. Also you won't be able to continue the normal movements of the affected area. Read more on how to heal a bruise.

How to Treat a Bruised Bone
The bruised bone healing time can be really longer in some cases. The swelling and skin discoloration would be cured in a few days, but you might continue to have pain. In severe cases, the healing might take even a year. Here are a few treatments for bruised bone that would help you get relief. The first step is to get the affected area checked by your doctor. He might probably recommend an X-ray. Bruised bone cannot be identified in an X-ray but an X-ray will definitely confirm whether there is a fracture or not. This will help your doctor prescribe further treatment for bruised bone. Read more about bone bruise treatment.

The first thing you need to do is rest the affected area. Do not indulge in stressful physical activities that might worsen the condition. Also make sure you have slow and careful movement of the affected area. Elevating the area soon after the injury will be helpful. Also do not keep the area wrapped with any type of bandage. Regular application of ice packs will help treat the bruised bone. Fill a zip-lock bag with crushed ice and wrap it a towel. Apply this over the affected area at least twice a day for not more than 20 minutes at a stretch. This will help relieve the pain and it is also effectively in reducing the swelling and discoloration. Intake of vitamin C and vitamin K supplements can be helpful in healing the bruised bone.

Usually your doctor will prescribe a pain-killer medication like ibuprofen which is very effective in getting rid of the pain. Also continue taking other medications regularly, as prescribed by your doctor. Doctor will also recommend some exercises without weights for the required range of motions to assist the recovery process and strengthen the joints. Keep a watch on the affected area and note any other problem that you might experience. Make it a point to tell your doctor about such other problems. Sometimes you might also experience infection around this area leading to pus formation, do not try to drain it using needle. Consult your doctor immediately.

Hope this helps.:)


I also like the yellow top, the skirt...not so much :p

The skirt looks kinda retro. But in a bad way:lol:

istase2000
Mar 19th, 2010, 10:38 PM
poor maria :bigcry:
hopefully it's a very minor bruise

Break My Rapture
Mar 19th, 2010, 10:46 PM
I gave up on reading the article after 2 lines, Maja. :spit: I don't get shit about it. :rolls:
And I really don't think the Miami dress is that bad. :shrug: Clay season though. :tape:

shaktincredible
Mar 20th, 2010, 08:12 AM
all the dress are amazing :hearts:

Maria Croft
Mar 20th, 2010, 09:19 AM
That's true, that ugly purple thing won't see the light of day at least.

saska77
Mar 20th, 2010, 09:19 AM
a year to heal?? :bigcry: I hope not

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 20th, 2010, 09:30 AM
^^Maria said 3-6 weeks, so I'd think her bruise it not that bad. These articles just portrays the worst case scenario.;)
But then again, if her elbow really has been bothering her since the US Open...

saska77
Mar 20th, 2010, 09:34 AM
^^Maria said 3-6 weeks, so I'd think her bruise it not that bad. These articles just portrays the worst case scenario.;)
But then again, if her elbow really has been bothering her since the US Open...

let's hope so :(

istase2000
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:03 AM
i dun think the purple dress is too bad
i'm sure it looks good on masha
everything looks gd on her :lol:

Shafanovic.
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:05 AM
she can wear a rubbish bag and still look like a model.

:sobbing:

heal fast please mash.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:07 AM
i dun think the purple dress is too bad
i'm sure it looks good on masha
everything looks gd on her :lol:

*cough*Aussy Open 2010 "seagrass peacock gone wild"*cough*

Andy.
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:10 AM
I really dont get all the hate for the AO dress I thought it looked fine. The fit wasnt perfect IMO opinion but it was far from the mess that people have made it out to be. At least it was interesting.

JadeFox
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:12 AM
i dun think the purple dress is too bad
i'm sure it looks good on masha
everything looks gd on her :lol:

I don't think the dress is bad as well and I hope the injury isn't too serious.

Shafanovic.
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:22 AM
i liked the AO dress..

gc-spurs
Mar 20th, 2010, 01:50 PM
I gave up on reading the article after 2 lines, Maja. :spit: I don't get shit about it. :rolls:
And I really don't think the Miami dress is that bad. :shrug: Clay season though. :tape:

Summary:
compressive forces cause damage to part(s) of the bone (there are different areas where this could happen), which damages blood vessels present in that part of the bone, causing internal bleeding.

