Kirilenko cheats against Sharapova

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  1. tennis_pro

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  2. PSNELKE

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    I saw the match, seriously I have never seen anything similar to that.
    That was so damn pathetic from Makiri, I certainly thought she would be better than that.

    Ridiculous scene, but credit to the umpire. I absolutely liked her reaction.
     
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    What the hell was she thinking? Before the umpire even called it, I was like "what the heck is she doing, the point isn't over...".
     
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    pawwthetic.
     
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  5. jgrushing

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    Amazing, that was bad. Kirilenko's defense should have been that, if you're going to call it on me, you should be calling it on Sharapova every point for that insane yelling. It's just as intentional...
     
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  6. TheCanadian

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    That was bizarre and stupid.
     
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  7. sureshs

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    I am still not convinced it was intentional, more like something for herself to get going.

    It is a hindrance though.
     
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  8. sportsfan1

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    I saw that, it was very odd tapping the racquet on the ground 3 or 4 times while opponent was about to hit the shot- was it something she did subconsciously? Then arguing about the penalty with the umpire was even more ridiculous - something to the effect "Have you ever played this game at this score".
    But looked like Sharapova just hit through her and was playing well, so she couldn't prevent the loss.
     
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  9. BrooklynNY

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    I'm going to try that in my match later, after an extended grunt.
     
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  10. You Can't Be Serious

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    Come on guys ! What sport do we see players banging the ground with their sticks ? Hockey ? Hmm ! Wonder where Maria got that from !
     
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  11. tennis_ocd

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    Agreed. But do you question why the ump had the power to prevent this? :)
     
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    I watched that video over and over and over again trying to come up with a reason to think it was NOT intentional.

    I cant think of one.

    Pretty low by Kirilenko bush league big time.
     
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    Its not worse than Sharapova's screeching
     
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    Pathetic...
     
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    Good point.

    Regardless of the intention, or where she might have picked it up from, it's the type of behavior that should not be tolerated in tennis.

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  16. Boricua

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    I agree. It was a reaction to pump herself. But, it could be a distraction.
    And, the umpire seems like a tough New Yorker according to her accent, lol.
     
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    Hence the hindrance call.
     
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    She's from Czech Republic, or Croatia..
     
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    Maybe she has turrets
     
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  20. You Can't Be Serious

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    People say Sharapova's screeching should not be tolerated either. I've seen Connors and other do things I don't like either, but it adds to the entertainment purpose of the sport and has people talking. The umpire stopped it. What about getting coaching from the stands. It happens all the time. That's not cheating. I'm glad the umpire caught Kirilenko but I don't look at others like they are angels.
     
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    really? couldn't wait till the point was over? people now pump themselves up mind point now?
     
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    She thought she was playing hockey with her boyfriend Ovi.:twisted:
     
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    Sharapova: "It's one thing if you do it once, but I think she did it three or four times. It's not like a hockey puck or something. She forgot, I think, the sport". Ouch!
     
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    Kirilenko, like the rest of the world is fed up with Sharapova cheating on EVERY point with that fake shriek (Sharapova makes no noise in training sessions). Sharapova - the most disgraceful person ever to be associated with tennis.
     
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    Kirilenko was just as loud during the match, so that defense would not have held water.
     
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    I totally agree
     
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    The thing I found funny was earlier in the match - the commentators were saying that the two Marias were closer than most others on the WTA.

    Basically that Sharapova stays way off to herself but that Kiere is one whom she'll practice with.

    doubtful here on out.....
     
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    I can't stop laughing! That is one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen in a tennis court, pro or amateur. My tennis teacher is a master troller when we're playing for fun and even he NEVER thought of something like that :D

    I'm with you! I'll do that tomorrow in my doubles match. I fear MY PARTNER will kick me out :D
     
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    She absolutely did it on purpose, she waited till right as she was about to hit the ball, you can clearly see it on the replay towards the end of that video, pathetic attempt.
     
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    I had a guy do that to me every time I tossed for my serve.

    I stopped the match midway and had a little talk with him. That set him straight.
     
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    Excellent umpiring to shut down that pathetic cheating the second she did it.
     
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    unfortunately womens tennis is just pathetic all together nowadays :/
     
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  35. tennis_ocd

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    Waves and baseline jumping jacks would've been ok... just do it quietly?
     
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    There's an expression for that, "bush league." Although I would add, totally, ridiculously bush league. And then she has the gall to argue about it.
     
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    Kirilenko hit a shot that landed short, was in a vulnerable position and Sharapova was all over it. If she waits till the point is over, why pump up? Pump up to get to the ball, react, move, fly, etc.
     
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    She is cute, that is all that matters. We can overlook these minor faults.
     
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  39. Boricua

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    That is why you are G.O.A.T.
     
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  40. T-ennis 888

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    Surely "bush league" is an apt description for the WTA in general though these days and anyone with the slightest modicum of objectivity will agree with me on this.
     
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  41. sureshs

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    No................
     
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    Horrendous cheating behaviour from Kirilenko. Even crappier attitude when she was called on it by the umpire.

    I would have docked her a point.
     
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  43. nadalwon2012

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    Still, you got to hand it to Kirilenko, she is very likeable, even during/after the incident. Something Sharapova never had.
     
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  44. sportsfan1

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    Sharapova never passes up on an opportunity to diss another player.
     
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    On this occasion, she's entirely justified.
     
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    Absurd. I have a very slight modicum of objectivity and I do not agree with you at all. :???:
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  47. TheCanadian

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    Please delete post.
     
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    ... yet every single woman on the bush league WTA tour would double bagel you easily.
     
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    fierce umpire!!! <3
     
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  50. decades

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    umm no. she cheated and was caught. it's actually quite enlightening that you continue to defend such a blatant act of desperation.
     
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