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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/tennis/sfl-nasscene30mar30,0,7776045.story?coll=sfla-sports-tennis

Getting pop on her shots

Yuri Sharapov is annoyed. "Your toss is too low," he tells his daughter, Maria Sharapova, as she smacks a serve.

Sharapova is playing practice games with her hitting partner, former journeyman pro Michael Joyce. Every few minutes her father stops the action to correct her mechanics. He doesn't like the contact point on some of her groundstrokes, and he's not crazy about her second serve, either.

Sharapov's tone, in clear English, is firm but reasonable. This is not the raging, fist-thrusting Yuri we see on TV at Sharapova's matches. He even smiles a couple of times.

When Sharapova thinks the session has ended, he instructs her to hit five more second serves. You have to be able to hit those when you're tired, he tells her.

Sharapova reacts with a poker face and a quick nod. She doesn't appear bothered by anything her father is saying. At least on the practice court, she comes off as a good-humored 18-year-old relatively unaffected by her status as a tennis megastar and global brand.

During practice games with Joyce, she chuckles over a disputed shot she called out. "I'm going to get grief for this for two months," she says.

She teases Joyce, who at 33 is no longer in top shape, when he appears winded after a long point. "You need a Gatorade?" she says with a laugh.
 

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From what I saw 2 weeks ago, they have typical for a Russian culture parent-child relationship: parents should be obeyed
 

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tenn_ace said:
From what I saw 2 weeks ago, they have typical for a Russian culture parent-child relationship: parents should be obeyed
Its in most of the cultures....That parent should be obeyed...
 

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Mightymirza said:
Its in most of the cultures....That parent should be obeyed...
well, maybe you are right, but in some western countries kids are more free to not agree with parents (and I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that)
 

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Mightymirza said:
Its in most of the cultures....That parent should be obeyed...




lol. i know, right. i can't think of one where they shouldn't be obeyed lol:lol:
 

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SAEKeithSerena said:
lol. i know, right. i can't think of one where they shouldn't be obeyed lol:lol:

hmmmmm.... :scratch: American comes to mind... :shout:

If you think that American kids (most of them) obey their parents (not should, but actually do), you don't know crap what I'm talking about.
 
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