Its pretty much like a normal bruise, just that its in the bone.

I'm betting on a fall. Aside from that I don't really see how you can get significant compressive forces on your elbow.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 20th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Summary:
compressive forces cause damage to part(s) of the bone (there are different areas where this could happen), which damages blood vessels present in that part of the bone, causing internal bleeding.

Its pretty much like a normal bruise, just that its in the bone.

I'm betting on a fall. Aside from that I don't really see how you can get significant compressive forces on your elbow.

So it can't have happened by playing tennis? Some people in GM suggested that it could have been bruised due to faulty technique on her groundstrokes that she uses/used in order to compensate for her bum shoulder.

Does anyone know of other cases of tennis players having bruised elbow bones? It's completely new to me.:confused:

Break My Rapture
Mar 20th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Summary:
compressive forces cause damage to part(s) of the bone (there are different areas where this could happen), which damages blood vessels present in that part of the bone, causing internal bleeding.

Its pretty much like a normal bruise, just that its in the bone.

I'm betting on a fall. Aside from that I don't really see how you can get significant compressive forces on your elbow.
Thanks, I get it. :D
I also can't see how else Maria would've gotten that bruise. :shrug:

Break My Rapture
Mar 20th, 2010, 02:00 PM
I don't know if this is the same but sometimes when I serve and I swing my racquet back down, it hits my leg and it's kinda painful. :unsure: It gets a bit blue/purple too but it goes away after a couple of days. :shrug: The longest I ever had it was 1 week or something. :lol:

Vodkapova
Mar 20th, 2010, 02:02 PM
Kei Nishikori had a bruise on his right elbow bone and has fallen from #56 to the top 900. :sad:

Vodkapova
Mar 20th, 2010, 02:03 PM
I don't know if this is the same but sometimes when I serve and I swing my racquet back down, it hits my leg and it's kinda painful. :unsure: It gets a bit blue/purple too but it goes away after a couple of days. :shrug: The longest I ever had it was 1 week or something. :lol:

:lol:

I think that's the normal bruise.

Break My Rapture
Mar 20th, 2010, 02:06 PM
:lol:

I think that's the normal bruise.
Oh okay. :lol: Nevermind then. :rolls:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 20th, 2010, 02:20 PM
I don't know if this is the same but sometimes when I serve and I swing my racquet back down, it hits my leg and it's kinda painful. :unsure: It gets a bit blue/purple too but it goes away after a couple of days. :shrug: The longest I ever had it was 1 week or something. :lol:

Oh Pieter!:rolls:

Kei Nishikori had a bruise on his right elbow bone and has fallen from #56 to the top 900. :sad:

:help: This is NOT what I wanted to hear!:sad:

Break My Rapture
Mar 20th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Oh no. :bigcry:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 20th, 2010, 02:32 PM
^^Just looked it up: Seems like Kei had a stress fracture, not a bruised bone!

slamchamp
Mar 20th, 2010, 02:40 PM
thanks for the scare Teerin:scared:

Break My Rapture
Mar 20th, 2010, 04:32 PM
ikr. :( phew. :awww:

Jacey
Mar 20th, 2010, 04:45 PM
Kei Nishikori had a bruise on his right elbow bone and has fallen from #56 to the top 900. :sad:

:eek:


What!! Teerin please don't scare us like that. ;)

Vodkapova
Mar 20th, 2010, 10:21 PM
Sorry honeys. :lol:

istase2000
Mar 21st, 2010, 12:01 AM
If she won many matches with the AO dress maybe you guys wouldn't hate it so much :lol:
I'm not interested in outfits and whatnot these days, I just want her to be healthy and back to winning ways :hearts:
But I still think masha looks good in everything

poor kei, he was doing so well...

Jacey
Mar 21st, 2010, 12:19 AM
If she won many matches with the AO dress maybe you guys wouldn't hate it so much :lol:
I'm not interested in outfits and whatnot these days, I just want her to be healthy and back to winning ways :hearts:
But I still think masha looks good in everything

poor kei, he was doing so well...

