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Iker1
Jan 10th, 2004, 11:43 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2004-01-10/U329P6T12D730190F44DT20040110183939.jpg

Iker1
Jan 10th, 2004, 11:48 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2004-01-10/U397P6T12D730238F44DT20040110200426.jpg

http://sports.tom.com/img/assets/200401/shalabowa1.jpg

http://sports.tom.com/img/assets/200401/shalabowa2.jpg

http://sports.tom.com/img/assets/200401/040104184601shalabowa3.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2004-01-10/U397P6T12D730237F44DT20040110200305.jpg

the cat
Jan 10th, 2004, 02:14 PM
Lovely pictures. :) Thanks. When I first saw these photos in this thread I thought Maria had won the Watsons Water Challenge final in Hong Kong because she was smiling and holding the taller trophy. But Venus Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 7-5 6-3. And Masha blew a 5-1 first set lead that had to shake her confiedence. :( If Mashara had won the first set she might have won the match.

thegalaxy
Jan 10th, 2004, 02:41 PM
well she looks taller than venus...
venus is of course 186 or 187cm
but maria is listed as 183cm
can this be possible??

deju entendu
Jan 10th, 2004, 03:13 PM
great start to the game thought she was finish venus

the cat
Jan 10th, 2004, 11:05 PM
Maria looks taller than Venus because of the angle of the photo and because she's standing straight while Venus is slouching a little. Maria is a shade over 6' tall while Venus is about 6'2" tall.

thegalaxy
Jan 11th, 2004, 04:14 AM
check out this pic...
she is taller or the same height as venus
http://www.mariaworld.net/hongkong046.jpg

Iker1
Jan 11th, 2004, 08:34 AM
I think she's more than 185cm~
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2004-01-10/U397P6T12D730230F44DT20040110195636.jpg

Watching the match between JC and Roger
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2004-01-10/U397P6T12D730265F44DT20040110213622.jpg

thegalaxy
Jan 13th, 2004, 02:54 AM
• She's taller.

She's over 6 feet, and still growing, a liability on the court. "Last year my legs grew so long, and it was tough on me," says Sharapova, whose parents are both under 6 feet. "Now my upper body is growing. Must be the carrot juice."

thats just to confirm shes not 183cm as listed by wtatour

Erdinger
Jan 13th, 2004, 12:00 PM
galaxy, when and where did she say that?

And :lol: @ the carrot juice http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/pepper.gif

thegalaxy
Jan 13th, 2004, 01:53 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/aus/2004-01-12-sharapova_x.htm

its an article bout maria

Erdinger
Jan 13th, 2004, 02:50 PM
Hey, thegalaxy, this is a GREAT article, thanks for finding it! :bounce: :cool:

thegalaxy
Jan 14th, 2004, 06:12 AM
http://www.mariaworld.net/offcourt82.jpg

thegalaxy
Jan 14th, 2004, 06:15 AM
http://www.mariaworld.net/offcourt89.jpg

thegalaxy
Jan 14th, 2004, 06:19 AM
http://www.mariaworld.net/offcourt81.jpg http://www.mariaworld.net/offcourt86.jpg
http://www.mariaworld.net/offcourt84.jpg

thegalaxy
Jan 14th, 2004, 06:23 AM
http://www.mariaworld.net/offcourt90.jpg
http://www.mariaworld.net/offcourt79.jpg
http://www.mariaworld.net/hongkong0411.jpg

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jan 14th, 2004, 08:05 AM
...And Masha blew a 5-1 first set lead that had to shake her confidence. If Mashara had won the first set she might have won the match.
the cat, I think the fact that Masha blew a 5-1 first set lead, didn’t shake her confidence. And even if Masha had won the first set, I don’t think she could have won the match.

Masha simply lacked the weapons and variety to close the first set while leading 5-1, and to win the match.

And yes, Masha was all smiling at the prize presentation ceremony. Masha isn’t the type of person who can’t smile after losing a final match. But at the Ciney, Belgium, exhibition final, one thing really upset Masha and made her cry, and that was the reason why she didn’t attend the closing ceremony.

Erdinger
Jan 14th, 2004, 10:42 AM
But at the Ciney, Belgium, exhibition final, one thing really upset Masha and made her cry, and that was the reason why she didnít attend the closing ceremony.
What do you mean with "one thing" :confused: I thought that she was so upset because it was really a heartbreaking loss, so close and blowing 8 matchpoints.
Or did there happen something else that she was soooo upset?

And thegalaxy, thanks for these pics, some of them I've never seen before :)

thegalaxy
Jan 14th, 2004, 02:55 PM
is she playing in the doubles at the aussie open?

the cat
Jan 14th, 2004, 03:21 PM
Thanks for the photos. :)

MSF, what one thing was it that made Maria cry after the Ciney final? I just assumed Masha got so upset because the crowd was rooting for Justine Henin and she lost 8 match points.

thegalaxy
Jan 15th, 2004, 07:20 AM
http://www.mariaworld.net/hongkong0418.jpg

she is holding handphone right?
http://www.mariaworld.net/hongkong0421.jpg
http://www.mariaworld.net/hongkong0419.jpg

thegalaxy
Jan 15th, 2004, 07:27 AM
http://www.mariaworld.net/magcover8.jpg

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jan 15th, 2004, 08:10 AM
she is holding handphone right?
No, Masha wasn't holding any cellphone.