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pirateofthecarribean
05-08-2008, 06:38 PM
Ha ha, long time no post. :) When did Maria Sharapova become 6'2"? Was she 6' tall back in 2004 Wimbledon? She was also listed at 6' back in the 2006 AO. When did she get to 6'2"? Anybody wanna enlighten me?

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
05-08-2008, 06:43 PM
Maria was 16 or 17 years old when she won Wimbledon and obviously was still growing into her body. The same thing happened to Venus Williams back in 1997-1998 season, she sprouted up about 1 - 2 inches, leading to some knee tendonitis. But it shouldn't be any surprise that she grew an extra 2 inches.

SempreSami
05-08-2008, 06:44 PM
I'm pretty sure you can still grow when you're around 20.

Tempest344
05-08-2008, 07:53 PM
you don't stop growing in some way until you are about 25 or 26

usually you will fill out a bit instead of growing taller after 18-19

tennissavy
05-08-2008, 08:22 PM
Sharapova was a little over 6' when she won Wimbledon. After she won the US Open, when she was on David Letterman's show, she said that she was 6'3" without shoes. She also said that she doesn't like to admit that. The funny thing is that when she was on Ellen Degeneres recently, she said she was 6'2". I have met her and she is every bit of 6'3". She was in sneakers at the time and she looked taller than 6'3" so I think that she is clearly no less than that.

pound cat
05-09-2008, 03:24 AM
6'3 is not every girl's dream. What did Yuri feed her?

tennissavy
05-09-2008, 03:28 AM
6'3 is not every girl's dream. What did Yuri feed her?

LOL Good question.:)

rtyd1
05-09-2008, 01:09 PM
It wasnt what Yuri fed her it was the constant injections of HMGA

veroniquem
05-09-2008, 01:14 PM
What is HMGA?

adamvann
05-09-2008, 01:23 PM
I can tell you that she is over 6' tall. I'm exactly that and she is easily taller than I am. I've seen her several times up close at Indian Wells and walked passed her before at least once that I can recall.

vince916
05-09-2008, 01:27 PM
Damn 6'3? She's going to marry a basketball player?

superman1
05-09-2008, 01:48 PM
Her parents are both average/below average height so 6'3" is ridiculous. Seems she never stops growing...

PandaKuo777
05-09-2008, 01:56 PM
Wow I'm impressed. I didn't think she was that tall. Looks like I have to start drinking my milk. She was my dream girl growing up, and now i'm almost 17 years old! =)

jmsx521
05-09-2008, 02:07 PM
6'3 is not every girl's dream. What did Yuri feed her?I suppose bananas!?

rtyd1
05-09-2008, 02:07 PM
What is HMGA?

HMGA is a family of high mobility group proteins characterized by an AT-hook. They code for a "small, nonhistone, chromatin-associated protein that has no intrinsic transcriptional activity but can modulate transcription by altering the chromatin architecture".A recent study has shown variations in HMGA2 to have a moderate association with adult height

danb
05-09-2008, 02:09 PM
Ha ha, long time no post. :) When did Maria Sharapova become 6'2"? Was she 6' tall back in 2004 Wimbledon? She was also listed at 6' back in the 2006 AO. When did she get to 6'2"? Anybody wanna enlighten me?

She is 6'3"

danb
05-09-2008, 02:10 PM
6'3 is not every girl's dream. What did Yuri feed her?

Organic food -:evil:

raiden031
05-09-2008, 02:14 PM
Sharapova & Karlovic sittin in a tree.... :oops:

I'm 6'1" (unfortunately too short to date Maria), and I saw her practicing at the US Open and she was definitely taller than me.

SempreSami
05-09-2008, 05:30 PM
Personally I'd attribute it to Chernobyl.

Rafanatic
05-09-2008, 05:35 PM
over six feet

P-Town Tennis
05-09-2008, 05:46 PM
Look how tall she looks compared to other people in this commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bO_pHOSEIk

lilycolefan
05-09-2008, 06:47 PM
She is not 6'3". I saw her up close at the US Open and she was more 6'1"-6'2". She is very small boned in person so perhaps this makes her look taller.

SempreSami
05-09-2008, 07:35 PM
Lily Cole is creepy looking.

sondraj
05-09-2008, 09:53 PM
That is ridiculously tall for a female, when guys are that tall it looks great anytime a female is over 5'8 it looks freakish. I would hate being that huge being a girl

princess bossass
05-10-2008, 02:10 PM
That is ridiculously tall for a female, when guys are that tall it looks great anytime a female is over 5'8 it looks freakish. I would hate being that huge being a girl

Spoken by a bitter short person, I assume? :shock:

CyBorg
05-10-2008, 04:26 PM
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1206/sharapova3hn5.png

I wonder if these guys know.

