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Re: Sharapova OUT of Stuttgart( Stephens,Svitolina and Collins too)

 

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Better than shooting selfies in elevators .. ..lol lol
 

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Did Kerber withdraw??? Her match with Vekic is cancelled and Vekic plays someone else...

Nevermind...I guess Kerber is now in Halep's spot. What a mess this tournament is turning out to be.
 

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Re: Sharapova OUT of Stuttgart( Stephens,Svitolina and Collins too)

What will be her legacy?

Her on-court performances, her cover-up of a career on court using a performance-enhancing drug until she was caught and told the truth, or both?
 

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Re: Sharapova OUT of Stuttgart( Stephens,Svitolina and Collins too)

What will be her legacy?

Her on-court performances, her cover-up of a career on court using a performance-enhancing drug until she was caught and told the truth, or both?
Did she? Isn't she still holding to the story that she used it for medical reasons rather than performance enhancement?
 

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With all these absences, Maria has lost so much momentum and match practice. It will be surprising if she goes far in future tournaments even if she puts in the hours of training.
 

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Did she? Isn't she still holding to the story that she used it for medical reasons rather than performance enhancement?

There is a form that players are supposed to use to declare any medications that they are taking. She (and her team) must have known about this form. Sharapova's use of meldonium, otherwise known as mildronate, was prescribed for an uncorroborated diagnosis of an alleged heart condition when she was a child. She continued to use the medication after the alleged heart condition was no longer an issue because it is performance enhancing. It increases exercise endurance and she never declared her use of the drug throughout her entire career. Ergo, she became a drug cheat when meldonium was banned and she was caught using it and all of her previous success is clouded in her use of this performance enhancing substance. She has not been able to compete at her previous level without the meldonium – that is clear.
 

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Re: Sharapova OUT of Stuttgart( Stephens,Svitolina and Collins too)

I think she's done physically. And it's a no-brainer that she'd never win the same amount of matches again. She can't secretly use meldomium anymore to increase her endurance. That's right - she should have disclosed the use of the drug and didn't.
 

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Re: Sharapova OUT of Stuttgart( Stephens,Svitolina and Collins too)

I think she's done physically. And it's a no-brainer that she'd never win the same amount of matches again. She can't secretly use meldomium anymore to increase her endurance. That's right - she should have disclosed the use of the drug and didn't.
And pretty much everyone but her die-hard fans agree with these basic points. It's not just an endurance edge that's useful in matches, it's also in practice where she could hypothetically put in more work and more hours than clean players, translating back into more stamina during tough matches.
 

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I think she's done physically. And it's a no-brainer that she'd never win the same amount of matches again. She can't secretly use meldomium anymore to increase her endurance. That's right - she should have disclosed the use of the drug and didn't.
When u find concrete evidence of the effects of meldonium, pleaelse link the source. We are all still waiting for the study. Until then, you and all her haters have NOTHING to back it up.
 

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Re: Sharapova OUT of Stuttgart( Stephens,Svitolina and Collins too)

Also OUT in Paris.
 

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And pretty much everyone but her die-hard fans agree with these basic points. It's not just an endurance edge that's useful in matches, it's also in practice where she could hypothetically put in more work and more hours than clean players, translating back into more stamina during tough matches.
That means only her die-hard fans are capable of recognizing truth then.
 

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I've said it before and I'll say it again: her body cannot deal with the grind of the tour without drugs in its system.
 
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