Re: Official Australian Open 2014: New Season, New Coach, 'New Shoulder' and New Slam
Originally Posted by 18majors
The more I watch Petra, the more I appreciate Maria, Serena, and Vika. I respect the amount of professionalism they display day in and day out.
Maria loses matches to lower ranked players, like Wimbledon to Lacher de Brito and Cincinnati to Stephens. But, there're always reasons behind it even though we may not know about it. Still, even in those matches, with shoulder almost falling apart, she put out a good fight to the end.
It's a privilege to be a fan of Maria Sharapova.
Could not agree more with this. Especially after this latest lay off, I'm more grateful than ever that she is even playing, and I think I'll be able to enjoy and appreciate her game more than I did in the past, 'cause I wasn't such a big stan that I am today when 2008 happened, so it didn't really have an impact of this kind on me...
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