Now that you mention outfit does anyone know what Maria
is going to wear at the FO? If she plays there :rolleyes:

I thought someone had posted pics of upcoming outfits but I can't seem to find them.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 21st, 2010, 07:41 AM
Now that you mention outfit does anyone know what Maria
is going to wear at the FO? If she plays there :rolleyes:

I thought someone had posted pics of upcoming outfits but I can't seem to find them.

I posted them two sites back (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=17448324&postcount=153).;)

gc-spurs
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:30 AM
So it can't have happened by playing tennis? Some people in GM suggested that it could have been bruised due to faulty technique on her groundstrokes that she uses/used in order to compensate for her bum shoulder.

Does anyone know of other cases of tennis players having bruised elbow bones? It's completely new to me.:confused:

Don't know much about bone bruising, but if fractures are possible from things like repeated faulty movement, then I suppose its feasible that the same would be true for a bone bruise- which in simple terms is kinda like a step down from a fracture. I'd be more inclined to think faulty techniques would lead to some type of joint malfunction, I'm gonna wager on a fall or getting hit by something.

I don't know about the future implications of bone bruising- the journal articles I looked at (I can't believe I used medical databases to look up stuff relating to Maria Sharapova :p) were all about people with knee bone bruising.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:16 AM
^^ To be honest, I'd definitely prefer the fall option. This way it could be a one time thing that won't come back after it's healed up.

Break My Rapture
Mar 21st, 2010, 05:23 PM
I think I have a new normal bruise again, this time my knee. :rolls:

perseus2006
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:00 PM
I think I have a new normal bruise again, this time my knee. :rolls:

Is this life threatening? Are you a hemophiliac? Is there talk of amputation? Have they drilled a drainage passage to relieve the pain yet? Will you ever be able to walk without a limp again? "Is your last name Jankovic?"

perseus2006
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:03 PM
Sorry, I just couldn't help it. I know you are young and tender and bruise easily.

Jacey
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:32 PM
I posted them two sites back (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=17448324&postcount=153).;)

my bad:wavey:


thanks ;)

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 22nd, 2010, 07:00 AM
I want to thank Julia Goerges who has agreed to wear my Sony Ericsson Nike dress while I am out. Julia is one of the 4 Nike girls that wears my 2 piece collection regularly. I really love this dress and I know she will look great.

Great.:rolleyes:

Break My Rapture
Mar 22nd, 2010, 07:07 PM
I think it's a good idea. :hearts: At least the dress won't go to waste now that Julia will wear it. :)

perseus2006
Mar 22nd, 2010, 07:09 PM
This business about someone else wearing Pova's dress indicates, to me atleast, that Pova plans to be out for some time. Anyone else have a perspective on this?

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 22nd, 2010, 07:12 PM
^^And make my eyes bleed in the process.:rolleyes::p

Gorgeous Goerges is playing a qualifier in rd.1, so there is a chance that this dress will have two appearances at least!;) And if Julia makes it to the third round, she'd likely be on TV.:lol:
Everyone who said this draw was rigged is so right!:lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 22nd, 2010, 07:17 PM
This business about someone else wearing Pova's dress indicates, to me atleast, that Pova plans to be out for some time. Anyone else have a perspective on this?

Not really. This dress was Miami-exclusive anyway. She probably just wants it to be seen since she's got that equity deal with Nike going on.:shrug: Wouldn't be surprised it they'd even do a facebook-lookbook circus again like they did for her Aussy Open dress.:lol:
Or maybe a fashion show with Julia as the model?;)

cyannnnn
Mar 22nd, 2010, 08:28 PM
just imagine if she say she is happy that serena will wear her dress:eek:

Jovana.
Mar 22nd, 2010, 10:02 PM
that lucky gurl wearing Masha's dress :tears:

perseus2006
Mar 23rd, 2010, 10:27 PM
Not really. This dress was Miami-exclusive anyway. She probably just wants it to be seen since she's got that equity deal with Nike going on.:shrug: Wouldn't be surprised it they'd even do a facebook-lookbook circus again like they did for her Aussy Open dress.:lol:
Or maybe a fashion show with Julia as the model?;)

That's a very good point, MaJa. I've never seen this Julia. I hope she is long and lean so she can show off a Pova dress well.