Mick
05-10-2008, 04:50 PM
ivanovic is close to sharapova's height (6 feet 1, i believe) but somehow she does not look nearly as tall.

rooski
05-10-2008, 06:05 PM
6'3 is not every girl's dream. What did Yuri feed her? I'm not sure who it was that fed her but someone loaded her up on human growth factor at some point in her youth.

lilycolefan
05-10-2008, 06:06 PM
Lily Cole is creepy looking.Did you google her or did you know about her before?

Eviscerator
05-10-2008, 06:26 PM
I'm pretty sure you can still grow when you're around 20.

Exactly, I was 6' 5" in high school and grew a couple more inches in college.

mrDamien
05-10-2008, 06:30 PM
Sharapova too tall for me.

lilycolefan
05-10-2008, 06:32 PM
I think that she is too tall as well. Not only is she too tall (some girls don't look that bad at that height) but her shoulders are so broad and her torso is so long. I'm sure some guy that is like 6'8" likes that type of thing though.

mrDamien
05-10-2008, 06:32 PM
Maria was 16 or 17 years old when she won Wimbledon and obviously was still growing into her body. The same thing happened to Venus Williams back in 1997-1998 season, she sprouted up about 1 - 2 inches, leading to some knee tendonitis. But it shouldn't be any surprise that she grew an extra 2 inches.

Do you still grow up when you're at 16 or 17?

TheTruth
05-10-2008, 06:37 PM
She's too tall. It's one thing to see it on TV, or on the runway where it gives the illusion of being sleek and chic, but in real life walking by a 6"3 woman is surreal (unless it's Lindsay Davenport) she's so cool she transcends height!

Mick
05-10-2008, 06:48 PM
she looks alright among tall people but when she is lined up with someone like Henin, she looks like a giant.

http://i29.tinypic.com/2dv0mmq.jpg

TheTruth
05-10-2008, 06:51 PM
she looks alright among tall people but when she is lined up with someone like Henin, she looks like a giant.

http://i29.tinypic.com/2dv0mmq.jpg

True, but wait a minute. Isn't James supposed to be 6"1 or 2. He's taller than her in this picture. What the heck is going on? Are they lying about her height too. The media! I tell you!

n0stalgiaz
05-10-2008, 07:19 PM
True, but wait a minute. Isn't James supposed to be 6"1 or 2. He's taller than her in this picture. What the heck is going on? Are they lying about her height too. The media! I tell you!

She doesn't seem to be standing as upright as James does. I'd say her to be about 6'2''.

I went from an even 6'0'' at 21 years old, to 6'2'' at 22 1/2. All of a sudden everyone I knew started saying, "wow you look taller." My Doctor said it's pretty rare for someone to grow that much that late in life. Hey i'll take it though :-D

Roberto
05-10-2008, 07:39 PM
I bet all these comments about Maria being too tall must come from short jealous people. Ofcourse it makes them feel bad if they compare themself with a tall goddess like Maria.

WillAlwaysLoveYouTennis
05-10-2008, 07:44 PM
And why if shorter than someone couldn't date them?? I got lucky at 6'6 to marry someone 6'9, but dated (of course) a number of others below my height before that time.

I was 6'0 by 15, but it slowed after that, and didn't grow to my current height until around 20.

I had read some parents who have children of certain sports where height is more of an advantage do agree to have "supplements" given that will continue to expand their children's growing range.

Rather working towards that "sci-fi" ideal to change genetics to achieve a more "perfect" specimen. My daughter at 10 years old now is already 5'4, and she plays tennis avidly, but one wouldn't push about it, but only help her adjust to her height as she grows. I don't see why Maria couldn't have grown some more at her age, "medically" implemented or nature itself.

lauras-serve
05-10-2008, 09:41 PM
True, but wait a minute. Isn't James supposed to be 6"1 or 2. He's taller than her in this picture. What the heck is going on? Are they lying about her height too. The media! I tell you!

James is wearing shoes from the Nike Breathe family, while Maria is wearing thinner soled Vapors.

BallzofSkill
05-11-2008, 12:13 AM
her shoulders are higher than blake's shoulders too.

