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Jimmy Dragoon May 26th, 2013 08:01 PM

Maria Sharapova Will Probably Not Retire Before 2016
 
Quote:

Kommersant: Have you thought of ending your career? And what are you plans for when that happens?

M.S.: (Laughing) Yes, I have thought about it. I want to become a businesswoman. It was actually on business that I was in Moscow. On April 29 I launched a new brand of candies in Russia, called Sugarpova.
Quote:

Kommersant: What did you think about the London Olympics? Are you going to take part in the Rio Olympics as well?

M.S.: I really want to go to Rio. As you know, I took silver in London; I lost to Serena Williams in the final. I hope to win gold in Rio. That is why ending my career before 2016 is not something I would even contemplate.


Quote:

Kommersant: Do you have any friends among other women players in the WTA Tour?

M.S.: You know, it’s very difficult for tennis players to have those kinds of relations. WTA players seldom become friends with each other. For example, I just cannot imagine going out to dinner with one of my fellow tennis players, knowing full well that tomorrow I will have to work my socks off to defeat her on the court.

Out there on the court, every woman tennis player is my rival, first and foremost - a rival I must beat. So I have women friends, but they are not tennis players.
http://rbth.ru/arts/sport/2013/05/22...dle_26177.html

Patrick345 May 26th, 2013 08:03 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
She says she wonīt retire before 2016. Thatīs totally different from what you wrote in the title.

hablo May 26th, 2013 08:04 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
To think a few years back she couldn't see herself playing past 25 or something like that? :lol:

T-rex May 26th, 2013 08:06 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
Does this thread title need to be changed?

Sammo May 26th, 2013 08:06 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
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Originally Posted by hablo (Post 28603122)
To think a few years back she couldn't see herself playing past 25 or something like that? :lol:

Really?

Crater718 May 26th, 2013 08:07 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
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Originally Posted by T-rex (Post 28603234)
Does this thread title need to be changed?

Yes, it should be titled "Maria Sharapova will not retire before 2016" :lol:

kwilliams May 26th, 2013 08:07 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
I would laugh if Serena started sucking the day after Sharapova retired!

One thing I've always admired about Sharapova is her tenacity and so it's not that surprising to think she'll be around for quite a while.

LightWarrior May 26th, 2013 08:08 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimmy Dragoon (Post 28602994)

That doesn't mean she will retire probably in 2016. :rolleyes:

Hartson May 26th, 2013 08:08 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
Serena, Federer, Nadal also will retire in 2016

T-rex May 26th, 2013 08:09 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hartson (Post 28603402)
Serena, Federer, Nadal also will retire in 2016

But Venus will continue to play. :lol:

bandabou May 26th, 2013 08:10 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimmy Dragoon (Post 28603282)
Huh? I said that she will probably retire in 2016. She said that she will not retire before 2016 . . . So how is that totally different? I will answer you. It isn't.

Uhmm...because she DIDN'T say she WOULD retire in 2016? :shrug:

danieln1 May 26th, 2013 08:10 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
She has no tennis friends :oh:

That's really sad for her. Ivanovic has friends on tour and still beats them: Cirstea, Petkovic, Arvidsson

There are more cases of friends beating friends... Vinci often loses to her best friend :facepalm: , even though vinci is incredibily more talented.

Craig. May 26th, 2013 08:11 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
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Originally Posted by Sammo (Post 28603274)
Really?

Yup, when Justine retired the first time, Maria said something like "If I was 25 and I'd won that many Grand Slams, I'd quit too!" But I think the time away from tennis due to her injury made her gain a new perspective and appreciate the sport in general much more.

Craig. May 26th, 2013 08:13 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by @danieln1 (Post 28603610)
She has no tennis friends :oh:

That's really sad for her. Ivanovic has friends on tour and still beats them: Cirstea, Petkovic, Arvidsson

There are more cases of friends beating friends... Vinci often loses to her best friend :facepalm: , even though vinci is incredibily more talented.

She doesn't seem to mind, so why would it be sad for her?

Craig. May 26th, 2013 08:14 PM

Re: Maria Sharapova Will Probably Retire in 2016
 
And I strongly doubt Maria would say "seldom" in an interview or...ever.


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