Heal up Pova and while you are doing that, a "doodle" would be nice!

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 23rd, 2010, 10:50 PM
A doodle would be nice!:awww:
We won't get another one unless she has something to promote, though.:p

Slampova
Mar 24th, 2010, 12:26 AM
I'm not bothered about her dresses atm. Masha Fierce needs her headbands back though :inlove:

perseus2006
Mar 24th, 2010, 12:33 AM
I'm not bothered about her dresses atm. Masha Fierce needs her headbands back though :inlove:

Seems to be headbands under the lights, visors in the sun.

Jovana.
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:15 AM
A doodle would be nice!:awww:
We won't get another one unless she has something to promote, though.:p

I am hoping we could get an injury update doodle :tears:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:26 AM
I am hoping we could get an injury update doodle :tears:

Don't think that's gonna happen unless she pulls out of Charleston.:sad:

A birthday doodle is the only thing I really expect from her, tbh.:lol:

Break My Rapture
Mar 24th, 2010, 12:28 PM
I want a doodle as well. :hysteric:

JamieOwen3
Mar 24th, 2010, 06:39 PM
god damn it!!! i was looking forward to seeing Maria at Miami this year having no points to defend and the line up was going to be in the grand slam calibur. hope she recovers fully and kicks A$$ when she comes back (and sort out that serve please) :p

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 24th, 2010, 10:06 PM
Masha's dress Julia Gorgeous just won the 1st set against Morita!:)

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 24th, 2010, 10:57 PM
2nd round!:woohoo::cool:

Lefty.
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:53 AM
http://i42.tinypic.com/n4gp6w.jpg

Yay for the dress surviving another day! :D

Vodkapova
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:01 AM
I'm definitely rooting for Julia in this tournament. :p

Maria Croft
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:46 AM
Thankfully we never have to see Maria in that ugly dress :p

Nina.
Mar 25th, 2010, 11:01 AM
and some people thought the Australian Open dress was a disaster :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 25th, 2010, 11:14 AM
and some people thought the Australian Open dress was a disaster :lol:

I wonder what's going on in Masha's head! She says she LOVES those dresses!:tape:
From Fashionista to Trashionista?:sad:

Nina.
Mar 25th, 2010, 11:25 AM
Taste is different but these color combinations she choses lately are just wrong :tape:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 25th, 2010, 11:42 AM
^^The "great graphics" she's been talking about are just wrong. I don't mind the mesh layering (think FO 2007), but whatever the concept is behind her latest disasters - I don't get it!:help:

Break My Rapture
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:28 PM
I liked both of the dresses. :tears:

lolyeah, Maria's dress is probably giving Julia a major confidence boost. :rolls:

Break My Rapture
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:59 PM
I think 'Poova' and 'Maria' should be changed to 'Maria's dress' in the thread title. :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:14 PM
I think 'Poova' and 'Maria' should be changed to 'Maria's dress' in the thread title. :lol:

Nope. I blame Poova for Maria's injury!:p And Maria's HORRID dress is NO substitute for Maria whatsoever!:o

Break My Rapture
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:15 PM
:happy: I expected that answer. :spit:

Haythem91
Mar 26th, 2010, 12:30 AM
Maria is returning to World Team Tennis action this summer.* Maria will play for will play for the Newport Beach Breakers on Tuesday, July 20th, when they host the Kansas City Explorers.

Jacey
Mar 26th, 2010, 12:51 AM
So, no one has any pics of Julia wearing the dress.

nelsondan
Mar 26th, 2010, 01:09 AM
So, no one has any pics of Julia wearing the dress.
from Julian in the thread below:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=17472321&postcount=34

Haythem91
Mar 26th, 2010, 01:12 AM
from Julian in the thread below:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=17472321&postcount=34

Thanx God maria is injured :lol:

nelsondan
Mar 26th, 2010, 01:26 AM
Thanx God maria is injured :lol:

she is listed as 5'11", and 148 or 154 pounds. She looks thicker around the middle than Maria---Maria would definitely have helped the dress.

gc-spurs
Mar 26th, 2010, 05:26 AM
she is listed as 5'11", and 148 or 154 pounds. She looks thicker around the middle than Maria---Maria would definitely have helped the dress.