TheTruth
05-11-2008, 07:36 AM
Ahh, I see now. The soles do make a difference, and I can definitely see that her shoulders are higher than James. Thanks for pointing that out!

Greenfin Beta
05-11-2008, 08:21 AM
6'3 is not every girl's dream. What did Yuri feed her?

bananas! :)

Bud
12-04-2008, 11:13 PM
She is not 6'3". I saw her up close at the US Open and she was more 6'1"-6'2". She is very small boned in person so perhaps this makes her look taller.She's at least 6'2.

I've stood right next to her and I'm 6' tall in tennis shoes and she towered over me. She's a BIG girl!

Also, she is definitely not small-boned. Her shoulders are wider than mine and I swear her hands are larger than mine... and I don't have small hands :shock:

Underhand
12-04-2008, 11:35 PM
She should play in high heels to be even more intimidating. Her footwork wouldn't get worse anyways.

halalula1234
12-05-2008, 03:50 AM
i thought females stops growing a few years after they first have their period? so how come maria kept growing so did venus? Dam i wish i could reach 6 ft haha i'll b lucky if i ever get there my parents are way below average and im a little below

NickC
12-05-2008, 04:58 AM
In that picture, Maria has her knees bent a little, while James is standing straight up. This could be one of the reasons James looks taller in the picture...

TnTBigman
12-05-2008, 01:48 PM
She's gotten cutie too. A lil more roundness in her face and shape. Lookin good in those recent Canon commercials. Girls that are tall and slender with shape......HOTTT.

halalula1234
12-05-2008, 02:32 PM
She's gotten cutie too. A lil more roundness in her face and shape. Lookin good in those recent Canon commercials. Girls that are tall and slender with shape......HOTTT.

i love tall skinny girls with some shape

Turning Pro
12-05-2008, 02:55 PM
She grew a couple of inches at 19 to top up to 6'2. It's pretty rare for a girl to grow at that age.

Valdez737
12-05-2008, 05:07 PM
Yea she is tall but not that much I am 6,1 and she did not look much taller then me last time I saw her. I was not that close so she could be 6,3. Not that I mind I love tall girls.

superman1
12-05-2008, 06:37 PM
Freakishly tall girl + average sized parents
= HGH

Yuri injects it into her bananas.

SHRIEK
12-06-2008, 01:35 AM
why?...
just wondering

MrBen
12-06-2008, 03:50 AM
Uhh I think you keep growing until around 21...

TnTBigman
12-06-2008, 04:33 AM
Girls usually stop growing around 21. Guys usually in their late 20's. Around 26 -27.

mctennis
12-06-2008, 06:05 AM
There's a lot of them ( tennis players) that seem to lie about their height. I know Agassi said he was like 5'11" and I'm 6' and when I was next to him I was about 3-4 " taller than he was. Oh wait, maybe I'm 6'3" now! Ok, now I need to change my drivers license information next time I renew it. Thanks Andre.

kelz
12-06-2008, 09:38 PM
who's yuri

RF007
12-06-2008, 09:42 PM
^Sharapova's dad

Bud
12-08-2008, 10:54 PM
There's a lot of them ( tennis players) that seem to lie about their height. I know Agassi said he was like 5'11" and I'm 6' and when I was next to him I was about 3-4 " taller than he was. Oh wait, maybe I'm 6'3" now! Ok, now I need to change my drivers license information next time I renew it. Thanks Andre.

Lol... you really are 6'3, yes? I've seen Andre and Steffi and I'd say his 5'11 and her 5'9 are spot on.

tennis-hero
12-09-2008, 04:25 PM
6"3? wow

that is tall, but it would totally give her an advantage serving i suppose

she does have a very pretty face but her shoulders are too broad i think, imo

i dont know much about genetics

my great grandafther was 6'6
and my grandfather is 6'3

im only 5'10

but my kids appear tall- :D perfect for tennis, non

lilycolefan
12-09-2008, 05:17 PM
There's a lot of them ( tennis players) that seem to lie about their height. I know Agassi said he was like 5'11" and I'm 6' and when I was next to him I was about 3-4 " taller than he was. Oh wait, maybe I'm 6'3" now! Ok, now I need to change my drivers license information next time I renew it. Thanks Andre.
Yeah Agassi is maybe 5'10", not 5'8"-5'9".

