Counting Maria Supporters / Maria Sharapova

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  1. phoony

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    Curious, just wanna know how many are you supporting Maria Sharapova. Just want to know the exactly list :confused:.

    I'm No 1

    Well to haters as well..............feel free to register yourself ;).

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  2. NamRanger

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    Masha4ever is another I believe.
     
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  3. ATXtennisaddict

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    what gave it away? ;)

    When I was saw Maria in her first Wimbledon, I was infatuated. Thought she was hot and she could play etc.

    Now I just see her as a shrieking machine with a game that lacks variety and finesse.
     
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  4. masha4ever#1

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    Count me in!!! Will ya???? (hehe...I think its already obvious);)
     
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  5. West Coast Ace

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    I respect her. For her combativeness and the great rags to riches story. And overlook the 'atrocities' that Dad is alleged to have committed. And realize that the 'shriek' is not her - it's the courtside mics.

    Having said that, she needs to learn to mix up pace, volley, and get a better 2nd serve...
     
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  6. Aonex

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    I think she's a lost cause.
     
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  7. consigliere

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    Whoa !

    HUGE fanbase :D
     
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  8. CyBorg

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    This is primarily a men's tennis forum. Ask about any womens player and you'll barely hear any peep of support.
     
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  9. Aonex

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    Unless the discussion is about how "hot" the player is.
     
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  10. masha4ever#1

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    Okay, with this pic I count for 2!!;)

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    C'mon Russian Princess!!!
     
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  11. Aonex

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    Don't you mean American princess?
     
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  12. masha4ever#1

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    Don't now why I should do so?
     
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  13. masha4ever#1

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    sorry know
     
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  14. Big Fed

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    I liked her a little before but since she got beat i think im pretty neutral with her. Dont really care if she wins or loses....
     
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  15. Aonex

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    Cause the only thing Russian about her is her passport. Oh well, at least she's finally visiting her hometown in Russia next year.
     
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  16. consigliere

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    Oh, this comes off as a surprise :D
     
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  17. simi

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    I don't "hate" her, but never watch her matches. Don't care for her gamesmanship nor the shrieks.
     
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  18. PimpMyGame

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    I support players who I admire for technical ability, or who I fancy. Roger Federer and Sharapova are two players I support, you can have a guess at why I support each.
     
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  19. princess bossass

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    I know she's unpopular (to put it mildly) on these boards, but I can't help it--I like Sharapova. I remember sitting down with my roommates to watch "Serena beat this little blonde russian girl to a pulp" in the 2004 Wimbledon final, and I've been hooked ever since she proved us wrong.

    True enough, she lacks subtlety in her game, but she realizes it--and I respect her for working on adding more dimensions, like slice volleys, topspin lobs, etc. I noticed in her first two matches at the USO that she was using a backhand slice (the commentators even remarked at it) for once, as well as a few (awkward) attempts at serve and volley. I admire that she's trying to expand her horizons and improve her results, even if it hasn't come together yet and she still relies mainly on hammering the ball.

    Also, esp. after Serena embarrassed herself in the press room after her loss to Henin, you have to hand it to Sharapova--despite coming off as robotic and inhuman most of the time, at least after her loss in the 3rd round she gave credit to her opponent, didn't make or accept excuses for a day of bad tennis, and in generally took losing gracefully. I just wish some of her fans would take her loss(es) as gracefully as she does.

    That said, they need to turn the court mikes off when she's playing. I noticed her screams didn't seem as loud during her night matches--different sound mix?
     
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  20. masha4ever#1

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    Well, she has been living the States since her childhood ans speaks English fluently....so what? Maria has always claimed that she feels Russian....btw I don't think Maria roots for America since her 'beating the americans on their on soil' fed cup comment. Furthermore she isn't interested in aquciring the US citizenship.

    Comment: It's very impressive that Masha hasn't forgotten her roots, and as you know Maria donates a lot of money in purpose to help children and families who were affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe.;)
     
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  21. masha4ever#1

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    yop it's pretty obviously that you never watch Maria's game. 'Gamesmanship' and 'Maria Sharapova' ...these two words don't fit each other;)
     
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  22. fgzhu88

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    I'm in!!!!!!!!
     
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  23. phoony

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    I will assumed all the names here are the members of Maria Sharapova:

    1) phoony
    2) Masha4ever#1
    3) princess bossass
    4) fgzhu88
    5) NamRanger
    6) ATXtennisaddict
    7) West Coast Ace
    8) Aonex
    9) consigliere
    10) CyBorg
    11) Big Fed
    12) simi
    13) PimpMyGame

    :eek:............not bad anyone else :confused: don't be shy. C'mon haha.
     
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  24. MJM2324

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    I pretty much cried when she lost 3rd round... and I then wore all black to play tennis in... count me on the list..
     
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  25. Rickson

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    Anti-Maria over here and damn proud!
     
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  26. phoony

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    We had 14 supporters here. Not bad ;).
     