I agree, but because of her blonde hair and her skin tone. Maria's tan lacks redness so she wouldn't look like a beetroot with that on.

Vodkapova
Mar 26th, 2010, 09:01 AM
Oh, I'm starting to miss her again now. I was watching her wins from Yakimova to Li at the French Open in 2009 and to be honest - even though she didn't play that well - it has to be one of my favorite tournaments she played in ever. Her reaction from winning the matches were :awww: , c'mon Maria, win this year's French Open please. It seems like clay is now your favorite surface considering your results. :sobbing:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 26th, 2010, 09:55 AM
Oh, I'm starting to miss her again now. I was watching her wins from Yakimova to Li at the French Open in 2009 and to be honest - even though she didn't play that well - it has to be one of my favorite tournaments she played in ever. Her reaction from winning the matches were :awww: , c'mon Maria, win this year's French Open please. It seems like clay is now your favorite surface considering your results. :sobbing:

Bambi.:awww:

Vodkapova
Mar 26th, 2010, 10:28 AM
"I used to say I was like a cow on ice, but now I'm like Bambi." :rolls:

Vodkapova
Mar 26th, 2010, 10:31 AM
Bambipova. :hearts:

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/676/12761068.jpg

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 26th, 2010, 10:55 AM
"Bambipova":rolls: I literally just choked on my breakfast!:spit:

gc-spurs
Mar 26th, 2010, 11:28 AM
hahaha lol'd in bed.

Chloé&TheRubySun
Mar 26th, 2010, 11:57 AM
I really wish Maria was playing, I'm not even bothering to watch Miami I couldn't care less about it now.

I really hope that when Masha returns from this injury she starts to make some progress, we seem to have been stuck in this 'play good one week, play bad the next' 3 setter hell! I want '08 Masha back!

Break My Rapture
Mar 26th, 2010, 12:14 PM
Bambipova. :awww:

I'm missing her too, T. :sobbing:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 26th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Masha's dress Julia just lost the first set to Vesnina. She must have heard how everyone hated on praised the dress and now lost her confidence...:tears:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 26th, 2010, 10:37 PM
She lost!:(

nelsondan
Mar 26th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Masha's dress Julia just lost the first set to Vesnina. She must have heard how everyone hated on praised the dress and now lost her confidence...:tears:


Wozniacki has a cute outfit, but it might be tricky to move in. She is 3-3 in her last set.

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6632/012781869557800.jpg (http://img179.imageshack.us/i/012781869557800.jpg/)

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 26th, 2010, 11:01 PM
Wozzie won.

Lefty.
Mar 26th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Wozzie won.

http://i42.tinypic.com/k3sq5h.jpg

Nina.
Mar 27th, 2010, 12:11 AM
Bambipova is one of the cutest things I have ever heard :awww:

Lefty.
Mar 27th, 2010, 08:26 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/15gxahu.jpg Fish won!! ILU Mardy!! http://i40.tinypic.com/mt85ep.jpg http://i42.tinypic.com/28nqed.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/1pyn9l.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/jikrrt.jpg

Break My Rapture
Mar 27th, 2010, 08:27 PM
:happy:

Rafa back to #2 I think. :inlove:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 27th, 2010, 08:44 PM
Hey Andy!
http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/945/tomcruiselaugh.gif
Thanks for making me laugh!

This is you:

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/3553/failloop.gif

Craig.
Mar 27th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Djokovic AND Murray both losing in the 2nd round? Orgasm :hearts:

Lefty.
Mar 27th, 2010, 09:21 PM
Speaking of fails, Ana was so http://i43.tinypic.com/25ip3xu.jpg in the 2nd set.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 27th, 2010, 09:24 PM
^^Thanks for reminding me.:tears:

Lefty.
Mar 27th, 2010, 09:38 PM
http://i40.tinypic.com/2psk4s2.jpg Sorry. :tears:

gc-spurs
Mar 28th, 2010, 04:32 AM
Hopefully Roddick utilizes that quarter

oneandonly
Mar 28th, 2010, 06:24 AM
Haters, stop hating :rolleyes:

Roger won a match :worship::hearts: