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Mar 27th, 2016 10:23 PM
Potapovushina
Re: Maria Shishkina

Masheesh took another QWC, at 50K Osprey, and she just retired at 6-7(1) 5-4 against fellow WC Sophie Chang (who seems to be a decent player)... worrying. She was up *5-2 in the 2nd set, had another opportunity to serve for the set but retired (she had already taken a MTO earlier in the set) but just retired. Looks like she won't catch a break, just when the first positive signs in ages were just starting to show...
Mar 21st, 2016 06:10 PM
Potapovushina
Re: Maria Shishkina

So, she drew Sofia Kenin (seeded 14, reached a junior CHR of 2 last year after she made the USO final, WTA 362) in Q1 of 25K Naples and "only" lost 4 & 4 to her yesterday, that's not bad
Mar 14th, 2016 08:35 AM
AAM9876
Re: Maria Shishkina

She had two wrist surgeries. Now she seems to be coming back: Bradenton teen wins Sarasota Wilde Card Event | HeraldTribune.com

Although, I don't understand why she's playing a WC tournament for a 50k when she could have been playing in the QD of a 10k in Orlando, FL... may be she has a WC for the MD.
Feb 20th, 2016 11:51 AM
Freakan
Re: Maria Shishkina

She was on entry list for an upcoming 10k in Florida and withdrew, so seems she's not done yet. She does seem to need to have a few matches under her belt to start gradually improving, so if she'd start to play more regularly, I think she'd still have a chance to have a breakthrough.
P.S. If you remember the other great prodigy - Jan Silva (blond, tanned boy) - he's now a 3star recruit. Just shows what all this media attention does to the most talented kids...
Feb 19th, 2016 10:37 PM
tenisamulo
Re: Maria Shishkina

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Originally Posted by Potapovushina View Post
I think she was serious, but had way too much pressure as a kid... Now it just looks like she's burnt out, the whole Christian thing is wierd and seems desperate, she never showed any sign of faith when she still was a relevant tennis player
Conservatism and religiosity make a lot of sense for an immigrant wanting to blend into the US culture. Which doesn't mean that it's a "triangulation" per say, just, people want to fit in, and conservative christians are very helpful and accepting people, as long as you share their beliefs. And with their background, they could create a viable income speaking to church groups about the sins of communism and the joys being saved by Jesus. Which would play very well with audiences.
Feb 16th, 2016 02:10 AM
Potapovushina
Re: Maria Shishkina

I think she was serious, but had way too much pressure as a kid... Now it just looks like she's burnt out, the whole Christian thing is wierd and seems desperate, she never showed any sign of faith when she still was a relevant tennis player
Feb 16th, 2016 01:55 AM
shoparound
Re: Maria Shishkina

Maybe she didn't really have any interest in being a great tennis player and was pushed by IMG and the parents like the poster above mentioned.
I mean if she was serious, she wouldn't keep disappearing in and out like this.
Feb 15th, 2016 06:45 PM
auntie janie
Re: Maria Shishkina

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Originally Posted by Pierre-YvesMasha View Post
Is it wrong that I don't like her? As soon as Trans World Sport made that stupid ass video about her being the next Sharapova I was like go on then, let's see her results. 17 and yet lost in qualies at basically every event she played, and she played quite a lot!

Total flop. Is it wrong that I'm thankful for that? I don't know.
Yeah, t's probably "wrong", but I feel the same way. But I blame IMG and the kid's parents, not the kid herself. It's just bizarre if we've seen the last of her after all the time and money they (IMG, Under Armour) poured into her.
Feb 15th, 2016 03:57 PM
Pierre-YvesMasha
Re: Maria Shishkina

Is it wrong that I don't like her? As soon as Trans World Sport made that stupid ass video about her being the next Sharapova I was like go on then, let's see her results. 17 and yet lost in qualies at basically every event she played, and she played quite a lot!

Total flop. Is it wrong that I'm thankful for that? I don't know.
Feb 15th, 2016 03:40 PM
auntie janie
Re: Maria Shishkina

What's happened to this kid now? Her name hasn't even appeared on any entry lists I've seen so far this year. Last year she at least played qualies in the January Florida challengers, but this year she's vanished yet again. More injuries/surgeries? Anybody know?
Dec 21st, 2015 07:10 PM
theiceman
Re: Maria Shishkina

she left img a long time ago. i applaude her devotion to God. Bless her!
Nov 24th, 2015 05:28 AM
shoparound
Re: Maria Shishkina

Monique to Michelle to Maria. All Flops. I guess we can throw in Harrison there too as another IMG flop.
Nov 22nd, 2015 02:36 PM
BlueTrees
Re: Maria Shishkina

Flop!
Nov 22nd, 2015 02:35 PM
Freakan
Re: Maria Shishkina

Wasn't Monique Viele also religous? Combined with being a 'teen prodigy' and amateur singer, this would make Maria a copy-paste version of Viele...
It really deosn't seem like she's very serious about tennis career now, hope it's not another case of burning out before even actually starting...
Nov 19th, 2015 03:19 PM
Potapovushina
Re: Maria Shishkina

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