Maria Sharapova's height?

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  1. pirateofthecarribean

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    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?
     
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  2. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    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 ½ - 2 inches, leading to some knee tendonitis. But it shouldn't be any surprise that she grew an extra 2 inches.
     
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  3. SempreSami

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    I'm pretty sure you can still grow when you're around 20.
     
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  4. Tempest344

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    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
     
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  5. tennissavy

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    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.
     
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  6. pound cat

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    6'3 is not every girl's dream. What did Yuri feed her?
     
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  7. tennissavy

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    LOL Good question.:)
     
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  8. rtyd1

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    It wasnt what Yuri fed her it was the constant injections of HMGA
     
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    What is HMGA?
     
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  10. adamvann

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    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.
     
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  11. vince916

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    Damn 6'3? She's going to marry a basketball player?
     
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  12. superman1

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    Her parents are both average/below average height so 6'3" is ridiculous. Seems she never stops growing...
     
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    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! =)
     
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    I suppose bananas!?
     
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    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
     
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  16. danb

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    She is 6'3"
     
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    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.
     
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  19. SempreSami

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    Personally I'd attribute it to Chernobyl.
     
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    over six feet
     
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  22. lilycolefan

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    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.
     
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  23. SempreSami

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    Lily Cole is creepy looking.
     
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    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
     
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    Spoken by a bitter short person, I assume? :shock:
     
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    I wonder if these guys know.
     
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  27. Mick

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    ivanovic is close to sharapova's height (6 feet 1, i believe) but somehow she does not look nearly as tall.
     
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    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.
     
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  29. lilycolefan

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    Did you google her or did you know about her before?
     
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  30. Eviscerator

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

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    Sharapova too tall for me.
     
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  32. lilycolefan

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    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.
     
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  33. mrDamien

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

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    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!
     
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  35. Mick

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    she looks alright among tall people but when she is lined up with someone like Henin, she looks like a giant.

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  36. TheTruth

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    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!
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  40. lauras-serve

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

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    her shoulders are higher than blake's shoulders too.
     
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    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!
     
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    bananas! :)
     
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  44. Bud

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    6'2-6'3

    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:
     
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    She should play in high heels to be even more intimidating. Her footwork wouldn't get worse anyways.
     
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  46. halalula1234

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    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
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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  49. halalula1234

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    i love tall skinny girls with some shape
     
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  50. Turning Pro

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    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.
     
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