Bud
12-09-2008, 07:19 PM
6"3? wow

that is tall, but it would totally give her an advantage serving i suppose

she does have a very pretty face but her shoulders are too broad i think, imo

i dont know much about genetics

my great grandafther was 6'6
and my grandfather is 6'3

im only 5'10

but my kids appear tall- :D perfect for tennis, non

You're supposed to get taller every generation... not shorter :lol:

MariaS
12-10-2008, 10:32 AM
You mentioned that girls grow a little more after their periods and that's it. But look at girl gymnists; they exercise and diet to extreme and don't even get their periods til there about 18. Then they have a great growing spurt.

_maxi
12-10-2008, 04:32 PM
In that picture besides James Blake, she looks like she's trying to shrink herself.. look at his neck, and his legs.. IMO she is taller than blake

_maxi
12-10-2008, 04:35 PM
I think she is a little bit more than 6 2

superman1
12-10-2008, 08:43 PM
Sharapova is definitely taller than Blake, it's just the angle of that picture, and maybe she's purposely slouching so she doesn't look like Big Bird. I think she's even taller than Roddick.

srinrajesh
12-13-2008, 09:18 PM
Well lets go by official stats. As per her profile on WTATour website, she 's 6.2"
anyways regarding dating or marriage it doesnt stop us shorter ones from trying..does it

Bud
12-14-2008, 02:57 AM
In that picture besides James Blake, she looks like she's trying to shrink herself.. look at his neck, and his legs.. IMO she is taller than blake

She's definitely taller than Blake ;)

You are correct, in that picture she is standing on one foot with the other slightly bent... that takes about 3" off your full height (try it). Blake in that pic is standing as straight as possible so as not to look shorter than her (he's pulling a Roddick). Here's a secret... guys (especially fairly tall ones say 5'10 and above) are self-conscious around women who are taller than they are.

Sharapova always slouches so as to not appear as tall as she really is. I think she's very self-conscious about her extremely tall stature. She also stated somewhere that she LOVES wearing high heels. Sharapova in a 4" set of spikes would be close to 6'7" tall. 99% of men in tall dress shoes aren't even close to that. So, one can sort of understand the slouching.

Bud
12-14-2008, 03:06 AM
I think she is a little bit more than 6 2

Sharapova is definitely taller than Blake, it's just the angle of that picture, and maybe she's purposely slouching so she doesn't look like Big Bird. I think she's even taller than Roddick.

I agree. I think she is right around 6'-2 1/2"... about the same height as Roddick. However, when she's out on the town in heels, she towers over him.


In this pic, Roddick was (supposedly) joking around and stood on his tippy toes... which would put him at about 6'-7" in dress shoes. Sharapova was in low heels. He stated he didn't want to look shorter than her in the pic :oops:

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/arash_markazi/08/11/on.the.scene/p1_sharapova.jpg

Bud
12-14-2008, 03:33 AM
Now, these guys are probably 5'9-6'+ tall (especially the guy on the right). Again, she absolutely towers over all of them. She has to crane her head forward and do the one leg trick... so she won't be cropped out of the picture :)

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_RLIYzXhfZQ0/SUT8az8bO8I/AAAAAAAAEOY/0SeRUphfyko/s800/28506_Masha_Superiorpics_Dec_08_3_122_637lo.jpg

Underhand
12-14-2008, 06:41 AM
^^^ This is the Midget Army and Sharapova LOL

Fedace
12-14-2008, 06:46 AM
:)How tall is she when she is naked ?? that is what i am really interested in..:).

Fedace
12-14-2008, 07:04 PM
Now, these guys are probably 5'9-6'+ tall (especially the guy on the right). Again, she absolutely towers over all of them. She has to crane her head forward and do the one leg trick... so she won't be cropped out of the picture :)

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_RLIYzXhfZQ0/SUT8az8bO8I/AAAAAAAAEOY/0SeRUphfyko/s800/28506_Masha_Superiorpics_Dec_08_3_122_637lo.jpg

Take those shoes off and she will be same height.....

Bud
12-14-2008, 10:10 PM
Take those shoes off and she will be same height.....

Yeah, and they take their shoes off and she stands straight... she's still taller :)

MegacedU
12-15-2008, 07:39 PM
6'3 is not every girl's dream. What did Yuri feed her?

Yeah, yikes. I'm 5'8'' and I more often than not curse my tall genes. I can attest that 20 y/o females are still growing, I great .5 inch last year. She's beautiful though, despite the jolly green giant status.

MegacedU
12-15-2008, 07:40 PM
Take those shoes off and she will be same height.....

True story, those are some big heels. I sympathize though, it's hard to find fashionable shoes that aren't a million feet high.