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  27. luke_1983uk

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    im a maria supporter and a proud one too!

    Vamos Maria!
     
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  28. janipyt05

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    i support but she has to do something about that serve... and develope her game more not just hit the ball hard
     
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  29. tennis_hand

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    yes, hater here. just can't watch her match. very simple. nothing else.
     
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  30. Tarqs

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    also a hater...haha. Ever since she started making me turn the volume to 0 when watching a match she played in.
     
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  31. ITF

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    Count me in!!!

    Maria is my second fave.

    I have the 2007 Maria SI calendar, of course.
     
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  32. Serve em Up

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    Maria is OK by me. I think the money and fame has put out some of her fire.
     
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  33. phoony

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    New supporters list:

    1. phoony
    2. Masha4ever#1
    3. princess bossass
    4. fgzhu88
    5. NamRanger
    6. ATXtennisaddict
    7. West Coast Ace
    8. Aonex
    9. consigliere
    10. CyBorg
    11. Big Fed
    12. simi
    13. PimpMyGame
    14. MJM2324
    15. luke 1983uk
    16. janipyt05
    17. ITF
    18. Serve em Up

    [​IMG] I expect more to come ;).
     
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  34. jetlee2k

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    man.. i have talked to many people old, young.. man, woman, caucasian, asian.. and etc.. I have yet find one person who likes her.. Everyone seems want to see her lose as early as possible.. Even her own people (Rusian) don't like her.. That Canon Ad is annoying. I would never buy another Canon
     
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  35. tennispro11

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    I like her. She's hot. Way better than those Nasty William's sisters.

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  36. lovecr717

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    ofcourse she is better:eek: :eek:
     
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  37. motrengaw

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    She is certainly not a lost cause. Once she gets her serve straigented out and learns to volley better I think she will start winning tournaments again. I would like to know what credentials her father and these other parents have to coach. Wouldn't it be better to have a coach who was a professional? The one coach that really makes me laugh is Serena's mom. I think the only court she has been on is a food court.
     
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  38. jelle v

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    Hate is such a strong word.. but yeah.. as a tennisplayer I kinda "hate" her.

    There are just some things that I can't stand about her:
    - Her screaming
    - Her arrogance
    - Her courtmanners (always looking so angry to try and impress her opponent, walking to the back of the court slowing play etc. etc.)
    - The way she gives press-conferences (very arrogant)
    - Her presenting herself as if she is really beautiful while she actually isn't very pretty.

    Basically, every time she plays I hope she loses.

    I only watch her games when she is playing a strong oponent, because her game isn't very entertaining. When she is playing a weak opponent I don't watch, but that goes for all women's matches.

    Don't get me wrong I think she is good at what she does, hitting the balls very hard. But that's all she can do.
     
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  39. masha4ever#1

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    well I can't change your attitudes towards Maria. But there are two pionts that I definitely can't stand. 1) Maria's press conferences are always funny and natural and she doesn't behave arrogant at all. 2) Masha is for sure the prettiest girl ever, therefore why shouldn't she present her beauty?
     
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  40. Rodditha

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    Sharapova is ugly, her game is ugly and flat just like her chest, i hate her attitude on court, acting like she is the best, i watch her play only when i know she is going to lose. Her game is so ugly like her and her one dimensional game.
    Count me in cuz i'm a hater.
     
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  41. Aonex

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    Her press conferences are funny? She's probably one of the most bland personalities on tour. She always seems really bored. Btw, why am I on this list?
     
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  42. masha4ever#1

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    Take my advice...stop smoking that crap!!!!!
    Long story short:
    1) Maria isn't ugly at all (laughing)....she is absolutely gorgeous...6'2'' blonde athletic Russian Princess;)
    2) her attidudes on court are examplary
    3) if your are the best, why souldn't you show it? ;)
    4)then you won't see a lot of her matches in the future;)
     
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  43. masha4ever#1

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    If I got always asked the same questions, I would get bored either!!!
    Watch Maria's last press conferences.....you'll see they are hilarious and entertaining;)
     
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  44. 10sfreak

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    Add me to the list of MS supporters - can't stand her shrieking, but she is gorgeous!
     
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  45. phoony

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    Oh i thought you are her supporters as well :confused:. Are you??? :eek:
     
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  46. phoony

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    Welcome welcome..........you're always welcome ;).
     
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  47. uNIVERSE mAN

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    that pic is photoshopped. I hate the ogress.
     
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  48. jmsx521

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    I didn't even know she was her coach. Her jobs seems even easier than that of Paul Annacone, when he was coaching Sampras.

    You are just terrible!
     
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  49. Rodditha

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    Y'all Shriek fans are sensible, people aren't perfect, proof watch sharapova, plain ugly. I've seen girls in my school who are way more beautiful than Shrieak.
     
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  50. jmsx521

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    You are quite a sexist to be making such insults Rodditha. Just imagine how you'd feel if you found out that people are calling you ugly.
     
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