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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2009, 11:33 AM
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Re: Why is Sharapova's weight listed incorrectly everywhere??

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That would be 79-82.
I would think Sharapova is lighter than that, around 75 (165 pounds)
i kinda doubt sharapova's that heavy

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Re: Why is Sharapova's weight listed incorrectly everywhere??

Well she's big, 1,88 m.
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Well she's big, 1,88 m.
I agree. For her height, she has to weigh at least 165 pounds.

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So is this just a vanity thing where women just don't like to disclose their real weight or something?
Stop asking questions you already know the answer to.

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Re: Why is Sharapova's weight listed incorrectly everywhere??

If Venus is almost 180 lbs, than so is Maria. Venus is smaller than Maria is now. The only reason that I would think differently is Venus is more solid (toned arms and legs), whereas Maria is soft (fatty arms and legs) and muscle weighs more that fat.

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Re: Why is Sharapova's weight listed incorrectly everywhere??

The WTA uses the Modeling 101 system of listing "height" and "weight".

If the player is 6' ft tall, you list them as 5'11" (5'11 1/2"). If they're taller than 6' feet, you reduce their height by 1-2 inches to make them look less "Amazonian".

Maria's stats are so out of date, it's not funny. I've seen her in person, and she has to be at least 6'4". And there's no way you'd way 130 lbs at that height.
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The WTA uses the Modeling 101 system of listing "height" and "weight".

If the player is 6' ft tall, you list them as 5'11" (5'11 1/2"). If they're taller than 6' feet, you reduce their height by 1-2 inches to make them look less "Amazonian".

Maria's stats are so out of date, it's not funny. I've seen her in person, and she has to be at least 6'4". And there's no way you'd way 130 lbs at that height.
I can believe this. Dinara is listed @ 5'11" when it's obvious that's she's at least 6'2".

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they only do weights once in their career
Sharapova was probably 14/15 when that weight listed, she's grown 5-6 inches since.

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Re: Why is Sharapova's weight listed incorrectly everywhere??

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So is this just a vanity thing where women just don't like to disclose their real weight or something?
Probably. And since they don't have weight classes in tennis, it's not an area where accurate data is important.

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