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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 07:03 PM   #1396
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What did I tell you guys? Now put your minds at ease and admire the commercial genius of the siberian siren.

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/.../#.UhO7Dr5CSvE
I'd rather admire the tennis genius of Maria Sharapova, which we haven't seen on display for a while now.

You know what would bring the greatest publicity Maria could ever hope for? Winning the US Open.
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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #1397
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I'd rather admire the tennis genius of Maria Sharapova, which we haven't seen on display for a while now.

You know what would bring the greatest publicity Maria could ever hope for? Winning the US Open.
Well, perhaps she will. But selling Sugarpova and playing the USO are two seperate issues. You act as though it takes her an eternity to say that she's going to change her name and that her preparation for the USO will suffer as a result. I think that's absurd. I don't think it will make any difference at all if she goes into the tournament as Sharapova of Sugarpova. If she plays well enough she'll win and if she doesn't she won't. But this little bit of sugarpova nonsense won't have anything to do with it.
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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #1398
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She promoted Sugarpova this time last year. It's a year old today

Maria on all the attention Sugarpova is getting



And on the criticism

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Most of you are really acting like a bunch of loonies over this.
Comparing someone with a Career Slam to Kournikova...
Did you even read what I said? I didn't compare her career up til this point to Kournikova's. I said she was in danger of being viewed as a Kournikova from now on. And like it or not, reports of that nature are already out there. And I fear that if she does lose early, the narrative that she's not focussed on the sport is going to gather steam (scary how much I've been agreeing with Mexicola lately), in part because of this self-inflicted wound. If this was just a standalone incident then I'd agree me and Mexicola's reactions were ott, but the fact is this the latest in a string of questionable judgements on her part within a few months, and that's worrying for someone who's usually so totally self-aware.

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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 07:29 PM   #1400
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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #1401
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I'm still failing to see what the questionable decisions are though.

She did not fire Hoggy, Hoggy stated himself in a recent interview that he's worked in the tennis realm for 34 years straight. It's time for him to focus on his personal life. His long time friend Mats also went on the record to say there was nothing more to the split than what was announced.

Hiring Connors wasn't as bad as people make out considering she'd worked with him briefly before and enjoyed the experience, and Yuri pushed for it too. (Just because it didn't work out doesn't mean it was unjustified).

The fact that she ended the partnership quickly is telling, she knew going in that it would take a while for them to click. She's been through this with Hoggy. The fact that she ended it so quickly indicates that something happened which showed it was never going to work. So it was best to end the partnership quickly.
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I'm still failing to see what the questionable decisions are though.

She did not fire Hoggy, Hoggy stated himself in a recent interview that he's worked in the tennis realm for 34 years straight. It's time for him to focus on his personal life. His long time friend Mats also went on the record to say there was nothing more to the split than what was announced.

Hiring Connors wasn't as bad as people make out considering she'd worked with him briefly before and enjoyed the experience, and Yuri pushed for it too. (Just because it didn't work out doesn't mean it was unjustified).

The fact that she ended the partnership quickly is telling, she knew going in that it would take a while for them to click. She's been through this with Hoggy. The fact that she ended it so quickly indicates that something happened which showed it was never going to work. So it was best to end the partnership quickly.
Thank You.

Also like Ogioh said earlier, the whole 'SugarPova' publicity was planned AHEAD irregardless of her on court results. Even had she miraculously won Wimbledon and/or Cincinnati earlier (or the coaching fiasco happened or not), her team was still going to create buzz with the Sugarpova promo before USO.

US Open HIGHLY commercial and they know it. Why not manipulate to gain free publicity for her own premium brand?

And how is she gonna hurt her reputation for SugarPova publicity? This bitch has been promoting SugarPova every since it came out. Are we gonna say her interviews with Chelsea, CBS Morning Show (which are all done with the sole intention of Sugarpova promotion) are damaging her reputation as a tennis player?

Her career and brand are already firmly established! I don't give a damn how the media and the casual tennis fans are gonna perceive her as the Kournikova 2.0 at this point.

Doubt her tennis skills, doubt her tennis IQ, doubt her game but NEVER doubt her commitment to tennis!

But who cares? lol

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Old Aug 20th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #1403
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Meh, maybe I was being a bit overdramatic I've just had a lot on my plate the last few days so I've been taking tennis and all this stuff more seriously than I should
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I'd rather admire the tennis genius of Maria Sharapova, which we haven't seen on display for a while now.

You know what would bring the greatest publicity Maria could ever hope for? Winning the US Open.
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I'm still failing to see what the questionable decisions are though.

She did not fire Hoggy, Hoggy stated himself in a recent interview that he's worked in the tennis realm for 34 years straight. It's time for him to focus on his personal life. His long time friend Mats also went on the record to say there was nothing more to the split than what was announced.

Hiring Connors wasn't as bad as people make out considering she'd worked with him briefly before and enjoyed the experience, and Yuri pushed for it too. (Just because it didn't work out doesn't mean it was unjustified).

The fact that she ended the partnership quickly is telling, she knew going in that it would take a while for them to click. She's been through this with Hoggy. The fact that she ended it so quickly indicates that something happened which showed it was never going to work. So it was best to end the partnership quickly.
I don't blame her for Connors hiring, the sooner you get rid of something which is not suitable the better. I am more worried whom she will chose next. I am not a pro in terms of this, but i think there are no really good coaches around now. Yuri is not the option. He can provide her mental support which is good for now, but no more.
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There were no good coaches available when she and Joyce parted ways either.
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Ogi making the most sense here. Quitting smoking helps eh?
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